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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.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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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        Exposition de 1867. Délégation des ouvriers relieurs.

      Au Siège de la Commission, chez M. Clémence 1868-1869-1875, Paris - In-12 de XXVII-278 pp. et (4)-223 pp., demi-veau glacé violine à coins, dos orné à nerfs, tête dorée (reliure de l'époque). Ouvrage publié par la Commission et la Délégation de la Reliure au moyen d'une souscription générale. Cette commission désigna des délégués ouvriers afin que les travaux exposés soient jugés par des praticiens et non, comme à l'habitude, seulement par un jury nommé officiellement par le gouvernement et étranger à la reliure. « L'ouvrier relieur a compris que pour obtenir une répartition plus équitable de la production générale, il faut qu'il cesse d'être un simple rouage dans la grande machine industrielle, un simple instrument dans la main des capitaliste ». Le rapport publié par cette délégation dans la seconde partie, donne une étude très prècise des oeuvres exposées. Première partie : La Reliure aux expositions de l'industrie (1798-1862). Deuxième partie : Etude comparative de la reliure ancienne et moderne ; cette partie est ornée de huit photogravures de Dujardin imprimé par Eudes.

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("F. Freiligrath").

      Stuttgart, 28. XII. 1868. - 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie würden mich außerordentlich verbinden, wenn Sie abermals die Güte haben wollten, mir Eintrittskarten zur Besichtigung der königl. Schlösser (Villa Berg, Wilhelma, Rosenstein, und, wenn möglich, auch hies. Residenzschloß) zukommen zu lassen. Im Voraus dankbar, empfehle ich mich Ihenn mit aufrichtiger Hochachtung [.]". - Mit kl. Randläsuren.

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        Ticket, with stub, to President Andrew Johnson's Impeachment Trial

      [Washington, D.C.], April 8, 1868. 4.75" x 3". "Printed Ticket, 4.75"" x 3"" (including attached 1.25"" x 3"" stub). [Washington, D.C.], April 8, 1868. Blue ticket. Mounting remnant at center verso. Fine condition.Ticket to the ""Gallery,"" imprinted ""U.S. Senate / Impeachment of the President / Admit The Bearer / April 8th 1868. / Geo. T. Brown / Sergeant-at Arms."" Printed by ""Philp & Solomons Washington,"" the publishing-house that held the U.S. government's printing contracts. Stub attached: ""To be taken up at / Main Entrance / U.S. Senate.""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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        Linda Tressel.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1868 [but possibly 1879 or 80]. Octavo (178 x 116 mm). Contemporary dark brown half morocco by Pearse of Warrington, spine with titles gilt direct, raised bands ruled in gilt, red pebble-grain cloth sides, endpapers and all edges marbled. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Minor scuffing to spine and boards, light spotting to endleaves, else contents bright and fresh. An excellent copy. First edition.

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        The Game of Base Ball: How to Learn It, How to Play It, and How to Teach It. With Sketches of Noted Players

      New York: George Munro & Co.. (1868). First. First edition. 12mo. 180, [13] ads pp., frontispiece. Original quarter brownish-red cloth and purple papercovered boards printed in gold. Paper rubbed on the boards, particularly at the corners, one page a little wrinkled from a printing flaw, but a very nice copy of a particularly fragile construction. Chadwick, a sportswriter, statistician, and historian, is generally considered the "father of baseball" for his popularization and contributions to the development of the game. He edited the first baseball guides, was credited with creating the box score (and the abbreviation "K" for the strikeout), and created the statistics of batting average and earned run average. He was posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although this book was preceded by various annual guides Chadwick wrote, this was the first non-fiction book exclusively devoted to baseball to be issued in hardcover (The Base Ball Player's Pocket Companion 1859, the first book exclusively devoted to baseball was issued in cloth over flexible paper wrappers). This title is usually found disbound or rebound, this is easily the best copy we've seen of one of the most uncommon and important titles exclusively devoted to baseball. ABPC auction records locate only a single record in 2009 for a copy in cloth. Additional research locates a copy in this binding that sold in a sport's auction (apparently not indexed by ABPC) in 2003 for $11,625; and another copy at the The 27th Annual 2006 National Sports Collectors Convention, offered for sale at $20,000. .

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        Three stanzas of his 1859 poem, "The Boys"

      Boston, Massachusetts, April 27, 1868. 7" x 9". "Autograph Poem Signed ""Oliver Wendell Holmes,"" 1 page, 7"" x 9"". Boston, April 27, 1868. On laid paper. Old folds. Mid-horizontal fold between stanzas expertly mended on verso. Fine condition.First and last two stanzas of his 11-stanza poem 1859 poem, The Boys.In full:""Has there any old fellow got mixed with the boys? / If there has, take him out, without making a noise. / Hang the Almanac's cheat and the Catalogue's spite! / Old Time is a liar! We're twenty tonight!""Yes, we're boys - always playing with tongue or with pen; / And I sometimes have asked, Shall we ever be men? / Shall we always be youthful, and laughing, and gay, / Till the last dear companion drops smiling away?""""Then here's to our boy hood, its gold and its gray! / The stars of its winter, the dews of its May / And when we have done with our life-lasting toys, / Dear Father, take care of thy children, The Boys! ""Oliver Wendell Holmes / Boston April 27th 1868."""

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        La Cuisine Classique Etudes Pratiques Raisonnees et Demonstratives De L'Ecole Francaise Appliquee Au Service a La Russe in Two Volumes

      Paris: E Dentu Editeur Palais-Royal. 1868 - E Dentu Editeur Palais-Royal, Paris, 1872. Half-Leather. Good. No Jacket. Troisieme Edition. VERY HEAVY (2.75kg /5.5lb net) ONE VOLUME ONLY - FRENCH TEXT. Ouvrage Illustre. De 64 Planches renfermant pres de 350 dessins embrassant dans son cadre toutes les prescriptions culinaires, D'Apres L'Ordre Et Les Principes De La Grande Cuisine. 310 large pages, size 12 inches tall by 9.25 inches. With 32 Steel Engraved Plates as issued. Includes a full Index and List of Illustrations. All plates are present. An impressive, original volume of this classic culinary work. Category: Food & Drink; Condition Report Externally worn, original paper marbled covered boards with black leather spine. Corners and edges of boards are worn as is the paper covering. boards in good condition nice gilt decoration to the spine with volume number and title to the compartments in good condition with some wear to the corners and board edges joints good corners bumped Internally Original marbled endpapers. Contents, usual light grubbiness/marking, cracking to hinges but binding still sound, clean and tight pages clean and tidy - one or two marked hinges are cracked to the front board - ok at the back [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      - Zbl. med. Wiss., 6/56; 7/10. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 26. December 1868 und 20. Februar 1869, 8°, 881-896; 145-160, Broschur. First German Edition - This Translation of Boll gained Bizzozero the world wide recognition! - - Giulio Bizzozero (1846-1901) studied medicine at the University of Pavia, graduating in 1866 at the age of 20. After working in Pavia, he was appointed professor of general pathology in Turin. Like Neumann, he also studied with Virchow in Berlin. At age 22 in 1868, he published two articles confirming that nucleated red blood cells in the marrow evolved into nonnucleated red cells and extended these observations to include the formation of white blood cells (1,2). Bizzozero also concluded that the marrow was the site not only of blood formation but also of blood destruction, based on the erroneous assumption that large cells containing pigment granules were scavenger cells containing red cell debris." Barry Cooper: The origins of bone marrow as the seedbed of our blood: from antiquity to the time of Osler. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2011 Apr; 24(2): 115-118 - - 1.: Bizzozero G. Sulla funzione ematopoetica del midollo del ossa. Zentralbl Med Wissensch. 1868;6:885. - 2.: Bizzozero G. Sulla funzione ematopoetica del midollo del ossa. Seconda communicazione preventia. Zentralbl Med Wissensch. 1869;10:149-150. - - Garrison & Morton No. 873.1 (1st. Ital. Ed. 1868) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Palästina - New Album of the Holy Land - Neues Album des heiligen Landes - Nouvel Album de la Terre Sainte

      Steinkopf, Stuttgart 1868 - Papier altersbedingt stark stockfleckig, Bindung fest, auf einer Seite mit einer Lithographie befinden sich handschriftliche Anmerkungen, Einbandecken bestossen, schwarze Miniflecken auf der Einbandvorderseite, handschriftlicher Besitzer- und Datumsvermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt, goldener Schnitt, Goldprägung auf dem Cover und dem Buchrücken - 50 Ansichten biblisch wichtiger Orte: 48 Lithographien, 2 Original-Fotos (Beirut, Damascus), Karte enthalten. Mit Erläuterungen von Dr. G. H. v. Schubert, Dr. J. Roth & Dr. O. Fraas. - Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen., Achtung: Buch wiegt mehr als 1kg, die Versandkosten erhoehen sich daher deutsch, englisch, französisch 0 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Story Without an End from the German of Corové

      London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. E.V.B.. 15 chromolithograph tissue guarded plates, plus sepia frontispiece and vignette illustrations throughout. First printing [no translation note on title page]. Olive green cloth covered boards with black and gilt decoration to upper board and gilt titling to backstrip. Corners, top/tail of backstrip bumped with short split to top of backstrip. Re-cased with replacement endpapers. Some waterstaining to top left corner which affects early and later pages - not considered significant.. Minor spotting to a few pages.

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        Salon Agoston. Heute Sonntag den 9. August Vor dem Karlsthore in München zwei große brillante Vorstellungen.

      (München, 1868).Plakat auf gelbem Papier. Mit großem Holzschnitt (55 x 45 cm). Blattgr.: 86 x 60 cm. Chevalier Agoston (1826 - 1897), als Gustav Böhm im ungarischen Oedenburg (heute Sopron) geboren, feierte in den 1860er Jahren Erfolge mit seinem Zaubertheater. - Ungewöhnliche und recht reizvolle Darstellung des Zauberers, der gerade aus dem weit aufgesperrten Maul einer riesigen Raubkatze springt, hinter ihm lodert ein Hölllenfeuer, in das ihn drei nackte Teufel mit Hilfe ihres Dreizacks zurückstoßen wollen! - Oben mit kleinem Stempel der Königlichen Polizei Direktion (KPD). Sehr schönes Exemplar! Bücher de

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      

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        COLLINS' OMAHA CITY DIRECTORY, EMBRACING A GENERAL RESIDENT AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF THE CITIZENS, HISTORICAL DATA, STATISTICS, AND FACTS. JULY 4th, 1868

      Omaha, 1868. Contemporary printed boards, rebacked with linen at an early date. Boards rubbed. First two leaves remargined and reinforced with tissue. Minor scattered foxing in text. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. The second Omaha city directory, after the exceedingly rare first of two years earlier, containing numerous local advertisements in addition to a listing of residents and businesses. The compiler, Charles Collins, is billed as a compiler of gazetteers and directories for cities in Nebraska and Kansas, and as a publisher of "semi-annual trade circulars for cities in the west." A photograph of Collins is adhered to the center of his advertisement on the pastedown, with a credit to a local photography studio in Omaha. Fewer than ten copies noted in OCLC. HOWES C588.

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        Gouache Napolitaine "Erup Del 7 Mayo 1868".

      - Très belle gouache originale de l'Ecole Napolitaine, XIXe siècle, portant le titre "Erup del 7 Mayo 1868", représentant l'éruption du Vésuve à Naples (Italie). Gouache sur papier, présentée dans une marie-louise grise et encadrée d'une baguette dorée, avec cordons d'accroche. Dimensions avec le cadre: 48 x 63,5 cm. Dimensions de la gouache sans le titre: 31 x 44 cm.

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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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        Portrait of Charles Darwin, signed by Darwin and by Cameron

      Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868 - THE ICONIC PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN, boldly signed by Charles Darwin and by Julia Margaret Cameron. Albumen print on paper (2¼ x 3½ in.), carte-de-visite mount with gold lithograph gold border. Inscribed by Cameron “From life Copyright Julia Margaret Cameron.” Very good condition. Julia Margaret Cameron’s portrait of Darwin is the most famous photograph of a 19th-century scientist. Darwin remarked, “I like this photograph very much better than any other which has been taken of me.” In 1868, Darwin and his family traveled to the Isle of Wight, both for a long holiday and to aid in his recuperation from a recent illness. The Darwins rented a house from Cameron and were immediately charmed by the photographer: “She received the whole family with open-hearted kindness and hospitality, and Darwin always retained a warm feeling of friendship for her. When they left she came to see them off, loading them with presents of photographs. Moved, Darwin said: ‘Mrs. Cameron, there are sixteen people in this house, all in love with you.’ Darwin paid her for her portraits of him, and as the Camerons had by that time lost a great deal of money through the continued failure of the coffee crop, she gladly accepted payment and ran boasting to her husband, ‘Look, Charles, what a lot of money!’” (Gernsheim, Julia Margaret Cameron). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      London: John Murray 1868 - Two volumes. Original green cloth. Light wear. A near fine set. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, one of 1500 copies. “The two issues have considerable textual differences” (Freeman). “Survival of the fittest” appears here for the first time in any of Darwin’s works. Darwin planned to prepare a massive work fleshing out the theories outlined in On the Origin of Species. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, the only section of this ‘big book” to have been published, “corresponds to the first two intended chapters” (Freeman). This work “contained his hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which Darwin tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characteristics, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm and egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell division” (DSB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

      London: John Murray,, 1868. In two volumes. With illustrations. 2 volumes, demy octavo. Original green cloth, blind-panelled covers, spines gilt with imprint at foot in one line, dark green coated endpapers, Edmonds & Remnants label at end of vol. I. 43 woodcuts in the text. 32 pages of publisher's advertisements dated April 1867 to rear of vol. I; 1 page dated February 1868 to vol. II. Bookplates of James McBryde, St Helens. Cloth lightly marked and cockled in places, superficial cracks to inner hinges, light spotting to edges and outer blanks, occasionally elsewhere, overall a very good copy. First edition, first issue. With a slip of paper with the inscription "From the Author" in Darwin's hand pasted to the front free endpaper. Presentation inscriptions in Darwin's hand are notoriously rare; the usual procedure was for the inscription to be in the hand of one of Murray's clerks. The bookplate is that of James McBryde, a Scottish chemist from near Stranraer, who co-founded an alkali firm in St Helens, Lancashire. He owned a number of books by Charles Darwin and associated evolutionary material. His son, also James McBryde, went up to King's College Cambridge in 1893 to read Natural Sciences. He became friends with M. R. James and completed four illustrations for James's Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, but died of complications following an appendix operation before he could complete them. With 5- and 7-line errata in vols. I and II respectively, issued in two volumes demy octavo, the only Murray Darwin to appear in this larger format. "This represents the only section of Darwin's big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters" (Freeman). "Its two volumes were intended to provide overwhelming evidence for the ubiquity of variation, although they would also incidentally answer Lyell and Gray, who maintained that variations had not occurred purely by chance but were providentially directed. Darwin showed that breeders indeed selected from a vast array of minute random variations. He gave numerous instances of the causes of variability, including the direct effect of the conditions of life, reversion, the effects of use and disuse, saltation, prepotency, and correlated growth. The Variation also addressed a key criticism of the Origin of Species: that it lacked an adequate understanding of inheritance" (ODNB). The term "survival of the fittest" (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation (v. 2, p. 89), preceding its first use in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869). The Variation was a full statement of the facts on which the theories of the Origin were based, though leaving aside an account of human evolution for The Descent of Man (1871).

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        Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]

      St. Petersburg: Tiblen,, 1868. Quarto (310 × 224 mm). Recent dark brown half morocco, marbled boards, red morocco label, raised bands, single rules in blind to the spine and corner edges. 20 tinted lithographic plates, 5 of them two-tint, the remainder single-tint; wood-engraved title-page vignette, and cleverly worked, illustrative wood-engraved historiated initials to each of the seventeen chapters, with vignetted illustrations as tail-pieces to all but the last; double-page three-colour regional map. Half-title and errata leaf bound in. Light toning to the text throughout, a scatter of foxing, plates a little browned, occasional marginal staining, three tissue-guards renewed, but overall a very good copy. First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship of Turkestan in 1866, Petr Ivanovich Pashino (1838-1891), was transferred from his posting as junior secretary to the embassy in Teheran, to Tashkent, the administrative centre, as "agent of the Minister of Foreign Affairs". Pashino, is described by Charles Marvin in the monitory chapter dedicated to him in Reconnoitring Central Asia as "Pashino, the Russian Secret Agent", and he does indeed seem to have been some sort of minor operator within the complex machinations of the Great Game. On graduation from St. Petersburg, he was sent to Kazan Imperial University, at the time one of Europe's foremost centres for Oriental Studies, where "he spent several years in philological investigations", and it was his wide-ranging knowledge of Asian languages that led to his being recruited by the Russian government in 1861. He travelled extensively across Asia, often passing himself off as a Muslim, claiming that going incognito had once saved his life in Afghanistan, and it certainly helped to him to obtain a remarkably intimate and detailed portrait of the lives of the peoples of this region, in both the cities and on the steppe, which continues to be drawn upon by historians and ethnographers to this day. The work also offers an excellent visual record, the majority of the plates are of Tashkent, with views of madrassahs and mosques, street scenes, but also the courtyard of the home of Said Azim Muhammed Bai, a wealthy merchant who had been one of Gen. Cherniaev's leading supporters in the Russianization of the city after its conquest, "Seid Azim spoke Russian and moved comfortably within the worlds of both imperial and local business and politics. He had previously gained the favour of tsarist administrators by buying the freedom of Russian slaves in the region. Seid Azim's goals extended beyond gaining lucrative contracts or a leading position within the colonial administration. Letters to tsarist officials attest to his strong commitment to improving local education under Tashkent's new rulers" (Sahadeo, Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865--1923, pp.20-1). Other localities include Khodzent, now Khujand in Tajikistan, and Turkestan and Chimikent, or Shymkent, both now in the South Kazakhstan Region of Kazakhstan. Two of the plates are from photographs by Mikhail K. Priorov, which are probably among the very first photographic records made in Central Asia. The map is also of particular interest, being the first based on the accurate surveys made of the region following the Russian advance. Pashino's career did seem destined for greatness, when Abdur Rahman, grandson of Dost Mohammed Khan sought refuge in Samarkand in 1869, Pashino, being the only pashto speaker in the region, was appointed his interpreter and garnered some considerable influence thereby, his opinions on the situation in Afghanistan being thought authoritative. However, Pashino did not "possess the qualifications of a diplomat", being instead "rash, headstrong, egotistical and loquacious, which defects rendered him ill-adapted for the intrigues which Kaufmann was always conducting in Central Asia" (Marvin, "Pashino, the Russian Secret Agent", Reconnoitring Central Asia, p.255) . He was recalled to Russia in 1873, just before the invasion of Khiva, and after several further postings was sent to Tiflis, but "the Russian Government, which is ready to make use of any instrument, could do nothing with him. Deprived of the support of the Tifiis authorities, he made his way to St. Petersburg, and tried to earn a few roubles by writing feuilleton articles for the newspapers. Before long he quarrelled with this support, and, throwing it up, was reduced to the condition of the direst necessity. A few months ago, in crossing a street, he was knocked down and run over by a carriage, and is now a cripple in the paupers' ward of one of the St. Petersburg hospitals" (Marvin, p.262). Keenly observed, insider's survey of the early days of Russian Turkestan.

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        uvres. publiées par le soin de ses élèves

      1868 - 8 tomes en 9 volumes in-8, un Paris, G. Masson, 1868-1873, , 8 tomes en 9 volumes in-8, un portrait-frontispice, demi-chagrin vert, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronnés, couvertures conservées, Nombreuses figures en noir dans le texte. Important ensemble, complet, de l'un des professeurs les plus estimés du milieu du XIXe siècle, compilé initialement à sa mort par ses élèves : le premier volume a paru à l'origine en 1866. Émile Verdet (1824-1866) enseigna à l'École Normale, à l'École Polytechnique et à la Sorbonne, où il énonça la théorie mécanique de la chaleur qui présentait, pour la première fois dans la sphère scientifique française, les nouvelles théories physique sur la thermodynamique de Joule, Clausius, Helmholtz et William Thompson. I. Notes et mémoires. Précédés d'une notice par M. A. De Larive. 1872. Portrait-fontispice, XXVIII-390 pages. II et III. Cours de physique professé à l'École polytechnique. 1868-1869. 2 tomes, [4]-II-[4]-459 + [4]-512 pages. IV (1 et 2). Conférences de physique faites à l'École Normale. Publiées par M. D. Gernez. 1873. 2 parties en 2 tomes, [4]-X-478-X-1050 pages en numérotation continue. V et VI. Leçons d'optique physique. Publié par M. A. Levistal. 1869-1870. 2 tomes, [4]-VI-584 + [4]-648 pages. VII et VIII. Théorie mécanique de la chaleur. Publiée par MM. Prudhon et Violle. 1868-1872. 2 tomes, [4]-II-[2] pages et pagination commençant à XII-CXLVIII puis 335 pages + [4]-424 pages. Ex-libris manuscrit Vincent au titre d'un tome (IV-2). Bon ensemble, agréablement relié. Dos légèrement insolés. Un cahier déréglé (volume III). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Assyrian Dictionary: Intended to Further the Study of the Cuneiform Inscription of Assyria and Babylonia [Complete 3 Volume Set]

      London: Williams Norgate, 1868-72. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes in the publisher's original cloth-bound hardback bindings; re-backed with new spines and endleaves. Contents sound, clean and tight; no pen-marks and no loose pages. Size: 290mm x 210mm. Collation: paged continuously. Very scarce.

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        Vlaggenkaart, 1868.

      EERSTE AMERIKAANSE OVERZICHT VAN "S WERELDS ZEEVARENDE NATIES."Johnson's new chart of national emblems"'. Staalgravure uitgegeven te New York door Alvin Jewett Johnson in 1868 als onderdeel van de Family Atlas. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 46,2 x 67,5 cm.Hoewel gebruikelijk in Europa, in het bijzonder bij Engelse uitgevers, was Johnson was de eerste Amerikaanse kaartenmaker die een overzicht met nationale vlaggen en emblemen in een atlas opnam. Buitengewoon praktisch in havensteden als New York en Boston, waar marine- en koopvaardijschepen uit de hele wereld aanlegden. Hoewel de burgeroorlog in 1868 eigenlijk al voorbij is, bevat de gravure naast een vlag met 35 sterren van de Verenigde Staten ook nog een vlag van de "Confederate States of America (so called)"', de Zuidelijke Staten dus, die de oorlog hadden verloren. In latere edities van de atlas verdwijnt deze vlag.De prent bevat verder een aantal 19de-eeuwse nieuwigheden waaronder de American Jack (de blauwe vlag met alleen sterren), de Belgische vlag, de vlag van San Salvador, de vlag van Siam, de vlag van het eiland Man en verschillende Pruisische vlaggen. De vlag van de Engelse East India Company staat er nog wel op, de vlag van Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie inmiddels niet meer.Prijs: € 650,-.

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