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        Die Venen der oberen Extremität des Menschen. Ein Glückwunsch ... Dr. Freiherrn von Schleinitz dargebracht.

      Breslau, Hirt, 1868, Groß-Folio (54 x 38 cm), 67 Seiten Text, mit 6 großen, schön kolorierten Steindrucktafeln und 26 meist colorierten Textholzschnitten, geprägter Leinenband d.Zt. Rücken beschädigt, sonst breitrandiges, frisches Expl. Erste Ausgabe dieses angiologischen Prachtwerkes. - Hans Karl Ludwig Barkow (1798-1873) aus Rügen, Geh. Medizinalrat und ordentl. Professor der Anatomie, war fast 50 Jahre a.d. Universität Breslau tätig. Durch die Veröffentlichung kostbarer Abbildungswerke, ohne Aussicht auf materiellen Gewinn, hat er sich um die Wissenschaft verdient gemacht. cf. Hirsch-H. I/336.

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        Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire. [With:] Spectre normal du soleil. Atlas.

      Uppsala: W. Schultz, 1868. First edition, rare in unrestored original printed wrappers, of one of the founding works of spectroscopy in which Ångström demonstrated the presence of hydrogen and a number of other elements in the sun; the atlas contains his great map of the solar spectrum. "After 1861 Ångström intensively studied the spectrum of the sun, noticing the presence of hydrogen in the solar atmosphere and confirming the probable existence there of a number of other elements. In 1868 he published the monumental Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire, which contained an atlas of the solar spectrum with measurements of the wavelengths of approximately a thousand lines determined by the use of diffraction gratings. Ångström expressed his results in units of one ten-millionth of a millimetre - a unit of length that has been named the ångström unit in his honor. In order to have a precise basis for the new science of spectroscopy, accepted standards were needed. In 1861 Kirchhoff made a map of the solar spectrum and labeled lines with the corresponding scale readings of his own prismatic instrument. These rapidly became the almost universally accepted manner of designating spectral lines, but they were inconvenient because each observer had to correlate his own readings with those of the arbitrary Kirchhoff scale. Ångström's wavelength measurements provided a more precise and convenient reference and, after 1868, became a competing authoritative standard" (DSB). "Anders Ångström (1814-1874) was an astronomical observer, physicist, and a pioneer in spectroscopy. His father Johan was a clergyman in the Lutheran church of Sweden. Ångström and his two brothers, Johan and Carl, all received higher education. Carl became a professor of mining technology; Johan became a physician and well-known botanist. Ångström studied at Uppsala University, and in 1839 he became a docent in physics there. As the professor in physics was a fairly young man, and as there were no other academic positions in physics other than the professorship, Ångström switched to astronomy, where there was a position as astronomical observer at the university. "During the 1840s and 1850s Ångström worked as astronomical observer and acting professor of both astronomy and physics at Uppsala University. He did research in various fields during these years, for example in geomagnetism and the heat conduction of metals. "By the time he was appointed regular professor of physics, in 1858, Ångström had already published one of his two most famous contributions to the new scientific field of spectroscopy. The paper Optical Researches was published in Swedish in 1853 and in English and German two tears later. In it Ångström presented, in an unsystematic fashion, a number of experimental results concerning the absorption of light from electrical sparks in gases. He also made theoretical interpretations indicating, among other things, that gases absorb light of the same wavelengths that they emit when heated, and suggesting, somewhat obliquely, that the Fraunhofer lines could be explained in this way. "During the priority disputes that followed Gustav Kirchhoff's publication of the law of absorption and the explanation of the Fraunhofer lines around 1860, Ångström and his collaborator at Uppsala University, Robert Thalén, vigorously defended the Swede's priority. Their claims were to some extent recognized also in Britain when the Royal Society elected Ångström foreign member in 1870 and awarded him the Rumford Medal two years later. These honors were also given in recognition of Ångström's other important spectroscopic work, an atlas of the solar spectrum published in 1868. Much of the painstaking work that went into the atlas of the Fraunhofer lines (identified by wavelengths, which led to the designation Ångström being used for the unit of length 10-10 m) had been carried out by Thalén, though Ångström appeared as sole author of the work. During the 1860s and 1870s Ångström and Thalén carried out a great number of spectroscopic measurements, not only on the Fraunhofer lines but also on the wavelengths of emission spectra of many substances. "During these decades and into the early 1880s, Ångström and Thalén dominated European spectroscopy. A measure of their influence is the publication of lists of spectroscopic data for the elements carried out by the British Association for the Advancement of Science [BAAS] in the mid-1880s. Of 67 elements, measurements by Ångström and Thalén (mostly by the latter) were given for 60; no other spectroscopists came close to that figure. Ångström 's atlas was used as standard reference by the BAAS, though it was soon to be superseded by the photographic atlas of Henry Rowland. "Ångström became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1850, of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1867, of the Royal Society in 1870, and of the French Academy of Sciences in 1873. He was elected a member of several other Swedish and foreign scientific societies as well. "In 1845 Ångström married Augusta Bedoire, and they had four children, two of whom survived to adulthood. Their son Knut became a professor of physics at Uppsala University, succeeding his father's successor Robert Thalén in 1896. Their daughter Anna married Carl Gustaf Lundquist, a student of her father's, who in 1875 succeeded Thalén as professor of theoretical physics. There were additional family ties between the Ångströms and other scientific families at Uppsala. Hence, Anders Ångström was a founder not only of the science of spectroscopy but also of a scientific dynasty" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). Some copies have a further two plates showing the ultraviolet spectrum, not present in the Norman, Gedeon, Green and Honeyman copies. DSB I, p. 166; Norman 56; Honeyman 96. Text: Large 4to, pp. [iv], 42, xv, [1], with lithographed frontispiece showing Ångström's spectrometer; Atlas: Oblong folio, [ii], with six plates by Robert Thalén (1827-1905). Original brown printed wrappers.

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        NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD (41 Issues)

      New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1868. A group of 41 issues of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, most in Very Good condition, some with minor loss as described below. An important primary historical source on the debate over slavery which stirred emotions before, during, and after the Civil War. The official weekly of the American Anti-Slavery Society, the paper was established in 1840 and published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteen Amendment to the Constitution in 1870. This sampling represents the ante-bellum period, the Civil War period, and the years following the war. Description of the condition of individual issues is available with the items: April 1, 1841. Vol 1, No. 43; April 26, 1849. Vol IX, No. 48; June 7, 1849. Vol X, No. 2, (large 2" x ½" tear with loss to both leaves affecting text); July 12, 1849. Vol. X, No. 7; July 26, 1849. Vol. X, No. 9, (2 quarter size holes in middle above and below fold); August 23, 1849. Vol X, No. 13; August 30, 1849. Vol X. No. 14 (large closed tear to right hand margin both leaves, no significant loss); November 1, 1849. Vol. X. No. 23, (Some loss to margin both leaves, minimal loss to text); November 8, 1849. Vol X. No. 24, (some loss to right margin both leaves affecting one column of text); November 22, 1849. Vol. X. No. 26; (damage same as November 8); January 10, 1850. Vol. X. No. 30, (toning and 1 column on back clipped out); August 22, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 13, (large closed tear and creasing); November 28, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 27; January 16, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 3; April 17, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 47, (damp-staining to 1/3 of paper not affecting readability); November 27, 1851. Vol XII. No. 27, (2 small holes minimally affecting text in front page); April 29, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 49; May 6, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 50, (quarter sized hole through both leaves affecting some text); May 13, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 51; August 12, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 12; September 9, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 16; (worn with some loss to text, small holes); March 11, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 42; April 15, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 47, (one article/column clipped); July 1, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 6; August 12, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 12; October 7, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 20; November 18, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 26, (wear at fold with some minor loss of text); May 16, 1856. Vol. XVI. No. 52; June 14, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 4, (early repair to margin fold not affecting text); August 2, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 11, (several early repairs to margin tears, not affecting text); August 16, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 13, (large 3 - 4" loss top of both leaves affecting title and text); September 13, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 17; (early repairs to margin tears affecting small amount of text as well as obscuring a portion of the title); September 20, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 18, (early repairs to margin tears); November 21, 1857. Vol. XVIII. No. 27, (8" closed tear both leaves, no loss text); July 30, 1859. Vol. XX. No. 11; (staining to margin with some loss to margin, not affecting text); April 21, 1860. Vol. XX. No. 49, (lacking bottom half of front page); February 22, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 41; March 29, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 46, (early repairs to margin encroaching on title); April 5, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 47; August 1, 1863. Vol. XXIV. No. 12, (staining and a few small holes affecting minimal amount of text); January 12, 1867. Vol. XXVII. No. 36, (wear to inner margin, affecting some text); March 21, 1868. Vol. XXVIII. No. 46, (staining and several quarter-sized holes affecting text).

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        [Title in Deseret]: FIRST DESERET READER

      New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1868. FIRST EDITION. Based on the popular McGuffey Readers, this is a reading textbook using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet employed briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, and the necessary font for its printing was produced by the Russell House font foundry in New York. Deseret never really caught on, and as the population of Utah became less exclusively Mormon, it faded from use altogether.. 192 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 36 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth-backed illustrated orange paper boards. With illustrations in the text. Boards with just a hint of smudging, otherwise A FINE COPY, the contents clean, fresh, and bright, and the fragile binding entirely sound and pleasing. Based on the popular McGuffey Readers, this is a reading textbook using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet employed briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, and the necessary font for its printing was produced by the Russell House font foundry in New York. Deseret never really caught on, and as the population of Utah became less exclusively Mormon, it faded from use altogether.

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        La Divine Comédie ] Tome I : L'Enfer ; Tome II : Le Purgatoire et le Paradis

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1868 - Avec les dessins de Gustave Doré, traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino, accompagnée du texte italien, 2 vol. in-folio reliure éditeur pleine percaline rouge, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1868, 2 ff., iv-194 pp. et 1 f. avec 76 gravures sur bois hors texte tirées sur fond teinté chine, chacune de ces planches est protégée par un papier fin avec légende imprimée en français et en italien ; 2 f., 407 pp. avec 60 gravures sur bois hors texte tirées sur fond teinté chine, chacune de ces planches est protégée par un papier fin avec légende imprimée en français et en italien Le chef-d'oeuvre de Gustave Doré. Premier tirage pour le Purgatoire et le Paradis, première réimpression du tirage original de 1861 pour l'Enfer. Bel ensemble (restauration de qualité en mors, minimes frott. en couv., bon exemplaire par ailleurs, bien frais, hormis les rousseurs sur les serpentes). Leblanc, 79 ; Vicaire, III, 12 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit aux XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles. Notes historiques et biographiques sur les membres de cet ordre, Depuis Louis XV jusqu'à Charles X, 1715-1830. Précédé d'un précis historique.

      Paris, Dumoulin 1868 - Octavo. Pp. 284. Title-page printed in red and black and with nice engraved vignette. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt-tooled raised bands, trifle rubbed, gilt lettering direct; old stamp to title and two other pages. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Rare. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies only, this is copy number 23, monogrammed by the Author for authenticity. With the Author's signed dedication at head of half-title. Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Through Burmah to Western China. Being Notes of a Journey in 1863 to Establish the Practicability of a Trade-Route Between the Irawaddi and the Yang-tse-kiang. Edinburgh and London, W. Blackwood, 1868.

      1868 1868 - Pp. xvi, adv. 26. With engraved frontispiece, two folding maps (somewhat foxed), five full page engraved plates and nine illustrations in the text. Publisher's cloth, blindstamped and with gilt vignette on upper cover, spine faded with lettering in gilt. Provenance: Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd (1878-1954) of Dinas, a political reformer and antiquary.First edition. Williams was an assistant surgeon in the 68th Light Infantry and the first British political agent at Mandalay. He was determined to find a practical overland trade-route between Burma and Western China. The first chapter deals with trade and telegraph routes to Western China from Burma. The second chapter contains his diary of the journey up the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bhamo, and the return. He describes people and life at Bhamo, particularly of the Chinese, Shans and Kachins and Burmese officials. The illustrations are made after the author's own drawings and photographs. Cordier BI 177. Patricia M. Herbert "Burma" (volume 32 of World Bibliographical Series) item no. 58. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Du mouvement dans les fonctions de la vie. Leçons faites au Collège de France.

      Germer Baillière 1868 - In-8 (215 x 127 mm) de VII et 477 pp.; demi-chagrin postérieur. DSB, IX, 101-103. Édition originale, illustrée de 144 figures dans le texte. Marey (1830-1904) étudie la contraction musculaire dans cet ouvrage, et en enregistre les variations en appliquant sa méthode graphique ; il est considéré comme l'un des pionniers de la photographie et de la cinématographie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Genera of South African Plants

      1868 - Arranged according to the natural system. Second edition. 8vo. Original decorated green cloth, lightly rubbed. 12, lii, 483pp. J.C. Juta, Cape Town; Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, London, With the scarce additional leaf between pages 356 and 357 (Order Musaceae).Harvey spent seven years in South Africa (1835-45) studying its botany, and was appointed Colonial Treasurer in 1836. The first edition of this work was published in 1838. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jeremias. Eine dramatische Dichtung in neun Bildern

      Broschiert Ordentlich ERSTAUSGABE. Gestalteter broschierter Einband mit Rückentitelei, merkliche Gebrauchsspuren, minimale Schieflage jedoch solide. EIGENHÄNDIGE WIDMUNG VON STEFAN ZWEIG AN SIEGFRIED TREBITSCH (1868 /1956, österreichischer Dramatiker, Lyriker, Erzähler und Übersetzer), Exlibris von Siegfried Tebitsch auf Vorsatzblatt. Buchschnitt nicht ebarbiert. 216 paginierte Seiten auf büttenartigem Papier, Text in klaren lateinischen Lettern, insgesamt durchaus ordentlich. +++ 14.5 x 21,8 cm, 0,4 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Theater Judaica Signiert signed copy collector's edition

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        Geologische Beschreibung der Insel Tenerife Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss vulkanischer Gebirge

      Winterthur, Wurster, 1868 - XVIII S., 1 Bl., 494 S., 1 Bl. (Berichtigungen) (Gelenke angeplatzt, Kapital beschäd., berieben und bestoßen, Stempel auf Titel, ). Einzige Ausgabe. - Palau 95.088. - "Eine Reise nach Madeira und den Kanarischen Inseln weitete seinen Blick und legte den Grund für seine Werke `Tenerife, geologisch und topographisch dargestellt` (1867, mit G. Hartung und W. Reiss), `Geologische Beschreibung der Insel Tenerife` (1868, mit W. Reiss) und `Reisebilder von den Kanarischen Inseln` (1867). Abgesehen davon, daß hier erstmalig die Tephrite und Basanite als neue Gesteinstypen beschrieben sind, wurde die fundamentale und für damals durchaus neue Tatsache bewiesen, daß die heutigen Eruptivgesteine dieselbe Entstehung und mineralogische Zusammensetzung haben wie die Laven aus dem Tertiär, daß also in jenen Zeiten keine anderen Erdkräfte wirksam waren, als sie es gegenwärtig noch sind" (NDB V, 623) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        There was light: Autobiography of a university: Berkeley, 1868-1968

      Doubleday - Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. SIGNED by the author. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Signed by Donald McLaughlin (Peace Corps), Reva Beck Bosone (U.S. House of Representatives, Utah), Myron Krueger (Forester), Horace Albright (Conservationist), Irving Stone (Author, "Lust for Life"), Jacques Schnier (Sculptor) Robert Haas (United States Poet Laureate), and George R. Stewart (Author, "Earth Abides"). Some mottling to dust jacket. Binding is sound. Pages are intact and free of marks. To ensure preservation, this book comes to you wrapped in a protective mylar jacket. Secure packaging for safe delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book Of Historical Costumes, Drawn From The Best Specimens And The Most Authentic Documents Of Each Period

      Cassell, Petter and Galpin 1868 - The book of Historical Costumes, Drawn from the Best Specimens and the Most Authentic Documents of Each Period. Ca 1870, ninety-six bright and clean plates, but missing text information. Cloth binding, aeg, Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ring and the Book.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1868-9. In four volumes. 4 volumes, foolscap octavo (166 × 102 mm). Contemporary reddish-brown morocco by Holloway, spines gilt-lettered in two compartments, others with gilt quatrefoil ornaments and small corner-pieces, boards ruled in gilt with a two-line fillet, board-edges gilt with a floral roll tool, turn-ins gilt with a palmette roll, gilt edges. Housed in a dark brown cloth slipcase. Bookplates of Frederick Locker. Spines a little darkened and gilt faded in places, sides a little marked in the grain, endpapers browned from turn-ins, still an excellent set. First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson, Thackeray and Trollope, and was a long-term friend of Browning. This is a very early presentation between the two poets, if not the earliest. The first volume is inscribed "Frederick Locker from his friend RB. Dec: 6 '68". The second and third, "Robert Browning to his friend Frederick Locker", undated. The fourth is inscribed "To F. Locker Esq. With repeated assurance of the true regards of Robert Browning. 91. Victoria Street. Feb. 27 '69". Laid-into the first volume is a witty six-line autograph poem by Browning on Athenaeum Club stationery, beginning "Here you behold us, Eve & Adam..." which remains apparently unpublished. On 6 July 1874 Locker married his second wife, the children's writer Hannah Jane Lampson, whose surname he added to his own. He gave these volumes to her as an engagement present, noting the fact on the blanks facing the inscribed titles. In the first volume, he has written, "Transferred to J.L. 5 May 1874. F.L. Robert Browning was the donor, Janie Lampson is the owner". His inscription in volume II reads, "Transferr'd to Jane Hannah Lampson", initialled by him and with the same date. Volume III has a similar inscription, "Transferr'd to H. Jane Lampson", also initialled, but with the following day's date; as does volume IV, now just "Jane Lampson", and with the jocular couplet added below: "I'm Jane's! I belong to her own dear self! Read, and return me to yonder shelf". A fine association copy of Browning's magnum opus, charmingly re-presented by Locker to his second wife. The book remained in their library, known as the Rowfant Library after Locker's home in Sussex, until the library was sold to an American bookseller in 1905 and dispersed.

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        MILL John Stuart

      Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Stuart Mill") to Doctor Edward Lowenthal, referring to several of his published works, including On Liberty. 3½ pages 8vo in French, Avignon, 24 January 1868.

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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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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

      London: John Murray,, 1868. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 144 mm). Contemporary half calf, raised bands to spine, compartments tooled in gilt, black and red labels, double fillet blind-ruled to marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Illustrations throughout. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Rubbing to spine, wear to extremities and joints, foxing to prelims, a little loss to leather of rear cover of vol. 2. A very good copy. First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points as called for by Freeman. The first issue, consisting of 1,500 copies, was published in January 1868 and was followed by a second the next month. The majority of the work consists of details about artificial selection and domestication of animals and plants but it also includes Darwin's provisional hypothesis of pangenesis in Chapter XXVII. "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).

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        RUSSIA (IN EUROPE): KARTE DES RUSSISCHEN REICHS IN EUROPA, IN 6 BLÄTTERN, VORZÜGLICH NACH DER 1862 VON DER K. RUSSISCHEN GEOGR. GESELLSCHAFT IN ST. PETERSBURG IN 12 BL. HERAUSGEGEBENEN KARTE BEARBEITET VON H. KIEPERT IITE. BERICHTIGE AUFLAGE.

      Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, . 1868 - Chromolithograph, dissected into 24 sections and mounted upon 2 sheets of original linen, folding into original decorative card covers bearing printed title (Excellent, map resplendent, clean and crisp; covers with only minor shelf-wear), total when assembled: 138 x 121 cm (54.5 x 47.5 inches). A stellar example of Heinrich Kiepert’s excellent wall map of the Russian Empire in Europe, beautifully chromolithographed, predicated on the best sources, one of the finest maps of the region made during the second half of the 19th Century. - This stellar work is one of the finest maps of the Russian Empire in Europe to have been produced during the second half of the 19th Century, having been compiled by the preeminent cartographer Heinrich Kiepert. Very large, and produced to the highest standards of chromolithography, the map is predicated on the best sources, notably the mapping published in 1862 by the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, which was, in turn, based on the latest government and private scientific surveys. The scope of the map is vast, taking in all of European Russia (which then included all of today’s Western Russia, Finland, the Baltic Countries, Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucuses, and much of modern Poland), extending in the north to include most of Scandinavia and then east, past the Urals; and in the south, to cover most of Greece, all of Anatolia, the Caucuses and the Caspian Sea. The detailed projection features a very sophisticated and precise rendering of the topography, noting all coastlines, rivers and lakes, while mountains are expressed through elegant hachures. All subnational political jurisdictions are carefully delineated, noting the guberniyas and oblasts, with the various regions of the empire outlined in colours explained in the legend, in the lower-right corner. The map labels every city, town and most villages, while a below the legend, the map explains the methodology by which Kiepert, a skilled linguist, transliterated names into German, from Russian, Finnish, Turkish and Persian. Additionally, the map delineates, all major high roads, post roads, as well as Russia’s fast growing network of railway lines, including the Moscow-St. Petersburg Railway (1851); the St. Petersburg-Warsaw Railway (1862); plus the various lines running down to the Black Sea. The present map is by far one of the most impressive of several grand foreign maps of the Russian Empire made in the wake of the Crimean War (1853-6), which sparked an intense pan-European interest in the geography of Russia. The present 1868 issue is the second edition of Kiepert’s map of the Russian Empire in Europe. The map was first issued in 1865, with subsequent editions appearing in 1868, 1872, 1875, 1882 and 1893. All editions of the map were printed in 6 sheets, although, in many cases, these sheets were dissected and mounted upon linen in a manner that was irrespective of the sheets, and folded within elegant card covers (such as the present example). The map, in any of its editions, is scarce, and the present example is in unusually stellar condition. Heinrich Kiepert: Preeminent 19th Cartographer - Heinrich Kiepert (1818 - 1899) was a German geographer and historian of unusual intellect and diversity of interests. Born in Berlin, he grew up in an affluent, culturally sophisticated family, mentored by leading academics and travelling widely. He studied history, geography and philology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, with a focus on Greece and the Near East. In addition to his academic duties, he showed great talent as a cartographer and worked closely with a number of commercial mapmakers. His first major project was assisting Carl Ritter in the production of his Atlas von Hellas und den hellenischen Kolonien (1840). Kiepert travelled extensively in the Near East between 1841 and 1848, and become a world-renowned expert on Turkey. This led him to produce his own cartographic works concerning the Ottoman Empire, including th

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        The Ring and the Book. In four volumes.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868-9 - 4 volumes, foolscap octavo (166 × 102 mm). Contemporary reddish-brown morocco by Holloway, spines gilt-lettered in two compartments, others with gilt quatrefoil ornaments and small corner-pieces, boards ruled in gilt with a two-line fillet, board-edges gilt with a floral roll tool, turn-ins gilt with a palmette roll, gilt edges. Housed in a dark brown cloth slipcase. Bookplates of Frederick Locker. Spines a little darkened and gilt faded in places, sides a little marked in the grain, endpapers browned from turn-ins, still an excellent set. First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson, Thackeray and Trollope, and was a long-term friend of Browning. This is a very early presentation between the two poets, if not the earliest. The first volume is inscribed "Frederick Locker from his friend RB. Dec: 6 '68". The second and third, "Robert Browning to his friend Frederick Locker", undated. The fourth is inscribed "To F. Locker Esq. With repeated assurance of the true regards of Robert Browning. 91. Victoria Street. Feb. 27 '69". Laid-into the first volume is a witty six-line autograph poem by Browning on Athenaeum Club stationery, beginning "Here you behold us, Eve & Adam." which remains apparently unpublished. On 6 July 1874 Locker married his second wife, the children's writer Hannah Jane Lampson, whose surname he added to his own. He gave these volumes to her as an engagement present, noting the fact on the blanks facing the inscribed titles. In the first volume, he has written, "Transferred to J.L. 5 May 1874. F.L. Robert Browning was the donor, Janie Lampson is the owner". His inscription in volume II reads, "Transferr'd to Jane Hannah Lampson", initialled by him and with the same date. Volume III has a similar inscription, "Transferr'd to H. Jane Lampson", also initialled, but with the following day's date; as does volume IV, now just "Jane Lampson", and with the jocular couplet added below: "I'm Jane's! I belong to her own dear self! Read, and return me to yonder shelf". A fine association copy of Browning's magnum opus, charmingly re-presented by Locker to his second wife. The book remained in their library, known as the Rowfant Library after Locker's home in Sussex, until the library was sold to an American bookseller in 1905 and dispersed. Ashley I, 120–21; Barnes RB 19; Rowfant Library, p. 143 ("Presentation copy, with autograph inscription in each volume and autograph poems inserted in Vols 1 and 4"); Sterling 89; Tinker 425; Wise, Browning, pp. 27–8. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Commentarius ad titulum institutionum de actionibus. Leiden, Christophe Plantin, 1584. Large 8vo (19 x 11.5 cm). With Plantin's woodcut compasses device. Contemporary vellum.

      Netherlandish Books 10186; STCN 114580200; Voet 1105A, cf. 1105B (Antwerp issue); for De Lannoy: H.Q. Janssen, De kerkhervorming in Vlaanderen I (1868), p. 156 note. Presentation copy of the first edition of a study of a particular point of Roman civil law ("de actionibus") by Hugo Donellus (1527-1591), one of the leading representatives of French legal humanism. He had to leave Bourges university because his staunch Calvinistic views had led people to accuse him of heresy, so he then became a professor at Heidelberg, where he got into trouble again. In 1579 he moved to the Low Countries where he became the first professor of law at the newly erected Leiden university. This didn't last either and in 1587 he moved back to Germany, where he was appointed professor in Altdorf.The title-page has the author's presentation inscription to the Reformed minister Matthieu de Lannoy, who left Heidelberg University together with Donellus. De Lannoy was a minister in Tournai, but had to leave because of his Reformed views. He is also known to have been in Leiden, and the present inscription records him in Antwerp as well. De Lannoy corresponded with Théodore de Bèze and was one of the subjects of the rare pamphlet: Christlycke antwoordt op den eersten boeck der lasteringen van twee apostaten Mattheus de Lannoy ende Henric Permetier (Antwerp, 1583).Water stain in the head and fore-edge margins throughout, and the title-page slightly thumbed, otherwise in good condition. Spine slightly soiled, but the binding otherwise very good.

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        FAUST TRAGEDIE

      AUX BUREAUX DE LA PUBLICATION, Paris 1868 - BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE Francese Volume privo del piatto anteriore e del dorso, piatto posteriore ingiallito, con fioritura, strapp i e mancanze, nastro adesivo al dorso, pagine con fioritura, piccole gore ed alcuni bordi inferiori molto più corti degli altri, legatura lenta

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        DIE INSEL CAPRI. Mit Bildern und Skizzen von K. Lindemann-Frommel. Holzschnitte aus den xylographischen Anstalten von R. Brend'amour, F.A. Brockhaus, Gebrueder Dalziel und G. Flegel.

      Durr, 1868. In- 4 gr. (mm. 363 x 277), mz. tela con ang. (dorso e risg. rifatti), piatti orig. con abras., pp. (6),55,(3), ben illustrato nel t. e con 8 tavole di vedute f.t., tutte inc. su legno. Testo inquadrato da sottili cornici. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Fera,I, p. 273, n. 1849: "Artistica pubblicazione editoriale con 8 rappresentative idilliache tavole f.t. e 10 figure nel t. di note e recondite licalità Capresi e scorci panoramici dell'isola divina; incise in xilografia da noti artisti tedeschi" - Sandomenico "Leggere Capri", p. 240: "E' la prima edizione di lusso del saggio su Capri, stralciato dal 'Wanderjahre'.. (opera precedente pubblicata nel 1856, sempre del Gregorovius, che descrive un viaggio dell'A. in varie località italiane)". Con numer. timbri di appartenenza e relativa dismissione. Lievi aloni solo marginali, ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Souvenir de Rouen. Album.

      Rouen, G. Capron, 13, rue Rollon à Rouen, 1864-1868. - Album in-plano , 450 x 370 mm, regroupant 22 photographies sur papier contrecollées sur carton fort montés sur onglets, légendées à la main, tirage assez contrasté. Dimension des photographies: 170 x 205/230 mm. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, titre doré sur le 1er plat. Superbe collection de vues photographiques des monuments de Rouen de ce photographe, plus connu pour ses portraits, peut-être son album personnel, car nous ne trouvons aucune de ses oeuvres répertoriées dans les différents ouvrages sur le sujet. Elles peuvent être datées entre 1864 et 1868. On notera l'absence totale de personnages, quelques fantômes errent de-ci de-là. Trois vues de la Cathédrale avec son lanternon sommital pas encore posé, deux de St Ouen, le Pont suspendu, le Palais de Justice, Eglises St Vincent, Saint Maclou avec son ancien clocher avant celui construit par Barthélémy (1868), Saint André, Saint Laurent, Saint Sever, Notre Dame de Bonsecours, de Bapaume, l'Hôtel de Bourtheroulde, la Grosse Horloge, la Basse Vieille Tour, la statue de la Pucelle, celle de Pierre Corneille entourée de son square (1864), le portail des Emmurés, la Tour Jeanne d'Arc avant son nouveau toit, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Permutation Dissected Map of the United States.

      Springfield: Milton Bradley & Co., no date but 1868. - An early cartographic game issued after the Civil War. Housed in a paper-covered cardboard box with lithographed red printed cover. Approximately 6 by 8 inches in size. Box contains 9 equal-sized sections which piece together to form a total map of the United States circa 1868. Each section is hand-colored and mounted on heavy cardboard. The sections have small holes in each of the states and there are 76 small game pieces to fit in these holes consisting of state names, capitals, major cities, etc. This game is complete with all pieces except for the 4-page booklet with instructions which came with it. The map has various engraved vignettes and shows the Dakota and Indian Territories. In terms of condition the box has some wear to the sides, both top and bottom, and some pencil writing on the inside portion of the top and both sides of the bottom. The 9 map sections are good with some spotting and foxing. The game pieces, all of which are present, are good with some thumbwear. A scarce item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Moeso-Gothic glossary with an introduction, an outline of Moeso-Gothic grammar, and a list of Anglo-Saxon and old and modern English words etymologically connected with Moeso-Gothic

      Asher & Co. and Unter den Linden, Berlin, London 1868 - First edition, small 4to, pp. xxii, 282 columns, [3], [287]-307, [3] pp. [311]-340 columns, [1] errata; original terracotta cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine; snag at the top of the front free endpaper, else very good and sound. With the green 19th century bookseller's ticket of John Penington & Son, Philadelphia on the front pastedown. This copy with a number of 19th century erudite notes in pencil in the margins. Given the nature of the subject and the publishers it was likely issued in a small edition, many of which, 98 at least, are located in various libraries around the world. The number of Americans (assuming this book was not repatriated) with a knowledge of Meoso-Gothic in the 19th century was obviously miniscule, and the notes in this copy may prove to be more valuable than first imagined. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mysterien des neuen Wiens Roman aus der Gesellschaft

      Halbleinen Mysterien des neuen Wiens. Roman aus der Gesellschaft von Maximilian Huybense, 1.-3.Band (komplette Ausgabe) in 1 Bd., beigebunden Ungarns letzter Palatin oder Die Möven der Revolution Historischer Original-Roman von Isidor Gaiger in 1 Bd. beide Ausgaben in 1 Bd. EA, hrg. Albert Last, Wien, 1868, OHlwd, kl 8, 192,188+186 S 158 S gebräunt, etwas berieben u. bestossen sonst guter Zustand. rare Erstausgben!

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        Nine Years on the North West Frontier of India from 1854 to 1863

      Richard Bentely, London 1868 - Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, xii,352pp, folding map. Bound in half calf, marble boards. Professionally rebacked retaining the original boards. Boards rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, very occasional Royal United Service blind stamp or bookplate, ( about 5 in all ). Pages and map in very good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a very good solid binding. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cid-Abul-Prim por Victorina Fereal de Cuendias. Madrid, imprenta de D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma, 1860. RELIE AVEC (en tête): 2). (De la même). Ode sur les Débordements du Rhône. Par V. de Féréal. Toulouse, chez Martegoute et Compagnie, 1840. 3). [ CUENDIAS (Manuel de) ]. Cartas al Gobierno por un Filósofo sin Ambición. Madrid, D. Saavedra y Compañia, 1851. AVEC (à la suite): 4). (Du même). Etudes Linguistiques. (à la fin:) Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Compagnie, s.d. (1868).

      - 4 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 14pp. (1f.blanc). 2). 16pp. 3). 136pp. 4). 15pp. Cartonnage postérieur (défauts à la coiffe supérieure). 1). Edition Originale très rare, imprimée à Madrid, de ce poème d'une femme de lettres française installée dans cette ville. Aujourd'hui tombée dans l'oubli, Madame de Suberwick, née Germillon, composa plusieurs ouvrages sur l'Espagne, en particulier les "Mystères de l'Inquisition et autres sociétés secrètes d'Espagne" (1845), ouvrage "curieux" et "sérieusement anticlérical" (Caillet) qui fut traduit en plusieurs langues et qui connut de nombreuses réimpressions. Rédigé en français, avec une page de titre en espagnol, le présent poème paru sous le pseudonyme de "Victorine de Féréal" met en scène l'Espagne personnifiée sous les traits d'une "femme à l'œil noir, au visage de Reine". Exemplaire offert par l'auteur à la romancière belge Estelle Crèvecoeur, dit Caroline Gravière (1821-1878) féministe d'avant-garde, "souvent comparée à George Sand" (Gubin): "A Caroline Gravière, ton humble sœur en poésie, V. de Féréal (Victorine Germillon)". Le plat supérieur de la couverture originale a été conservé. 2). Edition Originale extrêmement rare, imprimée à Toulouse, de ce poème en vers sur la prodigieuse crue du Rhône de 1840 dont le souvenir est encore présent dans la mémoire populaire. Très rare, cet opuscule "vendu au profit des victimes de l'inondation" ne se trouve répertorié dans aucune bibliothèque que nous avons consultée. Envoi autographe de l'auteur à Caroline Gravière. Exemplaire non rogné, dont la couverture originale a été conservée. 3). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de lettres adressées à différentes personnalités espagnoles (la reine Isabel II, les députés, les ministres, etc.). Professeur à l'Institut Royal de Madrid, Manuel de Cuendias écrivit en collaboration avec Madame de Suberwick plusieurs ouvrages, tel "L'Espagne pittoresque, artistique et monumentale" (1848), qui eut un grand succès. Rarissime, le présent ouvrage porte l'inscription "tomo 1" sur la page de titre, mais ne semble pas avoir eu de suite. Envoi de l'auteur sur le faux-titre, avec l'inscription manuscrite suivante: "A Mr. Bulens, hommage de la plus haute considération, l'auteur M. Cuendias". 4). Très rare tiré-à-part imprimé à Bruxelles. Manuel de Cuendias y prône les avantages de l'apprentissage des langues vivantes. 1). Dionisio Hidalgo, Diccionario general de bibliografía española, 1862, p. 402. Sur Caroline Gravière, cf. Eliane Gubin, Dictionnaire des femmes belges: XIXe et Xxe siècles, (2006), p. 126. Manque à la BN. Inconnu à Palau. 2). Manque à la BN. 3). Manque à la BN. Inconnu à Palau. 4). Manque à la BN. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages et Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras. (bleu, à la banquise)

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel 1868 - Voyages Extraordinaires. Les Mondes connus et inconnus. Les Anglais au pôle nord - Le Désert de glace. 150 vignettes par Riou. C'est le 1er titre de Jules Verne. Premier cartonnage. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel - 1868 - 467 pages. Relié par Lenègre. Imprimé chez Jules Bonaventure. RARE Cartonnage Hetzel monochrome bleu personnalisé. Ours sur la banquise dans le macaron. Rare dans cette couleur. On le voit d'habitude en rouge ou en brique. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Gardes grises. Bords de la p341 restaurés. Quelques rousseurs de p273 à p288. Très rares rousseurs sur les autres pages. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x18). Ces cartonnages (appelés aussi plats spéciaux) concernent 5 titres : 1° Voyages et Aventures du capitaine Hatteras. 2° Cinq semaines en ballon / Voyage au centre de la terre. 3° Les enfants du capitaine Grant. 4° Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. 5° L'île mystérieuse. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEU AUFGEFUNDENE ABBILDUNG DES DRONTE [UND EINES ZWEITEN KURZFLUGELIGEN VOGELS, WAHRSCHEINLICH DES POULE ROUGE AU BEC DE BECASSE DER MASKARENEN IN DER PRIVATBIBLIOTHEK S. M. DES VERSTORBENEN KAISERS FRANZ.]

      Wien: C. Ueberreuter [M. Salzer], 1868. Folio; good-/none; dark gray marbled paper boards and spine with no text; ex libris, signature [Absolon, 1902]; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; light general toning; 17 pp.; text, 4 tables, two with coloration [Der Dronte, Poule Rouge]; remaining plates, multiple images in outline; head-edge, water staining; random spots; ffep and early pp., tail-edge, small insect damage; all edges and corners, chipping, wear and tear; spine, multiple losses and breaks; remnant cover with no text; joints, shadow of quarter-binding; else good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN.shelved upstairs, on shelf next to copier. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        Voyage dans le Soudan occidental (Sénégambie - Niger)

      - Librairie de Hachette, Paris 1868, Grd. in-8 (16,5x24,5cm), 693pp., relié. - Edizione illustrato con 6 carte (2 estensibile e 4 doppia pagina) e 2 colpi. Binding metà periodo bordeaux dolore. Indietro con i nervi decorati. I piatti sono stati serrati una carta marmorizzata e la protezione interna. macchie brune sulle prime pagine, poi alcuni doratura su alcune foglie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 6 cartes (2 dépliantes et 4 sur double page) et 2 plans, ainsi que de 81 figures sur bois in-texte et hors-texte. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Les plats ont été retendus d'un papier marbré ainsi que les gardes intérieures. Traces brunes sur les premiers feuillets, ensuite quelques brunissures sur certains feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Un des meilleurs livres illustrés sur l'Afrique de l'ouest. En 1863, le général Faidherbe, gouverneur du Soudan, missionna le lieutenant Mage pour une expédition d'exploration le long du Niger en Afrique de L'ouest, et au Sénégal. Ce voyage d'exploration, destinée également à installer des routes commerciales dura trois années. Mage pénétra dans des régions jamais encore explorées, et donna la première description de l'empire Toucouleur de Ségou.

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        Little Women

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868. First Edition. Very Good. 1868 & 1870. First Edition set, complete in two volumes. Volume I is a first printing, with 1868 on the title and copyright page; no mention of Part Two on page 341. Volume 2 is an early printing dated 1870 on the title page and 1869 on the copyright page. Recently rebound in half leather with marbled paper and end sheets. Text blocks slightly vary in size, though bindings are identical dimensions. Good. Pages show creasing, edge wear including several short tears and a few instances of chipping, staining and foxing; date and number written in ink on the first page of text. A lovely set.

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        DIE INSEL CAPRI. Mit Bildern und Skizzen von K. Lindemann-Frommel. Holzschnitte aus den xylographischen Anstalten von R. Brend’amour, F.A. Brockhaus, Gebrueder Dalziel und G. Flegel.

      Leipzig, Durr, 1868. In- 4 gr. (mm. 363 x 277), mz. tela con ang. (dorso e risg. rifatti), piatti orig. con abras., pp. (6),55,(3), ben illustrato nel t. e con 8 tavole di vedute f.t., tutte inc. su legno. Testo inquadrato da sottili cornici. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Fera,I, p. 273, n. 1849: “Artistica pubblicazione editoriale con 8 rappresentative idilliache tavole f.t. e 10 figure nel t. di note e recondite licalità Capresi e scorci panoramici dell'isola divina; incise in xilografia da noti artisti tedeschi” - Sandomenico “Leggere Capri”, p. 240: “E' la prima edizione di lusso del saggio su Capri, stralciato dal ‘Wanderjahre'.. (opera precedente pubblicata nel 1856, sempre del Gregorovius, che descrive un viaggio dell'A. in varie località italiane)”. Con numer. timbri di appartenenza e relativa dismissione. Lievi aloni solo marginali, ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        CARTA GEOGRAFICA E POSTALE DELLE PROVINCIE LOMBARDE E VENETE. Compilata sulle migliori carte generali e provinciali esistenti. Disegnata da C. Pinchetti sotto la direzione dell'Ing.re Geog.fo Gio. Brenna. Nuovamente corretta ed aumentata colle strade ferrate e telegrafo.

      Milano, presso Crivelli-Cogliati Editore, 1868. Grande carta geografica postale di cm. 87,5 x 130,7, inc. su rame, con i confini di stato e di provincia colorati, montata su tela e suddivisa in 40 riquadri, in scala 1:375,000. Nella parte inferiore sono rappresentate in pianta le seguenti città: Como, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Milano, Sondrio, Cremona, Brescia, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza, Rovigo, Padova, Venezia, Belluno, Treviso, Udine, accompagnate da notizie storiche e tabelle statistiche. La carta, molto ben conservata, è contenuta in una custodia di cartonato mod. marmorizzato (cm.22,5 x 14,5). .

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        ALS to ?My Dear Procter?, on headed paper from Gad?s Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent. Thursday Fifth November, 1868. ?. A thousand thanks! I am happy to be free from reading on the 21st of this month, and will be with you please God. I wish I could write as plainly as you do.?

      1868 1868 - 11 lines on recto only of single 8vo leaf. Guarded on left side from insertion in album. Partially printed in Pilgrim Letters vol. XII, p.216. A brief but affectionate letter written to his old friend Bryan Waller Procter, the poet Barry Cornwall and father of Adelaide Procter, during a period of great stress on a day when Dickens is at home: ?almost an unaccountable and incredible circumstance to myself in these Farewell Reading Times? as he wrote on the same day to Mrs Norton. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Oeuvres publiées par les soins de son excellence le ministre de l'instruction publique et des cultes.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1862-1868. - Tome 1: Portrait + XI + 728 pages + 1 tableau et 16 planches hors-texte / tome 2 : 4 pages non chiffrées + 828 pages + 1 tableau et 8 planches hors-texte / tome 3: 4 pages non chiffrées + 1 portrait + 795 pages + 12 planches hors-texte / tome 4: 4 pages non chiffrées + 775 pages + 4 planches hors-texte (manque les tomes 5 et 6). (28x23cm). Cartonnages imprimés usagés. Plats frottés par endroits. Coins émoussés. Mors légèrement ouverts. Rousseurs. Quelques mouillures. Très Belles Planches. Papier fort. Importante édition des Oeuvres de Lavoisier réalisée par Dumas. Le tome 2nd est paru avant le premier.

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        President Johnson on Ratification of 14th Amendment by North Carolina and Florida: Guaranteeing Equal Protection Under the Law

      1868 - Document Signed as President. July 11, 1868. Ordering Secretary of State to Affix the Seal of the United States to Johnson's Proclamation announcing ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment by North Carolina and Florida. 1 p. Complete TranscriptI hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Proclamation announcing the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution by the legislature of North Carolina, and proceedings in Florida in same regard; which proclamation is dated this day, and signed by me: and for so doing this shall be his warrant. Andrew JohnsonWashington, July 11, 1868.Historical BackgroundThe Fourteenth Amendment expanded the definition of citizenship by making freed slaves full and equal citizens. Replacing the Constitution's infamous counting of "three fifths of all other persons," the amendment made "the whole number of persons in each State" the basis for representation. It federalized the Bill of Rights by holding the state governments to the same standards of protection of individual citizenship rights as the national government, particularly applying the Fifth Amendment's guarantees of "due process" to the states. In June 1866, Congress had passed the Fourteenth Amendment, and President Johnson forwarded it to the states for ratification. A half dozen states ratified it that year, and fourteen more joined them by the next February. However, the initial rejection by the legislatures of every former Confederate state except Tennessee led the Republican Congress to pass the Reconstruction Acts, placing former Confederate states under military governments, until the states could establish new civil governments. Congress also passed a law on March 2, 1867, requiring each former Confederate state to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment before "said State shall be declared entitled to representation in Congress."By the spring of 1868, twenty-four states, including Tennessee, Arkansas, and Florida had ratified the proposed Fourteenth Amendment. Though Ohio had rescinded its ratification that January, and New Jersey followed suit in February, the amendment continued to progress. On July 11, 1868 Johnson issued his proclamation (made official by this document) noting ratification by Florida and North Carolina (which had initially rejected the amendment in December 1866). A week later, on July 18, he issued proclamations announcing the ratifications by Louisiana and South Carolina. On July 20, he issued another regarding the ratification by Alabama, and on July 27, he announced the ratification by Georgia.With the addition of Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, and South Carolina, the necessary three-quarters of the states had ratified the proposed amendment. On July 20, 1868, Secretary of State William H. Seward certified that on July 9th the amendment had become part of the Constitution. On July 21, Congress adopted a concurrent resolution declaring the Fourteenth Amendment to be a part of the Constitution and ordering the Secretary of State to issue it as such. Congress included both New Jersey and Ohio as having ratified the amendment, effectively declaring that those states could not rescind a ratification after it had been affirmed. In any case, the ratification by Alabama and Georgia, on July 13 and 21, respectively, removed any doubt. On July 28, Seward issued another proclamation, declaring the Fourteenth Amendment "has become valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the Constitution of the United States." Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas ratified in 1869-1870, but Delaware, Maryland, California, and Kentucky did not ratify the Amendment until the twentieth century. Oregon, which had rescinded its ratification late in 1868, re-ratified the Amendment in 1973. When Ohio and New Jersey re-ratified the Fourteenth Amendment in 2003, all states that existed during Reconstruction had ratified the Amendment.Text of the Fo. (See website for full description)

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        Tractatus theologico-politicus : a theological and political treatise, showing under a series of heads that freedom of thought and of discussion may not only be granted with safety to religion and the peace of the state, but cannot be denied without danger to both the public peace and true piety / By Benedict de Spinoza. From the Latin. With an introduction and a few notes by the translator

      London : Trübner & co. , 1868. Second Edition. Finely bound in full vellum with gilt-blocked leather label to the spine and decorated gilt on the cover, all professionally re-cased. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.. Edition; 2d ed. Physical description; viii, 359, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes; Translated by Robert Willis. Subjects; Philosophy and religion.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1868. First Edition. Very Good. 409 pp. First American trade edition. Very Good with fading to cloth at spine, light rubbing to extremities, bookseller ticket to front paste down, pages toned, and about 40 pages have small creases to their top corners. A very nice copy.

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        Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      , October 27, 1868. October 27, 1868. Gordon writes to Mr. Harry Smith, Esq. from Gravesend Oct. 27, 1868. The letter reads in full, "My dear Mr. Smith, Thank you for your kind letter and its enclosures which I think I shall . . . for the present, though I could not read them again. It is a strange what you say about Sir W. and his regard for me to me. I do not think we ever got on well, for on no subject, do we really agree & he argued with so I have to give in I openly say no real friendship can exist under such circumstances whatever might be eventually developed. Doctor Stevenson often speaks as you do, on another subject, but when I say to him, suppose you were to tell the cat, he says no "I tried & failed", and cannot try again. I would not wish my happiness to be solitary, but when the means of that happiness hope, humbly pointed out, and are rebuffed so very abruptly, discretion, good taste, and above all, kindly feeling desirous not to give offense are not a vital point, makes me silent. I say not a vital, for I believe that most believers are wanting in that item. Happiness in this world under all trial is the proportion of but a few, though I think it might be the portion of all believers. However to go back to Sir W. it is impossible to me to say how much and totally we differ. I will write to him as I do periodically and I have also asked Col. Jervois at W.O. to tell the Duke that I think if he offered him some emply. He would not again refuse which Jervois was very glad to do and wrote me a very nice letter about the same showing he felt he owed Sir W. something for past affairs. Do not mention this!!! I scarcely need say that need I? If he got employed, I must say I should be selfishly glad a little for them I would have quiet. Excuse so much about self. I am glad to say I am better now I am back at Gravesend again. I hope Mrs. Smith is well, I admire the bravery with which she contended with Sir. W. in walking. I had to go to town today on duty, and saw in St. James park some ganders & geese with knobs (bright orange) as big as our friend at Bothwell & as proud & thought of our trip. My friend who was expatiating on something was disgusted at my interest in the noblemen and did not see the propriety of my remarks, they were proclaiming their great truth loudly, and calling for admiration. Kind regards to Mrs. Smith. Yours sincerely, C.G. Gordon." Lt. Col. William Drummond Jervois R.E Jervois joined the army in 1839, and was educated and commissioned as a Royal Engineer (See combat engineering). After service in South Africa, he became an expert on land-based fortifications of cities against naval attack, and proposed several options for a ring of defenses around London. In 1864-1865, he reviewed fortifications in Canada, submitting what became a politically controversial report that stated that the Great Lakes and Upper Canada were not defensible. Later in his career, he became governor of several colonies-the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore and Malacca), South Australia, and then New Zealand.

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        Thérèse Raquin.

      Paris, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. 1868 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Pas de grands papiers annoncés. Paris, Librairie Internationale, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. - 1868 - 305 pages. Exemplaire enrichi d'une photographie originale de Zola, collée sur la page de garde. Reliure demi chagrin prune de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et filets dorés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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