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        Manuscript Notebook for cases of ovarian and other abdominal tumours, with Autograph manuscript (5 items)

      London: John Churchill, 1865. <p>Only Extant Example of a Spencer Wells Ovariotomy Casebook</p><p> Wells, Thomas Spencer (1818-97).<b> (1) </b> Mr. Spencer Wells&#39;s note book for cases of ovarian and other abdominal tumours. Printed casebook completed in ink ms. in Spencer Wells&#39;s hand. 8vo. 25 [7]pp., 17 of which contain annotations by Wells. Full-page diagrams in text. London: John Churchill, 1865. 203 x 130 mm. Self-wrappers (partially split at spine), stitched as issued. Lightly browned throughout, a few small ink spots. Very good. <b> (2) </b> Diseases of the ovaries: Their diagnosis and treatment. 8vo. xvi, 376pp., errata slip at p. xvi. London: Churchill, 1865. 215 x 139 mm. Original cloth, a little worn & soiled, hinges cracking. Lightly browned, but very good.<b> Presentation Copy, inscribed by Wells on the title: "Thompson Forbes Esq. with the author&#39;s kind regards"</b>; see below. <b> (3) </b>Diseases of the ovaries: Their diagnosis and treatment. 8vo. xxiv, 478pp., erratum slip at p. 429. Lacking title-page. Text wood engravings. London: Churchill, 1872. 215 x 137 mm. Original cloth, worn, hinges weak. Lightly browned, occasional foxing. <b> (4) </b> Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society. . . . Three hundred additional cases of ovariotomy, with remarks on drainage of the peritoneal cavity, by T. Spencer Wells. 8vo. 4pp. [London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1877] 216 x 140 mm. Unbound as issued. Creased where folded, edges a little soiled and frayed, but very good. <b> (5) </b>Typed letter signed dated 15th February 1965 from Wells&#39;s biographer, John Shepherd, discussing this casebook. 1 sheet, 176 x 203 mm., creased where folded.</p><p> Apparently the Only Surviving Example of the detailed casebooks maintained by the great British ovariotomist Spencer Wells on each of his ovariotomy patients. Wells began performing ovariotomies in the late 1850s, a time when ovariotomy (and indeed any abdominal operation) was looked upon with great disfavor due to high mortality rates. "Wells was well aware of the opposition to such surgery and of the obloquy which would be heaped upon him is he was unsuccessful. He pledged himself publicly to record every detail of his cases, whether successes or failures. By doing so he aimed to establish the operation as a reputable and safe procedure and to answer the controversies about such matters as the incision and the management of the pedicle. He hoped also to prove that abdominal exploration was a justifiable means of establishing a diagnosis" (Shepherd, Spencer Wells, p. 56; also see pp. 55-68 and plates 7 & 8).</p><p> To help him carry out his pledge, Wells had special notebooks printed in 1864, with printed headings under which he would fill in the details of each case, and diagrams in which he could sketch the locations of tumors, the patient&#39;s post-operative condition, etc. Wells certainly made use of these casebooks when compiling his monumental series of statistical reviews of ovariotomy cases (1863, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1877 & 1880), as well as his two volumes on Diseases of the Ovaries (1865 and 1872; G-M 6056), which contain narrative reports and statistical tables of 500 cases of ovariotomy performed between 1856 and 1872.</p><p> Wells&#39;s great success as an ovariotomist was due in part to his conduct of the operation. He made many changes in the operating room and equipment, scheduling of the operation, and training of nurses to assist; he particularly stressed cleanliness, anticipating Lister. Wells has also been called the originator of modern abdominal surgery (by D&#39;Arcy Power), because the technique governing the operation of ovariotomy, combined with Listerian principles, has been applied to operative procedures on all the other abdominal viscera. It was largely through Wells&#39;s efforts that ovariotomy became accepted by other surgeons as a safe and respectable operation.</p><p> Although Wells maintained casebooks throughout the majority of his career as an ovariotomist, the one that we are offering here appears to be the only one extant. It is printed on writing paper, and has sections headed "State at First Visit," "History" (early and progressive symptoms), "Diagnosis" (left blank here), "Operation," "After-Treatment and Progress," and "Subsequent History" (also left blank). This casebook records Wells&#39;s 124th ovariotomy, performed in February 1864 on a Mrs. Mary Willoughby, who had been recommended to Wells by the surgeon Thompson Forster. Forster was one of three people attending the operation, and Wells later presented him with the copy of his Diseases of the Ovaries (1865) that we are offering with the casebook; it is probable that the 1872 Diseases of the Ovaries that we are also offering was likewise a gift from Wells to Forster. </p><p> In a letter written in 1965 to a former owner of the casebook, Wells&#39;s biographer John Shepherd stated that "You will be interested to hear that I have failed to find any other examples of the note-book completed by Spencer Wells. . . . Your document is, as far as I am aware, unique." Shepherd included reproductions of two of the casebook&#39;s pages in his biography of Wells (1965). Shepherd&#39;s letter is also offered with the casebook, as is a brief report issued by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society on the publication of Wells&#39;s Three Hundred Additional Cases of Ovariotomy: With Remarks on Drainage of the Peritoneal Cavity (1877), the seventh in his series of statistical reports. </p>

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        Cape Cod

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865: First Edition. One of 2,000 printed. Publisher's ads at rear dated December, 1964. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Previous owner name in pencil at prelim, with an inkless emboss to the title page. Hinges tender. Boards lightly scuffed and faded, wit ha few areas of discoloration, Wear at corners and spine ends. Spine shows a small glue repair to at the center of the front gutter. Split at front top gutter starting. A nice copy given age.

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        Les Provinciales ou lettres escrites par Louis de Montalte à un provincial de ses amis et aux RR. PP. Jésuites : Sur le sujet de la Morale, & de la Politique de ces Pères.Cologne [Paris]: Pierre de la Vallée, [1656-]1657. First edition.

      A beautiful copy of Pascal's 18 Provincial letters, bound in fine red morocco in 1865 by Chambolle-Duru, from the collection of Benzon (his sales catalogue no. 42, 1875) with two further rare works relating to Pascal. <i>Provenance</i>: inscription to title 'Ex libris Congregationis domus Missionis Trecensis', repeated on the 8th letter. <br/> &#10087;PMM 140.<br/><br/> "The <i>Lettres Provinciales</i>, as they are called, are the first example of French prose as we know it today, perfectly finished in form, varied in style, and on a subject of universal importance... [Pascal] was an infant prodigy, whose work in mathematics and natural science attracted considerable attention before he was sixteen... [But he] will always be chiefly remembered as a moralist, more especially as the great apologist for Jansenism, the seventeenth-century French ascetic movement of reform inside the Roman Catholic Church... At the end of 1655, the movement had been much under attack from the Jesuits, and Pascal was persuaded to write a rejoinder... [his] counter-attack took the form of a brilliant exposure of the casuistical methods of argument employed by the Jesuits... Pascal's weapon was irony, and the freshness with which the gravity of the subject contrasts with the lightness of the manner is an enduring triumph. The vividness and distinction of his style recalls Milton at its best." (Printing and the Mind of Man).<br/><br/> The style of the letters meant that, quite apart from their religious influence, the <i>Provincial Letters</i> were popular as a literary work. Adding to that popularity was Pascal's use of humor, mockery, and satire in his arguments. The letters also influenced the prose of later French writers like Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.. 4to (230 x 172 mm), bound in fine full red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers, elaborately gilt blind-tooled inner boarders, engraved armorial book plate of Benzon. Fully complete: pp [i-xiii: title and Notice (in first state)]; 1-8 (1st letter); 1-8 (2nd letter); 1-8 (answer from the Provincial and 3rd letter); 1-8 (4th letter); 1-8 (5th letter); 1-8 (6th letter); 1-8 (7th letter); 1-8 (8th letter); 1-8 (9th letter); 1-8 (10th letter); 1-8 (11th letter); 1-8 (12th letter); 1-8 (Refutation to response of 12th letter); 1-8 (13th letter); 1-8 (14th letter); 1-8 (15th letter); 1-12 (16th letter); 1-8 (17th letter, 23 January 1657); 1-12 (18th letter). <b>Bound with</b>: </i>Nobilissimi Scutarii Blasii Pascalis tumulus</i> (1662), pp [1-2] 3-4 [<b>and</b>:] <i>L'Apologie pour les casuists contre les calomnies des iansenistes: par un theologien & Professeur en droit Canon. Condamnée par nosseigneurs les prelats, & par la Faculté de Theologie de Paris.</i> (Paris, 1659), pp [i-iv] 1-191 [192:blank]

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        Arithmetica Universalis; sive de Compositione et Resolutione Arithmetica Liber. Ciu accessit Helleiana Aequationum Radices Arithmetice Inveniendi Methodus ...Cambridge / London: Typis Academicus / Benjamin Tooke, 1707.

      First edition of Newton's treatise on algebra, or 'universal arithmetic,' his "most often read and republished mathematical work" (Whiteside). "Included are 'Newton's identities' providing expressions for the sums of the <i>i</i>th powers of the roots of any polynomial equation, for any integer <i>i</i> [pp. 251-2], plus a rule providing an upper bound for the positive roots of a polynomial, and a generalization, to imaginary roots, of René Descartes' Rule of Signs [pp. 242-5]" (Parkinson, p. 138). About this last rule for determining the number of imaginary roots of a polynomial (which Newton offered without proof), Gjertsen (p. 35) notes: "Some idea of its originality ... can be gathered from the fact that it was not until 1865 that the rule was derived in a rigorous manner by James Sylvester." The final chapter, on the extraction of roots, is by Edmund Halley.<br/><br/> "In fulfillment of his obligations as Lucasian Professor, Newton first lectured on algebra in 1672 and seems to have continued until 1683. Although the manuscript of the lectures in [Cambridge University Library] carries marginal dates from October 1673 to 1683, it should not be assumed that the lectures were ever delivered. There are no contemporary accounts of them and, apart from Cotes who made a transcript of them in 1702, they seem to have been totally ignored. Whiteside (<i>Papers</i> V, p. 5) believes that they were composed 'over a period of but a few months' during the winter of 1683-4" (Gjertsen, pp. 33-4). The course of lectures stemmed from a project on which Newton had embarked in the autumn of 1669, thanks to the enthusiasm of John Collins: the revision of Mercator's Latin translation of Gerard Kinckhuysen's Dutch textbook on algebra, <i>Algebra ofte stel-konst</i> (1661). Newton composed a manuscript, 'Observations on Kinckhuysen', in 1670 (see Whiteside, <i>Papers</i> II) and used it in the preparation of his lectures. He took the opportunity not only to extend Cartesian algebraic methods, but also to restore the geometrical analysis of the ancients, giving his lectures on algebra a strongly geometric flavor. <br/><br/> "When Newton resigned his Lucasian professorship to his deputy William Whiston in December 1701, it was natural that the latter should wish to familiarize himself with the deposited lectures of his predecessor" (Whiteside, <i>Papers</i> V, p. 8). Whiston later claimed (in his <i>Memoirs</i>, London: 1749) that Newton gave him his reluctant permission to publish the lectures. Whiston arranged with the London stationer to underwrite the expense of printing the deposited manuscript and then subsequently, between September 1705 and the following June, corrected both specimen and proof sheets as they emerged from the University Press. The completed <i>editio princeps</i> finally appeared in May 1707, priced at 4s. 6d., without Newton's name on the title page, although references inside the work made no attempt to hide the author's identity. It included an appended tract by Halley on 'A new, accurate and easy method for finding the roots of any equations generally, without prior reduction' (pp. 327-343). Publication of the work had been delayed by Newton, who complained that the titles and headings were not his and that it contained numerous mistakes. Yet when he prepared a second edition in 1722 the changes he introduced were "primarily reorderings of his own manuscript, not corrections of Whiston's additions" (Westfall, p. 649). In reality, Newton's misgivings probably derived more from his reluctance to place before the public a relatively immature and poorly organized work, and one that did not take into account the developments in the subject that had taken place in the quarter century since the manuscript was composed. <br/><br/> For a book that was to become Newton's most often republished mathematical work, the <i>Arithmetica</i> initially made little impact in Britain, and was not even graced by a review in the <i>Philosophical Transactions</i>. On the Continent the reception accorded the lectures was more positive. "Leibniz, unhesitatingly divining their author beneath the cloak of anonymity, gave them a long review in the <i>Acta Eruditorum</i> of Leipzig in 1708. Written thirty years before, he noted, and now deservingly printed by William Whiston, he assured the reader that 'you will find in this little book certain particularities that you will seek in vain in great tomes on analysis.' His close associate, Johann Bernoulli, despite some adverse remarks paid Newton the compliment in 1728 of basing his own course on the elements of algebra upon Newton's text. Perhaps partly in consequence of Newton's recent death, in Britain too the book began about this time to arouse greater interest than when it was first issued in 1707" (Hall, p. 174). <br/><br/> Despite the impressive contributions of the work to the theory of equations, mentioned earlier, it is difficult to pigeonhole the work as being either algebraic or geometric. From one point of view, the <i>Arithmetica</i> can be seen as a fulfillment of the programme outlined by Descartes in the <i>Géométrie</i> because it teaches how geometrical problems (and also arithmetical and mechanical ones) can be translated into the language of algebra. Paradoxically, however, Newton criticized Descartes, maintaining that, at least in some cases, Apollonian geometry is to be preferred to Cartesian algebra in the analysis of indeterminate problems. Modern analysts, he complained, had confused algebra and geometry: "The Ancients so assiduously distinguished them one from the other that they never introduced arithmetical terms into geometry... recent people by confusing both, have lost the simplicity in which all elegance in geometry consists" (Whiteside, <i>Papers</i> V, p. 429). The last section of the work 'The linear construction of equations' (pp. 279-326), is particularly anti-Cartesian (the term 'linear' in this context does not refer to straight lines but derives from Pappus). Newton here deals with the problem of constructing cubics (third-degree equations) that Descartes solved via the intersection of a circle and a parabola. Newton proposed instead to use a curve of degree higher than the conics as a means of construction, namely the conchoid (a fourth-degree curve). Newton regarded the conchoid as preferable because it has a mechanical construction and leads to a more elegant solution of the problem. <br/><br/> William Whiston {1667-1752) was "a member of the first generation of Cambridge students to emulate Newton's method and principles. He went up to Cambridge in 1686, claimed to have attended one or two incomprehensible lectures by Newton on his <i>Principia</i>, and was elected a Fellow of Clare Hall in 1691. After taking orders he left Cambridge for a while, returning in 1700 when chosen by Newton to be his deputy as Lucasian Professor. About a year later, upon Newton's resignation and commendation, Whiston succeeded him. Aberrant theology was to be his downfall. While Newton and their common friend Dr Samuel Clarke kept private their doubts about Trinitarianism, the Creed and the Thirty-nine Articles, Whiston sought publicly to amend the errors of the Anglican faith; for this he was summoned before the heads of houses in the university and dismissed from his post in 1710" (Hall, p. 175). <br/><br/> Babson 199; Wallis 277; D. Gjertsen, <i>Newton Handbook</i>, 1986; A. R. Hall, <i>Isaac Newton</i>, 1992; R. S. Westfall, <i>Never at Rest</i>, 1983.. 8vo (188 x 119 mm), pp [viii] 343 [1:blank], contemporary calf: some small worm wholes to the front board, capitals with old repairs, upper part of front board darkened (possibly a water stain), upper right corner of the first three leaves also darkened, two small damp staines to the following eight leaves, otherwise very fresh and clean throughout

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        On the movements and habits of climbing plants

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1865. <p>Darwin, Charles (1809-84). On the movements and habits of climbing plants. In Journal of the Linnean Society 9, nos. 33 & 34 (1865): 1-118. Text wood-engravings. Whole number. 128pp. 224 x 144 mm. (uncut and unopened). Original blue-green printed wrappers, a bit chipped at extremities, very minor spotting. Very good copy. Preserved in a cloth folding box.</p> <p>First Edition, journal issue of Darwin&#146;s book-length paper on climbing plants, containing the essence of his discoveries in this field. The book-form second edition published ten years later, by which his work on this subject is generally known, is actually a revision and enlargement of the above. Darwin found that climbing was the result of the bending in a revolving plane of the apex of a plant&#146;s stem while it grows. He later studied the mechanism of bending and showed that it was due to a substance that comes down from the apex when acted upon by light. This research laid the foundation of the science of growth hormones in plants.</p> <p>The first printing of Darwin&#146;s monograph appeared in three forms, all from the same setting of type: the double number of the Linnean Society Journal (as above), which was issued to the Fellows; a commercial offprint for sale to the public; and an offprint for the author. It made its first appearance between hard covers in 1875. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Freeman 833. Norman 596.</p>

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        Astra castra: Experiments and adventures in the atmosphere

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. <p>Turnor, [Christopher] Hatton (1840-1914). Astra castra: Experiments and adventures in the atmosphere. xxiii, 530pp. 35 plates, including chromolithograph frontispiece, photographic print tipped to dedication page, text illustrations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. 326 x 252 mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and blind, some wear at spine and corners, light spotting. Frontispiece starting, minor insect damage to upper margin of title, light foxing, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "Edmund Turner from his affecate brother Hatton-In lieu of many letters that would have been written during the years 1863-64 whilst he was travelling in India, Australia & New Zealand." Bookplate of Turnor&#39;s son, Christopher Turnor (1873-1940).</p><p>First Edition. A vast and remarkable Victorian compendium of aeronautical literature from mythological times to the 1860s. Turnor focused primarily on ballooning and other lighter-than-air flight, although there are a few references to heavier-than-air flight attempts. The work contains 22 portraits of balloonists, and lists the names of the first 500 people to ascend in balloons, giving the dates and places of their first ascents and noting that only ten of them had been killed in ballooning accidents. Turnor presented this copy to his brother, Edmond Turnor (1838-1903), a Conservative Party politician who served in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1880. The copy was later in the library of Hatton Turnor&#39;s son, Christopher Turnor, the noted architect and social reformer.</p>

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      Esslingen (Schreiber), ca 1865.. 2. Aufl. 4°. 13 Bl. mit 36 kolor. getönten lithografischen Bildern auf 12 Tafeln von E. Dertinger. HLn mit mont. farblithogr. Deckelbild. sehr gutes Ex.. Sehr seltenes Anschauungsbilderbuch. "In Reim und Bild werden die landwirtschaftlichen Produkte wie Fleisch, Milch, Wein, Obst, Flachs und Wolle vorgestellt." Wegehaupt 2288. Ernst Dertinger (1816 - 1865) lebte in Stuttgart. Ries 484.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, AND THE SIX EDITIONS OF CRANMER'S BIBLE 1540 AND 1541, printed by Grafton and Whitchurch:

      London, Willis and Sotheran, 1865.also of the editions, in large folio, of the authorized version of the Holy Scriptures, printed in the years 1611, 1613, 1617, 1634, 1640... Illustrated with titles, and with passages from the editions, the genealogies, and the maps, copied in facsimile; also with an identification of every leaf of the first seven, and of many leaves of the other editions; on fifty - one plates. Together with an ORIGINAL LEAF of each of the editions described, PLUS AN EXTRA ORIGINAL LEAF OF THE SECOND TITLE PAGE, this title page is illustrated in the book, illustration ll No. 4, 1540, printed in red and black, the page has had the margins trimmed off and has been laid down on thicker paper. FIRST EDITION 1865. Folio, approximately 420 x 275 mm, 16½ x 11 inches, title page vignette of Bishop Cranmer, small vignette of Cotham Tower on verso dedication page, decorated initials, pictorial headpieces, pages: viii, 41, (3), 51 numbered plates, 2 tables (1 folded) and 14 original leaves from the Bibles described, bound in 19th century quarter leather over marbled boards, 4 gilt rules, a single small gilt ornament and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Just slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, corners worn with slight loss of marbled paper, closed tear to lower inner corner of folding table, contents very clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Plate 1 is a full size reproduction in red and black of the splendid pictorial title page of the Great Byble of 1539, recto and verso, Plate 34 is a reproduction of the pictorial title to the first edition of the Authorised King James Version of 1611, both with tissue guards, the rest of plates consist, with several images per page printed red and black, of comparisons between various features of the Bibles described: engravings, ornaments, initials, headpieces, headers, Kalendars, title pages, genealogies, textual differences, etc. The 14 original leaves each have a small label pasted in the lower margin printed with the date of the Bible it is from, starting with 1539, Numbers; April 1540 St. Luke; July 1540 Judges; November 1540 Numbers; May 1541 Ezechiel; November 1541 Numbers; December 1541 Salomon; 1st issue 1611 Psalmes; 2nd issue 1611 Psalmes; 2nd issue reprints 1611 Psalmes; 1613 Job; 1617 Psalmes; 1634 Psalmes; 1640 Ezekiel. First leaf trimmed at the top with loss of part of heading, otherwise all 14 original leaves in very good state. "Most copies (of the Great Bibles of 1539 - 41) appear to be mixed; doubtless, many copies were originally issued in this state. The problem is further complicated by the fact that certain leaves of some editions were reprinted, apparently because the supply of these particular leaves had run short and they were required to complete copies then being made up.... Fry attempted to ascertain what leaves properly belonged to each edition and to make a list of the 'reprinted leaves' ... his work remains a monument of painstaking research". Herbert, The English Bible 1525 - 1961, page 25 - 26. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        KONIG NUSSKNACKER und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann Verfasser des Struwwelpeter.

      Frankfurt am Main, Literarische Anstalt (Rutten & Loening), circa 1865-70.FOURTEENTH IMPRESSION, printed by G. Otto in Darmstadt, circa 1865 - 1870, German text, small 4to, 250 x 200 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, yellow boards illustrated and lettered black to to upper cover (man in a hat pastes up a notice for our title with onlookers), small vignette to lower cover (4 small children and large picture book), 32 pages printed 1 side only. Hand coloured title page illustration and 31 pages of nicely hand coloured illustrations. A poor child goes in his dreams to the Fairy Town of Toys where he meets King Nutcracker, toy soldiers, Noah's animals and of course Struwwelpeter and his associates. Expertly rebacked in matching paper, endpapers replaced, corners very slightly worn, a few very slight marks to covers, light brown mark at lower edge of upper cover, 85 x 20 mm (3½ x ¾ inch) deep maximum, 4 very short closed tears to fore - edge of page 31, neatly repaired on reverse, fore - edge of page 31 very slightly dusty with small crease to top corner, not affecting image, contents otherwise very bright and clean. A very good plus copy of an early edition. This version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story by the author of Struwwelpeter was first published in Germany in 1851. 'Vierzehnte unveranderte Auflage' (14th unrevised edition) is printed on upper cover. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      1865. <p>Important 19th-Century A.Ls.s. on Abdominal Hysterectomy and Ovariotomy</p><p> 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.</p><p> 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&#39;s first cesarean-hysterectomy. </p><p>Storer&#39;s correspondents included some of the most distinguished names in American and English surgery: </p><p>T. Spencer Wells (1818-97), whom Ricci (p. 477) called "the greatest ovariotomist of the preantiseptic age" (see G-M 6056); </p><p>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); </p><p>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);</p><p> Willard Parker (1800-1884), the first American to operate for appendicitis (1867; see G-M 3564);</p><p> Isaac Hays (1796-1879), longtime editor of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences; </p><p>Henry Austin Martin (1824-84), who was the first to write on the use of adhesive plaster in surgery.</p><p> The collection also includes letters from James[?] Dana and J. A. Menzies, who are not noticed in our references.</p><p> 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&#39;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.</p><p> Isaac Hays, the editor of the journal that published Storer&#39;s paper, wrote to him on October 8 to refer him to Koeberle&#39;s performance of the first successful extirpation of the uterus and ovaries (1863; see G-M 6052). </p><p>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&#39;s fatal case in the October 1865 number of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences.</p><p> 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.</p><p> The more important of the remaining two letters referring to Storer&#39;s operation was that of E. R. Peaslee, written on March 8, 1866; it praised Storer&#39;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." </p><p>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." <P>Of the three letters that do not mention Storer&#39;s operation, the most valuable by far is that of Spencer Wells, who wrote to Storer on April 17, 1867 to discuss his own unsatisfactory experience with use of cautery in ovariotomy, and to report his current success rate after the completion of over 200 ovariotomies. Wells wrote his letter on the blank verso of a printed "Table of Cases to Accompany Mr. Spencer Wells&#39;s Fourth Series of Fifty Cases of Ovariotomy," which provides the pertinent data for fifty cases of completed ovariotomy performed between December 1865 and March 1867. Wells reported on 500 such cases between 1856 and 1872, with an overall mortality rate of 25%. In his letter, written when he had completed 207 operations, he gave the mortality rates for the first and second hundred (34% and 28% respectively), as well as the overall rate (31%) and his success rate with the seven operations completed since. Wells also mentioned Storer&#39;s "clamp shield," an instrument designed to shield the clamps used in the pre-antiseptic era for the extra-abdominal treatment of the ovarian stump after ovariotomy. Wells had not yet been able to obtain one of these shields, and asked Storer to write to the manufacturer to "stir him up." </p><p> H. A. Martin&#39;s letter, written on November 19, 1878, was a request for a photographic negative of the portrait of Benjamin Waterhouse, which Martin planned to reproduce in an article on Waterhouse and the introduction of vaccination in America; a copy of the photograph is included in this collection. The final letter in this collection was from J. A. Menzies, a British physician in Naples, who discussed the illness of Storer&#39;s daughter and the problem of halting the spread of syphilis. D.A.B. (Storer). Ricci, Development of Gynaecological Surgery and Instruments, pp. 447 (Peaslee); 469; 563 (Storer); 477-82 (Wells). Rutkow, History of Surgery in the U.S., GY20 (Atlee); GSp142 (Martin); GYp42-45 (Peaslee). Speert, Obstetrics & Gynecology in America, pp. 180-81 (Storer); 129 (Peaslee). </p>

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        A Biographical History of the Fine Arts;

      , 1865. 1865. first edition. Lavishly Extra-IllustratedA Biographical History of the Ine Farts -Er, Pardon the Spoonerism, Fine Arts SPOONER, S[hearjashub]. A Biographical History of the Fine Arts; or, Memoirs of the Lives and Works of Eminent Painters, Engravers, Sculptors, and Architects. From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Alphabetically Arranged, and Condensed from the Best Authorities, Including the Works of Vasari, Lanzi, Kugler, Dr. Waagen, Bryan, Pilkington, Walpole, Sir C. Eastlake, and Mrs. Jameson. With Chronological Tables of Artists and their Schools, Plates of Monograms, etc. Extra Illustrated Copy. New York: J.W. Bouton, 1865. New edition, lavishly extra-Illustrated. Two folio volumes expanded to eight folio volumes. lxiii, [1], 1150 pp. Extra letterpress title. With ninety portraits as issued and 678 extra-illustrations including engravings and photographs, some in color, and some double-page. Bound c. 1880 by A. Taffin (stamp-signed) of Paris in full red morocco with triple fillets and gilt ruled and decorated compartments. Broad, elaborately gilt dentelles. Volume one rehinged, and volume eight with repaired headcap. A very fine set, arguably the best ever offered.Extra-illustrations include plates after, designed, or engraved by Bartolozzi, Bassan, Wm. Blake, Botticelli, Boucher, Cagnacci, Cignani, Delacroix, Durer, Giordano, Furino, etc., Rousseaux, Jan Steen, and Varin through Zuccaro, a sumptuous treasury of the work of the most celebrated and respected engravers, painters, and sculptors in the Western world to the date of publication, a deep mine of precious engravings."The growing taste for the fine arts in this country has created a demand for works on art. Books on this subject, that were a drug in the market years ago, now find a ready sale at almost fabulous prices. The expensive style of the work before us is in proof of the rapid advance of art in America. The supplement, added by the publisher, covering a later period of time than any other similar work; the copious collection of monograms and artists&#39; devices, and the introductory review on painting, give this edition of SPOONER&#39;s Dictionary an advantage over every other cyclopedia of art-biography now extant. The biographies are well written, and the work cannot fail to be of great use to artists and connoisseurs, as well as to the general reader." (The New York Times, May 5th, 1865).Shearjashub Spooner (1809-1859) was an American physician and writer. After graduating as a physician in Middlebury in 1830 and New York City, in 1835, he became a dentist in New York. He retired in 1858. Other books by him are: Guide to Sound Teeth (New York, 1836); Art of Manufacturing Mineral Teeth (1837); Treatise on Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry (1838); and Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors, and Architects, and Curiosities of Art (3 volumes, 1853). The first edition of A Biographical History of the Fine Arts appeared in 1852.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1865. 628Pag+2h. 23x15. Pasta espanola. Buen Ejemplar. Ref 16 Biblioteca A. N° de ref. de la libreria ABE-12322510185

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        Mar de las Antillas. Costa Norte de Cuba. Plano de la Ciudad y Puerto de Matanzas, levantado en 1864 pour el Capitan de Fregata y del Puerto, D. Juan Antequera

      1865 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Tinted lithograph. 620 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centre fold.

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      SHAPE BOOK MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES NY MCLOUGHLIN BROS 30 BEEKMAN ST NO SHAPE BOOK MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES NY MCLOUGHLIN BROS 30 BEEKMAN ST NO. SHAPE BOOK. MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. NY: McLoughlin Bros. (30 Beekman St.), no date, circa 1865. 6 1/2" high, die-cut in the shape of Mother Goose, small area of one illustration rubbed else near fine. Busily illustrated in bright colors on a salmon colored background (one illustration is signed by Cogger). Similar to the Prang shape books of the same era but much rarer.

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        Der Nachsommer. Eine Erzählung.

      Pest., Heckenast 1865.. 2. Aufl. 3 Bde. 2 Bll., 483 (1); 2 Bll., 420; 2 Bll., 444 S. Mit je 1 gest. Tit. v. Jos. Axmann nach J. N. Geiger. OLn. mit Gold- u. Blindpräg. Innengelenke gelockert.. Heck W/2; Eisenmeier 209; Rabenlechner I, 75 - Die Erstausgabe erschien 1857.

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        Der Nachsommer. Eine Erzählung. 2. Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Pest, Heckenast, 1865.. Kl.-8°. Mit 3 gest. Titeln (Peter Joh. Nep. Geiger del.; Jos. Axmann sc.). 2 Bll., 483 SS.; 2 Bll., 420 SS.; 2 Bll., 444 SS. Rote, blindgepr. Ln. d. Zt. mit Rvg. und goldgepr. Titel a.d. Rücken und Vorderdeckel (gering fleckig).. Heck W/2. Eisenmeier 209. Rabenlechner I, 75.- Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe von 1857, mit den "herrlichen Geiger-Vignetten" (Rabenlechner).- Vortitel mit hs. Widmung, gest. Titel verso mit hs. Bes.-Vermerk. Papier unterschiedlich stockfleckig.

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        In the Silver Age

      London - Smith, Elder, & Co., 1865. London - Smith, Elder, & Co., 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce early edition of Lee&#39;s In the Silver AgeScarce, has only been available in reprint or electronically for a long while. Bound in blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt letteringParr, Harriet [pseud. Holme Lee] (18281900), novelist, was born at York on 31 January 1828, one of six children. The story of doomed rustic life told in Gilbert Massenger was so popular that the novel was translated at once into French and Italian, and Parr was invited to give a lecture tour in France, Germany, and Belgium. Her success soon enabled her to retire from teaching and buy a small house at Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, where she taught Sunday school and acted as a ministering angel to the local population. (In fact, she was often mistaken for a Sister of Mercy. ) She wrote thirty more novels, all of which are refined in tone, somewhat sentimental, and written in an easy, unaffected style which appealed to the sense of decency of the Victorian reader. These merits, supplemented by the enthusiastic support of Charles Edward Mudie, secured her considerable popularity as a writer for children. She did, however, publish four non-fiction works under her own name: a series of depressing autobiographical essays, In the Silver Age: Essaysthat is, Dispersed Meditations (1864), The Life and Death of Jeanne d&#39;Arc (1866), Maurice and Eugnie de Gurin (1870), and Echoes of a Famous Year (1872). Her last novel, Loving and Serving, appeared in 1883. Condition: The binding is firm. The rear hinge has failed. There is some wear to the extremities including some bumping, discolouration and a small area of loss. The front inner hinge is strained. Internally there is some slight browning and the odd spot. Pages 1 and 2 appear to be missing, although the text begins on page 3. The frontispiece and some of the early pagesare coming loose. Overall the condition of the book is good only..

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        Die Stubaier Gebirgsgruppe hypsometrisch und orografisch bearbeitet. Mit Unterstützung der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften herausgegeben. Mit einer Karte und fünf artistischen Beilagen.

      Wagner'sche,, Innsbruck, 1865 - Innsbruck, Wagner'sche, 1865. 8°. 144 + 6 S. OBrosch. EA. Mit der Karte und allen Beilagen: Ansicht des Schrankogel, Panorama vom Habicht (3teilig), Sulzenau vom Mannl, Panorama vom Eggessengrat und die Übersichtskarte der Messungen. - Ebd. berieben u. etw. bestossen, R. unfachmännisch m. Klebestreifen stabilisiert (unauffällig), Besitzsign. a. V., tlw. stockfleckig (vorallem die Tafeln), in den Gelenken etw. gelockert, Gbrsp. Gutes Expl. - Barth von Barthenau, (1839 - 1890), unterbrach 1859 das bei Justus von Liebig und Max von Pettenkofer in München begonnene Studium der Chemie, um als Freiwilliger der Akademischen Legion in Norditalien zu kämpfen. Nach der Promotion in Innsbruck (1860) war er als Universitätsassistent tätig und zog 1866 gegen Preußen erneut ins Feld. 1867 wurde B. v. B. als o.Prof. der Chemie nach Innsbruck, 1876 nach Wien berufen. Dort gehörte er der Akademie der Wissenschaften und dem Obersten Sanitätsrat an. B. v. B. zählte zu den Begründern der "Monatshefte für Chemie"; er befaßte sich besonders mit den Benzolderivaten, erforschte die Einwirkung der Kalischmelze auf organische Substanzen und entdeckte das Resorzin. Nebenbei war er begeisterter Alpinist. Dies traf ebenso auf Pfaundler von Hadermur, (1839 - 1920) zu. Er studierte Chemie, Physik und Mathematik an der Univ. Innsbruck und wurde 1861 zum Dr. phil promoviert. Nach Studien in Paris bei Regnault habilitierte er sich 1866 in Innsbruck für physikalische Chemie. Seit 1867 o.Prof., folgte er 1910 einem Ruf als Nachfolger Ludwig Boltzmanns an die Univ. Graz, wo er bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1910 lehrte und Direktor des Physikalischen Instituts war. P. trat insbesondere mit Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Wärmelehre hervor (u.a. Der Kampf ums Dasein unter den Molecülen, 1873). 1870 erzeugte er als erster "kontinuierlichen dynamoelektrischen Strom". P. konstruierte zahlreiche Demonstrationsapparaturen und setzte sich mit Problemen der Farbphotographie auseinander. Seit 1870 war er Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und seit 1882 der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. 1879 wurde P. in den Adelsstand erhoben. (DBE) Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Parian Bust

      , c.1865-80. c.1865-80. Robinson & Leadbetter Parian ShakespeareSHAKESPEARE, William. Parian Bust of Shakespeare. Robinson & Leadbeater, c. 1865 -1880. 18 inch Parian bust atop 3 1/2 inch socle, joined by contemporary brass nut and bolt, the joint sealed with plaster of Paris. Faint hairline fissure from upper button of shirt across shoulder and around to rear. Mild soiling typical of Parian, otherwise an exceptional example notable for its exquisite detail and translucence. This superb Parian bust of the Bard of Avon is exact in almost all aspects to that from Robinson & Leadbeater pictured in the key reference, The Parian Phenomenon, differing only in size, the slight tilt of Shakespeare&#39;s head and subtle facial features. The blouse, buttons, tassels, collar, drape of the cloak, lapel, and sleeve at the left shoulder are identical in all detail to the ten and a half inch Shakespeare bust produced by Robinson & Leadbeater c. 1880. Further, though the smaller sizes for R&L busts were modeled with integral socles, the larger sizes possessed separate socles, as here. Most significant, however, is that Robinson & Leadbeater&#39;s designs were original and exclusive to them alone. All evidence considered, we can confidently state definitive attribution to this, amongst the small handful of Parian producers considered to be the finest. "One of the few potteries to concentrate entirely on the production of high quality Parian, the partnership of Robinson & Leadbeater was established in the early 1860s in Hanley [U.K.]&#133;The company quickly became one of the largest and most ambitious manufacturers of Parian, with a large share of the Home market and an extensive export trade in the United States [whence this example]&#133; In the 1883 edition of his Ceramic Art of Great Britain, L. Jewitt wrote:"&#39;They produce Parian groups, figures and busts in large variety, classical, portrait and imaginative&#133;By giving constant and undivided attention to this one branch of ceramic art (Parian), the firm have succeeded in so improving it in both fineness and purity of body and in tone of colour as to render their productions so far higher than average merit. They have studied excellence of body, originality of design, and cleverness of workmanship as before that of marketable cheapness, and in this they have done wisely. In material they rank with the best productions of many competing forms, while in fineness of surface and careful manipulation they are scarcely excelled.&#39;"In 1893 the Pottery Gazette noted that Robinson and Leadbeater were &#39;&#133;the only concern left who devote their entire energies to the perfection of that most beautiful ceramic production, Parian&#39;" (The Parian Phenomenon, p. 225).This bust is unmarked, typical of Robinson & Leadbeater&#39;s early wares, but as Godden notes (British Pottery & Porcelain Marks, p. 123) of those produced after the mid-1870&#39;s, the R&L mark was found only on figures and groups.A most attractive Robinson & Leadbeater piece indeed, and rare in this size. Cf. The Parian Phenomenon, fig. 747.

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        Carta Esferica en quatro hojas de las Costas de Tierra Firme.

      1865 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1816-c.1865.Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Fine condition.

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        Islas Chincha - Guano-Abbau.

      Peru, um 1865.. O-Fotografie aufgezogen auf Papier, in den Rändern stellenweise etw. nachgedunkelt, Fotogröße: 25 x 17,5 cm.. Die frühe Fotografie des peruanischen Guano-Abbaus, der in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts als Dünger in ganze Welt exportiert wurde, zeigt die Siedlung der Arbeiter nebst einem öffentlichen Gebäude mit Fahne, die Mole zur Guano-Verschiffung im Vordergrund und den bereits stark abgebauten Guanohügel im Hintergrund. Heute sind diese Inseln Naturschutzgebiet und eine touristische Attraktion zur Beobachtung von Seehunden und Seelöwen. Die Siedlungen sind heute gänzlich verschwunden. (vgl. ähnliche Ansicht bei: Reclus, Nouvelle Geographie, XVIII, Amerique du Sud, 1893, 576 f.). Weitere Inseln auf denen seit 1840 Guano abgebaut wurde sind die Isla Chao, Corcovado, Huanillos, Viejas, Santa Rosa, Lobos de tierra und Pabellon de Pica die entlang der chilenischen und peruanischen Küste liegen. Zeitlich läßt sich die Fotogafie durch die Aussagen Middendorfs einordnen: "Als der Verfasser im März 1862 um erten Male an den Chincha-Inseln vorüberfuhr, war die Ausbeute bereits seit zwanzig Jahren in Betrieb und sehr lebhaft. Eine ganze Flotte von grossen Segelschiffen lag bei der Nord- und Mittel-Insel vor Anker, die alle warteten, bis die Reihe an sie kommen würde. (...) Im Jahre 1871 führte eine Reise den Verfasser nochmals an den Inseln vorüber: sie waren von Guano entblösst und flach, das Meer von Schiffen verlassen." (Middendorf, Peru II. Band, 1894, 191)

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        THE Histories of TOM THE PIPER'S SON and TOM TUCKER. Illustrated by Cruikshank. Read's Children's Tales. &c. Price 6d. on paper. Untearable cloth 1s.

      8 leaves, printed on one side only and laid on linen, the first and last pasted to the covers, each beaing a hand-coloured engraving with text beneath. Original pictorial colour-printed wrappers. 23.8 x 18 cm. Spine expertly restored; some creasing and wear, small bookseller's paper label to front wrapper. A very good copy of a superb Read toybook.

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        Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort / Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen / Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch-physikalisch- und ethnographisch-erläuterndem Text / Erste Häfte

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, ca. 1865.. 4°, Halbleder. 23 x 29,5 cm. 464 Spalten. Mit 1 gestochenem Titelblatt u. 45 Stahlstichtafeln. Halbledereinband bestoßen u. berieben. Textseite teilweise lose, Stiche wie immer teilweise leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt noch gutes u. interesantes Exemplar.

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        Ecole d'aspirants officiers, aout 1865. Photographie originale.

      . 13 x 11 cm. encadree (25.5 x 23.5 cm).. Derriere le cadre, Charles Dardel a ecrit les noms des soldats presents sur la photographie: "Lieutenant Hirschi, Siegrist von Bern, J. Sutter von Burgdorf, von Tscharnen von Bern, Brawand von Bern, Charles Dardel von Aarberg".Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Calepin d'un amateur d'estampes.

      Ales (Alais), A. Veirun, 1865.. 18 x 11,5 cm, 131 p., 4 f.n.c.. Broche,en partie non coupe. Couverture verte imprimee d'editeur, petit manque angul. superieur et ecriture a l'encre sans gravite; dos : indication a l'encre : marques des graveurs.. Edition originale de ce rare ouvrage imprime a 60 exmplaires et detruit par l'auteur qui recense de nombreuses marques de graveurs et en donne l'attribution. Illustre de 8 hors texte reproduisant de nombreux monogrammes. "Cet opuscule a ete detruit presque entierement a la suite de la vive polemique contre l'auteur, M. Michel, qui pretendait avoir a se plaindre de la critique partiale et injuste d'un journaliste. Une dizaine d'exemplaires tout au plus ont echappe a cette destruction et se vendent assez cher." (Drujon). Drujon Fernand, Essai bibliographique sur la destruction volontaire des livres ou bibliolytie, Paris, Quantin, 1889, n°15, p.7. Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        Original-Aquarell ( und Tusche ) " Tannen am Waldesrand ".

      . Mit schnellem Strich gemaltes Tannenbild des bekannten Düsseldorfer Malers (*1865 Dessau - 1945 Düsseldorf ). Wahrscheinlich eine Vorarbeit. In Grün-, Braun- und Violettönen, teils offenbar unter Verwendung von Tusche. Maße ( Höhe x Breite ): 24 x 38,5 cm, unsigniert. Rückwärtig mit einer in violettem Stift ausgeführten Skizze. Verso mit Resten alter Montierung. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 " : " Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf...Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. " Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins " Düsseldorfer Malkasten ", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine " Eifellandschaft ". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells "Eifelhöhe mit Schafen" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der " Bühne ". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten " Düsseldorfer Malkastens " mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 )..

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        In Schleswig Holstein. Gedichte.

      Schlesier 1865 Berlin. 143S. Zustand:Ränder etwas abgestossen, altersgemäß gebräunt,.

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        Memoirs of the Art of Glass-Painting. Illustrated with Engravings from the Author's Original Drawings, by Philip H. Delamotte, P. S. A.

      London: John Murray 1865 - Large 8vo, 227 x 141 mms., pp. xiv [xv List of Illustrations, xvi corrections], 362, engraved portrait and 14 plates by Philip Delamotte after drawings by the author, 13 with hand-colouring, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full polished tan morocco, sides with double gilt fillet borders infilled in black, spine panelled in similar fashion within raised bands and with black morocco label, wide inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt; very slight wear to extremities, but a very good to fine copy, with the 20th century bookplate of the English stained-glass artist Patrick Reyntiens (1725 -), well-known for his collaborations with John Piper, e. g., for the cathedrals at Liverpool and Coventry. The barrister and stained-glass historian Charles Winston (1814&#150;1864) established bona fides as an authority on stained glass with the publication in 1847 of An Inquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings, Especially in England. He made experiments to determine the chemical characteristics of of the colouring of stained glass. The present book includes a biographical memoir and reprints many of the articles he published in the Archaeological Journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Mineralquellen zu Bilin.Vienna, Geislinger (printed by Anton Strauss), 1808. 8vo (19.5 x 12.5 cm). With an engraved title-vignette and a folding engraved view of Bilin. Original blue-grey wrappers, bolts unopened.

      Cf. Ward 1865 (Reuss's 1788 work on the same subject); Zittel, p. 88. First edition of an uncommon work on the mineral springs of Bilin (Bílina) in Bohemia, where Reuss lived and served as physician to Prince Lobkowitz, to whom the present edition is dedicated. It discusses the history and natural history of the springs, their physical form and their medicinal use, and gives information about their mineral content and carbonation. One chapter discusses the springs at Karlsbad and Teplitz. In fine condition, untrimmed and with the bolts unopened; the wrapper is slightly worn.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Bowers and Edwin Stanton announcing the fall of Richmond and effectively declaring the end of the Civil War.

      - WilsonÕs Station (Virginia): April 4, 1865. 8vo, 2 pages written in pencil on the letterhead ÒHead Quarters Armies of the United StatesÓ. Tipped into a copy of GrantsÕ Memoirs (see below). In fine condition. Tipped into vol. 2 is another letter, to Grant, written in ink, from the chief quarter-master R.H. Allen dated Aug. 26th 1862; it requests that he release horses mules and wagons to General Hurlbut. On the verso is written Grant's reply dated the same day, briefly agreeing to dispatch "about 75 teams" to Memphis; 20 lines, ink, signed U.S. Grant Maj. Gen. An historical document of the greatest importance, recognized as such in 1908 when it was sold at AndersonÕs Auctions on May 15, lot 101: Òone of the most important historical documents ever offeredÓ. The New York Times noted ÒTop price for Grant letterÓ and wrote about it before and after the sale. It fetched $76, almost double the next highest price for a Grant letter (to Lincoln) and 5 to 10 times the average price of Grant letters ($7-$15). It has remained in private hands ever since, most recently by a collector in California. The letter (along with another) is tipped into a copy of:The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Webster, 1885-86. 2 vols., 584; 647, (1)pp. Full dark green morocco gilt, original covers bound in, a fine copy.ÒThe army is pushing forward in three columns in the hope of overtaking or dispersing the remainder of LeeÕs army. Sheridan and his cavalry and the 5th Corps is between this and the Appomattox, Gen. Meade with 2nd and 6th following. Gen. Ord is following the line of the South side of the rail-road. All of the enemy that retain anything like organization have now gone North of the Appomattox and are apparently heading for Lynchburg. Their losses have been heavy. Houses throughout the country are nearly all used as hospitals for wounded men. the number of prisoners captured yesterday will exceed 2000. From the 28th of March to the present time our loss in killed and wounded and captured will not probably exceed 7000 of whom from 1500 to 2000 man captured and many but slightly wounded. I shall continue the pursuit as long as there appears to be any use in it. U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen.ÓWith this final phrase Grant all but declares the Civil War to be at an end. The letter was published the next day in newspapers all over the North; 5 days later Grant and Lee met at Appomattox to negotiate LeeÕs surrender. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion: A History of Four Years Before the War

      Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, London, 1865. First Edition, hardback, large 8vo, x,296pp, 8pp adverts at rear, - some foxing, mainly on title page, otherwise slight, page edges browned, private library bookplate on endpaper, text clean and sound, no inscriptions, original brown cloth gilt, board corners bumped and edges slightly rubbed, Very Good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Several strands of Abraham Lincolnís hair displayed with his image in a chained gold locket

      [Washington, DC]: , [1865] At least eight strands of President Abraham Lincolnís hair encased in a 0.75î x 0.625î chained oval gold locket opposite an image of Lincoln. The strands are from the ringlet of Lincolnís hair from the collection of his Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles sold at the Skinner auction held in Boston on November 8, 1983. A letter of provenance from Skinner is present. On April 15, 1865, in the White House, according to the National Institute of Health, National Library of Medicine, ìDuring the autopsy Mary Todd Lincoln sent a messenger to request a lock of hair; a tuft was clipped from the head for her.î Lincolnís Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles wrote in his diary that after the President had been shot, Mrs. Lincoln had requested his wife, Mary Jane Welles, to come to the Peterson House across from Fordís Theatre to be with her. She did so and accompanied Mrs. Lincoln to the Executive Mansion the following morning after the President had died. Mrs. Welles was Mrs. Lincolnís closest friend in Washington. She may have presented a lock of her husbandís hair to Mrs. Welles at that time. In addition, also on April 15th, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton had cut a lock of Lincolní hair, put it into an envelope, and addressed the envelope ìTo Mrs. Welles.î

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;s label to the rear pastedown reading: &#39;M. Dasset, Bruxelles. Relieur 12-14 rue des Paroissiens&#39;. 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&#39;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. &#39;With introduction by E. P. Hingston&#39;. Featuring illustrated advertisements for &#39;Artemus Ward&#39;s new book: Among the Mormons&#39; and &#39;Artemus Ward, His Book&#39;. 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&#39; Allminax, Josh Billings&#39; Sayings, Everybody&#39;s Friend, Choice Bits of American Wit and Josh Billings&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;sHistoire d&#39;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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