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        Stieler's Hand-Atlas [31 Karten] über alle Theile der Erde, nach dem neusten Zustande, und über das Weltgebäude (Schul-Ausgabe, Auswahl von 31 Karten).

      Gotha: Justus Peters, 1861 - 31 Karten: 1. Plaenten-Systeme (mit Erläuterungen) 34,5x32,5cm [Entw. v. Ad. Stieler + Berghaus], 2. Westliche Halbkugel Ø: 28cm [Entw. v. F. v. Stülpnagel, Gest.v. W. Alt], 3. Östliche Halbkugel Ø:28cm [Entw. v. F.v. Stülpnagel], 4. Die bekannten Höhen über der Meeresfläche (mit Erläuterungen) 36x29cm [Entw. v. Berghaus], 5. Europa 31x42cm [Gez. Stülpnagel], 6. Spanien und Portugal 37x31cm [Gez. v. Stülpnagel, Gest. v. C. Poppey], 7. Frankreich und die Schweiz 36x34cm [Bearb. Berghaus, Gest. v. W. Alt + W. Weiler], 8. Großbritannien und Ireland 40x34cm [Gez. v. Stülpnagel + A. Petermann], 9. Dänemark mit Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg 36x30,5cm [Entw. u. Gez. A. Stieler], 10. Schweden und Norwegen40,5x32cm [Entw. u. Gez. Stülpnagel], 11. Deutschland, Niederlande, Belgien und die Schweiz 37x32,5cm [Entw. u. Gez. Stülpnagel], 12. Deutschland und anliegende Länder, zur Übersicht der Eisenbahnen und Hauptstrassen 36x32cm [Gez. v. Berghaus, Gest. v. Mädel], 13. Nord-Westliches Deutschland, Kgr. der Niederlande und Kgr. Belgien 37x30,5cm [Gest. v. W. Alt], 14. Nord-Östliches Deutschland 37x31cm [Gest. v. W. Alt], 15. Ost-und West-Preussen und Posen, mit Übersicht des ganzen Preussischen Staates 36,5x31cm [Gest. v. W. Alt], 16. Mittel-Östliches Deutschland, oder Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien 36x30,5cm [Gest.v. W. Alt + Jungmann], 17. Süd-Westliches Deutschland und die Schweiz 34,5x29,5cm [Gest.v. F.G. Käter], 18. Süd-Östliches Deutschland 40,5x29cm [Gest.v. W. Alt + C. Jungmann], 19. Niederlande und Belgien 41x31cm [Berb. c. Berghaus], 20. Die Schweiz 41,5x31cm [Gest.v. C. Metzeroth, Schrift.v. Baumgarten], 21. Italien 38,5x32cm [Gest.v. W. Alt], 22. Ungarn, Galizien, Siebenbürgen, Dalmatien, - Moldau und Walachei 35,5x29cm [Gest.v. W. Alt.], 23. Ost-Seeländer und inneres Russland bis Moska - (Preußen, Polen u. westl. Russland) 38,5x32cm [Entw. v. u. Gest. v. Stülpnagel], 24. Europäisches Russland 38x32cm [], 25. Europäische Türkei [Entw. v. u. Gest. v. Stülpnagel], 26. Griechenland 40x32,5cm [Gest.v. W.Alt], 27. Asien 36x30cm [Gest.v. Justus Pethers], 28. Africa 36x29cm [Gez.v. Stülpnagel], 29. Nord-America 39x31cm [Gest.v. W. Behrens], 30. Süd-America 37x30cm [Gest.v. C. Stier], 31. Australien und Polynesien 38x30cm [Gest.v. C. Poppy]. Einband angeschmutzt /angestoßen / angerissen / berieben, Buchrücken von Buchblock gelöst / angerissen, Seiten altersbedingt gebräunt/ z.T. etw. stockfleckig / ersten ca. 10 Seiten teilw. von Buchblock gelöst, (Kupferstiche eher nur leicht stockfleckig) Karten leicht unten am Falz angerissen / leicht stockfleckig . Karten dennoch gut lesbar. Karte Nr. 7 mit 1x1cm runden schwarzen Fleck, Karte Nr.18 mit Ø:1,3cm runden schwarzen Fleck, ans. ordentlich erh. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1420 Gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, Goldprägung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sur le siège de la faculté du langage articulé avec deux observations d'aphémie. [Suivi de : ] Remarques sur le siège, le diagnostique et la nature de l'aphémie. [Et : ] Du siège de la faculté de langage articulé dans l'hémisphère gauche du cerveau

      Paris, Masson et Imprimerie Moquet, 1861, 1863 et 1865, in-8, trois pièces en un volume, 40-16-18 pages, broché, couverture imprimée rose de l'éditeur, chemise et étui modernes, Rare. Réunion de trois travaux fondateurs de Paul Broca sur le langage, extraits des Bulletins de la Société anatomique de Paris et des Bulletins de la Société d'anthropologie ; ÉDITIONS ORIGINALES de ces tirés à part, remis en vente et placés sous une couverture de relais à l'adresse de Victor Masson, 1865. 1861 : Sur le siège de la faculté du langage articulé avec deux observations d'aphémie. 1863 : Remarques sur le siège, le diagnostique et la nature de l'aphémie. 1865 : Du siège de la faculté de langage articulé dans l'hémisphère gauche du cerveau. Broca n'est pas le premier à assigner aux lobes frontaux le siège du langage articulé, puisque c'est Bouillaud qui en formula l'idée dès 1825, suivi d'Auburtin ; ces démonstrations ne furent pas suivies à l'époque. Broca joua pour sa part un rôle essentiel dans la vérification de ces théories. À l'automne 1861, il présenta à la Société d'anthropologie un aphasique, Leborgne dit "Tan", ainsi surnommé car il ne savait articuler d'autre son que celui-ci. Broca parvint à prouver que son cerveau présentait des lésions au niveau de la partie inférieure de la troisième circonvolution frontale de l'hémisphère gauche. Il publie ses premiers résultats de recherche en 1861, dans le Bulletin de la société Anatomique de Paris (2e série, tome VI, août 1861), "Sur le siège de la faculté du langage articulé" ; cette découverte permit depuis de nommer cette zone du cortex cérébral "circonvolution de Broca" et, surtout, de la désigner comme siège du langage articulé. Garrison & Morton, n° 1400 : « Broca introduced the term "aphemia." » Norman, n° 345. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier en première de couverture. Nous joignons, sur le même sujet : CARRIER (Albert). Étude sur la localisation dans le cerveau de la faculté du langage articulé. Paris, Germer Baillière, 1867. In-8, 77 pages, broché. Thèse de doctorat du Dr Carrier ; édition parue simultanément à l'originale. L'auteur y fait expressément mention de la théorie de Broca, "qui a rallié beaucoup de partisans, car elle repose sur des faits exactement observés, en nombre bientôt assez considérable pour lui permettre de s'ériger en doctrine." Exemplaire non coupé.

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        Considerations on Representative Government.

      London: Parker, 1861. First edition of Mill's classic treatise on representative government. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Stuart Mill on the half-title page as was the custom with 19th century writers and earlier, "From the Author." From the library of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet (1838-1928), with his signature. Trevelyan was a British statesman and author. In a ministerial career stretching almost 30 years, he was most notably twice Secretary for Scotland under William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery. He broke with Gladstone over the 1886 Irish Home Rule Bill, but after modifications were made to the bill he re-joined the Liberal Party shortly afterwards. Also a writer and historian, Trevelyan published The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, his maternal uncle, in 1876. In very good condition with some toning to the cloth and overall light wear. In Considerations on Representative Government, Mill argues for representative government, the ideal form of government in his opinion. One of the more notable ideas Mill puts forth in the book is that the business of government representatives is not to make legislation. Instead Mill suggests that representative bodies such as parliaments and senates are best suited to be places of public debate on the various opinions held by the population and to act as watchdogs of the professionals who create and administer laws and policy. Mill writes, "Their part is to indicate wants, to be an organ for popular demands, and a place of adverse discussion for all opinions relating to public matters, both great and small; and, along with this, to check by criticism, and eventually by withdrawing their support, those high public officers who really conduct the public business, or who appoint those by whom it is conducted."

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        Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung. 5 Bde. und Atlas

      HLn. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Einbanddeckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen.Bd.1:XVI, 493 S. Bd.2:544 S. Bd.3:IV, 644 S. Bd.4:645 S. Bd.5:1297 S. Die letzten Seiten von Bd.1 unten mit schwachem Wasserrand (nicht störend). Titelblätter und die letzten 2-3 Seiten schwach braunfleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. Atlas zu A. von Humboldt's Kosmos: Volksausgabe in 42 colorirten Tafeln. Hrsg. von Traugott Bromme. Stuttgart, Verlag von Krais & Hoffmann, 1861. Mit 39 lithogr. u. kolor. Karten, 3 Stahlstichtafeln und 27 S. erläuterndem Text. Neuer HLnBd. Titelblatt mit kleiner Fehlstelle (hinterlegt). Erste Textseite mit 2 winzigen Einrrissen (geklebt). 2 Tafeln mit kleinem Einrissen (geklebt). Insgesamt sauberes Exemplar. Versicherter Versand.

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        Phaethornis Intermedius, Plate 30 (Middle-sized Hermit)

      London 1861 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Of all his works, many of Gould’s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive “Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds”. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould’s personal collection of hummingbird specimens. This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, Phaethornis Intermedius, Plate 30, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in mint condition. These hummingbirds, also known as Middle-sized Hermit's, are colored with richly patterned brown undersides, and lush green backs, with orange accents around their faces and white tail-tips. Precise lines define and detail each feather, giving these hummingbirds dimension. Their opposite positioning allows for the front and back of their bodies and coloring to be appreciated. They rest on thin stems, further emphasizing their size and delicacy.

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        Historia de la Villa y Corte de Madrid 4 tomos

      - Madrid, establecimiento tipográfico de D.J. Ferrá de Mena, 1861-1864. Encuadernado en media piel con nervios y dorados. El primer tomo tiene una falta en la parte superior del lomo. Los demás rozados por cantos y puntas. 1) XIX+454+4 páginas. 2) 472+4 páginas. 3) 498+4 páginas. 4) IX+456 páginas. Todos profusamente ilustrados con laminas. Sello de caucho en la última páigna. Algunas hojas tostadas y con puntos de óxido. 38x29 cm. Ref: 10511 [LS/015165-10511]

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        Central and South American Birds 1861-1896 Ibis and Zoological Society of London Colour Plates

      Zoological Society of London. Hardcover. Zoological Society of London; 1861-1883 and The Ibis; 1869-1896. Hardcovers. First editions. 2 volumes of bound up proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. First Volume: 1861-1870, most of the 29 papers are from 1867-1870, 264pp, a fold out map and 12 colour plates, numerous drawings/diagrams; Second volume: 1871-1883, 379pp, 22 colour plates, 1 map. Binding cracked and resewn in middle of book. Third Volume: The Ibis 1869-1896, 36 papers, 353pp., 18 colour plates. Except for break to one volume noted a very good set, some penciled bibliographic notes pertaining to contents to each front fly else the set is clean and tidy, plates are all nice without issues, colors are vibrant still, just some light foxing to pastedowns. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches] We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good. 1861.

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        ESSAY/ FELLOW CITIZENS. WE HAVE EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE CLOSE TO A CRISIS IN THE PRESENT STRUGGLE. SOUTHERN TROOPS ARE POURING INTO VIRGINIA BY THE THOUSAND. LINCOLN HAS INVADED CONFEDERATE SOIL - HAS ARMED MEN OCCUPYING THE RIGHTFULL HOMES OF VIRGINIA'S NOBLE SONS. TO OVERRUN PILLAGE AND SUBJUGATE VIRGINIA IS THE CRY OF THE NORTHERN VANDALS. SHALL I ALLUDE TO IT- THEY HAVE REPEATED THE BRITISH WATCHWORD AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. OURS OUGHT TO BE NO QUARTERS TO SUCH MEN PRESIDENT DAVIS IS AT RICHMOND. THE NORTHERN CONGRESS MEETS THE FOURTH OF JULY. WE HAVE BUT ONE SENTIMENT ONE FEELING AND THAT IS TO DEFEND OUR HOMES AND OUR COUNTRY TO THE LOSS OF THE LAST ONE OF OUR LIVES. MY FRIENDS WE ARE SOON TO HAVE THE MOST OBSTINATE

      1861?], [South Carolina: 1861 - Three leaves in manuscript, printed on rectos only. Each sheet of slightly different size: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2", 7" x 8 1/2", 7" x 11 3/4", attached at top left corner with staple. [The final page is actually 7" x 8 1/2" with a smaller piece neatly glued at the end to make it 11 3/4" in length.] In pencil, added at some later date, "Pacolet, SC 1861" at head of first page and "Jon Rice" at the very end. Scattered light spotting and toning. Very Good. Other than copying this fire-breathing 'Essay' word for word, we have been unable independently to attribute authorship, or to learn anything about Jon Rice, except that such a person in Pacolet, South Carolina, did exist at the relevant time; and that he wrote several articles which state that he studied medicine and dentistry. The Essay certainly expresses the defiant, angry state of affairs in South Carolina in early 1861.

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        [GOLD RUSH] Gold diggers' log hut

      Circa 1861.Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (72 x 72 mm each image) on original pale yellow card mount (85 x 172 mm), fine condition with rich tones and excellent detail, verso with contemporary inscription in ink: Gold Diggers Log Hut, no photographer's imprint. This very early Victorian goldfields photograph by John H. Jones was part of a series of 120 stereoviews titledJones's Photographs of Australian Sceneries,published in 1862. As well as capturing goldmining scenes in various locations on the central Victorian goldfields, in an arc between Ballarat, Creswick, Clunes, Maldon and Castlemaine, Jones' photographs documented the early stages of development of townships along the newly constructed railway line to the northwest of Melbourne, which by 1862 extended as far as Sandhurst (Bendigo). The series also included several views of Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, towns in northern Victoria (Echuca, Beechworth and Wangaratta) and on the far side of the Murray River in New South Wales (Deniliquin and Hay). Another example of this stereoview, on a mount imprinted Jones's Photographs of Australian Sceneries, is held in the collection of the Bendigo Art Gallery, and is reproduced in the exhibition catalogueHer Majesty's territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries (Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013, p.15)

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        Relics of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, recently brought home by Captn. McClintock R.N.

      Sent here by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. [Title from ms. label in image] [London : s.n., c.1861]. Stereographic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 74 x 65 mm (irregular), on pale yellow card mount; verso blank; the albumen prints are in fine condition and the mount is free from foxing. In 1861, with the blessing of Lady Jane Franklin, Lieutenant John Powles Cheyne produced a set of fourteen stereoview photographs of the Franklin Expedition relics which had been brought back from the Arctic by Sir Leopold McClintock. Only a small number of these sets were made, and they were sold in a presentation box accompanied by a booklet titledDescriptive catalogue of fourteen stereoscopic slides of the relics of Sir John Franklin's expedition : brought home in the "Fox" by Captain M'Clintock, in September, 1859 / photographed and published by Lieut. Cheyne, R.N., at the United Service, Whitehall, by permission of the Council of that institution (Ferguson, 9732). The stereoview we offer here is no. 8 in Cheyne's series. It was sourced with a group of early Tasmanian stereoviews by Clifford, Cawston, Beattie and other photographers. The connection of this stereoview with Tasmania is readily apparent (Sir John Franklin was Governor of Tasmania between 1837 and 1843).Another example is held in the W.L. Crowther Library, State Library of Tasmania. We are grateful to Ian Morrison, Senior Librarian, Heritage Collections, Tasmanian Archive & Heritage Office, for his assistance in identifying the Cheyne sequence number.

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        Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Müllersdorf-Urbair.

      Wien, Aus der kaiserkich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1861-1862. - X, 368 S., 37 S., 5 Beilagen, kolor. "Curskarte" in Rückentasche / VI, 454, 20 S., 7 Beilagen / VI, 436, IX Beilagen; jeder Band mit zahlr. Karten und Holzschnittillustrationen auf Tafeln und im Text Erste Ausgabe. - Sabin 77619. Brasilien-bibl. I, 503. Borba de Moraes II, 619. - Die vorliegenden drei Bände sind der beschreibende Teil der Reise. Die Forschungsergebnisse wurden in insgesamt 21 Bänden bis 1875 veröffentlicht. - Das Werk ist vollständig, Gelenke außen berieben. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Gr.-8°, gepr. Leinen mit goldgepr. RTitel und Deckelvignette [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Justice Docket, Cattaraugus County, NY, 1861-1862

      1861. Civil-War Era Justice's Docket from Upstate New York [Manuscript]. Scudder, S., Justice. Justice Docket [Spine Title]. Cattaraugus County, NY, 1861-1862. [xxiv], 396 pp. 61 pp. Folio (14" x 9"). Reversed calf, black-stamped fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to board edges and corners, spine abraded, chipping to spine ends, joints starting. 61 pp. of manuscript entries plus, 24 pp. thumb-tabbed alphabetical index of names, all in a neat hand, light toning to text. $1,250. * Cattaraugus County is located in north-western New York, directly south of Buffalo with one side bordering Pennsylvania. The county was created in 1808 and later organized in 1817. Little Valley is the county seat and possibly the place where the Justice's Court was located. As indicated by the number of prominent people recorded in out 1861-1862 docket, this court was a principal venue for settling legal disputes. Some of the more distinguished parties are Albert G. Dow [1808-1908], a noted merchant, president of the First National Bank of Salamanca and state senator, Benjamin F. Franklin [1791-1868], a notable abolitionist, county judge, Cuba Bank president and co-founder of Randolph Academy (later known as the Chamberlain Institute) and attorney Benjamin Mosher [1802-1868], a leading practitioner of the Justice's Court. Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. 341.

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        Alpine Byways or Light Leaves Gathered in 1859 and 1860 by a Lady

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London 1861 - Blind stamped cloth. Contains frontispiece, 7 illustrations and 4 maps. All are present but one illustration is torn. Some tissue guards are absent. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. x + 232pp. Hinges cracked. Main text block remains firmly bound. Rear joint split with spine coming away from back cover. Front joint beginning to split. 4.5cm loss at base of spine, slight loss at head. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Malta Garrison Library book-plate to front pastedown. Mudie's Library book-plate to front board. Edges browned. Covers marked. Corners bumped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mountaineering; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 20810. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Justice Docket, Cattaraugus County, NY, 1861-1862.

      1861. Civil-War Era Justice's Docket from Upstate New York [Manuscript]. Scudder, S., Justice. Justice Docket [Spine Title]. Cattaraugus County, NY, 1861-1862. [xxiv], 396 pp. 61 pp. Folio (14" x 9"). Reversed calf, black-stamped fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to board edges and corners, spine abraded, chipping to spine ends, joints starting. 61 pp. of manuscript entries plus, 24 pp. thumb-tabbed alphabetical index of names, all in a neat hand, light toning to text. $1,250. * Cattaraugus County is located in north-western New York, directly south of Buffalo with one side bordering Pennsylvania. The county was created in 1808 and later organized in 1817. Little Valley is the county seat and possibly the place where the Justice's Court was located. As indicated by the number of prominent people recorded in out 1861-1862 docket, this court was a principal venue for settling legal disputes. Some of the more distinguished parties are Albert G. Dow [1808-1908], a noted merchant, president of the First National Bank of Salamanca and state senator, Benjamin F. Franklin [1791-1868], a notable abolitionist, county judge, Cuba Bank president and co-founder of Randolph Academy (later known as the Chamberlain Institute) and attorney Benjamin Mosher [1802-1868], a leading practitioner of the Justice's Court. Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. 341.

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        L'Architecture Pittoresque en Suisse ou choix de Constructions Rustiques prises dans toutes les parties de la Suisse

      A. Morel et Cie, Paris 1861 - Primera Edición. Encuadernado en tela, formato folio mayor, pequeña restauración en portada, IV-48 láminas diseñadas y grabadas por A. y E. Varin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Justice Docket, Cattaraugus County, NY, 1861-1862

      1861 - Civil-War Era Justice's Docket from Upstate New York [Manuscript]. Scudder, S., Justice. Justice Docket [Spine Title]. Cattaraugus County, NY, 1861-1862. [xxiv], 396 pp. 61 pp. Folio (14" x 9"). Reversed calf, black-stamped fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to board edges and corners, spine abraded, chipping to spine ends, joints starting. 61 pp. of manuscript entries plus, 24 pp. thumb-tabbed alphabetical index of names, all in a neat hand, light toning to text. $1,250. * Cattaraugus County is located in north-western New York, directly south of Buffalo with one side bordering Pennsylvania. The county was created in 1808 and later organized in 1817. Little Valley is the county seat and possibly the place where the Justice's Court was located. As indicated by the number of prominent people recorded in out 1861-1862 docket, this court was a principal venue for settling legal disputes. Some of the more distinguished parties are Albert G. Dow [1808-1908], a noted merchant, president of the First National Bank of Salamanca and state senator, Benjamin F. Franklin [1791-1868], a notable abolitionist, county judge, Cuba Bank president and co-founder of Randolph Academy (later known as the Chamberlain Institute) and attorney Benjamin Mosher [1802-1868], a leading practitioner of the Justice's Court. Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. 341. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der dynamische Kreis. 1. bis 3. Lieferung [von 4]. Die natürliche Reihenfolge der Elemente und zusammengesetzten Körper als Resultat der Beobachtung ihrer dynamischen Wirksamkeit. Erste u. einzige Ausg.

      Dresden, Woldemar Türk, 1861. - VIII, 56, 22 S., 1 Bl., 30 Taf. / 2 Bll., S. 59-134, 1 Bl., 32 Taf. / V, [2] S., S. 139-246, 21 Taf. (davon 1 handkoloriert), mit Textfig., 4°, Priv. Halbleinen (alles zus. in einem Bd.) Nicht bei Klinckowstroem; Ackermann II/785: "Vergriffen und gesucht". - Nach der vierten Lieferung (1862) erschienen bis 1868 noch drei Supplements, die sehr selten sind. - Sich auf Frh. von Reichenbach beziehend, versucht Bähr eine "mentale" Systematisierung von anorganischen u. organischen Stoffen, die für die Radiästhesie grundlegend war (vgl. A. Frank Glahn's "Pendel-Bücherei"). - Johann Karl Ulrich Bähr (1801-1869), Maler u. Prof. der Dresdener Kunstakadamie wandte sich in späteren Lebensjahren den Natur- u. Grenzwissenschaften zu. Neben dem vorliegenden Werk veröffentlichte er u.a. "Mittheilungen aus dem magnetischen Schlafleben der Somnambüle Auguste K. in Dresden" (1843), "Der animalische Magnetismus und die experimentelle Naturwissenschaft" (1853) u. "Vorträge über Newtons und Göthes Farbenlehre". Zur Biografie siehe: Thieme-Becker, Allg. Lexikon der bildenden Kuenstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, II,339; und ADB Bd.1, S.769 (1875). - Leicht berieben u. am Deckel mit kl. Beschabungen; Vorsatz u. Titel mit Besitzerstempel; einige Seiten stärker gebräunt u. braunfleckig (besonders in den Randbereichen, dies zeigte auch ein bereits vorliegendes Vergleichsexpl.), sonst gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life [Unrecorded Variant Title Page]

      London: John Murray [through 1861], 1859. Early Reprint. Third Edition (seventh thousand) of the "most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Grolier 100 Science) and "certainly the most important biological book ever written." (Freeman) 8vo: xix,[1],538pp (including unrecorded variant title page), with single leaf of advertisements and folding lithographed diagram by William West, charting Darwin's views of possible sequences of evolution. Original green sand-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers with decorative panels blocked in blind, brown clay-coated end papers, edges untrimmed. Variant "b" binding (without full point after "MURRAY" on the spine). An excellent example of this rare issue, recased in the original cloth binding (not rebacked), with spine ends skillfully restored and crease to spine carefully repaired, now barely visible. Minor wear to cloth, corners bumped, original endpapers rehinged with matching vintage paper. Manuscript ex-libris on title page of "John Hitchman M.D." (1815-1893), English physician and superintendent of Mickleover Asylum (later Pastures Hospital) near Derby, where this copy was purchased (bookseller's ticket on front paste-down of J. A. Rowbottom). On page [x] a previous owner (perhaps Hitchman) has written notes on Darwin's death and estate, erroneously naming the author "Charles Erasmus Darwin" (Darwin's middle name was Robert). Minor foxing spots and occasional marks, very slight age toning, no ink marks or notes in text pages but the stray pencil mark and margin note. Regarding the title page, all recorded copies have the year printed beginning with a distorted number "1," while our copy has the number fully intact, raising the possibly that the title page was reset to correct this minor problem. It also suggests there may exist other alterations in the text that close comparison could reveal. Regardless, this issue is rare. Freeman 381. For comments on the Origin's inestimable significance, see: PMM 344b. Dibner 199. Garrison–Morton 220. Horblit 23b. Norman 593. Grolier 100 Science 23b. Grolier 100 Medicine 70b. The third edition appeared in April,1861, in a run of just 2,000 copies (the second edition print run was 5,000), only 17 months after Darwin had received his advance copy of the first edition. The binding nearly matches that of the two previous editions, differing only in minor details. But the text was extensively altered, so much so that a table of differences between it and the second edition (a table that was updated for each subsequent edition) was added. Darwin also added the full historical sketch, written to satisfy complaints that he had not sufficiently credited his predecessors in presenting the general theory of evolution. (The sketch had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition and in the fourth American printing (both 1860), in which it is called a preface. There also appears for the first time a postscript, on page xii. "Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the natural order of things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had been finally established and a vast step forward in the uniformity of nature had been taken." (PMM). N.B.: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Java; or, How to Manage a Colony. In two Volumes

      Hurst & Blackett 1861 - - Beschreibung Javas zur Zeit der niederländischen Kolonialherrschaft - Gewicht in Gramm: 952 Erste Auflage, Hurst & Blackett, London, 1861. XVI, 331 S. / VIII, 311 S. mit 2 mehrfach gefalteten Tabellen, original Leinen mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel ( fleckig / Name auf Vorsatz) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Petrus Borchardus Borcherds, Esq.,late Civil Commissioner of Cape Division and Resident Magistrate for Cape Town and District Thereof, and Cape District

      A.S. Robertson 1861 - the book is inscribed on the front end page thus : ' by the Author to his respected friend Carl Watermeyer? Esq? Wynberg December 6th 1864. there are no other inscriptions and the binding is good. there are stain marks on the early pages and other age related markings. 500 pages. complete with frontispiece and review pasted under the rear board. the original boards are worn and tears in the cloth have been repaired. there is foxing affecting the early and later pages. a rare book and more so with the author's inscription. Borcherds died in 1871. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Hand Book of Artillery

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1861. Later printing. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. 168 pages. Text recased in modern brown cloth binding with red leather title label on spine. New front and rear end papers. Text includes a few diagrams and tables. No records found in an OCLC search for the Richmond 1861 edition. The Charleston 1861 and Richmond 1862 editions are listed. Book was also published in New York 1860 and 1861 by D. Van Nostrand. Roberts was an officer in the Union and was stationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Parrish & Willingham 5024; Sabin 71901.

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        RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA

      Richmond, 1861. 29pp. Half morocco and marbled boards. Lower forecorner of title-leaf and first two text leaves gnawed, text unaffected. Old stamp on titlepage. Tanned. Overall a fair copy. Rules governing conduct, organization, and supplying of the army of Virginia. "Possibly printed before the secession of Virginia" - Parrish & Willingham. Fourteen copies located by Parrish & Willingham. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4375.

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        Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas.

      Johnson and Browning.Richmond Virginia. 1861 - Folio (15 x 18.5ins, 385 x 475mm) publisher's dark green half-morocco, rubbed, head of spine worn. Complete with 92 steel-engraved maps and plates on 57 sheets (some double). The body of the map hand-coloured, darker at edges, many inset vignette views and highly decorative engraved borders. Very faint waterstain to extremities of blank margins to a couple of maps only, otherwise internally a good copy. Maps usually captioned "Johnson and Browning".

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        The Hand Book of Artillery

      Richmond: J. W. Randolph, 1861. Later printing. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. 168 pages. Text recased in modern brown cloth binding with red leather title label on spine. New front and rear end papers. Text includes a few diagrams and tables. No records found in an OCLC search for the Richmond 1861 edition. The Charleston 1861 and Richmond 1862 editions are listed. Book was also published in New York 1860 and 1861 by D. Van Nostrand. Roberts was an officer in the Union and was stationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Parrish & Willingham 5024; Sabin 71901.

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        Il Parlamento Italiano 1861-1992. vv. 1/22 + Atlante istituzionale dell'italia 1948-1990

      copertina rigida Nuova Cei, 1988-1993. 22 vv. (12 v. in 2 tomi) + Atlante istituzionale dell'italia. Mancano vv. 23 e 24. 22 volumi in 4o grande, pagg. 450 circa a volume, con numerose illustrazioni a colori e in bianco e nero. Leg. in similpelle editoriale, sovr. illustrata a colori.

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        Alpine Byways or Light Leaves Gathered in 1859 and 1860 by a Lady

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Blind stamped cloth. Contains frontispiece, 7 illustrations and 4 maps. All are present but one illustration is torn. Some tissue guards are absent. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. x + 232pp. Hinges cracked. Main text block remains firmly bound. Rear joint split with spine coming away from back cover. Front joint beginning to split. 4.5cm loss at base of spine, slight loss at head. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Malta Garrison Library book-plate to front pastedown. Mudie's Library book-plate to front board. Edges browned. Covers marked. Corners bumped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mountaineering; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 20810. .

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        Stieler\'s Hand-Atlas [31 Karten] über alle Theile der Erde, nach dem neusten Zustande, und über das Weltgebäude (Schul-Ausgabe, Auswahl von 31 Karten).

      Gotha: Justus Peters, 1861. Schulausgabe 31 Karten: 1. Plaenten-Systeme (mit Erläuterungen) 34,5x32,5cm [Entw. v. Ad. Stieler + Berghaus], 2. Westliche Halbkugel Ø: 28cm [Entw. v. F. v. Stülpnagel, Gest.v. W. Alt], 3. Östliche Halbkugel Ø:28cm [Entw. v. F.v. Stülpnagel], 4. Die bekannten Höhen über der Meeresfläche (mit Erläuterungen) 36x29cm [Entw. v. Berghaus], 5. Europa 31x42cm [Gez. Stülpnagel], 6. Spanien und Portugal 37x31cm [Gez. v. Stülpnagel, Gest. v. C. Poppey], 7. Frankreich und die Schweiz 36x34cm [Bearb. Berghaus, Gest. v. W. Alt + W. Weiler], 8. Großbritannien und Ireland 40x34cm [Gez. v. Stülpnagel + A. Petermann], 9. Dänemark mit Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg 36x30,5cm [Entw. u. Gez. A. Stieler], 10. Schweden und Norwegen40,5x32cm [Entw. u. Gez. Stülpnagel], 11. Deutschland, Niederlande, Belgien und die Schweiz 37x32,5cm [Entw. u. Gez. Stülpnagel], 12. Deutschland und anliegende Länder, zur Übersicht der Eisenbahnen und Hauptstrassen 36x32cm [Gez. v. Berghaus, Gest. v. Mädel], 13. Nord-Westliches Deutschland, Kgr. der Niederlande und Kgr. Belgien 37x30,5cm [Gest. v. W. Alt], 14. Nord-Östliches Deutschland 37x31cm [Gest. v. W. Alt], 15. Ost-und West-Preussen und Posen, mit Übersicht des ganzen Preussischen Staates 36,5x31cm [Gest. v. W. Alt], 16. Mittel-Östliches Deutschland, oder Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien 36x30,5cm [Gest.v. W. Alt + Jungmann], 17. Süd-Westliches Deutschland und die Schweiz 34,5x29,5cm [Gest.v. F.G. Käter], 18. Süd-Östliches Deutschland 40,5x29cm [Gest.v. W. Alt + C. Jungmann], 19. Niederlande und Belgien 41x31cm [Berb. c. Berghaus], 20. Die Schweiz 41,5x31cm [Gest.v. C. Metzeroth, Schrift.v. Baumgarten], 21. Italien 38,5x32cm [Gest.v. W. Alt], 22. Ungarn, Galizien, Siebenbürgen, Dalmatien, - Moldau und Walachei 35,5x29cm [Gest.v. W. Alt.], 23. Ost-Seeländer und inneres Russland bis Moska - (Preußen, Polen u. westl. Russland) 38,5x32cm [Entw. v. u. Gest. v. Stülpnagel], 24. Europäisches Russland 38x32cm [], 25. Europäische Türkei [Entw. v. u. Gest. v. Stülpnagel], 26. Griechenland 40x32,5cm [Gest.v. W.Alt], 27. Asien 36x30cm [Gest.v. Justus Pethers], 28. Africa 36x29cm [Gez.v. Stülpnagel], 29. Nord-America 39x31cm [Gest.v. W. Behrens], 30. Süd-America 37x30cm [Gest.v. C. Stier], 31. Australien und Polynesien 38x30cm [Gest.v. C. Poppy]. Gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, Goldprägung. Einband angeschmutzt /angestoßen / angerissen / berieben, Buchrücken von Buchblock gelöst / angerissen, Seiten altersbedingt gebräunt/ z.T. etw. stockfleckig / ersten ca. 10 Seiten teilw. von Buchblock gelöst, (Kupferstiche eher nur leicht stockfleckig) Karten leicht unten am Falz angerissen / leicht stockfleckig . Karten dennoch gut lesbar. Karte Nr. 7 mit 1x1cm runden schwarzen Fleck, Karte Nr.18 mit Ø:1,3cm runden schwarzen Fleck, ans. ordentlich erh. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE CLASS OF 1861, HARVARD COLLEGE

      [Harvard], Riverside Cambridge, Mass 1861 - Gilt stamped morocco, all edges gilt. Thick, heavy folio (front hinge repaired; small nick to head of spine), with the name of 1861 graduate "E. Chauncey" in gilt on the front cover. Over 170 photographs, comprising 110 vignetted portraits of faculty and students. Nearly all of the portraits are signed by their subjects, including Charles W. Eliot, A.P. Peabody, Louis Agassiz, Benjamin Peirce, Wendell Phillips Garrison, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Asa Gray and many other well known names. Also included are 46 mounted later portraits of some of the students, from ca. 1880s-90s, on facing pages (presumably added later by the album owner), 25 scenic views of the campus, plus photos of two African American staff (including Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett, director of the Harvard Gymnasium from 1859-71), and a partly colored one of the row team working out on the Charles River. The original portraits are oval salt prints, 6 x 5 in.; the views are oval and round cornered albumen prints, 6 x 8 in. The process of creating memento albums of college life at Harvard began in 1852, utilizing the new techniques of photography, according to Harvard's University Archives. The earliest images were daguerrotypes, but between 1853-1864, the photographers commissioned by the school utilized salted paper prints, "the first negative-to-positive technique. Year by year, photographers perfected the science and artistry of this pioneering process, producing beautifully composed images with remarkable detail and tonal rendition." Members of the graduating classes assembled the images into custom-made albums, often with elaborate bindings and gilt edges, as is evident in this copy. Many of these students enlisted in the Civil War which had just begun. The "Harvard College Class of 1861: Sixth Report, 1892-1902," states that 57 joined the Northern and 5 the Confederate service.This album belonged to Elihu Chauncey (1840-1916) of Philadelphia. Chauncey worked in the office of Richard Jones, a shipper of coal in Philadelphia following graduation. By 1864 he was elected secretary and treasurer of the Pottsville Mining and Manufacturing Company. Chauncey was also very active in many religious and philanthropical organizations throughout his life. [see his short biography in "Proceedings of the New England Historical Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting," 1915, p. liii.]OCLC lists copies at Harvard [each "a unique compilation of photographic prints"]. AAS has proof pages of 87 of the photos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons 1861 - 364pp. + 16 ads, 4 page Carlyle ads dated January, 1861. First edition. Publisher's original cinnamon wavy-grain cloth (Carter B binding, no priority established, with less elaborate gilt stamping to spine.) About Very Good with light soiling, dimpling to spine cloth and wear to at corners and spine ends. Previous owner book plate to front paste down, front inner hinge a little tender, pages moderately foxed and thumbed "Light written in pencil on the back fly is: "Mama read it aloud to me & [?] Margaret at Bath Easter 1861". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archive of documents, including Lincoln and Grant appointments, and medical diplomas of young Assistant Surgeon Charles B. White, Army of the Potomac, who treated wounded Union soldiers at battles including Antietam and Fredericksburg, and who, at least once after being captured at Malvern Hill, pretending to be a Confederate surgeon, treated wounded Confederate soldiers

      Various, 1861+. Various. "(1) Abraham Lincoln. Partly printed Document Signed "Abraham Lincoln" as President and "Simon Cameron" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.75" x 19.5". Washington, D.C., September 9, 1861. Completed in manuscript. Attractive military vignettes at top and bottom. Horizontal fold nicks top of "An" and "L" of signature. Appointment of Charles B. White as Assistant Surgeon to rank from May 28, 1861. Fine condition.(2) Andrew Johnson. Partly printed Document Signed with stamped signatures "Andrew Johnson" as President and "Edwin M. Stanton" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5" x 19.5". Washington, D.C., August 10, 1866. Completed in manuscript. Attractive military vignettes at top and bottom. Appointment of Charles B. White as Major by Brevet to rank from March 13, 1865 "for faithful and meritorious services during the war ..." Fine condition.(3) Andrew Johnson. Partly printed Document Signed with stamped signatures "Andrew Johnson" as President and "Edwin M. Stanton" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5" x 19.5". Washington, D.C., August 10, 1866. Completed in manuscript. Attractive military vignettes at top and bottom. Appointment of Charles B. White as Captain by Brevet to rank from March 13, 1865 "for faithful and meritorious services during the war..." Fine condition.(4) Ulysses S. Grant. Partly printed Document Signed "U.S. Grant" as President and "Wm. W. Belknap" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5" x 19.5". Washington, D.C., February 10, 1876. Completed in manuscript. Attractive military vignettes at top and bottom. Appointment of Charles B. White as "Surgeon with the rank of Major" rank from October 1, 1875. Fine condition.(5) Group of four medical diplomas: Charles B. White's 1859 medical degree from the University Medical College of New York (now NYU School of Medicine), signed by 11 including pioneer surgeon Valentine Mott, two issued to Dr. C.B. White's father Dr. Ambrose L. White, and one to his son, Dr. Davenport White.Dr. Charles Belden White (1837-1881), physician at New York's Bellevue Hospital, was appointed Assistant Surgeon by President Lincoln in September 1861 and was sent to Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was at the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chantilly, South Mountain, treating the wounded. He was Staff Surgeon at Headquarters, 13th Corps Army of the Tennessee (1863), marched through Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and served as Medical Director, U.S. Forces, Texas (1864) and was in charge of a hospital-steamer to June 1864. Dr. White served as Acting Post Surgeon, Jackson Barracks, New Orleans, and Medical Purveyor in New Orleans until 1868. He was Post Surgeon at Fort Schuyler, N.Y. to June 1870, at Camp Independence, California, to May 1876, and Columbia Barracks, Ohio, to July 1879. He was on medical leave when he died in 1881 at the age of 43.In April 1862, Dr. White was assigned to field duty with the 5th Brigade Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac. All U.S. military records report that after the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, on July 1, 1862, Dr. White remained with the wounded after the Army of the Potomac retreated. One indicates he volunteered which is more likely than being ordered because his was a civilian appointment. Despite his victory at Malvern Hill over forces led by Gen. Robert E. Lee, Major General George B. McClellan withdrew to the James River, where his army was protected by gunboats, ending the Peninsula Campaign. The biography of Dr. White in the "Report of the Secretary of War" (1882) reporting his death, notes that "After the battle of Malvern Hill he remained with the wounded left in the hands of the enemy. Army records do not record what happened next except to say that he returned to the Army of the Potomac.Dr. John Swinburne (1820-1889), later Mayor of Albany and a U.S. Congressman, had been appointed Chief Medical Officer of the N.Y. National Guard and accompanied the Army of the Potomac. Following the Battle of Savage's Station, Virginia, on June 29, 1862, pursued by Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder, the Army of the Potomac retreated to the James River. Dr. Swinburne remained to care for the thousands of wounded prisoners, both Union and Confederate. Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, arriving at Savage's Station too late to attack the Union forces, respecting Dr. Swinburne's principles, gave him a pass, with an accompanying personal note, permitting visits to Union prisoners.The actions of 24-year-old Dr. Charles B. White after he was "captured" by Confederate soldiers are revealed in an 1863 "Report on the Peninsula Campaign" by Dr. John Swinburne and an 1889 book "A Typical American; or Incidents in the Life of Dr. John Swinburne of Albany.""On the morning of July 12 [1862], while passing Gen. McGruder's headquarters, [Swinburne] was handed a letter directed to the general from Assistant Surgeon C.S.A., C.B. White:""Malvern Hill, July 3, 1862. There are several cases which are needing capital operations, and which are of the latest date. Shall they remain there to be operated on? If so, further aid will be needed to continue the preparations or the removal of the others, as our time will be fully occupied. Can we possibly have further aid? If Dr. Swinburne can come (I hear he is in the vicinity) I would like it, or some other Federal surgeon. I judge by this time some of them at Savage's Station must be at leisure. Respectfully submitted, C. B. WHITE, Asst. Surg., C. S. A. To Maj. Gen. McGruder, C.S.A.""The doctor responded, and going to Malvern Hill, with Drs. White, Chamberlain, and Jewett, performed all the operations."What is not mentioned by Dr. Swinburne is that Dr. White was actually a Union surgeon; he must have recognized Assistant Surgeon C.B. White, a fellow New Yorker, having served with him in the Army of the Potomac and undoubtedly, under an unknown pretext, returned with him to the Army of the Potomac."

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        Former President John Tyler Makes a Last Attempt for Peace in 1861 – Two Months Before He Voted for Virginia Secession

      1861 - Autograph Letter Signed, to James G. Berret, written from Brown's Indian Queen Hotel (at the corner of 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where twenty years earlier, he had taken the oath of office after the death of President William Henry Harrison), February 3, 1861. 1 p., 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. In January 1861, former president John Tyler issued a call for a "Peace Conference" to resolve sectional division and avert Civil War. Here, he writes to Washington D.C. Mayor James G. Berret to thank the City Council and the Willard brothers for providing the concert hall at the Willard Hotel for the meeting. The meeting convened on February 4, 1861 with 131 representatives from fourteen free and seven slave states attended, none from the deep south. Tyler made opening remarks to the audience that included six former cabinet members, nineteen ex-governors, fourteen former senators, fifty former representatives, and twelve state Supreme Court justices. But seven southern states had already seceded, and representatives were already meeting in Montgomery to form a new Confederacy. Complete Transcript Brown's Hotel Feb. 3, 1861My Dear Sir; Your letter of the 30 January informing me that the City Council through the liberal kindness of the Messrs Willards in view of the proposed meeting of Commissioners from the several States on the 4th Inst had placed at the disposition of the Commissioners "Willards Concert Hall" reached me on Friday afternoon at my residence in Virginia, and I take the earliest moment of acknowledging its receipt and to express the belief that it will be accepted by the Commissioners with becoming thankfulness. I will submit to them your letter at their earliest meeting. I shall take leave to notify a meeting at the Hall through the medium of the morning papers, at 12 O'Clock to morrow With high respect / I am Dr Sir / Resply & Truly yrs John TylerHis honor / The Mayor / of WashingtonHistorical BackgroundA committee with one representative from each state was formed to draft proposals for peace. Their plan to deal with slavery in the territories was to simply extend the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific Ocean. This failed to satisfy many on both sides, including President-elect Abraham Lincoln. Tyler voted against the seven resolutions adopted by the conference he had called. The resolutions were sent to Congress, where they were rejected by the Senate 28 to 7 and never came to a vote in the House of Representatives.Meanwhile, on the day the Peace Conference opened, Tyler was also elected to the Virginia Secession Convention, which convened in Richmond on February 13, while the Peace Conference was still underway. Tyler voted for secession on April 4, though the convention rejected it. On April 17, after the attack on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's call for troops, the motion was voted on again, and passed.John Tyler (1790-1862) was born in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1807. He was admitted to the bar at the age of 19, while his father was governor of Virginia. The younger Tyler started a law practice in Richmond. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1816 to 1821, as Virginia governor from 1825 to 1827, and as U.S. Senator from 1827 to 1836. In 1841, he became the tenth President of the United States and the first president to be elevated to office from the vice presidency, as William Henry Harrison died after only a month in office. Tyler's ascension led to the Constitutional question of whether he was actually president or still the vice president merely performing presidential duties. From his perspective, he had properly assumed the office, and he delivered an inaugural address. Dubbed "His Accidency" by critics, Tyler refused to fall under Henry Clay's influence and instead charted his own course as president, leading to vetoes, Cabinet resignations and an impeachment attempt.President Tyler sought to strengthen the Union through. (See website for full description)

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        [KANGAROO; WOMBAT] Guide du promeneur au Jardin Zoologique d'Acclimatation

      : contenant: une série de notices explicatives sur tous les animaux et les végétaux qui y existent, avec l'indication de leur patrie, de leurs moeurs et de leurs usages .... Paris : Imprimerie de Soye et Bouchet, 1861. "Se vend au Jardin zoologique d'acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne. October 1861". Octavo, original printed blue wrappers (corners curling, spine sunned and chipped at head), 148 pp, includes alphabetical index, folding colour map at rear, internally fresh and clean, a very good copy. A scarce mid-nineteenth century guide to the zoological gardens in Paris' Bois de Boulogne. Arranged according to their scientific classes, the animals all receive reasonably detailed descriptions, including notes on their physical characteristics, habitat and origin. The section on marsupials (pp 55-58) includes descriptions of four kangaroos: Macropus Labiatus;Macropus Robustus; Macropus Bennetti, andMacropus Derbianus, as well as two wombats (Phascolomys Latifrons), presented to the zoo by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller.

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        Great Expectations.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1861 - 3 volumes, octavo (190 × 118 mm). Near-contemporary brown hard-grained half morocco (vol. I rebacked with original spine laid down), titles to spines gilt, raised gilt bands to spines, gilt rules to boards, top edges gilt, others marbled, marbled endpapers. Ownership inscription and annotation to verso of front free endpaper of vol. I. Spines slightly rubbed, boards a little scuffed, vol. I a little tight at joints, front hinge of vol. III cracked but holding, occasional light foxing to contents. Withal a very good, clean, and well-margined set. First editions, mixed issue (second impression of volume I; fourth impression of volume II; third impression of volume III), with early stereotype title pages, printed on different paper stock, and with the height and width of text slightly reduced from that of the first issue title pages. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, in which Margaret Cardwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions of the first edition: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions. Smith I.14. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96

      First edition, preceding the first Norwegian edition of the same year. The official account of the Fram expedition, "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM) led by the father of modern arctic exploration. Born in Christiana (Oslo) in 1861, Fridtjof Nansen trained as a scientist. He earned a PhD in zoology, made important contributions to neurological anatomy, and worked as a natural history curator in Bergen and Oslo. He was also a champion cross-country skier, and combined his scientific interests with a thirst for adventure by becoming the first person to cross the unexplored interior of Greenland, using a novel method - skis. Next he planned an even more ambitious trip to the Arctic, again applying radical new ideas to the challenge. He began with the scientific hypothesis that an ocean current carried polar ice from east to west, and decided that the best way to reach the pole was to intentionally trap his ship in the pack ice near Siberia, live in it for a year or two as it made its way toward the pole, and then set off with skis and dogs for the final leg. Instead of trying to bend the Arctic to his will, he would "take note of the forces of nature and try to work with them and not against them" (Huntford, Nansen, p. 180). Nansen's plans were technologically ingenious. The strength of polar ice could crumple a normal ship, so he devised a revolutionary new type, one with "sloping sides and rounded bilges, completely smooth, rather like an egg cut in half. In this way the ice could not get a grip, and instead of being crushed by the floes she would rise safely under pressure" (Huntford p. 183). He tinkered obsessively with his sledges and skis to adapt them for arctic conditions; designed lighter, more flexible clothing; and was the first polar explorer to adopt the Primus stove. He arranged a wide variety of fresh and preserved food to provide nutritional balance for the crew, and had many items laboratory tested before ordering them. Scurvy had stalked every previous polar voyage, and while Nansen's theory about its cause was incorrect, the varied diet meant that this was the first polar expedition in which no one was affected. In fact, it was the first such expedition in which every crewman made it back safely - many, including Nansen, having gained weight rather than lost it despite spending nearly three years in the arctic. The Voyage was also one of significant scientific discovery, with the Fram "serving as an oceanographic-meteorological-biological laboratory" that obtained enough data to fill six volumes of scientific observations published on the ship's return (Nobel Peace Prize biography). Though Nansen did not reach the north pole, he achieved what was then the farthest north (86°13.6′N), around 314 km beyond the previous record. He "returned to international acclaim not only for the voyage itself but for its results, proof of a deep Arctic Ocean, free of any land masses or islands, and extensive data on magnetism, zoology, and oceanography. His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy" (Books on Ice). Printing and the Mind of Man 384; Books on Ice 5.2 ...and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram. About One Hundred and Twenty Full Page and Numerous Text Illustrations, Sixteen Coloured Plates in Facsimile from Dr. Nansen's Own Sketches... Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial designs to spines and upper boards gilt, edges untrimmed. Title pages printed in red and black. Etched portrait frontispiece to volume I, photogravure frontispiece to volume II, 16 colour plates, 175 photogravure plates, 92 illustrations within the text, 4 colour folding maps. Contemporary gift inscriptions partially removed from the pastedowns. Bindings rubbed at the extremities with some small bumps at the edges, a few spots to the cloth on the lower board of volume I, joints cracking, light spotting to the edges of the text blocks and occasionally the contents, this affecting volume II more than volume I. Second half of volume II partially unopened. A very good set.

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        Two studio portrait photographs, Hong Kong, 1863-65

      Two albumen print photographs, each carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso of the group portrait of four Westerners imprinted 'Tou-Shing, Photographer. Wellington Street, Behind the Club House, Hongkong'; the verso of the Japanese geisha portrait is blank; the albumen prints are in very good condition; the mounts have clipped corners and some pale foxing; [TOGETHER WITH] a third carte de visite portrait with the same provenance, being another group portrait of five Westerners, with no studio imprint; it is of the same age and has the same dark tonal range as the Tou-Shing group portrait, but the studio carpet has a highly distinctive leaf pattern, as opposed to the Tou-Shing studio's zig-zag design carpet. Tou-Shing was probably the successor to the American photographer Milton Miller. Miller operated a studio in the same location (at the back of the Hong Kong Club) between 1861 and 1863. The two Tou-Shing studio portraits we offer here are very rare examples of early photography in Hong Kong: there were only five known commercial photographersactive in Hong Kong in the early 1860s. The third carte de visite requires more research, but it does appear related to the Tou-Shing photographs. Provenance: From an Australian presentation album inscribed in gilt lettering 'Presented to Frederick Mackay, Esq. by the employees of Messrs. Beath, Schiess & Co. on the occasion of his departure from amongst them, Decr. 24th 1875.' Beath, Schiess & Co. was a major Melbourne clothing manufacturer with several factories around the city and headquarters in Flinders Lane East. In the Tou-Shing carte de visite portrait of four Westerners, Frederick Mackay of Melbourne is standing at back left (he is identified in other portraits in the album). It seems reasonable to assume that Mackay visited Hong Kong in the early 1860s as part of a trade delegation from Beath, Schiess & Co. to explore opportunities for the importation of Chinese clothing fabrics into Australia.

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        Roméo et Juliette" - Autograph Musical Quotation with CDV Photograph

      - Scarce AMQS from the important French romantic composer and shaper of the modern orchestra, mounted together with a cdv portrait photograph (without photographer's imprint). Berlioz has penned six measures from the "Love Scene" of his Roméo et Juliette, indicated as "Adagio," and boldly signed below the the music. Dated (perhaps in another hand) at the lower left: Paris, 1861. Toned, else fine. AMQS measuring approx. 18 x 5 cm, the full presentation measuring 29.5 x 21 cm. In Roméo et Juliette (1839), Berlioz revisits his passion for Shakespeare, and, by extension, for the woman whose renditions of Juliet and Ophelia had completely captivated him more than a decade earlier, Harriet Smithson. By the time he composed Roméo, Berlioz' love for her had become harsh reality: He was married to Harriet, but the match had proven unsuccessful and the two were effectively separated.  But Berlioz had seen Romeo and Juliet at the Odéon during the 1827 Shakespeare season, and had found himself overwhelmed, writing that "more experiences of that kind would have killed me." Berlioz conducted the first three performances of Roméo et Juliette in Paris in November and December 1839. After hearing a performance of the work in Vienna in January 1846, he revised it thoroughly and conducted the premiere of this final version in Prague on April 17, 1846. In his Memoirs, Berlioz wrote that the "Love Scene" was his favorite among his works, and described the fevered period during which he had composed Roméo et Juliette: "Oh the ardent existence I lived during that time! I struck out boldly across that great ocean of poetry, caressed by the wild, sweet breeze of fancy, under that fiery sun of love that Shakespeare kindled. I felt within me the strength to reach the enchanted isle where the temple of pure art stands under a clear sky. It is not for me to determine whether I succeeded."

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        Great Expectations.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. 3 volumes, octavo (190 × 118 mm). Near-contemporary brown hard-grained half morocco (vol. I rebacked with original spine laid down), titles to spines gilt, raised gilt bands to spines, gilt rules to boards, top edges gilt, others marbled, marbled endpapers. Ownership inscription and annotation to verso of front free endpaper of vol. I. Spines slightly rubbed, boards a little scuffed, vol. I a little tight at joints, front hinge of vol. III cracked but holding, occasional light foxing to contents. Withal a very good, clean, and well-margined set. First editions, mixed issue (second impression of volume I; fourth impression of volume II; third impression of volume III), with early stereotype title pages, printed on different paper stock, and with the height and width of text slightly reduced from that of the first issue title pages. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, in which Margaret Cardwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions of the first edition: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions.

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        EPITAPH ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HERE LIE THE MUTILATED AND DISJOINTED REMAINS OF THE NOBLEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT EVER CONTRIVED BY THE WISDOM OF MAN.

      Printed for distribution amongst their friends by Evans & Cogswell, [1861], Charleston: - Folio broadside, 12" x 19". Black mourning border. Three columns of text, printed in numerous typefaces, with a variety of briefly-stated sentiments lamenting the destruction of the government and the perfidy of Northerners. Part of the top blank margin has some paper loss which does not affect any text. Expert repair to closed tear at upper blank margin. Light old folds. Very Good. Lincoln's election "finally Dissolved the Bands of the Confederacy, And left the honored remains upon the bank and shoal of Time, the sport of the whirlwind and the storm." The tragedy is the result of the "Long, Dark Catalogue of Wrongs On the part of the Northern, or non-slaveholding States, against their gallant high-spirited, but unoffending brethren of the South who so largely helped to found the Republic, and so largely contributed to its renown." The North sought "first to abolish, with piratical and fratricidal hand, the domestic Institutions of the south, and then to ELEVATE THE NEGRO RACE TO AN EQUALITY with the Free White Inhabitants of the Country." Parrish & Willingham 5372 [6]. Hummel 2445. III Turnbull 302 [1860, probably a different issue]. Sabin 87821. OCLC 35158276 [6] [as of August 2016].

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        Zwei offene Briefe an Hofrath Dr. Eduard Casp. Jac. v. Siebold . . . Bound with "Zwei offene Breife an Dr. J. Spaeth" and "Offener Brief an sammtliche Professoren der Geburtshilfe"

      K. ungar. Universitats-Buchdruckerei 1861-1862, Ofen - Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp (1818-65). (1) Zwei offene Briefe an Hofrath Dr. Eduard Casp. Jac. v. Siebold, . . . und an Hofrath Dr. F. W. Scanzoni . . . 40pp. Ofen: K. ungar. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1861. (2) 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 Würzburg. 8vo. 21, [1]pp. Pest: Gustav Emich, 1861. (3) Offener Brief an sämmtliche Professoren der Geburtshilfe. 8vo. viii, 92pp. Ofen: K. ungar. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1862. Together 3 items in one volume. 200 x 130 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style, original front wrapper of no. (3) preserved. Moderate foxing but very good. First Editions of Semmelweis’s last publications on antisepsis in obstetrics. Although the information and conclusions that Semelweis drew in his Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers (1861) were of the first importance, its publication failed to bring about a widespread acceptance of Semmelweis’s views and methods; instead, the connection he had made between cadaverous infection and puerperal fever was rejected by a large proportion of the medical establishment. Die Aetiologie was subject to several unfavorable reviews, to which Semmelweis responded with a series of "Open Letters", published in pamphlet form in 1861 and 1862, in which he bitterly attacked his critics. These he wrote to "Joseph Späth, Friedrich Wilhelm Scanzoni von Lichtenfels, and [Franz???] Siebold in 1861 full of desperation and fury for reluctance to accept his doctrine. He called upon Siebold to arrange a meeting of German obstetricians somewhere in Germany to provide a forum for discussions on puerperal fever where he would stay "until all have been converted to his theory." (Hauzman, Erik E [2006]. "Semmelweis and his German contemporaries". 40th International Congress on the History of Medicine, ISHM 2006. Retrieved from Wikipedia July 8, 2008). The abusive language Semmelweis used in these letters was an indicator of his increasing mental instability. He eventually suffered a mental breakdown in 1865 and died the same year—ironically, due to septicemia from an infected finger. Norman 1928 (no. [3]). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Culpeper's Complete Herbal,

      London: Thomas Kelly & Co.,, 1861. to which is Now Added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, With a Display of Their Medicinal and Occult Qualities; Physically Applied to the Cure of all Disorders Incident to Mankind, To Which Are Now First Annexed, the English Physician Enlarged, and Key to Physic, with Rules for Compounding Medicine According to the True System of Nature. Forming a Complete Family Dispensatory and Natural System of Physic. To Which is Also Added Upwards of Fifty Choice Receipts, Selected From the Author's Last Legacy to his Wife. A New Edition, with a List of the Principal Diseases to which the human body is liable, and a General Index. Quarto (272 x 205 mm). Contemporary tree half calf sometime neatly rebacked with original decorative gilt spine laid down, black calf label, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Culpeper (with a view of his house in Spitalfields), 20 hand-coloured engraved botanical plates (nine species per plate); letterpress printed in double columns. Dampstain at top fore-corner of frontispiece (and small hole through same), some signs of handling. Culpeper's magnum opus was The English physitian [1652]. Costing 3d., it provided a comprehensive list of native medicinal herbs, indexed to a list of typical illnesses, using an astrological, rather than Galenic, approach (of the kind still flourishing in popular British culture), and set out in a straightforward and frank style. It sold widely at the time, and there have been over one hundred subsequent editions" (ODNB).

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        Album dei porti di I, II e III classe illustrato dalle notizie nautiche e commerciali d'ogni porto e della statistica delle opere esistenti e di quelle eseguite nel decennio 1861 al 1870.

      Roma, Civelli, s. d. (ma 1872 circa). Album in oblungo (cm. 44 x 58 circa). A inizio volume 1 grande carta geografica in litografia in colore e rip. "Carta del Regno d'Italia indicante la posizione geografica dei porti di I II e III classe" (Lit. Landi e Steffen, Firenze, Roma - S. Benelli inc.), seguono 57 carte in litografia, in b/n, racchiuse in cornice, con la grande figura del porto descritto e con dettagliate notazioni in merito alle opere esistenti, alle condizioni nautiche e commerciali, al movimento commerciale, alle opere eseguite nel decennio dal 1861 al 1870. Leg. orig. in cartonato celeste con titoli in nero al piatto. Interessante e affatto comune lavoro, edito dal Ministero del Lavori Pubblici del Regno d'Italia, in cui vengono raffigurati e descritti i principali porti della penisola italiana: Civitavecchia, Genova, Livorno, Messina, Napoli, Palermo, Venezia, Anzio, Baja, Conte di Sassari, Cotrone, Gaeta, Po di Goro, Porto Longone, Manfredonia, Marciana, Milazzo, Palinuro, Nisida, Ponza, Porto Ercole, Portoferraio, Portofino, Porto Venere, Rio Marina, Tortoli, Vada, Bari, Bosa, Castellamare, Catania, Porto Corsini, Fiumicino, Gallipoli, Girgenti, Licata, Marsala, Molfetta, Oneglia, Ortona, Porto Maurizio, Porto Torres, Reggio, Rimini, Salerno, San Remo, Santa Venere, Savona, Sinigallia, Siracusa, Taranto, Terranuova, Trapani, Viareggio. Usuali segni del tempo alla legatura, un lieve ingiallimento con sporadiche fioriture alle bianche (con alcune pieghe della carta alla prima bianca), ma tutte le tavole sono ben pulite e l' esemplare è in uno stato di conservazione molto buono, come è raro per questo tipo di album di grande formato.

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        A Pilgrimage to My Motherland: An Account of a Journey Among the Egbas and Yorubas of Central Africa, In 1859-60

      New York and Philadelphia: Thomas Hamilton and the Author Himself, 1861. Cloth. Very Good. The 1861 true 1st edition of this remarkable, very important account of a mid-19th century attempt to procure land to return enslaved African-Americans to their home continent, as envisioned by Robert Campbell, a "free", educated Jamaican-American. This slim volume, bound in its original dark cloth, is very solid, surprisingly well-preserved and, save for just the slightest hint of wear along the spine crown, shows no loss whatsoever to the binding. It firmly merits a VG to VG+ and includes decorative blindstamping at the panels and still-bright gilt-lettering along the spine. Typed former owner name and address tag at an early blank verso, light spotting --and just a bit of soiling-- to the front panel and very minor, limited scuffing to the rear panel. A very modest amount of forgiveable, inoffsensive foxing as well along the text. 12mo, ALSO INCLUDES THE DOUBLE-SPREAD FOLD-OUT MAP ("HE AKU COUNTRY WITH THE COURSE OF THE NIGER") following the first 3 blank endpapers. Lovely lithographed frontispiece of the author as well, with its orginal tissue-guard in place. (From the Library of Congress catalogue description: "Robert Campbell (1829-84) was a Jamaican-born printer, journalist, and teacher who, along with Martin Robison Delany (1812-85), made up the Niger Valley Exploring Party of 1859-60, an expedition organized by free African Americans to explore the possibility of colonizing parts of West Africa with black immigrants from America. Campbell traveled first to England in early 1859. He sailed on to Lagos (present-day Nigeria) and traveled northwest to Abeokuta, where he met up with Delany, a journalist, political activist, and graduate of Harvard Medical School. Acting in their capacity as commissioners of the Niger Valley Exploring Party, Delany and Campbell concluded a treaty with the king and chiefs of the Egba giving them the right to establish settlements in the Egba territory. 'A Pilgrimage to My Motherland: An Account of a Journey Among the Egbas and Yorubas of Central Africa' is Campbell's account of the expedition, and includes descriptions of Abeokuta, ethnographic material, and the text of the treaty he and Delany negotiated. The treaty ran into political resistance among the Egba and was never implemented, but Campbell did immigrate to Africa. With his wife and four children, he settled in Lagos in 1862, where he founded and published the newspaper the Anglo-African and was involved in numerous commercial, civic, and scientific ventures that contributed to the early development of the British colony of Lagos").

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        Culpeper's Complete Herbal, to which is Now Added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, With a Display of Their Medicinal and Occult Qualities; Physically Applied to the Cure of all Disorders Incident to Mankind, To Which Are Now First Annexed, the English Physician Enlarged, and Key to Physic, with Rules for Compounding Medicine According to the True System of Nature. Forming a Complete Family Dispensatory and Natural System of Physic. To Which is Also Added Upwards of Fifty Choice Receipts, Selected From the Author's Last Legacy to his Wife. A New Edition, with a List of the Principal Diseases to which the human body is liable, and a General Index.

      London: Thomas Kelly & Co., 1861 - Quarto (272 x 205 mm). Contemporary tree half calf sometime neatly rebacked with original decorative gilt spine laid down, black calf label, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled endpapers. Dampstain at top fore-corner of frontispiece (and small hole through same), some signs of handling. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Culpeper (with a view of his house in Spitalfields), 20 hand-coloured engraved botanical plates (nine species per plate); letterpress printed in double columns. "Culpeper's magnum opus was The English physitian [1652]. Costing 3d., it provided a comprehensive list of native medicinal herbs, indexed to a list of typical illnesses, using an astrological, rather than Galenic, approach (of the kind still flourishing in popular British culture), and set out in a straightforward and frank style. It sold widely at the time, and there have been over one hundred subsequent editions" (ODNB).

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        London Labour and the London Poor; A cyclopædia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work. The London Street-Folk.

      London: George Woodfall and Son; Griffin, Bohn and Company, 1851 & 1861 - 3 volumes, large octavo (228 x 150 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary red half morocco, marbled paper sides, titles to spine gilt in compartments, marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, top edges dust toned; an excellent set. Portrait frontispiece to vol. 1, 81 full page line engravings. The plates in vol. 1 are bound out of listed order. An attractive set in a strictly contemporary binding of Mayhew's "seminal study of London street life in the middle of the century" (ODNB). Mixed editions with volume 1 from the first edition, published in 1851, and volumes 2 and 3 from the second edition published in 1861. The basis of this work was a series of 82 articles published from October 1849 until December 1850 in the Morning Chronicle, entitled Labour and the Poor. The series was hugely popular, attracting enthusiastic letters from readers and resulting in the establishment of a special Labour and the Poor Fund. This work was considered "required reading for anyone interested in the minutest details of Victorian lower-class life, such as what kinds of foods were sold on the streets, how financial transactions with street-sellers were conducted, and how vendors 'cried' their wares. Mayhew provided 'in embryo at least a theory of the specificity of the London economy which in turn made intelligible the economic behaviour of the London poor' (Jones, 263)" (ODNB). Such was the popularity of the original work that it was reissued with additions in 1861, 1862, 1864, and 1865, and "influenced contemporary literature and popular entertainments as readily as it helped to shape Victorian social theories" (ODNB). Volume 1 with the contemporary ownership inscription of Trinity College Cambridge, fellow and clergyman Henry Richards Luard (1825–1891) to the front binder's blank. Alongside his work in University administration Luard edited for the Master of the Rolls Series a long list of works, including the popular Annales monastici (published between 1864 and 1869) which "is still the standard and unchallenged edition of this text . upon which his reputation as a historian chiefly rests" (ODNB).

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