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        A Natural History of British Moths

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1872. 6 volumes, octavo. (10 1/8 x 7 inches). Titles in red and black. 132 hand-coloured lithographic plates. Original green cloth, blocked in gilt and blind. A fine set of this extensively illustrated work on the moths of Great Britain. Each plate includes at least three species, and sometimes over twenty: as the title mentions, "the plates contain nearly two thousand exquisitely coloured specimens." The accompanying text generally gives information on where the species is to be found, the appearance of the caterpillar, when the caterpillar appears and what its food-plant is. The first edition was published between 1859 and 1870. Cf. BM (NH) III, p.1354 (ist edition).

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        A Natural History of British Moths: Complete in 4 Vols.;

      London, Bell and Daldry, 1872.. HARDBACKS, half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spines ornately decorated with gilt embossed designs, gilt lettering on spine labels, marbled end-papers, black and red lettering on title-pages, pages: xvi, 253; iv, 321; iv, 180; iv, 223, all edges gilt, hand-coloured plates xcvi - containing nearly two thousand illustrations, 152mm x 250mm (6" x 9.75"), heads, tails and edges rubbed, corners slightly bumped with rubbing and small losses, covers worn with rubbing to boards and leather, spotting to end-papers, title-pages and last few pages, with some light occasional spotting on other pages, some light pencil annotations, small tear in front end-papers and title-page of Vol. IV repaired, otherwise a very fine set. Scarce. 4.4Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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        THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray, 1872. The sixth edition with 'Twelfth Thousand' to the title page. This is catalogued as Freeman 392 and is identical to that with 'Eleventh Thousand' (Freeman 391) on the title page, but freeman suggests that that with 'Twelfth Thousand' is less common. He writes of the sixth edition "It is in this edition that the word 'evolution' occurs for the first time" and of the number printed he adds "The sixth edition, which is usually regarded as the last, appeared in February 1872. Murray's accounts show that 3,000 copies were printed, but this total presumably included both those with eleventh thousand on the title page and those with twelfth, the latter being notably less common"; pp. xxi, [i], 458, fold-out chart. Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, and blind stamped decoration to boards, very good with some general wear and rubbing, professionally and inconspicuously repaired chip to the head of the spine, corners slightly worn, very slight split in cloth to foot of front joint, gilt still bright. Contents clean and tight, original brown end papers, with a neat contemporay signature to the front free end paper, which also has a light crease, slight toning to pages mostly to edges, slight reading wear, no inscriptions. A very good copy. Freeman 392. . Sixth Edition. Green Buckram. Very Good. 8vo.

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington

      Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1872-1874. 3 volumes (text: 2 volumes, royal 8vo [10 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches; atlas of plates. folio [20 x 14 inches]). Text: "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to volume II of text; atlas of plates: 120 hand-coloured lithographs after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rhindesbacher and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A.Hoffy, Ralph Tremblay, Henry Dacre and others, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen and others. Expertly bound to style in uniform navy half morocco over the original blue cloth-covered, richly gilt spines divided into five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with repeat decorative motif built up from small tools, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The last folio edition of one of the most important 19th-century works on the American Indian, and one of the most important colour plate books produced in America in the age of lithography The first folio edition was issued by E.C. Biddle from 1836 to 1844, and reissued by F.W. Greenough and Daniel Rice. The number of different printers and lithographers involved in the project speaks to the complicated production of the most elaborate plate book published in the United States up to that time. The present final edition of McKenney & Hall was issued by the firm of D. Rice, whose father took over the initial project as publisher in the early 1840's. This edition differs from the original folio edition in significant ways. Most importantly, a plate is added, the portrait of the Seminole chief Billy Bowlegs which appears as a frontispiece in the second text volume, making this the most complete form of the work. Also, this edition was published without the map, table, and facsimile signatures of subscribers which appeared in the original edition, and also removes James Hall's name from the titlepage, only crediting McKenney. This edition is also unusual for the number plates that are included with no publisher's credit line. The reason for this is not known, but Christopher W. Lane states that 'there was no single date at which these no-imprint variants were run off'. In other words, they could date from the 1830's onwards, although he goes on to note that their first recorded appearance is in an 1842 issue of volume I of the 3-volume folio edition. McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. OCLC 35709791; this edition not in Field, Howes, or Sabin

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        Histoire des arts industriels au moyen age et a l'epoque de la renaissance. paris, a.morel and co. libraires-editeurs 1872,1881, 1875,

      3 Voll. cm.25x32,5, pp.445,461,544, LXXVII tavv.bn.e a col., alcune con oro, rilegg.in brossura con dorso in tela.

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        Histoire des Arts Industriels au Moyen Age et a l'epoque de la Renaissance

      Paris,: A.Morel & Co. Libraires-Editeurs, 1872,1881, 1875,. Deuxième Edition. 3 Voll.cm.25x32,5,pp.445,461,544, LXXVII tavv.bn.e a col., alcunecon oro, rilegg.in brossura con dorso in tela.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS (American Edition) (In 70 Parts)

      New York Book Concern. Thomas Nast; C. S. Reinhart; W. L. Sheppard; Thoma. Issued in parts and printed from the sheets of the Harper & Brothers editions of 1872, 1874 and 1875 (Harper';s information on title pages; probably from Harper';s so-called Household Edition). Printed in 70 parts, issued in 38 fascicles bound in original blue wrappers. "Conditions of publication [from rear panel]: "The work will be issued in Semi-monthly Parts. Each 25 cents. Part will contain 48 pages of double column letter-press, profusely illustrated. The 50 cent Parts will contain 96 pages, with double the number of illustrations. No subscriber';s name will be taken for less than the entire work."~~The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (with fifty-two illustrations by Thomas Nast); The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (with fifty-two illustrations by C. S. Reinhart); Dombey and Son (with fifty-two illustrations by W. L. Sheppard); The Old Curiosity Shop (illustrated by Thomas Worth); The Personal History of David Copperfield (with a Portrait of the Author and Sixty-one illustrations by J. Barnard); The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (with Fifty-nine illustrations by J. Barnard); Little Dorrit (with fifty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney); Bleak House (with sixty-one illustrations by F. Barnard); The Adventures of Oliver Twist (with Twenty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney); Barnaby Rudge (with Forty-four illustrations by J. Barnard); A Tale of Two Cities (with over Forty illustrations by American and English Artists).~~Several fascicles have detached covers and a couple have wear at the spine; in general they are in about Very Good condition. ~A nice and scarce item for the Dickens collector.~~.

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        The WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. Household Edition

      New York:: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.. 1872 - 1877.. 10" x 7". 16 volumes, complete. Text printed double column.. Original publisher's green highly decorative cloth w/ gilt lettering & designs. BH & ATTC slightly darker cloth, as is occasionally found.. Period ownership signature or stamp of Agnes Post in every volume.. PP with small rub to spine. AN & DS with slight bump to top edges.. GE with fingerprint smudge to h.t. & following leaf. Withal, a. BRIGHT, fresh Nr Fine set formed at the time of publication, and. scarce thus.. This edition by Harpers modeled after the earlier Chapman & Hall/D. Appleton issue, but entirely reset by Harpers & utilizing many American artists to illustrate the works (cf. Gimbel D68). . Illustrated by divers artists, including the Americans Abbey, Frost, Nast, & Reinhart.

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        De l'Electrisation Localisée et de son Application à la Pathologie et à la Thérapeutique par courants induits et par courants Galvaniques interrompus et continus. Troisième édition entiérement refondue

      Paris,: J.B. Ballière,, 1872.. xii, 1120 pp. 8vo (14,5 x 23 cm.). Contemporary half olive morocco (rubbed & faded), spine gilt lettered. With 1 folded, partly, coloured, plate, 2 plain plates, and 255 fine wood engravings in the text. Garrison & Morton, 4543. Best edition of Duchenne's first major work. Including on page 357 the first description of partial brachial plexus paralysis, upper type, (Duchenne-Erb's palsy). According to its author, this edition is "almost a new book", and contains nearly 200 more pages of text, and 151 more illustrations than the first edition. With a list of Duchenne's publications, and a valuable illustrated description of numerous inductoria. Duchenne, one of the greatest clinicians of the nineteenth century and one of the greatest neurologists of France, employed induced current in the treatment of paralysis and other nervous disorders. "He first set out to classify the electrophysiology of the entire muscular system, studying the functions of isolated muscles in relation to bodily movements, and summarizing his results in "De l'Electrisation localisée". He started with the observation that a current from two electrodes applied to the wet skin can stimulate the muscle without affecting the skin, and it was

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        The WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. Household Edition

      New York:: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.. 1872 - 1877.. 10" x 7". PP, OCS & ED are 1st printings of this edition. 16 volumes, complete. Text printed double column.. Original publisher's green highly decorative cloth with gilt stamped lettering & designs.. Modest dusting to top edges. Light shelf wear. Overall, a fresh &. BRIGHT Nr Fine set.. This edition by Harpers modeled after the earlier Chapman & Hall/D. Appleton issue, but entirely reset by Harpers & utilizing many American artists to illustrate the works (cf. Gimbel D68). . Illustrated by divers artists, including the Americans Abbey, Frost, Nast, & Reinhart.

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        A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt

      London: John Van Voorst, 1872. 8vo., (9 2/8 x 6 inches). 14 FINE hand-coloured lithographs by Keulemans. Contemporary half tan calf, gilt, pink cloth (endleaves a bit spotted). Provenance: The supra libros, engraved armorial bookplate of Sir James Lamont (1828-1913), 14th laird of Knockdow, on the front paste-down, and signature on the title-page. First edition. Shelley, the nephew of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, made three trips to the Nile and many of the birds depicted here are illustrated for the first time by Keulemans who began his career as a taxidermist providing stuffed birds to the State Museum of Natural History at Leiden. The director of that museum encouraged Keulemans to pursue his love of natural history, where he obtained a scientific appointment after an expedition to West Africa in 1865 and 1866. His accomplishments in illustration came to the notice of Richard Bowdler Sharpe, later a director of the British Museum, who encouraged him to move to England. Keulemans quickly achieved wide recognition and established himself as the most popular bird artist of the late Victorian period. He regularly provided illustrations for "The Ibis" and "The Proceedings of the Zoological Society". He illustrated many important bird books including Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand" (1873), Shelley's "Monograph of the Sun-Birds" (1876-1880), William Vincent Legge's "Birds of Ceylon" (1880), Daniel Giraud Elliot's "Monograph of the Hornbills" (1887-1892), Richard Bowdler Sharpe's "Monograph on Kingfishers" (1868-1871), Henry Seebohm's "Monograph on Thrushes" (1902), and Osbert Salvin's "Biologia Centrali-Americana" (1879-1904). From the distinguished library of Sir James Lamont, who was a seasoned traveler: "Among the voyages undertaken by the late Sir James Lamont, Bart of Knockdow (a brief sketch of whose career was published yesterday), were visits to his river estate in Trinidad. Soon after succeeding to this estate, in 1850, he crossed the Cape to Trinidad in a coolie-ship, which was wrecked in the Boca de Monos, without loss of life. During the next few years he made three more voyages to the West Indies, as well as to the United States and Canada. He also visited Egypt, Greece, and Turkey. In 1858 7 1859, in his yacht Ginvera, a schooner of 142 tons, he made voyages to Spitzbergon, and in 1861 he published an account of his sporting adventures in northern seas under the title of "Season with the Sea-Horses". In 1869 Mr. Lamont built the Diana, a three-masted Schooner of 251 tons, with auxiliary steam, specially designed for Arctic travel, and in that year and the two following years he made further expeditions to the Polar seas. An account of these voyages appeared in 1876 under the title of "Yatching in the Artic Seas." Mr. Lamont made his last voyage to the West Indies in 1889" (Obituary "The Scotsman" Thursday 31st July 1913). Nisen IVB 872; Anker 469; Fine Bird Books, p.108; Wood, p.566; Zimmer, p.588. .

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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      Boston and New York: Lee & Shepard; Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1872. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. (xii),224,(i)pp. Original publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt on the boards with vignettes of the Red (front) and White (rear) Queens within triple gilt borders; spine title in gilt with an ornament and, at the base, the Lee and Shepard monogram. Chocolate brown coated endpapers. Illustrated by John Tenniel. With the Macmillan device on the page facing the contents. First state, with "wade" in the second line of "Jabberwocky", p. 21. Williams, Madan & Green report, No. 87, this as the first American edition, using Macmillan plates but with a rearrangement of the preliminary leaves and no advertisements at the end. Macmillan also published an American edition in 1872. Both the Macmillan and Lee & Shepard issues were in the usual red cloth used for the Alice books; our copy is in the publisher's scarce green sand-grain cloth binding. Light wear to the edges; the front free endpaper was replaced at an early date with similar paper; one signature stands proud; small neat repair to the rear hinge; occasional light soil and staining, else a very good copy.

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        THE NETHER SIDE OF NEW YORK; or, the Vice, Crime and Poverty of the Great Metropolis

      New York: Sheldon & Company, 1872. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. Previous owner's name on ffep. No library markings except a plate on front paste-down "Chappaqua Library Regulations." which spells out the the nine requlations. No other markings to indicate that this book was a library book. No pencil or ink markings in text. Blue cloth binding. Some rippliing of cloth on front board. Tears at top and bottom of spine with some loss of cloth especially at top. Corners bumped with loss of cloth at tips. Digital pictures of book available upon request. near Very Good binding.

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        THE NETHER SIDE OF NEW YORK; or The Vice,Crime, and Poverty of The Great Metropolis

      New York: Sheldon & Company , 1872 FIRST EDITION of Edward Crapsey's The Nether Side of New York, rare because it is in quite good condition. The boards are dark blue with slight discoloration, but not tears or loosening. The pages have some foxing but all very minor and intact. There is small library stamp on inside cover, but no other marks. The publisher used the frontispage to advertise. This is the 1872 edition, and RARE for this book to be in this fine condition.Papillon Books # 111Free shipping on this book *

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        ENGRAVING Of CHARLES DICKENS

      [London]:: Thomas McLean, Haymarket.. Circa 1872.. Engraving: 20" x 15". Frame: 33" x 27".. Nr Fine condition, in a contemporary frame showing little wear.. The Frith portrait of 1859, engraved by T. Oldham Barlow. Published by Thomas McLean in Haymarket. A handsome piece destined to grace a fireplace mantle.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      London: John Murray. 1872. First edition, Second issue. Hardcover. Fine. 1872, First edition, Second issue. 374 pp. + ads. Hardcover, green cloth, 8vo. Second issue points present: plates have Arabic numbering, misprint (htat) on pg. 208, ads dated November 1872. Fine copy, housed in a protective mylar sleeve. Cloth shows absolutely minor cornerwear and bumping to spine ends. Bright and unmarked contents. An excellent copy with all plates present. Digital images available upon request.

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        Roughing It

      Hartford: American Publishing Company: 1872. 591,[1]pp. plus seven plates including extra frontis. Illus. Publisher's three-quarter morocco, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. First two plates and titlepage loose. Minor toning. About very good. First American edition, first state. The first English edition was issued a week prior to the first American edition. "Valuable as an autobiographical chapter in the author's life and as a vivid portrayal of Nevada mining life in the '60s" - Howes. Howes C481; BAL 3337.

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        Through the Looking-Glass

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1872 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first impression of the first edition of this much-loved tale. With the misprint of 'wade' for 'wabe' on page 21. The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on. With John Tenniel's charming illustrations and a publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half morocco binding with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt decoration to spine. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright. A couple of the illustrations have been faintly coloured with crayon. Scattered foxing and occasional marks throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      Boston and New York: Lee & Shepard; Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1872. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. (xii),224,(i)pp. Original publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt on the boards with vignettes of the Red (front) and White (rear) Queens within triple gilt borders; spine title in gilt with an ornament and, at the base, the Lee and Shepard monogram. Chocolate brown coated endpapers. Illustrated by John Tenniel. With the Macmillan device on the page facing the contents. First state, with "wade" in the second line of "Jabberwocky", p. 21. Williams, Madan & Green report, No. 87, this as the first American edition, using Macmillan plates but with a rearrangement of the preliminary leaves and no advertisements at the end. Macmillan also published an American edition in 1872. Both the Macmillan and Lee & Shepard issues were in the usual red cloth used for the Alice books; our copy is in the publisher's scarce green sand-grain cloth binding. Light wear to the edges; the front free endpaper was replaced at an early date with similar paper; one signature stands proud; small neat repair to the rear hinge; occasional light soil and staining, else a very good copy.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [together with] THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (2 volumes, both Presentation Copies)

      London: Macmillan, 1872. Presentation copies of two of the most important books in children's literature. The ALICE is inscribed in Dodgson's hand, "Violet Mary Ann Eliza Molyneux, from the Author. Sep. 18, 1873." LOOKING GLASS is inscribed, "Agnes Elizabeth Sophia Molyneux from the Author. Sep. 18, 1873." These are the A. Edward Newton copies that were sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York, April 16-18, 1941, Lot # 336. The AAIW, inscribed to Violet, is the 37th thousand, in the original Macmillan red cloth and is about very good (hinges are cracking). The TTLG, inscribed to Agnes, is the 29th thousand and is in similar condition. Newton's Oak Knoll bookplates are on the front pastedowns, and those of Roger Hawes West on the front free endpapers. They are housed in a magnificent solander box custom made by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Edward Wakeling, editor of Lewis Carroll's diaries, has affirmed that the presentations are genuine, and he suggests that the books were probably sent by Carroll from Guildford because the presentations are in black ink (books he signed in London were almost always inscribed in purple ink). In his diary on September 16, 1873, Carroll noted: "Went to hear the 'infant pianistes,' Agnes and Violet Molyneux, and was quite charmed with their performance. Left a note for Mrs. Molyneux offering Alice's Adventures." Wakeling indicates that Carroll visited the family the next day and states that "this appears to be his only contact with them. An extensive search of census records and registers of performing artists has failed to locate them." We have found a reference to the Molyneux sisters in the July 5, 1875 issue of The Musical World, reporting a piano recital they performed at the Beethoven Rooms on May 27, 1875. The September 25, 1875 issue of The Musical World reports another concert by the sisters at the Royal Aquarium in Brighton. Although one of Carroll's maternal great grandmothers was Jane Molyneux, there is no evidence that he was related to the sisters.. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Early Printings. Hardcover. Collectible-Very Good. Illus. by John Tenniel. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Red Cloth Covered Boards.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London: MacMillan. Very Good- with no dust jacket 1872. 32nd thousand. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo .

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        The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California

      Boston: Alexander Moore, Lee and Shepard, 1872. Second Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket, as issued. John Muir's first contribution in a book. [iii-x], xi-xii, 12-79 pages. 10 small, mounted albumen photographs with tissue guards, two maps, three in-text illustrations. Red decorative borders on each page. Mulberry cloth, with the title decoratively stamped in gilt and black on the front board and in blind on the rear cover. All edges gilt. A combination travelogue of a train journey from Omaha to Yosemite and a natural history of the valley, which is noteworthy for two reasons: the inclusion of ten small albumen photographs and John Muir's first appearance in a book. The albumens, including views of Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and Yosemite Falls, are credited to John Soule, a Boston photographer, and he issued many of them, in slightly smaller form, as stereoviews. It has been long presumed that Soule was not the actual photographer. Some people have optimistically assigned the pictures to Carleton Watkins and others to Eadweard Muybridge, while more recent scholarship has attributed them to Martin Mason Hazeltine (see Kate Nearpass Ogden, 'God's Great Plow and the Scripture of Nature: Art and Geology at Yosemite' in California History, Vol. 71, No. 1 (Spring 1992)). Hazeltine had a summer studio at Yosemite in the late 1860s and early 1870s and is known to have sold negatives to Soule (see the Finding Aid to the Hazeltine collection at the Oregon Historical Society). Kneeland, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, first published The Wonders of Yosemite Valley in 1870. For the second edition, he added two chapters, 'Yosemite in 1872' and 'The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite.' The former quotes Muir anonymously: 'By far the greatest portion of Yosemite in unimprovable; her trees and her flowers will melt like the snow, but her domes and her falls are everlasting.' The account of the earthquake is almost entirely Muir's work (again uncredited). There was a third edition of the book, with more added content. Of the three editions, the second is the least common. This work is no. 10 in Francis Farquhar's chronologically arranged list of the twenty-five most important works on the region (Yosemite, the Big Trees, and the High Sierras: A Selective Bibliography). Muir's contributions are items 3 and 4 in William and Maymie Kimes' John Muir: A Reading Bibliography. Muir's two earlier publications were in newspapers. This is his first book appearance. See also Lloyd W. Currey and Dennis G. Kruska's Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839–1900 (no. 225; citing a source crediting Muybridge as a possible source for the photographs). A very good copy, neatly rebacked, preserving most of the spine; one plate with a one-inch marginal tear (not affecting the photograph). Several plates lacking the tissue guards. Previous owner's inscription dated June 20, '72 on preliminary blank. Generally, an attractive copy.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1872 & 1874. 33 volumes, octavo (212 × 135 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red morocco label, decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Illustrated plates throughout by, among others, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, Marcus Stone, H. K. Browne, Sir Edwin Landseer, John Leech, F. Walker, Maclise, Standfield, Doyle and Tenniel. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, internally nice and clean, an excellent set. Comprising 30 volumes "Works of Charles Dickens", Illustrated Library Edition and 3 volumes "The Life of Charles Dickens" by John Forster, fourth edition. An attractive example of what Dickens called "the best edition of my works".

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        A turning point in Chinese Gordon’s career: “No news of Egypt, as yet, a kind letter from Nubar Pasha saying Khedive would be glad if I would leave HMS & enter his…”

      Autograph Letter Signed “C G Gordon,” 1p, 5.5” x 8.5”. No place, [1872/1873]. To [Charles Henry Leopold] Kuhl. Soiling and tears at lower edge affecting last word, “Sunday.” Else darkly penned and in fine condition. In part, “Metternich makes no more voyages this year, so Leborne will have to go to Kustendjih, unless the Russian Boat which is to leave on Wednesday delays till Thursday which is not probable … No news of Egypt, as yet, a kind letter from Nubar Pasha saying Khedive would be glad if I would leave HMS & enter his, which any way is civil.” In a postscript, Gordon adds “I go I think to Kustendjih on Friday. Steamer arrives there on Saturday or Sunday.” Charles H.L. Kuhl was Resident Engineer on the Danube Commission. Gordon had been appointed as British Commissioner on the Danube Commission in 1871 with the objective of making the Danube fully navigable and to ensure free and safe passage for the vessels of all nations. In 1872, Gordon was in Turkey to work on the Danube Commission. At a casual meeting with Nubar Pasha in Constantinople he learned that the Khedive of Egypt wanted him to become Governor of the Sudan. Gordon expressed his willingness, but only if his own government approved. He heard nothing for a year, but at the end of September 1873, Gordon received a communication to the effect that the Khedive wished to appoint him Governor General of the Sudan with the approval of the British Government, evidently referred to in this letter. C.G. Gordon left Her Majesty’s Service (HMS) and entered the service of the Khedive, arriving in Egypt in early 1874.

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        Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers Illustré de 111 Dessins par de Neuville Gravés par Hildibrand

      Bibliothèque D'Education et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, Paris, 1872. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Neuville. Royal 8vo in contemporary half red leather, modest weat at edges, binding sound. Undated ca. 1872; old ownership signatures on the front blank dated 1873 and 1928. Mild browning throughout. 434pp plus the table. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Neuville. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042439. .

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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1872, 1885, 1894. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. 3 volumes in 4, octavo (210 × 138 mm). Contemporary quarter black cloth, black and brown paper-covered boards, titles to spines gilt. Publisher's wrappers to both books of volume III retained. Ownership inscription to each title page. Boards rubbed, corners and edges of boards worn, spotting and toning to contents. Volume I: joints cracked. Volume II:Rebacked with the original spine laid down. Volume IIIb: a couple of small worn spots to joints, upper joint just starting at the tail of the spine. A good set. Second edition, revised, of volume I, first editions of volumes II and III. Only the first volume of this most influential of books was published in Marx's lifetime, and though the later volumes were edited by Engels from the author's manuscript, the revised edition of volume I was edited by Marx himself and contains the first printing of his ten page afterword.

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        Gareth and Lynette Etc

      London: Strahan 1872 London: Strahan, 1872. First Edition. 12mo. . Original green cloth, a little rubbed and shaken . With an Autograph Note from Tennyson tipped in, dated 7 March, 1872: "I want a revise of these sheets. I will send them back by return of post." According to Wise, the "trial edition" of this book was printed in the July of 1872 -- this note very probably refers to that trial printing

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        Skånska Folkdrägter. Tecknade af O. Wallgren. Urgifna med Text af Arvid Kurck.

      Stockholm, Ivar Hæggströms Boktryckeri, 1872. Stor Folio. (51x41 cm.). 16 pp. tekst samt 22 store farvelitograferede plancher af folkedragter. Tekst samt plancher ubeskårede i løse ark, som udkommet. (Lithogr. och tryckt hos A.J. Salmson).. Originaludgaven. - Colas nr. 1678

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        Madame et Monsieur Cardinal

      Michel Levy Freres Editeurs Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1872. Full page pen & ink drawing with water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. Two other black and white illustrations; one is signed in the plate J[ean].Massard and the other is unidentified, both tipped in between the half-title and title page, with two more black & white illustrations by Massard tipped into the text. 256(1) with the 12 original engraved vignettes by Edmond Morin. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: (Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in. some rubbing and minor nicks to boards. A unique collection of artist illustrations.. 12mo.

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        La Cuisine Classique Etudes Pratiques Raisonnees et Demonstratives De L'Ecole Francaise Appliquee Au Service a La Russe in Two Volumes

      E Dentu Editeur Palais-Royal, Paris, 1872. Cinquieme Edition. Binding: Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. VERY HEAVY (5.5kg /10.5lb net) COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES FRENCH TEXT. Ouvrage Illustre. De 65 Planches Gravees Hors Texte Embrassant Dans Son Cadre Toutes Les Prescriptions culinaires, D'Apres L'Ordre Et Les Principes De La Grande Cuisine. lxiv, 272, 318 large pages, size 12 inches tall by 9.25 inches.With 63 Steel Engraved Plates as issued - though listed plate #2 'Royal Family' was never included in this edition as it was considered politically insensitive. Each book includes a full Index and List of Illustrations Books - in worn, original paper covered boards with black leather spine. Corners and edges of boards are worn as is the paper covering. Surface cracking to leather at hinges but binding still sound, small piece missing from top of spine, well above lettering and decoration volume I and repair to leather to foot of volume II. Original marbled endpapers. Contents, usual light grubbiness/marking throughout and some staining to first few pages in each volume, as might be expected in any book which has spent years in a busy kitchen. A couple of leaves have small closed tears now professionally repaired with archival tape. One plate is a little worn with a couple of small tears to edges now strengthened/repaired with archival tape. All plates are present -save for the one of the Royal Family which, though listed, was never included in this edition- An impressive, original set of this classic culinary work. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 001992.

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        The Daily Prayers for American Israelites, as revised in Conference 2) Select Prayers for various occasions in Life, including Burial Service

      Bloch & Co. Cincinnati Bloch & Co. 1872 Second printing vg 12mo. Blind embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 48pp. 271ppp. 1) In Hebrew and English. In Hebrew direction. 2) Only English. In English direction. Pagination meets at intersection of 1) and 2). Original yellow endpapers. Sporadic foxing and some browning to inside of boards and book pages, not affecting text. In Hebrew and English. In very good condition. On the work: Minhag Amerika, which means the "American Rite," was intended to serve as the common prayer book for all of America's Jews. In fact, the community divided among a range of prayer books, traditional and liberal; none became predominant. On the author: Isaac Meyer Wise. (1819-1900)American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; born at Steingrub, Bohemia, March 29, 1819; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 26, 1900. He was the son of Leo Wise, a school-teacher, and received his early Hebrew education from his father and grandfather, later continuing his Hebrew and secular studies in Prague. He received the hattarat hora'ah from the Prague bet din, composed of Rabbis Rapoport, Samuel Freund, and E. L. Teweles A pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, Isaac Mayer Wise, a prolific writer, became its acknowledged leader and its institutional architect, organizing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1873), the Hebrew Union College (1875), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1889). The reforms that he instituted sought to adapt Judaism to modernity and to new conditions of life in a new land. This frontispiece portrait faces the title page of Wise's The Cosmic God, a philosophical work that had its origin in a series of lectures delivered by Wise in the fall and winter of 1874-1875. Wise was also an organizer and mover in the establishment of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, in 1889. Elected its president, he served until he died. This conference adopted the Union Prayer Book that would be used by all Reform congregations. Isaac Mayer Wise died on March 26, 1900. He was a pioneer Reform rabbi who tried to unite American Jewry, as well as a mover in establishing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Hebrew Union College, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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        Annali di Citeriore Calabria dal 1806 al 1811.

      Cosenza, Migliaccio, 1872. Due volumi in 8vo; pp. 676 ed errata. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cop. edit. Cat. Platneriana, pag. 78.

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA

      Alexander Moore Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. Royal 8vo. 10-3/4" x 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border.. Original publisher's purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps.. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual. light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a. solid VG copy.. The work based on the author's first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." This second editon adds two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior. . Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 2 maps. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not.

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        The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California

      Alexander Moore Lee & Shepard 4to, original embossed purple-brown cloth with gilt decoration, illustrated with two wood engraved maps and 10 original photographic plates mounted on stiff paper by John P. Soule, [iii]-xii, 13-[98 ]pp. Spine sunned ends a bit chipped, light rubbing, scattered marginal foxing. Overall very good or better. Considered one of the most attractive early books on Yosemite, this worked contained in its second edition the first appearance of any of John Muir?s writings in a book, although they were anonymous. In this revised edition. Kneeland uses a lot of material from Muir?s scientific reports, and while there is some notion that not enough credit was given to Muir in this book, his name was at least mentioned. Additionally, since John Soul never visited California, some believe that the photographs were taken by John Houseworth or Eadweard Muybridge.

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        Vergleichende Betrachtungen über neuere geometrische Forschungen. Programm zum Eintritt in die philosophische Facultät und den Senat der k. Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität.

      Erlangen, Andreas Deichert, 1872. 8vo. (233x152mm). Uncut with the original printed front-wrapper (loose) - back-wrapper missing. Fine and clean throughout. 48 pp.. First edition of the "Erlanger Programm". For over two millennia geometry had been the study of theorems which could be proved from Euclid's axioms. However, in the beginning of the 19th century it was proved that there exist other geometries than that of Euclid. Motivated by the emergence of the new geometries of Bolyai, Lobachevsky, and Riemann, Klein proposed to define a geometry, not by a set of axioms, but instead in terms of the transformations that leave it invariant; according to Klein, a geometric structure consists of a space together with a particular group of transformations of the space. A valid theorem in that particular geometry is one that holds under this group of transformations. This controversial idea did not only give a more systematic way of classifying the different geometries, but also gave birth to new geometric structures such as manifolds. The Erlanger Programm was translated into six languages in the following two decades, and it has had an immense influence on geometry up to and throughout the 20th century. Scarce. Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, p.544-52

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there. With... Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 [but 1871].. First edition, first issue, 8vo, (xii), 224, (4) pp. Black and white illustrations, some occasional light browning, inscription dated "Xmas 1871" to half title, marbled endpapers. Recently rebound in full red morocco, a.e.g., gilt titled spine and ruled borders. A handsome copy. Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch pp.61-8.

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        PROVINCIA DE TUCUMAN

      Imprenta de la Razon Tucuman: Imprenta de la "Razon, 1872. 207 pages. Included are 21 mounted albumen photographs by Angel Paganelli of the city of Tucuman, Argentina, and nearby sugar refineries, printed from wet collodion negatives and measuring 4 x 6 inches or reverse. Two of the mounted photographs are two-panel panoramas. Quarto, 11 x 7 k1k/2 inches. Black leather backed marbled boards.The city of Tucuman appears elegant and well developed in these photographs. Shown are prominent churches and government buildings, the facade of the house where independence was declared, several major streets peopled with pedestrians and horse drawn carts, and several of the province's sugar refineries. The large panorama depicts the Plaza Independencia and the smaller shows the interior courtyard garden of the National College.The brothers Angel and Jose Paganelli were among an interesting group of early Italian photographers active in Argentina. (see online: Priamo, La Fotografia Italiana en la Argentina Siglos XVIII/XIX). In 1869, Angel settled in Tucuman in northwest Argentina. This book, the third known book with original photographs published in Argentina, was intended to attract settlers and industries to the Province of Tucuman.Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. Buenos Aires, 1993. #3.

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        Skandinaviens Fugle med særligt Hensyn til Danmark og de nordlige Bilande. + Tekstbind. Incl. "Ornithologiske Bidrag til Danmarks Fauna" af Jonas Collin udg. som Supplement til "Skaninaviens Fugle".

      Paany udgivet af Jonas Collin. Med over 600 kollorerede figurer. Med 106 [af 107] håndkolorerede tavler (både kobberstik og litografier). København [1872-]1879. Tavlebind i Folio, tekstbind i 8°. Samtidige halvlæderbind med lidt brugsspor på ryg og hjørner, kapitæler lidt slidte. LI + 838 + (2) + 27 sider + tavler. Noget plettet.. Anker 250-251; Nissen 496.Mangler "2det Supplement" og "Ny Tavle (III) til Skandinaviens Fugle". Begge disse kom først i 1888

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        Absolute Geometrie ... Bearbeitet von Dr. J. Frischauf. [bound with] FRISCAUF: Elemente der Absoluten Geometrie.Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1872/1876. First edition.

      The rare first German edition of Bolyai's Appendix Scientiam Spatii Absolute Veram exhibens, 'the most extraordinary two dozen pages in the history of thought' (Halsted), containing the independent foundation (along with Lobachevsky) of non-Euclidean geometry. (Halsted: Bibliography of Hyper-Space and Non-Euclidean Geometry, no. 35. Sommerville: Bibliography of Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.46). "Hoüel's labors must have urged J. Frischauf to perform the service for Germany which the former had rendered to France. His book - Absolute Geometrie nach J. Bolyai - (1872) is simply a free translation of Johann's Appendix, to which were added the opinions of W. Bolyai on the Foundations of Geometry. A new and revised edition of Frischauf's work was brought out in 1876 [the two works bound together here]. In that work reference is made to the writings of Lobatschewsky and the memoirs of other authors who about that time had taken up this study from a more advanced point of view. This volume remained for many years the only book in which these new doctrines upon space were brought together and compared." (Bonola: Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.126).. Large 8vo: 232150 mm. The two works bound together in one contemporary quarter-calf and marbled boards (rebacked with the original spine laid on), paper label on upper cover, uncut and partially unopened. Scarce

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

      Macmillan and Co London: Macmillan and Co, 1866 and 1872. Hard Cover. First published edition, first issue. Illustrated by John Tenniel with forty-two illustrations in volume one and fifty illustrations in volume two. Both volumes are bound in the original cloth with gilt titles to spines and circular gilt illustrations on both covers featuring Alice holding a pig, the Cheshire cat, the Red Queen, and the White Queen. Each volume has been expertly rebacked using the original boards, spines, and endpages with the repair visible in a few places along the spine ends and joints. There is minor fraying and wear to the spine ends, corners, and edges of the boards. The spine of Alice is darkened although the gilt title remains bright. There is minor rubbing and a few small spots of soiling to the boards of both volumes. There are two small dampstains on the rear board of Through the Looking-Glass, one of which effects the gilt illustration. There are a few bubbles under the cloth of Through the Looking Glass. The interior of Alice is lightly foxed and top margin is lightly browned. The verso of the front free endpage in Through the Looking Glass has remnants of glue where a bookplate was once adhered. The facing half title page is lightly browned as a result. Both volumes have a few light smudge marks and a few small spots of soiling. Alice has pale blue end pages and Through the Looking Glass has dark blue end pages. Full edges gilt. Both volumes are housed in a red cloth box with gilt titles of both volumes to the spine. The spine of the box is faded and the panels have minor rubbing and wear Very good condition. CHILD/122210. Very Good.

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        ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of: Beatrice Sheward Hatch (1866-1947) and Ethel Charlotte Hatch (1869-1975) as beggar children,

      this photograph was taken by Dodgson between 19 and 30 April 1872, and is image number 2025 in Edward Wakeling's list of Carroll photographs. 105mm x 165mm mounted on card (this chipped at corners), inscribed by Beatrice Hatch on verso and on the card margin beneath the photograph "Beggar Children, Beatrice and Ethel Hatch", with a light date stamp at edge of image. The "Beggar Child" was one of Carroll's favourite motifs - it was most famously used in his celebrated portrait of Alice Liddell. This photograph is reproduced by Morton Cohen in his edition of Letters, opposite p.252. There are two other known original images of this photograph: (a) loose print at Texas (Gernsheim Collection) (b) loose print at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia. AN E MAIL IMAGE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST

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        Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur.

      Reval, Kluge, 1872. 8vo. Completely uncut and unopened in the original printed orange wrappers. A bit of soiling to wrappers, minor lacks to capitals, a small tear to the spine and a tear to the back wrapper - no loss. (10), 405, (1) pp.. Uncommon first edition of Dellingshausen's noteworthy main work, which constitutes one of the first attempts to prove the identity of particles and waves, thus anticipating by many decades a theory that eventually led to the creation of wave-mechanics, by many considered the single most important contribution to theoretical physics in the twentieth century.The honour of founding wave-mechanics befalls Louis de Broglie, who won the Nobel Prize for it in 1929. With his PhD-thesis of 1924, which inspired Einstein, who supported his theory of the wave-particle duality of matter, De Broglie had set the basis for one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. It is, however, often forgotten - or not known - that a few solid minds had actually had theories along the same lines, long before de Broglie writes his seminal PhD-thesis. The first and most well-founded of these seems to be Dellingshausen, who presents his theory in full in his great main work "Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur". "Before we analyze Louis de Broglie's decisive contributions to the conceptual development of quantum mechanics and, in particular, his introduction of what is often called "matter waves", we shall ask ourselves whether - as it has so often occurred with great innovations in science - his ideas had not been anticipated, at least in part, by speculative thinkers in the past. Because of his optical-mechanical analogy Hamilton is often regarded as a direct precursor of de Broglie's hypothesis. This, however, is only partially true [...] Hamilton's interest, it is clear, lay wholly in the formal-mathematical aspects and not in the problem of the physical nature of light.There were in the nineteenth century, however, some unorthodox thinkers who maintained, whether on physical or philosophical grounds, the ultimate identity between particles and waves. One of the most eloquent proponents of these ideas was Baron Nicolai Dellingshausen. After studying physics at the University of Dorpat, Leipzig, and Heidelberg, he returned to his Baltic estate and wrote a number of interesting studies on physics while administering his lands and farms. His major work, an enlarged version of an earlier essay, was published in 1872 under the title "Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur". Basing his ideas on the cartesian conception of extension as the chief characteristic of matter and on the kinetic theory of heat which reduced heat to motion, Dellingshausen identified atoms with standing waves and interpreted motion of particles as a vibrational process. According to his doctrine bodies are merely "Extended centers of vibrational motions" and the "nature of matter is extension in motion." (Jammer, pp. 239-40)

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        Ett Ar i Stilla Havet. Reseminnen fran Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien

      Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt ["One Year in the Pacific. Memories from Travels in Patagonia, Chile, Peru, California, British Columbia and Oceania"].Stockholm : Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. First edition. Covers a little faded, gilt still bright, minor rubbing of spine ends, name in ink on verso of frontispiece, small tear at bottom of front free endpaper. Quarto. Illustrated with 17 lithographs from photographs and drawings by the author, four fully coloured, 13 tinted original two tone maroon cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, decoratively stamped in blind on covers Ekelof was a lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy and joined His (British) Majesty's Ship "Zealous" under the command of rear admiral Hastings in 1866. He writes about his two year journey up the west coast of south and north America, then to the Sandwich Islands and later to Tahiti. The"Zealous", which was powered both by an 800 horse power steam engine and sail, was ordered to the Pacific to relieve the frigate "Sutlej". Ekelof's description of his journey begins with the traversing of the Sound of Magellan. While visiting Vancouver Island he changes ship and continues on the small 17-gun corvette "Alert" built in Sheerness in England in 1856. He remarks that she has a 100 horse power steam engine, as well as "an unusually difficult frigate rigging". "Barely had the thunder of our 21 gun salute to King Kamehameha and the response, laboured and with long pauses, by the artillery in the Battery at Punchbowl Hill, faded away before our deck was filled to capacity with hords of olive complected visitors" begins chapter IV. Ekelof makes a thorough description of the Hawaiian islands, the people, the food, the scenery, the government of the island. The ship's company was invited to a picnic by Queen Emma at Wai-ki-ki. He gives detailed descriptions of the Hawaiian music and even has music notations, both music and words, for some songs. The full page tinted plates are reproductions of the author' own photographs and water colours. The author is very detail oriented and his descriptions of both people and places are very thorough, and also insightful. He is very curious and also adventurous and makes many "side trips", and also many friends amongst both the common men and the nobles of the peoples they visit [Forbes Hawaii 2936].

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