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        Les Miserables - 10 Volumes

      Bruxelles [Brussels] : Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. , 1862 . First Edition . Goodto Very Good . 8VO . The true first edition, preceding the Paris issue of the same year. Bound in half gilt ruled and titled pebbled cloth over marbled boards. General wear to all volumes. Volume one missing spine, boards detached. Volume two has spine detached. Volume 3 rear joint is open. Volume 5 and 9 the same, volume 10's front joint in like condition. The first edition of one of the most important novels of the Nineteenth Century, one which continues to resonate today. Certainly in need of some restoration and priced to able to accommodate this. A very heavy set, special shipping considerations may apply.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        THE WORKS

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1862. 229 x 152 mm (9 x 6"). Five volumes. Edited by John Payne Collier. VERY ATTRACTIVE DEEP BLUE PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with frames of one dogtooth and three plain rules, raised bands, spines in antique-style compartments with delicate scrolling cornerpieces and intricate central fleuron surrounded by small tools, densely gilt floral turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait of Spenser in volume I. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Herbert Lionel Bashford, M. A., Dibon Lodge, Godalming. Spines just a shade darker than covers, corners with a hint of rubbing, but AN EXTREMELY FINE SET IN VERY ATTRACTIVE BINDINGS, the text fresh and bright, and the leather especially lustrous and with only the most insignificant wear. The first modern English poet to achieve major stature, Spenser (ca. 1552-99), in Day's words, demonstrated "with his fluency in many meters and stanzaic forms . . . that English was at least the equal to any other language as a vehicle of great poetry." While his poems, particularly "The Faerie Queene," look backward as the culmination of the allegorical verse tradition of the Pearl Poet, Langland, and Chaucer, he has influenced with "his fertile imagination and especially his sensuous imagery and melodic language" nearly every important English poet who followed him. (Day) DNB praises Collier's "Spenser," first published in 1862, as "an excellent edition, with the completest life of the poet that had as yet appeared." Despite his great knowledge and love of early English authors, Collier (1789-1883) suffered a certain diminished respect because of his propensity for textual fabrication. This was true particularly in the case of the notorious "Perkins folio," supposedly containing an early copy of Shakespeare's works with superior variant readings, which turned out to be forged. Britannica comments that these "fabrications . . . may charitably . . . be attributed to literary monomania, but . . . it is difficult to speak with patience [of them], so completely did they for a long time bewilder the chronology of Shakespeare's writings." Apart from its important content, this set is quite lovely on the shelf (the bindings are unsigned, but they have the feel and appearance of Hayday work).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        THE OFFICER';S MANUAL. NAPOLEON';S MAXIMS OF WAR. [Confederate Imprint]

      Richmond: West & Johnson, 1862. Original Wrappers. Parrish & Willingham 4972. 16mo. Confederate imprint, with introduction by Winfield Scott who asserts that studying these maxims "cannot fail to set all young officers on a course of inquiry and reflection greatly to their improvement." The publisher believes this to a publication "timely to the occasion", that occasion being the Civil War. This copy belonged to George Harrison of Brandon Plantation on the James River, who received it from Mann Page, with inscription on the title page. In flexible cloth, with blue paper pastedown. Moderate soiling to the covers and a damp stain to the top corner of the first few leaves including the title page; similar damp staining to the top inner corner of the the last 1/3 or more of the book, not as bad as it sounds. Digital images can be made available upon request. Good+ binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine ou analyse électro-physiologique de l'expression des passions

      Paris: chez Ve Jules Renouard,, 1862. Large octavo (272 × 178 mm). Original gilt-lettered red morocco-grain cloth spine and front cover skilfully laid down over later red pebble grain cloth to style, original yellow free endpapers preserved. Leaf 10 misbound before 10*. Photographic frontispiece, 2 engravings in the text, 155 photographic images on 20 plates (9 composite plates with 16 small images each, 11 large single images); all albumen prints. With two bookseller's letters offering this copy to the biographer of Duchenne, Dr Paul Guilly, in 1960 taped to the later endpapers. First edition of this landmark in the history of clinical medical photography; presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "A mon ami [the identity of the recipient erased, as often with French presentation inscriptions] Duchenne (de Boulogne)". Duchenne's iconographic work stands at the crossroads of three major discoveries of the nineteenth century: electricity, physiology and photography. Some of the photographs show Duchenne himself applying the surface electrodes used in his faradic technique; these were taken by Adrien Tournachon (1825-1903), the young brother of the celebrated Nadar (Felix Tournachon). Charles Darwin reproduced a number of Duchenne's photographs from the Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine to illustrate his own book on The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). This is the regular trade (or "petite") edition, complete as issued in one volume with frontispiece and 155 photographs on 20 plates, sold for 20 francs. There was also an octavo format in two volumes, the "grande édition" with a separate and slightly taller atlas volume, with 84 photographs and the same 9 composite plates, priced 68 francs; and an "édition de luxe" of 100 copies in quarto with 74 larger format plates (in the earliest copies), at 200 francs. An early copy of the latter sold for €204,000 in 2004. A second edition, similarly divided into three formats, was published posthumously in 1876.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DIARY OF THE WAR FOR SEPARATION, A DAILY CHRONICLE OF THE PRINCIPLE EVENTS AND HISTORY OF THE PRESENT REVOLUTION, TO WHICH IS ADDED NOTES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE GREAT BATTLES INCLUDING WALKER'S NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLE OF SHILOH

      [Augusta, Ga.: Steam Press of Chronicle & Sentinel, 1862].. 191pp. Modern half morocco and cloth. Old ex-lib. ink stamp on titlepage and another leaf. Somewhat dust soiled. Else very good. A revealing account of the war by the leading wartime printer of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The DIARY... covers the period through Jan. 2, 1863, thus the actual printing date for this title must have been after 1862. The copyright notice and the standard bibliographies list this book as having been printed in 1862, and Howes calls it "another issue," after an 1862 edition of fifty-six pages. The book includes accounts of the battles of Shiloh, Antietam, Sharpsburg, Corinth, Cedar Run, and the first battle on Manassas Plains. In addition to his journal of the war and the battle accounts, Clarke includes a general history of the "old" Union before the war, with an interesting discussion of abolitionism in the North. HOWES C454. CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 11. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4768. NEVINS II, p.215.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        NO NAME. In Three Volumes

      London:: Sampson Low Son & Co.,. 1862.. Post 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5". 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 925; Parrish, pp. 45-46; Sadleir 601; Wolff 1371). 3 volumes (ix, [1], 339, [1 (blank)]; [4], 363, [1 (blank)]; [2], 408 pp).. Original publisher's orange-scarlet morocco cloth binding with gilt stamped titling to spine & boards stamped in blind. Ivory eps. Binder's ticket for 'Bone & Son / 76 Fleet Street / London'.. Volumes a bit cocked, with slightly darkened spines. Hinges starting. in Vols I & II. A few circular [1 cm] glue remnants to eps. All-in-. all, a respectable VG set in the original cloth, and scarce thus.. If convoluted & melodramatic Victorian tripe is your cup of tea, you'll love this Collins' story, which has plenty of all these elements. First appearing serially in Dickens' weekly periodical 'All the Year Round', this 'triple decker', issued in December 1862 & prior to the January serial conclusion, is the first book publication. As Sutherland states in Victorian Fiction, "The novel is principally attractive for it's resourceful and near-criminal heroine."

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        GENERAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES, MEXICO, THE WEST INDIES AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH PART OF NEW GRANADA AND VENEZUELA. [with:] G. WOOLWORTH COLTON'S NEW COUNTY MAP OF THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES WITH

      New York: Phelps & Watson, 1862.. Wall map, 47 x 43 inches, full period color. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A curious wall map, being a combination of two maps drawn by G.W. Colton and published by Phelps & Watson. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the state, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundary. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. The upper half shows a map of the entire United States, the southern portion of Canada, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the tip of Venezuela. All the territories and states of the United States are shown, and no distinction is made between Confederate and Union states. The lower half contains Colton's more detailed county map of the American northeast, with Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri in the south, and Kansas and the Nebraska and Dakota territories in the west. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. capitol, Mount Vernon, Willamette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the United States" and "Population of the Slave States for 1850 and 1860." Not in Phillips' MAPS or Wheat. RUMSEY 718.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        General Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America with Part of New Granada and Venezuela. [with:] G. Woolworth Colton's New County Map of the Northeastern Portion of the United States with Canada etc

      New York: Phelps & Watson, 1862. Lithographic wall map, 47 x 43 inches, full period colour. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A handsome wall map, consisting of two separate maps, both drawn by G. W. Colton. The upper half is a general map of the entire United States from the second year of the Civil War. No acknowledgement is made of the seceded states, and there is even a table that includes the "Population of the Slave States for 1850 and 1860." The lower half of the sheet consists of Colton's very detailed county map of the Northeastern States, which extends south and west to include Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota territories on a large scale. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the Mother State, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundaries. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. On the lower map, each existing county is separately coloured, so that the line of the western frontier at the time of publication is easily traceable. The larger general map gives an excellent portrait of the American West during the Civil War. It shows the new state of Oregon (1859) and the new territories of Colorado and Nebraska (1861). Arizona is still shown below New Mexico, and Idaho Territory (est. 1863) is still a part of Washington. The Pony Express and Overland Express Routes are laid down, as are several transcontinental railroad proposals. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon, Willammette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the United States." Not in Phillips, America; Wheat, Transmississippi West. Rumsey 718.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in the February 1862 Issue of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, February 1862. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Original beige printed wraps with an American flag centered over a sun bursting behind clouds. The true first printing of one of the most celebrated hymns of the nineteenth century, written at night near the beleaguered capital of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War. In Howe's book REMINISCENCES: 1819-1899, she describes the composition of this important piece of Americana: "I went to bed that night as usual, and slept, according to my wont, quite soundly. I awoke in the gray of the morning twilight; and as I lay waiting for the dawn, the long lines of the desired poem began to twine themselves in my mind. Having thought out all the stanzas, I said to myself, 'I must get up and write these verses down, lest I fall asleep again and forget them.' So, with a sudden effort, I sprang out of bed, and found in the dimness an old stump of a pen which I remembered to have used the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper" (page 275). The poem earned her the grand total of $5 upon its publication on the first page of the February 1862 issue of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY along with the added bonus of instant and lasting fame. Later Howe became president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association as well as the Association of the Advancement of Women. Howe was honored as the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1908, two years before her death at 91. Usually found in the bound volume of six issues without covers, the individual issue is quite scarce, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Book of Nonsense: With many new pictures and verses

      Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; Routledge, Warne, and Routledge 1862 fifth edition, landscape format 112 pages, last two pages have tears to edges, illustrated boards heavily rubbed, spine-cover and endpapers replaced, good internally with firm binding, very scarce early edition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . COLLECTIBLE. 1862. 5th Edition.

      [Bookseller: c-books.co.uk]
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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

      London:: John Murray,, 1862. First Edition. Very Good. A Very Good hardback First Edition First Printing in original plum color cloth binding with vertical lines. Freeman variant "a". Advertisement dated December 1861. Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London--their ticket on the rear paste down. With the publisher's blindstamp "Presented by Mr. Murray" on the title page. This often indicated a copy sent on request of Darwin to a friend or colleague. Volume rebacked with remnants of original sunned spine laid-down. Minimal cover edge wear, scuffs front paste-down, scattered foxing. 8vo. vi, 365 pp. + Ads.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Goblin Market and Other Poems

      Cambridge: MacMillan and Co., 1862. A lovely little First Edition of Christina Rossetti's poetry. Blue cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt decorative border on front, blind-stamped decorative border on back, brown end papers, two black and white illustrations by D.G. Rossetti - frontispiece is captioned: "Buy from us with a golden curl" and illustrated title page is captioned: "Golden head by golden head," 192 pages. Corners are bumped and have light wear, spine ends have wear and a few spots that are rubbed through, spine slightly sunned, cover has shelf wear with a few small spots of pale discolouration, gilt is bright, text block edges darkened, brown end papers have a few splits at gutter, owner's bookplate on end paper, first end papers slightly rubbed, owner's name and book plate on end paper, ink inscription on title page some small notes in pencil and ink on end paper, foxing spots in text. Given its age, this attractive little volume is in great shape - clean and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Rossetti, D.G.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Black Sheep Books]
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        Madame Bovary: Moeurs de Province

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1862. Nouvelle Edition. Hard Cover. A WONDERFUL ROSSETTI ASSOCIATION COPY. Originally William RossettiÕs copy, with an inscription from his brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti: ÒW.M. Rossetti/from Gabriel/1864.Ó The book bears the bookplate of its later owner, the writer John Fowles. This copy is thus one of complex and fascinating associations. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a great admirer of Flaubert when young, but slowly became disillusioned by FlaubertÕs life and writings, seeing them as reflections of FlaubertÕs personal decadence. In turn, John Fowles, who studied French at Oxford, was also an admirer of Flaubert, who had a strong influence on FowlesÕs own writing, most notably in The French LieutenantÕs Woman. Yet another connection among these writers is that in FowlesÕs novel the title character, the French lieutenantÕs woman, may have posed for Rossetti and a member of his household. This new edition is two volumes in one with continuous pagination. Bound in contemporary black leather, with chipping and rubbing to edges and spine. The end papers are taped at the front and back hinges, but otherwise this is a very good, tight, copy. It is covered by old brown paper, with the title in ink on spine. LIT/081808. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Eventyr og Historier. Med Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af V. Pedersen. 2 Bd. Første Bind. Med 91 Illustrationer. Andet Bind. Med 121 Illustrationer. + Nye Eventyr og Historier. Med Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af Lorenz Frølich. 3 Bd. Første Bind. Med 113 Illustrationer. Andet Bind. Med 99 Illustrationer. Tredje Bind. Med 110 Illustrationer.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1862-63 + 1870-74. Eventyr og Historier i 2 orig. komp. blå helshirtbd. m. guldtruk på rygge og forpermer samt blindtryk på forpermer (de såkaldte "Nissebind"). Ryggen på bd. 1 professionelt og næsten umærkeligt fornyet, bevarende den orig. forgyldte ryg. Nye Eventyr og Historier indb. m. alle orig. for- og bagomsl. i 3 senere (ca. 1900) nydelige ensartede brune hldrbd. m. rig rygforgyldn. i gl. stil og forgyldte stregbordurer på permer. Nydeligt, friskt og helt komplet sæt i hhv. orig. bd. og m. orig. omsl.; m. alle titelblade, også de illustrerede (Pedersens), alle smudstitelblade og alle indholdsfortegnelser.. Originaludgaven af begge sæt "Eventyr og Historier", der tilsammen danner en fuldstændig samling af alle H.C. Andersens eventyr og Historier, som tillige var den første, H.C. Andersen selv anerkendte. De to første bind indeholder alle de eventyr og historier, som Vilhelm Pedersen har lavet illustrationer til, og eventyrene er optaget i den orden, hvori de oprindelig er skrevet og udgivet.BFN 843, 847, 1007, 1012, 1039. En excellent set of all of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories, the first collection that he himself acknowledged. The set is richly illustrated with the famous illustrations by Pedersen (vol. 1-2) and froelich (Vol. 3-5), and these are the first editions thus. All title-pages (including the illustrated ones by Pedersen), all half-titles and tables of contents are present, and the set is thus fully complete, which is rare

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        "The Famous War Engine 'General' of the Western & Atlantic R. R. Now on Permanent Exhibition in Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn."

      n.p: Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway n.d n.p: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, n.d. (CIVIL WAR / RAILROAD) Image 14 x 19 inches; matted to 21-1/2 x 26 inches overall. Full color chromolithograph, with printed caption. Small portion of blank lower right corner missing (well away from image and caption, and covered by mat); a few spots of almost imperceptible abrasion to surface, else fine and handsome . An absolutely brilliant chromolithograph, printed on heavy coated stock, its clarity of detail putting most examples of this medium to shame. Caption states: "The 'General' was captured at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Ga. April 12, 1862, by the 'Andrews' Raiders', and recaptured near Ringgold, Ga., by W.A. Fuller, Conductor, and Anthony Murphy, Shop Foreman for the Railroad Company, assisted by Confederates and others, after an exciting chase of about ninety miles." Illustrated here in repose, the elegant engine glows as a work of art

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Dean's NEW BOOK OF DISSOLVING VIEWS.

      With 6 'dissolving' hand-coloured plates, operated by tabs. Original cloth-backed boards with mounted circular image on upper cover. Some tabs rather worn; some spotting; some short tears; else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        A Practical Treatise on the Law Relating to the Duties of Railway Companies, As Carriers of Passengers and Goods [etc.]. Not in Ottley

      Only edition of the first treatise devoted principally to the railways' obligations as common carriers, both as to goods and to passengers, the diverging standards still evolving as the British railway industry exploded in size at mid-century. Original green cloth, paper label (partly defective), a bit rubbed and definite pencilling, light browning, else a good copy; uncommon, 3 copies in OCLC. Shaw and Sons, Fetter Lane, Law Printers and Publishers, London, 1862.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Zur Galvanometrie.

      Göttingen 1862. 96pp. + 1 plate. Quarto. As issued. Backstrip and edges slightly frayed. Aus dem zehnten Bande der Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Thomas Andersson]
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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Landscape Scenery, Illustrating Sydney, Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor and Port Jackson, New South Wales.

      John Sands, Sydney, and Sands & Mc Dougall, Melbourne, 1862 (circa). 19 engraved plates + title page with tissue interleaves. Second issues of Terry's series. Minor tone spotting throughout otherwise clean in original decorated blue cloth, corners slightly bumped not affecting contents. 10.25 x 7" Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        Etude sur les hopitaux consideres sous le rapport de leur construction de la distribution de leurs batiments de l'ameublement, de l'hygiene and du service des salles de malades... paris, paul dupont, 1862.

      Cm. 32, pp. 606 (3). Con complessive 21 tavole incise fuori testo (molte delle quali ripiegate) e 2 tabelle statistiche ripiegate. Solida legatura recente in piena tela con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Brossura orig. conservata. Ottima conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'ampio saggio che prende in esame le strutture ospedaliere dal punto di vista dell'architettura e dei rapporti di funzionalità. Non comune. Con un'ampia sezione di appendici: 1. Hospices et Maison de retraite. 2. Maison municipale de sante. 3. Notice sur l'hopital Lariboisière. 4. Hopitaux dépendant des Administrations de la Guerre et de la Marine. 5. Organisation et installation divers hopitaux étrangers. 6. L'Hotel-Dieu de Paris et les constructions hospitalières au Moyen-àge. 7. Origines de la fortune hospitaliére. Droits, priviléges et libéraltiés diverses acrodés aux Administrations de l'Hotel-Dieu, du Grand-Bureau des pauvres, de l'Hopital-général et des anciennes maison supprimées. 8. Dépenses des hopitaux et hospices de Paris, de 1804 à 1861. 9. Nomenclature des établissements hospitaliers et charaitables placés par la loi du 10 janvier 1849 sous la direction de l'Administration générale de L'Assistance publique.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Agnes of Sorrento

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. 412, 16(ads)pp. Attractive engraved bookplate on the front pastedown, spine insignificantly lightened and a very tiny, faint stain on the front board, still a lovely and easily fine copy. A relatively uncommon book, Stowe's idealized "Italian" novel, that exhibited her new found tolerance for Catholicism. Fine copies are exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Calamoherpe Palustris. Marsh Warbler.

      London, Printed by Taylor and Francis - Published by the Author, (1862-) 73. Folio. Papersize 54,5x37 cm. Lithographed and fully handcoloured. 2 birds seen, female and male in natural habitat with flowering waterplants, foliage.. J. Gould & H.C. Richter, del. et lith. - Walter, Imp. Fine and clean. The plate is accompanied with the original textleaf. (2) pp.. This is an original plate from Goulds great work "The Birds of Great Britain", issued between 1862 and 1873. The plates in this work were executed by Gould himself, and a few by J. Wolf, H.C. Richer and Hart. Together with Audubon's plates, the Gould-plates are considered the best bird-art ever produced, AND THE PLATES IN HIS "BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN" ARE THE PEAK OF GOULD'S ARTISTIC LIFE. In the foreword Gould stresses the difference from his "Birds of Europe" in the treatment of the illustrations, the inclusion here of the figures of the baby birds and nests, and he comments "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however is not the case; every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought.". Elsewhere he remarked upon employing "almost all colourists in London." - Wood p. 364. - Nissen No. 372. - Sitwell 102. - Zimmer pp. 261-62. - Not in Jean Anker

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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