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        A View of a Himalayan Range, Most Likely Near Simla, With Men Wearing Native Indian Dress in the Foreground].

      1860 - N.d. [ca. 1860]. Watercolour and pencil ca. 51x34 cm (20 x 13 ¼ in). The painting is on the artist's original wash-line mount on the thicker Whatman paper, and in a recent matting. Unsigned. There are some areas of browning on the upper part of the painting, otherwise a very good watercolour. The watercolour shows a mountainous landscape with gorgeous snowy peaks occupying the upper part of the view, and with a serpentine road and men wearing Indian native dress in the foreground. Most likely an area near Simla (Shimla), a favourite summer refuge for the British in India in the 19th century and the official summer capital of British Raj from 1864. Located in the north-west Himalayas at an average altitude of 2250 m (7234 ft), Simla was the star of the hill stations - mountainous resorts providing relief to British society from the heat and disease of the plains. "The Himalayan resorts were at an average altitude of six thousand feet and offered magnificent views of range after range of jagged snowy peaks. This region became a venue for leisure activities and the towns in the hills rapidly acquired the character of English villages" (British library). Drawings of hill stations' mountainous landscapes quickly became a popular pastime for professional and amateur artists: "These places appeared as a Garden of Eden to the British. Here they found relief from the poverty, disease, dirt and heat of the Plains., For both men and women, holidays in the Hills gave them unbroken leisure to sit and sketch with worries set aside, among scenes anglicised to look like home., [Simla in particular was apprehended as a place of] a grander less-tamed nature with dark woods and conifers set against a staggering backcloth of stupendous peaks" (Archer M., Lightbown R. India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists, 1760-1860. London, 1982).

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        The Woman in White.

      London: Sampson Low Son & Co 1860 - Three volumes. Mixed edition, volume I first English edition and volumes II and III second English editions. viii, 316; (2), 360; (2), 368 pp. Attractively bound in recent mottled green half morocco over plain green cloth boards by Bayntun, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panel, gilt decorated to others, top edges gilt. Slight fading to cloth at top edge of lower board of the first volume, a very good set. Cf. Parrish and Miller, pp. 39 & 40, referring to the publisher’s circular stating that the first edition appeared in mid to late August 1860. The second edition volumes present here were evidently issued soon after, bearing the same year of publication as the first edition. The 16 pp. publisher’s catalogue, which they call for at the end of the first edition of the third volume, is not present here: either never included or not bound in as the case may be.

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        Collection de Vues de Paris, prises au Daguerreotype [alternate title]: Collection de 28 Vues de PARIS prises au Daguerreotype gravures en taille douce sur acier

      Paris: Chamouin. [1860]. First. First edition. Oblong quarto. Red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Engraved title page, plus twenty-eight engravings (complete) of Paris locations. Edgewear, hinges tender, some foxing, mostly to the tissue guards (where present) and margins, but a little on the images, a sound, very good copy. .

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        Italian Peasant Woman in Scenic Landscape

      1860. A charming image of an Italian peasant woman adorned in native dress. This stunning watercolour is a beautiful example of the peasant genre of painting that was popular during the mid-nineteenth-century and epitomized by the works of artists such as Jules Breton (1827-1906), William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875). In this romanticized portrayal of rural life, a colourfully dressed peasant woman is pictured amidst a picturesque seaside landscape engaged in her daily chores. Works such as this not only exalted the dignified, pure life of the noble peasant, but also celebrated the beauty of the native countryside. They were most likely sold to tourists as souvenirs of their travels. Watercolour mounted on sheet of brownish-gray paper. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins, mild rippling, and two small tears in the right margin.

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        The cycle of celestial objects continued at the Hartwell Observatory to 1859. With a notice of recent discoveries, including details from the Aedes Hartwellianae

      London: for Private Circulation by John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1860. 4to., (11 4/8 x 9 1/8 inches). Title-page with engraved vignette. 6 fine engraved plates, including one in colour, and numerous illustrations in the text. Contemporary maroon half morocco, gilt (extremities worn with minor loss). Provenance: with the bookplate of William H. Pulsifer on the front paste-down. First edition. Smyth, a naval officer and surveyor, one of the founders of the RGS, he was the author of many volumes, including an earlier astronomical work "The Cycle of Celestial Objects for the Use of Naval, Military, and Private Astronomers" (1844), for which he was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and "Aedes Hartwellianae" in 1851. The astronomical observatory at Hartwell described in great detail in this book was built between 1830 and 1839 by John Lee (who also funded the printing of this volume) to Smyth's specifications. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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        Histoire Des Ducs De Bourbon et Des Comtes De Forez (3 vols)

      Chez Potier, Libraire, Paris, 1860. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete 3 volume set. Text clean and in FRENCH. Light writing on front free endpages. Front free endpages aged with light foxing. Front and rear hinges beginning to crack with small bookworm holes. Marbled boards bumped and rubbed at corners and spine ends. Leather spines rubbed but titles still readable. Hard rubbing to bottom edges of boards. Vol I: Small sticker on front pastedown. Vol II: Rubbing to spine edges. Vol III: Front board becoming loose but still attached. Spine at front board edge loose but still attached to rear board. Small surface tear at rear spine edge. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 021289..

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        Histoire de la Restauration ( 8 tomes)

      Jacques Lecoffre et CIE 1860 - 8 tomes de 1860 à 1868 . plus de 5000 pages . 10$ par tome pour la poste vers tous les pays . Ref livre 748 boîte 60 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vertus & Qualit?s

      1860. Extremely ScarceChildren Satirize Good Adult BehaviorMONTAUT, Henri de. Vertus & Qualit?s. Dessins Compos?s par... Paris: chez Arnauld de Vresse, n.d. [c. 1860s]. Colored issue. Oblong folio (111/4 x 15 7/8 in; 285 x 403 mm). Twelve hand-colored lithographed plates with interleaves. Each plate is imprinted "chez Aubert," the renowned Parisian printmaking house who also issued the book with plain (tinted) lithographs.Original cloth with blind-stamped arabesque panel enclosing an elaborately gilt centerpiece with title within. A few very light marginal finger-marks, inner hinges expertly strengthened. Excessively scarce, with OCLC recording only one copy in institutional holdings worldwide, at Princeton.The companion volume to Montaut's Defauts et Vices. Charming period plates in the rococo style reminiscent of Boucher (1703-1770) illustrate children in Ancien Regime costume acting out various adult virtues and qualities in behavior and character, i.e., talent, generosity, courtesy, propriety, valor, etc. to beguiling comic effect.Henri de Montaut (1825- c. 1890) was a caricaturist, writer and French illustrator. He was responsible, along with other artists such as Riou and Roux, for illustrations to the novels of Jules Verne. He was a contributor to Journal amusant, Journal pour rire, and La Vie parisienne, and editor-in-chief of Le Journal Illustré.The plates:1. Humanité - Générosité2. Etude - Talente3. Politesse Amabilite4. Travail - Savoir5. Dévouement - Générosité6. Valeur - Courage7. Adresse - Précision8. La Propreté9. Plaison - Philanthropie10. Bonté - Bienfaisance11. La Poiété12. Le Dévouement

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        The Lake Regions of Central Africa. A Picture of Exploration

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1860, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xvi,[2],412;vi,[2],468pp. + 24pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in two volumes. 12 chromoxylograph plates (including frontispiece in each volume), woocut illustrations in text, and folding colour "Map of the Routes between Zanzibar and the Great Lakes in Eastern Africa in 1857, 1858 & 1859." with inset map of Africa. Original orange cloth with coated brown endpapers; front hinges repaired with minor restoration work to head and foot of spines; bookplate of a previous owner on front pastedowns. Account of the exploration to the unknown Lake regions of central Africa by Burton and Speke during which they hoped to discover the "Mountains of the Moon" and the source of the Nile. From their first stop at Zanzibar they explored the coastal regions around Mombassa before returning to Zanzibar to start the next stage of exploration to Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika, a thousand mile journey that took over seven months. Physically draind and ill they returned to Kazeh to recuperate. While recuperating Burton sent Speke on a side trip to a large lake they lay north according to Arab traders. Speke found the lake and after some cursory exploration with information gleaned from the locals decided he had discovered the true source of the Nile. After his return the pair returned to Zanzibar. On Burtons's return to London he discovered that Speke had already published his erroneous conclusions and the famed dispute between Burton and Speke re the true source of the Nile developed into a bitter feud..

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        Cherokee Testament

      American Bible Society, New York 1860 - Deep brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Only light wear and aging. Card taped to ffep that has typed on it, "Cherokee Testament, American Bible Society. " Could be carefully removed. Book is square and securely bound. An extremelt attractive copy. VG+, close to near fine. ; Oblong Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 408 pages; The New Testament in Cherokee. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Buch der Welt 1860. Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc.

      Carl Hoffmann,, Stuttgart, 1860 - Stuttgart, Carl Hoffmann, 1860. 4°. Titelbl., lithograph. Vortitelbl., (2) S. Register, 380 S. Mit 48 (36 handkolor. meist lithogr.) Tafeln. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Zoologische kolor. Tafeln: Vögel, Fischotter, Schmetterlinge und Raupen, Muscheln, Schnecken, Fische, Katzen, Haselmaus, Antilopen, Flusspferd, Hirscheber, Vogeleier, Arishirsch u.a. - Botanische kolor. Tafeln: Malven, Pfirsichblüten, Chrysanthmen, Birne u.a. sowie walachische Trachten, historische Jagdszene bei der Schillingshöhle, Narvaljagd, Tigerjagd, bayerische Trachten, montenegrinische Trachten, ostindische Fischer u.a. - Stahlstich-Ansichten: Missouri, Cauterets, Sebastopol, Dinant, Ruinen von Balbec sowie ein Stahlstich-Porträt von Napier. - (Text und Stahlstichtafeln etwas stockfleckig. Kolor. Tafeln sauber). HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Geschichtliche Entwickelung der National-Oekonomik und ihrer Literatur. (Theorie und Geschichte der National-Oekonomie 2. Teil).

      Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn 1860 - Royal octavo. Pp. xv, (i), 792. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, later three-quarter light green cloth and marbled boards, gilt morocco label (bit rubbed) to spine; vague dampmark and sporadic foxing to first few leaves. In about fine condition (old ownership stamp to endpaper, some pencil marking to title). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition. "During the last generation, American readers of German appear to have relied, as a rule, for information about early phases of German economic thought, chiefly upon two writers, Kautz ("Die Geschichtliche Entwickelung der National-Oekonomik und ihrer Literatur") and Roscher. Of Kautz, it is enough to say that he was of the rear guard of the rhetoricians. His book is wonderfully plausible, if not lucid, reading. Its early pages appear to express methodological conclusions which the maturest scholarship has not superseded." - Albion W. Small, "The Cameralists: The Pioneers of German Social Polity" (1909). Rare. OCLC 64744129 locates just 8 copies worldwide. KVK adds 5 copies (Polish National Library, Union Catalog of Canada, Die Österreichischen Landesbibliotheken, KOBV Berlin-Brandenburg, Library Network of Western Switzerland). [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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      Pesten [i.e. Budapest]: Kiadjak Lauffer es Stolp, 1860.. [10],191,[3]pp., including in-text illustrations, plus eight plates (including frontispiece) and folding map. Original pictorial tan paper boards, recased. Boards a bit soiled. A touch of light foxing, else very clean internally. An attractive copy. Hungarian Janos Xantus was one of the pioneering ornithologists of California. The present book is the second of two Hungarian publications by Xantus, providing an account of his travels in California and Baja. The other volume, LEVELEI EJSZAKAMERIKABOL..., was also published in Budapest in 1858, and describes his travels throughout the United States. Howes calls that volume, edited by the "incompetent" Istvan Prepost an "unauthorized" edition of Xantus's letters describing his travels in North America. The letters in this volume focus on California, Baja and Alta, and give descriptions of California's geology and climate, native Indians, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Fernando, Mojave, Fort Tejon, and several places in Baja, including La Paz and Loreto. The plates show Mission San Fernando, Indians working in a blacksmith shop at the mission, a female Indian working a loom, Indians at Tejon, a vista of the Sierra Nevada, a view of a large, terraced building at La Jolla, and more. The map shows California from San Francisco all the way south to the tip of Baja. Involved in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, Xantus came to the U.S. at the end of 1851 and worked as a topographer on the Pacific Railroad Survey and then as a member of the U.S. Coast Survey. He was stationed in California during the coastal survey, and while there made valuable collections of birds for the Smithsonian Institution, including many new species, some of which were named after him. Later he was attached to the U.S. navy and commanded an expedition to make meteorological observations in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean. During the latter service, which concluded in 1861, he discovered eighty-nine islands and sand banks. He was appointed U.S. consul at Manzanillo, Mexico, and led a scientific research party into the Sierra Madre before permanently returning to his native Hungary in 1864. Not in Pilling or Ayer, despite the linguistic content. HOWES X2, "aa." GRAFF 4785. COWAN, p.697. SABIN 105714. HILL 1921. ROCQ 16433. BARRETT 2681. WHEAT, GOLD RUSH 237. STREETER SALE 2860. WAGNER-CAMP 316 (note). DAB XX, pp.589-90.

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        Carnelvalszug in Votzdam. Programm.

      [Vienna?, c. 1860]. - Lithogr. leporello, c. 198 x 1450 mm. Fastened in somewhat later half calf portfolio. Bibliographically unrecorded programme for an erotic Mardi Gras parade; the title contains a pun on the Prussian residence Potsdam and the German vulgar term for the vagina. All 18 illustrations show brief captions with tongue-in-cheek descriptions of the (non-)costumes. The fashion points to the 1860s, the language suggests Vienna as place of origin. - Reinforced tears and edge damage to title page; rather stained with traces of frequent handling.

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        Monsieur Coumbes.

      Lib. Nouvelle A. Bourdilliat |& Cie 1860 - - Lib. Nouvelle A. Bourdilliat & Cie, Paris 1860, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale. Deux infimes manques en tête du dos, une toute petite tache sans gravité sur le premier plat, un infime manque angulaire en pied du deuxième plat. Rare exemplaire présenté dans son brochage d'origine et complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Extremely Rare Wide-Awakes Torch most probably used in Lincoln?s 1860 presidential campaign

      Double-swivel kerosene torch of the type used in the 1860 pro-Lincoln Republican presidential election campaign. The wooden shaft is 42.5? long (visible), 3.5? circumference, inserted into a 3.5? metal holder, upon which a double-swivel kerosene torch is mounted. Approximately 55 inches tall.Wide-Awakes were volunteer marching clubs that banded together throughout the North in support of the Republican Party during the 1860 presidential election. To generate voter enthusiasm for Lincoln, the Wide-Awakes staged dramatic nighttime parades illuminated by kerosene torches. They served as a type of self-appointed ?political police.? Wide-Awakes escorted visiting speakers to meeting places, guarded the polls, and attempted to keep order at political rallies. In their nocturnal marches, Wide-Awakes holding lanterns and torches snaked through crowds of supporters. Tightly woven hats and oil cloth capes protected them from the flames, and a red sash tied at the waist provided a splash of color. A large eye

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        Die schönsten Stellen der Schweiz.

      Hasler & Cie.éditeurs à Bâle., Basel, 1860 - Basel, Hasler & Cie.éditeurs à Bâle. (Ca. 1860). Gross-4°. 39 Blatt Aquatintaradierungen Aquatintaradierungen (zum Teil in Braun- und Blautönen)meist nach Winterlin (31), R. Huber, E.Labhardt, Suterlin (2) Corradi (2) u.a., gestochen von F. Hirchenhein (15), L. Weber (5), J.J.Tanner (5), Th. Beck (12) u.a., (Blattgrösse 34x27 cm), (Plattengrösse ca.20,5x15,3 cm). In losen Blättern unter bedruckter Originalleinwandmappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. Brun II, 20 (für Hasler). - Vgl. Gattlen Suppl. S. 29 (Nr. 2043-2055).- Nicht bei Lonchamp (kennt nur die ‚kleine Ausgabe’). - Seltene Folge von Ansichten aus der Schweiz und der Umgebung von Chamonix, meist nach Vorlagen von Anton Winterlin. Gattlen vermutet, dass Hasler total 59 Blätter herstellte, die Mappen jedoch individuell nach den Wünschen der Kunden einzeln zusammengestellt wurden. Unter dem hier angebotetenen Titel sind die Blätter jedoch weder im Graphischen Kabinett des Kunstmuseums Basel noch in der Graphischen Sammlung der Nationalbibliothek verzeichnet. Vorhanden sind: Tellskapelle - St.Gotthard Hospiz - Altdorf - Urnerloch - Amsteg - Via Mala - Seealpsee - Weissbad - Unterseen und Interlaken - Wengeneralp - Handeck - Reichenbachfälle - Giesbach (2) - Rosenlaui - Schloss Schadau - Staubbach - Pierre Pertuis - Hospice du St.Bernard - Simplonhospiz - Varen - Visp - Brig - Ganterbruck - Galerie St.Joseph (Simplon) - Galerie Kapf (Simplon) - St.Verena Einsiedelei Solothurn - Schaffhausen - Einsiedeln - Fribourg (2) - Borromäische Inseln - Ruine Rötteln - Montblanc - La Mer de Glace - Glacier des Bossons - Vue de la Flechère - Chamonix. - Einige Blätter stockfleckig und/oder gebräunt. Vereinzelte kleine Randläsuren. Mappe etwas fleckig, Rückenkanten angeplatzt. Sprache: Deutsch (Plattengrösse ca.20,5x15,3 cm). In losen Blättern unter bedruckter Originalleinwandmappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("v. Goethe").

      Wien, 5. XII. 1860. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An einen Mathematiker in Jena, dem er u. a. für "die Nachrichten über die schöne umfassende Thätigkeit der Mathematischen Gesellschaft" dankt: "[.] Wäre ich nur noch so in solche Dinge eingeweiht, wie ich wünschte, dann würde ich auch Bartholomäi's [wohl der Mathematiker und Philosoph Friedrich Bartholomäi, 1817-1878] "Vorlesungen über Philosophie der Mathematik besser haben folgen können [.] ich [.] bin jedoch den Grundlagen seines Werkes durch Leben und Studien jetzt so ferngerückt, daß ich mich eigentlich außer Stande fühlte seinen Gedankengang [.] in mich aufnehmen zu können [.]". - Erwähnt seinen älteren Bruder, den Komponisten Walther von Goethe. - Mit einigen tls. ausgebesserten Falteinrissen.

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        Diary of the American Revolution : from Newspapers and Original Documents - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : C. Scribner 1860 - Physical desc. : 2 v. : plates, maps (some folded) ; 24 cm. Subject: United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Sources. Subscriber's copy. Referenced by: Sabin 50357. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans &c. On request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MINUTES Of The PROCEEDINGS Of The LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Of The DISTRICT Of SAN FRANCISCO, From March 12th, 1849, to June 4th, 1849, and a Record of the Proceedings of the Ayuntamiento or Town Council of San Francisco, From August 6th, 1849, until May 3d, 1850. With an Appendix Containing Official Communications and Correspondence, together with Extracts from Mexican Constitutions and Laws, relating to the Powers of Public Officers, and the Administration of Justice

      San Francisco:: Towne & Bacon, Printers,. 1860.. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st edition thus (Cowan II, p. 559; Greenwood 1364; Rocq 11754). iv, [5] - 296 pp.. Period dark blue full morocco-style sheep binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & front board gilt stamped "H. P. Coon. / Mayor." within a double rule perimiter border. AEG. Yellow eps. Binder's ticket of "Bartling & Kimball / San Francisco" & bookseller ticket from "John Howell / Importer / San Francisco".. Modern respining to style. Some extremity wear & rubbing. A VG+. copy.. A reissue of the Proceedings of the Town Council of San Francisco, first published in 4 parts, 1849-50. This copy with the ownership mark of former San Francisco Mayor, H. P. Coon, who held office from 1863 - 1867. Coon, a medical doctor, was also an enterprising businessman, who arrived in Calfornia in 1853. He was active in the Vigilance Committee, which transformed itself into the People's Party, eventually electing Coon to the police judgeship in 1856. The party then called him for the mayorship in 1863, which he won handily. While quite active as a Mayor, one of Coon's most lasting legacies by showing interest in a 'sandy area' west of the city... this acreage would eventually become Golden Gate Park.

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        Clark's New Sectional Map of Missouri compiled & engraved from the United States land surveys and other reliable sources

      J.C. Clark & Co, St. Louis 1860 - A rare and large map of Missouri published on the eve of the Civil War: an important cartographic record of ante-bellum Missouri. This highly detailed map, published by real estate agents J.C. Clark & Co., depicts the state in platted counties, with numerous towns, railroads (both built and proposed), post offices, churches, mills, and roads identified. Land offices are listed, as are "Chartered Rail Road Routes" by means of lettered references. A manuscript red hachured line divides the state into five irregularly-shaped land districts. The map is quite rare, with only five copies recorded (Clements, State Historical Society of Missouri, Yale, British Library and the Kansas City Public Library). Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America. Folding pocket map lithographed by Julius Hutawa of St. Louis, Mo., full period hand colouring, on two joined sheets. Folds into original green cloth covers, the upper and lower covers blocked in blind, the upper cover lettered in gilt, advertisement for map publisher E. Mendenhall of Cincinnati pasted to front pastedown. (Map with tear extending from gutter repaired on verso). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partial archive of the Niemetschek-Neuling-Richter family.

      Sadska, Prague, Vienna and other places, 1784-1860. - More than 100 letters and documents by, to and about Franz Xaver Niemetschek and his family. Copious archive aquired from the direct descendants of Mozart's first biographer. While the documents contain no new information on Mozart himself, they do shed new light on Niemetschek's hitherto rather obscure biography and provide a vivid account of the life of the Viennese and Bohemian bourgeoisie during the Biedermeier period. In particular, the present material provides documentation that the musically-minded scholar Niemetschek, a pianist himself, could very well have visited Mozart's concerts in 1787 during his time at the University of Prague, thus once more fuelling the old debate whether the biographer and his subject did in fact meet. The archive comprises material from Niemetschek's lifetime and from that of his two children up to the early 1860s. A detailed catalogue is available upon request.

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        Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, Biafra and Cape Verd Islands

      Mobile, [Alabama]: John F. Early, Agent. 1860. First. First edition. Octavo. 479, [1]pp. Publisher's cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Imprint of the English edition affixed to the bottom of the dedication page, else just about fine, housed in a custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed by the author to President Ulysses S. Grant on the pastedown: "To his Excellency President Grant: With the sincere prayer that in spite of all conventions of traitors, he may, by the blessings of God, be 'Our President' for the next Decade; and this he will be, if the people are allowed to speak but their wants & wishes; and with the sincere confidence, & respect of his unseen friend, The Author. On his farm near Griffin, Ga." On the front fly is a rather less formal Inscription from the author: "For the Presidents [sic] Private Library from Charlie Thomas. St. Bride's Plantation. Griffin, Georgia." .

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        Dean's Illustrated Farthing Books ( Complete in 48 parts)

      London: Dean & Son No date. c. 1860. In 48 volumes. 8 p. : ill. ; appx. 12 x 8 cm. Sewn spines. Volume 1 cover almost off otherwise in fine condition. Booklets are remarkably clean and tight, with just about no foxing or any signs of wear. Rare in such fine condition and in the complete 48 parts. In a green cloth clamshell box with gilt title to spine. A very nice collection. . Fine.

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        The Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in Convention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States. Printed by Order of the Convention

      Charleston: Evans & Cogswell, Printers to the Convention. 1860. First. First edition. 16pp. Printed yellow wrappers. Small chip on the front wrap, but still very near fine. Important and early pamphlet espousing the Confederate cause. Housed in a slipcase. Scarce in wrappers. No printed copies located by OCLC. .

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        Geologie Pratique de La Louisiane: 1st Ed. 2 Vols.: Vol. I, English Translation - by Henri De Sinclair, Vol. II, the original work in French;

      Paris, E. Lacroix Librairie Scientifique, Industrielle et Agricole 1860 - HARDBACKS, black cloth with gilt lettering and bands on spines, gilt embossed name of [Dr.] Hubert C. Skinner on front cover of Vol. II, Vol. I, pages 368, Original appendices A-G (in French) 197-263, [i], copy of Bulletin de la Scoiete Geologique de France, Tome Vingtieme Deuxieme serie, 1862 a 1863, printed in Paris Au Lieu Des Seances de la Societe, 1863. 542-543, [i], 27 page review, in French, of Geologie Pratique de La Louisiane, by Henri De Saussure, from Tire des Archives des Sciences de la Bibliotheque Universelle, plates 6; Vol. II, pages: lxviii, 263, plates 6, 4to. Vol. I, 197mm x 267mm (7.75" x 10.5"), Vol. II, 250mm x 255mm (8" x 10"), from the library of Dr. Hubert, C. Skinner, newspaper clipping (14.12.58) loosely inserted in Vol. II, light marginal browning and occasional light spotting to Vol. II, otherwise a very fine set. The English Translation is extremely rare, this being only one of five copies reproduced! 3.4Kg. As writes Hubert. C. Skinner, (New Orleans, Louisiana, 5th September 1972); Thomassy, a French Hydraulic Engineer, became intensely interested in the Mississippi River and Louisiana coastal plan during a visit to the area in 1858-1860, and led to the publication of Geologie Pratique de La Louisiana, in New Orleans in 1860, only a small number were printed, a few of which had the 6 plates hand-coloured, making these first editions extremely rare and difficult to find. A small number were re-issued at a later date with a paste-up change on the title page in 1861. Thomassy's work is the first to examine the origins of the salt domes of the "Five Islands" and to describe them as salt intrusions, the same with his description of the "mud lumps" at the mouths of the Mississippi. His maps were detailed, including showing changes in the coastline and delta. He returned to view the salt pits which were created at Avery Island to mine salt after the 1861-62 North - South conflict, publishing a supplement in 1863. Thomassy's work is considered the first comprehensive attempt to describe the geology of Louisiana, a massive project at that time and well worth considerable recognition. Sinclair's translation was made around 1940 under the WPA programme of the U.S. Government. It was never published and copies are rare. However, the translator's English knowledge was poor, and his understanding of Geology even less, resulting in the translation not doing justice to Thomassy's knowledge and expertise, which should be considered when the translation is being used and no published references should be made to it as a substitute for the original French edition.

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        Geschichte der Wiedertäufer zu Münster nach Urkunden und Berichten von Zeitgenossen dem deutschen Volke erzählt von J.C. Fässer. Vorgebunden: B. Werneke, Die Westfälischen Fehmgerichte, Kurz dargestellt und mit einer Auswahl erläuternder Urkunden versehen, Soest Rassesche Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1861.97 S. ; nachgebunden: n.n.[ H. Geisberg], Merkwürdigkeiten der Stadt Münster 1854. Den Mitgliedern des Gesammtvereins deutscher Geschichts- und Alterthumsforscher gewidmet. Mit einem Plane der Stadt. Münster, Regensberg, 1854 33 S., Zweite, gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Münster, Brunn sche Buchdruckerei, 1860 - 256 S. [1nn S.] mit elf, nach Original-Gemälden getreu copirten xylographischen Darstellungen der Haupt-Wiedertäufer etc. von Edmund Fässer. Die maßgebliche und erheblich erweiterete zweite Auflage des wichtigen Werkes zu den Wiedertäufern, getrüffelt mit zwei weiteren Klassikern zu Münster und Westfalen. Etwas fleckig, Einband mit Bereibungen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Kl.-8°. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.

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        Memorias de Don Fernando IV de Castilla. Tomo I, contiene la Crónica de dicho rey, copiada de un Códice existente en la Biblioteca Nacional. Tomo II, contiene la Colección Diplomática que comprueba la Crónica. Arreglada, anotada y ampliamente ilustrado.

      Madrid, Impreta de José Rodríguez, 1860. - Dos volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 2 hs., CXVII pp., 696 pp., 2 hs. y 2 hs., 912 pp., 1 h. Con tres estados plegados. Encuadernación de época, en media tela.

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        Roma [Rom].

      Mailand, Genevresi, um 1860.. Altgouachierte Aquatintaradierung, Bildausschnitt 23 x 89,5 cm, Blattgr. 34,5 x 97,5 cm.. Eindrucksvolles Panorama von Rom, der Blick geht, ähnlich der großen Gesamtansicht von Giuseppe Vasi aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, vom Gianicolo über den Trastevere Richtung Westen, in der Bildmitte der große Palazzo Corsini, links der Petersdom mit dem Petersplatz, rechts die Fontana Paola; wie immer mit getuschtem Rahmen um die Darstellung, kräftiges, zeitgenössisches Kolorit, im Himmel an 2 Stellen etwas berieben, verso Montagereste und Verlegerstempel, in Summe von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung.

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        The War in Nicaragua. Written by Gen'l William Walker

      Mobile:: S. H. Goetzel & Co.,, 1860.. First edition.. Spine a trifle faded and sunned; some light offset to the title from the frontispiece; a couple of small marginal tears to the map along the mount; a very good copy, quite attractive.. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering, 431, [1], [1] pages. Frontis portrait, colored folding map of Nicaragua (approx. 15 x 16.5 inches) mounted in the rear. The firsthand account of Walker's military adventures in and brief tenure as president of revolutionary Nicaragua and the head of the nation's army, undertaken in 1854 with the support of Cornelius Vanderbilt. (After Walker's ill-advised attempt while president to take over Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Company, Vanderbilt prevailed upon neighboring republics to overthrow Walker's regime in 1857.) This detailed account of the whole affair was published shortly before Walker left again for Central America with plans to reconquer Nicauragua, when he fell into the hands of the Hondurans and was executed in late 1860 by firing squad. (See the ANB.) With a contemporary newspaper clipping on Walker's death laid in (with traces of an old straight-pin hole to the front free endpaper and clipping where it had once been fastened).

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        The War in Nicaragua

      S.H. Goetzel & Co, Mobile 1860 - xii, (13)-431, plus one page of publisher's ads, with frontis portrait of Walker, colored folding map of Nicaragua at rear. Original blind-stamped brown cloth binding shows minimal wear. Binding sound, text unmarked, but with some old dampstaining affecting margins only. Map in fine condition. Walker's only book (published the same year he was executed by a Honduran firing squad), a detailed account of his military activities in Nicaragua and his brief tenure as the country's President. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blick über die Themse auf die Bebauung am Ufer, dahinter der Tower, vorne ein Schaufelraddampfer, dazu zahlreiche Dampf- und Segelschiffe.

      . Altkol. Lithographie, um 1860, 39,5 x 57,5 cm.. Auf festem Malkarton, im Rand schwarz kaschiert. Malerische Ansicht mit sorgfältigem Altkolorit!

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        Antiker Barbizon Gemälderahmen

      Frankreich, um 1860 -. Breiter, französischer Barbizon Rahmen mit Vergoldung und Versilberung (wie Berliner Leiste) ca. 1860. Aus Holz und Stuckelementen, original vergoldet und versilbert - Falzmass (für Bilder bis) 24 x 37 cm, Rahmenbreite 6 cm - Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren und ein kleiner Riss, sonst ok - für antike und moderne Ölgemälde und Arbeiten auf Papier und Grafiken - mit einem Passepartout auch für kleinere Bilder verwendbar - Antique French Barbizon Lemon Gold and Gold Leaf Frame from France, ca 1860 - with various ornaments, original surface and gilding - Wood and gilded plaster, good patina - Rabbet Size (for pictures up to) 9 1/2 " x 14 1/2" x profile width 2 3/8 inch (24 x 37 x 6 cm) - wear and one tear otherwise good condition for its age - suitable for oilpaintings and works on paper (modern and antique). Fragen Sie gerne ob der Rahmen für Ihr Bild paßt. Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage. Versand zur Ansicht ist nach Absprache ggf. möglich (kurzes Email, wir rufen zurück) - Auch für den Weiterverkauf geeignet

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        The Boston Lady and her Children. The Most Beautifull in the World. In a Variety of Beautifull Costomes.

      (England c. 1860s) - Boxed set of a family of tall, two-sided paper dolls, including two 9 1/2-inch female figures, one 7-inch boy figure, and one 7-inch girl figure. This is the taller of the two versions of the set. The two adult paper dolls are accompanied by ten costumes, including outerwear, elegant evening dress, and a long bridal veil. One gown, fit for a ball, has three tiers of blue satin and white floral lace, and short lace-trimmed sleeves. Wrist-length kid gloves and a fan complete the ensemble. Each of the child figures has four costumes, including a boy’s tunic with a tamed squirrel perched on the shoulder. Also included are fourteen hats and two stands for the dolls. All costumes are vibrantly colored and partially varnished and are also two-sided. Housed in the original gilt-trimmed, printed box, which shows some wear and repair. A most likely complete set of a great rarity in paper dolls. (Howard, 288-289). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Early Lincoln Campaign Biography

      New York 1860 - Pamphlet, "Tribune Tracts -No. 6. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Chapter 1. Early Life." New York: Tribune, 1860. 32 pp. Original stitching intact, ads for The New York Tribune and the Tribune Almanac of 1860 on back cover, light age, small tear at bottom right not affecting text, minor chipping, otherwise good. 6 x 9 1/4 in. An early Lincoln campaign biography based on interviews with Lincoln associates in Springfield. Reference(Monaghan #79)

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        Tallis’s Topographical Dictionary of England & Wales.

      London: L. Tallis 1860 - Two volumes, 8vo, (viii), 812; (ii), 813-1582 pp, with an engraved frontispiece and title in volume I, plus 58 coloured double page maps - "Drawn & Engraved by J. Archer", contemporary half calf, later marbled sides, spines rubbed with slight loss to the black morocco labels.

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        Recollections Of The Druses Of The Lebanon And Notes On Their Religion

      London, England: John Murray, Albemarle Street. Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1860. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5.25 x 8 in.: 122 pages. No Jacket As Issued. Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. Boards are purple-red with designs embossed on front board; spine is faded. Color of boards has faded, esp. around the edges and board/spine edges and corners are worn. Pages are clean, unmarked (no marks or names found), fairly bright, tightly bound (except for front flyleaf and back page where their attachments to spine have been well-repaired by paper mending tape) and sharp cornered. Contains 122 pages of text followed by a 32-page catalogue of other John Murray publications of the time. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Several editions of this book were reported to have been published in 1860, but with the second or later edition clearly marked on the title page; however this is a scarce copy of the FIRST Edition, with only the date of 1860 at the bottom of the title page. Contents include eight chapters, the first section of each is (partial subjects list): The Approach to the Lebanon * Ebteddin, the Palace of the Emir Beschir * Family of the Jumblatts and Castle of Maktara * Composition of Druse People * Hakem Bemrillah, the Founder of the Druse Faith * Traces of Ancient Superstitions in the Druse Faith * The Yezidis of Mesopotamia * Present Condition of the Turkish Empire. "In 1853, Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert Carnarvon (who became the 4th Earl of Carnarvon) after being educated at Eaton and Oxford, made a tour with his friend Lord of Sandon to Syria and Asia Minor. He traveled to Beirut, Deir el Kamar and Moukhtara in the Shouf mountains. He was interested in the Druze community, and he published this interesting volume of his recollections, with notes on the Druze's faith. He also discusses the Yezidi faith and suggests ways for the British authorities to deal with both." .

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      L'Encyclopédie du XIXe Siècle 1860 - RO40205824: 27 tomes + 1 Annuaire encyclopédique. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Tite, tomaison et filets dorés sur le dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Tomes 26-27: Suppléments. Tome 28: Annuaire encyclopédique. In-8 Relié toilé. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Nattali & Bond, London 1860 - Art; HUMOR; Color Illustrations; tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 271; 276, 279 pages; The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax in Search of [1] The Picturesque; [2] Consolation; [3] a Wife. [ca. 1860]. 3 vols. Contemp. 1/2 green calf leather & marbled bds. & edges, spines richly gilt, morocco spine labels; scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners rubbed. With 80 color plates (incl. 2 color pictorial titles). Internally clean. Interwoven initials on engraved illustrated book plate by W F Hopton, NH, contemporary. Couple adt'l graphics of plates available. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LISTA DE LOS TOROS QUE SE HAN DE LIDIAR EN LA PLAZA FIRME DE ACHO. PRESIDIDA POR EL ALCALDE MUNICIPAL Benemériro Sr. Coronel D. Estanislao Correa y Garay. Para el Domingo 2 de Diciembre de 1860. OCTAVAS. EL TORO. EL TORERO.

      LIMA-PERÚ 1860 - EMBLEMATICO CARTEL DE TOROS del año 1860, dando razón de 12 reses para lidiar el Domingo 2 de Diciembre de 1860, en la gran Plaza de ACHO (Lima-PERU) la más antigua de toda América y la tercera más antigua del mundo. EFEMERIDES PLAZA DE ACHO, 2 DICIEMBRE 1860, SE REALIZA UNA CORRIDA EN LA QUE POR PRIMERA VEZ UN DIESTRO ACTUA EN SOLITARIO. EL PORTENTOSO ESTOQUEADOR NACIONAL DE RAZA NEGRA ANGEL VALDEZ QUE POR ENTONCES VEIA ACRECENTARSE SU FAMA CORRIDA A CORRIDA ES EL PROTAGONISTA DE ESTA TARDE EN LA QUE TOREA, BANDERILLEA Y DA CUENTA DE DOCE ASTADOS LOGRANDO ASI UNA PROEZA SIN PRECEDENTES, con tal éxito, que salió catapultado como ídolo máximo de la afición limeña. Desde entonces su reinado se fue consolidando sobre la base de su habilidad en el segundo tercio y en la ejecución de suertes como las de el salto al trascuerno y a la garrocha, pero sobre todo por su extraordinaria efectividad en la ejecución de la suerte suprema, donde ponía de manifiesto su fuerza, valor y decisión. Otra hazaña memorable, el 24 de mayo de 1885, fue aquella de matar en esta misma vieja Plaza de Toros de Acho, con singular coraje y audacia, al célebre toro -Arabí Pachá-, y en la misma corrida a un hijo de este de nombre -Mucho Ojo-. Su fama trascendió fronteras. Textos tipográficos ornamentados con bello orlado floral xilograbado en madera, sobre papel seda azulado de la época. Formato en folio (2 hojas plegadas-con impresión por las cuatro caras) de medidas desplegados 41,5cm x 30,5cm. Precioso motivo central con toro grabado, en el centro de la hoja. Pequeña restauración profesional en esquina superior izquierda. Buen estado general de conservación. Figuraba en principio en el cartel como ESPADAS Antonio Marín, José Ortega, José Lara y Angel Valdez que se le programó como director de la cuadrilla, por lo que los hispanos Antonio Marín, José Ortega y José Lara -Chicorro- se negaron a actuar. El festejo iba a suspenderse pero Valdez habló con el empresario coronel Felipe Ruiz y le dijo que el sólo mataría a los 12 toros y además los banderillearía. Angel Valdez lo hizo. Mató los 12 toros de 12 estocadas y 1 pinchazo y como no tenía espada propia utilizo una corta y recta de propiedad del coronel Francisco Zavala. RARISIMO Y APRECIADISIMO CARTEL DE LA TAUROMAQUIA AMERICANA.

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        LE TOUR DU MONDE. Noveau journal des voyages publié sous la direction de M. EDOUARD CHARTON et illustré par nos plus célèbres artistes.

      L. Hachette et Cie, París 1860 - 29 años (1860 a 1888) encuad. en 28 volúmenes 31x22'5, aprox. 950 págs. por año, multitud de grabs. en texto y plena pág, leve óx. Holandesa, nervios y dorados en lomo (algún vol. algo rozado). - Relatos de viajes y exploraciones, narrados por personas de diversas nacionalidades y pertenecientes a los campos más diversos del saber; e ilustrados por los mejores artistas de la época como Gustavo Doré, Lancelot, Riou, Daubigny. 1860-1888

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        Manuscript Log of the "Typhoon"

      Various places [Liverpool, Bombay, Singapore, Manila, etc.], july 30, 1860 - april 26, 1863. (SHIP'S LOG) Folio. Written in ink on rectos and versos of [58] leaves. Contemporary quarter calf, worn and scuffed, spine defective. Binder's ticket of a Liverpool firm on frost pastedown. A few leaves with pieces excised, with some loss. 3pp. later notes in the hands of members of the Salter family of New Hampshire, ca. 1874 . The extreme clipper ship "Typhoon"was built in 1851for the China trade by the firm of Fernald & Pettigrew of Portsmouth, NH. It was first launched in 1851 under the command of Charles H. Salter -- evidently the forbear of Commander James H. Salter, who authored this journal. The "Typhoon" was famous for its speed and power. In a memorable race around the Horn in the summer of 1851, the "Typhoon" defeated the competing clippers, the "Sea Witch", and the "Raven." As the "Typhoon" was sold to a British Company in 1863, this is probably its last journal under an American command. Appropriately, the final entry made by Salter is in Newport Harbor, April 26, 1863

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        The Marble Faun: Or, the Romance of Monte Beni

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields 1860 - Two volumes, 12mo., brown cloth with blind-stamped covers and gilt-lettered spines. First edition, first printing, with issue points including the 16 "A" plate forms designated by (Clark p. 249), 16 pages of ads dated February 1860 at the end of volume I, and the lack of the "Conclusion" at the end of volume II. Clark A 23.3.a; BAL 7621 ---- From the library of William Whiting, with Abraham Lincoln's War Department solicitor's engraved library bookplates on both front pastedowns. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated from the law department of Harvard University, Whiting (1813-1873) served as Lincoln's chief legal advisor. His monumental "War Powers Under the Constitution" (1862) provided Lincoln with the statutory rationales for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and propelling the Union war machine. A gorgeous copy of a seminal work with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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