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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1864. unbound. 1 page on blind-stamped lined paper, 8 x 5 inches, (Washington, D.C.), May 21, 1864, in full: "By sending your petition to your Representative in the House of Reps., or to either of your U.S. Senators, you can have it presented to whichever branch of Congress you prefer." Accompanied by a decorative "House of Representatives" free-franked envelope. The letter has two horizontal folds and an uneven left edge, but is otherwise fine; the envelope has two small stains and is in very good(-) condition. Grant's Vice President, whose career was sunk in the Credit Mobilier scandal, providing a constituent with information.

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      London, Longman Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.SECOND EDITION 1864, (revised and enlarged), 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, folding frontispiece depicting The Vintage, 29 illustrations in the text including 2 full page and a full page map, plus 2 folding tables, pages: xvi, 540 including index, plus 43 page publisher's catalogue dated August 1875, bound in the publisher's blind decorated fine grained red cloth, gilt illustration and lettering on gilt panels on upper cover, lettering on gilt panels on spine with gilt vine leaves and gilt bands at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Spine darkened and with some dark spotting, very slight wear to head and tail of spine, tiny string dent to top and bottom of upper cover, tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, tiny spot on upper cover, small stain on lower cover, a crease across lower corner of title page, not affecting printed area, occasional pale fox spot, 1 margin lightly soiled, otherwise contents clean. A very good tight copy. First published in 1863. General remarks are followed by chapters on Port and the Douro; Lisbon and Lisbon wine; Sherry and Spanish wines; 5 chapters on French wines; Italy, Sicily and Marsala; Greece; Hungary; Crimea; South Africa; America; Australia; a chapter on cellars, decanting and bottling; and a final chapter on gout. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 245, G36130: "Shaw's wit, sense of humor and love of wine pervades every page. Although there is much historical data, of real interest in the book are Shaw's reminiscences and anecdotes of his forty - two years in the wine trade". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Fische in ihren sämmtlichen Hauptformen. Enthaltend 193 Abbildungen.

      K.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei,, Wien, 1864 - Wien, K.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, 1864. 4°. Titelblatt + 79 Tafeln [ca. 24 x 31 cm]. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. Mit allen 79 Tafeln, größtens Teil altkoloriert bzw. silberfarbengehöht. Vgl. Nissen ZBI, 1390a. - Stockfleckig, St. a. T., Ebd. fleckig u. berieben, R. m. hinterlegter Aufplatzung, Gbrsp. - Fitzinger, (1802 - 1884), begann nach dem Abbruch des Medizinstudiums an der Univ. Wien 1816 eine Lehre in der Hofapotheke, wechselte 1817 ins Hofnaturalienkabinett und wurde 1821 Beamter bei den Niederösterreichischen Landständen, 1844 Kustosadjunkt am Hofnaturalienkabinett. Seit 1856 war F. Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. 1862 übernahm er die Leitung eines privaten Zoologischen Gartens in München, 1863-66 des neuerrichteten Pester Zoos. F. war ein Fisch- und Reptilienkenner und erwarb sich Verdienste um die naturhistorischen Sammlungen. Neben zahlreichen zoologischen Abhandlungen veröffentlichte er eine Wissenschaftlich-populäre Naturgeschichte der Säugetiere in ihren sämtlichen Hauptformen (6 Bde., 1855-63). Wobei er anscheinend das Manuskript Hemprichs für die Reptilien und Amphibien verwendete, ohne auf dessen Autorenschaft hinzuweisen (NDB VIII, 514f.). (DBE) Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Small House at Allington

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Two volumes, octavo, with 18 illustrations by Millais; later half dark blue morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons. First book edition of this novel which originally appeared in the Cornhill Magazine for September 1862 and ran until April 1864. With two of the points sometimes noted in volume 1 ("hobbledehoya" p. 33; and p. 70 mispaged "0"). The fifth of the Barsetshire Chronicles, and written at the height of Trollope's popularity, it follows two of his most endearing heroines, Lillian and Bell Dale, in a lively tale of thwarted and unrequited love. The novel continues Trollope's association with John Everett Millais, and shows a distinct evolution from the plates in Orley Farm, in particular the more confident use of contrast, as well as much finer detailing in the faces, best seen in the pre-Raphaelite profile of the heroine in the absurdly titled 'Please Ma'am, can we have the peas to shell?'. With the bookplates of Oliver Brett.

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        De Nederlandsche boomgaard,.

      Beschreven en uitgegeven door het Bestuur der vereeniging tot regeling en verbetering van de vruchtsoorten te Boskoop, met afbeeldingen naar de natuur, Opgedragen aan Z. M. den Koning, van eene voorrede voorzien door Dr. H.C. van Hall, hoogleraard in de faculteit der wis- en natuurkundige wetenschappen, te Groningen.1864Groningen, J.B. Wolters. 1864.2 engr. title prints and 124 chromolithogr. prints.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      London, 1864.. Zus. 11 S., 8°. u. 4°.. "By profession he was an architect, but subsequently devoted himself to journalism in Paris. He was one of the band of laymen who surrounded Frederick Ozanam and who founded with him the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. At Ozanam's suggestion he wrote some letters to The Tablet describing the aims and the work of the new Society. Frederick Lucas, editor of The Tablet, then wrote some articles on the same subject and in January, 1844, the English branch was formed, Wigley, who was by then living in London, becoming one of the original thirteen members. In or about 1860 Wigley took a leading part in forming both in England and in France the Peterspence Association for assisting the Pope. Shortly after, Pius IX bestowed on him the Cross of St. Gregory the Great. He met his death in attending one of the St. Vincent de Paul cases in Rome, a Protestant English sailor. Wigley nursed him, and had him received into the Catholic Church on his death-bed. Then falling ill himself, he went to the hospital of the Brothers of St. John of God, where he died on 20 January 1866" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        L'Universel illustrations contemporaines.

      Paris, Morizot libraire-éditeur, 1862-1864 - 27/37,5 cm., 5 vols. 416PP., 416PP., 414PP., 450PP., 414PP. Percaline violette de l'éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré, premier plat orné d'un médaillon central doré, encadré d'un filet à froid et de motifs estampés en écoinçons, tranches dorées. Bel et rare ensemble des cinq premiers numéros de cette revue hebdomadaire abondament illustrée de gravures par les meilleurs artistes du temps, Gavarni, Bertall, Cham, Gustave Doré, Marcelin, Haffner, Darjou, Sargent, Théron, Gripp, Leloir et bien d'autres ont apporté leur talent pour la réalisation belles gravures souvent à pleine-page, quelques-une en double-page. Créé en Avril 1862 par Félix Morizot, l'Universel se présente comme une tentative de concurrence à l'Illustration avec une orientation internationale, chaque fascicule comprend 16 pages, il est abondamment illustré, le papier employé est de bonne qualité pour l'époque et à plutôt bien vieilli. Malheureusement la publication est éphémère, le dernier numéro verra le jour en 1865 la collection complète se compose donc de 7 volumes. Nos exemplaires sont présentés dans la belle reliure éditeur, l'état est très satisfaisant, pas de rousseurs ni manque, seul le mors recto du T1 est fendu sur 5 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        For New Hamburgh, Wappingers Falls and Marlboro'. Steamer J. L. Hasbrouck

      1864.. Very good overall. Leaves Franklin Street, Pier 35 North River, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 5 p.m. Steamer broadside for the Hudson River steamer John L. Hasbrouck, built in 1864 by Lawrence & Foulks. The Hasbrouck was rated at 16 miles per hour, served as a freight vessel and also towed barges. The Poughkeepsie Transportation Co. acquired the vessel in 1875. She sank in 1876 after striking the Lime Dock Reef, off New Hamburgh, under the command of Capt. James H. Cooper. Printed in black on blue card. 7 x 9 1/2". Two old folds, staple hole at top.

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      1864 - Medidas: 210 x 180 mm. 1 h., escrita por las dos caras. Interesante carta amistosa de Juan Prim dirigida a D. Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla. Buen estado, algo de oxido y dobleces antiguos uno de ellos restaurado por rotura sin afectar al texto. Juan Prim y Prats (Reus, 6 de diciembre de 1814 ? Madrid, 30 de diciembre de 1870),2 conde de Reus, marqués de los Castillejos y vizconde del Bruch, fue un militar y político liberal español del siglo XIX que llegó a ser Presidente del Consejo de Ministros de España. En su vida militar participó en la Primera Guerra Carlista y en la Guerra de África, donde mostró relevantes dotes de mando, valor y temeridad. Tras la Revolución de 1868 se convirtió en uno de los hombres más influyentes en la España del momento, patrocinando la entronización de la Casa de Saboya en la persona de Amadeo I. Murió asesinado poco después. Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla (El Burgo de Osma, 22 de marzo de 1833 - Burgos, 13 de junio de 1895) fue un político español, diputado en Cortes y posteriormente Ministro de Fomento y de Gracia y Justicia durante el gobierno provisional formado tras la Revolución Gloriosa de 1868, y jefe de Gobierno con Amadeo I. Fue Gran Maestre del Gran Oriente de España entre 1870 y 1874. Tras la Restauración borbónica en España fue obligado a exiliarse en febrero de 1875, pasando a defender a partir de entonces la opción republicana y a convertirse en uno de los líderes del republicanismo español, organizando desde el exterior diversas insurrecciones que intentaron poner fin a la monarquía restauracionista, ninguna de las cuales tuvo éxito. En 1895 volvió a España para morir en su patria.

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        On anomalies in zoological and botanical geography

      1864. <p>Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823-1913). On anomalies in zoological and botanical geography. In Natural History Review (1864): 111-123. Whole number. [4], 156, vi, 627-631pp. plus 8 leaves of advertisements. 223 x 146 mm. (uncut and partly unopened). Original printed wrappers, a little worn and chipped, small split in upper spine. Very good copy.</p> <p>First Edition. Up to about 1860 Wallace explained the present similarities between plant and animal species in regions now separated by water (such as Britain and continental Europe) by postulating, along with Edward Forbes and other naturalists, that land extensions between these regions had existed in the recent geological past. By 1863 he had abandoned this position, adopting instead Lyell&#146;s uniformitarian view that the Earth&#146;s topography had not altered substantially over time. This change was based on Wallace&#146;s analysis of the global distribution of species, which convinced him of the theoretical as well as the descriptive validity of the six zoogeographical regions outlined in ornithologist Philip Sclater&#146;s &#147;On the general distribution of the members of the class Aves&#148; (Proceedings of the Linnean Society 2 [1858]). Wallace&#146;s altered position was first made explicit in the present paper, which &#147;treated several cases of apparently anomalous distributional patterns that had been advanced as objections to Wallace&#146;s extension of Sclater&#146;s ornithological regions. Wallace refined his argument that the six regions represented &#145;a true Zoological and Botanical division of the earth&#146;&#148; (Fichman, p. 53). &#147;The conversion of Wallace to a position that made him a forceful opponent of the extensionist tradition and the preeminent defender of the doctrine of the permanence of the continents and oceans was a crucial development in nineteenth-century evolutionary science&#148; (ibid., p. 52). Fichman, An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace (2010).</p>

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Two volume set

      London Robert Hardwicke / The Ray Society 1864. G : in very good condition without dust jackets as issued. Ex lib with stamps of the University of Edinburgh to page blanks. Sporadic light foxing - damp-staining to corners of a couple of plates. Occasional closed tears to page edges. Some pages uncut First Edition Blue cloth spine on grey card boards 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). vi, 384pp; + 29 plates. Twenty-nine hand coloured full page plates of spiders. Volume I published in 1861, volume II in 1864. Issued to the subscribers for the year 1862.

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        Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil, 2 Bände (in jeweils 2 Abtheilungen, gebunden in 3 Bänden).

      Wien, Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864 - 1866.. Original-Broschuren im Format 31 x 24 cm im zugehörigen Schuber. Tafeln überwiegend auf verstärkten (pappigen) Seiten. Geologischer Teil der Berichtsserie über die von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien initiierten Forschungs-Weltreise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara unter dem Kommando des Kommodore Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, der von namhaften wissenschaftlern wie unter anderem dem Geologen Ferdinand von Hochstetter und dem Zoologen Georg von Frauenfeld begleitet wurde. Es handelte sich um die erste Weltumsegelung eines deutschsprachig geführten Schiffes. Ausgiebige geologische Untersuchungen, insbesondere auf der Sankt-Paul-Insel, den Nikobaren und auf Neuseeland schufen wesentliche Grundlagen für die künftige geologische Erforschung dieser Weltregion. Insbesondere die durch Hochstetter vorgenommenen Kartierungen und Lagerstättenuntersuchungen in Neuseeland schufen Voraussetungen für die spätere durch, der bis zum Oktober 1859 in Neuseeland blieb, gaben den Startpunkt für die spätere genauere geologische Erforschung dieses Landes. Die während der Expedition vorgenommenen meereskundlichen Untersuchungen, insbesondere im südlichen Pazifik, erbrachten zukunftsweisende Forschungsergebnisse auf den Gebieten der Ozeanographie und Hydrographie. Neben einer dreibändigen allgemeinen Reisebeschreibung wurden die wissenschaftlich-fachlichen Ergebnisse der Reise in mehreren großformatigen, reich illustrierten Fachbänden präsentiert, die allerdings nur in wenigen Exemplaren erschienen und heute sehr selten sind. Der hier vorliegenden "Geologische Theil" teilt sich in zwei Bände mit jeweils zwei Abteilungen: Erster Band (2 Abteilungen in 2 Bänden): Erste Abtheilung: Geologie von Neu-Seeland. Von Dr. Ferdinand von Hochstetter. XLVI, 274 S. sowie Kartenanhang. Enthalten sind 6 teilweise mehrfach gefaltete geologische Karten in Farbendruck, 4 Lithographien, eine Kupferstich-Tafel, zwei Chromolithographien sowie 66 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen im Text. Zweite Abtheilung: Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland. Redigirt von Dr. Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Dr. Moritz Hörnes und Franz Ritter von Hauer. 318 S. Mit XXVI lithographierten Tafeln (auf Pappe) im Anhang. Zweiter Band (2 Abteilungen in einem Band): Erste Abtheilung: Geologische Betrachtungen. XIV, 162 S Mit 5 teils farbigen, teils ausfaltbaren Tafeln (darunter eine Chromolithographie) und 33 Holzschnitten. Zweite Abtheilung: Paläontologische Mittheilungen. S. 163 - 268. Mit VIII lithographierten Tafeln im Anhang.. Umschlagseiten leicht angestaubt, Rückenpapier partiell etwas berieben bzw. rissig. Schuber etwas geklebt. Seiten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten etwas fleckig). Tafeln und Karten durchweg in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand. Gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen, wertvoll illustrierten Expeditions- und Forschungsberichtes. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Anleitung zum Wasserbau. Nach den vorzüglichsten und neuesten Quellen bearbeitet. 3 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann, 1864-65.. (26 x 20,5 cm). (8) 133 S./ 147 S./ 276 S. Mit 108 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. - Das umfassende Werk für den praktischen Hydrotechniker enthält in Band 1 den Strombau, in Band 2 die Stau-Anlagen, Zisternen, Brunnen, artesische Brunnen und Wasserleitungen sowie in Band 3 die Be- und Entwässerungen, Kanal- und Kammerschleusenbau, Fundierungen und Seebau. - H. von Chiolich-Löwensberg (1825-1907) war Professor für Baukunst in Venedig und später an der Technischen Militärakademie in Hermannstadt. - Vorsätze gestempelt. Vorderer Vorsatz des Tafelbandes im Falz gebrochen. Einbände leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. - Österr. Biogr. Lex. I, 563.

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        North Australia: its physical geography and natural history

      W.C. Cox, Adelaide 1864 - Octavo; the odd spot or two, but a good copy in pebble-grain cloth. First edition of a rare pamphlet that comprises a history of discovery, exploration and settlement of northern Australia. Dedicated to Ferdinand von Mueller, this volume was published with a view to highlighting appropriate areas for settlement. It is also a synopsis of the geology, mineralogy, and botany of the area. Woods, an accurate observer of the physical world, made original contributions to Australian geology, palaeontology, and zoology. He was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of London, president of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, and received the gold medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales. From the James Edge-Partington collection, with his bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        By-Laws of The New Red Lion Association for the Detecting of Thieves and Recovery of Stolen Property [with] New Red Lion Vigilance Association: District List [Broadside]

      West Chester: Republican and Democrat Printer, 1864, and n.d. [ca. 1850-71]. West Chester: Republican and Democrat Printer, 1864, and n.d. [ca. 1850-71]. First edition. Contemporary mottled wrappers. Broadside very good+ with a few folds, some minor marginal foxing and edge wear; by-laws near fine with a small spot to title page. 8vo.; 12" x 9 1/2" broadside. Illustrated letterpress broadside with engraving. Incorporated in 1864, the New Red Lion Association for the Detecting of Thieves and Recovery of Stolen Property was part of a growing wave of vigilance associations formed for the purpose of catching horse thieves, in case through a network established outside of the Philadelphia area covering eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland (see Greenberg, Citizens Defending America, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 2005, pp. 40-72). Radiating out from Red Lion, were a string of towns in which pairs of members were located to alert the populace, to distributed information and reward posters, and in some cases to pursue the thieves as can be seen in the illustration at the top of the broadside. The District list includes: Philadelphia, Norristown, Reading, Penn Hill, Lancaster, Brick Meeting, Wilmington, Old Chester, Middletown, and Baltimore. Members names are provided across from each town on the broadside and at the conclusion of the By-laws. Quite scarce. We could find none at auction or in old sales records. [Reuben S.] Gilbert was a wood engraver and book illustrator active in Pennsylvania in the mid-19th century. We could locate no other copies in auction records. OCLC lists only one copy of each item, both at the Hagley Museum, which dates the broadside between 1830 and 1850 (OCLC: 164394529 & OCLC 80814505).

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        Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith

      London, 1864. London, 1864. <p>Galton, Francis (1822-1911). Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith (1813-72). 4pp. London, November 11, 1864. 179 x 113 mm. Light oil-stain in lower margins, but very good otherwise. </p><p>From Galton to Scottish lawyer and mathematician Archibald Smith, best known for his work on magnetism and the Earth&#146;s magnetic field, particularly in relation to navigation. Galton was (among many other things) a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; he devoted the whole of his letter to Smith to geographical subjects, beginning with a discussion of the measurement of the Dead Sea&#146;s elevation: </p><p>"Sir H. James is really in error in believing that the elevation of the Dead Sea has never been determined by actual levelling. In 1843 Lieut. Symonds R.E. received the gold medal of the Geographical Society for having triangulated & levelled between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea. He did his work very carefully. You will see an account of it in Vols. 12 & 13 of the Geograph. Society&#146;s transactions, in the first in the President&#146;s address & in the second in the President&#146;s speech, when he gave the gold medal. I had thought, but I believe now I was wrong, that it had also been levelled in more recent years, but I see that Lynch only used barometers & I suppose (from you not having referred to him) that Van der Welde did the same." </p><p>Galton here refers to the measurement of the level of the Dead Sea by Lieutenant John F. A. Symonds (d. 1852), the leader of the Royal Engineers&#146; survey of Palestine undertaken in 1841. As Galton notes, this achievement earned Symonds the Royal Geographical Society&#146;s gold medal in 1843. Galton also mentions the measurement made by William F. Lynch (1801-65), leader of the U.S. Navy&#146;s 1848 expedition to Jordan and the Dead Sea. &#147;Van der Welde&#148; refers to Dutch cartographer Carel W. M. Van de Velde (1818-98), who published a map of Palestine in 1858; Van de Velde did not do any surveying, however, and his Dead Sea measurements were taken from Symonds. &#147;Sir H. James&#148; is Sir Henry James (1803-77), who served as the director-general of the British government&#146;s Ordnance Survey from 1854 to 1875. </p><p>Galton next brings up the question of whether Smith would &#147;press the pendulum matter&#148; before the Geographical Society: </p><p>"If you do not think it well to press the pendulum matter, pure & simple, there remains nothing else for our Society to take up but if you do care to press it I will move at our meeting of council on Monday that a committee should be formed consisting say of Everest Waugh Spottiswoode & one or two others, to examine the question & report to the ensuing meeting. They would then communicate with you, Sabine & the Astronomer Royal, & no time would be lost. I know Everest to be very keen about pendulum experiments being now established in many places, & I think he would greatly assist. . . ." </p><p>Galton here is referring to the Royal Society&#146;s proposal, supported by Smith, that pendulum measurements of the Dead Sea elevation be made as part of the Ordnance Survey&#146;s survey of Jerusalem, then in progress. The Jerusalem survey at first lacked both the money and the trained personnel necessary to perform these measurements, but Smith&#146;s advocacy of the project evidently paid off: The Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society each contributed £100 towards the cost of the pendulum work and the Ordnance Survey team was able to make accurate measurements of the difference between the levels of the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea (see Wilson, Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem). &#147;Everest&#148; is Sir George Everest (1790-1866), Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843 and the namesake of Mount Everest; &#147;Waugh&#148; is Sir Andrew Scott Waugh (1810-78), who succeeded Everest as Surveyor-General of India and who was responsible for naming Mount Everest after his predecessor; &#147;Spottiswoode&#148; is mathematician and physicist William Spottiswoode (1825-83), who served on the council of the Royal Geographical Society from 1862 to 1864. Spottiswoode was the author of On Typical Mountain Ranges: An Application of the Calculus of Probabilities to Physical Geography (1861), a work that Galton credited with inspiring him to apply statistics in the social sciences. &#147;Sabine&#148; is Edward Sabine (1788-1883), head of the British Government&#146;s magnetic survey of the Earth, who in the 1820s had used pendulum observations made in various latitudes to come up with the most accurate assessment of the Earth&#146;s shape and size that had yet been made. The Astronomer Royal, also mentioned in Galton&#146;s letter, was George Biddell Airy (1801-92), who, among many other accomplishments, established Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. Wilson, Charles W., &#147;Excerpts from the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem.&#148; N.p., 21 Oct. 1996. Web. Accessed 31 October 2013. </p>

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        History of the County of Bute, and families conected therewith

      Thomas Murray and Sons, Glasgow 1864 - 4to. Pp 288. 8, mounted photographs, map and double page plate. Full morocco. Teg. A little very light rubbing. Scattered foxing, most noticeable through to the end of the table of contents. A presentation inscription to the half title has been rubbed out with consequent thinning of the paper and an actual hole created. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Progr?s

      L. Hachette et Cie - Patis, 1864. L. Hachette et Cie - Patis, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Une copie intelligente de perspicaces sur la mditation et populaire sur la politique et l&#39;conomie en France. Avec L&#39;Travailleur une BC Du, Le Progrs a t l&#39;un des livres que l&#39;crivain sur le sujet. Edmond About (14 Fvrier 1828 1816 Janvier 1885) tait surtout connu comme un romancier mais il a aussi crit des pamphlets, articles de journaux et critiques d&#39;art. Vers la fin de sa vie, il est devenu de plus en plus actifs politiquement Dj un fervent de l&#39;empire et la guerre franco-prussienne, il a essay d&#39;avancer dans le monde de la politique, mais a omis de trs loin. A propos a t lu en tant que membre de l&#39;acadamie franais, mais mourut avant de pouvoir prendre sa place. Condition: Dans une demi-veau Armorial contraignant. Extrieurement, Sound avec lger frottement. Joints de dpart, mais ferme. En interne, propre et lumineux avec quelques taches. Il ya une mare de lumire dans les coins infrieurs de la plupart des pages. Globalement: BON.

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        China. Carta de la Costa Oriental , comprendida entre el Rio Min hasta los Bancos Sha con parte del Archipiélago del Japon, segun los trajabos mas modernos.

      1864 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Original colour. 640 x 998mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

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        Evenings on the Thames

      London - Longmans, Green, Longman, Robert and Green, 1864. London - Longmans, Green, Longman, Robert and Green, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce work on the evening sights of the River Thames. Including recollections of Teddington, Kingston, Windsor, Fulham, Kew, Battersea and many others. Second edition. Kenelm Henry Digby (c1800-1880) was an Anglo-Irish writer born at Clonfert in Ireland, though he certainly did not regard himself as Irish. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Bumping to the heads and tails of the spines. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Ex-libris bookplate of Carmelite Priory to front pastedowns. Pages are bright, though with the occasional handling mark or patch of foxing. Some tidemarks to the rear of volume II, not affecting the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Two volume set

      Robert Hardwicke / The Ray Society, London 1864 - vi, 384pp; + 29 plates. Twenty-nine hand coloured full page plates of spiders. Volume I published in 1861, volume II in 1864. Issued to the subscribers for the year 1862. G : in very good condition without dust jackets as issued. Ex lib with stamps of the University of Edinburgh to page blanks. Sporadic light foxing - damp-staining to corners of a couple of plates. Occasional closed tears to page edges. Some pages uncut Blue cloth spine on grey card boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Apologia Pro Vita Sua:

      nbsp;London -Longman, Green, Longman, Rovert, and Green, 1864. nbsp;London -Longman, Green, Longman, Rovert, and Green, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A critical essay that forms part of a pamphleting debate between Dr Newman and Mr Kingsley on their own discussions and interpretation of religion. Includes a history of Newman&#39;s religious opinions, and discussion on the method of disputing Kingsley&#39;s theories. Scarce in the publishers original boards. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, worn with chipping and joints starting, there is also damage to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with only the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Carta del Mar de China comprendido entre la Isla de Borneo y la Peninsula de Malaca, segun los trabajos mas modernos ingleses y holandeses.

      1864 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

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        Capt. Thomas E. King; Or, A Word to the Army and the Country

      Charleston: The South Carolina Tract Society. J. J. Toon & Co., Printers, Atlanta, Ga, 1864. Charleston: The South Carolina Tract Society. J. J. Toon & Co., Printers, Atlanta, Ga, 1864. First Edition. Wraps. Good. First Edition. Wraps. 16mo. 56pp. Approx. 5.5" X 4" stitched wraps with title on outer paper cover. Blank wrap has light edge chipping with a faded name from someone in Covington, Tennessee. Light to moderate foxing and page toning to contents. & & Parrish & Willingham 9350. Author, Joseph Stiles was born in Savannah and educated at Yale. He was a Presbyterian evangelist in Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. Thomas Edward King was the grandson of Roswell Georgia founder Roswell King. He resided at Bulloch Hall. Capt. Thomas King, was part owner of the Ivy Woolen Mills in Roswell. He was wounded in the Battle of Manassas in 1861 and killed at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

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        Schweiz, nebst den angrenzenden Theilen von ober-Italien, Savoyen und Tirol.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1864 - Tenth edition. liv, 458pp, coloured frontispiece depicting the arms of the various Swiss Cantons, with original tissue, 15 maps, 7 town plans, 6 panoramas, some coloured, previous owner's inscription on reverse of frontispiece, bookseller's label on front pastedown, skilfully restored preserving the publisher's old-type red cloth, inner hinges strengthened with tape, gilt lettered; overall a very good copy This is the first issue of this edition in 1864. There was a second issue only a year later in 1865. This edition still includes the folding coloured panoramas and some charming engraved illustrations in the text. Endpapers dated "Juni 1864". Hinrichsen D298a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1864 London: Groombridge and Sons, 1864. Half Morocco. Very Good. Measures 12 by 10 inches, 32 by 26 cm. iv, 252 pp. With sixty lithographic color plates, all finished by hand. Occasional light foxing. Plates are bright and fresh. Rubbing to contemporary red morocco along joints, extremities, edges, corners. One quarter-sized splotch on marble pastedown.

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        5 Vols - Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey + Persuasion, Emma

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1864. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1864. Collection of British Author Series. #/date: #735/1864, #883/1867, #1112/1870, #1176/1871, #1645/1877 respectively. All 3/4 blue leather w/raised bands/gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards, deco endpapers, gilt tpe. All Bindings Tight, All Pages Clean (prev owner name fep(1)vol), All have varying degrees of corner wear as shown, light scrape to leather btmn spine on Mansfield Park & Emma. Tiny stamp on btm fep of all &#39;bound for John Wanamaker by Em Terquem, Paris&#39; A Beautiful collection in remarkable condition from a private estate.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Wieland der Schmiedt. Leipzig, Insel Verlag (1911). 4to. 51 S. Brauner Orig.-Kalblederbd. mit Titelprägung und großer goldener Titelvignette.

      . . 11. Druck der Ernst Ludwig Presse, eines von 160 Exemplaren auf Bütten. Der schöne Einband, nach einem Entwurf von Kleukens, verdient besonders hervorgehoben zu werden. - Stürz 11. - Rodenberg 75. - Sarkowski 1864. - Schauer, Bd. II,63.

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      New York: Appleton, 1864.. New York: Appleton, 1864.. Cloth. Brown cloth, ruled and decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Crown and toe of spine very slightly frayed but an unusually nice copy. First edition, BAL&#39;s state 1 of page [213], state A of the binding. Inscribed on the front free endsheet: "To The Rev. Dr. Sam&#39;l Osgood with the kind regards of the Author. December 1863." Samuel Osgood was a Unitarian minister who edited the influential Transcendental periodical the WESTERN MESSENGER and belonged to the Transcendental Club and the Town and Country Club. With the Osgood bookplate on the front pastedown, and another. BAL 1683.

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        Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub. 1. Jahrgang 1864 - 17. Jahrgang 1881-1882. 17 Bde. (ohne die sep. erschienenen Beilagen).

      . Bern 1864-1882. 8°. 17 Bde. mit zahlr. Tafeln. Einheitliches privates Leinen d.Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Deckelprägung. Die ersten 17 Bde. d. Reihe. Bd. 1 mit den 2 gef. Panoramen, der Karte und mit dem "Cramer & Lüthi Catalog". Gering berieben. Teils etwas stockfleckig. -CHF 1400.00.

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        THE NEW BOOK OF NONSENSE. A Contribution to the Great Central Fair in Aid of the Sanitary Commission.

      Pictorial title and 53 leaves each printed on one side only and bearing an engraved pictorial design and limerick caption; the work of various artists, some initialled. Original green pictorial cloth gilt. Oblong. 15.3 x 24 cm. First edition. Front board heavily rubbed with subsequent loss of the majority of the gilt design. Else an excellent copy with the small bookseller's label of Thos. V. Paul Antiques Books Phila PA, to the verso of the front board. A collection of limericks in direct imitation of Edward Lear, many with references to the American Civil War; some referring to topographical locations in the country, including Boston, Carlisle, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Lancaster, Maine, & c. The Sanitary Commission was the fore-runner of the American Red Cross and was partly funded by contributions raised at charity Bazaars.

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        Geschiedkundige verhalen van schipbreuken, achterlaten van zeelieden, overwinteren, scheepsbranden en andere zeerampen. Vrij het Fransch gevolgd door Abraham Johannes Dieperink.

      Utrecht, C. van der Post, 1864.Later half green leather, with red morocco title-label. With woodengraving on title-page (repaired) 8 steelengraved plates after Rouargue frères by F. Chardon (1 remargined).VIII,494 pp.* First Dutch translation of Histoire des naufrages, ou, recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des nauvrages, hivernemens, délaissemens, incendies et autres événements funestes arrivés depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à nos jours. Paris, 1815. '40 narratives from Quirini in 1431 to a revolt of negroes on board the Regina Coeli in 1858' (Huntress 412C). Including the shipwreck of Bontekoe and Hamel. - (First three leaves with red stains). - Very rare.Cf. Polak p.126; Cat. NHSM I, p.168 (French ed. only).

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        Arte de Aprender y Jugar el Noble Juego del Villar, con las reglas y leyes en toda su estencion

      Malaga: D. Jos?arcia Taboadela, 1864. Malaga: D. José Garcia Taboadela, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Purported to be the first book in Spanish on billiards. Bound in full modern acid calf over the original wraps. 32pp plus two large (24" x 16") fold out plates, both with small tears at attached edge, and some mild creasing. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Games & Gaming; Inventory No: 038785.

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        English Sacred Poetry of the Olden Time

      , 1864. 1864. first edition. With an Original Tenniel Pencil Drawing and TracingIn An Elegant Binding By RiviéreTENNIEL, John, et al, illustrators. WHITE, Rev. L.B. English Sacred Poetry of the Olden Time. Collected and Arranged by the Rev. L.B. White, M.A. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1864. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in; 215 x 146 mm). xvi, 190, [2] pp. With an original drawing and tracing in pencil by Tenniel for his illustration, Fleeing From Wrath, on page 101. Thirty-one black and white illustrations. Bound c. 1920 by Riviére & Son (stamp-signed) in full navy blue crushed morocco featuring rectilinear gilt double fillet borders and gilt corner-pieces with black rosettes enclosing central panel. Gilt rolled raised bands, gilt ornamented compartments. Gilt rolled edges. Board turn-ins reiterate cover design. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Housed in a navy blue morocco-edged, marbled paper slipcase.Poetry includes work by Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Jon Milton, Francis Quarles, John Dryden, John Bunyan, etc.Illustrators include John Tenniel, George Du Maurier, J.W. North, Percival Skelton, J.D. Watson, etc. Whilst best remembered as the illustrator of Lewis Carroll&#39;s Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, Sir John Tenniel contibuted many other illustrations in the later nineteenth century.

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        Parti af Dannevirke med en af de nye Skandser, Thyras Vold og Valdemarsmuren.

      . Maleri. [1864]<br>. 13,5x18cm. Olie pa laerred opklaebet pa pap. Ikke signeret. I smuk gl. Guldramme. * Skitse til et större maleri. Motivet er ogsa gengivet som zylografi i " To Hundrede Traesnit. Tegninger fra Krigen i Danmark 1864 "..

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        Cithara Sanctorum .Edition dawkem 1040 pisnij obsahugjcym. Pessti 1864. (Tschechisches Gesangsbuch ???Siehe Scan )

      Aloiza,, Pessti, 1864 - 19 x 13x8 cm. 1184 S und zwei Register 237 S / 108 S. Bücher. 2000 g. GF. (EB). Jpg. Einband und buch haben gelitten. Buchbblock mehrfach gebrochen, papier teilweise braunfleckig. Insgesamt gesehen aber ein Buch mit der besonderen Patina.

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        Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu ou la politique de Machiavel aux XIXe siècle par un contemporain.

      Bruxelles Mertens 1864. (III) 337 pp. halfleer. *ex libris, papier hier en daar roestvlekkig*'Maurice Joly (1829-1878) was a French satirist and lawyer. He attacks in this book "the political ambitions of Napoleon III. It was first published in Geneva in 1864, and then in Brussels. The piece used the literary device of a dialogue between two diabolical plotters in Hell, the historical characters of Machiavelli and Montesquieu. In this way he tried to cover up a direct, and illegal, attack on Napoleon's rule. The pamphlets were smuggled into France for distribution, but were seized by the police immediately upon crossing the border. The police swiftly tracked down its author, and Joly was arrested and imprisoned for 15 months. The books were banned. (...) One of the few copies (...) found its way to Switzerland, where is was picked up by the Russian police and served as the basis for 'The protocols of the elders of Zion'." Wikipedia.

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Two volume set

      London: Robert Hardwicke / The Ray Society, 1864. London: Robert Hardwicke / The Ray Society. G : in very good condition without dust jackets as issued. Ex lib with stamps of the University of Edinburgh to page blanks. Sporadic light foxing - damp-staining to corners of a couple of plates. Occasional closed tears to page edges. Some pages uncut. 1864. First Edition. Blue cloth spine on grey card boards. 370mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). vi, 384pp; + 29 plates. Twenty-nine hand coloured full page plates of spiders. Volume I published in 1861, volume II in 1864. Issued to the subscribers for the year 1862. .

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        Dictionnaire General des Sciences: Theoriques et Appliquees. In two volumes

      - Paris - Ch. Delagrave and Co, 1864. - Paris - Ch. Delagrave and Co, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting and comprehensiveFrench scientific dictionary. Comprised of mathematics, physics and chemistry, mechanics and technology, natural history and medicine, and agriculture. With numerousillustrations in the text throughout. Complete in two volumes, volume I A-F and volume II G-Z. The editors Augustin Privat-Deschanel and Adolphe Jean Focillon were professors of physical and natural science at the Lycee Imperial de Louis-le-Grand. With the collaboration of a meeting of scientists, engineers and teachers. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound though rubbed. The hinges have been reinforced but are slightly strained a few pages in, holding firm. Internally, firmly bound, beautifully bright with very light scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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        Autograph Manuscript, signed and dated, of his poem of "The Kalif of Baldacca"

      Boston, february 12, 1864 - First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1864 and incorporated into Tales of a Wayside Inn as "The Spanish Jew's Tale. / Kambalu. Begun January 26, 1864 - Finished February 12, 1864. " His source for the "Kambalu" is Il Milione by Marco Polo. Longfellow's manuscript was originally consigned by James T. Fields to auction in June, 1864, for "The U.S. Sanitary Commission" 4to. Working draft, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets of pale blue stationery; with several revisions in Longfellow's hand. Mounted on hinges and bound in quarter blue morocco and blue cloth and housed in a slipcase. Provenance: David Gage Joyce Sale, Hanzel Galleries, September 23, 1973 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aonio Paleario: A Chapter in the History of the Italian Reformation

      London - Religious Tract Society, 1864. London - Religious Tract Society, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first English edition of Bonnet&#39;s history of the Italian reformation through the life of Aonio Paleario. Jules Bonnet,1820 - 1892, wasa Frenchhistorian of Protestantism. Hewas a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. This work has been translated and published under a special arrangement with the Author -from the Preface. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally,tidemarks to the rear board and spine, otherwise fine. Internally, firmly bound, withlight browning and a few spots. With a prize presentation ink inscription to the front blank. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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