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

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

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        Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865

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

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        A Field Glass

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

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        The Works of Professor Wilson of The University of Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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        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" (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 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. 1732-1734On p.295 is a classic description of laryngitis sicca - "Türck's trachoma". Garrison & Morton No.3273

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        Oeuvres complètes publiées et inédites [41 volumes]

      Chez l'Auteur, 1866. 41 volumes. Reliures de l'époque demi-basane rouge cerise, dos lisses ornés de filets, à froid, dorés et de roulettes dorés. Reliures frottées. Deuxième et 26e tome en l'état. Troisième tome, manque au coin de tête du 2e plat. Tome 1 : Lamartine par émile Chasles ; Préface générale ; Premières méditations ; Secondes Méditations ; Troisièmes Méditations - T. 2 : La mort de Socrate ; Le dernier chant du pèlerinage d'Harold ; Harmonies poétiques et religieuses - T. 3 : Secondes harmonies poétiques et religieuses ; Contre la peine de mort ; épître à M. de Lamartine ; Réponse de M. Reboul ; Ode à M. A. de Lamartine ; Saül ; Chant du sacre ; La chute du Rhin ; une jeune fille ; Réflexion - T. 4 : Jocelyn - T. 5 : épîtres et poésies diverses ; Recueillements poétiques ; L'avenir politique en 1837 ; A M. de Lamartine, sur son voyage en Orient, en 1833 - T. 6 ; T. 7 ; T. 8 : Voyage en Orient - T. 9 ; T. 10 ; T. 11 ; T. 12 ;T. 13 ; T. 14 : Histoire des Girondins - T. 15 : Critiques de l'histoire des Girondins ; Pièces justificatives ; Deuxièmes pièces justificatives - T.16 : La chute d'un ange - T. 17 ; 18 ; 19 ; 20 ; 21 ; 22 : Histoire de la Restauration - T. 23 ; 24 ; 25 ; 26 ; 27 ; 28 : Histoire de la Turquie - T. 29 : Confidences ; Graziella ; Nouvelles confidences - T. 30 : Nouvelles confidences ; Geneviève - T. 31 : Histoire de la Russie - T. 32 : Toussaint Louverture ; De l'émancipation des esclaves ; Raphaël ; Le Tailleur de pierre de Saint-Point - T. 33 : Nouveau voyage en Orient - T. 34 ; 35 ; 36 : Vie des hommes illustres - T. 37 ; 38 ; 39 ; 40 : Mémoires politiques - T. 41 : Fior d'Aliza.

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        Recherches expérimentales pour servir à l'histoire de la vitalité propre des tissus animaux (Envoi autographe de Paul Bert à la veuve de Pierre Gratiolet à qui cette thèse était dédiée)

      P., Martinet, 1866 - Edition en librairie de la thèse de doctorat en Sciences naturelles présentée par Paul Bert à la Faculté pour obtenir le titre de Docteur ès Sciences naturelles. (Paul Bert qui passa également le doctorat de médecine était le préparateur de Claude Bernard au Collège de France et certainement l'un de ses meilleurs élèves). [2]-96 pages et deux planches hors-texte. Cette édition en librairie est paradoxalement plus recherchée à cause des nombreuses coquilles typographiques qui émaillait la thèse. "From 1863 to 1866 BERT was the student and préparateur of Claude Bernard at the Collège de France. In 1866 he was awarded the doctorate in natural sciences with the thesis De la vitalité propre des tissus animaux. He published important monographs on animal transplantation and the vitality of tissues. Bert's investigation of the specific vitality of animal tissues was a pure environmental study. He used the transplantation technique as a means of examining the vital resistance of organs and tissues. Isolated tails of rats were exposed to different temperatures and humidities, and to various gases and chemical agents. After these exposures the tails were transplanted under the skins of rats. The transplantation reestablished a physiological internal milieu and made it possible to test the survival of the tail tissues after they had been subjected to various changes of environment. Bert emphasized that the cells and tissues lived their own lives, growing and differentiating independently of any superior vital force as long as they were in a suitable milieu.". (DSB II p. 61). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Hudsons Bay Company its Positions and Prospects The Substance of an Address Delivered at a Meeting of the Shareholders in the London Tavern on the 24th January 1866

      Second Thousand. Folding map, printed in colour. 8vo. Original green printed wrappers, a little soiled. iv,77pp. [1pp. Notice to Shareholders]. London, Edward Stanford & A. H. Baily,

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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. Fourth edition, with additions and corrections. (Eighth Thousand). Octavo. Original green diagonal-wave-grain cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, covers blocked in blind, black coated endpapers, Freeman's variant c (no priority). Folding diagram at p. 130. Ownership inscription to front endpapers and title page, ownership blind stamp to half-title. Spine professionally refurbished and relined. Spine gently rolled, wear to tips, small bump to upper outer corner of front cover, edges dust toned, short scratch to front pastedown; a very good copy. Fourth edition of "the most important biological book ever written". "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). This copy with the ownership inscription in pencil on the front free endpaper verso of Dr Perry W. Gilbert (1912–2000), the pioneering anatomist and marine biologist. Gilbert is most remembered for his work on the anatomy and evolutionary development of sharks.

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Beschießung der Veste Marienberg im Jahre 1866; im Vordergrund die bayerische Artillerie 8'Beschiessung der Veste Marienburg in Würzburg').

      - getönte Lithographie b. W. Loeillot in Berlin, um 1866, 28 x 37,5 Brod-Mälzer; Würzburg, Bilder einer alten Stadt, K 173. - Perfekter breitrandiger Zustand!

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        The Alps of Hannibal.

      London: Macmillan and Co., , 1866. 2 volumes in 1, octavo (216 x 135 mm). Later 19th-century tan calf prize-binding (the prize plate dated 1871-2), raised bands hatched in gilt to spine, brown morocco label to second, remaining compartments gilt tooled with floral devices, twin fillet borders gilt so covers, laurel wreaths enclosing text in Latin (front) and Greek (back) to boards, marbled edges and endpapers. 2 folding maps. Edinburgh Academy prize plate to the front pastedown. Light spotting to prelims and maps, very occasionally elsewhere. A very good copy. First edition. This book was the product of a lengthy and ill-tempered dispute between Law (1786–1869), a distinguished judge and bankruptcy commissioner, and Robert Ellis (1819/20-1885), a classical scholar. Ellis surveyed the Alpine passes in 1852 and 1853, concluding that Little Mount Censis was Hannibal's route, a theory which Law sharply attacked in three pamphlets (1855-6) before issuing this two-volume riposte, which argued that Hannibal was most likely to have crossed Little St Bernard, which was originally proposed by General Robert Melville (1723-1809) on the basis of the Roman historian, Polybius. Ellis published another work in response the following year, entitled An Enquiry into the Ancient Routes between Italy and Gaul. Neither theory is now believed to be correct. The book appears to have been a popular choice for Scottish school and university prizes: we have handled one other copy, in a prize binding for the University of Glasgow.

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        The geographical distribution of mammals

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

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        A Yankee In Canada With Anti-Slavery And Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1866. First Edition. Very near fine with an expertly rebacked spine with the original back strip laid-down with all of the original gilt text. The boards are covered with the original, wavy brown cloth with blind embossed borders and blind stamped wreath on both boards. This is the "A" binding as defined by BAL. A 12mo of 7 by 4 1/2 inches with the front and rear hinges professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue and preserving the original end sheets. The contents are clean and bright with no staining, foxing or tanning and with no prior ownership markings of any kind. Housed in a fine black paper covered slip case. The first 78 pages are devoted to A Yankee In Canada. That text if followed by 286 pages of text cover Thoreau's essays on Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers. One of only 1,546 copies printed. (BAL, 20116; Borst, A.7.1a)

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        Les travailleurs de la mer

      - Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, Paris & Bruxelles & Leipzig & Livourne 1866, 14,5x22cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale su carta e la corrente senza menzione. Leganti mezzo verde abeti dolore, indietro con quattro nervi decorati con fili neri e oro precipitò con alcune lievi tracce di minore attrito, graffi sulle ganasce, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, leganti del tempo. Due piccole macchie di inchiostro verdi ai margini del primo volume. Bellissimo esemplare praticamente liberi di lentiggini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant et sans mention. Reliures en demi chagrin vert sapins, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de filets noirs et de pointillés dorés, dos comportant quelques légères traces de frottements sans gravité, éraflures sur les mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque. Deux petites taches d'encre verte sur la tranche du premier volume. Bel exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur.

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        The Alps of Hannibal.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1866 - 2 volumes in 1, octavo (216 x 135 mm). Later 19th-century tan calf prize-binding (the prize plate dated 1871-2), raised bands hatched in gilt to spine, brown morocco label to second, remaining compartments gilt tooled with floral devices, twin fillet borders gilt so covers, laurel wreaths enclosing text in Latin (front) and Greek (back) to boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Edinburgh Academy prize plate to the front pastedown. Light spotting to prelims and maps, very occasionally elsewhere. A very good copy. 2 folding maps. First edition. This book was the product of a lengthy and ill-tempered dispute between Law (1786–1869), a distinguished judge and bankruptcy commissioner, and Robert Ellis (1819/20-1885), a classical scholar. Ellis surveyed the Alpine passes in 1852 and 1853, concluding that Little Mount Censis was Hannibal's route, a theory which Law sharply attacked in three pamphlets (1855-6) before issuing this two-volume riposte, which argued that Hannibal was most likely to have crossed Little St Bernard, which was originally proposed by General Robert Melville (1723-1809) on the basis of the Roman historian, Polybius. Ellis published another work in response the following year, entitled An Enquiry into the Ancient Routes between Italy and Gaul. Neither theory is now believed to be correct. The book appears to have been a popular choice for Scottish school and university prizes: we have handled one other copy, in a prize binding for the University of Glasgow. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        KOHEKI NOKOH ZEN SHO. COMPLETE TREATISE ON AGRICULTURE.

      - Osaka [1866], Hakubunkan. Yellow stitched embossed stiff wrs 11 vols, Japanese text, 15.3 x 22 cm., 34+47+37+34+36+46+32+ 32+41+38+36 +3pp. double-folded leaves, profuse b.w. plates, most likely printed off the old 1696 woodblocks. R A R E ! A valuable & secret work, outlining the techniques of how to make some of the most essential products used in Japan [and China]. * Traditionally the art & technique of making such basic products was guarded by the tradesmen. Families carried on the same trade for generations, and strictly passed down these exclusive techniques only to one's heir or disciple. * This work is one of the earliest published and complete "how to" texts to break with that tradition of silence and fully describing these techniques and the associated technology. * A complete discussion, with illustrations of the plants, tools, great presses, and other machinery and technology associated with the production of sugar, Sake [rice wine], oils, lacquer, Tofu, noodles from flower, cotton and hemp. * Not only a technology, but a superb botanical, a "how to grow" also a text on how to identify which parts of plants are used & at what time in their growth cycle. This is also a commercial botanical, for cash crops for would-be growers. * This careful study outlines how to plan, make and use of the plants and moreover how to extract the vital fluids to effect manufacture of the finish product. * By and large Japanese native plants were used, each related plant used is pictured in color, as a mature tree, showing the flower, leaves, fruit and useful parts are clearly identified. *** THE CONTENTS: Volume 1 begins with discussion of the lacquer tree. How to extract the resin, what tools are employed, with pictures of each tool and appliance. It continues with the technique for the extraction of oil [sap] in the form of a large plank is used with successive wedges pounded in to put pressure against the berries, all wedges & tools shown in detail. Other methods include steaming of the berries, or grating against a great grader with steel blade, the result is boiled, then pressed with a great wedge-like beam with wedges hammered in to exert pressure. In one technique, a great water wheel is employed in a series of pestle-like hammers to crush some dried berries, while other rotating boxes are also attached to the same water wheel to sift and dry the grains. This primitive machine was skillfully and completely made from wood. ** Volume 2 continues with the making of sugar from sugar cane. The plant is shown in color as are all plants used, with the associated buckets, presses, dryers, boiling sheds, and two pictures of what looks like a foreign-made boiler or separator with each part is carefully identified & labeled for reproduction by Japanese. The Japanese had almost no steel for machinery at this time but did have a very limited access to copper for such projects, but were still very late in using steel for such machinery or complicated items. Since sugar cane growth was limited to Okinawa and the Southern-most parts of Japan, sugar from this source was limited in supply and distant. A native kind of "sugar beet" was also employed and could be grown in Northern climes. * The work continues in the same vein, illustrating & outlining a host of other valuable & useful plants to make Sake [from fermented rice], Soy sauce and Tofu from soy beans, and of special interest is the making of buck-wheat noodles. The whole process is carefully illustrated ending in the hanging to dry the nearly 2 meter lengths of noodles on the rack, and final packaging. * The next major food was Tofu. The basic technique involved the boiling of the soy beans, to extract the milk. The tools are wooden boxes with holes to allow excess water to flow out through fine silk mesh, after the Nigari a kind of "bitters" or alum like material was added to make the hot milk congeal into solid. The details of the box, its size & location of holes are carefully drawn in

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        Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Comptes rendus des séances de l'année 1857 [- 1866], précédés d'une notice historique sur cette compagnie.

      Paris, Auguste Durand, 1858-1866, - 10 vol. in-8. demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Seuls les huit premiers volumes ont été rédigés par le grand épigraphiste Ernest Desjardins (1823-1886), qui n'eut plus la possibilité de se consacrer à cette publication à partir de 1865 : depuis cette date, les compte-rendus, continués bien évidemment, font partie d'une "nouvelle série", dont la publication n'a plus cessé. I. Année 1857 (VII-324 pp.). - II. Année 1858 ([4]-XXXVI-488 pp.). - III. Année 1859 ([4]-XXIII-256 pp.). - IV. Année 1860 ([4]-XXIII-223 pp.). - V. Année 1861 ([4}-XVI-351 pp.). - VI. Année 1862 ([4]-XVIII-262 pp., avec deux planches hors-texte). - VII. Année 1863 ([4]-XIX-376 pp.). - VIII. Année 1864 (XX-393 pp., avec une carte à double page hors-texte). - IX. Année 1865 ([4]-499 pp.). - X. Année 1866 ([4]-471 pp.).

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        Poetical Works of Robert Southey Complete In One Volume. A New Edition.

      London Longman & Co. 1866 - Fore-Edge Painting With Two Separate Views In England [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. SOUTHEY, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Southey. Complete In One Volume. A New Edition. London: Longman & Co., 1866. New Edition. Thick octavo. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Southey and an engraved title page illustrating his residence at Keswick. [8], xxviii, 828, [1] pp. Contemporary dark green calf, decoratively ruled in gilt on covers and spine with five raised bands, red morocco label on spine, gilt-stamped, gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. The fore-edge painting illustrates two views in England; The house of Lord Kingston, Twickenham Common and Syon House, Richmond. A few light scrapes to covers. Overall, a near fine and lovely example of an early fore-edge painting. HBS 67688. $1,250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LANGENSALZA. "Erinnerung an die Schlacht bei Langensalza den 27. Juni 1866". Panorama-Gesamtansicht (ca. 7 x 48 cm), darüber Plan der Stadt und der Umgebung mit Henningsleben, Thamsbrück und Nägelstädt, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie "nach der Natur" von E. Kirchhoff, der Plan nach Th. von Bomsdorff, gedruckt bei J.G. Fritzsche, Leipzig, um 1866, 40 x 50 cm. In den Plan sind die Truppenstellungen eingezeichnet. Die Teilansichten zeigen Merxleben, Siechenhof, Rathaus, Unstrutbrücke, verschiedene als Lazarett verwendete Gebäude, Gasthäuser usw. - Seltenes Ereignisblatt in guter Erhaltung.

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        LE PERIGORD JOURNAL DE LA DORDOGNE - QUINZIEME ANNEE 1866 - LOT DE 183 NUMEROS .

      LE PERIGORD JOURNAL DE LA DORDOGNE 1866 - R300172568: Lot de 183 numéros du journal de la Dordogne le Périgord quinzieme année 1866 - 4 pages pour chacun des numéros - Contient les n° 177 au n°360. Contient les n° 177 au n°360. In-Plano En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Dictionay of the English Language by Robert Gordon Latham. Founded on that of Dr. Samuel Johnson as edited by the Rev.H.J.Todd. With numerous emendations and additions.

      Longmans, Green, & Co. et al., - 2 vols.in 4. Published in 1866-1870. Bound in red cloth (faded) with 3/4 morocco (sunned at spine, and partly stained to vol.1, no.1 & vol.2, no.1. Edges sl.rubbed.). All edges and e.ps.marbled. Flyleaves and half title page somewhat spotted and some pages light spotted. With 2 cards of "Presented to the Reu.Dr.Haslewood". 28.5x23cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        South Australia. Its Progress and Prosperity

      London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1866. Octavo, xii, 474, [2] (publishers' advertisements), 16 (publishers' catalogue) pages plus a folding hand-coloured frontispiece map of South Australia (370 x 325 mm, with a small inset map of Australia). Blind-decorated brick-red cloth, all edges uncut; covers bumped at the extremities and heavily flecked, with minor loss to silverfish to the spine (affecting only one letter of the title); short tear to the head of the spine; trifling signs of use; a very good copy (internally excellent). The author was 'late Member of the Legislative Council at Adelaide' (from 1855 to 1864); he was also George Fife Angas's agent and attorney in SA from 1841 to 1844. This copy comes from the collection of George Fife Angas himself; the flyleaf carries his full signature, and is further inscribed in his hand 'Adelaide, Sept. 10, 1866'. Ferguson 9691 (not recording the map).

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        FLORIDA / BAHAMAS / CUBA: CARTA DEL GRAN BANCO DE BAHAMA PARTE DE LA ISLA DE CUBA Y COSTA DE LA FLORIDA.

      Lithograph with some details heightened in original colour (Good, some faint old stains, a few very minor abrasions to surface, filled loss in lower left corner of blank margin), 91 x 58 cm (36 x 23 inches). - Madrid, 1866. An excellent large-format sea chart of Southeastern Florida, the Bahamas and central Cuba, by the Spanish Navy’s Dirección de Hidrografía, one of the finest mid-19th Century maps of the region. - This splendid sea chart embraces the Southeastern coast of Florida (from Matecumbe Key up north to the Indian River area), much of the Bahamas and the central portion of Cuba. Notably, the chart features the eastern part of the Straits of Florida (which separate Florida from Cuba and the Bahamas), one of the world’s key shipping lanes. The chart was composed by the Dirección de Hidrografía, the chart-making arm of Spain’s Armada Real, one of the world’s finest makers of hydrography. The coasts are delineated with great exactness, predicated on the best scientific sources, while the seas feature copious nautical information, including bathymetric soundings and hazards. The mapping of Florida’s coasts are still largely based on the epic surveys conducted by William Gerard De Brahm for the British government from 1765 to 1771. De Brahm’s surveys were since been refined by the U.S. Coast Survey program (which aimed to systematically map all of America’s coasts). Much of the topographical detail was supplied from the surveys of the U.S. Amy’s Topographical Bureau, conducted by Colonel J. J. Albert during the 1830s. Southern Florida was then very sparsely populated by European Americans, in part because of the tropical climate (to which almost all European Americans were unaccustomed) and the continued presence of the Seminole Native Nation, fierce warriors who were not all that welcoming of American encroachment upon their land. That being said, Miami is marked (although then consisted only of the small U.S. Army outpost of Fort Dallas, founded 1836, as Miami proper would not be founded until 1894), along with ‘Cayo Vizcaino’ (Key Biscayne). Further north is Fort Lauderdale; ‘Boca Ratones’ (Boca Raton); and ‘Fte. Jupiter’ (Jupiter Beach), nearby which is marked the ‘Batalla de Jessups en 24 Enero 1838’, referring to an altercation between the U.S. Army and the Seminoles during the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Arrows note the path of the Gulf Stream, the powerful ocean current that ran from the Gulf of Mexico north along the Florida coast and then across the Atlantic to Europe. The chart’s mapping of the Bahamian Archipelago and the Great Bahama Bank embraces Grand Bahama, Andros, Abaco, New Providence, as well as other isles. The excellent charting is predicated on scientific surveys conducted by Britain’s Royal Navy. Most of these surveys were conducted by Captain Richard Owen aboard the HMS Blossom during the 1830s, although aspects are based on the works of Lieutenant Anthony De Mayne, conducted in 1827, and Captain Edward Barnett, undertaken in 1838. The sounding of the ‘Gran Banco de Bahama’ (Great Bahama Bank) represents an especially impressive feat of hydrography. The mapping of Cuba is based on Spanish surveys conducted by Don Ventura de Barcaizetegui in 1793 and José de Rio Cosa in 1804, with more recent improvements made by teams working for the Armada Real. The present chart would have been of great importance to both the Armada Real and commercial shipping as it lay along a critical juncture of the sea route between Havana and Spain. The chart was prepared by the draftsman Juan Noguera at the Dirección de Hidrografía and first published in 1858, with the present edition updated and published in 1866, as indicated by the note ‘Correjida y adicionada en 1866’. The chart was prepared under the direction of Don José María de Quesada, the Spanish Naval Minister. The Dirección de Hidrografía was founded in 1797 and proceeded to publish charts of especially fine quality, predicated on the best sources, used by mariners internationally, especially in the Hispanic world. References: OCLC: 431778782; Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, vol. 6 (1859-60), p. 124.

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        FOUR YEARS A SCOUT AND A SPY - "GENERAL BUNKER"

      Zanesville: Hugh Dunne, 1866. C. 1866, same date on title page. Dark gray cloth with stamped emblem on each cover. 404 pages plus one page of publisher's advertisement. Frontispiece (portrait) and four illustration plates. Pages heavily foxed. Paper cracked at front hinge and partial separation at pages 398-399. Front endpapers soiled. Covers heavily edge worn. Spine covered in distant past with black cloth, which is also edge worn. Covers heavily scuffed. Other than the separation mentioned, pages are tight. Not a thing of beauty, but a nice addition to the serious collector of Civil War literature. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Poor/No.

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

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

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        The Works of Professor Wilson of The University of Edinburgh

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

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        Album of 35 watercolours of Persian costume

      8vo (130 x 180mm). 35 watercolours (all approx. 75 x 100mm), each mounted on heavy paper (always on recto), majority with pencil titles to foot; a few instances of marginal soiling, otherwise very good with wonderfully bright colour. Modern half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands and title (incorrectly given as 'Indian Costume') in gilt to spine. [Iran], Isfahan,

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        Campagna (La) del 1866 in Italia

      G.Cassone e comp. 16mo (cm. 21,7), 278(2) pp. con, in fine, 5 tavv. rip. f.t. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Estratto della Rivista Militare Italiana, anno XI, volume IV. La prima grande tavola più volte ripiegata rappresenta il ‘Piano topografico per servire all’intelligenza delle operazioni del 23 e 24 Giugno 1866’. Le altre, anch’esse rip., si riferiscono ai territori interessati dalle operazioni militari. Carta leggermente ingiallita, ma ottimo esemplare. Raro.

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        RECORDS OF THE NEW YORK STAGE FROM 1750 TO 1860

      New York: T. H. Morrell, 1866-67. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 200 OCTAVO COPIES FOR SUBSCRIBERS (an additional 60 copies were printed in quarto) y. This major work on the early history of the American theatre chronicles more than a century of the plays presented at the various New York houses and the performers who appeared in them. According to the "Oxford Companion to American Theatre," author Ireland (1817-98) has "filled the book with numerous useful biographical sketches and other background information." A retired businessman, Ireland devoted himself to the history of the stage, also producing two biographies of actors. The binding here is notable as an elaborately gilt product of the workshop of Henry Stikeman. According to the catalogue of the Frederick Maser Collection, during the period from the retirement of William Matthews to the establishment of the Club Bindery, there was no better binder in America than Stikeman, who exhibited "extraordinary skill . . . in design, inlaying, and tooling.". 241 x 159 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 1/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 200 OCTAVO COPIES FOR SUBSCRIBERS (an additional 60 copies were printed in quarto). STRIKING 19TH CENTURY DARK BROWN MOROCCO, BEAUTIFULLY GILT, BY STIKEMAN (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines intricately gilt in double-ruled compartments with elaborate inner frame of curls, volutes, and fleurons, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. With small oval portraits on the title pages. List of subscribers, among them bibliographer Joseph Sabin, at the end of volume II. Sabin 35058; Howes I-75. Leaves faintly browned at edges (as no doubt in all copies), boards a bit chafed, minor wear to joints and extremities (one corner slightly bumped), but still a handsomely bound set in excellent condition, the volumes showing no serious wear, and the text quite smooth and clean. This major work on the early history of the American theatre chronicles more than a century of the plays presented at the various New York houses and the performers who appeared in them. According to the "Oxford Companion to American Theatre," author Ireland (1817-98) has "filled the book with numerous useful biographical sketches and other background information." A retired businessman, Ireland devoted himself to the history of the stage, also producing two biographies of actors. The binding here is notable as an elaborately gilt product of the workshop of Henry Stikeman. According to the catalogue of the Frederick Maser Collection, during the period from the retirement of William Matthews to the establishment of the Club Bindery, there was no better binder in America than Stikeman, who exhibited "extraordinary skill . . . in design, inlaying, and tooling."

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        Adventures in Canada, being two Months on the Tobique, New Brunswick.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., [1866]. 8vo. Original blue pebble-grained cloth, ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. 196, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, very light wear to binding, light offsetting from endpapers, near fine; provenance: engraved school prize plate from Musselburgh, awarded for the session 1870-71 inside front cover. Very rare first edition of this narrative of an anonymous settler's journey to New Brunswick in 1851. The narrator tells us about rambles and explorations of the river Tobique, sleighing, friendly encounters with First Nation Canadians and the immense cold. The book, which appeared as well as Two months on the Tobique, New Brunswick, an emigrant's journal, 1851 is ascribed to one M.C.S. London, but this is spurious and the work has to be considered anonymous. The narrative breaks off abruptly after the narrator has reached St. Johns, explains some colonization plans to the government and falls ill. The book ends with 'St. John's in the winter - boys coasting - everybody slides - pretty girl go delicately smiling and sliding - boys skate - dangerous to go through streets' (p. 196). In the preface is explained that our author had explored the possibility of settling in this rather desolate part of Canada by living for two months in a wigwam during winter. 'The writer of these records, which were not intended for publication, is no more' (p. vii). COPAC locates a single copy, in the British Library.

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        The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America.

      For the Author New York -1869 1866 - Two volumes in 1, large folio (60 x 47 cm). 73 fine hand-coloured lithographs after Elliot, Wolf, and Sheppard, including an additional plate, Parus Occidentalis, also after Elliot, bound in introduction, 21 India proof engravings by Linton after Sheppard mounted in text, occasional light browning to text, one plate with 2 small marginal tears, modern green half morocco gilt, top edge gilt. The finest ornithological work published in the United States, by the finest bird artist in America after Audubon - The Bradley-Martin copy of the first edition, limited to 200 copies only. Only 71 names appear on the original subscribers list. Nearly all the species are illustrated life-size. The work is dedicated to the Alexander Wilson, "pioneer of American ornithologists", and the preface additionally pays homage to Audubon. The book was intended as a sort of supplement to Audubon's and Wilson's works, as it shows birds which are not included in their works. Amongst the many fine illustrations, mention should be made of Wolf's depiction of the falco islandicus which has become an icon of ornithological illustration. The additional plate, though mentioned in the list of plates, is not assigned a plate number and is instead given the note: See Introduction. Although this plate has been recorded in other copies, none of the cited bibliographies call for, or mention, it. With celebrated provenance: H. Bradley Martin was a notable collector of books in the mid-twentieth century, and his collection was particularly renowned for its fine bird books which included a complete first edition double-elephant folio Audubon Birds. Ayer/Zimmer p205; Anker 129; Fine Bird Books p74; Nissen IVB 294; Reese 44. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE BELTON ESTATE

      1866. [in original wrappers] A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. 4 pp terminal ads (with Novels list ending with No. 261). Original light brown printed wrappers. First Edition printed in America, issued as No. 263 of Harper's "Library of Select Novels." As Smith describes in great detail, in preparing the UK edition for publication, Chapman & Hall, arranged to send to Lippincott, of Philadelphia, some sets of sheets -- to the great astonishment and irritation of Trollope himself -- who when he discovered the plan, told C&H not to do so, but it happened nonetheless. Thus there was an edition, printed in England but bearing a Lippincott title page dated 1866, bound in cloth and for sale in America at $1.50 by a little before December 21, 1865; this Lippincott issue is actually the true first edition of the novel -- as C&H's three-volume edition did not come out until December 30th. Harper, undoubtedly pirating from Lippincott's edition, got this edition onto the streets on January 5, 1866, priced at only 50 cents as usual (in wrappers only -- no copies were issued in cloth).~This is a very good copy: both the front and rear wrapper are essentially complete (one small corner of the rear wrapper chipped away); the fragile spine of the wrapper is lacking about one-third (about an inch and a half at each end), though most of the print (title and author) remains. Smith pp 80-81 (and see pp 75-79 for the Lippincott history). Provenance: this copy's title page bears the penciled signature of the Trollope bibliographer Walter Smith.

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        Exotic ornithology containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American birds

      London Bernard Quaritch -1869 1866 - Imperial 4to., 100 hand-coloured lithographs by Joseph Smit, red half morocco, gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, a very handsome example. Published in 13 parts between October 1866 and November 1869, the preface states it was originally intended to cover "the many new and rare ornithologicalic forms that have been recently discovered in nearly every part of the world's surface. As it progressed, however, the authors found that it would be more convenient to restrict it to the birds of the Neotropical Region -- that is America south of the United States. No other part of the world can vie with Tropical America in the richness of its avifauna; and nowhere else have so many brilliant discoveries been recently made." "The authors' original plan was that their work should form a continuation of well-known atlases, such as Buffon and Daubenton. According to the plan, the work was to give figures and descriptions of new and rare birds from all parts of the world; however, the authors soon limited the task to the birds of the Neotropical region" (Anker). "The plates are all by Mr. Smit; they are very beautiful. The whole number of species figured is 104, referring to 51 genera. In most cases, a systematic list of the other American species of the same genus is appended to the final illustration of each, thereby enlarging the scope and greatly increasing the value of the work. Each of the species is systematically treated with synonymy, diagnosis and critical and biographical matter. The authors are the highest authorities in neotropical ornithology and this work is a monument of erudition, industry and artistic excellence" (Coues). "Smit has done an excellent job with these plates, for the lovingly detailed birds stand out sharply against their backgrounds of trees, branches and leaves. It is obvious that Smit enjoyed painting the leaves as well as the birds, for they are beautifully executed." Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography, p.76; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 139; Nissen IVB 844; Anker p.450; Wood p.558; Zimmer p.260; Sabin 78138 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROYECTO de ensanche y embellecimiento de la Ciudad de Sevilla. Dedicado al Illmo. Sr. Alcalde Corregidor. Por un sevillano antiguo oficial de ingenieros.

      Sevilla, 1866. - MANUSCRIT. In-folio. 3ff. 36pp. 1 dessin dépliant sur le système des égouts. 5ff. Maroquin vert avec une grande guirlande dorée et décor floral encadrant les plats, titre frappé en lettres dorées sur le plat supérieur (reliure de l'époque). Projet général d'extension urbaine pour Séville proposant diverses solutions pour moderniser la ville, au même titre que Barcelone, Valladolid, Bilbao ou Saragosse; l'auteur ambitionnait en effet de voir Séville devenir le premier port de commerce du sud de l'Espagne, faisant de la ville "le Liverpool espagnol" avec le fleuve comme artère principale. L'auteur proposait notamment d'abattre les murailles, de construire ponts et réservoirs, de restaurer des bâtiments emblématiques comme la prison, les marchés ou les arènes, de moderniser le système d'égouts ou la canalisation du Guadalquivir, etc. Une note manuscrite au crayon indique que l'auteur pourrait être le jésuite Martín Bandera. Bien que l'auteur qualifie lui-même ses propositions de rêves, ou même de délires, quelques-unes d'entre elles coincident avec les réformes urbanistiques réalisées en 1869 par les architectes Aurelio et Juan Francisco de Paula Álvarez (démolition des murailles, rénovation du système souterrain des égouts et de l'approvisionnement d'eau, etc.). Dessin dépliant sur le système des égouts. Le texte fait référence à deux dessins additionnels qui ne figurent pas dans le manuscrit. Magnifique reliure ornementée de style néoclassique.

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        Panorama of Istanbul from the Western bank of the Bosphorus.

      Istanbul late 19th century - Large panorama in 10 parts, with photographer's credit. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 303 by 45 cm. Berggren left home to study photography in Berlin in the 1850s and settled in Constantinople in 1866. A foremost photographer of his age, Berggren "made a great contribution to the art of photography — particularly landscape photography — in Istanbul" (Öztuncay, Photographers of Constantinople, p.291). When the Swedish King Gustaf V (1858-1950) visited Istanbul in 1885, he presented Berggren with a decoration. Berggren was also awarded an Ottoman decoration by Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909).

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        20 x Weiblicher Akt. Zeichnungen, Zeichnung. Aktdarstellung Frau, Frauen, nackt, nackte. / 20 x female nude. Drawing, drawings. / 20 x nu de femme, feminine. Dessins, dessin, peinture.

      Hermann Vinzenz Heller (1866 1949) war Professor für Anatomie an der Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Wien, dort Lehrer von Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Weiler, Rudolf Hausner und vielen anderen. Er hatte sein Atelier im Hof Wattmanngasse 6, im selben Haus hatte 1918 auch Egon Schiele sein Atelier. Hermann Vinzenz Heller war als Anatom ein hochtalentierter Aktzeichner. Von den 20 Aktzeichnungen sind 6 signiert. Bitte beachten Sie, die Blätter sind schön, aber teils etwas knitterig und fleckig, teils Randläsuren, Eselsohren, die meisten der Bilder waren gefaltet, aber keines der Blätter ist schlecht. Siehe Fotos! Format der Zeichnungen: zwischen 47 x 31 cm und 29 x 22 cm. Die Fotos sind Teil der Artikelbeschreibung. Die teilweise vorhandenen äußeren Zustandsmängel sind bei der Preisgestaltung berücksichtigt. ------ Hermann V. Heller (1866-1949) was the teacher for Anatomy of Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka at the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts. Temporarily he and Egon Schiele had their ateliers in the same Viennese house. Die drawings are in good condition, but some of them partly crumpled and blotchy, some fissures and some of the drawings where folded. See photographs. As an antomist Heller was a high talented drawer of human bodies. Six of these drawings are signed. See photographs. The format of the drawings: between ca. 47 x 31 cm and ca. 29 x 22 cm. Do not hesitate to ask questions, before ordering. The photographs are part of the description. Porto: Nach Deutschland und in einige andere EU-Länder lässt sich das Konvolut am besten um zehn Euro mit Hermes verschicken eingeschrieben und versichert.

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        The Great Architect; As Manifested in the Material Universe

      London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1866. Second Edition. Cloth. Very good. vi, [4], 9-276, [8] p. 19 cm. 12 mainly colour plates. Green cloth hardcover with gold and blank impressing. Spine ends softened. Bottom rear corner bumped and two corners worn. Tear at top of front pastedown near hinge. Two missing tissue guards. Occasional spotting. Topics include: structure of the universe; stars; planets; heaven and its inhabitants; light and its cause; colour; laws of the spectrum; photography; Moser's images; permanence of the universe; resistance of the ether; etc.

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        18 x Männlicher Akt. 17 Zeichnungen und ein Gemälde, Öl auf Karton. Zeichnung. Aktdarstellung (nackter Mann, nackte Männer). / 18 x male nude. Drawing, drawings, painting. / 18 x nu dhomme, homme nu, masculin. Dessins, dessin, peinture. [Der Act]

      Hermann Vinzenz Heller (1866 1949) war Professor für Anatomie an der Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Wien, dort Lehrer von Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Weiler, Rudolf Hausner und vielen anderen. Er hatte sein Atelier im Hof Wattmanngasse 6, im selben Haus hatte 1918 auch Egon Schiele sein Atelier. Hermann Vinzenz Heller war als Anatom ein hochtalentierter Aktzeichner. Von den 18 Akten sind 5 signiert. Siehe Fotos. Manche dieser Aktzeichnungen erinnern an die Fotosammlung von Max Koch und Otto Rieth, Der Act, aus dem Jahr 1894. Bei der größten, sehr naturalistischen Zeichnung des sitzenden Mannes mit Dolch fehlt oben rechts ein Stück (mit Papier hinterlegt, wie auch einige Randläsuren), es ist datiert und signiert (1890). Andere Datierungen stammen aus der Zeit des 1. Weltkrieges (1915 und 1917). Bitte beachten Sie, die Blätter sind schön, aber teils knitterig, teils etwas fleckig, teils Randläsuren, Eselsohren, die meisten Bilder waren gefaltet, manche Läsuren wurden hinterlegt, aber keines der Blätter ist schlecht. Siehe Fotos! Format der Zeichnungen: zwischen 57 x 41 cm und 30 x 25 cm. Die meisten Blätter sind ungefähr im Format 45 x 30. Das Gemälde Öl auf Karton (letztes Foto in der Galerie) ca. 30 x 25 cm. Die Fotos sind Teil der Artikelbeschreibung. Die teilweise vorhandenen äußeren Zustandsmängel sind bei der Preisgestaltung berücksichtigt. ------ Hermann V. Heller (1866-1949) was the teacher for Anatomy of Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka at the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts. Temporarily he and Egon Schiele had their ateliers in the same Viennese house. Die drawings are in good condition, but some of them partly crumpled and blotchy, some fissures and some of the drawings where folded. See photographs. As an antomist Heller was a high talented drawer of human bodies. 5 of these drawings are signed. See photographs. Some of these drawings evoke an association to Max Koch and Otto Rieth, Der Act. The format of the drawings: between ca. 57 x 41 cm cm and ca. 30 x 25 cm. Most of the drawings have a format around 45 x 30 cm. The painting in oil ca. 30 x 25 cm. Do not hesitate to ask questions, before ordering. The photographs are part of the description. Porto: Nach Deutschland und in einige andere EU-Länder lässt sich das Konvolut am besten um zehn Euro mit Hermes verschicken, eingeschrieben und versichert.

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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

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