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        Historically Important Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, 1862. Washington, 1862. unbound. Outstanding and historically important War-Date autographed letter signed. 1 page, 4.5 x 5.5 inches, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1862. Written on the very day that Wilkinson's resolution led to the expulsion of Senator Bright for treason, in full: "...To day the Senate are to decide upon one of the most grave questions which ever came before it..viz. the expulsion of Jesse D. Bright a Senator from Indiana. The charge is disloyalty within the Government under which he has lived and been honored. My hope is that the Senate will do its duty...yours truly M.S. Wilkinson." After writing this memo to himself - Bright returned to the Senate Chambers and cast his vote to expel Senator Bright. The final tally was 32 votes for expulsion and 14 against. Wilkinson, on Dec. 16, 1861, had introduced a letter before the full Senate that had been acquired from a captured Confederate gun-runner. The letter was a formal introduction for the gun-runner to Confederate President Jefferson Davis - written by Senator Bright. Based on the evidence presented by Wilkinson, the formal vote for expulsion was scheduled and carried out on Feb. 5, 1862. Upon expulsion, Senator Bright had to flee the State of Minnesota and all of his property was confiscated by Union authorities. Also sold with this lot is the signature of disgraced Senator Jesse D. Bright on a slip of paper, mounted to 3" x 5" card with a war-date inscription "Expelled from Senate - 34th Congress Feb. 1862...for Treason." Both items in very good condition. American politician and United States Senator from Indiana (1859 - 1865), best remembered for bringing a resolution before the Senate for the expulsion of U.S. Senator Jesse D. Bright for treason on March 5, 1862.

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        Mémoire sur les Corpuscules Organisés qui Existent dans l'Atmosphère, Examen de la Doctrine des Générations Spontanées

      Victor Masson et Fils, Imprimerie de Bachelier, Paris 1862 - Pasteur's paper demonstrating that infection is spread by germs appears on pp 5-110 of this edition of "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" (Troiseme Serie, Tome LXIV, 1862). 128 pp. + 2 plates. , 8vo. Brown quarter leather spine with four raised bands, black leahter patch title with gold embossed titling. Cover boards covered with marbled paper, light scuffing from shelf wear. Interior has light age toning, foredge deckled. Two large folding plates diagramming the experiment and findings have light foxing, original tissue guards intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      D. Van Nostrand, New York 1862 - Garrard was the Captain of the Fifth Cavalry, U.S.A. Bound in later half-morocco (goat) with original publisher's gilt-embossed mounted cavalryman on front board and same image in blind, on rear. Contrasting spine title gilt. Five raised bands, compartments ruled and ornamented gilt. Early owner's inscriptions to front free endpaper, dated July, 1863, December 1874. First Lieutenant P.B. Johnson (promoted to Captain and Assistant Quartermaster the following year, in 1864) was a well-known newspaper correspondent and Republican activist in the states of Washington and Oregon, becoming editor and (soon thereafter) sole owner of the Walla Walla (Washington) Union, at some point working for the Portland, Oregonian. and finally giving up his financial interest in the Walla Walla paper in 1890. Some traces of glue remains and erasures from prior owner's tags, glued clippings, or library markings. Board bright with some soiling. 114 pp. plus 12 pp. Ads (Van Nostrand Military and Naval publications. A real sharp copy of a rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann, 1862. - in-8 carré. 1f. CXCIIpp. 4ff. Plein maroquin havane, fleuron doré au centre des plats, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid, tranches dorées, contreplats et gardes de papier à motif doré (Gruel). Superbe ouvrage d'une exécution parfaite, imprimé en chromolithographie sur le modèle des livres d'heures du Moyen Âge. Emouvant exemplaire provenant de la famille du célèbre philosophe français Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), avec des notes manuscrites (probablement de sa grand-mère Jeanne Deleuze, née Fortunet) retraçant sur six pages sa généalogie à partir de 1876. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement conservé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Revolution Francaise Par M. Jules Janin

      Paris - Ch. Lahure et Cie., 1862. Paris - Ch. Lahure et Cie., 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this history of the French Revolution by Jules Janin. In French. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette engravings by Hippolyte de la Charlerie. Hippolyte de la Charlerie (18271869) was a Belgian painter and illustrator. Among his engravings are scenes of the French Revolution, which he also created for La Rvolution Franaise (1862) by M. J. G. D Armengaud. Jules Gabriel Janin (16 February 1804 19 June 1874) was a French writer and critic. Volume I of two volumes only. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, though with some dampstaining and marks. Front joint is starting, and rear hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Important and Lengthy War-Date Letter from West Point about Weaponry

      West Point: , 1862 West Point, 1862. unbound. 6 pages (front and back), 10 x 8 inches, West Point, New York, September 8, 1862. Signed "S. V. Benet" and written to Col. Alexander Hamilton Bowman, Supt. of the United States Military Academy, reporting on an ordinance trial of a projectile designed by American inventor Michael Ritner that could actually penetrate iron...but would be denied a production contract, in very small part: "...One of the objects of the trial was to test the penetrating power of lead projectiles when fired against iron plates. The gun used was a 50 pound semi-steel caliber 5.1 inches - rifled. On July 29 - a lead shot, in the form of a night cylinder, weighing 32lbs, with India rubber sabot, a charge of 8 lbs mortar powder...was fired at a wrought iron plate 46 inches from a vertical distance...92 feet from the muzzle of the gun. The iron plate was strongly supported by timbers...the lead shot struck the plate in the center, penetrating 1 1/2 inches - the indentation being 8 inches in diameter. The iron plate was bent and riddled, and cracked in the rear, clear across and nearly through its entire thickness..." Benet would go on to perform many additional tests, several conducted using large amounts of black powder and 100lb. rifled Parrot Guns, but in conclusion he wrote: "There is nothing in the whole trial to show that any material benefit is to be derived from the use of India rubber wads or sabots." Just six months before this letter was written, the Ironclad vessels Merrimack and Monitor fought a battle that ended in a draw, partly because neither ship had the capacity to infiltrate iron plating with an effective projectile. Two metal-rimmed punch holes in the left margin, small stain in the upper right corner of the first page, and two horizontal folds. Very good condition. Career military officer who fought through the Civil War, eventually being promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General and Chief of United States Army Ordinance. He was the father of Col. James Walker Benet and Laurence Vincent Benet (United States Navy), and the Grandfather of poets Stephen Vincent Benet and Laura Benet. He died on Jan. 22, 1895 and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Benet played a significant role in the American Army's organizational / technological modernization, which had its modest beginnings before the Spanish-American War.

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        Mémoire sur les Corpuscules Organisés qui Existent dans l'Atmosphère, Examen de la Doctrine des Générations Spontanées

      Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1862. Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1862. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. Pasteur's paper demonstrating that infection is spread by germs appears on pp 5-110 of this edition of "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" (Troiseme Serie, Tome LXIV, 1862). 128 pp. + 2 plates. , 8vo. Brown quarter leather spine with four raised bands, black leahter patch title with gold embossed titling. Cover boards covered with marbled paper, light scuffing from shelf wear. Interior has light age toning, foredge deckled. Two large folding plates diagramming the experiment and findings have light foxing, original tissue guards intact.

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        Report from the Select Committee on Weights and Measures; together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, and Index. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 15 July 1862

      London, 1862. London, 1862. 34 cm. 18, 247 Seiten mit zahlreichen Tabellen im Text (davon 2 ausfaltbar). Original-Verlagsbroschur - Das sogenannte "Blue Book", betreffend die Verhandlungen der Parlamentskommission über Dezimalgewichte, etc. Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Oldenburger Oberbaudirektors Otto Lasius (1797 - 1888; vergleiche Biogr. Handb. Oldenburg, S. 412f). Auf dem Umschlagtitel handschriftliche Widmung "To Sir Otto Lasius, Oldenburg From the International Decimal Association by J[ames] Yates"; Titel mit Besitzstempel "Lasius". - Beiliegend handschriftlicher Begleitbrief des Frankfurter Münzmeisters C. Conrad, Münzmeister in Frankfurt, an Lasius, datiert 12. 2. 1863. Rücken oben restauriert - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        The Quebec Directory for 1862-63 Containing a Complete List of All the Inhabitants of the City, with Full Descriptions of Their Businesses and Professions: And Information Carefully Collected in Reference to Government and Public Offices, Banks, Corporate Institutions & Companies in Quebec

      Quebec: John Lovell. Quebec: John Lovell 1862, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 473pp. Very good. 12mo with original one quarter black leather with tan paper boards. Some B&W illustrations in text. Light foxing to edge of text block and first few pages. Wear to boards, including front and back, edges and corners. Writing to front board and some pages have small pen or pencil markings in margins that do not affect text. An early directory for Quebec including listings of residents, businesses and public institutions. An interesting little piece of Quebec history with some larger illustrated business ads towards the back..

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        The Works of William E. Channing, 6 vols.--Vols. I - Vol. VI Seventeenth Complete Edition with An Introduction

      Boston: Walker, Wise and Company, 1862. Boston: Walker, Wise and Company. 1862. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Six volumes, complete. "Seventeenth Complete Edition", 1862. Half polished calf with marbled boards, partially raised bands, gilt-decorataed compartments, black spine labels, marbled endpapers and page-edges, clean unmarked texts, about Very Good copies, all vols. with a small ink- inscription on the first blank, soiling or discoloration to the outer pages, rubbing and wear to thje covers of all vols., some vols. with wear to the spine-labels.

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        Davenport Dunn

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1862. London - Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of Lever's novel Davenport Dunn A Man of Our Day with an illustrated frontispiece to both volumes and an illustrated second title to first volume, with numerous full page engravings throughout. In two volumes complete. Charles James Lever (1806 - 1872) was an Irish novelist. Trollope praised Lever's novels highly when he said that they were just like his conversation. He was a born raconteur, and had in perfection that easy flow of light description which without tedium or hurry leads up to the point of the good stories. Hablot Knight Browne (1815 - 1882) was an English artist, famous as 'Phiz' was an illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. With previous owner's ink inscriptions to front free endpapers. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally sound but with wear to extremities, some loss to cloth, heavy staining and slight rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout but with handling marks,staining and mould to front and rear of each volume with slight loss to endpapers due to this. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Idylls of the King

      London - Edward Moxon, 1862. London - Edward Moxon, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of four narrative poemsby Alfred Lord Tennyson which form part of the cycle of Idylls of the King. Including Enid, Vivien, Elaine and Guinevere. Condition: In a red morocco binding. Externally, smart, with just some light rubbing and a few marks. Front hinge strained, causing a closed tear to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Physiographie der Medicinal-Pflanzen nebst einem Clavis zur Bestimmung der Pflanzen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nervation der Blätter.

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1862.. Gr.-8°. Mit 294 Textabbildungen in Naturselbstdruck. XIV S., 1 Bl., 432 S., HLwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild.. Erstausgabe dieser äußerst seltenen Publikation mit Naturselbstdrucken. - Der österr. Paläobotaniker Constantin Frh. von Ettingshausen (1826-97) schloß das Studium der Medizin in Wien 1848 mit der Promotion ab, wandte sich dann der Botanik zu und wurde Assistent bei Stephan Endlicher am Botanischen Institut der Univ. Wien. Als Kustosadjunkt der Geologischen Reichsanstalt bereiste Ettingshausen die wichtigsten fossilen Fundstätten Österreichs, brachte von dort große Sammlungen mit und erhielt 1854 die Professur für Physik, Zoologie und Mineralogie an der Medizinisch-Chirurgischen Josephsakademie. 1856 wurde Ettingshausen in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina gewählt. 1871 folgte er einem Ruf als Ordinarius für Botanik und Paläophytologie nach Graz, begründete dort ein Paläobotanisches Institut und war 1881 Rektor der Universität. Zusammen mit Alois Pokorny veröffentlichte er 1855 "Physiotypia plantarum Austriacarum". - "[...] Dem hochverdienten [...] Alois Ritter von Auer, welcher im Interesse des Unterrichtes die Ausstattung dieses Buches mit Abbildungen im Naturselbstdruck in ausgedehntester Weise ermöglichte, und die grösste Sorgfalt darauf verwenden liess, erlaube ich mir [...] den aufrichtigsten Dank auszusprechen" (Vorwort). - Einband etw. berieben. Vorsatzbl. m. Prägestempel. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Pritzel 2760; Nissen, BBI 612; ÖBL I, 272.

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      Paris - Pagnerre - Furne et cie - L. Hachette, 1862. Paris - Pagnerre - Furne et cie - L. Hachette, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat de Lamartine) (1790-1869) was a French writer, poet and politician. He is famous for his partly autobiographical poem, Le Lac which describes in retrospect the fervent love shared by a couple from the point of view of the bereaved man. He is considered to be the first French romantic poet (though Charles-Julien Lioult de Chnedoll was working on similar innovations at the same time), and was acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence. Lamartine was one of very few French literary figures to combine his writing with a political career. Raised a devout Catholic, Lamartine became a pantheist, writing Jocelyn and La Chute d'un ange. He wrote Histoire des Girondins in 1847 in praise of the Girondists. He was elected a 'dput' in 1833, and was briefly in charge of government during the turbulence of 1848. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from February 24, 1848 to May 11, 1848. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingsome rubbing and fading. Internally, the pages are generally bright with the occasional light spot confined mostly to the margins and endpapers. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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        The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California (1st US Edition).

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1862. - Rebound in an attractive, understated brown cloth with titling and simple decoration in gilt to the spine. Pages: xii + 574 + 2 (publisher's adverts), collating complete with all illustrations including the tissue-guarded frontis, maps, plates, and illustrations in the text. Burton made this trip in the wake of his public feud with Speke following their explorations of the African lakes in search of the source of the Nile. Condition: the covers are in Fine condition. The pages are in Very Good Plus condition overall, with tanning towards their edges. Some have a little soiling, and small chips to the edges. Faint pencil underlining and marginalia to a few pages. Short tear to the tissue guard at the frontis. One of the folding maps has a partial tear along one of its folds. Book ref 560. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Fort Donelson, Tennessee. February, 1862].. [Fort Donelson, Tennessee. February, 1862].. Pencil sketch, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Minor wear. Fine. An original pencil sketch by Alexander Simplot (1837- 1914), an artist covering the Civil War for HARPER'S WEEKLY. Simplot, a native of Iowa, was a schoolteacher and artist turned war correspondent. Early in 1862, Simplot began traveling with the army of U.S. Grant, and was thus present at the surrender of Fort Donelson in Tennessee, where he made this sketch. After days of fighting, the Confederates surrendered Fort Donelson to Grant (Feb. 16, 1862), with thousands of prisoners taken into Union custody. The victory was one of the first major pieces of good news for the Union, and Grant's demand for immediate surrender gave him the reputation of "Unconditional Surrender" Grant and set him on the path to success. This sketch of the ragged Confederate prisoners was not used in publication during the war, but was published by Frank Leslie in an 1896 retrospective entitled FAMOUS LEADERS AND BATTLE SCENES OF THE CIVIL WAR. The image shows a group of Confederates with their backs to the artist, huddled in capes or blankets and guarded by a Union soldier. It is signed by Simplot and titled by him on the verso.

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        Tragedies de Sophocle

      Paris - Charpentier, 1862. Paris - Charpentier, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of seven Greek Tragedies by Sophocles translated into French from the Greek by M. Artaud. Sixth edition. Plays included in this volume are: Ajax, Electra, Oedipus the King, Oedipus in Colonus, Antigone, Philoctetes In Troy, and Trachiniae. With notes on Sophocles to front and preceding each play. Sophocles (c497/6 BC- c405 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedianswhose plays have survived. Bookseller's label to verso of front free endpaper. Condition: In quarter crushed morocco with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark and slight rubbing to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Douze leçons sur l'art de la verrerie.

      Paris, Bourdier 1862 - In-8 [219 x 131 mm]. Collation : (4), 112 pp. Cartonnage de l'époque. L'industrie verrière vit par la tradition et évite la publicité et "si l'on excepte les Encyclopédies et les traités de chimie, aucun travail d'ensemble n'a été fait sur elle depuis un siècle et demi." Illustré par 20 figures dans le texte. Tiré à part des "Annales du Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers". Envoi manuscrit, "A monsieur Chancel, avec les compliments affectueux de l'auteur. E. Péligot". Le chimiste Gustave Chancel remplaça Charles Gerhardt, à la chaire de chimie de Montpellier. On trouve page 5 une correction à la plume de la main de l'auteur. Des rousseurs. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. // You can browse all my books on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London - James Hogg and Sons, 1862. London - James Hogg and Sons, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Gilt embossed cloth binding with plates by HK Browne and engraved by the Dalziel brothers including frontispiece ! Contains history to various people and places including William Congreve, Beau Nash, Philip Wharton, Philip Dormer Stanhope and others. The authors, Grace and Philip Wharton, are the pseudonyms of Katherine (Byerley) Thomson (1792-1862) and John Cockburn Thomson (1834-1860). Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some wear to the extremities including some partial loss to the top and bottom of the spine, and some slight fading to the spine. Internally the book is clean and bright throughout apart from the odd handling mark..

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        The Works of Edmund Spenser

      London - Bell and Daldy, 1862. London - Bell and Daldy, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce early edition of this collection of The Works of Edmund Spenser edited by John Payne Collier. With decorative pieces throughout and decorative two-colour titles. In five volumes complete. First edition thus. With The Life of Spenser to volume one, followed by the Shepheards Calendarwith The Faerie Queen to rear of volume one and continuing through until volume four in six books. Volume four also contains Two Cantos of Mutabilitie. Volume five containsComplaints; Colin Clouts Comes Home Again; Foure Hymnes; Daphnaida; Prothalamion: Or, a Spousall Verse; Sonnets Prefixed to Various Publications; Brittain's Ida; A View of the State of Ireland and Glossary. Edmund Spenser (c1552 - 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegorycelebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. Spenser's masterpiece is an extensive poem The Faerie Queene. The first three books of The Faerie Queene were published in 1590, and a second set of three books were published in 1596. This extended epic poem deals with the adventures of knights, dragons, ladies in distress, etc. yet it is also an extended allegory about the moral life and what makes for a life of virtue. Spenser originally indicated that he intended the poem to be twelve books long, so the version of the poem we have today is incomplete. John Payne Collier (1789 - 1883), was an English Shakespearian critic and forger. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, marginal loss to spine labels, theoccasional mark and someink stainsand with slight fading to spines. Four hinges tender, three strained. Internally, bindings strained in places. Bright but with occasional slight foxing and handling marks and with some pages unopened. Overall: GOOD.

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        L'Histoire Romaine a Rome. In three volumes

      64 - Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1862. 64 - Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The major work of this French philologist, concerning the history of Rome. Each volume has a bookbinder's stamp for Zaehnsdorf to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Featuring a fold out map to the rear of Volume II. Volumes II (second edition, 1863), III (first edition, 1862) and IV (first edition, 1864) of four volumes. Condition: In half crushed morocco bindings, with marbled boards and endpapers. Externally, extremely good order with justa little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound and remarkably bright. Volumes II and III have foxing throughout, sometimes affecting text. Volume IV has occasional foxing, sometimes affecting text. Small closed tear to map. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Physiographie der Medicinal-Pflanzen nebst einem Clavis zur Bestimmung der Pflanzen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nervation der Blätter.,

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1862. - Erstausgabe dieser äußerst seltenen Publikation mit Naturselbstdrucken. - Der österr. Paläobotaniker Constantin Frh. von Ettingshausen (1826-97) schloß das Studium der Medizin in Wien 1848 mit der Promotion ab, wandte sich dann der Botanik zu und wurde Assistent bei Stephan Endlicher am Botanischen Institut der Univ. Wien. Als Kustosadjunkt der Geologischen Reichsanstalt bereiste Ettingshausen die wichtigsten fossilen Fundstätten Österreichs, brachte von dort große Sammlungen mit und erhielt 1854 die Professur für Physik, Zoologie und Mineralogie an der Medizinisch-Chirurgischen Josephsakademie. 1856 wurde Ettingshausen in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina gewählt. 1871 folgte er einem Ruf als Ordinarius für Botanik und Paläophytologie nach Graz, begründete dort ein Paläobotanisches Institut und war 1881 Rektor der Universität. Zusammen mit Alois Pokorny veröffentlichte er 1855 „Physiotypia plantarum Austriacarum". - „[.] Dem hochverdienten [.] Alois Ritter von Auer, welcher im Interesse des Unterrichtes die Ausstattung dieses Buches mit Abbildungen im Naturselbstdruck in ausgedehntester Weise ermöglichte, und die grösste Sorgfalt darauf verwenden liess, erlaube ich mir [.] den aufrichtigsten Dank auszusprechen" (Vorwort). - Einband etw. berieben. Vorsatzbl. m. Prägestempel. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Pritzel 2760; Nissen, BBI 612; ÖBL I, 272. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Gr.-8°. Mit 294 Textabbildungen in Naturselbstdruck. XIV S., 1 Bl., 432 S., HLwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Footsteps of the Reformers in Foreign Lands

      London - The Religious Tract Society, 1862. London - The Religious Tract Society, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A commentary on reformers in Europe, including 'Wittenberg, and Martin Luther' and 'Antwerp, and William Tyndall'. With a colour plate to frontispiece and further colour illustrations throughout. With an ink inscription to front free endpaper. Bound by Baxter, with binder's label to rear pastedown. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, sound but rubbed to boards and with bumping and wear to extremities. With slight splitting to cloth onjoints and hinges tender. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with foxing to plates and endpapers and the odd spot to pages. With previous owner's ink stamp to front pastedown and front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        A Lenten Journey in Umbria

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1862. London - Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A Lenten Journey in Umbria and The Marchesis avery scarce travel bookabout Italy by Thomas Adolphus Trollope. First edition. Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810-1892)was a prolific writer. Between 1840 and 1890 Thomas Adolphus Trollope produced some sixty volumes of travel writing, history and fiction, in addition to a large amount of periodical and journalistic work. He was the son ofFrances Trollopeandyounger brother was Anthony Trollope, the novelist. He lived in Italy for most of his adult life, but retired to Devon, England in 1890. His memoirs, What I Remember, were published in three volumes between 1887 and 1889. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities with rubbing and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generallycleanbut with slight foxing to first and last few pages and only the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        WOCHENSCHRIFT FÜR GÄRTNEREI UND PFLANZENKUNDE, des Vereins zur Beförderung des Gartenbaues in den Königl. Preuss. Staaten. 11 Jahrgäge: 5 (1862) - 15 (1872). Gebundene Zeitschrift.

      Berlin : Verlag von Karl Wiegand, 1862-1872.. 11 Jahrgänge in 11 Bänden. Bibliothekseinband. Komplette 11 Jahresfolgen der Gartenbau-Zeitschrift Fest eingebunden. Aus ehem. Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Alterstypische Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Einbände leicht berieben. Seiten an vielen Stellen stockfleckig. Bindung sitzt bei jedem Band fest. Guter Gesamtzustand! Mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. Beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an Fachzeitschriften! zqx mbx

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        Panorama vom Pilatus. Auf dem Esel aufgenommen. Großes bezauberndes Panorama in farbig getönter Lithographie.

      Gedruckt von T. Uhr Ulrich in der E. Kaiser'schen lith. Anstalt, (ca. 1862).. Format: 30 x 105 cm (Blattgröße: ca. 35 x 110 cm). Plano. Unter Passepartout.. *Schönes Panorama, von 2 Platten gedruckt. Linker Unterrand mit geringen Feuchtigkeitsrändern, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

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        1862 Bayern 3x 1 Kreuzer von Augsburg an Gemeindeverwaltung Inningen mit Zusatz Landgericht Göggingen mit Göggingen Eingangsstempel sehr seltener Postweg

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        Heuglin Reise in das Gebiet des weißen Nil 1862-1864, Wintersche 1869, 8 Holzschnitttafeln, Textholzschnitte, ohne Karte, 382 Seiten, innen wie neu, Einband etwas fleckig

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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. Pappband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.. 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.

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        "Gedenkblatt zur Feier der 25jährigen Selbstständigkeit des Königreichs Hannover." Blick auf die Stadt Hannover durch ein neugotisches Portal, vorne das Reiterstandbild des Königs Ernst August, oben fünf Medaillons mit Bildnissen der Königsfamilie, unten das Wappen, seitlich je vier kleine Veduten aus dem Königreich.

      . Farblithographie mit Goldaufdruck bei Gebr. Jänecke, Hannover, dat. 1862, 40,5 x 29,5 cm.. Die Medaillons zeigen König Ernst August, Königin Friederike, König Georg V., Königin Marie und den Kronprinzen Ernst August. Die Veduten zeigen Welfenschloß, Theater und Eisenbahnhof in Hannover, die Häfen in Geestemünde und Leer, Marienburg, Eisenbahntunnel bzw. -brücke bei Münden bzw. über diie Leda. Seitlich vier weibliche allegorische Figuren für Landwirtschaft, Künste usw., eine mit Bienenkorb. - Im breiten Rand gering gebräunt.

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        Histoire Anecdotique des Cafes et Cabarets de Paris, Avec Dessins et Eaux-fortes de Gustave Corbet, Leopold Flamend et Felicien Rops [Extra-Illustrated]

      Paris: E. Dentu, Librarie de la Societe des Gens des Lettres, 1862. Paris: E. Dentu, Librarie de la Societe des Gens des Lettres, 1862. Octavo, xvii, 298 pages. First edition. Frontispiece and six etchings in the text. Extra-illustrated with an autograph letter and thirty-one additional illustrations, mostly portraits of notable French men of letters, bound in. The letter is from actor Augustin Dogemonot and bears the embossed seal of the Theatre du Palais-Royal. Bound in three-quarter brown morocco, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt design, black spine label. Leather rubbed at extremities, but binding tight and hinges secure. Overall, near very good. With the bookplate of Edward Joseph Dent.

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        Eventyr og Historier.

      . 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1862-63. Illustr. af Vilhelm Pedersen. 440 + 430 s. Som vanligt svagt plettet eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med guld- og blindtryk pa rygge. * Förste udgave med Vilhelm Pedersens illustrationer. BFN 843 + 847..

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        A Week on the Concord and the Merrimac Rivers

      Tickner and Fields 1862 - 1st edition sheets; 2nd title page. Some chipping at top and bottom of spine. Minor tear at top of hinge. Boards Fine; hinge Fine; pages Fine - Fine unread copy. Thoreua took back unsold copies of "A Week" from the publisher who couldn't sell them. Some copies were bound but most consisted of unbound 1st edition sheets. About which he famously said he "carried up two flights of stairs to storage." It can be assumed with some certainty that Thoreau carried the pages bound here in this particular book. There is a protective mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kjaerlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

      . Orig. udg. Chria. 1862. 140 s. Nyere priv. hlvldr. Bindet sign. Harry Larsen. Som oftest lidt gulplettet. Gl. navn pa titelbl. First edit. Later half calf. Slightly foxed. Old name on title. * Ekspl. med bred margin..

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        ORLEY FARM

      Chapman & Hall , 1862. Chapman & Hall , 1862. First edition. Two volumes. Original purple wavy-grained cloth, the grain running perpendicularly for both volumes, covers blocked with conventional frame design in blind, on spines with farming designs and lettered in gold, pale yellow endpapers. Bound without publisher's catalogue sometimes found at end of vol. I ("cannot … be regarded as essential" - Sadleir); Spines lightly sunned, a near fine set. Forty wood-engraved illustrations by J. E. Millais, with first state captions throughout. The publishing history of Orley Farm is complicated by the fact that, unusually, the two volumes were published nearly ten months apart, and subsequent reissues of each volume were neither simultaneous nor in step. This set collates textually to Sadleir's first issue (i.e. copies bound form the parts), but has the second volume bound in vertically grained cloth, where Sadleir calls for horizontal. As such the second volume does not conform to any of Sadleir's variants, either Sadleir's priority is in error, or this is an variant binding of the first state. Either way, original printings of this work are now uncommon in such fresh condition. Sadleir (Trollope) 13

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        Innsbruck 1862-63. Quer 8°. 50 Bll. mit 18 Einträgen, 1 Notenbl., 9 Zeichnungen, Aquarellen u. eingeklebt. Lithographien auf 30 Seiten, blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel.

      . . Mit Einträgen u.a.v. Emilie Brückel; Oswald Graf v. Wolkenstein; Regin, Rosa u. Helene Bernadelli, Wilhelm Schweighofer; Mari v. Egger; Leopold Egger k.k. Rittmeister; Wolf Freiherr v. Neugebauer.- Mit einem hübschen Aquarell v. Kufstein, 2 lithogr. u. 1 Bleistiftzeichnung mit Detailansichten v. Innsbruck, die Noten mit Titel "Tyroler Heimweh" sign. F. Steger.- hübsches Album.

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        Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of Prison Life with Numerous Illustrations from Photographs

      Griffin Bohn, 1862. Griffin Bohn, 1862. Edition Unstated. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Covers are grubby in spots but otherwise in sound condition. Internally very good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; Law & Criminal Studies. Inventory No: 26089. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        The Life of J. M. W. Turner, R. A. ; Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by His Friends and Fellow Academicians - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, Hurst And Blackett, 1862. London, Hurst And Blackett, 1862. 1st Edition. Both volumes finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. . Description: 2 v. Front. , plates, ports. 22 cm. Subjects: Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) , 1775-1851. Appendix: A complete catalogue of all Turner's engraved works. --Catalogue of all the pictures exhibited by Turner in the Royal academy and British institution. Between the years 1787 and 1850.--Catalogue of pictures given by Turner.....

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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Rom u.a., 1862-1878.. Zus. 20 S., 8° bis 4°.. "Pitra wurde in Champforgeuil geboren. 1836 wurde er zum Priester geweiht, von 1835 bis 1840 unterrichtete er am Priesterseminar von Autun. Im Jahre 1842 trat er in die Abtei von Solesmes ein. Pitra war ein herausragender Patristiker, vor allem aber Kenner des östlichen Kirchenrechts und der orthodoxen Liturgie. Er war zugleich Hauptmitarbeiter von Abbe Jacques Paul Migne bei der Ausarbeitung von dessen Serie patrologischer Schriften. In Rom wurde er Berater der Propagandakongregation für Fragen der orientalischen Kirchen. Papst Pius IX. ernannte ihn am 16. März 1863 zum Kardinal. 1869 wurde er Kardinalbibliothekar der Römischen Kirche. 1879 wurde er Kardinalbischof von Frascati (Tusculum), 1889 Kardinalbischof von Porto. Wichtig sind seine Entdeckungen, unter anderem die der Inschrift von Autun, ebenso seine archäologischen und patristischen Schriften" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Tlw. kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrisse. -

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        Die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig oder: Was uns gerettet und was uns noch retten kann. Nebst einer Biographie des Fürsten Carl zu Schwarzenberg. Eine Jubelschrift auf das jahr 1863, ein Wort an Deutschlands Fürsten und Völker. Mit einem Schlachtplane

      ohne Verlagsangabe 1862,. 146 S., 8°, OLn, mut goldgeprägtem Rücken und blindgeprägten Decklen. Hier wohl die erstre Ausgabe. Mit dem mehrfach gefalteten, lithogr. Plan zur Schlacht bei Leipzig. Eine winzige beriebene Stelle am Deckel mittig. Saubere und gute Ausgabe, Plan ohne Risse.

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      Madras, printed for the Madras Government,1862.. Madras, printed for the Madras Government,1862.. FIRST EDITION, 1862. 8vo approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 4 lithograph plates and a map, pages: xxiii, 1-264, li - Appendix, xiii - Index, last page blank, complete with half-title with advert on verso, original moire cloth binding, printed paper label to spine. Spine dull, paper label chipped, uneven fading to spine and covers, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn, pale foxing to pastedowns and endpapers, occasional pale foxing to text and plates, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857 - 1858 - 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B.von Müllerstorf-Arbair - Beschreibender Theil von Dr.Karl von Scherzer -Drei Bände - mit vielen Karten - Beilagen und Holzschnitten

      Carl Gerolds/Wien/1862+1864+1868,. Seiten/Illustr.: geb/Illustriert. Zustand: gut/Erster und Zweiter Band sind Zweite Auflage/Einband gering berieben und bestossen 45621 - V1 ***An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Wir führen zweimal wöchentlich, Dienstag und Freitag Vormittag, unseren Versand aus Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post durch.***

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      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862. Very fine. 15 volumes. 8vo. Bound by Bridsall in quarter green calf with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines each with two red title labels and fancy gilt panel ornaments.

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      Salt Lake City: 1862. Salt Lake City:, 1862. Fine. A Fine unbound 3 page pamphlet housed in Fine half-morocco slipcase and chemise. Gilt lettering spine of slipcase. Sm. 8vo. OCLC lists only seven copies.

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        Histoire de la terreur 1792-1794. D'apres des documents authentiques et inedits. 8 Bände (komplett).

      Paris, Michel Levy; Calmann Levy, 1862-1881,. Gr.-8vo (22 x14,5 cm). Hlwd. d. späten 19. Jh. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Marmorschnitt.. Band 5,7 u. 8. in 1. Auflage, sonst in 2. oder 3. Auflage. - Standardwerk zur Geschichte des Terrors der nachrevolutionären Zeit, vollständig mit dem seltenen letzten 8. Band, der posthum erschien. - Kanten etw. berieben. Exlibris in Innendeckeln. Papierbedingt durchgehend leicht gebräunt, stellenweise etw. stockfleckig, vorwiegend aber sauber.Gute Bände.

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        Traite theorique et pratique des maladies des yeux.

      Paris, Albessard et Berard, 1862.. (24 x 15,5 cm). XVI, 1056 (16) S. Mit 12 (6 kolorierten) lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. - "This final work may be said to represent the culmination of Deval's life's work. It is the product of twenty years' practice and observation during which time the author examined more than 20000 cases" (Becker). Sechs der Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Instrumente. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. - Hirsch/H. II, 250; Becker Coll. 107; Albert, Source Book of Ophthalmology 584 First edition. Some foxing in places. Contemporary halfcalf. A fine copy

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        THE SPIRIT OF MILITARY INSTITUTIONS OR, ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES OF THE ART OF WAR (Revised, Corrected Edition) Translated from the Latest Edtion, Revised and Corrected by the Author: With Illustrative Notes, by Henry Coppee.

      J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1862 - First published in Paris in 1845, as DE L' ESPRIT DES INSTITUTIONS MILITAIRES, this English translation comprises "a condensation of these principles, not gathered from books, but presented from the author's experience of campaigns in which he played important parts, and on battle-fields of which he was an eye-witness, and, in many cases, a commander of the highest grade." Two years after publication of this edition (1864) Marmont's classic was adopted by the Confederate Army as an official military manual.PART IGENERAL THEORY OF THE MILITARY ART: Includes chapters covering definitions, General Principles of the Theory of the Military Bases and Lines of Operation and Strategy; Tactics; Manoeuvres.PART II: ORGANIZATION, FORMATION AND SUBSISTENCE OF ARMIES: Organization and Formation of Troops; Artillery; Fortifications; Administration; Military Justice and the Composition of Courts-martial.PART III:DIFFERENT OPERATIONS OF WAR: The Employment of the Different Arms; Offensive and Defensive Wars; Marches and Encampments; Reconnoissances in Force, and the Precautions they Require; Detachments in Presence of the Enemy; Battles; Conducdt of a General on the Morning after a Victory; Retreats; Night Attacks and Surprises; The Defense of Fortified Places.PART IV:PHILOSOPHY OF WAR: Morals of the Soldiers; Armies in Former Times and at the Present Day; Military Spies and the Difficulties of Command; Portrait of a General who Fulfils All The Conditions of Command; The Reputation of Generals.Augustus Frederick Louis Viesse De Marmont (1774-1852), was a sub-lieutenant before he was sixteen years of age -- indeed, he wrote: ".The Army was my cradle; I have passed my life in its ranks." He was a soldier's soldier, and his list of military engagements reads like a veritable telephone book.Brown, elaborately-tooled cloth boards with recent repair by our conservationist: Rebacked, (the few library markings and pocket which werepresent expertly removed) and a lovely wraparound spine of rich, dark brown leather. Five raised bands delineated by gilt, oak leaf emboss to each section of spine.Period-correct red leather label affixed in proper place and gilt stamped 1862 to very bottom. Two inscriptions to front free endpaper: 1) "Capt. P.B. Johnson A.Q.M. * January 14, 1864" 2) "Presented by Heir December 1874"*AQM = Assistant Quartermaster Captain Johnson was a well-known newspaper correspondent and Republican activist in the states of Washington and Oregon, becoming editor and (soon thereafter) sole owner of the Walla Walla (Washington) union, at some point working for the Portland Oregonian, and finally giving up his financial interest oin the Walla Walla paper in 1890.272 pp. plus 8 pp. of ads. Photos available upon serious inquiry. Lovely, scarce volumeon the art and conduct of war. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUERDOS DE UN VIAGE POR ESPAÑA. Segunda edición

      - Madrid, Imp. de Mellado, 1862, 2 tomos de 23,5x16,5 cm., en holandesa, 2 h.+536 págs.+ 2 h. con grabados intercalados + 13 láminas y 2 h.+496 págs.+ 2 h. con grabados intercalados + 14 láminas

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        Vetter Albert's Bilder-Buch für Max, Paul und Minna.

      um 1862-1863.. 10 Blatt mit Original-Bleistiftzeichnungen, mit in roter Tinte geschriebenen Gedichten und weiteren Bleistiftbeschreibungen. Gr. 8°, privater, schmuckloser Halbleinenband der Zeit.. Entzückendes Künstler-Bilderbuch für die Kinder des bekannten Turn-Pionier Ferdinand Goetz (1826 - 1915, geb. und gest. in Leipzig). Wir schreiben das Künstlerbuch dem Kunsthistoriker und Herausgeber der Jahrbücher für Kunstwissenschaft Albert von Zahn (geb. 1836 in Leipzig - gest. 1873 in Marienbad) zu. Albert von Zahn scheint ein sehr freundschaftliches Verhältnis zur Familie Goetz gehabt zu haben (die Bezeichnung Vetter schreiben wir also nicht der verwandtschaftlichen sondern der engen Verbindung zu!) und zeichnet sich in diesem Buch selber als Zeichenlehrer von Max, dem älteren Sohn von Goetz: "Der Zeichnenschüler Max: In der Zeichnenstund hat - Max vor sich ein grünes Blatt - Und der Vetter gibt wohl Acht - Daß er's hübsch gerade macht". Mit weiteren hübschen Zeichnungen zur Geburt und dem 7. Geburtstag des Sohnes Paul (wahrscheinlich um 1855 geboren, er war später Eisenbahningenieur und Direktor der Leipziger Strassenbahngesellschaft), in dieser Szene tauchen auch Ferdinand Goetz und die Mutter Minna Goetz (geb. Dornblüth) auf! Desweiteren eine Szene aus Schneewittchen und den sieben Zwergen, Der kleine Walther Goetz (Historiker der Renaissance und der Reformation): "Sieh in seiner Wiegen - Das Brüderlein Walther liegen - Und Fänne (wohl die Amme) spricht: guck guck - Hier hast du Milch einen Schluck". Mit 2 Szenen aus der Küche in der Minna mit der Köchin kochen und backen darf. 3 Zeichnungen mit einem der Kinder als Schüler, beim Schulweg, beim Schulsport und in der Klasse mit dem Lehrer. ein weiteres Blatt zeigt die Kinder beim Soldat-Spielen. Zuletzt wohl eine Hommage an die Leidenschaft und den Grund für die Bekanntheit von Ferdinand Goetz: von Zahn zeichnet hier ein größeres Bild vom Turnfest 1863, gezeigt wird der Umzug, rechts ein Junge mit einem Schild auf dem Mecklenburg steht! - Ferdinand Goetz traf auf einer Pfingstvater "Turnvater" Friedrich Ludwig Jahn was ihn für sein weiteres Leben stark prägte! Goetz war u.a. Vorstandsvorsitzender der deutschen Turnerschaft und so neben Jahn einer der Pioniere der deutschen Turnbewegung. 1849 nahm er am sog. Maiaufstand in Dresden teil und mußte, obwohl nur als Verpfleger der Verletzten teilnehmend, in Untersuchungshaft. Ab 1855 übernahm er als Arzt eine Praxis im heutigen Goetz-Haus in Leipzig Lindenau und war wesentlich an der Bekämpfung der Cholera in Leipzig beteiligt! - Albert von Zahn wurde u.a. wegen seiner Rolle im sog. Dresdner Holbeinstreit bekannt! Er gilt heute noch als Albrecht Dürer Fachmann und machte sich in der Kunstwelt durch die sog. Dürerbrief-Anekdote einen Namen als nicht nur fachkundiger sondern auch humorvoller Mensch: Moritz Thausing beschreibt, wie von Zahn nach einem Disput über die Authentizität eines Dürer zugeschriebenen Portraits Thausing einen "gefälschten" Brief schickte um sich bei ihm zu bedanken. Der Brief war in der täuschend an Dürer erinnernden Handschrift verfasst worden. Zu Albert von Zahn vgl. Thieme-Becker, XXXVI, 384. - In einem schmucklosen Halbleinenband im Querformat, mit marmorierten Einbanddeckeln der Zeit, die Bindung etwas gelockert, Kanten und Ecken, sowie am Rücken etwas berieben oder beschabt, Mit einem kalligraphischen Titelblatt, durchgehend etwas gebräunt, teils auch stockfleckig, mit wenigen Randeinrissen, die Seiten teils nicht plan beschnitten. - Unikat! Von großer Seltenheit. - Als Beigabe haben wir eine kolorierte Bleistiftzeichnung von Albert von Zahn beigelegt: Diese zeigt eine Mutter beim Baden ihrer Kinder. Das Blatt (Format ca. 19,5x15 cm) ist mit Bleistift von von Zahn betitelt: "Nacktfröschchen" und unten rechts voll signiert! - Etwas gebräunt, leichtere Randläsuren, vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig.

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        On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and On the Good Effects of Intercrossing.

      John Murray, London 1862 - First edition. 8vo: vi,365,[1]pp, with one folding plate and 33 woodcuts in text. Rebound in three-quarter chocolate-brown calf over marbled boards, flat spine in five compartments divided by double gilt fillets, compartments two and four lettered in gilt, end papers renewed, lacking publisher's advertisements at rear. A Fine copy, virtually pristine, fresh, bright and unmarked. Freeman 800. According to Asa Gray, the most important American botanist of the 19th century, "If the Orchid-book (with a few trifling omissions) had appeared before the 'Origin,' the author would have been canonised rather than anathematised by the natural theologians," and he notes that a review in the Literary Churchman found only one fault, "that Mr. Darwin's expression of admiration at the contrivances in orchids is too indirect a way of saying, 'O Lord, how manifold are Thy works.'" Darwin himself wrote to John Murray on September 24th, 1861, "I think this little volume will do good to the "Origin", as it will show that I have worked hard at details." Orchids "was concerned with working out in detail the relationships between sexual structures of orchids and the insects which fertilise them, their evolution being attributed to natural selection. It is therefore the first of the volumes of supporting evidence. It was much praised by botanists, but sold only about 6,000 copies before the turn of the century. . . . I have not seen any figure for the number of copies printed [for the first edition], although it cannot have been more than 2,000 and was probably less." (Freeman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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