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      Edinburgh 1863, Edmonston. Blue blind-stamped cloth, very. good, spine head & tail chips missing, sold "as is" only see. scans posted to our site, 15 x 23.x cm., 9 tinted lithos, 5. b.w. plts, map, corner bumps, else solid. FIRST EDITION. Covers the author's South Pacific ocean voyage, from Sidney, Australia and return, via Aukland, Samoa, Feegee, New Caledonia, and Norfolk. He devotes a complete chapter on Pitcarin Islanders. Excellent commentaries also on New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, the Isle of Pines as well as Norfolk Island. An excellent primary resource. * With 21 excellent lithographic plates & a large folding map. *** CONDITION: Spine head & tail missing small pieces, original blue blind- stamped blue cloth, corners a bit bumped, binding solid, sold "as is" please see photos posted to our site. Contents clean and solid, nice large folding map. Nevertheless, the book is complete, contents are quite nice as are the lithographic plates. Could be rebound. *** REFERENCES: Ferguson 10528 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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      New York, 1863. Some very pale mat burn. Near fine. Two of the scarcest Currier and Ives prints, both depicting dramatic scenes of frontier Indian fighting. At the time of the celebrated sale of the collection of Norman James at The Anderson Galleries in 1928, it was noted for each "only a few copies known." The artist of both prints was Arthur Tait, one of the best artists with whom Currier & Ives worked. "Perhaps our greatest sporting artist, Tait would earn a high place in any discussion of art of the period. Among the Currier & Ives group he ranks among the very finest" - Peters. Very rare, and among the most famous and reproduced of prints by the famous lithographers. PETERS, CURRIER & IVES 1512, 1513. GALE, CURRIER & IVES: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 171, 172.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Broadside. Begins: Acta de pronunciamiento de Sensuntepeque. Vivan los derechos del Pueblo. — Muera la tiranía.

      San Salvador: Impr. del Gobierno Tall folio (35 cm; 13.75"). [1] p.. 1863 Editio princeps of the famous "Pronunciamiento de Sensuntepeque," the grass-roots denouncement of the liberal Barrios government. All but one family of the town banded together to draft and sign this document and to send manuscript copies throughout the country to foment a popular revolution and to support the Guatemalan invasion aimed at ousting Barrios. This is a 180-degree turn-around stance from that of 12 November 1859 when the town published a decree fully supporting Barrios. Pres. Carrera of Guatemala, a Conservative with ambitions to control all of Central America, did unseat Barrios and in October of 1863 installed Francisco Dueñas as president. The meeting at which this document was drafted occurred on 27 February 1863, months prior to the Guatemalan invasion, but this first printed version did not appear until after the fall of Barrios and the installation of the Conservative government. It is dated 11 November 1863. A postscript to the "Pronunciamiento" states "esta acta no se pudo dar a luz en su oportunidad por haber sido persequidos, encarcelados y confiscados los firmantes." The names of the signers are present (in type) above the postscript. => Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, and Metabase locate no copies. Top margin crumpled and with a few tears and some small loss of paper, but not of text. One horizontal fold.

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        Important letter from Jefferson Davis ordering his nephew to inspect southern port defenses, which resulted in the strengthening of Fort Fisher—depicted in the 1989 film, Glory ! Offered with his original commission as Aide de Camp signed by Confederate Secretary of War, James Seddon


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        Admiral Porter thanks W.W. Carter for his patriotic motto (The Heel of the Old Flag-Staff Shall Bruise the Rattlesnake's Head) - a year earlier, President Lincoln had thanked Carter for the motto on an "elegant and ingenious flag" - the motto was displayed at the 1864 Baltimore Convention which nominated Lincoln for a second term

      Cairo [Illinois], September 29, 1863. 7.75" x 9.75". "Civil-war date Manuscript Letter Signed ""David D. Porter"" as Rear Admiral, 2 page, 7.75"" x 9.75"", front & verso with blank integral leaf bearing light offset from Porter;'s signature (letter folded before ink dried). To W.W. Carter Esq., Baltimore, Md. Mississippi Squadron, Flag Ship 'Black Hawk,"" Cairo [Illinois], September 29, 1863. Fine condition.In part, ""I have received your communication of August 20, containing the patriotic motto, which has deservedly elicited the beautiful remark from one of the most loyal gentlemen in this Union, Mr. Holt. Though I do not know him personally, I much admire him, and am satisfied that his appreciation of your motto is the best compliment that could be paid. ""There is no doubt left in my mind, but that 'the heel of the old flag-staff will bruise the rattlesnake's head', and cut off the Copperhead's tail, pluck out his fangs and render him harmless. Until our Country however, is united at home, and the Government receives the hearty support of every one who professes to be a Union man, we need never expect to crush the Rattlesnake's head. The part I have taken in this rebellion is dictated by but one feeling, a love of the Union under which this country enjoyed more blessings than any other country under the canopy of heaven - and I would hang every traitor who helped to pull down and dishonor our glorious old flag, and try to bring us to a level of the Mexican states…"" Kentucky-born Joseph Holt practiced law in Mississippi before the Civil War. He served as Buchanan's Postmaster General and as his last Secretary of War, January 18 - March 3, 1861. Anti-slavery and a supporter of the Union, in 1862, Holt was appointed Judge Advocate General of the Union Army.W.W. Carter's Patriotic Motto: ""THE HEEL OF THE OLD FLAG-STAFF SHALL BRUISE THE RATTLESNAKE'S HEAD!""mentioning the endorsement by Holt and Porter and thanks from President LincolnFrom The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events edited by Frank Moore (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1868"" ): ""Document 96: THE HEEL OF THE OLD FLAG-STAFF SHALL BRUISE THE RATTLESNAKE'S HEAD! Across the front of the stand of the National Union Ratification Meeting, held in Baltimore in June, 1864, for the purpose of ratifying the nominations of the candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States [Lincoln & Johnson], was displayed the above thoroughly national motto, conceived by Mr. W. W. Carter of that city, in March, 1862, and which he afterward had inscribed upon a handsome silken Union flag, which he presented to President Lincoln in the following August, accompanied by a letter requesting:""That the flag might be deposited in the War Department, in order that the motto might be incorporated into the national faith during the present struggle for the supremacy of the Constitution and the Laws, and the perpetuity of our nationality. The motto is national, symbolic, and prophetic. The Heel of the Old Flag-Staff represents the Federal Government; the Rattlesnake's Head represents the Rebellion inaugurated by South Carolina, the symbol of whose sovereignty is that vicious reptile; and the declaration of enmity between the heel and head is prophetic of the absolute power and inflexible determination of the Federal Government to crush out the Rebellion at any and every cost commensurate with the life of the nation.""Let the motto then be inscribed upon the flaunting banners of our advancing armies; let it be spread before the public eye, and thundered into the public ear at all the loyal gatherings of the people; let it stimulate the heart of the nation all over the land, and Anally, let it be the battle-cry for the Union until the flag of our country shall again be planted upon every mountain-top, and its musical flutterings again be borne upon every passing breeze. Yea I until 'O'er all the cities and forts once more, The Stars and Stripes we shall restore.'""""The sentiment, with its accompanying remarks, have been most heartily endorsed by a large number of the Governors of the loyal States, to whom they have been submitted, as - well as by Hon. Edward Everett, Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, Hon. Joseph Holt, and Commodores Porter, Dahlgren, and others.""President Abraham Lincoln's letter to W.W. Carter: ""Executive Mansion, August 8, 1862. Allow me to thank you very cordially for the elegant and ingenious flag which you have had the kindness to send me, and for the earnest and patriotic letter by which is was accompanied.” "

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        La Legende de Croque-Mitaine

      Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette, 1863. Cloth. Very Good. Gustave Dore. A tight, impressive copy of the 1863 1st edition. Solid and VG in its gilt-designed red cloth, with light rubbing to the panels and light, inoffensive foxing thruout the text. Wonderfully illustrated thruout in steel engraving and line drawings by the redoubtable Gustave Dore. Tall quarto, all edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        THE WATER-BABIES. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

      London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863. - First edition, first issue (with L’envoi page preceding text), 8vo., pp.350, half chestnut brown calf, red title label gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, b/w frontispiece and plates, in-text vignettes; occasional light fingermarking and light foxing to margins, water-staining to margins of half title and frontispiece, small rubbed area to marbled-paper covering of front board, a bright and otherwise near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of Tartar Steppes and their Inhabitants.

      London: John Murray,, 1863. Octavo (182 x 115 mm). Contemporary half calf, decorative gilt spine, green morocco label, marbled paper sides, marbled edges. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 4 plates. Ownership inscription on front pastedown of "Miss Williams's, Wasperton House", Warwickshire; bookseller's stamp of Cooke & Son, Warwick, on front free endpaper. Binding lightly rubbed, a touch of foxing in places. An attractive copy. First edition, uncommon. Lucy Atkinson (1817-1893), traveller and writer, accompanied her husband, Thomas Witlam Atkinson, in Siberia, the Kirgiz steppes and eastwards as far as Irkutsk and the Chinese border. Her "vivid account, which is arranged as a series of letters to a friend, shows Lucy Atkinson to have been an indefatigable horsewoman who was held in respect by local people both for her equestrian skills and as a markswoman with pistol and rifle. Her reference to the birth of her son Alatau (named after a nearby mountain and spring), in the absence of a medical attendant, offers a further indication of her unusually independent capabilities. While of intrinsic interest, her book has recently been used to support criticisms of inauthenticity raised against her husband's second volume by revealing inaccuracies in the chronology and detail. In her descriptions of meetings with survivors of the 1825 Decembrist uprising then scattered through Siberia, including M. I. Murav'ev-Apostol, I. D. Yakushkin, P. I. Falenberg, the Volkonsky and Trubetskoy families, the Borisov brothers, and the Betsuzhevs (which her husband could not include owing to the dedication of his second volume to Tsar Alexander II), Lucy Atkinson's work is of interest and importance to historians of the period" (ODNB).

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        Important letter from Jefferson Davis ordering his nephew to inspect coastal defenses in North Carolina that led to the strengthening of Fort Fisher—depicted in the 1989 film, Glory !


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        Panama. Vista géneral tomada del Cerro Ancon por William Leblanc,

      New York Snyder Black & Sturn April 1863 - 70 x 53.5 cm. approx., lithograph by Snyder, Black, and Sturn after William Leblanc, sepia border, captioned below border. Fine lithographic view of Panama, taken from Ancon hill, at 200 metres the highest natural point in Panama, overlooking Panama with various ships at harbour in the bay in the distance. In the fore-ground trees and flora frame the vista, focusing the eye on the bird's-eye view of the city beneath. Ancon Hill was key to the defennce of Panama; for example Captain Morgan had climbed the hill to gain a knowledge of the locqal defences before sacking the city in 1671. It became part of the Panama Canal Zone under U.S. jurisdiction and consequently was left as jungle providing a rich habitat for wildlife up until the present day. 1863 was a significanty date in Panama's history as it brought about contitutional changes under which Panama gained increasing autonomy from its union with Colombia. William LeBlanc owned Ancon Hill, and when the builder of the Suez Canal, De Lesseps, visited Panama in the 1880's with a view to building a canal across the Isthmus, Leblanc warned him that there would not be trees enough there to make crosses to place over the graves of his laborours. This provd to be sadly prophetic as the canal cost thousands of lives in its construction.

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        Le Monde Photographié: Collection of 8 Volumes

      Paris: Philippart, Libraire-Éditeur 1863-1864 - First Editions. Octavos. A collection of eight volumes in the Le Monde Photographié series, dedicated to various European sites and cities. Includes 1: Le Palais de Versailles by A. Jeunesse, 2: La Ville de Bordeaux by J. Renaudin, 5: Italie: Saint-Pierre de Rome by Giulio Rinaldini, 6: Italie: La Ville de Naples by M. de Rocourt, 8: Paris: Le Louvre et les Tuileries by J. Lingay, 21: La Ville de Varsovie by A. Legallais, 22: Constantinople et le Bosphore by J. de Rocourt, and 25: Le Palais de la Reine a Londres by Auguste Jeunesse. Each book includes one tipped-in albumen print, followed by a text in French. Books uniformly very good in printed wrappers, with edgewear along the spine, chips to the edges, and some creasing and tearing to the internal pages.

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      Baker and Godwin, 1863 Baker & Godwin, New York, 1863. 8vo. 48pp. "Four score and seven years ago.": the earliest publication of the Gettysburg Address in book form, preceded only by the exceptionally rare sixteen-page pamphlet, The Gettysburg Solemnities, known in only three copies. Bound in recent hardcover. Several pages attached with recent restoration paper stubs. Lincoln made his speech at the dedication of a cemetery on the Gettysburg battlefield some four months after the pivotal battle that turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the Union. Lincoln's speech was preceded by an address from Edward Everett, the most famous orator of his day. Everett's speech took some ninety minutes to deliver, and is largely forgotten. Lincoln's speech, delivered in only a few minutes, is immortal. It is a supreme distillation of American values, and of the sacrifices necessary for the survival of liberty and freedom. "The Washington Chronicle of 18-21 November reported extensively on this ceremony and included a verbatim text of 'Edward Everett's Great Oration.' On the fourth day it noted in passing that the President had also made a speech, but gave no details. When it came to the separate publication on 22 November, Everett's 'Oration' was reprinted from the standing type, but Lincoln's speech had to be set up. It was tucked away as a final paragraph on page 16 of the pamphlet [The Gettysburg Solemnities]. It was similarly treated when the meanly produced leaflet was replaced by a 48-page booklet published by Baker and Godwin of New York in the same year" (PMM). Lincoln's address appears on page 40, and parenthetical notes are added indicating "applause" and "long-continued applause." A diagram on page 32 gives the details of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Howes E232, "b"; Monaghan 193; Grolier, American 100, 72 (note); Streeter Sale 1747; Sabin 23263; cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 351; Garry Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg, pp.191-204. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        Renz` Menagerie die größte in ganz Europa in der großen neuerbauten Bude auf dem Dultplatz vis - à - vis dem englischen Café ist v. 15. an und während der Messe ... täglich geöffnet. (Unterzeichnerin:) A. Renz Wtwe.

      München, Deschler (1863).Plakat mit typograph. Text und 4 Holzschnitten. Blattgr.: 45 x 24 cm. Christian Renz (1816 - 62), Bruder des "Zirkusgiganten" Ernst Renz, gründete nach 1850 eine Wandermenagerie, die nach seinem Tod von der Witwe nur noch bis 1864 fortgeführt wurde. Das hübsche Plakat listet als Hauptattraktion "Miß Jenny, weiblicher Riesen - Elephant" auf, desweiteren werden noch 41 ausgestellte Rassen angegeben, u. a. 7 Löwen, 1 Königstiger, 3 Panther, 2 Leoparden, 2 Pumas, 1 Eisbär, Affen, Hirsche, Strausse, Stachelschwein, Ameisenbär usw. - Die hübschen Holzschnitte zeigen den verstorbenen Renz zu Tische mit einer Vielzahlt Raubtiere, Renz und Tiger, Miß Jenny und eine Raubkatze. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        British Wild Flowers . described, with an introduction and key to the natural order by C. Pierpoint Johnson

      London: John Van Voorst, (1863 - second edition),Octavo,186 pp.,frontispiece and 86 handcoloured steel engraved plates. Handsome contemporary full gilt morocco, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, two nineteenth century ownership inscriptions (one dated 1863), an occasional spot otherwise a fine crisp copy. The expanded reissue of Sowerby's classic work on British Wild Flowers, "to which is now added a supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants by John W. Salter, ALS, FGS and the Ferns, Horsetails and Club-mosses by John E. Sowerby". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Adventures and Research Among the Andaman Islanders

      White Lotus, London 1863 - Adventures and Research Among the Andaman Islanders [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le rime di Michelangelo Buonarroti pittore, scultore e architetto. Cavate dagli autografi e pubblicate da Cesare Guasti

      Firenze per Felice Le Monnier, 1863. [7], (viii-cxxxv), [1], [3], 4-365 pp, [1], [2], mit zwei Blatt Handschriftfaksimile. 4°, Halbpergament der Zeit mit zwei farbigen goldgeprägten Titelrückenschildern. Erste Gesamtausgabe des dicheterischen Werkes von Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni . \"Und erst nach dem Tod des letzten Erben (Michelangelos) 1863 wagte es Cesare Guasti in seinen Rime Michelangelos gesamtes dichterisches Werk erstmals kritisch rekonstruiert und unverfälscht darzustellen.\" (Vorwort) Schnitte etwas fleckig, sonst sehr wohlerhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A Practical Treatise on the Diseases and Infirmities of Advanced Life

      London, John Churchill, 1863. xvi, 718 p.; 23 cm. "Daniel Maclachlan, medical superintendent at the Royal Hospital Chelsea," wrote an early book on gerontology and geriatrics. "Placed for the last twenty-three years in an admirable position for studying the diseases and infirmities of the old." Bound in original publisher's cloth; some chipping to spine with loss of outer surface; very good. Stock#OB569.

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        The Procession of Albert Edward Prince of Wales, and the Princess Alexandra of Denmark from Eton to Windsor, on the 7th March, 1863

      [Windsor]: Lithographed & published by R. Canton....Sole Agent for Windsor & Eton, W.F. Taylor, [1863]. Coloured lithograph, single print on five joined sheets, accordion-folded within printed pink wrappers. Split at fold between third and fourth panel, occasional short tear to other folds. Rubbed and faded to extremities of wrappers, creased, with slight loss to spine. A handsome lithograph panorama produced to celebrate the pre-wedding celebrations of the eldest son of Queen Victoria, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, depicting the carriage procession and spectators from the gatehouse of Eton College to that of Windsor Castle, festive decorations and the shops and buildings of Windsor. The wedding ceremony was concluded three days later at St. George's Chapel, Winsdor. OCLC locates a single copy, at Yale; there are further copies in the Royal Collections. . First edition. Dimensions unfolded: 10 x 295 cm, accordion folded to 10 x 15cm..

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        PICTURE LETTER AND ANOTHER by Catherine Sinclair. No.s. III & IV Warranted to keep the noisiest child quiet for half an hour.


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        Im hiesigen k. st. Redoutensaale: Grosse Soirée musicale et physicale des Professors Kratky - Baschik, Virtuos und Physiker Ihrer Majestät der Königin von England, Erfinder und Concertist auf dem Hornmelodicon und dem Phys l`Harmonicor.

      München, Deschler, 26. und 27. Dezember 1863.Typographischer Text, flankiert von 5 großen Holzschnittdarstellungen (jeweils ca. 18 x 13 cm). Blattgr.: 62 x 43 cm. Anton Kratky - Baschik (geb. ca. 1810 - 1821, gest. 1889) arbeitete als Zauberkünstler und Schausteller sowie als Erfinder von Musikinstrumenten. Seit 1850 trat er als Zauberer auf, 1854 - 1855 bereiste er mit dem amerikanischen Zirkuspionier Phineas Taylor Barnum auch England und Amerika. Später ließ er sich in Wien nieder, eröffnete 1864 im Wiener Wurstelprater sein erstes festes Zaubertheater und erbaute zur Wiener Weltausstellung 1873 im Wiener Prater sein zweites Zaubertheater ("Theater für Zauberei?), wobei er als einer der ersten Geißler`sche Röhren benutzte. Es hatte nahezu 1000 Sitzplätze und galt damals als eines der größten Zaubertheater der Welt. - Die Illustrationen zeigen phantastische Manegenattraktionen, u. a. ein Ballett aus lebenden Spielkarten und eine Zaubervorführung. Verso ist neben verschiedenen Zeitungsstimmen, die voll Lob über den Professor sind, auch noch eine Liste der zu erwartenden Stücke abgedruckt; Kratky - Baschik ist hier noch in einem Holzschnitt verewigt, der ihn im "Slavischen National - Costüm" eines seiner Instrumente haltend zeigt. - Linker Rand am unteren Drittel etwas beschnitten, sonst tadelloses Exemplar! Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis. Bücher de

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        Mitteilungen des Österreichischen Alpenvereins 1863 Erstes Heft

      Wien, Braumüller, 1863. 393 Seiten mit Holzstichen und drei panoramatischen Ansichten 4°, Hardcover/Pappeinband, Erstes Jahrbuch des Österr. Alpenvereins in einem außergewöhnlich guten Zustand, kaum stcokfleckig, äußerst selten!! Aus dem Inhalt: Simony F. - Beitrag zur Kunde der Ötztaler Alpen (mit Panoramen); Lipold M.V. - Die Sulzbacher und Steiner Alpen; Holsmay C. - Eine Besteigung des Terglou; Reissacher K -Mitteilungen aus dem bergbaurevier Gastein und Rauris; Hann J. - Die Nachmittagsgewitter in den Alpentälern; Sommaruga G.v. - Die Thäler Virgen und Defreggen in Tirol; Fenzl Ed. - Note über mittelalterliche Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler im Virgenerthale; Mojsisovics Ed. v. - Die alten Gletscher der Süd Alpen; Grohmann P. - Die Vedretta Marmolata; Peters K.F. - EinBlick auf die Karavanken und die Hauptkette der Julischen Alpen mit einer Ansicht der Stongruppe; Simony F. - Das Panorama der nordöstlichen Kalkalpen von J. Schauer; Mojsisovics Ed. v. - Ersteigung der Hochalmspitze; Sommaruga G.v. - Ersteigung des Ankogel; Von Heil. Blut über den hohen Narren nach Gastein; Peyritsch J. - Ersteigung des Großglockners von Kals; Der Glocknergipfel imJahre 1861; Die Eisgrotte auf dem Pasterzengletscher; Grohmann P. - Ersteigung des Vischbachhorn; Die Löffelspitze; Die schaufelspitze; Sommaruga G.v. - Ersteigung des Similaun; Mojsisovics Ed. v. - Ersteigung des Reisskofel; Mojsisovics Ed. v. - Ersteigung des Kollinkofel; A. Egger - Über Alpensagen; Die Kirche von Heiligen Blut; Der Alpine Club; Franz Keil\'s Reliefkarten; Dufourspitze; Aus dem Salzkammergute; Am Vent im Ötzthale; Führerverzeichnis auf österreichische Hochgipfel ersten Ranges; Reisehandbücher und Reisekarten; Zur Equipirung von Alpenreisen; Bibliographisches verzeichnis der von 1. Jäner 1860 bis 1. April 1863 erschienenen Bücher und Karten; Versand D: 6,90 EUR Alpinismus, Alpingeschichte, Mountaineering, Bergsteigen, Erschließungsgeschichte, Österreichischer Alpenverein, Glocknergruppe, Heiligenblut, Dufourspitze, Pasterze, Gletscherkunde, Hochalmspitze, Ankogel, Virgental, Defreggental, Ötztaler Alpen, Bergbau, Steiner Alpen, Karawanken, Marmoladagruppe, Meteorologie

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      London: MacMillan & Co.. Very Good+. 1863. Hardcover. Wear to extremties. Bindings not tight. Occasional foxing. Spine slightly cocked in volume one. Both volumes show previous owner's name to ffep; Volume one contains biographical information, volume two examples of Blake's writing and engravings; Engravings; 8vo; 389,256 pages .

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        Album photographique, circa fin des années 1850 - début 1860 (1863 ?)

      - 38,5 x 30 cm, in-folio à l'italienne en pleine percaline frappée sur le plat supérieur "Ranay". 34 photographies tirées sur papier albuminé. Un reportage photographique réalisé au tournant du XIXe siècle (entre 1855 et 1863 au plus tard) sur le château de Ranay situé sur la commune de Saint-Martin-des-bois, dont la date de restauration permet de situer la date de ces prises de vue. L'album se compose de photographies 9 x 5,5 cm disposées par 4 par page et de grands tirages d'environ 20 x 15 cm en pleine page. Ces photographies représentent l'état du château tel qu'il était avant l'exécution des travaux d'embellissement, et la demeure en cours de restauration. L'observation attentive des photographies indique une véritable mise en scène de chacune d'entre elles : femmes en crinoline, enfants accoudés sur des traverses de bois afin d'éviter de bouger, etc. Deux photos de groupe du personnel du château (femmes de chambres, lavandières, etc.), portrait du propriétaire en pied dans le parc, simulant une action de chasse, en barque sur l'étang, auprès d'une serre, etc. Les temps de pose de chacun de ces clichés sont importants, comme l'indiquent les effets de bouger sur certains détails (traces de mouvements). Cet étonnant travail a été exécuté semble-t-il par un photographe expérimenté, et très soigneusement monté dans un album spécialement conçu à cet effet. Il se dégage de cet ouvrage une grande cohérence : il s'agit en effet d'un reportage photographique sur le château de Ranay, et non d'un recueil classique de photographies de famille. L'originalité du thème : la restauration d'un château mis au goût du temps, semble être un cas unique dans les annales photographiques ; aucun album de ce type n'est en effet recensé dans les collections publiques, ni dans les ventes de ces vingt dernières années. L'originalité de cette démarche tient sans doute à la personnalité du propriétaire des lieux, Arthur-Marie-Pierre Marquis de Quinemont, propriétaire terrien légitimiste rallié au bonapartisme. L'on peut penser que l'homme, impressionné par les grands travaux ordonnés par Napoléon III, aura souhaité s'inscrire dans cet élan. Plat supérieur détaché, coiffe supérieure manquante, quelques feuillets détachés des onglets. Très bel état de conservation des clichés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Census of Ireland for the Year 1861 Part IV . Report and Tables Relating to the Religious Education and Occupations of thre People.Vol.1 and 2 complete

      Alexander Thom & Sons - 1863. Hardcover. 366pp +366pp. Folio bound in maroon cloth with new label.County by county summaries + General summaries.Nineteenth century Ireland. Irish Census. Famine in ireland. very good clean copy.Two Volumes. . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Original green cloth, stamped in blind spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Portrait frontispiece engraving of the author after Rowse's crayon sketch, with tissue guard. Small nick and some fraying at the crown of the spine, faint old spot and tide mark at top edge near the gutter (faintly beginning at p. 207, then to end); still, a very good, bright, tight copy. First edition of Thoreau's third book, published posthumously and equipped with a preliminary 33 page biographical sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson. BAL records the edition consisted of 1558 copies. BORST A3.1.a. BAL 5236 and 20111.

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      [N.p., but possibly Williamsport, Pa, 1863. Minor wear and soiling. One small tear in left margin. Very good plus. A vivid Civil War broadside showing the immediacy of the news from the front, as well as how garbled or false information was disseminated. The headlines further trumpet: "It is occupied by the 144th Pa. Vols. - The 'Old Flag' that Anderson was compelled to lower, floating on the ruins! - Glorious news from Gens. Meade and Butler! - Contemplated movement on Richmond." Despite resumption of a terrific bombardment of Fort Sumter on Oct. 26, the fort did not fall to Federal forces. Thousands of rounds were dropped on the fort, but it stayed in Confederate hands another sixteen months until evacuated on Feb. 13, 1865. It certainly was not occupied by the 144th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Major Anderson's "Old Flag" did not fly over the fort until two hours before the death of Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865. The whole second column of text concerns events in the Western Theater (Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama), and the progress of the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. "...General Meade was on the march for the city of Richmond, under circumstances which rendered it almost certain that he would capture it. The report of the evacuation of of course all bosh....The details of the great movement now being executed, I am not allowed to telegraph you...the objective point of the combined command is the city of Richmond."

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        Excursions. By Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1863. 319 p. incl. portrait front.; 18 cm. Contents: Biographical sketch by R. W. Emerson; Natural history of Massachusetts. A walk to Wachusett. The landlord. A winter walk. The succession of forest trees. Walking. Autumnal tints. Wild apples. Night and moonlight. First edition of Thoreau's third book, the first with his likeness, edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, and Sophia E. Thoreau. BAL 5263; Burst A3, 1 a. Stock#NS0284. VG in original green binder's cloth.

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        Diary of an Austrian secretary of legation at the court of Czar Peter the Great / Translated from the original Latin and edited by the Count Mac Donnell, ... Complete in two volumes

      London : Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1863. 1st Edition. Previous owner's signature with a stamp to the title form Melchet Court in Romsey. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 2 vols. (xx, 299, [1]; [2], 304, 16 p.) ; 8°. Notes; Author from preface. With a 16-page advertisement for works published by Bradbury and Evans. Referenced by: NSTC 2M3170 2K8877. Subjects; Diplomats - Soviet Union - Biography. Russia - History - Peter I, 1689-1725. Russia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Soviet Union - Description and travel.

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        Souvenirblatt mit sieben Ansichten, "Frentz".

      - aquarell. Tusch - Federzeichnung v. H(einrich) Deiters, dat. 1863, 32 x 42 Zu Deiters ( 1840 Münster - ? ) siehe Thieme/B. VIII/S. 566; Lex. Düsseldorfer Malerschule I, S. 274 ff. - Das Mittelbild zeigt das Schloß Frens mit der Brücke über einen Wassergraben ( = Vorzeichnung zu dem Dunckerblatt, welches nach einer Zeichnung von H. Deiters entstand ?), die Randansichten zeigen die ganze Schloßanlage, aber auch Details wie die Schloßbrücke und 2 Innenhöfe. Am rechten und linken Rand 2 Wappen ( Beyssel - G(ym)nich und Borchgrave ). - Das Blatt ist unten links sign. und datiert. Das Papier mit Wasserzeichen J. Whatmann 1858. Leicht gebräunt und im Außenrand leicht fleckig.

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      1863 - BOYNTON, EDWARD C. History of West Point, and its Military Importance during the American Revolution and the Origin and Developement of the United States Military Academy. New York: d. Van Nostrand, 1863. First Edition. 8vo. original blue cloth stamped in gilt. Recased with new endpapers. Complete, illustrated throughout with 2 folding maps and a large lithographic plate of West Point from Garrison, NY by J. Bien. There is a small hole in the bottom of the front gutter, and a bit of foxing and short edge tears to some plates, overall an attractive solid copy. (Howes B678, Sabin 7150).

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      Massachusetts & North Carolina. 1862-1863. - 175pp., each with 10-15 lines of text. Oblong. Contemporary limp cloth. Minor edgewear. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. The fascinating diary of Union soldier William H. Leach, from his training at Camp Hooker in Massachusetts to his service in North Carolina at the Battles of Kinston and Goldsboro Bridge. Each page of Leach's journal covers one day and is signed by him, much like a letter. Leach presents a comprehensive and engrossing account of his military service, peppered with entertaining anecdotes of spotting sperm whales on the trip to North Carolina, pitching pennies and encountering "darkies." He mentions an accident which occurred as the men prepared to set sail on October 23rd: "We hauled in anchor about 5 o'clock am and started on our journey. I went on deck while they were hoisting up some hay and after they had unhooked it the hooks swung off and took a man in the head. I felt kind of sick but did not heave." Further on he discusses battle conditions. From Dec. 14th at the Battle of Kinston: ".on our march over a muddy road saw some rebel prisoners. heard firing ahead and saw the wounded as they were brought by us. We were drawn up in line of battle. At 1 P.M. firing soon ceased the victory was ours. as we marched through the woods saw many dead bodies both rebel & federal. A meeting house was used for a hospital. We encamped at Kinston that night at 6 o clock. The 10th Com suffered severely in the fight." A few days later they met rebels again at the Battle of Goldsboro Bridge: ".marched towards Goldsboro met rebels they skedaddled. We pressed forward when within a few miles of said city the batteries commenced shelling the rebels in the woods. the shot was whistling over our heads.and the rebels rushed out of the woods. We were drawn up into line again we had the privilige [sic] of firing also the battery and you could see the rebels fall in great numbers. They led on a pond of water and some of us had a swim." Leach describes these definitive battles in great detail as well as adding numerous particulars of daily life in camp and service. A fascinating report of the Union campaign in North Carolina.

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      Massachusetts & North Carolina, 1863. Oblong. Contemporary limp cloth. Minor edgewear. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. The fascinating diary of Union soldier William H. Leach, from his training at Camp Hooker in Massachusetts to his service in North Carolina at the Battles of Kinston and Goldsboro Bridge. Each page of Leach's journal covers one day and is signed by him, much like a letter. Leach presents a comprehensive and engrossing account of his military service, peppered with entertaining anecdotes of spotting sperm whales on the trip to North Carolina, pitching pennies and encountering "darkies." He mentions an accident which occurred as the men prepared to set sail on October 23rd: "We hauled in anchor about 5 o'clock am and started on our journey... I went on deck while they were hoisting up some hay and after they had unhooked it the hooks swung off and took a man in the head. I felt kind of sick but did not heave." Further on he discusses battle conditions. From Dec. 14th at the Battle of Kinston: "...on our march over a muddy road saw some rebel prisoners... heard firing ahead and saw the wounded as they were brought by us. We were drawn up in line of battle. At 1 P.M. firing soon ceased the victory was ours... as we marched through the woods saw many dead bodies both rebel & federal. A meeting house was used for a hospital. We encamped at Kinston that night at 6 o clock. The 10th Com suffered severely in the fight." A few days later they met rebels again at the Battle of Goldsboro Bridge: "...marched towards Goldsboro met rebels they skedaddled. We pressed forward when within a few miles of said city the batteries commenced shelling the rebels in the woods... the shot was whistling over our heads...and the rebels rushed out of the woods. We were drawn up into line again we had the privilige [sic] of firing also the battery and you could see the rebels fall in great numbers. They led on a pond of water and some of us had a swim." Leach describes these definitive battles in great detail as well as adding numerous particulars of daily life in camp and service. A fascinating report of the Union campaign in North Carolina.

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        African hunting from Natal to the Zambesi, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc., from 1852 to 1860. Second edition.

      Richard Bentley, London 1863 - 8vo, pp. x, [2], 451, 32 (Bentley ads); title-p. printed in red and black; frontispiece portrait, folding map, 10 wood-engraved and/or lithograph plates plus other illus. in the text; generally a fine copy in orig. terracotta cloth stamped in gilt on spine. Big game hunting in South Africa. Mendelssohn I, 73-74: "Mr. Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost all of the great South African travellers and hunters." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DER RHEIN UND DIE RHEINLANDE in malerischen Original Ansichten. Dritte Abtheilung. ZWEITE SECTION: HOLLAND. Dargestellt .von L. Rohbock und W. J. Cooke. In Stahl gestochen von Johann Kolb im Vereine mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Historisch-topographisch geschildert von Aloys Henninger.

      Darmstadt, Druck u. Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, 1863 - Bll. + Titelblatt mit Stich v. Den Haag + XII + 560 S. + ca 155 Stahlstiche + Karte *. Es fehlen warscheinlich nur 3 Stiche (siehe Verzeichnis). Insges. sind die Stiche gut erhalten, wenigen die braunfleckig sind, oder d. Papier ist Altersbedingt etwas nachgebräunt. Fotos v. ausgew. Stiche möglich. * Karte v. Rhein am Schusses nicht komplett (fehlt d. unter.-Teil) - Dritte Abteilung 2. Sektion : Von Köln bis an`s Meer mit Ansichten von Städte wie Rotterdam, Delft, Haag, Arnheim, Gouda, Utrecht, Leyden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Groningen, Zwolle, Maastricht u. vielen anderen ! +++++WIR VERSENDEN BÜCHER AB 15 € NUR MIT EINSCHREIBEN ODER PER DHL MIT SENDUNGSVERFOLGUNG // KEIN STRESS MIT IBAN ! - ZAHLEN MIT KREDITKARTE ODER PAYPAL+++++ Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1490 Gr.-8°, O(Salbeigrün)-GanzLnw. mit Reliefsprägung u. Goldgepr.-Rückentitel "Der Rhein - 3, 2". Schnitt etwas nachgebräunt. Wenig. Alters- u. Gebrauchsspuren insges. Gutes Exemplar. Dieser Band HOLLAND ist zur Zeit so gut wie nicht zu finden. Schnell zugreifen ! - mit Vorkasse.

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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1863-1868. Zus. 13 S., 8°. Der mit Napoléon III. befreundete Gramont war 1870 als Außenminister des Kabinetts von Émile Ollivier eine der handelnden Personen im Vorfeld des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 19 Briefe der Schottin Emma Mary Mackinnon (1811–1891), mit der Gramont seit 1848 verheiratet war sowie 3 weitere Beilagen (ein Brief von Gramonts Kind, einer der „Comtesse d‘Appony sowie eine Notiz Mislins). - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Gramont, Mislin, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        President Lincoln appoints a Second Lieutenant on the day Union forces under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant began the siege of Vicksburg

      Washington, D.C., May 18, 1863. 14" x 18.75". "Partly printed Document Signed ""Abraham Lincoln"" as President and ""Edwin M. Stanton"" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 14"" x 18.75"". Washington, May 18, 1863. Appointment of John W. Roder as Brevet Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Artillery. Completed in manuscript; the ink has badly faded. Blue paper seal at top left. Soiled. Both signatures have adequate contrast. Expertly silked on verso. Military vignettes at top and bottom center. Good condition.On December 10, 1862, as proposed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, ""First Sergeant John W. Roder, of Company H"" was nominated by President Lincoln to be ""brevet second lieutenant"" in the ""Second Regiment of Artillery"" as of ""October 22, 1862."" On February 19, 1863, the Senate consented to the appointment and, by the document here offered, John W. Roder (1839-1889) was appointed on May 18, 1863, the day the Siege of Vicksburg began. The city surrendered on July 4, 1863, to Union forces under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The capture of Vicksburg gave the Union complete control of the Mississippi River, a vital supply line for the Confederate States in the west.In early 1865, President Lincoln appointed Second Lieutenant John W. Roder to be First Lieutenant and Captain by Brevet, ""for distinguished services at the battle of Boydtown Plank Road, October 27, 1864,"" near Petersburg. In 1866, President Andrew Johnson appointed ""Brevet Captain John W. Roder, First Lieutenant of the Fourth Regiment United States Artillery, to be Major by brevet, ""for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Sailors' Creek, Virginia, to date from April 6, 1865."" On April 9, 1865, Union General U.S. Grant accepted Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender."

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        A Proper Dialogue - Facsimile - 1863

      Hardcover. Good. INSCRIBED BY FRANCIS FRY, famed collector and author of the intro. Inscription dated 1863, other Fry inscriptions and bookplates (descendants?) on inside cover. This is a presentation piece from Francis Fry. Inscribed "from the Author" with uncut pages and from the British Museum

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        The Verse and Prose. 8 volumes complete.

      London; Bickers and Bush 1863 - Eight volumes 8vo, contemporary binding by Wiseman of Cambridge in full dark red grained morocco over bevelled boards, the boards with blind lines and gilt Trinity College, Cambridge armorial centres, the spines with blind rules raised bands, lettered and numbered direct in two compartments, an armorial shield in the top and bottom compartments, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, yellow endpapers. The first volume has a college label awarding the set as a First Reading Prize to Charles Edward Baines Reed, 1867. Just a very few nicks to board edges else a very good, near fine set. Ttile-pages printed in red and black with vignette;wood-engraved chapter heads and tails and initial letters. Volume 1 has an engraved portrait frontispiece and folding facsimile letter (slightly torn but without loss) and folding pedigree. Occasional light scattered foxing. Handsomely printed and bound set. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jefferson Davis orders his trusted aide to inspect Southern port defenses, including Wilmington, North Carolina - resulting in the strengthening of Fort Fisher, featured in the 1989 film, Glory!


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      - Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1863. In-8, (4)-474-(2) pp., reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin, dos orné (défauts aux coiffes, rousseurs). Edition originale, premier tirage (fautes d'impression pp. 5, 163, 175, 203 247, 302). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Neuerbaute Bude unter der Firma: Präsente-Austheilung. Das große rühmlichst bekannte Kunst-Kabinet von Böhle & Willardt mit Präsenten-Austheilung, enthaltend nur die hier noch nicht gezeigten neuesten Ansichten jetziger Zeit. - Das Stereoskopen-Kabinet enthält über 500 Ansichten. - Das Panorama enthält die Ansichten der neuesten Kriegsschauplätze Amerikas, die Krönungsfeierlichkeiten Königsbergs und des Einzugs in Berlin, sowie die Ansichten der großen Städte der Welt. - All diese Ansichten sind wundervoll und schön, daß auch der größte Kunstkenner unser Cabnet mit Zufriedenheit verlassen und gewiß seinen Freunden empfehlen wird. - Stets neue Aufstellung von Stereoskopem.

      (Dresden), Julius Ernst, ca. 1863. Plakat mit gr. allegorischem Holzschnitt (Pegasus und Jungfrau; 39 x 50 cm) und typographischem Text. Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr. 126 x 59 cm. Sehr großes und ungewöhnliches Plakat eines später mit Völkerschauen erfolgreichen Unternehmens; Böhle & Willardt zeigten ihre umfangreiche Sammlung an Stereoskopfotos in wohl zahlreichen Betrachtern, sowie auch ein 80 Fuß großes Gemälde, das die Feierlichkeiten zur Krönung Wilhelms I. in Königsberg 1861 darstellte. - Das offensichtlich nicht ungschickte Unternehmen versprach jedem Besucher ein Geschenk, das \"immer den Eintrittspreis werth sei\". Die besseren Präsente werden aufgelistet, u. a. diverse Uhren, Lampen und Leuchter. - Mit minimalen Randläsuren und stecknadelkopfgroßem Loch. Insgesamt sehr gut und frisch erhalten! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A 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

      J. Murray 1863 - London: J. Murray, 1883. First edition in two vols. In original red & black calf with marbled boards and marbling on page ends. Some light foxing on endpapers and on front plate in 2nd vol; otherwise bindings tight and pages are clean. Both books are in VG+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Edo 1863, Naniwa]. Blue covers, stitched, very good, 117. double page b.w. woodcut plates, complete in one volume,. Japanese text, hand printed on Washi paper, 18 x 25.5 cm.,. together with the English translation of London 1914. SCARCE. A CLASSIC WORK BY THE ORTHODOX CONFUCIAN MORALIST An historically important work on women and women's rights in Japan from the 17th century. Documenting the life, habits, learning and essentials for female social life norms as based on traditional rules. * Each page consists of some form of important lesson & learn- ing for women and girls. Also, by using the Hyakunin Isshu as an example, the text explains the proper attitude and conduct for the women of contemporary Japan. * Beautifully printed on hand-made Washi paper and woodcut illustrated and printed by hand. With one or two illustrat- ions on each page. Handsome illustrated text renders this a valuable original and grand record of women's classic learning. * The Tale of Genji [ie: Genji Monogatari] is also illustrated and cited as examples of proper feminine conduct. The author was the celebrated Kaibara [1630-1714] who was a respected & famous moralist and philosopher. In this work, he extols the Confucian virtues and precepts as they apply to women together with other admonitions of the Samurai class. Women along with men were expected to follow Bushido [The Way of the Samurai] in their conduct, which prescribed ritual Seppuku [aka Harakiri or self-embowelment] for breaches of socially accepted norms of conduct. * This work was the most popular of all his many books and was for two centuries considered an essential part of any bride's trousseau. * INCLUDED WITH THIS JAPANESE WORK, IS THE BELOW REFERENCE IN ENGLISH: See Takaishi below. This reference is the first and only Western language translation of ONNA DAIGAKU and the first of its kind to be done in English. The London 1914 edition of the English translation of ONNA DAIGAKU, with title page reading: WOMEN AND WISDOM OF JAPAN. This keen insight covers the following chapter headings, now translated into English for the first time: [cover has small stain else clean]: - GIRL'S INSTRUCTION DEMARKATION BETWEEN THE SEXES "SEVEN REASONS FOR DIVORCE" THE WIFE'S MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES TREATMENT OF SERVANTS THE INFIRMITIES OF WOMAN -Appendices: A. THE JAPANESE REVOLUTION B. THE LEGAL CONDITIONS FOR A DIVORCE. * A wonderful example of girl's learning for the 17-18th centuries. Profusely illustrated, nicely done Japanese text. * ABOUT KAIBARA: Kaibara Ekken or Ekiken, also known as Atsunobu, [1630-1714] was a Japanese Neo-Confucianist philosopher and botanist during the Edo Period of the 16th century of Japan. * Ekken was destined to introduce two great innovations towards the Tokugawa shogunate. One of such was the systematic study of nature based on Neo-Confucianism, which was the beginning of the empirical science in Japan. Ekken's second innovation was to translate the abstruse and forbidding philosophy of Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism into the language of the ordinary Japanese. * Ekken's science was confined to Biology and focused on the "natural law". Ekken became as famous in Japan as people such as Charles Darwin when it came to Science. Ekken was known for his manuals of behavior, such as changing his Confucian ethical system based on the teachings of Chu Hsi into an easy "self-help" manuals, such as Precepts for Children and Greater Learning for Women. The textbook of Neo-Confucianism was then known as The Great Learning. Ekken's main goal in life was to make sure that that book was known throughout Japan. This project more than any other accomplishment incorporated Neo-Confucianism into the very fiber of Japanese culture * REFERENCES: * Carmen Blacker: THE JAPANESE ENLIGHTENMENT: A Study of the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi pp. 11, 79-84. * Shingoro Takaishi : WOMEN AND WISDOM OF JAPAN. This small but excellent resource offers an English translation of title with commentaries about Kaibara Ekiken. Based on Prof. Basil Hall Chamberlain's English translation. * Basil H. Chamberlain: THINGS JAPANESE. See his translation of this title here. * Color scans can be sent by email. * Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Heute und die folgenden Tage während der Messe finden in der Arabischen Kunst-Arena und oriental. Zauber-Theater am Krahnenplatze von der Beduinen- & Kabylen-Künstlergesellschaft unter Direktion ihres Häuptlings Bene-Zoug-Zoug täglich drei große brillante Vorstellungen statt. - Vorstellungen aus dem Gebiete der modernen Salon-Magie und der Experimental-Physik.

      Würzburg, Stahel (1863). - Plakat auf orangefarbigem Papier, mit aufmontierter Lithographie auf weißem Papier (24 x 32 cm; sign. Clerbaut Feres, Mons). Blattgr.: 92 x 60 cm. Die algerischen Berber führten eine Vielzahl artistischer Nummern auf, die einmontierte Lithographie gab einen Vorgeschmack. - Oben mit handschriftl Datierung. - Das auf sehr dünnem Papier gedruckte Plakat mit kl. Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Hospital Sketches

      Boston: James Redpath, 1863. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 102p. Original green printed boards, recently rebacked in a somewhat darker shade of green. 17cm. Covers show some scuffing and other wear. Original pale yellow endsheets preserved. Former owner's name in pencil on endpaper. Alcott was able to serve only a few weeks as a nurse on the Union side in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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