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

      Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office. 1867. First. 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. .

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        Speech on the Cession of Russian America to the United States

      Congressional Globe, Washington, 1867, Original Wraps, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Lindenkohl, A.Size: 5½" by 8½", Transcript of Sumner's important speech on the new US territory of Alaska, 'Seward's Folly', describing the nature, character, and prospects of the place. Includes the scarce large folding map by Adolf Lindenkohl, apparently the first to use the name Alaska for the area. Howes S-1134. The map is the stated second edition, May, 1867; which added several details including the inset maps of the Sitka area and overview. Disbound from a collection of pamplets, edges trimmed, no loss of text; spine messy; label pasted to first page; light tanning & foxing; map delicate, torn and mended with archival tape, some browning at edges & creases. Text clean; 48 pages.

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

      John Murray, U.K., 1867, Leather Binding, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Second EditionCOMPLETE 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.

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        Recherches géologiques dans les parties de la Savoie, du Piémont et de la Suisse voisines du Mont-Blanc.

      Paris, V. Masson et Fils, 1867. 4 volumes (3 text-volumes & atlas). Royal-8vo. (text) & Large-Folio (atlas). With 32 lithographed plates. Contemporary wrappers (text) & original gilt-lettered black cloth (frontcover loose; atlas). B.M.(N.H.) II, 559; Hölder 346; Zittel, p. 304: "In 1867, in a now classic description of the geology of the Mount Blanc, he (Favre) ascribed the complex fanshaped arrangement of the rocks in that mountain to the action of strong lateral pressure". A rare and important work on the geology of the Swiss Alps.

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        Official Manumission "Libertad" Document for a Black Slave Child in Cuba].

      Havana 1867 - Havana, 9 July 1867. Folio (ca. 31,5x21,5 cm). 2 pp., with an integral blank leaf. Brown ink on paper, with official notary stamps on top of rectos of both leaves. Light wear, some worming, mostly marginal but affecting a few letters at bottom; overall a very good document. An extraordinary document, signed and ratified by Havana notary public Juan Requeyra, granting freedom to a "brown-skinned girl" who "has not yet been baptized." She was to be named Maria del Carmen, and her mother a "Creole and mulattress slave Natalia" belonged to a local merchant Jose Rabell. The child's freedom was "graciously granted as a payment of her mother's good services everything will be given up, renounced and transferred as a matter of fact in her own cause in order for her to, as a free person from now onwards, do business, contract, buy and sell, appear in court, issue public deed and be able to do all that is allowed to people who freely act upon their own volition. Freedom is bound to be enforced at all times in an uncompromising and unscathed manner; by law she will remain protected along with her possessions." This document was necessary, as children born into slavery were considered to be slaves, unless, as here, were manumitted.

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        Mackinlay's Map of the Province of Nova Scotia including Island of Cape Breton

      A. & W. Mackinlay, Halifax 1867 - Size : 785x1010 (mm), 30.875x39.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, disected and laid on original canvas

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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stenograficzne Sprawozdania galicyjskiego Sejmu krajowego w drugim peryodzie [Paliamentary transcripts from the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. Language: Polish]

      [Galicia : National Parliament], 1867, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionA collection of parliamentary papers in varying condition from fair to good. Unread copies with unopened pages. Generally edge-nicked and dust-dulled, with a small number considerably edge-torn. Dust-toning and marginal foxing throughout. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Two collections of 19th century transcripts from the Galician Parliament. Each collection includes an index. Contents: [1] February 1867, 170p continuously paginated through 8 parts, with separate title pages, 30cm. [2] August 1868, 422p. continuously paginated through 20 parts, with separate title pages, 30cm. Subjects: Galicia (Eastern Europe) -- Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria -- Habsburg Monarchy -- Austrian Empire -- Parliamentary papers. Ukraine -- Poland -- History -- Politics and government. Language: Polish.

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        The carpenter and joiner's assistant : being a comprehensive treatise on the selection, preparation, and strength of materials, and the mechanical principles of framing, with their application in carpentry, joinery, and hand-railing; ... (Truncated)

      Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York : Blackie & Son, 1867, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionFull Book Title: The carpenter and joiner's assistant : being a comprehensive treatise on the selection, preparation, and strength of materials, and the mechanical principles of framing, with their application in carpentry, joinery, and hand-railing; also, a course of instruction in practical geometry, geometrical lines, drawing, projection, and perspective; and an illustrated glossary of terms used in architecture and buildingGood copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked 1/2 leather over cloth-covered boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed. Corners bumped. Some surface wear to cloth as with use and age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 291 pages; Physical description: xiii, 291p., 116 leaves of plates, illus. ; 33 x 25cm. "... by James Newlands, Borough Engineer of Liverpool. Illustrated by an extensive series of plates and many hundred engravings on wood." --title page. Subjects: Carpentry -- Joinery -- Geometrical drawing -- Geometry. Notes: This work was originally projected by John White, author of "Rural architecture" (1845), who prepared the greater number of the illustrations before his death. Newlands provided the text and a lesser number of illustrations. First published in 1860. Preface dated 1860. Added engraved title page.

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        Einige Bemerkungen über den Gebrauch des Miskroscopes. Wetzlar im März 1867. Optisches Institut von C.Kellner's Nachfolger. Mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift "E. Leitz" und Eintragung des Systems "7".

      . Wetzlar im März 1867, 4°, 2 pp.; mit Faltspuren... Extrem seltene Gebrauchsanweisung, wohl aus dem ersten Jahr der Teilhaberschaft von Ernst Leitz, im März 1867 trugen diese Gebrauchsanweisungen noch den Imprint "Optisches Institut von C.Kellner's Nachfolger: Friedr. Belthle." - - Ernst Leitz (1843-1920) trat 1864 in das von Friedrich Belthle geleitete "Optische Institut" in Wetzlar ein, dessen alleiniger Inhaber er 1869 wurde. Leitz' Kenntnisse in Serienfertigung, die ihm einen Vorsprung gegenüber der Konkurrenz verschafften, sowie die durch die medizinische Forschung steigende Nachfrage nach Mikroskopen förderten den Aufstieg des Unternehmens Leitz. - - "Carl Kellner (26.03.1826 - 13.05.1855) gründet das Optische Institut in Wetzlar zusammen mit Moritz Hensoldt im Jahre 1849. Das erste Mikroskopokular wird am 22. Dezember 1849 an den Bremer Apotheker Georg Christian Kindt geliefert, schon am 23. Januar 1850 folgt das nächste Okular an diesen Kunden. Das erste Mikroskop wird allerdings erst ein gutes Jahr später, am 9. Mai 1851 nach Genf ausgeliefert. Die Instrumente werden sehr gut angenommen und bis 1854 können 131 Mikroskope verkauft werden. Kellner erkrankt 1854 an Darmtuberkulose, sein nahes Ende ahnend weiht er seinen Cousin und Gehilfen Ludwig Engelbert in alle technischen Feinheiten der Herstellung der Mikroskope ein und überträgt ihm die Leitung der Werkstätte kurz vor seinem Tod. - Als im Dezember 1856 jedoch Friedrich Belthle (27.02.1829 - 09.05.1869), ebenfalls ein ehemaliger Gehilfe dieser Werkstatt, die Witwe Kellners heiratet (die bereits im August 1856 außerehelich ein Kind von Belthle zur Welt bringt), scheidet Engelbert aus dem Unternehmen aus. Belthle führt die junge Firma weiter, ab August 1857 mit Heinrich Friedrich Rexroth als Teilhaber. - Belthle gelingt es, den Ruf der Firma zu wahren, er bringt selbst aber bis auf die mechanische Optimierung der Instrumente nur geringe Neuerungen hervor. Die Geräte werden in Medizinerkreisen anerkannt, die Firma "Belthle & Rexroth (C. Kellners Nachfolger)" stellt bei der Versammlung deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte im September 1858 in Karlsruhe Mikroskope aus, die Belthle dort persönlich präsentiert. Zu dieser Zeit werden in den Lohnlisten des Unternehmens unter anderem Ernst Gundlach sowie Wilhelm und Heinrich Seibert geführt. Im Jahre 1861 trennen sich Belthle und Rexroth wieder - im selben Jahr verlegt ihr Glaslieferant Theodore Daguet seine Glashütte von Solothurn nach Freiburg/Schweiz. - - Ernst Leitz tritt Anfang 1864 in die Werkstätte ein, die zu jenem Zeitpunkt eine Jahresproduktion von ungefähr 70 Mikroskopen verzeichnet und sich nach wie vor in dem von Kellner gekauften Haus "am reformierten Treppchen" befindet. Bereits am 7. Oktober 1865 wird Ernst Leitz Teilhaber des Unternehmens. Unter gemeinsamer Leitung wird am 3. September 1867 das 1000. Mikroskop ausgeliefert." Timo Mappes

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        Poesías de D. Francisco de Rioja corregidas con presencia de sus originales, añadidas e ilustradas con la biografía y la bibliografía del poeta por D. Cayetano Alberto de la Barrera y Leirado

      Sociedad de Bibliófilos españoles-Imprenta de Rivadeneyra-Madrid 1867 - Retrato del poeta en el frontis. Contiene a lo último la lista de los Bibliófilos Españoles. Ejemplar n° 203. Posee el añadido de dos facsimilares con versos escritos por el poeta. Sello de antiguo dueño en la portada. Encuadernado en plena pasta española con cuatro nervios y dos tejuelos en el lomo. Muy buen estado. 24x16,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paléontologie Française. Description des animaux invertébrés commencée par Alcide d'Orbigny. TERRAIN JURASSIQUE. Tome Neuvième: Échinides Irréguliers. par G. Cotteau.

      Paris, Masson, 1867-74. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. 551, (1); (4), with 142 lithographed plates. Recent half cloth, spines with red labels. Alcide d'Orbigny (1805-1857) intended to describe and figure all the invertebrate fossils of France, but half way this immense work was broken off. Nevertheless a great number of well and richly illustrated volumes appeared. British Museum Naural History Catalogue gives a complete listing of the volumes published.

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        The Art Journal: New Series: Volume VI. 1867

      London: J S Virtue & Co Ltd 1867 - Large HB volume in half dark green leather with green pebble cloth boards. Leather spine has 5 raised bands with gilt title on red panel, date in gilt and gilt decor. Marbled page edges and endpapers with no inscriptions. 276pp. plus 43 full-page engravings (3 by Gustave Dore are tissue-guarded) plus 198pp. catalogue of Paris Exhibition with main ills. A sound tight and bright copy with just very minor use/wear. A great copy (25.5 x 34cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs, which will be considerably more if going overseas**

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        The British Captives in Abyssinia

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer 1867 - 8vo.(xxvi) + 398 p.p. + 5 p.p. pubisher's ads./notes.Lithograph frontis. by Vincent Brooks + folding map & 2 text ills.Original marooon cloth; rubbed, slight wear to upper spine extremity, some dark staining & white spots to spine, pale marks to back bd.Title, frontis. & final couple of pages foxed, some spots to map.Large paper label of Billingborough & Horbling Book Society to f.f.e.1 or 2 spots but text very good, clean & tight.Note - described as second edition, but appears to be first in book form, part of the content having originally appeared as a pamphlet, & no known first edition recorded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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).

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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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