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        New Commentaries on the Laws of England

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

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift ("Hahn")

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

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        New Commentaries on the Laws of England

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

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

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

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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Washington

      Richmond 1863 - Mezzotint, from Howdan's bust. Sheet size: 3 1/2 x 3". Inventory#: p446pmat.

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        Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.,

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

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

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

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        The Naturalist on the River Amazons

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

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

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

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

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

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        LE LEGENDE DE SAINTE URSULE

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

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        Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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

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        Poems and Letters.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Karte des Weser-Stroms in XXI Sectionen aus den Strombau-Karten der Uferstaaten zusammengetragen im Jahre 1861 durch J. J. Vorlaender, Königl(ich) Preuß(ischer) Steuerrath. Maßstab 1:20000,,

      Berlin, Lithographische Anstalt von W. Loeillot 1863 - 23 farbige lithographische Tafeln, Die erste Tafel gibt einen Überblick über die 21 Wesersektionen: Münden, Bodenfelde, Carlshafen, Höxter, Polle, Bodenwerder, Hameln, Rinteln, Vlotho, Minden, Stolzenau, Nienburg, Drackenburg, Hoya, Intschede, Thedinghausen, Bremen, Vegesack, Brake (2 Tafeln), Rodenkichen, Bremerhafen. Alle Lithographien gezeichnet von Huxoll. / Tafel der Vlothoer Sektion etwas fleckig. Tafel der Carlshafener und Bremer Sektion stärker fleckig. Erste Tafel der Braker Sektion etwas fleckig, unterer Rand mit kleinen Einrissen (3, 15, 20 & 20 mm), mit kleiner Fehlstelle im unteren Rand (6 x 18 mm); Zweite Tafel der Braker Sektion mit zwei kleinen Einrissen oben (20 mm). Tafel der Rodenkirchener Sektion mit 2 kleinen Einrissen (10, 12 mm). Tafel der Bremerhafener Sektion fleckig und mit 6 Randeinrissen (7, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 32 mm). Sonst guter Zustand. / Nicht bei Bonacker. Sehr selten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 88,5 x 69,5 cm, blaue Halbleinenmappe.

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        Arringhe Officiose.

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

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        EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND PAPERS OF JOHN FREDERICK PIERSON, PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE MUTINY OF THE 1st NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR].

      [Various places. 1862-1863, plus several later pieces]. - Over 145 items, comprised of letters, documents, and later pamphlets. Primarily quarto sheets. Old fold lines, some light wear and soiling scattered throughout. Generally very good, contained in two binders. The extensive archive of Union Colonel John Frederick Pierson, consisting of over 145 items, mostly relating to the arguments and disagreements among the officers of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. J. Frederick Pierson served as an officer from when the regiment was mustered in June, 1861, serving as colonel until he was shot through the chest at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Before that, he quarreled with other regimental officers, which resulted in arrests and court- martials. Many of these documents deal with the ongoing and disruptive fights between the officers. John Frederick Pierson (1839-1932), the son of a New York steel merchant, was privately educated in New York City. He joined the New York National Guard in 1857 (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), but once the Civil War broke out, he was attached to the 1st New York Infantry, Co. "H," as a lieutenant. He quickly climbed up the ranks, becoming a Captain in May 1861, Major in July 1861, Lieut. Colonel in September 1861, Colonel in October 1862, and breveted a Brigadier General in March 13, 1865 (as part of the general brevet promotion that occurred that day). He was wounded twice, once at the Battle of Glendale and once more seriously on May 3, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he was shot through the chest or shoulder. The 1st New York mustered out in June, and Pierson joined the New York 37th on his recovery. He was captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, on Oct. 14, 1863, and taken as a prisoner of war to Libby Prison in Richmond until exchanged. After the war, he joined his family's business, the Ramapo Iron Works. The 1st New York mustered into the Army of the Potomac for two years in May 1861, the first U.S. regiment to enroll for that length. They were first assigned to Fort Monroe, Virginia, then ordered to Big Bethel. From there, they went to Newport News. The regiment was active in several battles, including Big Bethel, Glendale, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorsville. Many of the earliest documents in this archive regard the New York National Guard (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), to which Pierson belonged. One such document is an 1861 roll of the members of the 7th New York, Co. "K," which includes Pierson, and a list of Co. "K" members killed and wounded during the Civil War. After Pierson joined the New York 1st Infantry, Co. "H," on June 27, 1861, he became involved in "the Recruiting business" for the regiment, even using family members, such as his brother Charley, to help. Several letters are included from J. Frederick to Charley, one pleading, "You must help me. Can I get any men there?" Documents from this period also include invoices of purchases for military equipment, including military weapons; promotions; and more. Also included are various general orders listing the promotions of Pierson; lists of "the Officers Mess of Company H" (June 14, 1861, four days after participating in the Battle of Big Bethel); a military appointment of Pierson to captain in the 1st New York signed by New York Governor Edwin D. Morgan (May 27, 1861); a military appointment of Pierson to major signed by Gov. Morgan (July 29, 1861) with a document signed by Adj. Gen. J. Meredith Reed Jr. Trouble began to surface for the 1st New York in early 1862 as the regiment joined the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia. In a letter from Col. Garrett Dyckman at Newport News, Virginia, Pierson finds out that many of the men under Dyckman were hostile to them: "I occasionally receive a hint that the clique business is still flourishing in the Regt but it does not show itself to me. It appears as if Cl. Co. Bj. & Sil. cannot come to an understanding in what manner they shall remove those above them or who shall fill the vacancies if remo

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

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

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

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

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        Tales of All Countries [Second Series]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia

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

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        The Shadow Of Ashlydyat.

      Richard Bentley, London 1863 - 1.5 Three volumes bound by Charles Goodall, Leeds in half calf with marbled boards, four raised bands to spine with gilt rules and titles, red speckled edges. Vol. 1 354pp. Vol. 2. 341pp. Vol. 3 324pp. SADLEIR [3360] listed as one of Sadleir's comparative scarcities. WOLFF [7292]. ; 341 pages Good to head and tail. Top edge dust soiled. Foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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)"

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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.".

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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.

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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).

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