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         Atlas De L'anatomie Des Formes Du Corps Humain

      Méquignon - Marvis et Germer Baillière, 1866 - Album in-4 reliure demi basane d'époque. Bien complet des 25 planches couleurs montées sur onglet. A.Ph.

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         Untersuchungen über das Sonnenspectrum und die Spectren der chemischen Elemente. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Berlin Dümmler -63 1866 - (28,5 x 23 cm). (4) 43 S.; 16 S. Mit 4 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln und 1 Kupfertafel. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. (Sonderdrucke aus: Abh. der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin). Kirchhoffs letzte grundlegende Arbeit über Spektralanalyse in den seltenen Sonderdrucken mit separater Paginierung. Hier in einem vollständigen Exemplar mit dem meist fehlenden zweiten Teil. - Teil 1 im 3. Abdruck, Teil 2 in erster Ausgabe. - Mit der vorliegenden Arbeit schuf Kirchhoff die neue Wissenschaft der Spektroskopie. - "Mit genialem Einfühlungsvermögen wiederholte er das Experiment mit Sonnenlicht und erhielt das gleiche Resultat. Die Tatsache, daß die dunklen Linien erzeugt wurden, wenn Licht von einer glühenden Substanz durch die gleiche Substanz bei niedrigeren Temperaturen ging, ließ vermuten, daß Absorption stattfand. Beim Sonnenspektrum etwa wurden die dunklen Linien durch Absorption in den Gasen der Sonnenatmosphäre verursacht. Weitere Experimente zeigten, daß jede glühende Substanz ein Spektrum erzeugt, das nur ihr selbst eigen ist. Dies ermöglichte eine chemische Analyse von solchem Umfang und mit solcher Genauigkeit, wie man sie bisher nicht gekannt hatte. Mehr noch: das ganze Weltall mit seinen Sternen wurde dadurch in das Labor 'gebracht', wo man nun feststellte, daß die Grundsubstanzen überall im Weltall die gleichen waren" (PMM). Der Kupferstich zeigt das Spektrometer, die Lithographien verschiedene Spektren. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Vorsätze erneuert. Einband leicht bestoßen. Rücken sauber nachgebunden. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - DSB 7, 379; PMM 278b; Sparrrow 117; Norman 1219; Horblit 59

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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         The Works

      London: George Routeledge & Sons, 1866. Hardcover. Fine. John Gilbert. Shakespeare, The Works, Illustrations by John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel, London: George Routeledge & Sons, 1866. Edited by John Staunton. Originally issued as a 3-volume set, rebound here in 6 volumes, half-brown morocco on light-brown cloth. Gilt edges all around. Silk book marks. Binders tag of Myers & Co., New Bond Street, London W1 in each volume. Each volume has an ink presentation gift inscription: To Ivy, With love from Dad and Mum. Christmas 1934. First volume has a preface, biography, appendix with Shakespeares will and a preliminary note about the folio of 1623, commendatory verses, as well as an addenda and corrigenda [lxviii]. Fine.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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         Roebuck: A Novel

      New York: M. Doolady, Publisher, 448 Broome Street, 1866. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. pp. [1-3] 4-329 [330 (blank)]. Publisher's light purple cloth over boards, gilt spine, mustard-yellow endpapers. Fading to the spine and board edges, a few small tears to the spine ends and front joint, very good or better. A defender of the Old South, Charles Russell was a prominent Confederate States of America attorney and politician during the Civil War. He presents this story of the fate of a Virginia plantation and its slaves during the Civil War from a Southern viewpoint:"Colonel Frederick Fairfax, the last who has borne that name ... was among the most successful planters of Virginia ... As a slaveholder a numerous population depended upon him, and, with his accustomed energy, he exercised over them the functions both of guardian and governor. No slaves had their wants supplied with more judicious or provident liberality than his ... Believing the servitude of negroes under a superior race to be a needful supplement to their improvident nature, he did not, with sentimental inconsistency, shrink from the exercise of the authority and discipline which servitude implies. He was a humane master, but he was master."A handsome copy of Russell's tribute to the Lost Cause. Scarce in the trade. OCLC locates only two physical copies, both at the British Library, and there is a copy in the Wilmer Collection of Civil War Novels at the University of North Carolina. Sabin 72579; Wright, American Fiction 1851-1875 (2140).

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         Die preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen Quellen. Zoologischer Theil, erster Band: Allgemeines und Wirbelthiere; zweiter Band: Die Landschnecken und Botanischer Thei: Die Tange.

      Gailingen, Verlag der königleichen geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R.v. Decker), Berlin 1866, 1867 und 1876. 3 Teile in 2 Bänden, 412 S. mit 15 meist farbig. lith. Tafeln - 447 S. mit 22 häufig farbig. lith. Tafeln - 152 S. mit 8 s/w lith. Tafeln (botanischer Teil), Groß 8°, Original-Leinen mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, Original-Broschur miteingebunden, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsätzen und Titel, Kanten leicht berieben, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, Der \"botanische Theil\" angebunden in Band 1! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Asien, China, Expeditionen, Geographie, Japan, Ostasien, Reise, Zoologie, Botanik

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         Hans Brinker of the Silver Skates

      New York: James O'Kane, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Thomas Nast. First printing. Presentation copy with "Presented to/Robert Dale Owen/by the author/January, 1866." The inscription appears to by in Owen's hand, who was the man responsible for introducing the legislation to establish the Smithsonian. Illustrated by Darley and Thomas Nast. Bound in the original green cloth-covered boards. Rubbed with lightening on the back board, hardly any to the spine and front board. A slightly forward-leaning spine. Pages with some foxing, but could be worse. Overall a good first edition of this classic novel.

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         Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland.

      James O Kane. Hardcover. New York, 1866. 8vo, publisher's beveled brown cloth stamped in gilt. A very good copy of the first edition, apparently bound without the advertisements, well preserved in its original binding with a few flaws: bottom of spine repaired and frayed, slightly shaken, some scattered normal foxing, bookplate on front endpaper. Remains in very good condition, bright and attractive. A cornerstone in nineteenth century American children's books. BAL 4753. . Very Good.

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         Up the Country

      1866 - First edition. 2 vols. 8vo.Ooriginal red cloth gilt, rather soiled with new red morocco backs. 302; 263, 16 ads dated July,1866). London, Bentley, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide Giving a Description of Canadian Lake and River Scenery and Places of Historical Interest with the Best Spots for Fishing and Shooting

      M. Longmoore & Co., Montreal 1866 - 196 p. plus 22 p. ads. 10 plates. All photographs by Notman are present. Paintings by Krieghoff are also reproduced. Minor spots to plates. Includes appendix of zoological information. Ads printed in blue. Purple cloth, faded at edges and spine, with stain to front cover and small mark to rear. Spine chipped at top and bottom, corners bumped. Exlib. Ink stamps on front endpapers, blind-stamp and small stains to title-page, library sleeve and plates on rear endpaper. Occasional foxing. Small's narrative on Canada includes hunting and fishing advice, as well as many key locations of interest to travellers. The photographs by venerated Canadian photographer William Notman depict scenes such as the Natural Steps in Montmorenci, Montreal Harbour, and Niagara Falls. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Past and Future of the Kaffir Races

      1866 - In Three Parts. I. Their History. II. Their Manners and Customs. III. The Means Needful for their Preservation and Improvement. First edition. Frontispiece, folding map & 11 plates. 8vo. xii, 516pp. London, Published for the Author, Due to the pace of change in South Africa this work needed constant and substantial revision before publication, a process which would take 12 years, but ensured the accuracy of the work - to which even Theal attests. It is now regarded as one of the benchmark narratives of South Africa in the mid-nineteenth century. Mendelssohn I, p725; Theal, p141. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1866, 1866. FIRST LONDON EDITION. 1 vol., illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt Alice and pig to front cover and the Cheshire cat to rear cover, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, green pastedowns and endpapers, original cloth covers and spine bound in rear, by the Chelsea bindery. Internally clean and bright, In LIKE NEW condition.

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         Autograph letter signed.

      23 Blomfield Road, 1. II. 1866. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed lady, recommending a secretary for doing the paperwork now that one Dr. Scheer has died.

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         HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DE PARIS : TOPOGRAPHIE HISTORIQUE DU VIEUX PARIS - RÉGION DU LOUVRE ET DES TUILERIES I ET II CONTINUÉE PAR H.LEGRAND

      - 1866 et 1868, Paris, Imprimerie Impériale. 2 volumes in folio reliés couverture éditeur verte (abimée). VOLUME I (1866) : XXXI + 336 pages + appendices + planches HT illustrées en noir. VOLUME II (1868) : XII + 323 pages + planches HT illustrées en noir. Ouvrage en état correct [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Asien

      Artist: Brockhaus FA ca ; issued in: Leipzig; date: ca1866 - - technic: Steel engraving; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 35,5 x 45,5; - description: Map shows total Asia with 10 views showing Flora and Fauna of Asia, its people,chinese wall, chinese tschunks and buildings,Caucasus and Sinai

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      FIRST EDITION, second (i.e., American) issue, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with new title-page. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Original red cloth. Spine very slightly darkened, very minor wear to spine ends, small spot on back cover, hinges tender. A handsome copy. Half morocco case. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the most frequently quoted book in the world, after the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. Alice has been translated into more than 150 languages and gone through many hundreds of editions and countless stage and screen adaptations. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its hardly less famous sequel Through the Looking Glass (1872), although ostensibly written for children...are unique among 'juveniles' in appealing equally if not more strongly to adults. Written by an Oxford don, a clergyman, and a professional mathematician, they abound in characters--the White Knight, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty--who are part of everybody's mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters' observations, long household words wherever English is spoken, gains mightily from the delicious fantasy of their setting" (PMM). On July 4, 1862, the Rev. Charles Dodgson ("Lewis Carroll") first told the story of Alice while on a river expedition with a fellow Oxford don and the three Liddell sisters, Alice, Edith, and Lorinda. The story's namesake, Alice, asked for a written version of the tale, and Dodgson gave it to her for Christmas 1864. On seeing that manuscript, "Alice's Adventures Underground," friends encouraged him to expand the story into a book. In a letter to a friend Dodgson joked that the title might be taken to mean "instruction about mines," and suggested the alternatives "Alice among the elves/goblins" or "Alice's hour/doings/adventures in elf-land/wonderland." "This second issue comprises those copies of the first edition still unbound when Lewis Carroll decided in July 1865 to cancel the edition. In 1866 the copies on hand were sold to Appleton and [1000] new title-pages were printed at Oxford, replacing the originals. The binding was evidently done in England, duplicating that for the first issue except in the substitution of Appleton's name for Macmillan at the foot of the spine and in the omission of a binder's ticket. Textually the Appleton issue agrees with the Macmillan 1865, the only difference being the cancel title-page" (Robert N. Taylor, Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection). This is a very handsome copy of a beloved and much-read book, far superior to the worn and repaired copies usually encountered.

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         An album of early New Zealand photographs, watercolors, manuscript verse, and ephemera assembled by Miss Flaxman

      New Zealand, 1866 This delightful photograph and autograph album chronicles the world of young Miss Flaxman in New Zealand in the 1860s. Albums and scrapbooks assembled by women in the Victorian era have come under increasing scholarly scrutiny for the insights they provide into women's public and private lives and thoughts. This 1860s New Zealand album, with dozens of photographs, original watercolors, manuscript poems, and printed ephemera, is a rare survival and a valuable resource for women's studies. The album is highlighted by its splendid early New Zealand photographs. Three carte-de-visite photographs depict identified Maori: one is a portrait of two identified Maori women, the other two are of Paora Parau, a Maori chief from Poverty Bay who served in the native contingent of the military. The portrait of two Maori women has the backstamp of J. D. Wrigglesworth, Wellington. The album also contains twelve photographs of towns, landscapes, and buildings, including views of the town of Nelson, Maitai Valley, Te Ore Ore in Wairapa, and a house in St. Kilda. Several photographs are by Burton Brothers, the leading New Zealand photographer of the day. This charming album also contains six delicate watercolor landscapes and views of houses, presumably by Miss Flaxman, dozens of pieces of Victorian chromolithography, and numerous manuscript poems including a "Maori acrostic," lines by Miss Flaxman's friends, and poems by Poe, Browning, Tennyson, and others. Study of this album of photographs, manuscripts, drawings, and ephemera will yield valuable information of women's lives in the 1860s. The album is especially noteworthy for its photographs. New Zealand photographs of this vintage, particularly portraits of identified Maori, are rare in the market. Summary of contents. This finely bound album contains the following objects. Names, dates, and places are often provided in inscriptions and captions. 21 photographs, mainly landscapes, city views, and houses 7 watercolors and pencil drawings, mainly houses and landscapes 37 manuscript poems ranging from a stanza to three pages 2 handmade paper flowers, pressed 26 pieces of Victorian color lithograph ephemera 2 engravings 2 pages of autographs in rectangles drawn in the form of visiting cards Provenance: Miss Flaxman, signed gift inscription to her dated 1867 (many of the photographs are inscribed and dated on the verso with the compliments of Capt. Underwood, her future husband); inscribed by Mrs. Underwood ("née Flaxman") to her daughter and dated Bairnsdale, 1899. 4to. Original red morocco gilt extra. 72 leaves. 21 albumen photographs, 3 of them CDVs, most of the others approx. 5 x 6 inches. 7 delicate watercolor and pencil landscapes and views of houses. Very good condition. See below for detailed inventory of contents.

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         An album of New Zealand photographs, watercolors, manuscript verse, and ephemera assembled by Miss Flaxman

      New Zealand, 1866 4to. Original red morocco gilt extra. 72 leaves. 15 albumen photographs, 3 of them CDVs, most of the others approx. 5 x 6 inches. 6 delicate watercolor landscapes and views of houses. Very good condition. This delightful photograph and autograph album chronicles the world of young Miss Flaxman in New Zealand in the 1860s. Albums and scrapbooks assembled by women in the Victorian era have come under increasing scholarly scrutiny for the insights they provide into women's public and private lives and thoughts. This 1860s New Zealand album, with dozens of photographs, original watercourse, manuscript poems, and printed ephemera, is a rare survival and a valuable resource for women's studies. The album is highlighted by its splendid early New Zealand photographs. Three carte-de-visite photographs depict identified Maori: one is a portrait of two identified Maori women, the other two are of Paora Parau, a Maori chief from Poverty Bay who served in the native contingent of the military. The portrait of two Maori women has the backstamp of J. D. Wrigglesworth, Wellington. The album also contains twelve photographs of towns, landscapes, and buildings, including views of the town of Nelson, Maitai Valley, Te Ore Ore in Wairapa, and a house in St. Kilda. Several photographs are by Burton Brothers, the leading New Zealand photographer of the day. This charming album also contains six delicate watercolor landscapes and views of houses, presumably by Miss Flaxman, dozens of pieces of Victorian chromolithography, and numerous manuscript poems including a "Maori acrostic," lines by Miss Flaxman's friends, and poems by Poe, Browning, Tennyson, and others. Study of this album of photographs, manuscripts, drawings, and ephemera will yield valuable information of women's lives in the 1860s. The album is especially noteworthy for its photographs. New Zealand photographs of this vintage, particularly portraits of identified Maori, are rare in the market. Provenance: Miss Flaxman, signed gift inscription to her dated 1867 (many of the photographs are inscribed and dated on the verso with the compliments of Capt. Underwood, her future husband); inscribed by Mrs. Underwood ("née Flaxman") to her daughter and dated Bairnsdale, 1899.

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         Sketches in China and Japan 1866 to 1870 by James. H. Butt Lieutenant H.M.S. "Sylvia"

      Various places, 1866 VOYAGE TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN FINE ENGLISH WATERCOLORS. This is a splendid collection of original watercolors by British naval officer James Butt, a skilled draughtsman and keen observer traveling in China and Japan in the 1860s. The subjects of these finely rendered watercolors include ruins, temples, residences, panoramic city views, and landscapes in China and Japan. As trade with Japan was opened to the West in 1853 after two centuries of limited access, this is an early collection of original views of Japan by a westerner. The splendid, wide-ranging China views include sites in Canton, Formosa, Shanghai, Amoy, and Foochow. Many of the watercolors include people and animals, giving these delightful images a great deal of vitality. Butt's varied palette and imaginative choice of subjects has produced a captivating and varied suite of views. The drawings, each identified with a contemporary manuscript caption on the mount, are: Cape Town from Table Bay Botel Tobago off Formosa, China Sea Sulfur Mines, Formosa San-o bay, Formosa. E coast Canton from the heights Burning house for the bodies of priests. Honam temple Canton Temple at Canton. Buddha, Past, Present, & Future Pagoda anchorage. Foo-chow (tea district) Amoy. China Porcelain Tower at Nankin. Height 261 feet. Destroyed Ancient tombs at Shanghai Chinese Junks Near Aberdeen. Hong-Kong Kigatsu. Hirado. W. coast Japan On the West Coast of Japan "Furuye' Japan West Coast Taske harbour. Hirado W. coast Priest's house. Hirado Japan W. coast Entrance to Nagasaki Nagasaki Japan "Waka Miya" Temple at Nagasaki Tycoon's Palace. Yedo. Inside the outer moat Tombs of the Ronins. Yedo Tycoon's Castle Osaka 1868 Simoda Japan south coast At Yokohama Japanese Junks "Home at Last" 28 watercolors (approx. 18 x 25 cm to 13 x 20 cm), mounted. Calligraphic manuscript title-page. Mounts fragile with some chipping, not approaching the watercolors. Contemporary brown roan with intricate blind strapwork design, rebacked in brown morocco, later paper endpapers, preserving watered silk endpapers. The watercolors are in excellent condition.

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         THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. (4th Edition 1866)

      JOHN MURRAY, LONDON 1866 - Original green cloth, xxiii, 596pp, folding diagram, adverts. Freeman F285. Variant b binding (with the 'L' of London over the H of John in the spine imprint). with 32pp of adverts, dated April 1867. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. The covers are good with some minor wear and marks only. Slight dent to middle of spine - not imposing. Original binding secure with no restoration. Original endpapers largely intact. Some wear to rear hinge. Plate of "Reading and District Gardeners' Mutual Improvement Association" Lending Library to front pastedown and their lilac stamp to verso of front free endpaper. No other library markers. Some minor foxing and smudging. Generally excellent throughout. Some foxing and a few stains to folding diagram. Slight browning to adverts. A solid, unrestored copy of a scarce early edition Only 1500 copies printed. The fourth edition of 1866 was of 1,500 copies - a small print run (only half, for example, that of the 2nd edition). It was extensively altered, like the 3rd edition before it, and it is in this one that the date of the first edition, as given on the verso of the half title, is corrected from October 1st to November 24th. Darwin's own copy (referred to by Freeman as variant a) is held at Cambridge,and is in a case of the same pattern as those of the first three editions, but all other copies, although similar in appearace, have origin and species in italic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Scorpion. Its Duty, To Protect the Innocent, To Avenge the Injured. Motto - "Resistance to Tyrants, is Obedience to God."-- Vol. 1, No. 1 -- Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., July 24, 1866

      Andover, MA 1866 - Newspaper has 4pp of text with text divided into four columns. Of note is a small illustration in the middle of the title. It depicts seven snakes labeled Baltimore, St. Louis, Virginia, Georgia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Texas and Arkansas with the hand that is holding them labeled "Jeff. Davis." The snake labeled Baltimore is slithering away. Like most in the North, there was likely a strong aversion to Jefferson Davis, formerly the President of the Confederate States. This cartoon could be representative of that feeling of dislike. Newspaper is in good condition with light soiling and toning affecting content, bleeding of text on pages 2 and 3, fragile at folds and light wear to all edges. This is a publication by members of the class of 1866 at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Founded in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, this is the oldest boarding school in the United States. In the year this newspaper was published the school was run by Dr. Samuel Taylor, Principal of Phillips Academy from 1837 to 1871. A history of malcontents scattered the administration of Samuel Taylor. Some of these students, usually upperclassmen, frequently published witty, satirical, and sometimes scandalous broadsides and newspapers. Although known as a strict disciplinarian, Taylor was very tolerating of social clubs and programs run by the students. The general public however, thought that "a freedom of speech regarding [Tyler] and his colleagues was little short of extraordinary. This frankness became license in the various broadsides issued at the close of the year by the upper classes. In these, "Uncle Sam," the Faculty, citizens of the town, and members of the rival class were often made the subjects of scurrilous attacks" (An Old New England School, Fuess). This issue of the Scorpion is no different. The Scorpion, which came out July 24, 1866, included "a witty skit entitled Avunculus on a Raid and a poem in the meter of Hiawatha, ridiculing all the instructors, especially the notorious 'flogging Bridgman.'" The students authoring the newspaper often refer to themselves as wise and illustrious heroes, offering their farewells and memories. Under a column titled "A Glance at the Future" they write, "mingled with the joy we feel at bidding a final farewell to Andover, there is a sense of regret, that the places which '66 filled with such honor to itself, are now to be occupied by such unworthy incumbents as the class of '67." It is a witty and outlandish newspaper that any troublemaker from secondary school would proudly take credit. Published by a school with a long history of distinguished pupils, this newspaper is quite an amusing and rare find. We do not believe there are any other issues of this publication and the only other copy of this same issue is found at Yale. ; 4 pp

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         Is Davis a Traitor; or, Was Secession a Constitutional right Previous to the War of 1861

      Printed for the Author By Innes & Company, Baltimore 1866 - Small Octavo. vi, 263 pages. Bledsoe was in the vanguard of the "Lost Cause" theory of southern history. His work is still the most closely argued among the other two important writers Alexander Stephens and Jefferson Davis's massive work in 1881. He knew Jeff David, R.E. Lee at West Point, practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court where he came to know Lincoln and Stephen Douglas (later he was to imply Lincoln was always on the make for political power). During the Civil War, Jefferson Davis sent him to England in 1864 to purchase library books justifying secession and slavery (clearly Davis did not see the writing on the wall). In his introduction he notes that the purpose of the work was to prove "the right of secession" and to wipe off the charges of treason against the names and memories of Jefferson David, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and others. He argues that they were perfectly loyal to truth, justice and the Constitution of 1787 as it came from the hands of the fathers. The scarce work was reprinted later in 1907 but first editions are rate. This work was professionally rebound in beige, double red leather spine labels gilt, endpapers renewed, some toning to outer margins, a very good copy. [Nevins, II, p. 169]. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum ou Iconographie de touts les Espècies et Variétés d'Arbres Fruitiers cultivés dans cet ètablissement avec leur Description, leur Histoire, leur Synonymie, etc.

      Firmin Didot Freres, Paris 1866 - Siebter Band. 30 x 22 cm. Mit 69 Farblithographien. Moderner Ppband. Nissen BBI, 456. - Ursprünglich erschien das Werk in Lieferungen. - Die prächtigen Tafeln zeigen jeweils die ganze Frucht, die Frucht aufgeschnitten und einen Zweig. - In diesem Band sind Birnen abbgebildet und beschrieben. - Vor allem der Text ist teils etwas stockfleckig, die Tafeln meist sauber.

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1866. - FIRST LONDON EDITION. 1 vol., illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt Alice and pig to front cover and the Cheshire cat to rear cover, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, green pastedowns and endpapers, original cloth covers and spine bound in rear, by the Chelsea bindery. Internally clean and bright, In LIKE NEW condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         le fond du sac ou recueil de contes en vers et en prose

      leclere 1866 - rare reliure demi cuir limité à 4000 exemplaires [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Der Preis der Arbeit. Zwei Vorlesungen. Erste Vorlesung: Wesen und Preis der Arbeit. Zweite Vorlesung: Die Selbstkosten der Arbeit.

      Berlin, Lüderitz / Charisius. 1866. Originalbroschur. 8°. 70 Seiten. einmal gebrochen etwas Randbräune. gutes Exemplar. in deutscher Sprache. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         Pláč Koruny české čili upřjmná slowa Staro-čecha propowěděná milým kraganům léta bjdy 1866 [Lamentation of the Bohemian Crown or heartfelt words of an Old-Czech, held forth to his dear compatriots in the year of sorrow 1866]

      Berlin: Trowitzsch und Sohn, 1866. Octavo (19 × 10.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers with brown paper spinestrip and title vignette; 16 pp. Paper evenly toned due to stock, else a very well-preserved copy. [Illegal Anti-Habsburg Brochure Printed in Berlin]. Illegally published pamphlet urging Czech independence from Austro-Hungary. Published anonymously in Berlin during the Austro-Prussian War (1866), it was written by Anton Kotik (1840-?) and reflects the political ambitions of Czech journalist and writer Josef F. Frič and Count Rudolf von Thurn und Taxis. After a long list of injustices the Czech people have suffered at the hands of Austria, Kotik argues for a radical divorce from the Austrian government and an independent Czech state under Prussian patronage. Unrealistically though these aims were, the brochure was effectively intended to cause an armed uprising against Austria in the summer of 1866. Because it could not be published in Bohemia, Kotik and Frič traveled to Berlin, where they reached an agreement with the publisher (Thurn und Thaxis provided the funding). Trowitzsch und Sohn were able to set the book in the Czech Schwabacher type, which was no longer used in Bohemia at the time. The booklets reached Prague around August 23, just as the Peace of Prague was being signed. But though this meant that the Prussian troops would leave Prague, the brochure still caused a great stir among Czech intellectuals and led to great vigilance by the Austrian police. It was immediately forbidden and its possession repeatedly prosecuted. Ignát Herrmann recounts that many readers burned the brochure afterwards, fearing punishment. Because of its scarcity, other patriots copied it by hand and distributed it among their friends (Sebrané spisy, vol. 24, p. 174). Miraculously, the Austrian authorities were unable to determine the real author, despite the fact that one of the main distributors was imprisoned for twelve months. Kotik only revealed himself to be the author in 1919, shortly after the declaration of Czechoslovak independence and the establishment of the First Republic, when he reprinted the pamphlet with his commentary. Kotik passed away soon after, in the knowledge that the decade-long struggle had not been in vain. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK and OCLC only show the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

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         THE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF HOMER'S ILIAD ACCORDING TO THE ORDINARY TEXT AND ALSO WITH THE DIGAMMA RESTORED

      London: WILLIAM TEGG, 1866. RILEGATO. BUONO. 12 18. USATO

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         AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, BY ROBERT E. LEE, INTRODUCING ONE FORMER CONFEDERATE OFFICER, CORNELIUS BOYLE, TO ANOTHER, MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY, IN MEXICO IN 1866].

      Lexington, Va. March 28, 1866. - [1]pp., written on a lined sheet, 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Previously folded, with a few small separations and pinholes along old folds. Some foxing along left margin. Still very good. A letter of introduction from Robert E. Lee for former Confederate Provost Marshal Cornelius Boyle, addressed to former Confederate naval Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury. Boyle had been barred entry into Washington because he had conducted espionage during the war. His land had been confiscated, and he was denied the opportunity to pay taxes in order to regain ownership. As many former Confederates did, he then turned to Mexico for an opportunity to regain his fortunes. Emperor Maximilian gave encouragement to such ventures, and suggested slavery would be accepted. Boyle set sail from New York in 1866 with Robert E. Lee's letter of introduction. The intended recipient of the letter, Matthew Fontaine Maury, a U.S. Navy officer and oceanographer before the war, had served as the Confederate Chief of Sea Coast, Harbor, and River Defenses. After the war, Maury went to Mexico and was serving as the Imperial Commissioner of Immigration for Emperor Maximilian. The letter reads, in full: "Dr. Cornelius Boyle formerly of Washington City proposes to visit Mexico. You are no doubt acquainted with Dr. Boyle by reputation, if not personally. He entered the Confederate Service at the beginning of the war, & was appointed to the command of a Battn, comprised of companies from the Dis of Columbia, with the rank of Major. He was subsequently selected by Genl. J.E. Johnston as the Provost Marshal Genl of the Army of N. Virg., & acted in that capacity to the end of the war with intelligence, firmness, & discretion. I regret the necessity he feels under of leaving the Country, but his property in Washington having been taken, he thinks it necessary to seek a new home." Lee wrote this letter from Lexington, Virginia, where he had taken the position as President of Washington College in the Autumn of 1865. The missive demonstrates his ongoing concern for former Confederate officers from the Army of Northern Virginia after the end of the Civil War, and provides insight into the process by which Confederate officers unwelcome in the United States emigrated to Mexico following the conflict.

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         [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, BY ROBERT E. LEE, INTRODUCING ONE FORMER CONFEDERATE OFFICER, CORNELIUS BOYLE, TO ANOTHER, MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY, IN MEXICO IN 1866]

      Lexington, Va, 1866. [1]p., written on a lined sheet, 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Previously folded, with a few small separations and pinholes along old folds. Some foxing along left margin. Still very good. A letter of introduction from Robert E. Lee for former Confederate Provost Marshal Cornelius Boyle, addressed to former Confederate naval Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury. Boyle had been barred entry into Washington because he had conducted espionage during the war. His land had been confiscated, and he was denied the opportunity to pay taxes in order to regain ownership. As many former Confederates did, he then turned to Mexico for an opportunity to regain his fortunes. Emperor Maximilian gave encouragement to such ventures, and suggested slavery would be accepted. Boyle set sail from New York in 1866 with Robert E. Lee's letter of introduction. The intended recipient of the letter, Matthew Fontaine Maury, a U.S. Navy officer and oceanographer before the war, had served as the Confederate Chief of Sea Coast, Harbor, and River Defenses. After the war, Maury went to Mexico and was serving as the Imperial Commissioner of Immigration for Emperor Maximilian. The letter reads, in full: "Dr. Cornelius Boyle formerly of Washington City proposes to visit Mexico. You are no doubt acquainted with Dr. Boyle by reputation, if not personally. He entered the Confederate Service at the beginning of the war, & was appointed to the command of a Battn, comprised of companies from the Dis of Columbia, with the rank of Major. He was subsequently selected by Genl. J.E. Johnston as the Provost Marshal Genl of the Army of N. Virg., & acted in that capacity to the end of the war with intelligence, firmness, & discretion. I regret the necessity he feels under of leaving the Country, but his property in Washington having been taken, he thinks it necessary to seek a new home." Lee wrote this letter from Lexington, Virginia, where he had taken the position as President of Washington College in the Autumn of 1865. The missive demonstrates his ongoing concern for former Confederate officers from the Army of Northern Virginia after the end of the Civil War, and provides insight into the process by which Confederate officers unwelcome in the United States emigrated to Mexico following the conflict.

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         Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army. Catalogue of the surgical section - Catalogue of the medical section - Catalogue of the microscopical section

      Government Printing Office 1866 - 1867, Washington - 3 voll. in un tomo in-4° (307x235mm), pp. (10), 664; (6), 136; 160, (1); legatura posteriore m. pelle e angoli con piatti telati. Bei tagli marmoreggiati in policromìa. 178 figg. xilografiche n.t. al primo vol. Al secondo vol., 5 tavv. incise a p. pagina f.t. con riproduzioni di sezioni di organi e tessuti umani conservate nelle collezioni del Museo; al terzo vol., una tav. xilografica f.t. raffigurante l'apparecchiatura allora impiegata per la microfotografia (Apparatus for photomicrography). Fioriture sparse, restauri al dorso ma buon esemplare. Un timbro di estinta biblioteca dell'Accademia Fisio-Medico Statistica di Milano. Raro e importante catalogo in edizione originale, assai arduo a reperirsi completo di tutte e tre le parti e di tutte le tavole, dei reperti conservati allo United States Army Medical Museum di Washington D.C. Thirty chapters of descriptions of 4,719 surgical specimens varying from cranium to tumors graphically detail the wounds suffered by thousands of soldiers during the Civil War. The attending physician's name is listed with each case. Many of these descriptions are specifically related to injuries which are further enumerated in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. This scarce volume is of major historical importance because it is the first American publication that actually gives an idea of the number and type of photographs taken by or for Army physicians during the Civil War. Those photographs were the basis for many of the engravings included in this work. The book lists (pgs. 577-79) 372 six by six inch or larger format photographs of surgical cases and 49 surgical (pathologic) specimens as well as 1,064 cartes de visit photographs of surgical cases and 100 of surgical specimens. Woodhull was assistant surgeon and brevet major at the time of the Catalogue's completion, annota Ira Rutkow, il grande storico della chirurgia negli Stati Uniti. Lo United States Army Medical Museum, oggi National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, fu costituito nel 1862 nel pieno della sanguinosissima Guerra Civile, raccogliendo in prevalenza reperti di organi e di tessuti di soldati deceduti nel corso dei combattimenti che si rivelarono estremamente preziosi sotto il prospetto medico-anatomico, antropolgico e scientifico. Ampliatosi rapidamente negli anni sino a comprendere molte e ricchissime sezioni (medicina, sezioni microscopiche, anatomia, anatomia comparata, etc.), e costituendo un'ampia raccolta di crani umani, il Museo incrementò le proprie collezioni acquisendo resti di Indiani americani, ma anche di europei, africani, asiatici ed abitanti dell'Oceania, in gran parte lasciati dalla Smithsonian Institution, e si riorganizzò nel 1903-1904 sotto la direzione dell'antropologo e fisico di origine cèca Ales Hrdlicka. Il primo vol. del catalogo, costituito da molte migliaia di rigorose schede descriventi 4.719 reperti, è curato da Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1837-1921), assistente chirurgo e Maggiore Onorario (Brevet Major) dell'esercito americano, il secondo da Joseph Janvier Woodward (1833-1884), Luogotenente Colonnello Onorario, assistente chirurgo e curatore delle sezioni di Medicina e Sezioni Microscopiche del Museo, il terzo dal Maggiore Onorario e anch'egli assistente chirurgo Edward Curtis (1838-1912). Le schede forniscono, tra le altre indicazioni, anche quella del luogo e dell'evento in occasione del quale la ferita o la malattia condusse alla morte o all'amputazione. Ogni vol. contiene un Index of Contributors e un Index of Specimens assai dettagliati. Rutkow, GS 64. Inglese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Prince's Progress.

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1866. and Other Poems. With two designs by D. G. Rossetti. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, gilt design to covers and spine, black coated endpapers. Frontispiece and illustrated title page by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, engraved by W. J. Linton. With the contemporary ownership inscription of the American James Petigru Boyce to half-title. Boyce, a Southern Baptist Pastor and founder of the Southern Baptist Theological Society, has ticked some of the Devotionals. Binder's label to foot of rear pastedown. Spine rolled, light wear to spine ends and bumps to tips, occasional folded corners and foxing; an excellent copy, uncommon in such nice condition. First edition. The Prince's Progress is Rossetti's second published collection of poetry. The cover art was designed by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as with Goblin Market.

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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         Batiments de Chemins de Fer: Embarcadères, Plans de Gares, Stations, Abris, Maisons de Garde, Remises de Locomotives, Halles a Marchandises, Remises de Voiture, Ateliers, Réservoirs, Etc.

      1866. 2 vols., 20, 16 pp. explanatory text, followed by 200 superb plates showing plans, sections, elevations, and measured drawings of all facets of railroad stations, including garages, passenger areas, water tanks, tracks, stonework, façades, doors, gates, etc. Some mild toning and foxing especially to text pages, some minor pen notations. Folio. Cloth-backed tie-bound boards portfolios, contents loose as issued. Some soiling, toning, abrasions. Paris (Morel) 1866. Certainly one of the most detailed and attractive documentations of railroad station architecture of the 19th century. No facet of the architecture is ignored, including details of stone and wood ornament, rotundas, etc. Most of the plates are from French stations, but several from Germany and England are also included. Many of the stations are no longer extant.

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         Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army. Catalogue of the surgical section - Catalogue of the medical section - Catalogue of the microscopical section

      Government Printing Office, 1866. 3 voll. in un tomo in-4° (307x235mm), pp. (10), 664; (6), 136; 160, (1); legatura posteriore m. pelle e angoli con piatti telati. Bei tagli marmoreggiati in policromìa. 178 figg. xilografiche n.t. al primo vol. Al secondo vol., 5 tavv. incise a p. pagina f.t. con riproduzioni di sezioni di organi e tessuti umani conservate nelle collezioni del Museo; al terzo vol., una tav. xilografica f.t. raffigurante l'apparecchiatura allora impiegata per la microfotografia ("Apparatus for photomicrography"). Fioriture sparse, restauri al dorso ma buon esemplare. Un timbro di estinta biblioteca dell'Accademia Fisio-Medico Statistica di Milano. Raro e importante catalogo in edizione originale, assai arduo a reperirsi completo di tutte e tre le parti e di tutte le tavole, dei reperti conservati allo United States Army Medical Museum di Washington D.C. "Thirty chapters of descriptions of 4,719 surgical specimens varying from cranium to tumors graphically detail the wounds suffered by thousands of soldiers during the Civil War. The attending physician's name is listed with each case. Many of these descriptions are specifically related to injuries which are further enumerated in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. This scarce volume is of major historical importance because it is the first American publication that actually gives an idea of the number and type of photographs taken by or for Army physicians during the Civil War. Those photographs were the basis for many of the engravings included in this work. The book lists (pgs. 577-79) 372 six by six inch or larger format photographs of surgical cases and 49 surgical (pathologic) specimens as well as 1,064 cartes de visit photographs of surgical cases and 100 of surgical specimens. Woodhull was assistant surgeon and brevet major at the time of the Catalogue's completion", annota Ira Rutkow, il grande storico della chirurgia negli Stati Uniti. Lo United States Army Medical Museum, oggi National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, fu costituito nel 1862 nel pieno della sanguinosissima Guerra Civile, raccogliendo in prevalenza reperti di organi e di tessuti di soldati deceduti nel corso dei combattimenti che si rivelarono estremamente preziosi sotto il prospetto medico-anatomico, antropolgico e scientifico. Ampliatosi rapidamente negli anni sino a comprendere molte e ricchissime sezioni (medicina, sezioni microscopiche, anatomia, anatomia comparata, etc.), e costituendo un'ampia raccolta di crani umani, il Museo incrementò le proprie collezioni acquisendo resti di Indiani americani, ma anche di europei, africani, asiatici ed abitanti dell'Oceania, in gran parte lasciati dalla Smithsonian Institution, e si riorganizzò nel 1903-1904 sotto la direzione dell'antropologo e fisico di origine cèca Ales Hrdlicka. Il primo vol. del catalogo, costituito da molte migliaia di rigorose schede descriventi 4.719 reperti, è curato da Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1837-1921), assistente chirurgo e Maggiore Onorario ("Brevet Major") dell'esercito americano, il secondo da Joseph Janvier Woodward (1833-1884), Luogotenente Colonnello Onorario, assistente chirurgo e curatore delle sezioni di Medicina e Sezioni Microscopiche del Museo, il terzo dal Maggiore Onorario e anch'egli assistente chirurgo Edward Curtis (1838-1912). Le schede forniscono, tra le altre indicazioni, anche quella del luogo e dell'evento in occasione del quale la ferita o la malattia condusse alla morte o all'amputazione. Ogni vol. contiene un "Index of Contributors" e un "Index of Specimens" assai dettagliati. Rutkow, GS 64. Inglese

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        Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866. - Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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