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        Injuries and Diseases of the Knee-Joint and Their Treatment by Amputation and Excision Contrasted. The Jacksonian Prize Essay of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 1865

      London John Churchill and Sons 1869. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Scattered foxing. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 252pp.

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        City of Houston, Harris County, Texas

      Texas: W.E. Wood, 1869. A RECORD OF HOUSTON'S PROUD EMERGENCE FROM WAR AND PESTILENCE-THE RARE AND FAMOUS 1869 SURVEY BY CITY ENGINEER W.E. WOOD Published from the surveys by W.E. Wood, C.E., Jan. 1st, 1869 67" x 58.5" A rare, spectacular glimpse into the history of Houston Truly one of the most outstanding city maps ever produced, this grand-scale depiction of 1869 Houston is a magnificent tribute to the city's remarkable comeback after a series of devastating blows. It spans a three-square-mile layout centered at Main and Congress. Uniquely, this same area is today enjoying a similar revitalization as one of the most dynamic urban areas in the States. Very few copies of this map are known to exist today. The spectacular size alone is captivating. City blocks are large enough to include property owners' names, a fascinating glimpse into early Houston history and the families who shaped the present. Insets include a plan for New Houston, a proposed site at a wide spot in the bayou where transfer of freight from ship to rail was planned. New Houston was abandoned when bayou dredging opened up navigation. Throughout much of the War Between the States, Houston was financially crippled by the Union Blockade. The bayou, bustling with steam ships before the blockade, no longer saw activity. When it re-opened it had been so badly neglected that navigation was difficult around multiple shoals and bars. The small city was further crippled by the yellow fever epidemic of 1867. The year 1869 marked a remarkable turnaround for the city. Still under military rule and financially crippled, enough private funds were raised to begin re-dredging what would become the Houston ship channel. Railway construction strengthened the city's commercial trade and an air of enthusiasm drowned out the bitterness resulting from corrupt military control. Around the borders are 15 vignettes of Houston landmarks, originally photographed by prominent photographer J.T. Blessing with studios in New Orleans and Galveston. Included are Christ Church, a downtown landmark and the Morris Bldg, the first four-story building constructed. The vignettes of Ms. Browns' Young Ladies Seminary (Mckinney & Crawford) and the Westheimer City Stables remind us of a time not so long ago but oh so very different. Horse and mule-drawn trolleys and gas street lamps, added to the city in 1868, are visible in the vignettes. This remarkable map is a tribute to the determination and dedication of early Houston leaders, who forged ahead on a pathway towards today's vibrant city. This remarkable map is a striking testimony to the spirit of Houston and the energy that drives its continuing development.. Book.

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        Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's Der Nilquellen-und Kusten-Gebiete Des Rothen Meeres Und Des Nordlichen Somal-Landes

      Cassel: Verlag Von Theodor Fischer, 1869. cviii + 1512 + cccxxv (index) pages; five parts bound in 4, the fifth part being "Nachtrage und Berichtegungen zur Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's von M. Th. von Heuglin Mit Betragen von Dr. O. Finsch" (Cassel, also Fisher, 1871); the set produced over time, 1869 - 1875; With folding colored map & 51 plates, 50 in color: 40 bird plates & 10 plates of eggs and 1 uncolored plate, collated complete; German text; Being the results of the extensive discoveries in this region of Martin Theodor von Heuglin (1824 -1876) German explorer and ornithologist, who spent most of his life intrepidly traveling and making scientific discoveries in the field of African natural history and other areas; while he held the position of Austrian consul at Khartoum, "...he travelled in Abyssinia and Kordofan, making a valuable collection of natural history specimens...It is principally by his zoological, and more especially his ornithological, labours that Heuglin has taken rank as an independent authority..."; (Britannica, 11th Ed.); approx. 7" x 10" size; endpapers with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; bound in contemporary marbled paper covered boards, black leather corners and spines; spines with simple gilt rules, gilt titles; spine leather splitting at edges, more so on one volume, holding on by the cords; the bindings still very secure and firmly sewn; one bird plate surface adhered to back of sheet; pencil numbers on plate corners; text printed with varying paper stocks, with uneven quality, some sections more toned and browned than others; the plates generally clean, well-colored and in good condition.. First Edition. Leather. Good.

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        Costumi Militari Pontifici.

      Roma. Presso Carlo Raini. 1869. 12 x 9 cm, Leporello mit 1 handkoloriertem lithographischen Deckblatt + 32 handkolorierten Lithographien ( teils mit Gold). mit jeweils 2 Abb. von Uniformen mit Beschreibung. Hübschen Pbd., Rücken mit bedrucktem ( evtl. Pergament ) u. Jahreszahl, rosa Pappdeckel. Innen Namenseintrag u. Jahreszahl auf Deckblatt. Im einfachen rosafarbenen Pappschuber, dieser etwas fleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand. 14

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        Rare! Signed ?G A Custer? ? Incorporating ?Genl G A Custer? addressing an envelope, General George Armstrong Custer writes to his wife at Fort Leavenworth

      Envelope addressed by Custer to his wife incorporating his complete official signature ?Mrs Genl G.A. Custer / Fort Leavenworth / Kansas? and the date ?Feb 13th 1869,? 9.25? x 4.5?. Three 3¢ George Washington postage stamps partially postmarked HAYS KA. Fine condition.Custer rarely wrote letters to his wife incorporating his full official ?G A Custer? signature in the address.?Custer first came to Kansas in 1866 as Lieutenant Colonel of the newly formed. He spent late spring of 1867 at Fort Hays, where the Seventh camped until they had accumulated adequate supplies and ammunition for a summer campaign ... The 7th Cavalry was charged with rounding up American Indians opposed to the U.S. government\'s plan to relocate them onto reservations. Custer stayed at Fort Hays periodically until the 7th was reassigned out of the state in 1871.? --- Kansas Historical SocietyThe Custers were stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, during the winters. Mrs. Custer was the only offi

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, 1869-1875.. Zus. 10 S., 8°.. "[...] In 1832 Rohault de Fleury was named architect of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, replacing Jacques Molinos. Between 1832 and 1838 he designed the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, the greenhouses and the monkey house. His use of glass in what are now the Mexican and Australian hot-houses was highly innovative for the period. In 1833 he was named architect of the several hospitals and hospices in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon in 1837. In 1840 he made plans for an Italian opera house. Rohault de Fleury was part of the team led by Alfred Armand (1805-88) that designed the Grand Hotel du Louvre [...]. He built the Chambre des Notaires in 1857. He worked with Hittorff in 1857 and 1858 on plans for the buildings around the place de l'Etoile. He designed several other buildings including the Hippodrome, the old Opera, the Stolikoff hotel on the rue Saint-Armand and the Casimir Perier hotel on the avenue Montaigne. Charles Rohault de Fleury was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1843, and became an officer on 1 January 1861 [...]. After 1865 Charles Rohault de Fleury devoted himself to archaeological and religious studies with his son Georges, who arranged for publication of his works [...]. His work on the jardin des plantes at the museum was published in folio in 1876 under the title Museum d'histoire naturelle. Some of his other works were published posthumously by his son George" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        DICCIONARIO DEL DERECHO CIVIL ARAGONES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1869. CIV+1h+679Pag+2h. Holandesa. Raro tratado del Derecho Civil de Aragon. Exterior poco fatigado. Dificil en comercio. Ref. 4.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Culture and Anarchy, An Essay in Political and Social Criticism, Signed First Edition

      Smith, Elder and Company 1869 - True first with the date 1869 on the title page. Rust colored cloth with gilt lettering. Beveled edges. The corners are lightly bumped. There is some wear to the ends of the spine without fraying or loss of cloth. The front inner hinge shows wear but the book is very tight to the text block. Overall a very good, tight, bright copy. The text is flawless. Glued to the front fly leaf is a caricature from the Vanity Fair of Arnold dated 1871. Opposite the title page is a glued in plate or paper signed: Matthew Arnold, August 7, 1886. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Auvergne in Frankreich in vier und dreißig Originalzeichnungen.

      London und Paris, um 1869-70.. Mit kalligraphischem Titelblatt und 33 (von 34) auf Karton montierten, überwiegend aquarellierten Originalbleistiftzeichnungen. Lose in grüner Maroquinkassette über Holzdeckeln mit goldgeprägten Rückenfileten, breitem goldgeprägten Rahmen auf den Deckeln, der vordere Deckel mittig mit goldgeprägter Widmung "Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserin Augusta in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet", Steh- und breiter ornamentaler Innenkantenvergoldung, Innenseiten mit Seidenbezug, Metallschloss.. Imposantes Geschenk für Augusta Marie Luise Katharina von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1811-1890), als Ehefrau Kaiser Wilhelms I. deutsche Kaiserin und Königin von Preußen. Beiliegend: 4 Quart-Seiten mit eigenhändigem handschriftlichen Verzeichnis der enthaltenen Sujets. Dort ist auch alt angemerkt, dass die Nummer 34 fehlt, da die Originalzeichnung als Vorlage für einen Holzstich (Buch- oder Zeitungsillustration ?) verwendet wurde. - Die Blätter in verschiedenen Formaten, 2 Kartons mit 2 Bildern, 1 mit 3 Bildern, also insgesamt 37 Bilder. - Die Zeichnungen im Bild signiert und datiert 1869 (bis auf eine 1870), wohl der Zeitpunkt der Reise. Sie zeigen Landschaftsstudien, Ansichten von Städten, Dörfern und einzelnen Gebäuden sowie Genreszenen von Jahrmärkten, Straßen und Plätzen. - Kasette: Schlüssel fehlt, Kanten berieben, Ecken wenig bestoßen, ein Blatt mit kleiner Bereibung, wenige mit Anmerkungen auf den Unterlagekartons bzw. Kleberesten im Rand. Impressive gift to Empress Augusta with title in calligraphy and 33 mounted, partly colored pencil-drawings of the scenery, towns and places in the Auvergne. Loose in green morocco-box, richly gilt.

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        He Knew He Was Right

      Strahan, London 1869 - Two volumes, octavo, with 32 plates; a nice copy in contemporary half maroon calf. First edition, primary issue (both half-titles present) of the story of Louis Trevelyan whose steadfast faith in his conviction that his wife has been unfaithful - 'He knew he was right' - drives him to child abduction and then turns him into a paranoid madman: 'nothing could be more convincing than the gradual intensification of Trevelyan's obsession from a rectitudinous egoism to the isolation of madness?' (Allen, The English Novel). The deft transformation of Trevelyan is brought into relief by the staunch figure of his wife Emily, and her attempts to resist his ever wilder charges and actions. The accompanying pictures are by the accomplished genre painter Marcus Stone, who supported his successful painting career with book illustration, largely at the suggestion of Dickens. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Highlands of Brazil;

      London: Tinsley Brothers,, 1869. with a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines. Also canoeing down 1500 Miles of the Great River São Francisco from Sabará to the Sea. 2 volumes octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, lozenges enclosing elaborate fleurons in blind to the boards, mid-brown surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece and title-page vignette to each, folding map at rear of volume II. A little rubbed, some restoration of the hinges, some foxing front and back, light toning, but overall a very good copy. First edition, second issue. In 1864 Burton was transferred from Fernando Po to the consulate at Santos, Brazil; "Considering Santos unhealthy, Burton established a pleasant retreat at São Paulo, 45 miles distant. At Rio de Janeiro he and Isabel enjoyed the favour of emperor Dom Pedro II, a student of Arabic and other Eastern languages. A leave in Minas Gerais resulted in The Highlands of the Brazil" (ODNB). Casada draws attention to Isabel Burton's introduction where she remarks on the author's "religious and moral sentiments, which belie a good and chivalrous life", explaining that she is "compelled to differ with him on many other subjects … with mutual agreement to differ".

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        JOURNAL OF THE REV. S.D. HINMAN, MISSIONARY TO THE SANTEE SIOUX INDIANS. AND TAOPI, BY BISHOP WHIPPLE

      McCalla & Stavely, Printers 1869., 1869. First edition. 8vo.19.5 cm. x 12 cm. in pink printed wrappers with illustration of College and Chapel of Our Most Merciful Saviour, Santee Indian Mission, L'Eau, qui Court Co., Nebraska, on rear wrapper. xviii, 87 pp. Samuel Dutton Hinman, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1839, was inspired by the reports of missionaries working among Native Americans on the frontier and so, became one of the first students at Seabury Theological School in Minnesota. In 1860 Minnesota’s Episcopal Bishop, Henry B. Whipple, after visiting a Dakota reservation, appointed Hinman to the Lower Agency. There he established the Mission of St. John in Redwood County, Minnesota. Hinman was made a Priest of the Church in 1861 and his congregation began to grow. Hinman learned the Dakota language and began to translate his services into the Dakota language. By mid-1862 he’d converted numerous Dakota men, including the chiefs Taopi and Good Thunder. Frustrated by the government’s failing to adhere to the commitments made in the 1851 treaty, the Dakotas attacked white farmsteads. The missionaries fled to Fort Ridgely, Minnesota. After the uprising, Hinman continued to work among the Indians and by March 1863 his congregation had grown to 300. In May 1318 Dakota were sent via steamboat to a new camp at Crow Creek, a desolate piece of land where the Dakota battled drought, sickness and inferior-quality government rations. The result was the death over almost 300 Indians. Hinman continued to minister and convert the Indians and in 1866 it was decided to move the Dakota to a more favorable location. The Dakota, now known as the Santee Sioux, were moved to a reservation set up in northeast Nebraska at the juncture of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers. Hinman was asked to gather the “friendly Sioux” who had remained in Minnesota and bring them to Niobrara. The plight of one of these “friendly Sioux,” Taopi, who died the following February in extreme poverty moved William Welsh to prepare this pamphlet. It includes an extract from Hinman’s diary for the month of January 1869 and a copy of the address made by Bishop Whipple at Taopia’s funeral. The eulogy on the Christian chief is largely concerned with the notion that peace on the frontier is dependent upon the Indians' conversion. Also includes copies of letters from Hinman, former Minnesota Superentendent of Indian Affairs W.J. Cullen, Minnesota’s ex-Senator Henry M. Rice, and former Dakota agent Joseph R. Brown, as well as the report of the Peace Commission of 1868. Field 702 says, "The day-by-day journal of one of the more noted of the missionaries among the Santee-Sioux; detailing his life, experiences and adventures with the tribe; the Sioux outbreak and massacre on '62; the butchering of 1000 whites, etc., etc." Wrappers lightly soiled and with chips to top corners and with light wear to the extremities, else a very good copy and very interesting.

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        Die Schweiz in Original - Ansichten ihrer interessantesten Gegenden,, historisch merkwürdigsten Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von den ausgezeichnetsten Künstlern unserer Zeit. Mit historisch topographischem Text von H. Runge.

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1869 - 1 gestochener Titel, 288 (von 320) Seiten Text des 1. Bandes. Enthalten sind unter anderem folgende Ansichten: Aarau GA, Kloster Schönenwerth bei Aarau, Aarburg, Arbon, Baden und die Ruine Stein, Basel TA, Basel mit der Rheinbrücke, Spahlentor in Basel, St. Jacob-Denmal bei Basel, Bern mit der Eisenbahnbrücke, Bern mit der Nydeckbrücke, Bern mit dem Bundespalast, Brienz, Bürgeln, Burgdorf, Engelhörner, Wellhorn und Wetterhorn, Flüelen GA, Frauenfeld, Genf GA, Genf - Rousseau Denkmal, St. Gallen, Sitterbrücke bei St. Gallen, Parthie am Bergsturz von Goldau (Schwyz), Golzwyl am Brienzer See, Grindelalp, Schloss Habsburg, Ingenbohl mit dem Bauen und Uri-Rothstock (Schwyz), Interlaken GA, Villa Ober in Interlaken, Interlaken mit Blick auf den Thuner See, Lauterbrunnen mit dem Staubach, Luzern mit dem Rigi, Luzern mit dem Pilatus, Meiringen, Partie am Reichenbach bei Meiringen, Rosenlaui-Gletscher bei Meiringen (Bern), Oberhofen, Oltschibachfall im Haslithal, Rorschach, Die Mythen und Bad Seewen, Solothurn, Thun GA, Thun Vom Kirchhof aus gesehen (Bern), Thun Schloß und Kirche, Schloß Schadau bei Thun, Wengern-Scheideck, Wesen und Wallenstadter See, Wintherthur GA, Zürich GA von der Weid aus gesehen, Zürich von der Enge aus gesehen, Zug mit dem Rigi, Zürich von der Rathausbrücke auf die Münsterbrücke mit Zunfthäusern und Großmünster. Stiche von Fesca, Kolb, Kurz, Poppel u.a. nach L. Rohbock. * * * * Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock etwas angebrochen, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Blätter (unter Seidenhemdchen) nur ganz gelegentlich minimal fleckig, doch kräftiger, sauberer Druck. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1900 25 x 18 cm, roter Halblederband mit Blind- und Goldprägung auf Rücken und Deckel, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Sammelband mit 53 Stahlstichtafeln auf aufgewalztem Chinapapier unter rosa Seidenhemdchen aus den drei Bänden.

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        Autograph poetical draft of The Seasons,Ó 1869, signed Ã’William Morris.Ó

      1869. Small folio (12.75 x 7 inches), 1 p., written in ink on blue paper. In fine condition. This manuscript was written to accompany the four paintings by Burne-Jones entitled Ã’The SeasonsÓ (1869) as illustrated in Christopher WoodÕs Burne-Jones, 1998, pp. 70-71; that was the title under which it was published in 1871 in The Academy. Morris manuscripts from any period are rare, only four having sold at auction in the last 25 years. There was no manuscript by Morris from this period in the Berger collection. Morris rewrote this poem in 1891 and added two verses before publishing it again in Poems by the Way, 1891, as Ã’Verses for Pictures.Ó

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        The Subjection of Women.

      London, Lonmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. 8vo. Uncut in the original embossed dark yellow full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Brown coated endpapers. Soiling to extremities and corners bumped. Previous owner's name to verso of front free end-paper. A few occasional brown spots to first and last five leaves. Otherwise a fine copy. (4), 188 pp.. First edition of Mill's highly controversial work and "the last of [Mill's] great political tracts" (ODNB). Mill's tract constitute one of the most important and famous works on feminism and women's rights ever to be published and certainly the most important (and controversial) published in the 19th century. He saw women's status in society as not only harmful for women themselves, but also for society in general. Having half the human race unable to contribute to society outside of the home was a hindrance to human development in general."The object of this Essay is to explain as clearly as I am able, the grounds of an opinion which I have held from the very earliest period when I had formed any opinions at all on social or political matter, and which, instead of being weakened or modified, has been constantly growing stronger by the progress of reflection and the experience of life: That the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes-the legal subordination of one sex to the other-is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; and that it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other" (p. 1).The present work ultimately takes a prominent place in Mill's general philosophy of freedom, since "Subjection of Women" can be seen in large part as a long argument on the abuse of power: "Mill's father defended democracy, but also argued that votes for women were unnecessary, since the male could adequately represent the interests of the family and those who were parts of it. But the younger Mill points out that the interests of the male could diverge from those of the female in the family. Here he recognizes as elsewhere he does not, that the actions of individuals in an aggregate often do not result in maximizing the general welfare of the parts. Male self-interest is in the subjection of women. The self-interest of women is in their own liberation. Since male self-interest clearly does conflict with the self-interest of the female, the votes of women are needed to curb the pursuit of male self-interest. (SEP)John Stuart Mill credited his wife, Harriet Taylor Mill, with co-writing the essay. This was disputed in 2009 (Tong, Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction). It has also been noted that some of the arguments are similar to Harriet Taylor Mill's essay The Enfranchisement of Women which was published in 1851.(PMM 345 & 398)

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        Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career

      Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, circa, 1869. Small octavo, fine in recent cloth with the publisher's green illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in. An Irish nationalist in Van Diemens Land. Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement of 1848. Renowned for his personal charisma and powerful oratory, Meagher was born into a prosperous family and enjoyed a successful political career. In 1848 he was charged with leading the Young Ireland movement and inciting rebellion, a capital conviction transmuted to transportation for life. He arrived in Hobart in October 1849, where he quickly married and obtained a ticket-of-leave, only to escape the colony within a matter of years (arriving in New York in May of 1852). His time in Australia and subsequent escape is detailed in a chapter of this book. As a citizen of the United States, Meagher is best remembered as a Union officer in command of an Irish brigade, and as sometime Governor of Montana. He drowned in the Missouri River in 1867, and was quickly immortalised as a paradigm Irish patriot in biographies such as this one.

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        U.S. Grant presidential free frank to his close friend J. Russell Jones in Brussels whom he had appointed Minister in Belgium in 1869 ? a bribery scandal involving a gift of land from Jones to Grant at the time of the appointment erupted during the 1872 campaign

      Rare envelope franked ?U.S. Grant? as President in the upper right between the printed ?Executive Mansion? and ?Secretary? which Grant has crossed out, 6? x 3.5?. Addressed by Grant to ?Hon. J.R. Jones / U.S. Minister &c. / Brussels / Belg.? Neatly cut open at top and partial left edges; missing back flap. Minor flaws. Fine condition.President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Joseph Russell Jones as U.S. Minister Resident in Belgium on June 1, 1869. Jones presented his credentials in Brussels on July 21, 1869. He served until July 22, 1875, when he left Belgium at his request.During Grant?s 1872 reelection campaign, it was reported in an editorial in the August 19th edition of the ?New York Tribune,? founded and edited by Horace Greeley, in part, ?We have not yet published or referred to the serious statement ... in regard to an alleged transfer of a valuable piece of property in the outskirts of Chicago from J. Russell Jones to President Grant, without any further conside

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        Brockhaus - Bilder-Atlas. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaft und Künste. Ein Ergänzungswerk zu jedem Conversations=Lexikon. Fünfhundert Tafeln in Stahlstich, Holzschnitt und Lithographie in acht Bänden.

      Leipzig : F.A. Brockhaus, ohne Jahr (1869-1875)... Zweite vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. 10 Bände in 7 Büchern gebunden. Textbände (Erläuterungen zu den Tafeln.) zusammen über 1630 S.; die Tafelbände mit insgesamt 498 ( von 500 Tafeln). Es fehlt die Landkarte der Schweiz (diese trägt die Nummer 21/20, die Landkarten werden als 2 Tafeln gezählt) Tafelbände (1-7: Halblederbände der Zeit ca. 27,3 x 36,9 cm; Tafelband 8 (Geographie) Halblederband der Zeit, ca. 27,7 x 36,3 cm; Textbände : geprägte Leineneinbände, ca. 27,5 x 19 cm.. Es fehlt die Landkarte der Schweiz (diese trägt die Nummer 21/20, die Landkarten werden als 2 Tafeln gezählt). Ansonsten vollständiges Exemplar mit den beiden Textbänden. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, stellenweise beschabt. Innengelenke der Textbände gebrochen, Außengelenke angeplatzt. Papier der Textbände qualitätsbedingt leicht gebräunt Tafeln stellenweise gebräunt (meist Rückseite), stellenweise stockfleckig. 2 Tafeln der Botanik mit kleinen Randbeschädigungen und gelockert, die Landkarten teilweise stärker gelockert. Die Tafeln zum Bergwesens sind hinter dem Bauwesen eingebunden. Etwa 10 Blatt mit kleineren Randbeschädigungen. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand.

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        Canadian Wild Flowers.

      John Lovell, Montreal 1869 - 86pp. Green cloth stamped in gold on the cover, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. With ten hand coloured tissued lithographs. Wear to corners and spine ends, mild scattered foxing throughout. A very good copy. ; Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auxiliar Juridico Servindo de Appendice a Decima Quarta Edicao

      1869. Valuable Guide to an Important Portuguese/Brazilian Code Mendes de Almeida, Candido, Editor. Auxiliar Juridico Servindo de Appendice a Decima Quarta Edicao do Codigo Philippino, Ou Ordenacoes do Reino de Portugal, Recopiladas por Mandado de El-Rey D. Philippe I, A Primeira Publicada no Brazil. Obra Util aos que se Dedicao ao Estudo do Direito e da Jurisprudencia Patria. Rio de Janeiro, 1869. ix, [2] 835 pp. Half-title lacking. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (10-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced with cloth. Some soiling, light shelfwear, fading to sections of boards, a few small chips to edges of lettering pieces. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places. Title page mounted, repairs to margins of a few leaves, dampstaining, edgewear and soiling in a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf label to spine, small inkstamps and annotations to title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. The Ordenacoes Philippinas, or Codigo Philippino, was promulgated by King Philip II in 1603. Originally the civil law of Portugal and Brazil, parts of it remained in force in Brazil until 1917. Mendes de Almeida, an eminent jurist, edited the definitive edition of the Codigo (1870). The Auxiliar Juridico is a companion volume offering valuable philological, historical, and textual notes. It is a valuable guide. A facsimile reprint was published in Portugal in 1985. Both the original title and the reprint are very scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the original worldwide, 2 in North America (at Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt University). Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 230-231.

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        COOLING CUPS AND DAINTY DRINKS. A Collection of Recipes for "Cups" and other Compounded Drinks, and of General Information on Beverages of All Kinds.

      London and New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1869.FIRST EDITION 1869, 8vo, some decorative head - and tailpieces, pages: xv, 223, (1), plus 16 page publisher's catalogue, bound in the original publisher's fine grained blind stamped green cloth, gilt cup and title reversed out of gilt panels on upper cover, similar gilt panel on spine, mid brown endpapers. A few minor marks and minor stains to cloth, gilt on spine slightly dull, faint 19th century signature on front endpaper, light foxing to reverse of endpapers and to title page, a very occasional pale fox spot within, otherwise contents clean, binding tight. A very good copy of the first edition. "Wine is discussed in the first half of this book which provides...recipes for the making of beverages of all kinds and combinations". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 274, G38730. Chapters on French wines and other European wines, briefly touching on those of Australia, America and the Cape, cocktails, strong alcohols, beers, aerated waters, tea and coffee. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 458. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Costumes de Suisse

      Lucerne and Dornach (Alsace), respectively: Fortune Aubert; Agence de la Maison Ad. Braun. Scarce collection of photographic costume plates, with no copies located on OCLC. N.d., circa 1869. With 36 mounted photographs of Swiss women in provincial dress and either engaged in prototypical activities are surrounded by the paraphernalia of such activities. In a neat cursive in the lower margin is written the city that the photo was taken, and so each woman shown is in a sense representative, in her dress and activity, of the named place.Adolphe Braun (1812 - 1877) was a French photographer known for floral studies, Parisian street scenes and Alpine landscapes. In 1855 he was awarded a medal at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris that year. Later he created a business that focused on photographic reproductions of important paintings and sculpture, and his company became a leader in that field. While the set of photos contained in this album have faded somewhat, one can not but be impressed with the sharpness of elements in the image. There is a painterliness to the compositions: the women and their dress might be the primary subject, but many of the images also feature floral decoration and Alpine backgrounds.

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        He Knew He Was Right

      London: Strahan, 1869. Two volumes, octavo, with 32 plates; a nice copy in contemporary half maroon calf. First edition, primary issue (both half-titles present) of the story of Louis Trevelyan whose steadfast faith in his conviction that his wife has been unfaithful - 'He knew he was right' - drives him to child abduction and then turns him into a paranoid madman: 'nothing could be more convincing than the gradual intensification of Trevelyan's obsession from a rectitudinous egoism to the isolation of madness…' (Allen, The English Novel). The deft transformation of Trevelyan is brought into relief by the staunch figure of his wife Emily, and her attempts to resist his ever wilder charges and actions. The accompanying pictures are by the accomplished genre painter Marcus Stone, who supported his successful painting career with book illustration, largely at the suggestion of Dickens.

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        Bird's Eye View of Loda, Iroquois Co. Illinois 1869

      Chicago: Chicago Lith. Co., 1869. 22" X 17". Good plus. Mildly age toned, more so about the edges. Bright, nice original print of this rare color lithograph of this small central Illinois town, drawn by A. Ruger (Chicago artist whose printed name appears at lower left). What's fascinating about this particular specimen is that's it's extra-illustrated: That is, some early owner or more likely the artist or publisher has neatly pencilled in two columns of building identifications and addresses in a miniscule hand in the blank areas at lower left (13 structures) and lower right (13 structures), with corresponding numbers pencilled alongside those buildings in the image. Six structures are identified in print in two small columns at immediate right and left of the title, thus these additions begin with number "7" and go up through number "30." He has also neatly pencilled in other geographic features unidentified in the image ("Leckie's Lake," "Large Dam," "Picnic Grounds," "Oak St.," "99 miles Chi," "Cooper Shop," even a boat in the lake noted as "Petrell," etc.) Along the top blank margin he pencils in "EAST" in a large Times Roman script, in the left margin "NORTH" and in the right margin "South." Immediately below the printed title, he also adds "The Loda Distillery Employs 100 men, consumes 1,000 bushels of grain / and pays over $2,000 Tax to Government per day." It's our belief these were additions meant for a projected second printing -- which never came to pass. These handwritten additions thus constitute a one-of-a-kind record of these structures, an exhaustive inventory of this town's 1869 structures. In addition to this unique feature, this print has an interesting provenance: It comes from the collection of Illinois' former two-term senator, ADLAI E. STEVENSON III (b. 1930), to whom it was handed down within the family. The likelihood is strong this print originated with his great-grandfather, ADLAI E. STEVENSON I (1835-1914), who served as vice president under Grover Cleveland. In 1852, when Adlai I was 16 years old, the Stevenson family moved from Kentucky to Bloomington, Illinois -- 42 miles west of Loda -- and the Stevenson family has been intimately connected with Bloomington ever since. It's perfectly reasonable they would have wanted this bird's eye view of their neighboring town -- which Adlai I then handed down to his son, who handed it down to his son Adlai II (governor of Illinois), and from there to the current Adlai. An extremely unusual copy of an exceptionally scarce print. Framed in a vintage (not contemporary with the print, but circa 1970) 1" wooden frame under a single new cream matte (overall dimensions 29½" X 23½"), making for a clean, simple presentation. John W. Reps (in "Views & Viewmakers of Urban America") shows only the Library of Congress copy. HEBERT 166. REPS 900.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Jugenheim, 15. IX. 1869.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Am Punkte bei einem sehr stürmischen Wetter nach London zurückzureisen, finde ich kaum soviel Zeit um Ihnen mit zwei Worten zu sagen, daß ich zu meinem großen Verdruß nicht ein ruhiges halbes Stündchen fand um Ihren Operntext aufmerksam durchzulesen. Wir hatten in den letzten 14 Tagen fortwährend Besuch und die paar ruhigen Stunden die mir vergönnt waren mußte ich benutzen um meine Arbeiten für den Londoner Verleger zu vollenden. Dieser drängt mich um MS. da jetzt die stille Zeit ist und die Stecher mehr Aufmerksamkeit auf ihre Arbeit verwenden können. Ich bin ein aufrichtiger Deutscher Michel und Sie werden mir dies gewiß nicht übel nehmen, da Sie ja auch Einer vom alten Schlage sind [...]". - Pauer lebte in London und wurde 1866 zum kaiserlich österreichischen Hofpianisten ernannt. Seit 1870 hielt er auch in Wien vielbeachtete Vorträge über die Geschichte der Klaviermusik.

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        After the War, Lee relies on past Confederate connections ? ?Major Howard & Col: Clarke were Engineers of the Army of N.V.[Northern Virginia] & you may have seen them on the lines around Richmond & Petersburg. The former was a great deal with Genl. A.P. Hill? and a Texas future ? ?the life in Texas might be a rough one, but profitable, if you liked Engineering ??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Truly your Uncle R E Lee,? two pages, 7.5? x 9.5?, front & verso. Lexington, Virginia, October 2, 1869. To his nephew John Mason Lee. On laid paper toned at edges. Fine condition.In full, ?I recd this mrng your letter of the 27 ult: from Ravensworth enclosing telegram from Major Conway Howard. Last Summer I met Col: Clarke Esq. to whom I spoke about my desire to obtain a position for you. He said he had just recd a letter from Major Howard requesting him to send him an asst. of gentlemanly Character &c & he thought that you would answer his purpose as I knew that it had been some time since your attention had been given to Engineering & in view of the distance expense &c. I requested him to write to Major Howard, state the Case & get his answer. I presume Major Howards telegram to you is the result. Major Howard & Col: Clarke were Engineers of the Army of N.V.[Northern Virginia] & you may have seen them on the lines around Richmond & Petersburg. The former was a great deal

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        Motiv aus Tivoli.

      . Bleistift, auf Bütten. 21,2:29,4 cm.. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Bildhauer in Berlin ging Begas d.J. 1869 nach Rom, wo er in Marmor arbeiten lernte. Die vorliegende Architekturlandschaft ist vor der Natur bei Wanderungen in die Umgebung Roms entstanden.

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        [Op. 333]. Wein, Weib und Gesang! Walzer fûr das Pianoforte

      Wien: C. A. Spina [PN] C.S. 21731. [1869]. Oblong folio. Unbound as issued. 1f. (title), pp. 3-11, [i] engraved music. With decorative lithographic title printed in brown depicting a couple in a garden with a mandolin. Title separated at spine and very slightly browned, creased and chipped at edges. With previous owner's small handstamp ("Treitschke") to upper outer corner. . First Edition. Fuld p. 653. Schneider 298, p. 110, no. 789. SEV p. 525. Weinmann p. 97. One of Strauss's best-known and loved works, this waltz was composed for the Men's Singing Association of Vienna.

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        Sula Australis [Australian Gannet]

      by the Author, [London 1869 - A fine image from John Gould's major ornithological achievement 'The Birds of Australia'. John Gould, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth, left Britain for Australia in May 1838 for what was to be a two year exploration of the birds and animals of the region. The natural history of the continent had not been studied in any detail before Gould's arrival and the abundant and highly varied bird life was to prove an inspiration to him, and between 1840 and 1869 he published what is his undoubted masterpiece: "The Birds of Australia". Gould wrote of his time in Australia 'The interval spent from my native shores were some of the happiest days of my life. The results of my journey cannot, I think, but be attended with great advantage to science. Independently of a great new number of Birds I succeeded in procuring the nests and eggs of at least two thirds of the species inhabiting that interesting region'. Contemporary praise for the work was fulsome: 'Great as is the excellence of Mr. Gould's former publications, there can be no doubt that the present work exceeds them all, both from an artistic and a scientific point of view'. One hundred and fifty years later there is no need to alter this sentiment. Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 370; cf. Sauer 9 & 18; cf. Zimmer p.255 & 259. Hand-coloured lithograph by J. Gould and H.C.Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and two skillfully repaired small tears in the top margin.

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        Marbled Podargus (Podargus Marmoratus)

      London: The Author, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (540 x 355 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. An attractive image of the marbled frogmouth found in the Cape York Peninsula, specimens were supplied to Gould by MacGillivray in 1849 when he was in North East Australia. This is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from the Supplement of Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia, The Supplement of 81 birds was added between 1851 and 1869. Only 250 sets were produced of Birds of Australia, and are still considered today as one of Gould's most successful projects and a foundation stone of Australian ornithology.

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        Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea extracts from a journal of travels in Greece in 1839.

      London John Murray 1869 - First edition. 8vo., xxxii, 230pp., 2 pages ads at end, folding map frontispiece, original green cloth gilt, a fine copy. This work edited by the author's son takes in Nauplia, Megara, Sparta, Cape Matapan and the Monastery of Vurkano. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blick auf Häuser am Hang auf Capri.

      1869. Bleistift, mit Bleistift umrandet, auf festem cremefarbenem Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Capri Mai / 69.". 19,3:17,2 cm. Verso: Landschaftsskizze. Bleistift. An den Rändern leicht vergilbt und ungleich beschnitten. Minimal angeschmutzt. Verso im Rand oben und rechts Reste alter Verklebung.. Ersten Unterricht erhielt Heinrich Gärtner bei dem Kupferstecher F. Ruscheweyh (1785-1846) in Berlin, dann bildete er sich dort unter W. Schirmer (1802-1866) weiter. Seit 1847 studierte er Landschaftsmalerei bei A.L. Richter in Dresden. In Rom, wohin er sich nach einem Aufenthalt in München 1856 begab, wandte er sich endgültig der idealen Landschaft, der heroisch-historischen Landschaftsmalerei zu. Nachdem er mehrere Jahre in Italien verbracht hatte, kehrte er 1866 nach Deutschland zurück, ließ sich zunächst in Berlin, dann 1896 in Leipzig und schließlich 1902 in Dresden nieder.

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        PROPAGACIÓN DE LA LUZ Y EL SONIDO.]

      Barcelona, 1869 - . 21,5 cm. 114 pág., 1 h. Incluye numerosos esquemas y fórmulas matemáticas. Enc. en media piel. * Trata, entre otros, los siguientes temas: producción y propagación del sonido; demostración de la fórmula de Newton; corrección de Laphare; altura, intensidad y timbre de la onda sonora; teoría de la luz; forma de las vibraciones; determinación de la velocidad de transmisión de la luz; centelleo y redecillas ópticas; determinación del espesor de la onda; leyes de la reflexión; y transporte de las franjas. Física. Luz. Sonido. Física Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 Manuscritos español

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        Original print, depicting the double-helix structure of DNA, signed by Watson and Crick

      An attractive print memorializing Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double-helix; considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century. DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, and over the succeeding years many researchers investigated its structure and function, with some arguing that it may be involved in genetic inheritance. By the early 1950s this had become one of the most important questions in biology. Maurice Wilkins of King’s College London and his colleague Rosalind Franklin were both working on DNA, with Franklin producing X-ray diffraction images of its structure. Wilkins also introduced his friend Francis Crick to the subject, and Crick and his partner James Watson began their own investigation at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, focusing on building molecular models. After one failed attempt in which they postulated a triple-helix structure, they were banned by the Cavendish from spending any additional time on the subject. But a year later, after seeing new X-ray diffraction images taken by Franklin (notably the famous ‘Photo 51’), they resumed their work and soon announced that not only had they discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, but even more importantly, that “the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.” 280 x 216 mm, black and white print on laid paper with watermark, depicting the double-helix structure of DNA, captioned “In fact, the two DNA strands are twisted around each other to make a double helix.” Crick signature in black pen, Watson in blue ballpoint pen.

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        Collection of Prayers and Religious Quotations, in Slavonic

      Russia, 1869. (SLAVONIC) 12mo (135 x 85 mm.). Manuscript, with notes and capitals in red. 88 pp. Contemporary black blindstamped calf, the upper cover with a roundel of a lion fighting a unicorn with Russian inscription "Thus do body and soul fight against each other as two wild beasts," within scallop border, in marbled chemise and orange slip-case . A collection of personal thoughts and prayers opening with the Trebnik of Patriarch Iosafat. On the penultimate page the last paragraph reads "I am sending you instead of prayers this little book ..." ending with the abbreviated name 'Gr. I. Evfr.' (possibly for Grigorii Ivanovich Evrasov) dated 1869

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        Erlebnisse in Abessinien in den Jahren 1858-1868.

      Basel, Spittler, 1869.. Mit 12 getönten Lithographien auf Tafeln. Vorwort: L. Krapf aus Kornthal. Kl. 8°. Titelblatt, VIII,138 S. 1 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis. Einfacher späterer Kartonband mit Leinenstreifen am Rücken und aufgezogenem Vorderdeckel der OBroschur. Vorderer Innendeckel mit einem montierten Blatt: Ausleihzettel einer Werk-Bücherei (1 Ausleihe). Titelbild verso mit mehrzeiliger, privater Widmung und Eselsohr in der unteren Ecke. 2 Blätter mit wenigen braunen Fleckchen, gering gebraucht.. Erste Ausgabe. * Sehr, sehr seltene Reisebeschreibung über die Erlebnisse des schweizer Missionars Theophil Waldmeier (1832-1915). Waldmeier wirkte in Abessinien, im Libanon (wo er u. a. über die erste dort gegründete Irrenanstalt berichtetete) und in Syrien. Im Jahr 1868 wurde er von englischen Truppen aus dem Gefängnis befreit. Die Tafeln zeigen neben einer Ansicht von Gondar und einer Schule meist Strafen und Verurteilte.

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        Der Geldschrankbau. Die Konstruktion von Geldkassetten und Geldschränken durch Querschnitte dargestellt für Geldschrankfabrikanten, Schlossermeister, Banken u.s.w. sowie als Vorlageblätter zum Gebrauche an Fach- und Werkmeister-, Handwerker- und Gewerbeschulen, sowie an gewerblichen Fortbildungsschulen. Mit einem Vorworte des Vorstandes des Verbandes deutscher Schlosser-Innungen. Mit 23 doppelblattgr. farbig lithogr. Tafeln. Dresden, G. Kühtmann, 1893. Folio (45,3 x 26,7 cm). 2 Bll. u. Tafeln lose in Orig.-Halbleinwandmappe.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe des lt. Vorwort einzigen bisher in Deutschland erschienenen Werkes, das die eigentliche Konstruktion der Tresore näher erläutert. Die äußerst detaillierten Abbildungen geben die Maße in Millimetern an u. zeigen neben allgemeineren Konstruktionen (Geldkassette, Hamburger Export-Kiste, verschiedene Geldschränke) auch Modelle namentlich genannter Hersteller. Nur mit Mühe war es Hoch gelungen, die entsprechenden Angaben zu erhalten. Es finden sich darunter J. L. Hein u. Carl Hermann (beide Nürnberg), J. F. Baum (Chemnitz), G. Schnizer (Stuttgart), St. Sommermeyer (Aachen), Franz Endres (Mainz) u. Heinrich Haltaufderheide (Kassel). Besonders hervorzuheben sind die Modelle nach Konstruktionen von Charles Chubb (London), der zuerst gehärtete Stahlplatten verwendet hat, u. Jakob Ostertag (Aalen), dessen Firma schon 1869 mit dem Bau von Geldschränken begonnen hatte u. seinerzeit einen guten Ruf besaß; außerdem M. Fabian aus Berlin, dessen Modell auf eine amerikanische Entwicklung der Marvie Safe Company zurückgeht. - Hoch (1855-1928) war seinerzeit Lehrer an der Gewerbeschule in Lübeck u. gründete 1894 die Deutsche Schlosserschule in Roßwein, ging jedoch 1890 wieder nach Lübeck zurück. Degener (1909) S. 597. - Vgl. Darmstaedter S. 431 u. S. 596 (zu Chubb) sowie S. 888 (zu Fabian). - Mappe angestaubt u. etwas berieben. Tafeln vereinzelt etwas fingerfleckig, 1 Tafel mit horizontraler Faltspur. Für ein fragiles, in der Werkstatt zu benutzendes Werk sehr gut erhalten.

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        Banded Honey-eater (Myzomela Pectoralis)

      The Author 1840-, London 1869 - Hand-coloured lithograph (540 x 355 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. The banded Honey-eater was bought to Gould's attention by Mr Benjamin Bynoe, Surgeon of the Beagle, who collected the specimen whilst on the northern coast. An interesting bird and further testament to Gould's statement that the northern coast of Australia possesses a fauna peculiar to itself. This is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. Birds of Australia is a great tribute to Australia and was one of Gould's most successful projects. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus).

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        LES PIERRES ESQUISES MINERALOGIQUES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Paris. 1869. 27X18. 516Pag. 91 grabados en madera dentro y fuera de texto, 15 mapas en color y 6 cromo-litografias. piedras estudio, las piedras, las piedras de nacimiento de Francia, las piedras del mundo, la historia de unas piedras: oro, plata, marmol de Italia, minas de Elba, minas de carbon de Autun y el canal central. Magnifico ejemplar de mineralogia.Ref 4.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Iconographie Generale et Methodique du Costume Civil et Militaire du IVe au XIXe siecle (315-1815) - 2 Volume Set - 281 Colored Plates

      Paris, Gastinger, (1869). Portfolio. Good.

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        LITTLE WOMEN or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Illustrated by May Alcott.

      London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869.FIRST ENGLISH EDITION dated 1869 on the title page, (Part I), small 8vo, 165 x 110 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, rebound long ago in plain dark green morocco grained cloth, gilt title and 4 gilt rules to spine, edges marbled, tan endpapers lined white, frontispiece and 3 engraved plates by "May Alcott", pages: iv, [2], [7] - 341, (1). Book leaning slightly, binding slightly rubbed on extremities, neat name on reverse of front endpaper, margins of frontispiece slightly trimmed and laid on paper, tip of lower corner of original margin missing, plates lightly browned, title page slightly spotted and with small repair to lower corner and tiny one to upper corner, the next five leaves also have small repair to lower corner, diminishing in size, brown spotting and light soiling throughout, heavy in places, mainly to margins but occasionally to text (all easily readable) and also affecting 3 plates, 30 mm (1½") closed tear to top of of 1 page affecting text only on recto, another 10 mm (½") to 1 lower margin, both neatly repaired without loss, one quarter of page 221 faintly stained blue, no loss of legibility. A good copy of the rare first UK edition . Little Women was first published in America between 1st and 15th of October 1868 and dated 1868. This was the first part and a second part followed in April 1869, known now in England as Good Wives. The first Engish edition of Little Women (first part) was announced for the Christmas market in November and December 1868. It was the practice of English publishers of children's books to date them for the following year so that they would continue to sell throughout the year after Christmas. Sampson and Low's English Part II, issued with the same title as Part I (as in America), appeared in May 1869 and was dated 1869 and described as "Part Second". In 1870 Sampson Low reissued the 2 parts in 1 volume. The British Library copy of our book was received in 1868 but dated 1869 (NSTC). No copy is currently listed in the British Library catalogues, no copy sold at auction since 1987. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Original print, depicting the double-helix structure of DNA, signed by Watson and Crick.

      - An attractive print memorializing Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double-helix; considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century. DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, and over the succeeding years many researchers investigated its structure and function, with some arguing that it may be involved in genetic inheritance. By the early 1950s this had become one of the most important questions in biology. Maurice Wilkins of King’s College London and his colleague Rosalind Franklin were both working on DNA, with Franklin producing X-ray diffraction images of its structure. Wilkins also introduced his friend Francis Crick to the subject, and Crick and his partner James Watson began their own investigation at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, focusing on building molecular models. After one failed attempt in which they postulated a triple-helix structure, they were banned by the Cavendish from spending any additional time on the subject. But a year later, after seeing new X-ray diffraction images taken by Franklin (notably the famous ‘Photo 51’), they resumed their work and soon announced that not only had they discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, but even more importantly, that "the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." 280 x 216 mm, black and white print on laid paper with watermark, depicting the double-helix structure of DNA, captioned "In fact, the two DNA strands are twisted around each other to make a double helix." Crick signature in black pen, Watson in blue ballpoint pen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Costa Occidental de Africa. Carta de la Bahia de Mogador. Levantada en 1852.

      1869 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1860-69. 440 x 630mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. A scarce Spanish chart of the seas around both the city and island of Mogador, with the layout of the town and some of the antiquities marked. C.A. Vincendon Dumoulin (1811-58) was a French hydrographer who served with Dumont D'Urville on the Astrolabe's voyage to the South Seas.

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        LA FLACA,LITOGRAFIA DE JUAN VAZQUEZ

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Ilustrada. Barcelona. 1869-70-71. Holandesa. 100 numeros de Marzo 1869 a Septiembre de 1871.44x32,La Flaca : revista liberal y anticarlista o simplemente La Flaca, fue una revista espanola de caracter principalmente satirico, de una tendencia politica republicana y federal, publicada en Barcelona entre el 27 de marzo de 1869 y el 3 de marzo de 1876, coincidiendo con el Sexenio Democratico, momento en que la libertad de prensa permitio este tipo de publicaciones. El semanario grafico, de unas cuatro paginas, era en castellano, de tirada nacional e incluso con venta a Ultramar, Francia o Italia. Sufrio diversas suspensiones y, para poder evitar la censura, fue publicada bajo distintos encabezados: La Carcajada, La Risotada, La Risa, La Madeja politica, El Lio y La Madeja. Dificil en comercio.

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        Le Petit Citateur. Notes érotiques et pornographiques. Recueil de mots et d'expressions anciens et modernes, sur les choses de l'amour, etc. Pour servir de complément au dictionnaire érotique du professeur de langue verte. Par |J.-Ch-X. [d.i. Jules Choux]| Bachelier ès-mauvaise langues

      Paris: Paphos, 1869. Limited First Edition. Half Morocco. Very Good. 12mo. 361 pp. One of a 300 limitation, this copy unnumbered. Rubbing along the joints and corners. Small remnant of mounted paper on FEP. A brown marginal stain on the first and third pages of content. A few leaves were roughly cut. Otherwise, age toning but clean.

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        Ueber die Beziehungen der Eigenschaften zu den Atomgewichten der Elemente [On the Relation of the Properties to the Atomic Weights of the Elements]

      Leipzig: Zeitschrift f?hemie; Quandt and Handel. Leipzig: Zeitschrift für Chemie; Quandt and Handel. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. THE PERIODIC TABLE: Likely the first appearance of Mendeleev's periodic table in a Western journal. Although priority has not been established between this Zeitschrift für Chemie appearance and the Journal für praktische Chemie appearance, it was clearly the more complete 1869 Zeitschrift appearance that was the most influential. "In 1868 Mendeleev began writing his famous textbook, Principles of Chemistry. As he later related, it was while exploring various alternative organizational schemes for this book that he hit upon the periodic law. While waiting for the book to appear in print (the first edition was published in installments between 1868 and 1871), Mendeleev produced a single-page flier summarizing his new organizational scheme entitled An Attempted System of the Elements Based on their Atomic Weights and Chemical Analogies, which he circulated among Russian chemists in early 1869. In March of that year he presented a more detailed paper to the newly founded Russian Chemical Society entitled 'On the Correlation Between the Properties of the Elements and their Atomic Weights'. This, in turn, was published in the first volume of the society's new journal." This paper, however, "was not translated from Russian until 1895 and consequently played little or no role in initially acquainting American, British and western European chemists with the periodic law. This role was played instead by two short German abstracts of the paper, one of which appeared in the Journal für praktische Chemie and the other in the Zeitschrift für Chemie... The first reproduced only Mendeleev's table, without any commentary or explanation... To the best of our knowledge, only the longer abstract in the Zeitschrift für Chemie had a significant impact, as it was the reading of this abstract that stimulated the German chemist, Lothar Meyer, to publish his own thoughts on the periodic law in late 1870 and which ultimately gave rise to a vigorous priority debate" (William B. Jensen, Mendeleev on the Periodic Law). IN: Zeitschrift für Chemie, Vol 12 (1869), pp.405-406. Leipzig: Quandt & Handel, 1869. Octavo, modern three-quarter calf. Whole volume (p.1-766) offered. Bound without general title. With a rear yellow wrapper bound-in. Marginal repair to last leaf of index; one index leaf with corner tear; a few leaves toward the rear with repaired corners (not affecting text). Mendeleev paper fine. Beautifully bound. RARE.

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