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        HUNGARY / VOJVODINA – 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 Mündung in die Donau mit der Darstellung des Standes Regulirungsarbeiten an diesem Flusse zu Ende des Jahres 1860. Vienna: Reiffenstein & Rösch, 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 Danube’s greatest tributary, which has its source in the Ukraine, and then flows through Romania, Hungary and the Vojvodina region of Serbia, focusing on the ‘Regulation of the Tisza’, one of the era’s 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 Danube’s 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 ‘Regulation of the Tisza’, 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 ‘Extract from a report’ 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, insiders’ 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, ‘Croquis der Thiess’, 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.

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      s.l. (Cincinnati / Hamilton County, Ohio), n.d. (1862). Very good antiquarian condition. Small broadside, 8.25" x 3". Caption title [as issued]. Illustration of an elephant head at top of the ticket. Uniformly tanned but in surprisingly fresh state. When was an Elephant first utilized in American politics? Surely the present Union Party ticket must be one of the earliest appearances of it, if not the first. Although undated, it was certainly printed in 1862 when the men listed here were candidates on the Ohio Union ticket; moreover, the canditate for Supreme Court Judge Franklin T. Backus ran only once (and was defeated by Rufus P. Ranney by a total of 6,963 votes). The Union State Convention assembled in Naughten Hall, August 21, 1862, with Benjamin Stanton as chairman (both temporary and permanent). The Union Party officially adopted resolutions that opposed all compromises with the Rebellion, and endorsed the administration of Governor Tod. Nominations: Supreme Court Judge, Franklin T. Backus; Secretary of State, W.S. Kennon, Attorney-General, Chauncey N. Olds; School Commissioner, William D. Henkle; Board of Public Works, John B. Gregory (SOURCE: A.E. Lee, History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio, 1892, Vol. 2, p. 440). All appear on the present Union Ticket exactly as stated. If our dating is correct, the present Union Party Ticket may have appeared two years before the elephant was used as a political symbol in an 1864 pro-Lincoln "newspaper" (it was more like polical propaganda) entitled "Father Abraham" although it took nearly 10 years for the elephant to be codified as a Republican symbol. In 1874 Harper's Weekly cartoonist Thomas Nast drew a caricature of the Republican Party elephant being kicked into a pit by the Democratic Party donkey disguised as a lion. The cartoon was evidently prescient, as the Republicans lost control of the House a few weeks after publication. The Union Party was a Civil War era amalgam of Republicans, pro-War Democrats, and former anti-slavery Whigs. Concerning the present offering, we suggest the place of imprint as Cincinnati / Hamilton County, where Joseph P. Humphreys served as Hamilton County Auditor, and Frederick L. Emmert as Coroner. Literature: p. 440. G.H. Porter, Ohio Politics during the Civil War Period, PhD dissertation, Columbia Univ., 1911.

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        LECONTE DE LISLE, Charles, Poésies barbares. Edition originale dédicacée.

      - LECONTE DE LISLE, Charles, Poésies barbares, Paris, Poulet-Malassis, 1862.In-12 de 307 pages, demi-toile verte, dos lisse, pièce de titre, tête rognée, couvertures conservées. Rare édition originale dont il n?a pas été tiré de grand papier avec un envoi autographe signé de Leconte de Lisle « à Monsieur Charles Robin (1821-1885, médecin et botaniste), offert par son compatriote ».RÉFÉRENCES : Clouzot, p. 189 ? Carteret, II, p. 43 : « rare et important dans l??uvre de Leconte de Lisle » ? Vicaire, V, 144. Quelques rousseurs intérieures sinon [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        History of the Scottish Regiments in the British Army

      1862 - MURRAY, Arch[ibald] K. History of the Scottish Regiments in the British Army. Glasgow and London: Thomas Murray and Son; Ward and Lock, 1862, 1863. Two volumes. Small quarto, contemporary full red morocco-gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. $1500.Mixed first and second edition of this tribute to "a long line of valiant and illustrious" Scottish soldiers, illustrated with 44 plates, many hand-colored or chromolithographic.The "Scots Greys," the First Royal Regiment of Foot, several celebrated regiments of Highlanders and more populate Murray's vivid, impassioned account of the Scotsmen who provided critical support in fighting Britain's battles, "ofttimes victoriously—at all times honorably." Illustrated with 44 plates—including many tinted and hand-colored lithographs, as well as chromolithographs with color heightening by hand—and 4 folding maps and plans. First edition of Volume I, second edition of Volume II. Armorial bookplates.Interiors generally clean. Handsome bindings with light expert restoration. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Suisse en Lombardie et en Piémont

      de 496 pp.. et 10 pl.. Paris, J. Vermot, 1862, in-8, de 496 pp.. et 10 pl., demi-percaline, dos lisse, Deuxième édition, illustré par Hadamard, avec un envoi de l'auteur à son docteur, "reconnaissant de ses bons soins". L'auteur décrit son voyage envers Suisse et le nord de l'Italie, tenant "un juste milieu entre le style exclamatoire, les descriptions de Bourrit et le pédantesque aridité de William Coxe." Cet ouvrage a paru originellement en 1834, mais avec seulement huit illustrations. Quelques rousseurs, plats un peu fatigués.

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        Manuel de minéralogie

      2 volumes, [4]-L-[2]-572 pp. Paris, Dunod, 1862-1874, in-8, 2 volumes, [4]-L-[2]-572 pp. + LII-208 pp, 29 pl. et LXVIII pl. (sur 34 feuilles), demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs, En tout : 97 planches en héliogravure par Erhard d'après Des Cloizeaux, représentant des perspectives géométriques usitées dans la plupart des traités de minéralogie ainsi que des projections destinées à faire ressortir la position relative des faces et leurs principales zones. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cet ouvrage qui accorde une place importante aux caractères cristallographiques et chimiques des minéraux, et à leurs propriétés optiques biréfringentes. Des Cloizeaux (1817-1897) fut titulaire de la chaire de Minéralogie du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, en 1876. Il fut l'un des premiers à appliquer les méthodes optiques à la minéralogie, générant ainsi une nouvelle interdisciplinarité, tout en favorisant l'essor de la pétrologie moderne. Notre exemplaire ne contient pas le 2° fascicule du tome 2, publié en 1893, et comprenant les pages LIII à LX et 209 à 542. Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris et étiquettes en pied des dos. De la bibliothèque d'Henri Viellard, avec étiquette ex-libris Poggendorff, III-354.

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        Phrénologie spiritualiste

      VII, 1 bl., 408 pp., 1 pl. Paris, Didier et Cie, 1862, in-8, VII, 1 bl, 408 pp, 1 pl. dépliante hors-texte, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs, auteur et titre en caractères dorés, tranches jaspées, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage qui réunit les conférences données à l'Athénée de Paris par Michel-Arthur Castle sur la science phrénologique, à partir de 1854. Bien complet de la planche dépliante représentant 3 vues (de face, arrière et profil) du classement phrénologique en 38 aires distinctes. Instaurée par Franz Joseph Gall (1757-1828) en 1810, la phrénologie connut son âge d'or sous Louis-Philippe et la Révolution de Juillet de 1830. Selon la définition de Gall, cette science, qu'il nommait cranioscopie, permettait de "reconnaître les instincts, les penchants, les talents et les dispositions morales et intellectuelles des hommes et des animaux par la configuration de leur cerveau et de leur tête". Bon exemplaire. Légers accidents au dos et aux mors. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur la page de titre. (CAILLET, I, 2073)

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        Cours de mécanique

      2 volumes, XXIV-475 + X-377 Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1862-1863, in-8, 2 volumes, XXIV-475 + X-377 pages, 3 planches dépliantes, demi maroquin havane à coins, dos à faux nerfs, Troisième édition de cet ouvrage donnant les cours de mécanique professés par Duhamel à l'École Polytechnique. La première a paru en 1845. Jean Marie Constant Duhamel (1797-1872) fit partie de la famille des grands mathématiciens de son époque : Poinsot, Ampère et Fourier. Il fut élu membre de l'Académie des sciences en 1840; il enseigna à l'École polytechnique de 1830 à 1869 et occupa la chaire d'analyse de la Sorbonne. Rousseurs claires éparses. DSB IV, pp. 222-223. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris

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        Description d'un ancien instrument de sauvetage conservé au trésor de la cathédrale de Troyes, et documents historiques sur divers accidents arrivés, par le feu du ciel, à la flèche de ladite église

      d'un frontispice, 55 et (1) Troyes, Dufour-Bouquot, 1862, in-8, d'un frontispice, 55 et (1) pages, exemplaire broché (couverture salie, déchirures au dos), Unique édition de cette étude historique sur l'utilisation de clystère vétérinaire, ou dit "seringue de maréchal" par Coffinet, comme pompe à incendie à partir du milieu du XVIe siècle et jusqu'au XVIIe, au chapitre de la cathédrale de Troyes. En frontispice, l'auteur a fait graver "l'ancienne seringue à incendie" longue de 72 centimètre et large d'un diamètre de 24 centimètre qui porte les armes du chapitre de l'église de Troyes. A la suite, on trouve les différents incendies durant lesquels on utilisa cet instrument à l'usage dévoyé. En envoi autographe de l'auteur "à Monseigneur l'Abbé Leclerc, chanoine secrétaire de l'Evêché". Hormis un brochage fragile, bon exemplaire.

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        Le Mexique contemporain

      Paris, 8 rue de la Paix, 1862, in-12, , , Bel exemplaire de la première édition de cette étude du Mexique à l'époque du baron de Bazancourt. L'auteur nous renvoie tout d'abord au temps des Aztèques pour ensuite nous relater de la situation actuelle de ce pays si complexe par son brassage de culture espagnole et indigène.

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        Journal Of Landsborough's Expedition From Carpentaria, In Search Of Burke And Wills. With a Map Showing His Route.

      Melbourne, Wilson & Mackinnon Printers, 1862.. 8vo; pp. 128; new b/w frontispiece with original protective tissue guard, map is complete; new 1/4 green cloth spine with orginal pink printed boards, boards are worn and stained, light flecking to head page edges, a good copy.

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        Die Armen und die Elenden. 10 Bände in 5 Bänden. Deutsch von A. Diezmann. Autorisierte Übersetzung. Einzige rechtmäßige Originalausgabe in deutscher Sprache.

      - Leipzig, Steinacker, 1862, 8°, zusammen etwa 3000 S., Halbledereinbände der Zeit (Einbände berieben und bestoßen, teils etwas fleckig, innen teils gestempelt und etwas fleckig) *Deutsche Erstausgabe in 3000 Exemplaren. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité élémentaire et pratique des maladies mentales

      [3], 1 bl., 816 pp., 1 carte Londres et Madrid, Ballière et fils, 1862, in-8, [3], 1 bl, 816 pp, 1 carte dépl, demi-chagrin brun de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce célèbre traité de psychiatrie, réédité et enrichi, en 1876 et 1894, de huit planches en photoglyptie. Bien complet de sa carte dépliante des établissements d'aliénés de l'Empire français. Henri Dagonet (1823-1902) fut médecin en chef de l'asile de Stephansfeld, puis professeur agrégé à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg, chargé d'enseignement sur les maladies mentales et nerveuses. En 1867, il est nommé médecin en chef de la division des hommes de l'asile Sainte-Anne, à son ouverture. C'est ici-même qu'il organisa, avec Prosper Lucas, Valentin Magnan et Gustave Bouchereau, un enseignement pratique, ouvert au public extérieur à l'asile qui fit l'objet d'une virulente campagne de presse conduisant à sa suspension. Les leçons qu'il dispensa à Strasbourg sont à l'origine de cet ouvrage. Repoussant la classification étiologique de Morel, il s'appuie sur celle admise par les aliénistes (adoptée notamment par Baillarger et Esquirol). Cette classification est fondée sur l'observation clinique et sur la symptomatologie. Ce livre eut un succès considérable. Magnan le cite en ces termes "devenu classique, répandu non seulement en France mais aussi à l'étranger, il a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins; les magistrats, à leur tour, et les administrateurs y puisent de précieux renseignements". Exemplaire en bon état. Traces d'usure aux charnières. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur la page de titre. (SEMELAIGNE, T.2, pp.93-100)

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        De opkomst van het Nederlandsch gezag in Oost-Indië. Verzameling van onuitgegeven stukken uit het Oud-Koloniaal Archief.

      's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1862-1909. 18 volumes. Original wrappers (some spines sl. damaged or rebacked, preserving the original wrappers).Volume I-III: De opkomst van het Nederlandsch gezag in Oost-Indië 1595-1610. Volume IV-XIII: De opkomst van het Nederlandsch gezag over Java, 1612-1764. Added: J.K.J. Jonge & M.I. van Deventer. Supplement op het 13e deel: Documenten omtrent Herman Willem Daendels, edited by L.W.G. de Roo. 's Gravenhage, 1909. 2 volumes. And an other supplementary volume: M.L. van Deventer. Het Nederlandsch gezag over Java en onderhoorigheden sedert 1811. Deel I. (All published). 's Gravenhage, 1891. And: J. Meinsma. Register op deel I-VII ('s Gravenhage, 1875) & J.W.G. Haarst. Alphabetisch register ('s Gravenhage, 1888). - Rare complete set of the most important primary sources on the history of the East India Comapany (VOC) taken from the Company's rich archives.

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        Exposé de la théorie mécanique de la chaleur, présenté à la Société chimique de Paris le 7 et 21 février 1862

      [Paris, imprimerie de Ch. Lahure], [1862], in-8, , broché, couvertures de l'éditeur, Première édition des deux leçons élémentaires de la théorie de la chaleur formulée par Verdet, professées en 1862 : ces leçons posèrent les bases d'un traité complet, qui sera recueilli par deux de ses élèves, Prudhon et Viollet, et publié en 1868-1872 aux tomes VII et VIII de ses Oeuvres complètes (Imprimerie Impériale), où elles seront reproduites en tête du tome VII. Émile Verdet (1824-1866) enseigna à l'École Normale, à l'École Polytechnique et à la Sorbonne, où il énonça cette théorie mécanique de la chaleur qui présentait, pour la première fois dans la sphère scientifique française, les nouvelles théories physique sur la thermodynamique de Joule, Clausius, Helmholtz et William Thompson. Envoi non signé de l'auteur en couverture, à l'abbé Paul de Broglie (1834-1895), ancien élève à l'École polytechnique (X 1855), futur séminariste à Saint-Sulpice (1867) et premier titulaire de la chaire d'apologétique de l'Institut catholique de Paris (1880). Cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos factice, titre manuscrit en long et étiquette en pied. Couverture salie et fragile. Rousseurs. DSB XIII, p. 614-615.

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        A Description of

      London - J Newbery 1862 - A very scarcefirst edition of this significant and popular novel. Scarce and only comes up at auction every ten years or so. This work is invariably browned and foxed and often damaged as it was widely read at the time and this particular copy is rather better than most. Could do with a sympathetic rebind but would make a very good copy once done. Published anonymously, authorship was often considered to beOliver Goldsmith. However,scholars now agree he revised the text for the second edition and the true author is Sarah Scott. With an illustrated frontispiece. Bound withone leaf of publisher's advertisements to the rear. Sarah Scott was an English novelist, translator, social reformer and member oftheBluestockings. A Description of Millenium Hall isher most famous work. The novel is set in a utopiancommunity of women devoted to artistic pursuits and education, Christian virtues and philanthropy. It provided a fictional example of the ideals of the bluestockingcircle. It was extremely popular upon initial publication, going through four editions by 1778. An interest in this novel has been revived in the 21st centuryamong feminist literary scholars. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, worn. Boards, extremities and spine are all rubbed. Loss to head and tail of spine. Front board has detached but present. Rear joint is starting but firm with the hinge tender with cords showing. Prior owner's inscription to recto of front endpaper and to recto of front blank. Selbourne library stamp to verso of title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age-toned with instances of scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leçons d'orthopédie professées à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris. Recueillies et publiées par MM les Drs Félix Guyon et F. Panas.

      Paris, Delahaye, 1862. - in-8, VIIpp.-434pp.- 5 planches avec leur feuillet d'explications. Relié demi-chagrin vert foncé, dos à nerfs, fleurons dorés. (Reliure de l'époque). Édition originale. 5 planches lithographiées en noir par Léveillé. Le professeur Malgaigne est à l'origine de véritables avancées dans le domaine de la chirurgie orthopédique, témoin le nombre de termes médicaux qui portent son nom. Il fut plus particulièrement un précurseur dans le suivi post-opératoire, qu'il prolongeait bien au-delà de la simple cicatrisation pour ne pas ignorer d'éventuels effets à long terme. Déviation des doigts par rétraction musculaire, par brûlure ; Déviations du poignet ; Raideurs articulaires du coude ; Traitement des raideurs articulaires de l'épaule ; Déviation des orteils par brides fibreuses, brûlures ; Pied cambré ; Pied bot ; Raideur articulaire du pied ; Déviations des genoux ; Genoux cagneux ; Ankylose complète des genoux ; Luxations pathologiques des genoux ; Déviation de la hanche, suite de coxalgie ; Luxation pathologique vraie et fausse ou pseudo-luxation ; Luxations congénitales de la hanche ; Déviations du cou et de la tête ; Torticolis ; Déviation de la taille ; etc. (Garrison History of medicine pp. 491-492 - Waller 6181). - Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel de minéralogie

      1862 - 2 volumes, [4]-L-[2]-572 pp. Paris, Dunod, 1862-1874, in-8, 2 volumes, [4]-L-[2]-572 pp. + LII-208 pp, 29 pl. et LXVIII pl. (sur 34 feuilles), demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs, En tout : 97 planches en héliogravure par Erhard d'après Des Cloizeaux, représentant des perspectives géométriques usitées dans la plupart des traités de minéralogie ainsi que des projections destinées à faire ressortir la position relative des faces et leurs principales zones. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cet ouvrage qui accorde une place importante aux caractères cristallographiques et chimiques des minéraux, et à leurs propriétés optiques biréfringentes. Des Cloizeaux (1817-1897) fut titulaire de la chaire de Minéralogie du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, en 1876. Il fut l'un des premiers à appliquer les méthodes optiques à la minéralogie, générant ainsi une nouvelle interdisciplinarité, tout en favorisant l'essor de la pétrologie moderne. Notre exemplaire ne contient pas le 2° fascicule du tome 2, publié en 1893, et comprenant les pages LIII à LX et 209 à 542. Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris et étiquettes en pied des dos. De la bibliothèque d'Henri Viellard, avec étiquette ex-libris Poggendorff, III-354. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on Field Fortification, Containing Instructions on the Methods of Laying Out, Constructing, Defending, and Attacking Intrenchments; with the General Outlines also of the Arrangement, the Attack and Defence of Permanent Fortifications

      Richmond: West & Johnson, 145 Main Street, 1862. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 16mo. xxvii, [1], 168pp. 12 folding plates. Marbled paper covered boards. Leather joints and spine. Gilt stamped title on leather spine. Edge wear to boards and light rubs to leather joints. Light shelf wear to marbled paper covered boards. Head of spine rubbed with a small indentation. Slight toning to contents. Scarce Confederate imprint. First published in 1836. Parrish & Willingham 4947.

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        The Cooper Vignettes. From drawings by F.O.C. Darley. India proofs before letters

      New York: James G. Gregory (Successor to W.A. Townsend & Co.), 1862. First edition. 64 engravings, with explanatory letterpress. 1 vols. Folio. Full brown morocco gilt, a.e.g. Spine ends and foot of front joint neatly repaired. Very good, internally fresh. First edition. 64 engravings, with explanatory letterpress. 1 vols. Folio. India Proofs. Hamilton 656

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        Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée.

      Simon Raçon et Co, Paris 1862 - Album du matériel roulant. Première partie, voitures à voyageurs et wagons à bagages. Paris, Simon Raçon et Co, 1862. In-4, oblong, percaline verte, titre doré estampé à froid, 63 planches lithographiés de L. GUIGUET montées sur onglets, non chiffré. Cet album présente le matériel ferroviaire utilisé par la compagnie PLM sous la forme de coupe architecturale particulièrement détaillée. Les dimensions sont fréquemment reportées en étiquettes contrecollées. Usures et piqures à la reliure, coins émoussés, infimes piqures et petites taches internes, certaines planches sont décollées. Livres

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        Gen. Tom Thumb, The World-Renowned American Man in Miniature

      [Janesville, Wisconsin], 1862. First edition. Very good condition. Handsome broadside/handbill unusually illustrated with a wood block of Tom Thumb's "miniature chariot". The text states his intention to make another US tour, including California, and then on to Australia: "...he has determined to make one more Tour through the United States, including California, after which he contemplates visiting Australia, and returning again to England". He eventually began the world tour in 1869 from New York, and arrived in Australia in 1872. The broadside/handbill advertises a performance of Tom Thumb with Mr. William Tomlin, "the great English Buffo and Baritone from the Nobility's Concerts, London and Mr. W. De Vere, the Celebrated American Tenor. C. G. Titcomb, Brilliant Pianist, Will Appear at each entertainment". The venue is Lappin's Hall, Janesville (Wisconsin) for two performances Saturday and Monday, Jan. 18 and 20 (1862). The bottom of the broadside/handbill features the wood block illustration of Tom Thumb and his miniature carriage, with the text proclaiming, "This Charming Man in Miniature is undoubtedly by far THE SMALLEST MAN ALIVE, of his age. He is intelligent, sprightly, educated, perfectly symmetrical in all his proportions, and graceful beyond belief. HE IS 24 YEARS OLD, AND WEIGHS 33 POUNDS. He appears in a great variety of interesting performances, Imitations, Costumes, Songs, Dances, & c., including Napoleon Bonaparte, Frederick the Great, The Oxonian, Sailor, Grecian Statues, Highland Chieftain, Bobbing around, Villikins and his Dinah, The Court Dress worn before Her Majesty, The Polka, Highland Fling, & c., &c. THE MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, & C., &C. Presented to him by Queen Victoria and the Crowned Heads of Europe, are exhibited at each entertainment." This text is followed by a description of the miniature carriage, "THE GENERAL'S BEAUTIFUL EQUIPAGE" and the gifts given to visitors to the exhibition. At the bottom of the broadside/handbill it indicates that Gen. Tom Thumb "is no longer under an engagement to any individual, but gives his Exhibitions solely on his own account". Admission costs printed at the bottom. While operating independently at this time, Gen. Tom Thumb was signed with P. T. Barnum from age 6, and used Barnum again as the promoter of his world tour. 4 1/4 x 11 3/4". With contemporary folds, light toning on the almost tissue paper, still very bright and desirable. We found no record of it in World Cat or Trove, which is understandable since this is such an ephemeral broadside/handbill. We are delighted that we have the opportunity to own one.

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        Orley Farm

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Afirst editionset of Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope. In two volumes. First edition but second issue, i. e. not bound from parts. Illustrations have been re-arranged to volume I with 'And then they all marched' facing p73. The list of illustrations has not been altered, and the comma has been removed. Second volume has not had the list of illustrations altered, a third issue point, with the final illustrations both reading 'Farewell' as in the second issue. (Sadleir)Collated: Lacking half titles and publisher's advertisments. All 40 illustrations present though one misbound to first volume. Orley Farm is a novel written in the realist mode by Anthony Trollope and illustrated by the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais. . It was first published in monthly shilling parts by the London publisher Chapman and Hall. Although this novel appeared to have undersoldOrley Farm became Trollope's personal favourite. Condition: In half green crushed morocco leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Binding by J Walch adn Sons. Externally, smart with slight rubbing. Bookbinders label to front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with occasional scattered spotting. Some chipping and loss to later pages of volume II. Plate in volume I has been misbound and suffered chipping and loss. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        History of England

      - London - Parker, Son and Bourn and Longmans, Green and Co., 1862 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. The complete twelve volumes of James Anthony Foude's History of England. In uniform half morocco bindings by Bumpus Ltd of Oxford. Volumes VII-XII are published by Longmans. Volumes I-X are under the original title History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth with volumes XI and XIIunder the revised title ofFrom the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armarda. These twelvevolumes followTudor history from the fall of Wolsey in Henry VIII's reign to the death of Elizabeth I. With a frontispiece to volume VII, Reign of Elizabeth Volume I. James Anthony Froude was a prominent English historian, novelist and biographer. He became one of the best known historians of his time for his History of England which was inspired by Thomas Carlyle. Condition: In uniform half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Spines havefaded slightly as expected from this colour. Prior owner's bookplate tothe front pastedowns, Peter Emil Kroyer. Small patches ofrubbing to the raised bands of volume XI. InBumpusLtd. bindings as indicated from the binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright withinstances ofthe odd spot throughout. Ribbon bookplate present to all volumes. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Souvenirs de Jérusalem. Lithographié par Hubert Clerger, Jules Gaildrau et Fichot. Ouvrage publié par l'escadre de la Méditerranée.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1862] - Large folio (630 x 490 mm). 17 leaves, loose in contemporary green cloth portfolio with original printed wrapper mounted to front panel, green cloth ties. Pencilled pagination to upper inner corners of plates. Subtle repair to edges of title, text leaves, and a few plates (Halte des pèlerins, Vue génerale de Jérusalem, Intérieur de la Porte d'or, and Mosquée el Aksa), light marginal foxing or soiling, the images affected only in the first two plates (Halte des pèlerins and the Vue génerale). A very good copy. Coloured lithographic plan mounted to title leaf as issued, 2 text leaves, and 14 lithographic plates of which 12 in original hand-colour. First and only edition of this uncommon pictorial account of the visit of the Mediterranean Squadron of the French Navy to Jerusalem in 1861. Most of the plates illustrate the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, though there are also depictions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Mosque of Omar. "Pâris was named commander of the third division of the Mediterranean Squadron in December, 1858. He was already well known as a naval artist and he produced works on the technology of steam engines and other technical matters" (Blackmer). The colour plates in this copy are exceptionally bright. Blackmer 1255; not in Abbey, Arcadian Library, Atabey, Burrell, Gay or Weber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bakerian Lecture. On Some Total Solar Eclipse of July 18th, 1860, observed at Rivabellosa, near Miranda de Ebro, in Spain". [Received January 30, Read April 10, 1862] extracted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1862, 152, Part I, Pp. 333-416

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1862 FIRST EDITION COMPLETE EXTRACT FROM THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS (WITH PLATES) OF DE LA RUE'S BAKERIAN LECTURE PRESENTING HIS GROUNDBREAKING ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 1860. Included are thirteen de la Rue's paper and included among them are some of the most famous images of the Sun ever rendered. de la Rue's efforts constituted "the first systematic application of photography to a solar eclipse" (Bray, Plasma Loops, 2). The photographs he produced "were the first to definitively demonstrate that the corona seen around the moon during a solar eclipse is a phenomenon associated with the sun rather than the moon" (Davidson, Warren de la Rue, 2). There had been much scientific debate as to the nature and origin of the red flames visible at the edges of the moon during an eclipse. De La Rue's photographs firmly established the exclusively solar character of the red flames, now known as prominences, and de la Rue is credited with their discovery. Warren de la Rue was a British chemist and astronomer whose efforts "helped make photography one of astronomy's greatest tools" (Stanford Solar Center). de la Rue adapted wet plate photography to lunar photography, pioneering "the application of photography to the study of the Moon and Sun [and] in the process demonstrating the value of an equatorially mounted, clock-driven reflecting telescope as a camera, techniques that greatly accelerated the evolution of the new science of astrophysics" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 284). In the mid-19th century, John Herschel spoke openly about the importance of a daily photographic record of sunspots. In 1854 and at Herschel's urging, the Royal Society granted support to de la Rue to invent a telescope specifically designed for photographing the Sun. de la Rue did just that. His invention, the photoheliograph, was the first astronomical instrument constructed for the photography of celestial objects [and it is described in detail in this paper]. Known as the Kew Photoheliograph, de la Rue's instrument included an achromatic objective, a clockwork mechanism, and a Huygenian eyepiece (one actually constructed by Huygens in the 17th century and presented to the Society by Newton). In 1860 de la Rue took his invention at his own expense on an expedition to Rivabellosa Spain with the hope of photographing a total solar eclipse to occur on July 18th. The photographs de la Rue took represent the first extended series of photographic observations of the Sun over a solar cycle. As de la Rue prepared his report for the Royal Society, presented in this paper, George Airy insisted upon the import of reproducing the original photographs without any alteration whatsoever. Airy believed that photography could standardize observation and argued that "exact facsimiles of the two eclipse photographs [were] infinitely more important than composites or retouched plates" (Pang, Empire and the Sun, 93). "De la Rue made two facsimile engravings of his photographs but it was very difficult work. Just copying the photographs took months: it was 'tolerable easy' to make copies 'which show the results fair well' when examined by eye, but copies for reproduction had to be stronger and more carefully made" (ibid, 94). The two facsimile engravings are included among the 13 de la Rue plates in this volume, a number of which are also hand-colored. ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: George Boole's "On Simultaneous Differential Equations of the First Order in which the Number of the variables exceeds by more than one the umber of the Equations", pp. 437-454; AND "On the Theory of Probabilities", pp. 225-252. First edition of one of his last papers. AND John Tyndall's classical paper on radiant heat "On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gaseous Matter.- Second Memoir", pp. 59-98. First edition of the first quantification and demonstration that atmospheric gases emit heat (are infrared emitters); this is a seminal work in atmospheric science. The first part of the memoir, "On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat", appeared in 1851 and we offer it both as a bound volume and as an extract. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis, Printers to the Royal Society. Complete extract. (11.5 x 9.25 inches; 288 x 231mm). pp. 333-416; In-text illustrations throughout; 14 plates, 4 large fold-out. Bright and clean throughout the text. The plates are somewhat toned at the margins. Very good condition.

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        Dictionnaire d'hygiène publique et de salubrité

      1862 - 4 vol., [4]-XV-740 + [4]-706 Paris, J.B. Baillière, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works. Edited by J. Payne Collier.

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1862 - 5 volumes, tall octavo (218 x 145 mm). Contemporary vellum, bevelled edges, spines richly gilt in compartments, dark red and brown morocco labels, frames to board in gilt and red, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bookplate of Albert May Todd to front pastedown of each volume. Vellum a touch soiled and scuffed, occasional light spotting to text blocks. An excellent set. First Collier edition of Spenser's works, handsomely bound.

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        The Principal Speeches and Addresses of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort. With an Introduction, giving some Outlines of his Character.

      John Murray, London. 1862 - Third edition, tenth thousand. Octavo. pp ix, 268. Frontispiece engraving of Prince Albert. Full brown morocco, raised bands, gilt rules, gilt inner dentelles, with Albert's crest in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Presentation copy from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the first blank: "To Colonel Sir Alfred Horsford KCS Deputy Adjutant General - In recollection of the great and good Prince who was so proud of His Rifle Brigade from His brokenhearted Widow - Victoria R - Feb: 12,1865." The third edition was the first to contain a section entitled "The Office of Commander-in-Chief" in which is related the attempt to persuade Albert to take the post, which, after giving it some thought, he declined. It is to this that Victoria refers in her inscription. The recipient served with the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade inthe Kaffir War, after which he commanded the battalion and served with it in the Crimea. Also he was present in the first stages of the siege of Sebastopol. Cover edges just a little rubbed. Very good indeed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        On ancient Central-Asian tracks. Brief narrative of three expeditions in innermost Asia and north-western China.London, MacMillan and Co., 1933. With frontispiece, map and 147 illustrations (some folding). Original publisher's brown/red cloth.

      - First edition of the account of the Hungarian-born archaeologist Marc Aurel Stein's (1862-1943) explorations, antiquarian and geographical, in Chinese Turkistan and adjacent parts of innermost Asia.Some ownership marks on endleaves. Very good copy.

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        Darstellung des Theissregulirungs-Unternehmens seit dem Beginne der Arbeiten im Jahre 1846 bis zum Schlusse des Jahres 1860 (Textband und Kartenmappe)

      Wien, K. K. Hof – und Staatsdruckerei, 1862. - Mit gefalteter farbiger lithographischer Karte. "Uebersichts-Karte des Theiss-Flusses" von Stephan Weiss in 16 Segmenten, auf Leinen im Format ca. 100 x 128 cm., Textband : 59 Seiten, goldgeprägter Original(?)-Leinenschuber und Textband, 31 x 24 cm bzw. 30,5 x 24 cm, Einbände etwas angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten. Bibliographisch für mich nicht nachweisbar. Laut Untertitel "Auszug aus einem Berichte" an den Minister Josef Lasser von Zollheim (1814-1879). Florian Ritter von Pasetti war Vorstand des Strassen- und Wasserbau-Departements im K. K. Österreichischen Staatsministerium. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Österreichische Zeitschrift für Pharmacie 1848 - 1862. Zweiter bis sechszehnter Jahrgang (ohne Jg. 13) in 14 Bänden. Herausgegeben und redigirt von M. S. Ehrmann, (bis Jg. 1851 unter Mitwirkung von W. F. Sedlaczek), ab 1857 redigirt von Jos. Ehrmann, 1862, redigirt von Franz Klinger.

      je Band ca 400 Seiten, gelegentliche Abbildungen auf Tafeln. 21, 5 x 14, 5 cm, zeitgenössische mit Marmorpapier bezogene Pappbände, mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf Rückenschildern. Hier ohne die Jahrgänge 1 und 13, sonst vollständig, nach 1862 keine weiteren Jahrgänge. Martin S. Ehrmann war Doktor der Chemie, Magister der Pharmacie, k.k. Professor, beeideter Gerichts-Chemiker und mehrerer gelehrten Vereine Mitgliede etc. - Einbände etwas berieben, Titel gestempelt, alte Standortsignaturen auf den Rücken, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Collected English Writings. With a preface by Koshiro Okakura and an Introduction by Sunao Nakamura.

      3 Volumes (complete set). Octavo. XXI, 442, 446, 398 pages. With several photographic illustrations in each volume. Original Hardcover with original dustjackets in original slipcase. Very important publication. Extremely scarce and sought after edition. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. The dustjackets all in protective Mylar. Includes the following chapters: Volume I - The Life of Okakura Kakuzo / The Ideals of the East / The Awakening of the East / The Awakening of Japan / The Book of Tea / The White Fox / The Legend of Yoshitsune / Ataka / Ko Atsumori / A Bibliographical Introduction /Volume II - Essays from Japan / Notes on Contemporary Japanese Art / The Bijutsu-In or the New Old School of Japanese Art / Modern Problems in Painting / Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the Museum / Talk Given to Ladies who assisted in the Work of The Chinese and Japanese Department / Chinese and Japanese Mirrors / Prefatory Note for Japanese Sword Guards / The Nature and Value of Eastern Connoisseurship / Religions in East Asiatic Art / Nature in East Asiatic Painting / Prefatory Note for the Catalogue of a special Exhibition of Japanese and Chinese Lacquer / Preface for the Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Lacquer / The History of Lacquer / The Confucian Age and the Laoist Age / On the Method of Practising Concentration and Contemplation, Chiki / Japanese Temples and their Treasures /Volume III - English Poems / Letters / Appendix with: Japan's greatest Critic tells of Japan's Art / Okakura-Kakuzo by Bigelow and Lodge / Kakuzo Okakura by S. Tagore / Priyambada Devi's Letters to Okakura / Priyambada Devi's Notebook / Priyambada Devi's Second Notebook / Notes by and concerning Okakura - Housed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / A Record of Okakura's EyesightOkakura Kakuzo (February 14, 1862 September 2, 1913) (also known as Okakura Tenshin) was a Japanese scholar who contributed to the development of arts in Japan. Outside Japan, he is chiefly remembered today as the author of The Book of Tea. Born in Yokohama to parents originally from Fukui, Okakura learned English while attending a school operated by Christian missionary, Dr. Curtis Hepburn. At 15, he entered Tokyo Imperial University, where he first met and studied under Harvard-educated professor Ernest Fenollosa. In 1889, Okakura co-founded the periodical Kokka. In 1887 he was one of the principal founders of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko), and a year later became its head, although he was later ousted from the school in an administrative struggle. Later, he also founded the Japan Art Institute with Hashimoto Gaho and Yokoyama Taikan. He was invited by William Sturgis Bigelow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1904 and became the first head of the Asian art division in 1910. Okakura was a high-profile urbanite who had an international sense of self. In the Meiji period he was the first dean of the Tokyo Fine Arts School (later merged with the Tokyo Music School to form the current Tokyo University of the Arts). He wrote all of his main works in English. Okakura researched Japan's traditional art and traveled to Europe, the United States, China and India. He emphasised the importance to the modern world of Asian culture, attempting to bring its influence to realms of art and literature that, in his day, were largely dominated by Western culture. His 1903 book on Asian artistic and cultural history, The Ideals of the East with Special Reference to the Art of Japan, published on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War, is famous for its opening paragraph in which he sees a spiritual unity throughout Asia, which distinguishes it from the West: Asia is one. The Himalayas divide, only to accentuate, two mighty civilisations, the Chinese with its communism of Confucius, and the Indian with its individualism of the Vedas. But not even the snowy barriers can interrupt for one moment that broad expanse of love for the Ultimate and Universal, which is the common thought-inheritance of every Asiatic race, enabling them to produce all the great religions of the world, and distinguishing them from those maritime peoples of the Mediterranean and the Baltic, who love to dwell on the Particular, and to search out the means, not the end, of life. In his subsequent book, The Awakening of Japan, published in 1904, he argued that "the glory of the West is the humiliation of Asia." This was an early expression of Pan-Asianism. In this book Okakura also noted that Japan's rapid modernization was not universally applauded in Asia: "We have become so eager to identify ourselves with European civilization instead of Asiatic that our continental neighbors regard us as renegadesnay, even as an embodiment of the White Disaster itself." In Japan, Okakura, along with Fenollosa, is credited with "saving" Nihonga, or painting done with traditional Japanese technique, as it was threatened with replacement by Western-style painting, or "Yoga", whose chief advocate was artist Kuroda Seiki. In fact this role, most assiduously pressed after Okakura's death by his followers, is not taken seriously by art scholars today, nor is the idea that oil painting posed any serious "threat" to traditional Japanese painting. Yet Okakura was certainly instrumental in modernizing Japanese aesthetics, having recognized the need to preserve Japan's cultural heritage, and thus was one of the major reformers during Japan's period of modernization beginning with the Meiji Restoration. Outside Japan, Okakura had an impact on a number of important figures, directly or indirectly, who include Swami Vivekananda, philosopher Martin Heidegger, poet Ezra Pound, and especially poet Rabindranath Tagore and heiress Isabella Stewart Gardner, who were close personal friends of his. (Wikipedia)

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        The Works

      London: Bell and Daldy,, 1862. Edited by J. Payne Collier. 5 volumes, tall octavo (218 x 145 mm). Contemporary vellum, bevelled edges, spines richly gilt in compartments, dark red and brown morocco labels, frames to board in gilt and red, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bookplate of Albert May Todd to front pastedown of each volume. Vellum a touch soiled and scuffed, occasional light spotting to text blocks. An excellent set. First Collier edition of Spenser's works, handsomely bound.

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        An Index to "In Memoriam "

      London: Edward Moxon, 1862, 1862. First edition. Williams, Lewis Carroll Handbook, 31; NCBEL III, 977. Cloth slightly faded; fine copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt lettering. A 40-page index to Tennyson's famous poem on the poet and critic Arthur Hallam, with over 3000 references printed in double columns. Each clause is listed by prominent noun, pronoun, etc. Tennyson gave his permission for this work, which was compiled by Dodgson in collaboration with his sisters. It is an early work by Dodgson.

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        Autograph letter signed to T. H. Huxley ("My dear Huxley").

      Down: Apr. 30th,, [1862]. One page, creased where folded. Docketed XXXVII at head in red pencil and with faint red mark. Very good. Darwin writes late at night to report that "I have this minute finished your Address to Geolog. Socy. & I must just thank you for sending it me. ? I have read it with uncommon interest. It is a wonderful condensed & original summary on Palæontology, & I should think & hope will do much good. ? I hope you are not killing yourself with too much work ? Good night ? yours very sincerely, C. Darwin". A remarkable and generous letter from Darwin to his best known supporter. Huxley had delivered the anniversary address to the Geological Society on 21 February 1862, standing in for the absent president. Darwin did not attend, but the address was printed in the Quarterly Journal of the society. This is the report that Huxley had sent and Darwin just read. Huxley had already established himself as "Darwin's Bulldog" by this date, especially after the famous debate at Oxford University in June 1860, where Huxley took on Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, Huxley defending evolutionary theory and attacking adherence to scripture as a scientific document. But the relationship was never entirely simple, as Huxley was a significant scientist in his own right and sometimes seemed to question Darwin's theory. Huxley responded to this letter on 6 May, saying that he had indeed been ill, but not through over-work, and demanding to know if Darwin "agree[s] with what I say about contemporaneity or not and whether you are prepared to admit as I think your views compel you to do ? that the whole Geological Record is only the skimmings of the pot of life". Darwin's reply suggests that Huxley has pushed his ideas too far and includes the curious phrase "I cannot help hoping that you are not quite as right as you seem to be".

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        Cartulaire de Notre-Dame de Chartres, composé d'après les pièces originales.

      Chartres, Garnier, 1862-1865. - 3 tomes en 2 vol. in-4, rel. moderne demi-toile noire à coins, étiquettes de titre, couv. conservées, CCLII-263, 429-[1], et 438 pp.-[2]ff. Tirage à 400 exemplaires. Bel ex. en partie non coupé. Publication de la Société Archéologique d'Eure-et-Loir. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Hero

      Routledge, Warne, & Routledge - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; Illustrator: James Godwin; a fair reading copy; 'A New Edition', 1862, dark red cloth hardback cover; signs of wear on cover, corners bumped, some foxing on pages, pencil inscription on inside front cover, slight bend in front cover, otherwise in good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise durch das innere der europäischen Türkei von Rustchuk über Philippopel, Rilo (Monastir), Bitola und den Thessalischen Olymp nach Saloniki im Herbst 1862.

      232 S. Leinen Vorsatz und Titelseite voller Stempel. Mit 2 Faltkarten, 4 lithographischen Ansichten und 8 Holzschnitten. Papier leicht gebräunt. Beide Karten mit kleinem Einriss.Guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Bibliothekseinband.

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        Curiosities of Occult Literature. [Author's annotated copy].

      8. XI, 275 pages plus 11 pages of a travel manuscript to Palestine in the rear of the volume (dates from 1862-1863). Original Hardcover (blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine: "Occult Literature 1878 M.S.S.". Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Exlibris of Marci H. Huthwaite to front pastedown. Interleaved volume with multiple annotations by the author. Cooke's Curiosities of Occult Literature, interleaved, and extensively annotated by the author. The binding is in worn contemporary brown cloth with blind decorations and brown coated endpapers. Both printed text and interleaved pages show marginal browning. Bibliographically the book is not simple: the title page dates from 1863, but the binding is dated to 1878. In the years in between, and afterwards, the author has filled the interleaved pages with his jottings and annotations, meriting the description 'M.S.S.' - manuscript - on the spine. The book itself purports to be 'a plain, unvarnished tale' written in defence of his legal work and pamphleteering on behalf of astrology. In effect the 58 interleaved pages and marginal annotations unpack and amplify the author's opinions as expressed in the printed text. Thus the author appends a two page long explanation of the court case that set in train the book's narrative opposite the title page. It's not possible to do justice to the range and eccentricity of the manuscript interventions but instead to point to some highlights. At one extreme the author expands on the printed text with additional factual information, for example giving the address of a London phrenologist, additionally noting that it was 'in Piccadilly opposite St James's Church where the author's mother was baptised.' At the opposite extreme there are lengthy narrative interventions such as an account of the death of Mr White, a 'martyr' to astrology in the Isle of Wight and a lengthy excursus against Britain's 'secret police'. The author debates Robert Owen's complicated relationship with the establishment particularly the alarm this 'socialist' caused with his 'appearance at the Levee of Queen V[ictoria]' The astrological theme runs consistently through the annotations with exercises in astrological physiognomy as well as astrological tables and analyses of many of the people referred to in the text. To the rear of the book is an eight page diary of a trip to Palestine, undertaken by the author in 1862-3.

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        Jefferson and The American Democracy

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. Good. 1862. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        A Treatise on Field Fortification, Containing Instructions on the Methods of Laying Out, Constructing, Defending, and Attacking Intrenchments; with the General Outlines also of the Arrangement, the Attack and Defence of Permanent Fortifications

      Richmond: West & Johnson, 145 Main Street, 1862. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 16mo. xxvii, [1], 168pp. 12 folding plates. Marbled paper covered boards. Leather joints and spine. Gilt stamped title on leather spine. Edge wear to boards and light rubs to leather joints. Light shelf wear to marbled paper covered boards. Head of spine rubbed with a small indentation. Slight toning to contents. Scarce Confederate imprint. First published in 1836. Parrish & Willingham 4947.

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        [DOSTOYEVSKY'S SECOND BOOK] Zapiski iz myortvogo doma. (V dvukh chastyakh) [i.e. Notes from The House of the Dead. In Two Parts]

      St. Petersburg: Izd. A.F. Bazunova; v tipografii Iosafata Ogryzko, 1862. Second. P.1. [4], 269 pp.; P.2. [4], 198 pp. 13,5х21 cm. In contemporary quarter leather binding with gilt-lettering on the spine (two parts in one volume). Boards rubbed and stained, corners and spine ends bumped, occasional foxing, small cracks on endpapers along the spine, soiling of few pages. Otherwise a very good clean copy. First complete separate edition. The text first appeared in periodical 'Vremya' in 1861-1862. "Notes from The House of the Dead" was one of the most sensational book of the time, it instantly brought back Dostoyevsky's popularity, made him famous and for some time he was known as "House of the Dead's author". This novel is a forerunner of his famous "Crime and Punishment" and "The Brothers Karamazov". It led Dostoyevsky to include the theme of murder in his later works, a theme not found in any of his works preceding "The House of the Dead". Tolstoy called this work ''the finest work of all modern Russian literature''. Dostoyevsky wrote it after his release from prison and described, through a fictional narrative, the details of his own life in Siberia (in 1849 he was sentenced to four years at hard labour) and that of the prisoners incarcerated with him (usually using their real names). "The House of the Dead" was the first work in press about penal labor in the Russian Empire but it perfectly served public's interests of the time. Herzen referred to it as a frightening book ''this epoch left us... in its way a carmen horrendum, which will always adorn the exit from the dark reign of Nicholas, like Dante's superscription over the entrance''. In his letters Dostoyevsky was writing that he didn't lose time while in Siberia because he got to know Russian people (he was surrounded mostly by serfs and soldiers who tried to escape their hard life). Dostoyevsky had the idea for the book since he was in prison. He worked on the novel in 1859-1862. When the introduction and first chapter were published they were not censored. But the second chapter was investigated by Censor Committee that is why it wasn't published for some time. The reason was unusual - the Committee considered the prison's description could make the crime tempting as described punishment didn't seem as hard as it was supposed to. Later Dostoevsky started his own magazine 'Vremya' where he eventually published all chapters. Kilgour. №279.

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        Perpetuum Mobile or, a History of the Search for Self-Motive Power, from the 13th to the 19th Century [Author's own copy]. Illustrated from various authentic Sources, in Papers, Essays, Letters, Paragraphs, and numerous Patent Specifications.

      First Edition. Small Octavo. Frontispiece, XLI, 558 pages. Hardcover / Full leather with gilt lettering and rich ornament on spine and boards. All edges gilt. The author's own copy with his bookplate to the pastedown. Henry Dircks must have given his special bound "author's copy" away because the endpaper bears his inscription: "Dr.Waggett - With the author's compliments - May 1862". Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Includes the following chapters: Mathematics opposed to perpetual motion / Perpetual Motion defined / Inventions of the Marquis of Worcester and Councillor Orffyreus / Patents of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century / Early Papers from the Philosophical Transactions and Sir Robert Boyle - also the Paris Academy of Sciences with Notices of Communications to the Academy (1837-1856) / Remarks on Perpetual Motion derived from treatises on Natural Philosophy / Papers from Early Scientific and other Journals / With an Appendix: From "Theatrum Machinarum Generale" by Jacob Leupold / From John Bernoulli's works, 1742 / List of Belgian Patents 1854 to 1857 / Fictitious perpetual motions at the Polytechnic Institution / Professor Airy on certain conditions under which Perpetual Motion is possible //Henry Dircks FRSE FCS (26 August 1806 17 September 1873) was an English engineer who is considered to have been the main designer of the projection technique known as Pepper's ghost in 1858. It is named after John Henry Pepper who implemented a working version of the device in 1862. Dircks also investigated attempts at the invention of a perpetual motion device, writing that those who sought to create such a thing were "half-learned" or "totally ignorant". Dircks was born in Liverpool on 26 August 1806. He was apprenticed to a mercantile firm and spent much of his free time studying practical mechanics, chemistry, and literature. Around the mid-1820s he began lecturing about chemistry and electricity while writing literary articles in the local press and scientific papers in the Mechanics' Magazine and other journals. In 1837 he became a life member of the British Association, and afterwards contributed papers to its proceedings. Two years later he wrote a pamphlet regarding a proposed union of mechanics' and literary institutions. He also wrote a short treatise entitled "Popular Education, a series of Papers on the Nature, Objects, and Advantages of Mechanics' Institutions", first printed in Liverpool in 1840. He became a practical engineer, conducting railway, canal, and mining works, before progressing to the role of consulting engineer. He continued to investigate technologies and invent new devices, taking out several patents between 1840 and 1857. Dircks joined the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and other scientific bodies. In 1867 he was elected a full Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposer being William John McQuorn Rankine. In 1868 he was given an honorary degree (LL.D.) from Tusculum College in Tennessee. Dircks died in Brighton on 17 September 1873. (Wikipedia)

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        Eigenhändiger Brief m. Unterschrift. Muskau in der Oberlausitz, 6.XI.1859. 8vo. 1/2 Seite. Sowie eigenh. Gedicht m. U. 1 S. 8vo.

      An den Besitzer des Lithogr. Instituts, Herrn J. G. Bach in Leipzig. Dankt für ein Werk und kündigt seinen Beitrag für Januar an. - Achtzeiliges Gedicht "Kleine Naenie an die Sonne". Mit geprägt. Stempel "Bath". - Beiligend: Eigenhändiger Brief m. Unterschrift von der Tochter Marie Schefer. Muskau Ober-Lausitz, 30. April 1862. 8vo. 1 Seite. Über das Gedicht Ihres geliebten Vaters aus dem Nachlaß, das sie beilegt. Dankt für die Veröffentlichung eines Albums im Andenken an den Vater Leopold Schefer.

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        Die Rotation der runden Artillerie-Geschosse. Geschichtliche Entwickelung der Rotationsfrage seit dem Jahre 1737 und ihr gegenwärtiger Standpunkt

      Berlin 1862. Neutrales, titelloses HalbLn, 218 Seiten, 1 Faltblatt. Frakturschrift. Besitzvermerk. Lagerspuren, durchgehend leicht-stark stockig, ansonsten gut.

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        Adam Opel und sein Haus - Fünfzig Jahre der Entwicklung 1862 - 1912

      121 (2) S. mit ca. 200 zumeist kleinen (einige halb- und ganzseitig) Abbildungen, diese zeigen zum größten Teil die Produkte des Hauses Opel und davon wiederum zeigen die meisten Abbildungen Automobile bzw. Details von diesen, Originalbroschur mit Deckeltitel, Ränder leicht bestoßen, Buchblock jedoch fast neuwertig! = Seltene Festschrift des Fahrrad- und Automobilherstellers, der sich auch mit Näh- und Landwirtschaftmaschinen einen Namen machte =

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