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        THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS AND OTHER POEMS

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1866.  First edition, 17.5 x 10.5cm (16mo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt title & design by D.G. Rossetti to covers & spine, pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn; Ball 20A) to rear pastedown, 216 (viii) pp. +2 tissue-guarded prelim wood engravings by W.J. Linton after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Inscribed "E.J. Stone, Eton College" to top of 2nd engraving.  Binding Very Good (spine a bit darkened, & minor marks to cloth); contents Very Good (occas. lt. stains).  "Athenæum" 23 June 1866 pp.824-25 (by J.W. Marston), Macmillan 150, White 125, Rossetti 4 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Reid 46, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.4 & 96.3, Ray 166, Ball 160, Colbeck 6-10, de Beaumont 344, Goldman 364, Ives A5.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET

      1866. With Illustrations by George H. Thomas. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1866-1867. [In 32 weekly serial parts.] Original cream wrappers decorated in black, orange and blue. First Edition, in 32 weekly serial parts, of the sixth and last of the Barsetshire Novels. Trollope observed in his autobiography, ~I regard this as the best novel I have written. I was never quite satisfied with the development of the plot, which consisted in the loss of a cheque, of a charge made against a clergyman for stealing it, and of absolute uncertainty on the part of the clergyman himself as to the manner in which the cheque found its way into his hands.~THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET first appeared in these 32 weekly parts, beginning on December 1, 1866 and ending on July 6, 1867; included in each part is a full-page plate plus an opening vignette, by George H. Thomas. Also included in the 16th and 32nd parts are the preliminary leaves for binding up the parts into two volumes; each bound volume was also available directly from the publisher in March and July 1867 respectively.~This set includes all of the continuously-paginated Smith Elder ads (on lilac paper) that were inserted at the front of the 32 parts, plus all of the other slips and inserts that Sadleir terms "compulsory" except for a total of five slips in Parts 5, 6, 10, 12 & 18 (they appear never to have been present).~Condition is remarkable -- as it is just about FINE. The wrappers have scarcely any wear or soil, the spines have not had to be repaired or restored (minor wear at the foot of the first and last parts' spines), and there is very little foxing on wrappers, text or plates. One seldom encounters a Trollope set of parts in this condition today. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) pp 78-81. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1866. The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. In nine volumes. 9 volumes, octavo (215 × 139 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in green half morocco, titles and decoration to bands, green cloth boards with crest to front, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces to volumes 1, 2 and 3. Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, spines just a touch rubbed and faded, an excellent set. Second Dyce edition. Dyce originally edited Shakespeare for William Pickering in 1832. He then re-edited for Moxon in 1857 and this is the second edition of the latter.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HISTORIA DEL SAQUEO DE CADIZ POR LOS INGLESES EN 1596

      - Cádiz, 1866. Revista Médica. Holandesa piel con dorados en lomera con planos en cartoné. 165pp., 24x17cm. Ilustrado con 7 litografías de Cádiz. Firma del anterior propietario borrada. Buen estado. ( Vitrina San José ) CADIZ

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        An Illustrated History of British Guiana

      Georgetown, Demerara: Richardson and Co., 1866. First edition. Original green cloth decorated in blind and gilt, gilt titles, boards beveled, all edges gilt. A very good copy, scattered foxing not affecting photographs, armorial bookplate on front pastedown. 4to. Illus. with 44 mounted photographic images on 35 plates. A very early example of a photo-illustrated book printed in South America. The pictures are views of the country, the natives, and their works. An uncommon work in both this, the first edition, as well as the second edition in 1871. Provenance: Bookplate of Thomas James Waddingham [of] Hafod (1840-1938). Cundall: 1570.

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        Enoch Arden

      London: Moxon, 1866. First American edition. 8vo. Green cloth with elaborate gilt designs both covers and spine. Fully illustrated by ARTHUR HUGHES. Expertly rebacked, beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Clergymen of the Church of England [TROLLOPE'S COPY, Wilson's copy]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, second issue (having the page number "37", but still with the common after the page heading on page 59) in the Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges and with the front board lettered in gilt, complete with 24 pages of ads dated March 30, 1866 (spine lightly darkened, light wear at spine ends and board corners, and some expected handling soil), BEING THE PERSONAL COPY OF ITS AUTHOR, ANTHONY TROLLOPE, with his bookplate to the front pastedown, and also being the copy of the prominent Trollope collector Carroll Wilson and described in his "Thirteen Author Collections" with his bookplate to the front free endpaper (the glue from which has modestly stained the following page and lightly affected a small portion of the title page), TOGETHER WITH a letter and enclosed book description from The Scribner Book Store of New York to the individual who purchased the book from that store and housed in a custom half-leather box with a cloth wraparound chemise. The chemise shows some damage to one of the narrow panels and the box wrongly designates the book to be from Robert Browning's collection -- an error made by some due to the presence of the initials "RB" on Trollope's bookplate further described below; a collection of 10 Trollope Essays first published separately in the Pall Mall Gazette, describing the various Church Offices held by Clergymen in the Church of England. The book was published as part of a sort of companion to Trollope's "Hunting Sketches" (1865) and "Travelling Sketches" (1866) and was originally destined to be titled "Clerical Sketches". Though properly referenced on page 3 of the catalogue, the catalogue also lists the book as "Clerical Sketches" on page 8 of the catalogue. Of these three "Sketches" volumes, Clergymen of the Church of England is quite the scarcest. This Volume of Trollope's sketches is of special interest to the Trollope collector as it gives further elucidation to Trollope's famed Barsetshire novels centered, of course, on England's Clergy. This copy also once belonged to the Irish journalist, editor, author of plays and novels, and true Man of Letters, Robert Bell who, upon removing to England, became a dear friend of Anthony Trollope. The upper left corner of Anthony Trollope's bookplate has the initials "R B" WRITTEN BY TROLLOPE HIMSELF in pencil, indicating that the book came from Bell's library. Trollope wrote of Bell that he "never made that mark which his industry and talents would have seemed to ensure. He was a man well known to literary men, but not known to readers." Bell was to have been Trollope's Assistant Editor for a new periodical being contemplated in 1864 by Trollope and the publisher Frederic Chapman. (Though the scheme came to nothing in the end, Trollope and Chapman continued with the general concept of a new periodical which became the "Fortnightly Review".) When Trollope became editor of Virtue's later magazine, "St. Paul's", Bell, who Trollope had planned to hold the sub-editorship of the magazine, had died. Trollope spearheaded the effort to obtain a Civil List pension for his destitute widow, and, when Trollope heard that the Widow Bell had put up her husband's library for auction, Trollope visited Bell's executors, had the auction canceled, and bought Bell's entire library at above the market price - including this very book. This Trollope title has become surprisingly uncommon to the market in its original cloth. Furthermore, copies of books by any author from Trollope's personal library are remarkably scarce and, of course, Anthony Trollope's copies of his own books are RARE. A considerably better copy of this scarce title than is usually seen (when seen at all), with a wonderful association among the great author Anthony Trollope, his dear friend Robert Bell, and one of the most prominent and successful Trollope collectors of all time, Carroll Wilson, BEING ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S OWN COPY OF HIS OWN BOOK, a RARE and COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY.

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        The Crown of Wild Olive - Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and War

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1866. xxxiv, [2], 219pp, [1]. Later (1896) full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with foliate wreath and small stars in seme, covers with single fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, foliate and small stars in seme corner pieces, a.e.g. with a single roll of gauffering to edges. Spine slightly faded, minor rubbing to outer joints, a few light scratches to lower cover. Offsetting from inner edges onto endpapers, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. Signed binding from the Doves Bindery, with Cobden-Sanderson's initials and date to lower turn-in. Bibliography of John Ruskin 84. Signed Binding. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        IN THE HEART OF THE SIERRAS: THE YO SEMITE VALLEY, BOTH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE: AND SCENES BY THE WAY. BIG TREE GROVES. THE HIGH SIERRA, WITH ITS MAGNIFICENT SCENERY, ANCIEDNT AND MODERN GLACIERS ETC.

      The Old Cabin & Pacific Publishing House, Yo Semite Valley & Oakland, California 1866 - (4), xii, 13-496 pages. First Edition, First Printing. Profusely illustrated with 28 inserted plates, including frontispiece photo-type by Gutekunst, portrait of Hutchings from a photograph by Houseworth, 20 phototypes by Britton & Rey from photographs by Taber, Fiske and others, 1 artotype by Bierstadt, 1 heliotype by Heliotype Printing Co.,1 red plate of a snow plant, and 3 wood-engraved plates. 2 maps (1 folding lithograph and 1 full page). Numerous in-text wood engravings and photographs. 8 1/2" x 6". Original maroon half-morocco and cloth.Titled in gilt on front and in blind on rear. All edges gilt. First printing with the table of contents corresponding with listings in Currey & Kruska. Accepted first issue, matching all the required points, including frontispiece phototype depicting no one seated behind the horse and a cabin without a lean-to. This copy contains only one artotype printed by Bierstadt (Some copies of the First Edition contain a second plate by Bierstadt at page 470; no priority established). J. M. Hutchings (1820-1902) was a pioneer of tourism in the Yosemite Valley. Per Farquhar, this book ".contains a great deal more.than an account of Hutchings' personal experiences; it covers more fully than any other work of its day every aspect of Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees that could be considered of general interest to visitors." Cowan (I), p. 117; (II) pp. 299-300; Currey & Kruska 175; Farquhar 18a; Rocq 5206; Zamorano Select #50. Joints and edges rubbed; dampstain to front cover; crack in gutter between preface and table of contents; Auction reference on rear endpaper; else Very Good [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE VIGILANTES OF MONTANA, OR POPULAR JUSTICE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. BEING A CORRECT AND IMPARTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE CHASE, TRIAL, CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF HENRY PLUMMER'S ROAD AGENT BAND, TOGETHER WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE LIVES AND CRIMES OF MANY OF THE ROBBERS AND DESPERADOES

      Virginia City, M.T.: Montana Post Press..., 1866.. 228pp. Lacks the two leaves of ads, found in a few copies. Original printed front yellow-orange wrapper (rear wrapper lacking) bound into slightly later three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Binding a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Early ownership signature on endpapers. Very clean and fresh, and internally in near fine condition. The very rare first edition. "Perhaps no book excells [sic] Dimsdale's in presenting the picture of the lawless conditions that characterized the mining camps of the Rocky Mountain country. The author was editor of the Virginia City MONTANA POST and a participant in the extraordinary campaign against lawlessness...Exceedingly rare" - Adams. "Not only the first, but textually the most important, book ever printed in Montana" - Howes. Dimsdale's work was originally issued in printed wrappers, and this copy retains the original front printed wrapper. Adams, however, calls the wrappers "pictorial" and says that the front wrapper should have advertisements on the verso. In past copies that we have seen, the wrappers are blue. However, in the present copy the front wrapper is yellow-orange and has no advertisements on the verso (which is blank). A legendary rarity of Montana and western outlaw books. HOWES D345, "b." MONTANA IMPRINTS 2. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 596. GRAFF 1086. STREETER SALE 2221.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Actes Constitutifs De La Compagnie Universelle Du Canal De Suez - (Suez Canal History; Full Text & 5 Maps / Plans)

      Henri Plon, Paris 1866 Grand in-8° relié, demi-percaline bleue de l'époque, 146 pages et 5 très grands plans dépliants en couleurs (en parfait état) - VERY PERFECT COPY. 146 pp. No foxing. All 5 plans present, several very large folding colored lithographs. The first of these is actually in 2 parts: Plan De Port - Said, Plan De Kantara. The other 3 are: Plan D'Ismailia, Plan De Suez, Plan General du Canal Maritime. The latter shows the full extent from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. Several of these are quite large and detailed. They are in excellent condition. Lesseps founded this company isn 1855, so this is a realtively late summary. Work had begun on the canal, at Port Said, in 1859, and was completed when the Mediterannean was reached in 1869. Pasha Said had been a childhood friend of Lesseps. Several copies of this publication are seen in the online KVK catalogue, including the British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, and Union Catalogue of Italy. This is a nice piece of Suez Canal history, with the plans in very good condition Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Congleton

      Stoke-on-Trent: Published by Day & Son Ltd., 1866. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing, mild rippling, and a 7/8" tear in the right margin. Slight adhesive residue along the edge of the top margin. 14 1/8 x 24 inches. 17 x 29 1/8 inches. A quaint, scenic view of Congleton, a historic market town located in Cheshire, between the Potteries and Manchester. This print is dedicated to Sir Charles Watkin Shakerly, Bart. of Somerford Park, whose family seat was Somerford Park, near Congleton and from which this view may have been taken. Based in London where he occasionally exhibited, the landscape painter Jonathan Needham executed a number of topographical illustrations, some of which were included in Harding & Lawson's Scotland Delineated (1847-54) and J.C. Schetky's A Cruise in Scotch Waters. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 10, p. 131.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Exotic Ornithology, containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American Birds

      London: Bernard Quaritch, [1866-]1869. Imperial quarto. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates, finished with gum arabic, by Joseph Smit. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A lovely copy of a noted work on tropical South American ornithology, wonderfully illustrated with hand coloured plates by Joseph Smit. Published in 13 parts between October 1866 and November 1869, the preface states it was originally intended to cover "the many new and rare ornithic 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). This copy with provenance to Richard J. Balston (1839-1916), a fellow of the Zoological Society, a member of the British Ornithologist's Union and author of a monograph on the birds of Kent. Balston was perhaps best known as the head of the firm Messrs. Balston, LTD., the maker for many years of the celebrated Whatman paper. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 139; Nissen IVB 844; Anker p.450; Wood p.558; Zimmer p.260; Sabin 78138.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Affaire Clemenceau. Memoire de l'Accuse.

      Paris: Le Livre Contemporain 1866 - FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 1 volume, 4to., 11-1/8" x 7-5/8", limited to 100 Large-paper copies for presentation, inscribed on the half-title by Dumas, "a monsieur Curmer/ souvenir affectuex/ A. Dumas fils/ Mars 1867." Bound in full red morocco, raised bands, elegantly gilt with multiple fillet geometric interlace on covers, spine similarly decorated, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, housed in a morocco-edged, chammy lined, marble board slipcase, by Chambolle-Duru. Extra illustrated with the the 1905 suite of etchings by Albert Besnard illustrating this work, comprising frontispiece in 6 states & 10 plates in 2 states each. See Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, page 521. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pemaquid Pt. to Fletchers Neck

      London: Published by the Admiralty, 1866. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Two joined sheets. Image size: 37 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches. 38 3/4 x 40 inches. An excellent admiralty chart of Casco Bay, Maine from Pemaquid Point to Fletcher's Neck, produced by the British Hydrographic Office. The British Hydrographic Office was founded in 1795 by George III, who appointed Alexander Dalrymple as the first Hydrographer to the Admiralty. He immediately set to work but it was not until 1800 that the first Admiralty chart was published of the waters around Quiberon Bay in Brittany. Unlike the U. S. Coast Survey the Hydrographic Office was given permission to sell charts to the public and they produced a great number of sea charts covering every corner of the globe. Most of the Admiralty charts produced by the Hydrographic Office delineated coastline as well as high and low water marks and recorded depth of water as established by soundings. In addition these charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued mariners across the world. Thanks to the innovations of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Beaufort Scale of wind strength, the British Hydrographic Office became one of the leading producers of sea charts. This large chart of Casco Bay, Maine, covers the coastline from Pemaquid Point to Fletcher's Neck. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline, which are identified in colour. This is an important sea chart of this area and a wonderful example of the maps produced by the British Hydrographic Office.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of the fiction of Charles Dickens. Containing:Bleak HouseLittle DorritMartin ChuzzlewitThe Personal History of David CopperfieldThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyDombey and SonOur Mutual FriendsSketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-Day People/Great ExpectationsThe Adventures of Oliver Twist/Hard TimesChristmas Books/A Tale of Two CitiesBarnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty' and 'Reprinted Pieces'/ American NotesWith frontispieces to each volume by Hablot Knight Browne, Marcus Stone, Frank Stone, T. Webster, and George Cruikshank. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and a few marks. Wear to the head of the spine of Oliver Twist. Internally, firmly bound, though title page and frontispiece for 'Hard Times' is missing, as is frontispiece for 'A Tale of Two Cities' and title page for 'American Notes'. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just some scattered foxing and handling marks. Some ink spills to Sketches by Boz. Pencil sketch to title page of David Copperfield. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The works of Beaumont and Fletcher / with an introduction by George Darley WITH The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : With biographical and critical notices by Leigh Hunt - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, [1866-1875], 1866. New Edition. Series; The old dramatists. Other names; Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726. Wycherley, William, 1640-1716. Darley, George, 1795-1846. Notes; Added title-pages, engraved, with vignettes. Portraits. Text in columns and within borders. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 30, 31, 32, 33 Incl. the Reports of Commander, Now Captain, James Clark Ross & the Disc. of the North'n Mag. Pole (Vol 1 only)

      London: A.W. Webster. Hardcover. Volume I only. xxxiv, 740 pages. 25 plates - some in colour, 5 maps including 1 fold-out. Library binding. Nine-inch opening to fold-out map now bound opposite page 1. Minimal library markings. Gift greetings - dated 1866. Faint signature atop title page. Above-average external wear. Contents and binding sound. Arctic Bibliography 14866. . Fair. 1835. First Edition.

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        Milton's Paradise Lost

      London,: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. c., 1866.. Thick folio, title in red and black, a little creased, with 50 engraved illustrations by Gustave DorÈ all with original printed tissue guards, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements, all edges gilt; very good, pebbled in crushed red morocco, ornately gilt, black morocco onlays to spine and boards, spine with raised bands, all edges gilt, elegant gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, some scattered foxing throughout. In a fine and superbly ornate Victorian binding by A.W. Bain with illustrations by Gustave DorÈ.Edited and including notes and a life of Milton by Robert Vaughan (1795-1868), who founded the periodical British Quarterly and a Professor of History at the University of London (1830-1843).Includes 50 engravings by the prolific French illustrator Gustave Dore well known for his mastery of steel engraved literary illustrations. The work for Paradise Lost is considered a favourite of Dore's many well known commissions others include Dante's Inferno (1861), Cervantes Don Quixote (1862) and the Bible (1866).

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        The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America

      New York: Published by the Author, [1866-]1869. 2 volumes, large folio. (23 3/16 x 18 1/8 inches). 1p. list of 71 subscribers. 72 hand-coloured lithographic plates (including 1 plate by and after Elliot and Joseph Wolf, printed by D. McClellan & Brothers of New York; 71 printed and coloured by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia, after Elliot [54], Joseph Wolf [15] or Edwin Sheppard [2], drawn on stone by Ch. P. Tholey (11), M.P. (14), H.J.S. (3) or L.H. (1) and others), 21 wood-engraved vignette illustrations, on india paper mounted, by W.J.Linton after Edwin Sheppard. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A spectacular work on American birds, and particularly on birds of the American West, with fine, life-size, hand- coloured lithographs of species not previously pictured by Wilson or Audubon. Elliot describes his aims in the preface: "Since the time of Wilson and Audubon, no work has been published upon American Ornithology, containing life-size representations of the various species that have been discovered since the labors of those great men were finished. The valuable productions of Cassin, as well as the revised edition of the ninth volume of the Pacific Rail Road Report, the joint labor of Messrs. Baird, Cassin and Lawrence had indeed appeared ... but no attempt had been made to continue the works of the first great American naturalists in a similar manner ... It was, therefore, with the desire to contribute ... towards the elucidation of the comparatively little known species of the Birds of North America, their habits and economy, as well as to render their forms familiar so far as life-size representation of them might serve to do, that I undertook the present publication." Over half of the plates in the work are devoted to birds of the American west, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and the Rocky Mountains, with many of the remaining depicting birds of the Alaskan and Arctic regions. The specimens pictured by Elliot were derived from a number of sources, but included birds brought back from government-sponsored overland expeditions to the West, as well as from private sources such as John Xantus de Vesey. The plates for Elliot's work (with the exception of plate 17 in volume II) were executed by Bowen of Philadelphia, the same lithographer as in Cassin's continuation of Audubon. The project, however, would prove the last for the noted firm, as it closed down shortly after the present work was completed. The plates are taken from originals by Elliot and one of the greatest ornithological artists working in the second half of the nineteenth century: Joseph Wolf. In particular, Wolf's image of the Iceland Falcon (the second plate in volume II) must rank as one of the great bird portraits of all time, and is a worthy successor to the images in Audubon's own masterpiece. Anker 129; Bennett, p.39; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.95; Nissen IVB 294; Reese Stamped with a National Character 44; Sabin 22227; Wood p.331; Zimmer p. 205.

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians with letters and notes written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes now existing

      - London: J.E. Adlard for Henry G.Bohn, 1866. 2 volumes, octavo. (9 5/16 x 5 3/4 inches). 313 hand-coloured etchings on 180 plates, including 3 maps (1 folding and printed in colours). (Upper outer corner of plate 105 torn away, clean tears to plates 151 and 179, all in vol.II). Experlty bound to style in red half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, with others with alternate decoration of either a large tool of a shoulder-length portrait of an Indian, or a tool showing a crossed peace-pipe and tomahawk, gilt edges. Deluxe issue: one of approximately twelve copies with the plates printed in outline and entirely coloured by hand. This book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented here remain the most important body of illustrative material of American Indian life in the American West. This is a later edition of Catlins' Letters and Notes ., styled the "10th edition" on the titlepage: the London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above. What is important in this copy is the coloured plates. According to Sabin "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well." - Sabin knew Bohn personally and was therefore certainly in a position to know. He goes on to state that 'Such copies are worth $60 a set' (this was probably a bit optimistic, and, in fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. But, in comparison, a copy of the Indian Portfolio. sold for only $1.50). Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates coloured, however, given the quality of the work involved and the lack of any contemporary evidence amongst Bohn's advertising material of a more generally available coloured issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely coloured. It is impossible to identify the colourist, but it was quite possibly was one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonheur. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, and include a number of portraits of individual Indians. Clark III:141; Field 260; Howes C241; McCracken 8K; cf. G.A.Miles & W.S.Reese America Pictured to the Life 55 (1848 edition); Pilling 685; Sabin 11537; Streeter Sale 4277; Wagner-Camp 84. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PAMYATNAYA KNIZHKA MORSKAGO VEDOMSTVA NA 1866 GOD. (Note-book of the Naval Ministry for the year 1866).

      Tip. Morskago Ministerstva v Glavnom Admiralteystve 1866 In-16 p. (mm. 165x112), mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro al dorso, pp. (10),288 + 4 cc.nn. per i titoli di ciasc. sezione: Flot (fleet) - Ministerstvo i Portovye Upravleniya (The Ministry and the Harbor Administrations) - Lichny Sostav (Personnel Composition) - Raznye Svedeniya (Miscellaneous). ?Preceded by the full list of all the 327 vessels of the fleet in alphabetical order, the book gives an enormous amount of detailed technical data: size, tonnage, materials, engines, armament for each ship in the various area of the service; the organization chart of the Ministry, the Admiralty, the Commanders of Men-of-war, the staff officers (identified by name), etc. Such a booklet is likely to have been distributed to high ranking officers on a confidential basis (not accessible to general public).? Il ns. esempl., n. 272, è ben conservato.

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        The Oberland and its Glaciers: Explored and Illustrated with Ice-Axe and Camera

      London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. Hardcover. Good. Original gilt-decorated cloth depicting a camera and climbing tools on the front board. Illustrated with 28 original albumen photographs by noted Alpine photographer Ernest Edwards as well as a two-page map of the Oberland. Rebacked, with 2/3 of the original spine laid down. There is an old dampstain throughout the book, affecting most pages only at the top gutter and not touching the text, largest at the first and last dozen or so pages. Nowhere does it affect any of the photographs. A Good or better copy, the images sharp and clear. George was one of the leading climbers of his day and Editor of the Alpine Journal. Some of his climbs are described in the book, which is also prized for its illustrations. Edwards was considered one of the best early Alpine photographers (Neate G13). A seven-page chapter titled "Notes by the Photographer" describes the difficulty of making wet-collodion photographs under field conditions.

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        The Works. The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. In nine volumes.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1866 - 9 volumes, octavo (215 × 139 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in green half morocco, titles and decoration to bands, green cloth boards with crest to front, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, spines just a touch rubbed and faded, an excellent set. Frontispieces to volumes 1, 2 and 3. Second Dyce edition. Dyce originally edited Shakespeare for William Pickering in 1832. He then re-edited for Moxon in 1857 and this is the second edition of the latter.

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        The Pentland Rising. A Page of History 1666

      Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1866. First edition of Stevenson’s first publication. Rear wrapper with some expert restoration at some edges, else fine. 12mo.

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        Des différentes formes de ramollissement du cerveau (thèse d agrégation de médecine) (précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Paris, Asselin 1866 In-4° relié demi-chagrin noir ivoire, dos lisse, titre gravé, 134 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA THESE D AGREGATION (en exemplaire de thèse de la Faculté à grandes marges) présentée par Adrien PROUST, PERE du célèbre écrivain MARCEL PROUST ---- "Adrien PROUST, médecin français, (1834/1903), fut professeur d'hygiène, membre de l'Académie de médecine. Il a publié : De l'aphasie, Essai sur l'hygiène internationale, Traité d'hygiène publique et Le choléra" ---- Bariéty & Coury pp. 761 & 808 ---- Phthisie de cause externe ; opération de l'empyème - De l'air dans le thorax qui arrêtait la respiration et a causé la mort - Dothienentérite ; pleurésie et pneumothorax à droite - Epanchement pleurétique avec pneumothorax et tubercules pulmonaires et intestinaux - etc. Achille Adrien Proust [1834-1903], the father of Marcel Proust, was one of the founders of public health medicine, food hygiene and epidemiology. He made an exceptional contribution to understanding how to control cholera, promoting the idea that "Questions of international hygiene reach beyond the borders established by politics. Lemercier's thesis, which was overseen by Proust, is dedicated to him and Proust is included in the list of the faculty under "Hygiene". Proust's famous son did not have a very high opinion of doctors, writing: "For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill".Rare. PERFECT COPY LIKE NEW - - - Magnifique exemplaire fleurs de coins ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque reproduisant sa signature olographe sur la page de titre Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Crónica de la Provincia de Avila. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Segovia. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Burgos. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Logroño. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Soria. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Santander.

      Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, Editores, 1866 - 1870 ("Crónica General de España"). Seis tomos en un volúmen en folio; 64 pp. y 4 láminas + 95 pp. y 6 láminas + 112 pp. y 7 láminas + 63 pp. y 4 láminas + 80 pp. y 5 láminas + 126 pp. y 8 láminas. Las seis obras contienen además ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación de época, en media piel fina.

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        Storia d'Italia dal 1850 al 1866 continuata da quella di Giuseppe La Farina?

      Guigoni 1866 Quattro volumi di cm. 23, pp. 1013 (3); 1499 (5); 704; 1004. Con 3 carte geografiche (raffiguranti l'Italia e la Corsica) e 9 piani di batttaglie risorgimentali su 8 tavole (Ancona, Volturno, Milazzo, Gaeta, Montebello, Palestro, Magenta, Solferino e Castelfidardo). Il tutto in litografia su tavole ripiegate fuori testo (alcune di grandi dimensioni). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche rada fioritura, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Iccu cita un'ulteriore tavola all'ultimo volume, qui non presente. Esemplare proveniente dalla collezione dello storico bolognese Ugo Lenzi, di cui appare il timbro di possesso.

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        Oeuvres complètes d'H. de Balzac (20 Tomes - Complet) : Scènes de la Vie Privée (Tomes I, II, III, IV) : Scènes de la Vie de Province (Tomes V, VI, VII, VIII) ; Scènes de la Vie Parisienne (Tomes IX, X, XI, XII) ; Scènes de la Vie Militaire (Tome XIII) ; Etudes Philosophiques (Tomes XIV, XV, XVI) ; Sècnes de la Vie Parisienne (Tomes XVII et XVIII) ; Théâtre (Tome XIX) ; Contes Drôlatiques (Tome XX).

      Vve Alexandre Houssiaux 1866 20 vol. in-8 reliure début XXe demi-basane marron et verte (couleur variant en fonction des séries), Vve Alexandre Houssiaux, 1865-1866, très nomb. ill. hors texte (de 6 à 8 par volume), couv. conservées dans plusieurs volumes Exemplaire bien complet de la célèbre édition Houssiaux. Etat très satisfaisant ( qq. rel. frottées, mq. un faux-titre et titre dans un des vol., qq. mouill. anciennes, le texte est généralement frais, les gravures sont uniformément brunies). Français

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        The SCENERY Of ITHACA And The HEAD WATERS Of The CAYUGA LAKE, as Portryed by Different Writers

      Spence Spencer Ithaca NY:: Spence Spencer,. 1866.. 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". 1st edition (Sabin 89381). 153 pp.. Terra-cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering.. VG+ (lt soil & wear to cloth).. Illustrated with woodcuts & 20 tipped-in contemporary photographs,

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        Beretning om den inrternationale fiskeriudstilling i Bergen i aret 1865. Udgivet af Udstillings-Committen.

      Bergen. J. D. Beyers Bogtryckeri. [1866] 4:o. 30 x 22,5 cm. Title + contents leaf + XXVI pp. + 54 pp. (including plate list) + 28 lithographed plates + 4 (of 5) albumin photographs (1 photograph missing). Gilt title at the front board. New boards with the original cloth laid down. New spine and end papers. Stained boards. Title faded. Creases, a few stains and several repaired tears to the text. The photographs of the swedish and the dutch departments somewhat faded. A little foxing and browning to the lithographs.. This is probably the first norwegian book with pasted photographs. The book is an account of the 1865 international fishing-exhibition in Bergen, Norway. The book contains original photos showing the different exhibition departments of Norway, Sweden, England and Holland. The fifth - missing - photo shows the exterior of the exhibition hall. The company name "Meyer & Nicolaysen - .Bergen" can be found below the photo of the norwegian department. There are also 28 lithographic plates depicting equipment, nets, fishing boats, storage buildings etc. Rare

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        STORIA GENERALE DELL INQUISIZIONE CORREDATA DA RARISSIMI DOCUMENTI. OPERA POSTUMA COLLA VITA DELL AUTORE.... SECONDA EDIZIONE RIVEDUTA E MIGLIORATA. MILANO, BORRONI. NAPOLI, MEROLLA 1866 1866

      MILANO, BORRONI. NAPOLI, MEROLLA 1866OPERA POSTUMA COLLA VITA DELL' AUTORE. SECONDA EDIZIONE RIVEDUTA E MIGLIORATA. 4 VOLUMI RILEGATI IN 2, M. TELA RECENTE. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE. 598 PP. , 1 F.B. ; 598, (2) PP. ; 595, (3) PP., 1 F.B.; 598, (2) PP. NUMEROSE ILLUSTRAZIONI N.T. E COMPLESSIVE 102 TAVOLE F.T. DELLE QUALI 48 A COLORI. EDIZIONE LA PIÙ COMPLETA DI QUEST' OPERA RARA. VEKENE, BIBLIOTHECA HISTORIAE SANCTAE INQUISITIONIS, 1171.

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        The Queen v. Beaney. Extraordinary Charge of Murder Against A Medical Man in Consequence of A Diseased Womb Being Ruptured After Death

      Melbourne W B Stephens 1866. G- In Good (minus) condition. Covers rubbed and lightly marked. Wear to spine with some loss and splitting. Spine darkened. Endpapers soiled. Corners bumped. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library First Edition Red hardback cloth cover xi, 244pp :: 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6")

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        The SCENERY Of ITHACA And The HEAD WATERS Of The CAYUGA LAKE, as Portryed by Different Writers

      Ithaca NY:: Spence Spencer,. 1866.. 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". 1st edition (Sabin 89381). 153 pp.. Terra-cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering.. VG+ (lt soil & wear to cloth).. Illustrated with woodcuts & 20 tipped-in contemporary photographs,

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        Forty Three Days in an Open Boat Harper's Magazine 1866-1867 Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine

      Hardcover, Fair. "Harper & Brothers, New York December 1866 to May 1867. Harper's Magazine. Binding Copy. Leather Spine. Lettered in gold at the spine. Illustrated. Harper's Magazine 1866 contains Mark Twain's Forty Three Days in an Open Boat which is Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine. The story is attributed in the table of contents to """"Mark Swain"""". Scarce. Condition: Binding Copy, hardbound with a leather spine, missing the front and rear board, front endpaper present and stamped ex-library copy, foxing."

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians with letters and notes written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes now existing

      London: J.E. Adlard for Henry G.Bohn, 1866. 2 volumes, octavo. (9 5/16 x 5 3/4 inches). 313 hand-coloured etchings on 180 plates, including 3 maps (1 folding and printed in colours). (Upper outer corner of plate 105 torn away, clean tears to plates 151 and 179, all in vol.II). Experlty bound to style in red half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, with others with alternate decoration of either a large tool of a shoulder-length portrait of an Indian, or a tool showing a crossed peace-pipe and tomahawk, gilt edges. Deluxe issue: one of approximately twelve copies with the plates printed in outline and entirely coloured by hand. This book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented here remain the most important body of illustrative material of American Indian life in the American West. This is a later edition of Catlins' Letters and Notes ..., styled the "10th edition" on the titlepage: the London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above.What is important in this copy is the coloured plates. According to Sabin "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well." - Sabin knew Bohn personally and was therefore certainly in a position to know. He goes on to state that 'Such copies are worth $60 a set' (this was probably a bit optimistic, and, in fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. But, in comparison, a copy of the Indian Portfolio... sold for only $1.50). Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates coloured, however, given the quality of the work involved and the lack of any contemporary evidence amongst Bohn's advertising material of a more generally available coloured issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely coloured. It is impossible to identify the colourist, but it was quite possibly was one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonheur. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, and include a number of portraits of individual Indians. Clark III:141; Field 260; Howes C241; McCracken 8K; cf. G.A.Miles & W.S.Reese America Pictured to the Life 55 (1848 edition); Pilling 685; Sabin 11537; Streeter Sale 4277; Wagner-Camp 84.

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        Forty-three Days In An Open Boat [In: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866]

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Periodical. A handsome copy of Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866) ; containing Mark Twain's "Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat". Original wraps in still Very Good condition with light scattered foxing and little chipping. Scarce ; Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat was Twain's first appearance in a national publication and given the lack of visibility at the time, attributed to "Mark Swain" .

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        Estudios sobre la degeneración y regeneración del sistema nervosio.Madrid: Hijos de Nicolás Moza, 1913-14. First edition.

      Exceptional presentation copy, to neuroanatomist Jean Nageotte (1866-1948), of the extremely rare first edition of this this classic work on the degeneration and regeneration of nervous tissue by the father of modern neuroscience. "The most complete work on the subject so far written." (Garrison-Morton 560.1). The preface to the first English edition of 1928 asserts that 'This book may be considered, without exaggeration, as unpublished in Europe and North America' since nearly all the copies of the 1913-1914 edition were distributed to South American subscribers. We know of just one other copy (not inscribed by Cajal as here) auctioned in 1995. Cajal presentations are very rare.<br/><br/> Ramón y Cajal's publications are notable for the clarity and detail of their illustration, based on their author's skill in drawing nerve cells as viewed under the microscope. His ability to observe nerve fibers and processes depended in part on new techniques of staining which he developed in conjunction with Camillo Golgi. Ramón y Cajal and Golgi shared the Nobel Prize in 1906. "The work of Santiago Ramn y Cajal provided the foundation for present concepts of the cellular composition of the nervous system. Improving and refining existing histological techniques and developing new ones of his own, he demonstrated the microscopic anatomy of the brain as it had never before been seen, and correlated the cellular structures of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord with their functions, giving neurophysiology for the first time a firm anatomic base" (Grolier <i>Medicine</i>, p. 311).<br/><br/> After having published his <i>Textura</i> (1899-1904) "Ramón y Cajal next turned his attention to the problem of traumatic degeneration and regeneration of nervous structures. He did this in response to what he considered a dangerous revival of the reticularist theory. The main facts had not been in dispute since the work of Waller, Rainier, and others nearly half a century earlier; but there were two schools of thought about precisely how the degenerated peripheral end of the cut axon was restored to structural and functional continuity with its nerve cell. The polygenesists, who earlier had included E. F. A. Vulpian and C. E. Brown-Séquard and whose leader at the time was A. T. J. Bethe, maintained that the regenerated peripheral fibers were the result of progressive transformation and eventual fusion of the Schwann cells which had sheathed the degenerated fibers. The monogenesists, to whom Ramón y Cajal belonged, said that the regenerated fibers were the result of sprouting from the cylinders of the central stump, still in continuity with their nerve cells, and saw their opponents as reviving the reticular theory of nerve continuity in thinly disguised form. Ramón y Cajal, using his reduced silver nitrate method of staining, fully confirmed the monogenesist theory. The results of these researches were collected and published in 1913-1914 as <i>Estudios sobre la degeneración y regeneración del sistema nervioso</i>, still the fullest account of the subject. (D.W. Taylor in DSB).. 2 volumes, 8vo (207 x 140 mm), bound with the original front printed wrappers in fine half morocco, inscribed by Ramón Cajal on the title page of the first volume 'Hommage des auteurs', front wrapper with former owner's signature 'D[octeur Jean Nageotte', pp xii 414 [2:blank]; viii 401 [3:blank], numerous illustrations throughout. A fine and clean copy. Ramón Cajal's works were mostly printed on poor paper and are normally found in quite bad condition, this copy is certainly the exception

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        Brand.

      1. utgave. Kjøbenhavn 1866. 8vo. 271 s.. Privat skinnbind. Bind av Anker Kysters eftf. Et fint eksemplar

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        History and General Description of New France.... Translated, with notes, by John Gilmary Shea [Six Volumes].

      Imperial 8vo. (11.25 x 8 inches) Three quarter morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt rules, gilt titles in two compartments, rosettes in four, marbled endpapers. First edition. Illus. with 18 maps, 15 plates, and 4 facsimiles. Sabin 12137. Field 285. Howes C307. Larned 3617. TPL 189. The first translation into English of this "celebrated and important work" (Sabin) of Charlevoix, who "had command of invaluable sources and shows undoubted cleverness, " (Larned p. 413). Very good or better exceptionally clean and wide-margined copies, minor rubbing, closed tears to two maps, owner's bookplates on front paste downs.

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        Le Japon...1863-1864, in Le Tour du Monde. Nouveau Journal des Voyages 1866-1869 [Six Volumes].

      4to. Cloth. First edition. Illus. with 356 steel engravings and 1 map. The full 6 volumes (2600 pp.) containing the complete run of 23 parts of Humbert's report on Japan (Nos. 340-344; 359-361; 384-386; 415-417; 448-450; 492-495; 508-9) spread over 4 years (xiv:16-80 pp.; 305-352 pp.; xv: 289-336 pp.; xvi: 369-416 pp.; xviii: 65-112 pp.; xix: 353-416 pp.; xx: 193-224 pp.). Aime Humbert (1818-1900), minister plenipotentiary, was sent by Switzerland as the head its first trade delegation to Japan in 1863. During his nearly year long stay he recorded his observations of Japanese society, religion, history, and law. "His vivid descriptions of Japanese legal processes, in which the sword and the bamboo stave played important roles, make it easy to understand why western governments insisted on 'extra-territoriality' in their treaties.. 'The repression of common offences' he wrote 'is marked from beginning to end by ferocity', " (Neil Pedlar: The Imported Pioneers: Westerners Who Helped Build Modern Japan, p184). This is the first appearance of this work which was later printed in book form as 'Le Japon Illustre' (Hachette, 1870) and then in English as 'Japan and the Japanese Illustrated' (1874). Also included are articles and illustrations on the Exploration of High Asia, the Pubjab, Kashmir, the Caucuses, Sudan, the Volga, Babylonia, Brazil, South America, New Caledonia, Peru, Abyssinia, Spain, Loire Mines, Alaska, and Florida plus an additional 1600 steel engravings and 67 maps. Very good, the occasional scuff to boards, tiny chip to head of one spine, a few spine ends bumped, faint dampstain to the upper margin of one volume, scattered foxing throughout but mainly to margins, the odd tear, engravings quite sharp and clean, bindings tight. A nice set.

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        Arrigo da Quarto al Volturno cinque canti.

      Pisa, Nistri 1866 In-16, pp. 277, (3), bella legatura recente in pieno marocchino con falsi nervi, titolo e fregi in oro. Rinforzato il margine davanti di qualche pagina con carta giapponese. Esemplare marginoso. Rarissima edizione originale stampata in poche copie.

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        THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS AND OTHER POEMS.

      First Edition. Macmillan and Co. 1866.. pp216. Sm.8vo. The binding is full levant morocco, being rubber, by Maclchose of Glasgow. aeg. VG. This binding has been made by a master craftsman as opposed to a jobber binder and is contemporary with the date of the book. To have a book bound like this in this day and age would be between £300-£500 per volume.However this volume offered here may show a bit of wear but is still extremely attractive as a library furnishing. For the price stated here it is excellent value.With two designs by D.G. Rossetti. Library Furnishing US$0

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        A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, From the Year After the Oxford Parliament (1259) to the Commencement of the Continental War (1793),

      compiled entirely from Original and Contemporaneous Records, First Edition, 7 vols bound in 8, complete, 711; 714; 775; 779; 849; 768; 966pp large octavo, library buckram, a few neat library marks including early uninked embossed armorial paper stamps but a good clean set, rarely round complete and in the first edition, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1866- 1902. * PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823 - 1890), known as Thorold Rogers, English economist and Member of Parliament, deployed historical and statistical methods to analyze some of the key economic and social questions in Victorian England. Rogers became the first Tooke Professor of Statistics and Economic Science at King's College London, from 1859 until his death. During this time he also held the Drummond professorship of political economy at All Souls College, Oxford between 1862 and 1867. He became a friend and follower of Richard Cobden, an advocate for free trade, nonintervention in Europe and an end to imperial expansion, whom he met during his first tenure as Drummond professor. Rogers said of Cobden, "he knew that ... political economy ... was, or ought to be, eminently inductive, and that an economist without facts is like an engineer without materials or tools." Rogers himself supplied this necessary wealth of facts with this, his most influential work; the 7-volume History of Agriculture and Prices in England from 1259 to 1795.

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        ARCHIVE Of SHUMAN FAMILY LETTER CORRESPONDENCE, August 1862 - September 1866

      Divers locations:. 1862 - 1866.. 34 autograph letters Ð 34 sheets/105.5 pp. - most with envelopes, to and from John and his family. 24 letters from John to family; 2 letters to John; 6 letters to/from Barney Shuman, JohnÕs father; and 2 letters from an Eliza Watson to Jacob Stroman (Shuman? JohnÕs brother). A complete listing of the letters in the archive, with snippets of each, available on request.. Slight water damping to first letter, though with minimal ink. blurring. Overall condition - Very Good or better.. John Shuman was a young man of 23 or so in August 1862 when he volunteered for service with the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers to fight for the Union in the American Civil War. As these letters testify, he felt good about his decision, and as most men did at that time, believed that the war would be short-lived. As we know, the war lasted longer than John expected, but this Union soldier would not see the end. John fell victim to the #1 cause of death during the American Civil War Ð not gunshot, or cannon ball; neither shrapnel or saber. John died of chronic diarrhea/dysentery on August 14, 1863, in the camp hospital at Decherd Station, Tennessee. John Shuman is buried in the Stones River Battlefield National Cemetery, site 2213, with other Union dead. The letters John & his family left behind are descriptive of camp life, and in particular, the various illnesses that plagued both armies... Dec 10. '62: "... we had a hard fight the other day but our company came out safe they was seventeen wonted [sic - wounded] out of our regiment and 2 kill[ed]... Mar 30, '63: "... let you know I had all my money taken the other night ... every cent I had I laid in my bed .. and it was taken out from under my head ..." Apr 25, '63: "I am not very well jus not for I had the ague yesterday but I am taking quinine to day to stop it." May 21, '63: " ... we drawed our money the other day I drawed seventy dolars [sic] .." Jul 28, '63. John's last letter home. "I am not very well for now I have got direah very bad I am in the hospital now..." John dies a little over 2 weeks later. A wonderful mss snapshot of a civil war soldier's experiences, including the very unsanitary circumstances of camp life. NB. There was some question as to the proper spelling of JohnÕs last name. In reading the handwriting, it appeared to us as Shuman. The census records have the family name as Shurman, and there are, and were, many Shurmans in Wolcottvile, Indiana, where John and his family lived. While the office responsible for removing the soldiersÕ remains from Decherd Station, Tennessee to the cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, gives his name as Shuman, the grave marker and index to the cemetery lists him as John Sherman. In History Eighty-Eights Indiana Volunteers Infantry, published in 1895, John is listed as John Shewman. In cataloging these letters, we decided on Shuman.

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