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        Scorpion. Its Duty, To Protect the Innocent, To Avenge the Injured. Motto - "Resistance to Tyrants, is Obedience to God."-- Vol. 1, No. 1 -- Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., July 24, 1866

      Andover, MA. 1866. Newspaper. Newspaper has 4pp of text with text divided into four columns. Of note is a small illustration in the middle of the title. It depicts seven snakes labeled Baltimore, St. Louis, Virginia, Georgia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Texas and Arkansas with the hand that is holding them labeled "Jeff. Davis." The snake labeled Baltimore is slithering away. Like most in the North, there was likely a strong aversion to Jefferson Davis, formerly the President of the Confederate States. This cartoon could be representative of that feeling of dislike. Newspaper is in good condition with light soiling and toning affecting content, bleeding of text on pages 2 and 3, fragile at folds and light wear to all edges. This is a publication by members of the class of 1866 at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Founded in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, this is the oldest boarding school in the United States. In the year this newspaper was published the school was run by Dr. Samuel Taylor, Principal of Phillips Academy from 1837 to 1871. A history of malcontents scattered the administration of Samuel Taylor. Some of these students, usually upperclassmen, frequently published witty, satirical, and sometimes scandalous broadsides and newspapers. Although known as a strict disciplinarian, Taylor was very tolerating of social clubs and programs run by the students. The general public however, thought that "a freedom of speech regarding [Tyler] and his colleagues was little short of extraordinary. This frankness became license in the various broadsides issued at the close of the year by the upper classes. In these, "Uncle Sam," the Faculty, citizens of the town, and members of the rival class were often made the subjects of scurrilous attacks" (An Old New England School, Fuess). This issue of the Scorpion is no different. The Scorpion, which came out July 24, 1866, included "a witty skit entitled Avunculus on a Raid and a poem in the meter of Hiawatha, ridiculing all the instructors, especially the notorious 'flogging Bridgman.'" The students authoring the newspaper often refer to themselves as wise and illustrious heroes, offering their farewells and memories. Under a column titled "A Glance at the Future" they write, "mingled with the joy we feel at bidding a final farewell to Andover, there is a sense of regret, that the places which '66 filled with such honor to itself, are now to be occupied by such unworthy incumbents as the class of '67." It is a witty and outlandish newspaper that any troublemaker from secondary school would proudly take credit. Published by a school with a long history of distinguished pupils, this newspaper is quite an amusing and rare find. We do not believe there are any other issues of this publication and the only other copy of this same issue is found at Yale. ; 4 pp .

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        Felix Holt The Radical.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1866 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Half titles, 4pp ads & 20pp catalogue at end of vol. III. Orig. reddish-brown sand-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to heads & tails of spines, the odd small mark. A good-plus set. Baker & Ross A8.1; binding 'A' with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants at end of vol. I. Sadleir 814 (in the later blue cloth); not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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        Chemist's Recipe Book

      A leather-bound ledger; 8vo. Indexed recipies for creams, potions, medicines and mixtures Gudgen would require in his business. The list ranges from some of the obvious, such as antibilious pills, cough pills (balls for horses), neuralgia mixture; everyday compounds including asthma cigarettes, bug poison, hair dye and bicycle care; and many culinary items including mushroom ketchup, French mustard, salad dressing, mayonnaise and currie powder. From one of the title pages it appears that this was compiled whilst he was serving his apprenticeship as he lists the different towns where he worked, from Nottingham, Strood, Brighton and parts of London; apparently he eventually set up business in Chiswick. A fascinating insight into the work of a 19th century chemist in his shop. Very good hinges a liitle weak, wear to the extremities and the remains of a clasp.

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        A YANKEE IN CANADA with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Three variant bindings. Duodecimo. 7 in (18 cm) tall; 286 p. Green publisher's cloth with gilt stamped lettering and decoration to spine, and blindstamped decorative borders and centered wreath to sides. Top edge stained green. Tight, clean and square binding. Intact spine. Square corners. Pages bright; no foxing. Brown-coated endpapers. Clean edges. Clear, protective cover. Spine with light spot. Front pastedown with two library rule plates of the period, front hinge with top inch tear, margins with intermittent smudges, few corner folds. First book appearance of "Civil Disobedience," which motivated Mohandas Gandhi to overthrow the British government, Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead the civil rights movement, and many others. Henry David Thoreau believed that when faced with an unjust government, it is a citizen's duty to break the law, to stop paying taxes, to go to jail, and to start a revolution if necessary. A lifelong abolitionist, Thoreau and his family participated in the Underground Railroad. After leaving Walden, Thoreau gave a lecture against slavery and against American imperialism in the Mexican-American War. This lecture would become the essay, "Civil Disobedience," emphasizing an individual's right to be true to their conscience. BAL 20117. Very good in no dust jacket if issued.

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        English and Chinese Dictionary, with the Punti and Mandarin Pronunication. 英華字典.[Ying hua zi dian].

      Hongkong.: Printed and Published at the "Daily Press" Office.. First edition.. 1866.. 4 volumes. 2013pp. Original paper covered boards in English and Chinese with engraved decorative borders and plain cloth spines. Introduction includes: "Table showing the population of China during the various Dynasties from A.D. 2 to 1578, compiled from historical accounts"; an essay on "The Chinese Language" which compares the language with the other Asian languages; "Syllabary of the Canton Dialect"; "Table Shewing the Exact Number of Words in the Canton Dialect"; "Table of Sounds in the Canton Dialect"; Orthography of the Punti or Canton Dialect; "Table of Sounds in the Hakka Dialect"; short section on the Fukien, Hoklo, Amoy and "Mandarin or Court Dialect"; Syllabary of the Mandarin Dialect according to Dr. Williams's System of Orthography"; "The Syllabary of Mr. Wade, with the corresponding orthography adopted by Dr. Williams and Dr. Morrison"; "The Origin of the Written Language". Bindings a little worn, marked or creased in places, scorch mark upper edge of three volumes causing some minor loss on upper margins of some leaves but leaves are generally crisp and clean, corner of three leaves creased, some minor worming lower cover and last leaves, neat repair upper edge of upper cover volume 4. 34 x 24cm. A good set of the first edition in the original binding of a scarce dictionary that is rarely offered for sale. William Lobscheid, a German medical missionary and printer, served in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province for just over 20 years. Lobscheid originally came to China as a member of the Rhenish (Barmen) Mission in 1848. Linguistically extremely able, Lobscheid learnt Chinese while in Hong Kong and was soon helping Karl Gutzlaff in his work to open China to Christianity. At the beginning of the 1850s he resigned from the Rhenish Mission, returning to London to further his medical training and experience. It was at that time that the young Hudson Taylor having read Lobscheid's reports travelled to London to meet him. Lobscheid was a great influence on Taylor, and also became his Chinese language teacher during their four month long voyage to China. In 1852, Lobscheid became the first medical agent of the Chinese Evangelization Society (CES). Although based in Hong Kong he spent a great deal of time among the local people in eastern Guangdong Province. His medical skills enabled him to travel in areas where no European had previously visited and offered him an access to the ordinary Chinese person which was rare at the time. He was one of the first Protestant missionaries to live outside the treaty ports, however his adventures in these areas were not always happy experiences, at times being the victim of robbery or the object wrath of for angry mobs. After falling out with the CES, in 1870, he left Hong Kong for the United States where he spent the remainder of his life. (Laura Mason - Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity). Just as Gutzlaff did, Lobscheid believed in the importance of printing to spread the Christian message and to disseminate western medical knowledge. His efforts with the printed word were not limited to the supervision of printing his revision of Medhurst's translation of the Bible into colloquial Chinese but included original work such as this comprehensive dictionary, Chinese grammars and booklets on a variety of topics such as: "The Evils of Hongkong and their Cure", "The Religion of the Dayaks" (on Taiwan), and another on the likelihood (which he did not believe to be high) of Chinese successfully living in American society entitled: "The Chinese; what they are, and what they are doing". The Chinese text 子曰辭達而已矣 on the upper cover of each of the four volumes translates as "Confucius says, language should be intelligible and nothing more" a rather interesting choice of quote for a linguist of Lobscheid's ability, but one which perhaps tells us something of Lobscheid's attitude to language education for the broader populace. Cordier 1602. .

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        Traite Des Proprietes Projectives Des Figures

      Paris: Gauthier-villars, 1866. Paperback. Fair. Size=9"x11. 2 Large Folding Plates. (full book description) Gauthier-villars, Paris, 1866. Fair, Paperback, Size=9"x11", 452pgs. 2 Large Folding Plates. Volume 2 ONLY. FRENCH TEXT. Rear cover missing, front cover separated. Text just barely held togather with their strings of the original binding. Text pages are bright & in VG+ condition. SCARCE. Only 1 copy located in World Catalog of library holdings. SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!

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        Alone among the Zulus.

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,, [1866]. By a Plain Woman. The Narrative of a Journey through the Zulu Country. Small octavo. Original blue sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, blind panel to rear board, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 3 similar plates. 4 pages of undated advertisements to the rear as issued. Contemporary inscriptions, "Low Worsall Reading Room Lending Library No. 8" to initial blank, "Miss M. Stewart, 5 Cambridge Square" to title page. Partial superficial cracking to front inner hinge, very occasional light finger-soiling to margins, short nick to fore edge of rear free endpaper. An excellent, bright copy. First edition. The author, an English settler in Natal, accompanied her brother Charles on a hunting and trading expedition to Zululand in 1855, during the reign of King Panda. Her narrative "affords a good account of the social side of the life of the Zulus at this period, and there is much information as to the native trade of the country, with occasional references to the labours of the missionaries" (Mendelssohn). There were six further editions up to 1889, which can be identified by the date in the advertisements. This first edition is uncommon, with only three copies traced in auction records. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of "Miss M. Stewart, 5 Cambridge Square" to the title page: an Agnes M. Stewart is traced as living at 5 Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, from 1860 to at least 1872 (as a shareholder in the Bank of British North America, see "Public Accounts" in the Sessional Papers of the Province [later Dominion] of Canada); this is possibly Agnes M. Stewart, author of numerous works of Catholic interest including biographies of Sir Thomas More (1876) and Cardinal Pole (1882).

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        The Female Review: Life of Deborah Sampson, the Female Soldier in the War of Revolution, with an Introduction and Notes by John Adams Vinton

      Boston: J. K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, 1866. First edition thus. From an edition of 250 small quarto (22 cm) copies hand-numbered and initialed by the publishers Wiggin & Lunt (this being copy '79'). There were also 35 royal quarto copies issued. Boards are 1/2 leather and 1/2 marbled paper with spine bands and gilt tooling; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; red & black printed title page; xxxii, [5], 38-267 pp,. illus. The scarce biography of Deborah Sampson, a Mass. woman who enlisted in the Continental Army in 1782, albeit through subterfuge. In 1792, Sampson successfully petitioned the Mass. State Legislature for a pension, which was initially denied to her because she was a woman. The Female Review was originally written and published in 1797 by the educator, publisher, bookseller, and newspaper editor, Herman Mann, who had befriended Sampson. According to Mann there were 1,500 copies printed and "quickly devoured by the booksellers" (qtd. in Hiltner, 212). There is unanimous consensus that Mann's account was sensationalized and only partially reflected Sampson's life and wartime experiences. Hiltner accuses him of "attempt[ing] to shape an icon of national virtue and a myth of the early republic from the raw material of a cross-dressing soldier," while in his introduction to this edition, Vinton says Mann "aimed at weaving a web of gaudy colors, which should strike strongly on the fancy of his readers." He attempted to correct these overindulgences in a revised and enlarged edition, which was allegedly based on a closer collaboration with Sampson herself, but both he and Sampson died before it was published. This edition was edited by the geneaologist and minister, John Adams Vinton, and includes an introduction and copies notes by him throughout, as well as quotations from Mann's unpublished manuscript. This edition was later republished in 1916 and 1972. Scarce. We find no copies of either the 1797 edition or this limited edition in commerce; less than half a dozen copies located institutionally via a somewhat convoluted set of WorldCat entries. Leather worn all over, most heavily at joints and spine ends with board tips exposed; one mark of dampstaining to the top of half-title and frontis, but not affecting portrait, otherwise no foxing or marks of any kind; a VG copy overall.

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        THE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF HOMER'S ILIAD ACCORDING TO THE ORDINARY TEXT AND ALSO WITH THE DIGAMMA RESTORED

      WILLIAM TEGG, 1866. INTERLINGUE 0,46 In inglese e greco, con pagine naturalmente e leggermente brunite da fattore tempo, con lievissima fioritura ed alcune illustrazioni in nero nei testi, tagli marmorizzati, alla controguardia anteriore adesivo con dicitura A Cuspide Corona, rilegatura in tutta tela marrone, con titoli d'oro al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi ed alle estremità del dorso USATO

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: Macmillan and Co,, 1866. Octavo. Original pictorial cloth gilt, dark green endpapers, binder's label on rear pastedown, gilt edges. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Wood-engraved illustrations after John Tenniel. Contemporary ownership signature dated 1866, small shelf label to front pastedown. Worn at extremities with loss to head and foot of spine, minor splitting to front joint, some spotting to contents. First published edition. The ownership signature is dated August 1866. The publication of the first Alice book set a pattern for many of Dodgson's succeeding publications. The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865. On 19 July 1865, Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing, so decided to suppress the whole edition of 2,000 copies. He recalled the few pre-publication copies he had sent out to his friends and donated them to hospitals, where most perished. Only 23 of those original "1865 Alices" are now extant, mostly in institutional holdings, thus creating one of the most famous black tulips of book collecting. The book was entirely reset by Richard Clay for this authorized Macmillan edition which, although dated 1866, was in fact ready by November 1865, in time for the Christmas market. The unused Oxford sheets were sold to Appleton's for use in their New York edition, published the following summer. The Macmillan edition was published in an edition of 4,000 copies.

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        The Albert N'Yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources.

      London Macmillan and Co 1866 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxx, 395; ix, 384pp., double-portrait frontispiece in volume i, lithograph frontispiece in volume ii, 2 maps (1 large folding, small repair to fold), 13 full-page plates, 20 illustrations in text, original green cloth gilt, large gilt pictorial vignettes to upper covers, slight bubbling to cloth, light wear, neat repairs to extremities, a very good copy. Baker, after various adventures in Ceylon and the area around the Black Sea, went to Africa and embarked on his greatest adventure, namely to discover the source of the Nile. Having met up with Speke and Grant and exchanging valuable information with them, he eventually discovered the third great Nile lake, the Albert N'Yanza, but only after most of his men had deserted him and he had been forced to rely on the help of the slave trader Ibrahim and capricious local ruler, Kamrasi. One of the great travel narratives. Hilmy I, 49; Czech p10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Felix Holt The Radical. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1866 Half titles, 4pp ads & 20pp catalogue at end of vol. III. Orig. reddish-brown sand-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to heads & tails of spines, the odd small mark. A good-plus set.Baker & Ross A8.1; binding 'A' with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants at end of vol. I. Sadleir 814 (in the later blue cloth); not in Wolff.

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        Mansfield Park. A novel.

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 1866 Some light foxing to titlepage & first few leaves of text. Orig. brown cloth, front board with borders & publisher's monogram in blind, spine lettered in gilt; expertly recased with well-executed repairs to head & tail spine.Not in Gilson, who lists an 1863 Ticknor & Fields edition.

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        Plá? Koruny ?eské ?ili up?jmná slowa Staro-?echa propow?d?ná milým kragan?m léta bjdy 1866 [Lamentation of the Bohemian Crown or heartfelt words of an Old-Czech, held forth to his dear compatriots in the year of sorrow 1866]

      Berlin: Trowitzsch und Sohn, 1866. Octavo (19 × 10.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers with brown paper spinestrip and title vignette; 16 pp. Paper evenly toned due to stock, else a very well-preserved copy. [Illegal Anti-Habsburg Brochure Printed in Berlin]. Illegally published pamphlet urging Czech independence from Austro-Hungary. Published anonymously in Berlin during the Austro-Prussian War (1866), it was written by Anton Kotik (1840-?) and reflects the political ambitions of Czech journalist and writer Josef F. Fri? and Count Rudolf von Thurn und Taxis. After a long list of injustices the Czech people have suffered at the hands of Austria, Kotik argues for a radical divorce from the Austrian government and an independent Czech state under Prussian patronage. Unrealistically though these aims were, the brochure was effectively intended to cause an armed uprising against Austria in the summer of 1866. Because it could not be published in Bohemia, Kotik and Fri? traveled to Berlin, where they reached an agreement with the publisher (Thurn und Thaxis provided the funding). Trowitzsch und Sohn were able to set the book in the Czech Schwabacher type, which was no longer used in Bohemia at the time. The booklets reached Prague around August 23, just as the Peace of Prague was being signed. But though this meant that the Prussian troops would leave Prague, the brochure still caused a great stir among Czech intellectuals and led to great vigilance by the Austrian police. It was immediately forbidden and its possession repeatedly prosecuted. Ignát Herrmann recounts that many readers burned the brochure afterwards, fearing punishment. Because of its scarcity, other patriots copied it by hand and distributed it among their friends (Sebrané spisy, vol. 24, p. 174). Miraculously, the Austrian authorities were unable to determine the real author, despite the fact that one of the main distributors was imprisoned for twelve months. Kotik only revealed himself to be the author in 1919, shortly after the declaration of Czechoslovak independence and the establishment of the First Republic, when he reprinted the pamphlet with his commentary. Kotik passed away soon after, in the knowledge that the decade-long struggle had not been in vain. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK and OCLC only show the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

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        North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report and Tranasactions Vol. 1-93 / North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 1-12 / North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series) Vol. 1-28

      1866-2003. , numerous plates (col + plain, lithographs + photographic, some folding), text figs. . HB/PB. A rare complete run bound in 59 vols, 8vo/lge-8vo: 36 vols bound in later qtr calf, marbled boards (bound by A. Portuense, Porto, Portugal); 11 vols in recent half-calf, original wrappers retained for Vols. 1-13, which are bound in a single volume; 18 vols in qtr buckram, marbled boards; final two parts in wrappers as issued. The Annual Report for 1868 is a reprint from 1896. Some marginal pencil annotations, occasional light foxing. Also included here are the following three additional volumes published by the Society: 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual addresses, papers, etc' (1875); 'Coming of Age of the North Sttafordshire Naturalists' Field Club and Archaelogical Society 1865-1885 - Chronological History and Bibliography of the Society' (1886), compiled by Rupert Simms; 'The North Sttaforshire Field Club Jubilee volume 1865-1915' (1916).. The North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club was founded in 1865. Its mission was stated as 'the practical study of Natural History in all its branches, and the cultivation of a fuller knowledge of the antiquities in the neighbourhood'. The First Annual Meeting, held on March 23rd, 1866, included subjects such as archaeology, geology, palaeontology, industrial history, folklore and local history. The Club issued their first periodical publication, 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report' in 1866, and from 1888 published an Annual Report and Transactions, which continued until the 93rd Report in 1960. No Report was published for the year 1897. A combined Index was issued for years 1866 to 1898. From 1961 the Transactions were incorporated into the new 'North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies', published by Keele University College. This journal ceased publication in 1975, and from 1976 to 2003, the journal appeared again under the title 'The North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series)', of which 28 volumes were published. The final issue appeared in 2003.The first president of the Club from 1865-1870 was James Bateman (1811-1897), an industrialist and banker, best known for his works on orchids. He sponsored expeditions to Mexico and South America enabling collectors to gather rare specimens. The Rev. Thomas W. Daltry (1832-1904), vicar of Madeley in Staffordshire, was a prominent member of the Club and served as Secretary and Chairman of the Entomological section for 39 years, up to his death. He was author of 'List of the Lepidoptera of North Staffordshire'. Another early member and vice-president, was William Henry Goss (1833-1906), a potter notable for having started the souvenir trade in pottery. An essential part of the club was the library, and Henrietta Lucy Elizabeth Garbett (1883-1939) served as a librarian for 18 years. This exceptional journal run includes interesting papers relating to Staffordshire and other parts of Britain and also a provides a fascinating insight into the organisation and social history of an active field club..

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        Enoch Arden.

      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866.(). 8vo., 81 pp., Good, Half Calf on Marbled Boards, red rot on leather, front board detached, top two sections of spine missing, staining & rubbing on cover, some foxing on front and back FEPs, edge wear, shelf wear. Illustrated by Arthur Hughes. Said to be the first successful attempt at photographing designs from wood engravings.

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        Meyer's Hand-Atlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten. Redigirt von L. Ravenstein. Neue berichtigte Ausgabe von 1867.

      Folio (37 x 25 cm). Mit 100 gest., meist grenz- teils flächenkolorierten Haupt- sowie zahlr. Nebenkarten auf 100 Doppelbl. 2 Bl., XII S. OHldr. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Espenhorst 3.4.1.2. - Ravensteins großer Handatlas erschien zuerst in Lieferungen und lag 1866 vollständig vor. Die vorliegende 2. Auflage, die erste mit allen Karten als Buch erschienene, enthält 12 Seiten "Statistische Erläuterungen" sowie meist das Jahr 1867, teils auch zwischen 1863 u. 1866 auf den Karten, rückseitig m. kl. Stempel numeriert. - Einband stärker berieben, Überzugslwd. etw. wellig u. fleckig. Innen stellenweise stockfleckig, meist nur im Rande, wenige kl. Randeinrisse.

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        North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report and Tranasactions Vol. 1-93 / North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 1-12 / North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series) Vol. 1-28

      1866-2003 1866 - , numerous plates (col + plain, lithographs + photographic, some folding), text figs. . HB/PB. A rare complete run bound in 59 vols, 8vo/lge-8vo: 36 vols bound in later qtr calf, marbled boards (bound by A. Portuense, Porto, Portugal); 11 vols in recent half-calf, original wrappers retained for Vols. 1-13, which are bound in a single volume; 18 vols in qtr buckram, marbled boards; final two parts in wrappers as issued. The Annual Report for 1868 is a reprint from 1896. Some marginal pencil annotations, occasional light foxing. Also included here are the following three additional volumes published by the Society: 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual addresses, papers, etc' (1875); 'Coming of Age of the North Sttafordshire Naturalists' Field Club and Archaelogical Society 1865-1885 - Chronological History and Bibliography of the Society' (1886), compiled by Rupert Simms; 'The North Sttaforshire Field Club Jubilee volume 1865-1915' (1916). The North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club was founded in 1865. Its mission was stated as 'the practical study of Natural History in all its branches, and the cultivation of a fuller knowledge of the antiquities in the neighbourhood’. The First Annual Meeting, held on March 23rd, 1866, included subjects such as archaeology, geology, palaeontology, industrial history, folklore and local history. The Club issued their first periodical publication, 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report' in 1866, and from 1888 published an Annual Report and Transactions, which continued until the 93rd Report in 1960. No Report was published for the year 1897. A combined Index was issued for years 1866 to 1898. From 1961 the Transactions were incorporated into the new 'North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies', published by Keele University College. This journal ceased publication in 1975, and from 1976 to 2003, the journal appeared again under the title 'The North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series)', of which 28 volumes were published. The final issue appeared in 2003.The first president of the Club from 1865-1870 was James Bateman (1811-1897), an industrialist and banker, best known for his works on orchids. He sponsored expeditions to Mexico and South America enabling collectors to gather rare specimens. The Rev. Thomas W. Daltry (1832-1904), vicar of Madeley in Staffordshire, was a prominent member of the Club and served as Secretary and Chairman of the Entomological section for 39 years, up to his death. He was author of 'List of the Lepidoptera of North Staffordshire'. Another early member and vice-president, was William Henry Goss (1833-1906), a potter notable for having started the souvenir trade in pottery. An essential part of the club was the library, and Henrietta Lucy Elizabeth Garbett (1883-1939) served as a librarian for 18 years. This exceptional journal run includes interesting papers relating to Staffordshire and other parts of Britain and also a provides a fascinating insight into the organisation and social history of an active field club. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue des gentilshommes en 1789 et des familles anoblies ou titrées de puis le Premier Empire jusqu’à nos jours (1806-1866).

      E. Dentu & A. Aubry 1866 - DE LA ROQUE (Louis) & BERTHELEMY (Edouard de). Catalogue des gentilshommes en 1789 et des familles anoblies ou titrées de puis le Premier Empire jusqu’à nos jours (1806-1866). Paris, E. Dentu & A. Aubry, 1861-66. Gd in-8 rel. demi-vélin à coins, gardes dorées aux fleurs-de-lys, multiples signets. Exemplaire bien complet de toutes ses livraisons du Catalogue des gentilshommes ainsi que des suppléments de 1867 et 1874, très joliment relié en deux tomes avec leurs couvertures conservées. Cet imposant ouvrage donne les listes par provinces, sénéchaussées, généralités, cours et juridictions, de toutes les personnes ayant voté ou ayant envoyé leur procuration pour l'élection des députés de la noblesse en 1789. Recueil précieux, et rare complet, nous dit Saffroy. Remarquable provenance attestée par l'ex-libris du comte Emmanuel du Tertre collé au revers du plat et signé par le célèbre graveur parisien Agry (pseud. Elie-Louis-Eugène Chouet). (Saffroy, III, 34220). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEW SOUTH WALES NATIONAL DIRECTORY for 1867-68. Including Sydney, Bathurst, Maitland, Newcastle, Goulburn, Forbes, Armidale Tamworth, Grafton, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Mudge, etc.

      Sydney, Walter Jameson Meyer, [1866].. 8vo, approximately, 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, large folding map, pages: xvi pages of adverts, 1 advert is a large folding plate, [1], 1-640 followed by 63 pages of adverts, first and last advert page pasted down on pastedowns, losing first advertisment, original publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt title to spine, blind decoration to covers. Binding slightly rubbed, folding map has some neat repairs to blank side, no loss of image (the map paper is delicate and needs care when opening), otherwise a very good copy. See: National Library of Australia's Bib ID 1720838. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The geographical distribution of mammals

      Day & Son, London 1866 - Murray, Andrew (1812-78). The geographical distribution of mammals. xvi, 420pp. 62 plate leaves, including frontispiece, 2 plates and 101 maps. London: Day and Son, 1866. 281 x 220 mm. Original blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, small splits in hinges, inner front hinge cracking, light wear. Very good. First Edition of one of the earliest global biogeographical surveys, containing 101 colored distribution maps of both terrestrial and marine mammals. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: D. Appleton, 1866 - FIRST EDITION, second (i.e., American) issue, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with new title-page. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Original red cloth. Spine very slightly darkened, very minor wear to spine ends, small spot on back cover, hinges tender. A handsome copy. Half morocco case. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the most frequently quoted book in the world, after the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. Alice has been translated into more than 150 languages and gone through many hundreds of editions and countless stage and screen adaptations. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its hardly less famous sequel Through the Looking Glass (1872), although ostensibly written for children are unique among ‘juveniles’ in appealing equally if not more strongly to adults. Written by an Oxford don, a clergyman, and a professional mathematician, they abound in characters—the White Knight, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty—who are part of everybody’s mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters’ observations, long household words wherever English is spoken, gains mightily from the delicious fantasy of their setting” (PMM). On July 4, 1862, the Rev. Charles Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll”) first told the story of Alice while on a river expedition with a fellow Oxford don and the three Liddell sisters, Alice, Edith, and Lorinda. The story’s namesake, Alice, asked for a written version of the tale, and Dodgson gave it to her for Christmas 1864. On seeing that manuscript, “Alice’s Adventures Underground,” friends encouraged him to expand the story into a book. In a letter to a friend Dodgson joked that the title might be taken to mean “instruction about mines,” and suggested the alternatives “Alice among the elves/goblins” or “Alice’s hour/doings/adventures in elf-land/wonderland.” “This second issue comprises those copies of the first edition still unbound when Lewis Carroll decided in July 1865 to cancel the edition. In 1866 the copies on hand were sold to Appleton and [1000] new title-pages were printed at Oxford, replacing the originals. The binding was evidently done in England, duplicating that for the first issue except in the substitution of Appleton’s name for Macmillan at the foot of the spine and in the omission of a binder’s ticket. Textually the Appleton issue agrees with the Macmillan 1865, the only difference being the cancel title-page” (Robert N. Taylor, Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection). This is a very handsome copy of a beloved and much-read book, far superior to the worn and repaired copies usually encountered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the United States and Territories shewing the extent of Public Surveys and other details.

      Washington, D.C. General Land Office. 1866. Map, outline handcolor, sheet size 30 x 55 inches, with a top margin of 5/8 inch, bottom margin 7/8 inch, right margin 3/4 inch and no left margin. As is: two small areas of loss along left vertical fold (outermost when folded), tiny area of loss at one area of upper horizontal fold. A wall-sized map issued for the General Land Office Report of 1866, showing areas surveyed and platted across the United States with considerable detail, such as mineral deposits and railroads. The map is of considerable interest issued at a pivotal period of expansion and development just following the end of the American Civil War.

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        The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a, Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805

      Pittsburgh: W.S. Haven, 1866. First Edition. 12mo, in original black boards stamped in blind and gilt. A near fine copy, with small chips at spine ends, minor foxing to endpapers, otherwise very clean. The Harmony Society was a separatist, millennialist sect founded in Germany in the 1780s by Johann George Rapp (1757-1847) and his adopted son, Frederick Rapp (1775-1834). Seeking greater spiritual and religious freedom, a few members of the group traveled to the United States, where they purchased 3000 acres in Butler, Pennsylvania, in 1804. The following year, approximately 400 followers of the Rapps arrived, and the American incarnation of the Harmony Society was formed, with all property held in common. Within ten years, "the Harmonists boasted a village of 130 houses, 3,000 acres of farming, a thriving livestock herd, and many buildings for their industrial enterprises" (Penn State Library). They moved the community to the newly founded town of New Harmony, Indiana, in 1814, and in 1824 they migrated for a final time to Economy, Pennsylvania. Aaron Williams joined the Society in 1865 and "set about writing its history, using documents and traditional stories that had been preserved by the original colonists and their descendants. [His book] is the best account available of one of the most successful communistic societies in America" (Adams, Radical Literature). Howes W-445; Streeter 4278.

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        Beiträge zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Pilze. (1)-5. Offprints from Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft.

      - Frankfurt a. M., Christian Winter, (1866)-82. 4to. (2),+ 137-232 pp.+ 6 plates; 333-75 pp.+ 8 plates; (6),+ 36,+ (2),+ 1-95 pp.+ 12 plates; (4),+ 145,+ (1) pp.+ 6 plates; 35 pp.+ 4 plates. Small tears in the margins of pp. 3, 13 and 15 in part 4, and also notation with red pencil and ink on p. 97. Ten of the 36 lithographical plates are coloured. A title leaf for parts 1 and 2, which are extracts rather than offprints, has been fashioned from an extra title leaf to part 3, onto which has been fastend cuttings from the table of contents for the volume from which they have been extracted. Very fine later red half morocco with the title ?Die Pilze. De Bary and Woronin? on the spine. A discrete pen-mark can be seen on the spine. With the bookplate of Nils Fries, and his purchase notation on the rear fly-leaf. Volbracht 69. ?Mycological classic? written by Nils Fries in pencil on front paste-down. Heinrich Anton de Bary (1831?88) was a German surgeon, botanist, microbiologist, and mycologist. He is considered both as one of the founding fathers of plant pathology as well as the founder of modern mycology. Mikhail Stepanovich Voronin (1838-1903) was a student of de Bary who later become his friend and colleague - and a renowned mycologist in his own right.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa- 1858-1864

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1866. xxii, 638, 6 (ads) pages. Fold-out map. Occasional black and white illustrations. "It has been my object in this work to give as clear an account as I was able of tracts of country previously unexplored, with their river systems, natural productions, and capabilities; and to bring before my countrymen, and all others interested in the cause of humanity, the misery entailed by the slave-trade in its inland phases - a subject on which I and my companions are the first who have had any opportunities of forming a judgement." - from Preface. "There must be something in the appearance of white men frightfully repulsive to the unsophisticated natives of Africa; for, on entering villages previously unvisited by Europeans, if we met a child... he would take to his heels in an agony of terror, such as we might feel if we met a live Egyptian mummy at the door of the British Museum." - from page 199. Fold-out map measures 24" wide by 17" high and is entitled "The River Shire, The Lakes Nyassa & Shirwa, The Lower Courses of the Rivers Zambesi & Rovuma" - based on the Astronomical observations and sketches of Dr. Livingstone, Constructed by John Arrowsmith, 1865. The routes of Dr. Livingstone and the Officers of the expedition are indicated in red. Map bears one inch opening along left side. Book has been recased in red buckram with new beige endpapers. Binding sound. Average wear. Unmarked. Lettering upon spine rubbed but legible. A quality copy.

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        One title page:] Mehalkhim im anashim [mehalchim] [another title pge:] Mehalchim oder Umgang mit Menschen von Faivel Shifer [An abridged translation into Hebrew of the author's U¿ber den Umgang mit Menschen]

      Publisher not identified, Warsaw 1866 - WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 13. [6], 190, [1] pages. In 1788 Adolph Freiherr Knigge's U¿ber den Umgang mit Menschen [=On Dealing with People] first appeared. It went through numerous editions and some translations, some these abridged versions. This copy has a signed and dated inscription in Hebrew by the translator to Lord Rothschild. Its rough translation is: To the Honorable Eminence of the Jews, who has performed great service to his people, their savior who has exalted them, Lord Rothschild of London, may he live a long life. This gift is presented by me, the author, Feiwel Schiffer.Warsaw. And I heard that the vision will be strengthened During the weekly Torah reading portion Mishpatim [in the Book of Exodus Chapter 22, Verse 26:] [When he cries out to me] I will hear, for I am gracious. [5]627 [=1867 C.E.] The book block is solid, the pages are in excellent condition. However the front board is almost detached and the outer spine strip is far from perfect. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Armadale.

      With twenty illustrations by George H. Thomas. In two volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1866. (The Rights of Translation and of Dramatic Adaptation are Reserved.) 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with frontispiece; eight other plates in volume one, ten in volume two; pp.[viii]+304; [iv]+372; recent brown half-sheep over Victorian oil-marbled boards, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered (with title only) and numbered, gilt, on spine. Marbled boards very slightly rubbed; small faint stain on Contents leaf and first three leaves of text in volume one, and a little light foxing to title-leaf and final leaf of text in each volume; otherwise a very nice copy a scarce book. Sadleir 588. Number three on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel.

      London: (Richard Clay for) Macmillan and Co., 1866 - Octavo (183 × 123 mm). Bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in recent red crushed morocco, title to spine and motifs to compartments gilt, multicoloured morocco onlay of Alice and the Dodo to front cover, turn-ins and edges gilt, pale purple silk doublures, original cloth bound in at rear. Odd spot of faint foxing to contents; an excellent copy, handsomely bound. Frontispiece and 41 illustrations by John Tenniel. Second (first published) edition, with the inverted "S" in the final line of the contents listing which is thought to be a feature of the earliest state of the edition. The publication of the first Alice book set a pattern for many of Dodgson's succeeding publications. The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865. On 19 July 1865, Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing, so decided to suppress the whole edition of 2,000 copies. He recalled the few pre-publication copies he had sent out to his friends and donated them to hospitals, where most perished. Only 23 of those original "1865 Alices" are now extant, mostly in institutional holdings, thus creating one of the most famous black tulips of book collecting. The book was entirely reset by Richard Clay for this authorized Macmillan edition which, although dated 1866, was in fact ready by November 1865, in time for the Christmas market. The unused Oxford sheets were sold to Appleton's for use in their New York edition, published the following summer. The Macmillan edition was published in an edition of 4,000 copies. Printing and the Mind of Man 354 (note); Williams–Madan–Green–Crutch 46. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Constitution des Blutes. I. Über die Oxydation im lebenden Blute. pp. 133-150.

      Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1866. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Medicinisch-chemische Untersuchungen aus dem Laboratorium für angewandte Chemie zu Tübingen. Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1866-1868. Heft 1-3. 8vo (222 x 152 mm). vi, 167 [1]; iv, 169-300, iv, 301-439 [1] pp., including 3 folding lithographic plates. Contemporary half library cloth, spine with gilt-lettering and paper label (head of spine frayed, little wear to extremities. Text little browned, light brown spotting and foxing of plates. Provnance: Speyer, Landwirtschaftliche Kreisversuchsstation (round ink stamp and shelf-marks on first title-page). ----DSB VI, p.505-6. FIRST EDITION. The reversible oxygenation of hemoglobin was first reported here by Felix Hoppe-Seyler, who also coined the name 'hemoglobin'. With the aid of absorption spectra of the blood dye, Hoppe-Seyler was able to show that hemoglobin in the form of oxihemoglobin reversibly binds oxygen in the blood. He recognized in 1866 that the further oxidation takes place in the tissues and not in the blood. Furthermore, he concluded that the toxicity of carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide is caused by the displacement of oxygen from oxhemoglobin, since this has a much higher affinity for these substances than for oxygen. This was a finding of enormous toxicological significance. It is also worth mentioning that the names hemoglobin and oxihemoglobin are derived from it. Also included in this volume is Hoppe-Seyler's important paper "Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Blutes des Menschen und der Wirbeltiere (Heft 3, pp. 366-385). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Études sur le vin, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédés nouveaux pour le conserver et pour le vieillir

      1866 - VIII-264 pp., 32 pl. Paris, À l'Imprimerie Impériale, 1866, in-8, VIII-264 pp, 32 pl, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos lisse orné de caissons à froid, Édition originale des célèbres Études sur le vin. Exemplaire enrichi d'un ENVOI SIGNÉ DE PASTEUR à Louis Henri Armand Béhic (1809-1891), ministre de l'Agriculture. L'ouvrage est orné de planches en couleurs montrant des vues microscopiques des maladies des vins, des dépôts sains et des démonstrations de l'action de l'oxygène sur les vins ; ainsi que de plusieurs figures sur bois dans le texte. Pasteur établit ici le rôle de l'oxygène de l'air dans la vinification : il révèle les liens entre chaque maladie du vin et des micro-organismes spécifiques et fait la démonstration que le vin peut être conservé et préservé des maladies grâce à une nouvelle pratique, "aussi simple que peu dispendieuse" ; "Pour détruire toute vitalité dans les germes des parasites du vin, il suffit de porter le vin pendant quelques instants à une température de 50 à 60°. J'ai reconnu, en outre, que le vin n'était jamais altéré par cette opération préalable." (p. 133). Pasteur procède en chauffant les bouteilles sans les déboucher : il s'agit, ni plus ni moins, de la technique mise au point de manière empirique par Appert au tournant du siècle, mais que Pasteur éclaire sous un nouveau jour en lui apportant des fondements scientifiques. Although Pasteur's method of preserving wine by partial heat sterilization ("pasteurization") turned out to be a revival of Appert's invention, Pasteur did rescue the method from oblivion and established on the basis of rigorous scientific experiments what had been only a poorly tested and entirely empirical technique" (Garrison & Morton). Exceptionnel exemplaire, grand de marges, avec envoi signé de l'auteur. Quelques rousseurs pâles, taches de moisissures claires en tête des deux premiers feuillets. Un cahier détaché. Norman, n° 1655. Bulloch, p. 61. Oberlé, Fastes, n° 985. Duveen p. 460. Garrison & Morton n° 2479. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alone among the Zulus. By a Plain Woman. The Narrative of a Journey through the Zulu Country.

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1866] - Small octavo. Original blue sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, blind panel to rear board, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. 4 pages of undated advertisements to the rear as issued. Contemporary inscriptions, "Low Worsall Reading Room Lending Library No. 8" to initial blank, "Miss M. Stewart, 5 Cambridge Square" to title page. Partial superficial cracking to front inner hinge, very occasional light finger-soiling to margins, short nick to fore edge of rear free endpaper. An excellent, bright copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 3 similar plates. First edition. The author, an English settler in Natal, accompanied her brother Charles on a hunting and trading expedition to Zululand in 1855, during the reign of King Panda. Her narrative "affords a good account of the social side of the life of the Zulus at this period, and there is much information as to the native trade of the country, with occasional references to the labours of the missionaries" (Mendelssohn). There were six further editions up to 1889, which can be identified by the date in the advertisements. This first edition is uncommon, with only three copies traced in auction records. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of "Miss M. Stewart, 5 Cambridge Square" to the title page: an Agnes M. Stewart is traced as living at 5 Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, from 1860 to at least 1872 (as a shareholder in the Bank of British North America, see "Public Accounts" in the Sessional Papers of the Province [later Dominion] of Canada); this is possibly Agnes M. Stewart, author of numerous works of Catholic interest including biographies of Sir Thomas More (1876) and Cardinal Pole (1882). Mendelssohn I p. 93; McVicker, Women Adventures, 1750-1900, p. 194; SABIB I p. 144. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery andReform Papers

      Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1866.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s) 12mo, 18cm, the firstedition, first printing, in the original diamond grain blind decoratedcloth, gilt spine title and borders, publisher's presentation copy withtheir bookplate on the front endpaper, presented to the PortlandInstitute and Public Library, with their blind stamp on the title-page,wanting the second last blank free fly, title written in ink on the rearblank fly, with the added note in pencil "1st ed"., expertly restored,fine thus. (cgc) Contains the first book appearance of Thoreau's widelyinfluential "Civil Disobedience", in part 2: Anti-Slavery and ReformPapers. The text of this lecture first appeared in the journal AestheticPapers as "Resistance to Civil Government" in 1849; it is here collectedfor the first time in book form under its now famous title, "CivilDisobedience." Thoreau's idea of passive but firm resistance togovernment has had a profound influence on countless revolutionaries andreformers, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. among them. Many of theother essays and speeches in Yankee in Canada express Thoreau'sincreasingly strong support for the abolitionist cause, - BAL 20117. Oneof only 1500 copies printed. Lande 2248. T.P.L 9513. (rebound). .

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        An original (and probably vintage) albumen paper photograph (103 x 150 mm) of the departure, from the Barossa Valley, of the first Lutheran missionaries to Lake Killalpaninna in northern South Australia

      The photograph is mounted on thin card captioned in pencil on the verso ('The first mission to the Mission Station'). There is a light 30 mm oblique crack to the surface of the image near the centre of the left-hand side, and a thin blue ink line in a similar position on the right-hand side (about the same length overall, extending some 20 mm on to the image); a few other light marks and creases to the mount do not detract from what is essentially very good condition all round. The party consisted of Missionaries Johann Goessling and Ernst Homann, and two lay-helpers, Hermann Vogelsang and Johann Jacob. They set out from Langmeil [Tanunda] church on Tuesday 9 October 1866 with two large covered wagons and seven horses. This image, along with the full details of the epic journey and the first attempt to establish a mission among the Dieri [Diyari] in the Coopers Creek area, appears in 'A Work of Love and Sacrifice. The Story of the Mission among the Dieri Tribe at Cooper's Creek' by Pastors E.H and H.F.W. Proeve (Tanunda, 1952), and in 'White Man's Dreaming. Killalpaninna Mission, 1866-1915' by Christine Stevens (Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1994). A copy of both books is included in the price.

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        Deutscher Auswandererbrief mit Ansicht: Cincinnati from Covington. Published by E. Mendenhall. Walnut Street.

      Cincinnati, 11. Juli 1866.. Gefalt. Blatt, 3 Seiten eng beschrieben. 24,5 x 19 cm; die Ansicht:13 x 18 cm. An Verwandte gerichtetes Schreiben mit Schilderung des Lebens in der neuen Heimat, signiert von Philipp und Katharina Holzmann. - Die schöne Ansicht zeigt den Ohio mit Schaufelraddampfern, im Hintergrund ein Panorama der Stadt, die einen großen Bevölkerungsanteil deutscher Emigranten hatte. - Mehrfach gefaltet. Schrift etwas bei der Ansicht durchschlagend.

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        Is Davis a Traitor; or, Was Secession a Constitutional right Previous to the War of 1861

      Baltimore: Printed for the Author By Innes & Company, 1866. First Edition. Small Octavo. vi, 263 pages. Bledsoe was in the vanguard of the "Lost Cause" theory of southern history. His work is still the most closely argued among the other two important writers Alexander Stephens and Jefferson Davis's massive work in 1881. He knew Jeff David, R.E. Lee at West Point, practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court where he came to know Lincoln and Stephen Douglas (later he was to imply Lincoln was always on the make for political power). During the Civil War, Jefferson Davis sent him to England in 1864 to purchase library books justifying secession and slavery (clearly Davis did not see the writing on the wall). In his introduction he notes that the purpose of the work was to prove "the right of secession" and to wipe off the charges of treason against the names and memories of Jefferson David, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and others. He argues that they were perfectly loyal to truth, justice and the Constitution of 1787 as it came from the hands of the fathers. The scarce work was reprinted later in 1907 but first editions are rate. This work was professionally rebound in beige, double red leather spine labels gilt, endpapers renewed, some toning to outer margins, a very good copy. [Nevins, II, p. 169].

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        Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865

      Washington, D.C.: John H. Littlefield; Wm. Terry, Printer, 1866. Photograph by John Goldin of Littlefield's painting, on printed mount. 1 vols. Image 11 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.; mounted to 19 x 24 in. Soiling to image, vertical crease, large chips to bottom of mount, not affecting image or legend; good. Photograph by John Goldin of Littlefield's painting, on printed mount. 1 vols. Image 11 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.; mounted to 19 x 24 in. A published photograph of Littlefield's hyper-realistic Lincoln death-bed painting, each figure meticulously rendered from photographs. Littlefield studied law under Lincoln in 1858, stumped for him in his Presidential bid, and was rewarded with a position in the Treasury Department. After Lincoln's death, Littlefield invented this tableau of twenty-five people ranged around the death-bed, including Vice-President Johnson, Surgeon Chalres Leale, and Mrs. Lincoln. "The artist used photographs as models for the twenty-five people gathered in the death room, but his profile of the dying Lincoln shows a first-hand acquaintance" (Ostendorf, LINCOLN'S PHOTOGRAPHS, p. 279). Provenance: Harper Family

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        A Field Glass

      Being a Cableistic and Eastern Extravaganza by... showing the Inexplicable and Vitrified Adventures of a Gurnet, (h)A Milton Oyster, a Barbel, and other Queer Fish being an Unvarleys'd Tale of a Tank, after the Manner of Thomson's Seasonable Aid to Daniel's Profits on Elliot and Barclay's Entire. By Permission of Amphitrite And-'er-Son James! Can-Inglishmen do more??????????. Steamship "Great Eastern" - July 1866. Foolscap 4to. Lithographed title page, in blue, with decorated border containing caricatures and headed by the Red Ensign and the Stars and Stripes. Lithographed facsimile handwritten text, 11pp. on 6 leaves. [Bound together with;] DEANE (J[ohn] C[onnellan]) & POORE (G[eorge] V[ivian]) Great Atlantic Haul, September 17th 1866. Contentina, or the Rope!!, the Grapnel!!!! and the Yankee-Doodle!!!!!!!!, being a Great Eastern Mystery typifying the Instructive Story of Cyrus in Search of his Love. 4to. Lithographed title page with decoratice cartoon roundel showing Neptune enthroned with shield of the Union Flag and Stars and Stripes beside him, surrounded by mermaids and other mythical figures. Lithographed facsimile hand-written text, dramatis personae on recto of a single leaf, [2], 10pp on purple paper, text on five leaves. Very good in contemporary full brown morocco decorated in blind with "cable" panel with stylised compass rose corner devices, slightly rubbed with some mild stripping from the upper edge, a.e.g.

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        The Works of Professor Wilson of The University of Edinburgh

      William Blackwood & Sons 1866 - William Blackwood & Sons; Edinburg, 1866. 12 volume set, complete. Very Good. Finely bound full polished brown calf leather, edges gauffered, 5 raised bands, 6 compartments, brown leather label in second compartment with set title, red label in third compartment with volume title, others blind and gilt ruled, both front and rear panels are gilt lined, matching marbled endsheets/page edges with only flaws being some soiling to first and last page edge to each volume/light use/soiling and handling to bindings. John Wilson (18 May 1785 - 3 April 1854) was a Scottish writer who most frequently identified with the pseudonym Christopher North of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 384, 428, 382, 368, 408, 397, 431, 459, 440, 433, 557, 560pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.

      [Bookseller: Lavendier Books]
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        Recherches sur le lieu de la bataille d'Attila en 451 ornées d'une carte géographique et de planches chromolithographiques représentant 1° Les armes et ornements attribués à Théodéric, et qui font partie du cabinet d'antiquités de S.M. l'Empereur. - 2° Les armes et ornements du roi childéric, conservés au Musée des souverains. - 3° Les couronnes du roi Receswinthe, conservées au Musée de Cluny [Avec :] Supplément aux Recherches sur le lieu de la bataille d'Attila en 451.

      Paris [puis :] Troyes, Imprimerie de Jules Claye [puis :] Dufour-Bouquot, 1860-1866, - 2 parties en un vol. in-4 carré, [4]-58 pp., avec une carte en noir et 7 planches en chromolithographie ; 29 pp., demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid et de lions dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Très rare complet à la fois du post-scriptum (pp. 53-58, avec une planche supplémentatre par rapport aux exemplaires ordinaires) et du supplément paru six ans après le premier texte. Dès l'antiquité, la localisation de la fameuse bataille des Champs catalauniques, qui vit s'affronter d'une part les troupes romano-germaniques coalisées par Aetius (Wisigoths de Théodoric Ier, Francs Ripuaires de Sigebert, Burgondes de Gondioc, etc.), d'autre part les hordes de Huns et de Gépides commandées par Attila, donna lieu à des interrogations et à des controverses, à partir de la mention de l'historien goth Jordanès. Traditionnellement, on cherche une localité à proximité de l'actuelle Châlons-en-Champagne, et, sous le Second Empire, des fouilles furent entreprises sur la commune de La Cheppe, au lieu-dit "Camp d'Attila" (dénomination pas plus ancienne que le XVIIe siècle), mais sans résultats probants.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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