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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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        Die Grundlagen der Socialwissenschaft. Deutsch mit Autorisation des Verfassers unter Mitwirkung von H. Huberwald, herausgegeben von Carl Adler. Mit einem Vorwort von Max Wirth.

      München, E.A. Fleischmann's Buchhandlung 1863 - 1863-64. Drei Bände in 8vo; LVI, 619; XXIV, 639; XXIV, 689 Seiten; zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit Buntpapierbezug und verstärkten Ecken, gering berieben und bestossen, Rücken mit etwas Vergoldung und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Bandnummern, marmorierter Schnitt, Innenseite Vorderdeckel mit Exlibris, erste und letzte Blätter stockfleckig, sonst nur vereinzelte Stockflecken, sauber und frisch, gute Exemplare. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Careys Hauptwerk. Die Originalausgabe erschien 1858-59 unter dem Titel Principles of Social Science. Carey (1793-1879) weitet in dem Werk seine ökonomische Vision einer harmonischen Ordnung auf die Gesellschaft aus. Seine Ansichten hatten einen großen Einfluss auf die amerikanische Wirtschaftspolitik im 19. Jahrhundert. Mit den führenden klassischen Nationalökonomen A. Smith, D.Ricardo, Malthus und J.St. Mill setzte er sich sehr kritisch auseinander und entwickelte ein System der politischen Ökonomie, das später von Frédéric Bastiat weitergeführt wurde. Sauer 5/1968: 1650 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One Year's Soldiering, Embracing the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh and the Capture of Two Hundred Officers and Men of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, and their Confinement Six Months and a Half in Rebel Prisons

      Lancaster: E H Thomas, Printer, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair+/None. Scarce first edition of this Civil War history. Light brown cloth boards, blindstamped covers with gilt titling on sunned spine, 18mo. Corners bent in, with upper corners rubbed. Owner's name and date penned on ffep, and penciled again on second fep. Ffep toned from a NY newspaper article, (dated Jan 2, 1937), laid in containing a poem, 'The Captains, 1861-1865,' written or contributed by A. C. Nielsen, (the radio engineer?). Periodic foxing throughout. Pages unmarked except for light pencil notation, one word on pg 21 and a number on pg 32, correcting the text according to the publisher's errata on the page after 219. BOOK INFO: Covering the battles and enlistment of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, of which Kiner was Chaplain, this book was first published while the war was still on. It details the soldiers' capture and detention, elucidating conditions at Camp Oglethorpe in Macon, GA, and their treatment by their Rebel captors. '..I think my fellow countrymen cannot be disinterested in the great cost of human suffering by which our liberties are now maintained...I have felt it to be my duty...to lay before the public the treatment and sufferings of our two thousand Union soldiers while in Rebel hands as prisoners of war.'-from the Introduction.

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        85 Tafeln Mode, Kostüme, Kleider und Damenbekleidung

      Beilage zur Victoria: 48 kolorierte, lithographierte Tafeln. 1863-1864. Beigebunden: 37 kolorierte lithographische Tafeln aus der Theaterzeitung Nr.34-71. (Wien ca.1865). Zu haben in Wien im Comptoir der Theaterzeitung Stadt. Mozarthof. Lith.: Wixelgärtner. Druck von Joh. Feyertag. Halbleinenband der Zeit (etwas berieben), Tafeln vereinzelt leicht fleckig/etwas gebräunt, ein gutes Exemplar Schöne Folgen zur Mode (Damen, Kinder und Herren) und Kostüme der Mitte des 19.Jahrhunderts.

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        My Miscellanies.

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

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        A Practical Treatise on the Diseases and Infirmities of Advanced Life

      London, John Churchill, 1863. Hard Cover. xvi, 718 p.; 23 cm. "Daniel Maclachlan, medical superintendent at the Royal Hospital Chelsea," wrote an early book on gerontology and geriatrics. "Placed for the last twenty-three years in an admirable position for studying the diseases and infirmities of the old." Bound in original publisher's cloth; some chipping to spine with loss of outer surface; very good. Stock#OB569.

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        Salammbô.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères 1863 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE comprenant les fautes : "effraya" page 5 et "les Scissites" page 251. Paris, Lévy 1863 - 474 pages. (Contrôlé) Reliure demi chagrin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Très bon état. Format in-8°(22x15). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Coagulation of the Blood

      Taylor and Francis, London 1863 - The Croonian Lecture delivered before the Royal Society of London, 11th June 1863. Octavo, 31 pp., bound in modern gray cloth, with green leather lettering piece on front panel. PRESENTATION COPY, "With the author's kind regards" inscribed on the title page, and possibly is secretarial. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Society 12 (1863). "Lister exploded the theory that blood coagulation is due to ammonia and showed that, in the blood vessels, it depends upon their injury. He further showed that by carrying out the strictest precautions he could keep blood free from putrefaction indefinitely, thus supporting his theory that bacteria were the cause of wound suppuration." (Garrison-Morton 871, journal issue). Norman 1365. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'art de la guerre et des sciences militaires

      de 16 et (2) pages Paris, Lainé et Havard, 1863, in-8, de 16 et (2) pages, exemplaire broché, Unique édition. Le gouvernement français ayant demandé à l'Académie de se prononcer sur l'élargissement du nombre des membres de la section de géographie et de navigation de l'Académie ; celle-ci statua en faveur d'un passage de 5 membres à 6 et proposa, de surcroit, "d'ajouter au titre de cette section l'expression de sciences militaires". Le texte de Becquerel appuie cette addition en faisant l'éloge de généraux et chefs militaires passés, jusqu'à Carnot, de la tactique, de l'ingénierie et de la technologie. Bon exemplaire, non coupé.

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        Collodion sec Exposé de tous les procédés connus Manipulations- Formules

      IV,148 pp.. Paris,Leiber, libraire éditeur, 1863, in-12, IV,148 pp., demi toile noire, Cachet annulé de la faculté catholique de Paris. Modeste reliure sinon rare.

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        C.

      Index fungorum Britannicorum. A Complete List of Fungi Found in the British Islands to the Present Date. Arranged so as to be applicable either as a check-list or for herbarium labels. London, Robert Hardwicke, (1863). 8vo. (2),+ 58 pp. Dampstain in the corner from p. 52. Publisher's worn cloth covered cardboard boards. Title label (from the front board) loose. Inscribed and signed by the author to "Illustris Elias Fries M.D. facile princeps mycologiae". With the owner's stamp of Th. M. Fries and the bookplate of Nils Fries. A four page prospect for th "Journal of Botany, British and Foreign" is inserted at the end of the book. Volbracht 401. Stafleu 1196. Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825-1914) was an English botanist and mycologist. He founded the Society of Amateur Botanists and was curator of the mycological collections att the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where his herbarium is now kept. Very fine association copy, with dedication to Elias Fries!.

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        A History of British Birds by The Rev. F. O. Morris

      London: Groombridge & Sons 1863-67. 6 vols. complete. Purple quarter leather; 5 raised bands, gilt decoration and gilt title to red insert. Marbled boards and text block edges. Entirely well bound. Very minor foxing to prelims only. Beautifully illustrated with 358 coloured wood engravings by Benjamin Fawcett. A handsome set in Very Good order with occasional minor abrasions.

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        Report on the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn

      U.S. Govt. Printing Office, Washington, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. ROSECRANS, WILLIAM S. Report on the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. Octavo, first edition, pp. 577, 2 folding maps attached inside lower board, brown cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering and decoration on spine and both panels (eagle-shield vignette on both panels, Senate logo on spine), sketch, charts. Laid in is a former owner's index on five typewritten pages. See Dornbusch V.3, 3002. Condition of this book: Boards sunned at spine, rubbed at corners, with small losses at spine ends. Penciled note on title page, maps have tape repairs at torn seams. Overall very good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51727. .

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        Le guide du comptable, ou nouveaux éléments de comptabilité commerciale, méthode synthétique, brève et facile, contenant l'exposition des divers systèmes connus; des exercices théoriques et des exercices éminemment pratiques, les termes en usage dans le commerce, etc. précédés de la Méthode anglaise à partie simple, Brevetée d'invention et approuvé par les Banques d'Angleterre et de Bristol. Par E. T. Jones, de Bristol.

      Paris: for the author, and M. E. Lacroix, 1863. - Octavo (276 x 173 mm), pp. iii-xxvii, [1], 120. Disbound, part of the original printed front wrapper preserved. Sewn as issued, but missing the half-title, the lower wrapper, and part of the front wrapper. Stitching broken in places and printed spine largely defective, but the bookblock still intact. A good copy. Numerous tables and examples in the text. First edition, rare. Bochet prefaces his work with a summary of Edward Jones's work of 1796 on single entry book-keeping. ICAEW, p. 170; Reymondin, Bibliographie méthodique des ouvrages en langue française parus de 1543 1908, sur la science des comptes, p. 36. Not in Herwood. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal de voyage de Siout a El-Obeid

      202, (2) pages et une carte Paris, Arthus-Bertrand, 1863, in-8, 202, (2) pages et une carte, demi chagrin marron, couverture ocre imprimée en noir, exemplaire non coupé, Édition originale. L'ouvrage est un compte-rendu de la première partie du voyage que le docteur Charles Cuny effectua du 22 Novembre 1857 au 5 avril 1858 pour aller au Darfour. Il décrit le parcours allant de Siout jusqu'à El-Obéid au Soudan et présente des éléments de géographie d'anthropologie, d'ethnographie etc. ainsi que des "détails précieux pour servir de guide et de règle de conduite au voyageur." Ex libris manuscrit "Louis Carette", vrai nom de Félicien Marceau. Rousseurs.

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        A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England, Containing an Account of their Classical History, Uses, Characters, Development, Structure, Nutritious Properties, Modes of Cooking and Preserving, etc

      London, Lovell Reeve & Co., Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1863. 152 pp., 12 planches London, Lovell Reeve & Co, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1863, in-8, 152 pp, 12 planches lithographiées en couleur, 16 pp. de catalogue de l'éditeur, percaline verte de l'éditeur, décor de champignons dorés sur le plat supérieur, Illustré de 12 planches lithographiées en couleurs. Provient de l'institut catholique de Paris (cachet annulé ) Agréable exemplaire, bon état. Myko Libri, n° 42 [2]. Nissen n°58

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        Études pratiques sur les maladies nerveuses et mentales, accompagnées de tableaux statistiques; suivies du rapport à M. le sénateur préfet de la Seine, sur les aliénés traités dans les asiles de Bicêtre et de la Salpêtrière

      XII, 253 pp., [12] ff. de Paris, Bailliere, 1863, in-8, XII, 253 pp, [12] ff. de catalogue éditeur, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, non coupé, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cette étude sur les maladies nerveuses donnée par Girard de Cailleux, et dédiée au préfet le Baron Haussman. Enrichie de plusieurs tableaux statistiques dont un dépliant. Le fameux aliéniste Girard de Cailleux (1814-1884) fut médecin en chef directeur de l'asile d'aliénés d'Auxerre, asile qui servit de modèle aux constructions parisiennes qui suivirent. Il fut également un collaborateur assidu des Annales médico-psychologiques. Girard de Cailleux considérait l'asile comme un moyen de traitement et non comme un abri pour incurables. En cela, il étudia de près l'organisation des asiles et publia de nombreux rapports sur le sujet. Il reforma l'organisation des asiles par-là même. A travers cet ouvrage, l'auteur s'appuie sur les observations faites en qualité de médecin en chef pendant vingt ans afin de proposer des moyens de supprimer ou atténuer les maladies mentales et nerveuses. Bon exemplaire, dos muet . Cachet ex-libris du docteur Carrier. (SEMELAIGNE, II, pp. 20 et suiv.)

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        Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - First edition. 8vo. xxxi, (i), 658 pp. Contemporary tan half calf, over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label and gilt decoration tot he other compartments, endpapers and all edges marbled. Frontispiece and 25 plates plus 2 maps, one of which is folding. Repair to the head of spine and joints, slight wear to the corners, a very good copy overall.

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        GETTYSBURG BATTLE-FIELD New York

      Stand ten feet from with binoculars and see what General Lee saw! 1863, GETTYSBURG BATTLE-FIELD, published by Jno. B. Bachelder, printed by Endicott & Co., Litho., New York, Heliotype Printing Company. A Birdseye View of the Positions of the Confederate & Union Armies on July 1, 2 & 3, 1863, as Commanded by General G G Meade and General Robert E Lee, Little Round Top, the Devil's Den, etc. Representative of 25 square miles of territory that includes Federal Confederate Signal Station and Corps Badges. Incredible amount of detail, troop positions with commanding officers, topo info, amazing. Image is 20" high x 32" wide (51 x 81 cm). Exquisite original walnut frame is 33 x 45 inches overall and in excellent original condition, frame done by the S N Colesworthy, Portland Maine, 69 Exchange Street, with the original tag still secure. Well cared for walnut frame has a superb patina, gilt decorated, original wood plank backing is untouched and undisturbed. Birdseye map has sun fading shadow lines as shown, could be easily conserved. Original old glass. A very rare Civil War find, Battlefield Map is guaranteed genuine and authentic. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions

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        War-date Autographed Letter Signed

      Culpeper, C.H., 1863. unbound. 1 page, 9.5 x 8 inches, Culpeper, C.H. (Confederate Headquarters), September 4, 1863, signed "W.C. Wickham" to his wife Lucy, in full: "When I arrived here last night I found General Stuart just setting out on an expedition, and he desired me to remain until his return. I cannot tell therefore exactly when I will be down. Stuart would not let me go with him. My love to all." Accompanied by the original envelope written in Wickham's hand, addressed to "Mrs. Lucy P. Wickham, Hanover C.H., Virginia" with a 10-cent Jefferson Davis CSA stamp with applicable postmark. Both items are in very good(+) condition. Confederate Cavalry General who fought in the Virginia campaigns during the American Civil War. On May 11, 1864, he fought at the Battle of Yellow Tavern. Major General J.E.B. Stuart was mortally wounded during this engagement, with his final order being: "Order Wickham to dismount his brigade and attack.

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        Die Süsswasserfische von Mitteleuropa

      VIII, 430 pp., 1 bl., 2 pl. Leipzig, Wilhem Engelmann, 1863, in-8, VIII, 430 pp, 1 bl, 2 pl. h.t, demi-toile brune, dos lisse, pièce de titre, couvertures conservées, Première édition de cet ouvrage de référence sur les poissons d'eau douce d'Europe centrale, écrit par Carl von Siebold (1804-1885) anatomiste et zoologiste, qui reste un des plus grands noms de la biologie allemande de son époque. L'illustration se compose de 64 gravures sur bois dans le texte, et de 2 lithographies en couleur en fin d'ouvrage : les coloris sont d'une belle fraîcheur. Rousseurs.

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        On the Coagulation of the Blood

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1863. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. The Croonian Lecture delivered before the Royal Society of London, 11th June 1863. Octavo, 31 pp., bound in modern gray cloth, with green leather lettering piece on front panel. PRESENTATION COPY, "With the author's kind regards" inscribed on the title page, and possibly is secretarial. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Society 12 (1863). "Lister exploded the theory that blood coagulation is due to ammonia and showed that, in the blood vessels, it depends upon their injury. He further showed that by carrying out the strictest precautions he could keep blood free from putrefaction indefinitely, thus supporting his theory that bacteria were the cause of wound suppuration." (Garrison-Morton 871, journal issue). Norman 1365.

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        Karte des Weser-Stroms in XXI Sectionen aus den Strombau-Karten der Uferstaaten zusammengetragen im Jahre 1861 durch J. J. Vorlaender, Königl(ich) Preuß(ischer) Steuerrath. Maßstab 1:20000,

      Berlin, Lithographische Anstalt von W. Loeillot 1863. 23 farbige lithographische Tafeln, 88,5 x 69,5 cm, blaue Halbleinenmappe. Die erste Tafel gibt einen Überblick über die 21 Wesersektionen: Münden, Bodenfelde, Carlshafen, Höxter, Polle, Bodenwerder, Hameln, Rinteln, Vlotho, Minden, Stolzenau, Nienburg, Drackenburg, Hoya, Intschede, Thedinghausen, Bremen, Vegesack, Brake (2 Tafeln), Rodenkichen, Bremerhafen. Alle Lithographien gezeichnet von Huxoll. / Tafel der Vlothoer Sektion etwas fleckig. Tafel der Carlshafener und Bremer Sektion stärker fleckig. Erste Tafel der Braker Sektion etwas fleckig, unterer Rand mit kleinen Einrissen (3, 15, 20 & 20 mm), mit kleiner Fehlstelle im unteren Rand (6 x 18 mm); Zweite Tafel der Braker Sektion mit zwei kleinen Einrissen oben (20 mm). Tafel der Rodenkirchener Sektion mit 2 kleinen Einrissen (10, 12 mm). Tafel der Bremerhafener Sektion fleckig und mit 6 Randeinrissen (7, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 32 mm). Sonst guter Zustand. / Nicht bei Bonacker. Sehr selten. Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        Erläuterungen zur Schlag- und Blutader-Lehre des Menschen. Oder Comparative Morphologie des Menschen und der menschenähnlichen Thiere, Sechster Theil.

      Breslau, Verlag Ferdinand Hirt 1863; (EA); ca 54x40 (!) cm; XXXII, 114 Seiten plus 57 lith. und teils kolorierte Tafeln; Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Deckeltitel (Einband gering berieben und leicht bestoßen, winziger Stempel auf Titelblatt, die Tafeln ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; insgesamt schönes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Anatomie; Medizin

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        Reise der K. Preussischen Gesandtschaft nach Persien 1860 und 1861. 2 Bände

      Hinrichs 1863 - - Henze I, 378. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Brugsch reiste als Sekretär der preussischen Gesandschaft mit und gab besonderes für das Gebiet Teheran - Hamadan "interessante Aufschlüsse" und " sehr viel Neues und belehrendes über die kulturellen Verhältnisse" zu Bericht (Henze). Die Karte nach Aufzeichnungen Brugsch ist entgegen älterer Darstellungen deutlich verbessert und von H. Kiepert entworfen - Gewicht in Gramm: 1785 Hinrichs, Leipig, 1862/1863. XIV, 418 S. u. X, 1 Bl., 514 S. mit lithografischem Portraitfrontispiz, 7 colorierte Tafeln, 5 Holzstichtafeln, 1 grenzcolorierte lithografische Karte und zahlreichen Textholzstichen, Halbleinen der Zeit, (1 Einbanddeckel mit Zeitungsrest etwas verklebt / Rücken wasserfleckig / etwas stockfleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Aid-De-Camp; A Romance of the War

      Richmond: W. A. J. Smith. Printed by MacFarlane & Fergusson, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 113pp., [2]pp advertisements. Recent blue cloth binding with leather title label pasted on spine. New end sheets front and rear. Former institution copy with "Peabody Library" oval blind stamp on title page. "Withdrawn Jan 8 1957" stamp verso of title page. Title page has an old repair on left margin and edge chips on right margins. First 9 pages have light foredge chips. Stitching removed exposing the small pinholes in the gutter. Page 113 has an old tape repair. Light toning to contents. Bookplate of Gordon W. Jones, M. D. Falmouth Virginia on front paste down. Parrish & Willingham 6420; Wright 1604; in Harwell Confederate One-Hundred.

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