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        Opuscules de Gabriel Peignot extraits de divers journaux revues recueils EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: J. Techener, 1863. Fine. J. Techener, Paris 1863, 14x23,5cm, relié. - Original collective edition printed 200 copies on laid, with one draw 2 colored paper. Bound in red morocco half Russian, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and with traces of rubbing, volume number golden headdresses rubbed a tiny worm on a working joint, flat cardboard embossed corners bumped, guards and contreplats paper the tank, contemporary binding. Our copy is enriched 6 autograph letters of the author, connected in-fine, two booksellers Besançon whom he intends to sell copies from the library, then buy additional copies at these booksellers. The letter of response of a bookseller connected with others on joint. Illustrated book of portrait etching by E. Hédouin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective imprimée à 200 ex sur vergé, seul tirage avec 2 papiers de couleurs. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge de Russie, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et comportant des traces de frottements, tomaison dorée, coiffes frottées, un minuscule travail de ver sur un mors, plats de cartonnage gaufré, coins émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Notre exemplaire est enrichi de 6 lettres autographes de l'auteur, reliées in-fine, à deux libraires de Besançon à qui il entend vendre des exemplaires provenant de sa bibliothèque pour, ensuite, acheter d'autres exemplaires chez ces mêmes libraires. L'on joint une lettre de réponse d'un libraire reliée avec les autres. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait en eau-forte par E. Hédouin.

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        Autograph letter signed (in the text).

      Gads Hill Place, 24. I. 1863.. 8vo. ½ p.. "Mr. Charles Dickens presents his compliments to Miss K. Hitchcock and regrets to inform her that his Vita [?] for the Royal Hospital for Incurable has been long engaged". - On headed paper.

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

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

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        The Story of the Life of John Anderson, the Fugitive Slave

      London: William Tweedie, 1863. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis (portrait), xv, 182p. plus (2)p. advertisements. Maroon cloth. 19cm. Cover cloth partially split along front joint. Light soiling and other wear. Anderson escaped from slavery in Missouri, after killing a slaveholder who tried to recapture him, made his way to Canada and then Great Britain. The book ends with Anderson leaving to settle in Liberia. Apparently nothing is known of what happened to him there. Twelvetrees, an English abolitionist, is listed as the editor but could perhaps have been listed as the author of Anderson's narrative.

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

      IMPORTANT & CLASSIC WORK ON THE FLORA, PEOPLE & LAND London 1863, - Smith & Elder. Green cloth, very good, crisp, 2vol. set, 400 + 420p., 5 appendices, 3 folding maps, 16 handtinted lithographic plates, clean bright copy, bookplatesremoved from inside endpapers, no loss. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        OKAMI GOYO TASHI GUBU GO YAKUNIN: THE IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD ENTOURAGE ACCOMPANIED BY THE OFFICIALS ON THE WAY TO KYOTO.

      A STUNNING AND VERY LONG PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE PROCESSION [N.p. 1863, - n.p.]. A large b.w. woodblock printed broadside,1 meter 48.5 x 45 cm., consists of 5 larger than Oban sheetside by side, very nice condition, with minor folds, a smallpiece missing in the margin,hand printed on hand-made paper. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Delta Kappa Epsilon [binding heading]

      [New Haven, Ct 1863 - 16 engraved portraits with facsimile signatures by A.H. Ritchie and 5 albumen print photographs of the members of DKE at Yale. 4to. Album of engraved and photographic portraits of the 1863 members of DKE. The fraternity was founded at Yale in 1844. Contemporary quarter morocco and cloth, with label "Delta Kappa Epsilon." Binding worn, some foxing to portraits 16 engraved portraits with facsimile signatures by A.H. Ritchie and 5 albumen print photographs of the members of DKE at Yale. 4to

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        Dominique EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1863. Fine. Hachette & Cie, Paris 1863, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - first edition. Binding half morocco navy blue, back with five nerves decorated with the golden initials of great bibliophile Roger Cormenin repeated five times, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, slightly later bookbinding . Provenance: the library Cormenin Roger, son of Louis de Cormenin who was the confidant and secretary of Théophile Gautier and also a close friend of Gustave Flaubert. Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs orné du paraphe doré du grand bibliophile Roger de Cormenin répété cinq fois,date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, reliure légèrement postérieure. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Roger de Cormenin, fils de Louis de Cormenin qui fut le confident et le secrétaire de Théophile Gautier et également l'ami intime de Gustave Flaubert. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        Monographie du Palais de Fontainebleau, 3 vols.; Dessinee et Gravee par Rodolphe Pfnor, Accompagnee d'un Texte Historique et Descriptif par M. Champollion-Figeac; Chateaux de la Renaissance; Architecture & Decoration des Epoques Louis XIV, Louis XV & Louis XVI au Palais de Fontainebleau

      Paris: A. Morel et Cie / Ch. Claesen. 1863-85. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Three volumes. First editions--1863, 1863, and 1885. Folios, bound in heavy library buckram, heavily illustrated (including some in color and some double-page), Good ex-library set with typical treatments (bookplates, pockets, labels and bar-code stickers on spines or covers, etc.), wear to some pages including creasing or loss to the edges of some of the pages, age-toning and soiling to some pages, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers including fraying and loss. Text in French. These three volumes are large and heavy and will require an additional shipping charge.

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        Just months before he marched his 70th Indiana Infantry to join General William T Sherman's Atlanta campaign, 30-year-old Colonel and future President Benjamin Harrison certifies the "Strength" of his troops

      Nashville, Tennessee, November 7, 1863. 15.25" x 9.75". "Civil War-dated Manuscript Document Signed ""Benja Harrison / Col Comdg 70th Ind. Vol. Infty,"" 1p, 15.25"" x 9.75"". Nashville, Tennessee, November 7, 1863. Countersigned ""James L. Mitchell"" as Adjutant. Folds expertly mended on verso. Fine condition.Headed ""Report of the Strength present and absent, of the 70th Inda Vol Inf. Wards Brigade, A of C."" Five ruled columns headed ""Present for Duty,"" ""Other Men Present,"" ""Total Present,"" ""Absent,"" and ""Present and Absent."" Each column is subheaded ""Commissioned Officers"" and ""Enlisted Men"" with an ""Aggregate"" total of 764 men. Titled on verso in filing portion ""70. / Report of Regiment / Strength / Novr 7th 1863.""Adjutant of the 70th Indiana James L. Mitchell (1834-1894) served as a Major on the staff of Gen. Lovell Rousseau in early 1865 and as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1873-1875.On August 12, 1862, the 70th Indiana was mustered in with 28-year-old Benjamin Harrison, grandson of the 9th U.S. President and War of 1812 hero William H. Harrison, as Colonel. On November 10, 1862, the 70th moved with Ward's Brigade, Dumont's division, 14th Army Corps, to Scottsville, Kentucky, then to Gallatin, Tennessee. From December 10, 1862 until February 9, 1863, they were posted along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad from Gallatin to Nashville to defend the road and bridges. The 70th was on picket duty at Gallatin until June. On August 19, 1863, it moved to Nashville and, while there, was engaged in guarding trains to Stevenson, Chattanooga and other points.The 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was attached to Ward's Brigade, Post and District of Nashville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland from October 1863 to January 1864. On February 24, 1864, the 70th left Nashville and marched with it's division to Wauhatchie, Tennessee, in Lookout Valley. From Wauhatchie, it marched on May 2nd and joined General William T. Sherman's Atlanta campaign during which the regiment saw action at Resaca, Cassville, New Hope Church, Lost Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, and the Siege of Atlanta. On January 23, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln nominated to be Brevet Brigadier General ""Colonel Benjamin Harrison, of the Seventieth Indiana Volunteers, for ability and manifest energy and gallantry in command of brigade, to date from January 22, 1865."" The Senate consented to the nomination on February 14, 1865."

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

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

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Furne & Cie, 1863. Fine. Furne & Cie, Paris 1863, 15x23,5cm, 6 volumes reliés. - New edition collated on the original texts with variants. Binders blue half morocco with corners, back slightly past five nerves decorated with black lines, golden dates tails, marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and to the tank, the time bindings signed Allo. Text preceded by the story of the life and works of Molière by J. Taschereau. Book, illustrated frontispiece of the first volume of an engraved portrait of Molière. Lovely group established in a charming contemporary binding signed Allo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition collationnée sur les textes originaux avec les variantes. Reliures en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos très légèrement passés à cinq nerfs ornés de filets noirs, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque signées de Allo. Texte précédé de l'histoire de la vie et des ouvrages de Molière par J. Taschereau. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice du premier volume d'un portrait gravé de Molière. Agréable ensemble établi dans une charmante reliure de l'époque signée de Allo.

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

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

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

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

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        Collection of Twelve Books

      - Offered here is a scarce collection of twelve books illustrated (and written) by the renown American writer and illustrator Oliver Herford (1863-1935) whose wit and witticisms in both word and illustratiion have made him a favorite for collectors. This collection was put together by one such enthusiast and contains some inscribed books, a sketch presentation, an autograph letter laid-in, scarce wrappers and some uncommon titles. The condition, unless noted, is very good or better and very fine copies are also noted in the following descriptions in alphabetical order by title: Altogether New Cynic’s calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1907. San Francisco, Paul Elder and Co., The Tomoye Press, 1906. 12mo. ScarceBashful Earthquake. New York, Charles Scribner’s, 1898. Superb and famous pictorial cover. Early Herford title. Cupid’s Almanac and Guid to Hearticulture. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, 1908. Third impression. With two page autograph letter laid-in, to Mrs. Ethelbert Nevin, wife of the composer and pianist.Cupid’s Cyclopedia. New York, Charles Scribner’s. 1910. 12mo. Original pictorial wrapper. Book and wrapper are very fine.Deb’s Dictionary. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1931. Fine copy in scarce very good pictorial wrapper. An uncommon and popular title.Excuse It Please. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co. 1929. Presented by Herford to the owner, H.L. Brown with lavish inscription on front free fly with colored sketch by Herford. With two page autograph letter from Herford to Brown in original envelope. In original and scarce color pictorial wrapper. A scarce title.Fairy Godmother-in-law. New York, Charles Scribner’s, 1905. Pictorial cover. Spine poor, remainder of book without flaws.Giddy Globe. New York, George H. Doran, 1919. In original color pictorial wrapper.Laughing Willow, Verse and Pictures. New York, George H. Doran, 1918. Pictorial paper covered boards. In original color dust wrapper. Book fine, wrapper very good. Overheard in a Garden, et cetera. New York, Charles Scribner’s, 1900. Superb color pictorial paper covered boards. Quite scarce and gorgeous cover design.Scrambled Eggs. Cincinnati, Stewart & Kidd, 1920. Pictorial covers. Fine.Sea Legs. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co. 1931. Presentation Inscription by Herford on half-title. One of Herford’s most enduring works, with famous cover design. Superb copy.

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

      Charleston: Evans and Cogswell, 1863.. 164pp. plus sixty-one plates on thirty-one leaves bound after the text. Modern three-quarter calf and paper boards, gilt. Minor shelf wear. Two 20th century bookplates on front pastedown. Text somewhat tanned, else very good. First, and only, edition of this Confederate imprint, a compilation of artillery tactics. Richard Snowden Andrews was a native of Baltimore, an architect, and a battalion artillery commander under Charles Winder, and subsequently under Stonewall Jackson after Winder was killed in action at the Battle of Cedar Run. Andrews was also severely injured at the battle, almost disemboweled after a Union shell exploded close to him, resulting in an eight month convalescence to recover from his injuries, after which Andrews was fitted with a silver plate over his wound. Andrews organized the present work during his recovery period, and dedicated the book to Stonewall Jackson, who had complimented him on his "gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Cedar Run." This copy has an especially interesting provenance, having been given by Col. Howard Haywood, a Confederate colonel and surgeon, to Col. Carle A. Woodruff, a career soldier in the United States Army who rose to the rank of brigadier general. Woodruff received the Medal of Honor while serving as an artillery officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. On a slip bound at front, Haywood inscribes the book for "Col. Carle A. Woodruff U.S. Army from Howard Haywood of Raleigh, N.C." There is also an interesting notation by Woodruff on the verso of the dedication page, reading "At the date of this preface there were 8 Batteries of Horse Artillery in the Army of the Potomac, 7 being Regular batteries and 1 Volunteer. After the battle of Gettysburg 4 more regular batteries were made Horse Artillery. Carle A. Woodruff Bvt. Lieut Col. U.S.A." The sixty-one plates at the back illustrate the maneuvering, sponging, loading, ramming, and pointing of cannon, plus eight pages of bugle signals. Andrews writes in the Preface regarding the printing of the plates: "It would have been better to have had wood-cut rather than lithographic illustrations, as the cuts would then have been on the same page with the explanations of the various maneuvers. The blockade renders this at this time impossible." A rare work, with only two copies listed in OCLC, both in the British Library. The bookplates on the front pastedown indicate that the book once resided in two important collections, first in the collection of renowned firearms collector Ray Riling and then in "The Military Library of Richard Allan Johnson." It is also a unique copy, with a fascinating association, at one time gifted from a Confederate colonel to a Union artillery officer. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4721. CRANDALL 2392. BAXTER & DEARBORN, p.80. MIDLAND NOTES 17:58. GOODSPEED 590:38.

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        Le héraut d'armes Revue illustrée de la noblesse Collection complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Victor Bouton, 1863. Fine. Victor Bouton, Paris 1863-1877, 18,5x28cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Binders black half shagreen, back with five golden jewels adorned nerves, minute traces of friction on the upper shrouds, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate glued to the backs of nobility first boards binding . Illustrated books of reproductions of faces in-text. Few minor foxing. Rare complete collection of this review dealing with heraldry. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, infimes traces de frottements sur les coiffes supérieures, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris nobiliaires encollés aux versos des premiers plats de reliure. Ouvrages illustrés de reproductions de blasons in-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare collection complète de cette revue traitant d'héraldique.

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        My Miscellanies

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., Ludgate Hill, 1863. First edition. vi, [ii], 291, [1], 16 (catalogue dated November 1863); [iv], 300, 16 (catalogue dated November 1863) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Near fine. First edition. vi, [ii], 291, [1], 16 (catalogue dated November 1863); [iv], 300, 16 (catalogue dated November 1863) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. A collection of sketches originally published in Household Words and All the Year Round. Parrish & Miller, pp. 51-3; Sadleir 599; Wolff 1369

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        Ulysses S. Grant

      Memphis, Tennessee, October 14, 1863. 7.75" x 9.75". "Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh while leading his regiment, Irish-born Col. Peter J. Sullivan is commissioned by General Ulysses S. Grant - Grant later recommended Sullivan to be Brigadier General.Civil War-date Autograph Letter Signed ""U.S. Grant / Maj. Gen.,"" 1p, 7.75"" x 9.75"", tipped at left edge to lightweight cardstock. Head Quarters, Department of the Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, October 14, 1863. Fine condition.In full, ""Head Quarters, Dept of the Tn. Memphis Ten. Oct. 14th 1863, Col. P.J. Sullivan, late of the 48th Ohio Vols. is hereby authorized to remain within this Department and to practice his profession or engage in any business consistent with existing orders. This is to recommend Col. Sullivan to the Dist. & Port commanders for such facilities as are allowed to loyal men. U.S. Grant, Maj. Gen.""Born in Cork, Ireland, Peter John Sullivan (1821-1883) immigrated to Philadelphia with his parents. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to Cincinnati and became a lawyer. At outbreak of the Civil War, Peter J. Sullivan raised four regiments and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 48th Ohio Volunteers. Within two months, in January 1862, he was Colonel of the regiment. He led his regiment in the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862), during which he had his left arm shattered by a musket-ball. Wounded three times in battle, he had four horses shot out from under him. Because of these wounds, he was never able to take active command again, nor did he ever completely recover his health. He served for a time as post commander at Memphis, Tennessee, while it was occupied by Union troops and then served as a Judge on a Military Court of Claims. On August 7, 1863, Sullivan resigned from the Army to practice law.On November 20, 1866, Sullivan wrote from Cincinnati to Major General John A. Rawlins, Grant's Chief of Staff and confidant, ""I respectfully ask to be promoted to the rank and pay of Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers for meritorious conduct, on both days of the battle of Shiloh: to date from April the 6th 1862..."" Sullivan detailed his services. Three days later, on November 23, 1866, Gen. Grant endorsed Sullivan's letter: ""Respectfully forwarded to the Secretary of War. Col. Sullivan was a gallant officer, and I recommend that he be brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers."" On December 11, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Sullivan for appointment as of March 13, 1865, and it was confirmed by the Senate on February 6, 1867.A month later, on March 19, 1867, President Johnson appointed Sullivan as U.S. Minister Resident in Colombia. Sullivan presented his credentials in Bogota on July 25, 1867 and served until June 26, 1869, when he resigned because of ill health."

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        The Gettysburg Address, with Full Centerfold Illustrations of the Battlefield and Lincoln's Dedication Ceremony

      New York 1863 - Newspaper, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, New York, December 5, 1863. 16 pp., complete. "and that Government of the people, for the people, and for all people, shall not perish from earth."As printing technology advanced through the middle decades of the nineteenth century, illustrated newspapers grew in popularity even though their engravings added a few weeks to press time. Leslie's printing-from December 5-includes an article containing the full text of Lincoln's timeless speech (page 11). Illustrations include a centerfold spread with the formal dedication ceremony prominently placed, and smaller views of Union and rebel graves, defensive works, Meade's headquarters, and a view of the town (centerfold). A large illustration of "The War in Tennessee-Lookout Mountain and Its Vicinity" appears on the front page.There is no definitive text that captures exactly how Lincoln spoke that day, though the AP reporter's text is most familiar. Leslie's printing, following the Philadelphia Enquirer version, contains variations, most notably in the final two sentences regarding the nation's unfinished work and closing phrase of "Government of the people, for the people, and for all people" rather than "of the people, by the people, and for the people." Excerpt"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this Continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing the question whether this nation, or any nation, so conceived, so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on the great battle-field of that war. We are met to dedicate it, on a portion of the field set apart as the final restingplace of those who gave their lives for the nation's life; but the nation must live, and it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground in reality. The number of men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor attempts to add to its consecration. The world will little know and nothing remember of what we see here, but we cannot forget what these brave men did here. We own this offering to our dead. We imbibe increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion; we here might resolve that they shall not have died in vain; that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that Government of the people, for the people, and for all people, shall not perish from earth."Historical BackgroundThough November 20th imprints are the most valuable newspaper publications of the Gettysburg Address, none are as lavish as this issue of Leslie's, and none show the cemetery or provide images of the ceremony. It is also interesting to note that the leading illustrated newspaper, Harper's Weekly, did not publish the Address or illustrate the ceremony. This Leslie's issue, published in far smaller quantities than Harper's, is quite scarce.Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper was founded in 1852 and published until 1922. Originally established by Illustrated London News owner Frank Leslie (1821-1880), the weekly continued under the guidance of his widow, suffragette Miriam Florence Leslie, from 1880 until 1902, when she sold the highly recognizable brand. Specializing in patriotic topics and heavily reporting war efforts from the Civil War to World War I, the newspaper also covered Arctic exploration, the Klondike Gold Rush, strikes, and sporting events. Civil War reporting and illustration was among the paper's most successful ventures.Historical BackgroundLincoln's speech, delivered at Gettysburg National Cemetery on November 19, 1863, has endured as a supreme distillation of American values. Over the past 150 years, it has become a compelling testament to the sacrifices required to achieve freedom for all Americans. Lincoln m. (See website for full description)

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        Galerie complète des tableaux des peintres les plus célèbres : Raphaël - O EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie, 1863. Fine. Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie, Paris 1863, 24,5x32,5cm, 3 volumes brochés. - First Edition. Illustrated book of 355 engraved plates reproducing the works of Raphael. spine imaged with gaps, tears and marginal gaps on the boards, some small interior foxing. Rare together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Ouvrage illustré de 355 planches gravées reproduisant les oeuvres de Raphaël. Dos insolés comportant des manques, déchirures et manques marginaux sur les plats, quelques petites rousseurs intérieures. Rare ensemble.

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

      Stuttgart: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Druckerei, 2. Auflage 1863. Sauberes Exemplar mit nur geringen Gebrauchs-/Altersspuren. [Ganzleineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 551 Seiten. 678 Gramm. 22x15cm.] Fachgerechter Paketversand über unseren Logistikpartner Hermes!.

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        The Horses of the Sahara, and the Manners of the Desert

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co.,, 1863. With commentaries by the Emir Abd-El-Kader. Translated from the French by James Hutton. Octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine, large pictorial gilt block on front cover, brown endpapers. Internal hinges neatly strengthened, spine a little rolled. A very good copy. First edition in English of this scarce classic work on Arab equitation, first published Paris, 1851; it is particularly uncommon in the original cloth. Eugène Daumas (1803-1871) served for some 15 years in Algeria, he was made head of the North Africa, Bureaux Arabes; became a personal friend of Abd-el-Kader, the emir of Mascara, and was widely recognised as the French Army's leading expert on Arab culture. When he returned to France in 1850 he was made director of Algerian affairs in the Ministry of War.

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        Manuscript Texas Slave Document.

      Marion County, Texas: 1863. I folio sheet (12 1/4" x 8"), docketed on reverse with names of the parties involved. Creases from original folds, small hole, not affecting text, slight aging and edgewear; otherwise near fine. Unusual slave document from Texas that has a young African American woman petitioning to become a slave. The documents indicates that Mary Ellen Frazier," who is a free person of African decent", and is fourteen years old, requests to become the owned by one Jefferson S. Nash, "a person of good respect." The document is signed her x, and is also signed by A.S. Rodgers clerk on the reverse. Why this young woman would choose to become a slave is unknown, but information from another separate document indicates that a Charlotte Frazier chooses the same Jefferson S. Nash to be the master and owner of her and her six children who are below the age of fourteen. This person is probably the mother of Mary Ellen. This document is only that of the Mary Ellen Frazier petition.

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        Markranstädt, Leipzig, Oschatz, Grossenhain, Camenz, Milkel, Pegau, Borna, Döbeln, Dresden, Bischofswerda, Ostritz, Langen-Bernsdorf, Glauchau, Chemnitz, Dippoldiswalda, Königstein, Zittau, Hirschfelde, Elsterberg, Zwickau, Annaberg, Sayda, Oelsnitz,

      Dresden., Johann-Georgenstadt, Wiesenthal, Surplus Schönberg 1863 - 1 Titel u. 28 Karten , aufgezogen in 6 Segmenten, 39 x 32 cm, in 2 Kartons, Grenzcoloration, Blindstempel des topogr. Bureaus, vereinz. kl. Flecken, vollständige sehr gut erhaltene Gesamtkarten . Sprache: de

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        Official Civil War Manuscript Histories of Two Companies within the 1st New York Infantry - 1861 to 1863

      Camp at Potomac Creek near Falmouth, Virginia, 1863. Loose Leaf Reports. Very Good. Ten legal-size legible pages record the history of two companies from the 1st New York Infantry during the Civil War. Some minor soiling and edge wear. These official histories were written in April, 1863 as the regiment prepared to be mustered out of Federal service in late May. Both are detailed chronologies of the regiment's service told from the perspective of company grade officers. The accounts begin with the regiment's establishment in New York City, its movement to Fortress Monroe, and its participation in the Peninsula Campaign and follow-on actions in Virginia during which the regiment fought at Big Bethel, the Seven Days (the Peach Orchard and Glendale), Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run (2nd Manassas), Chantilly, and Fredericksburg. The accounts, however, are not quite complete because the regiment was ordered into battle one last time at Chancellorsville in early May after these reports were prepared. In addition to detailed chronologies, the records contain officer rosters, listings of dead and wounded, 'final' strength reports, and recognition of soldiers who had performed valiantly including a recounting of Sergeant Field's recovery of the Regimental Colors at the Battle of Fredericksburg after all of the standard bearers had been killed or wounded. Fields charged into a hail of bullets, rescuing the colors and capturing two Confederate soldiers. Both company reports also contain entries regarding their shelling at Newport News by the Confederate ironclad, Merrimac on 8 March 1862. Obviously unique. As of 2015, no similar original, manuscript unit histories are in the trade, nor are any similar auction records listed at Rare Book Hub or ABPC.

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

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

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        Archiv für die Sächsische Geschichte. 12. Bände ( komplett )

      Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1863 bis 1874., Leipzig. - 8° 461/485/468/442/441/442/442/442/442/444/442/442 SS. Ohldr., Bd.1: vorderes und hinteres Gelenk im oberen Teil geplatzt, Bd. 3: hinteres Gelenk unten geplatzt, Bd.5: Rücken stärker beschabt und die Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Bd.6 am oberen Kapital ebenfalls eine kleine Fehlstelle, Ecken bestoßen, Kanten beschabt, Vorsätze aller Bücher mit Exlibris, alle Titelseiten und fliegende Vorsatzblätter mit Stempeln des Vorbesitzers ( Sorbisches Institut Leipzig ), Titelseiten stockfleckig, insgesamt guter Zustand der der schönen alten Bände. 15 / Sch Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Yale Class Book 1863 [cover and spine title]

      [New Haven, CT] 1863 - 36 engraved student portraits by A.H. Ritchie with facsimile signatures and 20 albumen print cartes-de-visite window-mounted 4-to-a-page. 4to. Contemporary brown morocco-grained sheep, covers stamped in gilt with "Yale" and school motto, tail of spine with owner's name, "F.F. Harrat," in gilt. Covers worn, foxing to plates 36 engraved student portraits by A.H. Ritchie with facsimile signatures and 20 albumen print cartes-de-visite window-mounted 4-to-a-page. 4to

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        Salammbô EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1863. Fine. Michel Lévy, Paris 1863, 15x23cm, relié. - Original edition on the current paper. Binding half fir sorrow, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a guard, contemporary binding. Some light spots without gravity. Rare autograph signed by the author (Louis) de Carné, journalist and historian whose Flaubert had several books referenced in the inventory of his library. The interest was Flaubert's work Carné was not always benevolent. Critical notes of One finds in his articles in the records of Bouvard and Pecuchet. Moreover, Salammbo the publication coincides with the controversial election of Louis de Carné at the French Academy, described as clerical state coup by a section of public opinion. It was indeed the result of the revolt organized by Bishop Dupanloup against the other candidate, Emile Littre, author of a materialistic definition of the man who unleashed the fury of religious parties and Orleanists. Flaubert evokes the scandal of this election in a letter to the Goncourt May 6, 1863: "Do you have enough vituperated Sainte-Beuve and yelled at the Academy about the Carné nomination? » Although it probably slightly above this election, this shipment from Flaubert to Carne is a curious tribute to a writer once accused of "offending public morals and religion" in a future representative of the religious power within the prestigious Academy. Precious copy with autograph sending and pleasantly established contemporary binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, reliure de l'époque. Quelques légères rousseurs sans gravité. Rare envoi autographe signé de Gustave Flaubert à (Louis) de Carné, journaliste et historien dont Flaubert possédait plusieurs ouvrages référencés dans l'inventaire de sa bibliothèque. L'intérêt que portait Flaubert à l'œuvre de Carné n'était toutefois pas toujours bienveillant. On retrouve en effet des notes critiques sur ses articles dans les dossiers de Bouvard et Pécuchet. D'autre part, la parution de Salammbô coïncide avec l'élection controversée de Louis de Carné à l'Académie Française, qualifiée de coup d'état clérical par une partie de l'opinion publique. Elle était en effet le résultat de la fronde organisée par Mgr Dupanloup contre l'autre candidat, Emile Littré, auteur d'une définition matérialiste de l'homme qui déchaîna la fureur des partis religieux et Orléanistes. Flaubert évoque le scandale de cette élection dans une lettre aux Goncourt du 6 mai 1863 : « Avez-vous suffisamment vitupéré Sainte-Beuve et engueulé l'Académie à propos de la nomination Carné ? » Bien qu'il précède sans doute légèrement cette élection, cet envoi de Flaubert à Carné est un curieux hommage d'un écrivain accusé naguère « d'offense à la morale publique et à la religion » à un futur représentant du pouvoir religieux au sein même de la prestigieuse Académie. Précieux exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe et agréablement établi en reliure de l'époque. 

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        Californien und das Goldfieber

      Th. Thiele, Berlin 1863 - a. d. R. Naturwissenschaftliche Romane. Ein Versuch die Lehren der Naturfreunde im Gewande der Unterhaltungslektüre zu verbreiten. 3. Band: Californien und das Goldfieber. Die Matallurgie 0 Gramm. Einb. l. ber. u. best., S. tls. l. gebräunt, Exlibris a. V., sonst schönes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Californien und das Goldfieber Reisen in den wilden Westen Nord-Amerikas, Leben und Sitten der Goldgräber, Mormonen und Indianer. Den gebildeten des deutschen Volkes gewidmet.

      Th. Thiele Berlin 1863. Hldr. d. Zt. Einb. l. ber. u. best., S. tls. l. gebräunt, Exlibris a. V., sonst schönes Exemplar 744 S. 22 x 16 cm mit 8 Chromolithos und div. s/w Abb. im Text.. a. d. R. Naturwissenschaftliche Romane. Ein Versuch die Lehren der Naturfreunde im Gewande der Unterhaltungslektüre zu verbreiten. 3. Band: Californien und das Goldfieber. Die Matallurgie

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        The Northern Territory of South Australia. Accompanied with a Map

      Adelaide, W.C. Cox, Government Printer, 1863 - Octavo, 54 pages plus a large folding map and an errata slip (tipped onto the contents page); the map (890 x 650 mm) is of the Northern Territory itself and shows the 'exploration tracks' of Stuart, Sturt, A.C. Gregory, McKinlay and Leichardt [sic]. Contemporary full morocco with decorative gilt borders front and rear, and the title in gilt on the front cover (a most attractive colonial binding); extremities slightly rubbed; leather slightly dusty; the map has tiny holes nibbled by silverfish along the fold of two (blank) panels, and short splits to four fold junctions (insignificant blemishes); a fine copy. 'On 16 July, 1863, the Crown annexed to South Australia "until We think fit to make other disposition thereof the Territory now known as the Northern Territory"'. Responsibility was transferred to the Commonwealth on 1 January 1911. The book reprints the Letters Patent and the relevant Acts and Regulations (20 pages), together with lengthy extracts from Earl's 'Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia', printed earlier the same year at the 'Pinang [sic] Gazette' Press in the Straits Settlement (22 pages). The last section, 'Interior of the Country' (12 pages) is largely extracted from the journal of Stuart and the report of Waterhouse, naturalist to his expedition. Ferguson 13458 (the wrappers here are not stiffened, and the title page is also printed within a border). This copy contains the armorial bookplate of The Honorable Henry Ayers CMG, at the time South Australian Chief Secretary, under whose command the 'Northern Territory Land Regulations' and 'Appointment of Officers' printed in the book were proclaimed. Ayers has underlined in ink six lines in the Northern Territory Act relating to land orders. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Manual for Engineer Troops

      D.Van Nostrand, New York 1863 - Original embossed red cloth binding with a gilt decoration to the front board.New quarter cloth spine.with a leather label.Some moderate soiling to the boards.Page edges are marbled with some loss.Minor wear to the top and bottom of the edges of the boards.End papers and paste downs are marbled.Pencil signature to the front free end paper.Adverts.Binding is solid and square.Loaded with black and white illustrations.A scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die krankhaften Geschwülste. Dreissig Vorlesungen gehalten während des Wintersemesters 1862-1863 an der Universität zu Berlin. Bd. 1, 2 und 3,1 in 3 Bdn. (Alles).

      - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1863-(67), 8°, XII, 543; 756,(2); 496 pp., 2 Taf.; 243 Holzstiche, 3 Halblederbände der Zeit; St.a.Tit. Erste Ausgabe dieses Meisterwerkes - "Virchow's ehrgeizigstes Unternehmen war sein dreibändiges Buch über Tumoren". - "Wie die Zellular-Pathologie gründete es sich auf eine Reihe von Vorlesungen, die dieses Mal inmitten der heißesten politischen Schlachten von Virchows ganzen Leben im Winter 1862/63 gehalten worden waren. Die Vorlesungen waren so sorgfältig überarbeitet worden, daß nach des Autors eigenen Worten der stenographische Bricht nur noch der "rote Faden" war, um das sich die Materien gruppierten. Leider blieb dieses Buch, wie das Tumorbuch von Virchows Lehrer Johannes Müller, ein Torso. Die zweite Hälfte des dritten Bandes, die die letzten fünf von den dreißig Vorlesungen enthalten sollte, unter ihnen eine über Krebs, erschien in den weiteren fünfundreißig Jahren des Leben des Autors nicht mehr." - "Selbst in seiner unvollendeten Form ist das Werk eindrucksvoll und zu Unrecht vergessen worden. Seine achtzehnhundert Seiten mit 243 Abbildungen sind eine Schatzkammer an Informationen. Kein anderer Gegenstand war für seine Diskussion in den Begriffen der Zellular-Pathologie so geeignet. Tatsächlich hatte die Zellular-Pathologie mit Johannes Müller und Gluges Arbeit über Tumoren in den dreißiger Jahren angefangen. Virchows Theorie der Zellular-Pathologie erreichte ihre größte Triumphe auf dem Gebiet der Tumoren, veränderte dieses Gebiet weitgehend und beherrschte es länger als irgendeine andere Theorie. Im Laufe der Jahre hatte Virchow eine große Anzahl von veröffentlichten und nicht veröffentlichten Beobachtungen über Tumoren bei Menschen und Tieren gesammelt; sein ausgedehntes Lesen, besonders sein kritisches Auswählen für seine "Jahrbücher", hatte ihm eine sehr umfassende Kenntnis der alten und der neuen Literatur verschafft. Wir wissen aus dem Vorangehenden, wie oft Virchow Tumoren analysiert und neue Begriffe und Ausdrücke auf diesem Gebiet entwickelt hatte. Dies alles vereinigte Virchow in einem imponierenden Bau." - "Das Buch spiegelt deutlich den Wandel wider, den Virchow erfahren hatte, von der physiologischen Pathologie zur pathologischen Anatomie oder Morphologie, nicht nur mikroskopisch, sondern auch makroskopisch." - "Der Einfluß den Virchow auf die Onkologie ausübte, wird dadurch illustriert, daß viele seiner Kapitelüberschriften und ein großer Teil des Inhaltes seines Buch modernen Texten auf diesem Gebiet genau entsprechen." Ackerknecht, Rudolf Virchow, Arzt, Politiker, Anthropologe, pp.82-89 - - "This work was not completed, Virchow stopping when he reached the subject of carcinoma. It is one of the most important source books on cancer but it also records one of Virchow's mistakes - his theory of the connective-tissue of carcinoma." - Garrison & Morton No.2617; Waller 10001; Osler 1631; Heirs of Hippocrates 1014; Cushing, V 157; Haagensen, 56; Long, History of Pathology, 114ff.; Walker No.2245 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTORY for the Year Commencing December, 1863: Embracing a General Directory of Residents and Business Directory Together with the Consolidation Act and its Amendments; the Municipal Government; Societies and Organizations, and a great Variety of Useful and Statstical Information, Exhibiting at a Glance the Progress and Present Condition of the City Sixth Year of Publication

      San Francisco: Excelsior Steam Presses: Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers, 1863. First edition thus. Rebacked with new cloth spine under original leather spine (about 75% remains), edges of boards rubbed, scuffing to surface of boards, lacking map, some contemporary previous owner markings to first 2 pages of ads, else near very good.. Original printed boards rebacked with about 75% of original leather spine laid down, 8vo, lxxx, 591 pp. Roman numeral section at front and everything after page 528 contain printecd advertisements. Printed endpapers are included in the pagination. Lacking map.

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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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        THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO: BEING A SYNTHETIC ARGUMENT IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR FOUR SQUARE LEAGUES OF LAND CLAIMED BY THAT CITY

      San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1863.. [4],102,[2],115pp. plus frontispiece map (present in two copies). Original printed wrappers. Spine perished, with some repair along the inner portion of the front wrapper. 19th- century library association bookplate on front free endpaper. Neat repairs along the foredge of the maps. In a half morocco box. The scarce first edition of Dwinelle's essential California work, especially desirable in the original printed wrappers, as here. The wrappers betray the origins of Dwinelle's work as a legal brief for the case of "The City of San Francisco vs. The United States," with John W. Dwinelle being the counsel for the claimant. This extensive brief is also a historical account of the city of San Francisco, and confirmed the city's claim to four leagues of "Pueblo Lands," as defined by the Land Commission Act. Dwinelle's history is a great storehouse of information on the beginnings of San Francisco, with printings of a large number of documents which are now either inaccessible or destroyed. The map of "The Peninsula of San Francisco" is present here in two copies. The Streeter copy of the first edition, also in original printed wrappers and with a presentation inscription from Dwinelle to John Hittell, brought $300. This copy bears an inscription on the front wrapper: "Joseph Bell Esq. Albany, N.Y. with the compliments of G.W. Bell, Supt. 8 Dist. San Francisco." G.W. Bell was a well-regarded assayer and Wells Fargo agent in San Francisco, and the first president of San Francisco's Olympic Club. HOWES D614, "b." ZAMORANO 80, 32. COWAN, p.189. HOWELL 50:782. SABIN 21573 (listing only the third and fourth editions). STREETER SALE 2879. HOLLIDAY SALE 331. NORRIS CATALOGUE 1023.

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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."

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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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