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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861 - 1865). 4 Volume set being Part I, volumes 1 & 2 and Part II, volumes 1 & 2.

      Government Printing Office 1870-1979, Washington - 2 parts in 4 volumes. Part First being the Surgical Volume; Part Second being the Medical Volume. Bound in blue cloth; gilt title to spine. Copiously illustrated throughout with diagrams and full-color plates depicting different types of injuries. An exhaustive study of thousands of medical cases of all kinds during the times of the American Civil War. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise a nice clean set without previous owner's names or any other markings. All volumes uniformly and professionally rebound replacing the government's invariably insufficient bindings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fünfzehn Ansichten der neuen St. Gotthards-Strasse vom St. Gotthard-Hospiz bis Lugano.. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und geäzt von M. Kälin und J. Suter. Nebst einer Beschriebung von Herrn Lusser M.D..

      Quer-4. (2) Bl., 72 S. Mit 15 Aquatinta-Tafeln, Neuer HLdr-Bd. (Umschlag mit eingebunden)., Etwas stockfleckig, 2 Bl min wasserrändig, gutes Exemplar. Lonchamp 1870. - Barth 18064. Tafel: Hospice du St. Gotthard Pont Tremola Route de Val Tremola Airolo Passage de Stalvedro Dazio grande Defilé de Dazio grande Pont inferieure de Dazio grande Faido Près de Faido Val Leventina Giornico Bodio Cresciano et Claro Bellinzona Lugano Madonna del Sasso à Locarno

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        Man and Wife - A Novel.

      F.S. Ellis, London., 1870. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp xii, 356; vi, 359; vi, 348. Mid-twentieth century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. One of the novels in which Collins tackles social abuses, this being a foray into the legal disadvantages of married women. Prelims just a little spotted. A near-fine set.

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, and other Poems. With Illustrations by Joseph Noel Paton and Waller H. Paton.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1870 - Quarto (238 x 174 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt raised bands, gilt arms of Scotland and armorial cornerpieces within gilt frame to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, blue page marker. Joints discreetly restored, spine gently rolled and lightly toned, minor wear to extremities, a couple of small scratches to covers; a very good, bright copy. Numerous steel-engraved headpieces, vignettes and near full-page illustrations. Presentation copy from Victoria's favourite daughter, Princess Beatrice, to the queen's favourite servant, John Brown, inscribed by the princess on the front blank, "To John Brown, with best wishes for the season, from Beatrice, Xmas. 1874". An intriguing association: Brown (1826–1883) had been a significant feature in the royal household for the majority of Beatrice's life, having been selected by Prince Albert to be Victoria's personal servant in Scotland in 1858. The Scotsman quickly became indispensable to Victoria after Albert's death in 1861, becoming the cause of salacious gossip and familial tensions. Beatrice (1857–1944) is often considered to have been the closest of Victoria's children to Brown, spending considerable time in his company, notably in Balmoral, and helping him to carry out her mother's wishes in her role as "the prop, comfort and companion" of Victoria. Victoria found solace in both Beatrice and Brown after Albert's death, being "over-protective of her 'Baby' until she was well into adult life" (ODNB). Aytoun's Lays, first published in 1849, are modelled on the works of Macaulay and Scott and "became important texts in the romantic revival in mid-Victorian Scotland", a movement which Victoria's passion for Scotland, first fired by her 1842 visit with Albert, did much to encourage (ibid.). Indeed Queen Victoria was presented a copy of an earlier edition of the same work by Prince Albert, later Edward VII, and his wife Alexandra, in 1865. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861 - 1865). 4 Volume set being Part I, volumes 1 & 2 and Part II, volumes 1 & 2.

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1870-1979. Washington: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1870-1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 2 parts in 4 volumes. Part First being the Surgical Volume; Part Second being the Medical Volume. Bound in blue cloth; gilt title to spine. Copiously illustrated throughout with diagrams and full-color plates depicting different types of injuries. An exhaustive study of thousands of medical cases of all kinds during the times of the American Civil War. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise a nice clean set without previous owner's names or any other markings. All volumes uniformly and professionally rebound replacing the government's invariably insufficient bindings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        U. S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West by J. W. Powell and A. H. Thompson--Set of Fourteen Stereoviews

      - Set of 14 stereoviews with views from the John Wesley Powell's second expedition, with all photographs credited to John K. Hillers and E. O. Beaman, and published in the late 1870's, in very good condition. Images include: No. 231, The Canon, from To-ro-weap Valley, (Looking Up. ) ; No. 202, Looking Up the River; Two stereoviews of No. 220, The Canon, seen from To-ro-weap Valley; No. 25, Snow Creek (photo taken by E. O. Beaman) ; No. 20, Lower Cascades; No. 26, Tower Walls; No. 238, Heart of the Canon; No. 46, The Race, Bullion Canon; No. 118, The Twin Pinnacles; No. 98, The Messenger; No. 79, The Abandoned Boats; and two stereoviews are without titles or descriptions. These images depict views of the Green River, Colorado River, Kanab Creek, Ashley's Creek, Sevier River, Rio Virgin and Indians of the Colorado Valley. All photographs, except one, are credited to John K. Hillers. Although originally hired as a boatman, the German-born Hillers assisted Beaman and became the most prominent photographer of the expedition due to his enthusiasm for learning the techniques and willingness to carry heavy equipment. Powell had intended that his cousin Clem would assist, but he proved unenthusiastic. Powell made Hillers the head photographer, and after the Colorado River expeditions, he continued to work for Powell at the USGS and Bureau of Ethnology until his retirement. All stereoviews are mounted on heavy cardstock, most yellow on front and bearing red ink stamps on front, and all, except three, have printed captions pasted on verso. Conditions range from good to very good, most photographs have medium contrast with a few stunners, all have light wear to corners, most have light soiling at edges and on verso, a few have light toning and pencil marginalia on verso. ; 4 1/2" x 7"

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        Trois tirés à part décrivant des instruments chirugicaux inventés par... : Appareil protecteur des cicatrices ; De la cautérisation linéaire appliquée aux décollements cutanés et muqueux ; Tumeurs diverses détruites à l'aide d'une pince à cuvettes

      [Paris, imprimerie de E. Martinet], [1870, 1861 et 1860], in-8, trois plaquettes en un volume, 2-4-3 pp, demi-maroquin moderne fauve à la bradel, pièce de titre brune en long, Extraits du Journal de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques. Figures dans le texte. Instruments de l'invention d'Alphonse Auguste Amussat (1821-1878), fils de Jean Zuléma Amussat.

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        Historische Nachricht von denen Glocken, Oder allerhand curieuse Anmerckungen vom Ursprung, Materie, Nutzen Gebrauch und Mißbrauch der Glocken. Aus bewährter Männer Schrifften gesammlet, und Zur vergönneten Gemüths-Vergnügung mitgetheilet von Irenio Montano.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz. 3 Bll., 135 S. HLdr. um 1870. Wohl die erste Monographie zum Thema. - Gering berieben. Einband mit Spuren einer entfernten Etikette. Frontispiz verso mit schwachem Namensstempel.

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        Depeschen vom Kriegs-Schauplatz. Offizielle militärische Nachrichten. (Herausgeber) Königliches Polizei-Präsidium, von Wurmb. 1ste Depesche, Trier, den 30. Juli 1870 bis 191ste Depesche 7./8. März 1871. (Ohne die Nr. 38, 76, 77 und 135).

      Berlin. Königliches Polizei-Präsidium, von Wurmb, Druck von Ernst Litfaß, Königlichem Hofbuchdrucker, 1870/1871. Zusätzlich dabei : je ein Aufruf \"An die Armee\" und \" An mein Volk\" (gez. Wilhelm). 187 Original-einseitig bedruckte Blätter. 36, 5 x 24 cm, zeitgenössischer Halbleinenband, Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen. Beigebunden: die Aufrufe \"An mein Volk\" vom 31. Juli 1870, gez. Wilhelm, \"An die Armee\" vom 2. Augusti 1870, gez. Wilhelm (beide 35,5 x 44,5 cm) sowie zwei Extra-Blätter der \"Staatsbürger- Zeitung\" vom 16. und 26. Feb. 1871. Einige wenige Depeschen etwas knitterig oder geringfügig eingerissen, im Ganzen, gut erhaltene fast vollständige Sammlung. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Deutsch - Französischer Krieg 1870 - 1871 Zeitungen Depeschen Depesche vom Kriegs-Schauplatz Kriegsschauplatz

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        The Dubuque Chess Journal. Problem Tournay, January to June 1871

      162 page with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 32-8) First edition.A composite volume made up of a succession of publications over the period. Contents: (a) Rules of entry for the first tourney, dated 31st December, 1870. Title-page reads The Dubuque Chess Journal Problem Tournay January to June 1871. Includes 44 diagrammed problems, mainly in 2 or 3 moves, with solutions. 48 numbered pages. (b) Tourney No 2 from Brownson's Chess Journal, June to August, 1871. Contains problems 45-55 (various), diagrammed, with solutions. Published Dubuque, 1871. 11 pages, number 45-55. (c) Tourney No 3. Contains problems 56--75 (various). 20 unnumbered pages; undated (1872?). (d)Tourney No 4. Contains problems 76-115. Dated December 1872 and paged from 81-120. Problem number 76 is repeated on the last page of the previous sequence (i.e. page 80). Pages 101-108 printed on yellow paper. (e)Tourney No 5. Pages 121-136, containing problems 116-131. Undated (1873?). (f) Tourney No 6 from Brownson's Chess Journal. Pages 132-158, problems 132-158. Dated June 30th 1886. Published Rockdale.Condition:Rebound gift inscription on front end paper to Eugene Delmar (1841-1909) and American, one of the leading United States chess masters of the 19th century and the four-time New York State champion in 1890, 1891, 1895 and 1897. else a very good to fine copy.

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        [Werke].

       Tiel, H. C. A. Campagne [ca. 1870]. 8 Bde. in 4 geb. 8°. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Dekorative Kalbhalblederbände.Nicht bei Goed. - Erste in Holland gedruckte Ausgabe. Wohl ein Raubdruck Hermann Carl Anton Campagnes. Gesetzt in Antiqua. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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        Autograph letter signed to C. Becker

      1870 - Smith, Willoughby (1828-91). A.L.s. to C. Becker. London, January 24, 1870. 1 page. 201 x 127 mm. Remains of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark. From Willoughby Smith, chief electrician for the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, and discoverer of selenium's light-sensitive properties, regarding an order for "six marine, six astatic and six speaking galvanometers." As an engineer with the Gutta-Percha Company of London, Smith helped to manufacture and lay the first undersea cables in the English Channel and the Mediterranean; he also worked on the 1858, 1865, and 1866 Atlantic cables. In 1873 Smith discovered that metallic selenium is electrically sensitive to light, and that its electrical conductivity varies in proportion to the amount of exposure to light. This discovery provided a stimulus to inventors interested in "phototelegraphy," or the transmission of optical images over distances by electricity, and is considered a key development in the origins of television. Origins of Cyberspace 199.

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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861 - 1865). 4 Volume set being Part I, volumes 1 & 2 and Part II, volumes 1 & 2.

      Washington: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1870-1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 2 parts in 4 volumes. Part First being the Surgical Volume; Part Second being the Medical Volume. Bound in blue cloth; gilt title to spine. Copiously illustrated throughout with diagrams and full-color plates depicting different types of injuries. An exhaustive study of thousands of medical cases of all kinds during the times of the American Civil War. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise a nice clean set without previous owner's names or any other markings. All volumes uniformly and professionally rebound replacing the government's invariably insufficient bindings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Konvolut v. 16 Orig.-Photographien (Albumen).

      [Rom, ca. 1870-1880].. Alle auf Kartons mont. 1. Roma - Arco di Constantino. Via Trionfale. 33 x 41, 4 cm. (Blattgr.); 19, 5 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 2. Roma. Colosseo preso da S. Francesca Romana. N. 516. a. [ca. 1880]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 8 cm. (Bildgr.). unerer Rand berieb. - 3. Roma. Foro Romano dall' alto del Campodoglio. N. 529. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 26 cm. (Bildgr.) - 4. Roma, Foro Traiano, Panorama. N. 576. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 26 cm. (Bildgr.). - 5. Roma. Piazza del Popolo, Panorama dal M. Pincio, N. 588. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 6 cm. (Bildgr.). - 6. Roma - Mole Adriana e Ponte S. Angelo. [ca. 1870]. 32, 7 x 40, 2 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 7. Roma. Arco di Constantino con il Colosseo. N. 501. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35, 2 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 25, 8 cm. (Bildtgr.). - 8. Roma - Palazzo dei Cesari. Casa di Settimio Severo. [ca. 1870]. 32, 5 x 41 cm. (Blattgr.); 19, 7 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 9. Roma - Regina viarum o Via Appia. [ca. 1870]. 32, 8 x 41, 3 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 25, 3 cm. (Bildgr.). - 10. Roma. Pantheon di Agrippa. N. 630: 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 26 cm. (Bildgr.). - 11. Roma. Colonna Antonina. N. 580. 35 x 28 cm. (Blattgr.), 26 x. 20, 6 cm. (Bildgr.). - 12. Roma - Colonna Antonina, e Piazza Colonna. [ca. 1870]. 41,6 x 32, 8 cm. (Blattgr.); 25 x 19, 7 cm. (Blattgr.). kl. Fehlstelle am linken Rand d. Photogr. - 13. Roma - Via Sacra Arco di Tito Vespasiano. 41, 5 x 32, 7 cm. (Blattgr.); 25, 5 x 20, 2 cm. (Bildgr.). kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Eck im weißen Rand. - 14. Roma - Tempio della Concordia al Foro Romano. [ca. 1870]. 33 x 41, 6 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 15. Roma - Colosseo o Anfiteatro Flavio. [ca. 1870]. 33 x 41, 3 cm. (Blattgr.); 19, 5 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 16. Roma - Tempio di Vesta. Tempio Fortuna Virile. Casa di Rienzi. 32, 8 x 41, 7 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 3 cm. (Bildgr.).

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        [Manuscript]: Young Woman's Eye-Witness Account of The Second Battle of Memphis (August 21, 1864) as Recorded by Hannah Elizabeth Collins, who was present on the Campus of the State Female College during the Battle

      [Memphis, Tennessee. circa 1870]. Manuscript account written on rectos only in ink on sixteen 8" x 10" leaves of laid paper. Blank verso of the last sheet is lightly toned and with two small stains, but otherwise the manuscript is fine. A neatly written memoir of approximately 2300 words describing General Nathan Bedford Forrest's daring raid on Union-occupied Memphis and the ensuing battle that raged around and on the campus of the State Female College in August, 1864. Though the work is unsigned, and presumably written not long after the War, the author identifies herself at the time of the battle as: "a girl of sixteen, looking with eager eyes upon the living history daily enacted before her, [who] lived with her father, Rev. Charles Collins, formerly of Portland, in one of several large buildings located upon the college campus. This place was situated in this southern suberb [sic] between the picket line and the city, and was surrounded on all sides by camps of various regiments -- almost deserted now -- the able-bodied men being with Smith marching towards Oxford ... ."An expedition of Union troops under General A. J. Smith had just been sent south in an attempt to capture General Forrest, rumored to be quartered in Oxford, Mississippi. This left Memphis vulnerable, with, as she describes it, "only a few able-bodied men ... left to guard camp, and one or two regiments of a hundred day men whose time was about expired." General Forrest had managed to slip away from Oxford and attack Memphis, in an attempt to capture Union generals posted there and to liberate Confederate prisoners from the Irving Block Prison. Hannah Collins recounts the day of the battle in and around the grounds of the College in graphic detail: "For two hours the firing was incessant and fierce battle raged." She and her family were ushered out of the back of a campus building, "we crept out, passing through long corridors, exposed to considerable danger from the bullets which came flying from the doorways and windows ..." and were piloted, "as shells flew screaming and shrieking over our heads ..." to a place of safety in the cottage of a nearby neighbor.Union and Confederate troops continued to fight in the area, and Forrest's attack on Irving Block Prison ultimately failed when Union troops stalled his men at the State Female College. Nonetheless, the battle resulted in a victory for Forrest, who withdrew taking 500 prisoners, supplies, and horses. "When the firing had entirely ceased," and Hannah and her family made their way back to the College: "the sadness of the tragedy overpowered all other feeling. As we came to our front gate, behind each one of the giant oaks ... lay the dead body of a poor grey clad soldier, most of them young men who had gone out from Memphis in the early years of the war ... and this was their first home-coming ... As we passed into the shelter of the house, we found the long corridor lined on either side with mattresses, and on each lay a wounded soldier, some moaning and sighing in pain and some silent from insensibility. Just at the door of my room at the head of the stairs a soldier lay dead, the blood from the wound in his temple making a deep crimson stain on the bare floor." Hannah also describes the Union dead: "Not so fortunate the poor boys in blue, 'only privates' alas! They were buried side by side in nameless graves so close to the dusty roadside that in a few -- a very few -- years the wagons passed over them, all signs of the spot obliterated, and now their graves no man knows." In addition, she gives a vivid account of how the two Union Generals (Washburn and Hurlbut) managed to escape thanks to the quick actions of Lieutenant Colonel Star, "whose regiment camped just back of the College campus." She describes Star's death as "the saddest tragedy of that tragical morning."A seemingly unpublished, compelling, and historically important eye-witness account by a southern woman caught at the center of a Civil War battle. .

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood With Twelve Illustrations by S L Fildes and a Portrait

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870.. FIRST EDITION, with LETTER SIGNED BY FILDES. Octavo, pp.viii; 190; [2], advertisements. Original blue half calf, red morocco label and gilt to spine, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. With an uncommon loose black-edged manuscript letter by the illustrator of this book, with his addressed letterhead. Light spotting, armorial bookplate of Barnard Colman, binding a little edgeworn; very good. The letter is fine. Dickens' final, unfinished novel. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone novel. 'What the Sage of Gad's Hill might have accomplished had he lived to create an important fictional detective is a no less intriguing mystery than the unrevealed solution of the story itself, which has occupied so many minds.'

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        Zwölf Ansichten der neuen St. Gotthards-Strasse. Gezeichnet und gestochen von M. Kälin. Mit einer Einleitung und erklärenden Beschreibungen..

      Quer-4. (2) Bl., 72 S. Mit 12 kolorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln und eine grenzkolor. lithogr. Karte von Meinrad Kälin. , Neuer HLdr-Bd. (Umschlag mit eingebunden)., Min. stockfleckig, 2 Bl min wasserrändig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Lonchamp 1870. - Barth 18064. Das Inhaltsverzeihnis führt nur 10 Tafeln auf. Tafeln: Fluelen vers le Bristenstock Altdorf Le village dAmsteeg Le pont de Pfaffensprung vers Wasen Vue de Wattingen, vers Wasen, et la Windgelle Vue de Goeschinen Le Nouveau, et ancien pont dit Langenbruck Vue du nouveau, et de Lancien pont Vue depuis la Galerie dUrnerloch Gallerie dite Frou dUry dep. Andermatt Vue dAndermatt vers Hospithal, et la Furka Village dHospenthal Carte- Es erschien 1833 ein erweiterter Band.

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        The Great West: A Guide for Emigrants, Travellers, and Miners to the Western States and Territories of the American Union. With a Map of the Best Routes to the Gold and Silver Mines, and Complete Tables of Distances Across the American Continent

      Sampson, Low, Son & Marston, London 1870 - Second English edition, revised. Small octavo. 7,viii, 123pp., including paginated endpapers and advertisements front and rear. Fold-out map approximately 29" x 13" showing railroads and the route across the continent to California. Printed canary yellow stiff card boards (the boards dated 1867, here being reused from the first printing). Initials "A.M." stamped in purple ink on title page, very near fine with only slight soiling to boards and rubbing to corners. Between the first edition of 1867 and this, the second British edition of 1870, the map has been amended to show the completion of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869. A comprehensive guide for prospective travelers, giving details of what to expect in each state with a brief history, geographical, and climate notes and details of transportation by rail. Additionally provides guides to distances on the major rivers including the Missouri and the Mississippi, further railroad information and connections, and details of the Homesteads Act to encourage settlement. Rare. The original American edition was published in 1864 and the British editions followed in 1867 and 1870. Only two copies of each of the British editions appear on *OCLC; COPAC* locates no copies of this edition in the UK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In The Brigade; or, Recollections of a Fireman. [Bound with: "On The Rank, or The Adventures of A Cabman"; "Telegraph Secrets, By A Stationmaster"; "On The Line; Tales of The Royal Mail" and "In The Force; or Confessions of A Policeman."]

      London Charles H Clarke (first 3 titles); David Bryce (last 2) n.d. [1870's] - 8vo. 607pp. Late 19th century green half calf binding over navy blue pebble grained cloth boards. Intricately decorated spine in gilt, title label in red morocco. All edges and endpapers marbled. Lightly sunned to spine,corners scuffed. Ownership bookplates to pastedown and front flyleaf, ownership inscription dated 1869 to verso front flyleaf. Internally bright and clean. A very good copy. Series of railway novels bound together, written by or attributed to Bracebridge Hemyng, penny blood powerhouse and creator of (allegedly) Jack Harkaway, one of the most consistently popular and successful characters in the field. Intended for consumption by railway travellers these novelettes, mostly rather sensationalist and seldom accused of overdoing either characterisation or plot complexity, were both hugely popular and eminently disposable. The upshot of this, apart from the regrettable fact that a huge body of fiction and societal insight is lost or overlooked, is that occasionally you will find a popular title in its original form but most often individual titles of interest can be lost in the middle of sammelbands bound up by either contemporary fans, institutions or later collectors, often with erroneous or incomplete titling and or attribution. As an example of this, Bracebridge Hemyng's "On The Rank" is here titled "On the Bank" on the spine label.transforming it from an insight into the lives of Victorian hansom cab drivers into a memoir about fly fishing. Obviously. These things are delightful (to repeat an oft used word in my catalogues) and should be collected avidly, if only so one can marvel at truly terrible attempts at penning Cockney dialogue. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Sr. Excellenz dem Herrn Grafen Otto von Bismark-Schoenhausen Reichskanzler wurde durch den Gemeinderath der Stadt Worms in dankbarer Anerkennung seiner unerschätzbaren Verdienste um das deutsche Vaterland das Ehrenbürgerrecht der Stadt Worms verliehen und hierüber gegenwärtige Urkunde ertheilt. Worms den 11. Dezbr. 1870\" usw. Entwurf für diese Urkunde.

       Aquarell über Feder und Bleistift von Caspar Scheuren (zugeschrieben), 1870, 63,5 x 40 cm. Vgl. Boetticher, Scheuren II, Nrn. 19 und 24. Scheuren verband \"oft mehrere Landschaften zu einem Cyclus, dessen Zusammenhang oder historische Folge phantasiereiche Arabesken vermitteln\". - Der Text umgeben von arabesker Rahmenarchitektur mit Ansicht von Worms, Dom, Gutenbergdenkmal usw., historischen Ereignissen und Daten (Luther auf dem Reichstag 1521; der allgemeine Landfrieden 1495 usw.), den Ganzfiguren des hl. Bischofs Burkard und Kaiser Heinrichs IV., Szenen aus Sagen (Siegfried usw.), Bacchus und Amor mit Trauben bzw. Pokal u.ä. - Seitlich Farbwischer, ein paar Felder noch nicht mit Darstellungen gefüllt. Unikat unter den Wormatensien. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland, Urkunden-Orte, Urkunden-Personen

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        The Windfall

      [Title from caption on label]. [Victoria, Australia] : Thomas J. Washbourne, [circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 98 x 156 mm, laid down on its original card mount, verso with printed paper label 'VICTORIAN VIEWS Photographed by T.J. Washbourne. Melbourne Depot : 89 Swanston Street', bearing contemporary manuscript title of the work 'The Windfall'; a second, later inscription reads 'Presented by Mr. Thompson of Emerald Hill, Melbourne, Jan. 25 1878'; the albumen print is in superb condition, with rich tonal range and extraordinary clarity and detail for an outdoor image of this period. Probably taken on a property in central Victoria, this exceptional photograph by Thomas Washbourne captures a group of men, women and children gathering firewood from beneath the gum trees at the edge of a cleared paddock. The fashion worn by the women in the photograph suggests a date of around 1870. The travelling photographer Thomas Washbourne was prolific in his recording of life and scenery in rural Victoria, mainly to the southwest, west, northwest and north of Melbourne. In the late 1860s he produced a well known series of images of Victorian Aborigines as cartes de visite for commercial sale. He also used a stereoscopic camera and a number of his fine topographical stereoviews are known. 'As well as taking views of large pastoral holdings and landscapes, Washbourne photographed the homes of more modest settlers in about 1870, such as Australian Farmyard at Porepunkah near Where the Buckland River Falls into the Ovens and Prospectors' Hut, Upper Dargo, Gippsland' (DAAO). We can locate no other copies of Washbourne's The Windfall - a hitherto unknown gem of Australian colonial bucolic photography.

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        The Works.

      London: Chiswick Press for Strahan. 1870 - 10 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A unusually heavy sumptuous morocco binding with gilt raised bands and gilt and onlayed calf tooling to the panels and upper boards. With dentelles and all edges gilt. The text is decorated with initials and headings. A really lovely little set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870 - First Edition of "Edwin Drood" in the Original PartsThe Kenyon Starling/William Self CopyDICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, [April-September] 1870.First edition of Dickens's final work, left unfinished at the time of his death. In the original six monthly parts, as issued. Octavo (8 13/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 223 x 142 mm.). vii, [1, "Illustrations"], 190, [2, advertisements] pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens ("Engraved by J.H. Baker, from a Photograph taken in 1868, by Mason & Co."), wood-engraved vignette title by J. Brown, and twelve wood-engraved plates, two by the firm of Dalziel Brothers, ten by Charles Roberts, all after Samuel Luke Fildes.This set collates complete except for the 8-page Chapman & Hall's Recent Publications at the end of part V. (see note below). The rare and fragile "Cork Hats" ad is present in part No. II, "a thin sheet of actual cork split to the substance of ordinary news-paper, on both sides of which is printed the publicity matter"-this example has been exceptionally well preserved. The front wrapper to part No. VI is earliest issue, with a slip "Price Eighteenpence" pasted over the originally printed "One Shilling" rather than correctly printed. Part VI has the variant (Hatton & Cleaver 1a) Wilcox & Gibbs ad, with "A New World at Home for Busy People" on the first page.Original pale green printed wrappers. Small neat repair to the spine edge of lower cover of part V and some wear to lower portion of the spine of part I. All spines have been remarkably well and almost invisibly restored (many years ago). Minimal foxing and edge wear. In spite of these flaws, this is a near fine copy-certainly one of the best that we have ever seen - and with a perfect example of the rare 'Cork Hats" advertisement in part II. Parts II through VI have the pencil signature of a Mr. Wallace on fore-edge of front wrappers. Chemised in a later green cloth slipcase. With the bookplates of Kenyon Starling and [William] Self on inside of chemise.Note: Strangely enough the last few examples that we have seen or handled of Edwin Drood was stitched without the same Chapman & Hall 8-page advert."When Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had completed only enough of his manuscript to make up six instalments, leaving unfinished a work which had commanded the widest attention for its opening numbers, and which promised to be one of his most effective and popular books. Although only three parts had been issued prior to his death, publication of the work continued, and on completion with Part 6 of all available material, the vast army of readers was left high and dry as to 'The Mystery.' The design for the front cover was by C.A. Collins (brother of Wilkie Collins), and therein are depicted eight incidents of the story, which it is frequently suggested have a bearing on the eventual solution. The Author during the writing of the story never disclosed the ultimate development of his plot" (Hatton and Cleaver).Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 371-382. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres complètes. LA COMEDIE HUMAINE

      Paris, Ve. Alexandre Houssiaux, éditeur, 1870 - 20 vol. in-8, rel. de l'époque, demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et noire, fleurons dorés, plats marbrés, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque, édition illustrée comprenant le portrait de Balzac gravé sur acier en frontispice et 139 fig. hors-texte de Tony-Johannot, Meissonier, Gavarni, Daumier, Monnier, Bertall. gravées sur bois + une dans le texte. Etiquette du Libraire "Léon Vanier". Quelques nerfs ou coiffes lég. frottés, l'intérieur est frais, l'ensemble est en excellent état. Cette célèbre édition collective commencée par Furne, Hetzel. fut achevée par Houssiaux avec les 3 derniers tomes. Elle fut publiée de 1842 à 1855. Ce denier éditeur procéda ensuite à de nouvelles réimpressions dont la nôtre fait partie. Réf. bibliographiques : Clouzot 27-29. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ISRAEL (NORTHWESTERN) – HAIFA / AKKO / SAFED / NAZARETH: LEVÉS EN GALILÉE FAISANT SUIT À LA CARTE DU LIBAN DE L'ETAT-MAJOR FRANÇAIS: EXÉCUTÉS EN 1870.

      Chromolithograph on thick paper (Very Good, lovely printing quality, just some wear along old folds), sheet: 54.5 x 69.5 cm (21.5 x 27.5 inches) / printed area: 49 x 60.5 cm (19.5 x 24 inches). - Paris: Lemercier & Cie. for the Dépôt de la Guerre, [1875]. Extremely rare – the first systematic scientific survey map of North-westernmost Israel (Haifa-Netanya-Safed-Nazareth areas), by the French military engineers Joseph Mieulet & Isadore Derrien. - This excellent and extremely rare, large-format, separately-issued map represents the first fully scientific map of what is today North-westernmost Israel (then part of the Ottoman Empire), rather the area bounded by Haifa, Netanya, Safed and Nazareth. The survey was conducted in 1870 by the French military engineers, Captains Joseph Mieulet and Isadore Derrien, and was published in Paris, in 1875, by Lemercier & Cie. for the Dépôt de la Guerre. The map depicts the area in great detail to the relatively large scale of 1:100,000, with the ‘Table Explicatif’ translating the Arab terms for the various features marked on the map, including, towns, villages, country estates, tombs, ruins, springs and roads; as well as noting forested and cleared areas, amongst other features. Points of elevation are expressed in a progressive fashion for the time, through the use of contour lines, with major summits of elevation being marked. The names of towns are transliterated into their contemporary Arabic names, but usually also feature their ancient or Biblical names. For the first time on a map, this area of immense cultural and historical richness comes alive in its fully accurate form. Historical Background - Europeans had for centuries maintained an intense interest in the Holy Land; however from the time of the Crusades until the end of the 18th Century, the region remained largely out-of-bounds to Westerners, save for a few intrepid pilgrims and explorers, whose presence in the region was episodic and transient. The Ottoman Empire, which ruled the area from 1517 onwards, showed little interest in mapping the region, and maps of the regions remained highly imprecise until the early 19th Century. The big breakthrough came during Napoleon Bonaparte’s unsuccessful Syria Expedition (1799), an offshoot of his Egypt Campaign (1798 - 1801). With this endeavour, Napoleon attempted to conquer the Ottoman Vilayet of Syria, which then included Palestine. However, he was forced to abandon the expedition in Northern Palestine, far short of his target of Damascus. True to the Enlightenment scientific nature of the Napoleonic ethic, the French Army was accompanied into Palestine by scientists and surveyors, notably Pierre Jacotin, whose responsibility it was to map the territory between Cairo and Akko. Jacotin’s mapping was truly excellent, considering that he was operating in some haste within a wartime environment, although his endeavours were far from being systematic, scientific surveys. Adapting to his difficult circumstances, whereupon systematic trigonometric mapping was virtually impossible, Jacotin employed the itinerary mapping method, whereby he measured base points through astronomical observations, then measured the landscape by tracing the roads and main routes of communication; while the nature of the features in between, such as mountain ranges, was often estimated, as opposed to actually measured. While Jacotin’s maps were broadly accurate, they were far less so that the projection presented by the present map. Jacotin’s resulting gargantuan 48-sheet map of Lower Egypt and Palestine was eventually published as the Carte topographique de l’Égypte et de plusieurs parties des pays limitrophes, levée pendant l’expédition de l’armée française, par les ingénieurs-géographes (Paris, 1818). The mapping of the Haifa-Akko-Safed-Nazareth area is depicted on his ‘Caesarea’ sheet (technically entitled: Feuille [Sheet] 46 - Acre, Nazareth, Le Joudain), which embraces . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Mission of the Church to the Yankton Sioux Indians

      Yankton Agency [Dakota Territory]: Mission Press, 1870. 4 pp. 8vo. Bifolium of lined stationery, with blind-stamped device of a head in profile above the word "Lakeside". Old folds, faint soiling. 4 pp. 8vo. A rare imprint from the Dakota Territories, a pamphlet detailing the history of the establishment of the Episcopal mission to the Yankton Sioux Indians, ending with a plea for resources and including details of the establishment of a printing press there. Taking the form of a printed letter-dated August 18, 1870-from the Rev. Joseph Witherspoon Cook, missionary to the Yankton Sioux, the pamphlet traces the origins of the mission to the tribe's encounter with missionaries at the nearby Santee Sioux reservation, following that tribes removal to the Missouri River in 1865; the failure of Catholic missionaries, headed by Father DeSmet, to respond to Yankton requests for a mission; the plea to Episcopal missionary S.D. Hinman for the establishment of a mission, which led, through the efforts of William Welsh and Paul Mazakute, to the Yankton mission finally taking root. Details of the beginnings of an English school, and the construction of mission buildings are provided, before Cook makes reference to the means of producing the present pamphlet: "We have set up a small printing press and are now engaged in getting out a Primer and parts of the Prayer Books in the Yankton dialect." (See, e.g., Piling 1722.) The pamphlet ends with a plea for "badly needed" resources, including a bell to mark the time at school and religious services; a baptismal font; musical instruments; clothing ("Many of our Indians are anxious to adopt civilized dress but have not the means to make the change"); delicacies for the sick; and, of course, funds. Contributors are directed to addresses in Philadelphia and New York city to send their donations, with a freight address in Sioux City, Iowa also provided. The several Episcopal missions to the Sioux were established partly in tandem with President Grant's peace policy, which sought to pacify Indian tribes by assimilating them into the American mainstream. Grant's policy encouraged the participation of religious missions (and divided reservations up among various denominations) as a way of limiting federal costs and subverting graft within federal agencies. The policy was a failure, but the religious missions took root and their influence played a significant role amongst the tribes into the twentieth century. A very rare item: OCLC records only a single copy, at Gilder Lehrman. Not in Allen, Dakota Imprints

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        Constitution of the Indians' Hope

      [Philadelphia, 1870. 4 pp (final page blank). 8vo. Bifolium. Old folds. 4 pp (final page blank). 8vo. Indian Missions-Sioux. A rare pamphlet relating to the Sioux, being the Constitution of the Indians' Hope association, formed by the Episcopal church of Philadelphia to "aid the Domestic Committee in the Mission work ... among the Tribes at present under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Nebraska, and to extend yet further, as opportunity shall offer, the same benefits to other Indians." The work consisted of providing aid, education, and missionary training to Sioux Indians. The Constitution consists of 8 articles and 6 By-laws, and the pamphlet ends with a Prayer set forth by Bishop Clarkson, which begins "Almighty and most merciful God ... have pity, we beseech Thee, upon the Indian tribes who dwell in our land."Named as officers of the organization are Rev. Dr. Howe, President; Rev. Dr. Watson, Vice-President; William Welsh, Treasurer; and Rev. R.F. Chase, Secretary. The Indian's Hope association was formed in Philadelphia in 1868, and in 1873 came under the auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the Episcopal church. The church was heavily involved in the establishment of Indian schools and missions among the Sioux in what would prove to be the final decades of the Indian wars.Rare: we locate only 2 copies; one at the New York Historical Society, and one among the papers of Bishop William Hobart Hare at Harvard.

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        L'Education Sentimentale (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane bordeaux, Michel Lévy Frères, A la Librairie Nouvelle, Paris, 1870, 2 ff, 427 pp. ; 2 ff., 331 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, sans mention d'édition, dans sa reliure d'origine. Bon état (dos et plats lég. frottés, belle fraîcheur intérieure). Vicaire, III, 726 Français

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        A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN BY HER NEPHEW J.E. AUSTEN LEIGH.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1870. FIRST EDITION 1870. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, engraved frontispiece of Jane Austen with tissue guard, 3 wood engravings of Steventon Parsonage and Manor House and Chawton Church plus a lithograph facsimile of autograph MS of verses, pages: title page in red and black, [3], iv- v, [4], [1]-236, text within red-ruled borders, bound in full black morocco by Hatchards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, both covers have central gilt coronet with different capital letters beneath, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and fading to spine, first 4 pages have pale foxing including the portrait and title page, the tissue guard has heavy offset from the engraved portrait, 2 other pages that back on to the blank side of the woodcuts have a small patch of foxing, last endpapers have slight pale foxing, narrow strip of pale browning to endpapers from the inner dentelles (turn overs), neat old ink presentation to "Dear Mrs Herrick from ------- 1870", presenter's name illegible, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Bibliography of Jane Austen by David Gilson, page 493, No. M125. A Memoir of Jane Austen is the earliest full-length biography of Jane Austen, and the only one written by someone she knew. The last 2 chapters "The Postscript" is dated Sept. 7, 1869; and the last pages consist of observations by Miss Mitford given to her by her Mamma: "Jane Austen was then the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly she ever remembers". Austen-Leigh goes on to defend Jane, dated Nov. 17.1869. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition of "Edwin Drood" in the Original Parts The Kenyon Starling/William Self Copy DICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, [April-September] 1870. First edition of Dickens's final work, left unfinished at the time of his death. In the original six monthly parts, as issued. Octavo (8 13/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 223 x 142 mm.). vii, [1, "Illustrations"], 190, [2, advertisements] pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens ("Engraved by J.H. Baker, from a Photograph taken in 1868, by Mason & Co."), wood-engraved vignette title by J. Brown, and twelve wood-engraved plates, two by the firm of Dalziel Brothers, ten by Charles Roberts, all after Samuel Luke Fildes. This set collates complete except for the 8-page Chapman & Hall's Recent Publications at the end of part V. (see note below). The rare and fragile "Cork Hats" ad is present in part No. II, "a thin sheet of actual cork split to the substance of ordinary news-paper, on both sides of which is printed the publicity matter"-this example has been exceptionally well preserved. The front wrapper to part No. VI is earliest issue, with a slip "Price Eighteenpence" pasted over the originally printed "One Shilling" rather than correctly printed. Part VI has the variant (Hatton & Cleaver 1a) Wilcox & Gibbs ad, with "A New World at Home for Busy People" on the first page. Original pale green printed wrappers. Small neat repair to the spine edge of lower cover of part V and some wear to lower portion of the spine of part I. All spines have been remarkably well and almost invisibly restored (many years ago). Minimal foxing and edge wear. In spite of these flaws, this is a near fine copy-certainly one of the best that we have ever seen - and with a perfect example of the rare 'Cork Hats" advertisement in part II. Parts II through VI have the pencil signature of a Mr. Wallace on fore-edge of front wrappers. Chemised in a later green cloth slipcase. With the bookplates of Kenyon Starling and [William] Self on inside of chemise. Note: Strangely enough the last few examples that we have seen or handled of Edwin Drood was stitched without the same Chapman & Hall 8-page advert. "When Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had completed only enough of his manuscript to make up six instalments, leaving unfinished a work which had commanded the widest attention for its opening numbers, and which promised to be one of his most effective and popular books. Although only three parts had been issued prior to his death, publication of the work continued, and on completion with Part 6 of all available material, the vast army of readers was left high and dry as to 'The Mystery.' The design for the front cover was by C.A. Collins (brother of Wilkie Collins), and therein are depicted eight incidents of the story, which it is frequently suggested have a bearing on the eventual solution. The Author during the writing of the story never disclosed the ultimate development of his plot" (Hatton and Cleaver). Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 371-382.

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        Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection. A series of essays. FIRST EDITION.

      Macmillan & Co. 1870 43pp cata. (Jan. 1870). Orig. green cloth by Burn & Co.; very sl. rubbing to tail of spine, corners sl. bumped, hinges starting. v.g.Published in 1858, Wallace's essay 'On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type', published beside excerpts from an essay by Darwin, established him, with Darwin, as the co-founder of the theory of natural selection. Although Wallace describes himself in the preface as the 'independent originator' of the evolutionary theory, he was not in competition with Darwin. 'I have felt all my life that Mr Darwin had been at work long before me, and that it was not left for me to write "The Origin of the Species". I have long since measured my own strength, and I know well that it would be unequal to that task'.

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        "Genealogie der in Europa regierenden Fürstenhauser, 2e Auflage, Leipzig 1870. [Met;] Wappenbuch zu den zweiten Auflage, Leipzig 1872.".

      Gebonden, 226 pag. tekst en gegraveerde platen, rug los.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      [?], 2. IV. 1870. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „De la Rive wurde 1823 Professor an der Akademie in Genf. Seine experimentellen Untersuchungen bezogen sich auf die Elektrizität und den Magnetismus. Durch seine Erfindung, Silber und Kupfer in galvanischen Bädern zu vergolden, legte er den Grund zur weiteren Entwicklung der Galvanoplastik. 1841 erhielt er für seine Erfindung von der französischen Akademie der Wissenschaften einen Preis von 3000 Franken. Er lieferte auch Untersuchungen zu Problemen der Thermodynamik und der Wellenoptik. Mit François Marcet untersuchte er die Spezifische Wärmekapazität von Gasen und machte Beobachtungen zur Bestimmung der Temperatur der Erdkruste. Er machte Studien zur Theorie der Voltaischen Zelle und zur elektrischen Entladung in verdünnten Gasen, was ihn zu einer Theorie zur Aurora Borealis führte [.]. 1859 wurde er zum auswärtigen Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gewählt. 1862 gründete er in Genf gemeinsam mit Marc Thury die Société pour la construction d'instruments de physique (SIP) zur Herstellung wissenschaftlicher Instrumente. Die Universität Oxford wollte ihm 1873 die Ehrendoktorwürde verleihen. Auf dem Weg dorthin verstarb er plötzlich bei Marseille" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN BY HER NEPHEW J.E. AUSTEN LEIGH.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1870.. FIRST EDITION 1870. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, engraved frontispiece of Jane Austen with tissue guard, 3 wood engravings of Steventon Parsonage and Manor House and Chawton Church plus a lithograph facsimile of autograph MS of verses, pages: title page in red and black, [3], iv- v, [4], [1]-236, text within red-ruled borders, bound in full black morocco by Hatchards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, both covers have central gilt coronet with different capital letters beneath, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and fading to spine, first 4 pages have pale foxing including the portrait and title page, the tissue guard has heavy offset from the engraved portrait, 2 other pages that back on to the blank side of the woodcuts have a small patch of foxing, last endpapers have slight pale foxing, narrow strip of pale browning to endpapers from the inner dentelles (turn overs), neat old ink presentation to "Dear Mrs Herrick from ------- 1870", presenter's name illegible, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Bibliography of Jane Austen by David Gilson, page 493, No. M125. A Memoir of Jane Austen is the earliest full-length biography of Jane Austen, and the only one written by someone she knew. The last 2 chapters "The Postscript" is dated Sept. 7, 1869; and the last pages consist of observations by Miss Mitford given to her by her Mamma: "Jane Austen was then the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly she ever remembers". Austen-Leigh goes on to defend Jane, dated Nov. 17.1869. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Katekhesis e pfikofreskeutike didaskalia' pros khresin ton Ellenon Israeliton neanion epidokimasia tou en Kerkira Arkhirabbinou ek tou Gallikou metafrafsteisa upo I. Nakhamoule.

      

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        TRES GRAND Atlas France Germany La guerre franco-allemande de 1870 / 66 CARTES

      - TRES GRAND Atlas France Germany La guerre franco-allemande de 1870 / 66 CARTES

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        Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers

      

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        LES CHATS. Cinquième édition augmentée de planches en couleurs et d'eaux-fortes. Edition de luxe.

      J. Rothschild, Editeur. Libraire de la Société botanique de France, Paris 1870 - XIV + 332 pages. Cinquième édition, édition de luxe de ce best-seller d'époque, néanmoins rare à trouver dans son intégralité. Riche en illustrations des artistes en vogue à l'époque, dont E. Manet (illustration en noir « Le Chat et les Fleurs », bien présente dans l'ouvrage), E. Delacroix, M. Champfleury, Hok'Sai, A. Gautier, etc. Présence des 2 planches en couleurs : « Le Chat et la Japonaise » et « Fac-similé d'une image populaire de Moscou » (double page). Vignettes, fac-similés. Couverture rigide, fond rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, fleurons et lettrage en dorure, les 3 tranches sont dorées. Etat : bon, état d'ancienneté. Couverture : bon, bien solide, un peu frottée, dorures encore assez fraîches. Intérieur : très bon, peu défraîchi. 21.6 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm 980g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      [Wien,, um 1870]. - 1½ SS. auf 2 Bll. 8vo und kl.-8vo. "Reliquien von Ludwig Feuerbach. Ausgestellt von Karl Grün". Zwei aphoristische philosophische Betrachtungen Feuerbachs in Grüns Niederschrift: I: "Woher der Aufruhr, der Kampf der Zeit? | Woher die Empörung gegen Alle, die uns auf | Vergangenes, in der Religion auf die Bibel, | in der Politik auf die Geschichte, als die einzigen | Quellen des Lichts und der Wahrheit zurückführen | wollen? Die Menschheit verlangt ihren Arbeits- | lohn. Sie will nicht umsonst gedacht, gestrebt, | gelitten und gekämpft haben. Sie will einen reellen | Gewinst von ihrer anstrengenden, schmerzenreichen | Arbeit [.]". - II: "Die Zeit unseres Lebens ist nicht kurz sie ist | unendlich, wenn wir sie nur gehörig anzuwenden | wüßten. Es kommt Alles auf den Gebrauch an. | Sie ist die nachgiebigste, willfährigste, profi- | tabelste Materie von der Welt [.]".

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        Plan der Umgebung des Orpheum's im Masse 1:720. [Wohl Wien, um 1870].

      1870. 725:590 mm. Lithogr. Faltplan in 30 Segmenten, auf Leinen aufgezogen. Im originaler goldgepr. Leinenmappe der Wiener Feuerwehr. Von der Feuerwehr der Stadt Wien gedruckter Straßenplan, der die Zufahrt zum Musiktheater "Orpheum" in der Wasagasse sowie die Lage der Hydranten und die Stellplätze für Mannschafts-, Schlauch-, Lösch-, Rüstwagen und Dampfspritze veranschaulicht. Zeigt auch Grundrisse aller Stockwerke des Hauses. Der dargestellte Bereich des 9. Bezirks reicht von der Beethovengasse bis zur Grünentorgasse. - Das 1864/65 von Otto Wagner erbaute Harmonietheater wurde 1866 eröffnet; in diesem Jahr hatte Ludwig Anzengruber unter dem Namen "Gruber" seinen erster Auftritt. Schon 1868 zum "Orpheum" umgestaltet, erlebte das Haus 1872 als "Danzers Orpheum" seine große Blüte. 1900 renoviert und in ein intimes Theater umgestaltet, wurde es 1908 als Sprechbühne mit dem Namen "Neue Wiener Bühne" eröffnet und 1928 geschlossen.

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Fildes and a Portrait.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870.. FIRST EDITION, with LETTER SIGNED BY FILDES. Octavo, pp.viii; 190; [2], advertisements. Original blue half calf, red morocco label and gilt to spine, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. With an uncommon loose black-edged manuscript letter by the illustrator of this book, with his addressed letterhead. Light spotting, armorial bookplate of Barnard Colman, binding a little edgeworn; very good. The letter is fine. Dickens' final, unfinished novel. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone novel. 'What the Sage of Gad's Hill might have accomplished had he lived to create an important fictional detective is a no less intriguing mystery than the unrevealed solution of the story itself, which has occupied so many minds.'

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