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        Histoire littéraire de la France. Quatorzième siècle. Discours sur l'Etat des Lettres en France au quatorzième siècle par Victor Le Clerc - Discours sur l'Etat des Beaux-Arts au même siècle par Ernest Renan [ Exemplaire de Jules Michelet - Livre décicacé par Victor Le Clerc ]

      Chez Firmin Didot Frères 1863 - 1 vol. grand in-4 carré reliure d'éppque demi-chagrin maroquiné noir, dos à 5 nerfs, Chez Firmin Didot Frères, Paris, 1863, 1 f. blanc, LV-781 pp. et 1 f. blanc Rare exemplaire de l'introuvable édition de 1863, enrichi d'un envoi de Victor Le Clerc à Michelet. Exemplaire à toutes marges, d'une provenance hautement prestigieuse (rel. lég. frottée, coins frottés). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.

      Amsterdam, de Hoogh, 1863-64. - Three books in one volume. Octavo. Pp. vii, 343; (2), 310, (1) verso blank; (1) verso blank, 302, (1) verso blank. Three title-pages and three chromolithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, a pair to each book. Plus 10 other chromolithograph plates with facing tissue guards, and two hand-coloured, folding lithograph maps, bound-in. Index. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf, corners forest-green, and marbled boards. Spine gilt-stamped, richly decorated. In about fine condition (paper on boards rubbed and dull, endpapers dusty, small stain or two). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition. Tobler, p. 226 (wrongfully dating the edition as 1862). Very rare. KVK locates just a single copy worldwide, that in the British Library. Another copy, in Union Catalog Southwest Germany, is of a later, 20th century edition. OCLC 64502767 locates only 4 copies worldwide, all in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Radboud Univsesiteit Nijmegen, Tresoar Leeuwarden, Amsterdam University). OCLC 64601619 locates another copy, but that of the 1873 edition, in Theologische University Kampen. Eduard Gerdes (1821-1898). With delicately executed views of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Sinai, Suez, Damascus, and other locations.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Book of the Prophet Stephen, Son of Douglas, Wherein Marvellous Things are Foretold of the Reign of Abraham

      Feeks and Bancker, NY 1863 - First edition. Original wrappers. Published NY: Feeks and Bancker, 1863. 12mo., 4 7/8" x 7 1/4", printed glazed orange wrappers, 48pp. Only two copies of the 1863 first edition in world Cat. "A satirical history of the administration of Lincoln told in biblical language." Some chips/creasing to the covers, loss along the spine, stain to lower corner first few sheets. Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Théâtre des marionnettes du jardin des Tuileries Texte et composition des dessins par Duranty

      Imprimerie de Dubuisson et C., Paris 1863 - In 4°piccolo (28 x 19,5); pagine (8)-387 pp.(2) Illustrazioni a colori per un totale di: - 25 gouaches di forma esagonale a colori di dimensioni cm. 7,5 x 11,5 queste gouachese sono applicate come testatine entro cornice esagonale a doppio filo - Tavole a piena pagina sempre a colori. Elegante dedica al foglio con titolo posto prima del frontespizio datata gennaio 1864. Duranty è lo pseudonimo (scelto da sua madre), del figlio illegittimo Edmund Anthoine (1833-1880). Il 29 luglio 1860, si legge nella cronaca di Le Figaro, quotidiano di Parigi: "Uno scrittore realista, il signor Duranty, ha vinto l'approvazione di creare un teatro di marionette in Giardini delle Tuileries. Le decorazioni sono Il signor Gustave Courbet". PrimA edizione RARA e RICERCATA di quest'opera che comprova la penetrazione in Francia del Teatro delle Marionette all'italiana Stato della legatura: ben legato con qualche sfregatura ai piatti ma più che discreto; gli interni sono ottimi

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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      Charleston, S.C. 1863.. xxv,[1],601pp. Original marbled boards, rebacked in paper, paper label. Light scattered foxing and toning, dampstaining to upper outer corner of first forty leaves, not affecting text, faint pencil annotations on verso of rear blank endpaper. Overall very good. Porcher was one of the most prominent medical figures in the antebellum South, and the founder of a hospital for slaves in Charleston in 1855. His early work on medical botany and his reputation as a physician led to his appointment as surgeon- general of the Confederate States. Porcher's book was roundly hailed in its day by Confederate boosters, and the work was commissioned by the surgeon-general of the C.S.A. It remains a thorough and impressive work on the agricultural, botanic, and economic resources of the South. "It is intended as a repertory of scientific and popular knowledge as regards the medicinal, economical, and useful properties of trees, plants, and shrubs found within the limits of the Confederate States" - Sabin. With an extensive index. According to Harwell, "This is the most important and ambitious work printed in the Confederacy." CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 69. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 6132. CRANDALL 3041. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 8168. HOWES P482, "aa." SABIN 64157. IN TALL COTTON 150.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine, of Flowers, Fruits and General Horticulture. The first four Volumes, for 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865

      London, published at the “Journal of Horticulture” office, , 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866.. Original editions.. Hardcover. VG+. 1st Vol: (vi), 194pp + 30 species on 23 plates (one double-page); 2nd Vol: (iv), 178pp + 33 species on 25 plates; 3rd Vol: viii, 288pp + 13 species on 12 plates; 4th Vol: (viii), 279pp + 13 species on 11 plates. All 71 of the hand-coloured plates called for (mostly by W.H.Fitch) are present, many with intense colour. Some spotting to plates in the last volume. The verso of the frontis of each volume bears a faded contemporary gift inscription. A matching set in the original grained blue cloth, the upper boards and spines splendidly decorated in gilt, the lower boards in blind. Rebacked, with the original yellow endpapers retained, and the dulled spines relaid. Very good set in original cloth. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        General Orders No. 359: War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, November 6, 1883

      War Department, Washington D. C. 1863 - 4pp. Signed in pen by General Townsend. Includes the following regulations: Musters out of service, Re-enlistments and re-musters & Payments. Also written on the front "Rec Nov 21, 1863 Pub Nov 22." One of a kind item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collectorsemall]
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        Die Krankhaften Geschwülste ["One of the most important source books on cancer" -- Murray Gell-Mann's copy]

      Berlin: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1863, 1864-65. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first two volumes of Rudolf Virchow's notable work on cancer, bound in 3/4 brown leather with coordinated marble boards (spines sunned, the bottom right corner Volume I's front board has been broken away, Volume II shows some damage to the rear board's leading edge, evidence of removal of a presumed bookplate from the front pastedown of each volume). Rudolf Virchow, the father of "Zellularpathologie" also held a strong interest in the problems of tumor pathology. He presented his theoretical concepts on the definition and characterization of the tumor process principally in a series of lectures published in three monographs "Die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Krebses" (1847), "Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie" (1854), and "Die krankhaften Geschwülste" (1863-65). Here we present the third of these notable monographs, "Die krankhaften Geschwülste", presented in two volumes, the first of which covers his 1863 lectures on the topic and the second of which includes his 1864-65 lectures. [A third volume of the lectures, not included here, also was published, encompassing his lectures from 1866-67.] While Virchow made errors in this work, "[t]he timeless modernity and topicality of Rudolf Virchow's postulations on tumor pathology is based on his general conclusions which as key propositions have retained general validity throughout more than a century. They have been confirmed and further interpreted by knowledge which has been accumulated largely over the past one or two decades in the fields of tumor research, electron microscopy, molecular biology, genetics, and immunology." [The National Institutes of Health of the United States.] As stated by Erwin H. Ackerknecht in his 1953 work "Rudolf Virchow: Doctor, Statesman, Anthropologist": "Virchow's most ambitious literary undertaking was his three-volume book on tumors, which started to appear in Berlin in 1863. Like Cellular Pathology, it was based on a series of lectures. The work is most impressive... Its 1800 pages are a storehouse of information. No subject offered itself better to a discussion in terms of cellular pathology. The influence that Virchow exerted on oncology is born out by the fact that many of his chapter headings and much of the contents of his book parallel modern texts in the field." Having an excellent Provenance, the two volumes herein described belonged to Nobel Prize Winner Murray Gell-Mann and each volume carries his bookplate to the front free endpaper. Gell-Mann won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions" and coined the name "Quark" for certain elementary particles, naming them after a line in James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake". Thus we have here a Very Good copy of an important early work on cancer belonging to the winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics, a set which joins these two great men of science and which would make an excellent addition to any collection.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Die krankhaften Geschwülste. Dreissig Vorlesungen, gehalten während des Wintersemesters 1862-1863 an der Universität zu Berlin. Band I, II und III,1 in drei Bänden (alles Erschienene, endet mit Vorlesung 25).

      Hirschwald, Berlin 1863 - 1863-(1867). Gr.-8vo. Halblederbände des 20. Jahrhunderts im Stil der Zeit mit marmoriertem Papierbezug und grüner Rückenprägung, XII, 543 (1), 33 (1); X, 756 S.; 1 Bl., 496 S. Aus der Reihe: "Vorlesungen über Pathologie", Band 2 bis 4, Onkologie. Bd. I: mit Titelkupfer und 107 Holzschnitten. Bd. II: mit 98 Holzschnitten. Bd. III,1: mit Titelkupfer und 38 Holzschnitten. Erste Ausgabe. Garrison/M. 2617. Heirs of Hippocrates 1014. Hirsch/H. V, 770. Waller 10001. Band III,1 ohne den Reihentitel "Vorlesungen über Pathologie" und ohne Jahresangabe auf dem Titelblatt. - Sehr gute Exemplare in nahezu einwandfreien neueren Einbänden (minimale Bereibungen). Innen sauber, nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Ganz wenige Risse an Seitenrändern in Band III,1, mit säurefreiem Neschen-Film überklebt. 3000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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      Philadelphia: William Hamilton, Hall of the Franklin Institute, 1863 & 1865, 1863 The lengthy extended title continues, "Made, principally, to aid in ascertaining the comparative economic efficiency of steam used with different measures of expansion, and the absolute cost of the power obtained therefrom in weights of fuel and steam: the causes and quantities of the condensations in the cylinder: the economic effect of steam jacketing, and steam superheating, and of various proportions of cylinder capacity for the same weight of steam used per stroke of piston: the economic and absolute evaporative effiediencies of boilers of different types and proportions: the comparative calorific values of different coals as steeam generators: the performances of United States war screw steamers, &c., &c., &c. The whole being original matter composed of extensive experiments made by the U.S. Navy Department." 4to. Two volumes. Performed during the Civil War, the numerous ships in the study were Merrimack, Wabash, Minnesota, Roanoke, Colorado, Brooklyn, Jacob Bell, Mount Vernon, Valley City, Crusader, Wyandotte, Underwriter, Young America, Monitor, Passaic, Georgeanna, Adelaide, Mackinaw, Eutaw, Governor Buckingham, Daylight, Shockokon, San Jacinto, Mahaska, Maratanza, Satellite, Zouave, Commodore Barney, Ella, Penguin, Bibb, Miami, Philadelphia, Crusader, Dragon, General Putnam, Whitehead, Kansas, Morse, James Adger, and Fulton. Full page and foldout boiler diagrams are included with the data for many of the ships. 857 pages, plus 47 plates and 25 folding tables. Bound in original cloth with border and design stamped in blind and lettering on spine stamped in gilt. Frayed spine ends professionally repaired with new cloth. Spines sunned. Very light foxing to preliminary pages, all others fine. One inch loss to cloth on rear cover of volume I. A handsome, sound, very good two volume set.. First Edition. Hardcovers.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Rotterdam geschetst in zijne voornaamste gebouwen, kerken en gestichten.

      Rotterdam, P.C. Hoog, 1863. - (1e druk). 4to. (XII)+XVIII+145 pp. Met 24 gekleurde lithoplaten van G.J. Bos, gedrukt door P.W.M. Trap. Gebonden. Oorspr. groen linnen met goudopdruk. (Hier en daar wat roestvlekjes, maar overwegend in fraaie staat). * Landwehr, Dutch books with col. plates, 235. - Achterin een verslag van de brand in Museum Boymans van de Rotterdamsche Courant van 18 feb. 1864.

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        The ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. Volumes 42 & 43. 1863 January to June and July to December. Includes The American Civil War,

      Illustrated London News. George C. Leighton., London 1863 - 708 + 668pp Note 3 issues were not bound in, and a further 4 have faults - so about 45 issues completely correct, see details below. One of the more sought after years of this publication because of it's coverage of The American Civil War, The block is completely detached from the cover but the block is still well bound together from the first title page to the end. Apart from some minor age staining, mainly to edges of pages, the interior is generally in nice clean condition with just occasional expected useage marks. About 3 or 4 of the Fashion engravings have been nicely coloured in (see example in pics attached). The occasional page has an odd small tear but nothing severe. Wear to extremeties of cover. No colour plates present (if any expected). Gilt titling to spine. Huge number of superb engravings. Ideal for a rebind - probably as 2 separate volumes - the current cover has childish scribbling in crayon on the inside boards.Faults: In vol 42 issue of Jan 31 not present, pages 283-286 not present (but text from 282 continues without anything missing on page 287), pages 309-324 of March 21st issue missing (possibly a Royal Wedding Supplement) although the single-sided double page spread is present but out of sequence, In Vol 43 issue of Aug 15th some pages out of sequence, first 2 sheets of Aug 22nd have a 4 x 1 inch piece torn off edge losing a few words, First 2 issues of Oct missing. Nothing appears to have been removed from this book, this is how it was originally bound. Large & heavy tome - Weighs about 7 kg, additional P&P will be applicable - substsantial for overseas, PLEASE contact me for a quote before purchasing. See my other listings for more volumes of this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tony Hutchinson]
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        On the Influence of Mechanical and Physiological Rest in the Treatment of Accidents and Surgical Diseases, and the Diagnostic Value of Pain

      Bell and Daldy, London 1863 - First edition [1863]. Externally worn but sound copy of this highly influential medical text. Includes engraved bookplate signed by Henry Kirke Cushing (1827-1910), prominent Cleveland physician who served as Surgeon Major in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Original green textured cloth with gilt spine lettering, 499 pages plus publisher's 24 page June 1862 catalogue at rear. Spine ends chipped, some splits to fabric around the joints, hinges internally cracked but secure, text block generally sound but not firm with some sections loosened but not detached, pages clean and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        General Orders No. 20; Head Quarters, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Fort Monroe, Va., October 17th, 1863

      1863 - 1pp. Signed in pen by Aide-de-Camp John F. Anderson. Signed in type by Acting Assist Adjutant General Henry T. Schroeder by command of Major General Foster. Order states: 'The Nelson Hospital at Yorktown will be discontinued as a Post Hospital, but may be used for the accomodation of a limited amount of sick of any particular regiment. All sick cases in Regimental Hospitals that do not improve, at Williamsburg, Yorktown or Gloucester Point, will be sent to the General Hospitals, near Fort Monroe, Va. Such cases are now in the Nelson Hospital that are unlikely to improve for some time to come, will also be sent to the General Hospitals. Those who are too ill to be removed, will remain. The medicines and other property belonging to this Hospital will be turned over to such regiments as may need them. The balance will be shipped to the Medical Purveyor at Fort Monroe. Asst. Surgeon Porteous, in charge, after properly turning over his property, will rejoin his regiment.' John F. Anderson was a Brevet Brigadier General at the end of his military career. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Less than six years after he successfully sued the Illinois Central as a lawyer, President Lincoln faces another problem, vital for the transportation of troops, telling his Secretary of War, <I>?If I had the leisure which I have not, I believe I could settle it...?</I>

      Important Autograph Letter Signed ?A. Lincoln? as President, two pages, 7.75? x 9.75?, front and verso. On ?Executive Mansion, Washington? stationery, May 23, 1863. To Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Included is the front panel of the original envelope with Autograph Notes Signed ?A. Lincoln? and ?Edwin M Stanton.? Fine condition.In full, ?In order to construct the Illinois Central Railroad, a large grant of land was made by the United States to the State of Illinois, which land was again given to the Railroad Company by the State, in certain provisions of the Charter. By the U.S. grant, certain previleges [sic] were attempted to be secured from the contemplated Railroad to the U.S., and by the Charter certain per centage of the income of the road was to be from time to time paid to the State of Illinois. At the beginning of the present war the Railroad did certain carrying for the U.S. for which it claims pay; and, as I understand, the U.S. claims that at least p

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        Portrait of General Philip Kearny

      New York, 1863. A DYNAMIC PORTRAIT OF GENERAL PHILIP KEARNY Watercolor on paper Framed size: 26 3/8" x 22 1/8" Sheet size: 15 7/8" x 11 7/8" Signed l.l.: Jno. R. Chapin fecit. Inscribed: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by Jno. R. Chapin, in the Clerk&#39;s office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Southern District of New York . Book.

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        Proclamation of Thanksgiving.

      [n.p.],, Massachusetts: 1863 - Broadside. 28 x 20 inches. Mounted on cloth, folded in quarters, minor splitting a center fold; light soiling and edgewear with minor chips (without loss of text), very light annotations in ink on verso (visible to recto right margin). Overall an excellent example of this rare and important broadside. First printing of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. This original broadside produced in Massachusetts is formatted in two halves, the top being Governor John A. Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's Proclamation dated July 27, 1863, and the bottom being Lincoln's actual proclamation dated July 15, 1863, announcing that August 6 shall be set aside as a National Day of Thanksgiving. Though the exact printing date is unknown, it can be assumed that it was printed within the week following July 27.Thanksgiving was observed as a holiday since colonial times and each state would set aside its own day for celebration. This proclamation was the first time that the holiday would be celebrated on a set day nationwide, making it the first observed Thanksgiving as a national holiday.Later the same year, on October 3, 1863, Lincoln made a second proclamation again announcing Thanksgiving as a holiday, but this time in November, a date closer to the time most states had been celebrating it in the past. This earlier proclamation is actually the first time Thanksgiving was given national status, but because the second proclamation was widely accepted, the knowledge of this earlier one has been somewhat forgotten, making this piece a rare and important document in the annals of American history.Though this broadside is for the State of Massachusetts, no other broadsides from any other states announcing this date are known to exist, and only three other copies of this rare document are located through OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lincoln tells Attorney General Bates to <I>?please preserve?</I> this letter from Judge Foot ? <I>?a cousin to the Admiral?</I> in which he offers himself as U.S. District Judge until <I>?a suitable person?</I> will be found to take the position

      Autograph Endorsement Signed ?A. Lincoln? as President on verso of blank integral leaf of a two page Autograph Letter Signed ?Saml A. Foot? to him, 4.75? x 7.75?, front and verso. Washington, June 4, 1863. Faint ink streak and ¼-inch line pass vertically through Lincoln?s six-line endorsement, not materially affecting its appearance. Fine condition.Foot, a former Judge of the N.Y. Court of Appeals, writes, in full, ?Mr President ?" Dear Sir. Under the new arrangements, which it is understood are about being made in respect to South Carolina, the Government may need the services of some one as U.S. District Judge for the District of that State. I offer my services for that purpose, with the understanding and pledge on my part, to resign whenever the Government can find a suitable person, a citizen of that state, to take the position.?Lincoln has forwarded Foot?s letter to his Attorney General, Edward Bates, writing, in full, ?Attorney General, please preserve ?" Ju

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        Atlas d'ophtahalmoscopie représentant l'état normal et les modifications pathologiques du fond de l'oeil visibles à l'ophtalmoscope composé de 12 planches contenant 57 figures tirées en chromo-lithographie = Atlas der Ophthalmoscopie. Darstellung des Augengrundes im gesunden und krankhaften Zustande (.). ,

      A. Hirschwald,, Berlin 1863 - x-42 pp. (somewhat browning, spotting & dampstaining, some sm. tears in margins). First edition of a very important ophtalmoscopial atlas of the 19th c. by Liebreich (1830-1917), German ophthalmologist and first iconographer of the fundus oculi. Complete with 12 chromolithogr. plates (1 folding) by Winckelmann & Söhne after paintings of Liebreich. Text in French and German, in 2 col. Ref. Garrison & Morton 5892. BL London (1). Not in Bn-Opale plus 1 volumes. Contemp. quarter green cloth (def. at spine), printed boards (soiled), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscript]: Autograph Journal

      (New York): (no publisher). (1863). One bound, ruled "blank book," 20 x 16 cm, full contemporary calf wallet binding, consisting of 161 leaves or 322 (unnumbered) manuscript pages, with tables and diagrams in the author&#39;s hand. Very good, the leather is rubbed and scuffed, soft and pliable. Autograph notebook, written in German, of Civil War Union Sergeant John Michel, Signed and dated 27 September, 1863, started soon after his release from the Army. With two distinct letterpress stationer&#39;s labels, "R.C. Barclay, Binder, Stationer, and Blank Book Manufacturer," on the front pastedown (which opens out into an accordion style pocket) and the back pastedown. Lacks four leaves (possibly removed by Michel) with one detached leaf laid in.John Michel served in the celebrated United Turner Rifles (the 20th New York Volunteer Infantry) from 1861 to 1863, a unit composed largely of German immigrants. He was mustered in as corporal and promoted sergeant in July, 1861, and mustered out on June 1, 1863. The journal consists of his study of the horoscope and related astrological observations, and of electricity and magnetism. Interspersed throughout the text are alphabets and number sequences with corresponding ciphers. Of particular interest are his diagrams of batteries and the electric telegraph, and other devices relating to electricity and magnetism. A fascinating, carefully written, and detailed manuscript. .

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        General Orders No. 42; Head Quarters 18th Army Corps, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Fort Monroe, Va., November 26th, 1863

      1863 - 1pp. Signed in pen by Major Cozzens Aide-de-Camp. Signed in type by Assistant Adjutant General R. S. Davis by command of Major General Butler. Order is complete. one of akind item. The order states: 'I.The Commissary of Subsistence will supply subsistence to the teachers employed in this Deparment instructing the negroes, keeping a separate return of the amount supplied. II.They will be supplied with fuel, by the quartermaster's Department.' [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha . Edición corregida con especial estudio de la primera, por D. J. E. Hartzenbusch.- Argamasilla de Alba, Imprenta de Don Manuel Rivadeneyra, 1863; 4 tomos en 8º menor pergamino a la romana en estuche cartoné, 1º, LXXVI-349 pp., retrato de Cervantes y facsímil con partida de nacimiento plegado. 2º, portada, 429 pp. 3º, XII-428 pp. 4º, portada, 368 pp. Palau nº 52113. Papel limpio. Exlibris anterior propietario en contra tapa y sello en contraportada.

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        Histoire et description de la Haute-Albanie ou Guégarie.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, s.d., (1863), - in-8, XVII-[3]-516 pp., avec une grande carte dépliante entoilée "in fine", demi-chagrin bleu nuit, dos à nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Unique édition, très peu commune, de l'une des toutes premières descriptions précises de ces régions limitrophes du Monténégro, alors encore presqu inconnues en Europe occidentale, et présentant d'ailleurs un retard considérable par rapport à leur environnement. L'ancien voyageur et militaire Louis-Hyacinthe Hecquard (1814-1866) était alors consul de France à Scutari, et c'est essentiellement le pachalik de cette ville (encore ottomane, rappelons-le) qu'il documente, mais sous tous ses aspects. Absent de Hage Chahine.

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        Rare printing of Lincoln?s Emancipation Proclamation from Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles to the Naval Service just two weeks after it was issued ? Lincoln declared <I>?that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and henceforward shall be free; and that the ? naval authorities will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons??</I>

      Printed Broadside, two pages, 5.5? x 8.5?, front and verso. Navy Department, January 14, 1863. Stain in blank area. Toned at upper and lower blank edges. Mounting stains on verso at right blank edge. Uneven left edge. Very good condition.In part, ?General Order, No. 4. Navy Department, January 14, 1863. The following Proclamation of the President is published for the information and government of the officers and others of the Naval Service. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation ... Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with

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        Col. Isaac Shepard Authorizes Recruitment of 1st Mississippi Regt. African Descent (Former Slaves)

      Louisiana 1863 - Autograph Manuscript Signed. Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, May 25, 1863. 1 p. Special order of the colonel commanding the African Brigade authorizing new recruiting efforts in Louisiana for Bryant's 1st Mississippi Regt. of African Descent. "Major J. E. Bryant of the 1st Reg Miss. Infantry of African descent, is hereby ordered to proceed to Grand Gulf, Haines' Bluff, or any other locality in front where he may deem it prudent, to recruit for his Regiment.". Shepard allows eight (white) soldiers from Sherman's Corps to be enlisted as Lieutenants. Complete Transcript HeadQuarters African Brigade Milliken's Bend, La. May 25, 1863.Special Order I., and all officers are requested to furnish him proper facilities for feeding and transporting recruits. II, 2d Lt. Geo. White of the same Regiment is ordered on the same duty to act under Maj. Bryant's dictation.III. Maj. Bryant is hereby authorized to enlist eight soldiers from Maj. Gen. Sherman's Corps, as Lieutenants; and any person not exceeding that number whom he may give written authority to, shall be recommended to the Adjutant General of the Army for appointment.Isaac I. Shepard. / Colonel Cdng African Brigade.Historical BackgroundBorn in Natick, Massachusetts, Isaac Shepard was a well-known abolitionist in the years preceding the Civil War. At the time he wrote this letter, Shepard was colonel of the 51st USCT, but he was soon promoted to brigadier general for his untiring efforts in recruiting, arming and equipping numerous black regiments consisting of runaway slaves and contrabands.Julian Bryant (d. 1865), the nephew of famed journalist, editor, and poet William Cullen Bryant, enlisted in the 33rd Illinois Regiment at the outset of the Civil War. He served in the Missouri-Arkansas theater, then was reassigned to Sherman's Corps in the Vicksburg campaign, during which he was promoted to major of a newly organized regiment, the 1st Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). He and his green regiment fought at Milliken's Bend, a brutal engagement where colored soldiers and white officers of colored regiments were targeted by the Confederate Army. With the help of his uncle, Bryant participated in the campaign to allow colored units equal responsibilities, including combat, with regular white units. Julian Bryant achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in command of the 51st U.S. Colored Troops (formerly 1st Mississippi) in March 1864. In September he was named colonel of the 46th U.S. Colored Troops. On May 14, 1865, shortly after being reassigned to Brazos Santiago, Texas, Bryant drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.References April 1983 Civil War Times Illustrated article on Col. Bryant at

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        Cuba En 1860 o sea Cuadro de sus Adelantos en la Poblacion, la Agricultura, el Comercio y las Retas Publicas

      La Libreria De L. Hachette y Ca., Paris. 1863 - Suplemento a la Primera Parte de la Historia Politica y Natural de la Isla de Cuba. Large slim folio 16" tall. 2, 282pp.original blind-stamp green cloth, little wear/ bumped, gilt titles. light foxing early/last pages. Excellent Copy. Scarce in Original Binding. 1863

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        Appointment document dated 2 March 1863, signed by Lincoln as President, and countersigned by his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton

      Washington, DC: , 1863. Partly engraved military appointment on vellum with the sections accomplished in manuscript (445 × 330 mm). Mounted, framed and glazed with UV conservation glass in dark wood frame with gilt slip. Attractive cartouche of the American eagle at the head, and large trophy of arms at the foot, engraved by by J. V. N. and O. H. Throop. Originally folded into sixths leaving light creases as usual - it was common to carry such documents as instruments of authority, or means of identification - with two very small losses at the confluence of the upper centre folds, some light soiling verso, Stanton&#39;s signature is faded to brown, Lincoln&#39;s still quite strong. Blue wafer seal at left, with one small chip, and War Department docketing notations at upper left. The document appoints Carl Proegler as an Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, effective from October 4, 1862, signed in full Lincoln and Stanton. This appointment was made four months before the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr. Proegler (1837-1907), was born in Cologne and educated Erlangen, Würzburg, and Berlin, graduating from the last in 1859, and studying in Paris and London the following year, before emigrating to the United States. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he broke off from the practice that he had established in New York and "offered his services to the Government and was appointed Junior Surgeon of a hospital in Washington, where he remained for a few months. He afterward served as surgeon of various regiments, including the Twenty-fifth New York Infantry, of which he had charge in his professional capacity for about ten months. At the close of the war Dr. Proegler entered the navy and was made Fleet Surgeon under General Farragut &#151; a position which he filled until 1868" (Memorial Record of Northeastern Indian, p.225). Proegler returned to Germany during the Franco-Prussian War, but in 1872 came back to America and settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where "from the beginning he maintained a place among the most able practitioners of this section of the State", a member of the Allen County Medical Society, he was twice Secretary to the State Board of Health. Highly appealing military-medical Lincoln document from the Civil War.

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        Hutawa&#39;s Traveling Map of Mexico, and California

      St. Louis, MO, 1863. 2nd Edition . No Binding. Good. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. Map of the now-southwest designed principally for those looking to explore mineral interests, particularly near Santa Fe. Mapmakers Julius Hutawa and his brother Edward were German immigrants to the Saint Louis area. Lithograph map sheet dimensions are 61 x 50 cm, folded between two thin paper boards. Covers are split along the spine, some moderate soiling to surfaces. Map maintains the original vivid color outlining.

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        The Ionian Islands

      W.h. Allen 1863 - Damaged spine (inside of the book, see pictures.PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING THIS BOOK TO CONFIRM BOOK CONDITION AND EDITION. We can send you photos of this book with a detailed description . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karl von Rotteck's Allgemeine Geschichte vom Anfang der historischen Kenntniss bis auf unsere Zeiten. Für denkende Geschichtsfreunde bearbeitet von Karl von Rotteck. Zweite Volksausgabe in elf Bänden. Fortgesetzt bis auf unsere Tage. Mit 24 Stahlstichen, dem Portrait Rotteck's und vielen synchronistischen Tabellen. Hier: 11 Bände in 7 Büchern (= komplett).

      Westermann., Braunschweig, 1863 - 15te Original-Ausgabe. Dritter unveränderter Stereotyp-Abdruck. 324, XX/338, 180, 288, 336, 280, 332, 364, 521, 580, 692 Seiten. Mit einem umfangreichen Namen- und Sachregister. Frakturdruck. - Stahlstich-Motive: Carl von Rotteck / Moses / Lycurg / Pericles / Hannibal / Thuenelda / Zerstörung Jerusalems / Muhameds Flucht / Attila / Wittekind / Zweiter Kreutzzug / Guttenberg / Rudolf von Habsburg / Gustav Adolph / Luther / Washington / Karl XII. / Maria Theresia / Napoleon / Erstürmung der Bastille / Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig / Louis Philippe / Riego / Napoleon III. / Lamartine (= komplett). Sprache: de Ansonsten gut erhaltene, ordentliche Exemplare ohne Eintragungen. Marmorierte Halblederbände mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und marmoriertem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel partiell beschabt, Ecken gering bestossen, meist aufgerieben. Rücken von Band 9 angeplatzt. Anfangsblätter weniger Bücher partiell und gering fleckig, innen vereinzelt leicht randfleckig). -

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        The Farmers Home - Winter

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1863. AN IDYLLIC NINETEETH-CENTURY WINTER FARM SCENE BY CURRIER & IVES Lithograph with original hand-color Original frame Paper size: 21" x 27 1/2" Framed size: 25 3/4" x 32 1/4" . Book.

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

      Paris, A. Morel 1863 - Physical desc. : 18 p. 27 plates. 36 cm. Subject: Chapelle de Notre-Dame de la Roche) . Language: French. Original 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. 3 Kg. 18 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Fredericksburg, Va. 1863-1865.. 294 pp., in excess of 100,000 words, plus several loose handwritten letters, of various later dates, addressed to Mary Caldwell. Accompanied by a typed transcript. Dbd. Composed of several different paper sources, of various sizes, stitched together, not surprising for a wartime diary from the South. First page detached, with noticeable edge wear to first few leaves and some later leaves, costing some words near the outer margins but never affecting sense. Toning and minor spotting. Very good. Mary Gray Caldwell of Aspen Cottage in Fredericksburg, Virginia, celebrated her fourteenth birthday a week after Abraham Lincoln&#146;s election in 1860. Caldwell remained in her hometown of Fredericksburg throughout the Civil War, watching it become a battleground twice and a camp for army troops of one side or the other time and again. An ardent young secessionist, she set about chronicling what she truly believed would be the triumph of Southern armies. Her first diary was lost when her home was ransacked during the First Battle of Fredericksburg, in December 1862. She promptly took up where she left off, and this surviving journal runs from March 1863, through November 1865, when she was sixteen until her 19th birthday. This is one of only four known Civil War diaries written from Fredericksburg, and the only one to cover the last two years of the war. Mary records her wartime experiences, from holding court in her parents&#146; parlor with a room full of doting Confederate soldiers and officers, to fleeing in the middle of the night when cannon shells burst in town, to the resentment of "Yankee occupation" as the tides of war change. In her first entry, Mary talks of reports of Yankee soldiers nearby, who were planning to attempt a crossing of the Rappahannock River: "If they come across here, they will take this journal as surely as they did the one before it. If so, I hope it will do the cowards good. I wonder if they read my other one, ha ha...they are silly cowards thinking they can crush us &#150; we, the Southern people. They are idiots at this to think such a thing." The young Ms. Caldwell entertained herself by flirting with the officers and sergeants of the Mississippians of Barksdale&#39;s brigade, which were stationed in town. The attentions of so many men must have been a heady tonic for a teenage Southern girl, as she decided which were worthy of her attention, and which were not. May saw the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the battle of Marye&#39;s Heights, during the Chancellorsville campaign. Mary writes here: "The 2d the Yankees crossed below and fighting there two days after which they crossed above and in town....They ruined us a second time...Jackson, the great Stonewall Jackson is dead...I heard one man say he equaled 10 thousand men." Barksdale&#146;s troops were moved out, and their place was taken by Virginians, whom Mary did not care for at all: "[they] are, I think, the most ungallant set I ever saw....I saw a great many intoxicated." But the next day, she had already set her sights on a new target: "I should like to become acquainted with the Colonel of one of the regiments. He looks like such a nice man." Her behavior had not gone unnoticed in the town, and neither had the traffic of men to and from her parents&#39; house. On July 22, 1863, she ran into a friend who asked about her engagement to a sergeant friend: "That makes 4 times I&#39;ve been engaged and twice married. That will do pretty well I think." Mary enthusiastically repeated all the rumors of gallant Southern victories, though, sadly, they were the stuff of fantasy. On July 5 the good folk of Fredericksburg had no idea that the pivotal battle of Gettysburg had even occurred, but had plenty to talk about: "Great, Glorious, Grand news. I&#39;ve just heard that Dick Taylor got New Orleans. Pemberton driven off Grant from Vicksburg, Lee cut off all communication between Baltimore and Philadelphia and that Lincoln has called for an armistice...all I hope for is that it does not prove a great big humbug." When they heard of Gettysburg, it was told as a great victory, with Lee capturing 40,000 Yankees, and 40,000 Marylanders joining the Army of Northern Virginia. When Mary heard of the fall of Vicksburg, she was confused, but then decided it must be a ploy by Johnston to trap Grant. It wasn&#39;t until the winter of 1864 that she started viewing such reports with a skeptical eye. Mary began teaching small children in town in February, and her journal is filled with rather mundane details until the protracted fighting between Grant and Lee in the nearby town of Spottsylvania, which occurred between May 8 and 21, 1864. On May 9, she begins her entry, "We are once more under the domination of the Yankees....All their wounded are here in this town and so in our house. Our back lot is full of them." On the 12th, the sound of nearby cannon fire shook the houses in town. The next day Mary saw something that shook her to her very core: the division of Major General Edward "Allegheny" Johnson, with Johnson and most of its officers, being marched through town and across the pontoon bridge to captivity in the North. But for Mary, the nightmare was not yet over. On May 15, 1864 she notes that the town (and her family&#39;s home) is chock-full of Yankee soldiers, when suddenly: "Well, I have just now been interrupted by a most brave and gallant sight, a regiment of armed Negroes. They have been passing through all day. Oh, it is a most horrible sight, enough to make the hair rise on one&#146;s head." June 15th brought word that her cousin Virgil was killed while leading his men in a charge, and that her cousin Mort has been taken prisoner. She writes, "As for poor Mort, I very much fear that his imprisonment will go hard with him for he was both spy and scout for General J.E.B. Stuart...the brave, gallant, patriotic Stuart is no more." On November 12, 1864, Mary&#39;s father brought word from Richmond that the Congress was debating a measure to draft 40,000 slaves into the army as laborers and teamsters, to free up white men to fight. She thought that a better idea would be to have the women do all the clerical and administrative work, and send those men to fight. As the discussion continued on, she notes, "I wish no Negroes to fight for me, but it is better than to be made their equals." In March 1865, Mary&#146;s mother died. About the same time, three Yankee gunboats came up the Rappahannock to seize tobacco belonging to the Confederate government. On April 12, the rumors regarding the Army of Northern Virginia were confirmed: Lee had surrendered. Mary laments in her diary, "Misfortunes never come single; Misery loves company have been both verified, first by the astounding news last Monday evening week that Richmond was taken, and again this morning by the soul- sickening news that Lee and his army had been surrounded and surrendered. The last is too terrible. I cannot believe. I think it must be a mistake, and with all my heart I wish it may be so. It appears to [be] almost an impossibility that Lee, our great General Lee, the Lee of world renown, the one whose equal (I think) has never lived, unless it was Stonewall Jackson, should or would surrender." Later, Mary writes that she memorized Lee&#39;s farewell address. On April 27, Mary writes that John Wilkes Booth, "the assassin of Lincoln, has been caught and killed at Port Royal by the Yankee soldiers. I was deeply sorry for him. He, in all probability, acted from a sense of duty and that of avenging the South of the many injuries Lincoln had done to her...." She goes on in the same entry to pen a lament for her home state of Virginia, which reads: "She is to be trampled by those who have destroyed. Her slaves are, in all probability, to become her masters, for it is said the Yankees intend on giving the negroes a vote. A negro to have a vote for our rulers. If that is to be so, as I told Mag, I will feel as if I want to commit suicide and kill everyone else. A negro to rule over me. I think the women had better rise and take the rule, as men are found unfit to govern....We are not subjugated and never will be. It is impossible. We may be overrun and maybe we are so now, but as to the Southern people being subjugated, that can never be." Through the summer of 1865, she argued with the Union officers boarding with her parents, trying to get them to see what a mistake abolition was. She writes: "One of their Lieutenants told me yesterday that if I ever got into trouble about anyone wishing me to take the oath, he would help me out and tell them it would be impossible for me to take the oath. It would choke me to death. I thanked him, and told him that, if I ever needed his services, I should call on him." By the summer of 1865, Mary had decided that maybe having Yankee soldiers in town wasn&#39;t so bad. On June 7, 1865, she writes: "The military are still in town, and I shall be right sorry when they are gone for I am afraid the negroes will give the people trouble. I was always so afraid of an insurrection." As summer turned to autumn, Mary tried to cope with her new world. On August 5, 1865, she writes: "There is a school for the colored children in town now, taught by a white man who makes the children call him Uncle Tom. Amongst other things that he teaches keep themselves clean as the white children, for they are as good as they are, and then to learn who redeemed them from slavery, Abraham Lincoln." November 28, 1865, marks her last entry, as Mary reflects on her life just thirteen days after her nineteenth birthday: "I am somebody more apt to pluck roses from the past than to remember those that are briars that have so scratched us and that there is gall mixed with every cup of sweet. No, I should look forward to the future." With two-and-a-half years&#39; worth of material, any summary will leave out mention of numerous instances that will be of interest to anyone curious about the Confederate homefront from the viewpoint of a young belle, especially a young lady with such an elegant and composed style. Suffice to say, this diary holds a wealth of information not enumerated here for the scholar of the Civil War, the Confederacy, the history of American women, and history from below, in general. A complete typewritten transcript of Caldwell&#39;s diary is included, along with a copy of Volume 11 of FREDERICKSBURG HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. Published by the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust in 2012, the journal contains Part I of the transcription of this diary, which is otherwise unpublished. A truly remarkable find, a remarkable diary by a young Southern woman in the midst of the Civil War. Mary Caldwell lived to be 83, passing away in 1930.

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        From the Battle of Gettysburg to the Gettysburg Address, Rare Civil War-era Run of the Daily Evening Express, Lancaster, PA

      Lancaster, Pa. 1863 - Newspapers, Daily Evening Express, bound volume, May 7, 1863-April 29, 1864, Lancaster, Pa., each issue 4 pp., 15 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. Published Monday thru Saturday, No evidence of removed issues; approximately 300 issues total. ".during the day General Buford drove a regiment of rebel infantry out of Gettysburg. They retreated in a north easterly direction."This rare run of a Pennsylvania newspaper includes a printing of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Nov. 21, 1863 issue. Other issues include reports of the battles at Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, the siege of Vicksburg, and much more. Accounts relating to the Battle of Gettysburg first appear in the July 1, 1863 issue, which noted Buford's action against the Confederate Army. There is no issue for Saturday, July 4 (the day after the battle), possibly due to the holiday. No pages appear to have been removed from the volume in this section. ExcerptsThe July 6 issue announces "The Victory Complete. The Enemy Routed.Lee Retreating . Interesting Details of the Greatest Battle of the War. The Aggregate Loss Estimated at 50,000," followed by a "Graphic Description of Friday's Contest" and General Meade's official reports.The July 7 issue includes additional accounts of Gettysburg, as well as Vicksburg, under the bold headline "Glorious News! Vicksburg surrendered on the Fourth of July." Further accounts of the capture of Vicksburg follow on July 9.November 20, 1863. "GETTING THEIR EYES OPEN: Light begins to dawn upon the 'poor white trash' of the South." Also contains a column and a half summarizing Edward Everett's speech, and quoting his conclusion.November 21, 1863. After advertisements, the first article on page 1 is titled "THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY," relating a speech of William Seward: "Fellow-citizens. I am now sixty years old, and I have been in public life for forty years of that time. This night is the first time that anybody in the state of Maryland was willing to listen to my voice (a voice, this is Pennsylvania)- or in Pennsylvania, so near to the border of Maryland, and the reason was that I saw forty years ago opening before this people the grave yard that was to be filled with brothers who fell in mortal political conflict, and I knew that the cause that was hurrying them on to that dreadful strife was slavery." Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is printed on page 2.Historical BackgroundAssociated Press reports of the Gettysburg Address were sent by telegram and published in metropolitan newspapers around the country on November 20, the day after the speech. In Lancaster, a much smaller town with a much smaller newspaper, it took an additional day to publish the Address even though it was much closer to the actual event. The Lancaster Daily Evening Express began publishing in 1856 and published under that name until 1872, when it became the Lancaster Daily Examiner in 1872, then the Daily Examiner and Express in 1876. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Naturalist on the River Amazons

      John Murray, London 1863 - Tight clean 2 volume set bound in contemporary attractive and robust blue calf half-leather. Gilt bright on sunfaded spines. Raised bands and elaborate gilt tooled compartments, double leather title labels. The spine leather has a dried out appearance, but no powderiness thereby, and no hinge weakness or splitting. Irregularly ridged royal blue cloth with gilt keylines where it adjoins the leather. Marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges, shiny and sleek save for one misaligned page edge, which has been tipped in about 1mm proud. Folding map crisp and in good order. Neat armorial bookplates on pastedowns, free of other markings. Minor foxing freckles to prelims, text block clean with just the occasional freckle. Beautiful musky fruity old-book aroma with no trace of mould or dampness notes. Corners a little rubbed also hinge edges, what amounts to a pleasant patina. Bound without adverts. ix+351pp+folding map, vi+423pp, double flyleaves, engraved plates as called for. An important work by an accomplished contemporary of Darwin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        English Botany; or, coloured figures of British Plants. 12 volumes [of 13 lacking Supplement]

      London; Robert Hardwicke 3rd edition enlarged re-arranged according to the natural orders and entirely revised 1863 - Twelve volumes, small 4to, publisher's green cloth, gilt with blind decoration on both boards, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed. The 13th volume was not published until 1902 and is frequently missing. VOLUME 1: [iv], i-viii. 235. [1]pp, plates i-clxi (1 folding). VOLUME 2: [iv], 246, [2]pp, plates clxii-cccxxii, 1 folding, plus clxxiv (bis), ccxliii (bis), ccl (bis), cclxx (bis). VOLUME 3: [iv], 273, [3]pp, plates cccxxiii-ccccxc, plus cccclxxiii (bis). VOLUME 4: [iv], 265, [3]pp, plates ccccxci-dclxxix, 2 double-page, plus dcxxxv (bis), dcxlviii (bis), dcxlix (bis), dclxii (bis). VOLUME 5: [iv], 231, [3]pp, plates dclxxx-dccclxiii, 4 double-page, plus dcxcii (bis), dcciv (bis). VOLUME 6: [iv], 213, [3]pp, plates dccclxi-mxviii, plus dccccviii (bis), dccccx (bis). VOLUME 7: [iv], 194, [3]pp, plates mxix-mclxxvii plus mcxxv (bis). VOLUME 8: [iv], 296, [2]pp, plates mclxxviii-mccclxxxiv , 5 double page plates, (1 with much adhesion damage). VOLUME 9: [vi], 239, [3]pp, plates mccclxxxv-mdxlv, 3 double-page. VOLUME 10: [iv], 183, [3]pp, plates mdxlvi-mdclxxxv. VOLUME 11: [iv], 216, [2]pp, plates mdclxxxvi-mdcccxxiv. VOLUME 12: [x], 332, [2], 8pp advertisements, plates 1825-1922 plus 1826 (bis). As is almost always the case the gutta-percha had perished; the set has been carefully sewn and is now (save for the one damaged plates) a very good, sound, bright, clean set with all 1,936 hand-coloured plates. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 parts bound in 1 volume.

      Leiden + Amsterdam: E.J. Brill + G.L. Funke, -. First edition. 1863 - Pp. 29, (2, index), 16 hand-colored lithographs; pp. 79, (3, index), 28 hand-colored lithographs. Later half blue leather over marbled boards, sm 4to (11 x 8.75 inches). Part II is on kingfishers and Part III covers the hawks and falcons. Part I, not offered here, presents the pittas. Though this volume has only two of the three parts of this work, it does have 44 of the 50 hand-colored lithographs of the complete work. There are 2 or 3 images on each plate; the plates are after original art drawn by P.W.M. Trap or by Joseph Smit (some of the hawk plates are signed 'J. Smit.' Hermann Schlegel, in his capacity as Director of the Natural History Museum in Leiden, sent naturalists to Netherland East Indies to collect the birds illustrated in this early work on the avifauna of what is now Indonesia (island Southeast Asia). See also Sitwell, Fine Bird Books (1990), p.139; Nissen IVB 829 and Casey Wood p. 554. Inner top margin of first 30 pages of text has some dark browning that occurred before the work was attractively bound, this is only really noticeable on the first 15 pages; this does not extend into the hand-colored lithographs. A tight and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive binding.

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

      London, Tinsley Brothers,, 1863. 2 volumes octavo, original purple-brown pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, triple blind panel to the boards. Folding map as frontispiece to Volume I, plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to Volume II. Spines a touch sunned, head and tails mildly crumpled, corners just whitening, some light foxing to the first and last few pages, but overall a really superior set. First edition. "Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his commission in the Bombay army, but he was struck from the list, thereby losing not only his half pay but also any prospect of a pension or sale of his commission, an action about which he always complained bitterly. Burton did not permit Isabel to accompany him to Fernando Po, which he described as &#39;the very abomination of desolation&#39;. He slipped away from the post at every opportunity for excursions on the African mainland or to meet Isabel in the Canaries or England. Although he loathed Fernando Po, he worked continuously at his writing with Wanderings in West Africa and Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains both appearing in 1863" (ODNB). Burton originally intended to issue the book anonymously, and a few copies are known with no name on the spine, but most often they are as here, credited to "R. F. Burton F.R.G.S." on the spine and just "a F.R.G.S." on the title page. This pseudonym "may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical society, for Burton was at odds with the organization&#39;s leadership at the time over the matter of the Nile&#39;s sources. The acerbic dedication was &#39;to the true friends of Africa - not the "Philanthropist" or to Exeter Hall&#39;" (Casada).

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