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Il costume antico e moderno o storia: Ferrario, Giulio (ed.).
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Description de l'article : Milan, tipografia dell'editore, 1829-1834., 1834. Folio (380 x 265 mm). 37 vols. incl. supplements and index. With 7 engr. folding maps, 5 engr. maps, 1619 coloured aquatints (2 double-page-sized), 2 engr. portraits, 2 engr. plates of musical notes, and 4 tables. Late 19th century half calf with giltstamped spine title. Untrimmed. Without question the largest pictorial encyclopedia of the world published during the 19th century, and one of the rarest works to be found complete. Printed in a press run of no more than 300 copies, this set is numbered "12" and was inscribed to a friend of the author ("del socio Signor G. Ferrario"); as such, it was printed on superior paper and coloured particularly carefully (according to Brunet, most of the 300 copies produced were issued entirely uncoloured). The purpose of this 37-volume set in large folio format was to provide a complete account of all known parts of the world not only by describing in detail the various peoples' costumes, governments, religion, habits, military, arts and science, but also by showing them in splendid illustrations, all of which are here individually coloured by hand. The engravings include not only many costumes, but also buildings, objects of religious and of everyday use, monuments, historical scenes and much more. The plates are printed on wove paper and bear the publisher's drystamp. In spite of the enormous number of plates, the colouring is meticulous throughout. - Initially planned for no more than 13 volumes (1816-1827) and also published in French, this present Italian edition is the only one that was issued complete with all supplements and the plates in their impressive folio format. - Of the utmost rarity: we could not trace a single complete copy on the market since 1950. Auction records list only the abridged 8vo reprint or single volumes of the present folio edition (Sotheby's, May 28, 2002, lot 426: £8,720 for vol. I, pt. 3 only). Interior shows occasional slight foxing to blank margins. Altogether an excellent, complete set of the luxury edition: uniformly bound, untrimmed and wide-margined. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 231. Lipperheide Ad 7. Colas 1051. Hiler 311. Brunet II, 1232f. N° de réf. du vendeur 33049

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Smith, Joseph

Edité par Palmyra, New York: Printed by E. B. Grandin, for the Author, 1830 (1830)

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Description de l'article : Palmyra, New York: Printed by E. B. Grandin, for the Author, 1830, 1830. Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. A BEAUTIFUL, UNRESTORED BOOK OF MORMON. Original calf, black leather label, edges sprinkled blue. Head of spine worn, some rubbing. Minor spotting and staining. An excellent, tight, and unrestored copy. First edition of The Book of Mormon, the most important original book in the history of American religion. This book was published just two weeks before the formal founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints on April 6, 1830. The Book of Mormon is said to be Joseph Smith’s translation of the golden tablets revealed to him by the angel Moroni in the hill of “cumorah” near Manchester, New York. Smith dictated the text to Oliver Cowdery, who served as his scribe, and the manuscript was “delivered a few pages at a time to the typesetter, who supplied all the punctuation and paragraphing” (Crawley and Flake). At first E. B. Grandin declined to publish the work, but he undertook the project when Smith’s early follower Martin Harris mortgaged his farm to provide the required $3000 security. Negative publicity caused Grandin to suspend the printing project until Smith received a revelation for Harris, that he should “not covet” his property “but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon which contains the truth and the word of God. Pay the debt thou hast contracted with the printer.” Harris himself tried to sell copies but complained that “no Body wants them.” His farm was sold and the proceeds were paid to the printer. Only in this first edition is Joseph Smith identified on the title-page as the author; in later editions he is described as the translator. The Church catalogue notes that this edition is unique in forbidding freemasonry and polygamy to Mormons; later editions omitted these prohibitions. The Book of Mormon has become one of the most influential American books every published. It serves as the fundamental text for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the fastest growing religion in America, with more than 11 million members worldwide. The Book of Mormon is very scarce in this excellent original condition, complete with the leaf of testimonies of the eleven witnesses to the golden tablets, and with only a small degree of the foxing which plagues almost all copies of the first edition. “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion” – Joseph Smith. Grolier 100 American Books 37. Crawley & Flake 1. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-12590394125

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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His: BEAGLE] KING, Phillip

BEAGLE] KING, Phillip Parker, Robert FITZROY and Charles DARWIN

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Description de l'article : Henry Colburn, London, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with four charts bound in and eight loose folding maps (two accompanying each volume in original endpaper sleeve), and a total of 44 engraved plates after Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens; an attractive set in the original uniform publisher's cloth; slipcase. First edition, comprising first issues in the original cloth bindings, of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine and scientific surveys of all time. The first published account of the voyages of the Beagle, this famous publication includes the full account written by Charles Darwin, the first major work published by him. As the greatest voyage of the intellect, as the voyage has been described, the Beagle voyage of 1831-36 perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the historical period of Enlightenment voyages as well as being one of its highest achievements, a voyage of discovery that would change scientific thinking and ultimately the understanding of man's place in the universe.The voyage is renowned above all else because of Fitzroy's choice of Charles Darwin as naturalist, but the narrative also includes a large section written by Phillip Parker King describing his experience aboard the Beagle, work which confirmed his status as the pre-eminent Australian cartographer.'Fitzroy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and Fitzroy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. Fitzroy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but Fitzroy and Darwin remained on friendly terms' (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that Fitzroy's character 'was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known' and expressed his immense debt to his time in the Beagle: 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career?'.Publication of Darwin's journal had been urged by Fitzroy during the voyage. It was finally included as the third volume of the official Narrative, which was under the overall editorship of Fitzroy, and it was in this form that Darwin's first book was published. Immediately popular, it was reprinted several times with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. Freeman notes 'His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only On the Origin of Species as the most often printed'. It was also one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: 'The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books'.Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition of the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 1826-30, under Phillip Parker King in the Adventure, during which Fitzroy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes Fitzroy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and many other groups in the course of the circumnavigation. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established Fitzroy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Volume II includes a separately bound appendix of bearings and observations by Fitzroy that is likewise accompanied by two folding maps.This set comprises first issues of all three volumes. Demand for the third volume - Darwin's work - so exceeded that for the first two volumes that it had to be rapidly reissued in 1839 as a publication in its own right with the substantially different ti. N° de réf. du vendeur 4304414

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Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher 1ste und 2te Leiferung [double: MARX, Karl, &

MARX, Karl, & Arnold Ruge (editors & contributors).

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Description de l'article : Paris: Bureau der Jahrbücher, 1844, 1844. Octavo. Contemporary green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges marbled red. Housed in a green quarter morocco book-style case and chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. Complete with half-title, errata and contents. Some neat pencil marginal annotations, primarily to Marx and Engels's contributions, and one or two instances of faint blue and red pencil underlining. Extremities rubbed, spine lightly sunned, boards a little marked, contents toned and foxed, else in very good condition. Very rare first and only issue, of enormous consequence, a double number which contains the first appearance of both Marx's first major work, Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechtsphilosophie (containing his famous remark that religion is "das Opium des Volks"), and Engels's first work on economics, Umrisse zu einer Kritik der Nationalökonomie, which was "of real importance in the formation of a distinctively Marxian stance towards political economy" (New Palgrave). Marx described the latter as "a work of genius" (Wheen, p. 75). Also included are two further important early articles: Marx's essay on the Jewish question and Engels's review of Carlyle's Past and Present. The Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher was created in reaction to the censorship and eventual closure of the Rheinische Zeitung. After this blow, most of the Young Hegelians drifted away, devoid of any immediate political action or aims. Marx and Arnold Ruge refused to take that path and decided to produce the Jahrbücher as a way of reuniting German and French socialists. Marx also had his own, more aggressive agenda: he wanted the journal to offer "relentless criticism of the existing world order" and serve as a theoretical basis for practical action. In the event, Ruge fell ill shortly after his arrival in Paris and Marx did most of the editorial work. The publication collected an impressive array of German contributors: apart from Marx and Ruge, there were Feuerbach, Heine, Herwegh and Johann Jacoby, and less well-known figures such as Moses Heß and a young lawyer from the Palatinate named F. C. Bernays, as well as Friedrich Engels. The Russian and future anarchist Bakunin also contributed. Marx published two contributions: Zur Kritik (Introduction to a Critique of the Hegelian Philosophy of Law), and a notice of two books which Bruno Bauer had published on the Jewish question. Lenin was later to write: "Marx's articles in this journal showed that he was already a revolutionary, who advocated 'merciless criticism of everything existing', and in particular the 'criticism by weapons', and appealed to the masses and to the proletariat". Engels's contribution is of key importance. "In 1859 in his own Critique of Political Economy, Marx acknowledged this sketch as 'brilliant' and its impact is discernible in Marx's 1844 writings [the so-called Paris Manuscripts, Marx's first writings as a communist, not published until 1932]. The Umrisse represented the first systematic confrontation between the 'communist' strand of Young Hegelianism and political economy. The communist aspiration was expressed in Feuerbachian language, while the mode of analysis was Hegelian. But, as has recently been demonstrated, the content of Engels's critique was first and foremost a product of his early stay in Manchester" (New Palgrave). The Jahrbücher is noteworthy as the publication which brought Marx and Engels together, leading to future collaboration and a friendship which was to last the rest of their lives. The two men had met once before, in 1842 during a visit by Engels to the office of the Rheinische Zeitung, when it had been "a cool and unmemorable encounter" (Wheen). But in the afterglow of the Jahrbücher they met again in August 1844, Marx's attitude having changed from mistrust to respectful curiosity. They spent ten days together at Marx's apartment, at the end of which they pledged undying friendship. Engels later wrote: "When I visited Marx in Paris in the summer of 1844, our complete agreement in. N° de réf. du vendeur 125807

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His personal hardcover school notebook when Toulouse-Lautrec: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de,

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, French painter and illustrator (1864-1901).

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Description de l'article : n.p., [1876], 1876. 4to. 87 pages written in Latin in Lautrec's hand, as well as his ownership signature on the first page, „H. de T. Lautrec". Although he adds "Fables d'Esope" beneath his name, the passages cover a vast array of topics typical of a 19th-century child's education, including summaries of events in classical history, moral reflections, religious lessons, and philosophical musings. Each piece is about a page long and headed with a brief title. Brief translated excerpts follow:The notebook begins with a passage entitled "Men’s Firmest Defense Is in Piety," in part: "O Lord, blessed are they who have put their hope in You! For when desolation invades their spirits, oppressed with the burden of affairs, they flee to You, and then, forgetting their sorrows, they draw strength and peace of mind from their source. You shelter them in a paternal embrace and spread before them the sacred light of faith O most sweet, nourishing religion and most holy faith, who can live without you." Lautrec was raised by his devoutly religious and overbearing mother, and began his formal schooling in 1872 at the prestigious Lycee Fontanes in Paris, but withdrew in 1875 due to his poor health. His mother's presence in his life at this time is certainly discernible in his writings on religion and philosophy in this notebook.The piece on page 30 is headed "On Socrates," which is followed by "On Fables." The latter, in part: "What is a fable but a tale for the improvement of men’s morals, generally wrapped in an amusing image, in which the pleasant and the useful, although most unlike in nature, conspire to mutually adorn and defend one another? What do you suppose that those ancient inventors of tales intended with so many and such ingenious fictions? Just to tickle the ears of their readers with a vain arrangement of words? Not at all, but rather, when they put trees and animals on stage, their aim was that the bad, contemplating their deformity as in a mirror, would avoid rashness in counsel, avarice in the search for wealth, pride in command, and fraud in all aspects of life." This is an especially interesting piece, as Lautrec studied the fables of Phaedrus and La Fontaine while in school and these likely informed the allegorical animals that appear in his late drawings.He further explores the classical world in "On the Phoenicians" on page 43, in part: "The Tyrians took their origin from the Phoenicians. Those who inhabited the seashore, being troubled by frequent movements of the earth in their homeland, founded a city that they called Sidona on account of the abundance of fish on those coasts, for the Phoenicians call fish sidon. Then many years later, having been driven out by the king of the Ascalonians, they took to their ships, leaving behind their homeland, and founded the city of Tyre a year before the fall of Troy." Although Lautrec’s artwork presents an extreme departure from the classical style, his familiarity with the stories can be seen in his body of work, including his portrayals of Mademoiselle Cocyle as Helen of Troy in La Belle Helene.The last page takes a moralistic slant on classical figures in a passage entitled "On Flatterers," in part: "Flatterers think that they can seek the favor of kings to the extent that they imitate them, but it often happens that they reproduce their vices rather than their virtues, as one or another example will sufficiently demonstrate to be true. It is said that Alexander’s head was bent down toward his shoulder, and his friends were in the habit of also going around with their heads bent down toward their shoulders. When Plato first came to Syracuse, Dionysius the Tyrant immediately devoted himself entirely to geometry, from which it is easily understood that everyone consequently became a geometer, following the king’s example." Lautrec takes a strong stance against flattery in this passage, a principle he certainly held throughout his life—his paintings were decidedly unflattering and direct.Interior. N° de réf. du vendeur 59806

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Vaucelle de Ravigny, Louis de.

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Description de l'article : Egypt, 1826., 1826. 4to (235 x 185 mm). 177 pp. Contemporary wrappers (wanting spine). Ms. title and name on front cover. An early 19th century egyptologist's fascinating travel notes documenting his journey through the Nile valley, profusely illustrated with more than 230 sketches showing hieroglyphs and Greek and Coptic inscriptions. At the age of 27, Louis Vaucelle (1798-1851) undertook an expedition to Egypt to explore the banks of the Nile from Cairo to Aswan. He set out from Marseille on 27 January 1826 and reached the second cataract on 27 May. In his journal he accurately reproduces all cartouches and inscriptions of the temples, tombs and palaces visited up to the first cataract south of Aswan. He gives the condition of monuments (sometimes mere ruins), identifies traces of Christian chapels and churches, translates hieroglyphs dedicated both to pharaohs and Roman emperors, indicates (in cursive script) several Arabic words and names, and mentions the orientalists who preceded him: his mentor Champollion as well as Denon, Maillé, Belzoni, and Niebuhr. Among the temples and sites he describes are Ipsamboul, Edfu, Dakka ("un des mieux conservés"), Thèbes ("Louqsor"), Karnak, Denderah Assouan, Elephantine and Philae as well as the pyramids of Giza, Cleopatra's Needle, the Sphinx (the head of which is said to be "extrêmement mutilée"), Alexandria, and the Nile Delta. The final fifty-odd pages are devoted to contemporary Egyptian cities, their people, and their Arab, Jewish and Coptic traditions. As Vaucelle notes, Coptic Christians are free to practice their religion due to the unrivalled tolerance of the Muslim faith ("tant il est vrai qu’il n’y a pas de religion plus tolérante que la religion mahométane"). He also provides details of medical operations such as castration, circumcision, and excision, as well as of the "Kalisch" festivities held in Cairo at the time of the opening of the dikes. - Louis de Vaucelles de Ravigny was trained by Jean-François Champollion, who in 1824 published his "Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens". Apart from the present travel journal he also produced a "Chronologie des monuments antiques de la Nubie" (1829), based on the interpretation of the royal legends contained in the hieroglyphic reliefs, a book in which he pays tribute to the German egyptologist François-Christian Gau. - Slight fraying to edges; wants wrappers' spine. A fine survival. N° de réf. du vendeur 45624

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Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und: SIEBOLD, P.F. VON.
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Description de l'article : Leiden, Siebold 1832-1852, 1832. Leiden, Siebold, 1832-1852. 7 parts bound in 7 volumes. Folio (370 x 275mm). With 364 (of 365) plates, many folding or double-page. 19th century half morocco (2 text volumes bound to match). First and only edition of this magnificent publication depicting for the first time on a large scale the ethnography and geography of Japan. The present copy has 29 plates and 227 text pages in the Ernst Wasmuth Verlag reprint of 1930 and has one plate not called for in the collation made by Bernard Quaritch in 1869, however lacks the frontispiece to the first volume as well as the 'Schilling-Cannstadt Denkmahl' plate. The following text is lacking: Abtheilung I one leaf 'Inhalt des ersten Heftes'; Abtheilung V pp. 45-186; Abtheilung VI pages 65-72; Abtheilung VII pp. 165-328.Not included in the total count of 365 plates are 19 appendix plates of Japanese text (1 plate in Abtheilung 5 and 18 numbered plates in Abtheilung 7), 25 numbered plates of Japanese text Wa Nen Kei "Annales Japonici" as well as 2 unnumbered plates belonging to this section and the lithographed title (Abtheilung 3). All these plates are listed in the Quaritch collation in the section plates 'Stein-tafeln' and for this reason there seems to be some confusion about the total number of plates. A few copies were issued on large paper, our copy is the normal issue, the text in one volume is slightly shorter, but the size of the 7 volumes is uniform. A very attractive set.The work remained unfinished and 7 parts were published dealing with the following subjects: Mathematical and physical geography of Japan, hydrographical and geological maps, views and tables; People and state, a description of the inhabitants of Japan, their manners and customs, government and administration, with illustrations; Contributions to the history of Japan: mythology, history, archaeology, numismatics, with chronological maps, illustrations and tables; Arts and sciences, in particular the Japanese language and literature, with excerpts from original texts and illustrations; Religion: description of the deities, deified rulers, temples and monasteries, priests, monks and nuns, religious monuments, utensils and dress in Shintoism and Buddhism; Agriculture, industry and commerce with descriptions of related natural products and illustrations of commercial crops, animals, machines and implements; Neighbouring countries of Japan: Ezo with the Southern Kurile Islands, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.Von Siebold was the most important European scientist who almost single handedly put Japanese studies on the European academic map. In 1823 he was posted to Japan as a surgeon to the Dutch factory on Deshima. He played a significant role in introducing Japan to the West and in his introduction of Western science to Japan. For the illustrations of the present work use was made of Siebold's large ethnographical collection, some 4700 items, which was opened to the public in 1831 and bought by the Dutch government in 1837.The Dutch were the only western nation to trade with Japan from 1639 until the opening of Japan by Perry. Von Siebold (1796-1866) was a German surgeon in service of the Dutch East India Company. 'Despite the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of the inhabitants, Siebold found life on the settlement quite comfortable. Since the late eighteenth century, when it had become easier to import and read books in Dutch, groups of scholars had started to engage themselves in the study of Western medicine. Dutch became the medium for these 'Dutch Studies', Rangaku. The main activities of these scholars, 'Rangakusha', were centered around the capital Edo, but all over the country was a growing interest in Western sciences during Siebold's time on Deshima. Soon, Siebold started teaching on a regular basis, mainly on the subjects of the natural sciences and medicine. In return, his students taught him Japanese and a little written Chinese. In addition, his students helped him with his botanical r. N° de réf. du vendeur 6049

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Brontë, Charlotte] Bell Currer (Pseud)

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Description de l'article : London Smith, Elder and Co 1847, 1847. 3 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION of the great masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte. 8vo, in very attractive bindings of full tan calf, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between raised gilt decorated bands, the boards gilt framed, two of the spine compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated. Publisher's ad catalogue is retained and bound in. [xiii], 303; 304; 304; with the catalogue of advertisements pp. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved and clean throughout. RARE, AND ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOOKS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. JANE EYRE IS NOT ONLY THE FIRST NOVEL PUBLISHED BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE, but is also the first published of the Bronte Sisters. In an amazing year for them, all three published a work in 1847 under a 'Bell' pseudonym. Charlotte's was first, the two others were Emily's Wuthering Heights (published as Ellis Bell) and Anne's Agnes Grey (published as Acton Bell). All three are very scarce indeed. JANE EYRE is especially scarce, the print run of the first edition was approximately only 500 copies. It is a cornerstone book of multiple collections; early novels, English literature, Women's literature. It is a work which helped to define the novel as we know it. With its internalization of action, its focus on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility it creates a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry and thus it revolutionized the art of fiction. It is also considered a full generation ahead of its time for the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and what has been coined 'proto-feminism'. N° de réf. du vendeur 25177

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Description de l'article : James S. Burges, Charleston, 1827. 18, [2] blank pp. 12mo. First and only edition. First and only edition. 18, [2] blank pp. 12mo. A rare pamphlet issued by the first Jewish Reform movement in the United States, the Sephardic Reformed Society of Israelites in Charleston, South Carolina, recording an address by one of the movement's leaders, who was also patriarch of an important southern African-American family. The Reformed Society of Israelites formed in 1824 when it split off from the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) synagogue in Charleston, seeking to implement a number of reforms it deemed crucial to engaging the rising generation. In the process, the Society posited a distinctly American form of practice. The present address was delivered on the third anniversary of the Society by Isaac Cardozo (1786-1855), who served as the group's Vice-President from 1828-1832. Cardozo invokes a "spirit of reform in all existing institutions [which] is abroad" and reminds the group of its origin as "a society that was instituted mainly for effecting the observance of order and decorum in Hebrew worship: for adapting it to the feelings and propensities of the enlightened Israelite of the present day; and for endeavouring to bring about by argument and petition, what neither necessity nor persuasion could before accomplish," before he goes on to defend the mission against various critiques. Apart from being a leader within Charleston's Sephardic Jewish community, Cardozo was also the patriarch of an important southern African-American family. He had six children with his common-law wife Lydia Weston, a free black woman from a prominent Charleston family--one of a number of openly mixed-race households in antebellum Charleston. One of their sons was Francis Cardozo (1836-1903), who became the first African-American to hold statewide office in the United States, serving as Secretary of State in South Carolina from 1868 to 1872. Another son, Thomas, served as State Superintendent of Education from 1873 to 1876. RARE: OCLC reports only two instiutional copies, and A.S.W. Rosenbach, in his American Jewish Bibliography, located only one copy, in a private collection. Rosenbach 289 (locating one copy, in a private collection); OCLC (USC, Presbyterian College); American Imprints 28385; Singerman 0442 Modern wrappers. Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Some pale foxing to title, otherwise clean. N° de réf. du vendeur 305824

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Description de l'article : Lyon, R.P.J. Hervier, dessinateur; A. Henry, fabricant for A. Roux, 1886. 1 half-page miniature, 3 full-page miniatures, large historiated initials, numerous other smaller figurated and ornamental initials with imitation penwork scrolling, each page within variegated foliated and figurated borders. Woven entirely in pale gray, silver, and black silk. [50] pp. Small 4to (175 x 145 mm). Contemporary dark red jansenist morocco with inner gold-ruled doublures and silk endpapers (by Kauffmann-Petit), blind- stamped title on spine. In a matching dark red cloth slipcase. Silk initials Z P in gold and colors on inner front cover. Lyon, R.P.J. Hervier, dessinateur; A. Henry, fabricant for A. Roux, 1886-87. This is the first example of a computer-generated book produced with the ancestor of the modern computer, the only successfully woven book appeared in an edition of fifty to sixty copies and is very rare. A phenomenal vanity-piece of the Industrial Age, this technological tour-de-force was woven entirely in silk using the punch-card system of Jacquard looms (after Joseph M. Jacquard, 1752-1834), a process which was in essence a precursor of the computer programming. At the time of its invention, in 1804, the Jacquard loom was the most complex programmable machine in existence, with its incredible potential of the "Operations / Variables" punched card system, with its binary data and modern "Input / Output / Storage" capabilities. 'Programmed' perforations in the punch-cards controlled the minute movements of the hooks pulling the silk threads. The principles put to use in this process had already been applied by Charles Babbage in his experimental calculating machine. His ultimately unsuccessful twenty-year attempt (1834-54) to create an "analytic engine" used similar punch-cards to record the amounts and the nature of the operation to be run. Although his experiments ultimately proved fruitless, they paved the way for Hollerith's tabulating machine, and that, in turn, led to the computer. The production of the present work is viewed as the only successful attempt at weaving a book, and is bound to remain so due to the technological finesse and obvious costs of production. The detailed precision of the book is remarkable, and a period of two years and over fifty attempts were necessary to achieve success. Over a hundred thousand cards were needed, and the precision required to weave 400 woof threads per sq. inch for the lettering and design demanded machine-movements of not more than a tenth of a millimeter. The binding-process created problems as well. Once woven, the fragile sheets of silk were carefully folded in half (the recto of one page on the left and the verso of the preceding page on the right) and glued over a piece of cardboard that served to give the necessary stiffening to the delicate fabric. The result was a large majority of defective copies with glue-stains seeping through the leaves. The original designs for the whole work are held by the Musées des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs in Lyon. - In an excellent condition. - Paul Marais, "Livre de Pri`eres tiss'e", in: Bulletin du Bibliophile (1889), pp. 163-166; L.M.C. Randall, "Nineteenth-Century Medieval Prayerbook woven in Lyon", in: Art the Ape of Nature. Studies in Honor of H.W. Jackson, ed. Moshe Barasch and Lucy Freeman Sandler (1981), pp. 651-668; Vicaire V, 341; cf. Laird, Michael: Le Livre de Prières tissé. In: "The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles" (2001); Bowden, Faster than Thought: The Invention of Perforated Cards by M. Jacquard (London, 1953), pp. 23, 350-351, 379-380. GRAPHIC ARTS:ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ; SILK BOOK/ COMPUTERS ; SCIENCE:TECHNOLOGY ; RELIGION ; N° de réf. du vendeur 33136-340

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COMPUTER. -

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Description de l'article : Lyon, R.P.J. Hervier, dessinateur; A. Henry, fabricant for A. Roux, 1886. 1 half-page miniature, 3 full-page miniatures, large historiated initials, numerous other smaller figurated and ornamental initials with imitation penwork scrolling, each page within variegated foliated and figurated borders. Woven entirely in pale gray, silver, and black silk. [50] pp. Small 4to (175 x 145 mm). Contemporary dark red jansenist morocco with inner gold-ruled doublures and silk endpapers (by Kauffmann-Petit), blind- stamped title on spine. In a matching dark red cloth slipcase. Lyon, R.P.J. Hervier, dessinateur; A. Henry, fabricant for A. Roux, 1886-87. This is the first example of a computer-generated book produced with the ancestor of the modern computer, the only successfully woven book appeared in an edition of fifty to sixty copies and is very rare. A phenomenal vanity-piece of the Industrial Age, this technological tour-de-force was woven entirely in silk using the punch-card system of Jacquard looms (after Joseph M. Jacquard, 1752-1834), a process which was in essence a precursor of the computer programming. At the time of its invention, in 1804, the Jacquard loom was the most complex programmable machine in existence, with its incredible potential of the "Operations / Variables" punched card system, with its binary data and modern "Input / Output / Storage" capabilities. 'Programmed' perforations in the punch-cards controlled the minute movements of the hooks pulling the silk threads. The Jacquard loom is considered as one of the precursors of the computer. The principles put to use in this process had already been applied by Charles Babbage in his experimental calculating machine. His ultimately unsuccessful twenty-year attempt (1834-54) to create an "analytic engine" used similar punch-cards to record the amounts and the nature of the operation to be run. Although his experiments ultimately proved fruitless, they paved the way for Hollerith's tabulating machine, and that, in turn, led to the computer. The production of the present work is viewed as the only successful attempt at weaving a book, and is bound to remain so due to the technological finesse and obvious costs of production. The detailed precision of the book is remarkable, and a period of two years and over fifty attempts were necessary to achieve success. Over a hundred thousand cards were needed, and the precision required to weave 400 woof threads per sq. inch for the lettering and design demanded machine-movements of not more than a tenth of a millimeter. The binding-process created problems as well. Once woven, the fragile sheets of silk were carefully folded in half (the recto of one page on the left and the verso of the preceding page on the right) and glued over a piece of cardboard that served to give the necessary stiffening to the delicate fabric. The result was a large majority of defective copies with glue-stains seeping through the leaves. The original designs for the whole work are held by the Musées des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs in Lyon. - In an excellent condition. - Paul Marais, "Livre de Pri`eres tiss'e", in: Bulletin du Bibliophile (1889), pp. 163-166; L.M.C. Randall, "Nineteenth-Century Medieval Prayerbook woven in Lyon", in: Art the Ape of Nature. Studies in Honor of H.W. Jackson, ed. Moshe Barasch and Lucy Freeman Sandler (1981), pp. 651-668; Vicaire V, 341; cf. Laird, Michael: Le Livre de Prières tissé. In: "The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles" (2001); Bowden, Faster than Thought: The Invention of Perforated Cards by M. Jacquard (London, 1953), pp. 23, 350-351, 379-380. GRAPHIC ARTS:ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ; SILK BOOK/ COMPUTERS ; SCIENCE:TECHNOLOGY ; RELIGION ; N° de réf. du vendeur -340

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Magnificent Beecher Family Photograph Collection: Beecher Family: Lyman

Beecher Family: Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, et al.

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Description de l'article : Various places 1850s-1880s, 1850. No Binding. Etat : Very Good. Highly important ambrotype 1. The Beecher Family (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, and Thomas, William, Edward, Charles, Isabella, & Mary Beecher). Mathew Brady Studios, 1850s. Half plate ambrotype. Original coloring of cheeks. Contemporary case, lacking upper cover, mat with stamp of G.M. Howe, Portland and Upton, Maine. Small scratch, some spotting due to emulsion separation, but overall the emulsion is intact and the image is clear with good contrast. This splendid and rare Mathew Brady Studio group portrait de- picts ten members of the celebrated Beecher family. In this family portrait, Lyman Beecher is seated at center, flanked by his four daughters (Harriet, Catharine, Mary, and Isabella). Behind them stand the five of the seven brothers (William, Edward, Henry Ward, Charles, and Thomas—George had died in 1843 and James was a missionary in China). The Beechers were one of America’s most famous families. Patri- arch Lyman Beecher, famed clergyman, abolitionist, and social reformer, was a central figure of the Second Great Awakening. Harriet is most famous as the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, one of the best-known men of his day, was an evangelist, abolitionist, advocate of women’s suffrage, proponent of evolution, and social reformer. Catharine Beecher was one of the leading advocates of female education. Charles Beecher was a distinguished clergyman, author, and composer of hymns, and his brother Thomas K. Beecher, also a minister, is best remembered as a close friend of Samuel Clemens. Isabella Beecher was a major figure in the women’s suffrage movement. This ambrotype precedes the other famous Brady photograph of the Beechers, the 1861 portrait of Harriet, Lyman, and Henry (albumen print, National Portrait Gallery). The case is stamped George M. Howe, listed as a Daguerreian at 112 Middle Street, Portland, Maine from 1853 to 1860. The use of a case from a gallery in Maine may be explained by Harriet’s move to Brunswick, Maine in 1850 when her husband Calvin Ellis Stowe secured a teaching position at Bowdoin. A later albumen print at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford bears the Brady stamp. Colored Salt Print by Mathew Brady 2. Lyman Beecher. Mathew Brady Studios, ca. 1856. Hand-colored salted paper photograph (7 1⁄4 x 6 in.). Half plate daguerreotype case with brass mat and red velvet retainer in double- hinged, push-button plain leather case with “BRADY’S GALLERY, 205 & 359 BROADWAY NEW YORK” stamped in dark red velvet case lining. Case edges heavily worn; without glass. Clergyman, educator, and social reformer, Lyman Beecher embodied the shift from the harsh, demanding Puritan faith of the Second Great Awakening to a religion that found its expression in larger society. A leading figure in Calvinist churches in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Beecher played a key role in founding Yale Divinity School. In 1833, Beecher and his family moved west to Cincinnati, where he became president of the Lane Theological Seminary, a training ground for the religious leaders of the abolition movement. “Magnetic in personality, incisive and powerful in manner of expression, Beecher was in his prime one of the most eloquent of American pulpit orators” (NNDB). Exhibited: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University), and International Center of Photography. Reference: featured in “A Gallery of Images,” Mary Panzer, Mathew Brady and the Image of History (Smithsonian, 1997). Signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe. George H. Hastings, ca. 1880s. Albumen print, cabinet card mount. Photographer’s studio stamp on the verso: “Geo H. Hastings / Photographer. / 147 Tremont St. Cor. West St. / Boston, Mass / Elevator to Studio.” Signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Daughter of Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe is most famous for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, serialized in 1851-2 and. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-12590413184

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Manuscript - Erotica].

Edité par [Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India], 1811. (1811)

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Description de l'article : [Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India], 1811., 1811. Manuscript in Persian. 69 ff., collation: [A]-[B]8 [C]6 [D]-[H]8 [I]8(- I8), written in black ink with frequent words in red, with each page in a frame of (outside to inside) blue, gold and red rules (the gold wider) with an outer frame of gold rules near the edges, the opening of the text elaborately decorated with flowers, vines and abstract forms in blue, lavender, green, orange, white, gold and bronze, and 29 original erotic illustrations (2 full-page, 27 half-page) in numerous colours of gouache and with extensive use of gold and some silver. Contemporary black calf, resewn on 2 green cloth tapes, each board with an embossed gilt paper inlay (18.5 x 9 cm) embossed with arabesque plant decoration in a decorative border, surrounded by 9 smaller embossed gilt paper inlays forming a frame, with green double rules bordering the inlays and green linear decorations connecting the inlays in the frame, gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled brown calf paste-downs. With tissue guard leaves between most pairs of facing pages. A rare example of an early 19th-century north Indian sexology handbook, beautifully and extensively illustrated. It was commissioned by Saadat Ali Khan II (ca. 1752-1814), 5th Nawab of the princely state of Awadh (officially called Oudh by the British Raj) and written by his personal physician (hakim), possibly Ali Sharif, who had been hakim to the Nawabs before and after Saadat's reign. The illustrations (75 x 90 and 145 x 90 mm) were made by the official royal painter, who has not been identified (several Indian artists who worked for Saadat Ali Khan II are recorded by name). The manuscript is divided into 14 chapters including those on development of male sexuality, development of female sexuality; things to do before, during and after copulation; descriptions of 14 sexual positions (assan); medical compounds for erectile dysfunction; and information about the female orgasm. It illustrates one male homosexual couple and one lesbian couple. The men and women depicted are all Asian or Middle Eastern in appearance, some light-skinned and some dark-skinned, and they copulate in various combinations. Some of the men are depicted with grey skin, suggesting that they are devotees of the god Shiva, who smeared their bodies with ash as he did. - Awadh under the Nawabs, straddling the present Indian-Nepalese border, was famous for its harmonious mixing of the Hindu religion and Islam (the Nawabs were Shi'ite). It was most opulent under the Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, who reigned from 1775 (when he shifted the cultural centre from Faizabad to Lucknow) to his death in 1797. He was a great patron of the arts, supporting both Indian and European artists and inaugurating an Awadh school that mixed elements of European and traditional Mughal styles. In other genres the European styles tended to dominate after his death, but the present erotic miniatures still follow the Awadh traditions, with European perspective in many of the backgrounds but sometimes also showing hierarchical prospective (one scene depicts a horse in the foreground much smaller than the erotic couple, and a tiger also smaller than natural size). The Awadh school of miniatures "gradually acquired a prominent place in the cultural history of India which no other province gained" providing a "glorious heritage ., we should make efforts to preserve the rich cultural legacy of Awadh." (Awasthi, p. 102). - The manuscript is written on laid paper with horizontal chainlines but no watermarks. One new endleaf has been inserted at the end. The decoration at the opening of the text (105 x 85 mm) was clearly taken from an earlier manuscript, for it is on a separate piece of paper mounted on a backing sheet and inserted where a piece of the leaf has been cut out for the purpose, and it has about three dozen tiny worm holes that do not continue in the backing sheet or the leaves before or after it. - The gutter folds of many leaves have been restored and the sewing is later than the. N° de réf. du vendeur 46013

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882), Robert FITZROY (1805-1865) and Philip Parker KING (1793-1856).

Edité par London: Henry Colburn, 1839. (1839)

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Description de l'article : London: Henry Colburn, 1839., 1839. 4 volumes 8vo (9 x 5 6/8 inches): 47 engraved plates (spotted and a bit browned) and 9 folding maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker, including one loose in pocket at end of volume II (one or two repairs at folds); lacking the half-title in volume I. Modern full navy morocco, gilt. PROVENANCE: with the faint penciled ownership inscription of Rev. John Allen Wedgwood (1796-1882), who officiated at the wedding of his cousins Emma Wedgewood and Charles Darwin in 1839, on the half-title of volume III. "IT DETERMINED MY WHOLE CAREER" (Darwin). First edition, first issue of volume III, which is Darwin's "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836" and his first printed book, and a pleasing association copy. This celebrated voyage, which lasted five years, was the "key formative event in Darwin's life. It 'determined my whole career' (Autobiography, 76), giving him an unrivalled opportunity to make observations, collect animals and plants, and explore some of the most beautiful, desolate, and isolated places in the world. Under FitzRoy the voyage's objectives extended to include geophysical measurements, and the 'Beagle' was equipped with a variety of instruments and devices, including a lightning conductor and a large number of marine chronometers for measuring longitude. The Admiralty intended the officers to make a chain of exceptionally accurate measurements round the globe. The ship also carried out trials on Beaufort's wind scale" (Desmond, Moore, and Browne). Between 1832 and 1836 the 'Beagle' visited the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, the west coast of South America (Chiloé, Valparaíso, Lima), most famously the Galápagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia (Sydney, Tasmania, King George's Sound), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Mauritius, Cape Town, and St Helena and Ascension. In all these places Darwin collected a vast numbers of specimens: insects, birds, molluscs, small vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants, meticulously recording their provenance, appearance, and behaviour in his notebooks and diaries. Of these the specimens the greatest and most important by far became the birds from the Galápagos Islands, which the ornithologist and artist John Gould helped Darwin to classify on his return to England. The similarities and differences between the species inhabiting different islands, and between the island species and those of continental South America, gave rise to Darwin's initial thoughts on the possibility of transmutation of characteristics in species, and represents to history the origin of his revolutionary and controversial theories of evolution. REFERENCES: Freeman 10; Hill I pp 104-5; Norman 584; Sabin 37826. N° de réf. du vendeur 72nhr162

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The Descent of Man, and selection in: Darwin, Charles

Darwin, Charles

Edité par John Murray (1871)

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Description de l'article : John Murray, 1871. Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Two volumes. Bound in publisher’s green cloth with blind-stamped border and central panel. On the spine, gilt roll at head- and tail-piece, with title, author and volume gilt. Black end-papers. Presented in a custom green cloth slip-case and chemise. Octavo (7 1/2” x 4 15/16”, 190mm x 125mm). Both volumes with 16 pp. of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Both volumes: fore-corners very slightly worn. Very slight dent to fore-edge of front board. Head- and tail-pieces moderately rubbed. Boards moderately bowed. Text and illustrations fresh and crisp. Advertisements mildly foxed. Vol. I: front joint starting, rear end-paper cracked at head and tail. T7-8 uncut (i.e., unopened). Vol. II: some wear to gilt title. Lower half of front end-paper cracked. 2B uncut. Ownership stamp of Canon H.P. Liddon on front blank of both volumes. This first issue of the first edition (with errata on A2v of vol. II) is the larger of two formats issued simultaneously (boards 195mm tall). 2,500 copies were published on 24 February 1871. The Descent popularized Darwin’s theories of evolution (a word that appears for the first time in the writing of Darwin on vol. I, p. 2), and put them into broader social and anthropological context. Henry Parry Liddon (1829-1890) was the Ireland Professor of Biblical Exegesis at Oxord and canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; as such, he was one of the most influential figures in the Church of England. Liddon is a fascinating figure. He was godson to William Edward Parry, the arctic explorer. He travelled with his close friend Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) to Russia. The account of this, Carroll’s only trip out of the UK, was published as “Tour in 1867” and as The Russian Journal in 1935. Liddon is said to have suggested the title Through the Looking-Glass. Liddon was an associate of Darwin: they served on the Committee of the Aborigines Protection Society together. Darwin wrote a letter to J.B. Innes, dated 27 November (1878) about having heard a sermon, written by Pusey and preached by Liddon in Oxford, and disagreeing with the claim made that religion and science ought to be kept apart. In the present item, some passages have been marked out in pencil by Liddon (doubtless), indicating Liddon’s attempt to reconcile the two – to find in Darwin’s thought compatibilities with Christian doctrine: No one supposes that one of the lower animals reflects whence he comes or whither he goes,– what is death or what is life, and so forth. (vol. I, p. 62) There is no evidence that man was aboriginally endowed with the ennobling belief in the existence of an Omnipotent God. On the contrary there is ample evidence, derived not from hasty travellers, but from men who have long resided with savages, that numerous races have existed and still exist, who have no idea of one or more gods, and who have no words in their languages to express such an idea. (vol. I, p. 65) Liddon has underlined “ennobling” in the second quoted passage, and written a reference to p. 106: “The ennobling belief in God is not universal with man;” it seems clear that he is seeking material that authorizes him to present Darwinian evolution as compatible with religion. This is a belief Liddon articulated in a sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral three days after Darwin’s death, eventually published as The Recovery of St. Thomas with a Prefatory Note on the Late Mr. Darwin, 2nd edn. London: Rivintgons, 1882 (called by his familiars “The Famous Sermon”): It may be admitted that when the well-known books on the Origin of Species and on the Descent of Man first appeared, they were largely regarded by religious men as containing a theory necessarily hostile to the fundamental truths of religion. A closer study has generally modified any such impression. (p. 29) The present item may therefore be regarded as a significant document in one of the most consequential debates in Western thought. Freeman 937, Garrison-Morton 170, Norman 599. N° de réf. du vendeur 60239

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Autograph manuscript signed, the complete five stanzas: HOWE, Julia Ward

HOWE, Julia Ward (1819-1910)

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Description de l'article : 1891. 3pp. on two sheets, each sheet measuring 8 x 6 3/8 inches. Titled at the head of the first page and signed and dated below the last verse. With a period photograph portrait of Howe, portraying her as she looked in 1861. Housed in a dark blue morocco backed box. "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." In November 1861, Julia Ward Howe accompanied her husband Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, a member of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and a small party of volunteers to visit Washington in order to see first-hand the condition of Massachusetts's troops guarding the nation's capital. On the outskirts of the city, they passed numerous small groups on picketing duty, each alight with watch-fires, the camps encircling the city. Howe would later write: "I distinctly remember that a feeling of discouragement came over me as I drew near the city of Washington. I thought of the women of my acquaintance whose husbands were fighting our great battle." Arriving after a long journey, the party settled at Willard's Hotel, in the heart of the city, amidst the great movement of soldiers, horses, ambulances, the wounded and the dead. After several days touring the city's hospitals, upon the arrangement of Governor Andrew, the party met at the Executive Mansion with President Abraham Lincoln. "I remember well," Howe would later write, "the sad expression of Mr. Lincoln's deep blue eyes, the only feature of his face which could be called other than plain . The President was laboring at this time under a terrible pressure of doubt and anxiety." Days later, Howe travelled outside the city for a review of troops. Describing her return, she would later recount: "For a long distance the foot soldiers nearly filled the road. They were before and behind, and we were obliged to drive very slowly. We presently began to sing some of the well-known songs of the war, and among them: 'John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave.' This seemed to please the soldiers . and themselves took up the strain. Mr. [James Freeman] Clarke said to me, 'You ought to write some new words to that tune.' I replied that I often wished to do so." That popular Union marching song, celebrating Brown's 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry and his martyrdom, was set to the tune of William Steffe's camp meeting folk hymn. The song, however, would be twisted by Confederate troops, who sang their own version ("John Brown's a-hangin' on a sour apple tree"), perhaps explaining Howe's desire to compose new lyrics. "In spite of the excitement of the day," Howe continued in her description of the origins of the Battle Hymn, "I went to bed and slept as usual, but awoke next morning in the gray of the early dawn, and to my astonishment found that the wished-for lines were arranging themselves in my brain. I lay quite still until the last verse had completed itself in my thoughts . I lay down again and fell asleep, but not without feeling that something of importance had happened to me." After revising the hymn, including dropping a sixth stanza which she felt inferior and anti-climactic, Howe would submit it to the Atlantic Monthly, where it would be published in the February 1862 issue. Explaining her motivation and inspiration for penning the hymn, Howe would later write: "When the war broke out, the passion of patriotism lent its color to the religion of humanity in my own mind, as in many others, and a moment came in which I could say: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord! -- and the echo which my words awoke in many hearts made me sure that many other people had seen it also." The Battle Hymn of the Republic would become the best-known song of the Civil War, arousing fervor as it was sung by the Union armies marching into battle. Equally, the words spread comfort and hope in the depths of despair to the wounded and captured. Howe's words would remain relevant, becoming the most recognized patriotic hymn of all time. The verses's themes of equality and liberty woul. N° de réf. du vendeur 27220

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Collection of Ten Photographs from Mooney’s Pioneering: MOONEY, JAMES

Description de l'article : 1892. No Binding. Etat : Fine. This extremely rare and important collection documents the famous Ghost Dance and related circle dances soon after the Wounded Knee Massacre. These dramatic photographs, taken by the celebrated James Mooney, show these dances as they were taking place. Viewing the Ghost Dance among the Lakota as a threat, the U.S. Army had killed Sitting Bull while arresting him and soon thereafter killed Spotted Elk and perhaps 150 of his followers at Wounded Knee. Thus these Ghost Dance photographs represent original documentary evidence of a major phenomenon in the history of the American West. These photographs were taken by James Mooney (1861-1921), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. He left Washington in late 1890 to investigate the potentially incendiary Ghost Dance movement. In the winter of 1891 Mooney lived among the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Wichita, and other Native Americans in Native American territory as they performed the Ghost Dance ritual, hoping to usher in the American Indian millennium. Mooney reported, “I am so far in with the medicine men, that they have invited me to take part in the dance, although they order any white man away from the grounds” (Moses, The Indian Man: A Biography of James Mooney). Late in 1891, Mooney visited the Native Americans at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, near the site of the Wounded Knee massacre. Finding the Sioux understandably reluctant to discuss the religion, Mooney then crossed the Rockies to locate and interview the founder of the movement, Wovoka in Nevada. During this meeting, the first time that a white man had interviewed Wovoka about his movement, the mystic consented to be photographed. “James Mooney was called ‘The Indian Man’ not because he dressed like one, nor because he thought American Indian societies were superior to his own, but rather from his knowledge, unsurpassed for its breadth and depth, of a few Indian societies. His works are used constantly today in both history and anthropology. They have achieved a timelessness ” (Moses). One of the few whites to witness and take part in the Ghost Dance, Mooney became the greatest scholar of the ritual and the events which cascaded from this cultural collision. Mooney’s Ghost Dance photographs are of the very greatest rarity in the market. We cannot trace any other examples appearing for sale. Ten albumen photographs (4 x 6 in. and 4 ¼ x 7 ½ in.) on original mounts, some with gold bevel. Most faded, light wear and soiling. Most of the photographs bear on the mount recto a pencil caption number likely in Mooney’s hand. Extremely rare. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-15961437327

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Illustrations of the Book of Job Invented: BLAKE, William

BLAKE, William

Edité par London William Blake (1826)

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Description de l'article : London William Blake, 1826. "Blake’s Most Widely Known Achievement" BLAKE, William. Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented & engraved by William Blake, 1825. [London: Published by the Author, and Mr. J. Linnell, 1874]. One of 100 sets printed on india paper. Folio (sheets: 20 x 14 inches; 510 x 350 mm. engravings 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 209 x 158 mm). Line-engraved title and twenty-one line- and stipple-engraved plates by and after Blake. Also with an additional letterpress title-page, not issued with the book. Printed from the original plates. Evidence of the word proof on the lower edge of engravings number 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18 and 20. Bound in quarter reverse calf over black cloth. Spine lettered and ruled in gilt. With black and red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Corners a bit bumped, and cloth lightly scuffed. Sheets mounted on stubs. A bit of very light foxing to some of the sheets, generally not affecting engravings, mainly title-page sheet and sheet of plate 20. Plate 14 with the mounting sheet trimmed at top margin about 1.5 inches, not affecting plate. A fine, strikingly clean copy of "Blake’s most widely known achievement" (Keynes). The engravings were commissioned by John Linnell on March 25, 1823. Despite the date 1825 on the engravings, the plates were not actually issued until March 1826. The entire edition consisted of 315 sets: 150 "Proof" sets on India paper and sixty-five on French paper were printed in March 1826, at which time the word "Proof" was removed from the plates and 100 sets were printed on drawing paper (see Bentley). Blake’s original copperplates remained in the possession of the Linnell family, and as late as 1863, Linnell was offering for sale sets of the India-paper and French-paper issues. By 1874 these must have been sold, as a further 100 sets of the engravings were printed at that time (the present copy is from this set). No more pulls were taken between 1874 and 1919, when the copperplates were given by Herbert Linnell to the British Museum. Linnell's son wrote "My father considered the plates at the last [1874] were as good as they ever were, for the work being cut by a graver, and not etched, it is durable- and is not worn by the printing as is the case with an etching." (Bentley Books, p. 523). Bentley 421A. Binyon 105-126. Russell 33. HBS 65634. $32,500. N° de réf. du vendeur 65634

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Domenech, L'Abbe' E.

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Description de l'article : Librairie de Gaume Freres, Paris, 1857. First Edition. 8vo., black cloth and leather with spine gilt. Foldout engraved map with hand-colouring, "CARTE du TEXAS por les Missions et Voyages de L'Abbe EM Domenech." Contemporary (?) signature at front flyleaf, "Duc de Narmier". Minor foxing in text; bumped and abraded edges to covers. Overall a good copy. Emmanuel Domenech (1825-1903), a Catholic priest, was born at or near Lyons, France, on November 6, 1825, to Gabriel and Jeanne (Fournier) Domenech. The elder Domenech was a bottle-top manufacturer. Emmanuel was recruited as a missionary by Bishop Jean Marie Odin [qv] and traveled to America in 1846 with Claude M. Dubuis [qv] and his companions. Upon finishing his theological studies at the seminary of the Barrens in St. Louis, he was ordained in San Antonio on October 1, 1848; he may have been the first priest to be ordained in Texas. Although he worked in New Braunfels and Brownsville and traveled to surrounding communities, he was officially stationed first at Castroville, then at Eagle Pass. In 1852, because of his distaste for the hardships of missionary life and continuing poor health, he returned to France, where he served as a priest and began a supplementary career as a travel writer and amateur ethnologist. His "Journal d'un missionaire au Texas et au Mexique," published in Paris in 1857, was translated into English in 1858 as "Missionary Adventures in Texas and Mexico." The book describes the trials of early Catholic missionaries and is filled with vivid sketches of the Texas frontier and anecdotes about its people. He found Houston "infested with Methodists and ants" and dismissed Austin, "the seat of the Texian legislature, as "a small dirty town" with "only one wretched hotel." Domenech's "Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts of North America" (London, 1860) contains much firsthand observations of Indian customs and archeological monuments in Texas and other border states. He published in the same year an anonymous collection of drawings of Indian pictographs from the holdings of the Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal in Paris. This collection he entitled "Manuscrit pictographique americain" (called "Livre des sauvages" in the Parisian library's records), a controversial work that, together with his "Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts," is an important source of information on American Indians of the Southwest. In 1864 Domenech accompanied French troops into Mexico as a chaplain; he later became press secretary to Emperor Maximilian. His three-volume "Histoire du Mexique" (Paris 1868) is made up of extracts from hundreds of unedited letters and documents of the years 1848 to 1869, from both Mexico and Texas, to which he had access. He published many repeitious, exaggerated, and self-glorifying accounts of his experiences and travels, but his colorfully detailed narrative of the establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in Texas, amid the tensions of boundary disputes with Mexico and the devastation of an epidemic of cholera, has no counterpart. He died of apoplexy and was buried at Lyons, France, on September 9, 1903 with military honors. N° de réf. du vendeur 1-4-3

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A Voice of Warning, and Instruction to: PRATT, P.P.

PRATT, P.P.

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Description de l'article : J.W. Harrison, Printer, New York, 1839. Etat : Very Good. Second edition, revised. 12mo. Original publisher's green cloth gilt. Moderate foxing, slight wear at the spine ends, and a couple of page corners creased, a pleasing, very good copy. A famous fiery apologetic by Parley P. Pratt, one of the most influential theologians of Mormonism and an original member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. An immensely important document from the early days of the Mormon faith which has been called "the most powerful proselytizing work after The Book of Mormon" (Givens and Grow, Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism, p.90). This edition contains the $300 award notice for anyone who can successfully refute the work. Rare and important. N° de réf. du vendeur 363641

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Religions et religion: HUGO Victor

HUGO Victor

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Description de l'article : Calmann Lévy, 1880. Couverture rigide. - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1880, 15,5x24cm, relié. - Édition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés et orné de doubles caissons dorés décorés en angles, date et mention «?Ex. de J. Drouet?» dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de René Aussourd. Quelques petites rousseurs principalement en début et fin de volume. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Juliette Drouet, le grand amour de sa vie?: «?à vous, ma dame. Humble hommage. V.?» L'exemplaire provient de la bibliothèque de Pierre Duché. Ce dernier avait acheté en bloc la bibliothèque de Juliette Drouet et avait confié les volumes à René Aussourd pour les faire relier de manière uniforme avec l'inscription permettant leur identification en queue. Ex-libris encollés sur un contreplat et une garde. C'est à la fin de l'année 1878, soit après plus de quarante ans de relation, que Victor Hugo et son amante emménagent enfin ensemble avenue d'Eylau, dans le petit hôtel où le poète finira sa vie. «?À partir de ce moment, on peut dire que la vie de Juliette ne fut plus guère qu'une tristesse ininterrompue, une servitude de toutes les heures. Elle souffre elle-même d'un cancer à l'estomac, elle sait qu'elle est condamnée, condamnée à mourir de faim?!?» (Louis Guimbaud, Victor Hugo et Juliette Drouet, Paris, 1927) Malgré ses souffrances et sa grande faiblesse physique, elle tient toujours avec fidélité le rôle de garde-malade de son «?Toto?». C'est d'ailleurs à cette époque que Bastien Lepage peint d'elle un portrait d'un réalisme frappant?: «?De son visage de déesse, sérieux et calme, la maladie impitoyable a fait une pauvre figure humaine, tirée et creusée, sillonnée de rides dont chacune semble conter quelque douleur.?» (op. cit.) Religions et religion paraît deux ans avant la disparition de Juliette ; il s'agit de l'un des derniers ouvrages qu'Hugo dédicace humblement au grand et dévoué amour de sa vie. Hugo rendra d'ailleurs hommage au dévouement sans faille de sa compagne en lui offrant une photographie sur laquelle il inscrit?: «?Cinquante ans, c'est le plus beau mariage.?». Exemplaire de la plus intime provenance. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 25 numbered copies on laid to the form numbered and justified by the publisher, only large papers. Binding in full maroon, bordeaux, back with five nerves adorned with quadruple gilded cartridges and a listel of morocco green of water, gold date in tail, golden wheels on the headdresses, frame of quadruple gilded nets and a listel of morocco water green on the boards, silk ribbons and countertops moiré green of water, framing of a listel of morocco green of water and a golden net on the guards and the counterplates, covers illustrated by Manuel Orazi and back preserved, all golden slices, case bordered of bordeaux maroquin and boards of paper to the vat, interior of burgundy felt, superb binding in full morocco signed Devauchelle. Illustrated book of 136 drawings in and out-text in black and in color by Georges Bottini. Very beautiful example perfectly established in a binding in full morocco signed Devauchelle. N° de réf. du vendeur 60981

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Description de l'article : 1838. Couverture rigide. Etat : Très bon. Très rare édition originale du premier livre sorti de l'imprimerie catholique de Bangkok, l'un des tout premiers témoignages de l'essor de l'imprimerie en Thaïlande. Bangkok, 1838. Na : Bangkok, Sakkarat P. Christo Chao 1838. (= à Bangkok, l'année chrétienne 1838).In-12 composé de (2) ff. dont 1 de titre, 56 pp., et (1) f. Vignette gravée sur le titre. Conservé dans son cartonnage d'origine. Boîte moderne.155 x 98 mm. / Very rare first edition of the first book ever printed by the Catholic press of Bangkok,one of the earliest records of the expansion of printing in Thailand. Bangkok, 1838. Na : Bangkok, Sakkarat P. Christo Chao 1838. (= Bangkok, the Christian year 1838). 12mo [155 x 98 mm], (2) ff. including the title, 56 pp. and (1) l. Engraved vignette on the title. Preserved in its original boards. Modern box. N° de réf. du vendeur LCS-600

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RECORDS OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE: NONE STATED

NONE STATED

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Description de l'article : PRESBYTERIAN MISSION PRESS, SHANGHAI, 1878. Hardcover. Etat : Good. No Jacket. TITLE: RECORDS OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE PROTESTANT MISSIONARIES OF CHINA 1878 AUTHOR: NONE STATED PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: PRESBYTERIAN MISSION PRESS, SHANGHAI 1878 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Religion, History, Regional BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Green Marble Boards with leather corner tips and spine CONDITION: The outside is in good minus condition with a little rough feel to the leather. The leather on the front hinge has a really light cracking (book is tight). The front endpaper has a large age shadow. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 6 ½ x 10 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 492 pages. MAPS (about 7) PRESENT IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK (with one having a minor tear)!!!! Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: RECORDS OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE PROTESTANT MISSIONARIES OF CHINA HELD AT SHANGHAI, MAY 10-24, 1877. MAPS (about 7) PRESENT IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK (with one having a minor tear)!!!! The complex relation between ancestor worship and Christianity in China is not merely a question of theory. It has long been a practical issue of great moment change among Christian missionaries. Indeed, the problem has bulked so large in the past that the events to which it gave rise stand out clearly in the pages of general history. There have been four major chief movements in the history of Christianity in China. There was the Nestorian, beginning in the seventh century; the Franciscan, which was a relatively brief episode chiefly of the early fourteenth century; the basic Roman Catholic movement beginning with the Jesuits in the sixteenth century; and the Protestant movement, beginning in the early nineteenth century and covering the span of this book. THIS BOOK IS A GREAT HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE PROTESTANT PERIOD IN A MAJOR AREA OF CHINA!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 22500 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005983 Size: 6 ½ x 9 1/2. Book. N° de réf. du vendeur 005983

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JACQUARD, Joseph–Marie.)

Edité par Lyon: manufactured by Didier, Petit et Cie; woven by Michel–Marie Carquillat, 1844 (1844)

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Description de l'article : Lyon: manufactured by Didier, Petit et Cie; woven by Michel–Marie Carquillat, 1844, 1844. Woven image on silk (the whole 111 × 84 cm) using Jacquard's punch-card method of weaving. Vertical surface abrasion to the lower half of the sheet where sometime centrally folded, causing a pale white line, the odd spot or stain but a remarkable survival in a very good state of preservation, mounted. One of the first paintings woven on a Jacquard loom, using the punch-card system, extremely rare. "Jacquard, born into a Lyonnese family of weavers, was inspired by Vaucanson's punched-card loom to invent the Jacquard attachment, which caused any loom that used it to be called a Jacquard loom. The attachment was an automatic device that for the first time allowed a single operator to control from the loom all the movements involved in the production of complex woven patterns Jacquard's invention made use of a punched-card system for storing and generating patterns. In the production of designs different cards were tied together by ribbons and hundreds of cards could be used in elaborate designs. Charles Babbage later incorporated punched-card technology as a method of data and program input in the design of the Analytical Engine. For use in the United States Census of 1890, Herman Hollerith developed electrical machines for tabulating data stored on punched cards. Hollerith's company eventually evolved into IBM. Punched-card tabulation remained a primary means of data processing until it was phased out around 1960" (Origins of Cyberspace p. 261-262). "As well as patterned textiles for ordinary use, the technique was used to produce elaborate and complex images as exhibition pieces. One well-known piece was a shaded portrait of Jacquard seated at table with a small model of his loom. The portrait was woven in 1839 in fine silk by a firm in Lyon using a Jacquard punched-card loom. The image took 24,000 cards to produce, and each card had over 1,000 hole positions. Babbage was much taken with the portrait, which is so fine that it is difficult to tell with the naked eye that it is woven rather than engraved. He hung his own copy of the prized portrait in his drawing room and used it to explain his use of the punched cards in his Engine. The delicate shading, crafted shadows and fine resolution of the Jacquard portrait challenged existing notions that machines were incapable of subtlety. Gradations of shading were surely a matter of artistic taste rather than the province of machinery, and the portrait blurred the clear lines between industrial production and the arts. Just as the completed section of the Difference Engine played its role in reconciling science and religion through Babbage's theory of miracles, the portrait played its part in inviting acceptance for the products of industry in a culture in which aesthetics was regarded as the rightful domain of manual craft and art" (Swade, The Cogwheel Brain: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer, pp. 107-8). The "Visite de Mgr le Duc D'Aumale" incorporates this portrait. Created after the painting by C. Bonnefond, drawn and card-punched by A. Manin, and woven by Carquillat in 1844, it demonstrates the same fineness of detail as the portrait. It shows the duke with entourage admiring the woven portrait of Jacquard, with the loom and the punched-card attachment towering over the visitors. These famous woven paintings are extremely rare in their original large format version, as here. N° de réf. du vendeur 93937

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Jerusalem.: Bonfils, Félix).

Bonfils, Félix).

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Description de l'article : (Palestine, 1880s)., 1880. Oblong album (445 x 315 mm) with 71 large albumen photographic prints, mostly ca. 22 x 28 cm, signed and captioned in the negative (in French and English), mounted on both sides of the album's leaves. Includes a three-part folding panorama of Jerusalem from Mount Olivet, measuring 82 x 21 cms. Ornamental endpapers printed in gilt. Original auburn morocco with gilt upper cover. All edges gilt. A rare and unusually massive Palestine souvenir album containing 71 photographs by the renowned studio of Félix Bonfils (1831-85), the French-born photographer who had come to the Levant with General d'Hautpoul in 1860 and remained active in the East. Based in Beirut, Bonfils produced thousands of photographs depicting Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Greece and other parts of the Ottoman Empire. In the early days of western tourism to the Middle East, his works soon became popular as souvenirs. The photographs were available both separately and as individually arranged albums, but sets of this scope were uncommon, very few exceeding fifty images. The sumptuous binding which the owner chose underlines that this was a luxury souvenir for a more than ordinarily wealthy traveller. It features landscapes and city views, famous sights such as Jaffa Gate (Bab el-Khalil), sites sacred to the three religions (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Flagellation, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Mosque of Omar, Wailing Wall), but also sights outside Jerusalem, including Hebron, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, the River Jordan, Jericho, Wadi el-Kelt, Khan-el-Ahmar, Bethany, Nazareth, and Emmaus. - The photographs occasionally show some insignificant loss of contrast, but are altogether in good condition. A few edge flaws to the cardboard leaves, including a chafe mark across the lower edge where the paper has buckled. Binding in good condition, with occasional scuffing (more obvious on lower cover). A fine album of photographs of Palestine. N° de réf. du vendeur 46325

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Description de l'article : ST-PETERSBURG, 1897, 1897. Couverture rigide. Etat : Bon. Edition originale. EDITION ORIGINALE ---- BON EXEMPLAIRE dans une reliure russe d'origine en demi-toile bordeaux ---- A LA FIN DU VOLUME, COLLE SUR LE DERNIER FEUILLET BLANC, L'ETIQUETTE DU CELEBRE EDITEUR ET LIBRAIRE Jacques POVOLOZKY ---- SAINT-PETERSBURG, I.N. Kushnereff, 1897, un volume in 8 relié en demi-toile bordeaux (reliure de l'époque), 3 feuillets non chiffrés, 2pp., 223pp. ---- GARRISON N° 1022 : "PAVLOV made perhaps THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTIONt. Especially notable was his method of producing gastric and pancreatic fistulae for the purpose of his experiments" ---- "The use of salivary and gastric fistulae in long term study of secretion in a healthy animal LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF CONDITIONED REFLEX. PAVLOV WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOY IN 1905" ---- PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN N° 385 : "Mouth-watering is a familiar experience and may be induced without the sight or smell of food. The sounds of a table being laid for lunch in another room may induce salivation in man, and the rattle of a dish in which its food is usually served will cause similar reaction in a dog. By detailed analysis of such facts as these Pavlov made great contributions to our knowledge of the physiology of digestion in a series of lectures delivered in St Petersburg and published in the following year. The elaboration of these experiments and their extension to children demonstrated how great a proportion of human behaviour is explicable as a series of conditioned reflexes. Pavlov's results are, indeed, clearly complementary to those of Freud and many regard them as of more fundamental significance. Like Freud's, this was the work of one man and a completely new departure" ---- ". PAVLOV's interests in the secretory nerves of the pancreas and the study of the physiology of the digestive glands led to his important contributions in conditioned reflexes and induced automatic responses to stimuli. These have become of ever-growing importance in political practices and sociological sciences. He concluded that even such concepts as freedom, curiosity and religion were conditioned reflexes of the brain. Authoritarian psychologists have exploited these tenets in conditioning masses of population". (DIBNER german ed.) ---- HORBLIT N° 83 - MacHenry - Haymaker pp. 250/54 - DSB X pp. 433/34. N° de réf. du vendeur 4032

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ETUDES DE SCIENCE RELIGIEUSE EXPLIQUEE PAR L: V. MARCADE

V. MARCADE

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Description de l'article : COTILLON, LIBRAIRE - EDITEUR, PARIS, 1847. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. TITLE: ETUDES DE SCIENCE RELIGIEUSE EXPLIQUEE PAR L EXAMEN DE LA NATURE DE L HOMME 1847 PAR V. MARCADE AUTHOR: V. MARCADE (Unsure about title, author, pusblisher, etc. with the book being in French!!!) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: COTILLON, LIBRAIRE - EDITEUR, PARIS 1847 (Unsure about title, author, pusblisher, etc. with the book being in French!!!) EDITION: First Edition assumed ISBN: None CATEGORY: Foreign, Science, Religion, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Green Marble SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 614 plus table pages. CONDITION: The outside is in good condition; there is scuffing to the front hinge; there are minor white specks to the boards. There is some HEAVY foxing throughout the book. There are some small size pieces of really old paper at the top that were once used for book markers. There are a couple of minor spots/stains to the fore edge. Book is without marks or writings, pages are foxed clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good+/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: (Unsure about title, author, pusblisher, etc. with the book being in French!!!) Science, Religion. THERE ARE NO OTHER 1847 FIRST EDITION COPIES FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!! THE ONLY COPIES ARE IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INVENTORIES!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! We offer free gift wrapping year round on all our products regardless of item's cost. REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 007527. Book. N° de réf. du vendeur 007527

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Die Akademie. Philosophisches Taschenbuch. Erster Band (=: Ruge, Arnold (ed.).

Ruge, Arnold (ed.).

Edité par Leipzig, Verlagsbureau / Arnold Ruge, 1848. (1848)

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Description de l'article : Leipzig, Verlagsbureau / Arnold Ruge, 1848., 1848. 8vo. (2), 340, (2) pp. Contemp. marbled boards with ms. spine label. First edition of this collection; extremely rare. "The 'Academy' offers a critique of our contemporary spiritual development and seeks to advance in general, in writing and aesthetically the conditions of science, art, and political life" (Ruge). In his first essay, Ruge pronounces: "The religion of our time seeks man himself and the realization of his nature." This is followed by his correspondence with the Brussels politician Von Kolldorf about "The Religion of Freedom and Poetry". In his political letter to the Germans "What will come of it?" Ruge professes himself a revolutionary even before the revolution and celebrates the outbreak of the February Revolution in France. His "Final Presentation against Censorship Courts and Censorship in Germany" is an apology of his book "The Political Poets of Our Time", appending the ban issued by the Prussian High Court of Censorship on 1 February 1848. In his thirteen "Politican Theses", written under the impression of the February Revolution, Ruge formulates the main features of his humanistic ideal of the state. "The influence of his study of English constitutional theory and political life is obvious" (cf. W. Neher). - In 1824, while still a student of classics, the German politician and writer Arnold Ruge (1802-80) was sentenced to 14 years of incarceration for his activity in the liberal and nationalistic student unions. He served six years, using the time to study. After his release he qualified as a university teacher for the aesthetics of Plato. From 1838 onwards he edited the "Halle Yearsbooks for German Science and Art" which soon became the theoretical publication of the Hegelian Left; collaborators included David Friedrich Strauß and Ludwig Feuerbach. In 1843 Ruge fled to Paris from the German censorship, there editing with Karl Marx the "German-French Yearbooks". A bourgeois-radical democrat, he parted ways with Marx when the latter embraced communism, returning to Germany in 1846. After the failed revolution he escaped to England, settling in Brighton in 1850. - Slight foxing, but very well preserved altogether. Krieg, MNE I, 8. Not in Stammhammer. N° de réf. du vendeur 47457

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Salammbô: FLAUBERT Gustave

FLAUBERT Gustave

Edité par Michel Lévy (1863)

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Description de l'article : Michel Lévy, 1863. Couverture rigide. - Michel Lévy, Paris 1863, 15x23cm, relié. - Édition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, reliure de l'époque. Quelques légères rousseurs sans gravité. Rare envoi autographe signé de Gustave Flaubert à (Louis) de Carné, journaliste et historien dont Flaubert possédait plusieurs ouvrages référencés dans l'inventaire de sa bibliothèque. L'intérêt que portait Flaubert à l'œuvre de Carné n'était toutefois pas toujours bienveillant. On retrouve en effet des notes critiques sur ses articles dans les dossiers de Bouvard et Pécuchet. D'autre part, la parution de Salammbô coïncide avec l'élection controversée de Louis de Carné à l'Académie Française, qualifiée de coup d'état clérical par une partie de l'opinion publique. Elle était en effet le résultat de la fronde organisée par Mgr Dupanloup contre l'autre candidat, Emile Littré, auteur d'une définition matérialiste de l'homme qui déchaîna la fureur des partis religieux et Orléanistes. Flaubert évoque le scandale de cette élection dans une lettre aux Goncourt du 6 mai 1863 : « Avez-vous suffisamment vitupéré Sainte-Beuve et engueulé l'Académie à propos de la nomination Carné ? » Bien qu'il précède sans doute légèrement cette élection, cet envoi de Flaubert à Carné est un curieux hommage d'un écrivain accusé naguère « d'offense à la morale publique et à la religion » à un futur représentant du pouvoir religieux au sein même de la prestigieuse Académie. Précieux exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe et agréablement établi en reliure de l'époque. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original edition on the current paper. Binding half fir sorrow, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a guard, contemporary binding. Some light spots without gravity. Rare autograph signed by the author (Louis) de Carné, journalist and historian whose Flaubert had several books referenced in the inventory of his library. The interest was Flaubert's work Carné was not always benevolent. Critical notes of One finds in his articles in the records of Bouvard and Pecuchet. Moreover, Salammbo the publication coincides with the controversial election of Louis de Carné at the French Academy, described as clerical state coup by a section of public opinion. It was indeed the result of the revolt organized by Bishop Dupanloup against the other candidate, Emile Littre, author of a materialistic definition of the man who unleashed the fury of religious parties and Orleanists. Flaubert evokes the scandal of this election in a letter to the Goncourt May 6, 1863: "Do you have enough vituperated Sainte-Beuve and yelled at the Academy about the Carné nomination? » Although it probably slightly above this election, this shipment from Flaubert to Carne is a curious tribute to a writer once accused of "offending public morals and religion" in a future representative of the religious power within the prestigious Academy. Precious copy with autograph sending and pleasantly established contemporary binding. N° de réf. du vendeur 40674

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VARIOUS AUTHORS, MIGNE J.-P. (ed.), PATROLOGIA LATINA

Edité par Petit-Montrouge, J.-P. Migne 1844-1864 (1864)

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Description de l'article : Petit-Montrouge, J.-P. Migne 1844-1864, 1864. Complete series of 221 volumes, original 1844-1864-edition, the PL is a marvellous collection - the largest and most exhaustive ever published - of writings of the Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers in Latin from the 3rd till the 13th century, together ca. 150.000 pages, with illustrations in text in some volumes, 28cm., text printed in 2 columns, 20th cy. firm uniform hardcover bindings (intact and in good condition, marbled boards, spines in white cloth with some occasional foxing, 2 black labels with gilt lettering at spines), few stamps, some occasional foxing and slight browning of paper (text always well readable), title page of vol.22 is missing, rare complete series of 221 volumes in good condition, weight is over 300 kg. (for shipping options please inquire), [Volumes 218 to 221 contain the indices. Other details regarding the content: please inquire], Please note: this series is offered as as set only (individual volumes are not for sale), R98599. N° de réf. du vendeur R98599

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