The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1866

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

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

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE BELTON ESTATE

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
 4.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Panorama of Istanbul from the Western bank of the Bosphorus.

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

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Bücher!!]
 6.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        The Great Architect; As Manifested in the Material Universe

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

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Bücher!!]
 8.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Die Anomalien der Refraction und Accommodation des Auges.

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

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
 9.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Die preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen Quellen. Zoologischer Theil, erster Band: Allgemeines und Wirbelthiere; zweiter Band: Die Landschnecken und Botanischer Thei: Die Tange.

      Gailingen, Verlag der königleichen geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R.v. Decker), Berlin 1866, 1867 und 1876. - 412 S. mit 15 meist farbig. lith. Tafeln - 447 S. mit 22 häufig farbig. lith. Tafeln - 152 S. mit 8 s/w lith. Tafeln (botanischer Teil), Der "botanische Theil" angebunden in Band 1! ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3160 Groß 8°, Original-Leinen mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, Original-Broschur miteingebunden, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsätzen und Titel, Kanten leicht berieben, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Carta Topografica degli Stati Estensi e Paesi Limitrofi estesa alla parte della Monarchia Austriaca ov'è stata in accantonamento la Reale Ducale Brigata Estense dal 1859 al 1863

      Venezia 1866 - Interessante carta geografica in litografia realizzata a corredo del volume: "Giornale della R. Ducale Brigata Estense dal 1 Gennaio 1859 al 24 Settembre 1863" pubblicato a Venezia nel 1866 dalla Tipografia Emiliana Editore presso la Litografia Kirchmayr. Autore dell'accurato disegno è Vincenzo Bolobanovich. Storicamente e' l'ultima rapprsentazione del Ducato Estense. Dimensioni 590 890mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Lettres obstétricales. Traduit de l'allemand par le professeur Alph. Morpain. Avec une introduction et des notes par J.A. Stoltz

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1866, in-8, XII-268 pp, demi-chagrin brun, dos à faux nerfs, Envoi du traducteur au professeur Liouville. 22 lettres, publiées après la mort de l'auteur. Eduard Caspar Jacob von Siebold (1801-1861) fut professeur d'accouchements à l'Université de Göttingen. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris et étiquette ex-dono de la bibliothèque des Liouville. Épidermures au dos.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 12.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Pemaquid Pt. to Fletchers Neck

      Published by the Admiralty, London 1866 - Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Two joined sheets. Image size: 37 1/2 x 39 1/2 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 A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Über den physiologische Wirkung räumlich vertheilter Lichtreize. (Dritte Abhandlung.) (Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 4. October 1866.) Sonder-Abdruck aus dem LIV. Bd. der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akad. der Wissenschaften. II. Abth. October-Heft, Jahrg. 1866.

      [Wien), -, 1866. 16 S. OBrosch. Mit den zwei Tafeln. - Hds. Buchstabe a. T., angestaubt, Lichtschatten, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin; N-H-T; Technik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 14.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        FERROVIA TORINO - CIRIE' - LANZO. REGISTRO DELLE ESPROPRIAZIONI.

      (Codice LO/6435) Registro (cm 44,5x32), più di 250 doppie pagine non numerate, in parte non utilizzate. Vi sono riportati a penna in bella grafia i nomi e cognomi dei proprietari, i dati catastali e le coerenze dei terreni espropriati, loro superficie, valore, date dei rogiti (dal 1866 e anni seguenti), eventuali note. Frontespizio a stampa. Solida legatura originale in mezza pergamena, etichetta a penna al piatto. Ottimo stato. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
 15.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Schreiben mit eigenh. U. ("Maximiliano").

      Palais de Mexico, 20. IX. 1866. - 1¼ SS. 4to. In spanischer Sprache an Carlos Oronoz, Gouverneur von Oaxaca: Dankesschreiben in Anerkennung seiner mannigfachen Verdienste um das Land. - Mit kleinen Einrissen bzw. Papierdurchbrüchen in den Faltungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 16.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        An Essay on the Resolution of Algebraic Equations

      Dublin, Hodges, Smith, 1866, in-8, XII-122-[2] pages, toile de l'éditeur, Cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé Étiquette en pied du dos. Toile passée, trace d'humidité en tête du plat supérieur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 17.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Eskimoiske Eventyr og Sagn.

      Oversatte efter de Indfødte Fortælleres Opskrifter og Meddelelser. 2 bd. (Vol. 2: Supplement indeholdende et Tillæg om Eskimoerne). Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1866-71. Med 2 litografier i farver, 5 plancher, 1 kort, illustr. i teksten samt fotomontage "Portraiter af Grönlændere i Kolonierne Sukkertoppens og Godthaabs Distrikter 1862-63". VI + [2] + 376; X + 262 s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i ét smukt privat helpergamentbind med håndskrevet titel på ryg og forperm. Bindet signeret G. Hedberg. Eksemplaret har tilhørt kunstneren Albert Engström og bærer dennes signatur og ex libris. Illustrationerne er udført af indfødte kunstnere. De to farvelitografier og kortet er trykt af Lars Møller i Grønland, se bl.a. Oldendow, Bogtrykkerkunsten i Grønland s.138ff. Lauridsen VIII,312 + 322. DBL(3),12,244: "(Rink) fandt .. tid til studiet af denne befolknings fortid og kultur, og derved reddede han mangt og meget fra at gå endegyldigt tabt." Enkelte blade let plettet, men i øvrigt smukt eksemplar af denne sjældne og eftertragtede bog.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
 18.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Book of American Pastimes, Containing a History of the Principal Base Ball, Cricket, Rowing and Yachting Clubs of the United States

      Published by The Author, New York 1866 - First edition. Reddish-brown cloth gilt. 556pp. Tiny early owner's name, corners a little rubbed and bumped, a very good or better copy with one signature slightly sprung, still an unusually nice copy of a very important, self-published book. Over 150 pages are devoted to baseball. Grobani in his definitive Guide to Baseball Literature characterizes this book under General Histories as G1 and comments: "Sketches of all National Association Clubs. The definitive history of early baseball." Almost always found in deplorable condition, this is a nice copy and very uncommon thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ninth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park, for the Year ending with December 31, 1865

      Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers, New York 1866 - First edition. Octavo. pp. [1-7] 8-135 [136 (blank)]. With 10 lithographic plates (including three folded maps) and two mounted albumen photographs. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth over boards, re-backed with most of the original spine laid down, title in gold on the front board. Small bookplate on the front pastedown. Some loss at the spine ends, the final letterpress leaf (with attached free endpaper) is neatly detached, the back joint is split (with the board firmly reattached), else very good with a few faint creases to the large folded map. This Ninth Annual Report describes and illustrates the many improvements and progress of the work on Central Park up through January 1st, 1866. It features four handsome tinted lithographic plates depicting "The Lake" (frontispiece), a "Drinking Place for Horses", the "Tunnel and Traffic Road", and the "Statue of Commerce". Also included is a color plate of the "Gonfalon at the Terrace" (bearing the arms of the City of New York), and a large folded color lithographic "Map of the Central Park" (measuring approximately 34" x 9"). Also of interest are the two mounted oval albumen photographs of the Rustic Bridge and Boat Landing: as the new technology of photography became more commercially viable, they most likely were used in place of wood-engraved illustrations. Included also are two additional folded maps, and two additional plates (with schematic illustrations of the park's retaining walls and drainage system). Very scarce: OCLC locates only three copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum CSEL [ Critical Editions of the Works of the Latin Church Fathers - Rare complete run of the first 70 issues of the series, 1866 / 1942 in 82 bindings ]

      Vindobonae / Lipsiae, Hoelder-Pichler-Tempsky / Becker & Erler, 1866-1942. 82 bindings [79 library bindings with original paper cover preserved; 21.5x14 cm. and 3 in original wrappers; 23x15 cm.] - (library tickets, stamps, used, few spines broken, paper sl. browned) Although still acceptable/good set, text is complete, see picture. More pictures on request. 'Sulpicius Severus, Minucius Felix, Cyprianus, Arnobius, Orosius, Ennodius, Victor Vitensis, Salvianus Massiliensis, Eugippius, Sedulius, Claudianus Mamertus, Augustinus, Cassianus, Lucifer Calaritanus, Lactantius, Paulinus Nolanus, Ambrosius, Tertullianus, etc...

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Documents attesting to the Civil War service of the Maryland slave, Alexander Chase, in the 7th United States Colored Infantry and his death in the Post Hospital at Indianola Texas

      Maryland and Virginia, 1866. Very good. These two documents include a statement of service and death at the Indianola Texas Post Hospital of Alexander Chase while serving in Company E, 7th Regiment, U. S. Colored Troops Volunteers and the 4-page State of Maryland Bounty claim and receipt documenting its payment to his wife, Margaret. The statement of service and death is signed by Margaret with her mark, an "x". The claim is supported by signed testimony from Solomon Jackson, an elderly African-American "preacher of the M. E. (Methodist Episcopal) Church," that he married the couple on December 28, 1863. Two revenue stamps are affixed to the document: a 2-cent orange Bank Check stamp (Scott # R6) and a 2-cent orange Certificate stamp (Scott #R8). The documents are in nice shape; they have been glued together along their top margins. Although Maryland was a slave state, it never seceded from the Union, so its slaves were not freed with the Emancipation Proclamation. They could instead, however, earn their freedom by enlisting in the Army with or without their masters' consent. In September of 1863, the War Department authorized Colonel William Birney to raise an infantry regiment, the 7th Regiment of United States Colored Troops, from the slaves and free blacks of Maryland. Men who enlisted were to receive a bounty of $50 for signing up, and if they completed their tour successfully, they were to receive an additional discharge bonus of $50. To make the loss of a slave more palatable, slave owner's who could prove their ownership of an enlistee were also entitle to a $100 bounty. Chase was the property of R. J. and Mary Goldsmith when he enlisted on 1 September 1863. Initially, the regiment was sent to Florida and South Carolina where its daily routine of garrison and guard duty was occasionally interrupted with a skirmish or two. Chase, however, did not deploy with the unit. Instead, he was detailed by Birney to serve as a recruiter in Baltimore. He rejoined the regiment in early January, and it is while in Baltimore that he and Margaret married. By August of 1864, the 7th had moved into central Virginia where it served in the siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, There, Chase participated in the 2nd Battle of Deep Bottom (Fussel's Mill). Following General Lee's surrender, the regiment moved to Texas for duty along the Rio Grande. While in Texas, Chase contracted dysentery and was hospitalized at Indianola where he died on 31 December 1865. In addition to the two original documents in this group, I've included photostat excerpts from Stanley's official Army record as well as documentation showing that he was a slave belonging to the Goldsboroughs at the time of his enlistment. Although Colored Troops discharges are relatively uncommon, they turn up regularly at auction. Almost all, however, are for African-Americans who were free men before the war began or who were freed as the result of the Emancipation Proclamation. Documents for actual slaves who enlisted from the slave states that remained in the Union (Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri) are very scarce. As of 2017, other than similar papers I have for the former slave, Algy Stanley, there are none for sale in the trade and no auction records at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. Although there are no similar institutional records per OCLC, OCLC does identify "one certificate . . . freeing a slave and his family as a reward for his service in the Confederate army.," which is located at the New York Historical Society.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Biglietto da visita di Giuseppe Verdi con notazione manoscritta del Maestro.

      - Biglietto da visita in formato cm.6x9,5. In basso la nota, manoscritta di pugno del Maestro con la sua classica grafìa, la notazione "Con mille ringraziamenti". Sul biglietto non compare alcuna altra notazione, e non è presente la busta, ma il biglietto proviene dalla biblioteca del giureconsulto parmigiano Emilio Costa, dei cui servigi, evidentemente, Verdi si servì in occasione che non è dato individuare. Emilio Costa (Parma, 14 giugno 1866 ? Bologna, 25 giugno 1926) fu un celebre giurista italiano. Docente di Storia del diritto romano a Parma e a Bologna, si occupò delle fonti non giuridiche dell'antichità classica, lasciando, fra i suoi principali scritti, "Cicerone giureconsulto", "Il diritto romano privato nelle commedie di Plauto", "La locazione di cose nel diritto romano". 50 gr.

      [Bookseller: studio bibliografico pera s.a.s.]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        OPZOOMER--- Album 'Kleine stukjes van C.W. en A. Opzoomer'. Manuscript, 4°, geb. in fraaie leren band, ca. 1844-1856, ca. 50 pag.

      De band bevat voornamelijk gedichten door C.W. Opzoomer en enkele door A. Opzoomer. Veelal vertaald uit het Duits. Alle gedateerd en vele met correcties in handschrift. Voorts 3 tekeningen in potlood, ook door C.W. Opzoomer. Hierbij: een manuscript 'Hoe ik aan een vrouw kwam', naar F. Reuter (1866) door C.W. Opzoomer en een gedicht Heimweh nach Rügen door E.M. Arndt.M12193

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
 24.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick (2 volume set)

      Alnwick; Henry Hunter Blair, 1866. - Vol I 1866, Vol II 1868-9. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Volume I : vi, [4], 480 pp; Volume II : vi, 481 pp, [1], xxiv. Woodcuts in text plus 21 plates and portrait of the Author (complete). Book Condition: Very Good. Two volume set in half calf with marbled paper boards. Five raised bands, black labels with gilt titles to spines, gilt foliate decoration to compartments and blind-tooled decoration to boards; endpapers and edges marbled. Plate 5 to Volume I detached with associated soiling & creasing to edge. Scuffed area to front pastedowns (where bookplate has been removed? ) and name of former owner John Storey inscribed to ffep of each. Sporadic foxing mainly to early and late leaves. Edges rubbed with light wear to corners and foredge; light scuffing to boards. Tate was a Freeman of Alnwick and the publication of this history of his home town was marked by a special banquet at the town hall. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Keel Row Bookshop Ltd ABA/ILAB/PBFA]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oxford University- Oriel College Carte-de-Visite Photo Album circa 1866

      Oxford: No Publisher Listed.. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, only copy. Diced morocco binding with a gilt "E.B." on front board. All edges gilt. Carte-de-Visite photos taken by the Southwell Brothers and the Catford Brothers. Sheet included featuring picture identifications. Features: J.A. Birch, photograph of unidentified ruins, Provost of Oriel, Dean of Oriel, W.W. Kettlewell, J.A. Barrington, Percy Bernard, C.G. Heathcote, E. Capel, Aug. B. Donaldson, D. Meinhertzhagen, M.L. Cumming, J.M.N. Forsyth, R. Hodgson, W. Woodall, Evelyn Heathcote, H.B. King, R. Hodgson, W. Robinson, F. de H. Larpent, Sir Darcy Legard, O. Spencer Smith, J. Bird, J.A. Brooke, J.S. Chesships, F. de Hochfield Sarpent, W.G.G. Pasker, George Bond, H.J.G. Wanney, E.A. Whittuck, O.S.L. Smith, D.W. Legard, H.P. Price, Clifford Haney, Theo R. Munro, W.R. M'Grath, W.F. Rose, W.G. Robinson, A dog called "Gelert", the Oxford Rowing Crew. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 50 pages .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Hudson's 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.

      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, An extremelyrare pamphlet relating to the Hudson's Bay Company's struggles to maintain controlling land interests in North America, mainly in Western Canada. In 1869, the HBC would give up vast lands in North America and be compensated just £300,000 for them, a sum far lower than the many millions the land was supposed to be worth. ?Dodds belonged to the whole-hoggers among the shareholders. He would be satisfied with five million for the lands of the Hudson?s Bay Company, and implied that the offer of a million was a joke. What his opinion was when Sir Stafford Northcote made the Company take £300,000 and a twentieth of the land, it would be difficult to imagine? - Goodspeed. This copy identified as ?Second Thousand? on the titlepage. Includes the perforated Shareholder's Notice still bound in after the text, not readily included in paginations of other copies of this title. Scarce in institutions, and almost never encountered in the market. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oxford University- Oriel College Carte-de-Visite Photo Album circa 1866

      Oxford: No Publisher Listed.. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, only copy. Diced morocco binding with a gilt "E.B." on front board. All edges gilt. Carte-de-Visite photos taken by the Southwell Brothers and the Catford Brothers. Sheet included featuring picture identifications. Features: J.A. Birch, photograph of unidentified ruins, Provost of Oriel, Dean of Oriel, W.W. Kettlewell, J.A. Barrington, Percy Bernard, C.G. Heathcote, E. Capel, Aug. B. Donaldson, D. Meinhertzhagen, M.L. Cumming, J.M.N. Forsyth, R. Hodgson, W. Woodall, Evelyn Heathcote, H.B. King, R. Hodgson, W. Robinson, F. de H. Larpent, Sir Darcy Legard, O. Spencer Smith, J. Bird, J.A. Brooke, J.S. Chesships, F. de Hochfield Sarpent, W.G.G. Pasker, George Bond, H.J.G. Wanney, E.A. Whittuck, O.S.L. Smith, D.W. Legard, H.P. Price, Clifford Haney, Theo R. Munro, W.R. M'Grath, W.F. Rose, W.G. Robinson, A dog called "Gelert", the Oxford Rowing Crew. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 50 pages .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Post-Civil War promissory note documenting a loan of $2,500 made by Admiral David G. Farragut to John Henry Brooks, his Steward aboard the Flagship USS Hartford

      Washington, DC, 1866. Unbound. Very good. This partially printed promissory note measures approximately 8" x 3.5". In it Brooks promises to repay Farragut $40/month (with interest) for a total of 58 months. (Schneller's biography, Farragut: America's First Admiral states that the total value of the loan was $2,500). The note is signed twice by Brooks, once on each side, and once by Farragut on the reverse. Docketing on the reverse indicates the note was paid off on June 20th, 1871. Brooks became the admiral's steward in January of 1864 until the end of the war and was at his side during the Battle of Mobile Bay, the most decisive naval engagement of the Civil War. Farragut, a southerner who became the Admiral of the Union Navy, never clearly expressed his views on slavery or African-Americans, and his references about them in his official writings were always neutral. Perhaps, his relationship with Brooks provides a clue; it isn't every Admiral who would loan his steward enough money to purchase a nice home in Washington, DC., and at least one biographer reports that Brooks considered Farragut to be a "good friend." A unique piece of history that documents Admiral Farragut's relationship with his African-American steward.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The Oberland and Its Glaciers explored and illustrated with Ice-Axe and Camera

      London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. Book measures 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Collation, 28 mounted albumen photographs by Ernest Edwards; double-page lithographed map. xii, 243 pages. Bound in original publishers decorative gilt blue cloth, full gilt edges. Cloth lightly rubbed on edges, slightly faded, minor abrasion wear, nick to cloth on top hinge joint. Generally binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, some light browing to endpapers, tannning to tissue guards, occasional very minor spotting. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A nice clean copy. . First Edition. Publishers Cloth. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Prometheus the Fire-Bringer (2 Copies)

      Edinburgh and Melbourne: Edmonston and Douglas and H.T. Dwight, Bookseller, 1866. Original wraps. Very good. The 1864 1st Scottish edition and the 1866 1st Australian edition. THE AUSTRALIAN EDITION IS INSCRIBED BY R.H. HORNE on the title page. Both copies are solid and VG in their original wrappers, with light chipping along the panel edges of the Scottish edition and light soiling to the rear panel of the Australian edition. Octavos, verse thruout. Also includes custom-made dark-green chemise (with bookplate of author John Drinkwater) and matching slipcase, with bright gilt-titling at the spine.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
 31.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Memoirs and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere.

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1866. From his Family Papers. 2 volumes, octavo. Contemporary tan calf, rebacked with the original spines laid down, raised bands, red and black morocco labels, remaining spine-compartments gilt-tooled, double gilt rules to sides, marbled edges and endpapers, inner dentelles gilt. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title page to each volume. Extremities and spines rubbed, small loss to one raised band, tips slightly worn, leather slightly dry along joints, faint marking to mottled sides from removal of tape, contents clean and fresh. A very good copy. First edition, presentation copy of the posthumously-edited memoirs of Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere, soldier and colonial administrator best-remembered for his actions in the Peninsular War and later as commander-in-chief of India, a post he held from 1825 to 1830. With an autograph letter signed from the author Mary, Viscountess Combermere presenting the book to one "Mr Marjoribanks", written on mourning stationery and mounted to the frontispiece recto of the first volume, with bookplates engraved with the monogram "E. M." and the Marjoribanks family motto "Advance with courage" to the front pastedowns. The recipient was probably Edward Marjoribanks (1776-1868), a banker of Scottish descent, senior partner at Coutts, and owner of Greenlands, a noted country house in Henley-on-Thames; his son Dudley was created Baron Tweedmouth in 1880, the title passing to his son, also Edward (1849-1909), who became an influential Liberal politician. Cotton (1773-1865) was commissioned into the 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers) in 1791, serving with the 6th Dragoon Guards in the Flanders Campaign before travelling to India with the 25th Light Dragoons in 1796. There he was present at the Siege of Seringapatam and met Arthur Wellesley, under whom he served in the Peninsula, in which campaign his brought him elevation to the peerage (as Baron Combermere, 1814) and the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath. He was governor of Barbados and commander of the West Indian forces from 1817 to 1820, and commander-in-chief, Ireland, from 1822 to 1825, when he returned to India on the personal recommendation of Wellington. As commander-in-chief he finally took the fortress of Bharatpur, "a menace to British rule ever since Lord Lake failed against it twenty years before" (ODNB), for which he was made a viscount in 1827, returning to England in 1830 and spending the following decades in the performance of his parliamentary duties and marrying married Mary, his literary executor and third wife, in 1838. A nice copy of a work unusually singled out in Bruce's bibliography of the British Army as "useful for the documents it prints".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        GARDNER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCH BOOK OF THE WAR

      Washington: Philip & Solomons, [1866]. FIRST EDITION. This is one of the first and greatest American photographic books ever published, and considered by many to be the most important book of its kind to come out of the American Civil War. Due to the technological limitations of the time, most of the subject matter here consists of fortifications, encampments, bloodied battlefields, ruins, and important civic buildings rather than the action of the battlefield. But by turning their lenses to these deceptively static scenes, Garder and his colleagues managed to capture of the most memorable photographs of the war, in turns haunting, poignant, and graphic. Some notable examples include "President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam," "A Harvest of Death," and the famously contraversial "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, Gettysburg". The latter, which depicts a fallen soldier and his rifle entrenched in a rocky setting, is now believed to have been partially staged by the photographer. Most of the original photographs in this work were taken by Alexander Gardner himself, with contributions by some of the most prominent figures in the field, including James Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan, David Knox, John Reekie, William R. Pywell, D.B. Woodbury, W. Morris Smith, Barnard & Gibson and Wood & Gibson. Gardner (1821-1882) also worked with the eminent American photographer Matthew Brady until 1862, when Gardner broke away to found his own studio. In addition to his "Sketch Book," Gardner is also remembered for his iconic photographs of President Lincoln, and was the only photographer admitted to the execution of those consipirators involved with the President's assassination. The present work was produced in a very small number (by most accounts no more than 200 copies) and was extremely expensive to produce due to the large number of images involved. Scholars have recently distinguished two slightly versions of the first edition: the earlier version contains the caption "Incidents of War" on all the mounts. Ours belongs to the second iteration, which omits the above phrase and adds plate numbers, but is in every other way identical. Although our copy contains some dampstaining to the margins, it is mercifully free of damage to all the images but one. The few similar examples at auction in the last ten years have fetched upwards of $200,000 or more (all in).. 425 x 320 mm. (16 3/4 x 12 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. Original publisher's black morocco over heavy boards, upper covers with gilt titling, publisher's monogram, and triple-ruled gilt borders, spines with raised bands and gilt compartments. WITH 100 ALBUMEN PRINTS DEPICTING IMAGES OF THE CIVIL WAR, each mounted on larger sheets of paper within a lithographed frame and captioned, and each preceded by a descriptive letterpress leaf. Front free end paper of first volume with a gift inscription dated 1867. Howes G64; Sabin 26635. Corners a touch bumped, head and tail of spine with minor wear, lower boards and a small section of the upper board of Volume II with some visible dampstaining, but still in very good shape overall; one photograph with some water damage (but only appearing to slightly wrinkle and lighten the image), some moderate dampstaining to the preliminary and final leaves (the stains somewhat darker in the second volume), light scattered foxing and dampstaining affecting the margins and just a few of the frames around the images, a little light fading around some of the images (most certainly due to age), but STILL A VERY GOOD SET, the images clear and crisp and the binding still entirely sound. This is one of the first and greatest American photographic books ever published, and considered by many to be the most important book of its kind to come out of the American Civil War. Due to the technological limitations of the time, most of the subject matter here consists of fortifications, encampments, bloodied battlefields, ruins, and important civic buildings rather than the action of the battlefield. But by turning their lenses to these deceptively static scenes, Garder and his colleagues managed to capture of the most memorable photographs of the war, in turns haunting, poignant, and graphic. Some notable examples include "President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam," "A Harvest of Death," and the famously contraversial "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, Gettysburg". The latter, which depicts a fallen soldier and his rifle entrenched in a rocky setting, is now believed to have been partially staged by the photographer. Most of the original photographs in this work were taken by Alexander Gardner himself, with contributions by some of the most prominent figures in the field, including James Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan, David Knox, John Reekie, William R. Pywell, D.B. Woodbury, W. Morris Smith, Barnard & Gibson and Wood & Gibson. Gardner (1821-1882) also worked with the eminent American photographer Matthew Brady until 1862, when Gardner broke away to found his own studio. In addition to his "Sketch Book," Gardner is also remembered for his iconic photographs of President Lincoln, and was the only photographer admitted to the execution of those consipirators involved with the President's assassination. The present work was produced in a very small number (by most accounts no more than 200 copies) and was extremely expensive to produce due to the large number of images involved. Scholars have recently distinguished two slightly versions of the first edition: the earlier version contains the caption "Incidents of War" on all the mounts. Ours belongs to the second iteration, which omits the above phrase and adds plate numbers, but is in every other way identical. Although our copy contains some dampstaining to the margins, it is mercifully free of damage to all the images but one. The few similar examples at auction in the last ten years have fetched upwards of $200,000 or more (all in).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Two studio photographs of Aborigines, Brisbane, late 1860s

      Albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 101 x 64 mm, versos with imprint of D. Marquis, Photographer, George Street, Brisbane, one of the prints slightly pale otherwise both in very good condition, the mounts with some mild toning to the edges and lightly marked verso (one with contemporary pencil annotations). Marquis opened his studio at 82 George Street in 1866, and these elaborately composed tableaux of Aboriginal groups date to between 1866 and around 1870. They are highly significant images in that they pre-date the well known series of larger format tableaux taken by J.W. Lindt in his Grafton studio around 1873. A copy of one of these images and a very close variant of the other are held in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum. An article titled Ten Queensland Photographs in the Founding Collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum by Christopher Morton, the Museum's Curator of Photographs and Manuscripts, is published online and provides valuable collection information about both of the images ( http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/rpr/index.php/objectbiographies/72-10-queensland-photographs ). In one of the tableaux we see a group of young women seated at lower left, and one of the four standing men is holding a European axe over his shoulder. Christopher Morton comments as follows: '[1998.249.7.14] This print was ... purchased from the Estate of Friedrich Dammann in 1901. It is closely related to Godeffroy no. 55 which includes a European man to the right of the group (published in Sumner 1986: 165), copies of which appear in a number of European museums (Theye 2004: 260). This Dammann print is labelled "Bride Capture" on the PRM mount. The original which Dammann copied does not seem to be part of the Dietrich set, but is also possibly the work of the Daniel Marquis studio in Brisbane, and was possibly a print acquired by the Berliner Gesellschaft in the same period. This image was published by Dammann in his Anthropologisches-Ethnologisches Album in Photographien (1872-4) in Table 3 (Australia), with the caption "Australier Brautbewerbung", i.e. "Australian courtship". Of the second image, in which we see a sick man being tended to on the left and a camp fire on the right, Morton notes: '[1998.249.7.15] This print was also purchased from the Estate of Friedrich Dammann in 1901. It is almost identical to one in the John Oxley Library, Brisbane (published in Sumner 1986: 163), but with the standing men keeping their heads down instead of facing the camera. It is also thereby probably the work of the Daniel Marquis studio in Brisbane. Sumner proposes that the John Oxley Library print may be the same image as Godeffroy no. 54. In fact there seem to be several slight variations of this scene, including the version in the Archer album in the John Oxley Library, the version in Leiden, and this Dammann copy of an unknown original, possibly collected by the Berliner Gesellschaft. These variations show that several versions of this grouping were produced by the Daniel Marquis studio and disseminated widely. Dammann did not however use this image in his Anthropologisches-Ethnologisches Album in Photographien (1872-4).' The pair of cartes de visite we offer here, with the crucial studio imprints verso, confirm the identity of the photographer of the Pitt Rivers and John Oxley images as Daniel Marquis. Source: Rethinking Pitt-Rivers | Ten Queensland Photographs in the Founding Collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum. Christopher Morton, 2010-2011.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


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

      London, J. Murray, 1866, Hardback, First Edition. Very good copy in the original half morocco over marble boards. Raised bands, gilt cross-bands and gilt-blocked titles. Spine bands very slightly rubbed as with age. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example of a scarce edition. ; 298 pages; Very impressively illustrated with a series of steel-engraved (folding) plates and plans. Additional portrait engraving to the title. 19cm. Subjects: Tower of London (London, England) . 298 pages. Inventory No: 25359.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 35.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Notes cliniques sur la chirurgie utérine dans ses rapports avec le traitement de la stérilité.

      Paris, Masson, 1866. ____ Première traduction française de "Clinical notes on uterine surgery". Un travail pionnier sur le traitement de la stérilité, écrit à Paris où James Marion Sims (1813-1883) vivait en exil. "A revolutionary and controversial work, written in Paris while Sims was in voluntary exile because of the U.S. Civil War, and first serialized in Lancet, 1864-65. Includes, pp. 16-18, the description of Sim's duck-billed speculum. Also includes important and pioneering work on the treatment of infertility, including analysis of the conditions essential to conception, and record of a successful artificial insemination." Garrison-Morton 6057. Quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié.*-------*. In-8. [213 x 130 mm] Collation : (6), VI, 500 pp. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 36.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Elements of Quaternions

      1866 - VI-LIX-762 pp. London, Longmans, Green & co, 1866, in-8, VI-LIX-762 pp, demi-veau tabac de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, ex-libris A. S. doré en queue du dos, Édition originale de ce travail fondamental sur les quaternions, extensions des nombres complexes, découverts par l'auteur en 1843 au cours d'une promenade le long du Grand Canal à Dublin. Hamilton étudia, durant les 22 dernières années de sa vie, les propriétés de ces nombres révolutionnaires, dont la multiplication n'est pas commutative, et qui forment un espace de dimension 4, invraisemblable à l'époque. Si les quaternions ne délivrent pas la "clef magique" souhaitée par Hamilton, ils s'avèreront particulièrement utiles aux physiciens, qui développeront l'analyse vectorielle à partir de cet outil. La théorie des quaternions est considérée comme l'une des plus grandes découvertes du XIXe siècle en mathématiques pures. Hamilton publie dans un premier temps les Lectures on Quaternions en 1853 (Dublin, Hodges & Smith) ; puis, dès 1856, il élabore les Elements, afin d'offrir au public un livre de référence qui serait plus accessible. Ainsi écrit-il à De Morgan, en 1861 : "It must, I own, require a somewhat resolute patience to read the Lectures though ; but I trust that, although parts may conveniently be omitted at first reading, the new work is so arranged, and subdivided, as to be quite easily accessible to any student who has a competent knowledge of former mathematics and whishes to understand the subjetc". À mort, les Elements demeurent inachevés ; il sont publiés posthumément par son fils, William Edwin Hamilton. William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) fut "de beaucoup le plus grand savant que l'Irlande ait produit" (Bell). Il apprit, grâce aux soins de son oncle, un nombre considérable de langues, notamment le persan. Il entra au Trinity College en 1823 et obtint, dès 1827, le poste d'astronome royal d'Irlande. Outre sa théorie sur les nombres complexes, il s'intéressa à l'optique, à la dynamique, aux équations de degré 5 et aux équations différentielles ; en 1835, il introduisit les fonctions hamiltoniennes, qui expriment la variation dans le temps d'un système physique dynamique. Ses travaux sur les quaternions eurent un retentissement particulier aux États-Unis, qui décernèrent à leur auteur, alors qu'il était sur son lit de mort, le titre de premier membre étranger de la National Academy of Sciences. Quelques petites rousseurs. Michael J. Crowe, A History of Vector Analysis (1967), pp. 39 et suiv. ; PMM, n° 334 ; Bell, p. 368 et suiv. ; Ball, p. 172 ; DSB VI, 91 ; Hauchecorne et Suratteau, Des mathématiciens de A à Z. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Zürich, 28. IV. 1866. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - Clausius gilt als Entdecker des zweiten Hauptsatzes der Thermodynamik, Schöpfer der Begriffe Entropie und Virial, sowie einer der ersten theoretischen Physiker in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - „Hochgeehrtester Herr College, Mit schwerem Herzen ergreife ich die Feder, um Ihnen Bericht zu erstatten [.]". --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Berlin, 1851-1866. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        TRAITÉ DE LA FABRICATION DES LIQUEURS ET DE LA DISTILLATION DES ALCOOLS, contenant les procédés les plus nouveaux pour la fabrication des liqueurs françaises et étrangères, fruits à l'eau-de-vie et au sucre, sirops, conserves, eaux et esprits parfumés, vermouts, vins de liqueur, suivi du traité de la fabrication des eaux et boissons gazeuses et de la description complète des opérations nécessaires pour la distillation des alcools. [2 volumes].

      1866 - Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1866-67. Deux volumes in-8 (147 X 222 mm) demi-basane vert lierre, dos quatre nerfs filetés, filets dorés et à froid, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : XIV-556 pages, 6 planches dépliantes - Tome II : X-532 pages, 9 planches dépliantes. Dos légèrement assombris, quelques traces de frottements à la reliure. TROISIÈME ÉDITION, revue et augmentée par Duplais jeune, distillateur et liquoriste. Elle contient 15 PLANCHES dépliantes représentant des appareils de distillation ; l'édition originale de 1855 ne contenait que 12 planches. «OUVRAGE REMARQUABLE rédigé par un liquoriste-distillateur professionnel installé à Versailles. Il explique tous les systèmes de distillation : Derosne, Egrot, appareils belges. Méthode Mathieu de Dombasle, méthode anglaise. Eaux de vie, rhums, marcs, genièvres, absinthes - Recettes, etc. » (Oberlé, 411). Inconnu de Vicaire, de Bitting, de Cole et de Duveen. AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans sa solide reliure de l'époque, au corps d'ouvrage frais. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.