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        Woodcut illustration captioned "Santa Claus in Camp"

      New York: Harper's Weekly, 1863. On single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY. Folio (15-3/8  x 10 in.; 390 x 254 mm). On single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY. Folio (15-3/8  x 10 in.; 390 x 254 mm). Santa Claus in Camp - 1863. "Nast was one of the Union's staunchest supporters, as reflected here.  Santa, facing Union troops, is seated beneath the Stars and Stripes and wearing a star-spangled shirt and striped pants.  He bears no relationship whatever to the Santa we know today.  This is because he is a combination of Dr. Moore's St. Nicholas and Germany's gnome-like Pelz-Nicol, as Nast remembered him from ... childhood" (Grolier/Elliott). Grolier/Elliott 58; Elliott, Inventing Christmas  pp. 40-41

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        The last printed Confederate edition of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen, printed July 2, 1863 on ornate wallpaper

      Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2, 1863. 10" x 18". "The Daily Citizen (Vicksburg, Mississippi: J. M. Swords, July 2, 1863), 10"" x 18,"" printed on wallpaper with a large brocade pattern in white and brown on a cream background. First state of the final issue of this Confederate paper before the town fell to Union forces on July 4, 1863. Moderate toning, especially at extreme margins, small loss at top right corner does not affect text, relatively clean 2 inch tear affecting lower portion of left-hand column, moderate soiling, but overall very good condition. The Union blockade of the Confederacy and Grant's long siege of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg had made paper unobtainable in Vicksburg. As early as June 16th, the enterprising Swords, publisher of Vicksburg's Daily Citizen, had resorted to printing on the blank sides of sheets of wallpaper. (He is also likely to have curtailed the print run, to conserve paper.) By July 2nd, after prolonged bombardment, the siege was manifestly nearing its inevitable end. But there is no palpable hint of this in the paper printed by Swords that day, which remains jaunty, spirited and defiantly rebel in its sympathies. An extremely rare survival, the first of two known editions of The Daily Citizen of Vicksburg printed on July 2, 1863. It was this paper (save for a few revised articles in the fourth column) that Union forces discovered on the press of J. M. Swords when they entered the final Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi on July 4, 1863. At the bottom of the second column lay printed the now famous sarcastic tidbit: ""ON DIT. -- That the great Ulysses--the Yankee Generalissimo, surnamed Grant--has expressed his intention of dining in Vicksburg on Saturday next, and celebrating the 4th of July by a grand dinner and so forth. When asked if he would invite Gen. Jo. Johnston to join he said, 'No! for fear there will be a row at the table.' Ulysses must get into the city before he dines in it. The way to cook a rabbit is 'first catch the rabbit,' etc."" When Grant's men seized the press, they added their own response in the well-known issue printed on July 4th: "" ""Two days bring about great changes. The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has 'caught the rabbit,' and he did bring his dinner with him..."" While the July 4th reprint has appeared not infrequently at auction, issues printed before the fall, which were printed in very limited numbers, are exceedingly rare. The two Confederate issues, perhaps printed only hours apart, may be distinguished as follows: Probable first issue (the present): column four continues assorted ""Yankee News"" with a long notice of ""An Immense Train of Negros"" (reported from New Orleans, June 30th), news of a devastating fire at ""The Bowman House"" (a prominent Jackson, Mississippi hotel) and a brief notice: ""A gentleman who recently passed the Federal lines says the Democratic ladies of New York have gotten up a magnificent sword, at a cost of twelve hundred dollars, intended as a present to Gen. Lee. It will be sent to Richmond by some underground railroad."" Probable second issue: column four has dropped notice of the ""Immense Train""; new text comprises a squib about the marriage of two African-American denizens of Vicksburg ""mid the din and clash of arms,"" a humorous piece on a ""venerable feline"" killed and cooked in a stew, notice of the replacement of General McClernand, sickness among the Yankee troops, and the demise of the National Intelligencer of Washington. It is this setting which remained on the press when the Union forces took over Vicksburg on July 4th."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Le Teinturier Universel Echo Des Applications Des Matieres Colorantes Aux Arts Et A L'Industrie; De la teinture et de l'appret des etoffes, de la production et de la preparation des matieres tincloriales, de l'impression et de la fabrication des papiers peints -- Tannage et coloration des cuirs

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal, 1863. First editions. Original Wraps. Original printed wrappers -- yellow, gray and green. Very good. 3 vols. 192, 192, 192 pages in text. Small folio, 30.5 x 22.5 cm. First to third years -- 72 issues in 3 volumes [April 1, 1860 - March 15, 1863]. More than 100 tipped-in or mounted color specimens of various dyes on paper, cotton, silk, metallic paper, felt, plant fibers, and more. One sample titled "Echantillod de Coton vert col de canard san indigo" (Vol. 3 #23, page 177 and described as "experience machevee" not present as in other copies and appears to have never been tipped-in (no trace of adhesive). Each issue in this set includes the first printed appearance of his lecture notes from "Cours de teinture des Gobelins." His color studies made him one of the most influential scientists in France during the early 19th century. He taught chemistry and ran the dying labs at the Manufactures Royales des Gobelins. In 1839, he published the results of his research under the title "De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs;" It was translated it into English and published in 1854 under the title The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors. His name is one of 72 inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. Some light spotting, mild edge wear, mostly unopened.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po, By a F.R.G.S

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 8vo, 2 volumes, bound in the original publisher's pebble cloth, small repair to verso of map otherwise a beautiful copy of this rare book with the original yellow endpapers. With "R. F. Burton" on the spine. On the voyage to take up his position as West African consul at Fernando Po from 1861-1863, Sir Richard Francis Burton took the opportunity to explore Madeira and Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Bathurst, Sierra Leone , Monrovia, Cape Palmas, Accra, Lagos, Bonny and Fernando Po at the Bight of Biafra. He filled his notebooks with comments on the flora, fauna, tribes, customs, agriculture, languages, topography, his tory. The author also discussed gold and gold mining, the treatment of dysentery, the tsetse fly, sharks, narcotics, slavery, cannibalism, punishments, colonial salaries, negro education and last but not least geographical exploration. The frontispiece shows "The Juju, or Sacrifice House, Grand Bonny River". Penzer 71, Henze I, 430. First Edition. Very Good.

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        Masterpieces of Industrial Art and Sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862 [Volume II]

      London: Day & Son, 1863. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Volume II of III. 12" x 17" in heavy brown leather boards with gilt rules to both boards, five raised bands and elaborate gilt decoration and titles to spine. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 100 full page colour chromolithographs. "Chromo-Lithographed by and under the direction of W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. Macculloch, from photographs supplied by the London Photographic and Stereoscopic Company, taken exclusively for this work by Stephen Thompson." Wear to boards, front hinge partially detached, one spine label detached but present, another spine label damaged. Several damp stains to pages, affecting margins and just touching the edge of several images. Each chromolithograph accompanied by protective blank page and page of descriptive text. This book weighs 18 pounds and will require extra postage charges. Volume I also available.

      [Bookseller: Lexikon Books & Maps]
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        When Johnny Comes Marching Home [Music introduced in the "Soldier's Return March" By Gilmore's Band. Words and Music by Louis Lambert]

      Henry Tolman & Co., 1863, No Binding, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (stitching to the spine mostly loose and barely holding, center sheet loosely inserted, tiny and small tears to the margins, general light soiling) bearing a Dedication "To the Army and Navy of the Union." and with a small stamp of a New Haven music store to the front cover's lower right corner and measuring approximately 14 inches X 10 3/4 inches. A SCARCE example of this popular American Civil War song expressing people's longing for the return of their relatives and friends from the War. While the cover attributes the words and music to Louis Lambert, the lyrics were authored by noted Boston Band Leader Patrick Gilmore during the War. [Gilmore enlisted, served as Bandmaster for the 22nd New York Regiment, and was known as the "Father of Military Bands."] Gilmore used a tune he did not fully author and which he described as "a musical waif which I happened to hear somebody humming in the early days of the rebellion, and taking a fancy to it, wrote it down, dressed it up, gave it a name, and rhymed it into usefulness for a special purpose suited to the times." (Several months prior to publication of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" the tune was published to a drinking song lyric known as "Johnny Fill Up the Bowl".)Gilmore is said to have written "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" for his sister whose fiancé was away at the War. The song was immensely popular, as sung in both the North and South (of America) and was popular even in England. The song was popular again during the Spanish-American War and remains widely-known even today. We have located copies at various institutional libraries but have not been able to locate any copies -- other than this one -- available for sale. A Very Good copy of the first edition, A NOTABLE PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY and, in our experience, QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Personal Narrative of Three Years' Service in China

      London, Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863.. Octavo. Pp. vi, (ii), 420. Plus wood-engraved frontispiece with facing tissue-guard; 2 full page wood-engraved plates; one full-page plan, and 6 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Plus 3 folding engraved maps, bound at end. Hardcover, beautifully bound in recent three-quarter smooth black calf extra, attractive marbled paper over boards, sides decorated with blind rolls, spine in compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, large gilt fleuron in five of six compartments, red morocco lettering-piece gilt in remainder, all edges polished smooth and dyed red. In exceptionally fine condition. An immaculate copy. ~ First edition. Authorship attributed by some to Arthur A'Court Fisher; by others to George Battye Fisher. For that matter, see British Union Catalog and OCLC 9004104.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        De Actie Wereld op Haar einde". (The end of the stock world).

      - Kupferstich aus der Folge „Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid", auf Bütten. 30,4:38,5 cm. Literatur: F. Muller, De Nederlandsche Geschiedenis en Platen. Benedeneerde Beschrijving van Nederlandsche Historieplaten. Amsterdam 1863, 3602; Stephens/George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Dept. of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 Bde. London, 1870, 1687. - Ausgezeichneter, klarer Druck mit breitem umlaufenden Rand, geglätteter vertikaler Mittelfalte, Randeinrissen, gering fleckig. Bei der Darstellung handelt es sich um eine Satire auf die holländische Finanzkrise im Jahre 1720.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Life of William Blake, ÒPictor Ignotus.Ó With Selections from his Poems and Other Writings. Illustrated from BlakeÕs own Works, in facsimile by W.J. Linton, and in photolithography; with a few of BlakeÕs Original Plates.

      - London: Macmillan, 1863. 2 vols, 8vo, [i-v], vi-xv, [1]-389; [i-v], vi-vii, [1-3] 4-268 pp. In addition to the portrait frontispiece in vol. 1, the folding frontispiece of the Canterbury Pilgrims in vol. 2, and numerous illustrations from Job and Songs, this is an extra-illustrated copy with 34 bound, tipped-in or loosely inserted engravings from The Grave, Triumphs of Temper, Aphorisms on Man, Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper, Botanical Gardens and GayÕs Fables. 19th-century full tan-colored calf rebacked (surely to accommodate the extra-illustrations), triple gilt fillet borders on covers, fleurons at corners; gilt backstrip with red-colored morocco labels; gilt turn-ins; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers -- the front flyleaf in vol. I with a chip at the upper-right corner. Occasional spotting or foxing. See below for complete list of extra material. Very good. First edition. This copy is unusual and desirable for the extra material from many of BlakeÕs most famous commercial engravings, as follows: Volume I: Originally bound in opposite pp. 1 but now detached, ÔGuillermo BlakeÕ T Phillips Pinx t, L Schiavonetti V.A. Sculpt. Frontispiece from the very rare Meditaciones Poeticas, 1826, folded three times, 8-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches; and 11 additional engravings from the same edition are bound in after the text, all folded in order of original appearance and fairly tightly cropped; and a single engraving from The Triumphs of Temper: Flaxman/ Blake, Canto I Verse 29, 1803, Cadell and Davies.Volume II: After pp. 268 we find the cropped title page from the quarto issue of The Grave, 8-6/8 x 13 inches. After the text in vol. 2, resumption of grangerized material from the1803 Triumphs of Temper continues, as follows: Canto II Verse 471; Canto III Verse 201; Canto VI Verse 294; Canto V Verse 43; and Canto IV Verse 328. The frontispiece from LavaterÕs Aphorisms on Man showing William Cowper looking up measuring 8 x 9-1/2 inches. Four engravings from Life and Posthumous Writings Cowper: A View of St Edmunds Chapel; William Cowper Author of The Task; William Cowper Carmine Nobilem; and Mrs Cowper. From the 1799 J. Johnson 8vo edition of DarwinÕs Botanic Gardens: The Fertilization of Egypt, London Dec 1st 1791, St Pauls Church Yard. 9 engravings from GayÕs Fables, Vol I, 1793: The Goat without a Beard; The Shepherd and the Philosopher; The Pin and the Needle; The Tame Stage; The Miser and Plutus; The Persian the Sun and the Cloud; The Butterfly and the Snail; The Setting Dog and the Patridge; and The Owl and the Farmer.Also of interest are the original prints (found in all copies) - three from the Virgil woodblocks and 17 from electrotypes made from the original copperplates of the Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Bentley, Blake Books, 1680A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POEMS AND LETTERS

      London: Chiswick Press, 1863. Large Paper Copy apparently limited to 100 copies thus. Fine. Large Paper Copy apparently limited to 100 copies thus. xvi, 415p. 4to. Illustrated with four mounted albumen photographs. Bound in full brown morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with triple fillet borders and large central gilt device, dentelles. Printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, including decorative initials and tailpieces. An Eton prize volumes with inserted presentation leaf as frequently found.

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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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        Will be Published, shortly. Stuart's Journal of Exploration through the Interior of Australia and Across the Continent. F.F. Bailliere, 85 Collins Street East, Publisher in Ordinary to the Victorian Government, and Publisher and Importer of British and Foreign Medical and other Scientific Books. // Landsborough's Journal of Exploring Expedition. Portraits and Coloured Maps, showing Tracks of All Explorers. Price: Coloured Copies, 6s.; Plain, 5s. At All Booksellers. A large collection of the Early Voyages to, and Travels in the Australias, on hand [recto of a contemporary advertising handbill]

      [Melbourne, Bailliere, 1863] - A handbill, 218 x 137 mm, printed on blue paper on both sides (the verso carries a general advertisement for Bailliere); apart from occasional slight creases to the edges, in fine condition. The text is centered on both sides of the leaflet, and there is no sign along any of the edges that it has been disbound or detached. A horizontal crease across the centre adds further weight to the fact that this is a separately issued handbill advertising the imminent publication of the first account of Stuart's successful sixth expedition, on which he became the first man to cross the continent from south to north and return alive (in December 1862). A rare piece of printed Australian exploration ephemera. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. (Volumes III-VII. For the Years 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862 and 1863) [Five Volumes]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1863 - From the first American appearance of a Tale of Two Cities, novels by Wilkie Collins, numerous illustrations by Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast, to the lead up to the Civil War, Lincoln's election, the first battles, the hard middle years. An invaluable record in a significant run. Bindings fair to good+, contents good+ to very good or better; boards detached on most volumes, spine missing from one, partially present on two, most contents crisp and clean, a few leaves in one or two volumes loose or worn at the edges except for the opening index of 1859 which has loss to corner of two index leaves. Textblocks and illustrations solid and clean. All plates present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio di Sua Santità Papa Pio IX nella città e Provincia di Velletri

      Tipografia di Angelo Sartori e comp., Velletri 1863 - Legatura coeva in piena tela con cornici impresse a secco ai piatti. Tagli oro. Bell esemplare. Raro. 4to formato Album (cm. 40x27), 52 pp. con un ritratto fotografico del Papa in antiporta e 6 tavv. fotografiche protette da velina f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reefs. Shewing the inner and outer routes to Torres Strait

      London: Hyrdographic office of the Admiralty, 1863. Engraved chart measuring 675 x 1010 mm., backed on linen, a few spots but fine condition. The Coral Labyrinth. Magnificent Admiralty map of the North Queensland and the Coral Sea, charting some of the most treacherous waters on earth, whose myriad reeds claimed dozens of vessels during the first half of the nineteenth-century.This map is the outcome of six decades of dedicated survey work by some of the great names in Australian maritime history. The full caption reads: 'From the surveys of Captains Blackwood, Owen Stanley, and Yule, R.N. 1842-50. The Outer Detached Reefs from Captains Flinders and Denham, Royal Navy, 1802-60.' Flinders charted sections of the reef during his circumnavigation of 1802-1803. He was later wrecked there as a passenger aboard the Porpoise en-route to England in 1803; during this disaster he provided vital assistance by navigating her cutter back to Port Jackson, an extraordinary open-boat journey of over 1000 kilometres.Much of the detail of this chart derives from the two later reef surveys. Captain Blackwood and Lieutenant Yule served aboard the Fly and Bramble from late 1842 to 1845, surveying both the Barrier Reef and southern coastline of New Guinea. Captain Owen Stanley was master of the Rattlesnake (1846-1850), one of the great scientific expeditions of the mid-nineteenth century which hosted the naturalists Thomas Henry Huxley and John MacGillivray. Phillip Parker King is surprisingly absent from the surveyors here attributed; nonetheless his role in clarifying safe passage by both the inner and outer routes is undisputed (King self-published sailing directions in 1843 which were reprinted by the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty in 1849).Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error. Accordingly, original survey charts are scarce, especially well preserved examples such as this one. The charts were procured in Adelaide, and are stamped "D. Wald Admiralty Agent Port Adelaide"; Wald is noticed in the contemporary Adelaide press as being the official agent for the Admiralty in Adelaide.

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        Masterpieces of Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition 1862 (In three volumes)

      London: Day & Son, 1863. Hardcover. VG- (Ex-library. ALL PLATES except color titles have been marked with a library blind stamp of about 1.5 x 2 inches, which overlaps the image in most cases. Minor wear and soiling to covers, most noticable on red cloth of Vol 1. In vol 1, the first few pages, including the decorative title, title, and dedication pages, have tears in the top corner margin which have been taped. some wear to bottom corner of vol 1 pages, particularly at the very beginning--these are the only pages that have wear worth mentioning, though the books have may have small flaws to page edges. Other than that, most pages are VG, with only occassional smudges in margins. plates 209, 218, 240, 262, 290 cut from volume 3 ). Bound in library buckram (Vol 1: red, Vol 2 and 3: black). All edges gilt. Beautiful decorative title pages, heightened with gilt. Each volume has the color title, its own title page, and a list of plates for the volume. 14 pp index + 296 of 300 chromolithographs, each accompanied by a letterpress page with a description in English and French commentary on verso. Oversize. Incredibly beautiful and informative set of books on decorative art and industrial design in the mid-19th century. The book features nearly 1000 objects displayed at the 1862 Great London Exposition. The production of chromolithographs was directed by W.R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. Maccullough, based on photographs by Stephen Thompson.

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        Large Original Encampment Portrait of Richard Pearson, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, Union Army, in the Civil War

      1863. NA. Very Good. Charcoal on paper. Measuring 64 by 53 cm, and with frame, 77 by 63 cm. The portrait is inscribed "taken while on duty at Gen. Pleasanton's headquarters 1863". Adding to the interest is the background of teepee tents and far off, a ship. The artwork has a folk art quality, with non-facial features and clothing rendered loosely, but one senses that the face itself bears a close resemblance to the soldier. Moderate age toning. Scattered foxing.

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        Personal Narrative of Three Years' Service in China.

      London, Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty 1863 - Octavo. Pp. vi, (ii), 420. Plus wood-engraved frontispiece with facing tissue-guard; 2 full page wood-engraved plates; one full-page plan, and 6 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Plus 3 folding engraved maps, bound at end. Hardcover, beautifully bound in recent three-quarter smooth black calf extra, attractive marbled paper over boards, sides decorated with blind rolls, spine in compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, large gilt fleuron in five of six compartments, red morocco lettering-piece gilt in remainder, all edges polished smooth and dyed red. In exceptionally fine condition. An immaculate copy. ~ First edition. Authorship attributed by some to Arthur A'Court Fisher; by others to George Battye Fisher. For that matter, see British Union Catalog and OCLC 9004104.

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        The Shadow Of Ashlydyat

      London: Richard Bentley. Good; Corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Spine heavily rubbed with loss . to head and tail. Top edge dust soiled. Foxing.. 1863. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Three volumes bound by Charles Goodall, Leeds in half calf with marbled boards, four raised bands to spine with gilt rules and titles, red speckled edges. Vol. 1 354pp. Vol. 2. 341pp. Vol. 3 324pp. SADLEIR [3360] listed as one of Sadleir's comparative scarcities. WOLFF [7292]. ; 341 pages .

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        Herculanum et Pompei: Recueil General des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques, etc., 8 Vols

      Librairie de Firmin Didot Fr res, fils et C., Paris 1863 - Very good condition, foxing throughout, most pronounced on early pages, not bad in the middle/end Rare complete set with all 8 volumes, vol 8 is on erotica [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Derby Day

      E. Gambart, London 1863 - Image Size : 515x1115 (mm), 20.25x43.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Hand Colored, Steel Engraving

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        Californien und das Goldfieber. Reisen in dem wilden Westen Nord-Amerika's, Leben und Sitten der Goldgr„ber, 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 Rckentitel (Seiten teils leicht stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 8vo. 1st ed., 2nd issue binding. Very good with slight edgewear.

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        Tales of All Countries [Second Series]

      Chapman and Hall, 1863, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, First editionA Near Fine to Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of this rather scarce short story collection, bound in 3/4 blue half-leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (tiny rubs to board and spine corners); a collection of nine short stories previously separately published in various periodicals. One of the scarcer of Trollope's titles, Tales of All Countries (Second Series) is placed by Sadleir as the first entry in his "B" section of Trollope scarcities. (Sadleir divided Trollope's works into 4 categories of scarcity, "A" being scarcest and "D" being the most common.) Sadleir states in his Trollope bibliography: "This book holds a high place in the schedule of Trollope rarities. Undoubtedly the publishers found that the First Series of Tales of All Countries did not sell as well as they expected, and, therefore, having come regretfully to the conclusion that 'Trollope's popularity was as a novelist and not as a short-story writer, they placated their important author by publishing the book on the same terms as the First Series, but - I suspect - safeguarded themselves by printing fewer copies than they were legally entitled to do." A nice copy of a scarce Trollope printed in considerably fewer numbers than were most of Trollope's works.

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        Einschreibebuch für das Welfen-Museum geführt von der Museums-Eröffnung an bis September 1866. (Hannover, 1863-1865). Titel, 81 beschriebene Seiten mit ca. 2000 Unterschriften (in schwarzer Tinte), ca. 250 weiße Blätter. 4°. Blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. (berieben).,

      1863 - 'Nach Ueberführung des Welfen Museums in das Provinzial Museum im Frühjahr 1895 nach hier eingeliefert. Wien, den 8 Mai 1895. Canzlei seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Herzogs von Cumberland, Herzogs zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg' (Untertitel).- Das 'Königliche Welfenmuseum' in Hannover wurde von König Georg V. 1861 gegründet und 1862 eröffnet. Nachdem das Königreich Hannover 1866 von Preußen annektiert worden war, wurde der Schatz Georg V. als privates Eigentum zuerkannt, woraufhin er ihn mit ins Exil nach Österreich nahm und im Wiener Museum für Kunst und Industrie der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich machte. Im Jahre 1891 erschien schließlich der erste wissenschaftliche Katalog, in dem von dem österreichischen Zisterzienser Wilhelm Anton Neumann alle verbliebenen Teile des Schatzes aufgelistet und beschrieben wurden.- Mit Unterschriften von Georg V., Mariek, Ernst August Kronprinz, Friederike Pr(inzessin) von Hannover, Mary Pr(inzessin) von Hannover, (?) von Campe geb. von Witzleben, Bertha Krupp u.v.a. aus dem Adel und aus aller Welt.- Mit 2 Wappenstempeln.- Vorderes Innengelenk gebrochen, die beschriebenen Lagen lose, weißer Außenrand teilweise leicht fingerfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Personal Narrative of Three Years' Service in China.

      London, Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863.. Octavo. Pp. vi, (ii), 420. Plus wood-engraved frontispiece with facing tissue-guard; 2 full page wood-engraved plates; one full-page plan, and 6 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Plus 3 folding engraved maps, bound at end. Hardcover, beautifully bound in recent three-quarter smooth black calf extra, attractive marbled paper over boards, sides decorated with blind rolls, spine in compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, large gilt fleuron in five of six compartments, red morocco lettering-piece gilt in remainder, all edges polished smooth and dyed red. In exceptionally fine condition. An immaculate copy. ~ First edition. Authorship attributed by some to Arthur A'Court Fisher; by others to George Battye Fisher. For that matter, see British Union Catalog and OCLC 9004104..

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        Cups and their Customs

      London: John Van Voorst, 1863: In FAIR condition. Missing backstrip, rear cover mostly detached. Gilt stamping on boards is almost completely worn away. Edge wear to boards. Pages toned with a few pencil markings in text. Hand colored frontis present, with illustration at rear of a skull mug. Book details ceremonial cups and includes recipes for making and brewing compound drinks, here called cups. In FAIR condition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes em 1601

      Lisbon: Melchiades & Co, 1863. Large octavo pamphlet, 24 pp. with an additional map sheet, an excellent partially uncut copy. Controversial study of the Dieppe maps. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's belief in the secret Portuguese mapping of various parts of the Australian coast as revealed in the Dieppe maps.The author, Richard Major, enjoyed privileged access to rare manuscript and cartographic materials as an employee of the British Museum and secretary of the Hakluyt Society. He had a fluent command of Spanish which allowed him to study and interpret first-hand archaic and difficult material beyond the grasp of his contemporaries. The theory was, unsurprisingly, popular with the Portuguese. In 1861 Major was honoured by Pedro V of Portugal and made a knight of the Tower and the Sword.Although many of Major's beliefs are now not widely held (and his interpretation of the Dieppe maps has been vigorously challenged), his publications reinvigorated interest in the early voyages and stimulated debate upon in the maritime discovery of Australia before Cook.This is one of two Lisbon printings of the same year, (the other being published by the Typographia da Academia, see Ferguson 12000). Some confusion has arisen over the alternate title printed on the wrappers of this edition that reads Prioridade do Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes. Ferguson record the Dixson library copy, another has since been acquired by the National Library.

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        Des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses

      H. Vrayet de Surcy, Paris 1863 - Six volumes, grand in-8, demi-reliure en cuir rouge, dos orné à cinq nerfs. Le volume 3 souffre d'une mouillure importante en début d'ouvrage , le volume 5 présenture une mouillure claire en coin sur une centaine de pages (détails et photos sur demande). Les reliures sont en très bon état. 5800g.

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        Journal of The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and sons. 1863., 1863. First edition. Octavo, pp. xxxi, 658. Contemporary Navy full calf, with raised bands, red leather title square, and gilt decorated compartments to spine. Blind stamped decoration and double gilt borders to front and back boards. Red marbled endpapers and edges. Numerous illustrations, one tipped in map and one folding map to rear. Smart bookplate to front flyleaf. Some spotting to prelims and to frontispiece tissue guard, otherwise bright inside. Dustiness to edges and staining to tail edge. The covers show light rubbing and some bumping to extremities.

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        Mit Emin Pascha ins Herz von Afrika. Ein Reisebericht mit Beiträgen von Dr. Emin Pascha, in seinem Auftrage geschildert. Im amtlichen Auftrage der Kolonial- Abteilung des auswärtigen Amtes herausgegeben. 2 Tle in 1 Band. Berlin, D. Reimer 1894. 4°. 2 Bll., XXI, 1 Bl., 901 S., mit 2 (mehrf. gef.) farb. Karten von Dr. R. Kiepert und E. Stuhlmann (lose in hint. Deckellasche), 2 Porträts und 32 Vollbildern ( 5 Heliogravüren, 17 Lichtdrucken, 1 Buntlichtdruck, 11 Autotypien) sowie 275 Textbildungen ( Autotypie und Phototypie ) nach Photographien u. Skizzen des Verfassers, illustr. OLwd.

      . . Henze II, 169.- Deutsch-Ost-Afrika, Band 1.- Erste Ausgabe.- Stuhlmann (1863-1928) ging 1888 mit Unterstützung der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften zu zoologischen Studien nach Ostafrika. "1890 trat er im Zuge des Araberaufstands den deutschen Schutztruppen bei. Im April schloss er sich Emin Pascha an und begleitete ihn als Naturforscher zum Victoria-See, im Februar 1891 weiter zum Albert-Edward-See." (Henze).- Mit einer "Übersichtskarte der Expedition des Dr. Emin Pascha 1890-1892" sowie einer gr. ethnographischen Karte "der Völker des äquatorialen Ost-Afrika".- Ebd. etw. berieben u. fleckig, Rückengelenke tls. etw. aufgeplatz , oberes Kapital eingerisssen, vord. Innengelenk verstärkt, innen gutes sauberes Exemplar.

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        Actos lejislativos de la Convención Nacional instalada en Rionegro el 4 de febrero de 1863

      Bogot?: Impr. de la Naci?n Bogotá: Impr. de la Nación 8vo. [1] f., 86 pp., vii pp.. [1863] The period 1840?-80 in Colombian political history was characterized by swings between ascensions of the Liberals and of the Conservatives, the Liberals ruling without serious challenge in the last two decades of that period. This publication contains the Constitution of 1863 as ratified by the Ríonegro Convention as well as most of the other legislation that the Convention adopted. The constitution incorporated many anti-clerical measures, including separation of Church and state; full freedom of worship, even for non-Catholics; suppression of religious orders; prohibition of corporate ownership of real property (which amounted to prohibition of Church ownership of property); and governmental supervision of worship. The document also thoroughly decentralized power and made each state a virtual law unto itself. In an attempt to curb the power of Gen. Mosquera, the presidency was made an office of two-year duration, and immediate re-election or succession was barred. Important and rare: NUC Pre-1956 fails to locate any copies and WorldCat finds only two copies. Removed from a volume of pamphlets and now in later wrappers. Ownership mark eradicated from title-page. => A very good copy of a rare item.

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        Actos lejislativos de la Convención Nacional instalada en Rionegro el 4 de febrero de 1863

      Bogotá: Impr. de la Nación 8vo. [1] f., 86 pp., vii pp.. [1863] The period 1840–80 in Colombian political history was characterized by swings between ascensions of the Liberals and of the Conservatives, the Liberals ruling without serious challenge in the last two decades of that period. This publication contains the Constitution of 1863 as ratified by the Ríonegro Convention as well as most of the other legislation that the Convention adopted. The constitution incorporated many anti-clerical measures, including separation of Church and state; full freedom of worship, even for non-Catholics; suppression of religious orders; prohibition of corporate ownership of real property (which amounted to prohibition of Church ownership of property); and governmental supervision of worship. The document also thoroughly decentralized power and made each state a virtual law unto itself. In an attempt to curb the power of Gen. Mosquera, the presidency was made an office of two-year duration, and immediate re-election or succession was barred. Important and rare: NUC Pre-1956 fails to locate any copies and WorldCat finds only two copies. Removed from a volume of pamphlets and now in later wrappers. Ownership mark eradicated from title-page. => A very good copy of a rare item.

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        Hong Kong

      Hong Kong: , [c.1863]. Oil on canvas (370 × 260 mm). In later gilt carved wood frame. Inscribed "Hong Kong" lower left. Very good. Fine atmospheric oil of a narrow stepped street in Hong Kong, a version of which was published as plate 116 of the grand portfolio depicting his world travels. Eduard Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1817, he studied with the marine artist Wilhelm Krause, and with Eugene Isabey in Paris, winning three medals at the Paris salon in 1843. On his return to Berlin, his talent as a landscape painter attracted the attention of Alexander von Humboldt, who recommended him to the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm IV. As a result he was made Painter to the Royal Court, and was supported in his subsequent extensive, and expensive, travels. Between 1844 and 1851 he travelled throughout the Americas, Europe and the Levant and in 1862-4 his Reise um die Erde (Journey round the World) took him from Trieste through Suez to India, and on to China, Japan, the Pacific and back via California and Central America.

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        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED REGARDING TESTIMONY IN THE MURDER CASE OF RICHARD E. WATERHOUSE OF SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS]

      [San Augustine, Tx. ca. 1863].. [4]pp. Folio sheets. Three horizontal folds, some soiling and staining. Very good. A detailed, closely-written report concerning the testimony of three suspects in the murder of Richard E. Waterhouse in San Augustine, Tx. in 1863. Waterhouse, a Seminole War and Mexican-American War veteran who ascended to the rank of colonel in Tennessee before moving his family to East Texas in 1849, where he opened a general store and speculated in real estate. In 1859, Waterhouse was elected to the Texas State Legislature as the representative from San Augustine County. He was among the wealthier citizens of the town, a fact that seemed to be widely known, and ultimately fatal to the colonel. On the night of Dec. 31, 1863, his store was robbed and Waterhouse was murdered after sustaining a sharp blow to the head from a "hand axe or hatchet." This document is a detailed summation of the events surrounding the robbery and murder of Col. Waterhouse, naming the suspects, Malvin Houston, H.M. Kinsey, and William M. Everett, and consisting of testimony given by the men, as well as Everett's wife, who was implicated in the crime alongside her husband. It was written by an R.F. Slaughter, presumably an official with the Committee of Safety for San Augustine County, before whom the suspects appeared and gave statements which appear in summary form here. The suspects' testimony includes motives for the killing, namely that Waterhouse was thought to have as much as $100,000 in cash in his store. Kinsey is reported to have said that Waterhouse earned the money "by extortion, & swindling the community." Ultimately, the thieves got away with about $15,000, which they divided amongst themselves before being apprehended. Of course, the responsibility for the murder of Waterhouse is unclear from the testimony, as Everett blames Houston, then Houston blames Everett, a classic example of honor among thieves. As far as the public record is concerned, the murder of Waterhouse remains unsolved, though in the closing line of this document, it is written that the Committee of Safety "discharged Kinsey by a very close vote!" The question remains whether Houston or Everett was responsible for the murder of Col. Waterhouse, or if it was in fact Kinsey, as both Houston and Everett initially testified. A fascinating legal document from an ultimately unsolved East Texas murder case. George Louis Crocket, TWO CENTURIES IN EAST TEXAS (Dallas: Southwest Press, 1932).

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        Die Schmetterlinge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, systematisch bearbeitet. Erste Abtheilung (Grossschmetterlinge). + Zweite Abteilung, (Kleinschmetterlinge) Band 1, Heft 1 und Heft 2 und Band 2, Heft 1 (so komplett) . Nebst analytischen Tabellen zum Bestimmen der Schmetterlinge (bei Band 1: Mit in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten zur Erläuterung der Terminologie)

      Braunschweig C. A. Schwetschke & Sohn (M. Bruhn) 1863,. 0 S., 8°, OHLn.Band 1: OHldr. XXIII + 848 + 1 Blatt Berichtigungen + 118 Seiten. Band 2: 3 Hefte in einem Band: Zweite Abtheilung, Bd.1 Heft 1: Die Wickler, 248 + 39 Seiten, 1863. Zweite Abtheilung, Bd. 1, Heft 2: Die Zünsler, IV + 214 + 27 Seiten, 1865. Zweite Abtheilung, Band 2, Heft 1: Die Motten und Federmotten. 388 Seiten, 1870. Achtung: Unterschiedlich gebunden: Band 1: 14 x 21,5 cm, Lederrücken und goldgeprägte Verzierung und Beschriftung am Rücken, Lederecken. Kleiner Stempel am Titelblatt. Band 2: 16 x 23 cm, Leinenrücken mit verblassten Rückenschild. Saubere und gute Ausgabe des kompletten Werkes.

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        Landschaft mit Burg Hohenzollern.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten datiert „18. Juli 1863", am Oberrand links bezeichnet „Hohenzollern". 15,3:20,3 cm. In den Rändern minimal fleckig; verso am oberen Rand Reste alter Verklebung. Aus einem Skizzenbuch. Julius Steinkopf erhielt seine erste Ausbildung bei seinem Vater Gottlob Friedrich Steinkopf (1778-1860). Von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 hielt er sich in Rom auf. Später war er Zeichenlehrer in Calw. In Stuttgarter Privatbesitz befinden sich Gouachen mit Ansichten von Esslingen und Bad Boll (1834/1835). Die Graphische Sammlung in Stuttgart besitzt Skizzenbücher des Künstlers von 1842, 1843 und 1844 mit Landschaften aus dem Bergland um Olevano, von Orvieto und Assisi sowie Skizzenbuchblätter aus Mittelitalien und Süditalien (vgl. Best. Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1976, Inv. GVL 34, 372 und 373).

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