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        Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Seagrove & Company, 1 page 8vo with blank leaf inlaid to remains of an album leaf, Gad's Hill Place, 28 July 1866.

      - Asking them to supply whatever his son, Sydney Smith Dickens, with whatever he needed for his naval outfit. 'Please to supply my son Mr Sydney Smith Dickens R.N. with such articles as he find necessary for his present outfit, and to charge the same to me.' Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens (1847-1872) was the fifth son of Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine. He was born in London but received much of his education at Mr Gibson's boarding school in Boulogne along with his brothers Alfred and Henry. He joined the royal navy as a cadet in 1860 at the age of 14, rather to his father's satisfaction. His naval career was not distinguished: he was punished for misconduct and fell heavily into debt, so much so that his father refused to help him and in a letter to Alfred at one time stated that he wished him dead. Sydney fell ill at sea in 1872 and died on the voyage home.Dickens had ordered a suit for his son from Messrs Skinner & Co of 50 Jermyn Street on 20 March this year (Letters, XI, p. 174 and note), and in August asked his publishers Chapman and Hall to send him books (to HMS 'Bristol') via Messrs Seagrove & Co. Only one letter from CD to Seagrove's is published (Letters, II, p. 297, where a footnote identifies Edward Augustus Seagrove as a royal naval and military outfitter of The Hard, Portsea). The present letter is apparently unpublished.

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        FELIX HOLT THE RADICAL

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. This is a very attractively bound copy of a celebrated three-decker centering on a political election during the Reform Bill controversies of the 1830s. It is atypical as the author's only political novel, but typical in that it presents an engrossing sociological analysis through a close scrutiny of the provincial middle class. Characterized by Lord David Cecil as the first modern novelist, George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans, 1819-80) brought to her work an impressive intellect that left a profound mark on the evolution of British fiction. After her, "the English novel would be not only the product of a sensitive observer and natural artist, but also the vehicle for ideas based upon a conscious rational philosophy." (Day) Born in Pest, Hungary, Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86) served his apprenticeship in Stuttgart, worked at a number of European locations as a journeyman, and then settled in London, where he was hired first by Westley and then by Mackenzie before opening his own workshop in 1842. His son and namesake took over the business at age 33, when the senior Joseph died, and the firm flourished under the son's leadership, becoming a leading West End bindery. Over the years, Zaehnsdorf employed a considerable number of distinguished binders, including the Frenchman Louis Genth (who was chief finisher from 1859-84), and trained a number of others, including Roger de Coverly and Sarah Prideaux. A family-run business until 1947, the Zaehnsdorf bindery continued to produce consistently attractive and innovative designs executed with unfailing skill. The present immaculate bindings show the high quality of finishing typical of Zaehnsdorf work: the tooling is intricate and precise, and the general feeling the binding gives is one of animated stability.. 196 x 122 mm. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Three Volumes. VERY ATTRACTIVE CHESTNUT-BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with gilt frame formed by double rules and stylized floral tools, two raised bands dividing the spines into three panels of varying length, gilt titling in the second panel, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A FLAWLESS COPY. This is a very attractively bound copy of a celebrated three-decker centering on a political election during the Reform Bill controversies of the 1830s. It is atypical as the author's only political novel, but typical in that it presents an engrossing sociological analysis through a close scrutiny of the provincial middle class. Characterized by Lord David Cecil as the first modern novelist, George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans, 1819-80) brought to her work an impressive intellect that left a profound mark on the evolution of British fiction. After her, "the English novel would be not only the product of a sensitive observer and natural artist, but also the vehicle for ideas based upon a conscious rational philosophy." (Day) Born in Pest, Hungary, Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86) served his apprenticeship in Stuttgart, worked at a number of European locations as a journeyman, and then settled in London, where he was hired first by Westley and then by Mackenzie before opening his own workshop in 1842. His son and namesake took over the business at age 33, when the senior Joseph died, and the firm flourished under the son's leadership, becoming a leading West End bindery. Over the years, Zaehnsdorf employed a considerable number of distinguished binders, including the Frenchman Louis Genth (who was chief finisher from 1859-84), and trained a number of others, including Roger de Coverly and Sarah Prideaux. A family-run business until 1947, the Zaehnsdorf bindery continued to produce consistently attractive and innovative designs executed with unfailing skill. The present immaculate bindings show the high quality of finishing typical of Zaehnsdorf work: the tooling is intricate and precise, and the general feeling the binding gives is one of animated stability.

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        L'opere d'Oratio Poeta lirico comentate da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine in lingua volgare Toscana, con ordine, che 'l Vulgare e Comento del Latino: & il Latino e Comento del Vulgare, ambedue le lingue dichiarandosi l'una con l'altra. Di nuouo ricorrette in questa seconda editione. con Privilegii. [Poems of Horace]

      [vi], 389 ff. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6. Elaborate printer's device depicting a cat between cherubs on title page. Collated and complete. A collection of poems by the Latin poet Horace, with commentary by Italian humanist Giovanni Fabrini. Fabrini was a grammarian and a linguist, whose skills earned him a position teaching members of the aristocracy in Venice. This second edition was published seven years after the 1866 original which, along with his publications of works by Cicero, Terenzio, Virgil, etc., was credited with popularizing classical Latin during the Renaissance era. Horace's poems were extremely well-regarded by contemporary scholars (Quintillian stated, 'He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words.'), but were nearly lost during the Middle Ages, and did not enjoy widespread publication again until the Age of Enlightenment. Since that point, his influence on poetry and literary theory has remained fairly constant.Keywords: POETRY POEMS POETS HORACE EARLY IMPRINTS 16TH CENTURY SIXTEENTH 1573 1573 second edition. Front board loose, 1 inch chip from spine base, boards rubbed with some loss from corners, ownership stamps and numerous handwritten names on front & rear flyleaf, minor tape repairs to front hinge, minimal marginalia. In Venetia: Appresso Gio Battista, Marchio Sessa, & fratelli, 1573. Second Edition. Fair/No Jacket.

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        FIRST OF APRIL PICTURE LETTER and the DAY LETTER by Catherine Sinclair. No.s. V & VI. Warranted to keep the noisiest child quiet for half an hour. 100th thousand.

      [8] pages, each bearing letters in rebus form. Colour lithography throughout. Original pictorial wrappers. 22.1 x 14.1 cm. The rear wrapper carries advertisements for the Edinburgh publisher J. Wood.A near fine copy of a rare and ephemeral work by this author.

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        Why Colored People in Philadelphia Are Excluded From Street Cars

      Merrihew & Sons Printers, Philadelphia 1866 - Pamphlet 8vo, original wrappers, 27 pp. Backstrip partially lacking, and three small holes along left margin, not affecting text, holes appear to be for loose-leaf storage, Moderate aging & toning, a few chips on top and corners of wrappers, small piece missing on top, crease in middle of pamphlet but not too obtrusive. Very good overall. This is a first edition of a rare and important work on Civil Rights, which is printed by Benjamin Bacon, one of the compilers of the first statistical study on African Americans in Philadelphia. The pamphlet actually contains some statistics on the numbers of African Americans in various cities in America at that time. While the main thrust of this work is on the refusal of the street car companies to allow African Americans to ride them, it also addresses some broader issues with respect to Civil Rights. He talks about equal rights in education and treatment of black Civil War veterans too. Interestingly, the author sometimes attributes the overt racism of some important people as more of a state of unconsciousness as opposed to being evil. Thus, when the Mayor of Philadelphia at that time said that he didn’t want “the ladies of my family riding in street cars with colored people”, it was more a fact that he didn’t know any better than being a bad person. However, he does lament the fact that, politicians, newspapers, and clergyman have been conspicuously silent on the subject of allowing black people to ride the street cars. This is all the more surprising when you consider that quite a stir was created a year earlier, when Robert Smalls, a black Civil War hero, was ejected from a street car and forced to walk several miles to the navy yard. Hunt didn’t seem to be all that impressed with the progress of a high ranking commission that was set up to look at this problem. Especially when the only concession the street car companies made was to allow for a ‘car vote’ on whether or not black people could ride the street cars. Not surprisingly, whenever this happened, black people were ejected from the cars. The author makes the point that black people are here to stay, and will play an important role in our nation’s development, so we might as well get used to the idea, and suggests we extend to them the same rights and privileges we have. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland [Early Printing, In Original Cloth]

      London: Macmillan And Company [1866, 1867], 1871. 1st Edition. Red Cloth, Gilt. Very Good. 7 1/2" Tall. Forty Two Illustrations By John Tenniel. 5th or later Printing 192 Pp. Early But Not First Printing, Stated Twenty-Eighth Thousand, With 1871 Date At Bottom Of Title Page. All Edges Gilt. Complete Original Red Cloth, Gilt Lettering, With Green Endpapers. Light Wear, Top Of Publisher's Name On Spine Is Present But Weak,Very Small Areas In Gilt Rules At Edges Are Also Weak, All Other Gilt Strong Including All Other Lettering. Hinges Intact, Never Repaired, Not Cracked. One Weak Crease Down Length Of Rear Cover, Another About 2/5 Of Height. Fraying Along Top And Bottom Of Spine But With No Loss Of Height; 5/8" Tear To Cloth At Top Of Rear Spine Edge Has Been Skillfully Repaired. Tiny, Almost Pinpoint Frays At Tips. Contents Including Endpapers Otherwise Near Fine, Even The Tissue Guard To The Frontispiece Is Intact With No Tears Or Foxing. Small Stamp Of The Book Collection "Sammlung Monschein" At Very Bottom Of First Front Endpaper. Ownership Signature "A. Torkington" At Top Of Half-Title; There Was An A. Torkington In Cricket Records At Marylebone In 1873, But Otherwise Not Identified. Burn Binder's Ticket On Rear Endpapers.

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        Keitum (auf Sylt) von Südosten gesehen. Kolor. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach J.F. Fritz von W. Heuer bei H. Wernicke für C. Gassmann, Hamburg. 1866. 25,5 x 40,5 cm.

       1866 Salamon/Knigge SHA 22.- Sommerliche Ansicht von Keitum der Küste entlang gesehen, einige Spaziergänger und Schafe im Vordergrund.- Vereinzelt leichte Stockfleckchen, im weißen Fußsteg minimaler Einriß, obere rechte Ecke mit Knickspur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Brand. Et dramatisk digt.

      Kjöbenhavn. 1866. 8vo. 1800-talls rødt shirtingryggbind. 271, (1) s. Navn i smatidig hånd på tittelbladet.

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        The Works. Edited by Howard Staunton. The illustrations by John Gilbert. Engraved by the brothers Dalziel.

      London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1866 - 3 volumes, octavo (250 x 164 mm). Finely bound by Jenkins & Cecil in contemporary dark green pebble-grained morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, mutliple rolls to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent set. Engraved frontispieces and numerous engravings throughout. A handsomely bound set.

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        Allatoona from the Etawah

      [New York 1866 - Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. A fine copy of a stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs. surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771) This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. This very sharp example of the photograph shows part of the northern Georgia battle scene after the battle in order to demonstrate the physical circumstances rather than the physical destruction or human loss. From the prominence from the photograph is taken we can see both the Etowah River and the Western and Atlanta Railway line. The Allatoona depot on the railway line was the object of the Confederate attack, which was repulsed after hard fighting, largely because Sherman had had time to prepare. Confederate General Hood had laid out a campaign to re-take Nashville, and this campaign was described in a speech that Jefferson Davis gave, which Sherman read in the local paper. Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977 Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SNOW-BOUND: A WINTER IDYL.

      Boston Ticknor and Fields 1866. - With a mounted signature of Whittier after the title-page "Always thy friend, John G. Whittier". First Edition, the second issue with the last page unnumbered. Currier, p.98. Grolier-English; American Hundred #73. One of the few American books to have the distinction to appear both on the Grolier English Hundred and the American Hundred. 12mo, , original cloth, now enclosed in open faced box. A Fine and bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Allatoona Pass looking North. Ga

      [New York, 1866. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. A fine copy of a stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs... surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771) This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. The present image shows the Western and Atlantic Railroad pass through the Allatoona Mountain range. Allatoona was a small town, consisting of Clayton House (the home to the left in the photograph) and the depot, that had become a central part of the Union supply line. It was therefore the first goal of Confederate General Hood's campaign to re-take northern Georgia and then, Nashville. Unfortunately Hood and his cause, Sherman anticipated the attack and reinforced his defenses. The battle took place on October 5, 1864. After some initial success, the Confederates were successfully repulsed and forced to retire. The casualties in proportion to the number of men involved were quite high: more than 1,400 of somewhat more than 5,000 engaged. Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977 Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990.

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        Neue Missionsreisen in Süd-Afrika unternommen im Auftrage der englischen Regierung. Forschungen am Zambesi und seinen Nebenflüssen, nebst Entdeckungen der Seen Shirwa und Nyassa in den Jahre 1858 bis 1864. Autorisierte vollständige Ausgabe für Deutschland. Aus dem Englischen von J. E. A. Martin. Nebst einer Karte und 40 Illustrationen in Holzschnitt. 2 Bände (komplett). [Erstausgabe].

      Jena und Leipzig, Hermann Costenoble, 1866. 8°. 22,5 cm. VII, 353, XXII, 346 Seiten. Hellbraune Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 280. Mit der gefalteten Karte im Anhang \"Special-Karte von Süd-Ost-Afrika zu Dr. David und Charles Livinstone`s Neuen Missionsreisen nach astronomischen Beobachtungen und Skizzen gezeichnet von John Arrowsmith\". Blätter im Randbereich teils stärker stockfleckig, Blätter im zweiten Band wasserrandig. Gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue

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        Poetical Works

      1866. BYRON, (George Gordon) Lord. The Poetical Works. London: John Murray, 1866. Ten volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. $2200.Later edition of Lord ByronÂ’s collected verse, with engraved title page and frontispiece in each volume (many after works by J.M.W. Turner), handsomely bound.“Byron is to a far greater degree than the other romanticists the poet of humankind. He conveys with tremendous power the majesty and desolation of history, the vanity of pomp and pride, the transitoriness of fame. And he is the poet of contemporary society, keen to discern the false and the corrupt, courageous in denunciation yet with pity for the young and innocentÂ… As a poet he mirrored brilliantly and without distortion an absorbingly interesting world” (Baugh, 1229). This uniformly and handsomely bound set features an engraved frontispiece in each volume, many after the works of J.M.W. Turner. “Without specific reference to the poetry, TurnerÂ’s Venetian paintings exalt ByronÂ’s ‘fairy city of the heartÂ’ as dreamed through the painterÂ’s intoxication with light and water” (Eisler, 758). Lowndes, 338. Bookplates.Only slightest occasional rubbing to extremities. A near-fine set, handsomely bound.

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        Elster's Folly. A novel. 2nd edn. 3 vols.

      Tinsley Brothers. 1866 Half title vol. I only as issued. Orig. royal blue cloth, gilt spines. A v.g. bright copy.Sadleir 3335 is a mixed set presented to her daughter Ellen; not in Wolff. With presentation inscription from the author, 'For Harry. With Mamma's love'.

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        Allatoona from the Etawah

      [New York, 1866. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. A fine copy of a stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs... surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771) This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. This very sharp example of the photograph shows part of the northern Georgia battle scene after the battle in order to demonstrate the physical circumstances rather than the physical destruction or human loss. From the prominence from the photograph is taken we can see both the Etowah River and the Western and Atlanta Railway line. The Allatoona depot on the railway line was the object of the Confederate attack, which was repulsed after hard fighting, largely because Sherman had had time to prepare. Confederate General Hood had laid out a campaign to re-take Nashville, and this campaign was described in a speech that Jefferson Davis gave, which Sherman read in the local paper. Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977 Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990.

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        Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery

      [New York], 1866. Oblong folio. (12 7/8 x 18 1/4 inches). Titlepage, preface leaf and [12] pp. letterpress descriptions. 36 scenes on 23 hand-finished, tinted lithographed plates by J. Bien. First plate trimmed and mounted, a few repaired tears to text and plates, minor dampstaining to the text. Modern calf backed russet cloth boards, upper cover with original gilt lettering from the publisher's binding trimmed and centrally onlaidA magnificent series of views: one of the half-dozen major illustrated works on the American West produced in the nineteenth century.An exceptional book, it ranks with Bodmer, Catlin, Moran, and Warre as an illustrated depiction of the opening of the West. It is the only one of these to show scenes of mining, so vital to the development of the West, and of the evolution of towns and cities, notably Denver.Alfred Mathews was a pioneering creator of city and country views in the American West. This is his first and most lavish view book, using multiple tint stones on each plate. His other notable books, Pencil Sketches of Montana (1868), Gems of Rocky Mountain Scenery (1869), and Canon City, Colorado (1870), employ only one tint stone on the plates. "These views are celebrated for their documentary accuracy - apparently contemporary viewers could identify in the street views the rigs of various townspeople" (Streeter).Mathews writes in the preface: "The author herewith offers to the public a collection of lithographed sketches of Colorado, embracing its Cities, and most of its Principal Towns together with some of the beautiful Mountain Scenery which abounds in this incomparable territory...[My aim is] to represent that portion of the country to which interest is attached on account of the rich gold and silver mines; and, if possible, to give non-residents an idea of the beauty and grandeur of the natural scenery in the mountains, which will compare favorably, in this respect, with any in the world."A wonderful set of Colorado views, justly famous for their precision and beauty, and very rare; only a few copies have been on the market in the last several decades. The plates are as follows:1) "Snowy Range of the Rocky Mountains; from Bald Mountain, near Nevada."2) "Denver, City of the Plains."3) "F Street, Denver."4) "Blake Street, Denver, Colorado."5) "Laramie Street, Denver."6) "Golden City."7) "Black Hawk, looking up Gregory and Chase's Gulches."8) "Central City; looking up Spring Gulch."9) "Central City; from the side of Mammoth Hill looking up Gregory and Eureka Gulches."10) "Nevada, Colorado."11) [Mountain ranges, two images on one sheet:] a. "Russell Gulch, Gilpin County," b. "The Chief, Squaw and Papoose, asseen from Idaho."12) [Clear Creek County views, two images on one sheet:] a. "Idaho," b. "Fall River."13) [Fall River views, two images on one sheet:] a. "The Old Mountaineer," b. "Profile Rock."14) [Clear Creek County views, two images on one sheet:] a. "Empire City, from near the foot of Silver Mountain, lookingtowards Elizabethtown," b. "Elizabethtown, from the Griffith Tunnel."15) "South Park."16) "Mount Lincoln. The town of Montgomery is seen at its base."17) "Twin Lakes."18) "Pike's Peak and Colorado City."19) "Garden of the Gods."20) "Monuments, near Monument Creek."21) [Mining and Stamp Process, four images on one sheet:] a. "Gulch Mining. - Colorado Gulch," b. "Spanish Arastra - onClear Creek," c. "The Stamp Process. - Mr. Sensenderfer's Mill," d. "Shaft or Lode Mining. - Interior of No. 1, on the Gregory, the Black Hawk Co.'s Mine."22) [The Keith Process. Hope Gold Company's Works, four images on one sheet:] a. "The Ore Breaking Room. - Blake's Ore Breaker," b. "The Furnace," c. "The Ore Pit, or Drying Room," d. "Amalgamating Room."23) [The Smelting Process. James E. Lyon & Co.'s Smelting Works; four images on one sheet:] a. "Ore Dressing Room - The Buddle and Jiggs," b. "Reverberatory Furnace," c. "Cupel Furnace," d. "Scotch Hearths."Bennett, p.72; Deak, Picturing America 808 (ref); Graff 2709; Howes M-413 ("c"); Reps, Views and Viewmakers 482; Streeter Sale 2171.

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        Nuova enciclopedia popolare italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienze, lettere, arti, storia, geografia, ecc. ecc. Opera compilata sulle migliori in tal genere inglesi, tedesche e francesi, coll'assistenza e col consiglio di scenziati e letterati italiani, corredata di molte inc. in legno n.t. e tavole in rame. Tomi 24 più indice e 2 vol con 391 tavole.

      Torino, Utet 1863 1866. - 27 tomi complessivi per un totale di 25960 pagine e con 391 tav. su 408. Legature in mezza pergamena coeva muta. Bel complesso ancota in buono stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery

      [New York] 1866 - (12 7/8 x 18 1/4 inches). Titlepage, preface leaf and [12] pp. letterpress descriptions. 36 scenes on 23 hand-finished, tinted lithographed plates by J. Bien. First plate trimmed and mounted, a few repaired tears to text and plates, minor dampstaining to the text. Modern calf backed russet cloth boards, upper cover with original gilt lettering from the publisher's binding trimmed and centrally onlaid A magnificent series of views: one of the half-dozen major illustrated works on the American West produced in the nineteenth century. An exceptional book, it ranks with Bodmer, Catlin, Moran, and Warre as an illustrated depiction of the opening of the West. It is the only one of these to show scenes of mining, so vital to the development of the West, and of the evolution of towns and cities, notably Denver. Alfred Mathews was a pioneering creator of city and country views in the American West. This is his first and most lavish view book, using multiple tint stones on each plate. His other notable books, Pencil Sketches of Montana (1868), Gems of Rocky Mountain Scenery (1869), and Canon City, Colorado (1870), employ only one tint stone on the plates. "These views are celebrated for their documentary accuracy - apparently contemporary viewers could identify in the street views the rigs of various townspeople" (Streeter). Mathews writes in the preface: "The author herewith offers to the public a collection of lithographed sketches of Colorado, embracing its Cities, and most of its Principal Towns together with some of the beautiful Mountain Scenery which abounds in this incomparable territory.[My aim is] to represent that portion of the country to which interest is attached on account of the rich gold and silver mines; and, if possible, to give non-residents an idea of the beauty and grandeur of the natural scenery in the mountains, which will compare favorably, in this respect, with any in the world." A wonderful set of Colorado views, justly famous for their precision and beauty, and very rare; only a few copies have been on the market in the last several decades. The plates are as follows: 1) "Snowy Range of the Rocky Mountains; from Bald Mountain, near Nevada." 2) "Denver, City of the Plains." 3) "F Street, Denver." 4) "Blake Street, Denver, Colorado." 5) "Laramie Street, Denver." 6) "Golden City." 7) "Black Hawk, looking up Gregory and Chase's Gulches." 8) "Central City; looking up Spring Gulch." 9) "Central City; from the side of Mammoth Hill looking up Gregory and Eureka Gulches." 10) "Nevada, Colorado." 11) [Mountain ranges, two images on one sheet:] a. "Russell Gulch, Gilpin County," b. "The Chief, Squaw and Papoose, as seen from Idaho." 12) [Clear Creek County views, two images on one sheet:] a. "Idaho," b. "Fall River." 13) [Fall River views, two images on one sheet:] a. "The Old Mountaineer," b. "Profile Rock." 14) [Clear Creek County views, two images on one sheet:] a. "Empire City, from near the foot of Silver Mountain, looking towards Elizabethtown," b. "Elizabethtown, from the Griffith Tunnel." 15) "South Park." 16) "Mount Lincoln. The town of Montgomery is seen at its base." 17) "Twin Lakes." 18) "Pike's Peak and Colorado City." 19) "Garden of the Gods." 20) "Monuments, near Monument Creek." 21) [Mining and Stamp Process, four images on one sheet:] a. "Gulch Mining. - Colorado Gulch," b. "Spanish Arastra - on Clear Creek," c. "The Stamp Process. - Mr. Sensenderfer's Mill," d. "Shaft or Lode Mining. - Interior of No. 1, on the Gregory, the Black Hawk Co.'s Mine." 22) [The Keith Process. Hope Gold Company's Works, four images on one sheet:] a. "The Ore Breaking Room. - Blake's Ore Breaker," b. "The Furnace," c. "The Ore Pit, or Drying Room," d. "Amalgamating Room." 23) [The Smelting Process. James E. Lyon & Co.'s Smelting Works; four images on one sheet:] a. "Ore Dressing Room - The Buddle and Jiggs," b. "Reverberatory Furnace," c. "Cupel Furnace," d. "Scotch Hearths." Bennett, p.72; Deak, Picturing America 808 (ref); [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("vBismarck").

      No place, "Lundi 6hr ½", [1866, according to a small remark in pencil]. - 8vo. ¾ page. In this note written on Monday at 6:30 a.m. Otto von Bismarck tells Vincent Count Benedetti that his short trip will be taken by stages of 30 minutes, starting at 8 o'clock. Bismarck asks Benedetti whether he could come before that. "Pourriez-vous venir avant? Tout à vous vBismarck" (transl: "Could you come come earlier? Entirely yours vBismarck").

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        David Dellepiane, Loterie Ville de Marseille, 1899.

      Loterie Ville de MarseilleAffiche ontworpen door David Dellepiane (1866-1925), lithografie uitgegeven in 1899 door Moullot. Afmetingen (lijst): 165 x 111 cm.Het lithograferen zoals dit in 1870 door Jules Cheret werd geperfectioneerd tot een drukproces van drie verschillende stenen platen (met daarop meestal rode, gele en blauwe inkt) was een doorslaand succes.Het bleef een gecompliceerd proced?, maar de intensiteit van de kleur en de veelheid aan nuances die konden worden aangebracht, bood tot dan toe ongekende mogelijkheden. Deze uitvinding leidde er toe, beeld en tekst aantrekkelijk in groot formaat te kunnen combineren, waarmee de lithografische poster een baanbrekende innovatie werd.De poster bepaalde al snel het straatbeeld in de groeiende steden van Europa en Amerika. Parijs, Milaan en New York waren getransformeerd naar open lucht kunst galerie?n en maakten de weg vrij voor het moderne reclame tijdperk.David Dellepiane volgde met deze poster voor de stad Marseille de door Alphonse Mucha in 1894 ge?ntroduceerde zwierige art nouveau stijl.Prijs: ?3.850,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des graeflichen und freiherrlichen Hauses der Voegte von Hunolstein.

      Nürnberg, in Commission bei Jacob Zeiser -72 1866 - 3 Bände. 27,5 x 22,5 cm. 1 Bl., IV, 376 S.; 500 S.; 1 Bl., 319 S. Mit 3 lithographierten Titeln, 6 getönten bzw. farb. lithogr. Tafeln, 1 Holzstichtafel und mehreren Textholzstichen. Original-Broschur. Buchblock von Band 2 gebrochen. Teils stärker fleckig. Mit chromolithographierten Ansichten von Hunolstein und Merxheim. Ohne das Porträt Johann Wilhelms im dritten Band.

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        Why Colored People in Philadelphia are Excluded from the Street Cars

      1866 - (CIVIL RIGHTS). [Kelley, William D.] Why Colored People in Philadelphia are Excluded from the Street Cars. Philadelphia: Benjamin Bacon, 1866. 27 p. Printed wrappers. Handsomely bound in modern marbled paper-covered boards, leather spine label. Very light toning of the first gathering, unobstrusive archival repair to the gutter of the front wrapper. A very good copy. Blacks had long been excluded from riding in the street cars in Philadelphia. The city's mayor even made a public statement that he didn't want the ladies of his family riding in cars with Negroes. When black Civil War veterans returned home, they found they were not permitted to ride in the public cars. Earlier, prominent African American William Still had published a letter in 1859 urging the city to permit black riders, and later there were more demonstrative protests, but it was the denial of service to war veterans that provided the springboard for the change in policy by the street car companies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poetical Works

      , 1866. 1866. BYRON, (George Gordon) Lord. The Poetical Works. London: John Murray, 1866. Ten volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. $2200.Later edition of Lord Byron

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        David Dellepiane, Loterie Ville de Marseille, 1899.

      Loterie Ville de MarseilleAffiche ontworpen door David Dellepiane (1866-1925), lithografie uitgegeven in 1899 door Moullot. Afmetingen (lijst): 165 x 111 cm.Het lithograferen zoals dit in 1870 door Jules Cheret werd geperfectioneerd tot een drukproces van drie verschillende stenen platen (met daarop meestal rode, gele en blauwe inkt) was een doorslaand succes.Het bleef een gecompliceerd procedé, maar de intensiteit van de kleur en de veelheid aan nuances die konden worden aangebracht, bood tot dan toe ongekende mogelijkheden. Deze uitvinding leidde er toe, beeld en tekst aantrekkelijk in groot formaat te kunnen combineren, waarmee de lithografische poster een baanbrekende innovatie werd.De poster bepaalde al snel het straatbeeld in de groeiende steden van Europa en Amerika. Parijs, Milaan en New York waren getransformeerd naar open lucht kunst galerieën en maakten de weg vrij voor het moderne reclame tijdperk.David Dellepiane volgde met deze poster voor de stad Marseille de door Alphonse Mucha in 1894 geïntroduceerde zwierige art nouveau stijl.Prijs: ?3.850,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      1866. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1866 : Rebound without Covers This Wisden is in a lovely binding and has been well kept, it has some minor trimming and a couple of marks, mainly pencil, inside, but few and far between, book plate of Russell Bencraft (Hants CC) to the rebound page.

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        Follies of the Year

      London: Bradbury, Evans & Co., 1866. Twenty-One John Leech Hand-Colored FrontispiecesLEECH, John. Follies of the Year. A Series of Coloured Etchings from Punch's Pocket Books 1844-1864. With Some Notes by Shirley Brooks. London: Bradbury, Evans & Co., n.d. [1866]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches; 213 x 308 mm.). Engraved decorative title with hand colored vignette, [vi], twenty-one unnumbered leaves of text and twenty one hand-colored etched plates heightened with gum arabic (all but one with a tissue guard).Publisher's half red morocco over blue cloth boards ruled in gilt. Front cover pictorially stamped and titled in gilt, lower cover pictorially stamped in gilt. Smooth spine lettered in gilt. Original blue cloth mounted to inner front and rear covers. Light rubbing to binding extremities, otherwise near fine."I have annexed as letter-press to these pictures from Mr. Punch's Pocket-Books a very slight, gossiping chronology of the years in which the drawings respectively appeared, jottings - it might be - from one's private entries in those pocket-books themselves. The work is, of course, quite out of the jurisdiction of criticism; and if the memoranda should enable any of my younger friends to adjust a single drawing room dispute without walking paterfamilias from his after-dinner nap, I shall - if apprised of the fact - be perfectly contented." (Shirley Brooks - Introduction)."Twenty-one etched prints by Leech which were used as frontispieces to Punch's Pocket Books from 1844 to 1864, and which show an interesting development in his work" (Field). The accompanying text is by Shirley Brooks.The Plates:Fashions for 1844; Farming for Ladies; Hyde Park as it will be; The Matrimonial Tattersall's; Conversazione of Ladies; Higgledy-Piggledy; A Social Sketch; Preparatory School for Young Ladies; Progress of Bloomerism; Alarming Prospect;Topsy-Turvy; A Prize-Baby Show; The Quiet Street; Dressing for the Ball; A Substitute for the Sea-Side; A Pic-Nic in the Drawing Room; Swimming for Ladies; Volunteer Movement; A Croquet Match; Some Sea-Side Fashions for 1863; A Rather Fast Steeple-Chase.Field, p. 101.

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        Low's Railway & Telegraph Directory for 1866

      New York: Slater and Riley. Very Good. 1866. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. A scarce directory for all of the United States and Canada. Brown stamped cloth with advertisement stamped on rear board. Spine is lightly sunned with faded imprint. Bumped and rubbed corners. Binding tight. Light soil on edges and a few pages. Advertisement leaves throughout, with several on color paper. [24] adverts and index,1-200,1-52. Many equipment illustrations accompany the ads. The entries for railroads give track distances, gauges, directors and employees, and any economic and engine details provided by the railroad. The East India Telegraph Company is listed near the end, with mention of the circumglobal capability of the telegraph once the Transatlantic cable is laid. Scarce, with only one copy found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        Geschichte der Türkei vom Sieg der Reform 1826 bis zum Pariser Tractat 1856. In zwei Theilen. ZWEI (2) Teile in einem Band.

      Leipzig, Hirzel, 18661867 - ERSTAUSGABE. XII, 303; VIII, 262 Seiten. 22 cm. Halblederband der Zeit. Staatengeschichte der neuesten Zeit, Band 11 und 12. Teil 1: Von der Vertilgung der Janitscharen bis zum Tode Machmuds II., Teil 2: Von der Thronbesteigung Abdulmedjids bis zum Pariser Tractat von 1856. - Kanten berieben, Lederecken und Rücken deutlich beschabt. Vorderes Rückengelenk brüchig. Vorsätze in den Ecken mit Leimschatten, vorn mit Besitzerstempel. Eine Seite mit wenigen Tintenfleckchen im Text (wenige Buchstaben unleserlich). Seiten papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Sonst gutes Exemplar der ERSTAUSGABE, komplett in ZWEI Bänden (in einem Band). - Georg Rosen, deutsch-jüdischer Iranist, Turkologe und Diplomat. Seit 1844 Dragoman bei der preußischen Gesandtschaft in Konstantinopel, seit 1853 preußischer Konsul in Jerusalem, seit 1867 Generalkonsul des Norddeutschen Bundes, später des Deutschen Reichs in Belgrad (bis 1875). Sprache: Deutsch. Gewicht in Gramm: 505 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        JEWS’ HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK. INCORPORATED FEBRUARY, 1866

      [New York], Unknown 1866 - First edition. Original beautifully illustrated broadside showing the hospital and with important names of hospital directors and committees. Mounted and framed in a wooden frame. Picture 11x16.5 cm, frame 22x28. Broadside page appears to be from an event related to the official re-naming of the Jews’ Hospital in New York to Mount Sinai Hospital. Jews' Hospital (later famously renamed as Mount Sinai Hospital) was founded in 1852 by Sampson Simson (1780-1857) to address the needs of New York's rapidly growing Jewish community. At the time, New York City hospitals often discriminated against Jews - refusing them treatment as patients as well as blocking the hiring of Jewish medical staff. The Jews' Hospital in the City of New York, as it was initially called, inaugurated its first building in 1855, in what was then a rural neighborhood on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on land donated by Simson. Just a short few years later the 45-bed hospital would be unexpectedly filled to capacity with soldiers wounded in the U. S. Civil War. In 1866 it was renamed Mount Sinai HospitalThe medical staff was primarily Jewish, because until relatively recently, it was difficult for Jewish doctors to obtain postgraduate training or specialist posts at major New York hospitals. (See T. Levitan, Islands of Compassion: A History of the Jewish Hospitals of New York. 1964) . A comparable item but without the important listings of names sold for over USD 6, 000.00 at auction in 2015 SUBJECT(S) : Mount Sinai Hospital. Very minimal markings and wear. Slight toning. Very good + condition. Attractive. (AMR-53-8) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh: The History of the Ti-Ping Revolution, Including a Narrative of the Author's Personal Adventures

      Day & Son 1866 - London: Day & Son, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. 842 pages across two volumes. Volume 1 good with soil and wear to the boards and the corners bumped. The front board dampstained, obscuring the gilt design. Both joints split two inches from the head. Volume 2 very good with lesser rubbing and dampstaining to the boards, not affecting the design. Corners bumped. A few leaves imperfectly cut. Both volumes sunned at the spine with minor foxing to the plates. All plates and the two folding maps present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Witchcraft Delusion in New England

      1866. First Edition . (MATHER, Cotton) (CALEF, Robert) DRAKE, Samuel G. The Witchcraft Delusion in New England: Its Rise, Progress, and Termination. Roxbury, Massachusetts: for W. Elliot Woodward, 1866. Three volumes. Quarto, original ivory wrappers, uncut and partially unopened. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.Limited first edition, number 219 of only 280 copies, an exceptional edition of Drake's annotated publication of the two key works on the Salem Witch Trials: Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World and Robert Calef's oppositional response in More Wonders—""a literary milestone that helped shift prevailing views about witchcraft.""An accomplished historian, Samuel Drake was ""one of the first great collectors and chroniclers of the American experience."" In 1866 Drake used his vast resources and historical knowledge to publish this, his annotated edition of the two central, opposing works on a key controversy of the 17th century—the Salem witch trials. Boston merchant Robert Calef was outraged at the witchcraft trials ""and by what he perceived as the blind zealotry of the participating clergyÂ… He directed his sharpest barbs at Cotton MatherÂ… who had written an elaborate account of these and other episodes of apparent demonic possession"" in Wonders of the Invisible World (1693). Unable to find a New England publisher for his controversial challenge to the Mather clerical dynasty, Calef was forced to publish his More Wonders in London in 1700. Though Increase Mather ordered a copy of Calef's work to be burned in Harvard Yard, ""the damage to Cotton Mather's reputation had already been doneÂ… By all accounts, Calef's More Wonders was a literary milestone that helped to shift prevailing views about witchcraft"" (ANB). Drake's three-volume edition thoroughly documents the witchcraft trials, printing Mather's and Calef's texts along with his own annotations and notes. This wide-margined copy is number 219 of only 280 copies, printed along with a large paper edition (50 copies), no priority established. Containing engraved head- and tail-pieces, along with full-page reproductions of Mather's and Calef's original title pages. Howes D481. Sabin 20884. Each volume with trace of bookplate removal. Volume III with partial early printed paper spine label.Text quite fresh and clean. Text block and original paper wraps expertly restored.

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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 160, 1870, pp. 497-518

      - COMPLETE, FULL VOLUME FIRST EDITION & "FIRST PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION" OF [JEVONS'] LOGIC MACHINE, often called a 'logical piano' because of its resemblance to that instrument" (The Origins of Cyberspace, 137). Jevons' machine was the first logic machine with enough power to solve complicated problems with superhuman speed" - in other words, faster than could a human being. In 1866, William Stanley Jevons, an English economist and logician, was appointed Professor of Logic and Mental and Moral Philosophy at Owens College, Manchester. As did many other logicians of the 19th century, Jevons wanted to elucidate clear links between mathematics and logic. He was particularly drawn toward developing the ways in which logical problems could be resolved by just repeatedly applying simple, mechanical rules. It was during this time that a principle of reasoning dawned on him that he expressed as follows: "Whatever is true of a thing is true of its like" (Jevons, Elementary Lessons on Logic). The realization galvanized Jevons into action. Inspired by Boole's established formal rules of logic and Babbage's mechanical calculating machine, Jevons was able, in 1870, to take "the last steps towards mechanization of logic deduction" with the machine he devised (Amblard, A Finite State Description of the Earliest Logical Computer, 1). Jevons began with the hope of constructing "a logical abacus as a device capable of performing logical inference in the way similar to that as the arithmetic abacus is used for calculations" (Stankovic, From Boolean Logic, 74). Basically, he wanted to build a mechanical device that would implement automated deduction - a "labor-saving device that required only the addition of keys, levers, and pulleys to become a logic machine? "In appearance the machine resembles a miniature upright piano. On the face of the piano are openings through which one can see letters representing the 16 possible combinations of four logical terms and their negatives. The keys at the bottom are used to introduce the terms of a logical equation. This action automatically eliminates from the face of the machine all combinations of terms which are inconsistent with the proposition just fed to the machine. After all premises have been fed to the device, its face is then examined to determine what conclusions can be drawn" (Lee, Computer Pioneers, 401). The original plans for Jevons' machine have been lost to history, but this paper is his first description of the construction and is very detailed; it is also accompanied by three copperplate engravings mapping the interior of the machine's construction. Jevons' original machine can still be seen today at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. It should be noted that "Jevons' fame as the inventor of the logic machine has tended to obscure the important role he played in the history of both deductive and inductive logic. He was one of the pioneers of modern symbolic logic) (Lee, 400). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1860, 160, 1861. London: Taylor and Francis, Printers to the Royal Society (11.5 x 9.25 inches; 288 x 231mm). [12], 12, [1], 608, [5]. 52 copperplate engravings. Full volume, complete. Small ex-libris blindstamp and penciled notation on the title page; closed tears at the edges of some pages. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occasional light toning and foxing. Very good condition.

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        JEWSÂ’ HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK. INCORPORATED FEBRUARY, 1866

      [New York], Unknown. 1866. Broadsie. First edition. Original beautifully illustrated broadside showing the hospital and with important names of hospital directors and committees. Mounted and framed in a wooden frame. Picture 11x16.5 cm, frame 22x28. Broadside page appears to be from an event related to the official re-naming of the JewsÂ’ Hospital in New York to Mount Sinai Hospital. Jews' Hospital (later famously renamed as Mount Sinai Hospital) was founded in 1852 by Sampson Simson (1780-1857) to address the needs of New York's rapidly growing Jewish community. At the time, New York City hospitals often discriminated against Jews - refusing them treatment as patients as well as blocking the hiring of Jewish medical staff. The Jews' Hospital in the City of New York, as it was initially called, inaugurated its first building in 1855, in what was then a rural neighborhood on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on land donated by Simson. Just a short few years later the 45-bed hospital would be unexpectedly filled to capacity with soldiers wounded in the U. S. Civil War. In 1866 it was renamed Mount Sinai HospitalThe medical staff was primarily Jewish, because until relatively recently, it was difficult for Jewish doctors to obtain postgraduate training or specialist posts at major New York hospitals. (See T. Levitan, Islands of Compassion: A History of the Jewish Hospitals of New York. 1964) . A comparable item but without the important listings of names sold for over USD 6, 000.00 at auction in 2015 SUBJECT(S) : Mount Sinai Hospital. Very minimal markings and wear. Slight toning. Very good + condition. Attractive. (AMR-53-8) .

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        Neue Missionsreisen in S

      Jena und Leipzig, Hermann Costenoble 1866 - 8

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        Exotic Ornithologyâ

      Bernard Quaritch 1866-69, London - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tonbridge Legends, Etc.

      London: Kent and Co, Tonbridge: Richard Ware, n.d. [1866]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.232. With seven engraved plates. Green cloth with ornate gilt margins to boards, gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Spine has at some point been professionally rebacked. Bookbinders label of Hanbury and Simpson to front pastedown, Somerhill Library bookplate to front free endpaper. Tissue guard to frontispiece plate heavily browned and torn, no tissue guards to other plates, if issued. Some thumbing and pencil marks and indentations, in a juvenile hand, interspersed throughout the textblock. Some light spotting throughout. Trace of old tape residue to gutter next to the first page of the preface. Cloth worn to extremities with loss to the corners, generally bright. Some small closed tears to some pages, some old tape reinforcement to some of the prelims. Aside from these faults a very good copy of a damned scarce title. A rare book, only three other copies listed on COPAC, at Oxford, Cambridge, and the British Library. A curious volume containing a collection of short essays etc. on Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, and Tunbridge Wells. Chapters include a poem entitled "The Death of the Tonbridge Soldier on the Heights of Sebaststopol", "an Adventure in Knole Park", and "The Subterranean Passages of Tonbridge Castle"

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        The final four sides of a superb Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. Edwin SIDNEY (David, 1813-1873, Scottish Missionary & Explorer)

      1866 - (1798-1872), "But after all it is not the false or even true philosophers whose sympathies well up to all this world of woe. It is the men in whose hearts the love of Christ is the controlling motive that feel for all the lost . of our race whether at home and abroad .", he continues about his plans to "experiment with the tame buffaloes of India - they are so like the wild ones of Africa which are not killed by the poison of the Tsetse that I have sent over 14 which I propose to use as beasts of burden - and if they withstand the evil effects of the bite of this insect we shall confer a greater boon on Africa than you will on England by . At present no beast of burden exists there. I have also nine Africans who were recaptured and educated at a Government school near Bombay. They are all young, have acquired a knowledge of some trade & are Christians. They understand that hard work is meant . I regret that I neglected to send you a copy of my last work ." but he will find it in the Library, "My present attempt is to the North . away from all Portuguese .", 4 sides 8vo., no place, no date Apparently Unpublished. Livingstone left London on 13th Aug. 1865 and arrived in Bombay on 11th September. Here he sold his boat the Lady Nyassa and invested the money in shares in an Indian bank which failed a year or two afterwards. He stayed in India until January 1866. Sir Bartle Frere, governor of Bombay, gave him a passage to Zanzibar in the Thule, a government vessel, which was to be presented to the sultan of Zanzibar as a gift from the Bombay government. He had brought with him from India some boys from the Nassick Mission, and thirteen sepoys, as a nucleus for his expedition. At Zanzibar he engaged ten Johanna men and four natives of Nyasaland, and bought camels, buffaloes, mules, and donkeys to experiment on their resistance to the effect of the tsetse fly. He arrived off the Rovuma in H.M.S. Penguin on 22nd March, but owing to difficulties of entering, landed in Mikindani Bay on 4th April. The animals were overloaded and maltreated by the sepoys, and bitten by the tsetse fly.

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        Frülingsgesang [Song of Spring] for two Violins, Piano and Harmonium ad lib. [WoO]. [Score and parts]. Autograph working musical manuscript signed, dated April 3, 1920 at conclusion.

      Folio. Unbound. Notated in ink on printed 12-stave music paper, ca. 300 x 250 mm. Autograph titling and inscription to recto of outer bifolium. Score: Title + 16 pp. Violin I: Title + 4 pp. Violinn II: Title + 5 pp. Harmonium: Title + 7 pp. With some corrections, additions, and cancellations within score. Overpaste amendations to lower half of one leaf within score, comprising a 3-measure passage for all instruments. Some corrections to harmonium part including notational overpaste replacing final page. With performance markings, fingerings, etc., in lead and blue pencil to parts. Inscribed to Frau Hollmann, wife of the distinguished physician Dr. Otto Hollman (1866-1940) of Berlin, by Bruch in 1920 on the occasion of her birthday: "Dem lieben Frühlingskinde, Frau Sanitätsrat Dr. Hollmann, zum Geburtstag 1920 Freundschaftlichst Max Bruch" ("To the child of Spring, the wife of [the distinguished physician] Dr. Hollmann, on her birthday 1920 Most amicably, Max Bruch" ). Slightly trimmed at upper and lower margins just affecting manuscript dynamics to several pages but with no loss of notation; lower edges of several leaves with burn marks; occasional minor dampstaining; occasional tears. In quite good condition overall. One of Bruch's last compositions, Frülingsgesang was written for the American journalist Arthur Abell, Berlin correspondent of The Musical Courier and a champion of Bruch's violin works in America. It is based on part of Bruch's oratorio "Gustav Adolf," op. 73 (1897-98). Fifield: Max Bruch His Life and Works, pp. 321 and 339. Not in the Grove or MGG works list. "The E major violin duet was written in the early months of 1920, but was published posthumously in 1922 by Carl Fischer of New York under the spurious title of Song of Spring (the title was probably Abell's). The work was based on a passage in Gustav Adolf which was a particular favourite of the composer... The Song of Spring is... in ternary form, but the middle section of the later work is new material not to be found in Gustav Adolf. The piece is inconsequential, with a simplicity of harmony, somewhat crude modulation using the diminished sevenh to and from the middle section, and an accompaniment based on the left hand of the piano part of the vocal score of Gustav Adolf for the outer sections. An unimaginative middle section is dominated by parallel thirds mirrored in both hands. There are also attempts at orchestral tremolandi more suited to the piano score of the original vocal version. Interest in Song of Spring is centred entirely on its melodic invention. Bruch himself admitted to a lack of inspiration 'in my old age' in finding new material, when he wrote to Simrock's asking permission to quote from Gustav Adolf..." Fifield p. 321. "J.A. Fuller Maitland was an admirer of Bruch, and sought to compare him with Brahms to ascertain their relative positions in music. His conclusion (which he described in his Masters of German Music) was to place him midway between Brahms and other German contemporary composers. The best of Bruch's works were in Maitland's opinion: ... distinguished by great and easily intelligible beauty, and by the rare quality of distinction... Both the music and the man belong to the Lower Rhine country... The broadly flowing melodies of his invention suggest the course of such a river as that of his native country... He is one of those who uphold most worthily the dignity of the art, and if he has not attained to the position of one whose every publication is received by musicians with a reverence due to a new revelation, he has won the hearts of many thousands of hearers by his beautiful creations in certain branches of music - viz., choral works of large design with orchestral accompaniment, and works for violin or violoncello." op. cit. p. 327. One of the last German Romantic composers, "Max Bruch's precocious gifts remained largely unfulfilled for two reasons. He was an exact contemporary of Brahms and was forced to exist in the shadow of his greater colleague even beyond the latter's death over 20 years before his own, and the stubborn resistance he maintained to musical developments largely instigated by Wagner stifled any of his own originality. Nevertheless his name will endure, if only thanks to one superb violin concerto." Christopher Fifield in Grove Music Online. Autograph manuscripts of complete works by Bruch are rare to the market.

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        New York Map-Guide: Picture Map in Full Color. Street Map - Subway Map

      1866. Brossura buono Inglese unico "About the technique and the artist. This picture map, or bird's-eye-view, of New York is the first such map to be drawn of the city since 1866. Althougt little reference information is available, it is believed the technique was used in Europe as early as the 15th Century; and it is further believed that this type of cartography was fully developed as an art form, called Vogelschaukarten, by German artists of the middle and late 19th Century. / Obviously the problems faced by these earlier artist cannot be compared with the sifficulties encountered in creating this map of New York City. the artist, logically enough, is Hermann Bollmann of Braunschweig, Germany. Before World War II he was a well known woodcarver and an engraver. Since 1948 he has drawn thirty-nine similar maps of European cities. / For this map of New York his staff has designed and built special cameras. They have taken 67,000 individual photographs of the City, 17,000 of these from the air. To solve the problem of skyscrapers and concentration of building, Bolmann has used several unique devices, which remain his secret. Further he has achieved a perspective which gives full effect to the soaring beauty of the City. The map is drawn with eact accuaracy to the smallest detail. And in this age of automation, Bollmann's cameras are his only compromise with the present. All the actual drawing is done by hand" (dal secondo piatto della copertina). I ed.. Testi in inglese/francese/tedesco/spagnolo/italiano/giapponese. "Locate instantly Art Galleries, Museums, Restaurants, Theatres, Hotels and Retail Shops, and all other major points o interest in New York" (dal primo piatto della copertina). VIII, 48, brossura con risvolto all'ultimo piatto e con piatti illustrati a colori da un particolare della mappa di Hermann Bollmann, custodia editoriale in vinile. Allegata la mappa a volo d'uccello a colori ripiegata. Con illustrazioni in b/n. Stato buono (brunitura della copertina, delle pagine e della mappa). Index: About New York (in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese) - Airlines - Auditoriums & Concert Halls - Botanical Gardens - Castello Map of 1660 - Children's Activities - Churches - Colleges & Universities - Consulates - Convention Halls - Famous American Compaanies (Banks - Chemicals - Communications - Electronics - Financial - Photographic Film & Cameras - Real Estate - Textiles9 - Historic Houses - Hotels - Important places of Interest - Librairies - Picture Map of City (Inside Back Flap) - Museums (Art - Historical - Science) - Restaurants - Retail Shops (Art Galleries - Beauty Salons - Department Stores - Men's Stores - Women's & Girl's) - Rockefeller Center - Skyscrapers (Famous Buildings) - Steamship Companies - Street Map of All Boroughs - Street Numbers, key to - Subway & Bus Information - Subway Systems Map - Television & Radio - Theatres.

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        Aldine Edition of the British Poets

      London: Bell and Daldy,, 1866-71. 54 volumes, octavo (188 x 125 mm). Finely bound by Maclehose in half morocco in various colours, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With frontispieces and vignette titles. Bookplate to pastedown of volume 1, some minor spotting to a few leaves, spines ever so slightly rubbed and faded, an excellent set. First Bell and Daldy edition. The celebrated Aldine Edition of the British Poets was begun by William Pickering (1796?1854) in 1830, with the reputable scholars Alexander Dyce, Nicholas Harris Nicolas, and John Mitford as editors. Bell bought most of Pickering's publications, including the Aldine series of poets, which he subsequently revised and expanded. This set includes two supplementary volumes of Thomas Chatterton's poems published in 1871.

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