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        unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL. Zweiter Band. 1 Abt. (Entomologie).

      Wien 1868. 4 parts bound in one. 4to (300 x 225mm). With 15 (4 hand-coloured) plates. Later half calf, spine with 2 black gilt lettered labels. A part of the entomological section of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Redtenbacher, L. Coleoptera. pp. iv, 249, with 5 plates; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera. pp. 156, with 4 hand-coloured plates; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae. pp. 119, with 4 plates; Bauer, F. Neuroptera. pp. 104, with 2 plates. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai.//Nissen ZBI, 4750.

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        Crónica del País Vasco-Navarro (Navarra, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya, Alava) Crónica General de España, o sea, Historia Ilustrada y Descriptiva de sus Provincias, .

      1867/1868/1865. Editorial Aquiles Ronchi/ Rubio, Girilo y Vitturi. - Imp. de la Iberia/ Imp. J.R. Morete. Barcelona. . 1 Vol. . 112 + 80 + 164 + 78 pp. Folio. Media Piel. Local España (Burgos, La Rioja), Vasco-Navarro (General) . Volumen facticio de la obra histórica de caracter general sobre las provincias del País Vasco-Navarro de la colección "Crónica General de España". Ejemplar con gran profusión de grabados xilográficos intertexto. Obra estimada y apreciada para la historiografía del País Vasco y norte de España. Ejemplar encuadernado en media piel con nervios y dorados en lomera.

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland; [together with:] Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There.

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1868 & 1872. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and 'Alice' motifs to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule rule to boards gilt, 'Alice' devices to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, gilt edges. Housed in a leather entry slipcase. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set in a fine binding. Alice in Wonderland is tenth thousand and Through the Looking Glass is a first edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant, Voyage Autour Du Monde, Voyages Extraordinaires

      J. Hetzel, Editeur, Bibliotheque D'Education et de Recreation Paris [1868] - Early or First French Edition. Quarto, half red leather, gilt work at spine, gilt page edges, marbled endpapers, cloth over boards, with engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, illustrations throughout. Pacific exploration adventure story including Australia. Uncommon large format. An attractive Very Good volume, modest shelf wear to leather at spine, some modest foxing to beginning pages of text, first several leaves with coin sized light stain at fore-edge of pages, three of four cover corners showing boards beneath the cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grammar of Ornament: Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornament, One Hundred and Twelve Plates

      Published by Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, London, 1868. London 1868. Folio edition hard back binding in publisher's original deep rich maroon cloth covers, gilt tooled ornamentation and title lettering to the spine and to the upper panel, all page edges gilt, bevelled edges, custard yellow end papers. Folio 13½'' x 9¾''. Contains [ii] 157 printed pages of text with 112 superb full-page paper guarded chromolithographic colour plates. Prize plate to the front paste down, a little blistering of the paper half way down the rear hinge end paper, light sporadic foxing to the margins of the early and latter leaves, external covers in superb very near Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        [Op. 26]. Concert für die Violine (Vorspiel, Adagio und Finale)... Op. 26. Partitur. Pr. 3 Thlr... Joseph Joachim in Freundschaft zugeeignet. [Full score]

      Bremen: Aug. Fr. Cranz [PNs 550, 551], 1868. First Edition. Scarce. OCLC no. 53159395. The first performance of the Violin Concerto was given on April 24, 1866 by Otto von Königslow, with Bruch conducting. The concerto was then revised with help from the celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim, and completed in its present form in 1867. The first performance of the revised concerto was given by Joachim in Bremen on January 5, 1868. Wikipedia online. "[Bruch's] friendships with such violinists as David, Joachim, Sarasate and Willy Hess, and the advice he received from them, inspired nine concerted works for that instrument, which ?can sing a melody better than a piano, and melody is the soul of music';." Christopher Fifield in Grove Music Online. An attractive copy of one of the most highly regarded concertos in the violin repertory.. Octavo. Newly-bound in modern half dark morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 120 pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Previous owner's signature in pencil to upper margin of title. Occaisonal manuscript performance markings in pencil and blue crayon. Occasional light foxing and soiling, somewhat heavier to title; small tear to inner margin of final leaf professionally repaired, not affecting music.

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1868 - Small 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border, the title and author lettered in gilt down the spine between two raised bands, hand-marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

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        LAWS Of The CHEROKEE NATION, Passed During the Years 1839 - 1867, Compiled by Authority of the National Council

      St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Print, Corner Fourth and Pine Sts, 1868. 1st edition (Hargrett 29; Hargrett-Gilcrease, p. 59). Period tan full-sheep binding with red leather title label to spine. Some general binding wear, with 1 cm chip at crown. Lacks ffep. Bookplate, and prior owner annotations to eps. Dampstain, gradually fading, to upper half of first dozen leaves. An About VG copy.. xi, [12] - 208 pp (including Index). 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4"

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        Deseret Alphabet Set. The Book of Mormon, Selections of the Book of Mormon, First Deseret Reader, Second Deseret Reader (four volume set)

      New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., 1868 - 1869. First editions. Hardcover. Four volume set. 443, 116, 36, 72pp. The Book of Mormon is bound in black cloth with title and Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on the spine. Selections of the book of Mormon is bound 1/4 blue leather over light blue printed and illustrated boards. First Reader is bound in 1/4 brown cloth over light orange printed and illustrated boards. Second Reader is bound in 1/4 black cloth over tan printed and illustrated boards. All volumes are very good with some wear and bumping to the boards and edges. The Book of Mormon shows additional wear to the spine and hinges. Some previous owner's names and notations in neat ink and pencil on the endsheets and pastedowns of each volume, otherwise the pages are clean and unmarked. These four works were the only books published in the Deseret Alphabet. The print runs for the Book of Mormon are usually cited as five-hundred, making this one of the rarer Book of Mormons. The two readers were based on the McGuffey manuals, and were introduced in public schools of the Territory in 1868. The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt. Made up of thirty-eight characters( apparently it was and partially based on Pitman shorthand) to correlate with basic sounds in the English language, the Deseret Alphabet was intended to be used to help simplify the principles of the English language. The Deseret News announced in its issue of January 19, 1854, "The Board [of Regents] have held frequent sittings this winter, with the sanguine hope of simplifying the English Language, and especially its orthography. After many fruitless attempts to render the common alphabet of the day subservient to their purpose, they found it expedient to invent an entirely new and original set of characters." Although only a written language, Brigham Young had high hopes for the new language, firmly believing it would unite the many foreign converts that were streaming into Utah from Europe. The creation of the language was one of the more unusual ideas of Brigham Young, and never was fully embraced by the Mormons. The Deseret Alphabet was abandoned shortly after Young's death. Flake/Draper 607, 608. Auerbach I: 1183. Sabin 83050.

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        History of the First Kentucky Brigade

      Cincinnati: Caxton Publishing House, 1868. First Edition, First Printing. Lovely copy, recently rebound in handsome full black leather. Original text block quite clean and bright, marbled edges slightly dull.. Large octavo. 17 x 24.5 cm. 931 pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings. An important Civil War history. The First Kentucky Brigade, also known as the Orphan Brigade, was the first and largest Confederate unit recruited from Kentucky during the Civil War, and was originally lead by John Breckinridge, a former Vice President of the United States, whose portrait is used as the frontispiece to this book. Howes T-193.

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        LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1848 TO 1861

      London: Smith, Edler, 1868. Second edition. Trifling wear, about fine, bright copy. Second edition. xv, (v), 315p. Illustrated with two full-page engraved plates. Bound in original publisher's green cloth over beveled boards, the spine with title in gilt, the covers with ornamental gilt frames and central gilt device. Brown coated endpapers. Binder's ticket of Burn & Co. Kirby St. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY QUEEN VICTORIA ON THE FLYLEAF 1869.

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        The Search after Livingstone

      Letts, Son and Co., 1868. Acceptable. 1868. 262 pages. Green cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Inscription to front pd. Some pages detached and loosely inserted. Mild soiling and foxing to tanned pages. Illustrated. Binding slack due to internal hinge cracking. Mild tanning and soiling to boards and spine.

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        TOBLACH. Blick von einer Anhöhe auf Toblach und ins weite Pustertal.

      - Aquarell, rechts unten sign. und dat. "H. Adam 1868", 31 x 40 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. I, S. 63. - Der Baumeister Heinrich Adam wurde 1839 in Dierbach (Oberpfalz) geboren. Er lebte und arbeitet hauptsächlich in Wien, wo er 1905 starb. - Vollausgeführter Aquarell von geübter und talentierter Hand mit schöner Tiefenwirkung. - Sehr dekorativ in alter Waschgoldleiste gerahmt.

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        [Ornithology] Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: a Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties, The

      Eton / London Ingalton and Drake / Simpson, Marshall 1868 8vo: xiv,[2],232pp, with four hand-colored albumen prints, mounted on cards, of stuffed birds. ("It was impossible at the time to photograph live birds due to the absence of the telephoto lens and extremely sensitive plates that would permit short exposures." Goldschmidt & Naef) Publisher's forest-green pebble-grained cloth, spine and upper cover with bird vignettes in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, chocolate coated end papers. A Fine, tight, square copy, clean, crisp text, the photographs vibrant, with deep, rich colors. Provenance: Book plate of Henry Neville Gladstone (third son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone). Binder's ticket of James Burn & Co., Kirby St., to rear paste down. Gernsheim 436. Goldschmidt & Naef, The Truthful Lens, 96. Fine

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        The Alpine Regions of Switzerland and the neighbouring countries;

      a pedestrian's notes on their physical features, scenery, and natural history. With illustrations by E. Whymper. Cambridge, Deighton, Bell, and Co., 1868, - in-8, pp. XVI, 352, legatura editoriale in percallina verde, titolo oro al dorso. Illustrato da 5 tavole f.t. e 15 figure silogr. n.t., dai disegni di Whymper. Prima edizione di quest'opera di carattere generale sulle Alpi svizzere, con annotazioni scientifiche, soprattutto di tipo geologico. Il reverendo Bonney (1833-1923), geologo e scalatore per oltre cinquat'anni, fu presidente dell'Alpine Club nel 1881-83, autore di svariate opere e collaboratore di E. Walton nella stesura di altre, come la celeberrima ''Peaks and Valleys of the Alps''. Ottimo esempl. a pieni margini (con qualche lieve ingiallitura). Perret 579: «Ouvrage classique, bien ilustré par E. Whymper, recherché». Neate B136. ACL 39. Peyrot, V. Aosta I, n. 324. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mein Leben. Aufzeichnungen und Erinnerungen.

      Hannover, Rumpler 1868. - 6 Bände. HLwd. d. Zt. Goed. XIII, 382, 1; Westphal 282: " Die ungeheuer ins Breite gehenden Erinnerungen des Literaturhistorikers, Sprachforschers und Dichters, die Gutzkow nicht mit Unrecht ein Sammelsurium von Gelegenheitsgedichten, Tischtoasten und ausgeschnittenen Zeitungslobhudeleien genannt hat, beginnen mit der Kindheit des Verfassers und schliessen mit der Ubersiedlung nach Corvey. ". - Bde. 5-6 mit aufgezogenem Rücken, der zu den Bänden 1-4 abweichend ist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters from the Frontiers Written During a Period of Thirty Years' Service in the Army of the United States

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Original stamped boards with beveled edges and gilt imprint are faded and soiled. Corners are rubbed and bumped and the spine ends are missing. Binding tight. Soil on edges. Brown endpapers. Light soil on some pages, one chipped page. Pages [i]-x, 11-539. McCall describes his Army life in the Black Hawk War, at frontier forts across the Southeast, and in the Mexican War. "A classic of its period." --Graff 2574. Howes M 30. Sabin 42970. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 539 pp .

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        The Variation Of Animals And Plants, InTwo Volumes.

      London - John Murray, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of Charles Darwins follow-up to On The Origin Of Species, in two volumes, which contains extensive study of plants under domestication. In chapter XXVII Darwin gives a description of what he called pangenesis, which is a theory of heredity. Darwin himself believed that this was the most critical part of the book, and pursued comment from his friends and colleagues. Few of them were as enthusiastic about the theory as he was, but he was generally pleased with the the popular reviews that the work received. The book was large and dense by the authors own admission, and sold only 5,000 copies in his lifetime. It was later recognised, however, for its importance in attempting to describe heredity by a common principle. Condition: Rebacked expertly in half calf with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally very smart, with some rubbing and marksto the boards, and light general shelfware. The spines have been rebound, and are unblemished. Internally bright and clean throughout, and firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      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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        Works of Washington Irving.

      Putnam, New York 1868 - 28 volumes. With additional double engraved titles. Small 8vo, 3/4 brown polished calf, gilt and blind stamped spines, marbled boards and edges. New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1868. Author's revised edition. Near fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST A Personal Narrative

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good+. 1868. Later Printing. Hardcover. Some rubbing to extremities ; 12mo; 470 pages .

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        REPRINT: CHIKUTO SHIKUNSHI GAFU: ALBUM OF PAINTINGS OF THE FOUR PARAGONS: BAMBOO

      [Kyoto n.d. ca 1868 Unsodo]. Dark grey boards, very clean,. accordion folded, 2 vol. set, 18 x 26.5 cm.,[29]double color. Sumi type woodcut illustrations, bright copy, reprint of the. Kyoto 1854 First Edition, complete, nicely done. SCARCE. A LOVELY ZEN INSPIRED ILLUSTRATED SKETECHBOOK A lovely book, with tender illustrations from the Zen and Confucian genre. Illustrates flowers, grasses, rocks, large number of bamboos, plum, chrysanthemum, grapes, ancient pine trees & ordhids. Reminiscent of the Chinese classics: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN, and TEN BAMBOO. A stunning old reprint edition. * This is a famous and illusive book ! Nakabayashi Chikutoh lived between 1775-1853, was a native of Owari province, but spent most of his life in Kyoto, where he studied under the celebrated Miyasaki Impo. He was known for his rather peculiar painting technique, using his paint as dry as possible. His work was chiefly in landscape painting, although some of the pictures of bamboos left by him are very fine. * Other signatures used by him [studio names] were Seisho. Narimasa, Hakumei, Taigen-an, Yusai and Tozan Inshi. * He used his great skill and artistry to leave a legacy of other books: CHIKUTOH GAFU; YUSAI GAFU; CHIKUTO SANSUI GAKOH, CHIKUTOH SANJIN JIMBUTSU, and this title, published from 1812-1852 respectively. Much of above extracted from L. Brown, see citation in bibliography. * Per Hillier: The most eminent among the teachers [of Chinese -style painting] of the time was Nakabayashi Chikutoh. His principal master was Kamiya Tenyu, by whose notable collection of Chinese paintings Chikutoh was no doubt led in the direction of Nanga [style], and an association with Baitsu early in his career may have helped to broaden his outlook. Ultimately, he became of the leading art theorists and wrote several books on painting, beginning with one, as early as 1801....gave some notion of his quiet, reticent kind of painting, often carried out in Sumi, of a warmth of tone and variety of brush-marks that are his hall-marks. [p.923-4]. * His works are clearly influenced by and reminiscent of the most celebrated of all Chinese illustrated books, THE TEN BAMBOO STUDIOI and the MUSTARD SEED GARDEN [please inquire as we have these titles in stock] from the 18th century in what has been called "boneless manner" that is printed without lines or commonly referred to as the 'Shikunshi" painting tradition or style. This technique was often utilized by Zen eccentrics who painted in the Chinese manner and what Hillier cites as "dream landscapes" on p.75, wherein he includes Chikutoh and later Nanga artists. * CONTENTS: Volume 1: Orchid and Bamboo: 15 double-folds, illustrating 4 orchids and 9 bamboos; volume 2: Plum and Chrysanthemum: 17 double-folds, illustrates 6 plums, 4 chrysanthemums and 6 copies of ancient works. All illustrations are of the line type with subtle Sumi ink wash. * This is truly a stunning and unique study by an even more obscure and unusual artist. This work was done in the Zen eccentric style is superbly charming, from its stylized title slip, written in Kanbun [Chinese style] introduction and Spartan drawing techniques is reminiscent of the Chinese Ch'an [Zen] monks technique. * Check with us to see if we have any others by this artist. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Brown: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN: ~~ p.107 cites this book and biographical notes on Chikutoh ~~ under THE GANKU AND THE CHINESE SCHOOLS. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ~~ ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: p.422, top of page cites this book. * C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, ~~ SHIJO & OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: ~~ p.238, * BM 1898, P.11, CITED AS Chikutoh Shikunshi Gafu BM 1904, p16116.d.13 listed as Yusai Gafu, 1854 * STOCKHOLM 517 listed as CHIUTO SHIKUNSHI. * J. Hillier: THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK p.75, 923-4, ~~ plate 616 * NOT CITED IN: L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS. This artist has clearly alluded the discriminating eye of this author. * NOT CITED IN: H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJ-JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN THE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS: Apparently this title has escaped the scrutiny of any Dutch collector or museum, but he cites another title by this artist, #125, p.52. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Tenth Thousand)

      Macmillan and company 1868 - Macmillan and Co, London, 1868 First edition, 1968 (Tenth Thousand) Printing A very very early printing, Very Good hardcover with the original red cloth covered boards. A very very early, Very Good hardcover with the original red cloth covered boards with some mottling and discoloration (please see images for details). All Edges in full gilt. The book still has the original dark slate blue end papers, with the binders stamp/seal to the rear end paper ¿Bound by Burn¿. Delicate period inked inscription (dated 1868) to the title page. The spine was rebacked with the original cloth lay back down so the binding is tight and quite readable. Scarce copy in the rare original boards, still retaining both the original dark slate blue papers and the original tissue guard. All pages and illustrations are present and are overall clean with some very occasional scattered faded smudging/handling marks, otherwise no bent pages, no tears, and no writing. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare book titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig Philipp der Erste, Birch, III Bde., 1841-44, BIBLIOTHEK W

      Birch A.Christian, 1795-1868 - Ludwig Philipp der Erste, Birch, III Bde., 1841-44, BIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH Birch, Christian: Ludwig Philipp der Erste, König der Franzosen. Darstellung seines Lebens und Wirkens. Erster-dritter Band, vollständig Stuttgart, Hallberger'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Bd. I: 1841, "IV, 432 S., Bd. II: 1843, 424 S., Bd. III: 1844, 446 S., 8°, 22x15 S., orig. Hldr., gering stockfleckig. HÖFISCHE PROVENIENZ: AUS DER BIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH. Sehr selten. Louis-Philippe I. (deutsch: gelegentlich auch Ludwig Philipp I., französisch: Louis-Philippe Ier; * 6. Oktober 1773 in Paris; † 26. August 1850 in Claremont House südlich von Esher, Grafschaft Surrey), auch Roi Citoyen („Bürgerkönig") genannt, war in der so genannten Julimonarchie von 1830 bis 1848 der letzte König, der in Frankreich regierte. Er trug den offiziellen Titel „König der Franzosen". Sein französischer Name Louis-Philippe wird auch im deutschen Sprachraum benutzt, im Gegensatz zu den französischen Königen aus der Zeit vor der Französischen Revolution und zu seinem Vor-Vorgänger Ludwig XVIII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera autografa firmata a Jules Boucoiran.

      Bruyere, 18 Mars 1868, - 4 pp. in-8, vergate recto verso e busta con indirizzo. Lunga ed interessante lettera indirizzata a Jules Boucoiran, amico di George Sand e precettore dei suoi figli. Juliette Adam nata Lambert (1836 -1936) fu scrittrice, amica di George Sand e di Yuliana Glinka, pubblicò i primi romanzi di Paul Bourget e Le Calvaire, incoraggiò gli inizi letterari di Alexandre Dumas figlio e Léon Daudet. Lo scritto parla dell'amicizia, dell'ammirazione e del sentimento provato dalla Lambert verso la Sand. "Je sens en moi sa presence reele à tout instant. Elle est ma religion.il me faut dans l'humain et le vivant des admirations passionnées, je cherche et je veux des divinités terresteres. Madame Sand qui m'a donné son esprit pas son c?ur, la raison de tous mes enthousiasmes est l'amie divine et vivant que je deavais trouver. Je ne lui demande rien que d'etre et de melaisser la regarder et idolatre.». Interessante ed appassionata lettera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the First [-Eighth] Portion of the Valuable & Extensive Library, formed by the Rev. Thomas Corser...who, from Age, Ill Health, and Bodily Infirmity, is precluded from the further Enjoyment of his Books

      ...which will be sold by Auction, by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. Eight parts in one thick volume. Large 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in cont. green half-morocco & patterned cloth, spine richly gilt. London: 1868-74. [bound with]:(--). Catalogue of the Concluding Portion of the Valuable & Extensive Library formed by the late Rev. Thomas Corser...which will be sold by Auction, by Capes, Dunn, & Pilcher...on Wednesday, 18th December, 1876, and Two following Days. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers. Manchester: 1876. Complete set of the sale catalogues, including the rare final ninth portion sold in Manchester, through which the extraordinary collection of mainly early English and Elizabethan literature formed by the Rev. Thomas Corser (1793-1876) was dispersed. Having been the son of a banker no doubt enabled him to pursue his collecting over twenty years, until ill health and blindness caused him to gradually dispose of it. "Corser was one of the most learned and enthusiastic book-collectors of his day, and his noble library contained, besides a wonderful collection of unique and rare editions of the works of the early English poets and dramatists, a fine block-book...seven Caxtons, and a large number of books printed by Machlinia, Wynkyn de Worde...and other early English printers. The library also comprised a large number of books of emblems, drolleries, jest-books, garlands...Mr. Corser also possessed a few choice manuscripts...There were 6,244 lots in the eight sales, and the total amount realized was 19,781 pounds... "Some additional manuscripts and books which had belonged to Mr. Corser were sold after his death, at Manchester, by Capes, Dunn and Pilcher on December the 13th, 1876 and two following days."-Fletcher, pp. 372-76). This final portion comprised 740 lots and made 1,408 pounds. Many of Corser's books were bought by Henry Huth. Tipped-in are several letters from Sotheby's regarding the Corser sale and reviews from The Times. Fine and most handsome set; rare when complete. Bookplate of A.R.A. Hobson. ❧ De Ricci, p. 150-"a particularly fine library." .

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        Autograph letter signed "Edvard G." to music publisher Henri Hinrichsen

      Unpublished and unrecorded. Henri Hinrichsen (1868-1942) worked for the C.F. Peters publishing company in Leipzig from 1891 and became its sole owner in 1900. Grieg published all his music through Peters and was a close friend of the Hinrichsen family. The Hinrichsens generously supported Grieg's widow Nina until her death in 1935. Being Jewish, the Hinrichsen family was expropriated in 1938, and Henri perished in Auschwitz.. On a postcard, 141 x 90 mm. Dated Copenhagen, February 17, 1901. In black ink. With autograph address to verso: "Herrn Henri Hinrichsen C.F.Peters Thalstrasse 10 Leipzig." In German (with translation). Grieg instructs his publisher to reroute a shipment: "Should the chest with the bust not have been sent already, I am asking you to be so kind to send it not to Copenhagen but to Bergen, Norway (Rabe's Music Store)." Together with a note of receipt in Hinrichsen's hand, dated February 18. Slightly worn and browned; horizontal crease to upper portion.

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        Six Months in India.:

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1868 - Mary Carpenter, biographer of Rammohun Roy, visited Ahmedabad, Surat, Bombay, Poona, Madras, and Calcutta in the footsteps of her hero. The first volume is on her travels, the second on her areas of interest, education, health and social issues and the situation of women in India. A very good set in original cloth, spines unevenly faded. Traces of labels removed from spines, ownership marks cut from title pages and replaced with paper. Very minor wear to foot of spine. First edition Two volumes, pp.xi, 299; vi, 255, frontispiece portrait of Roy, 32pp publishers advertisements.

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        THE STORY WITHOUT AN END. From the German of Carove. By Sarah Austin. With Illustrations printed in Colours after Drawings by E.V.B.

      Tinted sepia wood engraved frontispiece and fifteen wood and metal-relief colour plates printed by the Leighton Brothers. Publisher's de-luxe binding of full brown morocco gilt with an inset ivorine panel displaying the title within a gilt and coloured holly leaf and berry wreath. 26 x 19.2 cm. All edges gilt. First edition. Spine just splitting at heel; binding little rubbed and a little bowed as is not uncommon with this title; the occasional mark; else a very good copy.

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        Die berühmte Fußkünstlerin Louise Ebbighausen, ohne Arme geboren, hat die Ehre, in ihren außerordentlichen Fußleistungen sich zu produciren. Dieselbe hat es in ihrer Kunst so weit gebracht, daß sie nicht nur allein mit den Füßen esssen und trinken kann, sondern die geschicktesten weiblichen Arbeiten zu verrichten im Stande ist, z. B. das Häkeln, Nähen, Stricken, Schreiben, Spinnen u. s. w., dieses verrichtet sie alles mit den Füßen, und zwar mit solcher Leichtigkeit, wie man es sonst mit den Händen verrichten sieht. Die Künstlerin hatte auf ihren Reisen bereits die Ehre, vor sämmtlichen europäischen Höfen sich zu produciren und können Damen sich an ihrem Unterrich betheiligen im Verfertigen künstlicher Blumen aus Wachs und Perlen. (Unterzeichner:) C. Steiner.

      Druck von J. G. Ling in Ulm, ca. 1868.. Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text im Rahmen und kl. Holzschnitt-Portrait der Louise Ebbighausen. Blattgr.: 31 x 21 cm. Der umtriebige Veranstalter Steiner wirbt mit reichen Geschenken für jede gelöste Eintrittskarte, von Damenkleidern bis hin zu silbernen Taschenuhren. - Exemplar aus der Circus-Sammlung des Herzog Max in Bayern (1808-1888), mit dessen eigenhänd. Vermerk "München, Jakobidult 1868".

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        Shanghai Flowers Presented to James White by his Wife on his Birthday, April X 1868. An album of original watercolours

      1868 (But drawings dated 1845 - 1847), Shanghai 1868 - Quarto. Original hardgrained morocco, the upper cover panelled in blind with raised panels, gilt metal clasp. One thick paper leaf with calligraphic manuscript title in red, black and blue, heightened in gilt; 2 page manuscript list of contents, 49 original botanical watercolours. An excellent album of very fine watercolours of flowers painted in China. Each watercolour identified in ink on the mat by the artist, the subjects also identified on all of the drawings and 26 of the drawings with additional inscriptions identifying them as having been done in "Shanghae" and giving the date when they were carried out, in addition a number also include the initials M.W. Mrs. James White was a botanical artist of considerable talent, who produced the present selection during a three year period in Shanghai in the mid 1840's. It was 20 years later when the album was assembled as a birthday gift for her husband. The species depicted are all of attractive plants and are a mixture of Chinese natives with imports that evidently thrived in Shanghai. Evidence of the title and inscriptions suggest that the album passed from James White to his son, the well-known landscape artist James Talmage White. This album once contained fifty watercolour drawings according to the list of contents; number 11 seems to have been removed some time ago. Provenance: James White; by descent to James Talmage White; Linda (sister of James Talmage White); purchased by Donald Heald Rare Books ca. 2006; a private American collector. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PHOTOGRAPHS OF EDINBURGH, with Descriptive Letterpress by R. M. Ballantyne.

      [83], [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated with 13 original photographs laid down on card by A. Burns. Original decorative green cloth gilt. All edges gilt. 4to. Some candle wax spots to boards; head and heel of spine very slightly worn; one blank margin with a few ink splashes; neat ink inscription to front pastedown; else a very good copy. Eric Quayle's copy with his bookplate to front pastedown. Tipped on to the blank rector of the frontispiece is an postally used envelope complete with 'Penny Red' stamp, addressed to Mrs. R. M. Ballantyne in her husband's hand; also a catalogue description of this copy cut from a Stanley Gibbons catalogue of 1979. Quayle 38a. This work was issued simultaneously in quarto and octavo sizes, at 21/- and 10/6 respectively.

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        Works of Washington Irving.

      New York: Putnam, 1868. hardcover. near fine. 28 volumes. With additional double engraved titles. Small 8vo, 3/4 brown polished calf, gilt and blind stamped spines, marbled boards and edges. New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1868. Author's revised edition. Near fine

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        The grammar of ornament

      Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly 1868 - Rebound in fine modern 3/4 burgundy leather over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Gilt ruled. Clean, unmarked pages. Chromolithographic plates. 157 pages illustrations, One hundred and twelve plates. 35 cm. Early owner's signatures on title. Owen Jones was a London-born architect and designer of Welsh descent. A versatile architect and designer, he was also one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. He helped pioneer modern color theory, and his theories on flat patterning and ornament still resonate with contemporary designers today. The first 19 chapters presented key examples of ornament from a number of sources which were diverse both historically and geographically - notably examining the Middle East in the chapters on Arabian, Turkish, Moresque (Alhambra) and Persian ornament. The final chapter, titled "Leaves and Flowers from Nature" acknowledged that "in the best periods of art, all ornament was based upon an observation of the principles which regulate the arrangement of form in nature" and that "true art consists of idealising, and not copying, the forms of nature". Christopher Dresser, Owen Jones' most well-known protege, contributed one of the plates in this final chapter, and he was concurrently presenting theories on natural-form ornament in his famous botanical lectures at the Government School of Design in the mid-1850s. In The Grammar of Ornament, Jones gathered together these samples of ornament as the best examples of decoration in an attempt to encourage designers to follow his lead in examining the underlying principles contained within the broad history of ornament and polychromy. (DNB) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abyssinia and its People

      

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        The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia

      

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        Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Erster Band: HOLOTHURIEN.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1868. 4to (310 x 250mm). pp. (6), 288, (iv), with 40 (27 coloured) plates. Publisher's cloth (spine rebacked). The complete section on Holothuroidea or Sea Cucumber."This monograph is of particular importance to the holothuroids taxonomy for four reasons. It was one of the first times that the (later recognized) hyperdiverse marine fauna of the Indo-West Pacific triangle was comprehensively investigated. Ninety-two species or varieties recognized proved to be new to science. It was one of the first works where the ossicle assemblage was consistently and extensively used to recognize and characterize taxa. The classification proposed was the first in holothuroid systematics that was based on the theory of evolution" (Y. Samyn, A. Smirvov & C. Massin. Carl Gottfried Semper (1832-1893) and the location of his type specimens of sea cucumber. Publ. in 'Archiv. Nat. Hist. 40,2'). //Nissen ZBI, 3806.

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        Quickborn. 2. Aufl. der illustr. Ausg. Hamburg, Mauke, 1868. VIII, 410 S. Mit zahlr. Textholzschnitten von O. Speckter. Reich goldgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Goldschnitt (Rücken verblichen).

       1868 Widmungsexemplar mit eigenhändigem, zwölfzeiligem Gedicht von Klaus Groth auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt, signiert und datiert \'10. Mai 1871, Schwanenweg bei Kiel\'.- Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, Titel mit Besitzvermerk, Bindung leicht gelockert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Autograph letter signed to Eugene de Masquard

      Paris 1868 - Pasteur at his Most Argumentative; a Very Unusual LetterPasteur, Louis (1822-95). Autograph letter signed, in French, to Eugène de Masquard (1819-1906). 1 page plus integral address leaf. Paris, 6 October 1868. 212 x 136 mm. Tiny tears and lacunae along folds, fore-edge of first leaf a bit frayed, light spotting but very good. To agriculturalist and winemaker Eugène de Masquard, one of Pasteur’s most vehement opponents on the question of silkworm disease, which Pasteur had been investigating on behalf of the French government since 1865. The letter remained until recently in the Masquard family and thus has not appeared on the market before now. The text of the letter was published in Vol. IV, p. 577 of the Oeuvres de Pasteur (1926), but a comparison of the printed text to the original reveals a few small differences, including the date (given erroneously as October 3 in printed version), and the substitution of "par erreur" for the original’s "faussement" and "exagérées" for "fantaisistes." The original letter also displays three lines heavily crossed out by Pasteur, indicative of his irritated state of mind at the time of writing. In the 1860s the French silk industry was in serious trouble: once responsible for ten percent of the world’s production, it had become increasingly devastated by a mysterious silkworm blight that caused the industry’s output to fall by a factor of six in the years between 1845 and 1865. Though many experts, including Masquard, were attempting to solve the problem, their efforts had so far failed to uncover either the cause or the remedy for silkworm disease. It remained for Pasteur, the expert on microbes, to discover the true nature of the silkworm crisis. By 1867 Pasteur was able to show that the silkworm disease known as pébrine was caused by a parasite and the disease known as flacherie, which authorities had thought to be a manifestation of pébrine, was in reality an independent disease with its own character and etiology. In August 1868 Pasteur presented a report to the Ministry of Agriculture containing his findings and recommending methods for combatting silkworm disease, including destroying all infected eggs and imposing stricter controls over the environmental conditions in silkworm hatcheries. The report met with some harsh criticism, including from Masquard, who in October 1868 published a derogatory article on the report in the trade newspaper Moniteur des Soies. Angered by this, Pasteur wrote Masquard this uncharacteristically testy reply (our translation): "Sir: You recently wrote to the Director of the Moniteur des Soies, in Lyon, 'that you have always greatly admired the motto: Do what you must, come what may, and that you attempt to put it into practice as often as possible.' . . . "Unfortunately, sir, everyone knows that it is easier to publish mottos than to follow their precepts. You have just given a new and curious proof of this well-known truth by sending to the Moniteur des Soies an extract from a Paris scientific journal concerning the report I sent recently to the Minister of Agriculture, an extract that falsely attributes to the report the most fantastical conclusions. Isn’t it your first duty to ask about the accuracy of these assertions prior to having them republished? Shouldn’t the most ordinary proprieties have made you more careful?" Debré, Louis Pasteur, ch. 8. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Porträt. Brustbild. Tuschefederzeichnung auf Karton von Ernst Würtenberger, Blattgröße: 46,5 x 36 cm, 1902, links oben Künstlermonogramm: EW.

      - Unikat. - Gute Erhaltung, Ecken des Kartons etwas beschabt bzw. mit alten Montageresten. - Zu Ernst Würtenberger (1868 Steißlingen bei Radolfzell - 1934 Karlsruhe) vgl. ausführlich Thieme/Becker Bd. 35/36, S. 293: "[.] hervorragender Porträtist".

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        Vue af Lerdals badinrättning. Aug. 1849.

      [ENGLISH: Wash drawing (1848) by Swedish artist Joseph Magnus Stäck (1812-1868), recently returned from six years of studies abroad. It depicts the cold-water / hydrotherapeutic bath establishment at Lerdal, Rättvik (Dalecarlia), Sweden, which was based on the so-called Gräfenberg method and had opened in the previous year (1848). In 1849 the baths were also visited by H. C. Andersen, who described the establishment in his book about Sweden (1851). Rare depiction of the Lerdal baths, which were short-lived.] - Stäck vistades utomlands för studier 1842-1848 och blev efter hemkomsten varmt mottagen i konstlivet och erkänd som en av landets främsta landskapsmålare. Föryngring präglade Konstakademien, där Stäck genast invaldes. Från sina år i Italien, Frankrike och Tyskland medförde han "färska intryck och fyllda skissböcker" (Serner), och under de närmaste åren utvecklade han en rik och fullödig produktion. Det är ofta ett rent och atmosfärrikt landskapsmåleri. Serner uppmärksammar att Stäck avvek från "samtidens alltmer novellistiska smak" genom att avstå från att befolka sina scener med personstaffage, kreatur och bondforor. Blyerts och lavyr. 18,5 x 28,8 cm. Osignerad. Monterad på ett större blad. Under 1840-talet inrättades en rad vattenkuranstalter i Sverige, inte att förväxla med de hälsobrunnar som funnits tidigare på många håll. Hälsobrunnarnas verksamhet kretsade kring drickandet av källvatten. Kallvattenkuranstalterna erbjöd däremot en ny form av utvärtes vattenbehandling som lanserats av Vincenz Priessnitz i Gräfenberg i nuvarande Tjeckien på 1830-talet, och som fick sitt genombrott i Sverige vid hälsobrunnen i Söderköping 1842. Lerdals badinrättning i Rättvik togs i drift 1848 av läkaren och nykterhetsvännen Carl Johan Wettergren, och var i stor utsträckning avsedd för ortens obemedlade. Denna intressanta lavering av Stäck är utförd under hans dalaresa följande år, som även efterlämnat skisser från Leksand (9 augusti), Rättvik och Älvdalen (4 september). Samma sommar som Stäck avbildade platsen besöktes badet av självaste H. C. Andersen, som skildrade livet på kuranstalten i sin bok I Sverige (1851): "Den är bekvämt och bra inredd, med trevliga rum, läsesal och badkamrar. Därinne kan du få se dalamumier, - livslevande, frisktblomstrande, rödkindade män, insvepta i filtar, blott huvudet är fritt; det är badgästerna som nyss är komna opp ur kallbadet. Vattenkuranstalten i Rättvik är precis lik den i Gräfenberg i Schlesien. På bordet i läsesalongen ligger böcker och tidningar; här får du på nytt fatt i trådarna till den brusande, oroliga världen, tvärs igenom det tryckta ordets elektromagnetiska ström förnimmer du vad som rör sig och sker därute, och hastar åter till naturen, till solskenet, björkdoften vid Siljans klara sjö". Badinrättningen i Lerdal hade sin storhetstid omkring 1850 men blev kortlivad. Under Krimkriget kommenderades doktor Wettergren till Stockholm, och Lerdalsinrättningen var redan då mer eller mindre nedlagd i brist på medel från länets styrelse. År 1857 hade all verksamhet upphört. Den enda idag kvarvarande resten av anläggningen är en brunnspaviljong kallad "Hvilan" (Carl-Henrik Berg, Oknytt, 1-2 2004).

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        Autograph letter signed "Edvard G." to music publisher Henri Hinrichsen

      Unpublished and unrecorded. Henri Hinrichsen (1868-1942) worked for the C.F. Peters publishing company in Leipzig from 1891 and became its sole owner in 1900. Grieg published all his music through Peters and was a close friend of the Hinrichsen family. The Hinrichsens generously supported Grieg's widow Nina until her death in 1935. Being Jewish, the Hinrichsen family was expropriated in 1938, and Henri perished in Auschwitz.. On a postcard, 141 x 90 mm. Dated Copenhagen, February 17, 1901. In black ink. With autograph address to verso: "Herrn Henri Hinrichsen C.F.Peters Thalstrasse 10 Leipzig." In German (with translation). Grieg instructs his publisher to reroute a shipment: "Should the chest with the bust not have been sent already, I am asking you to be so kind to send it not to Copenhagen but to Bergen, Norway (Rabe's Music Store)." Together with a note of receipt in Hinrichsen's hand, dated February 18. Slightly worn and browned; horizontal crease to upper portion.

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        The History of Don Quixote, Illustrated by Gustave Dore

      Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1868. Hardcover. London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, ca. 1868. Hardcover, 10 x 12 1/2". 737 pp. First edition, 2nd issue, ca. 1868 (Malan, p. 255), Maroon full leather binding in a 1/2 leather style, presume Publisher's issue, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, 5 raised bands with gilt-stamped title lettering, previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-down endpaper belonging to Sir Peter Van Notten-Pole, the 3rd Baronet of Wolverton (1801-1887); small book-stamp on verso of free endpaper “Stone and Hartley, Banbury”, rubbing to leather corners and head and tail of spine, some foxing and small stains, 364 illustrations, very good condition.Travelling through Spain with his friend, Baron Charles Duvillier, in 1862 inspired Doré to start two of his greatest works, his travel folio of Spain and Don Quixote. Starting out as a modest book with only 40 drawings, Don Quixote soon grew to 120 full-page plates and 257 vignettes for the Hachette French edition. The cohesiveness of the work can be attributed to the fact that all of the engravings were done by Doré‘s best engraver, Pisan. This is the only major work of Doré to be engraved by one man and he nearly worked them both to death. Published in parts in 1864, the first English book edition was published in 1866.

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        Ticket to President Andrew Johnson's Impeachment Trial for April 11, 1868, considered by the "Chicago Tribune" to be, up to then, "the Most Important Day of the Trial"

      [Washington, D.C.], April 11, 1868. 3.5" x 3". "Printed Ticket, 3.5"" x 3"". [Washington, D.C.], April 11, 1868. Pink ticket. Fine condition. Ticket to the ""Gallery,"" imprinted ""U.S. Senate / Impeachment of the President / Admit The Bearer / April 11th 1868. / Geo. T. Brown / Sergeant-at Arms."" Printed by ""Philp & Solomons Washington,"" the publishing-house that held the U.S. government's printing contracts.On April 11, 1868, ""The Bearer"" of this ticket heard the testimony of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. The New York Times reported that ""as Gen. Sherman began, ""a question as to the conversation which occurred between him and President Johnson in relation to the removal of Mr. Stanton, gave rise to an animated and protracted discussion as to whether any declarations of the President constituted competent evidence … The examination of Gen. Sherman was afterward resumed, and the witness had just testified that the President had offered him the Secretaryship of War on two different occasions, when the putting of a question in regard to further proceedings that were supposed to have occurred between the Executive and the deponent again suggested an objection and a vote by which latter proceeding the question was excluded…"" The Chicago Tribune headlined its first page on April 12th: ""Impeachment. / Yesterday Considered the / Most Important Day / of the Trial. / Much of the Oral Testimony / for the Defence De / cided to be Inad- / missible. / The President's Counsel Corre- / spondingly Discouraged.""From nps.gov: ""The political backing to begin impeachment proceedings against the president came when Johnson breached the Tenure of Office Act by removing Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, from the cabinet. The Tenure of Office Act, passed over Johnson's veto in 1867, stated that a president could not dismiss appointed officials without the consent of Congress. Both Lincoln and Johnson had experienced problems with Stanton, an ally of the Radicals in Congress. Stanton's removal, therefore, was not only a political decision made to relieve the discord between the president and his cabinet, but a test of the Tenure of Office Act as well. Johnson believed the Tenure of Office Act was unconstitutional and wanted it to be legally tried in the courts. It was the president, himself, however, who was brought to trial.""President Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives on February 24, 1868 and the Senate tried the case in a trial that lasted from March to May 1868. In the end, the Senate voted to acquit President Andrew Johnson by a margin of 35 guilty to 19 not guilty - one vote short of the two-thirds needed to convict."""

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        A ride across a continent: a personal narrative of wanderings through Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

      R. Bentley, 1868-01-01. Paperback. Acceptable. Hardcover, two volumes. The front board of volume 1 is missing. Plates present. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Marbled boards. Cracked and dried out spines.

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        Autograph letter signed to Eugene de Masquard

      Paris, 1868. Pasteur at his Most Argumentative; a Very Unusual LetterPasteur, Louis (1822-95). Autograph letter signed, in French, to Eugčne de Masquard (1819-1906). 1 page plus integral address leaf. Paris, 6 October 1868. 212 x 136 mm. Tiny tears and lacunae along folds, fore-edge of first leaf a bit frayed, light spotting but very good. To agriculturalist and winemaker Eugčne de Masquard, one of Pasteur’s most vehement opponents on the question of silkworm disease, which Pasteur had been investigating on behalf of the French government since 1865. The letter remained until recently in the Masquard family and thus has not appeared on the market before now. The text of the letter was published in Vol. IV, p. 577 of the Oeuvres de Pasteur (1926), but a comparison of the printed text to the original reveals a few small differences, including the date (given erroneously as October 3 in printed version), and the substitution of “par erreur” for the original’s “faussement” and “exagérées” for “fantaisistes.” The original letter also displays three lines heavily crossed out by Pasteur, indicative of his irritated state of mind at the time of writing. In the 1860s the French silk industry was in serious trouble: once responsible for ten percent of the world’s production, it had become increasingly devastated by a mysterious silkworm blight that caused the industry’s output to fall by a factor of six in the years between 1845 and 1865. Though many experts, including Masquard, were attempting to solve the problem, their efforts had so far failed to uncover either the cause or the remedy for silkworm disease. It remained for Pasteur, the expert on microbes, to discover the true nature of the silkworm crisis. By 1867 Pasteur was able to show that the silkworm disease known as pébrine was caused by a parasite and the disease known as flacherie, which authorities had thought to be a manifestation of pébrine, was in reality an independent disease with its own character and etiology. In August 1868 Pasteur presented a report to the Ministry of Agriculture containing his findings and recommending methods for combatting silkworm disease, including destroying all infected eggs and imposing stricter controls over the environmental conditions in silkworm hatcheries. The report met with some harsh criticism, including from Masquard, who in October 1868 published a derogatory article on the report in the trade newspaper Moniteur des Soies. Angered by this, Pasteur wrote Masquard this uncharacteristically testy reply (our translation): "Sir: You recently wrote to the Director of the Moniteur des Soies, in Lyon, 'that you have always greatly admired the motto: Do what you must, come what may, and that you attempt to put it into practice as often as possible.' . . . "Unfortunately, sir, everyone knows that it is easier to publish mottos than to follow their precepts. You have just given a new and curious proof of this well-known truth by sending to the Moniteur des Soies an extract from a Paris scientific journal concerning the report I sent recently to the Minister of Agriculture, an extract that falsely attributes to the report the most fantastical conclusions. Isn’t it your first duty to ask about the accuracy of these assertions prior to having them republished? Shouldn’t the most ordinary proprieties have made you more careful?" Debré, Louis Pasteur, ch. 8.

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