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      Paris: Delarue, [ca. 1861].. Six handcolored lithographic plates after R. Torres Mendez, heightened with gum arabic. Each uniformly matted. Very good. An important and extremely rare series of beautiful South American color plates, depicting places and characters in and around Bogota, Colombia. These plates are from the Paris series of Torres Mendez plates, issued about 1861, after the originals published in Bogota in 1851-52. There were thirty-six plates in the entire series, of which six are present here. Ramon Torres Mendez received no formal artistic training but in his youth was attached to Messrs. Fox and Stokes, a Bogota print shop, where his skill as a draftsman was recognized. He specialized in capturing in his drawings the activities and recreations of the inhabitants of Bogota. The images here are captioned as follow: 1) "Traje I Modo de Viajar de los Campesinos de las Tierras Altas." Travellers bound for one of the high mountain passes ride mules, swathed in bright serapes. 2) "Indios Pescadores del Funza." Fishmongers carry strings of fish from a mountain lake. 3) "Arriero y su Mujer Sabana de Bogota." A water carrier offers a drink. 4) "Polleros de Choachi Colombia." Chicken farmers are depicted on their way to market with cages of fowls on their backs. 5) "Carboneros de Choachi Colombia." Charcoal burners drive oxen loaded with huge sacks. 6) "Conduccion de Muebles Bogota." Furniture movers carry household possessions through the streets of Bogota. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 86 (Bogota ed).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Natural History of Selborne;

      London: Henry G. Bohn,, 1861. With observations on various parts of nature; and the naturalist's calendar. With additions and supplementary notes by Sir William Jardine. Edited, with further illustrations, a biographical sketch of the author, and a complete index, by Edward Jesse. With forty engravings. Octavo. Near-contemporary full calf by Bickers & Son, spine gilt in compartments with a dark green morocco label, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, gilt fleurons to corners, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of Selborne, and forty colour plates. Gift inscription dated 1866, and unidentified ownership plate. A few gilt paint-stains near the spine, covers slightly rubbed and scratched, frontispiece spotted but otherwise internally clean; a very good copy. A handsomely bound and attractively illustrated copy of White's Natural History of Selborne.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601

      London,: J.B. Nichols and Sons, 1861.. Quarto, map, author's manuscript dedication to initial blank, some scattered foxing; a very handsome copy in contemporary full morocco, decorated in gilt and blind. A handsomely bound presentation copy of this important work on pre-Cook exploration in the Pacific, Major's much-vaunted follow-up to his early work on Terra Australis (previous item).In the supplement to his work on Terra Australis, Major published a letter from Sir Henry Ellis regarding the claims of the Portuguese, and this is in effect his reply, definitively stating his belief in their priority. This assembly of important documents, mainly translated from the Dutch and Spanish, deals with the hypothetical sightings of the Australian continent by the Portuguese in 1601. The discussion generally covers the period from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the Cook discoveries and includes reference to Drake, Gonneville, Magellan, Quiros, and Jansz on the Duyfken, as well as a discussion of an Elizabethan map by Jocodus Hondius which showed New Guinea as an island before the 1606 passage of Torres.In 1861 Major was made knight of the Tower and the Sword by Pedro V of Portugal for his claim that the Portuguese discovered Australia. This copy is inscribed by Major to Sir David Dundas, a Trustee of the British Museum, in June 1861.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Revue pour tous illustrée, 1er mai 1861 au 19 mai 1862

      Fayard 1861 - In-4, (28x19 cm), relié demi-basane bleue, dos titré, illustrations en noir et blanc, rare revue satirique, première année ; rousseurs, manques sur le dos et les mors, plats frottés, état correct. Revue pour tous [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Seaman's Narrative of his Adventures During a Captivity Among Chinese Pirates, on the Coast of Cochin-China, and afterwards during a Journey on Foot across that Country, in the Years 1857-8.

      Charles Westerton, London 1861 - xi, 292 pages. Old library blid stamp on ttitle page (Candy Library), rebound, leather spine and corners, marbled boards. During the time of the Second Opium War between Britain and China (1856-60), sailor Edward Brown (about whom little is known) was discharged from a trading vessel in Hong Kong. He was then offered the opportunity to captain a Chinese-crewed ship bound for Wai-how on the west coast, though he was warned that it was a risky enterprise because of the ongoing hostilities. Soon his ship was chased by Chinese pirates and Brown was taken captive for many months in Cochin-China (southern Vietnam). Published in 1861, this engaging account of his captivity, attempts at escape, and eventual return to his livelihood as a mate on a trading ship is told in a lively style, and gives a first-hand account of both a turbulent time in one of the world's most dangerous seas, and the different people and customs he encountered in the course of his enforced time on land. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Mail Steam Ship "Australasian" 3100 Tons, To the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Sip Company this print is ... dedicated

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph signature in image, "C. Parsons". Image size: 17 x 27 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 20 1/4 x 29 inches. Various expert repairs. A spectacular Currier & Ives portrait of the beautiful but unfortunate "Australasian": the Cunard Line's "first iron screw mail steamer ... [and] the worst vessel that the company ever owned". The Australasian was built in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1857, "at a time when auxiliaries [vessels with both steam and sail power available to them] were much in favour and when she was regarded as a magnificent vessel" (India House p.63). She was a 338-foot iron screw steamer, designed to carry mail for the European and Australian Royal Mail Company, with two smokestacks and three masts. "the company for which she was built did not last very long, and she was purchased by the Cunard Line [initially called the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Ship Company], in whose fleet she was the first screw mail steamer. They adapted her to their requirements ... but she was never a success. It was often said that she was the worst vessel that the company ever owned, for although a remarkable fast ship in smooth water, she rolled like a barrel when it was rough, and her vibration was excessive" (India House pp.63-4). Charles Parsons, British born, spent most of his long life in America creating superb marine prints and paintings. Much of his print work was published by the two major New York lithography firms: Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co. His ship portraits are among the finest of the era and demonstrate a love and a profound understanding of ships, their constuction and life at sea. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 255; Gale 5673; Parker & Bowen Mail and Passenger Steamships of the Nineteenth Century (london: 1928) pp.24-5

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        Harper's Weekly, bound volume for 1861

      Harper's Weekly, New York 1861 - Original bound volume for the year 1861. Folio in dark brown cloth gilt, 832 pp., illustrated. Good copy, binding somewhat worn but intact, lacks rear flyleaf, contents good to very good, moderate edgewear to first thirty pages and last several pages, occasional wear and foxing to interior pages but collated complete. The map of the Southern States at p. 717 is present but is worn with outer wear and tears to folds, etc., however it is complete. A handsome volume, the first of the famous Harper's Weekly volumes to cover the Civil War. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Vita e ritratti delle Donne Celebri d'ogni Paese continuata per cura di letterati italiani.

      a spese dell'Editore,, Milano, 1861 - Cinque volumi di cm. 25, pp. 1.800 ca. complessive. Con bella antiporta figurata a ciascun volume e 112 ritratti di donne celebri. Il tutto in litografia su tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato con solo qualche leggera traccia d'uso esterna. Opera interessante e non comune, soprattutto quando completa nella parte iconografica. Si tratta di una raccolta di 112 biografie, ciascuna accompagnata dal ritratto della donna di cui si narra la vita. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        [German Scenes]

      Berlin: Hermes. [c. 1861].. Small oblong 4to. Contemporary brown cloth, the initials H.G.L. in gilt Gothic letters to the upper board, both boards blindstamped, ownership inscription of a H.G. Lasemann to first free endpaper with his address and dated 1861. 16 hand coloured lithographs of uncaptioned German scenes, mostly landscapes and small towns. Upper board unevenly faded, small black residue to lower board, else very good.

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      Petit in-4° relié, demi-veau havane clair moderne, pièce de titre et de tomaison, monogramme gravé de la bibliothèque de Wladimir Granoff au bas du dos. Exemplaire en parfait état fleur de coin. Ce volume, deuxième d'une série de textes rassemblés par Wladimir Granoff sur le goître et le crétinisme contient les textes suivants, tous reliés à la suite : 1- Manuel LEVEN, Parallèle entre l'idiotie et le crétinisme (Paris - Rignoux - 1861), 48 pp. - bel ENVOI, partiellement rogné par le massicotage, de l'auteur au Professeur Baillarger sur la page de titre - thèse soutenue à Paris le 8 février 1861 ; 2- Pierre-Auguste CHAUVIN, Du goître dans le Jura (Paris - Rignoux - 1852), 48 pp. ; thèse soutenue à Paris le 12 août 1852 (cette thèse est curieusement plusieurs fois présente dans le volume) ; 3- Louis-Amédée GUILBERT, Etudes sur les eaux potables et en particulier sur les eaux du Noyonnais - description géologique de cette contrée et recherches étiologiques sur le goître (Paris - Rignoux - 1857), 62 pp. ; thèse soutenue à Paris le 23 juillet 1857 (fortes rousseurs sur les deux pages de titre) ; 4- Jean-Adolphe-Charles FONTANEL, Du goître - diagnostic différentiel des tumeurs de la glande thyroide (Paris - Rignoux - 1846), 48 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 27 janvier 1846; 5- Pierre-Auguste CHAUVIN, Du goître dans le Jura (Paris - Rignoux - 1852), 48 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 12 août 1852; 6- Gérard MARCHANT, Observations faites dans les Pyrenées pour servir à l'étude des causes du crétinisme (Paris - Rignoux - 1842), 66 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 31 août 1842 - bel ENVOI de l'auteur sur la page de titre, partiellement rogné par le massicotage, au Professeur Baillarger ; 7- L.-F.-C.-M. MORETIN, De l'étiologie du goître endémique et de ses indications prophylactiques et curatives (Paris - Rignoux - 1854), 104 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 22 juin 1854 - une grande carte dépliante en couleurs à la fin du texte Carte du bassin de la Seille représentant la largeur de la zône goîtreuse du Canton de Voiteur ; 8- Joseph-Bernard GUENOT, Nature et étiologie du crétinisme (Paris - A. Parent - 1864), 66 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 16 mars 1864; 9- Albin SAILLARD, Essai sur le goître épidémique (Paris - A. Parent - 1865), 55 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 26 décembre 1865 - une planche hors-texte plan de la Citadelle de Besançon ; 10- Ferdinand CHABOUREAU, Du goître suffocant et de la trachéotomie comme cure palliative de cette affection (Strasbourg - Christophe - 1869), 50 pp. ; 11- Emile MASSAIS, Essai sur le goître observé dans les Hautes-Alpes et en particulier dans le briançonnais - quelques considérations sur le crétinisme (Paris - Rignoux - 1861), 42 pp. ; 12- Louis-Edouard-Amédée CHOCUS, Du goître (Paris - Rignoux - 1847), 40 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 4 août 1847 ; 13- L.-J.-Eugène LENOIR, considérations sur l'étiologie du goître endémique (Paris - Rignoux - 1859), 34 pp. ; 14- Eugène-Quintien LE GENDRE, De la thyroïde (Paris - Rignoux - 1852), 54 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 31 août 1852 - trois planches hors-texte gravées - bel ENVOI de l'auteur sur la page de titre au Professeur Baillarger, partiellemnent rogné par le massicotage ; 15- Etienne MUSTON, Du goître (Paris - Rignoux - 1845), 36 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 20 août 1845. Ce volume provient de la collection particulière de documents psychiatriques de Wladimir Granoff. Exemplaire en parfait état. Provenance De l'aliénisme au surréalisme, vente Guy Loudmer 1- juin 2011, expert Dagobert Asmara Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Le Pêcheur a la mouche artificielle et le Pêcheur a toutes lignes. Troisième édition augmentée de plusieurs chapitres

      Garnier Fréres, Libraires-Éditeurs s. d. (ma 1861) In-16° (cm 17,5x11,3), pp. (4), 311, (1), legatura coeva in mezza tela con titoli al dorso. Con alcune incisioni nel testo, anche a piena pagina, raffiguranti esche, attrezzature e pescatori in azione. All'antiporta, ritratto dell'autore; all'occhietto timbro tondo di appartenenza. Qualche segno d'umido, ma nel complesso ottimo esemplare di rara opera. Indice / Table: Première partie. Le Pêcheur a la mouche artificielle. Introduction. Chapitre I. - Ustensiles. 1. Des ustensiles de luxe; Des cannes. Conditions générales qu'elles doivent remplir; 2. De la fabrication des cannes pour la pêche a la mouche artificielle (Modèle anglais); Fabrication nouvelle. Cannes à pêche rubanées; 3. Du scion ou bout extrème. Manière de la réparer; 4. Du moulinet à engrenage et du moulinet simple; 5. De la fabrication des insectes artificiels; - Chenilles. - Mouches; Choix des mouches quand on les achète; 6. Des lignes pour la pêche à la mouche articielle. - Lignes anciennes; Lignes nouvelles; 7. Des hameçons propres à la fabrication des mouches; 8. De la conservation des mouches artificielles; 9. Des bas de ligne. - Manière de les conserver; 10. Le portefeuille du pêcheur; Le panier; L'épuisette. Chapitre II. Théorie de la pêche a la mouche artificielle. 1. L'orage.- Le vent. - La calme; 2. Des eaux courantes et des eaux tranquilles; 3. De la transparence des eaux; 4. Du choix des mouches selon les temps; 5. Manière de lancer la mouche; 6. Du jet de la mouche selon les lieux; 7. Pêche de jour. - Pêche de soir; 8. Des vents contraires; 9. Des saison et de leur influence sul la pêche. Chapitre III. Pêches a la mouche artificielle. 1. Premières pêches; 2. Premières mouches. Autre mode de fabrication; 3. Pêche au Chevenne dans la Meuse. - Essais pour faire de longues cannes. - Départ pour une rivière à Truites; 4. Pêche au Saumonet dans la Semoy, à Bouillon. - Distance que deux pêcheurs battant les mêmes eaux doivent garder entre eux; 5. Seconde pêche dans la Semoy, Pêche au Saumon et aux grosses Truites; 6. Fleuves et grandes rivières. - La Rhône. - La Saône. - L'Ain. - La Loire; 7. Pêches en Normandie, rivières de moyenne largeur. - L'Epte. - L'Andelle. - La Risle. - L'Iton. - Pêche dans un lac; 8. Pêches dans de petites rivières ou grands ruisseaux. - Eaux troubles. - Manière d'y pêcher. - Porte-épuisette modéle; 9. Pêche dans la Seine près de Paris; 10. Origine des cannes rubanées. - Jugement porté sur ces cannes. - Conclusion. Deuxième partie. Le Pêcheur a toutes lignes. Chapitre I. Pêches a toutes lignes. 1. Les poissons d'eau douce. - Classification nouvelle; 2. Poissons de fond; 3. Poissons chasseurs; 4. Des appâts pour la ligne ordinaire. - Des appâts naturels. - De la pose des appâts sur l'hameçon; Des appâts secrets ou composés. - Utilité de certaines substances grasses; 5. Des ustensiles. - Lignes. - Flottes. - Transformation d'une canne à mouche en canne pour la pêche ordinaire; 6. Des cannes spéciales pour la pêche ordinaire. - Manière de lancer l'appât. - Cannes rentrantes; 7. Variété de la pêche ordinaire. - Ligne à fouetter; Ligne flottante. - Pêches avec des vers de terre et des vers blancs; Pêche avec de petits poissons vivants; Pêche avec du fromage; Pêche avec du sang caillé; Lignes dormantes. - Amorces. - Ligne dormante ordinaire; Lignes à grelot. - Pelottes de terre; Pêche aux jeux; Amorces; Ligne à soutenir; Lignes de fond. Chapitre II. Études sur quelques pêches spéciales avec des appâts soit naturels soit artificiels.1. Appâts artificiels autres que la mouche. - Le Tue-Diable; 2. Autre petit monstre à l'usage des Saumons; 3. Des poissons morts employés comme appât; 4. Pêches au Brochet. - Le Brochet; Pêche au coup; Pêche au lancer; Pêche avec des lignes dormantes; Pêche à trainer; 5. Études sur divers appâts et poissons; Le Cyprinus Nasus; Guerre entre les poissons chasseurs; Instinct de prudence chez les carpes; 6. Autres études. - Mêmes sujets. - Description d'une mouche artificielle sans ligature; Pêche à la bouteille; 7. Question au sujet des Aloses; 8. Pêches en hiver. - L'asticot et le ver de vase; 9. Petites pêches d'un solitaire; Le tambour; Pêche aux Écrevisses, la nuit, au flambeau; Pêche a la cuillere; 10. Des qualités nécessaires au pêcheur à la ligne stationnaire. Conclusion. Troisième partie. Variétés, etudes, récits. 1. Des effets de l'électricité sur le poisson; 2. Les désappointements du pêcheur; 3. Les félicités du pêcheur. - Temps à souhait pour la pêche ordinaire; 4. Pisciculture. - Reproduction du poisson; 5. Le froid et le chaud. - Leur influence sur les poissons; 6. Poissons malades (année 1858); 7. Un cauchemar à la pêche; 8. Excursion en Belgique; 9. Le pêcheur blessé; 10. Truite prise par un saule; 11. A l'auteur de ce livre. - Piscator et Piscator Junior; 12. Les Alpes et les Pyrénées; 13. Adieu, Pêcheurs.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mazzei]
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        La connaissance générale du cheval. Études de zootechnie pratique.

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot, 1861. 1861 2 voll. in-8° (230x140mm per il vol. di testo e 232x152mm), pp. (4), 722; legatura del tempo m. pelle verde con titolo, filetti e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti e risguardi marmorizzati. Il vol. di atlante contiene 68 tavole xilografiche a p. pagina con complessive 103 figure. Bellissimo esemplare. Prima edizione, completa del raro atlante iconografico. L'opera è un'estesa e rigorosa ricognizione sul cavallo considerato dal punto di vista zootecnico e veterinario. Moll (1809-1880), Cavaliere della Legion d'Onore, fu professore di agricoltura al Conservatorio di Arti e Mestieri e membro di molte società e accademie agricole. Gayot (Capua, 1808-Strasburgo, 1891), autore quasi per intero del presente volume, figlio del celebre veterinario Gayot du Fresnay, fu uno dei maestri della zootecnia ottocentesca, veterinario e Direttore dell'Amministrazione per l'allevamento degli stalloni. Fu altresì l'introduttore degli incroci fra i purosangue inglesi e altre razze equine meno pregiate. "Un des ecrivains les plus utiles de notre temps et qu'il laisse des livres qui perpétueront sa juste renommée", disse di lui, citata dal Mennessier De La Lance (che fornisce estesi cenni biografici e bibliografici sul Gayot), il Marchese Jean Baptiste Dampierre. Mennessier De La Lance, I, 538: "C'est un bon ouvrage, qui est toujours utilement consulté". Sugli autori, Mennessier De La Lance, I, 534-35 e II, 208.

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        Travaux Hydrauliques Maritimes [Marseille ]. Ouvrage descriptif de l'Installation des chantiers pour l'exploitation des Blocs Naturels, la Confection des Blocs Artificiels et l'immersion de ces deux espèces de Blocs. Installation ayant servi à la construction de la Grande Jetée du large du Bassin Napoléon (Port de Marseille) Planches [ Planches I à VI, X à XIV, XVII, XIX à XXI, XXIII, XXIX à XXXI, XXXVIII, XL, XLII, XLIII, XLV à LV ]

      F. Canquoin 1861 1 vol. in-folio oblong en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée, F. Canquoin, Marseille, 1861, avec 33 chromolithographies au format 53 x 42 cm Volume de planches seul et incomplet, contenant les 33 chromolithographies suivantes : planches I à VI, X à XIV, XVII, XIX à XXI, XXIII, XXIX à XXXI, XXXVIII, XL, XLII, XLIII, XLV à LV. Etat moyen (cartonnage abîmé fort. frottés, nombreuses chromo. salies ou frottées, voire abîmées, croquis manusc. au verso de 3 pl., mais néanmoins un très intéressant ensemble). Rare. Français

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        Alpine Byways or Light Leaves gathered in 1859 and 1860. By a Lady.

      London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861.In-8° (203x125mm), pp. (1), VIII, (1) di indice delle illustrazioni, 232, legatura coeva (realizzata da J. Larkins) in m. pelle rossa e angoli con titolo in oro e ricchi fregi floreali in oro entro scomparti. Piatti e risguardi marmorizzati rossi. Ex-libris ottocentesco W. E. Davidson. Vignetta con fronde vegetali al titolo. Otto litografie a colori di vedute alpine f.t., incise da Hanhart, raffiguranti il Weisshorn (da uno schizzo di Whymper), il Titlis, l'Anderlenk, il picco di Tinneverges, Samoëns, Cogne, Saas, la cima dello Jazi da Macugnaga, e quattro carte litografiche in b.n. f.t. dell'Oberland, delle valli di Sixt e di Chambéry, delle Alpi Graie, del Matterhorn e del Monte Rosa. Dedica a stampa bordata da bella illustrazione vegetale "to the companions of my wanderings". Minimali restauri al dorso. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione, rara e ricercata per la bellezza delle vedute. Edito anonimamente, il volume è opera di Jane Freshfiled, la madre del noto alpinista Douglas Freshfield, e consiste in una vivace descrizione delle escursioni alpine dell'autrice, soprattutto nelle Alpi Bernesi e nelle Alpi Pennine, con capitoli Sul Mürren, lo Schilthorn, l'Engelberg, il Titlis, il Gries, i passi dell'Albrun, il passo del Rawyl, l'Anderlenk, le valli di Chambéry, le Alpi Graie, il Breuil, il St. Theodule, il Riffel, la Cima di Jazi, l'ascesa del Mettelhorn, il Mattmark, il Monte Moro, il Col de Barranca, Varallo. "The books are more topographical guides, acknowledging (though rarely specifying) difficulties and occasional dangers but finding them far outweighed by the aesthetic and physical pleasures of Alpine travel" (Robinson, Wayward women, p. 68). Perret, 1764: "Un livre agréable et peu courant". Neate, 294, F-73: "Classic travel book". Sull'autrice, John Foster Kirk, A Supplement to Allibone?s Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, passim. e BBA, I, 431, 50.

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

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

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      Edito nel 1861 in Paris , In 8°, legatura in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con riquadri e titoli in oro, tav. nel testo, pagg. 391 + 16 tav. fuori testo, anche ripiegate. Buon esemplare.

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        Le Magasin Militaire des Français contenant toutes les guerres depuis les Gaules jusq'a nos jours et principalement la Guerre d'Italie en 1859. Publié sous la direction de M. Léo Lespès.

      Paris, Aux Bureaux de la Publication, 1861. 1861 2 voll. in-4° (300x195mm), pp. (8), 384, (2); 384, (4); bella legatura coeva in p. pelle verde cupo alle armi sabaude, con il collare dell'Ordine dell'Annunziata, un leone rampate ed uno accovacciato. Le armi sono impresse in oro al centro di entrambi i piatti entro riquadri plurimi di filetti in oro raccordati fra loro da altri filetti longitudinali. Titolo e filetti oro su dorsi a nervi. Unghie decorate, tagli e dentelle interne dorate. Testo su doppia colonna. Centinaia di xilografie n.t. e f.t. Ottimo esemplare. Sesta edizione. "Le recueil présent est né au début de la guerre d'Italie. Il a eu pour but de populariser dans les masses l'alliance franco-sarde. Il a dû son succès à cette union glorieuse qui a fait l'Italie libre et unitaire, et qui a donné à Victor-Emmanuel quarante millions de sujets".

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        Instructions, Prônes, Allocutions et autres Discours prêchés à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines et dans le Haut-Rhin et le Bas-Rhin de 1861 à 1870 [ Manuscrit relié en 4 volumes ] Dont un sermon sur l'Assomption de la Vierge rédigé en alsacien [ Elsässerditsch ]

      Toutes ces Instructions furent prêchées à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (le plus souvent à l'Eglise Sainte-Madeleine mais le texte relatif aux Rogations fut par exemple prêché à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines le 10 mai 1863 à l'Eglise Saint Louis pendant qu'on réparait l'Eglise de la Madeleine), à L'Allemand-Rombach, à Montreux-Château, Lutzelhausen, Steige, Fouchy, Montbouton, Florimont canton de Delle, Chavannes les Grands canton de Dannemarie, Thal, etc. de 1861 à 1870 puis à Fèche l'Eglise (Territoire de Belfort) après 1870 (le plus souvent en 1872), l'ensemble en 4 vol. in-8 reliés demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs orné, texte intégralement manuscrit d'une belle écriture uniforme, volumes paginés (la plupart des feuillets sont manuscrits) : 364 ; 384 ; 382 ; 374 pp. Le Tome 1 propose diverses Instructions et Prônes, ainsi sur l'Assomption (en allemand alsacien), sur la Nativité de la Vierge, sur l'Epiphanie, l'Ascension, la Trinité, la Dévotion à Saint Louis de Gonzague, etc. ; Le Tome 2 contient notamment les Instructions consacrées à la Sainte Vierge : Sur la dévotion à Marie, Sur le Saint Nom de Marie, sur le Rosaire, la Compassion de la Vierge, le Saint Scapulaire, l'Assomption de Marie etc. ; le tome 3 propose notamment les Instructions présentées du Premier Dimanche de l'Avent jusqu'au vendredi de la 4e semaine de Carême ; Le Tome 4 contient les Instructions prêchées du quatrième Dimanche après Pâques jusqu'au vingt-troisième dimanche après la Pentecôte (tous les dimanches ne sont pas l'occasion d'une Instruction) : on note une Instruction sur le Blasphème, une autre sur l'Imprécation, et trois Instructions successives sur l'Ivrognerie. Beau manuscrit bien relié, en bel état, qui nous replonge dans l'atmosphère d'une paroisse alsacienne à la veille de la guerre de 1870. Français

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        The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Western Railway, Including the Amalgamated West Midland Line, and the Chester and Holyhead Line, also, the Isle of Man. With Descriptions of the Most Important Manufactories in

      London Griffin, Bohn & Co 1861. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and faded. New eps. Tape marks to title page. Occasional foxing and marks Second Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 800pp, 289pp, 208pp :: Illustrated with over 620 engravings :: 19mm x 130mm (1" x 5") :: The first edition was published in 1852

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

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

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      Government Printing Office Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. First Edition. cloth. Very Good copy in original cloth. Large quarto (8-3/4" x 11-3/4") in original cloth, rebacked with the original spine and a new spine label; 131, 154, 30, 32 pages. Illustrated with 12 (of 14) views, 8 color plates, 8 folding panoramas, 3 paleontology plates, 2 large folding maps, 1 profile, and many wood engravings in this, the desirable Senate issue. Farquhar 21: "one of the most desirable books in the Colorado River field, for it is the first that deals specifically with the river itself"; Flake 4287; Goetzmann, pp.379-394; Larned 412; Howes I-92; New Howes I-94 "c"; Paher 952; Sabin 35308; Wagner-Camp 375; Wheat(947), (948); Wallace, The Great Reconnaissance, p.175: "This is the most reliable and entertaining narrative of all the official reports by topographical engineers on Western explorations." Ives, commissioned to determine the navigability of the Colorado, was the first white man to explore much of its course, and this is the first government publication on the exploration of the Colorado River. Eminently readable with fine illustrations. The 8 color plates of Native Americans are outstanding. Lacks the views of Canebrake Canon and Camp Colorado Plateau, which seem never to have been bound in, as well as the two additional maps in the Geological section, which seem more often than not not to have been included. A few of the plates have a dampstain in the corner which on occasion enters the image. Pencil signature of G. P. Sewall on the title page, likely the Cayuga, N.Y. Presbyterian minister in the 1870s.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons 1861. B000E3XKYQ 8vo, 19 to 25 cm tall First Edition. 364 pages. Slight, faint Scattered foxing. Both hinges are cracked. The back free endpaper and the paste down are offset about 2-3 mm, which would indicate that there has been a binding repair. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide Hardcover Good

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        US#64 / USED / 1861 / 3c

      . Non-Book Scott # 64. 1861. 3c.

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        The breath of life. First edition. Original printed wrappers

      John Wiley New York: John Wiley, 1861. Catlin, George (1796-1872). The breath of life. 76, [2]pp. Text illustrations engraved after drawings by Catlin. New York: John Wiley, 1861. 223 x 150 mm. Original printed wrappers, stapled, spine a bit worn and with partial splits. Very good.First Edition of this curious pamphlet on the dangers of mouth-breathing written and illustrated by the American painter George Catlin, famous for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Catlin claimed that most of civilization's ills, from lung disease to idiocy, were rooted in this "unnatural" practice, and postulated that the superior health enjoyed by Native Americans was due to their habit of sleeping on their backs with heads tilted slightly forward, a posture that promoted closed-mouth sleeping.

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        Private And Local Laws Passed By The Legislature Of Wisconsin In The Year Eighteen Hundred And Sixty-one

      . Bound in publisher's original half sheepskin and yellow paper boards. Red leather label on spine stamped in gilt. Some chipping to head and heel of spine and wear to extrimities. End paper somewhat foxed. Former owner's stamp on front free end paper. The lower rear hinge is split up three inches but the rest is holding nicely. The interior has occasional foxing but is mostly clean bright and tight. Very good condition.

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        Executive Documents No. 2. Correspondence and Other Papers, Relating to Fort Sumter. Including Correspondence of Hon. Isaac W. Hayne with the President. Second [enlarged] Edition, 1861

      Charleston, SC: Evans & Cogswell, 1861. 43 pages. The second edition with 15 additional pages of Fort Sumter documents. From document No. 1 (Major Robert Anderson’s letter of 9 Jan 1861 to the Governor of South Carolina questioning the firing of Charleston artillery batteries upon to US flagged vessels) through No. 17 (Mr. Hayne’s final letter to President James Buchanan via the Secretary of War regarding the possession of Fort Sumter, which was returned unsigned but included a curt message in the President's handwriting that read, "The character of this letter is such that it cannot be received. . . " ) P&W 4040. From the estate of a descendant of Thomas Young Simons, a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. Previously bound.. _. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Seat of War./ Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

      New York, 1861. No Binding. Very Good. 25 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches. Chromolithograph. Some scuffing, soiling, a mended tear, very good. Rare. A large, attractive, well-detailed map (not bird's-eye view, as it calls itself) of the key theatre of the early phase of the Civil War. The map includes street grids for Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, Richmond, and Lynchburg. The map skillfully renders topography, in particular the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah, and Allegheny Mountain ranges. Town, courthouses, forts, road and railroads are shown throughout and, most notably, in the western regions as well. The map was drawn and lithographed by J. Schedler and printed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Stephenson 17.3

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

      London: A W Bennet, 1861.. First Edition. Red tooled leather cover. VG : in very good condition. Spine and cover edges faded to brown. Marbled edges. vi; 278pp :: 16 b/w plates :: 180mm x 130mm (7" x 5")

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        The City Of The Saints and Across The Rocky Mountains To California

      First Edition Very good+ in 3/4 deep red leather and maroon cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text between two compartments. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" tall by 5 1/4" deep. The hinges have been repaired and there is a 1/4" by 1/4" chip from the uppermost raised band on the spine. The edge of the front joint is rubbed and worn and there is writing in ink on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 707 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 16 steel engravings and two fold-out maps (Although all illustrations are present some are misplaced with the page sequence shown in the table of contents). Considered by Howes to by mildly scarce. (Howes B1033; Graff 512; Sabin 9497; Wagner/Camp 370) Edward Rice in his excellent biography of Richard Francis Burton wrote of his 1860 trip through the US and the resulting book: "..the book is a rare account by an experienced traveler who was alert to every detail, to language, to the nuances of a dynamic developing nation that showed high civilization on its eastern coast and progressive barbarism as one traveled westward. Here are emigrants, soldiers, desperadoes, wanderers, frontier women, Indian tribes, government officials, rascals and saints, the inevitable pretty girls (white and Indian alike). Social conditions, perceptions about democracy, advice to the army about dealing with the aborigines (the Indians were like a sort of Bedawin to Burton), lists of routes and way stops, the legal system and frontier justice, analyses of raw materials and alkaline waters, the sources of rivers, the weather, soil conditions - it is mid-century America in five hundred pages and appendixes and rarely dull." As an interesting side note: Burton's trip to the US formed the historical basis for John Dunning's 2004, biblio-mystery, A Bookman's Promise.Our code number = TB22866

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        [Print]. Presidents of the United States.

      Sheet size: 27 x 21 (68 x 53 cm); image size: 24 1/2 x 18 3/4 (62 x 47.5 cm). First edition. Chromolithograph on wove paper. Reilly, American Political Prints: 1861-13. A large, patriotic, and symbolic print issued around the time of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration containing a central allegorical scene is surrounded by oval portraits of the first sixteen presidents of the United States, with George Washington at the top and a beardless Abraham Lincoln at the bottom which may explain why, though now a considered one of the most beautiful prints of the images of American Presidents, it did not sell, as the new president was sporting a beard, and not clean-shaven as he was when Matthew Brady took this image on February 27, 1860, the day of his speech at Cooper Union in New York. The print "both commemorates Lincoln?s election and recognizes the challenges and opportunities facing the 16th president.. The 16 presidential portraits encircle symbols of the republic at a time when a divided nation faced secession and civil war. In the center, Columbia holds a shield and liberty cap, the latter being a symbol both of revolution and of freed slaves. A bald eagle grasps arrows and an olive branch and carries a ribbon with the motto 'E Pluribus Unum.' The Capitol dome (shown completed at a time when it was still unfinished) symbolizes the founding of the democratic republic while a steamship symbolizes development and progress. The allegorical images relate to concepts that Lincoln expressed in his first inaugural address; that seceding and breaking the Constitution, would be a step backward, not forward, and violates the very principles of the Union, a Union which is 'older than the Constitution.' By commemorating Lincoln?s election and illustrating the troubled and complex scene he faced, this chromolithograph encapsulates the spirit of Lincoln?s presidency, " Erin Mast, Curator (?My Abraham Lincoln? Exhibition at President Lincoln?s Cottage Museum, 2009). OCLC locates only two copies, a Minn. Library and the Library of Congress. A very good copy, small, faint stain on left margin, minor edge wear with a few tiny tears, colors vibrant.

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        " Sheffield from Norfolk Park " by William Ibbitt.

      Sheffield. M & N Hanhart Chromolithographers January 1861. A fine example of one of the seven panoramas painted by the Sheffield artist and issued as lithographic prints between 1826 and 1867. Ibbitt lived on Broad Lane and painted Sheffield extensively, in oil and watercolour.He was for a time a councillor for St George's Ward.Though widely known the views were never reproduced and are highly sought after. All seven are currently available at varying prices as well as others of the same period and earlier, by H. P. Parker [1795-1873] Joseph McIntyre [1841-1897] and T. C. Hofland. [177-1843] Details and scans on request. They comprise views from the East, West, South-East, Abbeydale,and the Valleys of The Don and The Sheaf. Psalter Lane,Crookes and and various other sites display them identifying specific features

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        Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Koerpers. Parts I-II

      Cotta Munich: Cotta, 1861. First edition. Rüdinger, Nicolaus (1832-96). Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Körpers. Parts 1-2. Folio. 13 unnumbered leaves. Parallel text in German and French. 10 photographic plates (numbered I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII-XI, XII, XIII & XIV). Munich: Cotta, 1861. 500 x 352 mm. Loose in cloth-backed portfolios as issued; light soiling, a few ties on portfolios defective. Minor foxing & browning, but very good. First Edition of the first 2 parts of Rüdinger's excellent photographic atlas of the peripheral nerves, an important pioneering effort in medical photography, contemporary with the photographic atlases of Luys in France. According to the prospectus tipped to the inside front cover, Rüdinger's atlas was intended to appear in 10 parts, with the first two devoted to the peripheral nerves of the head, the third through fifth to the nerves of the back, neck and arm, and the last four parts to the nerves of the torso, lower extremities and the sympathetic nervous system. The work was apparently never completed; however, OCLC cites copies with 26 leaves and either 39 or 46 plates, indicating that at least one more part was issued. See Meyer, Historical Aspects of Cerebral Anatomy, pp. 146ff. re later neuroanatomical contributions by Rüdinger. Hirsch (giving publication dates as 1861-67).

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

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

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        Le Pêcheur français - Traité de la pèche à la ligne en eau douce. Contenant: L'histoire naturelle des poissons; la pêche particulière à chacun d'eux; les moyens de découvrir les endroits où ils se tiennent; de trouver ou de composer les appâts et de les employer d'une manière assurée; les époques les plus favorables pour la pêche; la connaissance des ustensiles nécessaires, leur prix et l'art de les fabriquer et réparer.

      Kl.8°, Fronti., IV, 423 S., 20 lithogr. Tafeln davon: 12 Tafeln mit 72 versch. Abb von Fischereizubehör, 8 Tafeln mit 29 Fisch-Abb., Privat-HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken, mit vier Zierbünden., Min. berieben u. bestossen, etw. stockfleckig, S. 19 m. Randeinriss, auf ca. 30 Bl. am oberen Rand leichter Wasserand, S. 423 m. kl. Randriss im Innengelenk. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Text frz. Sixième Edition, revue et augmentée par A. Moriceau. Fronti. nach Valette (del.), gestochen von Nargeot (sculp.). Die zwölf Tafeln zum Fischereizubehör werden separat erklärt, die Tafeln zu den Fischen enthalten jeweils die Namen der Fische.

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        La liberté commerciale. Son principe et ses conséquences.

      Paris, Guillaumin et Cie, 1861. (4) + 236 p. Half leather.. Arsène Jules Émile Juvenal Dupuit (1804-66), fransk ingenjör och nationalekonom. Han var pionjär inom gränsnytteteorin och föregrep nationalekonomisk teori som utvecklades 100 år senare. Han betraktas som en av föregångarna till neoklassisk nationalekonomi

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        Panorama of the Seat of War: Bird's Eye View of Kentucky and Tennessee Showing Cairo and Part of the Southern States

      New York, 1861. No Binding. Fine. 22 x 28 inches. Chromo-lithograph, superb original color; fine condition. Very rare, beautiful view of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, primarily showing Tennessee and Kentucky - the western seat of the Civil War. Bachmann, one of most highly skilled graphic artists of the 19th century, employed a vantage point of remarkable height in this panorama. The work presents literally hundreds of square miles of territory, making it a unique hybrid of map and view. It was intended as a more accessible visual guide than a standard map to the probable theatres of the Civil War for viewers unfamiliar with the areas being represented. This view in particular is one of Bachmann's more complex works. The artist necessarily distorts the view, which is oriented to the southeast, so it can encompass great lengths of both the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These can be followed from Cincinnati, Ohio to Helena, Arkansas; Cairo, Illinois appears in the foreground. The rivers frame the expanses of Kentucky and Tennessee in the middle distance. The view is detailed with cities, roads, steamships and railroads all depicted complete with trains on the tracks. Reps says of Bachmann, who emigrated from Germany in the 1840's, that he "brought with him fully developed artistic, lithographic, and printing skills for his earliest prints reveal a high level of competence and complete command of the lithographic medium." In these daring works, he certainly extended the range of the medium in unprecedented fashion. Bachmann also produced some of the finest 19th century views of New York, New Orleans, Boston, and other major American cities. Interestingly, Bachmann claims the view was "Drawn from Nature." In exactly what sense this was meant is hard to tell. However, the Civil War did see the first considerable use of balloons in mapmaking. Thus, it is possible that Bachmann personally engaged in this or that knowledge of such a practice inspired these views. Bachmann's Civil War views are described by Rumsey as "very rare" (no. 2657). They were separately published as individual sheets.Reps, J. W. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, p. 160.

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        ATLAS GEOGRAPHIE. Dresse' pour l'Histoire Universelle de l'Eglise Catholique de l'Abbe Rohrbacher.

      First Edition. Guame Freres et J. Duprey. 1861.. pp about 60. Folio. Illustrated with 24 maps in original colour. Some slight foxing and browning mainly to page ends. The atlas is disbound, else VG. The maps (which fold-out to about 20 x 18 inches or 50 x 45 cm) are orientated mainly on the Mediterranean, but there are also maps of the continents of Europe, Asia and the United States of America, and Central Asia. CCPS2005 US$0

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        Die astronomische Strahlenbrechung in ihrer historischen Entwicklung.

      4 Taf., XIV, 181 S. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (Ecken bestossen und berieben, Rücken berieben). 1. Ausgabe der gekrönten Preisschrift. - Poggendorf III; Hockey I; DSB I, 532: "In view of his wide-raniging interests, it is no wonder that Bruhns was influential. His superior lectures attracted many students; he was also active in the Astronomische Gesellschaft and initiated and equipped the first german astronomical expeditions. His energy and enthusiasm, however, had a strong effect on his colleagues, which should not be ignored." K.C. Bruhns (1830 - 1881) gelernter Schlosser wurde nach dem Studium Observator der Sternwarte in Berlin. Er lehrte seit 1859 als Privatdozent in Berlin und ein Jahr später als a.o. Professor an der Universität Leipzig. 1868 wurde er Ordinarius für Astronomie und Direktor der unter seiner Leitung erbauten Sternwarte. Es war Mitglied der preußischen Gradmessungskommission und war Mitbegründer des ersten deutschen meteorologischen Beobachtungssystems in Sachsen. Er entdeckte zahlreiche Kometen und bestimmte Bahnelemente schon bekannter Planetoiden und Kometen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel und Vortitel minimal braunfleckig.

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        Über die Einstellungen des dioptrischen Apparates im menschlichen Auge.

      5 (3 doppelblattgroße, 1 mehrfach gefaltete) Tafeln, 2 Abbildungen, VIII, 283 S. Kartonage mit aufgezogenem Original der ersten Umschlag-Seite Einzige Ausgabe. - Hirschberg VI, § 1241, S. 396 ff.; Albert/Norton 1169: "Published before either Donder's or Helmholtz's books on physiological optics, this work contained many new and important observations in the field of dioptrics. It contains a description of the structure of the emmetropic, myopic, and hyperopic eye, and the principles of accomodation." - Eingehend von Hirschberg gewürdigtes Werk des berühmten Ophthalmologen Eduard v. Jaeger (1818-84), dem u.a. die Einführung des Augenspiegels in die Praxis und die Entwicklung von Sehproben zu verdanken sind. - Sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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      London, James Hogg and Sons, s.d. (1861)2 voll. In-8° Legatura coeva in percallina granata con decorazioni a secco ed in oro, autore e titolo impressi a secco sul dorso. Figure femminili (probabilmente raffiguranti le due autrici) impresse in oro decorano entrambe i piatti anteriori. XII, (2), 374; VIII, (2), 368 pagine numerate. 20 tavole litografate fuori testo di cui 2, all’antiporta, a colori. Prima edizione di questa relazione di  viaggio delle sorelle Catlow che narra della loro escursione attraverso la Svizzera e l’Italia fino alla Campania. Il viaggio fu intrapreso nel 1856 e rappresenta il tipico itinerario del Grand Tour con l’aggiunta di approfondite visite nei territori alpini (ai quali è dedicato gran parte del primo volume, con un capitolo ed una tavola dedicati al Monte Bianco, mentre al IV capitolo del II volume si fa breve cenno al Monte Rosa). Inoltre, di particolare interesse è l’ampia descrizione della flora e fauna alpine. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, tracce d’usura alle legatura in particolare al piatto posteriore del primo volume, scolorito; dorsi scoloriti e con qualche piccola integrazione, abrasioni agli angoli. La tavola a colori, in antiporta del II volume, con piccolo rinforzo al bordo laterale. ITALIANO

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        [Contributions to the discussions]. In Proceedings of the Fourth Session of the International Statistical Congress

      Eyre and Spottiswoode London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1861. [Babbage, Charles.] [Contributions to the discussions]. In Proceedings of the Fourth Session of the International Statistical Congress (London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode . . . for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1861): 380, 381, 383, 394. With: Letter to Dr Farr, on the origin of the International Statistical Congresses. In ibid: 505-7. Half calf, marbled boards ca. 1861, spine renewed. Whole volume. xix [3], 548pp. 294 x 242 mm. Bookplate. First edition. Babbage, a member of the International Statistical Congress's organization commission, made four contributions to the discussions held at the Congress, which took place in London in July of 1860. The first two had to do with statistical methodogy, specifically, the way of delineating statistical information on paper. Babbage proposed the adoption of "dots and broken lines" as a way of distinguishing different lines in a black-and-white printed chart when color printing was not affordable. He stated that thirty years before he had constructed a drawing pen for this purpose, which could hold a series of fifteen small wheels on which different variants of dots and broken lines were inscribed. Babbage's second suggestion consisted of arguments, illustrated with examples from Scheutz's calculating machine (which Babbage was quick to point out was "now at work in the adjacent building"), in favor of "signs" resembling the thing signified. This basically was an indirect argument for the use of his system of mechanical notation, or some similar system, in the design drawings of complex machinery. From the published comments after Babbage's remark it would appear that this argument was not understood. Babbage also drew attention to the inventions of M. Guerry, who had devised a simple arithmetical machine for tabulating statistical results done by human computers. In addition, he proposed the compilation of an English dictionary, by England, her colonies, and America, for the prevention of the formation of separate dialects. Here Babbage was attempting to regulate words that came into usage in order to standardize language and make communication more efficient. His ultimate goal was a universal language: "The existence of different languages is a great evil; it is the destruction of a certain amount of the intellect of mankind, which is thus consumed by the friction that the different languages create. . . . whatever is most likely to become the universal language I would support, because I am convinced an immense quantity of time and talent is lost by the diversity of languages" (p. 394).Babbage's letter on the origin of the international statistical congresses, and the role that he had played in their early development, was addressed to the statistician William Farr, who at the time was using the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to compile his English Life Table. Farr, a member of the Congress's executive committee, contributed a preface to this volume of the Proceedings, in which he acknowledged the "valuable contributions to the science" made by Babbage and others.This congress and its Proceedings included the contributions of numerous significant scientists active at the time, including Florence Nightingale and Alphonse Quetelet. Not in Van Sinderen. Hyman 1982, 260. When we last checked four copies of this publication were cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 81.

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        Notes on the Antiquities of Devonshire which date before the Norman Conquest. [First and Sole Edition in book form]. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH A.L.s

      W Roberts, Exeter, 1861 1861 8vo., First Edition, with a tipped-in illustration and large folding engraved map on cloth, COLOURED BY HAND IN OUTLINE, map lightly foxed, tiny later signature on front free endpaper; original green coarse-grain cloth, printed paper label on upper cover, printed paper label (lightly browned but entirely legible) on backstrip, red sprinkled edges, yellow endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound), a splendid, crisp, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE AND A LONG A.L.s TIPPED-IN AT END. With a contemporary sheet folded to 4pp containing a manuscript list in a very neat scholarly hand of 69 'ancient camps or hill fortresses in the County of Devon' and enclosing a separate manuscript plan of Milber Down Camp near Newton Abbot. With the author's memorial bookplate, and trade ticket of Exeter Rare Books, on front paste-down. This valuable work appeared originally as a series of articles in Trewman's 'Exeter Flying Post' newspaper. A SPLENDID AND UNIQUE PRESENTATION COPY. Rare. Brockett 17040. Astonishingly, not in Anderson.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1861. First Edition. Octavo (20cm); publisher's terra-cotta cloth, decoratively blind-stamped and lettered in gilt on spine; cream yellow endpapers; 3 preliminary leaves (including half-title, but lacking the two-page advertising leaf for Carlyle's Autobiography); 364pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Early ownership signature ("J. Wharton Duff, Aston House, April 6, 1861") on tipped-in leaf between front endpaper and half-title. Slight wear to spine ends and corners; gilt a trifle dull; clean repair to rear hinge; still a tight, attractive, Very Good copy. Well-preserved first edition of what is arguably Eliot's most complex novel, long the bane of middle-school readers to whom it has been thoughtlessly prescribed as a moral tonic. This copy with an interesting contemporary ownership inscription dated in the month of publication.

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        Bibliografia del Friuli. Saggio di Giuseppe Valentinelli Socio Corrispondente dell'Accademia d'Udine. Edizione Sovvenuta dall'Imp. Accademia di Scienze in Vienna.

      Venezia, Tipografia del Commercio, 1861. In 8vo, pp. 496 (mancano le ultime 44 pp. di Indice e infatti la numerazione arriva di norma alla pagina 540), vecchia rilegatura con dorso in tela color vinaccia e piatti in cartone marmorizzato nero verde (sotto ? conservata la sua bross. orig. a stampa, con titoli in nero e doppio filetto di cornice), tagli marmorizzati. Rara edizione originale di questa importante e utilissima compilazione, contenente la descrizione di 3655 opere divise per argomento e luogo di stampa. Esemplare fresco e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics

      Hutton & Freligh Memphis: Hutton & Freligh. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST REVISED EDITION, MEMPHIS ISSUE. The 1861 edition was issued in Memphis, Philadelphia and New York; no priority has been established. Commissioned by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, William Hardee's Light Infantry Tactics modernized American infantry drill, allowing for nimbler, faster-paced battle movements. Though Hardee was a Confederate general, both Confederate and Union armies used Hardee's manual during the Civil War.This copy bears the ownership inscription of Isaac Howard, a Confederate soldier whose extensive correspondence with his father is an important primary source for military historians of the Civil War. The "Howard Papers" are part of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Memphis: Hutton & Freligh, 1861. 2 vols in 1, as issued. Octavo, original cloth back boards, original label on front cover, with 58 lithographs (complete). Scattered foxing and soiling throughout; some wear and soiling to upper cover. An extraordinary copy.

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        Montserrat N.E. 3 Miles

      From Illustrations of the West Indies by Andrews, 1861. Coloured lithograph profile view. Centre fold re-inforced. Clean. 68 x 8.5 cms A rare antique view of the coastline of Montserrat, showing the town of Plymouth.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons 1861. pp. [vi.], 364, 16, [4] catalogue then adverts of the publications of Messrs Blackwood and Sons. Pencil signature of previous owner on verso of fep. Recently repaired, spine laid down etc. A few marks to the text, but otherwise a good clean copy.

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