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        THE FATHER OF RUSSIAN PHYSIOLOGY] Refleksy golovnogo mozga [i.e. Reflexes of the Brain]

      A. Golovachov, St. Petersburg 1866 - [4], II, 186 pp. 8vo. Contemporary quarter-leather binding. The name of the author and the book title as well as owner's initials in gilt on the spine. Owner's private stamp on the title. Some side foxing on the first seven pages of the text and on the last five. The top of the spine has been restored. Overall copy is in good condition. Very rare. First edition of the ground-breaking work that established the basis of the Russian School of Physiology. Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov (1829-1905) single-handedly created this field of Russian science, by introducing electrophysiology and neurophysiology into medical laboratories. This is one of the main works by Sechenov. Originally an article with the same name was to be printed in Sovremennik, the most influential periodical of the time, but thst was forbidden by the censor, and it was published in 1863 in the medical journal, Meditsinsky vestnik. The expanded book version, now a classic text, appeared four years later. This work marked the beginning of the era of objective physiology. Sechenov demonstrated that since reflexes cannot occur without external stimuli, physiological activity is brought about by stimuli that act on the sense organs. He made a significant contribution to our knowledge of reflexes by determining that reflexes depend not only on current stimuli but also on past influences. Sechenov believed that the retention of vestiges in the central nervous system is the basis for memory; inhibition is the mechanism for the selective control of behavior; and the operation of the amplifying mechanism of the brain is the foundation for motivation. Ivan Pavlov, the most famous of Sechenov's pupils, called him "the father of Russian physiology". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Manuscript in Urdu:] Sulasut Jul Kutuub ... a treatise on the momentus controversy regarding salvation pending between Christians and Mahommedans: in which the current unfounded traditions of the Mohammedans are refuted

      [Madras: finished this evening Saturday 25 August 10pm 1866]. Small 4to, 3 parts in one volume comprising two drafts and a "Printer's copy," foliated 156, 118, 116, including title pages to the last two parts; approx. 9 x 6 1/4 inches. The handwritten text in Urdu in Nastaliq script comprises a "First draft" in pencil, followed by a "Second draft with corrections" in ink, written on blue fine paper. The text is heavily reworked with extensive ink and pencil alterations and crossing outs. In some places new text has been pasted in. Occasionally with some minor marks and tears. Bound in contemporary quarter calf over marbled paper covered boards, recased and rebacked. Bookplate of Hugh Henry Robertson Aikman (William's son). William Aikman (1822 - 1903) was a religious writer and poet who joined the Indian Army in 1840. Among his works are some essays published under the pseudonym "A Soldier of the Cross." This treatise on spiritual salvation was published in Urdu in Madras, 1866 by Willem Robert and this English edition by Aikman was printed by Caleb Foster in Madras 1868.

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        EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS WRITTEN WHILE IN ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC AND THE ARMY OF THE GULF, DURING "OUR CIVIL WAR" [manuscript title].

      [N.p., likely Massachusetts. ca. 1866]. - 121pp. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards. Tape reinforcements at spine ends. Internally clean. Very good. An intriguing post-Civil War journal of transcribed letters and extracts of documents, containing assorted anecdotes and reminiscences relating to Union soldier, David F. Hicks. Most of the contents were transcribed by Hicks' wife, though it seems to have been a collaborative effort with a couple of different hands in evidence. A summary by Mrs. Hicks on pp.68-9 gives a fine overview of Hicks' career. Sgt. David F. Hicks served in Co. B, 13th Reg., Massachusetts Volunteers. He enlisted at the start of the war in April 1861 and was mustered out in July 1864 as a lieutenant, after much illness and being wounded in battle multiple times. Towards the end of his service, Hicks was with the 7th Infantry Corps d'Afrique, Ullman's Brigade which was subsequently consolidated as the 79th Reg. Colored Infantry. The journal does not cover all aspects of his army life, such as the battles of South Mountain and Chantilly, nor does it include letters from 1861. It does include personal descriptions of numerous battles, including Aquia Creek, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and the Siege of Port Hudson. There are also references to Warrenton, Winchester and Harper's Ferry. Hicks apparently liked generals Banks, Hooker and Burnside, in addition to his idol McClellan, but spoke ill of Pope and Porter. Before being discharged, he spent some time in New Orleans (avoiding Confederate guerillas) and Texas where he engaged in recruiting. Hicks took disability in 1866 and died shortly thereafter. The entries for the present notebook run from Jan. 30, 1862 to Dec. 8, 1863, and detail the sweep of Hicks' experience in the war. A sampling of extracts from the letters are as follows: 1) "[Camp near Fredericksburg, May 24, 1862]. Old Abe was here yesterday with Sec. Stanton. He reviewed the whole corps. He looks like his pictures only thinner." 2) "[Sharpsburg / Battle of Antietam, Sept. 18, 1862]. We had a very severe battle yesterday. Our brigade commenced the attack and stood nobly. They suffered terribly. I had one ball through the waist of my coat, two through my dipper and a spent ball hit me on the head and I had my gun shot away in my hand. I fired all my ammunition and borrowed all I could." 3) "[Camp near Falmouth / Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 17, 1862]. We fought another great battle and I have escaped unhurt. [O]ur whole army retreated across to this side of the Rappahannock. The result of this battle is the loss of 15,000 men killed and wounded and the knowledge that the enemy have quite as large an army as our own, in front of us, and that they are posted in an almost impregnable position." 4) "[Port Hudson, July 24, 1863]. In order to get a negro to do anything small or great, you have to lecture him half an hour in order to give him a new set of brains, and then use force to make him do it. They will make valuable auxiliaries to help garrison a fort and work on fortifications and in a siege, but for an active army in the field.they are not worth shucks. [L]eave them to themselves, they would loll around till they actually saw the danger, then they would run and leave all they possessed." 5) "[New Orleans, Dec. 8, 1863]. I wrote to M a few days ago when on my way to Texas. I returned from there yesterday. I had a very pleasant time on the voyage there and back. We landed at Matagorda Bay, where the fort of the Texas Army now is. There is a fine fort there mounting 8 guns which the Rebels abandoned upon the approach of our forces. This place will be the base of operations against Galveston. It will probably take a month to organize the Army for the attack. When Galveston falls Texas is gone up. It is thought it will be an easy conquest." Mrs. Hicks spends five pages towards the end of the journal (pp.106-110) summarizing her husband's last few months in the army, writing in the third person. Apparently, the time spent

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        Storia generale dell'inquisizione: corredata da rarissimi documenti. Opera postuma colla vita dell'autore. Seconda edizione riveduta e migliorata.

      F.lli Borroni, Milano - G. Merolla, Napoli, 1866. 4 v. (598 p. [24] c. di tav.; 598 p. [26] c. di tav.; 595 p. [26] c. di tav.; 598 p. [26] c. di tav.) 22 cm m.p. con titoli e fregi oro. Piacevole LEGATURA COEVA all'opera in mezza pelle con fregi e titoli oro. ESEMPLARE COMPLETO DI TUTTE LE 102 TAVOLE (controllate sulla base dell'elenco delle tavole posto a fine volume e ICCU) litografate e collocate f.t. di cui 49 in coloritura coeva all'acquerello. Buon esemplare raro a trovarsi completo di tutto il corpus iconografico. Prima edizione postuma di questa imponente storia dell'inquisizione dell'abate Pietro Tamburini (Brescia 1739 - Pavia 1827) forse il massimo esponente del Giansenismo italiano fautore di quella "democrazia ecclesiastica" che sfocerà nel sinodo di Pistoia del 1786. L'opera assai esaustiva nel trattare di ogni movimento ereticale rispetto alla Chiesa di Roma (nonchè delle pratiche inquisitoriali di processo e di tortura) venne scritta tra il 1817 ed il 1818 per reazione al perdurare dell'Inquisizione in Spagna ad opera di Ferdinando VII. Al suo apparire essa venne subito posta nell'Indice dei libri proibiti in cui rimase fino al Concilio Vaticano II. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1866. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo più evidente alle legatura soprattutto del III volume che presenta un piccolo difetto al dorso alcuni tratti a matita (d'epoca) al margine bianco di alcune pagine per evidenziare alcuni blocchi di testo. ...

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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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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE ALFRED DE MUSSET - 10 VOLUMES EN 10 TOMES / 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 - T.1+2. POESIES - T.3+4+5. COMEDIES - T.6+7. NOUVELLES ET CONTES - T.8. CONFESSIONS - T.9. MELANGES - T.10. OEUVRES POSTHUMES / 8 photos disponibles.

      1866. CHARPENTIER. 1866. In - 8.Carré. Relié cuir dos - coins. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais. 10 VOLUMES EN 10 TOMES: VII + 362 + 366 + 462 + 416 + 426 + 382 + 345 + 382 + 416 + 338 pages - contre - plats jaspés - dos à 4 nerfs frottés - coins frottés - epidermures sur les coins et au dos - auteur, titre, tomaison, titre du tome et roulettes dorés au dos - nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente - tome 8: 3 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte - tome 10: frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente - 8 photos disponibles. EDITION ORNEE DE 28 GRAVURES D'APRES LES DESSINS DE M. BIDA - D'UN PORTRAIT GRAVE PAR M. FLAMENG D'APRES L'ORIGINAL DE M. LANDELLE ET ACCOMPAGNEE D'UNE NOTICE SUR ALFRED DE MUSSET, PAR SON FRERE - T.I+II. POESIES - T.3+4+5. COMEDIES - T.6+7. NOUVELLES ET CONTES - T.8. CONFESSIONS - T.9. MELANGES - T.10. OEUVRES POSTHUMES.

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        Cosmos. Essai d'une description physique du monde. EN 4 TOMES

      1866. GUERIN L. et Cie. 4ème édition. 1866 - 1867. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. LIX + 581 + 623 + 760 + 834 pages. Titre, tomaison et fleurons dorés sur demi-chagrin. Reliures de bibliothèque : étiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons sur les pages de titre. Coupes et coins, des plats de couverture, légèrement usés. Fortes mouillures dans le 2ème Tome. Petit manque en coin, sur le 1er plat du 4ème Tome. Traduction de M.H. Faye et Ch. Galuski. Augmentée d'une notice biographique sur Humboldt.

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        THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE JEWS

      Philadelphia; Jones & Hamilton, Printers, 1866 [5626]. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 41 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Singerman 1969. By Dr. L. Philippson. Translated from the German, by Maurice Mayer. Preface by Isaac Leeser. Originally serialized in German in the ?Allgemeine zeitung des judenthums?, simultaneously serialized in English translation in the ?Occident? (over the space of six months) ; printed in a ?small edition of five hundred copies? (preface) . First separate appearance of an English translation of a work by Ludwig Philippson to be printed in America. This text, still quoted as the foundational work of research in the ?political reconstruction? of the trial of Jesus (see Trial of Jesus: Study in the Gospels and Jewish Historiography by David R. Catchpole, Brill, 1971) , lays out the following parameters, crucifixion was a Jewish form of execution, of the sources Tacitus is the best, the gospels being unreliable, Pilate sentenced Jesus as a political rebel, all messianic movements of the time were put down with uncompromising ferocity, the Jews neither persecuted nor tried Jesus, nor cried for his death. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. OCLC lists 14 copies. Wraps heavily soiled, final leaf in facsimile only, light foxing on a few pages, Otherwise Good condition. (AMR-44-13)

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        Grand dictionnaire universel du XIXème siècle

      Lib. classique Larousse et Boyer & Administration du Grand dictionnaire universel, 1866. - Lib. classique Larousse et Boyer & Administration du Grand dictionnaire universel, Paris 1866 - 1878, 24x31cm, 17 volumes reliés. - Originale.Reliures Edition mezzo a chiazze di pelle di pecora abbronzatura, spine piatte decorate con parti triple dorate dei numeri dei titoli e di volume (numero del volume di errore: il primo volume di supplemento, Volume 16, è Tomé 15) pelle di pecora nera, tracce di attrito e ripristina un po 'indietro, alcuni tappi strofinato con alcune piccole lacune, alcuni pezzi spaccati, carta marmorizzata piatto, leganti époque.Agréable tutto, anche se piena di suoi due volumi di integratori, praticamente privo di lentiggini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi basane mouchetée havane, dos lisses ornés de triples filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaisons (erreur de tomaison : le premier volume de supplément, le tome 16, est tomé 15) de basane noire, traces de frottements et restaurations sur certains dos, quelques coiffes frottées comportant pour certaines de petits manques, quelques mors fendus, plats de papier marbré, reliures de l'époque. Agréable ensemble, bien complet de ses deux volumes de suppléments, quasi exempt de rousseur.

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        THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE JEWS

      Philadelphia; Jones & Hamilton, Printers, 1866 [5626]. Later paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 41 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Singerman 1969. By Dr. L. Philippson. Translated from the German, by Maurice Mayer. Preface by Isaac Leeser. Originally serialized in German in the ?Allgemeine zeitung des judenthums?, simultaneously serialized in English translation in the ?Occident? (over the space of six months) ; printed in a ?small edition of five hundred copies? (preface) . First separate appearance of an English translation of a work by Ludwig Philippson to be printed in America. This text, still quoted as the foundational work of research in the ?political reconstruction? of the trial of Jesus (see Trial of Jesus: Study in the Gospels and Jewish Historiography by David R. Catchpole, Brill, 1971) , lays out the following parameters, crucifixion was a Jewish form of execution, of the sources Tacitus is the best, the gospels being unreliable, Pilate sentenced Jesus as a political rebel, all messianic movements of the time were put down with uncompromising ferocity, the Jews neither persecuted nor tried Jesus, nor cried for his death. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. OCLC lists 14 copies. Very Good condition. (AMR-44-13A)

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        Crosby Opera House

      Jevne & Almini.. [ 1866].. Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Three tiny binding holes at left edge, two repaired tears to lower margin the longer of which is 1 inch long and reaches to just below the title (it could be matted out); soiling and scattered light foxing to margins with three small foxed spots just outside the image area. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city. A striking image of the elegant five story Opera House building with a busy street in the foreground, painting a vibrant portrait of the city. .

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        Les travailleurs de la mer

      Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, 1866. - Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, Paris & Bruxelles 1866, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in - 8 (13,5x23cm), relié. - Edition contenente false dichiarazioni terza edizione. Bound in mezzo lutto rosso, torna con cinque nervi ornati di gioielli e dorature, attacchi del tempo. Macchie sparse. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito al momento. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale comportant de fausses mentions de troisième édition. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons et de filets dorés, reliures de l'époque. Rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi à l'époque.

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        EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS WRITTEN WHILE IN ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC AND THE ARMY OF THE GULF, DURING "OUR CIVIL WAR" [manuscript title]

      [N.p., likely Massachusetts, 1866. 121pp. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards. Tape reinforcements at spine ends. Internally clean. Very good. An intriguing post-Civil War journal of transcribed letters and extracts of documents, containing assorted anecdotes and reminiscences relating to Union soldier, David F. Hicks. Most of the contents were transcribed by Hicks' wife, though it seems to have been a collaborative effort with a couple of different hands in evidence. A summary by Mrs. Hicks on pp.68-9 gives a fine overview of Hicks' career. Sgt. David F. Hicks served in Co. B, 13th Reg., Massachusetts Volunteers. He enlisted at the start of the war in April 1861 and was mustered out in July 1864 as a lieutenant, after much illness and being wounded in battle multiple times. Towards the end of his service, Hicks was with the 7th Infantry Corps d'Afrique, Ullman's Brigade which was subsequently consolidated as the 79th Reg. Colored Infantry. The journal does not cover all aspects of his army life, such as the battles of South Mountain and Chantilly, nor does it include letters from 1861. It does include personal descriptions of numerous battles, including Aquia Creek, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and the Siege of Port Hudson. There are also references to Warrenton, Winchester and Harper's Ferry. Hicks apparently liked generals Banks, Hooker and Burnside, in addition to his idol McClellan, but spoke ill of Pope and Porter. Before being discharged, he spent some time in New Orleans (avoiding Confederate guerillas) and Texas where he engaged in recruiting. Hicks took disability in 1866 and died shortly thereafter. The entries for the present notebook run from Jan. 30, 1862 to Dec. 8, 1863, and detail the sweep of Hicks' experience in the war. A sampling of extracts from the letters are as follows: 1) "[Camp near Fredericksburg, May 24, 1862]. Old Abe was here yesterday with Sec. Stanton. He reviewed the whole corps. He looks like his pictures only thinner...." 2) "[Sharpsburg / Battle of Antietam, Sept. 18, 1862]. We had a very severe battle yesterday.... Our brigade commenced the attack and stood nobly. They suffered terribly.... I had one ball through the waist of my coat, two through my dipper and a spent ball hit me on the head and I had my gun shot away in my hand. I fired all my ammunition and borrowed all I could...." 3) "[Camp near Falmouth / Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 17, 1862]. We fought another great battle and I have escaped unhurt.... [O]ur whole army retreated across to this side of the Rappahannock. The result of this battle is the loss of 15,000 men killed and wounded and the knowledge that the enemy have quite as large an army as our own, in front of us, and that they are posted in an almost impregnable position...." 4) "[Port Hudson, July 24, 1863]. In order to get a negro to do anything small or great, you have to lecture him half an hour in order to give him a new set of brains, and then use force to make him do it. They will make valuable auxiliaries to help garrison a fort and work on fortifications and in a siege, but for an active army in the field...they are not worth shucks.... [L]eave them to themselves, they would loll around till they actually saw the danger, then they would run and leave all they possessed." 5) "[New Orleans, Dec. 8, 1863]. I wrote to M a few days ago when on my way to Texas. I returned from there yesterday. I had a very pleasant time on the voyage there and back.... We landed at Matagorda Bay, where the fort of the Texas Army now is. There is a fine fort there mounting 8 guns which the Rebels abandoned upon the approach of our forces. This place will be the base of operations against Galveston. It will probably take a month to organize the Army for the attack. When Galveston falls Texas is gone up. It is thought it will be an easy conquest." Mrs. Hicks spends five pages towards the end of the journal (pp.106-110) summarizing her husband's last few months in the army, writing in the third person. Apparently, the time spent in the Army of the Gulf was fatal to him, as the effects of malaria, fever and ague resulted in his death from complications of heart disease after his discharge. This journal was assembled as a memorial to him and a respectful tribute to his service in a noble cause. A notebook containing extracts of letters and documents from a Union soldier who spent considerable time in the western theater during the Civil War.

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        Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. With 100 Illustrations by A. B. Houghton, Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

      4to., in full red straight grain morooco, boards and spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. With 100 illustrations including a full-page frontispiece and 99 cuts in the text. A little spotting to first and last few leaves, otherwise a very good copy in a choice binding. First edition thus in what appears to be a publisher's deluxe binding. With a neat ink presentation inscription "Charles James Jessel May 1873. A present from Emile Merton". Charles Jessel was the son of the famous lawyer, Master of the Rolls, and MP Sir George Jessel. A scarce edition with Arthur Houghton's illustrations engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. The distinctive, angular signature of the Brothers Dalziel appended to wood-engraved illustrations from the 1840s onwards was readily recognised.. Indeed, so widespread were the Dalziels' work and influence during the two decades 1850 to 1870 that their name has become synonymous with Victorian engraving on wood, and one student of the period called the Sixties the 'Dalziel Era'. As engravers, art directors and publishers, the Dalziels -- George (1815-1902) and Edward (1817-1905) -worked with some of the nineteenth century's greatest talent in art and literature. The roll of the illustrators whose work they engraved is a distinguished one: George Cruikshank, Richard ('Dicky') Doyle, Birket Foster, John Gilbert, Charles Green, William Harvey, Arthur Boyd Houghton, Arthur Hughes and Charles Keene among them. The Dalziels became arbiters of taste, and during the 1850s and 1860s publishers turned to them for advice and guidance when venturing into illustrative literature.

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        Le poëme de Saint - François

      Librairie Poussielgue et fils, 1866. - Librairie Poussielgue et fils, Paris 1866, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Bound in mezzo marocchino rosso con gli angoli, torna con cinque nervi, quando la coda, conservato copertine piatti con un paio di restauri minori, testa dorata sui testimoni, non vincolante firmato Canape. Prezioso autografo firmato di Franz Liszt a Fleury Contessa: "rispettoso omaggio di un povero Terz'Ordine Francescano". Bellissimo esemplare piacevolmente stabiliti. Provenienza: Biblioteca del poeta Armand Godoy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de couvertures conservés comportant quelques menues restaurations, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure non signée attribuée à Canape. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Franz Liszt à « Madame la Comtesse de Fleury - respectueux hommage d'un pauvre franciscain de tiers ordre ». Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. Provenance : bibliothèque du poète Armand Godoy.   Cette pieuse dédicace rédigée sur l'ouvrage d'un tiers réunit, sous son apparente humilité toute franciscaine, les trois composantes essentielles de l'âme romantique de Liszt : le mysticisme, l'art et surtout l'amour. Figure fondatrice de l'osmose entre l'homme et la nature, Saint - François d'Assise séduit très tôt les Romantiques en quête d'icône médiévale. Chateaubriand lui consacre de très belles pages du second volume des Mémoires d'outre - tombe, Hugo, Lamartine, Vigny s'en inspirent et Liszt qui rejoint l'ordre franciscain en 1865 compose plusieurs œuvres qui lui sont dédiées dont le Cantico del sol di Francesco d'Assisi et Saint - François, la prédication aux oiseaux, toutes deux contemporaines de l'ouvrage d'Anatole de Ségur que Liszt offre à la comtesse de Fleury. Le Poëme de Saint - François constitue d'ailleurs un des premiers ouvrages consacrés au « Poverello » qui connut plusieurs siècles de désaveu avant cette renaissance Romantique. Liszt, très attentif aux études et représentations artistiques de Saint - François, conservera dans sa bibliothèque plusieurs ouvrages d'importance sur les Franciscains dont un exemplaire de cette vie du Saint dédicacé par Ségur à « l'abbé Liszt » en « hommage de reconnaissante admiration » (l'ouvrage fut référencé dans la bibliothèque de Liszt après sa mort). Alliant spiritualité et poésie, cette hagiographie en vers ne pouvait que séduire le compositeur des Harmonies poétiques et religieuses tout juste ordonné clerc des frères mineurs. Pourtant ce pieux ex - dono d'un « pauvre franciscain » à une comtesse elle - même dévote retirée du monde ranime un feu plus ancien et sulfureux qui consuma la jeunesse de l'auteur des Réminiscences de Robert le diable et des Méphisto - valses. La « Comtesse de Fleury » est en réalité « Duchesse » de Fleury mais Liszt la connut surtout sous le titre de Comtesse puisque, lorsqu'il la rencontre en janvier 1831 dans un Salon parisien, Adèle - Joséphine Quarré de Chelers est alors la comtesse Adèle de La Prunarède. Après une importante crise mystique, Liszt, âgé de dix - neuf ans, connaît alors ses premiers émois amoureux. Si « on sait peu de choses sur [c]es diverses aventures sentimentales [...] un nom se détache toutefois de cette succession d'amourettes : celui de la comtesse Adèle de la Prunarède » (cf. Serge Gut, in Correspondance Franz Liszt et Marie d'Agoult). Cette « capiteuse personne » de quinze ans son aînée fut ainsi la première liaison véritable du jeune compositeur. « à peine six mois après être sortie de sa léthargie contemplative, Liszt se plongeait dans les délices et les tourments de la passion sensuelle et fiévreuse » (op. cit.) qui ne sera interrompue qu'en 1832 par la rencontre avec Marie d'Agoult. Bien que Liszt ait passé avec Adèle plusieurs mois dans le château de Marlioz en Haute - Savoie, cette relation reste mal connue des biographes et historiens. Pourtant, l'importance de cette amante est attestée par la vive jalousie qu'elle inspirera à Marie d'Agoult tout au long de sa relation avec Liszt, comme en témoignent sa correspondance et son journal. Dès les premières années, les lettres de Liszt et de Marie d'Agoult sont traversées par ce fantôme menaçant. Les craintes de Marie d'Agoult, qui souffre du passé galant de Liszt, se portent particulièrement sur Adèle (la seule à n'être citée que par son prénom). Malgré les soins de Marie pour ne pas laisser paraître ses sentiments, les réponses de Liszt sont explicites : « Mlle Boscary épouse Miramon, j'en suis content. Adèle à Genève est écrasée de douleur. Cela aussi est bien. ». La réponse de Marie d'Agoult est entièrement mutilée du passage concernant Adèle : « Parlez - moi d'Adèle. Que peut - on donc encore lui faire souffrir. Vous savez que je l'aime » (la suite est découpée, comme souvent pour les passages trop délicats). Dans les lettres du couple entre 1833 et 1834 les références à cette Adèle sont aussi fréquentes qu'énigmatiques : « Il est en votre pouvoir de me rendre un immense service ; ma pauvre et misérable destinée est entre vos mains [...] ce n'est point de vous ni de moi qu'il s'agit mais d'Adèle » (Liszt à Marie, août 1833). En mai 1834, répondant à une demande explicite : « dites - moi ce que vous avez écrit à Adèle », Liszt confirme à Marie d'Agoult ses craintes au sujet de l'affection qu'il porte à Adèle :   « J'ai cru mieux de ne pas lui répondre à présent. [...] Le besoin de la voir, de lui parler du profond de l'âme me tourmente quelquefois... mais rarement. ». Peu après, une nouvelle crise de jalousie de Marie contraint Liszt à revenir une fois encore sur sa douloureuse rupture avec Adèle :  « Temps de lutte, d'angoisse et de tourments solitaires - temps où je brisais, détruisais, anéantissais violemment l'amour d'Adèle. C'est alors que j'écrivais : je suis et je voudrais n'être pas - je dois souffrir, souffrir seul... » De lettre en lettre, il confie à Marie ses regrets coupables : « Je n'ai été qu'un lâche et misérable poltron [Liszt souligne ces deux mots] pour Adèle ». Puis il redevient cruel : « Qu'ai - je à lui dire ?... et ce que je lui dirais, le comprendrait - elle   ? », parfois sarcastique : « Wolf m'a raconté une petite histoire scandaleuse de Mr Ginestous et d'Adèle. Il y a pour dénouement des coups de cravache humblement endurés par Adèle [...] Cela m'a amusé. ». Certaines missives paraissent même cyniques, comme ici à propos d'une autre conquête éconduite : « Je l'entendais qui me criait du fond des entrailles : "Aimez - moi, sauvez - moi", comme autrefois Adèle. ». Adèle semble disparaître un temps de la vie de Liszt et d'Agoult mais en 1837 lors de leur installation en Italie, sa présence dans le pays inquiète immédiatement Marie (elle avait l'année précédente déjà noté dans son journal le « Pèlerinage d'Adèle à Rome ») : « Mme Pictet saurait - elle dans quelle ville d'Italie se trouve à l'heure qu'il est [...] Mme de la Prunarède ? » (Lettre à A. Pictet, octobre 1837) Dès lors et jusqu'à leur rupture en 1839, la proximité de cette rivale sera une constante menace pour le couple : « Mme de la Prunarède est ici avec les Cadore. Elle est séparée de son mari et se partage entre les amants et les confesseurs. » (Lettre à Louis de Ronchaux, Rome 18 mars 1839)   Durant leur séjour commun en Italie, Marie évite de croiser Adèle, mais sa correspondance témoigne que Liszt, à son grand dam, la fréquentait plus assidûment. Ainsi cette lettre amère adressée à Adèle en juillet 1839 : « Ainsi que vous disiez hier à Franz, vous êtes très considérée dans le monde. Ce même monde qui vous considère, ne me considère pas du tout et ce qui est plus épouvantable c'est que je ne m'en soucie en aucune façon. [...] Cette considération que vous avez acquise est le fruit d'une certaine prudence qu'il ne faut pas compromettre en la heurtant au choc de mon insolite sincérité. à la vérité ! on dit aussi que vous convertissez les pécheurs, que vous marchez victorieusement dans les voies du salut, entraînant avec vous les âmes subjuguées. Peut - être subirais - je, comme d'autres, l'éloquence irrésistible de vos beaux yeux bleus, je crains que non pourtant. » Peu après, son journal nous révèle clairement la crainte que ce premier amour de Liszt provoque encore chez Marie : « Adèle vient [...]. Je la reçois dans ma chambre. Mon cœur battait horriblement. Je me remets en la regardant. Elle est horriblement changée. Sa taille est déformée, ses yeux louches, ses traits grossis, son teint brouillé. Elle a l'air excessivement faux. [...] Franz la croit grosse. » (Journal, juillet 1839 in Marie D'Agoult, Correspondance Générale Tome II) Mais plus encore que la beauté d'Adèle, ce qui effraie Marie, c'est son mysticisme. En effet, l'ancienne maîtresse de Liszt suit le même parcours que son amant de jeunesse et, ayant connu comme lui « une vie sentimentale assez tumultueuse, elle passe ses dernières années dans une profonde piété. » (op. cit. p. 562) Ainsi la dédicace de Liszt témoigne - t - elle d'une complicité profonde avec cette femme dont la sensualité l'éloigna de la religion et qu'il retrouve trente - cinq ans plus tard dans cette foi commune.   En 1877, Liszt résumera ainsi sa vie : « Après m'être douloureusement privé pendant trente années, de 1830 à 1860, du sacrement de pénitence, c'est avec une pleine conviction qu'en y recourant de nouveau j'ai pu dire à mon confesseur [...] : "Ma vie n'a été qu'un long égarement du sentiment de l'amour". J'ajoute : singulièrement mené par la musique - l'art divin et satanique à la fois - plus que tous les autres il nous induit en tentation. »   Superbe et rarissime dédicace réunissant les trois grandes passions qui ont consumées le cœur du compositeur romantique, la musique, la spiritualité, l'amour. 

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        [THE FATHER OF RUSSIAN PHYSIOLOGY] Refleksy golovnogo mozga [i.e. Reflexes of the Brain]

      St. Petersburg: A. Golovachov, 1866. [4], II, 186 pp. 8vo. Contemporary quarter-leather binding. The name of the author and the book title as well as owner's initials in gilt on the spine. Owner's private stamp on the title. Some side foxing on the first seven pages of the text and on the last five. The top of the spine has been restored. Overall copy is in good condition. Very rare. First edition of the ground-breaking work that established the basis of the Russian School of Physiology. Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov (1829-1905) single-handedly created this field of Russian science, by introducing electrophysiology and neurophysiology into medical laboratories. This is one of the main works by Sechenov. Originally an article with the same name was to be printed in Sovremennik, the most influential periodical of the time, but thst was forbidden by the censor, and it was published in 1863 in the medical journal, Meditsinsky vestnik. The expanded book version, now a classic text, appeared four years later. This work marked the beginning of the era of objective physiology. Sechenov demonstrated that since reflexes cannot occur without external stimuli, physiological activity is brought about by stimuli that act on the sense organs. He made a significant contribution to our knowledge of reflexes by determining that reflexes depend not only on current stimuli but also on past influences. Sechenov believed that the retention of vestiges in the central nervous system is the basis for memory; inhibition is the mechanism for the selective control of behavior; and the operation of the amplifying mechanism of the brain is the foundation for motivation. Ivan Pavlov, the most famous of Sechenov's pupils, called him "the father of Russian physiology".

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        Le nouveau Parnasse satyrique du dix-neuvième siècle, suivi d'un Appendice au Parnasse satyrique

      Poulet-Mallassis 1866 - EDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES EXTRÊMEMENT RARES EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER DE CHINE. Le nom de l'éditeur sur la page de titre porte cette mention : Eleutheropolis, aux devantures des libraires Ailleurs dans leurs arrière-boutiques. In-12 (184 x 118 mm.). Frontispice gravé sur Chine par Félicien Rops. Double-épreuve en noir et bistre. Reliure de l'époque, demi-basane verte. Titre doré, non-rogné. Couvertures muettes d'origine, de papier vert à doublure cirée (dos passé, quelques frottements). Poulet-Malassis, qui réalisa l'édition pour l'éditeur Jules Gay se plaignit plus tard de n'avoir jamais reçu d'exemplaire du tirage sur Chine. Provenance prestigieuse, ex-libris Gerard Nordmann. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorie storiche agrigentine

      Salvatore Montes 1866 - 1882 4to (cm. 27), 836, CLXXVIII pp. (alcuni quaderni di formato più piccolo): All’interno delle prime 836 pp. vi sono 4 cc.nn. (Errori, Correzioni, Indice) e una tav. più volte rip. (Genealogia dei Chiaramonte). Bella legatura posteriore in mz. pelle con angoli, nervi, fili, fregi e titolo oro al dorso. Fioriture sparse. Opera rara a trovarsi completa, la cui importanza è ancora accresciuta in questo esemplare per le accurate annotazioni verosimilmente autografe dell’Autore che probabilmente intendeva pubblicare una seconda edizione. L’avvocato Giuseppe Picone fu Presidente del Tribunale civile di Agrigento nel governo della rivoluzione (1848), prima di essere nominato Consigliere comunale (1860), poi Consigliere provinciale (1861) e Presidente del Consiglio (1862). Era Direttore del Museo comunale da lui fondato ad Agrigento quando scrisse queste ‘Memorie storiche’ divise in sei periodi (mitico, Elleno, Elleno Cartaginese, romano, arabo e il periodo della monarchia sino al 1878) e pubblicate a dispense su un arco di quindici anni. Particolarmente interessante è lo studio del periodo arabo, dove l’Autore dimostra l’influenza della lingua araba sul dialetto siciliano. Mira, II, 219 pp. (cita come ultima la dispensa del 1870).

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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rig-Veda Sanhita: A Collection Of Ancient Hindu Hymns

      Trubner, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Constituting The First Ashtaka, Or Book, Of The Rig-Veda; The Oldest Authority For The Religious And Social Institutions Of The Hindus. Translated From The Original Sanskrit. Dated: Vol I - Second Edition 1866. Vol II - 1854. Vol III - 1857. Vol IV - 1866. Vol V - 1888. Vol VI - 1888. Books - in Very Good brown boards with blind stamped decoration to front and back boards and spine also with gilt lettering - slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, Vol I - some browning to the end papers, title pages and introductory pages, some unopened pages, slight browning to the pages in general. Vol II & III- some browning to the end papers & extreme bottom edges, minor spotting to a couple of pages. Vol IV - professional repair to the top edge of pages 15/18 so now nice and neat, a crease to page 85/86, browning to the end papers & to page edges, title page, preface pages & index pages & some unopened pages. Vol V - slight marking to free front brown bible end paper with slight surface loss to the extreme top edge, some browning to free end papers, title pages, first few pages and edges of index pages, small tear to top edge of page v/vi with small stain & with same professional repair as with volume iv, some unopened pages, slight browning to pages in general and some slight marking/browning to the occasional page. Vol VI - some browning to the end papers, title page and index pages, some unopened pages and pages 101/108 had been opened clumsily but once again have been professionally repaired with Japanese tissue, some slight browning to pages. Otherwise the contents are clean and tightly bound. An attractive set of this important work. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. L 348, xxix 346, xxiii 524, vii 314, vii 443, vii 436 pages which all includes indexes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8929.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ANECDOTIQUE DANS LE NORD ET LE SUD DES ÉTATS-UNIS D'AMÉRIQUE

      A. Laplace, Paris 1866 - Folio. VII-469 págs., 22 magníficos grabados al acero, 4 en color. Hojas limpias. Excelente encuadernación en marroquín, con decoraciones doradas en lomo. Corte superior dorado. Bella edición romántica, impresa en buen papel, adornada con maravillosos grabados de gran calidad con vistas de ciudades americanas, dibujados por Saintin, Jules Noel, Lebreton y Foulquien, grabados por Willmann, Outhwaite, Ferdinand Delannoy, Lalaisse y Golin. El autor, había publicado parte del viaje en 1864; pero la secesión violenta y las batallas que dieron la victoria a los confederales cambió la situación. Por ello, el autor consagra un capítulo entero a la figura de Washignton y rinde tributo a Lincoln, que puso final a la lucha fratricida. Magnífico ejemplar. Viajes. Estados Unidos de América. Travels. United States of America.

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        The Atlantic Telegraph

      London: Day & Son Limited, 1866. First Edition. Half-Leather. Good. v, 117 p. + 4 p. of ads. Colour illustration on title page, chart of the voyage and 24 lithographs by Robert Dudley. Rebound in half green leather with marbled boards. Binding signed by Bayntun. Top edge of pages dampstained. In July 1865 the Irish reporter William H. Russell sailed on the Great Eastern to document the laying of the first Atlantic cable. In this volume he discusses submarine telegraphy in general as well as the trans-Atlantic telegraph he witnessed being laid. Illustrator Robert Dudley, best known at the time for his English continental views and seascapes, also went along for the trip. The result was this handsome book about the journey that reduced trans-Atlantic communication to seconds.

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        Hoboken I:85-86, 88, 94-96, 99-104]. Symphonien in Partitur. [Full score]

      Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PNs 181-192], Berlin u. Breslau 1866 - 12 volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in brown cloth-backed textured dark brown paper boards with initials "E.M." to lower right corner of upper, gilt titling and ornaments to spines. No. 1 (= Hoboken I:104): [1-2] (title), 3-118 pp.No. 2 (= Hoboken I:102): [1-2] (title), 3-106 pp.No. 3 (= Hoboken I:94): [1-2] (title), 3-108 pp.No. 4 (= Hoboken I:103): [1-2] (title), 3-116 pp.No. 5 (= Hoboken I:100): [1-2] (title), 3-122 pp.No. 6 (= Hoboken I:101): [1-2] (title), 3-132 pp.No. 7 (= Hoboken I:88): [1-2] (title), 3-94 pp.No. 8 (= Hoboken I:95): [1-2] (title), 3-91, [i] (blank) pp.No. 9 (= Hoboken I:99): [1-2] (title), 3-126 pp.No. 10 (= Hoboken I:96): [1-2] (title), 3-106 pp.No. 11 (= Hoboken I:85): [1-2] (title), 3-102 pp.No. 12 (= Hoboken I:86): [1-2] (title), 3-127, [i] (blank) pp.Engraved. Foreign agents listed in imprint: Brandus, Paris; Ewer & Comp., London; Scharfenberg & Luis, New York.Incipits of all 12 symphonies to title pages of vols. 2-3, 5, and 8-12, with subscription prices in Reichsthaler. On title pages of vols. 1, 4, 6, and 7, incipit staves from no. 8 left blank; filled staves and prices next to them are the same as in vols. 2-3, 5, and 8-12. Title pages are othersie identical. Publisher's blindstamp to title of vols. 1, 3, 4, 6-8, and 10. Caption title "Symphonie" without number through vol. 7; no. 8 with arabic numeral; nos. 9-12 with roman numerals. Caption credits to "J. Haydn" to nos. 8 and 10-12. Publisher's note "Ed. Bote & G. Bock, Berlin" printed at lower right corner of first page of music from vol. 9 on. Notational correction in pencil to p. 108 of no. 6. Bindings slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spines of vols. 1, 3, and 12 lacking; small stains to vol. 6.A complete set, including first editions in full score, of Hoboken I: 88, 96, and 100, various issues. Hoboken Haydn catalogue III, pp. 17-18 ("Coll. Sy. 5"), with title conforming to the latest of the three given by Hoboken; the imprint allows for dating between 1847 (opening of the Breslau office) and 1866 (liquidation of Scharfenberg & Luis). Hoboken collection catalogue 6: 175 (vol. 11, with mispagination, dated "um 1853"), 234 (vol. 8, misdated "um 1839"), 238 (vol. 10, mislabeled "Erstdruck" and misdated "1839"), 279 (vol. 2, earlier issue with incipits for nos. 1-7 only misdated "1839"), 294 (vol. 1, later issue with incipits for all 12 numbers).The first issues were announced in 1839, and the plate numbers reserved at the same time. Publication, however, seems to have stretched over many years: the first six volumes are listed in Hofmeister 1852, vol. 7 in Hofmeister 1860, and the final five in Hofmeister 1868. The differences in printing quality suggests that vols. 7-12 are first (or early) issues and vols. 1-6 later issues; in vols. 2, 3, and 5, the later issue is confirmed by the presence of all twelve incipits on the title page.The monogram "E.M." cannot be identified, but it is possible that it stands for Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929), the initiator of the first complete edition of Haydn's works.A well-preserved set.Together with: [Hoboken I:97] Symphonien von Joseph Haydn. Partitur. No. 7 C dur. Pr. 1 Thlr. 10 Ngr. [Full score]. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 9055], [ca. 1855]. Octavo. Black cloth-backed gray boards with blank label to spine and upper. 1f. (title), 59, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Handstamp of "Karl Schwager Musikalienhandlung u. Antiquariat Wien" to title. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped with portions of cloth spine lacking; front endpaper detached. Somewhat browned; minor blue and graphite pencil markings to title; some pages guarded; pp. 5-16 lacking. First Edition, most probably first issue. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 196 and III, p. 19 (Coll.Sy.7b; there, date is given as "1855/58"). Hoboken collection catalogue 6, 243. Not in Hirsch or RISM.The list of symphonies on the title page includes nine numbers. The first six scores (Hoboken I: 93, 94, 99, 101, 203, 104) were published in Haydn's lifetime and r [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Massachusetts in the rebellion, a record of the historical position of the commonwealth, and the services of the leading statesmen, the military, the colleges, and the people, in the civil war of 1861–65.

      Boston: Walker, Fuller and Co. Small 8vo (23.6 cm; 9.25"). Engr. frontis., xii, 16, [24] pp.; [8] plts., [2] pp. mss.. 1866 The only extra-illustrated salesman's canvassing book we have ever seen. A previous owner has added signed engravings of Benjamin Butler and Wendell Phillips, pasted the signatures of Benjamin Butler and Nathaniel P. Banks next to their illustrations, and tipped in => three signed notes from editor William Lloyd Garrison, Senator Charles Sumner, and abolitionist Wendell Phillips. Garrison, writing to the Rev. N.R. Johnston, observes, "It was very fortunate that you did not get up a meeting in your place for Daniel Pratt, who styles himself 'The Great American Traveller.' He is thoroughly crack-brained, and, were he not harmless in what he does, (i.e., not given to violence,) he would soon be in a lunatic asylum." The Sumner item is a quotation signed — "A queen on the scaffold is a less pitiful sight than a woman on the auction-block," as is the Phillips item — "Peace if possible, justice at any rate." This offering also contains the usual components of a 19th-century canvassing book. Binding is full patterned green textured cloth with a fasces-and-battleaxe gilt device in the center of the front board; an extra-gilt green cloth spine sample is attached to the front pastedown and a speckled calf spine with raised bands and a gilt black leather label is attached at the back. Samples of text and illustrations include prefatory matter, the first chapter, portraits of Civil War heroes, and more. The broadside of conditions claims this work is "full, accurate, and interesting" — yet this copy's subscriber list is blank. Provenance: Bookplate of Peter N. Ryan, a San Franciscan bookseller; later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Bound as above, boards gently bowed, lightly rubbed and unevenly faded with a few spots of cloth lacking; housed in a two-part (slipcase and corset) blue cloth case with gilt-lettered blue morocco spine, case gently rubbed. Ex-library: residue of call number label on spine of case, bookplate on endpaper, pencilling on title-page verso, circulation pocket at back. Light to moderate age-toning, some glue action around added material, some fairly light offsetting of plates, light pencilling on a few leaves and back endpaper, no stamps. => A fascinating example of potential uses for canvassing books beyond finding and recording subscribers.

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        Lo Noy de la Mare. Year 1, No., 1 (June 1866) through Year 2, No. 33 (January 1867) (all published).

      A complete run of all 33 issues of the rare satirical Catalan serial, bound in one volume, each issue circa 4 pp., the highlight of each issue being the full-page (sometimes double-page) caricatures and cartoons depicting the political climate and social mores of the time, also including epigrams, poems, and dialogues in addition to full-length articles. All issues show evidence of being folded in half, a few issues sl. browned, a few worms holes here and there. 4to. Self-wrpps. Later cloth. Barcelona 1866-1867.

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        Rig-Veda Sanhita: A Collection Of Ancient Hindu Hymns

      Trubner, London. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Constituting The First Ashtaka, Or Book, Of The Rig-Veda; The Oldest Authority For The Religious And Social Institutions Of The Hindus. Translated From The Original Sanskrit. Dated: Vol I - Second Edition 1866. Vol II - 1854. Vol III - 1857. Vol IV - 1866. Vol V - 1888. Vol VI - 1888. Books - in Very Good brown boards with blind stamped decoration to front and back boards and spine also with gilt lettering - slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, Vol I - some browning to the end papers, title pages and introductory pages, some unopened pages, slight browning to the pages in general. Vol II & III- some browning to the end papers & extreme bottom edges, minor spotting to a couple of pages. Vol IV - professional repair to the top edge of pages 15/18 so now nice and neat, a crease to page 85/86, browning to the end papers & to page edges, title page, preface pages & index pages & some unopened pages. Vol V - slight marking to free front brown bible end paper with slight surface loss to the extreme top edge, some browning to free end papers, title pages, first few pages and edges of index pages, small tear to top edge of page v/vi with small stain & with same professional repair as with volume iv, some unopened pages, slight browning to pages in general and some slight marking/browning to the occasional page. Vol VI - some browning to the end papers, title page and index pages, some unopened pages and pages 101/108 had been opened clumsily but once again have been professionally repaired with Japanese tissue, some slight browning to pages. Otherwise the contents are clean and tightly bound. An attractive set of this important work. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. L 348, xxix 346, xxiii 524, vii 314, vii 443, vii 436 pages which all includes indexes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8929.. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE APPLIQUÉE AUX RECHERCHES MICROGRAPHIQUES

      Paris: J.-B. Baillière et Fils, 1866. First edition. 8vo., iv, 333 [3] pp., 41 text illustrations, 3 mounted albumen photographic plates. Bound in quarter calf gilt and marbled paper over boards. This is an unusually bright copy, but for a few instances of faint scattered foxing. Of the three albumen photographs bound in at the rear, two are loose and the third, 'Helix costata', has some dark streaking in the middletone background, as is commonly found. (I have owned three copies and all have had similar processing stains on this plate.) A very good to near fine copy. This is the first French work on photomicrography to contain original mounted photographs, and preceded only by, "THE WONDERS OF THE MICROSCOPE PHOTOGRAPHICALLY REVEALED. BY OLLEY'S PATENT MICRO-PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTING PROCESS", London 1861; and Gerlach's, "DIE PHOTOGRAPHIE ALS HÃœLFSMITTEL MIKROSKOPISCHER FORSCHUNG", Leipzig 1863; all of which we have had the pleasure to have owned. Roosen and Salu #8386. See note in Eder's, History of Photography, p. 773, no. 5.

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        Wanderung nach den Türkis-Minen und der Sinai-Halbinsel.

      Leipzig Hinrich 1866 - 8°. XIII, 1 Bl., 96 S. Mit 3 gef. Taf. Halbleinwand. Etw. ber. u. best. Vorsatzbll. u. Tit.-Bl. l. gebr., tls. minimal fl. Guter Zustand. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail 0,541 gr.

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        Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-Rassen. Hundert farbige Bildertafeln mit über 400 nach der Natur aufgenommenen Darstellungen nebst Musterbeschreibungen ...Würzburg, H. Stürtz, [ca. 1910]. Oblong 8vo. With 100 chromolithographic plates. Original publisher's decorated blue cloth.

      Möbes, Bibliographie der Tauben, p. 137. First edition of a beautifully illustrated book on doves and pigeons by the German specialist Emil Schachtzabel, known for his numerous articles on domesticated dove and pigeon breeds. The present work shows a wide variety of breeds with detailed accounts of their origins, sizes, types, colours and patterns. The full-page brightly coloured plates, made after watercolour drawings by the artist Anton Schöner (1866-1930), are meant as models for a breeding standard of domesticated doves and pigeons. Breeding faults are listed in the description as well. The notes to the plates face the relevant plate, all except the first being printed on the back of the preceding plate. The binding decoration also includes images of two pigeons. In very good condition, only slightly browned.

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        Voyage d'un Egyptien en Syrie, en Phénicie, en Palestine, etc.

      Impr. J. Dejussieu, Châlon-sur-Saône 1866 - Extremely rare. Impr. J. Dejussieu, Châlon-sur-Saône, 1866. First edition. In-4, viii & 422 pages, 13 plates. Contemporary bordeaux half-leather, in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'amour des Livres.

      J. Miard, Paris 1866 - Exemp. i.sehr gut.Zust. Geringste Lager-o.Altersspuren b.genauster Betr., mögl. Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben. Einband mit Goldprägung. Mit Goldschnitt. Innen in hervorragender Verfassung. Altersgemäß sehr sauberer und frischer Gesamtzustand. 61 S. Französisch 200g kl. 8° - Kleinoktav (entspricht 15 - 18,5 cm) Ledereinband

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („Fr. de Flotow").

      O. O., 6. April 1866. - ¾ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Jacques Offenbach mit der Mitteilung, daß er nicht bei ihm dinieren könne, da ihn Saint Georges (d. i. der Schriftsteller und Librettist Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, 1799–1875) für den Abend zum Essen und Arbeiten gebeten habe. Er bitte ihm dies nicht übel zu nehmen und empfehle sich auch Mme. Offenbach.

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        Études sur le vin. Ses maladies causes qui les provoquent. Procédés nouveau pour le conserver et pour le vieillir.

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, 1866 (prima edizione). In 8vo, pp. VIII, 264 con la ?Table des Matières?, con 40 figure incise in b/n n. t. e con 39 figure in litografia in colore f. t. raffiguranti strumenti e analisi al microscopio, bross. edit. in carta. Importante e basilare opera in prima edizione di stampa, nella quale Pasteur dimostra, attraverso tutta una serie di indagini al microscopio, che le alterazioni del vino dipendono dalla presenza e dalla riproduzione di microrganismi. Intorno al 1863, le malattie gravavano, ormai già da diversi anni, sul commercio dei vini francesi. Napoleone III chiese a Pasteur, che già aveva all'attivo avanzate sperimentazioni sulla fermentazione e sulla putrefazione, di cercare un rimedio: dopo anni di studi nel suo laboratorio di Arbois, Pasteur pubblicherà le sue conclusioni in quest'opera, proponendo di riscaldare il vino alla temperatura di 57°centigradi, per uccidere i germi. Era così aperta la strada alla soluzione del problema della conservazione e del trasporto, che prenderà il nome di ?pastorizzazione?. La scoperta della pastorizzazione offrirà a Pasteur le ?Mérite Agricole? e il ?Gran Premio del Salone Mondiale? nel 1867. Uniforme ingiallimento della con un piccolo strappo al margine superiore, fioriture al dorso e ai tagli, e sporadiche fioriture ai fogli, buono tutto l'interno con le tavole.

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        Fifteen Days. An Extract from Edward Colvil's Journal

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1866. First. First edition. 299pp. Original white cloth gilt ruled, gilt-stamped spine. Spine and edges tanned, spine ends chipped, else a very good copy. Signed on the front fly by Anna C. Lowell and with the ownership stamp of Wm. D. Sohier. A notable 19th Century female author, Anna Cabot Lowell married Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., Mary Lowell Putnam's brother. William Davies Sohier, a Massachusetts lawyer passed away on June 11, 1868, and his business affairs were resumed by his sons William and Edward D. Sohier. William D. Sohier married Susan Cabot Lowell on October 13, 1846, a sister of Judge John Lowell. They had two children: William Davies Sohier and Elizabeth Putnam Sohier. His work as a lawyer was similar to that of his father, dealing with the day-to-day financial and legal affairs of his clients, from mortgage deeds to estate inventories and sales. William Sohier had retired some time prior to his death on February 23, 1894 at the age of seventy-two. Scarce, lovely association copy. .

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        Anandria ou confessions de Mademoiselle Sapho avec la clef

      Poulet-Mallassis,Lesbos 1866 - Belle provenance, frontispice de Rops sur Chine. In-16 (8,5 x 14,1 cm.), relié demi-chagrin bleu nuit, cinq nerfs au dos, titre et année dorés au dos, gardes couleurs, 122 pages, deux ex-libris (un anonyme -fameux- voir photo et l'autre de Jean Jacobs), un des 261 exemplaires numérotés, il s'agit de l'un des 250 in-16 tirés sur papier fin de Hollande (n°38), le frontispice est de Rops sur papier Chine, signet ; coins usés, légers frottements aux coiffes, nerfs et mors, intérieur frais, bon état. Rops Félicien [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les bas-fonds de la société

      Poulet-Mallassis,Claye J. 1866 - In-12 (11 x 16,6 cm.), relié demi-chagrin bleu nuit à coins bordés de doubles filets dorés, cinq nerfs au dos, fleurons, titre et auteur dorés au dos, tranche de tête dorée, gardes couleurs marbrées, un ex-libris anonyme collé au contre-plat, 141 pages, double frontispice replié (attribution postérieure à Félicien Rops), deux états de frontispice : un tirage monochrome rouge sur papier de Chine fort et un autre tirage en noir et blanc sur papier de Chine, ce volume a été tiré à 276 exemplaires et fait partie des 10 tirés sur papier de Hollande, une gravure sous serpente supplémentaire en fin d'ouvrage ; coins usés, légers frottements aux coiffes, bords, mors et nerfs, intérieur frais, bel état. Rops Félicien,S.P.Q.R. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866. - Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The History of Scotland 10 Vols

      Edinburgh 1866 - 10 vols. Contemp half calf. Library mark on spines. Fine binding. A handsome copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        THE BOOK OF NONSENSE. Hand coloured copy.

      London, Frederick Warne and Co., New York, Scribner & Co., circa 1866.. SEVENTEENTH EDITION (stated on title page) circa 1866 (date on dedication page, no later titles on lower cover) small oblong 4to, 135 x 208 mm (page size), 5 5/16 x 8¼ inches, red pebbled cloth spine (unlettered), yellow boards with red ruled border, title and author on upper cover black on red banner, colour printed illustration repeating title showing a jolly man presenting the Book of Nonsense to 7 excited children, publisher's adverts to lower cover, pages: (2), 1-111, (2). Reprint of the enlarged 3rd edition (1861 with 43 additional drawings) published by Routledge, Warne and Routledge, engraved by the Dalziel brothers and printed at the Camden Press. HAND COLOURED TITLE PAGE AND 112 HAND COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS with limerick beneath. Expertly recased retaining original spine and endpapers, spine slightly worn and rubbed, neatly strengthened at head and tail, corners and board edges slightly worn, a few light scratches and tiny scrapes to covers, 5 handwritten limericks and a couple of small drawings in ink on front pastedown and front endpaper with a couple of ink smudges, looks 19th century, 3 word inscriptioin in pale ink on Dedication page, small repair on reverse of title page to lower inner margin, a couple of tiny smudges on page 22, pinhole to lower margin of 2 pages, tiny tip of 1 lower and 1 upper corner missing (margin only), 1 plate has slight loss to inner margin and is reinserted on a tab, 1 tiny chip to lower inner edge of page 106, very occasional pale fingermark and a few tiny pale spots. Generally very clean and bright. A very good copy of a scarce HAND COLOURED copy. Hand coloured copies are exceptionally scarce. Routledge, Warne and Routledge published the 16th edition circa 1865 of which some copies were certainly hand coloured. Warne set up on his own on 1st of July 1865 and this 17th edition must have been one of the earliest editions published by him. The edition is not stated on the cover but the price is: '3/6 or with the Plates fully Coloured Price 6s.". Osborne I,69-70; Vivien Noakes page 169, No. 76. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tonbridge Legends, Etc.

      London: Kent and Co, Tonbridge: Richard Ware, n.d. [1866]., 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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        Plate 6 - Pale Laurel [Kalmia Laurel] & Lamb Kill [Kalmia Augustifolia] Drawn from Nature by Maria Miller

      Published by M. L. Katzman; and John Snow, Paternoster Row, London 1866 - Hand- coloured lithograph By Mrs. Miller, (Formerly Miss Morris). Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sir William Fenwick Williams, K.C.B. Executed from Nature of the full size of the Flowers, accompanied by information on the History, Properties, &c., of the subjects, By Professor Lawson. L.L.D. Halifax, N. S. London. 1866. Part VI. 3rd Series. Maria Morris Miller, botanical artist (b at Halifax, NS, 1813; d there 1875.) She took lessons in drawing and painting from 2 instructors in Halifax, W.H. Jones and Professor L'Estrange, then in 1830 opened a school in Halifax "to instruct young ladies in the polite and elegant accomplishment of drawing." Encouraged by a botanist, Titus Smith, she produced 146 paintings of wildflowers of Nova Scotia. In 1840, 6 of her botanical paintings were copublished by John Snow, London, and A.W. Mackinlay, Halifax, as a series of hand-coloured lithographs, with habitat notes by Titus Smith. This first publishing venture was under the patronage of Sir Colin Campbell, lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. Further publications were issued in 1853 and 1866 and a more ambitious title, "Wild Flowers of British North America," was issued in 1867, but none of these was commercially successful. A collection of her flower paintings was shown at the Paris Exposition of 1867. Miller was the first professional woman artist in Nova Scotia and the publication of her botanical paintings as lithographs by a London publisher gave her work significance. The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax holds a large collection of her paintings and lithographs. Very light toning to outer margins otherwise very good

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        THE MONK OF THE MOUNTAINS, or, a Description of the Joys of Paradise: Being the Life and Wonderful Experience of an Aged Hermit, Who Was Taken By His Deceased Friend to the First Heaven, and There Shown the Beauties and Happiness of the Spirit Land;. . ,

      Indianapolis: Downey & Brouse, Printers, 1866. [1st printing] 1866. Full title reads: "And there Shown the Beauties and Happiness of the SPIRIT LAND, with the Destiny & Condition of the Nations of the Earth For One Hundred Years to Come, by the HERMIT HIMSELF." Brown cloth; 256pp., frontis with tissue guard; marbled edges A science fiction utopian novel: spirit journey to an Edenic land with graceful cities; a marvelous telescope enables the hermit to view the future; huge iron vehicles, driven by steam run at speeds of over 100 miles an hour; robots perform various labors; airships and pneumatic trains; numerous future wars with a form of missiles; utopian and dystopian visions (Wright II, 1729a, citing only the HEH copy)(Sargent, Utopian Literature,,p.28). Neat ownership name on front pastedown; corner tips worn and exposed; some creasing to upper text paper; hinges sound, text paper white, free from foxing; tissue guard yellowed and wrinkled; spine lettering faded; boards clean; pages slightly warped. A genuine rarity.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good-.

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        Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866.. Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen

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        Travelling Sketches

      

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        1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase. Buy-it-now. More Photos on request. Payment: Cheque or BACS only please, contact me if you prefer another method.

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        The Military History of Wisconsin: a Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism of the State, in the War for the Union With a history of the campaigns in which Wisconsin soldiers have been conspicuous - regimental histories - sketches of distinguished officers - the roll of the illustrious dead - movements of the legislature and state officers, ect.

      Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866. 1st. Hardcover. Very good. Bound in publisher's original embossed black leather with spine stamped in gilt. Front inner hinge a little loose. A few closed tears at the head of the spine otherwise bright. 1022 pages. Numerous steel engravings without foxing. Text is clean and bright. One signature loose but holding. Overall very good condition.

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