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        Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the Provisional Government of the State of Kentucky; together with Message of the Governor.

      Bowling Green, KY: W. N. Haldeman, State Printer, 1861. - 8vo., pp. [5] + 6-16; printed self-wrappers; stab-sewn as issued. First edition of this rare first Confederate Kentucky imprint and the earliest published record of the so-called Russellville Convention. At the beginning of the Civil War Lincoln is reputed to have said, "I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky." The state of Lincoln's birth, KentuckyÑwith plentiful rivers, railroads, mules, horses, and menÑwas pivotal in the race to secure political and material advantage during the early days of the conflict. The President feared that losing the Bluegrass State would cause Missouri and Maryland to move into the Confederate camp as well. As historian Kenneth W. Noe has written: 'Victory likely would go to the belligerent that occupied the border states, and securing that vital region meant holding Kentucky at all costs.'Following Lincoln's immediate call for 75,000 volunteers at the outbreak of hostilities, Governor Beriah Magoffin, whose sympathies lay with the Confederates, refused the President's request, stating that "Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern states." In May 1861 the state passed a declaration of neutrality, with Magoffin hoping to broker a compromise between North and South. The governor's neutral strategy soon came apart, however, as Union and Confederate recruiters scoured the state for volunteers. The Union demand for troops in particular angered many Kentuckians, and pushed some to call for secession. However, as elections during the summer of 1861 proved, pro-Union forces were too strong in the state to make secession a practicality. In fact, Confederate forces were ordered by the legislature to leave the state in September, over the governor's objections.On November 18, 1861 116 delegates from 68 counties met in Russellville to ratify an order of secession and form a Confederate shadow government to compete with the administration in Frankfort. George W. Johnson was elected Governor; the delegates also designated Bowling Green (then under the control of Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston) as the Confederate State capital. The pamphlet at hand prints several of the proceedings from the Convention, beginning with a roster entitled Provisional Government of the State of Kentucky, naming Johnson as Governor, Robert McKee as Secretary of State, Richard Hawes as Auditor, Theodore L. Burnett as Treasurer, ten members of the (legislative) Council, and the Clerk of the Council.Next, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution follows on pages five and six. The opening paragraph of the Declarationcharges that the Federal government has "usurped" the "rights and liberties of the States and the people" and has substituted Constitutional authority for a "central despotism founded upon the ignorant prejudices of the masses of Northern society." On the basis of protecting "our liberties, our property, our homes, and our families" the secessionists "hereby forever sever our connection with the Government of the United States, and. hereby declare Kentucky to be A FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATE, clothed with all power to fix her own destiny, and to secure her own rights and liberties."The Plans of Provisional Government on pages six and seven outlines the operation of government, denoting the responsibilities and duties of the Executive and Legislative branches. Finally, a Message of the Governor to the Council is printed on pp. 9-16, and signed in type at the end. The message reviews first the national events which led to Southern secession, arguing that it was Lincoln and Congress which "broke the Constitution in every clause." The message continues with a description of recent events within the state, whereby the neutrality of the commonwealth was said to have been violated by the Unionists, though it was in fact Confederate General Leonidas Polk who initially ordered troops to occupy the strategic city of Columbus.The provisional government nev [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Novum Testamentum Graece.

      Coloniæ Agrippinæ, 1861. 674 pages pp. With an inscription in the book Rev. Thomas. From Miss Butch on the return from Jerusalem July 1864. Bound in olivewood from the Mount of Olive. In the mid 19th century a large limb fell and was bound into a few Bibles Very scarce kopy. Bound in a vetry fine half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldtext on spine, Boards of olive tree from the Mount of olives. 17051205

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        Schweizer-Reise. - Skizzenbuch. - (Album mit Original-Zeichnungen).

      O.O., zwischen 1855-1861. - Quer-4°. Leinenband der Zeit in Schuber. 26 Bleistiftzeichnungen zwischen 1855 u. 1861 und 1 (nicht datierte) Tuschzeichnung. Einige Bilder bezeichnet und datiert, eine monogrammiert "St. (?) G. und eine signiert G.(?) Elliot. Neben einer Küstenlandschaft, Häusern, Kirchen und See- u. Flusslandschaften einige bezeichnete Ortschaften und Berge, wie Lausanne, Bex, Dent du Midi, Seefeld am See, Engelberg-Thal mit Birstenstock, Seelisberg mit Urirothstock, Bex mit Les Diablerets und Cham mit Rigi [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jews And The Fallacies Of The Talmud: The Arguments Against The Talmud Touching The Ten Commandments

      A. Ireland & Co [Printed By], 1861, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Author. SIGNED & DEDICATED BY THE AUTHORS 'Presented to Mr Henry Somerset as a token of his Christian love from his sincere friends Henry Ducat Aaron Sternberg Manchester 28th March 1860'. Book - in Good green boards, blind stamped decoration, gilt lettering and all edges gilt - slight marking to the boards and some wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some grubbiness/some marking to the yellow paste downs and free front and rear end paper, slight browning to the first and last couple of pages & an occasional page otherwise clean and tightly bound. Scarce and even more so with its dedication and signature from the authors. Size: 5.75 inches tall by 3.5 inches. viii, vii, 85 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 200 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9092.

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        Origine de la maçonnerie Adonhiramite, ou nouvelles observations, critiques et raisonnées, sur la philosophie, les hiéroglyphes, les mystères, la superstition et les vices des mages: Précédée dun chapitre sur lEgypte ancienne et moderne : avec des remarques et des notes sur les historiens et la chronologie du monde : dédiée à Mgr. le Duc de Gowres, par lauteur du recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite.

      Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel und gefalt. Tabelle. 6 Bll., 172 S., 2 Bll. Roter Maroquin des 19. Jhdts., mit Innenkantenverg. und Goldschnitt. 14 x 8 cm. Wolfstieg 33383 Caillet 4846 (für eine Parallelausgabe mit 164 S.) . - Mit dem schönen Wappenexlibris des Okkultisten Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897). Der Anhänger Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Mit der sonst praktisch nie vorhandenen Tafel (3 Rituale in der Loge zeigend) selten. Sehr schönes Exemplar!

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        Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae. Vols 1-38

      St. Petersburg, 1861-1908. 38 vols, plain + col plates. roy. 8vo. HB. Finely bound in 30 vols, half morocco, raised bands to spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Also included are vols 40-41 (bound as above) + 42 pts 1-3, bound in buckram. Rare important early Russian entomological journal. Contains papers on insects and arachnids mainly in French or German. Some fine hand coloured engraved plates in the early volumes.

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        MANUSCRIPT ABSTRACT OF JOURNAL OF EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE CONGRESS, C.S.A., FEBRUARY 27, 1861. COMMN TO EUROPEAN POWERS. FOR THE PRESIDENT.

      [Montgomery, Alabama: 1861 - Autograph Letter in the hand of Alex. B. Clitherall, Assistant, and signed "J.J. Harper, Secretary per Alex B. Clitherall Asst." Letter written by Clitherall, an Alabama lawyer who, among other duties, was assistant to Burton Harrison, Jefferson Davis's private secretary, in ink on recto of first leaf. Docketed in the probable hand of Harrison, as per title on separate leaf. Laid down. Very Good. "The Congress being in Executive Session Mr. Rhett from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following report: 'The Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred the nominations by the President, of W. L. Yancey, P.A. Rost, and A. Dudley Mann as Commissioners to the European Powers, respectfully report, that they have had the same under consideration, and recommend that the Congress do advise and consent to the nominations of W.L. Yancey, and P.A. Rost,' "Which report was unanimously carried. "So the Congress does advise and consent that William L. Yancey of Alabama, and P.A. Rost of Louisiana, be commissioners to the European Powers, under the resolution of Congress of February 13th 1861. "I certify the above abstract to be correct. "J.J. Harper Secretary per Alex B. Clitherall Asst." Davis had sent a Message to Congress on February 26, 1861, recommending the appointment of Yancey of Alabama, Rost of Louisiana, and Mann, the apparently hapless Virginian. However, Mann would become Commissioner of the Confederate States of America for Belgium and the Vatican. Yancey and Rost would be replaced by Mason and Slidell, whose capture on a mission to Europe nearly started a war between the United States and England. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Om sjukskötsel. Hvad den är, och hvad den icke är. Öfversättning från engelska originalutgåvan 1860. Förord av Charles Dickson

      Bok. 1 svenska uppl. Göteborg 1861. 120 s. Förlagets klotband m.blindpressad dekor. Mycket gott skick.

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        Selecta Fungorum Carpologia, ea documenta et icones potissimum exhibens quae varia fructuum et seminum genera in eodem fungo simul aut vicissim adesse demonstrent.

      Parisiis, in Imperiali Typographeo excudebatur, 1861-1865. 3 volumes. Folio (355 x 260mm.). pp. xxviii, 242, with 2 vignettes and 5 engraved plates; pp. xix, (1), 319, with 2 vignettes and 34 engraved plates; pp. xvi, 221, with 2 vignettes and 22 engraved plates. Recent brown half morocco, gilt ornamented and lettered spines in 6 compartments. First and only edition of one of the rarest and most beautifully illustrated works on mycology. Louis René Tulasne and his brother Charles cooperated in a life-long study of botany. Charles was an artist of unusual dexterity, and he made the illustations of the above work. They represent the finest on the subject and have never been excelled, and are almost of a surrealistic nature. "Their magnum opus was the 'Selecta Fungorum Carpologia' in three magnificent quarto volumes published in 1861-1865, in which they demonstrated the pleomorphism of ascomycetes which had been denied by some contemporary mycologists. They depicted for the first time the conidia, perithecia, and asci of many important parasitic ascomycetes" (Reed. A short history of Plant Sciences p. 272). "Sehr selten in der lateinischen Erstausgabe. Die Tafeln von Charles Tulasne mit detaillierten Mikrozeichnungen zählen zu den feinsten Darstellungen der mykologischen Literatur" (Volbracht 2136). An English edition was published in 1931. A beautifully bound and fine copy from the libarary of Nils Fries with his bookplate. The present copy was sold to him by our company in 1975 and Prof. Fries had it attractively bound. Volumes 2 and 3 have the original printed wrappers bound in. Old library stamp on half titles.//Nissen BBI, 2010; Stafleu & Cowan, 15.315.

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        Francmaçonnerie. Tuileur général de la franc-maçonnerie ou Manuel de l'initié. Contenant: L'origine indentique de l'écossime et de Msiraïm, les nomenclatures de 75 maçonneries, 52 rites, 34 ordres dits maçonniques, 26 ordres androgynes, 6 académies maçonniques, etc., et de plus de 1400 grades. (Paris, Teissier - Saint-Denis - Typographie de A. Moulin): 2 ff. (faux-titre (celui-ci avec découpe au coin inférieur) & titre) + 395 p. (+1) Paris Teissier, 1861, Relié avec:Francmaçonnerie. Ordre Chapitral nouveau grade de Rose-Croix et l?analyse des 14 degrés qui le précèdent, etc. 1 f. de titre + 116 p. qqs taches vers la fin d?ouvrage,

      Paris, Collignon, s.d. (vers 1861), - gr. in-8vo, ticket de libraire à l?int. du 2ème plat ?Livres Anciens et modernes Dorbon Ainé . Paris?, reliure en d.-cuir rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, bel exemplaire. 1) Excellent ouvrage à consulter. C?est le tuileur le plus complet qui existe, et il a l?avantage de renfermer une foule de notes et d?éclaircissements historiques et philosophiques. (Caillet).2) Maitre secret. Origine de la Rose-Croix ou maçonnerie chrétienne. - Rose-Croix de la Nouvelle Atlantis de Bacon. Grade jésuite. - Rituel de l?ancien Rose-Croix français, etc.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Caillet 9105 / 2) 9091 (éd. de 1860). Wolfstieg: 33215.

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        Die Zukunft. Bd. 64 - 118 (55 Bde.).

      Kl.8, ca 25.000 S., OHLwd., Tadellos Komplett selten. Maximilian Harden (1861- 1927) begründetet 1892 die politische Zeitschrift Die Zukunft (bis 1922). Harden war ein schillernde Persönlichkeit. Sohn eines jüdischen Kaufmanns, Schauspieler, geistvoller Publizist und Essaist, einer der glänzensten Stilisten im gesamten Journalsisten (doch von Karl Kraus angegriffen , der in einen anmassenden Schwätzer nannte). Stand im Ruf eines Censor Germaniae. Bewunderer Wedekinds. Seine publizistische Tätigkeit begann 1888 am BerlinerTagblatt, u. an den Zeitschriften Deutsches Montagsblatt , Gegenwart, Nation (wo er unter dem Namen Apostata aufsehen erregte. Die Zukunft die er zum grössten Teil selber schrieb (wann hat der Kerl gesoffen? Frauen geschändet? Gekocht? Nichts getan?), griff darin Kaiser Wilhelm und en deutschen Mlitarismus sdcharf an, probagierte die Ideen Bismarcks. Im 1. Weltkrieg wandlung vom Annexionisten zum Pazifisten. Nach 1918 Kritiker der deutschen republik. Focht unter anderem für die Gleichberechigung der Juden u. eine prosowjetische Politik. 1922 wurde er Opfer eines Anschlages Rechtsradikaler. Die Zukunft hatte danach - auch aus ökonomischen Gründen - keine Zukunft mehr. 1927 zog Harden in die Schweiz. Harden als initimer Kenner des Theaters war Mitbegründer des Berliner Vereins Freie Bühne (1899), Mitanreger der sozialdemokratischen Neuen Freien Volksbühne. Seit 1905 Förderer u. Berater Max Reinhardts. Beiliegend einige Orig.-Briefumschläge m. der die Zeitschrift verschickt wurde.

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        El antiguo Madrid, paseos histórico anecdóticos por las calles y casas de esta villa

      ESTABLECIMIENTO TIPOGRÁFICO DE DON F. DE P. MELLADO, MADRID 1861 - 399 P. 14 LÁMINAS Y 2 ESCUDOS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise durch die La Plata-Staaten, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die physische Beschaffenheit und den Culturzustand der Argentinischen Republik. Ausgeführt in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 und 1860. 2 Bände

      Schmidt, Halle 1861 - 503pp/538pp Details: Volume 1: Crack between the spine and spine and the boards, spine dry and chipped. Somewhat foxed. Corner of the title page cut and missing. On the leaf, pages 1-2 another cut that affects the text on page two. It has a piece of paper stuck over it with the missing words typed on to it. Tomo 2: Spine dry and cracked some chips missing from the head of the spine. Corner of the title page cut as in volume 1. Somewhat foxed. En los dos tomos una punta de la pagina titular cortada Text in German. We speak Spanish, English and French. Hablamos español, ingles y frances. Nous parlons espagnol, anglais et francais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Cellar & Henschel, Argentina]
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        IL CODICE PER LO REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE COL CONFRONTO DEL CODICE FRANCESE, DELLE LEGGI ROMANE E DELLE ANTICHE LEGGI DEL REGNO parte I leggi civili LE LEGGI CIVILI OSSIA LA PARTE PRIMA DEL CODICE

      Giuseppe Marghieri, 1861. ITALIANO 0,97 Pagine in buono stato di conservazione con lievissima fioritura e traccia di umidità ai bordi superiori di alcune pagine, coperta rigida con piatti marmorizzati leggermente ingialliti, usurati ai bordi e con tracce di umidità e strappi ali piatto anteriore, dorso in pelle con titoli d'oro, con traccia di umidità ed abrasioni al piede ed alla cima USATO

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        Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung [mit einem Anhang für Mähren].

      Wien, 26. Februar 1861. Gr.-Fol. (46 x 28,5 cm). Zus. 17 S. auf 10 Bll., Geheftet. Seltener Erstdruck des durch Kaiser Franz Joseph I. erlassenen „Staats-Grundgesetzes“. - „Als Februarpatent bezeichnet man in der österreichischen Geschichtsschreibung die Verfassung der österreichischen Monarchie (so der Kaiser in seinem Patent), d.h. des Kaisertums Österreich, aus dem Jahr 1861. Sie wurde am 26. Februar 1861 erlassen [...]. Die Erlassung dieser fundamentalen Rechtsregeln fiel in die Zeit des Neoabsolutismus, war also die alleinige Entscheidung von Kaiser Franz Joseph I.“ (Wikipedia). - Das vorliegende Exemplar enthält zuerst die sieben Punkte umfassende Verordnung des Kaisers (3 S. auf 2 Blättern) und daran das 21 Paragraphen umfassende „Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung“ (3 S. auf 2 Blättern). - Weiters angebunden sind die 43 Paragraphen umfassende „Landes-Ordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren“, die 54 Paragraphen umfassende „Landtags-Wahlordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren“ sowie ein „Anhang zu der Landesordnung für die Markgrafschaft Mähren“ (zus. 11 S. auf 6 Blättern). - Gefaltet u. mit Randläsuren. Der Anhang über Mähren tlw. mit Farbstiftanstreichungen. - Weder das Grundgesetz selbst, noch der Mähren betreffende Anhang für mich über den KVK weltweit nachweisbar. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Februarpatent - Reichsverfassung, Franz Joseph I., Kaiser von Österreich, Juridica, Recht, Revolution, 1848, Flugschriften, Flugschrift, Einblattdruck, Einblattdrucke, Grundgesetz über die Reichsvertretung

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        Once a Week: Volumes I-V, July 1859 - December 1861

      Bradbury and Evans, London - Five original bound volumes, in 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards, plain brown endpapers, red chalk edges. A vg set (spine ends, corners and edges worn; marbled paper rubbed; red edges are rubbed in a few places, esp. bottom edge of v1; tear to top third of v5's front joint). This magazine was conceived as a rival to Dickens' 'All the Year Round', and featured many writers and artists of importance. Poets include Tennyson, Swinburne and Christina Rossetti; artists include H.K. Browne, John Leech, John Tenniel, Charles Keene, and John Millais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Philosophie der Freiheit : Grundzüge einer modernen Weltanschauung.

      Gut erhaltenes Ex. der seltenen Erstausgabe einer der wichtigsten Schriften Rudolf Steiners (1861-1925). Privater, einfach marmorierter Einband der Zeit, Reste von Rückenschild, äußerlich mäßig berieben, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt [ohne Textverlust], Buchblock gelockert, Titelbl. leicht gebräunt, innen ungewöhnlich sauber und frisch, Paoier fest, Zustand insges. 3+ Handschr. Widmung auf Titel: "Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an Carlchen 11/4/07". Goetheanistisch gestaltetes Exlibris "M. Dannenberg" auf vorderem Innendeckel. Vgl. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophie_der_Freiheit

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. 8vo. Half-title. 16, [4] publisher's advertisements at end. 20th-century tree calf, gilt-lettered morocco lettering-piece, original cloth covers mounted as doublures, original spine bound in at end; morocco edged slipcase. A fine copy including the half-title, and additional 2 leaves of advertisements for Carlyle's autobiography, not found in all copies, with the original cloth covers bound in.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Ville-d'Avray, 2. VII. [1861]. - 8vo. 1 page. Matted and framed. To an unnamed recipient, stating that the artist cannot visit because his sister, Annette-Octavie Corot Sennegon (1793-1874), and brother-in-law, Laurent-Denis Sennegon are ill. Corot was hoping to travel to Arras and Douai for "la fete" to be held on 6 July, which may well have been Douai's Fêtes de Gayant, a tradition dating back to 1530, wherein wooden giants are paraded in the streets.

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        Autograph letter signed. No place, 22. XI. 1861.

      1861. 8vo. 1 page. To one Mr. Gotthard, inviting him to a soirée on Sunday. - With embossed monogram.

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        THE LAMPLIGHTER'S STORY; HUNTED DOWN; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; AND OTHER NOUVELLETTES ... COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street, [1861].. Octavo, pp. [9-10] 11-467 [468-472: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece and engraved title, several other illustrations in the text, original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, yellow endpapers. First edition. A very early printing, if not the first, part of "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens 'Boz,'" this issue with no publisher's advertisements printed at front or rear. A significant collection for both crime and supernatural content. In addition to "Hunted Down" and other crime stories, the collection includes the unabridged text of an important round of ghost stories by Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and others, first published as "The Haunted House" in the Christmas 1859 issue of ALL THE YEAR ROUND. Queen's Quorum 4. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 537. See Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, pp. 182-3. See Wolff 7687b. Eckel, pp. 223-4. Gimbel D37. Spine ends and corner tips worn, a bit of foxing here and there, but quite a nice copy overall. A very good, better than average copy. (#152417)

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        Originele foto met signatuur (1861).

      Ovale foto (grootste maten 210 x 160 mm, beeldformaat max. 95 x 87 mm) op karton geplakt, waaronder de koning in potlood schreef: 'Het Loo 8 Februarij 1861' gevolgd door zijn handtekening, 'Willem'. Aan de achterkant met rond etiketje: 'R. Severin de Dusseldorf/ Photographe de plusieurs Cours/ Noordeinde 109 à La Haye'. Vooral aan de achterzijde is het karton ongelijk verbruind. De foto heeft enkele kleine vlekjes en krasjes. De ondertekening is een beetje vaag.* Grote afdruk van een foto die zeer kort daarvoor was genomen: Koning Willem III liet zich begin 1861 door Severin fotograferen. De in 1839 geboren fotograaf had zich in september 1860 aan het Noordeinde gevestigd.

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        A rubbing of a Memorial Tombstone of H.B.Ms 99th Regiment in 1861, in Memory of the Casualties of the 99th Foot at Canton China During the Occupation of That City by the British-France Allied Armies in 1861 A rubbing for the tombstone of Second Opium War (Arrow War) in China during 1856-1860

      Canton, China, 1861 A rubbing for the tombstone of Second Opium War (Arrow War) in China during 1856-1860Very big size on a whole rice paper, 152cm X 98cm, The original stone had been demolished before 1910s, so this rubbing also before 1910s, folded, a few wears at edges, Both text and pictures were fine copied and undamaged, but had some folds. Rubbing is an ancient Chinese method to copy text and pictures on stone or on bronze wares.

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        Appendix to the Journals of The House of Representatives of New Zealand.June to September 1861

      Government Printer, Auckland 1861 - pp. 1100 (approx), 2 hand coloured folding maps of Maori and European lands. Includes the "Native Insurrection" in Taranaki, appointment of Sir George Grey, land purchases and extinguishment of native titles. Original half calf binding, front board detached. An important and rare Maori War item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      London 1861 - Bright, Charles Tilston (1832-88). A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. London, January 31, 1861. 2pp. 178 x 110 mm. Remains of mounting on verso of second leaf. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Bright was engineer-in-chief of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, formed by himself, Cyrus Field, George Saward, and J. W. Brett in 1856 for the purpose of manufacturing and laying the first transatlantic cable. Bright superintended the laying of the first complete Atlantic telegraph cable in 1858, receiving a knighthood for his services even though the cable failed a few weeks after its installation. In 1861 Bright went into partnership with Latimer Clark, with whom he developed improved methods of insulating telegraph wires; the two men also wrote an influential paper, "On the formation of standards of electrical quantity and resistance" (1861), which led to the British government's adoption of fixed electrical standards. Bright's letter to Clark dates from the early days of their partnership; it discusses the possibility of finding a office in the west end of London for their business, known as Bright and Clark. Origins of Cyberspace 128.

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        Zukunftsmusik. Brief an einen franzosischen Freund als Vorwort zu einer Prosa-Uebersetzung seiner Operndichtungen

      Leipzig: J.J. Weber. 1861. First. First German edition (originally published in a French translation in 1860). Stitched green printed wrappers. 53, (3)pp. Some soiling and small nicks at the extremities, a nice, very good or better copy. .

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        Ueber die Fraunhofer'schen Linien im Sonnenspectrum. (Mitgetheilt vom Hrn. verf. aus d. Oefversigt af K. vet. Acad. Förhandl."

      Annalen der Physik 1861 - The Discovery of Oxygen in the Sun++"Ueber die Fraunhofer'schen Linien im Sonnenspectrum. (Mitgetheilt vom Hrn. verf. aus d. Oefversigt af K. vet. Acad. Förhandl." 1861, No 8, nebst einem späteren Zusatz). In: Annalen der Physik, series II, volume 117, #10, pp 290-302 in the volume, the entire volume #117 offered. Offered in the entire volume, bound in black cloth spine and marbled boards' ex-library and lightly so, from the library of Bernhard Meining; then, the Deutsche Akademie der Luftfahtforschung; and on the USAAF library at Wright Patterson, and finally to the Library of Congress. Very fresh and clean.++ This is the first German appearance expanded from an appearance the year before (1861) in the journal organ of Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, and then again as “On the Fraunhofer Lines Visible in the Solar Spectrum,” in Philosophical Magazine, 24 (1862).++ "After 1861 Ångström intensively studied the spectrum of the sun, noting the presence of hydrogen in the solar atmosphere and confirming the probable existence there of a number of other elements. In 1868 he published his monumental Recherches sur le spectre solaire, which contained an atlas of the solar spectrum with measurements of the wavelenghts of approximately a thousand lines determined by the use of diffraction gratings. Ångström expressed his results in units of one ten-millionth of a millimeter—a unit of length that has been named the angstrom unit in his honor." --"Ångström, Anders Jonas." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 364pp. + 16 ads, 4 page Carlyle ads dated January, 1861. First edition. Publisher's original cinnamon wavy-grain cloth (Carter B binding, no priority established, with less elaborate gilt stamping to spine.) About Very Good with light soiling, dimpling to spine cloth and wear to at corners and spine ends. Previous owner book plate to front paste down, front inner hinge a little tender, pages moderately foxed and thumbed "Light written in pencil on the back fly is: "Mama read it aloud to me & [?] Margaret at Bath Easter 1861".

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        Bound collection of 15 offprints and pamphlets

      1861. 14 items in one volume, black morocco-backed cloth, gilt spine in 6 compartments, all edges marbled, yellow glazed endpapers; edges scuffed and rubbed, front joint rather weak; textblock about fine, with occasional pencil manuscript annotations in the author's hand. James St. Clair Morton, son of Samuel G. Morton, was killed during the assult on Petersburg, VA in the Civil War. Titles include: 1. Report of the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, June 16, 1857; pp. 197-218. 2. Letter to the Hon. John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, presenting for his consideration a new plan for the fortification of certain points of the seacoast of the United States, Washington: William A. Harrison, 1858, pp. 105, [3]. 3. [Letter in response to a note from John B. Floyd, Secretary of War], Washington, February, 1858; pp. 10-17. 4. [Drop title] Report of the Light-house Board. [Washington, October 1, 1858]; pp. 9. 5. [Drop title] Report of the Secretary of War, Washington, December 6, 1858; pp. 16. 6. Memoir of the Dangers and Defences of New York City addressed to the Hon. John B. Floyd, Washington: William A. Harrison, 1858; pp. iv, 93. 7. [Drop title] Report of the Secretary of War, [Washington], December 1, 1859; pp. 16. 8. Memoir on American Fortification submitted to the Hon. John B. Floyd, Washington: William A. Harris, 1859; engraved map plate og New York City and Brooklyn, additional text map and tables; pp. 91; original green printed wrapper upper cover bound in. 9. [Cover title] Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the Year 1859, [Washington], December 1, 1859; pp. 23; original green printed wrapper upper cover bound in. 10. Report of the Engineer in Charge of the Finished Portion of the Potomac Water Workjs, accompanying the annual report of the Secretary of the Interior, for the year 1859, Washington: George W. Bowman, 1860; pp. 19. 11. [Drop title] The Military Establishement of the U.S. [Washington?, ca. 1859]; pp. 271-386 [i.e. 286]. 12. [Drop title] To Members of the Senate and House the following is respectfully submitted....[Washington? ca. 1859]; pp. 2. 13. Memoir of the life and services of Capt. and Brevet Major John Sanders, of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Pittsburgh: W.S. Haven, 1861; pp. iv, 60; original pink printed wrapper upper cover bound in. 14. [Drop title] The Chiriqui Surveying Expedition, Washington, December 1, 1860; pp. 8. 15. [Drop title] Chiriqui Commission. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting reports from the Chiriqui commission, Washington, January 22, 1861; pp. 70. House of Representatives, 36th Congress, 2d Session, Ex. Doc. No. 41.

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        Die Stiftshütte

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. g. 8vo. vi. 1732pp. Ex library. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Paper label with call number to spine. Rubbing to leather. Corners bumped and worn. Wear to edges. Bookplate and stamp of previous owner to inside of front board. Free front endpaper loose. Charge pocket on rear endpaper. Tissue-guarded frontispiece in sepia. Significant study of classical-era Jewish liturgy and religious paraphernalia and iconography. Magnificently illustrated with four beautiful hand colored prints and many in-text b/w drawings. All color plates are tissue-guarded. Text in German. Binding in good, interior in very good condition.

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        POEMS AND SONGS BY ROBERT BURNS.

      London W. Kent & Co 1861 - First edition thus. Frontispiece engraving, engraved title, and over 50 other engravings by Birket Foster, Harrison Weir, S. Edmonston and other famous artists of the period. 4to, publisher’s beautiful original Victorian red cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in all-over designs in gilt on the spine and on both covers, a.e.g. xvi, 272 pp. In very fine and exemplary condition, the gilt and cloth are undiminished by time, the pages clean and fresh, just a touch of light aging to the extremities. A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN DECORATED BINDING WITH WONDERFUL TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT and a very desirable copy of the "Poems and Songs", complete with charming illustrations throughout. The large format and clear type make this copy a pleasure to read. Burns, a ploughman poet, to this day ranks high among the greatest poets of Great Britain. Whether employing his flawless 18th century English or his native Scots dialect, his writings speak to us eloquently . "His finest work springs from his own soil, from his compassionate and generous nature, and from the Scots’ poetic tradition.He employed the Scottish vernacular with great skill and range.he was in direct contact with its source and the themes of Scots rural life provided an inexhaustible field for poetic expression."-Michael Stapleton. Burns’ most famous collection was a tremendous success and was reprinted many times during his lifetime. Just prior to its first publication in 1786 he was preparing to leave Scotland for Jamaica to escape several scandalous affairs involving a number of young ladies. With the money from the publishing of his Poems, he was able to remain in Scotland and build a new (though perhaps none the more chaste) life in Edinburgh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selections from The Hursley Magazine for the years 1848 & 1849. With facsimiles of the original title pages and other illustrations

      Privately printed at Hursley Park 1861 - 145pp. Decorative boards with title in gilt on spine. Editor - The Rev Peter Young; Special Artist - George Digby Newbolt and Artist Elect - The Marquess of Lothian. Lovely illustrations, many of which are in colour. Printed by 'ladies with Cooper's Parlour Printing Press'. Only thirty copies printed. Two numbers (828 & 714) handwritten on opposite top corners of fep. Top and bottom of spine are slightly rubbed as are edges of book. Top edges of book are gilt. Binding is tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March; Composed & Respectfully Dedicated to Francis E. Brownell Esq. [Sheet Music]

      Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1861. First Edition. Sheet Music. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Color lithograph edition (Ellsworth standing on a Confederate flag) of Winner's tribute to the first hero of the Civil War. From a privately bound home collection so rough edge. 8 pages including the lithograph/wrapper. Clean with bright color; small music store stamp at lower right corner of the cover. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, was the Commanding Officer of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Zouave unit. He was killed shortly after his regiment arrived in Washington and began the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. While securing Alexandria, Ellsworth noticed a Confederate flag flying above an inn. Ellsworth, assisted by three of his men, climbed to the roof where he cut down the flag. On their way back downstairs, Ellsworth was killed by a shotgun blast to his chest. Corporal Francis Brownell (to whom this music is dedicated) immediately killed the innkeeper who had shot Ellsworth. As of 2016, 19 are held by institutions per OCLC although some without the color cover; none in the trade and no auction results since 1968 per the Rare Book Hub.

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        To the Union Army McClellan's Serenade Quartette

      Oliver Ditson Co. 1861 - Maine 4th Regiment made up of Mid Coast volunteers. Nickerson later became a major at Gettysburg. This Quartette is extremely rare, no copies listed OCLC. or held in Library of Congress. Decorative scroll lettering, 2 loose pages have foxing, and staining, minor tears to edges, a few pencil notes rear reading: ".a name then" Maine December 25th 1861" Song- "Not To Fast" "Hail to thee chieftain. McClellan was soon fired by Lincoln. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed; "M. Birch," to Sophie Verena (unnamed), December 14, 1861

      - One page on a bifolium of stationery embossed with "CBP," approx. 5-1/2 X 8 in. Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer (1800-1868) was a popular actress and dramatist, known for her stage adaptations of contemporary novels. Sophie Verena (pseudonyn for Sophie Alberti, 1826-1892) wrote a number of well received novels. Folded for mailing, slight rumpling. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres a un Membre du Parlement d'Angleterre sur la Constitution 1852

      1861 - Presentation Copy From the Author to Napoleon's Son in a Superb Binding Latour Du Moulin, C[elestin] [1823-1888]. [Walewski, Alexander, Count (1810-1868)]. Lettres a un Membre du Parlement d'Angleterre sur la Constitution de 1852 (Les Ministres, le Conseil d'Etat, le Corps Legislatif, le Senat). Paris: Libraire D'Amyot, 1861. 119, [1] pp. Octavo, (9-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary signed morocco binding by Despierres, gilt frames enclosing arms of Count Walewski to boards, raised bands, gilt title and gilt Walewski crests to spine, all edges gilt, gilt inside dentelles, moire-stamped endpapers, later armorial bookplate to front pastedown, woodcut of Walewski from a contemporary periodical laid in. Light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Moderate toning, some leaves have light foxing, occasional small inkstamps to bottom margins. An appealing association copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This interesting comparison between the English and French political systems was through later editions in 1862, 1863 and 1864. Its author was a leading political journalist. Count Alexander Walewski, to whom this book is inscribed, was the natural son of Napoleon I and Marie Walewska. A notable diplomat, he was ambassador to Florence, Naples, Madrid and London. Minister of foreign affairs from 1855 to 1860, he opposed Napoleon III on the Italian question and resigned his position. He went on to become the minister of fine arts. Despierres, the binder of this copy, was also binder to the emperor. All editions of this title are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of any edition in North America. British Museum Catalogue 14:931. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zukunftsmusik. Brief an einen franzosischen Freund als Vorwort zu einer Prosa-Uebersetzung seiner Operndichtungen

      Leipzig: J.J. Weber. 1861. First. First German edition (originally published in a French translation in 1860). Stitched green printed wrappers. 53, (3)pp. Some soiling and small nicks at the extremities, a nice, very good or better copy. .

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        Archive of approximately 40 items between 1861 and 1905 from the Isham Family of Michigan including a Civil War Battle Field Letter and a Letter acknowledging Post-War Morphine Addiction

      Onondaga, Michigan and Other Michigan Locations, 1861. Mixed. Highlights of this grouping of family documents and letters include: 1) a two-page Civil War letter dated 9 June 1861 from Elizabeth's cousin, James Ellis, following the Battle of Fair Oaks-Seven Pines that notes, "my redgment had A Batel las Saterday nighat and it lost 100 killed and wount My company had 14 killed and wound I am with in 6 miles of richmnd". 2) a draft application for Civil War disability pay for Elizabeth's husband, George W., who had served in the 7th Michigan Infantry from 1861 until receiving a disability discharge in 1863. (The application is taped on the folds and somewhat incomprehensible as it appears to include part of a poem.) There is also a segment of an incomplete application for George to be placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States. 3) a two-page letter dated 24 November 1894 to Elizabeth (who apparently was away from home) from George that pleads, "I am out of money and all most out of morphine and if you don't hurry home with some money I will have to go without then I expect to die." (Although the extent of morphine and opium addiction among Civil War Veterans-known as 'the Soldiers' Disease-is a controversial point among historians, no doubt battlefield surgical treatments and subsequent pain relief left many with a life-long dependence on painkillers.) 4) The Isham's 1864 marriage license and photographs of two boys in what appear to be military school uniforms; the Isham's had male children so it is likely these photographs are of their sons. 5) A transportation of Corpse permit from 1902 to move George's remains from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Jackson, Michigan and a draft contract with the Hills' Granite Works of Jackson to create a monument for George's gravesite that would include a G.A.R. Badge and his Civil War unit, "Co. B. 7th Mich. Infantry."

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        Histoire de la Bibliophilie. Reliures. Recherches sur les Biblioth?ques des plus C?l?bres Amateurs. Armorial des Bibliophiles.

      Librairie Techener, Paris. 1861-64. Folio, published in 10 parts, 50 fine etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, including the rare 3 plates of coats of arms, printed front wrapper to fascicle 10 preserved, cont. morocco-backed marbled boards, a little scuffed, uncut. "Sumptuous folio... edited by the leading Paris booksellers Techener, father and son, with fifty faithfully etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, reproducing bindings of royal and other famous provenances; many of these formed part of their stock and were for sale... There can be no doubt that Libri's and the Techeners' work provided an enormous stimulus to the study of old bookbindings. All at once, bookbindings were in the air, and began being more widely written about.". Extremely rare. Mejer 606, Schmidt-Kunsemuller 1527, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding 29. None of these call for the 3 plates of coats of arms. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.

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        Prières des Fêtes a l'usage des Israelites français, portugais et espagnols. Hébreu-français. Traduction par A. Ben Baruch Créhange.

      Paris, à la Librairie Israèlite, 1861-1864,. 7 vol. in-8 piccolo (164x114mm), in splendida ed artistica legatura del primo '900 in marocchino granata, riccamente decorato in oro al dorso e ai piatti, dentelles interne e tagli dorati, sguardie in raso verde. Importante legatura eseguita a Torino e firmata "Vezzosi", ovvero il più raffinato legatore torinese della seconda metà dell''800. I volumi, fanno parte della collana "Prières des fetes a l'usage des israélites francais, portugais et espagnols", sono in testo bilingue francese ed ebraico e sono dedicati alle feste ebraiche di: Pasqua, Kippour (in 3voll.), Soukoth, Haschana e Pentecoste. Serie non comune, in perfetto stato di conservazione, in bellissima legatura torinese.(Margherita Nebbia, 2013:) “Non si hanno sufficienti notizie per delineare un profilo biografico di Massimiliano Vezzosi, la sola traccia della sua attività è costituita dai repertori commerciali ottocenteschi: il nome dell'artigiano ricorre spesse volte nelle guide torinesi e regionali. Sembra che la sua bottega fosse una delle principali legatorie della città ... al nome dell'artigiano la Guida Paravia fa seguire difatti i titoli di ufficiale cavaliere, cavaliere della Corona d'Italia e cavaliere dell'Ordine d'Isabella la Cattolica. Se si considera che con il cavalierato della Corona d'Italia erano insigniti alcuni dei più importanti artisti piemontesi – da Federico Pastoris ad Alberto Maso Gilli, da Rodolfo Morgari a Costantino Sereno – nonché alcune delle più rinomate maestranze artigiane locali, come la manifattura di Guglielmo Ghidini, si può intuire come il Vezzosi fosse una figura di primo piano nel panorama artistico regionale".. .

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        The Uncommercial Traveller

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition. Half-Leather. 12mo, 264 pages, 32 pages of ads at rear, dated December 1860. Bound by Reviere in 3/4 red morocco over cloth; raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt; top edge gilt; marbled end papers. Original cloth bound in at rear; unobtrusive professional repair to upper joint; internally clean. A very good copy, with slight darkening to spine.

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        Historically important War-date Autographed Endorsement Signed

      New York 1861 - General Fremont authorizes Major [Simon] Stevens to procure for him a gun shipment of 113 Cases of Rifles -- while they simultaneously participate in the "Hall Carbine Affair." This endorsement was written on the back of a two page handwritten letter from H. Livingstock & Co., Importers and Custom Agents, New York City, August 21, 1861, who notify Fremont, in part: ".Mr. Henry Steven's goes to France, and shall ship to you from there by the Steamer Brewer 113 Cases of Rifles, if not by this vessel he will do so by the next one from Southampton -- the goods to be consigned to Wells, Fargo & Co.In relation to the Rifles, it will be necessary to have an order from the Secretary of the Treasury, to land these free of duty if they are intended for the Government, we do not know how these Cases will be marked -- but the Department can order such are as for yourself to be landed free." Docketed by Gustavus Koerner: Will Major Stevens procure from Washington the necessary permit and find the things right forward - from - Headquarters -- Western Dept -- St. Louis -- August 27, 1861. Endorsed: J.C. Fremont -- Major Genl. Commanding. Note: at the very moment he authorized this gun purchase, Fremont and Stevens were participants involved in the "Hall Carbine Affair" whereby J.P. Morgan financed the purchase of 5000 surplus rifles at $3.50, which were resold back to the government for $22 each. Stevens was the broker who handled this transaction and Fremont was the purchaser! And there's an interesting twist to the story: though referred to as "Major Stevens," Simon Stevens never served in the military. He was appointed to this post on Fremont's staff as a Civilian Forwarding Agent in New York, looking after the Generals' purchases in Europe and the East. Weakness and small tears at the folds; two corners chipped. Very good(-) condition. American military officer, explorer, and first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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