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        SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA SHOWING THE APPROACHES TO MOBILE

      [Washington], 1863. Original oblong 12mo. card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Light wear. Minor foxing and wear to map. Very good. This rare Civil War map was created by the coast Survey office (the main cartographic arm of the Union Army) for use in the Union campaigns into the South. This copy was owned and used by Col. Joseph Corson Read, the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. In November 1863 the Union armies captured Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the South," enabling them to stage a prolonged offensive into the Southern heartland. General Ulysses S. Grant moved very quickly to overwhelm the South and immediately ordered Gen. Sherman to move against Atlanta and its vital railroad supply lines, at the same time as he sent Gen. Nathaniel Banks to attack Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Corson Read (1831-89) was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on Gen. Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Col. A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved south. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. This map, scaled at ten miles to the inch, shows Mississippi and Alabama from Jackson to Montgomery, starting about fifty miles north of those two points and continuing south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, roads, and rail lines, and all the towns they connect, are detailed, with waterways printed in blue. Two of the railroads, the Mobile & Pensacola, and the Mobile & Great Northern, include construction and removal dates during the war. An important map that would have been used by the Union Army in the field, specifically by the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland.

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        Southern Mississippi and Alabama Showing the Approaches to Mobile

      Coastal Survey Office, [Washington] 1863 - Folding map, 24 x 25½ inches, mounted in twenty-four sections on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Light wear. Minor foxing and wear to map. Rare field operations map of Mississippi. This rare Civil War map was created by the Coast Survey office, the main cartographic arm of the Union Army, for use in the Union campaigns into the South. This copy was owned and used by Colonel Joseph Corson Read, the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. In November 1863, the Union armies captured Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the South," enabling them to stage a prolonged offensive into the Southern heartland. Grant moved very quickly to overwhelm the South and immediately ordered Sherman to move against Atlanta and its vital railroad supply lines, at the same time as he sent Nathaniel Banks to attack Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Corson Read (1831-1889) was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Colonel A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. This map, scaled at ten miles to the inch, shows Mississippi and Alabama from Jackson to Montgomery, starting about fifty miles north of those two points and continuing south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, roads, and rail lines, and all the towns they connect, are detailed, with waterways printed in blue. Two of the railroads, the Mobile & Pensacola, and the Mobile & Great Northern, construction and removal dates during the war. An important map that would have been used by the Union Army in the field, specifically by the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. Library of Congress, Civil War Maps 260.1; Library of Congress, Railroad Maps 140.

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        A MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE, OR, FAMILY OF ANT THRUSHES

      New York, 1863. Folio. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt, by W.S. Hiltz, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Expert repairs to spine, extremities a bit rubbed. Occasional light spotting and offsetting, small skillfully repaired tear in outer blank margin of title. Very good. 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 three or four 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, among 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.

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        Befreiungshalle ('Die Befreiungshalle bei Kelheim. Nach einer Skizze von Hans Weininger').

      - lavierte Tuschefederzeichnung v. Hans Weininger in Regensburg, dat. 1863, 29 x 23,5 Hans Weininger brachte 1863 das Buch "Die Befreiungshalle bei Kelheim" im Verlag bei Georg Joseph Manz in Regensburg heraus. - Er war Major, P.K. Hauptmann und Sekretär des Historischen Vereins der Oberpfalz und von Regensburg. - Hugo Graf von Walderdorff brachte einen Nekrolog über Weininger heraus: Hans Weininger, k. b. charakt. Major des Pensionsstandes und Sekretär des histor. Vereines von Oberpfalz und Regensburg, S. 389-402. - Sehr fein ausgeführte Tuschefederzeichnung der Befreiungshalle. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND PAPERS OF JOHN FREDERICK PIERSON, PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE MUTINY OF THE 1st NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR]

      [Various places, 1863. Primarily quarto sheets. Old fold lines, some light wear and soiling scattered throughout. Generally very good. Contained in two binders. The extensive archive of Union colonel John Frederick Pierson, consisting of over 145 items, mostly relating to the arguments and disagreements among the officers of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. Pierson served as an officer from when the regiment was mustered in June 1861, serving as colonel until he was shot through the chest at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Before that, he quarreled with other regimental officers, which resulted in arrests and courts-martial. Many of these documents deal with the ongoing and disruptive fights between the officers. John Frederick Pierson (1839-1932), the son of a New York steel merchant, was privately educated in New York City. He joined the New York National Guard in 1857 (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), but once the Civil War broke out he was attached to the 1st New York Infantry, Co. "H" as a lieutenant. He quickly climbed up the ranks, becoming a captain in May 1861, major in July 1861, lieutenant colonel in September 1861, colonel in October 1862, and breveted a brigadier general on March 13, 1865, as part of the general brevet promotion that occurred that day. He was wounded twice, once at the Battle of Glendale and once more seriously on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he was shot through the chest or shoulder. The 1st New York mustered out in June, and Pierson joined the New York 37th on his recovery. He was captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia on Oct. 14, 1863 and taken as a prisoner of war to Libby Prison in Richmond until exchanged. After the war he joined his family's business, the Ramapo Iron Works. The 1st New York mustered into the Army of the Potomac for two years in May 1861, the first U.S. regiment to enroll for that length of time. They were first assigned to Fort Monroe, Virginia, then ordered to Big Bethel. From there they went to Newport News. The regiment was active in several battles, including Big Bethel, Glendale, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorsville. Many of the earliest documents in this archive regard the New York National Guard (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), to which Pierson belonged. One such document is an 1861 roll of the members of the 7th New York, Co. "K," which includes Pierson, and a list of Co. "K" members killed and wounded during the Civil War. After Pierson joined the New York 1st Infantry, Co. "H" on June 27, 1861, he became involved in "the Recruiting business" for the regiment, even using family members, such as his brother Charley, to help. Several letters are included from J. Frederick to Charley, one pleading: "You must help me....Can I get any men there?" Documents from this period also include invoices of purchases for military equipment, including military weapons; promotions; and more. Also included are various general orders listing the promotions of Pierson; lists of "the Officers Mess of Company H" (June 14, 1861, four days after participating in the Battle of Big Bethel); a military appointment of Pierson to captain in the 1st New York signed by New York governor Edwin D. Morgan (May 27, 1861); a military appointment of Pierson to major signed by Gov. Morgan (July 29, 1861), with a document signed by Adj. Gen. J. Meredith Reed, Jr. Trouble began to surface for the 1st New York in early 1862 as the regiment joined the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia. In a letter from Col. Garrett Dyckman at Newport News, Virginia, Pierson finds out that many of the men under Dyckman were hostile to them: "I occasionally receive a hint that the clique business is still flourishing in the Regt but it does not show itself to me. It appears as if Cl. Co. Bj. & Sil. cannot come to an understanding in what manner they shall remove those above them or who shall fill the vacancies if removed therefore each appears to work on his own hook. The officers in the Regt who are against both of us are (I may as well write their names) Clancy, Coles, Yeamans (Silva against me), Bjorg, (Shaw against you) Hamilton (against you) Campbell (against me) Melville (against me) Hyde, & Carpenter, those not mentioned are either friends, or men of well balanced minds, who would think cliquing too contemptible a business for them to enter into." Earlier in January 1862, Berry sent a letter to Major Henry W. Breevort (a fair copy is included) suggesting the regiment was dysfunctional and thus should be disbanded: "I have to say that the three field officers of this Regt. are very unfriendly to each other, and since its connection with the Brigade, they have done all they could to render each others places uncomfortable. This fight has of course descended to the line Officers sending one way and many another, and so to the Rank and file, until it came to pass that there was no discipline in the Regiment. I do not mean to say that there are no good Officers, for there are quite a number of good and deserving ones but from the quarrel existing between the field Officers, and from the trouble occasioned by some disorderly officers of Line the Regiment has suffered extremely....Lieut. Col. Pierson is in arrest. Major Jas. Clancy is in arrest also. [Berry then lists the names of eight other officers who have been arrested in connection with the crippling quarrel.] I would recommend that the recommendations of General Birney, General of Division, to break up the Regt. and place the members with the 37th N.Y.V. be carried out or that the whole lot of the officers now under arrest be got rid of." Matters got worse when Major James T. Clancy was placed under arrest on July 17, 1862. Two other officers were dismissed in a directive from President Lincoln and carried out by Special Orders No. 179 (included here) issued by the War Department on Aug. 2, 1862. Then in a letter to War Secretary Edwin Stanton (a fair copy is included), Pierson reports the strange desertion of Col. Garrett Dyckman when ordered to the front lines: "At Yorktown he left the Regiment, and has not reported since." Several others also deserted. In this letter Pierson asks Stanton to dismiss all of them from the army because they "have proved themselves to be worthless officers, if not cowards" (Aug. 24, 1862). Included in this archive are holograph statements dated Sept. 8 and 10, 1862 from two of the accused, Capt. William Coles and Major James Clancy. In their statements they explained their absences from the regiment (Coles cited "Cholic" and Clancy blamed his "horse being lame from a wound"). According to another document Cole was found guilty of being absent without leave and neglect of duty; his punishment was the suspension of rank and pay for one month, along with a public reprimand in general orders. Clancy, who was removed from his appointment, was reinstated later in September (those documents are also included here). Pierson has endorsed each statement by Cole and Clancy with an endorsement arguing that both had intentionally deserted. In a significant letter dated Sept. 15, 1862 to Brig. Gen. David Birney from Annapolis, Maryland, Pierson explains the unfortunate affair. Two copies of this letter are included, one being Pierson's retained copy. After the military trials of Cole and Clancy, Pierson writes his father on Oct. 10, 1862: "I am making a big fight here now, and go around full of impudence and bowie knives....The men are enthusiastic over my return." Likely, Pierson felt better about his prospects because the day before he received his commission as colonel of the 1st New York (signed by Gov. Morgan and included here). In another letter to his father dated Dec. 27, 1862, Pierson reports on the day that Clancy returned to his position in the regiment: "Upon his arrival, I demanded 'What are you doing here sir?' 'I am here by order of the Secy. Of War.' Permit me to see the order Sir? He gave it to me and I quietly whistled Yankee Doodle and unhesitatingly endorsed it thus 'The position previously occupied by Mr. Clancy was regularly filled before the date of this order, and he cannot therefore be restored....' I handed it to him and said 'You will of course leave this camp Sir.'...Mr Clancy backed out....If he prefers to contest the point he can give me much trouble." On Dec. 29, 1862, Gen. Hiram G. Berry, commander of the division, praised Pierson for improving the regiment: "In justice to your endeavors to make the Regm't under your command one of the best in this Division, I beg leave to say that you may have positive proof of the value set upon these exertions. That, since your promotion to your present position your Regiment has improved beyond my expectations, although I knew of your previous worth as an officer. When the First New York joined my Brigade at Fair Oaks, its discipline was very poor. The habits of many of its Officers were such as to demoralize....I am happy to say that through your exertions many worthless officers have been got rid of." Three fair copies of this letter are included. By then, however, a serious quarrel had broken out between Pierson and Clancy. Letters of accusation between the two are included. Pierson's impudence became obvious to his own commanding officer, Brig. Gen. David B. Birney, who got involved, writing a letter from the 1st Division headquarters on June 13, 1863, which reads in full: "The conduct of Colonel Pierson has been very insubordinate and I am told by Gen'l [Hiram G.] Berry has tended greatly to relax discipline in his Brigade. I am confident his release from arrest is because of...statements made to the Sec'y of War by the influential friends of Col. Pierson. I would urge that no decision be made before Major Clancy and Gen'l Berry both are heard." Pierson himself had been placed under arrest the very next day, in October 1863. To his utter embarrassment and chagrin, he "was taken by the Enemy and subsequently thrown into a Richmond Prison. While the disgraceful fact that I was captured while under arrest at the rear of the Army was published in the Papers. As my conscience Sir, and my memory both acquit me of ever having neglected my duty or committed any Military Offence." Many more letters and documents concerning this affair are included. This archive contains many other letters (many of which are fair copies) and documents signed by numerous Union officers, such as requests for leaves of absence; various directives, many issued by Pierson; general orders; "orders for the government of the Police Guard" (Aug. 10, 1861); invoices, such as one from the Depot of Army Clothing and Equipage (April 10, 1862); a list of members of the "First Regmt. Inf. N.Y.U.S.V." killed and wounded in the Civil War; letters of promotion recommendations; a document certifying that Col. Pierson "has been exchanged as a prisoner of war....He will join his Regiment without delay," signed by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adj. Gen., Oct. 5, 1862; and more. Several post-Civil War items are also included: THE UNION CLUB (1867) containing the constitution, rules, and list of members and officers of the exclusive New York City social club (Pierson is listed as a member); THE SEVENTH REGIMENT GAZETTE (January 1933), with an obituary of Pierson; THE NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARDSMAN (June 1933); and the fiftieth anniversary edition of THE SEVENTH REGIMENT GAZETTE (August 1933) with an article on Pierson. A considerable archive, worthy of further research.

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        Boletin de las Leyes del Imperio Mexicano, O Sea Codigo de la

      1863. Legislation and Decrees of Emperor Maximilian [Mexico]. Segura, Jose Sebastian, Compiler. Boletin de las Leyes del Imperio Mexicano, O Sea Codigo de las Leyes y demas Disposiciones Dictadas por la Intervencion Francesa, Por el Supremo Poder Ejecutivo Provisional, Y por el Imperio Mexicano, Con un Apendice de los Documentos Oficiales mas Notables y Curiosos de la Epoca. Mexico City: Imprenta Litteraria, 1863-1865. Four volumes. Complete set. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners worn, hinges cracked, a few cracks to text blocks, endleaves lacking from Volume 4. Moderate toning to text, a bit of watercolor paint to final leaf of Volume I with no loss to legibility, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, annotations in pencil to front endleaves, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of a scarce complete set. * Only edition. An important compilation of legislative materials and imperial decrees from the French Intervention period, when Emperor Maximilan was put on the throne through the efforts of Napoleon III. OCLC locates copies in 11 North American law libraries. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law And Legal Literature of Mexico 398.

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        Exceedingly Rare! Captured by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest after Streight's Raid a day earlier, a Union soldier signs a Prisoner's Parole, swearing that "I will not bear arms against the Confederate States Government ?"

      Rome, Georgia, May 4, 1863. 8" x 3.25". "Exceedingly Rare Partly Printed Document Signed ""B.A. McCormick, "" 1 page, 8"" x 3.25"". Rome, Georgia, May 4, 1863. Completed in manuscript. Minor flaws. Printed in Rome, Georgia, on the field. Headed: ""PRISONER'S PAROLE."" Professionally conserved and deacidified. Very Good condition. In full, ""I. B. McCormic [sic] prvt of Co. A 51 Ind regt inft of the United States Army captured by BRIG. GEN. FORREST, solemnly swear before Almighty God, the Sovereign Judge, that I will not bear arms against the Confederate States Government, nor help, aid, or assist either directly or indirectly, any person or persons , in making war against the same, until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war, and that I will not, at any time, communicate to any person information received within the Confederate lines, detrimental to the same. Sworn and subscribed to before me ..."" Signed ""Rome Ga May 4th 1863 / J M Crews / A Insptr Genl.""Accompanied by a certificate, 8.5"" x 11"", issued in Washington, 1884, certifying McCormick's enlistment and discharge (tears at edges); a Certificate of Service, 10"" x 8"", Washington, 1889 (fine condition); and a printed reproduction of a handwritten letter, 5.5"" x 8.5"", from Gen. Lew Wallace dated November 27, 1902, sent to Civil War veterans who wrote to him.Berryman A. McCormick (1841-1908) was one of over 1,500 Union soldiers captured by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest on May 3, 1863. Abel D. Streight was Colonel of the 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In April 1863, he led his men of his 51st Indiana, 73rd Indiana, 3rd Ohio, and 18th Illinois, from Nashville, Tennessee, on what has been known as ""Streight's Raid."" The raid ended on May 3rd with the capture of Streight and his command by General Nathan Bedford Forrest.From History of the Fifty-First Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry by William R. Hartpence (published 1894): ""Notwithstanding Forrest's most sacred promise, made in the terms of surrender, no sooner were our troops turned over to the rebel authorities, than a system of robbing was instituted, which soon relieved our boys of everything of any value in their possession. Blankets, knapsacks, haversacks, overcoats, money, side-arms, colors and everything ... The next day the command was marched under guard to Rome. The citizens were delighted to see the boys, and thronged the streets to greet them. The prisoners stayed in the town till Tuesday morning, May 5, under orders of Forrest; enduring every insult that such a low, ignorant, unprincipled, ill-born people only could invent. The vile creatures crowded around the cars, the women flaunting themselves in the most indecent manner; and all boasting of the superior chivalry of the South ..."""

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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 - VIII, 488; 474; 494; 480; 480 S. mit 20 Lithographien 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 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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        The Illustrated Family Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the self-interpreting and explanatory Notes, and marginal References, of John Brown, to which is prefixed an Introduction to the right Understanding of the Oracles of God FULLARTON BIBLE IN FULL CALF

      A Fullarton, Edinburgh,, [1863]. Sm. folio, First Edition thus, text in broad double column with marginal references, with 20 fine steel engraved plates, maps and plans (plates with mild tide-mark at outer edge not affecting engraved surface), and very numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces, illustrations and decorations in the text, the title and a few leaves are lightly spotted but the majority of the text is remarkably crisp and clean; impressively bound in contemporary full niger calf, boards with elaborate gilt frame border enclosing decorative border and large floral panel all in blind, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment framed and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt, gilt edges, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, hinges neatly strengthened with maroon passe-partout, boards minimally age-marked else a very good, bright, clean copy. As often the Family Register, usually placed before title, has been neatly removed. With separate printed titles for the Testaments and illustrated titles to each Book. The maps depict the Journeyings of the Israelites and the World as known to the Ancients. The plans include Noah's Ark and Rome, together with a detailed chrono-genealogical table of the lineal descent of Christ as given by Mark and Matthew. A SPLENDID COPY OF ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST FAMOUS MID-VICTORIAN FAMILY BIBLES.

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        NOBILE Gaetano. Un mese a Napoli. Descrizione della Città di Napoli e delle sue vicinanze. Divisa in trenta giornate

      NOBILE Gaetano. Un mese a Napoli. Descrizione della Città di Napoli e delle sue vicinanze. Divisa in trenta giornate. Opera corredata di figure intagliate in legno per delucidazione delle cose narrate e sia per ricordo delle cose vedute. Napoli, 1863. Due volumi in 8° contenenti voll. 3, leg. m. pelle con titt. in oro; pp. IV - 931; 662, 477. Opera corredata da 190 incisioni in legno n.t. e f.t. di vedute e monumenti. Il secondo libro ha i volumi due e tre rilegati insieme. Le due rilegature sono diverse. Pochissime macchie all'interno, rilegature un po' lenta ma nel complesso esemplari in più che buone condizioni.

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        Histoire naturelle des diptères des environs de Paris, 2 vol.

      - Victor Masson, Paris, 1863 ;; in-8, relié édition limitée à 250 exemplaires (n° 229), portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, xvi, 1143 pp. 920 pp., reliure moderne en demi-toile verte, pièces de titre en cuir vert, couvertures restaurées conservées. Bel exemplaire de ce rare onvrage publié par les soins de sa famille, sous la direction de M.H. Monceaux, quelques rousseurs ! Horn-Schenkling 18221, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [COLLECTION OF MORE THAN 400 GENERAL ORDERS FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, INCLUDING THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL GENERAL ORDERS FROM THE NAVY DEPARTMENT]

      Washington, 1863. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Hinges cracked but solid. Light wear to spines and boards. Quite clean internally. Very good. An extensive collection of general orders from the War Department, covering the first three years of the war, and including "General Orders No.1" for 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the first generally available version of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued, according to Eberstadt, about January 7, 1863. He designates this the fifth edition, following the two State Department issues, the newspaper extra in the ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, and the Circular Letter edition of January 5, all of which are extremely rare (two of them are known in a single copy only). Thus, this is the first obtainable edition of one of the great American state papers. In addition to the most famous of the Civil War's general orders, this set of orders covers issues of staffing and personnel, including enlistments, promotions, casualties, and pay issues; provisioning and supplying; the formation of military departments; courts martial; and army medical directives. Several orders from the navy are also represented here, including one abolishing forever the naval ration of spirituous liquors. An important source for the history of the Civil War.

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        Leipzig. - Völkerschlacht. - Gedenkblatt an die 50 jährige Jubelfeier. - "Das Schlachtfeld bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern".

      - Gedenkblatt. Lithografie, 1863. 48,5 x 48,5 cm (Darstellung / mit Schrift) / 51 x 59,5 cm (Blatt). Oberhalb der Darstellung "Gedenkblatt an die 50 jährige Jubelfeier des deutschen Befreiungs-Kampfes", unterhalb betitelt "Das Schlachtfelde bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern. Nach der Natur aufgenommen", darüber "Lith. Anst. v. M. Singer, Leipzig", rechts und links davon Erläuterungen 1-64". - Die in der Mitte befindliche Abbildung des Schlachtfeldes ist von folgenden Ansichten und Denkmälern umgeben: Ansicht von Leipzig vom Napoleonstein, Denkmal auf dem Monarchenhügel bei Gr. Görschen, Auf dem Galgenberg b. Wachau, Denkmal bei Möckern, Poniatowsky Denkmal, Denkmal b. Lüztzower b. Kl. Schkorlop, Linde bei Wachau, Der frühere Napoleonstein, Frankfurter Brücken Denkmal, Dölitzer Schloss, Poniatowsky Stein a. d. Elster, Kugeldenkmal in Leipzig, Schwarzenbergs Denkmal b. Meusdorf, Denkmal a. d. Wachtberg b. Göhren, Denkmal a. d. Monarchenhügel b. Meusdorf, Denkmal bei Kitzen. - Blatt leicht fingerspurig. Am unteren Blattrand mehrere kleine, hinterlegte Einrisse. An der oberen rechten Ecke Fehlstellen ausgebessert. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Leipzig. - Sammelblatt. - Gedenkblatt. - "Das Schlachtfeld bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie, 1863. 48,0 x 48,8 cm (Darstellung) / 50,0 x 56,4 cm (Blatt). Ober- und unterhalb der Ansichten betitelt "Gedenkblatt an die 50 Jährige Jubelfeier des deutschen Befreiungs-Kampfes. Das Schlachtfeld bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern". Ferner mit den Verlags- und Druckerangaben "Verl. v. Rudolph Meitzner in Frankfurt a/M., Lith. Anst. v. M. Singer Leipzig". Unten mit einer geteilten ausführlichen Legende ausgestattet. - Der opulente Einblattdruck erschien als Gedenkblatt in der bildnerischen Tradition der Souvenierblätter und zeigt diverse Denkmälerveduten des Landes, welche oberhalb von einer Panoramaansicht Leipzigs bekrönt sind. Als Zentralbild figuriert eine Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelperspektive vom Leipziger Umland mit den einzelnen Dörfern. Unten ist das Gedenkblatt mit einer Insetlandkarte im Oval des Leipziger Bezirkes dekoriert. Seltenes und dekoratives Blatt mit militärhistorischem Bezug. - Mit einer leichten Vertikal- u. Horizontalbugfalte. Leichte Lagerspuren. Im Ganzen gut erhalten.

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        Abeokuta and The Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration.

      Tinsley Brothers London First editions Two Volumes 1863 - An ex-library set : Octavo; xvi, 333p; v, 306p, [2]. Folding map, frontis to volume two, three engraved plates, one of which has been used as the frontispiece to volume one, which is lacking its portrait frontispiece. Map torn , repaired, and sl stained. A fair copy only, the original green cloth boards rebacked with the original spine laid down, 19thc library book plates to the pastedowns, blind stamps. Joints and hinges are sound, some preliminary leaves sl marginal chips. A fair and usable copy of the this scarce book by arguably the greatest explorer of all. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hospital Sketches

      Boston: James Repath, 1863. First Edition . Near fine in pebbled, purple cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 3/8" with light yellow end sheets. The cloth on the outside edges of the boards and on the spine is slightly faded. The hinges and joints are tight and the binding is sewn. Without a dust jacket (if it ever had one). 102 pages followed by a two page ad by the publisher. Per Judith C. Ullom in her bibliography, Louisa May Alcott, "Considered by critics to be the proving ground for the author, these six sketches, written when Louisa was 30 years of age, are based on her experience as a Civil War nurse. First published in successive numbers in the Boston newspaper, The Commonwealth (1863), they were revise and enlarged for book publication A beautiful copy of a very uncommon early book by a well respected author of Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys and many other titles. (Ullom: Louisa May Alcott; 5; BAL, 145)

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        The Ferns of Southern India. Being descriptions and Plates of the Ferns of the Madras Presidency.

      Gantz Brothers, Madras 1863 - Full green morocco binding, 4to., pp.1, (1), 1, (1), xv, 88, vii and illustrated with 272 full page plates. The spine divided by five raised and gilt ruled bands into six compartments with the title in the second compartment. Covers gilt lined along the spine and the corners, gilt title on front board. Marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. A small unobtrusive stain on the spine in the fifth compartment, a stamp of a private collector on first blank and the stamp of another private collector on title page and last index page, both stamps small. The title page a bit foxed, a few other pages with some very light foxing, but overall a very clean copy. Collation: First blank, Title, blank, Notice, blank, pp. xv, 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24, 25-30, 31-34, 35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-50, 51-53, blank (v. 53), 54-58, blank (v. 58), 59-64, 65-80, 81-84, 85-88, pls i-xxviii, pl xxviii A, pls xxix-cclxx1, pp. vii, final blank. Collation complete. The work was issued in installements (see picture #5) and obviously in a small run only. It was republished ten years later in 1873. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FAREWELL ADDRESS OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL POLK

      Missionary Ridge, Tn, 1863. Toned. Some light staining and foxing. Good. A rare field press broadside printing of Confederate General Leonidas Polk's stirring and eloquent farewell to his troops in the Army of Tennessee, after he had been removed from his command by General Braxton Bragg. Polk graduated from West Point a year before Jefferson Davis, and the two enjoyed a long and close friendship. Polk left the military soon after graduation, and entered the Episcopal ministry, eventually becoming Missionary Bishop of the Southwest. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed a general and became a commander of the Army of Tennessee. Polk eventually came under criticism, especially from his superior, Braxton Bragg. He participated at Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, and Murfreesboro, but after what was considered a poor performance at Chickamauga, Bragg relieved Polk of his command. In this address to his troops Polk refers to the "unfortunate disagreement between myself and the commander-in-chief of this Department," defends his actions and decisions, and praises the bravery and performance of his men. "Contending with a numerous, well-appointed and merciless enemy, for all that man holds dear, you have borne unexampled privations with fortitude, fought with undaunted bravery, and ever yielded a ready and cheerful obedience to your officers....My earnest exhortation and request to you is, to fight on and fight ever, with true hearts, until your independence is achieved. Thousands of hearts may fall crushed and bleeding udner the weapons of the foe, or the passions or mistakes of friends, but the great cause must not be sacrificed, or our flag abandoned." Polk would be reassigned, and was killed during a scouting expedition in 1864. Not in Parrish & Willingham. OCLC locates only a single copy, at Yale.

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        William England: Alpinisten auf einem Gletscher. Original-Fotografie (1863 - 1868); Albumin-Abzug., Bildformat: 15,7 x 21,5 cm. Auf leichten Karton montiert. Karton mit gedruckter Tonplatte, auf der die Fotografie montiert wurde. Gedruckter Name des Fotografen sowie gedruckte Bezeichnung: "Views of Switzerland and Savoy. Dedicated by permission of the Alpine Club". - Minimale Benutzungsspur, nur im Glanz sichtbar; sehr schön erhalten; Karton mit sehr leichter Benutzungsspur; untere Blattecke mit schmalem Abriss. - William England war Chef-Fotograf der London Stereoscopic Company und reiste in den 1860er Jahren durch die Schweiz sowie die savoyischen Alpengebiete. Er fertigte vorwiegend Aufnahmen für Stereo-Karten, hier liegt eine wesentlich

      - ***** William England: Mountain climbers cross alp glacier. Original photography (1863 - 1868); albumen print. Size: 15,7 x 21,5 cm. Mount on slight board. Printed name of photographer, title too: "Views of Switzerland and Savoy. Dedicated by permission of the Alpine Club". - Minor using, else excellent; board with minor using; foot corner with slight damage. - William England was chief photographer of London Stereoscopic Company. He disposed mostly stereo views. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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        Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand" originale Heliogravure ca.58x34cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Karton (63x39cm) nach einem Gemälde von Lippay; in der Platte signiert; unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; Parthenon Wien um 1910

      - [Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand von Österreich (1863 in Graz - 1914 in Sarajevo) war österreichischer Erzherzog und seit 1896 Thronfolger von Österreich-Ungarn. Das Attentat von Sarajevo, bei dem er und seine Frau ums Leben kamen, gilt als Auslöser des Ersten Weltkrieges.] Das großformatige Blatt mit kleineren Kratzspuren und am oberen Rand mit 3,5cm langem alt hinterlegten Randeinriß. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Prairie Traveller

      London: Trubner & Company, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. A Handbook for Overland Expeditions. With illustrations, itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific and a Map. By Randolph Marcy...edited and with notes by RIchard F. Burton. First ed. 251 pp, one folding map, one plate, 12 text ill. Penzer p 69, 70. In remainder binding: black gilt blindstamped cloth. Former owner's bookplates and small presentation inscription on front free endpaper. First UK ed of this work on western US travel, edited by Burton after he returned from a visit to Salt Lake City and the American west in 1860. Better than vg+, almost near fine. Minor corner wear. Looks as if it were never read. Housed in a black cloth folding clamshell slipcase with gilt leather spine. A very attractive copy and presentation.

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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With Remarks On His Life and Writings By Thomas Campbell

      Routledge, Warne, and Routledge 1863 Hardcover. No jacket. Specially bound for presentation in Herne's Oak. With dedication signature from Trevor Nunn, L. Olivier, Mary Rutherford and others. Several contemporary RSC ephemera included. Few scores on oak boards and gilded page block. Spine is slightly worn. Dedications on early pages and throughout the volume. Early pages to page xxx are chipped and creased on upper leading corners, with reinforced FEP. Foxing in the volume. Several pages have nicks on edges. Minor tears on leading edge of plate after page 378. Slight pen mark on p.691. Binding is intact, contents are clear. Unique and extraordinarily special. AM Used

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        The Prairie Traveller

      Trubner & Company, London 1863 - A Handbook for Overland Expeditions. With illustrations, itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific and a Map. By Randolph Marcy.edited and with notes by RIchard F. Burton. First ed. 251 pp, one folding map, one plate, 12 text ill. Penzer p 69, 70. In remainder binding: black gilt blindstamped cloth. Former owner's bookplates and small presentation inscription on front free endpaper. First UK ed of this work on western US travel, edited by Burton after he returned from a visit to Salt Lake City and the American west in 1860. Better than vg+, almost near fine. Minor corner wear. Looks as if it were never read. Housed in a black cloth folding clamshell slipcase with gilt leather spine. A very attractive copy and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Michael RUPPE (1863 Schäflein-Salzburg 1951), Sorrents gebaute Natur, 1902

      - Michael RUPPE (1863 Schäflein-Salzburg 1951), Sorrents gebaute Natur, 1902 -- Technik: -- Aquarell auf Papier, unten rechts signiert, bezeichnet und datiert: "M. Ruppe Sorrent. 1902. ". -- Maße: -- 46,8 x 30,6 cm -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand, im Rand minimal gebräunt. -- Beschreibung: -- Michael Ruppes künstlerischer Werdegang war von vielen Hindernissen begleitet. Er wurde 1863 als Sohn eines Bergbauern im kleinen Dorf Schäflein im Gottscheer Land (heute Slowenien) geboren. Bald übersiedelte er mit seinen Eltern nach Wamberg und besuchte zuerst die Volksschule in Nesseltal und später die Gottscheer Fachschule für Korbflechterei. Zu seinem Glück entdeckte sein Professor für Zeichenkunst, Julius Hofholzer, seine künstlerische Begabung und brachte ihm methodisch das Zeichnen bei. In Wien versuchte er, auf der Kunstakademie zu studieren, wurde aber wegen der nicht ausreichenden Anzahl an Naturstudien abgewiesen. Nach einem Aufenthalt in Südtirol, wo er Figurenschnitzerei lernte, bewarb er sich an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule. Diesmal mit Erfolg. Nach der Ausbildung ließ er sich als Bildhauer und Maler in Salzburg nieder. Wie so viele andere Künstler ließ sich auch Michael Ruppe von der Landschaft Kampaniens verzaubern, die mit ihren dramatischen Küstenabschnitten als einer der schönsten Landstriche Italiens gilt. Jacob Philipp Hackert, Oswald Achenbach, Louis Gurlitt wie auch Thomas Ender, einer der wichtigsten Vertreter des Wiener Biedermeier und Landsmann Ruppes, pilgerten über mehrere Jahrzehnte an die Küste Italiens und hielten ihre atemberaubende Schönheit in ihren Werken fest. Die Italiener selbst fanden im Golf von Neapel ebenfalls ihre Inspirationsquelle und gründeten dort die sogenannte Scuola di Posillipo, deren wichtigster Schüler Giacinto Gigante war, und die bis heute als eine der fortschrittlichsten Schulen Italiens auf dem Gebiet der Landschaftsmalerei gilt. Die sturmgepeitschten Klippen und jähen Abgründe, die dunklen Täler und verwunschenen Grotten der Küste bei Neapel berührten den Künstler auf zweierlei Weise. Einerseits wirkte auf den Bildhauer Ruppe die natürliche Topographie der Gegend wie ein Meisterwerk eines Bühnenkünstlers. Andererseits träumte der in bergigem Land groß gewordene Künstler seit seiner frühesten Kindheit vom Leben am Meer. Hier, in dieser paradiesisch anmutenden, sonnenverwöhnten und fruchtbaren Küstenlandschaft am Fuße des Vesuvs wurde sein Traum wahr und unser Blatt ist ein begeisternder Ausdruck seines künstlerischen Könnens, das sich hier entfalten konnte. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARD

      London: Tinsley, Brothers, Catherine-St., Strand,. 1863. original decorated green pebbled cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panels stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers.. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper of volume one and. signatures of two early owners on the free endpapers of each volume.. Cloth a bit rubbed, volume one has a slight shelf lean, a very good. copy. A remarkably nice, unsophisticated copy, today rare thus in. commerce. Housed in a custom clamshell box. (#151825). First edition, first issue, English preliminaries. THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH- YARD is one of "four sensation novels [written by Le Fanu] that are the best of their kind ... Aside from three interpolated tales treating the supernatural [notably, "The Haunting of the Tiled House"], [it] is devoted to mystery and to exposing dark crimes committed in the past." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 225. "The supernatural plays a minor but crucial role." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-49. "The pages of the novel are crimsoned in gore with seasonings of hauntings, apparitions, and brooding menace. There are connoisseurs of the ghostly who put it first among Le Fanu's works." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2- 61. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 115. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 158, etc. Sullivan, Elegant Nightmares, p. 36. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 261. Bleiler (1948), p. 177. Hubin (1994), p. 493. Sadleir 1379a (collates as per his "Copy II"). Wolff 4016.

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        Mes mémoires

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1863. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1863, 11x18cm, 10 volumes reliés. - New edition, probably the first in-12, not reported by Clouzot who considers the first edition in-12 that of 1869 published by the same publisher. Binders half red shagreen, smooth spine lightly thinned adorned with triple nets dorésdeux snags feet of volumes 7 and 8, upper caps for most involving friction or scratched, a black spot at the top of Volume 4 of marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, some corners used, bindings of the time. Rare established set in a uniform contemporary binding. Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, probablement la première in-12, non signalée par Clouzot qui considère comme la première édition in-12 celle de 1869 parue chez le même éditeur. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisses légèrement éclaircis ornés de triples filets dorésdeux accrocs en pieds des tomes 7 et 8, coiffes supérieures pour la plupart comportant des frottements ou éraflées, une tache noire en tête du tome 4, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, certains coins émoussés, reliures de l'époque. Rare ensemble établi dans une reliure uniforme de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        Beitrag zur Kunde der Oetzthaler Alpen. Mittheilungen des Oesterreichischen Alpenvereines.

      Wien, 1863, - in-8vo, 393 S., mit 3 Panorama-Ansichten, Panoramen stockfleckig, illustrierter H.-Leinenband. Orig. ill. Umschlag aufgezogen. Zus. mit: M. V. LIPOLD: Die Sulzbacher und Steiner Alpen an der Grenze Steiermarks, Krains und Kärntens. / C. HOLSMAY: Eine Besteigung des Terglou (Triglav). / Mittheilungen aus dem Bergbaurevier Gastein und Rauris. / Julius HANN: Die Nachmittagsgewitter in den Alpenthälern. / Guido Freiherr von SOMMARUGA: Die Thäler Virgen und Defereggen in Tirol. / Edmund von MOJSISOVICS MOJSVAR: Die alten Gletscher der Südalpen. / Paul GROHMANN: Die Vedretta Marmolata. / Karl F. PETERS: Ein Blick auf die Karavanken und die Hauptkette der Julischen Alpen. / F. SIMONY: Panorama der nordöstlichen Kalkalpen vom Oetscher bis zum Staufen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Darwin über die Entstehung der Arten im Thier- [Tier] und Pflanzen-Reich [Pflanzenreich] durch natürliche Züchtung : Oder Erhaltung der vervollkommneten Rassen im Kampfe um's Daseyn. Nach der dritten Englischen Auflage und mit neueren Zusätzen des Verfassers für diese deutsche Ausgabe aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Dr. H. G. Bronn. Zweite verbesserte und sehr vermehrte Auflage. Mit Darwin's Portrait in Photographie (als Frontispiz montiert)

      Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Druckerei, Stuttgart 1863 - Sauberes Exemplar mit nur geringen Gebrauchs-/Altersspuren. Ganzleineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 551 Seiten. 678 Gramm. 22x15cm. Deutsch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Engraving Grand Tower, Mississippi River

      Poe & Hitchcock, 1863 Engraving; Grand Tower, Mississippi River. By N. Kinsey. Cardstock. From Home Views of the Picturesque & Beautiful by D. W. Clark. 7 x 10 inches.

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        Description topographique, historique, critique et nouvelle du pays et des environs de la Foret Noire : situes dans la Province du Merryland : traduction trees-libre de l'anglais

      A Boutentativos [i. e. Bruxelles] : chez les veuves sulamites, aux petits appartements de Salomon, l'an du monde 100, 800, 000, 500 , 1863 In 20C red cloth, gilt image to upper cover, corners brushed. Spine, gilt title to grey label. Internally, half title, [4], 79 pp, not dated but watermarked 1863, small bookseller label to epd, t.e.g, some light offsetting to first 2 leaves. Uncommon. (Brunet Col 82 p1409. See Patrick Spedding -0 Lewd & Scandalous Books 54-56 & 58). No copies appear to be held in the UK.

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        Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary: Being a Summer's Ride Beyond the Great Wall of China

      London, Hurst and Blackett, Successors to Henry Colburn, 1863.. Crown quarto. Pp. xvi, 579. Chromolithograph frontispiece. Fold-out map with additional colour added in lithography (small tears at fold). With 54 wood-engraved illustrations. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half polished calf and forest-green ribbed cloth, sides and corners ornamentally roll-tooled in blind, spine gilt; bit worn and chafed in places, inner-hinges split; foxed. Overall a handsome copy in good condition, and with the contemporary armorial bookplate, ?Auspicium Melioris Aevi? (an omen of a better age, motto of the Order of St. Michael and St. George). ~ First edition. Cordier BS, 2747.

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        Mes mémoires

      New edition, probably the first in-12, not reported by Clouzot who considers the first edition in-12 that of 1869 published by the same publisher. Binders half red shagreen, smooth spine lightly thinned adorned with triple nets dorésdeux snags feet of volumes 7 and 8, upper caps for most involving friction or scratched, a black spot at the top of Volume 4 of marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, some corners used, bindings of the time. Rare established set in a uniform contemporary binding. Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1863 11x18cm 10 volumes reliés

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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 bschabt. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändiges musikalisches Albumblatt mit Unterschrift.

      Ohne Ort und Datum. 1 Seite. Ca. 17 x 26,5 cm.. . Sieben Takte aus dem "Theme du Scherzo final de Beatrice et Benedict", unterschrieben "H Berlioz". Daneben vom Komponisten Alexander Wilhelm Gottschalg bezeichnet: "aufgeführt zum erstenmale in Weimar am 8. April 1863 unter des Componisten Leitung." Gemeint ist die deutschsprachige Erstaufführung der Oper; ein Jahr zuvor war sie in französischer Sprache in Baden-Baden uraufgeführt worden. Gebräunt und etwas fleckig; Rand- und Faltenrisse hinterlegt.

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        [Portfolio]: Tahiti

      Lima, Peru: Courret Hermanos. [1863-64]. First edition. Quarto. String-tied quarter calf and cloth portfolio titled in gilt ("Tahiti."). The portfolio holds 16 different mounted albumen prints of Tahiti, each image is 4.75" x 6.25" (12 x 16 cm), mounted on a 9.5" x 12.5" (24 x 32 cm) sheet. Some repair to the spine of the cloth portfolio, some small splits in the folds, very good, the images are fine with slight soiling on some of the mats (one image displays some damage but only as copied from the negative). Each print bears a blind stamp on the mat: "Courret Hermanos Fotografos Calle Mercaderes 197 Lima," and is accompanied by an autograph notation in pencil identifying the scene on the verso of the individual mats. Among the earliest photographs of Tahiti preceded only by the limited work of Gustav Viaud who arrived one year before. Courret was a French-born photographer who arrived in Peru in 1860, and formed his own studio with his brother in 1863. He left Lima in September of 1863 to visit Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. One can follow his itinerary in the contemporary notices that appeared in Le Messager de Tahiti, the local newspaper published weekly in Papeete. He left Tahiti in March of 1864 and returned to Lima, worked in his studio as a photographer, and sold the photographs of Tahiti individually and in groups.This collection includes views of the capitol city of Papeete with Europeanized streets, government buildings, single story homes, a small dock with dugout canoes, native huts, native children dressed in white assembled seated in the forecourt of a building (perhaps a church), several views of the harbor with sailing vessels, a waterfall, and street scenes.Rare. Courret's images of Peru and surrounding South American countries appear in the marketplace (nine auction records in the last 14 years, all for single images), but even single images of his Tahitian views are exceptionally uncommon. OCLC locates a single similar portfolio (Getty Museum) with only seven prints (under the title Views of Tahiti, noting that the title was devised by the cataloger); absent from both Kroepelien, Tuimata and O'Reilly and Reitman, Bibliographie de Tahiti et de la Polynesis Francaise; Trehin, Tahiti (pp. 40 - 55). . A remarkable portfolio of rarely seen images. .

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        Perhaps the only known letter of JEB Stuart to the Confederate Congress showing his love of horses and commitment to the Cavalry, he explains that he heard from his commanders son " General W.H.F. Lee " regarding an " ?urgent letter on the subject to Gen. R. E. Lee "

      Virginia, April 16, 1863. 7.75" x 10". "War date Letter Signed, ""J.E.B. Stuart,"" 2 pages, 7.75"" x 10"", ""Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division, Army of Nor Va.,"" April 16, 1863, to the Hon. Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett (1821-1864), a Virginia Representative to the Confederate States Congress concerning pending legislation concerning the cavalry and the care of horses. Body of text somewhat light, but featuring a strong, bold signature by Stuart, spine fold partly separated, minor separation to one horizontal mailing fold, else fine condition.The letter, which was hand delivered to Garnett by Robert E. Lee's oldest son, Gen. W.H. F. ""Rooney"" Lee, reads in full: ""I understand from Brig. General W.H.F. Lee that you have signified a desire to aid in any legislation needed for the Cavalry service - if we would state succinctly what is wanted. Availing myself of your kind offer I submit the following through his kindness for your consideration. An Act providing for remuneration for Cavalry horses permanently disabled by wounds or rendered permanently unserviceable by accident received when the owner is in the immediate execution of an order - or unavoidably captured by the enemy. The question to be determined by a board to be composed of 3 officers of the Regiment to be designated by the Colonel as the 'disabled horse board' or upon the order of a General officer. extension of the law, authorizing military courts, to each Army Corps or Department, so as to include a Division of Cavalry attached to a grand army - as absolutely necessary to ensure speedy trial and justice, and preserve discipline. (See copy of urgent letter on this subject to Gen. R.E. Lee, April 9th, 1863). A Veterinary Surgeon to each Brigade of Cavalry, to be selected and appointed after thorough examination into his qualifications, with the rank of Major. The amount of saving in horse flesh to the Confederacy by a competent Veterinary Surgeon to each Brigade would be incredible. I assure you that no greater service could be rendered the cavalry of the Provisional Army than the passage of such laws as embrace the foregoing.""A resolution concerning provisions for veterinary surgeons for the cavalry had already been introduced in the Confederate Congress on April 4, 1863. However the Congress went into recess on May 1, not meeting again until December 7, 1863. Within a week, the Confederate Congress said once again ""That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of a veterinary surgeon, with the rank of captain, to each brigade of cavalry, the appointment to be made upon due examination before a board of at least three colonels of cavalry."" In addition, the Congress ""Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of amending the law establishing a military court for each army corps, so as to authorize a similar court to commands of cavalry composed of two or more divisions. Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of so amending the law abolishing regimental commissaries as to except the cavalry regiments from it operation."" (Journal of the Confederate Congress, April 4, 1863, 6:292; December 14, 1863, 6:530). It would appear that the issue died in committee as no mention of further action on the matter was recorded. Due to increasing manpower shortages as the war dragged on, it is likely that it proved impossible to find qualified personnel to fill the positions. This is believed to be the only known J.E.B. Stuart field letter addressed to the Confederate Congress in private hands. It was purchased from the descendants of a Union soldier who had captured it during the Fall of Richmond in 1865."

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        Red Riding Hood

      (L. Prang & Co., Boston, 1863) - 12mo. . (16)pp., text with color lithographs at headers and footers, bound in a color pictorial die cut-out of red Riding hood dressed in her red cape carring a basket and with a wolf at her feet, the back shows the back side of her red cape with a wolf laying at her feet. This was considered one of Prang's first publications and the first die-cut children's toy book. L. Prang is well known for his Christmas and Valentine cards and his botanicals. Very nice. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Current Gold and Silver Coins of all Countries. Their weight and fineness, and their intrinsic value in english money. With facsimiles of the coins

      London, Trübner & Co., 1863. 4to.; XX-140 pp. y 141 láminas cromolitográficas reproduciendo monedas. Encuadernación original en tela estampada, fatigada. Cortes dorados.

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        W. Alvin Lloyd's Southern Rail-Road Map, 1863

      Mobile, AL: W. Alvin Lloyd (Lith. By W.R. Robertson, Mobile), [after June 20]1863. Lithographed map on thin paper, 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, with light pink, yellow, and green coloring, delineating the railroad systems of the Confederacy, with Texas included in the Atlantic Ocean under the Carolinas, and a large inset of Charleston in the peninsula created by the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Hundreds of towns serviced by the railways are included. Parrish & Willingham 6182 locates three copies (Huntington, Virginia State Library, Virginia Historical Society). OCLC adds two copies (Duke, Virginia). Folds flattened, paper gently toned with a few insignificant spots, wash color faded. A beautiful copy. The main map depicts the rail network of the Confederacy as far west as Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, with an inset at lower right continuing the map into Texas. Hundreds of towns serviced by the railways are shown, and tiny stars indicate the locations of forts, coastal batteries and other military installations. At the top of the map a rather curious inset depicts the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina. The publication date can be narrowed to the latter half of 1863, as the map omits from the Confederacy the western part of Virginia, which seceded from Virginia and rejoined the Union on June 20 of that year. The map is remarkable for having been published in Mobile in mid- or late 1863, at a time when the Federal blockade drastically reduced shipping in and out of Mobile Bay. The export of cotton was all but shut down by 1863, and the supply situation became sufficiently dire that food riots erupted in April and again later that year. In fact, only one other map was published in Mobile during the Civil War, being an 1863 plan of the siege of Vicksburg. The map is printed on very thin paper and bears fold patterns consistent with its having been tipped into a pamphlet or booklet. However, there are no other signs of binding, and this writer believes this impression was separately issued (The thin paper may simply have been poor-quality Confederate stock, and the map could have been folded for filing.) In 1864 Lloyd seems to have published a new edition, as we find the following notice in the Richmond Sentinel for January 9 of that year: ?"We have received from W. Alvin Lloyd, Esq., of Mobile, a copy of his Railroad Map for 1864. It is well executed and is represented to be very accurate. As the name of every station is distinctly marked upon the map, it will aid materially all having business over the roads, military, gentlemen, &c.?" Muddying the waters somewhat, the title page of Lloyd?'s Southern Railroad Guide (Atlanta, June 1864) advertises the inclusion of a ?"new railroad map.?" That work is extraordinarily rare, however, and it has not yet been possible to compare that map and the one offered here. It remains unclear whether this ?"new?" map is identical to ours, to the 1864 map mentioned by the Richmond Sentinel, or is another production altogether. In any case, Lloyd?'s map is very rare, with Parrish & Willingham and OCLC locating a total of eight examples, of which none are in Alabama institutions. There is no record of the map having previously appeared on the market. W. Alvin Lloyd and W.R. Robertson Before moving on to Mobile, Lloyd seems to have been in New Orleans, where in 1857 he published W. Alvin Lloyd's Steamboat and Railroad Guide. Little biographical information on Lloyd is available, but the Richmond Examiner for January 8, 1864 offers the following grisly episode: ?"We take occasion here to correct the report, which we published some time ago, that Mr. Lloyd was dead, having been killed in a street fight in Mobile. The facts are these: A party of Yankees living in Mobile, infuriated by Mr. Lloyd?'s exposure of them, attacked him in the street, and in the affair he received nine pistol wounds, some of them very severe, which disabled him and confined him to his bed for several weeks…. He is still in a crippled condition, being on crutches.?" Lithographer W. R. Robertson also produced the aforementioned map of the siege of Vicksburg by T.S. Hardee (Mobile, 1863) and the plates for S.H. Goetzel?'s Rifle and Infantry Tactics. He is not listed in Peters?' America on Stone. References Parrish & Willingham, Confederate Imprints, #6182 (examples at Huntington, Virginia State Library, Virginia Historical Society). OCLC adds examples at Boston Athenaeum, Duke, Harvard, North Carolina, and Virginia. A Google search yields another example at the North Carolina State Archives. Not in Modelski, Railroad Maps of the United States; Phillips, List of Maps of America; Rumsey; or Stephenson, Civil War Maps. Neither Americana Exchange nor Antique Map Price Record lists any examples having been offered for sale.

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        Report on the Construction of a Military Road From Walla-Walla to Fort Benton

      Government Printing Office, 1863. Hardcover. This book has been rebound in brown leather along the spine and at the corners, spine is lettered in gilt and has raised bands, paper covered boards with matching end papers, b/w textual illustrations plus 10 colored plates throughout the text and 4 folding maps following the text, 363 pages. No edition stated. Binding is modern and minimally worn, there is a large damp stain on the upper corner of the first blank page through the title page including a couple of the color plates (see image) and again on some of the maps, some marginal soiling, scattered spotty foxing. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs over 2 pounds and may need additional postage for Priority or International shipment.. No Edition Stated. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Musee pittoresque et historique de l'Alsace. Dessins et Illustrations par J. Rothmuller.

      . Colmar, J. Rothmuller, 1863, Kl.-Fol., 204 S. Text + 108 lithographierte Tafeln mit Ansichten aus dem Elsaß (Haut-Rhin), roter, goldgeprägter Original-Halbledereinband mit marmorierten Deckeln (etwas berieben und bestoßen, innen teils etwas stockfleckig).

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        [CONTEMPORARY COPY OF A MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM GEORGE M. WILLING TO THE EDITOR OF THE UNITED STATES RAILROAD AND MINING REGISTER, DESCRIBING EXPLORATIONS IN ARIZONA AND PROPOSING A MINING COMPANY TO EXPLOIT THE GOLD AND SILVER OF THE REGION]

      [Washington, D.C. (but copied in Philadelphia)]. 1863.. [6]pp. of manuscript on the rectos only of six folio sheets. With original mailing envelope. Horizontal folds. Very good. An interesting pair of documents, being contemporary copies of an original manuscript on the potential of mining in Arizona, sent by George M. Willing to Thomas S. Fernon, editor of the UNITED STATES RAILROAD AND MINING REGISTER. Willing's letter was comprised of two parts, a description of "Dr. G.M. Willing's Discoveries of Gold and Silver Mining in the New Territory of Arizona," and a plan for forming a company to mine in the territory. Having been unsuccessful during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush a few years earlier, George Willing led a party of prospectors to Arizona in the early 1860s. Willing would later become notorious in Arizona history for his role in the frauds of James Reavis, the so-called "Baron of Arizona." Despite the tarnishing of his reputation in Reavis' schemes, Willing did do significant work in searching for gold and silver in Arizona, as is documented by this report. Fernon has attested at the conclusion that the present document is an actual copy of Willing's original report and proposal, made in December 1863, just a few months after Willing sent Fernon the originals. The first three pages describe the location and qualities of several areas examined in Arizona, including in the San Juan Mountains, the "La Plata District," and along the "Unka Weep River." The areas described are all ravines with nearby rivers, which would facilitate Wiling's hydraulic mining plans. Following the three pages describing the discoveries Willing appends a three-page "Proposed Plan of Operations" in which he spells out his plans for mining in Arizona. He calls for $100,000 to pay the expenses of fifty men for two years, and argues that it will be cheaper and more efficient to outfit the company in California, rather than east of the Rockies. Willing contends that Indians would not be a concern, and that "the company will have protection from the government troops on the whole route and in the occupancy of the country." He goes on to describe in detail his proposed hydraulic mining operations, comparing the potential of the region to that of the Quartz Hill mines in Colorado. An early and interesting report on Arizona mining.

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        3 autograph letters signed to Archibald Smith plus 4-page mathematical autograph manuscript

      Cambridge, 1863-68. Three Mathematical Autograph Letters, Signed, Plus a Four Page Autograph Mathematics Manuscript Cayley, Arthur (1821-95). (1) Autograph letter signed (?A. C.?) to Archibald Smith (1813-72), written in the margins of an autograph letter signed from Smith to Cayley. 1 page. London, 9 August 1863 [date of Smith?s letter]. 280 x 226 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Smith. 3 ?" 1/2pp. Cambridge, 14 November 1866. 180 x 112 mm. (3) Autograph letter signed to Smith. 3pp. Cambridge, 19 October 1868. 180 x 112 mm. (4) Autograph manuscript (originally enclosed with Cayley?s 19 Oct. 1868 letter). 4ff., tied with linen tape. 412 x 257 mm. N.p., n.d. [1868]. Together 4 items. Very minor marginal tears in nos. (1) and (4), otherwise very good. Exceptionally rare mathematical correspondence from Arthur Cayley, one of the founders of the British school of pure mathematics, consisting of three autograph letters, all containing mathematics, plus an extensive 4-page mathematical proof written on four extra-large legal sheets. These are the first mathematical letters or manuscripts by Cayley that we have seen on the market in over forty years. Cayley was the author of over 900 papers covering nearly every aspect of modern mathematics; his greatest contributions were his development of the algebra of matrices, his work in non-Euclidean geometry and n-dimensional geometry, and his contributions to invariant theory. A large number of mathematical constructs bear his name, including Cayley?s theorem (group theory), the Cayley-Hamilton theorem (linear algebra), Cayley?s formula (graph theory) and the Cayley-Klein model (hyperbolic geometry). Cayley?s correspondent was Archibald Smith, who helped to found the Cambridge Mathematical Journal in 1836 and made significant contributions to the study of magnetism and the Earth?s magnetic field. Both Cayley and Smith were alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge and both subsequently entered Lincoln?s Inn to study law, with Smith being called to the bar in 1841 and Cayley in 1849. Cayley remained in the legal profession until 1863, at which time he left the bar to take the newly established Sadleirean professorship of pure mathematics at Cambridge. It is evident from our letters that Smith and Cayley had a cordial relationship based on their shared love for mathematics; Smith apparently was in the habit of sending Cayley mathematical problems and requesting his help in solving them. Letter (1) contains both Smith?s query and Cayley?s response; in it Smith asked Cayley to give him "a simple construction for the following problem. Given three points in a plane to draw the straight line such that the sum of the squares of the perpendiculars shall be a minimum." Cayley responded by writing his solution in the margins of Smith?s letter: "Considering the points as material points of equal mass, then taking the origin at the C. G. it is easy to show that the required line is the principal axis of least moment. E.g. if the three points be an isosceles base [...] less than 60° required line is [parallel] to base?"if greater than 60° it is [perpendicular] to base?"if equal 60° or triangle is equilateral there the position is indeterminate. The construction for the principal axes depends of course on finding the axes of an elliptic. A. C." In letter (2), dated 1866, Cayley gave the solution to another of Smith?s mathematical queries; ?it comes out easily & prettily enough.? Cayley stated the problem and solution as follows: "Given two lines A, B & a point O, to draw from O to the lines A, B two lines of [equal] length & enclosing a given [angle] . Imagine the line A rigidly connected with O and let it revolve round this point thro? the given [angle] , so as to assume the position A?. Then if P be any point in A and P? the corresponding point in A?, it is clear that OP = OP? & [angle] POP? = . . ." In letter (3), dated 1868, Cayley enclosed the four-page autograph manuscript listed above under no. (4), containing ?a solution, such as I have been able to obtain, of your problem, but the solution is I am afraid in a form which will not be of any use to you. May I send the problem?"of course in your name?"to the Educational Times; it is very likely that you will so obtain a solution of it in a more practical form; and at any rate, the problem, qu? problem is an excellent one.? In the manuscript Cayley stated the problem as follows: "Considering any two circles O, O? and taking M, M? the corresponding points in the line OO?, let the angles MP, M?P? be respectively , ?" where is a variable angle; it is required to find the envelope of the line PP?." Cayley?s solution covers four folio pages and includes several equations and two diagrams. Biggs et al., Graph Theory, ch. 3. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, pp. 804-9. Ewald, From Kant to Hilbert, p. 542.

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        L'économie sociale au point de vue chrétien, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, A. Jouby, 1863.. Two volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. iv, 507; 508. Plus a suite of blank leaves at the end of each volume, apparently for notations. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary half calf and matching foliage paper over boards, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered and decorated direct, corners abraded, rubbed at extremities, handsome marbled endpapers, red ribbon markers, a small dampmark at foot margin of first few leaves of one volume. A nice set in handsome binding, overall in a very good condition. ~ First edition. A German translation, ?Die Volkswirthschaftslehre vom Standpunkte des Christenthums? appeared in 1867. Only little is known about the Abbot Corbière. He was born in 1803 in Saint Lieux Lafenasse and at the age of 25 joined the ?Societas Presbyterorum a S. Sulpitio?, a move which had a great influence on his life thereafter. In 1945 he published ?Le Guide de la conscience. Ouvrage contenant les divers traités de la morale chrétienne et des sacraments, à l'usage des simples fidèles.? He died in 1865. For more on Corbière's life, and comments on his contribution to economic thought, see ?Corbière und die soziale Theorie in der katholischen Kirche des 19. Jahrhunderts? by Gerhard Merk (Die Neue Ordnung? Vol. 20, 1966). Rare. OCLC 36957989 locates only 6 copies worldwide. KVK locates just one copy, that in the British Library.

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        Journal et Mémoires de Mathieu Marais Avocat au Parlement de Paris sous la Régence et le règne de Louis XV (1715-1737). Publiés pour la première fois d'après le manuscrit de la Bibliothèque Impériale par autorisation de S.E.le Ministre de l'Instruction publique avec une introduction et des notes par M.de Lescure.

      Firmin-Didot, Paris 1863 - Quatre volumes (1863-1868) in-8 (24 cm x 15 cm), 505-493-597-592 pp. Un envoi de l'auteur à Cuvillier-Fleury, célèbre journaliste de l'époque et académicien. Reliure toilée uniforme pour les quatre volumes (reliure contemporaine), pièce de titre. Couvertures conservées. Précieux journal pour la connaissance de l'histoire de cette période. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Portfolio]: Tahiti

      Lima, Peru: Courret Hermanos. [1863-64]. First edition. Quarto. String-tied quarter calf and cloth portfolio titled in gilt ("Tahiti."). The portfolio holds 16 different mounted albumen prints of Tahiti, each image is 4.75" x 6.25" (12 x 16 cm), mounted on a 9.5" x 12.5" (24 x 32 cm) sheet. Some repair to the spine of the cloth portfolio, some small splits in the folds, very good, the images are fine with slight soiling on some of the mats (one image displays some damage but only as copied from the negative). Each print bears a blind stamp on the mat: "Courret Hermanos Fotografos Calle Mercaderes 197 Lima," and is accompanied by an autograph notation in pencil identifying the scene on the verso of the individual mats. Among the earliest photographs of Tahiti preceded only by the limited work of Gustav Viaud who arrived one year before. Courret was a French-born photographer who arrived in Peru in 1860, and formed his own studio with his brother in 1863. He left Lima in September of 1863 to visit Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. One can follow his itinerary in the contemporary notices that appeared in Le Messager de Tahiti, the local newspaper published weekly in Papeete. He left Tahiti in March of 1864 and returned to Lima, worked in his studio as a photographer, and sold the photographs of Tahiti individually and in groups.This collection includes views of the capitol city of Papeete with Europeanized streets, government buildings, single story homes, a small dock with dugout canoes, native huts, native children dressed in white assembled seated in the forecourt of a building (perhaps a church), several views of the harbor with sailing vessels, a waterfall, and street scenes.Rare. Courret's images of Peru and surrounding South American countries appear in the marketplace (nine auction records in the last 14 years, all for single images), but even single images of his Tahitian views are exceptionally uncommon. OCLC locates a single similar portfolio (Getty Museum) with only seven prints (under the title Views of Tahiti, noting that the title was devised by the cataloger); absent from both Kroepelien, Tuimata and O'Reilly and Reitman, Bibliographie de Tahiti et de la Polynesis Francaise; Trehin, Tahiti (pp. 40 - 55). . A remarkable portfolio of rarely seen images. .

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        Carta de la Costa y Mar de China que comprende Todo el Canal de Formosa, Islas de Meico-Sima y parte de la de Luzon.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. A scarce Spanish chart of the environs of Taiwan, with the Sakishima Islands of Japan, reaching the north coast of Luzon in the Philippines. The lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        Carta de la Costa Oriental de China desde las Islas Lamock hasta el Rio Ngau-Keang con parte de la Isle Formosa, segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la M.R. Inglesa.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 620 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. A scarce Spanish chart of the Chinese coast from Wenzhou south to Chou'an, with northern Taiwan and the Sakishima Islands of Japan. The lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        L'économie sociale au point de vue chrétien, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, A. Jouby 1863 - Two volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. iv, 507; 508. Plus a suite of blank leaves at the end of each volume, apparently for notations. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary half calf and matching foliage paper over boards, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered and decorated direct, corners abraded, rubbed at extremities, handsome marbled endpapers, red ribbon markers, a small dampmark at foot margin of first few leaves of one volume. A nice set in handsome binding, overall in a very good condition. ~ First edition. A German translation, "Die Volkswirthschaftslehre vom Standpunkte des Christenthums" appeared in 1867. Only little is known about the Abbot Corbière. He was born in 1803 in Saint Lieux Lafenasse and at the age of 25 joined the "Societas Presbyterorum a S. Sulpitio", a move which had a great influence on his life thereafter. In 1945 he published "Le Guide de la conscience. Ouvrage contenant les divers traités de la morale chrétienne et des sacraments, à l'usage des simples fidèles." He died in 1865. For more on Corbière's life, and comments on his contribution to economic thought, see "Corbière und die soziale Theorie in der katholischen Kirche des 19. Jahrhunderts" by Gerhard Merk (Die Neue Ordnung" Vol. 20, 1966). Rare. OCLC 36957989 locates only 6 copies worldwide. KVK locates just one copy, that in the British Library.

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