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        The Book Of Were-Wolves; Being An Account Of A Terrible Superstition

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1865 - A remarkably clean, bright and pristine copy - one I spent 40 years trying to find in acceptable condition. Original red cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt on the front panel and again, and in even greater detail, on the spine. This copy with the book-plate of Mrs. Sabine Baring-Gould, the author's wife, affixed to the front paste-down. Now housed in a lovely drop-back box, bound in quarter red morocco and lettered in gilt. A stunning copy of a book famously hard to locate in any condition. His published works now total over 1200 titles and the list appears to be growing. Wonderful and frightening frontispiece engraving is present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of New York and Vicinity

      New York: Valentine, 1865. New York: Valentine, 1865. Map. Hand-colored lithograph. 33.5 x 20.5". This fantastic and rare map of New York City and its surrounding areas was originally prepared for the 184 edition Valentine's "Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York," a richly illustrated collection of facts and statistics related to the city. It depicts Manhattan Island at the center from the Battery up to 132nd St. Around Manhattan are the waterfront areas of Brooklyn, Astoria, Hoboken and Jersey City. The map owes its wonderfully graphic quality to its vertical orientation, precise grid and finely shaded sections of the city. Of note is a striking rendering of Central Park, hand-colored in green and blue to convey the park's organic beauty within the regular geometry of the city streets. The left margin of the map is incomplete where it has been removed from the manual, and the missing section cuts slightly into the left border of the map. Otherwise, the map is in very good condition, with only minor foxing and slightly torn edges. Mathew Dripps (-1896) was a prominent cartographer remembered most for his maps of New York City. This beautifully composed map would be an outstanding addition to any collection or home.

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        Eighändiges Manuskript mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. 1 1/2 S. auf 2 Bll.

      (um 1865).. 28,5x18,5 cm. (wohl erhalten). Auflage:0. Domenico Berti (1820-1897), ital. Philosoph und Staatsmann, Professor in Turin und Rom, Staatsminister in mehreren Ämtern. Kleine politisch-philosophische Abhandlung mit Unterschrift "Berti". Auf der Rückseite des ersten Blattes ist zusätzlich ein fünfstrophiges Gedichtmanuskript montiert, gewidmet Maria Gaspari und signiert "J. Rota". Aus dem Album von Maria Gaspari.

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        Miners and Travelers' Guide to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Via the Missouri and Columbia Rivers

      New York: Published by Wm. M. Franklin, 1865 New York: Published by Wm. M. Franklin, 1865. First edition. 153pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Light brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. Fold-out map present at the rear and in good shape with no tears or wear. In advising emigrants entering the Pacific Northwest, Captain Mullan furnishes a day-by-day itinerary of the route from Fort Benton, on the Missouri River, through the mountains to the Walla Walla in Washington Territory. After these directions he continues with a general description of the resources of the entire region, including the text of an address that he made to the American Geographical and Statistical Society of New York entitled "The Geography, Topography and Resources of the Northwestern Territories." This work contains an excellent account of the mountain regions of the Northwest with particulars of the firsts discoveries of gold in Idaho and Montana. Wagner-Camp 420a. Graff 2933. Howes M885

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        Madagascar and its People.

      London: Longman, Green, Longmann, Roberts 1865. With map. XII + 304 + 24 pp. Uncut and partly unopened in publisher's green cloth with goldprint on spine and blind tooled lines on boards

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        Miners and Travelers' Guide to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Via the Missouri and Columbia Rivers

      New York: Published by Wm. M. Franklin, 1865. New York: Published by Wm. M. Franklin, 1865. First edition. 153pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Light brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. Fold-out map present at the rear and in good shape with no tears or wear. In advising emigrants entering the Pacific Northwest, Captain Mullan furnishes a day-by-day itinerary of the route from Fort Benton, on the Missouri River, through the mountains to the Walla Walla in Washington Territory. After these directions he continues with a general description of the resources of the entire region, including the text of an address that he made to the American Geographical and Statistical Society of New York entitled "The Geography, Topography and Resources of the Northwestern Territories." This work contains an excellent account of the mountain regions of the Northwest with particulars of the firsts discoveries of gold in Idaho and Montana. Wagner-Camp 420a. Graff 2933. Howes M885

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        Illustrations of the Fungi of our Fields and Woods.

      London, Lovell Reeve & Co. 1865 - 1st ed. Second Series only. 10 hand-coloured litho plates, original gilt and blindstamped cloth, later matching spine, inner hinges repaired, owner's bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator . . . With Maps and Illustrations [with] Supplementary Appendix to Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. With Contributions by H.W. Bates, F.R.S

      John Murray. John Murray. First edition of both volumes.. Spines faded; nick to the fore-edge of the first volume; minor fold tears to large folding map; endpapers of vol. 2 foxed; a fresh and bright set.. 2 vols, 4to, original olive cloth, gilt lettering and decorations. Large folding map in pocket at rear, three maps, 20 plates and 118 text illustrations in vol. 1; 14 plates and 42 text illustrations in vol. 2. Whymper, a wood engraver-cum-mountaineer was perhaps best known for his catastrophic 1865 descent from the Matterhorn, during which four of his party perished. Twenty-three years later, he summitted many of the Andean peaks of Ecuador. These informative and beautifully illustrated volumes are the fruit of that more successful expedition. Bookplate of Lee Lawrence Stopple on the front paste-down of vol. 1; later signature of A.C. Alvarez on the flyleaf of vol. 2.

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        On The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1865. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green,, 1865. Octavo. Buff wrappers, front wrapper lettered in black. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box. An excellent copy with minor foxing to the wrappers and an ownership inscription to the front wrapper. First edition, commercial offprint issue. One of the three forms in which the first edition was printed. First printed in the Journal of the Linnean Society, in green wrappers, the other two forms are offprints (one commercial and one for the author), with the same typesetting and in buff wrappers.

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        The Guide-book: A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medinah

      London: Printed for the Author by William Clowes & Sons, 1865. London: Printed for the Author by William Clowes & Sons, 1865. First Edition of a rare book; publisher?s printed green wrappers; minor creasing, soiling and wear; at least a very good copy; in a custom cloth folder.

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        Mecanique de l'Echange

      Paris - A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1865. Paris - A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first editionof thiseconomic text by the major banker and promoter of bimetallism, Cernuschi. With a golden bookbinder's label to the rear pastedown reading: 'M. Dasset, Bruxelles. Relieur 12-14 rue des Paroissiens'. The original paper wraps have been bound in. In French. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, with slight browning to page edges, with foxing throughout. Slight marks to wraps. Professional repairs to front wrap and halftitle. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Scout And Ranger Being The Personal Adventures Of Corporal Pike

      J. R. Hawley & Company, Cincinnati 1865 - xi, 394pp, errata, illustrated with 24 full-page engravings on heavy plate paper, including a frontis portrait, publisher's blind embossed brown cloth, orange pastedowns and endpapers, extremities and corners worn through, front board detached, but present, rear board holding by cords, light occasional foxing, old ink signature at front endpaper, short closed tears at page 113 have been neatly repaired with archival tape, leaf ix/x which is among the Contents pages, is missing, gilt-embossed spine cloth has come loose and is laid-in at the front of the book. From the text, "But I cannot but believe that my adventures in that most dangerous and romantic of all branches of the service--while acting the part of a scout-during the late long and bloody war against the most gigantic rebellion known to history, will be read with interest, not only by the patriotic people of the loyal states, for whom my life was risked, but by thousands in the South--violent rebels--who will, in these pages first recognize me, in my true character, as a soldier of the Union; though oft I have partaken of their hospitalities, and been their familiar companion; and many a rebel officer will, in the following narrative, for the first time learn that they have communicated much valuable information to one who was in the service of the nation against which they had arrayed the whole power, and chivalry of half a score of powerful and flourishing states, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude." See Rader #2671, Sabin #62818, Graff #3286, Nevins, Vol. I, pg. 146, and Howes P-369. This copy contains the errata page and the frontis portrait showing the author's hair parted on the right, thus it appears to be a variant not noted by Howes and might be an earlier issue, or a later issue. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Costumbres del Universo, o descripción y pintura de la fisonomía peculiar de las mas importantes naciones del globo, tales como son en su vida íntima. Caracteres, ingenio, tipos populares, bellezas, descripciones, costumbres públicas y privadas, fiestas nacionales, ceremonias, espectáculos, tradiciones, preocupaciones, defectos, excelencias y particularidades notables de todos los pueblos. Ilustrada con una elegante colección de riquísimas láminas sobre acero, en que se muestra el mas alto grado de perfección del arte del grabado.

      - Barcelona, Alou Hermanos, 1865-66, 2 tomos, 37,5 x 27,5 cm., holandesa piel, frontis con dedicatoria impresa a la Reina + 423 págs. + 1 h. + 18 láminas = frontis + 432 págs. + 1 h. + XII págs. + 34 láminas. (Varias láminas oscurecidas). GRABADOS

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        Constance Sherwood, an Autobiography of the Sixteenth Century. In three volumes

      London - Richard Bentley, 1865. London - Richard Bentley, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition and complete setof Fullerton's Victorian novel. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. Lady Georgiana Fullerton (23 September 1812 19 January 1885) was an English novelist. Fullerton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1846 and wrote The Life of St. Frances of Rome, and Others. She also wrote several novels, some of which were very successful. They include Ellen Middleton (1844), Grantley Manor (1847), Lady Bird (1852), Life of St. Francis of Rome (1855), The countess of Bonneval (1858) Rose Leblanc ( 1861 ), Laurentia, a tale of Japan (1861), Too Strange not to be True (1864), Constance Sherwood (1865), A stormy life (1867), Helpers of the holy soul (1868), Mrs. Geralds niece (1869), Life of Louisa de Carvajal (1873), A will and a way (1881)and Life of Elizabeth Lady Falkland (1883 ) . She also published two volumes of verse. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with a few marks to the boards. Three hinges weak and two hinges failed. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places, with the free endpapers of volume I detached but present. Some scattered spots and marks. Tear to p. 305 of volume I, not affecting the text. Small tears to rear free endpapers of volumes I and II. Ex Shepards Bush Road library copy, with institutional labels to the front free endpapers. Copperplate ink inscriptions to front pastedowns, dated 1865. Overall: FAIR..

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        Josh Billings, His Book of Sayings

      London - John Camden Hotten, 1865. London - John Camden Hotten, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of this humorousnineteenth-century work, in a halfmorocco binding. 'With introduction by E. P. Hingston'. Featuring illustrated advertisements for 'Artemus Ward's new book: Among the Mormons' and 'Artemus Ward, His Book'. Josh Billings was the pen name of the American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (21 April 1818 14 October 1885). Shaw was perhaps the second most famous nineteenth-centuryhumor writer and lecturer in the United States after Mark Twain. Under the pseudonym of Josh Billings,Shaw wrote in contemporary slang, using eccentric phonetic spellingto dispensewit and wisdom. His books include Farmers' Allminax, Josh Billings' Sayings, Everybody's Friend, Choice Bits of American Wit and Josh Billings' Trump Kards, and his lectures were extremely popular withnineteenth-century audiences. Condition: In a halfmorocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Histoire d'un Homme du Peuple

      sp;- Paris - J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, 1865. sp;- Paris - J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon First Edition of the French author duo Erckmann-Chatrain'sHistoire d'un Homme du Peuple. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Dated from COPAC. With an armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, along witha nameplate for Marietta Ralli. Erckmann-Chatrian was the name used by French authors Emile Erckmann, 1822 1899, and Alexandre Chatrian, 1826 1890, nearly all of whose works were jointly written. Both Erckmann and Chatrian were born in the departement of Moselle, in the Lorraine region in the extreme north-east of France. They specialised in military fiction and ghost stories in a rustic mode, applying to the Vosges mountain range and the Alsace-Lorraine region techniques inspired by story-tellers from the Black Forest. Life-long friends who first met in the spring of 1847, they finally quarrelled during the mid-1880s, after they did not produce any more stories jointly. Gaining popularity from 1859 for their nationalistic, anti-militaristic and anti-German sentiments, they were well-selling authors. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild rubbing prominent to the spine. Internally the pages have slight browning and scattered foxing. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Visits to Monasteries in The Levant

      sp;-London -John Murray, 1865. sp;-London -John Murray, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A diverse text detailing the travels throughout the region of the Levant, including chapters on the Natron Lakes and The Ruined Monastery of Thebes. With numerous woodcuts throughout. The Levant includes most of modern Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and sometimes parts of Cyprus, Turkey and Iraq, and corresponds roughly to the historic area of Greater Syria; precise definitions have varied. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, worn with wear to extremities, a failed front hinge and starting rear hinge. Internally, binding has partiallyfailed, considerable age toning throughout. Overall: FAIR.

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        A treatise on mills and millwork

      London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1865. London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1865. Mixed editions. Very good. Mixed editions. Two vols., 8vo (230 × 150 mm), pp. xv, [1, list of plates and errata], 280, [4], 24 (publisher's catalogue); xvii, [1, list of plates and erratum], 292, 24 (publisher's catalogue); 18 folding engraved plates; inscription 'To Mr. Unwin with the Author's kind regards' to the half title of vol. I; very good in publisher's blind blocked green cloth, with small repairs to both volumes, the first volume re-backed. A very scarce work in the first edition for volume I and the second edition for volume II, the first volume inscribed to William Cawthorne Unwin, at the time a clerk working for Fairbairn. This is a precious association copy linking two profoundly influential engineers from different generations.Sir William Fairbairn 1st Baronet of Ardwick (1789-1874) was the son of a Kelso farmer. He demonstrated talent in all things mechanical from an early age, and started his working life as an apprentice to a Newcastle millwright, where he befriended the young George Stephenson. He moved to Manchester in 1813 to work for Adam Parkinson and Thomas Hewes, and in 1817 started his own mill-machinery business in partnership with James Lillie as Fairbairn and Lillie Engine Makers (later William Fairbairn & Sons), which operated as a foundry and millwrighting factory, building ships and railway locomotives among other things.'Fairbairn became interested in studying [the] mechanical properties of [malleable iron] and its application to various engineering structures. He met Eaton Hodgkinson, who was already well known for his work in strength of materials, and proposed that the latter should carry out experiments in his works. A machine for testing materials (Fairbairn's lever) was designed and built, and most of the research work of Fairbairn and Hodgkinson was made with it ... While Hodgkinson made experiments in tension and compression, Fairbairn undertook bending tests. In his work, he was especially interested in time effect and temperature effect. He found that after application of the load the deflection of a bar increased with time and he wanted to find the limiting load below which this was encountered. His study of the temperature effect showed that the breaking load decreased considerably with the increase of temperature.' (Stephen P. Timoshenko, History of strength of materials, pp. 124-125)Fairbairn's treatise on mills and millwork came out just before the publication of the final results of these long-continued experiments on stress in wrought-iron girders, 'Experiments to determine the effect of impact, vibratory action, and long-continued changes of load on wrought-iron girders', Philosophical Transactions, 154 (1864): 311-325, one of a series of articles on this topic, and serves as a kind of summary of his thinking on a wide range of industrial and technical issues. William Pole, Fairbairn's biographer, summarised the work in the following terms: 'The first volume is devoted to the general principles of mechanism and to prime movers. After a chapter of ten pages (which might have been much extended with advantage) on the history of mills, a discourse follows on the theory of mechanism, and the remainder of the book is occupied with notices of the modes by which water, steam, and wind are made available as sources of mechanical power. In regard to the former of these, Mr. Fairbairn has not confined himself, as previous authors have done, to the treatment of the machines for making use of the power, but he has traced the moving agent back to its source in the clouds, and followed in detail the circumstances of its fall, its distribution, its storage, and its conveyance to the point where it is to become useful. The construction of water wheels and other hydraulic machines is also given very fully - it is a department to which the author has evidently devoted much attention; and this division of the book forms the best and most comprehensive essay on water we have seen. We are the more pleased with this, because, since the general introduction of steam, water-power has been far too lightly esteemed.'The second part of the work is still more technical than the former, consisting, first, of chapters on wheels, straps, shafts, and couplings; and secondly, information on the arrangement of mills of various kinds - for corn, cotton, woollen fabrics, flax, silk, oil, paper, gunpowder, and iron. This latter division is, if we mistake not, almost entirely a novelty in engineering literature - the only similar attempt we remember being contained in an old work, called "[John] Nicholson's Operative Mechanic," which, though popular in its day, is now quite obsolete. We could find much in these essays to remark on, if we were writing a technical review; but we must here content ourselves with recommending the work as supplying a want of long standing, and as calculated to be of much practical utility. It is illustrated profusely with woodcuts, and contains also several plates, well drawn and engraved.' (cited in William Pole, The life of Sir William Fairbairn, Bart, pp. 415-416)Also see Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 39 (1875): 251-264 for an extensive obituary of Fairbairn.Provenance: volume I of the work offered here is inscribed by the author to William Cawthorne Unwin (1838-1933). Unwin studied at the City of London School and then at New College, St John's Wood. In 1856, after his studies, he went to work for Fairbairn as a clerk in the testing department carrying out and documenting various structural and material tests. He left in 1862 to go to work for the Williamson Brothers in Kendal. Unwin went on to become a fellow of the Royal (1886) and President of the both the Institution of Civil Engineers (1911-1912) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1915-1916).Not in Bibliotheca Mechanica.

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        Corinne Ou L'Italie

      Paris - Garnier Freres, 1865. Paris - Garnier Freres, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A romantic novel from French authorAnne Louise Germaine de Stal-Holstein, or Madame de Stael, as she is better known. In French. Madame de Stael was a French-speaking Swiss author living in Paris and abroad. She influenced literary tastes in Europe at the turn of the 19th century. Madame de Stael spent nearly a year writing Corinne; in 1806 she broke the decree of exile and lived for a time undisturbed near Paris. In 1807 Corinne, the first aesthetic romance not written in German, appeared. It is in fact, what it was described as being at the time of its appearance, a picaresque tour couched in the form of a novel. The famous quote Tout comprendre rend trs-indulgent, commonly translated as To know all is to forgive all, is found in Corinne, Book 18, chapter 5. Condition: Rebacked in quarter morocco. Externally sound, with some marks to the boards and some minor wear to the spine and corners. Front joint cracking. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are spotted throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Don Juan: In Sixteen Cantos, with Notes

      London - Milner and Sowerby, 1865. London - Milner and Sowerby, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Byron'scontroversial epic poem, in a decorative cloth binding. Complete Edition. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece and an additional illustrated titlepage. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, smart, some wear to the upper corner of the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. Coloured pencil mark to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Funeral March Dedicated to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln . . . Played at the Obsequies of the Late President of the United States By the U. S. Marine Band (Inside title: March Funebre)

      New York: Wm. A. Pond, 1865. New York: Wm. A. Pond, 1865. 6 pages including the cover. Light edgewear and toning; two small, square ghosts at top margin of cover. This is the official music of Lincoln's funeral procession that marched from the White House (where the funeral was held) to the Capitol (where his body would lay in state) on 19 April 1865. It was played by the U.S. Marine band, which was positioned near the front of the official participants in the procession. The piece was composed by Army Brevet Major General Barnard, who had served as the Chief Engineer of the Defenses of Washington and later as the Chief Engineer of the Armies in the Field. Barnard also served as a member of the funeral Honor Guard. Exceptionally scarce. Two copies listed by OCLC (The Lincoln Presidential Museum, and The Lincoln Financial Foundation Museum at Ft. Wayne) plus one copy at the Library of Congress and one at Brown University. No auction sales on record at ABPC or Americana Exchange.. First Edition. Sheet Music. Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Funeral Procession of President Lincoln, As It Started From the Depot in Philadelphia, April 22d, 1865

      Philadelphia: J.H. Johnson's Card and Job Printing Office, 1865. Very Good -. 1 broadside or handbill (24 x 15 cm.) printed on one side. To be sung to the tune of Star of the Evening, Glory on High. Unattributed here. Included in The Gladiators and Other Poems by Elizabeth Fulton Baker (Philadelphia: James M. Armstrong, 1917). The author, Elizabeth Fulton Baker (1810-1892), was born in Philadelphia, where she married George Baker. According to her grandson John Milton Carr, she did not publish her poems during her life. This poem, published anonymously in honor of the late President Abraham Lincoln, may have been the only exception. A very scarce contemporary reflection on the death of President Lincoln. In Very Good- Condition: minor foxing; light creasing; chipping, generally minor, along 3 edges; crisp, dark printing.

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        The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The Artist's Edition

      London - Bell and Daldy, 1865. London - Bell and Daldy, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection ofessays and short stories from American treasure Washington Irving, including his famous Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, in a beautiful leather binding, and eminently illustrated. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration. The Artist's Edition, Illustrated with One Hundred and Twenty Engravings on Wood, from Original Designs. Condition: The textblock binding is tight and firm. There is mild rubbing to the extremities, with slight fading to the spine. Internally the pageshave light browning to the edges, with some intermittent spots. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Football Kerchief

      Rhode Island: Ca. 1865.. Rhode Island:. Ca. 1865.. Washington Series. One of the handkerchiefs in the "Washington" line printed by S. H. Greene & Sons, which became nationally known. The image centers on three football players with a round ball and goal behind them. On either side of the central image four views- 1. The Kick Off. 2. field maintenance tools (roller, rake, etc) 3. the clubhouse and 4. The Flags (a player setting out the field flags). & & The fact that the kerchief was produced in the 1860s makes it very interesting, as at that time all three ball sports, American football, soccer and rugby were in their infancy and there was no clear distinction between the three sports. There is some fading to the right otherwise very good condition.& & Founded in 1828 by Simon H. Greene and Edward Pike, S. H. Greene & Sons became one of the preeminent textile print works in the state of Rhode Island. In the late 1870s, under the guidance of the Scot Robert Reoch, the print works increased its output of goods from 8,000 to 35,000, becoming one of the most successful and steadily running print works in the country. & & 12 x 13" white cotton printed in red and black. The edges are stitched and feature red and brown decoration. With "Washington. S. H. Greene & Sons" at the lower left corner. Slightly faded, a little more so on the right edge, o/w very good condition.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

      64, 1865. 64, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this wonderfully illustrated account of the expedition of David Livingstone with his brother Charles up the Zambesi River. Illustrated throughout with thirty plates and vignette engravings(missing folding map, frontispiece, and four other plates). Title page is missing, though a facsimile reprint has been loosely inserted. From 1858-64, David and Charles Livingstone led an expedition up the Zambezi river, during the course of which they discovered Lakes Nyassa and Sirwa, as well as mapping the river basin. Bookseller's label of T. Dimmer and Sons to front pastedown. Condition: Rebacked in cloth. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing, dampstaining and bumping. Front joint is cracked and tender, with title page and endpapers missing. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing. Overall: FAIR.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition in book form. 8vo. 40 engraved plates by Dalziel Brothers or W. T. Green after illustrations by Marcus Stone. xi, [i], 320; vii, [i], 309, [1], [2, ad] pp. Modern half calf with red morocco letterg-pieces, marbled edges, monthly part covers to parts I & II bound-in. Edgewear and spotting to a few plates, else near fine. Eckle, p. 94; Smith #15, p. 106 . Dickens' tale of hidden identities, greed and love, all wrapped up with the theme of wealth and its evils

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        Dalziels' Illustrated Goldsmith

      London - Ward and Lock, 1865. London - Ward and Lock, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A First Edition of this decorative and fully illustrated compendium of Goldsmith's work, including the seminal Vicar of Wakefield. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and extensive gilt and blind-stamped decoration. Comprises:The Vicar of Wakefield, The Traveller, The Deserted Village, The Haunch of Venison, The Captivity: An Oratorio, Retaliation, Miscellaneous Poems, The Good-Natured Man, and She Stoops to Conquer. Also includes A Sketch of the Life of Oliver Goldsmith. Bears the bookplate of David Graham on the front pastedown, and an ink inscription on the front free endpaper. With 100 illustrations drawn by George John Pinwell (1842-1875),British watercolour painter, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. The Brothers Dalziel were a highly productive firm of Victorian engravers founded in 1839 by George Dalziel (1815-1902) and his brother Edward Dalziel (1817-1905). They were later joined by John Dalziel and Thomas Dalziel (1823-1906). Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm, with one instance of the cords exposed. The front inner hinge is very slightly strained but still good and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild bumping, rubbing with loss to the gilt, and a stain to the rear board. There are very small splits to cloth of the top of the front hinge. Internally thepages are generally clean with scatteredspotting to the first andlast couple of pages. Overall the condition is good only with a very good..

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        Madagascar and its People.

      . London: Longman, Green, Longmann, Roberts 1865. With map. XII + 304 + 24 pp. Uncut and partly unopened in publisher's green cloth with goldprint on spine and blind tooled lines on boards..

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        The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1865. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound collection of the seventeenth-century dramatists' most popularplays. New Edition. 'With an introduction by Hartley Coleridge'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. With the armorial bookplate of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick, the lawyer and early British philatelist, to the front pastedown. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Some fading to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing to the first and last few pages and textblock edges, but otherwise clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The North American Sylva

      Rice, Rutter & Co, Philadelphia 1865 - or a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, considered particularly with respect to their use in the Arts, & their introduction into Commerce.large 8vos. 3 vols. frontis.,156 plates. Later black buckram bindings, but all edges gilt and in fine condition. Library stamps on plates. Reprinting the edition of 1819. Michaux traveled under the auspices of the French government, throughout North America, collecting plants and seeds. He sent some 60,000 living trees to France. He later traveled to Australia and died of fever in Madagascar while returning to France. A classic work, with amazing verisimilitude to the texture and color of the leaves, flowers and seeds of all important Southern trees. It is considered the best on the subject prior to the 20th Century.

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        Rachel Ray

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1865. London - Chapman and Hall, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A thwarted love story from Anthony Trollope, first published in 1863Eighth edition. It recounts the story of a young woman who is forced to give up her fianc because of baseless suspicions directed toward him by the members of her community, including her sister and the pastors of the two churches attended by her sister and mother. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, though rubbed. Some wear to the head of the spine. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Spanish Match

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1865. Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce copy of the first edition of this historical novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. The Spanish Match was a proposed marriage between Prince Charles, the son of King James I of England, and Infanta Maria Anna of Spain, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though with some light rubbing and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, buthave some light patches of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        For Love or Money

      London - Charles J. Skeet, 1865. London - Charles J. Skeet, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarcenovel by Stephen WatsonFullom. Fullom was awarded the Royal Hanoverian Gold Medal for Art and authored several other books including The Man of the World and The Mystery of the Soul and The Life of Sir Howard Douglas. Ink inscription to front pastedown of volume one, dated 13th June, 1865. Complete in three volumes. First edition. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with some rubbing to the extremities. Cloth is lifting from the front board of volume two and beginning to lift from volume one. Boards detached but presentfrom volumes one and three. Hinges of volume two are strained. Internally, generally firmly bound with some pages working loose here and there, most prominently in volume three. Pagesarebright and clean withjust some handling marks. Closed tears to some pages. Page 159 of volume one has been torn in half. Pages 1 and 2 are absent from volume two. Library labels to front free endpapers of volumes one and three and front pastedown of volume two. Ink and coloured pencil annotations to front pastedowns of all volumes. Overall: FAIR..

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        Macao, China.

      Berlin, 1865. Chromolithograph laid on card, as published, with full margins, in fine condition. 15 x 10.5" One of a series of chromolithographs based on paintings by the German artist HIlderbrandt which he made during a world tour in the 1860's.

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        Cinq Mars: Ou, une Conjuration sous Louis XIII

      Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1865. Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A novel about the Marquis de Cinq Mars, a favourite of Louis XIII, by this French novelist, poet and playwright. Featuring two fold out facsimile documents. Part of the complete works of Alfred de Vigny. In French. Henri Coiffier de Ruze, Marquis de Cinq Mars (1620-1642), led the most promising conspiracy against Louis XIII's minister, Cardinal Richelieu. After his father's death, Cinq Mars was protected by Richelieu, who introduced him to Louis. Cinq Mars became a favourite of the king and possibly his lover. He gained support for a revolt against Richelieu, and tried to convince Louis to have him executed. Richelieu had Cinq-Mars imprisoned and beheaded, at which Louis showed no emotion. The front pastedown has the armorial bookplate of S. B. Boulton, Copped Hall, Totteridge, Herts, refering to the prominent businessman and civic leader, Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton (1830-1918). Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, rubbed, notably to top of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, with just the odd small spot or mark. The fold out plates are bright and clean, although the first does not open fully, and the second has creases and a closed tear. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds

      London - Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1865. London - Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Four works of Robert Smith Surtees, including the first edition of Plain or RingletsBound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Plain or Ringlets is a First Edition. With hand-coloured illustrations by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne,known asPhiz. Robert Smith Surtees, 1805 1864, was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. After education, Surtees was articled to a solicitor in Newcastle upon Tyne. He left for London in 1825, intending to practise law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. In 1835, Surtees abandoned his legal practice and after inheriting Hamsterley Hall in 1838, devoted himself to hunting and shooting, meanwhile writing anonymously for his own pleasure. Surtees became Lord High Sheriff of Durham in 1856. As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still very readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him 'a master of life' and ranked him with Dickens. The novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation. John Leech, 1817 1864, was an English caricaturist and illustrator. Leech was eighteen when his first designs were published, comic character studies from the London streets. Then he drew some political lithographs, and as his success grew, worked on book and magazine illustrations. It was in work for the wood-engravers that Leech was most prolific and individual, which carried into his connection with Punch in 1841. This connection existed until his death, and resulted in the production of the best-known and most admirable of his designs. Hablot Knight Browne, 1815 1882, was an English artist, famous as Phiz, the illustrator of the best-known books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth in their original editions. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The front inner hinges are strained, and the first few pages of volume 1 are becoming partially detached. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing and discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages have some slight browning and the occasional spot. With an armorial nameplate on the front free-endpaper of each volume. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Traité de la chasse souterraine du blaireau et du renard

      Paris, Imprimerie et Librairie de Mme Ve Bouchard - Huzard, 1865. Grand In - 8, reliure en demi - chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à caissons et titres dorés, doré sur tête, 112 p., illustré de 5 planches h. - texte lithographiées. Bel exemplaire de l?édition originale enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur au Commandant Garnier et d'une lettre. Rare traité sur la chasse du blaireau et du renard avec les chiens terriers. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l?auteur. Préface du Comte Adolphe d?Houdetot. Thiébaud, 578 Français relié Bon état

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        Oeuvres de La Bruyere

      Paris - Librairie de L. Hachette, 1865. Paris - Librairie de L. Hachette, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The collected works of Jean de la Bruyere, French essayist and moralist. New edition. In French. Containing his infamous Caracteres, along with a biography of la Bruyere, his grammatical works, and his many essays. La Bruyere's Caracteres appeared in 1688, and at once, as Nicolas de Malezieu had predicted, brought him bien des lecteurs et bien des ennemis (many readers and many enemies). His unpopularity was, however, chiefly confined to the subjects of his sarcastic portraiture, and to the hack writers of the time, of whom he was wont to speak with a disdain only surpassed by that of Alexander Pope. His description of the Mercure galant as immdiatement au dessous de rien (immediately below nothing) is the best-remembered specimen of these unwise attacks; and would of itself account for the enmity of the editors, Fontenelle and the younger Corneille. La Bruyre's discourse of admission at the Academy, one of the best of its kind, was, like his admission itself, severely criticized, especially by the partisans of the Moderns in the Ancient and Modern quarrel. With the Caractres, the translation of Theophrastus, and a few letters, most of them addressed to the prince de Cond, it completes the list of his literary work, with the exception of a curious and much-disputed posthumous treatise. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally sound, though a trifle rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional labels throughout. Pages are bright, buthave some foxing throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). Overall: GOOD..

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        Friedrich Hebbel's Sammtliche Werke

      - Hamburg - Hoffman und Campe, 1865. - Hamburg - Hoffman und Campe, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete works of German playwright Friedrich Hebbel. Containing:Volume I:Judith. Herodes und Mariamne. Ein Trauerspiel in Sicilien, Volume II:Maria Magdalen. Julia. Michel Angelo Volume III: Genoveva. Agnes Bernauer, Volume IV: Der Diamant. Der Rubin. Gyges und sein Ring, Volume V: Die Nibelungen, Volume VI: Demetrius. Posthuma: Dramatische Fragmente, Volume VII: Gedichte, Volume VIII: Gedichte aus dem Nachla. Epigramme. Mutter und Kind, VolumeIX: Schnock. Erzhlungen und Novellen. Reiseeindrcke, VolumeX: Zur Theorie der Kunst. , VolumeXI:Charakteristiken, andVolumeXII: Kritiken. Literaturbriefe. In German. Of his comedies Der Diamant (1847), Der Rubin (1850) and the tragi-comedy Ein Trauerspiel in Sizilien (1845), are the more important. All his dramatic productions exhibit skill in characterization, great glow of passion, and a true feeling for dramatic situation. In many of his lyric poems, and especially in Mutter und Kind, published in 1859, Hebbel showed that his poetic gifts were not restricted to the drama. Twelve volumes bound in six. Condition: In half-crushed-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally quite smart,though a little rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd patch of foxing to the later volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Poetical Works of Goldsmith and Scott,

      London and Glasgow - Richard Griffin and Company, 1865. London and Glasgow - Richard Griffin and Company, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A somewhat eclectic collection of poetry from numerous authors including Walter Scott and Oliver Goldsmith. Containing a story of the life of Robin Hood, interspersed with poems about him from popular culture. Also bound in areworksfrom Edward Young, J. Wolfgang de Goethe, and F. von Schiller. In a Zaehnsdorf binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription dated 1865 to front free-endpaper. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Palais du Louvre et des Tuileries. Motifs de Decorations tires des constructions,,executees auNouveau Louvre et au Palais des Tuileries sous la direction de H.Lefuel. Heliogravure par E. Baldus.

      Paris: ohne Verlagsangabe. gegen 1865. 2°. 85 Seiten. privater Halbleineneinband, mit 86 Heliogravuren. Einband mit etwas stärkeren Gebrauchspuren, Seiten etwas braunfleckig und mit Namenstempel, sonst gut.

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        Prescott's Works

      68 - Philadelphia - J .B. Lippincott, 1865. 68 - Philadelphia - J .B. Lippincott, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of the histories of William Hickling Prescott, on of the most eminent nineteenth century American historians. Containing The History of the Reign of Philip II (volumes I and III), The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth by William Robertson, with An Account of the Emperor's Life After His Abdication by William H. Prescott (volumes I and II ofthree volumes), History of the Conquest of Mexico (Volumes I and III of three volumes only),History of the Conquest of Peru (Volume I of two volumes only), and Biographical and Critical Miscellanies. Illustrated throughout withten engravedplates (no collation available), including facsimiles, mapsandengraved portraits. A direct descendant of the revolutionary American officer William Prescott, William H. Prescott spent his childhood and adolescence in Boston, Massachusetts. Prescott attended Harvard University, and considered a legal career, but his poor health prevented him from working professionally and he therefore dedicated himself to a life of writing. After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (18561858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a great impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. During his lifetime, he was upheld as one of the greatest living American intellectuals, and knew personally many of the leading political figures of the day, in both the United States and Britain. Prescott has become one of the most widely translated American historians, and was an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline. Bookplate of D. M. Coffin to front pastedowns. Eight volumes of sixteen only. Condition: Rebacked in tree calf bindings with original boards and backstrips. Externally sound, though with some rubbing to the original leather. Three boards detached, with one joint starting. Loss to the backstrip of Volume I of the Conquest of Peru. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered light spotting. Some offsetting to the tissue-guards. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Der muntre Hahn

      . Bleistift auf Papier, unten links monogrammiert: "AvW", darunter bezeichnet: "Weihnachten 1865" (?), daneben von fremder Hand bezeichnet: "Original v. A v. Werner, (...)", 27,7 x 19,8 cm. Heutzutage ist Anton von Werner hauptsächlich durch seine großformatigen und nahezu fotorealistischen Historienbilder aus der wilhelminischen Ära bekannt. Dabei ist er all zu oft weniger als Maler denn als Stichwortgeber für die Bebilderung des letzten deutschen Kaiserreiches präsent. Doch Werner war auch ein hervorragender Zeichner und Illustrator, was häufig vergessen wird. Unser arabesker Entwurf für ein Gedicht ist hierfür ein wunderbarer Beleg. Diese Kunst erlernte er von keinem geringeren als dem "König der Arabeske", Adolf Schroedter. Seit er 1862 in Karlsruhe studierte, besuchte er seinen Unterricht. Später heiratete er darüber hinaus Schroedters Tochter Malvine. Entscheidend für Werners Illustrationstätigkeit war aber die im gleichen Jahr begonnene Freundschaft mit dem Dichter Joseph Victor von Scheffel. Für ihn schuf er mehrere Bildzyklen zu seinen Werken, darunter auch Scheffels damals überaus berühmtes Buch "Der Trompeter von Säckingen". Zu Scheffels "Ekkehard" ersann Werner ein monumentales Bildprogramm mit über 200 Illustrationen. Das Projekt wurde allerdings nie fertiggestellt. Für den jungen Maler war die im 19. Jahrhundert enorme Bekannt- und Beliebtheit von Scheffel ein wichtiger Motor seiner Kunstkarriere. Unser Blatt ist ein Vorentwurf für ein Gedicht "Der muntre Hahn", das möglicherweise im Zusammenhang mit dem von Werner illustrierten Buch "Deutsches Leben in Liedern" von 1865 oder dem "Illustrierten Volksliederbuch" entstanden ist.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London -Groombridge and Sons, 1865. London -Groombridge and Sons, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A colourfully illustrated edition of Defoe's classic novel, with twelve chromolithograph plates by A. F. Lydon including a vignette half title. A prize presentation copy with bookplate to front pastedown dated 1890. Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe that was first published in 1719. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character - a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight bumping to extremities. Internally, some pages loosening and some detached, all plates present. Bright but with slight scattered spotting predominantly to plates. Overall: GOOD.

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        1865 Works of CHARLES LAMB Calf

      London - Edward Moxon, 1865. London - Edward Moxon, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Essays, Letters, Poems, and Memorials by Charles Lamb, in a full morocco leatherbinding. With an engraved frontis of Charles Lamb, and additional engraved title page. Condition: In a full morocco leather binding. Externally,slightly rubbed and faded to the spine, withsome edgewear. The hinges are cracked. Internally, firmly bound, light browning with the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Histoire de Consulat,

      67 - Paris - Lheureux et Cie, Furne, Jouvet et Cie, 1865. 67 - Paris - Lheureux et Cie, Furne, Jouvet et Cie, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating uniformly bound set, exploring the history of the French Revolution, the first Empire, and the Consulat. Written in French. Illustrated throughoutall volumes including engraved plates by Yan Dargent, and by Yon Perrichon. Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and historian. He was a leading historian of the French Revolution, with arguments that the republicanism of the Revolution was the central theme of modern French history. Thiers served as prime minister IN 1836, 1840 and 1848, and he was a vocal opponent of Emperor Napoleon III. Following the overthrow of the Second Empire Thiers again came to power and suppressed the revolutionary Paris Commune of 1871. Chapters include Assemblee Constituante, Premiere Federation, Valmy, Convention Nationale, Treize Vendemiaire, and Conferences de Lille, Somo-Sierra, Wagram, Ulm et Trafalgar, Congres de Vienne and Le Champ de Mai, Constitution de L'an VIII, Administration Interieure, Marengo, Heliopolis, and Armistice. The First French Empire, also known as the Greater French Empire or Napoleonic Empire, was the empire of Napoleon I of France. It was the dominant power of much of continental Europe during the early 19th century. Chapters include A fascinating illustrated edition exploring the history of the French Consulate. Histoire La Revolution is complete in two volumes, Histoire de l'Empire iscomplete in four volumes, and Histoire de Consulat is complete in its self. Making a complete set of Marie Adolphe Thiers historical works. Condition: Rebound in halfstraight grain morocco and cloth covered boards. Externally, all volumes are sound, with light rubbing to extremities, and spines, and slight fading to the cloth. Slight wear to the spines. Externally, all volumes are firmly bound with bright pages. Instances of foxing throughout, which is heavier to first and last pages. Light marginal tide marks to both volumes of Histoire La Revolution. Overall: GOOD..

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        Thomas Spencer Wells autograph letter to Horatio Storer on Ovariotomy + 7 letters on gynecology by others

      1865 - Important 19th-Century A.Ls.s. on Abdominal Hysterectomy and Ovariotomy STORER, Horatio R. (1830-1922). Collection of 8 A.Ls.s. to Storer from 8 different physicians, October 8, 1865-November 19, 1878. Various sizes. 16pp. in all, plus postmarked cover to one letter, and a small sepia-toned photograph of a portrait of Benjamin Waterhouse (very faded, chipped and creased). Creased where folded, otherwise fine. A fascinating collection of letters written to one of the foremost American gynecologists of the nineteenth century, mostly pertaining to his successful operation for abdominal hysterectomy-the fourth such operation performed in the United States. The D.A.B. cites Storer as the establisher of the specialty of gynecology, "not hitherto recognized as a distinct branch of medicine," and he was a founder of the Journal of the Gynaecological Society of Boston, the first journal devoted exclusively to the diseases of women. He published many books on gynecological and related topics, including several on abortion, to which he was opposed. His major surgical achievements were the operation for abdominal hysterectomy and the performance, in 1868, of the world's first cesarean-hysterectomy. Storer's correspondents included some of the most distinguished names in American and English surgery: T. Spencer Wells (1818-97), whom Ricci (p. 477) called "the greatest ovariotomist of the preantiseptic age" (see G-M 6056); Edmund Randolph Peaslee (1817-78), author of Ovarian Tumors; Their Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment, Especially by Ovariotomy, 1872) and performer of the second double ovariotomy in America (1850); Washington Atlee (1808-78), who operated successfully on vesico-vaginal fistula (1860; see G-M 6047), and who together with his brother John performed the first abdominal myomectomy (1844); Willard Parker (1800-1884), the first American to operate for appendicitis (1867; see G-M 3564); Isaac Hays (1796-1879), longtime editor of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences; Henry Austin Martin (1824-84), who was the first to write on the use of adhesive plaster in surgery. The collection also includes letters from James[?] Dana and J. A. Menzies, who are not noticed in our references. In 1866 Storer published his account of the "Successful Removal of the Uterus and Both Ovaries by Abdominal Section" in the January number of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences. No fewer than five of the eight letters in this collection refer to Storer's operation, the report of which he must have circulated prior to its publication in the journal, as three of these five letters were written in late 1865. Isaac Hays, the editor of the journal that published Storer's paper, wrote to him on October 8 to refer him to Koeberle's performance of the first successful extirpation of the uterus and ovaries (1863; see G-M 6052). Washington Atlee, in his letter of November 19, discussed an unconfirmed report of a hysterectomy performed by Dr. Land, noted that his own brother John had never removed a uterus, and referred Storer to the account of Baker Brown's fatal case in the October 1865 number of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Willard Parker, in his letter of November 29, stated that he had never performed abdominal hysterectomy but had once removed a prolapsed uterus through the vulva. The more important of the remaining two letters referring to Storer's operation was that of E. R. Peaslee, written on March 8, 1866; it praised Storer's report as "a most interesting and a very able paper" and one that "must convince all candid minds that extirpation of the uterus is sometimes a justifiable operation." The remaining letter in this series was written on March 5, 1866 by James[?] Dana, who described himself as having "been now almost forty years out of medical practice." Of the three letters that do not mention Storer's operation, the most valuable by far is that of Spencer Wells, who wrote to Storer on April 17, 1867 to discuss his [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Harvard University Medical School. Engraved diploma on parchment

      Cambridge 1865 - Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-94), signer. Harvard University Medical School. Senatus universitatis Cantabrigiensis academicus in republica Massachusettensi . . . Engraved diploma on parchment, completed in ink, issued to Horace George Miller (d. 1908). Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19, 1865. 593 x 447 mm. Minor spotting in lower margin, slight insect damage in right margin, but very good. Signed by Holmes and nine others as listed below. Very large and handsome diploma from Harvard Medical School, signed by Holmes in his capacity as professor of anatomy and physiology. Famous as both a writer and a physician, Holmes was the first to definitely establish the contagious nature of puerperal fever (Garrison-Morton 6274; Printing and the Mind of Man 316a), and in November 1846, shortly after the first successful demonstration of surgical anesthesia, he suggested the terms "anesthesia" and "anesthetic." The other signers include Henry J. Bigelow (1818-90), professor of surgery and author of the formal announcement of the discovery of surgical anesthesia (Garrison-Morton 5651); George Cheyne Shattuck (1813-93), professor of medical theory and practice and one of the founders of the Boston Medical Library; David Humphreys Storer (1804-91), professor of obstetrics and medical jurisprudence and one of the commissioners of the Natural History Survey of the Massachusetts Commonwealth; Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (1808-92), professor of clinical medicine, founder of the Massachusetts Board of Health and pioneer of the operation for removal of pleural effusions (Garrison-Morton 3168.1); and Thomas Hill (1818-91), president of Harvard University from 1862 to 1868 and designer of an award-winning instrument for calculating eclipses. The remaining signers are Edward H. Clarke (1820-77), professor of materia medica and co-author of A Century of American Medicine 1776-1876 (Garrison-Morton 6586); John Barnard Swett Jackson (1806-79), professor of pathological anatomy; Calvin Ellis (1826-83), adjunct professor of medical theory and practice; and John Bacon (1817-81), professor of chemistry. The diploma was issued to Horace George Miller, who later became one of the most distinguished eye and ear specialists in the state of Rhode Island; see JAMA (June 13, 1908), p. 2014.

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