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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 16. III. 1866.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit der Mitteilung, daß er nun "mit möglichster Glaubwürdigkeit" in Erfahrung gebracht habe, "warum eigendlich [!] Mozart sich bewogen befunden hat, in seinen Opern 'Entführung aus dem Serail' und 'Zauberflöte' eine Querflöte zu schreiben": "In den 90er Jahren des verfloßenen Jahrhunderts befand sich am Wiener Kärntnerthortheater ein sehr renomirter Flötist, namens Göhring, welcher besonders dicke Finger hatte, und welchem die Behandlung des Piccolo's dadurch fast unmöglich wurde. Diese Persönlichkeit soll nun die Veranlassung gegeben haben, daß Mozart in den genannten beiden Opern zur leichteren Ausführung der betreffenden Nummern die sogenannte Quartflöte anstatt dem Piccolo schrieb [...]". - Franz Doppler war Erster Flötist am deutschen Theater in Pest und gehörte 1853 zusammen mit seinem Bruder Karl und dem Kollegen Erkel zu den Gründern des ersten ungarischen Symphonieorchesters. Hernach mit seinem Bruder auf Konzertreisen gehend, begegneten sie u. a. Franz Liszt und traten 1856 zusammen mit Karl Hubay, dem Vater des berühmten Geigers Jeno Hubay, in London auf. 1858 wurde Doppler Erster Flötist und Dirigent an der Wiener Hofoper, später auch Chefdirigent, blieb jedoch stets der Flöte treu.

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Köln, 8. X. 1866.. 4 SS. 8vo.. "Sie müssen schon das Loos aller meiner Freunde theilen und sich an große Nachsicht mit mir in Bezug auf Correspondenz gewöhnen. Ich habe schon zwei Briefe erhalten und aus dem letzten mit Freude erfahren, daß Sie tüchtig am Componieren sind und das hat mich eben auch angeregt, den Versuch zu wagen, Ihnen mein Opernbuch zu liefern. Nachdem ich einige Tage lang schwedische Geschichte studiert habe, bin ich bei Gustav Wasa geblieben, habe mein historisches und philologisches Gewissen alsdann beschwichtigt und den Stoff frei behandelt. Ich glaube, die Sache wird sich machen: ich habe im scenischen Entwurf 3 Akte fertig und für den 4ten (und letzten) auch schon das Nöthige in petto. Ich muss aber Gustav zum Tenor machen, denn eine Episode mit einem anderen Tenor, der jedenfalls eine untergeordnete Rolle spielen würde, behagt mir nicht [ ]". - Bischoff war Sohn eines Cellisten, studierte in Berlin Philologie und arbeitete nach seiner Teilnahme an den Kriegen von 1813-15 als Lehrer in der Schweiz und in Berlin. 1823-49 war er Direktor des Gymnasiums in Wesel und beschäftigte sich mit Musiktheorie. 1849 siedelte er nach Köln über, gründete dort die "(Nieder-)Rheinische Musikzeitung" und schrieb für die "Kölnische Zeitung". Neben zahlreichen Musikkritiken verfaßte er Militärberichte sowie ein Opernlibretto.

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        HISTORIA DEL SAQUEO DE CADIZ POR LOS INGLESES EN 1596. Publicase con otras relaciones contemporáneas.

      Revista Médica, Cádiz 1866 - Materia:Libro antiguo de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Historia - Historia de España. Publicación: Cádiz, Revista Médica, 1866. Descripción: 4º menor (23 cm). 4 h. vi, [65 p.] 165 p. 7 láminas. Encuadernación en holandesa piel nueva con nervios y dorados en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Muy buen estado. Papel y láminas muy limpias. Revisado completo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorials of the Tower of London. by Lieut. -Gen. Lord De Ros

      Very impressively illustrated with a series of steel-engraved (folding) plates and plans. Additional portrait engraving to the title. 19cm. Subjects: Tower of London (London, England) . Very good copy in the original half morocco over marble boards. Raised bands, gilt cross-bands and gilt-blocked titles. Spine bands very slightly rubbed as with age. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example of a scarce edition. 1 Kg. 298 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich der Grosse. Romantisches Lebensbild (vier Bände, zusammen gebunden in einem Buch)

      Berlin: Verlag von Werner Große [1866 - 1868]. Privater Hableineneinband (21,5 x 14,5 cm) , 288 + 336 + 223 + 110 Seiten in einem Buch. Buchdeckel berieben. Privates Rückenschild deutlich fehlstellig. Bindung und Buchblock intakt. Gutes Exemplar..

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        Les réfractaires

      First Edition. Beautiful and rare example, quasi-free foxing, well complete catalog editor-in fine. A. Faure Paris 1866 12x19cm broché

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        Les épaves

      Original edition in large part, one of 250 numbered copies on Holland, one draw with 10 China.Bound in full black morocco, spine with five nerves adorned with triple boxes stamped cold day golden tail, golden wheels on the caps, framing a set of nets quintuple cold stamped on covers, gilt fillet on turns, wide gold lace and gilt double in coaching contreplats, guards handmade paper, rare covers and backs kept silent, all gilded, elegant binding signed by Devauchelle.Our copy is full of his beautiful frontispiece by Felicien Rops shot China.This collection, a rare and highly sought (see Clouzot), includes 6 pieces convicted of "Flowers of Evil" along with 17 new poems.Superb specimen set in a perfect binding of the twentieth century Jansenist. (Poulet-Malassis) Amsterdam (Paris) 1866 12,5x19cm relié

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        Denver, City of the Plains

      A. E. Mathews, New York 1866 - Tinted lithograph. From Pencil Sketches of Colorado, Its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery by A. E. Mathews. 1862. A. E. Mathews, Del. Lith. by J. Bien, N. Y. Sheet size: 13 1/8 x 19 1/8".

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        En Amérique. Journal de voyage. Extrait du Magasin littéraire et scientifique

      Typographie S. Leliaert, A. Siffer & Cie, Gand 1866 - 346 p. Couverture originales conservées. Cote et ex libris. Reliure fendue aux mors, coin renfoncé. Extrêmement rare, un seul exemplaire selon Worldcat à la Bavarian State Library (BSB). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on Logic, Or, the Laws of Pure Thought

      Cambridge - Sever and Francis, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Bowen's nineteenth-century studyof Logic. Fourth Edition. 'Comprising both the Aristotelic and Hamiltonian analyses of logical forms, and some chapters of applied logic'. Francis Bowen (September 8 1811 January 22 1890) was an American philosopher, writer and educationalist. He was formerly Alford Professor of Moral Philosophy at Harvard College. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Some splitting to the cloth of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Some scattered foxing. Tidemarks to the pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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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..

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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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        Crown Cases Reserved For Consideration and Decided by the Judges of England

      STEVENS & SONS, LONDON 1866 - From Hilary Term, 1861 to Trinity Term, 1865. Cover: half-binding with marble boards; re-taped spine in very good conditon; title on spine; book, shelf, edge-wear, rubs, corner wear, light discoloration. Rubber stamp name/address of previous owner on the front paste-down page and free end paper. Previous owner's ink signature and date/1881) on the title page. Otherwise, in very good condition for the age. DATE PUBLISHED: 1866 EDITION: 672 [Attributes: 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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