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        Biography of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort, Compiled from Letters and Memoranda

      London: Printed for Private Circulation by Smith, Elder and Co, 1866. First edition. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and 14 tipped in original photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full green morocco gilt extra, maroon morocco doublures, t.e.g. by the Harcourt Bindery. Spine toned to brown, else fine. In open-faced slipcase. WITH 14 ORIGINAL PHOTOS, INSCRIBED TO PRINCIPAL OF ST. ANDREWS Inscribed on blank preliminary leaf, "For the Reverend John Tullock D.D., Principal of St. Andrews, from Victoria, Balmoral Sept 22 1867." The Principal is the chief executive of the University.

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        The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick. Two volume set

      Henry Hunter Blair, Alnwick 1866 - xxiv, 483pp; xxiv, 481pp. 21 plates and plans. Published: 1866-9. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Cover rubbed. Leather scuffed Brown tooled half-leather cover with brown cloth boards. Red and green titles with gilt lettering [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lappland, dess natur och folk, efter fyra somrars vandringar i bilder och text skildrade.

      Stockholm 1866. Tverr-folio 62 s. 21 litograferte plansjer. Foldet kart på lerret. Priv. håndb. skinnbd.. Et meget rent og fint eks

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        Album baltischer Ansichten, [Band 2: Album livländischer Ansichten - auf Vorderdeckel: 'Livland-Album'], gezeichnet und hrsg. von Wilhelm Siegfried Stavenhagen in Mitau. In Stahl gestochen und gedruckt von G. G. Lange in Darmstadt. Mit erläuterndem Text von verschiedenen Verfassern,

      Mitau, im Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1866,. 4°, illustr. Titelseite, 4 Seiten Vorwort, II Seiten Inhalt, dann insg. 260 S. (getrennt pag.) mit Text sowie alls 29 Stahlstich-Tafeln (inkl. der original Seidenhemdchen), Musterpapiervorsätze, Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit lila Bezugspapier mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenbeschriftung und vornehm zurückhaltender Rückenverzierung, alte (sehr kleine und feine) Widmung von 1915 auf der Vorsatzseite, innen nur gelegentlich und dann auch nur mäßig alters- bzw. braunfleckig insg. ein schönes, sauberes Exemplar mit allen Ansichten (prez). Enthält wunderbare Stahlstiche (und jeweils Text) zu: RIGASCHER KREIS: 1.) Die Perse (als Titelvignette) / 2.) Riga / 3.) Dubbeln, der Badeort / 4.) Treiden und das Nathal / 5.) Die Gutmannshöhle / 6.) Kokenhusen, das Schloß / 7.) Stockmannshof, die Düna bei Wendenscher Kreis / 8.) Wenden, das Schloß / 9.) Ronneburg, das Schloß / 10.) Erlaa, das Schloß / 11.) Jummerdehn, das Landgut / 12.) Festen, das Landgut / 13.) Sawensee, das Landgut --//-- WALKSCHER KREIS: 14.) Trikaten, das Schloß / 15.) Marienburg, das Schloß / 16.) Fianden, das Schloß / 17.) Die Kirche zu Oppekaln / 18.) Der Druskesee und der Schloßberg bei Schreibersdorf --//-- WERROSCHER KREIS: 19.) Der Munna-Mäggi (Eierberg) bei Salishof / 20.) Neuhausen, das Schloß --//-- DORPATSCHER KREIS: 21.) Dorpat / 22.) Die Kirche zu Odenpä / 23.) Der heilige See / 24.) Bremenhof, das Landgut --//-- FELLINSCHER KREIS: 25.) Fellin, das Schloß und die Stadt / 26.) Heimthal, das Landgut / 27.) Oberpahlen, das Schloß / 28.) Helmet, das Schloß --//-- PERNAUSCHER KREIS: 29.) Zintenhof, die Tuchfabrik / 30.) Staelenhof, das Landgut

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        Great Central Depot Grounds. With Entrance to Harbor

      Jevne & Almini.. [ 1866].. Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Several mended short tears to outer margins and a couple a small areas of paper loss to left edge (all well outside image area), light soiling in outer margins. Image is remarkably clean and bright. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city. This is a particularly evocative image with boats on the harbor, a steam train in the middle distance and several large factory buildings, their smoking chimneys testifying to a thriving business climate. .

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        Clergymen of the Church of England

      Chapman and Hall, 1866, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionAn about Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges and with the front board lettered in gilt, complete with 24 pages of ads dated March 30, 1866 (spine darkened and worn at the head and tail, evidence of a prior label to the upper front board, moderate shelf wear); a collection of 10 Trollope Essays first published separately in the Pall Mall Gazette, describing the various Church Offices held by Clergymen in the Church of England. The book was published as part of a sort of companion to Trollope's Hunting Sketches (1865) and Travelling Sketches (1866) and was originally destined to be titled Clerical Sketches. Though properly referenced on page 3 of the catalogue, the catalogue also lists the book as "Clerical Sketches" on page 8 of the catalogue. Of these three "Sketches" volumes, Clergymen of the Church of England is quite the scarcest. This Volume is of special interest to the Trollope collector as it gives further elucidation to Trollope's famed Barsetshire novels. A Very Good copy of a book surprisingly scarce in the original cloth. SCARCE.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1866 - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, triple gilt rules at head and tail of spine and on covers, covers with round devices in gilt at centre, Alice on the front, the Cheshire cat on the back, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red morocco slipcase and chemise. Cloth rubbed with some minor wear at extremities, dark dampstain to lower quarter of rear board, a few other small spots to cloth, front hinge professionally repaired, occasional light spots to contents. A very good copy. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. First edition, second issue: the first practically obtainable issue of the original sheets, with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and Dodgson insisted it was reprinted before being published. Only two dozen or so copies of the 1865 first issue remain extant: Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published the American edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the London edition. PMM; [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AliceÕs Adventures in Wonderland [and] Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There.

      - London: MacMillan and Company, 1866-1872. 2 vols., 8vo, AAIW: [xii], [1]-192 pp. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel including frontispiece. [Together with: TTLG] [xii], [1]-224, [4] pp. Fifty illustrations by John Tenniel including frontispiece. With one page of publisher's advertisements. With the original cloth bindings bound in at the end of both vols. Full dark blue-black morocco, covers decorated with gilt designs, backstrips richly gilt, gilt edges, invisibly rehinged, internally very clean, and both volumes well preserved in matching blue cloth cases. The Jennie Crocker Henderson copies with her bookplate in each volume. First published edition of ÒAlice in WonderlandÓ. First edition first issue of ÒThrough the Looking GlassÓ. Famously, the first edition of 2,000 copies was recalled by Dodgson, due to what he (or Tenniel) felt to be the unsatisfactory printing of Tenniel's illustrations, and was never offered for public sale. For this new edition the book was entirely reset by Richard Clay and was published in November 1865 (though dated the following year). It is this version which formed the basis for all future Macmillan editions. This copy was last sold in 1971 by John Howell-Books to the present consignor. Loker, Grolier ChildrenÕs 100, 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland [and] Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There

      2 vols. London: MacMillan and Company, 1866-1872. 2 vols., 8vo, AAIW: [xii], [1]-192 pp. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel including frontispiece. [Together with: TTLG] [xii], [1]-224, [4] pp. Fifty illustrations by John Tenniel including frontispiece. With one page of publisher's advertisements. With the original cloth bindings bound in at the end of both vols. Full dark blue-black morocco, covers decorated with gilt designs, backstrips richly gilt, gilt edges, invisibly rehinged, internally very clean, and both volumes well preserved in matching blue cloth cases. The Jennie Crocker Henderson copies with her bookplate in each volume. First published edition of ?Alice in Wonderland?. First edition first issue of ?Through the Looking Glass?. Famously, the first edition of 2,000 copies was recalled by Dodgson, due to what he (or Tenniel) felt to be the unsatisfactory printing of Tenniel's illustrations, and was never offered for public sale. For this new edition the book was entirely reset by Richard Clay and was published in November 1865 (though dated the following year). It is this version which formed the basis for all future Macmillan editions. This copy was last sold in 1971 by John Howell-Books to the present consignor. Loker, Grolier Children?s 100, 35.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Hamburg, "beim Musikfest 1866".. 1 S. Qu.-kl.-4to.. Drei Takte vom "Anfang einer Kadenz zum A mol[l] Concert v. Viotti [...] zu freundlicher Erinnerung an Joseph Joachim". - Alt auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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        Rheinlandschaft mit Schloßruine im Abendlicht.

      Düsseldorf 1866 - Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt. Bildmaß: 32 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaß: 51 x 65 cm. Rechts unten mit *H. Lewis, 1866, Düsseldorf* signiert und datiert. Gezeigt wird eine Flußlandschaft im Abendlicht mit einer Turmruine und Personenstafffage wohl auf einer Flußinsel, einige Passanten verlassen die Insel mit Booten. Das Bild gering fleckig, gering angeschmutzt mit leichtem Craquellee, ansonsten guter Zustand, desgleichen der aufwendige alte Rahmen. ( Literatur: Thieme Becker, Band XXIII, Seite163: Lewis, Heny *1819, Newport or Scarborough, England - gestorben 1904, Düsseldorf ) Bitte beachten: Hier nur Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport, kein Versand. ( Gewicht ca. 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme comprenant l'anatomie chirurgicale et la médecine opératoire. Tomes 6 et 7.

      L. Guérin, 1866-1871,, Paris, - 2 vol. in-folio (430 x 325 mm.), tome 6 : 2 ff. (titres), 280 pp., 2 ff. (titres), 93 pl. chromolithographiées (numérotées 1 à 91, 33bis et 83 bis), (pl. 1 en noir) accompagnées de tous leurs feuillets de texte en regard ; tome 7 : 2 ff., 356, LII, (1) pp. (supplément et table), 2 ff., 98 pl. chromolith. (num. 1 à 77, 22bis, 38bis, 39bis, 56bis, 57bis et de A à P), complet des feuillets de texte en regard. Reliure demi-basane rouge à coins d'époque, début de fente aux coiffes, rel. frottées surtout aux angles, quelques rares rousseurs, perforation sans manque aux premiers ff. du t. 7. Deuxième édition qui devrait comprendre 8 tomes, les 5 premiers concernant l'anatomie descriptive et physiologique. Ces 2 tomes traitent de l'anatomie chirurgicale et de la médecine opératoire, le t. 8 de l'anatomie philosophique, microscopique et comparée.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass

      New York, Appleton & Co. / London, Macmillan,, 1866 & 1872. Illustrated by John Tenniel. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, with titles, decoration and raised bands to spines gilt, rules and pictorial centre pieces to upper and lower boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth spine and boards of Through the Looking-Glass bound in at the back. Housed in a red leather entry slipcase. With 42 and 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. Ownership inscription in ink to half-title of Through the Looking-Glass, else fine in fine attractive bindings. Through the Looking-Glass is a first edition, first issue, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a first US edition, with sheets from the suppressed first printing and a new title-page.

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        Nuova Enciclopedia Popolare Italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienze, lettere, arti, storia, geografia, ecc. ecc. Opera compilata sulle migliori in tal genere inglesi, tedesche e francesi coll'assistenza di scienziati e letterati italiani corredata di molte inc. e tavole in rame. Quarta ediz. Vol. 1-24 più due di tavole.

      Torino Utet 1856- 1866. - Volumi 24 in-4° di pp. Complessive 25960 più una cartella contenente le 391 tavole su 408 anche a colori dei vari argomenti; con varie inc. nel testo. Legature in tela novecentesca con doppio tassello ai dorsi. Testo su due colonne.

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        Album baltischer Ansichten, [Band 2: Album livländischer Ansichten - auf Vorderdeckel: 'Livland-Album'], gezeichnet und hrsg. von Wilhelm Siegfried Stavenhagen in Mitau. In Stahl gestochen und gedruckt von G. G. Lange in Darmstadt. Mit erläuterndem Text von verschiedenen Verfassern,

      Mitau, im Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1866,. 4°, illustr. Titelseite, 4 Seiten Vorwort, II Seiten Inhalt, dann insg. 260 S. (getrennt pag.) mit Text sowie alls 29 Stahlstich-Tafeln (inkl. der original Seidenhemdchen), Musterpapiervorsätze, Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit lila Bezugspapier mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenbeschriftung und vornehm zurückhaltender Rückenverzierung, alte (sehr kleine und feine) Widmung von 1915 auf der Vorsatzseite, innen nur gelegentlich und dann auch nur mäßig alters- bzw. braunfleckig insg. ein schönes, sauberes Exemplar mit allen Ansichten (prez) Enthält wunderbare Stahlstiche (und jeweils Text) zu: RIGASCHER KREIS: 1.) Die Perse (als Titelvignette) / 2.) Riga / 3.) Dubbeln, der Badeort / 4.) Treiden und das Nathal / 5.) Die Gutmannshöhle / 6.) Kokenhusen, das Schloß / 7.) Stockmannshof, die Düna bei Wendenscher Kreis / 8.) Wenden, das Schloß / 9.) Ronneburg, das Schloß / 10.) Erlaa, das Schloß / 11.) Jummerdehn, das Landgut / 12.) Festen, das Landgut / 13.) Sawensee, das Landgut --//-- WALKSCHER KREIS: 14.) Trikaten, das Schloß / 15.) Marienburg, das Schloß / 16.) Fianden, das Schloß / 17.) Die Kirche zu Oppekaln / 18.) Der Druskesee und der Schloßberg bei Schreibersdorf --//-- WERROSCHER KREIS: 19.) Der Munna-Mäggi (Eierberg) bei Salishof / 20.) Neuhausen, das Schloß --//-- DORPATSCHER KREIS: 21.) Dorpat / 22.) Die Kirche zu Odenpä / 23.) Der heilige See / 24.) Bremenhof, das Landgut --//-- FELLINSCHER KREIS: 25.) Fellin, das Schloß und die Stadt / 26.) Heimthal, das Landgut / 27.) Oberpahlen, das Schloß / 28.) Helmet, das Schloß --//-- PERNAUSCHER KREIS: 29.) Zintenhof, die Tuchfabrik / 30.) Staelenhof, das Landgut

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        The Life of Man, Symbolised by the Months of the Year in a Series of Illustrations by John Leighton, F.S.A. and Pourtrayed in Their Seasons and Phases, with Passages Selected from Ancient and Modern Authors

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1866. First edition. Illustrations by John Leighton. 240 pp. Printed by Bradbury and Evans. 1 vols. 4to. Full green pebbled morocco, spines gilt, boards with gilt fillet borders, floral cornerpieces about central titles in gilt, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Near fine. Presentation on first blank, "To J. William Payne with the kindest regards of W. L. Appleton, January 29th, [18]72".

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        Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture (1866-1922) [with] Annual Report of the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station (1879-1896) [with] Annual Report of the Storrs School Agricultural Experimental Station, Storrs, Conn (1888-1896) [Forty-four Volumes]

      Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. / Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor: 1866-1922. First editions. Cloth. Most copies very good. Ex-library, call numbers blacked out, bookplates on pastedowns and a few other small interior stamps. Spines sunned on some of the earlier volumes, occasional spotting to edges, faint dampstain to the edge of a few volumes, most notable towards the end of volume 2, scattered foxing, but nearly all volumes tight, clean and unmarked. A nice set. 8vo. Illus. with b/w reproductions, drawings, photos, and figures. A nearly complete run from the first report of the Board in 1866 to 1922 (lacking 1907-11, 1914, 1918-1920). From 1879 to 1896, the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station report, and from 1888 to 1896, the Storrs School report ,were bound together with the Board report (as well as issued separately). Overall thus 74 volumes in 44. An important record of agriculture, agricultural thought, agricultural practices, and agricultural influences in Connecticut from the close of the Civil War to the just after the First World War.

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        The DEAD LETTER [as Serialized in] BEADLE's MONTHLY, A Magazine of To-Day, Vol I ONLY [January to June]

      New York: Beadle and Company, 1866. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. IV, [5]-576 pages. 8vo. Publisher's brick colored cloth. Stain at base affecting all three panels. Christmas 1866 gift inscription on front flyleaf. Cloth. Contains the first six parts ONLY of the Dead Letter, an important serial mystery, found on pages 8, 105, 212, 309, 399, and 501. Here bound in the publisher's cloth binding, with each month's front page included but lacking (we presume) individual wrappers for the issues, and with the addition of a volume title and contents page. Additional parts of the story were serialized in subsequent volumes. "One of her most important contributions to American literature was The Dead Letter, published in 1864 under the pen name Seeley Register, and credited as the first detective novel. Her later years were devoted to humor and sensational romances." (American Women's Dime Novel Project) The American Women's Dime Novel Project notes other pseudonyms of Mrs. Victor, several of which also appear in this bound volume. We note "First and Last, A Love Story" by Rose Kennedy, "Moonlight, A Poem" and "Under a Shadow, A Story" by Mrs. M. V. Victor, "Learning to Skate. A Story" and "Who Stole the Spoons, A New Year's Day Episode" by Mrs. Mark Peabody. While this might seem like a lot of exposure in six months for a single writer, it should be noted that Beadle and Company, the publisher, was a new venture by Metta Victor's husband and editor Orville J. Victor. Even so, the years have shown that Metta Victor was not only a good writer, but an important one in American fiction.

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        A Method of Comparing the Lines and Draughting Vessels, Propelled by Sail or Steam, Including a Chapter on Laying Off on the Mould Loft Floor

      NY, 1866. 14 b/w folding plans. 70 pp. with tables in text. This is a rare and important book on American marine architecture, written by the father of the great clipper ship designer (also named Samuel) and containing some of the son?'s clipper ship plans, as well as the method father and son developed for generating perfect hull forms. See Brewington p. 95. (Even 75 years ago he noted that this work was ?"scarce.?") McDonald 335. Short tear at gutter of frontispiece folding chart, top of title page slightly dusty, else an excellent copy internally, with seventeen folding tables and plates (some over thirty inches in length). Bound in original pebbled cloth with gold cover lettering, Wear to spine ends, but a good copy of a rare book.

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        PORTRAITS OF MEN OF EMINENCE, in Literature, Science, and Art, with Biographical Memoirs.

      London, Alfred William Bennett, 1866.FIRST EDITION 1866, 1 volume only of 6, EDITED BY EDWARD WALFORD. 24 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS FROM LIFE BY ERNEST EDWARDS, INCLUDING A VERY EARLY ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES DARWIN. 8vo, approximately 235 x 170 mm, 9 x ¾ inches, 24 mounted photographs by Ernest Edwards, pages: half - title, title page and contents page, 1 - 134, each photograph has a few pages of biography, original publisher's pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to spine and central gilt decoration to upper cover, blind decoration to covers, original endpapers, gilt top edge, binder's small label on last pastedown (Westley). Binding slightly worn and rubbed, some fading to photographs, a few have black spots, tissue guards have pale age - browning, some pale age - browning to some margins and on the blank side of some mounts, occasional pale foxing to text, otherwise a very good copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839 - 1875, page 39, No 208. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        l' Imitation De jésus- Christ - Traduction Nouvelle Avec Des Réflexions à La Fin De Chaque Chapitre

      Garnier Frères, Paris 1866 - 443 pages en format 11.5 - 18 cm - gravures hors texte - reliure rigide en cuir au dos avec quatre nervures - tranches dorées - BE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IN VINCULIS; OR, THE PRISONER OF WAR BEING THE EXPERIENCE OF A REBEL IN TWO FEDERAL PENS, INTERSPERSED WITH REMINISCENCES OF THE LATE WAR, ANECDOTES OF SOUTHERN GENERALS, ETC.

      Blelock & Company, New York 1866 - 12mo., 216 pp., (2) pp. of advertisements. Bound in the original publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Small loss of cloth at foot and crown of spine, else a near fine copy. Author's inscription on the front free end paper. Housed in a new clamshell box. ----------------------------------------- Signed inscription to author Martin I. J. Griffin. Dated Oct.17th 1877, Richmond. Griffin is an author of many history books, including CATHOLICS AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Howes K-27. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of My Wanderings

      [London, ca. 1866] - A manuscript album of the travels of one William R. Skinner in France and Great Britain in the 1860s, accompanied by finely drawn pencil sketches of scenery, architecture and costume. Skinner, who is presumably English and living in London, narrates a six-day stay in Paris, with visits to Versaille and Normandy; a walking tour of the English lake district, including a visit to Rydal Mount; a tour through Wales en route to Dublin; and a tour of Scotland, each signed "Wm R. Skinner." He adds short illustrated descriptions of visits to Hastings, Dover, Rouen, Virginia Water, Conway Castle (Wales), Dumbarton Castle (Scotland), the Platts Hill rock salt mine, among other sites. A highly readable account of Skinner's travels with his accomplished pencil sketches 12mo. Title-page in decorative capitals with four pencil costume sketches at corners, 2 full-page and 13 half-page pencil drawings of travel scenes, 8 smaller pencil drawings in text, a few tentative sketches to front blanks. [114] pp. pen and ink manuscript account of travels in France and Great Britain. Original quarter purple morocco and green paper boards. Binding rubbed and worn, front hinge cracked, contents in very good condition without smudging to pencil sketches. With early ownership inscription of Thomas Rapson, "Mount Hope, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, North America" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHERER'S MASONIC DEGREE BOOK OF ANCIENT CRAFT MASONRY: BEING A CORRECT PRESENTATION OF THE EMBLEMS OF THE BLUE LODGE DEGREES OF ENTERED APPRENTICE, FELLOW CRAFT, AND MASTER MASON ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN SYSTEM

      Cincinnati: Published by John Sherer, 1866.. [4]pp. plus twelve pages illustrated with various chromolithographed images relating to Masonic ceremonies. Large folio. Recent half calf and cloth, original gilt leather label preserved on front cover cover. Slight paper loss, not affecting text, at bottom of title, expertly filled in. Light foxing and some noticeable thumb-soiling, some pencil and ink notations annotating the images. Very good. An incredibly rare Masonic book illustrating ceremonies for the three degrees of craft masonry. John Sherer, himself a Mason, published a number of books on freemasonry, and found considerable success with both THE MASONIC LADDER (1866) and GEMS OF MASONRY (1859). The present work was produced in the wake of Sherer's Masonic Carpets, which he produced to hang in Masonic temples, in order to aid masters with ceremonial rites. The last page carries the imprint of Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co., who executed the lithography. This copy comes from the Hudson River Lodge, No. 607 in Newburgh, New York, with their label affixed to the front cover. Interestingly, Hudson River Lodge 607 was chartered the same year as this book's publication, 1866. The only known copies of this title are at Library of Congress, which lists two. Not listed in OCLC. From a publisher's advertisement in Sherer's THE MASONIC LADDER, also published in 1866: "SHERER'S MASONIC DEGREE BOOK. This is a collection of emblematic plates, suitable for framing separately, or for binding in a volume...They are from the finest lithographic drawings, printed in colors on the best plate paper. The correctness of their symbolisms and elegance of execution are vouched for by a long array of the intelligent brethren who have examined them."

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        The Book Of American Pastimes, Containing A History Of The Principal Base Ball, Cricket, Rowing And Yachting Clubs Of The United States

      the Author 1866 - One of the first books to cover the history of Baseball and an important early source on the game. Peverelly provides origins and match results for some of the earliest clubs including the Knickerbockers, Gothams, Atlantics and Excelsiors. Also covers Yachting, Rowing and Cricket with results and histories of the principal clubs in North America., including coverage of the first tour of English professionals in 1859. 1st edition. Original green cloth, spine gilt. 556pp. Frontispiece (with tissue guard) + further woodcut illustrations and diagrams beginning each section. Provenance: Ex Auty library, Ridley College, Ontario (stamp to prelims and number to spine), Roger Hancock collection (bookplate to front pastedown).  A good copy and rare, described as the cornerstone of any serious Baseball library and a fascinating glimpse of the heyday of American cricket.

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        Recherches sur la vie et sur les oeuvres du P. Claude-François Menestrier de la Compagnie de Jésus

      Lyon: N. Scheuring, 1866. First edition. Title printed in red and black with vignette, engraved portrait of Menestrier, 2 folding plates, 4 lithographic facsimile letters (2 folding). 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full red morocco, covers with triple gilt fillet borders, spine gilt in 6 compartments, lettered in two, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Small crack at head of upper joint, otherwise a fine copy, with the small woodcut bookplate of "A.R." of Lyon. Beautiful copy of this bio-bibliography of the Lyonese historian, composer, Jesuit, and author of tournament books and the classic history of ballet, Des ballets anciens a modernes (1682).

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        Voyage en Asie et en Afrique d?après les récits des derniers voyageurs

      Furne, Jouvet et C.ie 1866 in 8°, pp. (4), IV, 692, leg. coeva in m / pelle, ds. a 5 nervi con titi. in oro, piatti e sguardie marmor., tagli spruzzati, marca tip. al front., moltissime belle tavv. f.t. con velina e grande carta geogr. finale a colori più volte ripieg., ottimo esempl., solo sporadiche fior. naturali.

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        PORTRAITS OF MEN OF EMINENCE, in Literature, Science, and Art, with Biographical Memoirs

      London, Alfred William Bennett, 1866.. FIRST EDITION 1866, 1 volume only of 6, EDITED BY EDWARD WALFORD. 24 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS FROM LIFE BY ERNEST EDWARDS, INCLUDING A VERY EARLY ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES DARWIN. 8vo, approximately 235 x 170 mm, 9 x ¾ inches, 24 mounted photographs by Ernest Edwards, pages: half-title, title page and contents page, 1-134, each photograph has a few pages of biography, original publisher's pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to spine and central gilt decoration to upper cover, blind decoration to covers, original endpapers, gilt top edge, binder's small label on last pastedown (Westley). Binding slightly worn and rubbed, some fading to photographs, a few have black spots, tissue guards have pale age-browning, some pale age-browning to some margins and on the blank side of some mounts, occasional pale foxing to text, otherwise a very good copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 39, No 208. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works (9 Bände).

      London, Chapman & Hall, 2end ed. 1866/67.. The Text revised by the Rey. Alexander Dyce. Mit gestochenem Portrait, 1 lithographische Tafel, blind- und goldgeprägte Lederbände der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 22 x 14 cm,. Einbände teils etwas berieben, innen sauber. Vorsätze jeweils mit Stempel Maria Therese von Österreich.

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        Harvard Class of 1866 Photographic Yearbook

      [Cambridge: Harvard University, 1866. 127 albumen prints (some second generation), includes: 119 oval albumen bust portraits (4-1/2 x 6 in.) of Harvard class of 1866, titled in pencil with sitter's last name; 1 class portrait and 7 sporting, fraternity, and club group portraits (7-5/8 x 6-3/4 in.). Some leaves printed with "Warren phot.". Folio. Full gilt-paneled black morocco, rubbed; front hinge tender. Spine titled in gilt, "Harvard College Photographs, Class of 1866" and on front cover, "William G. Farlow"; a.e.g. Very good. George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard. The Class of 1866 graduated George A. Glass and Frank Wright, founders of the '66 Base Ball Club in 1862, later re-named the Harvard University Base Ball Club.

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        "Recollections of My Wanderings"

      [London, 1866. Title-page in decorative capitals with four pencil costume sketches at corners, 2 full-page and 13 half-page pencil drawings of travel scenes, 8 smaller pencil drawings in text, a few tentative sketches to front blanks. [114] pp. pen and ink manuscript account of travels in France and Great Britain. 12mo. Original quarter purple morocco and green paper boards. Binding rubbed and worn, front hinge cracked, contents in very good condition without smudging to pencil sketches. With early ownership inscription of Thomas Rapson, "Mount Hope, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, North America". Manuscript Album with Pencil Sketches of Travels Around France and Great Britain in the 1860s A manuscript album of the travels of one William R. Skinner in France and Great Britain in the 1860s, accompanied by finely drawn pencil sketches of scenery, architecture and costume. Skinner, who is presumably English and living in London, narrates a six-day stay in Paris, with visits to Versaille and Normandy; a walking tour of the English lake district, including a visit to Rydal Mount; a tour through Wales en route to Dublin; and a tour of Scotland, each signed "Wm R. Skinner." He adds short illustrated descriptions of visits to Hastings, Dover, Rouen, Virginia Water, Conway Castle (Wales), Dumbarton Castle (Scotland), the Platts Hill rock salt mine, among other sites. A highly readable account of Skinner's travels with his accomplished pencil sketches.

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        The Play Ground; or, Out-Door Games for Boys. A Book of Healthy Recreations for Youth. Containing Upwards of A Hundred Amusements ... and Full instructions in Archery, Cricket, Croquet and Base Ball

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1866. Splendidly Illustrated with 124 Wood-cuts. 120, [18, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cloth-backed color pictorial boards. Some browning, fresh and sound. Splendidly Illustrated with 124 Wood-cuts. 120, [18, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. CRICKET TOO. Pages 83 through 93 are about baseball, with diagram, cuts, and rules; croquet at pp. 93-101; Rugby at 101-103; cricket at pp. 64 to 82 in a Chapter called "Ball Games" and reads at the start "This is essentially an English game as base-ball is American, but it meets with some favor in this country..."; and a brief mention of tennis at p. 108.

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        The Library of North American Romance

      London: C.H. Clarke, 1866. Published in 44 numbers, each with engraved illustration. Complete. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern half grey morocco and marbled boards, preserving a contemporary owner signature dated 1866. Fine. Complete Collection of English 'Penny Dreadful' Abridgments of American 'Dime Novels' Comprising: Nos. 1-2: The Hunter's Vow. A Tale of the Far Western Frontier. 32 pp. Nos. 3-4: Simple Phil! 32pp Nos. 5-6: The Maid of Wyoming. A Tale of Emigrant Adventure. 32 pp. Nos. 7-8: Tiger Eye. 32 pp. Nos. 9-10: The Peddler Spy. 32 pp. Nos. 11-[12]: Leather-Legs. 32 pp. Nos. [13-14]: [Edward WILLETT]. The Hidden Home. 32 pp. Nos. [15-16]: The Indian Slayer. 32 pp Nos. [17-18]: Grizzly Jake. 32 pp. Nos. [19-20]: The Scout of the Rio-Grande. 32 pp. Nos. [21-22]: Mark Harrington. 32 pp. Nos. 23-25: Seth Jones. Pp. [33]-80. Nos. 26-27: Karaibo. Pp. [81]-112. Nos. [28-30]: The Gulch Miners. Pp. [113]-152 [with:] The Heiress of Accomac. Pp. [153]-160. Nos. 31-32: Buffalo Jack. 32 pp. Nos. 33-34: Old Nick of the Swamp. Pp. [33]-64. Nos. 35-36: Panther Jack .Pp. [65]-[96]. Nos. 37-38: Roarin Ned. Pp. [97]-128. Nos. 39-40: Black Panther. Pp. [129]-144. Nos. 41-42: Tomahawk. The Hatchet-Thrower. Pp. [145]-176. Nos. 43-144 [i.e., 44]: Tom Turbin the Trapper. Pp. [177]-208. While Johannsen (Hose of Beadle and Adams) assigns authorship to the American originals (published at 128-page length), The Library of North American Romance are condensed versions of the tales, trading on the popularity of celebrated tales such as Seth Jones and Karaibo, etc. Sadleir describes C.H. Clarke as "[t]his always date-shy and uninformative publisher"; the pagination of these works does not conform to the 128-page length of the Beadle publications, and resembles more closely the standard penny dreadful form of 16-page numbers. OCLC records only 2 copies of a partial collection (the first five titles), not recording a complete copy. Choice, uncommon, and complete.

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        ALBERT N'YANZA, GREAT BASIN OF THE NILE, AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE NILE SOURCES

      London Macmillan and Co. 1866 - 2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with 2 maps, one of which is a large fold-out, portrait frontispiece, 14 fine plates, and 23 illustrations within the text. 8vo, original green cloth gilt lettered and decorated on spines, with gilt-decorated pictorial upper covers ruled in gilt. xxx, 395; xi, 384 pp. A very nice and handsome set, the forest-green cloth is bright and clean, the text block is unusually clean and fresh, hinges tight, endleaves well-preserved and original, the spine panels with inner cloth support expertly and near invisibly accomplished. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Baker's account of his discovery of the last great source of the Nile, Speke and Grant having established Lake Victoria Nyanza as the source of the White Nile and Bruce discovering the source of the Blue. The waters of Victoria Nyanza flow into the basin of Albert Nyanza, which Speke and Grant were not permitted to visit, and the latter adds the accumulation of its watershed to the former to create the great White Nile, flowing massively from Albert Nyanza. The first editions of this important work are becoming difficult to find. The importance of the debate over the source of the Nile, combined with Baker's very readable writing style, made his books enormously popular, with the result that they were reprinted a great many times over the following years. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de H. de Balzac (20 tomes complet pour cette édition)

      Vve Alexandre Houssiaux, Editeur à Paris,1866, in 8 (21,5 x 14 cm), 2 ff + 507 pages + 2 ff - 3 ff + 457 pages + 1 ff - 3 ff + 476 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 557 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 492 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 509 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 491 pages + (1) page - 2 ff + 570 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 531 pages + (1) page - 2 ff + 449 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 588 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 728 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 728 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 476 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 662 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 620 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 648 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 659 pages + (1) page - 2 ff + 554 pages + 1 ff - 2 ff + 438 pages + 1 ff. Illustration de 143 gravures hors-texte en noir dont le portrait de Balzac en frontispice du tome 1, oeuvres de Tony Johannot, Meissonnier, Gavarni, Bertall, Nanteuil, etc… Reliure demi chagrin marron, dos avec faux-nerfs, filets et titre doré. +++++++ Exemplaire des oeuvres complètes d'Honoré de Balzac (Comédie Humaine, Théâtre, Contes drolatiques) dans une reliure uniforme en chagrin marron de la célèbre édition Houssiaux en 20 volumes. les 17 premiers volumes furent édités par FURNE, DUBOCHET, HETZEL [et PAULIN pour les tomes 1 et 2] entre 1842 et 1848 du vivant de Balzac qui les corrigea lui-même, et par Alexandre HOUSSIAUX d'une façon posthume pour les 3 derniers en 1855. Par la suite, HOUSSIAUX réédita l'ensemble des 20 volumes en un seul bloc, avec parfois quelques ajouts de textes, comme c'est le cas dans l'exemplaire de 1866 proposé ("Le Député d'Arcis" dans le volume XII, et la pièce "Le Faiseur" dans le volume XIX). Cet exemplaire comprend : VOLUME I. Scènes de la vie privée - Tome I. Avant-propos. La Maison du chat-qui-pelote. Le Bal de Sceaux. La Bourse. La Vendetta. Madame Firmiani. Une double famille. La Paix du ménage. La Fausse Maîtresse. Etude de femme. Albert Savarus [6 gravures] ; VOLUME II. Scènes de la vie privée - Tome II. Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées. Une fille d'Ève. La Femme abandonnée. La Grenadière. Le Message. Gobseck. Autre étude de femme [8 gravures] ; VOLUME III. Scènes de la vie privée - Tome III. La Femme de trente ans. Le Contrat de mariage. Béatrix (première partie) [6 gravures] ; VOLUME IV. Scènes de la vie privée. Tome IV. Béatrix (dernière partie). La Grande Bretèche. Modeste Mignon. Honorine. Un début dans la vie [6 gravures] ; VOLUME V. Scènes de la vie de province -Tome I. Ursule Mirouët. Eugénie Grandet. Les Célibataires : Pierrette [8 gravures] ; VOLUME VI. Scènes de la vie de province - Tome II. Les Célibataires : Le Curé de Tours. Un ménage de garçon [La Rabouilleuse]. Les Parisiens en province : L'Illustre Gaudissart. La Muse du département [8 gravures] ; VOLUME VII. Scènes de la vie de province - Tome III. Les Rivalités : La Vieille Fille. Le Cabinet des Antiques. Le Lys dans la vallée. 1844. [8 gravures] ; VOLUME VIII. Scènes de la vie de province -Tome IV. Illusions perdues, 1ère partie : Les Deux Poètes, 2e partie : Un grand homme de province à Paris, 3e partie : Ève et David [8 gravures] ; VOLUME IX. Scènes de la vie parisienne - Tome I. Histoire des Treize; 1er épisode : Ferragus, 2e épisode : La Duchesse de Langeais, 3e épisode : La Fille aux yeux d'or. Le Père Goriot [6 gravures]. VOLUME X. Scènes de la vie parisienne - Tome II. Le Colonel Chabert. Facino Cane. La Messe de l'athée. Sarrasine. L'Interdiction. Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau [8 gravures] ;VOLUME XI. Scènes de la vie parisienne - Tome III. La Maison Nucingen. Pierre Grassou. Les Secrets de la princesse de Cadignan. Les Employés ou La Femme supérieure. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes; 1ère partie : Esther heureuse, 2e partie : À combien l'amour revient aux vieillards [8 gravures] ; VOLUME XII. Scènes de la vie parisienne et Scènes de la vie politique. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, 3e partie : Où mènent les mauvais chemins. Un prince de la bohème. Esquisse d'homme d'affaires. Gaudissart II. Les Comédiens sans le savoir. Scènes de la vie politique : Un épisode sous la Terreur. Une ténébreuse affaire. Z. Marcas. L'Envers de l'histoire contemporaine [1ère partie]. Le Député d'Arcis [7 gravures] ; VOLUME XIII. Scènes de la vie militaire et Scènes de la vie de campagne. Les Chouans. Une passion dans le désert. Le Médecin de campagne. Le Curé de village [6 gravures apparues dans la réimpression de 1855] ; VOLUME XIV. Études philosophiques - Tome I. La Peau de chagrin. Jésus-Christ en Flandre. Melmoth réconcilié. Le Chef d'oeuvre inconnu. La Recherche de l'Absolu [9 gravures] ; VOLUME XV. Etudes philosophiques - Tome II. Massimilla Doni. Gambara. L'Enfant maudit. Les Marana. Adieu. Le Réquisitionnaire. El Verdugo. Un drame au bord de la mer. L'Auberge rouge. L'Élixir de longue vie. Maître Cornélius. Sur Catherine de Médicis, 1ère partie : Le Martyr calviniste [6 gravures] ; VOLUME XVI. Etudes philosophiques et Etudes analytiques. Sur Catherine de Médicis, 2e partie : La Confidence des Ruggieri, 3e partie : Les Deux Rêves. Les Proscrits. Louis Lambert. Séraphîta - Etudes analytiques : Physiologie du mariage. 1846 [4 gravures] ; VOLUME XVII. Scènes de la vie parisienne. Les Parents pauvres, 1ère partie : La Cousine Bette, 2e partie : Le Cousin Pons [5 gravures apparues dans l'édition de 1852] ; VOLUME XVIII. Scènes de la vie parisienne. Scènes de la vie politique. Scènes de la vie de campagne. Études analytiques. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, 4e partie : Dernière Incarnation de Vautrin. L'Envers de l'histoire contemporaine, 2e épisode : L'Initié. Les Paysans. Petites misères de la vie conjugale [16 gravures] ; VOLUME XIX. Théâtre de H. de Balzac. Vautrin. Les Ressources de Quinola. Paméla Giraud. La Marâtre. Le Faiseur [6 gravures] ; VOLUME XX. Les Contes drolatiques colligez ez Annayes de Tourayne et mis en lumière par le Sieur de Balzac [4 gravures]..

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        The Play Ground; or, Out-Door Games for Boys. A Book of Healthy Recreations for Youth. Containing Upwards of A Hundred Amusements ... and Full instructions in Archery, Cricket, Croquet and Base Ball

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1866. Splendidly Illustrated with 124 Wood-cuts. 120, [18, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cloth-backed color pictorial boards. Some browning, fresh and sound. Splendidly Illustrated with 124 Wood-cuts. 120, [18, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. CRICKET TOO. Pages 83 through 93 are about baseball, with diagram, cuts, and rules; croquet at pp. 93-101; Rugby at 101-103; cricket at pp. 64 to 82 in a Chapter called "Ball Games" and reads at the start "This is essentially an English game as base-ball is American, but it meets with some favor in this country..."; and a brief mention of tennis at p. 108.

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        THE WORKS OF BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER

      London: George Routledge and Sons. 1866. Two volumes. Beautifully bound by Riviere in full tree calf with decorative tooling and five raised bands to the spine. Gilt titles, borders and inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. 24 x 16.5 cms. Engraved frontispiece and title page vignette in each volume. Neat previous owner?'s bookplate to the top left corner of front pastedown. In fine condition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        London (Western Sheet)

      Weekly Dispatch. , c.1866. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Size: 64 x 48 cm. (25 x 19 inches). Mounted size: 77 x 61.5 cm Handsome map of part of mid-Victorian London, showing Paddington, Bayswater, Mayfair, Hyde Park and Regent's Park. It is interesting to note that the canals are still more prevalent than the railways - Paddington Station seems less imposing than the Paddington, Regent's and Grand Junction canals. It is one of a series of nine maps that were originally issued in weekly parts in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Due to their accuracy and clarity, they were a great commercial success, running into many editions in subsequent years.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Zürich, 28. IV. 1866.. 3 S., 4°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Clausius gilt als Entdecker des zweiten Hauptsatzes der Thermodynamik, Schöpfer der Begriffe Entropie und Virial, sowie einer der ersten theoretischen Physiker in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - "Hochgeehrtester Herr College, Mit schwerem Herzen ergreife ich die Feder, um Ihnen Bericht zu erstatten [...]". --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. -

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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. Hard Cover. Very Good. Complete. Original black blind-stamped boards with gilt lettering. Original endpapers. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Owner's name on front free endpaper. Wear to spine ends. The best first-hand account of life in one of the most successful communist-utopian communities in America per Adam's Radical Literature in America. An off shoot of the Lutheran Church, the society was first formed by Johann Rapp in Germany. Persecuted by the mainstream Lutheran Church, Rapp moved his society to the United States, eventually settling just north of Pittsburg in a town Rapp named Economy. "In form the society was a communistic theocracy, with Rapp the actual dictator. His religious teachings were those of Lutheran pietism heavily overlaid with a millenarianism derived from Bengal and Jung-Stilling, a fantastic interpretation of Swedenborg, various minor features of Boehme and other mystics, and the practice of celibacy," (see Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary, p. 366). With time, arguments, schisms, and celibacy seriously harmed the community, and it completely disbanded after the turn of the twentieth century.

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        The Great Architect; as manifested in the material universe

      1866. PONTON, Mungo. The Great Architect; as manifested in the material universe. [2], vi, [4], 9-276, [8] pp. Illustrated with 12 coloured plates. 8vo., 178 x 115 mm, bound in publisher's purple cloth, gilt title on spine. London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1866. Second edition, enlarged and corrected. Mungo Ponton (1801-1880), Scottish inventor who identified the photo-sensitivity of potassium dichromate, a discovery which forms the basis of nearly all photomechanical processes now in use. According to the preface, "The object of this work is to present, in a condensed form, the evidences of intelligent design in the general structure of the material universe, and of the intentions of the Creator with respect to its permanence." The first section focuses on the Universe with colour plates illustrating the Milky Way, Nebulae, The Solar System (double-page), Comets and Zodiacal Light. The second part of the book examines the existence of universal ether, the separation of light into its coloured elements and the action of light in producing photographic and analogous images. These points are illustrated with uniquely beautiful colour plates showing different spectra and prisms. Slight damage where pages were carelessly opened. As with the first edition of 1863, a rare book. Binding worn, some foxing, else fine.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hannover, 27. XI. 1866.. 2½ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten bezüglich der Organisation und Ankündigung eines Konzertes: "Erst heut kann ich Ihnen, lieber Herr Kapellmeister, die Nachricht geben, daß vorläufig alles in Ordnung ist. Calemann war verreist, mußte dann erst dem Magistrate Mittheilung machen u. obgleich er versichert alles gethan zu haben, um diesen Ihren Wünschen günstig zu stimmen, empfing ich doch schließlich abschläglichen Bescheid. Ich habe mich darauf sogleich um den Museumssaal bemüht und diesen Morgen endlich die Zusage für den 8ten December erhalten [...]".

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        Historia del saqueo de Cádiz por los ingleses en 1596.

      Cádiz, Imprenta de la Revista Médica 1866 - 4.º(24,5 cm), 4h., VI, 165p., 7 láminas a doble página al final del libro, encuadernado en media piel, nervios, título y pequeños adornos dorados en lomera. Lomera deslucida, muy leve presencia de óxido en solo en láminas. Sin faltas y en buen estado. Según Palau, no se autorizó la publicación en vida del autor por las duras acusaciones hacía las autoridades de la época (Palau: 1006) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Da Oceania a Lisboa viagem. ... Offerecida e dedicada aos Portuguezes no Brasil.Rio de Janeiro, Typografia Perseverança, 1866. 8vo. Contemporary red half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine, chemical-marbled sides, shell-marbled endpapers.

      Palau 339860. First and only edition of a rare travel account by Francisco Travassos Valdez, who sailed from Lisbon to the Sunda islands, Timor, Java, Indochina, India, Arabia, Egypt and back to Lisbon. The book discusses the geography, economy, the customs, habits and native language of the places he visited. The author dedicated his book to all his fellow Portuguese countrymen living in Brazil. After the dedication is a letter written by 12 compatriots in Brazil ordering more than 1000 copies of the book. Travassos's answer, dated from Rio de Janeiro (he had apparently moved there after the voyages described here), 11 March 1866 follows.Francisco Travassos Valdez (1825-1892) was a noted travel writer and anti-slavery campaigner. He also wrote Africa occidental. Noticias e considerações. (Lisboa 1864).In very good condition, with the first and last few pages somewhat foxed and a couple minor marginal tears.

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