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        Poésie : Sisina. - Le voyage. - L'albatros

      Published before its first edition. This poem were published in 1861 in the second edition, first in part, of the "Fleurs du mal".Small stains to covers, two pale angular dampstain to head, all over the book.An outstandingly rare copy. In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année. Paris 10 Avril 1859 16x24,5cm broché

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        Richard Wagner et Tannhauser à Paris.

      Paris, Dentu, 1861. ____ Edition originale. Elle provient de la bibliothèque de Stéphane Mallarmé avec sa jolie signature sur le feuillet de garde à la suite de la couverture imprimée. On lit dans une lettre de Mallarmé de 1885 : "Je vais fort étudier le volume de Wagner, un de ces livres que j'ai dû lire, à toute heure depuis quinze ans, sans le faire, trop le nez sur mon papier." Les éditeurs de la correspondance s'interrogent dans la note qui suit : "Il est regrettable qu'on ne sache pas de quel volume il s'agit, car c'est là que Mallarmé a dû se documenter, en partie pour son 'Richard Wagner, Rêverie d'un poète français' qu'il allait publier dans 'La revue wagnérienne'. ... Etait-ce le livre de R. Wagner lui-même ... Ou peut-être le livre d'E. Schuré, le Drame musical. ... Mallarmé avait certainement lu de près l'article de Baudelaire, 'Richard Wagner et Tanhäuser à Paris', où le problème de la musique et des lettres est posé fort nettement déjà." (Correspondance, recueillie par Henri Mondor et Lloyd James Austin, Tome II p. 289). Cet ouvrage de la bibliothèque de Mallarmé est demeuré inconnu jusqu'à aujourd'hui et n'est jamais passé en vente publique. Le seul autre ouvrage connu de Baudelaire, ayant appartenu à Mallarmé, sont les "Fleurs du mal", adjugées récemment 363 000 €. Autre provenance : ex-libris gravé du comte Justinien Nicolas Clary (1816-1896), militaire et homme politique sous le Second Empire. Deux très petits manques à la couverture. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : portrait, 70 pp. Demi-percaline bleue à coins, dos orné, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure de la fin du XIXe siècle.).

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        Drei Jahre in Amerika 1859-1862.

      3 Tle in 2 Bänden. Mit 1 Stahlstichportrait. XIII, 384 S. VI, 1 Bl., 168 S., VIII, 69 S., 1 Bl., 132 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Sabin 4698 Howes B 351 Wagner-C. 380. - Seltene und einzige Ausgabe der im Selbstverlag erschienenen Reisebeschreibung des strenggläudigen jüdischen Hannoveraner. - "On considerable interest on California, the Mormons and the Northwest." (Howes). "A good part of Benjamins three years was spent in the eastern United States, investigating the history and condition of Jews in North America. He came to the San Francisco area via Panama and then to the Pacific Northwest. He returned overland in 1861 by way of Salt Lake. Benjamins fascination with the Mormons is reflected in Part II of Volume III." (Wagner-C.). - Eine Gelenk etwas angerissen. Durchgehend feuchtfleckig. Titel und letztes Blatt jeweils mit hebräischem Besitzstempel.

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        Plan of Battersea Park.

      Day & Son Lithographers to the Queen,, London, 1861 - Rare large-scale plan of Battersea Park Lithographed plan dissected and mounted on linen, folds between contemporary brown cloth boards with handwritten title label, marbled paper to the inner cover and folded end section. An attractive large scale plan of Battersea Park oriented with north to the lower edge and showing gardens, drives and the lake.The park was opened by Queen Victoria in 1858. Prior to 1846, the area was known as Battersea Fields and it was a popular spot for duelling: the Duke of Wellington fought a famous duel there in 1829 against the Earl of Winchilsea, who had written a letter accusing Wellington of trying to undermine the British constitution by passing the Catholic Relief Act, which relaxed Britain?Äôs anti-Catholic laws. It was laid out by Sir James Pennethorne and James Gibson between 1846 and 1864, and soon became home to football and cricket games.Scarce; we are only able to trace one institutional copy, which is kept at the National Archives in Kew.Scale: 1 inch to 100 feet. 734 by 120mm. (29 by 4.75 inches).

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        A Requiem in Memory of Ellsworth (Sheet Music)

      New York: Firth, Pond & Co, 1861. First Edition. Sheet Music. Very Good. An uncommon piece of sheet music honoring Colonel E. E. Ellsworth that features a full-length portrait in the center of the front cover surrounded by eight detailed vignettes. From a privately bound home collection so with a rough left edge. 8 pages including the cover. Clean with three small light spots and a small music store stamp on the front cover. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, was the Commanding Officer of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Zouave unit. He was killed shortly after his regiment arrived in Washington and began the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. While securing Alexandria, Ellsworth noticed a Confederate Flag flying above an inn. Ellsworth assisted by three of his men climbed to the roof and Ellsworth cut down the flag. On their way back downstairs, Ellsworth was killed by a shotgun blast to his chest. Corporal Francis Brownell immediately killed the innkeeper who had shot Ellsworth. As of 2016, 16 are held by institutions per OCLC; none in the trade and no auction results at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub.

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        London from the South Side of the Thames.

      1861 - London, 1861. Wood engraving, printed area 520 x 1330mm. Binding folds flattened. A very detailed 'balloon-view' of London, engraved by Robert Loudan after Thomas Sulman. Taken from a point above Kennington, it shows the Thames from the Houses of Parliament to St Katherine's Dock the year before the passing of the Thames Embankment bill that led to the building of the Victoria & Albert Embankments. On the north side of the Thames landmarks include Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, the Clock Tower of Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, Monument and the Tower of London, with Regent's Park, Hampstead and Highgate in the distance. On the south side of the Thames are Lambeth Palace, Bethlem Royal Hospital (now the Imperial War Museum), Waterloo Station, St George's Circus and Elephant & Castle.

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        Collection of 36 albumen prints].[Mexico, ca. 1896-1907]. Size mainly between 10 x 14 and 12.5 x 20.5 cm. 30 large and 6 smaller paper photographs, the large captioned in English and numbered in the negative with photographer's name [C.B.] Waite bottom right. Mounted on 30 leafs (one leaf with pasted booksellers and stationers ticket of F.F. Hansell & brothers, New Orleans). With: (2) [PHOTOGRAPHY - MEXICO]. [Collection of 38 related smaller format black and white prints and silver print snapshots mounted on 7 leafs, plus a small Kodak panorama in 4 parts, pasted on 2 leafs]. [Mexico, ca. 1960-70]. Size mainly between 7 x 9 and 9 x 13 cm.

      - Ad 1: Interesting collection of 36 photographs illustrating the daily life, religion and nature of Mexico, the state of Veracruz in particular, of which 30 numbered and with the name of the photographer C.B. Waite. The American photographer and member of Sonora News Agency Charles Burlingame Waite (born 1861) moved from California to Mexico in 1896 and was active there until his return to the United States in 1913. His photographic activities ranged from documentation of archaeological and scientific expeditions to contributions to periodicals and tourist guides.The René D'Harnoncourt Photograph Collection 1900-1925 (Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, USA) holds many photographs of Waite, the majority dated 1901-1907. The Research Library of the Gettty Institute, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque also have a collection of Waite photographs.Ad 2: Collection showing cows on the road near Vera Cruz, a ceramist at Coyotepec (Oaxaca), stone work at Mitla (Oaxaca), a Western family posing at archaeological sites, Indians dancing in the Cathedral square (of Mexico city?), a bulls stadium ring, views of Acapulco, etc.Ad 1; About half of the photographs faded but images still clearly visible; few with small corners torn off. Important collection capturing early 20th-century Mexico.

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        The Times 1861-1862

      62, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An impressive and heavy run of The Times newspaper A complete run containing each daily issue of The Times between the 1st January 1861 and the 31st December 1862. The Times is a British Daily newspaper, first published in London in 1785. The first newspaper to have borne the name 'The Times' it set the standard for various other works around the world including The New York Times and The Times of India. It is occasionally referred to as The London Times for distinguishing purposes. The Times is also the origin of the Times Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of the Times. This collection, incredibly scarce in such quantity and condition, covers a particularly fascinating period at the beginning of the American Civil War, which was reported on internationally. Each volume contains the daily issues, excluding sundays, of each day within a three month period. Each issue is approximately 12-16 pages. A total of 626 issues over around 9000 pages. These volumes include coverage of notable events such as the 1862 World's fair, known as the International exhibition or the Great London exhibition. Each volume includesdaily updates on the progress of notableinternational conflicts and most particularly the American Civil War. Key events from this conflict were reportedremarkably quickly. This period covers the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and transcribed many of his speeches. Also notable in this collection is the issue covering the death of Prince Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria. Though he died on December 14th 1861, his death was not announced until the 16th December 1861. The columns of this issue are bordered in black as a sign of national mourning. A fascinating and important collection. Condition: Incontemporary matching red halfmorocco bindings. Externally, smart. Rubbing to front boards on all volumes and wear to the head and tail of spines. Straps to spines broken on three volumes and missing to one volume. Gilt stamp tofoot of each spine. Joints cracked toJan 1861 volume. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean although occasional patches of foxing or age toning. A few scattered pages throughout allvolumes have been repaired, particularly noticeable in theApril-Juneand July-September1862 volumes on pages from July 31st, August 12th, August 2nd andApril 3rd issues. October-December1862 volume hasa small ink spill toone page and occasional tidemarks. Issue for November 1st 1861 has a large ink spill. Pages from December 24thissuehave some nibbling to bottomcorner of pages, not affecting text. Loss to top corner ofthree pages from September 1st 1862 issue, again not affecting text. Occasional pages havebeenfolded at the corners tomark a place and the creasing is evident. A largeclosed tear crosses the entire pagefromSeptember2nd 1861 issue. Ink stamp of TheAthenaeum to first page of each issue. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Despite Treason Accusation, Lincoln Can’t Fire a Lt. Col. Appointed by NY Governor

      Washington, D.C. 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed ("A. Lincoln"), December 28, 1861, Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., to Henry Liebenau, Esq. 1 page, 5 x 8 in. "The appeal must be made, if at all, to the Governor." Complete Transcript Executive Mansion Washington, D.C. Dec. 28, 1861Henry Liebenau, Esq.My dear Sir: Your private letter in regard to Mr. "Burtnete" is received. I have no power to remove a Lieut Colonel appointed by the Governor of New-York. The appeal must be made, if at all, to the Governor. Yours &c, A. Lincoln.Historical BackgroundJohn W. Latson, a New York attorney, began raising a regiment in April 1861. In July, he received permission from the War Department to recruit a regiment of artillery, but his authority was revoked a month later and his recruits were consolidated with another regiment to form the 2d New York Heavy Artillery. Latson's troubles may have stemmed from his practice of securing uniforms for his men without paying a local merchant, claiming the authority of the federal government for doing so. The merchant reported Latson's actions to a justice, who had Latson arrested. He posted $500 in bail,[1] but was soon arrested again, charged with false imprisonment. After being in jail for a week, Latson made a motion to discharge the case because his accuser, Henry Farrington, was a recruit and subject to military discipline. The court granted the discharge and released Latson.[2]After his release, Latson learned that Daniel H. Burtnett, who claimed to be "Major Commanding the Coast Brigade at Fortress Monroe," had "ingratiated himself with the officers of Col. Latson's Staff, and stirred up the difficulties with a view of superseding Col. L. in command." Latson also learned that Burtnett had carried on a secret correspondence with P.G.T. Beauregard through the Confederate General's sister, who lived in New York, and had communicated with Confederates from Fortress Monroe by a "secret telegraphic wire" that he had helped to lay.[3]On September 6, 1861, Latson went to attorney William T. Birdsall's office to make out an affidavit charging Burtnett with treason. Burtnett and several other officers reportedly entered the office, confronted Latson with a loaded pistol to his head, and left with Latson's affidavit. After Latson and Birdsall reported the incident to a justice of the peace, Burtnett and the others were arrested, but the court discharged them on their promising to return for a hearing.[4]On November 2, their attorney denied the charges and filed a motion to discharge, claiming the application of an 1858 New York law that "no person belonging to the military forces shall be arrested on any civil process while going to, remaining at or returning from any place at which he may be required to attend, for the election of officers or other military duty." The Court held that the defendants were exempt and discharged them.[5]Liebenau's letter to Lincoln may have been an effort to have Burtnett discharged so he could not claim immunity based on military duty.Accompanied by Special Order No. 49 from the Headquarters of the Seventh Regiment, National Guard, detailing companies to attend the funeral of Thomas H. Higginbotham. Signed in print by Adjutant Joseph Henry Liebenau (1832-1878), Henry Liebenau's nephew and foster son.Henry Liebenau (1803-c1889). Born in New York, Liebenau was a portrait artist and inspector at the customs house in New York City. As early as 1847, he advertised to paint or embroider military flags and banners. In 1861, he helped Congressman Daniel E. Sickles raise a brigade. In August 1861, he applied to the Secretary of War for appointment as a paymaster in the army, and in October sought Lincoln's support for his application. In November 1861, he asked Lincoln to appoint him as collector at the port of Beaufort, South Carolina. After the war, Liebenau served as the corresponding secretary for the Constitutional Union Association, a conservative organization . (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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      1861. Milano Corona e Caimi 1861 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + antiporta allegorica raffigurante Venezia + 573 + 9 ritratti incisi fuori testo. Legatura moderna da amatore in mezza pelle con angoli. Titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. 2 Vedute di Venezia ripiegate fuori testo. Numerose incisioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Minima ed irrilevante mancanza all'angolo superiore esterno delle prime 10 pagine. Ottima copia.

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      Chapman & Hall 1861 - Trollope, Anthony. THE MACDERMOTS OF BALLYCLORAN. London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. Second Edition (First One-Volume Edition). A Very Good copy in original publisher's tan boards decorated in red and black. Cloth a little darkened and spotted, tiny bit of abrasion to front cover, a little foxing to the rear paste-down and to the publisher's 20pp catalogue found at rear (dated January, 1861). Inner hinges intact and tight, text block fine. The three-volume first edition of Trollope's first novel THE MACDERMOTS OF BALLYCLORAN (Newby, 1847) is one of the great rarities of Victorian Fiction, we've never seen a copy either in original cloth or rebound. This edition, although not so great a rarity, is in itself exceedingly scarce, especially in such appealing condition (given the fragile nature of the original publisher's boards). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'emploi des lunettes pour la conservation de la vue

      [4], IV, 134 pp. Paris, H. Plon, 1861, in-8, [4], IV, 134 pp, demi-maroquin anthracite, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, (rel. d'époque), PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cet ouvrage fort précieux de Noël Paymal Lerebours (1807-1873), ancien opticien devenu l'un des grands fabricants français d'instruments de physique. Illustré de 77 figures sur bois dans le texte représentant différents types de lunettes ou de faces à main. Bon exemplaire. Mors du plat supérieur fendus, coiffes arasées, rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      Jackson: E. Barksdale, 1861. - 256pp. Inserted extra leaf between pp. 50 and 51. Large folding table. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light soiling and foxing. Very good. Report of the proceedings of the Mississippi state convention in 1861 that voted for secession from the United States. With adopted ordinances of the new Confederate state, transcriptions of speeches, and a folded table of state census information for 1860. One leaf inserted after p. 50, as called for by Parrish & Willingham, revising the account of one of the votes. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 3281.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Physiologie et pathologie de la vision binoculaire, suivies d'un aperçu sur l'appropriation de tous les instruments d'optique à la vision avec les deux yeux, l'ophthalmoscopie et la stéréoscopie

      IX, (1bl), 714, (2)pp. Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1861, in-8, IX, (1bl), 714, (2)pp, cartonnage moderne, couvertures originales imprimées rapportées sur les plats et au dos, 114 figures dans le texte. ENVOI signé de l'auteur à Émile Combes (1835-1921), membre de l'Institut ; il entreprit des études de médecine à Paris et soutient une thèse sur les Considérations contre l'hérédité des maladies en 1868. Il s'illustra par la suite dans la carrière politique, sous les présidences de Loubet et de Poincaré. Rare édition originale de cet ouvrage très approfondi sur la vision binoculaire et les instruments d'optiques ; l'ophtalmoscope binoculaire, invention de l'auteur (p. 674 et suiv.), Marc-Antoine "Félix" Giraud-Teulon (1816-1887), y est décrit pour la première fois. L'ophtalmoscope de Giraud-Teulon, consistait en un un miroir concave de 45mm de diamètre, avec deux prismes à l'arrière se rencontrant sur leurs angles aigus et deux prismes variables fixés du côte de l'observateur, l'un ayant une surface plane, l'autre convexe. Nachet emprunta son principe pour la fabrication son propre ophtalmoscope binoculaire. De par son utilisation peu commode, l'objet rencontra peu de succès : il sera de nouveau envisagé plusieurs années après, par Charles Schepens ("Un nouvel ophtalmoscope binoculaire pour l'examen du décollement de la rétine", Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie, 1945). Bon exemplaire, non rogné. Hirsch II, 759. Schett, The Ophtalmoscope, p. 172 et suiv.

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        Erinnerung an Berlin.

      Berlin, Verlag von Carl Nöhring, o. J., nach 1861. Farbige Lithographien.19 Ansichten von Berlin. Im Zentrum stehend: Berlin vom Kreuzberge aus. Im Uhrzeigersinn: Königliches Schloß, Königs Palais, Neues Museum, Zeughaus, Brandenburger Thor, St. Jacobi-Kirche, Katholische Kirche, Krolls Etablissement, Königl. Schauspielhaus, Thierarzneischule, Universität, Bau Academie, Hof und Dom Kirche, Werdersche Kirche, Königl. Opernhaus, Neue Wache, Neues Museum (2), Palais des Prinz von Preußen, . 1 Blatt im Rahmen und mit Passepartout. Sichtbarer Blattbereich ca. 48 x 37 cm, mit Rahmen: ca. 75 x 64 cm. VERGLEICHE Ernst u. Laur-Ernst, Band 2, Seite 112, dort allerdings: Verlag: F. Sala in Berlin. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, Who Was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859, For an Armed Attack Upon American Slavery; With Notices of Some of His Confederates

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1861. Hardcover. Good +. 12mo. [1], xiv, 453 pages. Frontispiece albumen oval photograph of John Brown with facsimile inscription written below the photograph. Later recased green cloth hardcover with black title label on spine. New white end sheets. Frontispiece photograph page and title page have light scattered foxing. Upper corner closed edge tears to pages 21-25. No missing text. Not listed in Howes or Sabin.

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        Chemins de fer et santé publique hygiène des voyageurs et des employés

      314 pp Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1861, in-8, 314 pp, demi-toile percaline bleu foncé à la bradel, Intéressante étude sur l'influence des chemins de fer sur la santé des voyageurs et des employés, comprenant des conseils d'hygiène. "Nous espérons prouver d'une manière irrécusable ces trois propositions : 1° Les effets des chemins de fers sur la santé générale, à part quelques circonstances exceptionnelles, sont des plus heureux. 2° Les accidents de toute nature sont infiniment plus rares pour les voyageurs sur les chemins de fer, que par tout autre genre de locomotion. 3° Leur influence sur la santé des employés de toutes catégories est très satisfaisante". L'auteur réfute spécialement les maladies qui touchent les mécaniciens. Prosper de Pietra Santa est né en 1820 et mort en 1898. D'origine corse, il termina ses jours à Saint-Cloud. Il est également l'auteur de L'association de protection sanitaire, sa raison d'être et ses statuts (1889) et des Climats du midi de la France (1862-1864). Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris et cachet de la bibliothèque des Liouville. Légères rousseurs éparses.

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        Les Paradis artificiels. Opium et haschisch.

      - Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1861. In-12, demi-chagrin aubergine de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, titre doré, tranches mouchetées, (2) f., iv, 304, (1) p. de table. Édition originale, sous-titre de relais à la date de 1861. Le poète avait participé, très jeune, au "club des haschischins" qui se réunissait à l'Hôtel de Pimodan. Ses souvenirs occupent la première partie du livre. La seconde contient la recomposition libre et le commentaire des ‘Confessions d'un mangeur d'opium anglais’ de Thomas De Quincey. Si le hachisch fut pour Baudelaire une curiosité exotique, l’opium accompagna, au contraire, le traitement de ses souffrances. "Art poétique dissimulé, traité moral marqué d’anecdotes, ils sont la clef d’un monde où la volonté et la volupté entrent en concurrence pour que finalement triomphe une lumière supérieure qui refuse l’abandon trop facile à de fantasmagoriques jouissances. Et c’est le livre d’une poésie fondatrice" (Jean-Luc Steinmetz). Quelques rousseurs et brunissures. Bon exemplaire, relié à l’époque [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité pratique des affections nerveuses et chloro-anémiques considérées dans les rapports qu'elles ont entre elles

      VIII, 488 p. Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1861, in-8, VIII, 488 p, demi-chagrin noir, dos à faux nerfs (rel. de l'époque), Première et unique édition de ce traité de neurologie sur les affections nerveuses. Il fut adressé à l'Académie de médecine pour le prix de Madame Bernard de Civireux, portant sur l'appréciation de "l'influence de la chloro-anémie sur la surexcitation nerveuse, sous le double rapport du diagnostique et du traitement". Ambroise Eusbène Mordret (1822-1904), originaire d'une famille de médecins du Mans, fils du chirurgien militaire Ambroise François Mordret, était chirurgien et médecin suppléant de l'asile des aliénés de la Sarthe. Il officiera en tant médecin-chef lors de la prise de Le Mans par l'armée prussienne et se verra récompensé par les insignes de chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Il publia également plusieurs traités sur la mort subite, l'atrophie cérébrale et les affections nerveuses. Exemplaire en très bel état. Légers frottements aux coiffes.

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      Austin, 1861. 173pp. Modern brown three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Titlepage tanned with some foxing; paper around imprint has been effaced, resulting in some small holes and the obscuring of the printer's name. Foxing. Else very good. This report provides a wealth of detail regarding the early days of the secession in Texas. Various reports describe in fascinating detail the handover of installations, weapons, and other military stores from Federal troops in San Antonio and other Texas locations - the wide range of "acquired" booty includes furniture, weapons, building materials, and cash. The report also details the meeting between Governor Sam Houston and the "Public Safety Committee," in which the governor was effectively forced from office. An invaluable resource for the turbulent five weeks spanning February 1861 in which the secession crisis came to a head. WINKLER 193. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4170. CRANDALL 2167.

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        Dresde - Paris - Montpellier (1860) [WITH] Dresde - Montpellier - Florence - Rome (1861). 2-vol. set (Complete) [WITH 43 MOUNTED ALBUMEN PRINTS] [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]

      Published by the author, [Paris] 1861 - Quarto (8 7/8 x 5 3/4"). 49, [3]pp (Text), [24] leaves (Plates); 41, [7]pp (Text), [21] leaves (Plates). Contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped burgundy morocco, with gold lettering and decoration to spines, and initials (H. P.) to front covers. All edges gilt. Dentelles. Decorative endpapers. Original blue wrappers bound in. Ribbon marker in each volume. Both title pages inscribed and signed by the author to Madame Selim Bey. Title page of first volume in red and black lettering, and title page of second volume in gilt and red lettering. Engraved frontispieces. Léon Curmer (1801-1870) is a celebrated 19th-century French bookseller and publisher whose name remains attached to the outstanding quality of his illustrated works. Indeed, Curmer was one of the very first publishers to master the use of chromolithography to reproduce in full color old illuminated manuscripts, as well as the then new technique of photography.The 43 unidentified poems featured in this set have been associated with 43 albumen prints of famous Old Master paintings housed in the most prestigious museums and galleries of Dresde, Paris, Montpellier, Florence and Rome. Each painting seems to be in direct relation with the poem's subject. For instance, a poem introducing Jesus is facing an albumen print of Guido Reni's "Ecce Homo" (Vol. 1, page 13); a poem on Abraham's sacrifice is associated with a photograph of Andrea del Sarto's "Sacrifice of Abraham" (Vol. 1, page 19); another one on Virgin Mary and Child is facing Raphael's "Madonna della seggiola" (Vol. 2, page 13); a poem on Charles I and his family is associated with a photograph of engravings depicting the British monarch with his wife and children, after paintings by Anthony van Dyck (Vol. 2, page 35). The painters featured in this work represent some of the most seminal figures in Western art history, such as Raphael, Titian, Murillo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Holbein, Garofalo, and Veronese, among others.Most of the poems reflect Christian faith and spirituality, the remaining few dealing with historical figures (Charles I) and mythological characters (Venus).The size of the albumen prints varies from 2 x 2 1/4" to 4 3/4 x 3 3/4".Not in Vicaire. Vicaire (II, 1087 & 1088) only describes two later editions both published in 1863 by Auguste Aubry: 1) "Dresde - Rome - Montpellier," third edition limited to 209 numbered copies. [3] leaves, 93pp, [1] leaf (Text), [22] leaves (Hors-Text plates).2) "Dresde - Paris - Rome - Florence - Montpellier," third edition limited to 109 numbered copies, and five on Holland paper. [4] leaves, IIIpp, [2] leaves (Text), [26] leaves (Hors-Text plates).These two volumes contains the same photographs featured in our set as well as five extra.The other only known self-published copy of our set is at the Bibliothèque Nationale, whose bibliographic record does not indicate the number of photographs.Minor and sporadic foxing to very first leaves of second volume. Text in French. Bindings and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Book of Household Management. Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper & Under House-maids, Lady's Maid, Maid-of-all-Work, Laundry-Maid, Nurse & Nurse-maid, Monthly, Wet, & Sick Nurses, etc,etc.; Also, sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda. With a History of the origin, Properties, and Uses of all Things connected with Home Life and Comfort.

      London, S. O. Beeton 1861 1st edition. Hardback, size approx 7.5 x 5 inches. Half bound in dark green cloth and red leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Red speckled edges. In very good condition. Some wear to boards, rubbing and bumped corners, minor marks, some rubbing and darkening to spine. Lacks free half of front endpaper. “W.H. Smith” label to front corner. - Earliest issues have Bouverie St, not Strand, on engraved titlepage. 1112pp; Colour pictorial title-page & 12 plates with 46 illustrations in all. Many wood-engraved text illustrations. Earliest issues have Bouverie St, not Strand, on engraved titlepage.

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

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

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        Heinrich Heine\'s sämmtliche Werke. Band 1-22 in 11 Büchern

      Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, Hauptteil 1861-1865 (Briefe 1861/73; Supplement 1869). Rechtmäßige Originalausgabe 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, gebunden, braunes Halbleder, mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Verzierungen auf dem Buchrücken, Einbanddeckel teils leicht beschabt, sonst aber in gutem Zustand Band 19-21= Briefe Erster bis Dritter Teil; Bd 22: Letzte Gedichte und Gedanken (Supplementband) aus dem Nachlass des Dichters BR18F4 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Literatur, sämtliche

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        Querschnitte von hundert Holzarten, umfassend die Wald- und Gartenbaumarten, so wie die gewöhnlichsten ausländischen Boskethölzer Deutschlands. Zur Belehrung für Forstleute, Landwirthe, Botaniker, Holztechnologen. In 3 Bänden (von 11). Jeweils komplett mit insgesamt 300 Tafeln mit je einem montiertem Org.-Holzmuster.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen (Bd. 2: Augsburg), Cotta, 1852-1861. - Kl.-Oktav. Rückenbroschuren in zeitgenössischen Halbleder-Kassetten mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und -vergoldung. Nur leicht berieben, Vorderdeckel von Bd. 3 jedoch gelöst. Jeweils in Pappschuber. 18 S.; 1 Bl., VI, 36; 110 S., die Broschuren etwas braunfleckig, Musterkarten nur vereinzelt gering fleckig, teils mit Marginalien von alter Hand. Exlibris in vorderen Innendeckeln. Drei der Specimen mit größeren Ausbrüchen und lose in entsprechender Klappkarte liegend. Insgesamt jedoch ausgesprochen wohlerhalten. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. – Mantel II, 58. Pritzel 6731 (nur Tl. III). Stafleu/C. III, 762. Junk, 50 Jahre Antiquar, S. 332. – Botanisches Anschauungswerk mit hauchdünnen Furnierplättchen mit in- und ausländischen Hölzern. Die ersten drei der im Takt mehrerer Jahre bis 1888 auf 11 Bände erweiterten Holzmusterfolge. Vollständige Reihen sind weltweit nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. „Das Gebiet wird von einer Publikation beherrscht, die in ihrer Vollständigkeit einzigartig ist. Seit Jahren habe ich kein vollständiges Exemplar von diesem schönen Werk gesehen" (Junk). Die BSB München besitzt offenbar nur den ersten Band. Die originalen Dünnschliffpräpärate sind jeweils in lose Doppelblättchen mit ovalen Sichtlöchern für das Durchlicht-Mikroskop montiert. Die Kärtchen handschriftlich numeriert. In Band 2 ein mehrfach gefaltetes Blatt „Schlüssel zur Untersuchung der zweihunder tHolzarten des I. und II. Bandes" lose beiliegend. Jedes Blatt trägt oben links einen ovalen Aufkleber mit lat. Namensbezeichnung des Holzes. Einige Tafeln verso gestempelt: „Nordlinger. Preismedaille IV. London. Ausstellung 1851". – Siehe auch die Position 41 dieses Kataloges. 3000 g

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        Ueber einen neuen Respirations-Apparat. Pres. copy

      Munich: Verlag der k. Akademie, 1861. Pettenkofer, Max Josef von (1818-1901). Ueber einen neuen Respirations-Apparat. Offprint from Abh. k. bayer. Akad. Wiss. 9 (1861). 4to. 48pp. 3 fold. lith. plates, text illustrations. Munich: Verlag der k. Akademie, 1861. 282 x 215 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style; original printed front wrapper bound in. Lightly browned, front wrapper a little soiled, a few edges sl. frayed, but very good. Pettenkofer’s presentation inscription to Dr. Ernst Buchner (1812-70) on front wrapper: “Herrn Professor Dr. Ernst Buchner, freundschaftlich, der Verfasser.” Bookplate of Herbert M. Evans (1882-1971), discoverer of Vitamin E; see 1055. First Edition of what appears to be Pettenkofer’s first account of his respiratory apparatus, predating 937 and 938. Pettenkofer created the science of experimental hygiene, spending the greater part of his career investigating the effects of physiological and environmental factors on health. In 1860 or 1861 he invented an airtight metallic respiratory apparatus, with which he performed the first combined feeding-respiration experiments. Pettenkofer’s device, illustrated on the plates, “comfortably housed a human subject or large experimental animal for a given period while the gaseous exchange and all bodily gains or losses were measured exactly. Thus, in collaboration with Carl Voit, one of his earliest pupils, Pettenkofer established many basic nutritional facts, such as the dietetic requirements of normal people at rest and in various activities, the vital necessity of adequate protein intake, the protein-sparing properties of carbohydrate and fat during starvation, and the need of the diabetic for extra protein and fat to replace unused carbohydrate” (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The offprint of Pettenkofer’s paper was apparently published before its appearance in the journal volume, which was not issued until 1863. The recipient of this copy, Ernst Buchner, was a colleague of Pettenkofer at Munich; see Hirsch.

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      1861. By the Author of "Tom Brown's School Days." In Three Volumes. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. 1 page Vol II undated ads, 24 pp Vol III ads dated "15.10.61." Original royal blue cloth. First English Edition. This was Hughes's sequel to TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, which had appeared in 1857. Just as Hughes had exposed some of the worst evils of the public school system in the earlier book (he specifically had in mind Rugby, which he had attended), so he tried to assail higher education in the present novel -- albeit less successfully. ~Sadly, TOM BROWN AT OXFORD was issued in Macmillan's "Cambridge blue" binding (also called "Kingsley style," as the first title so bound was WESTWARD HO!); this is a notoriously fragile binding that is seldom able to survive the past 150+ years in anything approaching original condition. However this set, complete with the ad catalogue that appears only in some copies, is in very good-plus condition: there is generally-minor edge-wear at the extremities and a few of the original pale-peach endpapers are (as usual) cracked. Sadleir 1234 (with ads in Vol I); Wolff 3331 (with ads in Vol III); Quayle BOYS' STORIES pp 113-114. Housed in three (somewhat scuffed) morocco-backed slipcases.

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        Vicenza e il suo territorio

      Corona e Caimi, 1861. 4to (cm. 26,6), 326 pp., 3 cc.nn. Ritratto f.t. su cartoncino del Trissino e n.t. Legatura coeva in mz. tela con fregi e titolo oro al ds. (minimi segni di usura). Bell’esemplare. Edizione originale rara. Non in Lozzi.

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        \"Cichorien-Caffe-Fabrik - Gebr. Wickert & Weysser Durlach\". Das Werbeplakat zeigt mittig eine große Gesamtansicht der Fabrikanlage mit Blick auf den Turmberg in Durlach.

       Farblithographie von C. Heilig, Karlsruhe, dat. 1861, 51 x 38,5 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Das dekorative Werbeblatt zeigt 2 Medaillons mit dem Porträt von Großherzog Friedrich sowie dem Durlacher Wappen, Auszeichnungen der Firma für verschiedene Kaffe- und Moccasorten, darunter ein Wappen und Verzierungen. - Sehr selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Brauchtum, Plakat, Werbung

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        A Finely Bound Set Of Works; New America 2 Volumes, Free Russia 2 Volumes, Personal History of Lord Bacon 4 Volumes, The Switzers 1 Volume, History of William Penn 1 Volume, White Conquest 2 Volumes, Royal Windsor 4 Volumes, Her Majesty's Tower 4 Volumes, History of Two Queens 4 Volumes, Spiritual Wives 2 Volumes, The Holy land 2 Volumes.

      Various London publishers and editions 1861 - 1880. 25 volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary half morocco and green marbled boards, top edges gilt, spines with raised bands and gilt in compartments, title and date lettered in gilt on spines, spines faded otherwise a very good attractive set.

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        Wandtafelwerk - Blatt 23: Heldenplatz.

      Wien, k.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, o. J. Farbige OLithographie. ca. 66,2 x 88,3 cm. Mit zwei Originalösen zur Aufhängung. - Ecken fachmänisch restauriert. - Moll, (1861 - 1945), studierte an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien bei C. Griepenkerl, Schüler und Freund E. J. Schindlers, dessen Frau er nach dessen Tod heiratete (dadurch auch Stiefvater von Alma Mahler-Werfel). 1897 Mitbegründer der Wiener Secession, aus der er 1905 mit der Klimt-Gruppe austrat. Unterstützte die Klimt-Gruppe bis 1912 als künstlerischer Leiter der Galerie Miethke in Wien, organisierte mehrere Ausstellungen ausländischer Künstler in Wien und widmete sich anschließend wieder verstärkt der Malerei. In dieser Zeit entstanden großformatige Farblithographien und -holzschnitte. - Schönes, farbfrisches Plakat. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst; Kunsthandwerk

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        Storia di Milano dall'origine ai nostri giorni e cenni storico-statistici sulle città e province lombarde...

      Pirotta, 1861-1884. Otto parti legate in quattro volumi di cm. 18, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Con una grande carta geografica incisa e più volte ripiegata fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di quest'opera in cui Cusani offre un ampio panorama su avvenimenti storici, artistici, letterari, e scientifici che hanno caratterizzato la città di Milano. Cfr. cat. Hoepli 656. Non comune soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione e ben legato come il presente esemplare.

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        [CRITICS ON THE RUSSIAN FLEET IN 1824] O sostoyanii rossiiskogo flota v 1824 godu. sochineniye michmana Morekhodova. S rukopisi, naidennoi v nepolnom vide v bumagakh vitse-admirala V.M. Golovnina [i.e. About the State of the Russian Fleet in 1824. A Work by Midshipman the Navigator. From the Incomplete Manuscript Discovered among the Papers of Rear Admiral V.M. Golovnin]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of the Naval Ministry, 1861. [4], 100 pp. Octavo. Original grey publisher's printed wrappers with a decorative ornamental border on the front cover. Ink marking on the title page, ink numbers on verso of the title page and p. 17, wrappers slightly rubbed and soiled, minor foxing of the text, but overall a very good copy of this rare book in its original condition. First and only edition. Very rare (no paper copies found in Worldcat). Anonymous essay written by the famous Russian naval officer and circumnavigator Vasily Golovnin shortly after he was appointed the general quartermaster (intendant) - the highest position on the administration of wharfs, ships, and supplies provision in the Russian fleet (in 1823). Written in the name of a midshipman Morekhodov (a pseudonym which literally means ''the Navigator'') the essay describes ''the state which our fleet is in now''. The author goes on about miserable condition of Russian naval ships, lack of efficiency, abuse of power and bribery system in the Russian fleet, blaming previous naval ministers Count Kushelev, Admiral Mordvinov, admiral Chichagov,marquis de Traversay, and Admiral von Möller. The book was first published after the manuscript was discovered in Golovnin's papers thirty years after his death. The narration illustrated with numerous examples consists of: Chapter I. About the causes of the decline and present unfortunate state of the Russian fleet. The causes named by Golovnin are: 1) Confused and mixed up structure of all parts, comprising the chief administration of the navy; 2) Poor and humiliating pay to the Admiralty officials and workers; 3) Dissipated condition in the capital of the main Admiralty wharfs, storages and other establishments; 4) Bad administration of the ports, carelessness in looking after ships, not proper education of the fleet crews and workers; 5) Inattention, contempt, injustice and even oppression always and in all cases shown to the navy and people in its service. Chapter II. Means and ways for Russia to keep her fleet in the possibly best condition. Chapter III and last. About the benefits and necessity for Russia to have considerable naval forces. Golovnin notes: ''just remember that Russia possesses many coastal areas in the White, Baltic and Black Seas, not even talking about the Eastern Ocean''. The second part of the book is dedicated to the Naval Cadet Corps in Saint Petersburg which Golovnin was a deputy Director since 1821. Titled ''About the Naval Cadet Corps (written in 1824)'', the essay contains: 'About some shortcomings in different parts of administration of the Naval Cadet Corps' (in twenty paragraphs); Instruction to the company commanders; Instruction to the Captain on duty in the Corps; Instruction to the Inspector; Instruction to the Chief of the police; General Instruction; Instruction to the Captain.

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        Certificate for the Dutch steam frigate Evertsen leaving the harbour of Port Mahon.

      Menorca, La ilustre junta provincial de Sanidad de la isla de Menorca, 1861.Broadsheet. With on recto a filled-out form with woodcut plan of Port Mahon within a decorative border and on verso 3 handwritten declarations, signed by officers with official stamps. Ca. 42,5 x 30,5 cm.The steam frigate Evertsen counted 432 men under the command of Captain Martin C. van Vreeland. In the summer of 1860 a large number of the men aboard contracted a contagious eye disease while at anchor in the port of Toulon. In October, the frigate sailed to Port Mahon in Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, hoping the sailors would recover. This certificate was issued when the frigate left Port Mahon, five months later in good health. With statesment by the French viceconsul B. Vales, the British consul Edmund Peel and the Portuguese consul Joao Flaguer. - A fascinating historical document with a nice plan of the port of Mahon. - Rare.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1861,14th Edition (Smith 15/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1861 Lillywhite Guide. 14th Edition but Smith #15 (this is where the editions get confusiong). It is bound in green with gilt to the front without covers but otherwise complete. Plenty of spotting but nice enough inside. Has the Appendix on Page 117 (hence Smith 15 not 14). It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Executive Documents: Journal of the House of Representatives; Journals of the Senate, Reports of the Committees (37th Congress, 1861-1862, Civil War) (15 volume set)

      Government Printing Office 1861 - Massive 15 volume set. Bound in contemporary calf with red and black spine labels. Generally good bindings and covers. Minor rubbing. One volume has a crack in the spine leather. Pages are generally clean and unmarked. The content primarily concerns the conduct of the Civil War, with Executive documents and Committee work. For example, one volume contains the testimony and findings following the Battles of Fredericksburg, Bull Run, and Ball's Bluff. Contains Congressional inquiries into the Conduct of the War, and testimoney from Gen. McClellan and officers in Army of the Potomac. Other interesting items deal with the Mormons in Utah, disputes with the United Kingdom, issues with Indians, California, Dakota, the expulsion of Congressmen from Missouri (Disloyalty to the Union, taking up arms), etc, etc. Contains (all from the 37th Congress): Reports of the Committees of U.S. House of Rep. 2nd session. Vol. 1 of 4; Reports from the Court of Claims submitted to the House of Rep. Vol 2; Misc. Documents of the House, 1st session; Journal of the House, 1st session, July 4, 1861; Journal of the House, 2nd session, Dec. 2, 1861; Executive Documents of the House, vols. 1, 10, 12; Senate Journal, 1st session, 1861; Executive Documents of the Senate, 1st & 3rd session, 1861, 1863; Report of the Committees of the Senate, 2nd session & 3rd session, vol. 2, 3; Report of the Commissioner of Patents for 1861, Arts & Manufacturers. vol. 1 & 2. Please inquire for more detailed information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Woman In White.

      London: Sampson Low, 1861. First Single Volume edition, first Illustrated Edition, with a new preface by the author. Octavo, pp.viii; 494; [1], advertisement; [1], blank. With photogravure frontispiece of Collins plus engraved title page. Bound in original blind-stamped purple cloth with gilt title panel to spine, coated yellow endpapers. With a publisher's prospectus for '12 Great Battles of England' tipped to flyleaf. Internally clean, faint name to second blank, bookseller blind-stamp and ticket to endpapers, contents shaken within case, cloth faded to brown at spine and extremities, gilt dulled to backstrip, moderate wear to same with spine tips frayed. A very good copy. Collins's epistolary novel is considered to be amongst the earliest pieces of mystery fiction, and is certainly a fine piece of 'shocker' writing. You can't go wrong with a sinister warning from a seemingly mad woman encountered in Hampstead (a daily event these days), a bit of a mismatched love story and a shady character who goes by the truly fantastic name of Sir Percival Glyde. Admittedly in later years it has been overshadowed by the horrific spectre that is Andrew Lloyd Webber, but despite such attacks the original tale holds up remarkably well.

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        Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States, and For the Quartermaster's Department and Pay Department

      Richmond: Ritchie & Dunnavant, 1861. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Very good. 8vo. 135pp. Flexible light blue cloth covered binding. Slight rubs to cloth at extremities. A bit of cosmetic wear to rear cover. Small reddish stain on the right side margin from pages 131-135 and on the margin of the rear blank end sheet. This scarce imprint has a pencil signature of Brig. Gen. S Price CSA on the right front end sheet. This signature has not been authenticated. No provenance for this copy has been established. Parrish & Willingham 2374.

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        Land Grant

      - SIGNED "John Tyler" (by his son and White House Secretary, Robert Tyler) 22" x 28.5" on Vellum with magnificent scribing. Great Seal affixed and attractive. Professionally cleaned and flattened, though discernible folds into sixths are still visible. Scalloped along the bottom. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA emblazoned across the top in red, orange and black. With original wrapper defining the contents(William Russell Assignee of Christopher Barhart, Patent for 640 acres of land. [This tract actually contains but 633 15/100 acres] This is Survey No. 1861). Some discoloration along the fold lines but this is fine manuscript which would be a majestic wall hanging in any library. John Tyler (March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862) was the 10th President of the United States. He was also Vice President for a brief one month when President William Henry Harrison died in office and he ascended to the position. Tyler was an ardent force for the Manifest Destiny of the U.S. and the Independant Republic of Texas was annexed during his tenure.Tyler's eldest son Robert (1816 - 1877) moved into the White House with his wife and served as his father's personal secretary. During the Civil War he chose to side with his native Virginia and became Register of the Treasury for the Confederacy. After the War he moved to Montgomery, Alabama where he became the Democratic State Chairman and editor of several newspapers. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Hurst Blackett Publishers, London 1861 - Each of the three volumes in rich, full calf, ruled in gilt, decorated spines, with contrasting brown and red volume and title labels. Midnight blue endpapers, top edges bright gilt, and pastedowns bordered with gilt inside dentelles. Some rubbing, minor chipping and evidence of past repairs to spine. Each of the three volumes in rich, full calf, ruled in gilt, decorated spines, with contrasting brown and red volume and title labels. Midnight blue endpapers, top edges bright gilt, and pastedowns bordered with gilt inside dentelles. A series of delightful and highly informative vignettes on carrages, coaching, and driving.INSCRIPTION (faded): "To James Witherington from his sincere friend and well-wisher Beaufort, April 29, 1861.Cheltenham, Badminton. This is almost certainly His Grace, The (Eighth) Duke of Beaufort (Henry Charles Fitzroy Somerset, member of Parliament, soldier, and twice Master of The Horse. It is said that Beaufort, more than anyone, was responsible for promoting and popularizing the sport of coaching and driving, and especially its eventual export to the United States. Somerset, went on to conceive and launch the 29-volume "Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes", issued between 1885, beginning with "Hunting", and concluding with "Motors and Motor-Driving" in 1902. Volume I bears the bookplate of Emily O'Neill (formerly Vanderbilt) Davies, a thrice-married-and-divorced socialite who took her own life at the Dead Horse Ranch near Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1935. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres a un Membre du Parlement d'Angleterre sur la Constitution 1852

      1861. Presentation Copy From the Author to Napoleon's Son in a Superb Binding Latour Du Moulin, C[elestin] [1823-1888]. [Walewski, Alexander, Count (1810-1868)]. Lettres a un Membre du Parlement d'Angleterre sur la Constitution de 1852 (Les Ministres, le Conseil d'Etat, le Corps Legislatif, le Senat). Paris: Libraire D'Amyot, 1861. 119, [1] pp. Octavo, (9-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary signed morocco binding by Despierres, gilt frames enclosing arms of Count Walewski to boards, raised bands, gilt title and gilt Walewski crests to spine, all edges gilt, gilt inside dentelles, moire-stamped endpapers, later armorial bookplate to front pastedown, woodcut of Walewski from a contemporary periodical laid in. Light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Moderate toning, some leaves have light foxing, occasional small inkstamps to bottom margins. An appealing association copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This interesting comparison between the English and French political systems was through later editions in 1862, 1863 and 1864. Its author was a leading political journalist. Count Alexander Walewski, to whom this book is inscribed, was the natural son of Napoleon I and Marie Walewska. A notable diplomat, he was ambassador to Florence, Naples, Madrid and London. Minister of foreign affairs from 1855 to 1860, he opposed Napoleon III on the Italian question and resigned his position. He went on to become the minister of fine arts. Despierres, the binder of this copy, was also binder to the emperor. All editions of this title are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of any edition in North America. British Museum Catalogue 14:931.

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        Die Fabrication des Papieres aus Stroh, Heu, Holz, Brennesseln, Ginster, Baumblaettern, Quecke, Farrenkraut, Maulbeerblaetteren, Aloe, Palmen, Spart, Leder, Torf und vielen anderen Substanzen im Grossen nach zahlreichen Versuchen beschrieben und mit 300 Mustern von verschiedenen Papiersorten bewiesen, nebst einer Beschreibung der Papierfabrikation im Allgemeinen mit 24 Abbildungen für Fabrikanten und alle Freunde der Fortschritte in Cultur und Industrie. Zweite sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      308 numbered mounted paper samples (a very few slightly chipped, several a little creased) & 24 illus. on eight folding lithographed plates. 4 p.l., vii, xxxi, 229 pp.; 1 p.l., one leaf of errata, 253 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & cloth (minor browning, offsetting from the samples), flat spines gilt. Cologne: D. Schauberg; Dresden: A. Rudel, "General-Agent der Papierfabrikation in Deutschland"; Paris: "Bureau du Journal des Fabricants de Papier," 1861. Second edition, greatly enlarged and improved, of one of the most important and rarest of all papermaking books; I have been looking and waiting for a copy of this book for many years. This is apparently the sixth known copy. The first edition was published in 1838 in one volume with 160 samples only; it is also very rare. Our copy of the second edition also contains the very rare supplement - pages [249]-253 and ten additional paper specimens - which is not present in the copy at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Piette's work was the first papermaking manual to be concerned with the chemistry of paper. As the printed industry outstripped the supply of rags, mills were forced to close down, and rag collecting became a fine art. The increasingly urgent search for new papermaking substances produced a literature all of its own. In 1827, Piette (1803-62), a native of Belgium, took over the paper making factory started by his father in Dillingen and performed many experiments using different materials to produce various suitable kinds of paper. He operated the mill from 1819 to 1854. The present work is the result of his investigations: it contains 308 mounted samples of paper consisting chiefly of paper made from various kinds of straw (rye, wheat, barley, oats, peas, beans, lentils, and corn), singly or in combination. Some are mixed with hay and/or rags; some are bleached or colored. All the specimens are in fine and fresh condition. "This work is a natural outgrowth of the first similar one by this author [he is referring to the 1838 edition]. In it he describes the new processes, rotating boilers, etc.; he also introduces an account of new paper materials and correctly enlarges upon old one. This part of the work alone is in every way excellent. But the highest merit lies in its illustrations by specimens. Of these there are more than three hundred. And by leaving out different degrees of bleaching of the same material, and introducing a large number of new substances, the total value is greatly increased. Besides the large number of straw papers, there are a dozen specimens of wood paper. Pine cones, leaves of trees, etc., are represented. Among the new materials we find Jute, Yucca, Pisang, Palmetto, Aloe, and others. Finally, there are fourteen specimens of paper made from leather, either without addition or with various additions of different materials. It is needless to dwell upon the value of this book to the paper maker."-Ringwalt, American Encyclopaedia of Printing, p. 351. "Louis Piette followed in the footsteps of noted papermaking researchers of the 18th century…These early attempts, however, were not as successful as the finished papers made by Louis Piette. The significance of Piette's investigations is very simple: his papers made from straw remain clean and almost as pliable as comparable papers made from rag…Piette's papers, moreover, really are straw papers, without mixing in small amounts of flax fibers. Piette's experiments showed a great understanding of papermaking from a production standpoint, and, with the increase use of the fourdrinier machine, his work led directly into the use of esparto grass prior to the discovery of chemical bleaching for soft- and hardwood paper manufacture…By the 1860's, the age of modern machine papermaking was at hand, and Piette's earlier papermaking experiment showed how well he understood the future of papermaking."-The Paper Trail. Quarterly Newsletter of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking (Vol. 2, Nos. 1 &2, January- March & April-June 2004). The folding lithographed plates depict papermaking machinery and the fibers of various plants. Very good copy. According to WorldCat, the other copies are located at Dublin, the Deutsches Museum (lacking the supplement and additional specimens), the University of Pennsylvania, Melbourne, and Leipzig. I do not know if these other recorded copies have the supplement and additional specimens.

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