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        Serbien. Historisch-Ethnographische Reisestudien aus den Jahren 1859-1868. Mit 40 illustrationen im texte, 20 tafeln und einer Karte.

      Leipzig, Hermann Fries, 1868. Red half leather hardcover, gilt. Leather corners. xxiv,744 pp.; ill., plates, map.; 27x20 cm. Text in German / Deutsch. - (sl. worn, paper sl. browned, plates browned, small stamp on title page, front inner hinge bit loose) Although still very good, see picture, more pictures on request - rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, and The Adjoining Countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II. to the coronation of Henry IV. by Sir John Froissart. Translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated MSS. by Thomas Johnes, Esq

      London printed by Bradbury, Evans: George Routledge and Sons, 1868. Hardcover. Very Good-. Extra-illustrated with 74 lithographic plates exquisitely hand-finished from H. Noel Humphreys' Illuminated Illustrations of Froissart + 3 extra titlepages in color + 116 text wood-engravings. TWO VOLUMES Royal octavo (242x162mm) half morocco, gilt spine emblems, All Edges Gilt (tips rubbed but leather not worn through/spine edges shelf worn). Some foxing throughout mostly to guard sheets & margins. The hand-coloured plates are bright with text clean except around the guards. *Hand-colouring in finest detail similar to a sumptuous 15th century Book of Hours. The extra illuminated plates were first published separately in Noel Humphreys' "Illuminated Illustrations of Froissart selected from the MS. in the British Museum" (1844) and "Illuminated Illustrations .. selected from the MS. in the Bibliothèque royale, Paris, and from other sources" (1845). "Sets with illuminated plates...are scarce & expensive" (Lowndes).

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        Biblioteca de escritores Baleares. Tomo I [y II].

      imp. de P. J. Gelabert,, Palma [de Mallorca], 1868 - Edición original de esta importante obra de bio-bibliografia balear. Durante años fue obra muy buscada por la cantidad de información que contiene; se publicó una edición facsímil en 1976. XXXII páginas "Prólogo", 600 páginas, 5 hojas de índices.- 1 hoja, 695 páginas, 14 hojas. Coserva la cubierta impresa original sobre papel amarillo. Encuadernación de plena piel con nervios y doble tejuelo, corte superior dorado. Exlibris grabado del Duque de T'Serclaes. Magnífico ejemplar. 2 tomos en 1 volúmen. 26x17 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Delstres]
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        Etching & Etchers.

      London, Macmillan. 1868 - Gross-8°. XXVI S., 1 Bl., 354 S. Mit 35 Originalradierungen. Brauner genarbter Maroquineinband mit dreifacher Deckelfiltierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt, Originalbroschurumaschlag mit eingebunden (sign. Rivier & Son). Erste Ausgabe. - Wichtiges Werk des englischen Kritikers und Künstlers Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1891) zur Geschichte der Raderiung. Von den 35 Abbildungen sind eine Reihe von den Originalplatten gedruckt: A. Appian, Ch.-F.r. Daubigny, S. Haden, J.-B. Jongkind, S. Palmer, Rembrandt "Die drei Orientalen". Mit weiteren Nachstichen von Callot, Delâtre, Dujardin, Hamerton, Lalanne (Ansicht von Fribourg), Waterloo u.a. - Einband an den Kanten leicht berieben. dPapier bei einigen Lagen gebräunt, sonst fleckenlos. - Dekorativ gebunden. So schön selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries with an Introduction and Descriptive Lines by..

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1868].. Small 4to. (viii), (2) pp. Publisher's printed boards recently rebacked to style in maroon cloth, contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper along with the original bookseller's ticket of W. Whiteley of Westbourne Grove to the front pastedown. 12 anthropomorphic colour maps of European countries - England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Prussia, Germany, Holland & Belgium, Denmark and Russia. Some wear to the boards with occasional loss to the paper at the edges, a little spotting to the front and rear leaves plus the Home Countries maps, the maps otherwise in very good condition.

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        Enfranchisement of Women

      London: Trubner & Co, 1868. First offprint. Pamphlet. Near Fine. Near Fine in original self wraps. Title page lightly foxed with lower margin trimmed, affecting the bottom portion of price (still legible as "Price One Penny"); else a clean and complete copy of this scarce feminist text which is not currently held by any institution and has never before appeared at auction. Following the groundbreaking Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, Harriet Taylor Mill composed Enfranchisement of Women to raise awareness in England about American women's work for legal equality. Published anonymously by the Westminster Review in 1851, it rapidly became an iconic and influential argument for women's need to vocally and actively pursue their own rights. "The agitation which has commenced is not the pleading by male writers and orators for women...it is a political movement, practical in its objects, carried on in a form which denotes an intention to persevere. And, it is a movement not merely for women, but by them...the promoters of this new agitation take their stand on principles and do not fear to declare these in their widest extent, without time-serving or compromise." Though the Enfranchisement soon after appeared in the US bearing Harriet Taylor Mill's name, it would not appear in Britain as an offprint with her by-line until this publication 17 years later. The inspiration for her husband John Stuart Mill's political treatise The Subjection of Women, Enfranchisement of Women is one of the rarest 19th century feminist works. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Drinker Farm Tragedy, Trial and Conviction of James Jeter

      1868. Richmond, 1868. McDade 747. Richmond, 1868. McDade 747. A Scarce McDade Item Phillips, James Jeter, Defendant. The Drinker Farm Tragedy. Trial and Conviction of James Jeter Phillips, For the Murder of His Wife. With Portraits. Richmond: Published by J. Wall Turner, V.L. Fore, Printer), 1868. 96 pp. 2 full- page woodcut portraits (of Phillips and his wife, Mrs. Mary Emma Phillips). Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original printed wrappers, with advertisements for various Richmond businesses rear and inside front covers. Negligible light soiling and shelfwear, light toning to interior. An exceptionally well preserved copy. $750. * Only edition. "Phillips, a scion of a 'good' Virginia family, twenty-four years old, murdered his wife Emily, who was ten years older, on a Henrico County, Virginia, roadside near Drinker's farm. He shot her with a small pistol, and her body was unidentified for three months" (McDade). OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Virginia, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 747.

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        Writings of Ezra H. Heywood (11 booklets bound together)

      1868 - 1- The Labor Party, 1868, 19 p. (title's page a bit worn). 2- Address of the delegates of the Boston section no 1 (french), 1873, 23 p. (marks to 1 page) 3- Hard cash, 1875, 23 p. 4- Yours or Mine, ca 1875, 23 p. 5- Cupid's Yokes: or, The binding Forces of Conjugal Life, ca 1875, 23 p. (some marks, front cover a bit worn). 6- Uncivil Liberty,1877, 23 p. 7- The great Strike, ca 1877, 23 p. 8- Report heywood defense, 1883, 55 p. 9- The evolutionists, 1882, 16 p. 10- free Trade, ca 1883, 23 p. 11- Social Ethics, ca 1883, 23 p. Bookplate of the Fraser Institute on front pastedown. A bit wear to binding reinforced withe the tape (spine). 11 booklets are very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livresse]
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        Scotland: Her Songs and Scenery. As Sung by Her Bards and Seen by the Camera

      London: A. W. Bennett, 1868 - Bound in publisherÕs full leather; heavily decorated in gilt and blind ; all edges gilt. Illustrated with fourteen original photographs which are mounted on bound-in, captioned leaves; minor rubbing and tears; an excellent copy. The photographers and authors (unsurprisingly, Burns is prominently represented) are identified either in the contents or in the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Gopsill's Philadelphia City and Business Directory for 1868-9

      Philadelphia: Published by James Gopsill, 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Small thick quarto: approx. 9.5" x 6.5" x 5". Printed paper covered boards with leather spine. Advertisements printed on the boards, spine, top and bottom text edge and both front and rear paste downs. Collated as follows: xxxi advertisements on yellow paper in front and after page 16 (including the front paste down counted as i), folding frontispiece large map of Philadelphia (in very good condition), 1952 pages. Approx. 74 non numbered, full page advertisements printed on yellow paper, 2 printed on pink paper, and 2 pages on thick card stock. Includes 2 leaves on glossy engraved paper. Advertisements on yellow paper following page 1952 are collated as "xxxi-lxxi". Several illustrated ads and some in text illustrations. Light shelf and edge wear to boards. Leather spine is in good condition with some rubs and light edge wear. One of the engraved glossy advertisements has a small hole with minor text loss. Front hinge is strong. Rear hinge has a slight crack. Weight approx. 7lbs. Note: This copy matches the OCLC catalog description except for a folding leave. This copy has 2 leaves none folding. Apparently the folding leave was not bound in or was carefully removed. Scarce. 2 copies located in OCLC as of 1/18.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Charles Dickens Signed Portrait Photograph.

      1868. Large oval portrait photograph measures 20 inches by 116 inches. Matted in a contemporary frame which measures 25.5. inches by 29.5 inches. Signed "Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Boston Sixth March 1868." In 1867, Charles Dickens began his second American reading tour at Boston's Tremont Temple, where an enthusiastic audience delighted in some of his most notable works, members of the audience included legendary literary stars such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although Dickens was in declining health, he embarked on an ambitious travel schedule across the United States. Dickens returned to Boston once more before concluding his U.S. tour in New York City. When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston on November 19, 1867, the celebrated English author spent several days at the Parker House hotel recuperating from the voyage. As conscientious a performer as he was a writer, Dickens had prepared diligently for his performances, redrafting and memorizing key passages from his books especially for these engagements. He used a book only as a prop; he was so familiar with the material that he could improvise with ease. However, during his 1867-1868 tour he was plagued with Flu-like symptoms, insomnia, and an inflammation of his foot, which forced him to walk with a cane. During his last tours in 1868, Dickens confined much of his performances to the New England area. Dickens was grateful for the income he desperately needed from his readings, which generated $140,000, close to $2,000,000 today; but he longed for home. On April 8, 1868, Dickens gave the last performance of the tour. Prolonged applause followed the reading. He closed by telling the audience, "In this brief life of ours, it is sad to do almost anything for the last time... Ladies and gentlemen, I beg most earnestly, most gratefully, and most affectionately, to bid you, each and all, farewell." He died two years later, having written 14 novels, several of which are considered classics of English literature. A desirable piece of Victorian literary history.     Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 - 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      1868. On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

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        Manufacturers of edge tools & steel. Patent screw augers & boring bits, cider press & other screws, lifting jacks, cart arms, & axles, vices, chains, anvils & heavy ironwork in general.

      Cannock 1868 - (18,5 x 27 cm). (8) 58 S. Mit getöntem lithographiertem Frontispiz und 1002 Abbildungen auf 48 lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Leinwandband. Sehr früher und reich illustrierter Werkzeugkatalog aus der Blütezeit der englischen Industrie. - Das hübsche Frontispiz zeigt eine Ansicht der Fabrik in Staffordshire. Die Tafeln mit Werkzeugen für die Holzbearbeitung (Bohrer und Messer), für Maurer (Kellen und Traufeln), Metzger (Beile), Hämmer, Hammer- und Axtköpfe, Pickel, Schaufeln, Hacken, Heu- und Mistgabeln, Hecken- und Baumscheren, Sensen, Sicheln, Rechen, Harpunen für den Walfang etc. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Anfangs leicht stock- und fingerfleckig. Vereinzelt mit Marginalien von alter Hand. Buchblock etwas gelockert. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt, besonders für einen derartigen Gebrauchsgegenstand, sehr gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        NEU AUFGEFUNDENE ABBILDUNG DES DRONTE [UND EINES ZWEITEN KURZFLUGELIGEN VOGELS, WAHRSCHEINLICH DES POULE ROUGE AU BEC DE BECASSE DER MASKARENEN IN DER PRIVATBIBLIOTHEK S. M. DES VERSTORBENEN KAISERS FRANZ.]

      C. Ueberreuter [M. Salzer], Wien 1868 - Folio; good-/none; dark gray marbled paper boards and spine with no text; ex libris, signature [Absolon, 1902]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; light general toning; 17 pp.; text, 4 tables, two with coloration [Der Dronte, Poule Rouge]; remaining plates, multiple images in outline; head-edge, water staining; random spots; ffep and early pp., tail-edge, small insect damage; all edges and corners, chipping, wear and tear; spine, multiple losses and breaks; remnant cover with no text; joints, shadow of quarter-binding; else good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN. shelved upstairs, on shelf next to copier. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bordeaux et Ses Vins classés par ordre de mérite. Deuxième édition, entièrement refondue par Edouard Féret – enrichie de soixante-treize vues des principaux châteaux viticoles de la Gironde

      Masson-Féret 1868 - Cocks Charles -Féret Edouard. Bordeaux et Ses Vins classés par ordre de mérite. Deuxième édition, entièrement refondue par Edouard Féret – enrichie de soixante-treize vues des principaux châteaux viticoles de la Gironde. Paris-Bordeaux, Masson-Féret,1868, in-12, demi-veau glacé bleu, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, pleins ou pointillés, titre doré, reliure d'époque, 1 ff. blanc n.c. - faux-titre - titre - III - 471 pp. - 73 planches hors-texte ou vues des châteaux des propriétés vinicoles, gravées d'après les dessins de Vergez Eugène et publiées pour la première fois. Seconde édition, très recherchée. Rare en demi-veau glacé d'époque. Quelques frottements à la reliure, coins légèrement émoussés, sans rousseurs sauf deux petites brunissures isolées en fin d'ouvrage, pliure angulaire légèrement marquée affectant une cinquantaine de ff. Très bonnes conditions pour cet exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE Séverine HERVELIN]
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        Pacific Mail Steamship Company Broadside

      1868. Broadside. Pink broadside measuring 9" x 5 ½" with text, border and illustrations in black. In very good condition with light soiling, affecting some content, light creasing where once folded, and light wear to top edge; light soiling and foxing on verso. Broadside reads: "From San Francisco to New York in 20 Days! Passengers berthed through! No detention! No expense on the Trip! The Pacific Mail Steamship Company for New York via Panama. The Fast and Favorite Steamship Constitution! Captain Wm. H. Hudson, will be dispatched for Panama, on Friday, Nov. 6th, '68, at 11 O'clock, A. M. , from Wharf corner First and Brannan Sts. , Connecting, via Panama Railroad at Aspinwall, with the magnificent steamship, Alaska, Captain Gray…For New York, Making the Through trip in 90 days." Underneath this larger print are specifics about isthmus transit and information on the Steamship "Japan" which would be dispatched to Hong Kong and Yokohama. Manuscript notes are in the margins which compare prices of trips "Fare on the last trip was Stearage [sic] $61…this trip it is $71." In the mid 19th century steamships were the preferred means of transport of people and goods from coast to coast. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company began transporting mail through a contract with the U. S. Government in 1848, transporting their goods from the Isthmus of Panama to California. With the discovery of gold, California became a prime destination and the transport of people, as well as mail, became very profitable. This was the preferred way to transport until the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. "Steamship Japan" mentioned in small print, procures an important piece of cultural history of California, documenting the route between San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Yokohama, and the diversity brought with it. This broadside provides a beautiful record of U. S. maritime and transport history. Not found in commerce or OCLC. .

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        Mammoth portrait of Mille and Christine McCoy

      This spectacular large-format photograph depicts the celebrated conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy, known variously as "Millie-Christine," "The Carolina Twins," and "The Two-headed Nightingale." The two once declared, "Although we speak of ourselves in the plural, we feel as but one person." The McKoy sisters shared one of the most remarkable lives in American history. Born into slavery on a North Carolina plantation in 1851, the infants were sold for public exhibition. Over the next few years, they were kidnapped and sold several times. Slaveowner Joseph Smith and his wife recovered them in England and determined to groom the precocious and intelligent girls for the stage. They taught them to read, write, sing, dance, play piano, and give recitations in several languages. "Soon the twins were making public appearances to great acclaim throughout the country as well as abroad, under Smith's personal management. Billed variously as the 'Two-Headed Girl' and the 'Two-Headed Nightingale,' the duo known as Millie-Christine presented acts that included musical performances and declamations of verse that they had written themselves" (ANB). The Civil War brought these performances to a halt, but after the war the McKoys continued to live with the Smiths, and for years Joseph Smith Jr. managed them. In the late 1860s the girls, still in their teens, toured America with Chang and Eng Bunker, the famed Siamese twins. Chang and Eng, slaveholders in North Carolina, had come out of retirement in an attempt to recoup losses resulting from the war. In 1871 the sisters embarked on a seven-year tour of Europe, becoming an international sensation. The women then toured America for years, securing financial independence for themselves and their families. This splendid mammoth portrait was made between 1868 and 1871 by W. L. Germon, a leading Philadelphia portrait photographer from 1846 until his death in 1877. Germon made several portraits of Millie-Christine at this sitting, publishing some as 2 1⁄4 x 3 1⁄2 in. cartes-de-visite. A related pose in CDV form appears in Joanne Martell's Millie-Christine (2000), page 152. Germon also made portraits of Chang and Eng around the same time. The McKoy sisters sold their CDV and cabinet photographs in conjunction with their performances, but portraits of this size are virtually unheard of. We have not located another large-format portrait of the sisters. Large-format portraits of the famous sisters are of the greatest rarity. Their amazing story brings together many strands of American history and culture including slavery, the Civil War, race, gender, crime, entertainment, and business. Provenance: inscription on verso stating "Presented by Hon. John A. Ackley 1920" and mistakenly attributing the portrait to J. W. Hurn of Philadelphia. Ackley (1854- 1933) was a prominent auctioneer and New Jersey state legislator. Albumen print (22 x 18 in.), on heavy card mount (24 x 20 in.). Some surface wear and soling, but generally in good condition.

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        El Ermitaño. Periódico religioso, político y literario .

      1868-18873. . 1868 - . . . 2 Vol. . . Folio Mayor. Media Piel. . Dos volúmenes encuadernados en media piel con dorados en lomera que contienen los siguientes números de esta revista: El primer tomo contiene desde el número 1 hasta el 112, falto del número 108. El segundo tomo contiene desde el número 113 al 225. El número 170 tiene la numeración corrupta. Entre los números 184 y 185 hay dos números extras. Faltan el nº 193 y 203. El número 201 tiene la numeración corrupta. Muy ilustrado con escenas religiosas, etc. .

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        Joss House on Black Rock, East Point, Hong Kong

      Albumen print, card mount. 8 ¾ x 11 ¾. This is an excellent early photograph of Lin Fa Kung Temple by William Pryor Floyd. A survey of Floyd's photographs in the China Mail of August 8, 1868 highlighted this photograph as "one of the most noteworthy of Floyd's views of native Chinese architecture." The Lin Fa Kung Temple was built as a worship place for Kwan Yin, also known as Kwun Yam, the goddess of mercy during the Qing Dynasty in the southeast area of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Legend says that Kwun Yam was once seen presenting herself on Lotus Rock so worshippers built the temple near the rock to praise the goddess of mercy. Traditional festivals still take place at the Lin Fa Kung Temple including the Zhongqiu Festival. In the 19th century the people of Tai Hang began preforming the spectacular "Fire Dragon Dance" during the festival to end a run of misfortune afflicting their village. To this day the tradition continues. A huge dragon made from straw and covered with burning incense sticks dances for three days and three nights accompanied by drummers and firecrackers. This is a superb early photograph of one of Hong Kong's prized temples before unique architectural elements were lost during renovations.

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        Visits to High Tartary, Yarkand, and Kashghar (formerly Chinese Tartary), and Return Journey over the Karakoram Pass.

      gr.-8. XV, (1), 486 S., 32 S. (Verlagsanz.) Mit 1 farblith. Frontisp., 1 Titelvign., 6 (3 davon in tonlithgogr.) Taf., 5 Textabb. u. 2 gefalt. Karte. (Komplett!) OLn. Einbd. m. Gold- u. Schwarzpräg. Kashghar ist ein Knotenpunkt der Seidenstraße und Ausgangspunkt des Karakorum Highways. Robert Shaw hatte sich im Himalaya als Teepflanzer niedergelassen. Er entschied sich die Gegend nördlich des Karakorum zu erforschen. Als erster Engländer erreichte er Yarkand und Kashghar im Winter 1868/69. / gr.-8. XV, (1), 486 pp., 32 pp. (advert.) with 1 coloured lithograph. frontispice, 1 title-vign., 6 (3 lithgogr.) plates., 5 textill. and 2 folded maps. (complete!) Orig. cloth with gilt and black stamps. - Kashghar is a junction of the Silk Road and the starting point of the Karakorum Highway. Robert Shaw had settled in the Himalayas as a tea planter. He decided to explore the area north of the Karakorum. He was the first Englishman to reach Yarkand and Kashghar in the winter of 1868/69.

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        A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INTENDED AS A TEXT BOOK FOR BEGINNERS AND A BOOK OF REFERENCE FOR ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1868. First edition. 8vo.,viii, [17] - 336 pp., occasional diagrams, plus 20 pp. adverts. Newly bound in half calf and marbled paper over boards. Near fine. A clearly written, complete procedural, with the following major parts which contain chapters of specific topics: Introduction to Photography; Photographic Optics and Theory of Perspective; Photographic Manipulations; Theoretical Considerations; and quite unusually for this time, Photography in its Relations to Health. "Matthew Carey Lea, also known, as Carey Lea, son of scientist Isaac Lea and Frances Carey Lea, was born in Philadelphia on 18 August 1823. An acknowledged authority on photochemistry in the late nineteenth century and a member of the Franklin Institute, Lea began experimenting with the chemical properties of developer in 1864. Educated through tutors and the Philadelphia chemistry laboratory of Booth, Garrett and Blair, Lea particularly studied the function of silver in the development process. His scientific advancements of photographic processes included inventing the first mordant-dye picture in 1865 and increasing the clarity of developed dry plate negatives in 1880. Lea also wrote prolifically about his experiments. In 1864-1866, he assumed the position of American correspondent to the British Journal of Photography and became a steady contributor to the Philadelphia Photographer and Photographic Mosaics. In 1868, he authored A Manual of Photography. During the 1870s and 1880s, he continued to experiment with silver halide salts and the color process. On March 15, 1897, Lea died in Philadelphia, two years after his election to the National Academy of Sciences." Erika Piola, p 839 - 840, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY. Roosen and Salu No. 6410.

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        Leaves From The Journal of Our Life In The Highlands From 1848 To 1861. To Which Are Prefixed and Added Extracts From The Same Journal Giving Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions.

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1868 - Octavo, 315pp. Bound in green leather, gilt title on spine and gilt decorations on front and rear boards. Gilt top leafs. Detached silk page marker. Inscribed by Queen Victoria to Lord Ribblesdale on front end paper. Inscription reads: "To Lord Ribblesdale - From Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle - Dec: 12. 1881_." This book contains portions of the journals of Queen Victoria. Published against the wishes of her advisors, this book went on to sell 20,000 copies and was a best seller of its time. The book was inscribed to Lord Ribblesdale, who was a member of the House of Lords. He may best be remembered for a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent, said to "optimize the British Aristocrat." An attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Jeu des Échecs. Lois Fondamentales & Réglement Commentaires sur les Régles. Essais Théoriques sur les Ouvertures.

      Le jeu des échecs. Lois fondamentales & réglement, commentaires sur les régles existentes. Essais théoriques sur les ouvertures, avec une nouvelle classification. Recueil des parties, jouées: 1º Entre les plus forts joueurs de l´époque au grand Tornoi Internationa de 1886; 2º Au Café de la Régence; 3º Dans les différents matchs. Analysés para C.-Neumann & J. Arnous de Rivière. Et suivi d´une Collection de problèmes admis au concours para la Comission. Une introduction para M. A. Féryd´Esclands comprenant le compte rendu du congrés de 1867 et l´historique des congrés antérieurs. Delarue, Libraire-Éditeur. Paris, 1868. 484 páginas. Pasta dura, media piel papel marmoleado, letras doradas al lomo y cajos. Esquinas y orillas de las tapas talladas, un par de correcciones a tinta en el texto. Sellos de clasificación personal en las guardas frontales, nombre inscrito con tinta en la página del título, fuera de eso en muy buenas condiciones.

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        Confidences et Révélations. Comment on devient Sorcier

      Lecesne, Blois 1868 - Demi basane brune de l'époque, plats en papier marbré, dos lisse portant le titre doré. Un volume in-8 (233x152 mm), photo de Robert-Houdin en frontispice, (4)-xvi-440 pages Plats frottés. Quelques rousseurs claires. Édition originale parue à Blois, la ville natale de Robert-Houdin, éditée par Lecesne ami de Robert-Houdin. Seule cette édition possède un chapitre supplémentaire de 16 pages, paginées en chiffres romains que les autres éditions ne possèdent pas. Delahays donna à Paris, à la même date une édition que l'on trouve couramment. Photographie originale de l'auteur par Mieusement, photographe à Blois placée comme il se doit en frontispice. Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871), né à Blois, fils d'Horloger et horloger lui-même, se passionna pour la prestidigitation à un tel point qu'elle sera classée grâce à lui au rang des arts. C'est en 1827 que tout commença et que l'erreur d'un libraire allait faire naître se vocation. En voulant se procurer le "Traité d'Horlogerie" de Berthoud, Robert-Houdin se retrouve chez lui avec le "Dictionnaire encyclopédique des amusements des sciences mathématiques et physiques". Il écrira plus tard : "La ressemblance de deux in-quarto et la préoccupation du bouquiniste, telles furent les causes vulgaires de l'événement le plus important de ma vie". Il y découvre "l'escamotage", que l'oin nommera la "prestidigitation". Sur la page de titre de son exemplaire personnel, on trouve écrit : "Volume dans lequel j'ai puisé mes premières inspirations dans l'art de l'escamotage. Robert-Houdin". (Hjalmar). Les confidences d'un prestidigitateur qui est un ouvrage à la fois biographique, historique et philisophique, inspirera à travers le monde des générations de magiciens (Hjalmar) Hjalmar [in Le vieux papier fasc. 345 et 346 : Robert-Houdin : Confidences d’un prestidigitateur. Essai bibliographique.] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter brown sheep, flat spine lettered in gilt. 8vo (233x152 mm), picture of Robert-Houdin in frontispiice, (4)-xvi-440 pages Covers rubbed. Some marginal foxing. First edition published in Blois, the birthplace of Robert-Houdin and edited by Lecesne a friend of Robert-Houdin. Only this edition has an additional chapter of xvi pages that the other editions do not have. Delahays gave in Paris, at the same date, an edition which is not rare. The "Confidences d'un prestidigitateur " is a biographical, historical and philisophical work, wich inspire throughout the world generations of magicians (Hjalmar) Hjalmar [in Le vieux papier fasc. 345 et 346 : Robert-Houdin : Confidences d’un prestidigitateur. Essai bibliographique.] In 8 / 8vo 1010g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Résumé des Conférences sur les Manipulations Photographiques par Mr. Robert, Chef des Peintres à la Manufacture impériale de Sèvres

      26 lithographed pages. Large 4to, cont. green pebbled cloth-backed marbled paper boards. [Paris]: École Impériale des Ponts et des Chaussées, 1868. First edition of this extremely rare technical treatise on various methods of photographic development by the famous photographer and early proponent of paper photography. Robert (1810-82), a member of the Société Française de Photographie, studied chemistry under Jean Baptiste Dumas at the École centrale des Arts et Manufactures. In 1832 Robert began working at the Manufacture nationale de Porcelaine de Sèvres, where he became the Director in 1871. "Robert began experimenting with photography around 1850. Material conditions made the Sèvres factory a natural place for photography to appear, where there were laboratories, chemical stocks, and the camera obscura already in use…Robert was soon experimenting freely with both wet and dry paper processes. He eventually became a recognized expert in all the period's methods, and from 1858 to 1872 he enjoyed a state appointment teaching photography to engineers at the École des ponts et chaussées and the École du génie maritime…"-John Hannavy, ed., Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 1199. Robert became well-known for his landscape and architectural photographs as well as for his portraiture; images made of his colleagues in the laboratory are among photography's earliest images of workers in the workplace. He also mastered the albumen-on-glass process, learned from Hippolyte Bayard. Along with the professional photographers of Paris, "a second constellation of inspired photographers developed in Sèvres, along the Seine on the outskirts of Paris. Louis Robert and Victor Regnault were its central figures. Inclined by training and temperament toward endeavors that brought together the fields of painting and chemistry, Robert was among the earliest French artists to take up paper photography, around 1850. After Regnault, an important chemist and pioneering photographer, became director of the porcelain factory in 1852, Robert's photographic activity intensified, no doubt because the two men experimented together and encouraged each other's work."-"Louis-Rémy Robert," by Malcolm Daniel on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. The present work recapitulates lessons which Robert delivered at the École des Ponts et des Chaussées on the production of photographs in a variety of innovative methods. It also lists recipes, detailing the amount of chemicals and water needed for each process. Laid-in is a lithographed three-page pamphlet entitled: "Cours de Chimie du Val de Grâce, Formules de Photographie." It contains five further recipes for photographic processing. Fine copy. WorldCat locates two copies, one at Dartmouth (incorrectly under Georges Robert) and the École des Ponts et des Chaussées. ❧ For additional information see "The Rise of Paper Photography in 1850s France" on the Met website.

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        Los Caprichos.

      Madrid, Calcografia Real Academia. 1868. album in-folio piccolo verticale (340x230 mm.). Serie completa delle 80 incisioni originali all'acquaforte e acquatinta. Terza edizione completa del famoso capolavoro grafico del Settecento europeo. Le incisioni sono stupendi animati studi di vita famigliare e popolare, assai critici dei costumi e dei comportamenti sociali delle genti del tempo. Le incisioni misurano millimetri 160 x 220 ed hanno ampi margini oltre la battuta del rame. I Caprichos furono impressi ben 12 volte, dal 1779 al 1937, tutti assai richiesti e ricercati. La prima edizione del 1799, di grande valore commerciale, ebbe una tiratura di 200 esemplari. Un numero assai inferiore di copie ebbero la seconda e la terza edizione (la presente), esse pure di grande pregio e valore, molto rare. Esemplare ottimamente conservato, assai puro. Bellissima legatura romantica del tempo in pieno zigrino granata, firmata Durand, con titolo ''Caprichos de Goya'' impresso sul piatto anteriore e al dorso, con estesa forte decorazione in oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi assai ornato, tagli dorati. Iniziali BR in medaglione al centro del piatto posteriore. Prezioso esemplare, in perfette condizioni, di un celebre capolavoro d'incisione artistica, di universale interesse, del sommo maestro spagnolo (Fuente de Todos 1746-Bordeaux 1828). . .38. Cfr. Thomas Harris. Goya engravings, vol.. II, pp.62-118. Bénézot, Doctopnnaire des peintres et graveurs, VI, pp.339-344..

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

      London: John Murray,, 1868. 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 144 mm). Contemporary half calf, spines rebacked, raised bands to spine, red and green labels, double fillet blind-ruled to marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Illustrations in the text. Ownership inscription to title page in pencil. Extremities a little worn, occasional pale foxing to text block. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points as called for by Freeman. The first issue, consisting of 1,500 copies, was published in January 1868 and was followed by a second the next month. The majority of the work consists of details about artificial selection and domestication of animals and plants but it also includes Darwin's provisional hypothesis of pangenesis in Chapter XXVII. "The term 'survival of the fittest' (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation and in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869)" (ODNB).

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        Elephant Haunts

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1868. First. Full Leather. VG+ to near Fine. 324 pp. Sportsman's narrative of the search for Dr Livingstone. To Faulkner, the search for Livingstone meant another opportunity to hunt along the untapped shores of Lake Malawi. Livingstone's encounters with elephants had been dramatically recounted by Baines and Faulkner anticipated the same big game hunting thrills when he set out on this expedition. The book is almost never seen listed and probably not in this condition. The Czech bibliography printed 25 years ago noted how hard it was to locate copies of this book. Finely bound in quarter leather, gilt rules, raised spine bands, gilt rules in bands. Internally fine. RARE.

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        Poems

      London: John Camden Hotten,, 1868. Selected and Edited by William Michael Rossetti. Octavo. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards by Bone & Son, titles gilt to spine, single rule frame in gilt to front cover, in blind to rear cover, brown coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature, vignette to title page, 8 pp. of adverts bound at front, 24 pp of adverts bound at rear. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown, bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, creased, and toned, rubbing to extremities, light soiling to covers, faint foxing to text block edges; a very good copy. First edition, first issue, of the collection which "gave Whitman his first British readership" (ODNB), edited and with an introduction by William Michael Rossetti, with revisions to several of the poems by Whitman. This copy is in the A variant cloth binding, without the price to foot of spine (BAL).

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        Mechanische Theorie der chemischen Affinität und die neuere Chemie.

      Braunschweig Vieweg 1868 - (21,5 x 13,5 cm). X, 364 (1) S. Halbleinwandband um 1920. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Band enthält u.a. den 1837 in Baumgärtners "Zeitschrift für Physik" erschienenen Aufsatz "Über die Natur der Wärme", der bis zu seinem hier vorliegenden Wiederabdruck so gut wie unbekannt geblieben ist. Darin formuliert Mohr bereits einige Jahre vor J. R. Mayer den Satz von der Erhaltung der Kraft, allerdings mit einem etwas einfacheren Verständnis für den Begriff der Kraft. - Stempel auf Titel, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 9, 445 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Den norske Turistforening Aarbog for 1868.

      Christiania, Steenske., 1868. Liten 8vo. 112, (2) s., 1 kol. foldekart (av 2), 1 tresn. i teksten. Samt. litt slitt skinnbd. Foldekartet (Vestfjorddalen) løst og med en rift. Meget pen materie.. . Turistforeningens første årbok. Sidene 94 - 112 er annonser.

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        Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London

      , ca. 1868-70 120 albumen photographs (primarily 6 x 8 in. to 15 ½ x 10 ½ in.), mounted, most in excellent condition with strong tones. Contemporary black morocco. Pencil captions. Photographs by Francis Bedford, Francis Frith, Antonio Beato, Frank Mason Good, and other photographers. This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture. The images range from the great cathedrals and ruined abbeys of England and Europe to nineteenth-century English parish churches and country houses in the Gothic style. Panoramic views, doorways, facades, windows, columns, architectural details, and interiors are all represented. The album is a valuable resource for the study of Gothic architecture and for the history of the famous and obscure buildings it documents. Given the collection's wide-ranging coverage of Gothic architecture and its inclusion of photographs of eleven of the architect's own drawings, this album may have been a reference collection assembled by George Edmund Street, the leading English architect of his day. Street's career culminated in his design of the Law Courts of London, the nation's greatest public building in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1868 the eleven architects competing for the commission submitted designs placing of the building on the Thames Embankment. Street won the competition, "the greatest architectural prize in this generation" (Barry). Drawing on his intensive study of Gothic architecture, Street designed the immense, dramatic building from its foundation to its elaborate carvings and spires, dazzling the judges with his finely wrought original drawings. Construction began in 1873 and was completed in late 1882, a year after Street's death due to over-work and exhaustion. This is a magnificent reference collection of medium and large format photographs assembled at the high water mark of Victorian Gothic architecture.

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        Theorie und Praxis in der Fabrikation des weißen Feldspath-Porzellans und dessen Dekorirung mit Starkfeuer-Farben. 2 Bände.

      Weimar Voigt 1868 - (22 x 14 und 22,5 x 19,5 cm). XVI, 239 S./ 4 S. Mit 18 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. (Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke). Einzige Ausgabe dieses auf den Werken von Brongniart und Salvetat basierenden umfangreichen und detaillierten Handbuchs zur Herstellung von Haushalts-, Labor- und kunstgewerblichem Porzellan nach den Vorbildern von Sèvres und Limoges. - Text papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einbände minimal berieben, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit aux XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles. Notes historiques et biographiques sur les membres de cet ordre, Depuis Louis XV jusqu'à Charles X, 1715-1830. Précédé d'un précis historique.

      Paris, Dumoulin, 1868.. Octavo. Pp. 284. Title-page printed in red and black and with nice engraved vignette. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt-tooled raised bands, trifle rubbed, gilt lettering direct; old stamp to title and two other pages. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Rare. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies only, this is copy number 23, monogrammed by the Author for authenticity. With the Author's signed dedication at head of half-title. Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999).

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        Leaves From The Journal of Our Life In The Highlands From 1848 To 1861. To Which Are Prefixed and Added Extracts From The Same Journal Giving Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. Second Edition. Full leather. Very good. Octavo, 315pp. Bound in green leather, gilt title on spine and gilt decorations on front and rear boards. Gilt top leafs. Detached silk page marker. Inscribed by Queen Victoria to Lord Ribblesdale on front end paper. Inscription reads: "To Lord Ribblesdale - From Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle - Dec: 12. 1881_." This book contains portions of the journals of Queen Victoria. Published against the wishes of her advisors, this book went on to sell 20,000 copies and was a best seller of its time. The book was inscribed to Lord Ribblesdale, who was a member of the House of Lords. He may best be remembered for a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent, said to "optimize the British Aristocrat." An attractive copy.

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        Portrait of Charles Darwin, signed by Darwin and by Cameron

      THE ICONIC PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN, boldly signed by Charles Darwin and by Julia Margaret Cameron. Albumen print on paper (2¼ x 3½ in.), carte-de-visite mount with gold lithograph gold border. Inscribed by Cameron "From life Copyright Julia Margaret Cameron." Very good condition. Julia Margaret Cameron's portrait of Darwin is the most famous photograph of a 19th-century scientist. Darwin remarked, "I like this photograph very much better than any other which has been taken of me." In 1868, Darwin and his family traveled to the Isle of Wight, both for a long holiday and to aid in his recuperation from a recent illness. The Darwins rented a house from Cameron and were immediately charmed by the photographer: "She received the whole family with open-hearted kindness and hospitality, and Darwin always retained a warm feeling of friendship for her. When they left she came to see them off, loading them with presents of photographs. Moved, Darwin said: 'Mrs. Cameron, there are sixteen people in this house, all in love with you.' Darwin paid her for her portraits of him, and as the Camerons had by that time lost a great deal of money through the continued failure of the coffee crop, she gladly accepted payment and ran boasting to her husband, 'Look, Charles, what a lot of money!'" (Gernsheim, Julia Margaret Cameron).

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      London: John Murray, 1868 Two volumes. Original green cloth. Light wear. A near fine set. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, one of 1500 copies. "The two issues have considerable textual differences" (Freeman). "Survival of the fittest" appears here for the first time in any of Darwin's works. Darwin planned to prepare a massive work fleshing out the theories outlined in On the Origin of Species. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, the only section of this 'big book" to have been published, "corresponds to the first two intended chapters" (Freeman). This work "contained his hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which Darwin tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characteristics, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm and egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell division" (DSB).

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE NATURAL ORDERS OF PLANTS [2 volume set]

      Sampson, Low and Marston, London 1868 - The second edition 'Reduced from the Original Folio Edition.' A very good set complete with 160 tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates;, pp. vol. I: vii, 81 + plates; vol. II: 82-172 + plates. Publisher's quarter morocco bindings with gilt lettering to the spines and green cloth boards; all edges gilt; original coated end papers. This set has been expertly and inconspicuously recased and is clean and tight (originally 'perfect-bound' with gutta percha, which always eventually fails and so the contents of most sets are loose). The bindings are generally very good, with a little general wear and rubbing, inconspicuous repair to base of vol. II spine; boards slightly mottled. Contents of both volumes clean and tight, minimal spotting. A very good, tight set. Size: Royal 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Venen der oberen Extremität des Menschen. Ein Glückwunsch ... Dr. Freiherrn von Schleinitz dargebracht.

      Breslau, Hirt, 1868, Groß-Folio (54 x 38 cm), 67 Seiten Text, mit 6 großen, schön kolorierten Steindrucktafeln und 26 meist colorierten Textholzschnitten, geprägter Leinenband d.Zt. Rücken beschädigt, sonst breitrandiges, frisches Expl. Erste Ausgabe dieses angiologischen Prachtwerkes. - Hans Karl Ludwig Barkow (1798-1873) aus Rügen, Geh. Medizinalrat und ordentl. Professor der Anatomie, war fast 50 Jahre a.d. Universität Breslau tätig. Durch die Veröffentlichung kostbarer Abbildungswerke, ohne Aussicht auf materiellen Gewinn, hat er sich um die Wissenschaft verdient gemacht. cf. Hirsch-H. I/336.

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        Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire. [With:] Spectre normal du soleil. Atlas.

      Uppsala: W. Schultz, 1868. First edition, rare in unrestored original printed wrappers, of one of the founding works of spectroscopy in which Ångström demonstrated the presence of hydrogen and a number of other elements in the sun; the atlas contains his great map of the solar spectrum. "After 1861 Ångström intensively studied the spectrum of the sun, noticing the presence of hydrogen in the solar atmosphere and confirming the probable existence there of a number of other elements. In 1868 he published the monumental Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire, which contained an atlas of the solar spectrum with measurements of the wavelengths of approximately a thousand lines determined by the use of diffraction gratings. Ångström expressed his results in units of one ten-millionth of a millimetre - a unit of length that has been named the ångström unit in his honor. In order to have a precise basis for the new science of spectroscopy, accepted standards were needed. In 1861 Kirchhoff made a map of the solar spectrum and labeled lines with the corresponding scale readings of his own prismatic instrument. These rapidly became the almost universally accepted manner of designating spectral lines, but they were inconvenient because each observer had to correlate his own readings with those of the arbitrary Kirchhoff scale. Ångström's wavelength measurements provided a more precise and convenient reference and, after 1868, became a competing authoritative standard" (DSB). "Anders Ångström (1814-1874) was an astronomical observer, physicist, and a pioneer in spectroscopy. His father Johan was a clergyman in the Lutheran church of Sweden. Ångström and his two brothers, Johan and Carl, all received higher education. Carl became a professor of mining technology; Johan became a physician and well-known botanist. Ångström studied at Uppsala University, and in 1839 he became a docent in physics there. As the professor in physics was a fairly young man, and as there were no other academic positions in physics other than the professorship, Ångström switched to astronomy, where there was a position as astronomical observer at the university. "During the 1840s and 1850s Ångström worked as astronomical observer and acting professor of both astronomy and physics at Uppsala University. He did research in various fields during these years, for example in geomagnetism and the heat conduction of metals. "By the time he was appointed regular professor of physics, in 1858, Ångström had already published one of his two most famous contributions to the new scientific field of spectroscopy. The paper Optical Researches was published in Swedish in 1853 and in English and German two tears later. In it Ångström presented, in an unsystematic fashion, a number of experimental results concerning the absorption of light from electrical sparks in gases. He also made theoretical interpretations indicating, among other things, that gases absorb light of the same wavelengths that they emit when heated, and suggesting, somewhat obliquely, that the Fraunhofer lines could be explained in this way. "During the priority disputes that followed Gustav Kirchhoff's publication of the law of absorption and the explanation of the Fraunhofer lines around 1860, Ångström and his collaborator at Uppsala University, Robert Thalén, vigorously defended the Swede's priority. Their claims were to some extent recognized also in Britain when the Royal Society elected Ångström foreign member in 1870 and awarded him the Rumford Medal two years later. These honors were also given in recognition of Ångström's other important spectroscopic work, an atlas of the solar spectrum published in 1868. Much of the painstaking work that went into the atlas of the Fraunhofer lines (identified by wavelengths, which led to the designation Ångström being used for the unit of length 10-10 m) had been carried out by Thalén, though Ångström appeared as sole author of the work. During the 1860s and 1870s Ångström and Thalén carried out a great number of spectroscopic measurements, not only on the Fraunhofer lines but also on the wavelengths of emission spectra of many substances. "During these decades and into the early 1880s, Ångström and Thalén dominated European spectroscopy. A measure of their influence is the publication of lists of spectroscopic data for the elements carried out by the British Association for the Advancement of Science [BAAS] in the mid-1880s. Of 67 elements, measurements by Ångström and Thalén (mostly by the latter) were given for 60; no other spectroscopists came close to that figure. Ångström 's atlas was used as standard reference by the BAAS, though it was soon to be superseded by the photographic atlas of Henry Rowland. "Ångström became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1850, of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1867, of the Royal Society in 1870, and of the French Academy of Sciences in 1873. He was elected a member of several other Swedish and foreign scientific societies as well. "In 1845 Ångström married Augusta Bedoire, and they had four children, two of whom survived to adulthood. Their son Knut became a professor of physics at Uppsala University, succeeding his father's successor Robert Thalén in 1896. Their daughter Anna married Carl Gustaf Lundquist, a student of her father's, who in 1875 succeeded Thalén as professor of theoretical physics. There were additional family ties between the Ångströms and other scientific families at Uppsala. Hence, Anders Ångström was a founder not only of the science of spectroscopy but also of a scientific dynasty" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). Some copies have a further two plates showing the ultraviolet spectrum, not present in the Norman, Gedeon, Green and Honeyman copies. DSB I, p. 166; Norman 56; Honeyman 96. Text: Large 4to, pp. [iv], 42, xv, [1], with lithographed frontispiece showing Ångström's spectrometer; Atlas: Oblong folio, [ii], with six plates by Robert Thalén (1827-1905). Original brown printed wrappers.

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        NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD (41 Issues)

      New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1868. A group of 41 issues of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, most in Very Good condition, some with minor loss as described below. An important primary historical source on the debate over slavery which stirred emotions before, during, and after the Civil War. The official weekly of the American Anti-Slavery Society, the paper was established in 1840 and published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteen Amendment to the Constitution in 1870. This sampling represents the ante-bellum period, the Civil War period, and the years following the war. Description of the condition of individual issues is available with the items: April 1, 1841. Vol 1, No. 43; April 26, 1849. Vol IX, No. 48; June 7, 1849. Vol X, No. 2, (large 2" x ½" tear with loss to both leaves affecting text); July 12, 1849. Vol. X, No. 7; July 26, 1849. Vol. X, No. 9, (2 quarter size holes in middle above and below fold); August 23, 1849. Vol X, No. 13; August 30, 1849. Vol X. No. 14 (large closed tear to right hand margin both leaves, no significant loss); November 1, 1849. Vol. X. No. 23, (Some loss to margin both leaves, minimal loss to text); November 8, 1849. Vol X. No. 24, (some loss to right margin both leaves affecting one column of text); November 22, 1849. Vol. X. No. 26; (damage same as November 8); January 10, 1850. Vol. X. No. 30, (toning and 1 column on back clipped out); August 22, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 13, (large closed tear and creasing); November 28, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 27; January 16, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 3; April 17, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 47, (damp-staining to 1/3 of paper not affecting readability); November 27, 1851. Vol XII. No. 27, (2 small holes minimally affecting text in front page); April 29, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 49; May 6, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 50, (quarter sized hole through both leaves affecting some text); May 13, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 51; August 12, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 12; September 9, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 16; (worn with some loss to text, small holes); March 11, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 42; April 15, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 47, (one article/column clipped); July 1, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 6; August 12, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 12; October 7, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 20; November 18, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 26, (wear at fold with some minor loss of text); May 16, 1856. Vol. XVI. No. 52; June 14, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 4, (early repair to margin fold not affecting text); August 2, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 11, (several early repairs to margin tears, not affecting text); August 16, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 13, (large 3 - 4" loss top of both leaves affecting title and text); September 13, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 17; (early repairs to margin tears affecting small amount of text as well as obscuring a portion of the title); September 20, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 18, (early repairs to margin tears); November 21, 1857. Vol. XVIII. No. 27, (8" closed tear both leaves, no loss text); July 30, 1859. Vol. XX. No. 11; (staining to margin with some loss to margin, not affecting text); April 21, 1860. Vol. XX. No. 49, (lacking bottom half of front page); February 22, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 41; March 29, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 46, (early repairs to margin encroaching on title); April 5, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 47; August 1, 1863. Vol. XXIV. No. 12, (staining and a few small holes affecting minimal amount of text); January 12, 1867. Vol. XXVII. No. 36, (wear to inner margin, affecting some text); March 21, 1868. Vol. XXVIII. No. 46, (staining and several quarter-sized holes affecting text).

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        [Title in Deseret]: FIRST DESERET READER

      New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1868. FIRST EDITION. Based on the popular McGuffey Readers, this is a reading textbook using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet employed briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, and the necessary font for its printing was produced by the Russell House font foundry in New York. Deseret never really caught on, and as the population of Utah became less exclusively Mormon, it faded from use altogether.. 192 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 36 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth-backed illustrated orange paper boards. With illustrations in the text. Boards with just a hint of smudging, otherwise A FINE COPY, the contents clean, fresh, and bright, and the fragile binding entirely sound and pleasing. Based on the popular McGuffey Readers, this is a reading textbook using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet employed briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, and the necessary font for its printing was produced by the Russell House font foundry in New York. Deseret never really caught on, and as the population of Utah became less exclusively Mormon, it faded from use altogether.

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        [ La Divine Comédie ] Tome I : L'Enfer ; Tome II : Le Purgatoire et le Paradis

      Avec les dessins de Gustave Doré, traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino, accompagnée du texte italien, 2 vol. in-folio reliure éditeur pleine percaline rouge, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1868, 2 ff., iv-194 pp. et 1 f. avec 76 gravures sur bois hors texte tirées sur fond teinté chine, chacune de ces planches est protégée par un papier fin avec légende imprimée en français et en italien ; 2 f., 407 pp. avec 60 gravures sur bois hors texte tirées sur fond teinté chine, chacune de ces planches est protégée par un papier fin avec légende imprimée en français et en italien Le chef-d'oeuvre de Gustave Doré. Premier tirage pour le Purgatoire et le Paradis, première réimpression du tirage original de 1861 pour l'Enfer. Bel ensemble (restauration de qualité en mors, minimes frott. en couv., bon exemplaire par ailleurs, bien frais, hormis les rousseurs sur les serpentes). Leblanc, 79 ; Vicaire, III, 12 Français

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        L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit aux XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles. Notes historiques et biographiques sur les membres de cet ordre, Depuis Louis XV jusqu'à Charles X, 1715-1830. Précédé d'un précis historique.

      Paris, Dumoulin 1868 - Octavo. Pp. 284. Title-page printed in red and black and with nice engraved vignette. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt-tooled raised bands, trifle rubbed, gilt lettering direct; old stamp to title and two other pages. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Rare. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies only, this is copy number 23, monogrammed by the Author for authenticity. With the Author's signed dedication at head of half-title. Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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