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        MAP OF THE CEDED PART OF DAKOTA TERRITORY. SHOWING ALSO PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA, IOWA & NEBRASKA.

      St. Paul: Lith. by Louis Buechner, 1863. - Folding map, 17 1/2 x 23 inches. Folded into original 16mo. cloth boards, stamped in blind, gilt title on front board. An exceptional copy in fine condition. The rare second edition of one of the earliest detailed maps of Dakota Territory. It is here present in its uncolored state. "The prospectus on the inside of the front cover in this edition is the same as the one in the first edition except for the addition of 'Second Edition - 1863.' This edition gives several new counties along the eastern boundary of the Territory, both in the inset and on the main map, and there are various new counties in the southern part of the Territory. The inset in this issue shows the creation of Idaho Territory to the west of Dakota" - Streeter. Not in Wheat's MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST. Streeter had copies of both the 1861 and 1863 editions; each went for $100 in part four of his sale in 1968. STREETER SALE 2034. GRAFF 3835. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.257.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        MAP OF THE CEDED PART OF DAKOTA TERRITORY SHOWING ALSO PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA, IOWA & NEBRASKA

      St. Paul: Lith. by Louis Buechner, 1863. Folding map, 17 1/2 x 23 inches. Folded into original 16mo. cloth boards, stamped in blind, gilt title on front board. An exceptional copy in fine condition. The rare second edition of one of the earliest detailed maps of Dakota Territory. It is here present in its uncolored state. "The prospectus on the inside of the front cover in this edition is the same as the one in the first edition except for the addition of 'Second Edition - 1863.' This edition gives several new counties along the eastern boundary of the Territory, both in the inset and on the main map, and there are various new counties in the southern part of the Territory. The inset in this issue shows the creation of Idaho Territory to the west of Dakota" - Streeter. Not in Wheat's MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST. Streeter had copies of both the 1861 and 1863 editions; each went for $100 in part four of his sale in 1968. STREETER SALE 2034. GRAFF 3835. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.257.

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        "The Gettysburg Address." In: New-York Daily Tribune

      New York: 1863. Vol. XXIII, nos. 6939 to 7095. A complete, consecutive run from 1 July to 31 December 1863, 157 issues. Folio (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches). 1,336 pp. Twelve woodcut maps. Late 19th-/early 20th-century library half-cloth, marbled boards. Front cover loose; occasional printing errors with loss of text, a few edge tears, intermittent foxing. ONE OF THE EARLIEST PRINTINGS OF LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. "Immortal, one of the supreme utterances of the principles of democratic freedom" - Printing and the Mind of Man 351. The first appearances of the Gettysburg Address in print were in several morning newspapers issued on 20 November 1863, the priority of which is impossible to determine. The Gettysburg headline here is printed prominently on the first page above the fold, and the president's address also appears on the first page. Carbonell, Gettysburg Address 1. The text of the address sits humbly at the bottom of the fifth and top of the sixth columns in the issue of Friday, November 20th; the address was given the day before. The text is printed in full, after which the following observations are made: "[Long-continued applause.] Three cheers were here given for the President and the Governors of the States. After the delivery of this address the dirge and the benediction closed the exercises, and the immense assemblage separated at about 2 o'clock." The text of Edward Everett's address follows. There is significant documentary history found in the volume's remaining thirteen-hundred-plus pages. Together, it is an important day-by-day (save Sundays) document of the Civil War, encompassing the battles at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Charleston, Chickamauga, and the entire theater of war, politics, and daily life. The majority of the issues are 8 pages in length, but 20 are designated "Triple Sheets" and are made up of 12 pages. Together, the run spans 6 months filled with some of the most important moments in the history of the Civil War, as well as the New York Draft Riots (headlined in the July 14 through 17 issues), local elections, and New York City Politics. The December 10th issue reports news of Lincoln's proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction in his message to congress. Among the maps are: "The Seat of War in Pennsylvania and Maryland" (July 1); "The Battle-Field Around Gettysburg" (July 7), these two documenting the battle of July 1 to 3 that is detailed in depth in the text of those issues; "Vicksburg and the Surrounding Country" (July 8); "The Position on the Potomac" (July 13); "The Attack on Charleston" (July 20); and "The Harbor, Fortifications and City of Charleston," full-page (August 29). Headlines announce major events: "The Rebel Confederacy as Claimed in 1861 and as it is Now" (August 10); "The Naval Fight with the Japanese" (October 2); list of Union officers in Richmond prisons (November 6); Siege of Knoxville (December 5); "The War in 1863. The Official Report of the Commander-in-Chief," Gen. Henry Halleck's report (December 12).

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        Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile.

      Edinburgh Blackwood 1863 - First edition. 8vo., xxxi, [1], 658 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Speke, engraved portrait of Grant (crease to corner), 24 engraved plates, 2 maps (1 laid down), illustrations in text, contemporary red half morocco gilt, neat repairs to joints and corners. The account of Speke's third and final expedition to Africa. This took place in 1860 with his friend and fellow Indian army officer James Augustus Grant (1827-1892) on an expedition organized by the Royal Geographic Society and supported by the British government. Their purpose was to explore the Victoria Nyanza area and confirm Speke's earlier view that the lake was the source of the White Nile. On 25 September 1860, their caravan left Zanzibar: a force of 217 people, including armed men and porters bearing loads of beads, cloths, and brass wire intended as gifts for safe passage. They arrived at Kazé (today's Tabora, Tanzania) on 24 January 1861, but further headway was hindered by the defection of carriers, local warfare, the rapacity of chiefs who controlled travel through the territory, and a serious illness suffered by Speke. Moving north between lakes Tanganyika and Victoria, and often traveling separately, Speke and Grant encountered further delays in the kingdoms of Mtésa (Mutesa), the ruler of Uganda, and Kamrasi (Kamurasi), the king of Unyoro. On 28 July 1862, Speke reached the point where the White Nile left Lake Victoria, naming it Ripon Falls—and establishing in his mind the veracity of his claim that the river began there. At Karuma Falls, where the river makes a big turn west, native warfare forced him to cut across country. Ultimately, the expedition reached Gondokoro on 15 February 1863, where Sir Samuel White Baker, coincidentally on his own self-funded mission up the Nile, was able to offer needed assistance. Back in England, Speke was showered with honors and feted by the Royal Geographical Society. But doubts of his claim remained, voiced particularly by Burton, primarily because Speke had not followed the Nile from Karuma Falls to Gondokoro. (Using Speke's maps, Baker would discover what Speke had thereby missed: Lake Albert.). A debate with his former friend-turned-nemesis Burton was arranged for 16 September 1864 to settle the matter; however, on that morning word arrived that Speke had died in a gun accident. Some thought it was a suicide, for he was known as an accomplished sportsman and hunter. Speke and Grant's successes are undisputed, however: they were the first Europeans to cross equatorial eastern Africa, and their explorations added more than 500 miles to the known geography of the area. And today Lake Victoria and its feeder streams are considered the sources of the White Nile. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE INVASION OF THE CRIMEA: ITS ORIGIN, AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS PROGRESS DOWN TO THE DEATH OF LORD RAGLAN; VOLUMES II THRU VIII

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons [1863, 1868, 1875, 1880, 1887], 1863 Volumes II through VII contemporary uniform boundings of brown half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands with design and title printed in gilt within compartments. Top edge in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All map plates present, several with professional mend to the fold. Only an occasional small spot of foxing. All volumes very good plus. . Hardcover.

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

      London: John Murray, 1863. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (222 x 145mm). xii, 520 pp., including half-title, 32 pp. publisher's advertisements at end dated January 1863, wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved plate and illustrations. All pages untrimmed. Original publisher's pebble-grained cloth, blind-stamped and partially gilt boards, blindstamped and gilt-lettered spine (spine ends little frayed and with short splits of hinges at head and foot, extremities rubbed, corners bumped and worn). Text generally fresh and unmarked with little foxing to half-title and final two leaves only. Provenance: MacLean (inscribed on brown first flyleaf). Very good, unsophisticated copy. ----Norman 1400; Garrison-Morton 204.1; Sabin 42758; DSB VIII, 573f; Freeman (British Natural History Books) 2369. - First Edition. Lyell's third great work, The Antiquity of Man, appeared in 1863, and ran through three editions in one year. In this he gave a general survey of the arguments for man's early appearance on the earth, derived from the discoveries of flint implements in post-Pliocene strata in the Somme valley and elsewhere; he discussed also the deposits of the Glacial epoch, and in the same volume he first gave in his adhesion to Charles Darwin's theory of the origin of species. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Romola. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1863 Final ad. leaf vol. II. Handsomely bound in sl. later full dark blue crushed morocco by Birdsall of Northampton, spines gilt in compartments, double-ruled borders & gilt dentelles. Orig. somewhat rubbed green cloth spine strips bound in at ends. t.e.g. A v.g. attractive copy.Baker & Ross A7.2; the first book edition, published to coincide with the completion of the serial publication in the Cornhill Magazine. Sadleir 817; Wolff 2061.

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        HOSPITAL SKETCHES

      Boston: James Redpath, 1863. First Edition. Slim duodecimo (7' tall) 102pp in green cloth boards. Alcott family ownership indicated in ink on second blank page: "April 25th 1864/Mercy G Alcott's/Book /Wolcott/New Haven County/Conn--" Jedediah Gaylord Alcott, husband (and possibly cousin?) to Mercy Gaylord Alcott, was first cousin to Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott's father. Ad at rear of book announcing Wendell Phillips's Speeches at $2.50, not $2.25. VG/No DJ: minor shelfwear and edgewear, spine sunned, some ink spots on exterior of boards, minor age-toning to edges of text block and interior, front paste-down and ffep bear writing indicating this book once belonged to "Lydia S. Wilcox"; stamp on front paste-down with "M.S. Wilcox 490" in gilt text; touches of foxing, advertisement at rear of book lists Speeches at $2.50, but the .50 is crossed out with ink and .25 is written next to it in two places. Binding strong, text clean. A wonderful association copy of Alcott's Hospital Sketches. [Spine is dark green and has gilt text. Shelved in Case 1 - US History - Civil War]. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the boards and gilt block of the King of Uganda to the front, bottom edge untrimmed, green coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown. Complete with the publisher's advertisements to rear. Trivial rubbing to tips and headcaps, pale offsetting to title page, very occasional light spotting, advertisements browned. An excellent copy, the binding tight, the publisher's cloth notably clean and fresh. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, one other similar portrait, 24 further engraved plates and 46 illustrations to the text, mostly after Speke or Grant, and 2 maps, one full-page, the other folding in an end-pocket. First edition, a bright, entirely unrestored copy of a book often encountered damaged or recased owing to the heavy text-block. Dispatched by Burton from Tabora to verify reports of a large body of water to the north of Lake Tanganyika, Speke made the discovery of Victoria Nyanza on 3 August 1858 and immediately pronounced it to be the source of the Nile. Once back in London the strained relationship between the two explorers was finally sundered by the acclaim greeting Speke's discovery. In 1860 Speke returned to Africa to confirm his conclusions and eventually located "the point where the Nile issues from Lake Victoria which he named Ripon Falls. This was the crowning moment of the expedition and of Speke's career" (ODNB). Unfortunately Speke's wounded companion James Grant had returned northward, so the discovery was unverified; nor did the party follow the Nile stream closely as they travelled north to Bunyoro, allowing critics to question whether Speke's river really was the Nile. On his return to London Speke's findings almost immediately came under fire (not least from Burton). The British Association arranged a public debate to be held in Bath on 16 September 1864, but Speke was found dead the previous day, apparently killed in a hunting accident. The circumstances of his death, his dispute with Burton, and his somewhat slapdash record-keeping, have conspired to deny Speke the prominence of Stanley, Burton or Livingstone. But "the importance of Speke's discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the 'source reservoir' of the Nile he succeeded in solving the 'problem of all ages' He and Grant were the first Europeans to cross Equatorial Eastern Africa, and thereby gained for the world a knowledge of rather more than eight degrees of latitude, or about five hundred geographical miles, in a portion of Eastern Africa previously totally unknown" (ibid.) Czech p. 151; Howgego IV S53-4; Ibrahim-Hilmy 255. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Landscape Gallery. A Series of Fine Line Engravings, Views of Scenery, Edifices, Cities, &c. &c in various parts of the world copied from nature and executed by the first artists. Volume I.

      London, 1863. With 88 steel-engraved Numbered plates by German engravers. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Elaborate gilt stamped blue Publisher's cloth, a.e.g. Fine. With 88 steel-engraved Numbered plates by German engravers. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo.

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        Idei [Ideen. Das Buch Le Grand]

      Napoli [i.e. Bern]: Presso Giacomo Palpiri [i.e. V. I. Bakst], 1863. Octavo (17.8 × 11 cm). Recent paper-covered card binding; part of front wrapper affixed to front board; [5], 109 pp. Internally very good. First complete Russian translation of Heine's "Das Buch Le Grand" (1927). The work had been previously published in Russia, but, as the translator notes, with significant cuts by the censor, which greatly distorted Heine's humor and wit. Originally published in 1927, "Das Buch Le Grand," was the second of Heine's "Reisebilder". It is a work which embraces the spirit of Napoleon and the French Revolution, and it served to cement his reputation as a leader among liberal German writers. This new edition was published in Bern, Switzerland, using a fictitious imprint, at the printer's shop of V. I. Bakst, founded in 1862 to satisfy a growing need for revolutionary and other illegal materials, which could not be printed in Russia. (Bakst was also instrumental in setting up a St. Petersburg illegal typography in 1862). A somewhat censored and shortened edition of Mainov's translation appeared in Moscow the same year. Ironically, given Heine's own issues with censorship and his literary fate in nineteenth-century Russia, this translation reproduces the fictitious censored passage in the original, in which Heine composed a paragraph of dashes, leaving only the words "The German censors... Idiots." KVK, OCLC only show the copies at Humboldt Universität, SLUB Dresden, and Universitätsbibliothek J. C. Senckenberg. Not at the Russian State or National Libraries.

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        Cento anni di brigantaggio nelle Province Meridionali d'Italia per Alessandro Dumas

      Dalla Stamperia di Salvatore De Marco - Napoli, NAPOLI 1863 - Cento anni di brigantaggio ITALIANO Volume della seconda metà del XIX secolo in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, piatti marmorizzati, dorso in pelle con caratteri incisi in oro, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, cima con ammaccatura, fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato, prime e ultime con gora. Bella testatina in nero su incipit. I volume della collana Cento anni di brigantaggio. SoloVolume Primo.

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        African Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1863. Including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc. From 1852 to 1860. Octavo. Original honeycomb-grain green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, decorative blind rules to sides enclosing gilt hunting vignette to front, edges untrimmed, new endpapers. Title page printed in red and black, photogravure portrait frontispiece, folding map, 10 wood-engraved plates, 6 double-tint lithographs not listed in the contents but still called for, wood-engravings to the text. Bookplate of Lancashire chemist and bibliophile Robert J. Hayhurst. Spine rubbed, and slightly rubbed at extremities, tips bumped, frontispiece foxed and offset, occasional spotting to text and to margins of lithographic plates, short closed tears to fore edges of sig. K2 and plate facing p. 424 just encroaching on image. A very good copy in the clean and fresh original cloth. First edition of "one of the best books describing early African big game hunting, and a necessary volume in the African sporting library" (Czech), also noted for providing the first accurate description of the Victoria Falls. Baldwin (1826-1903) arrived in Durban in 1851, "seduced to South Africa after reading Gordon-Cumming's Five Years of a Hunter's Life (1850)" (Howgego), and "penetrated through Natal, Zululand, the Transvaal, Bechuanaland, Matabeleland, and Namaqualand, in days when some of these countries were hardly known even by name … Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost any other of the great South African travellers" (Mendelssohn). Soon after arriving he joined a hunting trip to Zululand led by "Elephant White", travelling to St Lucia Bay to shoot hippopotamus. In 1854 he hunted in Amatonga country (north-eastern Natal) and made a second trip to Zululand. In 1857 he visited the Transvaal, and the following year reached as far as Lake Ngami despite the ongoing conflict between the Transvaal and Orange Free State. "On a final journey in April 1860 Baldwin set out from Potchefstroom, guided only by a pocket compass, intent on reaching the Victoria Falls which until then had been seen only by David Livingstone. More by luck than judgement he arrived at the falls on 3 August 1860 and about five days later encountered the celebrated missionary … Apart from becoming only the second European to set eyes on the falls, Baldwin was the first to provide their true dimensions and the first to reach the falls directly from Natal. After an estimated 24,000 kilometres of travel through many parts of southern Africa, Baldwin returned to England in 1863" (ibid.) His account, much enlivened by its attractive lithographs, was reprinted the same year under a slightly variant title, and again in 1894.

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        Souvenirs d'Amérique. Relations d'un voyage au Texas et en Haïti.

      Bruxelles: Imprimerie de M.-J. Poot et Compagnie, Vielle-Halle-au-Blé, 51., 1863. - 8vo, original printed buff wrappers. [5]?63 pp. A fascinating and little-known book by a Belgian traveler, providing a rich narrative of his travels through Texas.M. Maris, who is said to have been a Belgian Consul to Santo Domingo and is known as a cartographer whose map of Texas was published in Brussels in 1846, recounts his extensive travels in and impressions of Texas, including a visit to Castro's colony, descriptions of the region's landscapes, flora and fauna, the possibilities for river navigation, the realities of travel and the hardship and danger involved even in everyday life there, as well as his experiences and observations over the course of a sojourn with a nomadic group of Native Americans. "In the hope of rendering myself useful to commerce and industry in general, and above all to immigrants who hope to go to Texas, I felt it right to publish a few pages on that beautiful country, which is so plentiful in resources and whose territory is almost as vast as that of France."The book is divided into six parts: "Départ d'Anvers pour le Texas, par la Nouvelle-Orléans" (Departure from Antwerp to Texas, via New Orleans); "Courses à travers le pays" (Route through the country); "La grande chasse au Texas" (The great hunting in Texas); "Excursion chez les Indiens" (Excursion among the Indians); "Variétés sur le Texas" (Sketches of Texas); and "Voyage dans l'île d'Haïti" (Voyages in the island of Haiti). Of particular interest is his vivid narrative account of living with a "les Indiens Tankawais" (likely the Tonkawas), which he introduces with a gesture towards the fraught realities of Texas life at the time:During the course of my traverse through Texas, where due to lack of shelter the traveler is continually under the hard necessity of spending the night under the stars, I was bothered time and again by the many savages one encounters in practically every part of the land, and was even sometimes obliged, for my own protection, to fire several shots.He nevertheless desired a closer look, and over the next 33 pages Maris' account moves from romantic descriptions of the variegated grandeur and awe-inspiring silence of the landscape through which he passed, to being abandoned by his Franciscan guide within 500 paces of the Indian camp, to his meeting with a chief and his observations about day to day life, habits, social practices, roles, and structures of the tribe. His impressions upon leaving seem somewhat clouded by the idealized vision of the foreigner, but nevertheless indicate the deep admiration and respect he felt for the people and culture of the tribe:In living among the Indians, I can sincerely admit to having sometimes regretted belonging to the more civilized class of the human race?I was jealous and envious of their happiness; always so carefree, so gay, in such good health, without physical deformities, free from regret and care for the morrow?Also of particular note is the following chapter, "Sketches of Texas," in which Maris gives accounts of the region's landscapes, towns, and cities (including Houston, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Cibolo, and Victoria), governance and potential future relationship to the Union, etc.The final chapter reports on Maris' 10 month stay in Haiti. He describes the plant life, crops, climate, culture, governance, cities, etc., of the land, taking into account its history of slavery and noting:During the course of my long travels throughout Haiti, I was in virtually constant danger of losing my life ; the profound antipathy and hatred that the blacks feel towards the whites is notorious, and is apparently transmitted from father to son from generation to generation. No one among them has forgotten that the Haitians, formerly slaves to the whites, were oppressed by them and that their emancipation came at the cost of so much blood.Whites being so rare, he describes himself being continually surrounded by crowds of curious children, and he used people's curiosity to his advan [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tales Of A Wayside Inn

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's purple cloth decorated in blind. Teg. Very good. 233 pages. 8vo, 18.5 x 12 cm. First printing, first issue in original purple cloth with 21 pages of adverts at rear dated November 1863. BLANCK 12136, noting the printing of the publisher's catalog with the distinguishing feature on page 11 of the latter in two states, ours is "A: Tales of A Wayside Inn is unpriced and described as Nearly ready." Which Blanck states, "it appears safe to assume that copies first shipped had Catalog A inserted." Nick to backstrip foot, front cover hinge professionally repaired, one quire slightly sprung.

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        Curiosities of Occult Literature. [Author's annotated 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.

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        Vues pittoresques du Rhin, de Francfort sur l. Mein, Wiesbade, Ems, Schwalbach, Schlangenbad et de leurs Environs. Dessinées d'après nature et gravées par les plus habiles artistes.

      Ca. 17,5 x 14 cm. 77 Tafeln in Aquatinta mit Unterschriften in Deutsch (Bildgröße ca. 7 x 11 cm) von Tanner, Bodmer, Weber, Martens, Hegi nach Dielmann u. Ehemant mit lithografiertem Titel u. 5 farbig lithografierten Zwischentiteln. Roter Halblederband mit Blindprägung u. goldgeprägtem Titel. Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf Vorsatz (datiert 1863). Heftung stark gelockert, in der Mitte teils gelöst, mehrere Blätter lose. Blätter leicht gebräunt, an den Rändern stark braunfleckig u. teils abgegriffen, einige Blätter mit Knicken u. Randläsuren. Einband stark berieben u. bestossen. Enthält 35 Ansichten von Rhein, darunter 3 größere Bilder von Mainz, Koblenz und Köln (ca. 9,5 x 15 cm), außerdem Bieberich, Ehrenfels, Bingen, Dosenau bei Ems, Asmannshausen, Bacharach, Oberwesel, Lurley-Felsen (Loreley), St. Goar, Rüdesheim, Boppard, Andernach, Neuwied, Godesberg, Bonn u.a., 20 von Frankfurt (mit einer großen Stadtansicht), 6 von Wiesbaden, 8 von Bad Ems und 8 Ansichten von Bad Schwalbach und Schlangenbad - Die deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien unter dem Titel: Rheinisches Album. (Album des Rheins). Eine Sammlung der interessantesten Ansichten des Rheins zwischen Mainz, Coblenz, Cöln und Düsseldorf. Vereint mit den Ansichten der Taunus-Bäder Wiesbaden, Ems, Schwalbach und Schlangenbad. - SW: Rhein, Rheinlande, Taunus-Bäder

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande. Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten. Dritte Abtheilung: Von Köln bis an`s Meer. Zweite Section [Holland].

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange 1863; (EA); ca 24x16 cm; (12) 560 Seiten mit gestochenem Titelblatt und 156 (statt 157 ?) Stahlstichtafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband leicht bestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk etwa knapp zu Hälfte fachmännisch restauriert, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, Name auf Titelblatt, Seiten vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, Tafeln meist nur geringfügig fleckig; die Tafel \"Gorkum - Gorinchem\" nicht mit eingebunden, möglicherweise auch gar nicht erschienen; sonst komplettes Exemplar) Enthält den kompletten Holland-Band der Reihe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        REVISTA DE CAMINOS VECINALES. Canales de Riego y Construciones Civiles. 4 vols

      Imprenta de Tomás Núñez Amor y - Tipografía de Gregorio Estrada. 1863 - 1879., Madrid. - . Muy buen estado. 4 volumenes en los que encontramos 16 tomos con los años conprendidos entre 1863 y 1875 ambos inclusive. Periódico oficial de los profesores de arquitectura, maestros de obras, directores de caminos y agrimensores, redactado por individuos de estas clases. Impreso a dos columnas, con algunos desplegables y cuadros estadísticos intercalados en el texto. Holandesa lomo piel con dorador y aguas de época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbook Of British Mosses, Comprising All That Are Known To Be Natives Of The British Isles (In Deluxe 3/4 Green Morocco)

      London: Lovell, Reeve & Co, 1863. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 23 Color Plates And One B/W Plate By Walter Hood Fitch. Xxxvi, 324, 24 Fine Plates (23 Hand-Coloured) Drawn And Lithographed By Walter Hood Fitch, Each With 1 P. Letterpress Explanatory Text, Plates And Text Pages Printed On One Side Only. Half Title Present, No Ads At Rear. Nicely Bound By Bickers & Son, London, In Green Morocco, 5 Bands, Gilt Title And Author, All Compartments And Bands Ornately Gilt, Gilt Rules On Covers, Marbled Endpapers. All Edges Gilt. Light Rubbing To Binding Almost Entirely At Corners. Text Block Bright And Square, Unworn, Pages Unworn, No Foxing Or Browning To Pages Or Plates.

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        La SALETTE. Album composé de 8 vues dessinées d'après nature et lithographiées par A. Maugendre. Accompagné d'un Texte Descriptif Par Mr. L'ABBE ***

      Chez l?Auteur A. Maugendre.à Paris / Paris, Librairie du Crédit des Paroisses, Bayeux imp., 1863, - gr. in-4to, 23 p. + 8 vues dessinées d?après nature et lithographiées en couleurs par l?auteur, cartonnage original vert, dos en toile. Ouvrage rare. Les 8 lithographies en couleurs tirées sur papier épais représent: 1) Grenoble avec la place Grenette; 2) Corps; 3) la chapelle de N. dame de Gournier; 4) le village de la Salette; 5) la Source de l"Apparition; 6) l"église du couvent et monument de l"Assomption; 7) le chevet de l"église et les batiments du couvent; 8) intérieur de l"église du couvent. Relation d"un voyage de Grenoble à la Salette. Relation très interressante et pittoresque.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atala.

      Paris, Librairie L. Hachette et Cie. 1863 - Par le Vte. de Chateaubriand. Avec les dessins de Gustave Doré. Premier tirage des gravures de Gustave Doré. 30 planches hors texte sous serpentes légendées et 14 vignettes dans le texte. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, Librairie L. Hachette et Cie. - 1863 - 77 pages. Cartonnage pleine percaline rouge de l'éditeur. Dos lisse aux titre et auteur dorés. Filets à froid encadrant les plats. Plaque dorée sur le plat supérieur. Quelques rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in folio (44x33). Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré dit Gustave Doré, né à Strasbourg le 6 janvier 1832, et mort le 23 janvier 1883 à Paris dans son hôtel de la rue Saint-Dominique, est un illustrateur, graveur, bédéiste, peintre et sculpteur français. Il a été reconnu internationalement de son vivant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Einst und Jetzt. Album, Steiermarks sämmtliche interessante Schlösser, Burgruinen, Städte, Märkte, Kirchen und Klöster enthaltend. Ein vaterländisches Bilderwerk. Nach der Natur aufgenommen, auf Stein gezeichnet und herausgegeben. I. bis III. Band sowie eingebundenem Ergänzungsband.

      Graz, Selbstverlag, 1863 - 1865. 3 Bde. Gr.-Quer-8°. 4 n.n. + 57 + Tafeln [73], 58 S. + Tafeln [90], 60 S. + Tafeln [100] + 4 n.n. + 12 + 6 S. + Tafeln [30]. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. N/W III, 536: es fehlen die Tafel 82 des 1. Bd. (Graz 1647) und Tafel 69 des 2. Bd. (6 Ansichten Greiseneck etc.). Zusätzlich eingebunden in Band 2 eine Tafel mit 8 Ansichten (Gradisch bis Zschakaturn) und eine Tafel mit vier Ansichten (Sauritsch, Külbel, Schmierenberg und Schwamberg). Im dritten Band ist die Tafel 84, in eine Tafel mit drei Ansichten (Stättenberg, Forchtenstein, Drakenberg) und eine mit vier Ansichten eingebunden. Einige Tafeln sind verbunden innerhalb der Bände. Mit den drei Titelblättern und den beiden Porträts, wie häufiger fehlt der Titel zum Ergänzungsband. - Ebd. fleckig, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Teilweise mit Prägestempel. Gute Expl. - Tonlithographien. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Styriaca

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        Théâtre des marionnettes du jardin des Tuileries

      - Imprimerie de Dubuisson & Cie, Paris 1863, 14,5x21,5cm, relié. - edizione originale. Vincolante mezza bottiglia dolore verde, spina piatta decorata con filetti dorati e piatti di carta marmo nero, guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, cosparsa bordi, leggermente smussata superiore, vincolante contemporaneo. Libro Illustrato di 24 tavole inserto 25, così come i disegni, disegnato nei colori sulla Cina, applicato sulla parte superiore della introduzione e 24 schizzi di Punch. La nostra copia è completa anche se la pagina dedica a George Sand che scompare nelle edizioni successive. Una riparazione a margini di pagina 289 e il disegno colore iniziale skit "The colpi commerciante". Nizza copia gratuita di lentiggini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et noirs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, un coin supérieur légèrement émoussé, reliure de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de 24 planches hors-texte ainsi que de 25 dessins, tirés en couleurs sur Chine, appliqué en tête de l'introduction et des 24 saynètes de Polichinelle. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la page de dédicace à George Sand qui disparait dans les éditions ultérieures. Une réparation en marges de la page 289 et du dessin en couleurs commençant la saynète "Le marchand de coups de bâton". Bel exemplaire exempt de rousseur.

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        The Naturalist on the River Amazons A record of adventures Habits of Animals Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life and Aspects of Nature under the equator During Eleven Years of Travel

      First edition. 2 vols. Folding map & 9 plates with illustrations in the text. Small 8vo. Fine contemporary half calf, spines gilt, minor slight blemish on the upper cover of vol. 1. ix, 351, 32ads.(dated January 1863); vi, 423pp. London, John Murray,

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        Praktische Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie, namentlich veralteter Luxationen im Hüftgelenke nebst Schiefstand des Beckens, Contracturen, Deformitäten der Knie und der Füsse, und deren Behandlung.

      Leipzig, F.O. Weigel, 1863, 8, XI, (1), 300 pp., 30 Holzschnitte, Halbledereinband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe! Wie in Würzburg in dem ehemaligen Stephanskloster seinerzeit die Anstalt von Heine untergebracht war, so wurde in dem herrlich gelegenen ehemaligen Benediktinerkloster Michaelsberg in Bamberg 1849 ein gleiches Institut von Johannes Wildberger geschaffen. Wildberger, geboren in Neunkirchen im Kanton Schaffhausen, war von Beruf Messerschmied und chirurgischer Instrumentenmacher als solcher arbeitete er eine Zeitlang bei Heine in Würzburg. Wildberger hat nicht nur für Laien bestimmte Programme und Berichte über seine Anstalt herausgegeben, sondern auch eine Reihe von Abhandlungen veröffentlicht, unter denen besonders eine zu nennen ist (Praktische Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der Orthopädie), weil sie uns einen guten Überblick über den damaligen Stand der mechanischen Orthopädie gibt. ... Wildbergers besondere Domäne war die "Behandlung veralteter spontaner Luxationen im Hüftgelenke" er wendete Extensionsapparate eigener Konstruktion an und berichtete in mehreren Arbeiten über seine Erfolge. Am 6.März 1856 verlieh ihm die medizinische Fakultät der Universität Jena den Dr. honoris causa. 'Er hat sich als Gründer und Leiter seines Institutes unter Anwendung selbst erfundener Apparate sehr verdient gemacht'. Vom Herzog von Coburg erhielt er den Titel "Herzoglicher Hofrat" 1871 verlegte er seine orthopädische Heilanstalt auf das früher fürstliche Jagdschloß Jägersburg bei Forchheim in Oberfranken und starb am 30.November 1879 in Meran." Valentin, Gesch. d. Orthopädie, pp.236-237

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        Doldenhorn und Weisse Frau. Zum ersten Mal erstiegen und geschildert.

      - Coblenz, Baedeker 1863. Kl.4°. 2 Bl., 86 S., 1 Bl. und 11 farb. lithogr. Tafeln nach Sizzen von Ph. Gosset u. E. v. Fellenberg, 2 Holzstichtafeln, 2 Textholzstiche, 1 gef. farb. lith. Karte nach J. R. Stengel. Rotes Halbleder der Zeit. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und leichter Rückenvergoldung. Der Original-Umschlagtitel ist eingebunden. Erste Ausgabe. Im Rand durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of New York and Vicinity.

      M. Dripps. New York. 1863 - Pocket map, handcolored engraving on sheet 26 x 19 1/2 inches folding into gilt-lettered decorative embossed cloth-covered board folder 5 x 3 1/2 inches. A few very short separations at fold intersections, overall very crisp, bright and clean. A scarce early edition of this beautiful map of New York City. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A REPORT BY A FORMER GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE ON THE CONFEDERATE DEFEAT AT THE BATTLE OF CHATTANOOGA AND AN ATTEMPT TO RAISE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN REGIMENT; Four-page letter from Neill S. Brown, a former Tennessee governor, to John Reid, a volunteer aide of General Price

      Cartersville, Georgia to LaFayette, Alabama, 1863. Unbound. Very good. The letter and envelope are both dated Dec 3, 1863. The envelope is addressed to John Reed at LaFayette, Alabama and franked with a 10-cent blue Jefferson Davis stamp (Scott CSA#12) that is canceled with a circular Cartersville, Georgia postmark also dated Dec 3. The letter and stamp are in very nice shape; the letter has some minor wear and soiling. Brown describes the South's defeat at Chattanooga, expresses remorse at being unable to return to his home in Tennessee, and announces an effort to raise a Confederate African-American regiment. "[Nathan Bedford] Forest has gone to west [actually, east] Tennessee with his command where he expects to recruit & make Okolona his head quarters. . . . You will have heard of our disaster at Chattanooga. . . . it is not so bad as at first supposed. We lost 30 or 40 pieces of artillery & a great deal of camp furniture, but the loss in men was not so great, probably three thousand. . . . The slaughter of the enemy was severe. The whole thing resulted from the weakness at one point of our line where we had but one man for every five feet . . . it was not cowardice or treachery. The army made good its retreat & repulsed the enemy with every attack & . . . the troops are fast recovering. . . . Longstreet still [has] Knoxville invested. . . . reinforcements will be sent up soon. Two brigades have already gone up . . . Georgia state troops, 15000 strong, are . . . occupying a supporting position. There is unacceptable disinformation by our papers & people give the highest coloring to our misfortunes. Whether we succeed or not depends upon the people themselves. . . .I am not going back home until peace is made. Nothing could induce me to go under present circumstances. . . . It is said that James Trimble [Brown, Neill's son] is engaged in making up a negro regiment this summer.". Neill Brown, a founding member of the Tennessee Whig Party, served as governor in the late 1840s. An ardent Unionists and still politically influential at the onset of the Civil War, Brown initially campaigned against secession and even offered to lead fellow Unionists in battle, but in the face of secessionist fervor, he soon reversed his position and became an ardent Confederate. When the Union occupied Nashville in 1862, Brown was temporarily jailed, and his house was burned. The Nashville Union newspaper of December 1, 1863 reported that following his release, Brown reversed position once more and gave a speech in federally-occupied Columbia proclaiming imminent defeat for the Confederacy and encouraging citizens to "return to the Union." His blatant opportunism infuriated Columbian Unionists and, the paper also reported, Brown "vamoosed for Dixie [where he began] imploring old men and youths, and even the women, to take to the field for Dixie and 'Drive the Vandals from the soil of Tennessee.'" James Trimble Brown's attempt to form "negro brigade" died on the vine; the Encyclopedia of Virginia reports that "In December 1863, Confederate general Patrick R. Cleburne wrote a memorandum advocating the emancipation and enlistment of black men as Confederate soldiers. He circulated the proposal among his peers and gained fifteen additional signatures before sending it to his commanding officers, Secretary of War James A. Seddon, and President Davis. The Davis administration, receiving the proposal in January 1864, not only declined to present it to Congress, but also ordered Cleburne and his colleagues to cease all discussion of the subject." A unique account from influential-though politically expedient-Southern politician.

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        The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces Volume I 1863-1864

      Army and Navy Journal, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. 860 pages; oversized. 52 issues bound together, from August 29, 1863 to August 20, 1864. Each issue is 16 pages, measures about 10 x 14 inches. Some scratching and wear to the blue covers; the pages are discolored from age; some foxing; some light creasing. A remarkable publication of Civil War reports; some ads at the back of most issues; a few with small illustrations. Rare. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4+ Pounds/Larger. Category: Military; Inventory No: 154708. .

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        African Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1863. Including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc. From 1852 to 1860. Octavo. Original honeycomb-grain green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, decorative blind rules to sides enclosing gilt hunting vignette to front, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Edmonds & Remnants) to the rear pastedown, edges untrimmed. Title page printed in red and black, photogravure portrait frontispiece, folding map, 10 wood-engraved plates, 6 double-tint lithographs not listed in the contents but still called for, wood-engravings to the text. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Small mark to spine not affecting lettering, headcaps rubbed, light wear to bumped tips, light spotting to prelims, faint tide-mark to top edge of frontispiece, a few other trivial marks. An excellent copy. First edition of "one of the best books describing early African big game hunting, and a necessary volume in the African sporting library" (Czech), also noted for providing the first accurate description of the Victoria Falls. Baldwin (1826-1903) arrived in Durban in 1851, "seduced to South Africa after reading Gordon-Cumming's Five Years of a Hunter's Life (1850)" (Howgego), and "penetrated through Natal, Zululand, the Transvaal, Bechuanaland, Matabeleland, and Namaqualand, in days when some of these countries were hardly known even by name … Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost any other of the great South African travellers" (Mendelssohn). Soon after arriving he joined a hunting trip to Zululand led by "Elephant White", travelling to St Lucia Bay to shoot hippopotamus. In 1854 he hunted in Amatonga country (north-eastern Natal) and made a second trip to Zululand. In 1857 he visited the Transvaal, and the following year reached as far as Lake Ngami despite the ongoing conflict between the Transvaal and Orange Free State. "On a final journey in April 1860 Baldwin set out from Potchefstroom, guided only by a pocket compass, intent on reaching the Victoria Falls which until then had been seen only by David Livingstone. More by luck than judgement he arrived at the falls on 3 August 1860 and about five days later encountered the celebrated missionary … Apart from becoming only the second European to set eyes on the falls, Baldwin was the first to provide their true dimensions and the first to reach the falls directly from Natal. After an estimated 24,000 kilometres of travel through many parts of southern Africa, Baldwin returned to England in 1863" (ibid.) His account, much enlivened by its attractive lithographs, was reprinted the same year under a slightly variant title, and again in 1894.

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        Un souvenir de Solferino. Presentation copy

      Geneva: J. G. Fick, 1863. Dunant, Jean Henri (1828-1910). Un souvenir de Solferino. [4], 115pp. Double-page map. Geneva: Imprimerie Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1862. 267 x 173 mm. 19th century half cloth, marbled boards, almost invisibly rebacked, light edgewear; boxed. Internally very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author to Sven Erik Sköldberg (1806-84) on a slightly trimmed leaf bound before the half-title: "Monsieur le Docteur Sven Erik Skoeld[berg]/Conseiller au Collčge de Médecine de Stockho[lm]/Intendant de matériel medical de l'Armée/Suédoise &c. &c. &c./Souvenir de la Conférence Internatio[nale]/de Genčve/Hommage respectueux/de l'Auteur/J. Henry Dunant/Genčve le 29 Octobre 1863." First Edition of the work that led to the foundation of the International Red Cross, inscribed by the author to one of the future organizers of the Swedish Red Cross. Dunant's ten-line presentation inscription, which fills the entire page, compares favorably to his three-line presentation in the copy cited in the Grolier Club's One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine. According to En français dans le texte, 1,600 copies of Un souvenir de Solferino were printed in November 1862 for private distribution. Of these only 400 were actually sent out; these copies, constituting the original issue, have a title-page stating "Ne se vend pas" over the imprint. The positive reception of the few copies sent out encouraged Dunant to publish a second edition of 1,000 copies just one month later. On 24 June 1859 the Battle of Solferino-one of the bloodiest of the nineteenth century-was fought between the Austrians and the French-Piedmontese alliance. Dunant, a Swiss philanthropist, witnessed the battle and its dreadful aftermath, in which the nearly 40,000 casualties were left to die with no medical treatment except what he and the local inhabitants could provide them. Upon returning to Geneva Dunant published Un souvenir de Solferino, an account of the horrors he had seen coupled with an appeal for "some international principle, with the sanction of an inviolable convention, which . . . might constitute a basis for Societies for the relief of the wounded in the various countries of Europe." The wide interest generated by Dunant's book led to an international conference in Geneva in October 1863, which led to the foundation of the International Red Cross and to the establishment of the Geneva Convention. Dunant shared with Frédéric Passy the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. The dedication in the present copy is written in connection with the 1863 Geneva conference, which Sven Eric Sköldberg attended as a representative for Sweden. Sköldberg was a physician and a gynecologist, and counselor in medical matters to the Swedish government. In 1864 he published a book, Sĺrades vĺrd i fält. Internationella konferensen i Genčve oktober 1863 och dess resultater, in which he supported Dunant's ideas. Sköldberg took part in the foundation of the Swedish Red Cross, but had diverging thoughts on how it should be organized, and therefore received no position in the Swedish organization. En français dans le texte 284. Garrison-Morton.com 2166. Printing and the Mind of Man 350. Norman 670.

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        A Successful Exploration Through The Interior of AustraliaFrom Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria From the Letters and Journals of William John Wills

      First edition. Portrait frontispiece and folding map. 8vo. Fine original publisher's green cloth, spine gilt, but darkened, minor joint repair, with the elaborately decorated endpapers. xii, 396, 32 ads.pp. London,

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        Sporting manuscript Wisden's Secret/Wisden's Bible

      260 page partly illustrated sporting manuscript and diary written November 1862- September 1863 by Francis Emilius Cary Elwes.Re. Price. This should be considered as an "invitation to treat" This is probably one of the most extraordinary sporting manuscript in existence or ever discovered.It is perhaps also one of the more remarkable manuscripts to be discovered in the whole of literature. In a small way it will change received history that many people throughout the cricket world, without question, accept as the truth. A truth that I for one, accepted without question. Until that is April 2016 with the study and acquisition of this manuscript and I was able to prove that this could not possibly be the case. Its unusual qualities are threefold. Firstly because it is nothing less than the ORIGINAL SOURCE MANUSCRIPT in part at least for Wisden's Almanac 1864, and secondly because the one person it is not by is John Wisden!!!. and were this not enough thirdly it provides also the textual and stylistic prototype guide from which Wisden's Almanac evolved over the next 10 years. It is of immense importance to the early days of cricket proving as it does that John Wisden was not the sole creator of the 1864 first edition of Wisden but also that the way it supposedly evolved with the edition of bowling analysis, schools cricket and most importantly match reports over the next ten years owes everything to the prototypes in this manuscript and little to John Wisden. It is also of interest to those interested in the subject of plagiarism, because without any doubt as I will show John Wisden is not, repeat not, the sole creator as is generally accepted of Wisden's Almanac. Moreover the way the Almanac supposedly developed was not due to a slow, piece by piece, evolutionary process but simply Wisden imitating textually and stylistically what was in this manuscript. The existence of schools cricket reports, bowling analysis and most importantly cricket match reports for 1863 were written by a man whom as the diary and supporting documents show clearly knew Wisden and knew him for many years and help to prove that this ms. was the original source ms. in part at least for the Almanac. Amongst those who really know their 1864 first edition doubt in some quarters has been expressed as to whether in fact Wisden was the sole creator of the first edition. Proof will be shown in one of the accompanying illustrations and explanations that Wisden directly copied from this manuscript and therefore must have had some access to this manuscript and to a greater or lesser extent copied and claimed as his own, another mans work. To a lesser extent it maybe of interest to those interested in mid- Victorian social history because as one part of this manuscript is a day to day diary. Those interested in shooting at this time will enjoy the daily accounts of shooting in another section of the ms. Whilst those with an interest in medicine and principally the madness of the final stage of syphilis may also find interest because this ms. was probably written during the early part of the final stage of syphilis. It is known that the author died in October 1867 of General Paresis or as we now know it to be syphilis. The ms itself is 3 perhaps 4 mss. in one. The first is a day to day diary covering the period January 1863 to september 1863. The second is a shooting diary covering the period November 1862 to January 1863. The third is a collection of sporting reports to include racing rowing rackets boxing and most importantly cricket. The fourth? is a number of missing pages randomly scattered throughout. In no way do these missing pages impact upon the other 3 texts. The quantity of these pages is sufficient to have contained everything in the 1864 first edition that is unrelated to cricket. The author of this ms. is a man by the name of Francis Emilius Cary Elwes born August 23 1828 and died October 1867. He grew up in a place near Northampton called Great Billing. His father was a race horse breeder (breeder of 2 Derby winners) by the name of Robert Cary Elwes. At a young age his father inherited part of the "Miser Elwes" fortune. From the day to day diary F.E.C. Elwes would seem to have been a man of many interests. His sporting interests included fishing, shooting, rabbiting, rowing probably horse racing, croquet and of course cricket. Outside of sport he enjoyed opera, ballet, theatre, music, art, literature, and history. In about 1856 he married Mary Helen Murray an American born woman whose father Alexander Murray mapped much of Newfoundland and whose great uncle? Sir George Murray was at the Batle of Fuentes d'Onor. Without this ms. little can be found out about F.E.C.Elwes. Googling his name produces few results. But with the ms. he comes to life. Thanks to it it can be shown that he went to Cambridge, rowed and played cricket for Magdalene College, and in all probability first encountered Wisden at Cambridge when Wisden was there in his capacity as a cricket coach and Elwes was playing cricket for Magdalene college. A match in which Elwes took took 13 wickets all bowled. From the diary it can be seen that he banked with the bankers Gosling. Their records for much of the 19th century amazingly still survive and are held by Barclay Archive Group at Withenshaw. His records are accessible and can be read by anyone. They reveal much.They confirm that he enjoyed music. there is a cheque paid to Broadwood and a cheque to Chappelle and Co, both high class piano makers. The records show that he lived at 39 Queens Gate Terrace Kensington. (he writes of "dining at number 39") At the time this street consisted of expensive single occupancy 5 storey mansions. Nowadays many of the houses have been converted into flats. It can be seen that he was a member of the Oval, Lords, Princes Rackets Club, the Oxford and Cambridge Club and the Raleigh Travel and Exploration Club. An important entry is the one in January 1863 which shows that he paid Wisden a sum in excess of 30 pounds. A large sum of money in 1863.This is corroborated by a diary entry that relates to the settling of accounts at Wisden's. Earlier entries in the 1860's show that other bills were paid to Wisden further back into the late 1850's he wrote checks to F Lillywhite, one of Wisden's business partners. Also to be found are entries that relate and connect Gosling's bank records with the day to day diary section of the the ms. with the 1864 Almanac. In the Almanac are 3 entries in January April and October for "dividends due at Bank" The ms. records "dividends due at bank" in January and April but nothing for July. Goslings records show that Elwes did receive dividends in January and April. An entry for fire insurance is found in the Almanac and the Ms. and there is an entry for the payment of insurance. Lords also hold records that go back to the early Victorian era although they do not exist in entirety. But from them we can see he was a member of Lords for many years. 3 addresses are given for him Gloucester Coffee House Piccadilly, Magdalene College Cambridge, and Aislaby Hall, Aislaby Yorkshire. The inclusion of the date of the death of Benj Aislabie one of the worst cricketers on record in the Almanac thus has an alternative reason other than his records as a cricketer and administrator for his inclusion . its a pun on Aislabie's name understood by family and friends but few others. There are many other entries in the 1864 Wisden Almanac which at first sight are puzzling but can be shown to relate to this mans life, family,and friends some of which will be shown later. On many days in the day to day diary are significant entries that are personal to Elwes besides "dividends due at bank" and that are repeated in the Almanac. Below are a few that make it difficult to believe that Wisden thought of them independently by himself. The references to Oxford Cambridge and Hilary Law Terms beginning and ending,Cambridge term divides, Pheasant and grouse shooting begins, ( whilst Wisden may have shot, Elwes clearly knows all about game shooting and fishing and is a far more likely source of the rural pursuit material in the Almanac than Wisden I would beg to suggest) fire insurance ceases,university boat races, Bell's Life are amongst others. Then there are names and words that can be found in both; although in a different context. These include Bentham, Woolwich, Boulougne, horticultural, geological, civil, engineers, Aislaby, Percival, carpets, and monument are but a few. There are a lot of entries that have a personal resonance with the life, family, and friends of Elwes. Some examples follow: Thurs 20 October the Battle of Navarino 1827. Elwes's father in law fought there and received a medal. Saturday 11 June buonoparte captured Malta 1798. Elwes had a brother buried there. The battles of the Crimea. Elwes had at least one close relative (Johnie Elwes who coincidentally? went to Harrow for a short period a few years before Wisden coached there) who appears in the diary and who fought there. For light reading in August he records reading Kinglake's History of the Crimea which quite probably helped provide the Crimean War battle dates together with connections such as the fact that his niece was married to Horatio Tennyson whose brother Alfred of course wrote "the Charge of the Light Brigade. The assassination of Spencer Perceval. There is a check paid to Elwes by a Captain Percival. This may or may not be a pun but in the shooting diary there is a record of a Captain Percival and Spencer Perceval had a son Captain Perceval who fought in the Crimea. 26 January Dr. Edward Jenner who invented vaccination died 1823. There is a diary entry that reads "At Charlotte's. Great panic, smallpox discovered. Thank God its only in a servant as yet" Wednesday 13 July Duke of Orleans killed 1842. There is a short report about racing at Chantilly race course in the Ms. Chantilly was owned by the Duke of Orleans. Or the entry for Tues 5 July which readsD O'connell Roman Catholic elected member for Clare 1828. There are a few connections which suggest Elwes as the source for this entry. His neice Eleanora was married to Charles Fitzgerald a governor of Western Australia and who came from Clare. Another relative owned what is now Stoke College in a place called Stoke by-Clare. Finally there are many connections between the Elwes family and Catholicism in the latter half of the 19th century. They may or may not have been Catholics in secret prior to 1865 but they became prominent and leading members after. Elwes's wife was a Roman Catholic and after his death was the foundress of a St. Dominics school Crieff There are several entries in the ms. that relate to the creation of Almanacs in late March. As a gentleman of leisure and as a man who had some artistic ability it would seem that Elwes spent some of his time creating Almanacs. One entry in particular stands out when his niece Charlotte came round "great fuss and excitement about the Almanacs" records Elwes. Access to this ms. makes it possible ( for me )to think that in late March 1863 this was when the idea for the 1864 Almanac first drew breath. It is posible to think that there was probably a basic agreement between Elwes and Wisden to produce not one but several Almanacs. Elwes would write and probably pay for their production. Wisden would do the trade ie. publish and sell. It is quite clear from some of the entries in the ms. that Wisden and Elwes knew each other and knew each other well. They include "at Wisden's" "pipe with Wisden" "at Wisden's great cricket talk" and most informative of their relationship "Wisden did not come round so I went round to his and found him entertaining a party of cricketers" It was without doubt more than just a simple business arrangement between these 2 men. The shooting diary is of interest simply as a record of shooting in 1862/63. It takes place mainly on the Egton Estate in Yorkshire but there are a few days at Mildenhall and also Stoke by Clare. Each of these places was owned by a member of the Elwes family and it would seem that Elwes had some interest in them. He must have been quite serious about shooting because he speaks of using a Boss Breech Loader. Not cheap. It records basic accounts together with a simple statistical table showing what was shot where and by whom. (if Wisden had some access to this ms. as I shall show he must have had he also had access to this statistical table. (Could this be where the idea for the statistical records employed by Wisden came from). Along with the accounts and statistical table there is a guest list. It shows that Wisden and George Parr were guests for 10 days in 1862.Finally there are several illustrations related to the shooting. One of these shows 3 men in a drawing room and a servant bringing drinks. There is more than a passing resemblance between one of the men sitting down and Wisden. The sporting reports: There are sporting reports for rowing rackets horse racing boxing and most importantly cricket. The rowing reports are very important because of the table showing the university rowing matches from their commencement. When compared with the University Rowing matches in the 1864 Almanac there is an obvious similarity. However when these are compared with the table showing the University Rowing Matches in the Rowing Almanac the trail from the Rowing Almanac to Wisden via the ms. is an easy one to follow. But it becomes certain that Wisden must have copied and modified slightly from the ms. with the use of dittos and single letter abbreviations for minutes and secondsif one examines the timings. The last 3 timings in Wisden 1864 are exactly the same as in the ms. These 3 timings whilst being the same, are wrong, and have been written incorrectly by Elwes.The repetition of mistakes made in an earlier text repeated in a later text together with the virtually identical tables are inescapable evidence of copying and thus prove that Wisden must have had access to this ms. and therefore everything within it. The horse racing records in Wisden 1864 could easily have been supplied by Elwes. Being the son of a race horse breeder who bred 2 Derby winners he probably knew quite a lot about horse racing. Members of his family are listed as stewards etc at Northwold racecourse Lincolnshire. There is a piece in the ms. about the racing at Chantilly in France in 1863. Elwes and or his brother Dick would appear to have had some familiarity with France and French. There is an entry for Dick and Ina (his wife Selina ) going to and returning from Boulougne. This point arguably make Elwes a much better and more likely candidate as the source for the French material and the horse racing tables in the Almanac rather than Wisden. It is however the cricket reports that are of most interest in relation to Wisden. There are many of them. Some of the matches Elwes records his attendance. Some of them have 2 or 3 pages of report for example the match between while the reports for other matches are perhaps only a couple of paragraphs. Any one who knows what Wisden reports are like will soon be struck by the similarity between the reports they know and the reports in this ms.They begin in a similar style: Who was the match between where was it played and when. There maybe a few preliminary remarks about the weather or crowd or details about pitch and then its on to the toss and who opened the bowling and batting and then the bare factual details of play. Just like a later Wisden report, Also sometimes included are unusual but relevant information for example the amusing occassion when the umpires themselves did not know the rules or the "extraordinary" day when Cambridge played the M.C.C. who turned up short of players, borrowed 2 from Cambridge, and won easily in large part to the efforts of the 2 they "borrowed". Elwes, one would guess, was a keen Cambridge supporter. It is not really neccessary to study the newspaper reports of the time to realise that whilst these reports may have been sourced from them they are definitely neither copied nor precised, rather compiled in a similar fashion as Wisden would have compiled reports 6 years later. The use of the words "extraordinary" and "remarkable" when describing unusual cricketing events is met with here for the first time. Their echo is to be heard for many years in latere editions of Wisden . Of course Wisden put his own stamp on the Almanac reports just the same as any other Wisden editor. It was calmost certainly Wisden for example who was resposible for the January 1 entry in the Almanac "British Museum closed" Elwes in his dayu to day diary for January 1 has "circumcision" Later editions would have Circumcision for the January 1 entry.But would Wisden have described Lyttleton, one of the 2 Cambridge players who played for the M.C.C. as a (renegade) or E. Stephenson who was absent for a match and thus had deserted his county thus (the blackguard). Probably not. Of further interest is a report in the style that Wisden adopted for the first Yorkshire Surrey match at the Oval. The missing pages. They in no way effect or impact any of the other 3 texts. Elwes has written 3 concurrent texts within one and on that basis there is no reason why there could not have been a fourth. Elwes is a very fluent writer who makes and or corrects few mistakes in his writing There are at least 15 leaves missing.Given how few mistakes Elwes makes in his writing and the way he has written 3 concurrent texts it seems unlikely that they were removed because of gross error and so therefore it is certainly a strong possibility that there was a fourth text.What could have been written on it? There is more than enough room for one who writes as small as Elwes to have written much if not all of the Almanac on these leaves that is not cricket related. ReflactionTransformation is a recently evolved and evolving technique for the recovery of lost texts. There is a possibility at least that the text of some of these pages is recoverable. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow, but as cameras become more powerful and computers are able to analyze increasing amounts of data the day when what was on these leaves is recoverable may not be far off. The manuscript ends suddenly in mid text.The last pages are all torn or cut out. The handwriting over the last few 50 pages or so shows increasing signs of illegibility becomes increasingly difficult to read. Elwes who writes frequently about being ill between November 1862 and September 1863 is probably reaching the time when his complete sanity is coming to an end. In 1864 according to the records held by Goslings his banking affairs were taken over by his brother and brother in law. In 1864 are court papers that show his wife applying for a divorce. Given that he died of Syphillis there is a something supremely ironic that she cites as reason for her divorce Elwes's inability over 7 years to consumate the marriage. The divorce was contested by Elwes's brother Dick (R.J.C.Elwes) on the grounds that it was not impossible for Elwes to be cured. There seem to be no court papers granting the divorce. His wife Mary Helen Elwes is later referred to as Mother Mary Ignatius and after a period as a nun moved to Scotland and was the foundress of a Roman Catholic school by the name of St. Dominics school Crieff.The Murrays were a prominent family in this region of Scotland. Elwes himself was placed in Ticehurst Asylum. The records of Ticehurst still exist and although his name has been incorrectly entered it is clear from the records that it must be F.E.C.Elwes who is the patient. Ticehurst accounts also survive and they show that either his brother Dick and or solicitor Willoughby Braere Stihl Rackham regularly made quarterly payments generally in excess of 300 pounds. His medical records survive and in the dry clinical way of such documents they record his treatment and deteriorating condition until his death in October 1867.Wisden's Secret/ Wisden's Bible Wisden had 2 big secrets. The first is that he most definitely was not the orignal creative force behind the original Almanac nor was he responsible for the way it looked over the next 10 years. He simply moulded and modified what appears in prototype in this ms. The second secret: Whilst researching this ms. I was astounded to learn that a man as famous in his lifetime as a cricketer, businessman, and publisher as Wisden undoubtedly was should have left not one single signed and inscribed Almanac, not one single signed and inscribed example of his co written book, not one single signed letter. Nothing apart from a few signed legal documents. Nor, even to this day is there a full length biography of Wisden. I find that absolutely amazing and begs the question How come? One reason that may be suggested is that all early Wisden records went up in smoke during the war in a fire and thats why. But surely there were other potential biographers before the war who could have studied these documents. The fact that there has never been a full length biography has a lot to do with the fact that there are no documentary records of any sort were ever found with which to refer to. How Come there are no records. Firstly I think it entirely possible that Wisden may not have been able to write any more than his name and if he were unable to write much more than his name that would offer a sound reason why there are no written records by him. Secondly: Wisden's education ended at an early age. At best his hand writing and spelling skills would have been basic. But suppose he was Dyslexic. Although perhaps very intelligent and his ready wit suggests he was, a basic inability to spell, possibly even to the extent of being unable to spell his own his name as some who have dyslexia are affected may have labelled him as thick and therefore been a prime cause for his education ending early. Over the course of his life he may have learnt to read by his own efforst. But to spell and write correctly is a sperate skill and takes time effort and practice to master. One cannot write without being able to read but one might be able to read and not write. Thirdly: in his lifetime Wisden was one of the most famous people in the country. He must have been asked a thousand times to sign this and that never mind Wisden Almanacs and yet there is not one. Not one even to his friends George Parr and Jemmie Dean, not one to his sister or his editors, not one anywhere! Surely he would have signed some if he could. I have found no evidence that he could write and therefore it is pertinent to ask whether he could in fact write. It explains a lot if he couldn't Notes to the Illustrations Apart from the first illustration all the illustrations appear in the order that they appear in the text.Illustration 1 From this illustration it can be proven that Wisden essentially copied or used with a small amount of editing by the use of dittoes and the substitution of m and s for minutes and seconds this table of the University Rowing Matches. The table of University Rowing Matches can also quite clearly be seen to have been sourced with a few modifications from the Rowing Almanacs of 1863 and 1864 and the trail created from the Rowing Almanac to Wisden's Almanac 1864 via the manuscript is an easy one to follow. But the proof that this must have been copied is to be found in the last 3 timings. The last 3 timings in Wisden are exactly the same as in the manuscript but all 3 are wrong when examined against the Rowing Almanac. The repitition of mistakes made in an earlier work by a later work is a classic proof of copying. Elwes as one can see from the report of the race and accompanying illustration is a fan of rowing. Elwes as can be seen on these illustrated pages writes with surprisingly few corrections although he does make mistakes. The important point about this page is that it proves Wisden had access and used this ms as a source, and because of this, the essential question is not "did Wisden compile the Almanac by himself" By the evidence of the rowing tables he clearly didnt. The question to be asked is how much is Wisden's work and how much is Elwes's. Illustration 2 The second of the missing pages can be seen between pages numbered 2 and 3. There are 2 Sundays on these pages and each have a note denoting their religious significance. Monday 12 is the first mention of Goslings Bank. Monday the 19 "gave cheque to Wisden " this is corroborated by the surviving records for Gosling's which show that Elwes paid Wisden a sum in excess of 30 pounds. Illustration 3 This page is primarily of interest because it shows Wisden and George Parr (another cricketer and best friend of Wisden) as guests for 10 days on the Egton shooting estate in Yorkshire.Illustration 4 Page 28. Is this simple statistical table what inspired Wisden to use or create his own cricket statistics.Illustration 5 Several mentions regarding Wisden and the accumalation of sporting intelligence for the "diary"Illustrations 6 and 7 The beginning of the cricket reports. One should not need to take too long to realise that the way the cricket reports appear here they cannot possibly have just been copied or precised.. Of interest in the All England versus The United match is the short paragraph regarding Law 10 and the illustration at the top of the page 57 depicting law 10. At the bottom of page 57 is a list of the "former matches" Compare this with page 84 in Wisden. Its easy to imagine that Wisden surely copied this with a few modifications. Stephen Baldwin Stephen Baldwin is a well known expert about Wisden the man. When it comes to Wisden the man (I'm not so sure about the texts) he is the go to expert. He along with the publishers of Wisden's Almanac was one of the first people I consulted about this ms. I contacted him about having a look at the ms. Wisden's also requested that he have a look. According to Stephen Baldwin the material I had sent to Wisden's and in which I suggested that Wisden may not have been the original creator of the 1864 first edition had as he put it "piqued their curiosity" He examined the ms for perhaps an hour and a half and duly produced a report and from I have selected 3 highly relevant quotes1) Given the similarity of the style of the reports in Bell's Life and the diary there is a need to ensure that the diary reports are original observations and not just copies or precises of Bell's Life reports. Although invited to no attempt that I am aware of so far has been made on the part of either Wisden's or Stephen Baldwin to do this. However I have looked and there is not the slightest chance that these reports are either copied or precised. 2) This is a valued and valuable item 3) "The diary would suggest that FECE was the source of some of the non cricket information." Since Stephen Baldwin examined the ms. I have studied it much more intensively and relayed anything of significance, and there was much, I have found to him . From this many more connections aside from the ones detailed above have been discovered including some more in the last few weeks that I hasve not relayed to him. I'm not sure but I dont think he knew of the existence of the Rowing Almanac and its relevance to the 1864 Wisden Almanac. (see illustration) Viewing The manuscript is held in a bank deposit box but maybe viewed by anyone with a serious commercial enquiry at any time during banking hours by appointment. 2/3 hours should be allowed during which time I will explain relevance of everything I know between the manuscript and Wisden's Almanac. N.B.To deter any but those interested my time is chargeable.

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        Wasserfall bei Locarno. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand. Kopie des Ölgemäldes nach Schütz – 1863 gemalt.

      - Bildmaß: 26 x 36 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). in alter aufwendiger Prunkrahmung ( Rahmenmaß: 40 x 49 cm ). Das Bild ist verso bezeichnet und datiert: *Wasserfall bei Locarno. Copie nach Schütz von Franziska Sattler, geb. Schwarzenberg, 1863*. Das Bild mit stärkerem Craquele sowie zum rechten Außenrand hin mit kleiner Farbabplatzung ( wohl durch einen ehemals enger gefassten Rahmen - retuschierbar ). Das Bild sollte gereinigt werden, ansonsten guter Zustand. Der aufwendige Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Lagerort Richey )

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        Statistique et documents relatifs au sénatus-consulte sur la propriété arabe. 1863.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1863, demi-chagrin moderne, plat sup. de la couv. cons. –Rousseurs éparses, marge ext. de 1 f. lég. déchirée sans manque de papier, petite mouillure lég. dans la marge sup. des 10 derniers ff. et lég. manque de papier dans la marge sup. du dernier f. –Très bon exemplaire. - in-8 de 544 pp. ; Edition originale. Rare.Très riche recueil de documents.Il contient: -Rapport du Ministre de la Guerre sur le projet de sénatus-consulte; projet de sénatus-consulte; exposé des motifs du projet présenté au Sénat. –Discussions relatives à l’Algérie: au Sénat (propriété arabe), au Corps législatif (chemins de fer algériens, droit de tonnage). –Enquêtes sur le commerce et la navigation de l’Algérie. –État actuel de l’Algérie: administration civile, armée et marine.

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        ALCANCE A LA GACETA DEL BOLETIN DEL DIARIO DE SANTIAGO DE CUBA, DE FECHA 3 DE SETIEMBRE.¡VIVA LA REINA! NOTICIAS DE SANTO DOMINGO DERROTA DE LOS INSURRECTOS EN PUERTO- PLATA [caption title].

      [Cuba. ]. 1863 - Broadside, 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. In Spanish. Manuscript pencil numerical annotation in lower margin ("364"). Fine. A rare and evidently unrecorded Cuban imprint relating to the Dominican Restoration War of 1863-65, announcing and celebrating the defeat of and death of Dominican Nationalist General Benito Martinez at the hands of the Spanish in August 1863. The broadside is a newspaper extra from the BOLETIN DEL DIARIO DE SANTIAGO DE CUBA, for which no published references have been located. In remarkably fine condition.

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