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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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      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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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

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

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      Kopenhagen, 17. XII. 1863. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „Von 1815 bis 1818 studierte er in Kiel und Kopenhagen. Er begleitete Hans Christian Oersted und Lauritz Esmarch (1765–1842) bei der mineralogischen Untersuchung von Bornholm. 1820 promovierte er in Kiel zum Dr. phil. mit einer Arbeit ‚Über Mangan‘. 1822 wurde er an der Universität Kopenhagen Dozent und 1823 Lektor der Chemie und Mineralogie. Seit 1825 war er Mitglied der Königlich Dänischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 1829 wurde er Professor für Chemie und Mineralogie an der neu gegründeten polytechnischen Schule und Professor für Mineralogie an der Seeakademie in Kopenhagen [.]. 1851, nach dem Tod Oersteds, übernahm er dessen Posten als Direktor der polytechnischen Schule und Sekretär der Akademie. Im Jahr 1860 wurde er zum Mitglied der Leopoldina gewählt. 1865 publizierte ein Werk über die Zusammensetzung des Seewassers, das als ein Meilenstein der chemischen Ozeanographie gilt. Er führte den Begriff Salinität ein und identifizierte im Seewasser bereits 27 Elemente. Er behauptete, dass die Salinität in den einzelnen Meeren zwar variiere, die relativen Mengenverhältnisse der einzelnen Bestandteile aber konstant blieben" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Knickspur. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift („Hahn")

      Syra, 13. XII. 1863. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Hahn besuchte des Gymnasiums in Mainz und studierte von 1828 bis 1832 Rechtswissenschaften in Gießen und Heidelberg. Hahn betreute das preußische Konsulat in Athen, bevor man ihn durch Vermittlung Prokesch-Ostens 1851 zum Konsul in Syra und 1869 zum Generalkonsul in Athen ernannte. Hahn gilt als Begründer der Albanien-Forschung und wies u.a. die Zugehörigkeit des Albanischen zur indogermanischen Sprachfamilie nach. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Knickspuren u. kl. Randeinrisse. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wanderings in West Africa

      1863 - From Liverpool to Fernando Po. First edition, first issue. 2 vols. Folding map, frontispiece. 8vo. Original cloth, spine gilt, somewhat rubbed. viii, [ii], 303; [vi], 295pp. London, Tinsley Bros., Extremely rare. This binding, as found on Burton's own copy, does not give the author's name on the spine, but merely ?By a F.R.G.S.?, and has ?Tinsley Brothers? at the foot of the spine, rather than ?Tinsley / Brothers? Penzer remarks that he had only seen two copies bound thus: Burton's own, and that in the British Library. ?It apparently was Burton's original idea to entirely suppress his name from the above work, and in his own copy. there is no clue given as to the author? (Penzer). In choosing to attribute the work to ?A F.R.G.S.? Burton no doubt intended to afront the R.G.S. with whom he was at the time in dispute over the source of the Nile. The work is an edited version of his journal to Fernando Po, throughout which Burton refers to himself in the third person as ?the Consul? This was what would now be known as a ?hardship? posting and Burton notes that: ?There is no place where a wife is so much wanted as in the Tropics, but then comes the rub - how to keep the wife alive? (vol. I, p296.) Penzer, p71. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Astronomical Chart, Or Diagram, in Which the Structure of The Solar System is Exhibited at One View, with Key an Astronomical Chart, Or Diagram

      Buffalo, NY: Matthews and Warren, 1863. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Large lithographed Astronomical chart showing in rudimentary form the motion of the planets around the sun, with accompanying pamphlet guide to the chart, both by William Emmons. Chart published 1857. First edition. Color lithograph mounted on single fabric sheet with side piping and original turned and ebonized wooden rods, measures 43 x 41.5 inches. Pamphlet published 1863. Fifth edition. Wraps, 12mo. 32pp. Very good. Surface of map varnished at one point, white mottling, foxing, and faint damp staining to map, still decent colors and impression for age. Pamphlet curled at extremities, dark toning to front wrap, internally unmarked. Large item will require extra postage. Digital images available upon request.

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        Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigten Gypsabgüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelskelete überhaupt.

      1863 - Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1863. 4to. Original printed wrappers; pp. 12; two large format photographs; slightly soiled, else very good, now contained in a purpose-made flapcase. First edition. At the time of writing, Jäger was the director of the Vienna Zoological Garden. The skeleton, two magnificent photographs of which illustrate this paper, was found by Prof. Dr. v. Hochstetter during his time in New Zealand as part of the Austrian Novara Expedition to which he was appointed as senior geologist. According to the New Zealand Dictionary of National Biography entry for Hochstetter, he and a small group of others made a scientific exploration of the North Island: "Hochstetter and Haast then travelled by ship to Nelson, calling briefly at New Plymouth. They examined the Dun Mountain copper prospects, the Jenkins Hill coal deposits, Lake Rotoiti and Cape Farewell. Colonists contributed fossils for examination, and Julius Haast and Christopher Maling excavated moa bones from the Aorere Valley. The trophies were brought to Nelson in triumph, on bullocks decked with flowers." Howgego H25. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigten Gypsabgüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelskelete überhaupt.

      

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        Souvenirs de la Suisse et des Alpes

      Geneve Margueron 1863. 8° oblungo, pp. 64 litografie acquarellate. Legatura in tela restaurato il dorso, tagli dorati, piatti con cornice a secco e titolo in oro, al piatto anteriore stemma della confederazione elvetica. Qualche gora ai margini che in rari casi tocca le tavole, ma ottima conservazione.  Le tavole raffigurano le principali città svizzere,(due vedute di Ginevra a doppia pagina e una di Zurigo) ma anche paesaggi di laghi e dei principali passi alpini. All'antiporta stemma della confederazione con cornice raffigurante i simboli dei cantoni.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version, with the Marginal Readings and original and selected Parallel References, Printed at Length. And the Commentaries of Henry and Scott, Condensed by the Rev. John McFarlane, L.L.D. Glasgow, and a Compact Bible Dictionary, by the Rev. John Eadie, D.D., L.L.D. with a Scripture Atlas, and a series of Illustrations of the Lands of the Bible. Engraved from Photographs taken Expressly for this Work.

      Glasgow: William Collins, 1863.. ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto, pp.[6], 944; pp.288; pp.[12]; pp.1249-1276; pp.48; pp.56 [2]. With 38 full page plates, including fine steel engravings from photographs, maps, and a family register. Also with a frontispiece and illustrated title page. In contemporary dark brown full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration to spine and boards. Further blind decoration and titles to boards. All edges gilt; yellow coated endpapers. Family register partly filled in in black ink. Black ink ownership inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1865. Plates quite heavily spotted in places. Light outer wear. Good overall.

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

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1863. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Square octavo (192 x 150 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt titles and decorations to spine in compartments, gilt vignettes and frames to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original cloth front cover bound in at rear. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, plate and woodcut initials. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper verso. Boards slightly bowed, grease spot to rear cover, small tear and loss to final leaf (not affecting text); an excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already gone forth" (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's books in England: he "was the first writer in England, perhaps the first in the world, except for H. C. Andersen, to discover that a children's book can be the perfect vehicle for an adult's most personal and private concerns … it was quite different from anything else written for children … in a small space, it managed to discover and explore almost all the directions that children's books would take over the next 100 years" (Carpenter, Secret Gardens).

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        Considérations nouvelles sur l'engagement et la descente de la tête

      Montpellier, Boehm, 1863, in-4, VIII-58-[2] pages, demi-toile moderne à la bradel, pièce de titre en long, Thèse présentée le 27 novembre 1863 à la faculté de médecine de Montpellier. Description et usage du forceps à tractions soutenue et à pression progressive, inventé depuis peu par le Dr Chassagny de Lyon. Envoi, légèrement rogné, "à mon ancien interne Car[rier]".

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        [BURKE & WILLS] Review of the labours of several explorers of Australia, by Mr. Thomas Foster,

      ten years resident in Victoria.Also the narrative of Mr. John King, sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition.Melbourne and Sydney : Clarson, Shallard &​ Co., 1863. First and only edition. Octavo, bound in recent full red morocco, gilt, lacking the original wrappers (the lower wrapper featured a wood-engraved illustration titled Burke's grave on Cooper's Creek sketched by A.W. Howitt), 16 pp, scattered foxing, otherwise sound. Ferguson 9705; Wantrup 171. A rare pamphlet, the content of which focuses on the expedition of Burke and Wills (the remains of the two explorers had only recently been brought back to Melbourne, at the end of December 1862), and includes the narrative of King. The work commences with a brief survey of the history of the discovery of Australia and inland exploration of the continent. Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (University of Queensland Library; State Library of Tasmania; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of South Australia; Parliamentary Library of Western Australia).

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        Ulysses S. Grant Follows Up on African American Troops’ First Battle at Milliken’s Bend: "Drive the enemy from Richmond. Reinforce Mower all you can and send him to do it."

      1863 - Autograph Note Signed, to Elias S. Dennis, June 13, 1863, 1 p. 7 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. Grant was determined to take Vicksburg, and retaking the surrounding countryside in Mississippi and across the river in Louisiana were critical parts of his plan. Here, he moves around troops to further his design after an important showing by the USCT a few days earlier. In his Memoirs, Grant observed that "This was the first important engagement of the war in which colored troops were under fire," and he praised their actions. Complete Transcript June 13th 1863Brig. Gen. Dennis, Millikins Bend Drive the enemy from Richmond. Reinforce Mower all you can and send him to do it. U. S. Grant Maj. Gen.Historical BackgroundDuring the Vicksburg Campaign, Brigadier General Elias S. Dennis led troops in the Battle of Port Gibson and the Battle of Raymond. Placed in command of the District of Northeast Louisiana in May 1863, he commanded a detached brigade of five Illinois regiments and a brigade of six regiments of Louisiana and Mississippi African American soldiers led by white officers. On the morning of June 6, Dennis' African Brigade and two companies of the 10th Illinois Cavalry made a reconnaissance toward Richmond, Louisiana, about twenty miles west of Vicksburg. They encountered Confederate troops and drove them back, then retired to Milliken's Bend, about fifteen miles upriver from Vicksburg, to report.Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commanding the Trans-Mississippi Department, had ordered General Richard Taylor to attack Ulysses S. Grant's supply lines to relieve pressure on Vicksburg and the Confederate army besieged there. Early in the morning of June 7, 1863, Confederates attacked the Union forces at Milliken's Bend, primarily the African Brigade and the 23rd Iowa Infantry. In fierce hand-to-hand fighting, the Union forces retreated to the river where two gunboats fired on the Confederates and halted their advance. Union casualties numbered more than 650. Despite their inexperience, the raw and ill-equipped African American soldiers fought well. Indeed, a white Union soldier from New Hampshire wrote his sister that the USCT "fought like tigers." Their performance helped convince doubters that African Americans could fight, and their stand foiled the Confederate attempt to lift the siege of Vicksburg.In this message, written less than a week later, Grant orders Dennis to send General Joseph Mower's Eagle Brigade to pursue the Confederates and drive them from Richmond, Louisiana. General William T. Sherman sent Mower's Eagle Brigade from the Vicksburg trenches to coordinate with General Alfred W. Ellet's Marine Brigade. Under Mower's command, they succeeded in taking the city, which sat along an important supply line to Vicksburg from the west, two days later, on June 15, 1863. Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was the leading Union general of the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. Born in Illinois as Hiram Ulysses Grant, he was nominated to West Point by his congressman as Ulysses S. Grant, knowing that he was called Ulysses and that his mother's maiden name was Simpson. He graduated from West Point in 1843 and served in the Mexican War, but at the start of the Civil War, he was a little-known grocer in Galena, Illinois. In June 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry and quickly rose to prominence in the western theater. His victories at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga earned him fame and steady promotion. In March 1864, he was named lieutenant general (the first since Washington) and general-in-chief of all Union armies. On March 8, Grant went to Washington and met Lincoln for the first time. Grant remained in the Eastern Theater to oppose Confederate General Robert E. Lee. After the difficult Overland Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, and the climactic Appomattox Campaign, Grant forced Lee to surrender at Appomattox Court House on . (See website for full description)

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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.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Zeitschriften, Kunsthandwerk

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

      

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        Sur les principes sucrés

      (Paris, Hachette), (1863), in-8, paginé 183 à 332, couverture d'attente muette, Extrait des Leçons de chimie et de physique professées en 1862. Marcellin Berthelot (1827-1907) fut tout à la fois Homme politique, essayiste, historien et chimiste. Il professa ses Leçons sur les principes sucrés devant la Société chimique de Paris. Envoi de l'auteur "à M. Payen, de l'Institut". Cachets de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé

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

      Paris:: Victor Masson et Fils, (1863).. 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.

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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) 1200 gr. Schlagworte: GeologieHelvetica - AllgemeinNaturwissenschaft [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Liste des algues marines de Cherbourg

      Paris et Cherbourg, J.B. Baillière, Bedelfontaine et Syffert, 1863, in-8, 168 pp, 6 pl, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. ENVOI de l'auteur à M. Tulasne : Louis-René Étienne, dit Edmond Tulasne (1818-1885), botaniste et un mycologue français, qui fit don de sa collection au Muséum de Paris et de sa bibliothèque à l'Institut catholique. Auguste Le Jolis (1823-1904), botaniste, fut le fondateur, en 1852, de la Société des Sciences de Cherbourg, avec le physicien Théodose Du Moncel et l'astronome Emmanuel Liais. Les herbier de la bibliothèque de cette société furent donnés à la ville de Cherbourg par Louis Corbière et Le Jolis ; ils contiennent environ 200 000 échantillons d'espèces de mousses, d'algues, de champignons, de ptéridophytes et de spermaphytes. Étiquette et cachets annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en pied du dos. Couverture défraîchie. Pritzel, n° 5193.

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        Autograph letter signed (in the text).

      Gads Hill Place, 24. I. 1863. - 8vo. ½ p. "Mr. Charles Dickens presents his compliments to Miss K. Hitchcock and regrets to inform her that his Vita [?] for the Royal Hospital for Incurable has been long engaged". - On headed paper.

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        The British Schools of Art A Selection of Examples Engraved in Line by Eminent Artists

      H. Murray: the British Schools of Art. 2v. 1863, London. Virtue and Co. 1861-1863. 2 volumes, 13.5 inches (33 cm). by Henry Hallam Murray.British Schools of Art: A Selection of Examples Engraved in Line by Eminent Artists.Descriptions by H. Murray, F.S.A., includes works of Constable, Reynolds and Turner.Ref.: Virtue, Spalding, and Daldy's Catalogue 1874, page 11. Two Folio Volumes with text and 90 fine guarded steel engraved plates. large royal 4to, in Morocco leather with gilt edges.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

      1863 - London, Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine St., Strand, 1863. 8vo. 2 vols. Original blind-stamped maroon cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; pp. viii, [2], 303; [vi], 295; folding map frontispiece to vol. I, wood-engraved frontispiece of "The Juju, or Sacrifice House, Grand Bonny River" to vol. II; very minor rubbing to extremities, throughly nice and clean copy; provenance: both front paste-downs with engraved armorial bookplates of Edward Joseph Dent, both volumes with that of Norman Douglas Simpson on opposite fly-leaves. First edition, the issue with Burton's name in gilt to the spines. Financial difficulties following his marriage to Isabel in 1861 led Burton to apply for and accept a minor consulship on the Spanish island of Fernando Po (Bioko, off Cameroon in West Africa). Wanderings in West Africa tells the story of Burton's voyage out to his new posting, with visits en route to Madeira, Tenerife, Freetown (Sierra Leone), Lagos, and elsewhere. Burton wished that his name be suppressed from the work: the attribution "By a F.R.G.S." hints at the controversy then raging between the author and the heads of the R.G.S. concerning the sources of the Nile. His consulship in Fernando Po proved of little interest as such to Burton, save in so far as it allowed him to travel in West Africa (see his Mission to Gelele and Abeokuta). Provenance: From the book collection, which was rather strong on Africa, of the eminent British botanist Norman Douglas Simpson (1890-1974), who worked for some time in Egypt and the Sudan, before lending his services to Peradeniya Botanic Garden in Sri Lanka and publishing at his own expense (£2000) A Bibliographical Index of the British Flora in 1960. The first bookplate could be that of the British writer on music. Penzer 71-2; Casada no. 70; Spink & Son, Catalogue of.Burton, nos. 28-30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svenska Jägarförbundets Nya Tidskrift. Årg. I-XXXII

      Bok. Samson & Wallin / K. L. Beckman 1863-1894. Kolorerade litograferade planscher (alla finns med), o. a. ill. 32 vol. gulddekorerade halvfranska band av två varianter (1863-70 en typ, 1871-94 en annan, se bild). 14x22 cm. Några av volymerna med lätta nötningar, men i det stora hela en fin svit.

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        Quadri iconografici di zoologia proposti ad uso delle scuole e pubblicati sotto la direzione di Luigi Bellardi

      presso G. B. Paravia e Comp., Torino e Milano 1863 - In-4° (355x270mm), con un fascicolo di testo in brossura originale gialla di 38 pp. di spiegazione delle figure, un frontespizio litografico sciolto e complessive 60 tavv. sciolte in litografia con coloritura acquerellata a mano con raffigurazioni di animali;, il tutto conservato entro custodia originale in percallina rossa con chiusura a busta, titolo in oro al piatto e legacci. Ottimo stato conservativo (qualche traccia d'uso lieve alla brossura del fascicolo di testo esplicativo). Prima edizione di questa bella opera di divulgazione naturalistica del celebre zoologo e paleontologo Luigi Bellardi (Genova, 1818-Torino, 1889). Nissen, 127. Ceresoli, p. 77. DBI, VIII, pp. 603-604. Italiano [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fabrique de Pipes en Bruyère de Gappin-Dalloz St. Claude, Jura, France.

      Maison fondée, 1863. A rare catalogue of pipes available from the specialist French manufacturer Grappin-Dalloz. The unusual autographic process used to print this work suggests it was only prepared in limited numbers, very probably for the use of the company's representatives. Bound in black calf with cloth sides, gilt lettering, brass corner-guards, decorated endpapers, 240mm x 310mm, approx 220 pages, profusely illustrated, printed by an autographic process in blue and black ink, 5 wood samples with handwritten legend, pasted to inside board; spine rubbed, occasional foxing, a few tears, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Mariquita

      London: Emily Faithfull, Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863, 1863. First edition, subscribers issue in a morocco binding designed by John Leighton. Fredeman, Emily Faithfull and the Victoria Press (The Library, June 1974), 53. Binding a little soiled and worn; very good copy.. 8vo, original gilt-decorated brown morocco signed "J.L.", gilt lettering, a.e.g. Photographic frontis portrait. Seven-page list of subscribers. Errata slip tipped in at page 274. A long narrative poem based on a Spanish legend, probably "Mariquita la Pelona," with a photographic frontispiece of a portrait apparently of Mariquita. The frontis is signed on the verso "John Beattie, Clifton." There were two issues, a deluxe one for subscribers and an ordinary issue in cloth.

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        Ceremonial of the Marriage of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. March 10th. 1863.

      Printed by Harrison and Sons St. Martin's Lane London. Folio 1863 - pp. 18. Plan of the Choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco by HATCHARDS, titled in gilt on the front cover with the gilt initials of Albert Edward below the device of the three feathers, all edges gilt, an excellent copy. *The first page of text is titled DRAFT - the following text is printed in single column towards the outer margin, surmounted by a crown, and lists the process of the ceremonial and the order of precedence of the participants. This appears to be an advance copy for a member of the royal household. COPAC records a copy with an almost identical title, Manchester University only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature. Originally edited by Dr. Kitto. Entirely New [Third] Edition, edited by W.L. Alexander. ATTRACTIVE SET OF THE BEST EDITION

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1863. 3 vols., 8vo., Third Edition, text in double column, with engraved frontispieces and title-vignettes, engraved plates in colour and monochrome, and very numerous illustrations in the text, some light and inoffensive spotting; strongly bound in contemporary half calf, brown cloth boards, backs with five raised bands tooled in blind, second and third compartments with red leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind with a floral spray, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, joints very ligly rubbed else a most attractive set in wholly unrestored contemporary binding. First published in 1845, Kitto's classic compilation was reissued in a second edition of 1852. This best edition was completed in greatly expanded form by William Lindsay Alexander following the Author's death from sickness in 1854. COMPLETE SETS ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        The Invasion of The Crimea:

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1863. Its Origin, And An Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan. 8 volumes, octavo (218 x 137 mm). Finely bound by F. Bedford in tan calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling gilt to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated with several diagrams and folding maps throughout. Coat of arms pasted to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing and offsetting, overall an excellent set. Second edition. A particularly bright decorative set.

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        Photographic panorama of Mount Etna.

      - Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Very large board (93.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver prints (panorama, in two parts of 25.0 x 36.2 and 25.0 x 35.0 cm, for a continuous image with a total width of 71.2 cm). Paul Berthier printed studio label pasted on verso.= Paul Marcellin Berthier (1822-1912) is regarded as one of the foremost French photographers of the 19th century, as well as an accomplished impressionist painter. He is principally known as a landscape and a portrait photographer (of, e.g., the French poet Lamartine), and as a landscape painter. His landscape photos are rare and sought-after, and are, for instance, included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. This photograph is of geological importance too, showing a mountainside with three craters, of which two are apparently active, with clearly smoking fumaroles. The adjacent pine trees are stripped of their branches, possibly by a pyroclastic flow. The locality is not specified, but this is Mount Etna, visited by Berthier during and after its 1861-1865 eruptions. This is not the summit, as there are trees, but a part of the volcano's flank, below the Valle del Bove. The Museum of Modern Art in New York (Suzanne Winsberg Collection) possesses the left part of this panorama only. Photos with a few unobtrusive light brown traces from one point going in different directions. But mostly clean and well matching with strong contrast and a sharp impression. The board slightly damp stained in the lower left outer margin; a bit soiled, and one corner with a small bump. Otherwise very good.

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        Report on the construction of a military road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Benton

      G.P.O., Washington 1863 - Large 8vo, pp. 363, [3]; 10 lithograph plates (most with hand coloring), plus 4 large folding maps; recent utilitarian library cloth, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine; text block bound tight; clean inside. Early ownership signature of Mr. Thomson Mason, Baltimore, Nov. 1, 1863.markings. See Howes M-884 showing this to be another issue of the Senate Exec. Doc. 43. Wagner-Camp 393. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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