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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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        HISTORIA DE LA MUY NOBLE Y MUY LEAL CIUDAD DE BARBASTRO

      Barcelona. Imp. Pablo Riera 1861. 22X15,5 2 Tomos. 428p+385p. Pasta española. La Obra contiene 2 Láminas y un mapa Plegado. Primera edición. Raríssima Obra. Ref-9.2 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Krupp'sche Gußstahlfabrik aus halber Vogelschau ('Usine D'Acier Fondu Essen Prusse Rhénane Mr. Fréderic Krupp Directeur').

      - getönte Lithographie v. C.A. Oppermann n. Mercereau b. Dunod in Paris, dat. 1861, 32,5 x 49,5 Wohl die früheste lithographische Ansicht aus den Aufstiegsjahren der Firma Krupp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        2 autograph letters signed (third person).

      n. d., [1856]-1861 - 2 1/4 pp. 8vo. 1 envelope. To Mr. Joseph Autran: „M. Delacroix se rendra avec empressement à leur aimable invitation pour mardi prochain, et présente ses «plus vifs remerciements» pour le bel envoi qu’Autran a bien voulu lui faire. 20 avril 1861.Gratitude pour leur bienveillant souvenir: «il s’était flatté la dernière fois qu’ils ont eu la bonté de l’inviter qu’il pourrait aller dans la soirée leur rendre ses devoirs: mais il s’est trouvé sérieusement indisposé. Maintenant [.] il sera du moins plus heureux en allant le soir leur renouveller mille expressions de reconnaissance et de respect».

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        SITZENDES PAAR AN DER HAVEL. Radierung.

      Radierung von LESSER URY (1861 Birnbaum/Posen - 1931 Berlin), 17,1 x 12,8 cm / 31 x 22,6 cm, handsigniert unten links: "L. Ury", bezeichnet unten rechts: "(Ex.) 58/100" (Gesamtauflage 110), von fremder Hand unten links voll betitelt und in einem Passepartout der Galerie Hanstaengel München montiert. s. Rosenberg 39. Papier min. gebräunt, sonst sehr gut.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Matthias Heimberger]
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        Vicenza e il suo territorio

      Corona e Caimi, Milano 1861 - Legatura coeva in mz. tela con fregi e titolo oro al ds. (minimi segni di usura). Bell esemplare. Edizione originale rara. Non in Lozzi. 4to (cm. 26,6), 326 pp., 3 cc.nn. Ritratto f.t. su cartoncino del Trissino e num.se ill.ni n.t. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        Fleurs en papier.

      Paris Desloges 1861 Boîte bois-carton, format 40 x 28 x 6 cm, couvercle décoré en couleurs. Contient le Livre manuel des Fleurs en papier, en cheveux, en soie etc. par Mme de L'Isle (in-12 de 29 pp. et 14 pp. de planches) et un ensemble soie et papier de pétales, clochettes, liserons, calices, feuilles assemblés, compartimentés et accompagnés d'outils anciens (pince, ciseaux, boule, bobine de fil métallique, cordelette, papier). Complet.

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        Elements d'orfèvrerie. Divisés en deux parties. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      4to (26 x 20 cm). 2 Titelbl., 3 Bl. Text u. 100 Kupfertaf., gest. v. Jean-Jacques Pasquier u. Baquoy nach Germain u. Roettiers. Grünes Maroquin d. späten 19. Jh. auf 5 Bünden m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel, reicher Vergoldung der Innenkanten, Stehkantenfileten u. Goldschnitt. Marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere. Mit dem hs. Zusatz m. U. des Verfassers auf dem Titel d. 1. Teils: "avec privilege du Roy. Germain.", welches er erst am 16. Juli des Jahres erhielt, nachdem Teile der Auflage schon gedruckt waren (H. Cavalié: Pierre Germain dit le Romain). - Hs. Besitzeintrag des Medailleurs James Wyon von 1861. - Im Original sehr seltenes, bis ins späte 19. Jhdt. vielfach rezipiertes, kopiertes u. stilbildendes Modellbuch für Goldschmiede von Pierre Germain, dit le Romain, "Marchand, Orfèvre, Joailler à l'Orfèvrerie du Roy" (1703-1783), Schüler seines Namensvetters Thomas Germain und des Jacques Roettiers (1707-1784), von dessen Entwürfen er sieben in dieses Buch übernahm. Viele der Stiche fanden später auch Aufnahme in die Enzyklpädie von Diderot u. d'Alembert. In einem prächtigen Einband mit kunstvollen Marmorpapieren. Rücken zu Braun verblaßt, kl. Schadstelle am Vorsatzpapier. Titel etw. fleckig, Im Rande etw. fleckig, über einige Bl. kl. restaur. Wurmlöchlein, die Abb. sind nicht betroffen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
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        Wandtafelwerk - Blatt 23: Heldenplatz.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Neuerbaute Bude unter der Firma: Präsente-Austheilung. Das große rühmlichst bekannte Kunst-Kabinet von Böhle & Willardt mit Präsenten-Austheilung, enthaltend nur die hier noch nicht gezeigten neuesten Ansichten jetziger Zeit. - Das Stereoskopen-Kabinet enthält über 500 Ansichten. - Das Panorama enthält die Ansichten der neuesten Kriegsschauplätze Amerikas, die Krönungsfeierlichkeiten Königsbergs und des Einzugs in Berlin, sowie die Ansichten der großen Städte der Welt. - All diese Ansichten sind wundervoll und schön, daß auch der größte Kunstkenner unser Cabnet mit Zufriedenheit verlassen und gewiß seinen Freunden empfehlen wird. - Stets neue Aufstellung von Stereoskopem.

      Plakat mit gr. allegorischem Holzschnitt (Pegasus und Jungfrau 39 x 50 cm) und typographischem Text. Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr. 126 x 59 cm. Sehr großes und ungewöhnliches Plakat eines später mit Völkerschauen erfolgreichen Unternehmens Böhle & Willardt zeigten ihre umfangreiche Sammlung an Stereoskopfotos in wohl zahlreichen Betrachtern, sowie auch ein 80 Fuß großes Gemälde, das die Feierlichkeiten zur Krönung Wilhelms I. in Königsberg 1861 darstellte. - Das offensichtlich nicht ungschickte Unternehmen versprach jedem Besucher ein Geschenk, das "immer den Eintrittspreis werth sei". Die besseren Präsente werden aufgelistet, u. a. diverse Uhren, Lampen und Leuchter. - Mit minimalen Randläsuren und stecknadelkopfgroßem Loch. Insgesamt sehr gut und frisch erhalten!

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        Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Verwerthung für Physiologie und Medizin : Eine Monographie. Sammelband 6 Schriften. -

      (1. Aufl.), 8 (21x14), VI, 104 S.,mit 4 Tafeln und 26 Holzschnitten, Hldr d.Zt., Ecken/Kanten bestossen, RSchild, Stempel auf Innenspiegel/verso Titelblatt, handschriftl Gesamtverzeichnis des Sammelbandes auf Vorsatz, anfangs wenige Eckknicke, gutes Exemplar, [Hirsch I, 164].-- ANGEBUNDEN: Ziegler, Adolf: Die Uroscopie am Krankenbette : Zum Gebrauch für Aerzte. (1. Aufl.), Erlangen, Ferd. Enke, 1861. VII, 71 S., NaT.-- ANGEBUNDEN: Bardeleben, [Heinrich Adolf]: Über die conservative Richtung der neueren Chirurgie : Fest-Rede ... im Auftrage der Universität Greifswald. 2., unveränderter Abdruck, Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1861. 23 S., NaT.--ANGEBUNDEN: Langenbeck, [Bernhard]: Beiträge zur Osteoplastik : Vorläufige Mittheilung. (SA Göschen's Deutsche Klinik 1859, No.48). (Berlin, Reimer, 1859).--ANGEBUNDEN: Schreiber, C.A. : Über die wahre und alleinige Ursache des Eintritts der Geburtswehen im schwangeren Uterus. Königsberg, C.Th. Nürmberger, 1861. 16 S., NaT.-- ANGEBUNDEN: Laehr, [ Heinrich]: Die Seelenheilkunde in der Gegenwart : Vortrag gehalten im wissenschaftlichen Verein zu Berlin am 16. Februar 1861. Berlin Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1861. 42 S., naT.-

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        Das englische Haus Entwicklung, Bedingungen, Anlage, Aufbau, Einrichtung und Innenraum KOMPLETT 3 Bde. Band I: Entwicklung des englischen Hauses. Band II: Bedingungen, Anlage, gärtnerische Umgebung, A

      Hermann Muthesius (1861-1926) gehörte vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg zu den wichtigsten Wegbereitern einer modernen, deutschen Kunst. Als Architekt, gefragter Redner und Autor wichtiger Bücher und Aufsätze, als Organisator im Preußischen Handelsministerium und Begründer des Deutschen Werkbundes (1907) beeinflußte er eine ganze Generation im Kampf für eine bessere Zukunft, bis der Erste Weltkrieg viele Illusionen dieser bürgerlichen Revolution zunichte machte und damit auch ihre Träume von einer nationalen, modernen Kunst. Von seinen über 300 Publikationen ist das dreibändige Werk Das englische Haus (1. Auflage 1903-1906) das wichtigste, das schon zu seiner Zeit trotz eines horrenden Preises bald neu aufgelegt werden mußte. Aus dem Blickwinkel eines Architekten und Historikers schildert Muthesius die Entwicklung der insularen Architektur seit normannischen Zeiten, immer auch im Hinblick auf die soziologischen Ansprüche der Bauherren und der Gesellschaft. Sein eigentliches Thema aber ist die neue zeitgenössische Architektur in Form und Technik. England war für ihn das große Vorbild, weil es sich als erstes Land in Europa von den Fesseln der industriellen Massenproduktion und stilistischer Beliebigkeit befreit hatte. Das englische Kunstgewerbe seit William Morris und die neueste Hausarchitektur dienten Muthesius als Beispiel einer neuen, modernen Lebensform, von deren Prinzipien Deutschland lernen müsse, ohne sie sklavisch zu kopieren. Das Buch ist daher bis heute ein Kompendium englischer Architektur und Inneneinrichtung ebenso wie eine glänzend geschriebene Zustandsanalyse der deutschen Kunst vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg, von ihren Zielen und ihrem Optimismus. Reihe/Serie Architektura Universalis Vorwort Henning Bock Gewicht 4460 g Einbandart Leinen Technik Architektur Deutscher Werkbund England GB Kunst Architektur Kunst Architekten Innenarchitektur ISBN-10 3-7861-1853-1 / 3786118531 ISBN-13 978-3-7861-1853-4 / 9783786118534 Das englische Haus Entwicklung, Bedingungen, Anlage, Aufbau, Einrichtung und Innenraum KOMPLETT 3 Bde. Band I: Entwicklung des englischen Hauses. Band II: Bedingungen, Anlage, gärtnerische Umgebung, Aufbau und gesundheitliche Einrichtungen des englischen Hauses. Band III: Der Innenraum des englischen Hauses [Gebundene Ausgabe] Hermann Muthesius (Autor) 3 BÄNDE

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        Sämtliche Werke (von 1876)

      Heinrich Heine Sämtliche Werke. 18 Bände Werke und 4 Bände Briefe (22 in 11 Halbleder-Bänden) Herausgegeben von Adolf Strodtmann. Die letzte große Gesamtausgabe der von Strodtmann veranstalteten Werkesammlung mit dem Erstdruck des erweiterten Briefteils (Bände 19-22). Gegenüber der EA von 1861-66 wurden die Briefe um einen Band vermehrt. (Meyer S. 125, 1-3 schreibt zum Band 17: Dieser Band enthielt bis Mitte der achtziger Jahre auf Seite 233 Die Schloßlegende. Der Band wurde alsdann confiscirt und durch einen neuen Bogen, auf welchem die betreffende Stelle leer ist, ersetzt. In der vorliegenden Ausgabe fehlt denn auch auf Seite 233 von Band 17 Die Schloßlegende, obwohl das Inhaltsverzeichnis dieses Gedicht noch verzeichnet.) Alle Bände sind bei Bär & Hermann, Leipzig gedruckt. Nur der Schlußband (22) ist ein Druck von Otto Wigand, Leipzig. Das Papier dieses Bandes ist leicht gebräunt und führt auf den Reihentitel den Zusatz: Rechtmäßige Original-Ausgabe (dieser Zusatz ab Band 19), und ist mit einem Vorwort von Strodtmann versehen. Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 1876 8 (17,5x12 cm). Braune Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung. Spiegel und Vorsatz aus farbigem Lackpapier mit Federmuster. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt ebenfalls mit dem Federmuster. (Bände nicht kollationiert.) Zustand: Vereinzelte, meist nur leichte, Stockflecken. Die Einbände kaum berieben Auf dem Vortitel von Band 1 und 22 Bleistifteintragungen von Antiquaren. Dem Alter entsprechend befinden sich die Bücher innen wie außen in einem guten bis sehr guten Zustand. Besonders diese Ausgabe in den schönen Halbledereinbänden ist in der Vollständigkeit ziemlich selten. Hinweis: Die angebotenen Bücher sind antiquarisch und keine Neuware. Diese Bücher können in allen möglichen Umgebungen gestanden und gelegen haben, in denen Gerüche aller Art, wie Autoabgase und Tabakqualm u.a., die Luft bereicherten. Auch können die Bücher auf dem Transportweg mit Abgasen und Rauch in Kontakt kommen (Logistikfahrzeuge und Lagerräumlichkeiten). Weiter besteht die Möglichkeit, daß das eine und andere behaarte Haustier sich in der Nähe der Bücher aufgehalten hat, ja, sogar Menschen mit allerlei Parfümgerüchen. Offensichtliche Gerüche wie Moder- und Kellergerüche, falls vorhanden, sind beschrieben. Für alle anderen Gerüche kann ich keine Gewähr übernehmen. Wer Neuware verlangt, sollte sich auch Neuware kaufen!

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Rechtmäßige Original-Ausgabe. Band 1-21 in 11 Bänden ( so vollständig - mit den Bänden 19-21 = Briefe 1-3 ).( beiliegend: Heine: Der Nachlaß, Hoffmann & Campe )

      ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1861 - 1865, der abschließende und hier vorliegende dritte Band der Briefe erschien 1866. Die vorliegende Werkausgabe = Erste Ausgabe, WG2 / 29 ). Mit zusammen ca. 7900 Seiten. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8 ( 17,5 x 11,5 cm ) Inhalt: Band 1-2: Reisebilder 3-4: Englische Fragmente und Shakspeare's Mädchen und Frauen Novellistische Fragmente 5-7:. Über Deutschland ( Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland Die romantische Schule Elementargeister und Dämonen ) 8-11: Französische Zustände ( Das Bürgerkönigsthum im Jahr 1832 Die parlamentarische Periode der Bürgerkönigthums Kunstberichte aus Paris ) 12: Ludwig Börne. Eine Denkschrift 13-14: Vermischte Schriften 15-18: Dichtungen ( Buch der Lieder Tragödien und Neue Gedichte Atta Troll Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen Zeitgedichte Romanzero Letzte Gedichte Nachlass-Gedichte ) 19-21: Briefe.. Einbände teils etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen ( Einbandecken teils auch stärker bestoßen ), bei Band 1 ist der schmale Einbandrücken etwas angeplatzt und das obere Kapital ist etwas ausgefranst. Die abschließenden 2 Briefbände am oberen Kapital des schmalen Einbandrückens etwas beschädigt. Innen von meist guter Erhaltung, nur wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Insgesamt guter Zustand in der seltenen Halbleder-Ausgabe. Zusammen 11 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 6500 Gramm ) ( beiliegend: Heinrich Heine: Der Nachlass - der lyrische Nachlass - der Prosa Nachlass. Teil 1 und 2 in einem Band, Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg, 1925 mit XXX, 334 + XXXVI, 267 Seiten, mit einigen Abbildungen und Faksimiles. Ohldr mit Kopfgoldschnitt, 8 ( 21 x 14,5 cm ). Einband stärker berieben, etwas fleckig, Buchschnitt stärker stockfleckig, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California.

      1861 - First edition. 2 folding maps & 8 plates. 8vo. Original green cloth, sympathetically recased with minor restoration to spine. xii, 707pp. London, After considering all the available routes Burton traveled via the Missouri River to Salt Lake City where he spent approximately one month interviewing Brigham Young on two occasions before continuing his journey to San Francisco via Sacramento. Penzer, p68/69. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portefeuille archéologique de la Champagne.

      Mme Jardeaux-Ray, Bar-sur-Aube 1861 - In-4, 219 pp et 90 planches chromolithographiées dont 11 sur double page, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs (David), épidermures et tache discrète au dos. Remarquable monographie sur l'archéologie et les antiquités champenoises. Elle se divise en chapitres consacrés aux vitraux (peinture sur verre), émaux, peintures diverses (miniatures, etc.), textrines (tissus divers, broderies), sculpture sur bois et sur ivoire, gravure monumentale, sculpture sur pierre, orfévrerie, sigillographie, serrurerie, céramique, antiques, mobilier civil et religieux. La qualité des planches est exceptionnelle. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque d'Alexandre-Louis Pommery (1841-1907) (gravé par Henry-André). Sa bibliothèque du château de Rozais à Rilly-la-Montagne comptait environ 6000 volumes et c'était l'une des plus célèbres de la région. Langue : Français

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        Tagebücher - 12 von 14 Bänden (Bände 11 u. 12 fehlen)

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus u.a., 1861/70. Aus dem Nachlaß Varnhagen\'s von Ense herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort von Ludmilla Assing - EA. (W/G II/49; Goed. VI, 176), Mischauflage, unterschiedlich gebunden, Bände 1-6: braunviolette OLwd./grüner Rücken m. Gold- und Blindprägung, VIII/387/423/488/404/364/499 S./Band 7-10: dunkelgrüne OLwd. m. Rückenvergoldung, 471/498/448/480 S./Band 13-14: schwarzgrüne OLwd., 432/416 S., Lesebändchen. Die Bände 1-6 der Brockhaus-Ausgabe sind komplett; Bände 7 und 8 bei Meyer und Zeller, Zürich, 1865; Ab Band 9 bei Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg, 1868-1870, daher unterschiedliche Höhen. Alle Bände sehr schönes Exlibris\' von Ed. Fuchs auf Innenseite Einband - Bände 1-6: Rücken minimal beschabt/winzige Läsuren, Bände 4 u. 6 Bindung hinten etwas geweitet, Bibliotheksexemplare: einige mit Stempeln und Einträgen auf Vortitel/Titel, einige Seiten unfrisch/braun-, stock- oder fingerfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. Band 7: wenige Seiten unfrisch/etwas fleckig, Besitzerstempel auf Vor- und Nachsatz, sonst gut erhalten. Bände 8/9 Name oder Stempel auf Titel, wenige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Bände 13/14: Ein Einbandrand winzige Stauchstelle, Seitenränder papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 10,00 EUR Erstausgaben/ First editions | Literatur, deutsche, 18./19.Jh./ Literature, german, 18th/19th century | Literatur, Tagebuch/ Literature, diary

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

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

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        The Canadian Crusoes: A tale of the Rice Lake Plains

      Crosby, Nichols, Lee 1861 - HArdcover. Textured boards. Title stamping rubbed away. Text clean and unmarked. Some dampstaining to title page, half title, and first page. Text clean and unmarked. DAmpstaining to the bottom page block edge, mild penetration. 1861-01-01

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        Official Scribal Copy of DuPont's Report on Victory at Port Royal, S.C.

      Port Royal, South Carolina, aboard the "Wabash: USN, 1861. Official Scribal Copy of Order. Very Good +. Original & Contemporary Autograph Copy of Letter sent by Admiral Samuel DuPont to Admiral Goldsborough about his victory over Confederate forces defending Port Royal. Excellent condition for an official copy made at the time of an extremely important and huge early Union naval operation and amphibious landing on Confederate territory. Because the Union Navy was able to capture Port Royal (modern Hilton Head Island, S.C) and its environs), the Union was able to create a bastion midway along the Confederate coastline from which troops could be positioned or stationed and then moved. The island also provided a highly convenient centrally located coaling and watering port for Union warships engaged in blockading Southern ports. Exceptional importance and condition!

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        Sunshine in the Country. A Book of Rural Poetry embellished with photographs from Nature

      London: Richard Griffin, 1861. First edition.. Hardback. Near fine. Small 4to. (9 x 6.75 inches). pp.152. 20 half-stereo albumen prints (7.5 x 8cm), many with arched tops or trimmed to circular. No tissue guards. Full navy blue calf, gilt decorated to upper and lower boards, gilt decorated to spine, title in red compartment, 5 raised bands. Some rubbing to corners. A.e.g. Marbled endpapers. Gilt dentelles. Light tanning to blank prelims. Trifle light spotting to extrems. O/w only very occasional light spotting and a few signs of use. Most plates richly toned. Photographs of rural life taken by William M. Grundy, and published posthumously (Gernsheim 153). Fine binding. An extremely handsome copy of a rare title. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Binding, Fine- w Edward Walker] The Prince's Visit

      B. Frodsham, New York 1861 - Superbly bound by Edward Walker in full red morocco with ornate gilt leaf and vine pattern surrounding a central oval frame with lavish crown design on both covers, gilt spine. Exquisite gauffered edges, expertly stamped design on all three edges over smooth and finely gilt pages. Signed in gilt pallet on front pastedown, "Bound by Edward Walker & Sons, New York." A lovely binding by probably the greatest American binder of the period, not only because of his technical expertise, but also because of his book on bookbinding. Some marginal wear, but a very nice copy of quite a lovely binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A lovely detailed manuscript of Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock's attributed as being an autobiography

      n.p,, c. 1861. 12.25" x 8". "4 pages 12.25"" x 8"" on lined paper stock, each tipped into a book keeping portfolio. Light handling marks with soft folds appearing as though the pages were once inserted in an envelope. Overall near fine.A four page manuscript in another's hand, perhaps having been dictated by Hancock. Commencing with ""Brigadier General Winfield Scott Hancock. Born at Montgomery Square in Montgomery county Pennsylvania, February 14, 1824 and now 38 years of age, son of Benjamin Hancock Esq. a lawyer and distinguished citizen of Norristown Pennsylvania; Entered the military Academy in 1840, graduated in 1844 and was then commissioned as 2nd Lieut. of the 6th Infantry … ""And ending with ""His services towards the enemy in various recognizances and the incidental operations in connection therewith have marked him as an intelligent and able General""A wonderful very detailed accounting of General Winfield Scott Hancock's life, starting with his birth in 1824, and ending in approximately 1861with his assignment to a Brig in Gen. Smith's division. Worthy of future research."

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        HOME SQUAD. COMPANY A. SUPPLIES. EACH MEMBER IS REQUIRED TO EQUIP HIMSELF WITH THE ARTICLES ENUMERATED, AS FOLLOWS: AND TO BE READY IN MARCHING ORDER WHEN JEFF DAVIS CROSSES THE WIRE BRIDGE.

      [Philadelphia: , 1861?]. [Philadelphia:. 1861?]. Broadside, 5" x 12 3/4", with cartoon above caption title. One small blank margin chip, lightly toned, about Very Good.A rare comic broadside, with four caricatured soldiers portrayed at its top. "Facetious list of equipment and supplies required by Pennsylvania recruits." OCLC. These include "1 Leather Camp Kettle," "6 Cut Glass Champagne Goblets," "1 Poll Parrot in a Tin Cage," etc. The Head Quarters is "at the Feather Foundry, 4th of July and Plum Streets," and it is noted that "S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St., will furnish the above articles."OCLC 145522511 [1- Lib. Co. Phila.], 60951231 [1- NYHS] [as of October 2014].

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        Richard Wagner et Tannhauser a Paris.

      Paris: E. Dentu,, 1861. Duodecimo. Original grey paper wrappers, title to front cover printed black. Housed in a custom red crushed quarter morocco chemise with marbled sides and matching slipcase. Small split to head of spine, text block sound, front wrapper with some light foxing, thin mark and nicks to fore-edge, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First edition in book form of Baudelaire's defence of Wagner. The essay, written after the opera was withdrawn following three heavily-criticised performances in Paris in 1860, first appeared in the Revue Européenne in April 1861 and Baudelaire had it issued in book form in May. It has been "hailed as the finest summary of all the tenets of Baudelaire's own aesthetic, and as a fascinating exposition of all the recurring issues of the literary response to Wagner" Breatnach, p. 49). Scarce, with just seven copies traced in commerce since 1975; just three copies traced in Copac (BL, Aberdeen and Leeds), and none in OCLC.

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        LETTER SUMMONING GEN GRANT TO ASSUME HIS FIRST FIELD COMMAND FROM GEN FREMONT TO COL JEFFERSON C DAVIS

      An important letter written on August 27, 1861 this letter summoned U. S. Grant to General Fremont's headquarters to receive his first field command. Fremont's leadership of the Department of the West was controversial and short-lived. Lincoln removed him after only a few months. But Fremont indisputably did one very smart thing of lasting significance during period. He sent this letter. The rest is history.

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        A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City

      London: W. Jeffs,, 1861. With a sketch of the history, religion, and customs of the Mormons, and an introduction on the religious movement in the United States. 2 volumes, large octavo (250 x 152 mm). Original dark blue cloth, blind-stamped overall with pattern of concentric trefoils, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, covers panel-stamped in blind with floral corner- and centrepieces within composite frame, yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom black leather entry slipcase. Engraved frontispiece to each volume, 8 similar plates, folding map. Bookplates of John George Fenwick and Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedowns, blind-stamp of W. H. Smith & Son to front free endpapers. Spines slightly faded, light fraying to headcaps, extremities and joints rubbed, a few trivial scuffs and marks to covers, light spotting to frontispieces, tide-mark to outer corners of plates in volume 2; slipcase superficially split but holding. A very good copy. First edition in English, originally published in French the previous year as Voyage au pays des Mormons. Rémy (1826-1893) spent ten years travelling in the Americas and the Pacific, including three years in Honolulu, where he became an intimate of King Kamehameha III and met the English gentleman explorer Julius Brenchley (1816-1873). In 1855 the pair travelled from Sacramento to Salt Lake City via Varson Valley and Haw's Ranch, returning to the Pacific coast through Fillmore, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Rémy's account, written on his return to France, includes an account of their route, the Mormon religion, the lives of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, and extensive notes on the natural history of Utah.

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        A Journey to Great Salt Lake City. By Jules Remy and Julius Brenchly, M.A.; With a Sketch of the History, Religion, and Customs of the Mormons, and an Introduction on the Religious Movement in the United States

      W. Jeffs, London 1861 - Two volume set. 605 & 508pp. Octavos [26 cm] Original violet cloth with titles gilt stamped on backstrips and Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on front boards. Very good. Minor overall fading to boards. Head of boards and backstrip of volume one shows light staining and discoloring. Corners bumped. Internally clean. Bookplate on front pastedown of the second volume. All ten illustrations and the fold-out map are present. Early description of the Mormons and the Salt Lake Valley originally published in French. This is the first English language edition. Flake/Draper 6867. Howes R204. Wagner/Camp 364:2. Scallawagiana 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Great Expectations. FIRST EDITION. Vol. I: first impression; vol. II: 2nd impression; vol. III: first impression. 3 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. 1861 Occasional interior marking; text block very slightly cut down with no loss of text. Contemp. half dark green morocco, spines gilt in compartments; vols II & III spine numbers reversed, spine of vol. II (ie III) sl. faded. A v.g. copy in custom-made green slipcase, edged with green morocco.Collated with the Clarendon Edition (Appendix D). As with the Bodleian edition, vol. III has the faults emended on pp103 & 193, suggesting a second state of the first impression.

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        RARE Original Document - Act to Regulate the Sale of Opium and Bhang in Guyana

      British Guiana, 1861. Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, 9 October 1861. "An Ordinance to Regulate the Sale of Opium and Bhang." Original Act from the colonial Court of Policy, issued and signed in the original by William Walker, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of British Guiana, dealing with the legalization of opium, and also of bhang (an edible preparation of cannabis), in terms of importation, duties and taxation, sales, and medical prescription. Featuring also the signature of Magistrate James Ochterlony Lockhard Mure, then Acting Secretary under Walker. Tall 8vo. 4 pages, one double-leaf measuring approximately 19,5 x 31 cm, printed by Robert Short, Georgetown, Demerara. With official paper seal and two original signatures. Very good condition, crisp and bright. Rare. Vice-Admiral William Walker, was twice Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of British Guiana, from 1848-1849 and 1853-1854. He entered British Colonial Service in 1836, becoming Lieutenant Governor and Government Secretary of British Guiana in 1847. He also served as Acting Governor in 1857 and in 1861, during the tenure of Lieutenant Governor Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, most likely when the latter took leave for rest or recovery from attacks by civilians opposing his tax laws. In 1867 he was part of a committee preparing for British Guiana's participation in the Universal Exhibition held in Paris. James Ochterlony Lockhard Mure was in British Guiana as early as 1839, working as a stipendiary magistrate for the colony. By 1860 he was Justice of the Peace and in 1862 he served as Administrator-General of Demerary and Essequebo. He died in Georgetown, 28 February 1863. An immensely fascinating document concerning the legalisation of opium and cannabis in British Guiana 1861, making the narcotics available at licensed retail shops or by medicinal prescription, though subject to the autocratic policy of the British Governor himself. This original colonial document represents the direct consequence of the 1860 trade agreement signed in Peking which effectively coerced China to open its country to foreign trade, and also to legalize the opium trade. To legislate and control the trade and usage of opium would generate a sizeable revenue stream for Great Britain, not only in China, but also in her overseas colonies. Immediately after the Second Opium War (1856-1860) concessions were put into place to achieve exactly that. This particular ordinance was enacted on 9 October and to come into effect on 15 November, 1861. In British Guiana, a mild form of marijuana called 'bhang' was included in the newly taxable and regulated popular narcotics. Both opium and bhang are the subject of this Act, which sets forth in painstaking detail and legalese, strict rules for obtaining a retail license to begin with. Once approved and licensed to sell opium or bhang, fees having been paid to the colonial government of course, all sorts of other regulations followed, including mandatory storefront signage, detailed record keeping and inventory control, specific importation procedures which could only be done through the government's authorized warehouse. Duty and taxes are outlined, as are penalties and fines for any breach of obligation. The document specifically mentions that it is unlawful for hospitals to sell their supply of opium, and the penalties that would incur from doing so. To enforce the iron-fisted control over these coveted substances, the Act provides for random inspections, as well as seizures and forfeitures by any commissary of taxation, police officer, or constable. Strict limitations were imposed as to the quantities one could sell or prescribe as medication, within a twenty-four hour period, quantities which, it has been said, were inadequate for any reasonable use. [James Rodway, for example, in his book published in 1902, "The Forest People of British Guiana," discussed "some absurd restrictions... really little better than instruments of oppression." He explains, "For about twenty years a law was in force that, if carried out, would have been absolutely prohibitive, yet at that very time a druggist paid duty on as much as six hundred pounds of opium every month. Every druggist was allowed to import as much as he pleased, and licensed retailers bought from them. But the difficulty was that only five grains could be legally bought by one person. The opium smoker does not use the drug in a crude state, and he must have at least half an ounce to prepare his extract. It followed, therefore, that not a single ounce of the one to two thousand pounds imported monthly was disposed of in a legal manner."] Excerpts from the document: "Whereas the most serious mischiefs have arisen from the pernicious use of Opium and Bhang by many of the Coolie and Chinese immigrants in this Colony... it is necessary to place the sale thereof under stringent regulations... therefore enacted by His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor of British Guiana..." "It shall not be lawful for any person... to deal in, sell, barter, or otherwise dispose of any Opium or Bhang, unless he shall at the time be possessed of a retail license in manner and form hereinafter provided, or unless he shall sell or dispose of the same to a duly authorised person from and out of the Colonial Bonded Warehouse..." "It shall not be lawful for any Druggist to sell or deliver to any person whatsoever any Bhang, nor any Opium except upon prescription or order in writing of a duly licensed medical practitioner or except bona-fide compounded as a medicine......" "It shall be lawful for the Governor to cause license to deal in Opium and Bhang by retail... subject to such Rules and Regulations as the Governor and Court of Policy shall be pleased... but no Opium or Bhang shall be allowed to be smoked or consumed on the premises of any licensed dealer... nor shall the holder of any license to keep any Retail Spirit Shop or Liquor Store be allowed to take out a license to deal on the same premises in Opium or Bhang by retail. " "Every person licensed... shall affix on the outside of the principal door... painted in plain legible words and figures his name and the words 'Licensed to deal in Opium and Bhang by retail'..." "Every dealer in Opium and Bhang by retail, shall keep a book shewing the stock on hand, and the daily quantities of Opium or Bhang received, sold, or disposed of, with the names and addresses..." "... no dealer... shall sell... within one period of twenty-four hours, to or for the use of one person, any quantity of Opium exceeding Five Grains, or any quantity of Bhang exceeding Ten Grains..." "If any Commissary of Taxation, Police Officer, or Constable shall know or have reasonable cause to suspect that any Opium or Bhang is in the illegal possession of any person... such Justice may... enter the house or place... and to seize the same; and all Opium or Bhang so seized shall be forfeited..." "In case any information, suit, or action shall be brought to trial on account of any detention or seizure made under this Ordinance, and a sentence of judgment shall be for the claimant..." "If any person shall molest, hinder, oppose, or obstruct any Controller, Commissary, or other officer acting in the execution of the powers and authorities granted...shall forfeit and pay a sum..." "If any person shall forge, counterfeit, or altar any permit..." "It shall be lawful for the Governor, with or without the advice and consent of the Court of Policy, to order any Opium or Bhang seized... also to remit or mitigate any fine, penalty, or forfeiture incurred..." "The term Opium shall mean any Opium, whether pure or mixed with any ingredient... not being intended for medicinal purposes only; the term Bhang..." End excerpts. With the Second Opium War (1856-1860) the British Empire sought to legalize the opium trade, to expand and regulate the coolie trade, to open all of China to British merchants, to exempt foreign imports from internal transit duties, and to suppress piracy. France joined Britain in the war while Russia supported the final campaign, port treaties, and so forth. At the conclusion of the war, the Convention of Beijing indeed caused the opium trade to be legalized, the Chinese government levying a small import tax on opium. The agreement also facilitated easier access to China with the opening of five treaty ports, and, for the first time, foreign merchants were also permitted access to the vast hinterland of China beyond the coast. By this time, opium imports to China had reached 50,000 to 60,000 chests a year, which would continue to increase for the next three decades. British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The area was originally settled by the Dutch as the colonies of Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo, then captured by the British in 1796 and officially ceded in 1814, and consolidated into a single colony in 1831. Slavery had been abolished in Great Britain in 1834, on paper at least. The Chinese community has played an important role in British Guiana since 1853. Nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) Chinese arrived in British Guiana between 1853 and 1879 on 39 vessels from Hong Kong to fill the labor shortage on the sugar plantations engendered by the abolition of slavery. Leaving their homeland under indentured labor contracts, in the early years, many were "the offscourings of Canton - gaol-birds, loafers and vagabonds," who swiftly deserted the plantations and took to bootlegging, burglary and robbery and kept brothels and gambling houses. Eighty-five percent of these immigrants were men, and most returned to China or emigrated to other parts of the Guianas and the Caribbean after completing or escaping their indentures. Those who remained soon turned to trade, competing effectively with the Portuguese and East Indians, who had also entered as indentured laborers, in the retail sector. Look-Lai reports important Chinese import and wholesale traders by the 1880s and that the 1890s saw Chinese "druggists, butchers, hucksters, cart and boat cab owners, barbers, laundrymen and legal sellers of opium and ganja (marijuana)" and holding fifty percent of food shop licenses and ninety percent of liquor licenses. By the end of the 19th century, the Chinese had transcended their early reputation for criminality and come to be regarded as worthy, law-abiding, industrious citizens. The Governor of British Guiana was the Crown representative in British Guiana. The office existed from 1831 when the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice united as British Guiana until 1966 when Guyana attained independence. The Court of Policy of Guiana in South America was a legislative body established in 1732 by Dutch authorities, which continued, with some administrative changes when the region came under British rule, until 1928. For most of its existence it formed the Combined Court together with the six Financial Representatives. The Court of Policy and the courts of justice, controlled by the plantation owners, constituted the center of power in British Guiana. The colonists who sat on the Court of Policy and the courts of justice were appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by two electoral colleges. In turn, the seven members of each College of Electors were elected for life by those planters possessing twenty-five or more slaves. Raising and disbursing revenue was the responsibility of the Combined Court, which included members of the Court of Policy and six additional financial representatives appointed by the College of Electors. In 1855 the Combined Court also assumed responsibility for setting the salaries of all government officials. Finally, in the late 1880s, pressure from the new Afro-Guyanese middle class for constitutional reform was increasing. . Very Good.

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        John Wanamaker's Bible Inscribed to his good friend: Marketing Genius

      Hardcover. Good. US Merchant, Christian Leader, Civic & political figure - considered a "Pioneer in Marketing" founded one of the 1st department stores in the US. He opened his first store in 1861, called "Oak Hall", at Sixth and Market Streets in Philadelphia, adjacent to the site of George Washington's Presidential home. Oak Hall grew substantially based on Wanamaker's then-revolutionary principle: "One price and goods returnable".

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        Great Expectations. FIRST EDITION. Vol. I: first impression; vol. II: 2nd impression ('second edition'); vol. III: 2nd impression ('second edition'). 3 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. 1861 The odd spot in prelims. Contemp. half dark green calf, spines gilt in compartments, brown morocco spine labels, marbled boards, edges & e.ps. Armorial bookplates of Arbuthnot Charles Guthrie Duart. A v.g. attractive set.Collated with the Clarendon Edition (Appendix D).

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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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        Signed Autograph Manuscript. An extract from <em>Paul the Pope and Paul the Friar

      1861 24 lines written in black ink on 1 side of a single 4to leaf.Thomas Adolphus Trollope, 1810-1892, Anthony&apos;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

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        Legalizing Opium and Marijuana After the Second Opium War - "Serious Mischiefs of Coolies and Chinese"

      Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, 9 October 1861. "An Ordinance to Regulate the Sale of Opium and Bhang." Original Act from the colonial Court of Policy, issued and signed in the original by William Walker, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of British Guiana, dealing with the legalization of opium, and also of bhang (an edible preparation of cannabis), in terms of importation, duties and taxation, sales, and medical prescription. Featuring also the signature of Magistrate James Ochterlony Lockhard Mure, then Acting Secretary under Walker. Tall 8vo. 4 pages, one double-leaf measuring approximately 19,5 x 31 cm, printed by Robert Short, Georgetown, Demerara. With official paper seal and two original signatures. Vice-Admiral William Walker, was twice Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of British Guiana, from 1848-1849 and 1853-1854. He entered British Colonial Service in 1836, becoming Lieutenant Governor and Government Secretary of British Guiana in 1847. He also served as Acting Governor in 1857 and in 1861, during the tenure of Lieutenant Governor Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, most likely when the latter took leave for rest or recovery from attacks by civilians opposing his tax laws. In 1867 he was part of a committee preparing for British Guiana's participation in the Universal Exhibition held in Paris. James Ochterlony Lockhard Mure was in British Guiana as early as 1839, working as a stipendiary magistrate for the colony. By 1860 he was Justice of the Peace and in 1862 he served as Administrator-General of Demerary and Essequebo. He died in Georgetown, 28 February 1863. An immensely fascinating document concerning the legalisation of opium and cannabis in British Guiana 1861, making the narcotics available at licensed retail shops or by medicinal prescription, though subject to the autocratic policy of the British Governor himself. This original colonial document represents the direct consequence of the 1860 trade agreement signed in Peking which effectively coerced China to open its country to foreign trade, and also to legalize the opium trade. To legislate and control the trade and usage of opium would generate a sizeable revenue stream for Great Britain, not only in China, but also in her overseas colonies. Immediately after the Second Opium War (1856-1860) concessions were put into place to achieve exactly that. This particular ordinance was enacted on 9 October and to come into effect on 15 November, 1861. In British Guiana, a mild form of marijuana called 'bhang' was included in the newly taxable and regulated popular narcotics. Both opium and bhang are the subject of this Act, which sets forth in painstaking detail and legalese, strict rules for obtaining a retail license to begin with. Once approved and licensed to sell opium or bhang, fees having been paid to the colonial government of course, all sorts of other regulations followed, including mandatory storefront signage, detailed record keeping and inventory control, specific importation procedures which could only be done through the government's authorized warehouse. Duty and taxes are outlined, as are penalties and fines for any breach of obligation. The document specifically mentions that it is unlawful for hospitals to sell their supply of opium, and the penalties that would incur from doing so. To enforce the iron-fisted control over these coveted substances, the Act provides for random inspections, as well as seizures and forfeitures by any commissary of taxation, police officer, or constable. Strict limitations were imposed as to the quantities one could sell or prescribe as medication, within a twenty-four hour period, quantities which, it has been said, were inadequate for any reasonable use. [James Rodway, for example, in his book published in 1902, "The Forest People of British Guiana," discussed "some absurd restrictions... really little better than instruments of oppression." He explains, "For about twenty years a law was in force that, if carried out, would have been absolutely prohibitive, yet at that very time a druggist paid duty on as much as six hundred pounds of opium every month. Every druggist was allowed to import as much as he pleased, and licensed retailers bought from them. But the difficulty was that only five grains could be legally bought by one person. The opium smoker does not use the drug in a crude state, and he must have at least half an ounce to prepare his extract. It followed, therefore, that not a single ounce of the one to two thousand pounds imported monthly was disposed of in a legal manner."] Excerpts from the document: "Whereas the most serious mischiefs have arisen from the pernicious use of Opium and Bhang by many of the Coolie and Chinese immigrants in this Colony... it is necessary to place the sale thereof under stringent regulations... therefore enacted by His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor of British Guiana..." "It shall not be lawful for any person... to deal in, sell, barter, or otherwise dispose of any Opium or Bhang, unless he shall at the time be possessed of a retail license in manner and form hereinafter provided, or unless he shall sell or dispose of the same to a duly authorised person from and out of the Colonial Bonded Warehouse..." "It shall not be lawful for any Druggist to sell or deliver to any person whatsoever any Bhang, nor any Opium except upon prescription or order in writing of a duly licensed medical practitioner or except bona-fide compounded as a medicine......" "It shall be lawful for the Governor to cause license to deal in Opium and Bhang by retail... subject to such Rules and Regulations as the Governor and Court of Policy shall be pleased... but no Opium or Bhang shall be allowed to be smoked or consumed on the premises of any licensed dealer... nor shall the holder of any license to keep any Retail Spirit Shop or Liquor Store be allowed to take out a license to deal on the same premises in Opium or Bhang by retail. " "Every person licensed... shall affix on the outside of the principal door... painted in plain legible words and figures his name and the words 'Licensed to deal in Opium and Bhang by retail'..." "Every dealer in Opium and Bhang by retail, shall keep a book shewing the stock on hand, and the daily quantities of Opium or Bhang received, sold, or disposed of, with the names and addresses..." "... no dealer... shall sell... within one period of twenty-four hours, to or for the use of one person, any quantity of Opium exceeding Five Grains, or any quantity of Bhang exceeding Ten Grains..." "If any Commissary of Taxation, Police Officer, or Constable shall know or have reasonable cause to suspect that any Opium or Bhang is in the illegal possession of any person... such Justice may... enter the house or place... and to seize the same; and all Opium or Bhang so seized shall be forfeited..." "In case any information, suit, or action shall be brought to trial on account of any detention or seizure made under this Ordinance, and a sentence of judgment shall be for the claimant..." "If any person shall molest, hinder, oppose, or obstruct any Controller, Commissary, or other officer acting in the execution of the powers and authorities granted...shall forfeit and pay a sum..." "If any person shall forge, counterfeit, or altar any permit..." "It shall be lawful for the Governor, with or without the advice and consent of the Court of Policy, to order any Opium or Bhang seized... also to remit or mitigate any fine, penalty, or forfeiture incurred..." "The term Opium shall mean any Opium, whether pure or mixed with any ingredient... not being intended for medicinal purposes only; the term Bhang..." End excerpts. With the Second Opium War (1856-1860) the British Empire sought to legalize the opium trade, to expand and regulate the coolie trade, to open all of China to British merchants, to exempt foreign imports from internal transit duties, and to suppress piracy. France joined Britain in the war while Russia supported the final campaign, port treaties, and so forth. At the conclusion of the war, the Convention of Beijing indeed caused the opium trade to be legalized, the Chinese government levying a small import tax on opium. The agreement also facilitated easier access to China with the opening of five treaty ports, and, for the first time, foreign merchants were also permitted access to the vast hinterland of China beyond the coast. By this time, opium imports to China had reached 50,000 to 60,000 chests a year, which would continue to increase for the next three decades. British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. The area was originally settled by the Dutch as the colonies of Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo, then captured by the British in 1796 and officially ceded in 1814, and consolidated into a single colony in 1831. Slavery had been abolished in Great Britain in 1834, on paper at least. The Chinese community has played an important role in British Guiana since 1853. Nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) Chinese arrived in British Guiana between 1853 and 1879 on 39 vessels from Hong Kong to fill the labor shortage on the sugar plantations engendered by the abolition of slavery. Leaving their homeland under indentured labor contracts, in the early years, many were "the offscourings of Canton - gaol-birds, loafers and vagabonds," who swiftly deserted the plantations and took to bootlegging, burglary and robbery and kept brothels and gambling houses. Eighty-five percent of these immigrants were men, and most returned to China or emigrated to other parts of the Guianas and the Caribbean after completing or escaping their indentures. Those who remained soon turned to trade, competing effectively with the Portuguese and East Indians, who had also entered as indentured laborers, in the retail sector. Look-Lai reports important Chinese import and wholesale traders by the 1880s and that the 1890s saw Chinese "druggists, butchers, hucksters, cart and boat cab owners, barbers, laundrymen and legal sellers of opium and ganja (marijuana)" and holding fifty percent of food shop licenses and ninety percent of liquor licenses. By the end of the 19th century, the Chinese had transcended their early reputation for criminality and come to be regarded as worthy, law-abiding, industrious citizens. The Governor of British Guiana was the Crown representative in British Guiana. The office existed from 1831 when the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice united as British Guiana until 1966 when Guyana attained independence. The Court of Policy of Guiana in South America was a legislative body established in 1732 by Dutch authorities, which continued, with some administrative changes when the region came under British rule, until 1928. For most of its existence it formed the Combined Court together with the six Financial Representatives. The Court of Policy and the courts of justice, controlled by the plantation owners, constituted the center of power in British Guiana. The colonists who sat on the Court of Policy and the courts of justice were appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by two electoral colleges. In turn, the seven members of each College of Electors were elected for life by those planters possessing twenty-five or more slaves. Raising and disbursing revenue was the responsibility of the Combined Court, which included members of the Court of Policy and six additional financial representatives appointed by the College of Electors. In 1855 the Combined Court also assumed responsibility for setting the salaries of all government officials. Finally, in the late 1880s, pressure from the new Afro-Guyanese middle class for constitutional reform was increasing.

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        Reise in den Orient Europa`s und einen Theil Westasien`s, zur Untersuchung des Bodens und seiner Producte, des Klima`s, der Salubritäts-Verhältnisse und vorherrschenden Krankheiten. Mit Beiträgen zur Geschichte, Charakteristik und Politik der Bewohner.

      Elberfeld, Bädeker 1860 - 1861. - 2 Bände. Mit einer gefalt. lithograph. Tafel. XIV, 319 S.; 4 Bll., 374 S., 1 Bl. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Hirsch-H. V, 1009. - Seltener Reisebericht des Bonner Chirurgen. Bereiste die teils noch osmanischen Donauländer, Schwarzmeerküste, Griechenland und vor allem die Türkei und Armenien. - Seitl. Schnitt von Bd. 1 tls. tintenfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Concord, MA: 9 February 1861 Single folded leaf, handwritten in black ink. Near fine, with some creasing to the folds, a few tiny spots to the extremities. In this letter, Emerson writes to Rev. Mr. Wheeler about which lecture he would read at an upcoming event. Specifically, Emerson suggests that he deliver the "Classes of Men" lecture, which he first delivered on November 20, 1860, in Boston. It is possible that Emerson is referring to his reading of this lecture on February 13, 1861, before the Augusta Lyceum in Augusta, Maine. Transcription: Concord, 9 Feb., 1861 My dear Sir, Thanks for your friendly note. I am not quite sure of the feasibility of reading to you the lecture you refer to: fear it may be broken up, & not quite reproducible in that form it had. But I am glad of the permission your letter gives, & will see if it be presentable: Else, may try to read my lecture on the "Classes of Men." I am much obliged to you for your offer of renewed hospitality. But I am going east-ward in the morning train, & I think it will be prudent, & more considerate of Mrs. Wheeler's morning, to stick close to the hotel & railway. But you will let me see you that evening. Your gratefully, R. W. Emerson Rev Mr. Wheeler.. Near Fine.

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        Die Uranoplastik mittelst Ablösung des mucös-periostalen Gaumenüberzuges (pp.205-287, 5 z.T. color. lith. Taf.).

      - Arch. klin. Chir., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1861, 8°, IV, 661, (1) pp., mit 11 z.T. in Farbendruck lith. Tafeln, 7 Curven-Tafeln und 21 Holzschnitte, Leinenband d.Zt. ERSTE AUSGABE. Ein klassischer Text der Plastischen Chirurgie. - "Vorzügliche Arbeit über die Geschichte und über die pathologischen Verhältnisse der Gaumenspalten, besonders aber Beschreibung einer Operationsmethode, welche geeignet ist, dem neuzubildenden Gaumen knöcherne Beschaffenheit zu geben. Man vergl. das Nähere darüber im Texte" ". durch Klarheit der Darstellung und anatomische Begründung aller bisherigen Veröffentlichungen auf diesem Gebiete weit übertraf, gestaltete er das Verfahren so, das es das allgemein anerkannte Normalverfahren der Uranoplastik wurde." Trendelenburg, 25 Jahre Dt. Ges. f. Chir., S.212. - FIRST EDITION. Bernhard von Langenbeck (1810-1887), one of the most distinguished surgeons of the nineteenth century, became professor in Kiel 1842, and succeeded Dieffenbach in the chair of surgery at Berlin. His operations and improvements of the technical method of surgical operations are too numerous to mention. Some of the most important of them relate to plastic surgery. He founded the German-Surgical-Society and the "Archiv für Chirurgie". Many of the greatest surgeons of Europe were Langenbeck's pupils, notably Billroth and Gurlt. Langenbeck was a skilful operator and excellent teacher. The above classical text deals with surgical removal of cleft palate and is particulary valuable on account of its fine illustrations. - "What von Langenbeck did contribute was a most major step - raising the periosteum with the mucosa, by the use of blunt elevators, from just behind the incisors to the posterior edge of the palatine bones. This proved to be the long-awaited key to sucess." F.McDowell - - F.McDowell, Source book of plastic surgery, S. 305-312 + 453-459; Gnudi-Webster, S.323; Zeis Nr.1473; Garrison & Morton No.5748 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beautiful Leaved Plants; Being a description of the most beautiful leaved plants in cultivation in this country; to which is added an extended catalogue.

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1861. 144 S. mit 60 handkolorierten lith. Tafeln, Groß 8°, grünes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Lederrückenschild, mit 5 Zierbünden und schlichter Rückenvergoldung, die Felder mit blindgeprägtem stilisiertem Weinblatt, Papier gelegentlich leichtbraun- oder stockfleckig, ansonsten gutes und sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Botanik, illustrierte Bücher

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        Sveriges ätliga och giftiga svampat tecknade efter naturen under ledning af E. Fries utgifna af Kongl. Wetenskaps-Akademien.

      Stockholm, H. Klemmings Förlag / P. A. Nordtedt & Söner, 1861. Folio. (2) s. + 94 litograferte plansjer (hvorav flere dobbeltsidige). (2) + 53 + (3) s. Bundet i et senere eleg. priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull (Karl Björklinds Bokbinderi). Svakt brunplettet, ellers et usedvanlig fint eks.

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        Voyage à Terre-Neuve

      - Hachette & Cie, Paris 1861, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition. Piccole lacune nelle mascelle superiore e inferiore, le lacune angolati sulle stoviglie, pad Hawking sul frontespizio, piacevole stato quasi gratuita all'interno eventuali lentiggini. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Petits manques en tête et en pied des mors, manques angulaires sur les plats, tampon de colportage sur la page de titre, agréable état intérieur quasi exempt de toute rousseur. Rare.

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        Storia della chiesa di Napoli provata con monumenti. Libri cinque. Naples, Stabilimento tipografico strada Banchi-Nuovi, 1861.

      1861. Large 4to. 621, (7) pp. With 8 lithogr. plates. Near-contemporary blue marbled half calf with giltstamped crest of the Ducs de Luynes to spine. Marbled endpapers. First edition of this study of the church history of Naples, from antiquity to the 18th century. The plates show ancient murals. - Occasional slight browning; a good copy. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. ICCU SBL\0406783. OCLC 5969921.

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        LA LUMIÈRE ; REVUE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, BEAUX-ARTS - HÉLIOGRAPHIE - SCIENCES

      Paris: Alexis Gaudin, 1861. First edition. Folio, (ii), 96 pp. Bound in the nineteenth century with cloth-backed marbled paper over boards. 24 consecutive issues, published on the 15th and 30th of each month, each 4 pp. The complete production for 1861. Occasional stains or breaks, generally in a blank margin with the loss of a few letters in 4 instances; moderate toning; early folds from the mailing practice of the day. In all, very good. Includes the printed table of contents for the year. La Lumière was the journal of the world's first photographic society, the Société Héliographique, founded by Colonel B.R. de Montfort in January, 1851. The Société met in rooms at Col. de Montfort's home in central Paris; among its members were Baron Gros, the president, Édouard Baldus, Hippolyte Bayard, Henri Le Secq, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Nègre, Abel Niépce de Saint-Victor, Edmond Becquerel, Eugène Delacroix, Champfleury, Charles Chevalier, N.P. Lerebours, Comte L. de Laborde, Prince de Montléart, and Baron de Montesquieu. La Lumière began publication on 9 February 1851, making it the third photographic journal to appear worldwide, and the first in Europe; the other two began a few months earlier. Initially, the journal was edited by F.A. Renard, and with the second volume beginning 16 November 1851, the ownership transferred from the Société Héliographique to Alexis Gaudin. Ernest Lucan became the editor on December of 1851 and continued in that position until he resigned in December of 1860. Marc Antoine Gaudin assumed the editorship for the final years of publication. This journal is invaluable for the artistic and well as the technical discussions and criticism. WorldCat locates only a few institutional holdings, of which 4 have only the first 9 or 10 years, and the others have microform reels.

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