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      Milwaukee, WI: Starr & Son, 1865. Nineteen pages of preliminary advertisement lettered A-O, followed by [vi] pages of preliminary text, followed by text numbered [79]-[343]. Boards are also illustrated with advertisement; boards are soiled, stained, and rubbed, with minor warping. Leather spinestrip is lacking, textblock remains solid (though cracked at several locations) and the boards are hanging on by threads. Damp-staining to margins of first and last several pages, and a small stain affects the top margin of most pages, not affecting text. Top corner is rounded about two thirds of the way through text. In need of rebacking. Milwaukee Directory.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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      London: Longman, Green and Co., 1865. Edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. 6 vols. 3 volumes extended to 6 by the insertion of 206 extra plates. Various pagination. Hardcover. 8vo size. Full crushed brown morocco. Gilt spines tooled in compartments with floral art nouveau motif. Boards double ruled in gilt. Board edges gilt, with gilt turn-ins. Top edges gilt. A spectacular set inside and out. Near fine/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
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        CRÓNICA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA, o Sea Historia Ilustrada y Descriptiva de sus Provincias. Crónica de la Provincia de Navarra por Julio Nombela. Crónica de la Provincia de Guipúzcoa por Fernando Fulgosio. Crónica de la Señoría de Vizcaya por Francsico Rodríguez García. Crónica de la Provincia de Alava por José Bisso.

      Ribo, Grilo y Vitturi / Aquiles Ronchi, Madrid 1865 - 1ª ed. 22x32. 112pp. (mapa, 5 de 6 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 80pp. (mapa, 3 de 4 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 164pp. (mapa, 9 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 78pp. 1h. (mapa, 4 litografías, grabados entre texto). Holandesa piel puntas. Discreta picadura marginal en la primera parte del libro. Algunas huellas de óxido, pero buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL.

      Wien 1865-1869. 14 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (280 x 225mm). With 88 (8 coloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth (spines renewed). The almost complete zoological section, lacking the Lepidoptera part, of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Zelebor, J. Säugethiere; Pelzeln, A. v. Vögel; Steindachner, F. Reptilien; Steindachner, F. Amphibien; Kner, R. Fische; Redtenbacher, L. Coleopteren; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae; Bauer, F. Neuropteren; Schiner, J.R. Diptera; Mayr, G.L. Hemiptera; Heller, C. Crustaceen; Grube, E. Anneliden; Frauenfeld, G.v. Mollusken. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai. //Nissen ZBI, 4750.

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        Le Verger, ou histoire, culture, et description avec planches coloriées des variétés des fruit le plus généralement connues.

      Paris, G. Masson, (1865-1872). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 384 chromolithographed plates, partly finished by hand, containing 702 figures. Contemporary half morocco, gilt lettering on spines. Nissen BBI, 1295 (giving a wrong collation). One of the rarest pomological works published in the 19th century. The volumes are divided as follows: I. Les poires d'hiver; II. Poires d'été; III. Poires d' automne; IV. Poires tardives; V. Poires precoces; VI. Prunes; VII. Pêche; VIII. Cerises et Abricoses. The aprocots were planned as volume IX but finally incorporated in volume VIII. The fine plates were lithographed by Adolphe Lefèvre, Felix Grabowski a.o. Some plates have the imprint: 'Colorié par Mme Lefranc. Each figure is accompanied by a leaf with descriptive text and reference to the latest literature. A good copy with the bookplate of Sir Thomas Neame.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Le grand voyage du pays des Hurons (2 volumes)

      Librairie Tross 1865 - Quart de reliure cuir, plats marbrés, quatre faux nerfs et dorure au dos. Dominoterie et ex-libris en pages de garde. Cuir vert décoloré au dos. Sinon très bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1865 - [AMERICANA - 19th CENTURY EPHEMERA] AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL. Buffalo, NY: Express Printing Company for the American Cow Milking Machine Co. [n.d. ca. 1865]. 42 x 26 3/4 inches. Woodblock printing: Boldest typeface measures 10 inches tall. L. O. Colvin's "American Cow Milker" was patented in 1860 as the first use of teat cups with a vacuum. The milker was used in England, but the constant vacuum pressure caused problems with the cows' teats. He sold the patent in England for about $5,000, after selling over 1,500 machines. He continued to make improvements and was more successful in America where this undated broadside was published. "Triumphant Success | The Most Important and Valuable Invention of the 19th Century" proclaims the headline; the company is seeking business men to invest/sell the machines; the farmer is being courted. "A sure cure for aching hands & kicking cows." Several archival tape repairs to reverse with no loss of text. Heavy newsprint stock, printed in black. A few small closed tears to edges, and some light foxing. Very good overall. We have located a smaller version of this advertisement, but none this size.

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        STANWIX HALL! ROME, N.Y. W.B. SINK, PROPRIETOR [caption title].

      New York: Dopp & Nolan, [nd, ca. 1865]. - Photograph, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches; mounted on printed card stock, 16 x 19 3/4 inches. The image and card stock have equal, light tanning, otherwise the photograph is clean and unblemished. Minor chipping and staining to mount. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A large and impressive photograph of the Stanwix Hall Hotel, dating to around the end of the Civil War. The photograph shows the large, four- story hotel from an elevated height, across the corner of the building, showing the full length of two sides of the building. Men with top hats and women with parasols are shown on two balconies and in the open windows. Three horse-drawn carriages and a buckboard are also shown. Several other people stand in the doorway and one man leans against a large gas lamp. Two businesses are visible on the ground floor, one owned by "T. Flanagan," and the other a "Wholesale Liquor Store" which also sells tobacco and cigars. A sign for a wood coal yard is also visible in the foreground. The mount has dramatic large-type shaded print advertising the hotel. W.B. Sink moved to Rome, New York in 1865 and bought the Stanwix Hall Hotel and the adjacent Mansion House Hotel. He also opened the "Sink Opera House." This poster advertising the Stanwix was likely taken shortly after Sink bought the hotel, serving as a compelling advertisement for one of Rome's grandest buildings. An evocative promotional piece, offering much information about American economics, architecture, and culture at the close of the Civil War.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        "Our origin, dangers and duties. The annual address before the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Monrovia, July 26, 1865, the day of national independence; and repeated on Tuesday, August 1, 1865, at Caldwell, St. Paul's River"

      New York: "John A. Gray & Green, printers". 1865. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 42; original cream printed wrappers; minor soiling, else fine.& & Blyden (1832-1912) was the first Liberian to visit Lebanon where he went to study Arabic in the cause of pan-Africanism. He was born in the West Indies and later hailed from Sierra Leone. At various points in his career he was the president of Liberia College, was Liberian Secretary of State, Minister of the Interior, and Minister to Britain. Between 1850 and 1896 he visited the United States eight times. & & ""Blyden was easily the most learned and articulate champion of Africa and the Negro race in his own time. To his educated Negro contemporaries his achievements as litterateur, educator, theologian, politician, statesman, diplomat and explorer, were the most convincing refutation of the oft- repeated white charges of Negro inferiority. His teachings, incessantly propounded, that Negros had a history and a culture of which they could be proud, and that with the help New World Negros a progressive civilization could be built in Africa, gave members of his race a new pride and hope, and inspired succeeding generations of African nationalists and New World Negro leaders"" (Hollis R. Lynch, Edward Wilmot Blyden: Pan-Negro Patriot, Oxford University Press, 1967).& & Eight copies in OCLC: AAS, Harvard, Penn, NYPL, Rochester, Emory, Cornell, and LC."

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        Braunschweiger Tageblatt und Beilage zum Braunschweiger Tageblatt. Hier No. 1. 1866 Montag den 1. Januar 1866 bis No. 144. Donnerstag den 31. Mai 1866 komplett in einem Buch gebunden !

      Braunschweig, Braunschweiger Tageblatt Erpeditions-Local Bohlweg No. Achtundvierzig, 1865.. . 2°, ca. 800 Seiten, Halbleineneinband der Zeit - Einband leicht ber. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1865. Selten ! a79650

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        Lessons from The World of Matter and The World of Man. Selected from Notes of Unpublished Sermons by Rufus Leighton

      Boston: Published by Charles W. Slack. 1865. First. First edition. Green cloth gilt. A few tears at the bottom of the spine, short crack to the paper over the front hinge, modest wear to the boards, a very good copy. Inscribed by the editor to author and Thoreau biographer Frank B. Sanborn: "F.B. Sanborn, With best regards of R. Leighton. May 11, 1865." Both Sanborn (one of the Concord circle of transcendentalists that included Thoreau, Emerson, and the Alcotts) and Parker were abolitionists, as well as early and strong supporters of John Brown. Sanborn later published a biographical sketch of Parker. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry [Holland (1788-1873, physician)], 2 pages 8vo, 15 Stratford Place, oxford Street, 13 May 1865.

      - Inviting him to view the pictures that Lear had brought back with him for his travels. '. I was very sorry to find, by your card sent out to me at Nice, that you had called last December when I was away: the more that I had had a picture of Jo\'c3\'a1nnina I believe you would have liked to see, & which I regretted I had not asked you to come & look at, before it went away to Mr. Fairbairn who purchased it.'Lear probably painted several pictures of the landscape of Joannina in Greece.

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      KURRACHEE [KARACHI] PAKISTAN 1865 - On offer is a super handwritten manuscript 1865 diary of a Major [George Lynedoch] Carmichael [Smythe], [b. December 8, 1831 - d. January 29, 1903], of the 95th Regiment of Foot [Derbyshire] serving in Kurrachee [Karachi, Pakistan] as evidence by the holograph entry to the calendar at the front. A slip of ephemera being a loose slip relating to "Major Carmichael, 95th Regiment" being further confirmation. This is an amazing relic of British Colonial times at a superbly interesting time in Pakistan for an Officer of the famed Regiment. Various manuscript entries largely of a financial nature eg "Paid Fatigue Party for Porter - £2-1", "Drew for Company Pds. 400" but a number of other notes including an alphabet translation of an unidentified language but most probably local to Karachi and one particular section full page section written in another language we are not able to decipher. Married to Eva Saunders. BIO NOTES: Lt.-Col. George Lynedoch Carmichael was baptised with the name of George Lynedoch Carmichael Smythe. He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England. His name was legally changed to George Lynedoch Carmichael by Royal Licence. He fought in the Crimean War. He was decorated with the award of Order of Medjidie (5th Class). He was decorated with the award of Chevalier, Legion of Honour. He fought in the Indian Mutiny, where he was mentioned in despatches. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 95th Regiment. He held the office of Chief Constable of Worcestershire between 1871 and 1903. Thin card covers, good illustrated advertisement for Ransomes & Sims Agricultural Machinery, Ipswich to the back. With the original advertising inserts (8pp [Thurston & Co., Billiard Tables, Hobb's Locks etc.] & 4pp Royal Insurance Company). Some losses to the backstrip, some soiling, marks & rubs to the covers, creases & losses to two corners. The contents are slightly toned, with light foxing, small creases to the corners. Thirty two pages have handwritten entries from simple notes of finance or wages to more detailed weeks. Some losses to the blotting paper leaves, which have been well used. Otherwise clean & complete. Size: 24.5cm by 19cm. Overall G. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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        Oeuvres. Tomes Et 15

      Morgand, Paris - 1865-72 . 10 volumes reliés demi chagrin noir, dos à nerfs ornés, Tomes 5,6 et7 : (Notices Scientifiques 2,3 et 4); tome 9 : Voyages scientifiques; tomes 10, 11, Mémoires Scientifiques; tome 12 : Mélanges; tomes 13, 14, 15 : Astronomie populaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen über Gehirn und Rückenmark des Menschen und der Säugetiere.

      . Hrsg. u. bevorwortet v. Max Schultze nach dem Tode des Verf. - Braunschweig, 1865, 8°, XVII pp., (1 Bl.), 318 pp., 1 Anz.pp., mit 6 gefalt. lith. Taf. in Imperial-Oktav gezeichnet von O.F.C. Deiters, Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Rare First Edition! - Ex copy of Prof. Johannes Friedrich Miescher (1844 - 1895) the well known Swiss physician and biologist. He was the first researcher to isolate and identify nucleic acid. - - "Otto Friedrich Carl Deiters (1834-1863) holds the position of "Privatdozent der Medizin" when he dies at 29 years of age. His &quote;Studies on brain and spinal cord of man and mammals&quote; are found in his personal estate. They are in the form of an unfinished manuscript.. - Deiters' outstanding text begins with the following words: &quote;I have put myself to the task of making the central organs of the nervous system the subject of a thorough analysis in a comprehensive series of investigations...&quote; Deiters' histologic methods include cutting of thin sections and isolation of individual cells as well as a large battery of chemical pre- and post-treatments. His beautiful drawings betray, in addition to artistic talent, remarkable mastery of these methods; his technique of isolating (micro-dissecting) individual nerve cells requires an enviable micromanipulatory control of hands, armed only with the teasing tools - needles and the like - of that day. Among the many non-man mammals which Deiters studies, oxen seem to be his favourite subjects. There are not many areas of the central nervous system he does not draw into his investigation. - What was the image of truth which emerged? First of all: what, for Deiters, was a nerve cell (Ganglienzelle)? &quote;I don't know if there is an absolute defintion; however, I call every cell which is continuous with fragments of unequivocal nerve fibers, a nerve cell.&quote; He approaches this problem of neuron definition by describing all recognizable (morphologic) properties of those cells which may be assumed to be nerve cells. These properties may then be applied to other cells as criteria of their neuronal identity. Deiters' &quote;schematic picture&quote; (schematisches Bild) which resulted from this analysis could, in his opinion, be applied to practically all known CNS nerve cells. - That part of his picture which is most pertinent to this review can be summarized as follows: the nerve cell is a cell which bears on its soma one axon and several dendrites. This characterization of the nerve cell leaves room for an interesting elaboration. This elaboration was very much part of Deiters' picture. The reason that I treat it separately is that, in retrospect, it constitutes a side-branch of the neuron's ideogenetic tree: it was cut off by students of the nerve cell who came after Deiters. The elaboration is that nerve cells bear a second system of axons which emanate from the dendrites; (the first system consists of the one axon which issues from the soma). A summary of the nerve cell compartments as proposed by Deiters shall now be given. - The nerve cell body (Körper der Zelle) contains a nucleus with a nucleolus. The remainder of the soma is &quote;an irregularly shaped mass of protoplasma of granular appearance&quote;. From the fairly smooth contour of the soma there arise, in a gradual transition, a variable number of dendrites. Because of the great similarity between dendrites and soma (Deiters emphasizes this point) he names them &quote;protoplasmic processes&quote; (Protoplasmafortsätze). The dendrites repeatedly bifurcate; they finally become so thin that they &quote;lose themselves in the porous ground-substance&quote;; they cannot be seen to connect nerve cells with one another. It is impossible to confuse dendrites with axons. Deiters distinguishes two parts of the axon: the &quote;axonal process&quote; (Nervenfaser- oder Axencylinder-fortsatz) i.e., the portion of the axon seen to be directly attached to the soma; and the &quote;axon proper&quote; (Axencylinder), the more distal, myelinated portion of the axon. The axonal process - always one of its kind to a cell body - is clearly distinct from the protoplasmic processes: among other things, it is far less granular than the dendrites and it is stiffer; it is fairly straight, always unbranched and has a smooth contour. The point of emanation of the axonal process is usually on the cell body; it may also be on a proximal, stout dendrite branch. The axonal process narrows; .. The smallest diameter is reached &quote;at a distance which approximately equals the diameter of the cell body&quote;. Then the axon becomes wider and assumes its myelin sheath. It is obvious that Deiters, with great clarity, gives the first description of those structures which we now call the initial segment of the axon and the axon neck. (I propose that the somewhat macabre designation &quote;axon neck&quote; - macabre indeed: where is the head? - be replaced by &quote;Deiters' constriction&quote;.) - One of the similarities between dendrites and somata which Deiters notices may, at first, seem somewhat surprising to us: it is that both of them bear axons. This observation brings us to Deiters' fourth and last nerve cell compartment, the &quote;second extensive system of very small axons which are attached to the dendrites&quote;. These small axons differ from the large axon which sprouts from the soma, in triangular bases. Only rarely, as Deiters admits, does one see them surrounded with a myelin sheath. Although not explicit, it may be inferred that Deiters conceived these small axons to be only fragments which have one end attached to the dendrite and the other end broken off... Deiters did not depict their (i.e. the second order axons) mode of branching he did depict two such axons which acquire a myelin sheath. I am convinced that Deiters in describing his second system axons has given us an accurate portrayal of boutons terminaux and their pre-terminals. His morphologic interpretation diverges from ours: these small axons form, for him, &quote;a second system of egressing axons&quote; (ein zweites System abgehender Axencylinder) (my spacing). His functional interpretation converges with ours: these small axons may very well have the office of interconnecting the nerve cells... - In ending it should be said that we owe to Deiters' unique work a concept of the nerve cell which - one century old - comes very close to our own. All nerve cell studies of any significance performed since, have been influenced by the image of truth he left. Within the subsequent twenty-five years Deiters' image was to undergo some modifications and the nerve cell in which we now believe then emerged." - H.Hyden (Ed.), The Neuron, p. 40ff; Vera Sabine Deiters, Otto Friedrich Karl Deiters. Leben und Werk (2006), pp.77-83. - Garrison & Morton No.1271; Rothschuh Nr.1370

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        Treatise of Iron Ship Building and Its History and Progress

      Longmans, Green & Co. 1865 - FULL NAVY POLISHED CALF. The boards have two gilt ruled lines and are beautifully decorated in gilt design. The board edges are in gilt. Gilt turn ins with marble paper pastedowns and endpapers. The spine has 5 raised bands with gilt devices in 5 compartments. Red leather title label. All page edges are marbled. An extraordinarily beautiful and rare book. Four plates: frontispiece drawing of HMS Iron Clad "Warrior". The 3 other foldout plates are A) Longititudal Sections of the American Turret Vessel "Chickasaw"; B) The American Light Draught Monitor "Nauset"; and C) a plan of the "Nauset". There are another 65 wood engravings as well. A biography of William Fairbairn can be found on Wikipedia. An exceptionally beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The First of May 1865 or Genl. Moving Day in Richmond VA

      H. & W. Voight, New York 1865 - Hand-colored lithograph, 9½ x 11¾ inches. Lightly tanned, with minor wear. Very good. The Confederates rousted from Richmond A satirical political print showing "moving day" at Confederate headquarters in Richmond. The lithograph depicts Gen. Robert E. Lee loading old swords in a dog cart with two scrawny dogs attached, while Treasury Secretary George Trenholm hauls a string of boxes carrying worthless bonds over his shoulder, each bearing the name of a Confederate state. A box on the sidewalk marked "C.S.A. Treasury (on which a dog is unabashedly urinating) is also labeled as "Waste Paper," and the building in the background sports signs that read "Sheriff Sale" and "To let. Apply Lincoln & Co." Several individuals - including two African Americans, one thumbing his nose - look on. The title date of May 1 would lead one to think that this lithograph was issued on that date, but in fact it was probably issued earlier in the spring, before the collapse of the Confederacy, and is speculating on its demise with May 1 as a projected to date. In fact, Richmond was occupied by Union troops on April 3. Likewise, the reference to "Lincoln & Co." is unlikely after his death on April 15. Finally, Treasury Secretary Trenholm had resigned on April 27, although this detail might have escaped a cartoonist. A very rare image; We locate copies at the American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress, Yale, Virginia Historical Society, and Brown University. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travel Letters written to his mother and sister while on an 1857-1858 trip to South America and an Extended Voyage ¿Around the World¿ from 1865-1868

      - Collection contains 61 letters, totaling some 572 pages, plus several incomplete letters and fragments, mailing envelopes, miscellaneous memoranda, documents and invoices pertaining to Nisbet¿s travels. Plus miscellaneous family correspondence, ephemera, etc. Highly interesting and detailed travel letters describing two trips undertaken by Nisbet, a wealthy and well connected New Yorker, one to South America in 1858, and a later journey around the world which lasted from 1865-1868. Nisbet was an intrepid traveler often journeying to places unfrequented by Americans including a trip up the Nile, the Holy Land, Russia, India, including Kashmir and the Himalayas, China and Japan. Nisbet¿s letters are vivid and descriptive, some run to ten and twenty pages in length, and provide his impressions of each country and locale visited. His letters from Egypt, Palestine, India, China and Japan are of great interest. Nisbet in addition shipped home a large amount of artifacts and artworks amongst other items from each country. Nisbet was a wealthy young man, whose family owned properties both in Yonkers and in New York City, and whose income allowed him to undertake this extensive tour and to effectively retire from business in 1865, at the age of thirty. Nisbet¿s correspondence is a superb collection of 19th century American travel letters, far beyond the typical ¿Grand Tour¿ letters often encountered. Nisbet¿s obituary in the New York Times of February 6, 1906 provides a brief synopsis of his life: ¿William F. Nisbet of 400 West End Avenue, a well-known resident of this city, died yesterday of apoplexy, aged 71 years. On his mother's side he was of old Dutch stock. His father was a Presbyterian clergyman of Scotch descent. In early life he was interested in the Architectural Iron Works, but in 1865, retired from business and became an extensive traveler and art collector. He resided in Yonkers for many years, where for a long time he was President of the Board of Education. Mr. Nisbet was of striking and magnetic personality, and a gentleman of the old school. He leaves a wife and two sons.¿

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And The New Testaments. Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed To Be Read In Churches

      Oxford University Press, 1865. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.Oxford University Press,1865(MDCCCLXV).Full leather.Large format hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,some nicks,dents and scratches on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some scratches on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,some ink marks and small foxing marks inside the front and back cover,small foxing/ink marks and creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.The book is divided in two sections: The books of the Old Testament and The books of the New Testament.Also contains two pages with George Mitchell and Rebecca Browne Stokes wedding registration(1868) plus their six kids birth registration dates from 1870 to 1887.Please note: This is oversized and very heavy book(approx 6 Kg plus).

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        Tone des Worgenlandes

      Detroit, Mich.: Druck von A. & C. Marxhausen. 1865. First. First edition. Text in German. Contemporary quarter calf and papercovered boards. Joints rubbed and worn, a near very good copy of this poetry collection by a Prussian-born immigrant who was serving as a rabbi in Detroit. He later became an important figure in the Jewish reform movement. Very scarce. OCLC locates six copies under two entries. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Über die vulkanischen Erscheinungen in der Eifel und über die Metamorphie der Gesteine durch erhöhte Temperatur. Herausgegeben von J. Roth.

      Berlin, Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1865. 4to. pp. (2), 77, (1), with 4 folded tables and 5 (3 folding) coloured maps. Original printed boards. A very scarce posthumously published work, edited by J. Roth, of one of the leading chemists of the period. It was published in the 'Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften'. Mitscherlich intended to publish a large work on the volcanous of Germany, however, this is all published. "Mitcherlich's early interest in geology and mineralogy continued throughout his life. He was particularly concerned with the production of artificial minerals through the fusion of silica with various metallic oxides, and achieved some valuable results in such experiments. In his last years he made a number of journeys to the most important European volcanoes to gather data toward a general theory of volcanoes, the subject of his last, posthumously published, articles (DSB IX, p. 425).

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      Boston, MA: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. 23 pages of text. Original salmon-colored printed wrappers are bound in. Wraps and title page show rubbing to the extremities, slight soiling, and a few tiny tears with no loss. One interior leaf has a tear in the margin with no loss. Bound in nineteenth century three quarter brown morocco, with marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers. Spine is decorated with gilt lettering. Binding shows minor rubbing to the extremities, with minimal damage due to skinning on one corner piece. American Navy, Folklore. Bound handsomely. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      1865 - Philately; Postal Cover; Civil War Cover; CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM CONFEDERATE PRISONER OF WAR, WITH ORIGINAL POSTAL COVER, 1865 JOHNSON ISLAND OHIO CAMP OFFICERS. A spectacular example of Civil war letter from confederate prisoner of war with original postal cover, 1865 Johnson Island Ohio camp officers. A spectacular cover with two circular postmarks, one of Sandusky Ohio, a clear 'Due 2' inked stamp and a well struck PRISONER'S LETTER, JOHNSONS ISLAND inked stamp. Addressed to Richmond Va March 14th 1865. Ink with normal fading but still clear. "US Prison Depot Johnson Island, OhioMarch 14th 1865Col. J. W. M. Wilten, Dr. Sir, Yours of February 14th came to hand today, was truly glad to hear from you and my relations. I am in fine spirits at this time, looking forward to the time when I will be called upon for exchange if everything goes on well, my "turn" will come, in about six weeks. Cousin Edel will leave in the next squad, he is very much excited over the idea of getting back, and I think he has improved in looks considerably since he has been xxx for that purpose. I have not heard from Lt. Thompson for some time, perhaps he's gone on exchange. In regard to the tobacco, I am very glad you did not send it at this particular time, though if I am so unfortunate as to remain here during the summer it will be very acceptable and hope you will make the necessary arrangements with Perncell to ship me a small box when I write again, if it is your intention to send Ben tobacco, do not send together, direct separately, otherwise we could not divide with each other. I often hear from Joe and Frank. They are well, all of the Lazerwell boys here are well. The health of this place is very good. I will be pleased to hear from you again. Give my love to all my friends and relations. Yours Respectfully, James PeeryPSI enclose you a stamp, perhaps you can't get them. "This letter has been carefully framed and stored with the original envelope, with stamp and postal markings. Johnson's Island is a 300-acre (121.4 ha) island in Sandusky Bay, located on the coast of Lake Erie, 3 miles (5 km) from the city of Sandusky, Ohio. It was the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Confederate officers captured during the American Civil War. Johnson's Island was the only Union prison exclusively for Southern officers but it also held regular soldiers. During its three years of operation, more than 15,000 men were incarcerated there. (history courtesy of Wikipedia) Not examined out of frame. ; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Horatius Bonar - 1865 - ALS

      - Absolutely superb 2.5pp ALS dating 1865, again to James Hamilton, eminent pastor of the Scotch National Church, Regent Square, London. A very personal letter discussing in quite witty language, the incurable habit of Dr. Alfred Edersheim of being tardy for every engagement. He also mentions preaching for John Milne of Perth, etc. First rate.

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        Storia naturale degli Uccelli che nidificano in Lombardia, ad illustrazione della raccolta ornitologica dei fratelli Ercole ed Ernesto Turati. Con tavole litografate e colorate prese dal vero da O. Dressler.

      Milano, coi tipi del Pio Istituto del Patronato, 1865-1868. 2 volumes. Large folio (443 x 314mm). With a chromo-lithographed frontispiece and 120 chromo-lithographed plates of which 14 double-page. Contemporary half green morocco, spines in 5 compartments richly gilt. A superbly produced work on the birds of Lombardy (northern Italy) of which only 100 copies were issued. The fine plates are by Oscar Dressler. According to Nissen in his 'Illustrierte Vogelbücher' this German artist in an excellent way portrayed the birds, the chickens and their nests. The birds are shown in their natural habitat and some of the fine plates are finished by hand. The birds are described in great detail and are mostly illustrated life-size. The present publication is one of the three great Italian birds books, an honour Bettoni shares with Manetti and Bonaparte.//A fine copy of this rare work, a few plates with some very faint discoloration and one plate with small marginal repair. //Fine Bird Books p. 59; Nissen IVB, 94; Casey Wood p. 236.

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        Memoir of John Yates Beall

      John Lovell, Montreal 1865 - Full original purple cloth. Blindstamp design to both covers. Cloth is worn with some dampstaining and wrinkling to the edge of the top of the rear board. Spine is faded with gilt title. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Tissue guarded frontispiece of John Yates Beall. A very rare memoir of a Confederate spy. 297 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine, of Flowers, Fruits and General Horticulture. Third Volume for 1864 - First Edition.

      Journal of Horticulture Office 1865 - Journal of Horticulture, London, 1865. Bound in full brown calf Leather, with gilt trims - lovely raised spines with gilt decoration. Plain Boards. Book Condition: Excellent. 1st Edition. Imp 8vo. pp 288, with 13 hand coloured plates and numerous woodcuts. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, bright clean and complete - with excellent tight bindings. Minimal - seriously minimal, foxing on the very odd page. Previous owners name on end boards. Beautifully preserved copy of this rare collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album of original watercolors of flowers

      n.p., ca. 1831-1865 - An album of highly accomplished amateur watercolors of flowers - including the double oleander, tiger lilly, China rose, viola, poppy, and tulip (AMATEUR ART) Folio (images from approx. 11 1/2 x 9 in to 16 x 10 1/2 in). 42 watercolors on artist's board or paper, mounted in album, titled with common or Latin names below the image. Quarter contemporary brown morocco and pebbled cloth, t.e.g. With a presentation on the ffep, "Emily Davis/ A Legacy from her cousin/ Emma White,/ The Artist./ Obit 18 April 1888." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        St. Goar on the Rhine

      London 1865 - Chromolithograph. Trimmed and mounted on board as issued. In excellent condition, with the exception of a tear in the image. Scratch in upper section of image with small puncture mark. Image size: 16 ¾ x 25 13/16. A picturesque view of St. Goar on the Rhine by the celebrated landscape painter, Thomas Richardson. Thomas M. Richardson , born and died in Newcastle upon Tyne, but spent a considerable amount of time traveling in France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and produced lithographs of the watercolours he did there. This excellent study on the Rhine being a perfect example. The printing, a major element in the success of a chromolithograph, was done by M. & N. Hanhart. Richardson was son and pupil of T. M. Richardson the Elder, who taught him to work in oils and watercolours. After his father's death, Richardson the Younger worked exclusively in watercolour. He was a member of the Society of Painters in Watercolour and a member of the Royal Scottish Academy. Chromolithography was achieved by using a series of carefully registered tint stones to create a smooth richly coloured image. This printing process became immensely popular towards the end of the nineteenth century and was widely used in fine art as well as commercial printing. One of the most important chromolithographic firms was M & N Hanhart in London. The firm, founded by Michael Hanhart, began publishing its first prints in 1840 and remained in business until the end of the century. Hanhart's was known for its large separately published chromolithographs, but it printed everything from book illustrations to song sheets. This stunning print after Richardson is a fine example of Hanhart's superior chromolithographs. Its intense colour and meticulous detailing is common of Hanhart's superior printing techniques representing the best example of nineteenth century chromolithography. Benezit, Dictionary of Artists.

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        Five Weeks' Sport in the Interior of the Himalayas; together with a Description of the Game found there. Also A few Hints regarding Equipment, &c.

      London: Francis Thimm, 1865 - First edition. Small 8vo. pp. 132; heavy browning of glue to fixed endpapers, minor soiling, very good in the original blind-stamed green cloth, minor wear to extremities, a little marking to cloth. Mathias hunted in the region of the headwaters of the Ganges for that, barking deer, serow, and other game. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And The New Testaments. Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed To Be Read In Churches.

      Oxford University Press 1865. Hardcover Book Condition: Very good VGC.Oxford University Press,1865(MDCCCLXV).Full leather.Large format hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,some nicks,dents and scratches on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some scratches on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,some ink marks and small foxing marks inside the front and back cover,small foxing/ink marks and creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.The book is divided in two sections: The books of the Old Testament and The books of the New Testament.Also contains two pages with George Mitchell and Rebecca Browne Stokes wedding registration(1868) plus their six kids birth registration dates from 1870 to 1887.Please note: This is oversized and very heavy book(approx 6 Kg plus)..

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        Docketed by Brady, a letter from the nephew of photographer Charles D. Fredricks to Brady concerning financial matters

      Docket ?E L Cook / May 18, 1865? by Mathew B. Brady on verso of second sheet of an Autograph Letter Signed ?E.L. Cook,? 2.5p, 5? x 8?, front & verso. New York, May 18, 1865. To Brady. Stain at lower corner. Fine condition.As the Civil War came to an end, the interest in battlefield photographs waned and Brady suffered a number of financial setbacks. Cook writes, in part, ?Mr. Fredricks will be home on the 23rd and I hope you will do all you can before that time as he has written me often about that matter and I have done the best I could to make matters easy for you. The whole amt. you have paid so far is on a/c $200.00. interest 30.00. $230.00. The interest for 3 months is $35. His partner tried hard to prevent his loaning the money and it was only owing to my urgent request that he did loan it so that I feel as sorry as you do about the matter ... Please write me at once and at least try and pay up the interest due. You

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And The New Testaments. Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed To Be Read In Churches.

      Oxford University Press 1865 - VGC.Oxford University Press,1865(MDCCCLXV).Full leather.Large format hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,some nicks,dents and scratches on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some scratches on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,some ink marks and small foxing marks inside the front and back cover,small foxing/ink marks and creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.The book is divided in two sections: The books of the Old Testament and The books of the New Testament.Also contains two pages with George Mitchell and Rebecca Browne Stokes wedding registration(1868) plus their six kids birth registration dates from 1870 to 1887.Please note: This is oversized and very heavy book(approx 6 Kg plus). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia

      Milano: Francesco Pagnoni, Tipografo Editore, 1865. ril mezza pelle (half-leather binding). Molto buono (Very Good)/Tre tavole mancanti nel primo volume "inferno" (situazione riscontrata in altre copie dell'opera, per cui la mancanza sembra poter attribuirsi alla fase di stampa). Leggere abrasioni agli spigoli dei dorsi, piatti con lievi scoloriture. 4to.

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      Kimmel & Foster, New York 1865 - 140 x 203 mm (5 1/2 x 8"). Attractively matted. Evidence of previous matting (faint brown line at bottom and along right, outside the image, where earlier mat must have been), otherwise fresh, clean, uncreased, and altogther fine. Looking at the island from a southern vantage point, this is a fascinating view of Manhattan and environs at the end of the Civil War, before the great bridges spanned the river. The surprisingly verdant Battery Park is in the foreground, with ships docked at the piers on the tip of the island. The river is swarming with boats, from three-masted tall ships to steamships and ferries--and more vessels are docked all around the edges of the island and across the river at the Brooklyn piers. The great bridges that will connect Manhattan with the outer boroughs have yet to be built, and the tallest structures in the city are the church steeples. In the far distance uptown, we can see the beginnings of Frederick Law Olmstead's Central Park. The density of the buildings and the bustling river traffic establish it as a vital commercial center, the seed of what would become the financial capital of the world. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter Signed.

      Dumas Pere, N.p., N.D. [1865] - Dumas, Pere, Alexander (1802-1870). Author of The Three Musketeers. 8vo., Autograph letter to Albéric. Signed. 1 1/2 pages on blue paper. An amazing letter. Dumas asks Albéric to insert in his newspaper "ce petit mot de moi qui annonce que le mousquetaire eat ressuscité et qui invite vos abonnés, dont le plus grand nombre m'a marqué rant de sympathy pour m'a salade et m'a soupe au choux, à lire le núméro du 3 November quoique'il n'y ait ni menu ni recette". Il fait ensuit allusion au Baron Brisse qui, après Emile de Girardin, remplace dans un journal si advantageusement le feuilleton". An amusing letter with good reference to The Musketeers, wrote a book of recipes & worked for the newspaper. Dumas was a French writer best known for his historical adventure novels including, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, & The Vicomte de Bragelonne. These, his non-fiction works, & his many plays made Dumas one of the most widely read French authors in the world. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Sheet Music- Pres. Lincoln's Funeral March, Lincoln's Funeral March, Sounds from the Forest: Skylark Waltz, Rosecrans Victory Schottisch, The Four Belles: Belle Georgina, Smith's March, Agatha, Do They THink of Me At Home?, The Long Long Weary Day

      Privately Printed, USA 1865 - Privately Bound for Mrs. M. & H. Dieker in 3/4 morocco leather binding with raised bands and gilt on the spine and on the edges of the morocco. Morocco label on the cover with gilt design and gilt letters. Various 19th century works of music arranged for piano and for piano with voice. Published between 1848 - 1865. Published in American cities. The Works are: Pres. Lincoln's Funeral March (A Tribute to Pres. Lincoln), by T. M. Brown- 1865; Lincoln's Funeral March, by Ch. Jos. Fischer, 1865; Hawthorn Leaves: Listen to the Mocking Bird, by Grobe- 1864; Sounds From the Forest No. 7: Skylark Waltz- 1864; Pearl Drops No 5: Sensation Waltz, by Julius Becht- 1863; Short and Sweet Popular Melodies arranged for two Performers No. 16: Nellie's Favorite Gallop, by C. Berger- 1859; Short and Sweet Popular Melodies arranged for two Performers No. 17: Sweet Alice Waltz, by C. Berger- 1859; Short and Sweet Popular Melodies arranged for two Performers No. 7: Rataplan Quickstep, by C. J. Berger- 1859; Short and Sweet Popular Melodies arranged for two Performers No. 14: Tyrolese Gallop, by C. Berger- 1859; Short and Sweet Popular Melodies arranged for two Performers No. 13: Indiana Polka, by C. Berger- 1859; Rosecrans Victory Schottisch, by Gabriel Miesse, Jr. - 1863; The Four Belles: La Belle Georgine, by L. Grannis- 1868; Rosecrans Victory Schottisch, by Gabriel Miesse, Jr. - 1863; Indiana Polka, by Edmund Jaeger- 1856; Love's Chidings: Mazourka Caprice, by A. Pacher- 1865; Smith's March, by J. T. Martin- 1848; The Detroit Schottisch, by A. Couse- 1854; Sack Waltz, by John A. Metcalf- 1862; Enticement Song, by J. Dessauer and Eichendorf (English and Geman)- 1865; Repertoire of German Songs No. 11: Elogy of Tears, Franz Schubert; Repertoire of German Songs No. 13: In the Eye There Lies the Heart, by Franz Abt.; Then Brush away Each Dripping Tear or, Thou Wouldst not Have Me Stay, by Jas. W. Johson-1864; Priscilla Polka, by Gabriel Miesse, Jr. - 1865; Repertoire of German Songs No. 12: The Tyrolese and His Child, Styrian Air; At Hom Thou Art Remember'd Still, by Jas. W. Johnson and William Cumming- 1863; Resignation, words by Longfellow, Music by Mrs. M. O'Connell- 1865; Repertoire of German Songs No. 10: From the Alps, by Proch; Gems of Classic Song No 2: When The Swallows Homeward Fly: Agatha, by F. Abt.-1855; Do They Think of Me at Home, by C. W. Glover; The Tear (Die Thrane), by F. Gumbert and T. Kucken; Come Home, Papa, by Wm. Martin- 1863; The Long, Long Weary Day (Den Lieben Langen Tag)- 1852; The Refuge- Will S. Hays- 1865; Eulalie, by Stephen C. Foster and H. S. Cornwell- 1851; The Spine is damaged and there is tape and the top and bottom of it. However, the binding is still good. Some light foxing, but it is intermitent. There are several black & white illustrated covers worth mentioning. Especially notable is the first tune, "Pres. Lincoln's Funeral March" with an intricate and beautiful illustrated cover of Pres. Lincoln. "The Four Belles" also has a beautifully illustrated cover of four women. Most of these works were published during the Civil War, and many directly refer to events surrounding the war, such as the two tributes to Pres. Lincoln and "Rosecrans Victory Schottisch". Rosecrans was an Officer in the Union army. There is also a tribute to Gen. Persifor Smith who was a major figure in the conflict between the United States and Mexico during the early 19th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere

      New York - George Routledge and Sons 1865 - Charles Knight's pictorial edition of the works of Shakespeare. Complete in eight volumes. The second edition, revised. The set consists of a biography of Shakespeare, the Comedies in two volumes, the Tragedies on two volumes, the Histories in two volumes and the Doubtful Plays. Charles Knight (15 March 17919 March 1873) was an English publisher and author. The son of a bookseller and printer at Windsor, he was apprenticed to his father. On completion of his indentures he took up journalism and had an interest in several newspaper speculations, including the Windsor, Slough and Eton Express. In 1823, in conjunction with friends he had made as publisher (18201821) of The Etonian, he started Knight's Quarterly Magazine, to which Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Derwent Coleridge and Thomas Macaulay contributed. It lasted for only six issues, but it made Knight's name as publisher and author, beginning a career which lasted over forty years. With many beautiful illustrations throughout. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright with occasional spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Heidelberg, 4. Januar 1865.. 1/3 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. Wohl an Emil Du Bois-Reymond: &quote;Postscript zum gestrigen Briefe: Lieber Freund Die Geldsache ist schon erledigt; es war Geld was Deinem Bruder nachgeschickt worden ist [ ]&quote;. - Knickspuren.

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        A Description of the Diseased Conditions of the Knee-Joint Which Require Amputation of the Limb and Those Conditions Which are Favourable to Excision of the Joint: with an Explanation of the Relative Advantages of Both Operations as Far as Can be Ascertained by Cases Properly Authenticated

      John Churchill and Sons, London 1865 - Small Quarto. 26cm. Library Binding Hardcover. First Edition. 1865. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. xix + 192pp. With 10 color plates, numerous in-text illustrations and tables, and a tipped-in photographic frontispiece. Rebound in sturdy black buckram with gilt lettering on the side. Hinges and textblock are sturdy. Pages are clean and intact; previous owner name written on title page. "A valuable contribution to the knowledge and surgical treatment of diseases of the knee-joint." [Garrison-Morton 4336] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen und speciellen Chirurgie mit Einschluss der topographischen Anatomie, Operations- und Verbandlehre. Herausgegeben von (F.) Pitha und (Ch.A.Th.) Billroth.

      Enke,, Erlangen bzw. Stuttgart, 1865 - 4 Bände in 19 Bänden + Atlasband. Erlangen bzw. Stuttgart, Enke, 1865-1882. 8°. Mit 136 Stahlstichen und 52 lithographierten Umrisstafeln im Atlasband sowie 95 Tafeln und über 2000 Textholzschnitten in den Textbänden. Schwarze Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch.-H. I, 1542 und 4620. - Vollständiges Exemplar des umfangreichsten deutschen chirurgischen Werkes der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Von schönster Erhaltung. Komplett selten. Sprache: Deutsch Schwarze Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rückenvergoldung.

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      Henry Cairey Baird, Philadelphia 1865 - We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 vol . The Practical Draughtsman's Book of Industrial Design, and Machinist's and Engineer's Drawing Companion: Forming a complete course of Mechanical, Engineering, and Architectural Drawing Philadelphia: H. C. Baird, 1865. 4to, orig. Gilt-lettered brown cloth; rather scuffed, some edge wear. With 55 plates, most double-page or fold. , 1 color plate. Some offsetting & occasional quite minor dampstaining to back matter. Graphic of title page also available. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems. Selected and Edited by Robert Aris Willmott. Illustrated with One Hundred Designs by Birket Foster, J. Wolf, and John Gilbert etc, Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel

      [by Richard Clay for] Frederick Warne & Co, London 1865 - Engraved frontispiece portrait and wood engravings throughout the text. Small 4to. [229 x 168 x 40 mm]. [10]ff, 379, [1] pp. Contemporary binding of brown goatskin over slightly bevelled boards, the covers with a blind triple fillet border and blind panel enclosing a geometrical arrangement of blind ornaments and the title lettered in gilt. The spine divided into six panels, lettered in gilt in the second, the others with blind ornaments, the turn-ins tooled with gilt fillets and a roll, plain endleaves, gilt edges. Occasional spotting or light foxing, and the edges of the last few leaves slightly frayed. The binding is bold and in a very good state.

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      Gide et J. Baudry, Paris - T. O. Weigel, Leipzig - Librairie des Sciences Nat. Théodore Morgand 1865 - RO40142975: 5 tomes d'env. 700 pages chacun. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Titre, tomaison, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes (et traces d') de code sur les dos. Tampon et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Epidermures en coiffe de pied du tome I. Publié d'après son ordre sous la dir. de M. J.A. Barral. Tome I: Le tonnerre. Electro-magnétisme. Electricité animale. Magnétisme terrestre. Aurores boréales. Tome II: Notice sur les machines à vapeur. Explosions des machines à vapeur. Les chemins de fer. Sur les chaux. Navigation. Tome III: Les phares. Les fortifications. Les puits forés. Tome IV: De la scintillation. Constitution physique du Soleil et des étoiles. Notice sur les éclipses, etc. Tome V: Sur la prédiction du temps. De l'influence de la Lune, etc. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 500-SCIENCES DE LA NATURE ET MATHEMATIQUES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum, cum versione latina Ariae Montani, in quo tum selecti versiculi 1900, quibus omnes Novi Testamenti voces continentur, astericis notantur:

      Philadelphia : Lippincott 1865 - Text in double columns. Description: 755 p. 19 cm. Notes: Romanized. Related names: Leusden, Johannes, 1624-1699. Arias Montano, Benito, 1527-1598. Subjects; Bible. N.T. Latin. Arias Montanus. 1831. Minor library marks remain internally. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 755 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hottingen near Zürich, 20. X. 1865. - Large 4to. 2½ pp. on 4 ff. A very long and comprehensive letter to Franz von Pfistermeister, cabinet secretary of Ludwig II of Bavaria, on preliminary works for a Festival Theatre for Wagner in Munich. The project was pursued for a few years, but finally not realised. Instead of Munich, Ludwig decided to build the Theatre in Weimar; nevertheless, Semper's original drafts were used, but witthout the architect's permission. In his letter, Semper writes very detailed about the central position of the orchestra, the stage, and the auditorium. He refers to Wagner, with whom he talked on the project, and his ideas of designing the interior. - The foundation stone of the Festival Theatre at Weimar was laid on Wagner's birthday in May 1872; the building construction was realised under the German architect Otto Brückwald, and the building was first opened for the premiere of the complete four-opera cycle of "Der Ring des Nibelungen", from August 13, 1876 to August 17, 1876. One year later Wagner wrote to Semper: "Das Theater ist, wenn auch grob und kunstlos, nach Deinen Entwürfen ausgeführt" ("The theater is, even if crude and artless, executed according to your drafts"; cf. Hermann Sturm, Alltag & Kult, Basel 2003, p. 109f.). - Somewhat browned and spotty; fol. 1 nearly torn in the centerfold, small tears and slight ruststains.

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        On the Exploration of the North Polar Regions - Together with Original Letter Signed By Osborn

      William Cloves, London 1865 - These are the administrative papers of the Royal Geographical Society of London which contain letters and dissertations as well as lectures made by explorers. They were published annually as the 'Proceedings' and were separately published from the Society's Journal. Presented here is a double volume No. 8 and No. 9 from 1863 - 1865 which contains a number of polar articles such as the one by Osborn (30 pages). Also present are Petermann (North Polar Exploration), Hickson (Climate and Exploration of North Pole), Markham (Best route for North Polar Exploration), Murchison (Speech on North Polar Exploration), Lady Franklin (Letter on North Poklar Expedition), Linnean Society (Minute on North Polar Expedition), Jansen (Early Dutch Navigators in Arctic Regions and Notes on the Ice between Greenland and Nova Zembla), Hayes (Scientific Results of American Arctic Expedition). Accompanied by a highly detailed Table of Voyages Towards the North Pole, detailing the captain and ship, the latitude and the nature of observation as well as some crucial remarks. These papers clearly summarize the current knowledge of Arctic waters after the Inglefield and McClintock expeditions which brought proof of Franklin's demise. They also clearly demonstrate the effort put forth by the Royal Geographical and Linnean Society to lobby the government to mount another expedition so as not not lose the Arctic advantage to other nations. Accompanying the volume is an ALS by Sherard Osborn advising his correspondent that his election for Fellow of the RGS is not up until the next meeting.

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