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        [Mont Frumento]

      . Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Broadsheet (60 x 45 cm), with original mounted albumen silver print (36.5 x 25.8 cm).l Paul Marcellin Berthier (1822-1912) is regarded as one of the foremost French photographers of the 19th century, as well as an accomplished impressionist painter. He is principally known as a landscape and a portrait photographer (of, e.g., the French poet Lamartine), and as a landscape painter. His landscape photos are rare and sought-after, and are, for instance, included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This photograph is of geological importance, showing Monte Frumento on Sicily, which is situated on the flanks of Mount Etna, whose snow-covered top is seen in the background. This photo can be dated as from 1863-1865, as Berthier is known to have photographed the Etna volcano during and after its 1861-1865 eruptions. He did not visit the area after 1865. The 1866 volume of "Le tour du Monde", contains a series of papers by Elisee Reclus on the 1865 Etna eruption, illustrated with engravings after original photos by Berthier. Berthier's blindstamp below the photo, as caption. Some spotting, mainly in the margins..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        Traite de la Coloration des Pates a Papier

      1863. PIETTE, Louis. Traité de la Coloration des Pates a Papier précédé d'un Aperçu sur l'État actuel de la Fabrication du Papier et contenant un Assortiment d'Échantillons de Papier colorés. xvii, xxxiv, 189 pp. Illustrated with 229 mounted samples of coloured papers. 8vo., 220 x 135 mm, bound in publisher's purple pebbled cloth, spine gilt. Paris: au Bureau du Journal des Fabricants de Papier, 1863. |~||~||~||~| Second, Revised Edition of the seminal treatise on colouring paper pulp by Belgian author Maria Ludwig (Louis) Valentin Piette (1803-1862), this copy with a contemporary family provenance, presented by H. Piette (Magdalena Helena, 1815-64) to the Author's brother, Prosper Piette (1846-1928). Louis Piette began experimenting with papermaking in 1827, after taking over his father's paper factory in Dillingen, Prussia. Until the nineteenth century, paper was mostly made by breaking down rags into pulp; but as fabric supplies dwindled and technology advanced, papermakers tried new methods and materials, like straw - the main subject of Piette's treatise on paper, Die Fabrikation des Papieres aus Stroh und vielen andern Substanzen (1838) - to improve manufacture. A prolific, expert author on paper studies, Piette also published the Traite de la fabrication du papier (1831) at a time when Delalande's L'art de faire le papier was the only available text on the subject; and edited and published the Journal des Fabricants de Papier, a technical journal issued with many paper specimens, from France starting in 1854. For his publications and his advancement in the art of papermaking, Piette received numerous international awards. This book, printed in a limited edition of 250 copies, is also profusely illustrated with 229 paper samples illustrating as many tints, ranging in color from plain to blues, oranges, greens, pinks, reds, and black, each sample with its formula recorded below for easy reference by paper manufacturers. Of these, nos. 154 and 227 are torn in half (227 with the torn part tucked behind), and no. 108 with early ink writing. Spine faded and lightly rubbed, but a remarkable copy complete with all the samples. PROVENANCE: Prosper Piette, with his ink ownership inscription on front pastedown and his label in upper corner of title-page; and a family presentation inscription to him on the half title-page, from H[elena] Piette, with her signature dated 1 January 1864, as above.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA Y DE SUS INDIAS

      - Historia general de España y de sus Indias, desde los tiempos más remotos hasta nuestros días, tomada de las principales anales, crónicas y historias, que acerca de los sucesos ocurridos en nuestra patria se han escrito.- Madrid Librería Española- Barcelona, Librería Plus Ultra- La Habana, Librería de la Enciclopedia, Imprenta Luis Tasso, 1863-64; 6 tomos en 7 volúmenes en 4º menor holandesa, cortes pintados. 1º, frontis grabado, VIII-426 pp. 19 láminas. 2º, 587 pp. 15 láminas. 3º, 2hh. 658 pp. 10 láminas. 4º, 2 hh. 765 pp. 11 láminas. 5º 782 pp. 19 láminas. 6º en dos volúmenes 1º, 684 pp. 11 láminas 2º, 2 hh. página 685 a 1399 pp. 4 láminas. En total la obra tiene 90 láminas grabadas, algunas de ellas mapas a doble página. Palau: 101019

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Physiologische Studien über die Hemmungsmechanismen für die Reflexthätigkeit des Rückenmarks im Gehirne des Frosches.

      . Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1863, 8°, IV, 81 pp., Halbleinenband d.Zt.; St.a.Tit.. First edition of this extraordinarily rare treatise on the reflexes of the brain, a pioneer work on cerebral reflex activity. According to Sechenov, higher brain function, including any so-called voluntary act, was basically reflex in nature for it was a response to sensory stimulation which led to a motor act. "Thus the nervous system as a whole functioned exclusively by means of reflex activity: lower or spinal reflexes, and cerebral or "psychic" reflexes which included emotions and thoughts" (Clarke & O'Malley, p. 362). "Sechenov considered cerebral reflex activity the source of voluntary actions. Stimulations, according to him, arise in the peripheral sense organs and are mediated to the psychic realm, which determines the nature of muscular response. Absence of all senses would thus make psychic life impossible. However, the reflex activity itself is regulated by other cerebral centers (especially that in the mid-brain), which serve in an inhibitory capacity" (Haymaker & Schiller). - Sechenov (1829-1905), the father of Russian physiology, laid the foundation for the study of reflexes, animal and human behaviour, and neuroscience. He showed that brain activity is linked to electric currents and was the first to introduce electrophysiology. Among his discoveries was the cerebral inhibition of spinal reflexes, and described how the physiochemical factors in the environment of the cell are of equal if not greater importance. - - Garrison & Morton No. 1362; Rothschuh Nr. 1507

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        1863 NOCIONES DE AGRIMENSURA LEGAL DE LA ISLA DE CUBA. ESTEBAN PICHARDO. ACOMPAÑADO DE MANUSCRITOS

      LIBRERIA MILITAR 1863 - Debemos definir este ejemplar como un libro excepcional, no sólo por la rareza del ejemplar (que la tiene) si no porque el mismo perteneció a JOAQUIN VIGIL DE QUIÑONES, Alcalde la La Habana, Puerto Príncipe, Matanzas. el texto está repleto de anotaciones a pluma de esta personalidad pero lo más interesante es que junto a él se encuadernan decenas de recortes que amplian la ley del libro y un buen puñado de cartas manuscritas de dicha personalidad. AÑO 1863; HABANA, IMP. Y LIBRERIA MILITAR; RUSTICA; 4º MENOR, (24 X 16); 95 P. EJEMPLAR en PIEL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Miramar Rare Books Company]
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        Notes of a Cruise in H.M.S."Fawn" in the Western Pacific in the Year 1862

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas,, 1863. Octavo (219 × 141 mm). Contemporary black half calf by Harrison, Pall Mall, marbled boards, red morocco label, low, narrow bands milled in gilt, lozenges gilt to the compartments, marbled edges and endpapers. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 8 other similar plates, 4 engraved plates and one plan, 5 engraved illustrations to the text, and a folding engraved track chart. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, light browning and some foxing to the plates, but remains a very good copy, and well-presented.. First edition, this copy inscribed on the title page by the author to his son; "John Shapland Elliot from his very affectionate father THCH", and with later ownership inscription of "A.M. Daubeny (granddaughter) 1942". Loosely inserted photographic carte-de-visite of Captain Cator, captain of the ship, on whose photographs the plates are based, annotated to this effect verso. "The Fawn steamed out of Sydney harbour in May of 1862, headed for Auckland, New Zealand, which is described in the first chapter. Other sections describe visits to Norfolk, New Caledonia, Isle of Pines, Fiji, Samoa Niue, Pago Pago, and with a lengthy segment on the Pitcairn Islands. Hood provides much detail on native customs, and includes his thoughts on polygamy, cannibalism, agriculture, religion, child rearing and relations with whites. There is also an interesting account of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers of Norfolk Island. An excellent descriptive narrative touching on most of the major islands of the Western Pacific" (Hill).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autograph manuscript leaf of notes on the Polish question, taken from the notebook labelled "Exzerpte. Heft No 2".

      [London, 1863].. 4to (202 × 166 mm). 2 pp. (numbered 51 and 155) on a sheet of blue paper removed from a notebook, watermarked Chartham Mills Fine. 32 and 28 lines. Preserved in a custom-made chemise.. Marx's research notes towards a planned joint publication with Engels following the uprising in the Russian part of Poland in January 1863. "When in 1863 the January uprising broke out in the Russian part of Poland and a Prussian intervention on the side of the Tsar with the Russo-Prussian Alvensleben Convention (February 8th) appeared probable, Karl Marx saw a new era of European revolutions opened and a statement necessary. He and Friedrich Engels planned to write a manifesto on behalf of the London based German emigre Bildungsgesellschaft für Arbeiter as well as a more comprehensive and elaborate pamphlet to be titled 'Deutschland & Polen. Polit[isch]. milit[ärische]. Betrachtungen bei Gelegenheit des polnischen Aufstands von 1863'" (Götz Langkau, IISG). Though ultimately abandoned due to poor health and, implicitly, the waning revolutionary prospects of the insurrection, Marx spent the early months of 1863 filling a notebook with extracts from the daily press, and two exercise books with extracts and notes from a variety of diplomatic sources, historical surveys and political pamphlets covering Polish-Prussian-Russian relations from the early 18th century, and various drafts of the intended historical survey, more or less elaborated and covering mainly events of the 18th century up to the Congress of Vienna. The present leaf, removed from the second exercise book headed "Exzerpte, Heft No 2 (Politischer, nicht zum Heft gehöriger Dreck)", approximately 750 words in length, contains notes about Russia's German policy between Austerlitz and the Vienna congress. - Final line of page 51 very slightly smudged, the inner edge of the leaf unevenly trimmed, in very good condition. We are indebted to Götz Langkau of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam for his report on this leaf, available upon request. - Published, from a photocopy held by the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History, in: Beiträge zur Geschichte der polnischen Frage (Manuskripte aus den Jahren 1863-1864), Warsaw, 1986, pp. 870-875, in parallel German and Polish text.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Galerie complète des tableaux des peintres les plus célèbres : Raphaël. - Oeuvres complètes de Raphaël Sanzio

      First Edition. Illustrated book of 355 engraved plates reproducing the works of Raphael. Dos imaged with gaps, tears and marginal gaps on the dishes, some small interior foxing. Rare together. Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie Paris 1863 24,5x32,5cm 3 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Einst und Jetzt. Album, Steiermarks sämmtliche interessante Schlösser, Burgruinen, Städte, Märkte, Kirchen und Klöster enthaltend. Ein vaterländisches Bilderwerk. Nach der Natur aufgenommen, auf Stein gezeichnet und herausgegeben. I. bis III. Band sowie eingebundenem Ergänzungsband.

      Graz, Selbstverlag, 1863 - 1865.. 3 Bde. Gr.-Quer-8°. 4 n.n. + 57 + Tafeln [73], 58 S. + Tafeln [90], 60 S. + Tafeln [100] + 4 n.n. + 12 + 6 S. + Tafeln [30]. Priv. Hld. der Zeit.. N/W III, 536: es fehlen die Tafel 82 des 1. Bd. (Graz 1647) und Tafel 69 des 2. Bd. (6 Ansichten Greiseneck etc.). Zusätzlich eingebunden in Band 2 eine Tafel mit 8 Ansichten (Gradisch bis Zschakaturn) und eine Tafel mit vier Ansichten (Sauritsch, Külbel, Schmierenberg und Schwamberg). Im dritten Band ist die Tafel 84, in eine Tafel mit drei Ansichten (Stättenberg, Forchtenstein, Drakenberg) und eine mit vier Ansichten eingebunden. Einige Tafeln sind verbunden innerhalb der Bände. Mit den drei Titelblättern und den beiden Porträts, wie häufiger fehlt der Titel zum Ergänzungsband. - Ebd. fleckig, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Teilweise mit Prägestempel. Gute Expl. - Tonlithographien.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        "De Actie Wereld op Haar einde". (The end of the stock world).

      . Kupferstich aus der Folge "Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", auf Bütten. 30,4:38,5 cm. Literatur: F. Muller, De Nederlandsche Geschiedenis en Platen. Benedeneerde Beschrijving van Nederlandsche Historieplaten. Amsterdam 1863, 3602; Stephens/George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Dept. of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 Bde. London, 1870, 1687. - Ausgezeichneter, klarer Druck mit breitem umlaufenden Rand, geglätteter vertikaler Mittelfalte, Randeinrissen, gering fleckig.. Bei der Darstellung handelt es sich um eine Satire auf die holländische Finanzkrise im Jahre 1720.

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        Mariquita

      London: Emily Faithfull, Victoria Press, 1863. First edition. Publisher's original full beige morocco with elaborate gilt-stamped design on both covers by John Leighton. Mounted frontispiece photograveure in tint, A.E.G. An important book, being one of the first books ever produced by a woman publisher. Emily Faithfull and the Victoria Press employed up to 19 teenage girls and began printing a law magazine and various volumes of poetry in prose and later the Vicotria Magazine. In 1862 the firm was appointed Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Queen Victoria (present copy bears this imprint). The "List of Names" (list of subscribers) gives the publication number of this morocco edition to be only 117 copies! A superb copy with minimal edgewear, spine slightly darkened.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Herculanum et Pompei: Recueil General des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques, etc., 8 Vols

      Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, fils et C., 1863. Very good condition, foxing throughout, most pronounced on early pages, not bad in the middle/end. Rare complete set with all 8 volumes, vol 8 is on erotica.

      [Bookseller: david morrison books]
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        Traditions et Souvenirs ou MEMOIRES touchant le temps et la vie du Général Auguste Colbert (1793-1809), -

      Firmin Didot 1863 -, Paris - 3 tomes. In-8 Tome 1: 413 pp. Tome 2: 365 pp. Tome 3: 432 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge. Dos à nerfs richement orné de caissons dorés. Tranches mouchetées. Mouillures claires. Avec cartes dépliantes. 3 tomes sur 5. Très bon état. EDITION ORIGINALE de ce rare témoignage que le marquis Napoléon-Joseph Colbert de Chabanais (1805-1883), consacra à son père le général Auguste-François-Marie Colbert de Chabanais (1777-1809), sur de la Guerre de Vendée, les campagnes d'Allemagne et d'Italie, l'Expédition d'Égypte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Les Misérables In Three Volumes

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863. Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Unknown.

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        Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi

      London -Beadle and Company, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limitedcollection of short stories detailing stories from travelling and exploration in North America. 'Legends of the Missouri and Mississppi' contains part one of three. Edward Sylvester Ellis (April 11, 1840 June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, wear to extremities with rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing and age toning to the first and last few pages but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        L'Ingenieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduction de Louis Viardot. Avec les dessins de Gustave Dore. Graves par Pisan.

      Paris, Hachette, 1863. 2 Bände. 2 Bll., XXIII, 459 S, II; 2 Bll., 515, II. Mit 2 gestochenen Frontispizen, 118 Holzstichtafeln und 257 Textvignetten nach Gustave Dore. Rote Lederbände der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Deckelfileten und aufwendiger Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.. Erste Ausgabe. - Kanten, Ecken und Gelenke etwas berieben, die ersten und letzten Blätter leicht braunfleckig bzw. gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Tom Cringle's Log

      1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Tom Cringle's nautical adventures in the West Indies. Numerous illustrated plates throughout depicting life at sea and island living in the 1820's. Michael Scott was a British author and autobiographer who wrote under the pseudonym of Tome Cringle. The adventures are based on Scott's own travels and the incidents he experienced during his time in Jamaica. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound with some marks to boards and rubbing to head and tail of spine. Front joint starting but firm. Ink inscription to front free end paper. Leather spine plate is lifting. Internally, firmly bound with scattered spotting to end papers, otherwise bright and clean. Overall GOOD..

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Kopenhagen, 17. XII. 1863.. 3 S., 8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "Von 1815 bis 1818 studierte er in Kiel und Kopenhagen. Er begleitete Hans Christian Oersted und Lauritz Esmarch (1765-1842) bei der mineralogischen Untersuchung von Bornholm. 1820 promovierte er in Kiel zum Dr. phil. mit einer Arbeit Über Mangan'. 1822 wurde er an der Universität Kopenhagen Dozent und 1823 Lektor der Chemie und Mineralogie. Seit 1825 war er Mitglied der Königlich Dänischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 1829 wurde er Professor für Chemie und Mineralogie an der neu gegründeten polytechnischen Schule und Professor für Mineralogie an der Seeakademie in Kopenhagen [...]. 1851, nach dem Tod Oersteds, übernahm er dessen Posten als Direktor der polytechnischen Schule und Sekretär der Akademie. Im Jahr 1860 wurde er zum Mitglied der Leopoldina gewählt. 1865 publizierte ein Werk über die Zusammensetzung des Seewassers, das als ein Meilenstein der chemischen Ozeanographie gilt. Er führte den Begriff Salinität ein und identifizierte im Seewasser bereits 27 Elemente. Er behauptete, dass die Salinität in den einzelnen Meeren zwar variiere, die relativen Mengenverhältnisse der einzelnen Bestandteile aber konstant blieben" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Knickspur. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Lose Blätter enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrtstreibende

      Vegesack: No publisher/printer Small 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). viii, 295, [1] pp., 2 folding plates.. 1863 Loose sheets containing pointers to Skippers" is the translation of the title of this compendium of information for ships' captains. The information is for ports in Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific Islands, and elsewhere. The hints include advice on customs forms, winds, hazards, signals, etc. => One of the two folding plates is partially in color, very large, and shows signals and light houses; the other shows coastlines. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, and KVK locate => only one copy worldwide (in Hesse, Germany). . Late-19th-century half leather with mottled paper sides, rubbing overall and joints (outside) starting to crack but volume still strong. Some foxing and brown staining, but not serious; "signals" plate with a stain that may be oil into frame touching text but not images. A good++ copy of a most uncommon book.

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        DES RAPPORTS DE L'HOMME AVEC LE DEMON - EN 6 VOLUMES ; DU TOME PREMIER AU TOME SIXIEME.

      GAUME FRERE ET J. DUPREY 1863 - R320059994: 576 + 542 + 628 + 628 + 704 + 894 Tampon sur les pages de titre - Renfort adhesif au dos - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 844-Essais [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        History of West Point, and its Military Importance during the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy

      New York: D. Van Nostrand; London: Sampson Low, Son 1863 - 8vo., publisher's half calf binding lettered in gilt; marbled boards, endpapers, and edges; raised bands; intricate gilt spine decorations; tender hinges; enclosed in a custom built folding box. First edition, with 36 illustrations, including fold-out frontispiece (9 x 30 inches) of West Point by lithographer Julius Bien and 2 fold-maps, along with charts and diagrams; pages xvii, (1), 9-408. (Sabin 7150; Howes B678.) From the library of Ulysses S. Grant, with the West Point alumnus’s annotations on the front endpaper and pages i, 16, 17, 89, 186, 187, 189, 190, 193, 200, and 201. ---- Published in late 1863, Boynton’s “History of West Point” received laudatory reviews and generated respectable sales, prompting the New York publisher David Van Nostrand to reprint the work in 1864, 1866, and 1871. The “North American Review,” for one, commended Boynton for championing the academy as “the great mother of our future educational development in arms.” The timing of his publication proved critical, for the Senate had recently debated abolishing West Point, largely because continued Union defeats had produced an outcry to remove incompetent top brass, the majority being academy graduates. What Boynton accomplished in print by furnishing irrefutable historical rationales to validate the school’s existence, West Pointers like Generals George G. Meade and Grant achieved that year through “judicious generalship.” Boynton’s work and Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg would subdue the most bitter of academy critics. ----- At some point, Grant acquired this copy of “History of West Point” for his personal library. The 1843 academy graduate extensively annotated the volume, providing ample evidence of his abiding interest in the school. For example, Grant made endpaper notations and marked sections pertaining to British-Indian relations during the American Revolution, the creation of a naval department at West Point, and severe reductions of army personnel after the War of 1812, owing to the diminished aggressions of hostile Native Americans and foreign powers. In another instance, Grant underscored a passage from Washington’s final State of the Union Address concerning the future security of the country. (When war becomes unavoidable, said the first president, a nation’s “inadequate stock of military knowledge” would impair the “energy of its character” and “hazard its safety” – a stark warning upon which Grant would amplify in his memoirs when arguing that to “maintain peace in the future it is necessary to be prepared for war.”) Grant also identified pronouncements by Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson that regarded constitutional issues impacting the establishment of West Point, not to mention an introductory quotation by General Winfield Scott emphasizing the integral role academy graduates had played during the Mexican War, both as conquerors and as peacemakers. Provenance: From the estate of Ulysses S. Grant, included in Sotheby's January 18, 19, 2001, sale, lot 126. The late Grant scholar and Sotheby’s consultant John Y. Simon described this remarkable association copy as “the smoking gun of honest conviction.” [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      London, 24. IX. 1863.. 2 S., 4°.. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Frankland synthetisierte metallorganische Verbindungen und führte den Begriff der Sättigungskapazität in die organische Chemie ein. Die Sättigungskapazität war der gedankliche Vorläufer der Valenz. Frankland gehörte auch zu den Entdeckern des Heliums. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Einige Knickspuren u. Randeinrisse. - Frankiert mit einer Dreierreihe "Two Pence Blue". -

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        New Commentaries on the Laws of England

      London, Butterworths, 1863.. The fifth Edition by Henry St. James Stephen. 4 Bde. 8vo. (1:) LVII, 736 S.; (2:) XII, 712 S.; (3:) XII, 759 S.; (4:) XI, 707 S. Zeitgenössische braune Leinenbände mit gedruckten, aufgeklebten Rückenschild.. Henry John Stephen (1787-1864) valled to the Bar in 1815 but made little headway professionally. He became a member of the common law commission of 1828 and may have been offered a Judgeship. In 1834 he published in 1841 his New Commentaries on the Law of England, partly founded on BLACKSTONE but with extensive additions, and really an original work. Many other editions have been published by later editors, extensively altering the original work. Latterly he became a commissioner of bankruptcy at Bristol but never attained the professional position with his abilities merited.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift ("Hahn")

      Syra, 13. XII. 1863.. 4 S., 4°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Hahn besuchte des Gymnasiums in Mainz und studierte von 1828 bis 1832 Rechtswissenschaften in Gießen und Heidelberg. Hahn betreute das preußische Konsulat in Athen, bevor man ihn durch Vermittlung Prokesch-Ostens 1851 zum Konsul in Syra und 1869 zum Generalkonsul in Athen ernannte. Hahn gilt als Begründer der Albanien-Forschung und wies u.a. die Zugehörigkeit des Albanischen zur indogermanischen Sprachfamilie nach. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Knickspuren u. kl. Randeinrisse. -

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        New Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Butterworths,, London, 1863 - The fifth Edition by Henry St. James Stephen. 4 Bde. London, Butterworths, 1863. 8vo. (1:) LVII, 736 S.; (2:) XII, 712 S.; (3:) XII, 759 S.; (4:) XI, 707 S. Zeitgenössische braune Leinenbände mit gedruckten, aufgeklebten Rückenschild. Henry John Stephen (1787-1864) valled to the Bar in 1815 but made little headway professionally. He became a member of the common law commission of 1828 and may have been offered a Judgeship. In 1834 he published in 1841 his New Commentaries on the Law of England, partly founded on BLACKSTONE but with extensive additions, and really an original work. Many other editions have been published by later editors, extensively altering the original work. Latterly he became a commissioner of bankruptcy at Bristol but never attained the professional position with his abilities merited. Zeitgenössische braune Leinenbände mit gedruckten, aufgeklebten Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des mollusques de l'Ile de la Reunion (Bourbon).

      . Paris, Dentu, 1863. 8vo. Half title, title page with engraved vignette, 148 [4, 144] pp., 14 lithographed plates [numbered XXVII-XLI], all but one hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary green embossed cloth with gilt title on the spine. Mint endpapers, speckled edges.l Very uncommon (Junk cat. 278: "scarce") work published as part of L. Maillard's "Notes sur l'Ile de la Reunion" (hence the odd plate numbering), and usually found as "Extrait", as is this copy. Gerard Paul Deshayes (1796-1875) was one of the foremost French malacologists and many of his works are beautifully illustrated. This catalogue has the fine plates engraved by E. Levasseur, arguably one of the best engravers from this period. Many species described here were new. Some very light spotting; the plates in this copy are the cleanest we have ever seen. Nissen ZBI, 2652 (under Maillard); Ryckebusch 5445-5446..

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        Rime of the Ancient Mariner

      London: Art-Union of London, 1863. First edition. Large oblong elephant folio. Original maroon flexible boards, gilt design and lettering on cover. Illustrated title page and twelve exquisite full-page illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. 12 pages of text preceding plates. Front cover with water damage, internally clean and bright. A very scarce and enormously atttractive work.

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.,

      London, 1855-1863. - Umfang- und inhaltsreiche Briefe an den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - „[.] The object of my writing to you now is this - I (with Mr. Dale) am making experiments of many liquids [.]" (15. VII. 1862). - „Gladstone studierte am University College London und an der Universität Gießen. 1850 wurde er Dozent für Chemie am St Thomas' Hospital und 1853 bereits im Alter von 26 Jahren zum ‚Fellow of the Royal Society‘ ernannt. 1858 begann er mit Thomas Pelham Dale, nach dem Vorgang von Marcelin Berthelot [.], die Arbeiten über das Brechungsvermögen flüssiger Substanzen. Sie ersetzen den Ausdruck von Newton (aus 1666) durch die einfachere Formel (n - l)/d, die von der Temperatur wenig beeinflusst wird, jedoch bei Änderung des Aggregatzustandes der Substanz versagt. Er war von 1874 bis 1877 Fullerian Professor of Chemistry an der Royal Institution und von 1874 bis 1876 Präsident der Physical Society. Von 1877 bis 1879 war er Präsident der Chemical Society. 1897 wurde er mit der Davy-Medaille ausgezeichnet" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        New Historical War Map / Historical and Military Map of the Border and Southern States. 1863

      Phelps & Watson, New York - New Historical war map (narrative of a hundred battles and skirmishes) 6 3/4" X 4 1/2". With a magnificent 24"X24" colored fold out map showing the battles with a red star. Stiff wrappers with a cloth spine. Pictorial front cover, Adverts on rear cover. Rare. Reference,Civil War Maps No. 43.8. (Note - I believe there is a typo in the description as the reference is to 10 battles & skirmishes rather than 100).A beautiful copy of a rare pamphlet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Naturalist on the River Amazons

      London: John Murray, 1863. Contemporary half green morocco. Very Good. 8vo (19.2 x 12.3 cm). 2 vols. Bound in half green morocco with green pebble boards. Spine has raised bands with gilt decoration. Title in gilt on red morocco label; author and volume stamped in gilt in separate panels. Wear to hinges, some loss to ends of spine and corners. Collation: Vol. 1 - ix, 351 pp. + folding map and engraved frontispiece; Vol. 2 - vi, 423 pp. Folding map & 8 plates with illustrations in the text, one of which is full page. Minor foxing present in a few preliminaries of both volumes. Vol. 1 has some localized gutter stain affecting clear area near the bottom of frontispiece and title page. The remaining text and plates are very good. There is a cut out copy of the obituary for Bates that appeared in the Times on 17 Feb. 1892 pasted on marble front paste down and free end paper of volume 1. Wood(p.225) describes Bates travels as ?"The first edition of a famous work-the results of travels during the years 1848-59, when 14,712 natural history specimens were collected, 8,000 being new to science, 360 species of birds were collected-being named by Dr. Sclater.?" Bates was a self-educated man who had a keen interest and support for Darwin and the theory of evolution. Bates narrative in these two volumes is an excellent example of great naturalist writing. This is one of the most amazing and enriching explorations conducted in the 19th century in which Wallace participated for a time. Bates?' collection of specimens was unparalleled and offered the scientific community a window into the marvelous natural history of the Amazon river and environs. (Howgego, B14)

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        Archiv für Theorie und Praxis des allgemeinen deutschen HandelsrechtsForts. ---> Archiv für Theorie und Praxis des allgemeinen deutschen Handels- und Wechselrechts Bände 1-25, 27-38 sowie 2 Registerbände für die Bände 1-15 und 16-25

      zunächst Arnold dann Heymann Verlag 1863-1878, Leipzig - in 41 Halblederbänden der Zeit, 8°, Exemplar gestempelt, etwa 10 Einbände etwas stärker berieben, 1 Band mit Fehlstelle, innen gutes Exemplar de 20000 Buch

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        Province of Canada Land Grant to Northern Railway of Canada in the Village Plot of Amsterdam in the County of York (West Gwillimbury Township)

      Province of Canada, Québec 1863 - 15-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, agetoned, some spotting, small 1/4 inch hole near but not touching Monck signature and creases, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail.Northern Railway of Canada?Village Plot of Amsterdam in the County of York?Eight dollars and twenty five cents?Five acres and a half?That part of the Village Plot of Amsterdam, one chain width, set off and taken by the Northern Railway Company of Canada between Lot number Twelve in the Old survey of the said village. Plot and the South Boundary thereof for the purposes of their road and as located at the date of this Grant through the said Village Plot? The Northern Railway of Canada was a historical Canadian railway located in the province of Ontario. It was eventually acquired by the Grand Trunk Railway, and is therefore a predecessor to the modern Canadian National Railway. The railway was originally known as the Toronto, Simcoe & Lake Huron, but soon became the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron, both names referring to the three lakes the railway connected. The line ran roughly north out of Toronto to Newmarket, then northeast to Bradford and Allandale (now part of Barrie) before turning west to Collingwood. WikipediaThe town plot of Amsterdam was said to have first been surveyed in 1837, and there are registered plans for it dated 1854 and 1866 in the York Region Land Registry Office in Newmarket. It was located on part lots 19-20 in Concession 2 West Gwillimbury Township, which was later shown in the 1878 Miles Atlas for York County as part of "North King Township." That map (p. 32) shows the line of the Northern Railway cutting across these lots, towards a couple of sawmills on the Holland River. The surrounding land was owned by Thompson Smith. The village was later re-named as Manheim. It didn't develop into a settlement (due to its remote location?), and it reverted back to township lots which were patented by the nearby lumber company in 1869.Charles Stanley Monck was the last Governor General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. Prior to Confederation he was concurrently Lieutenant Governor of both Canada West and Canada East. Lord Monck served as the Governor of the province of Canada and the Governor General of British North America from 1861 to 1867. Lord Monck worked hard to build Confederation. His efforts to unite and stabilize the young country were recognized with his appointment to the position of Canada's first Governor General in 1867.Andrew Russell, Assistant Commissioners of Crown Lands for the Province of Canada 18 July 1857, to 30 June 1867.Edmund Allen Meredith (1817-1899) CMG, LL.D., M.A., was Under Secretary of State for Canada; a prison reformer, writer, president of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec and the third principal of McGill University from 1846 to 1853. Meredith is best remembered for his role in prison reform, of which he was an active exponent. He also founded the Ottawa Art Association, served as President of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, the Park Lawn Tennis Club (Toronto), the Civil Service Board, the Ottawa Literary and Scientific Society, and Vice-President of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto, and finally the part-time position in retirement as Vice-President of the Toronto Loans and Assurance Company (a.k.a. Toronto General Trusts). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LE LEGENDE DE SAINTE URSULE

      Chez L'Auteur, Paris 1863 - Quarto. 218p [ii]. Illustrated with frontispiece, dedication, and 23 numbered plates in brilliant chromolithography by Hangard-Mauge, Paris. An additional plate in monochrome by Lemercier. All text pages with elaborate historiated borders and frames. Text in French by J.B. Dutton. Binding signed with an monogram that we cannot decipher dated 1922. Full black morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the spine and covers with embossed designs. Scattered light foxing, all else fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poems and Letters.

      Printed at the Chiswick Press, London 1863 - XVI - 415 pp. y 4 láminas, cada una con una fotografía original pegada.Muy buena encuadernación a plena piel, fileteada en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cantos fileteados. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. Cortes dorados. Size: 29 x 23 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of England From the Accession of James I to the Commonwealth and Protectorate - 1603-1656. 16 Volume Set

      London : Hurst & Blackett, 1863-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 Volumes. Fine binding. London : Hurst & Blackett, 1863-1901. Maps, some folding. Bound in early 20th-century 3/4 burgundy morocco. Red cloth boards. Gilt lettering and ruling to spine. 5 raised bands. TEG. Light wear to extremities. Owners bookplates to front pastedown and FEP. Clean, unmarked pages. A handsome set. Provenance: Armorial book plate of William Garth. Garth's library of fine books was sold by Sotheby's in May 28 1923. (Catalogue of valuable books, chiefly of the nineteenth century). Additional book plate of Bookplate of Robert Wylie Lloyd, (1868â€?"1958), entomologist, collector and pioneer mountaineer. Lloyd was the Director of Christie's. Contents: [V. 1-2] The accession of James I to the disgrace of Chief Justice Coke, 1603-1616 --[v. 3-4] Prince Charles and the Spanish Marriage, 1617-1623 --[v. 5-6] ...The Duke of Buckingham and Charles I, 1624-1628 --[v. 7-8] The personal government of Charles I ..., 1628-1637 [V. 9-10] The fall of the monarchy of Charles I, 1637-1649 [i.e. 1642] --[v. 11-13] History of the Great Civil War, 1642-1649 --[v. 14-16] History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660 [i.e. 1656] This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Salmon Chase sends a beautifully signed Abraham Lincoln document while calling for vengeance after the Fort Pillow Massacre: "I trust that the slaughter at Fort Pillow will not be permitted to go unpunished ? It would do something towards the prevention of it, if the President would revoke his Amnesty Proclamation and insist upon putting colored soldiers upon the same footing with all the rest-"

      "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Abraham Lincoln,"" 1 page, 14"" x 11"", Washington, September 11, 1863, appointing Delano F. Smith as a ""Tax Commissioner for the District of Tennessee. Countersigned by Salmon P. Chase (""SP Chase"") as Secretary of the Treasury. Separated folds expertly repaired on verso, light toning along folds and minor pinholes at intersections, else very good with a dark and bold signature by Lincoln. Offered together with Chase's original letter of transmittal, an Autograph Letter Signed, ""SP Chase,"" 1 page, 7"" x 10"" on Treasury Department letterhead, Washington, May 9, 1864, to Smith, enclosing the above-mentioned commission, apologizing for the delay in sending it, and expressing his horror at the Fort Pillow Massacre and calling for vengeance. Expected folds, very light soiling, else fine. Chase opens his letter of enclosure opens with an apology for the nine month delay in securing Smith's appointment: ""Through some inadvertence in the Internal Revenue Bureau at the Executive Mansion your nomination was not sent to the Senate as soon as it should have been. It was sent at last, however, and has been confirmed, as has also the nomination of Mr. Ferry."" Due to the sharp drop in international commerce following the outbreak of the Civil War, Congress passed and Lincoln enacted the Revenue Act in July 1862, which created a Commissioner of Internal Revenue to collect income taxes to replace lost revenue from import duties. Designed as a emergency wartime measure, it was the first time the federal government taxed income. Yet only about ten percent of Americans ever paid any tax as only annual incomes over $800 were taxed (later dropped to $600), exempting most wage earners. The act, which was to remain in force for ten years, was not renewed upon its expiration in 1872. The Treasury Secretary, a staunch opponent of slavery, then offers his thoughts on the recent massacre of United States Colored Troops by Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederates at Fort Pillow, Tennessee on April 12, 1864, just to the north of Memphis where Smith, his correspondent was then living: ""I trust that the slaughter at Fort Pillow will not be permitted to go unpunished. In my judgment the highest officers in the rebel service now in our hands should be made to pay the penalty for this outrage. - It would do something towards the prevention of it, if the President would revoke his Amnesty Proclamation and insist upon putting colored soldiers upon the same footing with all the rest-"" The Battle of Fort Pillow was part of a Confederate raid led Nathan Bedford Forrest conducted behind Union lines in Tennessee and Kentucky. On April 12, 1864, Forrest's men surrounded and attacked a garrison of white and black soldiers at Fort Pillow Tennessee. When the Union garrison was overwhelmed by Forrest's superior numbers and toward the end of the day, many black soldiers who attempted to surrender were reported to have been summarily shot. The incident at Fort Pillow galvanized public opinion, especially among those who vehemently opposed slavery and led to calls in the press for an official response. On May 3, 1864, Lincoln had polled his cabinet for opinions on how to react to the news of these atrocities. Chase recommended that the President enforce his Order of Retaliation of July 30, 1863 that called for the execution of a Confederate P.O.W. in exchange for every Union prisoner killed in violation of the laws of war. On May 6, Chase read his opinion to Lincoln in a Cabinet meeting which offered a more nuanced expression of this thoughts in his letter to Smith two days later: ""It does not seem probable that the selection for execution of equal numbers would so surely arrest the perpetration of such atrocities as those of Fort Pillow as would the selection an equivalent number of officers of high rank: for the Slaveholding class, which furnishes such officers, holds but very cheap the lives of the nonslaveholding classes which furnish the privates. I think, therefore, that among the rebel prisoners of highest rank, now held by the United States, there should be taken a number, equivalent, according to the rules of exchange, to the number of officers & men murdered at Fort Pillow & that notice of the selection should be given by the Lieutenant General to the General Commanding the rebel armies, accompanied by a demand for information whether the Fort Pillow murders are sanctioned by the rebel authorities. Should an affirmative answer be returned or should it become otherwise manifest that those atrocities will not be disavowed but repeated, then the pledge given by the order of July 30, 1863 should be promptly and decisively redeemed."" (Salmon P. Chase to Abraham Lincoln, May 6, 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress). The same day that Chase and his fellow cabinet officers offered their opinions, Lincoln began to draft an order to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, observing, among other things, that, ""That the insurgents having refused to exchange, or to give any account or explanation in regard to colored soldiers of the United States captured by them, a number of insurgent prisoners equal to the number of such colored soldiers supposed to have been captured by said insurgents will, from time to time, be assigned and set aside, with reference to such captured colored soldiers, and will, if the insurgents assent, be exchanged for such colored soldiers; but that if no satisfactory attention shall be given to this notice, by said insurgents, on or before the first day of July next, it will be assumed by the government of the United States, that said captured colored troops shall have been murdered, or subjected to Slavery, and that said government will, upon said assumption, take such action as may then appear expedient and just. [read executions]"" Likely becoming distracted by developments during Grant's drive toward Richmond (the Battle of the Wilderness was in its second deadly day on May 6), Lincoln never completed his orders to Stanton, nor submitted them to the Secretary. Born in Litchfield, New York, and educated at the Clinton Liberal Institute, Delano T. Smith (1830-1905) studied law and was admitted to the bar in Albany in 1852. He then traveled west to Dixon, Illinois, where he briefly practiced law. Within three years, Smith moved to Minnesota and became a prominent political figure in the Republican party, representing the state in both the house and senate. He specialized in financial matters, and as a result was highly recommended to serve as auditor for the US Treasury Department under Salmon Chase during Lincoln's first administration. Although he lost out on this position, Smith was later appointed to the office of US Direct Tax Commissioner of the state of Tennessee, which involved collecting taxes from the rebel states. Smith held this position from 1863-1865, when he resigned and moved to New York to work in real estate. Smith also worked with his brother to promote the first subway in New York City, known as the Arcade Railway. However, in 1869, he decided to move west to Marshalltown, IA, where he again worked in real estate and engaged in farming and stock raising at his farm known as Highland Home. Smith remained in Marshalltown until his death on May 10, 1905. "

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        Arringhe Officiose.

      1863 - Neapolitan Courtroom Procedure Dattino, Giambattista. Arringhe Officiose. Naples: Tipografia All'Insegna del Diogene, 1863. 376 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt, title, fillets and ornaments to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * Only edition located. This is a handbook for lawyers on courtroom procedure. It also addresses forensics, rhetoric and other matters pertaining to speaking in court. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard University). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Province of Canada Land Grant to Northern Railway of Canada in the Village Plot of Amsterdam in the County of York (West Gwillimbury Township)

      Québec: Province of Canada, 1863. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 15-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, agetoned, some spotting, small 1/4 inch hole near but not touching Monck signature and creases, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...Northern Railway of Canada…Village Plot of Amsterdam in the County of York…Eight dollars and twenty five cents…Five acres and a half…That part of the Village Plot of Amsterdam, one chain width, set off and taken by the Northern Railway Company of Canada between Lot number Twelve in the Old survey of the said village. Plot and the South Boundary thereof for the purposes of their road and as located at the date of this Grant through the said Village Plot… The Northern Railway of Canada was a historical Canadian railway located in the province of Ontario. It was eventually acquired by the Grand Trunk Railway, and is therefore a predecessor to the modern Canadian National Railway. The railway was originally known as the Toronto, Simcoe & Lake Huron, but soon became the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron, both names referring to the three lakes the railway connected. The line ran roughly north out of Toronto to Newmarket, then northeast to Bradford and Allandale (now part of Barrie) before turning west to Collingwood. WikipediaThe town plot of Amsterdam was said to have first been surveyed in 1837, and there are registered plans for it dated 1854 and 1866 in the York Region Land Registry Office in Newmarket. It was located on part lots 19-20 in Concession 2 West Gwillimbury Township, which was later shown in the 1878 Miles Atlas for York County as part of "North King Township." That map (p. 32) shows the line of the Northern Railway cutting across these lots, towards a couple of sawmills on the Holland River. The surrounding land was owned by Thompson Smith. The village was later re-named as Manheim. It didn't develop into a settlement (due to its remote location?), and it reverted back to township lots which were patented by the nearby lumber company in 1869.Charles Stanley Monck was the last Governor General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. Prior to Confederation he was concurrently Lieutenant Governor of both Canada West and Canada East. Lord Monck served as the Governor of the province of Canada and the Governor General of British North America from 1861 to 1867. Lord Monck worked hard to build Confederation. His efforts to unite and stabilize the young country were recognized with his appointment to the position of Canada's first Governor General in 1867.Andrew Russell, Assistant Commissioners of Crown Lands for the Province of Canada 18 July 1857, to 30 June 1867.Edmund Allen Meredith (1817-1899) CMG, LL.D., M.A., was Under Secretary of State for Canada; a prison reformer, writer, president of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec and the third principal of McGill University from 1846 to 1853. Meredith is best remembered for his role in prison reform, of which he was an active exponent. He also founded the Ottawa Art Association, served as President of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, the Park Lawn Tennis Club (Toronto), the Civil Service Board, the Ottawa Literary and Scientific Society, and Vice-President of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto, and finally the part-time position in retirement as Vice-President of the Toronto Loans and Assurance Company (a.k.a. Toronto General Trusts).

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        Fototipia con firma autografa del musicista Pietro Mascagni (Livorno, 1863-1945).

      - Fotografia a stampa su cartoncino rigido, in formato cm.22,7x15,7, con ritratto a mezzobusto e la dicitura "S.E. Pietro Mascagni - Accademico d'Italia". Al margine in basso, con data Genova, 4 gennaio 1934, è apposta la dedica autografa "All'egregio Prof.Fossati Gino, P.Mascagni". Firma ben chiara. 100 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tales of All Countries [Second Series]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Near Fine to Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of this rather scarce short story collection, bound in 3/4 blue half-leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (tiny rubs to board and spine corners); a collection of nine short stories previously separately published in various periodicals. One of the scarcer of Trollope's titles, Tales of All Countries (Second Series) is placed by Sadleir as the first entry in his "B" section of Trollope scarcities. (Sadleir divided Trollope's works into 4 categories of scarcity, "A" being scarcest and "D" being the most common.) Sadleir states in his Trollope bibliography: "This book holds a high place in the schedule of Trollope rarities. Undoubtedly the publishers found that the First Series of Tales of All Countries did not sell as well as they expected, and, therefore, having come regretfully to the conclusion that 'Trollope's popularity was as a novelist and not as a short-story writer, they placated their important author by publishing the book on the same terms as the First Series, but - I suspect - safeguarded themselves by printing fewer copies than they were legally entitled to do." A nice copy of a scarce Trollope printed in considerably fewer numbers than were most of Trollope's works.

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        THE WILD FLOWERS OF GREAT BRITAIN Botanically and popularly described, with copious notices of their history and uses. With original plates drawn and coloured from nature, by Charlotte Gower.

      London, Journal of Horticulture, 1863-1880. In-8 p. (mm. 209x133), 11 voll., tela coeva con cerniere restaur., tit. oro al dorso. L'opera presenta una importante e bella raccolta di 924 tavv. litografate a colori che illustrano altrettante specie di fiori selvatici della Gran Bretagna. Ogni tav. è accompagnata da una dettagliata descrizione. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Nissen, p. 83. Solo il 1° vol. con lievi uniformi arross., altrim. esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States, 1863 Revised and Enlarged with a New and Copious Index

      Richmond, VA: J.W. Randolph. 1863. Second edition. Original blueish-gray cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Handwritten paper spine label, presumably replacing the original. Both free endpapers are lacking, some ink blots on the cloth, modest wear and tear to the spine ends, a near very good copy. On the rear endpaper is an engraved portrait of James A. Seddon, the Confederate Secetary of War, under which has been affixed a signature cut from a letter. .

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        Praktische Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie, namentlich veralteter Luxationen im Hüftgelenke nebst Schiefstand des Beckens, Contracturen, Deformitäten der Knie und der Füsse, und deren Behandlung.

      - Leipzig, F.O. Weigel, 1863, 8°, XI, (1), 300 pp., 30 Holzschnitte, Halbledereinband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe! - Wie in Würzburg in dem ehemaligen Stephanskloster seinerzeit die Anstalt von Heine untergebracht war, so wurde in dem herrlich gelegenen ehemaligen Benediktinerkloster Michaelsberg in Bamberg 1849 ein gleiches Institut von Johannes Wildberger geschaffen. Wildberger, geboren in Neunkirchen im Kanton Schaffhausen, war von Beruf Messerschmied und chirurgischer Instrumentenmacher; als solcher arbeitete er eine Zeitlang bei Heine in Würzburg. Wildberger hat nicht nur für Laien bestimmte Programme und Berichte über seine Anstalt herausgegeben, sondern auch eine Reihe von Abhandlungen veröffentlicht, unter denen besonders eine zu nennen ist (Praktische Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie), weil sie uns einen guten Überblick über den damaligen Stand der mechanischen Orthopädie gibt. . Wildbergers besondere Domäne war die "Behandlung veralteter spontaner Luxationen im Hüftgelenke"; er wendete Extensionsapparate eigener Konstruktion an und berichtete in mehreren Arbeiten über seine Erfolge. Am 6.März 1856 verlieh ihm die medizinische Fakultät der Universität Jena den Dr. honoris causa. 'Er hat sich als Gründer und Leiter seines Institutes unter Anwendung selbst erfundener Apparate sehr verdient gemacht'. Vom Herzog von Coburg erhielt er den Titel "Herzoglicher Hofrat"; 1871 verlegte er seine orthopädische Heilanstalt auf das früher fürstliche Jagdschloß Jägersburg bei Forchheim in Oberfranken und starb am 30.November 1879 in Meran." Valentin, Gesch. d. Orthopädie, pp.236-237 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia

      London: Sampson Low, Son and Co, 1863. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; a good copy in original green cloth, uncut, bookplate of Thomas Mollet. Signature on front fly leaf of W.T.L.Travers of Christchurch, William Travers was a lawyer, politician, explorer and naturalist.First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria.This London edition is generally seen as the 'formal' account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The tinted lithograph plates show in vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory.

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