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        Circus Gebr. Godfroy (Schossig). Erste Grosse Vorstellung in der höhern Reitkunst, Gymnastik und Pferdedressur.

      Frankfurt, 6. April 1863.. Plakat auf rosa Papier. Mit Holzschnitt-Signet des Circus. Blattgr.: 87 x 57 cm. Unter den verschiedenen Programmpunkten ist der Auftritt der Käthchen Godefroy-Renz (geb. 1840) besonders bemerkenswert; die Nichte des damaligen "Zirkusgiganten" Ernst Renz brannte 1860 mit dem Clown, Voltigeur und Zirkusdirektor Louis Godefroy durch und heiratete ihn wider Willen des mächtigen Onkels.

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        19th c. Hand Drawn American Family Record

      1863 - A wonderfully architectural pen & ink and watercolor record of the births, deaths & marriages of the Whitney family. Begins with the marriage of Aron Whitney to Elisabeth Bundy in 1832. The last entry is in 1863. Decoration is composed of striking stenciled structure with added free hand vine and floral decorations. 16" x 14". Framed to 19 1/2" x 15 3/4". Condition: There are numerous light creases, a few short tears and one "quarter" size loss in the upper (mostly blank) margin. Photos taken through glass, so not as sharp or readable as the original.

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        La SALETTE. Album composé de 8 vues dessinées d'après nature et lithographiées par A. Maugendre. Accompagné d'un Texte Descriptif Par Mr. L'ABBE ***

      Chez l?Auteur A. Maugendre.à Paris / Paris, Librairie du Crédit des Paroisses, Bayeux imp., 1863, - gr. in-4to, 23 p. + 8 vues dessinées d?après nature et lithographiées en couleurs par l?auteur, cartonnage original vert, dos en toile. Ouvrage rare. Les 8 lithographies en couleurs tirées sur papier épais représent: 1) Grenoble avec la place Grenette; 2) Corps; 3) la chapelle de N. dame de Gournier; 4) le village de la Salette; 5) la Source de l"Apparition; 6) l"église du couvent et monument de l"Assomption; 7) le chevet de l"église et les batiments du couvent; 8) intérieur de l"église du couvent. Relation d"un voyage de Grenoble à la Salette. Relation très interressante et pittoresque.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Black-striped Wallaby] Halmaturus Dorsalis: Gray

      [London: by the Author, 1863. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and H.C.Richter. Wove paper. An iconic image of a kangaroo family from John Gould's great folio work "The Mammals of Australia" Originally published in 13 parts between 1840 and 1863, Gould's work represents his only serious foray away from the world of birds and into that of mammals. The accuracy of the colouring and the beauty and accuracy of the plates mean that the work is still highly valued today. It represents one of the first concerted efforts to record the extraordinary fauna of Australia. Cf. Ferguson 10032; cf. Nissen ZBI 1661; cf. Sauer 14; cf. Wood p.365.

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        Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l\'escamotage d\'une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hoglünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist (1863). Einblattdruck mit gr. Holzschnitt (18 x 21 cm). Blattgr.: 63,5 x 27 cm. Bils führt 51 verschiedene Tricks auf, u. a.: Der magnetische Degen; Die unsichtbar wandernden Tücher, Die tanzenden Metamorphosen, Die Cristallampe etc. - Die Höhepunkte sind wohl: \"Die Reise durch die Luft. Nämlich eine Dame soll auf Commando von der Bühne bis zur Gallerie über das Publikum hinwegfliegen\"; \"Die wunderbare Erscheinung aus der Feenwelt. oder: Aus 2 rohen Hühnereiern 2 lebende Damen hervorwachsen lassen\"; \"Die unerklärliche Verwandlung eines Herren in eine Dame\". - Zum Schluss jeder Vorstellung: Das unvergleichliche Verschwinden einer Dame. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt 2 Szenen einer Vorführung. Adolph Bils stammte aus Kopenhagen (eine anderer Quelle behauptet Potsdam) und besaß mit seinem ebenfalls als Zauberer tätigen Bruder einen Zauberpalast im Tivoli; Auftritte in ganz Europa sind von 1838-1863 verbürgt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE DOLDENHORN AND WEISSE FRAU, Ascended for the First Time.

      Coblenz, Karl Baedeker, 1863.. FIRST EDITION 1863 with BOOK-PLATE OF HERMANN WOOLEY, (see below for details about Wooley). Slim 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, 13 plates of which there are 11 colour lithographs, 1 double page, 2 black and white full page woodcuts, 2 woodcuts in the text and a folding colour lithograph map, 82 pages plus contents page, bound in plain dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red speckled edges. Cloth faded, slight wear to head and tail of spine, 6 pages have very small stain to tip of lower corners, some pale offsetting to text from plates, pale age browning and light foxing to endpapers, half-title and title page, contents leaf has small light stain, otherwise a very good copy. See Jill Neate, Mountaineering Literature, revised edition 1986, page 137, R77. Neate makes a mistake in calling for 13 colour plates instead of 13 plates. This finely illustrated book includes accounts of earlier attempts. HERMANN WOOLEY, was a President of the Alpine Club from 1908-11 and made the first ascent with John Norman Collie of Mount Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Physiologie médicale de la circulation du sang basée sur l'étude graphique des mouvements du coeur et du pouls artériel avec application aux maladies de l'appareil circulatoire

      1863 - VIII-568 pp. Paris, A. Delahaye, 1863, in-8, VIII-568 pp, demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs orné (reliure frottée dans son ensemble), Première édition. Étienne Jules Marey (1830-1904) fut un grand physiologiste, professeur d'histoire naturelle au Collège de France ; son nom reste attaché, dans le domaine de la médecine, à certaines lois qui régissent l'excitabilité du myocarde, comme la loi de l'inexcitabilité périodique du cœur. Ici, il présente un système circulatoire sanguin dans son état normal et dans l'état de maladie. Ses recherches sur la circulation du sang sont fondamentales ; tout comme le sera, quelques années plus tard, son invention de la chronophotographie. Figures dans le texte. DSB IX, p. 103. Waller, n° 6248. Heirs of Hippocrates, n° 1047. Rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        YEDO AND PEKING: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals ofJapan and China, Wit

      London 1863, Murray. Original brown speckled gilt-stamped. cloth, 395p., fold-out frontis, folding map, plan, 20 b. w.. illustrations, index, complete, very clean sharp copy, solid. 14.5 x 23 cm. PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION RARE. AN 1863 BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN & CHINA Discusses Nagasaki, Deshima, Vries's Island, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Yedo, "Shanghae," Peking, a journey to the mountains, &c. The celebrated British author and China resident took advantage of the newly opened Japan to go there to explore her wonders. He describes, the manners and customs, natural productions, food, art products, agriculture all in his comfortable tone, the majestic processions, trees and shrubs, tombs, begging priests, drunken men, intemperance of the people in general and so much more. Arrival at Nagasaki, tea-houses, Nagasaki trade, on to Yokohama & Yedo, bronzes, ivory carvings, books, maps, toys, curiosities. * Kanagawa, travels in the country-side, charm of Japanese ladies, hospitality of Sir Alcock, the "Yakoneens" [Yakunin or government officials], castles, suicide: Hara-kiri, size of Yedo. * A search for Japanese plants, Bonsai, eating of monkeys, tea plants, execution place. Travel to Kamakura, murder of an Englishman in Yokohama, Mt. Fuji, the Inland Sea, climate, silk & tea. * CHINA: On to Shanghai. the Pei-ho River, arrival at Tientsin, details of life, on to Peking, mode of travel, foreign embassies, medical missions, Tartar & Chinese cities. Street life in Peking, Imperial Palaces, food, gardens & plants, royal ladies, journey to the mountains, long trains of camels & donkeys, pagodas &c. * A fascinating and most early primary resource in a country devoid of the Westerners and their influence. While in China he visited Chefoo & Tien-tsin after the war, on to Peking & other parts little known to Europeans. . A keen set of essays on China: people, customs, traditions, street life, fat beggars, poorhouse, climate, vegetation, new settlement for foreign merchants, wretched roads, ramparts of Peking, foreign embassies the medical missions. * An excellent description of an earlier Peking, the Chinese city, shops, merchandise, jade, bronzes, porcelains, nursery gardens and plants, visit from Mandarins. Sail to Shanghai &c. . A wonderful primary resource & historical guide to the great cities. * Robert Fortune [1813-1880] was sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. He introduced the kumquat, double yellow rose, chrysanthemums to England. On his second visit in 1847 he collected tea plants for the U.S. Government and for the East India Company then introduced them to the North-West provinces of India. * The author was also an early visitor to Loo Choo [Okinawa] archipelago. Fortune, spent some four years abroad collecting plants, survived a pirate attack and shipwrecked, this was his last of several books. * REFERENCES: H. Cordier: BILIOTHECA JAPONICA p.566 * H. Cordier: SINICA: 21116 * Staflen 1832 * G. Morrison p.280. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Ausserordentliche Vorstellungen in der grossen Königlich Niederländischen Menagerie des Thierbändigers Kreutzberg in der dazu erbauten Bude auf dem Karlsplatz. Die Fütterung sämmtlicher Raubthiere findet bei beiden Vorstellungen statt. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Thierbändiger und Menagerie-Besitzer.

      München, Schurich, ca. 1863. Einblattdruck auf gelblichem Papier. Blattgr.: 62 x 82 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in München, der hier umfangreich seinen Tierbestand und Programm verlautbart. Zu sehen gibt es: Einen Riesen-Elefanten, einen Zwerg-Elefanten, das seltenste Zebra, Wollpferd vom Kaukasus, Lamas, Braminenstier, arabische Ziegen, fünf Löwen, Königstiger, Gepard, Jaguars, zwei Panther, zwei Leoparden, sechs Hyänen Lämmergeier, Schlangen, Affen usw. - Und er gibt eine große Show: \"Zuerst begiebt sich der Thierbändiger Kreutzberg in einen Käfig von 6 Hyänen, 2 amerikanischen und 2 russischen Bären, wo er die schwierigsten Produktionen ausführt; nicht nur, daß die Hyänen ihm Fleisch und Zucker aus dem Munde nehmen, sondern auch, daß er das kleinste Stückchen Zucker, welches dieselben verschlungen, aus ihren Rachen nimmt, ja ihnen sogar Gesicht und Hände in den Rachen legt, auch ein lebendiges Lamm ihnen vorhält und auf sein Kommando dasselbe liebkosen und auf ihrem Rücken tragen werden. Hierauf begiebt sich der Thierbändiger in das dazu erbaute Theater oder Centralkäfig; auf sein Kommando erscheinen 4 Löwen, 6 Hyänen, 2 amerikanische und 2 russische Bären, wo sämmtliche Thiere mit dem Thierbändiger an einer Tafel speisen. Sollte der Gehorsam der Thiere noch etwas Außerordentliches zu wünschen übrig lassen, so wird der Thierbändiger es mit dem großen Löwen \'Prinz\' ausführen. Zum Schluß der Vorstellung der kleine Wunder-Elephant, in seinen außerordentlichen Dressuren, dergleichen hier noch nicht gesehen\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Während der Dauer der Michaelis Messe auf dem Roßplatz hat Unterzeichneter die Ehre mit seinen sehr gut dressirten wilden Thieren täglich mehrere Vorstellungen zu geben, ein einer eigens elegant decorirten Arena. Sämmtliche wilde Thiere sind gut dressirt und abgerichtet von einem Kinde von 4 Jahren. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Boese.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1863.Plakat auf grünem Papier. Oben mit Holzschnitt (13 x 23,5 cm), das Kind inmitten wilder Tiere darstellend. Blattgr.: 65 x 44 cm. Das angeführte Programm ist durchaus bemerkenswert, wenn auch mit dem heutigen Jugendschutzgesetz nicht vereinbar: Erste Abtheilung: Eine dressirte Riesenschlange. - Ein Paar Nielschweine. Zweite Abtheilung: Das Kind wird sich mit einer schwarzgestreiften Hyäne, welche den geehrten Herrschaften gewiß als das bösartigste, gefräßigste und rachsüchtigste Raubtier bekannt sein wird, zeigen, und die schwierigsten Productionen ausführen. Erstens wird sich dieselbe auf das Kommando des Kindes zu dessen Füßen legen und dasselbe sich oben darauf setzen, dann wird sie auf Verlangen dem Kinde einen Kuß geben und zuletzt das Fleisch aus dem Munde desselben nehmen. - Die Hyäne hört auf den Namen Cäsar. Dritte Abtheilung: Producirt sich das Kind mit einem russischen Rohr - Wolf, welcher sich sehr schwierig zähmen läßt, und wohl selten ein Wolf gezähmt und abgerichtet gesehen wurde. Das Kind kann mit dem Thiere machen, was es will. Es giebt dem Kinde auf Kommando einen Kuß und nimmt das Fleisch mit einer solchen Bescheidenheit aus der Hand, wie das zahmste Hausthier. Vierte Abtheilung: Ein ausgebildetes Rhinoceros oder Maskenschwein, welches mit der schwarzgestreiften Hyäne und dem russischen Rohrwolf in einem Centralkäfig lebt. Zum Schluß: Die berühmte Somnambüle. - Obere Ecke des Blattes mit einigen kleinen Löchlein, sonst tadelloses Exemplar. Bücher de

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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! Bücher de

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        Justina Virago die rühmlichst bekannte bärtige Dame mit Schnurr - und Kinnbart eine Naturseltenheit, die bisher noch nicht dagewesen. (Unterzeichner:) F. Taege, Director.

      Leipzig, C. W. Vollrath, ca. 1863.Plakat mit typographischem Text mit Holzschnitt - Darstellung (17 x 15 cm) der bärtigen Dame. Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 61 x 43 cm. Am Rand mit kurzen Einrissen. Linker Rand oben und unten ca. 2 cm beschnitten. Bücher de

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        Die Burgen, Klöster, Kirchen und Kapellen Württembergs und der Preußisch-Hohenzollern\'schen Landestheile mit ihren Geschichten, Sagen und Mährchen. Bde. 1-5 (komplett mit den 20 Ansichten in Lithographie).

      Stuttgart, Reutlingen, Eduard Fischhaber, 1863. 2. Auflage VIII, 488; 474; 494; 480; 480 S. mit 20 Lithographien 13 x 11 cm, Halbleinenbde. Einbände berieben, bestoßen und am Rücken mit entferntem Standortschild. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag und -stempel auf Vorsatz. Immer wieder fleckig. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Mit den schönen Ansichten. Bd. 1 mit den Ansichten von Wirtemberg, Hohen-Rechberg, Hohen-Neufen, Stift Comburg, Bd. 2 mit den Ansichten von Hohentwiel, Hohenzollern, Marienkirche in Reutlingen, Belsener Kapelle, Bd. 3 mit den Ansichten von Ruine Reissenstein, Hohenasperg, Hohenstaufen, Ulmer Münster, Bd. 4 mit den Ansichten von Burg Weinsberg, Kloster Schönthal, Teck, die alte Rauensburg, Bd. 5 mit den Ansichten von Lichtenstein, Kloster Maulbbronn, Waldburg, Hohenurach, Heyd Nr. 4035 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Hospital Sketches

      James Redpath, 1863. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/None. 102 pages, embossed brown cloth, pale yellow end papers. Ad for Wendell Phillips book in rear. According to BAL 145, this is the second issue of the first edition with the advertisement at the back of the book showing the fourth edition of Wendell Phillips Speeches. It lists Speeches at $2.50, but the .50 is crossed out with ink and .25 is written next to it. The book is series of six letters Miss Alcott sent to her family while she was working as a nurse at the Union Hospital in Georgetown, D.C. in 1862-63. The letters, in a revised form and under the title "Hospital Sketches", were published in the Commonwealth in 1863 and later in the same year came out in book form. Previous owner's pencil signature on front and rear end papers, otherwise clean internally. Small chip to spine cloth at bottom, spine shows some fading. Record # 409527

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        [TWENTY-FIVE MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM JOHN TAYLOR WOOD TO HIS WIFE, LOLA, AND HIS MOTHER FROM 1863 - 1865].

      ]Richmond, Augusta, and other locations. 1863-1865].. Twenty-five letters, one to two pages apiece, plus transcripts. Old fold lines, occasional toning. Very good. A collection of twenty-five letters from Confederate naval officer John Taylor Wood to his wife, Lola, and his mother, from 1863-65. Wood, grandson of former president Zachary Taylor, was named aide-de-camp with the rank of colonel of cavalry to his uncle, Confederate President Jefferson Davis. One of his first missions in his new role was to travel to the South's major ports and inspect the coastline defenses. Upon his return he would report back to the president. One of his first stops was in Wilmington, North Carolina, examining the port city, arguably one of the most important bases for running the Union blockade. Throughout his letters to Lola he describes scenes of quiet tension and impending attacks. "Feb. 14th 1863 ... I spent yesterday with Genl Whiting visiting the Forts at the mouth of the River... Generally they were in good order, but some things require rectifying. Six of the Yankee Blockaders were in sight, two of them very close, not more than two miles. For some time an attack has been expected here, but just now it is quiet, the enemy having passed down the Coast to Charleston." In Vicksburg, Mississippi several weeks later: "Across this River the Yankee Fleet can be seen as well as their camps, covering the country for miles, but they are doing nothing as far as we can see, but working on their canal, by which they hope to get down the river without passing this City. This place is almost entirely deserted except by the military, the effects of the bombardment can be seen everywhere. . . . the town was under fire for two months, it is astonishing that it did not suffer more." As Wood travelled through the South's ports he discusses the victories and defeats of the Confederacy, including his own involvement in the Chesapeake Expedition, which saw the successful raid of two Union gunboats off the coast of Virginia. Though most of Wood's letters are addressed to his wife, two later letters, dated 1865, are written to his mother. Wood and his brother, also a Confederate soldier, became estranged from their parents at the outbreak of the Civil War. Their father served in the U.S. Army for nearly forty years and remained loyal to the Union side. Though the family was divided Wood seems to genuinely hope for reconciliation and for his mother to understand his views: "I wish I could write unreservedly & fully. I feel assured I could correct many of your views & change your impressions. My faith is unshaken in our final success in it. At the commencement, grievous reverses we have had . . . But they are useful in improving & disciplining the people, in rendering our situation more complete, our nationality more assured. The war may last years to come . . . but the result will be the same, our Independence. Not even slavery will be allowed to stand in the way . . . I pray earnestly . . . for peace that as a family we may be again united." A rich compilation of letters, written in the heart of the conflict, offering insight into the battles and strategies of the Confederacy.

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

      London 1863, Longmans. Green pictorial cloth, gold stamped. decorations, 469+539p., 16 chromolitho plates, 128 b.w. text. woodcuts,2 folding color maps, appendices, index,clean,solid. copy, 14.5 x 23 cm. WITH THE AUTHOR'S LETTER FIRST EDITION. An EARLY BRITISH DIPLOMATIC PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN Sir Rutherford Alcock [Sir John Rutherford Alcock] (1809-1897), British diplomat in China and Japan. . Written by a British diplomat, this is Alcock's best known work. He was a skilled diplomat appointed first British Consul-General to Japan in 1858. His primary observations of early Japan by a foreigner was legendary. His keen and lucid observations of the Japanese are considered to be one of the most important early works on Japan just after the opening. *** ABOUT THE AUTHOR'S LETTER: [This copy only] THE AUTHOR'S HAND-WRITTEN AND SIGNED LETTER, July 26, 1873: Autograph Letter Signed ["Rutherford Alcock"]) from Sir John Rutherford Alcock to 'Mr. Vreeland', giving his views on the defense of the British Empire. . This copy has a lovely letter on the author's letter-head stationery, reading: "My Dear Mr. Vreeland, I return with thanks the very interesting paper you lent me on the general principles of defense for the Empire -I should certainly be disposed to argue with the writer, so far as my knowledge of military tactics &...British Empire would bear no strain in the time of peace & ensuing war, it would be too late ! Yours truly, Rutherford Alcock." . The letter is a folded sheet down to 9 x 11.5 cm., opens to be 18 x 11.5 cm., 4 pages in all [1 sheet 2 sides]. The top shows his black embossed address: "14, Great Queen Street, Westminister, S.W.] [London]. . The letter is laid into the book, not attached. Nicely done. Letters from Alcock, and his signed items are RARE *** This work covers Alcock's historic visit and diplomatic assignment. Addresses his preparations, visits to Canton, Shanghai, Macao, the Yangtze. Voyage to Nagasaki, Japan as it was, first impressions, on to Yeddo. Arrival of the British & American diplomatic agents at Yeddo. * The capital and its environs, first lessons in Japanese diplomacy, life as an exile, first bloodshed, arrival of Amoorsky and Russian the squadron, officer & two sailors butchered in Yokohama streets. Official minister interview, visit to Hakodadi, murder of a French consul's servant, gold currency, Tycoon's palace burned down. down. * Country walks: agriculture, flora and fauna, lacquer ware. Great fire in Yokohama, murder of the Regent, his journal leaves, Treaty Ports, Tycoon audience, pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji, sulphur Atami springs, manufacture of Paper, Hiogo and Osaka, Mr. Oliphant is wounded, social life, women, art &c. * RUTHERFORD ALCOCK: HIS TIME IN JAPAN 1858-1864: "In 1858, he was appointed consul-general in the newly opened empire of Japan, and in the following year was promoted to be minister plenipotentiary. In those days, residence in Japan was surrounded with many dangers, and the people were intensely hostile to foreigners. In 1860, Mr. Alcock's native interpreter was murdered at the gate of the legation, and in the following year the legation was stormed by a body of Ronin, whose attack was repulsed by Mr. Alcock and his staff. In 1860 he became the first foreigner to climb Mount Fuji. In 1864, he returned to Japan, and after a year's further residence he was transferred to Peking, where he represented the British government until 1871, when he retired." Quoted from Wikipedia: *** ANOTHER COPY, WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S LETTER: This is the First Edition [Brititsh], bound in the original green cloth, nice copy, solid, complete and bright. *** NOTE: Not all later editions have the color plates. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier, Japonica 556 Wenckstern I, 43. * Wikipidea: HIS TIME IN JAPAN 1858-1864: "In 1858, he was appointed consul-general in the newly opened empire of Japan, and in the following year was promoted to be minister plenipotentiary. In those days, residence in Japan was surrounded with many dangers, and the people were intensely hostile to foreigners. In 1860, Mr. Alcock's native interpreter was murdered at the gate of the legation, and in the following year the legation was stormed by a body of Ronin, whose attack was repulsed by Mr. Alcock and his staff. In 1860 he became the first foreigner to climb Mount Fuji. In 1864, he returned to Japan, and after a year's further residence he was transferred to Peking, where he represented the British government until 1871, when he retired." * Color scans can be sent by email. Cordier, Japonica 556; Wenckstern I, 43 Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Works

      London: Macmillan and Co, , 1863?-6. Edited by William George Clark and John Clover. 9 volumes, octavo (220 x 143 mm). Finely bound by W. Pratt in contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with titles direct, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Title pages printed in red and black. Light spotting to endleaves, the occasional finger mark. An excellent set with bright spines. First edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare. Editor William George Clark's "principal and most enduring work was the Cambridge Shakespeare (1863?-6), mainly planned by him, with a complete collation of all the early editions, and a selection of emendations by later editors. Clark co-operated in the first volume with John Glover, and afterwards with W. Aldis Wright, successively librarians of Trinity" (ODNB). From the library of businessman and Liberal MP Frederick Lehmann (1826?-1891), with his armorial bookplate to each front pastedown.

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        Wanderings in West Africa, from Liverpool to Fernando Po (First UK Edition, in two volumes)

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First Edition. 12mo. Two volumes. First Edition. Presumed second issue, with Burton's name on the spines but not on the title pages. Map and frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Publisher's purple-brown cloth, triple rule on the boards, and titles and rule in gilt on the spines. Near Fine overall. Both spines lightly faded, brief private library notations on the front pastedowns, and a touch of foxing to the page edges. After his marriage to Isabel Arundell, Burton entered the Foreign Service as consul at Fernando Po (now the island Bioko) in Equatorial Guinea, where the inclement weather forced him to spend much of his time elsewhere. His exploration of the coast of West Africa is greatly detailed in these two volumes, and it remains a cornerstone in exploration narratives. A very attractive pair, housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Penzer pp. 71-72.

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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 octavo, original purple-brown pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, triple blind panel to the boards. Folding map as frontispiece to volume I, plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to volume II. A little rubbed, and whitening at the edges of boards and spine, slightly crumpled head and tail of the spines, lower edge of spine to volume II slightly split, new pale cream surface-paper endpapers, short tear to the map frontispiece, no loss, some light browning, very good. First edition. "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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        A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China

      London, 1863. b/w fldg. frontis., map, ills. xv, 395 pp. An interesting work by one of the great botanists of his day. In 1842 and again in 1846, he went to China on behalf of the Royal Horticulatural Society and the Dutch East Insia Company. Then, in 1857 he was commissioned by the United States to collect tea-shrubs and other plants in China and Japan. This book relates those travels. (See DNB) A good copy in original decorated cloth, with the ownership stamp of W.R. Matson, Shanghai.

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        HEAD QUARTERS, WHEELER'S CAVALRY CORPS, JUNE 3rd, 1863. GENERAL ORDERS No. 7 [caption title]

      [N.p., likely Tennessee, 1863. Two tiny archival tape remnants at top edge; dampstains, foxing. Else very good. A Confederate broadside detailing seven orders from Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, then commander of the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Tennessee. Wheeler instructs his cavalry troops to file accurate reports, question prisoners closely, check and double-check the accuracy of their intelligence, avoid rumor and speculation, and report enemy advances at twenty-minute intervals to ensure "the Commanding general may be frequently re-assured that the dispositions he is making are correct," and his scouts and cavalry in the rear of the enemy to report all information promptly, even information that "may appear to them of little importance." He reminds his officers that what might seem trivial to them "is frequently of great value to the Commanding General, as the most trifling circumstances, when connected with other knowledge in his possession, very often develops the chief purpose of the enemy." He concludes by reminding his troops that they are the "eyes and ears of the General," and without their regular and accurate information the commander's "dispositions must be faulty, and his success by no means certain." The orders are signed in print by Wheeler and his adjutant general, D.G. Reed. "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler was probably the most famous Confederate cavalry commander after J.E.B. Stuart and Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was that rare breed who served in both the Confederate Army and later in the U.S. Army; he fought in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. His service in the latter conflict began when he was sixty-one years old. Parrish & Willingham record this order as part of a single publication of sixteen orders and do not list it separately. Rare, with only three copies in OCLC, at Alabama, Duke, and the Boston Athenaeum.

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        A Monograph of the Pittidae, or, Family of Ant Thrushes. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863

      New York: D.Appleton & Co, 1863. Folio. (21 7/16 x 13 5/8 inches). 1p. dedication to Philip Lutley Sclater, 1p. list of subscribers. 31 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, after Elliot (24), Paul Louis Oudart (4), E. Maubert (1), A.Mesnel (1) and one unsigned, drawn on stone by C. P.Tholey and others, printed and coloured by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. (Occasional light spotting, small skillfully-repaired tear to blank margin of title). Contemporary green half morocco gilt by W.S. Hiltz, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, repeat decoration in the others, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (expert repairs to spine) A fine copy of the first edition. A rare and spectacular ornithological work, the first book by Elliot with his own illustrations, and the scarcest of his major monographs. 'Elliot was not his own painter, except among the Pittas. Early in his career, in 1863, he had brought out his book on the Pittidae, or Ant-Thrushes with plates of a delightful... character, after his own drawings.' ( Fine Bird Books ). Elliot's chosen illustrator, Paul Louis Oudart, died after completing only 3 or 4 plates, and rather than risk a hurried instruction to another artist, Elliot 'felt compelled to turn draughtsman myself' (Preface) and executed all of the other drawings, bar one each by Maubert and Mesnel. The illustrations and indeed the birds themselves represent the pinnacle of Elliot's pictorial work. When a second edition of this work was issued, most of the plates were redrawn by John Gould's artist, William Hart, and the text was completely rewritten. The Pittidae described are native to Borneo, Nepal, Ceylon, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Cambodia amongst other places. Their plumage is rendered in vibrant shades of blues, greens and reds, and the birds (many of whom are shown feeding their young) are placed against beautifully drawn landscapes. Elliot was also careful to ensure that the flowers and foliage shown in detail with the birds were appropriate for the species shown. BM ( NH ) I, p.522; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 292; Sabin 22228 (noting that only 200 copies were printed); Wood p.332; Whittell pp.225-226; Zimmer p.208.

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        Letzte Grosse Vorstellung der anglo-amerikanischen Künstler-Gesellschaft, berühmt unter dem Namen "The Rocky Mountain Wonders" vom Alhambra Palace in London und Niblo`s Garden unter Direktion des Herrn Henderson.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Reinhold Baist, ca. 1863.. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt-Illustration, 3 Vorführungen der Artisten zeigend. Blattgr.: 31,5 x 21 cm. U. a. führen vier Artisten eine Nummer mit 2 Stehleitern auf, den "double ladder act", mit dem die amerikanische Truppe schon Erfolge in London feierte. - Die Artisten gastierten im Gelben Hirsch, "in der dazu erbauten, gegen Regen geschützten und mit Gas erleuchteten Bude". Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016!

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        Letzte Grosse Vorstellung der anglo - amerikanischen Künstler - Gesellschaft, berühmt unter dem Namen "The Rocky Mountain Wonders" vom Alhambra Palace in London und Niblo`s Garden unter Direktion des Herrn Henderson.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Reinhold Baist, ca. 1863.Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt - Illustration, 3 Vorführungen der Artisten zeigend. Blattgr.: 31,5 x 21 cm. U. a. führen vier Artisten eine Nummer mit 2 Stehleitern auf, den "double ladder act", mit dem die amerikanische Truppe schon Erfolge in London feierte. - Die Artisten gastierten im Gelben Hirsch, "in der dazu erbauten, gegen Regen geschützten und mit Gas erleuchteten Bude". Bücher de

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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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        Lose Blätter enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrtstreibende.

      Vegesack: No publisher/printer Small 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). viii, 295, [1] pp., 2 folding plates.. 1863 Loose sheets containing pointers to Skippers" is the translation of the title of this compendium of information for ships' captains. The information is for ports in Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific Islands, and elsewhere. The hints include advice on customs forms, winds, hazards, signals, etc. => One of the two folding plates is partially in color, very large, and shows signals and light houses; the other shows coastlines. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, and KVK locate => only one copy worldwide (in Hesse, Germany). . Late-19th-century half leather with mottled paper sides, rubbing overall and joints (outside) starting to crack but volume still strong. Some foxing and brown staining, but not serious; "signals" plate with a stain that may be oil into frame touching text but not images. A good++ copy of a most uncommon book.

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        JOURNAL DES DAMES ET DES DEMOISELLES (1863-64). Guide complet de tous les Travaux de Dames.

      Bruylant-Christophe et Cie, Bruxelles 1863-64. 4°. 384 pages. Woodcut subtitle- and titlepage. Numerous woodcut vignettes. With 12 handcoloured engravings with dress fashion for ladies. Beautiful contemporary red half-calf with richly gilt spine [probably a French or a Belgian work]. Binding with slight rubbing along hinges- Otherwise a fine and very clean copy.. A clean copy of this prestigious 19th century fashion journal featuring 12 coloured engravings showing contemporary high society dress fashion and numerous wood-cuts in the text

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        Map of the ceded part of Dakota Territory: showing also portions of Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska ... Second edition, July 1863 ..

      St. Paul, Minnesota: B.M. Smith and A. J. Hill, 1863. Pocket map, lithographed by Louis Buechner, St. Paul. Inset map titled "Outline Map of Dakota Territory." Folds into publisher's green cloth covers, covers decoratively blocked in blind, titled in gilt on the upper cover, publisher's printed prospectus on the front pastedown. In fine condition. One of the earliest maps of Dakota Territory and a Sioux Uprising rarity. The map clearly shows all of the roads, railroads, forts, towns, rivers and Indian lands in the region, as well as the exploration routes of Nicollet and others in the new Dakota Territory. The prospectus mounted on the inside cover reveals the intention of the compiler: "This map is issued in the hope that it may be found a valuable travelling companion for immigrants, U.S. deputy surveyors, military officers, and others. It is compiled from the U.S. Land and other official surveys, and where those have not yet extended, from information derivable from the reports and maps of Mons. Nicollet, Lieut Warren, and other explorers..." "This [second] edition gives several new counties along the eastern boundary of the Territory, both in the inset and on the main map, and there are various new counties in the southern part of the Territory. The inset in this issue shows the creation of Idaho Territory to the west of Dakota" (Streeter). Perhaps more importantly, however, this edition of the map is important for the additions relating to the Sioux War. These include the locations of the Battles of Birch Coulee and Wood Lake (each marked with small red x's), as well as the location of Camp Release (dated on the map October 1862) and the spot near Kampeska Lake where Colonel William R. Marshall of the 7th Minnesota captured a force of Sioux warriors. We find no copy of this map on the market since the Thomas W. Streeter copy. Streeter sale 2034; Graff 3835; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 257.

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        Janke nach Berger. - Preussen. - "Preussens Ehren-Halle / Erinnerungs-Blatt zur 50jährigen Jubiläums-Feier der Errichtung der Landwehr im Jahre 1813".

      - Historische Künstlergraphik. Lithographie, 1863., nach Ferdinand Berger. 28,6 x 38,7 cm (Darstellung ) / 49,7 x 50,0 cm (Blatt) / 55,7 x 70,1 cm (Passepartout). Unterhalb der Darstellung mittig betitelt, darunter mit dem Verweis "Die Herausgabe dient zum Theil der Unterstützung bedürftiger Mitkämpfer des Befreiungskrieges". Unten links der Angabe "Gez. v. Berger, lith. v. Janke / Druck v. A. Renaud in Berlin" und rechts "In Commission bei F. Sala & Co. in Berlin Unter den Linden 51" versehen. Im Schmuckrahmen neben anderen Ornamenten weitere Inschriften und Jahreszahlen. - Dieses Erinnerungsblatt zeigt in der Hauptansicht die illustre Runde, zusammengesetzt aus den Mitgliedern der höheren, preußischen Gesellschaft sowie Militär, die der Jubiläumsfeier der Landwehr 1863 beiwohnten. - Im Randbereich vier geglättete Faltspuren. Insgesamt in einem gutem Erhaltungszustand. - Blatt in einem Karton-Passepartout montiert. Ferdinand Berger Kupferstecher, Radierer, Lithograf in Berlin. 1793-1830 mit Reproduktionsstichen nachweisbar. Lehrer an der Akademie, stellte in den Ausstellungen der Akademie zwischen 1830 und 1844 wiederholt aus. Seine Technik verbindet Radierung und Grabstichelarbeit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Skizzen für Reiterei.

      Landshut, J. B. Zabuesnig, 1862/1863. - Oblong folio (430 x 280 mm). Illustrated t. p. and 32 plates, lithographed throughout. With a supersized letterpress table of contents. Stored loosely in original printed half cloth portfolio. First edition, dedicated to Baron Ludwig von der Tann. The fine outline lithographs show the Bavarian military's riding exercises and were probably intended for the instruction of the Bavarian cavalry's recruits. Ludwig von Nagel (1836-99) served as a lieutenant in the second Royal Bavarian Cuirassier Regiment. - Slight browning; occasional duststaining to edges. A fine set. Anderhub collection 211. OCLC 907714135. Not in Huth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l`escamotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hoglünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist (1863).Einblattdruck mit gr. Holzschnitt (18 x 21 cm). Blattgr.: 63,5 x 27 cm. Bils führt 51 verschiedene Tricks auf, u. a.: Der magnetische Degen; Die unsichtbar wandernden Tücher, Die tanzenden Metamorphosen, Die Cristallampe etc. - Die Höhepunkte sind wohl: "Die Reise durch die Luft. Nämlich eine Dame soll auf Commando von der Bühne bis zur Gallerie über das Publikum hinwegfliegen"; "Die wunderbare Erscheinung aus der Feenwelt. oder: Aus 2 rohen Hühnereiern 2 lebende Damen hervorwachsen lassen"; "Die unerklärliche Verwandlung eines Herren in eine Dame". - Zum Schluss jeder Vorstellung: Das unvergleichliche Verschwinden einer Dame. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt 2 Szenen einer Vorführung. Adolph Bils stammte aus Kopenhagen (eine anderer Quelle behauptet Potsdam) und besaß mit seinem ebenfalls als Zauberer tätigen Bruder einen Zauberpalast im Tivoli; Auftritte in ganz Europa sind von 1838 - 1863 verbürgt. Bücher de

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        Autograph Endorsement Signed rewarding one of his early Illinois presidential sponsors. Trumbull says that N.M. Knapp should be appointed & I strongly so incline myself. A.Lincoln Jan. 15, 1863

      Washington. Very Good. 1863. Autograph. A small laid paper note to an unnamed recipient inclining to support Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull's recommendation that Nathan M. Knapp be appointed [as Paymaster in the United States Army]. Certainly the same N.M Knapp from the Springfield/Winchester delegation to the 1860 Republican convention who had written to Lincoln during the 1860 convention: "Things are working: keep a good nerve - be not surprised at any result - but I tell you your chances are not the worst. We have got Seward in the attitude of the representative Republican of the East - you at West. We are laboring to make you the second choice of all the delegations we can, where we can't make you first choice. We are dealing tenderly with the delegates taking them in detail and making no fuss. Be not too expectant, but rely upon our discretion. Again I say brace your nerves for any result."(James A. Hamilton, Reminiscences of James A. Hamilton; or Men and Events at Home and Abroad, during Three Quarters of a Century (Letter to James A. Hamilton). , May 31, 1860, pp. 453-454, footnote 19). Even earlier, in March, Knapp wrote: "I want Abe to run; then I want a picture of him splitting rails on the Sangamon Bottom, with 50 cts per hundred marked on a chip placed in the fork of a tree nearby. I think it will win." (N. M. Knapp to Ozias M. Hatch, Winchester, Illinois, 12 March 1860, Hatch Papers, Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield.); 32mo; Signed by Author .

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        Afbildninger til Fuglenes Naturhistorie med oplysende Text.

      Odense, Hempelske Boghandel, (1863). Folio. Samtidigt sort halvlæderbind med titelblad påklistret forpermen. Øvre del af planche 13-30 med vandskjold. En smule gennemgående misfarvning. 17 pp. + 30 håndkolorerede plancher.. Dansk udgave af Schuberts "Naturgeschichte der Vögel in Bildern. 1854." og med de samme plancher.Danish translation of Schuberts "Naturgeschichte der Vögel in Bildern. 1854.". Reproduced with the same plates

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        Vie de Jésus -

      Michel Lévy Frères 1863 -, Paris - 1 volume. Fort in-8 462 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à grands coins. Dos à nerfs avec date dorée au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée René AUSSOURD. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE enrichi de: - la couverture de édition illustrée de 1870 - la préface de cette édition - 3 portraits d'Ernest Renan d'après BONNAT, d'après Louis Le Nain et CLB - le fac-similé d'une lettre manuscrite de l'auteur - et de 60 dessins hors texte de Godefroy DURAND intercalés dans le texte. Ce livre qui marque les milieux intellectuels de son vivant contient la thèse, alors controversée, selon laquelle la biographie de Jésus doit être comprise comme celle de n'importe quel autre homme, et la Bible comme devant être soumise à un examen critique comme n'importe quel autre document historique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die sogenannten Kunst-Uhren (Planeten-Uhrwerke) auf der kaiserlich-königlichen Sternwarte zu Prag. Restaurirt, beschrieben und erklärt. (Manuscript).

      Prague, Haase, 1863 - Folio (364 x 260 mm), pp v; 40, with 18 mounted albumin photographs on stiff card within borders and with protective tissues; a fine copy in contemporary burgundy morocco, elaborate gilt panels on sides and labelled in gilt on upper cover 'Die Kunst-Planeten-Uhren der K.K. Sternwarte zu Prag', gilt edges and moiré silk endleaves. £9000First edition of this exceptionally rare, privately printed, catalogue of astronomical clocks in the Prague Observatory, illustrated with eighteen high-quality photographs. The clocks were designed and made by the Jesuit priest Johannes Klein (1684-1762), an instrument maker in Prague. The clocks include a Tychonic clock, a Copernican clock, a universal geographical clock, and the 'Trauttmansdorff' clock. The photographs are not only of the clocks themselves but also of detailed drawings of their working mechanisms. Klein's clocks were modelled on instruments designed by Johann Baptist Homann. Böhm, director of the Prague Observatory, carried out the restoration of the clocks and published this work privately as a document of his restorations and researches.KVK records only two copies, Dresden and Staatsbibliothek Berlin; OCLC lists only Berlin

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        Die Principien der astronomischen Instrumentenkunde

      1863 - X-166 pages, 15 planches Leipzig, Voigt & Günther, 1863, in-4, X-166 pages, 15 planches doubles en lithographie, demi-basane acajou, dos lisse et fileté, Rare. Édition originale de cet ouvrage, illustré de schémas d'instruments astronomiques. Ce classique parait avant la somme importante de Carl, "Repertorium fur physikalische Technik fur mathematische und astronomische Instrumentenkunde" en 34 volumes. Philipp Carl (1837-1891) fut étudiant de Jolly et Lamont à l'université Louis-et-Maximilien de Munich. Il fonde son atelier de fabrication d'instruments de mathématique et de physique en 1865 et en demeure le directeur jusqu'en 1875. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de l'indianiste Émile Sénart, avec son cachet ex-libris et un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Dos insolé et épidermé. Intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausserordentliche Vorstellungen in der grossen Königlich Niederländischen Menagerie des Thierbändigers Kreutzberg in der dazu erbauten Bude auf dem Karlsplatz. Die Fütterung sämmtlicher Raubthiere findet bei beiden Vorstellungen statt. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Thierbändiger und Menagerie - Besitzer.

      München, Schurich, ca. 1863.Einblattdruck auf gelblichem Papier. Blattgr.: 62 x 82 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in München, der hier umfangreich seinen Tierbestand und Programm verlautbart. Zu sehen gibt es: Einen Riesen - Elefanten, einen Zwerg - Elefanten, das seltenste Zebra, Wollpferd vom Kaukasus, Lamas, Braminenstier, arabische Ziegen, fünf Löwen, Königstiger, Gepard, Jaguars, zwei Panther, zwei Leoparden, sechs Hyänen Lämmergeier, Schlangen, Affen usw. - Und er gibt eine große Show: "Zuerst begiebt sich der Thierbändiger Kreutzberg in einen Käfig von 6 Hyänen, 2 amerikanischen und 2 russischen Bären, wo er die schwierigsten Produktionen ausführt; nicht nur, daß die Hyänen ihm Fleisch und Zucker aus dem Munde nehmen, sondern auch, daß er das kleinste Stückchen Zucker, welches dieselben verschlungen, aus ihren Rachen nimmt, ja ihnen sogar Gesicht und Hände in den Rachen legt, auch ein lebendiges Lamm ihnen vorhält und auf sein Kommando dasselbe liebkosen und auf ihrem Rücken tragen werden. Hierauf begiebt sich der Thierbändiger in das dazu erbaute Theater oder Centralkäfig; auf sein Kommando erscheinen 4 Löwen, 6 Hyänen, 2 amerikanische und 2 russische Bären, wo sämmtliche Thiere mit dem Thierbändiger an einer Tafel speisen. Sollte der Gehorsam der Thiere noch etwas Außerordentliches zu wünschen übrig lassen, so wird der Thierbändiger es mit dem großen Löwen `Prinz` ausführen. Zum Schluß der Vorstellung der kleine Wunder - Elephant, in seinen außerordentlichen Dressuren, dergleichen hier noch nicht gesehen". Bücher de

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        Many Thoughts of Many Minds.

      8vo. London: Charles Griffin, 1863. 8vo, xxxviii, (2), 682 (2, ads) pp. A handsome and very-rare example of Victorian publisher?s papier mâché binding with red-colored show-through, rebacked with off-white calf with original red calf gilt backstrip laid down. Trivial wear at extremities, a couple of unobtrusive chips and small areas of wear. Marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Very good. Fourth edition, so stated on the copyright page. All editions in this binding are of the utmost rarity. Henry Southgate (1818-1888) ?made a considerable reputation for himself as a compiler of selections in prose and verse from English classics,? and his collection of aphorisms and quotations saw a number of reprintings from its initial publication in 1857; in the ?nineteenth century [Many Thoughts] was considered equal to Bartlett?s Familiar Quotations? (DNB). It remains his most-popular work. Black papier mâché publisher?s bindings are ?supreme examples of Victorian Gothic and perhaps the most successful of all the ingenuities of Victorian commercial book binding? (McLean, Victorian Book Design, 210). Though McLean also writes that ?the minimum, and probably the normal, quantity order of these bindings was 1,000,? examples in the Black Prince style are extremely rare, and we have heard of only two other copies of this very title -- Robin Beaumont?s and ours. McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, 210-214. De Beaumont, PLA Spring 1996, p. 18 and p. 21 illustrates this very copy. Unknown to Beckwith.

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        Reise in Nordost Africa. Skizzen nach der Natur gemalt. - Tafelband.

      Berlin, Reimer 1863.Mit farblithographiertem Titel nach Kretschmer und 24 (1 doppelblattgr.) Tafeln, davon 15 Tafeln mit Tonplatte und 9 Tafeln in Farblithographie nach Adalbert von Barnim. 1 Bl. Tafelverzeichnis. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückentitel. Qu. - Folio. 33 x 49,5 cm. Vgl. Henze I, 169 (kennt den Tafelband nicht); Kainbacher 28; Ibrahim - Hilmy I, 290; Paulitschke I, 99; Dinse 529. - Mit malerischen Ansichten aus Ägypten, Nubien und dem östlichen Sudan, darunter Ansichten von Alexandria (doppelblattgr. Panorama) und Kairo, der Tempel von Saquarah, Philae und Abu Simbel, ägyptische, aber auch tropische Landschaften mit Tieren, Trachtendarstellungen, Genredarstellungen etc. - Decken beschabt. Rücken berieben, Rückenenden mit Fehlstellen. Die beiden fliegenden vorderen Vorsätze knittrig. Die Ansicht von Alexandria in den weißen Rändern und rückseitig braunfleckig, die restlichen Tafeln nur wenig fleckig in den Rändern. Bücher de

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        The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac for the Year, 1865 - 1899 (34 volumes). Auch Einzelbände erhältlich. Also single volumes available.

      Published by Authority of the Secretary of the Navy. Washington, Bureau of Navigation, 1863 - 1898. Rote Original-Halbleinenbände (1865 - 1883) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger, rot-grüner Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken, sowie blaue Original-Ganzleinenbände (1884 - 1899) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Bände mit kleiner Rückensignatur sowie Stempel der Königlichen Sternwarte in Bonn auf dem Titelblatt. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, lediglich zwei Kapitale mit sehr kleiner Läsion. Auch innen sehr gute Exemplare, Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos sowie weitere seltene Fachzeitschriften-Angebote zur Astronomie und Physik auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Astronomie und Physik). Further photos and other rare journals about astronomy and physics at the homepage of the antiquarian bookstore (Section: Astronomy and Physics). Einzelband (single volume): EUR 100,00. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Astronomie Physik Fachzeitschrift Kosmologie Ephemeriden Optik Astrophysik

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        An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital

      Richmond: West & Johnston, 1863. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete with 401 pages. Stated "Frist Edition" with "First" misspelled. Half leather over marbled boards. (Parrish & Willingham 6145) An attractive example with minor wear to the cover. Sound binding with firm and flat text block. Evenly toned pages with relatively inoffensive dampstain throughout. Minor foxing to fixed endpapers. Edward Warren, the Surgeon-General of North Carolina and the Medical Inspector of the Confederate Army, was dismayed by the inadequate surgical care provided and wrote this Epitome as a basic guide for use in the field. "His rare and important text, Epitome, was used by nearly every Confederate medical officer. In writing it, Warren consulted a number of leading texts and made no claim to originality. A second edition was planned, but never published," see Sims, Military Medical Men of the Civil War, Northwestern University Medical Library. Rather scarce. Parrish and Willingham report this book is held by 27 institutional libraries. As of 2015, one other example is in the trade and a total of only four examples have appeared at auction in the past 40 years per the Rare Book Hub and ABPC.

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        Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Use Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs

      Richmond: West and Jackson, 1863. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete with xxv introductory pages and 601 text pages. In original leather backed marbled boards. (Parrish & Willingham 6133) Editions were published in both Richmond and Charleston during 1863. Sound binding. Clean, evenly toned pages. Different ownership signatures on the front free endpaper and title page. Minor cover wear; mostly at corners and along spine. Spine label is faded but legible. "At the outbreak of the Civil War, Francis Peyre Porcher joined the Confederate Army as a surgeon to South Carolina's Holcombe Legion and was then transferred to the Naval Hospital at Norfolk, Virginia in March 1862. . . . While in Virginia Porcher was released temporarily from service in the field and hospital . . . by C.S.A Surgeon General Samuel Preston Moore to write, Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical and Agricultural; Being Also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States. The handbook identified local plants with therapeutic qualities that could be used not only by Confederate surgeons, but planters and farmers, in place of manufactured drugs made unavailable because of the Union blockade" (from Civil Service to Civil War by The Medical College of the State of South Carolina). Rather scarce. Parrish and Wilmingham report it is held by 17 institutional libraries. As of 2015, one other example is in the trade and a total of only four examples have appeared at auction in the past 75 years per the Rare Book Hub and ABPC.

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        ANDREWS' MOUNTED ARTILLERY DRILL; COMPILED ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REGULATIONS FROM STANDARD MILITARY AUTHORITY

      Charleston, 1863. Modern three-quarter calf and paper boards, gilt. Minor shelf wear. Two 20th century bookplates on front pastedown. Text somewhat tanned, else very good. First, and only, edition of this Confederate imprint, a compilation of artillery tactics. Richard Snowden Andrews was a native of Baltimore, an architect, and a battalion artillery commander under Charles Winder, and subsequently under Stonewall Jackson after Winder was killed in action at the Battle of Cedar Run. Andrews was also severely injured at the battle, almost disemboweled after a Union shell exploded close to him, resulting in an eight month convalescence to recover from his injuries, after which Andrews was fitted with a silver plate over his wound. Andrews organized the present work during his recovery period, and dedicated the book to Stonewall Jackson, who had complimented him on his "gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Cedar Run." This copy has an especially interesting provenance, having been given by Col. Howard Haywood, a Confederate colonel and surgeon, to Col. Carle A. Woodruff, a career soldier in the United States Army who rose to the rank of brigadier general. Woodruff received the Medal of Honor while serving as an artillery officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. On a slip bound at front, Haywood inscribes the book for "Col. Carle A. Woodruff U.S. Army from Howard Haywood of Raleigh, N.C." There is also an interesting notation by Woodruff on the verso of the dedication page, reading "At the date of this preface there were 8 Batteries of Horse Artillery in the Army of the Potomac, 7 being Regular batteries and 1 Volunteer. After the battle of Gettysburg 4 more regular batteries were made Horse Artillery. Carle A. Woodruff Bvt. Lieut Col. U.S.A." The sixty-one plates at the back illustrate the maneuvering, sponging, loading, ramming, and pointing of cannon, plus eight pages of bugle signals. Andrews writes in the Preface regarding the printing of the plates: "It would have been better to have had wood-cut rather than lithographic illustrations, as the cuts would then have been on the same page with the explanations of the various maneuvers. The blockade renders this at this time impossible." A rare work, with only two copies listed in OCLC, both in the British Library. The bookplates on the front pastedown indicate that the book once resided in two important collections, first in the collection of renowned firearms collector Ray Riling and then in "The Military Library of Richard Allan Johnson." It is also a unique copy, with a fascinating association, at one time gifted from a Confederate colonel to a Union artillery officer.

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        Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France. Bourgogne

      Fac - similé de grand luxe de l'édition princeps parue chez Lemaitre éditeur par l'imprimerie Didot frères en 1863, et réalisé par les éditions Sillons du temps, en 1987. Exemplaire grand in folio, de bibliophile, 1 des 150 ( / CL) n° LXXIII sur papier bouffant couché (tirage total 400) dans une reliure pleine chèvre grain naturel, armes de la Bourgogne en 1re de couverture avec encadrement et tête or 22 carats, dos à nerfs, sous étui relieur avec tête et pieds arrondis. Très bel exemplaire d'une grand qualité de reproduction des planches lithographiées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Beau Livre]
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