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

      In folio, 15 voll. (2 annate per vol.), mz. marocch. coevo con ang. (con abras., alc. dorsi restaur. e alc. piatti con aloni). 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. "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). 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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        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&#39;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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        Dealings with the Dead; The Human Soul, Its Migrations and Its Transmigrations. Penned by the Rosicrucian

      Utica, New York: Published by M. J. Randolph, 1861-&#39;62 [1861]. First edition. 8vo. [2], 268, [4, ads] pp. Original diapered brown cloth. Essex Institute Stamp on front pastedown, signed J. Hunt on flyleaf. Head of spine rubbed with loss, some minor browning to a few gatherings. Fresh, clean copy. Wright II, 1992; cf. J.P. Deveney, Paschal Beverly Randolph: A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician (1997) . "In fact, all things and events are but a simple process of what may be called Deific Photography. All forms, all things ... all human events and destinies are but the externalization of Deific fore-had thoughts." &#39;sex really means more than people even remotely suspect. In the Soul-world it does not serve the same purposes as on earth." "In the succeeding volume, the reader will be carried into a new Soul-region, of which Love is the key; and then the world will see what a vast deal of knowledge exists of which man has never heard" (pp. 137-8) Uncommon publication by an African American abolitionist and mystic whose work prefigures aspects of later writers such as Blavatsky, Crowley, and the practices of the Order of the Golden Dawn. Randolph was also author of &#39;Hashish Its Uses and Abuses&#39;, discussing use of hashish to induce trances (advertised as "In Preparation" in the back of the present volume)

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        Philp&#39;s Washington Described. A Complete View of the American Capital, and the District of Columbia; with Many Notices, Historical, Topographical and Scientific, of the Seat of Government

      Philp & Solomons, 1861. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo. Original maroon cloth with gilt stamped lettering and image of the capitol on front cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Moderate sunning to cover. Light scuffing to spine. Minimal shelf-wear. Text and illustrations are crisp and clear. Illustrations throughout and a map of the capital with labeled points of interests. Several pages in back contain various advertisements. This was the original volume printed in 1861 during the construction of the capitol dome. Chapter four details the capital building&#39;s history and describes the dome&#39;s construction. Other topics discussed are the capital&#39;s role in the Revolutionary War, departments of government, surrounding colleges, and local geography.

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        Report upon the Colorado River of the West, explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives?

      Government Printing Office 4to original cloth with gilt cover vignette, rebacked with modern cloth, leather spine label, illustrated. Some staining and wear to covers, and occasional staining and soiling within. There are some stub tears to the maps, and a few of the folding plates are ill creased. Overall in very good shape and the Indian plates are quite bright. The Ives expedition was the first real study of the Colorado, which had as its main purpose to see to what extent the river was navigable. To accomplish this task, a steamer was made in Philadelphia and shipped in parts to San Francisco, where it was back hauled to Ives in pieces in Colorado. The Streeter catalogue indicates that the ?Ives expedition went up the Colorado some 500 miles to the limit of navigation, then continued overland along the river. The expedition disbanded at Albuquerque after transversing some 900 miles. His account of the Tonto Apaches who lived in the canyon walls is of particular interest.? All in all, this is an exceptional survey with some great illustrations.

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      Washington. 1861.. 131,14,[2],154,[2],30,[2],6,[2],31,[1]pp. plus plates (some colored), maps, and some explanatory leaves for plates. Quarto. Contemporary three- quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Front hinge loose. Boards scuffed and worn, morocco largely worn away at corners. Spine chipped. Light scattered foxing and occasional offsetting from plates. Else good. One of the most important and best illustrated army surveys of the American West. The report describes the activities of the expedition on the Colorado in 1857-58 under the command of Ives. Goetzmann calls the book the best of individual army reports, "a long, carefully written journal, consciously literary but with a maximum amount of attention to scientific observation." Wheat is equally lavish in his praise of the maps, applauding the detail and design of the finished work. The primary work on the exploration of the Colorado. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 947. GOETZMANN, pp.379-94. FLAKE 4287. HILL 874. STREETER SALE 177. WAGNER-CAMP 375. HOWES I92. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 786. SABIN 35308. FARQUHAR, COLORADO 21.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Senate United States, 1861. Leather Bound. Very Good. Quarto. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex Document. Bound in brown contemporary leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. gold stamping on spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Black leather spine and corners. 4 maps, including two large folding maps of the Rio Colorado of the West. Clean and unmarked pages with minimal staining. Various hand-colored illustrations throughout, as well as black and white charts and illustrations. Minor foxing to title page. Some water damage to tops of pages in mid-section. This rare volume describes in great length and detail the findings of the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers while exploring the Colorado river and surrounding areas. The leading artist on the expedition was Heinrich Baldwin Mollhausen, a German who had taken several trips to the west before the compilation of this book. The first fold-out map is slightly torn with some minor folds. Light splotching occurs throughout the book. Tight binding. Minimal shelf-wear. Light scuffing to boards, spine. Gilt remains clear and bright. Overall, a superior volume in excellent condition.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset : compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and mss. in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands

      Westminster: Printed by John Bowyer Nichols, 1861 The third (& best) edition, corrected, augmented, and improved by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. Published 1861-1870. 4 volumes . Titles in red & black. 128 engraved plates, plans, and maps. Together with three unpaginated pedigrees mentioned in the list of plates. Folio, pp. (2):vii-xxiii:i-iv:(2):cxliv:(2):722; (4):862; (4):755; & (2):534:clxiv, contemporary half morocco. Title to volume 1 creased and with short marginal tear. A little light occasional foxing but generally good. The bindings attractive and very solidly bound. The general map mentioned on the title page was not published as likewise were the four "reprint" plates listed also not published. The preliminary leaves to volume 1 bound out of order but present. Contemporarary signature of J. W. Erle on endpapers. A good copy of this substantial and weighty work.

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      1861. hardcover. <center><b>a major Victorian best-seller</b></center> Reade, Charles. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH. A Tale of the Middle Ages. In Four Volumes. London: Trubner & Co., 1861. Original grey-green cloth. 4 vols. <p>First Edition of this major Victorian best-seller, "unanimously regarded as the author&#39;s finest work," a tale of unrequited love set among real historical characters of the 15&ordm;th&#39; Century.</p> <p><?ms_indent>As evidence of the book&#39;s success in England, one might note that after a part of it appeared under the title of "A Good Fight" in ONCE A WEEK, the circulation of that periodical increased by twenty thousand. [DNB, quoted in Wolff]</?ms_indent></p> <p>As further evidence, there were three four-volume editions published in 1861, the latter two being so identified on their title pages.</p> <p>As with Sadleir&#39;s set, in this copy there are no publisher&#39;s ads; in the copy described by Parrish & Miller, there are ad catalogues of the publisher Tinsley Brothers. There is no period after the title on Vol III&#39;s title page, but there is on the other three (in Sadleir&#39;s set, both III and IV lacked the period).</p> <p>This is a very good-plus set: three of the four volumes have early-but unoriginal endpapers applied over the original ones, but wear is limited to minor wear at some edges. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH is bound in an unusually delicate binding, so copies in any better condition have become quite scarce. Parrish & Miller pp 206-7; Sadleir 1999; Wolff 5704 (third edition). Provenance: in each volume (on the unoriginal endpaper) is the bookplate of John M. Cameron (prominent Chicago attorney (Custer & Cameron) during the first third of the 20th Century, President of the Chicago Literary Club in the early &#39;30s), along with the penciled signature of noted collector and bibliographer Walter E. Smith. Housed in an attractive morocco-backed slipcase.</p> "THREE-DECKER" NOVELS (Sumner & Stillman Code:11387)

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      [Montgomery, Al.: Shorter & Reid? 1861].. 21pp., printed in double columns. Dbd. Tanned, some soiling. Final three text leaves dampstained. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. A rare, early, and extremely important printing of the Constitution of the Confederacy - the version that was sent out to the seceded states for ratification. This printing was done shortly after the adoption of the constitution by the Confederate Congress on March 11, 1861, and includes the text of the Confederate Constitution and the United States Constitution in side by side columns. As shown by Parrish and Willingham, it was this printing that was sent out by the Confederate Congress to the various legislatures of the seceded states so that they could debate the constitution and vote on its ratification. This dual printing throws the similarities and differences between the two documents in stark contrast. Parrish and Willingham mention that this printing of the two constitutions was usually accompanied by a letter from Howell Cobb, President of the Confederate Constitutional Convention, which read: "I herewith transmit to you a certified copy of the adopted by the unanimous vote of the Convention; to be placed before the State Convention, over which you preside, for its approval and ratification. It will be seen that the Convention have conformed to the general wish of the people of these States, in adopting a Constitution upon the general principles of the Constitution of the United States. The departures from the provisions of that instrument have been suggested by the experience of the past; and are intended to guard against the evils and dangers which led to the dissolution of the late Union" (as quoted in Parrish and Willingham). Once secession became a reality in late 1860, the rebellious states had to decide what form of government they would take. As in 1787, when the original thirteen states wove themselves into the United States through a constitution, the South wove itself into a Confederacy by creating their own constitution. In early February, 1861, representatives of the seceded states met in Montgomery, quickly approving a provisional constitution, and then moving on to the task of drafting a permanent constitution. The Confederate Constitution is a striking document in its similarities to - and differences from - the United States Constitution, a subject that has been much studied by recent scholarship. In fact, the goal of the Confederate Congress was to create a document that took the best parts of the Federal constitution, but tried to eliminate its perceived weaknesses. Power was decentralized, away from the central government and toward the individual states. The President of the Confederacy was limited to a single six-year term, and was given a line-item veto of Congressional appropriations. The power of the Congress to impose taxes was greatly limited, and general treasury funds were prohibited from being used to fund local internal improvements. Government subsidies to industry and tariffs on imports were prohibited, reflecting the southern preference for free trade. Also, "the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate states, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the territorial government." Several of the provisions of the federal Bill of Rights were also incorporated into the Confederate Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to trial by jury and against excessive bail, etc. 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." Parrish and Willingham locate only six copies of this early printing of the Confederate and United States constitutions, and OCLC adds one other. Not in Crandall. We see no copies in auction records for the past thirty- five years, and are unaware of any other copies appearing on the market. An important document in the history of the Civil War and American constitutional thought. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 2. HARWELL, CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING, p.8. OCLC 56170522. HOWES C672 (ref.)

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Archive of 66 Manuscript Maps, Hand Drawn and Hand-Coloured by Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin

      1861. A Charming Set of Hand-Coloured Manuscript Maps Showing Considerable Detail, Bright with Attractive Hand Colouring, Scale Bar, Cartouche and Border . Manuscript maps, drawn and hand-coloured by Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin (1849-1915), a genealogist and astronomer, who worked for many years at the Greenwich observatory, holding the important post of Chief Assistant; he also wrote books on astronomy, among his books include "The Monumental Brasses of Cornwall sixty-two illustrative plates with descriptive, genealogical, and heraldic notes". He was the only son of Edwin Dunkin FRS (1821 -1898), who was a respected astronomer and the President of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Institution of Cornwall. A fabulous set of 66 hand-drawn maps, all hand-coloured, with the exception of one. Maps are in two sizes, 20 of which measuring approximately 4.5 inches x 3.5 inches (11,5cm x 9cm), and the rest (46 maps) measuring approximately 6 inches x 4.25 inches(15,5cm x 11cm). One map, entitling "Morocco, Algeria, and Tunis" is dated June 24th, 1861 and inscribed by Edwin H. W. Dunkin on the bottom margin. A set of fabulous and charming maps in excellent condition, bright with incredible detail and beautiful hand-colouring. Maps show Manchooria and Corea (Manchuria and Korea), China; the Empire of Japan; Madras; Sumatra; Java; Burmah (Burma), Siam and Annam (Vietnam); Phillippine Isles; Borneo; Spice Islands (Maluku Islands); Celebes and the Moluccas; Candia (Crete, Greek island), Ionian Isles, Sicily and Malta, Azores or Western Islands (nine volcanic islands); Balearic Isles; Independent Tartary (khiva, Bokhara, Kokan, etc); Barbary and Fezzan; Mongolia and Little Bokhara (Bukhara); Manchuria, Cora and Thibet (Tibet); Punjab and Cashmere; Transcaucasia (South Caucasus); Afghanistan and Bellochistan (Balochistan); Hindostan (India); Arabia; Persia; Turkey; Russia; Madras; Jamaica island; Madagascar; Nubia and Abyssinia; Egypt; Morocco, Algeria and Tunis; South.Eastern Africa; Congo and Angola; Lower and Upper Guinea; Senegambia; Cape Colony, Kafraria (Kaffraria) and Natal; Environs of Lake Tchad (Chad); Prince Edward and Magdalen Isles; Tierra del Fuego; Iceland; Vancouver Isle, uninhabited Nova Zembla Island, Cape Breton; Central America; Cuba and Bahama Isles; Hayti and Dominica (Haiti and Dominican Republic); Hawaiian Islands; Chiloé Island; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark). Also included in this set is the beautiful hand-coloured manuscript route map showing "The Travels of M. Caillie to Jenne and Timbuctoo and Across the Sahara in 1827 & 1828". .

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        The Illustrated London News. 1861 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

      London.: Illustrated London News.. Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX.. 1861.. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. Full year (January-December) 1861 of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 622pp and 678pp, Index to Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX, 16 1/4 x 11 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). BOTH VOLUMES MISSING COLOR ENGRAVINGS and Volume I missing sheets 169/170 and 283/284. Cover extremities rubbed and lightly soiled, splits to spine, front joints cracking but attached, leather starting to perish; foxing and creasing to endpapers, occasional light soiling and small foxed areas. Despite these faults this is a handsome set in identical binding with interiors in very good, tight condition. January to June: FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days before and after the outbreak of war in America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: The Secession Movement, Charleston 87; Sketches in Charleston, South Carolina 94; Map of Charleston Harbor 129; Slave Auction in Richmond, Virginia 139; Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor: the Secession Flag Flying 194; A Barber&#39;s Shop at Richmond, Virginia 207; Portrait of President Jefferson Davis 231, 248; full-figure portrait of General Winfield Scott 247; the Crowd at Baltimore Waiting for Mr. Lincoln 266; President Lincoln delivering his Inaugural Address 99; Slavery: Images in Baltimore and New Orleans 307; A Scene in the Hall of Representatives, Washington 310; Loading Cotton on the Alabama River 423; Fort Sumter: Guns Bearing on Fort Moultrie 435; Views on the Potomac Below Washington 459; Baltimore and Ohio Railway: Tray Run Viaduct 466; The "Union" Mass Meeting in Union Square NY 471; Harper&#39;s Ferry, Virginia 479; Birdseye View of the City of Washington (Double Page) 486-487; the War Excitement in New York 498; Forts Monroe and Smith 499; Reading the War News: Broadway, NY 563; The 5th Regiment of New York Zouaves 567; View of Harper&#39;s Ferry, Virginia 571; Civil War in Virginia 574-575; Moonlight Scene on the Ohio River 583; Camp Kitchen of the New York Regiment 599. Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Pekin in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin&#39;s Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Pekin 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390. July to December: A RUNNING FEATURE: The Queen&#146;s Visit to Ireland; Progress of the International Exhibition&#39;s Construction. CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT DECEMBER 21: Heavily Illustrated pre-Christmas number. FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days leading up to and following the outbreak of war in America (Civil War) as well as articles on the American South, including: Attack on the Pickets of the Garibaldi Guard (Front Page) 47; the Long Bridge Over the Potomac Guarded by US Artillery; Capture of US&#39; Dragoon by Guerrilla Horsemen (Front Page) 71; Fugitive Slaves 83; Review of Federal Troops by President Lincoln 111; Sketches from Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Capital 127; Fight at Hainsville, on the Upper Potomac 143; Annotated Map of the District of Columbia 144; Confederate Prisoners (Front Page) 151; Carolinian Pickets Pursued by Federal Troups 155; Attack at Bull Run 167; Engagement Between a NY and Alabama Regiment 226; Map: Richmond Virginia 261; Texas Rangers Reconnoitering (Front Page) 263; Quartermaster&#39;s Department Killing Bullocks 271; Union Troops Attacking Confederate Prisoners in Washington 283; Confederates Trapping a Boat&#39;s Crew 303; Chain Bridge Across the Potomac above Georgetown 362; Bringing in the Federal Wounded 363; Fort Ocracoke and A Confederate Deserter 411; General Mclellan Occupying the Confederate Position at Munson&#39;s Hill 438; Punishment Drill in the Federal Camp 467; Cutting Off a Confederate Dispatch Galley on the Potomac 470; View of St. Joe, Missouri 491; The Fight at Ball&#39;s Bluff, Upper Potomac (Front Page) 511; Federalist Retreat from Ball&#39;s Bluff 514; Destruction of the Federal Merchantman Harvey Birch by the Confederate War-Sloop Nashville (Front Page) 535; Federal Picket on the Potomac etc. 567, 570, 571; The Seizure of Confederate Copmmissioners on Board the British Mail-Steamer 583; British Controversy over the Seizure (Front Page) 591; Mississippians Passing in Review Before General Beauregard 610; Torchlight Procession Honoring M&#146;Clellan 611; The Storyteller in Yokohama 147; Sketches in Japan: Government Boat and Custom-House Yokohama 162-163; the Outrage on the British Embassy at Jeddo 367; Sketches from the Interior of Japan 418; Escort of Matchlockmen 422. Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Peki in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin&#146;s Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Peki 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Prize Animals at the Royal Agricultural Society Show: Leeds (Harrison Weir) 78; Peterborough Cathedral 135; The Quays of Paris (Double) 158-159; View of St. Peter Port, Guernsey 170; The Female Blondin (Wire Walker) Crossing The Thames 182; Wild Boar Hunt in Algeria 195; The Mottram Viaduct on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway 214; General View of Sydney NSW 218, 219; The Cinque Ports 255; New Russian Church in Paris 291; Santa Maria Del Fiore: Florence 306; The Falls of the Potomac 319; Suspense by Landseer 327; The International Exhibition of 1862 (Double Page) 330-331; The Exhibition of Sporting and other Dogs at Holburn 375; The Screw-Steamer City of New York 474; The University of St. Petersburg 515; Opening of St. Patrick&#39;s Bridge, Cork 595; Prize Poultry and Pigeons (Harrison Weir) 619; Prize Cattle (Harrison Weir) 622; Funeral of His Late Royal Highness the Prince Consort 671,674,675. .

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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. Three octavo volumes. (iv), 344pp.; (ii), 351pp.; (ii), 344, + 32pp. of advertisements dated May, 1861. First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies. Widely acknowledged as Dickens&#39;s masterpiece, Great Expectations was one of only two novels not published in monthly parts and published without illustrations. It was serialized in the weekly periodical All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861; the first edition appeared on 6 July 1861. Great Expectations is the rarest of Dickens&#39; larger books in that most of the first edition was purchased by libraries; those copies that survive, therefore, are usually not in good condition. This copy conforms to nearly all points established in the Clarendon edition; the exceptions all occurring in Vol. III, which points to a later state occurring within the first impression of that volume. Four additional printings, which were designated "editions," quickly followed, with all misprints preserved. This is a fine copy in publisher&#39;s bright violet cloth stamped in blind and gilt, showing minor toning to the spines. Inner hinges of volumes 1 and 3 barely starting. Housed in a full-morocco folding case which bears the bookplates of noted Dickens collectors Kenyon Starling and William E. Self.

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        Disraeli Steps in to Aid Queen Victoria

      Disraeli Steps in to Aid Queen Victoria.& After the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria went into a lengthy seclusion. At first this was accepted, but as the years went on her subjects began to openly criticize her isolation. In 1871, when a decade had passed, Prime Minister William Gladstone, whom she disliked, pressed her to increase the number of her public appearances. She resisted, complaining that Gladstone spoke to her as if he was addressing a public gathering and insisting she was too weak to handle strenuous public displays. But the clamor continued, and constitutionally she had no means to go direct to the people to halt it. Benjamin Disraeli, who then led the opposition party, was a favorite of hers and determined to come to her aid. Hughendon was Disraeli&#39;s country manor; he lived here from 1848 until his death in 1881. It had an annual harvest festival, and he thought it presented the perfect vehicle to help the Queen. & & Disraeli had the authority to appoint the vicar of the church at Hughenden, and his final selection was the Rev. Henry Blagden, with whom he maintained a close relationship. From Blagden he received the official invitation to preside over the 1871 festival. This is his letter accepting that invitation. & & Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, London, September 9, 1871, to Blagden. "Your note has only just come to hand. I presume from its date that it has been somewhere mislaid. I shall have great pleasure in presiding over the Harvest Festival."& & Disraeli issued a lengthy, heart-felt justification of the Queen at the festivities. As stated in the biography "Benjamin Disraeli: Earl of Beaconsfield" by William Monypenny, "Disraeli had the knowledge and insight which others lacked; and he took the opportunity of the Harvest Festival at Hughenden to explain what the state of the Queen&#39;s health was, and how conscientiously in spite of weakness she carried on the most material part of her work." &

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        The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo d&#39;Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300) in the original metres, together with Dante&#39;s Vita Nuova, translated by D.G. Rossetti

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1861. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. An excellent PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed at the time of publication ÒTo Thomas Keightley Esq with true respect & regard D G Rossetti - Xmas 1861.Ó The recipient, a classical scholar and historian, had long been a friend of the Rossetti family, and was in particular a supporter of Gabriel RossettiÕs theories on Dante. William Rossetti remarked that KeightleyÕs The Fairy Mythology had a great effect on and himself in their childhood. KeightleyÕs Òthank-youÓ letter to the author, dated Christmas Day 1861, is printed in J.C. Troxell, Three Rossettis (1937) on page 14. This is the authorÕs first regularly published book, one of 600 copies. Very good in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine and cover design by the author. This book has been professionally recased, a common repair for this title due to the text block being too heavy for the binding. There is light rubbing to the edges and boards, and a short, expertly repaired closed tear to the book cloth along rear board and spine. The interior is clean and bright. Housed in a green half-morocco slipcase with a few scuff marks to spine. 464 pages plus errata. PRERAPH/020309. Very Good.

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857-1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 5 parts in one volume. large 4to., (11 2/8 x 8 6/8 inches). 2 large folding lithographic maps (short closed tears near the mount, some minor spotting), 8 fine folding lithographic views, 8 chromolithographic plates and 16 lithographic plates of views (and fossils) from sketches by Baldwin Mollhausen (some spotting and marginal staining). Original black cloth gilt (rebacked preserving the original spine, corners renewed, a little rubbed). First edition, Senate and preferred issue. Probably best known as the engineer and architect of the Washington Monument (1859-1860), in 1857 Ives was "promoted to first lieutenant and was named to lead an expedition up the Colorado River in order to develop potential routes of supply in the event of a war between the national government and the Mormon settlements in Deseret (Utah). Ives&#39;s expedition included John Strong Newberry as naturalist, the Prussian Heinrich Balduin Möllhausen as artist and unofficial diarist, and F. W. Egloffstein as topographer. Ives purchased a steamboat in Philadelphia. The vessel was taken apart and shipped via the Isthmus of Panama to California and thence to the mouth of the Colorado River, where Ives and the members of his expedition rendezvoused late in 1857. Ives and his men reassembled the steamboat and christened it the Explorer. They launched the ship on 31 December 1857 and set out on their journey of reconnaissance. They progressed northward for two months, passing through Mojave Canyon and Bill Williams&#39;s Fork, before the ship hit a rock on 5 March 1858. Following this setback, Ives divided his men into two parties, one to return with the boat, the other to return by land. Ives led the latter group, which consisted of Newberry, Egloffstein, Möllhausen, Peacock, three laborers, the Mexican packers, and twenty soldiers commanded by Lieutenant John Tipton. The groups parted company on 23 March 1858, and Ives&#39;s group soon entered the most rewarding part of their travels. On 3 April they had their first sight of what Ives called the "Big Cãnon" (what today is called the Grand Canyon). Ives recorded his reactions, "a splendid panorama burst suddenly into view . . . vast plateaus, towering one above the other thousands of feet in the air, the long horizontal bands broken at intervals by wide and profound abysses, and extending a hundred miles to the north, till the deep azure blue faded into a light cerulean tint that blended with the dome of the heavens." Ives and his men descended as far as they could that day, and the next morning (4 Apr. 1858) they stood on the floor of the Grand Canyon. Spanish explorers had sighted the Grand Canyon in 1540, and trappers probably had seen it, but Ives and his party appear to have been the first white men to visit the floor of this great natural wonder. Ives&#39;s party pushed on and visited Cataract Canyon on 12 April. On 2 May Ives divided his party again and led a small group to the villages of the Moqui. He and his men then pushed eastward and reached Fort Defiance on 23 May 1858, concluding their journey there. Their expedition had been productive in many particulars, but Ives made a strange prediction in his report, "It seems intended by nature that the Colorado River, along the greater portion of its lone and majestic way, shall be forever unvisited and undisturbed." The next century would prove quite the opposite to be the case" (DANB). This is the official report. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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      1861. hardcover. <center><b>in the more elaborate "A" binding, and in highly-desirable condition</b></center> Eliot, George [pseudonym of Marian Evans]. SILAS MARNER: The Weaver of Raveloe. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. 16 pp undated ads + 4 pp (Carlyle) ads bearing January 1861 reviews. Original blind-stamped orange-brown cloth. <p>First Edition of George Eliot&#39;s only single-volume novel ("a short and simple one, but flawlessly fashioned").</p> <p><?ms_indent>SILAS MARNER is a novel of remarkable quality. Idyllic, certainly, but nowhere does it strain belief or offer coincidence as a resolution... There is not a superfluous line in the narrative and the book has <u>charm</u>, a quality rarely found in the work of the great Victorian novelists. [CGEL]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This was George Eliot&#39;s third novel, following ADAM BEDE and THE MILL ON THE FLOSS (published in the prior two years, also by Blackwood); after SILAS MARNER she would temporarily abandon her successful environment of rural England, and fail miserably with ROMOLA, sited in Italy.</p> <p>This copy is in Carter&#39;s "binding A," with the more elaborate giltwork on the spine (a variation also present on Eliot&#39;s two prior novels); Carter theorizes that if either binding preceded the other, it would have to be "A", but acknowledges that the two may have been concurrent. (In our experience "A" is certainly the scarcer, in any event.) This copy has the two leaves of Alexander Carlyle ads at the rear; these extra leaves appear only in some copies, and in some cases they are bound in at the front instead.</p> <p>This is a handsome copy, just about fine -- with virtually no wear nor soil. The endpapers (in this copy original pale peach) have only very slight cracking at the rear -- usually a major problem; the leaves have no foxing. Baker & Ross A6.1.a; Sadleir 819 ("B" binding); Wolff 2063 (binding not specified); Carter BV pp 110-112. Housed in a custom clamshell case.</p> BOOKS WRITTEN BY WOMEN (Sumner & Stillman Code:12182)

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. Original terra cotta embossed cloth with gilt design and lettering on spine. Rare first issue with two page advertisement at front, "Autobiography of Dr. Alexander Carlyle," and 16pp list at back "Messrs. Blackwood and Sons." A striking copy with very slight fraying to extremities of spine, rear cover unevenly marked with light discoloration. Hinges intact, contents tight and fine with no foxing or soiling present. A rare find indeed.

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      Chicago. 1861.. vii,[1],134pp. plus frontispiece, plates, and errata leaf. Original cloth, rebacked. Some scattered soiling and foxing. Manuscript note on frontis. Else quite good. Clark was a Chicago physician who went to Colorado to prospect for gold in 1860, without success. He describes in detail the frontier town and expresses distaste with some of its aspects, such as the gambling, crime, and language. His narrative is considered to be one of the few authentic and truthful accounts of life and travel in Colorado of the day. The plates offer many fine illustrations of Denver and other western towns. "One of the best of the few contemporary accounts of the Pike&#39;s Peak gold rush..." - Wilcox. "[Clark&#39;s] is one of the few authentic accounts of that year&#39;s travel to the Rockies" - Wagner-Camp. HOWES C430, "b." STREETER SALE 2144. CHICAGO ANTE-FIRE IMPRINTS 548. GRAFF 731. WAGNER- CAMP 372. WILCOX, p.24.

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        Beskrifning och anekdoter om skälar och apor.

      Med 11 träsnitt. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1861. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration och träsnittsillustrationer i texten. + Beskrifning och anekdoter om roffåglar. Med 11 träsnitt. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1874. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration och träsnittsillustrationer i texten. + Äfwentyr med krokodiler och alligatorer. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1856. 16:o. 16 s. Med två titelillustrationer. + Jagtäfventyr från Ostindien och Afrika. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 32 s. Med en titelillustration. + Flyttfåglarne. Med 50 figurer. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1860. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration och träsnittsillustrationer i texten. + Äfwentyr wid hwalfiskfångst. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Buffel-jagter. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Ormtjusare och ormfängare. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + En lejonjagt i Afrika. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + En lejonjagt i Persien. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Anekdoter om ormar. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Anekdoter om elefanter. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1873. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Kapten Blighs olyckliga resa år 1788. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1863. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Fasansfulla olyckor på Amerikas kuster. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1875. 16:o. 48 s. Med en titelillustration. + Pizarros död. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1872. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Sjöröfwaren Robertson. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1871. 16:o. 32 s. Med en titelillustration. + Förskräckliga skeppsbrott. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1867. 16:o. 32 s. Med en titelillustration. Samtida nött hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Marmorerade snitt. Ryggen med skrapmärken. Enstaka småfläckar och vissa häften lite bruntonade. Titelbladet till "Ormtjusare" med fläckar och "Anekdoter om ormar" lagerfläckig. Med Emil Hebbes namnstpl på den första och sista småskriften samt försättsbladet. Samtliga titelblad med Hebbes blåstpl "H" nedtill. Ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Müntzing I:19 för "Beskrifning och anekdoter om roffåglar". Trevligt samlingsband med illustrerade småskrifter utgivna av P. G. Berg. Här finns ett representativt urval ur serierna Natural- och jakthistorier respektive Sjömanshistorier i varierande upplagor. Boktryckaren och förläggaren P. G. Berg gav ut en rad folkskriftsserier i olika ämnen, inte minst med historiskt och naturalhistoriskt innehåll

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        Pittoreskt Sverige.

      Första serien: kanalfärden mellan Stockholm och Göteborg. Tjugo lithografierade utsigter efter originalteckningar. Med kort text af Fr. Hedberg. (I-V). Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1861. Tvär-4:o. (4),48 s. & 20 litograferade plr & 2 utvikbara litograferade och delvis handkolorerade kartor. Trevligt grönt hfrbd med smakfullt guldornerad rygg (De Pers, Antwerpen). Första häftet skuret, övriga med endast putsade snitt. Omslagen till häfte II-V medbundna. Inlagan ngt lagerfläckig.. Aberstén 411. Denna första serie var allt som utkom. Planscherna avbildar Stockholm, Södertälje, Stegeborg, Mem, Söderköping, slussarna vid Berg, Vreta kloster, Borenhult, Motala, Vadstena, Sjötorp, Läckö slott, Vänersborg, Halleberg och Hunneberg, Trollhättan, Lilla Edet, Bohus och Kungälv samt Göteborg

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        The Laws Which Regulate the Deposition of Lead Ore in Veins; illustrated by an examination of the geological structure of the mining districts of Alston Moor

      London, Edward Stanford, 1861.. FIRST EDITION 1861, SIGNED BY LAWRENCE RICKARD WAGER ON FIRST BLANK ENDPAPER (see below). 8vo, approximately 235 x 155 mm, 9¼ x 6 inches, large folding coloured map of the Mining district of Alston Moor and Coal-Cleugh in a rear pocket, 21 illustrations including 2 lithographs, 1 being the frontispiece, the rest are coloured sectional illustrations of geological veins etc, 5 are folding, 1 is a large folding plate, 3 small text illustrations, pages: xix, plus list of illustrations, 1-258, plus 18 pages of adverts, original publisher&#39;s pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to covers, original brown coated endpapers. Cloth rubbed and spine faded with a few pale marks, wear to head of spine with a small nick, tail of spine worn with slight loss of cloth, lower hinge repaired, corners worn, slight shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges cracked, large folding map in pocket has neat repairs with 2 strips of linen to folds, first folding plate has a neat closed tear repaired just running into image, a few other tiny repairs to margins, hardly noticeable, endpapers age-browned and foxed, some scattered pale foxing, affecting a few illustrations, otherwise a good copy. L. R. Wager, that is Lawrence Rickard Wager, commonly known as Bill Wager, (5 February 1904 &#150; 20 November 1965) a British geologist, explorer and mountaineer, described as "one of the finest geological thinkers of his generation" and best remembered for his work on the Skaergaard intrusion in Greenland, and for his attempt on Mount Everest in 1933. See Wikipedia. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Princess : A Medley

      London: Edward Moxon, 1861. Tenth Edition. Fine Leather Binding. Near Fine. Publisher&#39;s small, attractive red leather binding with beautifully patterned surfaces. Lavish gilt decor to inner linings, with gilt title "The Princess" to spine. Page edges are professionally gauffered and gilt-covered all round to dynamic effect (see photo). This binding is twin to our Enoch Arden first edition (listed separately), which was also prepared by Moxon some three years later, in 1864. The text is printed on luxurious quality paper and looks as good as new, printed by Bradbury & Evans of London. The magnificent exterior is flawed only by being slightly bumped at one fore corner. A luxury edition of one of the Poet Laureate Tennyson&#39;s most finely bound publications. The Princess was first published in 1847, yet this 10th edition is as well-presented as any other, representing true value for a collector. Neat former owner&#39;s signature of Kate Danby on inside cover dated 1868. 183 pp. THIS VALUABLE BOOK WILL BE DELIVERED BY SECURE POSTAGE, FULLY INSURED AT THE COST TO THE BUYER. PRICE OF POSTAGE WILL DEPEND ON LOCATION.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 2. Række, 1 . - 4. Samling.

      Kbhvn. 1861-66. Indbundet med helt guldsnit i ét smukt privat helskindsbind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryg og permer.. BFN 817-23; 828-31; 890-95; 910-14

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

      First edition of Maine's magnum opus, a work recently described as "[n]ext only to Blackstone . . . the most durable work of jurisprudence in the English language", influential upon Holmes, who confessed to Laski it "fed [my] philosophical passion". Contemporary calf, rebacked, much of the original extra-gilt spine laid down, a fresh copy; with the armorial bookplate of Archibald Campbell Swinton. John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1861.

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

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

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        The Yacht "Maria" 216 Tons: Modelled by R. L. Stevens Esq. Built by Mr. Capes 1844 and Owned by Messes JC. RL. & E.A.Stevens of Hoboken, N.J. To E.A. Stevens ... this Print is with permission respectfully dedicated

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph by Charles Parsons (signature in image). Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 32 inches. Image size: 17 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches. A magnificent Currier & Ives portrait of one of the premier yachts in the New York Yacht Club: the yacht that beat the "America" in her speed trials The Stevens brothers listed in the title were members of a prominent American family, their father had served in the American Revolution. John Cox Stevens was one of the founding members of the New York Yacht Club, the first Commodore and one of five sponsors of the "America", the yacht that went to England in 1851 and won the race thereafter known as the America's Cup Race. His brother Robert L. Stevens designed the "Maria", which beat the "America" during the series of speed trial races to Sandy Hook, prior to the latter's epoch-making trip to England. The "Maria" was one of the most beautiful yachts in an era of exceptionally beautiful boats: an icon amongst American yachts. It was estimated that the Stevens spent a total of $100,000 on experiments and alterations involving Maria in the 22 years that she was in the family. A 1914 article in the New York Times described her as "a scientific racing machine, the first of her kind" (cf. NYT, 17 May 1914). Conningham 6805; Gale 7360

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        The Natural History of Selborne; with observations on various parts of nature; and naturalist's calendar.

      With additions and supplementary notes by William Jardine. Ed., with further illustrations, a biographical sketch of the author, and a complete index by Edward Jesse. London: Henry G. Bohn 1861. With Black/white frontisp. of Selborne & 40 coloured engravings. Later dark green full morocco by Bayntun, inner and outer borders gilt, spine gilt in compartments with gilt animals, boards with gilt and blind-tooled ornamental borders and centre-pieces with gilt animals, all edges gilt

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        Cenno storico illustrato della guerra d'Italia del 1859 fra l'Austria, la Francia e a Sardegna.

      Riproduzioni sui disegni ed incisioni di Francia. Coll'aggiunta delle Rivoluzioni siciliane per Saverio Pistolesi artista romano. Palermo, Tipografia di Bernardo Virz?, 1861. In folio, pp. 359, mm. ill. protette da veline e divise in: 9 lit. acquarellate d'epoca, f. t. e a p. p., raffiguranti episodi, scene e campi di battaglia (Palestro, Montebello, Turrigo, Montebello, Solferino, a doppia p. la Battaglia di Magenta, Varese, Melegnano, a doppia p. la Battaglia di San Martino) e 29 tonolit. con i ritratti di comandanti e generali (Maresciallo Conte Baraguey Hilliers, Vittorio Emanuele, Generale Adolfo Niel, Maresciallo Francesco Canrobert, Maresciallo Maurizio Mac - Mahon, Conte Giulay Francesco Feld Maresciallo, Maresciallo Vaillant, Generale Schlik, Filiberto Mollard, S. A. I. Principe Giuseppe Paolo Napoleone, Generale Barone De Hess, Manfredo Fanti Luogotenente Generale, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Alfonso Della Marmora, Generale Camou, Giacomo Durando, Generale Girolamo Ulloa, Generale Forey, Francesco Giuseppe II, Napoleone III, Generale Beuret, Generale Cler, Generale Dieu, Massimo D'Azeglio, Generale Augier, Generale Forey (doppia), Napoleone III, i Segnatari del Trattato di Zurigo, Consiglio di Guerra a Cassano, Conte Camillo di Cavur, Generale Espinasse), testo inquadrato da cornice con decori floreali agli angoli, timbro di appartenenza di biblioteca al foglio di guardia e in antip. (Konventsbibliotek der Thurg. Kantonsschule), leg. in mz. pelle con Autore, titolo e semplici fregi in oro al dorso, piatti in cartonato marmorizz. nero e verde. Rara compilazione a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole. Esemplare completo molto ben conservato.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset : compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and mss. in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands.

      Westminster: Printed by John Bowyer Nichols, 1861. The third (& best) edition, corrected, augmented, and improved by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. Published 1861-1870. 4 volumes . Titles in red & black. 128 engraved plates, plans, and maps. Together with three unpaginated pedigrees mentioned in the list of plates. Folio, pp. (2):vii-xxiii:i-iv:(2):cxliv:(2):722; (4):862; (4):755; & (2):534:clxiv, contemporary half morocco. Title to volume 1 creased and with short marginal tear. A little light occasional foxing but generally good. The bindings attractive and very solidly bound. The general map mentioned on the title page was not published as likewise were the four "reprint" plates listed also not published. The preliminary leaves to volume 1 bound out of order but present. Contemporarary signature of J. W. Erle on endpapers. A good copy of this substantial and weighty work.

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        Ein Beitrag zu den Untersuchungen über die Bewegung eines flüssigen gleichartigen Ellipsoides.Göttingen: Dieterischen Buchhandlung, 1861. First edition, offprint issue..

      His classic paper on the rotating-liquid ellipsoid. "Continuing work of Dirichlet, in 1861 Riemann studied the motion of a liquid mass under its own gravity, within a varying ellipsoidal surface ..., a problem that had been the subject of many works. One of Riemann's classic results deals with the stability of an ellipsoid rotating around a principal axis under equatorial disturbances" (D.S.B.). "Investigations of the equilibrium shapes of homogeneous rotating fluids, which are of obvious interest because of the shapes of the celestial bodies, date back to Newton and were continues by MacLaurin (1742) and Lagrange (1811), besides others. In 1834 Jacobi made the surprising discovery that if the angular momentum exceeds a certain critical value, then ellipsoids without rotational symmetry can also appear as equilibrium shapes. Beginning in the winter of 1856/57 Dirichlet investigated what happens when the critical value is exceeded ... (Laugwitz: Bernhard Riemann, p.265) and posed the Dirichlet problem of determining the motion of a gravitating body that has the shape of an ellipsoid at each instant of time, when the coordinates of the particles are linear functions of their initial values. "Dirichlet himself considered the special case of a spheroid. Dedekind, who prepared Dirichlet's work for publication, found yet another class of solutions. A complete solution of Dirichlet's problem of stationary figures was given only by Riemann. He showed that, given a linear dependence of the velocity field on coordinates of the most general type of motion under which the ellipsoidal shape of the figure of equilibrium is preserved, there is a superposition of uniform rotation and internal movements with uniform vorticity of the liquid. Riemann's ellipsoids include the classical ellipsoids of Maclaurin, Jacobi, and Dedekind and, in addition, three new classes of figures. (Monastyrsky: Riemann, Topology, and Physics, p.71).. Offprint from: Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen Bd. 9. 4to: 258 x 200 mm. Bound in recent marbled paper. Last page with some soiling, otherwise fine. 36 pp

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        On the Sources of the Nitrogen of Vegetation; with Special Reference to the Question Whether Plants Assimilate Free or Uncombined Nitrogen.

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 151 , 431-577pp., with 4 engraved plates (these with small and neat embossed unlinked library name), disbound, large quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1861. *"Lawes had begun experiments in 1837 on growing plants in pots with various manures. He discovered the fact that mineral phosphates when treated with sulphuric acid yielded a most effective manure. Taking out his patent for the production of superphosphates in 1842, Lawes soon found himself busy with the establishment of a successful business… Gilbert was invited in June 1843 to superintend the Rothamsted experiments. Thus began that partnership in investigation which has yielded such a rich harvest of results, and an association with Rothamsted which lasted for fifty-eight years. Gilbert was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1860, and received a Royal Medal in 1867. The character and scope of Gilbert's life-work was well described by Prof. Dewar at a special meeting of the Chemical Society in 1898, when he said, "The work of Gilbert, as we know, was early differentiated into that most complex and mysterious study, the study of organic life. For the last fifty years he has devoted his attention to the physiology of plant life in every phase of its development. With a skill that has been unprecedented, he has recorded from year to year the variations in the growth of every kind of nutritious plant. He has examined into the meteorological conditions, the variations of climate, of soil, and of mineral agents, of drainage, and of every conceivable thing affecting the production and development of plant growth. These memoirs are admitted throughout the world to be unique in their importance."…One of the most important results of the Rothamsted investigations has been the replacing of the "mineral theory" of Liebig by the "nitrogen theory" of Lawes and Gilbert. Gilbert, early in his work at Rothamsted, noticed that the results of his field experiments were at variance with this Liebig's "mineral theory." He found that the nitrogen compounds of the atmosphere were sufficient only for a very meagre vegetation. Cereals treated with ammonium salts and other nitrogenous manures showed a far greater increase of produce than when phosphates, potash or other ash constituents only were supplied. "As more nitrogen was assimilated a greater amount of the fixed bases were found in the ash, and he considered that the function of the fixed bases was to act as carriers of nitric acid. These bases potash, soda, lime and magnesia, were not mutually replaceable, but the predominance of one or the other affected the produce. Luxuriance of growth was associated with the amount of nitrogen available and assimilated, and in the presence of this sufficiency of nitrogen the formation of carbohydrates depended on the amount of potash available." ..The work on the assimilation of nitrogen by plants extended over three years and was made the subject of a communication to the Royal Society in 1861. The paper, entitled, "The Sources of the Nitrogen of Vegetation; with special reference to the question whether Plants assimilate free or combined Nitrogen," occupies 144 pages of the Philosophical Transactions, and is a brilliant example of the scrupulous accuracy and attention to detail which characterised all Gilbert's work… The authors state in the summary of conclusions that "in our experiments with graminaceous plants, grown both with and without a supply of combined nitrogen beyond that contained in the seed sown, in which there was great variation in the amount of combined nitrogen involved and a wide range in the conditions, character and amount of growth, we have in no case found any evidence of an assimilation of free or uncombined nitrogen."." See: W. B. Bottonley; Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert, 1817-1901.

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        Autograph Note, Signed ("H B Stowe") to Mr. [James Wallace] Black, photographer of Boston, arranging a portrait of her daughter "for her brother [the author's son Frederick] who leaves for the seat of war on Saturday"

      Boston n.d. ca. may 1861 [Boston, n.d., ca. may 1861]. 8vo. One page, pen and ink on paper. Old folds, tipped onto album leaf. Clean and fresh. Hedrick, Harriet Beecher Stowe, pp. 299-300, 306-7. Provenance: Collection of James W. Hunnewell, Cambridge, of the firm of Fields, Osgood & Co . The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin writes to well known Boston photographer James Wallace Black (1825-1896): "Mr. Black,My daughter Miss Stowe I wish if possible to have taken this morning for her brother who leaves for the seat of war on Saturday. You will oblige me if you wil find a place for herHB Stowe" Arranging a photographic portrait (of her daughter Georgiana?), this tersely worded note belies the profound unease Stowe felt at the prospect of her son Frederick's imminent departure "for the seat of war." The unsettled Frederick had dropped out of medical school to enlist in the First Massachusetts Regiment. "Publicly Stowe rejoiced that the young men 'embrace [the cause] as a bride, and are ready to die [for it]'; privately she prayed with Fred and tried to prepare herself for the worst. In her vivd imagination, Stowe pictured her son in an army camp, subject to the temptations of a soldier's life; there were some things worse than death" (Hedrick). And in truth the war proved a devastation to Frederick, who transferred to the Seventy-Third Ohio Regiment in March 1863 and was wounded at Gettysburg; he returned home an alcoholic and subsequently disappeared in the West. An excellent Stowe autograph

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        The Book of Household Management; Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler... also, Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda.

      London: S.O. Beeton, 248, Strand, 1861.. First edition, first issue, 8vo, xxxix, (i), 1112 pp. Frontispiece, coloured second title and 12 coloured plates showing 47 dishes, plus a duplicate of the plate at page 513 bound in one leaf further on, some generally light foxing throughout, minor damp staining to the frontispiece and second title, outer edges of early leaves slightly bumped, marbled endpapers. Contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, gilt decorated spine with a maroon label, some wear to extremities and spine but otherwise a good sound copy. Perhaps the most famous cookery book of all. Endlessly reprinted to the present day, Mrs Beeton has become a byword for straightforward and wholesome cookery despite her death in 1865 at only 28.

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        Oeuvres completes... avec des extraits de dauberton, et la classification de cuvier. insieme a: lacepede. histoire naturelle... comprenant les cetaces, les quadrupedes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons... paris, furne, 1861-66.

      Otto volumi di cm. 26, pp. 5.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto di Buffon in antiporta al primo volume e 161 tavole incise in rame su tavole fuori testo di maggiore grammatura, finemente colorate e gommate all'epoca. Elegante e solida legatura uniforme del tempo in mezza pelle verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche fioritura alle carte di testo che non interessa le tavole, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune soprattutto quando completo degli ultimi due volume con l'opera di Lacépède che viene spesso proposta come lavoro autonomo. Cfr. Nissen ZBI, 700.

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        Map of the County of Sussex from an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1823 & 1824 Corrected to the Present Time by William Figg, F.S.A. Surveyor. Presented to the Subscriber's to The Sussex Express, Surrey Standard & Kent Mail, by the Proprietor...

      Lewes: William Edwin Baxter, 1861.. Map dimensions 128 x 208 cm. A most decorative large map of the county with original hand colouring in block and outline. Large vignette illustration of Chichester Cathedral to lower right corner of the map. Tables of explanation and a reference to the hundreds to the lower edge. The whole dissected into twenty four sections and recently skilfully remounted on new linen. Chipping to a few section edges, otherwise a very good example. The map in this large format was first published by the Greenwoods in 1825. This edition brought up to date by the local surveyor William Figg, as with Baxter, a notable family name in the area. Kingsley notes that the map was not printed at Baxter's Lewes printworks, rather at by the London firm Maclure, Macdonald and Macgregor. He also provides an extensive history to the map, its publications and its makers. Kingsley, 89 A. First Lithographic Transfer.

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        Zwei offene Briefe an Dr. J. Spaeth, Professor der Geburtshilfe an der k.k. Josefs-Akademie in Wien, und an Hofrath Dr. F. W. Scanzoni, Professor der Geburtshilfe zu W¸rzburg

      Pest: Gustav Emich Buchdrucker der ungar. Akademie 1861 Pest: Gustav Emich, Buchdrucker der ungar. Akademie, 1861. First Edition. 8vo. 21, [1] pp., plus final blank. Original green wrappers. Wrappers detached, some fading at margins, still a Fine copy of a scarce work. Waller 8835; DSB XII, pp. 294-297 . Rare work by Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), one of the great figures of nineteenth century medicine: "His discovery concerning the etiology and prevention of puerperal fever was a brilliant example of fact-finding, meaningful statistical analysis, and keen inductive reasoning. The highly successful prophylactic hand washings made him a pioneer in antisepsis during the pre-bacteriological era in spite of deliberate opposition and uninformed resistance" (DSB). After publication of his landmark work, "Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers" (1861), Semmelweis was ruthlessly attacked by the leading figures in gynaecology. He published the present work and two other open letters in response to his harshest critics but to no avail. Embittered, Semmelweis died in 1865. It was Pasteur's work that subsequently provided a satisfactory explanation for Semmelweis' empirically based prophylaxis

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        Ouvrage orné de gravures coloriées, répresentant en pied, d'après les miniatures originales, faites d'après nature, de Foëch de Basle et de Whirsker, ces différens acteurs dans les rôles où ils ont excellé.

      Paris, Alphonse Leclerc, 1861. 8vo. viii,+ 219,+ (1) pp.+ 49 engraved handcoloured plates. Title printed in black and red. Red half morocco, richly gilt spine with raised bands, marbled boards with gilt lines, top edge gilt and the others trimmed (Allö). Two minor tears at front board. Book plate. Colas 160. Second and enlarged edition, first published in 1829. The table of plates mentions only 36 plates, as in the first edition, but here it is complete with 49 plates!

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