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        A TREATISE ON THE CONSTRUCTION, PROPER USE, AND CAPABILITIES OF SMITH, BECK, AND BECK'S ACHROMATIC MICROSCOPES

      London, John Van Voorst, 1865.. FIRST EDITION 1865, 8vo, 260 x 120 mm, 10¼ x 6¾ inches, 28 plates including frontispiece, 2 printed in colours, 76 woodcuts in the text, 2 mounted labels on page 128 as required, pages: viii, 144, 3 leaves of Beck's adverts inserted after page 134, another after page 144, plates II-XXVIII are bound at rear each facing a page of explanation, bound in original publisher's dark green cloth, blind decorated borders to covers, gilt lettered spine, leaflet on the Royal Microscopical Society in pocket inside lower cover. Spine darkened and slightly worn at head and tail, small splits at top and bottom of hinges, maximum 15 mm (¾"), corners very slightly worn and very slightly bumped, small pale damp stain to lower inner corner of frontispiece and plates II-XVI affecting margin only. A very good sturdy copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Carta de la Parte Interior del Golfo de Bengala segun la publicada en 1863 por el almirantazgo de Inglaterra.

      1865 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Lithographic map, with touches of original colour. 650 x 990mm. A scarce Spanish chart of the Bay of Bengal, showing from Madras east to the Gulf of Martaban in Burma and the Andaman Islands. It is based on British Admiralty charts and the lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        Album des Portraits des Souverains, Princes, Princesses, Ministres et Grands Dignitaires de cette Intéressante Epoque

      Librarie Rue Visconti Paris, 22 Rue Visconti 1865 - Album complet de 24 portraits en lithographie des Souverains, Princes, Princesses, Ministres et grands dignitaires (tels que Louis XVIII, Charles X, CHATEAUBRIAND, les ducs et Duchesses d'Angoulême et de Chambord, RICHELIEU ), d'après GAILDRAU, PAUQUET, MENARD, gravures de REVILLE, PIGEOT, PANNIER Format 28,5 x 39,5cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed about injury of Brig. Gen. Williamm H. Morris at Spottsylvania

      New York, 1865. <p>Hamilton, Frank Hastings (1813-86). Autograph Letter signed, dated Jan. 1, [18]65, signed by Hamilton in his capacity as the "Surg. in charge Officers of Vol. New York"; no addressee or recipient indicated. 1 sheet, 205 x 258 mm., folded to make 4 pages of which 2 contain Hamilton&#39;s letter and 2 are blank. Creased where folded, minor soiling. 64 Madison Ave., New York [N.Y.]. </p><p>A very fine letter from the Medical Inspector of the Union Army, describing the condition of Brigadier General William H. Morris (1827-1900), who had suffered a gunshot wound in the leg during the past year.</p><p> "Brig. Genl. Wm. H. Morris U.S.A. has been under my care in consequence of a gunshot wound of the leg, during the last four or five months. One of the wounds has not yet healed, and the limb remains swollen & painful. I attribute this delay in his recovery to an injury of a nerve. The General is not at present in a condition to resume the saddle, but he might perhaps without harm perform a moderate mount of labor on foot. There is a gradual but slow improvement in the condition of his limb, which furnishes a guarantee of his complete recovery at a period not very remote."</p><p> Morris, a native of New York, began his service in the United States Army as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Infantry, but during the Civil War he advanced quickly to the rank of Brigadier-General, to which he was appointed on Nov. 29, 1862. He was present at a number of important battles, including Gettysburg and the Battle of the Wilderness, and was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House on May 9, 1864. It is undoubtedly this wound that forms the subject of Hamilton&#39;s letter, since Morris spent the next four months after the Spotsylvania Court House battle on sick leave in Washington, away from active fighting, before being mustered out of the army on August 24.</p><p> Although the purpose of Hamilton&#39;s letter is not explicitly stated, it was very probably written either in connection with Morris&#39;s discharge from the army, or to establish Morris&#39;s eligibility for an army pension. Intriguing in itself, the letter takes on added significance in that it refers to an officer rather than an enlisted man. According to Paul E. Steiner&#39;s Medical History of a Civil War Regiment (pp. 50-54), the government did not regulate and oversee officers&#39; health care as it did the care of enlisted men, so that the diseases and disabilities suffered by Union officers often went unreported, and what records there were tended to be scattered and incomplete. Hamilton&#39;s letter may therefore be the most detailed description extant of the wound suffered by Morris during one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War.</p><p> Hamilton, one of the foremost American surgeons of his day, was appointed Medical Inspector of the Union Army by President Lincoln and the United States Senate in February 1863, and served in this post with distinction until June 1865. He was the author of the first complete book on fractures and dislocations in English (A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations, 1860; Garrison-Morton 4420) and numerous other surgical works, as well as editor of the massive Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870-71). Kelly & Burrage. DAB re Morris & Hamilton. </p>

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        OUR FAITHFUL ALLY, THE NIZAM: being an historical sketch of events, showing the value of the Nizam's alliance to the British government in India, and his services during the mutinies.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1865.FIRST EDITION, 1865, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR. 8vo, approximately 30 x 135 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, pages: xxviii, 507, original publisher's blind stamped green cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated, gilt vignette to upper cover. Rebacked, original spine laid on, gilt on spine dull, corners slightly worn, original brown endpapers retained, little faint foxing to title page, occasional very light foxing, some pages unopened, binding tight and firm, no loose pages. Overall a very good sound copy of a scarce book. The history of the Nizams (princes) of Hyderabad from 1713 and of their relations with the British. Inscribed at the top of the title page: 'With the Author's compliments'. Nizam, a shortened version of Nizam - ul - Mulk Urdu meaning Administrator of the Realm, was the title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad State, India, since 1719, belonging to the Asaf Jah dynasty. The dynasty was founded by Mir Qamar - ud - Din Siddiqi, a viceroy of the Deccan under the Mughal emperors from 1713 to 1721 and who intermittently ruled under the title Asaf Jah in 1724, and after Aurangzeb's death in 1707, the Mughal Empire crumbled and the viceroy in Hyderabad, the young Asaf Jah, declared himself independent. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.By the middle of 18th century, the scions, known as The Nizams, had quickly surpassed the Mughals ruling a vast dominion of about 125,000,000 acres (510,000 km2) in south India. They were among the wealthiest people in the world. Seven Nizams ruled Hyderabad for two centuries until Indian independence in 1947. The Asaf Jahi rulers were great patrons of literature, art, architecture, culture, jewelry collection and rich food. The Nizams ruled the state until its integration into the Indian Union in September 1948 after independence from the British. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Svenska expeditionen till Spetsbergen år 1861 under ledning of Otto Torell.

      Stockholm, P.A. Sorstedt & Söner, 1865.Original embossed green cloth with gilt picture on front. With folding double-page panoramic view, folding map with inset maps, 15 (3 double-page) coloured lithographed plates by Abrah. Lundquist and 18 woodengravings in the text. (10),480 pp.* First edition. - 'Torell's expedition of 1861 had been exceptionally succesful, despite all the obstacles presented by ice and weather. It was the first interdisciplinary polar expedition carried out by competent professional scientists. There is no exaggeration in saying that this enterprise initiated scientific polar exploration, and that Torell is rightly looked upon, not only as the 'father' of Swedish polar exploration, but as the founder of scientific polar exploration in general' (Liljequist, High latitudes, p.38). The Arctic navigator Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832-1901) participated in this successful Spitbergen expedition. - (Foxed as usual).Arctic Bibl. 3171.

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        Gen. Grant authorizes the creation of a commission to investigate the methods by which Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army received supplies from Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Department ? Lincoln would engage on the subject just three days before his assassination!

      Autograph Letter Signed ?U.S. Grant / Lt. Gen.,? 1.5p, 5? x 8?, separate sheets. On stationery headed ?Headquarters Armies of the United States,? City Point, Va, January 19, 1865. To Major General Edward O.C. Ord, Commanding Dept. of Va. & N.C. On verso, mounting remnants including a strip across bottom of first page and top of second page, light show-through. Fine condition.In full, ?Your private note of this date is rec'd. I think your suggestion to appoint a Commission to investigate into the Norfolk trade matter a good one. I could not suggest better names for the Commission than those named by you. Go on with it and lose no time in having the Commission commence its work.?On January 23, 1865, Ord wrote to Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, Grant?s Chief of Staff, enclosing ?a letter from Major Read Recorder of the Commission now sitting at Norfolk for the investigation of frauds committed in this Department...? Brig. Gen. George H. Gordon was President of the Military Commiss

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        Joseph and His Brethren. Genesis Chapters XXXVII, XXXVIII. XL

      London: ,, 1865. Near Fine. London: Day & Son (1865). 4to, decorative dark red cloth with geometric, pseudo-Egyptian borders and ornament in gilt, white and green. Publisher&#39;s binding by Leighton Son & Hodge. Near fine with modest wear to binding and foxing limited to blank preliminary, edge of title page and colophon. Brilliant example of mid-Victorian color printing, illuminated by Owen Jones and Henry Warren and drawn on the stone by Albert Warren. Alternating pages of drawn text and illustration designed as pairs of facing pages, all within Egyptianesque rectangular borders. From six to thirteen colors were used per page. Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design: " .his pages owe nothing to the traditions of book design which are based on engraving: but since the text is drawn to imitate the regularity of type, there is no obvious link with the manuscript tradition either. a new conception of book design, which prefigure the Kelmscott openings of thirty years later.". Illustrated by Owen Jones.. Decorative Cloth.. Near Fine. Illus. by Owen Jones... 4to.

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        PAUL PRESCOTTS CHARGE. A Story for Boys.

      Loring, Publisher., Boston: 1865 - Frontis. Inserted plate, p. 174. Spine gilt bright. Slight lean. Light extremity wear, with one tip just showing board. Period pos to ffep. Withal, a pleasing VG+ copy. Publisher's terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped spine lettering & decorations. Pale yellow eps. 12mo. 7-1/16" x 4-3/8". 1st book edition (Bennett 135). Originally published as a serial in the New York Sun, "The Gipsy Nurse; or Marked for Life." 224, [2 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hongkong. Queen's Road. nach der Aquarelle aus der Sammlung des Herrn Richard Goehde

      Verlag von R. Wagner, Berlin 1865 - A charming, and very early view of Queen's Road in Hong Kong Hildebrandt, was born in Gdansk, and was evidently keen on travel. He made numerous journeys visiting the Americas (North and South), most of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and crossing the Pacific: the present image is from a sketch that was probably made as a result of his tour of 1862 to 1864. Chromolithograph, by R. Wagner, cut to edge of image and mounted (as issued), original mount with paper title label on verso.

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        GOODY TWO SHOES.

      [16] pages of text and colour-printed illustrations. Original pictorial card covers. The entire book shaped to the figure of Goody Two-Shoes. A very good copy.

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        Fauna der Kieler Bucht. 2 vols

      Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1865-72. <p>Möbius, Karl August (1825-1908) and Heinrich Adolph Meyer. Fauna der Kieler Bucht. Erster Band: Die Hinterkiemer oder Opisthobranchia. Zweiter Band: Die Prosobranchia und Lamellibranchia nebst einem Supplement zu den Opisthobranchia. Folio. xxx, 87, [11]; xxiv, 139pp. 50 lithograph plates (40 hand-colored). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1865-72. 356 x 257 mm. Original printed boards, cloth backstrips, slight wear and spotting, small split in front inner hinge of Vol. II. Some offsetting onto first and last leaves due to acidic endpapers, minor offsetting from plates, occasional soiling but a very good copy with clean plates. Presentation inscription on the front free endpaper of Vol. II: &#147;Der Herrn Redacteuren des Journal de Conchyliologie, Herrn Crosse und Herrn Dr. Fischer hochachtungsfoll die Verfasser.&#148;</p><p>First Edition. Möbius and Meyer&#146;s study of the environment and organisms of the Kieler Bucht (the Bay of Kiel in the southwestern Baltic Sea) is a pioneering work of ecology. &#147;In the introduction to this work [Möbius] set forth a program and methodology for modern ecology. The topography and variations in depth, the plant and animal life of the Kieler Bucht were characterized. The concept of &#145;life community&#146; (&#145;Lebensgemeinschaft&#146; or &#145;Biocönose&#146;) was introduced, although Möbius did not define it more precisely until 1877&#148; (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Möbius is credited with coining the term &#147;biocenose&#148; to refer to an ecological community or ecosystem.</p><p>&#147;Several features make the general part of Die Fauna der Kieler Bucht unusual. Though faunas were a common type of natural historical writing in the period, most concentrated on listing the animal species in a particular region. Möbius and Meyer went much further, heading toward a tighter connection between a particular set of physical and chemical conditions and the life-forms they supported. In this regard, the identification of so many different faunistic zones in such a small geographic area was innovative. . . . [M]ost discussions of geographic distribution in this period considered large regions of the earth; more local discursive mappings seeking to define, for example, a peculiarly &#145;German&#146; or &#145;European&#146; fauna still normally covered a far broader range than the microlevels attributed to the Kiel Fjord&#148; (Nyhart, Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany [2009], p. 143). </p><p>The second volume of this copy bears the authors&#146; presentation inscription to M. Crosse, the editor of the Journal de Conchyliologie [Journal of Conchology]. The inscription had originally included the name of Dr. Fischer, presumably another editor of the Journal, but this was later crossed out. </p>

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        The Prince of Wales Yacht Dagmar in coastal waters off the Isle of Wight]

      possibly published by Ackermann, [N.p., but ?London 1865 - A fine ship portrait of the Royal cutter by Dutton, one of the greatest marine lithographers. Thomas Dutton was one of the great nineteenth century maritime painters. His emotive works display a genuine love of the sea and his careful depiction of detail provides a wonderful record of the important vessels of the age. This spectacular print depicts the 33-ton cutter Dagmar. This impressive ship was built for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in Wivenhoe in Essex, by Thomas and John Harvey. The present view shows the vessel under full-sail off the coast of the Isle of Wight, with Osborne House, the favorite residence of Queen Victoria, outlined on the cliff tops. Tinted lithograph with added hand colour. Artist's monogram in lower right corner of image. (Short repaired tears). Matted.

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        Harvard University Medical School. Engraved diploma on parchment

      Cambridge, 1865. <p>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. </p><p>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.</p>

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. ("Scherzer").

      Wien, 4. XII. 1865 bzw. 14. X. o. J.. Zusammen (3 +2½ =) 5¾ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. 8vo.. An einen nicht genannten Freund über Baron Wüllersdorfund seine familiären Umstände: "J'ai oublie de vous dire hier que le Baron de Wüllerstorf etait marie en premieres noces avec une dame irlandaise, Miß Hannah o'Conor. Mais cette Dame (avec laquelle il se mariait en 1847) mourait une annee apres en donnant naissance a un fils [ ]. Wüllerstorf se mariait une second fois en 1861 avec la Comtesse Leonie de Rothkirch-Panthen. Je vous dis cela en cas que vous voudriez publier quelques notes sur le nouveau ministre de Commerce. [ ]". - Der zweite Brief an einen ebenfalls ungenannten Herrn über sein in Leipzig erschienenes Skizzenbuch (= Aus dem Natur- und Völkerleben im tropischen Amerika, Skizzenbuch 1864) und dessen französische Übersetzung.

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        L&#39;Herbier des demoiselles ou traité complet de la botanique...nouvelle edition, revue et corrigée par le Dr. Hoefer

      Paris: Didier & Cie, 1865. Two volume set, comprising a single octavo volume with frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout the text, accompanied by the oblong quarto atlas of 107 handcoloured plates; light preliminary foxing, endpapers a bit stained, yet an attractive set in late nineteenth-century gilt decorated quarter morocco. Attractive French work of botany. Generously illustrated botanical handbook, with an atlas volume illustrating some 107 different species. L&#39;Herbier des demoiselles is a practical description of the Linnean system, detailing the method of classifying and naming species by floral structures, fruits and seeds, and the process of germination. It is an attractive book with a splendid array of delicate handcoloured illustrations, published with the intention of bridging the gap between serious botany and amateur curiosity. Although there is a focus on the cottage garden and fruit trees, the work does show the continuing enthusiasm for exotics from all corners of the globe. This set, in a handsome crimson gilt binding, is from the library of British novelist John Fowles (with his elegant ornithological bookplate).

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        Geschichte der Städte Saarbrücken und St. Johann. Nach Urkunden und authentischen Berichten bearbeitet. 2 Bände. Mit einer gefalteten, farbig getönten Ansicht und 3 lith. Faltplänen.

      Saarbrücken, Siebert, 1865.. 23 x 15 cm. 3 Bll., 545 + 508 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.. *Vollständige Originalausgabe. - "Vorliegende Schrift dürfte in historischer Hinsicht für die Städte Saarbrücken und St. Johann einen dauernden Werth haben. Was sie giebt, kann nämlich dem größten und wichtigsten Theile nach anderswo nicht mehr gefunden werden; sie ist daher nicht allein für den Moment der Geschichte, sondern für die Zukunft als Quelle der Geschichte selbst, zu betrachten" (Vorwort). - Deckel geringfügig berieben, gelegentlich leichte Randbräunung. Insgesamt recht gut erhaltenes Exemplar in hübschen zeitgenöss. Halbledereinbänden.

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        "Nahe und Saar". Gesamtansicht von Saarburg, umgeben von Bildern aus der Umgebung sowie in floral geschmückter Umrandung Allegorien von Nahe und Saar, Jagdszenen aus dem Hunsrück und Wappen.

      . Farblithographie von Sonderland nach C. Scheuren, 1865, 42,5 x 51,5 cm.. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 209,13. - Aus dem seltenen Prachtband "Landschaft, Sage, Geschichte und Monumentales der Rhein Provinz". - Mit breitem Rand und sehr gut erhalten.

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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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        NATUR UND KUNST IN BILDERN FÜR DIE JUGEND.-

      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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        FARMACOPEA ESPANOLA,QUINTA EDICION

      . 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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        THE HOLY BIBLE containing the old and New testaments - Commentaries of Henry ans Scott.

      WILLIAM COLLIN SONS & Co Ltd 1865 - R320054187: 1275 + 55 pages - augmenté de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente - rousseurs altérant légèrement la lecture - dos à 5 nerfs - Coins, tranches, nerfs, coiffes et mors frottéTranches dorés - - 5 PHOTOS DIPONIBLES. SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LANDS OF THE BIBLE / TEXTE EXCLUISVEMENT EN ANGLAIS. In-Folio Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos très frotté. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        América Meridional. Costa Este. Carta del Rio de la Plata segun los trabajos mas fidedignos nacionales y extranjeros.

      1865 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 645 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Excellent condition.

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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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        MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES

      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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        Popery Ancient and Modern: Its spirit, principles, character, objects, prospects, checks, and extirpation; with warnings and counsels to the people of England

      London: John Snow 1865 - first edition; lxvii, 364, 32 (ads) pp., original cloth, masonic book plate to the front paste down, previous owner's name to the half-title page, old moisture stain to six leaves, spine chipped at the head, else near very good. Photos available upon request.

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