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        Life and Recollections of a New Zealand Colonist - 3 Volumes

      R. Madley, London 1866 - Volume 1 in blue cloth, published 1866. Some speckling and fading to cloth. Speckled page edges. Contents tight and clean with no inscriptions or markings. Just some minor foxing. 361pp. Volume 2 in red cloth with faded spine and edges. Published in 1866. Speckled page edges. Contents tight with some spotting to e/p's and some foxing, particularly to prelims. No inscriptions or markings. 420pp + lxxx appendix at rear. Volume 3 in red cloth, published by the author in 1875. IN excellent condition for age. Just a touch of foxing. No inscriptions or markings. 418pp. Scarce in 3 volumes. Tidy copies. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      New York: D. Appleton and Co.,, 1866. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, triple gilt rules to covers, gilt roundels with "Alice" motifs to covers, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom red morocco pull-off case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, intricately decorated gilt, inlaid with green morocco roundels featuring Alice characters, onlaid with gemstones for eyes. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 41 illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine expertly rebacked and laid down, an occasional mark or spot to contents. An excellent, bright copy. First edition, second issue: the first practicably obtainable issue of the original sheets, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with the Appleton cancel title page. The issue consisted of 1,000 copies, using the first printing sheets but with new tipped-in title pages also printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. Dodgson authorized the sale to America on 10 April 1866 and was invoiced for the printing of the American title pages on 26 May. This copy is handsomely presented in a magnificently decorated and bejewelled morocco case.

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        Ensign & Bridgman's Rail Road Map of the United States, Showing the Depots and Stations.

      New York: Ensign & Bridgman, 1866. Third edition (first issued in 1856). Broadside map, 31 x 33 inches, picturing the United States to include those with the Mississippi River on their eastern borders, all state borders hand-colored in shades of red, blue, yellow, and green, the whole enclosed within a wide ornamental border; inset map: "Plan of the New England States" (12 x 7 1/2 inches). Cover title: "The American Railway Map, Showing the Depots & Stations." Modelski 26 (for the 1856 issue): "The completed railroad network represents actual railroad track with linear cross-hatched lines, and railroads under construction are shown as solid thin lines. Many names of railroads appear on the lines and others are keyed by number to a list of lines." OCLC locates several copies each for the earlier issues of 1856 and 1859, but this issue is apparently not recorded there. Folded into a 12mo gilt-stamped green cloth folder. Some small breaks at corner folds, but a very good copy. (2651)

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        Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion; a history of all regiments and batteries the state has sent to the field, and deeds of her citizens, governors and other military officers, and state and national legislators to suppress the rebellion.

      Church and Goodman 1866 - rebound in full leather with four raised bands, gilt title on black label on spine cover, binding and text block in "Fine" condition, green end papers, text clean and unmarked, some foxing on title page and frontis, frontis A.Lincoln, 24 steel engraving Portraits, 2 in text wood engravings, 7 diagrams or maps, 1135 pages plus Analytical Index [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1866. Second (first published) edition. Near Fine. The book that forever changed the face of children's literature. A lovely, entirely unrestored copy in the original publisher's red, gilt-stamped cloth, gilt edges, dark green end papers, Burn & Co. binder's ticket on lower pastedown. Tiny split in the cloth at the top of the front hinge, spine a trifle toned and gently cocked. Previous owner's bookplates on the front paste-down (Terry and Stephen George Holland), otherwise clean and unmarked. Slight separation within the page block, notably at the pages adjacent to the end papers (which are still completely intact). Early issue with the inverted "S" on the last line of the contents page. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. "Have I gone mad?" "I'm afraid so, but let me tell you something… the best people usually are." Cleverly crafted by Oxford don, Charles Dodgson, under the pen name Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" remains one of the most influential pieces of children's literature ever written. The book has been published in more than 112 languages and defined the popular "nonsense" genre of writing in the nineteenth century. While teaching mathematics and living at Christ Church College, Dodgson developed a close friendship with the daughters of the college dean, and told them tales of wonderland. Alice, ten years of age at the time, begged Dodgson to write them down and soon after the story took shape. Alice, a little girl looking for an adventure, follows a curious white rabbit with a pocket watch down a hole into a topsy-turvy land of wonder. Her travels through Wonderland include puzzles and potions, odd tea parties, conversations with anthropomorphic animals, riddles, croquet, and nearly being executed by a dissatisfied Queen, just as she finds herself waking from a dream. Inspired by the Oxford landscape and crafted by Dodgson's own clever imagination, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" displays significant depth for a children's story. The rigid Victorian standards that required children to be seen, but not heard, is broken as Alice displays a strong voice within the story; unhesitatingly contradicting others when they are wrong, and growing angry when situations become ridiculous. Her independence from conventional society and contradiction of its statutes are manifested as Alice exclaims in the final chapter: "you're nothing but a pack of cards!" (Ch. 12) While the original manuscript given to Alice, which was hand written and illustrated by Dodgson, remains with the British Library, Dodgson published the story in 1865 with accompanying illustrations by John Tenniel. The first 2,000 copies were not distributed because Tenniel was dissatisfied with the print quality. Macmillan quickly reprinted the book using this 1866 title page, with copies available as early as November 1865, making this the first "published" edition available for purchase at bookstores. The 2,000 unbound sheets that were rejected by Tenniel were sent to the U.S. publisher, Appleton & Co., who bought the rights and used them as the first U.S. edition approximately six months later in 1866. Near Fine.

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        The British, Foreign and Colonial Trade Marks Directory. To which is added an International Guide, and an appendix of General Commercial Information, with translations into French, German, spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish Russian, Chinese, etc.

      London: Published by the Executors for the Late Proprietor 1866 - Large thick 4to. (29 x 23 cm.)Title printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, pp.xxviii (Preface & Index)+202 (Extracts of Laws and Trade Marks)+lx(International Guide)+475 (Guide to Merchants and Manufacturers)+184(General Commercial Information)+142(advertisements) Original gilt decorated and lettered green cloth, adverisements to endpapers. Sometime most skilfully re-cased, some sections a little tanned, generally in very good condition. The first section of Trade Marks Directory lists manufacturers and illustrated their trade marks with vignettes, all printed in a combination of black and red and occasionally other colours. The Preface states that "In consequence of the sudden death of the Proprietor of the Trade Marks Directory, it has devolved upon the Executors to place it before the Public". Evidently poor Otto never saw his labour of love to fruition. No other issues or indeed publications of any sort appear by him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Über wissenschaftliche Anwendungen der Photographie und Stereoskopie. (Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 11. Mai 1866.) Sonder-Abdruck aus dem LIV. Bd. der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akad. der Wissenschaften. II. Abth. Juni-Heft, Jahrg. 1866.

      -,, [Wien), 1866 - [Wien), -, 1866. 4 S. OBrosch. Angestaubt, kl. Randläsuren, hds. Buchstabe a. T., leichte Lichtschatten, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Les Travailleurs de la Mer - in 3 Bänden komplett

      Bruxelles, A. Lacroix Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1866. (Französischsprachig) - rotes OHLdr. m. Rückenvergoldung, Schmuckvorsatzpapier, VIII/368 S./359 S./Bl../317 S., Lesebändchen. Sehr schöne Ausgabe! Rückenkanten minimal beschabt, ein Band winzige Randstauchstellen, jeweils Name auf 2. Vorsatz, sehr geringfügig stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,95 EUR Literatur, französische, 19.Jh./ Literature, french, 19th century

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        1866 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      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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        OUR HOME On The HILLSIDE, LIV. CO. N. Y. The Largest Hygienic Water Cure in the World. Austin, Herd & Co., Proprietors. [Chromolithograph Print]

      [Buffalo]: Sage, Sons & Co. Lith, (n. d.). Circa 1866. Sturdy paper. In matte board frame. Light damp-staining to edges, faint foxing; some uneven toning. Archival hinge mounts to top edge, holding print to mat board. About VG, withal.. Single sheet, printed recto only. Chromolithograph of the Dansville Water Cure institute and surrounding area, including pedestrians and carriages. Chromolithograph (not including text): 21-1/4" x 33-3/8". Sheet: 24-1/4" x 35-3/8" Lovely view of the Dansville Water Cure institute, otherwise known as the Jackson Sanitorium. The facility's physicians as printed are F. Wilson Hurd, Harriet N. Austin, and Jas. H. Jackson, and the "Physician in Chief" is Jas. C. [James Caleb] Jackson; James Hathaway Jackson was James C. Jackson's son, and Harriet N. Austin his adopted daughter, who would become a partner in the business. Travel accomodations are also noted: "Stages leave Wayland on the Buffalo, N.Y., & Erie Rail Road Three times daily for Dansville." Founded in 1854, the Dansville Water Cure struggled through successive failed ownership for several years until it was purchased by F. Wilson Hurd, who brought in James Caleb Jackson to revitalize the facility. Jackson successfully did so, turning the Sanitorium into a renowned center for holistic health, emphasizing simple nutritious foods, exercise, an "American costume" of loose apparel, and progressive politics. The Sanitorium would host such speakers as Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Bronson Alcott, Jerry McCauley, Kate Douglas Wiggin, William Dean Howells, and Clara Barton. Barton, who was also a patient at the Sanatorium in 1876, would later go on to purchase a home in Dansville; the first chapter of the American Red Cross was founded in Dansville in 1881, in honor of Barton, who was at the time still lobbying for the organization in Washington. The Sanitorium also treated Ellen G. White's children for diptheria, and consequently become associated with the Seventh Day Adventist movement, as well as an inspiration for John Harvey Kellogg; James C. Jackson invented "granula," the precursor to modern granola, at the Sanitorium in 1863. Scarce. OCLC locates just one institutional holding.

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        Agriculture Ancient and Modern a Historical Account of its Principles and Practice 8 Volume set

      James S. Virtue, London 1866 - Lovely set of 8 'Divisions' bound as 8 volumes in decorative green cloth. Curiously the first and second volume contents and list of plates are at the back of volume 8. This may well be because originally the set was published in two volumes. Everything appears present. There are just a few flaws: Tissue guarding over full page plates is heavily browned which is, most likely, due to the paper stock as the plates themselves appear to be in beautifully preserved condition and largely free of foxing. Vol. 1 has slight slit to base of spine; Vol 7 has loose plates to the front of the book; a few tissue guards are missing or loose; there is the odd scuff to the boards; most of boards are slightly bumped at extremities but nothing severe. By and large though this is a wonderfully preserved set of a very scarce title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hannover, 27. XI. 1866. - 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee, on organizing and announcing his concert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [London], 23. Januar 1866. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen J. H. Hall: „According to your request I beg to send you my autograph, and remain | Yours very truly | William Sterndale Bennett". – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adresse und schwarzem Trauerrand.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Oeuvres completes d'Augustin Fresnel publiee's par MM. Henry De Senarmont, Emile Verdet et Leonor Fresnel. Tome premier ( - troisieme)

      Imprimerie Royale 1866-70, Paris - 3 voll. in 4, pp. (4) + XCIX + 804 + (2); (4) + 864 + (2); (4) + LXXV + 752 con 1 ritr. all'antip. e 19 tavv. f. t. alcune piu' volte rip. Intonso. Diffusa ed uniforme brunitura. Cart. ed. integra ma con segni d'uso e qualche manc. ai bordi. Edizione originale che raccoglie pressoche' tutte le opere del grande fisico. La prima parte dell'opera compresa nei primi due voll. e' dedicata agli studi di fisica pura e principalmente ai lavori sulla teoria della luce. La seconda parte, contenuta nel 3o tomo, contiene molti lavori di carattere piu' tecnico, in particolare dedicati alla realizzazione di fari. La maggior parte dei lavori di Fresnel era stata pubblicata su riviste di conseguenza, l'edizione di questa monumentale opera, permise di diffondere la conoscenza di questi studi basilari. Di grande importanza per le sue scoperte in campo fisico, fu la realizzazione di particolari integrali, detti appunto di Fresnel, grazie ai quali fu possibile studiare rifessione, rifrazione, interferenza e diffrazione ITA

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        Rheinlandschaft mit Schloßruine im Abendlicht.

      Düsseldorf 1866 Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt. Bildmaß: 32 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaß: 51 x 65 cm. Rechts unten mit *H. Lewis, 1866, Düsseldorf* signiert und datiert. Gezeigt wird eine Flußlandschaft im Abendlicht mit einer Turmruine und Personenstafffage wohl auf einer Flußinsel, einige Passanten verlassen die Insel mit Booten. Das Bild gering fleckig, gering angeschmutzt mit leichtem Craquellee, ansonsten guter Zustand, desgleichen der aufwendige alte Rahmen. ( Literatur: Thieme Becker, Band XXIII, Seite163: Lewis, Heny *1819, Newport or Scarborough, England - gestorben 1904, Düsseldorf ) Bitte beachten: Hier nur Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport, kein Versand. ( Gewicht ca. 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Rhein, Rheinlandschaft, Lewis, Henry Lewis, Google

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        History and General Description of New France. Translated, with Notes, by John Gilmary Shea.

      New York. John Gilmary Shea. 1866-1872. 4to., 28cm, in 6 volumes, The First Edition in English, limited to 250 sets, with 18 maps, 15 plates & 4 facsimiles, rubricated title pages, in the original half dark brown morocco, blind decorated raised bands, gilt titles, marbled boards and endpapers, blind ruled borders on the boards, internal perforation & blind library stamps, some wear stops on the centre on the boards and some slight wear on the board edges, institutional bookplates on the front paste down endpaper, otherwise a very good to fine sound clean set. (cgc) T.P.L. 189 Howes C-307. Sabin 12135. Field 282. Originally published in French in 1744 in three 4to volumes and later the same year reprinted in six 12mo volumes."The principal work of this great Jesuit traveller and historian and the pre-eminent authority on the French period of the west." Howes. "This work is one of the best authorities concerning various Indian tribes, some of which no longer exist." Lande. Charlevoix's account has a number of advantages - he was familiar with the land and had a feel for the story he was trying to tell; he was able to gather oral testimony which leavened the dry recitation of facts and figures; and he had access to the official archives of France. Includes important material relating to the French in the Mississippi Valley.. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      

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        Harper's Monthly December 1866 Forty-three Days In An Open Boat

      Harpers Monthly, 1866. soft. Fair. 6.5"" X 10"". - ORIGINAL EDITION! - Publisher-Printing Location: Harper & Brothers, New York Date and Numbering: December, 1866 Volume XXXIV, Number CXCIX Size and Page Count: 6.5 ? X 10" Tall,approx. 144 pages, the back cover with advertisements and statement of Harper s New Monthly Magazine Condition: Fair, binding good, front cover has tears worn on all edges especially at spine, rear cover is missing, some staining on cover, foxing, contents are complete. Illustrations Information: 22 wood engravings ----An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian---- Articles and Information: RARE!!!! Usually found in the later bound 6 month Volume- This is the paper back individual issue published in December 1866. This magazine contains the first appearance of Mark Twain in print in a national magazine. The article is ""Forty-three Days In An Open Boat"" pages 104-113. This predates his first book. It was published anonymously in the individual issues, and attributed to Mark Swain in the bound volumes. Poem: Ballad of Uncle Joe -By Alice Carey The secrets of Sable Island -By Charles Halleck A reminiscence of Sleepy Hollow -By Edmund Guilbert The burglary at Faustel Eversleigh The work of salvation -By Caroline Chesebro' Gilbert Charles Stuart -By Mary Titcomb Vine lane -By Wirt Sikes Good looks The twenty-third of July -By Mary Newmarch Prescott Jones's impudence -By W.H. Davenport The Virginians in Texas (chaps. I-III) -By William M. (William Mumford) Baker The last day on the porch -By Arthur Hastings Poem: Drifting -By N.G. Shepherd Santa Rosa of Lima -By Frank, Mrs. Leslie John Bright -By Moncure Daniel Conway John Eccleston's Thanksgiving -By Nora Perry Forty-three days in an open boat. Compiled from personal diaries -By Mark Swain(Twain) Poem: Hohenbaden -By C.C. Cox Behind the scenes -By Arthur Fleming To beginners in bookwriting -By John Home Editor's easy chair -By George William Curtis Monthly record of current events

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        The Anatomy of Vertebrates: 3 Vols. Vol. I - Fishes and Reptiles, Vol. II - Birds and Mammals, Vol. III - Mammals;

      Longmans, Green & Co., 1866-1868., London. - HARDBACKS, original burgundy cloth, Vol. 1 - re-backed with original spine relaid, Vol. 2 - back board repaired, Vol. 3 - expertly re-cased, gilt lettering on spines, pages: xlii, 650, 24; viii, 592; x, 915, 24 - publisher's adverts., text-figs. 452; 406; 614, tables 3, (2 folding), ex-academic library with usual plates and marks, heads, tails and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, light occasional spotting, otherwise a very fine set. This is a heavy set and may incur additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Singapore – Malacca – Java.

      Berlin, Springer, 1866. - Reiseskizzen. Mit 24 Tafeln, 3 Blatt, 252 Seiten, Originalleinen, 24 x 17,5 cm, Einband angestaubt, innen papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.

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        Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras. Les Anglais au pôle nord - Le désert de glace.

      Paris, Hetzel (coll. "Les Mondes connus et inconnus"), 1866. - In-4°, 467p. Premier tirage réalisé en novembre 1866 et non en 1867 comme indiqué sur la page de titre. Les gravures des pages 9 et 25 sont dans leur premier état (lancement du Forward par l'avant - 4 marins buveurs). Illustré de 259 gravures et vignettes (et non 150 comme indiqué au titre) principalement par Riou. [Bottin 417]. Dos de la reliure frotté, nom de possesseur en page de garde, quelques rousseurs. Reliure demi-basane marron, dos lisse, pièce de titre manuscrite.

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        Wealth of Nations in Russian:] Issledovaniia o prirode i prichinakh bogatstva narodov s primechaniiami Bentama, Blanki, Bukhanana, Garn'e, Mak-Kulokha, Mal'tusa, Millia, Rikardo, Seia, Sismondi I Tiurgo.

      St. Petersburg: I. I. Glazunov, 1866 - 3 volumes, octavo (202 × 134 mm). Contemporary black calf spines over black speckled boards, cloth corners, spines ruled and lettered gilt. Joints a little rubbed, gilt on spine faded; paper covering on boards a little cockled and worn, lifted in places and repaired. Pale waterstain to first few leaves of volume 1. Without pages 7-8 of volume 1 as in all recorded copies. Withal a very good set. First edition of the much-improved second Russian translation of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, reproducing the notes and apparatus from the 1843 Blanqui edition. This translation, published following the growing public dissatisfaction with an earlier version, encumbered with obsolete prose and unspecific terminology, appeared in the Library of Classical European Writers, translated by P. A. Bibikov. "The first Russian translation of the Wealth, by N. R. Politkovsky, had appeared between 1802 and 1806; in its first volume, the translator himself had referred to the difficulty of rendering Smith's specific terminology in Russian, writing that 'he vas a novice in the subject himself, although Smith also seemed to have some difficulty in elaborating his ideas with clarity'" (Tribe, p.156). "By the middle of the nineteenth century the first translation of Wealth of Nations was increasingly unsatisfactory to Russian readers working in a language that had developed considerably since the early part of the century. Bibikov already had a reputation as a historian, philosopher, and literary critic, and this undoubtedly had a part in the generally high level of presentation of the translations, which have notes, indexes and supplements. However, Bibikov's translation was not made from the English original, but from Blanqui's version of Garnier's French edition, including an apparatus that drew upon the commentary of Buchanan, Garnier, McCulloch, and others, which Bibikov retained in the Russian translation" (ibid., pp. 160-161). Tribe 184; Vanderblue, p. 30. OCLC lists three copies, besides the Vanderblue copy: at the University of Illinois, at Ohio State University and at the National Diet Library in Japan.

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        Le poëme de Saint-François

      Librairie Poussielgue et fils 1866 - - Librairie Poussielgue et fils, Paris 1866, 12x19cm, relié. - 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 Mir [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Two paired broadsides titled "Gordon and Eyre" denouncing former Jamaican governor John Edward Eyre

      E.C. Osborne, printer, Birmingham 1866 - Two sheets measuring 690 x 1080 mm. each; neatly folded, both sheets well preserved, unmarked and quite fine. Two spectacular broadsides denouncing the conduct of former Australian explorer John Edward Eyre, in his role as governor of Jamaica during the civil unrest of 1865. Eyre is remembered as an intrepid explorer of the Australian interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. Eyre departed Australia in 1844, and after a period as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand he accepted the position of Governor of Jamaica in 1861.Eyre took up the position at a time of significant unrest. The 1838 emancipation decree had had the unwanted effect of causing widespread social displacement and acute poverty amongst the former slave population of Jamaica, and in October 1865 there was a serious riot at Morant Bay. Eyre interpreted the events as a precursor to outright rebellion and declared martial law. Brutal reprisals against the former slave population followed - with floggings, wholesale destruction of dwellings and over 600 executions.Prior to the riots Eyre had clashed with the George William Gordon, a member of the legislature of African descent. In the aftermath Eyre charged Gordon with instigating civil unrest and had him summarily tried and executed. Gordon was widely respected in Jamaica, and his execution sparked acrimonious public controversy in England: "Eyre was relieved of his governorship and recalled to England, where he became the centre of intellectual warfare between the Jamaica Committee supported by J. S. Mill, Thomas Huxley, Thomas Hughes, Herbert Spencer and others and the Eyre Defence Committee supported by Carlyle, Charles Kingsley, Tennyson, Ruskin and others. Proceedings were brought against Eyre three times, but each time dismissed; Eyre's interpretation of martial law has become a celebrated case in legal history" (ADB).This broadside, so large it had to be printed on two sheets, denounced Eyre for his defamation of Gordon following the execution, and staunchly defends the deceased man's moral integrity. Gordon's reputation was supported by prominent Jamaican citizens including missionaries, ministers, lawyers and politicians, the more important of whom have added their names.The scale and intensity of the controversy reflect the groundswell in changing attitudes to race and colonial government in English middle-class society. Ironically, Eyre was appointed protector of the Aborigines while stationed at Moorundie on the River Murray, and enjoyed a reputation for moderation during this time. Furthermore, when Eyre departed returned to England from Australia in 1844, he took two Aboriginal boys under his care to be educated at his own expense.

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        Felix Holt the Radical

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1866. 3 volumes, octavo (192 x 125 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in polished tan calf, dark red and green morocco labels, spines richly gilt, covers with triple gilt rules, gilt inner dentelles, dark blue coated endpapers, top edges gilt. With the half-titles; bound without publisher's ads. Contemporary armorial bookplate and bookseller's ticket to front and rear pastedowns. Joints slightly tender, faint damptaining to bottom edges of boards. A handsomely bound set in excellent condition. First edition. Set in the familiar midland countryside of Eliot's early novels, Felix Holt deals with the upheavals of society at the time of the first Reform Act of 1832, anticipating the election scenes in her next novel, Middlemarch.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Pescia, 24. II. 1866. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt (Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm). Beiliegend eh. adress. Umschlag (die Briefmarke ausgeschnitten). In italienischer Sprache, an Filippo Cicconetti in Rom. - Faltspuren. "Pacini gehörte zu den Komponisten, die in der Zeit von 1823 (Rossinis letzte Oper für Italien) bis zu Verdis Triumphen die italienischen Bühnen beherrschten. Erstaunlicherweise hatte er noch in den 60er Jahren Erfolg [.] An der Entwicklung der dramatischen Szene, in der Solo, Chor und Ensemble ein enges Bündnis eingehen, hat Pacini bedeutenden Anteil; er hat hierin Verdi vorgearbeitet" (MGG X, 557f). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two paired broadsides titled "Gordon and Eyre" denouncing former Jamaican governor John Edward Eyre

      Birmingham: E.C. Osborne, printer, 1866. Two sheets measuring 690 x 1080 mm. each; neatly folded, both sheets well preserved, unmarked and quite fine. Two spectacular broadsides denouncing the conduct of former Australian explorer John Edward Eyre, in his role as governor of Jamaica during the civil unrest of 1865. Eyre is remembered as an intrepid explorer of the Australian interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. Eyre departed Australia in 1844, and after a period as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand he accepted the position of Governor of Jamaica in 1861.Eyre took up the position at a time of significant unrest. The 1838 emancipation decree had had the unwanted effect of causing widespread social displacement and acute poverty amongst the former slave population of Jamaica, and in October 1865 there was a serious riot at Morant Bay. Eyre interpreted the events as a precursor to outright rebellion and declared martial law. Brutal reprisals against the former slave population followed - with floggings, wholesale destruction of dwellings and over 600 executions.Prior to the riots Eyre had clashed with the George William Gordon, a member of the legislature of African descent. In the aftermath Eyre charged Gordon with instigating civil unrest and had him summarily tried and executed. Gordon was widely respected in Jamaica, and his execution sparked acrimonious public controversy in England: "Eyre was relieved of his governorship and recalled to England, where he became the centre of intellectual warfare between the Jamaica Committee supported by J. S. Mill, Thomas Huxley, Thomas Hughes, Herbert Spencer and others and the Eyre Defence Committee supported by Carlyle, Charles Kingsley, Tennyson, Ruskin and others. Proceedings were brought against Eyre three times, but each time dismissed; Eyre's interpretation of martial law has become a celebrated case in legal history" (ADB).This broadside, so large it had to be printed on two sheets, denounced Eyre for his defamation of Gordon following the execution, and staunchly defends the deceased man's moral integrity. Gordon's reputation was supported by prominent Jamaican citizens including missionaries, ministers, lawyers and politicians, the more important of whom have added their names.The scale and intensity of the controversy reflect the groundswell in changing attitudes to race and colonial government in English middle-class society. Ironically, Eyre was appointed protector of the Aborigines while stationed at Moorundie on the River Murray, and enjoyed a reputation for moderation during this time. Furthermore, when Eyre departed returned to England from Australia in 1844, he took two Aboriginal boys under his care to be educated at his own expense.

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        La legislazione del Regno d'Italia cioà i Codici e le altre leggi complementari messi in ordine ed annotati. Parte prima - Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III (Codice Civile); Vol. IV - (Codice di procedura civile). Parte seconda - Costituzione politica e leggi fondamentali della Monarchia

      Stamperia Governativa 1866-1870, Napoli - Opera rara da trovarsi completa. XCVI + 671; 222; 918; XXXII + 716; 710; p. 5 voll in 4 tomi in-8° m.pelle cordonata coeva titoli e fregi oro ai dorsi

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        Walden

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1866 - "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau. First edition, early printing. The first printing was published in 1854 by the same publisher. Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1866. Measures 4.5" x 7.25", 357 pages. Bound in publisher's original tan cloth with embossed decoration and borders. The book is in good minus condition. Soiling and spotting to the boards with bumped corners. Ink stain on the rear cover. Discoloration to the spine with cloth loss at the edges and at the rear hinge. The front board is cocked. Previous bookstore's sticker on the front paste-down. Notations on the front leaves. Scattered spotting and soiling. The binding is starting at multiple points throughout. Inspired by the transcendentalism movement, Thoreau immersed himself for two years, two months and two days in the woodlands owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau and the transcendentalists believed that man was inherently good, but that they were corrupted by society - especially politics and organized religion. Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (F12-19) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sportsman and Naturalist in Canada, or Notes on The Natural History of the Game, Game Birds, and Fish of that Country

      Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Streeet, London 1866 - First edition, with tipped-in errata slip. 6 chromolithographs and numerous text illustrations. xv, [3], 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (26.5 x 18 cm). A detailed and useful guide to Canadian sport. Four of the 12 chapters are devoted to fishing: "The Fisheries of Canada" (concerning salmon rivers, lakes and lesser waters); "The Salmon" (its location, size, etc., includes data on trout and white fish); "The Canadian Shad" (habitat, etc., including other fish); and "The Tom Cod" (annual arrival, etc., including discussion of bass, sturgeon, and others). Rare. Bruns K-49; Gee p. 61; Lande 1886; Sabin 37857; TPL 6220 Original green cloth with gilt moose on upper cover. Fine. Signed, "With J.B. Keith's best wishes. June/66." 6 chromolithographs and numerous text illustrations. xv, [3], 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (26.5 x 18 cm) First edition, with tipped-in errata slip. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Casa dos Fantasmas: episodio do tempo dos Francezes. Biblioteca da Gazeta de Portugal.

      Lisbon, Typographia da Gazeta de Portugal, 1865-1866. - 2 volumes in 1. 8°, later quarter sheep over marbled boards(spine rubbed; other binding wear, especially to corners and raised bands, but sound), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, citron leather lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, decorated endleaves, original printed wrappers bound in (but without rear wrapper for volume I). Title pages and wrappers printed in red and black. Front wrappers with triple ruled borders. Light browning and very occasional light foxing. Internally in very good condition; overall in good condition. Old black on white printed paper ticket, 4.2 x 6.2 cm., of Livraria do Povo, Rio de Janeiro, tipped on to front wrapper of volume I. 263; 268 pp., (2 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of this historical novel dealing with the French invasions of Portugal during the Peninsular War. Other editions appeared in 1900, early 1900s without date, 1905, 1908, 1938, 1959, 1965, and 1984. A dramatic adaptation by Adolpho Ernest Motta was published in Coimbra, 1872. The text was also published as a eBook as part of Project Gutenberg in 2008.Luiz Augusto Rebello da Silva (1822-1871; to give the orthography of his name which he used during his lifetime, before it was changed by certain pedantic cataloguers), politician, journalist, noted historian, novelist, short story writer, playwright, translator of Shakespeare's @Othello, peer of the realm, member of the Real Academia das Sciencias de Lisboa, was one of the chief authors of the first wave of romanticism in Portugal. He was a close friend of Alexandre Herculano and Almeida Garrett, working with Herculano in the Biblioteca da Ajuda, and, following Herculano, using the methodology of Sir Walter Scott in bringing the romantic historical novel to Portugal. Indeed, Rebello da Silva was perhaps even more greatly influenced by Scott than was Herculano. *** Not located in Innocêncio; on the author, see V, 228-32; VII, 125, 146, 147; XIII, 350; XIX, 251; XX, 420; and @Aditamentos, p. 272. See also Bell, @Portuguese Literature p. 296; Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed.), pp. 739-41; Prado Coelho, ed. @Dicionário de literatura (4th ed.), IV, 1024-5; Álvaro Manuel Machado in @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 455-6; Álvaro Manuel Machado in @Biblos, V, 43-5; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 96-7. See also Maria Laura Bettencourt Pires, @Walter Scott e o romantismo português, p. 141 and throughout. Porbase locates three copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. This edition not located in Copac, which only cites a single copy of the 1908 edition at the Taylor Institution-Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        17 tls. eigenh. Quittungen mit U. („AConradi").

      Berlin, 1846 bis 1866. - Zusammen 11¾ SS. auf 17 Bll. Meist qu.-8vo. Bestätigt der Schlesinger’schen Buch- und Musikalienhandlung in Berlin den Erhalt seiner Honorare für verschiedene in deren Auftrag ausgeführte Arrangements von Werken Meyerbeers, Liszts, Wieprechts u. a. und überläßt demselben Verlag einige seiner eigenen Kompositionen zum alleinigen Vertrieb. – August Conradi studierte 1841 kurzzeitig bei Franz Liszt in Weimar und wurde 1843 Organist an der Berliner Invalidenhauskirche; nach 1849 war er als Theaterkapellmeister in Berlin, Stettin, Düsseldorf und Köln tätig. „1858 kehrte er nach Berlin zurück und arbeitete danach als Dirigent und Komponist für das Krollsche, das Neue Königstädtische und das Wallner-Theater sowie für das Victoriatheater" (DBE). Seit 1849 u. a. mit dem Schriftsteller David Kalisch zusammenarbeitend, wandte sich Conradi von der sog. „ernsten" Musik ab und schrieb in Folge „komische Opern, Possen, Burlesken, Schwänke und Zaubermärchen, ferner Lieder und Couplets, die z. T. volkstümlich wurden. Unter seinen zahlreichen Instrumentalwerken finden sich neben den erwähnten Märschen, Polkas und Potpourris auch Fantasien über zeitgenössische Opernthemen" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 28. VI. 2009). Mit den Jahren wurde Conradi zum „führenden Komponisten der Berliner Lokalposse und arbeitete mit namhaften Librettisten wie Adolph L’Arronge, O. F. Berg, Carl Görlitz, Eduard Jacobson [.] [und] und Heinrich Wilken erfolgreich zusammen" (ebd.). – Tls. etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren. – Die Verso-Seite jeweils mit kleinem zeitgenössischem Eingangsvermerk.

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        The Anatomy of Vertebrates: 3 Vols Vol I - Fishes and Reptiles, Vol II - Birds and Mammals, Vol III - Mammals;

      London.: Longmans, Green & Co., 1866-1868., 1866. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACKS, original burgundy cloth, Vol. 1 - re-backed with original spine relaid, Vol. 2 - back board repaired, Vol. 3 - expertly re-cased, gilt lettering on spines, pages: xlii, 650, 24; viii, 592; x, 915, 24 - publisher's adverts., text-figs. 452; 406; 614, tables 3, (2 folding), ex-academic library with usual plates and marks, heads, tails and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, light occasional spotting, otherwise a very fine set. This is a heavy set and may incur additional postage.

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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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        Le fond du sac, ou recueil de contes en vers et en prose & de pieces fugitives.

      Paris: Leclere (pr. Lyon: Louis Perrin) 8vo (20 cm, 7.8"). xli, [3], 172, [2] pp.; 12 plts.. 1866 Nogaret (1740–1831) was perhaps more noted as France's theatrical censor or as the Freemason responsible for various Masonic hymns than as an author — with one exception, that being his story about an automaton created by a man named Frankenstein, predating Shelley's by almost 30 years. In the present collection (originally published in 1780), he gathers some of his own poems, short stories, and literary essays, including "La Main Chaude," "Délire bachique," and "Bouquet à Jean" along with pieces by other contemporary hands. This is => one of only 30 copies printed on papier de Chine, this example with an extra suite of plates bound in offering a second state of the frontispiece and the eleven headpiece engravings by Duplessis-Bertaux. Binding: Contemporary signed blue morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped arabesque central medallion surrounded by a frame of gilt double fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine gilt extra, with gilt dentelles and marbled paper pastedowns; lower edge of front dentelle stamped "Allô" (Paul Charles Allô, 1823–90). All edges gilt. Original slim, tricolor silk bookmarker laid in. Binding as above, spine gently sunned, joints and extremities rubbed, area of light discoloration to each cover at joint, back cover with small scuffs; front hinge (inside) tender. Front pastedown with unidentified bookplate reading "Exploranda est veritas" (name effaced); back free endpaper with institutional rubber-stamp and note of proper deaccession. Bookmarker separated and laid in, as above, with offsetting on either side; scattered light foxing. Volume now housed in maroon cloth–covered clamshell case partially lined with marbled paper. => Interesting 19th-century French belles-lettres, beautifully produced, here in a beautifully bound example with the bonus suite of plates.

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        Autograph Letter offering Jensen a position to teach at Tausig's newly founded piano academy

      An interesting and detailed autograph letter from the legendary Polish pianist to another unnamed pianist, almost certainly Adolf Jensen, offering him a position to teach at Tausig's newly founded piano academy, the "Schule des höheren Klavierspiels" in Berlin. Dated Berlin, September 15, 1866, the letter outlines the financial arrangements of the new business and explains the conditions of the offer of employment.Tausig begins (translated from the German), "My dear sir, you can imagine how delighted I was when Weitzmann came yesterday to tell me that you are interested in joining my business, which I hope will have a ... considerable future... I want to make everything known to you, so that you are not in doubt about anything, and can make your decision quite freely." He continues with a modest but optimistic view of the new undertaking: "We must start small, as with everything that should grow and thrive properly. What I can offer you is certainly little, but it will soon become more and eventually it should guarantee you a limited but secure salary for the costs of living in Berlin." Noting wryly that "talented young people never have money," Tausig explains that he has set the cost of lessons at "5 thalers per month (60 thalers per year), for which they receive 16 lessons every 4 weeks. I think that is as cheap as possible," and mentions that "apart from you and me, the only other teacher at the beginning will be Herr Bendel [most probably Liszt pupil Franz Bendel], who is an excellent pianist." After explaining in detail the yearly salary and the arrangements for sick days and substitutions, Tausig goes on to a request, "which you incidentally do not need to accept, and which you may freely decline sans gêne": whether his correspondent would also be willing to take on some "lessons devoted to sight-reading and ensemble playing" for a lower hourly wage. "That is three hours a week, which will later stop when there is a higher number of students, and you will have only the 'Solo' lessons." Writing that he is "not accustomed to the dry business tone," Tausig ends the letter with the hope that he has mentioned everything necessary, and adds how much he admires his correspondent: "Above all, come to Berlin soon; I shall stand by you as a friend in all your doings, and will be the first to praise and admire your excellent talent at your concerts and everywhere."3 pp. Folding creases, otherwise in very fine condition overall. 14 x 22 cm.The most celebrated pupil of Thalberg, Tausig was also a student of Franz Liszt at Weimar, who described his technique as "infallible." Already established as a touring pianist by his early twenties, he moved from Vienna to Berlin in 1855 and opened his Schule des höheren Klavierspiels shortly afterwards. The school was short-lived, but counted several important pianists among its faculty and students. Tausig's busy touring schedule weakened his health and he died of typhoid at age 29. Autograph material is extremely scarce. German pianist and composer Adolf Jensen was born in Königsberg and studied with Louis Ehlert, Louis Köhler and Friedrich Marpurg. In 1861 he became the second director of the music academy of Königsberg, and thereafter began to build up his reputation as a pianist. In 1866 he was invited by Carl Tausig to move to Berlin and join the faculty of Tausig's piano academy, where he remained for two years before moving to Dresden, and turning his attention to composing. "Jensen possessed one of the most delicate sensibilities of all late Romantic composers. The model for his early works was Schumann, and he succeeded in his mature piano music and songs in assimilating the stylistic influences of Chopin and Liszt into a thoroughly personal style." (New Grove.)

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift („J. Stefan“).

      Wien, 25. I. 1866. 1 1/2 S., Gr.-8°. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „Josef Stefan studierte seit 1853 in Wien und habilitierte sich dort 1858 für mathematische Physik. 1859 übernahm er zunächst eine Lehrerstelle an einer Oberrealschule in Wien. 1863 wurde er Professor der Physik an der Universität Wien und dem erkrankten Direktor des Physikalischen Instituts Andreas von Ettingshausen als Vizedirektor zur Seite gestellt, sowie 1866 Nachfolger und Direktor des physikalischen Instituts. Von 1875 bis 1885 war er Sekretär der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, 1883 Präsident der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Kommission der elektrischen Ausstellung und 1885 Präsident der internationalen Stimmtonkonferenz, die den Normalton ‚a‘ mit 435 Hertz festlegte. 1876/77 war er Rektor der Universität Wien. Er beschäftigte sich mit der Ausbreitung des Schalls, der Polarisation, Interferenz und Doppelbrechung des Lichts, der Diffusion und Wärmeleitung von Gasen, der Abhängigkeit der Wärmestrahlung von der Temperatur sowie mit elektrodynamischen Erscheinungen und der Induktion. Die berühmteste Leistung Stefans ist die Aufstellung des nach ihm und Boltzmann benannten Strahlungsgesetzes, des Stefan-Boltzmann-Gesetzes, das den Zusammenhang zwischen der ausgestrahlten Energie und der Temperatur eines rein thermisch strahlenden Körpers beschreibt. Er fand bei Prüfung aller vorliegenden Strahlungsmessungen hocherhitzter Körper, dass die ausgestrahlte Energiemenge der 4. Potenz der absoluten Temperatur des Strahlers proportional ist. Bald darauf konnte sein ältester Student Ludwig Boltzmann eine theoretische Begründung dieses empirisch gefundenen Gesetzes geben. Nach beiden benannt ist auch die Stefan-Boltzmann-Konstante. Stefan hat als erster damit die Temperatur der Sonne ermittelt. Er erhielt als erster im Jahr 1865 den Lieben-Preis“ (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Stefan, Schrötter, Mathematik, Physik, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Atlas du voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française... première partie: Cartes et plans.Paris, Hachette, 1873. Folio (49.5 x 37 cm). With 12 chromoxylographed maps, 1 tinted lithographed view and 9 wood-engraved plates. Original publisher's red cloth, original endpapers, rebacked. In a blue cloth portfolio.

      Cordier, Indosinica, cols. 1012-1013; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 329-330; Gomane, L'exploration du Mekong; Satow 147. Single volume containing the most important maps and architectural drawings from the rare official account of the French 1866-1868 Mekong expedition led by Ernest Doudart de Lagrée and Francis Garnier. Due to financial difficulties, only 300 copies of the official account were printed. It included a two-volume travel account, an atlas volume containing the expedition's maps and architectural drawings and an atlas volume with scenic drawings.The present first of the two atlas volumes contains all the extensive maps made by the expedition, showing modern Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and parts of China and Myanmar. Also present are several plans, elevations and details of Khmer buildings, drawn by expedition member Louis Delaporte, who would later publish extensively on the subject. Amongst these are the first extensive architectural drawings of the great temple complex of Angkor Wat.With the bookplate of Frank B. Forbes. Binding rebacked and worn at the extremities. Paper slightly discoloured, otherwise in good condition.

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        The PRINCE'S PROGRESS And Other Poems

      London: MacMillan, 1866. 1st edition (NCBEL III, 497). Green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine and gilt design stamped to front & back boards. Gilt bright. A bit cocked. Binder's ticket to rear eps. A pleasing VG - VG+ copy.. viii, 216 pp. 2 designs by D. G. Rossetti. 7" x 4-1/4"

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        Gesamtans.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. Kraneck, dat. 1866, 34 x 50 Nicht bei Schefold. - Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt. Im Vordergrund der Bahnhof.

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        THE STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA...

      [New York], San Francisco & Sacramento, 1866. Contemporary legal sheep, leather labels. Some volumes with tender or almost detached hinges. Contemporary and later ownership inscriptions, including those of Walter Norris of Salinas, Lucas F. Smith of Santa Cruz, Victor L. Hicks, Wright & Wright of San Francisco, and Fred V. Wood of Oakland. Overall a very good set. A complete run of the first editions of the statutes of California during her formative years. As the third and fourth volumes are very rare, it is extremely difficult to find a consecutive run of these early laws. At this early stage of California legal printing, any given state printer was not kept for long. Those represented herein are as follows: J. Winchester (first volume); Eugene Casserly, State Printer (second volume); G.K. Fitch & V.E. Geiger, Co., State Printers (third volume); George Kerr, State Printer (fourth volume); B.B. Redding, State Printers (fifth and sixth volumes); James Allen, State Printer (seventh and eighth volumes); James O'Meara, State Printer (ninth and tenth volumes); Charles T. Botts, State Printer (eleventh and twelfth volumes); Benj. P. Avery, State Printer (thirteenth and fourteenth volumes); O.M. Clayes, State Printer (fifteenth and sixteenth volumes). There is an interesting note to the printing history of the statutes. According to Wagner, the Governor refused to acknowledge Casserly as state printer at the end of the 1851 session and instead appointed G.K. Fitch to the position. Fitch turned over all state printing copy to be done in New York. Casserly brought the matter to court and won back his position as state printer, whereupon the already printed statutes were sold to him in a compromise agreement. Casserly then proceeded to have new titlepages added to the statutes that had been printed in New York, and added errata slips and an index. All subsequent laws were printed in California. COWAN, p.610 (ref). GREENWOOD 167 (ref). WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 147, 149, 150 (ref).

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        The Naturalist in Vancouver Islandand British Columbia.

      London. Richard Bentley. 1866. 8vo, 20.5cm, theFirst Edition, in 2 volumes, xvi,358 & x,375pp., with 11 plates, 2 titlevignettes, in the original green cloth, gilt titles and borderdecorations on the spines, gilt borders and gilt fish vignettes on theupper covers, some slight foxing early and late on volume one and on thelast few leaves of volume two, a fine bright set. (cgc) T.P.L. 4516.Lande 1290. Lowther 275. Sabin 42035. Starkman p92. Sage p131., Albeep100. Wood 441. Bruns L-124 "Very Scarce". Phillips p238. Haller 559. Theauthor was a naturalist and veterinary surgeon. Written for the generalreader from the author's observations and experiences while he was thenaturalist for the British North American Boundary Commission, for whomhe travelled extensively. He found a number of new species. The platesare of birds and other nature subjects, views and indigenous peoples. Hiscollection of B.C. mammals, birds, fish, insects, etc, are in the BritishMuseum. "A natural history work, but with some sporting material. Involume one, there are six chapters on fishes and fishing, includingsalmon and salmon fishing by the Ind-ians, trout fishing by the author;halibut fishing with line and bait; sturgeon spearing; and descriptionsof various fishes including herring, candlefish, whitefish, sticklebacksand others. One chapter has five pages on the pronghorn antelope and itshunting in Klamath country. Volume II is predominately natural history,including one chapter with brief descriptions of the big game animals anda segment on how to track moose". Heller.. Hardcover.

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        Buch das gut, enthaltend den Gesang....

      Wien, Oesterreich: Kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). Frontis., 209, [1] pp., 1 plt.. 1866 [with] Catholic Church. Catechism. Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung.... Wien, Oesterreich: Kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei, 1866. 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). Frontis., 146 pp., plt., [1] f., pp. [5]–109, [3] pp. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's set. America's great early lyric poet seems to have had an interest in the Micmac, perhaps dating from his days as a student at Bowdoin College but certainly from when he began conceiving Evangeline and its story of the Acadians who lived among and intermarried with the Micmac. Fr. Christian Kauder (b. 1817) was a Luxembourger priest who worked for ten years as a missionary among the Micmac in eastern Canada: In 1866 he produced a hymnal, a catechism, and a devotional volume (containing prayers for various occasions and excerpts from the breviary and missal) all in Micmac hieroglyphs with occasional headings in German in Roman characters. => Offered here is the complete set of three works. The trio was issued in two versions: 1) with all three works bound together and the Betrachtung full-paginated to p. 111, and 2) as here, in two volumes, the Gesangbuch separately and the Katechismus and Betrachtung together with the latter work having the final three leaves unpaginated. (See Pilling, Algonquian, on this matter of the multiple methods of issue). => This is the first edition of the issue/state of the texts in two volumes. The highly developed system of characters used in these books was invented by Fr. Chrestien Le Clercq (b. 1641) and was used beginning in the late 17th century by the Micmac for both religious and nonreligious texts, written on birch bark. In this production, the Micmac characters are printed on blue-green paper. Provenance: Owned by H.W. Longfellow with "Micmac Language" in his hand on the recto of the frontispiece of the Gesangbuch and "Micmac Language New Brunswick" in his hand on the recto of the frontispiece of the other volume. Each volume bound in black oilcloth wallet-style with a natural cloth tie; some adhesion of old paper to the exteriors of the bindings. Internally very attractive clean, and with a => wonderful provenance.

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        Voyage pittoresque et anecdotique dans le nord et le sud des Etats-Unis d'Amerique.

      Paris: A. La Place. 1866. Hardcover. vii, 469pp + 2pp of publisher's advertisements. Full brown morocco elaborately decorated in gold on the covers, initials on the front cover, spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt, white silk endpapers. Frontispiece and inserted plates with illustrations by Saintin, Noel, Lebreton and Foulquier engraved by Willmann, Outhwaite, Delannoy, Lalaisse and Golin. Small bookstore stamp on the rear free endpaper (G. Cacoulides, Athens, Greece). A few minor scuffs to binding, two tiny spots to front cover. Internally clean with only minor foxing. A near fine copy.; Quarto .

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