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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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia delle Cinque Giornate di Milano narrata al popolo italiano da Mario Paganetti

      Paolo Inversini Librajo Editore, Milano 1867 - n 8°(26 x 19,5); pagine (2),964, (4). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo e filetti in oro, fregi al dorso. Raro esemplare di pre-edizione; nel frontespizio non è riportata la data del 1868; il nome però è già quello del Paganetti conosciuto con lo pseudonimo di Piero Mattigana che a fronte dell'impossibilità di realizare l'opera da parte di Davide Besane si sostitui allo stesso. In terza pagina compare ancora la dedica a Garibaldi del Besana datata 15 marzo 1867 e il ringraziamento dello stesso Garibaldi (16 marzo 1867) al Besana, segue la Nota tipografica che recita "Circostanze indipendenti dalla propria volontà avendo impedito al Signor Besana di mantenere le promesse da lui fatte all'Editore di scrivere la presente narrazione, ne assume il compito il Signor Mario Paganetti, conosciuto nel mondo letterario sotto lo pseudonimo di Piero Mattigana". Il travaglio che accompagnò quest'opera determina nelle diverse pre-edizioni un numero variabile di tavole litografiche relative ai personaggi che ebbero parte nei fatti qui narrati, tantè che in alcuni variabili si riscontrano anche aggiunte di fotografie d'epoca; il ns. esemplare conta 17 tavole Litografiche a firma Rossetti. Contiene il testo di quello che già allora viene titolato come Inno Nazionale di Goffredo Mameli (interessante notare le differenze con il testo che diventerà poi nel 1946 Inno Nazionale). Opera molto rara in buona legatura d'epoca, carte interne con qualche leggera ossidazione, nell'angolo alto di sinistra per alcune decine di pagine sono presenti due tarletti che non toccano mai il testo e che per la maggiore sono stati restaurati. Esemplare più che discreto.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, And other Sketches

      C. H. Webb, New York 1867 - Original green cloth with gilt-stamped spine and front cover. Bevelled edges. With gilt-stamped frog in the lower left corner of the front board, and the same image blindstamped on the rear board. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with unbroken type on pages 21, 66, and 198. The preliminary ad has been excised, but the remaining stub is clearly a different buff color from the surrounding pages, which is known to characterize the leaf. One of 1000 copies of the first printing of Twain's first book. There are a few small rents to the cloth on the front board. The tips of the lower forecorners are worn through, and there is a short split to the surface cloth only at the foot of the front joint. Internally, there is a spot or two of foxing to the first couple of pages, and the front hinge is perhaps just a little tender. A bright, Very Good, and unrestored copy of a title that is usually found rebacked or recased. BAL 3310. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

      C. H. Webb, New York 1867 - 193 pp. Second issue, with battered type on pp 21, 66 and 198; the first issue was printed in 1000 copies, and this second issue was printed two weeks later in an edition of 550 copies. Full red morocco by Bennett of New York, all edges gilt, gilt mitered spine panel with center tools; original cloth cover laid down on inside of front cover, original spine laid down in inside of rear cover. All gilt still brilliant on Morocco, brilliant on laid down front cover, strong on laid down spine but no longer brilliant due to wear. Morocco with tiny repairs at head and foot of spine and at tip, otherwise fine. Contents fine - clean and crisp, no names or marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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        A history of British birds.

      London: Groombridge and Sons, [1863-1867]. - Octavo, eight volumes,1666 pp.,358 coloured engraved plates. Publisher's decorated red cloth, exlibris on front pastedown with owner's name erased, a crisp near fine set. "The first issue of the two cabinet editions of the original first edition. The copy in hand contains 358 plates, the extra one being that of the mottled Owl, a bird of which there was no record when the first edition was published" (Wood. p.472). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Pathologie des tumeurs. Cours professé à l'Université de Berlin (4 volumes). Traduit de l'allemand par Paul Aronssohn (Professeur agrégé près la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg). Traduction revue par l¿auteur.

      Paris, Germer Baillière, 1867-1876 - Paris, Germer Baillière, 1867-1876 ; 4 vol. in-8; T.I : XIII, 544 pp., 107 fig. in-t. ; T.II : (6), 522 pp., 74 fig. in-t. ; T.III : 503 pp., 49 fig. in-t. ; T. IV : (4), 191 pp. Trois premiers volumes en demi-basane bleu nuit, dos à nerfs orné, titre doré, mors frottés, coiffes abrasées, coins endommagés (exemplaire de prix avec inscription en lettres dorées sur le plat supérieur du T.I : « Prix de l¿Ecole de Médecine et de Pharmacie de Nantes 1871 » ; le certificat de l¿université est collé sur le contre-plat : « concours de clinique, premier prix accordé à Mr. Kirmisson » ; de plus la signature de E. Kirmisson figure au verso de la page de faux-titre de chaque volume. Dernier volume en toile noire, couverture conservée, mouillure angulaire, quelques rousseurs. Première édition française du deuxième ouvrage fondamental de Virchow, complément du précédent, mais resté inachevé. Il est rare de le trouver comme ici complet des 3 volumes et de la 1ère livraison seule parue du 4ème volume. Cet ouvrage ne fut pas traduit en anglais. Virchow estime que les tumeurs proviennent de tissus normaux, qui existent ou non dans la région où la tumeur se développe (tumeurs homologues ou hétérologues). Il reconnaît le rôle essentiel du tissu conjonctif dans la formation des tumeurs, mais pense que toutes les tumeurs malignes sont hétérologues et que notamment les carcinomes se développent par métaplasie à partir du tissu conjonctif. Cette théorie erronée de Virchow - ¿ the most unfortunate mistake of his life¿ (Haagensen) - sera combattue par Remak et sera clairement rejetée par Waldeyer en 1872. L¿étude des sarcomes est novatrice - « creating the modern concept of sarcoma » (Haas) -. La leçon 25 sur les tumeurs vasculaires est également remarquable. Virchow crée dans cet ouvrage les termes « tératome », « cellule géante » et « cellule géante mutinucléée ». Provenance prestigieuse : Edouard Kirmisson (1848-1927), qui commença ses études de médecine à Nantes et les acheva à Paris, devint professeur de clinique chirurgicale des maladies des enfants à Trousseau puis aux Enfants-Malades. Il fut le premier président de la société française d¿orthopédie et membre de l¿Académie de médecine. cf. Haagensen. An exhibit of important books, papers, and memorabilia illustrating the evolution of the knowledge of cancer. Amer. J. Cancer, 1933, p. 80, n° 56 ; Rather (The genesis of cancer) , pp. 135-137 ; N.Haas. Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902). A short overview of his work in dermatology. Am. J. Dermatopath, 1989, 11, 270-275. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        Histoire naturelle de Lacepede comprenant les cetaces, les quadrupedes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle edition precedee de L'eloge de Lacepede par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de M. A.-G. Desmarest.

      Paris: Furne, Jouvet et Cie, 1867. - Large octavo, two volumes,1310 pp.,36 handcoloured engraved plates. Early brown calf and marbled boards, all edges coloured, a few inoffensive spots, otherwise a handsome copy. This edition of Histoire naturelle de Lacepede was first published in 1856 and "the many subsequent volumes and editions [of treatises on vertebrates based on Cuvier and Desmarest] by this author follow Buffon and his teachings" (Casey Wood p. 424). The handsome plates by Edouard Travies ". one of the finest painters at work in the first half of the 19th century" (Jackson Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World p. 467) cover the following subjects: volume one, whales five plates, reptiles and batrachians 15 plates, fish four plates; volume two, fish twelve plates. BM(NH) p. 1041; Casey Wood p. 424. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        O-KEE-PA: A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY; AND OTHER CUSTOMS OF THE MANDANS.

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, . 1867 - vii,52pp. including half title, plus thirteen full-page color plates depicting the Mandan Torture Ceremony. Half title. Quarto. Modern half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Original fly leaf and half title chipped at upper corner (no loss). Text lightly tanned, plates clean. A very good copy. First American edition, actually the same sheets and printing as the London edition of the same year, but with a cancel titlepage. Catlin spent some fourteen years among the various North American Indian tribes and left the most authentic anthropological record of an already vanishing people. He wrote O-KEE- PA. in response to an article appearing in an 1866 issue of Truebner's monthly catalogue. The article attributed to Catlin the authorship of an "indescribably lascivious pamphlet" on the secret customs of the Mandans (see Sabin 11528). O-KEE-PA. is as much a defense of Catlin as of the Mandans, a tribe who were mostly found on the west side of the Missouri River, most of whom were destroyed by a smallpox epidemic in 1837. Catlin states in his preface that of all the numerous customs which he had recorded, nothing was so peculiar and surprising as the O-kee-pa ceremony of the Mandans. The curious rite of O-kee-pa is shown in "horrible fidelity" (Field) in the thirteen outstanding color plates. BENNETT, p.22. FIELD 262. HOWES C244, "b." SABIN 11543. McCRACKEN, CATLIN, pp.101-8, 25A&B.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. 8 TOMO Y UN APENDICE EN 8 VOLUMENES.

      - Madrid, 1867-1869. Edita M Rodríguez y Comp. Editores. Holandesa piel casera con dorados en lomera, 20x14 cm (corto de margen). Ilustrado con 26 láminas litográfica de la que faltan 3. Firma anterior propietario. 10442 pp + 1 hoja. HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA

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        Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park. Explanatory text by D.W. Mitchell and Philip Lutley Sclater.

      London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867. - 2 volumes. Folio (20 x 13 4/8 inches). Letterpress title-pages, list of subscribers. Additional mounted hand-coloured lithographic title-pages printed by Vincent Brooks, and 100 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, drawn on stone by Joseph Smit after the drawings of Joseph Wolf, each plate cut to the edge of the image and mounted on thin card in imitation of a watercolour, with the caption printed in gilt lettering beneath, as issued. Contemporary half maroon morocco, purple cloth, gilt, all edges gilt (extremities scuffed, edges of cloth lifting, unevenly faded). "WITHOUT EXCEPTION, THE BEST ALL-ROUND ANIMAL PAINTER THAT EVER LIVED" (Sir Edwin Landseer) First edition, with the revised and final text by Philip Lutley Sclater. The plates were originally issued monthly with an accompanying temporary text for parts I-VII written by David William Mitchell, secretary to the society. On Mitchell's death in 1859, Sclater completed the work, selecting the subjects and writing both the initial letterpress and then the final published text, as here, which was issued with the thirteenth and final part. The work was commissioned by the Council of the Zoological Society in 1852, to provide "an accurate artistic record of the living form and expression of the many rare species of animals which exist from time to time in the menagerie". The council chose Wolf, already well-known for his work for the ornithologist Rüpell and Gould's "Birds of Great Britain". Originally from Prussia, Wolf's paintings of wild animals are renowned for their spectacular use of colour: pinks, blues, and greens; for the astonishing realism of feet, fur, and feather texture; and for their detailed backgrounds, which often include smaller but still perfectly painted and fully animated. As a young man he was apprenticed to Gebrüder Becker, lithographers at Koblenz, where he was employed as designer, principally of trade circulars. A chance meeting with Eduard Rüppell, the ornithologist and explorer, "gave him an introduction to the director of the grand ducal natural history museum at Darmstadt, Johann Kaup. Wolf obtained employment in Darmstadt as a lithographer with the publisher Ernst Kern, and in his free time worked for Rüppell, executing drawings for Rüppell's "Systematische Uebersicht der Vögel Nord-Ost-Afrikas" (1845). He was subsequently given illustrative work for Hermann Schlegel and H. Wulverhorst's "Traité de fauconnerie" (1844), but an attack of ague forced his return to Darmstadt, where he attended the art school, going in 1847 to study at the Antwerp Academy. In February 1848, as revolution spread across the continent, Wolf went to London at the invitation of David William Mitchell, secretary of the Zoological Society of London. There he assisted Mitchell with a British Museum-based project, illustrating Robert Gray's "Genera of Birds" (1844-9); afterwards he assisted John Gould with illustrations for "Birds of Great Britain" (1862-73). Two books may be considered especially his, though he did not write the text: "Zoological Sketches" [as here], issued in two series (1861 and 1867), and "Life and Habits of Wild Animals", with letterpress by D. G. Elliot (1874); the latter was reissued in 1882 as "Wild Animals and Birds: their Haunts and Habits" (Clemency Thorne Fisher for DNB).Anker 539; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.158; Nissen IVB 1012; BM(NH) V,p.2349; Wood p.633. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de Pomologie contenant l'histoire, la description, la figure des fruits anciens et des fruits modernes les plus généralement connus et cultivés

      Angers, impr., Paris 1867 - Folio. 6 vols. (Vol. I: 1 retrato, 615 p.; v. 2: 774 p.; v. 3: 448 p.; v. 4: 880 p.; v. 5: 399 p.; v. 6: 331 p., todos con ilustraciones. Media piel, nervios, tejuelo, adornos dorados. Corte superior pintado. Cubierta original. Completísimo diccionario hortícola, que estudia todas las especies conocidas de frutos y frutales, con la descripción de cada fruto, siempre acompañado de su representación gráfica. También comprende observaciones sobre los nombres y los sinónimos más corrientes de cada uno, sus méritos y defectos, las apreciaciones inexactas que se le han atribuido, y consejos sobre la manera de adquirir cualidad y prolongar su duración. Agricultura. Horticultura. Botánica. Agriculture. Horticulture. Botany.

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        The Last Chronicle of Barset

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Very Good copy of the first edition in book form of this famous Trollope novel, in the Publisher's original blue cloth with the front boards blind stamped and gilded and with the spines gilded as well, bound from the original Parts. This copy shows rubbing to the corners and common wear and chipping to the spine overhangs, and general edge rubbing. The front joint (interior) of Volume I is cracked at the top portion thereof beween the frontis and its adjoining page and the last page of text in Volume I is browned but remains quite legible. The pages rather clean bright and the plates have been bound without tissue guards. The Last Chronicle of Barset was first published in 32 weekly Parts. Some buyers would collect the Parts issue and then have the sheets bound in the Publisher's cases. This is such a case, bound from the Original Parts (not from the later-issued sheets which were for use only in bound sets). Sadleir notes two states for the Parts issue (as here bound in the cases). In this set, Volume I shows the title page in the second state (otherwise, the first and second states identical), the title page of Volume II shows characteristics which do not match either state, showing a characteristic said to be exclusive to the first state as well as a characteristic said to be exclusive to the second state, the Table of Contents is second state, and the text and illustrations are first state. In Volume II, on page 298 at line 21, the third word reads "Crawley", an error later corrected to read "Toogood". The Last Chronicle of Barset is the sixth and last of Trollope's famed Barsetshire Novels and the novel of which in his Autobiography he stated "I regard this as the best novel I have written. I was never quite satisfied with the development of the plot, which consisted in the loss of a cheque, of a charge made against a clergyman for stealing it, and of absolute uncertainty on the part of the clergyman himself as to the manner in which the cheque found its way into his hands." A Near Fine to Fine copy and rather uncommon when in a condition as nice as is this copy.

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        London and its Environs

      Southampton: Ordnance Survey. 1867 & 1873.. Folding map of London dissected and mounted on linen, presented in two parts each measuring c. 66 x 56 cm, i.e. c. 66 x 112 cm if joined, showing the extents from Waltham Cross down to Epsom and Gravesend across to Windsor, all richly geologically coloured according to the strata with a key to the side margins, each part folding between original green cloth covers with Stanford's labels to the upper cover bearing handwritten titles, marbled paper to the folded end sections and inner covers, two small old marginal notes to the eastern part. Very good condition. Hyde, 52, (7).

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        13 Original-Photographien von Eingeborenen und der Landschaft Trinidad.

      Trinidad, Morin, o. J... 13 einzelne Albumin-Abzüge. Ungebunden.. Felix Morin, ein damals preisgekrönter Photograph, eröffnete sein Photostudio 1867 auf Trinidad. (Felix Morin was an established Photographic Business in 1869. Award winning photographer in Trinidad. 10 Photographien auf Trägerkarton montiert. (Format ca. 11.5''X 4'). Diese verso von Hand betitelt, z.a.B.: Govenors Palace & Botanic Gardens in Trinidad - Hindus landing at Trinidad from India - Sugar Cane in Blossom - Mavaras Fall-Port of Spain - Coconut Tree, weitere, allerdings mit schwer lesbarer Beschriftung. - 3 Kleinbild-Photographien zeigen Eingeborenen-Frauen (Format ca. 6'' X 4'').

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        Signed Presidential Pardon

      Washington, 1867. unbound. 1 page, 8.5 x 11 inches, Washington, February 12, 1867. Partially printed presidential pardon signed in full by the 17th President of the United States, in part: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a warrant for the unconditional pardon of...dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant..." Slight tears and a paper clip imprint on the top edge; very good(-) condition.

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        The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1867,. Octavo (215 × 189 mm). Recent half calf, old marbled boards, red morocco label. Double portrait engraved frontispiece, 2 coloured maps, one full-page the other folding, and 23 plates. Some foxing front and back, light toning throughout, occasional spotting, folding map a little weakened on the folds, but overall a very good copy. First edition; the important adjunct to Baker's book on the Albert N'yanza. "His prowess in the field won for him the friendship and admiration of the Hamran Arabs, themselves mighty hunters. He explored other tributaries of the Atbara, including the Bahr-er-Salam and the Angareb, and followed up the course of the Rehad to its confluence with the Blue Nile. Thence he marched to Khartoum, where he arrived on 11 June 1862. The value of the work of exploration during this fourteen months' journey and of the observations proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian tributaries was publicly recognised by Sir Roderick Murchison [q.v.] , president of the Royal Geographical Society. Baker had also during the period gained for himself experience as an explorer, mastered Arabic, and acquired the use of astronomical instruments" (DNB). Czech remarks on Baker's preference for a "four-barrelled muzzle loading 10-bore" as his "regular battery", while describing the present work as "A classic of exploration and big game hunting".

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        Fathers and Sons

      Leypoldt & Holt, 1867-01-01. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, first printing. New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. 248 p + 4 p of ads at rear. Translated by Eugene Schuyler. Green cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on front cover.(Correct first in the English language as well.) Good condition. Clean text and sturdy binding. Binding has been professionally repaired, endpapers replaced, with new head and tail cloth. First 50 pages or so wrinkled, binding slightly canted, bumped corners with exposed tips, bubbling to cloth at rear. Moderate foxing throughout. Small erased pencil mark on catalog facing title page. Quite rare. The first appearance of Turgenev's best-known novel, perhaps the first modern Russian novel. It was largely responsible for popularizing Russia's remarkable contemporary literature abroad.

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        RACCOLTA DI N. 50 VEDUTE ANTICHE E MODERNE DELLA CITTA' DI ROMA E SUE VICINANZE INCISE DA MOREL, ACQUARONI, PARBONI, ED ALTRI CELEBRI BULINI.:

      F. d'Atri,, Roma 1867 - (Codice TU0947) In 8º formato album (28x43,5 cm) 50 vedute incise in rame con didascalie in italiano e francese. Brossura editoriale un po' usata, frontespizio in rame con bella vignetta ripetuto alla copertina. Dimensioni delle incisioni: 23,5x18,5. Lievi gore marginali alle prime tavole, qualche segno del tempo ai grandissimi margini bianchi: minime ingialliture, bordi lievemente usurati, accenni di orecchie. Perfettamente conservate le belle vedute incise. Euro 500 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Les Clavecinistes De 1637 à 1790

      HEUGEL et Cie Éditeurs Paris, Ménestrel, 2bis Rue Vivienne 1867 - Recueil complet de 16 portraits des Illustres Clavecinistes (FRESCOBALDI, HÄNDEL, MOZART, SCHOBERT, CRAMER.) de 1637 à 1790 accompagnés d'un abrégé historique de la musique (détaillant notamment les mouvements) et de 2 frontispices. Illustré par HEUGEL & Cie Editeurs Très bon état du livre, une tache récurrente laissée par l'humidité sur la page, reliure fragile. Format 29 x 44cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Divine Comedy. In Three Volumes: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso

      Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. First Longfellow translation. First Edition thus, First Printing. Volume II and III are in Very Good condition. Volume I is in Fair condition, with a split in the cloth at the rear gutter, leaving the rear hinge very, very fragile and the rear board in danger of becoming detached. All volumes show wear at spine ends, with chipping to top ends, with a chip that appears glued back onto the top of the spine on Volume III. Light scuffing to boards, light edge wear. Bumped corners. Gilt lightly rubbed, but still rather sharp.

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        Omaha Nebraska, 1867, Looking North from Forest Hill

      St. Louis: Gast, Moeller & Co., 1867. THE FIRST CITY VIEW OF OMAHA Hand colored lithograph Sheet size 19" x 31" The site of Omaha first entered the written record in 1804, when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped on the Omaha plateau while exploring the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Some years later, a licensed Indian trading post was established there. The town was formally laid out in 1854 and named for an Indian tribe that had originally occupied the region. . Book.

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        [COLLECTION OF 56 STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS FROM WATKINS' PACIFIC COAST SERIES, PRINCIPALLY DEPICTING SCENES IN YOSEMITE]

      San Francisco. 1867 [copyright date].. 56 stereoscopic albumen prints by Watkins, on original yellow card mounts (3 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches), with his 429 Montgomery Street address. Very good. In a modern half morocco and cloth box. Carleton Watkins was one of the finest 19th-century landscape photographers. The magnificence of the Yosemite Valley was unknown to settlers until 1849 and it remained so until Watkins brought photographic images of its extraordinary beauty to the public. Watkins' vistas of a serene and underpopulated land demonstrated the ideal harmony between man and nature. "The controlled grandeur of his views of the sublime is encoded not only with classical ideals of simplicity, geometry, and measure but also with a perception of the West as the primordial theatre of an authentically American place" - THE WAKING DREAM. These photographs helped clinch the notion that Yosemite was a relic of Eden in North America. Although Watkins is best known for his mammoth plate photographs, his work was also published as stereoscopic views. In July of 1861, Watkins first traveled to Yosemite equipped with a stereoscopic camera, taking 100 stereoscopic negatives. He returned to Yosemite between 1865 and 1866 which yielded an additional 300 stereoscopic negatives. The present collection includes fifty images of Yosemite (eleven from the first series taken in 1861, and thirty-nine from the second series taken between 1865 and 1866), as well as five images in San Francisco (including three Cliff House views; a July 4, 1864 image of Montgomery Street; and a view from Telegraph Hill), and an additional image of the entrance to the New Almaden, California mine. The collection is from an unusually early period, with the images on Watkins' yellow card mounts with his Montgomery Street address (images printed subsequently would be on orange cards and a different address post-1871). The stereoviews present here were printed between 1867 and 1868, with many including notice of his Paris International Exposition medal on verso. Photographic historian Peter Palmquist has noted: "As a landscape photographer Watkins is best remembered for his pictures of Yosemite. Not only did he achieve many of his artistic successes there, but Yosemite also became more widely known and appreciated because of his eloquence and vision." THE WAKING DREAM, GILMAN PAPER COMPANY COLLECTION, p.124. Peter Palmquist, CARLETON E. WATKINS, PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE AMERICAN WEST (Albuquerque, 1983).

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        GOOD COOKERY ILLUSTRATED

      Published by Richard Bentley, 1867. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. And Recipes Communicated by the Welsh Hermit of the Cell of St. Gover With Various Remarks on Many Things Past and Present. vi + 482 pages. B/w frontis plus 11 b/w plates. Rebound in modern brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Plate I is stained and some light staining to some other plates. Otherwise contents are very good indeed. [S]

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        Epistle to \"Boz\"

      DICKENS, Charles. An Epistle to \"Boz\". Alias Charles Dickens. By Zedekiah Comitatus, M.P.E.C. Skaggaddahunk: Scantlewood, Timberlake & Co. Printers to the North River Society, 1867.Originally issued in wrappers, now rebound in half black cloth over floral cloth, gilt-stamped on spine. Top edge gilt. Some expected foxing throughout. Near fine. This is a satire on Dickens with a ficitious author and a fictitious place of publishing.HBS 66262.$1,000

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Bell & Daldy,, 1867. 7 volumes, octavo (175 x 112 mm). Contemporary full tan calf, raised bands to spines, brown morocco labels, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, double frames to boards and medallion centrepiece to front board gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. 3 engraved frontispieces, one portrait and 2 folding maps. Bookplate of Christopher Teesdale to front pastedowns. Spine slightly darkened, extremities a bit rubbed, light scuff marks to boards, minor nicks to tops of joints, mild foxing to flyleaves. Otherwise an excellent set. Handsomely bound complete set of Gibbson's most important work, first published between 1776 and 1788.

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        HISTOIRE DES BAROMETRES ET MANOMETRES ANEROIDES - BIOGRAPHIE DE LUCIEN VIDIE, INVENTEUR DU BAROMETRE ET DU MANOMETRE ANEROIDES. Signed copy.

      Paris E. Dentu, 1867.FIRST EDITION 1867, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. French text, 8vo, approximately 255 x 165 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, mounted photograph of Vidie as frontispiece, a few text illustrations, 408 pages plus 1 (Contents table), bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands with gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, silk marker. Very slight rubbing to 3 raised bands, upper corners slightly worn, frontispiece expertly reinserted on a tab, offsetting on title page, occasional slight pale foxing including on title page. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Born in Nantes (France), Lucien Vidie (1805 - 1866) began his career as a lawyer but soon turned to engineering, particularly the design of steam engines. The study of manometers awakened his interest in barometers. In c. 1844, he built and patented an efficient aneroid barometer. The instrument, however, did not meet with immediate success in France so he turned to the English market, where he was more fortunate. Auguste Laurant the author has inscribed the half - title: "Offert a M. Emil Gautier. Aug. Laurant 17 D. 67". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Eigentlicher Entwurff eines weißgelblichten und kalchichten Steins, welcher bey einem steurischen Emigranten, Herrn H.A.P.F.z.N. . . . im Monat Martio ao. 1654. dessen eusserliche und innerliche gestalt allhier vor augen gestellet wird.[Nuremberg], Georg Walch, [1654/55]. Folio (20.5×16 cm). Engraved flier reporting the surgical removal of a growth from a nobleman's elbow, with 2 illustrations (each about 2.5×6 cm), of the exterior and the interior of the growth after removal, engraved by Georg Walch. Mounted on an 18th-century (?) piece of paper.

      Drugulin, Historischer Bilderatlas, II (1867), 2399; C.G. Müller, Verzeichnis von Nünbergischen topographisch-hitorischen Kupferstichen und Holzschnitten (1791), p. 205. An rare engraved print (an illustrated flier or Flugschrift) reporting the surgical removal of a large calciferous growth from the elbow of Hans Adam Praunfalcken (1604-1655), Freyherrn zu Neuhaus. The illustrations of the removed growth's exterior and interior are apparently original size and have bars indicating the three dimensions (4.8×2.2×1.6 cm): it weighed, together with some smaller pieces, 1.5 Lot (more than 26 grams). Besides the title and the captions for the two illustrations, the flier includes a two-line Latin epithet and a 4-line German verse. With a violet ink stamp in the foot margin and on the back of the backing paper ("Sammlung Hans Hopf"). With the margins trimmed approximately to the plate edge without affecting the texts or images. There is a faint stain along the let edge, but the flier is otherwise in very good condition.

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        Sinaï en Golgotha. Reis in het Oosten. Naar den achsten druk uit het Hoogduitsch bewerkt door J.J.L. ten Kate.

      Arnhem, J. Voltelen, (1867).8vo. Original decorated cloth gilt. With tinted lithographed title-page, lithographed map and plan by Emrik & Binger and 10 chromo-lithographed plates (including frontispiece). 466 pp. * First published in Berlin in 1847 Sinaï und Golgotha, Reise in das Morgenland. - 'A theology student from the Universiy of Berlin, Strauss, traveling from Alexandria to Aswan and the Suez and Sinai areas, saw the usual sights, gives a number of Biblical quotations and an account of Islam and the Copts. A good description of Thebes and Luxor' (Kalfatovic, Niles notes of a howadji, 0403). Athens, Corinth, Syra, Alexandria, Cairo, Thebes, Nubia, Assuan, Suez, Sinai, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jordan and the Dead Sea, Jaffa, Lebanon, Damascus, Beirut, Smyrna and Constantinople were visited. - With fine coloured plates.Gay 3671; Tobler 1845; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.262; Rohricht p.420; Weber 566; Not in Tiele, Blackmer or Atabey collection.

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        Lectiones elementares astronomiae, geometriae, et physicae, ex editione Parisina anni 1755 in Latinum traductae a C.S(chefer) e S.J. Including: Appendix, complectens Praecipuas Mutationes, quas Auctor in Ultima Editione Parisina anno 1761 fecit, et in Latinum convertit C.S(chefer) e S.J.Vienna, Prague, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1757-1762. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With woodcut vignette on 2 title-pages, 10 folding engraved plates in text. Contemporary vellum.

      Honeyman 1867; Houzeau-Lancaster 9254; Poggendorff I, 1337; not in De Backer & Sommervogel; for Lacaille: DSB I, pp. 542-545. First Latin edition of a popular school book on astronomy, geometry and natural science, translated from the second French edition published at Paris in 1755, together with an Appendix, containing a Latin translation of the corrections and additions of the latest Paris edition of 1761. Nicolas Louis de La Caille (1713-1762), was a famous French astronomer and mathematician, professor at the College Mazarin. The present work, first published at Paris in 1741, contains his lectures to pupils at the College, used in Schefer's Latin translation by the Latin Schools in Vienna and Prague. It covers applied mathematics, cosmography, map making, horology, perspective, surveying, etc. With 10 folding engraved plates with arithmetical exercises and tables in text and geometrical and perspectival figures and illustrations.With old owner's inscription on first endpaper; spine chipped at the upper corner. Very good large-paper copy.

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        ALBUM- LYRIQUE; Biographique illustre de cinquante compositeurs et musiciens.

      Paris, (ca 1867). Hardcover. See above. 39pp. Original leather binding sl. soiled & water-stained at edges (front & back). Interior very good. 50 mounted original photos (cdv's) of Verdi, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Gounod, Halevy, Adelina Patti, et. al. Plus printed portraits of Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Weber, et. al. THE ORIGINAL PHOTOS ARE BY PIERRE PETIT & TRINQUART & IN SPECTACULAR CONDITION!

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        The Adventures of a Griffin on a Voyage of Discovery. Written by Himself

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1867. Octavo, wood-engraved illustrations including frontispiece;original dark brown gilt-decorated cloth a little worn, gilt edges, becoming a little shaken in the binding with one gathering sprung. Scarce and attractive children's book, based on the experiences of Harden S. Melville on the Fly, with frontispiece and 29 other illustrations by Melville (the "Griffin") from his original sketches. Melville sailed with Francis Blackwood on the Fly in 1841 as artist for a voyage commissioned to make a detailed and scientific survey of northeast Australia, concentrating on the Great Barrier Reef. This book gives a lively account of the voyage of the Fly in Australian and Australasian waters, although the boat is here disguised as the Bluebottle. The thirty illustrations by Melville, range from a self-portrait of the young artist learning to draw (replete with portfolio under one arm, initialled "H.S.M"), through to depictions of life on the Australian coast: dancing a corroboree, throwing a boomerang, turning turtle at Bunkers Islands, or riding over Razorback, southwest of Sydney. The titlepage vignette, reproduced in gilt on the front board, shows Melville patiently sketching while being attacked by swarms of insects. Melville had earlier published the more sombre Sketches in Australia in 1849; both works are now difficult to find.

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        Palais, châteaux, hôtels et maisons de France du XVe au XVIIIe siècle. (4 Bde. mit 295 gestochenen Taf., cplt.).

      Paris, Morel, 1867 (Bd. 1, 2 und 3 mit Schildern der Buchhandlung Max Mohr, Berlin, auf Titelbl.) - 2° (39 x 28 cm), Bd. 1: 56 S. Text m. Textabb. u. 84 gestochene Taf. (davon eine in Chromolithogr. u. eine doppelblattgross); Bd. 2: 114 S. Text m. Textabb. u. 64 gestochene Taf. (davon eine doppelblattgross); Bd. 3: 90 S. m. Textabb. u. 73 gestochene Taf. (davon eine in Chromolithogr.) (das Tafelverzeichnis nummeriert falsch mit 24 Taf.); Bd. 4: 114 S. m. Textabb. u. 74 gestochene Taf. (davon eine in Chromolithogr. und eine doppelblattgross), Brosch. Textteile u. lose Taf. in (Orig.-)HLwd.-Mappen, Bibliotheksex.: priv. Rückenschildchen, Schildchen a. Innendeckel, Stempel a. Vorderdeckeln der Textteile, jede Taf. mit kleinem Stempel am Steg; Rücken etw. unsauber u. an den Kanten berieben , Kapitale tlw. lädiert, Deckel tlw. kratzspurig; Tafeln öfter etw. staubrandig und fingerfleckig, tlw. und randrissig; allg. gutes Ex. Jeweils EA. 11000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Garfield?s copy of John Stuart Mill?s ?The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte?

      ?The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte? by John Stuart Mill, 182pp, 5? x 7.75?. Boston: William V. Spencer, 1867. Second Edition. Dark brown cloth boards, brown endpapers. Titled in gilt on spine. Publisher?s logo on gilt on cover. Partial separation at front hinge, minor flaws. Very good condition.Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.5? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / No. __ ,? location penned in ink ?Case 1 ?" Shelf D.?The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books and pamphlets. Some twenty ye

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        Manual do Ministerio Publico: Repertorio Alphabetico da Legislacao.

      1867 - Rare Portuguese Treatise on Administrative Law Navarro de Paiva, Jose Cunha. Manual do Ministerio Publico: Repertorio Alphabetico da Legislacao Diplomas do Governo, Circulares de Execucao Permanente dos Procuradores Regios das Relacoes de Lisboa, Porto e Acores, Officios do Procurador Geral da Coroa, Jurisprudencia e Doutrina Relativas a Assumptos do Ministerio Publico. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade, 1867. xii, [2], 400, [1] pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf, lettering pieces and gilt fillets, lettering piece and ornaments to spine. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, boards slightly bowed, front joint just starting at head. Light toning to text, foxing to title page, minor worming to upper corner of preliminaries and a few following leaves, internally clean. * Second edition. This well-regarded manual of administrative law and procedure reached a third edition in 1901. No copies located on OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Petrefaktenkunde.,

      Tübingen, Laupp, 1867 - Mit 86 lithographischen Tafeln und je einem unpaginierten Blatt Tafelerklärungen; Mit 185 Textholzschnitten, VIII, 982 Seiten. Nissen ZBI 3262; Zittel S. 779. - Zweite Auflage dieses klassischen Handbuchs. Gegenüber der Erstauflage um nahezu 200 Seiten und 24 Tafeln vermehrt. Friedrich August Quenstedt (1809 - 1899) war ein deutscher Paläontologe, Geologe und Mineraloge. "F. A. Quenstedts Petrefaktenkunde zeichnet sich durch eine Fülle neuer und feiner Beobachtungen, sowie durch einen Atlas mit vortrefflichen, größtentheils neuen Abbildungen aus und hat in drei Auflagen bis 1885 mehrere Generationen in das Studium der Versteinerungen eingeführt" (Zittel). - Marmorpapierbezug beider Bände erneuert, beide Bände mit kleinem Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel und hs. Namen auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz, vereinzelte Tafeln im Randbereich leicht braunfleckig, Vortitel, Titel u. Vorwort des Textbandes etwas stärker braunfleckig. Im Tafelband wurden die Tafeln 52 u. 53 versehentlich zwischen Taf. 56 u. 57 eingebunden. Insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes und absolut vollständiges Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8° (23 x 16 cm), marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel. Zweite (2.) umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Text- und Tafelband in zwei Bänden.

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        El Archiduque Maximiliano de Austria en Mejico.Historia de los acontecimientos ocurridos en el territorio de Mejico,desde que los españoles desembarcaron en Veracruz formando alianza con los franceses e ingleses,hasta la muerte del infortunado

      Librería San Martín / Plus Ultra, Madrid / Barcelona 1867 - holandesa bien conservada con nervios láminas grabadas y desplegable. . 791 págs.

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        Hog Hunting in the East

      London Tinsley Brothers 1867. G : in Good condition. Rebacked. Cover marked and rubbed with corner wear. Light browning to eps. Neat signature of a previous owner on title page. Contents G+ First Edition Red hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xviii, 466pp. Plates and illustrations.

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        Woge und Möwen.

      . Linolschnitt in Grün, Violett und Gelb, auf dünnem Japan, signiert und als "selbstgedruckt" bezeichnet, numeriert oder datiert "25.". 14,8:28,2 cm. Der Rand unten ungleich beschnitten.. Die Berliner Malerin, Lithographin, Holz- und Linolschneiderin Margarete Gerhardt erhielt eine Ausbildung an der Zeichen- und Malschule des Vereins der Künstlerinnen Berlin bei W. Müller-Schönfeld (1867-1944) und D. Hitz (1856-1924). Studienreisen führten sie nach Italien und Paris, ebenso reiste sie in die Schweizer Alpen. Im Zentrum ihres Schaffens stehen Landschaften und Bildnisse.

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        BEAN'S HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. CONTAINING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY, WITH SKETCHES OF THE VARIOUS TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS.

      Nevada, Ca.: Printed at the Daily Gazette Book and Job Office, 1867. - vi,[6],424pp. With the advertisement leaf, not found in all copies, inserted between pp.184 and 185. This copy does not have the small ad after p. vi, which, according to Quebedeaux, does not appear in all copies. Contemporary printed paper boards, calf backstrip, spine gilt. Rebacked, with most of the original backstrip laid down. Boards rubbed and soiled, worn at the corners and edges. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of William Montgomery; printed label on rear pastedown, "John Howell / Importer/ San Francisco", and also pencil notes in the hand of Warren Howell. Quite clean and neat internally. A very good copy. The first Nevada County directory, the first history of the county as a whole, and the first book printed in Nevada County. Bean's history and directory is quite scarce, and contains a great wealth of early material on this vitally important mining region. Bean, who was Nevada County assessor and editor of the DAILY GAZETTE, provides a complete history of the county, along with sketches of the various towns and mining camps, names and occupations of residents, and statistics on mining and other resources. A substantial essay is given over to mining gold from quartz deposits, which, as the author notes, has been the subject of numerous false starts. Besides the general history of Nevada County, there are also descriptions and directories of Nevada City, Grass Valley, Meadow Lake, Bridgeport, Rough and Ready, Little York, Washington, Bloomfield, and Eureka, as well as descriptions of the mines of Nevada City and Grass Valley and a number of advertisements for local businesses. "[Bean's] history and directory is, by far, the best- known of all California directories. One of the great 'standard' county histories, it is, in the minds of many collectors, dealers, historians and libraries, one of the most valuable - content wise - of all directories published in the United States. Though very scarce, it is also perhaps the most obtainable of California directories, probably because its worth was recognized from the beginning, resulting in the fact that copies were preserved in quantities greater than those of other directories" - Quebedeaux. "Notable compendium of early source material" - Wheat. QUEBEDEAUX 36. COWAN, p.170. HOWES B278 "b". ROCQ 5956. WHEAT, GOLD RUSH 13. STREETER SALE 2913. GRAFF 219. HOWELL 50:420. NORRIS CATALOGUE 2833. PLATH SALE 130.

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        Descriptive Astronomy

      Oxford University Press, 1867. Large thick octavo; with a total of 37 plates (some hand-coloured) and numerous diagrams throughout, a fine copy in contemporary polished calf (upper joint a little worn), spine ruled in gilt with morocco label. An attractive treatise on astronomy from the library of the Hobart Town watchmaker Francis Abbott 'one of the leading astronomers in Australia' (DNB). Abbott was sentenced two seven years transportation for fencing two watches and arrived in Van Diemen's Land in June 1845. He spent one year in a chain gang and another three as an assigned servant before obtaining a ticket-of-leave in early 1849. By all accounts an intelligent and energetic fellow, Abbott soon established a business in central Hobart selling and repairing watches, and was joined by his wife and family in 1850. Widely respected as a watchmaker, Abbot soon gained a reputation as an astronomer and meteorologist. This copy of Chamber's Descriptive Astronomy bears the bookplate reading 'Francis Abbott, Private Observatory, Hobart Town.' Indeed, his collection of books and scientific instruments was unparalleled in the colony at this time. Although an amateur, his skill was widely respected and Abbott was awarded membership to the Royal Astronomical Society of London while his climatic observations were utilised by the United States Meteorological Department in their standardised world charts. Between 1878-1880 Abbott published four books on astronomy in Hobart Town.

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        Framed Document Signed as ad interim Secretary of War

      Washington 1867 - At the time that this document was signed, President Andrew Johnson was undergoing Impeachment proceedings. A week earlier he compounded his problems by firing Secretary of War Stanton and convincing Grant to fill the Cabinet position. Two months later both houses of Congress determined that it was illegal to fire Stanton and that he should be reinstated immediately. Grant, rather than to get caught up with the political controversy, walked away from President Johnson - both men refusing to speak to one another for the rest of their lives. 1 page on "War Department" letterhead, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, Washington, November 6, 1867 -- an uncommon partly printed document signed "U.S. Grant" as ad interim Secretary of War, a post he held for only eight weeks, informing Thomas J. Greggs: "You are hereby notified that the President of the United States has appointed you, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, a Captain by Brevet. Should the Senate at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly." Beautifully framed to 15.5 x 17.5 inches with a 4.5 x 3.75-inch copperplate portrait, along with a tan matte and black-and-gold frame. The letter has horizontal folds and a small smudge in the left margin; overall a magnificent item in near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Routledge's Popular Natural History

      London: Routledge, 1867. Small thick quarto, engravings; original green cloth, aeg, very good. With a gilt vignette of a kangaroo, and numerous Australian species.

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