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        Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration (First Edition, Volume II Only)

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Volume II only. Original full green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The cloth has general edge wear which has been touched up. The gutter front board has been reinforced with yellow paper to match yellow endsheets. Previous owner's siganture and date of June 5, 1866 on front free endpage. Light foxing to frontispiece. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sylvia's lovers.

      London: Smith, Elder 1863 - Three vols., 12mo. [6],310; [4],294; [4].284p. Bound without the half-title and final imprint leaf in vol. I (not called for elsewhere), and the advertisements in vol. III. Light occasional spotting, but a very good copy in later blue half calf, spines slightly faded. First edition. Sadleir 935; Parrish, p. 70; CBEL3, IV, 1296. Sylvia's lovers is among Mrs. Gaskell's more difficult titles; Sadleir ranks it second (along with Cranford and after Mary Barton) in his list of comparative scarcities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chto Delat? [Russian. i.e. What is to be Done?]. [In the original printing of issues 3-5 of "Sovremennik", March-May, 1863].

      [St. Petersburg, 1863]. Bound together a bit later (around 1920-40) in a blue full cloth binding. Label removed from top of spine. Inner hinges a bit weak. Slight damp staining to inner margins at beginning and end, but overall fine. Pp. (5)-142; (373)-526; (55)-197 + (1) p: "Zagadka", by N. Berg.. The extremely scarce first printing of all parts of the most influential Russian novel ever written, Chernyshevsky's magnum opus, which is considered the single most important work of modern revolutionary thought. "[N]o work in modern literature, with the possible exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin, can compete with "What Is to Be Done?" in its effect on human lives and its power to make history. For Chernyshevsky's novel far more than Marx's Capital, supplied the emotional dynamic that eventually went to make the Russian Revolution." (Joseph Frank, p. 68). Marx too would agree, stating so famously to Lopatin "of all contemporary economists Chernyshevsky is the only original mind; the others are just ordinary compilers". (Lopatin, Avtobiografia, [Petrograd, 1922], p. 77). "The appearance of "What Is to Be Done?" sent a shock wave through Russian society. Despite the government's ban on the novel and attempts to recall all issues of "Sovremennik" containing it, "What Is to Be Done?" circulated widely among the Russian youth and became its bible. Manuscript copies passed from hand to hand, and several émigré editions were published and smuggled into Russia. Unlike previous Russian literature, "What Is to Be Done?" managed to tap the psyche of the Russian youth and move it to action. Numerous young Russians called themselves followers of Chernyshevskii and professed to act in his name, with some in the 1860s actually using the term "Chernyshevtsy" to refer to themselves. As one contemporary, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Skabichevskii, has described it, "What Is to Be Done?"'s influence on the Russian youth was simply phenomenal:"We read the novel like worshippers, with the kind of piety with which we read religious books, and without the slightest trace of a smile on our lips. The influence of the novel on our society was colossal. It played a great role in Russian life, especially among the leading members of the intelligentsia who were embarking on the road to socialism, bringing it down a bit from the world of drama to the problem of our social evils, sharpening its image as the goal which each of us had to fight for." (Drozd, p. 9). But how did this bible of revolutionary thought, the novel that became Lenin's favourite book, appear? How could a work that was capable of almost singlehandedly creating the Russian Revolution slip through the hands of the censors? Like with the first Russian edition of Marx' "Kapital", it is due to a very odd quirk of history that this monument of revolutionary thought was even written, let alone published. Due to what seems like an odd oversight by the censors - or as Joseph Frank puts it "The most spectacular example of bureaucratic bungling in the cultural realm during the reign of Alexander " - the work miraculously passed censorship and was most hastily published in the periodical "Sovremennik," in 1863. When realizing the mistake of the censors, most copies were quickly seized by the authorities. The novel, however, had already made its impact."Thanks to a strange oversight on the part of the censors, "What Is to Be Done?" was allowed and serialized in the "Contemporary" [i.e. "Sovremennik"]. The authorities realized their mistake too late. The censor concerned was dismissed and new editions of the novel were forbidden, but these measures were not enough to halt its impact. The issues of the "Contemporary" in which it had been printed were preserved with immense piety, as though they were family heirlooms. For many members of the younger generation the novel became a true "encyclopedia of life and knowledge". In her memoirs, Lenin's wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, relates that her husband recalled the work in every slight detail. Plekhanov was not exaggerating when he declared that "since the introduction of the printing presses into Russia no printed work has had such a great success in Russia as Chernyshevsky's "What Is to be Done?"." (Walicki, p. 190).Chernyshevsky had been imprisoned (in the Peter and Paul Fortress awaiting his trial, which ended with 14 years' hard labour and banishment for life to Siberia) for about six months when he decided to write "What is to be Done". In late 1862 he asked the prison commandant, A.F. Sorokin, for permission to write a novel. The request was granted and he began work in December 1862. Realizing that if he was sentenced, he would surely not be able to publish his work, he worked very intensely on the manuscript. "After completing the first two chapters of the novel, Chernyshevskii submitted them to the investigative commission in charge of his case in January 1863. Those chapters were held by the investigative commission for ten days and then sent to the chief of police on January 26. The manuscript was then passed on to the journal "Sovremennik" and was promptly lost by the editor, Nikolai Nekrasov, in a cab. Nekrasov reported the loss to the police, an advertisement was placed, and the manuscript was returned in short order.On February 12, 1863, Chernyshevskii sent chapter 3 to the commission, with continuations following on March 26, 28, and 30. Chernyshevskii finished the work on April 4, 1863, and sent the ending to the commission on April 6. The entire novel was completed in a span of less than four months. While Chernyshevskii continued his work on the novel, the first chapters had already appeared in "Sovremennik". The first two chapters, approved by the censor on February 15 and March 14, appeared in the third issue on March 19, 1863. The third chapter, approved on April 20, appeared in issue number four on April 28. The last two chapters came out in the fifth issue, on May 30, 1863, after having been passed by the censor on April 27 and may 18. This short summary of the basic information in no way conveys the very absurdity of and the controversy over the writing and publication of "What Is to Be Done?". Scholars have long argued over how this most dangerous novel saw the light of day when its author was safely in the government's hands. Indeed, the government had every opportunity to prevent the novel's very creation, much less its publication, but somehow "What Is to Be Done?" slipped through. Incidents such as Nekrasov's loss of the initial manuscript only add to the aura of mystery that surrounds this text." (Drozd, p. 6). Scholars generally agree that bureaucratic oversight and lack of attention by the censors are the main explanations. The full explanation, however, still remains a mystery.In all cases, the novel was published in 1863, thereafter banned, and the issues of the "Sovremennik" detracted. The original manuscript, however, is lost, and this hastily printed periodical printing of the novel is our best source for the text that Chernyshevsky had intended. All that remains of the original is the manuscript of a rough draft and then this first printing in "Sovremennik". The manuscript, the fair copy, and the proofs have not been preserved. There is some contemporary evidence, however, that this first printed version is very close to the original manuscript and that not many cuts or changes were made."Chernyshevsky's masterpiece "What Is to Be Done?" paints an idealized portrait of the generation of "new men," the radicals of the sixties, who represented a new morality as well as a new rationalist and materialist outlook. "It completely transformed Russian views of the peasantry in much the same way that Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" changed American perceptions of slavery. In its pages, a group of idealistic Russian intellectuals go back to the land, easing the lot of the peasants with scientific methods of farming and liberating the serfs from hardship. The intellectuals' socialist vision offers the promise of a world that subsequent events did not bear out, and it is fascinating to consider in the light of historical reality. Fyodor Dostoyevsky gave Chernyshevsky's tale, full of sermonizing and idealism, a darkly pessimistic twist in his masterpiece "The Possessed"." "Not only Chernyshevskii's admirers, but also his detractors noted the overwhelming popularity of the novel. professor P. Tsitovich of Odessa University, for example, remarked that every schoolgirl and student was "considered a dunce if she was not acquainted with the exploits of Vera Pavlovna." Katkov, he editor of "Ruskii vestnik", sounded a similar note when he said of the younger generation that they took "What Is to be Done?" as a revelation "like Moslems honor the Koran."On the level of daily life, many young men and women consciously began to model their lives on the main characters of "What Is to be Done?" Fictitious marriages, although a phenomenon that existed prior to the appearance of the novel, blossomed under its influence. They were staged so that young women could escape an oppressive familial home or seek higher education. Likewise, many young couples consciously modeled their life-styles on the novel, including the adoption of separate, inviolable rooms for each partner. "What Is to Be Done" was to remain particularly powerful for Russian women...Other young Russians took up direct revolutionary activity under the novel's influence...." (Drozd, p. 10). "In the Russian revolutionary movement, no literary work can compare in importance with Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done" (William F. Woehrlin, Russian History 16, 1989). Chernyshevsky counts as the most important Russian political thinker ever. From his youth he sympathized with the impoverished masses in the old Tsarist Russian Empire, and he opposed the Russian "establishment." He got his degree from St Petersburg University in 1850 and then taught school 3 years in the provinces. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1853 and became a writer and editor of Russia's most famous liberal literary journal, "Sovremennik" (i.e. "The Contemporary"). Due to his radical thoughts and criticism of the established Tsarist order, he was arrested in 1862 and imprisoned. Waiting for his trial, we know what happened: he wrote his seminal main work "What Is to Be Done?", which in impact and historical importance overshadows any other novel written In the Russian language. "If one were to ask for the title of the nineteenth-century Russian novel that has had the greatest influence on Russian society, it is likely that a non-Russian would choose among the books of the mighty triumvirate: Turgenev, Tolstoy, or Dostoyevsky. Fathers and Sons? War and Peace? Crime and Punishment? These would certainly be among the suggested answers; but ... the novel that can claim this honor with most justice is N. G. Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?, a book few Western readers have ever heard of and fewer still have read. Yet no work in modern literature, with the possible exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin, can compete with What Is to Be Done? in its effect on human lives and its power to make history. For Chernyshevsky's novel far more than Marx's Capital, supplied the emotional dynamic that eventually went to make the Russian Revolution.After the Russian Communist Revolution (1917), "What is to be Done" was canonized as a major Soviet classic, published in mass editions, taught as a compulsory text in schools and adapted for stage and screen, etc. See: Michael Drozd: "Chernyshevsky's "What Is to Be Done?": A Reevaluation". Northwestern Universitu press, 1963. Joseph Frank, "N.G. Chernyshevsky: A Russian Utopia", Southern Review, New Series 3, no. 1 (1967). Andrej Walicki, "A History of Russian Thought from the Enlightenment to Marxism. Stanford University Press, 1979

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        Curiosities of Savage Life; First and Second Series

      S.O. Beeton, London - 1863,1864, 1st Edition. () Good to very good. [xiv] 418;[xiv] 418pp. 2 vols. Tall octavo. Publisher's red blindstamped cloth; gilt ornament to front of both. Spine titles in gilt; spines somewhat darkened, professionally restored crown and foot(both vols.). Some staining to boards, corners slightly bumped. All edges gilt. Former owner's name in ink to front fly (vol.1). Illustrated colour frontis with tissue guard to both; 16 full colour plates from lithographs, woodcut illustrations in text. Some foxing to frontis plates and textblock, not intrusive. Extensively illustrated. Greenwood's somewhat fantastic account of the various practices of native peoples the world over. The author discussed Native Americans, the tribes of Africa and the Middle East and Australasia. Scarce in first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: MacMillan & Co.. Very Good+. 1863. Hardcover. Wear to extremties. Bindings not tight. Occasional foxing. Spine slightly cocked in volume one. Both volumes show previous owner's name to ffep; Volume one contains biographical information, volume two examples of Blake's writing and engravings; Engravings; 8vo; 389,256 pages .

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        Eigenh. Telegrammentwurf mit Namenszug in der Kopfzeile.

      O. O., [19. VII. 1863]. - 1 S. 8vo. "Eh. Franz Karl an S. M. den Kaiser in Wien. Herzlichst willkommen morgen um 4 Uhr. Mama liegt im Bette für einen Furunkel der heute von Dumreicher geschnitten werde; aber Gottlob nicht gefährlich ist". - Der Bruder von Kaiser Ferdinand I. und Vater von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. war Mitglied der Geheimen Staatskonferenz, die von 1836 bis 1848 die Regierung für seinen Bruder Kaiser Ferdinand führte. Unter dem Einfluß seiner Gattin Sophie von Bayern stehend, verzichtete er nach der Abdankung Ferdinands 1848 zugunsten seines ältesten Sohns Franz Joseph auf die Thronfolge. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Verwerthung für Physiologie und Medizin. Eine Monographie.

      . Zweite, teilweise umgearbeitete und vermwehrte Auflage. - Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1863, 8°, X, (1 Bl.), 132 pp., 26 Holzschnitte, 3 (1 doppelblattgr.) lith. Fafel, Halbleinenband der Zeit.. Second Edition of the first monograph of laryngology! - - Die physikalische Diagnostik hatte indirekt über das normale und krankhafte Geschehen im Brustraum Auskunft gegeben; sie wurde in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. und zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts in Österreich von Leopold VON AUENBRUGGER (1722-1809) und in Frankreich von Rene Theophile Hyacinthe LAENNEC (1781-1826) entwickelt. Dann wurden immer häufiger und tauglicher Versuche unternommen, die einen direkten Einblick in den Organismus gestatten sollten. Verschiedene, z. T. recht monströse Apparate zeigen, wie man zu Beginn und in der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bestrebt war, Licht in die Körperhöhlen zu spiegeln. Da machten Ludwig TÜRCK (1810-1868) und Johann Nepomuk CZERMAK (1828-1873) die Laryngoskopie im Jahr 1858 der Klinik dienstbar. Diese neue Methode der Spiegelbetrachtung mit von außen reflektiertem Licht setzte sich in kurzer Zeit durch und eroberte von Wien aus die Welt, sodaß Leopold SCHRÖTTER VON KRISTELLI (1837-1908) in seiner "Festrede, gelegentlich der TÜRCK-CZERMAK Gedenkfeier und des fünfzigjährigen Bestehens des Kehlkopfspiegels", die er als Ehrenpräsident des ersten internationalen Laryngo-Rhinologen Kongresses in Wien im Jahr 1908 hielt, nicht übertrieb, wenn er sagte: "Wenn ich das Verlassen des philosophisch-spekulativen Standpunktes und die Einkehr zur naturwissenschaftlichen Methode als das wichtigste Ereignis des vorigen Jahrhunderts im Werdegange der Medizin ansehe, so möchte ich unter den bedeutendsten Errungenschaften, die aus diesem Boden hervorgegangen sind - der Erfindung des Augenspiegels, dem Verfahren, Medikamente auf subkutanem Wege dem Organismus einzuverleiben, der Anti- und Asepsis, der Entwicklung der Bakteriologie, der Einführung der Serum- und Organotherapie, letztere beruhend auf der Erkenntnis der inneren Sekretion, und endlich der Radiologie -als eine ebenbürtige Schöpfung den Kehlkopfspiegel bezeichnen. Es soll nun meine Aufgabe sein, den Platz festzustellen, welchen die aus der Erfindung des Kehlkopfspiegels hervorgegangene, bald zu einem abgerundeten Wissenszweige herangewachsene Larynologie im Verlauf der ersten 50 Jahre ihres Bestehens unter den übrigen Disziplinen der Medizin gewonnen hat." - Folgen wir also der Darstellung SCHRÖTTERS: Seit dem Sommer 1857 hatte Ludwig TÜRCK, ohne Kenntnis der Erfindung des spanischen Gesangslehrers Manuel GARCIA, der damals in London 1854 mit einem Spiegelchen zu stimmphysiologischen Zwecken seinen eigenen Kehlkopf besichtigt und die Ergebnisse seiner Untersuchungen im Jahr 1855 publiziert hat, zuerst an Leichen und dann an Patienten seiner Abteilung, der Nerven- und 6. Medizinischen Abteilung des Allgemeinen Krankenhauses, mittels des Sonnenlichtes mit dem von ihm konstruierten Kehlkopfspiegel laryngoskopiert, eifrig Befunde gesammelt, bis eben das mangelnde Sonnenlicht in Winter seine Arbeit unterbrach. - Im darauffolgenden Frühjahr aber veröffentlichte ein anderer, nämlich der aus Prag gebürtige Physiologe Johann Nepomuk CZERMAK (1828-1873) in der "Wiener Medizinischen Wochenschrift" seine, am eigenen Kehlkopf während des vergangenen Winters bei künstlicher Beleuchtung mit dem von TÜRCK entlehnten Spiegelchen gemachten Beobachtungen. - "Herr Türck kam eben immer zu spät", stellte CZERMAK lakonisch fest, irrte dieses Mal aber. War TÜRCK im Falle der Entdeckung des Prinzips der sekundären Degeneration der Engländer A. V. WALLER um genau eine Woche zuvorgekommen und war ihm Ahnliches mit seinen Versuchen zur Feststellung der Folgen von Halbseitenläsion des Rückenmarks widerfahren (dabei war ihm BROWN-SEQUARD zuvorgekommen), so "versuchte sich diesmal der Zauderer in jener denkwürdigen Sitzung der Gesellschaft der Ärzte am 9. April 1858 seinen Prioritätsanspruch zu sichern. Am 14. April erkannte ihn auch CZERMAK ausdrücklich an; in späteren Publikationen aber zog er diese Anerkennung zurück. Der Prioritätsstreit zwischen TÜRCK und CZERMAK, der ,TÜRCKENKRIEG', hatte begonnen. Sicherlich war er für den eigentlichen Erfinder sehr schmerzvoll, für den neuen Wissenschaftszweig aber höchst nützlich. Schlagartig eroberte sich die Laryngologie die medizinische Welt. Der schwerfällig produzierende, äußerungsgehemmte TÜRCK hatte in dem weit- und redegewandten CZERMAK einen außerordentlich expeditiven, versuchserfahrenen Rivalen gefunden, der im ersten Ansatz viele technische, methodische und therapeutische Möglichkeiten des neuen Verfahrens, künstliche Beleuchtung, Rhinoskopie und laryngoskopische Kontrolle lokaltherapeutischer Eingriffe, teils selbst entwickelte, teils anbahnte. Im Agon der beiden Männer blühte das neue Fach der Laryngologie in erstaunlich kurzer Zeit mächtig empor", schreibt Erna LESKY. Zug um Zug erfolgten Publikation und Gegenpublikation: Auf CZERMAKS Mitteilungen vom 27. März und 17. April folgte eine Entgegnung TÜRCKS als "Schluss einer grösseren Abhandlung über den Kehlkopfrachenspiegel und seine Anwendung bei Krankheiten des Kehlkopfes und seiner Umgebung, aus Nr. 25 und 26 vom 21. und 28. Juni 1859 der allgemeinen Wiener medizinischen Zeitung' besonders abgedruckt." Dort heißt es abschließend in Sperrdruck: "Wenn also LISTON schon im Jahre 1840 vorschlug, sich beim Glottisödem zur Untersuchung eines ähnlichen kleinen Spiegels zu bedienen, wie ihn die Zahnärzte in Gebrauch haben, und GARCIA mittelst eines ähnlichen Spiegels Untersuchungen über die Stimmbildung anstellte, so ist die neuerliche Anregung zur praktischen Verwerthung des Kehlkopfspiegels und die Umwandlung des bisher nur ganz ausnahmsweise vertragenen Instrumentes in ein brauchbares, durch eine beträchtliche Anzahl bekannt gemachter pathologischer Fälle bereits bewährtes diagnostisches Hilfsmittel mein, und nicht Herrn CZERMAK'S Werk, indem letzterer nur die von mir bereits seit länger ins Werk gesetzte Idee in ganz unberechtigter Weise ohne meine Zustimmung veröffentlichte, und nachträglich meine Priorität in der klarsten Weise selbst anerkannte, während er keine praktisch brauchbare Methode des laryngoskopischen Verfahrens anzugeben im Stande war." Auf CZERMAKS Veröffentlichung von sieben pathologisch-laryngologischen Fällen - wir dürfen bei dieser Darstellung wieder Erna LESKY folgen - folgte am 20. Februar 1859 jene TÜRCKS vom 14. März, gleichfalls sieben Fälle umfassend. Anfang 1860 erschien CZERMAKS Broschüre "Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Verwerthung für Physiologie und Medicin" in Leipzig, Ende 1860 TÜRCKS "Praktische Anleitung zur Laryngoskopie" in Wien. "Beide wurden ins Französische übersetzt, die TÜRCKS natürlich später (1861) als die CZERMAKS (Juni 1860). Diese war bereits 1861 auch in englischer Sprache erschienen, als 1862 Türck mit seinen ,Clinical Researches on different diseases of the larynx, trachea and pharynx' bei William and Norgate in London herauskam. ,Herr TÜRCK kam eben immer zu spät." - Von 1858 an ging CZERMAK auf Reisen nach Deutschland, Frankreich und England und verbreitete überall die Kenntnis der neuen Wissenschaft. Es verwundert daher nicht, daß deshalb eine Zeitlang namentlich im Ausland CZERMAK als der eigentliche Begründer der Laryngologie galt, der auch eine große Zahl von Schülern heranbildete und auch überall "begeisterte Jünger (hinterließ), RUETE, TRAUBE, VOLTOLINI, BATAILLE, Ch. FAUVEL, Morell MACKENZIE, DURHAM sind nur einige von jenen, die durch CZERMAK zu Pionieren der Laryngo-Rhinologie geworden sind. Ja, auch der Rhinologie! Denn mit seiner Arbeit ,Über die Inspektion des Cavum pharyngonasale und der Nasenhöhle durch die Choanen vermittelst kleiner Spiegel' hat CZERMAK auch die Rhinologie als neues Spezialgebiet begründet. Einfallsreich und wendig, wie er in der Kombination von Technizismen war, tat er noch ein übriges: Er stellte auch die Photographie und Stereoskopie in den Dienst des jungen Faches. Die drei laryngoskopischen Bilder, die er am 7. November 1861 der Akademie der Wissenschaften vorlegte - sie ruhen heute noch in ihrem Archiv -, sind die ersten stereophotographischen Aufnahmen dieses Organs überhaupt. - Der "TÜRCKENKRIEG", der "die laryngologische Welt lange in Atem hielt", wurde, wie Hermann MARSCHIK feststellt, "endlich in der Weise beigelegt, daß beiden Forschern ihre Verdienste ungeschmälert zuerkannt wurden, wie sie tatsächlich bestanden. . . . Für uns ist TÜRCK der eigentliche Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Laryngologie als Spezialfach, CZERMAK der Begründer der künstlichen Beleuchtung und der erste Pionier der jungen Wissenschaft, dessen weltgewandtem Wissen und dessen Mitteilungskunst es zu danken ist, daß das Lebenswerk des bescheidenen, in den letzten Jahren sich immer mehr in seine stille Arbeitsklause verschließenden Forschers in kurzer Zeit in der ganzen Welt bekannt wurde und damit ein junger, heute unentbehrlicher Wissenschaftszweig vielleicht vor dem neuerlichen Versinken in die Vergessenheit bewahrt, sicher aber seine Ausbreitung und Einbürgerung in die Gesamtmedizin des Erdkreises um 20 bis 30 Jahre beschleunigt worden ist." Manfred Skopec & Eduard H. Majer, Geschichte der Oto-Rhono-Laryngologie in Österreich², pp.53-58; Lesky, E.: Die Wiener medizin. Schule im 19.Jhdt. pp.191-195; Marschik, H.: Geschichte der Wiener laryngorhinologischen Gesellschaft., Wien.klin.Wschr. 39 (1929), pp.334-336, 361-363 - - Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828-1873) was the first to demonstrate the utility of the laryngoscope invented by Gracia. He substituted artificial light for sunlight and made other improvements. - Waller 2259M; Haeser II, 928; Hirsch/H. II, p.164.

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        The Pines and Firs of Japan. Illustrated by Upwards of Two Hundred Woodcuts. Reprinted (With Additions and Corrections) from the Proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society

      Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London 1863 - 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 in - 15.5 x 23 cm), green cloth with title in gilt on front board, 224 numbered black and white woodcut text illustrations, index, 124 pp. At the time this work was prepared Andrew Murray was an Assistant Secretary to the Royal Horticultural Society. The work was based upon specimens provided by two British botanists who had recently returned from Japan, Robert Fortune and John G. Veitch. The author also drew information from works published by Kaempfer, Thunberg, Seibold and Zuccarini. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The spine is faded and bumped, particularly at the bottom. The corners are bumped. The front and back paste downs are broken (inner hinges cracked) however the binding remains solid. There is a large bookplate ("Cornelius J. Hauck Collection") and small bookseller's label ("C. Jeffrey Bookseller, High Street, Falkirk.") on the front paste. There is light foxing to the first and last 3 pages. However, the remainder of the book is clean and bright. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Day & Son, London 1863 - With More than 300 Giant Folio Plates of Fine, Decorative, and Industrial Arts. 438 x 305 mm (17 1/4 x 12"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, covers with wide filigree frame, central panel with very prominent scrolling cornerpieces, upper covers with gilt titling, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments filled with a riot of gilt flourishes and small tools, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and intricately gauffered. With 304 SOMETIMES STRIKING CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES (comprising the 300 plates called for, plus an extra illustrated title page to each volume and plate "300A"). Facing text in English and French. Front pastedowns with "Carpe Diem" bookplate of James Hall. Corners with slight wear, morocco with one small abrasion, one small spot, and one small dent, the imposing bindings otherwise unusually bright, clean, and well preserved. Top corner of perhaps half the leaves in volume III with small (usually very small) dampstain, one leaf with repaired tear at inner margin, otherwise the text and plates (and even the tissue guards) as clean and smooth as the day the books were published. This is an illustrated collection of more than 1,000 fine objects presented at the 1862 International Exhibition, pictured here in large-format chromolithography and offered in imposing bindings almost enveloped with gold. Among the many works of fine, decorative, and industrial arts are fabrics, rugs, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, sculptures, furniture, plates, silver, wallpaper designs, and many other (sometimes magnificent) works. The plates were chromolithographed 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. Architect and painter John Burley Waring (1825-75) selected the items for inclusion and has described each (in English and French) as well as provided details about the artists and artisans. Waring was superintendent of the works of ornamental art and sculpture in the Manchester exhibition of 1857, and edited "Art Treasures of the United Kingdom" (1858). The present book is not uncommon, but it is infrequently found so handsomely bound and is almost never encountered in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Prince Consort's Farms an Agricultural Memoir

      London: Longmans, Green, 1863. Book measures 11 x 8 3/4 inches, collation, [10],276pp, illustrated. Bound in buckram. Rebacked retaining the original boards, with Crown Crest on top board. Boards rubbed, faded, with some staining, library number on spine. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, Royal Agricultural Society Bookplate on fixed endpaper, some finger marking, pages in good clean condition. A good solid copy, of a rare first edition. A17. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Clinical lectures on diseases of women. Simpson's personal copy, signed by him on title page

      Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1863. <p>Simpson&#39;s Personal Copy</p><p> Simpson, James Young (1811-70). Clinical lectures on diseases of women. 8vo. xii, [17]-510pp. Text wood-engravings. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1863. 232 x 146 mm. Original cloth, slightly worn. Minor foxing, especially to endsheets and preliminary leaves, but very good. Simpson&#39;s personal copy, with his signature on the title. </p><p>First Edition in Book Form of Simpson&#39;s gynecological and obstetrical lectures delivered at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh and published in the London Medical Times and Gazette between 1859 and 1861. Simpson occupied the chair of midwifery at Edinburgh University for 30 years, and "there was scarcely any topic [in ob/gyn] on which Simpson did not make some contribution and on which he did not write. . . . He was among the earliest in Britain to adopt the vaginal speculum, and was one of the first to design a uterine sound and to use it to help in uterine diagnosis. Simpson, with a no-nonsense approach, can be said largely to be responsible for modern accurate bimanual gynaecological examination. . . . He wrote extensively on pelvic inflammatory disease, and first used the terms pelvic cellulitis and puerperal sub-involution. He was an early supporter of the surgical removal of ovarian tumours or ovariotomy" (Russell & Forster, pp. 2-3). </p><p>Although a prolific author of pamphlets and journal articles, Simpson never wrote any books, so that this American collection of his clinical lectures represents the closest Simpson ever came to publishing a textbook of obstetrics and gynecology. This American edition was clearly intended for the majority of American physicians who did not subscribe to the London Medical Times and Gazette. Another American collected edition of Simpson&#39;s writings on anesthesia from Simpson&#39;s personal library is described as Norman 1946. Russell & Forster, A List of the Works of Sir James Young Simpson, p. 49. </p>

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        Remarkable Adventurers and Unrevealed Mysteries

      London, Richard Bentley, , 1863. 2 volumes octavo (195 × 128 mm) original purple embossed cloth, title gilt to spines. Frontispiece to each. Slightly rubbed and soiled, front hinges starting, light toning, but overall a very good set. First edition. Brief lives of unusual characters including Cagliostro, Kaspar Hauser, the Chevalier d&#39;Eon, the Man in the Iron Mask, Count St. Germain and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Wraxall was a miscellaneous writer with a penchant for military subjects, he served as an assistant-commissary during the Crimean Campaign, which experiences he wrote up in his Camp Life: Passages from the Story of a Contingent of 1860. Probably his most important historical work was The Life and Times of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway, in which he published new evidence relating to the Queen&#39;s innocence. He was also the author of "several entertaining novels" (DNB) including the "sensation novel" Only a Woman on the theme of bigamy. Uncommon, COPAC has BL only.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1863. or, The Days of Philip and Mary. An Historical Romance. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1863. Original blind-stamped terra-cotta cloth. First Edition of this historical tale sited during the 1550s, at the time of Reginald Pole, the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury.~This copy is in terra-cotta dot-and-line-grain cloth, with the publisher&#39;s imprint at the foot of the spines -- the primary binding; we have also had a set in green sand-grain cloth without publisher&#39;s name on spines -- a secondary binding. It is in good-to-very good condition (relatively minor wear at the binding extremities, volumes a little aslant, original endpapers cracked and re-glued -- or in the case of Vol III, reinforced at the gutters --, bookplates removed). Sadleir 4 (brown dot-and-line grain cloth); Wolff 40 (cloth color not mentioned, but he cites white endpapers, whereas this copy&#39;s are pale yellow-coated).

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        Cardinal Pole

      Chapman & Hall, London 1863 - "Cardinal Pole:/or,/The Days of Philip and Mary./An Historical Romance./By/William Harrison Ainsworth./In Three Volumes./Vol. I. [II, III]/London:/Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly./1863./[The right of translation is reserved.]". Pages x, [302]; viii,[306];viii,302. Binding variant, bright green sand grain cloth, decorated in blind on front and rear boards; title and author's name on spine in reverse block gilt. Yellow endpapers, with ink ownership stamp in each volume. Name torn (about half inch) from title page of vols I and II, and half title of vol III, presumably previous owner's name, not affecting text. A nice bright clean set of one of Ainsworth's more common titles, although Sadleir lists it as scarcer than titles such as "Old Court", which over time have become scarcer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE GENTILHOMME DES GRANDES ROUTES . ( 2 Tomos en 1 Vol.)

      Michel Levy Frères, Libraires Editeurs 1863 - Paris 1863 . Traduit de l'anglais par B.H. Revoil . Encuad : plena pasta española , con dorados en lomera . 12 x 18cms. 319+320pag. Cortes decorados . Tema : Autores Ingleses Contemporáneos , Novela Histórica . Libro fatigado, dorados en lomera deslucidos, pequeña falta en cantonera pag. 113 sin afectar al texto . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) .

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        Le héraut d'armes. Revue illustrée de la noblesse. Collection complète.

      Victor Bouton 1863 - - Victor Bouton, Paris 1863-1877, 18,5x28cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, infimes traces de frottements sur les coiffes supérieures, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris nobiliaires encollés aux versos des premiers plats de reliure. Ouvrages illustrés de reproductions de blasons in-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare collection complète de cette revue traitant d'héraldique. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carols, Hymns, and Songs

      New York: Church Book Depository, [n.d., but ca. 1863]. (CHRISTMAS CAROL) First edition. 8vo. 66, [1] pp. Limp red cloth, lettered in gilt, title printed in red and blue, some marginal spotting and pencil annotations, upper cover shows old black ink splatter, extremities somewhat frayed, a used, but sound copy. OCLC: 223441165 (AAS and Victoria) . With the pencil ownership signature of "M.M. Hopkins" on the front free endsheet, identified in a later hand as "(Grandma Hopkins)," and accompanied by an original cabinet photograph of the author, by MacCollin of Williamspot, PA, inscribed on the verso: "To my dear Flora with the lover of her Uncle Henry 1888." A slight collection by the American clergyman and hymnist (1820 - 1891), and rector of Christ Episcopal Church of Williamsport. A second, substantially enlarged edition appeared in 1872, with at least two more editions before the close of the century. It is notable as being the most probable first appearance in book form of Hopkins's Christmas Carol, "Three Kings of Orient," the eventual staple of the Christmas Carol Canon that he wrote for, and first shared with, his family at Christmas 1857. A couple of 1957 clippings noting the 100th anniversary of that occasion, as well as a typescript of a more detailed article about its history, accompany this copy. In the Catalogue of the C.A. Wilson collection, Vol. II, p. 385, an undated 4 pp. leaflet printing is noted, under the imprint of Orr and Dana, tentatively dated "(1857?)." In light of the sequence of events, that dating is well nigh impossible, and OCLC now dates that printing over the range "1860-1880." This printing is uncommon - OCLC locates fewer than a dozen copies, and most of those are attached to one erroneously dated entry - and with the photograph and association interest, this forms a very attractive lot

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        The illustrated London News, Vol. XLII. January to June 1863

      Published by George C. Leighton, London 1863 - , iv, 708 pages,with 3 folding colour plates: 'Epsom Downs - The Derby Day' by Alfred Hunt, 'The Peers Lobby' by Robert Dudley and "Too Hot" by J. Collinson, notable engravings: New Lunatic Asylum at Aberdeen, Accident on the East Indian Railway, Progress of Princess Alexandra on Denmark: The Eton Boys, The Royal Cortege Passing Temple Bar, The Royal Procession Entering Hyde Park, Scenes and Incidents of the Civil War in America: Scenes at Fort Moultrie, The Battle of Fredericksburg, Draught in New York, New Ironsides, Claiming Exemption from the Draught in New York, Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Anti-Slavery Demonstration at Exeter, Ascot Races: The Royal Hunt Cup, Australian Paddle-Steamer the Coonanbara on the New Patent Slip in Table Bay, View of Auckland Australia, Private Theatricals at Berlin, Opening of the New Pier at Blackpool, Bull-Fight in the Amphitheatre of Nismes, Entrance to the Cave of Elephanta in the Bay of Bombay, Fire at the Town hall Chester, The Chicha Guano Islands: Guano Pile on North Island, Shooting the Guano, Vessels of The New Imperial Chinese Squadron, General View of Corfu, Winners of Prizes at the International Dog Show, Inauguration of Albert Hall, New Australian Bird the Kagu, Launch of the Dublin Trinity Yacht Princess Alexandra, Views in Madagascar, Panorama of the City of Mexico, The Civil War in China: Bombardment of the East Gate of Fungwha, Expedition of Imperialists Headed by British Officers to the Landing at Fan-Chow Bridge First Edition , spine sunned and a little scuffed at head and tail, covers clean and tight, colour plates light foxed and with some tears at folds, textblock clean and with many nice engravings, the book is in good++ condition , green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine Folio, 42 x 30 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary of an Austrian secretary of legation at the court of Czar Peter the Great / Translated from the original Latin and edited by the Count Mac Donnell, . Complete in two volumes

      London : Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street 1863 - Physical description; 2 vols. (xx, 299, [1]; [2], 304, 16 p.) ; 8°. Notes; Author from preface. With a 16-page advertisement for works published by Bradbury and Evans. Referenced by: NSTC 2M3170 2K8877. Subjects; Diplomats - Soviet Union - Biography. Russia - History - Peter I, 1689-1725. Russia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Soviet Union - Description and travel. VPrevious owner's signature with a stamp to the title form Melchet Court in Romsey. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed "Mommsen," to an unidentified recipient, August 18, 1863

      Berlin - Two pages, on recto and verso of a single bifolium, approx. 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 in. Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) was a lawyer, historian, scholar, and political figure. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902. Faint toning, folded for mailing, slight roughness to upper edge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Inscriptiones Latinae antiquissimae ad C. Caesaris Mortem., (= Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum consilio et auctoritate Academiae Litterarum Regiae Borussicae editum, Volumen Primum).

      Georg Reimer, Berlin 1863 - VI/649 S., Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Papier gebräunt und etwas braun-/stockfleckig (einige wenige Seiten stärker), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, in Latein / ex-library copy with backlabel and stamps, new hardcover binding, paper browned and partially foxed, otherwise fine, text in Latin, Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 3800 Fol., sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleinen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        seder haggadah shel pesach. SERVICE FOR THE TWO FIRST NIGHTS OF PASSOVER, with an English translation [pesah pessach]

      L. H. Frank, printer and publisher, No. 185 Division Street, New York, New York 1863 - Hebrew and English on facing pages. Adir Hu with Judeo-German translation. pp.70, (1). Contemporary marbled boards. 8vo. Yudlov 1189; Yaari 881; Goldman 132. Rare. Not in JNUL. Not seen by Yaari who lists it based upon Duker. Yudlov lists it based upon a copy in a private collection in London. The final leaf contains the following interesting note, in italics: ¿Note: On these nights it is customary to allow even the meanest Hebrew servant to sit at table during the ceremonial part: as we were all equally alike in bondage.¿ Inscriptions on back end papers: Isaac Levy Died Dec. 16, 1884. Matlda Levy 10 morning [?]ed born the 17 of May 187[scribbled over, corrected.] Matilde Levy born May 17th 1871. Gusta born November 21 [corrected to 25] 9 a clock evening 1867. This edition does not have any illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, 1863

      Edmond Jones & Co., New York 1863 - First edition. Thick octavo. Publisher's green cloth gilt. 852pp. Illustrated with maps and plates, several of them folding. Illustrated with duotones, colorplates, and engravings. Frontispiece map torn and partially detached but complete, light stain on front board, a very good or a little better copy. Inscribed by New York Councilman Thomas Brady to Mr. Cogswell, "Master machinest, Brooklyn, New York." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lloyd&#146;s New Map of the United States, the Canadas and New Brunswick. From the Latest Surveys Showing Every Railroad Junction Finished to 1862 and The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. From the United States Superintendents Official Reports of the Coast Survey by Order of Congress.

      New York: J.T. Lloyd 1863 - Map dimensions 95 x 125.5 cm, overall dimensions 96 x 127.5 cm. Large folding mid-Civil War map of the United States and adjacent territories, extending as far west as Nebraska, Kansas and "Indian Territory". The southern continuation of Florida shown in an inset to the right edge. Original colour in outline marking out the state boundaries and also the dividing line between the Southern and Union lands. The map backed onto linen not having been dissected, folding between original brown ribbed cloth covers with the original silk ties, publisher&#146;s printed label to upper board and advertisement to the folded end section. Spine sympathetically renewed, a few small pinholes at each corner, a minor split at one folded intersection, a very good example. According to the cover label the map was issued in three states: "In Sheets" at $2, "Mounted on Rollers, Varnished" at $4 and "Mounted on Cloth in Book Form", as here, at $5. The map itself bears a New York imprint, though the cover label gives Lloyd&#146;s London address at 1, Strand, W.C.

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        HISTORIA Descriptiva, Artística y Pintoresca del REAL MONASTERIO DE SAN LORENZO, comúnmente llamado del Escorial.

      Eusebio Aguado, Madrid 1863 - Fol, XXp, 279p (error enc. págs. 41-43 y 65-67), 2h, 97 láms. (incl. 3 color, 1 despl, 4 planos), grabs. en texto, florones y capitulares (alg. color). Algo de óx, leve polilla págs. 150 a 158. Ex-libris. Plena piel, ruedas gofr, conserva cubs. orig. - Segunda edición. Palau cita distinto nº de láminas, pero las citadas en nuestro ejemplar coinciden con las relacionadas en el índice de láminas. 1863

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        Our Young Folks, An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Vols. I-IX (all published)

      Ticknor & Fields 1863 - Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1865-1873. The complete run of this juvenile journal, featuring contributions from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott and others. Thick 8vo, 1/2 black leather, first 8 bound uniformly with 1873 in a maroon 1/2 leather binding. A nice set. Moderate wear and some soiling, good to very good condition with occasional foxing and dampstains to contents. Occasional chipping to leather bindings, including one 1/2 inch chip to the spine of the 1873 volume. Some wear and chipping to edges of boards. All page edges marbled, except for 1873, which is speckled. A very nice copy of the complete run. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Herald and Genealogist (8 Volumes)

      London.: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1863 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.

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        Beauregard's Thanks for Donation for "our gallant soldiers now battling manfully for our rights & our Independence"

      Charleston, S.C. 1863 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Col. Charles J. Helm in Havana Cuba. From Charleston, S.C., January 28, 1863. On "Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina, George & Florida" stationery. Endorsed on verso by Helm. 1 p., 8 x 9 7/8 in. Acordial letter to Col. Charles J. Helm, Confederate agent in the West Indies, sending thanks to "Mrs. Phebe M. Newcomb" for her donation of wool socks to the Confederate Army. He takes the opportunity to speak eloquently to the privations that Southern troops, specifically the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, have endured. "Permit me to thank you, & thro' you Mrs. Phebe M. Newcomb, for the wollen socks she has been kind enough to make." Complete Transcript Charleston S.C. Jany 28th 1863Dear Col.Permit me to thank you, & thro' you Mrs. Phebe M. Newcomb, for the wollen socks she has been kind enough to make & to send for our gallant soldiers now battling manfully for our rights & our Independence regardless of the snows of Virginia & Tennessee altho' in many instances shoeless & without blankets!I shall send the package of socks received, to the Washington Arty. of New Orleans, which has done such good serve in many a glorious field since the war commenced - its members are now exiles from their homes & can no longer receive those comforts they stand so much in need of - With my kind regards to Mrs. Helm & thanks to Mrs. Newcomb I remain Dear Col. Truly your friend G.T. BeauregardCol. Chs J. Helm Esqr. Havana Cuba -[Helm, endorsement on verso:] For Miss Newcomb, with the Compliments of Mr. HelmHistorical BackgroundBeauregard assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on September 24, 1862, with headquarters in Charleston. On January 31, 1863, three days after this letter, Commodore D.N. Ingraham executed a successful attack on the Union blockade vessels outside Charleston harbor, as part of Beauregard's energetic plan to strengthen Charleston's defenses. The Confederate ironclad rams Palmetto State and Chicora crippled the Quaker City and forced the surrender of Mercedita and Keystone State, running off two other vessels. The fruits of the victory were temporary, but they bought Beauregard more time to improve fortifications before the Union Navy returned in strength in the summer. In large part due to Beauregard's untiring efforts, the Union attack on Fort Wagner in July 1863, made famous by the participation of the African-Americans of the 54th Massachusetts, failed.According to one website, the Washington Artillery of New Orleans "was the most famous and unique artillery organization . in the service of the Confederacy. Formed in 1838, they served in the war with Mexico and entered the Civil War as a complete artillery Battalion, fully equipped with private funds, owing nothing to the state of Louisiana. They were so popular the Governor Moore donated a Napoleon cannon and limber from his own funds. Five companies were raised, the first four served in the Army of Northern Virginia . and the fifty company served in the Army of Tennessee, initially under General Beauregard."Charles J. Helm (1817-1868), a Kentucky native, was U.S. consul general in Cuba until 1861, when he resigned and became a special agent of the Confederacy in the West Indies.Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, an 1838 graduate of West Point, directed the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861, making him a hero in the South. He commanded troops in the Battle of First Manassas, and planned the attack at Shiloh in 1862, the first major battle in the West. He assumed command of the western army after Albert S. Johnston's death at Shiloh, but was replaced after taking unauthorized sick leave, by Braxton Bragg. In late 1862 and all of 1863, he commanded the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. In 1864, he was reassigned to southeastern Virginia, where at the Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling), Va., Beauregard defeated Benjamin Butler's A. (See website for full description)

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        Brockhaus' Reise-Atlas von Deutschland. Entworfen und gezeichnet von Henry Lange. Dritte Section. Baiern und Würtemberg. 9 Specialkarten, 4 Städtepläne, 1 Uebersichtskarte und Text. - Dritter von sechs Bänden.

      . Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, o. J. (1863); 18,5 cm (8°). Mit 13 (von 14) Karten / Plänen (Stadtplan München fehlt!). - Eine "Übersichtskarte der Eisenbahnen von Mitteleuropa" (Doppelblatt, zweifarbig), "Hof - Nürnberg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit insges. 6 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Plassenburg bei Calmbach; u. r.: Waldstein, Vierzehnheiligen u. Staffelstein, Tüchersfelde, Dom zu Bamberg, Burg und Johannes-Kirchhof zu Nürnberg); "Nürnberg" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Stadtplan); "Frankfurt a. M. - Bamberg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit 2 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Frankfurt a.M., o.r.: Würzburg, dazwischen verkleinerte Eisenbahn-Karte Frankfurt bis Aschaffenburg); "Donau von Ingolstadt nach Passau" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit insges. 4 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Regensburg; o.r. Passau; u.l.: Dom in Regensburg; u.r.: Walhalla); "Nürnberg - Augsburg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Land-Karte mit 2 Stahlstich-Vignetten: u.l.: Das Rathaus in Augsburg; u.r.: Der schöne Brunnen in Nürnberg); "Augsburg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Stadtplan; im unteren Segment: Karte mit Umgebung von Augsburg, einfarbig); "Augsburg - Lindau" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit 1 Stahlstich-Vignetten (oben) von Lindau, daneben verkleinerte Eisenbahn-Karte von Augsburg nach Landsberg); "München - Kufstein - Salzburg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit 1 Stahlstich-Vignette von Salzburg und u.r. vekleinerte Eisenbahn Teixendorf bis Salzburg); "München - Augsburg - Ulm." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit insges. 8 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Dom in Ulm u. Glaspalast in München; o.m.: Bavaria; o.r.: Pinakothek in München u. Dom in Augsburg; u.l.: Frauenkirche in München; u.m.: Ansicht von München (breite Vignette); u.r.: Auer-Kirche in München; "Ulm - Friedrichshafen - Bodensee" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte (ohne Stahlstich-Vignetten)); Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Ulm (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: 2 separate Eisenbahn-Karten: oben: Karlsruhe Stuttgart, unten: Stuttgart - Ulm; ohne Stahlstich-Vignetten); "Stuttgart." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Stadtplan, sowie 2 Stahlstich-Vignetten quer zum Plan: links: Rosenstein; rechts: Villa (Berg)); es fehlt folgendes Doppelblatt: Plan von München beinhaltend Eisenbahn von München nach Starnberg. - Ein Bl. (Verlagswerbung: informiert detailliert über die 3 verschiedenen Ausgaben des Reise-Atlas), 58 + 2 Bll. (1 Bl. Nachträge, 1 Bl. leer); gelber, mit Titel bedruckter Original-Kartonage-Band mit Leinenrücken (steife Broschur). - Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig, Besitzvermerk in Tinte auf Oberrand des Vorderdeckels; Inhalt durchgängig etwas, z.T. auch stärker braunfleckig; Tafeln nur wenig fleckig; an wenigen Tafeln Verbindung zum Falz hin etwas gelöst; auf vorderem Innendeckel Notizen in zartem Blei; auf der Hälfte des hinteren Innendeckels Adress-Vermerke (von München) in Tinte. - Gebrauchter Führer in passabler Erhaltung (Stadtplan München fehlt) von großer Seltenheit.. Reise-Führer. Brockhaus. Reise-Atlas. Bayern. Württemberg.

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      London. 1863.. iv,367pp. including numerous in-text illustrations, plus chromolithographic frontispiece, eleven additional chromolithographic plates (two folding), and one folding map. Errata slip following p. iv. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt in six compartments, raised bands, gilt morocco labels. Calf rubbed, worn at joints and extremities. A very good copy. Second edition of Lieut. Col. Henry D. Torrens&#39; account of his travels in the Trans- Himalayan regions of present-day northern India. The work is illustrated with dozens of chromolithographic and wood-engraved ethnographic portraits and landscape views. The large panoramic folding plates show views of "Kashmir Valley from Soleiman&#39;s Seat to Nishat Bach" and "Lè [Leh], from the the Valley of the Indus." The folding map traces "the Course of the Hindostan and Thibet Road from Kalka in the Plains to Shipkee on the borders of China."

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        NOBILIAIRE TOULOUSAIN. Inventaire général des titres probants de noblesse et de dignités nobiliaires.

      1863 - Toulouse, Bonnal et Gibrac, 1863. Deux volumes grand in-8 (165 X 240) maroquin rouge, dos cinq nerfs, titre doré, date en queue, dentelle intérieure, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrure (BELZ-NIEDREE) ; Tome I : LXIV-431 pages - Tome II : 580 pages. Quelques rousseurs éparses. EDITION ORIGINALE. Cet ouvrage donne des notices sur la plupart des familles nobles de la Haute-Garonne. Le manuscrit est conservé à la Bibliothèque nationale. "Lettres patentes d'anoblissement, jugements de Confirmation ou de Maintenue de noblesse, Erections de Terres en Baronnie, Vicomté, Comté, Marquisat, Description héraldique des Blasons, Actes d'Hommages, de Reconnaissances, de Dénombrements, Devises, Cris, etc.". BEL EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin janséniste de BELZ-NIEDREE, RARE dans cette condition. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New Zealand Gazette for 1863

      Printed by Robert J. Creighton and Alfred Scales, for the New Zealand Government, Auckland 1863 - An important primary source for the New Zealand / Maori wars of this period. A complete run of 67 issues for the year 1863. xiv, [1], 566 pages, including several folding tables. Contemporary binding of half calf and marbled papered boards. Binding poor, with joints broken and nearly half of leather spine missing. Remaining piece of spine is almost detached. Internally very good. Chip to blank margin of pp. 195-196. Page dimensions: 328 x 205mm. Contemporary owner's signature "Alex Willis". The Governor of New Zealand during this period was Sir George Grey. Includes information on the Milita and Volunteer forces, reports of troop activities, names of killed and wounded, the Waikato, New Plymouth, Paparoa, Paparata, Taranaki, Maori rebels, land purchases, notices to mariners, rules and regulations for the Gold fields, and in general all the varied business of the government. Issue Number 29 is a letter, bi-lingual in English and Maori, from Governor George Grey addressed to the Chiefs of Waikato: "Chiefs of Waikato, Europeans quietly living on their own lands in Waikato have been driven away; their property has been plundered; their wives and children have been taken from them. By the instigation of some of you, officers and soldiers were murdered at Taranaki. Others of you have since expressed approval of these murders [. . .] You are now assembling in armed bands; you are constantly threatening to come down the river to ravage the settlement of Auckland, and to murder peacable settlers [. . .]" Issue 33 (29 July 1863) has a report from Colonel Alfred F. W. Wyatt on fighting in bush near Kerikeri: "a rapid and continuous fusilade was opened on the natives ensconced in the gullies and sheltered by trees from the fire of the 2B. 18th regiment. // Being completely taken by surprise, they, after a smart action of about ten minues, fled towards the denser bush; but the darkness which had now began [sic] to set in, rendered all attempts at searching for their dead and wounded perfectly futile."; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Robert J.Creighton & Alfred Scales 1863 - Original pebbled dark green cloth covers with gold titles to spine.Spine lightly darkened,covers near perfect.Block is tight and sound,Book plate and name on front paste down,rest is all clean.Ver light foxing.Lovely copy,very rare New Zealand published at same time as London."A second edition was published simultaneously in London"]. Selected contents: Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie

      Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1863. First Edition. Quarter calf. Very good. First Edition. Quarter calf. 8vo (215 × 150 mm), pp. xiii, [1, blank], 414, [2, blank]; a largely bright, attractive text, light finger soiling, and occasional spotting, especially of initial leaves, one or two very small pencil annotations, light ink spotting to pp. 31-32; very good in modern calf-backed marbled boards, new marbled endpapers. A very fine copy of the first edition.Dirichlet, most famous for his deep contributions to number theory, has, furthermore, to be considered the founder of analytic number theory. 'One of the major developments in number theory is the introduction of analytic methods and of analytic results to express and prove facts about integers … The first deep and deliberate use of analysis to tackle what seemed to be a clear problem of algebra was made by Peter Gustav Lejeune-Dirichlet (1805-1859), a student of Gauss and Jacobi, professor at Breslau and Berlin, and then successor to Gauss at Göttingen. Dirichlet's great work, the Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie, expounded Gauss's Disquisitiones and gave his own contributions.'The problem that caused Dirichlet to employ analysis was to show that every arithmetic sequencea, a + b, a + 2b, a + 3b, … a + nb, …,where a and b are relatively prime, contains an infinite number of primes … The chief problem involving the introduction of analysis concerned the function (x) which represents the number of primes not exceeding x. Thus (8) is 4 since 2, 3, 5, and 7 are prime and (11) is 5. As x increases the additional primes become scarcer and the problem was, What is the proper analytical expression for (x)?' (Kline, pp. 829-830) The working through of this, and related problems, makes the Vorlesungen a kind of watershed between the earlier number theory of Fermat, Jacobi and Gauss, and the number theory that was to follow with the work of Dedekind, Riemann, Hilbert and others.The contents of the Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie, were gathered by Richard Dedekind (1831-1916) from Dirichlet's lectures on number theory given at Göttingen after 1855 when he took on Gauss's role there. The five chapters of Dirichlet's works cover the divisibility of numbers, congruence, quadratic residues, quadratic forms and the determination of the class number of binary quadratic forms. Dedekind's supplements include additional chapters on related problems. The main findings of the Vorlesungen are the class number formulae for binary quadratic forms and the proof that arithmetic progressions contains an infinite number of primes (Dirichlet's theorem), which proof introduced Dirichlet L-series, both foundational for analytic number theory. A second edition was published in 1871 and in the 1876 third edition Dedekind added a further two supplements in which he began to develop the theory of ideals.

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        U.S. Armored Frigate, New Ironsides

      William H. Rease, USA 1863 - USS New Ironsides was a broadside ironclad United States Civil War ship. It was built in 1861 by Merrick & Sons at the C.H. and W.H. Cramp shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the last and largest of an initial group of three ocean-going ironclads ordered to meet the needs of the Civil War. Launched on May 10, 1862, it was commissioned in August that year. Following a lengthy fitting-out period, New Ironsides joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron on January 1863. New Ironsides operated in support of the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina for the rest of the year, and took part in several attacks on the Confederate fortifications protecting the city. New Ironsides boasted a heavy broadside battery of eight heavy guns on each side which, in addition to her armor protection, made her uniquely valuable for bombardment actions. , Image Size : 420x625 (mm), 16.54x24.61 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 498x658 (mm), 19.61x25.91 (Inches), Heavy guasch hand coloring, Lithograph Good, with some skillful restorations

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        Lecon sur le Thallium. Professee le 30 janvier devant la Societe Chimique de Paris, sous la presidence de M. Dumas.

      . Paris, C. Lahure, 1863. 8vo. 42 pp. Original printed wrappers.* The original publication, with a signed dedication by the author on the front wrapper, of the history of the discovery of Thallium. Claude Auguste Lamy (1820-1876) discovered the element while observing pyrite but soon found out that William Crookes had identified the new element too and generously - perhaps erroneously - gave Crookes the honour. However, Crookes' research was less thorough and he believed Thallium to be related to the group of elements that includes sulphur, whereas Lamy who not only detected the element but also isolated larger quantities was the first to show that it was a metal from the lead group and in fact a bit heavier than lead. In the present paper, an annotated lecture, Lamy presents an overview of the events related to the discovery and added new information on its properties. Thallium became widely used as a rat-poison, being very toxic (one cannot resist thinking that Lamy's early death is somehow related to his working with Thallium), but is now mostly used in electronics and optics. Uncut copy. Some marginal fraying, old printed library label pasted on the title page, otherwise a very good clean copy. Very rare..

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        A Discovery Concerning Ghosts; with a Rap at the :Spirit-Rappers"

      Frederick Arnold, London 1863 - Chapbook rebound with original covers into blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Decorated endpages. Cloth darkened at outer extremities of boards and spine; small stain to rear board. Some light wear to head and heel of spine. Usual age darkening to pages, with stain to original front cover and through to page 11. Ex libris plate to the front pastedown. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. First edition. With a paste-down frontispiece and three other plates, folding map. 8vo, in a contemporary style binding of three-quarter tan calf and marbled boards, gilt raised bands, red morocco lettering labels gilt, volume numbers gilt within compartments. xvi, 333; v, 306. A very clean and handsome copy, only lightly mellowed internally. QUITE SCARCE. After exploring in India, making the pilgrimage to Mecca, making the journey to the forbidden city of Harrar, exploring central Africa for the source of the Nile, and after crossing the American continent, Burton was granted, to his chagrin, the post of consul at Fernando Po off the West African coast--"the white man&#39;s grave." Upon the acceptance of this position, moreover, he was stripped of his commission as an officer in the Indian army. <br> He had no intention, however, of mouldering in his new and relatively unwelcome position. Having been in Fernando Po for just over a month, Burton set out for the coast and travelled inland to visit the native chief in Abeokuta, the capital of Nigeria, and to obtain his mark on a treaty, and two months later he led a small expedition to climb the still unscaled Mt. Victoria in the Cameroon mountains. This is the record of those two journeys.

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        Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

      London: Richard Bentley. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Half-Leather. xvi, 385 pages + colour frontis piece + 15 of 16 plates (7 colour) + title vignette + 27 in-text illustrations. One plate is missing, the pasted-down portion of a Tibetan Praying Wheel that is called for to face page 200. Half-calf and marbled boards. Rebacked in 2005 with a new calf spine. Half-title page present. Gilt-titled morocco spine label. Gilt rule on spine. Spine is titled "Cashmere & Tibet // 1863". Condition: . Moderate foxing to frontis. Some foxing to other plates, mainly to margins. 2 1/4" by 3/4" surface chip to marbled paper on front board where sticker or label removed. Leather rubbed and worn at corners of boards. 1" by 3/8" piece of leather missing at tail corner of rear board. Provenance: Blind-stamp on title page of "Edward Allen Poole". [References: Yakushi K104; Hopkirk 204]. "With the fullest sense of the responsibility incurred by the addition of another volume to the countless numbers already existing, and daily appearing in the world, the following Diary has been committed to the press, trusting that, as it was not written with intent to publication, the unpremeditated nature of the offence may be its extenuation, and that as a faithful picture of travel in regions where excurstion trains are still unknown, and Travellers&#39; Guides unpublished, the book may not be found altogether devoid of interest or amusement. " - from the author&#39;s preface. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Pleasures of the Plains; Cashmere; A Halt in the Valley; Little Thibet; Ladak and the Monastery of Hemis; A Retreat to the Valley; Last Days of Travel; The Religions of Cashmere and Thibet; The Temples of Cashmere; The Mystic Sentence of Thibet; A Sketch of the History of Thibet. Illustrations: Ladak; View in Sirinugger; Solomon&#39;s Throne; Hurree Purbut; Martund; Pandreton; Lamieroo; Road to Egnemo; Rajah&#39;s Palace, Ladak; Monastery of Hemis; [Praying Wheel (missing) ]; Seventh Bridge, Sirinugger; Hindoo Temple in the Himalayas; Gunesh; Birth of Krishna; Temple Decoration, Himalayas; Ancient Jain Temple; Chubootra, or Resting-Place in the Himalayas; The Head of Affairs; An Unpropitious Moment; Kismut; Crossing the Sutlej; A Halting-Place in Cashmere; Latticed Window, Sirinugger; Sacred Tank, Islamabad; Painting versus Poetry; Love-Lighted Eyes; Vernagh; Cashmerian Temple Sculpture; Patrun; Roadside Monument, Thibet; Road to Moulwee; Rock Sculpture; Thibetian Monument; Natives and Lama; Thibetian Religious Literature; Inscribed Stones; Inscribed Stones; Monument at Hemis; Painted Stone; Buddha; Snow Bridge; Kangree; Ancient Hindoo Temple; Fukeer of Solomon&#39;s Throne.; 8vo .

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        Bird's Eye View of Camp Convalescent, Near Alexandria, Va. (Virginia/Civil War)

      Chas. Magnus, New York/Washington D.C. 1863 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Image size: 12 x 17 3/4". Frame size: 16 1/2 x 22 1/2". Inventory#: p1967pfat.

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        The United States Gunboat "Eutaw". Built by John J. Abrahams & Son Baltimore, Md. Engine by Haxlehurst & Weigan Vulcan Works, Baltimore, Md. Hull Length.240 feet. Breadth.35 feet. Depth 12ft. 974 Tons. Engine. Diameter of Cylinder 59 inches. Inclined L.P. Stroke 8 feet 9 inches."

      Endicott & Co, New York 1863 - The Eutaw was one of twenty-seven doubler-ender, paddle wheel gunboats of the "Sassacus class" (named for the vessel of that name which rammed the Confederate Albermarle ). A lithograph of a sister ship, the Chenango , was also published by Endicott & Co. She was built of wood in 1862 and fitted with eight guns. The duty of these rams was to open up and protect the Union ports and guard the river traffic in the Gulf and along the Mississippi. She was broken up in 1867, soon after hostilities ended. Charles Parsons (1821-1910) British born, spent most of his long life in America creating superb marine prints and paintings. Much of his print work was published by the two major New York lithography firms: Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co. His ship portraits are among the finest of the era and demonstrate a love and a profound understanding of boats and life at sea. Catalogue of the Marine Collection at India House , number 282. Lithograph printed in colours with additional hand-colouring. Signature in lithograph: "C. Parsons, '63"

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        1862 WAR Bible: KJV New Testament

      - New Testament, pocket. Original front & back leather boards. Cloth spine attached. Book plate sticker "From the Cargo of the Anglo-RebelBlockade Runner Minna captured by the Circassian on December 6th 1863. By the Government Dispatch Ship Circassian Capt. W. B. Eaton." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Around Nashville & Boston. 1862-1863]. - 82pp. Oblong octavo. Contemporary sheep over limp boards. Extremities lightly worn. Several leaves loose. Minor internal soiling. Very good. A manuscript log of surveys made around Nashville, Tennessee and the battlefield at Shiloh, containing topographical sketches which include descriptions of land forms and elevations, structures, military encampments, and transportation routes. The maps include surveying measurements and annotations in the margins, with labels for local towns and landmarks such as mansions or parade grounds. The author includes estimates of costs for the work to be done, such as grading, land acquisition, superstructure, station buildings, and equipment costs. He has additionally sketched a cross-section of a pontoon, noting the way in which it is used to bridge a river. In addition to notes on Nashville, there are surveys made for the Dighton & Somerset railroad in Massachusetts, and other projects around the area. The author has transcribed a letter to William Cobb of Dighton, Massachusetts in which he indicates the potential proximity of the railroad to Cobb's house. An interesting and informative document, of considerable interest for Civil War railroad construction.

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        Tales of a Wayside Inn

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1863 - First U.S. edition, with all first edition, first printing points per BAL (see below). "Tales of a Wayside Inn" contains the first appearance in book form of the famous "Paul Revere's Ride", although in this book of poems it is headed "The Landlord's Tale". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was one of the most revered and popular poets of his day, earning almost instant recognition with his early poems both in America and abroad, and remaining beloved throughout his life. Upon his death, he became the first non-British writer for whom a commemorative sculpted bust was placed in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey in London; he remains the only American poet represented with a bust (per Wikipedia). ***DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards with blind-embossed ruled border on the front and back boards, gilt lettering on the spine with the title in a rustic face, top edge gilt, brown endpapers, both an illustrated and printed title page, publisher's catalogue at rear dated November, 1863 with this book on page 11 being unpriced with the note "nearly ready", signifying the earliest printing per the BAL. Pagination: [i-viii], 1-225, blank leaf, 21-page publisher's catalogue. ***CONDITION: Overall in fine condition, we are grading as near fine due to a tiny spot of rubbing to the bottom front corner and a minimum of wear to the head of the spine; else fine with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the text pages having just a hint of toning. The illustrated title page does have foxing and there is a prior owner gift inscription, in pencil, on the flyleaf with the date Christmas 1863. ***CITATION: BAL 12136, all first edition points present including the publisher's ad cited above, as well as the two variant readings on pages 125 and 174, this having the first printing reading on both pages. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scottish Nation; or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland: 3 Volume Set

      Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co 1863 - Set of 3 fine large HB volumes in original brown cloth boards with new quality laid in matching brown leather spines, which have 5 raised bands and original tooled red/green/gilt labels. VG all round with green marbled page edges and new buff endpapers with no inscriptions. All inside pages are clean and tight and all ills, plates, etc. are present. A very attractive set. (20 x 28cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs, which will be considerably more if going overseas**

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