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        LIFE OF JOSEPH BRANT, (THAYENDANEGEA) Including the Border Wars of the American Revolution, and Sketches of Indian Campaigns of Generals Harmar, St. Clair, and Wayne, and other Matters Connected with the Indian Relations of the United States

      J. Munsell Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1864. Two volume set. Vol. I: xxxii, 500 pages of text. Vol. II: viii, 630 pages of text including an index. This is one of only 50 large paper copies printed. Bound is contemporary (old) half leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration on spine and marbled paper-covered boards. Minor rubbing to extremities, with a few tiny chips, with hinges starting to weaken. Bindings remain intact and attractive; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with four portraits and three plans, of which two are fold-out. The top edge of all of the first volume affected by slight staining, which reaches one of the plates and some of the text. The top edge of the second volume is stained as well, but only a few pages at the end of the text, not affecting plates or text. The staining does not detract from the function or exterior appearance of this beautiful set. Howes S1040 "best addition with index added." Title continues"...and Great Britain, from the Peace of 1783 to the Indian Peace of 1795." Engraved bookplates of G. W. Wales and Rodman Wanamaker in each volume. As stated in the National Anthropological Archives; between 1908 and 1913, Wanamaker, son of a Philadelphia department store owner, sponsored three expeditions to the American Indians.These were photographic expeditions intended to document a passing way of life and make the Indian "first-class citizens" to save them from extinction. Joseph K. Dixon was the photographer. On the first expedition, he made many portraits and captured scenes of Indian life. The expedition climaxed on the Crow Reservation with the filming of a motion picture about Hiawatha. The second expedition in 1909 involved a motion filming a reenactment of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. etc. William Leete Stone (1792-1844).. First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Small quarto (4to).

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        Tom Moody's Tales

      1864. first edition. Not a Sour Note in This Collection by Lemon[LEMON, Mark, editor]. [BROWNE, Hablot Knight, illustrator]. Tom Moody's Tales. With Illustrations by Hablot K. Brown. Edited by Mark Lemon. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1864. First edition. Octavo (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in; 180 x 130 mm). [8], 173, [1, as blank], [2, adv.] pp. Thirteen black and white plates including frontispiece. Handsomely bound, ca. 1920s, by Rivière & Sons (stamp-signed to upper turn-in) in emerald green crushed morocco with original cloth bound in. French fillets. Five gilt ruled raised bands, six elaborately gilt decorated compartments. Wide, gilt turn-ins. Double ruled edges. All edges gilt. A few small stains to upper cover, light spots of foxing to two leaves, otherwise a fine and most handsomely bound copy.Featuring fourteen short stories in the sporting fiction genre written in their entirety (rather than merely edited) by journalist, novelist, playwright and actor Mark Lemon (1809-1870). Lemon was co-founder and for 30 years editor of Punch; "Tom Moody" was a pseudonym first adopted by Lemon in 1834 for a series of pieces that appeared in the New Sporting Magazine. As an actor he appeared in his friend Charles Dickens's private theatricals at Tavistock House. He was a friend of illustrator George Cruikshank, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, and many other lights of his day. In short, he stood near the center of London's intellectual circle.Of Hablot K. Brown, the illustrator known as Phiz who was Dicken's primary illustrator, little need be added here. His illustrations for each of the stories herein possess all the amusing charm that he is known for.CBEL, p. 2006.

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        Complete Works, The

      1864. The People's EditionIRVING, Washington. The Complete Works. [People's Edition]. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. Twenty-six small octavo volumes (6 5/16 x 4 inches; 160 x 102 mm). Engraved frontispieces, head-and-tailpieces. Bound ca. 1880 in three-quarter plum calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Smooth spines with two slightly raised bands, elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Spines uniformly and attractively sunned. A fine set.Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author, wit, and man of society. His highly successful burlesque, A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (1809), supposedly by Diedrich Knickerbocker, has been called “the first great book of comic literature written by an American” (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature). His best-known book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1820), contains sketches of English life, essays on American subjects, and American adaptations of German folk-tales (including “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”). It was followed by other popular works, including Bracebridge Hall (1822). Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was the American actor who became identified with Rip Van Winkle.

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        O Proischozhdenii Vodov... [Russian: On the Origin of Species]. Perevel c anglijskago [translated from Eglish by] S.A. Rachinsky.

      S.-Peterburg, 1864. 8vo. Nice contemporary red half calf with four raised bands and gilding to spine. Purple moiret-clooth over boards. A bit of wear to spine and extremities. Elegant old owner's stamp to half-title, and old bookseller stamp to bottom of title-page. Very light damp stain to first leaves. A bit of light brownspotting. All in all a nice and fine copy. XIV, 399, (1) pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements. (p. 399 erroneously paginated 339).. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [...] Thus by the late 1860's the name of Darwin as a leading scientist was already familiar to Tolstoy and duly respected." (McLean, p. 160). A fact which is often overlooked is that Tolstoy actually knew Rachinsky quite well. Interestingly, it was in a letter to Rachinsky, in reply to a question about the structure of "Anna Karenina", that Tolstoy made the famous statement (that all Tolstoy scholars and lovers know by heart): "I am proud of the architecture - the arches are joined in such a way that you cannot discover where the keystone is". Like Strakhov, however, Dostoevsky, acknowledging the significance of the "Origin", saw the dangers of the theory. In the same year as the publication of Rachinsky's translation, he lets the narrator in "Notes from Underground" (1864) launch his attack on Darwinism , beginning: "As soon as they prove you, for instance, that you are descended from a monkey, then it's no use scowling, you just have to accept it."In "Crime and Punishment" (two years later, 1866) the Darwinian overtones inherent in Raskolnikov's theory of the extraordinary man are unmistakable. He describes the mechanism of "natural selection," where, according to the laws of nature, by the crossing of races and types, a "genius" would eventually emerge. In general, Darwinian themes and Darwin's name occur in many contexts in a large number of Dostoevsky's works.Freeman: 748. See: James Allen Rogers: The Reception of Darwin's Origin of Species by Russian Scientists. In: Isis, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1973), pp. 484-503.Thomas F. Glick: The Comparative Reception of Darwinism. 1974.Hugh McLean: In Quest of Tolstoy. 2008

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        Cavalry Tactics. In Three Parts. School of the Trooper, of the Platoon, of th Squadron, and the Evolutions of a Regiment. Part I Dismounted. Part II Mounted. Part III Evolutions of a Regiment

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864. Scarce 1864 printing of the official manual of cavalry and dragoon tactics originally published in 1841. Complete with . 450 pages with illustrations. 120 plates (many folding and many showing dragoons or cavalrymen using sabers and lances.) 20 pages of music for bugle calls and a quick march. Tight binding with a few old library reinforcements to hinges and between some signatures. Clean pages with owner's info on front free endpaper. A few pages have pencil highlighting. Several pages have War Department de-accession markings, labels, handstamps, and a pocket Folding plates all present and in very nice condition. Wear to cover, heaviest at top of spine covering. Gilt spine title and date (Cavalry Tactics / 1841) faded but legible. This manual belonged to Frank Michler, who was commissioned as a cavalry officer in the 5th Cavalry Regiment in 1870. Michler received brevet promotions to First Lieutenant and Captain for gallantry in action against the Apaches in Arizona. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel during the Puerto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American War and retired from the Army in 1901 just days before his death. The manual was apparently accessioned into the War Department Library following his death. . Hard Cover. Good +/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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      1864. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY LOWELL, James Russell. FIRESIDE TRAVELS. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. 324p. First edition. Unrecorded state as it has 5 blank pages before the list of Mr. Lowell's writings. Bound in terra cotta cloth which is somewhat faded. Gilt stamped spine and blind stamped boards. Chips to head and tail. Inscribed "To/C.W.Story,/With the Author's love:/1864."In addition, the book was passed to the recipient's son, Moorfield Storey, the first president of the NAACP with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (BAL 13117)

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in German, two pages on one 4to sheet, Deir Abou Tor, Jerusalem, November 30, 1946

      Buber writes to the son of his friend Florens Christian Rang (1864-1924), pastor, lawyer and author, identified as a Christian Socialist and whom Buber considered to be a Jurist, philosopher and theologian. In part," I had already heard about you some time ago through Leopold Max. Marxen's live as hard-working settlers in Shave Zin near Naharia. Kratz, who published a series of German poems here over the years lives in Jerusalem...he has a position as a minor official. Benjamin ended in suicide after he had crossed the Franco-Spanish border with a number of others and was told that he would have to return (which later turned out to be false). My help with the highly desirable publication of the literary remains of your father is certainly at the disposal of the editors...As soon as you tell me the time has come, I will have the letters in m possession copied and will send you a copy...In all this time, I have hardly published anything in German, though a series of books in Hebrew, recently also a few things in English. Several volumes are being prepared in English...maybe it will be possible to make a small trip to Germany from Switzerland...." He signs in full, "Martin Buber."

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        Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer / Railway Refreshment Room

      Paris: Dusacq & Cie. Editeurs, 1864. Hand-coloured lithograph after a painting by Droz. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, two skillfully repaired small tears in the top and right margins, and an expertly mended loss in the lower part of the image. 19 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. 20 1/4 x 26 inches. A beautifully coloured, humorous plate that was most likely part of a series published by Dusacq of images by various artists depicting railway related scenes. During the mid-nineteenth century, the technological advancement and financial prosperity of France under Napoleon III hastened the development of the railway and other modern modes of transportation such as the omnibus. These improvements brought about a culture of mass tourism, as members of various classes flocked to the railroad to take day trips. An archetypal symbol of modern life, the railway station became a popular subject during the period and was represented by artists such as Honoré Daumier and William Powell Frith. It was an ideal place to observe a varied cross-section of society and the comical idiosyncrasies of human behavior. In addition to being a place where one purchased refreshments while awaiting one's train, the railway buffet, as emphasized in this print, became a popular social venue for men and women. Born in 1832, the artist and author Antoine Gustave Droz was the son of the renowned sculptor Jules-Antoine Droz. In 1851, he studied with Picot at the École des Beaux-Arts and exhibited several works at the Salon beginning in 1857. He was primarily a genre painter, and a collection of his witty drawings illustrating family life were published in the satiric weekly magazine Vie Parisienne before being issued as a very well received book entitled Monsieur, Madame et Bébê in 1866. Despite his artistic training, Droz began to focus on his literary career after his initial success and became a well respected author of numerous novels including Entre nous (1867), Autour d'une source (1869), Un Pacquet de letters (1870), and L'Enfant (1885). Many of his books were esteemed for their humorous nature, and this comical element is also evident in several of his early paintings such as Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer on which this plate is based. Cf. Benezit, Dictionaire des Peintres, Sculptteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 4, p. 749; cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, vol 9/10, p. 585.

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        The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, Miscellaneous

      1864. Foss, Edward [1787-1870]. The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts of Westminster, from the Time of the Conquest. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848-1864. Nine volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments to spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, light fading to spines. Small scuff to front board of Volume I, tiny stain to spine of Volume VI, partial split near center of text bock of Volume VIII. Interiors clean and bright. A handsome set. * Authoritative biographies of 1,589 chancellors, masters of the rolls, and judges of the courts are provided for each reign, from the time of the Norman Conquest through the reign of Queen Victoria, 1066-1864. Based on original sources, it is an important reference work for legal historians. Considered "the standard authority" in its field by J.C. Robertson in the (cited in the Dictionary of National Biography), it is frequently cited by Holdsworth in A History of English Law. "A" rated in the American Association of Law Schools, Law Books Recommended for Librarians. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:715. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:127.

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        “VESSEL BOOK” of S.W. Carey, of New York, showing his ownership in 54 Sailing Vessels and 21 Floating Grain Elevators, 1855-1890

      Half calf over marbled boards, with the spine partially defective. A small label with the manuscript notation “Vessel Book” appears on the front cover. Manuscript entries in sepia and red ink in a fine, bold hand - perhaps Carey’s. Entries are in balance sheet form with debit and. credit entries - usually on facing pages. Carey owned interests in smaller sailing vessels, including clippers (the Western Empire and John Fyfe), a whaler (the Virgin of New Bedford), and a number of large packets (the Isaac Webb, the Yorktown, the Great Western, etc,). Nineteen of Carey’s ships were lost during his ownership and their fates are carefully recorded. The ship Byzantium, for example, was “burned at sea by Pirate Bark Tacony. Capt. Reid June 21st/63.” Or, “Schooner Cordelia, driven ashore and became a total wreck at Vera Cruz.” Or the Octavius, which sailed from New York and was never heard from again. The bark Virginia was “taken by the Rebel Pirate Alabama” etc. From 1864 through 1890 Carey began investing in the floating grain elevators in New York harbor - at greater profit with far less risk. A most unusual manuscript item.

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        A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original navy boards. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Edition of 1864. Near fine condition. Pages are clean and bright, plates are spectacular. Heavy navy album-like leather boards with four raised bands along spine and a gilt design across spine and onto front and rear boards. All edges patterned and gilt. Inside rim of leather is elaborately gilt tooled (dentelle work). Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Roy Truscott. Gift inscription inked via steel pen on free endpage ("Mr. Jas. Freeman Truscott, on his 21st birthday, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Regards and good wishes"-may be the son of Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott). Light wear along leather edges, moderately rubbed at corners. Light foxing to last two pages. Gilt is intact. Spine is solid. Binding is solid. Interior of book is fine, with fine color plates engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 462 pp. including index. Weight of book: 5 pounds 14 oz.

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        Our Mutual Friend (in original wraps)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1864 1st Edition in Parts, as issued. 20 parts, 1-10 in the original green paper wrapper with illustrations and text to front cover, No 1 issue is without the front cover & has the 32 pp of adverts prior to the beginning of the text, the remainder, 11-20 in plain green old wrappers, no title. No 20, has the Volume headings etc. Overall, many pages uncut, plates are generally Very Good, no or very little foxing, some of the wrappers have nicks or may be a little grubby at edges, many of the 11-20 have their covers detached but present except for No 20. A fairly original and rare set of Dickens which have not been bound into the 2 books as is normal. Uncommon in this form!

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        Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Falls of Niagara and Thousand Islands; Montreal, Quebec, And The Saguenay River; Also to the Green and White Mountains, and Other Parts of New England; Forming the Fashionable Northern Tour Through the United States and Canada with Map and Embellishments

      American News CompanyNew York:: American News Company,. (1864).. Very good overall. 16mo, 324 pages including 29 pages of advertisements mostly for steamboat and railroad companies. Large folding map of the middle, northern, & eastern US and Canada, cracked along one fold; 4 engraved plates with tissue guards and numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text. Original green cloth with gilt title on cover very bright, a bit watermarked. Original bookplate removed.

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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

      New York: Charles Magnus, 1864. Chromolithograph, by Bachmann. Small expert repairs to tears. 24 x 35 7/16 inches. Third state of this fascinating quasi-aerial view of the northernmost part of the east coast of the Confederacy, and the southernmost areas of the Union, including Washington: this third issue, printed after the smoke that was added to Manassas for the second issue had been removed again, has "many towns and battlefields ... added, especially around Richmond, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg" (Rumsey). It was published by Charles Magnus of New York. 'At the outset of the Civil War, John Bachmann, of New York City, one of the finest American artists and lithographers specializing in bird's-eye views, began producing a series of panoramas of likely theaters of War' (Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.239). This view, taken from the apparent vantage point some miles up in the outer atmosphere, was designed to serve as an individual stand-alone image (as here), but also to join with two other views by Bachmann which together form one continuous panorama of the east coast of the Confederacy. In all, Bachmann published six views covering the whole 'Seat of the War'. The present image covers an area which includes the locations of a number of well-known Civil War actions: Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Manassas, Petersburg and Appomattox River, Richmond and environs. John Bachmann was one of America's leading viewmakers, having been responsible for some of the finest New York City views. This innovative cross between view and map appears to have been his own invention, and it gives an intriguing and different perspective on the conflict. The first state of this view was published by Bachmann in 1861, the second state was published with smoke billowing up from Manassas in reference to the Battle of Bull Run; the present third edition was published by Charles Magnus in 1864, the battlefield smoke having been removed. Cf. Stephenson Civil War Maps (1989) 2 & 3 (1st and 2nd states); cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.239 (2nd state); Rumsey 2817 ; cf. Reps p.160 ('No finer artist of city views worked in America than John Bachmann")

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        Runde Strasse in Peking [Pl. 29]

      Berlin: Verlag von Georg Stilke, circa 1864. Colour-printed lithograph by R. Steinbock, after Hildebrandt, cut to the image edge and mounted on card as issued. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins. 10 7/8 x 15 inches. 17 7/8 x 21 3/4 inches. A charming atmospheric street scene in Peking, from Hildebrandt's illustrated survey of his world travels "Reise um die Erde (Journey Around the Earth)." Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt was a pupil of the marine painter Wilhelm Kreuse (1803-64) and also studied watercolour painting in the Paris studio of Eugène Isabey for six months. After returning to Berlin in 1843, he met Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1855), who introduced him to Frederik William IV. The latter commissioned him to paint Rio de Janeiro in 1844. On his return, he explored the rest of South America and visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Hildebrandt was evidently keen on travel, as he also made numerous journeys to many of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and across the Pacific. During his voyages, he drew a number of open-air studies in watercolour, a large selection of which were published in 1871-74 by R. Wagner as a collection of chromolithographs entitled "Reise um die Erde." The illustrations were lithographed by R. Steinbock and accompanied by descriptive text by R. Weisse. The present image depicting a bustling thoroughfare in the cosmopolitan city of Peking is most likely from a sketch Hildebrandt executed during his tour of 1862 to 1864. Cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, vol 17/18, p. 74-5.

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        Lithographisches Sammelblatt nach J. Gottheil. Berlin, Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot. Altona, Uflacker, (vor 1864). Blatt mit 22 Ortsansichten im Tondruck. 46 x 64 cm (Blattgröße 55 x 72 cm).

      Klose/Martius, Holstein 8.- Seltenes Blatt. Wegen des großen Formates sind nur noch wenige Exemplare erhalten.- Mit den schönen Ansichten verschiedenen Formates von Kiel, Plön, Preetz, Altona, Itzehoe, Oldesloe u.a.- Blatt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen Randläsionen im Außensteg. Einige Stockflecken und je ein ca. 10 bis 15 cm breiter Feuchtrand auf der rechten und linken Bildseite.

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      [Boston: Manufactured by L. Prang & Co., 1864].. [38] leaves of cards, 455 cards in all (lacking one card from "Language of Flowers" series). Each card measures 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Cards tipped into album leaves containing twelve cards each. Quarto. Cloth boards, neatly rebacked in leather. A bit of occasional light foxing on the cards, but on the whole quite clean and the colors bright. Very good. A collector's album for Louis Prang's series of chromolithographic cards. Prang issued these pictorial cards on a variety of subjects, ranging from nature scenes and other natural subjects to comical figures. There were also series of cards illustrating maxims from Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard," as well as beautiful views of Niagara Falls. The thematic cards came in packs of twelve, and scrapbook albums such as these were made to mount and display the cards. Each album leaf holds twelve cards, which are mounted on facing leaves to display twenty-four cards at once. This album has a total of thirty-eight leaves of cards from nineteen separate series, for a total of 455 cards. Cards in this album include "Niagara Falls"; "Winter Landscapes"; "Wildflowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Roses"; "Flowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Sea Mosses" Parts 1 and 2; "Wood Mosses" Parts 1 and 2; "Language of Flowers" (lacks 1 card); "Butterflies and Moths of America" Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4; "Fruit and Flowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Autumn Leaves" Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; "Summer Landscapes"; "American Birds" Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4; "Hummingbirds" Parts 1 and 2; "Life of Childhood" Parts 1 and 2; "Vessels"; "Pilgrim's Progress" Parts 1 and 2; "Maxims of Poor Richard" Parts 1 and 2; and "Funny Characters." A large collection of these beautiful cards, issued by America's leading chromolithographer.

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      Philadelphia:: J. B. Lippincott & Co.,, 1864 Franklin, Benjamin. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND ESSAYS OF DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Complete in one volume. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1864. First Edition Thus. 12mo., Frontis. Portrait. Brown embossed cloth, yellow ep's. A very good copy with a small loss at the spine crown. Contents clean & free of blemish. An unusually scarce title.. 1st Edition.

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      London-Paris-New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1864. THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE- 3Volume Set- William Shakespeare- Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, Eds.- Illustrated by H. C. Selous- Cassell, Petter & Galpin- London-Paris-New York- nd, sd [1864-68]- "Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare"- Per World cat:- Cassell's illustrated Shakespeare ; the plays of Shakespeare Author: William Shakespeare; Charles Cowden Clarke; Mary Cowden Clarke Publisher: London : Cassell, Petter and Galpin, [1864-1868]- OCLC Number: . 1st Edition Thus. Fine Binding. Near FINE/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by H. C. Selous. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, Relative to the Fall of New Orleans, Published By an Order of Congress

      Richmond, Virginia: R. M. Smith, 1864. Once bound in a volume. Complete. Clean and supple pages. Some toning. Slight slant with some remnants of binding leather along the spine. Considerable detail with full transcript of the Confederate inquiry into the loss of New Orleans to Union Forces led by Admiral Farragut and General Butler. Includes Lovell's 1862 "Report of the Bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the Fall of New Orleans." Identified by Parrish & Willingham as Confederate Imprint #2335. Quite scarce.. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Moliere

      1864- Paris - Garnier Freres, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated collection of The Complete Works of Moliere, with an engraved author's portrait to frontispieceand further illustrations throughout. With critical notes and an overviews of literary history, biography and a commentary examining each piece andbibliography byLouis Moland. A new edition very carefully revised from the original texts. In seven volumes complete. Some of the plays included are as follows: L'Etourdi, Le Depit Amoureux, L'Ecole des Maris, L'cole des Femmes, Le Mariage Forge, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Psyche, Les Femmes Savantes and Le Malade Imaginaire. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molire, (1622- 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molire's best-known works are Le Misanthrope, L'cole des Femmes, Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur,L'Avare, Le Malade Imaginaire, and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to all volumes. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities with occasional rubbing and marks to boards. One hinge strained, one slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Les hauts phénomènes de la magie précédés du Spiritisme antique

      Paris: Plon, 1864. relié. 13,5x22cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à cinq nerfs qui comporte quelques petites traces de frottement orné de fleurons dorés, reliure de l'époque. Ex-dono sur la page de garde, exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseurs. Rare. - Plon, Paris _1864, 13,5x22cm, relié. - relié

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        The History of Dundalk and its Environs; from the Earliest Historic Period to the Present Time; with Memoirs of its Eminent Men.

      Dublin: Hodges, Smith, & Co 1864.. 23 by 14.5 cms. xvi+400 pp. with tissue guarded maps and plates, red embossed boards, gilt spine tooling, in very good condition, a little rubbing to the top of the spine, internally tight, bright and clean. This copy bears a presentation inscription on the ffep from J.R. O'Flanagan dated August 12th 1864. This classic history of Dundalk has always been highly scarce and collectible. It went through two printings in 1864 and was not republished thereafter until recent years.

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        Maxime. A Comedy

      Dublin - Hodges, Smith, and Co., 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The rather scarce first edition of Walter Creyke's dramatic work, Maxime. This work is signed by the author to S. F. Widdrington, and comes direct from the Widdrington library, Newton Hall, Northumberland. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Signed by the author, with a dedication to S. F. Widdrington, on the half-title. To S. F. Widdrington The best and truest of friends. Walter Creyke. March 29, 1864. Copies of thisworkare held only by the British Library, Oxford, and the National Library of Scotland. Maxime is adapted from the novel Le Roman d'un Jeune Homme Pauvre by Octave Feuillet. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the half-title. With newspaperreviews from the Evening Mail and Saunder's News-letter pasted in on the front blanks regarding the first performances of this work on stage. Little is known about the author, Walter Creyke. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson, b. 1826, was the nephew of author Samuel Edward Widdrington. He succeeded to the Newton Hall estate and Widdrington name in 1856, and married Cecilia, daughter of Edward J. G. Hopwood, in 1864. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front inner hinge is rather strained and a bit weak. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild bumping and sunning, prominent to the spine. Internally the pages have slight browning to the edges and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good. A scarce work..

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        A DYNAMICAL THEORY OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD--(Abstract + Definitive paper). In the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Vol. XIII, 1864, pp. 531-536. [Abstract --The First publication of Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory of Light]. AND In the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol. 155, 1865, pp. 459-512. [The Definitive Paper--Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM 355)]

      London:: Royal Society,, 1864. Near Fine. Offered are Two Near Fine extracts, from the Proceedings and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, respectively. The Abstract tape bound. The paper from the Transactions is in a handsome modern (but crafted to 19th century style) half leather marbled board binding, gilt lettering on the spine. Mild page toning, marginal repair one page. 8vo. pp. 531-536; 4to. pp. 459-512.

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      New York:: Published by John Bradburn (Successor to M. Doolady),. 1864 / 1865.. 12mo. 1st US book edition, with v2 2nd issue (Edgar & Vail, p. 29n [stating 'not seen']; Gimbel A153 [entire set dated 1865]). Not in VanderPoel nor Wilkins. 4 volumes (317, [1 (blank)]; 314; 314; 294 pp).. Original publisher's brown cloth binding, with gilt stamped spine lettering & graphic, and boards stamped in blind (professionally recased).. Vol 3: leaves with pp 21 - 24 with ragged lower fore-edge [text not. affected]. A Very Good set.. The McGuire Catalogue lists v2 with an 1864 publication date, though challenging such as accurate, stating "frankly the date is suspect". Our set has v2 with an 1865 publication date, indicating [in our opinion] an issue point for the volume [perhaps when the t.p. form reset to reflect "Book the Second", the compositor initially neglected to change the imprint date to 1865?]. In either issue, a very Rare item in the trade. . Frontis in each volume + 14 inserted plates (v1: 6; v2: 3; v3: 3; v4: 2).

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        Our Mutual Friend. First Edition In Original Monthly Parts

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1864.. 1st edition, in the original monthly parts, dated May 1864 - November 1865. 8vo, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. Bound in original green decorated wrappers, price 1s. Most issues in very good condition, although the 1st and last are slt. chipped & a little dusty, with some archival repair. A very good unrestored copy overall. Forty woodcut plates by Marcus Stone. Hatton and Cleaver, 345-70. Smith I, 15.

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Ansichten aus Japan, China und Siam. Heft 1

      Berlin, R. von Decker, 1864. Elephant folio (65.4 x 53.4 cm). Title page with coat of arms of the Prussian King, followed by 6 plates, each with a page of explanatory text in German, English and French. Two of the plates are fine, delicate chromolithographs. Contemporary printed paper boards with title and coat of arms, cloth spine and corners.* The German painter Albert Berg accompanied the Prussian mission under Graf Eulenburg, which visited Japan in 1860-62 in order to negotiate a trade agreement. A report of the voyage was published in a four volume set entitled "Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien", which in a 4to edition is quite well known. However, a much rarer series of much larger, elephant folio size views of the places that were visited also exists. This is the first portfolio of that series, containing, among others, the beautiful coloured view of Yokohama Bay, with the sacred Mount Fuji in the background. An overview of the plates in this portfolio:1) Yeddo. Ascent to the O-Yawuts temple. 2) Yeddo. The Tokaido.3) Yeddo. A street close to Akabane.4) Yeddo. A Japanese garden.5) Yeddo. Portal of a Miodjin temple.6) Yokuhama - Kanagawa. The first four views are in photo-lithography, the last two views are chromolithographs and mounted on thicker paper. None of these images is present in the 1st volume of the 4to edition, which has lithographs that are only a quarter or a third the size of the ones here present. Good copy, the covers quite worn but firm. Small library stamp on title-page. Expert paper repair on last plate. Contents with a dampstain in lower half of the pages throughout. The dampstain is visible mostly in the text pages and quite faint on the plates. The rear board contains a pocket, presumably for storing a map, but none is present. Henze II, 185; Cordier Indosinica, 989.

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      Tecknade af J.W. Wallander, beskrifne af Onkel Adam. Stockholm: Bonniers, (1864-65). 39x26,5 cm. Inbunden i förlagets dekorerade röda klotband. Med det ovanliga främre 4-språkliga skyddsomslaget medbundet. Illustrerad med 17 stycken 2-sidiga litografier i färg. Någon enstaka plansch med lättare lagerfläckar. I övrigt ett osedvanligt välbevarat exemplar. Med textblad till planscherna, dessa delvis på svenska och vissa även på franska, tyska och engelska. Planschen "Bröllopsdans i Österåker" utan textblad, enligt uppgift trycktes det aldrig

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        Svenska folket sådant det ännu lefver vid elfvom, på berg och dalom.

      Utan ort, utan år (Stockholm/Köpenhamn, 1864-65) 17 kolorerade litograferade planscher (alla). Text på svenska, franska, tyska och engelska. Guldornerat orginalklotband, blank rygg. 38,5 X 25 cm. Bandet med små skador i övre och nedre kanten. Titelblad missfärgat av plansch.. Texten av Onkel Adam (pseudonym för Carl Anton Wetterbergh)

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        Enoch Arden Aylmer's Field; Sea Dreams; The Grandmother; Northern Farmer; Tithonus; The Voyage; In The Valley Of The Cauteretz; The Flower; Requiescat; The Sailor Boy; The Islet; The Ringlet; A Welcome To Alexandria; A Dedication; Boadicea; In Quantity; a specime

      London: Edward Moxon, 1864. First printing. Fine Leather Binding. Near Fine. Publisher's small, attractive red leather binding with beautifully patterned surfaces as first issued 15th August 1864. This is evidenced by there being NO adverts inserted, plus p.178 shows noted 1st impression error of erroneous comma following "Evans". Lavish gilt decor to inner linings, with gilt title "TENNYSON'S ENOCH ARDEN" to spine. Page edges are professionally gauffered and gilt-covered all round to dynamic effect (see photo). This binding is twin to our copy of THE PRINCESS 1861 tenth edition (listed separately), which was also prepared by Moxon some three years earlier, in 1861. The text is printed on luxurious quality paper and looks as good as new, printed by Bradbury & Evans of London. The magnificent exterior is in great condition all round. This is a luxury first edition of one of the Poet Laureate Tennyson's most finely bound and sought after publications. Enoch Arden, comprising 50 pages of the book, is a well-crafted story (apparently provided to Tennyson by one Thomas Woolner) of a wayward father who is washed up on a desert island, as isolated as Robinson Crusoe, as lost as Ulysses, Tennyson thus explores issues of loneliness and survival. Also printed in the book are the following Tennyson poetic works: Aylmer's Field; Sea Dreams; The Grandmother; Northern Farmer; Tithonus; The Voyage; In The Valley Of The Cauteretz; The Flower; Requiescat; The Sailor Boy; The Islet; The Ringlet; A Welcome To Alexandria, dated March 7, 1863; A Dedication. The end section titled "Experiments", begins with "Boadicea", then "In Quantity", ending with "a Specimen of a translation of The Iliad in blank verse". This is a well-presented and rare collectable. Neat former owner's signature of Kate Danby on inside cover dated 1868. 178 pp. THIS VALUABLE BOOK WILL BE DELIVERED BY SECURE POSTAGE, FULLY INSURED AT THE COST TO THE BUYER. PRICE OF POSTAGE WILL DEPEND ON LOCATION.

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        Life of William Hickling Prescott

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. Small quarto. (9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches). 2 steel-engraved portraits, 1 double-page engraved facsimile of "Prescott's noctograph manuscript", 15 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Contemporary red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with double-fillet outer border enclosing an elaborate inner border of scrolling volutes and stylised arabesque scrolling foliage, the flat spine with elaborate overall design incorporating similar tools to those used on the covers, red morocco pastedowns tooled in gilt to a spectacular overall panelled design, the central panel with a large stylised flower spray made up from various smaller tools, rose-coloured watered-silk endpapers, edges gilt and elaborately gauffered. A finely-bound copy of the first edition of this thorough biography of the United States' first great historian. This spectacular but unsigned binding is of exhibition standard. The typography of the book is a re-interpretation of the lay-outs used during the 17th century, and the binding continues this theme by offering a 19th-century slant on the so-called "restoration" style of the late 17th century.

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        The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      T.O.H.P. Burnham Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham. 1864. First. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Professionally rebacked, with endpapers replaced, else a fine copy of this children's classic. .

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        LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR: The Condition And Earning Of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, And Will Not Work.

      Four hardcover volumes: 543 pages, plus index and 8 ad's; 576 pages plus 2 ad's; 452 pages; 504 pages. Original purple pictorial cloth, gilt. Black & white illustrations throughout. Volumes 1-3, second edition, 22.2 x 14.5 cms; volume 4, first edition, 23.7 x 16.4 cms. All volumes have been expertly repaired at the spines; plate at p. 223 of volume IV is damaged at edges; all volumes have ownership labels to front pasted endpaper, and small, numbered labels to rear covers; indentation to top, right corners of volumes I and II; The binding of the fourth volume is quite faded; some wear and fading to covers of the other volumes, but generally a very good set.

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        An Introduction to Municipal Law

      A marvelous, extremely personal, presentation copy of the first edition of the first work of Pomeroy, "the greatest legal scholar of the day"--to Maria Bulfinch, the children's book author, disclosing their closeness and her contributions to the book. Original cloth, gilt, the front joint splitting (but holding), the spine dull; a usable copy. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1864.

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        Renée Mauperin.

      Paris; Charpentier, 1864. First ordinary edition. (5, 3 blanks), 283 pp. Red half leather with five raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges trimmed. Covers not bound in. Bookplates of Jolly Bavoillot & Anders Ollfors. Spine and corners a bit worn. Minor loss at lower corner of pp. 778. Lower corner of pp. 101/102 folded, probably during the printing since there are a few printed words in lower margin of p. 101. Appr. 10 pages with a small speck in margin. A well-preserved copy. With a letter bound in after the title: "5 janvier 75 / Cher Monsieur / Je vous autorise à retirer de chez Mm Salmon / mon ex libris et d'en faire le tirage comme / vous l'entendrez. / Tout à vous. / Edmond de Goncourt / Pardonnez moi de n'avoir pas répondu à votre première lettre, j'étais au lit avec une flusion / de poitrine qui m'a laissé bien faible à l'heure qu'il est." Charles Jolly Bavoillot (1821-1895), book collector from New York with special focus on the French romanticists

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        Wine, The Vine and The Cellar

      London: Longman Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.. 2nd [enlarged & best] Edition. Gilt decorated Cloth. Very Good. Hardback, 145mm x 232mm tall (5.75" x 9" approx.). Pp xvi, 540, plus a double-folding frontispiece plate, a map leaf and 30 further engraved illustrations in the text; 2 multi-folding Tables, and a partially unopened 24pp "General List of Works" published by Longman & Co., dated June 1864. Endpaper joints tender and the upper two inches or so of the top of the front board/spine joint neatly repaired. Otherwise very good, in the original Edmonds & Remnants gilt-and-blind decorated, terracotta cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Moliere Nouvelle Edition Tres-Soigneusement Revue Sur Les Textes Originaux Avec Un Travail De Critique Et D'Erudition Apercus D'Histoire Litteraire, Biographie, Examen De Chaque Piece, Commentaire, Bibliographie, etc. Par M. Louis Moland

      Garnier Freres Paris: Garnier Freres, 1863-1864. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter green morocco and marbled boards. Near fine. Teg. 7 vols./No Dust Jacket. 8vo, 24 x 16 cm. Host of engraved plates by Delannoy and Massard after G. Staal. Moliere gave French comedy a serious face -- his gallery of human nature, particularly the hypocrite and poseur are imprimaturs. A clean, bright set internally, minor rubbing to extremities and corners, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, marbled endpapers.

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        A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field. Received October 27, 1864. (Abstract).

      (London, Taylor and Francis, 1864). 8vo. In the original printed wrappers. In "Proceedings of the Royal Society", Vol. XIII [8], No. 70. Entire issue offered. Wrappers with light soiling and nicks. Frontwrapper lacking small part of paper, not affecting text. Internally fine and clean. Pp. 531-537. [Entire volume: 519-566, IX pp. + 1 plate].. First printing of this early announcement - published a year earlier than the full paper, published in Philosophical Transactions - of this fundamental paper, in which Maxwell unified the theory of light-waves, electricity, and magnetism in his spectacular laws of electromagnetism. The paper represents THE BIRTH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE and the most SPECTACULAR TRIUMPH OF THE 19TH CENTURY - it had an enormous impact on science and technology. Working out a few simple equations that expressed all the varied phenomena of electricity and magnetism, Maxwell bound them indissolubly together, showing that electricity and magnetism could not exist in isolation. Maxwell's suggestion that electromagnetic waves could be generated in a laboratory was confirmed by Heinrich Hertz's in 1887 and laid the foundations for the later inventions of radio, television, and radar."Since Maxwell's time, Physical Reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields...not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of Reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."(Albert Einstein in "James Clerk Maxwell" 1931)."James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79) succeeded in formulating Faraday's geometrical ideas in exact mathematical language. He became the founder of the electromagnetic field theory which described all electric and magnetic action as the consequence of eight partial differential equations of the first order, the celebrated "Maxwellian equations". These equations established the interrelation between two fundamental field vectors, the electric and the magnetic field strength, based on Faraday's experiments, but augmented by the 'displacement current' which was too small to be directly observable by the instruments available in his time - it was put in solely by Maxwell's ingenious intuition.....The Maxwellian theory gave Faraday's field ideas their full significance and became the most important accomplishment of nineteenth-century physics. We could not imagine the physics of our day without the Maxwellian theory, even if we know today that these equations describe the electric phenomena only in their macroscopic manifestations, but fail to account for the atomistic structure of electricity demonstrated by the existence of the electron and proton." (Cornelius Lanzos in "The Einstein Decade (1905-1915", p.71-72)."A generation later Einstein's work on relativity was founded directly upon Maxwell's electromagnetic theory; it was this that led him to equate Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton." (PMM No 355). - Dibner. Heralds of Science No 68. - Milestones of Science No 144

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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher,

      First Edition, fine frontispiece wood-engraving (of the No.1 Difference Engine), a few textual illustrations, xii, 496pp plus 24pp bookseller's advertisements bound in at end, royal 8vo, small professional (and almost invisible) repair at head of spine, a very good copy in original gilt lettered green cloth, London, Longman, 1864. Van Sinderen 77. Origins of Cyberspace, 84."Feeling the end approaching, Babbage ... drafted his delightful reminiscences Passage from the Life of a Philosopher. Too fragmentary properly to be called an autobiography, it is difficult to think of memoirs of another man of science which makes such entertaining reading. Babbage gave a rather cool justification for writing the book: "I have no desire to write my own biography ... [but] ... the remarkable circumstances attending those Calculating Machines on which I have spent so large a portion of my life, makes me wish to place on record some account of their past history. As, however, such a work would be utterly uninteresting to the greater part of my countrymen, I thought it might be rendered less unpalatable by relating some of my experience among various classes of society, widely differing from each other, in which I have occasionally mixed. Actually he greatly enjoyed writing Passages, adding story after story until friends feared it would never be finished; and Babbage's own enjoyment comes through clearly to the reader." - Hyman, Charles Babbage, Pioneer of the Computer, p.248.Origins of Cyberspace, 84: "This book is the principal source, along with the posthumous Babbage's Calculating Engines, of our knowledge of Babbage's Difference and Analytical Engines. Chapters V-VII contain Babbage's accounts of his Difference Engines nos. 1 and 2, along with Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas's statement on the Difference Engine drawn up from Babbage's papers. Chapter VIII contains Babbage's only published description of the design of his Analytical Engine. The frontispiece shows the only portion of Babbage's first Difference Engine to be constructed, and the final four pages contain Babbage's own bibliography of his published works." Photograph available on request.

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        Husspostille Offuer alle Søndagers oc de besynderligste Høytiders Evangelier det gantske Aar igennem, met XIII. Predickener offuer Christi pinis Historie. Fordansket aff Peder Tidemand. (I-III). Kiøbenhaffn, Lorentz Benedict, 1564.

      4to. Senere helldrbd. 188,156,114 blade. Titelblad og fortale samt sidste blad i smuk lystryk faksimile ( 3 blade ialt). de sidste 10 blade kantrepareret. Lettere brugsspor. 3 træskårne titelblade, tæt beskåret foroven. Talrige større træsnitillustrationer i teksten.. Originaludgaven af Tidemands oversættelse af Luthers Huspostil "som indtil den nyeste Tid har været den eneste danske Oversættelse... Den er forfattet i et fortrinligt Sprog, hvilket i Forening med de kjernefulde Indhold har gjort den til en i høj Grad yndet Læsning i den Danske Menighed, og den er dette endnu paa de Steder, hvor der findes Eksemplarer af den, hvilke i Almindelighed af deres Ejermænd betragtes som næsten uvurderlige Klenodier..." (Rørdam 1864). - Af største sjældenhed idet L. Nielsen ( no 1084) alene anfører 14 eksemplarer, hvoraf de 7 er mere eller mindre komplette - Thesaurus nr. 104

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