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        La science absolue de l'espace indépendante de la vérité ou de la fausseté de l'axiôme XI d'Euclide (que l'on ne pourra jamais établir a priori); suivi de la quadrature géométrique du cercle, dans le cas de la fausseté de l'Axiôme XI Précédé d?une Notice sur la Vie et les Travaux de W. et de J. Bolyai par M. Fr. Schmidt.

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1868 - First separate edition, presentation copy from the translator, of the first vernacular translation of the famous Appendix by Janos Bolyai, one of the most important works in the history of mathematics. This Appendix, together with the independent work of Nikolai Lobachevsky, constitute the founding works of non-Euclidean geometry.Janos began working on his new geometry in 1820. Although his father Farkas had himself worked on the possibilities of a non-Euclidean geometry from his earliest days as a mathematician in Göttingen, and had corresponded with Gauss on the subject (even sending him a manuscript entitled Theoria parallelarum), he tried to discourage Janos from attempting to prove or refute Euclid?s fifth postulate: ?You should not tempt the parallels in this way. I know this way until its end ? I also have measured this bottomless night. I have lost in it every light, every joy of my life You should shy away from it as if from lewd discourse, it can deprive you of all your leisure, your health, your peace of mind and your entire happiness. This infinite darkness might perhaps absorb a thousand giant Newtonian towers, it will never be light on earth, and the miserable human race will never have something absolutely pure, not even geometry? (quoted from DSB). Despite his reservations, Farkas sent the manuscript of Janos?s work to Gauss, who replied that he could not praise it because he himself had reached the same conclusions some 30 years earlier although he had not published his discovery! This assertion so discouraged Janos that it effectively ended his career as a creative mathematician, but his manuscript was published in 1832 as Appendix. Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens: a veritate aut falsitate Axiomatis XI Euclidei (a priori haud unquam decidenda) independentem to his father?s large textbook Tentamen juventutem studiosam in elementa matheseos purae, elementaris ac sublimioris, methodo intuitiva, evidentiaque huic propria, introducendi. Printed in a small edition (probably around 150 copies) by an obscure Hungarian college publisher, in a small town in Transylvania, the work remained a forgotten masterpiece until, 35 years later, Riemann?s paper Über die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen reawakened interest in this field. This translation first appeared at the end of 1867 in Mémoires de la Société des Sciences physique et naturelles de Bordeaux (pp. 189-248) with the present first separate edition appearing a few months later. The translation is preceded by a "Translator's Note" (pp. 5-6) and "Notice on the life and work of the Hungarian mathematicians Wolfgang [Farkas] Bolyai and Janos Bolyai" by Franz Schmidt (pp. 7-21). After gaining a doctorate for research in celestial mechanics at the Sorbonne in 1855, Jules Hoüel (1823-86) was appointed to the chair of pure mathematics in the Faculty of Science at Bordeaux in 1859 and held this post until his death. Hoüel became interested in non-Euclidean geometry once he had been made aware of the work of Bolyai and Lobachevsky. He published his own Essai d?une exposition rationnelle des principes fondamentaux de la géométrie in 1863, a copy of which fell by chance into the hands of one Franz Schmidt, a young architect from Temesvár in Hungary. Schmidt wrote to Hoüel for advice on continuing his mathematical studies; Hoüel answered helpfully, and later sought Schmidt?s help in procuring Bolyai?s work. Schmidt succeeded in finding two copies of Bolyai?s work for Hoüel: one Hoüel proceeded to translate himself, the other he sent to Giuseppe Battaglini, asking him to make Bolyai?s work known in Italy. Battaglini published his Italian translation of the Appendix in Giornale di matematiche in 1868. Giusto Bellavitis (1803-80) is known for his geometrical calculus which influenced Grassmann?s Ausdehnungslehre, for his contributions to algebraic geometry, and for his work in the history of mathematics (he vindicated Pietro Cataldi by attributing to him [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Journey in Brazil

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868 First edition. Original green cloth with covers stamped in blind and spine in gilt. . Octavo. Engraved frontispiece, text illustrations Top corners lightly bumped, a few light spots, tissue guard foxed, extending lightly to title and frontispiece. A remarkably fine copy, bright and tight. Presentation copy, inscribed by Louis Agassiz to Ulysses S. Grant, who became the eighteenth President in 1869. Agassiz (1807-1873), the Swiss-born zoologist who spent much of his career at Harvard, was one of the most respected naturalists of his day. While studying in Paris, he became associated with Cuvier and von Humboldt. Brazil was an early interest of his. In 1826 as a student he was selected by botanist and explorer Carl Friedrich Phillip von Martius to study the history of freshwater fish of Brazil from the specimens that Martius and Johan Baptist von Spix had brought back from an expedition to Brazil in 1819-20. He threw himself into the work with the enthusiasm he was known for throughout his life, and his study was completed and published in 1829. It led to research in the freshwater fish of Europe, as well. His great work in ichthyology, Recherches sur les poissons fossiles was published in five volumes in 1833-4. In 1865. though in failing health, he made a celebrated trip with a group of Harvard students, including William James, to Brazil. This is an account of that trip. He later traveled to the west coast of South America, the West Indies, the Gulf Stream in American waters, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Florida, the Pacific Coast of America, and Australia, publishing papers and books about all his experiences. As the leading American opponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, history has not been kind to him. He has also come under fire for his racist opinions about the comparative intelligence of various ethnic groups. Nonetheless, his overall contribution to his field was substantial.

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        Di palo in frasca - Veglie filosofiche

      Presso la Libreria Filosofica (ma Firenze, E. Carlo Usigli) 1868 - 1873 Anonimo. Di palo in frasca - Veglie filosofiche semiserie di un ex-religioso che ha gabbato S. Pietro. Ginevra, presso la Libreria Filosofica (ma Firenze, E. Carlo Usigli), 1868 - 1873. 4 volumi in-8° divisi in 8 parti rilegati in 5 tomi, m.tela. Complessive 3496 pp. con una tavola satirica in litografia. Ottimo esemplare senza difetti. L' opera è una copiosissima critica della religione cattolica, posta all' Indice dei libri proibiti con decreto del Sant' Uffizio del 27 gennaio 1869, confermato dalla Sacra Consulta, che ordinò la distruzione di tutti gli esemplari sequestrati. Raccolta completa molto rara. L' autore è sconosciuto al Passano( Opere anonime).

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

      London: John Murray, 1868. First edition, bound without ads. 2 vols., Tall 8vo. With numerous in-text illustrations in Volume I. With 32-page inserted ad section dated April 1867 in Volume I and one leaf of ads in Volume II. Bound in contemporary polished tan calf and marbled boards, marbled edges, gilt spine with red and green title labels. Volume 2 has slight split at front joint, else fine. Freeman 877; Norman 597; Garrison & Morton 224.1 . This work "took up in detail that subject which had been confined to one chapter of the Origin. It contained [Darwin's] hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which he tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characters, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm with egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell division. His hypothesis of pangenesis could not therefore give a permanently acceptable account of the multitude of phenomena it was designed to explain. It was, however, a point of departure for particulate theories of inheritance in the later 19th century" (DSB). First issue, in first issue binding, with all specified points; the first issue of 1500 copies sold out within a week of its publication

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        Der Hühnerhund, der Dachshund und die Abrichtung des Schweisshundes, sowie die bei den Hunden vorkommenden Krankheiten und deren Heilung. Für Hundezüchter, Jäger und Jagdliebhaber zusammengestellt nach den besten Hülfsquellen

      Neuwied und Leipzig, Heufer (1868).. Mit 1 gefalt. Holzstich-Tafel. 112 S. Orig.-Pappband. Kl.-8°. Schwenk 11.2335.01 "Nicht nachweisbar"; Knorring, Bibliotheca venatoria 555. - Einband etwas angestaubt, Rücken mit kleinen Läsuren.

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        Facsimiles of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts Executed by J.O. Westwood, M.A. Drawn on Stone by W.R. Tymms. Chrom-Lithographed by day and Son, Limited

      Bernard Quaritch. 1868. Folio, xvi,156pp., one of 200 copies, title with a decorative boader printed in three colours, illustrated in a series of 54 superb chromolithographic plates, mostly executed in exact facsimile of the originals in gold and colours, bookplate of front paste-down, small neat stamp on title, later half calf, title lettered in gilt with a decorative board on upper cover, uncut.

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        KINDERGRUPPEN

      Kunst-Verlag Klimsch & Co. n.d. (circa 1868), Frankfurt a/M. - Gezeichnet und auf Stein radirt von Eugen Klimsch. Heft 1. Bound together with DEVISEN VIGNETTEN UND ALLEGORIEN FÜR DECORATIONSMALER, GRAVEURE, LITHOGRAPHEN, ETC. entworfen und gezeichnet von F.C. Klimsch. Heft 1. Klimsch & Co. Frankfurt a/M. 1864. Written in German. Title page and 12 plates with Putti-style infants. Eugen Klimsch was the son of Ferdinand Karl Klimsch, author of the Devisen here bound together. WorldCat locates 6 other copies of Kindergruppen and 3 other copies of the Devisen, but none together. Covers and spine faded, several small binding flaws, light soiling, corners and spine ends rubbed. Front hinge separating, all plates strengthened, occasional foxing. Plates only on recto. Contents very good. large 4to., later cloth. (ii),12 plates; (ii),72 plates. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The POETICAL WORKS Of EDGAR ALLAN POE.

      George Robertson,, Melbourne: 1868 - Overall VG (avg binding wear/some soiling & staining to a few preliminary leaves/period pos to ffep). Original green cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Yellow eps. 12mo. 6-3/4" x 4-3/8". 1st edition thus (BAL 16215). "Australian Edition". viii, [9] - 144 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("J. A. Garfield"), as Congressman from Ohio, to J.A. Cowing of New York, regarding Garfield's speech on currency and finance

      Washington. DC, 20 june, 1868. 4to. 2 pp., on folded sheet of engraved letterhead of Fortieth Congress, with vignette of the U.S. Congress. With 2 engraved portraits of President Garfield. Old folds, slightly wrinkled, splitting along fold, in tan morocco-backed clam shell box . "- I am gratified with your approval of the general spirit and purpose of my speech - and can see much reason to hope that the attention to the subject, will, before long, bring the nation to sensible and honest conclusions on finance - The statement in my speech that to double the currency would double prices, is quite likely too broad to be practically true - You will observe that I was developing the general principle which lies at the foundation of currency - and which is likely to be ___ (?) in its application by many incidental causes. I was careful to guard my language thus: '- BUSINESS REMAINING THE SAME [underlined], doubling the currency will result in doubling prices.' As a matter of fact, the supposed increase of currency would increase speculative business - and somewhat increase the demand for currency, so that the increase of prices would not be quite 100 per cent -"

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

      Washington, 1868. First edition. 47pp. Original printed wrappers, chipped, in cloth box. Across the top of front wrapper: "Hon. James W. Nye, U. S. Senator with compliments of C. P. Clever. Reese Cat 257: 51: " Clever was a delegate to Congress from New Mexico. In this interesting pamphlet he devotes much space to a description of the mineral resources of New Mexico, finally outlining the importance of building a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, terminating in San Diego, California. ". Howes C488.

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        Las ruinas de Palmira o meditacion sobre las revoluciones de los Imperios.Seguido de:La Ley Natural o principios fisicos de la Moral deducidos de la constitucion del hombre y del Universo.La razon natural o las ideas naturales opuestas a las .

      José Codina, Barcelona 1868 - plena piel ligeramente rozada, manchas del tiempo, interior bien conservado 2 Tomos en un Volúmen. .sobrenaturales.Biografía del Conde Volney.Poema sobre la Ley Natural.Poema sobre el desastre de Lisboa en ela ño 1755 o examen de este axioma:Todo está bien.Es necesario tomar un partido o el principio del movimiento.Ideas republicanas por un ciuda . 916 págs.

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        Disputationes scholasticae et morales. Editio nova... accurante J. B. Fournials

      Parisiis (Paris), Apud Ludovicum Viv? Parisiis (Paris), Apud Ludovicum Vivès. 1868 - 1869. 8 volumes. Half leather. Together ca. 6000 pages; 28 cm. Text in Latin. - (monastic library stamps, sl. worn, sl. browned, some foxing) Although still good set, see image.

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

      New York: Orange Judd & Company. 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. . Very Good. Original Cloth. First American Edition. 1868. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5").

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        Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer

      London: Hardwicke, 1868. Falconer, Hugh (1808-65). Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer, A.M., M.D. . . . Compiled and edited by Charles Murchison, M.D., F.R.S. 2 vols. Vol. I: lvi, 590pp. 34 plates, text illustrations. Vol. II: xiii, [77], 675pp. 38 plates, text illustrations. 215140 mm. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1868. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. Library stamps on verso of title pages of both volumes, and small stamp on the title of Vol. II. Marginal repairs to frontispiece and first 7 leaves of Vol. I, a few pencil marks in the margins, light toning, but very good. First Edition of the collected paleontological works, both published and previously unpublished, of the Scottish geologist and botanist Hugh Falconer, whose extensive studies of India's fossil mammals earned him and his colleague Proby Cautley the London Geological Society's prestigious Wollaston Medal. Falconer became interested in paleontology while stationed in India as an employee of the British East India Company. In the early 1830s he discovered the Siwalik fossil beds in the southernmost part of the Himalayas, where he and Cautley excavated an enormous variety of now-extinct specimens, including the mastodon, sivatherium, saber-toothed tiger and the giant tortoise Colossochelys Atlas. Falconer's observations of the evolutionary history preserved in the Siwalik strata--long periods of stasis followed by short periods of rapid change--led him to introduce the evolutionary theory known as punctuated equilibrium, a theory further developed in the twentieth century by Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould. Upon his retirement and return to London in 1855 Falconer devoted all of his time to paleontological and geological pursuits, and became involved in the question of the antiquity of man. Together with Pengelly, Falconer was one of the first two scientists to visit Brixham Cave after its discovery in 1858, and he was instrumental in obtaining the necessary funding and scientific personnel for its excavation. Falconer's letter of 10 May 1858 to the Geological Society informing them of the Brixham Cave site is included in Volume II of the Palaeontological Memoirs, together with his report on the results of the cave excavations delivered on 9 September. We have not been able to find any evidence that this letter and report were published prior to their inclusion in the Palaeontological Memoirs. The excavation of Brixham Cave culminated in what Falconer's biographer Charles Murchison called "the great and sudden revolution in modern opinion, respecting the probable existence at a former period of man and many extinct mammalia" (p. 486).Falconer left a large portion of his paleontological researches unpublished on his death, while many of his earlier papers had appeared only in such hard-to-find periodicals such as the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The present collection brings together all of Falconer's memoirs on paleontology, with the first volume containing his work on the fossil zoology of the Siwalik formations and the second his later paleontological researches, including his investigations on the antiquity of man and his important memoir on the fossil rhinoceros, published here for the first time. This set is rare and very difficult to find. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        THE BASE-BALL GUIDE FOR 1868. CONTAINING THE RULES OF THE GAME, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES, "MUFFIN" MATCHES AND THE GAME ON ICE. FULL DIRECTIONS FOR SCORERS, FORMATION OF CLUBS AND SELECTION OF NINES. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AND A LARGE QUANTITY OF OTHER INSTRUCTIVE AND ENTERTAINING MATTER

      New York: Robert M. De Witt, (1868). First Edition. wraps. An old dampstain affects most of the page throughout but is very light and hardly noticeable. The front wrap has a small chip in the upper right corner slightly affecting the price, and there are two small pieces lacking from the spine. The rear cover is detached but present. Someone long ago used three pieces of adhesive tape to keep the rear cover on, and while those pieces are no longer present there is a slight shadow visible. The front cover is on securely. Still a Very Good copy of a scarce and important baseball book. Small octavo (4" x 6-3/8") in original gold wraps depicting a pitcher in uniform on the front about to throw a ball; [iv], 9-100 pages, plus covers. A very early rule book, illustrated with a frontispiece full-page engraving of two teams playing on a field as well as a diagram of a baseball field and a few small engravings in the text. Includes the constitution and the by-laws "founded chiefly on those of the Active Base-Ball Club of the City of New York." Also contains rules for players and umpires, including a prohibition on betting, as well as descriptions of the requirements for each position. A very useful index follows. The author was the secretary for the New York Base-Ball Association.

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        The mechanic treatment of deformities of the mouth, congenital and accidental. Presentation copy

      Ramsay, Robert and Coles, James Oakley. The mechanical treatment of deformities of the mouth, congenital and accidental. 8vo. 95 [1]pp. Hand-colored lithographed plate. London: John Churchill and Sons, 1868. 209 x 132 mm. Later buckram, library shelfmark tooled at foot of spine. Endpapers a bit foxed, otherwise a very good copy. Embossed stamp of the Incorporated Dental Society on title and a few other leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "Annandale Esq. with the Authors' kind regards. October 1868."First Edition. A treatise on the manufacture and use of artificial palates in the treatment of cleft palate, which the authors claimed to be the first to appear since Snell's Observations on the History, Use and Construction of Obduratuers, or Artificial Palates (1828). The first chapter deals with the origin and development of congenital cleft palate, and last two chapters contain case histories of both congenital and accidental palatal deformities. "The novelty in these instances does not consist so much in the general line of treatment adopted, as in the fact that where elastic rubber has been used it has been adapted in metallic moulds, made expressly for each case, to the outline of the deficiency which it was intended to supply; the facility with which this can be done being considerably increased since the first manufacture of elastic rubber in this country, about eighteen months since, so pure and so carefully prepared as to be suitable for dental purposes. Before this date we were dependent on America for our supply" (p. vi).The recipient of this copy may have been the Scottish surgeon Thomas Annandale (1838-1907), who in 1877 succeeded Lister as regius professor of clinical surgery at the University of Edinburgh; see the DNB. Weinberger, Dental Bibliography, p. 114.

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST A Personal Narrative

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1868 Some rubbing to extremities ; 12mo; 470 pages

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        The handy-volume Shakspeare [complete in 13 volumes]

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

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        Afbildninger af Danske Oldsager og Mindesmærker. Bind 1: Steenalderen. Bind 2: Broncealderen Suiter. Bind 3: Broncealderen Samlede Fund.

      Gyldendal, 1868 - 76. 57 sider + 45 plader + 51 sider + 43 plader + 57 sider + 35 plader + 2 tillægstavler, nogle farvelagte. Indb. grønt halvlæder med gulddek. ryg. Med topguldsnit. Folioformat.. 2 vols also with french text: Antiquités Préhistoriques du Danemark. Dessinées et gravée. Med kobberstukne plancher. Let slid på hjørner og kanter. Navn på friblade. Siderne er pæne og rene, enkelte dog smågulplettede.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        THE FOUR ANCIENT BOOKS OF WALES Containing Cymric Poems Attributed to the Bards of the Sixth Century.

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1868. - Two vols., first edition, 8vo., pp.xiv,600,xiv,496, frontispiece and 4 other plates showing colour facsimilies of pages from the Ancient Books, 1 colour map (vol I), ruled cloth, gilt, t.e.g., uncut; a very good, clean, bright set with just very slight wear to the corners of the boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Four Ancient Books of Wales

      Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1868 - 2 Vols, 1st ed, VG, 1 Map, 5 Pls. In modern grey cloth, titles and tooling to spine in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, teg remainder uncut, half titles present, title pages in red and black inks. Vol 1, pencil name to half title, tissue guarded frontis present, [5], (vi-xiv), [2], [1], 2-600 pp, [1] adverts, 1 map (coloured & folding). 1 pl (coloured), printed by R Clark, Edinburgh. Vol 2, [5], (vi-xiv), 496 pp, 4 pls (coloured), some light finger soiling, , minimal occasional spotting, paper repair to gutter last leaf. A very good copy of an important title. Allibone 2116. The four books are The Black book of Carmarthen, The Book of Aneurin, The Book of Taliesin, The Red book of Hergest. The Welsh text is contained in v. 2, the English translation in v. 1. Includes index. Title continues: Containing the Cymric Poems attributed to the Bards of the Sixth Century. Skene, historian and Celtic scholar published the manuscripts known as The Four Ancient Books of Wales (the Black Book of Carmarthen, the Book of Aneirin, the Book of Taliesin, and the Red Book of Hergest) in two volumes, with a commentary on fifth- and sixth-century British history with particular reference to the Gw¿r y Gogledd, the ¿men of the north¿, and to King Arthur, whom Skene took to be a historical character. This ground was not to be traversed again in such scholarly fashion until the publication in 1949 of H. M. Chadwick's Early Scotland. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Colton's, Township Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys, & Other Authentic Surveys

      J.H. Colton & Co., New York 1868 - Nice folding pocket map of Iowa. Includes a table of population by township. Some scattered staining and a small chip to upper right edge. Minor aging along edges. Booklet is intact with original hinging. Minor staining from glue. Owner's signature (George Clark) in ink on right edge of map and also on inside cover. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831. Case map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 25" x 35". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Four Ancient Books of Wales

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1868 2 Vols, 1st ed, VG, 1 Map, 5 Pls. In modern grey cloth, titles and tooling to spine in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, teg remainder uncut, half titles present, title pages in red and black inks. Vol 1, pencil name to half title, tissue guarded frontis present, [5], (vi-xiv), [2], [1], 2-600 pp, [1] adverts, 1 map (coloured & folding). 1 pl (coloured), printed by R Clark, Edinburgh. Vol 2, [5], (vi-xiv), 496 pp, 4 pls (coloured), some light finger soiling, , minimal occasional spotting, paper repair to gutter last leaf. A very good copy of an important title. Allibone 2116. The four books are The Black book of Carmarthen, The Book of Aneurin, The Book of Taliesin, The Red book of Hergest. The Welsh text is contained in v. 2, the English translation in v. 1.Includes index. Title continues: Containing the Cymric Poems attributed to the Bards of the Sixth Century. Skene, historian and Celtic scholar published the manuscripts known as The Four Ancient Books of Wales (the Black Book of Carmarthen, the Book of Aneirin, the Book of Taliesin, and the Red Book of Hergest) in two volumes, with a commentary on fifth- and sixth-century British history with particular reference to the Gwŷr y Gogledd, the ‘men of the north’, and to King Arthur, whom Skene took to be a historical character. This ground was not to be traversed again in such scholarly fashion until the publication in 1949 of H. M. Chadwick's Early Scotland. See ODNB.

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        "The earthly paradise, a poem."

      "F. S. Ellis, 1868, 1870" London: "F. S. Ellis, 1868, 1870". 1871. "First editions throughout; 4 vols. in 3, as issued; 8vo, woodcut device designed by Morris on title-p.; orig. green cloth with paper labels on spines, light to moderate wear at extremities, a few small tears at spine ends, small bubbles in cloth on covers, labels soiled and somewhat worn, generally good and sound, or better. Vols. I and 2 (in 1), 1868, first edition, first issue, with misprint ""my"" for ""thy"" on p. 75; this copy inscribed by Morris on front flyleaf: ""With the authors compliments,"" and with the misprint at p. 75 corrected in his hand; Forman 17. (Also included is another copy of vol. I, first edition, first issue with misprint on p. 75, but with the original title-p. and spine label removed and replaced with a title-p. dated 1870 stating ""Parts I. & II,"" as also the replacement label; Forman p. 66 notes that this title-p. and label were inserted into vol. IV for the use of owners of the 1868 edition, and furthermore, that he has ""never seen a copy of the 1868 volume with new title inserted and the new label affixed."") Vol. III, 1870, first edition, with the 2pp. publisher's ads inserted at front, as called for by Forman 23; this copy with front hinge cracked. Vol. IV, 1870, first edition, with the title-p. and label for the 1868 version of Vol. I inserted at back; Forman 30, noting that ""I have met with very few copies of Part IV containing the extra title and label."" Also included in another copy of Vol. IV, 1871, second edition, without the extra title and label at the back; Forman 31. One of Morris's most endearing works, later published by the Kelmscott Press."

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

      Dürr 1868 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.

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        Manuscript Signed Letter by Sir John Kirk Which Mentions Africa Explorers David Livingstone and Du Chaillu.

      - 30 January 1868. Manuscript Signed Letter by Sir John Kirk, British administrator in Zanzibar and co-explorer with David Livingstone, in which leading explorers of the Dark Continent are mentioned. 8vo. Double-leaf mourning stationery, measures approximately 18cm x 11cm. Creased, otherwise in very good condition, interesting correspondence on the procurement of significant autographs. The letter reads as follows: "Dear Mrs. Carnegie, Please give to Mrs. Baradaille the enclosed autographs of Livingstone and Du Chaillu. Of Murchison I have not one now but so frequently am in correspondence with him that it cannot be long time before I can add it also. Give her my best regards and believe me I am Yours sincerely. John Kirk"

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        Odes [Not Published]

      [London], [1868]. Good +. Privately Printed. A scarce piece of Victorian literature, and an important association copy. Inscribed "Mrs Jackson with the affectionate regards of Coventry Patmore, May 1868." The recipient was Maria ("Mia") Jackson, nee Pattle, sister of Julia Margaret Cameron and maternal grandmother of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. She was a close friend and neighbor of Patmore and took care of his children when his first wife, Emily was ill and after her death helped with their upbringing. According to Edmund Gosse (Coventry Patmore, 1905, 130-131) in the autumn of 1868 Patmore destroyed 103 of the 250 copies printed of this publication after giving away a quantity to friends and others he thought might be interested. In original buff wrappers (copies are also found in light blue wrappers). The spine has been restored, the covers are worn along the hinges and edges, and the covers are darkened. Pages have light browning to margins. Still a good copy of this rarity. 46 pages. POE/091213.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

      1868. Good. mBUCHANAN, Robert, ed. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, THE NATURALIST. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1868. First edition. vii + 366 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo., green cloth with spine stamped in gilt, covers in blind. Spine slightly split at top front joint, a bit rolled. Corners bumped. Spine darkened, covers bright. Brown coated endpapers; front flyleaf partially sprung. Contemporary printed bookplate on front pastedown. Frontispiece photo clean, tissue guard detached, laid in. Title page with illustration detached, laid in. Rest of block is tight, clean. Good overall.

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        Cose notabili della citt? di Bologna. Unito : Miscellanea storico-patria bolognese. Unito : Supplemento alle cose notabili di Bologna e alla Miscellanea.

      Subject: (Bologna). Bologna, 1868/73 + 1872 + 1908, (ma anastatica Bologna, 1972) sette volumi in-4to tutta tela, pp. 2648

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        Spring Buffalo & the Employments of Husbandry: omen of a fruitful year

      China:. 1868.. A hand colored woodcut print published in the 7th year of Tongzhi, 1868 in the western calendar. 20 x 12 1/2" with margins. Pencil inscription in English below the margin, and old ink inscription in English in the right margin. The scene centers on the water buffalo, Chinese families, the rice harvest, rain, & plowing, with text throughout. Sml. loss along an old fold, very delicate.

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        Laws and Ordinances of New Netherland, 1638-1674. Compiled and Translated from the Original Dutch Records in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y

      Weed Parsons and Company Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company. 1868. First. First edition. Contemporary half morocco and marbled papercovered boards, with wax seal of the State of New York on the spine. xxxii, 602pp. Bookplate front pastedown, light wear to the extremities, a handsome near fine copy. Sabin 53727 (limited to 500 copies). Although widely available in various microforms, OCLC locates a single copy of the book, in the Library of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. .

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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'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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        Foul Play

      London - Bradbury, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce set of fictional works from prolific victorian writer, Charles Reade. First edition. With volumes two and three featuring the original half titles. Featuring a folding facsimile of a forged note, and the genuine handwriting of John Wardlaw. Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and he chose to have dramatist stand first in the list of his occupations on his tombstone. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. Co-written with Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot, commonly known as Dion Boucicault, was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the 19th century, Boucicault had become known on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers then in the English-speaking theatre. The New York Times heralded him in his obituary as the most conspicuous English dramatist of the 19th century. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed, with minor bumping, and slight fading to the spines. Light marks to the boards. Three rear hinges are slightly strained. Internally, binding is tender in places, and some leaves are working loose. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot and handling mark. W. H. Smith blind stamp to the front free endpaper of volume one, and ink signature toone title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Original Double-Column Playbill for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

      1868. London: Olympic Theatre, March 23rd, 1868. Approximately 20 inches by 20 inches. Original printed tissue-like paper. This is a production of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT from late in Dickens's life (two years before his death). "Great Hit of the New Drama Expressly Arranged and Adapted for this Theatre from the Popular Novel, by Charles Dickens Esq... in which Mr. J. Clarke, who has been expressly engaged, will sustain the Character of Sally Gamp." (The comedian John Clarke also occasionally performed a one-person show, in drag, called "Sairy Gamp.") Except for a brief mention of a "petite comedy" titled "The Best Way," plus an upcoming Annual Benefit, the entire playbill is about MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT (characters and players on the left panel, descriptions of the four acts on the right panel). According to Bolton, who in turn quotes Morley, this is a "brand new dramatization" that was promoted as opening on March 2nd -- three weeks before the date of this playbill.~Condition is very good-plus, with just some minor wear at the edges and at the folds -- no restoration of any kind. Bolton MC #27.

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        The handy-volume Shakspeare [complete in 13 volumes]

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

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        Catalogo dei molluschi fossili pliocenici delle colline bolognesi.

      Subject: (Paleontologia). Bologna, 1868 e 1874, 4to m.tela (conserv. all'int. le cop. orig.) pp. 98 + 88 e 2 + 1 tav. lit. (gore alle prime due). Dedica autografa dell'A. Le due (rare entrambe) parti qui riunite in un vol.

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        The Galatea in Port Phillip and at Sea

      circa, 1868.. Two oil paintings on board, each approx. 31 x 41 cms; mounted and framed, in very good original condition. Two fine maritime oil paintings by Oswald Brierly (1817-1894).Brierly was invited by the Duke of Edinburgh to join his expedition round the world on the Galatea in 1867; a ship commissioned specially for a voyage to the Australian colonies. The voyage included stops at Lisbon, Madeira, Tristan de Cunha, the Cape, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney among many ports-of-call.These two paintings were until recent times in the family of the artist Oswald Brierlya leading marine painter who had studied naval architecture. Brierly learned his artistic skills at Henry Sass's Academy, a private drawing school in Bloomsbury "a preparatory school" for the Royal Academy and the British Institution, other students included Rossetti, Millais and Edward Lear.After a spell in Plymouth developing naval skills, Brierly sailed with several expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage on a survey of the Barrier Reef, and with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer. He subsequently wrote, with Rev. John Milner, the narrative published as Cruise of the Galatea (London, 1869). In 1874 Brierly was made marine painter to Queen Victoria.An early inscription on one of the old frames reads "Galatea" In Port Phillip Bay Sir Oswald Brierly. We know that the Galatea was in Melbourne in 1867 so this family identification of location is fortuitous. The second painting, in all aspects a pair to the Port Phillip Bay picture, is "at sea" without a known location.Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor and he stayed here for several months. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination and the Duke received a bullet wound to the back. The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne are both named in his honour.With family provenance these two atmospheric paintings of HMS Galatea are highly attractive works done by one of the most outstanding marine artists to visit Australia.Lubbock 'Owen Stanley R.N. Captain of the Rattlesnake', pp.172, 246.

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        Manuale del perfetto liquorista. Ricette per i liquori in generale. 50 sorti di rosoli differenti si fanno a freddo, senza alcun utensile. In due ore di tempo si fabbricano 50 bottiglie di rosoli sopraffini di varie qual

      Subject: (Liquori). Livorno, Rossi, 1868, 16mo cop. muta, pp. 48. Paleari, 464

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        Variation in Animals and Plants

      John Murray. In Two Volumes.--Vol. I/II. With Illustrations. ~ 1868. ~ The right to Translation is reserved.. Provenance: This copy was Presented by the right hon(ble) Lord Ernest Bruce, M. P.; in 1869. The pre-title page has the inscription: ""J. S. Copleston, June 1869, Member's Prize, Geology"". Thus this copy passed from the hands of a distinguished former Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, lord and member of parliament in Lord Ernest Bruce to the academy as, most likely, a goodwill gesture to a geology department or society.. Historical: First edition, second issue of Darwin's evidence-based work that he promised to publish in the Origin. This work followed the Origin, then, in 1868. This copy has been rebound in full leather, with decorative gilt to front and rear cover, including a gilted presentation box on the front cover. Freeman 878.. Condition: VERY GOOD(+). An exquisite copy that has endured the lapse of time very well indeed, incredible workmanship. Rebound in full leather; decorative gilt to cover with inscription of presentation; five raised bands to spine; gilt to spine chipped and hard to read in spots; gilt to front and rear cover of both volumes excellent; leather of rear cover of volume one has suffered a gash in the lower left corner, making original board visible; six small to medium sized scuffs to rear of volume 1; three small scuffs to front of volume 1; one small scuff to front cover of volume 2 near presentation inscription; three small scuffs to rear of volume 2; gilt to all page ends of both volumes; gilt to top of page ends of both volumes soiled; marbled end papers to both volumes in excellent .. Condition; binding of both volumes incredibly tight, which makes flipping through these volumes a joy; minor foxing to original pre-title pages; corners of both volumes a bit bumped and rubbed; maroon ribbons placed in both volumes during rebinding process; little to no foxing throughout both volumes; no internal writings or markings in both volumes; all plates present. A gorgeous, .. Historically important set. One (1) Erratum to page vi: ERRATUM. Vol. I, p. 101, line 19, for ""early Stone period"" read ""early part of the Neolithic period"". Volume I: 411 pps no adverts Volume II: 486 pps no adverts

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        Lancashire and Cheshire

      FONT>With an Account of the Rise and Progress of Manufactures and Commerce, and Civil and Mechanical Engineering in These Districts, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A topographical study of Lancashire and Cheshire. Including chapters on the industrial and commercial growth of the counties during the Industrial Revolution. The history of Lancashire is thought to have begun with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book (1086), some of its lands had been treated as part of Yorkshire. The land that lay Inter Ripam et Mersam, between the Ribble and Mersey, formed part of the returns for Cheshire. Once its initial boundaries were established, it bordered Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire. Lancashire emerged during the Industrial Revolution as a major commercial and industrial region. The county encompassed several hundred mill towns and collieries. By the 1830s, approximately 85%25 of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Preston, Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, Chorley, Darwen, Nelson, Colne and Burnley were major cotton mill towns during this time. Blackpool was a major centre for tourism for the inhabitants of Lancashire's mill towns, particularly during wakes week. With numerous illustrations from original drawings by H. Warren and a series of portraits, including twenty-four engraved plates. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with somebumping and marks. Four hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to half-titles. Pages are bright, and mainly clean, though with some spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Legislative Acts of the Governor General of India in Council

      1868. Theobald, William [1829-1908], Compiler. The Legislative Acts of the Governor General of India in Council, From 1834 to the End of 1867; With an Analytical Abstract Prefixed to Each Act; Table of Contents and Index to Each Volume; The Letters Patent of the High Courts, And acts of Parliament Authorizing Them. (To Be Continued Annually). Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, & Co., 1868. 5 volumes [complete as issued]. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some chipping to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked or starting, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. A solid set. * Only edition. With a thorough index. "The title which I have given the present Collection is synonymous with 'Acts of the Legislative Council of India.' The Council came into existence in 1834...as a distinct body separate from that of the Executive Government of India; and the legislative powers of the Presidency Governments, through the exercise of which each Presidency had previously been supplied with Regulations (so called and not Acts), at the same time ceased.": Preface. OCLC locates 10 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:734.

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        Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1868 - Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1868. First edition, preceded by a limited large-paper edition. 8vo. Cloth binding, gilt titles, 409 pp. Handsome engraved frontispiece, protective tissue. This is the true first edition in English, complete, with notes by John Bigelow. Includes an introduction, Franklin's outline of topics, the autobiography, appendix and index. Boards rubbed, chipping top of spine. No writing whatever inside, hinges solid. Includes EPHEMERA - "Franklin As A Borrower" article that appeared in a newspaper (no date), now protected in plastic. Left acid shadow on title page. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Justice Docket for the Town of Lake Mills, Jefferson County. 1868

      1868 - 1868 Justice's Docket from Rural Wisconsin [Manuscript]. [Wisconsin]. Justice Docket for the Town of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, 1868 (Manuscript title on first leaf). [Lake Hills, WI, 1868-1888]. [xxvi], 318 pp., a few blanks at rear. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Sheep, black-stamped panels to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, cloth reinforced hinges, marbled endpapers, thumb-tabbed index at front. Some rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners. Five documents, some partially printed, laid or tipped-in. Light toning to interior, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of most leaves. A well-preserved item. * This detailed docket book covering all manner of civil and criminal cases in Wisconsin was compiled by seven successive justices of the peace in the Town of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin from 1868 to 1888. It records legal processes, judgments, and the associated service fees for approximately 250 civil and criminal cases. Among the civil proceedings were cases of breach of contract, recovery of debt, replevin, and bastardy. Criminal cases included trespass, larceny, vagrancy, arson, burglary, the use of abusive language and the violation of blue laws. Other criminal cases involved assault and battery, attempted rape and other forms of bodily violence. The docket book is arranged chronologically and documents each step of the judicial process. The docket names the parties involved and usually includes the names of their attorneys, if any. Receipts for the payments of judgments are noted as well. Further, the justices consistently itemized the court fees and those of the constables and marshals associated with each case. [A more detailed description is available on request.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disputationes scholasticae et morales. Editio nova. accurante J. B. Fournials.

      Parisiis (Paris), Apud Ludovicum Vivès, - 1868 - 1869. 8 volumes. Half leather. Together ca. 6000 pages; 28 cm. Text in Latin. - (monastic library stamps, sl. worn, sl. browned, some foxing) Although still good set, see image. 15000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the State of Ohio, to Which is added an Atlas of the United States

      New York: Published for Henry S. Stebbins by H. H. Lloyd & Co., 1868. Quarter black calf leather with dark grey board with blind stamp gilt lettering on front board. All edges marbled. Decorative endsheets. Engraved title page with flowers and cameo of a barge on the Ohio river. All maps have original hand water-color. The maps of the territories show progression with parts of West listed as "Unexplored". Texas still has unusual northern border with the Indian Territory. 104p. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Quarter Calf Leather. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover.

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        Comparative Statement of the Duties of Customs Levied on Certain Staple Articles in British Columbia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, and Other Principal British Colonies.

      Government Printing Office, New Westminster, B.C. 1868 - New Westminster, B.C.: Government Printing Office, 17th March, 1868. Four Elephant Folio broadsides ca. 43x68,5 cm. Folded twice, with visible fold marks, otherwise near fine documents. Rare early large format BC imprints. A detailed comparative statement listing customs duties for over 200 items, from Ale to Yeast, arriving in British Columbia and seventeen other countries and colonies, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Prince Edward Island, several British colonies in the Caribbean (Bermuda, Jamaica, Bahamas) and Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland etc.), as well as New Zealand, Ceylon, and Natal. The statement was apparently prepared in order to find possible sources of income for the Colony struggling with the overwhelming debt inherited from the initial Colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, as well as with the economic depression caused by the end of the gold rush. The other reason could be a necessity to work out the finances involved in the contemplated confederation with Canada. See the note from the meeting of the 5th Session of the Legislative Council of BC, 21 April 1868: "Frederick Seymour. Message No. 6. The Governor lays before the Legislative Council a Return that he has caused to be prepared, showing the Duties of Customs levied on certain staple articles in British Columbia, Great Britain, the United States, Canada, and other principal British Colonies. The Return will be interesting to the Honorable Council. It is not, however, the Governor's intention to introduce any measure for altering the Duties of Customs during the present Session" (Journals of the Colonial Legislatures of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, 1851-1871/ Ed. By James E. Hendrickson. Vol. 5. Journals of the Legislative Council of British Columbia, 1867-1871, p. 136). It is interesting to compare custom duties for the import of books and manuscripts in all 17 listed regions: There was no duty on books in eleven of them, including British Columbia. Customs applied for reprints of British authors in Prince Edward Island, and foreign reprints in the Bahamas and Natal. The customs duties in the UK give an early example of regulations based on the age of books, with books printed prior 1801 being free of customs, and books printed later having a levy of - from 15 to 30 s. Per cwt. US customs applied to all books at "25 per cent generally."

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