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        Sketching rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines

      First edition. 2 volumes. James Hogg & Sons. London. [1861]. 8vo. half title, title, xii, (1), 374pp; half title, title, viii, (1), 368pp. 2 hand coloured, tissue guarded plates, 18 tinted, tissue guarded plates. Later half calf, spine in six compartments with raised banding, gilt lettering, rules and motifs, marbled boards. All edges marbled. Victorian women travellers and naturalists on the Grand Tour. An eloquent and entertaining journal of the landscape of mountains, glaciers, avalanches, waterfalls; observations on the manners and customs of the people, the botany and natural history of Switzerland, Italy and France encountered on their travels, plus a first hand account of their ascent and rapid descent of the Erupting Vesuvius in December 1857, and the ensuing earthquake. Pine-Coffin 857

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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.

      8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 145, with a small double-page map mounted on the reverse of the front free endpaper, with a lithograph frontispiece of the author; recent half calf, marbled boards, gilt-lettered maroon leather labels.£2000 First edition (a London edition also appeared in the same year). 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 North America. Campbell initially travelled to England in early 1859. He then sailed from Liverpool to Lagos and then travelled 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, the pair concluded a treaty with the king and chiefs of the Egba, giving them the right to establish settlements within Egba territory. A Pilgrimage to my Motherland 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 himself did settle in Africa. With his wife and four children, he settled in Lagos in 1862, where he founded and published a newspaper, The Anglo-African, and was involved in numerous commercial, civic, and scientific ventures that contributed to the early development of Lagos.

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        The New Game of the Ascent of Mont Blanc

      

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        Map No. 1. From Fort Smith to the Rio Grande; from Explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War...

      Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. Map date 1853-54. [ 1861]. Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Two tears into image at left (longest 3 inches), a few creases, scattered light foxing, overall clean and bright, very good condition. A large, finely detailed map, covering a wide swath from Fort Smith Arkansas in the east, through Indian Territory and Texas, to Santa Fe New Mexico and the Rio Grande in the west. An early and particularly interesting mapping of Indian Territory. There is an inset map "Sketch of Rio Pecos at Anton Chico." Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys.

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        Tuileur général de la Franc-Maçonnerie ou Manuel de l'initié, contenant l'origine identique de l'écossisme et de Misraïm, la nomenclature de 75 maçonneries, 52 rites, 34 ordres dits maçonniques, 26 ordres androgynes, 6 académies maçonniques, etc. et de plus de 1400 grades.

      P., Teissier, (1861), in 8°, de 395 pp., pl. percal. bleue époque, p. de t. marron, infimes rousseurs et cachets sinon bon exemplaire. Rare et recherché. "Le plus rare de tous les ouvrages de Ragon et le plus intéressant... C'est le tuileur le plus complet qui existe, et il a l'avantage de renfermer une foule de notes et d'éclaircissements historiques et philosophiques. Il donne en outre de précieux renseignements sur plusieurs branches de la maç:. qui sont presque inconnues, telles que l'ordre des Fendeurs, du Palladium, des Mopses, des Feuillants, des Amazones, du Vaisseau, de la Chaîne, du Rite d'adoption de Cagliostro, du Souv:. Chap:. des Dames du Mont-Thabor, des chevaliers et des Dames Philocoréites ou amants du plaisir etc..." ¶ Caillet n°9105 - Dorbon n°3871 - Fesch, col.1120.

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        Oeuvres complètes... avec des extraits de Dauberton, et la classification de Cuvier. Insieme a: LACEPEDE. Histoire naturelle... comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons...

      Furne, 1861. Otto volumi di cm. 26, pp. 5.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto di Buffon in antiporta al primo volume e 161 tavole incise in rame su tavole fuori testo di maggiore grammatura, finemente colorate e gommate all'epoca. Elegante e solida legatura uniforme del tempo in mezza pelle verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche fioritura alle carte di testo che non interessa le tavole, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune soprattutto quando completo degli ultimi due volume con l'opera di Lacépède che viene spesso proposta come lavoro autonomo. Cfr. Nissen ZBI, 700.

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        REPORT UPON THE COLORADO RIVER OF THE WEST, EXPLORED IN 1857 AND 1858

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

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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 of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A. A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge.

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1861.. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, in five parts with an appendix. pp.131 [1]; 14 [2]; 154 [6]; 30 [2]; 6 [2]; 32. With two folding maps by Frederick von Egloffstein, 14 lithographs and engraved plates, eight chromolithograhic plates, eight folding panoramas, three plates of fossil illustrations, and numerous woodcuts. Collated: all present. In recent black half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and original embossed black cloth pasted to boards. Gilt decoration to upper board. Light even browning throughout. Some repairs to large folding maps to prelims. Some damage to pp.5/6, not affecting text. Original cloth quite heavily worn. Very good overall. The account of a 550 mile voyage from the mouth of the Colorado to Fortification Rock, conducted in the author's own self-built steamboat the 'Explorer'. Including important early maps of the Colorado by Frederick von Egloffstein, as well as a Geological Report by J. S. Newburry; a section on Botany by Professors Gray, Torrey, Thurber and Dr. Engelmann; and a section on Zoology by Professor S. F. Baird.

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

      Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office. 1861. Senate Edition. Cloth bound volume, 11.25 x 9 inches, in five parts: General Report (131 pp); Hydrographic Report (14 pp); Geological Report (154 pp.); Botany (30 pp); Zoology (6 pp); Appendices. Triangular water stain on plates running from the free edge to page bottom; 5.5 inches along the diagonal. Cover and first two dozen pages detached, as are the two maps and the plate entitled Profile of Route. Discoloration and tears to several of these pages; one very short tear to each map. Front cover and spine badly abraded. A pair of tinted geological maps called for not present in Part III. The damp stain to the plates is a conundrum, as the text pages adjacent appear virtually undamaged. It is almost as if the plates were damaged prior to binding--admittedly an unlikely scenario. Equally strange, the eight scenic panoramas and the frontispiece maps, the work of F. W. v. Egloffstein, are likewise undamaged. (Additional artwork by Heinrich Möllhausen.) There are seven color lithographic plates of indigenous Native Americans: the Cocopa, Yuma, Moqui, Navajo, etc. The volume is in poor condition, given the problems cited above. However, once past the first two dozen pages, the single remaining fault is the water stain that appears on plates throughout the volume.

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        Golden Treasury, The

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. "Not Just a Book - But a Monument" Beautifully Bound by W. Root & Son [ROOT & SON, binders]. PALGRAVE, Francis Turner. The Golden Treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language. Selected and arranged with notes by Francis Turner Palgrave. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. First edition. Small octavo (6 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 151 x 105 mm.). [xii], 332 pp. Bound ca. 1900 by W. Root & Son (stamp signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Full dark blue morocco, each cover decoratively bordered with a double gilt frame enclosing long lines of pointille work and sixteen inlaid small red morocco dots. Front cover with an elaborate design, within the double gilt border of ornate flowers and stems with fine gilt pointille work. twelve of the flowers have an inlaid red morocco center. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, six of the flowers having a total of another twenty circular red morocco inlays. Gilt ruled board edges and multi gilt ruled turn-ins. Blue silk liners and end-leaves, top edge gilt. Original cloth covers bound in at end. With the the circular leather bookplate of Robert Ludlow Fowler (noted landscape artist and architect) and the armorial bookplate of Bronson Winthrop on front liner. A very attractive and fine binding on the scarce first edition of Palgrave's famed "Golden Treasury". This is "not just a book but a monument. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language, edited by Francis Turner Palgrave, first appeared in 1861, and it quickly came to define Victorian taste in poetry. Palgrave sifted 300 years of English verse, from the Elizabethans to the Romantics, for poems that embodied his timeless ideal of lyric poetry: 'neither modern nor ancient, but true in all ages, and like the works of Creation, perfect as on the first day.' "Palgrave's Golden Treasury, as it came to be known, was as influential as any anthology ever published. It not only decided which poems the literate Briton should know; it embodied a whole conception of poetry that is still a large part of what we mean by 'poetic.' Palgrave poetry is sincere, direct, and beautiful; it approximates song rather than speech; it deals with the most sweeping subjects-in particular, love, death, and nature-rather than the merely personal and local. Palgrave poetry is almost never urban, ironic, obscure, or verbally ambiguous" (Adam Kirsh, Palgrave's Revenge. Slate, Nov. 2, 2002). The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz.

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        The Spectator

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1861. A new edition, carefully revised in six volumes; with prefaces historical and biographical by Alexander Chalmers, A. M. 6 volumes, octavo (225 x 140 mm). Contemporary dark brown calf, burgundy and black morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments separated by flat bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Pages nice and clean, boards slightly marked, an excellent set. The Spectator was one of the first British periodicals, originally published daily in 1711 and 1712. Appealing to the growing numbers of middle class traders and shop keepers in London, Addison estimated it to have been read by a tenth of the city's population, primarily in coffee shops. The content was innovative and made the gentlemanly culture of letters accessible to a wide audience for the first time. The Spectator was reprinted in book form many times and remained popular through the 19th century.

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        The Spectator. A new edition, carefully revised in six volumes; with prefaces historical and biographical by Alexander Chalmers, A. M.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1861 - 6 volumes, octavo (225 x 140 mm). Contemporary dark brown calf, burgundy and black morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments separated by flat bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Pages nice and clean, boards slightly marked, an excellent set. The Spectator was one of the first British periodicals, originally published daily in 1711 and 1712. Appealing to the growing numbers of middle class traders and shop keepers in London, Addison estimated it to have been read by a tenth of the city's population, primarily in coffee shops. The content was innovative and made the gentlemanly culture of letters accessible to a wide audience for the first time. The Spectator was reprinted in book form many times and remained popular through the 19th century.

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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 of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A. A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge.

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1861 - FIRST EDITION. Quarto, in five parts with an appendix. pp.131 [1]; 14 [2]; 154 [6]; 30 [2]; 6 [2]; 32. With two folding maps by Frederick von Egloffstein, 14 lithographs and engraved plates, eight chromolithograhic plates, eight folding panoramas, three plates of fossil illustrations, and numerous woodcuts. Collated: all present. In recent black half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and original embossed black cloth pasted to boards. Gilt decoration to upper board. Light even browning throughout. Some repairs to large folding maps to prelims. Some damage to pp.5/6, not affecting text. Original cloth quite heavily worn. Very good overall. The account of a 550 mile voyage from the mouth of the Colorado to Fortification Rock, conducted in the author's own self-built steamboat the 'Explorer'. Including important early maps of the Colorado by Frederick von Egloffstein, as well as a Geological Report by J. S. Newburry; a section on Botany by Professors Gray, Torrey, Thurber and Dr. Engelmann; and a section on Zoology by Professor S. F. Baird. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On Translating Homer, Three Lectures Given at Oxford; [with:] On Translating Homer, Last Words, a Lecture Given at Oxford.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts,, 1861 & 1862. Octavo, 2 works. The 1861 work bound by Westleys in original green cloth, floral frame stamped in blind to covers, titles to spine gilt, brown coated endpapers with advertisments to pastedowns. The 1862 work in original blue cloth, decorative frame stamped in blind to covers, titles to spine gilt, black coated endpapers. Ownership inscription in pencil to front free endpaper of 1861 work and front free binder's blank of 1862 work. Spine sunned to the earlier work with light bumps to extremities, slight wear to spine ends; a very good copy. Spine lightly toned to later work, with slightly soiled boards and minimal wear to spine ends; still an excellent copy. First editions. Primarily known for his poetry this was Arnold's first published criticism, "Here, taking the translation of the Iliad by F. W. Newman, brother of the theologian, as his main target, Arnold pilloried the tendency of learning to degenerate into antiquarianism and pedantry" (ODNB). With the book label of English poet John Drinkwater to the front pastedown of On Translating Homer, Last Words and his ownership inscription in ink to the front free binder's blank, dated 1920. In 1923 Drinkwater published some correspondence of Arnold's with fellow poet Robert Browning in the literary journal The Cornhill Magazine. Both quite scarce, especially the first, and particularly desirable together in the original cloth.

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        Kopierbuch. Handschriftliche, eigemhändige Kopien der Korrespondenz des Generals Falkenhayn.

      Kopierbuch (so auf Deckel). Rückenschild 1/4 fehlend. Zunächst Register mit alphabetischen Reitern. Dieses nicht ausgefüllt. Danach folgen die handschriftlichen Briefkopien auf dünnem Durchschlagpapier. Scheinbar fehlen drei erste Seiten. Nr. 94 (7/8/19) ohne Nummernstempel, dann gestempelte Nummerierung in der rechten oberen Ecke von 95 bis 500. Davon bis Nr. 469 (30.5.20) beschrieben. Alle Briefe mit Unterschrift Falkenhayn (mal mit von, mal General der Infanterie, mal nur Erich). Erster Teil mit Absender Berlin, Königin-Augusta-Straße, dann Potsdam, Lindstedt, Wildpark. Brief an (Auswahl): (Hugo) von Freytag(-Loringhoven) Mittler und Sohn, Vogtländer Verlag Hofmarschallamt Landrat in Nauen Hans Delbrück Deutsch-Nationalen Jugendbund Potsdam Zahlungsanweisungen an seine Banken Reichspräsidenten (Ebert) Wilhelm II. Kircheisen Reichsarchiv Kameke Pfafferott u. v. a. Erich Georg Anton von Falkenhayn (* 11. September 1861 in Burg Belchau 8. April 1922 in Schloss Lindstedt bei Potsdam) war ein preußischer General der Infanterie, osmanischer Marschall und im Ersten Weltkrieg preußischer Kriegsminister sowie Chef des Großen Generalstabs. (Wikipedia)

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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 of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A. A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge.

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1861.. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, in five parts with an appendix. pp.131 [1]; 14 [2]; 154 [6]; 30 [2]; 6 [2]; 32. With two folding maps by Frederick von Egloffstein, 14 lithographs and engraved plates, eight chromolithograhic plates, eight folding panoramas, three plates of fossil illustrations, and numerous woodcuts. Collated: all present. In recent black half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and original embossed black cloth pasted to boards. Gilt decoration to upper board. Light even browning throughout. Some repairs to large folding maps to prelims. Some damage to pp.5/6, not affecting text. Original cloth quite heavily worn. Very good overall. The account of a 550 mile voyage from the mouth of the Colorado to Fortification Rock, conducted in the author's own self-built steamboat the 'Explorer'. Including important early maps of the Colorado by Frederick von Egloffstein, as well as a Geological Report by J. S. Newburry; a section on Botany by Professors Gray, Torrey, Thurber and Dr. Engelmann; and a section on Zoology by Professor S. F. Baird.

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        Originele foto met signatuur (1861).

      - Ovale foto (grootste maten 210 x 160 mm, beeldformaat max. 95 x 87 mm) op karton geplakt, waaronder de koning in potlood schreef: 'Het Loo 8 Februarij 1861' gevolgd door zijn handtekening, 'Willem'. Aan de achterkant met rond etiketje: 'R. Severin de Dusseldorf/ Photographe de plusieurs Cours/ Noordeinde 109 à La Haye'. Vooral aan de achterzijde is het karton ongelijk verbruind. De foto heeft enkele kleine vlekjes en krasjes. De ondertekening is een beetje vaag.* Grote afdruk van een foto die zeer kort daarvoor was genomen: Koning Willem III liet zich begin 1861 door Severin fotograferen. De in 1839 geboren fotograaf had zich in september 1860 aan het Noordeinde gevestigd. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Uncommercial Traveller

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition. Half-Leather. 12mo, 264 pages, 32 pages of ads at rear, dated December 1860. Bound by Reviere in 3/4 red morocco over cloth; raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt; top edge gilt; marbled end papers. Original cloth bound in at rear; unobtrusive professional repair to upper joint; internally clean. A very good copy, with slight darkening to spine.

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        Les Fleurs du Mal

      

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        Voyage à Terre-Neuve

      First edition.Small lacks to head and to foot of the joints, angular lacks to the covers, colportage stamp to the title page, internally good with practically no foxing.Rare. Hachette & Cie Paris 1861 12x19cm broché

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        Histoire de la Bibliophilie. Reliures. Recherches sur les Bibliothèques des plus Célèbres Amateurs. Armorial des Bibliophiles

      Librairie Techener, Paris. 1861-64. Folio, published in 10 parts, 50 fine etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, including the rare 3 plates of coats of arms, printed front wrapper to fascicle 10 preserved, cont. morocco-backed marbled boards, a little scuffed, uncut. "Sumptuous folio... edited by the leading Paris booksellers Techener, father and son, with fifty faithfully etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, reproducing bindings of royal and other famous provenances; many of these formed part of their stock and were for sale... There can be no doubt that Libri's and the Techeners' work provided an enormous stimulus to the study of old bookbindings. All at once, bookbindings were in the air, and began being more widely written about.". Extremely rare. Mejer 606, Schmidt-Kunsemuller 1527, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding 29. None of these call for the 3 plates of coats of arms. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.

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        Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae. Vols 1-38

      St. Petersburg: 1861-1908. 38 vols, plain + col plates. Hardback. Finely bound in 30 vols, half morocco, raised bands to spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Also included are vols 40-41 (bound as above) + 42 pts 1-3, bound in buckram Rare important early Russian entomological journal. Contains papers on insects and arachnids mainly in French or German. Some fine hand coloured engraved plates in the early volumes

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        Civil War Union Documents; Lincoln Meets with South Carolina Commissioners Re: Charleston & Fort Sumter

      1861 - February of 1861 President Abraham Lincoln Meets with South Carolina Commissioners Re: Charleston & Fort SumterFebruary 27, 1861-Dated Civil War Official US House of Representative Report, Relative to the Correspondence Between President Lincoln and Commissioners for the State of South Carolina, Choice Near Mint February 27, 1861-Dated, Important historical Civil War content US House of Representative Report, 8.75" x 5.5", 12 pages, Report No. 88, 36 Congress, Session 2, House of Representatives. Bound nicely in new acid free modern wrap with label for preservation. Concerns the Commissioners from South Carolina who have come North to meet with President Lincoln. They are demanding that the United States remove all Federal troops from in and around Charleston and if Fort Sumter is surrendered it would not be fired upon, and much more. "Resolved, That in the opinion of this House the President had no constitutional power to negotiate with the representatives of the Sate of South Carolina for the surrender of any public property with the limits of that State, and that it is inexpedient for Congress to take any further action in relation thereto."

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        Guide dans les Alpes du Dauphiné. Vallée d'Allevard. Son établissemt thermal, etc., propriétés des eaux d'Uriage et de la Motte.

      Grenoble, Alph. Merle, 1861. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 9 planches hors-texte, dont une, très réussie, montre un crétin. Peret, Guide des livres sur la montagne 3204 : "Peu courant." Avec dans la même reliure, du même auteur : - Allevard. De l'action thérapeutique de l'eau sulfureuse et iodée d'Allevard dans les affections chroniques de la poitrine et principalement dans la phtisie, dans les maladies de la peau; les blessures par armes à feu et les maladies syphilitiques, recherches physiologiques et chimiques sur la composition de l'air des salles d'inhalation de vapeurs sulfureuses et du gaz sulphydrique de l'établissement thermal d'Allevard. Grenoble, Merle, s. d. In-12 de (4), 188 pp. Relié avec : - Guide de l'étranger et du baigneur aux eaux d'Allevard et dans ses montagnes. Grenoble, Vve Rigaudin, 1880. VIII, 5 à 202 pp. Avec dans la même reliure, du même auteur : - Etude clinique des eaux sulfureuses et iodées d'Allevard. Paris, Masson, 1883. In-8 de 166 pp., 4 planches h.-t. - Recherches expérimentales sur la composition de l'air des chambres des phtisiques et des salles d'inhalation d'Allevard, au double point de vue de la transmission de la tuberculose et de sa curabilité, de leurs effets curatifs dans la laryngite, la pharyngite et la bronchite chronique. Vichy, Wallon, 1888. 30 p. - Etude clinique des eaux sulfureuses d'Allevard (Isère) et de ses salles d'inhalation gazeuse. Vichy, Wallon, 1889. 94, (2) pp. Illustrations in-texte. *****. 2 volumes in-12 et un vol. in-8. Collation : VIII, 309, (3) pp., 9 planches h.-t. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Signed Autograph Manuscript. An extract from Paul the Pope and Paul the Friar , Adolphus Trollope's historical novel first published in 1860. Signed 'T. Adolphus Trollope' and dated May 6th, 1861.

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

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        Edith, the Captive; or, The Robbers of Epping Forest. By the Author of "Jane Brightwell". FIRST EDITION? 2 vols.

      (John Dicks.) [1861-62] Illus. by F. Gilbert & G.F. Sargent. 2 vols in 1 in later half dark green calf; spine faded and mislettered Erryn. A v.g. clean copy.Ono 549. In 104 pts, bound with both titlepages; the text in two columns. Gutters reveal the Author as Malcolm J. Errym, the pseudonym of Rymer, but this volume is too tightly bound to read all the information. On better quality paper.

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        Gesamtansicht von Norden ('Werdohl a/d Lenne von der Borghelle aufgenommen').

      - Farblithographie v. A. Lüttmann in Düsseldorf b. Elkan & Co. (vormals Arnz & Co.) in Düsseldorf, n. 1861, 31 x 42,5 Westfalia Picta, Band II, WP 80/2/193. - Nur eine von 2 bekannten Ansichten. - Extrem selten!

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        The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition: an account of the crossing the continent of Australia, from Cooper's Creek to Carpentaria. Reprinted from "The Argus".

      Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861. Octavo, pp. iv, 32 (double column); bound without wrappers in modern morocco gilt. Very scarce: one of the early impressions of this important pamphlet account of the expedition drawn from the original Melbourne Argus reports. It was reprinted many times between November 1861 and January 1862.This is identified as an early issue, and probably the first, by the two misprints in the second column on page 25: "Fred. Mueller" for "Ferd."; "explanaions" for "explanations".'The largest, the most expensive and the worst-led expedition yet seen in Australia, the Victorian Exploring Expedition became a symbol of inter-colonial rivalry. There can be little doubt that the prime objective of the expedition when it set out in August 1860 was to beat Stuart's South Australian expedition to the north coast at any cost. And a high cost it was... ' (Wantrup). In good condition.

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        Notes on the Management of Chronometers and the Measurement of Meridian Distances.

      London: J.D. Potter, 1861. Octavo, xvi, 228 pp., including appendices and tables. New edition, revised and considerably expanded. The work includes important statistical tables from the north Australian survey conducted by HMS Fly under the command of Francis Blackwood between 1842-1846: the author, Shadwell, served on the Australian Station on Fly, which is why many of the concrete examples he uses here derive from that voyage, but he also consulted all manner of other sources, among which the appendix to the Beagle voyage was clearly uppermost.The accuracy of the bearings obtained during the Fly survey were clearly considered first rate for inclusion in this book. Indeed, modern charts of the Barrier Reef and Coral Sea still bear some of Blackwood's sailing directions. The voyage of the Fly heralded a new era of exactitude for the publication of Admiralty charts, and Ingleton comments that 'the expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission'. Furthermore, scientific information gleaned during the voyage was most informative in an era when the formation of coral reefs attracted the curiosity of brilliant naturalists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace.The preface states this edition has been expanded by some 70 pages, and includes vital information derived from the Recherches Chronométriques published by the Ministry of the Marine in Paris. Joints and extremities a bit rubbed, otherwise fine.

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        Pen and Pencil Reminiscences of the Campaign in South Africa

      

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

      - Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, der Abzug am rechten Rand etwas blass [die Abbildung täuscht, übertreibt hier etwas], sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und wohl erstes Foto des erst 1861 fertiggestellten Belvederes überhaupt. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive, darunter dieses, wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 28ff - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo., S. 55. 2000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Introduction to the Trochphyilidae, or family of Humming-Birds.

      London: printed for the author, 1861. Octavo; in the original crimson cloth. This octavo edition of Gould's Humming-Birds was prepared as part of the process of editing and checking the material for the folio edition. Gould described it as 'an introduction to, and a revision of, the general'. It was printed privately in very limited numbers by John Gould for circulation amongst his scientific colleagues.This is John Ruskin's copy, inscribed to him by Gould. A fine copy.

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

      London. Illustrated London News. 1861. Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. Full year (January-December) 1861 of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 622pp and 678pp, Index to Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX, 16 1/4 x 11 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). BOTH VOLUMES MISSING COLOR ENGRAVINGS and Volume I missing sheets 169/170 and 283/284. Cover extremities rubbed and lightly soiled, splits to spine, front joints cracking but attached, leather starting to perish; foxing and creasing to endpapers, occasional light soiling and small foxed areas. Despite these faults this is a handsome set in identical binding with interiors in very good, tight condition. January to June: FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days before and after the outbreak of war in America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: The Secession Movement, Charleston 87; Sketches in Charleston, South Carolina 94; Map of Charleston Harbor 129; Slave Auction in Richmond, Virginia 139; Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor: the Secession Flag Flying 194; A Barber's Shop at Richmond, Virginia 207; Portrait of President Jefferson Davis 231, 248; full-figure portrait of General Winfield Scott 247; the Crowd at Baltimore Waiting for Mr. Lincoln 266; President Lincoln delivering his Inaugural Address 99; Slavery: Images in Baltimore and New Orleans 307; A Scene in the Hall of Representatives, Washington 310; Loading Cotton on the Alabama River 423; Fort Sumter: Guns Bearing on Fort Moultrie 435; Views on the Potomac Below Washington 459; Baltimore and Ohio Railway: Tray Run Viaduct 466; The "Union" Mass Meeting in Union Square NY 471; Harper's Ferry, Virginia 479; Birdseye View of the City of Washington (Double Page) 486-487; the War Excitement in New York 498; Forts Monroe and Smith 499; Reading the War News: Broadway, NY 563; The 5th Regiment of New York Zouaves 567; View of Harper's Ferry, Virginia 571; Civil War in Virginia 574-575; Moonlight Scene on the Ohio River 583; Camp Kitchen of the New York Regiment 599. Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Pekin in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin's Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Pekin 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390. July to December: A RUNNING FEATURE: The Queen's Visit to Ireland; Progress of the International Exhibition's Construction. CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT DECEMBER 21: Heavily Illustrated pre-Christmas number. FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days leading up to and following the outbreak of war in America (Civil War) as well as articles on the American South, including: Attack on the Pickets of the Garibaldi Guard (Front Page) 47; the Long Bridge Over the Potomac Guarded by US Artillery; Capture of US' Dragoon by Guerrilla Horsemen (Front Page) 71; Fugitive Slaves 83; Review of Federal Troops by President Lincoln 111; Sketches from Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Capital 127; Fight at Hainsville, on the Upper Potomac 143; Annotated Map of the District of Columbia 144; Confederate Prisoners (Front Page) 151; Carolinian Pickets Pursued by Federal Troups 155; Attack at Bull Run 167; Engagement Between a NY and Alabama Regiment 226; Map: Richmond Virginia 261; Texas Rangers Reconnoitering (Front Page) 263; Quartermaster's Department Killing Bullocks 271; Union Troops Attacking Confederate Prisoners in Washington 283; Confederates Trapping a Boat's Crew 303; Chain Bridge Across the Potomac above Georgetown 362; Bringing in the Federal Wounded 363; Fort Ocracoke and A Confederate Deserter 411; General Mclellan Occupying the Confederate Position at Munson's Hill 438; Punishment Drill in the Federal Camp 467; Cutting Off a Confederate Dispatch Galley on the Potomac 470; View of St. Joe, Missouri 491; The Fight at Ball's Bluff, Upper Potomac (Front Page) 511; Federalist Retreat from Ball's Bluff 514; Destruction of the Federal Merchantman Harvey Birch by the Confederate War-Sloop Nashville (Front Page) 535; Federal Picket on the Potomac etc. 567, 570, 571; The Seizure of Confederate Copmmissioners on Board the British Mail-Steamer 583; British Controversy over the Seizure (Front Page) 591; Mississippians Passing in Review Before General Beauregard 610; Torchlight Procession Ho.

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        J.M. Stuart's Exploration, 1860 Ordered by the House of Assembly to be printed, 7th June, 1861. Diary of J.M. Stuart, Esq., of an Exploratory Trip towards the North-West Coast of Australia, during the period from 2nd March to 3rd September, 1860 [drop title].

      Adelaide: Ordered by the House of Assembly to be printed, 1861. Folio, printed on blue paper, 24 pp.; with a large two-sheet folding map; neatly bound in later cloth, a fine copy from the collection of Rodney Davidson, with his bookplate. Rare official printing of John Macdouall Stuart's journal of his fourth expedition through central Australia, noteworthy for the discovery of the Finke River, Macdonnell Ranges and the geographical centre of the Australian continent.The expedition followed the disbanding of Stuart's party, which had assembled for prospecting in the Davenport Range. After finding no gold the men rebelled and were paid of in Chambers Creek. Shortly afterwards, on 2 March 1860, Stuart set off into the vast wilderness with two companions, William Kekwick and Benjamin Head. The party lost important provisions to flooding and suffered terribly from scurvy and malnutrition; indeed Stuart lost the use of his right eye. They discovered the Finke River and Macdonnell Ranges before ascertaining the exact centre of the continent on 22 April 1860.Stuart writes 'To-day I find, from my observation of the sun... that I am now camped in the centre of Australia. About two and a half miles to the N.N.E. is a high mount. I wish it had been in the centre. I shall go to it to-morrow and build a cone of stones, plant the British flag, and name it Central Mount Stuart. We have been in search of permanent water all day, but cannot find any... '. For the following month they searched fruitlessly for water, frustrating plans for further travels to the north-west. Rains in May allowed a dash to Tennant's Creek and two months later the group, now emaciated with hunger and fatigue, returned to Chambers Creek. Stuart, Keckwick and Head received a heroes welcome in Adelaide, their discovery of the exact centre of Australia prompting the South Australia government of to fund Stuart's next expedition to cross the continent in direct competition with Burke and Wills.Published as House of Assembly paper 65 of 1861.

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

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

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        [MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE DE MEDECINE LEGALE].

      Strasbourg (puis Nancy), 1861-1887. ____ Notes prises par Gabriel Tourdes pour ses cours de médecine légale donnés de 1861 à 1887 à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg. Gabriel Tourdes (1810-1900) compte parmi les fondateurs de la médecine légale. Il a été le successeur de Foderé à la Chaire de médecine légale de Strasbourg. On trouve dans ce volume un feuillet sténographié contenant le plan du cours, (qu'il devait être distribué aux étudiants), et à la suite, plusieurs pages manuscrites de Tourdes contenant la matière de ce cours, avec, à l'occasion des comptes rendus d'autopsie. Ce volume lui a aussi servi de cahiers de notes, par exemple, il a recopié sa "Réponse à une lettre de Lacassagne". En tête, sur plusieurs feuillets, il y a un index des matières traitées. Il y a 4 feuillets sténographiés portant des illustrations et quelques croquis dessinés à la plume dans le texte. Le nom de Tourdes apparaît sur un feuillet imprimé du premier cours et on trouve aussi des références à ses propres publications : "mon article Anesthésie, Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales". (p 59). Titre doré au dos de la reliure : "Feuillets de médecine légale". Reliure frottée et feuillets en partie déboîtés.*****. In-8. [218 x 135 mm] Collation : 394 pp. [notées 348]. Demi-basane verte. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Comprehensive History of England; Civil and Military, Religious, Intellectual, and Social, from the Earliest Period to the Supression of the Sepoy Revolt. 4 Bände. Illustrated by above one thousand engravings. Zusätzlich jeweils 1 Titelblattvignette und 1 ganzseitiger Holzschnitt gegenüber dem Haupttitelblatt.

      London, Blackie and Son, 1861. 1. Ausgabe. XV, 848 S. / X, 800 S. / X, 872 S. / X, 916 S. mit Index für die gesamte Ausgabe. Gr.-8°. Ledereinbände der Zeit mit reicher Vergoldung, Deckelblindprägungen, Kantenvergoldungen, marmorierten Schnitten und Vorsätzen und handumstochenen Kapitalbändern. An einigen Stellen leicht beschabt. Sonst gutes und ansehnliches Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Mandarin and Son.

      No date. (circa1861). Albumen studio portrait showing a Chinese man dressed as a mandarin, seated, with his son standing beside him in a casual pose. 27.5 x 20cm. Matted. Photograph a little creased in places with three repaired holes and a small closed tear. Miller's signature in the negative lower left corner, separate caption torn with a little loss. American photographer Milton Miller spent only a relatively short period of time in East Asia (1859 - 1863) but even so he established a name for his portraits of Chinese officials, businessmen and their families. His memorable images are important and Miller's place in the history of photography is recognised by Terry Bennett (History of Photography in China 1842-1860). "Milton Miller was arguably the best portrait photographer in nineteenth-century China. His subjects are never stilted and he tried to tease out the personality of each sitter - often succeeding with such intense immediacy that for a moment or two the intervening 150 years melt away, leaving us feeling wholly engaged, slightly unnerved." An accurate description one feels when viewing this photograph of a Mandarin and Son.However Wu Hung argues that Milton Miller's famous portraits were not all they seemed. On investigating Milton Miller's images carefully, Professor Wu has found that many of the sitters appear not only in a number of photographs but as members of different official ranks, something that would have been inconceivable in Qing China. Rather than being accurate portraits of the Chinese well-to-do of late Qing China as these photographs were believed to be, photographs such as this are examples of a new style of portraiture that is neither Chinese nor Western. Rather they are a fascinating mixture of "local visual norms, Western expectations, and the photographers personal ambitions in a hybrid form". A form of portraiture which has had a wide and long influence on perceptions of China in the West. (Inventing a "Chinese Portrait Style in Early Photography. The Case of Milton Miller" - Wu Hung published in "Brush & Shutter". Getty 2011.) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155332).

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        Perpetuum Mobile; or, a History of the Search for Self-Motive Power, from the 13th to the 19th Century [Author's own copy]. Illustrated from various authentic Sources, in Papers, Essays, Letters, Paragraphs, and numerous Patent Specifications.

      E. & F.N. Spon,, 1861. First Edition. London, E. & F.N. Spon, 1861. Small Octavo. Frontispiece, XLI, 558 pages. Hardcover / Full leather with gilt lettering and rich ornament on spine and boards. All edges gilt. The author's own copy with his bookplate to the pastedown. Henry Dircks must have given his special bound "author's copy" away because the endpaper bears his inscription: "Dr.Waggett - With the author's compliments - May 1862". Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Includes the following chapters: Mathematics opposed to perpetual motion / Perpetual Motion defined / Inventions of the Marquis of Worcester and Councillor Orffyreus / Patents of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century / Early Papers from the Philosophical Transactions and Sir Robert Boyle - also the Paris Academy of Sciences with Notices of Communications to the Academy (1837-1856) / Remarks on Perpetual Motion derived from treatises on Natural Philosophy / Papers from Early Scientific and other Journals / With an Appendix: From "Theatrum Machinarum Generale" by Jacob Leupold / From John Bernoulli's works, 1742 / List of Belgian Patents 1854 to 1857 / Fictitious perpetual motions at the Polytechnic Institution / Professor Airy on certain conditions under which Perpetual Motion is possible // nnHenry Dircks FRSE FCS (26 August 1806 ? 17 September 1873) was an English engineer who is considered to have been the main designer of the projection technique known as Pepper's ghost in 1858. It is named after John Henry Pepper who implemented a working version of the device in 1862. Dircks also investigated attempts at the invention of a perpetual motion device, writing that those who sought to create such a thing were "half-learned" or "totally ignorant". Dircks was born in Liverpool on 26 August 1806.nnHe was apprenticed to a mercantile firm and spent much of his free time studying practical mechanics, chemistry, and literature. Around the mid-1820s he began lecturing about chemistry and electricity while writing literary articles in the local press and scientific papers in the Mechanics' Magazine and other journals. In 1837 he became a life member of the British Association, and afterwards contributed papers to its proceedings. Two years later he wrote a pamphlet regarding a proposed union of mechanics' and literary institutions. He also wrote a short treatise entitled "Popular Education, a series of Papers on the Nature, Objects, and Advantages of Mechanics' Institutions", first printed in Liverpool in 1840.nnHe became a practical engineer, conducting railway, canal, and mining works, before progressing to the role of consulting engineer. He continued to investigate technologies and invent new devices, taking out several patents between 1840 and 1857. Dircks joined the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and other scientific bodies. In 1867 he was elected a full Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposer being William John McQuorn Rankine. In 1868 he was given an honorary degree (LL.D.) from Tusculum College in Tennessee. Dircks died in Brighton on 17 September 1873. (Wikipedia)n

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        Great Expectations

      

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