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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        Soundings From The Atlantic

      Ticknor and Fields Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1864. First. First edition. Publisher's green cloth, title page printed in black and red, with a 22p. publisher's catalog dated November 1863 at the rear. Fading to the gilt spine lettering, light scattered foxing mostly at the margins, about near fine. Presentation copy Inscribed by John Greenleaf Whittier to: "Lydia Maria Parrington, with the best wishes, of J.G. & Elizabeth Whittier". John and his sister Elizabeth H. Whittier had maintained an intimate relationship until her death in 1864, thus making this one of the last of his inscriptions with her name. A handsome, well-preserved copy. BAL 8829. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        Small House at Allington, The

      1864. first edition. Often Found "Exceptionally Dirty"Here, Exceptionally Clean and BrightTROLLOPE, Anthony. The Small House at Allington. With Eighteen Illustrations by J.E. Millais, R.A. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864.First edition in book form, with first printing points in Volume I (with“hobbledehoya” on p. 33, line 1, and with p. 70 paginated “0.” Two octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 5/8 inches; 218 x 142 mm.). [4], [312; [4], 316 pp. No half-titles, as published. Eighteen wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J.E. Millais (including frontispiece in each volume).Original dark green wave-grain cloth with covers decoratively paneled in blind and front covers and spines decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original grayish-chocolate endpapers. Publisher’s advertisements printed in black on front and rear pastedowns. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Some light foxing. A few tiny marginal tears to leaves 23/1, 23/2, and 23/3 (pp. 33/34, 35/36, and 37/38) in Volume II. Armorial bookplate of Arthur William Bennett on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent and very bright copy of a title often found “exceptionally dirty” (Sadleir). Housed in a green silk covered slipcase.The last comparable copy to appear on the market was the Bradley Martin copy, which was sold at Sotheby’s New York on May 1, 1990, for $8,800.First appeared in the Cornhill Magazine from September 1862 to April 1864. The fifth book in the Barsetshire series, which follows the romantic entanglements of one of Trollope’s most popular heroines, Lily Dale. Lily, who lives in the eponymous “small house” with her widowed mother and her sister, Bell, is wooed by a handsome young government clerk, Adolphus Crosbie, and they soon become engaged. The match is generally agreed to be a very fortunate one for Lily, although there are some worries about Crosbie’s “dangerous pretensions,” worries that prove to be well-founded when he jilts Lily for Lady Alexandrina de Courcy and her aristocratic connections. Lily is also pursued by one of her childhood friends, the fare more honest and worthy John Eames, and yet in spite of his devotion, John is unable to persuade Lily to marry him.Sadleir, Trollope, 18.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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