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        Realities of Irish Life

      Longmans, Green, London., 1868. First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 407. 30 engraved plates by the author's son, J. Townsend Trench; large folding map at rear. Original green gilt pictorial cloth. The author was Land Agent in Ireland to the Marquis of Lansdowne, Marquis of Bath, and Lord Digby, and was there during the Great Famine. Single library stamp and date and shelf mark written in ink on verso of title-page. Two closed tears to the map which is also a little spotted. Very good indeed.

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de M. G. Gancia. Composée en partie de Livres de la première Bibliothèque du Cardinal Mazarin et d'Ouvrages précieux provenant des Principaux Cabinets dispersés pendant les Vingt dernières Années

      xvi, 189 pp. 8vo, cont. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1868. Very little is known about G. Gancia, described by Breslauer as a "somewhat shadowy, obviously Italian, dealer operating in Brighton, England." Nevertheless, he was the greatest dealer in England of the period for French books. He issued a series of catalogues between 1848 and 1858 from 73 King's Road, Brighton and was, along with Tross, the chief supplier of French books to Huth. He was also active as a publisher. Arriving at retirement age, Gancia began to consign his enormous inventory to the leading auction houses of London and Paris for nearly twenty years. The present catalogue is one in the series of Paris sales. It describes 1150 quite extraordinary books, mostly French and Italian. We learn from the auctioneer's introductory comments that Gancia acquired his stock, now partly sold here, at the most important sales in London and Paris since 1847: Libri, Taylor, A. Bertin, Coste, Renouard, etc. and the majority of the books were finely bound by Niedrée, Trautz-Bauzonnet, Duru, Capé, and Lortic. Fine copy from the library of Eric Speeckaert with bookplate. ❧ See Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, Supp., col. 354.

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        Rambles in the Rhine Provinces.

      London: Murray 1868 - First edition. 4to., illustrated with 14 albumen prints mounted (typical size 9 x 11.5cm.), 2 chromolithographs, 4 full-page wood-engravings, numerous vignettes in text, original original blue patterned cloth gilt, gilt vignettes to upper cover, all edges gilt, an excellent copy. Gernsheim, Incunabula 425. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brigands of the Morea: A Narrative of the Captivity of Mr S Soteropoulos [In Two Volumes]

      London:: Saunders, Otley, and Co.,, 1868.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. xiv, [2], 294, [32]; [iv], 326. Bookseller's 1868 list at back of Vol I. Each volume has a colour frontis (printed by Vincent Brooks Day and Son), showing a Greek Pallekaria in Moreote costume. This is significant, as several authorities, having encountered only copies with a single tinted litho frontis, have taken the view that a rumoured edition with two colour frontispieces is mythical. Well, here it is! Minor soiling to prelims, contents very clean. 1967 ownership name to Vol I free endpaper. In the original bindings of blue pebble cloth, boards decorated in blind, spines titled and decorated in gilt. Firm, spines a little dulled, slight wear to ends. Very scarce thus, and a nice set.

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        Swiss scenery.

      London: Alfred Bennett 1868 - Second edition, enlarged. 4to., 31 original mounted photographs on 25 leaves, descriptive letterpress, original tissue guards (browned), last few leaves a little creased in upper margin with occasional light waterstain, photographs in excellent condition, original green cloth gilt, light wear, all edges gilt, a very good copy of a scarce book. A rare photograph book by Thompson, a photographer perhaps best known for his monumental work recording the archaeological and art collections of the British Museum. The work was originally published in 1866 with 28 photographs. Cf. Gernsheim ,Incunabula, 350 (first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Irish Law Times and Solicitors's Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 - 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of 'The Irish Law Times Reports' bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important "Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 - 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs". [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege].

      95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Quarto. Volume I (1868) - Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) - Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging. Representative Pagination Examples for two 19th century Volumes of the Irish Law Times. Volume I: XX, 808, 112 pages / Volume XXIV: XV, 666 pages.

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        The Drinker Farm Tragedy Trial and Conviction of James Jeter Phillips

      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. Some soiling, spotting and rubbing with waer to spine ends. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. $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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        FUKUJU SOH: THE ADONIS PLANT. [An Erotic Color Illustrated Woodblock Printed Boo

      - [Japan n.d. ca 1868]. Gold brocade green cloth covers, acco- rdion folded, all edge silver gilt, album size 17 x 25 cm., contains 12 double page prints opening to 34 x 25 cm. Oban size, plus an introductory illustrated page. STUNNING ! This is a most famous book executed by one of Japan's most famous painters and woodblock print artist, Hokusai [1760- 1849], who was commonly known as the "Mad Man on Painting." The original was printed in the late 1810's it was unsigned, several variant editions are known, most copies were lost or now unaccounted for. It is part of Hokusai's erotic tri- logy. This posthumous edition has been meticulously carved and printed with the utmost care and registry. The book used some twenty different colors, each color printed by a diffe- rent wood-block. An interesting proof of age, is found on page [six], the rape scene. The girl's red under-Kimono was printed from a color made from finely ground iron. The red has now turned to an iron-red patina with a dark purple hue. This common color was used at the beginning of the Meiji period [1868-1912] for most solid reds. Humidity content determines the amount of time it takes to give this patina, on the average, about 100-135 years for this reaction to change the properties of the iron, forcing it to oxidize and change into and achieve this marvelous color and affect [see #6 scan]. While the book has a proper title slip, it was intentionally left blank. The over all condition of the book is quite good with very minor reservations. A small amount of foxing, more on some, less on other prints, some are even approaching fine. On page #11, the print is about 5 mm. shorter at the bottom, but this does NOT affect the overall value of the image as it is insignificant. A small, faint amount of transfer from the black is evident with close scrutiny. Overall the work is quite lovely, and the viewer is soon distracted to the subject of the images rather than the minor flaws. A truly magnificent and unusual example of early Meiji polychrom printing. Most of the Shun Pon [erotic books] of this period show small images, drawn from a distance, with room decorations, food, bedding, flow- ing robes, furniture and outside scenery. This by stark con- trast has directed the viewer to the real point of Shun Pon [literally Spring Book Pictures.after all, spring in Asia means a new beginning and the opening of a New Year.return of nature from a winter's sleep, what better things to think of and do for a good New Year start if not sex !] is to sti- mulate and enhance the act of making love. The book begins sans title page nor artist's name recognition. Many books of this subject were clearly executed by some of the most famous artists of the period. It was a quick source of cash for starving artists. The work starts out with a double-page showing sliding Fusuma doors, an invitation to voyeurism. The doors are subtly decorated giving no clue to the true nature of the contents, useful for coercing young virgins to have a look.also the reason for no title slip. Each of the subsequent 12 double pages are devoted to the real subj- ect of this book. The joy, art and pleasure of love-making. From the beginning of recorded time the Japanese were not a prudish people. In fact, they held strong beliefs in and worship of inanimate sexual objects such as trees, rocks and other things that showed a natural resemblance to the genitalia. These objects were collected & placed in shrines. Later, some were carved from wood and stone and placed in special "fertility shrines" in Japan. Barren women often visited these shrines offering prayers to the Gods for fert- ility and evoked charms. Stories passed down over the cent- centuries, that some of the keepers of these fertility shri- nes, or their priests were willing "assistants" of these "Gods" & gladly inseminated such vulnerable women. The Jap- anese had an affinity with the natural expression of passion passion and lust. Rape of women alone alon

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        The Irish Law Times and Solicitors's Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 - 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of 'The Irish Law Times Reports' bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important "Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 - 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs". [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege].

      95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Dublin, John Falconer, 1868-1972. Quarto. Volume I (1868) - Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) - Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging. Representative Pagination Examples for two 19th century Volumes of the Irish Law Times. Volume I: XX, 808, 112 pages / Volume XXIV: XV, 666 pages.

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        Collins' map of Victoria

      London : W. Collins, Sons & Co., [1868-69). Engraved map of Victoria, printed in colours, dissected and laid on to linen, decorative border, index to towns and places around the permineter, inset map of the world. A rare colonial map of Victoria, recorded in only four Australian libraries (NLA, SLNSW, University of Melbourne, Monash University). Not in Tooley.

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        Fables de La Fontaine. Avec les dessins de Gustave Doré

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1868. In-4. Reliure demi maroquin à coins rouge, plats papier jaspé écaille de tortue, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, titre, auteur, année de parution dorés, tête dorée, LX + 864 pp., portrait de La Fontaine en frontispice, 84 compositions de Doré à pleine page, 248 vignettes, en-têtes et culs-de-lampe gravées sur bois dans le texte. Coins de pied usés et réparés, bordures des plats légèrement frottées ou partiellement usées, manque 3 cm au coin de pied de la page de garde supérieure, rares et infimes rousseurs, intérieur très frais. Bel exemplaire. "Les Fables de La Fontaine", une ample comédie à cent actes divers et dont la scène est l'univers..." Avec cet ouvrage, Gustave Doré témoigne d'un art de plus en subtil des images. Vignettes et illustrations en pleine page se répondent pour exprimer toutes les nuances du temps ou bien les points de vues des différents protagonistes, par une technique de "champ" et "contre-champ" qui fera les beaux jours du cinématographe, en accommodant le merveilleux aux exigences de son siècle.

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        Fables de La Fontaine

      Hachette et Cie, 1868. In-4, demi maroquin brun, dos à faux nerfs, LX- 864 pp., portrait de La Fontaine en frontispice, 84 compositions de Doré à pleine page, 248 vignettes, en-têtes et culs-de-lampe gravées sur bois dans le texte. Rares rousseurs, légères griffures. Très bon exemplaire

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        Tenders for Survey in Northern Territory

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1868. Foolscap folio, 8 pages plus copies of two enclosures with the tender forms: a folding plan showing the proposed system of surveying sections (approximately 260 x 315 mm) and a large folding colour map, 'Sketch Map of the North Territory Country in the vicinity of Adam Bay, constructed by J.W.O. Bennett, Draughtsman, from data and instructions furnished by the Hon. B.T. Finniss, L.Col. V.M.F., Govt. Resident Northern Territory. Showing approximately the tracks of the various explorers of the N.T. and the locality of the gold producing district discovered by Mr F.H. Litchfield in September 1865' (515 x 595 mm). Modern cloth with the title in gilt on the front cover; light marginal foxing to the text and folding plan, with light waterstains to the leading edge of the last leaf; the folding map is foxed (confined mainly to the wide unprinted margins and blank areas of the printed surface), and there are light waterstains along portions of the top and leading edges; notwithstanding, a very good copy of a very rare item. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 100 of 1868-69. It contains full details of the nine tenders for the survey of 420,000 acres of land in the Northern Territory, together with a report on them by George Goyder, the Surveyor-General. He saw fit to consider seriously only one of the tenders, and his concluding remarks suggest the ultimate course of action: 'it only remains to be considered whether an efficient party, organized and equipped by the Government, and the additional information gained thereby, would not be infinitely preferable to the bare local description of the country actually operated on by the contractors'. The very detailed map may be seen as a monument to Bennett, who returned with Goyder's party, only to meet his death by spearing on 29 May 1869. Offered together with a copy of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 79, 1978, containing a relevant article by Michael Williams: 'George Woodroofe Goyder - a Practical Geographer' (22 pages with 3 maps and 3 plates). Also included is a signed copy of the recent biography of Goyder by Janis Sheldrick: 'Nature's Line. George Goyder. Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary' (Wakefield Press, 2013; octavo, xiv, 458 pages plus 28 colour illustrations and endpaper maps; papered boards with the dustwrapper).

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        Biblia dat is De Gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Door Last der Hoogh Mog. Heeren Staten Generael. van de Vereenighde Nederlanden, en volgens het Besluyt vande Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de Oorspronckelicke talen in onse Nederlandsche tale getrouwelick overgeset. Met nieuwe bygevoeghde Verklaringen op de duystere plaetsen, aenteeckeningen vande gelyck Luydende Texten, ende nieuwe Registers over beyde de Testamenten. Ende door gemeene ordre der Nederlandsche Kercken verbetert van Druckfouten en Misstellingen die in den Eersten Druck gevonde worden.

      Kampen, S. van Velzen Jr. 1868. (1, 26) 332, (2) 144, (15) 169, (2) 70 folia. Origineel Leer met ribben, stempels, 8 hoeken en 2 sloten, Folio H. 39,5 x L. 29,5 x B. 12 cm. (De platen zijn wat gevlekt in de marges. Nette uitgave van deze bekende 19e eeuwse Bijbel in nieuwe druk, bevat het Oude en Nieuwe Testament en de Apocriefen. Geïllustreerd met verschillende platen.).

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        Description and Guide to Peterhof].

      Imper. Akad. nauk Skt. Peterburg 1868 - Octavo (26 x 17 cm), two parts in one volume. Half-title, frontiespice, title, [4], iv, [2], with 35 eng. plates and two folding lith. plans. Contemporary calf over brown cloth boards, decorative ornament blindstamped to covers, lettering and decorative ornament stamped in blind to spine; spine rubbed and chipped, corners slightly bumped. An extensive description of the Peter the Great's favoured residence compiled by the Russian general, historian and publisher Geyrot (1817—1882). The work comprises two parts: the first one provides a historical overview of the Peterhof area from 1500 until 1868 when the imperial residence received the bride of the future Alexander III, Princess Dagmar of Denmark; the second part serves as a guide to the Peterhof complex. The work is based on the extensice research of archives, memoires and accounts of the Russian and foreign travellers and is richly illustrated with engraved views of the residence after the drawings by Karl Osipovich Brozh and two plans - of Pererhof and of the environs of Saint Petersburg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A BOOK OF SCOTISH PASQUILS, 1568-1715. (Scottish). Bound with A PACKET OF PESTILENT PASQUILS.

      Edinburgh William Paterson Princes Street 1868 - FIRST EDITION edited by James Maidment, 1868. Thick 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, vignette to title page, 1 headpiece and a few tailpieces, pages: xxviii, 438, followed by: A Packet of Pestilent Pasquils, 31 pages, privately printed, bound in half red morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, dividing gilt rules to covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, pale binder's name at bottom of first blank endpaper (bound by Ramage, London), A very good plus clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHIQUES SUR ÉMAIL VITRIFIÉS ET INALTÈRABLES COMME LES PEINTURES DE SÈVRES PAR LAFON DE CAMARSAC

      Paris: Chez L'auteur, 1868. First edition. 8vo., 28 pp., occasional light foxing and mild creasing. A very good copy in the original printed wrappers. Laid-in is a 4 pp. illustrated brochure by Lafon de Camarsac promoting his ceramic portraits and showing the various sizes with corresponding prices; scattered foxing; else very good. "The first printing of a photographic image on a ceramic surface was undertaken by Lafon de Camarsac in France, 1854, using a gum bichromate system. This relied on the light sensitive chemical potassium bichromate. Mixed with gum arabic, and a sticky substance like honey, it was coated onto a ceramic surface and exposed to light through a positive transparency. Where light hit the surface of the tile, it fixed the gum; where it was darker the substance, remained proportionately sticky to the amount of light falling onto its surface. The result was a latent photograph, revealed when ceramic pigment was dusted onto its surface. Where gum has hardened no pigment adhered, but pigment did adhere to those areas un- or under-exposed. It appears that he also used a system where ceramic pigment was mixed into the light sensitive emulsion. In 1868 Lafon de Camarsac was marketing a system of producing portraits on porcelain, and although a number of companies were said to have taken up the system, it was one requiring a degree of skill to work effectively and consistently; and it wasn't one for mass industrial use." p. 29 Scott, Paul. CERAMICS AND PRINT. London: A & C Black, 2004. Second edition. Roosens and Salu No. 3530. WorldCat locates only three copies, Indiana State University, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and Paris - CNAM.

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        Ireland.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. c 1868 - c. 24 x 20 cm. Original chromolithographed (colour printed) caricature map of Ireland. Four lines of verse beneath map.

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        The Irish Law Times and Solicitors's Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 - 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of 'The Irish Law Times Reports' bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important "Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 - 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs". [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege].

      Dublin: John Falconer. Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging.. 95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Dublin, John Falconer, 1868-1972. Quarto. Volume I (1868) - Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) - Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging. Representative Pagination Examples for two 19th century Volumes of the Irish Law Times. Volume I: XX, 808, 112 pages / Volume XXIV: XV, 666 pages.

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        ROYER, LOUIS--- Bidprentje voor Louis Royer (1793-1868), 1 stuk, gedrukt.

      Hierbij: originele handtekening; portret in staalgravure door Evert Slaghek, 1868, naar Taurel; gedichtje van Busken Huet bij een foto van Royer, 4 regels, manuscript. M12800

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        Zeitschrift für Locomotivführer 8 Bände 1868 - 1889

      8 Hln-Bände, je ca. 380 - 480 S., einige Abb. im Text, Bindung teils gelockert, Papier gebräunt u. teils stockfleckig, Deckel beschabt u. bestoßen.

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        Animals and Plants under Domestication

      A scarce two volume set of Animals and Plants under Domestication in very good condition for the age. This first issue copy has the six line errata to volume I and seven line errata to volume II. Only 1500 copies of the first issue were printed and "represents the only section of Darwin's big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters.  A second section on natural selection has been transcribed from the manuscript notes by R. C. Stauffer and appeared in 1975" Freeman 877. The books contain book plates by "James Muir Dowie" who was married to Annie Dowie. Charles Darwin had corresponded to Mrs Dowie as noted in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 23; Volume 1875. The volumes contain 43 woodcut illustrations. 32pp. Publishers catalogue dated April 1867 at the end of volume I, 2pp. Publisher's list at the end of volume II. Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine with blind decorations on the covers. Volume II has slight bubbling on the cover. Slight marking in few places. Dark green end papers with owner's stamp, "James Muir Dowie". Foxing on the first pages. Stitching breaking at the front of volume II with leaves loosening. Volume II has a piece taken away from the outer margin with no loss of text on pages 63-64. Extremities are lightly rubbed. 8vo.

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        Eigenhändiger Brief an den Komponisten Peter Cornelius in München.

      Wiesbaden, 19. August, 1868. - circa 22 x 13,8 cm. 1 Doppelblatt, eine Seite eng beschrieben gefaltet "Ausführlicher Brief an den Komponisen Peter Cornelius (1824-1874), der 1859 nach Wien ging, wo er Friedrich Hebbel und Richard Wagner kennenlernte. Er blieb bis 1864 und begleitete dann Wagner 1865 nach München. Dort kam er in den Genuss eines Ehrensoldes von König Ludwig II. Am 21. Mai 1865 kam Cornelius' zweite Oper, El Cid, mit Erfolg zur Uraufführung. Zwei Jahre später berief man Cornelius in München an die neu errichtete Musikhochschule als Dozent für Rhetorik und Harmonielehre. - Wir zitieren weite Strecken von Bülows Brief: " Lieber Freund, Schon früher, Du wirst Dich erinnern, proponirte ich Dir, Deine Cid-Partitur beim hiesigen Hoftheater einzureichen. Raff hat gestern das Buch gelesen und sprach mit einer bei ihm seltenen Wärme und Befriedigung davon. Er ist meiner Meinung: schicke Partitur an ihn oder noch besser mit einem nicht zu bescheidenen Briefe an Herrn Hofkapellmeister Wilhelm Jahn, einen der besten derzeitigen deutschen Operndirigenten. Wenn das Werk angenommen sein wird und man an die Vorbereitungen zur Auff. denkt mußt Du natürlich auf einige Wochen selbst herkommen und Dich mit dem Volke in Personalverkehr setzen. Daß der Direktor des Rh(einischen). M(usikfestes) Dir den Urlaub nicht verweigern wird, daran wirst Du nicht zweifeln. Also - oder soll ich lieber an Deine Frau schreiben? Verständiger wär?s aber meine Hand ist vom Schreiben steif. Ist Dir die Bote-Bocksche Preisausschreibung für Libretto zu kom. Oper von 3 Akten, später Composition bekannt? Betheilige Dich doch, möchte gern Pogner bei Dir spielen. Mit besten Wünschen für Dein und der Deinigen Wohlergehen Dein getreuer Hbülow. Wie geht?s den Meinigen? Es wäre eigentlich recht freundlich wenn Du mir ein Telegramm in Briefform darüber sendetest. Ich habe Textbücher vom Cid mitgenommen und werde K(apell) M(eister) Jahn dieser Tage ebenfalls eines einhändigen." - Joachim Raff (1822-1882) suchte 1847 in Stuttgart Fuss zu fassen, wo er auch seinem später wohl treusten Freund und Förderer seiner Werke, Hans von Bülow, zum ersten Mal begegnete. - Wilhelm Jahn (1835-1900) hatte als Kapellmeister die Orchester in den Opernhäusern von Amsterdam, Prag und Wiesbaden geleitet. 1880 ging er auf Betreiben von Eduard Hanslick nach Wien. - Bote und Bock war eine Musikalienhandlung in Berlin. - Pogner ist die Titelfigur in Wagners "Meistersinger von Nürnberg". Im Nürnberg der Reformationszeit hat der reiche Goldschmied Veit Pogner seine einzige Tochter Eva demjenigen zur Ehe versprochen, der bei einem Wettsingen am bevorstehenden Johannistag den Preis gewinnen würde. - Nur wenige kleine Fleckchen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Offenbar ungedruckt (in der Briefausgabe nicht enthalten). "

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        Dental Cosmos. A Monthly record of dental science. Volumes 10 - 56 (without vols 19, 20, 26, 39, 43/2. Together 41 complete years, bound in 60 volumes.

      Philadelphia, Samuel S. White publ., 1868-1914. Size: 22,5 x 14,5 to 24,5 x 17 cm. Each year about 700 to 1200 pp. with some text ills. (Later years bound in 2 volumes). Uniform half cloth bindings with titled spines. *A few volumes with some using traces and somewhat browned, but mostly in very good condition. (High weight of ca. 60 kg - Higher shipping costs out of Europe). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A invenção dos aerostatos reivindicada. Exame critico das noticias e documentos concernentes as tentativas aeronauticas de Bartholomeu Lourenço de Gusmão.

      Évora, Typ. da Folha do Sul, 1868. - 8°, recent marbled boards, leather label on upper board (original printed wrappers bound in). Clean and crisp. Uncut. In very fine condition. 116 pp., (2 ll. contents and errata), 2 wood-engraved plates. *** FIRST EDITION. An examination of the documents supporting the claim that Gusmão, the famous Voador, was actually the first to build a flying machine; includes an illustration of Gusmão's "Passarola" as it was shown in contemporary engravings (a large bird) and as it was shown in a contemporary manuscript (a gondola with a triangular cover). At the end is "a very good bibliography" (Borba de Moraes) listing some 70 books, journal articles and manuscripts discussing either Gusmão or the early history of ballooning and flying machines.Gusmão (1685-1724), born in Santos, São Paulo, was the brother of P. Alexandre de Gusmão, noted Brazilian writer and educator. Bartholomeu was educated at Santos and at Coimbra, where he took orders. While in Portugal he applied for a royal patent on a flying machine, which he demonstrated on 5 August 1709 before the Court and an amazed multitude. He attracted enthusiastic praise in prose and verse, but also the attention of the Inquisition, which suspected that he was engaged in witchcraft. Gusmão never made another ascension, and some years later, when he had lost the King's favor, was warned that the Inquisition had condemned him to death. That same night he fled Portugal, but died in Toledo soon after of a fever.Simões was a native of Coimbra.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 814-5. On Gusmão, see Blake I, 383-5 and Duhem, Musée aéronautique avant Montgolfier pp. 138-50. Not in Innocêncio; on the author, see VIII, 340 and XX, 283. NUC: DLC, CSmH, DCU-IA. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Ghazir, 1867-1868. - Der italienische Missionar Louis Canuti war u.a. einer der Mitbegründer und später Rektor des von Jesuiten gegründeten Priesterseminars im libanesischen Ghazir, in welchem später u.a. auch der maronitische Erzbischof und Patriarch Elias Peter Hoayek unterrichtet wurde. Später war Canuti auch Superior in Zahlé, wo er 1891 verstarb (vgl. ausführlich: O‘Neill, Charles E. Diccionario histórico de la Compania de Jesus I, 640). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Ride Across a Continent: A Personal Narrative of Wanderings through Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

      Richard Bentley, London., 1868. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes in one. pp xxviii, 299; viii, 297. Frontispiece in each volume; one other plate in first volume; two other in second volume. Original blue publisher's cloth, ornate gilt design on spine on upper cover. All edges gilt. The book not only investigates the antiquities of Nicaragua but also goes into the "Rio Frio mystery", a tribe of Costa Rican Indians with fair features. A journalist by profession, the author also wrote books on orchids. School prize plate on front pastedown. Near fine. Rare, especially in this condition.

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        DICKENS Charles 1812 1870 Writer

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Charles Dickens") to J.C. Parkinson [Joseph Charles Parkinson, a contributor to All the Year Round], a glowing letter of recommendation for Parkinson who hoped to be appointed Commissioner of Inland Revenue. 3 pages 8vo, Gad's Hill Place, Christmas Day, 1868.

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        Scotland: Her Songs and Scenery, as sung by Her Bards, and seen in the Camera

      London: A.W. Bennett, 1868. 14 albumen photographs tipped-in, by S. Thompson and P. Ewing (10 by Stephen Thompson and 4 by P. Ewing.) 192 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt with emblematic designs; spine ends rubbed. Very Good. 14 albumen photographs tipped-in, by S. Thompson and P. Ewing (10 by Stephen Thompson and 4 by P. Ewing.) 192 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. With photos of Staffa (at p. 113), Burns's Cottage, Banks of Doon, Falls of Moness, View on the Devon, Pass of Glencoe, Loch Coruisk & Bruces Landing, etc.

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        Recollections of Past Life.

      London, Spottiswode & Co., 1868. 8vo. Original maroon pebble-grained cloth, spine lettered 1868, front cover with H. H. in gilt; pp. [iv], 194; a near fine copy of a great rarity. Privately printed first edition, presentation copy inscribed, signed and dated April 11, 1868 by Holland to his friend Dr. Henry Bence Jones, physician, chemist and promotor of the Royal Society. These are the vividly written recollections of one of the most relentless and keen British travellers of the 19th century. Sir Henry Holland (1788-1873) was a successful society physician, related to Josiah Wedgwood, the patron of the arts, and to the novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. 'Holland very determinedly carved out for himself exactly the life he wanted. Spare of stature but blessed with exceptionally good health, he was able to indulge his abiding love of travel right up to the time of his death' (ODNB). He began travelling abroad with a trip to Iceland in 1810, which provided data for his doctoral thesis De morbis Islandiae. This was followed, after his graduation by visiting Portugal, Gibraltar, Sardinia, Sicily, the Ionian Isles, and Greece, resulting in his book Travels in the Ionian Isles. The success of his medical practice 'gave him the freedom to pursue his great love of travel. In his lifetime he visited every European capital, made two visits to Iceland, and eight to America, covering more than 26,000 miles of that continent' (ibid.). Apart from Holland's few travel books and contributions to periodicals, this book is the best source about his life and passion for travel. Provenance: The dedicatee of this copy, Henry Bence Jones, is mentioned on p. 132 of the book as 'my friend', with whom Holland had tried to establish a research fund for the Royal Society, in order to set up a permanent laboratory. The only copy of this first edition located on the British Isles is at Aberdeen University. Although the book went through at least four editions - all with small print runs - in the early 1870s, it is a very rare title.

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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.)"

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        Dental Cosmos. A Monthly record of dental science. Volumes 10 - 56 (without vols 19, 20, 26, 39, 43/2. Together 41 complete years, bound in 60 volumes.

      Philadelphia, Samuel S. White publ., 1868-1914. - Size: 22,5 x 14,5 to 24,5 x 17 cm. Each year about 700 to 1200 pp. with some text ills. (Later years bound in 2 volumes). Uniform half cloth bindings with titled spines. *A few volumes with some using traces and somewhat browned, but mostly in very good condition. (High weight of ca. 60 kg - Higher shipping costs out of Europe). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 60000

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        G. Bizzozero, Sulla funzione ematopoetica del midollo delle ossa. Gazetta medicia Italiana-Lombardia. 1868. No.46 (p.885). + Seconda communicazione preventiva. Gaz. ... 1869. No.2 (pp.149-150).

      Zbl. med. Wiss., 6/56 7/10. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 26. December 1868 und 20. Februar 1869, 8, 881-896 145-160, Broschur. First German Edition - This Translation of Boll gained Bizzozero the world wide recognition!Giulio Bizzozero (1846-1901) studied medicine at the University of Pavia, graduating in 1866 at the age of 20. After working in Pavia, he was appointed professor of general pathology in Turin. Like Neumann, he also studied with Virchow in Berlin. At age 22 in 1868, he published two articles confirming that nucleated red blood cells in the marrow evolved into nonnucleated red cells and extended these observations to include the formation of white blood cells (1,2). Bizzozero also concluded that the marrow was the site not only of blood formation but also of blood destruction, based on the erroneous assumption that large cells containing pigment granules were scavenger cells containing red cell debris." Barry Cooper: The origins of bone marrow as the seedbed of our blood: from antiquity to the time of Osler. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2011 Apr 24(2): 115-1181.: Bizzozero G. Sulla funzione ematopoetica del midollo del ossa. Zentralbl Med Wissensch. 18686:885. 2.: Bizzozero G. Sulla funzione ematopoetica del midollo del ossa. Seconda communicazione preventia. Zentralbl Med Wissensch. 186910:149-150.Garrison & Morton No. 873.1 (1st. Ital. Ed. 1868)

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        Atlas Do Imperio Do Brazil. Comprehendendo As Respectivas Divisoes; Administrativas, Ecclesasticas, Eleitoraes E. Judiciarias; (gewidmet:) D. Pedro II.

      Rio de Janeiro, Inst. Philomathico. 1868 - Folio. 36, (2) S. Mit 27 lithogr. Karten (davon 6 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Halblederband. Mit altem handschr. Besitzereintrag. Papier unterschiedlich stark stockfleckig. Einband berieben und bestossen. Rücken teilweise abgelöst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEW MEXICO: HER RESOURCES; HER NECESSITIES FOR RAILROAD COMMUNICATION WITH THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC STATES; HER GREAT FUTURE

      McGill & Witherow, [1868]., Washington - First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 47 pp. Charles P. Clever (1830-1874) was born in Cologne, Prussia and immigrated to the U. S. in 1848 and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1850. He was appointed U. S. marshal for New Mexico in 1857. He was one of the owners of the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette in the late 1850's. He served as adjutant on the staff of General Canby at the Battle of Valverde, and was adjutant general of New Mexico 1861-1865 and 1867-1868, and served as attorney general 1862-1867. He was the Democratic Delegate-elect to the Fortieth Congress and served from September 2, 1867 to February 20, 1869, when he was succeeded by J. Francisco Chaves. In this scarce pamphlet he describes the mineral resources and agricultural potential of New Mexico in detail and proposes the building of a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, to San Diego, California. Some material on the potential for livestock. Much on mining. One of the earliest New Mexico promotional pamphlets. Light chipping to the spine, small chip at bottom of front cover, else a very good copy of a scarce and seldom available item. [Attributes: First Edition; 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 Drinker Farm Tragedy, Trial and Conviction of James Jeter.

      1868 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("H. Becker").

      Berlin, 14. II. 1868. - Large 8vo. 2 pp. To Mr. Hirschfeld senior: "[ ] Indem Sie die Gelegenheit hatten, Ihre interessante Zusammenstellung der Subhastationen mit dem Jahre 1867 mir mitzutheilen, haben Sie bei mir den Wunsch angeregt, eine gleiche Auskunft über die früheren Jahre zu besitzen. Sie selbst erwähnen, daß Sie eine solche für das Jahr 1865 veröffentlicht haben [ ]".

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        Major General Meade's Report on the Ashburn Murder

      [Atlanta]: {Headquarters Third Military District, Department of Georgia, Florida and Alabama], 1868. First Edition. Wraps. Good +. 12mo. 130 pages. Errata slip before title. Yellow printed wraps. Later linen backed spine, stapled twice. Linen starting to fray. Light wear to outer wraps. This report concerns testimony in the murder of G. W. Washburn, of Columbus, Georgia. Ashburn moved to Georgia in 1830. He opposed the secession of Georgia from the United States in 1861 and later served in the Union Army as a Colonel during the Civil War. Ashburn returned to Georgia after the War and was appointed a Judge by Meade. Ashburn, a staunch Republican, was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan mainly for his pro African American support on March 30th, 1868. This was the first murder carried out by the Klan in Georgia. Meade subsequently imposed martial law in Columbus and had 20 persons, mostly prominent white men from Columbus, arrested. Alexander H. Stephen's, former Vice President of the Confederacy, represented the accused. In a political twist a deal was made for not prosecuting the defendants. In exchange for releasing the defendants the Georgia legislature finally ratified the 14th amendment (Equal Protection of the Law). No one was prosecuted for the death of G. W. Ashburn. (Source: wikipedia). In DeRenne volume II page 704. (Errata slip placed before title page).

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        Charles Dickens Signed Portrait Photograph.

      1868 - Signed "Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Washington, D.C. Seventh February 1868." Large oval portrait photograph measures 13 inches by 13 inches. Matted in a walnut frame which measures 24 inches by 27 inches. On his Washington tour Dickens met President Andrew Johnson and signed this photograph on the date of that meeting, February 7, which also happened to be Dickens' birthday. He discussed in a letter to his friend and agent John Foster regarding that day, "This scrambling scribblement is resumed this morning, because I have just seen the President: who had sent to me very courteously asking me to make my own appointment. He is a man with a remarkable face." From the Library of The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Portrait photographs of this size signed by Dickens are exceptionally rare, especially with such noted provenance. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Poems by Walt Whitman.

      John Camden Hotten, London., 1868. First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 403. Frontispiece engraving of the author. Original blue cloth with the "7/6" price at the tail of the spine. There were four variant bindings although no preference has been ascribed to them. 1500 copies were printed. This is the first selection of Whitman's poetry to be published in the U.K. and it is the only edition he allowed to be published by someone other than himself. In his editorial postscript Rossetti mentions having received two letters from Whitman: "The more I have to thank the poet for the substance and tone of his letters, and some particular expressions in them, the more does it become incumbent upon me to guard against any misapprehension. He has had nothing whatever to do with this Selection, as to either prompting, guiding, or even ratifying it: except only that he did not prohibit my making two or three verbal omissions in the Prose Preface to the Leaves of Grass, and he has supplied his own title, President Lincoln's Funeral Hymn, to a poem which, in my Prefatory Notice, is named (by myself) Nocturn for the Death of Lincoln."Upper corners bruised. Cloth at tail of spine just a little rubbed. Light spotting in margins. Very good. Rare.

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        Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. 2. Band. 3. Abtheilung.

      Wien, Kaiserl.-königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1868. - Die 3. Abteilung des zweiten Bandes des in 2 Bänden (Band 2 in 3 Abteilungen) erschienenen, zoologischen Teils des wissenschaftlichen Reisewerks der Novara-Expedition (1857-59), der ersten und einzigen groß angelegten Weltumsegelungsmission der Österreichischen Kriegsmarine, die international anerkannte Ergebnisse brachte. Bei ihrer Rückkehr hatte die Novara u. a. 26.000 zoologische Objekte an Bord, darunter 320 Säugetiere, 1.500 Vögel, 950 Amphibien, 2.000 Fische und etwa 13.000 Insekten. Allein von den 1.868 mitgebrachten Fliegenarten waren 467 noch nicht bekannt. - Umfasst 3 Tle.: 1 - Heller, Camil. Crustaceen. / 2 - Grube, Ed. Anneliden. / 3 - Frauenfeld, Georg Ritter v. Mollusken. - Die wissenschaftlichen Resultate der Reise wurden in einem 21-bändigen Werk der Wiener Akademie der Wissenschaften (1861-1876) veröffentlicht. 4°. Tit., 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 280 S. mit 25 Tafeln; 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 46 S. mit 4 Tafeln; 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 16 S. mit 2 Tafeln. Dünkelgrüner OLeinenbd. m. goldgepr. Rü.titel u. Deckelvign. (Expeditionsschiff) sowie blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Ecken berieben, lädierter Rücken fachgerecht restauriert, papierbed. leicht gebräunt u. im Text vereinz. fingerfleckig.

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        Daily National Intelligencer, 1813--1868 (62 volumes)

      Gales & Seaton, Washington, D.C. 1868 - A collection of 62 bound large folio volumes consisting of 59 volumes of the *Daily National Intelligencer* (published daily except Sunday); and three volumes of the *National Intelligencer* (triweekly edition). Owned and edited by Joseph Gales, Jr., in partnership with his brother-in-law William W. Seaton, the *Intelligencer* provided the nation with accurate and detailed reports of governmental activities (including debates and speeches, President's messages, proclamations, etc.), along with daily articles, reports, editorials, etc, on the most important events and issues of the day. According to *The New York Times* (reporting on an incident during the War of 1812): ". so powerful was its influence that when Gen. Ross, in command of the British troops, entered the capital after the unfortunate affair of Bladensburgh, his first inquiry was not for the Capitol, the President's house, or the departments, but for the *National Intelligencer* office, and it was the first establishment demolished, causing a short cessation in its regular publication."Primarily a political newspaper, the *Intelligencer* served as the voice of the Madison, Monroe, and J. Quincy Adams administrations, and it continued to serve as the voice of the Federal Government until the election of Andrew Jackson, when the newspaper switched to the Whig party. It was printed in four pages (typically five columns to the page). Most other newspapers from throughout the country took their coverage of national politics and government directly from the *Intelligencer*. The collection includes several special reports and speeches issued as supplements, and an extra sheet printing James Madison's President's Message on the threat to the Nation during the War of 1812. Also included is the first newspaper printing of the Monroe Doctrine (December 3, 1823), and the first appearance of Robert Owen's *Discourses on a New System of Society*.The collection contains a near complete run of daily issues published from January 1, 1813 (Vol. 1, No. 1) up through the end of December 1820 (a total of 17 volumes, lacking only about a dozen single issues); followed by 34 nonconsecutive volumes of daily issues dating from January 1, 1821 through the end of June 1864 (each individual volume contains about six months of daily issues); and a complete run of daily issues published from January 1, 1865 up through the end of December 1868 (a total of eight volumes). Also included is a three-volume complete run of the triweekly edition published from January 7, 1858 up though the end of December, 1860. The collection lacks the years 1850-57, and 1861. All 62 volumes are bound in contemporary half-leather and marbled paper over boards, ranging in size from 13" x 20" to 22" x 27" (as the newspaper was issued in multiple larger formats over this 55-year period). The daily issues are bound chronologically in unnumbered volumes with varying time spans (about six months).Ex-library with small printed bookplates and/or manuscript presentations on the front pastedowns. Several volumes also include binder's tickets. Wear to the leather spines and board edges, most volumes with tears to the spine backs and detached or partially detached boards, a few volumes with intermittent damage to one or two issues at the front or back, overall good or better. The first 47 volumes (spanning the years from 1813-49) bear the gift presentation of William Canby, a prominent Delaware Quaker and friend of Thomas Jefferson. Most of the daily issues from this period have his son's name (James Canby) as the subscriber's name written in manuscript on each daily issue.An historically important and very rare survival, providing contemporary, day-by-day accounts of the nation's most important news and events. A detailed list of the months contained in each volume, along with but a few highlights from among the countless speeches and debates, articles and reports, is available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les grands edifices de la Renaissance. Le Chateau de Chambord photographie par Mieusement avec un texte descriptive et historique

      First edition of this photographic record of the Chateau of Chambord, a masterpiece of architecture and design of the French Renaissance, and one of the earliest books to be illustrated solely with photographs; the photographs are by Seraphin-Mederic Mieusement, who c.1872 was appointed by the Commission des Monuments Historiques to photograph France´s historic buildings and significant architecture, with the aim of recording the present state of French cultural patrimony, as well as for long-term restoration projects. Mieusement (1840 - 1905) was a French professional photographer; by the 1860´s he was already working with architects, mostly dedicated to the photography of historical buildings, monuments, and cultural patrimony. The Chateau of Chambord is a wonderful mix of French medieval forms with Renaissance structures, built by Francois I of France in the Loire Valley; the attribution of it´s design is still disputed. A rare book, we can only find copies at the Bibliotheque National de France, University of Glasgow, and British Library.

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        De la crampe du pied ou de l'impotence fonctionnelle du long péronier et de la contracture fonctionnelle du long péronier

      [Paris, 1868], in-8, 7, (1bl)pp, demi-chagrin rouge. (Laurenchet), Texte d'une conférence faite au Congrès médical d'Oxford et extraite, avec pagination nouvelle, de "l'Union médicale". Article publié sans page de titre

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