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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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 'To Doris Vivien from her affectionate Victoria R.I. Balmoral Sept.11.1900' .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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'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's insistence from Herbert Spencer'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's blind-stamped green cloth with gilt-lettered spine, 8vo. This is the first edition, first issue of 'Variation of Animal and Plants' (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)

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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