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        Eugen Baumgarten Propaganda Aquarell England Weltkrieg America war Uncle Sam

      Euge. - Komplette Nachlässe sowie wertvolle Einzelstücke (M 16156) prächtiges äusserst seltenes Original Propaganda-Aquarell von Eugen von Baumgarten (1863-1919) aus dem Jahre 1917 Blatt-Format ca.:57 x46 cm etwas fleckig, leichte Gebrauchspuren sonst gut erhalten Eugen von Baumgarten war Maler und Zeichner in München. Er arbeitete u.a. für die Jugend (Wochenschrift),die Münchener Humoristischen Blätter, den bayerischen Kladderadatsch, den Kikeriki-Kalender, für die Geißel (Zeitschrift), und für Oktoberfest-Zeitungen. Von 1916-1918 zeichnete er zahlreiche politische Karikaturen (auch unter dem Pseudonym E. Vaube). Er malte bevorzugt das bayerische Milieu, Hofbräuhaus-Typen, Bildgeschichten, aktuelle und politische Karikaturen sowie Illustrationen zu den Broschuren im Glaspalast. Er gestaltete auch Plakate, Werbung und Ansichtskarten für Münchener Brauhäuser (z.B. Wagner-Bräu). Er war der Vetter von Eugen Roth und zeichnete auch Werbegraphik für dessen Oktoberfest-Zeitungen. Es gibt zahlreiche Ansichtskarten und Plakate von ihm. Er betrieb auch einen kleinen Selbstverlag für seine Blätter. Literatur: Flemig, Karikaturisten-Lexikon, 1993, 14 ___________________________________ Original! - Keine Kopie! - Kein Nachdruck! Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch

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        Salon de Fantastique. Heute und die folgenden Tage der Messe täglich mehrere Productionen der weltberühmten Riesen-Dame Isabella aus Montpellier bei Paris 6 Fuß 4 Zoll groß und 345 Pfund schwer. Die Dame bekannt als erste Tänzerin und Athletin aus dem Circus Napoleon in Paris, wird zum Erstaunen des Publikums trotz ihres riesenhaften kollosalen Köperbaues mehrere Ballet-Piécen und Kraftproductionen ausführen. (Unterzeichner:) Harry Bergheer.

      O. O., Druck von Theodor Ehbrecht, ca. 1863. - Einblattdruck auf rosa Papier, mit Holzschnitt-Portrait (9 x 8 cm) der Riesen-Dame. Blattgr.: 31 x 22 cm Nach Isabella tratt noch eine Hellseherin auf; Bergheer bewirbt seine Produktion auch als "Gröszte Präsenten-Vertheilung", jeder Billet-Inhaber erhält eine Präsent gratis. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th.

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        Salon de Fantastique. Heute und die folgenden Tage der Messe täglich mehrere Productionen der weltberühmten Riesen - Dame Isabella aus Montpellier bei Paris 6 Fuß 4 Zoll groß und 345 Pfund schwer. Die Dame bekannt als erste Tänzerin und Athletin aus dem Circus Napoleon in Paris, wird zum Erstaunen des Publikums trotz ihres riesenhaften kollosalen Köperbaues mehrere Ballet - Piécen und Kraftproductionen ausführen. (Unterzeichner:) Harry Bergheer.

      O. O., Druck von Theodor Ehbrecht, ca. 1863.Einblattdruck auf rosa Papier, mit Holzschnitt - Portrait (9 x 8 cm) der Riesen - Dame. Blattgr.: 31 x 22 cm Nach Isabella tratt noch eine Hellseherin auf; Bergheer bewirbt seine Produktion auch als "Gröszte Präsenten - Vertheilung", jeder Billet - Inhaber erhält eine Präsent gratis. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Californien und das Goldfieber. Reisen in dem wilden Westen Nord-Amerika`s, Leben und Sitten der Goldgräber, Mormonen und Indianer. Den Gebildeten des deutschen Volkes gewidmet.

      Bln, Thiele 1863; EA; (8) 744 S. mit 8 chromolith. Tafeln und 51 Textholzstichen; HLdr d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Seiten teils leicht stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      London, 24. IX. 1863. 2 S., 4°. An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Frankland synthetisierte metallorganische Verbindungen und führte den Begriff der Sättigungskapazität in die organische Chemie ein. Die Sättigungskapazität war der gedankliche Vorläufer der Valenz. Frankland gehörte auch zu den Entdeckern des Heliums. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Einige Knickspuren u. Randeinrisse. - Frankiert mit einer Dreierreihe „Two Pence Blue“. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Frankland, Schrötter, Chemie, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        South Carolina Impressment Agent Negotiates With General Beauregard for the Release of Slaves to their Masters

      1863 - Autograph Letter Signed, to General Thomas Jordan. Charleston, August 17, 1863, 2 pp. With: newspaper advertisement, entitled: "Labor For Coast Defences," a public letter from Governor M.L. Bonham, August 19, 1863, 1 p. Shannon, a militia colonel and state agent for the impressment of slave labor, requests the discharge of a number of slaves impressed for labor on military fortifications in Charleston, from the chief of staff of General Beauregard. Local planters depended on Shannon to force the state governor and the Confederate army to abide by the terms of the legislation granting the power to impress slave labor, in this case for a month's time. A rare document concerning the joint effort between the Confederate government and the local planters to use slave labor for military fortifications. "I am officially identified with the success of a scheme which I have labored earnestly to make efficient, outside of that motive no man can be more deeply interested than I am in the success of the defence of Charleston, but I feel constrained from a sense of duty to ask the discharge of those Negroes furnished under the call for the 15th July, who have worked over thirty days and which are relieved by the supply rendered in the past few days. The motive prompting this direct application is that I am informed by the Engineer Department that the Negroes could not be discharged." Complete Transcript Charleston So. Ca. Augt 17th 1863Genl Thomas Jordan Head QuartersGenlAs agent of the State of South Carolina I delivered to the Engineer in charge, under the call for 15th July ult some Thirteen hundred & fifty negroes, which since that time have been engaged in labor in the defences around Charleston, Within the past two days I have delivered to the Engineers in charge some eleven hundred & fifty negroes under the call for the 14th of August. Neither of these numbers have any connection with the voluntary supply rendered in response to this call of the Governor and the Commanding General.The act of the Legislature under which these Negroes are furnished authorizes the call only for 'thirty days labor,' and requires the negroes to be discharged at the end of thirty days when relieved by a fresh supply, authorized [2] by the enactments of the law, by the practice of the past six months, & by assurances of the Confederate authorities I have not hesitated in all my calls to the people to pledge the return of the Negroes at the end of the thirty days & the people of the State have relied on my pledge. I am officially identified with the success of a scheme which I have labored earnestly to make efficient, outside of that motive no man can be more deeply interested than I am in the success of the defence of Charleston, but I feel constrained from a sense of duty to ask the discharge of those Negroes furnished under the call for the 15th July, who have worked over thirty days and which are relieved by the supply rendered in the past few days. The motive prompting this direct application is that I am informed by the Engineer Department that the Negroes could not be discharged.It is dire to the slaveholders of the state to say that I have received notice from several planters authorizing me to retain their hands, but no notice has been given of any such intention & nothing like general information has reached them that there is any design to retain them and therefore I have heard but from few - Very respectfully Yours, Wm M. Shannon Agt of the State of So. Ca. [newspaper advertisement:]Labor for Coast DefencesExecutive Department, August 18, 1863,The labor which under the call of Col. Shannon, has been at work on the coast for the past month, is now entitled to be discharged, according to the provisions of the Act of the Legislature. But the Commanding General deems its retentions so essential to the safety of Charleston and the State, that the Governor does not hesitate to retain it for the present, and to ap. (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        ENSAYO DE UNA BIBLIOTECA ESPAÑOLA DE LIBROS RAROS Y CURIOSOS

      - Ensayo de una biblioteca española de libros raros y curiosos, formado con los apuntes de Don , coordinados y aumentados por D. M. R. Zarco del Valle y D. J. Sancho Rayón.- Madrid, M. Rivadeneyra, 1863 - 1889; 4 tomos en folio holandesa, 1º. XI pp. - 1 h. - 1404 columnas. 2º. VII pp. - 1104 columnas - 179 pp de apéndice. 3º. X pp. - 1 h. - 1280 columnas. 1 h. 4º. 4 hh. - 1572 columnas. Describe 4585 referencias bibliográficas. El apéndice del tomo 2º es "Indice de manuscritos de la Biblioteca Nacional. Impresión a dos columnas. Los tomos 2º y 3º conservan las cubiertas. Buen ejemplar. Palau nº 97065.

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        LA GUADELOUPE PITTORESQUE TEXTE ET DESSINS PAR A. BUDAN

      Paris, 1863. Folio. Original green cloth, stamped in blind, gilt lettering, neatly rebacked. Text somewhat toned, but plates clean. Small old dampstain in upper blank margin of two final plates. Overall very good. In a folding green cloth box, leather label. An important work, with eleven fine plates of Guadeloupe scenes, and with text that covers all aspects of life in Guadeloupe. Views include picturesque sights in the countryside, scenes in the main towns (Moule and l'Anse Bertrand), and a large panoramic view of the town and harbor of Pointe-à-Pietre. Budan was born in Guadeloupe in 1827 and became an accomplished painter of portraits, historical and religious subjects, flowers, and murals. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1863 to 1867 and was responsible for the mural decoration of the chapel of St. Joseph in the cathedral at Pointe-à-Pietre. A rare series of views, and most unusual for being from this period, when the decline in the sugar industry had decreased the number of patrons available for such expensive works.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Diary of A Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

      Richard Bentley, London 1863 - 385 pp, ill, some tinted. Description of a long journey undertaken by the soldier. From the plains to Cashmere, a halt in the valley, into little Thibet, Kadak and the Monastery of Hemis, back to the valley and home again. Also a chapter on the religions of Cashmere and Tibet and appendices on the temples of Cashmere, mystic sentences of Thibet and the history of Cashmere. An important early work. Internally better than VG. Externally the original cloth has been expertly relaid on new cloth but at outside gutters the new cloth shows through. Better than it sounds. Original end paper have been retained and there is very little, as in almost no, foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN LADAK, TARTARY, AND KASHMIR

      London, 1863. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands, gilt morocco labels. Calf rubbed, worn at joints and extremities. Very good. Second edition of Lieut. Col. Henry D. Torrens' account of his travels in the Trans-Himalayan regions of present- day northern India. The work is illustrated with dozens of chromolithographic and wood-engraved ethnographic portraits and landscape views. The large panoramic folding plates show views of "Kashmir Valley from Soleiman's Seat to Nishat Bach" and "Lè [Leh], from the Palace...to the Valley of the Indus." The folding map traces "the Course of the Hindostan and Thibet Road from Kalka in the Plains to Shipkee on the borders of China.

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        Souvenir du Pensionnat de Carouge offert à Rde Mère Joséphine Petit a ses compagnes et a leurs élèves.

      Genève, Impr. Pfeffer & Puky, 1863, - in-4to oblong (17.5 x 26.5 cm), 19 p. (+ 1 bl.) (dont le titre dans un encadrement lithogr.) + 6 planches lithogr., qqs rousseurs par-ci par-là, reliure en d.-toile originale, plats en papier rouge, initiales en or sur le plat devant. Receuil de Planches lithogr. par ?F. Lips lith - Lith. Krauer & Hiss à Genève? et numérotées - 1) Pensionnat Carouge (Vue d?ensemble des Bâtiments) / 2) Intérieur du Clos (vue animée de pensionnaires) / 3) Chapelle des enfants de Marie / 4) Les ombrages (Pensionnat) / 5) Le Clos vu depus le Chalet / 6) Les vertes Collines (Veyrier).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Mr. Prof. Adolph Bils. Salon der Experimentalphysik und Magie. Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l`escamotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hofkünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Dresden, Julius Ernst (1863).Einblattdruck in rot und schwarz. Mit breitem Holzschnittrahmen zus. 6 gr. Holzschnitt - Illustrationen, die Vorführung verschiedener Tricks zeigen. Blattgr.:76 x 51 cm. Die Vorstellung fand im großen Saal des Frankfurter Hotel de l`Union (Weidenbusch) statt. - 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. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Les Amoureuses

      Jules Tardieu, Paris 1863 - In-12 (155 x 107 mm), 2 ff. n. ch., 100 pp, 2 ff. n. ch. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, double filet doré d'encadrement, dos à nerfs orné, titre, auteur et date en doré, tête dorée, non rogné (Belz-Niédrée). Édition en partie originale. Les Amoureuses est le premier ouvrage publié par Alphonse Daudet (Nîmes, 1840-Paris, 1897). Ces compositions poétiques furent écrites entre 1857 et 1861. Il parut dans sa première version en 1858. Ce recueil de poèmes sentimentaux révéla le jeune écrivain au «tout Paris» et séduisit l'impératrice Eugénie. Aussi Daudet fut engagé en 1860 et jusqu'en 1865, comme secrétaire par le duc de Morny, demi-frère de Napoléon III et véritable maître penseur du Second Empire. Alors totalement désargenté, cette fonction le sortit et le mit à l'abri des soucis matériels qu'il connaissait. Dans cette ??deuxième édition originale?? (Brivois, Essai de bibliographie des ?uvres de M. Alphonse Daudet), l'auteur a supprimé 6 pièces sur 20 et en a ajouté 5. Le texte de certaines des 14 pièces initiales offre en outre quelques variantes, dont les principales sont un titre changé, une strophe supprimée et d'autres remaniées. ??Il a été tiré quelques exemplaires sur papier rose.?? Cet exemplaire est un des quelques-uns imprimés sur papier rose. L'exemplaire du premier hugolâtre, Paul Meurice. Paul Meurice (Paris, 1818-Paris, 1905) est connu pour la longue et indéfectible amitié qu'il lia avec Victor Hugo. Romancier et dramaturge français, il fut aussi le collaborateur d'Alexandre Dumas. Aux côtés d?Auguste Vacquerie et des fils de Victor Hugo, Meurice fut nommé en 1848 rédacteur en chef du journal L?Evénement, fondé par Hugo. Il créa plus tard avec eux le journal Le Rappel, en 1869. À la mort de Victor Hugo, en 1885, Meurice et Vacquerie furent ses exécuteurs testamentaires. Paul Meurice fonda en 1902 la Maison de Victor Hugo à Paris. Très bon exemplaire en reliure du temps signée Belz-Niédrée. Brivois, Essai de bibliographie des ?uvres de M. Alphonse Daudet, p.10. Carteret, Le Trésor du bibliophile romantique et moderne 1801-1875, I, p. 190. Clouzot, Guide du bibliophile français. XIXe siècle, p. 80. Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle, III, col. 32. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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. 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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        [IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH DIARY, SIGNED, BY A SOUTHERN WOMAN LIVING ON HER FAMILY'S LOUISIANA PLANTATION FROM 1863 - 1865, WITH CIVIL WAR CONTENT]

      Gold Dust, La. 1863-1865.. 152 [of 172] pp. of diary content plus 10pp. of poetical verse and notes, accompanied by a printed transcription of the diary. Twenty pages of the diary are accounted for only in the printed transcription. Small quarto. Dbd. Minor chipping to first two leaves, with minimal loss to text, some general light browning, occasional wear to edges. Overall, very good. This very interesting diary gives an intimate account of the life of Theresa Rebecca Milburn (1844-1928) for a span of nearly two years on her family's plantation in Gold Dust, Louisiana in the midst of the Civil War. The entries are dated from Aug. 10, 1863 to May 13, 1865. Milburn was nineteen when she commenced, and just over twenty-one when she concludes the diary. Milburn describes the goings-on of her life as a civilian in Civil War-era Louisiana. She details the circumstances of male relatives enlisted in the Confederate Army, family business, and her hopes for Southern independence, as well as accounts of numerous encounters with Confederate and Union soldiers. Milburn's diaries reveal the life of a young woman caught in the midst of the conflict, as she writes, "Oh! When will this unholy war cease? I am sick and tired of hearing of Yankees, War and Negroes." ^Other excerpts are as follows: ^Aug. 18, 1863: "Ma received a letter from Aunt E.C. Scott yesterday, it brought the good news that our dear relatives, who were engaged in the fight at Jackson, Miss. [presumably The Battle of Jackson, May 14, 1863] were safe." ^Sept. 2, 1863: "...our little band of soldiers are not sufficient to keep back the over whelming hosts of yankee hirelings that can be brough against us, our state may be given up but I will not despair of victory, I will 'hope on, hope ever.'" ^Sept. 6, 1863: "Two hundred soldiers and four pieces of cannon passed up a few days since. Heard the sad news of Capt. William H. Murdock's death yesterday, sad is our hearts to see one in the bloom of life cut off. These times bring us to think seriously, for death is in the land." ^Sept. 23, 1863: "Dear Journal, my heart is sad this morning, the yankees are expected up here in a few days, dear friends have left for Texas in hopes of escaping them. Several families, we among them, are going to remain; oh! God what will become of us... If we remain at home they may not drive us out of our comfortable house, the slaves may leave us, this is one of the reasons why I do not wish to remain at home, for I know all of the male slaves between the ages of 15 and 35 will be trained for soldiers whether they wish to go or not. Oh! it is really heart sickening to think of our slaves being part of the army to fight their owner. I cannot refrain from murmuring sometimes, or cannot think why it is that a just God will allow such an unholy thing done." ^Dec. 31, 1863: "Another year has come and gone and still this unholy war is waged against us, oh! if we only knew when it would end, if I knew it would end in a year more and favorable to the Confederacy, oh! patiently could I wait; it is rarely that I doubt the success of our arms, fighting in such a cause as we are, who can doubt but that victory will finally perch itself upon our flag, and peace be restored to our land; though years may roll on, battle be fought, and more of the brave ones may fall, yet we will by the help of Him who rulest all things, be successful." ^The diary provides interesting views from one young woman's life on a plantation in the South during the Civil War. Her views on the War, slavery, lost relatives and friends, and other issues flow naturally from her pen, revealing important perspectives worthy of far deeper study. Also, her frequent, personal contact with Civil War soldiers is unusual in a journal of this nature, though not surprising considering her location, and taking into account the breadth of the diary, encompassing almost two years of entries during the very heart of the war years. ^Laid in are two autograph letters, signed to Theresa's sister Sophie, plus several leaves of verse in Milburn's hand. Accompanying the diary is a braided hair bracelet, woven to an engraved clasp on one end, and a locket on the other, containing a ferrotype portrait of Milburn's brother, Elijah Curry Milburn. Also includes a printed transcript of the diary, along with copies of documents providing background on Milburn's family history assembled from a descendant and, presumably, former owner of the diary. ^A fascinating diary from a young Louisiana woman on her family's plantation during the an important span of the Civil War.

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        Meyer`s Universum. Ein Jahrbuch für Freunde der Natur und Kunst mit Abbildungen der interessantesten Stätten der Erde. Prachtausgabe. Zweiter Band ( von 3 erschienenen Bänden )

      Bibliographisches Institut Hildburghausen 1863 296 Seiten mit 80 gestochenen Stahlstichtafeln ( incl. des gestochenen Frontispizes ) ( so vollständig ), OPappband mit farbigem Deckelschildchen und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 4° ( 28 x 19,5 cm ). Unter den gestochenen Tafeln: Londons Strom und größte Brücke - Pressburg - Wallenstätter See - Traunsee - Frederikshald - Schloß Schwarzburg in Thüringen - Brünn - Das neue Museum in Berlin - Helgoland - Pesth und Ofen - Gotha - Wien von der Belvedere-Seite - Edinburg - Das Victoria-Theater in Berlin - Holyrood-Palast - Das Kolosseum - Schloß Sternberg - Danzig - Schloß Babelsberg - Die Schloßbrücke in Berlin - Die Universität in Berlin - Kroll`s Etablissement in Berlin - Freiburg - Rio de Janeiro - Pisa - Bielefeld - Genua - Chartum - Das königliche Schloß in Warschau - Preston - Sanssouci - Capri - Altenburg - Winchester - Liverpool - Das Seemannshaus in Hamburg - Athen - Bologna - Nachts auf der Feuersäule ( Londong ) - Sankt Petersburg - Eisernes Tor - Stecklenberg und Lauenburg. Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, innen Besitzvermerk auf dem Vorsatz, wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig, desgleichen wenige Tafeln. Die meisten Tafeln sauber und von guter Erhaltung. Bildmaß der Tafeln meist 16,5 x 11,5 cm, Gesamtgröße 27,5 x 18 cm. Das Inhaltsblatt vorn stark gelockert. Innen von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 1400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Meyer, Meyers, Meyer`s Universum, Universum, Stahlstich, Stahlstiche, Prachtausgabe, Google, Hermann J. Meyer

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      1863 - BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark brown cloth rebacked with original spines laid down, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Splendid first edition of Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth.Out of Burton’s four-year appointment as British consul in West Africa (1861-65) came nine volumes of books under five titles. Wanderings in West Africa describes the outward journey from Liverpool to consular headquarters on the Spanish Island of Fernando Po off the coast of Cameroon. Ports of call include Madeira, Tenerife, Freetown, Cape Palmas, Cape Coast, Accra, Lagos and Bonny (at the mouth of the Niger). “It apparently was Burton’s original intention to entirely suppress his name from [this] work” (Penzer, 71-72). As in all copies, Burton’s name does not appear on the title pages; as is usual, this copy bears the spine imprints “R.F. Burton” (only five copies are known lacking the name on the spines). Ex-library, with very small library stamp on each title page and ink notation on each copyright page. Bookseller tickets.Text generally fine; expert paper repairs to fragile folding map. Cloth exceptionally fresh, gilt bright. About-fine, scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Excursions

      1863 - THOREAU, Henry David. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Small octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, edges gilt, brown endpaper. $3200.First edition, in original cloth with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait.Excursions was collected from various sources by Thoreau's sister, Sophia E. Thoreau. It was published the year after Thoreau's death and includes a eulogy delivered at his funeral by Emerson, here included as a preface. After leaving Walden Pond, Thoreau became more of a naturalist, taking trips to Cape Cod and Canada and using his experiences as material for an article entitled "Excursion to Canada" in Putnam's Monthly in 1853. "He toured Cape Cod on foot late in 1849, spent a week in Canada in 1850, went in 1853 on his second journey into Maine. Four of his posthumous books derive…from these expeditions: Excursions (1863), The Maine Woods (1864), Cape Cod (1865), and A Yankee in Canada (1866)." In Borst's cloth 2, no priority established. Only 1588 copies were printed in the first edition, of which 1500 were bound. BAL 20111. Borst A3.1.a. Owner signature.Faint foxing to frontispiece; original cloth exceptionally crisp, bright and beautiful, with only most minor wear to spine extremities. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au golfe de Californie.Paris, Arthus Bertrand, [1864]. 8vo. With folding map of Sonora by Malte-Brun, hand-coloured in outline. Modern half calf.

      Barrett 555; Howell, California II, 390; Hill 348; Monaghan 461; Sabin 14925. First edition. The author collected the material for this narrative during his business ventures in the New World. Sailing in the privately owned Félicie between the Mexican ports Guaymas, Acapulco, Mazatlan and Veracruz he visited Valparaiso, Chile, the La Paz-Loreto area and the Bay of California. The account is rich in detail about the products, geography, and geology of Sonora. The map was drawn by Victor Adolph Malte-Brun, an acclaimed French cartographer and geographer, and apparently also published in the journal Nouvelles annales des voyages (May, 1863). Some slight foxing. Fine, untrimmed copy.

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        Bijbel, dat is de gansche Heilige Schrift, bevattende al de kanonijke boeken van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, op last van de Hoog-Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en volgens het besluit van de Synode Nationaal, gehouden te Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 en 1619. Uit de oorspronkelijke talen in onze Nederlandsche taal getrouwelijk overgezet. Met nieuwe bijgevoegde verklaringen op de duistere plaatsen en aanteekeningen van de gelijkluidende teksten. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke taal en spelling. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de gezangen, bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik, door last van de hoog mogende heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen, in h

      Bij de Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie. Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en P. Proost. Haarlem, Johannes 1863 - (titelprent) 862, 283, 183, 156, 44 p. Origineel leer met ribben, stempels en goudopdruk. 4° H. 29 x L. 25 x D. 10 cm. (Op het voorplat zijn de woorden 'Purmer Kerk' en de cijfers '1865' met goud gestempeld. Bijbel bevat het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen, de Evangelische Gezangen en de formulieren.)

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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia

      London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1863. a few stains but a good copy, recased in the original cloth.. Octavo, tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, loose folding endpocket map. First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria.This London edition is generally seen as the 'formal' account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The tinted lithograph plates show in most vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory. This is The F.J Coles copy, with bookplate.

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        Flora Australiensis : A Description of the Plants of the Australian Territory, Volumes I to VII (Seven Volume set)

      London, United Kingdom: Lovell Reeve and Co , 1863. Rebound with gilt titles to spine. All books have a small stamp of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens to the title page. Occasional foxing throughout. Published between 1863 and 1873. The first six volumes are first editions with volume VII being a 1967 facsimile reprint. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Battle of Gettysburg Prisoner of War Broadside: Confederate Guards Shooting Unarmed Yankees

      1863 - Broadside. The Gettysburg Prisoners. March from Gettysburg to Staunton, 175 Miles., Annapolis, Maryland, September 28, 1863, 14 1/2 x 6 in., 1 pp. "At the request of a large number of my fellow Bell Island, prisoners of War, I have written a short sketch from my notes taken on the spot, and have put the same in type. The account imbraces [sic] from the 2nd of July at Gettysburg, Pa., up to September 21st, on Bell Island. The statement is facts only, and not from an imaginary brain."Union private George Gantt exposes the dismal treatment of Union prisoners of war after the Battle of Gettysburg. Partial Transcript".The prisoners taken at Gettysburg, on the 2nd day of the battle, belonged nearly all to the Third Corps. At 8 o'clock, P.M. July 2nd, four hundred of the Third Corps were marched to the rear and encamped on an elevated piece of ground. A strong guard was placed around the men. No rations were given out.July 4.-The men were now half starved, having eaten nothing since the morning of the 2nd.Our men had to trade off their blankets and even take their shoes off of their feet and give the guards for bread. Rebel guards used their bayonets on our men getting water and trying to buy bread. Guards taking prisoners money on pretence of buying something for them to eat, but never returning."".At noon, on the 14th of August, Private John Donnelly, 91st, P.V., had on that morning came to the Island. He was standing near the bank that incloses the prisoners. The guard told him to go further back, and D. was in the act of turning to comply with the guards order, when the latter raised his gun and shot him down. This act was a cold blooded murder. The guard was taken off his post for the day, but in two days was back again ready to shoot more unarmed Yankees."Historical Background Belle Island, Virginia, an island in the James River near Richmond, was a notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camp. The island's few facilities comprised of several shacks, a prison hospital, and an ironworks. Prison authorities never built permanent quarters, so up to 10,000 prisoners lived in tents that could accommodate 3,000 men. The island held nearly 30,000 prisoners over the course of the war. Exposure was a leading cause of death. With little food, no blankets, lice, and disease running rampant, eyewitnesses reported between 15 and 25 deaths a day. Enlisted men looked forward to being transferred to the notorious Andersonville prison, where there were better facilities.In addition to great numbers of casualties at Gettysburg, Lee captured over 5,000 Union troops, who then needed to be marched back to their captivity in the South. Gantt's broadside details the long march he and other Union troops suffered, without adequate food and supplies, through Pennsylvania and Maryland to Staunton, Virginia. The prisoners were then transported by rail to Belle Isle, where they found even more dismal conditions. At Richmond three weeks after their capture, some 800 men who were to be paroled were separated to be exchanged at Annapolis. The account is filled with incidents of depredation and cruelty from merely petty to murderous.Condition Very good. Tanned. Professional repair to fold splits on verso; tape and mounting traces. Some paper replacement at upper right.

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

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

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        Mr. Prof. Adolph Bils. Salon der Experimentalphysik und Magie. Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l`escamotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hofkünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Dresden, Julius Ernst (1863).. Einblattdruck in rot und schwarz. Mit breitem Holzschnittrahmen zus. 6 gr. Holzschnitt-Illustrationen, die Vorführung verschiedener Tricks zeigen. Blattgr.:76 x 51 cm. Die Vorstellung fand im großen Saal des Frankfurter Hotel de l`Union (Weidenbusch) statt. - 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.

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        Auftreten der grossen arabischen Künstler-Gesellschaft Beni Zoug-Zoug aus der Wüste Sahara, bestehend aus 20 Personen.

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist (1863).. Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text, rückseitig mit blattgr. Lithographie von Morgue bei Bertaut, Paris. Blattgr.: 43 x 27 cm. Die algerischen Berber hatten kurzfristig neben Paris in vielen europäischen Großstädten Auftritte; die von ihnen in 3 Abteilungen ausgeführten akrobatischen Kunststücken (Les Tourbillons; Les Pyramides und Le Tremplin en Pierre ou Sauts mortal au dessus des Fusils et des Bayonnetes) sind teils auf der hübschen rückseitigen Lithographie dargestellt.

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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.

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        Auftreten der grossen arabischen Künstler-Gesellschaft Beni Zoug-Zoug aus der Wüste Sahara, bestehend aus 20 Personen.

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist (1863). - Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text, rückseitig mit blattgr. Lithographie von Morgue bei Bertaut, Paris. Blattgr.: 43 x 27 cm. Die algerischen Berber hatten kurzfristig neben Paris in vielen europäischen Großstädten Auftritte; die von ihnen in 3 Abteilungen ausgeführten akrobatischen Kunststücken (Les Tourbillons; Les Pyramides und Le Tremplin en Pierre ou Sauts mortal au dessus des Fusils et des Bayonnetes) sind teils auf der hübschen rückseitigen Lithographie dargestellt.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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".

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        Recueil d`estampes relatives a l`ornementation des appartements aux XVIe, XVIIe, et XVIIIe siècles. Publiées sous la Direction & avec un texte explicatif. Gravées en Fac Simile par R. Pfnor, Carresse et Riester. D`après les compositions de Du Cerceau, Lepautre, Berain, Daniel Marot, Meissonnier, La Londe, etc.

       Paris, Rapilly 1863-1871. 2 vols. 2°. VI, 98 S., 72 Taf.; XI (5) S., 73 Taf. (Zus. 145 Taf.). HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschn. Kanten schwach berieb., sonst einwandfrei.Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur (1822-1893), Architekt, Restaurator studierte an der École des Beaux Arts Paris bei Achille Leclère. war im Atelier seines Vaters tätig, das er 1853 nach dessen Tod übernahm. Er restaurierte unter anderem Schloss Vaux-le-Vicomte. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Ornamentik, Kunsthandwerk

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        Excursions

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. 12mo. 319 pages. Portrait of Thoreau on frontispiece. First edition, one of 1,558 copies printed. Protected in mylar. Original publisher's blue-green BD pebbled cloth with blind-stamped borders and center wreath. Spine lettered in gilt. Brown-coated end papers. An outstanding, unsophisticated copy. Front and rear cloth boards still have original sheen, spine not as much. Top and bottom of spine and all corners and edges are in excellent condition showing almost no wear. Interior joints are not cracked. Original book sellers label from Salem on free end paper. Previous owner's name with "Christmas 1863" noted. Very light offsetting from frontispiece through tissue guard to title page which is common for this book. Interior is as clean as the day it was printed. Book is tight, square and solid. A beautiful copy. Photos upon request. BAL 20111.

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        The First War Department Printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Bound with 400-plus 1862-1863 General Orders, including the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

      Washington 1863 - Printed Document. Emancipation Proclamation. Signed in type by Lincoln, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. General Order No. 1, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington January 2, 1863 (but based on usual practice, more likely printed ca. January 7th.). 3pp. This book of official War Department orders was bound together for Army paymaster Major N.S. Brinton. "All persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and henceforward shall be free."This edition is possibly the first, and certainly the first separate, printing of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation intended for all military commanders in the field. It is also the first widely circulated and obtainable official version of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Eberstadt: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation # 12.)Bound in a run from January 6 to December 26, 1862, General Orders No 1-216, continually paginated 1-158. Reprinted by order of the War Department, March, 1863. Prefixed by a 56 page printed index of subjects for 1862; and followed by a 26 page handwritten and probably unique index of subjects covered by Acts of Congress of 1863. And followed by:A run from January 1 to June 30, 1863, General Orders 1- 201. General Orders for 1863--with the date 1863 on the title page. (As opposed to the above reprint of 1862 orders, this 1863 run contains separately printed first editions). The 1863 orders begin with General Order #1, the final Emancipation Proclamation.With separately printed order relating only to paymasters (identified # 202 identified in pencil at top) bound in at end.The volume also includes aprinting of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation bound in on page 118. While the Jan 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation is a first edition printed within days of the issuance of the Proclamation, the Preliminary Proclamation here was printed with all the general orders the year after its initial publication.ABRAHAM LINCOLN. General Order N0. 139, US War Department, September 24, 1862. Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Signed in type by Lincoln, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. Printed Washington DC: Government Printing Office, [March] 1863. Pages 118-121."I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States. hereby proclaim and declare that . the war will be prosecuted for the object of practically restoring the constitutional relation between the United States. That it is my purpose, upon the next meeting of Congress, to again recommend the adoption of a practical measure tending pecuniary aid to the free acceptance or rejection of all Slave States, so called, the people whereof may not then be in rebellion against the United States, and which States may then have voluntarily adopted, or thereafter may voluntarily adopt, immediate or gradual abolishment of slavery within their respective limits; and that the effort to colonize persons of African descent, with their consent, upon this continent or elsewhere . will be continued . That on the first day of January, in the year. one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free ."(G.O. #139)Condition Very Good. Contemporary half morocco binding, marbled boards with spine in five compartments, gilt lettering spine inscribed to Major N. S. Brinton. Brinton was an Army Paymaster. (Eberstadt: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation #4. However, he doesn't distinguish between the first copies printed in 1862, and this, the reprint from March 1863)

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        Portfolio]: Tahiti

      Courret Hermanos, Lima, Peru 1863 - 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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        An Arabic-English Lexicon,

      London & Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate,, 1863?-93. derived from the best and the most copious Eastern sources; comprising a very large collection of words and significations omitted in the Kámoos, with supplements to its abridged and defective explanations, ample grammatical and critical comments, and examples in prose and verse … In two books: the first containing all the classical words and significations commonly known to the learned among the Arabs: the second, those that are of rare occurrence and not commonly known. 8 parts in 2 volumes, imperial quarto (320 × 255 mm). Contemporary dark blue half morocco, black pebble-grain cloth sides, spine with raised bands enclosed by double fillet rolls gilt, titles direct to second and third compartments gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. With the half-titles. Dated ownership inscription of William Montgomery Watt to initial blank of each volume in blue ink, several learned annotations in blue ink throughout the text, scholarly manuscript note laid in between pp. 2622-3 vol. II. Extremities rubbed, vol. II inner hinge split but holding, occasional spotting as usual. A very good copy. All first editions, except part four (unspecified contemporary reprint); William Montgomery Watt's copy with his ownership inscription to initial blank of each volume in blue ink, dated July 1956. Scottish historian Watt (1909-2006) "earned wide acclaim as one of Britain's foremost interpreters of Islam in the twentieth century" (ODNB). In 1956 he would have been writing Muhammad at Medina, to follow his 1953 title Muhammad at Mecca, completing his "monumental biography of the Prophet … [which] broke new ground through the sympathetic treatment of its protagonist". Watt was also an authority on Islamic philosophy and theology, especially al-Ghazali: an annotation on p. 233 refers to a variant reading of a word in "Ihya'", that is, al-Ghazali's Ihya' 'ulum al-din (Revival of the Religious Sciences). A manuscript leaf in Arabic and English laid in between pp. 2622-3, in all likelihood Watt's, supplements an entry with information from Ibn Manzur's famous dictionary, Lisan al-'Arab. Lane's Lexicon was the first of the great European dictionaries of Arabic to appear in a vernacular and the first in English (his predecessors, such as Golius and Freytag, having preferred Latin). It therefore answered a growing need of scholars and civil servants connected with the expanding British Empire who wished to study classical Arabic. Still in production at the time of Lane's death in 1876 after 34 years' dedication, it is a truly remarkable work of scholarship that has yet to be surpassed in the realms of lexicography and remains an essential tool to scholars well into the 21st century. It drew heavily on the great Arabic monolingual dictionaries, in particular Firuzabadi's al-Qamus al-Muhit. It was published in eight parts. The first five, as far as the letter 'ayn, came out between 1863 and 1874, and the last three after Lane's death in 1876. The sixth volume, which Lane had all but completed, appeared in 1877. The seventh and the eighth, from the letter qaf on, were published in 1885 and 1893, edited and supplemented by Lane's great-nephew, Stanley Lane-Poole, who pieced together Lane's notes and also provided the biography of the author prefixed to part six. These parts together make up the first book stated in the title: that containing all the classical words "known to the learned among the Arabs". The second book, dedicated to obscurities, was never published. Edward Lane (1801?-1876) became fascinated with Egypt as a young man, and made his first trip there aged 24 in 1825. Like many of his Western contemporaries drawn to the Middle East, he immersed himself fully in his adopted culture, learning Arabic, wearing local dress and mixing primarily with the local people. During this first visit, lasting three years, Lane worked largely in Cairo, making trips to explore nearby Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur, as well as twice travelling up the Nile all the way to the second cataract. Although it was not published until as recently as 2000, his self-illustrated Description of Egypt was composed on his return, and comprised essays on modern and ancient Egypt, as well as geographical studies and accounts of his own travels. A second trip to Egypt in 1833?-5 (including several months spent living in a tomb at Thebes to avoid an outbreak of the plague) resulted in the successful publication of Lane's landmark work An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians in two volumes. Back in London further projects followed, which included translating the classic Arabic work the Thousand and One Nights (1838?-41) and Selections from the Kur'an (1843).

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        General Orders of the War Department, 1863

      Good with no dust jacket. 1863. Hardcover. Bluish-black three-quarter leather over marbled paper, heavily rubbed. The spine gilt has the title, year, and the name "C. H. Irwin. Capt. & A. Q. M. " Irwin was the Assistant Quartermaster for the Army. Sticker with no visible ink left on spine and bookplate of the Essex Institute Library on the first pastedown endpaper. Marbled endpapers with first free endpaper missing. Soil on some pages. General Orders January-June 1863, with Order No. 1, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, missing. Numbered orders 2-201, with the last date of June 30th, 1863, and the names of Adjutant General L. Thomas and Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend on most. The first pages are missing, with no index, but there is a brief manuscript list of topics at the end on folded lined pages. Many court martials regarding every type of war crime are included. Other orders detail the promised bounty of $402 for soldiers willing to enlist for five years (No. 190) , 26 pages of Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field (No. 100) , the formation of a bureau for the organization of Colored Troops (No. 143) , memorial notices for notable officers, and medical criteria for discharge (No. 130). ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        EL TIBURÓN. Almanaque humorístico ilustrado.

      López Edit. Barcelona, 1863 - -1874. 32 cm. 11 núm. (Faltan el núm. 11 y 13). Ilustr. con caricaturas, en el texto. Enc. en tela, tejuelo. Puntos de óxido. * Almanac satíric publicat per Innocenci López, per tot Espanya, il lustrat per Tomàs Padró, excepte el 1870 a càrrec de J. L. Pellicer. Hi van col laborar: Robert Robert, E. Vidal i Valenciano, Francesc Camprodon, Manuel Angelon, Conrad Roure, A. Feliu i Codina i Joaquim Bartrina, Josep Roca i Roca, Guillem Forteza, Manuel del PAlacio, F. Ubach i Vinyeta i Antoni Altadill. El Tiburón va durar dotze anys (fins l'any 1874), i al número del 1868 duia una nota que anunciava que el seu tiratge era de 300.000 exemplars. Torrent i Tasis, vol. I, pág. 76. Caricatura. Humor. Historia de España siglo XIX. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Welcome: Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose

      London: Emily Faithfull, Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863 - 8vo, original blind- and gilt-decorated green cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. ? An anthology published by Emily Faithfull to celebrate the arrival in England of Princess Alexandra, who came to marry Albert, Prince of Wales. Included is original work by Harriet Martineau, Christina Rossetti, George MacDonald, Anthony Trollope, Mary Cowden Clarke, Charles Kingsley, et al. Westley's Binders ticket on the rear paste-down. Ink inscription dated June 15, 1863 on the front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed; light foxing; very good copy. Fredeman, Emily Faithfull and the Victoria Press (The Library, June 1974), 48; Sadleir 3210; Wolff 7931 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incredible War Date ALS by Jefferson Davis to the wife of Confederate naval hero John Taylor Wood, relating Wood's daring capture of Union gunboats Satellite & Reliance

      Richmond, Virginia, August 25, 1863. 4.75" x 8". "Important War Date Autograph Letter Signed, ""Jeffn. Davis,"" as President of the Confederate States of America, 1 page, 4.75"" x 8"", Richmond, August 25, 1863 to Lola MacKubin Wood (1834-1909), the wife of Confederate Navy hero, John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) describing a letter he had just received from her husband announcing the capture of the Union steamers, the U.S.S. Satellite and the U.S.S. Reliance. Typical mailing folds, left margin slightly rough, else very clean and in fine condition.Davis, writing to his nephew's wife, quotes a letter from her husband reporting on his successful nighttime raid that resulted in the capture of two Union gunboats.""I have just received a note from your husband dated Aug. 23d. on board C. S. Steamer 'Satellite.' He says 'I take great pleasure & pride in reporting to you the capture of the Yankee gunboats Satellite and Reliance, each 2 guns & 40 men with slight loss on our side. Unfortunately they are both short of coal. I am well & grateful for our success.' I hope we shall soon see him & that he will shall be able to give you a fuller account of his adventures. Love to yourself and the little ones."" The same day that Davis forwarded this letter to Wood's wife, John Taylor Wood piloted the Satellite back to the mouth of the Rappahannock and seized the schooner Golden Rod, which was laden with coal, together with two schooners that were filled with cargoes of chain and anchors. After burning the Golden Rod (its draft was too deep for the river), Taylor returned to Port Royal, Virginia with the prizes, which, with the Satellite and Reliance, were all stripped of useful parts and scuttled to prevent capture on August 28, 1863 (Dictionary of American Fighting Ships).John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) , the son of Union General Robert Wood and Anne Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1852. Initially maintaining a neutral stance following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, his sympathies headed South after the Battle of Fort Sumter. On April 21, 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Navy and retired to his Maryland farm. The farming life did not last long, however, as life was becoming too dangerous. Fearing for the safety of his family, the Woods moved south to Richmond, Virginia where his uncle, Jefferson Davis, was now presiding over the Confederate capital (Jefferson Davis' first wife, Sarah Taylor, was Wood's mother's sister).In October 1861, Taylor received a commission as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy and became an officer aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (the former U.S.S. Merrimack) and fought against the U.S.S. Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Wood commanded the rear pivot gun and fired the shot that wounded the Monitor's captain. Appointed an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, Wood was awarded the rank and pay of a colonel of cavalry, giving him simultaneous commands in both the Confederate Army and Navy, and allowing him to serve as an effective liaison between the services and the government in Richmond. In that capacity, Wood undertook an extensive survey of Confederate coastal defenses. During the summer of 1863, he led a series of successful raids against Union shipping in Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1864, Wood commanded the C.S.S. Tallahassee, a raider and blockade runner. During his tenure aboard the Tallahassee, he captured an astounding 33 Union ships during a ten-day period off the coast of New England. By April 1865, the situation looked grim for the Confederacy. Wood was with his uncle on April 2, attending St. Paul's Church in Richmond, when a telegram from Lee arrived informing the president that Petersburg would soon fall and the government must evacuate. That evening, he, Davis, and other members of the Confederate government boarded a train for Danville, Virginia. They continued their flight south, where, on May 10, 1865, near the town of Irwinsville, Georgia, Davis and Wood were both captured by Union forces. Wood soon made his escape, with his uncle's permission, by bribing one of his captors and hiding in a nearby swamp until the Federals and their prisoners left the area. Wood made his way south to Florida and met up with Major General John C. Breckinridge. Acquiring a small boat, Wood, Breckinridge, and several other men first attempted to row east to The Bahamas, but abandoned the plan and decided instead to make their way south toward Cuba. He managed to trade his boat with a crew of Union deserters for their slightly bigger sloop. They reached the north shore of Cuba on June 10. He remained in Cuba for two weeks before heading north to Canada, where his family soon joined him. Reunited, they settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and remained there for the rest of their lives. John Taylor Wood died on July 19, 1904. "

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        One Year's Soldiering, Embracing the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh and the Capture of Two Hundred Officers and Men of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, and their Confinement Six Months and a Half in Rebel Prisons

      E H Thomas, Printer, Lancaster, 1863. First Edition Hardcover. Condition: Fair+/None Scarce first edition of this Civil War history. Light brown cloth boards, blindstamped covers with gilt titling on sunned spine, 18mo. Corners bent in, with upper corners rubbed. Owner's name and date penned on ffep, and penciled again on second fep. Ffep toned from a NY newspaper article, (dated Jan 2, 1937), laid in containing a poem, 'The Captains, 1861-1865, ' written or contributed by A. C. Nielsen, (the radio engineer?). Periodic foxing throughout. Pages unmarked except for light pencil notation, one word on pg 21 and a number on pg 32, correcting the text according to the publisher's errata on the page after 219. BOOK INFO: Covering the battles and enlistment of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, of which Kiner was Chaplain, this book was first published while the war was still on. It details the soldiers' capture and detention, elucidating conditions at Camp Oglethorpe in Macon, GA, and their treatment by their Rebel captors. '.I think my fellow countrymen cannot be disinterested in the great cost of human suffering by which our liberties are now maintained..I have felt it to be my duty..to lay before the public the treatment and sufferings of our two thousand Union soldiers while in Rebel hands as prisoners of war.'-from the Introduction. Language: English. Pages: 219

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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. 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. Folding map as frontispiece to volume I, plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to volume II. 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). Casada 70; Howgego, IV, B97; Penzer, pp. 71-2.

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        FREE MILITARY SCHOOL FOR APPLICANTS FOR COMMANDS OF COLORED TROOPS, NO. 1210 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. ESTABLISHED BY SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE FOR RECRUITING COLORED REGIMENTS. JOHN H. TAGGART, LATE COLONEL 12th REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES, PRECEPTOR

      Philadelphia, 1863. Original black coated paper wrappers, printed in gold. Front wrapper detached but present. Front and rear wrappers heavily chipped. Some edge wear and a few closed foredge tears to the text, which is in otherwise very good condition. The Free Military School for Applicants for the Command of Colored Regiments opened in Philadelphia in 1863 under preceptor John H. Taggart, once a colonel of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserve. This text describes the urgent need for officers to command black troops, lists the qualifications required of the applicants, and offers hints to those interested. By the date of this pamphlet's publication, the school had received more than 1500 applications, of which 560 had been accepted. Officers accepted to the school underwent rigorous training and, once they passed, were sent into the field with a regiment of African-American soldiers. The school was formed and supported by the Philadelphia Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments, chaired by Thomas Webster, with Cadwalader Biddle as Secretary. The Committee also appealed to the local community of free African-Americans to join the ranks of the military by issuing announcements calling for them to fight for the United States, for those still enslaved, and to prove their equality as citizens. The school remained open until late 1864. OCLC locates only two copies, at the Clements Library and at Latrobe University Library in Australia, and we are able to locate another copy at the New York Public Library. Rare.

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        THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE [TWO VOLUME SET]

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

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        Beim Juwelier'.

      - Stahlstich v. Josef Axmann n. Friedrich Friedlaender gedr. b. J. Tomasich in Wien, dat. 1863, 51 x 58,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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.

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