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        Elogio accademico del Prof. Cav. Carlo Gemmellaro letto all'Accademia Gioenia di scienze naturali nella seduta straordinaria del di 2 dicembre 1868 dal Dott. Andrea Aradas

      Stabilimento Tipografico C. Galatola, 1869. in 4° - pp.193 - Cartonata - Incisione raffigurante ritratto di Carlo Gemmellaro in antiporta

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        L'Ornement polychrome. Art ancien et asiatique, Moyen-Age, Renaissance, XVII et XVIII siècle [Première & deuxième série]

      Firmin Didot, sd (1869 - 1872). Première série : un volume in-folio, plein maroquin éditeur brun richement orné, au dos d'une frise monumentale, d'un médaillon central au premier plat dans un bel encadrement de guirlandes et filets noir & or, au second plat d'une arabesque de fleurs, dentelles en contreplats, tranches dorées, IV- 60 pp. & 100 planches chromolithographiées (par Lemercier), suivie chacune d'un faux-feuillet de notice descriptive. Quelques rousseurs au texte, humidité marginale in fine des notices, les planches sont préservées. Deuxième série : 10 fascicules in-folio, en feuilles, sous chemise d'édition pleine percaline rouge, couverture bleue de livraison, 2 ff. (table et préface), 120 planches chromolithographiées avec des notices explicatives. Humidité marginale, en continue pour le texte, éparses et discrètes pour les planches. Edition originale, rare complète des deux séries de cette superbe publication, source majeure pour les arts décoratifs.

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        Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan, including Visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz

      London, Longmans, Green, 1869. Octavo, xvi, 510, [2] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 16 illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, 4 plates and 3 folding maps. Original gilt-pictorial cloth a little scuffed and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners and the ends of the (sunned) spine; blemish to the cloth at the head of the front cover (where an old paper library label was removed long ago); top marginal corner of the frontispiece a little creased and dusty; overall a very good copy. With the early name-plate of Edward Charles Stirling.

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        A Selection of His Works.

      Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, London., 1869-1877. Various editions. The following volumes are separate editions and not part of a collected edition but they have been uniformly and handsomely bound in half brown crushed morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. They comprise five of the seven main titles in Mill's oeuvre. 1) On Liberty. 1869. Fourth edition. Small octavo. 207 pages.2) Principles of Political Economy, with some of their applications to social philosophy. 1871. Seventh edition. Octavo. Two volumes. pp xvi, 617; xvi, 608. 3) Autobiography. 1874. Fourth edition. Octavo. pp vi, 325. 4) A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive, being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. 1875. Ninth edition. Octavo. Two volumes. pp xx, 563; xvi, 557.5) Utilitarianism. 1877. Sixth edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 96. Spines very lightly scuffed. A near fine group.

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        On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray, 1869. Fifth edition, (tenth thousand). 8vo. (xxiv), 596 pp. Contemporary tan full calf, sometime rebacked to style, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels and dated at the foot, endpapers and all edges marbled. Folding chart. Thin black line in ink to the half title, an attractive copy. Freeman, 387.

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        Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1869 on title page.) lx, 272pp. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Very Good+ with light edge wear and rubbing to cloth, a few small bumps, front and rear hinges a little tender due to heavy boards, former owner's name in pencil on verso of front free endpaper. Tiny wrinkle to page 88. Internally very clean. A very nice copy of the extremely influential Victorian book of criticism contrasting culture ("a study of perfection") with the barbarous, democratic chaos of its opposite.

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        [Brockhaus] Bilder-Atlas. 2., vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. 8 Tafel- und 2 Textbände. Mit 498 von 500 Tafeln. Leipzig: 1869-1875.

      [Brockhaus] Bilder-Atlas. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste. Ein Ergänzungswerk zu jedem Conversations-Lexikon. 2., vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. Mit 498 von 500, darunter 28 doppelblattgroße Tafeln in Stahlstich, Holzschnitt und Lithographie, wovon 64 farbig. Leipzig: Brockhaus, o.J. (Tafelbde.) [1869-1874] bzw. 1875 (Textbde.). Quer-2° (Tafelbde. 1-7) u. 2° (Tafelbd. 8); Lex-4° (Textbde.). 8 Tafel- und 2 Textbände. Bd. 1: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 43 Taf.; Bd. 2: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 43 Taf. 82 (v. 83) Taf.; Bd. 3: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 83 Taf.; Bd. 4: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 52 (v. 53) Taf.; Bd. 5: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 83 Taf.; Bd. 6: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 55 Taf.; Bd. 7: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 41 Taf.; Bd. 8: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 56 Taf. (28 Doppelbl.); Textbd. 1: [6], 24, 60, 132, 231, 82, 40, 96, 48 S.; Textbd. 2: [6], 102, 50, 60, 61, 38, 34,132, 100, 102, 129, 89 (Universalregister f. a. Bde.) Seiten. Originale rote Leinenbände des Verlags mit goldgeprägtem und floral verziertem Deckel- und Rückentitel sowie ornamentaler Deckelblindprägung (Tafelbde., Bd. 3 in neutralem, schwarzem Halbleinenband) und braune private Halblederbände der Zeit mit ornamentalem Rückengoldtitel, farbigem Kopf- und Marmorschnitt Zweite und letzte, „nach einem ganz neuen Plane durchgeführten" Auflage dieser monumentalen Enzyklopädie in Bildern, wie sie seinerzeit nur der Großverlag Brockhaus, mit seinem 1843 eigens für solche Unternehmungen gegründeten, auf Stahldruck und Lithografie spezialisierten graphischen Betrieb bewältigen konnte. Auf Tausenden von Abbildungen wird der aktuelle Wissensstand in den Gebieten Mathematik, Physik, Astronomie, Geologie, Anatomie, Zoologie, Botanik, Mineralogie, Mechanik, Chemie, Bauwesen, Bergbau, Land- und Hauswirtschaft, Militärwesen, Seefahrt, Plastik, Malerei, Architektur, Kulturgeschichte, Ethnographie und Geographie dargelegt. Mit der Leitung des an Diderots und D'Alemberts berühmter Mutter aller modernen Nachschlagewerke, der »Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers« (1751-1780), orientierten Großprojekts wurde Bernhard Siegfried, der Leiter der hauseigenen technisch-graphischen Betriebe betraut. Das zunächst in 20. Lieferungen und später auch in Verlagseinbänden und Separatausgabe erschienene Werk war so erfolgreich, dass auch englische, russische, schwedische und holländische Ausgaben auf den Markt kamen. Der Bilder-Atlas hatte die Aufgabe „... die hervorragenden Erscheinungen der Natur, Wissenschaft und Kunst aus dem Gesichtspunkte des allgemeinen Bildungszwecks für das Auge zur Anschauung zu bringen und somit nicht blos wichtige Artikel des Conversations-Lexikon graphisch erläutert, sondern ein systematisch angeordnetes Bilderwerk bildet, das die Idee des Conversations-Lexikon auf dem Gebiete der zeichnenden Künste durchzuführen sucht." Es fehlen Bd. 2, Taf. 29 u. Bd. 4, Taf. 22. Bindung von Bd. 4 und geringer auch von Bd. 7 gelöst, beide Einbände an den Kapitale eingerissen, Einbände allgemein an den Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken zum Teil gering gebleicht, die Tafeln mitunter stock- und fingerfleckig, einige wenige auch wasserrandig und gebräunt, insgesamt kompakter, bis auf 2 Tafeln kompletten Satz dieses für den deutschen Sprachraum im 19. Jh. wohl singulären enzyklopädischen Projekts. Biblioteca Lexicorum 49 (auch Zit.) u. 48 (f. d. Ausg. v. 1849).

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        Beiträge zur Lehre von den Functionen der Nervencentren des Frosches.

      Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1869, 8, 130 pp., 8 Holzschnitte, feiner Pappband. First Edition of a classic in physiology! "Goltz's first book describing his ablation experiments on frogs! Friedrich Goltz (1834-1902), a pupil of Helmholtz "made important observations on the decerebrate frog. He showed it to posess no volitional powers except after stimulation, no memory and no intelligence. His experiments on frogs deprived of their spinal cords, showed them to have intelligence but lessened powers of co-ordination and adaptation." Garrison & Morton No.1364Rothschuh No.1420Rothschuh No.1509

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        Sur la condition de la femme au Japon. Paris, Amyot, éditeur de la Société d'Ethnographie, (printed by: Sordoillet et fils, Nancy), 1869. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on title-page. Publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 601; WorldCat (1 copy). Rare offprint of an article on the social position of women in Japan, originally published in Mémoires de la Société d'Ethnographie, no. 5 (1869) and here separately published with its own page count, title-page, printed wrappers etc. It describes the subordinate position of Japanese girls and women, the skills they learn at home (since they weren't allowed to go to school), marriage and divorce, their role as a mother, the Japanese idea of "a beautiful woman", etc. The author also comments on the "filles publiques" (prostitutes) and iro-zato (red-light districts) of Japan.Slightly browned and a small corner of the wrapper torn off. Good copy.

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        Galerij van roomsche beelden of Beeldendienst der XIX eeuw. Dordrecht, Blussé en Van Braam, 1824.

      8º: pi1 * 6 A*-C* 8 D* 2 A-Z 8 2A 6, gepag. 12, 52, 378 [2] pp. Gegraveerde titelpagina met vignet (een crucifix met de spreuk In hoc signo vinces), een uitslaande plaat met de 'Plegtige Ommegang te Scherpenheuvel ter eere van de Lieve Vrouwe' (gesigneerd: a l'E.F.) en een plaat met de afbeelding van Onze Lieve Vrouw van Kevelaar. Oorspronkelijk omslag, bijeengehouden met plakband. Saalmink II, p.1869 Bosman, De lotgevallen van Justus Gerardus Swaving (1784-1835) in de West, in: Literatuur 11 (1994) 6; Möller Conradie, Hollandse skrywers uit Suid-Afrika. 'n Kultuur-historiese studie deel I (1652-1875) (Pretoria 1934); Van Valkenburg, 'Voorouders in Berbice', in: Jaarboek Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie 1983, 258-266 F & vd B p.773 Plantagehouder in Berbice (het huidige Guyana), zakenman in New York, beroepsmilitair in Nederland en tenslotte interpreteur translateur van het Hooge Geregts-hof aan de Kaap de Goede Hoop, dat zijn de belangrijkste beroepsbezigheden geweest van de domineeszoon Justus Gerardus Swaving (Naarden 1784 - Kaapstad 1835), een avontuurlijk aangelegd, ontwikkeld en verlicht man die bovendien over een uitstekende pen beschikte. Swaving begon zijn schrijverscarrière met deze 'Galerij van roomsche beelden', een fel anti-katholiek geschrift waarin de roomse heiligenverering belachelijk wordt gemaakt. Hij verhaalt van wonderdadige hosties, Maria-beelden en crucifixen en eindigt met een aanval op met name de Zuid-Nederlandse godsdienstleraren, wier drukste werkzaamheden bestaan, in het langs de straten drentelen met hostiën of opgesmukte Maria-beelden en andere snuisterijen, waarmede zij de Godheid, naar hun zeggen, vereeren, en waardoor zij zand pogen te strooijen in de oogen van het bijgeloovig en dom gemeen.

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        Unmusikalische Noten zu Richard Wagner's "Judenthum in der Musik".

      München, Neuburger & Kolb. 1869 - 15 S. OBrosch. Zuschreibung durch Alfred Sendrey 1951. - Gbrsp., kl. Randläsuren, leicht stockfleckig. - Selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Membership Certificate to the Royal Company of Archers, Issued to British Politician Lord George Francis Hamilton, a Printed Document Completed in Manuscript, with the Original Double-Sided Red Wax Seal.

      Edinburgh 1869 - Member's Certificate with Original Red Wax Seal, in remarkable condition and contained in its round tin clamshell case, fastened to the document with a forest green satin ribbon. Document measures 28 x 35 cm. Seal measures approximately 5,5 cm in diameter. Round tin box measures 6 cm in diameter. Housed in a recent purpose-made grey cloth clamshell box measuring 40 x 37,5 x 3,5 cm, for extra protection. Pendant ribbbon holding the seal gingerly, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The Royal Company of Archers was privately established in the seventeenth century, made into a Royal Company by Queen Anne in 1704. Consisting largely of Lords, Barons, and notable men, the company was given an important role in 1822 during the reign of King George IV - to provide a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. Its membership remains privy to the high ranking and upper class, including senior military officers, politicians, and nobles. Today it is a ceremonial unit which continues to serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, and now known as the Queen's Bodyguard For Scotland. Lord George Francis Hamilton, GCSI PC JP (1845-1927) was a British Conservative and Unionist Party politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India. He served with the Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He began his political career as was Member of Parliament for Middlesex between in 1868. According to this document, he became a member of the Royal Company of Archers the following year.

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        Les faux ménages. Comédie en quatre actes en vers -

      Michel Lévy Frères 1869 -, Paris - 1 volume In-8 140 pp. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre-Français, par les comédiens ordinaires de l'Empereur, le 7 Janvier 1869.Reliure plein maroquin marron. Dos à 5 nerfs à caissons, date en queue. Losange central de feuillage dorés sur les plats entouré d'un triple filet doré. Double filet sur les champs. Larges bordures intérieures de dentelles et filets dorés. Tête dorée. Intérieur très frais. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Belle reliure soignée et signée H. PRAT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Royal Company of Archers - The Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland

      Edinburgh, 19 June 1869. Membership certificate to the Royal Company of Archers, issued to British politician Lord George Francis Hamilton, a printed document completed in manuscript, with the original double-sided red wax seal in remarkable condition and contained in its round tin clamshell case, fastened to the document with a forest green satin ribbon. Document measures 28 x 35 cm. Seal measures approximately 5,5 cm in diameter. Round tin box measures 6 cm in diameter. Housed in a recent purpose-made grey cloth clamshell box measuring 40 x 37,5 x 3,5 cm, for extra protection. The Royal Company of Archers was privately established in the seventeenth century, made into a Royal Company by Queen Anne in 1704. Consisting largely of Lords, Barons, and notable men, the company was given an important role in 1822 during the reign of King George IV - to provide a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. Its membership remains privy to the high ranking and upper class, including senior military officers, politicians, and nobles. Today it is a ceremonial unit which continues to serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, and now known as the Queen's Bodyguard For Scotland. Lord George Francis Hamilton, GCSI PC JP (1845-1927) was a British Conservative and Unionist Party politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India. He served with the Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He began his political career as was Member of Parliament for Middlesex between in 1868. According to this document, he became a member of the Royal Company of Archers the following year.

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        Resources Of The Southern Fields And Forests, Medical, Economical And Agricultural; Being Also A Medical Botany Of The Southern States, With Practical Information On The Useful Properties Of The Trees, Plants And Shrubs.

      Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Charleston 1869 - Revised and largely augmented new edition hardback, 1869, with no jacket as issued. In overall very good used condition with minor signs of age, handling and storage - this copy has been professionally rebound in quarter brown cloth with marbled paper boards at some stage (mid C20th?), with light rubbing to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read - minor professional repair to title page and p.405; no annotations or inscriptions; tanning to page-ends but text and period advertisements to rear bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Étude sur les chevaux russes.

      Oberthur et fils Rennes 1869 - Large 8vo (24 x 16 cm). Printed dedication leaf, 132 pp. incl. half-title and title, index [2] pp., with 2 lithographed plates with monogram SMC, protected by tissue guards. Contemporary full red morocco, large gilt coat of arms of the Russian Empire inside gilt-ruled borders to covers, spine with raised bands, red morocco label with gilt lettering, compartments gilt-ruled, gilt rollwork to turn-ins, red silk endpapers, silk bookmark, all edges gilt, kept in a worn slipcase. Very rare study of horse breeds in Russia: a magnificent copy dedicated to the Tsar Alexander II, in a luxurious red morocco binding, with a unique printed dedication leaf to the Tsar, not found in other copies. Unusually produced in a French provincial town, Rennes, a centre of agricultural studies, the work provides first an overview of the historical development of horse breeding in the Russian Empire. It is followed by a study of the typical horse breeds for the different Russian regions, including the Ukraine, the Don and Siberia, as well the Arab, English and Orlov horses. It then concludes with an analysis of the state of horse breeding and trade at the time. The first plate shows the celebrated racehorse Eclipse, whilst a trotter, Orloff, is shown on the second. Of great rarity: we could locate only four copies in public libraries: in the British Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Utrecht University library and the Russian National library. Not in Mennessier. Journal Général de l'Imprimerie et de la Librarie, tome XIV (Paris, 1870), No. 796; not in Mennessier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        OUR LIFE IN JAPAN.

      - London 1869, Chapman.Full black leather,5 bands,gold stamped 428p., 3 hand-colored,18 b.w. woodcut plates, by Lord Walter Kerr, after photos by Felice Beato, co-author E.P. Elmhirst, 14 x 22 cm., all edge gilt. VERY RARE ! FIRST EDITION The primary experiences of two English military officers in Japan, and an excellent early study of Japan and the Japanese. * CO-AUTHOR: The co-author was Edward Pennell Elmhirst of the 9th Regimen . * Covering in much detail: Yokohama, manners, customs, dress, language, sport, invitation to witness an Japanese execution. A great conflagration in Yokohama, fashions of Japanese women, their cleanliness, courtesy, language, Harakiri its causes, kite-flying &c. . Prison at Kanagawa, torture, after-treatment of the decapitated head and body, the gallows. . Horse mounted travel through Japan, of Bettoe. A visit to the Tycoon, of Japanese ladies, horses, aristocracy. Visit to a curio street, games, amusements, the wicked spirit Tenjo, Japanese theatricals, cure for sea-sickness. Japanese Sumo wrestlers, nude public bathing, visit to the Ainu in Hokkaido, shooting of wild animals, fishing in Hakodate. . This early work is a fascinating look at a Japan before the deluge of foreigners arrived. Good description of an untainted Japan and Japanese. Adorned with very fine illustrations by Felice Beato, a premiere photographer on Japan. ALWAYS RARE ! *** CHINA: The execution of a Chinese at Canton, horrible fate of a Rebel Chieftain. ***

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        Up and Down the World. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      Tinsley Brothers. 18, Catherine Street, Strand, London 1869 - First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's dark green decorative cloth stamped in blind, gilt spines. Publisher's advertisements on one leaf at the back of volumes 1 and 2, and on two leaves at the back of volume 3. Light scattered foxing at the front of each volume, volume one spine gently cocked, else a bright, fine set. A very scarce and uncommonly well-preserved set of this novel by J. Sheridan's eldest daughter. OCLC locates only 5 copies. Loeber, A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        31 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Brüssel u.a., 1855-1869 bzw. o. J. - „Le comte Gustave-Ferdinand-Guillaume de Lannoy, chambellan du roi Guillaume des Pays-Bas, grand maître de la maison du duc de Brabant, puis grand maître de la maison de la reine Marie-Henriette de Belgique, bourgmestre d'Anvaing. Il est le fils du comte Jacques-François et de la comtesse Louise d'Ursel. Il épousa à Bruxelles le 10 juillet 1827 la comtesse Charlotte-Albertine van der Noot d'Assche, dame d'honneur de la duchesse de Brabant. Elle est la fille du comte Maximilien, Marquis d'Assche, baron de Schoonhoven et de Marets, et d'Albertine-Claire (des comtes) de Roose (des comtes de Baisy)". - „[.] Gustave werd eveneens kamerheer van Willem I (1830), maar onder het Koninkrijk België werd hij helemaal in de hofkringen opgenomen, eerst als grootmeester (1853-1864) van het huis van de hertog van Brabant, de latere koning Leopold II, vervolgens als grootmeester (1865-1892) van het huis van Maria-Hendrika. Hij was voornamelijk verbonden met het familiedomein en het kasteel van Anvaing. Net als zijn vader was hij burgemeester van de gemeente (1836-1866) [.]. In juli 1846 werd hij katholiek volksvertegenwoordiger voor het arrondissement Zinnik, als opvolger van de overleden Auguste Duvivier. Hij oefende het mandaat slechts tien maanden uit en was bij de volgende verkiezingen geen kandidaat. Het beheren van zijn uitgestrekte eigendommen hield hem bezig. Daarnaast was hij, als paardenliefhebber, van 1844 tot 1848 lid van de Bestuurscommissie voor de paardenwedrennen [.]" (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. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London Macmillan and Co 1869 - Thirteenth thousand. Hardback.192pp. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Publisher's red cloth boards with triple ruled gilt frame and 'Alice' vignette to front, gilt titles to spine and gilt 'Cheshire Cat' vignette to lower board. Spine has been very neatly relaid. All edges gilt. Black endpapers. Pps 99-102 just very slightly proud of block (loose gathering). Scattered light soiling/fingering throughout, but on the whole clean, bright and tight. Thin inkstain to front cover (see image). Wear/rubbing to spine edge of rear board. In all an acceptable, scarce, early copy of this great classic. FOR FURTHER DETAILS Please contact bookseller. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shakers: A Correspondence Between Mary F.C. of Mt. Holly City and A Shaker Sister, Sarah L. of Union Village. Edited by R.W. Pelham, Union Village, Ohio

      Cincinnati: P.T. Schultz, Printer, 1869. Fine. Second edition (originally printed in Union Village in 1868). 12mo. 23, [1]pp. Woodcut illustration. Stitched printed pale purple wrappers. A few spots of foxing and very faint bends or creases, near fine. Account of a visit of a New Jersey school teacher to Union Village, an important Shaker settlement in Warren County in Ohio, and the correspondence between her and a resident Shaker sister who she befriended. Scarce in wrappers.

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        Wolfsmensch - Hairy Man

      CDV - Kartonkärtchen mit aufgezogenem alten Foto, um 1869 / 1870. - Auf Rückseite von Hand mit Bleistift beschriftet : "Hairy Man". - Format ca. 10,2 x. 6,2 cm. Guter Zustand, eine absolute Rarität. -- Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., aus dem Familienbesitz. (Der Urgroßvater war ein leidenschaftlicher Fotograf.) -- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. --- Als Hypertrichose oder Hypertrichosis bezeichnet man das Symptom einer über das übliche Maß an geschlechtsspezifischer Behaarung hinausgehenden Haardichte bzw. eine Behaarung an sonst stets unbehaarten Stellen. Die Hypertrichose kann lokal begrenzt an einzelnen Stellen auftreten (beispielsweise als behaarter Naevus pilosus, Tierfellnävus) oder den gesamten Körper mit Ausnahme der Fußsohlen und Handflächen betreffen. Letzteres kann als angeborenes Syndrom bei Fortbestehen der fetalen Lanugohaare auftreten (Hypertrichosis congenita lanuginosa, Hypertrichosis universalis congenita) und bietet dann das medizinhistorische Bild der sogenannten "Wolfsmenschen". - Seit dem Mittelalter sind nicht mehr als 50 Fälle von Wolfsmenschen dokumentiert. Sie galten als menschliche Kuriositäten, wurden öffentlich zur Schau gestellt. Noch zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts reiste der in Polen geborene Stephan Bibrowsky als Zirkusattraktion "Lionel der Löwenmensch" durch die Welt.

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        Andrew Bradford, Founder of the Newspaper Press in the Middle States of America. An address delivered at the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, February 9th, 1869

      King & Baird, Printers, Philadelphia 1869 - First edition. Octavo. 36pp., with a folded facsimile. Printed wrappers, untrimmed. Inscribed by the author to Joseph Sabin, Esq. in neat ink on the half-title page. Chipping to the edges of the wraps, somewhat darkened and separated at the spine, with age-toning to the text pages, else very good. An apt association between Jones, vice president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and author of a monograph on Andrew Bradford, Philadelphia's "second" most famous printer, and Joseph Sabin (1821-81), America's best known bibliophile and father of Americana. Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana a Dictionary of Books relating to America from its Discovery to the Present Time, begun in 1868 and completed in 1936, is a comprehensive catalog of "every book in every language which relates to, or has the slightest reference to America." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        31 Autographen.

      Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1864 bis 1869. - S. u. Briefe, Gedichte und großformatige Albumblätter (teils mehrere Einträge auf 1 Bl.) aus dem Nachlaß der Maria Gaspari. Vertreten sind: Prinz Camillo Massimo di Arsoli (1836-1921; Brief 1864), Marianna Giarre Billi (1835-1906; Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Gino Capponi (Politiker, Historiker und Dichter, 1792-1876; Albumblatt), S. Centofanti (Albumblatt 1866), Gaetano de Castilla (Politiker, 1794-1870; Albumblatt 1866), Augusto Conti (Historiker und Politiker, 1822-1905; Albumblatt), Francesco dall'Ongaro (Dichter, 1808-1873; Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Pietro Dazzi (Pädagoge, 1838-1896; Albumblatt mit Gedicht), Isidoro Del Lungo (Literaturhistoriker und Kritiker, 1841-1927; Albumblatt mit Gedicht), Pietro Fanfani (Philologe und Schriftsteller, 1815-1879; Albumblatt), Caterina Francheschi Ferrucci (1803-1887; Albumblatt 1866), Michele Ferrucci (Albumblatt 1866), Emilio Frullani (geb. 1808, Lyriker; Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Erminia Fua Fusinato (Dichterin, 1834-1876, Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Pietro Giannone (Dichter, 1792-1872, Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), G. Giuliani (Albumblatt 1866), Raffaello Lambruschini (Agronom und Politiker, 1788-1873; Brief 1861 und Albumblatt 1866), Terenzio Mamiani della Rovere (Gelehrter und Staatsmann, 1799-1885, Albumblatt 1866), Giannina Milli (Schriftstellerin, 1825-1888, Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Caterina Percoto (Schriftstellerin, 1812-1887, auf ein Albumblatt montiertes winziges Manuskript mit Widmung 1866; 5 S.), Giuseppe Salvatore Pianell (Politiker, 1818-1892; Albumblatt 1868), Carlo Poerio (Politiker, 1803-1867; Brief 1864), Marina Sprea Baroni Semitecolo (Brief 1868), Atto Vannucci (Historiker und Politiker, 1810-1883; Albumblatt), Bernardino Zendrini (Dichter und Literaturhistoriker, 1839-1879; sign. Gedichtmanuskript 1867) und andere sowie eine Porträt-Photographie (Visit-Format). - Die großformatigen Albumblätter (285:190 mm) enthalten oft längere Abhandlungen oder umfangreiche Gedichte, jeweils für Maria Gaspari geschrieben.

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        Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor.

      Sampson Low, Son, & Marston,, London: 1869 - Pagination: vi, 332, iv, 340, iv, 342p. Three volumes. Rebacked in modern calf with gilt rules, black title labels, new marbled boards, contemporary corners with some rubbing. First volume with inner margin of title page slightly opened, but recently rebacked so no affect, tiny scuff at outer margin of title, couple of foxing spots to inner margin of last few leaves, and top corner of last blank with corner tear, no affect. Volume two with tiny clean tear to outer margin of p71, no affect. Volume three with few tiny foxing spots. Overall an excellent set in new binding. Lacks ads at end, not uncommon. Very rare. Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900), considered one of the greatest and most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for his vivid descriptions and personification of nature and settings in his works. He was a pioneer to the new romantic movement in fiction that continued with Robert Luis Stevenson and others. Though very popular in his time, Blackmore?s work has been largely ignored since, and other than his magnum opus, Lorna Doone,most all his works have gone out of publication. Due to difficulty finding a publisher, Blackmore?s Lorna Doone first edition of 1869 was limited to a printing of only 500 copies, of which only 300 sold. The following year it was republished in a one-volume edition and became a huge success. It has since, never been out of print. There have been more than ten movies inspired by the book and numerous television programs, as well as songs and other artistic works. Citations: Sadleir 227. Wolff 536. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgische Klinik. Zürich 1860-1867 Wien 1868 Wien 1869-1870 Wien 1871-1876. Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der praktischen Chirurgie. 4 in 3 Bdn. (all publ).

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1869, 8, XII, 605, (1) 1870, XII, 159, (1) 1872, VI, 379 1879, XXVII, (1), 652 pp. mit 45 Holzschnitten und 17 lith. Tafeln, feines einheitlich in Halbleinen gebundenes Exemplar. Selten Vollständig angeboten, die ersten Auflagen der 'Chirurgischen Klinik'en 1860-1876 - der letzte Bericht "nebst einem Gesamt-Bericht über die Chirurgischen Kliniken in Zürich und Wien während der Jahre 1860-1876." "Die Jahresberichte über seine praktische chirurgische Tätigkeit bedeuten insofern einen Markstein in der chirurgischen Publizistik, als er mit schonungsloser Kritik und bis dahin unbekannter Offenheit die Erfahrungen seiner ZÜRICHER und WIENER Klinik vor der medizinischen Öffentlichkeit ausbreitete. Er ist wahrscheinlich der erste Chirurg gewesen, der auch seine Mißerfolge ausführlich dargelegt hat." -Uhlenbruck"Soweit ich mich selbst beurtheilen kann, ist es das Beste was ich gemacht habe, es ist auch unwiderruflich das Letzte." -Billroth an Czerny, 29.Nov. 1878. The value of this final (4th) report, which could only have been collated at the expenditure of the greatest industry and through apparently infinite capacity for work, is due not merely to the important contributions to practical surgery contained in them, but much more to the fact that Billroth for the first time presented to the world a complete account of his experience... no one before Billroth had the courage to appear before the tribunal of scientific criticism with his experience in its entirety, including, therefore that of an unsuccessful, as well as that of a successful character.-Hemmeter His 'Chirurgische Klinik' had a world-wide influence on cancer surgery.

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        Plain or Ringlets + Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour + Mr Romford's Hounds + Ask Mamma + Handley Cross; or Mr Jorrocks's Hunt. (5 Vols total)

      Bradbury, Agnew & Co, London - London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co 5 Volumes, all uniformly bound in bright red cloth with black ink and gilt titles to spine and cover, with fine humerous emblematic drawings to the centres, in gilt and ink to front cover and spine. Undated but early, there is an invoice from a book seller saying 1869? but some ight be 1860) A great looking set for the shelves. With the usual sunning/fading to spine. Many beautiful hand coloured plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgische Klinik. Zürich 1860-1867. Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der praktischen Chirurgie.

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1869, 8, XII, 605 pp., 15 Holzschn., 3 lith. Taf., feiner Halbleinenband. First Edition - Rare "Separat - Abdruck" aus dem Archiv für klinische Chirurgie. Bd. X." "Billroth was reproted to be a good plastic surgeon, espacially in facial reconstruction, because of his artistic imagination. During his time in Zürich, he operated upon 32 children, up to the age of two years, with clefts of the lip and palate - using the method of Magaigne and von Langenbeck. His mortality was 11,5 per cent and he concluded, from this figure, that early operation in children was justified. Concerning the speech results of his adault patients (19 cases), he noticed that they were discouraging - and that the foremost problem in palatal closure was, indeed to obtain good spech." McDowell, The source book of plastic surgery, p.204f. First Edition in bookform. Rare, In 1860 Billroth accepted a call to Zürich. He remains seven years there, and during this period more than 8000 surgical patients passed through his hand. The report of his activity is characterised by a relentles sincerity and selfcritism. Billroth's Jahresberichte - Meilensteine chirurgischer Forschung. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform. "Seine 'Chirurgische Erfahrungen' bedeuten einen Markstein - den Beginn der klinischen Forschungen im empirischen Sinne, insbesondere auf dem Gebiet der Chirurgie."- Sandblom "Seine Jahresberichte aus Zürich u. Wien eröffneten jedem einen klaren Einblick in die Resultate seiner Klinik. Sie sind mit rücksichtsloser Offenheit und schonungsloser Selbstkritik geschrieben, und das zu einer Zeit begonnen, in welcher die Misserfolge überwogen. Seine vorausgeschickte Begründung gehört zu dem Schönsten im Schriftum unseres Faches."-Payer, Billroth Gedenkrede (1929) "Das Einzigartige an ihm waren seine Wahrheitsliebe und seine Selbstkritik. Seine Erfahrungsberichte aus den 60er und 70er Jahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts wirkten schlechthin sensationell, weil er es als erster wagte, alle, auch die negativen Ergebnisse seiner chirurgischen Tätigkeit ungeschminkt zu publizieren." -E.Kern Nach 12 vergeblichen Bewerbungen erreichte 1859 den Dreißigjährigen der Ruf nach Zürich, hier wirkte Billroth 7 Jahre. In diesen wenigen Jahren begründete er seinen chirurgischen Weltruf.

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        Wolfsmensch - Hairy Man

      Bourne & Shepherd Photographers, India - CDV - Kartonkärtchen mit aufgezogenem alten Foto, um 1869 / 1870. - Auf Rückseite von Hand mit Bleistift beschriftet : "Hairy Man". - Format ca. 10,2 x. 6,2 cm. Guter Zustand, eine absolute Rarität. -- Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., aus dem Familienbesitz. (Der Urgroßvater war ein leidenschaftlicher Fotograf.) -- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. --- Als Hypertrichose oder Hypertrichosis bezeichnet man das Symptom einer über das übliche Maß an geschlechtsspezifischer Behaarung hinausgehenden Haardichte bzw. eine Behaarung an sonst stets unbehaarten Stellen. Die Hypertrichose kann lokal begrenzt an einzelnen Stellen auftreten (beispielsweise als behaarter Naevus pilosus, Tierfellnävus) oder den gesamten Körper mit Ausnahme der Fußsohlen und Handflächen betreffen. Letzteres kann als angeborenes Syndrom bei Fortbestehen der fetalen Lanugohaare auftreten (Hypertrichosis congenita lanuginosa, Hypertrichosis universalis congenita) und bietet dann das medizinhistorische Bild der sogenannten "Wolfsmenschen". - Seit dem Mittelalter sind nicht mehr als 50 Fälle von Wolfsmenschen dokumentiert. Sie galten als menschliche Kuriositäten, wurden öffentlich zur Schau gestellt. Noch zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts reiste der in Polen geborene Stephan Bibrowsky als Zirkusattraktion "Lionel der Löwenmensch" durch die Welt.

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        MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT, DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

      Baltimore, Maryland: Kelly, Piet & Co, 1869. First Edition. Leather-bound. Very Good Plus. 4to, brown calf over red and white nonpareil marbled boards, measuring 9" x 6.5" x 2". Leather spine and corners double-ruled in gilt. Elaborate gilt spine with patterns of a sextant, an anchor, and a navigational star, bordered by an aquatic vignette of a curled wave, at each corner of each of the three nautical images. Beveled edges,The nonpareil marbled pattern, though somewhat faded, repeats at all edges, and, again, with many more colors, on the free and pastedown endpapers, front and rear. Six chromo-lithographed plates by Hoen & Co., Baltimore, including a striking and multi-colored image by Civil War battle veteran and artist Allen C. Redwood, entitled "The Blowing up of the James River Fleet, on the night of the Evacuation of Richmond". Redwood is responsible for at least one other of the six chromo-lithographic images in the book. Just a bit of shelf rubbing to boards, particularly along top and bottom edges. Front pastedown bears previous owner's handsome bookplate, and on the front fly, the penciled name of a relative, with an 1876 date. were well-known bankers and investors in Iowa, and then Southern California. A few instances of foxing throughout, including the borders of several of the plates, but none seriously obfuscates the image. Simultaneously published in London, England and Baltimore, Maryland USA. (Howes, S-286; Broadfoot, P. 520 (Fourth Ed.). Chapter 6, entitled "The Question of Slavery as it Affected Secession", appears to be a polemic against the slavery-hating North.

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        Military Maps illustrating the Operations of the Armies of the Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865

      War Department; Office of the Chief of Engineers, [Washington, D.C.] 1869 - First edition. Large folio. Measures approximately 20" x 24". 16 double-page lithographic maps. Complete. Prepared under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Major of Engineers, and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie, Capt. of Engineers. Contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copy with bookplate and small number stamp, else no other markings. The boards are worn and detached, lacking the spine back, the last plate has one vertical crease, else a good sound set of very fine detailed topographical maps, printed under the direction of Julius Bien (New York Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co.): 1. Antietam, 2. Appomattox Court House, 3. Chancellorville, 4. Cold Harbor, 5-6. Region between Gettysburg and Appomattox Court House, 7. Fredericsburg, 8. Spottsylvania, 9. The Wilderness, 10. Richmond, 11. Petersburg and Five Forks, 12. High Bridge and Farmville, 13. Totopotomoy, 14. Bermuda Hundred, 15. Jetersville and Sailor's Creek, and 16. Harper's Ferry. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Calligraphical poem and song manuscripts with numerous autogr. drawings.

      No place, 1869 ff. - (Large) 4to. 2 vols. with 117 pp. Includes 83 pp. on 44 boards stored loosely in wooden portfolio with calf spine. Outstanding collection of watercolours and washed pen-and-ink drawings, many in half-page size. The first, larger, of the two volumes is entitled: "Deutsche Dichterworte über Mutterliebe und Häuslichkeit / illustrirt mit Photografien u. Randzeichnungen von Gabriele St.-Genois-Stolberg / 1869". - The second volume contains equally painstakingly executed drawings illustrating Heinrich Heine's "Buch der Lieder"; the loose sheets contain various poems, set to music on additional leaves; composers include Carl Eckert, Friedrich Kücken and Robert Schumann. The illustrations and calligraphical copies are by Gabriele St. Genois, granddaughter of Friedrich Leopold Stolberg, and by Elisabeth Salm-Reifferscheidt, née Princess Liechtenstein (1832-94). - Some fingerstaining, but very attractively preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des machines motrices et des effets mécaniques de la chaleur

      Paris, Eugène Lacroix, 1869, in-8, 189-[18] pp, demi-chagrin vert, Leçons faites a la Sorbonne, recueillies et rédigées par Émile Leclert, ingénieur des constructions navales. Ouvrage de la collections Publications scientifiques industrielles de E. Lacroix. Nombreuses figures et calculs dans le texte. Ouvrage en deux parties : 1. Théorie générale des machines motrices et propriétés des fluides établies dans idée préconçue sur la nature de la chaleur ; 2. Théorie mécanique de la chaleur et particularités qu'elle introduit sans la théorie générale. Ferdinand Reech (1805-1884), ingénieur de marine, étudia à l'École Polytechnique puis à l'École du Génie maritime de Brest en 1825. Il enseigna la géométrie, la mécanique, , thermodynamique et l'hydrodynamique à Lorient, où venait d'être transférée l'École du Génie, dont il devint le directeur en 1831 ; il contribua à la réinstallation de l'institution à Paris, où elle avait été fondée en 1795. Rousseurs éparses. Cachet de l'institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. Étiquette ex-libris d'Henri Viellard. DSB XI, p. 344-345.

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        Styx. Gedichte.

      77, 2 Seiten mit Jugenstil-Buchschmuck. Illustrierte Original-Broschur (die Umschlag-Illustration von Fidus auch auf dem Titelblatt), rauer Schnitt. Innen nur leicht gebräunt, Umschlag etwas berieben u. abgegriffen, Kanten leicht bestossen mit kleineren Läsuren. Obere Ecken etwas stärker bestossen, Rücken dort leicht angeplatzt. Erste Ausgabe des ersten veröffentlichten Gedichtbandes von Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945) - WG 2.1

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        Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea.

      London: John Murray,, 1869. Extracts from a journal of travels in Greece in 1839. Edited by his son, the present Earl. With a map. Octavo. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to covers, black coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Folding engraved frontispiece map. Text within single rule frame. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Pencil notes to rear free endpaper recto. Spine a little toned and gently rolled, wear to extremities, a couple small marks to boards, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. First and only edition. Henry John George Herbert, third earl of Carnarvon (1800–1849) travelled extensively in North Africa and the Iberian peninsula and was "an intelligent observer and an excellent linguist" (ODNB). This work, edited by his son and Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831–1890), describes a tour which he undertook in 1839 whilst Greece was "suffering from the effects of war and civil disturbances" (ODNB). An uncommon work with five copies traced at auction.

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        Nouvelles moscovites : Le Juif. - Pétouchkof. - Le chien. - Apparitions. - Annouchka. - Le brigadier. - Histoire du lieutenant Yergounof

      Jules Hetzel & Cie 1869 - - Jules Hetzel & Cie, Paris s.d. (1869), 11x17cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Prosper Mérimée (pour les quatre premières nouvelles) et par Ivan Tourgueneff (pour les trois autres). Reliure en demi basane marron à petits coins, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées et orné de filets dorés, frises dorées en tête et en queue, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Très rare envoi autographe signé d'Ivan Tourgueneff. Tampon imprimé de bibliothèque sur une garde, exemplaire rogné avec légère perte de lettres sur l'envoi autographe comme régulièrement, rares rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation prepared by Prosper Mérimée (for the first four short stories) and by Ivan Tourgueneff (for the other three). Binder in brown demi-bason with small corners, back with four fine nerves set with gold garlands and adorned with golden fillets, golden friezes at the head and tail, plates marbled paper, Contemporary binding. Very rare autograph signed by Ivan Tourgueneff. Stamp printed library on a guard, copy clipped with slight loss of letters on the autograph autograph dedication of the author as regular, rare foxinges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The "Bab" Ballads. [together with:] More "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense

      London: John Camden Hotten [and] George Routledge and Sons, 1869 / 1872. A Masterful Pair of Inlaid Bindings by Bayntun-Riviere [BAYNTUN-RIVIÉRE, binders]. GILBERT, W.S. The "Bab" Ballads. [together with:] More "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense. London: John Camden Hotten [and] George Routledge and Sons, 1869 [and] 1872. First editions. Two octavo volumes (6 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 177 x 133 mm.). ix, [2], 14-222, [4, adv.]; viii, [1], 14-224, [4. adv.] pp. Black and white frontispieces with tissue guards, black and white text illustrations by the author throughout. Neatly written in black ink on the recto of the frontispiece of More "Bab" Ballads is a twelve line poem "Once a Fairy..." dated "Feby. 18th. 1875." Bound c. 1960 by Bayntun-Rivière & Son in full emerald green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front covers with characters from the books inlaid in various colored morocco's within a scalloped gilt frame. Spines with five raised bands decoratively ruled and paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, green cockerell end-papers, all edges gilt. Original gilt decorated green cloth front covers bound in at end of each volume. Wood engraved bookplate of Peter & Margery Morris on each paste-down. A fine set housed in a green cloth slipcase. The bindings of Bayntun-Rivière, in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the tooling are deserving of almost unqualified commendation. Their bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance. Robert Rivière (1808-1882) bequeathed his business to this son-in-law in 1880, and the name of the firm was changed to Rivière & Son. Bayntun of Bath acquired Rivière c. 1930. "Originally published in the columns of FUN, a monthly magazine, The Bab Ballads are light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing The Bab Ballads Gilbert developed his unique 'topsy-turvy' style, where the humor was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humor. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations 'Bab'" (Wikipedia). By 1868, Gilbert's poems had won sufficient popularity to justify a collected edition. He selected forty-four of the poems (thirty-four of them illustrated) for an edition of The "Bab" Ballads - Much Sound and Little Sense. A second collected edition, More "Bab" Ballads, including thirty-five ballads (all illustrated), appeared in 1872. "Nothing else quite like the Ballads has ever been produced in the English language. They contain both satire and nonsense, as well as a great deal of utter absurdity. The Ballads were read aloud at private dinner-parties, public banquets and even in the House of Lords. The ballads have been much published, and there are even recordings of readings of some of them" (Ibid.).

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        AN ABRIDGED SPECIMEN OF PRINTING TYPES., RE-ISSUE OF 1874, with Prices Corrected to that Date.

      NY: George Bruce's Son & Co., 1869. - 9 1/4 x 12. Title, 2-166 French-fold pages,printed rectos & versos, plus Supplements 1, 2 in part, 3-5, 7-10 (March 1870-July 1875). The supplements are paginated 167-170, 173-198, 203-222. As issued, there is no page 171/172 and Supplement 6 is not present. Original cloth covers with title & "1869" gilt stamped on upper cover and spine. Covers a bit soiled and faded. The binding has been professionally restored, preserving original spine. Very good, clean, tight. Pages 2-6 constitute a revised price list, pages 7-123 type (including many fancy and ornamental faces), and pages 124-166 display rules, ornaments, and cuts. Most of the typographic material is displayed in a variety of typographic and bibliographic themes. OCLC notes three US copies: Yale, CT Historical Society, St. Louis Public Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disegni originali.

      23rd February-24th March 1869. - Oblong quarto album comprising 55 pencil sketches of landscapes (mostly 16 x 22cm; 1: 20 x 27.5cm; 4: 22 x 27.8cm), including 5 gouaches (3: 23.7x 31cm; 1: 21 x 28cm). Added are 66 miscellaneous drawings and sketches including a watercolour, some of an earlier date, and 13 engraved images. All mounted on brown paper interleaved with protective guards. Near- contemporary sheep, sides covered with decorative paper with armorial bookplate of the Roman art scholar Dr Ottavio Gigli (1816-76) and front cover and with his library stamp in blank corner margins of 3 drawings; worn (overall size 24 x 36 cm). A collection of 55 pencil sketches of picturesque landscapes by the Roman painter Alessandro Castelli (1809-1902) renowned for his accurate study of nature, richness of composition and colourful interpretation. The evocative drawings representing dramatic scenery with mountain passes, lakes, boulders, luxuriant vegetation, sloping valleys and a tempest demonstrate the artist’s work in progress; 27 include human figures; 24 are dated by the artist in pencil: 23rd February - 24th March 1869; 4 compositions remain unfinished; the first of the 4 gouaches is signed. Castelli is chiefly celebrated for his views of Rome and the Roman Campagna. Apprenticed to his uncle, Simone Poncardi, a water colourist, he later attended the Accademia di San Luca. An accomplished draughtsman, he initially trained as an engraver which explains the precision of his work. Castelli also travelled and worked in England, Germany and France from 1860 to 1870. Napoleon III bought some of his paintings at the Paris 1867 Exhibition. His best work in terms of artistic refinement is considered ‘La Nera a Narni’ (Roman National Gallery of Modern Art ). The additional drawings contained in this album include ten neo-classical designs c.1820-40 by other Italian artists and a water-colour of the grotto of St Rosalia at Palermo. The Castelli drawings are in excellent condition except for one gouache with a small wax stain; the miscellaneous images vary in quality and state of preservation. Cf: Buscardi, La pittura di paesaggio in Italia, Bologna 1935, pp499,502; V.Martinelli, Paesisti romani dell’Ottocento, Rome 1963; R.J.M.Olson, Italian 19th century Drawings and Watercolours, New York 1976; Thieme-Becker, Kuenstler –Lexikon, VI, pp145ff. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NEW ZEALAND / MOARI WARS – TRIO OF ILLUSTRATED BROADSIDES:

      - [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Very rare monuments of colonial New Zealand printing and history - a trio of broadsides depicting the locations of the decisive battles of both Te Kooti’s War and Titokowaru’s War, the last major armed Maori uprisings against British colonial rule, published in Wellington, in 1869, by the General Government Lithographic Press. - 1. Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe BOUSFIELD (1830 - 1882), Surveyor/ John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898), Draftsman. [NGATAPA FORTRESS – CROSS SECTIONS:] Sections of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay taken by the Colonial Forces under Col. Whitmore 5th Jany. 1869. [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Lithograph (Very Good, a few small closed marginal tears, some slight foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins), 30.5 x 50.5 cm (12 x 20 inches). - 2. Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe BOUSFIELD (1830 - 1882), Surveyor / John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898), Draftsman. [MAP OF THE ATTACK UPON NGATAPA FORTRESS:] Plan of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay taken by Col. Whitmore with the Colonial Force from the Hau Hau under Te Kooti. [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Lithograph with original outline hand colour (Very Good, lovely original colours, some very slight foxing), 44 x 29 cm (17.5 x 11.5 inches). 3. - John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898). [TAURANGA-IKA FORT – CROSS SECTIONS:] Sections of Taurangaika Pa, West Coast. [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Lithograph (Good, some creasing along centerfold, some minor loss in blank space bottom centre, some small closed tears at head of centerfold, and remains of old improvised guard on verso of centerfold (where supposedly previously bound into a composite album), reinforced with archival tape on verso at head and tail of centrefold), 42 x 56 cm (16.5 x 22 inches). Presented here is a trio of very rare broadsides illustrating the scenes of the decisive events of the final Maori Wars. Printed in 1869, at the General Government Lithographic Press in Wellington, they are amongst the most historically important images ever published in New Zealand, being stellar and authentic records of Maori military architecture and battle tactics, in addition to being records of the specific events themselves. The first two of the broadsides concern the siege of the Ngatapa Pa, a fortress in the eastern North Island, that marked the decisive showdown of Te Kooti’s War, in December 1868-Janaury 1869. The third broadside concerns the siege of Tauranga-ika Pa, a fortress in the Taranaki region of the western North Island, that was marked the definitive end of Titokowaru’s War, in February 1869. In both cases, these seemingly impregnable fortresses were abandoned by the respective leaders of the Maori uprisings, at the very height of the sieges, leaving both the bastions and the war theatres, in general, in the hands of the British Colonial forces. Importantly, the end of these uprisings also marked the end of major Maori armed resistance to the colonial regime in New Zealand. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1869. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Fifth edition, with additions and corrections. (Tenth Thousand). Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles to spine, blind-panelled covers, black coated endpapers. Folding diagram at p. 132. With the contemporary booklabel of Reverend Lloyd B. Walrond to the front pastedown. Bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper. Ownership inscription in ink to half-title. Spine gently rolled, slight wear to extremities, a couple of small nicks to spine ends, faint mark to front free endpaper; a very good copy. Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). This copy is in Freeman's variant c. of the binding (no priority). "The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression "the survival of the fittest", Herbert Spencer's term, for the first time; it appears first in the heading of Chapter IV" (Freeman).

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        Das Kaiserreich Ostindien und die angrenzenden Gebirgsländer. Nach den Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit und anderer Forscher dargestellt. Dem Andenken an Hermann von Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski gewidmet.

      Gr.-8. XII, 639(1) S. Mit 12 Tondruck-Tafeln sowie einigen, teils blaugrün getönten Textholzschnitten. Neuer, hellblauer Leinenband m. aufgez. Vorderdeckel des Originaleinbandes, Rückentitel in Rot- u. Schwarzpräg. Aschoff 2041 Embacher 259 ff.- Vorliegend die "Volksausgabe" des großartigen, 1869-80 in 4 Bänden erschienenen Reisewerkes von Hermann Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski : Reisen in Indien und Hochasien..ausgeführt in den Jahren 1854-1858. Erst ab S. 550 mit kurzen Beschreibungen anderer Expeditionen. Im Anhang mit Routentafel u. 11-seitigem Sachregister. Die 12 Tafeln entsprechen denen der großen Ausgabe. - Die drei Brüder Hermann, Adolph u. Robert Schlagintweit erhielten durch Vermittlung Alex. v. Humboldts vom König v. Preußen u. der Britisch-Ostindischen Kompagnie den Auftrag zu einer wissenschaftlichen Reise nach Indien u. in das Himalayagebirge, vor allem zur Erforschung des Erdmagnetismus. Dabei gelangten sie u.a. bis nach Darjiling, Bhutan, Leh, in den Karakorum, nach Nepal, ins Tarimbecken u. sogar ins damals noch verbotene Tibet. Auf dem Rückweg erreichten sie bei einer versuchten Besteigung des Kamet mit 6.758 m einen Höhenrekord für die damalige Zeit. (Embacher). "Die drei Brüder..sind die aufopferndsten Erforscher Indiens und Hoch-Asiens im Zeitalter Alex. v. Humboldts, seine getreuesten Nacheiferer sie bezeichnen den Höhepunkt u. auch schon den Ausklang universaler, d.h. die Gesamtheit der Erscheinungen erfassender Raumerschließung" (Henze V, S. 62).

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        Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea. Extracts from a journal of travels in Greece in 1839. Edited by his son, the present Earl. With a map.

      London: John Murray, 1869 - Octavo. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to covers, black coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Pencil notes to rear free endpaper recto. Spine a little toned and gently rolled, wear to extremities, a couple small marks to boards, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. Folding engraved frontispiece map. Text within single rule frame. First and sole edition. Henry John George Herbert, third earl of Carnarvon (1800–1849) travelled extensively in North Africa and the Iberian peninsula and was "an intelligent observer and an excellent linguist" (ODNB). This work, edited by his son and Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831–1890), describes a tour which he undertook in 1839 whilst Greece was "suffering from the effects of war and civil disturbances" (ODNB). An uncommon work with five copies traced at auction. Blackmer 806. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1869 on title page.) lx, 272pp. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Very Good+ with light edge wear and rubbing to cloth, a few small bumps, front and rear hinges a little tender due to heavy boards, former owner's name in pencil on verso of front free endpaper. Tiny wrinkle to page 88. Internally very clean. A very nice copy of the extremely influential Victorian book of criticism contrasting culture ("a study of perfection") with the barbarous, democratic chaos of its opposite.

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        Class B. - Correspondence with British ministers and agents in foreign countries, and with foreign ministers in England, relating to the Slave Trade. From January 1 to December 31, 1868. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1869. [4131-I].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1869. - Folio. VI, 86 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents on the slave trade, including accounts of the extent to which many Arabs of the Gulf involved themselves in slavery in spite of their rulers having entered into agreements prohibiting such an activity: "[T]he Northern Arabs repair to the East Coast of Africa with no other motive than that of running slaves to the Persian Gulf [.] It is a known fact, that not one out of a hundred dhows that come here from the Persian Gulf, comes for any other purpose than to carry a cargo of slaves stolen from the inhabitants of Zanzibar" (p. 75). "These Sheikhs [on the Arabian coast line], who are all, more or less, bound to observe the Treaties, [.] allow the dhows to land the slaves they have succeeded in smuggling out of the Sultan's dominions [.] Could not the Sultan of Oman and the other Chiefs of the Persian Gulf be induced to issue orders calculated to prevent their subjects from carrying on this Trade?" (p. 73f.). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. Some leaves loosened, but on the whole a good copy. Wilson p. 210. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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