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

      Macmillan and Co., 1863-01-01. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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        JOURNAL DE MENUISERIE. Specialement destine aux Architectes, aux Menuiseries et aux Entrepreneurs. Publié sous la direction de M. Adolphe Mangeant.,

      Paris, Morel 1863, 1871-80. - 1., 13., 15. - 18. Jg. in 6 Bdn. 4°. pro Jg. 48 (tlw. farblithogr.) Taf. Zus. 288 Taf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kanten berieb. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        'Beim Juwelier'.

      . Stahlstich v. Josef Axmann n. Friedrich Friedlaender gedr. b. J. Tomasich in Wien, dat. 1863, 51 x 58,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        THE WATER BABIES. A Fairy tale for a Land Baby

      Macmillan and Co.London.,1863. - FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.(8.1 x 6.4 inches).Second state,without with the L'Envoi leaf.Two full page illustrations by Noel Paton.Some occasional light foxing to a few pages,mostly to the margins.Finely bound in early twentieth century calf leather binding by Riviere.Spine with five raised bands,each with gilt piping.Compartments ruled,decorated and lettered in gilt.Tan cloth on boards.Marbled endpapers.Top edge gilt.Overall a near fine,highly attractive copy of this Victorian classic.:chil.mfes.bind.illu.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Grammaire Française-Tamoule

      Imprimerie des Missionnaires Apostoliques, Pondichéry 1863 - In-12 de 554 p. complet du catalogue des livres de l'Imprimerie des Prêtres des missions étrangères à Pondichéry. Reliure cuir avec étiquette et tampon sur la 1ère page du Collège Saint-Joseph à Lyon [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horae ferales; or studies in the archaeology of the northern nations ... Edited by R. G. Latham and A. W. Franks

      London: "Lovell Reeve and Co.,". 1863. "First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 251; 34 lithograph plates (11 of them chromolithographs), original brown cloth, gilt crest stamped on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine; small spot on front cover, else fine, and unusual thus. Includes a list of 196 subscribers (and therefore likely printed in a small edition) among whom are W. B. Donne, Edward A. Freeman, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. Posthumously published. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS [TWO VOLUME SET] An Exploration

      London: Tinsley Brothers. Near Fine. 1863. Hardcover. Minor foxing on first few pages; Rebound in red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Tipped-in frontispiece with a facsimile signature of Burton; 8vo; xvi, 333, 306 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Ueber Oeffentliche Schulen und Erziehungsanstalten. Nebst einigen Zusätzen zu den Grundsätzen der Erziehung und des Unterrichts für die Besitzer der ersten und zweyten Ausgabe. Halle, the author, Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1799. 8vo. With engraved vignette on title-page. Contemporary boards.

      Lex. der Pädagogik III, 220; cf. Cat. Van Rijn 16; Kat. Sted. Schoolmuz. Antwerpen, p. 10 (abridged Dutch ed. of 1863). First edition of a German plan of education, with the additions for the second and third editions of Grundsätzen der Erziehung und des Unterrichts bound in at the end and the extra title-page for these additions facing the main title-page. The book proposes an overall plan and program for the organisation of public schools in Prussia and in the whole of Germany; not only for general education in primary schools and for professional education in agrarian, technical, industrial, commercial and art schools, in schools for girls, etc., but also for education in military academies, universities and for special education in orphanages, schools for the blind, deaf-mute children, etc. A classic in its field. In good condition, with the large armorial bookplate of the library of the House of Sachsen-Eisenach.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        ANIMAUX DE LA FERME : ESPECE BOVINE.

      1863 - un volume, reliure d'époque demi-chagrin noir in-folio Editeur à coins (binding half shagreen in-folio with corners Editor)(38,5 cm X 28,5 cm), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) et à froid (blind-stamping decoration), entre-nerfs à fleurons "or" au fer plein dans un encadrement de double filets à froid (between the raised bands gilt floweret), titres et auteurs frappés or (gilt title), coiffes supérieures et inférieures anciennement restaurées (mais propre), double filets or en place des nerfs et en tête et en pied (double gilt lines on the place of raised bands and top and at the foot of spine) (légers manque de dorure parfois, mors et coins décorés à froid (joints and corners with blind-stamping decoration), percale noire aux plats (cover with black percale), toutes tranches non rognée (all edges no smooth), orné de 46 planches hors-texte lithograpiées en couleur (une Merveille.!!!) + 65 planches in-texte lithographiées en noir, 336 pages, 1863 Paris Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique Editeur, EDITION ORIGINALE.(Gravures et texte complet - Collationné).Les gravures sont SUPERBES et en parfait état (trés grande fraîcheur des Couleurs).[Nissen 466], .une Rareté. en Bon état malgré les légers défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        Printed map of Gettysburg battlefield from July of 1863

      Printed Map, uncolored, 1 pp, 18" x 28", "Plan of Gettysburg with the Battlefield of July 2 & 3, 1863 and the National Cemetery", lithographed by A. Meisel. Map shows troop positions, roads, railroads, streams, a few houses, both Round Top and Little Round Top, the positions of Federal and Confederate sources, and an inset of the National Cemetery. Fine condition, intersecting storage folds and scattered toning.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        MASTERPIECES OF INDUSTRIAL ART & SCULPTURE AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862

      London: Day & Son, 1863. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Masterpieces of Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862. Selected and Described by J. B. Waring, Architect. Chromo-Lithographed By and Under the Direction of W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. MacCulloch, Etcetera ( 3 Volumes )

      London: Day & Son , 1863. Complete with 301 cromolithographic plates, with accompayning text. Books measure 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Bound in period half morocco, cloth boards, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling within compartments, marble endpapers. Leather light rubbed on edges, some staining to boards. Generally bindings in very good condition, all hinge joints strong. Internally, some occasional light spotting. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in good solid bindings. . First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        THE DAILY CITIZEN. THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1863

      Vicksburg, Ms.: J.M. Swords, Proprietor, 1863.. Folio broadside, printed on wallpaper. Old folds, closed tear in blank margin of one fold, some spotting. Very good. The newspapers printed on wallpaper in Vicksburg during its siege were widely noted at the time, and the Union troops who took possession of the city on July 4 completed and distributed the last issue standing in type. Numerous facsimile versions were published later. This is the first reproduction issue, probably produced in the North as a commemoration later in 1863. Brigham identifies this as the first reproduction, noting its minor variations from the original, mainly the substitution of the article, "Recent Federal Losses at Vicksburg," in the last column. Brigham details some twenty facsimile versions. Brigham, "Wall-Paper Newspapers of the Civil War" in BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS FOR WILBERFORCE EAMES (New York, 1924), pp.203-9.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Northern Territory of South Australia

      Adelaide: W. C. Cox, Government Printer, 1863. Slim octavo, 54 pp., large folding map (a little split at a few of the folds), a very good copy with the errata slip bound in, preserved in polished half calf with gilt lettering by Bayntun. The wild north awaits. Detailed report published in response to the Crown's decision to annexe the present-day Northern Territory to the colony of South Australia. This act increased the area of South Australian territory by over half a million square miles. The report summarises early exploration reports on the area (including Stuart and Leichhardt) revealing a vast area of rich natural resources. Accordingly, the geographical survey is followed by speculation on tropical fruits and other crops suitable for cultivation, and the prospects for grazing in the top end (extracted from Earl's {i Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia }published in Singapore the previous year) . Of additional interest is the large map, an impressive example of colonial South Australian lithographic printing, and entirely compiled at the office of the Surveyor General in Adelaide.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        MASTERPIECES OF INDUSTRIAL ART & SCULPTURE AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862

      London: Day & Son, 1863. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        ALS - Eigehändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . London ("5 George St. Hannover Square W") 14.IV.1863. 2 S. 8°.. James Hinton (1822-1875), englischer Chirurg und philosophischer Schriftsteller, galt als der beste Kenner und Praktiker der Chirurgie des Ohres seiner Zeit. - An einen Geistlichen (Mr. Hood), den er von seiner Ernennung zum "Aural Surgeon to Guys Hospital" unterrichtet. - - "... I have taken rooms accordingly at the above address for the purpose of carrying on an aural practice - w[hic]h I mean to do with all my power. - - I am here every day from 10 till 1 . except on Tuesdays when I have to leave for Guys soon after 11. - - Shall I not soon have the pleasure of seeing your little boy? - I was disappointed at not seeing him before ..." - - Im Folgenden dankt er für die freundliche Aufnahme seines Buches "Life in Nature" (1862) - "... I have for the present laid aside philosophy. My head is full of pathology instead ." - - James Hinton "was appointed aural surgeon to Guy's in 1863. He then took a house in George Street, Hanover Square, and began practice as a specialist.Three years afterwards his old friend Mr. Toynbee died, and Hinton took his house in Savile Row. Here he practised for nearly ten years, being the most eminent aural surgeon in London at the time ..." (Samuel Wilks & G.T. Bettany, A Biographical History of Guy's Hospital, (1892), pp. 401-409; dort eine ausführliche Lebensbeschreibung).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Observationes nonnulae de ovorum ranarum segmentatione, que "Furchungsprocess" dicitur.

      . Bonnae, Formis C. Georgi, 1863, 4°, 16 pp, (2), mit 2 von M.Schultze gezeichneten farblith. Tafeln mit 16 Abbildungen, orig. broschiertes Exemplar; mit eigenhändiger Widmung "Herrn Prof. Harting zu Utrecht hochachtungsvoll der Verf.". Important dedication copy inscribed by the author on the front wrapper! - First edition of the "best contemporary description of the segmentation furrowing the egg" by Maximillian Johann Sigismund Schultze (1825-1874). - Garrison & Morton No. 488

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        Cadastres abrégés des seigneuries du district de Québec, déposés au greffe de Québec, chez le receveur général et au bureau des terres de la couronne, suivant les dispositions des statuts refondus pour le Bas-Canada, chap. 41, sects. 25, 26 et 27. Volume I, nos 1 à 55 et Volume II. nos 56 à 110

      - Québec, Georges Desbarats, 1863, pagination multiple (plus de 1000 pages). Reliure fendue et fatiguée, intérieur en parfait état. Frais de transport à déterminer. Cachet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Claudine Bouvier]
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        Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch für das Königreich Sachsen nebst Publications-Verordnung vom 2. Januar 1863 - Mit ausführlichem, alphabetischen und chronologisch geordnetem Sach- und Wortregister unter vergleichender Berücksichtigung der speciellen Motiven des Gesetzbuchs, sowie unter Aufnahme der dem heutigen Römischen Rechte angehörigen lateinischen Kunstausdrücke -

      Meinhold & Söhne -, Dresden - 1863 - weitere Mitwirkende: Friedrich Albert Wengler - beigeheftet: Verordnung die ein- und Ausführung des bürgerlichen Gesetzbuchs für das Königreich Sachsen, sowie Verordnung das Verfahren in nichtstreitigen Rechtssachen betreffend, vom 9. Januar 1865 und Gesetz die Beschlußfassung gewisser juristischer Personen betreffend, vom 27. Januar 1865 + Ausführliches alphabetisch und chronologisch geordnetes Sach- und Wortregister zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuche für das Königreich Sachsen, . - in altdeutscher Frakturschrift gedruckt, - Deutsch - 406 und 57 und 128 S. 18 x 12 x 3 cm - Klein-Oktav 450g. mit starken Gebrauchsspuren - stark berieben und bestoßen mit Randläsuren, kleinere Fehlstellen am Rücken, deutlich nachgedunkelt und stockfleckig, mit Namenseintragung eines Vorbesitzers, - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Erlbachbuch Antiquariat]
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        Histoire Naturelle des Diptères des environs de Paris, oeuvre posthume... Publié par les soins de sa famille, sous la direction de M. H. Monceaux.

      Paris, V. Masson et fils, 1863. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (208 x 135mm). pp. xvi, 1143; (4), 920, with frontispiece portrait of the author. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering. André Jean Bapiste Robineau-Desvoidy (1799-1857) was a French entomologist and physician of independant means. "According to Stone (1980), Robineau-Desvoidy had few friends after his falling out with Macquart. After Robineau-Desvoidy's death, one of his rare friends, Mr. Monceaux, secretary of a local scientific society in Auxerre, took it upon himself to edit and print the unpublished manuscripts of Robineau-Desvoidy" (Evenhuis 1863). 250 copies were printed of which this copy is number 170. A rare work. //Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar. Half title with manuscript dedication of the family of the author to Monsieur Guérin-Meneville.//Horn-Schenkling 18221; Evenhuis, Litteratura Taxonomica Diptorum 1863.

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        Army Officer's Pocket Companion and Manual for Staff Officers in the Field

      D. Van Nostrand, New York 1863 - Contemporary navy blue straight grained calf binding. Gilt title and decorative blinds tamping to the front cover. Small portion of the headcap is worn away. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. AEG marbled. Presentation note on the FFEP. "Compliments of Lieut. Col. T. W. Black to Lieut. Col. Mark L. McDonald .?" Some light foxing to the prelims. 25 illustrations. Index. Discussions include French staff corps, staff of the U.S. Army, artillery, infantry convoys, battle, etc. 314 pages. No copies located atOCLC. 1 copy found on COPAC. A very rare army manual. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        The Army Officer's Pocket Companion; Principally designed for staff officers in the field. Partly translated from the french of M. De Rouvre, lieutenant-colonel of the french staff-corps, with additions from standard american, french, and english authorities.

      Van Nostrand New York, 1863 - black leather binding with light edge wear, Remarkable like-new book inside with no marks or thumbed pages. Marbled edges and endpapers (olive drab?). 314 pages 26 (figures) drawings/diagrams from troop formations to fort diagrams to cooking methods. Index, See photo, ready to ship [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British wild flowers. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby. Described, with an introduction and key to the natural orders, by C. Pierpoint Johnson. Re-issue: to which is now added a supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants. By John W. Salter and the Fern, Horsetails, and Club-mosses by John E. Sowerby.

      London, J. Van Voorst, 1863. Royal 8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. xlix, (3), 186, with a handcoloured lithographed frontispiece showing a bouquet of wild flowers, 2 plain and 89 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt ornamented spine. An attractively illustrated work.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        JOURNAL DE MENUISERIE. Specialement destine aux Architectes, aux Menuiseries et aux Entrepreneurs. Publie sous la direction de M. Adolphe Mangeant.

      Paris, Morel 1863, 1871-80.. 1., 13., 15. - 18. Jg. in 6 Bdn. 4°. pro Jg. 48 (tlw. farblithogr.) Taf. Zus. 288 Taf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kanten berieb..

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        [Manuscript]: Autograph Journal

      (New York): (no publisher). (1863). One bound, ruled "blank book," 20 x 16 cm, full contemporary calf wallet binding, consisting of 161 leaves or 322 (unnumbered) manuscript pages, with tables and diagrams in the author's hand. Very good, the leather is rubbed and scuffed, soft and pliable. Autograph notebook, written in German, of Civil War Union Sergeant John Michel, Signed and dated 27 September, 1863, started soon after his release from the Army. With two distinct letterpress stationer's labels, "R.C. Barclay, Binder, Stationer, and Blank Book Manufacturer," on the front pastedown (which opens out into an accordion style pocket) and the back pastedown. Lacks four leaves (possibly removed by Michel) with one detached leaf laid in.John Michel served in the celebrated United Turner Rifles (the 20th New York Volunteer Infantry) from 1861 to 1863, a unit composed largely of German immigrants. He was mustered in as corporal and promoted sergeant in July, 1861, and mustered out on June 1, 1863. The journal consists of his study of the horoscope and related astrological observations, and of electricity and magnetism. Interspersed throughout the text are alphabets and number sequences with corresponding ciphers. Of particular interest are his diagrams of batteries and the electric telegraph, and other devices relating to electricity and magnetism. A fascinating, carefully written, and detailed manuscript. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With Remarks On His Life and Writings By Thomas Campbell

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1863. Hardcover. No jacket. Specially bound for presentation in Herne's Oak. With dedication signature from Trevor Nunn, L. Olivier, Mary Rutherford and others. Several contemporary RSC ephemera included. Few scores on oak boards and gilded page block. Spine is slightly worn. Dedications on early pages and throughout the volume. Early pages to page xxx are chipped and creased on upper leading corners, with reinforced FEP. Foxing in the volume. Several pages have nicks on edges. Minor tears on leading edge of plate after page 378. Slight pen mark on p.691. Binding is intact, contents are clear. Unique and extraordinarily special. AM. hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        Horae ferales; or studies in the archaeology of the northern nations . Edited by R. G. Latham and A. W. Franks

      Lovell Reeve and Co.,, London 1863 - First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 251; 34 lithograph plates (11 of them chromolithographs), original brown cloth, gilt crest stamped on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine; small spot on front cover, else fine, and unusual thus. Includes a list of 196 subscribers (and therefore likely printed in a small edition) among whom are W. B. Donne, Edward A. Freeman, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. Posthumously published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horae ferales; or studies in the archaeology of the northern nations ... Edited by R. G. Latham and A. W. Franks

      London: "Lovell Reeve and Co.,". 1863. "First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 251; 34 lithograph plates (11 of them chromolithographs), original brown cloth, gilt crest stamped on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine; small spot on front cover, else fine, and unusual thus. Includes a list of 196 subscribers (and therefore likely printed in a small edition) among whom are W. B. Donne, Edward A. Freeman, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. Posthumously published. "

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        Urkundliche Geschichte des Kreises Merzig, im Regierungsbezirke Trier.

      Saarlouis, Stein 1863.. 23 x 15 cm. Frontispiz, [3] Bl., 372 S., [1] Bl. Mit einer grenzkolorierten, lithographierten Karte und insgesamt 5 federlithographierten Ansichten. Zeitgenössisches Halbleinen unter Verwendung der Original-Broschur. Einband bestossen, Gelenke aussen gerissen. Durchgehend gebräunt und teils stärker stockfleckig, ausgenommen die Tafeln. Die Karte mit hinterlegten Einrissen.. Die fünf Ansichten zeigen Merzig (Sammelblatt mit fünf Ansichten: Kirche von Osten und Süden, Innenansicht des Chores, Hospital und Stadthaus), Mettlach (ehemalige Benediktinerabtei = Villeroy & Boch; alter Turm), Montclair (mit 3 Wappen), Schloss und Burgruine von Dagstuhl (Wadern) und Beckingen. Sie tragen die (teilweise leicht varierende) Signatur "Gez. u. lith. von H. Dirke in Saarlouis". Die große mehrfach gefaltete Karte (44 x 52 cm) trägt den Titel "Territorial-Karte des Kreises Merzig, (Bestand des Jahres 1778) nach Anweisung des Landraths von Briesen angefertigt durch J. Büchel 1862. Autographie der Lith. Anstalt von Hochmuth in Trier. Maßstab 1:80.000". Die Legende erschließt 40 num. "Römische Baureste", Römerstrassen, die Grenzen des Gemeinschaftlichen Hochgerichts, sowie die Grenzen von Kurfürstenthum Trier, Herzogthum Lothgrinnen, Herrschaft Dagstuhl, Ritterschaft Münchweiler und Reichsdorf Michelbach. Zwei Nebenkarten zeigen "Plan der Belagerung von Montclair vom 2. Mai bis 22. December 1351" und "Abriss des Fleckens Merzig anno 1617". Ein Nachdruck des Werkes erschien 1980, während die hier vorliegende Original-Ausgabe von großer Seltenheit ist und zuletzt 1998 auf einer deutschen Auktion verkauft wurde. Titelblatt mit dem unleserlichen Stempel einer nicht identifizierten Adelsbibliothek.

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        Return (In Part) and (In Continuation) to an Address of the House of Lords, Dated 2d July 1863, for Copies of Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since January 1st 1862, Relative to a Road and Telegraph to British Columbia, and Transfer of the Rights of the Hudson's Bay Company to Other Parties: And Also, Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since the 15th March 1859, Relative to the Renewal of the Exclusive Licence of Trade, the Maintenance of a Military Force for the Protection of the Colony at Red River, and the Affairs of Rupert's Land. [Caption Title]

      London 1863. (Self wrappers) 21,[1];15,[1]pp. Very good. Folio (34.5 x 21.5 cm.) in 2 parts sewn as issued. Discreet Hudson's Bay Company stamp on front of second part with some minor soiling and chipping to edges. Not in Lowther; Peel 3 - 440. - "Official documents dated from 1860 to 1863, to and from C. Fortescue, H.H. Berens, Duke of Newcastle, T. Fredk, Eliot, and Sir F. Rogers"..

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        Return (In Part) and (In Continuation) to an Address of the House of Lords, Dated 2d July 1863, for Copies of Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since January 1st 1862, Relative to a Road and Telegraph to British Columbia, and Transfer of the Rights of the Hudson's Bay Company to Other Parties: And Also, Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since the 15th March 1859, Relative to the Renewal of the Exclusive Licence of Trade, the Maintenance of a Military Force for the Protection of the Colony at Red River, and the Affairs of Rupert's Land. [Caption Title]

      London - 1863. (Self wrappers) Very good. 21,[1];15,[1]pp. Folio (34.5 x 21.5 cm.) in 2 parts sewn as issued. Discreet Hudson's Bay Company stamp on front of second part with some minor soiling and chipping to edges. Not in Lowther; Peel 3 - 440. - "Official documents dated from 1860 to 1863, to and from C. Fortescue, H.H. Berens, Duke of Newcastle, T. Fredk, Eliot, and Sir F. Rogers". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album with Twenty-Two Watercolors, Mostly Botanical, Twelve Other Original Drawings and a Few Prints and Poems

      England, 1863 - 1869. Full Blindstamped Morocco. Very Good. 4to. 29 by 24 cm. The watercolors and other drawings, which are mostly mounted, are generally of exceptional quality. Botanicals dominate, especially in terms of the watercolors, in which eleven or twelve can be so categorized. Of these, three feature fruit prominently, and another three show bouquets. One of the most charismatic of the colored artwork is a page with illumination and Gothic calligraphy. In this, there is floral decoration and small butterfly figures. Another striking page is dedicated entirely to butterflies, with a larger watercolor done on pith paper, in a Chinese manner, at the center, and cut-outs of watercolored butterflies, also probably on the same kind of paper, in the corners. Not to be overlooked are two portrayals of birds, and most unusual is a pencil and watercolored drawing of a snake. There are two portraits, one of Napoleon, which is probably printed and hand-colored, and another of William Lenthall, a seventeenth century Parliamentarian, which appears entirely painted. The pencil and charcoal drawings are more varied, with depictions of children, a steamship, ruins, bucolic settings, portraits, etc. The watercolors are often initialed, and we know the identity of the artist became it is written in Gothic calligraphy, as well as dated, on an otherwise printed page that has hand-colored ornamentation. There is one outlier, dated 1890 and initial B. A. R., and one other watercolor that stylistically would appear to have been done by the same hand, but most of the drawings were clearly done by Newland and come from the 1860s. The album itself, by which we mean the binding, is probably quite a bit older, since one of the prints within it is dated 1828, and the kind of blindstamping is typical of an earlier day. There are also several poems written out in a neat cursive. It is, though, the artwork that sets this album apart from others of the same period and genre. A few pieces are loose. The binding is heavily worn around its edges, chipped on the spine, abraded in a number of places, and repaired along its joints, yet still a handsome cover.

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        ENSAYO DE DESCRIPCIÓN GEOGNÓSTICA DE LA PROVINCIA DE TERUEL, en sus relaciones con la agricultura de la misma.

      - Imp. Nacional. Madrid. 1863. 312pp.+10 láms. B/N fuera de texto+1 mapa desplegable. 31 x 22 cm. Enc. holandesa de época con lomo en piel. GEOGRAFÍA-GEOLOGÍA-TERUEL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la révolution française états généraux. - Constituante - Convention - Directoire 1788-1800. Première série de l'Histoire de soixante ans.

      Ferdinand Sartorius libraire-éditeur, 1863 - Paris, Ferdinand Sartorius libraire-éditeur, 1863. 4 vol. in 8 de [4]-408pp., 362pp., 445pp., 404pp., reliures en plein maroquin rouge grenat à petits grains postérieures (début du XXème siècle) signées de Yseux succéseur de Thierry-Simier, dos à 5 nerfs très légèrement frottés à la janséniste, titre et tomaison dorés, date dorée en queue de dos, filet doré sur les coupes, double filet doré sur les bordures des contreplats, pages de garde en queue de paon, couvertures et dos conservés, intérieur frais et pur, tranches dorées, bon et bel exemplaire dans une très belle reliure. Édition originale. Comprend; tome I.: Livres I-VIII, tome II.: livres IX-XIV, tome III.: livres XV-XX, tome IV.: livres XXI-XXVII. Hippolyte Castille qui naquit le 8 novembre 1820 à Montreuil dans le Calvados et décéda le 26 septembre 1886 à Luc-sur-Mer dans le Pas-de-Calais, fut un publiciste français. Il collabora à divers journaux et revues, dont ''L'Esprit public'', le ''Musée des familles'' et ''Le Corsaire'', et fonda ''Le Travail intellectuel'' et ''La République française''. Louis Yseux, ancien ouvrier de Durvand. En 1908 il s'associa avec Thierry, successeur de Petit, et lui-même successeur de Simier fils, et il reprit entièrement l'affaire en 1915. L'atelier était alors situé 5 quai de Conti à Paris. L'immeuble étant menacé de démolition, Yseux transféra l'atelier quelques années plus tard 18 rue Dauphine où il exerça jusqu'en 1951, année de son décès. Barbance lui succéda peu de temps après et transféra à son tour l'atelier près d'Avallon dans l'Yonne. Yseux eut une clientèle de bibliophiles et nombreux sont les ventes de bibliothèques où figure sa signature. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt

      Amsterdam, de Hoogh, 1863-64.. Three books in one volume. Octavo. Pp. vii, 343; (2), 310, (1) verso blank; (1) verso blank, 302, (1) verso blank. Three title-pages and three chromolithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, a pair to each book. Plus 10 other chromolithograph plates with facing tissue guards, and two hand-coloured, folding lithograph maps, bound-in. Index. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf, corners forest-green, and marbled boards. Spine gilt-stamped, richly decorated. In about fine condition (paper on boards rubbed and dull, endpapers dusty, small stain or two). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition. Tobler, p. 226 (wrongfully dating the edition as 1862). Very rare. KVK locates just a single copy worldwide, that in the British Library. Another copy, in Union Catalog Southwest Germany, is of a later, 20th century edition. OCLC 64502767 locates only 4 copies worldwide, all in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Radboud Univsesiteit Nijmegen, Tresoar Leeuwarden, Amsterdam University). OCLC 64601619 locates another copy, but that of the 1873 edition, in Theologische University Kampen. Eduard Gerdes (1821-1898). With delicately executed views of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Sinai, Suez, Damascus, and other locations.

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        Atlas der Ophthalmoscopie - Atlas d' Ophthalmoscopie. Darstellung des Augenhintergrundes im gesunden und krankhaften Zustande.

      . Paris (Bailliere), Berlin (Hirschwald), 1863, Gr.-Folio, 42 pp. Erklärungen. Bilingual, deutscher u. französischer Text. 12 prächtige Farbtafeln mit 57 Abbildungen, OHlwdBd.. Erste Auflage. Richard Liebreich (1830-1917) wurde in Königsberg geboren, studierte in Berlin und promovierte 1853 in Halle. Er war Präparator bei Helmholtz und Assistent bei Graefe. 1862 ging er nach Paris. Ein Jahr später erschien der vorliegende Atlas mit 12 eigenhändigen Farbtafeln höchster wissenschaftlicher und künstlerischer Qualität. Alle 57 Abb. sind noch in Berlin von ihm ausgeführt und unter seiner Mitwirkung dort auf den Stein übertragen worden. Nach siebenjähriger Tätigkeit als Leiter der Augenabteilung am St. Thomas-Hospital in London, verbrachte er seinen Lebensabend wieder in Paris. - - First Edition of the first atlas of the fundus and one of the most important ophthalmoscopical atlases of the 19th century. In the preface Liebreich states that it was from Helmholtz himself that he first learned of the ophthalmoscope in 1851. The plates, accompanied by an explanatory text in German and French, illustrate in great detail the diseases of the eye. Including the normal fundus, staphyloma posticum, diseases of the tic dis, congenital anomalies, etc. In 1862 Liebreich migrated to Paris. From 1871 to 1878 he was ophthalmic surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital in London, than again in Paris. His career may be said to have culminated with the publication of the present atlas. The twelve lithographed plates are after Liebreich's own paintings. " ..the unusally detailed and comprehensive accuracy of Liebreichs work assured it a lasting place both in 19th century practice and in the history of ophthalmoscopic literature." Becker - - Garrison & Morton 5892; Becker Collection, 236 (Third edition only); British Opt. Ass. Libr. vol. III, 122; Hirschberg VI 1094; Goldschmid 208. See Tower, R. Liebreich and his Atlas... In: Archives of Ophthalm., vol 65 (June 1961), pp.792-797.

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        Album with Twenty-Two Watercolors, Mostly Botanical, Twelve Other Original Drawings and a Few Prints and Poems

      1863 - 1869, England 1863 - 4to. 29 by 24 cm. The watercolors and other drawings, which are mostly mounted, are generally of exceptional quality. Botanicals dominate, especially in terms of the watercolors, in which eleven or twelve can be so categorized. Of these, three feature fruit prominently, and another three show bouquets. One of the most charismatic of the colored artwork is a page with illumination and Gothic calligraphy. In this, there is floral decoration and small butterfly figures. Another striking page is dedicated entirely to butterflies, with a larger watercolor done on pith paper, in a Chinese manner, at the center, and cut-outs of watercolored butterflies, also probably on the same kind of paper, in the corners. Not to be overlooked are two portrayals of birds, and most unusual is a pencil and watercolored drawing of a snake. There are two portraits, one of Napoleon, which is probably printed and hand-colored, and another of William Lenthall, a seventeenth century Parliamentarian, which appears entirely painted. The pencil and charcoal drawings are more varied, with depictions of children, a steamship, ruins, bucolic settings, portraits, etc. The watercolors are often initialed, and we know the identity of the artist became it is written in Gothic calligraphy, as well as dated, on an otherwise printed page that has hand-colored ornamentation. There is one outlier, dated 1890 and initial B. A. R., and one other watercolor that stylistically would appear to have been done by the same hand, but most of the drawings were clearly done by Newland and come from the 1860s. The album itself, by which we mean the binding, is probably quite a bit older, since one of the prints within it is dated 1828, and the kind of blindstamping is typical of an earlier day. There are also several poems written out in a neat cursive. It is, though, the artwork that sets this album apart from others of the same period and genre. A few pieces are loose. The binding is heavily worn around its edges, chipped on the spine, abraded in a number of places, and repaired along its joints, yet still a handsome cover.

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        Physiologie medicale de la circulation du sang basee sur l'etude graphique des mouvements du coeur et du pouls arteriel 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. - Etienne 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.

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO.

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - 8vo. 1st ed., 2nd issue binding. Very good with slight edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE [TWO VOLUME SET]

      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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