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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery andReform Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865

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

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        A Field Glass

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

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        The Works of Professor Wilson of The University of Edinburgh

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

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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

      Ticknor And Fields,, Boston: 1866 - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        REPORT[S] OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL AND ACTING QUARTERMASTER GENERAL OF THE STATE OF IOWA. January 1, 1863 to January 1, 1866.

      Des Moines 1866 - 1863-1866. 5 volumes. Approximately 4,000 pages. Dornbusch IV, 5957-5960. Interiors tight and clean, excepting faint waterstains to some outer page margins of volume 4, 2 library stamps on interior pages of volume 5, modern 3/4 leather, marbled boards, spines stamped in gold, sturdy and handsome, uncommon as a complete set The best copy we’ve offered in 47 years. Protected by clear acid-free mylar dust jackets. 479-75 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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