The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1863

        The Water Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1863. [viii], 350 pp. including half title and the L'envoi leaf. Recently respined. A full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt spine chipped at extremities. Original covers have been bound in at the rear, but from the Linley Sambourne edition (?). Overall a pleasing copy of this first appearence of this classic tale. . Good. Full Calf. First Edition, First Issue. 1863. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas

      Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1863, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionHardback, no dust-wrapper. xlviii, 447pp. Frontis. Complete with all plates and plans as called for. Gilt top edge and titles to spine, with gilt decoration to spine and boards. Slight wear to head and tail of spine. Edges of boards a little rubbed with scuffed corners. Inner hinges re-inforced. Rear end-papers slightly marked. Occassional slight spotting. A decent copy. (r2) Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: R2GLTGRN095.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        The Book of Common Prayer - 1863

      - This reprint of the 1569prayer book is considere Mary Byfield's masterpeice. Her 100 different borders are based mostly on designs by Tory, Holbein, and Durer. A double spread is illustrated in McClean, Victorian Book Design and Color printing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cross & Crown Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States, 1863 Revised and Enlarged with a New and Copious Index

      Richmond, VA: J.W. Randolph. 1863. Second edition. Original blueish-gray cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Handwritten paper spine label, presumably replacing the original. Both free endpapers are lacking, some ink blots on the cloth, modest wear and tear to the spine ends, a near very good copy. On the rear endpaper is an engraved portrait of James A. Seddon, the Confederate Secetary of War, under which has been affixed a signature cut from a letter. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 4.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Beiträge zur Morphologie und Biologie der Familie der Orchideen.

      Wien, C. Gerold's Sohn, 1863. Folio. pp. (2), viii, 44, with 12 (11 chromo-) lithographed plates and 5 figures in the text. Original printed cloth-backed boards. Nissen BBI, 122; Pritzel 564. Well-illustrated and valuable monograph on orchids.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 5.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man with Remarks on Theories of The Origin of Species by Variation. Illustrated by Woodcuts.

      John Murray, London 1863 - Octavo (215 × 135 mm). Contemporary olive calf, spine gilt in compartments, burgundy morocco label, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of Baron Taunton. Calf a little spotted, minor bump to lower corner of rear board, dampstain to free endpapers and blanks, also slightly affecting preliminaries and final leaves of index, otherwise contents fresh. A very good copy, handsomely bound. Bibliography: Norman 1400. First edition of this important contribution to the debate over human evolution. Lyell's Principles of Geology, published in 1830, asserted that the earth was shaped by predictable, mechanistic forces acting over long periods of time, and inspired Charles Darwin to begin thinking of the evolution of species in similar terms. But even though "the strong uniformitarian convictions that inspired the Principles of Geology had accustomed Lyell to the concept of the antiquity of species, a combination of personal prejudice and religious belief made it impossible for him, at the time he published the Principles, to extend this concept of antiquity to humankind. It was not until 1859, after Joseph Prestwich¿s discovery of a flint artefact embedded in ancient river gravel near Abbeville, France, that Lyell began pursuing the question of human antiquity, a question that he recognized as being related to that of the origin of species. Drawing on such facts as Prestwich¿s discovery, the flints found by Boucher de Perthes, the Swiss lake dwellings, the shell mounds of Denmark and the recent find of a human skull in Neanderthal, Germany, Lyell marshalled a broad array of evidence indicating that man had evolved gradually from lower animals over an immense period of time, and gave a brief abstract of Darwin and Wallace¿s theory of the indefinite modification of species by natural selection. He thus placed himself on Darwin¿s side in the controversy over the Origin of Species, although he did not explicitly declare his own acceptance of Darwin¿s theory until a year after the present work was published. The Antiquity of Man is unusual among works of science in that it passed through multiple revised editions within the space of a year - evidence both of the work¿s popularity (a month after its publication on 6 February 1863, William Whewell wrote Lyell that ¿I am reading your book on the antiquity of man as all the world has done or is doing¿), and of Lyell¿s reactions to reviews and unpublished criticism. In May 1863, a month after the second edition had appeared, Lyell noted that nearly 5000 copies had been sold, and the demand was so great that a third edition was published in Nov 1863" (Norman 1400). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Die Myriapoden getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben.

      Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1863. 2 volumes (bound in one). Royal-8vo (244 x 153 mm). pp. vi, 1-132 (of 134); (2), 112, with 119 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent cloth, gilt lettered spine Nissen ZBI, 2254. The finest iconography on the subject. Pages 133-134 of the first part not present.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 7.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Report on the Progress, Condition, and Prospects of the Gold Fields of Otago [together with] Second Annual Report on the Gold-Fields of Otago, New Zealand [in] Votes and Proceedings of the Provincial Council of Otago, 1862-63

      Dunedin: Printed By Authority, By Daniel Campbell. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Leather deteriorating with moderate loss at corners and ends of spine. Spine leather heavily rubbed with some surface chips. 1 1/2" split to leather at ends of joints. Joints holding. Internally very good.; Votes and Proceedings of the Provincial Council of Otago for Session XVI, 1862 and Session XVII, 1863, bound in one volume. Contemporary half-calf binding. Printed on blue paper. Page dimensions: 307 x 191mm. Containing two early and important reports on the Otago Gold-Fields by Vincent Pyke. Pyke first came to New Zealand in 1862 and was given the position of Commissioner of Gold Fields. By 1864, the height of the gold rush in Otago was over. The first report in this volume "On the Progress, Condition, and Prospects of the Gold Fields of Otago" is paginated from 15-27. It is printed in double columns. The second report is paginated from 1-20, also printed in double columns. It is subdivided into the following sections: I. Progress of Discovery; II. Produce; III. Effect of Discoveries; IV. Revenue and Expenditure; V. Present Condition of the Gold Fields; VI. Climate; VII. Agriculture; VII. Fuel and Timber; [I]X. Future Prospects. The two reports are remarkable for their detail, literary quality, and contemporaneity. The entire bound volume contains several hundred pages (the pagination is complex) with much else of interest on the early history of Otago, including a hand-coloured map showing the proposed area for reclamation in the area where First Church now stands. [Reference: No. 2 and No. 3 in Turnbull, M. M. "Life on the Gold-Fields of the South Island of New Zealand: A Bibliography"]; Folio .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        TRAFORO DELLE ALPI TRA BARDONNECHE E MODANE Relazione della Direzione Tecnica alla Direzione Generale delle Strade Ferrate dello Stato.

      Torino, Tip. Ceresole e Panizza, 1863. In-4 p. (mm. 304x210), tela edit. (con aloni), pp. (4),113,(3), con 10 tavv. litografiche f.t., più volte ripieg. (max. mm. 810 x 612): sono piani, profili e sezioni del traforo fra Bardonecchia e Modane, e anche strumenti tecnici usati per la sua costruzione. "Rara edizione originale" di questa dettagliata descrizione dei lavori per il traforo alpino, iniziati il 15 agosto 1857. ?"Germain Sommeiller (1815-71), ingegnere francese, fu uno dei tre progettisti e direttori dei lavori del traforo del Frejus, in cui studiò specialmente le applicazioni dell?'aria compressa ideando un tipo di perforatrice?". Così Diz. Treccani,XI, p. 445. Esempl. ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        I Whisper Thee Good Night. Song. Adapted To English Words By George Linley

      Robert Cocks & Co, London - THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1863] Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 7 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647008. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      E.H. Thomas, Printer 1863 - Hard cover bound in brown cloth with both panels having decorative stamped cloth, gilt title on spine, 219 pages followed by errata. First edition. Firsthand account by the chaplain of the 14th Iowa Infantry. Binding is worn with loss at head and heel of spine and tip of lower front corner, fabric is unevenly faded, page edges age toned and a little soiled, previous owner's name and date on front free end paper, variable scattered foxing is heavier on the preliminary pages and final pages, darkened imprint of a rubber band on front end papers, a couple of pages have had corners folded. Text has had the two corrections noted in the errata on pages 21 and 32 - the rest of the text is unmarked. A solid copy of this rare volume. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE WATER BABIES A Fairy tale for a Land Baby

      Macmillan and Co.London.,1863. FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.(8.1 x 6.4 inches).Second state,without with the L'Envoi leaf,which was removed from all but the first couple of hundred copies by the publishers after fears that it may cause offence.Two full page illustrations by Noel Paton.Publishers original green cloth with triple gilt ruled borders on front board,the rear board triple ruled in blind.Circular gilt illustration to centre of front board.Spine ruled and lettered in gilt.Dark brown endpapers.Top edge gilt.Previous owners name neatly written on front blank endpaper.Some rubbing and chipping to the top and bottom of spine and corners a bit bumped.Two splits in the cloth on the top hinge but nothing too serious.Overall a near very good copy.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A proper dyalogue betwene a gentillman and a husband man eche complaynynge to other their miserable calamite through the ambicion of clergye. With a compendious olde treatyse shewynge howe that we ought to have the Scripture in Englysshe. Hans Luft. 1530. Edited, with an introduction, by Francis Fry

      London - Bristol: Willis and Sotheran . Lasbury, 1863 - A facsimile on vellum of an extremely rare book (one copy known), from the earliest days of the English reformation. A dramatic dialogue in verse complaining of the oppression of the laity by the Catholic clergy, A proper dyalogue is now attributed (by STC) to the reformist clergyman William Barlow, bishop of Chichester (d. 1568); and although the colophon of the original bears the imprint: "Emprented at Marborow in the land of Hessen by me Hans Luft" the original 1530 edition (cf. STC 1462.5) was printed by Hoochstraten in Antwerp. The facsimile itself was made "by taking a tracing on transfer paper, placing this on lithographic stones, and then printing it in the usual way . I believe that not a single incorrect letter will be found therein. A few copies are printed on vellum, and some on old paper. " - Fry, Introduction PRINTED ON VELLUM, one of a few copies. 8vo (18.8 x 12.cm). Frontispiece of Cotham Tower. 64 pp (16 pages of text, 31 ff. of facsimile). Contemporary pebbled brown morocco gilt (slightly rubbed), all edges gilt, by Tuckett, Binder to the Queen. Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        IMPERIAL COURTS Of FRANCE, ENGLAND, RUSSIA, PRUSSIA, SARDINIA, And AUSTRIA. Richly Illustrated with Portraits of Imperial Sovereigns and Their Cabinet Ministers; with Biographical Sketches, and an Introduction by William Cullen Bryant.

      Charles Scribner,, New York: 1863 - Chromolithographed title page. 42 scrumptious mezzotint engravings. Square & tight. Modest shelfwear. Spine sunned, with front joint showing some rubbing. A VG - VG+ copy. Publisher's deluxe full brown leather binding, with gilt title stamping to spine & front board, with decorations stamped in blind. AEG. Marbled paper eps. Imperial 8vo. 1st edition (BAL 1674). xiv, 411, [1 (blank)] pp. Bryant's Introduction, pp ix - siv. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LO ASSEDIO DI ROMA

      LIVORNO: TIPOGRAFIA A. B. ZECCHINI, 1863. In 8. Dim. 26x18,5x6 cm. Pp. 1099. Rara prima edizione del 1863-64 di questo noto romanzo storico dello scrittore risorgimentale Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (1804-1873). Guerrazzi fu un politico e scrittore Risorgimentale. Amico di Giuseppe Mazzini e Carlo Bini, faceva parte della Giovine Italia. L'opera venne composta poco dopo un tentativo di compendiare la storia d'Italia attraverso una serie di biografie di uomini illustri. La fonte su cui si basò il Guerrazzi fu "La storia dei Papi" pubblicata anonima, ma in realtà scritta dal suo amico Ferdinando Bosio. L'opera fa parte del ciclo del Guerrazzi dedicato alla storia patria, è composta da due tomi legati insieme ed è completa. Bellissima legatura pregiata in mezzo marocchino verde con ricche decorazioni in oro. Copertina coeva in mezza pelle marocchino a quattro nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso e nervi in buone condizioni generali con usure e piccole parti mancanti ai margini, dorso e piatti. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Impercettibile gora d'umidità al margine superiore di tutto il volume non inficiante il testo. Scarce first edition of 1863-64 of this famous historical novel written by the writer of Risorgimento period Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (1804-1873). Guerrazzi was a writer and politician of Risorgimento. He was a friend of Giuseppe Mazzini and Carlo Bini and belonged to Giovine Italia. The work was written after an attempt to write an history of Italy through biographies of famous carachters. For his work Guerrazzi based upon the work "La storia dei Papi" published anonimously but written by his friend Ferdinando Bosio. The work belongs to the cycle of Guerrazzi dedicated to the history of Italy. Half morocco leather cover with four nerfs and golden decorations in the spine and nerfs in good general conditions with wearings in the edges, spine and plates. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings. Very slight humidity stain in the upper edge of the whole volume without ruining the text.

      [Bookseller: Sephora di Elena Serru]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Guia de Nueva York ( Guide to New York )

      John A Gray, New York 1863 - Publisher's blue cloth over boards, decorative gilt titles debossed to the front board, repeated in blind-stamp to the rear. An early Spanish-language guide to New York. Binding sound, showing some superficial wear to the spine, the corners bumped and slightly worn. Contents very good indeed, one short tear to the large fold-out map, the larger, folding advertisments are present and undamaged, including the fragile gilt and colour plate for E Anthony Fotografia, the latter with some off-setting. A very sound and attractive copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
 16.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Treatise On The Comparative Merits Of A Rifle Gun And A Rotary Rocket : Considered as a mechanical means of ensuring a correct line of flight to a body impelled through space

      London: W Mitchell. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Started by title page, library stamps/marks, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Hale designed the first spin-stabilized rocket, and the Hale rocket was used in the Union bombardment of Charleston during the civil war. Foldout and book printed by Thomas Brettell. Attractive contemporary half- leather library binding, with marbled boards, endpapers and edges, gilt spine lettering and banding. In this uncommon Civil War-era work, Hale compares rifled guns with rotary rockets and concludes that "this improved rocket, by its mechanical powers, will accomplish as correct a line of flight as can be effected by the best rifle gun, which was undertaken to be proved. ... From what has been said, it may confidently be affirmed that the rotary rocket will henceforth rank as second to none of all the destructive engines that war unhappily brings into operation." While the improvements in the range of rifled guns delayed growth of military rocketry, this important work highlights Hale's influence in the creation of modern rocket technology.; Ex-Library; 39 pages .

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THREE YEARS SERVICE IN THE 16TH KY VETERAN CAVALRY!! SOLDIERS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICE OF U S OF NINE MONTHS OR MORE SERVICE, ARE WANTED FOR THE 16TH KENTUCKY VETERAN CAVALRY [caption title and start of text]

      Princeton, Ky. October 28, 1863.. Broadside, 10 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, printed on white paper with thin blue rules. A bit of offsetting and soiling, a few ink smudges. Very good. Framed and glazed (not examined out of frame). A rare broadside calling for troops for the 16th Kentucky Veteran Cavalry, which had formed just a few months earlier. Soldiers honorably discharged from the Union Army are encouraged to sign up for three years, and are promised a "liberal bounty of $402," which would be paid in installments during their service. New recruits would receive $100, with $25 of that paid when they mustered in to service. The broadside also announces that first and second lieutenants would be appointed by the recommendation of Lt. John C. Akerstom, whose printed name appears at the conclusion of the text. There are few surviving records regarding the 16th Kentucky Veteran Cavalry, and no roster survives. The first companies were mustered into service at Paducah in late summer 1863, under the command of Maj. George F. Barnes. Attached to a cavalry corps in the Department of the Ohio, they ventured as far as eastern Tennessee, and when back in Kentucky fended of an attack by the forces of the famed Confederate commander Nathan Bedford Forrest, dealing him significant casualties. In the fall of 1864 they accompanied General Gillem's expedition through the Blue Ridge, after which some, if not all, of the companies were consolidated into the 12th Kentucky Cavalry. No copies of this broadside are listed in OCLC. Scarce evidence of the formation of this cavalry unit from a crucial border state.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Winter in Upper and Lower Egypt

      London, Hurst and Blackett, , 1863. Octavo. Contemporary red half sheep on marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, green and black labels, marbled edges. Coloured frontispiece lithography by Vincent Brooks, steel engraved title page vignette. Prelims. quite heavily foxed, the rest of the text sporadically and lightly, top edge dusty, slight damp bloom on the chestnut surface-paper endpapers, but overall a very nice copy in an pleasingly unpretentious contemporary provincial binding for Thomas, Bookseller of Newtown, ticket to the front pastedown, a little rubbed, but remaining attractive. First Edition. Hoskins originally travelled through Egypt and Nubia in 1832-3 sketching the archaeological sites. When he returned in 1860-61 "health was my object, trusting that the fine climate of the Nile might be more efficacious than that of Italy or Spain." Sadly it seems that his trust in the healthful efficacy of the Egyptian weather was misplaced as he died a year after the publication of this work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Curiosities of Occult Literature. [Author's copy].

      London, Printed for the Author, 1863.. 8°. XI, 275 pages plus 11 pages of a travel manuscript to Palestine in the rear of the volume (dates from 1862-1863). Original Hardcover (blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine: "Occult Literature 1878 M.S.S.". Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Exlibris of Marci H. Huthwaite to front pastedown. Interleaved volume with multiple annotations by the author.. Cooke's Curiosities of Occult Literature, interleaved, and extensively annotated by the author. The binding is in worn contemporary brown cloth with blind decorations and brown coated endpapers. Both printed text and interleaved pages show marginal browning. Bibliographically the book is not simple: the title page dates from 1863, but the binding is dated to 1878. In the years in between, and afterwards, the author has filled the interleaved pages with his jottings and annotations, meriting the description 'M.S.S.' - manuscript - on the spine. The book itself purports to be 'a plain, unvarnished tale' written in defence of his legal work and pamphleteering on behalf of astrology. In effect the 58 interleaved pages and marginal annotations unpack and amplify the author's opinions as expressed in the printed text. Thus the author appends a two page long explanation of the court case that set in train the book's narrative opposite the title page. It's not possible to do justice to the range and eccentricity of the manuscript interventions but instead to point to some highlights. At one extreme the author expands on the printed text with additional factual information, for example giving the address of a London phrenologist, additionally noting that it was 'in Piccadilly opposite St James's Church where the author's mother was baptised.' At the opposite extreme there are lengthy narrative interventions such as an account of the death of Mr White, a 'martyr' to astrology in the Isle of Wight and a lengthy excursus against Britain's 'secret police'. The author debates Robert Owen's complicated relationship with the establishment particularly the alarm this 'socialist' caused with his 'appearance at the Levee of Queen V[ictoria]' The astrological theme runs consistently through the annotations with exercises in astrological physiognomy as well as astrological tables and analyses of many of the people referred to in the text. To the rear of the book is an eight page diary of a trip to Palestine, undertaken by the author in 1862-3.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
 20.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Works of John Milton (eight volumes)

      London: Bickers, 1863. Book. Good. Hardcover. 'The Works of John Milton in verse and prose, printed from the original editions with a life of the Author by the Rev. John Mitford.' Imposing set of Milton's works, complete in eight volumes. 8vo. Full leather with raised bands, compartments, blindstamping and vine motif. Coloured page edges. Blind-stamped dentelles. Begins with a biography featuring b/w images, fold out family tree and letter sent by Milton. Then follows verse including Samson Agonistes, Paradise Lost, Psalms, Sonnets etc. with decorated initials throughout. Then his prose including his unfinished History of England and his writings on divorce - his advocation was personal, having been left by his wife and unable to divorce. Boards have light rubbing and marking. Chip to label on volume one. Prelims are foxed, chiefly in volume one. But contents are clean and prim elsewhere. Binding is sound and square. Good+ condition. .

      [Bookseller: AJ Scruffles]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Commission" con firma autografa

      Washington, 26 febbraio 1863 - Messa in servizio, o ¿Commision¿, stampata su matrice di acciaio con firma autografa ¿Abraham Lincoln¿. Le Commissions, tecnicamente conosciute come ¿Commissioning parchments¿ erano dei documenti ufficiali rilasciati dal Presidente degli Stati Uniti per le nomine ed investiture ufficiali. In questo caso il destinatario del documento è William H. McAllister che viene nominato ¿Additional Paymaster¿, ossia Tesoriere aggiunto alla Gestione dei Fondi Militari. Lincoln è stato il 16º Presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America e il primo ad appartenere al Partito Repubblicano. È considerato sia dalla storiografia sia dall'opinione pubblica uno tra i più importanti e popolari presidenti degli Stati Uniti. Fu presidente dal 1861 al 15 aprile 1865, giorno del suo assassinio al Ford¿s Theatre di Washington durante la rappresentazione di ¿Our American Cousin¿. Documento anticamente contro fondato su cartoncino a sostegno di piccole rotture, conseguenti lacune senza lederne il testo. Fioriture ed abrasioni. Al margine superiore sinistro note manoscritte in rosso e nero sbiadite. 1 foglio, probabilmente bianco al verso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Herald and Genealogist (8 Volumes)

      John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1863, Half Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionSize: 15cm x 23cm, 1863-1874. Volume I (1863): [iv] - 594 pages; Volume II (1865): [iv] - 588 pages; Volume III (1866): [iv] - 598 pages - (2p); Volume IV (1867): [iv] - 599 pages; Volume V (1870): [vi] - 591 pages; Volume VI (1871): [iv] - 708 pages; Volume VII (1873): [ii] - 600 pages; Volume VIII (1874): Frontispiece - [iv] - (xxviii) - 536 pages. Bindings are lightly rubbed at the edges, but still holding strong. Bookplates tipped to front pastedowns. Embossed seal of I. David Porras on title pages, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, clean and tight. VERY SCARCE! Photos available upon request. 10 kg, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
 23.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        The water-babies : a fairy tale for a land-baby / by the Rev. Charles Kingsley ; with two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A.

      London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionThis copy is from the rare first issue of the first edition. It contains a leaf bearing a poem, L'Envoi [following the dedication page]. Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already been printed (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Very good copy in a fine period binding - Professionally and sympathetically rebacked with the spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather label (somewhat worn) to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt and blind-tooled double-lined borders to panels. "Honoris Causa" gilt-stamped on front panel - "Eliot Place" on rear. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing around prelims and terminal leaves. Marginal foxing evident around the second plate facing p.145. Water staining also evident along bottom of prelims., including the frontis. and title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages; Physical description: 350p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Summary: The Water-Babies was inspired by Kingsley's thoughts on evolution. He was one of the few clergymen to accept wholeheartedly Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection and to devote himself to the spread of the new knowledge of nature. Subjects: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction -- Chimney sweeps -- Fairies -- Evolution.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 24.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Verwerthung für Physiologie und Medizin. Eine Monographie.

      - Zweite, teilweise umgearbeitete und vermwehrte Auflage. - Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1863, 8°, X, (1 Bl.), 132 pp., 26 Holzschnitte, 3 (1 doppelblattgr.) lith. Fafel, Halbleinenband der Zeit. Second Edition of the first monograph of laryngology! - - Die physikalische Diagnostik hatte indirekt über das normale und krankhafte Geschehen im Brustraum Auskunft gegeben; sie wurde in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. und zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts in Österreich von Leopold VON AUENBRUGGER (1722-1809) und in Frankreich von Rene Theophile Hyacinthe LAENNEC (1781-1826) entwickelt. Dann wurden immer häufiger und tauglicher Versuche unternommen, die einen direkten Einblick in den Organismus gestatten sollten. Verschiedene, z. T. recht monströse Apparate zeigen, wie man zu Beginn und in der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bestrebt war, Licht in die Körperhöhlen zu spiegeln. Da machten Ludwig TÜRCK (1810-1868) und Johann Nepomuk CZERMAK (1828-1873) die Laryngoskopie im Jahr 1858 der Klinik dienstbar. Diese neue Methode der Spiegelbetrachtung mit von außen reflektiertem Licht setzte sich in kurzer Zeit durch und eroberte von Wien aus die Welt, sodaß Leopold SCHRÖTTER VON KRISTELLI (1837-1908) in seiner "Festrede, gelegentlich der TÜRCK-CZERMAK Gedenkfeier und des fünfzigjährigen Bestehens des Kehlkopfspiegels", die er als Ehrenpräsident des ersten internationalen Laryngo-Rhinologen Kongresses in Wien im Jahr 1908 hielt, nicht übertrieb, wenn er sagte: "Wenn ich das Verlassen des philosophisch-spekulativen Standpunktes und die Einkehr zur naturwissenschaftlichen Methode als das wichtigste Ereignis des vorigen Jahrhunderts im Werdegange der Medizin ansehe, so möchte ich unter den bedeutendsten Errungenschaften, die aus diesem Boden hervorgegangen sind - der Erfindung des Augenspiegels, dem Verfahren, Medikamente auf subkutanem Wege dem Organismus einzuverleiben, der Anti- und Asepsis, der Entwicklung der Bakteriologie, der Einführung der Serum- und Organotherapie, letztere beruhend auf der Erkenntnis der inneren Sekretion, und endlich der Radiologie -als eine ebenbürtige Schöpfung den Kehlkopfspiegel bezeichnen. Es soll nun meine Aufgabe sein, den Platz festzustellen, welchen die aus der Erfindung des Kehlkopfspiegels hervorgegangene, bald zu einem abgerundeten Wissenszweige herangewachsene Larynologie im Verlauf der ersten 50 Jahre ihres Bestehens unter den übrigen Disziplinen der Medizin gewonnen hat." - Folgen wir also der Darstellung SCHRÖTTERS: Seit dem Sommer 1857 hatte Ludwig TÜRCK, ohne Kenntnis der Erfindung des spanischen Gesangslehrers Manuel GARCIA, der damals in London 1854 mit einem Spiegelchen zu stimmphysiologischen Zwecken seinen eigenen Kehlkopf besichtigt und die Ergebnisse seiner Untersuchungen im Jahr 1855 publiziert hat, zuerst an Leichen und dann an Patienten seiner Abteilung, der Nerven- und 6. Medizinischen Abteilung des Allgemeinen Krankenhauses, mittels des Sonnenlichtes mit dem von ihm konstruierten Kehlkopfspiegel laryngoskopiert, eifrig Befunde gesammelt, bis eben das mangelnde Sonnenlicht in Winter seine Arbeit unterbrach. - Im darauffolgenden Frühjahr aber veröffentlichte ein anderer, nämlich der aus Prag gebürtige Physiologe Johann Nepomuk CZERMAK (1828-1873) in der "Wiener Medizinischen Wochenschrift" seine, am eigenen Kehlkopf während des vergangenen Winters bei künstlicher Beleuchtung mit dem von TÜRCK entlehnten Spiegelchen gemachten Beobachtungen. - "Herr Türck kam eben immer zu spät", stellte CZERMAK lakonisch fest, irrte dieses Mal aber. War TÜRCK im Falle der Entdeckung des Prinzips der sekundären Degeneration der Engländer A. V. WALLER um genau eine Woche zuvorgekommen und war ihm Ahnliches mit seinen Versuchen zur Feststellung der Folgen von Halbseitenläsion des Rückenmarks widerfahren (dabei war ihm BROWN-SEQUARD zuvorgekommen), so "versuchte sich diesmal der Zauderer in jener denkwürdigen Sitzung der Gesellschaft der Ärzte am 9. April 1858 seinen Prioritätsanspruch zu sichern. Am 14. April . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medicusbooks]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1862

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1863 - The RARE British first edition.Original dark red 1/2 calf with light red pebbled cloth boards. Marbled paper endpapers, pastedowns and page edges. Five raised bands with gilt titles. Minor chip to one of the compartments on the spine. Minor edge wear to the top and bottom edges of the boards. Three months of observations of an English military officer from the confederate perspective. A very attractive copy of the true first edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        David Elginbrod

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, successors to Henry Colburn,, 1863. Three volumes, octavo. Original brick red pebble-grain cloth, covers ruled in blind, spines rules in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Rubbed, cloth a little sunned in places, small stain to front cover of vol. I, a few gatherings roughly opened, but a good firm set. First edition. David Elginbrod was George Macdonald's first real success, a novel of Scottish country life which effectively challenged 19th-century materialism and contributed to contemporary interest in psychic experiences. Scarce in original cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Monographie De La Chapelle De Notre-Dame De La Roche. / Texte, Dessins Et Gravure, Par Cl. Et L. Sauvageot

      Paris, A. Morel, 1863, Hardback, First EditionOriginal marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed in gilt-blocked calf; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 18 pages; Physical desc. : 18 p. 27 plates. 36 cm. Subject: Chapelle de Notre-Dame de la Roche) . Language: French.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 28.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Civil War Photographia; Civil War Scenes Throughout South Carolina [Morris Island & Hilton Head, S.C.]

      Charleston 1863 - Civil War Photographia. Seige of Charleston. Haas and Peale. Washington Peale was the famous Philadelphia painter. Four albumen photographs from wet plate negatives mounted on card stock. VG+. Light age toning. Extremely RARE war printed photographs. The photographs are: # 10 - Battery Hays; # 9. Bombproof; #7. Bursted Gun; # 8. Beacon House. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Autograph Letter Signed to R[ichard] F[oster] Sketchley (1826-1911), 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, Tor Villa, Campden Hill Road, 26 March 1863

      - Advising Sketchley that he accepts the invitation of His Majesty's Commissioners to attend their meeting ('I shall hope to punctually observe the appointment').

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
 30.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        ALS - Eigehändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - London ("5 George St. Hannover Square W") 14.IV.1863. 2 S. 8°. James Hinton (1822-1875), englischer Chirurg und philosophischer Schriftsteller, galt als der beste Kenner und Praktiker der Chirurgie des Ohres seiner Zeit. - An einen Geistlichen (Mr. Hood), den er von seiner Ernennung zum "Aural Surgeon to Guys Hospital" unterrichtet. - - ". I have taken rooms accordingly at the above address for the purpose of carrying on an aural practice - w[hic]h I mean to do with all my power. - - I am here every day from 10 till 1 . except on Tuesdays when I have to leave for Guys soon after 11. - - Shall I not soon have the pleasure of seeing your little boy? - I was disappointed at not seeing him before ." - - Im Folgenden dankt er für die freundliche Aufnahme seines Buches "Life in Nature" (1862) - ". I have for the present laid aside philosophy. My head is full of pathology instead ." - - James Hinton "was appointed aural surgeon to Guy's in 1863. He then took a house in George Street, Hanover Square, and began practice as a specialist.Three years afterwards his old friend Mr. Toynbee died, and Hinton took his house in Savile Row. Here he practised for nearly ten years, being the most eminent aural surgeon in London at the time ." (Samuel Wilks & G.T. Bettany, A Biographical History of Guy's Hospital, (1892), pp. 401-409; dort eine ausführliche Lebensbeschreibung).

      [Bookseller: Medicusbooks]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        History of the counties of Ayr and Wigton / by James Paterson [ 3 volumes bound in 5 complete ]

      Edinburgh : J. Stillie, 1863-1866, 1863, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFair to good copies bound in title-labelled red cloth. Spine bands worn and frayed, with rubbing to panel edges. Bumped corners. Scattered, marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical description: 3 v. in 5. : illus., folding facsim., front. ; 20 cm. Vols. 1 & 3 are divided into 2 parts, each with a separate t.p., but continuous pagination. Deals with Ayrshire only; no more published. Contents: v. 1, pts. 1-2. Kyle -- v. 2. Carrick -- v. 3, pts. 1-2. Cuninghame. Subjects: Ayrshire (Scotland) -- Genealogy. Ayrshire (Scotland) -- History. Notes: Includes folding facsimile of the charter granted by King Robert II to William Huntar, A.D, 1374.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 32.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      Macmillan and Co., 1863-01-01. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        JOURNAL DE MENUISERIE. Specialement destine aux Architectes, aux Menuiseries et aux Entrepreneurs. Publié sous la direction de M. Adolphe Mangeant.,

      Paris, Morel 1863, 1871-80. - 1., 13., 15. - 18. Jg. in 6 Bdn. 4°. pro Jg. 48 (tlw. farblithogr.) Taf. Zus. 288 Taf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kanten berieb. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        'Beim Juwelier'.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE WATER BABIES. A Fairy tale for a Land Baby

      Macmillan and Co.London.,1863. - FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.(8.1 x 6.4 inches).Second state,without with the L'Envoi leaf.Two full page illustrations by Noel Paton.Some occasional light foxing to a few pages,mostly to the margins.Finely bound in early twentieth century calf leather binding by Riviere.Spine with five raised bands,each with gilt piping.Compartments ruled,decorated and lettered in gilt.Tan cloth on boards.Marbled endpapers.Top edge gilt.Overall a near fine,highly attractive copy of this Victorian classic.:chil.mfes.bind.illu.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Tales of All Countries [Second Series]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A 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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
 37.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS [TWO VOLUME SET] An Exploration

      London: Tinsley Brothers. Near Fine. 1863. Hardcover. Minor foxing on first few pages; Rebound in red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Tipped-in frontispiece with a facsimile signature of Burton; 8vo; xvi, 333, 306 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ueber Oeffentliche Schulen und Erziehungsanstalten. Nebst einigen Zusätzen zu den Grundsätzen der Erziehung und des Unterrichts für die Besitzer der ersten und zweyten Ausgabe. Halle, the author, Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1799. 8vo. With engraved vignette on title-page. Contemporary boards.

      Lex. der Pädagogik III, 220; cf. Cat. Van Rijn 16; Kat. Sted. Schoolmuz. Antwerpen, p. 10 (abridged Dutch ed. of 1863). First edition of a German plan of education, with the additions for the second and third editions of Grundsätzen der Erziehung und des Unterrichts bound in at the end and the extra title-page for these additions facing the main title-page. The book proposes an overall plan and program for the organisation of public schools in Prussia and in the whole of Germany; not only for general education in primary schools and for professional education in agrarian, technical, industrial, commercial and art schools, in schools for girls, etc., but also for education in military academies, universities and for special education in orphanages, schools for the blind, deaf-mute children, etc. A classic in its field. In good condition, with the large armorial bookplate of the library of the House of Sachsen-Eisenach.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 39.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        ANIMAUX DE LA FERME : ESPECE BOVINE.

      1863 - un volume, reliure d'époque demi-chagrin noir in-folio Editeur à coins (binding half shagreen in-folio with corners Editor)(38,5 cm X 28,5 cm), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) et à froid (blind-stamping decoration), entre-nerfs à fleurons "or" au fer plein dans un encadrement de double filets à froid (between the raised bands gilt floweret), titres et auteurs frappés or (gilt title), coiffes supérieures et inférieures anciennement restaurées (mais propre), double filets or en place des nerfs et en tête et en pied (double gilt lines on the place of raised bands and top and at the foot of spine) (légers manque de dorure parfois, mors et coins décorés à froid (joints and corners with blind-stamping decoration), percale noire aux plats (cover with black percale), toutes tranches non rognée (all edges no smooth), orné de 46 planches hors-texte lithograpiées en couleur (une Merveille.!!!) + 65 planches in-texte lithographiées en noir, 336 pages, 1863 Paris Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique Editeur, EDITION ORIGINALE.(Gravures et texte complet - Collationné).Les gravures sont SUPERBES et en parfait état (trés grande fraîcheur des Couleurs).[Nissen 466], .une Rareté. en Bon état malgré les légers défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Printed map of Gettysburg battlefield from July of 1863

      Printed Map, uncolored, 1 pp, 18" x 28", "Plan of Gettysburg with the Battlefield of July 2 & 3, 1863 and the National Cemetery", lithographed by A. Meisel. Map shows troop positions, roads, railroads, streams, a few houses, both Round Top and Little Round Top, the positions of Federal and Confederate sources, and an inset of the National Cemetery. Fine condition, intersecting storage folds and scattered toning.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MASTERPIECES OF INDUSTRIAL ART & SCULPTURE AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862

      London: Day & Son, 1863. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. With More than 300 Giant Folio Plates of Fine, Decorative, and Industrial Arts. 438 x 305 mm (17 1/4 x 12"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, covers with wide filigree frame, central panel with very prominent scrolling cornerpieces, upper covers with gilt titling, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments filled with a riot of gilt flourishes and small tools, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and intricately gauffered. With 304 SOMETIMES STRIKING CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES (comprising the 300 plates called for, plus an extra illustrated title page to each volume and plate "300A"). Facing text in English and French. Front pastedowns with "Carpe Diem" bookplate of James Hall. Corners with slight wear, morocco with one small abrasion, one small spot, and one small dent, the imposing bindings otherwise unusually bright, clean, and well preserved. Top corner of perhaps half the leaves in volume III with small (usually very small) dampstain, one leaf with repaired tear at inner margin, otherwise the text and plates (and even the tissue guards) as clean and smooth as the day the books were published. This is an illustrated collection of more than 1,000 fine objects presented at the 1862 International Exhibition, pictured here in large-format chromolithography and offered in imposing bindings almost enveloped with gold. Among the many works of fine, decorative, and industrial arts are fabrics, rugs, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, sculptures, furniture, plates, silver, wallpaper designs, and many other (sometimes magnificent) works. The plates were chromolithographed 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. Architect and painter John Burley Waring (1825-75) selected the items for inclusion and has described each (in English and French) as well as provided details about the artists and artisans. Waring was superintendent of the works of ornamental art and sculpture in the Manchester exhibition of 1857, and edited "Art Treasures of the United Kingdom" (1858). The present book is not uncommon, but it is infrequently found so handsomely bound and is almost never encountered in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Masterpieces of Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862. Selected and Described by J. B. Waring, Architect. Chromo-Lithographed By and Under the Direction of W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. MacCulloch, Etcetera ( 3 Volumes )

      London: Day & Son , 1863. Complete with 301 cromolithographic plates, with accompayning text. Books measure 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Bound in period half morocco, cloth boards, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling within compartments, marble endpapers. Leather light rubbed on edges, some staining to boards. Generally bindings in very good condition, all hinge joints strong. Internally, some occasional light spotting. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in good solid bindings. . First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE DAILY CITIZEN. THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1863

      Vicksburg, Ms.: J.M. Swords, Proprietor, 1863.. Folio broadside, printed on wallpaper. Old folds, closed tear in blank margin of one fold, some spotting. Very good. The newspapers printed on wallpaper in Vicksburg during its siege were widely noted at the time, and the Union troops who took possession of the city on July 4 completed and distributed the last issue standing in type. Numerous facsimile versions were published later. This is the first reproduction issue, probably produced in the North as a commemoration later in 1863. Brigham identifies this as the first reproduction, noting its minor variations from the original, mainly the substitution of the article, "Recent Federal Losses at Vicksburg," in the last column. Brigham details some twenty facsimile versions. Brigham, "Wall-Paper Newspapers of the Civil War" in BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS FOR WILBERFORCE EAMES (New York, 1924), pp.203-9.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Northern Territory of South Australia

      Adelaide: W. C. Cox, Government Printer, 1863. Slim octavo, 54 pp., large folding map (a little split at a few of the folds), a very good copy with the errata slip bound in, preserved in polished half calf with gilt lettering by Bayntun. The wild north awaits. Detailed report published in response to the Crown's decision to annexe the present-day Northern Territory to the colony of South Australia. This act increased the area of South Australian territory by over half a million square miles. The report summarises early exploration reports on the area (including Stuart and Leichhardt) revealing a vast area of rich natural resources. Accordingly, the geographical survey is followed by speculation on tropical fruits and other crops suitable for cultivation, and the prospects for grazing in the top end (extracted from Earl's {i Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia }published in Singapore the previous year) . Of additional interest is the large map, an impressive example of colonial South Australian lithographic printing, and entirely compiled at the office of the Surveyor General in Adelaide.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MASTERPIECES OF INDUSTRIAL ART & SCULPTURE AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862

      London: Day & Son, 1863. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. With More than 300 Giant Folio Plates of Fine, Decorative, and Industrial Arts. 438 x 305 mm (17 1/4 x 12").Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, covers with wide filigree frame, central panel with very prominent scrolling cornerpieces, upper covers with gilt titling, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments filled with a riot of gilt flourishes and small tools, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and intricately gauffered. With 304 SOMETIMES STRIKING CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES (comprising the 300 plates called for, plus an extra illustrated title page to each volume and plate "300A"). Facing text in English and French. Front pastedowns with "Carpe Diem" bookplate of James Hall. Corners with slight wear, morocco with one small abrasion, one small spot, and one small dent, the imposing bindings otherwise unusually bright, clean, and well preserved. Top corner of perhaps half the leaves in volume III with small (usually very small) dampstain, one leaf with repaired tear at inner margin, otherwise the text and plates (and even the tissue guards) as clean and smooth as the day the books were published. This is an illustrated collection of more than 1,000 fine objects presented at the 1862 International Exhibition, pictured here in large-format chromolithography and offered in imposing bindings almost enveloped with gold. Among the many works of fine, decorative, and industrial arts are fabrics, rugs, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, sculptures, furniture, plates, silver, wallpaper designs, and many other (sometimes magnificent) works. The plates were chromolithographed 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. Architect and painter John Burley Waring (1825-75) selected the items for inclusion and has described each (in English and French) as well as provided details about the artists and artisans. Waring was superintendent of the works of ornamental art and sculpture in the Manchester exhibition of 1857, and edited "Art Treasures of the United Kingdom" (1858). The present book is not uncommon, but it is infrequently found so handsomely bound and is almost never encountered in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 46.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        ALS - Eigehändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . London ("5 George St. Hannover Square W") 14.IV.1863. 2 S. 8°.. James Hinton (1822-1875), englischer Chirurg und philosophischer Schriftsteller, galt als der beste Kenner und Praktiker der Chirurgie des Ohres seiner Zeit. - An einen Geistlichen (Mr. Hood), den er von seiner Ernennung zum "Aural Surgeon to Guys Hospital" unterrichtet. - - "... I have taken rooms accordingly at the above address for the purpose of carrying on an aural practice - w[hic]h I mean to do with all my power. - - I am here every day from 10 till 1 . except on Tuesdays when I have to leave for Guys soon after 11. - - Shall I not soon have the pleasure of seeing your little boy? - I was disappointed at not seeing him before ..." - - Im Folgenden dankt er für die freundliche Aufnahme seines Buches "Life in Nature" (1862) - "... I have for the present laid aside philosophy. My head is full of pathology instead ." - - James Hinton "was appointed aural surgeon to Guy's in 1863. He then took a house in George Street, Hanover Square, and began practice as a specialist.Three years afterwards his old friend Mr. Toynbee died, and Hinton took his house in Savile Row. Here he practised for nearly ten years, being the most eminent aural surgeon in London at the time ..." (Samuel Wilks & G.T. Bettany, A Biographical History of Guy's Hospital, (1892), pp. 401-409; dort eine ausführliche Lebensbeschreibung).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 47.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Observationes nonnulae de ovorum ranarum segmentatione, que "Furchungsprocess" dicitur.

      . Bonnae, Formis C. Georgi, 1863, 4°, 16 pp, (2), mit 2 von M.Schultze gezeichneten farblith. Tafeln mit 16 Abbildungen, orig. broschiertes Exemplar; mit eigenhändiger Widmung "Herrn Prof. Harting zu Utrecht hochachtungsvoll der Verf.". Important dedication copy inscribed by the author on the front wrapper! - First edition of the "best contemporary description of the segmentation furrowing the egg" by Maximillian Johann Sigismund Schultze (1825-1874). - Garrison & Morton No. 488

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 48.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.