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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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        ONNA DAIGAKU TAKARA BAKO: GREAT TREASURY OF LEARNING FOR WOMEN. Together with:

      [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 .

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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.

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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.

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        MAP ILLUSTRATING THE OPERATIONS OF THE U.S. FORCES AGAINST VICKSBURG

      [Washington]: Charles G. Krebs, lithographer, 1863. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Map compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey Office, executed by Charles G. Krebs in Washington, showing the military operations surrounding the siege of Vicksburg, extending from just west of Vicksburg to just east of Jackson, with Natchez and the northern border of Louisiana marking the north and south boundaries. All the major roads and railroads are delineated, as are the many rivers and streams. A red printed line shows the path of Gen. Grant's army; troop emplacements and Union victories are likewise printed in red, with each victory marked by a small American flag. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component, but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, and drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble the most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, and natural features. A fine copy of a map detailing this important Union victory. LC CIVIL WAR MAPS 290.

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        3 Grandes Soirees Physique amuante. Soirée en ville, lecon d`escomotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique du Professeur E. Basch.

      München, Schneider (1863).. Plakat mit typograph. Text, Holzschnitt-Portrait des Zauberers mit Zauberstab (14 x 9,5 cm) und 4 weiteren kleinen Holzschnitten als Illustrationen der vielfältigen Tricks. Blattgr.: 88 x 28 cm Frühes Plakat des Zauberers Ernst Basch (1838 - ca. 1908), dessen Vater Hirsch Basch eine ganze Zaubererdynastie begründete. Ernst Basch hatte seine erste öffentliche Vorstellung; nach Beendigung seiner Karriere als Zauberer 1887 wurde er einer der führenden Hersteller und Verkäufer von Zauberapparaten in Deutschland. - Das schöne Plakat listet eine ungewöhnlich hohe Anzahl an vorzuführenden Tricks auf.

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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.

      

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        1863 NT, KJV (Soldier's) Bible Society of the Confederate States

      Hardcover. Good. 1863 NT, KJV (Soldier's) Bible Society of the Confederate Statues, Augusta, GA Franklin Steam Printing House, Atlanta GA. New period style covers very similar to original.

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        LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE FAR EAST: Or Travels in Northern Borneo.

      London 1863, Smith & Elder. Green cloth, very good, crisp, 2. vol. set, 400 + 420p., 5 appendices, 3 folding maps, 16 hand. tinted lithographic plates, clean bright copy, bookplates. removed from inside endpapers, no loss. R A R E. IMPORTANT & CLASSIC WORK ON THE FLORA, PEOPLE & LAND Valuable relation of the British Consul-general at Borneo, also secretary to Sir James Brooke in Labuan, temporary Com- missioner of Labuan, Charge d'Affaires in Haiti & the Domin- ican Republic, Resident Minister in Haiti, Minister Residen- tiary in Peru, Envoy Extraordinary to Mexico and Minister to Sweden. St. John explored the country around the capital of Borneo and penetrated farther into the interior than any pr- evious traveller. He published a full and accurate journal. Covering the Sea & land Dayaks, their social life, the Kay- ans of Baram, Samarahan river & caves, mountain of Kina Balu and its ascent, expeditions to explore the interior of the South and South-east of the capital. His Limbang or Malayan journal, Sulu archipelago & its islands, the Kingdom of Bor- neo proper, Sarawak & the Chinese in Borneo. The author was secretary to Rajah Brooke of Sarawak, and he was the British consul at Brunei, this work was based on his explorations. Casey Wood, p.548. Describes travels in Northern Borneo. A most excellent primary resource. Color scans can be sent by e-mail. R A R E ! 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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        "Lithografiska skizzer fran fregatten Norrkopings expedition till Amerika och Westindien 1861-1862 med text af Johan Govenius... forfattere till novellerna: minnen fran skolan och akademien, ofversten och Hans Dolter samt: Fregatten Norrkopings expedition 1861-1862."

      Stockholm: Typografiska Foreningens. 1863. "First edition, oblong quarto, pp. 40; tinted lithograph frontispiece and title-p., 11 lithographic plates, 3 tinted, original blue cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover, gilt on purple leather-backed spine, joints and hinges cracked, spine rubbed, pages slightly browned; good or better. Swedish novelist Johan Oskar Laurentius Govenius' account of his voyage to the United States and West Indies. The Negro in the West Indies was of special interest to Govenius and is the subject of several plates. Govenius stayed in Boston with Swedish Americans; he enjoyed the Boston theatre and described its actresses."

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        Neu-Seeland. Stuttgart, Cotta, 1863. Lex.-8vo. Mit 2 grenzkolorierten Faltkarten, 6 Farbstichtafeln von A. Meermann nach Charles Heaphy (2), J. Campbell, C. Fischer u. Hochstetter sowie 9 Tafeln u. 89 Textabbildugen in Holzstich. XX, 555 S. Grüner Original-Leinenband mit reicher Blindprägung, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. Rückenornament sowie großem, ovalem Deckelornament in Goldprägung mit Darstellung einer neuseeländischen Landschaft; Rücken etw. berieben, Ecken leicht gestaucht u. beschabt, hinteres Gelenk mit 2 kl. Läsuren, Bezug des vord. Gelenks aufgeplatzt.

      - Neu-Seeland. Stuttgart, Cotta, 1863. Lex.-8vo. Mit 2 grenzkolorierten Faltkarten, 6 Farbstichtafeln von A. Meermann nach Charles Heaphy (2), J. Campbell, C. Fischer u. Hochstetter sowie 9 Tafeln u. 89 Textabbildugen in Holzstich. XX, 555 S. Grüner Original-Leinenband mit reicher Blindprägung, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. Rückenornament sowie großem, ovalem Deckelornament in Goldprägung mit Darstellung einer neuseeländischen Landschaft; Rücken etw. berieben, Ecken leicht gestaucht u. beschabt, hinteres Gelenk mit 2 kl. Läsuren, Bezug des vord. Gelenks aufgeplatzt. Das seltene und grundlegende Werk zur Erforschung Neuseelands in einem sehr guten Exemplar. Hochstetter hatte als Physiker und Geologe an der berühmten "Novara"-Expedition um die Erde teilgenommen. Auf Wunsch der neuseeländischen Regierung trennte er sich in Auckland von der Expedition, um sich während neun Monaten der Erforschung Neuseelands zu widmen. In J. von Haast fand er einen idealen Reisebegleiter. "Die Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen Erschließung Neu-Seelands . hat in Hochstetter und Haast ihren ersten und . einzigen wirklichen Höhepunkt. Hochstetter und sein Gefährte schufen die Grundlage der geologisch-geographischen Kenntnis der Doppelinsel. . In seinem Werk "Neu-Seeland" lieferte Hochstetter nicht nur eine Beschreibung seiner Reisen, sondern in mehr lockerer Systematik behandelte er die geologisch-geographischen Verhältnisse, die Naturausstattung, die Geschichte und die Urbewohner, deren Traditionen und Mythen, Prosa und Poesie. Das Werk faßt das damalige Wissen von Neu-Seeland zusammen . (Henze II, 593). Die prächtigen Farbstahlstiche (eine aufwendige, selten angewandte Drucktechnik) zeigen u.a. das Porträt eines Maori-Kriegers in ganzer Figur nach Charles Heaphy, einem der bedeutendsten Kolonialmaler Neuseelands. Eine weitere Tafel, entstanden nach der Fotografie eines Expeditionsteilnehmers, zeigt den Rotomahana-See mit seinen Kalksinter-Terrassen und dem Tetarata-Sprudel. Es ist die einzige authentische Darstellung, da beide durch einen Vulkanausbruch 1886 zerstört wurden. - Durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, zu Beginn etwas stärker, vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig, die Farbtafeln gleichmäßig gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        München. Theatre phantastique auf dem Carlsplatze. Heute und die folgenden Tage Täglich drei große Vorstellungen. (Unterzeichner): Bergheer & Strassburger.

      Augsburg, Jörg (1863). - Plakat mit typograph. Text und insgesamt 25 Abbildungen in Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 64 x 52 cm. Das ungewöhnlich schöne Plakat überschlägt sich fast mit den angezeigten Attraktionen, die in zahlreichen Holzschnitten auch noch bildlich dargestellt werden. So zeigt die wohlgenährte Mlle. Rosalie, Nachfolgerin der Wahrsagerin Mlle. Lenormand, ihre unübertrefflichen Leistungen im Gebiet der Mnemotechnik und Rechenkunst und der russsiche Feuerkönig zeigt dem Publikum, wie man sich vor Feuer schützen kann. Es folgt die "Ausserordentliche, wunderbare Produktion des Wundermannes Herrn Roller aus Madrid. Derselbe wird vier Schwerter vor den Augen der verehrten Zuschauer zuerst in seinen Mund, und von da allmählich bis an`s Heft in seinen Körper hinabgleiten lassen" und darauf "Die frei in der Luft schlafende Dame, aufgeführt von Fräulein Orlanda" (dazu der größte Holzschnitt). Auch kommt die Riesen-Dame Isabella aus Paris, "Die kolossalste und schwerste Riesen-Dame, gegen 400 Pf. schwer, 6 Fuss 8 Zoll gross und 72 Zoll Taille-Umfang", die als ehemalige Ballerina das Publikum noch mit Tänzen erfreuen wird. Jeder anwesenden Dame werden gar 100 Taler geboten, wenn sie an "Corpulenz und Gewicht der Riesendame gleichkommt". - Wilde Afrikaner führen Tänze auf, der Zuaven-Tambour Dupanloup gibt ein Konzert auf mehreren Trommeln und zwischendurch gibt es eine "unerklärliche Verwandlung eines Herrn in eine Dame" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lincoln appoints ?William T. Otto to perform the duties of the office of Secretary of the Interior.? Signed in full, a very rare document concerning a cabinet-level individual.

      Washington, D.C., March 9, 1863. 8.25" x 13.5". "Manuscript Document Signed ?Abraham Lincoln? as President, half page, 8.25? x 13.5?. Executive Mansion, March 9, 1863. Evidence of prior framing, tanning, light spots. Text in the hand of Lincoln?s Secretary, John G. Nicolay. Darkly penned by Nicolay and darkly signed in full by Lincoln. Fine condition.On January 8, 1863, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Lincoln?s nomination of John P. Usher to be Secretary of the Interior. On January 12th, twenty-one Members of Congress signed a letter to President Lincoln recommending the appointment of William T. Otto of Indiana. On January 21st, Pres. Lincoln forwarded the letter to Secretary Usher asking him to ?please send ne a nomination for William T. Otto, as Assistant Sec. of Interior.? The next day, the President sent Otto?s nomination to the Senate and on January 28, 1863, William T. Otto was confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Interior.In full, ?I authorize William T. Otto to perform the duties of the office of Secretary of the Interior during the absence of John P. Usher from the seat of government.?Not in Basler.Accompanied by a color photocopy of five items which were in the Otto family for almost 150 years, comprising this document, a Lincoln Autograph Note Signed to Otto, with original presidential free franked envelope, concerning a West Point appointment, a medal awarded the West Point cadet, and a swatch of black fabric identified as ?Pres. Lincoln?s catafalque.?"

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        [RAILROAD SURVEYOR'S MANUSCRIPT LOG, WITH MAPS AND NOTES SHOWING THE ENVIRONS OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE AND BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS]

      [Around Nashville & Boston, 1863. Oblong octavo. Contemporary sheep over limp boards. Extremities lightly worn. Several leaves loose. Minor internal soiling. Very good. A manuscript log of surveys made around Nashville, Tennessee and the battlefield at Shiloh, containing topographical sketches which include descriptions of land forms and elevations, structures, military encampments, and transportation routes. The maps include surveying measurements and annotations in the margins, with labels for local towns and landmarks such as mansions or parade grounds. The author includes estimates of costs for the work to be done, such as grading, land acquisition, superstructure, station buildings, and equipment costs. He has additionally sketched a cross-section of a pontoon, noting the way in which it is used to bridge a river. In addition to notes on Nashville, there are surveys made for the Dighton & Somerset railroad in Massachusetts, and other projects around the area. The author has transcribed a letter to William Cobb of Dighton, Massachusetts in which he indicates the potential proximity of the railroad to Cobb's house. An interesting and informative document, of considerable interest for Civil War railroad construction.

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        Drittes Auftreten des berühmten Löwenbändigers Herrn Crockett aus Paris mit seinen 6 schönen dressirten Löwen. - Circus Blennow. Große außerordentliche Vorstellung der höheren Reitkunst, Gymnastik, Pferde - Dressur u. Mimodrame équestre.

      Frankfurt, G. Müller, 1863.Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt (9 x 12 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 37 x 24 cm. Der Engländer James Crockett (1835 - 1865) begann als Zirkusmusiker und wurde später Tierhändler und ein erfolgreicher Dompteur. Ab 1864 zeigte er seine Show in den USA mit George Sanger`s Circus, allerdings verstarb er bereits 1865 in Folge eines Hitzschlages, der ihn in seiner vollen Zirkusmontur bei einer Parade in Cincinnati ereilte. Bücher de

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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.

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        Renz\' Menagerie die größte in ganz Europa in der großen neuerbauten Bude auf dem Dultplatz vis-à-vi 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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Eigenh. Rezept mit U.

      [Berlin], 15. III. 1863. - 216 x 55 mm. Auf gedr. Rezeptzettel der Graefe'schen Klinik. - Graefe ließ sich 1850 in Berlin nieder und eröffnete eine Augenklinik, die zur bedeutendsten ophthalmologischen Forschungs- und Lehranstalt der Welt wurde. Mit dem 1850 von Hermann von Helmholtz erfundenen Augenspiegel untersuchte Graefe erstmals den Augenhintergrund und operierte seit 1856 erfolgreich den Grünen Star.

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        Renz` Menagerie die größte in ganz Europa in der großen neuerbauten Bude auf dem Dultplatz vis-à-vi 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.

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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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