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        Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands from 1848 to 1861 Edited By Arthur Helps

      Smith, Elder & Co., 1868.. 2nd.edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Presentation copy with signature of Queen Victoria. Engr frontis. Engr pls. Gilt edges to pages.Some foxing.Black leather with gilt title. Decorative gilt rules around cover edges. Gilt vignette on both covers. Bevelled edges. Spine edges rubbed and corners scuffed. with a little loss. Rope design on fore edges in gilt. Double gilt rules around inside cover edges.

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        Clipper Ship Sailing Card. California

      This 1868 card for the California employs a variant of the Great Seal of California as its wreathed image, complete with a gold miner and a clipper in the background. Her Captain, Henry Barber, commanded the well-known clipper Galatea for many years. Printer George Watson, joined by his colleague Andrew Clark in issuing this card, was Boston’s premier producer of clipper ship cards. This card measures 4 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches, and is in fine condition

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        Die insel Capri mit bildern und skizzen von K. Lindemann-Frommel.

      Leipzig, Dürr, 1868. In 4to; pp. 6n.nn., 53, 3n.nn. Otto tavole fuori testo e dieci illustrazioni nel testo. Fioriture al margine interno di qualche pagina. Testo inquadrato. Mezza tela con angoli, titolo in nero al piatto anteriore, dorso rinnovato. Sontuosa pubblicazione d?importanza storica per il testo e soprattutto per le tavole incise con molta arte e finezza, che riproducono luoghi, personaggi, vedute, case e tutto quanto ha importanza artistica a Capri. Doria, pag. 425; Furcheim, pag. 11.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1868. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 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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        Idylls of the King. Illustrated By Gustave Dore. Large Paper Edition

      London: Edward Moxon. 1868. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Large paper edition, 1868, measuring 16.75" X 12". Worn but attractive copy containing Tennyson's four romantic poems of the Arthurian legend: Enid, Elaine, Vivien, Guinevere. Illustrated with 37 dramatic engraved plates by Dore. Emerald green cloth over beveled boards lettered and extensively decorated in gilt and black, all edges gilt, various pagination, about two inches thick. Covers rubbed but with gilt clear, silver gilt from sword motif on spine has pretty much rubbed away, some fraying to spine edges, hinges internally cracked but secure. Rear cover has gotten damp at one point with some waviness to the final dozen or so text pages, visible dampstains to final plate, dampstains to the far top margin of three plates before the last one. One plate worn and darkened around the far outer edges. Pages and plates otherwise clean, with some foxing to the plain tissue protectors, and just some very light foxing to just a few plates, mainly confined to margins, no names or other markings.

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        Pinus pinaster

      Edinburgh & London: [1868]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Robert Black. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 16 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Robert Black. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685

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        Teoria fondamentale degli spazii di curvatura constante.Milano: Giuseppe Bernardoni, 1868. First edition.

      A key paper in the history of non-Euclidean geometry; in which Beltrami established the fundamental connection between Riemann's differential geometry and the hyperbolic geometries of Lobachevsky and Bolyai. In this paper Betrami demonstrated that the hyperbolic spaces of Lobachevsky and Bolyai are just particular Riemannian manifolds with constant negative curvature - a turning point in the general acceptance of non-Euclidean geometry. Beltrami's work set the scheme for the later unifications of geometries by Felix Klein and Henri Poincaré. </br></br> Two papers appeared in 1868 by Beltrami on the interpretation of non-Euclidean geometry, i.e., first his 'Saggio di interpretazione della geometria non-euclidea' and then the offered paper on 'The fundamental theory of spaces of constant curvature'. In his 'Saggio' Beltrami gave an important model of Lobachevsky's imaginary plane; His discoveries originated from the classical cartographic problem of how to make a plane map of a curved surface. More specifically how does one construct a one-to-one correspondence between geodesics of the surface and straight lines in the plane (geodesics are lines on the surface which constitute the shortest path between two points, e.g., geodesics in the plane are straight lines). Beltrami showed that such mappings are possible only when the curvature of the surface is constant. His main discovery in his 'Saggio' was that when mapping geodesics of a surface with constant negative curvature (a surface which Beltrami coined a 'pseudo-sphere') onto the plane one does not get the ordinary Euclidean geometry in two dimensions but Lobachevsky's non-Euclidean 'imaginary' plane. Beltrami initially interpretated this result as a justification of the validity of Lobachevsky's geometry, however as he noted himself, the case of Lobachevsky's three dimensional space could not be treated in the same manner, and as Helmholtz pointed out Beltrami's model only models a finite region of Lobachevsky's plane, and not the whole infinite plane. Beltrami found the solution to this problem after having read Riemann's recently published habilitations paper 'Ueber die Hypothesen welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen' (1867). In this famous lecture Riemann generalized Gauss' non-axiomatic description of surfaces and their intrinsic geometry into general n-dimensional space (the Riemannian manifold). Riemann had in his lecture himself discussed manifolds with constant positive curvature (i.e., elliptic geometry) but had not seen the link between Lobachevsky's hyperbolic geometry and his theory of manifolds. This key insight was first established by Beltrami in his 'Teoria fondamentale degli spazii di curvatura constante' (the offered paper) in which Beltrami was the first to identify Lobachevsky's plane and Lobachevsky's space with Riemannian manifolds of constant negative curvature of dimensions 2 and 3 correspondingly. Beltrami's result was an important factor in the rapid developments which took place, during the next decades, on the geometries of Lobachevky and Bolyai, and formed the foundation for Felix Klein's important unifications of these with projective and affine geometry.. In: Annali di matematica pura ed aplicata, series 2, volume 2, pp. 232-255. The complete volume offered in contemporary half calf. (4), 348 pp

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        La Morte d&#39;Arthur: The History of King Arthur Compiled by Sir Thomas Mallory

      London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1868. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. First Conybeare edition. 8vo. xx,,414pp. Publisher&#39;s brown cloth blocked in black and gilt. Light wear to spine tip, tiny abrasion on spine just at the &#39;t&#39; of &#39;Arthur&#39;, else a fine copy. Malory&#39;s Morte d&#39;Arthur was first printed by Caxton in 1485, and was followed by five editions during the 16th and 17th centuries, but not thereafter until 1816. Conybeare&#39;s edition of "Mallory" (sic) is the first of the abridgments of the Morte d&#39;Arthur and scarce in its own right. Gaines B1.

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        Ecos de las montanas. Leyendas históricas. Dibujos del eminente artista Gustavo Dore, abiertos en acero por los más acreditados grabadores ingleses. Leyenda primera &#39;El Castillo de Waifro&#39; por José Zorrilla

      Barcelona, Montaner y Simon 1868.. 2 Bde. 2°. XVI, 193; 184, 48, VI S. Mit 36 Taf. in Holzstich v. Gustave Doré. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Stellenw. stockf- bzw. wasserfleckig. Palau 381000; Nicht bei Leblanc

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        Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands from 1848 to 1861 Edited By Arthur Helps

      Smith, Elder & Co., 1868. Presentation copy with signature of Queen Victoria. Engr frontis. Engr pls. Gilt edges to pages. Some foxing. Black leather with gilt title. Decorative gilt rules around cover edges. Gilt vignette on both covers. Bevelled edges. Spine edges rubbed and corners scuffed. with a little loss. Rope design on fore edges in gilt. Double gilt rules around inside cover edges. . 2nd.edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Leaves for the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands from 1848 to 1861. To Which are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the Same Journal Giving an Account of Earlier Vitsits to Scotland and Tours in England and Ireland and Yachting Excursions

      London: Smith Elder, 1868. Inscribed on half title &#39;&#39;To dear Edith Lytton from your aff?? Victoria Balmoral Oct:1st 1895&#39;&#39; Collation, xvii[3]198pp,8 full page steel engravings, 2 full page chrom-lithographs, plus text illustrations throughout.Bound in original decorative gilt cloth, full gilt edges. The binding has been professionally restored retaing the original spine. Binding in excellent clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, repair to 2 tissue gaurds, slight wear to margin of one plate. pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very good clean well bound copy.. Signed by Author. Illustrated Edition. Quarto.

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        Archive Relating to European Land Claims, 1868-1895

      1868. [Manuscript]. American Company for Settling Claims in Europe. [Archive Relating to European Land Claims, 1868-1895]. Forty-four printed and manuscript documents ranging in size from 3" x 5" to 8-1/2" x 14." Content to rectos and versos of most. Toning, fold lines, light browning to edges, light soiling, a few minor stains, a few items torn along fold lines. * These documents were produced by or for the American Company for Settling Claims in Europe, a New York City-based committee of sixteen that pursued claims based on European lineage in exchange for 25% of any settlement. According to these documents, vast sums of money were involved in Germany, England, Scotland and, especially, Holland (the Theobold Metzger estate). Included are printed circulars asking heirs/claimants to come forward, manuscript agreements, correspondence, printed rules governing duty stamps on official documents in the Netherlands, a handbill from an attorney who specializes in "claims of heirs to unclaimed money and estates in all parts of the world," and manuscript notes indicated cases where committee members sold or tried to sell shares in prospective claims.

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      1868. 1. (GRANDVILLE,J.J.)illus. FABLES DE LA FONTAINE. Paris: Garnier Freres, 1868. 4to (7 1/2 x 10 3/4"), leather spine with gilt decoration in compartments, red cloth, all edges gilt, 667p., 2 volumes in 1, slight foxing on first few pages else near fine. Close to 250 fables by La Fontaine and Aesop are illustrated with a profusion of exquisitely detailed engravings by Grandville. He is in his element fancifully portraying all of the humanized animals and the engravings are quite well printed. The text also includes a 20 page essay on the life of Aesop.

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. BOUND With Eye Openers & Screamers

      London: George Routledge, 1868 (3 volumes bound as 1) In contemporary brown half leather with red marbled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine has raised bands with lots of bright gilt tooling, title in gilt on red leather label, edges a little worn and bumped, small hole at base. Internally, attractive endpapers similar in design to front cover, text block edges are also similar, a tiny amount of foxing to first and last couple of pages, ink name at head of title page (H Ubsdell), 9-187 pp, [1]. [3], 9-173 pp, 1 map, illustrations, [1] adverts. frontis, [2], 172 pp. Bound with Eye Openers, by Mark Twain, published by John Camden Hotten, title page with vignette, 1871 - First Issue. Bound with Screamers, by Mark Twain, published by Hotten, 1871 - First Issue. A lovely item and now very rare as such.Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 &ndash; April 21, 1910),[1] better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. See Wiki for a full Bio.

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        Autograph letter signed incorporating a 3-bar autograph musical quotation

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated June 28, 1868. To Confalonieri. With autograph envelope addressed to Confalonierei as "Esteemed Oboe Professor," 11 Via Chiossetto in Milan. In Italian (with translation). & & A highly humourous letter beginning with mention of his "notturno" entitled Speranze perduto and going on to reflect on the marital state: "I keep mulling over the doubtful indispensability of marriage, which features prominently in the title of the above-mentioned Notturno. Your latest advice has shaken me up deeply, to the point where I am seriously doubting that I will take a wife. Oh button-less underwear so horribly torn to leave testicles naked... what will happen to you? Oh deformed socks, oh collars... oh pocket with holes... what will become of you? I grow numb at the thought of these horrible troubles." & & Ponchielli then pens a 3-bar quotation, "the first eight beats of which consist of my greetings to Miss Gabriella with a thousand warm wishes..." and goes on to tell his correspondent "Today I signed my sentence. For five more years I will be Capo Musica."& & Uniformly browned; creased at folds; small splits at folds; several very small holes; some foxing; envelope worn and slightly defective. . "[Ponchielli] was the most important opera composer (Verdi apart) between the mid-19th century and the advent of the so-called &#145;Giovane Scuola&#146;." Julian Budden and Fedele D&#39;Amico in Grove online

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        Ko Te Paipera Tapu Ara, Ko Te Kawenata Tawhito Me Te Kawenata Hou [First complete Maori Bible]

      Ranana [London]: He Mea Ta Ki Te Perehi A W. M. Watts. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Some rubbing to leather at edges of boards and spine. Some creasing to spine leather. Gutters intact at endpapers. Some foxing.; [4], 1199 pages. Full calf binding with elaborate blind-stamped decoration to boards and spine. Gilt spine title "Paipera Tapu". Marbled endpapers and page edges. Page dimensions: 214 x 131mm. Owner&#39;s signature of "J H Simmonds". This 1868 edition is the first complete edition of the Bible in Te Reo Maori (the Maori language). Several editions of the New Testament and of extracts from the Old Testament had preceded it. This translation became much loved by Maori, who resented changes made to a treasured text when a second edition of the Bible was published in 1889. [References: BIM 716].; 8vo .

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        LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1848 TO 1861. To which are prefixed and added extracts from the same journal giving an account of earlier visits to Scotland, and tours in England and Ireland and yachting excursions

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1868.. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY QUEEN VICTORIA, SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, Edited by Arthur Helps. 4to, 305 x 245 mm, 12 x 9¾ inches, 71 mounted photographs of Scottish views by G. W. Wilson, 8 steel engraved plates, 2 chromolithograph plates, 69 wood engraved vignettes in the text, some from sketches by the Queen, pages xvii, (3), 198, bound in the original publisher&#39;s glazed (Mauchline) boards with tartan design, "Victoria" stamped in gilt in a tiny font at the top of the upper cover, spine in dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules and thistle decoration in compartments, gilt title, all edges gilt, silk effect endpapers. A few small chips to glaze on upper cover, 1 or 2 light scratches to covers, spine a little rubbed at tail, 2 closed tears to front pastedown, neatly stuck down, slight pale damp staining to margins of frontispiece steel engraving just catching a tiny area of sky on image, small pale damp stain to the corner of 1 steel engraving only affecting sky, pale damp staining to margins of following 3 pages, small pale damp stains to margin of the 2 colour plates, otherwise contents bright and clean, some photographs are very slightly yellow but they are not faded, tiny nick to fore-edge of a few pages. Binding tight and firm but 1 gathering near the beginning has been reinserted and protrudes very slightly from the text block. A very good copy of a rare book. See Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 62, No. 427. He mentions a quarto editon with 71 photographs. The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844-1914 by Goldschmidt and Naef, page 205 number 83, list the edition with 42 photographs. The photographs mostly measure approximately 160 x 105 mm (6½ x 4 inches) but some are half that size and mounted 2 to a plate, each has a printed border and caption on the mount and all the photographs and steel engravings have tissue guards. All the photos except 5 show Scottish views: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, castles, cottages, scenery, mountains, rivers etc. The other 5 show Windsor, the Thames, Plymouth and Lands End. Six of the steel engravings show the Queen and her family in various pursuits. The inscription in Victoria&#39;s hand is on a blank endpaper and reads: "For the Rev: R. Duckworth from Victoria, June 20, 1870". The Rev. Robinson Duckworth (1834-1911) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford from 1860 to 1876, where, from 1866 to 1870, he was Instructor and the Governor to Victoria&#39;s son Prince Leopold. He was Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1870 to 1901 and there is a round memorial window dedicated to him in Westminster Abbey. At Oxford Reverend Duckworth knew Lewis Carroll and was present on the original boating expedition of 4 July 1862 during which Alice&#39;s Adventures were first told by Lewis Carroll to Alice Liddell and friends. Robinson Duckworth wrote his own account of the river-trip in a letter sent to Stuart Collingwood, who was compiling his second volume of biographical and literary pieces, The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. See also The Letters of Lewis Carroll, edited by Morton N. Cohen, Volume 1, page 124-125 and page 63. Laid in the book is a 1940s reprint of a photograph of Robinson Duckworth. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      London, John Murray, 1868.. SECOND REVISED EDITION 1868, 50 MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS. 8vo, 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, frontispiece plan of the Abbey and its precinct, vignette to title page, 20 illustrations, mostly plans of chapels and vaults, 24 illustrations in the Supplement of which 17 are engraved plates. In addition it has 50 mounted photographs mainly of the interior of the Abbey, pages: xxix, (3), 564, + Supplement (8), 178, the Supplement has a separate title page dated 1869, handsomely bound in 19th century full calf, bevelled edges, ornately panelled in blind on covers, five raised bands with blind decoration in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Very slight rubbing to head of spine and top of upper hinge, bookplate of Henry Neville Gladstone on front pastedown, ink inscription by him on second blank endpaper, a different neat name on half-title, contents otherwise very clean, photographs in good condition. 7 mounts are blank but don&#39;t appear ever to have had photographs pasted. A special copy probably produced for the Gladstone family. Henry Neville Gladstone, 1st Baron Gladstone of Hawarden (1852 &#150; 1935) was a businessman and politician. He was the third son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. The author (1815 - 1881), was Dean of Westminster, known as Dean Stanley and the book deals with the foundation of the abbey, the coronations, the royal tombs, the monuments, and the history of the Abbey before and since the reformation. Not listed in Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875 by Gernsheim, but a similar work is listed on page 64, number 460. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and The adjoining Countries, From The Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. To the Coronation Of Henry IV Translated from the French Editions. with Variations And Additions From Many Celebrated MSS. By Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which Are Prefixed, A Life Of the author, An Essay On His Works, And a Criticism On His History

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1868. Later printing. leather_bound. Contemporary full red morocco. Aeg. 2 vols. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 768 & 733 pages. 26 x 18 cm. Color lithographed title page, plus 75 color chromolithographs with protective sheets, and 116 wood-engravings in the text. Index. The translation by Thomas Johnes was originally published 1802-1805. Froissart was born when chivalrous ideals were wide spread [1138-1410?], and inculcated its noble spirit, not its decadence. He was penetrated with the sense of knightly honor, ascribing to all his heroes those qualities which only the ideal knight possessed. Froissart was neither French nor English, but a Fleming. BRUNET Vol.II, pt2, p.1408. Scattered light foxing, plates generally clean and where toning appears it is in the margin, not affecting image, raised bands, gilt spine panels in medieval motifs, picture frame gilt cover border panels with floral motif at four corners, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers -- handsomely decorated binding.

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        LEAF PRINTS: or, Glimpses at Photography

      Philadelphia:: Benerman & Wilson,. 1868.. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 7". 1st, and only, edition (Johnson H802). 38, [2 (blank)] pp. Text pages with red-rule border.. Original publisher&#39;s green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering & device to front board & rear board stamped in blind. Bevelled boards.. Modest wear & soiling to binding. Crinkled ffep. Frontis tissue-. guard excised. Light foxing. A VG - VG+ copy.. An interesting, fairly-early manual on the field of photography, as it stands poised to enter its 4th decade. Himes, in 1868, was professor of natural sciences at Dickinson College; he would continue in this academic role well into the 1890s. He manifested an early interest in photography, an interest that would remain life-long. This, Himes&#39; first published book, primarily addresses the silver process of leaf prints [i.e., no camera involved], but also the silverless processes of "Ferricyanide of Potassium (Blue)" and "Bichromate of Potassa (Brown)". At the time, not extensively used as a commercial process, &#39;leaf prints&#39; would be &#39;rediscovered&#39; & used effectively in the early 20th C. by such photographers as Man Ray & Christian Schad. A title scarce in the trade, with AmEx showing the last copy to auction being 1994. . Mounted 3-leaf albumen photograph as frontispiece.

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        Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands from 1848 to 1861. Signed and Inscribed by Queen Victoria

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some light edge wear. Aeg. 1868. Illustrated edition. Red/gilt embossed illustrated hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges. xvii, 198pp :: 2 chromolithographed plates and vignettes :: 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Presentation copy signed and inscribed on half title page &#39;To Doris Vivien from her affectionate Victoria R.I. Balmoral Sept.11.1900&#39; .

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        The Vision Of Hell

      FOLIO. The Vision of Hell by Dante Alighieri. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1868. New Edition. With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Cronology. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary. Illustrated with 76 oversized, tissue guarded engravings of M. Gustav Dore'. Folio, (11.5in.x15in., 290mmx380mm). pp, [xxiv], 182.Description: Full, pebble-grained leather with raised bands. Gilt titles and decor to six spine compartments. Large ornate embossed borders to front and rear boards. Thick, ornate gilt inner borders to both boards. Custom embossed and gilt archways to both boards. Marbled end pieces. All edges gilt.  Tissue guarded frontipiece of Dante.Condition: Light scuffing and rubbing to leather extremities, else fine. Binding, including text block and hinges, are strong. Leather and gilt are bright. Rumpled tissue to frontispiece, else interior is fine. No bookplate, signatures, or other interior markings. Pages, including illustrations are flawless. Suitable for a fine library.

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

      London: John Murray,, 1868. In two volumes. With illustrations. 2 volumes, demy octavo. Original green cloth, blind-panelled covers, spines gilt with imprint at foot in one line, dark green coated endpapers, Edmonds & Remnants label at end of vol. I. 43 text woodcuts. Tips a little rubbed, light superficial cracks to inner hinges, a little spotting to first blanks, also slightly affecting first title, but an excellent set, the cloth bright and fresh. First edition, first issue with 5- and 7-line errata in vols. I and II respectively, issued in two volumes demy octavo, the only Murray Darwin to appear in this larger format. "This represents the only section of Darwin&#39;s big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters" (Freeman). "Its two volumes were intended to provide overwhelming evidence for the ubiquity of variation, although they would also incidentally answer Lyell and Gray, who maintained that variations had not occurred purely by chance but were providentially directed. Darwin showed that breeders indeed selected from a vast array of minute random variations. He gave numerous instances of the causes of variability, including the direct effect of the conditions of life, reversion, the effects of use and disuse, saltation, prepotency, and correlated growth. The Variation also addressed a key criticism of the Origin of Species: that it lacked an adequate understanding of inheritance" (ODNB). The term "survival of the fittest" (borrowed at Wallace&#39;s insistence from Herbert Spencer&#39;s 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation (v. 2, p. 89), preceding its first use in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869). The Variation was a full statement of the facts on which the theories of the Origin were based, though leaving aside an account of human evolution for The Descent of Man (1871).

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, 2 volumes

      London: John Murray, 1868. First edition. Slight repair to the cloth at the top edge of the spine of volume 1, light edge wear to the top of the spine of volume 2, minor repair to the inner joint of volume 2; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. viii, 411; viii, 486, 43 text woodcuts. Publisher&#39;s blind-stamped green cloth with gilt-lettered spine, 8vo. This is the first edition, first issue of &#39;Variation of Animal and Plants&#39; (Freeman 877). Imprint at base of spine in one line on both volumes, errata in 5 lines in volume 1 and 7 lines in volume 2. Advertisements in volume 1 dated April 1867 and advertisements in volume 2 dated February 1868. No previous ownership marks.

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      Orange Judd & Co, 1868. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Orange Judd & Co, 1868, 1st American printing. 8vo. Green cloth with gold lettering. Suitable for a gift. Clean, unmarked pages. Near fine binding and cover. Hardcover. Please see our pictures. (Freeman 879)

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        Sprookjens en Verhalen.

      In Dichtmaat naverteld door J.J.L. Ten Kate. Eerste volledige Uitgaaf, met het photographisch afbeeldsel van Andersen. Leiden 1868. (4) + 181 + (2) pp. Publisher's (a little faded) pictorial cloth, very richly gilt on spine and boards.. Med frontispice i form af original foto af H.C. Andersen, taget af fotografen Budtz-Müller (1837-1884) i 1867. Billedet, der er et kabinetfotografi, viser H.C. Andersen i hel figur, siddende i en stol med en avis mellem hænderne. (H.C. Andersen skriver i sine dagbøger, om dette portræt, 13. oktober 1867: "Smukt Solskins Veir; siddet for Budtz-Møller"). Dette er den første fotografiske gengivelse af H.C. Andersen i en bog. Yderst sjælden.At the front an original photograph of H.C. Andersen, taken by the photographer Budtz Müller (1837-1884) in 1867. The cabinet photograph shows Andersen in full-lenght, sitting in a chair with a newspaper in his hands. (H.C. Andersen writes in his diaries about this portrait October 13 1867: "Nice sunny weather, been sitting for Budtz-Møller". This is the first photographic reproduction of H.C. Andersen in a book. Very rare

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        The Last Revolutionary Soldier: One Hundred and Nine Years of Age. Daniel Frederick Bakeman

      A.D. Cross (No place - Boston?): A.D. Cross. 1868. Small Carte de Visite photograph, approximately 2.5" x 4". Fine in original printed envelope which adds additional biographical information. The envelope is lightly soiled, but otherwise near fine. Letterpress printed below the photo is the publication information. The envelope includes information about Bakeman's birth on the Van Rensselaer Patent in Albany County, N.Y. on October 10, 1759, his service under Capt. Van Aernam and Col. Willet during the last four years of the Revolution, and his then current residency in Cattaraugus, N.Y. In 1864 Reverend Elias Brewster Hilliard (the maternal grandfather of poet Archibald MacLeish) compiled his book The Last Men of the Revolution: A Photograph of Each from Life..., now one of the most eagerly sought after of early photography books. Bakeman was not among the six veterans pictured, and there is much reason to believe that Bakeman was indeed the last survivor of the Revolution, and one of very few to live through the Civil War as well. A rare photograph, and excessively so with the printed envelope. .

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        Phalacrocorax Punctatus. Spotted Cormorant of New Zealand

      Handsome folio size lithograph with period hand color. This specimin was collected by "Capt. G.R. Lambert, R.N., of H.M.S. Alligaotr, who procured it in New Zealand, where it is said to be abundant, particularly in Queen Charlotte's Sound". With the text page accompanying it. From Gould's "Birds of Australia", published over 1868 - 1869.

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        A HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND ANIMATED NATURE, I - II. WITH NUMEROUS NOTES. From the works of the most distinguished British and Foreign Naturalists..

      Blackie & Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh & London, 1868, 1870. In English. 63+567+663 pages. Contemporary half-leather binding. Raised bands. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Marbeled endpapers. Frontespieces with portraits, engraved titlepages and an geological map. Part 1 with 12 black and white, and 13 coloured plates. Part 2 with 21 black and white, and 23 coloured plates. Both parts with illustrations in text. Corpus partly foxed

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        The Variation of Animal and Plants Under Domestication (2 vols)

      New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1868.. First American Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. PUBLISHING DETAILS: This is the two volume first US edition, with preface by Professor Asa Gray, published by Orange Judd of New York in 1868. 494 & 568 pages. Size: 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 1.43 kg (3 pounds, 3 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this set as very good. The original green buckram covers, with gilt titling to the spine, are clean and sound, with light edge and corner wear. The binding is tight and secure, with one shaken but firm signature in volume II. The text and illustrations are particularly clean and bright and free from foxing, with just some small edge marks to the prelims only of volume I. The original brown endpapers are clean and free from inscriptions or labels. All in all this is a handsome first edition of a very collectible and key Darwin work. THE BOOK: To answer the criticism that his 'Origin of Species' was a theory only, and a wild one at that, he published these two volumes to demonstrate that evolution was obvious to anyone who cared to look at a bull in a pasture or a dog on a hearth. Based on a wide array of sources, from ancient pictographs to Polish roosters, from skins and from skeletons, from scientific journals and breeding manuals, Darwin assembled a mass of proof and a hypothesis about species reversion that risked his reputation anew. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication is a two-volume compilation of his thorough and intensive research and the revolutionary conclusions that resulted. The first portion of his work is dedicated to a meticulous analysis of various aspects of plant and animal life, including an inventory of varieties and their physical and behavioral characteristics, investigation of the impact of a species' surrounding environment and the role that both natural and forced changes in this environment have had. Darwin then turns to a richly detailed discussion of the roles of inheritance and crossing in the development of species. A wealth of illustrations further support and enhance his findings. This fascinating undertaking eventually formed the foundation for our current understanding of evolution.

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        A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union

      First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal modern biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles". Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1868.

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        The history of the Jamaica case,

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1868. 4 + clxiv + 679pp. 1st ed. fine in original cloth. Inscribed on prelim, 'Presented by the wish of the late Edward John Eyre formerly Governor of Jamaica Dec 6th 1901.' A very scarce book on Jamaican legal history and the Morant Bay rebellion.

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        LEAF PRINTS: or, Glimpses at Photography

      Benerman & Wilson Philadelphia:: Benerman & Wilson,. 1868.. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 7". 1st, and only, edition (Johnson H802). 38, [2 (blank)] pp. Text pages with red-rule border.. Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering & device to front board & rear board stamped in blind. Bevelled boards.. Modest wear & soiling to binding. Crinkled ffep. Frontis tissue-. guard excised. Light foxing. A VG - VG+ copy.. An interesting, fairly-early manual on the field of photography, as it stands poised to enter its 4th decade. Himes, in 1868, was professor of natural sciences at Dickinson College; he would continue in this academic role well into the 1890s. He manifested an early interest in photography, an interest that would remain life-long. This, Himes' first published book, primarily addresses the silver process of leaf prints [i.e., no camera involved], but also the silverless processes of "Ferricyanide of Potassium (Blue)" and "Bichromate of Potassa (Brown)". At the time, not extensively used as a commercial process, 'leaf prints' would be 'rediscovered' & used effectively in the early 20th C. by such photographers as Man Ray & Christian Schad. A title scarce in the trade, with AmEx showing the last copy to auction being 1994. . Mounted 3-leaf albumen photograph as frontispiece.

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