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        Poetical Works, The

      London: Edward Moxon, 1863. "A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" Beautifully Bound by Root & Son [ROOT & Son, binders]. KEATS, John. The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir, by Richard Monckton Milnes. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1863. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 169 x 105 mm.). xlvii, [1, blank], 301, [1, imprint], [1, advertisement], [1, blank] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Beautifully bound by Root & Son ca. 1930, stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in. Full purple crushed levant morocco, covers with double gilt borders enclosing decorative gilt dots. Within the gilt frame elaborately tooled in gilt in a multi-floral and vine design with a double gilt frame in the center. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt in a floral design and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt ruled board edges, and elaborately ruled and decorated gilt turn-ins, blue marbled paper liners and end-leaves, top edge gilt. Bookplate of Ellor Carlisle Ripley on front liner. A spectacular example in its original purple cloth chemise, housed in its original purple cloth slipcase. Very fine. This little volume contains a thirty-eight page Memoir of John Keats by Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-1885) fellow poet, patron of literature and politician. Milnes was a persistent suitor of Florence Nightingale (who finally refused to marry him), and one of her staunchest supporters along with the statesman Sidney Herbert. The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz. "Keats [1795-1821] has always been regarded as one of the principal figures in the Romantic movement, and his stature as a poet has grown steadily through all changes in fashion. Tennyson considered him the greatest poet of the 19th century, and Matthew Arnold commended his 'intellectual and spiritual passion' for beauty; the the 20th century he has been discussed and reconsidered by critics from T.S. Eliot and Levis to Trilling" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Ellor Carlisle Ripley born 1861, died 1956. Buried at Rivercliff Cemetary, Mount Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, USA.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Flower Pagoda

      Albumen print, mounted. 8 x 11 ¼ inches. A fine early photograph of the towering Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda at Guangzhou's most celebrated temple. This is an excellent early photograph of the Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda, the most famous pagoda in Guangzhou, photographed by Ting Shing, Sylvester Dutton, and Vincent Michaels in 1863. Ting Shing, an equal partner in the Dutton & Michaels Studio was "perhaps the earliest commercial Chinese photographer working in Canton" (Bennett, History... Chinese Photographers ... 1844-1879, 118). The Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda, named for its colorful exterior, is the focal point of the famous ancient Buddhist Temple of the Six Banyan Trees in Guangzhou, a renowned Buddhist cultural site. The beautiful octagonal pagoda originally constructed during the Liang period of the Southern Dynasty is regarded as symbol of the city. From the outside the pagoda appears to be nine stories high but there are seventeen levels inside. The interior of the pagoda is adorned with 1000 sculptures of Buddha. In 1863 Dutton and Michaels came to China from San Francisco and opened up a photographic studio in Canton (Guangzhou) with the Chinese photographer Ting Shing. As Terry Bennett notes in History ... 1861-1879 Dutton and Michaels were "fine, experienced photographers who, in the short time they were in China, produced work of the highest merit." This fine photograph shows three Chinese men seated in front of the picturesque ruins of the Hua Ta Pagoda, before the late Qing Dynasty restorations of the temple and grounds.

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      The Weekly Dispatch 1863 - Very large detailed map by Edward Weller from the Dispatch Atlas, published in 1863. The map was originally issued as eight sheets. In this instance they have been joined together, presumably by the publisher or binder to include in this version of the atlas and now form the whole picture. Original outline colour. This is a paper map, as issued, ie is not linen backed. It is a large map with multiple folds, again as issued There is a very narrow margin to part of one edge, cut closely along top margin, couple of small splits to edge of folds otherwise good margins and it would display well when properly mounted and framed. Page Size: Large map, approx 1280 x 940 mm (50.5 x 37 Inches) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Pecheurs des Perles - Important Signed Presentation Copy

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. The printed first edition score of his first opera Les Pecheurs des Perles [The Pearl Fishers], arranged by the composer for piano and voices, paginated 1-210 [but in fact 214 pages, as the numbers 85-88 have been repeated]. 4to, bound in roan backed boards, gilt title and bands on spine. Published by Choudens, Paris, n.d. [1863]. Signed and Inscribed on the dedication page in French to the tenor Francois Morini, who sang the major role of Nadir in the first production (and who is listed on the following printed Personages page): "A Nadir Morini - faible témoignage de reconnaissance, d'estime et d'amitié Georges Bizet."<br><br><br />An important and evocative association copy. Les Pecheurs de Perles had its first performance at the Théatre Lyrique, Paris, on 30 September 1863, shortly before Bizet's twenty-fifth birthday. It was given 18 performances, regarded as respectable for a début work, although it did not obtain lasting popularity until after Bizet's death. Its great male friendship duet in Act 1, Au fond du temple saint, sung by Nadir and his rival in love Zurga, is one of the most famous in all opera. Front cover somewhat worn, with bumped corners. Some even browning on the interior pages, which remain clear throughout. The inscription is strongly written, with a large dark signature. Autograph material of Bizet is highly uncommon and presentation scores of this kind are among the rarest of all forms.

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        The Land of the Permauls, or Cochin, its Past and its Present

      1863 - First edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth, original printed label to spine; cloth slightly faded and dust soiled, section of label missing and corners bumped, otherwise good. Ex-libris of Bath public reference library with ms. accession no. and bookplate to front paste-down endpaper and blind-stamp to title-page. pp. x, [2]errata, 577, [1]blank, xxxvii, [1]blank. Madras: Gantz Brothers, A startlingly comprehensive description of Kochi in the mid 19th century. The author, a surgeon and medical officer to the government of the Rajah of Cochin, provides a number of especially detailed chapters on the fauna of the state. He later become a celebrated ichthyologist, publishing several books on the fish of India and Burma. From the library of Colonel S. B. Miles (1838-1914). The bookplate reads ?Presented by - Mrs. Miles in Memory of her Husband, the late Col. Samuel Barrett Miles, 1920.? Miles was an extraordinary figure. His first appointment in Arabia was as Resident at Aden in 1867; he was later made Agent and Consul at Muscat before being promoted Consul General, first at Bagdad then at Zanzibar. He is best known for the remarkable work The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf (1919), which was published posthumously by his widow from an extensive archive of notes, ?many of which were jotted down on odd bits of paper as he [Miles] rode through the desert on his camel? The book remains an authority on Omani history and provides a storehouse of knowledge for any reader interested in the Persian Gulf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Prairie Traveler, A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions

      Trubner and Co., London, 1863. Good. 7 x 5 inches, xvi, 251, 24 pages, original black blind-stamped cloth, titling to spine, corners bumped, joints partially cracked but strong, chipping to head and tail of spine, The first edition to be edited with notes by Richard F. Burton, Includes engraved frontispiece, folding map, advertisements, "Describes the various routes to California, modes of traveling, outfitting, etc. This for many years remained the standard authority upon the overland routes"(Cowan).

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        THE CAPITAL OF THE TYCOON: A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan.

      Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green 1863. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xxxi + 469pp. + [i] + x + 539pp. + 24pp. publ. avderts. 16 chromolithos., 2 folding maps, profusely ills. With the bookplates of Edgar A. Blockley and Cliff Parfit and the signature of G.L. Weidemann? Some light browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt vignettes to upper boards and with dec. spines sl. chipped and bumped. Cordier, 556. The author was the first consul-general in Japan after the signing of Lord Elgin's treaty. The resulting admission of the foreigners had provoked a fierce reaction amongst the Japanese military classes and Alcocks' legation was often under attack, his interpreter being cut down by a swordsman at the very gates. The book describes all aspects of life in Japan including the diplomacy of western states. Baker ‘... knowledge of the interior (at that time) was restricted to a few towns and routes. Alcock was able to make a number of journeys inland, in the island of Nippon, and to give the world fruits of his labours in a classical work, [the above].' US$1147

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        Original Cabinet Photo 1890s

      Beautiful cabinet photo, a famous image of the 3 young Italian composers, left to right: Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), Alberto Franchetti (1860-1942) and Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Large, original cabinet photo by Guigoni & Bossi, Milan, from the 1890s. Size is 7 x 8.5 inches (21.5 x 17.5 cm), one side is trimmed, 3 small storage holes and some small rust stains, otherwise in very good condition. Rare!

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      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - 3 volumes, octavo (192 x 124 mm). Early 20th-century tan half morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, raised bands to spines, blue morocco labels, compartments decorated in gilt, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842&#150;1918) to front pastedowns. Extremities a little rubbed, pale spotting to prelims, a couple of leaves refurbished but always in a consistent with honest repair, overall a very good copy. First edition of this historical novel, set in Florence in the 15th century. Parrish pp. 17-8, Sadleir 817. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Bickers and Bush, 1863. 8vos., 8 volumes; VG; spines paneled tan leather with gilt lettering; rebacked, previous boards; gilt emblem on front and rear boards, gilt and blind-tooled border, gilt tooling on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers and text blocks; bookplate on all front paste-downs; some wear to boards, including some scaring, rubbing to corners; interiors clean, slightly age-toned; please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved above middle east. Dupont.

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      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. 2 volumes. First Edition in English. With the half-titles and frontispiece in the first volume as called for. 12mo,, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in three-quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands stippled in gilt, compartments with panel designs with single and double fillet gilt rules, lettered in gilt in two compartments, marbled end-leaves, top edges gilt. xl, 359; viii, 401 pp. A fine copy in handsome and attractive binding, only minimal evidence of age. A WELL RECEIVED AND IMPORTANT WORK, AND A SCARCE AND SELDOM SEEN FIRST EDITION. Translated from the Italian by Leonard Horner with the co-operation of the author. This study became an instant classic in Italy and earned the author a teaching position at the University of Pisa. An Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence, Savonarola was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. Savonarola was seen by Machiavelli as an incompetent, ill-prepared, and "unarmed" prophet, unlike "Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus". But with Savonarola's advice and support a Savonarolan political "party," dubbed 'the Frateschi', took shape and steered the friar's program through the councils. The oligarchs most compromised by their service to the Medici were barred from office. A new constitution enfranchised the artisan class, opened minor civic offices to selection by lot and granted every citizen in good standing the right to a vote in a new parliament, the Consiglio Maggiore, or Great Council.

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      Waynesboro, Pa, 1863. [8]pp., on two bifolia. One old horizontal fold, minor soiling. Very good. A fascinating eyewitness account written by an unnamed resident of the town of Waynesboro, Pa., concerning Confederate troop activity in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border in the days leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg. Though undated, the manuscript, according to the writer, was composed, or at least started, on June 30. It is not clear if the manuscript was written over several days, and completed at a later date. Notably, there is no mention of the Battle of Gettysburg, which ran from July 1-3. The author was also not aware that Hooker was no longer in command of the Army of the Potomac and that he had been replaced by General George G. Meade on June 28. The account begins with reference to the Second Battle of Winchester, Va., which occurred on June 13-15, 1863, and resulted in a Confederate victory under Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, and was followed by Ewell's advance into Pennsylvania. Confederate forces also captured the town of Martinsburg, W.V. The account reads, in part: "On Sunday the reached here that Confederates were advancing down the Shenandoah Valley in force that [Union Major General Robert H.] Milroy had been driven closely into his entrenchments at Winchester and was surrounded and that a large Cavalry force had passed Winchester, attacked the Union forces at Martinsburg, killed and captured most of them and put the rest to flight. The force at Martinsburg consisted of one Ohio Regiment 126 one New York Regiment and a six gun battery from Fairmount Va. under Capt. [Colonel William P.?] Maulsby. The battery was captured. This news produced considerable excitement among our citizens. A dispatch was received here by the officers of Company E 126 [Pennsylvania] Reg. who[se] time had recently reform the Company and prepare to reorganize the 126 Reg. Some effort was made in that direction but with little success. On Monday morning our town was full of rumors & excitement. A number of persons who left here for Greencastle returned to this place again before reaching that place declaring that the Rebels were in Greencastle. No one however had seen them. It was also reported that a Cavalry fight had occurred between Capt. Fiery [William Firey] & the Confederate force between Hagerstown & Clearspring [Clear Spring] in which Capt. Fiery was reported killed (some accounts say wounded & prisoner). This fight occurred on Sunday the 14th. On Monday the 15th marched on to Chambersburg and arrived there about 11 oclock at night under the command of Gen. A.G. Jenkins with a force reported to be about 1500." In this last sentence, the author refers to Confederate Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, who, two weeks prior to General Robert E. Lee's arrival in Pennsylvania, led a weeklong Confederate raid into southern Pennsylvania. Jenkins stole horses and cattle, as well as destroyed a number of farms. During this time Jenkins' force captured Chambersburg. His soon fled, however, when he received word of an advancing Union force. Within days of leaving, Jenkins returned, along with several Confederate divisions. They appropriated vast amounts of provisions, but leaving Chambersburg intact when they departed. After mentioning Jenkins' capture of Chambersburg, the author returns to describing events in Waynesboro and Greencastle: "On Tuesday morning some of The Whiskey patriots of our town visited Greencastle and assisted in arresting three stragglers and brought them to this place, later in the day four couriers were arrested. On the arrival of these prisoners a hearty cheer was given by the unthinking part of our citizens. The more reflective portion of our people seemed to fear that mischief might grow out of these arrests. About 9 oclock on Tuesday night Maj. [D. Watson] Rowe...arrived here and stated that a Squadron of Cavalry had returned to that place from Chambersburg demanding the return of all the prisoners with their horses & guns declaring that they meant to hold Greencastle & Waynesboro. This news produced intense excitement among our citizens. Their arrest under the circumstances was freely discussed and denounced by our respectable citizens. The fact too that our town was under the control & influence of a set of Whiskey Suckers was also freely admitted & denounced.... Arrangements were made and four of them were sent back that night, and a pledge given that the balance should be sent if possible the next day." The taking of Confederate prisoners came with a price, as Greencastle and Waynesboro came under a threat of Confederate retaliation by Tuesday and Wednesday. The author continues: "In the afternoon about thirty soldiers rode into Greencastle and read an order from Gen. Jenkins demanding the return of their prisoners' horses and property by four oclock that evening or they would burn down the town. This order it is said produced the most intense excitement there. Parties from here having heard this order read returned to this place and gave this information. Many persons here believing that this order would be executed and that Waynesboro would share the same fate became much alarmed. This alarm became very general and the result was one night of much excitement. The night passed however and no rebels made their appearance. On Wednesday...we received word that four rebels were at Marsh River, capturing horses and stated that they would be in Waynesboro on the following day. At this time many rumors were afloat in regard to the approach of the Rebels. Time and again it was rumored that they were coming. The excitement began to run at fever heat. Finally the cry was raised at the west end of town that the Rebels were coming and would be in in a few minutes. For a moment all was excitement. The women began to run & scream the children to cry and the men of business to slam their doors & windows shut & all was confusion and excitement for this time but it was soon found that all were more scared than hurt. No Rebels came. The farmers were all busy endeavoring to save their horses. Nearly all seemed to look for safety in the mountains.... In the early part of the week the news prevailed through the county that Gen. Jenkins' men were capturing all the horses they could find. Such news became very unpleasant to those who had horses - especially the farmers." By Friday, June 19, Confederate forces arrived and encamped near Waynesboro. The author of the manuscript recounts his meeting with Confederate officers and the interactions between the rebel soldiers and the citizens of the town: "About five oclock in the evening a squad of Confederate Cavalry made their appearance in town...representing themselves to be the advance guard of Gen. A.P. Hill's Corps. Many persons appeared to doubt the truth of their statement. Not very long however and Gen. [Henry] Heth Commander of the division made his appearance, ordered the stores to be spared and that the citizens furnished [blank] lbs of bread by 6 oclock in the morning. A number of our citizens at once canvassed the town and got the amount subscribed.... The conduct of the troops in passing through town was very good but the bitterness of those that had the opportunity to talk to our citizens against the North was most intense. Many of them seemed to thirst for revenge. Almost every one told the same story of the wanton destruction of their homes or the homes of their parents. Many seemed anxious to retaliate in the same manner.... The capture of hats was practiced by swapping by the Rebs. It was very common occurrence to see them step up to a citizen and seize his hat and give him his old one in return. This was done sometimes with the utmost coolness at other times they seemed to regard it as a good piece of fun. The number of troops in these two divisions were estimated by different persons at from 15 to 20,000. About 18,000 would likely be about correct. The Confederates were frequent in their inquiries as to who would meet them. The idea that they would be met with militia seemed quite amusing. They insisted that they could whip all the militia that could possibly be brought before them. They also insisted that when they did fight it would be against Hooker's Army (in which opinion this writer fully concurs). The troops passing through here on Saturday entered the stores and took a large quantity of goods paying in Confederate money. Many things was taken up by the privates and not paid for. The army moved on to Fayetteville and there encamped for the night & is said to be there at the present writing June 30." The conclusion of the account addresses rumors concerning the advance of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia toward the Harrisburg and Chambersburg areas: "During the day a report reached here through a deserter from the Union Army that Hooker's forces were between Frederick City, Md. and Boonsboro, that Lee had got an army in his rear and was advancing on Baltimore and that Hooker had turned his forces and was following him up. The fact that the Rebel forces in Pa still remaining on the Pike from Chambersburg to Gettysburg made this story look plausible: that they would advance on Hooker & bring him between the two Rebel forces, seize the North Central road & cut off all [?] from Harrisburg.... Mr. McCausland arrived this evening from Chambersburg and states that Gen. Lee is in Chambersburg & that a very long train heavy loaded with heavy guard of infantry & artillery left Chambersburg in the direction of Hagerstown. Mr. Mc. gave it as the opinion at C[hambersburg] that they were moving off their superfluous plunder and were about to prepare to march towards Baltimore. A report reached here today that the Cavalry force that crossed the mountains yesterday evening met a force of infantry at Millerstown and were driven back. We have no news from a distance; no mails, nothing but rumors and not one in ten that may be correct." A fascinating look at how one resident of a Pennsylvania town near Gettysburg responded to and interpreted events leading up to that epic engagement. A typed transcription of the letter is included.

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po By a F R G S

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. 'Second Edition', but most likely the 'First Edition' with the new slug added to the title pages for marketing and advertising purposes. With a folding map in Vol. I and frontispiece plate in Vol. II. 8vo, publisher's original terra-cotta cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on the spines, with blind ruled borders on covers and central devices blocked in blind, top edges untrimmed. ACCORDING TO PENZER, THIS COPY IN THE MOST RARE BINDING STATE WITHOUT BURTON'S NAME OR F.R.G.S. TO THE SPINE PANELS. x, 303; vi, 295. A very handsome set, clean and very well preserved, text-block in each volume tight and crisp, hinges sound, light evidence of age to the extremities. SUCH WELL PRESERVED COPIES ARE SCARCE IN CLOTH AND COPIES IN THE MOST RARE BINDING STATE ARE NEAR UNOBTAINABLE. According to Penzer, Burton intended to suppress his name entirely from this work, and our copy has neither Burton nor F.R.G.S. on the spine panel. The rarest of the bindings, as ours here, has the suppression successfully made. And this is a very handsome and well preserved copy of this fragile book. THE SPINK CATALOGUE OF 1976 PRICED A COPY OF THIS ISSUE IN THE SAME BINDING, HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER COPY OF ANY EDITION OF THE TITLE. (Spink 28, 29, 30) Burton was appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, he believed it possible to render the region "not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies." Burton's publication of the book anonymously as a "Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society" ( F.R.G.S) "may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical Society , for Burton was at odds with the organization's leadership at the time over the Nile's sources. The acerbic dedication was 'to the true friends of Africa- not the "Philanthropist" or Exeter Hall'. Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work. "Although it was well known that there was gold on the Gold Coast, nothing was done to develop it, and it was Burton who, in his "Wanderings in West Africa", drew public attention again to this ancient gold-field.

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        Tara, A Mahratta Tale

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. First Edition. Three volumes. Octavo. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, with decorative panelling to boards, black to front board and blind to back board, with gilt titles to spine. Corners slightly rubbed, some trivial bumping to spine ends, slightly faded to backstrip. Internally clean except for a little spotting to prelims of volume one. Shows extremely well. Captain Meadows Taylor, later Colonel, was born in Liverpool but left England for India when he was fifteen. He worked as an administrator for the Nazim of Hyderabad rather than for the East India Company, and learned several Indian languages. As a consequence his work as a novelist shows particular sensitivity to the situation of Indians under the colonial system. This scarce Victorian triple-decker is an adventure novel, set in the Indian subcontinent.

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        Lehrbuch der chemischen und physikalischen Geologie. 2. gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Bonn Marcus -66 1863 - (23 x 13,5 cm). XV, 865 S./ XV, 952 S./ XVI, 974 S. Mit einigen Abbildungen und 1 gefalteten farbig lithographierten Karte. Moderne Pappbände im Stil der Zeit. Hier die relevante Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes. - "Epochale Arbeit, in der er die Fülle seiner Untersuchungen (Gesteins-, Quell-, Mineralanalysen) und Forschungen über chemische Prozesse bei geologischen Vorgängen zusammenfaßte. In der 2. Auflage machte sich eine starke Wandlung seiner Einstellung zu Grundproblemen der Geologie, oft in unfaßbarer, damals stark kritisierter Weise geltend" (NDB). - Titel gestempelt. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, sonst wohlerhalten. 1871 erschien noch ein Supplementband, der hier, wie meist, fehlt. - Poggendorff III, 135 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Oration Delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863) at the Consecration of the Cemetery. 1863

      New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers and Publishers, 1863. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. First edition, 1863. Pale tan printed wraps, 48 pp. The earliest available printing of the Gettysburg Address, which can be found on p. 40, preceded only by the extremely rare 'The Gettysburg Solemnities' known in only a handful of copies. Good plus to very good copy, pale brownish vertical streak to front cover that can also be seen on first and second pages, a few scattered ink marks to cover, to verso of title page, and a few light ink marks to p. 10 (see pics), minor wear to corners of front wrap, some loss along spine, rear cover VG, minor page curling to first several pages' lower corner. Howes E232 (b), Grolier American 100, 72 (note), Streeter Sale 1747, Sabin 23263. Housed in cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase, with a stamp on front cover identifying this as part of Foreman M. Lebold's collection (he was a Chicago collector of Lincolniana).

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      Philadelphia, 1863. Broadside, 6" x 11". Fourteen paragraphs, 87 lines of text. Minor wear, Very Good. An unsigned, unrecorded broadside, dated 1863 in type from Philadelphia, with space for the names of 'Committee' members. No such names are printed, an understandable precaution: imprisonment and perhaps treason trials awaited those responsible for its publication. The Conscription Act triggered this call for armed resistance against the Federal Government; but the government's "delusive impression that the present war was waged to re-establish the Union" is the source of the rage the broadside expresses. Many Northerners loathed the Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect on January 1, 1863. The Democratic Party opposed any war aim except the re-establishment of the Union with slavery, "as it was." The anonymous authors assert, "We have the power in the Northern States, successfully to resist Lincoln with force, if we could but organize for the purpose... Already a Secret and Uniform Organization has been formed by men determined to resist Federal usurpations, or die in the effort." This broadside explains how to accomplish its revolutionary purpose: the formation of "Decemvirates", separate groups of ten men, each organized by a single Captain who "shall not make known the name of those composing his Company or 'Decemvirate,' not even to the different members thereof." Each of the ten so chosen will then organize his own Decemvirate under the same principles, "and so on ad infinitum." Thus "Every citizen of the land opposed to Lincoln becomes an enrolled soldier, ready to resist by armed force his tyrannical usurpations and those of his hired minions." Each member of a Decemvirate "shall at once proceed secretly to prepare himself for open resistance, when called upon by his Captain." The broadside exhorts, "Friends, every where, Organize Speedily! The heel of the tyrant is upon you!- Don't hesitate or delay to join a Decemvirate!" There was little organized armed resistance in the North to the Lincoln Administration, with the prominent exception of the 1863 Draft Riots in New York, and several similar incidents in Pennsylvania, despite Confederate efforts to instigate guerilla warfare. Many Copperheads were arrested and imprisoned without trial for expressing opposition to Administration policies, encouraging desertions, or interfering with conscription. But the plots advocated by this broadside, though planned with the utmost seriousness, never materialized. Not located in any normally consulted bibliography, or [as of December 2017] on OCLC or the online sites of Library of Congress, AAS, Boston Athenaeum, Newberry, New York Public, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Library Company, U TX, U MI.

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      Cincinnati: Middleton, Strobridge & Co., 1863. Colored lithograph, image area 18 1/4 x 24 inches, overall 24 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. Minor toning, couple of repaired tears in imprint area. Very good. Matted. A striking color lithograph of one of the most important battlefields of the Civil War, executed by one of the most notable American viewmakers of the period. A.E. Mathews is most famous for his later views of the West, some of which are the most sought-after depictions of the frontier, but this image of Vicksburg is an excellent work, as is the sum total of Mathews' views of the Civil War. As a member of the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Mathews had first-hand knowledge of the War which he translated into images for at least two companies in Cininnati. The present scene of Vicksburg, Mississippi shows several officers in the foreground, observing an explosion at upper right, possibly at the Confederate Fort Hill, during a bombardment of the Union encampment and earthworks just outside the city. Also visible are Union soldiers, tents, cannons, and earthworks in the middle ground. Other Confederate earthworks can be seen along a ridge in the background. Major features are identified by letter with a corresponding "Description of the Position" printed at the bottom, including the 12th Wisconsin Battery at center and the 6th Wisconsin Battery at right-center. Mathews' work drew high praise from those in a position to know. On Aug. 9, 1863, General U.S. Grant wrote to Mathews, a provate in the Ohio Volunteers: "Sir - I have examined the Lithographs of views taken by you of the 'Siege of Vicksburg,' and do not hesitate to pronounce them among the most accurate and true to life I have ever seen. They reflect great credit upon you as a delineator of landscape views." "Another artist who, like Homer, gained later fame also produced a little-known group of Civil War images. Although the work of Alfred E. Mathews is well known to collectors of prints of the American West, his name is not as familiar among students of the Civil War, although he produced some 35 lithographs of secenes of the conflict. Yet many know the early work of Mathews in the Civil War without realizing that they do....A.E. Mathews's series of Civil War prints anticipated not the camp life portfolios of Edwin Forbes, but the gaudier battle series later concocted by the lithographers of the postwar era. Mathews did not offer images of the soldier's life that he knew from close personal experience. He opted instead for sweeping images of combat, of which he as a common soldier could have seen but a tiny and likely confusing fragment. But his works proved rather different from the patriotic lithographs of the popular sort offered by Currier & Ives and other printmakers, and they were more accurate" - Neely & Holzer. Mark E. Neely & Harold Holzer, THE UNION IMAGE (Chapel Hill, 2000), pp.70-77. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.273. Taft, ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS OF THE OLD WEST, pp.74-75, 304 (giving a list of Mathews' Civil War views).

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        The Ladies&#146; Monthly Magazine. The World of Fashion. Journal of Fashion, Literature, Music, the Opera, and the Theatres. Vol. 40. Jan. 1863 - Dec. 1863. = No. 469 - No. 480.

      London, 1863 - mit 48 handkolorierten und einigen sch/w Tafeln Einband mit Fehlstelle an der Deckeleck, Vor- und Nachsatz leimschattig, Tafeln im Randbereich leicht fleckig, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        La Belgique héraldique. Recueil historique, chronologique, généalogique et biographique complet de toutes les maisons nobles reconnues de la Belgique, I-XI (A-Z). [ELEVEN VOLUMES].

      Bruxelles, Adrianes, 1863-67.. 11 volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. 686; 478; 583; 487; 420; 462; 437; 404; 412; 500; 499. Expert repair to one leaf. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary half pebbled cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt; small rubbed patch on each cover near spine. In a very good condition. Foxed as common, else an excellent set. ~ First edition. Extremely rare complete set. From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper of each volume. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). With an earlier armorial plate, that of the well-known Belgian collector, Master of Laws W. C. Baert de Waarde. The famous bookplate is now at the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum Zutphen. Further, a small stamp and a purchase notation. ~ Charles Poplimont (1821-1887), Knight of the Order of Saint-Maurice-et-Lazare, historian, heraldist, novelist and Belgian francophone genealogist.

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        MANUSCRITO - ARMORIAL. SÉC. XIX - PINHO LEAL, Augusto Soares de Azevedo Barbosa.

      - BRASÕES DAS PRINCIPAIS FAMILIAS DE PORTUGAL. 1863. In 8º (de 21x15 cm) com 51 fólios inumerados. Encadernação (meia-amador) com lombada e cantos em pele. Preserva as capas de brochura do caderno de desenho com rótulo caligrafado: "Brasões". Caderno manuscrito, datado de 1863 na folha de rosto e intitulado Brasões das Principais Famílias de Portugal, composto por 51 folhas de papel vergé (incluindo o rosto). Ilustrado com 41 desenhos de brasões primorosamente executados, uns a lápis e outros tracejados a tinta-da-china (nanquim), e mais 9 brasões com as suas cores, todos com a indicação dos respectivos metais. Contém vários títulos de posse e ex-libris que atestam da origem deste manuscrito, nomeadamente: - Ex-libris de A. V. Rebello Valente. - Assinatura de posse Marcello Rebello Valente, datada 1902 (no anterrosto). - Ex-libris oleográfico (carimbo no 4º fólio manuscrito) de Pedro A. Ferreira, Abade de Miragaya, Porto. - Nota manuscrita no anterrosto: "Adnotandum - Este Nobiliário foi escrito, desenhado, e colorido por Augusto Soares de Azevedo Barbosa de Pinho Leal, autor do Portugal antigo e moderno. É autographo authentico. [assinado] Pedro A. Ferreira". Constata-se que o autor deste manuscrito é Pinho Leal (Lisboa ou Penamacor, 1816- Porto 1884) e que o seguinte possuidor foi o Dr. Pedro Augusto Ferreira (Penajóia, Lamego, 1833 - Porto, 1913), Abade de Miragaia desde 1864 (e durante 35 anos), sendo ele co-autor com Pinho Leal do Portugal Antigo e Moderno; obra fundamental da bibliografia portuguesa. Inocêncio XVII, 187: 'Pinho Leal, benemerito auctor d'este importante diccionario (1873-1890), falleceu em 1884, quando a obra ía approximadamente em meio do tomo X e do artigo Vianna do Castello. Ficando interrompida a publicação, os editores convidaram o rev. abbade de Miragaya para a continuar e concluir, por haver sido o «primeiro cyrenéo» do auctor, como este o citou repetidas vezes no texto da obra'.'As relações de ambos eram antigas e constantes'. Refere Azevedo Soares (Eduardo de Campos de Castro) in Bibliografia Nobiliarquica Portuguesa, Braga, 1916-47; a existência deste manuscrito na página 82 (Entrada 330): "Brasões das principais familias de Portugal. &#150; Ms. In 8º s. n. , com brasões d&#146;armas desenhados pelo auctor. Pertence á livrª. do Dr. António Vasco Rebello Valente." Folha de rosto com belo exercício caligráfico e restante armorial com heráldica minuciosamente desenhada; respectivas descrições dos "campos de honra" dos brasões, das cores e dos esmaltes; das origens e da colocação dos "móveis" heráldicos de cada familia; e da sua pertença genealógica à data do manuscrito. O manuscrito contém um armorial inacabado, com brasões em vários estados de projecto e de acabamento, que enumeramos e comentamos na sequência em que se apresentam: Fólio nº2: brasão inexistente e já com descrição das Armas de Portugal [o autor, sendo combatente miguelista, poderia ter hesitado no novo grafismo liberal, da mesma forma que não figurarão seguidamente neste armorial os brasões da aristocracia liberal]. Fólio nº3: brasão a tinta-da-china com coronel e com título delineado a lápis de Sousas-Braganças do Duque de Lafões, Marquês de Arronches e Conde de Miranda do Corvo. Fólio 3 verso: brasão delineado a lápis de Alencastres-Ponce de Leão-Mascarenhas do Duque de Aveiro e Conde de Vila Nova de Portimão. Fólio 4: brasão a tinta-da-china de Álvares Pereira de Mello-Portugais-Braganças-Faros do Duque de Bragança, Duque do Cadaval, Marquês de Valença, Conde de Vimioso e Conde de Ourém. Fólio nº5: brasão a tinta-da-china de Sás e Almeidas do Marquês de Abrantes. Fólio nº 5 verso: brasão a tinta-da-china de Silvas-Telles do Marquês d&#146;Alegrete. Fólio nº6 brasão a tinta-da-china de Castros e Noronhas do Marquês de Cascais e Conde de Monsanto. Fólio nº6 verso: brasão a tinta-da-china de Mascaranhas-Silvas do Marquês da Fronteira, Marquês de Gouveia, Conde d&#146;Alva, Conde de Coculim (Índia), Conde de Sandomil, Conde da Torre e Conde de Assumar. Fó [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel'iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor's help]

      [Russian Empire, probably St. Petersburg], 1863. Folio (21.5 × 17.5 cm). Half red leather; marbled boards; original ink manuscript to rectos and versos; 198, Vi pp. With three color tables bound with the text and a list of color names in Russian, French and English on seven folding leaves bound after the text, only partially colored in. Rebacked, with repair to binding and raised boards (using lighter card stock); text lightly toned. A contemporary manuscript copy of Alexander Maslov's 1857 work, which was evidently the first Russian guide to watercolor painting. Maslov's book, published in 1859, was never reprinted and is not recorded in KVK or OCLC. It introduces would-be artists to basic techniques of drawing and painting, explaining different types of perspective, color harmony, mixing and reflection (reflet). He describes the required tools in great depth, detailing suitable brands of paper, pencils, brushes and pigments, listing leading brands of the day, such as Faber and Mordan, and naming their Russian suppliers. Particular attention is given to the properties, advantages and shortcomings of various color pigments, followed by a list of 108 basic colors and hues (together with a partially colored table). Other chapters present the art of composition, sketching and painting. Maslov describes how to depict objects such as fruits and flowers, human anatomy and faces, landscapes and more complex compositions, often in astonishing and amusing detail: for instance, he provides pointers for drawing nineteen essential flower types. The bound-in color charts provide the English and French names of the main colors, as well pointers on the best brands. According to the embossed stamp on the title page, the manuscript was prepared by one Viktor A. Vinster, of whom we can find no trace. Not in KVK, OCLC.

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        Vie de Jésus.

      Michel Lévy Frères, Paris 1863. 8vo. LIX+462 pages. With the half-title present ("Histoire des Origines du Christianisme. Livre premier"). Contemporary red half calf binding with richly gilt spine. Bookplate on front pastedown (Einar Christiansen). On inside of back endpaper inserted 3 small clippings from antiquarian book dealers. On verso of flyleaf inserted a reproduction of a Rembrandt etching showing Christ teaching. On the front side of the same flyleaf inserted a handwritten and signed letter (Paris 1859), 18 lines, from Ernest Renan. * PMM 352.

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        Viaggio di sua Santità Papa Pio IX nella città e provincia di Velletri scritto e compilato dal Canonico Angeloni.

      Velletri, Tipografia di Angelo Sartori e Comp., 1863. Album di cm. 27x40; legatura in tela originale, sguardie azzurre; Foto di Pio IX + 52 pagine + 7 foto all'albumina applicate su cartoncino con veline protettive (complessivamente 8 grandi foto all'albumina). Bella copia stampata su carta forte. Axs

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        Die Volks Zeitung in ihrer Gesammthaltung 1858 1862 Als Manuscript gedruckt

      First edition. 8vo., contemporary quarter black morocco over green cloth boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, Druck von Franz Duncker's Buchdruckerei.

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        Erklärung des Calendarium perpetuum oder immerwährenden Kalenders in Form einer Denkmünze der Schlacht bei Leipzig 1813. Jubel-Gabe.

      (Leipzig Selbstverlag) 1863 - (11 x 7,5 cm). 18 (statt 21) (1) S. Mit 1 Messing-Münze (Durchmesser: 42 mm) mit drei ausgestanzten Sichtfeldern und drei gegeneinander drehbaren Scheiben. Illustrierter Original-Halbleinwandband. Äußerst seltene "Jubel-Gabe" in Buchform zur Erinnerung an die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig. - Vorderdeckel mit ausgestanzter Vertiefung für die beiliegende Münze mit dem Kalender, darunter eine runde Erklärungstafel auf gelbem Papier. Die Schauseite der Münze mit allegorischer Darstellung, der Umschrift "Erinnerung a.d. Voelkerschlacht b. Leipzig." und den Wochentagen über dem Ausschnitt. Rückseitig mit Ortsnamen von Schlachten und dem ewigen Kalender. - Boden war "Castellan der Buchhändler-Börse in Leipzig". - Der Vorderdeckel mit einer Ansicht der Porta Grimmensis. - Es fehlen vermutlich die letzten 3 Seiten mit den Erklärungen der "Helden, Dicher und Volksmänner". Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Ohne das Bindeband, sonst gut erhaltenes und hübsches Exemplar

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        Suspiros del alma. Poesías de la hija del Yumurí

      Imprenta La Antilla, Habana 1863 - 98 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Handwritten Diary for the period January 1, 1863 through March 11, 1871 [Civil War, Farming, Weather, Politics, Economics and Prices; Abolition of Slavery, Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation and Assassination, and more]

      Poughkeepsie, NY: Alexander H. Coffin, 1863-1871. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The original, handwritten, Diary of Alexander H. Coffin for the period beginning on January 1, 1863 and continuing through and including March 11, 1871, noted by him to be the his "Diary No. 3." Coffin served as Postmaster General of Mansfield in Dutchess County, New York, did work as a Tax Assessor, and owned and operated Hemlock Farm in Dutchess County, New York. Other installments in his mult-volume Diary are held by the Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie, NY (written during the period 1851 1859) and by The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division (written during the period 1888-1890). Coffin begins this installment of his Diary stating "this Book is the third one I have used in keeping diary of [Many?] events, farming, weather...much of it of but little interest to any one but myself,..., it has aftertimes been of much use by way of reference, and much Satisfaction [underscored] to know what [underscored], and when [underscored]...." Contrary to his protestations, we find the Diary to be rather interesting, especially as it overlapped with America's Civil War. The Diary [which is in Good or better condition -- the spine is perished and the boards and a few pages at the front and back have come loose, but the body of the pages is largely intact] contains the title page [Signed by Coffin], plus approximately 215 pages of text, together with various items tipped in, and focuses on Coffin's life as a farmer, the effects of the Civil War on his life and on prices and wages, major events of the Civil War, marriages, deaths Celebrations, Politics -- both local and national -- weather, daily life, travels, and more. The items attached or loosely laid in include: an early newspaper clipping of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, a newspaper clipping of Horace Greeley's 'MY NOTIONS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHTS', a newspaper clipping of a Poem by George W. Bungay on the completion of the National Railroad, newspaper clipping on the Strength of the Rebels in the field - Muster Rolls of the Confederate Army for 1862, 1863, and 1864. Also, we have prepared a 7 to 8 page (single space) of many of the Diary's most interesting entries. They include, but are not limited to: 1863: victory of Rosencrans at Murfreesboro -- a highly important 1863 battle; movements of the Army of the Potomac and the taking of Fredericksburg; Rumors of the taking of Richmond by the Union Army which turned out to be inaccurate; hopes for an early end to the Rebellion; Lincoln's calls for additional soldiers for the Union Army; General Robert E. Lee's movements and battles; the relieving and replacement of various Union Generals; that "our War for Independence from Slavery in the South does not progress very rapidly"; the death of Rebel Generals Longstreet and Hill; refusal of permission to Rebel Vice President to go to Washington to deliver a letter to Lincoln from Jefferson Davis; riots in New York; the effect of War on wages and on the prices of goods; the death of John B. Floyd "Buchanan's thief"; rumors of Rebel soldiers rebelling against their commanders; North Caroling Papers calling for Peace; 1864: General Sherman's marching South; Union and Rebel battle casualties; nomination of General McClellan and Mr. Pendleton by Democrats for President and Vice President; Coffin's opinion of the Copperhead party; Copperhead party voter fraud; Lincoln's reelection; Sherman's burning of Atlanta and Rome, Georgia, release of Union Soldiers captured, imprisoned, and abused by the Rebels; Meeting of Lincoln and Seward with Rebel Peace Commissioners who used the meeting to demand acknowledgement of the Confederacy's Independence; Rebel evacuation of Charleston, SC; Lincoln's call for 300,000 more men; 1865: Congressional vote to Amend the Constitution to Abolish Slavery; "Glorious War News! - Prest Lincoln dated a dispatch to his wife from Jeff Davis's Mansion in Richmond, lately evacuated; Burkeville, Va. battle results; Lee's surrender to Grant; thoughts by many that Grant's terms were too lenient; an address by H. Ward Beecher; News of Lincoln's Assassination at Ford's Theatre and Assassination of Seward in his bed [the latter of which proved to be in error as Seward survived the attack]; less leniency for the Rebels presumed likely after Lincoln's Assassination; Presidential offer of $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis, $25,000 each for several others; "All the Rebels are giving up, Armies Surrendering &c..."; Jefferson Davis and Wife coming to Washington, Sherman's Army coming home; "I fear our President is showing too much lenity to Rebels, pardoning &c they are having things pretty much their own way". 1866: President Johnson's veto of the Freedmen's Bill and it Congress's subsequent override; 1867: rumor that General Grant and H. Ward Beecher had both gone over to the Johnson party; opposition to letting Rebels take front seats in Congress without some penance; threats of more War at Baltimore and New Orleans; Coffin's meeting General Serrel who planted the "Swamp Angel" that fired 4 miles into Charleston, SC during its resistance; Coffin's visit to Nantucket Island where his Ancestors lived; Negro Suffrage; Tristan Coffin going to hear Charles Dickens read in Brooklyn; 1868: Great excitement over Impeachment of President Johnson and high chance of conviction; the Chicago Convention; Nomination of Grant and Colfax for President and Vice President; "Great Negro Celebration of Emancipation ....Genl Grant to be inaugurated. Now, all friends to the Country hope that Secession & Copperheadism, having no head will be ended, and that we may not be cursed with another Andy Johnson for all time to come."; Great Celebration Meeting at the Academy of Music for Colored People on the Ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, giving then the right to vote, etc.. US Senator Mr. Revels of Mississippi is to make a speech. The Diary contains much more information than that which is described above and presents a FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF THE CIVIL WAR FROM A UNION FARMER'S PERSPECTIVE AS WELL AS OF ORDINARY LIFE IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA AND AFTER, AND SHOWS HOW ORDINARY LIFE CONTINUED DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR THEREON. WE SELDOM SEE SUCH WONDERFUL ACCOUNTS FROM NONCOMBATANTS.

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        Entretiens sur L'Architecture (2 tomes).

      Paris: A. Morel et Cie., 1863. - in-4, toile, avec carapace dorée, feuilles de titre avec vignette, tome premier: 491 p., illustr? de 107 gravures sur bois, tome deuxi?me: 450 p., illustré de93 gravures sur bois Reliure enfoncée et frottée avec quelques t?ches, bloc avec peu de rousseurs. - - - BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben von AbeBooks und ZVAB (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. BEI UNSICHERHEIT FRAGEN SIE UNS BITTE ZUVOR AN. - - - PLEASE NOTE: Because of AbeBooks' and ZVAB?S special requirements for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOREHAND IN CASE OF UNCERTAINTY. - - - 2500 g 2

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        A History of the Birds of Europe not observed in the British Isles. Four Volumes, complete.

      London -64. Four Volumes 1863 - Large octavo. A complete copy with 180 hand coloured plates of birds and 58 hand-finished colour printed plates of birds eggs. As usual there are 3 or 4 minor variations to plate list but this is complete with 238 plates. Original red cloth, faded and sl worn, spines sl chipped, volume 4 has some damp staining upper board edges, a few plates and leaves of text with sl staining at the middle the upper margin, not affecting the plate image or major part of the margins. Plates are bright and attarctive. Externally very well used, with the engraved bookplates of Sir Francis Denys, Bart. Overall just about a good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [London, 1863. Chromolithographed plates, image areas 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Very minor surface wear, else fine condition. Matted and framed. A sensational pair of chromolithographs featuring Brazilian hummingbirds. After his journeys in South America, Martin Johnson Heade planned a chromolithographic work to be entitled GEMS OF BRAZIL, which would translate twenty of his paintings of hummingbirds and orchids into prints. In 1863, he executed the paintings of hummingbirds against a Brazilian background and sent them to London to be chromolithographed. For some unknown reason the project was dropped. Only four of the plates survive in proof form; these are two of them. In THE DEMOCRATIC ART, Peter Marzio states that five colors plus a tint stone were used, with traces of oil paint in the highlights. This firm owned two of the proofs about twenty-five years ago, and these are the only other ones we have seen on the market. Simply stunning works, as rare as they are extraordinarily beautiful. Sixteen of the original Heade paintings came into the private collection of the famed English art historian Kenneth Clark, who later gave them to his son Alan. Alan Clark sold them in the 1970s to help finance his political career and taste for exotic cars; they went into the collection of the American art collector Richard Manoogian. He sold them to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, where they can be seen today.

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        ABC. Samegiel ja Darogiel Abes, daihe Vuostas lokkamgirje Same-manaidi. Samas cali J. A. Friis.

      Kristianiast, Brøgger & Kristie, 1863. 48 s. Samt. skinnbd. u. titteltrykk. Litt slitasje ved øvre kapitél. Qvigstad & Wiklund. Nr. 56.. .

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        L'Ingénieux Don Quichotte de la Manche (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Traductions de Louis Viardot, avec les dessins de Gustave Doré, gravés par H. Pisan, 2 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline rouge aux fers spéciaux, Louis Hachette, Paris, 1863, 2 ff., XXIII-459 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f blanc, avec 62 planches hors texte (y compris le frontispice) sur papier vélin fort, gravées sur bois et tirées sur fond teinté chine ; 2 ff., 515 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc, avec 58 planches hors texte (y compris le frontispice) sur papier vélin fort, gravées sur bois et tirées sur fond teinté chine Edition originale de la version illustrée par Gustave Doré. Exemplaire collationné bien complet des 120 grandes compositions, avec 257 vignettes. "Presque toujours le dessin de Doré atteint à des qualités de finesse ingénieuse qu'il n'avait pas encore eu l'occasion de montret à ce point" (Leblanc, 67) Etat satisfaisant (petits accrocs au dos en coiffes, fentes intérieures en mors, rares rouss., une planche débrochée, bon état par aileurs). Les planches dessinées par Gustave Doré sont absolument magnifiques. Prix en l'état pour cet exemplaire qui mériterait une restauration de qualité. Carteret, III Français

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        The Invasion of the Crimea its Origins. to the Death of Raglan

      Blackwood, London 1863 - 5 vols. 1863-1875. 54 (of 56) maps & plans (many folding). Contemporary calf. Folding maps. A nice set, bound in immaculate contemporary half calf showing a nice view of Sebastopole from the sea. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Weather Book: A Practical Manual of Meteorology

      London: Longmans Green, 1863 First edition. Early rebinding by Jarrolds of Norwich in half blue morocco and marbled boards (originally published in blue cloth). 464pp. With 16 engraved charts at back, some coloured, as called for. Robert Fitz Roy was Captain of HMS Beagle, which sailed round the world with Darwin as naturalist in the 1830s, on a mission to navigate the coasts of South America. Fitz Roy was also a pioneering weather forecaster, particularly interested in improving forecasts for shipping; in 1854 he was appointed the first head of what later became the Met.Office. He designed and installed barometers and storm warnings at ports. This book was a landmark in early meteorology, and is rare: Copac lists 4 copies. The book was reprinted in the same year, but seems to have had no further editions. This copy was in the Norfolk and Norwich library in the late 19th century but is well preserved. It has two library labels, one to the front cover and one on the front pastedown dated 1898, as well as 2 neat erased stamps on the title page and a number on verso. The condition is Good overall: the pages are very good and clean and the binding largely firm, with a little slackness at the front internal hinge. Endpapers have some browning. The covers are quite rubbed and worn but quite bright.

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      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 170 [2] pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10. Dupont.

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      Newburgh, N.Y., 1863. Broadside, 28 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches. Archivally mounted and matted on acid- free board. Minor loss to top edge, with small remnants of a pasted-over handbill remaining in the top margin but barely touching the top letters, old folds, mild adhesive discoloration at corners, slightly tanned, small vertical closed tear to middle fold at bottom edge. Overall good condition. An exceptionally-rare, and possibly unique surviving example of this large recruiting poster for the Third Regiment in Newburgh, N.Y. Alexander Mann mustered into the Third Regiment, Company "B" as an Ensign in Albany on May 14, 1861, after being recruited from Newburgh or one of several surrounding towns. Less than a year later, Mann was promoted to captain. Third Regiment, Company "B" was the first recruited and first ready for muster in the state of New York during the early months of the Civil War. They fought at Big Bethel, Fort Wagner, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg, Fort Gilmer, Chapin's Farm, Fort Fisher, and Wilmington, among others, and spent much time protecting Fort Monroe in Virginia during their first enlistment from 1861 to 1863. In May 1863, the unit was re-organized; some current soldiers re- enlisted, and new recruits were mustered. The present broadside emanates from Captain Mann's recruitment efforts for the re- organization and re-enlistment of his regimental company during this time. As compensation to new recruits, Captain Mann is authorized to give a bounty of $250 for a two-year enlistment or $100 for one year. Recruits are invited to visit Captain Mann at 144 Water Street in Newburgh. The Third Regiment would continue to provide valiant service to the Union, although Captain Mann was mustered out at the end of August 1864. A substantial recruitment poster for a proud and active Civil War unit.

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        La Vie Parisienne

      Emile Marcelin 1863 - La Vie Parisienne was a very famous French magazine, continuously published for over a hundred years (until 1970), it covered novel, music, theater, the arts, politics and sports. Beautifully illustrated, this is a bound volume with 51 magazines from the first year of publication - each 12-page magazine is included in this volume, starting with Nr. 1 (Jan 3rd, 1863) through Nr. 52 (December 26th, 1863) - Only one is missing (Nr. 44). Directed by Emile Marcelin (1825-1887) for the first 24 years, the beautiful artwork of La Vie parisienne reflected the stylization of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, this was a highly successful publication in its time. Each magazine is 10.5 x 13 inches, all in good to very good condition with some rust, bound in one volume with hardcovers. See pictures of cover and some example pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emancipated slaves [photograph]

      New York: George Hanks, 1863 One of the great American slavery photographs, this portrait was made "to raise money to educate former slaves in Louisiana, a state still partially held by the Confederacy. One group portrait, several cartes de visite of pairs of students, and numerous portraits of each student were made. When this photograph was published as a woodcut in "Harper's Weekly" of January 30, 1864, it was accompanied by the biographies of the eight emancipated slaves, which served successfully to fan the abolitionist cause" (Metropolitan Museum of Art). "The images of Wilson Chinn were especially famous. On his forehead are branded the initials of his former owner, Volsey B. Marmillon. To make the marks more visible to viewers, Kimball added a bit of unintended insult to injury: he retouched the initials on the original negative to make them appear even more visible in the albumen silver print" (Rosenheim, Photography and the American Civil War). Oval albumen print, (5 x 7 in.) original mount. Overall size 8 x 10 inches. Printed title: "Emancipated Slaves brought from Louisiana by Col. Geo. H. Hanks The children are from the schools established by order of Maj. Gen. Banks." Printed on the mount beneath the photograph are the names of the freed slaves as well as the photogapher's and publisher's imprints and copyright notice. Very good condition, with minor wear to the mount. This photograph is among the most famous and most influential images of American slaves. The only other example we have seen in the trade made $30,000 at Swann in March 2015.

      [Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Sh]
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        Sonnenuntergang an der asiatischen. [Asian Sunset]

      [Canton] 1863 - Watercolour on paper, 210 x 300 mm; signed in pencil; mounted. Charming and atmospheric watercolour of the Guangzhou area, depciting the Pearl River at sundown, looking towards old Canton, with the Chigang Pagoda and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees seen in the distance. The German painter Eduard Hildebrandt had studied in Berlin and Paris and was a friend of scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Under Humboldt's influence he took a voyage around the world in 1862-64, making watercolour views of the many places he visited. "Fantasies in red, yellow and opal, sunset, sunrise and moonshine, distances of hundreds of miles like those of the Andes and the Himalaya, narrow streets in the bazaars of Cairo or Suez, panoramas as seen from mast-heads, wide cities like Bombay or Pekin, narrow strips of desert with measure-less expanses of sky all alike display his quality of bravura" (Wikipedia).A note on the verso explains that the drawing's title was written on the old passepartout mount. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die krankhaften Geschwülste. Dreissig Vorlesungen, gehalten während des Wintersemesters 1862-1863 an der Universität zu Berlin. Band I, II und III,1 in drei Bänden (alles Erschienene, endet mit Vorlesung 25).

      Berlin: Hirschwald, 1863-(1867). leather_bound. Sehr gut. Aus der Reihe: "Vorlesungen über Pathologie", Band 2 bis 4, Onkologie. Bd. I: mit Titelkupfer und 107 Holzschnitten. Bd. II: mit 98 Holzschnitten. Bd. III,1: mit Titelkupfer und 38 Holzschnitten. Gr.-8vo. Halblederbände des 20. Jahrhunderts im Stil der Zeit mit marmoriertem Papierbezug und grüner Rückenprägung, XII, 543 (1), 33 (1); X, 756 S.; 1 Bl., 496 S. Erste Ausgabe. Garrison/M. 2617. Heirs of Hippocrates 1014. Hirsch/H. V, 770. Waller 10001. Band III,1 ohne den Reihentitel "Vorlesungen über Pathologie" und ohne Jahresangabe auf dem Titelblatt. - Sehr gute Exemplare in nahezu einwandfreien neueren Einbänden (minimale Bereibungen). Innen sauber, nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Ganz wenige Risse an Seitenrändern in Band III,1, mit säurefreiem Neschen-Film überklebt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      Two volumes. Original purple-brown cloth. Folding map as frontispiece to Volume I, plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to Volume II. Spines a touch sunned, light wear, but an excellent set. First edition. This is Burton's first book on his years in West Africa including detailed accounts of his amazing adventures inland. "Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his commission in the Bombay army, but he was struck from the list, thereby losing not only his half pay but also any prospect of a pension or sale of his commission, an action about which he always complained bitterly. Burton did not permit Isabel to accompany him to Fernando Po, which he described as 'the very abomination of desolation'. He slipped away from the post at every opportunity for excursions on the African mainland or to meet Isabel in the Canaries or England. Although he loathed Fernando Po, he worked continuously at his writing with Wanderings in West Africa and Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains both appearing in 1863″ (ODNB). Burton originally intended to issue the book anonymously, and a few copies are known with no name on the spine, but most often they are as here, credited to "R. F. Burton F.R.G.S." on the spine and just "a F.R.G.S." on the title page. This pseudonym "may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical society, for Burton was at odds with the organization's leadership at the time over the matter of the Nile's sources. The acerbic dedication was 'to the true friends of Africa - not the "Philanthropist" or to Exeter Hall'" (Casada).

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        THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature Under the Equator, During Eleven Years of Travel.

      John Murray 1863. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. ix + 351pp. + 32pp. publ. catalogue. + vi + 423pp. 9 plates, 33 ills., folding map. Some light browning, bookplates, volume 2 with crudely taped hinges, gilt lettered cloth with gilt ills. to upper boards, chipped spines with repair across tail of spine of vol. 2 with minor split to tail of upper joint, corners frayed. Moraes vol. 1. pp.77. Darwin ‘It is a grand book, and, whether or not it sells, it will last. ODNB ‘... a major contribution to the knowledge and literature of Amazonia. Bates had spent longer on the Amazon than any of his European predecessors, and the book was an immediate success and has become a travel classic ... it provides a fascinating record of the natural environment and wildlife of Amazonia before the major impact of the rubber boom. There are also detailed descriptions of the way of life and customs of Amerindian groups Bates encountered on his travels ...' US$2145

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        History of West Point, and its Military Importance During the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. 8vo. xviii, 408, [12]pp., including advertisements at end. Large folding panoramic lithographed frontispiece of the Hudson River and West Point by Julius Bien, 9 plates, of which 2 folding and one in color; illustrations in text. Original blue embossed cloth, large gilt emblems on front cover and spine, spine gilt-lettered. Front hinge cracked and free endpaper loose, covers bright; short tape repairs on flyleaf and title margin, a pale marginal dampstain, some intermittent foxing. FIRST EDITION with a superb panoramic frontispiece by Julius Bien, lithographer from New York famous for his second folio edition of Audubon's 'Birds of America.' "[Capt. Boynton's] long residence at West Point, with its revolutionary associations, turned his interest to historical matters, and led to the publication of [the present volume], a large part of which is devoted to a minute study of the topography of the neighborhood, from a military viewpoint, to the system of defenses erected during the Revolution, and to the administration of the fortress during that period" (DAB). Howes B678; Sabin 7150.

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        Guide pratique du Jardinier Paysagiste. Album de 24 plans coloriés sur la composition et l"ornementation des jardins d"agrément à l"usage des amateurs, propriétaires et architectes. Accompagnés d"une Explication très détaillée. Traduit de l"allemand par M. J. Rothschild. Précédé d"une Introduction générale de M. Charles Naudin.

      Paris: J. Rothschild, éditeur, 1863 - Edition originale française, in-4 allongé; [iv: faux-titre, titre imprimé en noir, rouge et bleu], iv, [ii], 48p.; 24 plans lithographiés à double page rehaussés en couleur et montés sur onglets, lithographie de Singer, texte imprimé dans un encadrement avec fleurons aux coins. On joint 4 planches lithographiés en couleur provenant de l"ouvrage de Victor Petit "Parcs et Jardins des environs de Paris" [Monrocq,1861]. Cartonnage orange de l"éditeur, dos toilé brun avec étiquette de titre en long, plats imprimés. Quelques frottis et épidermures sur la couverture, autrement en très bon état et intérieurement très frais. Chaque plan est commenté en détail avec la perspective, les petits édifices et le mobilier de jardin (bancs, pavillons, maisonnette en bois, Temple de Minerve, grotte, habitation du jardinier), les massifs, plantations, carrés de fleurs et potagers, fruitiers, avec les variétés recommandée et leur nom latin. Bon ouvrage peu courant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Guadeloupe Pittoresque

      1863 - First edition. 12 lithograph plates, including decorative half title & large folding panorama (this with a closed tear expertly repaired). Folio (555 x 400mm). Fine original publisher's blindstamped cloth, titled in gilt on upper board. [iv], 44pp. Paris, Noblet & Baudry, An uncommon work and probably one of the last of the few plate books devoted to the West Indies. With a fine presentation inscription from the author's eldest son and heir Even Budan to the upper margin of the title page: ?A Monsieur A. Arnaud / Souvenir affectueux / [En. Budan] Beneath there is further presentation inscription from Monsieur Arnaud: ?Mon cher Commandant / Recevez ce faible souvenir, c'est l'oeuvre d'un vos amis de collège, de ce pauvre Budan qui était aussi mon ami. Songez a lui meme en parcourrant, et aussi au modests edecin que a été votre hote. A qui l'honore d'être; votre. [A Arnaud] Born on Guadeloupe in 1827 Budan was well known as both a painter and as one of the first photographers in the Antilles, exhibiting at the Paris salons in 1863 and 1867. In November 1862 he launched a subscription for La Guadeloupe Pittoresque which was to be published in 12 livraisons (4 francs per part or 48 francs complete). The subscribers could, if they wished, have the album bound with their initials stamped in gilt on the upper board. The finished items arrived in Guadeloupe in December 1863 and were put on sale at the beginning of 1864 at the price of 50 francs for a bound copy. He died in Saint-Pierre on Martinique in 1874. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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