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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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        Salammbô

      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]" (victorianweb.org/science/health/depaolo.html). 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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        Salammbô

      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

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        The Water Babies a Fairy Tale for a Land=Baby

      

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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]

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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.

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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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        Yedo and Peking. A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China. With Notices of the Natural Productions, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Trade of those Countries, and other things met with by the way.

      London: 1863. Octavo, folding map, folding frontispiece and illustrations; contemporary half blue calf. Robert Fortune (1813-1880) was sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. He spent four years abroad and experienced many adventures including pirate attack and shipwreck, and entered the city of Loo-chow, then closed to Europeans, in Chinese disguise. He was responsible for the introduction to England of the cumquat, the double yellow rose, many varieties of tree peonies, azaleas and chrysanthemums. He visited China again in 1847 to collect tea plants on behalf of the East India Company, successfully introducing tea into the northwest provinces in India.Fortune was a prolific writer, not only on his botanical work but also about his fascinating travels to exotic eastern locations. This, his last work, was completed after his retirement and describes his commission to travel to China and Japan on behalf of the United States government to collect tea shrubs and other plants. Very good copy in handsome binding.

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

      Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie. 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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        Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes em 1601...

      Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863. Quarto, 24 pp., with a map integral to the text, original printed wrappers; a pleasing partially uncut copy. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's belief in the secret Portuguese mapping of various parts of the Australian coast as revealed in the Dieppe maps. The author, Richard Major, enjoyed privileged access to rare manuscript and cartographic materials as an employee of the British Museum and secretary of the Hakluyt Society. He had a fluent command of Spanish which allowed him to study and interpret first-hand archaic and difficult material beyond the grasp of his contemporaries. The theory was, unsurprisingly, popular with the Portuguese. In 1861 Major was honoured by Pedro V of Portugal and made a knight of the Tower and the Sword.Although many of Major's beliefs are now not widely held (and his interpretation of the Dieppe maps has been vigorously challenged), his publications reinvigorated interest in the early voyages and stimulated debate upon in the maritime discovery of Australia before Cook.This is one of two Lisbon printings of the same year, (the other being published by Melchiades and Company, see Ferguson 12201). Original printed wrappers a little chipped.

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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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        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]" (victorianweb.org/science/health/depaolo.html). 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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        Curiosities of Savage Life.

      London: S.O. Beeton, 1863. Octavo, with a chromolithograph frontispiece and one other plate, woodcuts throughout, 8-pp. advertisements bound in at rear; good in the original highly-gilt pictorial cloth, some flecking. First edition of this extraordinary compendium, illustrated by Harden S. Melville, artist on the Fly expedition in the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Australia in 1841. The work includes Melville's own description of the local tribesman Neinmal, who was taken on board the Fly at Port Essington, as well as his depiction of "Surf Swimming off the coast of Hawaii".References to Australia and the Pacific are found throughout, including descriptions of 'the ceremony of "Kebarrah" among the Bushmen of Australia', 'Australian Kuri dance' and other corroborees, 'a Port Essington swell', or 'the affecting narrative of Jacky-Jacky' (the story of the only survivor of the Kennedy expedition).Most of the book derives from serious works by authors such as George Angas and Thomas Mitchell, although Greenwood cannot resist making his own asides. Indeed, it quickly becomes apparent that the author sees little reason to differentiate between any of the people he is describing, preferring the remarkably silly conceit of following one archetypal 'Savage' from cradle to death.This is an example of the scarce "First Series" referred to by Ferguson only in passing in his note to a "Second Series" (10073c) and apparently known to him only from the Dixson Library copy. Some flecking.

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        The Illustrated London News. 1863 - (07 - 12). July to December. ONE VOLUME.

      London. Illustrated London News. 1863. BOUND VOLUME. A half-year (July-December) plus issues from May through June DATES: May 23, 1863 (no May 30) - December 26, 1863 of The Illustrated London News (October 31 issue is ABSENT, NOT BOUND IN). Black and white illustrations, tipped in black and white centerfold illustrations, 549-708pp and 1-668pp, 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards (hardbound). BOARDS DETACHED, cover extremities rubbed with leather loss to lower right corner, spine loose with chips and tears. Dampstaining to lower edge of endpapers, but not affecting interior pages at all; text block is tight and in good condition with scattered light foxing throughout. FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of The War In America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: Planters' Residence on the Cumbee River, South Carolina 552; Scene at Fort Moultrie During the Bombardment of Charleston (front page 605); Repairing Damages in the Casements of Fort Sumter (649); Full Page Map of the Seat of War in Virginia (689); Siege of Vicksburg with large map (27-28); Draft Resistance (Riots) in New York City and Lynching of a Negro and Burning of the Coloured Orphan Asylum (125, 129, 132, 168); Reoccupation of Jackson, MS (128); Map Illustrating Lee's Advance into Pennsylvania (156); Vicksburg Refugees (218); Assault on Fort Wagner (301); Macon, Georgia (341); Scenes on Board the Confederate Warship Alabama (361); Confederate Sharpshooters on the Tennessee River (557); Shelling of Charleston (561); Fort Sumter (564); the Battle of Chicamauga (661); View of Chattanooga and Federal Positions (664). Considerable coverage of the opening of new railroads across Great Britain and elsewhere. 632, 113, 288-289, 325; 388; 456; 493; 653 and numerous others, for example: Opening of the Buxton and Matlock Railway (632). Discovery of the Source of the Nile: Captains Speke and Grant (5, 8, 9, 17; 20-21-22). Japanese Material includes: Views of Yokohama (double page 260-261); Sketches in Japan (253, 256, 304, 364, 408) and more; Map of Simonoseki Bay, Japan (375). FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: International Dog Show Winners: Harrison Weir (553); Epsom Downs on a Derby Morning (558); International Dog Show Islington Prize Winners: Harrison Weir (625); International Horse Races at Longchamps (640); Sketches of Herat (645); Memorial of the Great Exhibition and its Founder the Late Prince Consort (696); Scene from the New Opera of Faust (4); Iron-Clad Steam Frigate Royal Oak (33); The Quays of Paris (double 148, 149); View of Plymouth (240); The Royal Palace at Athens (537); Prize Birds at the Birmingham Poultry Show: Harrison Weir (601); Henry VII's Christmas Revels at Greenwich: Double Page by John Gilbert (628-629); Lily's Ball by J. A. Fitzgerald (632). ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: Landing Pier and Landing Stairs vicinity Waterloo Bridge (636-7); Sketches of Herat (645); State Visit to the City: View of the Guildhall (double page 668-9); Inauguration of the Cavour Canal, Italy (688); the War in Mexico (692); Design for the National Memorial to the Prince Consort (double-page 48-49); Views in Melbourne, Australia (61, 112); The National Rifle Association Prize Meeting (77); Balloon Reconnaissance at the Royal Review (101); Prize Animals at the Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society; Bush Life in Queensland (144, 145); The Herring Fishery (197); Travelling in Madagascar (233); Tour of the Lieutenant-Governor through Punjab and Cashmere (240); A Fishing Excursion in New Brunswick (249); The Telegraph to India (280-281); Modes of Travelling in India (284); Construction of Blackfriars Bridge (328); Sketches in Australia, Emu Hunt and Kangaroo Hunt, Bee-Hunters, Snake Hunters (348-349, 352-353); Nadar's Giant Balloon at Paris holding 13 Persons (377, 584); Sydney and Port Jackson NSW (380); Road-Making on the Murree Hills, India (401); The Dwellings of the Poor in Bethnal-Green (424); Views in New Zealand (472, 473, 476, 477); Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Fields (504-505); Lady Daly, and Australian River Steamer (573); Prize Cattle, Pigs and Sheep at Smithfield Club Show: Harrison Weir (640-641).

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        Le capitaine Fracasse

      First edition, rare and sought-after (Clouzot), especially in a contemporary bindingStrictly contemporary half brown shagreen, spine in five compartments heightened with gilt fillets and double gilt compartmentsA fine copy in particularly desirable condition. Charpentier Paris 1863 12x18cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Review of the Labours of Several Explorers of Australia, by Mr. Thomas Foster, ten years resident in Victoria; also the Narrative of Mr. John King, sole survivor of the Burke and Wills Expedition.

      Melbourne & Sydney: Clarson, Shallard and Co. 1863. Octavo pamphlet, original titling wrappers featuring a wood-engraving of Burke's grave at Cooper's Creek to rear cover, the Mackaness copy in recent blue cloth. A lovely copy, in the original illustrated wrappers, of a scarce and elusive celebration of milestones in the exploration of the centre of the Australian continent.Australian Rare Books records the scarcity of this pamphlet, noting that 'Although Forster's 16-page pamphlet glances at the work of earlier explorers it is principally of interest for its connection with the Burke and Wills Expedition. It was issued in yellow paper wrappers with the title repeated on the upper wrapper and - of particular note - a wood engraving depicting Burke's grave on Cooper's Creek on the lower wrapper verso.'For a slim booklet of 16 pages, the author's aim is undeniably ambitious: 'I propose, therefore, to trace the progress of Australian discovery from its first small beginnings... to follow the white man from his small village on Port Jackson to his rich settlement along the borders of the great Interior itself.' Some of the sweeping narrative is concerned with the great desert expedition under Eyre, followed in greater detail by the tragedy of Burke and Wills. To appease widespread public curiosity at the fate of the expedition, Foster included the narrative of John King, the sole surviving member of the party, and includes the engraving of Burke's grave at Cooper's Creek based on the sketch by sketch by Alfred William Howitt.Although quite well represented in Australian libraries, this is undeniably a rare work. A copy was sold in 1985 (noted by Wantrup) and another was in the Davidson collection. Wrappers faded. Very good condition.

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        Salammbô

      Michel Lévy. Original edition on the current paper.Binding half fir sorrow, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a guard, contemporary binding.Some light spots without gravity.Rare autograph signed by the author (Louis) de Carné, journalist and historian whose Flaubert had several books referenced in the inventory of his library.The interest was Flaubert's work Carné was not always benevolent. Critical notes of One finds in his articles in the records of Bouvard and Pecuchet.Moreover, Salammbo the publication coincides with the controversial election of Louis de Carné at the French Academy, described as clerical state coup by a section of public opinion. It was indeed the result of the revolt organized by Bishop Dupanloup against the other candidate, Emile Littre, author of a materialistic definition of the man who unleashed the fury of religious parties and Orleanists. Flaubert evokes the scandal of this election in a letter to the Goncourt May 6, 1863: "Do you have enough vituperated Sainte-Beuve and yelled at the Academy about the Carné nomination? »Although it probably slightly above this election, this shipment from Flaubert to Carne is a curious tribute to a writer once accused of "offending public morals and religion" in a future representative of the religious power within the prestigious Academy.Precious copy with autograph sending and pleasantly established contemporary binding. Michel Lévy Paris 1863 15x23cm relié

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        Lengthy autograph manuscript headed "Les Bagnes", regarding convicts and prisons.

      circa, 1863. Six sheets of neatly written autograph manuscript on light blue paper, headed "Les Bagnes", each sheet measuring 276 x 215 mm., preserved in a neat modern slipcase. An important and revealing manuscript essay on prisons and convict transportation by the author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. The essay almost certainly dates from the period when Dumas was the editor of the pro-Garibaldi newspaper L'Indipendente in Italy, as can be divined from several of the internal references he makes, notably a reference to "La Pruny", presumably his mis-spelling of the settlement of Prony in New Caledonia. The first French prisoners sent to New Caledonia arrived in May 1864 on board L'Iphigénie at Port-de-France, and Dumas has apparently taken the smaller settlement of Prony to represent the entire prison system.The discussion of the prisons of Europe and the proper role of government marks this out as a significant contribution to our understanding of the political thought of the great novelist, the more so as it includes his notes on the earlier English example of transportation to Australia, with Dumas writing approvingly of the practice in Botany Bay and, rather confusingly, Port Phillip.Alexandre Dumas's life was more colourful than that of some of his swashbuckling fictional heroes. His father was a General and war hero of Haitian and noble descent. Born Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie he was reputed to have kept over 40 mistresses and fathered a number of illegitimate children. He started his career as a notary to the Duc d'Orléans, later King Louis Philippe. However, in the 1850s he fell out of favour with Napoleon III, and he left Paris for Belgium (an action that was part political exile, part escape from creditors). He spent time in Russia where his novels were widely read and Dumas himself was a celebrity (French being the language of the aristocracy). His political leanings led him to settle in Naples where he was a friend and confidant of Garibaldi, and together the two men founded the paper L'Indipendente in October 1860; it is for that politically-minded journal that the present article was probably written though, we have not succeeded in tracing its publication.Dumas wrote prolifically and had an astonishing output of essays and articles. In this six page essay, he turns his humanitarian scrutiny on Les Bagnes and the practice, re-instituted in the Second Empire, of transporting prisoners to penal colonies. In 1854 legislation had been passed that formally established the South American territory of French Guiana as a destination for common-law criminals convicted of felonies (expanded in 1864 to include the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, amid reports of high death tolls from malaria and yellow fever). This law specified that convicts sentenced to hard labor no longer be sent to the port cities of Brest, Rochefort, and Toulon - where they had worked in the dockyards since the decommission of the government's Mediterranean galley fleet - but instead serve their sentences in French Guiana as prisoners and ultimately forced colonists. French Guiana was indeed a savage fate for French prisoners, not least because of the infamous "Devil's Island", the locale of the later novel Papillon.It is fair to say that Dumas was not enthusiastic about the practice, preferring to suggest that the "philosopher" should take the longer view, and work not only for improvement but rehabilitation. Much in the style of earlier prison reformers of the Enlightenment, Dumas starts with a brief overview of the conditions in European prisons, particularly those of Southern Italy, where some 35,000 were banged up ("it seems impossible" - cela nous semble impossible - he exclaims). His critique focusses on the need for education rather than mere slave labour, and he states that the proper concern of Parliament should be for the welfare of the prisoner until rehabilitation, allowing Dumas a rather grand opportunity to reflect on how the "sinner who repents is preferable to God to the man who never sins." Indeed, this tract reveals Dumas's real-life concern with the themes of emancipation, freedom and mercy which are vividly explored in his works.This leads Dumas to claim that only in England had the question of the rehabilitation of convicts been resolved by the practice of transportation to colonies like 'Botany Bay', 'Port Jackson' and (mistakenly) 'à Melbourne, à Port Philippe.' In the Australian colonies, he writes rather romantically, not only is there the punishment of exile, but also the opportunity to work and become rehabilitated through education. Dumas's tract closes with the cry that the only way to 'loosen the chains of bondage' will be to win liberty for all humankind. Sheets a little frayed at the margin and one sheet strengthened at the foot.

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        Panorama of the City of Mexico - From Photographs by Edouard Charnay

      London: Illustrated London News, Jan. 17, 1863. Double folio sheet (16 x 21.5 in / 40.5 x 53.3 cm), consisting of two oblong panels which have been joined and measure 61/2 x 38 in (16.5 x 96.5 cm), forming a panorama of the city. Printed on newsprint, the reverse side containing unrelated article. Engraving, made from a photographic panorama of the city made by the French archaeologist / photographer who was soon to publish his important and pioneering work on Mayan ruins that he had discovered and photographed. This copy has been especially well hand-colored -- see photo. Fine condition.

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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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        Portraitfotografie (Halbfigur stehend) von Emil Otto Hoppé. Kammer am Attersee 23.7.1910.

      22,8 x 16,1 (Bild). Mit eigenhändiger Widmung des 'Dervish of Windsor Castle' an Vilmos (d.i. Wilhelm) Kestranek (1863-1925) "Meinem alten Freunde Vilmos Kestranek in Erinnerung seines mir lieben Besuches in Kammer am Attersee ...". Die Aufnahme auf dem Untersatzkarton signiert "E.O. Hoppé". Der bedeutende Fotograf (1878-1972) aus München, lebte seit 1900 in London (später wohnte an seiner Adresse 7 Cromwell Place Francis Bacon). Vámbéry, Sprachforscher, Reisender und Zionist (er hat 1901 die Begegnung Theodor Herzls mit Sultan Abdulhamed II. vermittelt), war Agent in britischen Diensten und hatte Bram Stoker zur Abfassung seines Dracula inspiriert.

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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, Milano 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.Âsono rilegatiÂin 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,Âgli altriÂdorsi in pelle sono di coloreÂverde). 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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