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        Autograph Letter, signed ("HW Beecher")

      [New York?], n.d - An amusing letter from the highly popular and controversial minister, novelist and reformer, to his good friend - or, as recent scholarship would have it, his very intimate friend - Chloe Beach, wife of Moses Beach, owner of the NEW YORK SUN. Beecher writes in such a fashion as to imply clearly that he is soliciting a dinner invitation: "My Dear Mrs. Beach - Our larder is given out: - our tea used up - milk gone, bread scanty, sweetmeats passed away, and all of us are facing the probability of starvation tonight. Do you know of any place where we could get a loan of cold victuals? - or borrow some crackers, or even get a chance to come and eat a little? I would not trouble you but, you have the reputation of being charitable; and really, we are reduced to that condition of suffering that if you do not take us in, - why - we will go somewhere else. I am your friend bowed down with trouble. H.W. Beecher - P.S. We are willing to pay." It was through the Beach family, in 1867, that Beecher first connected with his ardent supporter, Samuel Clemens, and a case has been put forward (see Applegate, THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA: THE BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY WARD BEECHER, pp. 371-2) that in January of the same year Chloe Beach gave birth to a daughter by Henry W. Beecher. Accompanied by a carte de visite of Beecher, captioned in ink and pencil on recto and verso, and trimmed at the top corners. While ordinary Beecher letters are not uncommon, the present letter enjoys an out of the ordinary context 8vo. 2 pp., on two panels (plus postscript) of a folded quarto lettersheet, in ink. Old folds, with mends to tears along center fold and horizontal folds in blank panel (not affecting text), but near very good, in linen folding cloth slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull

      J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston 1867 - Blue cloth, somewhat rubbed, gilt-lettered label; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies, this being number 28, signed by the publishers on the title's verso The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        HARPER'S BAZAR VOL 1 NOS 1-61, 1867-1868

      1867 - [PERIODICALS - NINETEENTH CENTURY] HARPER'S BAZAR VOL 1 NOS 1-61, 1867- 1868. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1867-1868. 976 pp. + patterns and plates. Folio, quarter black leather (most of spine chipped away) with brown pebbled cloth boards. Boards and leather quite worn. Some light foxing to interior here and there, as to be expected. Plates clean. Some patterns a bit nicked at edges. 28 large patterns, most approximately 30 x 21 inches, with one a spectacular 36 x 32 inches. Also includes Four Winslow Homer woodcuts, one of which is a very nice double page spread called "Opening Day in New York," referring to the new fashion season. There are three smaller folio hand colored woodcuts, very sharp, printed in Paris and featuring young fashionable ladies. Quite rare, especially with contents in such wonderful condition. Extra postage is required, as the volume is quite large and heavy.

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        WORDS OF HOPE AND COMFORT For the Sorrowful

      Mitchell, London 1867 - Chromolithography by the Queen's Printer Day & Son. Folio leather-spined embossed cloth gilt on bevelled boards (rebacked tips slightly worn spine gilt darkened & dulled) All Edges Gilt. Unique gilt and illuminated chromoliths inserted into sunken card mounts back to back. Double pages except for the final plate which is printed on the front (recto) only. Slight foxing to mounts but clean and lovely. *A lavish production in high Victorian style with central texts with large illuminated first capital letter and other ornaments surrounded by decorative frame. A wide shaped border incorporating a pictorial miniature then decorates the page with floral emblems of vines and trellises in a stunning background of colors. *Based on the idea of a mediaeval illuminated page displaying the virtuosity of Victorian chromo-lithography as beautifully executed by Day & Son. Quite difficult to find, this is a stunning early gift book. 1 volume.

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        Instrucciones que los Vireyes de Nueva Espana dejaron a sus sucesores. Anadense algunas que los mismos trajeron de la Corte.

      Imprenta Imperial, Mexico City 1867 - Large quarto (27 x 19 cm), pp (iv), 317. Scarce first edition of the reports - documents, letters, instructions - that each outgoing Viceroy gave to his succesor, as well as instructions from the kings in Madrid, etc. to their Viceroys in Mexico. These reports were frank assessments of the conditions throughout the country, incl. California and the Southwest US and Florida, Central America, and even the Caribbean. Text in Spanish. Palau (#120713) notes that "this important collection of documents was printed by order of the Emperor Maximilian, and the copies destroyed during the seige of Mexico City. " This is confirmed by its scarcity on the market and auction rooms - none recorded. Bookplate and owner signature of Walter Howe, US Ambassador to Chile. His signature is dated 1933, at which time he was studying for a PhD. in Latin American History at Harvard. Occasional light red pencil checks next to mining references; he apparently used this work in writing his own book "The Mining Guild of New Spain etc. " Contemporary half calf, gilt, raised bands, marbled boards. Near fine condition. A handsome copy with distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie storiche della città di Vicenza dalla sua origine fino l'anno 1867

      Tip. Giuseppe Staider,, Vicenza, 1867 - Cm. 23, pp. (4) 1094 (2). Legatura coeva in mezza tela zigrinata, dorso liscio con filetti e titoli in oro. Esemplare marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, a carte candide. Edizione originale ed unica di questa storia municipale che provocò, durante la sua stesura, vari problemi di censura all'autore. Il presente esemplare contiene, in fine, due carte ripiegate che offrono il reso-conto a stampa dei termini con cui fu pubblicato. Il contratto fra Formenton ed il tipografo stabilì la stampa di sole 180 (+10 copie) in totale e, nei suddetti fogli, appare la lista completa dei 180 sottoscrittore dell'opera. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        THE GREAT SOUTHWEST, OR PLAIN GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS AND CAPITALISTS, EMBRACING A DESCRIPTION OF THE STATES OF MISSOURI AND KANSAS.WITH INCIDENTS OF TWO YEARS' TRAVEL AND RESIDENCE IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS.

      St. Louis. . 1867 - 115,[9]pp. plus folding map. Original maroon cloth, gilt-stamped cover. Moderate foxing, contemporary pencil ownership signature on front pastedown. Very good. "The work is a well-written guide containing a great deal of information. It obviously was written to promote settlement in Kansas and Missouri.half of the contents concern Kansas" - Dary. "Pages 60-105 give an account of Nicely's travels and residence in this country over a two year period. His visits via horseback to the Cherokee Neutrals Lands, as well as his camping trip to Arkansas, are informative and interesting giving a picture of conditions there soon after the close of the Civil War" - Graff. The map shows the early development of the railroad system in Kansas, most of the settlement still in eastern Kansas, and the Cherokee Neutral Lands in southeastern Kansas unsettled. HOWES N134. GRAFF 3021. RADER 2484. SABIN 55165. DARY 112.

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        Philosophie der Geologie und mikroskopische Gesteinsstudien. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln in Farbendruck.

      Bonn, Max Cohen & Sohn, 1867. 8vo (227 x 155mm). pp. (6), 229, (1), with 10 coloured engraved plates and explanatory text. Recent calf. "Vogelsang, in his 'Philosophie der Geologie', accepted the new teachings in full, and added much to the knowledge of the porphyritic series by his careful microscopic investigation of the larger mineral constituents and the ground-mass characteristic of different varieties. Vogelsang's observations on the process of the consolidation of rock-magma, on the microscopical structure of slags, on 'fluidal' structure, on microlites, and on conditions of devitrification, are clear and accurate. The illustrations are throughout of high excellence..." (Zittel pp. 329-330).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, A SERIES OF PAPERS SELECTED AS SPECIMENS OF DOCUMENTARY CHINESE, DESIGNED TO ASSIST STUDENTS OF THE LANGUAGE AS WRITTEN BY THE OFFICIALS OF CHINA IN SIXTEEN PARTS WITH KEY.,

      London, Trübner & Co., 1867 - First edition. XII, 455 pp.; 30,5 x 23 cm. Modern cloth binding. Alittle worm at margin of some pages at begin and end of book. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte Der Soeugethiere (Natural Law of the Savage Beasts)

      Esslingen, Germany: Verlag Von J.F. Schreiber, 1867. 1867 4th edition of this magnificent study in early chromolithography of the "savage" animals of the jungle. 30 detailed, full-page chromolithographed plates featuring 159 species of carnivores in various poses. A clean, well-preserved copy--all plates are in beautiful, unblemished condition. Folio, 34 pgs. of notes and captions plus the 30 plates themselves. . Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good.

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        Handbuch der physiologischen Optik. + Atlas

      . Allg. Encyklop. Physik, 9. - Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1867, 4°, XIV, 874, (2) pp., zahlr. Abb., und 11 lith. zum Teil gefalt. Tafeln, Halbleinenband mit Rückenschild.. Erste Ausgabe! Vollständig selten, da das Werk über einem Zeitraum von 11 Jahren erschienen ist und die Tafeln oft für Experimente zerschnitten worden sind. - "One of the greatest books on physiological optics." - Fundamental work on the physics and physiology of vision with detailed treatment of the dioptrics of the eye, of Young's theory of colour vision, of irradiation, after images, contrast, and a complete exposition of the empiric theory of visual perception. - Horblit 49b; Garrison & Morton No.1513

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        Les Fleurs Animées. Texte par Alph. Karr, Taxile Delord & Le Cte Foelix. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, 1867. 2 volumes. Royal 8vo (265 x 170mm). pp. (2), 339, (5); (2), 321, (5), with 2 handcoloured lithographed frontispieces, 50 handcoloured lithographed plates and 2 plain lithographed plates. Contemporary green half calf, richly gilt spines, gilt edges. The first edition was published in 1847. "Of all his work, this is his most graceful fantasy: the fifty-two plates of court beauties in floral haute couture present a suite of fashionable tableaux redolent of the sentimental spirit of French Romanticism, at the end of the July Monarchy and in the predawn of the Second Empire. This briljant assembly of the Court of Flora has all the elements of Romantic ballet with its highly conventionalized poses, fanciful costumes, and magical settings. To these Grandville has playfully added attendant beetles, crickets, butterflies, moths, and caterpillars, those diminutive inhabitants of the garden, in variant agressive or sycophant roles" (Wick, P.A.. The Court of Flora, 1981).

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        The Financial Economy of the United States Illustrated and Some of the Causes which Retard the Progress of California Demonstrated: With a Relevant Appendix

      San Francisco and New York: A. Roman & Co.. 1867. First. First edition. Publisher's cloth gilt. 356pp. Errata slip pasted in. Spine ends professionally, and almost unnoticeably reinforced, else near fine. Important financial analysis and propaganda for the California gold mining interests, promoting hard money and opposing tariffs. Scarce. .

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        Die Conchylien des Mittelmeeres, ihre geographische und geologische Verbreitung.

      Cassel, T. Fischer, 1867-1868. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. xix, (1), 301; vi, 512. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettered spines. B.M.(Nat. Hist.)V, 2285. "Heinrich Conrad Weinkauff devoted all his spare time to conchology and for the sake of his health spent much time collecting Mediterranean marine shells, upon which he became an acknowledged authority" (Dance. A History of Shell Collecting p. 157).

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        Reisen in Siam im Jahre 1863.

      Jena, Verlag Hermann Costenoble 1867;. EA; ca 21x14 cm; XVIII (statt XX - Schmutztitel nicht mit eingebunden), 540 Seiten mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Karte; neuer dekorativer Halbledereinband mit Rückentitel im Stil d. Zt. (die Karte mit kleiner Unterlegung im Faltungsknick und kleinem Einriß, sonst gutes, fleckenfreies Exemplar); EA;. Die "Bemerkungen zur Karte" von H. Kiepert (Seiten 533-540) doppelt eingebunden.

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        Monographie de L'Hotel-de-Ville de Lyon. Restaure sous l'administration de MM. Vaisse et Chevreau, Senateurs

      Paris, Morel 1867.. 2°. 2 Bll., 75 S. Mit mehreren Textill., 2 Bll. und 76 Taf. (dav. 14 in Chromolithographie und 62 in Stahlstich. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Einbd. bestoßen. Bis auf wenige Stock- bzw. Staubflecken, sauberes Exemplar. Desjardins war Chefarchitekt der Stadt Lyon, Mitglied der Ehrenlegion.

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        Monographie de L'Hotel-de-Ville de Lyon. Restaure sous l'administration de MM. Vaisse et Chevreau, Senateurs.

      Paris, Morel 1867.. 2°. 2 Bll., 75 S. Mit mehreren Textill., 2 Bll. und 76 Taf. (dav. 14 in Chromolithographie und 62 in Stahlstich. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Einbd. bestoßen. Bis auf wenige Stock- bzw. Staubflecken, sauberes Exemplar.. Desjardins war Chefarchitekt der Stadt Lyon, Mitglied der Ehrenlegion.

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        Prologue représenté pour l'ouverture du théâtre des Délassements-commiques

      Lemerre 1867 - - Lemerre, Paris 1867, 13,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des quelques ex sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 5 Chine. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Mr. Raynard, acteur au théâtre du Châtelet et mari de l'actrice à qui est dédié cet ouvrage. Rares et légères piqûres. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Vijf jaren in Japan. (1857-1863). Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Japansche Keizerrijk en zijne bevolking.

      Leiden, Van den Heuvell & Van Santen, 1867-1868. 2 volumes. 8vo (245 x 160mm). pp. xii, 335, (i); pp. vi, 357, (i), with 2 coloured frontispieces, 12 plates of which 10 coloured and 1 coloured folding map. Publisher's pictorial wrappers (spines repaired). First and only edition. During the 1850s the Tokugawa government decided to strengthen its national defense and invited naval officers and technicians to Nagasaki. One of them was J. Pompe van Meerdervoort, a naval surgeon from the Netherlands. He was asked by the Japanese authorities to establish a new system of medical education in Nagasaki. Assisted by Matsumoto Ryôjun and Shiba Ryôkai he established a western style hospital with 124 beds and a medical school. When Pompe left Japan England, France and the USA were already strengthening their pressure on Japan to open up the country, and the Dutch influence, that had continued for 250 years, gradually began to decline. Nevertheless Pompes achievements and the outstanding role he played in the modernization of Japanese medicine are highly esteemed in Japan. /Later in 1865 the school's name was changed to Seitoku-Kan and after the Meiji-Restauration, it became the origin of the Medical School of Nagasaki University. Pompe's memoirs "Five years in Japan" describe the changing international situation in East Asia together with his medical activities and many observations on the Japanese society at his time.//Pompe also experimented with photography, collaborating with some pupils he had taken over from his predecessor, Dr. J.K. van den Broek. Van den Broek was the first to introduce photography in Japan during the years he practised there (1853-1857). Under his tuition, a Japanese doctor, Keisai, was learning to take photographs using the daguerreotype process invented in 1839./Among Pompe's students was the first professional photographer in Japan, Ueno Hikoma. He opened a photographic studio in Nagasaki in 1862. Another of Pompe's students, Uchida Kyuichi, became famous as the first photographer ever to photograph the Emperor and Empress.//Most plates show Japanese people in costumes, the frontispiece in vol. 1 shows the bay of Nagasaki and the frontispiece in vol. 2 shows the medical hospital at Nagasaki.//Provenance: Bookplate of C.C. Krieger.//Cordier 588; Tiele 873; Landwehr, 'Dutch Books with coloured plates', 395.

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        Oeuvres completes de Shakespeare traduites par Emile Montegut et richement illustrée de gravures sur Bois

      Hachette, Paris 1867 - Paris LIBRAIRE DE L. HACHETTE ET C. 1867/1869/1870. Tre volumi in 4°piccolo (21 x 29); mezza pelle rossa coeva, dorso a cinque nervi con titoli e fregi oro; pp. pagine (6), 702, (6); (6),576, (4); (6),730, (6); illustrata da splendidi legnia piena pagina, testo su due colonne incorniciato da doppio filetto. Condizioni eccellenti.

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        Narrative of a Journey through Abyssinia in 1862-3. With an appendix on The Abyssinian Captives Question.

      With an appendix on The Abyssinian Captives Question. 1867 - An early scarce work on Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia, especially concerning the imprisonment of British nationals in Ethiopia during the 1860s. With three fold-out maps. Second Edition. Condition: In a beautiful navy crushed morocco binding. Externally excellent with just light shelfwear, and a little fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, withthe occasionalmark orspot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate.

      Wiesbaden, Kreidel's Verlag, (1867)-1905. 10 volumes (bound in 12). 4to (300 x 250mm). With 456 plates of which 248 hand-coloured, coloured or tinted. Later red cloth, gilt lettered spines. Vol. I: Holothurien. By C. Semper. Wiesbaden 1868. pp. x, xxi, 288, with portrait of Semper and 40 (27 coloured) plates./Vol. II, 1: Malacologische Untersuchungen I. Theil: Ascoglossa. Nudibranchiata Kladohepatica. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1870-75. pp. 1-367, with plates 1-48 (5 coloured)./Vol. II, 2: Malacologische Untersuchungen. II. Theil: Porostomata. Nudibranchiata Holohepatica. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1876-78. pp. 377-645, L, with plates 49-68./Vol. II, 3: Malacologische Untersuchungen. III Theil: Nudibranchiata Holohepatica. Nudibranchien von Meere der Insel Mauritius. Nudibranchien des Sunda-Meeres. System der Nudibranchiaten Gastropodes. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1880-92. pp. 647-1168, with plates 69-89 (3 coloured). Together with:/Vol.II, 4: Malacologische Untersuchungen. IV. Theil: Nachträge und Ergänzungen (Ascoglossa, Nudibranchiata). Marseniadae. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1880-87. pp. 289, with 25 (3 coloured) plates./Vol. III: Landmollusken by C. Semper. Wiesbaden 1870-94. pp. xiv, iv, 337, with 27 (10 col.). plates. Together with: Ergänzungsheft: Über Sehorgane vom Typus der Wirbelthieraugen auf dem Rücken von Schnecken. By C. Semper. Wiesbaden 1877. pp. 90, with 10 (6 coloured). plates./Vol. IV, 1: Die Sipunculiden. By E. Selenka. Wiesbaden 1883. pp. xxxii, 131, with 14 (13 coloured) plates. Together with: Vol. IV, 2: Die Landschnecken. By W. Kobelt. Wiesbaden 1886. pp. vi, 80, with 7 coloured plates. Together with: Vol. IV, 3: Die Seewalzen - Holothurioidea. By K. Lampert. Wiesbaden 1885. pp. 310, with 1 plate./Vol. V: Die Schmetterlinge der Philippinischen Inseln. Ein Beitrag zur Indo-Malayischen Lepidopteren Fauna: Erster Band. Die Tagfalter. - Rhopalocera. By G. Semper. Wiesbaden 1886-92. pp. xiv, 1-380, with 51 coloured plates. /Vol. VI: Die Schmetterlinge der Philippinischen Inseln. Beitrag zur Indo-Malayischen Lepidopteren-Fauna. Zweiter Band: Die Nachtfalter. - Heterocera. By G. Semper. Wiesbaden 1896-1902. pp. 381-728, with 36 tinted plates./Vol. VII: Malacologische Untersuchungen. V. Theil. Pleurobranchidae (Index). Bukkacea (Index). Ascoglossa (Index). Aplysiidae (Index). By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1897-1902. pp. 382, with 29 plates./Vol. VIII: Landmollusken. Ergänzungen und Berichtigungen zum III. Bande: Die Landmollusken. By O.F. von Möllendorff & W. Kobelt. Wiesbaden 1898-1904. pp. 268, with 33 (9 coloured) plates./Vol. IX: Malacologische Untersuchngen. VI Theil. Erste, Zweite & Dritte Lieferung: Nudibranchiata; Opisthobranchiata - Pectinibranchiata; Tectibranchiata - Penctinibranchiata. By R. Bergh Wiesbaden 1904-1908. pp. 178, with 12 plates./VOL. X: Landmollusken. Ergänzungen und Berichtigungen zum III. Bande: Die Landmollusken. By O.F. von Möllendorff, W. Kobelt & G. Winter. Wiesbaden 1905. pp. 387, with plates 1-4 (in photocopy), 5-82 coloured plates. //Apart from the 4 photocopy plates in the last volume a very rare complete set. No complete copy has been sold at auction or offered in the trade since many decades. Volumes II, 2; II, 3 and II, 4 with some water-staining. Bound in at the beginning of the first volume the 'Ergänzungs-Heft' 1895, an in memoriam of Carl Semper by A. Schuberg, with a portrait of C. Semper./The 'Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate' is all published, a first part was never published (See J.A. Robertson, Bibliography of the Philippine Islands p. 93). Carl Gottfried Semper (1832-1893) was a one of the greatest of the few scientists who has written on the Philippines. He was a pupil of renowned comparative anatomists F. von Leydig, R.A. von Kölliker and K. Gegenbauer, and became professor of Zoology at the University of Würzburg. "Semper devoted the period from December 1858 to May 1865 to the exploration of the Philippines... Nevertheless, it was a period of outstanding achievement, chiefly because Semper's dogged determination. He acquired magnificent zoological and ethnographic collections on the islands of Luzon, Bohol, Leyte, and Mindanao, thus laying a permanent foundation for future research in the Philippines... The ten- 4to-volume 'Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen', which contains Semper's scientific reports on his collection, is a monument to his industry and determination. It remains, to this day, an important source book, particularly for the Philippine mollusks" (DSB XII, p. 299)./The most beautifully produced volumes in the series are the 2 volumes on the butterflies of the Philippines. The exotic butterflies are beautifully hand-coloured. "Ausser etwa 30,000 Philippinische Schmetterlinge, welche ich dem Sammelfleiss meines Bruders Dr. Carl Semper verdanke, habe ich in neuer Zeit aus verschiedenen Quellen besonders durch die Güte der Herren Otto Koch und Dr. Stadenberg einen erheblichen Zuwachs erhalten, so dass im Ganzen bis jetzt gegen 50,000 Exemplare (Rhopalocera und Heterocera) durch meine Hände gegangen sind" (Preface p. 1). It is the first major publication on the butterflies of this area.//Provenance: A few pages with the Japanese stamp of Kikumaro Okano, armorial bookplate of City of Liverpool public libraries on inside front-covers and very faint blind circular marginal stamp of the library on the plates.//Nissen ZBI, 324 & 3806; B.M. (Nat. Hist) IV, p. 1899; R.I. Johnson, Semper's 'Reisen im Archipel...' a complete collation (Journal of the Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist 5, 2). See also Y. Samyn, A. Smirnov & C. Massin, Carl Gottfried Semper (1832-1893) and the location of his type specimens of sea cucumbers (Archives of Nat. Hist. 40, 2).

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        DOGMATA THEOLOGICA DIONYSII PETAVII E SOCIETATE JESU, EDITIO NOVA, 8 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Apud Ludovicum Vivès, Parisiis 1867 - RO40173434: 8 tomes d'env. 600 pages chacun. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes. Papiers muets et étiquettes de code collés sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats et en pages de titre. Quelques plats se détachant. Rare. Dissertationibus ac Notis F.A. Zachariae, Aliorumque Necnon Adriani Leclerc Selectis Notis, etc. Tomus I: In Quo de Deo Deique Proprietatibus Agitur. Tomus II: In Quo, Primum de Praedestinatione, Post de Trinitate Agitur. Tomus III: In Quo Primum de Trinitate, Postea de Angelis Agitur. Tomus IV: In Quo Rursum de Angelis, De Sex Primorum Mundi Dierum Opificio, etc. Tomus V: In Quo Rursum de Lege et Gratia, Postea de Incarnatione Agitur. Tomus VI: In Quo Rursum de Incarnatione Verbi Agitur. Tomus VII: In Quo Rursum de Incarnatione Verbi, Postea de Diversis et Primum de Ecclesiastica Hierarchia Agitur. Tomus VIII: In Quo Rursum de Ecclesiastica Hierarchia, Postea de Peonitentia Agitur, In Hoc Ultimo Volumine Index Generalis et Analyticus Rerum, etc. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Palais, Chateaux, Hotels, Maisons de France.

      Paris: Morel. 1867 - Four volumes. Qtr. morcocco. Engraved plates; some chromolithographs. Foxing throughout. 296 plates. Ex libris of Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson.

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        The Albert Nyanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1867 - [Second edition.] 2 vols. 8vo. pp. xxx, 371 & xi, 372; port. frontis. to vol. I, tinted litho. frontis. to vol. II, wood-eng. plates & illusts., one folding map, one single-page map; contemporary ownership inscription to titles, very good in the original green cloth, gilt, slightly bumped, generally a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roscoe's Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases [etc.]

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1867. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, some staining to title and elsewhere, else a clean copy Holmes' first published legal work, his review appearing in the second issue of the newly established American Law Review, in which "[w]ithout question, one is justified in finding . . . the seeds of doctrine which were basic to his legal philosophy

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        Les perles. Pièces d'écrin artistique et littéraire

      Paris: Veuve Jules Renouard, 1867.

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        Osnovania Geometrii: Rukovodstvo sostavlennoe dlia gemnaziy [The Essentials of Geometry: a guide created for gymnasiums]

      Ministerstvo Narodnogo Prosveschenia [The Ministry of Public Enlightenment], Moscow 1867 - 8vo. 192pp. Half-leather over decorative paper-covered boards. A geometry textbook created for use in gymnasiums, by Feodor Ivanovich Busse, a leading figure in the development of state educational curriculum in the Russian Empire during the 19th century. Busse published the first edition of the guide in 1844, while working as the director of St. Petersburg's 3rd gymnasium, a school that eventually would count Nabokov, Marshak, and Mravinsky among its alumni. The gymnasiums were the elite educational institutions in the Russian Empire, attended for the most part by young nobles, and personally overseen by the Tsar, Alexander II at the time. Busse's guide is designed to meet the high expectations of the Tsar's curriculum. The textbook is divided into two parts, "'Lines and Planes," and "Bodies," and each part is subdivided into several chapters, outlining explanations of axioms and theorems, and presenting a total of 558 problems, with some solutions at the end of each chapter. At the end of the volume are 8 foldout diagram sheets, depicting numerous geometric bodies. Text in Russian. Front board detached, but present. Leather binding peeled along spine, boards rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped. Some foxing and pencil marks to interior. Overall in fair condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Interests in Borneo. A Brief Sketch of the Extent, Climate and Productions of the Island of Borneo. Second Edition: With an Appendix Rediscussing and Presenting New Views of the Matters Under Consideration

      San Francisco: H.H. Bancroft and Company. 1867. Second edition, with new appendix. Printed tan wrappers. 44pp. Wrappers soiled, faint stains on rear wrap, a few page edges a trifle bent, a very good or better copy. .

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        ON THE ANTISEPTIC PRINCIPLE IN THE PRACTICE OF SURGERY [with] ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ANTISEPTIC SYSTEM OF TREATMENT IN SURGERY [With Four Additional Numbers of] THE LANCET, Volume II

      London The Lancet; George Fall Sept. 21 - Nov. 30, 1867 - First edition of these important articles and letters as printed in the journal ‘The Lancet’. Extracted from the various journal numbers and now presented bound together. 18pp, Folio journal leaves (265x185mm), bound together in grey paper-covered boards with manuscript lettering on the spine and housed in a black cloth-covered slipcase with folding chemise and lettered in gilt. Pages 353-358; 667-670; 409-410; 443-444; 501-502; 595-596. Very well preserved in fine state. SCARCE, JOSEPH LISTER’S SECOND OF TWO EPOCH-MAKING PAPERS ON ANTISEPSIS, one of the most important advances in all of medical science and quite possibly the one which has been responsible for the largest number of lives saved by a singe medical technique. In 1860 Lister was appointed Regius Professor of Surgery in Glasgow. As in other hospitals at that time, the mortality rate at Glasgow for amputations and compound fractures exceeded forty percent due to rampant infection. Lister had for some years been studying the processes of inflammation and suppuration, and in the early 1860's he "began declaring suppuration a form of decomposition. The prevailing medical doctrine about the cause of putrefaction derived from Liebig's dictum (1839) that organic substances in the moist state and in the presence of oxygen undergo a peculiar state of combustion" (DSB). The resulting supposition that wounds should be shielded from the effects of atmospheric oxygen led to often harmful treatments. "Lister realized that oxygen could not be excluded from wounds, and he soon doubted its responsibility for provoking suppuration" (op. cit.). In 1865 a colleague introduced him to the work of Pasteur, whose revelation of the causes of wound sepsis provided Lister "the key for the banishment of hospital diseases" (ibid.). "To prevent bacterial infection Lister began using carbolic acid, a chemical then used routinely by the city of Carlisle to disinfect sewage. In a series of surgical cases he succeeded in completely eliminating infection. Although Lister was in error in assuming that the primary sources of infection were airborne, he had established the principle that the control of infection depended on the control of microorganisms" (Grolier Medicine). Presented here is the second of Lister’s two main papers on antisepsis, ‘read to the British Medical Association at their Dublin meeting of August 9, 1867. Lister announced that consistent application of his antiseptic treatment had entirely freed his Glasgow wards from hospital sepsis. After acknowledging his debt to Pasteur, he details his recommended procedures and describes further case histories of patients treated since publication of his previous article. Like Semmelweis' recommendations for the implementation of aseptic hospital conditions a decade earlier, Lister's ideas initially encountered indifference or outright hostility in the surgical community, especially in Britain. Eventually a number of favorable reports, from German surgeons in particular, began to turn the tide, and by the eighties and nineties a return was made to the aseptic recommendations of Semmelweis. "Withe the further work of Ernst von Bergmann in Berlin, antisepis and clouds of irritating carbolic acid mist gave way in the 1880’s to aseptic surgery and the aseptic routines which characterize the modern operating room" (Grolier Medicine 75). In recognition of Listers services to humanity, he was the first medical practitioner to be elevated to the peerage.’ (Norman) Also included in this collection of journal extracts are Lister’s replies to unfounded accusations made by Sir James Simpson that Lister had plagiarized from works by surgeons in France and Germany, most specifically the French chemist Jules Lemaire. There is also one further follow up article included by Lister on his antiseptic methods. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Illustrations of Dissections in a Series of Original Coloured Plates the Size of Life Representing th eDissection of the Human Body. Atlasband.

      . London, Walton, 1867, Gr.Folio, 3 Bll., mit 58 farbigen ltih. Tafeln,. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung; Rücken erneuert.. Erste Ausgabe dieses großformatigen Tafelwerkes mit sorgfältig lithographierten anatomischen Abbildungen in Lebensgröße; "a fine anatomical Atlas of the period." Dawson, Cat. 91, 2139). - - "The school of anatomy at University College, London, in the first thirty-five years of its existence , produced remarkable series of illustrated anatomical lithographic plates, useful alike to students, as in J. Quain's Elements of anatomy, and to practising surgeons, as in R. Quain's Arteries, J. Quin's and Winlson's Anatomical Plates, Maclise's Surgical anatomy, Ellis's Dissections. Early in the same period Charles Bell, who remained only a short time at University College, produced work on the hand and on expression. During this period also Carswell and Marshall were productive ion the field of morbid anatomy and in anatomy respectively." - - " Ellis and his artist Ford chose the comparatively new method of chromolithography for the reproduction of their imperial folio atlas of fifty-eight plates. The printing of such complex plates in color was difficult, as chromolithography was still in a developmental stage; the plates were printed between 1863 and 1867, with four to seven finished each year. The plates are exceptional for accuracy and clarity; they are also exceptional for their aesthetic depiction of the dead" Anatomy as Art: the Dean Edell Collection No. 197. - - George Viner Ellis (1812-1900), "born near Gloucester, Ellis was apprenticed to a doctor in Gloucester and then entered University College, London, qualifying MRCS in 1835; he was elected FRCS at the first elections in 1843. Soon after qualifying he became Demonstrator in Anatomy at University College under Richard Quain and also spent vacations working in anatomy in Paris or Berlin. He never attempted to become a surgeon but remained in anatomy at University College, succeeding Quain as Professor of Descriptive Anatomy in 1850 and retiring in 1877. He held no official posts outside University College. He retired to Gloucester where he taught older boys in a night school and applied himself to gardening, particularly growing apples. He died in 1900, having been blind for the last two or three years of his life. - - Ellis was perhaps the first pure anatomist. His lectures made no attempt to make the dry subject more interesting but were well accepted by students because they stated clearly what had to be learn for examinations. He was a firm disciplinarian in his own classes and was once called in to quell misbehaviour in Grant's class. He hated smoking. Smoking in the dissecting room was firmly forbidden until a group of students petitioned the Council for leave to purify the atmosphere of the practical anatomy rooms with tobacco; the corpses at that time were not preserved. Ellis immediately threatened to resign and the sanction was rescinded. He was not overclean in his habits and it was not always appreciated, when he showed his approval for an industrious piece of dissecting by patting the student on the shoulder with hands 'too visibly subdued to that they worked in'. In a college epitaph he was described as: Beloved by few and feared by many, Discoverer of the corrugator ani. - - Early in his career he published Demonstrations of anatomy and together with Sharpey he was editor of Quain's Elements of Anatomy after 1856. With Ford, an artist, Ellis published in 1867 Illustrations of dissections in two volumes, one volume consisting of plates drawn by Ford from dissections by Ellis." O'Connor, W.J.: Founders of British Physiology (1988). - - Hirsch-H. II, 402. Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, p.574. Rifkin/Ackerman, Die Kunst der Anatomie, p.282. - - "PREFACE. - - These Anatomical Plates exemplify the method of dissecting practised in University College, London ; and they are designed to serve both as patterns for the Student to copy in his dissections, and as aids to him in after-study. - - For the purpose of carrying out the pictorial representation of dissections the part of the human Body to be illustrated is divided into suitable stages or regions ; and the muscles, bloodvessels, and nerves of each region are shown in layers in the natural order of succession, so that their mutual connections may be brought before the eye at one and the same time. - - The Illustrations comprise views of the Head and Neck, the upper Limb, the Perinaeum, the Abdominal Parietes, the Pelvis, and the lower Limb ; and they are accompanied by a concise description of the objects displayed in each Plate, with a short notice of the practical applications of Anatomical facts to Surgery. All the Figures are drawn of life-size from actual dissections ; and they are printed in colours with the object of making them as true pictures as possible of Nature, and more serviceable as copies for the Student to imitate. Only such dissections were prepared for the Drawings as may be commonly seen in the practical Anatomy Boom ; and the minute detail, whose counterpart the Student with average manual dexterity could not produce without some difficulty and loss of time, was intentionally omitted. Delineations of the ligaments, the viscera of the cavities of the Body, and the organs of the Senses, are not included in the Plates now published. - - The labour connected with this Work was divided between its two authors, that part being apportioned to each which he was best fitted by previous knowledge and experience to execute. To Mr. Ford were assigned the original Drawings, and the chromo-lithography; and to him is due the merit of portraying with so much effect and exactness the natural appearance of the parts dissected. Upon me rests the responsibility of the selection of the Illustrations, the fidelity of the dissections, and the accuracy of the whole. - - During the progress of this undertaking, which has been continued through several years, other engagements have necessitated my having recourse occasionally to the senior Students of the College for the help of their hands. To those Students, and to Mr. Samuel Onley in particular, I gladly offer my thanks for their assistance. And to Mr. J.S. Cluff, Demonstrator of Anatomy, I am greatly indebted for the valuable aid he has afforded me at all times. - - Before closing this retrospect of the task now finished, I may advert to the difficulties attendant on the printing in colours of such complicated Figures, and to the successful way in which they have been overcome by Mr. West - - GEORGE VINER ELLIS. - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON, September 2nd, 1867."

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        Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on the Cession of Russian America to The United States

      Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, Washington 1867 - First edition. Tan printed wrappers. 48pp., large folding map. Old embossed library stamp and stamped number, contemporary owner's name, small chips, tears, and stains all on front wrap, a very good copy of an important speech. The map is reportedly the first to use the name "Alaska" for the ceded area. *Howes* S1134. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A great piece of financial history, James Buchanan writes a letter concerning multiple fiscal and personal matters to his friend Stephen Pleasonton?s daughter, Laura just a year before his death

      Autograph Letter Signed ?James Buchanan?, 1.5p., 6.5? x 8?, front and verso . Lancaster, Pennsylvania, July 25, 1867. Letter written in a slightly shaky hand reflecting Buchanan?s age and impending death. Mailing folds else fine condition. Original postmarked envelope in Buchanan's hand included. This letter was written to the daughter (Laura) of his deceased friend, Stephen Pleasonton (1776?-1855). The content of the last paragraph concerns her father?s estate. Stephen Pleasonton was the first ?Fifth Auditor? of the United States? Treasury Department. However, he is best known for singularly saving the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution, along with many other invaluable early government documents. Right before the burning of Washington D.C. in 1814, then Secretary of State James Monroe charged Pleasonton with preserving the books and papers of the State Department. After removing the documents from the newly built White House, Pleasonton hid them thirty-seven miles away, in L

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        uvres

      1867 - Livre ancien Très bel exemplaire dans un élégant maroquin rouge signé, de ce livre illustré par la photographie, tiré à petit nombre. Auguste Fontaine, libraire et grand bibliophile, aimait à faire relier ses propres livres par les plus habiles relieurs de l’époque ; sa librairie, sise passage des Panoramas, était un haut-lieu de rencontres littéraires et bibliophiliques. Bel exemplaire de cette édition de luxe illustrée de 29 photographies par Collin. Condition : 10 volumes in-16, plein maroquin janséniste, dos à nerfs, tranches dorées, roulette intérieure (reliure signée A. Bertrand). Quelques rousseurs. Timbre humide « Auguste Fontaine ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal-Manuel de Peintures appliquées a la décoration des monuments, appartements, magasins, etc. bois, marbres, lettres, attributs, imitation de moulures, etc. Dirigé par Petit et Bisiaux [4th-12th years; or: . Pierre Chabat, 16th-19th years]

      A. Morel, Paris 1867 - (17 x 11 1/4 inches). 276 lithographic plates only (of 288, 178 coloured, 5 printed in two colours, 15 tinted, 79 un-coloured). Extra-illustrated with a duplicate of plate XII in the 17th volume. (About 6 plates shaved into the imprint area, and 10 plates with small tears, two plates with small sections chipped, some tears and repairs to the text leaves). Later brown half morocco by Whitman Bennett of New York, the flat spines titled in gilt A rare substantial fragment from this important record of the decorative tastes of the mid 19th century. Only two substantial runs of this fascinating periodical are listed as having sold at auction in the last thirty five years: most recently the McCarty-Cooper copy (covering a period between March 1850 and December 1867) was sold in New York in January 1992; and two years earlier an ex-library copy dated between January 1864 to December 1871 sold in New England. There are three aspects to this journal that are important: firstly, it offers a snap-shot of the taste of the time; secondly it gives quite detailed instructions on painting methods that have all but disappeared: there are only a few specialist decorative painters left who are capable of executing the designs and finishes described here, but armed with the instructions given here, these beautiful designs on a page could be 'brought to life' as part of an actual design scheme once again. Thirdly, this work offers a view of the state of French colour-printing: the quality of the images is perhaps surprising given the ephemeral nature of this publication, but the plates are of the highest quality. Some of the faux wood and marble panels are astonishing, as is the case with the best of the decorative tableaux. These are a mixture of what appear to be original designs by Petit, Bisaux or Pierre Chabat, or carefully copied from earlier eras - particularly the 18th century. Unsurprisingly, the earlier designs are almost exclusively French in origin. The Journal-Manuel was evidently well-regarded by the trade (architects as well as the craftsmen who executed the designs) as OCLC record that it was published for over fifty years, between 1850 and 1906. Volumes IV-XII, XVI-XVIII only, bound in four, folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Palais, Chateaux, Hotels, Maisons de France

      Paris: Morel, 1867. Four volumes. Qtr. morcocco. Engraved plates; some chromolithographs. Foxing throughout. 296 plates. Ex libris of Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson.

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        Memorandum sobre el proceso del Archiduque Fernando Maximiliano de Austria. Mexico, F. Díaz de León y S. White 1867. Kl. 4°. 1 Bl., IV, (3-)109 S.- Angeb.: (Ortega Eulalio Maria u. Vazquez Jesus Maria), Defensa del Archiduque de Austria. 55 S., Hldr. d. Zt.

      - Palau 269829 nennt zwei Ausgaben v. 1867 - vgl. Sabin 47036.- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben.- Vorsatz mit hs. Besitzeintrag : ?Queretaro im Oktober 1867 Pitnes Obstl.?Palau en 269829 cita dos ediciones de 1867 a cargo de Juan Cámara y M. Cámara, y no la que se ofrece. En el volumen se incluye, con otra paginación: "Defensa del Archiduque de Austria".

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        The Seven Weeks' War Its Antecedents and Its Incidents (2 Volumes)

      MacMillan, London, 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). An attractive set in light tan leather binding with gilt frame to boards and detailed gilt tooling to spines. Spines in 6 compartments each with red and green leather title labels. Gilt frames to each board. Marbled end papers with matching edges. Volume I: xi, 390 pp, 5 fold out maps. Volume II: 324 pp, 8 maps (4 fold out). Boards very lightly shelf worn and spine faintly sunned. Sporadic light foxing to contents and owner gift inscription dated 1867. All maps clean and complete. Contents very clean and bright and appear unread. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Fine Binding; Europe; 19th century; History. Inventory No: 19087..

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        Landschaft bei Ilsenburg im Harz., Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1867 - Signiert, datiert und bezeichnet "Ilsenburg". Auf leichtem Karton. Zarte Schraffuren charakterisieren die Ebene im Vordergrund. Am Horizont erheben sich die bewaldeten Berge des Vorharzes. Miniaturhaft erscheint die Silhouette Ilsenburgs, die auf den ersten Blick nur an der Kirchturmspitze und der Burg auszumachen ist. - Der Hamburger Künstler Berend Goos war als Landschafts- und Genremaler tätig. Erst ab 1855 widmete er sich der Malerei: er wurde von Hermann Kauffmann unterwiesen und ging auf dessen Anraten zu J.W. Schirmer nach Karlsruhe. Studienreisen führten Goos nach Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen, in den Harz und in den Schwarzwald. - Insgesamt leicht gebräunt und wenige kaum störende Braunfleckchen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 11 x 29,5 cm. Papier: 15 x 29,6 cm.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 16. August 1867.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An die Ehefrau des Botanikers Rene Lenormand; mit Erwähnung der &quote;Lois de la Nomenclature&quote;.

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        Historia de las Indias de Nueva-Espana y islas de Tierra Firme, por el padre fray Diego Duran, religioso de la Orden de Predicadores, escritor del siglo XVI .

      Mexico: Imprenta de J. M. Andrade y F. Escalante, . 1867-1880 - La publica con un Atlas de estampas, notas e illustraciones, Jose F. Ramirez, individuo de varias sociedades literarias nacionales y extranjeras.; first printed edition, from the mid-sixteenth century manuscript; small folio (leaves 30 cm. tall), Tomo I. Mexico: Imprenta de J. M. Andrade y F. Escalante, 1867, xvi, 535 pp. + Tomo II. Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1880, 304, [1], [1], 177 (Apendice. Explicacion del codice geroglifico de Mr. Aubin por Alfredo Chavero .; Indice del tomo segundo.), [1], [1] (Al lector), [2] (blank leaf), [1] (index to Apendice) pp. + . Atlas. Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1880 (but at least part of the Atlas was issued with the first volume, Sabin 21405 "The entire edition of the first volume, with the exception of a small number of copies, distributed privately by the author, as well as . Photos available upon request.

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        Old Court

      Chapman & Hall, London 1867 - "Old Court./A Novel./By/William Harrison Ainsworth./In Three Volumes./Vol. I [II, III]/London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly./1867./[The right of Translation is reserved.]". Pages viii, 288; viii, 291; viii, 291. Half titles present in all volumes. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind on boards. (This binding identical to Wolff's copy, not Sadleir's, ie has horizontal dot and line cloth, has identical W H Smith embossed stamp and lacks binder's ticket). Spines slightly darkened; rear joint at head of volume II has two inch tear; volume one has been professionally and neatly rehinged internally. A nice unsophisticated set of one of Ainsworth's scarcer novels, rarely found in any edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hand Atlas Uber Alle Theile Der Erde Und Uber Das Weltgebaude. Herausgegeben Von Adolf Stieler. Gotha Justus Perthes. (81 Maps | Au

      Gotha Justus Perthes. 1867 - This is a portfolio of 81 (of 84) maps and drawings. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Hand colored in outline. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Size: 18.5 x 15 inches (46 x 31 cms). LARGE. JOHAN GEORG JUSTUS PERTHES (1749-1816), German publisher, was born at Rudolstadt on the Iith of September 1 749. In 1785 he founded at Gotha the business which bears his name (Justus Perthes). In this he was joined in 1814 by his son Wilhelm (1793-1853), who had been in the establishment of Justus' nephew, Friedrich Christoph Perthes, at Hamburg. On the death of Justus at Gotha on the 2nd of May 1816, Wilhelm took entire control of the firm. He laid the foundation of the geographical branch of the business, for which it is chiefly famous, by publishing the Hand-atlas (1817-1823) of Adolf Stieler (1775-1836). Wilhelm Perthes engaged the collaboration of the most eminent, German geographers of the time, including Heinrich Berghaus, Christian Gottlieb Reichard (1758-1837), who was associated with Stieler in the compilation of the atlas, Karl Spruner (1803-1892) and Emil von Sydow (1812-1873). The business passed to his son Bernard Wilhelm Perthes (1821-1857), who was associated with August Petermann (under whose direction the well-known periodical Petermanns Mitteilungen was founded) and Bruno Hassenstein (1839-1902); and subsequently to his son Bernard (1857-). In 1863 the firm first issued the Almanach de Gotha, a statistical, historical and genealogical annual (in French) of the various countries of the world; and in 1866 the elaborate Geographisches Jahrbuch was produced under the editorship of Ernst Behm (1830-1884), on whose death it was continued under that of Professor Hermann Wagner. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Journey To Ashango-Land: And Further Penetration Into Equatorial Africa?

      London: John Murray, 1867. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxiv, 501, [1]. lacking half-title. folding engraved map, 19 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.), 3 full-page text illus., & title vignette. contemporary half morocco, gilt back (2 raised bands with minor dents). First Edition. Du Chaillu’s 1863-65 expedition was primarily undertaken with the aim of proving the correctness of the discoveries reported in his Explorations & Adventures In Equatorial Africa (London: 1861). This expedition "…enabled him to confirm the accounts given by the ancients of a pygmy people inhabiting the African forests. The map accomanying Ashango-land was of unique value, but the explorer’s photographs and collections were lost when he was forced to flee from the hostility of the natives." (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.) cfSmith D84.. 1st Edition.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM TOURING PHRENOLOGIST TO WILLIAM S. HARBERT]

      Leighton, Pa., 1867. Softcover. Near fine. [4] pp., approximately 600 words. Bifolium on ruled paper, approximately 9.5 x 6 inches. Very minor soiling on first page, else near fine. Manuscript letter by a semi-crippled itinerant phrenologist describing his schemes and recent adventures to a confidant. The unsigned document is addressed to "Friend Harbert," whom a later pencil inscription indicates was William Soesbe Harbert (1842-1919). A native of Terre Haute, Indiana and later resident of Des Moines, Chicago, and Pasadena, Harbert was a prominent lawyer, judge, and advocate of progressive causes. He was celebrated for his escape from the infamous Libby Prison during the Civil War, from which he emerged weighing ninety-seven pounds, and was also notable as the husband of Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, a leader in the women's suffrage movement. At the time of the letter's composition, Harbert was completing his law degree at the University of Michigan. & & The precise relationship of Harbert to the author of the letter is unclear, but the latter states that Harbert is the "only one outside my family" to know an unnamed secret ("even my own mother don’t know it"). The secret appears to relate either to the author's fraudulent career or "some business" he mentions having to "settle up" back home. The author jokes that "open confession is good for the soul": "While I have experienced the keen fangs of excruciating mortification, of being, drawn on to a hot griddle, & broiled alive, before an audience, there is also a great deal of pleasure & satisfaction in the business. I am treated with the utmost respect & courtisiy, even in the first place.where I think, that it was pretty generaly conceeded, by most all in town that I was a humbug! in fact that opinion, was so prevalent that I thought so myself! Yet I more than made expenses. I am necessarily compelled to put on considerable style & I don’t stay long enough in one place to find me out till I lecture & then they take the bait! . I think I will try to get of a pretty good speache here, probably two, & the people are very ignorant, & they may not discover the diference. I have the satisfaction of knowing more about Phrenology than they do anyhow, & I put off a few technical names, describing the brain & skull &c so that closes the M.D.'s & I can handle the rest of the audience pretty well. Up to the present time I have not dared to venture into a town where there is a paper published for fear I get blown so high that I would not get back again." & & An extremely unusual, colorful piece of correspondence documenting phrenology as quackery by one of its own.

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        Works of Washinton Irving [21 volumes]

      NY: G.P.Putnam & Son, 1867. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Washington Irving was America's first man of letters. He was hugely popular both in the US and Europe. His writings included fiction, for which he is well known as well as biography (George Washington, Mohamet), history (Grenada), art and architecture (the Alhambra). He was an enormously influential writer and graceful stylist. Bound in quarto calf skin. Owner signature. Each volume is in Very Good to Fine condition. This is the Author's revised edition. [Please check for shipping cost on multi-volume sets and larger format books.]

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        Plato : And the Companions of Sokrates [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES]

      John Murray, U.K. 1867 - COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES NET WEIGHT 3190 GRAMS, PLEASE NOTE WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE UK WITHOUT ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. ix, 564, xxviii, 620, xxiii, 602 pages, size 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches. Books - Rebound in tree calf, with blind decorated, black and red labelled to spines, gild decorated bordering to boards, brown marbled endpapers and all page edges coloured brown. Slight, faint spotting to free endpapers otherwise lovely, clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractively bound copy of this desirable edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Philosophy. Inventory No: 004374. THIS SET OF BOOKS IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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