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        "Resultate aus Astronomischen und Magnetischen Beobachtungen auf einer Fünfmonatlichen Reise von St. Petersburg über Sibirien und die Mongolei nach Peking in den Jahren 1867 und 1868" [in] Meteorologicheskii Sbornik [Russian series title]: Repertorium für Meteorologie Heraugeben von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

      Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1870. Large quarto, with a single chromolithographic plate of cloud formations, four engraved plates of scientific instruments, three large folding tables and set of blank meteorological observation slips bound in (comprising 16 smaller leaves); in contemporary decorated full green calf, moiré endpapers, all edges gilt. Rare Russian printing of an overland journey from Saint Petersburg to Peking.Russia maintained a meteorological service in China since 1841, as part of the Russian Orthodox Mission based in Peking. In 1849 the service was expanded and moved to the grounds of the Russian Embassy, although the recording of scientific data remained intermittent for many years. In 1867 the service came under the supervision of the Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, who dispatched Dr. Hermann Fritsche to Peking as the new director. Fritsche (1839-1913) travelled extensively in the first years of his appointment, and the article offered here records his journey from St. Petersburg to Peking, traversing the vast steppe country of northern China and Mongolia in the process. The article documents his work in determining geographical, astronomical and magnetic points en route (including observations of Kyakhta, Urga and Kalgan).Fritsche remained in Peking for the next 16 years, during which time he travelled extensively and established observation stations in provincial China. In 1877 he published in Shanghai The Climate of Eastern Asia, the first substantial thesis on the subject. Aside from his efforts in establishing scientific meteorology in China, Fritsche's travels assisted in the accurate mapping of northern China and eastern Mongolia.Fritsche's article was included in the first issue of the meteorological journal Meteorologicheskii Sbornik, here offered in its entirety with the full complement of blank folding tables and paper slips for recording data in the field. Meteorologicheskii Sbornik was published under the direction of the Swiss physicist Heinrich von Wild (1833-1902) who assumed directorship of the General Physical Observatory in Saint Petersburg in 1868. Under Wild's supervision a modern meteorological system was introduced throughout the Russian Empire and beyond. Indeed, the improvement of the Peking station and Fritsche's appointment reflect Wild's aspiration for a continental approach to data collection. Printed in both in Russian and German, Meteorologicheskii Sbornik was published by the Imperial Academy of Sciences at Saint Petersburg between 1870-1894 and totals 23 volumes.On the Russian observatory at Peking see MacKeown Early China Coast Meteorology (Hong Kong University Press 2011). An excellent copy.

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        The Nearest Way in Summer Time.

      New York. Currier & Ives. No date. Ca. 1870. Handcolored medium folio lithograph, image approximately 11 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall toning to paper with some light staining in the left image (sky area and in the lower and right margins), but overall in good bright condition with good margins. Available with vintage wooden frame (not pictured), which will entail extra postage. Attractive landscape of a house surround by trees, a horse drawn carriage being led across a river in the foreground. This medium folio lithograph is the only Currier and Ives print of the work of British painter and etcher Thomas Creswick. Conningham 4403.

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        Introduction à la mécanique industrielle, physique ou expérimentale. Troisième édition.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1870. ____ Poncelet a cherché ici à développer pour ses élèves une conception concrète de la mécanique, à mi-chemin entre la théorie abstraite et les applications industrielles. Troisième édition publiée par X. Kretz, qui l'a corrigée d'après des notes manuscrites de Poncelet et a ajouté des notes sur les nouveaux travaux faits depuis la mort de Poncelet. La première édition, en 1829, avait pour titre: "Première partie du Cours de mécanique industrielle, fait aux ouvriers messins", dont plusieurs versions lithographiées ont paru sans l'autorisation de Poncelet. D.S.B. 11, 78. Inscription dorée sur le premier plat : "Chemins de fer de l'Est. Ateliers d'Epernay. Cours des apprentis." En dessous a été doré un train sortant d'un tunnel. Exemplaire superbe.*****. In-8. [212 x 129 mm] Collation : XIII, (1), 757, (1) pp. et 3 planches dépliantes. Demi-chagrin vert, plats de percaline avec supra-libris doré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Jeu de la Marine. Imagerie D'Epinal No 1738

      Paris: Pellerin & Cie, circa 1870. Board game with numbered pictorial compartments, being a hand-coloured lithographic sheet measuring 430 x 540 mm. The Pellerin Family of Epinal, France began making popular prints in the mid eighteenth century, by the later half of the nineteenth century, a great deal of the business was directed toward the printing of paper toys for children. Because of the extreme fragility of these paper toys, few of them have survived. This is a fine example of one of their board games, in excellent condition. Fine condition.

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        The 104th Psalm...

      London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son, circa, 1870. Folding panorama in its original cloth boards, chromo-lithographic plates pasted together to form one continuous panorama 113 x 3660 mm.; lettered in gilt to front. Beautiful coloured-lithographic panorama, as issued in its original decorated cloth boards: the series of 24 connected panels combine to illustrate Psalm 104, forming a continuous panorama over three-and-a-half metres in total. This copy is unusually fine; where seen, these fragile works more commonly display significant wear.The work has been featured in some detail online, testament to its visual impact (see for example a handsome commentary including a full reproduction at the Bridwell Library of Southern Methodist University in the USA). The panorama begins with an image of the psalmist, King David, covering his head in reverence to the Lord; at the end, he appears again, wearing a crown and playing his harp within his palace in Jerusalem. The remainder of the panorama consists of various landscapes teeming with life, as described in the psalm, and includes a scene showing the "leviathan" or whale.The panorama was designed by Susan Maria Ffarington (1809-1894), who illustrated several devotional books for children and also designed windows for parish churches near her estate at Worden Hall, Lancashire. Fine.

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        Les Diables Bleus

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1870 - Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1870. In-8, imprimé à Lyon. Tiré à 100 exemplaires sur papier teinté et 15 exemplaires sur Chine. 3 ff. blanches, faux-titre avec au verso justification de tirage ; enrichi ensuite d'un portrait sur Chine gravé par F. Courboin, suivi d'un autre portrait gravé anonyme et superbe, 1 ff. titre bicolore rouge et noir. Enrichi ensuite d'un poème manuscrit et signé : "L'Expiation", précédant une jolie aquarelle de Soulary représentant le chemin du Foulon à Cheigneu-la-Baume (01). Le Foulon est un petit hameau peu éloigné. Puis 2 ff. avec la dédicace imprimée "À celle qui porte mon nom", 173 pp., 3 pp. non chiffrées (Épilogue et table des matières), 1 ff. n. ch. avec marque des imprimeurs, 3ff. blanches. La reliure est vraiment très belle en plein maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs. Auteur et titre en lettres dorées dans le 2ème entre-nerf, puis "PARIS, 1870" dans le 3ème entre-nerf. Gardes peignées, roulette superbe sur les 2ème et 3ème plats. Double-filet doré sur les coupes, coiffes carrées, toutes tranches dorées. Reliure signée S. David. Très bel exemplaire (Vicaire VII - 597). Size: In 8 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        No Treason, No VI, The Constitution of No Authority.

      1870. Did the Civil War Nullify the U.S. Constitution? Spooner, Lysander [1808-1887]. No Treason. No. VI. The Constitution of No Authority. Boston: Published by the Author, 1870. 59 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light shelfwear and toning, faint vertical crease through center. A few brief contemporary annotations to text, interior otherwise clean. A well-preserved copy of a scarce title. $650. * First edition. One of the most colorful American reformers of the nineteenth century, Spooner is remembered for his abolitionist activities, challenge to the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company and his contributions to libertarian and anarchist thought. No Treason. No. 6 is final title in a series of pamphlets critical of the legality of Federal actions during the Civil War. In this lengthy essay, Spooner argues that the Constitution was a contract that had been irreparably violated during the war and was thus void. Furthermore, since the government now existing under the Constitution pursued coercive policies that were contrary to Natural Law and to the consent of the governed, it had been demonstrated that document was unable to adequately stop many abuses against liberty or to prevent tyranny from taking hold. Spooner bolstered his argument by noting that the Federal government, as established by a legal contract, could not legally bind all persons living in the nation since none had ever signed their names or given their consent to it; That consent had always been assumed, thus failing the most basic burdens of proof for a valid contract in the courtroom. Spooner widely circulated the No Treason pamphlets, which also contained a legal defense against the crime of treason itself intended for former Confederate soldiers (hence the name of the pamphlet, arguing that "no treason" had been committed in the war by the south). These excerpts were published in DeBow's Review and other well known southern periodicals of the time. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library (Social Law).

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        Grande dipinto a tempera raffigurante Lenin (in russo: ?????), pseudonimo di Vladimir Il'i? Ul'janov (in russo: ???????? ????? ???????).

      - Grande dipinto policromo, su tela, in formato cm.151x78, raffigurante l'uomo politico sovietico a figura intera. Dipinto anonimo, di fattura accettabile. Dopo la rivoluzione d'ottobre Lenin (Simbirsk, 1870-1924) fu Primo Ministro della Repubblica russa dal 1917 al 1918 e della Repubblica Socialista Federativa Sovietica Russa dal 1918 al 1924 e dell'Unione Sovietica dal 1922 al 1924. "Ampiamente considerato una delle figure più significative e influenti del XX secolo, Lenin è stato oggetto postumo di un culto della personalità pervasivo all'interno dell'Unione Sovietica, fino alla sua dissoluzione avvenuta nel 1991. Divenne una figura ideologica dietro al marxismo-leninismo e quindi un'influenza di primo piano nel corso del movimento comunista internazionale. Personaggio controverso e altamente divisivo, i marxisti-leninisti considerarono Lenin come un rappresentate del socialismo e delle classi lavoratrici, mentre i critici, sia di sinistra sia di destra, lo vedono come il fondatore di una dittatura totalitaria responsabile della guerra civile e di una serie di violazioni dei diritti umani" (da Wikipedia). 600 gr.

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        Di ulteriori scoperte nell'antica necropoli a Marzabotto nel bolognese.


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      Turgis, 1870. Serie di 4 litografie colorate a mano eseguite da V. Faini su disegno di F. Grenier, ognuna di mm 190x285su foglio di mm 350x500. Le stampe rappresentano scene di vita spensierata in una campagna sul cui sfondo si svolgono le attività lavorative tipiche di ogni stagione.

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      o.O.,, ca.1870-1900.. Lwd.d.Zt., 62 Papptafeln, 8° quer. * Umfangreiches Leporello-Fotoalbum. Die Familie stammt aus Lößnitz/Erzgebirge, weiter werden genannt bzw. sind zu sehen: Familie Christoph Georg Heilmann, Holzwaaren-Fabrik C.H. Meyer, Mehl- und Brod-Niederlage W. Glöckner. Gezeigt werden alle Familienmitglieder, Feste, Turnverein, Grabstätten, Betriebe, Ortsansichten, Mietshäuser, Fabrikansichten etc. Ein einzigartiges fotohistorisches Dokument aus dem deutsch-böhmischen Erzgebirge. ** bestoßen, Gelenke an zwei Stellen durchgerissen. ANY QUESTIONS ?? Please don´t hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++

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        Auf Löwen reitende Putti" originale Pastell-Kreide auf Papier und alt auf Leinwand montiert ca.30,5x37cm; um 1870 [Dekorativ im Oval unter altem Glas gerahmt (46x50cm)]

      - "Putti riding on lions" original pastels on paper, old mounted on canvas approx.30,5x37cm; around 1870 [Framed behind glass; dimension of the old leaf-gilt wooden frame 46x50cm.] Sujet wie barocke Fülle der Darstellung weisen auf einen Bewunderer, Kenner und Nachfolger des genialsten Malers des 17.Jahrhunderts Peter Paul Rubens hin. Hans Makart war für seinen ersten Biograph Friedrich Pecht neben Menzel der genialste Maler des 19.Jahrhunderts. Makart war wie wenige seiner Zeitgenossen mit dem Schaffen Rubens bestens vertraut, er schulte sein Auge und seine Malerei an Rubens Werken, der neben Tizian zu seinen großen Vorbildern gehörte. So rekurriert die vorliegende Arbeit in Pastellkreide eindeutig das barocke Vorbild eines Peter Paul Rubens in der Meisterlichkeit eines Großen des 19.Jahrhunderts im besten Makartschen-Stil. So erscheint mir dem kunsthistorischen Dilettanten im eigentlichen Sinne des Wortes (italienisch dilettare aus lateinisch delectare „sich erfreuen, sich ergötzen") eine Zuordnung dieser wunderbaren Arbeit voller Sinnlichkeit und Farbigkeit in den Umkreis des „Rubens des 19.Jahrhunderts" Hans Makart mehr als gerechtfertigt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      Chapman & Hall, London 1870 - In original six parts, including first state of No. 6, with price cancel mounted to upper wrapper; uniformly bound in original blue-green pictorial wrappers; 12 plates and tissue guards present; additional illustrated advertisements, including one lithographed in colors at rear of No. 1 and another advertising cork hats printed on cork bound in rear of No. 2. Wrappers of No. 1 quite worn and darkened with old paper reinforcement to match but now rather equally ragged; spines are all partially perished at base, old stain to No. 3, else a Near Very Good or better set housed in custom cloth and paper-covered slipcase. GIMBEL A154. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A History of British Birds. Second edition. In Six volumes.

      London, George Bell and Sons, 1870 2nd edition. 6 volumes; Hardback, Size approx 10 x 7 inches. In dark green/blue cloth covers with gilt decorative lettering and pictorial decorations to spines and gilt vignettes to front. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Covers are worn with some minor damage to corners; corners bumped, rubbed and chipped, nicks to ends and corners of spines. Chips to rear spine edge on vol.3. Chip to cloth on spine of vol.6, with split nr lettering at top of spine. Rubbing and a couple of nicks/bumps to edges. Some rubbing and marks to boards. Some glue repairs to inner hinges. Some minor handling and thumb marks to some pages. Colour plates clean and bright. A few pages uncut/unopened. Embossed stamp to dedication page “St. Johns school library leatherhead.” with small label “Sold as duplicate, St Johns School.” Stamp also appears to some pages inside. Else inside pages very clean and tight. --- Regarded as the best edition of this set. Six volumes. With 365 colour chromolithographic plates.

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        Brüssel 1806 - 1874). Schafe. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1870. Unten rechts signiert. 82 x 46 cm. Im Holzrahmen mit Messingschildchen.

      1870 - Sechs Schafe, davon vier liegend, in hügeliger Weidelandschaft unter hohem wolkigen Himmel.- Verso auf Rahmen eigenhändig bezeichnet 'AR Jones Brussels', desweiteren alter Aufkleber eines Malerbedarfshandels 'E.M. Bourguignon' in Brüssel und Leinwand bestempelt 'Prepared by Charles Roberson 99 Long Ace London '.- Ein kleines restauriertes Loch im Himmel.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- . Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bethlehem : The Shepherd's Nativity Hymn. Written By Henry Farnie

      Metzler & Co, London. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1870?]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6647015..

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        Fragmenta historicorum Graecorum.SUIVI DE INSCRIPTION GRECQUE DE ROSETTE. 5 TOMES/5 : COMPLET. Planches dépliantes.

      A. Firmin-Didot. 1870 - Fragmenta historicorum Graecorum. Parisiis : A. Firmin-Didot, 1870-78, in-4 (27 cm), demi-basane beige, reliure d'époque, dos à nerfs orné, 5 vol., texte en latin & grec, Imprimé sur deux colonnes. Légers défauts usuels. Vol. 1. Fragmenta Hecataei, Charonis, Xanthi, Hellanici, Pherecydis., etc. Apollodori bibliotheca, cum fragmentis auxerunt, notis et prolegomenis illustrarunt, indice plenissimo instruxerunt Car. et Theod. Mulleri. XCI - 590 pp. - 2 planches dépliantes (fac-sim) - SUIVI DE INSCRIPTION GRECQUE DE ROSETTE. VIII - 42 pp - Très grande planche dépliante (Fac-sim). Vol. 2. XLII-630 pp. Vol. 3. 729 pp. Vol. 4. III - 856 pp. Vol. 5. DEUX PARTIES EN 1 VOL. Pars prior : Fragmenta Aristodemi, Eusebii, Prisci, Joannis Antiocheni, Joannis Malelae. Critobuli Imbriotae libri quinque De Rebus gestis Mechemetis II., accedunt Photii Homiliae duae De Rossorum invasione. Fragmenta Peripli, Ponti Euxini et Anapli Bospori. E codicibus Parisiensi. edidit, prolegomenis, annotatione, indicibus instruxit Carolus Müller. Pars altera : Historicorum Graecorum et Syriorum reliquiae in Armeniorum scriptis servatae. Collegit, versione gallica, prolegomenis, annotatione, indicibus instruxit Victor Langlois. LXXI - 209 - XXXI - 420 pp. De la collection, Scriptorum graecorum bibliotheca : un symbole de perfection philologique. la meilleure collection européenne de textes grecs, la Scriptorum Graecorum Bibliotheca publiée chez Ambroise Firmin-Didot précède la fameuse Bibliotheca scriptorum graecorum et latinorum Teubneriana qui ne commence à paraître qu'en 1849 . Le correcteur attitré de la maison, Dübner, savant allemand venu travailler à la réédition du Thésaurus Graecae Linguae et fixé en France, avait une bonne connaissance des manuscrits, au moins parisiens, un sens excellent de la langue grecque et, derrière lui, trois cents ans de tradition philologique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood [with the Cork Ad]

      London (April-Sept.) 1870: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. In the original monthly parts, in printed wrappers; with the famous "Cork ad" in part II. Twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes and a portrait; [i-v]vi-vii, [1]2-190[192]. ALL wrappers are correct. Part VI has the first issue point of "Price Eighteenpence" pasted onto front wrap. This exceptional set collates complete, save for the scarce (perhaps rare) Chapman & Hall ad in part V. All plates are fine; spines are expertly renewed on parts I, V and VI. Front wrap of part I with 1/4" loss on top fore-corner; Cork ad with a small loss on corner. Housed in a handsome three-quarter leather solander, pull-off-top slipcase, with chemise. [Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384].

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        LUDWIG II., König von Bayern (1845 - 1886)., "Ludwig II. Koenig von Bayern etc.etc.etc." Brustbild nach halbrechts in Generalsuniform, mit der Kette des Hubertusordens und einem Ordensband.

      Lithographie auf China von J. Schönig, gedruckt bei T. Fritzsche im Verlag C. Seebald, München, um 1870, 41,5 x 37 cm. Kleinere Randläsuren. Prächtiges Porträt! Porträts, Bayern, Ludwig II., Wittelsbacher

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        Bible. The Holy Bible. According to the Authorized Version, with the Marginal Readings and Parallel References, Printed at Length and the Commentaries of Henry and Scott, Codensed By Rev. John McFarlane

      Edinburgh and London (c. 1870): William Collins, Sons and Co. Full-Leather. Folio. The Old and New Testaments, containing a compact Bible dictionary with a scripture atlas and plans in color and a series of black and white illustrations of the lands of the Bible engraved from photographs; the family register is not written in. The Psalms of David in meter at end dated 1871 and limited to only 5000 copies. A beautiful Bible, bound in contemporary full brown morocco, stamped in blind, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in blind and gilt; all edges gilt.

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        Etudes sur la maladie des vers à soie

      2 volumes in 8 de I. Paris, Jean-Albert Gauthier-Villars, 1870, , 2 volumes in 8 de I. frontispice, XII, 322 pages et 36 planches hors-texte ; et de II. (6), 327 pages et 1 planche, demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse orné (coins, coiffes et coupes frottés), Première édition. Durant trente ans, la France connut une baisse très importante dans sa production de tissus de soie, due à une maladie inconnue touchant la chenille du bombyx du mûrier. En 1865, le Ministre de l'agriculture chargea Louis Pasteur d'étudier ce phénomène. Celui-ce se rendit dans le sud de la France, lieu d'élevage des vers, et effectua des recherches sur la maladie pendant 5 ans. Dans cet ouvrage, Pasteur fait un compte-rendu des différentes recherches et expériences menées sur les maladies des vers à soie. Il explique que la mort des spécimens est due à deux maladies différentes qu'il appelle pébrine et flacherie. L'une est causée par un parasite et l'autre est due à l'environnement. Les deux affections sont héréditaires et contagieuses. Il indique enfin les moyens pour éradiquer la maladie notamment en enlevant les oeufs et les larves contaminées et en faisant attention aux conditions environnementales dans lesquelles sont placées les spécimens. C'est au travers de cette étude et de celle du charbon que Pasteur démontre le premier qu'une maladie est liée à un agent pathogène déterminé. Norman 1657 ; En français dans le texte, 272 ; et Garrisson & Morton, 2481.

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        The Microscope or descriptions of various objects of especial interest and beauty, adapted for microscopic observations

      VI-154 pages, 8 planches en Londres, Groombridge and sons, 1870, in-8, VI-154 pages, 8 planches en couleurs, percaline bordeaux de l'éditeur, composition en noir et or sur le plat supérieur, Cinquième édition. Nombreuses figures dans le texte. Mary Ward (1827-1869), astronome et artiste-peintre, s'est également intéressée à la microscopie : elle est la première femme à écrire sur le sujet. Cet ouvrage est l'un des premiers à vulgariser un sujet scientifique, afin que leur lecture soit à la portée des jeunes lecteurs. Les planches qui l'accompagnent ont été dessinées par l'auteur elle-même. Reliure satisfaisante.

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        Le livre des parfums

      front., (4), XIX, (1bl), 431 Paris, E. Dentu, s.d. (1870), in-8, front, (4), XIX, (1bl), 431, (1)pp, 12pl, percaline verte richement ornée de motifs dorés sur le premier plat et le dos et du même motif à froid sur le second plat, tranches dorées. (Rel. de l'éd.), PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE. Rare. Ouvrage recherché. Frontispice et 12 très belles planches chromolithographiés h.t.; très nombreuses fig. sur bois dans le texte ou à pleine page. Préface d'Alphonse Karr. Histoire des parfums et de leur utilisation à travers les différentes époques, depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à l'époque du Second Empire, aussi bien en Europe qu'en Asie et Arabie. L'auteur, Eugène Rimmel, était un célèbre parfumeur et fabricant de cosmétiques établi à Paris. Bon exemplaire sans rousseurs, conservé dans sa belle reliure de l'éditeur

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        Fabrication du sucre de betteraves. La diffusion appliquée a l'extraction du jus

      VIII-65 pp. Louvain, typographie de Ch. Peeters, 1870, in-8, VIII-65 pp, demi chagin bleu-noir, Deux planches dépliables, et quelques tableaux explicatifs. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris.

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        A Propos d'un Tapis ou la Science du Foyer Domestique

      202 pp., (1) Neuchatel, Librairie générale de J. Sandoz, 1870, in-8, 202 pp, (1), broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition française. Connue pour avoir écrit « La Case de l'Oncle Tom » qui sensibilisa l'opinion publique aux questions de l'esclavage, Elizabeth Harriet Beecher Stowe a exercé une influence à la fois par ses écrits et ses prises de position publiques sur des questions sociales contemporaines. Sa s

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        Principes de droit civil français

      Bruylant-Christophe & C. e Paris A. Maresq Aine, 1870 1878. in-8 33 voll Macchie al dorso di due volumi

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        Röntgenologische Differentialdiagnostik von Francis A. Burgener (Autor), Martti Kormano

      Endlich einmal ein radiologisches Nachschlagewerk, das nicht von der fertigen Diagnose ausgeht, sondern vom Befund! Auf diese Weise lernt man tatsächlich Röntgenaufnahmen zu interpretieren." Fortschr. Med. " ein hervorragendes Nachschlagewerk." Strahlentherapie und Onkologie "Es erübrigt sich eigentlich zu betonen, daß Inhalt, Form, Text, Gestaltung, die drucktechnische Ausführung der hervorragenden ausgewählten und aufgenommenen Röntgenabbildungen, der Tabellen,Zeichnungen und nicht zuletzt die hervorragende Fachübersetzung allerhöchsten Ansprüchen Rechnung trägt." Zentralorgan ChirurgieIhr Bildarchiv zur Röntgenologischen Differentialdiagnose! Sie suchen die Diagnose, die sich hinter Ihrem Bildbefund verbirgt? Sie bevorzugen das systematische Herangehen an Ihr differentialdiagnostisches Problem? Sie sichern Ihre Diagnose gerne anhand typischer Referenzbefunde ab? Dann ist dieses Buch exakt für Sie konzipiert! Es garantiert den spielerisch leichten Zugang zur Komplexität der Röntgenologischen Differentialdiagnostik Vollständig Gegliedert in die Themenbereiche Knochen, Thorax und Abdomen werden alle Bereiche der konventionellen Röntgendiagnostik sowie die gängigen Kontrastmitteluntersuchungen dargestellt. Schnell Ausgehend von der Bildmorphologie sind alle differentialdiagnostisch relevanten Krankheitsbilder in 137 tabellarischen Darstellungen aufgelistet. Krankheit, radiographischer Befund, klinischer Kommentar und die zugehörige Abbildung bilden eine Einheit, die die rasche Orientierung ermöglicht. Beispielhaft Typische Befunde dienen als Referenz und führen Sie zur korrekten Diagnose. In 1870 Abbildungen und Schemazeichnungen wird die Röntgenologische Differentialdiagnostik visualisiert und erlebbar. Der kompetente Begleiter in der Weiter- und Fortbildung und wertvolles Hilfsmittel während der fachärztlichen Tätigkeit. Nicht nur ein Buch für Radiologen - auch Internisten, Chirurgen und Orthopäden werden von diesem Werk profitieren."Endlich einmal ein radiologisches Nachschlagewerk, das nicht von der fertigen Diagnose ausgeht, sondern vom Befund! Auf diese Weise lernt man tatsächlich Röntgenaufnahmen zu interpretieren." Fortschr. Med. " ein hervorragendes Nachschlagewerk." Strahlentherapie und Onkologie "Es erübrigt sich eigentlich zu betonen, daß Inhalt, Form, Text, Gestaltung, die drucktechnische Ausführung der hervorragenden ausgewählten und aufgenommenen Röntgenabbildungen, der Tabellen,Zeichnungen und nicht zuletzt die hervorragende Fachübersetzung allerhöchsten Ansprüchen Rechnung trägt." Zentralorgan Chirurgie Röntgenologische Differentialdiagnostik (Broschiert) von Francis A. Burgener (Autor), Martti Kormano

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      - [1870]-Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung des Großen Generalstabes (Hrsg.) Zusammenfassung: Der deutsch-französische Krieg 1870 - 1871. Redigirt von der kriegsgeschichtlichen Abtheilung des Grossen Generalstabes [2 Teile in 5 Bden. und 3 Mappen mit Karten; zus. 8 Bde., komplett]. Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1874- 1881. OLeinenbände, Goldprägung, gr.-8°, zus. ca. 4500 S. - 76 (von 78) Faltkarten - Rücken Bd. 1 etwas ausgeblichen, hier die ersten Bll. etwas altersfleckig, sonst gut erhalten, die Einbände mit nur marginalen Gebrauchsspuren! Insgesamt schönes Exemplar, die Kartenbände wurden kollationiert! ++ 1. Teil: Geschichte des Krieges bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs: Bd. 1/1: Vom Beginn der Feindseligkeiten bis zur Schlacht von Gravelotte; Bd. 1/2: Von der Schlacht bei Gravelotte bis zum Sturz des Kaiserreichs; Dritter Band, 2. Teil: Geschichte des Krieges gegen die Republik: Bd. 2/1: Von der Einschliessung von Paris bis zur Wiederbesetzung von Orléans durch die Deutschen; Bd. 2/2: Die Ereignisse im Norden Frankreichs [.]; Bd. 2/3: Die Ereignisse im Südosten Frankreichs von Mitte Januar bis zur Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten. Rückwärtige Verbindungen. Der Waffenstillstand. Rückmarsch und Okkupation. Rückblicke. DREI VOLLSTÄNDIGE KARTENBÄNDE: Karten I.II. Verzeichnis der Skizzen, Pläne und Übersichtskarten: 28 Karten in 24 , gut erhalten, von Hand nummeriert // 2. Kartenband: Karten III.IV. Verzeichnis der Skizzen, Pläne und Übersichtskarten von Karte 25 bis 48 (24 Karten in 29), gut erhalten, die Kanten der Faltungen äußerlich leicht angeschmutzt // 3. Kartenband: Karte. Verzeichnis der Skizzen, Pläne und Übersichtskarten von Karte 49 bis 67 (19 Karten in 23), alle sehr gut erhalten, unverletzt. Sprache: Deutsch.

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        Bulletin de la Société de l'Industrie minérale. Première Série: Tome I, 1855-1856 - Tome XV, 1869-1870. (and) Première Série: Atlas I -X, XII- XV.

      Saint-Etienne, Paris, Imprimerie de Théolier Ainé, Dunot successeur de Victor Dalmont, 1855-1870. - 29 vols: 15 vols. 8vo (22,5x15 cm); Texte, and 14 vols. Large 4to (30,5x25 cm): Atlas. All the volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half cloth, spines gilt with gilt lines and gilt titles; covers marbled paper (a bit rubbed). Each tex-volume with about 600 till 900 pages, with folding tables. The atlasses, all complete, with in total 382 double-page plates (incl. 7 large folding plates). Also including 27 double-page maps (1 in colour "l'Algérie") of which 4 large folding maps (1 in colour "Sarrebrucke") - Dealing with mining engineering ("mines de houille, de fer, de plomb, de cuivre argentifière."), mineralogy, metallurgy, geology in general, industrial constructions, ways of transport, all over the world, but mainly in France, and many specialized subjects as "lampes à gaz, ventilateurs, chaudières à vapeur", etc. - Of the First Series, which consists of 30 volumes (15 textvols. and 15 atlasses), we offer here 29 volumes (15 textvols and 14 atlasses), with only light brown spots in places, carefully collated: with all the 382 plates of the 14 atlasses: lithographs by Nublat and Lantz, engraved by Dentan. - Rare set 24000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        14 épreuves photographiques originales

      c.. tirages sur papier albuminé , c. 1870, in-plano, tirages sur papier albuminé, contrecollés sur carton, sous serpentes, et montés sur onglets, demi-maroquin vert bouteille, dos et plats muets, Timbre à sec du photographe en pied de chaque carton : "E. Delon. Photographe. Rue Lafayette 20. Toulouse". Bel album composé de clichés photographiques réalisés autour du canal du Midi ; chacun est accompagné d'une légende manuscrite, probablement de la main du photographe : 1. Bief de partage [240 x 328 mm] 2. Embouchure du canal de Midi dans la Garonne [215 x 350 mm] 3. Grand mur du réservoir de Lampy [353 x 250 mm] 4. Digue de retenue du réservoir de Saint-Férréol [350 x 263 mm] 5. Grand mur du réservoir de Lampy [343 x 265 mm] 6. Souterrain de Malpas [253 x 335 mm] 7. Prise d'eau dans l'Aude à Moussoulens [335 x 246 mm] 8. Monument du Maurouge [330 x 220 mm] 9. Pont-canal du Fresquel [335 x 235 mm] 10. Vue du canal de Carcassonne [320 x 258 mm] 11. Port de Castelnaudary [250 x 338 mm] 12. Écluse octotype de Fonséranne [365 x 258 mm] 13. Pont du canal de Béziers [248 x 345 mm] 14. Pont-jumeaux (jonction du canal de Midi, du canal de Saint-Pierre et du canal latéral à la Dordogne) [250 x 350 mm] Les deux premiers clichés semblent inédits (une épreuve du cliché n° 2, "Embouchure du canal de Midi dans la Garonne", est à conservées la BNF [PH391P]). Les autres ont fait l'objet de publications commandées par le Ministère des travaux publics : 8 ont été publiées dans : DELON (Eugène), MAYER. Aude, Hérault, Gard, Vaucluse, Ardèche : vues photographiques [Ministère des travaux publics, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées] (Paris), 1873 (clichés n° 6 à 13) ; 3 dans : DELON (Eugène). Ariège, Haute Garonne, Gers. [Ministère des travaux publics, École nationale des ponts et chaussées] (Paris), 1873 (clichés n° 3, 5 et 14) ; et 7 dans : LAGRENE (Henri-Melchior de). Les Travaux publics de la France : Routes et ponts, chemins de fer, rivières et canaux, ports de mer, phares et balises... Tome troisième, Rivières et canaux, eaux des villes, irrigations et assainissement des terres. J. Rothschild (Paris), 1876-1883 (clichés 3 à 6 et 12 à 14). Eugène Delon (1823-1894), photographe à Toulouse, est actif à partir de 1856 et jusqu'en 1894 ; ancien associé de Molas, il reprend les affaire de ce dernier et s'installe au 20 rue Louis Napoléon, devenue rue Lafayette, vers 1869, puis au 18 de la même rue vers 1876, et enfin rue Alsace Lorraine dans les années 1890. Spécialiste de la photographie du patrimoine toulousain, on lui doit, outre les clichés réalisés sur la demande du Ministère des travaux publics, plusieurs photographies du Musée de Toulouse. On lui connait également une activité de portraitiste et, dans des domaines tout à fait différents, de musicien et de poète.

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        Milano, senza piazza antistante e con casupole tutto attorno.

      Bellissima carta salata , 1870 circa, di cm. 24,5 x 33,0. su cartoncino Mancanza ad un angolo.

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        Examen critique des principales méthodes d'électrisation

      67, (1bl.)pp. Paris, P. Asselin, 1870, in-8, 67, (1bl.)pp, demi-chagrin noir moderne [Laurenchet], Mémoire extrait, avec pagination nouvelle, des "Archives générales de Médecine". L'auteur reprend ici un chapitre de son ouvrage fondamental : L'électrisation localisée (3e édition, 1872). Duchenne condense "aussi brièvement que possible" vingt années de recherche sur les méthodes d'électrisation. Il juge comparativement la valeur thérapeutique de l'électrisation par action réflexe, de l'électrisation localisée par courants d'induction et courants galvaniques et des courants continus constants. Importante étude de synthèse qui nous donne à lire, en quelques pages, certaines des théories les plus importantes de Duchenne de Boulogne. Norman mentionne un autre tirage chez Baillière, avec une collation différente. Norman, n° 661

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        De la déviation des compas à bord des navires et du moyen de l'obtenir à l'aide du compas de déviation

      VIII, 56pp. Paris, A. Bertrand, s;d. (1870), in-8, VIII, 56pp, demi-basane marron. (Rel. de l'ép.), L'auteur reprend ici le court texte qu'il avait donné aux Archives de Sciences et de Physique de Genève, en 1867, et le développe abondamment. Rousseurs

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. O. O., [1870].

      1870. 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Manuskript zu einem autogbiographischen Lebenslauf, der - so von anderer Hand in Bleistift vermerkt - an einen Dr. Andresen versandt wurde: "Joh. Georg Eberlein, Professor der Architektur an der Kgl. Kunstgewerbeschule in Nürnberg, wurde geboren den 13 April 1819 zu Linden, einem früher zum Kloster Heilsbronn gehörigen Orte, bei Markt Erlbach. Sein Vater, ein Schuhmacher und Veteran aus den Freiheitskriegen, ließ dem in früher Jugend vielfach kränklichen Knaben einen guten Schulunterricht ertheilen, da der Knabe viele Fähigkeiten zeigte. Ein Haupthebel für die spätere Laufbahn war jedoch der Großvater Eberlein [...]".

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        Teilansicht, "Strasse in San Franzisko mit einem Dampf - Omnibus".

      - Chromolitho. n. Hildebrandt, um 1870, 27 x 37,5 Die Chromolithografien wurden von R. Steinbock und W. Loeillot nach den von Eduard Hildebrandt meist auf seiner Weltreise 1862/63 geschaffenen Aquarellen angefertigt. - Original auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert ( 45,4 x 55,8 cm ). Lit.: s. Th./B.XVII. Dekoratives Blatt.

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      1870. Veduta della città e del gofo di Baia edita a Basilea intonro alla metà del XIX secolo. Acquatinta stampata a colori e finemente colorata a mano, lievi macchi di umidità restaurate al'angolo superiore sinistro, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Basilea Basle 490 370

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        COBURG. - Geissler, Robert. Album von Coburg. Erinnerungsblätter.

      Coburg, Georg Sendelbach, ca. 1870 - 13 x 18 cm. Mit 8 getönten Lithographien von und nach Robert Geissler. OBroschur. Das seltene Album enthält hübsche kleine Ansichten von Coburg, u.a. eine Gesamtansicht, Marktplatz, Theaterplatz, Veste Coburg, Veste Coburg (Fuerstenbau), Schloss Ehrenburg, Schloss Callenberg und Schloss Rosenau. - Rücken erneuert. Leicht fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1870 - Superbe peinture chinoise en rouleau horizontal représentant le cortège d'un mariage luxueux. Chine, dynastie Qing, seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. S.l.n.d. [Chine, dynastie Qing, seconde moitié du XIXe siècle].Rouleau horizontal peint sur soie et papier traditionnel chinois. Encre de Chine et lavis coloriés. Baguette d'enroulement en bois sombre ornée d'une bande de soie bleue. L'axe central du rouleau a un diamètre de 2 cm environ. Couverture décorée de soie multicolore. Dimensions du rouleau : environ 3,85 m de longueur x 0,36 m de largeur. / Superb horizontal Chinese scroll painting representing the procession of a luxurious wedding. China, Qing dynasty, towards 1850. N.p.n.d. [China, Qing dynasty, towards 1850].Scroll painting executed on silk and traditional Chinese paper. Indian ink and colored wash drawing. Rolling up dark wood stick decorated with a blue silk strip. The diameter of the central line of the roll is approximately 2 cm. Multicolor silk decorating the cover. Dimensions of the roll: approximate length of 3,85 m x 0,36 m width. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Travelling Waxworks Wunderkammer including the ‘Siamese Twins’ Chang & Eng Bunker, mummies, and the ‘apewoman’ Julia Pastrana and her baby.) Musée francais. Zum Erstenmale in dieser Stadt ausgestellt: Die zusammengewachsenen Siamesischen Zwillinge. Das größte Naturwunder des 19. Jahrhunderts. ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF CAPTIONS: Musée francais. For the first time exhibited in this town: The conjoined Siamese Twins. The greatest Natural Wonder of the 19th century.

      Munich, Deschler, s.d., but 1870. - Huge wall bill with a small wood cut vignette, showing Chang & Eng Bunker. Printed on very thin, yellow paper. Size: 25.5 x 8.5 inches. Somewhat narrow left margin, but in fine condition. Scarce wall bill advertising the Travelling Museum of Alexander Hartkopff. His name is not stated anywhere on the bill, but the exhibition can be identified as the ‘Museum Hartkopff’ with absolute certainty. Hartkopff was primarily based in Paris and this may explain why he could chose the title ‘Musée francais’, but I did not find a reasonable explanation, why his collection here became advertised as being a french museum and that exactly in the year the French-German war broke out – especially as Hartkopff had advertised under his name all the years before as contemporary periodicals or the previous wall bill in this catalog show. The bill starts with an announcement of what would have been the only visit of the conjoined twins Charles and Eng Bunker (1811-1874) to Munich. But it is higly unlikely, that the ‘Musée francais’ was indeed displaying the twins and not rather a waxwork model of them : Discovered in Thailand in 1829, but actually of chinese origin, the twins were brought to the US in 1839 and gained considerable popularity as main attraction in circusses, funfairs and freak shows. It was their origin that coined the term ‘Siamese twins’ for their kind of physical malformation, a phrase much in use until just recently. Although the twins mostly toured America they were well known all over the globe and later in their lives also visited Europe. In 1870, when the offered wall bill was printed, they did in fact visit Germany to present themselves to Rudolf Virchow in Berlin, the leading authority in the field of pathology in Germany at that time, to find out, whether there were any chances for surgically disjoining them. Virchow found it possible, but the twins finally decided against any change of their current condition and returned to the US. On the way home, Chang suffered a stroke and from then on depended totally on the help of his brother for the rest of his life. Although the information about the Bunker Twins given in the text of the bill basically is correct (their current age, their arrival from the States via England, their intention of possible surgical treatment), it is a well known fact that during their stay in Germany they were exclusively engaged by the company of Ernst Renz. Moreover, when staying in Berlin to meet Virchow, they insulated themselves from the public for most of the time, and to fullfill the contract with Renz they surely had to do so wherever in Germany they went to. They were clever and successful businessmen and one can doubt that they would have joined another exhibition taking the risk of contract penalties. But as mentioned in the description of the foregoing wall bill, the distinction between ‘the natural’ and ‘the artificial’ may have been of much lesser importance in the 1860/70s as it is today. For the contemporary audience it may well have been almost the same to get the chance of attending an exhibition of life-like wax models as to meet the originals. But the ‘Musée francais’ included much more than the Bunker Twins. It contained a huge Wunderkammer with items from "geology, ethnology, natural history, physiology and anthropology". This collection is described in much detail in the lower half of the bill and is stated to count for more than 2000 items spread over seperate sections (compared to only 725 on the previous wall bill from only a few years before). Many, though not all of these items again appear to be waxwork models, sculptures or half-artificial preparats. As a first highlight, the description of the cabinet so starts with a giant octopus ("sepia octopedia"), which eight tentacles were claimed to measure 11 feet long in lenght, and being as thick as 11 inches. The second section then is devoted to palaeontology, roaming a selection of fossils and models of prehistoric animals,

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        FRIEDRICH VOLTZ (1817 - 1886). Unter hohem Baumbestand stehen drei Kühe mit einem Kälbchen in einem Bach, auf dem Steg ein Hütermädchen mit Hund, in der Ferne ein Dorfkirchturm.

      - Braun lavierte Federzeichnung, um 1870, 19,5 x 32 cm. Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXXIV, S. 537/38. - Der in Nördlingen geborene Tier- und Landschaftsmaler studierte an der Münchner Akademie und wurde beeinflusst von A. Adam, Schleich und Spitzweg. Er "malte seit Mitte der 50er Jahre fast ausschl. Landschaften mit Tierstaffage von den Ufern und der Umgebung des Starnberger Sees". Verso Landschaftsskizze und Sammlerstempel.

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        The Poetical Works of Alan Ramsey In Two Volumes

      London: Virtue and Company, City Road and Ivy Lane, 1870. Copyright date not stated, (circa 1870) Two Volumes both illustrated throughout with Steel engraved plates. One half leather and period black half calf and brown cloth, red morocco labels, all edges marbled. Lightly worn; some foxing very good. Text and illustrations very good, bindings are secure, a solid collectible set of books.. First Edition. Leather and Cloth Boards. very good Plus/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall. Collectible.

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      - MOTHER GOOSE. MOTHER GOOSE'S MELODIES ("Mother Goose in a New Dress" on cover). Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, no date, circa 1870. 4to (9 1/2 x 10 1/2"), green gilt cloth, beveled edges, very light rubbing and shelf wear, VG++. Printed on rectos only, each page is individually hinged into the book. Mother Goose rhymes are presented in English, with a few in French and German. Illustrated with beautiful chromolithographs on every page. The precision of the printing is impeccable and the colors almost appear hand colored. The preface notes that these drawings "were not designed for the public eye, but as a birthday gift from a loving daughter to her father who occupies one of the highest positions in the United States Government." The original copy was given to Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase by his daughters on his 62nd birthday. His daughter Janette did the illustrations and was encouraged by the publisher to have it published. This is an excellent copy and a lovely book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period th the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867.

      London: William Mackenzie. The covers of these books are frayed and worn by age. Otherwise very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views and other engravings. Rare to get all six volumes together.. 6 volumes. London, William Mackenzie, 1870. 19 cm x 27 cm. II, 402 pages, LXIV / V, 336 pages, LX / VII, 360 pages, XL / VI, 336 pages / VIII, 400 pages / VIII, 344 pages, LVI. Original Hardcover. The covers of these books are frayed and worn by age. Otherwise very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views and other engravings. Rare to get all six volumes together. England became inhabited more than 800,000 years ago, as the discovery of flint tools and footprints at Happisburgh in Norfolk has revealed. The earliest evidence for early modern humans in North West Europe, a jawbone discovered in Devon at Kents Cavern in 1927, was re-dated in 2011 to between 41,000 and 44,000 years old. Continuous human habitation in England dates to around 13,000 years ago (see Creswellian), at the end of the last glacial period. The region has numerous remains from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Age, such as Stonehenge and Avebury. In the Iron Age, England, like all of Britain south of the Firth of Forth, was inhabited by the Celtic people known as the Britons, including some Belgic tribes (e.g. the Atrebates, the Catuvellauni, the Trinovantes, etc.) in the south east. In AD 43 the Roman conquest of Britain began; the Romans maintained control of their province of Britannia until the early 5th century. The end of Roman rule in Britain facilitated the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, which historians often regard as the origin of England and of the English people. The Anglo-Saxons, a collection of various Germanic peoples, established several kingdoms that became the primary powers in present-day England and parts of southern Scotland. They introduced the Old English language, which largely displaced the previous British language. The Anglo-Saxons warred with British successor states in Wales, Cornwall, and the Hen Ogledd (Old North; the Brythonic-speaking parts of northern England and southern Scotland), as well as with each other. Raids by Vikings became frequent after about AD 800, and the Norsemen settled in large parts of what is now England. During this period, several rulers attempted to unite the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, an effort that led to the emergence of the Kingdom of England by the 10th century. Under the Tudors and the later Stuart dynasty, England became a world colonial power. During the rule of the Stuarts, the English Civil War took place between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists, which resulted in the execution of King Charles I (1649) and the establishment of a series of republican governments ? first, a Parliamentary republic known as the Commonwealth of England (1649-1653), then a military dictatorship under Oliver Cromwell known as The Protectorate (1653-1659). The Stuarts returned to the restored throne in 1660, though continued questions over religion and power resulted in the deposition of another Stuart king, James II, in the Glorious Revolution (1688). England, which had conquered Wales in the 13th century, united with Scotland in 1707 to form a new sovereign state called Great Britain. Following the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain ruled a worldwide Empire, the largest in recorded history. Following a process of decolonisation in the 20th century, mainly caused by the weakening of Great Britain's power in the two World Wars, almost all of the empire's overseas territories became independent countries. However, as of 2017, its cultural impact remains widespread and deep in many of them. (Wikipedia).

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        Rare Autographed Letter Signed

      London, 1870. unbound. 4 pages (front and back) with each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9 inches, Rangers House, Greenwich, London, November 8, 1870, requesting a letter of recommendation for a friend who left England to practice law in Toronto and providing news about Queen Victoria's son Arthur, in part: "...Prince Arthur has rejoined his regiment and continues to do the same duty with these as he did in Montreal. We all look back with great pleasure to our visit to Canada, and the accounts the Prince has given of his visit have made people far better acquainted with the country than they had hitherto been. His photographs have been much admired, being superior both as regards scenery and portraits to anything one sees in England..." Usual folds with a couple of minor stains; very good(-) condition. English soldier who was the recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award -- for gallantry in the face of the enemy -- that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He died at the age of 36.

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