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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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      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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        EXECUTOR'S SALE. PUBLIC AUCTION Of The BRODERICK ESTATE, in the City of San Francisco, by H. A. Cobb and R. H. Sinton, Real Estate Auctioneers, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1861, at 12 O'Clock, Noon, at Platt's Music Hall, Montgomery Street. [Wrapper title].

      1st edition (Cowan II, p. 376; Greenwood 1440; Norris 3439; Rocq 8896). [San Francisco]: Printed at Alta Job Office, [1861]. 48 pp. This copy varies from that described by Cowan in that it's printed both sides, vice just recto. Inserted lot plan ["Land near the Race Course"] after p. 18. Intratextual lot plans throughout. 8vo. 9-9/16" x 6-9/16" Minor extremity wear, with front wrapper upper corner beginning to detach. Inscribed at top of front wrapper, "Filed Jan 15. 1862 / Frank A. Farge (?) Clerk / by ? Depy" Two cord holes in booklet upper left. Stain to rear wrapper. Withal, a VG - VG copy.

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        The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition... with portraits and biographical sketches of Robert O'Hara Burke, and William John Wills.

      Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861. Octavo, iv, 36 pp. (last blank), with a striking lithographic portrait frontispiece of both explorers (later portrait of Wills pasted to rear of frontispiece), well preserved copy in original green titling wrappers housed in a navy quarter morocco bookform box. Scarce and desirable contemporary booklet reprinting vital accounts of the Burke and Wills tragedy, issued shortly after news of the calamity had reached Melbourne. Its anonymous editor states it was 'not put forth as a history of the Exploring Expedition. It is but the last sad chapter of a sad history... '. Overall this is a serious work, with a postscript lamenting that public hysteria surrounding recent events has diminished the dignity of the perished explorers: 'that for the moment the grandeur of the enterprise, the success of which has been so dearly purchased, is almost overborne by the mass of puerility and littleness to which the subject has given birth.'Although slim, the minute type of the booklet contains several important testimonies and manuscript entries; including a note sent by Alfred William Howitt from Portia Creek dated 10 October 1861, Burke's last despatch, the narrative of the sole surviving member of the expedition John King, lengthy extracts from the journals of Howitt and Wills and an assortment of notes from Burke scrawled in the desperate last weeks of his life.Wantrup notes a number of different Wilson & Mackinnon imprints of this title, testament to insatiable public curiosity surrounding the tragedy. All are based upon the "Argus" newspaper accounts; this particular edition is the first to feature the unusually sensitive and detailed frontispiece portrait. Slight foxing of the frontispiece and title-page.

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        Richard Wagner et Tannhauser à Paris

      First edition, of which there were no large paper copiesOne small tear, stuck down, to head of spine, a miniscule lack to foot of upper cover, occasional spotting affecting mostly margins of certain leavesRare. E. Dentu Paris 1861 11,5x18,5cm broché

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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).

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      Raleigh, NC 1861 - PRICE REDUCED FROM $900.00! Ruffin, Edmund AGRICULTURAL, GEOLOGICAL, AND DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES OF LOWER NORTH CAROLINA AND THE SIMILAR ADJACENT LANDS. Raleigh, NC 1861. 296 pages. P&W 6140. Wraps. An important work of southern agriculture, by the man sometimes called “the father of modern scientific agronomy.” Ruffin is best remembered today for his fervent States’ Rights beliefs and his secessionist rhetoric. He was given the honor of firing the first gun on Fort Sumter in 1861. In 1865, after the war, he wrapped himself in the Confederate flag and shot himself. First edition, bound, wraps bound in, interior tight, minor foxing and stains, blue cloth with gold stamping, handsome, uncommon, only our second copy in 41 years. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar sleeve with white acid-free backing sheet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Government Printing Office. Washington, D.C. 1861. - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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: â€

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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.

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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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