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        Eskimoiske Eventyr og Sagn. Oversatte efter de Indfödte Fortaelleres Opskrifter og Meddelelser. 2 bd. (Vol. 2: Supplement indeholdende et Tillaeg om Eskimoerne).

      . Kbhvn. 1866-71. Med 5 litografier i s/h, 1 kort, talrige traesnit i teksten. VI + 376 + X + 255 s. Samt. hlvldr. og hlvlrd. With 5 lithographs, 1 map and numerous woodcuts. Contp. half calf and cloth. * Mangler fotomontagen i bd. 2. I nogle ekspl. findes yderligere 2 farvelitografier..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Jefferson Davis boldly signs a photograph for a prominent southern newspaper editor, who in turn presented it as a wedding present in December 1866 to H. Victor Newcomb, banker and founder of the West Shore Railroad, who became the focus of a notorious insanity case

      Richmond, Virginia, [1866] His signature, "Jeffrn: Davis," accomplished on a carte-de-visite photograph bearing a bust portrait of Davis by Vannerson & Jones of Richmond, Virginia, with the photographer's printed credit on verso. Very boldly signed by Davis in the blank portion beneath his image. Some minor damage to emulsion at top of the carte, not affecting the image, light marginal toning, else very good condition overall. According to a note that had been placed on the backing of a frame that once displayed the carte (and is included here), the signed carte was "Presented to H[oratio] Victor Newcomb in 1866 by John R. Thompson of Virginia his groomsman - given[?] to John R. Thompson by Jefferson Davis that same year ?" For my darling boy Herman D[anforth] Newcomb a Christmas rembrance[?] 1889..." John Reuben Thompson (1823-1873) was an American poet, journalist, editor and publisher. In 1847, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond, and in 1859 editor of The Southern Field and Fireside in Augusta, Georgia. Thompson did not take part in the Civil War due to health reasons. Instead, he went to London, from where he supported the Confederacy by writing articles in English magazines. Horatio Victor Newcomb (1844-1911) was a prominent Louisville, Kentucky banker. He married Florence Ward Danforth on December 26, 1866 in a ceremony in Louisville. In 1880 Horatio moved to New York and organized the United States National Bank and took up residence in a house at 683 Fifth Avenue. He was also the founder of the West Shore Railroad. (B. M. Newcomb, "Horatio Victor Newcomb," America's Successful Men of Affairs: An Encyclopedia of Contemporaneous Biography, 1896.) Toward the end of the century, Newcomb became addicted to chloral and started behaving erratically, including threatening the life of H. M. Flagler of Standard Oil. At the time of his committal, he turned over his fortune to his wife and children. Upon his release the following year, he sued for return of his monies. A court declared him "sane" in August 1901 and he managed to recover his fortune and obtain a separation from his wife. Herman Danforth Newcomb (1872-1958) was born in Louisville, Kentucky and married Miss Matilda Churchill, the great granddaughter of Colonel Armistead Churchill, who organized the Louisville Jockey Club which established the famous racetrack, Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. The couple divided their time between Wavetree Hall in Greenwood, Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky.

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        Keitum (auf Sylt) von Südosten gesehen. Kolor. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach J.F. Fritz von W. Heuer bei H. Wernicke für C. Gassmann, Hamburg. 1866. 25,5 x 40,5 cm.,

      1866 - Salamon/Knigge SHA 22.- Sommerliche Ansicht von Keitum der Küste entlang gesehen, einige Spaziergänger und Schafe im Vordergrund.- Vereinzelt leichte Stockfleckchen, im weißen Fußsteg minimaler Einriß, obere rechte Ecke mit Knickspur. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco: Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by that City and Confirmed to it by that Court

      San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1866. Third Edition. Hardcover. Minor scuffing to front board; minor wear to top of spine; owner name else a near fine copy.. Octavo. (xlv) Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States...34pp; Narrative Argument...106pp; Addenda...391pp (pages 363-369 starred); Index. 3 lithographic plates (including frontispiece); 2 maps (1 double-page). Errata leaves inserted after pages iv and 34. Addenda slips tipped-in at pages xlv and 365. Three-quarter morocco over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering to spine; marbled endpapers. Scarce Second Issue of the Third Edition. A wealth of information on the beginnings of the history of San Francisco's Spanish and Mexican periods, with printings of a large number of "documents of the greatest importance in the history of California land titles." (Sloan Zamorano 80 Catalogue) "Without doubt the rarest and most valuable of all San Francisco items. Only 200 copies were printed." (Cowan I pg. 75-76; Cowan II p. 189; Holliday 332; Rocq 7961; Streeter 2912; Zamorano 80:32;).

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift ("J. Stefan").

      Wien, 25. I. 1866.. 1 1/2 S., Gr.-8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "Josef Stefan studierte seit 1853 in Wien und habilitierte sich dort 1858 für mathematische Physik. 1859 übernahm er zunächst eine Lehrerstelle an einer Oberrealschule in Wien. 1863 wurde er Professor der Physik an der Universität Wien und dem erkrankten Direktor des Physikalischen Instituts Andreas von Ettingshausen als Vizedirektor zur Seite gestellt, sowie 1866 Nachfolger und Direktor des physikalischen Instituts. Von 1875 bis 1885 war er Sekretär der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, 1883 Präsident der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Kommission der elektrischen Ausstellung und 1885 Präsident der internationalen Stimmtonkonferenz, die den Normalton a' mit 435 Hertz festlegte. 1876/77 war er Rektor der Universität Wien. Er beschäftigte sich mit der Ausbreitung des Schalls, der Polarisation, Interferenz und Doppelbrechung des Lichts, der Diffusion und Wärmeleitung von Gasen, der Abhängigkeit der Wärmestrahlung von der Temperatur sowie mit elektrodynamischen Erscheinungen und der Induktion. Die berühmteste Leistung Stefans ist die Aufstellung des nach ihm und Boltzmann benannten Strahlungsgesetzes, des Stefan-Boltzmann-Gesetzes, das den Zusammenhang zwischen der ausgestrahlten Energie und der Temperatur eines rein thermisch strahlenden Körpers beschreibt. Er fand bei Prüfung aller vorliegenden Strahlungsmessungen hocherhitzter Körper, dass die ausgestrahlte Energiemenge der 4. Potenz der absoluten Temperatur des Strahlers proportional ist. Bald darauf konnte sein ältester Student Ludwig Boltzmann eine theoretische Begründung dieses empirisch gefundenen Gesetzes geben. Nach beiden benannt ist auch die Stefan-Boltzmann-Konstante. Stefan hat als erster damit die Temperatur der Sonne ermittelt. Er erhielt als erster im Jahr 1865 den Lieben-Preis" (Wikipedia). --- 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 Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates. Comprising a full and authentic account

      E. B. Treat, New York 1866 - Author was editor of the Daily Richmond Examiner from 1861 to 1867 and a harsh critic of Jefferson Davis. "Pollard was the ablest and most prolific Southern writer of his day.he was a fiery and devoted partisan of the Confederacy." Dictionary of American Biography, XV, p. 48. Howes P-455. of the rise and progress of the late Southern Confederacy-The campaigns, battles, incidents, and adventures. Engraved steel portraits. 752pp. + 4pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, contemporary 3/4 calf, calf and boards rubbed, edges of corners worn, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, including margins of plates. New York: E. B. Treat, 1866. First Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History and General Description Of New France

      New York: John Gilmary Shea, 1866. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" (18cm x 27.5cm) - 6 volumes. Limited to 250 copies in Octavo (iv) 286, (iv) 284, (v) 312, (vii) 308, (ix) 311, (ix) 256pp. Three-quarter crimson leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt spine fleurs-de-lys device, gilt spine rules, modest edge wear, mild color off-setting to leather spine crown VI. Marbled endpapers, teg. Volume 1 trimmed, balance untrimmed. Volume IV has 3" tear tape repaired and 2" tear on fold. Also a 2" tape repair on page 155 in border not effecting text. Wide, full margins, internally crisp unfoxed. The Menendez port. in Vol. 1 absent. Prev. own's bkplate. A Very good + set. Translated with notes by John Gilmary Shea. 18 maps, 15 plates, 4 facsimiles - tissue guarded. Howes C 307. Almost as scarce as the original French edition of 1744. The translation is more valuable for many purposes of research than the original work."---Larned.TPL 189, Sabin 12137.

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        Autograph Letter Signed on "Explorers Club," stationery, 8vo, New York, July 12, n.y

      . Jackson likely writes to Martin S. Garretson, (1866-1955), known for his study of and advocacy for the American bison, also depicted in Garretson's moving photogravures. Jackson begins the letter to Garretson. "Otherwise a 'Sinful Maverick': I had intended delivering this little picture personally...but an urgent request from Wyoming to be out there for some sort of an affair this coming week, will keep me so busy...that I must rely upon the mail to do the work for me...." Jackson then hopes his picture would find, "a place among the other 'old timers' ...." He signs, "W. H. Jackson," and in parentheses adds, "(Pawnee Bill?)" Garretson was called the "Sinful Maverick," and given the age difference between the two men, Jackson would be the old timer. From 1870 to 1878 Jackson was the official photographer for the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. His photographs of the natural beauty of northwestern Wyoming, taken during the Hayden survey expedition of 1871, were exhibited in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and credited with having influenced the U.S. Congress to establish Yellowstone National Park in 1872. After he retired in 1924 from commercial photography, he traveled back to Wyoming for public appearances. In his official retirement, Jackson returned to painting on Western themes. It is possible that our letter was written during this later period and the picture Jackson mentions is a painting for Garretson. Martin Garretson, as a young man, traveled West to work as a rancher at the time the bison population was becoming depleted due to expanding settlements on the American plains. Garretson sought to reverse the decimation of the bison herds and eventually became one of the founders of the American Bison Society. He later served as its Secretary and eventually headed the department of Heads and Horns at the Bronx Zoo. During that time, he conducted the majority of the research for his book "The American Bison" (New York, 1938), which remains a standard reference on the species. Jackson's self reference as "Pawnee Bill?", the American showman, suggests association to the showman of the same name as well as to his photographs of the Pawnee tribe.

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        The Spirit Merchant: A Manual for the Information and Use of Persons Engaged in Every Branch of the Wholesale and Retail Trade; Containing an Account of the Manufacture of British and Foreign Spirits, Compounds, Cordials etc.

      William R.Loftus, London 1866 - London, William R.Loftus, 1866. 1st edition. 12mo. [9], pp10-118, [6], [25]. The final 25 pages comprise an illustrated catalogue. A detailed professional manual on the manufacture, handling and retail of spirits and alcoholic cordials with sections on the manufacture of Whiskey and plain spirit, mashing, fermentation and distillation, manufacture of Brandy, Cherry Brandy, Noyeau, Hollands or Geneva, Orange Bitters, Gin, Use of Hydrometers and more. With an illustrated catalogue at the end of the volume, advertising all manner of equipment for the alcohol industry. Bound in the original publisher's cloth boards with gold blocked design to the front cover. Neatly rebacked in darker plain cloth. Corners rubbed and chipped. Otherwise, a clean copy of a rare work, with the text block sound and the binding in good condition. NB The price of this item is negotiable dependent on your chosen payment method. Please feel free to make contact for further information on this item or on payment options. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        certificat de Propriété de 1750 ACTIONS DE "THE BALTIC GOLD MINING COMPANY (la Compagnie Minière d'Or de la Baltique)- NEW YORK" - 1864 -

      1866 - Vieux papiers un certificat format : 24 x 21 cm, cartouche abondamment illustré en noir (voir photo), avec cachet de la société daté et gauffré à froid + timbre fiscal vieux rose de 25 cents, rempli à l'encre brune, signatures, daté du 20 Juillet 1864, texte en anglais :( the baltic gold mining company - colorado territory, incorporated under the laws of the state of New-york, this is to certify that Faber T. Knight is entitled to seventeen hundred and fifty shares in the capital stock of the baltic gold mining company) la compagnie minière d'or de la Baltique - territoire colorado, constituée en vertu des lois de l'État de New-York certifie que Faber T. Chevalier a droit à dix-sept cent cinquante actions dans le capital social de la Baltique société d'exploitation aurifère (THE BALTIC GOLD MINING COMPANY), New-York Twentieth day of July 1864, Printed by Ferd. Mayer & Co Lithographers, 96 Fulton street N.Y., TRES RARE. Action d'époque de la Ruée vers l'OR.superbement illustré.en bon état (very good condition).

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        The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco: Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by that City and Confirmed to it by that Court

      San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1866. Third Edition. Hardcover. Minor scuffing to front board; minor wear to top of spine; owner name else a near fine copy.. Octavo. (xlv) Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States...34pp; Narrative Argument...106pp; Addenda...391pp (pages 363-369 starred); Index. 3 lithographic plates (including frontispiece); 2 maps (1 double-page). Errata leaves inserted after pages iv and 34. Addenda slips tipped-in at pages xlv and 365. Three-quarter morocco over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering to spine; marbled endpapers. Scarce Second Issue of the Third Edition. A wealth of information on the beginnings of the history of San Francisco's Spanish and Mexican periods, with printings of a large number of "documents of the greatest importance in the history of California land titles." (Sloan Zamorano 80 Catalogue) "Without doubt the rarest and most valuable of all San Francisco items. Only 200 copies were printed." (Cowan I pg. 75-76; Cowan II p. 189; Holliday 332; Rocq 7961; Streeter 2912; Zamorano 80:32;).

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1866. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, black coated endpapers. Folding diagram at p. 130. Small abrasion at head of front joint. A very good copy in the original cloth (Freeman's variant c of the binding). Fourth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). This copy has the publisher's terminal advertisements dated April 1867. "The fourth edition of 1866 was of 1,500 copies. It was again extensively altered, and it is in this one that the date of the first edition, as given on the verso of the half title, is corrected from October 1st to November 24th [1859]" (Freeman).

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        History and General Description Of New France

      John Gilmary Shea, New York 1866 - 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" (18cm x 27.5cm) - 6 volumes. Limited to 250 copies in Octavo (iv) 286, (iv) 284, (v) 312, (vii) 308, (ix) 311, (ix) 256pp. Three-quarter crimson leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt spine fleurs-de-lys device, gilt spine rules, modest edge wear, mild color off-setting to leather spine crown VI. Marbled endpapers, teg. Volume 1 trimmed, balance untrimmed. Volume IV has 3" tear tape repaired and 2" tear on fold. Also a 2" tape repair on page 155 in border not effecting text. Wide, full margins, internally crisp unfoxed. The Menendez port. in Vol. 1 absent. Prev. own's bkplate. A Very good + set. Translated with notes by John Gilmary Shea. 18 maps, 15 plates, 4 facsimiles - tissue guarded. Howes C 307. Almost as scarce as the original French edition of 1744. The translation is more valuable for many purposes of research than the original work."---Larned.TPL 189, Sabin 12137. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Keitum (auf Sylt) von Südosten gesehen. Kolor. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach J.F. Fritz von W. Heuer bei H. Wernicke für C. Gassmann, Hamburg. 1866. 25,5 x 40,5 cm.

      1866. . Salamon/Knigge SHA 22.- Sommerliche Ansicht von Keitum der Küste entlang gesehen, einige Spaziergänger und Schafe im Vordergrund.- Vereinzelt leichte Stockfleckchen, im weißen Fußsteg minimaler Einriß, obere rechte Ecke mit Knickspur.

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        THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE JEWS

      Philadelphia; Jones & Hamilton, Printers 1866 [5626] - Later paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 41 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Singerman 1969. By Dr. L. Philippson. Translated from the German, by Maurice Mayer. Preface by Isaac Leeser. Originally serialized in German in the ‘Allgemeine zeitung des judenthums’, simultaneously serialized in English translation in the ‘Occident’ (over the space of six months) ; printed in a "small edition of five hundred copies" (preface) . First separate appearance of an English translation of a work by Ludwig Philippson to be printed in America. This text, still quoted as the foundational work of research in the ‘political reconstruction’ of the trial of Jesus (see Trial of Jesus: Study in the Gospels and Jewish Historiography by David R. Catchpole, Brill, 1971) , lays out the following parameters, crucifixion was a Jewish form of execution, of the sources Tacitus is the best, the gospels being unreliable, Pilate sentenced Jesus as a political rebel, all messianic movements of the time were put down with uncompromising ferocity, the Jews neither persecuted nor tried Jesus, nor cried for his death. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. OCLC lists 14 copies. Very Good condition. (AMR-44-13A) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HISTOIRE MONUMENTALE DE LA VILLE DE LYON ( 6 TOMES)

      1866 - Paris,Firmin Didot/Lyon à la bibliothèque de la ville 1866. Six volumes in-folio(36x28cm). Plaisante reliure demi chagrin grenat. Dos à nerf orné d'un lion doré et portant le titre. Tome I:XVI+392 Tome II: 421p Tome III: 476p Tome IV: 204p TOME V: 102+208p TOME VI: 292p.Fac-similés hors-texte et une photographie du sénateur Vaisse; Tirage à 200 exemplaires sur beau papier; très bel exemplaire; Tome 1: 1/Antiquité 2/ Moyen-Age 3/ Commune de Lyon Tome 2: 4° époque Tome 3: 5°époque: la révolution (de 1789 à la république de 1848 Tome 4: 1/ Administration du Rhone par le sénateur Vaisse 2/ Tables Tome5: 1/ La noblesse,les fiefs et armoiries de Lyon 2/Histoire de l'église, ordres religieux,couvents.* Tome 6: 1/ Description de Lyon 2/ Communes rurales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isla de Cuba. Carta del Canal Viejo de Bahama sugeun los trabajos mas fidedignos nacionales y extranjeros.

      1866 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 630 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition. Detailed chart of the north coast of Cuba, around Cayo Romano. Of particular interest is the sheer number of depth soundings taken on the Grand Bahama Banks, the shallow limestone platforms so dangerous to shipping. The lighthouses are marked with colour.

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        Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China. With a Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route. [Two Volumes]

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1866. First edition. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front boards, spines ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers. Spines sunned, heads with small chips and tears, splits to endpapers at hinges repaired but a bit tender, small institutional bookplate to front pastedowns, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, light foxing on maps, one with a ragged margin from a misfold, otherwise leaves clean and unopened (uncut); a good+ or better set. 8vo. Illus with 1 engraved plate, 5 color maps (on 3 folding sheets), and 8 in-text illustrations. Vol. I containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30, and letters and reports from missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338, in English translation. With a list of 'illustrations from drawings by the author'. This and the following item have continuous main pagination. The supplementary material includes the 1866 annual report. Vol. II: Contemporary notices of Cathay under the Mongols, from Rashiduddin; Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay and of Asiatic trade in the fourteenth century; Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel; Ibn Batt'ta's travels in Bengal and China; the journey of Benedict Goes from Agra to Cathay; all in English translation, with Latin and Italian texts of Odoric's narrative. Eberstadt notes this is the scarcest of the Hakluyt Society publications. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica 1951. Cox I: 347.

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        La libre pensée, la pensée nouvelle

      La Pensée Nouvelle,La Libre Pensée 1866 - Fort volume in folio (25 * 34 cm) contenant 'La Pensée Nouvelle' 2° année du numéro 1 au n° 52 (soit du 17 mai 1868 au 9 mai 1869), 'La Libre Pensée' du n° 1 (21 octobre 1866) et n° 9 puis du n° 11 au 19 à suivre (dernier numéro à la date du 24 février 1867), 'La Pensée Nouvelle' 1° année du n°1 (19 mai 1867) au n° 52 (10 mai 1868) moins le n°16. En 1866 Asseline et A. Regnard fondent la «Revue Encyclopédique», deux numéros verront le jour, seul le premier parut, l'édition du second fut interdit par la police. Avec l'aide de A. Coudereau, Asseline et Regnard lancent «la Libre Pensée» hebdomadaire parisien dont la gérance est assurée par E. Eudes qui sera général de la commune. Cette revue fut lancée par des Blanquistes et avec cette initiative un journal fut crée mais aussi un mot qui servira d'enseigne à tout le mouvement anticlérical et antireligieux. Cette parution fut un scandale et la revue ne paraît que pendant 19 semaines. En 1867, après « La Libre pensée»Louis Asseline fonde «la pensée nouvelle » (pour lui synonyme de «libre pensée») qui subsiste jusqu'en 1870 (une longue existence pour cette époque ?), le but de cette revue sera de propager la doctrine du matérialisme scientifique. L'édition est assurée par Asseline, Coudereau, A. Lefevre et Paul Lacombe. Ce journal continue la lutte contre les « adversaires naturels» du matérialisme, à savoir, «l'armée cléricale et le camp métaphysique». Au bout de deux ans la rédaction supprime le journal pour se consacrer à la direction philosophique de «L'encyclopédie générale» (1869-1871). ; bon état général, mérite une reliure. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Holly's Country Seats: Containing Lithographic Designs For Cottages, Villas, Mansions, Etc., With Their Accompanying Outbuildings; Also, Country Churches, City Buildings, Railway Stations, Etc, Etc.

      D. Appleton and Company, NY 1866 - 171 pages. 25 x 20 cm. Thirty-six tinted lithographic plates. KARPEL B345. "Although this book was actually written in 1861, publication was delayed by the outbreak of the Civil War. It is a work of some importance as the first American pattern book to include a design for a railway depot. The remainder of the designs (remodeled old colonial, Swiss chalet, Mansard, Jacobean Gothic) herald the next phase of nineteenth-century style, picturesque synthetic eclecticism." HITCHCOCK 599. Small owner stamp inside front cover paste down. Bright, fresh copy, plates and text clean, slight toning in a few margins of former, backstrip nicked head and foot. Orig. green publisher's cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, cover fillets in blind. Very good/near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANNALI DELLA GIURISPRUDENZA ITALIANA. Raccolta generale delle decisioni delle Corti di Cassazione e d'Appello in materia, civile, criminale, commerciale, di diritto pubblico e amministrativo, e di procedura penale. Compilata per cura di una Società di Magistrati, Professori di diritto, e Giureconsulti del Regno.

      Tipografia di Luigi NiccolaiDisponibile un'ampia raccolta composta da 49 volumi, dall'anno I (1866 - 1867) all'anno XXXVI (1902). Ogni annata è suddivisa in sei parti, ciascuna con numerazione propria: "Decisioni in materia civile della Corte di Cassazione; Decisioni in materia penale della Corte di Cassazione; Giurisprudenza speciale della Corte di Cassazione di Roma; Corti d'Appello; Rivista di legislazione e giurisprudenza; Indici". Le annate dal 1866 al 1884 sono rilegate in due volumi, le succesive in unico volume. Disponibili: 1866 - 1867 (anno I, pg.1696 complessive); 1868 (pg.1588); 1869 (pg.1692); 1870 (pg.1700); 1871 (pg.1668); 1872 (pg.1676); 1873 (pg.1672); 1874 (pg.1676); 1875 (pg.1776); 1876 (pg.1696); 1877 (pg.1680); 1878 (pg.1680); 1879 (pg.1696); 1880 (pg.1680); 1881 (pg.1504); 1882 (pg.1580); 1883 (pg.1660); 1884 (pg.1660). 1892 (anno XXVI, pg.1816); 1893 (pg.1684); 1894 (pg.1684); 1895 (pg.1692); 1896 (pg.1676, da rilegare); 1897 (pg.1680); 1898 (pg.1676); 1899 (pg.1684); 1900 (pg.1728); 1901 (pg.1668); 1902 (pg.1672). Sono uniti due volumi contenenti le "Tavole dodecennali dall'anno 1866 - 1867 all'anno 1878" (pg.2264 complessive). Buone legature coeve in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi a quattro nervature. Dorsi trattati con trasparente protettivo.

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        O rode knjazej Jusupovych, sobranije zizneopisanij ich, gramot i pisem k nim rossijskich gosudarej, s XVI do poloviny XIX veka v drugich familnych bumag, s prisovokuplenijem pokolennoj Rossii predkov knjazej Jusupovych s XIV-vo veka. Cast pervaja. Erster Teil mit gefalt. Stammbaum vom Geschlecht Jusupow im Anhang.

      Petersburg 1866 - OPBd., VIII, 191 S., VI., Beilage, kl. 4°. Exemplar etwas berieben und bestoßen. Oberfläche des Umschlages etwas beschmutzt; Beide Decken mit kleinem Verlust auf Rändern u. Rückenbereich eingerissen. Gefalt. Tafel minimal löcherlich u. beschmutzt. Seiten stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, bzw. wasserrandig, sonst schönes u. seltenes Exemplar. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: ru [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brand. Et dramatisk Digt.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1866. 271 s. Eksemplar indbundet i let slidt samtidigt halvlaeder med guldtryk pa ryggen. Sidte side repareret. * This was not published in decorated cloth..

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        TA., Ansicht mit kämpfenden Preussen, "Gefecht bei Trautenau am 23 Juni 1866".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte b. J. Rossi, 1866, 36 x 45,5.

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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 - 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 First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and 14 tipped in original photographs. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRE DE JEHAN FOUCQUET: HEURES DE MAISTRE ESTIENNE CHEVALIER

      Paris, France: L. Curmer, 1866. half leather, decorated paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 4to. half leather, decorated paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. variously paginated. 2 volumes in one. Text in French. Vicaire 766-7; L. Carteret, Le Trésor de Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne 1801-1875 Vol. III (Paris: L. Carteret, 1927), 244-5. Specimen copy in one volume. Published as a two-volume set. Miniature paintings of Foucquet in the Book of Hours of Estienne Chevalier. Foucquet (ca. 1425-ca. 1478) was court artist to Charles VII and Louis XI. Chevalier (ca. 1410-1474) was a civil servant of those two kings who had commissioned two of Foucquet's major works. Volume I with 46, miniatures, including frontispiece, illuminated in gold and colors. Portions of text within variegated color borders selected from various manuscripts. Volume II with treatises and explanations and black and white illustrations. Portions of text within variegated borders. Lacks list of subscribers and list of Foucquet's works in published edition. Top and bottom portions of spine missing. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Front inside hinge broken. Front endpapers chipped at edge.

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        Texas (with inset maps of the Plan of Galveston Bay and Plan of Sabine Lake)

      1866 - Art Source International is proud to offer this map of Texas (with inset maps of the Plan of Galveston Bay and Plan of Sabine Lake) from the 1866 edition of Colton's General Atlas. Colton atlases, especially those from the late 1860's, have become increasingly difficult to find. This highly detailed map is distinguished by its hand coloring and signature 3/4" border. Counties, cities and towns, railroads, and various geographic features are shown on this map.

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        Kurze Anleitung zur Obstkultur. Als Leitfaden bei Vorträgen über Obstbau an Seminaren, Pomologischen und Gartenbau-Institutionen, Landwirtschaftlichen Lehranstalten und Forstbildungsschulen, wie auch zum Selbstunterricht.

      . Ravensburg: Dorn'chen, 1866. With 4 folding lithographic plates. VI + 94 pp. Contemporary half calf..

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        ANNALI DELLA GIURISPRUDENZA ITALIANA. Raccolta generale delle decisioni delle Corti di Cassazione e d'Appello in materia, civile, criminale, commerciale, di diritto pubblico e amministrativo, e di procedura penale. Compilata per cura di una Società di Magistrati, Professori di diritto, e Giureconsulti del Regno. 1866-1902.

      Tipografia di Luigi Niccolai, Firenze - Disponibile un'ampia raccolta composta da 49 volumi, dall'anno I (1866-1867) all'anno XXXVI (1902). Ogni annata è suddivisa in sei parti, ciascuna con numerazione propria: "Decisioni in materia civile della Corte di Cassazione; Decisioni in materia penale della Corte di Cassazione; Giurisprudenza speciale della Corte di Cassazione di Roma; Corti d'Appello; Rivista di legislazione e giurisprudenza; Indici". Le annate dal 1866 al 1884 sono rilegate in due volumi, le succesive in unico volume. Disponibili: 1866-1867 (anno I, pg.1696 complessive); 1868 (pg.1588); 1869 (pg.1692); 1870 (pg.1700); 1871 (pg.1668); 1872 (pg.1676); 1873 (pg.1672); 1874 (pg.1676); 1875 (pg.1776); 1876 (pg.1696); 1877 (pg.1680); 1878 (pg.1680); 1879 (pg.1696); 1880 (pg.1680); 1881 (pg.1504); 1882 (pg.1580); 1883 (pg.1660); 1884 (pg.1660). 1892 (anno XXVI, pg.1816); 1893 (pg.1684); 1894 (pg.1684); 1895 (pg.1692); 1896 (pg.1676, da rilegare); 1897 (pg.1680); 1898 (pg.1676); 1899 (pg.1684); 1900 (pg.1728); 1901 (pg.1668); 1902 (pg.1672). Sono uniti due volumi contenenti le "Tavole dodecennali dall'anno 1866-1867 all'anno 1878" (pg.2264 complessive). Buone legature coeve in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi a quattro nervature. Dorsi trattati con trasparente protettivo. 64000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Atmotic Ship by the Hon. W. Bland, M.L.C

      Sydney: David Mason, printer, 1866. Single printed sheet measuring 570 x 445 mm., split at folds with slight loss of text (now carefully repaired and backed upon linen), a few tape-marks, good condition overall. Pioneering airship design in nineteenth century Sydney. Rare Sydney broadside promoting the 'Atmotic Ship' - an early steam driven airship designed to carry passengers.The Atmotic ship was the inspiration of Sydney surgeon and parliamentarian William Bland (1789-1868), who began his long and varied career as a naval surgeon. A duel in Bombay brought Bland to Australia in chains; here he gained some prominence as a vocal emancipist and effervescent member of the Sydney Town community. Throughout his life, Bland championed civil freedoms and worked extensively in the interests of the poor and disadvantaged.The Atmotic ship is essentially a self-propelled balloon fitted with a large deck capable of holding numerous passengers. It was to be driven by steam powered propellers and controlled with a simple steering apparatus. In this broadside, printed some 15 years after Bland patented his invention, the Atmotic ship is described and illustrated with four detailed plans. Various practical hazards and obstacles are broached, including the danger of the inflammable gas balloon exploding, and the alarming risk of lighting striking the vessel. On a more abstract plane, Bland discusses the possibility of 'barbarous nations of the earth' overwhelming the civilized world using fleets of Atmotic ships, but ultimately decides this risk is an acceptable price of progress.Possible uses for the Atmotic ship include astronomy, delivery of long-distance post, safe carriage of gold and gemstones, as well as exploring the interior of Australia and other inaccessible regions.This broadside is rare, copies are held in three institutional collections including the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library.

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        Recueil de sculptures gothiques. Dessinées et gravées à l?eau-forte d?après les plus beaux monuments construits en France depuis le onzième jusqu?au quinzième siècle par L. Adams. (1. und 2. Band mit zus. 192 Taf.; komplett).

      Paris, A. Morel, Bd. 1: 1866; Bd. 2. o. J. (ca. 1866) - 4°, jeweils Titel-Doppelblatt, 192 gestochene Taf. (Bd. 1: Taf. Nr. 1 - 100: Bd. 2: Taf. Nr. 101 - 192), Lose Bl. in Priv.-Lwd.-Mappe mit aufgezogenem Vorderdeckel der Orig.-Broschur, Bibliotheksexemplar (Rückenschild, Stempel a. Vorderdeckel und Titelblatt, Schildchen a. Innendeckel, die Tafeln jeweils mit kleinem Stempel am Steg); Tafeln min. staubrandig und mit Titelvermerk in Bleistift am Rand; allg. gutes Ex. 4100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] Poems

      London: E. Moxon & Co., 1866. Ful caf binding wih elaborate and bold gilt stampled Arts & Crafts binding composed of heart and vine pattern with clusters gilt stippling on front cover, similar gilt motif and lettering on spine. 376p. A.E.G. An early edition of the famous Moxon Tennyson with superb wood engravings throughout by D. G. Rossetti, Millais, Hunt and other Pre-Raphaelite artist. Corners and spine slightly worn, foxing present as often found with this title. Still a very tight and pleasing presentation for these exqusite illustrations.

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        Wives and Daughters

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. First edition. Publisher's maroon pebbled cloth. First American editiion preceding the English issuance by only a few days. 258pp, 2pp adv. 16 superb wood-engraved illustrations by George Du Maurier. Spine with a minor marginal tears, corners worn, but a tight, very good copy with an uncommonly clean and bright interior. Unusually seen thus, without large amounts of foxing.

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        Die Anomalien der Refraction und Accommodation des Auges.

      - Deutsche Originalausgabe unter Mitwirkung des Verfassers hrsg. von Dr. Otto Becker. - Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1866, 8°, X, 544 pp., mit 193 Holzschnitten, 1 gefalt. lith. Tafel, Halbledereinband d.Zt.; frisches Exemplar. First German Edition! - Franz Cornelius Donders (1818-1889), probably the greatest Dutch physician of the nineteenth century and one of the finest ophthalmologists of any era, Donders was professor on the Utrecht faculty from 1848 until his death. His great work on the Anomalies of Refraction and Accommodation, which was written originally in Dutch, the manuscript translated into English. and published for the New Sydenham Society in 1864. As a contribution to physiological optics, this book ranks with the labors of Helmholtz. Donders' work has been the main source of knowledge on the improvement of disorders of vision by spectacles up to the time of Gullstrand. It contains Donder's explanations of astigmatism, his definition of aphakia and hypermetropia, his sharp distinctions between myopia and hypermetropia, etc.' - "Enthält in klarer, bündiger und tiefgründlicher Darstellungsweise die ganze Summe unsrer gegenwärtigen Kenntnisse über die physiologischen und pathologischen Refraktions- und Akkommodations-Verhältnisse des menschlichen Auges" W. Zehender. - " . ein Buch, das aus Theorie und Praxis zusammenfließend sich auf zahlreiche neuartige Beobachtungen am Kranken stütze und entsprechend Methoden zur Untersuchung brachte. Doners gilt als Neubegründer der Dioptrik. Er schuf klare Begriffe über das Schielen, über Konvergenz, Akkommodation usw., er gab die wichtigsten Grundlagen zum Ausbau der modernen Brillenlehre und veranlaßte so die Augenärzte, die Brillenverordnung selber in die Hand zu nehmen und sie nicht mehr den herumziehenden Brillenhändler zu überlassen. Auch ein Schritt zur Emanzipation unseres Faches! " Alfred Bader, Entwicklung der Augenheilkunde (1933), p.58 - Franz Cornelis Donders, Physiologe und Ophthalmologe, war zuerst Militärarzt und Lektor anatomiae und physioliae an der Utrechter militärärztlichen Reichschule, seit 1848 außerordentlicher und von 1852 an ordentlicher Professor der Physiologie in Utrecht. Daneben hatte er eine sehr ausgedehnte theoretische und praktische Tätigkeit auf dem Gebiet der Augenheilkunde. Nach ihm wurde genannt: "Donders'sches Glaukom" d.h. fortschreitende Abnahme des Sehvermögens bis zur Erblindung unter Hartwerden des Bulbus und zunehmender Exkavation der Pupille ohne akuten Anfall. Aus dem Gebiet der Physiologie : "Donders'scher Druck", "Donders'sches Gesetz", und "Donders'scher Versuch". Aus dem Gebiet der Anatomie: "Donders'sche Magengrübchen" . - - Garrison & Morton No. 5893 (1st engl. Ed.); Garrison, Hist. Med., 4th ed., p. 611; Bibl. Waller 2521. Hirsch II, 204; Hirschberg VI, 1040, pp.180-185 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] Poems

      London: E. Moxon & Co., 1866. Ful caf binding wih elaborate and bold gilt stampled Arts & Crafts binding composed of heart and vine pattern with clusters gilt stippling on front cover, similar gilt motif and lettering on spine. 376p. A.E.G. An early edition of the famous Moxon Tennyson with superb wood engravings throughout by D. G. Rossetti, Millais, Hunt and other Pre-Raphaelite artist. Corners and spine slightly worn, foxing present as often found with this title. Still a very tight and pleasing presentation for these exqusite illustrations.

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        A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866 First edition, first printing. One of 1546 copies printed. Original publisher's green C cloth, binding A (priority not determined). Near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, a hint of rubbing, spine tender inside the covers, otherwise sturdy and intact binding, bright and clean pages. Overall, a bright and attractive copy, scarce in such fine condition. BAL 20117 In addition to "A Yankee in Canada," this volume contains the first book publications of Thoreau's essays "Civil Disobedience" and "Life Without Principle;" each essay had been previously published serially in different literary magazines. The titular essay is based on Thoreau's 1850 trip to Canada. In the same year, the American Fugitive Slave Law was passed, igniting a wave of abolitionism in New England. This volume includes Thoreau's defense of John Brown, first delivered as a speech in 1859, which is indicative of Thoreau's leadership of the abolitionist movement in New England and his radical support for John Brown before his execution. A Yankee in Canada contains "Prayers" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was also living in New England in the mid-1800s and whom Thoreau encouraged to support the abolitionist movement. Published posthumously, A Yankee in Canada united Thoreau's moral theories about humanism, individualism, and naturalism.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Bhotan and the story of the Dooar War including sketches of a three months' residence in the Himalayas, and narrative of a visit to Bhotan in May 1865.

      Murray London 1866 - First edition. 8vo., xxvi, 408pp., vignette to title, frontispiece, 3 wood-engraved plates, folding map, illustrations in text, contemporary blue polished half calf by MacLaren and MacNiven in Edinburgh, red morocco label, raised bands, marbled sides and edges, lightly faded, an excellent copy of a scarce title. Rennie's account of the war gathered whilst surgeon for the 80th regiment. "The Duoar wars were brief and eventually resolved, but at the time the intrigues, fears and dogmatic attitudes combined to be a great threat to peace in the region. Raids by rough elements and some warlords in the east of Bhutan initiated a series of military expeditions into Bhutan by the British. Intractable negotiations, pursued under less than ideal conditions, created mistrust and forced the mission of Ashley Eden to be humiliated and leave in fear of their lives". Yakushi R179. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rudiments of natural philosophy and astronomy: designed for the younger classes in academies And for common schools Volume I [all published]

      Yedo [i.e. Tokyo]: in the second year of Kei-ou. [1866]. 12mo, pp. viii, [9]-179; 94 woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout illustrative of philosophical experiments; original cream printed wrappers, worn and soiled, but sound; worm-tracks neatly filled in 10 internal leaves with minor loss of letters (sense remains clear), as well as in wrappers (no loss). Olmsted was professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Yale. Two parts were issued separately in the United States. I'm told only one part was ever issued in Japan. Not in OCLC.

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        Manuscript Outlining Spanish-Chinese Parameters for Cuba's Coolie Slave Trade

      Havana - Cuba, 1866. A substantial and significant signed document from the Spanish Royal Court which precludes reveals content of the forthcoming treaty which would eventually be decreed in December 1868, and which created a framework for 'coolie' slavery in Cuba. Madrid, 5 May 1866. Manuscript document by Canovas del Castillo, Spanish Royal Minister of Colonial Affairs and Overseas Territories (later Prime Minister of Spain), addressed to Francisco de Lersundi y Hormaechea, Spanish Captain General (Governor) of Cuba, who in turn signed the document upon receipt in Havana, Cuba, 3 June 1866. 8vo. 13 pages in manuscript, written double-sided on seven leafs of the minister's stationery, measuring approximately 21cm x 15,5cm. Four leafs are embossed with a government office stamp and watermarked 'Ante Serra'. Text is in Spanish. Age-toning to extremities primarily, otherwise in very good condition. Responsible for the governing of Spanish colonies, Spain's Minister of Overseas Territories Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, herein outlines provisions of the imminent treaty to be ratified in Madrid, specifically that Chinese labourers must be voluntarily conceding, not military deserters, nor caught against their will. Instructions to protect the 'colonos' who would be emigrating to the foreign countries, or Spanish colonies, in this case Cuba, include health and safety matters, fair treatment, and so forth. To ensure the continued goodwill of Chinese authorities, demonstrable efforts were made to prevent abuse and subsequent uprisings. Contractual obligations, wages, legal status, particularly for those who might remain in Cuba after completing their contracts, are mentioned as items to be specifically addressed with the official document. . Manuscript.

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        A 4pp ALS from General Charles Gordon while building the forts that guard the Thames

      "Written from Gravesend addressed to Nugent dated January 14, 1866 reads in part, ""Since I wrote, the foreign officer applied for an officer to build the Consulates in China and Japan and Corpsman has taken it. The berth will be for about two or three years. No one is around to succeed him at W. office. Division comes back next month and I expect he will succeed in J.B. - which case I so not think Jervois will stay at W. Office for he has involved himself with granite too much as to render it difficult to retract. Ward has come back, but only to complete a certain term when he will leave & go back to Australia . . . Very bad news from Olivia, although not confirmed positively, it appears they have dismissed Hart! This and other indications look as if they were indeed to give trouble to us. There are two parties in China as in Japan. The one favorable to . . . and which is the weakest, and the other unfavourable to . . . which is the strongest . . . I know no details of Hart's dismissal, it has evidently been very sudden. I did not understand his . . . paragraph unless he had some . . . The forts are in status quo and not likely to be touched. I will conclude this . . . with and will write Dr. whenever I have any news. Believe my dear Nugent Yours very sincerely, C. Gordon."" The Hart mentioned could be Sir Robert Hart who was appointed Inspector General of China's Imperial Maritime Custom Service to collect customs duties for the Chinese Government. General Gordon lived in Gravesend during the construction of the Thames forts. For six years he devoted himself to the welfare of the towns poor boys, establishing a Sunday school and providing food and clothes for them from his Army wage. In command of the Royal Engineers from 1865-71, he was responsible for the forts that guard the Thames downstream from Gravesend, New Tavern Fort in the town, Shornemead Fort on the south bank, and Coalhouse Fort on the north. Lt. Col. William Drummond Jervois R.E Jervois joined the army in 1839, and was educated and commissioned as a Royal Engineer. After service in South Africa, he became an expert on land-based fortifications of cities against naval attack, and proposed several options for a ring of defenses around London. In 1864-1865, he reviewed fortifications in Canada, submitting what became a politically controversial report that stated that the Great Lakes and Upper Canada were not defensible. Later in his career, he became governor of several colonies-the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore and Malacca), South Australia, and then New Zealand. The letter is most likely addressed to Lt. C. Nugent who led the 7th Company of Sappers and Miners."

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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. Erste Ausgabe. 2 Bände. 23 x 16 cm. XXX, 395; IX, [3], 384 Seiten. Mit Doppelportrait-Frontispiz, zwei farbig lithographierten Karten (davon eine Faltkarte) einem farbigen Frontispiz zu Band 2, 12 s/w Tafeln und 23 Textabbildungen. Illustriertes grünes Original-Ganzleinen mit Goldprägung auf den Vorderdeckeln und den Rücken. Einbände etwas bestossen und berieben. Private Namensstempel auf Vorsätzen und Frontispizen (Rückseite).. Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Reiseberichtes zur Entdeckung der Nilquelle in den schönen Originaleinbänden. Band 1 im hinteren Innendeckel mit kleinem Buchbinderetikett "Bound by/ Burn/ 37 & 38/ Kirby St./". One of the great classics in travel literature in the first edition, preserved in the original bindings by Burn with his label at the end of vol I. "Three English parties, and only three, have at various periods started upon this obscure mission: each has gained its end. Bruce won the source of the Blue Nile; Speke and Grant won the Victoria source of the great White Nile; and I have been permitted to succeed in completing the Nile Sources by the discovery of the great reservoir of the equatorial waters, the ALBERT N'YANZA, from which the river issues as the entire White Nile." (preface).

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        Klinik der Krankheiten des Kehlkopfes und der Luftröhre. + Atlas zur Klinik der Kehlkopfkrankheiten.

      . Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1866, 8°, XII, 582 pp., 260 Abb., 1 gefalt. Taf.; (4), 24 chromlith. Tafeln von Anton Elfinger und Carl Heitzmann; 2 Halbleinenbände der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe! - Ludwig Tuerck , "zu Wien, berühmter Neurolog und Laryngolog, geb. daselbst 22. Juli 1810, erlangte 1836 dort auch die Doktorwürde, widmete sich bereits als Sekundärarzt (1840) mit allem Eifer der Anat. und Pathol. des Nervensystems und publizierte als Frucht seiner Studien die "Abhandlung über Spinalirritation nach eigenen, grösstentheils im Wiener allg. Krankenhause angestellten Beobbachtungen" (Wien 1843). 1844 unternahm er eine Studienreise nach Paris und publizierte: "Ph. Ricord's Lehre von der Syphilis. Nach dessen klin. Vorträgen dargestellt" (Ib. 1846). In der für ihn von seinem Gönner Baron Tuerkheim im allgem. Krankenhause geschaffenen Abteilung für Nervenleidende, in welcher er als ordin. Arzt 13 Jahre lang wirkte, begründete er seinen wissenschaftl. Ruf, wurde jedoch erst 1857 zum Primararzt ernannt; er lieferte aber in dieser Zeit zahlreiche, sehr geschätzte Arbeiten, besonders in den Sitzungsber. der Akad. der Wiss., mathem.-naturwiss. Klasse. Ein Verzeichnis derselben ist in dem älteren Lexikon enthalten. 1857 begannen seine laryngoskop. Studien, die ihn von da an ausschliesslich beschäftigten. Wenn ihm auch nicht die Erfindung des Kehlkopfspiegels zu danken ist, so doch jedenfalls die prakt. Verwendung desselben für diagnostische und operative Zwecke, sodass die Geschichte der Laryngoskopie für immer an seinen Namen anzuknüpfen ist, nachdem er 1857 zum erstenmale mit Hilfe seines Kehlkopfspiegels dem Prof. Ludwig das Kehlkopfinnere eines Patienten seiner Abteilung gezeigt hatte. Alle seine bedeutenden Entdeckungen, Erfindungen und Verbesserungen auf jenem Gebiete publizierte er zuerst in der "A. W. m. Z.", hielt seit 1860 ununterbrochen Vorträge über Laryngoskopie und veröffentlichte: "Praktische Anleitung zur Laryngoskopie&quote;" (Wien 1860, mit 1 Taf.). 1861 verlieh ihm die Pariser Acad. des sc. einen Monthyon-Preis von 1200 Frcs., 1864 wurde er zum Prof. ord. ernannt und erschienen dann noch seine Hauptwerke: "Klinik der Krankheiten des Kehlkopfes und der Luftröhre u.s.w." (Ib. 1866, m. 1 Taf. und 260 Holzschn.) und &quote;Atlas dazu. In 24 chromolith. Taff. v. A. Elfinger und C. Heitzmann" (Ib. 1866). Unermüdlich wirkte er weiter bis an sein Lebensende, das, nach einem Leiden von nur wenigen Tagen, 25. Febr. 1868 eintrat. Aus seinem litter. Nachlasse, von C. Wedl zusammengestellt, erschien noch: "Ueber Hautsensibilitätsbezirke der einzelnen Rückenmarksnervenpaare" (Wien 1869; auch in den Denkschr. der k. Akad. der Wiss.). Sein Andenken wurde durch die 1868 im allgem. Krankenhause erfolgte Aufstellung seiner Büste geehrt; äussere Ehren sind ihm ausserhalb seines Berufskreises niemals zu Teil geworden." Pagel, Biograph. Lex., Sp. 1732-1734 - - On p.295 is a classic description of laryngitis sicca - "Türck's trachoma". - Garrison & Morton No.3273

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        [TWO EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF IOWA & SAUK AND FOX INDIANS FROM THE DELEGATION TO WASHINGTON]

      [Washington. Jan. 2, 1866].. Two photographs, each approximately 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Mounted to cards, 14 x 11 inches. Mounts slightly warped, one moderately soiled. Images somewhat faded. Very good. Two early photographs, taken by noted American photographer Alexander Gardner, showing the Iowa and Sauk and Fox delegation to Washington, D.C. in January of 1866. The first shows a group of four Native American chiefs, three are seated and the fourth standing. The second image depicts a Native American standing, clad in native garb and holding a long spear upright. These images follow Gardner's Civil War photos, but precede his important photographic work on the Oglala Sioux. HARPER'S WEEKLY for Jan. 27, 1866, in which there appears a reproduced engraving of the present group photograph, reads: "We give on our first page portraits of four of the Indian delegates from Nebraska. The delegation, consisting altogether of eight Indians, arrived in Washington on the evening of January 2, in company with Major J. A. Burbank, United States Indian Commissioner for the Great Nebraska Agency. There were five Indians of the Iowa tribe and three of the Sac and Fox tribe. Three of our portraits are of Iowas, namely: Lag-er- lash, or British, Too-hi, or Brier Rose, and Tar-a-kee, or Deer-ham, the two first being half-civilized, while Deer-ham represents the wild portion of the tribe. Pe-ti- o-ki-ma, or Hard-fish, is a wild representative of the Sacs and Foxes. ... The main object of the present visit is to have a 'talk' with regard to a treaty made in 1861, and to have it renewed. When they sold their lands to the Government, they understood the agreement to be that they were to receive the purchase-money in hand. The United States hold the principal, however, and the Indians are regularly paid the interest. ... But of course the enjoyment is partly the object of their visit, for an Indian considers it one of the greatest events of his life to visit Washington and see his 'Great Father,' and nothing gives him more pleasure, or makes him think himself, or be esteemed by others of his tribe, a great man, than when he can rehearse to a listening audience what he has seen and heard on his travels. They will also carry back with them new silver peace medals, a number of which are now being struck at the Philadelphia Mint." Alexander Gardner (1821-82) was one of the most important photographers of his day. Gardner gained fame through his work during the Civil War, first with Mathew Brady's studio and then as official photographer for the Army of the Potomac, when he produced several now-iconic images. After the war he became a field photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. In the 1870s he established a studio in Washington, D.C., and made contracts with William Blackmore to photograph visiting Indian delegations. The present images, however, follow on the heels of his Civil War publications, making them notably early. An image of this delegation by Gardner, in an imperial 13 by 19-inch format, realized $59,800 in May, 2006 at Cowan's Auctions. The National Anthropological Archives holds the original glass plate negatives of these images.

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        JOURNAL GENERAL DE L'INSTRUCTION PUBLIQUE ET DES COURS SCIENTIFIQUES ET LITTERAIRES, 8 VOLUMES, 1837-1866

      Le Journal Général de l'Instruction Publique 1866 - RO40091520: 7 volumes d'env. 800 pages chacun, et 1 volume d'env. 2400 pages. Dos des 7 premiers volumes parcheminés et annotés (d'époque). Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Pièces de titre sur le dos du dernier vol. (1864-66), avec titre, dates, roulettes et filets dorés. Ex-Libris illustré d'une gravure en noir et blanc (Armoiries) collé au dos du 1er plat: J. Gomez de la Cortina et Amicorum, Fallitur Hora Legendo. Dos et plats du 1er vol. (1838) abîmé. Plats frottés avec parfois de petits manques en surface. Quelques pages passées. Quelques tampons et annotations. Actes officiels. Nouvelles universitaires. Sciences. Lettres et arts. Bibliographie. Avec Tables. Vol. 7: du 2 déc. 1837 (n°39) au 29 déc. 1838 (n°152). Vol. 8: du 2 jan. 1839 (n°1) au 28 déc. 1839 (n°104). Vol. 9: du 1er jan. 1840 (n°1) au 30 déc. 1840 (n°105). Vol. 10: du 2 jan. 1841 (n°1) au 29 déc. 1841 (n°104). Vol. 11, du 1er jan. 1842 (n°1) au 31 déc. 1842 (n°105). Vol. 12: du 4 jan. 1843 (n°1) au 30 déc. 1843 (n°104). Vol. 13: du 3 jan. 1844 (n°1) au 28 déc. 1844 (n°104). Vol. 33-34-35-36, du 6 jan. 1864 (n°1) au 26 déc. 1866 (n°52). In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 370-Education [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Atmotic Ship. The Atmotic Ship by the Hon. W. Bland, M.L.C.

      David Mason, printer, Sydney 1866 - Single printed sheet measuring 570 x 445 mm., split at folds with slight loss of text (now carefully repaired and backed upon linen), a few tape-marks, good condition overall. Pioneering airship design in nineteenth century Sydney. Rare Sydney broadside promoting the 'Atmotic Ship' - an early steam driven airship designed to carry passengers.The Atmotic ship was the inspiration of Sydney surgeon and parliamentarian William Bland (1789-1868), who began his long and varied career as a naval surgeon. A duel in Bombay brought Bland to Australia in chains; here he gained some prominence as a vocal emancipist and effervescent member of the Sydney Town community. Throughout his life, Bland championed civil freedoms and worked extensively in the interests of the poor and disadvantaged.The Atmotic ship is essentially a self-propelled balloon fitted with a large deck capable of holding numerous passengers. It was to be driven by steam powered propellers and controlled with a simple steering apparatus. In this broadside, printed some 15 years after Bland patented his invention, the Atmotic ship is described and illustrated with four detailed plans. Various practical hazards and obstacles are broached, including the danger of the inflammable gas balloon exploding, and the alarming risk of lighting striking the vessel. On a more abstract plane, Bland discusses the possibility of 'barbarous nations of the earth' overwhelming the civilized world using fleets of Atmotic ships, but ultimately decides this risk is an acceptable price of progress.Possible uses for the Atmotic ship include astronomy, delivery of long-distance post, safe carriage of gold and gemstones, as well as exploring the interior of Australia and other inaccessible regions.This broadside is rare, copies are held in three institutional collections including the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library.

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        MAPA CIVIL Y MILITAR DE ESPANA Y PORTUGAL, CON LA NUEVA DIVISION EN DISTRITOS Enriquecido de los planes particulares de 34 Ciudades y puertos principales. Compuesto de 6 Pliegos y una Hoja de suplemento que contiene los Planes... por Don Alejo Donnet, Ingeniero geògrafo empleado en el Catastro Real de Francia y de la Socieda

      Editores Dauty y Malo,, 1866.. Raccolta completa di 6 carte geografiche a colori, montate su tela, che compongono i territori della Spagna e Portogallo. Ogni foglio (cm. 61 x 87) è diviso in 18 riquadri. La raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in un astuccio coevo (cm. 21,3x15,7). .

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