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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Projet d'un chemin de fer à travers le Simplon (1863). Manuscrit original adressé au Ministre en charge des transports suivi de la délibération et de l'avis du conseil général des ponts et chaussées

      1863 - In-4° broché. un cahier cousu de l'époque, bleu, avec le titre soigneusement calligraphié sur la couverture "Projet d'un chemin de fer à travers le Simplon, 1863" 72 pages olographes à la fine écriture, très lisible, sur du papier réglé. Le Manuscrit daté du 28 octobre 1863 est adressé au Ministre des Ponts et Chaussées. Le rapporteur rappelle que la Compagnie des Chemins de fer de la ligne d'Italie avait demandé un avis au Conseil général des Ponts et Chaussées sur la faisabilité d'une traversée du Simplon entre Gliss-Brigue et Domo d'Ossola - C'est de cette question qu'il est discuté ici. Tous les aspects techniques, les ouvrages d'art accompagnant le percement du tunnel avant et après lui, et les différents points du parcours sont traités : le Mont-Cenis, les risques d'avalanches, la ventilation du tunnel, le revêtement du tunnel, la durée de l'éxécution, les responsabilités partagées de l'excavation, le Grand Saint Benard, le Saint Gothard, les locomotives qui pourront l'emprunter, la façon dont les trains pourront se croiser, le degré de pente acceptable dans le tunnel, et bien sur toutes les questions relatives aux prix et aux responsabilités territoriale du Valais, du Piémont, de la France et de l'Italie. Le rapporteur signe à la fin, au nom des membres de la commission : il s'agit de BREVILLE, assisté de Belin et Direl. Le manuscrit s'achève la, page 59, pour poursuivre, 60 sq, sur les "Délibérations et avis du Conseil". celui-ci conclut que : la question commerciale de la rentabilité a été insuffisamment examinée (le rapporteur répond que les ingénieurs n'ont pu décider que de la faisabilité) - Monsieur Mondésir directeur de la Société de chemin de fer de l'Italie apporte les conclusions et apporte les données chiffrées sur le cout du tunnel - Des conclusions sont tirés sur les avantages respectifs recueillies par chaque pays. Les conclusions sont datées du 16 novembre 1863 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reports and Transactions

      Plymouth 1863 - 1903. VOLUMES 1 - 35. Maps, plates, diagrams, etc. Half sheep, marbled boards, some minor wear, and the last five volumes are not uniform in colour. IMPORTANT COMPLETE RUN OF THE FIRST 35 VOLUMES. From the library of Edward Windeatt. Early volumes of the Transactions are hard to locate; containing a wealth of original material relating to the county of Devon. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        An original playbill for John Wilkes Booth's triumphant performance in Hamlet , Boston, 1863

      "Broadside, WILLIARD'S HOWARD ATHANÆUM... MR. J. WILKES BOOTH Who will appear as HAMLET. / MRS. JULIA BENNETT BARROW AS OPHELIA / ANNIE SENTER LANGDON AS THE QUEEN / Wednesday Evening Sept. 30, 1863, Will be acted Shak[e]spe[a]re's Sublime Tragedy of HAMLET Prince of Denmark ... (Boston: J. H & F. F. Farwell Printing Establishment, 112 Washington Street, [1863]). Toned at lower portion of left margin, light soiling and expected creases, else very good. Booth won praise from the critic for the Boston Evening Transcript who described Booth's Hamlet as ""further evidence, by a masterly delineation of this difficult character, of the possession of uncommon histrionic powers. The vacation of the young tragedian has evidently been improved, and he has returned to the state, showing a decided advance in his art."" (October 1, 1863, p. 2)Booth was not nearly as successful the following week when he played Pescara in The Apostate. The critic for the Boston Daily Advertiser complained that Booth's performance was ""less to our liking than we had expected. Criticism and the plain indication of Mr. Booth's positive faults seem to produce but little reformation,?" so little indeed that we may be pardoned for our curiosity to know whether he tries to improve. During his last engagement (at the Museum) we thought we could trace in his style the result of efforts the object of which was to add to his boldly hewn figures that polish which the careful chisel and not the free-swung axe must contribute. But last night we found in his Pescara the same great blemishes which so annoyed those who wished wholly to admire him when he made is debut in Boston And these blemishes in the young aspirant grow to inexcusable faults in the actor who claims to hold a position in the front rank of tragic actors. Inarticulate noises, violent but meaning gestures, elocution destroyed by unnecessary turbulence, and all the hundred and one things which go to make up the sum of what is termed 'rant'?"these are all 'from the purpose of playing' and unworthy of any man who is so gifted with genius as is Mr. Wilkes Booth."" (Boston Daily Advertiser, October 9, 1863, p. 1)"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Le magasin des enfants entretiens et contes choisis.

      . Extraits de l'ouvrage de Madame Leprince Beaumont. With 5 coloured engravings and numerous woodcuts in the text by Pauquet, etc. Paris: Medee Bedelet n.d. [1863]. 139 pp. Publisher's decorated boards, spine and extremities rubbed. * Included in this extract is the famous "La Belle et la Bete.".

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Captain of the Vulture

      contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, ruled in gilt, minor rubbing, shelf-wear, a nice copy. very scarce; originally serialised in Sixpenny Magazine September 1861 to March 1862; Sadleir's copy (272) is dated 1863; not in Wolff (who had two later editions); first edition; 252 pages; keywords: fiction - women authors; - Ward & Lock 1862 (Ward & Lock's Shilling Library, volume 14 and first published edition) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Krankheiten des Gehörorgans. Ihre Natur, Diagnose und Behandlung.

      - Uebersetzt und mit Zusätzen versehen von Dr. S. Moss, Privatdocent an der Universität Heidelberg. - Würzburg, Verlag von J.M. Richter, 1863, 8°, X, 432 pp., 1 Bl., mit Holzschnitten, Pappband der Zeit. Joseph Toynbee (1815-1866) founded the foundation of aural pathology. Toynbee described the method of removing the temporal bone and discussed the post mortem appearances in relation to the symptoms observed during life. He made in his lifetime over 2,000 dissections of the ear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Travels of Ludovico de Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix, in Persia, India, and Ethiopia, A.D. 1503 to 1508. Translated from the Original Italian Edition of 1510, with a Preface, by John Winter Jones, Esq., F.S.A

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1863 (1864 [sic]). First edition. Cloth. Spine darkened, ends worn, two inch tear along front joint near tail of spine, hinges split but still quite firm, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, leaves unopened (uncut), map with tiny tear at inner margin, edges browned but otherwise contents very good. Overall a good solid copy. 8vo. Illus. with 2 maps (1 folding color). One of most remarkable travel books of the Renaissance" (Library of Henry Myron Blackmer II, p. 173) and the first recorded visit by a Christian to Mecca. He visited Damascus, Cairo, Lebanon, Damascus, Medina, Mecca, Jiddah, Yen, Aden, Dhofar, Muscat, Hormoz, Herat and Shiaz and then on to India, Banda, and the Moluccas. "...especially valuable is [his] description of the customs and religion of Calcut in South India,... He also described eating habits, sexual customs, marriage arrangements, caste differences, dress codes, burial ceremonies, the administration of justice, religious worship, festivals, methods of fighting, groups of merchants, money lending, ships and navigation, the royal palace, medical practices, ten wonderful uses of coconut, and a number of peculiar local products" (Joan-Puc Rubies, Literature of Travel and Exploration p.1236). He may have been the first European after Marco Polo to "bring back rumors of Terra Australis. Fumagalli, Bibliografia etiopica 77. Cox I: 260. Oaten 264.

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        Physiologie médicale de la circulation du sang basée sur l'étude graphique des mouvements du coeur et du pouls artériel avec application aux maladies de l'apparail circulatoire.

      - Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1863, 8°, VIII, 668 pp., 235 woodcuts, contempory half leather. A very fine, clean and well preserved copy from the Nothnagel library Vienna - signed "Nothnagel" on front endpaper. INTRODUCING THE GRAPHIC METHOD IN BIOLOGY - MAREY'S LAW - First Edition. - Étienne Jules Marey (1830-1904), a French physiologist, was a pioneer in the study of the circulation by graphic methods, and devised a clinical spygmograph and the first polygraph. With Chauveau he was the first to perform cardiac catherisation on living horses, by means of his cardiac sound he recorded the intracardiac pressures in the right and left ventricles and atrium." -cf. Beford 260 - "Includes the first graphic records of the pulse. " Lilly 221 - Atrial fibrillation is first recorded in this important monograph in which Marey used pulse tracings to "establish the relationship of heart rate and blood pressure. " DSB 9: 101 - During his first decade of his research career (1857-1867), Marey applied the technique of graphical recording to the study of the mechanics and hydraulics of the circulatory system, the heartbeat, respiration, and muscle contraction in general. He analyzed the circulatory and muscular systems in terms of the physical variables, elasticity, resistance, and tonicity and thus laid the foundation for all subsequent research culminating in the heart transplantation technique in the second half of the twentieth century. - Heirs of Hippocrates 1047; LeFanu, Notable Medical Books from the Lilly Library, p.221; Eder, History of Photography; Waller 6248; Vierordt 185; DSB IX. Hirsch-H IV, 79. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poems: An Offering to Lancashire

      London: Emily Faithfull, The Victoria Press, 1863. First edition. Original green cloth with oval gilt device and ruled borders on front cover. Contains new poems by Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti appearing for the first time in print in this Emily Faithfull publication ("A Royal Princess," by CGR, "Sudden Light," by DGR), as well as other original poems noted poets: George MacDonald, William Bell Scott, Wiliam Allingham and others. Emily Faitfull's Victoria Press was the first publishing house to be founded by a woman and she closely allied herself with the poetry of the day, and especially the Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian poets. No copies located on internet. Very slight wear to covers, stamp from 'Home for Convalescent Children," owner's inscription "from an affectionate friend" and dated 1862!

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        Pinus Lambertiana. Douglas. (Sugar or Sugar Cone Pine)

      Edinburgh & London, 1863. Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 15 13/16 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Fr. Schenck. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685.

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        Book of the Prophet Stephen, Son of Douglas, Wherein Marvellous Things are Foretold of the Reign of Abraham

      Feeks and Bancker, 1863, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued, 1stSize: 12mo, First edition. Original wrappers. Published NY: Feeks and Bancker, 1863. 12mo., 4 7/8" x 7 1/4", printed glazed orange wrappers, 48pp. Only two copies of the 1863 first edition in world Cat. "A satirical history of the administration of Lincoln told in biblical language." Some chips/creasing to the covers, loss along the spine, stain to lower corner first few sheets. Good.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Schweizerische Obstsorten herausgegeben vom Schweizerisch. landwirtschaftl. Verein. Birnen.

      St. Gallen und Zürich, Im Eigenverlag des Vereins (1863-1872).. Quer-4°. 1 weisses Bl., 50 Textbll. (zu den Tafeln), 12 nn.Bll., 1 weisses Bl. und 50 lith. Farbtafeln. Weinroter Orig.-Leinenbd. mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckelverzierung (Ecken bestossen, Gelenk geplatzt, Kanten berieben)., fester Einband. Erste Ausgabe des wohl schönsten schweizerischen pomologischen Werks mit leuchtenden Farblithographien, gedruckt von J. Tribelhorn, St.Gallen. - Wie üblich ohne das gedruckte Titelblatt. - Beschrieben sind 50 Birnensorten mit je 2 Abbildungen der reifen Frucht, teils Querschnitte der Frucht mit dem Kerngehäuse sowie Zweige und Blätter. - Innendeckel mit handschr. Besitzervermerk, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, einige Bll. und Tafeln stärker. - Nissen BBI 2360; Bunyard -Guide to the Literature of Pomology S. 446. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Autograph Cheque, signed "Charles Dickens" with a flourish, on Coutts Bank, payable to "Miss Dickens, Forty-Six Pounds £46. 0.0"

      London, thirteenth october 1863 - "Miss Dickens" is likely Mary Dickens, the author's oldest daughter. After her parents' separation in 1858 Mary ran the Gadshill household, and it is possible that this cheque was written to cover housekeeping expenses 3-1/2 x 8 inches. Blue ink on partly printed document, docketted on verso. Inlaid to a small quarto leaf, matted

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, 1863. With a Life of the Author, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations by J. R. McCulloch. Octavo (224 × 137 mm). Contemporary calf over bevelled boards, two line gilt border on sides, decorative gilt spine, black lettering label, marbled edges and endpapers, by Bickers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one other engraved portrait of Smith; printed in double columns. A few marks and scratches to binding; a little foxing to frontispiece and title, title lightly creased. A handsome copy. Smith's classic work was first published in 1776. "The most well-known nineteenth century edition of Wealth of Nations is that of J. R. McCulloch, first published in 1828 in four volumes, then in 1838 in a one-volume two-column version reprinted several times over the following forty years" (Tribe p. 37).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1863 - Barcelona. 1863. Holandesa con puntas. 31X22. 2h+289Pág. Libro Manuscrito de Actas de las Academias de la sección de Derecho administrativo de la Facultad de jurisprudencia de la Universidad Literaria de Barcelona. Curiossisimo ejemplar y único. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Masterpieces of the Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862. Selected and Described by J. B. Waring, Architect. Chromo-Lithographed by and under the Direction of W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. MacCulloch, from Photographs Supplied by the London Photographic and Stereoscopic Company, Taken Exclusively for This Work by Stephen Thompson. . . Volume I

      London: Day & Son. 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1863, first volume (of three) only. Folio. [8],14 pp. plus chromolithographic title page and 100 chromolithographic plates, each accompanied by one leaf of text (recto in English, verso in French). Folio. Full green morocco, spine title and ornamented in gilt, raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Contemporary engraved bookplate of John Dunkin. Binding a bit scuffed, extremities rubbed, some contents lightly foxed, almost exlusively in margins. Very good. A luxe volume of color plates from the Great London Exhibition, the 1862 World's Fair. The plates, printed from photographic images by Day & Son, "Lithographers to the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales," show a wide range of fine, devotional, and decorative arts.

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        Red Riding Hood with Original Envelope

      Boston: L. [Louis] Prang, 1863. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps. Fine. Very, Lydia L.. Very, Lydia L. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First die-cut shape book published in the U.S. 16 pages with verse and colored illustrations. Just like new but for a tiny scuff near the fourth button from the hem of the dress. Bright coloring; sound binding. I imagine that it is in such nice shape because it has been stored in its original envelope. The envelope has very light brown printing with illustrations of Red Riding Hood and the wolf on either side of the booklets title. It shows some wear and soiling, and is missing the top flap. An 1864 gift inscription and the owner's name are in pencil on the reverse of the envelope.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTS; With a Rap at the "Spirit-Rappers". Illustrated with cuts. Dedicated to the Ghost Club

      London, Frederick Arnold, 1863.. FIRST EDITION 1863, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH 18 PLATES, 8vo, 245 x 150 mm, 9½ x 6 inches, 9 large text illustrations of various sizes, 48 pages, bound in parchment backed grey boards, gilt lettered black morocco spine label, original blue printed paper wraps bound in at front and rear. Extra illustrated with 18 mounted etchings by Cruikshank, 3 almost full page, the others various sizes, all with plain paper guard, all on subjects involving ghosts, devils, hobgoblins etc. Tiny split to bottom of upper hinge, blue paper upper cover very slightly soiled, very light crease to upper corner of first few pages, 3 extra plates faintly foxed in margin, final plate slight browned and foxed at inner margin. A very good copy with 18 extra plates as noted. See: Proceedings of the National Laboratory of Psychical Research. Compiled by Harry Price, Short-Title Catalogue of works on Psychical Research; Spiritualism; Magic; Psychology; Legerdemain etc. Volume I, Part 2, page 145. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        LA CERTOSA DI PAVIA Descritta ed illustrata con tavole su rame incise dai fratelli Durelli.

      Milano, Civelli, 1863. In folio (mm. 520x375), mz. pelle coeva (abras.), dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, pp. 28, molto ben illustrato da 70 tavv. di cui 8 a doppia pag. f.t. Cfr. Brunet,II,909 e Graesse,II,452 per la I ediz. del 1823/35 - Benezit,IV, p. 908 che cita quest?'opera. Con tracce d?'uso e lievi fiorit. ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        The invasion of the Crimea : its origin and an account of its progress down to the death of Lord Ragla / by Alexander William Kinglake [complete in 8 volumes]

      Edinburgh and ; London : W. Blackwood and Sons, 1863-87, 1863, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood to very good copies in original gilt blocked, blind-tooled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Vol. 8 is an unread copy with unopened pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: 8v.: illus., maps (some fold.) ; 23cm. Subjects: Crimean War, 1853-1856. Contents: v. 1 Transactions which brought on the war. 4th ed. 1863--v. 2 Invasion of the Crimea. 4th ed. 1863.--v. 3 Siege of Sebastopol. 2d ed. 1868.--v. 4 Battle of Balaclava. 2d ed. 1868.--v. 5 Battle of Inkerman. 1st ed. 1875.--v. 6 The winter troubles. 1st ed. 1880.--v. 7 From the morrow of Inkerman to the fall of Canrobert. 1st ed. 1887--v. 8 From the opening of Pelissier's command to the death of Lord Raglan.

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        The Water Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1863. [viii], 350 pp. including half title and the L'envoi leaf. Recently respined. A full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt spine chipped at extremities. Original covers have been bound in at the rear, but from the Linley Sambourne edition (?). Overall a pleasing copy of this first appearence of this classic tale. . Good. Full Calf. First Edition, First Issue. 1863. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas

      Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1863, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionHardback, no dust-wrapper. xlviii, 447pp. Frontis. Complete with all plates and plans as called for. Gilt top edge and titles to spine, with gilt decoration to spine and boards. Slight wear to head and tail of spine. Edges of boards a little rubbed with scuffed corners. Inner hinges re-inforced. Rear end-papers slightly marked. Occassional slight spotting. A decent copy. (r2) Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: R2GLTGRN095.

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        The Book of Common Prayer - 1863

      - This reprint of the 1569prayer book is considere Mary Byfield's masterpeice. Her 100 different borders are based mostly on designs by Tory, Holbein, and Durer. A double spread is illustrated in McClean, Victorian Book Design and Color printing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Beiträge zur Morphologie und Biologie der Familie der Orchideen.

      Wien, C. Gerold's Sohn, 1863. Folio. pp. (2), viii, 44, with 12 (11 chromo-) lithographed plates and 5 figures in the text. Original printed cloth-backed boards. Nissen BBI, 122; Pritzel 564. Well-illustrated and valuable monograph on orchids.

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        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man with Remarks on Theories of The Origin of Species by Variation. Illustrated by Woodcuts.

      John Murray, London 1863 - Octavo (215 × 135 mm). Contemporary olive calf, spine gilt in compartments, burgundy morocco label, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of Baron Taunton. Calf a little spotted, minor bump to lower corner of rear board, dampstain to free endpapers and blanks, also slightly affecting preliminaries and final leaves of index, otherwise contents fresh. A very good copy, handsomely bound. Bibliography: Norman 1400. First edition of this important contribution to the debate over human evolution. Lyell's Principles of Geology, published in 1830, asserted that the earth was shaped by predictable, mechanistic forces acting over long periods of time, and inspired Charles Darwin to begin thinking of the evolution of species in similar terms. But even though "the strong uniformitarian convictions that inspired the Principles of Geology had accustomed Lyell to the concept of the antiquity of species, a combination of personal prejudice and religious belief made it impossible for him, at the time he published the Principles, to extend this concept of antiquity to humankind. It was not until 1859, after Joseph Prestwich¿s discovery of a flint artefact embedded in ancient river gravel near Abbeville, France, that Lyell began pursuing the question of human antiquity, a question that he recognized as being related to that of the origin of species. Drawing on such facts as Prestwich¿s discovery, the flints found by Boucher de Perthes, the Swiss lake dwellings, the shell mounds of Denmark and the recent find of a human skull in Neanderthal, Germany, Lyell marshalled a broad array of evidence indicating that man had evolved gradually from lower animals over an immense period of time, and gave a brief abstract of Darwin and Wallace¿s theory of the indefinite modification of species by natural selection. He thus placed himself on Darwin¿s side in the controversy over the Origin of Species, although he did not explicitly declare his own acceptance of Darwin¿s theory until a year after the present work was published. The Antiquity of Man is unusual among works of science in that it passed through multiple revised editions within the space of a year - evidence both of the work¿s popularity (a month after its publication on 6 February 1863, William Whewell wrote Lyell that ¿I am reading your book on the antiquity of man as all the world has done or is doing¿), and of Lyell¿s reactions to reviews and unpublished criticism. In May 1863, a month after the second edition had appeared, Lyell noted that nearly 5000 copies had been sold, and the demand was so great that a third edition was published in Nov 1863" (Norman 1400). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Myriapoden getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben.

      Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1863. 2 volumes (bound in one). Royal-8vo (244 x 153 mm). pp. vi, 1-132 (of 134); (2), 112, with 119 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent cloth, gilt lettered spine Nissen ZBI, 2254. The finest iconography on the subject. Pages 133-134 of the first part not present.

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        Report on the Progress, Condition, and Prospects of the Gold Fields of Otago [together with] Second Annual Report on the Gold-Fields of Otago, New Zealand [in] Votes and Proceedings of the Provincial Council of Otago, 1862-63

      Dunedin: Printed By Authority, By Daniel Campbell. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Leather deteriorating with moderate loss at corners and ends of spine. Spine leather heavily rubbed with some surface chips. 1 1/2" split to leather at ends of joints. Joints holding. Internally very good.; Votes and Proceedings of the Provincial Council of Otago for Session XVI, 1862 and Session XVII, 1863, bound in one volume. Contemporary half-calf binding. Printed on blue paper. Page dimensions: 307 x 191mm. Containing two early and important reports on the Otago Gold-Fields by Vincent Pyke. Pyke first came to New Zealand in 1862 and was given the position of Commissioner of Gold Fields. By 1864, the height of the gold rush in Otago was over. The first report in this volume "On the Progress, Condition, and Prospects of the Gold Fields of Otago" is paginated from 15-27. It is printed in double columns. The second report is paginated from 1-20, also printed in double columns. It is subdivided into the following sections: I. Progress of Discovery; II. Produce; III. Effect of Discoveries; IV. Revenue and Expenditure; V. Present Condition of the Gold Fields; VI. Climate; VII. Agriculture; VII. Fuel and Timber; [I]X. Future Prospects. The two reports are remarkable for their detail, literary quality, and contemporaneity. The entire bound volume contains several hundred pages (the pagination is complex) with much else of interest on the early history of Otago, including a hand-coloured map showing the proposed area for reclamation in the area where First Church now stands. [Reference: No. 2 and No. 3 in Turnbull, M. M. "Life on the Gold-Fields of the South Island of New Zealand: A Bibliography"]; Folio .

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        TRAFORO DELLE ALPI TRA BARDONNECHE E MODANE Relazione della Direzione Tecnica alla Direzione Generale delle Strade Ferrate dello Stato.

      Torino, Tip. Ceresole e Panizza, 1863. In-4 p. (mm. 304x210), tela edit. (con aloni), pp. (4),113,(3), con 10 tavv. litografiche f.t., più volte ripieg. (max. mm. 810 x 612): sono piani, profili e sezioni del traforo fra Bardonecchia e Modane, e anche strumenti tecnici usati per la sua costruzione. "Rara edizione originale" di questa dettagliata descrizione dei lavori per il traforo alpino, iniziati il 15 agosto 1857. ?"Germain Sommeiller (1815-71), ingegnere francese, fu uno dei tre progettisti e direttori dei lavori del traforo del Frejus, in cui studiò specialmente le applicazioni dell?'aria compressa ideando un tipo di perforatrice?". Così Diz. Treccani,XI, p. 445. Esempl. ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        I Whisper Thee Good Night. Song. Adapted To English Words By George Linley

      Robert Cocks & Co, London - THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1863] Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 7 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647008. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        THE WATER BABIES A Fairy tale for a Land Baby

      Macmillan and Co.London.,1863. FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.(8.1 x 6.4 inches).Second state,without with the L'Envoi leaf,which was removed from all but the first couple of hundred copies by the publishers after fears that it may cause offence.Two full page illustrations by Noel Paton.Publishers original green cloth with triple gilt ruled borders on front board,the rear board triple ruled in blind.Circular gilt illustration to centre of front board.Spine ruled and lettered in gilt.Dark brown endpapers.Top edge gilt.Previous owners name neatly written on front blank endpaper.Some rubbing and chipping to the top and bottom of spine and corners a bit bumped.Two splits in the cloth on the top hinge but nothing too serious.Overall a near very good copy.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        A proper dyalogue betwene a gentillman and a husband man eche complaynynge to other their miserable calamite through the ambicion of clergye. With a compendious olde treatyse shewynge howe that we ought to have the Scripture in Englysshe. Hans Luft. 1530. Edited, with an introduction, by Francis Fry

      London - Bristol: Willis and Sotheran . Lasbury, 1863 - A facsimile on vellum of an extremely rare book (one copy known), from the earliest days of the English reformation. A dramatic dialogue in verse complaining of the oppression of the laity by the Catholic clergy, A proper dyalogue is now attributed (by STC) to the reformist clergyman William Barlow, bishop of Chichester (d. 1568); and although the colophon of the original bears the imprint: "Emprented at Marborow in the land of Hessen by me Hans Luft" the original 1530 edition (cf. STC 1462.5) was printed by Hoochstraten in Antwerp. The facsimile itself was made "by taking a tracing on transfer paper, placing this on lithographic stones, and then printing it in the usual way . I believe that not a single incorrect letter will be found therein. A few copies are printed on vellum, and some on old paper. " - Fry, Introduction PRINTED ON VELLUM, one of a few copies. 8vo (18.8 x Frontispiece of Cotham Tower. 64 pp (16 pages of text, 31 ff. of facsimile). Contemporary pebbled brown morocco gilt (slightly rubbed), all edges gilt, by Tuckett, Binder to the Queen. Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        IMPERIAL COURTS Of FRANCE, ENGLAND, RUSSIA, PRUSSIA, SARDINIA, And AUSTRIA. Richly Illustrated with Portraits of Imperial Sovereigns and Their Cabinet Ministers; with Biographical Sketches, and an Introduction by William Cullen Bryant.

      Charles Scribner,, New York: 1863 - Chromolithographed title page. 42 scrumptious mezzotint engravings. Square & tight. Modest shelfwear. Spine sunned, with front joint showing some rubbing. A VG - VG+ copy. Publisher's deluxe full brown leather binding, with gilt title stamping to spine & front board, with decorations stamped in blind. AEG. Marbled paper eps. Imperial 8vo. 1st edition (BAL 1674). xiv, 411, [1 (blank)] pp. Bryant's Introduction, pp ix - siv. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      LIVORNO: TIPOGRAFIA A. B. ZECCHINI, 1863. In 8. Dim. 26x18,5x6 cm. Pp. 1099. Rara prima edizione del 1863-64 di questo noto romanzo storico dello scrittore risorgimentale Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (1804-1873). Guerrazzi fu un politico e scrittore Risorgimentale. Amico di Giuseppe Mazzini e Carlo Bini, faceva parte della Giovine Italia. L'opera venne composta poco dopo un tentativo di compendiare la storia d'Italia attraverso una serie di biografie di uomini illustri. La fonte su cui si basò il Guerrazzi fu "La storia dei Papi" pubblicata anonima, ma in realtà scritta dal suo amico Ferdinando Bosio. L'opera fa parte del ciclo del Guerrazzi dedicato alla storia patria, è composta da due tomi legati insieme ed è completa. Bellissima legatura pregiata in mezzo marocchino verde con ricche decorazioni in oro. Copertina coeva in mezza pelle marocchino a quattro nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso e nervi in buone condizioni generali con usure e piccole parti mancanti ai margini, dorso e piatti. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Impercettibile gora d'umidità al margine superiore di tutto il volume non inficiante il testo. Scarce first edition of 1863-64 of this famous historical novel written by the writer of Risorgimento period Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (1804-1873). Guerrazzi was a writer and politician of Risorgimento. He was a friend of Giuseppe Mazzini and Carlo Bini and belonged to Giovine Italia. The work was written after an attempt to write an history of Italy through biographies of famous carachters. For his work Guerrazzi based upon the work "La storia dei Papi" published anonimously but written by his friend Ferdinando Bosio. The work belongs to the cycle of Guerrazzi dedicated to the history of Italy. Half morocco leather cover with four nerfs and golden decorations in the spine and nerfs in good general conditions with wearings in the edges, spine and plates. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings. Very slight humidity stain in the upper edge of the whole volume without ruining the text.

      [Bookseller: Sephora di Elena Serru]
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        Guia de Nueva York ( Guide to New York )

      John A Gray, New York 1863 - Publisher's blue cloth over boards, decorative gilt titles debossed to the front board, repeated in blind-stamp to the rear. An early Spanish-language guide to New York. Binding sound, showing some superficial wear to the spine, the corners bumped and slightly worn. Contents very good indeed, one short tear to the large fold-out map, the larger, folding advertisments are present and undamaged, including the fragile gilt and colour plate for E Anthony Fotografia, the latter with some off-setting. A very sound and attractive copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        Treatise On The Comparative Merits Of A Rifle Gun And A Rotary Rocket : Considered as a mechanical means of ensuring a correct line of flight to a body impelled through space

      London: W Mitchell. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Started by title page, library stamps/marks, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Hale designed the first spin-stabilized rocket, and the Hale rocket was used in the Union bombardment of Charleston during the civil war. Foldout and book printed by Thomas Brettell. Attractive contemporary half- leather library binding, with marbled boards, endpapers and edges, gilt spine lettering and banding. In this uncommon Civil War-era work, Hale compares rifled guns with rotary rockets and concludes that "this improved rocket, by its mechanical powers, will accomplish as correct a line of flight as can be effected by the best rifle gun, which was undertaken to be proved. ... From what has been said, it may confidently be affirmed that the rotary rocket will henceforth rank as second to none of all the destructive engines that war unhappily brings into operation." While the improvements in the range of rifled guns delayed growth of military rocketry, this important work highlights Hale's influence in the creation of modern rocket technology.; Ex-Library; 39 pages .

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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      Princeton, Ky. October 28, 1863.. Broadside, 10 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, printed on white paper with thin blue rules. A bit of offsetting and soiling, a few ink smudges. Very good. Framed and glazed (not examined out of frame). A rare broadside calling for troops for the 16th Kentucky Veteran Cavalry, which had formed just a few months earlier. Soldiers honorably discharged from the Union Army are encouraged to sign up for three years, and are promised a "liberal bounty of $402," which would be paid in installments during their service. New recruits would receive $100, with $25 of that paid when they mustered in to service. The broadside also announces that first and second lieutenants would be appointed by the recommendation of Lt. John C. Akerstom, whose printed name appears at the conclusion of the text. There are few surviving records regarding the 16th Kentucky Veteran Cavalry, and no roster survives. The first companies were mustered into service at Paducah in late summer 1863, under the command of Maj. George F. Barnes. Attached to a cavalry corps in the Department of the Ohio, they ventured as far as eastern Tennessee, and when back in Kentucky fended of an attack by the forces of the famed Confederate commander Nathan Bedford Forrest, dealing him significant casualties. In the fall of 1864 they accompanied General Gillem's expedition through the Blue Ridge, after which some, if not all, of the companies were consolidated into the 12th Kentucky Cavalry. No copies of this broadside are listed in OCLC. Scarce evidence of the formation of this cavalry unit from a crucial border state.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Winter in Upper and Lower Egypt

      London, Hurst and Blackett, , 1863. Octavo. Contemporary red half sheep on marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, green and black labels, marbled edges. Coloured frontispiece lithography by Vincent Brooks, steel engraved title page vignette. Prelims. quite heavily foxed, the rest of the text sporadically and lightly, top edge dusty, slight damp bloom on the chestnut surface-paper endpapers, but overall a very nice copy in an pleasingly unpretentious contemporary provincial binding for Thomas, Bookseller of Newtown, ticket to the front pastedown, a little rubbed, but remaining attractive. First Edition. Hoskins originally travelled through Egypt and Nubia in 1832-3 sketching the archaeological sites. When he returned in 1860-61 "health was my object, trusting that the fine climate of the Nile might be more efficacious than that of Italy or Spain." Sadly it seems that his trust in the healthful efficacy of the Egyptian weather was misplaced as he died a year after the publication of this work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Curiosities of Occult Literature. [Author's copy].

      London, Printed for the Author, 1863.. 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.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Works of John Milton (eight volumes)

      London: Bickers, 1863. Book. Good. Hardcover. 'The Works of John Milton in verse and prose, printed from the original editions with a life of the Author by the Rev. John Mitford.' Imposing set of Milton's works, complete in eight volumes. 8vo. Full leather with raised bands, compartments, blindstamping and vine motif. Coloured page edges. Blind-stamped dentelles. Begins with a biography featuring b/w images, fold out family tree and letter sent by Milton. Then follows verse including Samson Agonistes, Paradise Lost, Psalms, Sonnets etc. with decorated initials throughout. Then his prose including his unfinished History of England and his writings on divorce - his advocation was personal, having been left by his wife and unable to divorce. Boards have light rubbing and marking. Chip to label on volume one. Prelims are foxed, chiefly in volume one. But contents are clean and prim elsewhere. Binding is sound and square. Good+ condition. .

      [Bookseller: AJ Scruffles]
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        Commission" con firma autografa

      Washington, 26 febbraio 1863 - Messa in servizio, o ¿Commision¿, stampata su matrice di acciaio con firma autografa ¿Abraham Lincoln¿. Le Commissions, tecnicamente conosciute come ¿Commissioning parchments¿ erano dei documenti ufficiali rilasciati dal Presidente degli Stati Uniti per le nomine ed investiture ufficiali. In questo caso il destinatario del documento è William H. McAllister che viene nominato ¿Additional Paymaster¿, ossia Tesoriere aggiunto alla Gestione dei Fondi Militari. Lincoln è stato il 16º Presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America e il primo ad appartenere al Partito Repubblicano. È considerato sia dalla storiografia sia dall'opinione pubblica uno tra i più importanti e popolari presidenti degli Stati Uniti. Fu presidente dal 1861 al 15 aprile 1865, giorno del suo assassinio al Ford¿s Theatre di Washington durante la rappresentazione di ¿Our American Cousin¿. Documento anticamente contro fondato su cartoncino a sostegno di piccole rotture, conseguenti lacune senza lederne il testo. Fioriture ed abrasioni. Al margine superiore sinistro note manoscritte in rosso e nero sbiadite. 1 foglio, probabilmente bianco al verso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        The Herald and Genealogist (8 Volumes)

      John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1863, Half Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionSize: 15cm x 23cm, 1863-1874. Volume I (1863): [iv] - 594 pages; Volume II (1865): [iv] - 588 pages; Volume III (1866): [iv] - 598 pages - (2p); Volume IV (1867): [iv] - 599 pages; Volume V (1870): [vi] - 591 pages; Volume VI (1871): [iv] - 708 pages; Volume VII (1873): [ii] - 600 pages; Volume VIII (1874): Frontispiece - [iv] - (xxviii) - 536 pages. Bindings are lightly rubbed at the edges, but still holding strong. Bookplates tipped to front pastedowns. Embossed seal of I. David Porras on title pages, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, clean and tight. VERY SCARCE! Photos available upon request. 10 kg, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The water-babies : a fairy tale for a land-baby / by the Rev. Charles Kingsley ; with two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A.

      London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionThis copy is from the rare first issue of the first edition. It contains a leaf bearing a poem, L'Envoi [following the dedication page]. Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already been printed (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Very good copy in a fine period binding - Professionally and sympathetically rebacked with the spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather label (somewhat worn) to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt and blind-tooled double-lined borders to panels. "Honoris Causa" gilt-stamped on front panel - "Eliot Place" on rear. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing around prelims and terminal leaves. Marginal foxing evident around the second plate facing p.145. Water staining also evident along bottom of prelims., including the frontis. and title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages; Physical description: 350p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Summary: The Water-Babies was inspired by Kingsley's thoughts on evolution. He was one of the few clergymen to accept wholeheartedly Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection and to devote himself to the spread of the new knowledge of nature. Subjects: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction -- Chimney sweeps -- Fairies -- Evolution.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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