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        The Province of Jurisprudence determined (Bd. 1) resp. Lectures on Jurisprudence. Beeing the Sequel to "The Province of Jurisprudence determined". Being the first part of a series of lectures on Jurisprudence, or, the philosophy of positive law.

      John Murray Albemarle Street, London 1861 - 1. (Bde. 2 und 3) und 2. Aufl. (Bd. 1). 3 Bde. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1861-1863. 8vo. CXVIII, 1 Bl., 338; VIII, 486; 2 Bll., 408 S., 32 S. (Verlagsanzeigen). Originale Verlagsleinenbände mit Rückenprägung. (Ebde. repariert und ausgebessert). Die erste Auflage der Schrift "The Province of Jurisprudence Determined" erschien bereits im Jahre 1832 und bildet in der vorliegenden Ausgabe den Band 1, somit in der zweiten Auflage. Die Bände 2 und 3 versammelt Vorlesungen von Austin, die sein Hauptwerk weiterführten. Austin verstarb bereits im Jahre 1859 (geb. 1790), seine Frau Sarah (1793-1867) brachte die vorliegende Ausgabe heraus. Sarah Austin zählt zu den bedeutendsten Übersetzern deutscher Literatur ins Englische, sie stand im Austausch mit zahlreichen Persönlichkeiten des kulturellen Lebens in Deutschland, etwa mit den Gebrüdern Grimm, mit Leopold von Ranke oder Alexander von Humboldt. Ihr verstorbener Mann etablierte mit seiner Hauptschrift 1832 den rechtspositivistischen Standpunkt, indem er zwischen positivem Recht und Moral klar trennte. (Ebde. repariert und ausgebessert).

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        3 Addresses [to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1 to the British Geological Association, 1 to the British Association, 1 to the Ethnological & Anthropological Dept., Letter to T.H. Huxley, 3 to the Royal Geographical Society & A Map of the Lake Region of Eastern Africa showing the Sources of the Nile recently discoverd by Dr Livingstone.

      London : Taylor & Francis et al [1861-1870] - 31, 38, 28, 7, 42, 22, 32, 89, 83 (with large fold-out map of Albert N'Yanza), 29, 32 pages : 22cm. covers & spine are very badly worn. rear cover & final leaf are partly detached. map is foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil général et complet des fabliaux des XIIIe et XIVe siècles

      1861. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1872 - 1890. 6 volumes grands in-8 reliés demi-basane rouge. Dos à nerfs ornés de motifs dorés. Titre et tomaison dorés. Imprimés ou inédits, publiés d'après les manuscrits. Tome I : XXII + 329 pages. Avertissement. les Deux Bordéors ribauz. Des Trois Boçus par Durand. Du Vair Palefroi par Huon Le Roy. Des Trois Aveugles de Compiègne par Cortebarbe, La houce Partie, De Sire Hain et de Dame Anieuse... Tome II : VIII + 360 pages. C'hest de la Houce. Du Prestre et d'Alison par Guillaume le Normand. Du Prestre qui fu mis ou lardier. Le Meunier d'Arleux par Enguerrand d'Oisy,du pretre et du chevalier, De Guillaume au faucon, etc. Tome III : 437 pages. Du Mantel mautaillié. De Grongnet et de Petit par Gerbert. Du Chevalier à la robe vermeille. De la Crote, De Gauteron et de Marion, de l'Anel, du prestre qui abevete, etc.Tome IV : 338 pages. Du Prestre qu'on porte ou de la Longue nuit. La Male Honte par Guillaume de Normand. Du Clerc qui fu repus deriere l'escrin par Jean de Condé. Du Provoire qui menga les meures par Guérin. Berengier au lonc cul, des tresces, Le vilain de Farbu, Estula, De Barat et de Haimet ou des trois larrons, etc. Tome V : 415 pages. D'Auberée la vielle maquerelle. La Demoiselle qui n'ot parler de fotre qui n'aüst mal au cuer. III Dame qui troverent I vit, Do preste qui manja mores, du Vilain Astier, de l'Epervier, etc. Tome VI : 394 pages. Des III Dames qui troverent l'anel au conte par Haisel. Du Prestre teint. De la Dame qui se venja du Chevalier. Du Vilain qui donna son ame au diable, etc. Appendice, additions et corrections des six volumes, Glossaire-Index in fine. Mouillure pâle sur les premiers feuillets du tome 6. Exemplaire très propre. Edition originale complète et peu courante.

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        ANIMALCULES INFUSOIRES VIVANT SANS GAZ OXYGENE LIBRE ET DETERMINANT DE FERMENTATIONS and MEMOIRE SUR LES CORPUSCULES ORGANISES QUI EXISTENT EN SUSPENSION DANS L'ATMOSPHERE and EXPERIENCES ET VUES NOUVELLES SUR LA NATURE DES FERMENTATIONS In Comptes Rendus

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1861 - Offered is a Very Good+ complete hardback Comptus Rendus Vol. LII, 1861, with articles located at pp. 344-347, pp. 1142-1143, and pp. 1260-1264 bound in contemporary black buckram spine and marbled paper boards with gilt lettering on red leather spine labels. Marbled endpapers. Minimal scuff spine label. Mild cover edge wear. Light occasional foxing. 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        1861 Telegram from D.S. Gregory Jr. Brigadier Inspector at West Point Military Academy Warning Major Henry of Southern Cadets Smuggling Arms

      Jersey City, NJ, 1861. Single Sheet. Very Good. A dramatic moment in U.S. Army history, the Civil War's division of North and South at the Academy - the Brigadier excitedly writing of "...Forty odd Southern Cadets from West Point left here...with carpet bags supposed to contain small arms..."; dated May 7, 1861, sent from Jersey City. On the verso, Major Henry has drafted his reply in pencil; "Chief Ruggles will send upon arrival of boat a squad of officers and will make proper examination. All arms found on person or in carpet bags ... will be detained. Alex Henry Major." West Point was a nexus of North and South during the Civil War. General Beauregard was briefly the superintendent of the Academy, and left that post when Louisiana, his home state, left the Union. He was the first brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, and commanded the defenses of Charleston, South Carolina, at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Cadets were forced to take sides against fellow West Pointers, most notably Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Printed form on letterhead of "The Magnetic Telegraph Company. Morse Line" , with addresses of the telegraphic offices and the terms and conditions of the messages sent below; message and addressees all written in a very legible hand in ink; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" size; old fold lines; light wear; in very good condition and revealing of the fears of the Union North as Southern defectors departed for home and the cause of the Confederacy, as well as being a significant reminder of the importance of the science of telegraphy and quick communication in the war between the States.

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        Japan, The Amoor and The Pacific.

      London; Smith, Elder and Co. 1861. First edition. Large 8vo. 405pp. Bound in publisher's embossed bottle green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine. Blindtamped borders to boards. Mudie's Library label affixed to upper front board. Scuffed and bumped to extremities, with some fraying and parting of the cloth to the spine ends. Bumped to corners and with a 1cm strip of loss to the foredge of the front board, nevertheless shows quite nicely and is strong and durable enough to merit the description "Very Good." Internally clean with a few thumb marks here and there. Glazed yellow endpapers. Engraved frontis. Illustrated with attractive full page plates depicting sights seen during a circumnavigation in the Russian corvette "Rynda."

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        The Autobiography of a Stage-Coachman (complete in three volumes)

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. These three books are clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. They are very lightly rubbed. they have marbled end papers and 311, 312, 292, minimally toned pages plus ads. They are bound in gilt lined three-quarter red leather on the corners and spines. The spines have five raised bands with gilt tooled designs (among them horns and horseshoes) in the panels and gilt titles on darker backgrounds. Each book has a tissue guarded frontispiece. They were bound by Rivere & Son for Henry Southeran of Piccadilly. The boards are covered in red cloth.

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        Education of the Children of Clothilde and Clovis - Alma-Tadema, 1861.

      EDUCATION OF THE CHILDREN OF CLOTHILDE AND CLOVISStaalgravure vervaardigd door J.H. Rennefeld naar het schilderij van Lourens Alma-Tadema (Opus XIV) uit 1861. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 32,5 x 44 cm.De gravure behoort tot de vroegste los uitgegeven prenten naar werk van Alma-Tadema. De eigenaar van het schilderij was niemand minder dan de Belgische Koning Leopold. Met deze gravure kwam het ook binnen bereik van een groter publiek.Clovis was een koning uit de Frankische dynastie der Merovingers die 481-511 regeerde over Galli?. Hier zien we hoe Clovis? echtgenote, koningin Clothilde, toekijkt hoe haar kinderen onderricht krijgen in het bijlgooien. De koningin had met de lessen een bijzondere bedoeling: ten strijde trekken tegen Gondobald, koning der Bourgondi?rs, de moordenaar van haar ouders.De architecturale aankleding is bijzonder rijk: de diagonale band van de decoratief betegelde vloer van de binnenplaats verbindt op ingenieuze wijze de voor? en achtergrond. De zuilen hebben Corintische kapitelen, overblijfsel uit de Gallo-Romaanse tijd. Education of the Children of Clovis is een van Alma-Tadema?s belangrijkste Merovingische voorstellingen en was van groot belang voor zijn vroege loopbaan. Op de tentoonstelling van 1861 kreeg het lovende kritieken. Toch had Alma-Tadema?s leermeester Henri Leys, in wiens atelier het schilderij werd vervaardigd, wel enige kritiek: ?Ah, het is beter dan ik dacht, maar het marmer lijkt wel op kaas.? Alma-Tadema heeft deze kanttekening ter harte genomen. Het weergeven van marmer zou uiteindelijk een van zijn specialiteiten worden, die hem de naam ?marbellous painter ?opleverde.Alma-Tadema is een van de eerste kunstenaars die het doen en laten van de oude Franken meermaals als thema gebruikte, vermoedelijk juist om de reden dat het zo weinig voorbeelden kende. Hij had een volstrekt eigen onderwerp gevonden waarmee hij zich kon onderscheiden. De Merovingische tijd was een periode in de Europese geschiedenis die als geheel eigenlijk afschrikwekkend en gruwelijk is, maar waarvan de details een rijk scala aan schilderachtige motieven bieden. Alma-Tadema verklaarde over de Merovingers dat het een ?miserabel volkje? was, ?maar pittoresk en interessant?.Prijs: ?1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi, Opera Omnia, post Lovaniensium theologorum recensionem, castigata denuo ad manuscriptos codices Gallicos, Vaticanos, Belgicos, etc., necnon ad editiones antiquiores et castigatiores, opera et studio monachorum ordinis Sancti Benedicti. (11 (of 15) volumes in 8 bindings).

      Petit-Montrouge (Paris), J.P. Migne , 1861 - 1865. 11 vols. of the series in 8 gray half leather hardcovers. Text in Latin. (leather rubbed and damaged at hinges, although still firm, some foxing and browning to pages) Although still very good. See picture. Volumes present are Volume I, volume II, volume III.1, volume IV.1, volume V, volume VI, volume VII, volume VIII, volume IX, volume X.1, volume XI & Supplementum (volumes III.2, IV.2 and X.2 are missing, according the numbers on the spines of the bindings they never have been present with this set).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Il maestro del villaggio calendario dell'anno 1861.

      1861. Litografia mm. 320x490. Litografia colorata da mano coeva incorniciata da dettagliato calendario e cornicetta grafica. Titolo al centro del foglio "Il maestro del Villaggio calendario dell'anno 1861. Lunazioni", sotto il quale sono indicate le lunazioni. al centro del margine inferiore i dati tipografici: "Firenze alla Cartoleria di Eugenia Formigli nè Carini e C.o in Condotta di faccia alla Locanda della Luna". Al centro del foglio una vignetta satirica che raffigura il maestro ormai sopraffatto dalle marachelle dei giovani studenti. Raro foglio volante, difficile a reperirsi soprattutto in così buono stato di conservazione, visto l'uso (scolastico) che si faceva di questi fogli.

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        NATIONAL HISTORY WAR FOR THE UNION: CIVIL, MILITARY, NAVAL. 3 VOLUMES

      1861 - DUYCKINCK, Evert A. NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION, CIVIL, MILITARY AND NAVAL. Three Volumes. NY: Johnson, Fry And Company, [1861]. Thick small folios, brown quarter-morocco leather with finely-pebbled boards, five raised-bands on spine with gilt lettering. Profusely illustrated with engravings after Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. Very Good (bit of rubbing & occasional small stain covers). Overall, a very nice set. $500.00 [Postage Extra- weighs 13 pounds]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau i.J. 1552 ('Francofordiae Ac Emporii Germaniae .').

      - Lithographie n. Holzschnitt v. Hans Grav, Conrad Faber die Lithographie verbessert v. Reiffenstein b. C. Kruthoffer in Frankfurt, dat. 1861, 70,5 x 141 Hist. Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurts Belagerung 1552. - Die Ansicht im Original von 10 Holzstöcken wurde vom Buchdrucker Karl Kruthoffer in Frankfurt nach Carl Fabers Zeichnung u. Hans Gravs Holzschnitt im Jahre 1861 neu verlegt. - Kruthoffer übertrug von den original Holzstöcken die Ansicht auf Stein. - Hierauf wurde das Blatt an den schadhaften Stellen von Karl Theodor Reiffenstein nach Fehrs Kopie sorgfältig ergänzt u. verbessert und hierdurch lithographisch eine neue Auflage hergestellt, welche die älteren, unmittelbar von den Holzstöcken abgezogenen Blätter an Schärfe und harmonischer Gesamtwirkung übertrifft.

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        Egypt, the Soudan, and Central Africa; with Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Region of the Equator being Sketches from Sixteen Years' Travels

      Blackwood, Edinburgh 1861 - folding map, xii, 482p. plus 4p. solicitation of subscriptions to support expeditions by Petherick and Speke to discover the source of the Nile which is tipped to front free endpaper and 16p. publisher's advertisement bound in after the folding map. Original cloth. 23cm. Backstrip faded as is a wrinkled area on front cover where a library label was probably removed. Relatively minor chipping at ends of backstrip. Ex lib. (stamps on endpaper and back of title-leaf -- possibly elsewhere). Endpapers cracked at hinges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der Zahn-Heilkunde. - Neu verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe. Mit lithographirten Tafeln und Holzschnitten.

      Leipzig, Verlag der Förstner'schen Buchhandlung, 1861 23 cm. Mehrere Textabbildungen in Holzstich im hinteren Teil des Buches, 5 lithographierte Tafeln im Anhang, 2 Bll., IV SS., 2 Bll., 420 SS. + Tafelteil brauner Papp-Band der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelrahmen sowie goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. - Rückentitel verblasst, Einband etwas stärker berieben und an den Ecken etwas bestoßen, sowie an Kopf und Fuß des Rückens mit leichten Ausfransungen die ersten Blätter mit leichtem oberen Eckbug bzw. Eckknick Blatt mit Literaturgaben als letztes Blatt vor dem eigentlichen Buchinhalt gelöst mit Anränderungen, liegt lose bei Inhalt papierbedingt tls etwas stärker gebräunt handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk mit Adresse am Oberrand des Titelblattes, ebenso verso auf Rückseite des fliegenden Vorsatzes hinterer fliegender Vorsatz zur Hälfte am Falz eingerissen und geringer oberer Eckverlust die 5 lithographierten Tafeln am Falz etwas wellig eingeklebt, ansonsten sauber und unversehrt.

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        Ancient Law

      1861 - Maine, Henry Sumner. Ancient Law: its connection with the early history of society, and its relation to modern ideas. London, John Murray, 1861. vi+[contents with errata on verso]+415 pages. First edition, brick publisher’s cloth with chip at bottom of spine, some fraying at top. (see photo). Interior fine. Shipping $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von Fort Monroe aus der halben Vogelschau ('Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort And Hygeia Hotel, Va. - Drawn from Nature, Lith. & print. by E. Sachse & Co. 104 S. Charles St., Balto. - Published by Ch.s Magnus 12. Frankfort St. N.Y.').

      - Farblithographie v. Edward Sachse in Baltimore b. Charles Magnus in New York, dat. 1861, 45,8 x 71,4 Nicht bei Deák, Picturing America 1497-1899. - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht von Fort Monroe aus der halben Vogelschau mit dem Hotel Hygeia; die Insel umgeben von zahlreichen Segelschiffen; im Hintergrund rechts der Raddampfer 'Adelaide'. - Links Blick auf Hampton. Rare view from the Fort Monroe National Monument in perfect condition!

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        African Methodist Episcopal Church. Quarterly Ticket

      [Philadelphia?]: African Methodist Episcopal Church. 1861[?]. Small ticket or card. Measuring 3.5" x 2.5". Nicely printed on paperstock. Filled in with the name of "Mrs. Clark" and signed by the Reverend Wm. C. West. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge. By Order of the Secretary of War.

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 36th Congress, 1st Session. Hardcover. 131+14+154+30+[7]+31 pp. (in five parts with appendices). Quarto [29 cm] Rebound in grained black buckram with gilt stamped title on the backstrip. Both maps present at front of volume. Both maps have six inch closed tears. Very good. Faint rubbing to corners. May require extra shipping charges due to weight. This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River specifically. The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon (Big Canon of the Colorado), and of the area's native inhabitants. Ives expedition predated John Wesley Powell's expedition by a decade. Complete with all plates, maps, wood cuts and panoramic views. Includes seven colored plates of the Indians of the southwest. "...the report is one of the most desirable books in the Colorado River field" - Francis P. Farquhar. Howes I94. Wagner/Camp 375. Wheat 947-948. Farquhar 21

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        UTI EMLÉKEZETEK AMERIKÁBÓL

      Pest: Kiadja Heckenast Gusztav, 1861. [6],198,[2]pp. printed in double columns, including in- text illustrations, plus sixteen plates, consisting of twelve tinted lithographs, color lithograph frontispiece and titlepage, one engraved plate, and one further color plate. Half title. Folio. Original three-quarter red morocco and cloth boards, spine gilt. Boards rubbed and slightly soiled. Corners and spine extremities worn, hinges reinforced. Contemporary ownership inscription on printed title page. Light foxing and tanning to text, plates with light dampstaining along top edge. Very good. A rare Hungarian account of a tour through the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America, lavishly illustrated with lithographs. Pál Rosti (1830-74), a Hungarian naturalist and pioneering photographer in Latin America, visited the Americas between 1856 and 1858, retracing the steps of Alexander Humboldt. His experiences are recorded in this wonderfully illustrated account. Rosti's observations contain useful documentation on social history, natural sciences, and ethnology. His visit to Venezuela was the first photographic register of the country. Humboldt visited Rosti to see the first photograph taken of the Samán de Güere and exclaimed that the tree was the same as when he and Bonpland had seen it some sixty years earlier in 1800. Humboldt died a few days later. The plates include a scene in the Plaza de Armas in Havana, a fine view of Caracas, Venezuelans at rest in the rain forest, the small village of San Juan de los Morros, and bamboo plants in Trinidad. The Mexican illustrations include the Plateau of Puebla, the Ravine of Santa Maria with the Orizava volcano in the distance, a large cathedral in Mexico City, Mount Popocatepetl, and the village of Pachuca. The several in-text illustrations add much in the way of details of the flora and fauna of the region, as well as local dress and customs. Rare and informative, with wonderful plates. PALAU 279201.

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        Three weeks after Fort Sumter, from the stagecoach town of Henryville, Kentucky, named for him, S.J. Henry writes â€

      Henryville, Kentucky: , April 29, 1861. Henryville, Kentucky, April 29, 1861. 7.5" x 9". "Autograph Letter Signed â€

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        Exploration and Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1861. First American edition. Illustrated with 71 plates, including folding frontispiece of Gorilla and folding map at back. xxii, [23]-531, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in Publisher's Half brown calf and marbled boards, marbled edges, head and tail slightly chipped. First American edition. Illustrated with 71 plates, including folding frontispiece of Gorilla and folding map at back. xxii, [23]-531, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Harper Family Copy. The most celebrated work by Paul Du Chaillu (1835-1903), the explorer whose travels in Central Africa documented the existence of the "Monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla." This first expedition into Central Africa, supported by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, commenced in 1856 and lasted close to four years and covered 8,000 miles. He amassed an amazing collection of rare birds and animals, and made several important discoveries about the rivers of the region. His "Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa" (1861) was initially greeted with ridicule, but his discoveries were confirmed and he was established as an expert on the region. After another expedition in 1863, he settled in America to lecture and write about Africa. All of his books "are very readable and contain interesting, lively descriptions which indicate a keen sense of observation on the part of the author" (DAB).

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        London Labour and the London Poor; Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those that Will Work, Those that Cannot Work, and Those that Will Not Work.

      London: Griffin, Bohn, and Co. 1861 - 1861-2. 4 vols. 8vo. All illustrated with numerous illustrations from photographs. I: [8], iv, 492,[2] pp. With 28 full page illustrations. II: [8], 512 pp. With 28 full page illustrations. III: [10], 442 pp. With 26 full page illustrations. IV: (With introductory essay on the agencies at present in operation in the metropolis for the suppression of vice and crime by the Rev. William Tuckniss, B.A.). [2], xl, 504 pp. With 16 full page illustrations and 15 maps and associated tables. In the publisher's purple wave-grain cloth, gilt-stamped to spines and front boards. teg. Spines sunned as usual, and all volumes neatly re-backed. Publisher's original prospectus loosely inserted. Henry Mayhew (25 Nov. 1812 – 25 July 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the co-founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch in 1841, and was the magazine's joint-editor, with Mark Lemon, in its early days. He is also known for his work as a social researcher, publishing an extensive series of newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle that was later compiled into “London Labour and the London Poor”. Initially collected into three volumes in 1851; the 1861 edition included a fourth volume, co-written with Bracebridge Hemyng, John Binny and Andrew Halliday, on the lives of prostitutes, thieves and beggars. This extra volume took a more general and statistical approach to its subject than the previous ones. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Civil War Diary

      , 1861. 1861. (CIVIL WAR) WICKS, H.H.G. Civil War Diary. No place: no publisher, [1862]. Small octavo (measures 3-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches), original full black morocco, wallet-flap portfolio closure. $4000.Rare October 1862-May 1863 Civil War diary by Sergeant H.H.G. Wicks of Company B of the 25th New Jersey Volunteers, who was involved in front-line action during the important Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11-15

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        Sémiramis Opéra en Quatre Actes... avec Illustrations, Points d'Orgue, Texte Italien et Traducion Française de Méry Prix net: 20 francs. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Heugel et Cie. [PN H. 2649], [1860-1861]. Large octavo. 19th century dark red morocco-backed cloth boards with blindstamped panels to both boards, upper with a lyre device and the initials "J.M." gilt, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (recto blank, verso lithographic portrait of Rossini by Aug. Lemoine printed by Bertauts in Paris after the 1860 photograph by Numa Blanc), 1f. (recto lithographic portrait of Rossini by Aug. Lemoine printed by Bertauts in Paris after the 1920 painting by Mayer), 1f. (recto title, verso named cast list), 1f. (recto thematic index, verso blank), 4 full-page lithographic plates of scenes from the opera, 396 pp. Lithographed. Text in Italian and French. A presentation copy, with an autograph inscription signed "a Monsieur et Madame G. [?et J. Mery] G. Rossini Passy 1861" to half-title. The initials "J.M." to the upper board may indicate that the score was presented by the composer to the translator Joseph Méry (1797-1866). Cast list notes singers in the first performance of the work in Paris at the Imperial Academy of Music on July 4, 1860 as Carlotta Marchisio as Sémiramis, Barbara Marchisio as Arsace, Bengraf as Azéma, Obin as Assur, Coulon as Oroes, Dufrène as Idrène, and Fréret as Nino's ghost, and dancers in the ballet by Petipa as Parent, Baratte, Lamy, Segaud, Poiret, Beaugrand, Zina and Chapuy. The four illustrative plates of scenes from the opera by Belin & Bethmont printed by Bertauts in Paris depict the entrance of Sémiramis to Babylon ("Babylone - Cortège de Sémiramis" from Act I); the Hanging Gardens with the Dance of the Assyrians ("Les Jardins Suspendus - Pas Assyrien" from Act II); the duet of Semiramis and Arsace in the palace ("Palais de Sémiramis - Duo de Sémiramis et Arsace" from Act III; and Assur at the tomb of Ninus ("Assur au Tombeau de Ninus" from Act IV). Binding slightly worn; tips of corners slightly rubbed. Somewhat browned; minor foxing; two small edge tears. A portion of the inscription has been cut away and part of the letter "G" and the words "et J. Mery" reconstituted in pencil, with paper repairs made to corresponding area of both recto and verso of the leaf. A previous owner has concluded that the inscription is to the translator Joseph Méry and his wife (in all likelihood based on the initials to the upper board), however this connection cannot be firmly substantiated. Gossett 15. "This is the adaptation prepared by Carafa." Gossett p. 490. Sémiramis, to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi after Voltaire's Sémiramis, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on February 3, 1823. It was Rossini's last opera composed in Italian. This French version was first performed in Marseille on April 1, 1854 and again in Paris at the Opéra on July 9, 1860 (Loewenberg col. 687). "With Semiramide, Rossini brought his Italian career to a spectacular close. After a series of operas in which the primary areas of interest were either vocal or architectural, Rossini once again drew vocal, dramatic, and architectural elements into harmony with one another. The strategic planning is formidable, with an opening movement of over 700 bars and an Act 1 finale of over 900 bars; the work points directly forward to the huge structural spans of Guillaume Tell (1829). The Semiramide story, popular with composers of the period, is to some extent locked into an 18th-century Metastasian aesthetic, and Rossini has yet to rid himself of the travesti contralto hero. But his treatment of key scenes has great musico-dramatic impact, far removed from the kind of musical tinsel served up by Marcos António Portugal in his La morte di Semiramide (1801) where vocal display obscures the thrust of those archetypal relationships and situations which Rossini's music powerfully engages." Richard Osborne in Grove Music Online.

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        Tom Brown at Oxford.

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Surprisingly unsigned, fine later binding of navy blue crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, gilt rule, blue cloth boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Browning to edges; some occasional foxing. The sequel to 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'.

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        Civil War Diary

      1861. (CIVIL WAR) WICKS, H.H.G. Civil War Diary. No place: no publisher, [1862]. Small octavo (measures 3-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches), original full black morocco, wallet-flap portfolio closure. $4000.Rare October 1862-May 1863 Civil War diary by Sergeant H.H.G. Wicks of Company B of the 25th New Jersey Volunteers, who was involved in front-line action during the important Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11-15—a significant Union defeat—and the April-May lifting of the Confederate siege of Suffolk, Virginia.Wicks' diary begins October 20, 1863, in Washington DC, where Wicks mentions visiting the Smithsonian. Shortly after his regiment marched to Fairfax Cemetery, where they made camp. By November 20 the order comes to ""be ready at a moment's notice."" His diary faithfully records typical daily activities and soldierly concerns: the weather, drills, reviews, inspection, dress parade, picket duty, illnesses, marches, striking and pitching tents, and chances to wash, eat, receive letters from his wife, and enjoy liberties. By December 2 the regiment began marching south, and Wicks switched to recording his diary in pencil.They arrived near Fredericksburg by December 10: ""This night the pontoon bridges was laid across the Rappahanock."" Then on the next day, ""At 6 o'clock this morning the fighting commenced at FredericksburgÂ… We are now General Sumner's DivisionÂ… Hour folks has bin a shelling the town all day."" December 11 he can hear the artillery, and then December 12 he and his regiment are called into front-line duty: ""This morning had orders to fall in and we all lade on hour harms [our arms]. All day heavy fighting all day a great many boath killed and wounded. At dark orders were given to march into the battle field and we got in about 7 o'clock and there was several of hour rigament boath killed and wounded and then fell back into the sitty and lade on hour arms for the night."" The next day he writes ""Mostly quiet today not mutch firing from eather side the Rebels throwing up entrenchments all the time. Seven wounded out of hour company in the fight last nightÂ… yet there is now about two hundred thousand troops here nowÂ… in a line of battle all day put gardsÂ… for the first time for four days and nights I had a good night rest."" The next day he returned from picket duty to find ""all hour troops left the town and we started for hour old camp and got lost in the woods and four of us fell out of hour company together."" He and his fellows caught up to his regiment the next day, noting, ""the rebels all back in the City again this morning every thing quietÂ… no fighting again on there this day hour men started over with a flag of trus [truce] to bury hour dead."" The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11-15, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside, who ordered Major Generals Edwin Sumner and Joseph Hooker to make multiple frontal assaults against General Longstreet's position on Marye's Heights, and the Union forces were driven back after suffering heavy losses.On December 19 Wicks writes, ""Everything all quiet about Fredericksburg and it is so said that McClellan has got back to the Army again."" The fighting had ceased, but the regiment remained near the Rappahanock, and on Christmas he writes, ""Had for my Christmas dinner beef soupÂ… can see the rebels camp from where we are."" Wicks fell ill in January, and heavy weather seemed to keep them in camp until February 7, when they relocated to Newport News. On March 8 he notes, ""This day assigned the duties of orderly."" He then writes of the lifting of the Confederate siege of Suffolk, presumably at a later date, ""The Rebs commenced the attack on Suffolk the 11 day of April 1863Â… on the 18th capt 129 rebs and a battery 5 guns."" He then goes on, ""In the battle in front of Suffolk Monday May the 3 1863 started from camp at 7 o'clock in the morning and went down to Suffolk and crossed the [Nansemond] River and throughout as skirmishers with the 103 N York and 89 N York in hour Regament there were one killed and 11 wounded. The chaplain was wounded so that he died next day. Sergt Skinner was shot through the head and killed instantly we drove the enemy and returned two hour camp at 12 o'clock at night. The reconnaissance was continued the next day by Corcoran's Legions and drove them out to the black water."" The Siege of Suffolk lasted from April 11 to May 4, 1863. Wicks' final entry is dated May 11, 1863. Portions are written in faint pencil, though still legible; the last several leaves are in a heavier script showing some smudging, though also still legible. With six pages of company rolls recorded in the back of the book, as well as a few sums and other lists. From the Denis E. Reen collection, with his bookmark laid in.Expected wear to binding, particularly at wallet flap and spine head, some inkstaining to text. A very good Civil War diary by a soldier who participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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        Prières des Fêtes a l'usage des Israelites français, portugais et espagnols. Hébreu-français. Traduction par A. Ben Baruch Créhange.

      Paris, à la Librairie Israèlite, 1861-1864, 1861-64 - 7 vol. in-8 piccolo (164x114mm), in splendida ed artistica legatura del primo '900 in marocchino granata, riccamente decorato in oro al dorso e ai piatti, dentelles interne e tagli dorati, sguardie in raso verde. Importante legatura eseguita a Torino e firmata "Vezzosi", ovvero il più raffinato legatore torinese della seconda metà dell''800. I volumi, fanno parte della collana "Prières des fetes a l'usage des israélites francais, portugais et espagnols", sono in testo bilingue francese ed ebraico e sono dedicati alle feste ebraiche di: Pasqua, Kippour (in 3 voll.), Soukoth, Haschana e Pentecoste. Serie non comune, in perfetto stato di conservazione, in bellissima legatura torinese. (Margherita Nebbia, 2013:) "Non si hanno sufficienti notizie per delineare un profilo biografico di Massimiliano Vezzosi, la sola traccia della sua attività è costituita dai repertori commerciali ottocenteschi: il nome dell'artigiano ricorre spesse volte nelle guide torinesi e regionali. Sembra che la sua bottega fosse una delle principali legatorie della città . al nome dell'artigiano la Guida Paravia fa seguire difatti i titoli di ufficiale cavaliere, cavaliere della Corona d'Italia e cavaliere dell'Ordine d'Isabella la Cattolica. Se si considera che con il cavalierato della Corona d'Italia erano insigniti alcuni dei più importanti artisti piemontesi endash; da Federico Pastoris ad Alberto Maso Gilli, da Rodolfo Morgari a Costantino Sereno endash; nonché alcune delle più rinomate maestranze artigiane locali, come la manifattura di Guglielmo Ghidini, si può intuire come il Vezzosi fosse una figura di primo piano nel panorama artistico regionale". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, for the Extra Session, 1861 [bound with] Doc. No. 1, Message of the Governor of Virginia and Accompanying Documents

      William F. Ritchie, Richmond 1861 - 8vo, pp. 321; lv. A near fine copy; recently rebound in quarter cloth with marbled boards, leather spine label. Records the proceedings of the Virginia House of Delegates from January 7 to April 4, 1861-that is, in the months leading up to Virginia's secession from the Union on April 17thof that year. Although primarily concerned with routine matters of state legislation and appropriations, this volume also offers a fascinating glimpse of the deliberations that occurred as other southern states seceded and Virginians wrestled with conflicting impulses to help preserve the Union and to assert their common interests with the seceders. On the very first day of the session, the assembly resolved "that the Union being formed by the assent of the sovereign states respectively, and being consistent only with freedom and republican institutions guaranteed to each, cannot and ought not to be maintained by force. That the government of the Union has no power to declare or make war against any of the states which have been its constituent members.that when any one or more of the states has determined or shall determine, under existing circumstances, to withdraw from the Union, we are unalterably opposed to any attempt on the part of the federal government to coerce the same into reunion or submission, and that we will resist the same by all means in our power." Just a few days later (January 15), they appointed commissioners "to open a correspondence with the governments of all the states, to ascertain on what terms, if upon any, the Union can be preserved; and if it cannot, then upon what terms and with what states a new confederacy can be formed, which will secure to the people the full enjoyment of all their rights." The January 7th address of Governor John Letcher which appears at the end of the volume offers a lengthy and interesting analysis of the relations between the states and the federal government, grievances of the southern states against the north, and considerations for Virginia in charting its path forward. Letcher condemned South Carolina for taking action without consulting the other slaveholding states, but also opposed allowing Federal troops to move through Virginia to suppress the rebellion. He called for a national convention to discussion options for compromise, optimistic that concessions could be won on issues such as the expansion of slavery into the territories and the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act. A month after he delivered his address, delegates from 14 free states and 7 slaveholding states met at the Washington Peace Conference of 1861, but the compromises they recommended failed to win approval in Congress. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jardins: carnet de plans et de dessins. Paris, Émile-Paul frères, 1920. Royal 4to (33 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved garden scene on the front wrapper and more than 100 drawings and plans printed from line blocks, many full-page. Black morocco presentation binding, gold-tooled, with the original publisher's wrappers.

      - Not in Kew Lib. Cat. on-line; Springer, Bibl. Overzicht. A French bibliophile and hortophile publication, with the author's numerous large plans and drawings of gardens that range from 300 to 5000 square metres. One of 45 copies "sur grand papier d'Arches." Forestier (1861-1930) presented it in 1924 to the "futur professeur" J.M. Duvernay. Binding good, with the front wrapper slightly dirty and with a small abrasion, and the morocco binding worn at the back hinge and the corners. Presentation copy, in very good condition, of a lovely garden book, with numerous large drawings and plans.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1861 - First edition, second state of this important work in English literature. There is overall wear to the boards, especially to the extremities, and a bit of discoloration to the front surface. The hinges are intact externally. The gilt stamping is intact.The binding is slightly cocked. The interior is clean and unmarked and shows minor age-darkening to the pages. Interior front hinge is narrowly cracked. Sixteen pages of ads at the back of the book. This copy comes housed in a well-made, attractive clamshell box which is in fine condition. Overall a desirable copy. Sorry, no international shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erste Eisenbahnbrücke zwischen Kehl und Strasbourg ('Pont Du Chemin De Fer Sur Le Rhin Entre Strasbourg & Kehl').

      - Farblithographie v. J. Wencker b. Berger-Levrault in Straßburg, um 1861, 31,5 x 63 Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXV, S. 369. - Rheinbrücke zwischen Straßburg und Kehl von der Straßburger Seite aus. - Rechts Ansicht von Kehl; links Eisenbahn. - Im vordergrund Schiffstaffage.

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        President Lincoln's Innaugural

      , 1861. 1861. (CIVIL WAR). President Lincoln

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        Constitutional History of England

      1861. First Edition . MAY, Thomas Erskine. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third 1760-1860. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861-63. Two volumes. Thick octavo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, brown and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $1500.First edition of this comprehensive constitutional history of England, beautifully bound by Riviere.“A learned workÂ… which is worthy to rank with that of Hallam, of which it is in fact a continuation” (DNB). Immensely popular in its own time, this work remains a favorite of modern scholars. HLC, 95. Rees, 238. Stephenson & Marcham, 900. CBEL III:901. Bookplates of Edward Strutt, first Baron Belper, a member of Parliament who maintained close friendships with Jeremy Bentham and James and John Stuart Mill.Light foxing to preliminary and concluding pages, light rub to spine head of Volume II. A beautiful near-fine set.

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        Magnetic Variation and Star Maps

      

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        A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City, with a Sketch of the History, Religion, and Customs of the Mormons, and an Introduction on the Religious Movement in the United States

      W. Jeffs, London 1861 - 2 vol., 8vo; early custom re-bind into 3/4 maroon leather and maroon cloth; spines dec. in gilt with title, author, date and design; fold-out map and ten steel engravings; dec. eps; remains of two very small old seller's catalogue entries glued to ft pastedown of vol.I; dec eps; pp. cxxxi, 508, vii, 605, including 61pages of notes, a nine page Mormon bibliography, and a 35 page detailed index This is a very scarce early Mormon history including a record of the authors' travel from California. One of the plates is an exceedingly scarce portrayal of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Others include the Salt Lake Temple and Fillmore; Howes R210, Flake 6687 VG-NF; mild wear to edges of leather corners and bottom edges of bds; only the slightest rubbing to bds; prev. owner name written on half-title, vol I; very minimal wrinkle to lower, outer corner of title pg, vol.I, not affecting any of the print; hinges tight, plates beautiful and map likewise; virtually no foxing or toning to the pages. A truly lovely set of a very scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SYLVIE, étude.

      - Paris, Dentu, 1861 20x27.5cm. Élégante reliure en plein maroquin rouge signée Petit (successeur de Simier). Dos à 5 nerfs, portant titre et auteur en lettres dorées. Triple encadrement à froid des caissons et des plats. Tranches dorées. Intérieur des plats somptueusement décoré de dentelle dorée, avec un insert de maroquin bleu portant le chiffre EJ en son centre. Édition originale et exemplaire de l'auteur, unique, imprimé sur papier de Chine, et dont chaque page a été collée sur une plus grande. Les lettres EJ sont assurément ceux des frères Goncourt, qui étaient des amis de l'auteur. Goutière sur la partie inférieure abîmée, l'intérieur est parfait. Exemplaire malgré cela exceptionnel, envoi de photographies sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1861 - 4to original cloth with gilt cover vignette, rebacked with modern cloth, leather spine label, illustrated. Some staining and wear to covers, and occasional staining and soiling within. There are some stub tears to the maps, and a few of the folding plates are ill creased. Overall in very good shape and the Indian plates are quite bright. The Ives expedition was the first real study of the Colorado, which had as its main purpose to see to what extent the river was navigable. To accomplish this task, a steamer was made in Philadelphia and shipped in parts to San Francisco, where it was back hauled to Ives in pieces in Colorado. The Streeter catalogue indicates that the “Ives expedition went up the Colorado some 500 miles to the limit of navigation, then continued overland along the river. The expedition disbanded at Albuquerque after transversing some 900 miles. His account of the Tonto Apaches who lived in the canyon walls is of particular interest.” All in all, this is an exceptional survey with some great illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considerations on Representative Government

      1861. First Edition . MILL, John Stuart. Considerations on Representative Government. London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1861. Octavo, original tan cloth, uncut. $4500.First edition of one of MillÂ’s most important political writings, building upon his On Liberty (1859), inscribed in a secretarial or publisher's hand on the half title: “From the Author,"" scarce in original cloth.In this seminal work ""John Stuart Mill discusses to what extent forms of government are a matter of choice, the criterion of a 'good form of government,' and explains his belief that representative government is the best form of government because it demands the most from its citizens and encourages their development. For this reason he commended the plan for proportional representationÂ… as 'among the very greatest improvements yet made in the theory and practice of government"" (Sabine 667). ""The influence which Mill's works exercised upon contemporary English thought can scarcely be overestimated. His own writings and those of his successors practically held the field during the third quarter of the 19th century and even laterÂ… Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority"" (PMM 345). Complete with half title and two leaves of publisher's advertisements. Interior about-fine. Lovely cloth with lightest rubbing and with a couple of minor stains, including inch and a half stain to rear board. A very good presentation copy.

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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

      1861 - trois pièces en un volume, 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, 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. Rare. 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. Exemplaire non coupé. Édition, parue simultanément à l'originale, de la thèse de doctorat du Dr Carrier. 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." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, for the Extra Session, 1861 [bound with] Doc. No. 1, Message of the Governor of Virginia and Accompanying Documents

      Richmond: William F. Ritchie, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo, pp. 321; lv. A near fine copy; recently rebound in quarter cloth with marbled boards, leather spine label. Records the proceedings of the Virginia House of Delegates from January 7 to April 4, 1861-that is, in the months leading up to Virginia's secession from the Union on April 17thof that year. Although primarily concerned with routine matters of state legislation and appropriations, this volume also offers a fascinating glimpse of the deliberations that occurred as other southern states seceded and Virginians wrestled with conflicting impulses to help preserve the Union and to assert their common interests with the seceders. On the very first day of the session, the assembly resolved "that the Union being formed by the assent of the sovereign states respectively, and being consistent only with freedom and republican institutions guaranteed to each, cannot and ought not to be maintained by force. That the government of the Union has no power to declare or make war against any of the states which have been its constituent members...that when any one or more of the states has determined or shall determine, under existing circumstances, to withdraw from the Union, we are unalterably opposed to any attempt on the part of the federal government to coerce the same into reunion or submission, and that we will resist the same by all means in our power." Just a few days later (January 15), they appointed commissioners "to open a correspondence with the governments of all the states, to ascertain on what terms, if upon any, the Union can be preserved; and if it cannot, then upon what terms and with what states a new confederacy can be formed, which will secure to the people the full enjoyment of all their rights." The January 7th address of Governor John Letcher which appears at the end of the volume offers a lengthy and interesting analysis of the relations between the states and the federal government, grievances of the southern states against the north, and considerations for Virginia in charting its path forward. Letcher condemned South Carolina for taking action without consulting the other slaveholding states, but also opposed allowing Federal troops to move through Virginia to suppress the rebellion. He called for a national convention to discussion options for compromise, optimistic that concessions could be won on issues such as the expansion of slavery into the territories and the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act. A month after he delivered his address, delegates from 14 free states and 7 slaveholding states met at the Washington Peace Conference of 1861, but the compromises they recommended failed to win approval in Congress.

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        Die Lavini di S. Marco im Süd-Tyrol. Dante's Hölle XII. Gesang.

      Kunstler Wiener, Vienna, 1861. Litografia di dimensioni 42x32 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Diffusi segni di foxing. Veduta della nota ruina dantesca che si trova non lontano da Rovereto, luogo desolato che il poeta vide con i suoi occhi e menzionò nella Commedia (Inf. XII, vv. 4-5). La stampa si trova in Wiener Kunstler Album. Timbro a secco.\r\r\r

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