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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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        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 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.

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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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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1866. London: Macmillan and Co., 1866.. Red cloth, decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Frontis and illustrations by John Tenniel. Cloth handsoiled and rubbed, spine extremities frayed, hinges cracked (and with signs of having been recased, with light blue endsheets and the Burn ticket intact), endsheets foxed, scattered foxing and a few finger smudges elsewhere in the text, a few shallow ink bleeds along top and fore-margins of first few leaves, with evidence of same along upper edge of front cover, a few tiny repairs to fore-margins of two leaves (pp.91- 4), a few spots to upper fore-quadrant of lower cover; overall, a heavily read but good, intact copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. Second British edition, but first published printing. As is common knowledge, Tenniel and Dodgson disliked the reproduction of the drawings in the first printing, and but for a handful of bound copies, the remaining 1952 sets of sheets from the first printing were diverted for use as the American edition via cancel prelims. This second (but first published) impression is essentially the first readily procurable English impression. WILLIAMS & MADAN 33.

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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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        Map of Clear Creek County, Colorado. Drawn and compiled by Theo. H. Lowe and F.F. Bruné, C.E., Idaho, Colorado, Ter

      Louisville: Hart and Mapother Lithographers, 1866. Lithographed map on six sheets unjoined, period hand-colouring in outline, three inset views (two attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews), within an ornamental border (backed onto linen at an early date, inked library stamp on verso). 75 x 55 1/2 inches (if joined). An incredible, large-scale wall map of Clear Creek County, Colorado published less than a decade after the discovery of gold in the mining district and at the very outset of the area&#39;s settlement: a significant Colorado cartographic and mining rarity. Clear Creek County, located approximately 30 miles west of Denver, was one of the original 17 counties of Colorado Territory created in 1861. Settlement in the region, however, began in 1859 during the Pike&#39;s Peak Gold Rush, when prospectors settled along Clear Creek hoping to strike it rich. The large scale of this breathtaking map, projected at two thousand feet to the inch, allows for incredible detail of the county to be shown in the earliest years of its existence. The county is divided into 32 named districts, with a large unnamed area in the southeastern corner of the region. Mountains are named and beautifully shown via soft hachuring. Towns and creeks are identified, as are the wagon roads to Denver and Central City and numerous trails through the mountain passes. The proposed route of the Pacific railroad is clearly shown following the course of Clear Creek though Idaho to George Town, then back along Clear Creek and through Berthoud Pass to the northwest. Larger ranches are named (particularly in the more remote areas), and several businesses, including hotels, groceries and even a bathhouse, are located. The detail on the map, however, is most evident respecting the county&#39;s mining resources, with over 125 individual lodes located and named, plus over 25 quartz mills and several saw mills in addition. Most of the lodes are closely congregated along the Clear Creek west of the town of Idaho. At each of the lower corners of the map are inset views attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews based on the style and the presence of similar images in his 1866 Pencil Sketches of Colorado. In the lower right corner is a view of Idaho Springs, titled "Idaho The County Seat of the Clear Creek County / Taken from the Illinois Bar" (the county seat moving to Georgetown the year following this map); plate 12 of Pencil Sketches includes a similar view of the town, though from a vantage point south of the town rather than east as in the present view. In the lower left corner is a view of the region north of the town of Empire, titled "Upper Empire and Silver Mountain"; while this view did not appear in Pencil Sketches, Matthews did depict the town of Empire nearby (Pencil Sketches, plate 13). The third inset is an untitled cross-section view of the interior of a working mine, showing a shaft with an adit. A key, located to the left of the mining view, identifies the symbols used on the map and below the key is a listing of the county&#39;s mountains with elevations above Denver, with their respective elevations given. Theodore H. Lowe and Francis F. Bruné came to Colorado during the Pike&#39;s Peak Gold Rush of 1859. It is assumed that both were trained surveyors, and Lowe seems to have been employed for a time by the U.S. Geological Survey. A printed note in the upper left corner of the decorative cartouche confirms that Lowe and Bruné compiled this impressive map from actual "instrumental surveys" in 1865. Lowe would be commissioned a deputy mineral surveyor in Colorado Springs in 1872, with Brune receiving the same commission in Leadville in 1878. The 1879 Leadville directory lists Bruné as the City Engineer. Lowe&#39;s contribution to the development of mining in the region is noted in Frank Hall&#39;s early history of the state. "The first discoverer of gold in this region [i.e. Cripple Creek in El Paso County], and also the first to develop the vein formation, was Theodore H. Lowe, a noted mining engineer and surveyor. In October, 1881, ten years prior to any settlement at Cripple Creek, while subdividing some pastoral lands for his uncle, William W. Womack, of Kentucky, in the western part of El Paso county, Mr. Lowe found a detached block of what appeared to be float quartz. Breaking off a fragment, he took it to Prof. E. E. Burlingame, the leading assayer of Denver, for analysis, and in due time received a certificate stating that it contained at the rate of $166.23 gold per ton. Encouraged by this result, he returned to the spot and began searching for the outcrop of the vein whence the &#39;blossom&#39; had been eroded, and at length found it. Locating thereon a claim called the &#39;Grand View,&#39; he sunk a shaft ten feet deep, as required by law, and recorded the location in the office of the county clerk at Colorado Springs" (Hall, History of the State of Colorado, [Chicago: 1895], vol.IV, p. 102). In 1881, Lowe would produce an additional map of the region (titled "Map of the Mining Districts surrounding the Townsite of Idaho-Springs"), this time depicting just a portion of the county but on a similar large scale and with a version of the view of Idaho from his 1866 map. (See Streeter sale 2202). We locate but two other known copies of this very rare 1866 Clear Creek County map (Denver Public Library and University of Colorado, Boulder [copies at Bancroft and Colorado Historical Society listed by OCLC are photocopies of original) and find no copies of the map ever appearing at auction. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America,

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        The Rocky Mountains (Lander&#39;s Peak)

      New York: Edward Bierstadt, 1866. Steel engraving by James Smillie. Proof before title, signed by Bierstadt and Smillie. After the painting, completed in 1863. Fine condition. 23 1/2 x 34 inches. In 1859, Bierstadt joined an expedition to the West led by Colonel Frederick W. Lander. This work was painted four years later in New York as a tribute to Lander who died in 1862 after a distinguished military career. Bierstadt found it fitting to name the central summit in memory of his fallen friend. The painting was a huge success and was quickly bought by the English railroad magnate James McHenry for $25,000. Its beauty lies in Bierstadt&#39;s faithful delineation of the Shoshone Indian village encampment and carefully rendered foliage in the foreground with a middle distance featuring a reflective body of water and the exaggerated snow-capped peak in the background towering over the entire scene. It perfectly embodies the idea of Manifest Destiny and appealed to the imaginations of most Americans who had only read about our untamed frontier. The oil painting is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Due to its huge popular success, Bierstadt immediately asked James Smillie, America&#39;s premier engraver, to produce an engraving. However, it was not until December 1866, after three laborious years in the making, that this engraving was published. Nancy Anderson and Linda S. Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise, pp. 272- 273, number 77, illustrated figure 80.

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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.

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        Holly's Country Seats: Containing Lithographic Designs For Cottages, Villas, Mansions, Etc., With Their Accompanying Outbuildings; Also, Country Churches, City Buildings, Railway Stations, Etc, Etc

      D. Appleton and Company NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1866. Hardcover. Orig. green publisher's cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, cover fillets in blind. Very good/near fine./No Dust Jacket. 171 pages. 25 x 20 cm. Thirty-six tinted lithographic plates. KARPEL B345. "Although this book was actually written in 1861, publication was delayed by the outbreak of the Civil War. It is a work of some importance as the first American pattern book to include a design for a railway depot. The remainder of the designs (remodeled old colonial, Swiss chalet, Mansard, Jacobean Gothic) herald the next phase of nineteenth-century style, picturesque synthetic eclecticism." HITCHCOCK 599. Small owner stamp inside front cover paste down. Bright, fresh copy, plates and text clean, slight toning in a few margins of former, backstrip nicked head and foot.

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        WILLOW PARK WATER CURE, And HYGIENIC INSTITUTE. [Drop title]

      [Westboro, Mass.]:. [1866].. Oblong format: 9-3/4" x 15". 1st printing. With a 14 line ALs by Hero to the recto, dated July 26th, 1867. One sheet, printed recto only. Horizontal chain lines.. Vertical & horizontal fold-lines. Fold-lines starting to split [~ 1. cm] at edges & center. Short tear in margin. Withal, a VG copy.. On March 1st 1853, Hero established the Willow Park Water Cure, with himself as proprietor and attending physician, for the treatment of chronic diseases through the 'water cure'. Treatments of Swedish movements, light gymnastics, Turkish baths, & Inhalations were also employed, to considerable success. Though this success did not come without a personal price... as Hero writes in this circular "Friends, it is no small matter, to be thirteen years, day and night, surrounded by sick, nervous, irritable people, demanding our care and sympathies." Hero seeks a change, and it is to this latter Hero addresses himself in this circular's holograph letter: "I intend to convert / my Institution into a School / for young Ladies ..." Later in the year, Dr. Hero did found the Willow Park Seminary for young women "where the Physical as well as the Intellectual facilities [were] faithfully and equally attended to." OCLC does not record this particular broadside, though 2 others are found, each in one copy only. Rare. . Wood engraved vignette of the institute's grounds & building, by Prentiss.

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        Millais's Collected Works

      Alexander Strahan London: Alexander Strahan, 1866. First edition. Folio size. Brown sand-grain gilt cloth, beveled boards. 80 exquisite wood engraved illustrations by Millais. All edges gilt. Covers somewhat rubbed, string marks, some wear to covers, still a very nice copy indeed of a book becoming quite scarce in the first issue.

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        6. Långskeppet från norra galleriet. [A numbered photo from the Industrial exhibition in Stockholm 1866]

      [1866] Photo mounted to card board. Photo 44 x 35 cm. Card board 58,5 x 45 cm. The card board with a printed frame line and a plan of the exhebition hall above the photo. The plan of the exhebition hall above the photo cut in half. Some smudges and scratches to the card board. The photo in nice condition.. The photo shows the interior of the main hall of the exhibition. In the distance you can see Molins Fontän, still in plaster. It was later iron cast and placed roughly at the same spot in Kungsträdgården. The photo might have been published by the firm Eurenius & Quist who was the official photographers of the exhibition. The firm issued several very large photos of the event. It might also be by Johannes Jaeger who executed a famous photo of the opening ceremony. Often called Sweden´s first press photo, since a copy was delivered to the king within a couple of hours. Again It might be by someone else. A scarce photo in a very large format. The glass negative must have been quite a challenge to handle

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        An illustrated history of British Guiana.

      Richardson & Co., Georgetown, 1866. 265pp + 44 original mounted photographs. 1st ed., usual sporadic foxing and some sections browned otherwise good in slightly worn original decorated green cloth. Several plates repaired in margin not affecting the photos. Original contemporary watercolour sketch of shooting from a sledge and with original owner's inscription, 'A.I. Pitman, Demerara, 1868. on front end paper. A rare work on the colony and an early example of a book with photographs. Noted is view of 'cricketers on the Georgetown Parade Ground.'

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        Rudiments of natural philosophy and astronomy: designed for the younger classes in academies. And for common schools. Volume I [all published]

      in the second year of Kei ou Yedo [i.e. Tokyo]: in the second year of Kei-ou. [1866]. 12mo, pp. viii, [9]-179; 94 woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout illustrative of philosophical experiments; original cream printed wrappers, worn and soiled, but sound; worm-tracks neatly filled in 10 internal leaves with minor loss of letters (sense remains clear), as well as in wrappers (no loss). Olmsted was professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Yale. Two parts were issued separately in the United States. I'm told only one part was ever issued in Japan. Not in OCLC.

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        A Glimpse of Oriental Nature

      By a Lady. A Glimpse of Oriental Nature. Pictures with Verses. By A Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces. Dean and Son, London 1866, 2nd impression, without the additional title or dedication leaf. Oblong 8vo, Rev. Gleig, in his preface, says the authoress started her sketching in Corfu and continued in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This would correlate with the subjects of her drawings, which include oriental fauna such as cashew nuts, coffee, fly-catchers, a mango, loriquets, vanilla, etc. 20 plates in all, each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, with attractive calligraphic poem beneath. A few plates have a lt. marginal stain. Rebound in tan buckram. Rev. Gleig authored several books, incl. "A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans," L, 1826 and "The History of the British Empire in India" L, 1830-35.

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        The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn&#39;a. Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805. With an Appendix

      Pittsburgh, PA: W. S. Haven. Very Good. 1866. First thus. Original cloth. A handsome First thus Edition in Very Good condition with lightly rubbed extremities, faded stamp to front flyleaf, erasure marks to upper half title page, and light scattered soiling. Appendices. Original decorative cloth; Howes W445: "Includes a chapter on this Society&#39;s earlier establishment in Indiana." This rare Rapp Community item is one of the scarcest of the Utopian works of the 19th century .

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        Le livre d'or des tirailleurs indigenes de la province d'alger ou fastes et services des bataillons d'alger et de titheri devenues 1er regiment de tirailleurs algeriens. alger, bastide libraire, 1866.

      Pp. vi, 604. Unito a: Le livre d'or des tirailleurs indigènes... (1866-1878). Pp. vi, 208. Due opere in un volume di cm. 22,5. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorso a piccoli nervi. Titoli in oro a dorso e nervi. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Importante e non comune riunione delle due opere che tracciano in modo assai documentato la storia dei Tirailleurs indigènes dal 1830 al 1878.

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        A Method of Comparing the Lines and Draughting Vessels, Propelled by Sail or Steam, Including a Chapter on Laying Off on the Mould Loft Floor

      NY., 1866.. 14 b/w folding plans. This is a rare and important book on American Marine architecture, written by the father of the great clipper ship designer (also named Samuel) and containing some of the son&#146;s clipper ship plans, as well as the method father and son developed for generating perfect hull forms. Brewington p. 95. (Even 75 years ago he noted that this work was &#147;scarce.&#148;) McDonald 335. Old tide mark of waterstain on outer edges of all pages. One tear at the gutter end of the large folding frontispiece, repaired with no loss, otherwise clean and tightly bound.

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        Map of Clear Creek County, Colorado. Drawn and compiled by Theo. H. Lowe and F.F. Bruné, C.E., Idaho, Colorado, Ter

      Louisville: Hart and Mapother Lithographers, 1866. Lithographed map on six sheets unjoined, period hand-colouring in outline, three inset views (two attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews), within an ornamental border (backed onto linen at an early date, inked library stamp on verso). 75 x 55 1/2 inches (if joined). An incredible, large-scale wall map of Clear Creek County, Colorado published less than a decade after the discovery of gold in the mining district and at the very outset of the area's settlement: a significant Colorado cartographic and mining rarity. Clear Creek County, located approximately 30 miles west of Denver, was one of the original 17 counties of Colorado Territory created in 1861. Settlement in the region, however, began in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, when prospectors settled along Clear Creek hoping to strike it rich. The large scale of this breathtaking map, projected at two thousand feet to the inch, allows for incredible detail of the county to be shown in the earliest years of its existence. The county is divided into 32 named districts, with a large unnamed area in the southeastern corner of the region. Mountains are named and beautifully shown via soft hachuring. Towns and creeks are identified, as are the wagon roads to Denver and Central City and numerous trails through the mountain passes. The proposed route of the Pacific railroad is clearly shown following the course of Clear Creek though Idaho to George Town, then back along Clear Creek and through Berthoud Pass to the northwest. Larger ranches are named (particularly in the more remote areas), and several businesses, including hotels, groceries and even a bathhouse, are located. The detail on the map, however, is most evident respecting the county's mining resources, with over 125 individual lodes located and named, plus over 25 quartz mills and several saw mills in addition. Most of the lodes are closely congregated along the Clear Creek west of the town of Idaho.At each of the lower corners of the map are inset views attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews based on the style and the presence of similar images in his 1866 Pencil Sketches of Colorado. In the lower right corner is a view of Idaho Springs, titled "Idaho The County Seat of the Clear Creek County / Taken from the Illinois Bar" (the county seat moving to Georgetown the year following this map); plate 12 of Pencil Sketches includes a similar view of the town, though from a vantage point south of the town rather than east as in the present view. In the lower left corner is a view of the region north of the town of Empire, titled "Upper Empire and Silver Mountain"; while this view did not appear in Pencil Sketches, Matthews did depict the town of Empire nearby (Pencil Sketches, plate 13). The third inset is an untitled cross-section view of the interior of a working mine, showing a shaft with an adit. A key, located to the left of the mining view, identifies the symbols used on the map and below the key is a listing of the county's mountains with elevations above Denver, with their respective elevations given. Theodore H. Lowe and Francis F. Bruné came to Colorado during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush of 1859. It is assumed that both were trained surveyors, and Lowe seems to have been employed for a time by the U.S. Geological Survey. A printed note in the upper left corner of the decorative cartouche confirms that Lowe and Bruné compiled this impressive map from actual "instrumental surveys" in 1865. Lowe would be commissioned a deputy mineral surveyor in Colorado Springs in 1872, with Brune receiving the same commission in Leadville in 1878. The 1879 Leadville directory lists Bruné as the City Engineer.Lowe's contribution to the development of mining in the region is noted in Frank Hall's early history of the state. "The first discoverer of gold in this region [i.e. Cripple Creek in El Paso County], and also the first to develop the vein formation, was Theodore H. Lowe, a noted mining engineer and surveyor. In October, 1881, ten years prior to any settlement at Cripple Creek, while subdividing some pastoral lands for his uncle, William W. Womack, of Kentucky, in the western part of El Paso county, Mr. Lowe found a detached block of what appeared to be float quartz. Breaking off a fragment, he took it to Prof. E. E. Burlingame, the leading assayer of Denver, for analysis, and in due time received a certificate stating that it contained at the rate of $166.23 gold per ton. Encouraged by this result, he returned to the spot and began searching for the outcrop of the vein whence the 'blossom' had been eroded, and at length found it. Locating thereon a claim called the 'Grand View,' he sunk a shaft ten feet deep, as required by law, and recorded the location in the office of the county clerk at Colorado Springs" (Hall, History of the State of Colorado, [Chicago: 1895], vol.IV, p. 102). In 1881, Lowe would produce an additional map of the region (titled "Map of the Mining Districts surrounding the Townsite of Idaho-Springs"), this time depicting just a portion of the county but on a similar large scale and with a version of the view of Idaho from his 1866 map. (See Streeter sale 2202). We locate but two other known copies of this very rare 1866 Clear Creek County map (Denver Public Library and University of Colorado, Boulder [copies at Bancroft and Colorado Historical Society listed by OCLC are photocopies of original) and find no copies of the map ever appearing at auction. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America,

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        Lappland, dess natur och folk, efter fyra somrars vandringar i bilder och text skildrade.

      Norstedts 1866. (2),62,(2)s. + 21 litograferade planscher + 1 utvikbar karta. Tvär folio. Rikt guldornerat halvpergamentband. Myckert vackert marmorerade pärmpapper och med samma mönster på doublurer och för- och eftersättsblad. Liten rund fläck på titelbladet, cirka en kvadratcentimeter. Text och planscher fläckfria. Mycket vackert exemplar

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        Lappland, dess natur och folk.

      Efter fyra somrars vandringar i bilder och text skildrade. Stockholm: Fritze (Eklund & Giron.), 1866. Tvär folio. Illustrationer i texten. (2),62,(2) s. + 21 litograferade färgplanscher samt en utvikbar karta i färg över Norrbottens län. Samtida blått klotband, pärmar med blindpressad ram, främre med titel i guld. Första två textbladen med gammal lagning i övre marginalen. Textbladen med stor ljus fuktrand och lite lättare lagerfläckar. Planscherna lätt lagerfläckade utanför bildytan. Bakre pärm med en liten ljus fläck. Något snedläst. Tvär 32 x 44 cm.. First edition, complete with map and 21 plates in a contemporary binding. Text with some staining, plates with light brownspotting outside of image area

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        Exotic Ornithologyâ?¦

      Bernard Quaritch Folio, modern boards, 98 (of 100) hand colored lithographed plates. Lacking the preliminaries and text, this volume is plates only. Missing plates 41 & 42. Some minor toning, but plates a bright and clean and very attractive. Some wear to binding. Sclater (1829-1913) was a highly prolific naturalist who produced over 1,400 publications. He was appointed Secretary of the Zoological Society in London in 1859, and was a world famous expert on tropical species. Osbert Slavin helped Sclater with the text in Exotic Ornithology, but the plates were done by Joseph Smit. While the work originally was to include new bird species from around the world, the project was scaled back to focus on birds in the southern portion of the United States. The book was issued in thirteen parts between1866-1869. Exotic Ornithology included 104 species belong to 51 genera. There is typically one bird per plate, and in a complete edition each page would be followed by a page of text.

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        The Life of Man

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Co, 1866 Symbolized by the months of the year in a series of illustrations by John Leighton and pourtrayed in their seasons and phases, with passages selected from ancient and modern authors. In the very rare, superb, decorative cloth binding by Edmonds & Remnants, bevelled edges, corners a little bumped. Spine again has lots of decorative gilt, edges very slightly bumped, title in gilt. Internally, red endpapers, small ink name to fep, decorative half title and frontispiece, (xii), [4], 240 pp, small binders label to ep, all edges in gilt. A wonderful title in an attractive cloth binding.

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