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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

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

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        The Drinker Farm Tragedy, Trial and Conviction of James Jeter.

      1868 - Richmond, 1868. McDade 747. A Scarce McDade Item Phillips, James Jeter, Defendant. The Drinker Farm Tragedy. Trial and Conviction of James Jeter Phillips, For the Murder of His Wife. With Portraits. Richmond: Published by J. Wall Turner, V.L. Fore, Printer), 1868. 96 pp. 2 full- page woodcut portraits (of Phillips and his wife, Mrs. Mary Emma Phillips). Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original printed wrappers, with advertisements for various Richmond businesses rear and inside front covers. Negligible light soiling and shelfwear, light toning to interior. An exceptionally well preserved copy. $750. * Only edition. "Phillips, a scion of a 'good' Virginia family, twenty-four years old, murdered his wife Emily, who was ten years older, on a Henrico County, Virginia, roadside near Drinker's farm. He shot her with a small pistol, and her body was unidentified for three months" (McDade). OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Virginia, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 747. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("H. Becker").

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

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        Major General Meade's Report on the Ashburn Murder

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

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        Charles Dickens Signed Portrait Photograph.

      1868 - Signed "Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Washington, D.C. Seventh February 1868." Large oval portrait photograph measures 13 inches by 13 inches. Matted in a walnut frame which measures 24 inches by 27 inches. On his Washington tour Dickens met President Andrew Johnson and signed this photograph on the date of that meeting, February 7, which also happened to be Dickens' birthday. He discussed in a letter to his friend and agent John Foster regarding that day, "This scrambling scribblement is resumed this morning, because I have just seen the President: who had sent to me very courteously asking me to make my own appointment. He is a man with a remarkable face." From the Library of The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Portrait photographs of this size signed by Dickens are exceptionally rare, especially with such noted provenance. Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Poems by Walt Whitman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      N Y: Lippincott. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. 662 pages. 8vo, 255x165 mm, original cloth, spine faded and stained, peripheral discoloration on covers; scattered minor spotting. Small loss tocloth covering towards bottom of front hinge. Hinges, binding and text block quite solid. First edition of the author's major work. 'It established Watson as one of the leading American experts in celestial mechanics and orbital theory' (ANB). BEA, pages 1198-99; Houzeau & Lancaster 11822. PROVENANCE-Astronomy and Science Books from the Collection of Martin C. Gutzwiller. ; 0 .

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        Tree and Serpent Worship:

      London: India Museum, W.H. Allen and Co.,, 1868. or Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the First and Fourth Centuries after Christ. From the Sculptures of the Buddhist Topes at Sanchi and Amravati. Prepared under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Folio (334 × 240 mm). Publisher's red half hard-grain morocco on green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, large Naga Raja disk gilt to the upper board, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Lithographic decorative title after a drawing of the northern gateway at Sanchi by Lieut--Col. Maisey and 40 other similar plates after Maisey, 57 mounted albumen prints by W. Griggs and Lieut. Waterhouse, 2 of them across two pages, a double-page coloured plan, a full-page tinted map, and numerous wood-engravings to the text. Joints and spine ends professionally repaired. Mild mottling to boards, text block occasionally lightly browned, some spotting and marginal finger-soiling, some of the albumen prints a little pale as often, but overall about very good. First edition, this copy with the bookplate of Edward Burne-Jones, and also of his former schoolfriend, Wilfred Lucas Heeley of the Indian Civil Service. While Burne-James seems not to have been in any way influenced by Indian art, a serpentine theme certainly can be detected running through his work, famously in his The Doom Fulfilled (Perseus slaying the Sea Serpent); in the windows of St. Margaret's, Rottingdean; and his "portrait" of Sidonia von Bork with her robe patterned with "branching and knotted snakes, black upon the golden stuff"; but most suggestively the pencil sketch Serpent Women around Globe at the Art Institute of Chicago (The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922.1121) which seems to refer to the various serpent discs discussed in the present work. Although the book has been described as "fanciful" (David Boyd Haycock in ODNB), it remains an important record, and is a superb example of an early photographically illustrated book involving three of the key players in the development of the form. James Fergusson (1808–1886), was one of Victorian Britain's most prominent architectural historians, respected by Ruskin, and the dedicatee of Schliemann's great work Tiryns, as "the historian of architecture, eminent alike for his knowledge of art and for the original genius which he has applied to the solution of some of its most difficult problems". However, he had no university education and began his career working for the family firm of Fairlie, Fergusson & Co. in Calcutta, before going into business as an indigo planter, he quickly made his fortune "and was able to retire, and as 'an expert draughtsman with a camera-lucida' he explored India 'chiefly on a camel's back, from end to end and from side to side' exploring the rock-cut temples of Ajanta, Ellora, and elsewhere" (ODNB). In 1866, he was preparing a display on Indian architecture for the 1867 Paris Exhibition, and was looking for sculptures, or architectural fragments, to cast "to draw attention … [and] give some character" to his exhibition of photographs. He was "not a little astonished" to discover that " large collection of marbles" from Amravanti Tope - a site that he had "thought it well worth [making] a voyage to India specially for the purpose of exploring" - were stored for their preservation in the coach-house of the India Museum at Leadenhall Street (Preface). So he set to work on a monograph describing the site, and to this end the pieces were photographed by William Griggs, the Museum photographer, and inventor of the photolithographic process by which many of the plates in the present work were produced. In the course of his researches on the subject, Fergusson then uncovered "a beautiful series of drawings" of Sanchi Tope in the Indian Office library, at the same time receiving " a set of photographs" of the same monument from Lieut. James Waterhouse, which lead him to reconsider the form of the book, expanding it to combine the accounts of the two monuments. Waterhouse, whose images of Sanchi Tope arrived so serendipitously, went on to become President of the Royal Photographic Society 1905-6, having been awarded the Society's Progress Medal in 1891 for his work on dye sensitising; and Griggs' pioneering work in chromophotolithography, and with the half-tone and collotype processes lead to him being obituarized by the Printer's Register as "that venerable craft father of ours". An interesting work with an extremely appealing provenance.

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        Les curés en goguette. Avec 6 dessins de Gustave Courbet. Exposition de Gand de 1868

      Bruxelles, A Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie éditeur 1868. Plaquette in-8 reliée demi-toile grise. Pièce de titre en long sur le dos et date en queue. Couverture verte conservée, titre, 32 pages et 6 hors-texte d'après les dessins de Gustave Courbet. Râres rousseurs pâles. Peu courant.

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        Advertising Poster for the Readings. Final Farewell Readings. Six in number. Mr. Dickens will read on Wednesday evening, April 1 (for the last time but five.), on Thursday evening, April 2 (for the last time but four.), on Friday evening ... [&c.] The readings will commence at 8 o'clock. Reserved seats $2.00 each. To be obtained from Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, ...

      Boston: J.E. Farwell (printers). [1868] Printed in red & black on pale yellow paper; three light horizontal folds, sl. dusting. Overall a v.g. example. 49 x 31.5cm.An exceptionally scarce poster for the Boston leg of the Farewell Reading Tour. Dickens was suffering from ill health at this time, and his ability to fulfil the punishing schedule of performances was severely in doubt. His correspondence from the period show him to be fatigued, beset by fits of coughing, and regularly unable to sleep. Writing to John Forster on the 30th of March, he gave an indication of the pressures upon his health: 'I am nearly used up. Climate, distance, catarrh, travelling, and hard work, have begun ... to tell heavily upon me. Sleeplessness besets me ...' (Pilgrim Letters, vol. XII.) On the 4th of April, writing to Georgina Hogarth, he confided, 'Catarrh worse than ever! And we don't know (at 4) whether I can read tonight or must stop'. In the end, Dickens managed to honour his list of engagements, for the most part to rave reviews. His last Boston readings, Doctor Marigold and Mrs. Gamp, were given on the 8th of April - he was given three cheers when he left. After Boston, his only remaining readings were in New York, from whence he sailed for England at the end of April.

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        COMMENTARIA IN SCRIPTURAM SACRAM - 21 TOMES EN 21 VOLUMES (TOME 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21)


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        Recollections of Past Life.

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

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        Panorama of New York and Vicinity

      Printed by P.S. Duval, Son & Co., Published by John Weik 607 Sansom Str.,, Philadelphia, 1868 - Aerial view of New York Lithograph. Sheet 660 by 950 mm, image 630 by 915 mm. A wonderful aerial view of New York, focusing on the island of Manhattan, and providing a glimpse of the city before the areas around the island became more densely populated. Areas of farmland are visible at the edges of the print. It also shows the importance of island's location for traffic and trade, with the Hudson and East Rivers full of vessels. The open space of Central Park is visible at the left side. John Bachmann was one of the leading producers of bird's-eye views in the late nineteenth century, capitalising on the popularity of panoramic views as expressions of civic pride. He was a German immigrant to the United States, where he began his career by producing views of Civil War battlegrounds. The lithographer, Herman Bencke, worked in New York and often collaborated with Bachmann. Met 54.90.1192; NYPL Eno 382++.

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        15 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris u. Rom, 1850-1868. - Veuillot gilt als der führende Verteidiger der ultramontanen Bewegung innerhalb der kath. Kirche Frankreichs im 19. Jahrhundert. Er „entstammte einem armen Elternhaus und war Autodidakt. Im Jahre 1831 nahm er seine journalistische Tätigkeit auf. Von 1832 bis 1836 gab er in Périgueux die Zeitung ‚Mémorial de la Dordogne‘ und von 1836 bis 1838 in Paris die ‚Charte de 1830‘ heraus. Während eines Aufenthalts in Rom im Jahre 1838, wo er eine Audienz bei Papst Gregor XVI. hatte, faßte er den Entschluß, ein aktives Leben nach dem kath. Glauben zu leben. Im Jahre 1843 übernahm er die Leitung der Zeitung ‚L'Univers‘, die er bis zu seinem Tode innehatte. Es handelte sich anfangs um eine unbedeutende Zeitung, doch wurde sie bald durch seine Verteidigung des Papsttums und der kath. Kirche zu einer Autorität von internationalem Rang. Mit allem Nachdruck verteidigte Veuillot auch die weltliche Macht des Papsttums. Er bekämpfte entschieden den Gallikanismus innerhalb des französischen Katholizismus sowie den Liberalismus. Er stritt vehement für einen größeren Einfluß der Kirche auf das französische Erziehungswesen. Die Heftigkeit seines Stils und seiner Anklagen gegen die Regierenden führten zu seiner Verhaftung im Jahre 1844. Politisch wechselte Veuillot öfters die Fronten. Zunächst zog er die Revolution von 1848 der sog. Juli-Monarchie vor. Doch bald änderte er seine Meinung und unterstützte den Staatsstreich Louis Napoleons. Wegen dessen antikirchlicher Italienpolitik wandte er sich allerdings von diesem bald ab. Von 1860 bis 1867 konnte ‚L'Univers‘ wegen der kontinuierlichen Ablehnung der napoleonischen Österreich-Politik überhaupt nicht erscheinen; Veuillot ließ sich dennoch nicht entmutigen, sondern setzte in dieser Zeit seine literarische Tätigkeit durch Veröffentlichung einer Reihe von Büchern und Streitschriften fort. Versuche bestimmter Kreise, die Religion mit modernen Zeitströmungen zu versöhnen, lehnte er entschieden an. In der Frage der Dogmatisierung der päpstlichen Unfehlbarkeit neigte er zu extremen Ansichten, die ihm nicht nur die Opposition der Freidenker, sondern auch ‚moderater‘ Katholiken, z.B. J.-R.-F. Dupanloup, H.-L.Ch. Maret, Ch.F.-R. de Montalembert, eintrug. Während des ersten vatikanischen Konzils genoß er die Unterstützung Papst Pius IX., so daß ‚L'Univers‘ fast zu einem offiziellen Organ des Vatikans wurde. Während der Belagerung von Paris im Jahre 1870 entschloß sich Veuillot, in der Stadt zu bleiben. Allgemein wurde er wegen seiner Aufrichtigkeit geachtet. Er hatte besonderen Einfluß auf die französische Geistlichkeit seiner Zeit. Nach seiner Pensionierung ging die Leitung von ‚L'Univers‘ auf seinen Bruder Eugène über, der eine eher gemäßigte Linie im Sinne Papst Leos XIII. verfolgte. Nach seinem Tode begründete seine Schwester Élise die Zeitschrift ‚La vérité française‘, welche die intransingente Linie von Louis Veuillot fortsetzte" (Biographisch-bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon XII, 1310ff.). - Veuillots Bedeutung drückt wohl auch die von 1924-1940 in 40 Bänden erschienene Gesamtausgabe aus, innerhalb der seine Korrespondenz alleine 12 Bände umfasst. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Symptômes et traitement des maladies mentales à leur début

      Bruxelles, Henri Manceaux, 1868, , X-156 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Traduit de l'allemand sur la 5e édition, par le docteur Joseph de Smeth (1794-1877). Adolf Albrecht Erlenmeyer (1822-1878) étudia à Marbourg, Bonn et Berlin. Il s'intéressa dans un premier temps à la chirurgie, avant d'exercer aux côté de Maximilian Jacobi à l'asile d'aliéné de Siegburg. Après un séjour à Prague, il fonde un petit asile privé à Bendorf en 1848, qui s'agrandit d'une section destinée aux maladies nerveuses en 1866. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Hirsch II, p. 429.

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        Salon Agoston. Zwei große brillante Vorstellungen aus dem Gebiet der modernen Salon-Magie, Physik und Illusion.

      (München, 1868). Plakat auf rosa Papier. Das obere Blatt mit gr. Holzschnitt (56 x 43 cm). das unter mit drei weiteren Holzschnitten (je ca. 18 x 30 cm). Zwei noch nicht zusammengesetzte Blatter. Zus.: 167 x 59 cm. Ankündigung einer Aufführung des Zauberers Chevalier Agoston (1826-1897), als Gustav Böhm im ungarischen Oedenburg (heute Sopron) geboren, der in den 1860er Jahren große Erfolge mit seinem Zaubertheater feierte. - Unter den herausragenden Programmpunkten: Der Wunder- oder Metamorphosen-Schrank; Der Teufel als Bundesgenosse Agoston\'s; Belebte Blumen oder Cupido\'s Treue; Geister- und Gespenster-Erscheinungen. Zum Schluss der Vorstellung: \"Vorzeigung der Wunderfontaine Kalospinthechromokrene mit der Krystallgrotte der Wassernixen und Najaden\". - Der phantasievolle gr. Holzschnitt zeigt Agoston aus dem einer Katze (?), die einen Höllenschlund darstellt, entsteigend, von drei Teufeln mit gejagt und mit Dreizack malträtierte, die beiden unteren zeigen den Zauberer bei der Vorführung, der letzte die Kristallgrotte mit einer Nymphe. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Salon Agoston. Heute zwei große brillante Vorstellungen aus dem Gebiete der modernen Salon-Magie, Physik & Illusion.

      (München), Druck von E. Stahl (1868). Plakat mit typographischem Text und zwei Holzschnitt-Illustrationen: Kopf der Sphinx (16 x 15 cm) und eine Zauberszene, Agoston dirigiert den Hexensabbat (20 x 31 cm). Blattgr.: 85 x 60 cm. Chevalier Agoston (1826-1897), als Gustav Böhm im ungarischen Oedenburg (heute Sopron) geboren, feierte in den 1860er Jahren Erfolge mit seinem Zaubertheater. - Unter den herausragenden Programmpunkten: Die unsichtbaren Trommel-Virtuosen; Das mysteriöse Rendezvous; Belebte Blumen oder Cupido\'s Treue. \"Zum Schluß der Vorstellung: Vorzeigung der Wunderfontaine Kalospinthechromokrene\". - Obere rechte Ecke mit kl. Abschnitt. Sehr gutes Exemplar! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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

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

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      John Murray, Albermale Street, Londres 1868 - 2 Tomos. 22 x 14 cm. Holandesa con los cortes decorados a juego con la portada. Tomo I - 411 pp. Tomo II - 786 pp. Ilustraciones y figuras b/n. Obra en excelente estado de conservación. Primera Edición. Inglés. . IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de V [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      A.D. Cross, [Boston?] 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, New York 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 early photography books. Bakeman was not among the six veterans pictured, however 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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        Kohlenhafen. Öl auf Holz. Signiert.

      Bildformat (Holztafel) 19,5 : 19,5 cm. Schwarzbrauner Holzrahmen mit breiten Leisten 26,5 : 26,5 cm . Dunkele Hafenszene mit Abendhimmel. Bild wohlerhalten. Rahmen mit Farbabplatzungen und in den Ecken etwas auseinander. - Hans Wacker-Elsen, geb. 1868 in Düsseldorf, wurde anfänglich durch A. Achenbach und Hubert Salentin in Düsseldorf gefördert, später stellte er u.a. in Berlin und München aus, ab 1941 bis zu seinem Tod 1958 war er in Ferch/ Schwielowsee in Brandenburg ansässig. Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage. -

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        The Grammar of Ornament.

      London: Bernard Quaritch,, 1868. Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornament. Folio (335 x 225 mm). Contemporary maroon half morocco, matching cloth sides, raised bands to spine, title gilt to second compartment, others with gilt centre-tool, marbled edges. Chromolithographic title page heightened in gilt, 112 similar plates numbered 1-100. Spine and rear board sunned, extremities skilfully refurbished, spotting to text-block, the plates bright and fresh. A very good copy. First Quaritch edition of one of the most influential pattern books ever published, also a notable work in the history of printing, demonstrating the full range of the chromolithographic process which Jones developed for his revolutionary work on the Alhambra (1842-5); Jones was much influenced by Islamic styles and the Grammar contains numerous examples of Moorish, Turkish, Persian and "Arab" (i.e. Egyptian) decoration. It is considered to be his "real monument" and his "most enduring and influential work, partly because it was adopted as a set text for the schools of design which had been established in the 1830s as part of a governmental move to raise the standard of design of manufactured goods. In the late 1840s and early 1850s they were subject to a large-scale reorganization which included the setting up of a Museum of Ornamental Manufactures, for both student and public use. Owen Jones was one of those appointed to select objects for the museum from the displays at the Great Exhibition. However, as a teaching aid the museum was seen to have two disadvantages: it would encourage students to copy the examples rather than to comprehend the principles of good design, and it was not accessible to students at the provincial schools. The Grammar of Ornament overcame both of these obstacles, and its precepts became the doctrine of the schools. It was reissued twice and continued in use in art schools well into the twentieth century" (ODNB). The Grammar of Ornament was first published in 1856.

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        Report on the mineral resources of the United States: States and Territories West of the Rocky mountains; United States East of the Rocky mountains

      Washington, Government printing office, 1868, in-8, 2 parties reliées en un volume de I. (4), 674pp. - II. (2), 71, (1)pp, percaline noire éditeur, dos lisse, La première édition de la première partie est parue en 1867, en 321pp. Cette édition, considérablement augmentée, comporte aussi l'édition originale de la deuxième partie, qui porte sur l'Est des montagnes Rocheuses. Ex-libris manuscrit sur une étiquette "mission de M. Simonin aux Etats-Unis, 1868-69". Louis-Laurent Simonin (1830-1886), ancien élève de l'École des mines de Saint-Étienne, était titulaire de la chaire de géologie de l'École spéciale d'architecture. Grand voyageur, il écrivit notamment plusieurs ouvrages sur les Etats-Unis: "La vie souterraine ou Les mines et les mineurs" (1867); "Le grand-ouest des Etats-Unis" (1869); "Le monde américain. Souvenirs de mes voyages aux Etats-Unis" (1876). Coiffes et 2 coins us.

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        Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde und physische Erziehung. Neue Folge. Band 1-32 und 34-35. Zus. 34 Jahrgänge.

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1868-1893. - Je Band ca. 500 Seiten. Einheitliche Pappbände mit Rückenschild um 1900, 2 Bände in Halbleinen nachgebunden (Einbände teils stärker berieben, ca. 8 Bände am Rücken beschädigt bzw. eingerissen, davon 2 Bände mit Fehlstelle am Rückenbezug). *Vollständige Reihe der ersten 32 Jahrgänge der "Neue Folge" des frühen und führenden Fachorgans zur Kinderheilkunde. Enthält zahlreiche bedeutende teils auch größere Fachbeiträge zur Kinderheilkunde, Säuglingspflege etc. sowie Berichte von Kinderspitälern und Anstalten und gibt einen hervorragenden Überblick über die Entwicklung der Pädiatrie in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Einbände mit Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren, Vorsätze und Titel mit altem Bibl.-Stempel. Innen sauber und ohne Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade.] Class B. - Correspondence with British ministers and agents in foreign countries, and with foreign ministers in England, relating to the Slave Trade. From January 1 to December 31, 1867. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty.

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1868. - Folio. VII, (1), 136 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers concerning the slave trade on the eastern coast of Arabia, particularly, that conducted between Muscat and the Qasimi dominions of Ras Al-Khaimah and the Musandam Peninsula, but also mentioning the Bani Yas, Ajmani, and Amalgavine tribes (p. 125), and a visit to Khamis Bin Ahmad, ruler of Fujairah. - A letter from the Governor of Bombay in Council to Sir Stafford Northcote, Secretary of State for India, forwards "papers relative to the Slave Trade on the Muscat Coast" and further states that: "The suggestion contained in Colonel Pelly's letter of the 3rd ultimo [printed as one of the twenty inclosures with the Governor's letter], as to the necessity for employing cruizers at the mouth of the Gulf, between Jask and Mussendom, seems to us sound and practical, and we trust that means may be devised for carrying it into effect." Inclosure 1 to the Governor's letter, a letter from H. F. Disbrowe, the Political Agent, Muscat, to the Secretary to Government, Bombay "submit[s], for the information of Government, extracts from the diary of my journey, performed overland from Muscat, in the Indian Ocean, to Ras-el-Khymah, in the Persian Gulf", noting that "the journey was performed during the close of the spring and the opening of the summer of the year 1865, and the extracts refer to the Slave Trade as existing between Muscat and Mussendom." Inclosure 2 is headed: "Slave Trade. - Eastern Coast of Arabia. Extracts from Lieutenant-Colonel Disbrowe's Diary of his journey (overland) from Muscat, Capital of the Sultan of Muscat's Dominions, to Ras-el-Khymah, Capital of the Joasmee Chief's Dominions." The first of the five extracts reads, in part: - "Musnaah, March 16, 1865. I gained other information to-day. If my informants can be relied on, the curse of slavery still lies heavy upon the people of Batinah, and many hundred slaves are yearly brought from the Zanzibar districts, and landed at places on the coast between Muscat and Mussendom. I was told, but cannot believe, that some 500 in number reach every year in the neighbourhood of Musnaah ["about sixty miles by land north of Muscat" (footnote)] alone. [ ] On enquiry into the reason of this, I gathered that it was owing to the influence of the wild and uncivilized Bedouins. The Bedouins inhabiting the numberless villages that stretch along the Batinah plain in vicinity to the sea-shore, are more powerful than of yore. They have built for themselves fortlets. They own date plantations. They own vessels. They disregard the commands and authority of the Al-boo-Saeed. [ ] Slaves are landed not precisely at Musnaah, but secretly at places on the shore opposite Bedouin strongholds. Once landed, they are disposed of by private sale, regular brokers being the go-betweens to conduct the sale operations. The selling price may range from 10 dollars minimum to 40 dollars maximum, young slave girls fetching the highest." In the fourth extract from his diary, Disbrowe makes suggestions for the deployment of two Indian navy vessels: "one [.], sailing or steam, fully equipped for boat service, to be off Ras-el-Hudd, to be mostly at anchor, but occasionally to move a little north and south of her appointed anchorage" and "a second [.], a steamer of light draught, likewise well-equipped with boats, to be on the move between Ras-el-Hudd and the entrance to the Gulf, searching every vessel Treaty engagements permit her to search." He opines that such a "course, if strictly adopted [.], would, in a few years, go far to extinguish, probably extinguish, the Oman traffic, go far also to extinguish the Persian and Turkish traffic viâ the Gulf." In the fifth extract he records his meeting with "Khumees bin Ahmed, Lord of Fujeerah": "I did not like him. I found him repulsive and unpolished. There was, too, something mysterious about him. He seemed afraid to move beyond the limits of his domain. I could no

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        The Nine Christmas Numbers of All the Year Round.

      London: 26 Wellington Street, Strand, W.C. and Messrs. Chapman & Hall,, [1868]. Octavo. Original green sand-grain cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, covers blind stamped with three-line outer rules and single central frame, brown coated endpapers, edges red. Printed in double column. Bumps to spine ends, slight wear to extremities, dust toning to top edge, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First collected edition of the nine Christmas numbers of All the Year Round, published between 1859 and 1867. From the library of H. Rider Haggard with his hieroglyphic bookplate to the front pastedown and pencil ownership inscription on the head of the title page. Laid in is a photo of Haggard, seated, with his family. The collection comprises the following contributions by Dickens; "The Mortals in the House"; "The Ghost in Master B's Room"; "The Village"; "The Club Night"; "Picking up Soot and Cinders"; "Picking up Evening Shadows"; "Picking up Miss Kimmeens"; "Picking up the Tinker"; "His Leaving it till called for"; "His Boots"; "His Brown-Paper Parcel"; "His Wonderful End"; "How Mrs. Lirriper carried on the Business"; "How the Parlours added a few words"; "Mrs. Lirriper relates how she went on and went over"; "Mrs. Lirriper relates how Jemmy topped up"; "To be taken immediately"; "To be taken with a Grain of Salt"; "To be taken for Life"; "Barbox Brothers"; "Barbox Brothers and Co."; "Main Line"; and "No. 1 Branch Line, the Signalman". In addition, "The Money"; "The Restitution" and "No Thoroughfare" are co-written with Wilkie Collins. Collins as sole author contributed "The Ghost in the Cupboard Room" and "Picking up Waifs at Sea". Other contributors are Mrs. Gaskell ("The Ghost in the Garden Room" and "How the First Floor went to Crowley Castle") and G. A. Sala ("The Ghost in the Double Room").

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

      London: John Murray,, 1868. In two volumes. With illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spines, blind panelling to sides, black coated endpapers. 43 wood-engravings in the text. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. I. Cloth a little bubbled, a couple of spots of foxing to endmatter; an excellent set in bright cloth. First edition, second issue, with the relevant issue points: one line erratum in volume I and the imprint on two lines. The second issue, consisting of of 1,250 copies, was published in February 1868 and the two issues have "considerable textual differences". Darwin refers to one of these in More Letters, "a story of the progeny of a hairless dog in support of the, erroneous, idea of telegony", on the footnote of p. 404 in the first volume of the second issue (Freeman). "The term 'survival of the fittest' (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation and in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869)" (ODNB). "A large part of [Variation] contains detailed facts about artificial selection and discussion of them. but it also contains, in Chapter XXVII, his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis; one which he thought was new, but has a long back history. It is his longest work" (Freeman).

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        Histoire du Bouddha Sakya Mouni traduite du tibetain ; par Ph.Ed. Foucaux . ( 1868 ) 6 Planches

      Paris , Ernest Thorin, 1868. 438 pp 4°,, Halbleder ( Englische Ausgabe !! 1868 ) In Halbleder ( später) gebunden mit Rückentitel in Gold. Format ca. 28 x 23 cm . Im Buchrücken unten ein kleiner Papierklebrest , schwach lichtschattig, sonst gut. Schönes Exlibris im inneren Deckel. Sehr kleiner Besitzvermerk. Titeldeckblatt mit kleinem Eckausriss ( klein u.r. Ecke) Titeldeckblatt teils auf dem alten Vorsatzblatt angeklebt. Seiten teilweise altersfleckig oder stockfleckig ( im Umfang meistens nicht sehr ausgeprägt) Alle 6 Tafeln sind vorhanden - die Tafeln sind ebenfalls leicht stockfleckig. Gelegentlich sind Seiten geringfügig gerändert oder sehr geringfügig leicht randrissig, insg. von schöner Erhaltung. 158 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        19th Century Herbarium Archive of French Count and Botanist H. F. Jaubert.

      Various places, c. 1823-1868. - Comprising 241 preserved botanical specimens, each with French ms. caption stating scientific name, origin, and acquisition details. Occasional ms. notes to verso. Each neatly mounted to a single cardstock leaf and contained in 42 blue folders measuring 17 x 11 inches approx. Indication of moisture or wear to some leaves, otherwise in very good condition, a lovely collection of specimens preserved with care. Together with field tools, including an ornate green collector's tin with working clasp, and a plant press made by P & L in Paris. Some paint loss to tin, otherwise both in very good, original working condition. Together with Jaubert's original photographic carte-de-visite c. 1860, and a ms. letter (in French), signed by him, 7 January 1830, with excellent botanical content, to an Italian botanist in Florence Eugène de Reboul (1781-1851), specifically mentioning his upcoming botanical travels to Italy. Double-leaf letter with integral address and red wax seal. Both in very good condition. The complete archive contained in a metal chest measuring 14 x 20 x 12 inches. An authentic herbarium of estimable proportion, a substantial field work compiled by a botanist two centuries past, neatly presents and preserves 241 specimens, including samples of eurya taken from China, Cuba, and New Caledonia in the South Pacific, some eriocaulon from Bahia in Brazil. All regions represented in the substantial collection are as follows: Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, New Caledonia, Java, China, Egypt, Abyssinia, Oran, Tunisia, Algeria, Zanzibar, France and Italy. Jaubert had created a substantial herbarium, and from that which he had collected, as well as a collection held by the National Museum of Natural History, together with Édouard Spach (1801-79), he published a five volume work titled "Illustrationes plantarum orientalium" (Paris 1842-57). Count Jaubert (1798-1874) was a French politician and botanist. Although passionate about natural history, he was made to study law. At the passing of his uncle, he inherited the title of Count, as well as an immense fortune which enabled him, among other things, to become director of the Paris-Orléans railway company, while finally concentrating on botany and politics. In 1821 Jaubert toured Auvergne and Provence, and also Austria and Italy, with botanist and geologist Victor Jacquemont to study the flora and geology of those regions. In the same year, together with celebrated German botanist Karl Sigismund Kunth who was the first to study and categorise plants from the American continents, and with four leading French botanists A. Brongniart, A. de Jussieu, J. B. A. Guillemin, and A. Richard, Jaubert founded the short-lived Natural History Society of Paris. The society financed an expedition to Asia of several naturalists, among them Pierre Martin Rémi Aucher-Éloy (1792-1838), a pharmacist and botanist who in 1830 relocated to Istanbul with aims of creating an Herbier d'Orient. Despite political responsibilities, in 1839 Jaubert made a journey to Asia Minor for botanical research, travelling with archaeologist F. M. C. Texier. Over the years Jaubert personally funded expeditions to the Orient made by several botanists. In the late 1840s Jaubert withdrew from political life, for a few years, devoting himself to botany and business. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1858, and was among the founders of the Botanical Society of France in 1854. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Correspondence collection of 23 ALS (14 by George Grote, 9 by Harriet Grote).

      London, East Burnham, Guildford, 1841-1868. - 67 pp., mostly small 8vo. English with occasional Greek interspersions. Professionally laid into a handsome 4to album, mid-20th-c. half morocco with double gilt cover fillets and giltstamped spine. Interesting collection of letters by one of Victorian London's most prominent married couples. George Grote, of German descent, was the leading classical historian of his age. His ten-volume "History of Greece" (1846-56, PMM 321) was translated into French and German, and established across Europe the shape of Greek history that still prevails in popular accounts of the ancient world. Grote was also a member of the Ricardo/Bentham/Mill circle, and a radical MP who helped found the University of London. His wife, Harriet Lewin, was a high-spirited, brilliant girl as well as a formidable early feminist, known as "the queen of the radicals" and "the cleverest woman in London". They married in 1820. Of her and her husband, Sydney Smith once remarked: "I like them both. I like him - he's so lady-like. And I like her - she's such a perfect gentleman." - Of the fourteen letters by George Grote, twelve are to the educational writer William E. Hickson (1803-70), editor of the "Westminster Review". They contain Grote's opinions on various political issues, and his reasons for not seeking re-election as an MP; they also refer to his ongoing research for his "History of Greece", to his letters from Switzerland published in 1847, and to other projects: "If I find in Plato + Aristotle any matters calculated to throw light on your question about the [lógos], I will make them known to you. But I doubt your supposition of the earlier existence of Neo-Platonism among Greeks. You speak of 'temples of Theos where Platonism prevailed, + where the divine Logos was worshipped under the name of [Chrestos] before our historical Christ' - If any such existed, I apprehend they must have been among Alexandrine Jews or Hellenised Jews elsewhere - not among Greeks [.] I possess a work in German of very considerable learning, which maintains the same views - Gförer's Philo Judaeus [.] The whole spirit of your book is instructive [.] It is neither pro-Christian, nor anti-Christian - which is the proper spirit for an historian [.]". There is an undated letter to the Review's subeditor, George Luxford, regarding the publication of a letter from Auguste Comte, and one dated 5 Oct. 1864 to the sculptress Susan Durant, who not only created the marble medallion of Grote that now hangs in University College, but also had been his lover. The affair had come to a head in September 1864; although he broke off the romantic attachment when Harriet threatened separation after 44 years of marriage, the Grotes obviously continued to meet Miss Durant socially and professionally: "I hope you have carried on the business of life, with your usual energy + good spirits, since I saw you last: it seems to me an age, and I am very glad to indulge the hope of seeing you again on Friday [.] we presume that [.] we can find you at your studio at two o'clock [.] Madame wishes very much to see the master's drawings for Wolsey Chapel". - Of the nine letters by Harriet Grote, six are also to Hickson: "Your requests count among those which it is next to impossible to refuse - you put, not a pistol, but a principle 'to my head' + bid me 'stand + deliver'! Well, you must have the siller - I send you a £5 note for your good purposes, but must add my settled conviction that the movement has passed away; that a period of collapse and inaction is destined to occupy the remainder of this decade, + that our sympathies with one another are all which remain [.] Literature affords a wholesome relief to minds wounded by the experience of political disappointment [.]" (10 July 1843, with mention of her father's passing at age 90). Hickson may well have found her correspondence more fun to read than that of George: "her lively, opinionated, gossipy, humorous letters, which apparently resembled her conversatio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 : 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      1868. On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

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

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