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        Morphologie der Gewächse, EA.

      1868 - das Buch ist in gutem Zustand, Einband leicht bestossen, Schnitt und Seitenränder gebräunt, einige Seiten fingerfleckig, 664 S. 134 Holzschnitte, Deutsch 479g

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        Il Propugnatori: Studii Filologici, Storici e Bibliografici di Vari Soci della Commissione pe' Testi di Lingua. Volumes 1, 3-20

      Bologna: Presso Gaetano Romagnoli, 1868-1887, passim - *Price HAS BEEN reduced by 10% until Sunday night* volumes 1, 3-20, bound, very thick quartos, mostly untrimmed as issued, text darkened, particularly in later volumes, ex library, about good, PRICE IS FOR THE LOT:. Photos available upon request.

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        Die Natur der chemischen Elemente als Function ihrer Atomgewichte; von Lothar Meyer (Hierzu Tafel III.) (pp.354-363, 1 gefalt. Taf.).

      - Ann. Chem. Pharm., Suppl. 6+7. - Leipzig und Heidelberg, C.F. Winter'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1868, 8°, (4), 390 pp., 3 Taf.; 1870, 8°, (4), 380 pp., 3 gefalt. Tafeln, geprägter Leinenband d.Zt; Rücken erneuert, feines Exemplar. First appearance in print of this groundbreaking, classic paper in which Lothar Meyer (1830-1890) first fully expressed his ideas of the relationships between the atomic weight of the elements and their properties. - The Periodic Law. - - "This law, which was discovered independently and almost at the same time*, in 1868-9, by the German chemist, Lothar Meyer and by the Russian chemist, Mendeleeff, may be stated in the words: The properties of the elements are a periodic function of (or vary in a periodic manner with) the atomic weight." - - "On arranging the elements in the order of their atomic weights, as then known, and keeping in view the possibility of undiscovered elements, a remarkable recurrence of properties was observed. This periodicity was rendered very clear by Lothar Meyer in the case of physical properties, by plotting the values of the physical property, e.g., the atomic volume (volume of 1 gram multiplied by the atomic weight), against the atomic weights of the elements. On joining together the different points, the curve shown in Fig. 1 (see the plate) was obtained. The periodic variation of the atomic volume is thus represented very clearly; and it will be observed that elements of similar chemical properties, e.g., the alkali metals, occur at corresponding points on the different parts of the curve." - - Not only was periodicity observed in the case of physical properties but it was equally evident in respect of the general chemical properties and of the valency. Thus, when the elements were arranged in order of ascending atomic weights and in accordance with the valence, Lothar Meyer and Mendeléeff showed that they fell into a number of groups or families of related elements, or elements having analogous properties. In this way a natural classification of the elements, depending on the relation between the chemical properties of the elements and their atomic weights, was obtained. This is the so-called periodic classification of the elements." - - "If the periodic law had important practical applications, the recognition of its essential validity also greatly stimulated speculation and investigation into the genesis of the elements, for as Lord Salisbury said: "The discovery of co-ordinate families dimly points to some identical origin, without suggesting the method of their genesis or the nature of their common parentage." On these questions much light was thrown by the experimental investigations of the closing decades of the nineteenth century and the opening decades of the twentieth century, and out of these there developed the theory of the electronic constitution of matter by means of which the periodic law receives interpretation." Alexander Findlay, A Hundred Years in Chemistry. 2nd. ed. (1848), pp.49-54 - - *) "The question of priority in the discovery of the periodic law gave rise to some controversy. The first clear statement of the periodic law seems to have been published by Mendeléeff in 1869, but in 1868 a classification of the elements, similar to that published by Mendeléeff in 1872, had been drawn up, although not published, by Lothar Meyer who, even in 1864, had published tables of the elements which may be regarded as forerunners of the periodic classification. Honours may be regarded as even, and were recognized as such by the Royal Society which awarded the Davy Medal to both scientists in 1882. (See G. Rudorf, The Periodic System.)" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Bleistiftzeichnung

      Düsseldorf, 12. August 1868.. 1 S. 8vo.. An Herrn Heydendahl: "[ ] Es wäre mir lieb, wen Sie zu mir kämen, auch die versprochen[en] Rahmen schickten. Ich bin seit langer Zeit ohne Nachricht über das letzte Bild u.s.w. Mein Sohn war öfters bei Ihn[en], dies zu sagen, hat Sie aber nie finden könn[en]. Mir liegt an der Abwicklung dieser Sache viel [ ]" - Die Bleistiftzeichnung, 1 Seite gr.-8vo, zeigt einen knienden Bauern vor einem Trog fressender Schweine. - Hildebrandt studierte seit 1820 an der Berliner Kunstakademie, war dort u.a. Schüler Wilhelm von Schadows, dem er 1826 nach Düsseldorf folgte, und begleitete ihn 1829 nach Belgien, 1830/31 nach Italien. 1844 unternahm er eine Studienreise nach St. Petersburg, wo das Bild Newa bei St. Petersburg im Winter entstand. Seit 1832 unterrichtete er an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf und erhielt 1836 eine Professur, die er 1854 wegen Erkrankung niederlegte. Seit 1858 offiziell beurlaubt, bildete er von 1866-69 dennoch in einer Meisterklasse Maler aus. Er gehörte zu den Begründern der romantisch-poetischen Richtung der Düsseldorfer Malerei; er wirkte durch seine Maltechnik und Farbbehandlung schulbildend. Zu seinen Werken zählen "Die Räuber" (1829) und "Die Ermordung der Söhne Eduards IV." (1835), ferner zahlreiche Portraits.

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        The Spanish Gypsy, a Poem

      Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1868, Hardback, 1st UK EditionFinely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request. ; 358 pages; Description: 358 p. 23 cm. 8 pages of publisher's ads to the rear.

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        Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and company (1868-1892), 1868, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. There is some light, marginal water staining in vols. 2 & 3, which is evident in the top of the title pages and in the top margins of the first 50 or so pages, without affecting any text. An exceptional set, of presentation quality. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 4 v. illus. (incl. maps) facsims., diagrs. 24 cm. Subjects: Bible --Dictionaries.

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        Zoologe und Naturphilosoph (1834-1919): Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. ("Prof. Haeckel"). (18)75 (Poststempel). Qu.-8°. 1 S.,

      - Sehr bedeutende Karte, in der Haeckel sein Weltbild (Urzeugung, Monismus, Pantheismus) erklärt: "Die Antwort auf die von Ihnen / gestellten Fragen finden Sie in den / "Natürl. Schöpf. ["Die Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte" Haeckels Hauptwerk von 1868] S. 63, 64; / 291, 310; 628, 651 etc. / Die Entstehung der ersten Organismen / durch Urzeugung (ohne "Schöpfung") / ist nothwendige Consequenz der / monistischen (resp. pantheistischen) / Auffassung; Alles geschieht nach Naturgeschehen. // Hochachtungsvoll Prof. Haeckel". - // - Ernst Haeckel machte die Evolutionstheorie Darwins in Deutschland bekannt und vertrat einen Entwicklungsmonismus auf naturwissenschaftlicher Grundlage. 1906 gründete er den 1933 aufgelösten Deutschen Monistenbund in Jena und war dessen Ehrenpräsident. - // - Interessant ist, wie Haeckel in unserer Karte sein gesamtes Weltbild darlegt: in allen biologischen Erscheinungen wirkt das gleiche Naturgeschehen von Urzeugung und Evolution. Für H. ist dieser materialistische Monismus letztlich Pantheismus. Gott ist nicht "Schöpfer", sondern identisch mit dem allgemeinen Naturgesetz. - Etwas braunfleckig u. mit winzigem Aufkleber (Text nicht betroffen), sonst sehr gut. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'Art Architectural, Décoratif, Industriel et Somptuaire de L'Epoque Louis XVI Receuil de trois cents planches inédits d'après les estampes originales tirées du cabinet de la bibliothèque royale de Belgique et de la collection de l'auteur 3 volume set avec texte historique, descriptif et critique, suivi de Notices biographiques des architectes, decorateurs et artistes industriels de la seconde moitie du XVIII siecle

      Charles Claesen. Very Good. 1868. First Edition. 1/2 Morocco Marbled Boards. Three volumes bound in two; marbled pastedowns and endpapers. A gorgeous and supple set.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County, And Other Sketches

      New York: C. H. Webb, 1868. Second edition of the author's first book. In About Very Good condition, with wear commensurate to age. Contents toned, with foxing at prelims, chipping to a few leaves, exposure at several hinges. Previous owner name in pencil twice at front. Cloth shows fraying at corners, chipping to spine ends. Bound in original brown cloth with beveled edges.

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        Ballets et Mascarades de Cour de Henri III à Louis XIV (1581-1652), recueillis et publiés d¿après les éditions originales par Paul LACROIX

      Chez J. Gay et fils, à Genève, puis à Turin 1868 - Six petits recueils In-12 sous reliures, signées Dupré, demi-cuir bistre-brun et papier marbré assorti, aux dos lisses avec lettrage doré, contre-plats et gardes en papier marbré, tranches de tête dorées. Tome premier numéroté N°88/96 sur papier Hollande, pour un tirage total de 120 exemplaires, dont cent dans ce format. Les dates d¿impressions s¿échelonnent de 1868 à 1870. Tome 1 : Genève, 1868. XXXIII-328 p. ; 2 : Genève, 1868. - 356 p. ; 3 : Genève, 1868. - 344 p. ; 4 : Genève, 1869. - 338 p. ; 5 : Turin, 1870. - 360 p. ; 6 : Turin, 1870. - 358 p. Rares rousseurs, intérieur très frais. Très bel ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRACTICAL NOTES ON WINE. Signed by the author.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1868.FIRST EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE, 8vo, approximately 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 4¾ inches, pages: viii, 106, bound in original publisher's brown cloth, gilt ruled border, small gilt vignette and gilt lettering to upper cover, spine gilt lettered with 2 gilt rules, dark green endpapers. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, tiny bump to corners of upper cover, gilt bright, small modern bookplate on front endpaper, a couple of fox spots on title page, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy. At the top of the title page Beckwith has written: "R.P. Gill Esq with the author's comp(limen)ts". Chapters on champagne, French Wines, a few pages each on the wines of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Portugal, the Paris Exhibition of 1867 with notes on the displays from all over the world, not more than a few lines on each, trade - marks and protection, wine merchants and the wine trade, why we drink wine. Beckwith was a wine merchant and juror at the Paris Exhibition and this work is a reprint of his Report on Wines for the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867 with additions and corrections. A variant edition of the same date states this fact on the title page, precedence unknown. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 26, G124450. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MONTURIOL - 1868 - MEMORIA y Fototipia

      1868 - MONTURIOL - 1868 - MEMORIA CONFERENCIA DEL INVENTOR DEL ICTÍNEO - EL MUNDO SUMERGIDO - 22 PÁGINAS - En buen estado - ICTÍNEO - MONTURIOL - Fototipia Siglo XIX - Fototipia J. Thomas &Cª - Barcelona - 25 x 32,5 cmts -Gastos de envío a cargo del comprador [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Utrecht 10.III.1868. 4 Seiten gr.8°.. Frans Cornelis Donders (1818-1889), niederländischer Physiologe und Wegbereiter auf dem Gebiet der Augenheilkunde, führte die Korrektur des Astigmatismus durch Zylindergläser ein und entwickelte das erste Tonometer. - An den Vater seines Assistenten Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann, zunächst mit dem Dank für "die Winke, in Betreff des diaetetischen Verhaltens unseres Wilhelms", dann über den frühen Tod des Physiologen Albert von Bezold, bei dem Engelmann im Vorjahr promoviert hatte. - - "... Wie sympathisch wir sind bei dem schweren Verlust des trefflichen v. Bezold's brauche ich wohl kaum zu sagen: wir bemitleiden die arme junge Frau und die Eltern, aber besonders auch unseren Wilhelm, der Bezold nicht nur als Bruder liebte, sondern auch als Lehrer und Freund hoch verehrte. Und auch ich selber, gewiß wie Sie, habe Bezold als Mensch u. als Naturforscher hoch geschätzt, und kann seinen frühzeitigen Tod schwer verschmerzen ... - - Wir haben unseren Wilhelm vom Herzen gern, und mit grossem Vergnügen haben wir auch seine liebe Eltern kennen gelernt. Aber besonders erfreuen wir uns auch, dass der Band zwischen Willy und unsere Marie uns auch mit Ihnen ... in näherer Verbindung bringen wird ..." - - Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann (1843-1909) leitete später als Nachfolger Du Bois-Reymonds das Physiologische Institut der Berliner Universität; er heiratete nicht Donders' Tochter Marie, sondern die Pianistin Emma Brandes. - - Sehr selten.

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        The Silks and Satins of the Field

      London 1868 - Ben Herring “The Silks and Satins of the Field” From McQueens Sporting London: 1868 Hand colored aquatint engraving Sheet size: 25" x 43 ½ " Framed size: 40 ½" x 60 ½" Ben Herring was born in 1830 into a family of English sporting artists. Ben, along with his brother John Federick Herring, Jr., was taught to paint by his father John Frederick Herring, Senior, a well known painter commissioned by the Duc d'Orleans (the French King Louis-Phillipe's son), the Duchess of Kent and Queen Victoria. Though not as famous as his brother or father, Ben had a fine eye for the anatomy of horses and his paintings are imposing and well crafted. Herring is best remembered for his pair of works The Silks and Satins of the Turf and The Silks and Satins of the Field which demonstrate his passion and skill for the horse races. This print recreates the splendor of the original painting while making it accessible to scores of sporting enthusiasts.

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        Letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1868 - Reuter, [Paul] Julius, Baron (1821-99). L.s. on the letterhead of Reuter's Telegram Company, Limited, to Latimer Clark. London, July 7, 1868. 1 page. 201 x 127 mm. Remains of mounting. Provenance: Latimer Clark.After setting up a carrier-pigeon service between Aachen and Brussels, terminal points of the German and French-Belgian telegraph lines, Reuter, formerly known as Israel Beer Josaphat, founded in 1851 the international news agency that still bears his name. In connection with his business, which was originally a telegraphic news agency, Reuter had several cables of his own laid, and in 1865 obtained a concession on a submarine cable between France and the United States, which he agreed to operate jointly with the Anglo-American Telegraph Company. In his letter he asks Clark to give his opinion on the quality and durability of one of his telegraph cables. Origins of Cyberspace 183.</p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neues Konversations-Lexikon, ein Wörterbuch des allgemeinen Wissens

      . Bibliographisches Institut, Hildburghausen 1868-1873, goldgeprägtes grünes Oln in guter Erhaltung, neuer Sterotyp-Abdruck der Zweiten gänzlich umgearbeiteten Auflage. Mit geographischen Karten, wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Illustrationen, vollst.

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        The Earthly Paradise.

      London: F. S. Ellis., 1868&#150;70 - 4 volumes bound as 3, octavo. Contemporary green morocco bindings, raised bands, gilt title and designs to spines, gilt ruled edge to covers, gilt to turn ins, gilt top edge. Occasional spotting to pages, spines and edges to covers faded to brown, corners lightly bumped, a very good set. Frontispiece and rear endpaper engraving designed by William Morris. First edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        Examen Histórico - Foral De La Constitución Aragonesa.

      Imprenta De Los Señores Rojas, Madrid 1868 - 500 - 501 y 622pp. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomeras con tejuelos y decoración al oro. Size: 3 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1868 - Tait, Peter Guthrie (1831-1901). Autograph letter signed to [Josiah] Latimer Clark (1822-98). Edinburgh, July 27, 1868. 2 pp. 178 x 114 mm. Remains of mounting on blank verso of last page. Very good. From mathematician and physicist Peter Guthrie Tait, professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh and co-author (with William Thomson) of the classic Treatise on Natural Philosophy (1867), a work that helped to define the modern discipline of physics. Tait's correspondent, Latimer Clark, was an electrical engineer and pioneer in submarine telegraphy; he worked on the Atlantic cable and in 1868 founded the company of Clark, Forde and Taylor, one of the leading submarine cable-laying firms of the nineteenth century. Clark was also an enthusiastic bibliophile, amassing an impressive library of nearly six thousand works on electricity and magnetism documented in the Catalogue of the Wheeler Gift (1909). Tait's letter, regarding the ordering of some mechanical apparatus from Clark, reads in part as follows:"Not being able to come to London myself, I asked my colleague Prof. Jenkin to report upon the apparatus you offer m. His report is, on the whole, satisfactory-but I am not quite sure about the Willis' Mech. Powers-will the wood stand the climate? If so, I must have them. Will you give me an estimate of the charge for packing (very securely) the whole collection? The expense of insurance and of carriage will be borne by the Madras govt. people . . ."Prof. Jenkin" refers to Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85), professor of engineering at the University of Edinburgh and a collaborator with Clark and William Thomson on the Atlantic cable and other important submarine telegraphy ventures. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        On a Method of Making a Direct Comparison of Electrostatic with Electromagnetic Force; with a Note on the Electromagnetic Theory of Light.

      - PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. An important Maxwell paper on Electromagnetic Theory, First Edition, extracted from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1868, Volume 158, Part Ii. Pp. 643-657. (Received June 10, -Read June 18, 1868), large quarto, very good clean copy, disbound. "In 1865. Maxwell's next step after completing the dynamical analogy was to develop a group of eight equations describing the electromagnetic field. Maxwell remarked that the equations might be condensed, but "to eliminate a quantity which expresses a useful idea would be rather a loss than a gain in this stage of the enquiry". He had, in fact, simplified the equations in his fifth major paper, the short but important "Note on the Electromagnetic Theory of Light", writing them in an integral form without the function A, based on four postulates from electrical experiments. (DSB vol. pp 211-212).

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        The handy-volume Shakspeare [complete in 13 volumes]

      New York : Wynkoop & Sherwood, 1868, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Water stain on front panel of volume 13. Small white stain to spine cover of volume 2. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 13 v. ; 12 cm. Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Comedy of errors --v. 2. Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Midsummer night's dream --v. 3. Much ado about nothing ; Twelfth night ; Love's labour's lost --v. 4. As you like it ; Merchant of Venice ; Winter's tale --v. 5. Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; King John --v. 6. King Richard II ; King Henry IV --v. 7. Henry V ; King Henry VI, part 1-2 --v. 8. King Henry VI, part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII --v. 9. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Troilus and Cressida --v. 10. Othello ; Coriolanus ; Timon of Athens --v. 11. Hamlet ; Romeo and Juliet ; Pericles --v. 12. King Lear ; Cymbeline ; Titus Andronicus --v. 13. Macbeth ; Poems and sonnets. Glossary. Genre: Collected works -- William Shakespeare -- English literature -- Drama and theatre.

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        L'Aeronaute. Bulletin Mensuel International de la Navigation Aerienne. Dirige par le Dr. Abel Hureau de Villeneuve, Secretaire general de la Societe Aeronautique e Meteorologique de France.

      Paris, Aux bureaux et a la redaction de la revue L'Aeronaute, 1868 bis 1888. 10 Bde. Kl4°. Insgesamt 21 Hefte, davon 3 im ersten Band und jeweils 2 in den Bänden 2-9. Die Hefte mit den von M. Nadar eindrucksvoll illustrierten O-Umschlägen eingebunden. Zusammen 5.616 Seiten mit zahlr. Abbildungen i. Text. Einheitlich gebundene O-Halblederbände m. Rückengoldprägung u. 5 echten Bünden. Einbandleder und die kräftigen, mit Buntpapiewr bezogenen Einbanddeckel unterchiedlich berieben, Ecken bestoßen, beim hinteren Einbandeckel von Band 18-19 kleiner Eckabriss. Unterchiedliche Besitzeintragungen (u.a. Smithosian Institution). Komplette, insgesamt gut erhaltene Folge einer Monatschrift aus der Frühzeit der Luftfahrt. So vollständig sehr selten!.

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        COURS D'ELOQUENCE SACREE FAITS A LA SORBONNE, 9 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      Ambroise Bray, Paris 1868 - RO40166953: 9 tomes d'env. 400-500 pages chacun. Tome IX manquant. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Ex-Libris illustrés d'une gravure en noir et blanc (Armoiries, F. Duilhé de Saint-Projet) au dos des 1ers plats. Quelques griffures ou épidemures sur les dos. Quelques annotations au crayon dans le texte. Cours d'éloquence sacrée faits à la Sorbonne pendant les années 1857-1867. Tome I: Les Pères apostoliques et leur époque. Tome II: Les Apologistes chrétiens au IIe siècle, Saint Justin. Tome III: Les Apologistes chrétiens au IIe siècle, Tatien, Hermias, Athénagore, Théophil d'Antioche, Méliton de Sardes, etc. Tome IV: Saint Irénée et l'éloquence chrétienne dans la Gaule pendant les 2 premiers siècles. Tome V-VI: Tertullien. Tome VII: Saint Cyprien et l'Eglise d'Afrique au IIIe siècle. Tome VIII: Clément d'Alexandrie. Tome X: Origène. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armorial historique du Canton du Vallais.

      Neuchâtel, o. Vlg., 1868 - 4°, 4 Bl., 20 Taf. mit je 25 chromlithogr. Wappen, HLdr., Berieben, durchgehend stockfleckig, trotzdem gutes Exemplar Préface par de Mandrot. 1400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Utrecht 10.III.1868. 4 Seiten gr.8°. Frans Cornelis Donders (1818-1889), niederländischer Physiologe und Wegbereiter auf dem Gebiet der Augenheilkunde, führte die Korrektur des Astigmatismus durch Zylindergläser ein und entwickelte das erste Tonometer. - An den Vater seines Assistenten Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann, zunächst mit dem Dank für "die Winke, in Betreff des diaetetischen Verhaltens unseres Wilhelms", dann über den frühen Tod des Physiologen Albert von Bezold, bei dem Engelmann im Vorjahr promoviert hatte. - - ". Wie sympathisch wir sind bei dem schweren Verlust des trefflichen v. Bezold's brauche ich wohl kaum zu sagen: wir bemitleiden die arme junge Frau und die Eltern, aber besonders auch unseren Wilhelm, der Bezold nicht nur als Bruder liebte, sondern auch als Lehrer und Freund hoch verehrte. Und auch ich selber, gewiß wie Sie, habe Bezold als Mensch u. als Naturforscher hoch geschätzt, und kann seinen frühzeitigen Tod schwer verschmerzen . - - Wir haben unseren Wilhelm vom Herzen gern, und mit grossem Vergnügen haben wir auch seine liebe Eltern kennen gelernt. Aber besonders erfreuen wir uns auch, dass der Band zwischen Willy und unsere Marie uns auch mit Ihnen . in näherer Verbindung bringen wird ." - - Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann (1843-1909) leitete später als Nachfolger Du Bois-Reymonds das Physiologische Institut der Berliner Universität; er heiratete nicht Donders' Tochter Marie, sondern die Pianistin Emma Brandes. - - Sehr selten.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR L'ORTHOGRAPHE OU ORTOGRAFIE FRANCAISE SUIVIES D'UNE HISTOIRE DE LA REFORME ORTHOGRAPHIQUE DEPUIS LE X EME SIECLE JUSQUA NOS JOURS

      Edition : PARIS, FIRMIN DIDOT, 1868 - Relié avec : REMARQUES SUR LA REFORME DE L' ORTOGRAFIE FRANCAISE ADRESSEE A M. ED. RAOUX (1872) EN REPONSE AU PROGRAMME OFFICIEL DU COMITE CENTRAL - In fin l'article de M de SAINTE BEUVE inséré au Moniteur officiel au sujet des observations de l'orthographe française - Deux dédicaces autographes de l'auteur à Mr Asselineau- Deuxième édition considérablement augmentée (253 pages pour la première) - Demi-reliure à coins, cuir rouge, dos à nerfs, caissons décorés, titre doré, plats marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée - Ex-libris armorié gravé (Destouches) du Dr Felix Durosier - Quelques rousseurs - Bel exemplaire (4), 485, (2), (2), 68 Pages, 24,5 cm, relié. Très bon état [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Amies. Sonnets par le licenci? Pablo de Herlagnez

      Poulet-Malassis, 1868, Demi-cuir, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne Condition, ?dition OriginaleSize: 13,8cm x 18,1cm, 16pp. et 2ff. n. ch. 138mm x 181mm. Couverture rigide ? demi-cuir, couvertures vertes muettes conserv?es. Reliure us?e aux mors et sur les coins. Pages int?rieures en tr?s bonne condition. "Les" (de "Les Amies") sur la page titre en rouge, filet rouge autour du texte. ?dition originale ou seconde ?dition. Les bibliographes ne s'accordent pas sur cette derni?re. Oberl? estime qu'il s'agit d'un des deux tirages de l'originale, sans accorder de priorit? ? l'un ou ? l'autre; Dutel la d?crit comme ?tant la seconde et il date sa sortie en librairie du d?but de l'ann?e 1868; quant ? Galantaris, il s'agit pour lui de l'originale du second ?tat, alors que pour Montel elle est une contrefa?on. L'un des 44 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande (n? 11). ?dition limit?e ? 50 exemplaires. Le premier tirage de ce "mince recueil de vers de Paul Verlaine, [fut] publi? ? Bruxelles en d?cembre 1867 par Auguste Poulet-Malassis. Les premiers exemplaires furent saisis ? la fronti?re, et un jugement rendu le 6 mai 1868 par le tribunal correctionnel de Lille en ordonna la destruction" (Pia). "C'est, au fond un exercice d'?cole sur le th?me du lesbianisme que les Fleurs du mal, -- r?v?l?es, elles aussi, par Poulet-Malassis -- venaient de mettre ? la mode chez les jeunes po?tes de l'?poque" (Pia, Dictionnaire). // Un exemplaire similaire a ?t? vendu chez Christie's - Paris (Vente # 5021 - Lot 158; 29 novembre 2002) pour la somme de 5288 euros. Photos disponibles sur demande. English description available upon request, Livre

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        The Moonstone. A Novel

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1868. First US Edition. Hardcover. 223pp. Brown cloth stamped in blind on the front and in gold on the spine. Illustrated with wood engravings. A few speckles to front panel, small spot to bottom edge, previous owner&#39;s name in pencil on front pastedown endpaper, mild toning and soiling to text block. A solid very good copy. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. In Hubin, 1994, p. 180. ; Octavo .

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        Monographia molluscorum terrestrium fluvialium, lacustrium Insularum Maderensium.

      Olispone, typis Academicic, 1868. 4to. pp. (2), xix, 168, (2), with 2 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent black half calf, gilt lettered spine. Separately published, here with the printed frontwrapper. The work also appeared in the 'Academia Real da Sciencias, Nova Serie, IV, 1'. This separate issue is also listed in the British Museum (Natural History) Catalogue. A rare work on the shells of Madeira. Repairs to the front wrapper.

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        Die Anatomie der menschlichen Gehirn-Nerven für Studirende und Ärzte.

      . München, Lith.-Artist. Anstalt (Cotta) 1868, 4°, 1 Bl., IV, 63, (1) pp., 13 StahlstichTaf. (davon 1 zweiseitige) nach Albertschen Photographien in Stahl gestochen von A. Meermann & H.Bruch, 15 Bl. Tafelerklärungen, PappBd. d.Zt.. Nicolaus Rüdinger (1832-1896) "wirkte ...von 1881 ab als Prof. der Anat. in München. R. hat ... die Münchener anat. Sammlung überhaupt auf einen ausgezeichnet hohen Standpunkt gebracht. Während des deutsch-französischen Krieges war er chirurg. thätig und diesen Beziehungen zur Chirurgie verdankt die prakt. Anat. die Einführung der Karbolinjektion." - "Die Vollständigkeit der Beschreibung der zwölf Gehirn - Nerven - Paare mit Einschluss des "Nervus sympathicus' und unter Berücksichtigung des centralen Ursprungs und der mikroskopischen peripherischen Endigung der Nerven, erläutert durch kleine Ergänzungstafeln, verleiht der vorliegenden Schrift den Charakter eines Lehrbuches, in welchem die neuesten Resultate der Forschung gebührende Rücksicht gefunden." Vorwort d. Verl. - Pagel, 1444 f.

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        EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF KENSINGTON

      circa -1875 1868 - A small folio nineteenth century photograph album with a total of 87 tipped in photographs. The album has the book plate signed "Arthur and Fanny Roberts 1874" and contains some fascinating and rare early photographs of Kensington, some with interesting inscriptions:- 1). "the manor house of Earls Court 1874 on this site now stands the Earls Court Railway Station Earls Court Road". 2). "Kensington Church 1862" being a view of the old church showing the still standing arch to the left and Ken Church Street to the right. 3). "High Street Kensington 1868 the site now occupied by John Barker whose shop in the distance is the small public house that stood on the corner of King Street" being a splendid early view of the high street with horses, carts, road sweepers etc. 4). "Kensington Palace 1870 the man in the white hat is Mr Wickham who kept a drapers shop where Barkers now stands" a view of the palace with the said Mr Wickham and child. 5)."old public house 1869 stood in King Street Kensington Square said to be 200 years old." a view of a delapidated building with a group of poor looking men, women and children. 6). "Kensington Square photographed my me Roberts 1872" looking east. 7). "Kings Street Kensington Square 1867. the houses on the right of the view are where the opening to Ball Street was made when the better street was built". 8). "Kensington Church photographed by me A. Roberts" a view of the church taken from the North side of Kensington Square clearing showing the empty plot that was to become Barkers. 9). "the pulling down of Kensington church" a series of 4 photographs showing the dismantling of the church taken from the same spot as the previous photograph. 10). 2 photographs of Little Holland House 1874 The other photographs in the album, although interesting are not of London interest (except possibly 2 which are untitled). Research in the K and C library reveals one copy of these photographs which were previously believed to have been by a Dr Merriman and whose extra illustrated Faulkner History of Kensington was donated to the library. It seems that Dr Merriman and Dr Roberts both (1881 census) lived in Kensington Square and were likely to have been friends. I therefore assume the photos could have been by either man. A RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC KENSINGTON ITEM. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Captive Missionary:

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin,, [1868]. being an Account of the Country and People of Abyssinia. Embracing a Narrative of King Theodore&#39;s Life and his Treatment of Political and Religious Missions. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine, entwined in shackles, blind panels to the boards, large gilt device of an Abyssinian warrior to the upper board. Steel engraved group portrait frontispiece and 7 other steel-engraved plates. A little rubbed, hinges repaired and spine lined, light toning, but a very good copy. First edition. One of the key accounts of the events which led to the Abyssinian Expedition. Stern - "an arrogant bigot" (ODNB) - was treated particularly harshly. "The detention of Stern and his companions was widely publicized by Mrs Stern. The imprisonment of Cameron [British Consul] and Rassam [British Resident at Aden] was, however, politically more important, for it caused the British government to decide on military intervention. An expedition commanded by Sir Robert Cornelis Napier was dispatched from Bombay in the summer of 1867&#133; The British crossed northern Ethiopia without opposition. The first engagement took place below Maqdala, on 10 April 1868, when Téwodros&#39;s army was overwhelmed by British superiority in weapons. The emperor, wishing to make peace, released Stern and the other Europeans, but Napier decided to storm Maqdala, on 13 April. Téwodros, to escape capture, committed suicide. Maqdala, to Stern&#39;s satisfaction, was burnt to the ground on 17 April, after which the British expedition withdrew from Ethiopia." His health damaged by his experiences, Stern, who had originally gone to Ethiopia to convert the Falashas, remained in London thereafter and continued his work for the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, dying in 1885.

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        unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL.

      Wien 1868. 6 parts bound in 2 volumes. 4to (300 x 225mm). With 24 lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth. The almost complete entomological section, lacking the Lepidoptera part, of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Redtenbacher, L. Coleoptera. pp. iv, 249, with 5 plates; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera. pp. 156, with 4 plates; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae. pp. 119, with 4 plates; Bauer, F. Neuroptera. pp. 104, with 2 plates; Schiner, J.R. Diptera. pp. vi, 338, with 4 plates; Mayr, G.L. Hemiptera. pp. 204, with 5 plates. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai. A very fine copy.//Nissen ZBI, 4750.

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        The Grammar of Ornaments Illustrated By Examples From Various Styles of Ornaments 112 Plates

      London: Bernard Quaritch , 1868. Book measures 13 1/2 x 10 inches. Collation, 157pp text, engraved and printed title, 111 coloured chromolithographed plates, ( 112 including engraved title ). Bound in full period gilt leather, inner dentelles, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. Calf light rubbed, some scuff marking. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and plates in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a very attractive binding. . Decorative Gilt Leather. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        Le Bibliophile Francais : ( Complete 7 Vol. Set. 1868 - 1873 ) Gazette Illustree Des Amateurs De Livres, D&#39;&#39;Estampes Et De Haute Curiosite

      Paris, Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1868-1873. Leather. VeryGood.

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        Pneumatologie des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses en 7 volumes. Tome 1 : Premier mémoire. Manifestations fluidiques devant la science moderne. Tomes 2, 3, 4 et 5 Manifestations historiques dans l'antiquité profane et sacrée rapprochés.suite

      F. WATTELIER 1868 - R200009240: XXIV+463, LXVI+437, XI+503, VIII+468, XV+534, XLVII+486, 178 pages. Tome 2 à restaurer. Manifestations historiques dans l'antiquité profane et sacrée rapprochés des faits de l'ère actuelle (quatre parties). Tome 6 : Manifestations thaumaturgiques. Des esprits de l Esprit Saint et Du Miracle : Manifestation Thaumaturgiques i appendices et supplément du premier volume et troisieme memoire. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 130-Phénomènes paranormaux. Pseudo-sciences [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Opyt o zakonie narodonaseleniia ili izlozhenie proshedshago i nastoiashchago dieistviia etogo zakona na blagodenstvie cheloviecheskago roda, s prilozheniem nieskol&#39;kikh izsliedovanii o nadezhdie na ostranenie ili smiagchenie prichiniaemogo im zla. (An Essay on the Principle of Population)

      St Petersburg: E. E. Glazunova,, 1868. Translated by P. A. Bibikov. 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 144 mm). Original pale green printed wrappers to volume one, volume two in a facsimile stiff paper wrapper, the original rear printed paper wrapper preserved, spine and covers printed in black, preserved in a custom-made clam shell cloth box. Ownership inscription to title-pages and ownership stamp of Professor Katsenelenbaum of Moscow to first leaf of text in each volume. Wrappers a little soiled, some wear to the spine ends, front wrapper of volume 1 separating from spine at the foot, some pencil marking to the head of the rear cover. Overall an excellent set, uncut and largely unopened. First Russian language edition of Malthus&#39;s Essay on the Principle of Population, first published in English in 1798, one of the most important and influential works in the history of economic thought. The translation was made by P. A. Bibikov, a historian, philosopher, and literary critic, who had already translated Smith&#39;s Wealth of Nations in 1866. "Malthus was not the first writer to make the obvious point that the growth of population is ultimately limited by the food supply. He was, however, the first to bring it home to readers with the aid of a simple, powerful metaphor: population when allowed to increase without limit, increases in a geometrical ratio, while the food supply can at best increase at an arithmetical ratio; so, whatever the plausible rate of increase of the food supply, an unchecked multiplication of human beings must quickly lead to standing-room only" (Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. 141). "The central idea of the essay &#150; and hub of the Malthusian theory &#150; was a simple one ... If the natural increase in population occurs the food supply becomes insufficient and the size of the population is checked by &#39;misery&#39; &#150; that is the poorest sections of the community suffer disease and famine. Malthus recognises two other possible checks to population expansion: first &#39;vice&#39; &#150; that is, homosexuality, prostitution, and abortion (all totally unacceptable to Malthus); and second &#39;moral restraint&#39; &#150; the voluntary limitation of the product of children by the postponement of marriage." (PMM). "For today&#39;s readers, living in a post-Malthus era, the world&#39;s population problems are well known and serious, but no longer sensational. It is difficult therefore to appreciate the radical and controversial impact made by the Essay at the time of publication. It challenged the conventional notion that population growth is an unmixed blessing. It discussed prostitution, contraception, and other sexual matters. And it gave vivid descriptions of the horrendous consequences of overpopulation and of the brutal means by which populations are checked" (ODNB). Despite its unpopularity with liberal critics, Malthus&#39;s principle of population became accepted as a central tenet of classical political economy and Charles Darwin acknowledged Malthus&#39;s influence in the development of his theory of natural selection. Malthus was subsequently appointed Professor of History and Political Economy at the East India Company&#39;s Haileybury College.

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        Trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, before the Senate of the United States, on Impeachment by the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdemeanors - [The Full Text Complete in 3 Volumes]

      Washington, Govt. Print. Off. 1868 - Description: 3 v. 23 cm. Subjects: Impeachments--United States. Subjects: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875--seventeenth president of the United States. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monograhie du Palais du Commerce eleve a Lyon

      Paris: A. Morel. 1868. First. First edition. Large folio. Measures approximately 15" x 20.5". [8], 32pp., [48] numbered plates (including three double-page plates, one folding plate, and three color lithographic plates. Complete as issued. Contemporary dark red half morocco, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Ex-library with bookplate on the rear endpaper (one at the front was removed), and two small stamps on the first page of the subscriber&#39;s list, else no other markings. Moderate wear to the board edges, the first preliminary gathering is neatly detached, else very good with light scattered foxing. Magnificent engraved architectural plates, (including three chromolithographic plates), of The Palace of Commerce designed by the architect Rene Dardel. Inaugurated in 1860 with Napoleon III and the empress present, it still serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyons. .

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        Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 with Notes and Illustrations

      Richardson and Company, New York 1868 - Genealogical records and notes of this distinguished family, the most famous member of which is probably Gen. Robert E. Lee. Includes color plates of two coats of arms at front, engraved portraits, and extensive diagrams of family trees. Prior ownership name of Mrs. Edward A. Bridge dated 1868 on front free endpaper. Bound in brick-colored cloth over bevelled boards with gilt-stamped title and ornamental flourishes to spine, gilt-stamped coat of arms on upper board. Both boards ruled in blind, lower board has coat of arms in blind. All edges gilt. Some fraying to cloth at spine ends, light rubs at extremities, text is somewhat shaken with a few signatures hanging by threads. viii, 9-15, 21-114 pages color coats of arms, black and white plates, cuts [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WORDS OF HOPE & COMFORT FOR THE SORROWFUL

      London: Mr Mitchell, Publisher to the Queen, Chromo-Lithographed by Day & Son, no date [ca.1860s]. Original red bevel edge cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind. Modern rebacking of matching red morocco, gilt titled, cloth inner hinges. 25 colour plates on 13 heavy leaves, all edges gilt. Some professional repairs at outer corners and edges of covers; small chip at bottom edge of front free endpaper; scattered foxing to margins but only a few of the plates show any foxing at all; separation at fore edge of two leaves (a very easy repair if desired); else a VG tight copy, plates bright and clean. The leaves (all but the last) have a colour plate on each side mounted within a heavy card frame, two frames joined to make each leaf. >>> Old ink inscription on front free endpaper "Given to my Father, Rev Rufus W. Clark, D.D. at Albany, N.Y. - January first - 1868 by General Stephen Van Rensselaer." Tipped in at inner edge of one leaf (the other is loose) is a two page letter signed from Stephen Van Rensselaer to Clarke dated 1 Jan., 1868, headed "Manor House", with his printed monogram, 8 x 5 inches, folded twice, short tears to two folds, else fine. The text is in a secretarial hand, which perhaps isn&#39;t such a pity. as Ms Clark was confused about which Van Rensselaer gave the book to her father. It has to have been Stephen Van Rensselar IV (1789-1868), one of the largest land-holders in New York, the son of the distinguished War of 1812 general and politician Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839). IV found himself involved a the 30 year Anti-Rent Wars when the estate was divided. Van Rensselaer IV writes "Dear Doctor, Among the many books I have overlooked, this one I send is the most artistic & beautiful in design & in execution. The title alone renders it somewhat inappropriate, as never has God&#39;s enchanted sun shine beamed more fully upon a family, than upon yours.....Your, aged friend, S.V Rensselaer" ( the text body, in a secretarial hand, is in sepia ink, the signature in black ink). In pencil lightly on the back of the tipped in leaf is "This book belongs to Eliza W. Clark" >>> Biblical calligraphed texts with fancy illustrated borders, illustrated and decorated initials (some in gilt). Inspired by the medieval illuminated manuscript, but thoroughly High Victorian, a striking example. COPAC locates only one copy, at the Nat. Lib. of Scotland. WorldCat finds three - at Cal. State, Stanford, and Delaware. Note: heavy book, please enquire for shipping rate.. Hardcover. Folio.

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        Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer

      Hardwicke, London 1868 - Falconer, Hugh (1808-65). Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer, A.M., M.D. . . . Compiled and edited by Charles Murchison, M.D., F.R.S. 2 vols. Vol. I: lvi, 590pp. 34 plates, text illustrations. Vol. II: xiii, [77], 675pp. 38 plates, text illustrations. 215 140 mm. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1868. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. Library stamps on verso of title pages of both volumes, and small stamp on the title of Vol. II. Marginal repairs to frontispiece and first 7 leaves of Vol. I, a few pencil marks in the margins, light toning, but very good. First Edition of the collected paleontological works, both published and previously unpublished, of the Scottish geologist and botanist Hugh Falconer, whose extensive studies of India's fossil mammals earned him and his colleague Proby Cautley the London Geological Society's prestigious Wollaston Medal. Falconer became interested in paleontology while stationed in India as an employee of the British East India Company. In the early 1830s he discovered the Siwalik fossil beds in the southernmost part of the Himalayas, where he and Cautley excavated an enormous variety of now-extinct specimens, including the mastodon, sivatherium, saber-toothed tiger and the giant tortoise Colossochelys Atlas. Falconer's observations of the evolutionary history preserved in the Siwalik strata--long periods of stasis followed by short periods of rapid change--led him to introduce the evolutionary theory known as punctuated equilibrium, a theory further developed in the twentieth century by Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould. Upon his retirement and return to London in 1855 Falconer devoted all of his time to paleontological and geological pursuits, and became involved in the question of the antiquity of man. Together with Pengelly, Falconer was one of the first two scientists to visit Brixham Cave after its discovery in 1858, and he was instrumental in obtaining the necessary funding and scientific personnel for its excavation. Falconer's letter of 10 May 1858 to the Geological Society informing them of the Brixham Cave site is included in Volume II of the Palaeontological Memoirs, together with his report on the results of the cave excavations delivered on 9 September. We have not been able to find any evidence that this letter and report were published prior to their inclusion in the Palaeontological Memoirs. The excavation of Brixham Cave culminated in what Falconer's biographer Charles Murchison called "the great and sudden revolution in modern opinion, respecting the probable existence at a former period of man and many extinct mammalia" (p. 486).Falconer left a large portion of his paleontological researches unpublished on his death, while many of his earlier papers had appeared only in such hard-to-find periodicals such as the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The present collection brings together all of Falconer's memoirs on paleontology, with the first volume containing his work on the fossil zoology of the Siwalik formations and the second his later paleontological researches, including his investigations on the antiquity of man and his important memoir on the fossil rhinoceros, published here for the first time. This set is rare and very difficult to find. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Correspondence with the Colonial Office

      London: Printed by Henry Kent Causton & Son. 1868, 1st thus. () [ii],79pp. Very good. Folio, sewn as issued, in printed blue wrappers. At head: "Hudson&#39;s Bay Company." Correspondence dated from 1862-1868 mainly regarding the status of the vast territory of Rupert&#39;s Land. Not in Peel, cf. 283. Second half of Great Britain Colonial Office..

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        EL ANCLA DE LEVA. ARTE DE APAREJAR Y MANIOBRAS DE LOS BUQUES. (2 TOMOS)

      - Cádiz, 1868-1874. Imprenta y Litografía de la Revista Médica. 1ªedición. Obra en dos tomos. Tomo I: 384pp+109 láminas litográficas, algunas desplegables. Tomo II: 140pp.+75 láminas. Holandesa-piel con dorados en lomera y planos en cartoné. Litografías de L. Potenciano. MARINA Y NAVEGACION

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