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         A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INTENDED AS A TEXT BOOK FOR BEGINNERS AND A BOOK OF REFERENCE FOR ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1868. First edition. 8vo.,viii, [17] - 336 pp., occasional diagrams, plus 20 pp. adverts. Newly bound in half calf and marbled paper over boards. Near fine. A clearly written, complete procedural, with the following major parts which contain chapters of specific topics: Introduction to Photography; Photographic Optics and Theory of Perspective; Photographic Manipulations; Theoretical Considerations; and quite unusually for this time, Photography in its Relations to Health. "Matthew Carey Lea, also known, as Carey Lea, son of scientist Isaac Lea and Frances Carey Lea, was born in Philadelphia on 18 August 1823. An acknowledged authority on photochemistry in the late nineteenth century and a member of the Franklin Institute, Lea began experimenting with the chemical properties of developer in 1864. Educated through tutors and the Philadelphia chemistry laboratory of Booth, Garrett and Blair, Lea particularly studied the function of silver in the development process. His scientific advancements of photographic processes included inventing the first mordant-dye picture in 1865 and increasing the clarity of developed dry plate negatives in 1880. Lea also wrote prolifically about his experiments. In 1864-1866, he assumed the position of American correspondent to the British Journal of Photography and became a steady contributor to the Philadelphia Photographer and Photographic Mosaics. In 1868, he authored A Manual of Photography. During the 1870s and 1880s, he continued to experiment with silver halide salts and the color process. On March 15, 1897, Lea died in Philadelphia, two years after his election to the National Academy of Sciences." Erika Piola, p 839 - 840, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY. Roosen and Salu No. 6410.

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         Die Transvaal'sche oder Sud-Afrikanische Republik

      Justus Perthes 1868 - A history of the Sud - Afrikanische Republik (Transvaal), lasting from its birth in 1857 to 1902. In 1868 Jeppe with the help of Alexander A.B. Merensky, compiled an Original map of the Transvaal or South African Republic on a scale of 1:1 850 000. It was the first topographical map of the territory compiled locally from farm diagrams and other information, including a compilation started in 1866 by Carl Mauch. There was as yet no transangulation on which it could be based, and it contained no contours or spot heights. None the less it was surprisingly accurate and by far the best map of the territory up to that time. It was published here as an annexure to this, Jeppe's first article in Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen (1868, vol.24). Petermann added some information to the map that was not locally available. In the article Jeppe became probably the first person to ascribe a volcanic origin to the Pretoria Salt Pan (now regarded as an impact crater). His work led to his election as a fellow of the Geographical Society of London in 1874. Some tide marks and a minor repair to the map.

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         Leaves From The Journal of Our Life In The Highlands From 1848 To 1861. To Which Are Prefixed and Added Extracts From The Same Journal Giving Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions.

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1868 - Octavo, 315pp. Bound in green leather, gilt title on spine and gilt decorations on front and rear boards. Gilt top leafs. Detached silk page marker. Inscribed by Queen Victoria to Lord Ribblesdale on front end paper. Inscription reads: "To Lord Ribblesdale - From Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle - Dec: 12. 1881_." This book contains portions of the journals of Queen Victoria. Published against the wishes of her advisors, this book went on to sell 20,000 copies and was a best seller of its time. The book was inscribed to Lord Ribblesdale, who was a member of the House of Lords. He may best be remembered for a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent, said to "optimize the British Aristocrat." An attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Jeu des Échecs. Lois Fondamentales & Réglement Commentaires sur les Régles. Essais Théoriques sur les Ouvertures.

      Le jeu des échecs. Lois fondamentales & réglement, commentaires sur les régles existentes. Essais théoriques sur les ouvertures, avec une nouvelle classification. Recueil des parties, jouées: 1º Entre les plus forts joueurs de l´époque au grand Tornoi Internationa de 1886; 2º Au Café de la Régence; 3º Dans les différents matchs. Analysés para C.-Neumann & J. Arnous de Rivière. Et suivi d´une Collection de problèmes admis au concours para la Comission. Une introduction para M. A. Féryd´Esclands comprenant le compte rendu du congrés de 1867 et l´historique des congrés antérieurs. Delarue, Libraire-Éditeur. Paris, 1868. 484 páginas. Pasta dura, media piel papel marmoleado, letras doradas al lomo y cajos. Esquinas y orillas de las tapas talladas, un par de correcciones a tinta en el texto. Sellos de clasificación personal en las guardas frontales, nombre inscrito con tinta en la página del título, fuera de eso en muy buenas condiciones.

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         Confidences et Révélations. Comment on devient Sorcier

      Lecesne, Blois 1868 - Demi basane brune de l'époque, plats en papier marbré, dos lisse portant le titre doré. Un volume in-8 (233x152 mm), photo de Robert-Houdin en frontispice, (4)-xvi-440 pages Plats frottés. Quelques rousseurs claires. Édition originale parue à Blois, la ville natale de Robert-Houdin, éditée par Lecesne ami de Robert-Houdin. Seule cette édition possède un chapitre supplémentaire de 16 pages, paginées en chiffres romains que les autres éditions ne possèdent pas. Delahays donna à Paris, à la même date une édition que l'on trouve couramment. Photographie originale de l'auteur par Mieusement, photographe à Blois placée comme il se doit en frontispice. Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871), né à Blois, fils d'Horloger et horloger lui-même, se passionna pour la prestidigitation à un tel point qu'elle sera classée grâce à lui au rang des arts. C'est en 1827 que tout commença et que l'erreur d'un libraire allait faire naître se vocation. En voulant se procurer le "Traité d'Horlogerie" de Berthoud, Robert-Houdin se retrouve chez lui avec le "Dictionnaire encyclopédique des amusements des sciences mathématiques et physiques". Il écrira plus tard : "La ressemblance de deux in-quarto et la préoccupation du bouquiniste, telles furent les causes vulgaires de l'événement le plus important de ma vie". Il y découvre "l'escamotage", que l'oin nommera la "prestidigitation". Sur la page de titre de son exemplaire personnel, on trouve écrit : "Volume dans lequel j'ai puisé mes premières inspirations dans l'art de l'escamotage. Robert-Houdin". (Hjalmar). Les confidences d'un prestidigitateur qui est un ouvrage à la fois biographique, historique et philisophique, inspirera à travers le monde des générations de magiciens (Hjalmar) Hjalmar [in Le vieux papier fasc. 345 et 346 : Robert-Houdin : Confidences d’un prestidigitateur. Essai bibliographique.] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter brown sheep, flat spine lettered in gilt. 8vo (233x152 mm), picture of Robert-Houdin in frontispiice, (4)-xvi-440 pages Covers rubbed. Some marginal foxing. First edition published in Blois, the birthplace of Robert-Houdin and edited by Lecesne a friend of Robert-Houdin. Only this edition has an additional chapter of xvi pages that the other editions do not have. Delahays gave in Paris, at the same date, an edition which is not rare. The "Confidences d'un prestidigitateur " is a biographical, historical and philisophical work, wich inspire throughout the world generations of magicians (Hjalmar) Hjalmar [in Le vieux papier fasc. 345 et 346 : Robert-Houdin : Confidences d’un prestidigitateur. Essai bibliographique.] In 8 / 8vo 1010g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Résumé des Conférences sur les Manipulations Photographiques par Mr. Robert, Chef des Peintres à la Manufacture impériale de Sèvres

      - 26 lithographed pages. Large 4to, cont. green pebbled cloth-backed marbled paper boards. [Paris]: École Impériale des Ponts et des Chaussées, 1868. First edition of this extremely rare technical treatise on various methods of photographic development by the famous photographer and early proponent of paper photography. Robert (1810-82), a member of the Société Française de Photographie, studied chemistry under Jean Baptiste Dumas at the École centrale des Arts et Manufactures. In 1832 Robert began working at the Manufacture nationale de Porcelaine de Sèvres, where he became the Director in 1871. "Robert began experimenting with photography around 1850. Material conditions made the Sèvres factory a natural place for photography to appear, where there were laboratories, chemical stocks, and the camera obscura already in use?Robert was soon experimenting freely with both wet and dry paper processes. He eventually became a recognized expert in all the period's methods, and from 1858 to 1872 he enjoyed a state appointment teaching photography to engineers at the École des ponts et chaussées and the École du génie maritime?"-John Hannavy, ed., Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 1199. Robert became well-known for his landscape and architectural photographs as well as for his portraiture; images made of his colleagues in the laboratory are among photography's earliest images of workers in the workplace. He also mastered the albumen-on-glass process, learned from Hippolyte Bayard. Along with the professional photographers of Paris, "a second constellation of inspired photographers developed in Sèvres, along the Seine on the outskirts of Paris. Louis Robert and Victor Regnault were its central figures. Inclined by training and temperament toward endeavors that brought together the fields of painting and chemistry, Robert was among the earliest French artists to take up paper photography, around 1850. After Regnault, an important chemist and pioneering photographer, became director of the porcelain factory in 1852, Robert's photographic activity intensified, no doubt because the two men experimented together and encouraged each other's work."-"Louis-Rémy Robert," by Malcolm Daniel on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. The present work recapitulates lessons which Robert delivered at the École des Ponts et des Chaussées on the production of photographs in a variety of innovative methods. It also lists recipes, detailing the amount of chemicals and water needed for each process. Laid-in is a lithographed three-page pamphlet entitled: "Cours de Chimie du Val de Grâce, Formules de Photographie." It contains five further recipes for photographic processing. Fine copy. WorldCat locates two copies, one at Dartmouth (incorrectly under Georges Robert) and the École des Ponts et des Chaussées. ? For additional information see "The Rise of Paper Photography in 1850s France" on the Met website. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Index Expurgatorius of Martial, literally translated; comprising all the epigrams hitherto omitted by English translations. To which is added an original metrical version and copious explanatory notes

      Printed for Private Circulation, 1868 - Engraved portrait frontispiece, coloured by hand (outer platemark cropped) One of 150 numbered copies Some foxing, otherwise a very nice copy. Rare Later dark green half morocco, spine with raised bands and red leather label lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, interleaved throughout with lined paper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Los Caprichos.

      Madrid, Calcografia Real Academia. 1868. album in-folio piccolo verticale (340x230 mm.). Serie completa delle 80 incisioni originali all'acquaforte e acquatinta. Terza edizione completa del famoso capolavoro grafico del Settecento europeo. Le incisioni sono stupendi animati studi di vita famigliare e popolare, assai critici dei costumi e dei comportamenti sociali delle genti del tempo. Le incisioni misurano millimetri 160 x 220 ed hanno ampi margini oltre la battuta del rame. I Caprichos furono impressi ben 12 volte, dal 1779 al 1937, tutti assai richiesti e ricercati. La prima edizione del 1799, di grande valore commerciale, ebbe una tiratura di 200 esemplari. Un numero assai inferiore di copie ebbero la seconda e la terza edizione (la presente), esse pure di grande pregio e valore, molto rare. Esemplare ottimamente conservato, assai puro. Bellissima legatura romantica del tempo in pieno zigrino granata, firmata Durand, con titolo ''Caprichos de Goya'' impresso sul piatto anteriore e al dorso, con estesa forte decorazione in oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi assai ornato, tagli dorati. Iniziali BR in medaglione al centro del piatto posteriore. Prezioso esemplare, in perfette condizioni, di un celebre capolavoro d'incisione artistica, di universale interesse, del sommo maestro spagnolo (Fuente de Todos 1746-Bordeaux 1828). . .38. Cfr. Thomas Harris. Goya engravings, vol.. II, pp.62-118. Bénézot, Doctopnnaire des peintres et graveurs, VI, pp.339-344..

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         The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

      London: John Murray,, 1868. 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 144 mm). Contemporary half calf, spines rebacked, raised bands to spine, red and green labels, double fillet blind-ruled to marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Illustrations in the text. Ownership inscription to title page in pencil. Extremities a little worn, occasional pale foxing to text block. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with the relevant issue points as called for by Freeman. The first issue, consisting of 1,500 copies, was published in January 1868 and was followed by a second the next month. The majority of the work consists of details about artificial selection and domestication of animals and plants but it also includes Darwin's provisional hypothesis of pangenesis in Chapter XXVII. "The term 'survival of the fittest' (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation and in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869)" (ODNB).

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         Elephant Haunts

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1868. First. Full Leather. VG+ to near Fine. 324 pp. Sportsman's narrative of the search for Dr Livingstone. To Faulkner, the search for Livingstone meant another opportunity to hunt along the untapped shores of Lake Malawi. Livingstone's encounters with elephants had been dramatically recounted by Baines and Faulkner anticipated the same big game hunting thrills when he set out on this expedition. The book is almost never seen listed and probably not in this condition. The Czech bibliography printed 25 years ago noted how hard it was to locate copies of this book. Finely bound in quarter leather, gilt rules, raised spine bands, gilt rules in bands. Internally fine. RARE.

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         Poems

      London: John Camden Hotten,, 1868. Selected and Edited by William Michael Rossetti. Octavo. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards by Bone & Son, titles gilt to spine, single rule frame in gilt to front cover, in blind to rear cover, brown coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature, vignette to title page, 8 pp. of adverts bound at front, 24 pp of adverts bound at rear. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown, bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, creased, and toned, rubbing to extremities, light soiling to covers, faint foxing to text block edges; a very good copy. First edition, first issue, of the collection which "gave Whitman his first British readership" (ODNB), edited and with an introduction by William Michael Rossetti, with revisions to several of the poems by Whitman. This copy is in the A variant cloth binding, without the price to foot of spine (BAL).

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         Mechanische Theorie der chemischen Affinität und die neuere Chemie.

      Braunschweig Vieweg 1868 - (21,5 x 13,5 cm). X, 364 (1) S. Halbleinwandband um 1920. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Band enthält u.a. den 1837 in Baumgärtners "Zeitschrift für Physik" erschienenen Aufsatz "Über die Natur der Wärme", der bis zu seinem hier vorliegenden Wiederabdruck so gut wie unbekannt geblieben ist. Darin formuliert Mohr bereits einige Jahre vor J. R. Mayer den Satz von der Erhaltung der Kraft, allerdings mit einem etwas einfacheren Verständnis für den Begriff der Kraft. - Stempel auf Titel, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 9, 445 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Den norske Turistforening Aarbog for 1868.

      Christiania, Steenske., 1868. Liten 8vo. 112, (2) s., 1 kol. foldekart (av 2), 1 tresn. i teksten. Samt. litt slitt skinnbd. Foldekartet (Vestfjorddalen) løst og med en rift. Meget pen materie.. . Turistforeningens første årbok. Sidene 94 - 112 er annonser.

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         Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London

      , ca. 1868-70 120 albumen photographs (primarily 6 x 8 in. to 15 ½ x 10 ½ in.), mounted, most in excellent condition with strong tones. Contemporary black morocco. Pencil captions. Photographs by Francis Bedford, Francis Frith, Antonio Beato, Frank Mason Good, and other photographers. This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture. The images range from the great cathedrals and ruined abbeys of England and Europe to nineteenth-century English parish churches and country houses in the Gothic style. Panoramic views, doorways, facades, windows, columns, architectural details, and interiors are all represented. The album is a valuable resource for the study of Gothic architecture and for the history of the famous and obscure buildings it documents. Given the collection's wide-ranging coverage of Gothic architecture and its inclusion of photographs of eleven of the architect's own drawings, this album may have been a reference collection assembled by George Edmund Street, the leading English architect of his day. Street's career culminated in his design of the Law Courts of London, the nation's greatest public building in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1868 the eleven architects competing for the commission submitted designs placing of the building on the Thames Embankment. Street won the competition, "the greatest architectural prize in this generation" (Barry). Drawing on his intensive study of Gothic architecture, Street designed the immense, dramatic building from its foundation to its elaborate carvings and spires, dazzling the judges with his finely wrought original drawings. Construction began in 1873 and was completed in late 1882, a year after Street's death due to over-work and exhaustion. This is a magnificent reference collection of medium and large format photographs assembled at the high water mark of Victorian Gothic architecture.

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         Theorie und Praxis in der Fabrikation des weißen Feldspath-Porzellans und dessen Dekorirung mit Starkfeuer-Farben. 2 Bände.

      Weimar Voigt 1868 - (22 x 14 und 22,5 x 19,5 cm). XVI, 239 S./ 4 S. Mit 18 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. (Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke). Einzige Ausgabe dieses auf den Werken von Brongniart und Salvetat basierenden umfangreichen und detaillierten Handbuchs zur Herstellung von Haushalts-, Labor- und kunstgewerblichem Porzellan nach den Vorbildern von Sèvres und Limoges. - Text papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einbände minimal berieben, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit aux XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles. Notes historiques et biographiques sur les membres de cet ordre, Depuis Louis XV jusqu'à Charles X, 1715-1830. Précédé d'un précis historique.

      Paris, Dumoulin, 1868.. Octavo. Pp. 284. Title-page printed in red and black and with nice engraved vignette. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt-tooled raised bands, trifle rubbed, gilt lettering direct; old stamp to title and two other pages. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Rare. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies only, this is copy number 23, monogrammed by the Author for authenticity. With the Author's signed dedication at head of half-title. Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999).

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         Leaves From The Journal of Our Life In The Highlands From 1848 To 1861. To Which Are Prefixed and Added Extracts From The Same Journal Giving Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. Second Edition. Full leather. Very good. Octavo, 315pp. Bound in green leather, gilt title on spine and gilt decorations on front and rear boards. Gilt top leafs. Detached silk page marker. Inscribed by Queen Victoria to Lord Ribblesdale on front end paper. Inscription reads: "To Lord Ribblesdale - From Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle - Dec: 12. 1881_." This book contains portions of the journals of Queen Victoria. Published against the wishes of her advisors, this book went on to sell 20,000 copies and was a best seller of its time. The book was inscribed to Lord Ribblesdale, who was a member of the House of Lords. He may best be remembered for a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent, said to "optimize the British Aristocrat." An attractive copy.

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         Portrait of Charles Darwin, signed by Darwin and by Cameron

      THE ICONIC PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN, boldly signed by Charles Darwin and by Julia Margaret Cameron. Albumen print on paper (2¼ x 3½ in.), carte-de-visite mount with gold lithograph gold border. Inscribed by Cameron "From life Copyright Julia Margaret Cameron." Very good condition. Julia Margaret Cameron's portrait of Darwin is the most famous photograph of a 19th-century scientist. Darwin remarked, "I like this photograph very much better than any other which has been taken of me." In 1868, Darwin and his family traveled to the Isle of Wight, both for a long holiday and to aid in his recuperation from a recent illness. The Darwins rented a house from Cameron and were immediately charmed by the photographer: "She received the whole family with open-hearted kindness and hospitality, and Darwin always retained a warm feeling of friendship for her. When they left she came to see them off, loading them with presents of photographs. Moved, Darwin said: 'Mrs. Cameron, there are sixteen people in this house, all in love with you.' Darwin paid her for her portraits of him, and as the Camerons had by that time lost a great deal of money through the continued failure of the coffee crop, she gladly accepted payment and ran boasting to her husband, 'Look, Charles, what a lot of money!'" (Gernsheim, Julia Margaret Cameron).

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         The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

      London: John Murray, 1868 Two volumes. Original green cloth. Light wear. A near fine set. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, one of 1500 copies. "The two issues have considerable textual differences" (Freeman). "Survival of the fittest" appears here for the first time in any of Darwin's works. Darwin planned to prepare a massive work fleshing out the theories outlined in On the Origin of Species. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, the only section of this 'big book" to have been published, "corresponds to the first two intended chapters" (Freeman). This work "contained his hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which Darwin tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characteristics, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm and egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell division" (DSB).

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         Codice farmaceutico romano Teorico pratico compilato per ordine di Sua Santità Papa PioIX

      Civiltà Cattolica, ROMA 1868 - ITALIANO Volume rilegato in pelle, la copertina e il dorso mostrano macchie e tracce di usura e naturale scurimento, si notano i bordi stanchi e angoli ammaccati, i tagli e le pagine con un normale ingiallimento e piccole fioriture, il testo ben leggibile, la legatura salda, contiene un' appendice di 136 pag. con raccolta di ricette famaceutiche del 1869

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         ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE NATURAL ORDERS OF PLANTS [2 volume set]

      Sampson, Low and Marston, London 1868 - The second edition 'Reduced from the Original Folio Edition.' A very good set complete with 160 tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates;, pp. vol. I: vii, 81 + plates; vol. II: 82-172 + plates. Publisher's quarter morocco bindings with gilt lettering to the spines and green cloth boards; all edges gilt; original coated end papers. This set has been expertly and inconspicuously recased and is clean and tight (originally 'perfect-bound' with gutta percha, which always eventually fails and so the contents of most sets are loose). The bindings are generally very good, with a little general wear and rubbing, inconspicuous repair to base of vol. II spine; boards slightly mottled. Contents of both volumes clean and tight, minimal spotting. A very good, tight set. Size: Royal 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die Venen der oberen Extremität des Menschen. Ein Glückwunsch ... Dr. Freiherrn von Schleinitz dargebracht.

      Breslau, Hirt, 1868, Groß-Folio (54 x 38 cm), 67 Seiten Text, mit 6 großen, schön kolorierten Steindrucktafeln und 26 meist colorierten Textholzschnitten, geprägter Leinenband d.Zt. Rücken beschädigt, sonst breitrandiges, frisches Expl. Erste Ausgabe dieses angiologischen Prachtwerkes. - Hans Karl Ludwig Barkow (1798-1873) aus Rügen, Geh. Medizinalrat und ordentl. Professor der Anatomie, war fast 50 Jahre a.d. Universität Breslau tätig. Durch die Veröffentlichung kostbarer Abbildungswerke, ohne Aussicht auf materiellen Gewinn, hat er sich um die Wissenschaft verdient gemacht. cf. Hirsch-H. I/336.

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         Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire. [With:] Spectre normal du soleil. Atlas.

      Uppsala: W. Schultz, 1868. First edition, rare in unrestored original printed wrappers, of one of the founding works of spectroscopy in which Ångström demonstrated the presence of hydrogen and a number of other elements in the sun; the atlas contains his great map of the solar spectrum. "After 1861 Ångström intensively studied the spectrum of the sun, noticing the presence of hydrogen in the solar atmosphere and confirming the probable existence there of a number of other elements. In 1868 he published the monumental Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire, which contained an atlas of the solar spectrum with measurements of the wavelengths of approximately a thousand lines determined by the use of diffraction gratings. Ångström expressed his results in units of one ten-millionth of a millimetre - a unit of length that has been named the ångström unit in his honor. In order to have a precise basis for the new science of spectroscopy, accepted standards were needed. In 1861 Kirchhoff made a map of the solar spectrum and labeled lines with the corresponding scale readings of his own prismatic instrument. These rapidly became the almost universally accepted manner of designating spectral lines, but they were inconvenient because each observer had to correlate his own readings with those of the arbitrary Kirchhoff scale. Ångström's wavelength measurements provided a more precise and convenient reference and, after 1868, became a competing authoritative standard" (DSB). "Anders Ångström (1814-1874) was an astronomical observer, physicist, and a pioneer in spectroscopy. His father Johan was a clergyman in the Lutheran church of Sweden. Ångström and his two brothers, Johan and Carl, all received higher education. Carl became a professor of mining technology; Johan became a physician and well-known botanist. Ångström studied at Uppsala University, and in 1839 he became a docent in physics there. As the professor in physics was a fairly young man, and as there were no other academic positions in physics other than the professorship, Ångström switched to astronomy, where there was a position as astronomical observer at the university. "During the 1840s and 1850s Ångström worked as astronomical observer and acting professor of both astronomy and physics at Uppsala University. He did research in various fields during these years, for example in geomagnetism and the heat conduction of metals. "By the time he was appointed regular professor of physics, in 1858, Ångström had already published one of his two most famous contributions to the new scientific field of spectroscopy. The paper Optical Researches was published in Swedish in 1853 and in English and German two tears later. In it Ångström presented, in an unsystematic fashion, a number of experimental results concerning the absorption of light from electrical sparks in gases. He also made theoretical interpretations indicating, among other things, that gases absorb light of the same wavelengths that they emit when heated, and suggesting, somewhat obliquely, that the Fraunhofer lines could be explained in this way. "During the priority disputes that followed Gustav Kirchhoff's publication of the law of absorption and the explanation of the Fraunhofer lines around 1860, Ångström and his collaborator at Uppsala University, Robert Thalén, vigorously defended the Swede's priority. Their claims were to some extent recognized also in Britain when the Royal Society elected Ångström foreign member in 1870 and awarded him the Rumford Medal two years later. These honors were also given in recognition of Ångström's other important spectroscopic work, an atlas of the solar spectrum published in 1868. Much of the painstaking work that went into the atlas of the Fraunhofer lines (identified by wavelengths, which led to the designation Ångström being used for the unit of length 10-10 m) had been carried out by Thalén, though Ångström appeared as sole author of the work. During the 1860s and 1870s Ångström and Thalén carried out a great number of spectroscopic measurements, not only on the Fraunhofer lines but also on the wavelengths of emission spectra of many substances. "During these decades and into the early 1880s, Ångström and Thalén dominated European spectroscopy. A measure of their influence is the publication of lists of spectroscopic data for the elements carried out by the British Association for the Advancement of Science [BAAS] in the mid-1880s. Of 67 elements, measurements by Ångström and Thalén (mostly by the latter) were given for 60; no other spectroscopists came close to that figure. Ångström 's atlas was used as standard reference by the BAAS, though it was soon to be superseded by the photographic atlas of Henry Rowland. "Ångström became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1850, of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1867, of the Royal Society in 1870, and of the French Academy of Sciences in 1873. He was elected a member of several other Swedish and foreign scientific societies as well. "In 1845 Ångström married Augusta Bedoire, and they had four children, two of whom survived to adulthood. Their son Knut became a professor of physics at Uppsala University, succeeding his father's successor Robert Thalén in 1896. Their daughter Anna married Carl Gustaf Lundquist, a student of her father's, who in 1875 succeeded Thalén as professor of theoretical physics. There were additional family ties between the Ångströms and other scientific families at Uppsala. Hence, Anders Ångström was a founder not only of the science of spectroscopy but also of a scientific dynasty" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). Some copies have a further two plates showing the ultraviolet spectrum, not present in the Norman, Gedeon, Green and Honeyman copies. DSB I, p. 166; Norman 56; Honeyman 96. Text: Large 4to, pp. [iv], 42, xv, [1], with lithographed frontispiece showing Ångström's spectrometer; Atlas: Oblong folio, [ii], with six plates by Robert Thalén (1827-1905). Original brown printed wrappers.

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         NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD (41 Issues)

      American Anti-Slavery Society, New York 1868 - A group of 41 issues of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, most in Very Good condition, some with minor loss as described below. An important primary historical source on the debate over slavery which stirred emotions before, during, and after the Civil War. The official weekly of the American Anti-Slavery Society, the paper was established in 1840 and published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteen Amendment to the Constitution in 1870. This sampling represents the ante-bellum period, the Civil War period, and the years following the war. Description of the condition of individual issues is available with the items: April 1, 1841. Vol 1, No. 43; April 26, 1849. Vol IX, No. 48; June 7, 1849. Vol X, No. 2, (large 2" x ½" tear with loss to both leaves affecting text); July 12, 1849. Vol. X, No. 7; July 26, 1849. Vol. X, No. 9, (2 quarter size holes in middle above and below fold); August 23, 1849. Vol X, No. 13; August 30, 1849. Vol X. No. 14 (large closed tear to right hand margin both leaves, no significant loss); November 1, 1849. Vol. X. No. 23, (Some loss to margin both leaves, minimal loss to text); November 8, 1849. Vol X. No. 24, (some loss to right margin both leaves affecting one column of text); November 22, 1849. Vol. X. No. 26; (damage same as November 8); January 10, 1850. Vol. X. No. 30, (toning and 1 column on back clipped out); August 22, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 13, (large closed tear and creasing); November 28, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 27; January 16, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 3; April 17, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 47, (damp-staining to 1/3 of paper not affecting readability); November 27, 1851. Vol XII. No. 27, (2 small holes minimally affecting text in front page); April 29, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 49; May 6, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 50, (quarter sized hole through both leaves affecting some text); May 13, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 51; August 12, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 12; September 9, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 16; (worn with some loss to text, small holes); March 11, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 42; April 15, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 47, (one article/column clipped); July 1, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 6; August 12, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 12; October 7, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 20; November 18, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 26, (wear at fold with some minor loss of text); May 16, 1856. Vol. XVI. No. 52; June 14, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 4, (early repair to margin fold not affecting text); August 2, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 11, (several early repairs to margin tears, not affecting text); August 16, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 13, (large 3 - 4" loss top of both leaves affecting title and text); September 13, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 17; (early repairs to margin tears affecting small amount of text as well as obscuring a portion of the title); September 20, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 18, (early repairs to margin tears); November 21, 1857. Vol. XVIII. No. 27, (8" closed tear both leaves, no loss text); July 30, 1859. Vol. XX. No. 11; (staining to margin with some loss to margin, not affecting text); April 21, 1860. Vol. XX. No. 49, (lacking bottom half of front page); February 22, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 41; March 29, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 46, (early repairs to margin encroaching on title); April 5, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 47; August 1, 1863. Vol. XXIV. No. 12, (staining and a few small holes affecting minimal amount of text); January 12, 1867. Vol. XXVII. No. 36, (wear to inner margin, affecting some text); March 21, 1868. Vol. XXVIII. No. 46, (staining and several quarter-sized holes affecting text).

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         [Title in Deseret]: FIRST DESERET READER

      New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1868. FIRST EDITION. Based on the popular McGuffey Readers, this is a reading textbook using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet employed briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, and the necessary font for its printing was produced by the Russell House font foundry in New York. Deseret never really caught on, and as the population of Utah became less exclusively Mormon, it faded from use altogether.. 192 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 36 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth-backed illustrated orange paper boards. With illustrations in the text. Boards with just a hint of smudging, otherwise A FINE COPY, the contents clean, fresh, and bright, and the fragile binding entirely sound and pleasing. Based on the popular McGuffey Readers, this is a reading textbook using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet employed briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, and the necessary font for its printing was produced by the Russell House font foundry in New York. Deseret never really caught on, and as the population of Utah became less exclusively Mormon, it faded from use altogether.

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         Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire. [With:] Spectre normal du soleil. Atlas.

      W. Schultz, Uppsala 1868 - First edition, rare in unrestored original printed wrappers, of one of the founding works of spectroscopy in which Ångström demonstrated the presence of hydrogen and a number of other elements in the sun; the atlas contains his great map of the solar spectrum. ?After 1861 Ångström intensively studied the spectrum of the sun, noticing the presence of hydrogen in the solar atmosphere and confirming the probable existence there of a number of other elements. In 1868 he published the monumental Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire, which contained an atlas of the solar spectrum with measurements of the wavelengths of approximately a thousand lines determined by the use of diffraction gratings. Ångström expressed his results in units of one ten-millionth of a millimetre ? a unit of length that has been named the ångström unit in his honor. In order to have a precise basis for the new science of spectroscopy, accepted standards were needed. In 1861 Kirchhoff made a map of the solar spectrum and labeled lines with the corresponding scale readings of his own prismatic instrument. These rapidly became the almost universally accepted manner of designating spectral lines, but they were inconvenient because each observer had to correlate his own readings with those of the arbitrary Kirchhoff scale. Ångström?s wavelength measurements provided a more precise and convenient reference and, after 1868, became a competing authoritative standard? (DSB).?Anders Ångström (1814-1874) was an astronomical observer, physicist, and a pioneer in spectroscopy. His father Johan was a clergyman in the Lutheran church of Sweden. Ångström and his two brothers, Johan and Carl, all received higher education. Carl became a professor of mining technology; Johan became a physician and well-known botanist. Ångström studied at Uppsala University, and in 1839 he became a docent in physics there. As the professor in physics was a fairly young man, and as there were no other academic positions in physics other than the professorship, Ångström switched to astronomy, where there was a position as astronomical observer at the university.?During the 1840s and 1850s Ångström worked as astronomical observer and acting professor of both astronomy and physics at Uppsala University. He did research in various fields during these years, for example in geomagnetism and the heat conduction of metals.?By the time he was appointed regular professor of physics, in 1858, Ångström had already published one of his two most famous contributions to the new scientific field of spectroscopy. The paper Optical Researches was published in Swedish in 1853 and in English and German two tears later. In it Ångström presented, in an unsystematic fashion, a number of experimental results concerning the absorption of light from electrical sparks in gases. He also made theoretical interpretations indicating, among other things, that gases absorb light of the same wavelengths that they emit when heated, and suggesting, somewhat obliquely, that the Fraunhofer lines could be explained in this way.?During the priority disputes that followed Gustav Kirchhoff?s publication of the law of absorption and the explanation of the Fraunhofer lines around 1860, Ångström and his collaborator at Uppsala University, Robert Thalén, vigorously defended the Swede?s priority. Their claims were to some extent recognized also in Britain when the Royal Society elected Ångström foreign member in 1870 and awarded him the Rumford Medal two years later. These honors were also given in recognition of Ångström?s other important spectroscopic work, an atlas of the solar spectrum published in 1868. Much of the painstaking work that went into the atlas of the Fraunhofer lines (identified by wavelengths, which led to the designation Ångström being used for the unit of length 10-10 m) had been carried out by Thalén, though Ångström appeared as sole author of the work. During the 1860s and 1870s Ångström and Thalén carried out a great nu

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         The Speculations on Metaphysics, Polity, and Morality, of the Old Philosopher, Lau-Tsze, Translated from the Chinese, with an Introduction, by John Chalmers. Tau Teh King. Original First Edition, 1868

      London: Trubner & Co., 1868 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 19.5*13.1cm, xx+62p.Name, address and bookplate of previous owner on front free endpaper, general wear to outer covers, offsetting to 2 pages due to a newspaper clipping laid in, otherwise a very good hardcover. Added as a bonus is a newspaper article, entitled "Tao Te Ching", by Kenneth Rexroth, published in 1968 in "Sunday Review." Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La Divine Comédie ] Tome I : L'Enfer ; Tome II : Le Purgatoire et le Paradis

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1868 - Avec les dessins de Gustave Doré, traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino, accompagnée du texte italien, 2 vol. in-folio reliure éditeur pleine percaline rouge, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1868, 2 ff., iv-194 pp. et 1 f. avec 76 gravures sur bois hors texte tirées sur fond teinté chine, chacune de ces planches est protégée par un papier fin avec légende imprimée en français et en italien ; 2 f., 407 pp. avec 60 gravures sur bois hors texte tirées sur fond teinté chine, chacune de ces planches est protégée par un papier fin avec légende imprimée en français et en italien Le chef-d'oeuvre de Gustave Doré. Premier tirage pour le Purgatoire et le Paradis, première réimpression du tirage original de 1861 pour l'Enfer. Bel ensemble (restauration de qualité en mors, minimes frott. en couv., bon exemplaire par ailleurs, bien frais, hormis les rousseurs sur les serpentes). Leblanc, 79 ; Vicaire, III, 12 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit aux XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles. Notes historiques et biographiques sur les membres de cet ordre, Depuis Louis XV jusqu'à Charles X, 1715-1830. Précédé d'un précis historique.

      Paris, Dumoulin 1868 - Octavo. Pp. 284. Title-page printed in red and black and with nice engraved vignette. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt-tooled raised bands, trifle rubbed, gilt lettering direct; old stamp to title and two other pages. In about fine condition. ~ First edition. Rare. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies only, this is copy number 23, monogrammed by the Author for authenticity. With the Author's signed dedication at head of half-title. Provenance: From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Through Burmah to Western China. Being Notes of a Journey in 1863 to Establish the Practicability of a Trade-Route Between the Irawaddi and the Yang-tse-kiang. Edinburgh and London, W. Blackwood, 1868.

      1868 1868 - Pp. xvi, adv. 26. With engraved frontispiece, two folding maps (somewhat foxed), five full page engraved plates and nine illustrations in the text. Publisher's cloth, blindstamped and with gilt vignette on upper cover, spine faded with lettering in gilt. Provenance: Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd (1878-1954) of Dinas, a political reformer and antiquary.First edition. Williams was an assistant surgeon in the 68th Light Infantry and the first British political agent at Mandalay. He was determined to find a practical overland trade-route between Burma and Western China. The first chapter deals with trade and telegraph routes to Western China from Burma. The second chapter contains his diary of the journey up the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bhamo, and the return. He describes people and life at Bhamo, particularly of the Chinese, Shans and Kachins and Burmese officials. The illustrations are made after the author's own drawings and photographs. Cordier BI 177. Patricia M. Herbert "Burma" (volume 32 of World Bibliographical Series) item no. 58. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY: INTENDED AS A TEXT BOOK FOR BEGINNERS AND A BOOK OF REFERENCE FOR ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1868. First edition. 8vo.,viii, [17] - 336 pp., occasional diagrams, plus 20 pp. adverts. Newly bound in half calf and marbled paper over boards. Near fine. A clearly written, complete procedural, with the following major parts which contain chapters of specific topics: Introduction to Photography; Photographic Optics and Theory of Perspective; Photographic Manipulations; Theoretical Considerations; and quite unusually for this time, Photography in its Relations to Health. "Matthew Carey Lea, also known, as Carey Lea, son of scientist Isaac Lea and Frances Carey Lea, was born in Philadelphia on 18 August 1823. An acknowledged authority on photochemistry in the late nineteenth century and a member of the Franklin Institute, Lea began experimenting with the chemical properties of developer in 1864. Educated through tutors and the Philadelphia chemistry laboratory of Booth, Garrett and Blair, Lea particularly studied the function of silver in the development process. His scientific advancements of photographic processes included inventing the first mordant-dye picture in 1865 and increasing the clarity of developed dry plate negatives in 1880. Lea also wrote prolifically about his experiments. In 1864-1866, he assumed the position of American correspondent to the British Journal of Photography and became a steady contributor to the Philadelphia Photographer and Photographic Mosaics. In 1868, he authored A Manual of Photography. During the 1870s and 1880s, he continued to experiment with silver halide salts and the color process. On March 15, 1897, Lea died in Philadelphia, two years after his election to the National Academy of Sciences." Erika Piola, p 839 - 840, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY. Roosen and Salu No. 6410.

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         Du mouvement dans les fonctions de la vie. Leçons faites au Collège de France.

      Germer Baillière 1868 - In-8 (215 x 127 mm) de VII et 477 pp.; demi-chagrin postérieur. DSB, IX, 101-103. Édition originale, illustrée de 144 figures dans le texte. Marey (1830-1904) étudie la contraction musculaire dans cet ouvrage, et en enregistre les variations en appliquant sa méthode graphique ; il est considéré comme l'un des pionniers de la photographie et de la cinématographie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Genera of South African Plants

      1868 - Arranged according to the natural system. Second edition. 8vo. Original decorated green cloth, lightly rubbed. 12, lii, 483pp. J.C. Juta, Cape Town; Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, London, With the scarce additional leaf between pages 356 and 357 (Order Musaceae).Harvey spent seven years in South Africa (1835-45) studying its botany, and was appointed Colonial Treasurer in 1836. The first edition of this work was published in 1838. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Jeremias. Eine dramatische Dichtung in neun Bildern

      Broschiert Ordentlich ERSTAUSGABE. Gestalteter broschierter Einband mit Rückentitelei, merkliche Gebrauchsspuren, minimale Schieflage jedoch solide. EIGENHÄNDIGE WIDMUNG VON STEFAN ZWEIG AN SIEGFRIED TREBITSCH (1868 /1956, österreichischer Dramatiker, Lyriker, Erzähler und Übersetzer), Exlibris von Siegfried Tebitsch auf Vorsatzblatt. Buchschnitt nicht ebarbiert. 216 paginierte Seiten auf büttenartigem Papier, Text in klaren lateinischen Lettern, insgesamt durchaus ordentlich. +++ 14.5 x 21,8 cm, 0,4 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Theater Judaica Signiert signed copy collector's edition

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         Geologische Beschreibung der Insel Tenerife Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss vulkanischer Gebirge

      Winterthur, Wurster, 1868 - XVIII S., 1 Bl., 494 S., 1 Bl. (Berichtigungen) (Gelenke angeplatzt, Kapital beschäd., berieben und bestoßen, Stempel auf Titel, ). Einzige Ausgabe. - Palau 95.088. - "Eine Reise nach Madeira und den Kanarischen Inseln weitete seinen Blick und legte den Grund für seine Werke `Tenerife, geologisch und topographisch dargestellt` (1867, mit G. Hartung und W. Reiss), `Geologische Beschreibung der Insel Tenerife` (1868, mit W. Reiss) und `Reisebilder von den Kanarischen Inseln` (1867). Abgesehen davon, daß hier erstmalig die Tephrite und Basanite als neue Gesteinstypen beschrieben sind, wurde die fundamentale und für damals durchaus neue Tatsache bewiesen, daß die heutigen Eruptivgesteine dieselbe Entstehung und mineralogische Zusammensetzung haben wie die Laven aus dem Tertiär, daß also in jenen Zeiten keine anderen Erdkräfte wirksam waren, als sie es gegenwärtig noch sind" (NDB V, 623) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri illustrata da Gustavo Doré e dichiarata con note tratte dai migliori commenti a cura di Eugenio Camerini,

      Stabilimento dell’Editore Edoardo Sonzogno, 1868-1869, Milano, - In folio massimo (42x30,4 cm); tre tomi in un volume: X, (2), 136, (2) pp. e 75 c. di tav., (8), 132, (4) pp. e 42 c. di tav., (8), 132, (4) pp. e 18 c. di tav. Legatura coeva in mezza-pelle scura con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Piatti foderata con carta coeva (qualche lieve strofinatura e perdita di carta al taglio dei piatti. Qualche minima ed insignificante macchiolina di foxing in poche carte (comuni in tutti gli esemplari conosciuti) e nel complesso esemplare in ottime condizioni di conservazione. Prima celeberrima edizione italiana della Divina Commedia illustrata dal grande Paul Gustave Louis Cristophe Doré (6 gennaio 1832 – Parigi, 23 gennaio 1883) celebre pittore, disegnatore, litografo e incisore francese che fu l’illustratore più famoso dell’ottocento. Famoso per le sue illustrazioni della Divina Commedia di Dante, a lui si devono alcune delle più importanti edizioni illustrate ottocentesche dei classici della letterat ura mondiale fra i quali il Paradiso Perduto, il Don Chisciotte, La Divina Commedia e l’Orlando Furioso. Artista estremamente eclettico e poliedrico si impegnò a sviluppare tutte le tecniche ed i formati pittorici realizzando da enormi quadri a piccoli, passando da opere di estrema incisività e potenza a lavori semplici ma dal tratto graffiante. La pittura e l’incisione non furono le sue sole passioni ma a lui si devono anche disegni e sculture. Capace di creare scene di estrema complessità ed impatto emotivo era capace anche di dipingere magnifici paesaggi dove il sublime, nella stretta concezione del Romanticismo di derivazione burkeniana, esprimeva tutta sua potenza sentimentale. La Divina Commedia illustrata dal Dorè divenne da subito una delle più celebri edizioni del poema dantesco ed ebbe numerose riedizioni. Quella qui presentata è l’edizione più famosa corollata da 135 magnifiche incisioni realizzate da alcuni dei più grandi incisori del tempo come Pannemaker, Fagnon, Pisan, Boetzel, Dumont, Pisan, Dupeyron, Sotain, Trichon, Guillaime, Gauchard, Verde, Pierdon, Maurand, Regnier , Piaud, Obrux ed altri. Il testo ed il commento, curato dal letterato e giornalista anconetano Eugenio Salomone Camerini (Ancona, 13 luglio 1811 – Milano, 1º marzo 1875), è molto apprezzato per l’accuratezza filologica. Rif. Bibl.: Cfr. Mambelli "Annali ediz. dantesche",362: "Il Camerini prese a testo la lezione del Witte. Per le dichiarazioni tenne conto dei migliori interpreti antichi e moderni: Boccaccio, Buti, Benvenuto da Imola, Tommaseo, Blanc, ecc.".

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         There was light: Autobiography of a university: Berkeley, 1868-1968

      Doubleday - Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. SIGNED by the author. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Signed by Donald McLaughlin (Peace Corps), Reva Beck Bosone (U.S. House of Representatives, Utah), Myron Krueger (Forester), Horace Albright (Conservationist), Irving Stone (Author, "Lust for Life"), Jacques Schnier (Sculptor) Robert Haas (United States Poet Laureate), and George R. Stewart (Author, "Earth Abides"). Some mottling to dust jacket. Binding is sound. Pages are intact and free of marks. To ensure preservation, this book comes to you wrapped in a protective mylar jacket. Secure packaging for safe delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Book Of Historical Costumes, Drawn From The Best Specimens And The Most Authentic Documents Of Each Period

      Cassell, Petter and Galpin 1868 - The book of Historical Costumes, Drawn from the Best Specimens and the Most Authentic Documents of Each Period. Ca 1870, ninety-six bright and clean plates, but missing text information. Cloth binding, aeg, Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sappho Books]
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         The Ring and the Book.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1868-9. In four volumes. 4 volumes, foolscap octavo (166 × 102 mm). Contemporary reddish-brown morocco by Holloway, spines gilt-lettered in two compartments, others with gilt quatrefoil ornaments and small corner-pieces, boards ruled in gilt with a two-line fillet, board-edges gilt with a floral roll tool, turn-ins gilt with a palmette roll, gilt edges. Housed in a dark brown cloth slipcase. Bookplates of Frederick Locker. Spines a little darkened and gilt faded in places, sides a little marked in the grain, endpapers browned from turn-ins, still an excellent set. First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson, Thackeray and Trollope, and was a long-term friend of Browning. This is a very early presentation between the two poets, if not the earliest. The first volume is inscribed "Frederick Locker from his friend RB. Dec: 6 '68". The second and third, "Robert Browning to his friend Frederick Locker", undated. The fourth is inscribed "To F. Locker Esq. With repeated assurance of the true regards of Robert Browning. 91. Victoria Street. Feb. 27 '69". Laid-into the first volume is a witty six-line autograph poem by Browning on Athenaeum Club stationery, beginning "Here you behold us, Eve & Adam..." which remains apparently unpublished. On 6 July 1874 Locker married his second wife, the children's writer Hannah Jane Lampson, whose surname he added to his own. He gave these volumes to her as an engagement present, noting the fact on the blanks facing the inscribed titles. In the first volume, he has written, "Transferred to J.L. 5 May 1874. F.L. Robert Browning was the donor, Janie Lampson is the owner". His inscription in volume II reads, "Transferr'd to Jane Hannah Lampson", initialled by him and with the same date. Volume III has a similar inscription, "Transferr'd to H. Jane Lampson", also initialled, but with the following day's date; as does volume IV, now just "Jane Lampson", and with the jocular couplet added below: "I'm Jane's! I belong to her own dear self! Read, and return me to yonder shelf". A fine association copy of Browning's magnum opus, charmingly re-presented by Locker to his second wife. The book remained in their library, known as the Rowfant Library after Locker's home in Sussex, until the library was sold to an American bookseller in 1905 and dispersed.

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         MILL John Stuart

      Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Stuart Mill") to Doctor Edward Lowenthal, referring to several of his published works, including On Liberty. 3½ pages 8vo in French, Avignon, 24 January 1868.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 - 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      1868. On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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