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        Svenska Jägarförbundets Nya Tidskrift. Första årgången -24. årgången , från 1863-1886 inbundna två årgång i varje i gröna helklotband med halvfransk rygg; samt: årg 29-26 inbundna två år i varje. Därtill Register till årg. 1:a-20:e.c

      Samson&Wllin förlag, 1862. Inbunden bok. De första tolv banden lite ljusare gröna. Några med små skador i rygg och längst ner. De fyra senare årgångarna lite mörkare gröna band. Innehåller mängder med litografiska planscher.

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        A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields(1862). First Edition, Original green Z cloth, Binding D, no priority. BAL 20104 notes this binding only in green P cloth. Borst A1.1.a notes only copies in brown or purple cloth. The famous Second Issue of Thoreau's first book and, other than WALDEN, the only of his books published in his lifetime. There were 1000 sets of sheets printed at the author's expense in 1849. The book did not sell well, and in 1853 the 706 remaining copies (256 bound copies and 450 in sheets) were shipped back to Thoreau, prompting the author to remark, "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself." Over the years Thoreau occasionally sold or gave away copies. Ticknor & Fields purchased the remaining 145 bound copies and 450 unbound copies from Thoreau in 1862, publishing the book with a cancel title page and leaving the final leaf advertising the upcoming publication of WALDEN intact. As has often been noted, whoever owns a copy of this issue owns a copy once in Thoreau's library. This issue is scarcer than the First Issue of 1849, and with its personal association with Thoreau, it is quite desirable., Hardcover, A large, skimmed spot at the center of the front blank with slight effect on the title page is the only defect to this otherwise gorgeous copy. A spectacular example of this scarce book

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        Storia della Valle Lagarina.

      Monauni, Trento. 1862 - L’autore nacque a Sacco nel 1824 e morì a Trento nel 1873. La presente è la sua opera principale: nel primo volume tratta della storia antica della valle fino al dominio della Repubblica Veneta (1509), nel secondo analizza i tre periodi storici: signoria austriaca (1510-1796), guerra francese (1796-1815), e epoca austriaca dal 1815 al 1863. Esemplare completo della grande carta geografica a colori (molte volte ripiegata e inserita in busta in fine al secondo volume spesso mancante) intitolata: Topografia della Valle Lagarina desunta dalle migliori e più recenti carte topografiche del Trentino ad illustrare la storia della Valle Lagarina compilata e narrata per Raffaele Zotti socio dell’Accademia roveretana degli Agiati". Piacevole legatura coeva realizzata da Abriani di Trento (come da etichettina sui contropiatti posteriori) con dorsi a quattro nervi con fregi e titoli in oro e nero, piatti marmorizzati e tagli finemente e fittamente spruzzati. L’esemplare si vende completo di carta in copia a colori. Formato: 2 v. (520; 537 p.), 23 cm, m.p. coeva. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, piccoli difetti alla legatura, qualche fioritura.

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        HEURES DU MOYEN-AGE (copy customized to celebrate the marriage of Marie-Anne Froment-Meurice and Léon Lefebure); chromolithograph on paper, in French and Latin

      NEO-GOTHIC MASTERPIECE, CUSTOMIZED TO CELEBRATE A PRESTIGIOUS MARRIAGE. Chromolithograph on paper, in French and Latin, France (Paris), GRUEL-ENGELMANN, 1862 and January 1874. Dimensions 154 x 115 mm. 101 p, complete, RED RULING, gothic text, "ILLUMINATED" INITIALS on every text page with FULL BORDERS. BINDING: ORIGIONAL binding by GRUEL in light brown leather, blind tooled with Renaissance-style ornament including four roundels (Moses, St. Paul, King David, and St. Peter), full-color painting of St. Anne and the Virgin Mary done in oils, lettered "S. Anna mater matris dei,"on the back cover a monogram including the letters "M. F. L," surrounded by Renaissance ornament in gold with two full-color cherubs at the top, rounded spine with five raised bands outlined in blind, lettered "GRUEL" in gold at the bottom, gilt edges with paintings of lilies of the valley and blue bells, two brass clasps by JULES WIESE (his mark, "JW" between two stars visible on the back of the clasps), fastening back to front, enameled in red, blue, and white and set with two red glass gems, inside front and back covers framed with double gold filets and lined with blue watered silk, blue silk ribbon place marker (detached at the top), in nearly pristine condition apart from a few small stains on both covers. ILLUSTRATION: The calendar pages are decorated with roundels of the zodiac, and the labors of the month. Every page includes a full border, some inspired by medieval borders (in a wide range of styles), and others original creations by the artist who worked on this book (see for example the "oriental"-style border on p. 107). The artist, EDOUARD JEAN_BAPTISE MOREAU (1825-1878) was a miniature painter and draftsmen. He studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts and with H. Lehmann, and appeared at the Salon de Paris from 1848 to 1875 with gouaches and miniatures on parchment usually treating historical subjects. Here he is drawing inspiration from a very wide range of Books of Hours dating from the early fifteenth into the sixteenth century from across Europe (France, the Low Countries, and Italy). PROVENANCE: This was customized to celebrate the marriage of Marie-Anne Froment-Meurice and Léon Lefebure in January 1874. This is the first edition of the prayer book, Heures du Moyen Age, published by Gruel-Engelmann in Paris in 1862, the famous firm of binders, printers, and publishers. Later, it was in a private European collection (descent through the Lefebure family). Condition: in almost pristine condition apart from slight foxing to front endleaves, and rare and very light foxing to a few internal leaves. Full description and photographs available. (BOH 143)

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        Jefferson and The American Democracy

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1862. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        Opere Complete Iliade, Tragedie,Drammi e Cantate,Epistolario, Dedicatorie, Frammenti indediti Pulzella D’Orleans

      F.Rossi Romano, Napoli 1862 - 1 volume in 8, pp 840, rilegatura mezza pelle, titoli e fregi oro, ritratto autore all’antiporta, prima edizione napoletana completa, lettera a E.Napoleone vicerè d’Italia. Esemplare fresco e nitido. 1 volume in 8°, pp 840, half-leather binding, gilt titles and ornaments, portrait of the author on the frontispiece, first complete Napolitan edition, letter to E. Napoleon viceroy of Italy, fresh and sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Prince Ludwig II, King of Bavaria and his 3 year younger brother Prince Otto.

      ca. 1862/1863. Original photograph, cabinetcard, albumen print, 11,3 x 17,1 cm. Ludwig II (German: Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; English: Louis Otto Frederick William; 25 August 1845 - 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. He is sometimes called the Swan King, Mad King Ludwig or der Märchenkönig (the 'Fairy Tale King'). He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia. He succeeded to the throne aged 18. Two years later Bavaria and Austria fought a war against Prussia, which they lost. However, in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 Bavaria sided with Prussia against France, and after the Prussian victory it became part of the new German Empire led by Prussia. Though Bavaria retained a degree of autonomy on some matters within the new German Reich, Ludwig increasingly withdrew from day-to-day affairs of state in favour of extravagant artistic and architectural projects. He commissioned the construction of two lavish palaces and the Neuschwanstein Castle, and was a devoted patron of the composer Richard Wagner. Ludwig spent all his royal revenues (although not state funds) on these projects, borrowed extensively, and defied all attempts by his ministers to restrain him. This extravagance was used against him to declare him insane, an accusation which has since come under scrutiny. Today, his architectural and artistic legacy includes many of Bavaria's most important tourist attractions. Born in Nymphenburg Palace (today located in suburban Munich), he was the elder son of Maximilian II of Bavaria (then Bavarian Crown Prince) of the House of Wittelsbach, and his wife Princess Marie of Prussia. His parents intended to name him Otto, but his grandfather, Ludwig I of Bavaria, insisted that his grandson be named after him, since their common birthday, 25 August, is the feast day of Saint Louis IX of France, patron saint of Bavaria. His younger brother, born three years later, was named Otto. Like many young heirs in an age when kings governed most of Europe, Ludwig was continually reminded of his royal status. King Maximilian wanted to instruct both of his sons in the burdens of royal duty from an early age. Ludwig was both extremely indulged and severely controlled by his tutors and subjected to a strict regimen of study and exercise. There are some who point to these stresses of growing up in a royal family as the causes for much of his odd behavior as an adult. Ludwig was not close to either of his parents. King Maximilian's advisers had suggested that on his daily walks he might like, at times, to be accompanied by his future successor. The King replied, "But what am I to say to him? After all, my son takes no interest in what other people tell him." Later, Ludwig would refer to his mother as "my predecessor's consort". He was far closer to his grandfather, the deposed and notorious King Ludwig I, who came from a family of eccentrics. Ludwig's childhood years did have happy moments. He lived for much of the time at Castle Hohenschwangau, a fantasy castle his father had built near the Alpsee (Alp Lake) near Füssen. It was decorated in the Gothic Revival style with many frescoes depicting heroic German sagas. The family also visited Lake Starnberg. As an adolescent, Ludwig became close friends with his aide de camp, Prince Paul, a member of Bavaria's wealthy Thurn und Taxis family. The two young men rode together, read poetry aloud, and staged scenes from the Romantic operas of Richard Wagner. The friendship ended when Paul became engaged in 1866. During his youth Ludwig also initiated a lifelong friendship with his cousin, Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria, later Empress of Austria. - - - Otto (Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar von Wittelsbach; 27 April 1848 - 11 October 1916), was King of Bavaria from 1886 to 1913. However, he never actively reigned due to severe mental illness; his uncle, Luitpold, and cousin, Ludwig, served as regents. Ludwig deposed him in 1913 a day after the legislature passed a law allowing him to do so, becoming king in his own right. He was the son of Maximilian II and his wife, Marie of Prussia, and younger brother of Ludwig II. King Otto of Bavaria is not to be confused with King Otto of Greece, who was his uncle and godfather. Prince Otto was born on 27 April 1848, two months premature, in the Munich Residenz. His parents were King Maximilian II of Bavaria and Marie of Prussia. His uncle King Otto I of Greece served as his godfather. Otto had an older brother, the Crown Prince Ludwig. They spent most of their childhood with servants and teachers at Hohenschwangau Castle. Their parents were distant and formal and had little time for them and Ludwig had a tendency to lord it over Otto. Their parents were aware that Otto and Ludwig didn't like them much, but they made no effort to win the children over. Their parents were at such a loss about what to say to Otto and Ludwig that they often ignored and even avoided them. Their mother did take an interest in what the brothers wore: she ordered that Ludwig should always be dressed in blue while Otto should always wear red. Their father was strict with the brothers, particularly Ludwig, the heir to the throne. Between 1853 and 1863, the brothers spent their summer holidays at the Royal Villa in Berchtesgaden, which had been specially built for their father. Otto served in the Bavarian army from 1863. He was appointed sub-lieutenant on 27 April 1863 and admitted to the Cadet Corps on 1 March 1864. On 26 May 1864, he was promoted to full lieutenant. On 10 March 1864, Otto's father died and his brother Ludwig succeeded as King of Bavaria. Between 18 June and 15 July 1864, the two brothers received state visits by the emperors of Austria and Russia. Otto was promoted to Captain on 27 April 1866 and entered active military service in the Royal Bavarian Infantry Guards. He participated in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and as colonel in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. His experiences on the battlefield traumatized him and caused him to suffer from depression and insomnia. When Wilhelm I was proclaimed German Emperor on 18 January 1871 at the Palace of Versailles, Prince Otto and his uncle Luitpold represented King Ludwig II, who refused to participate. Otto then criticized the celebration as ostentatious and heartless in a letter to his brother. Ludwig and Otto despised their ambitious Prussian relatives and cordially disliked their Prussian mother, so they were appalled by the creation of the new German Empire. Ludwig and Otto's hostility was no secret to the Prussian government. Otto and Ludwig were often seen together during the early years of Ludwig's reign but they became estranged over time. Ludwig was shy and introverted and eventually became a recluse while Otto was cheerful, outgoing and extroverted until the Franco-Prussian War. In 1868, Otto received the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception, the house order of the House of Wittelsbach. In 1869, he joined the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, on the initiative of Cardinal Karl-August von Reisach. (Wikipedia). KEYWORDS:photo/münchen/germany

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        Les misérables

      Parisian first edition published three days after that of Brussels. False mention of eighth edition for the first 6 volumes, the last 4, ie volumes 7 to 10 without any mention.Binding semi morbid red morocco contemporary. Back with nerves adorned with fat and lean, golden and cold fillets. Together fresh, freckles. Nice series pleasantly connected.In order to make a point on the various judgments of the bibliographers: While Vicaire indicates that the French edition is the true original, Clouzot affirming that the two are original, it must be specified that the Belgian edition was published three days before (the 31 March for Brussels and April 3 for Paris), but the truth is not a story of date. Lacroix is ​​the publisher of Hugo, Pagnerre is only the depository in Paris, which explains the presence of the name of Lacroix behind the false title, together with that of Lacroix. It is also known that the work was to appear in all major capitals at the same time, which happened in a few days. For the question of the mentions, this is probably quite simple: for commercial reasons of cost we proceeded to a single draw, some with mentions, others not, in order to distribute them during the year as if each time it was new editions. We understand Clouzot saying that an edition without mention is more desirable, because it seems to have been earlier, but in fact, and to sell, when the title pages without mention have been exhausted we sold in the disorder these pages of titles with mention or not, and very often copies were made bearing various mentions (the composition of our copy shows it well, without mention and eighth for the first 6), it is however true that the copies without mention were the first put in sale, and that editions with mention have title pages in red and black, to make them appear as new editions. Pagnerre Paris 1862 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in-8 (14,5x23,5cm) reliés

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        Curiosities of Occult Literature. [Author's annotated copy].

      8. XI, 275 pages plus 11 pages of a travel manuscript to Palestine in the rear of the volume (dates from 1862-1863). Original Hardcover (blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine: "Occult Literature 1878 M.S.S.". Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Exlibris of Marci H. Huthwaite to front pastedown. Interleaved volume with multiple annotations by the author. Cooke's Curiosities of Occult Literature, interleaved, and extensively annotated by the author. The binding is in worn contemporary brown cloth with blind decorations and brown coated endpapers. Both printed text and interleaved pages show marginal browning. Bibliographically the book is not simple: the title page dates from 1863, but the binding is dated to 1878. In the years in between, and afterwards, the author has filled the interleaved pages with his jottings and annotations, meriting the description 'M.S.S.' - manuscript - on the spine. The book itself purports to be 'a plain, unvarnished tale' written in defence of his legal work and pamphleteering on behalf of astrology. In effect the 58 interleaved pages and marginal annotations unpack and amplify the author's opinions as expressed in the printed text. Thus the author appends a two page long explanation of the court case that set in train the book's narrative opposite the title page. It's not possible to do justice to the range and eccentricity of the manuscript interventions but instead to point to some highlights. At one extreme the author expands on the printed text with additional factual information, for example giving the address of a London phrenologist, additionally noting that it was 'in Piccadilly opposite St James's Church where the author's mother was baptised.' At the opposite extreme there are lengthy narrative interventions such as an account of the death of Mr White, a 'martyr' to astrology in the Isle of Wight and a lengthy excursus against Britain's 'secret police'. The author debates Robert Owen's complicated relationship with the establishment particularly the alarm this 'socialist' caused with his 'appearance at the Levee of Queen V[ictoria]' The astrological theme runs consistently through the annotations with exercises in astrological physiognomy as well as astrological tables and analyses of many of the people referred to in the text. To the rear of the book is an eight page diary of a trip to Palestine, undertaken by the author in 1862-3.

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        Leyes Fundamentales del Codigo Penal de la China, Ta-Tsing-Leu-Lee...

      1862. 1862 Criminal Code for the Chinese Community in Cuba [Cuba]. Staunton, Sir George [1737-1801], Translator. Escosura y Escossura, Francisco de la, Translator Into Spanish. Leyes Fundamentales del Codigo Penal de la China, Ta-Tsing-Leu-Lee o Las Leyes Fundamentales del Codigo Penal de la China, Con Escogidos Estatutos Suplementarios. Impreso y Publicado Originariamente en Pekin, Bajo la Sancion y Autoridad de Todos los Emperadores Ta-Tsing que Componen la Dinastia Actual. Traducido del Chino y Acompanado de un Apendice de Documentos Autenticos, Y Algunas Notas que Aclaran el Testo d ela Obra, Por Sir Jorge Tomas Staunton. Vertidas al Espanol por D. Francisco de la Escosura y Escosura. Havana: Imprenta del Gobierno y Capitania General por S.M., 1862. 308, XIII, [3]; 342, XIII pp. Two books in one volume, Book II has divisional title page and individual pagination. 4 folding tables. Quarto (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked, partial crack between half-title and title page of Book I. light toning to text, faint dampstains to a few leaves. Ex-library. Location label to spine, stamps and annotations to verso of title page of Book I. A rare title. $1,000. * First edition. Staunton was a lawyer, botanist and sinologist who worked for the East India Company. In 1793 he was appointed secretary to the British mission to the Chinese Imperial court. During that time he mastered the language and went on to produce an import three-volume account of mission. First published posthumously in 1810, Ta Tsing Leu Lee; Being the Fundamental Laws; and a Selection from the Supplementary Statutes, Of the Penal Code of China, the first English translation of a Chinese text, was another work that grew out of time in China. The 1862 Spanish translation was produced for the Cuban authorities, who applied the Chinese Criminal Code in cases involving members of Cuba's large Chinese community, one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere. A second edition was published in Madrid in 1884. Both are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition (Bibliotheca Nacional de Espana, University of Michigan). This edition not in Palau.

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        On Bandaging, and Other Operations of Minor Surgery

      Blanchard and Lea, Philadelphia 1862 - 8vo. 383 pp. Wood-engraved illustrations in text. Original sheep, black morocco lettering-piece. Provenance: T. J. Adams (early inkstamp and inscriptions on flyleaves). A fine copy of this Civil War-era surgical manual by the father of painter John Singer Sargent, revised from the 1848 first edition by the addition of a chapter on military surgery by W. F. Atlee. Also with a fine Civil War provenance, inscribed at Camp Shanks in Indianapolis, 27 February 1864, where the 119th Infantry (or 7th Cavalry) rendezvoused under John P. C. Shanks. A severe battle between the 119th and the enemy had taken place in Okalona, Mississippi just 5 days before Adams's inscription. The Preface states: "The merits of this work as a handy and convenient manual for reference in the field and hospital, have induced the publishers to add to it a chapter (the Ninth) on Gunshot Wounds, and such other subjects peculiar to Military Surgery as seemed requisite to adapt it more thoroughly to the wants of Army Surgeons. Owing to the absence of the Author in Europe, this has been prepared by Dr. W. F. Atlee. Philadelphia, March, 1862." See Rutkow, The History of Surgery in the United States, GS25 (first edition). Cordasco 60-1568. Binding slightly rubbed; occasional pale spotting From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Visit from Saint Nicholas

      New York: James G. Gregory, Publisher. N. Orr & Co. Engravers. C. A. Alvord, Printer, 1862. Wraps. Good to Very Good. Illustrated from drawings by F. O. C. Darley. Approximately 8" x 10.25". Complete with 12 unnumbered pages including the cover. Eight pastel-colored wood engravings. The front cover features a vignette of St. Nicholas along with the title in red and green, outlined in black. The rear cover features a vignette of a steaming wassail bowl with bottles and glasses along with greeting, "Merry Christmas to all." The binding has been lovingly resewn. The pages have some minor finger smudges. There is a short (.5") closed, marginal tear on the front cover, but no significant chips or tears.

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        The Blue Bird. A Fairy play in six acts by Maurice Maeterlinck. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.

      287 p. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, blaugrüner Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette sowie Kopfgoldschnitt der Einband insbesondere am Rücken leicht berieben, das obere Rückenkapital etwas angerissen, Buchblock sauber, auf dem Vorsatz vom Autor signiert -"Maeterlinck". Graf Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (* 29. August 1862 in Gent - + 6. Mai 1949 in Nizza) war ein belgischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker französischer Sprache. Er gilt mit seinen lyrischen Werken und Bühnenstücken darunter das Schauspiel Pelléas et Mélisande als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter des Symbolismus. Im Mittelpunkt dieser Arbeiten stand oftmals der Mensch in seiner Hilflosigkeit gegenüber dem Tod. 1911 erhielt Maeterlinck den Nobelpreis für Literatur.

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        Stoglav [The Stoglav, i.e. proceedings of the 1551 Synod]

      V Tipografii Gubernskogo Pravleniia, Kazan' 1862 - Octavo (23 × 14.5 cm). Contemporary quarter-calf with title to spine; red marbled paper boards; VII, 438, II pp. Book plate and shelf label of the Imperial Nikolaevsky Orphanage library in Gatchina, dissolved after the 1917 Revolution, and a later private bookplate. Boards lightly rubbed; light foxing throughout; a touch musty; good or better. First printed appearance in Russia of the full text of the "Stoglav" (literally: "hundred chapters"), which had previously only been printed in exile in a very small print run (London, 1860). In 1551, Ivan the Terrible "summoned a synod of the Russian Church to discuss the ritual practices that had grown up in Russia which did not conform with those of the Greek Church. The decrees issued by the Synod, known as the Stoglav, rule that they were all correct. This unilaterial decision shocked many of the Orthodox. The monks of Athos protested and the Russian monks there regarded the decisions of the synods as invalid" (Runciman, The Great Church in Captivity, p. 329). The text of the Stoglav takes the form of a series of questions by the Tsar, followed by the answers of the Orthodox clergy. It formed the basic set of rules of day-to-day life of the Muscovite clergy and was circulated through numerous manuscript copies. Its content touched not only questions of Church dogma, but also of socio-economic and political concern. A number of the decisions of the Stoglav were revised by a council convened in 1666-1667, especially those which concerned the practices of the Old Believers, such as the two-finger sign of the cross. The first printed edition of the text appeared in London in 1860 and, according to the preface in the Kazan' edition, it was full of textual errors and "rarer than the manuscripts of the Stoglav themselves" (VI). This new edition is based on a number of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century copies. Although the text is now generally considered to be an authentic document approved by the members of the Synod, it was long thought to be a later forgery or, at least, a falsification by one of the attendants. The editors of the present edition also stress the inauthenticity of the Stoglav, while insisting on its value for studying the history of the Orthodox Church. Quite scarce, with KVK, OCLC only showing the copies at Harvard and Helsinki University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VISCHER'S VIEWS OF CALIFORNIA. THE MAMMOTH TREE GROVE, CALAVERAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. AND ITS AVENUES

      San Francisco: Drawn and published by Edward Vischer [lithographed by Kuchel, printed by Nagel], 1862. 4pp. text, plus additional leaf listing information for plates X, XI, and XII, letterpress index mounted on rear pastedown as issued. Lithographed title on card (repeated and mounted on front pastedown as issued), twelve lithographed plates on card containing twenty-five mounted lithographed illustrations. Small folio. Contents loose as issued. Original blue cloth portfolio with a small metal binder's label attached to the rear board, reading "Buswell & Co. SF." Binding straps perished, minor wear and light soiling to boards. Pastedowns and one text leaf toned, other text leaves edge-worn, scattered foxing, early 20th-century bookplate on rear endpaper. Overall, very good. The first edition, second issue of Edward Vischer's great work on the Mammoth Grove trees of California. Vischer migrated from Germany to Mexico at the age of nineteen and worked with the commercial house of Heinrich Virmond. Dispatched to California in 1842, he became enamored of the area and returned to San Francisco in 1847, working as a merchant and agent for foreign companies during the Gold Rush. A talented amateur artist, Vischer began to sketch the California scenery he encountered. "In 1861 he visited the Calaveras Big Trees....In 1862 he published a portfolio of a dozen lithographed plates of sketches made on his trip" - Peters. This would be his first published work. Apparently unsatisfied with the way lithography captured his original drawings, Vischer republished the work with albumen photographs of his original drawings. Both versions are very rare. Currey & Kruska cite three issues of the lithographed version; the present example is their second issue, with the lithographed title plate reading "...9 Plates With 22 Engravings" but consisting of twelve plates with twenty- five engravings. This is, effectively, a transitional state between Currey & Kruska's first and third issues, with the full complement of plates and engravings of the third issue and with the extra leaf of text containing the description of the additional plates, but with the first issue of the lithographed title plate (repeated and mounted on front pastedown as issued). The cloth portfolio on this copy is intriguing, as well. Usually issued in a brown cloth portfolio with gilt titles on the upper cover, this copy of Vischer is housed in a simple blue cloth binding produced by Buswell & Co., an early San Francisco bookbinder. Alexander Buswell was active in San Francisco from about 1856 until 1905, when his bindery was likely destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco fire. Obviously produced specifically for this work, with the correct lithographed plates mounted to the endpapers, the reason for the different binding on this copy from others we've seen escapes us at present. The bookplate on the rear endpaper belongs to George Cary; the most prominent George Cary was a major architect from Buffalo, N.Y. most widely known for his designs for the Pan American Exposition of 1901. An excellent example of Vischer's great lithographed work on Mammoth Grove. COWAN, p.662. CURREY & KRUSKA 376 (second issue). FARQUHAR 5. HOWES V132, "b." STREETER SALE 2877. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.198-202.

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        Portrait of Prince Ludwig II, King of Bavaria and his 3 year younger brother Prince Otto.

      ca. 1862/1863. Original photograph, cabinetcard, albumen print, 11,3 x 17,1 cm. Ludwig II (German: Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; English: Louis Otto Frederick William; 25 August 1845 - 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. He is sometimes called the Swan King, Mad King Ludwig or der Märchenkönig (the 'Fairy Tale King'). He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia. He succeeded to the throne aged 18. Two years later Bavaria and Austria fought a war against Prussia, which they lost. However, in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 Bavaria sided with Prussia against France, and after the Prussian victory it became part of the new German Empire led by Prussia. Though Bavaria retained a degree of autonomy on some matters within the new German Reich, Ludwig increasingly withdrew from day-to-day affairs of state in favour of extravagant artistic and architectural projects. He commissioned the construction of two lavish palaces and the Neuschwanstein Castle, and was a devoted patron of the composer Richard Wagner. Ludwig spent all his royal revenues (although not state funds) on these projects, borrowed extensively, and defied all attempts by his ministers to restrain him. This extravagance was used against him to declare him insane, an accusation which has since come under scrutiny. Today, his architectural and artistic legacy includes many of Bavaria's most important tourist attractions. Born in Nymphenburg Palace (today located in suburban Munich), he was the elder son of Maximilian II of Bavaria (then Bavarian Crown Prince) of the House of Wittelsbach, and his wife Princess Marie of Prussia. His parents intended to name him Otto, but his grandfather, Ludwig I of Bavaria, insisted that his grandson be named after him, since their common birthday, 25 August, is the feast day of Saint Louis IX of France, patron saint of Bavaria. His younger brother, born three years later, was named Otto. Like many young heirs in an age when kings governed most of Europe, Ludwig was continually reminded of his royal status. King Maximilian wanted to instruct both of his sons in the burdens of royal duty from an early age. Ludwig was both extremely indulged and severely controlled by his tutors and subjected to a strict regimen of study and exercise. There are some who point to these stresses of growing up in a royal family as the causes for much of his odd behavior as an adult. Ludwig was not close to either of his parents. King Maximilian's advisers had suggested that on his daily walks he might like, at times, to be accompanied by his future successor. The King replied, "But what am I to say to him? After all, my son takes no interest in what other people tell him." Later, Ludwig would refer to his mother as "my predecessor's consort". He was far closer to his grandfather, the deposed and notorious King Ludwig I, who came from a family of eccentrics. Ludwig's childhood years did have happy moments. He lived for much of the time at Castle Hohenschwangau, a fantasy castle his father had built near the Alpsee (Alp Lake) near Füssen. It was decorated in the Gothic Revival style with many frescoes depicting heroic German sagas. The family also visited Lake Starnberg. As an adolescent, Ludwig became close friends with his aide de camp, Prince Paul, a member of Bavaria's wealthy Thurn und Taxis family. The two young men rode together, read poetry aloud, and staged scenes from the Romantic operas of Richard Wagner. The friendship ended when Paul became engaged in 1866. During his youth Ludwig also initiated a lifelong friendship with his cousin, Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria, later Empress of Austria. - - - Otto (Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar von Wittelsbach; 27 April 1848 - 11 October 1916), was King of Bavaria from 1886 to 1913. However, he never actively reigned due to severe mental illness; his uncle, Luitpold, and cousin, Ludwig, served as regents. Ludwig deposed him in 1913 a day after the legislature passed a law allowing him to do so, becoming king in his own right. He was the son of Maximilian II and his wife, Marie of Prussia, and younger brother of Ludwig II. King Otto of Bavaria is not to be confused with King Otto of Greece, who was his uncle and godfather. Prince Otto was born on 27 April 1848, two months premature, in the Munich Residenz. His parents were King Maximilian II of Bavaria and Marie of Prussia. His uncle King Otto I of Greece served as his godfather. Otto had an older brother, the Crown Prince Ludwig. They spent most of their childhood with servants and teachers at Hohenschwangau Castle. Their parents were distant and formal and had little time for them and Ludwig had a tendency to lord it over Otto. Their parents were aware that Otto and Ludwig didn't like them much, but they made no effort to win the children over. Their parents were at such a loss about what to say to Otto and Ludwig that they often ignored and even avoided them. Their mother did take an interest in what the brothers wore: she ordered that Ludwig should always be dressed in blue while Otto should always wear red. Their father was strict with the brothers, particularly Ludwig, the heir to the throne. Between 1853 and 1863, the brothers spent their summer holidays at the Royal Villa in Berchtesgaden, which had been specially built for their father. Otto served in the Bavarian army from 1863. He was appointed sub-lieutenant on 27 April 1863 and admitted to the Cadet Corps on 1 March 1864. On 26 May 1864, he was promoted to full lieutenant. On 10 March 1864, Otto's father died and his brother Ludwig succeeded as King of Bavaria. Between 18 June and 15 July 1864, the two brothers received state visits by the emperors of Austria and Russia. Otto was promoted to Captain on 27 April 1866 and entered active military service in the Royal Bavarian Infantry Guards. He participated in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and as colonel in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. His experiences on the battlefield traumatized him and caused him to suffer from depression and insomnia. When Wilhelm I was proclaimed German Emperor on 18 January 1871 at the Palace of Versailles, Prince Otto and his uncle Luitpold represented King Ludwig II, who refused to participate. Otto then criticized the celebration as ostentatious and heartless in a letter to his brother. Ludwig and Otto despised their ambitious Prussian relatives and cordially disliked their Prussian mother, so they were appalled by the creation of the new German Empire. Ludwig and Otto's hostility was no secret to the Prussian government. Otto and Ludwig were often seen together during the early years of Ludwig's reign but they became estranged over time. Ludwig was shy and introverted and eventually became a recluse while Otto was cheerful, outgoing and extroverted until the Franco-Prussian War. In 1868, Otto received the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception, the house order of the House of Wittelsbach. In 1869, he joined the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, on the initiative of Cardinal Karl-August von Reisach. (Wikipedia). KEYWORDS:photo/münchen/germany.

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        ADVERTISING ENVELOPE FOR VAN AMBURGH'S MAMMOTH MENAGERIE AND GREAT MORAL EXHIBITION WITH A LETTER FROM ITS BUSINESS MANAGER AND FUTURE OWNER, HYATT FROST; Two-page letter from Hyatt Frost to his business manager, W. W. Thomas, discussing financial matters related to the family farm and his brother, Eli

      New Philadelphia, Ohio, 1862. Unbound. Very good. This two-page letter, written by Hyatt Frost of Van Amburgh's Circus, discusses financial matters related to the Frost family farm in Harrisburg, Indiana, and Hyatt's brother Eli, who also-on occasion-worked for the Van Amburgh show. The letter is enclosed in a Van Amburgh advertising envelope that features an ornate circus bandwagon drawn by a dozen horses. The letter is dated 25 August 1862. The cover is franked with a 3-cent rose Washington stamp (Scott #65) that is tied to the envelope by a circular "New Philad. O." postmark dated August 26. Isaac Van Amburgh, who started out cleaning animal cages, became the world's first lion tamer and made a fortune by the age of twenty-three. He used his money establish traveling menagerie of his own, and by the early 1860s it had become one of the largest, and arguably the best, circuses in the United States. Some accounts claim that Hyatt and Eli Frost first became involved in circus work when in 1838 they assisted their cousin, Albert Townsend, an elephant keeper for June, Titus, Angevine & Company. By 1849, Hyatt was running a one-wagon sideshow for Van Amburgh that, capitalizing on the Gold Rush, featured a "big bug of California" (actually and armadillo). Hyatt and Eli Frost eventually held a variety of jobs in the Van Amburgh show. Eli, who continued to run the family farm in Harrisburg, Indiana, spent a number of years maintaining Van Amburgh's equipment and taking tickets. Hyatt served as Van Amburgh's press agent and show manager. It's possible that by the late 1850s Hyatt had become part-owner of the menagerie, and upon Amburgh's death in 1865, he became the show's sole proprietor. In 1866, Hyatt entered into a partnership with P. T. Barnum (whose New York museum had just been destroyed by fire) and together established a combined Barnum and Van Amburgh Museum and Menagerie at 539-541 Broadway. Tragically, almost all of the show's animals and equipment were destroyed by another spectacular fire in 1868.

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        Les Misérables. Authorized English translation (copyright). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 3 vols.

      Hurst & Blackett. 1862 - Half titles, 8pp ads vol. III. Orig. purple pebble-grained cloth, borders blocked in blind, spines blocked & lettered in gilt; v. sl. rubbing to spines. Booklabel of Christopher C. Geest in each vol. A v.g. bright set in custom-made green cloth foldover box. Les Misérables, 1862; begun in 1845, but interrupted by the Revolution of 1848. The FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, translated by F.C.L. Wraxhall, published simultaneously with the first French edition. According to Davidson, editions appeared concurrently in Paris, Brussels, London, Leipzig, Milan, Madrid, Perth & Rotterdam. See Wolff 3339 & 3339a. Only two copies listed on Copac, at Cambridge and TCD; the BL does however record a copy. OCLC adds NLS and five copies in the States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sulla Condizione Attuale Degl'Israeliti. ["On the Current State of the Jews."]

      Corfu Tipografia Jonia 1862 - Italian, with some Hebrew (in rabbinic letters). 8vo, 14 pp., Recent boards. Through this sermon, delivered on Easter 1861, Rabbi D. Bachi reflects on the present Jew's condition by recalling the history of the Jewish population. His speech takes a strong stance against those who, in prosperous times, forget God's law, simply to be carried away instead by power, riches or mundane wishes. He urges a move back towards religion. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WAR TELEGRAM MARKING MAP [caption title]

      Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1862. Large lithographic poster, 38 x 26 inches. Backed with later paper. Old fold lines, some minor soiling and wear. Minor loss at a few folds. Nearly very good. A handsome and large-scale map of Virginia, from Norfolk to Lynchburg and north to Baltimore and Harper's Ferry. The explanatory cartouche indicates, "The extraordinary large scale on which this map is drawn has been adapted to make it just what we designed it to be, namely, 1st. The most distinct map ever published of the whole Virginia Territory; 2nd. A Marking Map, that is a map to mark the change of positions of the Union Forces in red pencil and the Rebel Forces in blue, on the receipt of every telegram from the seat of war; for this latter purpose we want plenty of space and a distinctness combined with enough detail, not to crowd but to enable us to follow the march of the army as advised by the telegrams. The pencils which we also furnish should be used with a light hand to enable obliterating the marks with the aid of a little soft bread, if found necessary. These peculiarities combined with extreme cheapness will make this Map a welcome companion to every person interested in the pending struggle of our nation."

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        A Memoir of Duncan Wallace, Being A Narrative of his Voyages, Shipwrecks, Travels and Battles by Sea and by Land, During a period of eighty-three years, dictated by himself. Written and Collated by Thomas Kirkup

      John Bell, Newcastle-On-Tyne 1862 - Minor foxing. Half calf with ruled Morocco label. Raised bands. Marbled boards. A nice copy.; 10mo; v, 210, x pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit mehrfach wiederholtem Namenszug.

      [Schwerin, um 1862]. - Partitur (2 Bll., 7 SS.) und Stimmen (3, 3, 3, 3 SS.). Cremefarbener Seidenband mit Deckelprägung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Folio. Kalligraphische Reinschrift seiner "Motette für die kirchliche Confirmationsfeier seiner königlichen Hoheit des Kronprinzen von Hannover componirt nach Worten der heiligen Schrift für Sopran, Alt, Tenor und Bass (Chor)" op. 73 ("Wer mich bekennet vor den Menschen [.]". Entgegen dem Titeltext ist die vorliegende Niederschrift für Sopran I, Sopran II, Tenor und Baß. Geschrieben für Kronprinz Ernst August von Hannover (1845-1923) und gewidmet seiner Mutter Maria. - Friedrich Kücken, ein Schüler von Simon Sechter und Jacques Fromental Halévy, zählt zu den bekanntesten Liedkomponisten des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Vermutlich ungedruckt.

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        TAVOLOZZA - ED. GAETANO BRIGOLA, I ed. 1862

      Presso Gaetano Brigola - Milano, I edizione 1862. Rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Ex-Libris al risguardo. Lievissime fioriture del tempo a poche pagine ma freschissimo. Timbro di vecchia appartenenza all'occhietto e in sigla al frontespizio e in basso all'ultima pagina. 17,5x24,5; pp.278. Opera appartenente alla "Scapigliatura". Rara edizione originale dell'opera prima di uno dei più rappresentativi scapigliati lombardi. Ottimo stato.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1862,16th Edition (Smith 16/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1862 Lillywhite Guide. Winter Edition and #16 in Smiths 24. (not sure how winter is before spring but it is) 16th Edition to the front Cover. It is in original covers, the covers are a bit dark with tape to the edges. The rear cover has been replaced by pages 103/104 , the last page, so that is repeated! Internally it is nice. Some foxing and odd pencil mark and light crease.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Illustrated with Photographic Views of Biblical Scenery from Nature to Birth

      London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode , 1862. Morocco, with decorative brass clasp and corners. Gilt edges and title to spine. Complete with 20 mounted albumen photographs by Francis Frith. Chromolithograph frontis and additional title. 33cm x 27cm. Binding slightly rubbed. Some foxing, mainly to margins of mounted photographs. A wonderful bible. A very heavy book, additional postage will be required for orders outside the UK to cover the cost of Tracked Airmail. (bs121). Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Frith, Francis.

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        The Circuiteer. A Series of Distance Maps for All the Principal Towns in the United Kingdom. Invented by J. Friederichs to Serve as a Guide for Ascertaining Cab Fares, Porterage, &c.&c. . No. 1 London.

      1862 - London, c.1862. Colour lithograph, 490 x 670mm. A very interesting map of London in which the city has been divided into circles in order to work out cab and porterage fares using a device invented by Friedrichs. Each circle represents a half-mile in diameter to allow the reader to ascertain the distance between two places. HYDE 80.

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        Les Misérables … A Novel

      New York: Carleton (late Rudd & Carleton),, 1862. Translated from the original French by Chas E. Wilbour. 5 volumes in 1, octavo (228 x 140 mm). Contemporary half calf, red morocco label, compartments ruled in blind and gilt, raised bands elaborately decorated in gilt, marbled paper boards, brown endpapers, marbled edges. Bound without the publisher's notices to the front and the rear advertisements as often. Printed in double column. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper dated 1902, faint ownership signature to title page of Saint Denis. Extremities a little worn, hinges gently cracked but firm, contents lightly tanned with occasional minor spotting and two nicks to upper edges of leaves 9.7 and 10.6 of Saint Denis, otherwise a very good copy. First US edition and first edition in English of Les Misérables, published within months of the first French edition. Carleton Publishing Company advertised Charles E. Wilbour's translation of Hugo's masterpiece as "the acknowledged literary event of the century" in the New York Times, and each of the five individual volumes was offered at 50 cents in paper covers and $1.00 in the original cloth binding (Moore, p. 240). The authorised British translation by Lascelles Wraxall appeared several months later in October 1862.

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        Sängerfest in Speyer im Jahre 1868 ('Erinnerung an das Pfälzische Sängerfest in Speyer am 24. u. 25. August 1862').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Th. Melsbach b. Carl Thieme in Kirchheimbolanden, 1862, 48 x 33,5 Sammelblatt mit Bordüren und Ansichten der Stadt Speyer sowie Sängerhalle von außen und innen, Pavillion und Allegorien. - Seltenes Blatt zum Sängerfest in Speyer am 24. und 25. August 1862.

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        Das neue Museum in Berlin

      Ernst & Korn 1862 Ernst & Korn, Berlin, 1862. 6 Blatt Text, 23 (von 24) lose gestochene und lithographierte Tafeln davon 9 farbig, original broschierter Schutzumschlag, Imperialfolio ( 56,5 x 42,0 cm), (teils stärker stockfleckig / Umschlag ausgebessert) - Stülers Sammlung architektonischer Entwürfe 1. Nicht im Berliner Ornamentstichkat. Nachdem Stüler 1827/28 die Bauleitung für Schinkels Umbau des Palais Prinz Karl übernehmen durfte, begann sein rascher Aufstieg in der Baubeamtenlaufbahn. Als Nachfolger Schinklers ist er zunächst zusammen mit Perseus und nach dessem Tode 1845 alleiniger Berater des Königs, entscheidend ist jedoch die enge freundschatliche Bindung an Driedrich Wilhelm IV. durch diese einflußreiche Stellung wird Stüler für Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts zum fahrenden Meister der preußischen Bauschule. Der Plan für die Gesamtbebauung der Berliner Museumsinsel zeigt deutlich die Bindungen an Schinkel und gilt wohl als sein Hauptwerk - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Architektur/ Innenarchitektur

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        A HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND MARTYRDOM OF PAUL MICHI, JAMES CHISAI, AND JOHN SOAN

      Dublin 1862, Duffy. Purple bebbled cloth, very clean, spine head a bit worn, covers a bit faded,else a clean bright copy gold stamped decorations & spine title, 186p., 9.5 x 15 cm., engraved frontis. OBSCUE FIRST & ONLY RARE ORIGINAL EDITION Translated from the Italian by a Catholic priest. Covers biographies of three Japanese martyrs, some of whom were nobility in Japan. Their entry into the Society of Jesus, their activities as missionaries and apostolic preaching within Japan, even though forbidden by Shogun Nobunaga. PART I: 1. Life of the Holy Martyr, Paul Michi, his country, birth & childhood. 2. is education in the seminary of the nobles in Anzuciama. 3.Paul runs a great risk of his life during the sack of Anzuciama. He pursues his studies. 4. He enters the Society of Jesus, and applies himself to the acquirement of human and divine knowledge. 5. His missionary labors and apostolic preaching. 6. His writings and publications in defense of the faith. 7. A short account of his religious virtues. 8. Life of the holy Martyr John Soan or de Goto. His country and birth. Goes into voluntary exile for the faith. 9. Asks to be received into the Society. Is made Catechist. System of selecting them. His labours with Father Peter de Morecon. Part 2: Passion and death of the three Holy Martyrs. See scans of the balance of the copious contents on our website. Work with Father Peter De Morecon. The passion and death of the holy Japanese martyrs. Foundation of Christianity in Japan, early account of the Portuguese discovery of Japan. How the "Taico-sama" [Shogun] sentenced the Japanese Christians to death by crucification on crosses. The Japanese executioner cut off an ear of each of the 24 martyrs, exposure to public derision in the streets of Miyako [old Kyoto]. Father Organtion's sentiments on receiving the ear of each. Conveyed from Kyoto to Nagasaki for execution of sentence. A total 26 Japanese Christian martyrs were crucified. Their blood became the seed of vast numbers of conversions among the Japanese. Decrees canonizing the martyrs. Last section contains Decrees. REFERENCES: WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ti%3AA+HISTORY+OF+THE+LIVES +AND+MARTYRDOM+OF+PAUL+MICHI%2C+JAMES+++&qt=advanced&dblist= 638 .

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        An Account of the Colony of South Australia prepared for Distribution at the International Exhibition of 1862. Together with a Catalogue of all the Products of South Australia exhibited in the South Australian Court of the International Exhibition

      Adelaide, W.C. Cox, Government Printer, 1862. Octavo, vi, 99 pages plus a large folding map (740 x 635 mm). Original papered boards slightly rubbed and very slightly worn at the extremities and bumped at the front bottom corner; spine slightly sunned, with minimal loss to silverfish in one spot and trifling chipping and wear to both ends; front endpaper creased where it is in contact with the folds of the frontispiece map; expert repair to a long tear to the stub panel of the map, with tiny splits to some creases also closed; an excellent copy of a book so often found lacking the map - and rarely encountered in the fragile original binding. This copy is more desirable still by virtue of its provenance - it has the armorial bookplates of the notable South Australians Sir Henry Ayers (on the pastedown) and Edward Angas Johnson (on the flyleaf) - and we purchased it from the estate of Dr Hedley Marston FRS.

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        GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS.... WITH TWO DESIGNS BY D. G. ROSSETTI

      Cambridge & London: Macmillan & Co., 1862. First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), handsomely bound by Riviere & Son (stamped in gilt to lower front dentelle) in full royal blue crushed morocco w/gilt borders to covers, gilt decorations & title w/5 raised bands to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), elaborate gilt dentelles, marbled ep.s, the original covers & spine cloth w/gilt title & design by D.G. Rossetti laid in to rear, 192 (vii) pp. w/frontis by C.J. Faulkner ("Buy from us with a golden curl" signed "MMF&Co") & prelim title by W.J. Linton ("Golden head by golden head" signed "WJL"), both after D.G. Rossetti. Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London. With the elaborate colour bookplate of C.A. Graham to fr. pastedown. Binding Near-Fine (minor rubbing to extremities); contents Near-Fine (extra binder's leaves sl. foxed). Macmillan 95, Rossetti 3 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.3, Colbeck 4, de Beaumont 342, Goldman 363, Ives A3.1.

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        A WONDER-BOOK for Girls and Boys. With illustrative engravings.

      London. Henry G. Bohn. 1862. Hardcover. vi, 213 pages. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt All edges gilt. Octavo. 18 x 12 cm. First English edition. Prize bookplate; very light rubbing at head & heel of spine; small brown mark from a pressed flower on one page; else a else a near fine copy. The English edition is significantly scarcer than the American.

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        Handbuch der Lehre von den Knochenbrüchen. 2 Bände (=Teil 1 und Teil 2, Lieferung 1-2) (all publ.).

      Hamm und Berlin, G.Grot'sche Buchhandlung (C.Müller), 1862/1864/1865, 8, XVI, 800 pp. 960 pp., 301 Holzschnitte, 2 feine Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe eines Standardwerkes der Frakturenbehandlung aus der Feder des bekannten Chirurgen und Medizinhistorikers. First Edition of "the third nineteenth-century work on the treatment of fractures and dislocations (after those of Malgaigne and Hamilton) was the 'Handbuch der Lehre von den Knochenbrüchen' published in 1862 (sic) by Ernst Julius Gurlt (1825-1899) ... Like Malgaigne (Gurlt) hand an interest in the history of surgery covering the period from antiquity to the Renaissance is still an standard reference. Gurlt's handbook on the treatment of fractures presents an exhaustive and detailed view of the literature on the subject, so as a source of obscure and arcane information it is unsurpassed. Garrison & Morton No.4422.1

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        The Melbourne Rose. Part II.

      London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler's Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, in the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills; fine. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush era, with engravings after those of S.T. Gill in Victoria Illustrated (1857) and Victoria Illustrated. Second Series (1862). In the examples we have handled, the groupings of engravings vary. Furthermore, the scenes themselves are adapted from the Gill originals and have some embellishments. In the present example, the scenes are titled: View of Point Gellibrand and Williamstown from Bay Benevolent Asylum, North Melbourne Savings Bank and Chamber of Commerce, Geelong Crown Lands Office, Melbourne Melbourne Savings Bank Collegiate Grammar School, St. Kilda Suburban Railway Bridge, Hawthorn Ballarat East from the Camp Reserve. Mount Buninyong in the distance Mechanics Institution, Melbourne Temple Court, Melbourne St. Patrick's College, Melbourne Johnston Steel Bridge over the Yarra, Studley Park Oriental Bank, Melbourne Melbourne Exhibition Revd. Irving Hetherington's Scotch Church and Manse, Melbourne Melbourne, St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Bridge, St. Kilda Road Sir CHarles Hotman's Monument in New Cemetary, Melbourne Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Station, St. Kilda Wesleyan Church, Melbourne Melbourne Protestant Orphan Asylum, Emerald Hill Melbourne Exchange Town, and Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Piers, Sandridge Pall Mall, Sandhurst Melbourne Hospital Chalmer's Church, Melbourne

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        Kokon shinsei Meika hiroku [trans.: Secret Text of New Recipes for Famous Sweets New & Old]

      Two double-page woodcuts, nine full-page woodcuts, & several smaller woodcut illus. in the text. 58 folding leaves; 50 folding leaves. Two vols. Small 8vo, orig. blue wrappers, orig. title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Kyoto: 1862. First edition and very rare; no copy of this edition in WorldCat. "The largest writing on confectionery published in the early modern period, the two-volume Secret Text of New Recipes for Famous Sweets New and Old (Kokon shinsei meika hiroku), printed in 1862, contains an extensive selection of mochi recipes with fanciful names including Divination Rod Rice Cakes (sangi mochi), Whale Meat Cakes, uiro mochi (a soft sweet made from rice flour, brown sugar and kudzu starch, which resembled a cough medicine by the same name), Bracken Flour Cakes (tsukeko mochi), Sorghum Cakes, Brocade-Chinese Rice Cakes (nishikito mochi), Grilled Wheat Gluten Cakes, Chestnut-Flour Cakes, Tangerine Cakes (cakes made from rice flour dyed orange with gardenia and formed into tire shape of tangerines), and Grass Cakes made from rice infused with mug-wort, to name a few of the recipes."-Eric Rath in The Routledge History of Food (ed. C. Helstosky), online. This work is most attractively illustrated. The double-page woodcut in Vol. I depicts a store front of a successful confectioner, with a board advertising several types of merchandise including "Edo Sato zuke" ("Edo foods preserved in sugar"), products which are still sold in Tokyo (several of which - gourds, pumpkins, bamboo shoots, eggplant, and citrus fruits - are illustrated in a woodcut in Vol. II). Other woodcuts depict storage containers for different types of sugar, a man at a tea ceremony enjoying tea and sweets, a picnic at the seashore with sweets, children eating sweets, making the sweets by putting the mixed ingredients in wooden molds, a wonderful double-page view of Kyoto, fancy containers to serve the sweets, a scene at the café, serving sweets to dignitaries, seasonal patterns for sweets, etc. One leaf with faint dampstaining, but a fine copy.

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        A HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND MARTYRDOM OF PAUL MICHI, JAMES CHISAI, AND JOHN SOAN

      - Dublin 1862, Duffy. Purple bebbled cloth, very clean, spine head a bit worn, covers a bit faded,else a clean bright copy gold stamped decorations & spine title, 186p., 9.5 x 15 cm., engraved frontis. OBSCUE FIRST & ONLY RARE ORIGINAL EDITION Translated from the Italian by a Catholic priest. . Covers biographies of three Japanese martyrs, some of whom were nobility in Japan. . Their entry into the Society of Jesus, their activities as missionaries and apostolic preaching within Japan, even though forbidden by Shogun Nobunaga. . PART I: 1. Life of the Holy Martyr, Paul Michi, his country, birth & childhood. . 2. is education in the seminary of the nobles in Anzuciama. . 3.Paul runs a great risk of his life during the sack of Anzuciama. He pursues his studies. . 4. He enters the Society of Jesus, and applies himself to the acquirement of human and divine knowledge. . 5. His missionary labors and apostolic preaching. . 6. His writings and publications in defense of the faith. . 7. A short account of his religious virtues. . 8. Life of the holy Martyr John Soan or de Goto. His country and birth. Goes into voluntary exile for the faith. . 9. Asks to be received into the Society. Is made Catechist. System of selecting them. His labours with Father Peter de Morecon. . Part 2: Passion and death of the three Holy Martyrs. . See scans of the balance of the copious contents on our website. *** Work with Father Peter De Morecon. The passion and death of the holy Japanese martyrs. Foundation of Christianity in Japan, early account of the Portuguese discovery of Japan. How the "Taico-sama" [Shogun] sentenced the Japanese Christians to death by crucification on crosses. The Japanese executioner cut off an ear of each of the 24 martyrs, exposure to public derision in the streets of Miyako [old Kyoto]. Father Organtion's sentiments on receiving the ear of each. Conveyed from Kyoto to Nagasaki for execution of sentence. . A total 26 Japanese Christian martyrs were crucified. Their blood became the seed of vast numbers of conversions among the Japanese. Decrees canonizing the martyrs. * Last section contains Decrees. *** REFERENCES: WorldCat: +AND+MARTYRDOM+OF+PAUL+MICHI%2C+JAMES+++&qt=advanced&dblist= 638 ***

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        Rescue of Tula 1863 Almanac

      [New York: B.L. Judson 50 Leonard Street, 1862. Illustrated. [24] pp. Yellow pictorial wrappers. Small corner of back lower wrapper missing, with loss of a few words of text. Illustrated. [24] pp. A Rare Patent Medicine Almanac. Originally printed in 1859 by the same publisher, the almanac recounts the story of the "wealthy herbalist, Dr. Cunard who, with a trapper named Du Bois or Hawk Eye, spent seven years trapping and travelling throughout the Far West. The doctor had a number of unusual experiences, not the least of which was his single-handed defiance of the Navajo Tribe as they were about to burn Tula, the Aztec princess, at the stake. This was accomplished by capitalizing on the fortuitous imminence of a total eclipse, of which the good doctor knew after consulting his handy little almanac. The Navajo chief was as confounded as Merlin in an earlier day and promptly gave up not only Tula but also his secret mountain-herb recipe. A trapper's testimonial direct from St. Louis concludes this 'True Account'" - Eberstadt 127: 215. The "Rescue of Tula" almanac appearas to have been published from 1860-1863. Worldcat locates one copy of this 1863 Almanac at Univ. of Rochester Medical Center

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Matthew Arnold"), to J A Froude, regarding Maurice de Guérin

      2 Chester Square [London], 1862. 1 page. 8vo. Very faint mount marks at corners. 1 page. 8vo. On Guérin: "...he has a true genius" Arnold writes to the editor of Fraser's Magazine, James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), regarding the manuscript of his essay on the then very little known French poet Maurice de Guérin: "I came yesterday to see you and was very sorry indeed to miss you. I had the Mss of Maurice de Guérin. I think you will be interested in him - he has a true genius - literarily speaking a far truer one than Clough. You should have had the Mss on Saturday but I had compassion on the printer and made a fair copy for him: the labour of doing this has been so grievous that I think I should not have had the good nature undertake it had I known what it was." The manuscript would have been for Arnold's essay "A Modern French Poet," which appeared in Fraser's in January 1863 and was republished as "Maurice de Guérin" in his seminal collection Essays in Criticism (1865). Guérin (1810-1839) was a French poet best known for his prose poem "Le Centaur"; none of his works was published during his lifetime, and Arnold's writings were among the first in English about him. Arthur Hugh Clough was Arnold's friend and fellow poet who had died the year before.

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        The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862.. [American Travel]. SECOND EDITION, identical to the First. With 10 wood engraved plates including a frontispiece and two folding maps. Nine further illustrations in-text. In publisher's blue pebble grained cloth, re-backed during the twentieth century, with original cloth pasted over new spine. Gilt titles to spine and yellow coated endpapers. Slight reading lean. Small bookseller's label of W. B. Clarke and Carruth, Boston MA, to front free endpaper. Moderate outer wear, with some fraying to original spine cloth edges. Good overall. First published in 1861, the great explorer relates his journey across the Midwest from the Missouri River to Salt Lake City and Sacramento.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, ON A Camp Benton (St. Louis.) Looking East. PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET, DESCRIBING IN DETAIL THE BENTON BARRACKS TRAINING GROUND]

      Mervill [sic, i.e. Maryville], Mo, 1862. [4]pp. autograph letter, signed, on a folded folio sheet of ruled paper, folded once, with an engraved vignette of Camp Benton in the upper third of the first page. Old folds. A bit of soiling. Ink a bit faded, but still readable. About very good. A very interesting letter from a Union soldier, written on a pictorial letter sheet, giving a description of Camp Benton, Missouri during the Civil War. Established as a training ground, Camp Benton could accommodate 30,000 soldiers, and was initially commanded by John C. Fremont, and then for a time by William Tecumseh Sherman (including the time when this letter was written). This letter was written by Philip P. Smith, a soldier in the 47th Regiment Illinois Volunteers, to his wife Sarah (it is addressed simply, "Dear Companion") on a pictorial letter sheet produced by the St. Louis firm of A. McLean. The vignette shows Camp Benton from the far end of the parade yard, with the camp headquarters at the far end, and the yard ringed with one-story barracks and the yard with tents and with soldiers marching or on horseback. In the text of the letter Smith describes Camp Benton and the letter sheet view at length and in detail. He explains that the vignette shows only a part of the camp, and that it is so large that "they can't draw all of the barracks at once." He writes (in part, and with spelling corrected): "This view of it shows the headquarters of the generals very plainly, but colonels headquarters can't be seen....These tents is used as guard houses. You can see the sentinels standing at their posts guarding prisoners in them tents! These others is ones out drilling in small squads. These men on horseback that looks small is a cavalry drill. These six men that you see riding up to one another looks like the generals' staff....These buildings that you see over the top of the barracks is cook houses. Every one of them buildings is calculated for 200 men to cook in so you can see how many men can cook on a side." Smith goes on to give more details of the camp, relating them to the view in the vignette. The tents that he describes were apparently used to house captured Missouri guerilla fighters. A scarce view of a Missouri Civil War camp, with a very interesting letter from a Union soldier who was there and fought in the western theatre during the Civil War.

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        Orley Farm . . . With illustrations by J. E. Millais

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1862. Complete in two octavo volume: viii,320; viii,320pp, with 40 full-page wood-engraved plates that Trollope considered the "best he had seen 'in any novel in any language.'" (Ray) Contemporary green polished half-calf spines in six compartments divided by double gilt rules, marble paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, edges speckled red. Short tear (repaired) to plate opposite p. 49, vol. I. Ink manuscript name and date (1863) to fly leaf of voI II, with same inscription upside down to back fly leaf of vol. I, as well as a further ink name and date (1890) inscribed to front blank. A truly excellent set, bindings square, tight, and barely worn; pages clean, fresh and mostly free of foxing; plates in deep, rich impressions. Sadleir Trollope 13. NCBEL III, 882. Ray England 168. ¶ Trollope considered this lengthy book, a version of the crime, or "sensation," novel in vogue during the 1860s, one of his most ambitious undertakings and possibly his finest work. It is also among the most bibliographically complex. Unusually, the two volumes were not published simultaneously but nearly ten months apart, and subsequent reissues of each volume did not proceed in step. In consequence, Sadleir proposes that the "numerous combinations of varying volumes which exist are due, not always to careless mixing of sets between 1862 and the present day, but often to circumstances of publication." Orley farm originally appeared in twenty shilling parts, published monthly from March 1861 to October 1862. Our set is the second issue of four, identified by the two illustrations originally bound in tandem between pp. 86-87 (first issue) in vol. I, one of which (that captioned "And then they all marched . . .") has been moved to face p. 73 (though the List of Illustrations was not altered to correspond). But the printer's imprint on verso of title page, vol. I, has not yet changed to Clowes H and the imprint on p. 320 (Clowes B) is not worn and broken, both third issue points. Correspondingly, in vol. II, the printer's imprint on verso of title page does not lack the colon after "London" and the last item of the List of Illustrations has not been altered to read "Sir Peregrine Orme's Great Love--p. 311" (both third issue points). "Millais's main effort is to do justice to the characters of Trollope's wonderfully rich and varied novel and to the situations in which they find themselves, yet the comfort, even elegance, of Victorian existence on the right side of the social line is nowhere more attractively presented than in his forty drawing for this novel." (Ray) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine+.

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