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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]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Matern]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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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        Série : [ Exceptionnel recueil suivi de 13 volumes de circulaires des Supérieurs de la Société de Marie de 1834 à 1971, présentant sur plus de 130 années les orientations spirituelles et tous les développements de l'Oeuvre marianiste dans le monde : Europe, Etats-Unis, Japon... ] Circulaires du Père Chaminade (extrait) - Circulaires du Père Caillet (1846-1868) - Du Père Chevaux 1868-1875 - Du Père Demangeon Vicaire Général (1875-1876) - Du Père Simler (1876 - 1904) - Du Père Hiss (1905 - 1922) - Du Père Sorret (1923 - 1933) - Du Père Kieffer (1934-1940) - Du Frère Jung Vicaire Général (1940 - 1946) - Du Père Juergens (1946-1956) - Du Père Hoffer (1956-1971)

      1863. 13 vol. (avec anciennes cotes de bibliothèques et parfois d'anciens cachets) ainsi composés : 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile mauve (Circulaires du Père Chaminade (extrait) et Circulaires du Père Caillet jusqu'en 1863, Gauthier Frères, Lons-Le-Saunier, 1863) ; 1 vol. in-4 relié demi-percaline verte, (Circulaires du Père Caillet jusqu'en 1868 et 3 premières circulaires du Père Chevaux, avec divers tableaux très complets du personnel des établissement en 1860) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire, (Circulaires du Père Chevaux 1868-1875 - du Père Demangeon Vicaire Général (1875-1876) et premières circulaires du Père Simler (1876 - 1879) ; 2 vol. in-8 dont 1 vol. relié demi-basane noire et 1 vol. relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Simler 1876-1904 sauf 2 circulaires) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaire du Père Hiss (1905 - 1922)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Sorret (1923 - 1933)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline bleue (Circulaires du Père Kieffer (1934-1940)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline bleue (Circulaires du Frère Jung Vicaire Général (1940 - 1946)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Juergens (1946-1956)) ; 3 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline verte (Circulaires du Père Hoffer (1956-1971)) Cet ensemble remarquable présente les développements de la Société de Marie dans le monde entier. Ainsi, pour les Etats-Unis, on suit les développements des établissements de "Nazareth" à Dayton (Ohio), fondée en 1849, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Sanduski, Pittsburg, San Antonio (Texas) (depuis 1852), la fondation à Hawaï (Iles Sandwich) en 1883 ; on peut y suivre tous les développements de l'Oeuvre marianiste, dont leurs missions en Chine et au Japon, avec la longue (76 pages) et passionnante circulaire n° 47 du Père Simler (consacré à la "Fondation à Tôkyô" du 19 mai 1888 ; le père Simler y relate tout le détail de son voyage de fondation et de son installation au Japon, avec ses jugements sur la société japonaise et son système éducatif). On trouve d'autres circulaires du plus haut intérêt telle la fondation de la mission à Hawaï (1883, circulaire n° 28 du Père Simler) et l'importante "Notice historique" du même retraçant l'origine des missions les plus anciennes. Entre 1900 et 1945, les circulaires se recentrent plus sur l'organisation générale de la Société de Marie (les développements sur les missions étant plus spécifiquement traités dans la revue "l'Apôtre de Marie"), puis après la guerre, elles évoquent à nouveau plus précisément les développements missionnaires. On lira par exemple avec grand profit la circulaire n°6 du Père Juergens (1948) relative à sa visite au Japon, 2 ans après la fin des hostilités, avec le compte-rendu de sa visite à l'Empereur, une présentation de l'état physique et moral du Japon et le détail des visites à Tokyo (Gyosei Chu Gakko et Akebono Gaku), Nagasaki (Kaisei Chu-Gakko), Urakami (Nagasaki), Osaka (Meisei Chu-Gakko), Fukuoka (Taisei Chu-Gakko), Sapporo (Kosei Chu-Gakko)n Gora (Park Hotel), Jindai Mura (Shudoin), Kioyose Mura (Kiyoto Gakunen), ou encore la circulaire n° 23 de 1953, du Père Juergens, relatant sa visite aux missions d'Amérique : Honolulu, Waikuku, San Francisco, Alameda, Gardena, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, Victoria et Sommerset (Texas), Kirkwood, Glencoe, Clayton, Saint Louis, Belleville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Galesville, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fairborn, Covington et Hamilton dans l'Ohio, Pittsburgh et Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie), Marcy, Beacon Brooklyn, Mineola et Tockaway Park (New York), Baltimore et Washington, San Juan et Ponce (Puerto Rico), S. Boniface et S. Anselme et Levis au Québec, Lima, Callao, Chaclayo et Chupaca au Pérou, etc., ou encore la circulaire n° 25, de 1963, du Père Hoffer relative à sa visite des missions en Afrique : Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Nigéria, Congo, etc... Français

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        Il Giro del mondo. Giornale di viaggi, geografia e costumi diretto dai signori Edoardo Charton ed Emilio Treves e illustrato dai piu' celebri artisti. Vol. I (-XII)

      Treves, 1863. 12 voll. in 4 (cm 22 x 31), pp. 532; 526; 436; 416; 412; 415 + (1b); 411 + (1b); 415 + (1b); 411 + (1b); 416; 416; 432. I primi 8 voll. sono rilegati in mezza pelle con piatti in tela (il colore della tela di alcune copertine e' sbiadito, la pelle del dorso di uno dei tomi e' marrone, gli altri dorsi in pelle sono di colore verde). Gli ultimi 4 voll. della seconda serie sono in mezza tela con angoli. Danni riparati al dorso del IV volume. Sporadiche fioriture alle pagine. Nel complesso opera in buono stato di conservazione. Moltissime illustrazioni xilografate nel testo. Serie di 12 volumi che vanno dal 1863 al 1869. Erano previste due uscite all'anno. Il primo volume reca la data di stampa 1864-64; segue il secondo del 1864 e poi due volumi per anno fino al 1869. Gli ultimi 4 volumi (anni 1868 e 1869) fanno parte della seconda serie. La rivista fu stampata fino al 1880. ITA

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        L'Illustration Horticole, Journal spécial des Serres et des Jardins , choix raisonné des plantes les plus intéressantes sous le rapport ornemental, comprenant leur histoire compléte. Leur description comparée, leur figure et leur culture; / rédigé par Ch. Lemaire et publié par Ambroise Verschaffelt - Dixiéme volume

      Gand: Imprimerie et Lithographie de F. et E. Gyselynck, 1863.-(12), 96p.; 40 estampas; 26cm.-ETrata-se do décimo volume (Último da primeira série) desta notável publicação de botânica, dedicada ás espécies ornamentais. Para além do interesse científico e informativo do texto, é particularmente apreciada pelas magníficas estampas litográficas a cores, muitas com pormenores aguarelados a mão, todas de bonito efeito estético. Este exemplar está completo com as 40 estampas que lhe competem. Algumas são duplas.Meia-encadernação de pele. Este volume tem por engano o anterrosto e o rosto do décimo primeiro volume.

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        Voyage au golfe de Californie.Paris, Arthus Bertrand, [1864]. 8vo. With folding map of Sonora by Malte-Brun, hand-coloured in outline. Modern half calf.

      - Barrett 555; Howell, California II, 390; Hill 348; Monaghan 461; Sabin 14925. First edition. The author collected the material for this narrative during his business ventures in the New World. Sailing in the privately owned Félicie between the Mexican ports Guaymas, Acapulco, Mazatlan and Veracruz he visited Valparaiso, Chile, the La Paz-Loreto area and the Bay of California. The account is rich in detail about the products, geography, and geology of Sonora. The map was drawn by Victor Adolph Malte-Brun, an acclaimed French cartographer and geographer, and apparently also published in the journal Nouvelles annales des voyages (May, 1863). Some slight foxing. Fine, untrimmed copy.

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        Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords, on the Present State of Discipline in Gaols and Houses of Correction... [bound with six other parliamentary papers].

      London: by Order of Parliament, July, 1863. Quarto, with six short contemporary notices related to convict management bound before the primary report of xxx, 512 pp.; a fine copy in modern green cloth. An influential report prepared by members of the House of Lords highly critical of the lenient treatment of prisoners sent to Western Australia.On 27 November 1852 the last convict ship sailed for Van Diemen's Land, and so ended transportation to the east coast of Australia proper. Even the 700 prisoners held in the hellish penal colony at Norfolk Island had all finally been removed from the inhumane conditions under which they suffered by May 1856.The only colony willing to take convicts at this stage was Western Australia. An economic depression, combined with acute shortage of labour, made the prospect of transportation an appealing one and legislation of 1849 made Western Australia a place to which convicts could be sent. Small numbers of men, well selected for assignment labour in colonial conditions, produced good results for the colony. It appeared that the mistakes and abuses experienced on the east coast were largely avoided. In total only 9,635 male prisoners were sent to Western Australia over a period of 18 years.This report, prepared by a select committee of the House of Lords, attacks the supposedly lenient treatment of prisoners both in Britain and Western Australia. Alan Shaw writes 'It had come to accept the view that a more severe, deterrent punishment was needed, and that transportation was no good for this'. The convict assignment system in Australia failed to inspire horror in potential criminals, subsequently the Lords committee wanted it disbanded and replaced with 'a massive machine for the promotion of misery' (Shaw p.359-360). This report marks an important point in nineteenth-century criminal law, where notions of reform and rehabilitation tested in previous decades were quickly replaced with an inflexible science of punishment. Reformation and the infliction of suffering had always co-existed but this report heralded a new era (neatly surmised by Sir James F. Stephen) wherein 'criminal law is mainly a system of licensed revenge'.Interestingly, this report is bound with six related notices printed for parliament. Five concern prisoners and tickets-of-leave in Great Britain and Ireland while the sixth is a printed petition dated 12 February 1863 by a deputation of Australian colonists. It summarises the benefits of transportation to Western Australia, claiming convict labour indispensible to the development of the colony, that escape is 'almost insurmountable' while boasting considerable success in the reformation of felons. Although transportation continued for a few more years ultimately the conservatives won the day and the colonial petitioners were unsuccessful. The last transport sailed for Western Australia in October 1867.

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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia.

      London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co. 1863. Octavo, tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, loose folding endpocket map. First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria.This London edition is generally seen as the 'formal' account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The tinted lithograph plates show in most vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory. This is The F.J Coles copy, with bookplate. A few stains but a good copy, recased in the original cloth.

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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia ... Edited from Mr. Davis's manuscript journal... by William Westgarth...

      London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co. 1863. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; original blind-stamped and gilt-decorated green cloth. First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria.This London edition is generally seen as the "formal" account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The delicate tinted lithograph plates show in vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory. New endpapers but a fine copy.

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      First edition, one of the 25 copies on Holland paper, the only major paper.Binding in full burgundy morocco, spine with four nerves, place and date golden tail, golden wheels on the caps, double nets gilded on the cuts, contreplats open ornate lilac morocco with a gold central cartouche decorated with golden tracery silk moiré guard bordeaux, following warnings of handmade paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt, magnificent in full morocco binding doubled and signed Blanchetière; case lined with burgundy morocco, paper boards in the tank, inside brown felt.A trace of adhesive on the sidelines of a guard, probably due to a glued label bookseller description that has disappeared from our copy.Rare and highly sought by Clouzot.Superb and very rare copy of one of the masterpieces of Gustave Flaubert in perfect morocco binding lined Blanchetière. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1863 16x24cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Water Babies a Fairy Tale for a Land=Baby


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Prairie Traveler, A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. With Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes Between the Mississippi and the Pacific, and a Map.

      Trubner and Co., London 1863 - 12mo, orig. dk brown blind-emb. bds, bright gold title on spine, almost invisibly re-backed with orig. spine laid back on, inconspicuous areas of bubbling under cloth on ft and back bds, else quite bright, clean, tight and unworn; bright yellow eps with attractive neat prev. owner bookplates on ft pastedown and ffep, else internally essentially clean and unmarked; wood-eng. frontis and 12 addnal illus plus fold-out map at rear which is in fine condition; pp.xvi,251,map,24 (ads); no dj, volume protected in clear mylar cover. First UK edition of this classic work on westward travel, this edition edited and with preface and notes by Sir Richard Burton. His notes are based primarily on travel he made in the American West and especially Utah in 1860. A very nice copy with map in excellent condition. This volume apparently a mixed edition with title page and text of the first English edition (Trubner), but with Freethought Publishing Co. listed at base of spine and Freethought ads dated 1882 at rear. Howes M-279, Graff 2677, Rader 2347, Cowan p.414, Sabin 44514. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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        Wanderings in West Africa


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        Ensayo de una biblioteca española de libros raros y curiosos....

      First edition of this important bibliographical reference work: Gallardo's extensive notes on numerous rare and significant Spanish books and manuscripts, many of which were described herein for the first time. The notes were edited and compiled in vols. I and II by Remón Zarco del Valle and J. Sancho Rayon, and in vols. III and IV by Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo. Altogether, this four-volume set offers an impressive mass of detailed information, incorporating valuable literary fragments by and biographies of some of the greatest names in Spanish literature as well as some of the most obscure. Provenance: This copy from the library of author and diplomat Don Juan Valera y Alcalá Galiano; vol. I with a presentation inscription addressed to him on the half-title, with the bookplate of his son Luis Valera on the front pastedown of each volume. The inscription to Valera was => written by one of the work's editors, Remón Zarco del Valle.

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        Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik.

      Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1863. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (216x139 mm). xi, 600 pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, inner hinges cracked but firm; interior slightly foxed, dedication inscription in ink to first flyleaf. ----Garrison-Morton 1562; Horblit 49a; Norman 1044. - First Edition. "This exhaustive study of acoustics ranks as one of the greatest books on the subject and shows that Helmholtz was, besides being a great physicist and physician, an accomplished musician" (Garrison-Morton). Helmholtz's resonance theory of hearing, expounded in this work, remained unchallenged for decades. Helmholtz also explained that differences in timbre result from differences in upper partial tones, which depend in turn on how the fundamental is produced., and he applied this observation to music theory to explain that consonance and dissonance are produced by more or less coincident upper partial tones. "This foundation treatise on audition has been termed the Principia of physiological acoustics" (Grolier/Horblit). Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Kaladlit Okalluktualliait


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        Guide pratique du jardinier paysagiste. Album de 24 plans coloriés sur la composition et l'ornementation des jardins d'agrément à l'usage des amateurs, propriétaires et architectes, accompagnés d'une explication très détaillée. Précédé d'une introduction générale de M. Charles Naudin.

      Paris, Rothschild, 1863. ____ Première édition en français. Illustré par 24 plans de jardins sur double page, lithographiés et tous en couleurs. Elle est précédée d'une introduction par Charles Naudin qui a augmenté le texte qui suit avec des considérations sur les jardins français. Le papier des planches est très légèrement jauni, coins du cartonnage usés. Bel exemplaire dans son joli cartonnage imprimé de couleur orange. Ganay 269. Arpad Plesch 407. ***** 24 double-paged hand-coloured lithographed plates. First French edition, with additions of text by Charles Naudin from the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. In-folio. Collation : (4), IV, (2), 48, (2) pp., 24 plans. Cartonnage imprimé de l'éditeur, dos en percaline brune. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Mes mémoires

      Michel Lévy frères. New edition, probably the first in-12, not reported by Clouzot who considers the first edition in-12 that of 1869 published by the same publisher.Binders half red shagreen, smooth spine lightly thinned adorned with triple nets dorésdeux snags feet of volumes 7 and 8, upper caps for most involving friction or scratched, a black spot at the top of Volume 4 of marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, some corners used, bindings of the time.Rare established set in a uniform contemporary binding.Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1863 11x18cm 10 volumes reliés

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