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      [Jefferson City, Mo., 1862. Broadsheet, approximately 8 x 10 1/4 inches. Previously folded, with some small separations and tears, with one larger repaired 2 1/2 tear. Small closed marginal tear at lower left corner Moderate patch of dampstaining at central upper edge. Good plus. An apparently unrecorded form, printing an oath of allegiance to the United States government and the provisional government of Missouri early in the Civil War. The pro-Union state government was established when northern forces took Jefferson City in 1861 and the Confederate government established by Claiborne Fox Jackson was put to flight. Nevertheless, the shadow government continued to operate and the national Confederate government at Richmond counted Missouri as one of its constituent states; moreover, there was much conflict between pro-Union and Confederate Missourians throughout the course of the war. The document, the present copy of which in uncompleted, states in part that the signer will: "Solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States, and the Provisional Government of the State of Missouri, against all enemies, wether [sic] foreign or domestic.... And I take this oath without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever, with a full and clear understanding, that death or punishment by the judgment of a Military Commission, will be the penalty for the violation of this, my solemn oath." An evocative piece of ephemera from Missouri's Civil War history. Not in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Bateson HARVEY, (Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881, Prime Minister and Novelist)

      1862 - (1825-1887, M.P. for Buckinghamshire, 1863-1868 and 1874-1885, from 1868 1st Baronet of Langley Park), saying "We wish very much you could induce Mrs Harvey to pay us a visit here. It would give Mrs Disraeli and myself very great pleasure . Should you be at Langley, as I hope, & disengaged, wh: I hope still more, would you come to us on [Thursday] the 25th & meet one or two agreeable friends, & stay with us, at least, until the Monday following?", ending "With our kind remembrances to all yr: circle", 3 sides 8vo., no place, 18th September side 1 and blank side 4 evenly sunned The badge at the head of side 1 has been skilfully replaced at an early date with Disraeli's as Earl of Beaconsfield, 1876, K.G. 1878, an EB surrounded by the Garter under an Earl's coronet.

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        Manoscritto su carta. Prima metà XIX secolo

      1862. Manoscritto autografo costituito da 23 ff. in-4 cuciti in fascicolo, fittamente vergati sia sul recto che sul verso. Brossura originale in carta; il primo fascicolo con sovracoperta in carta grigia, intitolato ''Carlo Marenco. Autografi'' (in diversa grafia), reca sul foglio 1 recto, sotto titolo ''1 Masaniello. Frammenti di Canto'' la seguente dedica: ''All'esimo Avv. Gustavo Paroletti Giacinto di Carlo Marenco da Ceva, questi autografi del padre suo dona. Addá 8 luglio 1862''. Senza numerazioni di pag. ma: ff. 1-14: ''Masaniello. Frammenti di Canto''. Sicuramente una delle prime, se non la prima stesura. Numerose le cancellazioni, le giunte, le correzioni autografe - ff. 15-18 recto: ''Lamento di Catalano Alfieri'' Ode, anch'essa fitta di rilevanti correzioni autografe.- ff. 18 verso-20: ''San Rocco''. Inno. Senza correzioni. - ff. 21-23: ''Preghiera de'Piagnoni nell'assedio di Firenze'', con qualche correzione autografa. Carlo Marenco (Mortara 1800- 1846) autore drammatico, poeta e saggista. Influenzato dalla produzione teatrale di S. Pellico che lo conobbe e lo sostenne, le sue opere s'ispirano a Victor Hugo e, ancor più, a C. Delavigne. Il suo capolavoro è ritenuto ''Pia de' Tolomei'' (1837).

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        Les misérables

      first edition published a few days before that of Paris, without edition statement. It differs somewhat from the Paris edition, including its pages in black titles, and tables established 5 parts, detailing two volumes, which can guide the bookbinder here as to link all 5 books and not ten.Binders half morocco chocolate contemporary. Back to 4 nerves decorated with wheels and tail head, double gold thread on the nerves, and blind fillets between nerves. Slight traces of friction. A scratch the last box of volume 3-4. rubbed flat. Brunissures scattered, especially at the beginning of each volume and more rare on the whole. Beautiful copy in half morocco contemporary. A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie Bruxelles 1862 Fort in-8 (14,5x23cm) 10 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        Atlas Sphéroïdal et Universel de Géographie. Dressé à l'aide des documents officiels, récemment publiés en France et à l'étranger

      1 vol. in-folio (62,3 x 46,5 cm mesurée en reliure) reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, Veuve Jules Renouard, Paris, 1862, 3 ff. (faux-titre, titre, préface, table des matières), 1 f. (table et notice des tableaux généraux), 10 tableaux généraux (en 10 cartes doubles), 1 f. (table et notice de l'atlas sphéroïdal), 10 cartes sphéroïdales (4 cartes doubles et 6 simples), 3 ff (table générale de l'atlas universel et Table pour l'Europe), 16 cartes pour l'Europe (4 doubles et 12 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Asie), 6 cartes pour l'Asie (1 double et 5 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Afrique), 6 cartes pour l'Afrique (1 carte double et 5 simples), 2 ff. (Table pour l'Amérique), 11 cartes pour l'Amérique (1 carte double et 10 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Océanie), 4 cartes pour l'Océanie (1 carte double et 3 simples), soit 63 cartes en couleurs Très rare exemplaire de l'Atlas Sphéroïdal et Universel de Garnier, bien complet des 63 cartes coloriées. Bon exemplaire (dos, coins et coupes lég. frottés, bel état par ailleurs). Lors de sa parution, « il reçoit un accueil unanimement favorable, au point qu'on le compare aux meilleurs travaux allemands ». Membre de la Société de Géographie depuis 1850, Garnier mettra 15 années à élaborer le présent ouvrage. « Cette parution déclenche un concert de louanges. Noirot, dans la revue du Monde Colonial, juge que l'exécution typographique, le choix du papier, la parfaite netteté du coloriage en font un monument géographique hors ligne. Pour le vulgarisateur Louis Figuier, « l'ouvrage est aussi complet qu'il pouvait l'être, et nous pourrons l'opposer avec fierté aux grands atlas anglais et allemands, qui ont fait la renommée des Johnston, des Kiepert, des Stieler et des Berghaus". Elisée Reclus n'est pas moins laudatif. Le plus curieux dans cet atlas est sa seconde partie dans laquelle "est appliquée une projection jugée "saisissante" par les contemporains. Il s'agit de la projection orthographique, appartenant à la catégorie des projections perspectives, qui représentent la surface du géoïde comme la verrait un spectateur place en un point determine de l'espace". Cet aspect précis de l'ouvrage marquera fortement Elisée Reclus" (pour toutes ces citations, cf Gilles Palsky, Revue de la BNF, 24, pp. 39-45). As it's well explained on the David Rumsey Map Collection website, "This atlas is exceptional for its "spheroidal" maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. The remaining maps are also very well executed and colored, mostly by hand, a few in colored litho. In recent years, this atlas has become rare in the trade. This is the only atlas that Garnier produced, according to Phillips. Tooley lists an 1860 edition." Français

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        Grand Soirée Variée de Magie Egyptienne, humoriste, de chant et de ventriloquie en trois parties. - Ohne Apparate und mit humoristisch-poetischem Vortrag: Große abwechselnde Production im Bereiche egyptischer Geheimnisse, Gesang- und Bauchrednerkunst in drei Abtheilungen. (Unterzeichner:) Joseph Kalchner, Physiker, vormals Theater-Director aus München.

      Offenburg, J. Ottent und Sohn, 1862. Einblattdruck mit kl. Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 34 x 21,5 cm. "Was die Kunst der Bauchsprache betrifft, schmeichelt sich der Künstler in einer Entfernung von 7 Min. täuschen mit einer zweiten Person eine Conversation zu führen ohne den Mund vom Publikum abzuwenden, wie man es noch nicht gehört. Das Commandiren eines Bataillons und der Zugführer in verschiedenen Stimmen wird sehr überraschen." - Gering fleckig. Bücher de

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        HUNGARY / VOJVODINA Ð TISZA (TISA) RIVER SYSTEM: Darstellung des Theissregulirungs-Unternehmens seit dem Beginne der Arbeiten im Jahre 1846 bis zum Schlusse des Jahres 1860. [Accompanied by:] Stephan WEISS. Uebersichts-Karte des Theiss-Flusses vom Ursprung bis zur MŸndung in die Donau mit der Darstellung des Standes Regulirungsarbeiten an diesem Flusse zu Ende des Jahres 1860. Vienna: Reiffenstein & Ršsch, 1861.

      Vienna: K K Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1862 - 4¡ (30.5 x 24 cm / 12 x 9.5 inches): 59 pp. + 1 chromolithographed map, original white satin endpapers, bound in original navy blue cloth with blind-stamped designs and title and border debossed in gilt (Excellent condition, nearly mint). Chromolithographed map, dissected into 16 sections and mounted upon original linen (100 x 128 cm / 47 x 50.5 inches), folding into original navy blue cloth-covered slipcase with blind-stamped designs and title debossed in gilt, matching the binding of the accompanying text (Excellent condition, map clean and bright, only minor wear to extremities of slipcase). An exquisite presentation set comprising a large map and report, showcasing the Tisza River, the DanubeÕs greatest tributary, which has its source in the Ukraine, and then flows through Romania, Hungary and the Vojvodina region of Serbia, focusing on the ÔRegulation of the TiszaÕ, one of the eraÕs great hydrological engineering projects. This extremely attractive and fascinating presentation set focuses on the Tisza River (Tisa, known in German as the Theiss Fluss), the DanubeÕs mightiest tributary, that for most of its course flows through eastern Hungary and the Vojvodina region of Serbia. Uniformly bound in fine gilt-blind-stamped cloth, this set was evidently intended for presentation to a VIP figure, perhaps a minister or a nobleman, as other known sets do not seem to be bound in such an exquisite manner. The set was made to showcase the first, and most critical, phase of the ÔRegulation of the TiszaÕ, an engineering mega-project which straightened the course of the river in order to ease flooding and aid navigation. The set consists of a large, carefully drafted and finely coloured map of the Tisza and its major tributaries, accompanied by a written report on the Regulation project. All considered, the set forms the finest 19th Century work on the geography and hydrology of the Tisza, and indeed one of the most impressive works of its kind issued in all of Europe during the same period. The fascinating text volume, written by Florian Ritter von Pasetti, on behalf of the Tisza Regulatory Company, is described as an ÔExtract from a reportÕ to the Imperial Minister of Public Works, Josef Lasser von Zollheim. The work is a masterpeice of hydrological engieering litterature, giving a detailed, yet easy to read, insidersÕ account of one of the grandest projects of its kind ever undertaken in Europe. At the end of the work is a beautiful, colourful map of the Tisza watershed, highlighting it major tributary basins, ÔCroquis der ThiessÕ, made by the same draftsman as of the large map. The large map, created by Stephan Weiss, a master draftsman of the Austrian Public Works Ministry, is predicated on the best official surveys and blueprints. While entitled in German, it generally uses the local Hungarian nomenclature for place names, and provides a meticulous and precise scientific rendering of the Tisza and its major tributaries. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.References: Jahrbuch der Geologischen Reichsanstalt, Volume 12 (1861), p. 544; Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt, vol. 11 (1865), p. 461; Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften ., vol. 46 (1863), p. 300.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        MITCHELL'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1862. Original leather and cloth binding is heavily worn, with several maps loose. Moderate foxing scatted moderately throughout text, and staining affecting all of the pages of text but only the first and final maps. Lacking plate 79 containing a map of Africa and an inset map (80) of the Island of St. Helena. Plates 8, 13, 13.5, 34, 36 have tears into the image area, and about a half dozen plates have moderate to heavy soiling with some chipping to the edges, about as many have pencil markings in them in what appears to be updates to railroad lines, and about as many have minor smudging and/or soiling in the image area. The hand-colored maps are bright and attractive, offering an interesting view of the States during the Civil War, as well as the world. . First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ condition. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Dictionnaire d'hygiène publique et de salubrité

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1862. 1862, 1862, in-8, 4 vol, [4]-XV-740 + [4]-706 + [4]+560 + [4]-508 pages, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de motifs dorés, Seconde édition, considérablement augmentée de nombreux articles. Très vaste étude de plus de 2500 pages sur la climatologie, les subsistances, la salubrité, les établissements classés dangereux, insalubres et incommodes, les professions, la technologie agricole et industrielle dans leurs rapports avec l'hygiène, les épidémies, les maladies contagieuses, la statistique médicale, la législation sanitaire. Chaque article est suivi de sa bibliographie. Cachet de l'institut catholique de Paris annulé et étiquette en pied des dos. Bon exemplaire en dépit de quelques rousseurs sans gravité

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        Teilansicht, Maille, "Die Mailie in Esslingen".

      - Lithographie v. Kappis n. Nagel, 1862, 20 x 29 Schefold 1686. - Seltenes Blatt, erschienen bei Weychardt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        The Art of Decorative Design


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      Philadelphia: Stein & Jones.

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        Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée. Mémoire publié par la société hollandaise des sciences à Harlem.

      Harlem, Loosjes, 1862. ____ Edition originale. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 28 planches couleurs hors-texte en chromolithographie. Probablement le titre le plus rare de cet auteur, c'est un tiré à part du "Natuurkundige verhandelingen der Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen". Bon exemplaire. Nissen 412. *****. In-4. [298 x 235 mm] Collation : (4), 136 pp., 28 planches couleurs hors-texte. Demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation

      Washington, D.C. 1862 - Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to Secretary of State William H. Seward, "Executive Mansion," Washington, D.C., March 5, 1862. Signed at bottom by "William H. Seward," with a note in an unidentified contemporary hand. 1 p. 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. The United States is the only nation in history to end slavery through Civil War. Nations as diverse as Russia, the British Empire, France, Brazil, and others around the world ended their reliance on slave labor through legislative means that included some form of compensation to slaveowners for their lost "assets." Here, President Lincoln requests that Secretary of State William Seward summon a meeting of the Cabinet. The following day, the president presented a special message to Congress with his plan end slavery through compensation. There were no takers among the slaveholding border states. The brevity of Lincoln's letter belies its far-reaching implications and the tantalizing possibilities of "what might have been." With: [ABRAHAM LINCOLN]. Newspaper. New York Semi-Weekly Tribune. New York, N.Y., March 7, 1862. 6 pp., 16 ¾ x 20 ½ in. With "Message from the President/ Highly Important Proposition/ The Gradual Abolition of Slavery./ A Vigorous Blow to the Hopes of the Rebels." Printing Lincoln's March 5 message to Congress. Inventory #30001.29Complete Transcript "Executive Mansion March 5, 1862Hon. Sec. of State My dear Sir Please summon the Cabinet to meet me here at 7 o'clock this evening. Yours truly A. Lincoln[Signature of recipient:] William H Seward[Notation, in a third hand:] March 6th 1862 The Presidents Message to Congress, Recommending Compensated Emancipation. To preserve the Union"Historical BackgroundNearly a year into the Civil War, Lincoln had rightly concluded that the cost of continuing the war would far outreach the price tag of purchasing all the slaves in the loyal border states, terming his measure "one of the most efficient means of self-preservation" and stating "in my judgment, gradual, and not sudden emancipation, is better for all."To this end, Lincoln called for a Congressional resolution endorsing compensated emancipation and pledging federal support to states that adopted it. Paying to end slavery, he insisted, would ensure the border slave states would have nothing to gain by joining the Confederacy. Moreover, if compensated emancipation succeeded in the border states, it would serve as a model for utilizing gradual emancipation elsewhere to end the bloody conflict. Lincoln's March 6 message to Congress, preserved in the Library of Congress, contains revisions likely decided upon with his Cabinet at the meeting referenced here.A week later after this note, Lincoln wrote to California War Democratic Senator James A. McDougall, asking him to renounce his opposition to the proposal, explaining that $1,000,000 (less than one half-day's cost of the war) would buy all the slaves in Delaware at $400 per head. Lincoln further estimated that buying the freedom of the 432,622 slaves in Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri and Washington, D.C. would amount to $173,048,800 - the cost of war for 87 days. "Do you doubt," Lincoln wrote, "that taking [these] initiatory steps would shorten the war more than eighty-seven days, and thus be an actual saving of expense?" The president argued his plan's costs were minimal by comparison. "The sum thus given," he wrote to McDougall, "would not be half as onerous, as . the indefinite prosecution of the war."The idea of compensated emancipation never took root. Lincoln's plan (although not an actual law-merely a joint resolution declaring the policy) came before Congress and passed both House and Senate by large majorities on April 10, 1862. However, not one vote came from the border-state Democrats. In support of the spirit of the original resolution, Congress then passed a bill that provided for gradual, compensated emancipation in the District of Columbia. On April 16, the Preside. (See website for full description)

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      - Paris, Henri Plon & Brière, 1862. 8 volumes in-18, 350 à 450p par volume. Belle édition dans la collection du Prince Impérial, un des 200 exemplaires sur papier hollande (n°49), avec le portrait de Molière tiré sur chine avant la lettre. Cette collection comprenait en tout 61 volumes avec les oeuvres de Beaumarchais, Racine, Corneille, Molière, Bossuet, Marivaux, etc. et était tirée à 1000 exemplaires sur vélin et 200 sur hollande. Reliure signée Masson-Debonnelle, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées sur marbrures. Petits frottis sur quelques coupes ou au niveau des mors, petit début de fente en tête d'un mors des tomes V et VIII, rares rousseurs. Superbe exemplaire parfaitement relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emancipation Proclamation-Preliminary

      Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office. Good. 1862. Hardcover. "By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation ? 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 area of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. ?"The original manuscript draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was several months in the making with this final preliminary draft finished by the President on September 21,1862. This is the first War Department printing of Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, General Orders, No. 139 and likely the fourth official printing of the preliminary proclamation, dated September 24, 1862 and was published shortly after the September 1862 Union victory at the Battle of Antietam. The final proclamation was issued January 1, 1863. Bound within the General Orders Affecting the Volunteer Force. Adjutant General's Office. 1861, 1862 bound together beginning with General Orders No. 15 dated May 4, 1861 through General Orders No. 216 dated December 26, 1862. Brown cloth binding with wear on edges, fraying to head and foot of spine. Cloth is also lightly soiled and loosening on back but not tearing. Typical edge soiling and light browning to pages. Binding is tight. Embossed title on spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 158 pp .

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        Hand-Atlas (Handatlas) der Erde und des Himmels. In siebzig (70) Blättern. Zweiundvierzigste (42.) Auflage.

      Geographisches Insitut, Weimar 1862 - Folio (59 x 38 cm), O-Halbledereinband. Lederrücken mit goldener Beschriftung. Lederecken. Deckel und Ecken berieben. Kante innen zw. angeklebtem Spiegel und fliegendem Vorsatzblatt mit Leinenband geklebt. Vorsatzblatt vorne mit geklebtem Riss. Vorsatzblatt hinten mit Papierfehlstelle oben. Kapitäl oben und unten mit Läsur. Innen grenzcolorierte Karten, sauber und mit 70 doppelseitigen Blättern so komplett. 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        London Guide to the International Exhibition 1862 Supplement to the Illustrated London News May 241862 andnbsp andnbsp andnbsp andnbspandnbsp


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        Traité élémentaire et pratique des maladies mentales suivi de considérations pratiques sur l'administration des asiles d'aliénés.

      Paris, Baillière, 1862, in 8°, de 2ff., 816pp., et 1 grande carte dépl. des établissements d'aliénés de l'Empire Français, demi-chagrin vert moderne, couv. cons. lég. restauré, et cat. éditeur conservé in fine avec qq. manques. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale rare de cet important traité qui eut une influence tout à fait notable sur plusieurs générations de psychiatres, selon le témoignage de Magnan. La carte des établissements d'aliénés en France est accompagnée d'un "Tableau statistique de l'influence des grandes commotions politiques et sociales sur le développement des maladies mentales." ¶ Semelaigne II/p.94: "ouvrage devenu classique... qui a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins,... on le verra bien longtemps encore entre les mains de tous ceux qui ... voudront se faire ... une idée nette des maladies mentales."

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        Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée. Mémoire publié par la société hollandaise des sciences à Harlem.

      Harlem, Loosjes, 1862. ____ Edition originale. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 28 planches couleurs hors-texte en chromolithographie. Probablement le titre le plus rare de cet auteur, c'est un tiré à part du "Natuurkundige verhandelingen der Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen". Bon exemplaire. Nissen 412. *****. In-4. [298 x 235 mm] Collation : (4), 136 pp., 28 planches couleurs hors-texte. Demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly, and the other Colonial Governors, on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition.

      London: House of Commons to be Printed, 28th March, 1862. Foolscap folio, with two hand-coloured maps (one folding), stab-sewn as issued; preserved in a folding cloth case. The 'very scarce' (Australian Rare Books) House of Commons papers based on the despatches of the colonial governors. A little minor wear to the extremities but a very good copy.

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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.

      First Printing London John Murray 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. Fine ¶ 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.

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        Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co. 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; 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'. Some foxing particularly to map which has a tear along one of the folds, extremities rubbed. Generally excellent condition.

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      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862. Three volumes, octavo; uncut in the original morocco-grain blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Rare: first edition of Kingsley's second novel, written on his return to England. 'The romantic story of an old English family, affected by mixed marriages and consequent social and ecclesiastical problems... Some Australian references occur, including a simile from Australian mining, the Snowy River and other features, as well as discussions of a missionary from Australia and motives for emigration which probably indicated Kingsley's own' (Miller). Expertly rebacked retaining original spines; a very good copy.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition ... in search of Burke & Wills.

      Melbourne: Wilson & Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, engraved frontispiece and large fold-out map of Australia; linen-backed pink printed card boards. First edition, first issue. The map is uncoloured and was not issued with the botanical appendix found in the Baillière issue.

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        Les bas-fonds de la société

      First edition of 200 numbered copies on vélin blanc.Publisher's cream-colored paper binding imitation vellum, spine in five compartments with gilt fillets, double black fillets to the covers.Rare autograph inscription by Henry Monnier to a friend.A very good copy nicely bound in its publisher's binding. Jules Claye Paris 1862 16x25cm relié

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        Execution of the Luddites, At York, An Account of the Awful Execution.

      1862. "The...Unfortunate and Deluded Men Were Part of the Well Known Association Called Luddites" [Broadside]. [Execution]. [Luddites]. Execution of the Luddites, At York. An Account of the Awful Execution of Seventeen of Those Unfortunate Men Called Luddites, Who Were Hanged at York, On Saturday the 16th of January, 1813, For Rioting, Housebreaking, Robbery and Murder. [Glasgow]: Printed by Thos. Duncan, [1813]. 11-1/2" x 6-1/2" broadside skillfully mounted to matching 15" x 9-1/2" sheet. Text in two columns below headline. Light browning, some edgewear to sheet on which broadside is mounted, wear to lower corner of broadside near bottom left corner with minor loss to a few letters, legibility not affected. Overall condition very good. $950. * A poignant and somewhat patronizing account of the execution of John Agden, Thomas Brook, Joseph Crowther, Jonathan Dean, Nathan Hayle, John Hill and John Walker. These men comprised the first group of prominent Luddites hanged on January 16, 1813. (They were hanged in the morning; a second group of 7 was hanged that afternoon.) Named after their principal leader Ned Ludd, the Luddites were a group of English workers who destroyed the textile machinery that was putting them out of work. OCLC locates 1 copy (Senate House Library, University of London). We located anotehr copy at Harvard Business School. Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 20861.4.

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        Reise der öesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, in den Jahren 1857,1858, 1859...

      Vienna: 1861-, 1862. Three volumes, quarto, numerous folding maps and illustrations, folding map in rear endpaper sleeve of the first volume. Scarce record of the only major Austrian exploring expedition and circumnavigation. Under the command of Captain Bernard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, the Novara travelled extensively throughout Oceania throughout 1857-1859 and visited both Australia and New Zealand. These three volumes form part of the official publication of the scientific results of the voyage. The author, Dr. Karl von Scherzer, was an anthropologist and linguist, and accordingly here contributes the ethnological description of the scientific results.At the encouragement of the former governor of New Zealand, with whom Captain Wüllerstorf-Urbair conversed while resting in Cape Town, the expedition visited Auckland where the Austrian geologists conducted skilful surveys in the volcanic regions of the North Island. Two Maori men, Wiremu Toeto and Hemera Rerehau, boarded the Novara and eventually returned to Austria. Here they joined the lavish welcoming parade, were feted by Viennese society, and eventually trained in the art of printing and lithography before returning to New Zealand. Before leaving Vienna, they were presented with a printing press, including fonts and associated tools, by the Emperor Franz Joseph. Interestingly, Dr. Scherzer himself trained as a typographer before commencing university studies, and may well have played a part in the training of Wiremu Toeto and Hemera Rerehau.The scientific results were published in 22 volumes over some 16 years. These three volumes by Dr. Scherzer form the first three volumes of the complete set, noted by Howgego for its scarcity. An abridged version was published shortly afterwards, and other contemporary editions included English and Italian translations. A few points of wear affect the joints but a fine bright set overall.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke and Wills.

      Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, with a lithographic portrait frontispiece and large folding map measuring 656 x 794 mm.; in handsome half crushed morocco by Sangorski with gilt lettering and raised bands. The first public printing of Landsborough's journals from the Burke and Wills relief expedition, featuring a splendid large map of the Australian continent marked with the routes of all major inland exploration attempts.Although Landsborough was not successful in locating traces of the forlorn Burke and Wills expedition, he had a keen eye for good pastoral land. Indeed, prior to the formation of the Queensland relief expedition in 1861, Landsborough had been professionally employed in exploring and surveying the remote interior for private grazing interests. This training is reflected in his journal, and 'Landsborough's discovery of good pastoral land on his more extensive expeditions created greater contemporary interest and his journals were quickly made available to the public' (Australian Rare Books p.241).When Landsborough fell out with Frederick Walker, leader of the other Queensland relief expedition (and by many accounts a thoroughly unsavoury character), he proceeded south from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cooper's Creek. Accordingly, his journal records much of the territory encountered by Burke and Wills on their tragic journey northward. Map expertly repaired and laid down. Very good condition.

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        Appelschnut. Neues und Altes von ihren Taten, Abenteuern und Meinungen.

      Gr.8, 147 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Abb., Ganz-Ldr. goldgeprägt. m. Kopfgoldschnitt und Innendeckelprägungen in Schmuckschuber, Schuber min. berieben, Buch tadell. 26. - 30. Tausend des Werkes aber in opulentem Jugenstil- Meistereinband. Otto Ernst Schmidt (1862-1926), Hamburger Lehrer, später Dramatiker und Romanschriftsteller. In Appelschnut beschreibt er die Kindheitsgeschichte seiner jüngsten Tochter Senta-Regina Möller-Ernst. Mit hübschen Bildern von Richard Scholz.illustriert.

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         Les jeux d'esprit ou La promenade de la princesse de Conti à Eu par Mademoiselle de la Force publiés pour la 1ère fois avec une introduction par M le Marquis de la Grange.

      Paris, Aubry, 1862, in 12, de 2ff. XXXVI -152pp. 2ff., pl. veau fauve glacé, triple encadr. de filet doré sur les plats, dos à orné genre XVIIIe, dent. intérieure, tête dorée, couv. conservée, (Thierry, succ. Petit-Simi). 1 des 323 ex. sur papier vergé, très bel exemplaire en reliure pastiche. Edition originale tirée seulement à 350 exemplaires. Publiée avec une introduction du marquis de La Grange qui avait acquis le manuscrit lors de la vente de la bibliothèque de Louis Philippe en 1852. Écrite en 1701, cette fiction met en scène des personnalités de la régence de Marie de Médicis et du début du règne de Louis XIII ; la princesse de Conti, Bassompierre, le duc de Guise, la duchesse de Nevers... qui s'amusent avec des jeux d'esprit alors en vogue dans les salons : Le pour et le contre, Le jeu du songe, Le jeu du courrier, Le jeu des métamorphoses, Le jeu de la pensée et Le jeu du roman. Melle de La Force, célèbre pour ses aventures galantes et sa vie agitée, introduisit la féerie dans la haute société frivole, mais on oeuvre connue dans toute l'Europe, tomba dans l'oubli. Elle revient au goût du jour en 1862 lorsque M. de La Grange publia « Les jeux d'esprit ». ¶ cf. Michel Souloumiac « Mademoiselle de La Force, un auteur méconnu du XVII ème siècle ».

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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

      Shaw and Sons, Fetter Lane, Law Printers and Publishers. 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.

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        The Republic of Uruguay, Monte Video, Geographical, Social, and Political to which is appended, Life in the River Plate, a Manual for Emigrants.

      London. Effingham Wilson. 1862. Full-page and in-text wood engravings, plus four folding maps with outline hand-color, 72pp, 7 1/8 x 5 inches, stiff card wrappers (softbound). Tightly bound with cloth or thick paper spine, possibly a later embellishment. Covers lightly soiled; very good, clean condition. "By Authority of the Monte Videan Government." A booklet evidently prepared for distribution at the Great London Exposition of 1862. Chapters include Memoranda for Emigrants: the Voyage Out; the Introduction, wherein it is written "The little knowledge possessed in Europe of the economical and political institutions of this fine country, have determined the publication of the geographical and statistical information contained in these pages"; following is the main chapter, The Republic of Uruguay, Monte Video, Geographical, Social, and Political which details climate, vegetable productions, trees (utility of), minerals, animals (race horses and fine wool etc.), institutions (hospitals, schools), land and water communication, post offices, commerce, summary of professions, details of the various departments, etc. There follows a chapter Life in the River Plate and a Catalogue of the Articles Exhibited in the Uruguay Department, International Exhibition, London 1862, with information on Jury Awards. A concluding piece discusses Land Sales and Profits in the River Plate. The rear cover quotes from the Times of August 29, 1862: "The Monte Videan territory - for it is better known by the name of its capital - is limited, but extremely fertile, well watered, possesses excellent pastures, an abundance of minerals, as yet unexplored... The deficiency of labour is so great that any man who offers is hired as a shepherd, at wages equal to about £40 per annum, besides rations. This rich and healthy territory, which could easily maintain a population of 2,000,000, probably does not contain 200,000."The four maps in the volume are 1) The World (Route from the United Kingdom to the River Plate) 9 x 11¼ inches; outline coloring of South America and the British Isles. 2) Banda Oriental Republic of Uruguay; Route from Monte Video to Mercedes Estancia Maua: 9 x 5 3/4 inches w/ outline hand color. 3) Valley of the River Plate, Monte Video to Mercedes: 5 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches with outline hand color. 4) Estancia Mauà, Mercedes, Monte Video 1862. Plan of the Estate of his Excellency Snr. Baron De Mauà in the Republic of Uruguay: 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches with outline hand color. Modest discoloration to front and rear boards but overall a scarce guidebook associated with the Great Exhibition of 1862 in remarkably good condition.

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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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        Le Manuel de Xéfolius

      Hachette & Cie. Seconde édition après la rarissime édition du Grand Orient imprimée à 60 exemplaires en 1788.binding en demi basane noisette, spine à quatre nerfs ornés de dentelles dorées, roulette dorée en pied, mors fendu mais solide, binding de l'époque.Très rare exemplaire de cet ouvrage attribué à Félix de Wimpfen. Allan Kardec le cite en le présentant comme " un exposé de principes en concordance remarquable avec ceux du spiritisme.". --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Hachette & Cie Paris 1862 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        The Works of Walter Scott: The Waverley Novels.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862. 13 volumes; small 8vo (6¾ x 18½ inches). Contemporary dark green half calf with raised bands, extra gilt and twin red and brown title labels to spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges.Same owner name to each volume. Nicely aged. A characterful old leather binding in very good condition.

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      Cambridge & London: Macmillan & Co., 1862.  First edition, 16.5 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), bound in contemp. ¾ morocco w/marbled boards, gilt ruling & title to spine, 192 (vii) pp. w/frontis by C.J. Faulkner ("Buy from us with a golden curl," signed "MMF&Co") & prelim title by W.J. Linton ("Golden head by golden head"), both after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  With the armorial bookplates (one atop the other) of Harold Hulme Brindley MA FSA (British zoologist & nautical archaeologist, & fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge--see ODNB) to fr. pastedown, & inscr. "W[illiam]. S[pooner]. Brough, Leek" (of the Ball Haye Estate) to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (moderate rubbing to extremities, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Very Good (lt. spotting to a few leaves).  Rossetti 3 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Fredeman 44.3 & 96.2, Colbeck 2, de Beaumont 342, Goldman 363, Woodman A.7-8, Ives A3.1.

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        Church Windows: A Series of Designs, Original or Selected from Ancient Examples.

      Birmingham, England: Chance Brothers Co. 1862. Folio. (30)ff. A catalogue of stained-glass designs issued by a glass works company, featuring full-page plates chromolithographed in rich, vibrant colors. According to the book's brief introduction, the designs by Sebastian Evans were "intended as a simple and practical guide to those who require Ornamental Glass for the purpose of Church Decoration." Some of the designs are copies or modifications of traditional examples, others original. They range from borders and fillets to full-window decorations that incorporate images of St. John, the Last Supper, and other Christian iconography. Bound in publisher's full gray cloth richly decorated and lettered in gilt on upper board, with a smaller gilt decoration to the rear board. Colored endpapers. Closed tear to a single blank protective interior leaf, else a fine copy of an uncommon work. A.e.g.

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      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.

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        A Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia. By George Windsor Earl... Formerly Commissioner of Crown Lands at Port Essington...

      Singapore: printed for the editor, at Pinang, by Matthew Gregory Sr. 1862. Octavo, four plates (three folding) an excellent copy, the original blue printed wrappers bound in, early French owner's note to front wrapper, later quarter calf. The north coast of Australia: a proposal for settlement in remote northern Australia, written by a pioneer of the region and veteran of the Port Essington settlement of 1838 under Sir James Bremer, and published in Singapore.This detailed account covers the entire north coast of Australia from Victoria River in the west to Carpentaria and the northeast coast as far down as the Fitzroy River (near present-day Rockhampton). George Windsor Earl (?1813-1865) was an important figure in the repeated attempts to settle the north coasts of Australia. As early as 1830 he is reported to have visited the new Swan River colony as a settler, but he had long-harboured plans for establishing a settlement on the north coast of Australia. By 1835, having returned to London, he had recruited the support of the Asiatic Society and the Royal Geographical Society in just such a venture, with the result that the Alligator and the Britomart were dispatched to Port Essington under the command of Sir James Bremer as part of the North Australia Expedition of 1838. Earl joined the expedition as "linguist" and Commissioner of Crown Lands for Port Essington, and over the ensuing decade spent a great deal of time in Port Essington and also Sydney. Due to poor health he retired to Singapore and died attempting the return voyage to England in 1865.Earl issued this work, as he noted in his introduction, at a time when 'the stock stations of the Queensland colonists having extended northward nearly to the parallel of the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria, while a movement has taken place which looks like a general advance along the whole line of southern colonies into the Tropical Region.' The charts included in this edition were engraved by T. Black in Calcutta, and are of particular interest for Earl's interesting theories and notes on prevailing winds and currents: work which would duly be recognised by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.Ferguson knew only two copies (his own collection and the Mitchell Library) and recognised the real rarity of this exotic Singapore imprint: 'A very rare work owing to its being printed and issued in the Straits Settlement. The introduction is dated from Province Wellesley, January 8, 1863.'. Paperstock browned uniformly; front wrapper slightly clipped, some war at head of spine to joints.

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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.

      London: Robert Hardwicke for the Ray Society, 1862. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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). Very Good.

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        The Works.

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1862 - 5 volumes, octavo. Bound in full green morocco, raised bands and gilt title on spine,edges gilt, marbled endpapers and inner dentelles gilt. An excellent set with spines toned, mild rubbing to corners and light bumping to volume 4 spine head. A very attractive set that displays nicely. An excellent set.

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        Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney, Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor, and Port Jackson, New South Wales.

      Sydney & Melbourne: circa, 1862. Oblong octavo, with an engraved title-page and 19 steel engraved plates with tissue interleaves; in publisher's deluxe binding of dark plum morocco, spine and both boards decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt on the upper board "New South Wales Illustrated", all edges gilt. The second issue of Terry's well-known series: like several others we have seen, this is bound in the morocco usually reserved for the special handcoloured issue. In this issue the plates have been trimmed to oblong octavo dimensions, all the plates are unnumbered, and the artist's name is spelt correctly, although Parramatta is misspelt on the title-page. Extremities a little worn but excellent.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in search of Burke and Wills. With a Map showing his Route.

      Melbourne: F. F. Baillière, 1862. Octavo, frontispiece and large folding map, handcoloured in outline; original yellow printed boards with linen spine; a very good copy. The quite rare superior form of the Baillière issue with the map handcoloured in outline and with the 16-page botanical appendix by Von Mueller. This is the first public printing of Landsborough's narrative based on official papers and reports. Some wear and foxing.

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        Travels in Peru and India


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        Les misérables

      A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. first edition published a few days before that of Paris, without edition statement. It differs somewhat from the Paris edition, including its pages in black titles, and tables established 5 parts, detailing two volumes, which can guide the bookbinder here as to link all 5 books and not ten.Binders half morocco chocolate contemporary. Back to 4 nerves decorated with wheels and tail head, double gold thread on the nerves, and blind fillets between nerves. Slight traces of friction. A scratch the last box of volume 3-4. rubbed flat. Brunissures scattered, especially at the beginning of each volume and more rare on the whole. Beautiful copy in half morocco contemporary. A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie Bruxelles 1862 Fort in-8 (14,5x23cm) 10 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        La Nouvelle Régence, Revue Spéciale des Échecs

      Paris: Café de la Régence, 1862. 384 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") with original wrappers. From the library of James Barrett. Volume 3. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6016). First edition.Volume one was published as La Régence and Nouvelle was added to the title starting with volume two. First published in 1860 and discontinued in 1864. Edited by Paul Journoud, who was a member of the Café de la Régence Chess Club of Paris. He was an editor of several chess periodicals: La Régence (1860), La Nouvelle Régence (1861–1864), Le Palamède Français (1864), and Le Sphinx (1865–1867).James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine beginning on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine’s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ‘I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games.’Condition:Paper spine lacking, heavy edge wear to wrappers with some soiling, Barrett's book plate on front end paper. A good copy.

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