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        Ueber die Fläche vom kleinsten Inhalt bei gegebener Begrenzung. Bearbeitet von K. Hattendorff.

      Göttingen: Dieterich, 1867. First edition, the very rare offprint issue, of Riemann's important paper on minimal surfaces (i.e. surfaces of least area for a given boundary). "What his work lacks in quantity is more than compensated for by its superb quality. One of the most profound and imaginative mathematicians of all time ..." (DSB). The research first published in this paper was carried out in 1860-61; this delay in publication cost Riemann the credit for several fundamental discoveries contained in the present work. Most importantly, Riemann was the first to understand the intimate relationship between minimal surfaces and complex analytic functions, later credited to Karl Weierstrass (1815-97). Indeed, the present paper is a natural outgrowth of Riemann's landmark doctoral dissertation on complex function theory (1851). Riemann also anticipated Hermann Amandus Schwarz (1843-1921) in the construction of a new family of minimal surfaces which provided the first solution to a non-trivial case of Plateau's problem, the problem of finding a minimal surface having a given curve as its boundary (this problem was not solved in full generality until 1930). "The problem involves geometry and physics, and its treatment uses real and complex analysis. In other words, problem and treatment involve almost all of Riemann's work areas" (Laugwitz, p. 142). ABPC/RBH list only a single copy. The French mathematician Ossian Bonnet showed in 1860 a close connection between minimal surfaces and conformal mappings (transformations of one surface to another that preserve angles). Such mappings had been a major theme in Riemann's great work of 1851 on complex function theory (Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse), "but neither [Bonnet] nor Minding before him took the step of thinking in terms of complex analytic maps, which suggests that even in 1860 such a connection might not have been generally appreciated. Instead, the first to put the picture together were the two leading complex analysts of the day, Riemann and Weierstrass. They worked independently. Riemann's account was entrusted by him to [Karl] Hattendorff for editing in April 1866, but apparently dates from 1860 to 1861. The original manuscript consists entirely of formulae, and Hattendorff supplied a text; the result was published in 1867 as [the present work]. Weierstrass's account was first given in a lecture at the Berlin Academy in 1866" (Bottazzini & Gray, p. 540). Shortly after handing his manuscript to Hattendorff, Riemann fled Göttingen when the armies of Hanover and Prussia clashed there at the start of the Austro-Prussian War. He was in any case probably too ill to work on the manuscript himself, having contracted tuberculosis in 1862. He died in Italy on 20 July, 1866. "The much harder problem is to find a minimal surface that spans a given contour; this problem is called the Plateau problem after the blind Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau who, in the 1840s and 1850s had drawn attention to the fact that a soap film spanning a wire frame will take up the shape of a minimal surface. The contours can have quite arbitrary shapes. The disparity between mathematicians' ability to solve the Plateau problem and the behaviour of soap films was a potent challenge, but even Riemann found the task of finding the right surface for a given boundary curve daunting. He was able to give explicit solutions only for simple boundaries: two skew lines in space (when the surface is a piece of a helicoid); two intersecting lines and a third lying in a plane parallel to the first two, three skew lines (which led to a generalization of the Riemann P-function); the space quadrilateral (later studied by Schwarz), and two circles in two parallel planes" (ibid., p. 542). The most interesting case, that of a space quadrilateral, and with it the first non-trivial solution of Plateau's problem, is usually credited to Schwarz (see, for example, Rassias, p. 153). Schwarz's work was carried out in 1867, and won him a prize of the Berlin Academy, but his work was not published until four years later (Bestimmung einer speziellen Minimalfläche, Berlin: Dümmler, 1871), so in this case Riemann's work was not only carried out earlier, but also published first. In section 12 of the present paper, Riemann also anticipated Schwarz in the discovery of the 'reflection principle' for analytic functions, later also named for Schwarz. This principle allows one to extend a complex analytic function initially defined on one side of a curve, and with real values along the curve, to an analytic function everywhere. "Riemann was interested in calculating a certain expression he denoted du/dt. He commented: 'In order to form the expression for du/dt, we must observe that dt is always real along the boundary, and du is either real or purely imaginary. Hence (du/dt)2 is real when t is real. This function can be continuously extended across the line of real values of t by the condition that, for conjugate values of the variable, the function will have conjugate values. Then (du/dt)2 is determined for the whole t-plane and turns out to be single-valued'" (Bottazzini & Gray, p. 542). The theory of minimal surfaces underwent at least two revivals in the twentieth century. The first major milestone was the complete solution of the Plateau problem by Jesse Douglas and Tibor Radó. The subject revived again in the 1980s when Celso Costa disproved the conjecture that the plane, catenoid and helicoid are the only 'complete embedded minimal surfaces of finite topology'. Costa's work demonstrated the importance of computer graphics to visualize minimal surfaces and to suggest the existence of new ones. In the present century minimal surfaces are studied in higher dimensions, and have become relevant to mathematical physics (e.g. the positive mass conjecture, the Penrose conjecture) and three-manifold geometry (e.g. the Smith conjecture, the Poincare conjecture, and the Thurston geometrization conjecture). Bottazzini & Gray, Hidden Harmony - Geometric Fantasies. The Rise of Complex Function Theory, 2013. Laugwitz, Bernhard Riemann 1826-1866, 1999; Rassias (ed.), The Problem of Plateau: A Tribute to Jesse Douglas and Tibor Radó, 1992. Offprint from Abhandlung der königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 13 (1867). 4to (260 x 210 mm), pp. 52. Stitched, with green paper spine strip (as issued). One gathering has become loose. Light vertical fold.

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        The Law and Practice of Joint-Stock and Other Public Companies: Including the Statutes, with Notes, and The Forms Require in Making, Administering, and Winding Up a Company. Second Edition

      Stevens & Sons, H. Sweet, and W. Maxwell [etc.]. A rare edition of the work by Thring, writing upon the seminal Companies Act of 1862 which he himself had drafted, appearing the year before he became the first Parliamentary Counsel, in recognition of his superior talents as a great draftsman. Modern light grey boards, black lettered, light browning, else well preserved; no location given in OCLC with this collation of 673 pages, one in COPAC. Stevens & Sons, H. Sweet, and W. Maxwell [etc.], London, 1867.

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        The DEAD LETTER [as Serialized in] BEADLE'S MONTHLY, A Magazine of To-Day. Vol. I - III.

      1st Beadle publication (Hubin I, p. 672 [showing an 1866 publication date]; Johannsen BEADLE I, pp 150 & 421 & II, pp 279 - 280; Wright II, 2584 [showing an 1867 publication date]). Not in Baird & Greenwood. New York: Beadle and Company, 1866 - 1867. 3 volumes (576; 560; 576 pp). Victor's work illustrated with 22 cuts. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-5/8" A square & tight VG set, showing just minor wear.

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        Commentaries on American Law. Eleventh Edition, Edited by George F. Comstock. Four Volumes

      Little, Brown, and Company. Later edition of a pre-eminent work of American law, praised by Story and, in Lawrence Friedman's words, "immediately [becoming] the standard general treatise on law in the United States", devolving on Kent the sobriquet of "The American Blackstone". Original sheep, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt, a bit worn and a little foxing and staining, but in general a well-preserved, attractive set. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1867.

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere Edited by Charles Knight.

      Large 8vo., 8 vols.; bound for G & T Coward booksellers and publishers in Carlisle with their ticket, in contemporary half dark green morocco with gilt rules over pebble-grain cloth, spine with raised bands with gilt rules, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated with hundreds of wood-engravings. A little occasional foxing, quite heavy to some free endpapers, otherwise a very good set. Second revised "Pictorial Edition". Includes introductory notices, variorum readings and a glossary. One volume is devoted to "Doubtful Plays" and another to Knight's "William Shakspere: A Biography". Knight's biography uses sheets from the 1865, third revised and augmented edition.

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        The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1867: Containing the Name and Post Office Address of Each Merchant, Manufacturer and Professional residing in the States of California, Oregon, and Nevada; the territories of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah...

      San Francisco. Henry G. Langley. 1867. First Year of Publicati. First Edition. Black and white in-text illustrations, cxcii 195pp, general index, index to display advertising, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, printed paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered leather spine. Spine has been taped (thoroughly!) with a transparent tape, the text block is cracked in a couple of places but is holding together, one page is loose. Interior clean. Title continues: and the Colony of British Columbia. Also, a Gazetteer of the Counties, Cities and Towns, and An Exhibit of the Resources of the Pacific Coast." A fascinating historical source of the burgeoning West, not restricted to business activity. Extensive sections of display advertising at the beginning and end of the volume.

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        Fathers and Sons...

      New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Turgenev's masterpiece, one of the most celebrated and influential Russian novels of the nineteenth century. "Turgenev's greatest novel, Fathers and Sons (1862)... succeeded in illustrating, with remarkable balance and profundity, the issues that divided the generations. The hero, Bazarov, is the most powerful of Turgenev's creations. A nihilist, denying all laws save those of the natural sciences, uncouth and forthright in his opinions, he is nonetheless susceptible to love and by that token doomed to unhappiness. In sociopolitical terms he represents the victory of the nongentry revolutionary intelligentsia over the gentry intelligentsia to which Turgenev belonged. In artistic terms he is a triumphant example of objective portraiture, and in the poignancy of his death he approaches tragic stature. The miracle of the novel as a whole is Turgenev's superb mastery of his theme, despite his personal hostility toward Bazarov's antiaestheticism, and his success in endowing all the characters with a quality of spontaneous life" (Britannica).Translated by Eugene Schuyler. New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. 12mo, original gilt-stamped cloth. Discreet contemporary (dated 1867) owner signature and a later bookplate on front pastedown. Very slight wear to cloth, small ink stain to bottom of text block with slight bleed onto a few leaves. An exceptionally nice copy, very rare in this condition. Fine....

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        Narrative of the Overland Expedition of the Messrs. Jardine, from Rockhampton to Cape York, Northern Queensland. Compiled from the Journals of the Brothers...

      Brisbane: J.W. Buxton, 1867. Octavo, photographic portrait frontispiece, single lithographic plate and a large folding map at the rear; in original cloth inscribed 'presented by the author January 1870'. Rare narrative of an important inland expedition across far north Queensland and Cape York, with an original mounted sepia frontispiece photograph of the brothers Frank and Alexander Jardine.This is the first edition of the 'official' narrative of the expedition, edited by Frederick Byerley from the journals kept by the Jardine brothers. Their 1864-5 expedition is recognized as one of the most adventurous and successful in the history of inland exploration. The two young brothers brought a large herd of cattle and all their men through to the very tip of Cape York, across land that had been traversed with such tragic results by Edmund Kennedy only fifteen years before. In the process, the brothers entered vast areas of unexplored wilderness and revealed promising stretches of good pasture. The party were in regular conflict with Aborigines, and lost most of their horses after they grazed upon poisonous plants. Surprisingly, Of the original herd of 250 cattle, only some 50 perished.In acknowledgement of their hardship and achievement, the Jardine brothers were admitted as members of the Royal Geographical Society and awarded its prestigious Murchison grant. Frank Jardine remained a pastoralist in north Queensland and later became an active figure in emerging pearling industry. He married Sana Sola, niece of the Samoan king Moliatoa, and died of leprosy in 1919.This rare book records one of the most remarkable personal achievements in Australia's history, the success of which was critical to subsequent settlement in the remote north-east of Australia. This copy includes the lithographic plate of Somerset (Cape York), noted by Wantrup as absent in some copies. Map with closed tear (now expertly repaired), cloth rubbed and a bit worn at extremities; some foxing and toning, a good copy.

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        [HAWAII IN 1850's] Ocherki Perom i Karandashom iz Krugosvetnogo Plavaniya v 1857, 1858, 1859 i 1860 godakh [i.e. Sketches in Pen and Pencil from the Circumnavigation in 1857, 1858, 1859 and 1860]

      St. Petersburg-Moscow: M.O. Wolf, 1867. 2nd corrected ed. [6], 592 pp. 24,5x18 cm. With a lithographed title page and twenty-three tinted lithographed plates (complete). Period style gilt tooled half leather. Half title with a minor repair of blank lower corner, a few minor stains of blank fore edge, otherwise a very good copy. Rare Russian imprint with only seven paper copies found in Worldcat. Early interesting Russian travel account of a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Tahiti, Moorea and other places written by a doctor of naval clipper 'Plastun', which went on a circumnavigation in 1857-1860. Plastun was a part of a group of Russian propeller driven naval ships which were sent to visit the newly acquired Russian territories in the Far East (annexed with the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Aigun in 1858) and to establish Russian presence in Chinese and Japanese ports. On board the 'Plastun' Vysheslavtsev called at Atlantic Islands (Cape Verde, Ascension Island and others), rounded Cape of Good Hope, visited Singapore, Hong Kong, several bays of the new Russian Amur region, Vladivostok and Nikolayevsk; spent almost a year in Japan, and returned to Kronstadt via Hawaii, Tahiti, Strait of Magellan, Buenos Ayres and Rio de Janeiro. Separate chapters of the future book - essays about Cape of Good Hope, Atlantic Ocean, Hong Kong, Edo and others - were printed in the Russky Vestnik magazine in 1858-1860, under the general title Letters from clipper Plastun. In 1862 the complete travel account was published by the Russian Naval Ministry which was in charge of publication of a number of important Russian expedition accounts in the 1800-1840s (voyages by Sarychev, Krusenstern and Lisyansky, Golovnin, Kotsebue, Luetke, Bellingshausen, Wrangel, and others). Vysheslavtsev's book was meant to continue the tradition of publication of Russian expedition accounts, especially because he not only wrote the text of the travel account, but also created a series of vivid sketches depicting landscapes and native people of the exotic destinations. The original sketches were redrawn to be printed as lithographs in the renowned Saint Petersburg lithograph printing house of Paul Petit; the artists in charge were the students of the Imperial Academy of Arts, including young Ivan Shishkin and Vasily Vereshchagin - future famous Russian artists. Our second edition of the book was issued five years later by a major commercial St. Petersburg publisher Mauritius Wolf, this publication included twenty-three lithographed plates (the same amount as in the Russian State Library copy) and is complete, although the title page calls for twenty-seven, like in the first edition. The completeness is confirmed by Forbes 2773. Among the illustrations are views of the Ascension Island, Whampoa, Hakodate, several bays in the Russian Far East, Magellan Strait, embankment in Rio de Janeiro; portraits of the natives from the Cape of Good Hope, Singapore, Gilyaks from the Amur Region, Japanese in Edo and Hakodate, and others. The 'Pacific' plates include views of Oahu Island, Pali (Oahu), two group portraits of Tahitian girls and the «kanakas» (meant as native people of the Pacific islands), Fautaua waterfall (Tahiti), portrait of a New Caledonian on Tahiti, and three different views of the Papetoai Bay (Moorea). Chapter 7 of the account titled «The Pacific» contains a captivating description of the visit to Honolulu: city description, Diamond Hill, local society, funerals of a king's nephew, local police, public prosecution, Waikiki village, Nuuanu Pali lookout, hula hula dance, personality of Kamehameha IV who received the officers of the Russian squadron in his palace; 'Tahitian' part talks about Papeete and environs, history of discovery and colonisation of the island, king Pomare I, bread fruit trees, Papeuriri, local school, Fautaua waterfall, Moorea, introduction to the queen Pomare IV, and others. «Vysheslavitsev was both observant and adept at recording his impressions.., a second edition was published in 1867; see No. 2773. Both editions are rare» (Forbes 2514). Overall a very interesting early Russian account of South-East Asia and the Pacific Islands including Hawaii.

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES. With Illustrations by Arthur Hughes.

      [8], [1], 2-308, [4 ad's dated December 1866] pages. Engraved frontispiece and 11 other full-page engraved plates. Original decorative cloth, gilt. All edges gilt. Small octavo. First edition, earliest issue. Spine repaired, and binding generally rubbed; some fraying to the fore-edges of the first few leaves; some water-staining to the blank borders of the illustrations; else a good plus copy contained in a quarter morocco gilt folding box. Presentation copy inscribed on half-title by George Macdonald, 'A. Edward Joy with kindest regards from the Author. April 16, 1867.' Shaberman 31.

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

      Lemerre. First edition, one of a few copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies with 5 Chine.With an autograph inscription from Albert Glatigny to Mr. Raynard, actor at the Châtelet theater and husband of the actress to whom is dedicated this book. Rare and slight foxings. Lemerre Paris 1867 13,5x21cm broché

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        Vie et opinions de M. Frédéric-Thomas Graindorge

      Hachette. First edition on current paper only novel Hippolyte Taine published during his lifetime. Binding half chocolate shagreen, spine slightly past five nerves floral motifs golden boards marbled paper, two small rips on the edges, guards and contreplats paper bowl, lightly bumped corners, wrappers preserved and bound in. Rare autograph dedication of the author 'offered by the executor H. Taine' on the first TV coverage. Some small foxing without much seriousness. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Hachette Paris 1867 12,5x20cm relié

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        The Illustrated London News. 1867 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES.

      London. Illustrated London News. 1867. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. 1867 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 660 724pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. L, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, leather spine has deteriorated with pieces missing, front hinges/joints split but still attached and rear boards detached on both volumes. Interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing, missing three leaves (pp 45/46 and 271-274) all croquet related, soft creases to a few pages, a few loose pages. FEATURES: Paris International Exhibition, issues depict the Opening onwards with numerous illustrations (volume two carries on with topic to closing of exhibition). VOLUME L includes SINGLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS: Travelling between Vera Cruz and Mexico City; The Great Fire at Yokohama, Japan, Viewed from the Bluff (with text in upper and lower margins); images from the Atlantic Yacht Race; The Bourse, Paris and The Little Bourse, Paris; The Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia; The Holborn Valley Viaduct; The Oxford Crew and The Cambridge Crew (with article on the University Boat Race between them); The Reporters' Room and The Reporters' Gallery at the House of Commons; two views of Cairo; HALF PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Fire at the Crystal Palace; Halt of British and Japanese Troops on a Field-Day Near Yokohama; Scene from "Antony and Cleopatra" (with Miss Glyn); DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS (tipped in): City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (accompanying article on page 342); Interior of the Proposed Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, Kensington; ARTICLES: Capture of a Slave Ship off Madagascar, Africa: Bechuana Camp on Vaal River. VOLUME LI includes: Extensive coverage of Paris International Exhibition including articles on military, plus articles on telegraphy and artillery (Krupp Gun), manufacture of extensive range of goods from trains to porcelain, issues cover the exhibition through to closing; DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVING (tipped in): Naval review at Spithead; Cape Town...Viewed by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh (top half of both pages only); FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: images from the Paris Exhibition, Visit of the Tycoon of Japan, Steamer Euphrates, Bhootan and Mandalay, Dundee City View, English Railway Surveying Party Cutting a Road from Lake Nicaragua to the Atlantic, Incidents of Hop-Gathering (two pages), Unloading Tea Ships in the East India Docks, Arab Horses, Prize Dogs, Prize Animals at the Smithfield Club Cattle Show, etc.

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        La connaissance générale du mouton, étude de zootechnie pratique sur les races ovines françaises et étrangères, leur reproduction, leur élevage, leur entretien, leurs produits, leurs maladies

      Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie. Originale.binding Edition caramel sheepskin half back with four nerves decorated with gilt fillets and dotted with small traces of friction minor part of title and volume number of red and olive morocco, reinforced corners, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bound volume of époque.Notre text is full of his illustrated atlas 97 planches.Quelques small foxing without gravité.Rare together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie Paris 1867 14,5x23,5cm pour le premier volume & 15,5x23,5cm pour le second 2 volumes reliés

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        L'exposition universelle de 1867 illustrée

      Dentu et Petit. Published in 60 deliveries 16 percent. each richly illustrated with woodcuts. Half black chagrin. Back tooled raised florets 4. Slot in the upper joint of Volume 1, along the first box. 2 corners émoussés.Très rare spots. Nice copy. The World Expo 1867, also known as Universal Exhibition of Art and Industry, is chronologically the seventh World Expo and the second taking place in Paris after the 1855. It was held from April 1 to November 3, 1867 the Champ de Mars in Paris. 41 countries were represented at the exhibition. This exhibition will be mostly a demonstration and exhibition of pomp and power of the Second Empire. Desired by Napoleon III, it shall appoint the head of the exposure of key men in economic and political life. The Champ de Mars was chosen for location. It received 15 million visitors. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Dentu et Petit Paris 1867 2 Vol. in quarto (27x37,5cm) relié

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        Nina Balatka. The story of a maiden of Prague. Two volumes in one. (FIRST EDITION.)

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1879 [1867] Ad. preceding half title. 2 vols in 1 as issued in orig. brick-red publisher's remainder cloth, spine lettered in gilt; at some point expertly recased, spine sl. dulled.Trollope Society Catalogue 28; Sadleir 25. Issued in 1879, utilising the unsold sheets from the original first edition print run. A new titlepage was printed for this secondary publication, and the prelims in vol. II removed. The spine lettering on this copy differs from Sadleir 25, with 'Wm. Blackwood & Sons / Edinburgh & London' at base of spine. Although this edition is in a rather plain remainder binding, the spine bears the initials 'J.L.' within a flourish device, and might possibly be the work of the binder John Leighton.

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        Note sur de nouveaux instruments propres à l'observation de divers organes de l'œil, ainsi qu'à la manifestation des images entoptiques.

      Blois, Imprimerie Lecesne, 1867. ____ Première édition, de la plus grande rareté de cette étude sur les instruments d'optique du grand magicien de Blois : iridoscope, dioscope, pupilloscope, pupillomètre, diopsimètre, optomètre, rétinoscope. Illustré par 3 figures sur bois dans le texte. "Robert Houdin consacra une partie de ses premières activités à l'optique, aux instruments d'optique en commençant par l'anatomie de l'œil. Ses travaux en ophtalmologie ont fait longtemps autorité... Robert Houdin consacra à ces recherches trois brochures à jamais introuvables." (Michel Seldow, Robert Houdin, Vie et secrets, Paris, 1971, pp. 31 et suiv.) *****. In-8. [200 x 126 mm] Collation : 57, (3) pp. Demi-maroquin rouge. (Reliure moderne).

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        ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE. PUBLIC AUCTION Of The BEIDEMAN ESTATE, in the City of San Francisco, by Maurice Dore & Co., Real Estate Auctioneers, Wednesday, July 24th, 1867, Twelve O'Clock, Noon, at Salesroom, 327 Montgomery St. [Wrapper title].

      1st edition (Cowan II, pp. 375-376; Rocq 9192). [San Francisco]: Alta California Printing House. [1867]. 64 pp. Numerous mss corrections to text. Intratextual lot plans, ~ 55, describing, by city blocks, the property of Jacob C. Beideman. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4" Some modest wear & soiling to wrappers, though spine paper mostly perished. A VG copy.

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        [Vues d'Espagne].

      Moscou, Dresde et Berlin, Storch & Kramer, 1867. ____ Album de voyage en Espagne du Prince Alexander Mestchersky d'après le peintre Friedrich Eibner. Il est composé de 35 belles vues pittoresques chromolithographiées et de 3 feuilles de texte annonçant la composition de l'album (l'une en russe, l'autre en français, la dernière en anglais). Dans les années 1860 le peintre allemand Friedrich Eibner accompagna le Prince russe Mestchersky lors d'un voyage en Espagne. De retour en Russie le Tsar, enthousiaste, sélectionna 35 aquarelles parmi les 65 réalisées. Cet album présenté au public révéla le talent du peintre qui connut alors la gloire. Les rois Friedrich Wilhem IV et Louis II de Bavière achetèrent ses oeuvres. Cet ouvrage fut réalisé par l'entreprise Storch & Kramer, l'une des meilleurs dans le domaine de la chromolithographie au milieu du siècle. Elle avait déjà réalisée le superbe album "Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba". Il s'agit du plus rare livre d'un voyageur russe au 19éme siècle. Vue de Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga, Gibraltar, Toledo, Segovia, Burgos, Valladolid, Valencia et Barcelona. Le nombre de planches est semblable à celui de la Real Biblioteca de Madrid (seul exemplaire que nous avons pu localiser). Aucun exemplaire répertorié sur le marché des ventes publiques depuis 35 ans. Ouvrage inconnu de Palau. La galerie d'art Dagmar Fleischmann de Munich a édité un catalogue en 1987. Il réunissait 84 dessins originaux du munichois Friedrich Eibner, 24 concernant l'Album du Prince Mestchersky. Le catalogue précise que "l'existence d'un exemplaire complet de l'album n'a pu jusqu'à aujourd'hui être prouvé".***** Only edition. The rarest book of a Russian traveler in the 19th century. In the 1860s the German painter Friedrich Eibner accompanied the Russian Prince Mestchersky during a trip to Spain. Back in the Russian Tsar enthusiastic, selected 35 watercolors among the 65 performed. It is View of Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, Malaga, Gibraltar, Toledo, Segovia, Burgos, Valladolid, Valencia and Barcelona. The number of plates is similar to the Biblioteca Real Madrid (only copy we could find). No copy listed at auction records since 35 years. The art gallery Dagmar Fleischmann Munich has published a catalog in 1987. It brought together 84 original drawings of Munich Friedrich Eibner, 24 on the Album Prince Mestchersky. The catalog states that "the existence of a complete copy of the album could not be proven until now." In-plano. [698 x 615 mm] Collation : 35 planches en chromolithographie et 3 planches de texte. Demi-veau rouge, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        On the Dynamical Theory of Gases.

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1867. First edition, in original wrappers, of one of Maxwell's seminal papers: the most developed and complete exploration of his theory of gases. "Ever since his brilliant but flawed paper of 1860 on gas theory, James had been mulling over new ideas on the topic. In 1866 he brought them to fruition in a paper, On the Dynamical Theory of Gases. His earlier paper had given the world its first statistical law of physics--the Maxwell distribution of molecular velocities--and had predicted that the viscosity of a gas was independent of its pressure," but significant problems remained. Although Maxwell's earlier theory of gases predicted that the viscosity of a gas varied with the square root of absolute temperature, his own experimental evidence contradicted his theory. "The fault seemed to lie in James' original assumption that when molecules collided they behaved like billiard balls, in other words that they were perfectly elastic spheres. He now tried the alternative assumption that they did not actually come into contact at all but repelled one another with a force that varied inversely with the nth power of the separation distance... Some fiendishly complicated mathematics followed... [but] he found two ways to simplify the calculations. "One was to introduce the notion of relaxation time, the time a system takes to return to a state of equilibrium after being disturbed. This is a concept now routinely used throughout physics and engineering... Like so many of Maxwell's innovations, it has become so familiar that one wonders why nobody had thought of it before." The other simplification concerned varying the value of n until he reached simpler relationships that corresponded to experimental results. "Even with the simplifications, the mathematical obstacles were as formidable as those James had faced when tackling Saturn's rings. He overcame them with such mastery that some scholars consider this the most inspiring of all his works. The young Ludwig Boltzmann, already working on his own first great paper, was entranced." Ultimately, Maxwell "was able to work out formulae not only for viscosity but for diffusion, heat conduction and other properties, which agreed with known experimental results. It was a seminal paper. He had not only corrected and extended his earlier work but had greatly strengthened the theory that gases (and, by extension, all forms of matter) were composed of molecules. Most of all, he had set the theory on a firm base, on which he, Boltzmann and others could build." (Basil Mahon, The Man who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell). Large 4to (301 x 230 mm), pp. 49-88 in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 157, part 1, entire issue offered here: uncut and unopned in original light green printed wrappers, light wear to top of psine, otherwise very fine, custom folding case. Rare in this 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. 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. Cloth a little worn, becoming a little shaken in the binding with one gathering sprung.

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        La lumière, ses causes et ses effets.

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1867-68. ____ Première édition. Edmond Becquerel est l'auteur de découvertes importantes qui concernent tout particulièrement la luminescence. L'ouvrage traite aussi d'électricité, de photo-chimie, de photographie et de la vision humaine. Illustré par 76 figures dans le texte et 8 planches hors-texte dont 5 en couleurs. Fer doré sur les plats :"Ecole nationale des Arts & Métiers. Chalons" et étiquette à l'intérieur pour le Premier prix de physique et chimie, obtenu par l'élève Marandon, en 1880. Rousseurs peu importantes. Bel exemplaire. *****. 2 volumes in-8. [235 x 152 mm] Collation : (4), III, (1), 431, (3) pp., 6 pl. h.-t./ (4), 377, (3) pp., 2 pl. h.-t. Demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné, fer doré sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Edouard Manet

      In Revue du XIXème siècle. Rare pre-editions of Emile Zola's famous article and the poem 'The end of the day' by Charles Baudelaire, the last poem published during the lifetime of the author. Other contributions from T. de Banville, A. Houssaye, Count O ... Back cracked with a small tear at the bottom, a small marginal spot on the first board, a few minor foxing. Frontispiece, an engraved portrait bust of A. Karr. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! In Revue du XIXème siècle Paris 1867 16,5x25,5cm broché

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        Dramatic Works of Goethe

      Bell & Daldy, 1867. Leather. Used; Acceptable. Leather; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; half-bound in green leather with marbled boards, endpapers and page edges; very occasional foxing mark; owner inscription dated 1870; some scuffing to board edges; plays are Faust, Iphigenia In Tauris, Torquato Tasso, Egmont and Goetz von Berlichingen. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Original 1867 New York Cabinet Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Original cabinet photograph of the great English writer and social critic, captured during his second tour of the United States in 1867. Photographed by Gurney of New York, Dickens is seen writing at a desk artistically littered with books. On the photographer's mount. Slight water stains to the lower margin and some light foxing; overall in very good condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16.4 cm).

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Together with] Through The Looking Glass

      Macmillan, 1867 A pair of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' novels. The former (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) is an early edition (third published) with 'Ninth Thousand' [1867] to the title page. Rebacked with some wear and rubbing to the edges. Tissue guard still present. Some markings to the boards. With a first edition, first issue [1872] of 'Through The Looking Glass' in good condition. Some wear and rubbing to the boards and edges. A couple of stains to the boards. With 'wade' for 'wade' in the mirror writing on page 21. A rare pair of books.[removed][removed]

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        L Amérique centrale et meridionale

      Ancienne Maison Morizot, Paris 1867 - Legatura editoriale in piena tela con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Cornici a secco ai piatti. Tagli oro. Lievi fioriture altrimenti ottimo esemplare. 8vo (cm. 26), XXXVI-441 pp. con 20 tavv. f.t. (di cui a 2 colori). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INJUSTICE OF POLL TAXES [caption title]

      [Atlanta, 1867. Broadside, 16 x 10 inches. Previously folded. Two small marginal chips. Faint scattered foxing. Very good. An eloquent appeal by a Southern champion of Reconstruction, Henry Pattillo Farrow, made on behalf of the poor of all races in George, at a critical moment in the history of Reconstruction and the future of voting rights in the state, while the Reconstruction Constitutional Convention was meeting. Georgia led the way in making the poll tax a bulwark against fundamental change in race relations in the South. Despite the opposition presented in this broadside, the poll tax was retained in the final draft of the Georgia Reconstruction constitution adopted in 1868, and reproduced in the 1877 revision. Farrow was a Georgia state Attorney General and a federal District Attorney who strove to ensure the state's compliance with the Sherman Reconstruction Bill. In part, his statement on the poll tax reads: "There is, in the humble judgment of the writer, no species of taxation ever assessed by any government more violative of the principles of the science of political economy and of common sense than taxation of that kind. A poll, or per capita tax, is not upon property; is not upon a profession, a trade, or a business; but it is a tax on man's inalienable rights - "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." All who are in the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights ought aid in supporting the Government which protects those rights. There is no disputing that self-evident, axiomatic proposion [sic]. Yet, can a man be so poor, so destitute, as to live without yielding some return in the way of tax to the Government which protects him? Can you point to a single citizen of Georgia, white or black, who pays no tax? You can not do it." A fine example of early and ultimately unsuccessful resistance to the institution of poll taxes in the South, and extremely scarce, with only six institutional copies recorded in OCLC, at Yale, Duke, Williams, University of West Georgia, University of Michigan, and the American Antiquarian Society.

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        Introductorium in astronomiam Albumasaris abalachi octo continens libros partiales. (Colophon: Venice, Giacomo Penzio for Melchiorre Sessa, 5 September 1506). 4to (21×15 cm). With woodcut illustration on title-page, Sessa's woodcut crowned cat and mouse device below colophon, 8 woodcut planet and 12 woodcut zodiac figures in the text (plus 21 repeats), a woodcut astrological diagram, another diagram made of rules and letterpress text), numerous woodcut decorated initials (3 series). Set in 3 sizes of rotunda gothic type, that of the main text with planet symbols. Mid-19th-century sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Adams A567; Cat. de la Bibl. de . N. Yemeniz, Paris, 1867, lot 969 (this copy); Isaac 12913; Gaselee, Early printed books in Corpus Christi Cambridge, 166; Edit 16, CNCE 822. An early and attractive edition of a key astrological work. Of all the Arabic writers on astrology, the most imposing is Ja'far ibn Muhammad Abû Ma'shar al-Balkhî (ca. 787-886), known in the West as Albumasar. The present 12th-century Latin translation by John of Seville of his "al-Madkhal al-kabir ilá 'ilm ahkam al-nujum" (Great introduction to the science of astrology) was first published at Augsburg in 1489. Small early ink stamp on title-page, early manuscript index at end, written on endleaves from the first binding; some early marginalia and underlinings in two different early hands. From the library of Nicolas Yemeniz (1783-1871), with pencilled lot number 969, and with the large armorial bookplate of William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-1878). Binding slightly dirty, occasional insignificant mark internally; overall a very good copy.

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        The First Step. A manual for learning the English language]

      Arngold Sankt Peterburg 1867 - Small square 8vo (14.5 × 11.9 cm), pp. 104, [2]; old waterstains in upper gutter and lower corner. Original printed boards; a little marked, lower cover scraped, with loss of a few words. First edition, rare. 'Among British immigrants to Russia the story of James Heard [1798–1875] is one of the most unusual. Aged 18, with minimal knowledge of Russian and few weeks' training as a teacher, he travelled along in 1817 to the Province of Gomel, not knowing quite what he would find there. Within a very few years he had proved himself as a linguist and innovative educator, whose achievements in establishing schools for the poor had become widely known in Russia. 'He settled in St. Petersburg, where he worked tirelessly to promote the method of mutual instruction developed by Andrew Bell and Joseph Lancaster. He wrote the first ever good Russian grammar book for English-speaking learners [A Practical Grammar of the Russian Language, St Petersburg, 1827]. He published an excellent translation of Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield [1846; second ed. 1872] and an English novel [The Life and Times of Nathalia Borissovna, Princess Dolgorukov, London, 1857], as well as numerous handbooks for learners of French, English and Russian' (James Muckle, James Arthur Heard and the Education of the Poor in Russia, 2013). This book offers the beginners a simple guide to pronunciation of English monosyllabic words with their parallel Russian translation. Not found in COPAC or WorldCat. Muckle, p. 165. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Last Chronicle of Barset

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1867 - Two volumes. Illustrated by George H. Thomas. First edition. Publisher's bright blue cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Very good, with some fraying and a few small chips to the spine ends, spines with slight lean and just a touch of toning, corners lightly bumped and lightly worn, some faint rubbing to the otherwise very bright cloth, Vol. I slightly starting inside the rear cover and with an 1867 ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean interiors. A very pleasing set, free of any repairs or restoration. Sadleir 26. The Last Chronicle of Barset is the sixth and final novel in the Chronicles of Barsetshire (1855-1867), a series of novels featuring the clergymen of the fictional English county of Barsetshire that is considered to collectively be Trollope's finest work. Like the first and second novels in the series, The Last Chronicle of Barset looks specifically at the cathedral city of Barchester. Notably, Trollope considered The Last Chronicle of Barset to be his favorite of his works, claiming, "I regard this as the best novel I have written." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reineke Fuchs von Wolfgang von Goethe. Zeichnungen von Wilhelm von Kaulbach gestochen von R. Rahn und A. Schleich.

      Stuttgart, Cotta, 1867. - 257 Seiten, mit einem gestochenem Frontispiz und Titelblatt sowie 35 Stahlstich-Tafeln, einer gestochenen Übersichtstafel am Ende des Buches, sowie 24 Holzstich-Illustrationen im Text. Folio (ca. 37x30 cm). Gold- und blindgeprägter Ganzledereinband der Zeit, Ganzgoldschnitt. Erste Auflage dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - Goedeke IV/3, 307, 23. Vgl. Rümann 1094. Brüggemann II, 1025. Kirmse, Goethes Reineke Fuchs in: Imprimatur NF Bd. XV, S. 43-79 (alle zur Erstausgabe von EA 1846). - In einem prachtvollem, roten Maroquineinband, mit reicher Vorderdeckeldekoration: ornamentale Umrandungen um ein heroisches Mittelbild, einen Schlachtwagen von einem Drachen gezogen zeigend, auf dem ein mit Speer und Helm bewehrter Fuchs in die Schlacht zieht. In den oberen Zierecken eine Eule und eine Fledermaus, die Szenerie beobachtend. Unterhalb des Einbandbildes lassen sich die Wappen Bayerns und der Landeshauptstadt München erkennen. Verso eine ähnlich ornamental goldverzierte Umrandung, innerhalb des Feldes hier ein blindgeprägtes orientalisches Ornamentfeld. Auf dem Rücken das reich goldumrankte Konterfei Reinekes. Die Vorsatzblätter aus dekorativen Blumenmuster-Buntpapier hergestellt. - Mit nur ganz leichten Altersspuren im Rückenfuß gering berieben (ca. 0,5 cm), der Einband vereinzelt etwas gedunkelt und leichter berieben, innen nur sehr marginal randgebräunt. - Ein prachtvoll gestalteter Bucheinband mit den ikonographischen Stichen von Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805-1874) dessen Entwürfe zum Reineke Fuchs als einer der Höhepunkt der Buchillustration gelten und das graphische Hauptwerk des Künstlers darstellt! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil factice de 5 pièces, dont : De la circulation du carbone dans la nature et les intermédiaires de cette circulation. Exposé d'une théorie chimique de la vie de la cellule organisée. Conférence faite à Montpellier

      Paris et Montpellier, Asselin et Seguin, 1867. 1867, 1867, in-8, XII-103 pp, demi-chagrin fauve de l'époque, CONTRE PASTEUR ET AVANT BÜCHNER : UN NOBEL DE CHIMIE OUBLIÉ ? Recueil de pièces rares, comprenant, en tête de volume, le texte révolutionnaire du médecin et chimiste Antoine Béchamp (1816-1908) sur les zymases en ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Chaque texte est enrichi d'un ENVOI de l'auteur à M. L'Hôte. Béchamp commence ses études sur la fermentation en 1854. Contrairement à l'opinion reçue alors, il postule que les fermentations ne sont pas provoquées par l'action directe des ferments vivants, mais par l'intermédiaire de substances chimiques qu'ils sécrètent : afin de démontrer sa théorie, il isole la substance non vivante de levures ayant une activité fermentaire et la nomme la "zymase", ou ferment soluble, et formule ensuite la théorie des "microzymas". La découverte de ces substances douées d'activité fermentaire devait ouvrir de nouveaux champs dans les recherches sur la fermentation, mais surtout, elle plaçait son inventeur en opposition face à Louis Pasteur dans la recherche sur les causes des maladies infectieuses : pour ce dernier, le microbe est la cause de la maladie ; de son côté, Béchamp mettait en avant le terrain. Autrement dit, un élément source peut devenir, selon le contexte, le microorganisme spécifique d'une maladie ; le microbe n'est donc plus la cause mais le témoin, il ne vient pas de l'extérieur mais de l'intérieur, il est une conséquence et non une cause. La découverte des zymases n'apporta pas à Béchamp le renom qu'il aurait mérité : l'hommage en revint à Eduard Büchner pour ses travaux réalisés en 1897, et qui - ironie du sort - furent récompensés par le prix Nobel en 1907. Le nom d'Antoine Béchamp tomba quant à lui dans l'oubli. La postérité ne retint de lui que les controverses amères qui l'opposèrent à Pasteur : "for many years [he] was a thorn in the flesh of Pasteur and made it habit to oppose everything he said, did or wrote" (Bulloch). "It is not surprise... that Béchamp's theory was upheld or attacked by Catholics, evolutionists, and materialists. But being at the center of too many controversial issues is not always the best way to pursue a successful career, especially if one is confined to provincial teaching positions ; and Béchamp ended his life in nearly complete isolation. He died ignore by most and eulogized as a scientific martyr by few" (DSB). La réhabilitation de son héritage est, encore aujourd'hui, lente et incertaine. Les autres pièces qui composent le recueil sont reliées dans l'ordre suivant : - De l'alimentation. Conférence faite à Lyon en mars 1868. (Montpellier, Typographie Boehm, 1868.) 76 pp. Extrait du Montpellier médical. - Recherches sur l'état du soufre dans les eaux minérales sulfurées. Essai sur l'une des causes probables de la formation de ces eaux. (Montpelier, Typographie Boehm, 1869.) 65 pp. Extrait du Montpellier médical (Janvier-Mars 1869). - Analyse des eaux de Vergèze (sources des Bouillens, Dulimbert et Granier). Montpellier, Boehm, 1867. 33 pp. - Analyse des eaux sulfureuses des Fumades. Montpellier, Boehm, 1868. 33 pages. Extrait du Montpellier médical. Antoine Béchamp enseigna à la Faculté des sciences de Strasbourg où il succéda à Louis Pasteur, puis à l'école de pharmacie de la même ville ; à partir de 1856, il devient professeur à Montpellier. Il réalisa des découvertes importantes dans de nombreux domaines, mais sa théorie sur la vie organique et les microzymas demeure l'axe principal de ses recherches. Cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en pied du dos, quelques frottements. Decourt, "Les zymases ou ferments solubles de Béchamp à la lumière des connaissances du XXe siècle". Histoire des sciences médicales 18 (1984) pp. 147-151. DSB XV, p. 11-12. Bulloch, The History of Bacteriology, p. 185 et suiv

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        Collection of three photographs and five broadside playbills

      Comprising: HAMLET: Three black-and-white photographs of Booth in the role of Hamlet (two 4 x 2 3/4 inches, one 5 1/2 x 4 inches on 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch mount, 87 Union Square NY); Playbill, 9 x 4 inches, Boston Theatre, 8 April 1867. Boston: F. A. Searle, 1867. -- RICHARD III. Playbill, 9 x 4 inches, Boston Theatre, 27 April 1867. Boston: F. A. Searle, 1867. -- MACBETH. Playbill, 9 x 4 inches, Booth's Theatre, 5-6 October n.y. (Some losses at edges affecting text.) -- OTHELLO. Playbill, 9 x 4 inches, New York, 8 October, n.y. (Clipped from a newspaper with text on verso, chip at edge with loss of text.) -- KING LEAR. Playbill, 9 x 4 inches, Booth's Theatre, 17-18 October [1881]. (Closely trimmed and with a few abrasions affecting some letters, remnants of previous mounting.) Also advertises upcoming performances of the Merchant of Venice and Richard III. A fine collection of scarce ephemera relating to America's most celebrated Shakespearean actor, and brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. One of three illigitimate sons of the actor John Brutus Booth, Edwin Booth began performing at a young age next to his father. His success was marred by association with his brother, but his career and influence endured until his death in 1893. He ran his own innovative theatre from 1869 to 1874 in New York, succumbing to bankruptcy during the financial panic of the previous year. He afterwards toured the world and regained his fortune. He is best remembered for his record-setting run as Hamlet: to quote William Winter's contemporary review of him in Harper's 1881, it was "the part which has been the chief means of his development, his fortune, his fame, and the genuine, permanent and loving esteem in which he is held by the great body of his countrymen." Booth had first played Hamlet in New York, at Burton's in 1857. Beginning November 16, 1864, and ending March 24, 1865, he played the part at the Winter Garden, for 100 nights, at that time the longest run any Shakespearian play had ever had in America.

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        Programma del corso di diritto criminale dettato nella R. Università di Pisa. Parte generale e parte speciale.

      1867. Lucca, 1867-71, voll. 8, in-8, bella rilegatura in mezza pelle verde, fregi, scritte oro sui dorsi, piatti in carta marmorizzata. Leggere ondulazioni ad alcuni piatti. Comunque bell'esemplare.

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        Enquête agricole. Deuxième série. Enquêtes départementales. 24e circonscription. Basses-Alpes - Var - Alpes-Maritimes

      grand in-4, [4]-564 pages Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1867, , grand in-4, [4]-564 pages, maroquin cerise de l'éditeur, dos à nerfs, chiffre impérial au centre des plats et triple filet d'encadrement, contreplats garnis de maroquin vert et ornés d'une roulette en bordure, gardes de vélin à encadrement de de filets dorés, tranches dorées, L'un des 24 volumes composant la 2e série de cette importante enquête réalisée dans toute la France sur l'état de l'agriculture et de l'industrie, publiée entre 1867 et 1869. La série entière comprend 28 volumes. Excellente source sur le sujet. L'enquête fut menée, dans la 24e circonscription, sous la présidence d'Alexandre Chassaigne-Goyon (1814-1903). Très bel exemplaire de don relié par l'Imprimerie Impériale (signature en pied du dos). Petites taches sur le plat supérieur, coins et coiffes très légèrement usés.

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        Hand Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. Erste Ausgabe 1817 - Jubel Ausgabe 1867.

      1 Bl. Mit gestochenen Titel und 83 dopelblattgroßen, grenzkolorierten bzw. farblithographischen Karten. Halbleder der Zeit, 38,5 x 26 cm. EB stark berieben und an den Kanten bestoßen, Leder beschabt und an den Kapitalen oben und unten je ca. 5 cm beidseitig aufgeplatzt. Unten ca 1 cm fehlend. Titelblatt fleckig. Karten durchgehend unten etwas fingerfleckig und an den Rändern leicht stockfleckig. Die Karten selbst im wensentlichen unbehelligt.

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        Illustrazione delle Terme di Porretta e del suo territorio

      Bologna, Regia Tipografia, 1867, 8vo mezza tela con angoli rinforzati, tassello al dorso, pp. VIII-468 con 12 tav. f.t. e sei foto originali all'albumina applicate su altrettante tavole f.t.

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        Arsenal de la chirurgie contemporaine. Description, mode d'emploi et appréciations des appareils et instruments en usage pour le diagnostic et le traitement des maladies chirurgicales, l'orthopédie, la prothèse, les opérations simples, générales, spéciale

      2 volumes, XXV-[1]-772 + Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1867-1872, in-8, 2 volumes, XXV-[1]-772 + VI-1085-[1] pages, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos orné à 5 nerfs, Unique édition, rare. 1855 figures gravées sur bois dans le texte représentent le nouvel arsenal chirurgical du milieu du XIXe siècle. Cette documentation iconographique indispensable pour l'histoire de la chirurgie est accompagnée d'explications sur l'histoire et l'utilisation des instruments. Le premier volume, rédigé par Gustave Gaujot, professeur à l'Ecole d'application du Val-de-Grâce, est consacré aux appareils (pansements, opérations simples, orthopédie) ; le second, par Eugène Spillmann, lui aussi professeur au Val-de-Grâce, est entièrement dévolu aux instruments (petite chirurgie, opérations générales et spéciales). In fine : une table des auteurs, très utile. Malgré des rousseurs, bon exemplaire, bien relié. Éraflure sur un plat, des coins usés. Étiquette ex-libris moderne.

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        Verordnung vom 10. Mai 1867, betreffend die Einführung der Preußischen Gesetzgebung in Betreff der direkten Steuern in den durch die Gesetze vom 20. September und 24. Dezember 1866 der Preußischen Monarchie einverleibten, ... (weiter s. INFOS)

      (weiter Titel) ..., zum "Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden" vereinigten Landestheilen, sowie in dm vormals Großherzoglich Hessischen Kreise Vöhl mit Einschluß der Enklaven Eimelrod und Höringhausen. Nebst den betreffenden altländischen Gesetzen. (Ende Titel). Einband und Rücken stark berieben der unbeschriftete Rücken trägt oben Spuren einer ehem. Markierung. Deckelinnenseiten mit Kinderkritzelei. Seite 59/60 fehlt Ausreißung, verm. auch mit 92 S. nicht vollständig. ... Ein leider sehr stark ramponiertes Sammlerstück "an Bastler abzugeben". Mitgeliefert wird: eingeklebt im Vorsatz (271) Beilage zum Intelligenzblatt für Nassau. Nr. 27. Wiesbaden den 29. Mai 1867. ... Bekanntmachung der Königlichen Administration für Nassau. gez. von Dienst. vdt. Halbey. Dieses Vorsatzblatt ist ebenfalls stark gebräunt, stark beschädigt aber gut lesbar.

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        Gheel ou une colonie d'aliénés vivant en famille et en liberté. Étude sur le patronage familial appliqué au traitement des maladies mentales

      in-8 de VII, (1), 440 pages Paris, Hachette, 1867, , in-8 de VII, (1), 440 pages et une carte, demi-chagrin sapin de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs, Seconde édition, après une première parue en 1857 chez Claye. Superbe et incisive critique, par un fervent partisan du fouriérisme, de l'enfermement des aliénés. Bon exemplaire

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        Fille Bac, 21 ans, lit n° 23. Rachitique. Bassin de 8 cent[imètres] (après déduction)

      Richebourg, photo[graphie] de la Couronne. Paris, Quai de l'Horloge, 29, 1867, , , tirage albuminé [153 x 235 mm] contrecollé sur carton vert, Description manuscrite à l'encre en pied du carton, date de 1867 et identification de la patiente, "n°11", en tête : "Fille Bac, 21 ans, lit n° 23. Rachitique. Bassin de 8 cent[imètres] (après déduction). Accouchement prématuré artificiel le 24 juillet 1867. Extraction au moyen du forceps ; efforts prolongés à deux. Garçon vivant, portant une dépression du coronal droit. Métrite aigüe à 36 heures de durée. Guérison. " La dénommée Bac, se tient nue, debout, devant l'objectif, les bras le long du corps et le visage au trois quart tourné vers sa gauche. Le regard, un peu égaré, se perd vers un point à droite du photographe. (Épreuve griffé.) Rare cliché médical réalisé par Pierre-Ambroise Richebourg sur carton frappé de son timbre à sec. Ambroise Richebourg (1810-1875) fut formé à l'optique par Vincent Chevalier et à la photographie par Daguerre. Il a participé à l'aventure de la photographie dès ses origines et a touché à presque tous les domaines qui la concernent, faisant parfois figure de précurseur ; c'est notamment lui qui a réalisé les premières photographies microscopiques pour Alfred Donné en 1840. La postérité l'a surtout reconnu comme photographe officiel du Second Empire. Il fut pourtant un véritable "touche-à-tout" qui réalisa aussi bien des nus, des portraits au daguerréotype, des images scientifiques, des portraits d'identité pour passeports, de la photographie judiciaire et, ce dont témoigne ce cliché, de la photographie médicale.

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        Flore cryptogamique des Flandres

      2 tomes en un volume in-4 Gand et Paris, Hoste et J.B. Baillière, 1867, , 2 tomes en un volume in-4, [8]-521-[6]-490 pages, demi-chagrin vert bouteille de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Édition originale, posthume, publiée par le fils de l'auteur, Jean-Jacques Kickx. Jean Kickx (1803-1864) fut, à l'instar de son père dont il portait le nom, professeur de botanique à Bruxelles. Étiquette et cachet annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en pied du dos. Quelques frottement à la reliure. Bon état intérieur, malgré de rares rousseurs. Pritzel, n° 4659.

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        Du cancer de la colonne vertébrale et de ses rapports avec la paraplégie douloureuse

      121-[1] pages, une planche en Paris, Victor Masson, 1867, in-8, 121-[1] pages, une planche en lithographie, demi-percaline verte moderne à la bradel, petit fleuron au dos, pièce de titre en long, Nouvelle édition de la thèse inaugurale du chirurgien Léon Tripier, parue pour la première fois en 1866, effectuée sous la direction de Léopold Ollier. Envoi de l'auteur, "à mon excellent collègue". Léon Tripier (1842-1891) travailla dans le laboratoire de Claude Bernard. Il suivit les cours du professeur Ollier à la Faculté de médecine de de Lyon. En 1877, il est nommé professeur de médecine opératoire de cette même faculté.

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        Spectacular Mary Todd Lincoln signed embossed leather portfolio

      n.p., June 14, 1867. 9.75" x 7.25". "A deep chocolate brown leather correspondence folder signed and inscribed by Mary Todd Lincoln to her Henry Fowler as ""Presented to Henry S. Fowler by his friend / Mrs A. Lincoln/ Chicago / June 14th 1867."" Embossed in a diamond grid with gilt ruling. Ornate polished steel escutcheon with what appears to be Florentine gilt accents. 9.75"" x 7.25"". Interior with damask accordion pockets, and note paper. Gilt tilts to the pockets written in French. Beautiful condition with just a slight bit of rubbing and staining to pocket interior.A very personal artifact of Mary Todd Lincoln, who spoke fluent French, and collected all things French. This piece was gifted shortly after her moving out of The White House when she had relocated to Chicago and there began her effort to settle her husband's estate (she was deeply traumatized by her husband's murder, and did not move out of the White House until May 23, 1865). She had gifted the folder in 1867 to Henry L Fowler who had been a childhood playmate of her son Tad Lincoln. Tad was quite rambunctious as a child in the White House, having been known to play pranks around the Executive Mansion. In the White House Tad sprayed dignitaries with the fire hose, broke mirrors, locked doors, interrupted Cabinet meetings, constructed wagons and sleds out of chairs, set up a food shop in the lobby, rang the call bells, and drilled the servants, as if they were soldiers. Abraham generally laughed at his sons' tricks, and any kind of discipline was generally lacking. By 1868, she wished to further Tad's schooling and education and had moved to Germany to enroll Tad into a boarding school. They remained there for about 3 years, and then in 1871 decided to return to the States. During the ocean voyage home, at the young age of 18, Tad Lincoln fell ill. He never fully recovered from his illness and died several months later most likely of Tuberculosis. This is a part of a group of Mary Todd Lincoln items that descended in the family of a Mrs. Fowler of Chicago, a neighbor and friend of Mary Todd (with Henry being their son). A copy of a partial 20th century inventory and Letter of Provenance accompanies the lot."

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        HONG KONG & CHINA IN 1850S] Iz Krugosvetnogo Plavaniya: Ocherki Morskogo Byta [i.e. From a Voyage Around the World: Sketches of Everyday Life at Sea]

      Typ. of V. Golovin, St. Petersburg 1867 - [2], 381, [1] pp. 14x11,5 cm. Period style quarter leather. Title page with a minor restoration on the lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Very rare Russian imprint with only one paper copy found in Worldcat. This is the first book by a prominent Russian writer Konstantin Staniukovich (1843-1903), well-known for his 'maritime' stories describing life in the Russian Imperial Navy. The book contains nine stories based on his three-year service (1860-63) on several Russian naval ships in South-East Asia, Russian Far East and North Pacific (corvette «Kalevala», transport ship «Yaponets», clipper «Gaidamak», and others). Some stories were first published in the Morskoy Sbornik and other St. Petersburg magazines in 1861-1864; they describe Staniukovich's service on board corvette «Kalevala» in October 1860-August 1861: From Brest to Madeira, Madeira and Cape Verde, Life [on board] in the tropics (including crossing the Equator in the Atlantic Ocean); In the Indian Ocean (from Cape of Good Hope via Sunda Strait to Batavia); In the Chinese Ports (Hong Kong and Canton); In Cochinchina (a month and a half stay in Saigon); Abolishment of Corporal Punishments; Kuzka's love (a short story); Storm (a sketch). Very interesting are the descriptions of «Kalevala's» stay in Hong Kong and Canton, and an extensive essay on Cochinchina (Vietnam) which gives an eye-witness account of the final stage of French conquest of the region in 1862. «The son of an admiral, Staniukovich was born into a family with a long naval tradition. He studied at the Naval Cadet Corps in St. Petersburg from 1857 to 1860. In 1860 he completed the voyage described in his first book of sketches, From a Voyage Around the World (1867). Staniukovich retired from the navy in 1864 with the rank of lieutenant and taught school in a remote village of Vladimir Province in 1865 and 1866. In 1872 he began contributing to the journal Delo (i.e. Affairs). He was a member of the journal's editorial board from 1881 to 1884 and then its publisher. In 1884, Staniukovich was arrested for his association with revolutionary Narodnik (i.e. Populist) émigrés; after a year of imprisonment he was exiled to Tomsk for three years. Staniukovich's novellas and short stories about seafaring life, written between 1886 and 1903, have remained very popular. They display the best features of Staniukovich's talent: realism, a democratic spirit, and advocacy of civic and personal courage and of inner steadfastness. Staniukovich's sea stories were awarded the Pushkin Prize (1901). They have been translated into many foreign languages?» (The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. English translation). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das Evangelium des Lucas im Volksdilakte der Punti Chinesen

      De Souza and Co.. Hardcover. Hong Kong, 1867. 8vo, black cloth, [4], 112 pp. Contemporary cloth, manuscript cover label. The Gospel of Luke, translated into colloquial Canton and printed in Romanized italic based on Lepsius' Standard Alphabet. Per OCLC: "Translated by Wilhelm Louis and transliterated according to the Lepsius system by E. Faber./ A written form of the Canton Colloquial dialect of Chinese in Roman script. This language was reduced to writing by Protestant missionaries in order that people would be able to read the Bible for themselves. Rudolf Lechler devised a system of tone marks for the Hakka dialect, which was adapted successfully for others. The title phrase ' Loka tshun fuk yam su Pun ti tsuk wa ' is printed with these tone marks, but they have been omitted from the catalogue record." Spine chipped with loss, title with tears at inner margin, embossed library stamp, barcode on rear free endpaper, inner joints taped. Remains in good minus condition despite the flaws, due to the bright text block. Quite scarce. Darlow and Moule 2777. Duplicate OCLC entries, 40966482 and 79441277, locate two copies worldwide. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1867. First Edition.

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        Cours sur les maladies mentales

      859 pages [Paris], 1867 [-1868], , 859 pages, , Il s'agit de notes prises par l'un des élèves de l'aliéniste Jules Falret (1824-1902) au cours des leçons cliniques données à l'École pratique ; soit 21 leçons données entre le 3 décembre 1867 et le 15 février 1868. Les LEÇONS DE FALRET N'ONT JAMAIS ÉTÉ PUBLIÉES. Selon le témoignage de l'un de ses élèves, l'historien de la psychiatrie René Semelaigne, Falret avait eu à coeur de publier ses cours : « le voeu [de Falret] ne devait pas se réaliser, et ce fut grand dommage, car les leçons auxquelles j'ai pu assister offraient le plus vif intérêt ; j'en avais recueilli plusieurs et regrette de les avoir égarées ». Jules-Philippe-Joseph Falret (1824-1902), reçu internes des hôpitaux de Paris en 1847, passa deux années à la Salpêtrière avant de rejoindre la maison de santé de Vanves créée par son père Jean-Pierre (1794-1870) et par Félix Voisin. En 1853, il soutint sa thèse inaugurale intitulée Recherches sur la folie paralytique et diverses paralysies générales. Dès 1854, il est admis au sein de la Société médico-psychologique, dont il deviendra le président en 1871. En 1867, il fut nommé médecin de Bicêtre, poste qu'il occupa jusqu'en 1884 pour succéder à Moreau de Tours à la Salpêtrière, qu'il quittera en 1897. A la mort de son père, il reprit la direction de la maison de Vanves en 1872 et s'adjoignit la collaboration de Jules Cotard jusqu'en 1889, puis de Léon-François Arnaud. En août 1889, lors du Congrès international de médecine tenu sous sa présidence, il fut décidé de la création d'un congrès annuel de médecine mentale, auquel il prit plusieurs fois part. La volonté de Jules Falret de réunir ses travaux épars sur les maladies mentales prit forme avec la publication, en 1890, de son ouvrage principal, les Études cliniques et des Aliénés et les asiles d'aliénés, assistance, législation et médecine légale , la plupart de ses écrits avaient paru dans les Archives générales et dans les Annales médico-psychologiques. Les leçons cliniques en elles-mêmes sont restées inédites. Dos légèrement passé, quelques épidermures.

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        Zeitung des Vereins Deutscher Eisenbahn-Verwaltungen Organ des Vereins. Siebenter Jahrgang 1867

      Eigenverlag, Leipzig 1867 - fester Pappband 724 S., originale Zeitungen mit Fahrplänen und Karten Einband an den Rändern und Ecken bestoßen, hinterer Buchdeckel an zwei Stellen an der Kante leicht beschädigt, Oberfläche berieben, unsauber umd mit Bleistiftnotiz. Buchschnitt unsauber und verstaubt, mit durchgehendem Wasserfleck an der Buchunterseite. (Papier nicht wellig). Seiten gut erhalten, Papier altersbedingt gebräunt, aber nicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt Buch gut erhalten. Sprache: ger/deu* Zeitungen des Jahrgangs 1867 komplett in einem Buch gebunden. Wachssiegel auf Titelblatt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Programma del corso di diritto criminale dettato nella R. Università di Pisa. Parte generale e parte speciale.

      - Lucca, 1867-71, voll. 8, in-8, bella rilegatura in mezza pelle verde, fregi, scritte oro sui dorsi, piatti in carta marmorizzata. Leggere ondulazioni ad alcuni piatti. Comunque bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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