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        Notice sur les travaux originaux (specialement ceux de physiologie).

      Victor Masson et Fils, (1863)., Paris: - 242 x 159 mm. 8vo. [iv], 28 pp. Bibliography of Brown-Sequard’s written works; lightly foxed. Original printed wrappers; soiled, extremities showing wear. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TOP COVER, "Dr. Percival Wright, with Dr. B.-S.?s regard." Very good. FIRST EDITION. An important bibliography of Dr. Brown-Sequard’s writings. PROVENANCE: Edward Percival Wright (1834-1910) was a naturalist who studied ophthalmology at Oxford. In 1869 Wright was appointed professor of botany and keeper of the herbarium at Trinity College. DNB, 1901-1911, pp. 709-710. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        YEDO AND PEKING: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals ofJapan and China, Wit

      London 1863, Murray. Original pictorial cloth, 335p.,folding frontis, 21 b.w. wood engravings:6 full page; 19 text illus, 2 folding maps/plans, bit of usual head, tail/spine & corner rubbing, spine creased, else solid, index. FIRST EDITION Discusses Nagasaki, Deshima, Vries's Island, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Yedo, "Shanghae," Peking, a journey to the mountains, &c. The celebrated British author and China resident took advantage of the newly opened Japan to go there to explore her wonders. He describes, the manners and customs, natural productions, food, art products, agriculture all in his comfortable tone, the majestic processions, trees and shrubs, tombs, begging priests, drunken men, intemperance of the people in general and so much more. Arrival at Nagasaki, tea-houses, Nagasaki trade, on to Yokohama & Yedo, bronzes, ivory carvings, books, maps, toys, curiosities. * Kanagawa, travels in the country-side, charm of Japanese ladies, hospitality of Sir Alcock, the "Yakoneens" [Yakunin or government officials], castles, suicide: Hara-kiri, size of Yedo. * A search for Japanese plants, Bonsai, eating of monkeys, tea plants, execution place. Travel to Kamakura, murder of an Englishman in Yokohama, Mt. Fuji, the Inland Sea, climate, silk & tea. * CHINA: On to Shanghai. the Pei-ho River, arrival at Tientsin, details of life, on to Peking, mode of travel, foreign embassies, medical missions, Tartar & Chinese cities. Street life in Peking, Imperial Palaces, food, gardens & plants, royal ladies, journey to the mountains, long trains of camels & donkeys, pagodas &c. * A fascinating and most early primary resource in a country devoid of the Westerners and their influence. While in China he visited Chefoo & Tien-tsin after the war, on to Peking & other parts little known to Europeans. . A keen set of essays on China: people, customs, traditions, street life, fat beggars, poorhouse, climate, vegetation, new settlement for foreign merchants, wretched roads, ramparts of Peking, foreign embassies the medical missions. * An excellent description of an earlier Peking, the Chinese city, shops, merchandise, jade, bronzes, porcelains, nursery gardens and plants, visit from Mandarins. Sail to Shanghai &c. . A wonderful primary resource & historical guide to the great cities. * Robert Fortune [1813-1880] was sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. He introduced the kumquat, double yellow rose, chrysanthemums to England. On his second visit in 1847 he collected tea plants for the U.S. Government and for the East India Company then introduced them to the North-West provinces of India. * The author was also an early visitor to Loo Choo [Okinawa] archipelago. Fortune, spent some four years abroad collecting plants, survived a pirate attack and shipwrecked, this was his last of several books. * REFERENCES: H. Cordier: BILIOTHECA JAPONICA p.566 * H. Cordier: SINICA: 21116 * Staflen 1832 * G. Morrison p.280. * .

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        Journal de menuiserie spécialement destiné aux architectes, aux menuisiers et aux entrepreneurs. (6 volumes de la première à la sixième année)

      chez A. Morel et Cie, éditeurs 13 rue Bonaparte à Paris,1863-1864-1865-1866-1867-1868,, 6 volumes grands et forts in 4 (32,5 x 26 cm), 102 + 101 + 102 + 102 + 102 + 102 soit 612 pages de textes sur 2 colonnes (planches hors texte non paginées). Ensemble contenant un total collationné de 289 planches en hors texte ( dont 2 en doubles-pages et 10 en couleurs), reliées en fin de volume pour chaque année, et montées sur onglets et légendées ainsi que des dizaines de planches en noir dans le texte. Reliure de l'époque, demi chagrin vert-empire, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de filets et guirlandes dorés, dates, titres et tomaisons dorés. +++++++ le " Journal de menuiserie spécialement destiné aux architectes, aux menuisiers et aux entrepreneurs " sous la direction d'Adolphe Mangeant est paru de 1863 à 1885 (l'année 1871 n'ayant pas paru) en douze livraisons annuelles. Chaque année complète annonce 48 planches en hors texte, quelques années cependant ont des variantes selon qu'elles comportent des planches en double-page et/ou en couleurs. En ce qui concerne les 6 premières années de parution que nous proposons ici, la répartition des planches est la suivante : 1863, 49 planches dont 2 en couleur - 1864, 49 planches dont 6 en couleur - 1865, 47 planches dont 2 en couleur et 2 en double-page - 1866, 48 planches - 1867, 48 planches - 1868, 48 planches. Chaque volume est bien complet de sa page de titre, de son texte introductif et technique, de sa table des matières et des planches. Toutes les planches sont numérotées et classées en deux catégories de menuiserie: "La menuiserie moderne" et " La menuiserie ancienne ". Dans la classification " Menuiserie moderne " de ces 6 premières années de parution, on trouve des ouvrages de menuiserie tels que : Pupitres d'école, écuries, plafonds, caissons à jour, portes, devantures de boutiques, cadres de glaces, chalets, confessionnaux, corniches, dressoirs, portes-intérieures, portes-harnais, escaliers d'écurie, parquets, poteaux indicateurs, pouponnières, chambranles, lambris, portes-cochères, portes de salon, portes-batarde, aménagements de salons et de vestibules, aménagements de magasins, de basse-cours, buvettes, combles en bois, paravents, niches, pavillons de garde, portes charretières, tables, vitrines, tabourets, volets brisés, aménagements de bureaux, autels de chapelles, chaires à prêcher, clôture de nefs, moulures appliquées, pupitres-lutrin, boutiques de tailleurs, cloisons vitrées, tribunes de professeurs, croisées de grands pavillons, tables des salles d'études, grilles en bois, passerelles en charpente, porte d'entrée d'hôtels privés, portes cochères, volets extérieurs, bancs de jardins, caisses pour arbrisseaux, clôtures en treillage, bancs d'amphithéâtre, caisse de magasins, étagères des concierges, porte-modèles, bibliothèques, aménagements intérieurs d'une librairie, d'une pharmacie, boutiques mobiles, bureaux-caisses, mobilier d'église, escaliers de magasin, tambours de boutique, etc. Dans la classification " Menuiserie ancienne " de ces 6 premières années de parution, on trouve des ouvrages de menuiserie tels que : alcôves, petits bancs, chapiers, cheminées, panneaux de porte, portes, stalles, tabernacles, assemblages, rallongements, baguettes d'angles, chapiteaux et corniches, colonnes, portes cochères et guichets, volets, bancs d'oeuvres, boudoirs, lambris, bureaux, chaires, lutrins, armoires, devantures de boutiques, buffets d'orgues, dressoirs, mobiliers d'églises, retables, salons, balustres, buffets, cabinets, coffrets, impostes, lits, etc - Reliure en bon état, intérieur présentant de rares et diffuses rousseurs éparses mais continues, assez bon exemplaire.

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        THE CAPITAL OF THE TYCOON: A Narrative of Three Years' Residence in Japan.

      - London 1863, Longmans. Green pictorial cloth, gold stamped decorations, 469+539p., 16 chromolitho plates, 128 b.w. text woodcuts,2 folding color maps, 2 vol. set, index,clean,solid copy, 14.5 x 23 cm. WITH THE AUTHOR'S LETTER FIRST EDITION Sir Rutherford Alcock [Sir John Rutherford Alcock] (1809-1897), British diplomat in China and Japan. . Written by a British diplomat, this is Alcock's best known work. He was a skilled diplomat appointed first British Consul-General to Japan in 1858. His primary observations of early Japan by a foreigner was legendary. His keen and lucid observations of the Japanese are considered to be one of the most important early works on Japan just after the opening. *** !!! CAUTION WHEN ORDERING: . We may have more than one edition or copies of this title in stock. Please read carefully to confirm which copy you are ordering. . The below letter ONLY goes with the First English Edition, a 2 volume set, and no others. . ABOUT THE AUTHOR'S LETTER: [This copy only] THE AUTHOR'S HAND-WRITTEN AND SIGNED LETTER, July 26, 1873: Autograph Letter Signed ["Rutherford Alcock"]) from Sir John Rutherford Alcock to 'Mr. Vreeland', giving his views on the defense of the British Empire. . This copy has a lovely letter on the author's letter-head stationery, reading: "My Dear Mr. Vreeland, I return with thanks the very interesting paper you lent me on the general principles of defense for the Empire -I should certainly be disposed to argue with the writer, so far as my knowledge of military tactics &.British Empire would bear no strain in the time of peace & ensuing war, it would be too late ! Yours truly, Rutherford Alcock." . The letter is a folded sheet down to 9 x 11.5 cm., opens to be 18 x 11.5 cm., 4 pages in all [1 sheet 2 sides]. The top shows his black embossed address: "14, Great Queen Street, Westminister, S.W.] [London]. . The letter is laid into the book, not attached. Nicely done. Letters from Alcock, and his signed items are RARE . *** COVERING ALCOCK'S HISTORIC & DIPLOMAT ASSIGNMENTS: . This work covers Alcock's historic visit and diplomatic assignment. Addresses his preparations, visits to Canton, Shanghai, Macao, the Yangtze. Voyage to Nagasaki, Japan as it was, first impressions, on to Yeddo. Arrival of the British & American diplomatic agents at Yeddo. * The capital and its environs, first lessons in Japanese diplomacy, life as an exile, first bloodshed, arrival of Amoorsky and Russian the squadron, officer & two sailors butchered in Yokohama streets. Official minister interview, visit to Hakodadi, murder of a French consul's servant, gold currency, Tycoon's palace burned down. down. * Country walks: agriculture, flora and fauna, lacquer ware. Great fire in Yokohama, murder of the Regent, his journal leaves, Treaty Ports, Tycoon audience, pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji, sulphur Atami springs, manufacture of Paper, Hiogo and Osaka, Mr. Oliphant is wounded, social life, women, art &c. * RUTHERFORD ALCOCK: HIS TIME IN JAPAN 1858-1864: "In 1858, he was appointed consul-general in the newly opened empire of Japan, and in the following year was promoted to be minister plenipotentiary. In those days, residence in Japan was surrounded with many dangers, and the people were intensely hostile to foreigners. In 1860, Mr. Alcock's native interpreter was murdered at the gate of the legation, and in the following year the legation was stormed by a body of Ronin, whose attack was repulsed by Mr. Alcock and his staff. In 1860 he became the first foreigner to climb Mount Fuji. In 1864, he returned to Japan, and after a year's further residence he was transferred to Peking, where he represented the British government until 1871, when he retired." Quoted from Wikipedia: *** ANOTHER COPY, WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S LETTER: This is the First Edition [Brititsh], bound in the original green cloth, nice copy, solid, complete and bright,but no letter. *** NOTE: Not all later editions have the color plates. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier, J

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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.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande. Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. Dritte Abtheilung: Von Köln bis an's Meer. Zweite Section [Holland].

      Darmstadt Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange 1863 - (EA); ca 24x16 cm; (12) 560 Seiten mit gestochenem Titelblatt und 156 (statt 157 ?) Stahlstichtafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband leicht bestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk etwa knapp zu Hälfte fachmännisch restauriert, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, Name auf Titelblatt, Seiten vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, Tafeln meist nur geringfügig fleckig; die Tafel "Gorkum - Gorinchem" nicht mit eingebunden, möglicherweise auch gar nicht erschienen; sonst komplettes Exemplar) Enthält den kompletten Holland-Band der Reihe. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

      ondon- Smith, Elder and Co, 1863 Book. Good. Hardcover. An early edition of Charlotte Bronte's famous novel, Jane Eyre. With title page still attributed to Bronte's pseudonym, Currer Bell. With publisher's advertisements for the Uniform edition of the Bronte sisters. Charlotte Bronte, who wrote under thepseudonym Currer Bell, was an English novelist and poet, and the eldest of the three Bronte sisters as well as the longest surviving. Her novels have become classics of English literature and she is an important figure in the English literary canon. JaneEyre was her first published novel, although it was preceded by the collected poems of the the threeBronte sisters, published under their gender neutral pseudonyms Currer,Ellis and Acton Bell. JaneEyre came to publication after Charlotte Bronte'sfirst manuscript, The Professor, was rejected although with the encouragement that the publisher should like to see other works by the author. Jane Eyrefollows the genre of the Bildungsroman, following thelife, emotions and experiences of the titular heroine as she growsto adulthood in the serviceof, and her eventual romance with, theanti-hero Mr Rochester. The novelborrows from Gothic traditions andhas moralising tones, and was an immediate commercialsuccess. Condition: In an embossed cloth binding. Externally, smart with heavy rubbing to boards and spine. Lightly bumped to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Rear hinge strained but still reasonably firm. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Small closed tear to the head of the front free-endpaper and title page. Internally, generally firmly bound, although slightly strained in places. Pages bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Views of Judge Woodward and Bishop Hopkins on Negro Slavery at the South, Illustrated from the Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation by Mrs. Frances Anne Kemble (late Butler)

      [Philadelphia], 1863. 1st Edition. Wraps. Very good. Complete, 32 pages plus the illustrated wrapper. Cover and title page both feature the famous illustration of "Whipped Peter" Gordon, an escaped slave who enlisted in the Union Army. Sound binding. The reverse of the title page contains a preface by Stroud dated "Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1863." Clean with minor edge-wear. This pamphlet contains short passages from pro-slavery, anti-abolition speeches given by George Washington Woodward (the leader of the Democratic Party in Michigan) and John Henry Hopkins (the Episcopalian Bishop of Vermont) interspersed with long excerpts from Fanny Kemble's journal describing the horrors of slavery based on her experience living on a Georgia plantation. The document was used to attack Judge Woodward, who at the time was the Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. Stoud was a ardent abolishionist judge from Philadelphia, who authored Southern Slavery and the Christian Religion and a famous analysis of slave laws, A Sketch of the Laws Relationg to Slavery. Frances "Fanny" Kemble was a well-known British actress who had married Philadelphian Pierce Butler, the heir to tobacco, rice, and cotton plantations near Darien, Georgia, and the hundreds of slaves that worked them. Although Butler made regular visits to his plantations, Kemble did not accompany him until in 1838 after several years of marriage. Although she personally found blacks to be stupid, lazy, filthy and ugly, when she saw slavery up close, she was appalled.by their living and working conditions as well as the mixed race children fathered by one of Butler's overseers. These observations she recorded in her daily diary. After the couple returned to Philadelphia, their marriage began to diissove due to mutual infidelity and ended with a bitter divorce 1849. When Kemble threatened to publish her plantation journal, Butler, who was certain to be awarded custody of their children, promised to deny her any visitation. So, the diary, although privately circulated, remained unpublished until her children came of legal age during the Civil War when it was used by abolitionists to bolster flaggin Northern support for the war and undermine Confederate diplomacy in Great Britain. Although, the diary sheds considerable light on plantation life, especially upon the plight of female slaves, its accuracy has been roundly criticized, both by Kemble's contemporaries, including one of her daughters, and more recent historians. While digital files and print-on-demand reprints of this pamphlet abound, physical copies are very scarce. As of 2017, OCLC reports that only one institution, the British Library, holds an original physical pamphlet. Nore are available for sale, and the Rare Book Hub and ABPC show only four examples have appeared at auction in the last ten years.

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        Japan und China.

      Otto Janke, 1863 - Reiseskizzen entworfen wahrend der Preussischen Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Small 8vo. 2 vols. in 1. 273, 252pp. Frontispiece. Contemporary decorated cloth, slightly worn, and slightly faded on spine, marbled edges, private inscription on front end-paper. Cordier Japonica 557 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Texas Slave Document.

      Marion County, Texas: 1863 - I folio sheet (12 1/4" x 8"), docketed on reverse with names of the parties involved. Creases from original folds, small hole, not affecting text, slight aging and edgewear; otherwise near fine. Unusual slave document from Texas that has a young African American woman petitioning to become a slave. The documents indicates that Mary Ellen Frazier," who is a free person of African decent", and is fourteen years old, requests to become the owned by one Jefferson S. Nash, "a person of good respect." The document is signed her x, and is also signed by A.S. Rodgers clerk on the reverse. Why this young woman would choose to become a slave is unknown, but information from another separate document indicates that a Charlotte Frazier chooses the same Jefferson S. Nash to be the master and owner of her and her six children who are below the age of fourteen. This person is probably the mother of Mary Ellen. This document is only that of the Mary Ellen Frazier petition.

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        Undertones

      Edward Moxon, London 1863 - First edition. December, 1863 ads inserted. Crown a little bumped, else just about fine. Inscribed by the author: "With the Author's regards. Decbr. 1863." The 22-year-old poet and novelist's first solely authored book, verse and drama, republished three years later when he became famous for London Poems. Buchanan later became embroiled in much-publicized attacks of Swinburne, Rossetti, and other Pre-Raphaelites. A splendid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions

      Trubner and Co., London 1863 - London: Trubner and Co. 1863. F First English Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Exceptionally fine copy in the original dark brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, yellow coated endpapers (very slight wear; two ink signatures of prior owner's, one bookseller's blindstamp, one label). Binding, text, map and plates are all in superb condition. The finest copy we have seen, or could imagine seeing. Sir Richard F. Burton's Preface is dated "Fernando Po, 1st June, 1862". Later ads at rear (August, 1882). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke. Hoenderloo, Hubertus Verlag, n.d. [1929/1930].

      Brown linen hardcover with gold stamped design by Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) on the front cover. The book comes with its original slipcase. Some of the illustrated pages are printed on rough edged paper. This rare book is in very good state, the only remark being an almost unnoticeable split in the glued binding. 28 x 37 cm, 36 pp. With 50 photogravures after watercolors by M.A.J. (Marius) Bauer (1867-1932). This book is number 71 of 200 limited editions. This edition is dedicated to L. Terwen. This book is a private publication by Sam van Deventer (1888-1972) who, in an attempt to remain anonymous, published under the name “Hubertus Verlag, Hoenderloo”. The book was printed by Firma Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, in Haarlem. The water colors by Bauer are expressive illustrations in sepia and sober colors. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke is a poem written by R. M. Rilke in 1899. It tells the story of his ancestor, Christof, who underwent several adventures while serving in the Austrian regiment. B1096

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        Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, , 1863. Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the boards and gilt block of the King of Uganda to the front, bottom edge untrimmed, black coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, one other similar portrait, 24 further engraved plates and 46 illustrations to the text, mostly after Speke or Grant, and 2 maps, one full-page, the other folding in an end-pocket. Contemporary ownership inscription, "Fanny Buckley, February 23rd /64" to the title page, later ink inscription "Loveridge" and other lightly pencilled notes to the initial blank. Spine refurbished, tips bumped, very faint marking to front board, contents fresh. A very good copy. First edition. Dispatched by Burton from Tabora to verify reports of a large body of water to the north of Lake Tanganyika, Speke made the discovery of Victoria Nyanza on 3 August 1858 and immediately pronounced it to be the source of the Nile. Once back in London the strained relationship between the two explorers was finally sundered by the acclaim greeting Speke's discovery. In 1860 Speke returned to Africa to confirm his conclusions and eventually located "the point where the Nile issues from Lake Victoria … which he named Ripon Falls. This was the crowning moment of the expedition and of Speke's career" (ODNB). Unfortunately Speke's wounded companion James Grant had returned northward, so the discovery was unverified; nor did the party follow the Nile stream closely as they travelled north to Bunyoro, allowing critics to question whether Speke's river really was the Nile. On his return to London Speke's findings almost immediately came under fire, not least from Burton, who questioned whether he had found the same lake from the north as he had seen from the south. The British Association arranged a public debate to be held in Bath on 16 September 1864, but Speke was found dead the previous day, apparently killed in a hunting accident. The circumstances of his death, his dispute with Burton, and his somewhat slapdash record-keeping, have conspired to deny Speke the prominence of Stanley, Burton or Livingstone. But "the importance of Speke's discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the 'source reservoir' of the Nile he succeeded in solving the 'problem of all ages' … He and Grant were the first Europeans to cross Equatorial Eastern Africa, and thereby gained for the world a knowledge of rather more than eight degrees of latitude, or about five hundred geographical miles, in a portion of Eastern Africa previously totally unknown" (idem).

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

      Paris (Bailliére), Berlin (Hirschwald), 1863, Gr.-Folio, 42 pp. Erklärungen. Bilingual, deutscher u. französischer Text. 12 prächtige Farbtafeln mit 57 Abbildungen, Halbledereinband. 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." BeckerGarrison & 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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        Théâtre des marionnettes du jardin des Tuileries

      Imprimerie de Dubuisson & Cie 1863 - - Imprimerie de Dubuisson & Cie, Paris 1863, 14,5x21,5cm, relié. - Édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et noirs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, un coin supérieur légèrement émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de 24 planches hors-texte ainsi que de 25 dessins, tirés en couleurs sur Chine, appliqué en tête de l'introduction et des 24 saynètes de Polichinelle. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la page de dédicace à George Sand qui disparait dans les éditions ultérieures. Une réparation en marges de la page 289 et du dessin en couleurs commençant la saynète "Le marchand de coups de bâton". Bel exemplaire exempt de rousseur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binder with a half shagreen green bottle, smooth back decorated with gilded and black threads, marbled paper plates, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, speckled slices, a slightly blunt upper corner, Contemporary binding. Illustrated book of 24 plates and 25 drawings, drawn in color on China, applied at the head of the introduction and the 24 plays of Polishinelle. Our copy is complete from the dedication page to George Sand which disappears in later editions. A repair in margins on page 289 and the color drawing beginning the sketch "The dealer of blows of baton". Nice copy free of freckles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man

      London: John Murray,, 1863. With remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation. Octavo (214 × 138 mm). Near-contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, red speckled edges, orange endpapers. Woodcut frontispiece, one plate, woodcut illustrations to text. Faint inscription to verso of half-title. Spine faded, tips slightly worn, spot of wear to front hinge, a little scuffing to boards, evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown, occasional light foxing to contents; a very good copy. First edition. The book ran to three editions in the year it first appeared. In it, Lyell synthesised the evidence for the earliest humans in Europe and North America. "Lyell's book was unique among contemporary scientific works in the geographic and disciplinary breadth of its synthesis ... he unified data from many areas under a single hypothesis [and] also reached beyond the intellectual frontiers of geology, drawing connections between the geological evidence for human antiquity and the data collected by archaeologists, anatomists and linguists".

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        Cedar Tree

      Edinburgh 1863 - This originally hand-colored, large folio lithograph is from Edward James Ravenscroft's "The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees.". This first edition was published in Edinburgh by W. & A. K. Johnston between 1863 and 1884. The work was illustrated by J. Black, W. Richardson, R.K. Greville, J. Wallace and others. It was lithographed by F. R. Schenck and W. H. McFarlane. --- Ravenscroft's work was considered one "of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century." (de Belder catalogue #288) Both Napoleon III and Queen Victoria subscribed to this first edition. Ravenscroft's work is the third of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The plates feature studies of the details of the needs and fruits as well as lanscapes of the individual trees in their habitat. --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bulletin Belge de la photographie, vols 2 (1863)-12 and 14-19 (1880), publié par Léon Deltenre, 17 vols., each 150 à 300 pag., half leather bindings, illustrated with engravings, lithographs, photographs and a woodbury procedé.

      "Bulletin Belge de la photographie, vols 2 (1863)-12 and 14-19 (1880), publié par Léon Deltenre, 17 vols., each 150 à 300 pag., half leather bindings, illustrated with engravings, lithographs, photographs and a woodbury procedé.".

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        My Miscellanies.

      Sampson Low, London., 1863. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes: pp [viii], 291; [iv], 300. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. A collection of 24 essays and stories, all of which first appeared in Household Words and All the Year Round.Two pages darkened at outer edges. A near-fine set.

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        Cours d'homoeopathie

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1863, in-8, de (4), 555 et (1)pp, demi-basane fauve de l'époque (manque à la coiffe supérieur, mors supérieur fendu sur 5 centimètres, manque d'un tiers du second plat), Première édition des 25 leçons que l'auteur aurait dû donner. L'autorisation "de les professer" ne lui ayant pas été accordée par le Conseil Impérial de l'Instruction Publique, il décida de les publier. Malgré des défauts à la reliure, bon exemplaire portant le cachet annulé de l'Institut Catholique de Paris.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript, am Schluß paraphiert.

      O. O., [Anfang 1863]. - 4¾ SS. auf 5 Bll. Gr.-4to. Vollständiges Feuilleton über das Verhältnis zwischen Frankreich und England im Vorfeld der Wahl eines neuen Königs für Griechenland nach dem Sturz Ottos I. Dumas macht sich stark für Amadeus von Savoyen, den jüngeren Sohn des italienischen Königs Viktor Emanuel II., und wirft England Vertragsbruch vor. - Der Artikel beginnt: "Nous lavons dit il y a quelques jours la France et langleterre sont en train de se brouiller. L'Entente Cordiale avec L'angleterre, cette tradition du regent, adoptée par Louis Philippe - acceptée par Napoleon III malgré la malediction de Napoleon premier, est fatale non seulement à linteret, mais à lhonneur de la France. Labandon des francais au Mexique - Le refus dintervention de Langleterre dans les affaires damérique - avaient deja mis du froid entre les deux puissances. La revolution de Grecs va achever de les brouiller [ ]". - Bläuliches Papier; die Tinte leicht durchschlagend; teilweise leicht fleckig und stellenweise geringer Tintenfraß.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1863. Full leather. Very good. London: Macmillan and Company, 1863. Full leather. Nine volumes. Octavo. The Works of Willam Shakespeare, edited by William George Clark and John Glover, complete with a list of table of contents. Bound by Merrell Binders in full tan calf, gilt decoration to spine, maroon and green title labels to compartments, raised bands, covers triple rule gilt line, gilt turn-ins, green endpaper.

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        Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. Near Fine. First American edition, first issue. Publisher's brown cloth gilt. Contemporary owner's name in pencil on front fly, very modest wear, a handsome near fine copy with a small chip at the top corner of the front board. Written by an American actress resident in England, the author published the book in England during the Civil War in order to counteract pro-Confederacy sentiment in England. A lovely copy, usually found read to death. Catalogue of the Blockson Collection 9586, Howes K70, Sabin 37329.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 10. I. 1863. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Adalbert von Kästner, Offizial des k. k. Hof-Telegraphen-Amtes: "Ich möchte Sie bitten, mir gütigst bekannt geben zu wollen, wann ich die von Ihnen zur Besorgung der Reparatur gefälligst übernommene Uhr abholen kann; denn ich bin in größter Verlegenheit, da ich eben keine andere Uhr besitze, welche geht, und schon merhmals hinsichtlich der Zeit mich verfehlt habe [.]". - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinem Ausschnitt der Verschlußmarke (keine Textberührung).

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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 221Atrial 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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        Documents à l'appui des résultats favorables obtenus par ma méthode de traiter les luxations spontanées, illustrés par des photographies

      Leipzig, J. B. Hirschfeld, 1863, 8, 22 pp und 10 orig. Photographien auf Albuminpapier montiert auf Tafeln, feiner Halbledereinbad mit Bünden. Beginn der klinischen fotografischen Buchillustration in Deutschland!Extrem Selten - "Documents à l'appui des résultats favorables obtenus par ma méthode de traiter les luxations spontanées, illustrés par des photographies : Supplément à mon ouvrage Expériences pratiques dans la domaine de l'orthopédie. - das erste gedruckte medizinische Werk in Deutschland mit original Photographien, der Beginn der klinischen Photographie in Deutschland, das zweite Werk der klinischen Photographie weltweit nach Guillaume Duchenne's 'Album de photographies pathologiques".Mit eigenhändigen signierten Geschenkvermerk von Félix Hippolyte Larrey (1808-1895) auf Titelblatt : présenté à la société de chirurgie de la part de l'auteur le 23 8bre 1869, H.L. .Johannes Wildberger (1815-1879) : Cet opuscule artistique, que je vais soumettre à la critique d'un Aréopage savant, je ne peux pas l'offrir, en raison de la somptuosité de l'édition, à tous les juges compétens. Il m'a fallu borner à un nombre de 100 exemplaires.*) Ces tableaux photographiques des portraits faisant revivre la nature, contribueront certainement au but de supprimer enfin les scrupules qui s'élèvent quelquefois en face de dessins quoique très-fidèles. Il vaut bien la peine de les étudier de près. Leur aspect nous rend possible, au lieu de recevoir une opinion étrangère, de la faire soi-même. D'ailleurs, en examinant les figures xylographiques de mes traités précédents, on aura la conviction, qu'ils corréspondent parfaitement aux photographies suivantes. A ce but j'ai choisi dans ma collection des observations faites sur le traitement des luxations ' spontanées, exprès un cas que j'ai déjà une fois illustré par une figure xylographique dans mon ouvrage "Expériences pratiques etc." p. 269. **) J'espère avec confiance que ces épreuves nouvelles, que je vais dévouer respectueusement aux juges compétens et aux protecteurs sublimes de la science médicale, seront bien accueillies. J'espère aussi que l'on sera porté, à réconnaître ce progrès effectif de l'Orthopédie mécanique, et qu'on sera disposé en suite à favoriser cette partie de la médecine efficace comme elle le mérite, - de même que les autres spécialités, qui fleurissent dans le domaine des sciences médicales. Il faut s'avouer que c'est une instruction plus soigneuse qui manque généralement à l'Orthopédie mécanique. Quand je serais si heureux d'avoir atteint ce but, je serais bien dédommagé de mes travaux entrepris dans l'intérêt de l'humanité et de la science !- PréfaceWildberger schreibt in der wohl erst später erschienen und vom Text etwas umfangreicheren deutschen Ausgabe "Zehn photographische Abbildungen zum Nachweis der günstigen Heilresultate meiner Behandlung veralteter spontaner Luxationen im Hüftgelenke mit einer historischen Einleitung über die Fortschritte der Orthopädie, nebst zwei Krankengeschichten" (1863) im Vorwort:"Ich musste etwas Anderes haben, wodurch auch die Identität der Personen nicht mehr bezweifelt werden konnte. Dies waren photographische Darstellungen der Patienten, aufgenommen vor und nach der orthopädischen Behandlung. Ich machte mich sofort daran, allein ich hatte mit vielen Schwierigkeiten zu kämpfen, bis ich endlich zu den gewünschten Resultaten kam. Jetzt konnte wohl nach diesen Abbildungen Niemand mehr bezweifeln, dass der Krumme oder Bucklige vor der Behandlung und der Gerade nach derselben ein und dieselbe Person seien, da beide ein und dasselbe Gesicht zeigten. Dabei sind nun allerdings die Patienten weiblichen Geschlechts selbstverständlich ausgeschlossen. Allein das macht im Ganzen nichts, kann man nur über die günstigen erfolge der orthopädischen Behandlung von Curisten des einen Geschlechtes untrügliche Nachweise liefern, so wird nicht nur die Möglichkeit, sondern selbst die höchste Wahrscheinlichkeit derselben Erfolge beim anderen Geschlechte zugestanden werden müssen.**) Ich liess von jetzt an jeden männlichen Patienten nach seiner Aufnahme in die Anstalt und nach vollendeter Cur photographiren, und bin nun im Besitze einer ansehnlichen Sammlung dieser Darstellungen, wodurch ich in den Stand gesetzt bin, jeden Augenblick über die Erfolge meiner Behandlung eine augenscheinliche Rechenschaft geben zu können. Allein diese Abbildungen bleiben nur jenen zugängig, die meine Anstalt besuchen und ein besonderes Interesse dafür zeigen. Ich musste demnach an eine Vervielfältigung und Veröffentlichung derselben denken. Dies veranlasste mich für meine jüngste Abhandlung "Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie" etc. photographische Aufnahmen von Patienten, deren Krankengeschichten dort aufgeführt sind, xylographiren zu lassen. Es stellte sich jedoch dabei eine neue Mangelhaftigkeit heraus, indem die Xylographien nicht mit der gewünschten Genauigkeit die photographischen Darstellungen wiedergaben, was namentlich der Aehnlichkeit der Gesichtseinzelnen Patienten Eintrag that und somit neuerdings Grund zu Zweifel geben könnte.Am sichersten, dachte ich mir nun wären die Mittheilungen der photographischen Aufnahmen mittels ihrer unmittelbaren Copien selbst, allein der Kostenpunkt ihrer Vervielfältigung macht das Ausführen eines solchen Vorhabens in grösserer Ausdehnung unstatthaft. Ich beschloss daher von den vielen mir zu Gebote stehenden Krankengeschichten zwei auszuwählen, wovon eine in dem eben von mir angeführten Werkchen, pag. 269, bereits beschrieben ist, und hier wieder aufgeführt wird, um die xylographischen Nachbildungen mit den sogleich zu erwähnenden photographischen Originalen vergleichen zu können, die andere aber bis jetzt noch nicht bekannt gegeben wurde. Ich wählte vor der Hand zwei Fälle von spontanen Luxationen im Hüftgelenke, weil diese Art orthopädischer Leiden mir nicht nur als die interessantesten erscheinen, sondern auch hauptsächlich diese die Ursachen so vieler Anfeindungen waren. Diese beiden Krankengeschichten, ausgestattet mit den dazu gehörigen photographischen Abbildungen, sollen nur in beschränkter Weise veröffentlicht werden, indem ich sie nicht in den Buchhandel bringe, sondern mir nur erlaube, Exemplare davon anerkannt gelehrten Männern vom Fache, bei denen ich Interesse für die Sache vermuthen kann, so wie berühmten gelehrten Instituten und Gesellschaften, deren Wirkungskreis der Gegenstand verwandt ist, zuzusenden. Der Zweck, den ich dabei verfolge, ist kein anderer, als, wenn auch nur einem engeren, doch einem um so erhabeneren und sachkundigeren Publicum, untrügliche Nachweise über die Erfolge meiner orthopädischen Behandlungsweise, vor der Hand nur der spontanen Luxationen im Hüftgelenke, zu liefern. - Vielleicht, dass es mir gelingen dürfte, dadurch die Aufmerksamkeit so mancher dieser gelehrten Notabilitäten, Institute und Gesellschaften auf das von mir bisher in dem Fache der Orthopädie Geleistete zu lenken und sie nach genauerer Prüfung zu einer, wenn auch geringen Anerkennung meiner eifrigsten Bestrebungen zu veranlassen.Ich handle dabei nicht aus Privatrücksichten, sondern aus reiner Vorliebe für meine Kunst - die mechanisch-orthopädische Heilkunde - der ich in der medicinischen Wissenschaft im weiteren Sinne die ihr gebührende Stelle zugesichert wissen möchte. Um dieses Ziel erreichen zu können, dazu gehört jedoch, dass künftighen, wie ich bereits in meinen "Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie" etc. weiter auseinandersetzte, die Orthpädie nur in den Händen von Aerzten sei, dass aber auch jene Aerzte, welche sich der Orthopädie befleissigen wollen, wirkliche Orthopäden seien, d. h. sich all einem Orthopäden nöthigen, mechanischen Kenntnisse rechtzeitig und gründlich erworben haben. Dazu aber wäre, wenigstens bei uns in Deutschland, noch vor Allem nöthig, dass die Staatsregieruntgen sich der Sache annehmen, für Aufstellung praktischer und gediegener Lehrer der Orthopädie in Verbindung mit einer orthopädisch-klinischen Anstalt mindestens an einer der Universitäten des Landes sorgen und somit die Heranbildung tüchtiger Orthopäden ermöglichen würden. "*) Extem Selten - 100 Exemplare, bezieht sich wohl auf die Anzahl der Abzüge, die in beiden Ausgaben gleich sind es sind von beiden Ausgaben weltweit kaum eine Handvoll nachweisbar.**) Beigelegt:Wildberger, Johannes: 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.236-237Siehe: Valentin, Bruno, Die Anfänge der medizinischen Photographie Ärtzeblatt Baden-Württemberg 8 : 347 (1969) Heidtmann, Frank, Wie das Photo ins Buch kam/ Berlin: Berlin Verlag A. Spitz, c1984 Heidtmann 2158 Taureck, Renata Die Bedeutung der Photographie für die medizinische Abbildung im 19. Jahrhundert (1980) p 200

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        James Garfield ALS written just after winning his seat in Congress

      Washington, December 21, 1863. 4.75" x 7.5". "Single page ALS, 4.75"" x 7.5"" on lightly lined paper. Inlaid to another sheet to a size of 7"" x 10.75"" . Hint of handling marks else near fine.A lovely example of an ALS, neatly scripted and signed by James Garfield, regretfully declining an invitation to lecture before the Cleveland library Association. This letter was composed during a period of intense transition for Garfield. Garfield was highly passionate about the Civil War which he regarded as ""a holy crusade against the Slave Power"", and although he had no military training, he knew his place was in the Union Army. While serving in the army in early 1862, Garfield was approached by friends about running for Congress from Ohio's newly redrawn, heavily Republican 19th district. He was worried that he and other state-appointed generals would get obscure assignments, and running for Congress would allow him to resume his political career. The fact that the new Congress would not hold its first regular session until December 1863, (at the time of this ALS), it would allow him to continue his war service for a time. Home on medical leave, he refused to campaign for the nomination, leaving that to political managers who secured it at the local convention in September 1862, on the eighth ballot. In October, he defeated D.B. Woods by a two-to-one margin in the general election for a seat in the 38th Congress.His letter shown in full below:""Washington Dec 21st, 1863B.F. PaxattoCleveland O Dear Sir, Yours of Dec 11th inviting me to lecture before the Cleveland Library Association came duly to (illegible). I should be very glad to do so but the very short stay I have to make at home and the pressure of many engagements will prevent me from accepting.Very TrulyYour Obd SevtJ.A. Garfield""A wonderful full page autographed example in collectible condition."

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        Document Signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as President, a being a Civil War appointment of Edward E. Potter as Brigadier General of Volunteers

      Washington, D.C., 1863. 1 page, engraved and accomplished in manuscript, vignettes at head and foot. Folio (495 x 400 mm). On vellum, countersigned by Edward M. Stanton as Secretary of War, docketed in red ink and signed in brown ink by J Thomas, Adjutant General, in upper margin, with blue paper seal. Folding creases. 1 page, engraved and accomplished in manuscript, vignettes at head and foot. Folio (495 x 400 mm). A wartime appointment by Lincoln, promoting Edward E. Potter to Brigadier General in the Union Army. Potter (1823-1889) saw action in Burnside's North Carolina expedition as a part of John G. Foster's brigade, and following the present promotion became Foster's chief-of-staff. During the seige of Washington he commanded the Union's defenses. He also participated in the Battles of Roanoke Island, New Bern, Honey Hill, Bean's Station, Honey Hill, and Dingle's Mill. The commission is retro-active to November 29, 1862.

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        Mes mémoires.

      Michel Lévy, Paris 1863 - 10 volumes in-12, demi basane, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, titre doré, tome I: 320 pp; tome II: 320 pp; tome III: 316 pp; tome IV: 324 pp; tome V: 318 pp; tome VI: 314 pp; tome VII: 324 pp; tome VIII: 316 pp; tome IX: 320 pp; tome X: 319 pp. 1ère édition in-12. Coins émoussés (en particulier au tome IX), coiffes frottées, coiffes supérieures des tomes I, III, V, VI, X abimées, dos insolés, petites épidermures et frottements sur le cuir, quelques rousseurs. Cette édition n'est pas citée dans Clouzot, qui dit que la première édition in-12 est parue chez Michel Lévy en 1869, alors que la présente édition est parue en 1863. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rapport sur la machine a calculer presentee par M. Wiberg" [Wiberg, pp. 330-339] WITH "Sur les modérateurs des mouvements réflexes dans le cerveau de la grenouille" [Sechenov, pp. 50-53] WITH "Sur les modérateurs des mouvements réflexes dans le cerveau de la grenouille" Part II [Sechenov, pp. 185-187] WITH "Mémoire sur la cause de la pesanteur et des effets attribués à l'attraction universelle" [Keller, pp. 530-533] in Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Volume 56, 1863

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1863 - 1st EDITION OF WIBERG'S EXTENSIVE 1863 REPORT ON HIS MODIFICATION, PRAISED AS 'INGENIOUS' BY THE FRENCH ACADEMY, OF THE SCHEUTZ DIFFERENCE ENGINE. ALSO, 1st EDITION OF THE NEURO RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTS WHICH LED TO SECHENOV'S PIONEERING BOOK ON CEREBRAL REFLEX ACTIVITY. ALSO, 1st EDITION OF KELLER & KELLER'S WAVE MODEL USING A LE SAGE TYPE MECHANISM IN COMBINATION WITH LONGITUDINAL WAVES OF THE AETHER. Martin Wiberg was a Swedish "computer pioneer" (Wikipedia). Interested in printing, he wanted to develop a 'composing' machine. To raise funds to begin Wiberg "decided to publish a set of interest tables, hoping to use the machine of his compatriot Scheutz for computing and printing" (History of Computers Portal; Origins of Cyberspace 82). Scheutz's machine, however, had already been sold, so Wiberg set out to build his own calculating machine - one similar to Scheutz's but considerably smaller. Wiberg's machine had the same capacity as did Scheutz's - both able to compute 4th differences of 15-digit numbers. Instead of the "rectangular array of number wheels that had characterized the Scheutz machines however, [Wiberg's] was made more compact by substituting identical metal disks for the counting wheels used by Babbage and Scheutz and by arranging these linearly along a common axis. This meant that 75 disks were arranged in 15 groups of 5, each group corresponding to the tabular values and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th difference, arranged from left to right. "A second axis, parallel to the first, carried thirty hooks, which could cause as many of the disks to be acted upon at the same time, making possible the simultaneous addition of two sets of 15-digit figures. Thus, [a key] operating features of the Scheutz machine had been preserved: one turn of the crank caused even differences to be added, another turn, odd ones; carrying was again effected separately" (ibid). After improving the print mechanism of his machine, Wiberg presented it to the French Academy of Sciences in 1863 with a detailed paper [this paper] describing the method of finite differences and the workings of his machine. The Academy praised the machine strongly, calling it 'ingenious' and commending "it for its efficient mechanical construction, which had led to a substantial saving of space and utmost reliability" (ibid). ALSO INCLUDED: Sechenov's classic research papers (complete in two parts) which led to his seminal work on cerebral reflex activity published later the same year. Sechenov, the father of Russian physiology, laid the foundation for the study of reflexes, animal and human behavior, and neuroscience. He set out to explain "all human behavior in terms of stimuli and physiological mechanisms" (Hergenhahn, 370). "Sechenov did not deny consciousness or its importance, but he insisted that there was nothing mysterious about it and sought to explain it in terms of physiological process triggered by external events" (ibid). Using frogs as subjects, Sechenov's papers describe in detail his experimental set-up and the results he achieved. Note that Sechenov's foundational book -- again, published later the same year -- is based upon the research presented in these papers. ALSO INCLUDED: Keller & Keller's wave model of gravity combined a Le Sage type mechanism "in combination with longitudinal waves of the aether. They supposed that those waves are propagating in every direction and losing some of their momentum after the impact on bodies, so between two bodies the pressure exerted by the waves is weaker than the pressure around them" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete. Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a label has been removed. 4to. [2], 1323, [2]. Tightly bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Toned preliminaries, otherwise exceptionally clean throughout. Comptes Rendus pages do not scan well and always appear wrinkled. To the naked eye, they are not. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nuova enciclopedia popolare italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienza, lettere, arti, storia, geografia ......Quinta edizione

      Utet, 1863. 24 volumi di testo + 1 volume (atlante) di 393 incisioni realizzate in rame e xilografia, mezza pelle coeva con titoli in oro.

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        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man. With remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation.

      London: John Murray, 1863 - Octavo (214 × 138 mm). Near-contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, red speckled edges, orange endpapers. Faint inscription to verso of half-title. Spine faded, tips slightly worn, spot of wear to front hinge, a little scuffing to boards, evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown, occasional light foxing to contents; a very good copy. Woodcut frontispiece, one plate, woodcut illustrations to text. First edition. The book ran to three editions in the year it first appeared. In it, Lyell synthesised the evidence for the earliest humans in Europe and North America. "Lyell's book was unique among contemporary scientific works in the geographic and disciplinary breadth of its synthesis . he unified data from many areas under a single hypothesis [and] also reached beyond the intellectual frontiers of geology, drawing connections between the geological evidence for human antiquity and the data collected by archaeologists, anatomists and linguists". Riper, Men Among the Mammoths, 1993. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Evergreen Tree

      Edinburgh 1863 - This originally hand-colored, large folio lithograph is from Edward James Ravenscroft's "The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees.". This first edition was published in Edinburgh by W. & A. K. Johnston between 1863 and 1884. The work was illustrated by J. Black, W. Richardson, R.K. Greville, J. Wallace and others. It was lithographed by F. R. Schenck and W. H. McFarlane. --- Ravenscroft's work was considered one "of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century." (de Belder catalogue #288) Both Napoleon III and Queen Victoria subscribed to this first edition. Ravenscroft's work is the third of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The plates feature studies of the details of the needs and fruits as well as lanscapes of the individual trees in their habitat. --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Red Riding Hood.

      Louis Prang, 1863., Boston: - 17 cm. [14] pp. Color lithographic illus. throughout. Stiff pictorial wrappers cut in the shape of Red Riding Hood & illustrated by color lithography. Fine. RARE SHAPED BOOK. FIRST EDITION. This richly illustrated tale of Red Riding Hood was the first book issued by Prang and the first of his shaped series. The whole book is cut in the shape of a young doll-sized girl, and the two sides of the covers show (respectively) the front and rear view of Red Riding Hood in color lithography. The traditional tale is told, but saved by a hunter’s gunshot. Each page is printed with surrounding color lithographic illustrations. A beautiful item. Dean & Son printed a later version in London. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the boards and gilt block of the King of Uganda to the front, bottom edge untrimmed, black coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription, "Fanny Buckley, February 23rd /64" to the title page, later ink inscription "Loveridge" and other lightly pencilled notes to the initial blank. Spine refurbished, tips bumped, very faint marking to front board, contents fresh. A very good copy. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, one other similar portrait, 24 further engraved plates and 46 illustrations to the text, mostly after Speke or Grant, and 2 maps, one full-page, the other folding in an end-pocket. First edition. Dispatched by Burton from Tabora to verify reports of a large body of water to the north of Lake Tanganyika, Speke made the discovery of Victoria Nyanza on 3 August 1858 and immediately pronounced it to be the source of the Nile. Once back in London the strained relationship between the two explorers was finally sundered by the acclaim greeting Speke's discovery. In 1860 Speke returned to Africa to confirm his conclusions and eventually located "the point where the Nile issues from Lake Victoria which he named Ripon Falls. This was the crowning moment of the expedition and of Speke's career" (ODNB). Unfortunately Speke's wounded companion James Grant had returned northward, so the discovery was unverified; nor did the party follow the Nile stream closely as they travelled north to Bunyoro, allowing critics to question whether Speke's river really was the Nile. On his return to London Speke's findings almost immediately came under fire, not least from Burton, who questioned whether he had found the same lake from the north as he had seen from the south. The British Association arranged a public debate to be held in Bath on 16 September 1864, but Speke was found dead the previous day, apparently killed in a hunting accident. The circumstances of his death, his dispute with Burton, and his somewhat slapdash record-keeping, have conspired to deny Speke the prominence of Stanley, Burton or Livingstone. But "the importance of Speke's discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the 'source reservoir' of the Nile he succeeded in solving the 'problem of all ages' He and Grant were the first Europeans to cross Equatorial Eastern Africa, and thereby gained for the world a knowledge of rather more than eight degrees of latitude, or about five hundred geographical miles, in a portion of Eastern Africa previously totally unknown" (idem). Czech p. 151; Howgego IV S53-4; Ibrahim-Hilmy 255. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoire sur la condition de la bouche chez les idiots, suivi d'une étude sur la médecine légale des aliénés à propos du traité de médecine légale de M. Casper

      Paris, Mequignon-Marvis, 1863, in-8, 27 pages, broché, couverture imprimée, Tiré à part de ce mémoire extrait de plusieurs numéros du "Journal des Connaissances médicales et pharmaceutiques". Il fut d'abord publié en 1862, les 10 et 30 mai puis les 10 et 20 septembre. Enfin, une dernière publication aura lieu le 20 janvier 1863. Bourvenille étudie, à travers ce mémoire, les diverses affections buccales que peuvent avoir les idiots comme l'absence de goût et de mastication, une hypertrophie des papilles ou encore une ouverture buccale exagérée. Ce mémoire est suivi d'un traité de médecine légale. Désiré-Magloire Bourneville (1840-1909), neurologiste français, fut l'un des principaux rédacteurs des cours de Claude Bernard et de Charcot. A cet égard, il eut un rôle prépondérant dans la description de l'hystéro-épilepsie. Mais surtout, il s'intéressa de très près à la réforme des asiles et des hôpitaux et demanda, dès 1878, la création d'un quartier spécial pour les enfants idiots et épileptiques, confondus jusqu'alors avec les adultes. D'autre part, il travailla comme journaliste pour le "Journal de Médecine Mentale" avant de fonder en 1873 son propre journal, "Progrès Médical", qui devint l'un des plus importants journaux de médecine français. Bon état, dos restauré. Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier sur le plat supérieur et la page de titre.

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        Geschichte der physischen Geographie der Schweiz bis 1815.

      Bern/Zürich, Stämpfli/Schulthess, 1863 8°, IX, 696 S., Kart. d. Zeit m Rückenschild, Rückenkopf und -fuss mit kleinen Fehlstellen etwas berieben, innen sauber Mit dem Index. - Bernhard Studer (1794-1887). Schulen in Bern. Stud. der Theologie in Bern. 1816 Ordination. 1815 Lehrer für Mathematik am untern Gymnasium in Bern. 1816-18 Stud. der Mineralogie. Chemie und Astronomie in Göttingen. Freiburg i.Br.. Berlin und Paris. 1825 ao. Prof. für Mineralogie und Geografie an der Berner Akademie. 1834 ao. Prof. für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften. 1845-72 o. Prof. für Mineralogie und Geologie. physikal. Geografie und Physik an der Univ. Bern. 1843-45 Rektor. S. beschäftigte sich früh mit der Geologie der Molasse (\"Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Molasse\" 1825). Ab 1828 gehörte er zu den Initiatoren eines gesamtschweiz. Kartenwerks (Dufourkarte). das dank ihm ab 1862 zur Grundlage einer geolog. Karte der Schweiz 1:100`000 wurde. S. arbeitete mit den Geologen Peter Merian und Arnold Escher zusammen und veröffentlichte 1853 mit Letzterem die erste geolog. Karte der Schweiz im Massstab 1:380`000. Zudem verfasste er zahlreiche geolog. Publikationen. u.a. die \"Geologie der Schweiz\" (2 Bde.. 1851-53). die grosse Fortschritte in der stratigraf. und tekton. Erforschung der Schweiz brachte. Diverse wissenschaftl. Auszeichnungen. (HLS) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geologie Helvetica - Allgemein Naturwissenschaft

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        Dictionnaire de la noblesse contenant les généalogies, l'histoire et la chronologie des familles nobles de la France, l'explication de leurs armes et l'état des grandes terres du royaume, possédées à titre de principautés, duchés marquisats, comtes, vicomtes, baronnies, etc, par création héritages, alliances donations, substitutions mutations, achats ou autrement, on a joint à ce dictionnaire le tableau généalogique et historique des maisons souveraines de l'Europe et une notice des familles etrangères, les plus anciennes, les plus nobles et les plus illustres.

      1863 - Paris, Schlesinger frères, Lib,-Edit, 1863-1876; in4, XXIV, 991pp + 998pp + 991pp + 999pp + 987pp + 991pp + 991pp + 991pp + 991pp + 999pp + 975pp + 983pp + 991pp + 999pp + 991pp + 991pp + 975pp + 987pp +1207pp, reliures demi-veau glacé havane de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs dorés, pièces de titre auteur et tomaisons. Les 19 volumes. Troisième Edition entièrement refondue, réimprimée conformément au texte des Auteurs et augmentée d'une Table Générale de tous les noms de familles, de terres, de fiefs, d'alliances cités dans le cours de l'ouvrage, ainsi que d'un Armorial représentant les blasons des Maisons dont les généalogies sont comprises dans cette édition, Ouvrage fondamental sur la généalogie et la noblesse en particulier, Déjà au XIXème, cet ouvrage était rarissime, alors aujourd'hui, Complet de ses dix-neuf volumes, dans un état plus que cohérent, d'une belle homogénéité.

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        Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke. Hoenderloo, Hubertus Verlag, n.d. [1929/1930].

      Brown linen hardcover with gold stamped design by Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) on the front cover. The book comes with its original slipcase. Some of the illustrated pages are printed on rough edged paper. This rare book is in very good state, the only remark being an almost unnoticeable split in the glued binding. 28 x 37 cm, 36 pp. With 50 photogravures after watercolors by M.A.J. (Marius) Bauer (1867-1932). This book is number 71 of 200 limited editions. This edition is dedicated to L. Terwen."This book is a private publication by Sam van Deventer (1888-1972) who, in an attempt to remain anonymous, published under the name “Hubertus Verlag, Hoenderloo”. The book was printed by Firma Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, in Haarlem. The water colors by Bauer are expressive illustrations in sepia and sober colors. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke is a poem written by R. M. Rilke in 1899. It tells the story of his ancestor, Christof, who underwent several adventures while serving in the Austrian regiment. B1096"

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      London, 24. IX. 1863. - An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Frankland synthetisierte metallorganische Verbindungen und führte den Begriff der Sättigungskapazität in die organische Chemie ein. Die Sättigungskapazität war der gedankliche Vorläufer der Valenz. Frankland gehörte auch zu den Entdeckern des Heliums. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Einige Knickspuren u. Randeinrisse. - Frankiert mit einer Dreierreihe „Two Pence Blue". - Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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