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        Prince Dhejlbon Flluptz of Nygoming Africa familiarly called Sambo

      

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        NEW TRACKS IN NORTH AMERICA. A JOURNAL OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE WHILST ENGAGED IN THE SURVEY FOR A SOUTHERN RAILROAD TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN DURING 1867-8

      London, 1869. Two volumes. lxv,236; vii,[3],322pp. plus two tinted maps (one folding), twenty-four plates (mostly tinted lithographs), and 20pp. publishers advertisements at rear of second volume. Original russet blindstamped cloth. Lightly bumped at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Text block of second volume separated from binding. Light foxing to a few plates. Ownership stamp embossed on pp.xv-xix of first volume. A very good set of a scarce work. First edition, that without Appendix D. Bell set out in the spring of 1867 with a surveying expedition organized by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company to find a good southern railroad route to the Pacific Coast through Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California. Their route through the Southwest is traced on the large folding map. Also included are firsthand accounts of the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. The second volume includes a discussion of the Pacific railway and a botanical report by C.C. Parry. Illustrated with a number of nicely tinted lithographs. FIELD 109. GRAFF 246. STREETER SALE 181. COWAN, p.45. HOWES B330, "aa." RADER 330.

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        LES PENSÉES. les pensees

      , Paris, J. Rothschild, 1869.**. Relié de l' époque, demi - maroquin rouge, plats marbré, dos orné de fil fleuronné doré et pièce de titre doré, dos à nerfs (5), plats de papier doré, couverture originale d' éditeur, 27x36cm, 52pp Tiré a 200 exemplaires. Histoire, culture, multiplication, emploi. ouvrage orné de nombreuses vignettes et de 25 chromolithographies executees d'apres les specimens de F. Lesemann. Bon état

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        Fossile Flora der Steinkohlen-Formation Westphalens einschliesslich Piesberg bei Osnabrück.

      Kassel, Th. Fischer 1869 - 4°. V, 191 S., m. 32 (29 doppelblattgroßen und 3 gefalt.) lithographischen Tafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild, (etwas berieben). Pritzel 7699; vgl. Nissen 1663. - Erste Einzelausgabe, erschien 1868 in der Zeitschrift "Paläontographica". - Interessante Abhandlung zur Paläobotanik des westphälischen Steinkohlengebietes. "Ein fast neunjähriger Aufenthalt, gaben mir Gelegenheit.eine ziemlich vollständige Collection der fossilen Pflanzenreste des westphälischen Kohlengebirges zusammen zu bringen. (und). eine möglichst vollständige Beschreibung der Kohlenpflanzen. zusammengestellt zu sehen." (Vorwort). - Die getönten Lithographien mit Wiedergaben zahlreicher Versteinerungen, teils mehrere Abbildungen auf einer Tafel. - 1 Tafeln m. alt hinterlegtem Einriss am oberen Rand, 1 gefaltete Tafel mit kleinem Einriss. Tafeln meist stockfleckig, teils gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Of Hartford City And County, With a Map of Connecticut From Actual Surveys

      Hartford, Conn.: Baker & Tilden, 1869. First Edition. Very good+ in its original black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A folio measuring 17 5/8 by 14 1/2 inches light soiling to the boards. There is no wear or rubbing to the cloth on the boards. The binding of the contents (maps, title page and table of contents) are tight with no damage or weakness to the joints and hinges. The title page shows mild tanning and a few minor closed tears which have been repaired with Japanese tissue. The maps show only very little tanning. The map of the State of Connecticut shows soiling at its fore edge and there are a number of penciled notations in the area of Long Island Sound noting steamship routes. All 45 maps as called for in the Table of Contents are present. The two large fold-out, hand colored maps are in place and without major damage or creasing. This volume is in remarkable condition with no loose pages or damage to the binding.

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      New edition of the complete works of Victor Hugo, adorned with a sticker on each title page, a set of 100 etchings inset, three boards frontispiece of three volumes (poetry T.1 T.3 and Roman T.4) and a reproduction of a manuscript drawing of Hugo Volume 1 of the Rhine, p.265.Binders full brown sheepskin, back with five nerves decorated with cold boxes and gilded florets chez Alexandre Houssiaux à Paris 1869 14x23cm 20 volumes reliés

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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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        Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal. - The Beach at Long Branch.

      Appleton. 1869. Wood engraving, fold out Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal 1869, 13 x 19 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 1/2 x 21 inches. Paper loss to lower left corner (just affecting very edge of image), multiple folds as issued, upper horizontal fold line has been backed with Japanese paper, a few short edge tears at lower edge; overall good, clean condition. The prominent late 19th century American artist Winslow Homer worked as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly and other illustrated journals from the 1850s to the mid 1870s, his designs being rendered as wood-engravings. Homer's superior artistic abilities were recognised in this elaborate foldout "art supplement" about which the magazine wrote: Mr. Winslow Homer...gives us a picture of the ease and pleasurable abandon which accompany life at Long Branch. On the beach, more than anywhere else in the world, society throws aside its dignity. Men and women make children of themselves. Those in the water give themselves up to sport, frolicking with each other and with the waves, thoughtless of fashion and its formalities. . . . Our artist suggests an old poetic thought in the letters drawn [the artist's initials], by a young girl, in the sand." This lovely image is in the American Art collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

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        The Poetical Works. With 128 steel engravings from the designs of J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Stothard.

      London: Routledge 1869 - New edition. Gr.-8°. XLII u. 453 S. Dekorativer grüner feinnarbiger Maroquinband (vorderes Innengelenk sorgfältig restauriert) mit reichem Vorder- und Rückdeckeldekor "à la dentelle" je mit intarsiertem roten Ledermedaillon, 5 Bünden und reicher Rückenvergoldung, üppige Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Dreiseitgoldschnitt, der Schnitt mit hübschem Fore-edge-painting. * Außerordentlich dekorativer Band! Als Fore-edge-painting eine hübsche farbige Ansicht von Euboia (Negroponte) mit Festung, Brücke und Segelschiff. Mit gestochenen Portrait von W. Finden nach Sir T. Lawrence; die 128 bezaubernden, außerordentlich fein gestochenen Stahlstichvignetten v. Goodall und Finden nach William Turner und Th. Stothard zeigen Genreszenen, vor allem aber Landschaften und Orte aus Schottland, aus der Schweiz und Italien. (Buchblock leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut erhalten). Lovely full green leather binding of the collected works of Samuel Rogers, with a fine fore-edge-painting (showing the Greek town Euboia/Negroponte). An extraordinary collector item, containing a wealth of gorgeous steel plate engravings (landscapes and towns in Switzerland and Italy) after drawings by William Turner and T. Lawrence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partly-Printed Document Signed.

      - This son of the first white child born in Chicago (daughter of pioneering fur trader John Kinzie) served with the 1st Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, later serving as a battalion commander at the frontier in 1869 in General Nelson Miles' "Yellowstone Campaign." Partly-Printed DS, 1p, 11" X 8¼", Standing Rock, Dakota Territory, 18 August 1876. Very good. Partly-printed "Receipt for Quartermaster's Stores," a secretarially-completed (by Lieutenant William Badger) form signed boldly by Bates as infantry captain at lower right. Notes receipt of two "Common Tents," two sets of "Common Tent Poles" and five sets of "Common Tent Pins," noting their condition as "Serviceable" and "New." Penned just four weeks after the Battle of Little Big Horn and from the military post where Sitting Bull would later be kept. Scarce and unusual. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Playbill. (A Cricket on the Hearth.) Monday, Jan. 11th, 1869, and every evening, at seven, a Christmas drama entitled Dot; the story by Charles Dickens, Esq., the drama by Dion Boucicault.

      1869 51 x 25.5cm. A single sheet, printed in blue; single horizontal fold, edges sl. chipped & one or two short tears, but generally clean & bright.Bolton 64; he describes this adaptation as one of the 'best plays' of the 'most eminent popular playwright of the era'. Boucicault's adaptation of A Cricket on the Hearth was first performed in New York in 1859 (Bolton 42).

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        Les fleurs du mal

      Third edition in the partly original because appear here for the first time 25 poems.Binding to the full paper bradel, smooth back, morocco caramel part of title, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, signed pastiche binding T. Boichot.Illustrated book, frontispiece, a portrait engraved on steel by Charles Baudelaire.Notice by Théophile Gautier.Our copy is the date 1869 and often as part of the complete works of the poet.Small foxing mainly affecting the first and last pages.Rare copy pleasantly established. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1869 12x18,5cm relié

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        Tom & Jerry. Life in London, or The day and night scenes of John Hawthorne, ... and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis. With numerous coloured illustrations from real life deigned by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.

      John Camden Hotten. [1869] Half title, col. front. & 35 col. plates, 26pp ads (undated, but with mention of 'Special List for 1870); text a little browned. Orig. blue sand-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; spine a little darkened & carefully repaired at head, inner hinge sl. splitting. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Dickens, and Sotheran's 'from the Library of Charles Dickens' label, June 1870. Initialled in pencil 'C.D.E.'Listed in the Catalogue of Dickens's Library, p.41, offered at 7s. 6d. With a 26pp introduction by Hotten, dated November 1869.

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        Werkzeugkunde zum Gebrauche für technische Lehranstalten, Eisenbahnen, Schiffbau u. Industrie Gewerbe, als Tischler, Drechsler, Fassbinder, Wagner, Zimmerleute, Modelleure & Mechaniker.

      Wien, Wurm & Schlögel 1869. - Wurzbach 108 ff. Erläuternder Textband (62 S.) fehlt. ?Prächtig ausgestattet und zu seiner Zeit epochemachendes Werk? (Das Waldviertel. Neue Folge. 1957, Nr.1/2). Großartige Dokumentation verschiedener Werkzeuge für Holzarbeiter. Mit Abbildungen aller seinerzeit gängiger Werkzeuge sowie einfacher aus Holz gefertigten Vorrichtungen und Maschinen. Herausgegeben von dem österreichischen Werkzeugfabrikanten Franz Freiherr von Wertheim (1814-1883), der seit 1852, als erster in der Habsburger-Monarchie, auch einbruchsichere und feuerfeste Kassen erzeugte. Eine Reihe von Patenten und Erfindungen zeichneten seinen Betrieb aus und brachten internationale Erfolge. In der Folge wurden seine Sammlungen nach Weltausstellungen auch in andere bedeutende Muster- und Lehrmittelsammlungen, wie z.B. in das Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris (1855) oder in das South Kensington Museum in London (1867, heute Science Museum), eingegliedert. 1867 nahm Wertheim mit einem großen Muster-Exponat an Werkzeugen an der Weltausstellung in Paris teil. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel zeigt den Ausstellungsstand mit Hunderten von Werkzeugen sowie eine Hobel- und eine Drechselbank. Auf dieser Ausstellung setzte er auch einen Betrag von einhunderttausend Franc als Preis aus für denjenigen, dem es gelänge, eine Wertheim-Kasse zu öffnen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Imperial-Folio (36 x 56 cm). Farblithogr. Titel m. Goldauflage, 1081 Abb. auf 43 (dav. 25 farb.) lithograph. Tafeln und 1 doppelblattgr. farblithograph. Tafel (auf Leinen aufgezogen) [Textband fehlt]. OHalbleinenmappe m. aufgez., lithogr. Deckeltitel (wh. illustr. Titelbogen). Schließbänder abgerissen, Mappe stärker angeschmutzt u. berieben, an den Kanten abgewetzt, hs. Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Vorderdeckel, am Rücken eingerissen, alle Tafeln 2-fach m. Bibl.stempel versehen (dav. 1 Prägestempel). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch eines Systems der Elemente nach ihren Atomgewichten und chemischen Functionen

      1869. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Journal für praktische Chemie 106, 1869, 8vo. p.251. ----Sparrow 147 - The first appearance of Mendeleev's periodic table in a western journal. Mendeleev's work on Osnovy khimii led him directly in March 1869 to his formulation of the periodic law and table, in which the elements were grouped by atomic weight and grouped according to their chemical and physical properties. He famously used his table to predict accurately the elements which later came to be called gallium, germanium and scandium. Very Good.

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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. 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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        Les chats. Histoire, moeurs, observations, anecdotes

      first edition. Bound in half red shagreen, back with four nerves decorated with double black boxes to centers which are struck gilded florets, golden tail date a slightly rubbed joint minor, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head, lower corners bumped, contemporary binding. Book illustrated in drawings and Inserts Eugène Delacroix, Edouard Manet, Prosper Mérimée, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Ok'Sai, Grandville ... Some spots affecting mainly the first pages. Copy full well of his rare trailer and a portrait of Champfleury on a flying sheet. J. Rothschild Paris 1869 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Our American Cousin: A Drama, in 3 Acts

      [New York:] Printed, But Not Published, 1869, 1869. First edition. Fine copy.. 12mo, modern blue paper board, black leather label on the upper board, gilt lettering, 46 pages. The most famous play (of many) by Tom Taylor (1817-1880) and arguably the most famous play of the 19th century: it was being performed at Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, when halfway through Act III John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln - thus immortalizing a farcical comedy which otherwise would have been long since forgotten. The American rights to Our American Cousin were purchased by New York theater owner Laura Keene in 1858. It was immensely popular and was still being performed more than ten years later, but there was no printed version of it until this one in 1869. Keene had shrewdly stated on the title-page that it was "Printed, but not published" - a step taken to protect her valuable rights from unscrupulous theater owners who could produce plays that had been "published" because copyright laws did not give them adequate protection. On the verso of the title-page is list of the cast at the first performance at Ms. Keene's theater on October 15, 1858, which included Joseph Jefferson. Contemporary manuscript notes on the front blank, listing other plays by Tom Taylor.

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        Osnovy khimii [i.e. The Principles of Chemistry]

      St. Petersburg, 1869-71. Part I: [4], III, [1], 816 pp., 151 ills. (1869); Part II: [4], [1], 951, [1] pp., 28 ills., 1 folding table (1871). 8vo. Woodcut illustrations, folding letterpress table in Part II. Contemporary quarter-leather. Rebacked. Blind lettering on the spine. The folding table is backed with tissue paper at the joints. Inscriptions in text. Half-title lacks a small piece (vol.1), restored, not affecting the text. Provenance: from the library of Alexander Petrovich Mikhnevich (1853-1912), stamp at the end of Contents of vol.2. Mikhnevich was an engineer, teacher and writer. His margins could be found throughout the book, especially interesting those are in vol.1. where he added some elements to the table adding the phrase 'somewhat different table in the new edition' (in pencil). First edition. Extremely rare. The periodic table of elements is a fundamental tool in the understanding of chemistry today. It categorizes elements by atomic number, electron configurations and recurring chemical properties. Some elements were only discovered because the Table existed, and it is now impossible to imagine chemistry without it. It was introduced by Dmitry Mendeleev, and it was printed for the first time in this very book, The Principles of Chemistry, in 1869-1871. Mendeleev was the first to recognize that the apparent randomness of elements fitted into a system. Furthermore, he suggested that the gaps in his system would later be filled with elements yet unknown to the scientific world. He was proved right. He had rejected the common practice of placing elements in the order of their atomic weight. He put the elements in order of their nuclear charge before such a phenomenon had been discovered (it was not adequately understood until the existence of protons and neutrons had been proven). The 'discovery' (or construction) of the table is a fine example of how the human mind managed to leap beyond contemporary understanding to lay the foundations on which later progress was built. Mendeleev didn't achieve instant recognition for what he had done. Robert Bunsen, the celebrated German chemist of the time, rebuked one of his students who had tried to explain to him the profound significance of the discovery: «Don't get to me with these guesses. The same 'regularities' can be found in stock-market reports!» It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that Mendeleev's theory was finally acknowledged. In the first decade of the 20th century, Mendeleev was nominated for the Nobel Prize three times (1905, 1906 and 1907) and it was for purely circumstantial reasons that he did not receive it. He opposed the Nobel brothers' politics in respect of Russia's oil industry, and having failed to win twice, he was robbed of the Prize after being awarded it on his third nomination, because of his untimely death at the age of 72.

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        The Malay Archipelagoandnbspthe Land of the Oran Utan and the Bird of Paradise A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature

      

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        Encyclopédie du dix-neuvième siècle. Répertoire universel des sciences, des lettres et des arts. Avec la biographie et de nombreuses gravures. Troisième édition.

      Paris, au Bureau de l'Encyclopédie du XIXe Siècle., , 1869. - 26 tomes bound in 25 vols. Large 8vo (25,5x18 cm). Half darkgreen morocco, with ribbons, gilt, and gilt titles; covers marbled paper; nicely decorated endpapers. Each volume: halftitle, title and 800 pp (vol. 2: 824 pp), printed in 2 columns. With some engravings in text. Encyclopédie A-Z (vols. 1-24), vol. 25 "Supplement", 800 pp. bound with (26): "Table Méthodique", 200 pp. We have to mention some minor defects: light brown spots in places but mainly to half-title and last leaf; convent stamp on titles; small marginal waterstain on half-title and title vol. 19; top of 1 spine rubbed; corners sl. bumped, a few corners with a bit damage; tear in backcover vol. 7 repaired). - On the whole a good complete set in nice bindings, with on foot of spines in gilt caracters the name of the owner: "Auguste Blondiaux". 38000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hésiode, Hymnes orphiques, Théocrite, Biôn, Moskhos, Tyrtée, Odes anacréontiques. Traduction nouvelle

      Original issue of Leconte de Lisle translation.Bound in red half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, gilded head, contreplats and paper guards at the tank, preserved covers and backs, some rare spots, fitting beige canvas modern binding.Precious autograph of the author George Sand:"Madame George Sandtribute of respectful admirationLeconte de Lisle "From his earliest writings, Leconte de Lisle was placed directly under the influence of George Sand, to whom he dedicated two early poems to George Sand and Lelia in solitude. This relationship gradually turned into mutual admiration, as George Sand will pay tribute to the author in an article in Time July 31, 1872: "Mr. Leconte de Lisle is also a great poet, and so strong that it is original became head of the school. We owe him a true recognition? it would have even national recognition. »This shipment form of tribute, reflects the esteem and mutual admiration that is worn by the two authors.Beautiful literary tribute to a beautifully bound copy. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1869 16x24,5cm relié sous emboitage

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        Traité de puériculture ou art d'élever les nouveau-nés jusqu'au sevrage.

      Paris, L'auteur, 1869. ____ Première édition. Envoi de l'auteur sur le titre "A mon ami Sergent pour lui servir en cas de divorce, souvenir d'amitié. P. Leplanquais." Très bel exemplaire, artistiquement relié. ***** First edition of this childcare treaty. Inscribed. Beautiful copy. In-12. [168 x 108 mm] Collation : 114, (2) pp. Chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, encadrement de fers dorés sur les plats, gardes de soie, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Fifth Edition, Tenth thousand.

      London: John Murray, 1869. 5th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (190 x 128 mm). xxxiii [1], 596 pp., 1 folding lithographed diagram. Uncut in original green cloth [Freeman's variant 'c' binding], covers stamped in blind, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, black glazed endpapers (unobtrusive repair of spine ends, corners bumped, extremities rubbed especially at corners, inner hinges partly cracking). Bound without the publisher's adverts in this copy as issued. Little foxing to endpapers, half-title and final leaf, otherwise clean and unmarked. All in all a very good copy. ----Freeman 387. - THE FIFTH AND RAREST of ALL EARLY EDITIONS OF "THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. This edition sees the first use by Darwin of Herbert Spencer's phrase 'survival of the fittest', appearing in the heading of Chapter IV. Its publication aroused world-wide criticism and controversy, both religious and scientific" (Grolier/Horblit). The first edition of 1250 copies was sold on the day of publication. Though the work was initially prompted by observations, made during his travels aboard the Beagle from 1831 to 1836, of the biology and geology of isolated islands, Darwin spent nearly 25 years after his return to England accumulating evidence and considering his theory before publishing. "Although the theory of evolution can be traced to the ancient Greek belief in the 'great chain of being,' Darwin's greatest achievement was to make this centuries-old 'underground' concept acceptable to the scientific community by cogently arguing for the existence of a viable mechanism -- natural selection -- by which new species evolve over vast periods of time. Darwin's influence on biology was fundamental and continues to be felt today" (Garrison-Morton). Very Good.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Fourteenth thousand.

      10], 192 pages. Engraved frontispiece and numerous engravings throughout. Bound in half red morocco gilt over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Octavo. Some marking and spotting, but a very good copy of the sixth edition.

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        Mopsa the Fairy. FIRST EDITION.

      Longmans, Green, & Co. 1869 Front.7 plates by Jessie MacGregor, Alfred W. Hunt & W. Eden; sl. spotting, leading blank torn at upper corner & laid down on verso of leading f.e.p. Contemp. half calf, gilt spine, red morocco label; rubbed. Signed 'Albert Foot, June 1879'.The extremely scarce first edition of Ingelow's haunting tale for children. Jean Ingelow, 1820-97, friend of Ruskin, Longfellow, Tennyson & Christina Rossetti, and a candidate for the role of poet laureate after Tennyson's death.

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        Our American Cousin: A Drama, in 3 Acts.

      First edition. [New York:] Printed, But Not Published, 1869. 12mo, modern blue paper board, black leather label on the upper board, gilt lettering, 46 pages. The most famous play (of many) by Tom Taylor (1817-1880) and arguably the most famous play of the 19th century: it was being performed at Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, when halfway through Act III John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln - thus immortalizing a farcical comedy which otherwise would have been long since forgotten. The American rights to Our American Cousin were purchased by New York theater owner Laura Keene in 1858. It was immensely popular and was still being performed more than ten years later, but there was no printed version of it until this one in 1869. Keene had shrewdly stated on the title-page that it was "Printed, but not published" - a step taken to protect her valuable rights from unscrupulous theater owners who could produce plays that had been "published" because copyright laws did not give them adequate protection. On the verso of the title-page is list of the cast at the first performance at Ms. Keene's theater on October 15, 1858, which included Joseph Jefferson. Contemporary manuscript notes on the front blank, listing other plays by Tom Taylor. Fine copy.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1869. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, to Reverend J. T. Freeman. Davis writes to Reverend Freeman thanking him for a proposed endowment to support the former President of the Confederacy. The letter provides a poignant glimpse of the former leader's post-war plight. He tells of his personal loss and hardship, but at the same time expresses his pride and gratitude for the enduring love and confidence of the Southern people. JEFFERSON DAVIS AFTER THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR: "At dawn on May 10, 1865, Davis was captured near Irwinville, Ga. He was imprisoned in a damp casemate at Fort Monroe, Va., and was put in leg-irons. Though outraged Northern public opinion brought about his removal to healthier quarters, Davis remained a prisoner under guard for two more years. Finally, in May 1867, he was released on bail and went to Canada to regain his shattered health. Several notable Northern lawyers offered their free services to defend him in a treason trial, which Davis longed for. The government, however, never forced the issue, many believe because it feared that such a trial might establish that the original Constitution gave the states a right to secede. The case was finally dropped on Dec. 25, 1868.... Davis made five trips to Europe in an effort to regain his health, and for a few years he served as president of an insurance company in Memphis, Tenn. In 1877 he retired to Beauvoir, a small Gulf-side estate near Biloxi, Miss., which a patriotic admirer provided for him. There he wrote his Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. Though pressed to enter the U.S. Senate, he declined to "ask for amnesty," for he felt he had done nothing wrong in fighting for states' rights under the Constitution, and he never regained his citizenship. He remained the chief spokesman and apologist for the defeated South. Davis' citizenship was restored posthumously in 1978" (Britannica).Two pages, folded 8vo sheet with integral blank. Fine.

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        Œuvres complètes. Roman [suivi de] Drame [suivi de] Poésie [suivi de] Le Rhin [suivi de] Littérature et philosophie

      chez Alexandre Houssiaux. New edition of the complete works of Victor Hugo, adorned with a sticker on each title page, a set of 100 etchings inset, three boards frontispiece of three volumes (poetry T.1 T.3 and Roman T.4) and a reproduction of a manuscript drawing of Hugo Volume 1 of the Rhine, p.265.Binders full brown sheepskin, back with five nerves decorated with cold boxes and gilded florets chez Alexandre Houssiaux à Paris 1869 14x23cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Etude sur les moyens de communication avec les planètes.

      Paris, Brx. du Cosmos, Gauthier-Villars, 1869. ____ Camille Flammarion avait invité Charles Cros a donner une conférence sur les possibilités de communication avec les éventuels habitants d'autres planètes. Ce mémoire reprend cette idée de "communication avec les planètes voisines de la terre, Mars et Vénus, au moyen de transmissions lumineuses." Cros propose une puissante lampe électrique, mise au foyer d'un miroir réflecteur parabolique dont l'axe principal est dirigé vers l'astre destinataire du message. Il imagine quelles devront être les procédures de formalisation des messages pour que les habitants des autres planètes comprennent qu'il s'agit de signaux volontaires et non de simples scintillements. Poète, apprécié des Surréalistes, Charles Cros (1842 - 1888) a été un inventeur malchanceux. Il a découvert un procédé de photographie en couleurs, en même temps que Ducos du Hauron et a inventé le phonographe (sans apparemment en construire un) indépendamment d'Edison qui a su rapidement commercialiser son idée. Un rare tiré à part de la revue "Cosmos", animée par l'Abbé Moigno, des 7, 14 et 21 août 1869 ***** Cros was convinced that pinpoints of light observed on Mars and Venus, probably high clouds illuminated by the sun, were the lights of large cities on those planets. He spent years petitioning the French government to build a giant mirror that could be used to communicate with the Martians and Venusians by burning giant lines on the deserts of those planets. He was never convinced that the Martians were not a proven fact, nor that the mirror he wanted was technically impossible to build. Charles Cros (October 1842 - 1888) was a French poet and inventor. He is perhaps most famous as the man who almost, but not quite, invented the phonograph. As far as is known, no one before him had thought of a practical way to reproduce sound from a recording of airborne sound waves. He discovered a theory of color photography at the same time that Ducos de Hauron. A rare off-print of the revue "Cosmos" In-8. Collation : 16 pp. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        L'homme qui rit

      Edition without edition statement.Binders of the time in half black shagreen. Back with nerves decorated with 3 florets. gilt titles. Traces of rubbing a few nerves and headdresses. rubbed edges and boards. bottom corners bumped. very light scattered spots.Pleasant copy, no edition statement, prepared in good time binding.Certainly Hugo's masterpiece in the romance field, baroque and dark, where style evolving by antitheses and oxymorons is pushed to its limits, and in which recognize the Surrealists. Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie ParisBruxelles 1869 In-8 (15x23cm) 381pp. et 301pp. et 291pp. et 384pp. 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés

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        Recueil de 19 articles et mémoires médicaux parus entre 1869 et 1879

      Delahaye, Masson, Etc.. first editions of these articles and separated by a white sheet memories. Half green vintage sheepskin. Part of title in black calf. Net. Very rubbed caps. This important meeting of ophthalmic products includes order: -Notes On eye health in schools and in the city of Lyon by J. Gayat. Lyon. Delahaye. 1874 30pp. -Guérison Six born blind by Dr. Louis Fialla. Bucharest. 1878 32pp. -On Common causes of failure in the extraction of cataract Morgagni and the way to triumph by Dr. George Martin Cognac. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 20pp. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1876, Paris. Delahaye. 1877 32pp. 5 fig. in text. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1875 Paris. Delahaye. 1876 35pp. 3 fig. in text. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1874, Paris. Delahaye. 1875 32pp. -De Cataracts, some remarks concerning the etiology. The infuence of the General on the results of the operation, observations by Dr. H. Romiée. Brussels. Henri Le Mans. 1877 22pp. General -Considerations on commonly called ophthalmia Egyptian ophthalmia by dr Dutrieux. Cairo. 1878 150pp. 2 pl. (Fig 9.) -In Cataract surgery. New process ... By Dr. Deloulme, Lyon. Lyon. L. Bud. 1878 15pp. -on Ophthalmoscope by Dr. CM Gariel. Paris. Savy. 1869 46pp. -From Neuro-dynamic treatment in certain eye diseases by Dr. Chapman. Paris. P. Asselin. 1878 16pp. -Research Ocular pathology in a case of purulent choroiditis with retinal detachment by Br Poncet. Paris. Masson. 1875 35pp. 6 pl. color 13 and Fig. (This article is present twice in the collection). -From Staphylome opaque and its treatment by OP Duquesnay. Paris. Delahaye. 1875 54pp. -Phénomènes Ophthalmoscopic invoked as signs of death by Dr. J. Gayat. No title page 1875 (Ghent, Van Doosselaere). 9pp. -Clinic Eye diseases Dr. Landolt. Report for the year 1878 Coulsdon. P. Brodard. 1879 30pp. Fig 6. -Contribution To the study of symptomatic cerebral amblyopia syphilose C. Mauriac. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 16pp. -the Introduction of the metric system in ophthalmology by Dr. Landolt. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 33pp. 3 fig. -Study The accomodation of the eye with LV foal. Paris. Masson. 1876 31pp. Mydriasis E. Percepied. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 78pp. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delahaye, Masson, Etc. paris,Lyon,Budapest,Le Caire,Bruxelles 1869 Fort in 8 (16x22cm) Un Vol. relié

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        The Illustrated London News. 1869 - (07 - 12). July 3 to December 25.

      London. Illustrated London News. 1869. Volume LIV. Bound volume, July through December 1869 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 668pp, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing 2 leaves (175/6, 415/6) croquet related, creases to a few pages, pg 45/46 detached, creased and soiled (in outer margins). FEATURED ITEMS: Many articles and wood engravings depicting scenery, towns, bridges etc. of the Union Pacific Railway, including a view of Pullman's Sleeping Car (exterior) and two interior views; views of Salt Lake City; extensive coverage of the opening of the Suez Canal, see partial list of images below; double page view of Town and Port of Macao (tipped in). DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS: "Exeter" (city view) 180-181, The International University Boat Race two images approx 6 1/2 x 19 inches 228-229, The City of Chester from the South Side 348-349, Blackfriars New Bridge Over the Thames (approximately 7 x 18 1/2 inches), Her Majesty Opening the Holborn Valley Viaduct 484-485, Her Majesty Opening the Blackfriars New Bridge 496-497, Town and Port of Macao 532-533 (approximately 19 x 6 1/2 inches), View of Athens With the New Railway Station 532-533 (approximately 19 x 6 1/2 inches), Opening of the Suez Canal: Blessing the Canal 588-589, Prize Cattle, Pigs and Sheep 612-613. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Landing of the French Atlantic Telegraph Cable Near Brest 8, The French Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Arrival of the Great Eastern off Brest 36, The Bermuda Floating Dock 21, Summer Evening on the Paris Boulevards 29, "Henry Wandsworth Longfellow" portrait 61, Prize Cattle 104, Prize Horses 105, The Union Pacific Railway...a Prairie Fire in Nebraska 121 (image 7 x 13 1/2 inches), "The Union Pacific Railway: Salt Lake City" (city view) 129, Prize Foxhounds 133, Hunting Guanacoes In Patagonia 153, The Union Pacific Railway: Weber Valley Tunnel and Skull Rock (two views) 161, The Place of Arms, Havannah, Cuba 193, Gathering Bilberries 277, Corsica...the Harbour 289, "Scenes in New Zealand: Bay in the Island of Kawau and Bay of Islands" two views 304, Forest Scene in Cuba 313, Flamingoes...Sandwich Harbour, South Africa 364, South African Travel: Breaking up the Camp at Daka 378, The Holborn Valley Viaduct: View Looking East 386, Circa de los Posas--Cuba 394, Ancient Hindu Temple at Bindrabund 401, "Wreck Chart of the British Isles for 1868" 433, "The Thames Subway at the Tower" four images approx 4 x 4 1/2 inches 440, Town and Port of Wellington, New Zealand476 (approximately 7 x 13 1/2 inches), The Great Eastern Leaving Portland Harbour 508, Murree, in the Punjaub 512, Mushroom Culture in France 552, Prize Dogs 600, "Prize Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigeons" 601, Opening of the Canal: the Procession of Ships 608, The High Priest at Nablus Reading the Pentateuch 625, Yachts Entering the Red Sea from the Suez Canal 649. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: New Zealand; South Africa; The Union Pacific Railway: Omaha Terminus (City View); Pullman's Sleeping Railway-Car; the Amsterdam Sea Canal; Opening of the Suez Canal.

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        Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrims' Progress;

      Hartford, Conneticut: American Publishing Company, 1869. First Edition, First Issue of " The Innocents Abroad"together with the Original Publisher's ProspectusTWAIN, Mark. The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrimsí Progress; Being some account of the Steamship Quaker Cityís pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; With descriptions of countries, nations, incidents and adventures, as they appeared to the author. With two hundred and thirty-four illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1869.First edition, first issue with all first issue points called for by BAL 3316. Missing page numbers in the Table of Contents on pages xvii-xviii.; Last entry reads "Thankful Devotion-A Newspaper Valedictory"; No illustration on p. 129; P. 643 shows "Chapter XLI"; Text ends on p. 651 followed by five Pages of ads with "Personal History" on p. 654.Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 220 x 143 mm). xviii, [19]-651, [5, publisherís advertisements] pp. Two frontispieces and fourteen inserted plates. Numerous text illustrations.Original publisher's brown cloth, stamped in gilt on spine. Front board stamped in gilt and ruled in blind. Back board stamped in blind. Brown coated endpapers. All edges speckled brown. Bottom corners rubbed. Top of spine with a small amount of fraying. Front board with small stain to top corner. Some occasional smudging throughout. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Front hinge with a bit of minor wear. Overall, a very bright, clean copy with no rubbing to gilt and better than usually encountered.[Together with]TWAIN, Mark. [Publisher's Prospectus for:] The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1871.Octavo (8 x 5 1/2 inches; 218 x 140 mm). Some sample text and illustrations, plus order sheets and a fold-out advertisement for a family Bible. This prospectus has the American Publishing Company imprint preceeding the H.H. Bancroft and Company imprint on the title page. The backstrip for the cloth edition is affixed to the front pastedown, and the ìlibrary (i.e. sheep) bindingî backstrip affixed to the rear pastedown.Full black cloth. Front board stamped in gilt and ruled in blind. Back board stamped in blind. Brown coated endpapers. Fold-out Bible advertisement with a large closed tear, professionally repaired. A bit of rubbing and soiling to binding and soiling. Endpapers a bit rubbed. Some dampstaining along outer edges of second frontispiece and final two leaves. Some light toning throughout. Two pages of order sheets with pencil and ink orders. Overall a very good copy.Both volumes chemised and housed together in a double, quarter morocco slipcase. Previous owner's bookplate on chemise of each volume."The Innocents Abroad. or the New Pilgrim's Progress [is] a travel book by Mark Twain. It is based on a series of letters he wrote from Europe to San Francisco and New York newspapers as a roving correspondent. The book, which burlesques the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-19th century, was well received in Europe and the U.S., and made Twain famous. Twain looked at hallowed European landmarks from a fresh and humorous point of view without reverence for the past, and poked fun at both American and European prejudices and manners." (BenÈt's Reader's Encyclopedia, 506).BAL 3316. Johnson, Twain, p. 9.HBS 67753.$9,500

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        Phineas Finn the Irish Member

      

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         Les tres-merveilleuses victoires des Femmes du nouveau monde suivi de la doctrine du siècle doré, avec une notice biographique & bibliographique par M. Gustave Brunet.

      Turin, J. Gay, 1869, pet. in 8°, de XV-115pp., ill. de bandeaux et fleurons in t., demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos finement orné, double filet sur les plats, t. dorée (Ad. Bertrand), coiffe sup. lég. frottée. Exemplaire nominatif sur papier vélin fin (pour M. Thérussot). (ex-libris Stanislas de Guaita) Rare réimpression à 100 exemplaires numérotés de la rarissime édition originale de 1553. Comme l'on sait c'est l'ouvrage le plus rare de Postel, et aussi le plus curieux, il est dédié à Marguerite de Navarre. Il fut aussitôt interdit, et la thèse de Postel fut dénoncée comme hérétique. La réimpression est suivie "La Doctrine du Siècle doré". Après avoir prêché la réconciliation des chrétiens et des musulmans, voici que Postel annonce le règne des femmes! C'est "L'une des expressions [de la défense des femmes] si hyperbolique, certains diront si délirante, qu'elle reste sans équivalent et sans postérité" (M. Angenot). Bouleversé par la rencontre avec une "femme messie" rencontrée à Venise, G. Postel poursuit donc sa mission de réunification du cosmos, en livrant son système extraordinairement élaboré qui investit la Femme, « nouvelle Eve », de la mission eschatologique de réunifier la dualité des êtres humains et, donc de parachever la mission divine. Comme l'analyse Cl. G. Dubois "Toute idée de régénération suppose un sentiment de culpabilité : or dans la pensée de Postel la responsabilité de la déchéance est tout entière du côté du sexe masculin. Eve, victime du péché, n'est point pécheresse: c'est Adam qui a tout gâté... . L'origine sexuelle du péché doit être recherchée du côté du sexe mâle: en renversant l'interprétation commune de la Genèse, Postel pense qu'Eve fut la victime, et non la provocatrice, du désir sexuel d'Adam. La malédiction, si elle existe, et la responsabilité première du péché pèsent sur le sexe fort. ... la femme est un être faible... L'homme se dégrade dans l'amour; la femme y trouve son ascension spirituelle. ... la femme devient à ses yeux la rédemptrice de la faute masculine...." (et aussi) " la rédemption par le Christ ne constitue qu'une étape de la rédemption totale: Dieu, par la passion de son fils, n'a donné aux hommes que « la moitié de son manteau ». Le Christ, image du nouvel Adam, attend donc son épouse avec laquelle il formera le couple rédempteur. C'est à l'Occident qu'il appartenait d'avoir la révélation féminine...." (et) "Postel met l'accent sur une femme, Marie-Madeleine... la pécheresse qui a abandonné le péché de la chair pour se consacrer à une autre forme d'amour ; c'est elle qui oint le Christ de parfums. Elle inaugure le rôle actif de la femme dans l'amour régénéré...". Pour finir Postel fait aussi l'analogie avec la découverte de l'Amérique et l'unification des deux hémisphères de la terre. ¶ cf. Claude-Gilbert Dubois Les métamorphoses mystiques de la sexualité dans la pensée de Guillaume Postel, in Études françaises, vol. 4, n° 2, 1968, p. 171-207 - Angenot Les champions des femmes, n°11 p. 37 - Brunet, IV, 836 - Claude Postel Les écrits de G. Postel II, p.84 - Gay Amour, femmes III, 1249 - Caillet n°8912 - Pas dans Dorbon - cat. Bibl. Guaita n°866.

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        Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus Striatus).

      London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (510 x 350 mm.), with letter-press text. The Striated Pardalote, Pardalotus Striatus is a busy little bird that feeds off insects and frequents the Eucalyptus tree. 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). Very good.

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        Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris. Bulletin Médical. . .

      Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1869. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1869-1870. 2 volumes. 4to (250 x 176 mm). [6], 189 [3]; [4], 256 pp. Several woodcut illustrations in text and 67 (of 68, including 6 coloured) original albumen prints of photographs pasted on strong paper and a folding lithographic plate by Emile Beau. Lacking plate 1 in vol. I only. Pages untrimmed and partially unopened. Contemporary half cloth (extremities rubbed). A few pages of text browned and foxed, marginal dust and finger soiling in places, vol. I with spaper residue sticking on plate X, plate III and pp. 7-10 in vol. I loose, a few pages crudely opened. ----RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF THE EARLIEST MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL KNOWN. "Its stated aim was to bring together the 'most interesting cases' found in the hospitals of Paris and illustrate them with photography, a medium 'whose veracity', wrote Bourneville, 'is superior to all other genres of iconography.' The volumes of the journal are filled with photographs of medical monsters: men, women, and children suffering from extreme cases of myriad diseases." (A. Hustvedt, Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris, Norton & Co., 2011, p.162). The journal appeared from 1869 to 1876. Since the albumen print process does not allow good color reproduction, Montméja colored some of the images by hand from nature. The journal also contains several articles of the most respected masters of science, work on specialties in the micrograph and accessories sciences. It was also meant as an extension of an existing initiative in dermatology, Clinique photographique de l'hôpital de Paris founded in 1868 by Montméja and Hardy. Very Good.

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        Der Bär an der KetteLithographie Nr. 1/30 vom Künstler signiert !!!!!.

      Lithographie Nr. 1/30 vom Künstler signiert.guter ZustandGeorg August Gaul (* 22. Oktober 1869 in Großauheim - heute ein Stadtteil von Hanau 18. Oktober 1921 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Tierbildhauer im Übergang vom Historismus zur Moderne. August Gaul war der Sohn von Philipp Gaul (1840-1910), von Beruf Steinmetz, und dessen Ehefrau Katharina (1838-1882). Erste Anregungen für seinen späteren Beruf erhielt er in der Werkstatt des Vaters. In einer Silberwarenfabrik absolvierte er eine Lehre als Modelleur und Ziseleur, seit 1884 war er Schüler an der Königlichen Zeichenakademie in Hanau. Mit Unterstützung seines dortigen Professors, des Bildhauers Max Wiese, ging er 1888 nach Berlin, wo er zunächst im Bildhaueratelier von Alexander Calandrelli arbeitete und Kurse an der Abendschule des Kunstgewerbemuseums belegte. Nachdem er 1890 eine Dauerfreikarte für den Berliner Zoologischen Garten gewonnen hatte, betrieb er dort intensive Zeichenstudien, oft schon früh am Tage. 1894 nahm er ein Studium an der Berliner Kunstakademie auf, in der Klasse des Malers Paul Meyerheim, dessen besondere Stärke die Darstellung von Tieren war.1895 begann Gaul seine Tätigkeit als Meisterschüler im Atelier von Reinhold Begas, damals der führende Vertreter des Neobarock in der Berliner Bildhauerschule. Begas überließ ihm die Arbeit an zwei der vier Löwen für sein Kaiser-Wilhelm-Nationaldenkmal vor dem Berliner Stadtschloss. Das Denkmal wurde 1950 abgetragen, die Löwen stehen jetzt vor dem Raubtierhaus im Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde. Ein Preis, den die Akademie ihm für ein Relief zuerkannt hatte, ermöglichte Gaul 1897/98 einen Studienaufenthalt in Italien. Nach seiner Rückkehr erlangte er größere Bekanntheit durch seine Skulptur der zwei Römischen Ziegen, die er auch auf der Pariser Weltausstellung von 1900 zeigen konnte. 1898 gehörte er zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Berliner Secession, eines Zusammenschlusses von Künstlern wie Max Liebermann, Louis Tuaillon und Walter Leistikow, die sich gegen den vorherrschenden akademischen Kunstbetrieb wandten seit 1902 war er im Vorstand der Secession tätig. Im Jahre 1900 heiratete Gaul in Berlin-Wilmersdorf Clara Haertel (1874-1940), die beiden bekamen zwei Töchter und einen Sohn.Geschäftsführende Sekretäre der Secession waren die Vettern Bruno und Paul Cassirer, die in Berlin eine Kunstgalerie besaßen. Die Galeristen vermittelten Gaul kaufkräftige Kunden wie den Unternehmer Eduard Arnhold, den Zeitungsverleger Rudolf Mosse, den Maler Max Liebermann und den Reeder Albert Ballin. Zu den frühen Interessenten gehörten auch Museumsdirektoren wie Alfred Lichtwark, der 1906 neun Tierskulpturen für die Hamburger Kunsthalle erwarb. Derartige Kontakte boten zumindest finanziell einen zufriedenstellenden Ausgleich für einige vergebliche Versuche, in Berlin Aufträge für größere Werke im öffentlichen Raum zu bekommen. Zu den engeren Freunden des Bildhauers gehörten seine Berufskollegen Bernhard Heising und Ernst Barlach sowie der Maler und Zeichner Heinrich Zille. Mit dem lebensfrohen Paul Cassirer freundete sich der eher introvertierte August Gaul besonders an (im Freundeskreis war die Rede von Paulchen und Gaulchen), der Galerist war auch in Gauls Todesstunde an dessen Seite und versuchte später, den künstlerischen Nachlass sinnvoll zu regeln. August Gaul wurde 1908 zum Professor an der Akademie der Künste ernannt und 1919 in die Ankaufskommission der Berliner Nationalgalerie berufen. Er starb 1921 kurz nach seiner Ernennung zum Senator an der Akademie der Künste, ohne dieses Amt noch antreten zu können. Sein Ehrengrab der Stadt Berlin befindet sich im Feld 7 auf dem Berliner Friedhof Dahlem.Zum WerkVon seiner Ausbildung her und durch die Arbeit bei Reinhold Begas war Gaul dem Historismus verbunden, speziell dem Neobarock, einem repräsentativen, zuweilen pathetischen Stil mit anspruchsvollen Motiven und oft komplizierten Formen. Sein Studienaufenthalt in Italien 1897/98 brachte eine grundlegende Umorientierung. Über den Bildhauer Louis Tuaillon (1862-1919), der sich zwischen 1885 und 1903 in Rom aufhielt und seinerseits von Adolf von Hildebrand (1847-1921) beeinflusst war, lernte Gaul dessen Lehren und Arbeitsweise kennen. Hildebrand lebte seit etwa 1870 abwechselnd in Italien und München. Seine Skulpturen waren gekennzeichnet durch ruhige Formen und durch Verzicht auf alle Details, die zum Verständnis des Ganzen entbehrlich waren damit bildete er einen künstlerischen Gegenpol zu Begas. In der Schrift Vom Problem der Form in der bildenden Kunst beschrieb er 1893 seine Vorstellungen.In der Folge orientierte sich August Gaul an diesen Vorgaben und übertrug sie auf seine eigene Arbeit. Er betonte die plastischen Qualitäten, zeigte die Tiere in ruhiger, typischer Haltung, konzentriert auf das Wesentliche, weitgehend frei von stofflich begründeten Strukturen. Mit dieser sachlichen Auffassung nahm er Charakteristika der beginnenden Moderne vorweg. Zeitgenössische Beobachter erwähnten mehrfach einen Bezug zu altägyptischer und antiker Skulptur, mit der sich Gaul auseinandergesetzt hatte so schrieb der Kunsthistoriker Emil Waldmann 1919: Erst wenn er dann ägyptische und etruskische und archaisch-griechische Dinge ansah, wußte er, wie man der Natur gegenüber treten müsse ...[1]. Derartige Vergleiche mussten an der Oberfläche bleiben, sie konnten nur die Formgebung betreffen. Der religiös-symbolische Hintergrund der frühen Bildwerke hatte für Gaul keine Bedeutung. Er selbst beschrieb seine Arbeit so: Ich will gar nicht die Natur pedantisch imitieren, sondern das Typische und ihren seelischen Kern festhalten. Vor allem will ich eine plastische Arbeit machen (...) Was mich bei den Tieren anzieht, ist ganz wesentlich künstlerischer Art. Ich mache Tiere, weil es mich freut.[2]Im Zentrum des Lebenswerkes steht eindeutig die Tierplastik. Nur drei Darstellungen von Menschen sind bekannt, darunter ein Eselsreiter im Foyer des Rathauses Berlin-Spandau, für den der Sohn des Bildhauers Modell stand. In Berlin finden sich zwei kleinere Brunnen mit Enten und Schwanenküken, vorwiegend interessierte sich Gaul jedoch für nicht domestizierte Tiere wie Löwen, Bären und Affen, Widder und Wisente, Seelöwen, Pinguine und Fischotter. Zwei Wisent-Skulpturen zieren die Freitreppe der Kieler Kunsthalle[3].Für eine Große Stehende Löwin bekam er auf der Secessions-Ausstellung 1901 viel Beifall, das Werk stand bis nach Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Garten der Berliner Villa von Eduard Arnhold, jetzt ist es im Museum Großauheim zu finden. Die Großplastik Kämpfende Wisente, 1912 in Königsberg (jetzt Kaliningrad) aufgestellt, gehört zu den bekanntesten Monumenten der Stadt. Ein großformatiger Adler, ursprünglich von Albert Ballin für die Toreinfahrt seiner Hamburger Villa in Auftrag gegeben, steht seit 1923 als weithin sichtbares Fliegerdenkmal auf der Wasserkuppe in der Rhön. Zwei weitere Exemplare werden in der Kunsthalle Hamburg und in der Alten Nationalgalerie in Berlin aufbewahrt. Einige von Gauls Tierplastiken sind in seinem Geburtsort Hanau-Großauheim zu sehen, so am Rochusplatz, vor der Schule am Brunnen (benannt nach einem von Gaul gestalteten Brunnen im Bereich Hauptstraße/Hanauer Landstraße) und im Museum Großauheim.Die Metallskulpturen Gauls wurden in der angesehenen Bildgießerei Hermann Noack in Berlin hergestellt und, soweit es sich um kleinere Formate handelte, bei Cassirer in eng begrenzter Stückzahl angeboten. Nach dem Tod des Künstlers legten Paul Cassirer, Barlach und Gauls Schüler Max Esser in einer Liste fest, welche beispielhaften Arbeiten noch in limitierter Auflage gegossen werden sollten. Gauls Schwiegersohn, der Mann seiner Tochter Charlotte, ignorierte die Empfehlung der Fachleute und ließ sehr bald eine größere Anzahl von weiteren Motiven gießen.(wikipedia)

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        Tom & Jerry. Life in London, or The day and night scenes of John Hawthorne, ... and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis. With numerous coloured illustrations from real life deigned by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.

      John Camden Hotten. [1869] Half title, col. front. & 35 col. plates, 26pp ads (undated, but with mention of 'Special List for 1870); text a little browned. Orig. blue sand-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; spine a little darkened & carefully repaired at head, inner hinge sl. splitting. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Dickens, and Sotheran's 'from the Library of Charles Dickens' label, June 1870. Initialled in pencil 'C.D.E.'Listed in the Catalogue of Dickens's Library, p.41, offered at 7s. 6d. With a 26pp introduction by Hotten, dated November 1869.

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        The Koran - commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed; [With the rare, folded "Plan and View of the Beit Allah or Mosque at Mecca" and with 4 additional plates in the rear of the volume: 1. Map of Arabia / 2. A Genealogical Table of the Tribes of the genuine Arabs / 3. A Genealogical Table of the Tribes of the Naturalized Arabs being the descendants of Ismael the son of Abraham, by a daughter of Modad the Jorhamite. / 4. The Tribe of Koreish. Translated into english immediately from the original arabic. Enriched with numerous explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved commentators and preliminary discourse on the religious and political condition of the Arabs before the Time of Mohammed. A new Edition, with a Memoir of the Translator, a valuable introductory notice, many illustrative Notes and Various Readings from Savary's Version of the Koran.

      William Tegg,, 1869. London, William Tegg, 1869. 8°. Folded Frontispiece Illustration with original tissue-guard, XI, 516 pages including Index. Original Hardcover. Green cloth withgilt lettering on spine and frontcover. Beautifully, professionally rebacked with basically no trace of the repair. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Text very clean. Binding firm. New endpapers. Bound with original endpapers. The very rare and often missing plan of the Beit Allah or Mosque at Mecca in excellent condition ! George Sale (1697, Canterbury, Kent, England ? 1736, London, England) was an Orientalist and practising solicitor, best known for his 1734 translation of the Qur'an into English. He was also author of The General Dictionary, in ten volumes, folio.nHe was educated at the King's School, Canterbury, and in 1720 became a student of the Inner Temple. It is known that he trained as a solicitor in his early years but took time off from his legal pursuits, returning at need to his profession. Sale was an early member of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.nSale became seriously ill for eight days before his death, and died at Surrey Street, The Strand, of fever on November 13, 1736. Sale was buried at St. Clement Danes. His family consisted of a wife and five children.nHe took the time to apply himself in the study of the eastern and other languages, both ancient and modern. Carolus Dadichi, the king's interpreter, helped Sale in his studies of oriental dialects. Sale reputedly spent 25 years in Arabia, thus acquiring his knowledge of the Arabic language and customs; this was the basis of Voltaire's statements in the Dictionnaire Philosophique (articles ?Alcoran,? ?Arot and Marot?). On the other hand Harold Lyon Thomson, writing in the Dictionary of National Biography, stated that he never left his native country.nIn 1734, Sale published the translation of the Qur'an, dedicated to John Lord Carteret. Sale provided numerous notes and a "Preliminary Discourse" which was manifest with in-depth knowledge of Eastern habits, manners, traditions, and laws. Voltaire bestowed high praise on Sale's version of the Koran. Sale did not, however, place Islam at an equal level with Christianity. nnHe stated:n"As Mohammed gave his Arabs the best religion he could, preferable, at least, to those of the ancient pagan lawgivers, I confess I cannot see why he deserves not equal respect, though not with Moses or Jesus Christ, whose laws came really from heaven, yet with Minos or Numa, notwithstanding the distinction of a learned writer, who seems to think it a greater crime to make use of an imposture to set up a new religion, founded on the acknowledgment of one true God, and to destroy idolatry, than to use the same means to gain reception to rules and regulations for the more orderly practice of heathenism already established."nnSale's translation of the Qu'ran has been reprinted into modern times. In January 2007, Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, was sworn in on an old edition of Sale's Koran, donated to the Library of Congress in the early 19th century by Thomas Jefferson. Sale was also a corrector of the Arabic New Testament (1726) issued by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. He acquired a library with valuable rare manuscripts of Persian, Turkish, and Arabic origins (which is now held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford). (Wikipedia)

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        Les fleurs du mal. - Complément aux Fleurs du mal

      First edition printed on vélin d'Angoulême paper, first printing, complete with the six suppressed pieces and the fault "Feurs du Mal" on pp. 31 and 108, as well as the pagination error on p. 45 (marked 44).Bound in blak shagreen, spine in six compartments with double blindruled compartments and a gilt fleuron to centre, gilt date to foot of spine, gilt roulettes to head- and tailpieces, sextuple blindruled fillets and fleurons to the covers,  marbled endpapers and pastedowns, gilt dentelle frame to pastedowns, gilt fillet to edges, upper cover preserved for Les fleurs du mal, covers preserved for the Complément, all edges gilt ; slipcase edged in black shagreen, marbled paper boards, lined with grey suede, a very nicely bound copy by Semet & Plumelle.A very slight lack to foot of half title page and title page of Les Fleurs du mal.Included with the work is, with a same binding, the first edition of "Complément aux Fleurs du mal" published by Michel Lévy 1869.A very fine set nicely and elegantly bound by Semet & Plumelle. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise & Michel Lévy Paris 1857 & 1869 124x194mm & 117x178mm 2 volumes reliés sous un double-étui

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        The Illustrated London News. 1869 - (01 - 06). January 2 to June 26.

      London. Illustrated London News. 1869. Volume LIV. Bound volume, January through June 1869 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 652pp, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, 3 inches of leather from head and tail of spine missing, front joint /hinge split but still hanging on, rear board detached. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing 1 leaf (443-444) classified ad, chip to lower right corner of page 397 (well outside image area), creases to a few pages. FEATURED ITEMS: The New Overland Route to India. The Mont Cenis Summit Railway, crossing the Alps to Italy. An article on the project reads: From Brindisi, a short sea passage to Alexandria etc. 81, 101, 104, 129; The Railway Tunnel of the Alps 152, 153. Numerous full-page views of the landscape and the railroad under construction, and also interesting views of the tunneling through the mountains with diagram of the project. Extensive coverage: The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal; the canal under construction. A stunning tipped-in double page view: Bird's-Eye View of the Entrance to the Suez Canal from the Red Sea 396-397. See list of additional views below. Striking full-page portrait: General Grant, the New President of the United States 260. DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS: The Volunteer Review at Dover 356-7, The Thames Embankment from the Temple 380-381, Bird's-Eye View of the Entrance to the Suez Canal from the Red Sea 396-397, The Crimea Revisited: ruins of the City of Sebastopol 540-541. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Scenes from the Christmas Pantomimes, two pages, each with two images (4 and 5}, Harlequin Robinson Crusoe; Puss and Boots and the Miller's Son; The Gnome King; Turko the Terrible, Mashabroom Peak, Little Thibet 8, The Boulevards, Paris 44, The Organ Mountains Rio de Janeiro 57, The Meyrick Collection of Armour 88, Town and Port of Brindisi 180, The Prince and Princess of Wales in Egypt 200, 201, General Grant, the New President of the United States 260, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal at Port Said 261, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal Near Kantaba 281, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal Lake Timsah 284, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: Ismailia 312, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: The Cutting Near Chalouf 336, Londonderry, Ireland 460, Belfast, from Newtownbreda 493, Prize Cow and Sheep 588, Prize Dogs in the National Dog Show 600, The Great Eastern Leaving Sheerness With the French Atlantic Cable 636. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: Opening of a new Dock at Singapore; The Gaiety Theatre, Strand; Milford Sound, New Zealand; Hong King Regatta; New Globe Theatre, Strand; The New Overland Route to India; "Suppression of the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa; Rangoon, British Burmah; "The Explorations at Jerusalem; The New Treaty Port of Hakodadi, Japan.

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        Aquarell: Sandvig auf Bornholm.

      Bildmaß: 31 x 44 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 35,5 x 47,5 cm ). Links unten mit M. Heilmann und etwas undeutlich mit *Sandwig* bezeichnet sowie mit 31.7. (19)14 datiert. Das Aquarell etwas fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, ansonsten guter Zustand. Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers stammend. Max Heilmann ( *1869 in Schmiedeberg - 1956 ), studierte in Breslau und an der Kunstschule in Weimar, zeigte Gemälde und Radierungen in den Berliner Großen Kunstausstellungen, im Münchner Glaspalast, in Düsseldorf und Hannover. - Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVI, Seite 276. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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