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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

      H.J. Jensen, Christiania (Oslo) 1862. 1. udgave. 140 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret med det orig. bogtrykte gule foromslag i et kønt rødtonet papirbind med rygtitelfelt af rød maroquin (Anker Kyster).. *

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        Nobiliaire des Pays-Bas et du Comté de Bourgogne et neuf de ses suppléments, rédigés et classés en un seul ouvrage, par familles et d?après un système alphabétique et méthodique par le Baron J. S. F. J. L. de Herckenrode. En 3 volumes, volumes premier et deuxième et Armorial.

      Imprimerie et Lithographie de F. et E. Gyselynck 1862 1865, Gand, - 2258pages, planches en n/b, Auteur, titre, filets et ornementations dorés au dos à faux-nerfs. Ornementations et encadrements dorés sur les deux plats. Gardes en soie. Encadrement à fleurons dorés sur les bords intérieurs des plats. Tranches marbrées. Belle reliure. Bel exemplaire, hormis rousseurs marginales.

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        MEDICINA HOMEOPATICA DOMESTICA O GUIA FAMILIAS, DRS. C. HERING, ANGEL ALVAREZ 1862

      Carlos Bailly-Bailliere. - Madrid. 1862. Pasta española. 19X12. CXXXVI+579P+3H. Ref 16 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORLEY FARM. Two Volumes [ Binding by Sotheran & Co.]

      Chapman & Hall., London 1862 - Two Volumes, Tall 8vo. viii, 320pp. viii, 320pp. [occational spotting] with illustrations by J.E. Millais. Fine Binding, Half Brown Calf, raised bands, gilt compartments, over marbled boards by Sotheran & Co. T.E.G. marbled endpapers. Excellent Collectable Copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Framed War-Date Display! General Robert E. Lee recommends a Virginian for Assistant Quarter Master as his ?services claim something for him from the Government? and General Ulysses S. Grant permits the mother of a prominent Confederate officer to go ?under Flag of Truce, to the Confederate lines?

      Virginia, Tennessee, 1862, 1864. Various. "(1) Manuscript Endorsement Signed ?R E Lee / Genl? on lower portion of the verso of a partial letter signed ?Wm J. Clarke,? Colonel, 24th Regt North Carolina Infantry, recommending John M.E. Valk of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for a position in the Quartermaster?s Department. ?He and his large family are refugees from their home because of his attachment to the cause of Southern Independence,? writes Clarke. Two pages, 8? x 9.25?. Soiling, staining, chipping do not materially affect Lee?s signature. Good condition.In full, ?Headqrs Dept Northn Va. 15 Oct 1862. Having great confidence in the recommendation of Genl. Ransom & Col Clarke, I do not hesitate to recommend Mr. Valk for the position of Asst Qr. Mr. Believing from his testimonials that he will prove an active & efficient officer, his position & services claim something for him from the Government. R E Lee Genl.""Col. Clarke notes that Valk ?and his large family are refugees from their home because of his attachment to the cause of Southern Independence.? Colonel Matt W. Ransom writes, in part, ?It gives me great pleasure to concur in the testimony borne by Col. Clarke on behalf of Capt. Valk ... I can safely say that I know no man of superior moral worth or better business qualities."" There is also an endorsement of William H. MacFarland who knows Mr Valk, ?a gentleman of high character on whom my confidence may be reposed...? (2) Autograph Letter Signed ?U.S. Grant / Majr Gen,? One page, 7.5? x 9.75?. Head Qrs Mil. Div. of the Miss., Nashville Tenn Jan. 16, 1864. To General George H. Thomas, the ""Rock of Chickamauga,? Head of Dept, of the Cumberland. Bears scorched markings of a fire. Silking on verso to strengthen paper. Good condition.In full, ?Head Qrs Mil. Div. of the Miss., Nashville Tenn. Jan 16th 1864 ... Please send the bearer of this, Mrs. Bransford under Flag of Truce, to the Confederate lines. Very Respectfully, Your obt svt. U.S. Grant Majr Genl.?According to ?Confederate Veteran Magazine,? Vol. XIII (May 1905), p. 216, Mrs. Bransford was ""the mother of a prominent Confederate officer,"" possibly Confederate Captain John S. Bransford, Army of the Tennessee.Elegantly framed to an overall size of 26.5"" x 21.5""."

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD, Comic and Serious, in Verse and Prose Edited, with Notes by His Son (7 Vol) With Memorials of Thomas Hood New Edition

      Edward Moxon, London , 1862-1869. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Finely bound complete edition of author's works first complete edition, (7 vol.) dated 1862-1863. Additionally bound in this set, is Memorials to Thomas Hood, New Edition, illustrated dated 1869.. Altogether, a set of eight volumes. Bound for Bartlatt of Boston, by Zaehnsdorf. Both designations stamped on front free endpaper. Black leather over marbled boards. Gilt decorations on spine. Gilt borders to leather on covers. Endpapers marbled. Ribbon page markers. Only defect is shelf wear to paper on boards. See photos. Size: 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". 8-volume set (complete). Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Embossed, decorative leather covers. Scratch on front cover. Spine has five raised bands. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fine Leather Binding; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4373. . This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD, Comic and Serious, in Verse and Prose. Edited, with Notes by His Son. (7 Vol) With Memorials of Thomas Hood New Edition.

      Edward Moxon, 1862-1869, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, First EditionFinely bound complete edition of author's works first complete edition, (7 vol.) dated 1862-1863. Additionally bound in this set, is Memorials to Thomas Hood, New Edition, illustrated dated 1869.. Altogether, a set of eight volumes. Bound for Bartlatt of Boston, by Zaehnsdorf. Both designations stamped on front free endpaper. Black leather over marbled boards. Gilt decorations on spine. Gilt borders to leather on covers. Endpapers marbled. Ribbon page markers. Only defect is shelf wear to paper on boards. See photos. Size: 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". 8-volume set (complete). Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Embossed, decorative leather covers. Scratch on front cover. Spine has five raised bands. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fine Leather Binding; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4373.

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        The Art of Decorative Design

      London: Day and Sons, Lithographers to the Queen,, 1862. with an appendix giving the hours of the days at which wild flowers open.(the floral clock), the characteristic flowers of the months (both indigenous and cultivated) of all countries and of diversified soils. Octavo. Original red cloth, elaborate decoration to upper board gilt and lower board in blind, titles to spine gilt, all edges stained red. With 28 plates many coloured, and numerous figures in the text. Extremities very lightly rubbed, the text block professionally re-inserted where the original gutta percha had perished. First Edition, first Impression. Author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper; "To Miss Collins, With the Author's Compts and best thanks". One of the most attractively designed books in the canon, a monstrously difficult one to find in acceptable condition and a rarity with Dresser's signature. Miss E. Collins is one of the six ladies named in the printed acknowledgements, "these ladies being the most talented students of the Schools of Art at Queen-Square, Bloomsbury, and the South Kensington Museum, for most valuable assistance in the preparation of the drawings on wood" (p. v.)

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        Histoire, Industriele et Commerciale de a Porcelaine

      Paris: J. Techener,, 1862. Folio (326 × 210 mm) Contemporary green morocco by Wright, tan label to spine, raised bands with single gilt rule, triple fillet panels to the compartments, attractively tooled within, French fillet panels to the boards, small floral corner-pieces, double-rule gilt edge-roll, all edges gilt, triple gilt rules to the turn-in, marbled endpapers. 28 etched plates by Jules Jacquemart. A little rubbed at the extremities, and with some spotting to the upper board, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. Attractive copy of this important work in the history of the connoisseurship of porcelain. Jacquemart was the leading French collector of oriental ceramics of his time, and here developed a descriptive typology, including that of "families" - famille rose, famille verte and so forth - for Chinese ceramics. The majority of the text and plates - by Jacquemart's son Jules - here relate to oriental productions. Armorial bookplate of Sir Arthur James Rugge-Price to the front pastedown.

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        Chemiker (1803-1873). Eigenhändiger Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift "JvLiebig". Dat. München 30.1.1862. 2 S.

      - ". ich blieb in Reichenhall etwa 7 Tage und bin frisch und gestärkt zur Arbeit wieder zurückgekommen. Ich schicke Ihnen hierbei für die Annalen was ich hier liegen hatte. Die Abhandlung von Bohley wünschte ich, vielleicht in das Januar Heft aufgenommen zu haben, hauptsächlich der großen Wichtigkeit wegen welche die richtige Auffassung dieser Sache hat: meine lange Anmerkung knüpft sich an Bohleys falsche Schlüsse an. Die übrigen Sachen sind sehr gemischt und ich muß Ihnen die Auswahl derselben anheim stellen." - Minimal gebräunt. Mit Knickspuren und kleinen Läsuren am Oberrand. Insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860

      Smith, Elder, and Co., London 1862 - Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; some foxing particularly to map which has a tear along one of the folds, extremities rubbed, but a fine copy in the original green cloth. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals.Australian history views the explorers in a different light: as part of a long tradition of celebrating noble failure, Burke and Wills have become national heroes.The work also includes Brahe's journal, Howitt's diary and the Report of the Royal Commission, and thus provides a complete overview of the entire expedition and its aftermath. Jackson, who knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke's sister Hester 'whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Brustbild nach halblinks des ca. 16jährigen Kronprinzen, in Oberstenuniform mit Orden, mit seinen Eltern Maximilian II. (1811 - 1864) und Marie Friederike von Preussen (1825 - 1889).

      . Altkolorierte Lithographie auf China von J.G. Kitzinger bei E.A. Fleischmann, München, um 1862, 26,5 x 35 cm.. Slg. Maillinger, Bd. III, Nr. 651. - Sehr seltene und ungewöhnliche Darstellung des Kronprinzen und späteren "Märchenkönigs". - Breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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        Mauritius; or the Isle of France: Being An Account of the Island, its History, Geography, Products, and Inhabitants

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1862 - Original blue buckram with black designs and gilt titles. Folding map, frontis and three further plates. Signed by the author with an inscription to his wife: "Anna Flemyng, with the best love of her husband, the author. Glenfeulan, Dec. 1862" Also present is a Baptism and Holy Communion card for Beatrice Anna Flymyng - baptised July 17th 1869, Confirmed feb 29 1884 (at the Cathedral in Sodor, Isle of Man) and her First Communion was Whitsunday May 13th 1889. Presumably this is their daughter. The blue boards are tidy, but with a touch of darkening to them. Overall clean, with just a little marking. The gilt is bright, Very slight nicking to the edges of the gilt on the spine (the casing has possibly been repaired at some point). The gift inscription, to the verso of the end paper, is clean and bright. The rest of the book is in excellent condition - just a touch of darkening to the pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gideon Welles orders Captain John A. Winslow to report to the U.S.S. Kearsarge , aboard which he famously defeated the C.S.S. Alabama in 1862

      Washington, December 5, 1862. 8" x 10". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Gideon Welles,"" as Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 8"" x 10"", [Washington], December 5, 1862 ordering Captain John A. Winslow to report to New York in order to board a steamer bound for his new command: the U.S.S. Kearsarge. Minor partial separations at horizontal folds, light toning, contemporary ink redaction at left margin, marginal losses backed with period paper on interior of biofilm, else very good condition. John A. Winslow had been on extended leave in Roxbury, Massachusetts recovering from a bout of malaria when he received his assignment to command the U.S.S. Kearsarge cruising the Atlantic in search of Confederate blockade runners and warships. The document reads, in part: ""Sir: Proceed to New York, without delay and report to Rear Admiral Paulding for a passage in the U.S. Steamer Vanderbilt and upon falling in with the U.S. Steam Sloop of War Kearsa[r]ge. You will relieve Captain Pickering in commanded of that vessel."" In obedience to his orders, Winslow reported to New York, boarded the Vanderbilt en route to the Azores. However when he arrived in the Portuguese islands, he found that the Kearsarge had moved on to Cadiz for repairs, so Winslow elected to remain at the port of Fayal until the sloop returned in the spring. At the bottom of the document, Winslow adds his endorsement noting the date he was able to actually assume command of the vessel: ""Reported Dec 8/62 I certify that I reported in obedience to his order May 5th 1863 Jno A. Winslow Captain Command[in]g."" Once in command, Winslow set out to cruise the Azores in search of the feared Confederate raider Alabama, which was responsible for numerous attacks on Union merchant vessels as well as warships. In the summer of 1864, Winslow was finally able to catch up to the Alabama, which had just put in to Cherbourg for repairs. On June 19, 1864, the Alabama left the safety of the French port, and once in neutral waters found herself pursued by Winslow aboard the Kearsarge. After a fierce engagement that lasted nearly an hour and a half, the crew of the Alabama surrendered, but due to the extensive damage she incurred during the fight, sank off the French coast. For his exploits, Winslow received The Thanks of Congress and a promotion to commodore. "

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        LIST OF SUSPECTED VESSELS [caption title]

      [No place, probably printed on a shipboard press, ca. Jan. 1862].. 4pp. plus [3]pp. manuscript addenda. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Tied in upper left corner with a ribbon. A list of suspected blockade runners in operation along the Atlantic coast, printed just as the union was tightening its blockade noose around the Confederacy. The printed portion lists more than sixty ships, most of them British vessels which had been observed with suspicious cargoes in London or the West Indies. A typical entry reads "Steamers Malacca & Rangoon, by advices from London of October 18, supposed to be purchased or hired by the rebels." The reports are dated from October 1861 to January 1862. The manuscript additions are in the same vein, listing ten additional ships, each with detailed physical descriptions but no associated dates. The manuscript is docketed on the verso, "Explination [sic] of vessels reported to run the Blockade." We have not seen any lists similar to this one, which must have been extremely useful to blockade operations and reveals a sophisticated Union intelligence operation that spanned several ports. From its physical appearance we speculate that this was printed on a shipboard press. Rare and ephemeral.

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        Catalog der Grossherzoglichen Bibliothek in Neustrelitz. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Neustrelitz, G. F. Spalding, 1862. - 8vo (21 : 12.5 cm). I: 1 Bl., IV, X, 578 S. - II: 1 Bl., 430 S. - III: 1 Bl., 222 S., 1 Bl. Einzige Ausgabe. Der erste gedruckte Katalog der umfangreichen Bibliothek der Herzöge von Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Die Sammlung wurde 1796 durch Herzog Carl und seinen Kammerherren Graf von der Schulenburg gegründet, der Lexikograph Daniel Sanders war einer ihrer eifrigsten Benutzer. - Gentzen wurde 1842 Leiter der Bibliothek, des Münzkabinetts und der Altertümersammlung, deren Bestände er neu ordnete und beträchtlich vermehrte. Sein größtes Projekt war der vorliegende systematische Katalog der mittlerweile mehrere tausend Bände enthaltenden Bibliothek. Der erste und umfangreichste Teil enthält wissenschaftliche Werke aller Gebiete, der zweite Geographie, Reisen und Geschichte und der dritte schöne Literatur in mehreren europäischen Sprachen. - Die Neustrelitzer Bibliothek wurde 1950 geschlossen, die Bestände an Bibliotheken in Berlin, Rostock, Greifswald und Schwerin verteilt. Zahlreiche Doubletten gelangten in den westdeutschen Antiquariatshandel. - Innengelenke gebrochen, der Rückdeckel vom Rücken gelöst und innen mit einem Papierstreifen fixiert. Innen sauber. Pappband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [TICKET FOR EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION EVENT]

      [N.p. late 1862].. Printed ticket on green card stock, 2 3/4 x 1 3/4. Light edge wear, some surface wear obscuring a couple words. Good. A captivating artifact from one of the nation's defining moments. The text reads: "EMANCIPATION. President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation takes effect January 1, 1863. 'I, therefore, Abraham Lincoln.' 51 L 4." Given the wording of the piece, it was definitely printed before the Emancipation Proclamation took effect, dating it between Sept. 22, 1862 and January 1, 1863. The presence of seating information and the overall look indicate the ticket was likely issued for a reading or performance of some type celebrating the event. An accompanying note indicates it belonged to the great grandmother of the note's writer. It was given to the writer by her mother who was born in 1876. "A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty- three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free..." With these words, President Lincoln altered the course of history and civil rights in the embattled nation, and his Emancipation Proclamation stands today as one of the unalterable milestones in the growth and development of a country dedicated to the freedom of all citizens. Here, we have a meaningful artifact from just before this momentous law took effect, eventually freeing millions of people, including the generations that followed, from the bonds of slavery.

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        TRAITÉ ÉLÉMENTAIRE ET PRATIQUE DES MALADIES MENTALES. Suivi de considérations pratiques sur l'administration des asiles d'aliénés. Accompagné d'une carte statistique des établissements d'aliénés de l'Empire Français.

      Baillière 1862 Prima edizione. Testo francese. Cm.22,5x14. Pg.816, 48. Sobria legatura in mz.pelle e mz.tela con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. In fine è unita una tavola in formato cm.36,5x45,5 raffigurante "Carte des Établissements d'Aliénés de l'Empire Français". Esemplare assai ben conservato. Si tratta di una rarissima prima edizione del principale testo di uno dei padri della psichiatria moderna, Henri Dagonet (Châlons - sur - Marne, 1823 - 1902). Laureatosi in medicina nel 1849 a Parigi, iniziò la pratica medica in Alsazia, e fu professore aggiunto nella Facoltà di Medicina all'Università di Strasburgo e quindi Direttore del Ricovero per alienati di Stéphansfeld nel Basso Reno, da lui fondato. Profondo conoscitore della fisiognomica, seguace delle teorie di Pinel ed Esquirol, nel 1867 divenne direttore dell'"Asile Sainte - Anne", dove assieme a Prosper Lucas, Valentin Magnan e Gustave Boucherau si dedicò allo studio delle malattie mentali privilegiando la sintomatologia ed una attenta classificazione di tutti i casi riscontrati, grazie all'uso della fotografia a fine archivistici e divulgativi. Malgrado la chiusura forzata del Ricovero per una violenta campagna di stampa, divenne Presidente della "Société médico - psychologique" nel 1885 e fu insignito della Legion d'Onore. Dice di quest'opera il suo collega Valentin Magnan: "Devenu classique, répandu non seulement en France mais aussi à l"étranger, il a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins; les magistrats, à leur tour, et les administrateurs y puisent de précieux renseignements".

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        An extraordinary collection of photographs of Central Park by its first official photographer

      New York 1862 - Pioneering photographs of Central Park. One of the earliest photographers to work in New York, Victor Prevost (1820-1881) studied photography in France under Paul Delaroche and with Gustave Le Gray. In 1850 Prevost came to New York and established a studio at Broadway and Bleecker. He achieved limited commercial success, giving up photography as a career in 1857. Prevost continued to take photographs of major construction projects in New York City, the most important of which are his images of the new Central Park. These images are among the earliest extant photographs of the construction of Central Park. The Olmsted-Vaux plan was accepted in 1858, and work began at once, but it was not until the 1870s that the immense project was completed. As a result, these very early photographs present an unfamiliar view of the park, with immature plantings, temporary structures, worker housing, all without the towering buildings that figure prominently in later images. Three of the photographs are signed in the negative and one features the photographer’s ink signature on the mount. All bear the photographer’s blindstamp on the mount. Each image is described and dated in pencil on the verso. The collection comprises: 1. Veranda, Terrace, and Bell Tower (Aug 30, 1862) signed and dated 1862 by Prevost on the mount 2. Self-Portrait of the Photographer at CP (Sept 10, 1862) [actually Jacob Wrey Mould, who designed by of the park’s most notable landmarks and architectural details] 3. Terrace Steps (Sept 11, 1862) 4. Pine Bank Arch. Bridge Near 8th Ave (Aug 17, 1862) 5. Landing (Oct 15th 1862) 6. Summer House from West Side ie 6th Ave (Sept 22, 1862) 7. Arsenal from 6th Ave West Side (August 13, 1862) 8. Summer House East from 8th Ave (August 28, 1862) 9. [no caption:] Summer House East from 8th Ave. 10. [no caption:] Buried pipes, with barrels, cranes, and framing VERY RARE. The principal institutional holdings of Prevost photographs are at the George Eastman House, the Museum of the City of New York, and the New York Historical Society, and to a lesser extent, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Apart from their exposure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art show in 2003, Prevost’s work remains largely unknown to the collecting public, a reflection of its great rarity in the market. Julie Mellby, “Victor Prevost: Painter, Lithographer, Photographer,” History of Photography 35 (2011). 10 albumen photographs (approx. 51⁄4 x 51⁄4 in.), mounted, three signed in the negative and one signed by Prevost on the mount. Mounts foxed and stained, minor foxing and fading to prints, but generally the images are in excellent condition with strong tones.

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        [Op. 144]. Neujahrslied von Friedrich Rückert für Chor mit Begleitung des Orchesters... Op. 144. No. 9 der nachgelassenen Werke. [Full score]

      Leipzig und Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann [PN 192]. [1862 or later]. Folio. Original publisher's wrappers with titling within decorative border. 1f. (title within light blue decorative border), 1f. (text), 3-95 pp. Engraved. In a custom-made dark green cloth folder. Handstamp of Novello to lower right corner of upper wrapper; leaf with pricing of parts laid down to verso. Publisher's catalogue with works by Schumann to verso of lower wrapper. Printer's note to lower left corner of p. 3: "Stich und Druck der Röder'schen Officin in Leipzig." Wrappers heavily browned, worn and bumped; upper detached and frayed at lower edge with slight loss; spine reinforced with tape. Slightly worn; some foxing, browning and dampstaining throughout. A good, wide-margined copy. . First Edition, second issue. The first issue predates the opening of the publisher's office in Leipzig (1862) and has Winterthur as the only place of publication. Hofmann, p. 315. Hoboken 245 (first issue). The text is by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866). Schumann set the poem in full and added the first stanza of the chorale "Nun danket alle Gott" (melody by Johann Crüger, text by Martin Rinckart). "This New Year's Song has some pleasing and original moments. In the earlier part of the piece there is a tuneful, Mendelssohnian duet for soprano and alto, and some dramatic writing for solo bass including, most unusually for Schumann, a short passage of recitative. Further variety is achieved by the imaginative use of a large orchestra. This is a work which would justify an occasional revival." Alan Walker: Robert Schumann: The Man & His Music, p. 378.

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        Mémoire sur un classement naturel des corps simples ou radicaux appelé vis tellurique" AND "Mémoire sur un classement naturel. addition au Mémoire" AND "Sur un classement naturel des corps simples. addition au Mémoire" AND "Tableau du classement naturel des corps simples, dit vis tellurique" in Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l';Académie des sciences, Vol. 54, No 13, No 15 a. No 17. pp. 757-761, 840-843, 967-971. AND Vol. 55, No 15. pp. 600-601

      - TWO VOLUME FIRST EDITIONS of de Chancourtois's seminal papers in which he is "the first scientist to arrange the chemical elements in order of their atomic weights" (Helmenstine, "Who Invented the Periodic Table"). Years before Newlands announced his Law of Octaves and Mendeleev described his Periodic System, de Chancourtois transcribed a list of the elements positioned on a cylinder in terms of increasing atomic weight. When the cylinder was constructed so that 16 mass units could be written on the cylinder per turn, closely related elements were lined up vertically. This led de Chancourtois to propose that "the properties of the elements are the properties of numbers" (Chancourtois). "There are valid reasons for declaring that the periodic system was essentially discovered in 1862 by de Chancourtois, a French geologist. de Chancourtois appears to have taken not just an important step in the story of the periodic system but, in many ways, the single most important step. It was he who first recognized that the properties of the elements are a periodic function of their atomic weights, a full seven years before Mendeleev arrived at the same conclusion" (Scerri, The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, 68 ). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two volumes in custom, gilt-lettered slip case. 4to. Large and heavy 4to (11 x 9.5 x 3.25 inches thick; 262 x 220 mm). Ex-libris bearing slight 'ghosting' from removed labels at the spine; only two interior stamps, one on the title page and another on the rear of the title page. Tightly and very solidly bound in blue buckram, gilt-lettered at the spine. Slight smudge on two of the papers. Light toning the preliminaries and very occasionally within, otherwise very bright and clean throughout. Handsome wide margins. Very good condition.

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        The Works of De Quincey. Include: Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Last Days of Immanuel Kant and Other Writings, Recollections of the Lakes and the lake Poets, etc

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862-63., 1862. 16 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary dark green half morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers. Light, very occasional foxing to text, edges foxed; binding a little rubbed, spine to vol.I dulled. A sound set. Shows extremely well.

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        Entwürfe zu Kirchen, Pfarr- und Schulhäusern. Zum amtlichen Gebrauche bearbeitet und herausgegeben von der königlichen technischen Bau-Deputation durch Soller, Stüler, Busse, ... 3. Aufl.

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1862.. Titelblatt undf 78 Tafeln in Stahlstich bzw. getönter Lithographie (23), Imp.- Folio, Or.- HLwd. mit Schließbändern.. Nur der Tafelband. Sehr selten (!). Auf deutschen Auktionen kein Exemplar in den letzten 30 Jahren nachweisbar. Mit zahlr. Kirchenentwürfen ( Seiten- und Grundrisse, Details, Außenansichten ) aber auch tatsächlich realisierten Projekten. So Darstellung eines Schulhauses in Königswinter, die Wiesenkirche in Soest, die Kapelle von Bad Bertrich, Kirchen in Breslau und Görlitz, Berlin ( St. Jacobikirche und St. Michaelkirche) sowie die Friedenskirche in Potsdam. Mit sehr schönen Außen- und Innenansichten in Tonlithographie. - Die Tafeln teilweise stockfleckig.

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        Photographs of the Holy Land comprising the following volumes: [I:] Sinai and Palestine; [II:] Lower Egypt, Thebes, and the Pyramids; [III:] Upper Egypt and Ethiopia.

      London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh: William MacKenzie 1862 - A handsome set of Frith’s photographs. This edition’s gold-toned photographs are preferred over the earlier editions for their “stronger quality” (Gernsheim). These “lavishly produced volumes of image and text, offered by subscription, were intended for a cultured, well-educated audience” (Hannavy). In 1856-58, Francis Frith made two expeditions, first to Egypt and then to Palestine, to photograph the great sites of antiquity, preserving the views for future generations and making them accessible to people around the world. Working with volatile chemicals and cumbersome apparatus in inhospitable conditions, Frith developed most of his plates in tombs, temples, and caves. For Frith, photography was destined to rank with other pictorial arts and even to surpass them, because at its heart was “its essential truthfulness of outline, and to a considerable extent, of perspective and light, and shade.” Frith’s books “proved immensely popular, [their] combination of remarkable photographic views with Frith’s first-hand written account providing a surrogate tour of the Near East for Victorian tourists and would-be tourists alike” (Hannavy). These albums contain some of Frith’s finest photographs, including the series of panoramic views of Jerusalem, the Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza, Colossal Figure at Abou Simbel, Karnak, the Pool of Hezekiah, the Thebes Entrance to the Great Temple Luxor, the Osiridae Pillars and Great Fallen Colossus, and many others. They encompass spectacular views of Jerusalem (among the earliest images of the ancient city still obtainable), Cairo, the pyramids at Giza, Philae, and other views of now-lost or decayed sites in Egypt, as well as biblical sites in Palestine including the Dead Sea, Gaza, Damascus, and other areas of what is now the modern state of Israel. These magnificent photographs provide a permanent record of lost or deteriorating places and monuments that are central to human history.Three volumes. Folio. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered, rebacked in green morocco, a.e.g. 111 albumen photographs (37 in each volume), each approx. 61⁄2 x 9 inches, mounted. Most signed in the negative and with the occasional date 1857. Foxing to mounts, infrequently affecting images, occasional fading to prints. The photographs are generally in very good condition with rich tones and good contrast. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GREAT NEAPOLITAN EARTHQUAKE OF 1857. THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF OBSERVATIONAL SEISMOLOGY

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1862.. FIRST EDITION 1862, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 240 x 140 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, Vol. I: tinted folding lithograph frontspiece, 33 tinted lithographs by Vincent Brooks, some with 2 images, some in colour, 2 folding, 4 full page line diagrams and many small text illustrations, Vol. II: tinted litho frontispiece, 15 tinted lithographs including some with 2 subjects and some colour tinted, 3 folding sheets of diagrams, a large folding plan of the Cathedral of Potenza, many diagrams and woodcuts in the text, some full page, 4 folding coloured maps, 2 maps in pocket, 1 map in each volme in pocket at rear, pages: xxiv, 1-431; viii, 399, + 8 page publisher's catalogue dated September 1862, handsomely bound in modern half burgundy morocco over red cloth sides, gilt patterned dividing lines, gilt raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt title and volume numbers, red top edges, new endpapers. Housed in a custom made sturdy cloth bound slipcase. Bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason on front pastedown of Volume I, slight damage to lower inner margin corner of frontispiece in Volume 1, neatly repaired, margins of same slightly dusty, blank side of folding frontispiece dusty and dull with some pale marks, pale offset from folding frontispiece onto title page, old library number on blank reverse of title page, some damp staining to Map A in the lower margin with 2 small holes repaired on reverse just affecting edge of map desciption and lower edge of image no loss of image, plus other paper repairs to closed tears to blank side, no loss of image, the folding map in pocket of volume one is a tight fit due to the paper repairs preventing it folding flat, otherwise a very good attractive set. Scarce in the original edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha Nueva edición, adornada con láminas en cobre, cuyas planchas son propiedad de la Real Academia Española.

      1862. . 1862 - Imprenta Nacional. Madrid. . 3 Vol. . I (grab. +XXIII + 389 pp.) II(grab + IX +430 pp.+ indice) Vol.III(XIX+ 391 pp.). Folio Mayor. Media Piel de época. Artes Gráficas (Notables impresores), Literatura Hispánica (Cervantina), Siglo XIX . Espléndida y lujosa edicción ilustrada del Quijote, con el texto impreso en buenos caracteres y ajustado a la publicada en 1819 por la Real Academia. Con un total de tres frontis, 37 láminas a plena página, un mapa plegado y dos facsímiles. El tercer tomo es un estudio crítico de Don Vicente de los Ríos, una vida de Cervantes de Jerónimo Morán y un catálogo de las ediciones más notables del Quijote. Las láminas grabadas sobre cobre que ilustran ésta edición están tomadas de la majestuosa edición que la Academia realizó en 1780. Encuadernación en tela estampada en oro, lomera con hilos dorados, cortes dorados. Una de las mejores ediciones del Quijote en el siglo XIX, auténtica joya bibliográfica cervantina .

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        OBRAS EN PROSA - FESTIVAS Y SATIRICAS DE LOS MAS EMINENTES INGENIOS ESPAÑOLES - 3 TOMOS

      ADMINISTRACION DE LA MARAVILLA - LIBRERIA DE EL PLUS ULTRA, Barcelona 1862 - OBRAS CLASICAS - PUBLICACIONES ILUSTRADAS DE LA MARAVILLA - TOMO 1.OBRAS DE D. FRANCISCO DE QUEVEDO Y VILLEGAS TOMO 2. LAZARILLO DE TORMES - COLOQUIO ENTRE CIPION Y BERGANZA - EL DIABLO COJUELO - VIDA DE DON GREGORIO GUADAÑA - LA GARDUÑA DE SEVILLA - TOMO 3. VIDA DEL ESCUDERO MARCOS DE OBREGON - EL DONADO HABLADOR ALONSO, MOZO DE MUCHOS AMOS - AVENTURAS Y VIDA DE GUZMAN DE ALFARACHE - Con puntos de oxido - puntas deslucidas - Lomos rozados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seder Haggadah LeLeil Shimurim kminhag ashkenaz vePolin im haataka khadash bilshon Inglish al yedey haTzair Avraham ben Rabbi Yitzhak Pereira Mendes. SERVICE FOR THE FIRST NIGHTS OF PASSOVER according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews. With copious explanatory notes, and a new English translation by the Rev. A. P. Mendes.

      Printed and published by P. Vallentine, 34, Alfred Street, Bedford Squre, London, England. 1862 - Hebrew and English title pages. Third edition, revised and corrected. 5622 ¿ 1862. Yudlov 1160. Contemporary full leather binding. All edges gilt. With a Jewish-German translation of Adir Hu. Inscription on front free end paper: "Beatrice Franklin and Aunt Hannah best love April 9th, 1876." Additional scans available. Complete. Mis-paginated. [1-2], ii,[1-3],4-37, 39-51, [1]. = 54 leaves. Abraham Pereira Mendes was an English rabbi and pedagogue. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 9, 1825 and died in New York April 18, 1893. He was the first master of the Beth Limud School of Kingston, but resigned in order to prepare in London, England, for the vocation of preacher and rabbi. He studied under Dr. Meldola, the dayyan, and the Rev. D. A. de Sola, "the learned ¿azzan" of the Sephardic community, and received his diplomas. He returned to Jamaica and became for a short time assistant to the Rev. Isaac Lopez, minister of the Kingston Sephardic congregation, but was soon called from that position to be the minister of the Montego Bay community. There he stayed until his wife's failing health compelled him, in 1851, to return to her milder native climate. Mendes was then elected minister and preacher in the Birmingham (Eng.) congregation, and remained there until 1858, when he removed to London, became head of the Neveh Zedek for six years, and established Northwick College, a school for Jewish youth. He continued meanwhile his ministerial duties and literary labors, and on the death of Haham Artom acted as preacher and dayyan for the Sephardic community of London. He was called to the ministry in the Newport (Rhode Island) congregation by the guardian congregation Shearith Israel of New York in 1883, and continued its minister until his death ten years later. He was the first among the Sephardim to publish a volume of sermons in English (1855). He translated the Daily Prayer-Book of the German Jews (Valentine's edition), and finished the translation of the Festival and Holy Day Books left incomplete by the death of Rev. D. A. de Sola. He published, besides, "The Law of Moses," "Post-Biblical History of the Jews" (to fall of Jerusalem), "Interlineary Translation of the Prayer-Book" (German), and the Haggadah. He married Eliza, a daughter of Rev. D. A. de Sola of London. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Lehre von den Knochenbrüchen. 2 Bände (=Teil 1 und Teil 2, Lieferung 1-2) (all publ.).

      - Hamm und Berlin, G.Grot'sche Buchhandlung (C.Müller), 1862/1864/1865, 8°, XVI, 800 pp.; 960 pp., 301 Holzschnitte, 2 feine Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe eines Standardwerkes der Frakturenbehandlung aus der Feder des bekannten Chirurgen und Medizinhistorikers. - First Edition of "the third nineteenth-century work on the treatment of fractures and dislocations (after those of Malgaigne and Hamilton) was the 'Handbuch der Lehre von den Knochenbrüchen' published in 1862 (sic) by Ernst Julius Gurlt (1825-1899) . Like Malgaigne (Gurlt) hand an interest in the history of surgery covering the period from antiquity to the Renaissance is still an standard reference. Gurlt's handbook on the treatment of fractures presents an exhaustive and detailed view of the literature on the subject, so as a source of obscure and arcane information it is unsurpassed. - Garrison & Morton No.4422.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Misérables

      Bruxelles: A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie 1862 - First edition, preceding the French edition. Ten parts finely bound into five volumes, dark green morocco and green and brown marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spines, decorated and lettered in gilt, blue marbled endpapers, pale green ribbon bookmark. Near fine, with some minor rubbing to the corners and board edges, some light spotting to the page edges and a few pages, otherwise bright and clean pages. Overall, a bright and attractive set of the true first edition. Les Misérables is a historical novel that was an instant success and is now widely considered one of the best novels of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a convict and victim was imprisoned for nearly two decades after stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family. It follows him from the time of his release from prison in 1815 through the June Rebellion (French Revolution) of 1832. Valjean's struggle for redemption allows the reader to examine the French lower classes' extreme poverty and malcontent that were central to the July Revolution of 1830. Notably, this first Brussels edition is the first publication of Les Misérables in book form, as it precedes the first Paris edition published by Pagnerre by a few days. Interestingly, this finely bound copy retains all of the publisher's ten original title pages, half-titles, and fly-titles. In addition to being translated into numerous languages, Les Misérables was adapted into a popular musical of the same name by Claude-Michel Schönberg in 1980. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Borboni di Napoli. Ripr. facs. dell'ed.: Napoli, 1862. Vol. 1 - 16.

      Sul front.: Questa istoria, pubblicata pe' soli lettori dell'Indipendente, e stata scritta su documenti nuovi, inediti, e sconosciuti, scoperti dall'A. negli archivi segreti di polizia, e degli affari esteri di Napoli. 16 fasc. in 8ø, pp. 160, 164 - 306, 157, 164 - 320, 159, 164 - 315, 157, 306, 160, 164 - 319, 160, 164 - 320, 159, 164 - 320, 160, 164 - 306, bross. edit. In buono stato.

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        Ampio carteggio costituito da venti lettere autografe firmate del patriota e giurista appartenute alla raccolta di documenti storici del Leti. Regnoli fu Ministro di Grazia e Giustizia nel Governo provvisorio delle Romagne. Insegnò diritto civile nell'Università di Bologna ed ebbe buona consuetudine con il Carducci che scrisse in suo onore sia l'epigrafe della lapide apposta presso la casa in cui abitò. Da Torino, Firenze e Ronco Scrivia (Genova) tutte datate al 1862 e indirizzate all'amico deputato Vincenzo Capriolo. Corrispondenza nello svolgimento dell'attività di avvocato, deputato, senatore, le lettere fanno riferimento ai lavori del Parlamento nel periodo in cui egli fu deputato.

      

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         Traité pratique des maladies mentales

      Paris, Baillière, 1862, in 8°, de XVI-672 pp., demi-basane blonde époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, p. de t. bleue, qq. rousseurs. Bel envoi de l'auteur au Dr. Parchappe "à M. le Dr. Parchappe Inspect. général des Etablissements d'aliénés, hommage de respect et haute estime, Marcé" Edition originale de ce célèbre traité devenu classique. Marcé s'intéressa surtout à la psychologie de l'écriture et aux troubles mentaux de la grossesse des femmes. Lamperière raplle que "tous les biographes et commentateurs ont souligné les qualités didactiques et la richesse de documentation de ce traité", et note que "les descriptions cliniques sont très vivantes". ¶ Semelaigne pionniers psy. II-137 - Lampérière T. Louis-Victor Marcé (1828-1864), Annales Médico-Psycholgiques 2010, p.170

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        Das romantische Nahe-Thal, Album des Nahetales in 20 Ansichte, nach Originalaufnahmen von C. und F. Wießner, in Stahl gestochen in Carl Mayers Kunstansstalt in Nürnberg.

      Kreuznach, Verlag von R. Voigtländer, 1862.. schönes gebundenes Exemplar mit 20 Stahlstichtafeln, davon ein gestochener Titel, 32x24 (Querformat), lilafarbenes O Ln mit reicher Goldprägung. SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR mit Ansichten vom: 1. Die Nahemündung, 2. Kreuznach, 3. Das Salinental, 4. Bad Münster und der Rheingrafenstein, 5. Ebernburg, 6. Rothenfels, 7. Schloss Böckelheim, 8. Ruinen vom Kloster Dissibodenberg, 9. Schloß Dhaun, 10. Die Johanniskirche und Hellberg, 11. Kirn mit der Kyrburg, 12. Stein-Callenfels, 13. Der gefallene Fels mit Tunnel, 14. Oberstein, 15. die Hammersteiner Klipp' mit dem Tunnel, 16. Der Clausfels, 17 Die Frauenburg, 18. An der Mausemühle, 19 St. Wendel (und 20 Titelblatt: Die Schlossruinen von Oberstein)

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        LES MISERABLES.

      Prima edizione. Testo francese. Opera completa in dieci volumi. Cm.21,7x13,2. Pg.4080 complessive. Buone legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi a quattro nervature. Tagli spruzzati. Eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Si tratta della prima edizione assoluta del capolavoro di Hugo, pubblicato alla fine di marzo del 1862 pochi giorni prima dell'edizione parigina. Non è chiaro se la scelta dell'editore belga fosse dovuta alla necessità di sollecitare i colleghi francesi o a motivi economici. "L'idea del romanzo risaliva la 1830; poi vi era stata la stesura delle "Misères" nel 1845 - 1848 (pubblicate nel 1937); ma intanto si era fatta strada l'esperienza balzachiana di cui Hugo volle tener conto, come pure del romanzo dei bassifondi di Sue; le tendenze socialiste gli si erano accentuate ..... il romanzo dei "Misèrables" è il libro più popolare forse della letteratura europea ......" (M.Zini).

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        The Very Latest From Butler

      [Confederate States of America, 1862. Printed broadside with double fillet border and image of man pasting poster surrounding song lyrics. 1 vols. 9-3/8 x 5 inches. Minor creasing, else fine. Confederate broadside printing the lyrics to a verse satire of General Benjamin Butler's controversial General order no. 28, which allowed Union soldiers in New Orleans to retaliate in kind against any woman of the city who displayed insulting or violent behavior towards the occupying forces. "Some General love the battle's roar, And Laurels red and gory ? But I more wise, love sunny skies, And make war in a General Order ?".

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        Johnson's Mountains & Rivers (Framed)

      1862 - Johnson and Browning produced "Johnson's New Illustrated Steel Plate Family Atlas" in 1862. Mountains and rivers are illustrated on this hand colored map. Regions are distinguished by bright pastel colors. Railroads, major roads, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the names of empires, provinces, and important cities are identified. This map has been archivally framed with acid free matting , marbleized paper, textured top mat, UV protective glass and ornate black wood frame.

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        HEURES OU MOYEN AGE

      Paris: Gruel & Engelmann, 1862. A brilliant copy in perfect condition (some wear to box). Small 8vo. 192 pages in chromolithography. 8 pages of register for personal information. . Elaborate chromolithographed borders in colors and gold after medieval examples. Text in French. Painting by Ed Moreau, execution on the stones by Moulin, artistic direction and chromolithography by Englemann and Graf. Very fine "lace" binding signed on the ribbon marker Gruel & Englemann and on the spine foot Gruel. Full red crushed morocco with brocade flyleaves and doblures, the spine and covers with overall repeating patterns of gilt fleurs-de-lis with central device of the crucifixion and corner ornaments of angel heads, the upper cover also with the name "SUZANNE" above and "ANDRE" below, the lower cover with the dates "XVIII FEVRIER' and "MDCCCLXXXIV", the text block edges with very fine gauffering with the incised legend "Gloria In Excelsis Deo", two filigree clasps in brass and silver. Housed in silk lined morocco box with "Suzanne" on the lid. An exemplary copy of chromolithography and binding.

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        On the germination, development and fructification of the Higher Cryptogamia and on the fructification of the Coniferae. Translated by Frederick Currey.

      Robert Hardwicke for the Ray Society, London 1862 - 8vo (218x144 mm). xvii [1], 506 pp. With 65 lithographed plates numbered I-LXV by Tuffen West after the author's drawings. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, gilt emblem of the Ray Society on front cover (extremities slightly bumped, spine little sun-faded, small hole in cloth at spine), top edge gilt, otherwise untrimmed. Internally only little age-toned, very minor occasional spotting, few plates to the end starting to come loose. Good copy. ---- Dibner 34 (this edition); Norman 1084 (this edition); DSB VI, p.465-7; Nissen BBi, 902. - SECOND EDITION, published only in English, of Vergleichende Untersuchungen. It incorporates a series of supplementary papers and some previously unpublished material, and was revised throughout by the author (Norman). "Entirely self-taught, Hofmeister attained full professorship and rank among the foremost botanists of the 1800s. He revealed the process of fertilization in non-flowering plants (cryptogams) as a regular alternation of sexual and asexual generations in the mosses, ferns, horsetails and liverworts. The asexuel generation propagated by means of spores, alternating with one in which spermatozoids unite with ova." (Dibner 34). In 1851 Hofmeister's most famous work, Vergleichende Untersuchungen, appeared. Without a word of introduction it begins: "The mature plant of Anthoceros appears." The details of its structure and life history are described and copiously illustrated, entirely on the basis of original observations, followed by a brief critique of earlier work on the genus. A similar description of the next plant's life history is followed by others, in order of increasing complexity. The amount of new information is immense; the errors are minor and do not affect the overall picture. In a concluding three-page 'Review' the concept of alternation of generations is explained, and the main modifications of the life history in the different groups are briefly touched upon. Clearly, a page-by-page reading is presupposed, not from the author's arrogance but from his failure to comprehend that others might be less deeply involved. The illustrations are largely from microscopic preparations; prerequisite knowledge of the gross features of the plants would enable the reader to correlate the details. With this single publication, the core of botany passed from its Middle Ages to the modern period. The book was obviously so important that the two main German botanical journals carried very laudatory reviews by their editors. Although sensing that a revolution had come, they seemed overpowered and possibly did not quite understand exactly what had happened. Not so Henfrey. He promptly wrote the sorely needed commentary, brought in the flowering plants directly, put together a plate to illustrate crucial homologies, provided the elementary textbook-type table of comparative life cycles, and brought it all from the level of the research worker down to that of the student. This work was forthwith translated into German. As issued, Vergleichende Untersuchungen tended to collapse with heavy reference or textbook use. This explains its rarity. Two proposals, in 1852 and 1853, to prepare an English translation were unrealized. During the next decade Hofmeister published a series of supplementary papers, all of which were incorporated into a second edition, which exists only in English, translated by F. Currey, secretary of the Linnean Society, and published in 1862. Despite Henfrey's valiant efforts, English botany had remained largely unaware of the Hofmeisterian revolution. Obviously, the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species made a belated English translation imperative. Hofmeister's pre-Darwinian work constitutes the greatest broad evolutionary treatise in botany because it is organized on a basis of increasing complexity." (DSB VI, p.466). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Olafs Bad i Modum.

      Drammen. 1862. Originalt litografi. Arkets størrelse : 36 cm X 27,7 cm. Motivets størrelse : 28 cm X 20,5 cm.. Tesktbladene medfølger."Midt i dette Bygdelag, neppe 3/8 Miil fra Vigersund vd Tyrifjorden, er St. Olafs smukke Badeanstalt anlagt med en saa heldig Beliggenhed og saa maleriske Omgivelser som vel muligt".Ert meget dekorativt litografi. Tekstbladet rufsete i ytterkantene, og selve litografiet med små pletter til høyre i bildet.Sjeldent litografi idet storparten av opplaget skal ha gått med i Drammens brann noen år senere.Harald Oscar Andersen (1836-1871), var elev ved J. F. Eckersbergs malerskole i Christiania, og studerte under Hans Gude i Düsseldorf i årene 1857-60. (Norsk kunstnerleksikon I, s. 47)

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        Crush-paper copy of book of his correspondence from Sept. 1862 to July 1865 (c. 600 letters)

      1862-1865, Colmar 1862 - Unique Manuscript Archive of his Scientific Thought Hirn, Gustave Adolfe (1815-90). Album containing crush-paper copies of ca. 600 A.Ls.s. and Ls.s. written between 13 Sept. 1862 and 9 July 1865. [Colmar, 1862-65]. 280 x 222 mm. Original cloth, suede backstrip with cloth label, paper label on front cover, worn at edges, corners & spine. One or two small tears, otherwise very good internally.Hirn, a civil engineer, was one of the first to investigate the phenomena of the steam engine, and he made several fundamental contributions to mechanics and thermodynamics, including his Exposition analytique et experimentale de la theorie mecanique de la chaleur (1862), one of the first systematic treatises on thermodynamics. The album we are offering contains crush-paper copies of ca. 600 letters that Hirn wrote between 1862 and 1865, shortly after the publication of his Exposition analytique (the crush-paper method of letter duplication involved pressing a freshly written letter against special absorbent paper; only one such copy could be made, so that our album is unique). The album almost certainly represents the most complete manuscript archive of Hirn's scientific thought and activity during this time, since the original letters duplicated here were sent to a number of different recipients, and many have probably not survived. Among the letters are several written to Francois Napoleon Marie Moigno (1804-84), the eminent Jesuit mathematician and physicist; one of most interesting of these is Hirn's letter to Moigno of 16 February 1864, containing a long and detailed discussion, intended for publication, of the thermodynamic principles of Rudolf Clausius (1822-88). Clausius's name appears numerous times in Hirn's correspondence, along with those of physicist Leon Foucault (1819-68) and chemist Henri Estienne St. Claire Deville (1818-81). Another letter, of 13 December 1862, is to Charles X. Thomas, inventor of the first commercially successful calculator; Hirn thanked Thomas (also a native of Colmar) for the receipt of his 16-digit Thomas Arithmometer, which Hirn used daily in his "laborious calculations in physics and mechanics." Hirn was impressed enough with the Thomas de Colmar Arithmometer that he published a paper on it the following year ("Notice sur l'utilite de l'arithmometre et de l'hydrostat," Annales du genie civil, 2nd part, 2 [1863]: 113-17; 152-64), which included "an exposition of advanced techniques which extended the arithmometer's reach beyond the apparent restrictions of the four basic arithmetical rules" (Johnston).Other letters in the album relate to Hirn's interests in climatology and meteorology, or to his business activities as director of the mechanical department of the mill he managed jointly with his brother-it was his connection with this mill that first led Hirn to investigate the mechanics of heat. Time has permitted us to make only a cursory examination of this unique album; a thorough study will surely reveal other letters of equal or greater interest. Wheeler Gift for Moigno. Aspray et al., Computing before Computers, p. 50 (Thomas). Johnston, "Making the Arithmometer Count" (internet reference). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP;

      1862. on his Way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1862. Original blind-stamped brown cloth. First Edition. There has been much speculation about the three binding states of this greatly-overproduced book. Some are in brown morocco cloth with "Smith, Elder & Co." at the foot of the spines (Sadleir's "i"), some are in brown morocco cloth with "Smith & Elder" (as well as a couple of other minor differences -- "ii"), and some are in a bluish-violet cloth, also reading "Smith & Elder" ("iii"). This one is in the Sadleir "ii" binding. The misprint "Smith & Elder" is very curious, inasmuch as the firm had altered its name to "Smith, Elder & Co." no later than 1826, which was prior to the period of brass-imprinting of cloth spines. Sadleir theorizes (at great length) that this state was the third bound up but the second actually issued; Carter likewise theorizes in great detail, saying that he had long suspected the bluish copies were earlier but, having seen the binder's orders (which he reproduces), he is no longer so sure.~In any event, this is a fine, bright set (with a half-title in Vol I only, which is proper for this title), with one cracked endpaper but with scarcely any external soil or wear at all. Although PHILIP is one of the few Victorian three-deckers that does turn up from time to time in this condition, such copies seem to be getting scarcer. Sadleir 3186 (ii); Wolff 6690 (blue cloth); Carter BV pp 158-159. Housed in an open-backed case.

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        Vancouver Island and British Columbia, Where They Are; What They Are; And What They May Become. A Sketch of Their Jstory, Topography, Climate, Resources, Capabilities, and Advantages, Especially As Colonies for Settlement

      Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1862, 1st Edition. () Near fine. viii,182, 16 ads. Octavo. Original blue blind stamped victorian cloth. Gilt title and decoration on the spine. Original coated brown endpapers. Tinted frontispiece. Three tinted plates. Two folding maps. One folding table. A very attractive clean copy of a scarce title. Lowther 185. The author trys to put to rest "many erroneous impressions that are prevalent.of the last settled and least known of the British Colonies.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [WARTIME-PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF FIFTY ENGRAVINGS OF CIVIL WAR UNION GENERALS, COLONELS, COMMODORES, AND OTHER NOTABLES, INCLUDING LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON]

      New York. [ca. 1862-1863].. Fifty portrait engravings, each 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches. Each stored inside its own paper sleeve and housed together in two contemporary brown leather portfolios, stamped in gilt. Portfolios worn and rubbed. Images in excellent condition. A wonderful contemporary collection of Civil War- related engravings. Featured personalities are mostly Union generals, colonels, commodores, and other officers and figures of note, plus presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Also includes an engraving of William Gannaway Brownlow, the anti-secessionist Tennessee newspaper editor and later governor of Tennessee immediately after the end of the Civil War. At the time of the publication of this set, Brownlow was a celebrity in the North for his ardent anti-secessionist stance. Due to the portrait poses on which the engravings are based, as well as the stated ranks of the military leaders and the general selection of personalities chosen for the set, it must have been published in late 1862 or 1863. Of particular note is the image of Ulysses S. Grant, who was still so relatively unknown in comparison to some of the other military leaders that the publisher either erred and used the likeness of another man, or could not find a suitable portrait and used a different subject. Also, the portrait of Lincoln is early, as it shows the president without his trademark beard. While we have seen some of these engravings before, we have never seen the full set in the original leather portfolios. All engravings include the facsimile signature of the subject and credits the engraver as J.C. Buttre of New York, with many also crediting the original artist or photographer whose image the engraving is based on (most by Brady, with others by Fredricks, Appleton, German, Silsbee, et al.; the Washington image is based on a Stuart painting). This is a very rare wartime- published collection of Union officers. The following is a full list, in alphabetical order: 1) Anderson, Brig. Gen. Robert 2) Baker, Col. Edward 3) Banks, Nathaniel P. 4) Blenker, Maj. Gen. Louis, 5) Brownlow, William G. 6) Buell, Maj. Gen. Don Carlos 7) Burnside, Brig. Gen. Ambrose E. 8) Butler, Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. 9) Carr, Col. Joseph B. 10) Clay, Maj. Gen. Cassius M. 11) Corcoran, Col. Michael 12) Cox, Brig Gen. J. Dolson 13) Curtis, Maj. Gen. Samuel R. 14) Dix, Maj. Gen. John A. 15) Doubleday, Brig. Gen. Abner 16) Du Pont, Com. Samuel F. 17) Ellsworth, Col. Elmer E. 18) Foot, Capt. John 19) Foote, Com. Andrew H. 20) Fremont, Maj. Gen. John C. 21) Grant, Maj. Gen. Ulysses 22) Halleck, Maj. Gen. Henry W. 23) Hawkins, Col. Rush C. 24) Heintzelman, Brig. Gen. Samuel P. 25) Hunter, Maj. Gen. David 26) Lander, Brig. Gen. Frederick W. 27) Lincoln, President Abraham 28) Lyon, Brig. Gen. Nathaniel 29) Mansfield, Brig. Gen. J.K.F. 30) McCall, Brig. Gen. George A. 31) McClellan, Maj. Gen. George B. 32) McDowell, Brig. Gen. Irvin 33) Meagher, Col. Thomas Francis 34) Mitchel, Maj. Gen. O.M. 35) Mulligan, Col. James A. 36) Pope, Maj. Gen. John 37) Rosecrans, Brig. Gen. W.S. 38) Scott, Lieut. Gen. Winfield 39) Shields, Brig. Gen. James 40) Sigel, Maj. Gen. Franz 41) Slemmer, Maj. Adam J. 42) Sprague, Maj. Gen. & Gov. of Rhode Island William 43) Stringham, Com. S.H. 44) Wallace, Maj. Gen. Lewis 45) Wallace, Maj. Gen. W.H.L. 46) Washington, President George 47) Weber, Col. Max 48) Wilkes, Capt. Charles 49) Wilson, Col. Henry 50) Wool, Maj. Gen. John E. An impressive assortment of engravings of Civil War notables published during the early years of the conflict. Only one similar item in OCLC, for a collection called PORTRAITS OF CIVIL WAR OFFICERS calling for 110 plates (including Lincoln's cabinet, and an engraving of his childhood home), also by Buttre, located at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. This collection is bound, and was likely issued as a slightly different item by the publisher than the collection presented here. OCLC 20140615.

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        'Über einen neuen Flederhund, Pteropus scapulatus, aus Neuholland' [in] Monatsbericht der Königlichen Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaft zu Berlin

      Berlin: Buchdruckerei der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, August, 1862. Octavo, 2 plates, pp. numbered 545-577; an excellent copy in the original printed buff paper wrappers. Uncommon copy of the "monthly journal" of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin for August 1862, with the first notice of the Australian Little Red Flying Fox (Pteropus scapulatus Peters).The Academy was founded in 1700 but was revolutionised by Frederick the Great, who helped establish it as one of the great centres for scientific research. Among the interesting and diverse articles printed here is one by H.W. Peters on the Little Red Flying Fox, the smallest of its species and endemic from Shark Bay in Western Australia right around the top of Australia, and down the east coast to Victoria. This article is the first scientific notice of the species, based on a specimen gathered by Peters personally in Cape York. Peters did extensive fieldwork on the Australian mainland, and any number of species are named after him.Despite its Australian content, holdings of this journal in Australia are effectively non-existent.

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        WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers

      London Hamilton Adams & Co 1862 - First edition. Original morocco grained olive cloth titled in gilt to the spine. A fine copy, bright and crisp and internally clean. Exceptionally well preserved. Fold out chart showing "Consumption of Wine from 1791 to June 30, 1861", to rear. Includes chapters on Port, Sherry, Madeira and Champagne, as well as the wines of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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