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        Süd-Bayerns Lethaea Geognostica : der Kressenberg und die südlich von ihm gelegenenen Hochalpen geognostisch betrachtet in ihren Petrefacten.

      Leipzig : Verlag von Leopold Voss, 1863. Original Ausgabe! Kein Reprint! 487 Seiten Hardcover Textband apart. Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in sehr gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. Q-055 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Modern Democratic Creed! Letter of John Brodhead, Democratic Candidate for City Treasurer…

      [1863]., [Philadelphia}: 1863 - Letterpress broadside, 18 7/8" x 11 3/4", bold black type for highlighted words. Paper evenly toned, some wrinkling, considerable archival conservation and restoration with archival paper repair; despite the imperfections it is still a decent copy with a nice impression. This appears to fall into the political dirty tricks department in an election between John Brodhead and Henry Bumm for city treasurer in Philadelphia. The broadside is supposed to highlight a letter from John Brodhead to Jefferson Davis in 1860. It has strong racist overtones, as Brodhead supposedly requests a position in Nicaragua, so he can "help open it up to civilization and Niggers." He goes on to state he is "tired of being a white slave at the North, and long for a home in the sunny South." These kinds of political tricks were not uncommon during the Civil War period (perhaps that's still true today), and the racist overtones would certainly not help one's chances in a Northern election.

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      , 1863. 1863. First Edition . THOREAU, Henry David. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Small octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, edges gilt, brown endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition, in original cloth with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait.Excursions was collected from various sources by Thoreau's sister, Sophia E. Thoreau. It was published the year after Thoreau's death and includes a eulogy delivered at his funeral by Emerson, here included as a preface. After leaving Walden Pond, Thoreau became more of a naturalist, taking trips to Cape Cod and Canada and using his experiences as material for an article entitled ""Excursion to Canada"" in Putnam's Monthly in 1853. ""He toured Cape Cod on foot late in 1849, spent a week in Canada in 1850, went in 1853 on his second journey into Maine. Four of his posthumous books derive…from these expeditions: Excursions (1863), The Maine Woods (1864), Cape Cod (1865), and A Yankee in Canada (1866)."" In Borst's cloth 2, no priority established. Only 1588 copies were printed in the first edition, of which 1500 were bound. BAL 20111. Borst A3.1.a. Owner signature.Faint foxing to frontispiece; original cloth exceptionally crisp, bright and beautiful, with only most minor wear to spine extremities. A fine copy.

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        One page autograph letter regarding General Charles "Chinese" Gordon's campaign against the Taipings which helped him earn the nickname "Chinese" a few short months later

      Quinsan, July 17, 1863. folio. "The letter was written on July 17, 1863 in Quinsan during Gordon's campaign against the Taipings reporting the death of a fellow officer and asking Ewing to wind up his affairs in Shanghai. ""He was a little out of sorts yesterday morning but no one thought anything of it till 12 noon when he came up in a hurried way to Moffit's room and laid down. From that hour he sank gradually without pain, and apparently perfectly sensible to the last half hour before his death, when he fell into a sort of stupor, and although I was holding his pulse when he died it was only by seeing the cessation of respiration that you could tell he had passed away . . ."" In 1860, Gordon was posted to China as part of the Allied Expeditionary Force that was fighting the 2nd Opium War. Once peace was made with the Chinese Emperor, Gordon was appointed as the Commander of the 'Ever Victorious Army', a force of mercenaries that was led by European Officers. The EVA was trying to suppress the Taiping rebellion, this was a rebellion against the Manchus led by a 'messiah' who was trying to set up 'god's kingdom on Earth. Gordon injected discipline and 'steel' into the force. The EVA became a feared force and was instrumental in ending the rebellion. Gordon led the EVA into battle from the front carrying only a walking stick. When Gordon refused to allow the EVA to loot captured cities as the Manchus allowed, the EVA mutinied. Gordon suppressed the mutiny by first shooting dead one of the ringleaders and then threatening to shoot one of the mutineers an hour until the mutiny was over. It was over inside the hour. Soochow was captured by the EVA in 1864 after the Taipings surrendered to Gordon when he offered them safe conduct. Gordon was away on business when the Manchus had the Wangs, the leaders of the Taipings, executed. Gordon was furious and promptly resigned his command. He only returned after being implored by the British and promoted to the rank of Mandarin in the Chinese army. He refused an offer of 100,000 gold pieces by the emperor. This reinforced Gordon's reputation as being incorruptible. Gordon became known as 'Chinese Gordon' in England. The British rewarded him with a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel and he became a Companion of Honour."

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        Biographical Sketches

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green 1863 - Spine slightly nicked and worn at head, corners bumped. Inscribed on the half-title, "Ly. [?] Ashburton from the author"; stamp of Melchet Court, Romsey, and binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants. The recipient is presumably the second Lord Ashburton's second wife, née Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [North Louisiana & southern Mississippi], 1863. [33]pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Some light wear and soiling. Initially quite legible, though handwriting devolves somewhat. Very good. The U.S.S. Kineo was one of the so-called "90-day gunboats" launched in Portland in 1861. She was a single screw, schooner-rigged vessel, and she came equipped with an eleven-inch Dahlgren smoothbore, two twenty-four pounders, and a twenty-pounder Parrot rifle. Within the past year (1862), she had taken part in the captures of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In the period covered in the present account, she was involved as a seasoned veteran in heated action in the area of Donaldsville, after which, in mid-August, the battered gunboat was sent north for repairs. Walker faithfully records the sailing up and down the Mississippi and all the encounters with rebels, other ships, and conflicts they run into. Walker's account begins, in red ink, "In the stream off New Orleans, La Wednesday [sic] July the 1st 1863," as they learn of an impending attack by "some three hundred rebels 72 miles above." They steam upriver at full speed and arrive in time to fire on the rebels, learning only the next day the collateral of the civilian casualties. Walker writes, "We had unfortunately killed a negro and wounded a yellow woman his wife." The action continues at a torrid pace for two weeks. During this period there is heavy fighting almost every day, with detailed accounts of both the ships shelling attacks and the hot fire they take from shore in return. At times this extraordinary period reads like something out of APOCALYPSE NOW. When it is over, they anchor at New Orleans, where they go on shore leave: "We drove to the Lake and all had a good bath together, we then refreshed ourselves with wines fruits &c." Walker gives a good account of the activities in port, and of shipboard events and rumors, such as the one "that we are soon going up the river, perhaps as high as St. Louis." He also discovers that "a certain lady by all appearances very respectable had been making inquiries for me." This romance, however, comes to nothing. The Kineo enters dry dock to have her shaft repaired and her propeller replaced. While repairs are being performed, Walker keeps a sharp eye on ships passing, troops and prisoners moving, prizes landing, and all other events of a busy wartime port - not the least of which are the comings and goings of mail ships. By the end of July the fleet engineer has more or less condemned the Kineo and they receive orders to head north. There is then a break of seven days, and the journal resumes on Aug. 8. After another week's worth of reports about the goings-on of New Orleans, their repairs are completed. Beginning on Aug. 15, Walker records their perilous journey north, arriving at Baltimore on the 25th. Here they are paid and go on liberty, awaiting their eventual discharge or reassignment. Although it at first appears fragmentary, and is missing some pages, this is in fact a complete account of a very exciting period in a young seaman's like. His Protection Certificate, dated 1856, identifies Walker as being "twenty years or thereabouts" and hailing from Harwich, Massachusetts. All told, an interesting accounting of time spent aboard a Union gunboat patrolling the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area.

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        Special orders No. 139 [.] the following officers, non-commissioned officers and privates are announced as the officers of the First Regiment of West Tennessee Infantry of African descent.

      Headquarters, 16th Army Corps, Memphis 1863 - Special Order establishing the first unit of colored troops in Tennessee, some months following the Union's victory at the Battle of Memphis, which effectively ended Con- federate control of the state. The First Regiment West Tennessee Infantry (AD) mustered in June of 1863; in early 1864 they were combined with the First Alabama Infantry (colored) to form the 59th Colored Infantry. The unit fought with distinction in a number of major battles, notably the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Missis- sippi, which though a crushing defeat for the Union was one of the first battles in which a regiment composed entirely of former slaves saw direct action.The emancipation of enslaved African-Americans that followed the Union's occupation of Tennessee was, at best, a double-edged sword. In his Brief Sketch of the Organization and Services of the Fifty-Ninth Regiment (Dayton: 1883), the unit's Commanding Officer Rob- ert Cowden recounts the methods by which colored troops were raised in Tennessee [and, presumably, in other occupied slave states]: ".recruits were collect- ed from plantations and from camps.all the field and staff, commissioned and non-commissioned, as well as all the line officers and first sergeants of companies, were white men.The plan for 'persuading' recruits while it could hardly be called the shot-gun policy was equal- ly as convincing, and never failed to get the 'recruit.' The negroes were held as property by their masters, and were appropriated as such, along with mules and horses, which were put in the same list and confiscated as a 'mil- itary necessity'.in this way, in the space of six weeks, the entire command was made up, without the expense of a single dollar to the Government."The current broadside descends from the estate of Lt.- Col. Robert E. Phillips, who was second in command of the West Tennessee Colored Infantry until his retire- ment in December of 1863. It is offered together with two other 19th-century documents relating to Phillips's military career and later life, including an 1884 quartz mining claim in Placer County, California, where Phil- lips presumably lived out his days.This document rare; not separately catalogued in the collection of any OCLC member institution, and ap- parently not reproduced of the Official Records of the War of Rebellion. Broadsheet 7-1/2" x 5", printed on both sides of a single leaf. Old folds; discoloration and scattered foxing; a Good, well-preserved example. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      1863. First Edition . BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark brown cloth rebacked with original spines laid down, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Splendid first edition of BurtonÂ’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth.Out of BurtonÂ’s four-year appointment as British consul in West Africa (1861-65) came nine volumes of books under five titles. Wanderings in West Africa describes the outward journey from Liverpool to consular headquarters on the Spanish Island of Fernando Po off the coast of Cameroon. Ports of call include Madeira, Tenerife, Freetown, Cape Palmas, Cape Coast, Accra, Lagos and Bonny (at the mouth of the Niger). “It apparently was BurtonÂ’s original intention to entirely suppress his name from [this] work” (Penzer, 71-72). As in all copies, BurtonÂ’s name does not appear on the title pages; as is usual, this copy bears the spine imprints “R.F. Burton” (only five copies are known lacking the name on the spines). Ex-library, with very small library stamp on each title page and ink notation on each copyright page. Bookseller tickets.Text generally fine; expert paper repairs to fragile folding map. Cloth exceptionally fresh, gilt bright. About-fine, scarce in this condition.

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        Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel’iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor’s help]. Contemporary manuscript copy with partially filled-in color tables.

      [Russian Empire, probably St. Petersburg] 1863 - Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel’iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor’s help]. Folio (21.5 × 17.5 cm). Half red leather; marbled boards; original ink manuscript to rectos and versos; 198, Vi pp. With three color tables bound with the text and a list of color names in Russian, French and English on seven folding leaves bound after the text, only partially colored in. Rebacked, with repair to binding and raised boards (using lighter card stock); text lightly toned. A contemporary manuscript copy of Alexander Maslov’s 1857 work, which was evidently the first Russian guide to watercolor painting. Maslov’s book, published in 1859, was never reprinted and is not recorded in KVK or OCLC. It introduces would-be artists to basic techniques of drawing and painting, explaining different types of perspective, color harmony, mixing and reflection (reflet). He describes the required tools in great depth, detailing suitable brands of paper, pencils, brushes and pigments, listing leading brands of the day, such as Faber and Mordan, and naming their Russian suppliers. Particular attention is given to the properties, advantages and shortcomings of various color pigments, followed by a list of 108 basic colors and hues (together with a partially colored table). Other chapters present the art of composition, sketching and painting. Maslov describes how to depict objects such as fruits and flowers, human anatomy and faces, landscapes and more complex compositions, often in astonishing and amusing detail: for instance, he provides pointers for drawing nineteen essential flower types. The bound-in color charts provide the English and French names of the main colors, as well pointers on the best brands. According to the embossed stamp on the title page, the manuscript was prepared by one Viktor A. Vinster, of whom we can find no trace. Not in KVK, OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1863. First Edition . THOREAU, Henry David. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Small octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, edges gilt, brown endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition, in original cloth with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait.Excursions was collected from various sources by Thoreau's sister, Sophia E. Thoreau. It was published the year after Thoreau's death and includes a eulogy delivered at his funeral by Emerson, here included as a preface. After leaving Walden Pond, Thoreau became more of a naturalist, taking trips to Cape Cod and Canada and using his experiences as material for an article entitled ""Excursion to Canada"" in Putnam's Monthly in 1853. ""He toured Cape Cod on foot late in 1849, spent a week in Canada in 1850, went in 1853 on his second journey into Maine. Four of his posthumous books deriveÂ…from these expeditions: Excursions (1863), The Maine Woods (1864), Cape Cod (1865), and A Yankee in Canada (1866)."" In Borst's cloth 2, no priority established. Only 1588 copies were printed in the first edition, of which 1500 were bound. BAL 20111. Borst A3.1.a. Owner signature.Faint foxing to frontispiece; original cloth exceptionally crisp, bright and beautiful, with only most minor wear to spine extremities. A fine copy.

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        Sechzig Jahre". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript.

      Wien, [um 1863]. - Titel und 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Qu.-Folio. Vertonung von Justinus Kerners Gedicht "Sechzig Jahre" in e-Moll für Klavier mit unterlegtem Text: "Immer wird mir todesbang, wenn ich überschlag', daß ich sechzig Jahre lang meine Nase trag' [.]". - Laut einem Vermerk am Titel war Vesques Lied offenbar als dritter Teil eines Zyklus unter dem Titel "Greisen-Gefühle" gedacht und wäre "auch als Duplicat der Singstimme zu gebrauchen" gewesen. - Aus der Sammlung des Musikwissenschaftlers und Robert Schumann-Forschers Friedrich Gustav Jansen (1831-1910) und am Titel handschriftlich von ihm bezeichnet: "Autograph von Dr. jur. J. Freiherr Vesque von Püttlingen, pseud. J. Hoven". - Etwas angestaubt und fleckig und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Fine collection of six Autograph Letters Signed to James McCARROLL (Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American Writer)

      -1889 1863 - (1814-1892, Canadian Journalist, Poet, Musician and Inventor, in particular popular for his poems and comic letters in the Irish brogue) and one printed letter from Dr. Holmes in the third person with autograph additions, Holmes commends his verses and McCarroll's last book of poems 'Madeline', 1889, with a copy of 'Madeline' inscribed by McCarroll to his stepson Henry W. Dolmage, four letters have autograph envelopes to addresses in Canada, New York or Chicago, with two separate autograph envelopes, and a checklist, together 16 sides 8vo., 6 envelopes and McCarroll's 'Madeline', Boston or Beverly Farms (on Massachusetts' North Shore), neatly mounted together in a small volume, then encased with the book in a red cloth box and slipcase CHECKLIST 1. 29th November 1863, Boston. Responding to a letter and poem Holmes had been sent which he has read "with care and interest .", he explains that there is a misunderstanding that he is "connected with the editorial department of the 'Atlantic'. This is an error, I am not and never have been. It is my rule in these cases to send the articles to the Publishers, recommending them whenever they deserve it to his attention, but not pressing if for acceptance . I find this poem of yours delicate, melodious, graceful, well-wrought - perhaps a little over fanciful .", he promises to send it on "to Mr James T. Fields, of the firm of Ticknor & Fields", but says that "It is only fair to say that the pressure of poetry for admission to the pages of the Atlantic is very great, so that much which is deserving is declined for want of a special adaptation and much which is adapted is declined for want of room .", 3 sides 8vo., torn at folds. 36145-21,1 (sides 2,3) 2. 2nd December no year, perhaps about 1864, Boston. Autograph Envelope addressed to McCarroll at 54 Bay Street, Toronto, bearing in McCarroll's hand in pencil 'Longfellow to Miss Gould', Hannah Flagg Gould (1788-1865, poetess, of Newburyport, Massachusetts), who for half a century entertained distinguished authors that sought her acquaintance. 36145-18 3. 24th May 1866, Boston. Holmes finds McCarroll's verses "fluent, graceful, fanciful, shewing as I should think, a good deal of practice too, as a practical artist", he will hand them "to Mr James T. Fields . as the Editor of the Atlantic with whom I am only concerned as a contributor . As Mr Fields is the leading publisher, proprietor and chief editor, I do not feel any right to meddle with his affairs or to try to influence his judgment, knowing that he understands what he wants for the Magazine a great deal better than I can teach him. The most I can probably do is to give a kindly introduction . and this I shall do for you with great pleasure", which is "the only position I can take with any comfort to myself or any justice to him. I cannot . stand between him and his correspondents, many of whom, of course, are over sanguine in their expectations and whom it is not my business to disenchant of their illusions", Mr. Fields' answer "will be addressed directly to you. If it leads to any further arrangement or correspondence I shall consider that you are in established communication with each other . Pray excuse my precise way of doing business. But for this I should have the cares and responsibilities of an Editor without any of his compensation". 4 sides 8vo. 4. 18th August no year, circa 1870, Boston. Autograph Envelope to McCarroll, at the Office of Watson's Art Journal [so titled from 1867], 746 Broadway, New York, bearing in pencil 'Holmes' in McCarroll's hand. 36145-2 5. 30th December 1870, Boston. Thanking McCarroll for "your pleasant remembrance of me in the Art Journal ." and for "your spiritual lines recalling the old Christmas. As I look out from my new house on the wintry landscape, the picture of the old hall and the yule log and the wassail bowl . brings back all my romantic associations with the old festival which again give way to the better realities of "The land of the r [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Life of William Blake

      1863. First Edition . (BLAKE, William) GILCHRIST, Alexander. Life of William Blake, ""Pictor Ignotus."" London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863. Two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th-century three-quarter brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2300.First edition of this important early biography, profusely illustrated with photolithographic plates after Blake, frontispiece portrait and folding frontispiece of the Canterbury pilgrims. With three prints taken from original woodblocks and 16 impressions from Blake’s original electrotype plates. An important edition, publishing for the first time 29 Blake poems from a manuscript notebook in the possession of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.""In a visit to London, a sight of some of Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job decided Alexander Gilchrist to undertake a life of the artist. He had previously only known the illustrations to Blair's 'Grave' and Allan Cunningham's life of the artist. He now resolved to write a full life of Blake"" (DNB). Following Gilchrist's untimely death in 1861 from scarlet fever, the remaining work was completed by his wife Anne, with the editorial assistance of the brothers Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti. It features numerous illustrations from Blake's works, mostly reproduced through photolithography or in facsimile, with three prints, however, made from original woodblocks and with the 16 illustrations of the ""Songs"" pulled from the original electrotypes of the copperplates. This edition also includes a body of Blake's poetry and prose selected by Dante Rossetti, and an annotated catalogue of his pictorial works. Among the poems are 29 previously unpublished pieces, all taken from a manuscript notebook of Blake's, purchased by Rossetti in 1847. One of these obscure poems, ""Broken Love,"" inspired Rossetti to exclaim, ""never perhaps have the agony and perversity of sundered affection been more powerfully expressed."" Bentley 1680A. One inner hinge expertly reinforced. About-fine condition.

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        Signed and inscribed copy of "I Spanien".

      Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1863. - 8vo. (6), 309 pp. Bound with both orig. wrappers in later half morocco. First edition. Inscribed by the author on frontwrapper. - Dedicated to Therese Henriques (1833-1883), in whose home Hans Christian Andersen was a frequent visitor during the last 15 years of his life. The home was full of life and happy days as a large circle of both Danish and foreign musicians and artists visited the salons and parties held there. The friendship with Henriques was actually established in August Bournonville's home, where the poet first heard the young, talented Therese Henriques play the piano. Immediately, a warm friendship between the two was kindled, and it would last a lifetime. - Provenance: Descendants of Henriques family. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        35-star US flag

      1863. (WEST VIRGINIA). Thirty-five star U.S. flag. No place: 1863. Glazed cotton printed flag measuring 28 1/4 by 19 1/4 inches, with five-point stars arrayed in a double-medallion pattern with haloed center star; top and bottom stripes red, blue canton extends to the seventh [red] stripe and rests on the eighth [white] stripe; window framed; entire piece measures 30 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches. $18,000.35-star American parade flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, in a handsome window frame.""West Virginia became the second state, following Maine, to break away from an existing state, precipitated by the refusal of most of its counties to be party to Virginia's secession. In 1861, West Virginia found Virginia's secession illegal and formed a new state government in Wheeling, even electing two senators to Congress… President Lincoln approved West Virginia's Enabling Act at the end of 1862, with the caveat that abolition be written into the state's constitution. And on June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state"" (Keim & Keim, 124). The 35-star flag was officially replaced two years later, after Nevada became the 36th state in 1864 (Nevada's flag did not become official until July 4, 1865). Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson served under the 35-star flag. ""While Civil War flags escaped much of the mortal rigidity of mechanical mass production, their artistic merit was more particularly due to the delicate design relationship of the elements and to numerous subtle details—such as the directions of the arms of the stars, which are never entirely regimented, as they are on modern flags. And truly no modern replica can either do justice to the artistic character, or render the 'patina,' of one of these antique flags"" (Mastai & Mastai, 124). The stars are arrayed in a double-medallion pattern flanked by corner stars. The large, haloed center star is believed to represent the new state (see Pierce Collection, 19; Druckman & Kohn, 22). Smaller in size than a standard flag, ""parade flags were ephemeral—made to be used only once during a specific event and then discarded"" (Druckman & Kohn, 22). Such flags were also called ""hand-wavers,"" since they were waved at parades and political rallies. Fraying and some loss to flag hoist. Expected soiling and staining; colors bright. An exceptional Civil War flag.

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        HIGHLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("Ch. Darwin") [to Thomas Rivers]. Directly Dealing with Core Concerns of the Theory of Evolution: Inheritance, Natural Selection, the Struggle for Existence.

      Down, Bromley, Kent, Saturday [14 Feb 1863]. A fine autograph letter signed by Charles Darwin, Dealing with Core Concerns of the Theory of Evolution: Inheritance, Natural Selection, the Struggle for Existence, on his personalized stationery. 8vo (8" x 5"), 3 pages A finely preserved letter without damage or condition problems. "IT IS CAPITAL FOR MY PURPOSE!" AN EXCELLENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CHARLES DARWIN, Directly Dealing with Core Concerns of the Theory of Evolution: Inheritance, Natural Selection, the Struggle for Existence. Thomas Rivers (1798-1877) ran a large tree and flower nursery in Hertfordshire. Rivers wrote several noted books on horticulture and published frequently in garden journals. He corresponded with Darwin and sent him specimens in 1862-63 (?); and later on performed several breeding experiments on Darwin’s behalf. Darwin references Rivers frequently in his Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication – calling him “a great authority.”In the present letter, Darwin responds to the “capital facts” in Rivers’ letter of 3 Feb 1863. Rivers’ letter, which is only partially extant, references Darwin’s Origin and provides observations on “selection” in the growth of seedlings. In the extant portion of his 4 Feb. letter, River makes the general observation of how a patch of seedling trees begin all equal, but in succeeding years some grow taller or root more deeply, thus outstripping the others – to which Darwin here responds: “What you say of seedlings conquering each other well illustrates the ‘struggle for existence’ and ‘natural selection’. I have often & often looked at a crowd of natural seedlings with just such feelings & reflexions as yours.”The non-extant portion of Rivers letter is only to be inferred from Darwin’s own letter, but it appears that Rivers has transmitted more specific information on inheritance in Ash and Thorn trees – to which Darwin responds: “You could not by any possibility have given me a more curious case of inheritance than that of the Ash, which produced weeping seedlings & itself lost the weeping peculiarity! It is capital for my purpose. I am also very glad to hear of the Thorn…. I wish I could get authentic information on the weeping Elm.” Darwin also tells Rivers that he has kept note of Rivers’ 1838 published report that of “20,000 or 30,000 seedlings from the common weeping ash,” none of them inherited the weeping characteristic. In December 1859, Charles Darwin had introduced to the world a radical theory of evolution and how and why species adapt to their environment in his groundbreaking document The Origin of Species. Two descriptive terms embody Darwin’s entire thesis: natural selection and struggle for life. Both describe the natural tendency for species to adapt to their environment, with the premise that those which can better adapt have a better chance of survival, thanks to genetic modifications in their DNA for such environmental adaptation. The concept of an incremental progression of living species to improve and modify to their surroundings was termed “natural selection.” His other fundamental phrase was “struggle to survive.” Both have become synonymous with The Origin of Species and its pertinent evolutionary theory. Amongst Darwin’s 15,000 letters now being published, researched, documented and analyzed by the scholars of the Darwin Correspondence Project in Cambridge, United Kingdom, the combination of both terms in the author’s hand is exceedingly rare, with only 14 documented occurrences []. However, these terms presented in the same sentences is 4/14. Of these four, only one has the prophetic words within quotation marks, expressing Darwin’s intense attachment and dedication to this premise and theory. Our letter is amongst the latter []. There are no letters written in Darwin’s hand which combine all three of the following: struggle for life, natural selection, and survival of the fittest. By comparison, only two letters addressed to Darwin include this content, one each from Alfred R. Wallace (1866) and the other from Charles Lyell (1869) []. Darwin initiated the correspondence Rivers in 1862 in a typically modest and apologetic manner: “My name may possibly be known to you ….” “Several times I thought I would write…but did not know whether you would think me too intrusive” (23 and 28 December 1862). Darwin was always conscious of the pressure of time upon his correspondents who were in trades or professions, and who lacked the independent means that he possessed as a wealthy gentleman. He was grateful for the contact, remarking that he had read “every scrap” that Rivers had written. Darwin quickly grew bolder with his inquiries:I have little compunction for being so troublesome, —not more than a grand Inquisitor has in torturing a Heretic—for am I not doing a real good public service in screwing crumbs of knowledge out of your wealth of information? (11 January 1863) Rivers and Darwin eventually exchanged around 30 letters, most falling in 1863, when Darwin was hard at work on the manuscript of Variation of Plants and Animals under Domestication, the lengthy and detailed sequel to The Origin of Species. Rivers, an experienced plant breeder and hybridist, supplied Darwin with detailed information about bud variation in fruit trees, strawberries, roses, and laburnum, and the effects of grafts upon root stock. When he first read The Origin of Species, Rivers was led to consider the growth of trees over several years and how patches of young seedlings began equally, but in successive years were dominated by a few that grew taller or rooted more deeply, outstripping the others. “You should live near a large nursery and your mind would find abundance of food,” Rivers wrote (3 February 1863). Darwin thought the example illustrated his evolutionary principles perfectly:What you say of seedlings conquering each other well illustrates the ‘struggle for existence’ and ‘natural selection.’ I have often looked at a crowd of natural seedlings with just such feelings and reflections as yours. (14 February 1863) At the time of this letter, Darwin was actively at work writing, and gathering data for, his hard-evidence sequel to the Origin – The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Rivers is referenced in multiple places in the book. Rivers’ particular report on the “20,000 or 30,000” ash seedlings, which Darwin mentions in this letter, is in fact cited in Ch. XII. And subsequent to this letter, Rivers also provided Darwin with the information he so sought about the weeping Elm (by custom raising seedling at Darwin’s request) – the which again is also cited in Ch. XII. Darwin letters so strongly linked to the central Ideas of Evolution are Rare in commerce.

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        35-star US flag

      1863. (WEST VIRGINIA). Thirty-five star printed U.S. flag. No place: 1863. Printed wool flag measuring 37 1/2 by 26 inches, with five-point stars arrayed in a seven-star, five-row, straight-row pattern; top and bottom stripes red, blue canton extends to the seventh stripe and rests on the eighth [white] stripe. Floated and framed, entire piece measures 47 by 37 inches. $18,500.35-star printed American flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, with provenance indicating it was flown to mourn the deaths of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley.""West Virginia became the second state, following Maine, to break away from an existing state, precipitated by the refusal of most of its counties to be party to Virginia's secession. In 1861, West Virginia found Virginia's secession illegal and formed a new state government in Wheeling, even electing two senators to Congress… President Lincoln approved West Virginia's Enabling Act at the end of 1862, with the caveat that abolition be written into the state's constitution. And on June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state"" (Keim & Keim, 124). The 35-star flag was officially replaced two years later, after Nevada became the 36th state in 1864 (Nevada's flag did not become official until July 4, 1865). Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson served under the 35-star flag. The arrangement of the stars in straight rows, as with this flag, became popular during the Civil War: ""the collective visual effect… is, therefore, one of hypnotic rhythm"" (Mastai & Mastai, 123). Included with the flag is a note of provenance handwritten by Minerva Lester Power of San Francisco, dated February 12, 1952, and reading: ""This flag was first flown when Lincoln was nominated for the Presidency, in front of the Z.P. Davis on Spring St., Nevada City [California]. The house, the oldest in Nevada City, having been built in 1853 by Z.P. Davis, the pioneer gunsmith who crossed the plains in a covered wagon, arriving in Nevada City, Oct. 17 – 1850, with wife and child, Clara Adelaide Davis (later Mrs. A.W. Lester), the first white child to enter California from a covered wagon. This fact has been definitely established March 1926, through the efforts of the N.S.G.W. [Native Sons of the Golden West] and the Marysville Democrat. When Lincoln fell the victim of an assassin in 1865, it was draped and hung out in the same place, where it had hung before to do him honor. It was not again unfurled until President Garfield met the same fate as Lincoln in 1881. When President McKinley passed away the old flag was for the third time put on the same mast being again draped in deep mourning."" The nomination of Lincoln that is referred to in the note is the June 1864 nomination for his second term in office. An 1867 directory for Nevada Township lists gunsmith Z.P. Davis as residing on Spring Street, with business premises on Broad Street (Bean's History and Directory of Nevada County, California, 140); also included is a newspaper clipping detailing the history of the flag and hand-dated 1897.The flag shows considerable wear from being flown. The blue canton has faded to buff and has been repaired with two cotton patches, each measuring approximately two by seven inches, as well as being darned with white cotton thread. An additional five inches of darning occur on the fly end of the second (white) stripe. Only one brass grommet, typical of Civil War flags (see Keim & Keim, 93), remains at the top of the hoist. A wonderful Civil War flag with exceptional provenance.

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        Das Leben Muhammed's - Nach den Quellen popul

      Hannober, Carl R

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        Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration. 2 Volumes

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - 2 volumes. Photo frontispiece. Complete - 5 plates (incl photo) and folding map. Extremely rare. Half calf and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Raised bands on spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Splendid Invitation by the Corporation of London to the Ball at Guildhall (1841-1910, King of Great Britain) & ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)]

      1863 - on the occasion of their visit and the then Prince of Wales being given the Freedom of the City, three months after their wedding on 10th March 1863, beautifully printed in colours on embossed paper, and including both their coats of arms topped by the arms of the City, with facsimile signature of the Chairman of the ball, (Sir) Francis Wyatt Truscott (Lord Mayor, 1879-1880), made out for Mrs. Stewart, 10" x 12

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        Delightful carte de visite photo signed underneath (of Denmark, 1844-1925, Queen of Edward VII)]

      1863 - showing her full length in her wedding dress, 4" x 2

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        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas

      Gilt decoration to spine and boards, gilt top edge. xlviii, 447pp. Frontis. Complete with all plates and plans as called for. 1st edition 1963. Extremities slightly worn. Inner hinges neatly reinforced.

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

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - Two Volumes, 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1 blank]; [8], 295 pp. Complete with half titles, uncut, original purple-brown pebble grained cloth, title gilt, blind panel to the boards. [light wear] Folding map as frontispiece to Volume I [closed tear], plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to Volume two. .Burton appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, believed it possible to render the region "not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies." Casada writes that Burton’s publication of the book as A F.R.G.S - 'A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society' may have been "a slap at the Royal Geographical Society, for Burton was at odds with the organization’s leadership at the time over the Nile’s sources." Further the dedication states, "To the true friends of Africa- not the ‘Philanthropist’ or Exeter Hall." Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work, even though it was already known that there was gold in Africa, Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, drew public attention to develop gold mining in Africa. Ref. Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Excellent Set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NECESIDADES DE LA CIRCULACION Y DE LOS VECINOS DE LAS CALLES Con Respecto Á La Vía Pública Urbana, Y Manera De Satisfacerlas.

      (Madrid: n.p. ca 1863). A rare pamphlet which presents in detail Cerdà's ideas on urban planning, with specific focus on the importance of efficient circulation and the design of intersections and thoroughfares to maximise it.  Over the previous decade Ildefons Cerda had created and published his remarkable plans for expanding the city of Bacelona beyond its recently demolished medieval walls and into the surrounding fields. The basic street plan for this urban extension, referred to as the Eixample,  was in the form of a grid.  Its most original and remarkable feature, however, was the opening up of each intersection by chamfering the corners of each building to a sufficient depth to make each intersection take the form of an octagon instead of a square. This innovation met with strenuous opposition from both architects and property developers. In this pamphlet Cerda attempts to counter those objections and demonstrate how his system works to improve circulation for both pedestrians and vehicles.  The main text first appeared in three instalments (numbers 13-15, second series) of the "Revista de Obras Publicas". The present separate version, printed from the same setting of type, has several important additions.  The introduction, for example, which extends for a full page of small type, is completely lacking from the periodical version.  It refers directly to the attacks Cerda's proposals had received and  his determination to defend and advance his ideas. A two-and-a-half page appendix dealing with commercial and industrial transportation is also added to this separately published version, along with another paragraph inserted into the main text providing additional commentary.  It seems likely that Cerdà had this version printed for separate distribution as part of his efforts to build public support for his ambitious and controversial plan.  Rare.  4to (29 x 21.5 cm); 21 pp. + 2 folding plates. Contemporary plain blue wrapper (nearly detached front wrapper only); pages nicked, frayed and dog-eared; inner margin of one plate torn and repaired with minor loss. .

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        Letters to a Civil War deserter who escaped to Canada

      Edmeston, [New York], 1863. Unbound. Very good. Two letters: one two-page letter and one four-page letter. Both have mailing and storage folds. Clean and legible. Centerfold of one has a split mended with what appears to be archival repair tape. Both letters were written by Waterman Burlingham, a New York farmer, to his son, Horace, in Canada. Horace deserted from the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in April, 1863 along with 43 other men. One letter also includes notes from Horace's mother, and sister. While the letters provide Horace with family information, it Waterman's desertion information that is significant: "We received a letter from you last spring which informed us that you was . . .safe and sound on Canada grounds, which we was very glad to dear. I felt some afraid, that you would meet with difficulty in the attempt to cross over. I am sorry to have you from home . . . but under the circumstances glad that you are safe from arrest, which you would not have been any where in the States The Provost Marshal by the name of Cole living in Albany, came to the flats [and] arrested John Sivcet, Bradley Sheldon, Seymour West, and John Yates, put hand cuffs on them & was off in a hurry. . . . The Marshall said to Coons that he had 200 names of Deserters on his list, & orders to take all that he could hear off he said his territory went as far west as Rochester, . . . now a word of advice to you don't you be enticed by no man or woman to cross back into the states, a man in some office of the government, left with a large amount of money and went into Canada a short time ago. Some of these city officers that understand catching men tracked him to Canady & . . . and got him to cross over into this States, & then snapt him and if they find out where you are, they will play sharp in some way. . . . Don't you write to anyone, anything that will hurt Richard E. Seill, you know the law makes him accountable for any breach of trust if he is Post Master, don't let any body know that he harboured you, or informed you what was agoing on, or any one else keep everything to yourself, for if Barrett or Tresdell should find out that any one helpt you or done any act that they could get an advantage of they would probably take it, so be very careful when you write to any one."

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        Galerie complète des tableaux des peintres les plus célèbres : Raphaël. - Oeuvres complètes de Raphaël Sanzio

      First Edition. Illustrated book of 355 engraved plates reproducing the works of Raphael. spine imaged with gaps, tears and marginal gaps on the boards, some small interior foxing. Rare together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie Paris 1863 24,5x32,5cm 3 volumes brochés

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        Während der Dauer der Michaelis Messe auf dem Roßplatz hat Unterzeichneter die Ehre mit seinen sehr gut dressirten wilden Thieren täglich mehrere Vorstellungen zu geben, ein einer eigens elegant decorirten Arena. Sämmtliche wilde Thiere sind gut dressirt und abgerichtet von einem Kinde von 4 Jahren. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Boese.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1863. Plakat auf grünem Papier. Oben mit Holzschnitt (13 x 23,5 cm), das Kind inmitten wilder Tiere darstellend. Blattgr.: 65 x 44 cm. Das angeführte Programm ist durchaus bemerkenswert, wenn auch mit dem heutigen Jugendschutzgesetz nicht vereinbar: Erste Abtheilung: Eine dressirte Riesenschlange. - Ein Paar Nielschweine. Zweite Abtheilung: Das Kind wird sich mit einer schwarzgestreiften Hyäne, welche den geehrten Herrschaften gewiß als das bösartigste, gefräßigste und rachsüchtigste Raubtier bekannt sein wird, zeigen, und die schwierigsten Productionen ausführen. Erstens wird sich dieselbe auf das Kommando des Kindes zu dessen Füßen legen und dasselbe sich oben darauf setzen, dann wird sie auf Verlangen dem Kinde einen Kuß geben und zuletzt das Fleisch aus dem Munde desselben nehmen. - Die Hyäne hört auf den Namen Cäsar. Dritte Abtheilung: Producirt sich das Kind mit einem russischen Rohr-Wolf, welcher sich sehr schwierig zähmen läßt, und wohl selten ein Wolf gezähmt und abgerichtet gesehen wurde. Das Kind kann mit dem Thiere machen, was es will. Es giebt dem Kinde auf Kommando einen Kuß und nimmt das Fleisch mit einer solchen Bescheidenheit aus der Hand, wie das zahmste Hausthier. Vierte Abtheilung: Ein ausgebildetes Rhinoceros oder Maskenschwein, welches mit der schwarzgestreiften Hyäne und dem russischen Rohrwolf in einem Centralkäfig lebt. Zum Schluß: Die berühmte Somnambüle. - Obere Ecke des Blattes mit einigen kleinen Löchlein, sonst tadelloses Exemplar. Bücher de

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        Vierseitiger eigenhändiger Brief, dat. Skt. Moritz 25.7.1904. Lieber Herr Architekt! Pardon den Bleistift den(?) ich schreibe in aller Eile.

       18 x 11(22) cm. Interessanter Brief, betreffend Einkäufe bei Antiquaren, bzw. Antiquitätenhändlern in Zürich, Luzern, Bern ect. Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria von Österreich-Este (18. Dezember 1863 in Graz - 28. Juni 1914 in Sarajevo) war österreichischer Erzherzog und seit 1896 Thronfolger von Österreich-Ungarn. Seine Ermordung war der Auslöser des 1.Weltkrieges. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Franz Ferdinand Österreich Este Thronfolger Artstetten Erzherzog

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        La réligieuse. Texte intégral publié avec une préface et des notes par M. Maurice Tourneux et illustré de compositions originales à l'eau-forte par M. Martin van Maele. En-têtes et ornements gravés sur bois par M. Eugène Dété. Mit zehn handkolorierten...

      ...Radierungen von Martin van Maele mit als Extrasuite beigegebenen je zwei Zuständen in schwarz-weiß zwei Holzstichvignetten von Eugène Dété zu Textbeginn und -ende, jeweils mit separat beigegebenem Zustand. - (Ein fast neuwertiges Exemplar in einem hervorragenden Meistereinband.) Späterer handgefertigter Meistereinband (242 x 168 x 61 mm) aus nußbraunem Maroquin auf Holz, der glatte, leicht gerundete Rücken mit blindgeprägtem Titel in Versalien, oben kleiner und waagrecht der Verfassername zu den Deckeln hin mit einer blindgeprägten Linie abgesetzt. Die Deckel mit dreimal zwei senkrechten, parallel verlaufenden blindgeprägten Linien, dazwischen sanft nach innen gewölbte breite Rinnen. Stehkantenverzierung aus gold- und blindgeprägten Linien, Innenkantenverzierung ebenfalls aus gold- und blindgeprägten Linien. Spiegel und doppelte Vorsätze aus mattrotgrundigem Marmorpapier. Originalumschläge vorn und hinten beigebunden. Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten unbeschnitten handgestochene zweifarbige, mittelsymmetrische Kapitale. Signiert auf zweitem fliegenden Vorsatz vorn oben "Effer". Originaler, angepaßter Schuber mit Lederkanten, bezogen mit wolkigem Marmorpapier (249 x 171 x 71 mm). Nr. 20 von zwanzig in der Presse numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (A) auf "Papier Impérial du Japon" mit allen zehn Originalradierung in drei Zuständen, von denen jeweils der erste von Hand koloriert ist Vorzugsausgabe (B, 30 Exx.) auf Japan enthält nur je zwei Zustände, die Normalausgabe einen Gesamtauflage: 250 Exemplare.Martin van Maële (i.e. Maurice François Alfred Martin, 12. Oktober 1863 - 5. September 1926), ein vor allem für sein erotisches Werk bekannter französischer Zeichner und Illustrator, arbeitete in Brüssel und Paris. - Edition originale. Reliure plein maroquin brun, dos lisse orné du titre à la verticale en dorure à froid, les plats avec deux creux ondulés, limités par dorure à froid, tranche supérieure dorée, les autres tranches non rogné, première et deuxième gardes de papier marbré, couverture conservée. Reliure signé Effer. Un des vingt exemplaires sur Papier Impérial du Japon avec les eaux-fortes en trois états. Exemplaire en parfait état. - Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustationen. Monod 3793. / Effer (Binder). Vorzugsausgabe auf "Papier Impérial du Japon" - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Fine Autograph copy of his poem 'Excelsior' (Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882, American Poet)

      1863 - signed in full and dated, the poem was originally composed in 1841 so this must have been written out for someone, 1 side oblong 8vo., The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Opuscules de Gabriel Peignot extraits de divers journaux, revues, recueils littéraires, etc...

      Original collective edition printed 200 copies on laid, with one draw 2 colored paper. Bound in red morocco half Russian, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and with traces of rubbing, volume number golden headdresses rubbed a tiny worm on a working joint, flat cardboard embossed corners bumped, guards and contreplats paper the tank, contemporary binding. Our copy is enriched 6 autograph letters of the author, connected in-fine, two booksellers Besançon whom he intends to sell copies from the library, then buy additional copies at these booksellers. The letter of response of a bookseller connected with others on joint. Illustrated book of portrait etching by E. Hédouin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! J. Techener Paris 1863 14x23,5cm relié

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        Die Aphorismen des Hippokrates nebst den Glossen eines Homöopathen.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Otto Purfürst, 1863. - Erstausgabe. - Bönninghausen (1785-1864) „war Schüler von Samuel Hahnemann und gehört zu den Wegbereitern dieser jungen medizinischen Richtung. In zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen legte er seine Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus seiner umfangreichen Praxis nieder, die er in Darup und Münster unterhielt. Unter seinen Patienten war auch die Dichterin Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, ebenso die französische Kaiserin Eugénie" (Wikipedia). - Das vorliegende Spätwerk Bönninghausens bietet tiefe Einblicke in dessen enormes Wissen und medizinisches Verständnis und ist gewissermaßen als Kondensat seiner homöopathischen Erfahrung anzusehen. Der Autor bezieht Stellung zu den einzelnen Lehrsätzen des Hippokrates und kommentiert sie aus homöopathischer Sicht. Das Werk enthält darüber hinaus zahlreiche praktische Informationen für die homöopathische Therapie bestimmter Erkrankungen und bietet auch wichtige Ergänzungen zu Bönninghausens Repertorien. - Vortitelbl. mit späterem kl. Nummernschild u. (wie auch der Titel) gestempelt. Ecken tlw. m. Knickspuren. Durchg. etw. gebräunt. - Sehr selten. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Gr.-8°. XXIV, 640 S., Mod. Ppbd. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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'appareil circulatoire

      Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1863, in 8°, de VIII-568 pp., ill. de 235 figures in t. dont celle du Sphygmographe de Marey, demi-chagrin vert époque, coiffes lég. frottées, envoi de l'auteur à son ami l'important cardiologue Pierre Charles Edouard Potain pionnier de la mesure de la tension artérielle, ayant amélioré le tensiomètre de Samuel S. Carl von Basch, "à mon ami Potain, souvenirs, Marey" Edition originale. Étienne Jules Marey (1830-1904) fut un grand physiologiste, son nom reste attaché, en médecine, à certaines lois qui régissent l'excitabilité du myocarde, comme la loi de l'inexcitabilité périodique du coeur. Ses recherches sur la circulation du sang sont fondamentales. Il a appliqué la technique de l'enregistrement graphique pour l'étude de l'hydraulique de l'appareil circulatoire, du rythme cardiaque, de la respiration, et de la contraction musculaire. Il en a ainsi analysé les variables physiques, l'élasticité, la résistance, et la tonicité et a ainsi jeté les bases de toute la recherche ultérieure qui a abouti à la technique de transplantation cardiaque. ¶ DSB IX p.101 "Marey applied the technique of graphical recording to the study of the mechanics and hydraulics of the circulatory system, the heart beat, respiration, and muscle contraction in general. He analyzed the circulatory and muscular systems in terms of the physical variables, elasticity, resistance, and tonicity. With the graphical trace he established the relationship of heart rate and blood pressure, thus supplementing previous studies of the value of blood pressure in a vessel with traces of its waveform" - Waller, n° 6248 - Heirs of Hippocrates, n° 1047 "Marey ... was a pioneer of the study of blood pressure and the creator of the modern sphygmograph..." - Lefanu Lilly Libr. 221 "Includes the first graphic records of the pulse. "

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        Oeuvres complètes de Molière. Nouvelle édition très-soigneusement revue sur les textes originaux avec un travail de critique et d'érudition, aperçus d'histoire littéraire, biographie, examen de chaque pièce, commentaire, bibliographie, etc. par M. Louis Moland. Tome premier [-septièmem)

      Garnier, 1863. Sette voll. in-8° (cm. 23,5 x 14,9), pp. CCLXVIII-274 con 1 ritr. dell'A. alla maniera scura protetto da velina in antip. e 2 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina + pp. LIV-516 con 3 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina + pp. 572 con 2 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina + pp. 584 con 4 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina + pp. 568 con 2 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina + pp. 568 con 2 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina + pp. 552 con 2 tavv. b/n f.t. incise su acciaio da Delannoy su dis. di Staal e protette da velina. Leg. post. mz. marocchino marrone con tit. e numero di tomo impressi in oro entro cornice filettata impressa in oro entro scomparti al ds., fleurons impressi in oro entro doppia cornice filettata con angolari impressa in oro entro scomparti al ds., piatti in percallina marrone, camicia trasparente in acetato, sguardie in carta lucida marmorizzata, taglio sup. oro, segnapagina in seta tricolore, bross. orig. non conservate, impresa edit. incisa in nero in antip., cofanetto in cartone rigido muto in carta marmorizzata. Smagliante esemplare con minime tracce di fioriture e sporadiche annotazioni in lapis blu ad alcuni voll. Il vol. 6 è accompagnato da due tavv. sciolte di formato cm. 13,3 x 7,6 estemporanee a questa edizione e che illustrano Les amans magnifiques e Le bourgeois gentil-homme con incisione su rame di Fessard su dis. di Boucher. Edizione coeva a quella pubblicata in 9 volumi da Plon. Six volumes, tous avec 1 portrait en noir de l'A. sous vélin au frontispice et des planches en numéro variable gravées sur acier par Delannoy d'après dessein de Staal. Reliure successive en demi-maroquin avec titre doré et numéro du volume gravés en or aux entre-nerfs au dos, fleurons en or gravés dans double encadrement gravée en or aux entre-nerfs au dos, plats en bougran, chemise transparente en acétate, feuilles de garde en papier marbré, doré sur la tranche de tête, signet en soie à trois couleurs, couvertures originales non conservées, marque d'imprimeur noire au frontispice, étui en cartonnage en papier marbré. Très bel exemplaire avec de feuilles rousselées, et de manchettes en crayon bleu dans quelqu'un des volumes. Le volume 6 a deux planches détachées (cm. 13,3 x 7,6) qui n'appartiennent pas à cette édition, et qui illustrent « Les amans magnifiques » et « Le bourgeois gentilhomme » avec des gravures en cuivre par Fessard d'après un dessein de Boucher. Édition de l'époque de celle de Plon en 9 volumes. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        Quadri iconografici di botanica proposti ad uso delle scuole.

      G. B. Paravia e Comp, 1863. In folio, p. 40, br. orig. e 60 tav. cromolitografiche non rilegate.

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        L'Art Naval à l'Exposition Universelle de Londres de 1862. Etat actuel de la Marine. Atlas [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-folio (46 x 28 cm.) reliure demi-toile, Arthus Bertrand Editeur, Paris, s.d. [circa 1863 ], 1 f. et XX planches Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Etat satisfaisant (atlas seul, accrocs à un mors, plats lég. frottés, bon état intérieur). Français

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        Quadri iconografici di botanica proposti ad uso delle scuole.

      G. B. Paravia e Comp., Torino e Milano 1863 - In folio, p. 40, br. orig. e 60 tav. cromolitografiche non rilegate.

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      Paris, Michel Lévy, 1863. 1863, 1863, in-4, 474 p, [1] de table, demi-chagrin marron avec coins, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, Édition originale. Exemplaire ayant appartenu à Félicien Champsaur (1858-1934) journaliste et écrivain prolifique. Il est connu pour son roman clownesque intitulé Lulu (1900). Exemplaire augmenté, avec annotations : - 14 feuillets en papier d'Arches, la plupart présentant des articles ou illustrations de presse découpés puis contrecollés, sur Gustave Flaubert, son oeuvre Salammbô et son adaptation en opéra par Ernest Reyer en 1890 (une héliogravure d'après une photographie de Rose Caron) - 4 feuillets d'une notice sur le buste de Gustave Flaubert tiré du Mercure de France (mai 1891) - l'appendice extraite de l'édition définitive de Salammbô éditée dans la Bibliothèque Charpentier Présente un ex libris aux initiales C.R, non identifié. Bon état malgré un léger manque sur la coiffe

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        Official Reports of Battles, Embracing the Defence of Vicksburg, by Major General Earl Van Dorn, and the Attack Upon Baton Rouge, by Major General Breckinridge

      Richmond: Smith, Bailey & Co., Printers, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [1], 170pp., [2]. Recently rebound in half Moroccan leather. Marbled paper covered boards with green leather spine and joints. 5 raised bands, gilt lettered title and date stamped on spine. New front and rear end sheets. Original front and rear blank end papers present. This copy is an ex-library with an old ink stamp from the "Mercantile Library, Philadelphia" on the blank verso of the title page and on page 170. Light edge chips to pages 1-4. Light damp-stains in text. Parrish & Willingham 2350.

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        Des maladies héreditaires

      Paris, J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1863. 1863, 1863, in-8, In-8 de 138 pp, broché, Très rare première édition de la thèse présentée par le docteur Luys au concours pour l'agrégation (section médecine et médecine légale). Dans cet ouvrage, Luys, présente une analyse exacte de la définition de "maladies héréditaires", une classification pour bien les distinguer et des solutions thérapeutiques. Quelques faits de pathologie comparée viendront enfin compléter la plupart des notions fournies par cet étude. Bon état

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        Die allgemeine chirurgische Pathologie und Therapie in fünfzig Vorlesungen. Ein Handbuch für Studierende und Aerzte

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1863. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xx, 712 pp. 77 woodcut-engravings in text. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (corners bumped), inner front hinge broken but firm, minor browning to text. ----Garrison-Morton 5608; Heirs of Hippocrates 1952; Norman 235. - FIRST EDITION. "Billroth, the founder of the Vienna School of Surgery, may also be called the founder of abdominal surgery" (Norman). Two operations for cancer of the stomach were named Billroth I and II, after his work. He was one of the first to introduce the discipline of antisepsis into the Continental operating room. This important work was translated into 10 languages. --Erste Ausgabe von Billroths bahnbrechendem Werk, das ihm den Ruf eines der besten Chirurgen seiner Epoche einbrachte. Das Werk erlebte zahlreiche Auflagen und wurde in zehn Fremdsprachen übersetzt. Very Good.

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        L'Histoire Romaine à Rome (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] L'Empire Romain à Rome (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] L'Histoire Romaine à Rome. Copie manuscrite des articles insérés dans la Revue des Deux Mondes de 1855 à 1857

      7 vol. in-8 reliure uniforme demi-chagrin vert foncé, dos à 4 nerfs, Histoire romaine : Deuxième Edition, Michel Lévy Frères, Paris, 1863, avec deux grandes cartes dépliantes - L'Empire romain : 1867 - L'Histoire romaine : copie manuscrite de 765 pp. Remarquable exemplaire intégrant une superbe copie manuscrite, rédigée d'une fine écriture très précise rappelant étonnamment celle de Jean-Jacques Ampère, recueillant le contenu de l'intégralité de la série d'articles relatifs à l'Histoire Romaine, publiés à la Revue des Deux Mondes. Français

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        Map of New York and Vicinity.

      New York. M. Dripps. 1863. Pocket map, handcolored engraving on sheet 26 x 19 1/2 inches folding into gilt-lettered decorative embossed cloth-covered board folder 5 x 3 1/2 inches. A few very short separations at fold intersections, overall very crisp, bright and clean. A scarce early edition of this beautiful map of New York City.

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        WATER BABIES; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

      London Macmillan and Company 1863 - First edition, without the L'Envoi leaf as is almost always encountered as the author had it removed from all but the first 200 or so copies. With two full page plates by J. Noel Paton and with a number of small illustrations used throughout as opening initials. 8vo, in a very fine and very handsome Bayntun of Bath binding of full navy crushed morocco, the covers decorated with handsome all-over geometric gilt framework tooling, the spine with gilt tooled raised bands separating compartments with matching geometric gilt decorations, two compartments gilt lettered, wide gilt decorated turn-ins and marbled endpapers, a.e.g., The publisher's original green cloth preserved and bound in the rear, the upper piece with central gilt Water Baby vignette, the spine piece gilt lettered. Also retained is the original half-title. Now all in preserved in a blue cloth slipcase with chemise. 350 pp. A very beautiful and very handsome copy, the text wonderfully bright and clean for this title, the fine binding pristine and perfect. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN A WONDERFUL BINDING BY BAYNTUN OF BATH. Kingsley's WATER BABIES was extremely popular and remained a mainstay of English children's literature for many decades. Kingsley wrote the work as part satire in support for Darwin's 'Origin of Species', which Kingsley had been one of the earliest public figures to praise. Within the tale Kingsley alludes to debates among biologists of its day, satirizing and at various times referring to Sir Roderick Murchison, Professor Richard Owen, Professor Thomas Henry Huxley, and of course, "Mr. Darwin" They, and the science of the period become explicitly part of the story. The story is also thematically concerned with Christian redemption, and Kingsley also used the book to argue that England treated its poor badly, and to question child labour. Unfortunate common prejudices of its day, particularly in reference to Americans, Jews, blacks, Catholics and the Irish, have led to the story's fall from popularity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Examen du rôle attribué au gaz oxygène atmosphérique dans la destruction des matières et végétales aprés la mort.

      [Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863]. Extremely rare separately-paginated offprint of the ne plus ultra of Pasteur's work on spontaneous generation, and his proof that putrefaction was, like fermentation, caused by living organisms; this paper directly influenced Joseph Lister's research on antisepsis (see below). Pasteur himself regarded the experiments described in this work as the most decisive (Rostand, p. 183), writing at the end of the paper that they struck the final blow against the doctrine of spontaneous generation ("Il sera superflu sans doute de faire remarquer que les expériences dont je viens d'entretenir l'Académie au sujet du sang et de l'urine portent un dernier coup à la doctrine des générations spontanées, aussi bien qu'à la théorie moderne des ferments"). Pasteur's opponents had objected that in the experiments described in Pasteur's earlier paper 'Mémoire sur les Corpuscules organisées qui existent dans l'Atmosphere' (1861), the heating of the fermentable materials may have destroyed the 'vegetative forces' needed to create new life. In the present work, Pasteur therefore collected blood and urine directly from the veins and bladders of healthy cattle. These mediums did not require heating to be sterilized and, as in his previous experiments, micro-organisms appeared only on exposure to atmospheric air. "Many scientists of the vitalist persuasion, including Liebig, believed that putrefaction was due to a spontaneous breakdown of animal tissues once the chemical forces of affinity were no longer held in check by a vital force. It was also widely believed - and seemingly supported by observation - that infusoria and other organisms associated with decay were spontaneously generated in dead tissues. In this way, Pasteur was drawn into the acrimonious debate about the spontaneous generation of life. "Careful experiments conducted by Pasteur showed that 'combustion' of organic substances does not occur in the absence of micro-organisms. In a prize-winning essay of 1861 ['Mémoire sur les Corpuscules organisées...'], he described a variety of experiments that showed airborne micro-organisms to be responsible for the putrefaction of organic solutions. The most definitive of these was the demonstration that a boiled sugar solution in a swan-necked flask left open to the air did not undergo putrefaction, apparently because the airborne organisms became trapped in the bend of the neck. It could still be argued, however, that boiling organic solutions destroyed their ability to undergo spontaneous decomposition. Pasteur managed to disprove this by showing in 1863 [in the present paper] that urine and blood, drawn sterile from the body but otherwise untreated, did not take up any significant amount of oxygen over a [forty-day] period. Only if micro-organisms were present would fermentation or putrefaction occur, and only in this case would oxygen uptake occur" (Hunter, pp. 85-6). "Pasteur extended to the phenomena of putrefaction the central conclusions of his work on fermentation. Like fermentation, he insisted, putrefaction can be traced to the vital activity of living ferments. Indeed, except for the action of microorganisms, the constituents of dead plants and animals could be considered "relatively indestructible." To express the matter in more poetic terms, "life takes part in the work of death in all its phases," for the decomposition associated with death depends on the development and multiplication of microorganisms. Moreover, death is as essential to the cycle of life as life is to the phenomena of death. For it is only as a consequence of death and putrefaction that carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen become available as nutrients to support the life of other organisms. Thus, in an eternal cycle, life stems from death and death from life" (DSB). Beginning in 1864, Joseph Lister's medical innovations and surgical practice were directly indebted to Louis Pasteur's research on fermentation and putrefaction. "In 1864, while Lister was in Glasgow, a chemistry professor and colleague, Dr. Thomas Anderson, drew his attention to the latest work of Pasteur, specifically to "On the organized bodies which exist in the atmosphere" (1861) and to "Investigation into the role attributable to atmospheric gas" (1863) [the offered work]. The advice might have been serendipitous in that Lister began to read Pasteur's papers at a time when he was struggling to control post-surgical infections... "From 1864 on, Lister had been investigating whether Pasteur's work on micro-organisms could be applied successfully to the management of wound infections through the use of antiseptics. To this end, he began experimenting with chemical compounds in the hospital, while replicating Pasteur's bacteriological experiments not only to verify his findings, but also to gain a clearer understanding of the kinds of organisms endangering surgical patients. Lister had come to realize that the study of bacteria and the practice of surgery were interdependent sciences. "Lister composed a series of interdisciplinary papers exploring the relation of bacteria and surgery. In "On a New Method of Treating Compound Fracture, Abscess, Etc." (1867), he tried to determine how atmosphere related to the decomposition of organic substances. Pasteur's research and Lister's everyday practice strongly suggested that microbes, rather than gas, constituted the "essential cause" of putrescence: Turning now to the question how the atmosphere produces decomposition of organic substances, we find that a flood of light has been thrown upon this most important subject by the philosophical researches of M. Pasteur, who has demonstrated by thoroughly convincing evidence that it is not to its oxygen or to any of its gaseous constituents that the air owes this property, but to minute particles suspended in it, which are the germs of various low forms of life, long since revealed by the microscope, and regarded as merely accidental concomitants of putrescence, but now shown by Pasteur to be its essential cause, resolving the complex organic compounds into substances of simpler chemical constitution, just as the yeast plant converts sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. [Collected Papers, vol. 2, p. 2]... "In other 1867 papers, we see that Lister was acutely aware of how much he owed to Pasteur's research of 1857-1863. "On The Antiseptic Principle in the Practice of Surgery" (9 August 1867), for one, emphasizes the theoretical importance of Pasteur's research to medicine: But when it had been shown by the researches of Pasteur that the septic property of the atmosphere depended, not on the oxygen or any gaseous constituent, but on minute organisms suspended in it, which owed their energy to their vitality, it occurred to me that decomposition in the injured part might be avoided without excluding the air, by applying as a dressing some material capable of destroying the life of the floating particle. ["Antiseptic Principle," Collected Papers, vol. 2, p. 37]" ( OCLC lists just one copy of this offprint (University of Colorado). Garrison-Morton 2477; Graeme K. Hunter, Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life (2000); Jean Rostand, Le courrier d'un biologist (1970). Offprint from Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, tome LVI, séance du 20 avril 1863 (journal pagination 734-40). [Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863]. 4to, pp. 7, [1]. Original green printed wrappers, uncut, very fine. Preserved in a blue cloth case with red lettering-piece along spine.

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        Düsseldorf, Stiftskirche.

      Aquarell. 29 x 22 cm. Alfred Charles Conrade, geb. in London 1863, war dort sowie in manchster als Architektur-Maler tätig. Auf einer Europareise entstanden zahlreiche Aquarelle.Blick auf einen freien Platz, die Kirche und zwei Alte Häuser, rechts eine Personengruppe. Schönes fein abgestimmtes Aquarell in frischer Erhaltung. Unten links Signiert und dat. Mit einem Stempel von Sotheby 7.4.1965.

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        Histoire littéraire de la France. Quatorzième siècle. Discours sur l'Etat des Lettres en France au quatorzième siècle par Victor Le Clerc - Discours sur l'Etat des Beaux-Arts au même siècle par Ernest Renan [ Exemplaire de Jules Michelet - Livre décicacé par Victor Le Clerc ]

      1 vol. grand in-4 carré reliure d'éppque demi-chagrin maroquiné noir, dos à 5 nerfs, Chez Firmin Didot Frères, Paris, 1863, 1 f. blanc, LV-781 pp. et 1 f. blanc Rare exemplaire de l'introuvable édition de 1863, enrichi d'un envoi de Victor Le Clerc à Michelet. Exemplaire à toutes marges, d'une provenance hautement prestigieuse (rel. lég. frottée, coins frottés). Français

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