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      - Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1863, in-folio. Somptueuse reliure en plein chagrin rouge signée par A.W. BAIN. Dos à 5 nerfs portant titre et auteurs en lettres dorées. Élégamment orné de motifs doré. Triple encadrement des plats avec fleurons aux coins et motifs géométrique central. Double filet sur les coupes. Tranches dorées et superbe roulette intérieure. Illustré de 43 dessins de Gustave Doré dont 30 hors textes protégés d'une feuille. Quelques frottements sur la reliure et quelques rares rousseurs, magnifique exemplaire ! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      - L'Ingenieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduction de Louis Viardot avec les dessins de Gustave Dore. Gravés par H. Pisan.- Paris, Librairie de L'Hachette et Cª, MDCCCLXIII (1863); 2 tomos en gran folio tela, rotulado en lomos, tomo 1º (43x29 cm) 2º (43x32,5 cm) cortes dorados 1º, 2 hh. XXIII-459 pp. 2 hh. 62 láminas. 2º, 2 hh. 515 pp. 1 h II. 58 láminas (Ejemplar con alguna mancha de oxido). Palau: 52853. Primera tirada de los dibujos de Doré. Además de las 120 láminas, ilustran la obra multitud de frisos y culs de lampe. Aunque no encarnan los tipos ni los paisajes de la célebre novela las composiciones de Doré por su genial fantasía y por su mérito artístico fueron recibidas con un éxito asombroso. Al ser esta la primera tirada de los dibujos de Doré, siempre ha sido muy cotizada

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      Hachette, Paris 1863 - In folio (44x32); legatura in percalina rossa con titolo, autore e disegnatore in doratura elaborata al piatto superiore; EXLIBRIS Dr. JEAN MUNZENBERGER Pagine (4),XI,77,(3); con le 30 Tavole riportate su fondo tinto complete della loro velina titolata, + vignette nel testo; difetto al piatto superiore consistente in una sorta di mancanza a macchia della tela qualche foglio interno risulta slegato, colpevole le dimensioni. Prima tiratura di uno deicapolavori di Doré. Nel nostro sito sono presenti informazioni bibliografiche e ulteriori immagini su questa e altre opere di Doré [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Samuel Bourne 1863 - Folio. c1863-1866. Full dark full morocco, ruled borders, monogrammed on the front cover. Re-backed with original spine laid down, new dark green moiré patterned end papers. All edges gilt. Most prints are un-faded with good chocolate tones. Some trivial fading to a few photographs, and fading to a few others. Mounts clean. Album size: 17" x 20.2". Mounts are 16" x 18". Photographs vary between 8.5"x 11.5" or 7.5" x 12". Twenty-one photographs are signed and numbered by Bourne in the negative. The other images of northern India are known to be by or attributed to Samuel Bourne. Using the wet plate collodion process, Samuel Bourne took several thousand photographs on three arduous photographic expeditions to Northern India. The six images of Ceylon in the album are presumed to arise from Bourne's collaboration with Charles Shepherd who is better known for his images of Ceylon. All images are captioned in ink on the mount in the same unknown hand. Photographs appear in the following sequence: Copper Mines on the River Teesta. Darjeeling. Cane bridge on the Teesta River leading into Bhootan. Bunderpoonch, 20,758 Feet Above Barsso. Jummootri[?] The Ganges at Derali. Small temples on the Ganges at Derali. Sodee Tal [?] Jummotri. A lake seldom visited by travellers. Twig Jhula Bridge on the Chenab, Kashmir. View on the Kashmir Road near Budrawar. View on the Canal. Kashmir. The "Duke"; the largest Elephant caught at the Kraal. Moonshee Bagh Commissioner's Boat. Kashmir. View Down the Jhelum, Kashmir. Scinde Valley Glaciers. View from the Thibet Road at Pangi. The great Chini Peaks in the background. Group of Kashmir Females. Wooded Valley from Fuladam Srikanta peaks in the distance. Village of Mokba on the Ganges. Bandarpoonch in the distance. The Source of the Ganges. Ice Cave at the foot of the Glacier. A shooting party in Camp. Srinnggur. Kashmir. Hindoo Fakeer: A native of Nepaul. The Ganges at Gangootri. Curious gravel formations on the Lagudarsi Stream. Spiti. Contorted Strata at Losar. Spiti. A Prince, wives and attendants. Keep of the Botanical Gardens from "Lambsknowe," Neilgherrie. Kandyan Ladies. Ceylon. Three smaller Gopurums. Trichinopoly. The Great Pagoda and Stone Wall. Tanjore. The Great Pagoda from the ramparts. Tanjore. Mundapum with facade of stone horses. Trichinopoly. Group of Nautch Girls & musicians. Kashmir. Village Life in Bengal. Church, Court-house, and Library, Ootacamund. Bhuddist Caves near Monlmein. Reversing Station. Bhore Ghat Railway. Fernery at Gangarana. The Chief of the Temple. Kandy, Ceylon. Jhtuba [?] Ceylon. The Great Hindoo Temple. Colombo. Ceylon. India-rubber Trees. Peradenia Ceylon. Chief Priests to Bhudda. Kandy. Ceylon. We can supply images from the entire album. Extra shipping costs will be necessary due to the size, weight, and the need for a courier such as Fedex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Mobile:: S. H Goetzel & Co., J. Y. Thompson, Printer.. 1863.. 7-3/4" x 5-1/8". 1st Confederate edition (Parrish & Willingham 6301). Not in Gimbel, nor VanderPoel. 388 pp.. Modern blue half-morocco leather binding with marbled paper boards. Original front wrapper, printed on wall-paper, bound-in.. Binding - Fine. Text Block - About VG (front wrapper with. restoration/browning & spotting to text/the occasional paper defect).. A very rare [on the market] edition of this classic Dickens' tale.... APBC shows no copies at auction these past 30+ years.

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        The Book ofDays: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar. In two volumes

      64 - London and Edinburgh - W. and R. Chambers, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this interesting and informative work from the founder of Chambers's Encyclopaedia. Bound in half black calf, with marbled paper coverings, gilt lettering and decoration, and raised bands. 'Including Anecdote, Biography, and History; Curiosities of Literature; and Oddities of Human Life and Character'. Featuring numerous illustrations. Volume I published in 1863 and Volume II in 1864. Complete in two volumes. Condition: The textblock bindings are generally tight and firm, although the first few pages of Volume II are becoming loose. The inner hinges of Volume I, and the front inner hinge of Volume II, are strained but still holding well. The front joint of Volume I and the rear joint of Volume IIare only just starting at the top. There is some wear to the extremities, including rubbing, edge wear. Internally the pages have slight browning, with intermittent spots and marks. The top corner of the List of Illustrations of Volume II is creased. There are ink signatures to the front blanks, and bookplates and ownership stamps to the front pastedowns. Overall the condition is good..

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        Col. James Clay Rice Lobbies for Military Promotions

      1863 - Autograph Letter Signed, to William Kidd, Esq., Head Quarters 44th [New York Volunteers] Camp near Falmouth, Virginia, March 14, 1863. 2pp. "This regiment is equal in bravery to a brigade. the boys are here who can fill [the] positions." Complete TranscriptHead Quarters 44th N.Y.V.of the Army, Camp near Falmouth, Va. March 14th, 1863 Wm Kidd Esq. Military Secretary Albany.My dear Sir, Yours of the 4th inst. has been rec'd. I shall take the first opportunity to appoint Sergeant Dempsey a Second Lieutenant in accordance with your wishes. I am recommending a good many men from this regiment to promotions in other positions in the gift of Gov. Seymour, but all recommendations which I sign for positions in this regiment, I send officially to Adjt. Genl. Sprague. The Governor has appointed Watson & Adsit by mistake to Lieutenants position in this regiment. Will you be so kind as to speak to General Sprague in regard to this, so that no mistakes may happen hereafter. Watson & Adsit, pass over many deserving Sergeants and Second Lieutenants, and this causes much trouble. I hope it will not happen hereafter, since all promotions in this regiment are officially sent by mail to General Sprague. My name was not sent up by the President to the Senate as Brigadier General. The announcement in the Albany Evening Journal was premature. This regiment is equal in bravery to a brigade, and it will accomplish as much as most brigades in any battle. Whenever you see a chance to make a Major, Captain, 1st or 2d Lieutenant let me know, for the boys are here who can fill their positions. I am very sincerely, Your friend COL. J.C. RICEJames Clay Rice (1829-1864) was a Union Brigadier General born in Worthington, Massachusetts. With little prior formal education, he entered Yale University and graduated in 1854. He then moved to Mississippi, where he taught school, edited a literary magazine, and studied law. He returned to New York and practiced law before enlisting in the 39th New York Infantry Regiment in May 1861. He advanced to Captain, and the Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel of the 44th New York Volunteer Regiment, leading it throughout General George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Rice saw service in the First and Second Battles of Bull Run, and the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg, he performed heroic service on Little Round Top, leading to appointment his as Brigadier General. He served at the beginning of the Wilderness Campaign, and at the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 10, 1864, his thigh was shattered by a rifle ball, which necessitated amputation of his leg. He died shortly after the procedure. When the surgeon asked him on which side he would rest more comfortably, he replied, "Turn me over that I may die with my face to the enemy."

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        Report on the Construction of a Military Road From Walla-Walla to Fort Benton

      Washington Government Printing Office 1863 - Complete with Four Tinted Plates and Four Folding Maps MULLAN, Capt. John. Report on the Construction of a Military Road From Walla-Walla to Fort Benton. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. First edition. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 225 x 147 mm). [4], [1]-363, [1, blank], [1, errata], [5, blank] pp. With ten tinted plates and four folding maps. Bound by the US Government Bindery in green textured cloth. Boards ruled in blind. Spine lettered in gilt and blind. A bit of browning and offsetting throughout. A few small dampstains to fore-edge and to the creases of the first and second map. A tiny hole in the cloth of the back outer hinge. Three previous owner's small bookplates on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. "[John Mullan was an] army explorer, road builder, and lawyer. he volunteered for assignment to the northern railway survey headed by Governor Isaac I. Stevens of Washington Territory. This began a ten-year period of exploration and road building in the Pacific Northwest that is the basis for Mullan's reputation. The army transferred Mullan to the topographical engineers, and Stevens assigned him to a party bringing supplies up the Missouri River to Fort Benton.In 1857 Stevens became the delegate to Congress from Washington Territory. Realizing that a railroad was unlikely at any time in the near future, he pushed for construction of a military road from the head of navigation at Fort Benton to the Walla Walla Valley. Congress made an appropriation of $100,000, and Stevens successfully lobbied for Mullan's appointment to head the project.On arriving in the territory Mullan found himself in the middle of a war occasioned by the defeat of Colonel Edward Steptoe's command. Mullan was attached to the punitive expedition of Colonel George Wright as an aide and topographical engineer and participated in that capacity at the battles of Four Lakes and Spokane Plain near present Spokane in 1858. With the Indians subdued, but in some cases still hostile, Mullan began his road building the next year, proceeding north from Walla Walla to Lake Coeur d'Alene, then turning east toward Fort Benton, retracing the route he had explored during the railroad survey. Additional appropriations allowed Mullan to complete the more than 600-mile route by 1863, although wagons had begun to move over the road well before completion. The road represented a major engineering effort for which Mullan deservedly received high praise (and a promotion to captain in 1862); Mullan produced two major reports and an immigrant guide during this period, 'Topographical Memoir of Colonel Wright's Campaign' (1859), 'Report on the Construction of a Military Road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Benton' (1863), and 'Miners' and Travelers' Guide . . . via the Missouri and Columbia Rivers' (1865)." (American National Biography Online). Graff 2932. Howes M884. Sabin 51275. HBS 64861. $1,850 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Official Reports on the Church Congress Meetings, 1863-1912

      12 1863 - The official reports on the meetings of the Church Congress through the years 1863 to 1912, held at various locations across England. Includes the years 1863 Manchester, 1864 Bristol, 1865 Norwich, 1866 York, 1867 Wolverhampton, 1868 Dublin, 1869 Liverpool, 1870 Southampton, 1871 Nottingham, 1872 Leeds, 1873 Bath, 1874 Brighton, 1875 Stoke-Upon-Trent, 1876 Plymouth, 1877 Croydon, 1878 Sheffield, 1879 Swansea, 1880 Leicester, 1881 Newcastle-On-Tyne, 1882 Derby, 1883 Reading, 1884 Carlisle, 1885 Portsmouth, 1886 Wakefield, 1887Wolverhampton, 1888 Manchester, 1890 Hull, 1891 Rhyl, 1892 Folkestone, 1893 Birmingham, 1894 Exeter, 1895 Norwich, 1896 Shrewsbury, 1897 Nottingham, 1899 London, 1901 Brighton, 1902 Northampton, 1903 Bristol, 1904 Liverpool, 1905 Weymouth, 1906 Barrow-In-Furness, 1907 Great Yarmouth, 1908 Manchester, 1909 Swansea, 1910 Cambridge, 1911 Stoke-On-Trent, and 1912 Middlesbrough. One folding table of 'subjects discussed at Church Congress during ten years, viz. , 1896 to 1905' to the 1905 volume. Ink binder's stamps of Bemrose, Derby, to several volumes. With Church Congress advertisement catalogues and pages in many volumes. One gilt crested frontboard for the year 1880. Forty seven volumes complete in themselves, running from 1863 to 1912 butmissing the years 1889, 1898 and 1900. Church Congress is an annual meeting of members of the Church of England, lay and clerical, to discuss matters religious, moral or social, in which the church is interested. It has no legislative authority, and there is no voting on the questions discussed. The first congress was held in 1861 in the hall of Kings College, Cambridge, and was the outcome of the revival of convocation in 1852. From 1879 the congress included an Ecclesiastical and Educational Art Exhibition. The congress is under the presidency of the bishop in whose diocese it happens to be held. The meetings of the congress have been mainly remarkable as illustrating the wide divergences of opinion and practice in the Church of England, no less than the broad spirit of tolerance which has made this possible and honorably differentiates these meetings from so many ecclesiastical assemblies of the past. The congress of 1908 was especially distinguished, not only for the expression of diametrically opposed views on such questions as the sacrifice of the mass or the higher criticism, but for the very large proportion of time given to the discussion of the attitude of the Church towards socialism and kindred subjects. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally generally sound although rubbed, with occasional loss to the leather, including a few spine labels. Three joints are starting, four are cracked, and one board is held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and generally very clean, with some instances of light scattered spotting, usually largely confined to the first and last few pages of those volumes. St Michael and all Angels Theological College Aberdarelabels and ink stamps throughout. Two copperplate ink signatures of W. S. Dewinton, one dated 1891. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Prince Consort's Farms an Agricultural Memoir

      Longmans, Green, London 1863 - Book measures 11 x 8 3/4 inches, collation, [10],276pp, illustrated. Bound in buckram. Rebacked retaining the original boards, with Crown Crest on top board. Boards rubbed, faded, with some staining, library number on spine. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, Royal Agricultural Society Bookplate on fixed endpaper, some finger marking, pages in good clean condition. A good solid copy, of a rare first edition. A17 Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA FORZA DEL DESTINO. Opera in quatttro atti. Musica del maestro Cav. Poesia di F.M. Piave. Rappesentata per la prima volta al Teatro Imperiale Italiano di Pietroburgo il 10 Novembre 1862. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Partitura.

      Tito di Gio. Ricordi, Milano - 34'5x26, port. (óx. y sello), 1h, 315p (manchas de óx, mancha de hum. creciente en esquina superior interna desde p.160, págs. 260-287 levemente tostadas, margen lateral roz. p.315 al final). Hol. muy roz. por cantos laterales, merma en plano post. - Primera edición, rara. Sólo conocemos otro ejemplar que haya salido a la venta (Sotheby's: subasta L08408, lote 128) La primera hoja contiene la lista de personajes e intérpretes: Barbot, Graziani, Tamberlick, Nantier-Didié, Angelini y De Bassini. (1863)

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        Le Desert de Suez: Cinq Mois dans L'Isthme

      Paris - Hetzel Collection 1863 - An account of the time that landscape artist Narcisse Berchere spent in Suez. Features a fold-out colour map of Isthmus to the rear. With armorial bookplate dated Paris 1834 to front pastedown. Narcisse Berchre was commissioned by Ferdinand de Lesseps to make a visual record of the first phase of the construction of the Suez Canal. To this end, he spent five months in the Isthmus, from November 1861 to March 1862. He is said, by his first biographer, Bernard Prost to have completed an 'album', containing 68 plans, drawings and watercolours. This 'album' was given by Berchre to Ferdinand de Lesseps, who then presented it to Emperor Napoleon III, via the Duc de Bassano. It was held at the Palais des Tuileries in Paris, where it is believed to have perished, when the Palace was burned down in 1871, at the time of the Commune. Fortunately, Narcisse Berchre also gave a verbal account of his experiences in a book, published by Jules Hetzel in 1863, Le Dsert de Suez: cinq mois dans l'Isthme. Condition: In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, very good with just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, with just occasional light spottingand occasional dusting to the top edge, not affecting the text. Ink inscription to half-title. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror. New Series. Volumes VIII-XV, XVIII-XXI. January 1863 - December 1866, January 1868 - December 1869.

      Published for the Proprietor, Bro. Wm. Smith 1863-1869, London - Four of the six bound volumes have a moderate degree of old mould stains at the endpapers and to the margins of the first few and last few leaves. The text is still completely readable, and it is still overall a good set for all except those with a particular antipathy to any sign of mould. Gutters broken at rear hinges on two volumes. The leather is still strong and supple. A few 3/8" superficial chips and scrapes to leather spines. Moderate rubbing and some small losses to marbled paper on boards of some volumes.; Twelve volumes bound in six. An almost complete run from 1863 to 1869, lacking the two volumes for the year 1867. Half leather and marbled boards. Page dimensions: 283 x 200mm. ; 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. - 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      GAUME FRERES ET J. DUPREY 1863 - R200009683: 575 + 893 + 628 + 704 + 627 + 542 pages. In-8 Broché. A relier. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 100-PHILOSOPHIE ET DISCIPLINES CONNEXES [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Topographische Karte der Schweiz. Vermessen und herausgegeben auf Befehl der eidgenössischen Behörden.

      Bern, 1833-1863 - 61 x 45 cm, 1 gestoch. Titelbl., 25 gestochene Doppelblatt grosse Karten, Rotes HLdr.der Zeit mit golgeprägt. Deckelschild, Deckel mit kreisrundem (12 cm) Wärmeverzug des Ueberzugsleinens. Einige Karten wenig stockig, insgesamt ein schönes Exemplar. Beiliegend: Dufour, G.-H., La topographie de la Suisse 1832-1864, Histoire de la carte Dufour, Bern, Stämpfli, 1898., Gr.8°, Fronti., (V) 270 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Tafeln. OLwd. goldgepr., marmor. Schnitt. (Kleiner Fleck über Kapital u. Frontdeckel, min. berieben, sehr schönes Exemplar.) M. einer Reproduktion d. Photogravure v. Ary Scheffer 1852. M. zahlr. Reproduktionen div. Karten. Text frz.Auf einer der Karten die Uebersichtskarte und auf einer zweiten die «Höhen der vorzüglichsten Punkte».Die Dufour-Karte basiert auf Vermessungen der Kantone und der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft und wurde in den Jahren 1845 bis 1865 vom Eidgenössischen Topographischen Bureau unter der Leitung von Guillaume-Henri Dufour herausgegeben.Die Originalaufnahmen für die Dufourkarte wurden im Massstab 1:25000 (im Flachland) und 1:50000 (im Gebirge) erstellt. Die Publikation erfolgte jedoch im Massstab 1:100000, wobei das Gebiet der Schweiz auf 25 Blätter verteilt wurde. Das bergige Gelände wird auf der Dufourkarte mit Schattenschraffen dargestellt, wodurch es besonders plastisch erscheint. Diese so genannte «Schweizer Manier» erntete viel Lob und brachte dem Topographischen Bureau mehrere internationale Auszeichnungen ein. 3100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to his friend and patron, Oskar Grohe

      - Wolf's cantata, Christnacht, to a text by August Graf von Platen- Hallermünde, was first performed under the noted Austrian conductor Felix Weingartner (1863-1942) on April 9, 1891 in Mannheim, "the last concert to be conducted by Weingartner at Mannheim before he left to take up an appointment with the Berlin Opera." Walker: Hugo Wolf, p. 285. Apparently conceived as the composer's "answer to Bach's Christmas Oratorio." ". The first sketches for the work are dated Christmas Eve 1886. In a letter to Oskar Grohe (26 February 1891), Wolf wrote that he had conceived the composition as a portrait of Christ's personality in two manifestations, the child and the ‘Weltüberwinders’, or hero who overcame the world. At the end, these themes and other musical ideas merge and unfold ‘with tongues of flame the dogma of God made man and of salvation’, he told Grohe, adding that if the execution did not keep pace with the concept it was ‘nobody's fault but my own’. Christnacht has much to commend it and many admirable effects in the lengthy orchestral introduction alone. But Wolf being neo-Bachian/Lisztian in huge brass- laden choruses is Wolf being bombastic, especially in the chorus of believers (Platen indicates shepherds here, but this was insufficiently solemn for his purposes, so Wolf told Grohe, hence their new designation as ‘Gläubigen’) and the final chorus, and the work is in consequence not an unmitigated success." Wolf "intensified the expressive vocabulary of the lied by means of extended tonality and post-Wagnerian declamation while retaining the defining elements of the song tradition he had inherited from Schubert and Schumann. Profoundly responsive to poetry, he incorporated detailed readings of his chosen poems in the compositional decisions he made about every aspect of song: harmonic nuances, tonal form, melodic design, vocal declamation, pianistic texture, the relationship of voice to piano, etc. Seeking an art ‘written with blood’, he went below the surface of poetry – even where his musical purposes were inevitably distinct from the poet's – in order to recreate it in music of remarkable intensity, written, as he once proclaimed, for epicures, not amateurs." Eric Sams and Susan Youens in Grove online 2 pp. Octavo. Dated April 1, 1891. In German (with translation). Regarding the forthcoming first performance of his cantata, Christnacht."Please be so kind as to let me know directly, or through Weingartner, if the orchestral rehearsals of Christnacht have already started and how they have gone so far. Please also send word as to when the dress rehearsal is scheduled. If only you could get Weingartner to write me a note!"

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        Awhile We Walk The World.[Hand-colored Cuala Press Print, framed].

      Cuala Press [Dublin. Ireland; undated]. - An attractive, framed copy of a scarce Cuala Press print/broadside with a handcolored woodcut illustration with "BE" monogram. Size of (approx.) 50-40 year old frame is 15 x 15", flat black 3/4" wood with glass front, wire hanger, corrugated cardboard backing & masking tape on back of frame. Size of colored print/broadside in frame is (approx.) 13 3/4 x 13 3/4"; size of woodcut image with black border is 10 x 7" (tall); finely handcolored in watercolors, featuring light blue to yellowish sky & horizon with 3 birds in flight, distant mountain tops in black outline in clear blue, patchwork fields in black outline in shades of green & yellow, black, with a dark grove of evergreens in left; fore ground shows a 6" nearly bare twisted tree in black outline & tan, piled rock fences in shades of gray, green grass, road & rock in black outline in front right. BE or BC/M E monogram in lower left supposedly associated with Bea Elvery (Beatrice Campbell), Lady Glenavy; Beatrice Moss Elvery (1863-1968). The Susan L. Mitchell text in woodcut upper case lettering reads: "Awhile we walk the World on its wide roads and narrow ways and they pass by, the countless shadowy groups of nights and days". Under this at left & right: Cuala Press Susan L. Mitchell. Paper shows slight age tanning, a small paper surface (abrasion-like) defect right above the word "its", 2 barely visible "lines" in upper right margin (paper defects, not damage). This is a very scarce Cuala Press item. Regarding the Cuala Press handcolored prints: "Hand Coloured Prints. The long series of hand-colored prints was issued from 1906 onwards. Many of the earlier issues were from drawings by Jack B. Yeats. The final list of prints (c. 1939) was issued from Baggot Street and used at Palmerston Road with a paste-on address. This advertises 97 different prints. " ("The Dun Emer Press, Later The Cuala Press" By Liam Miller With a Preface by Michael B. Yeats. The Dolmen Press, Dublin, Ireland, 1973). For more on Susan L. Mitchell see: "Red-headed rebel: Susan L. Mitchell, poet and mystic of the Irish cultural renaissance" by Hilary Pyle, (& R. M. Kain, Susan L. Mitchell (Lewisburg, 1972); and for Lady Glenavy: Bowe, N Gordon The art of Beatrice Elvery, Lady Glenavy (1883-1970), Vol 11 (1995) 168 [Irish Arts Review] & in Gifford Lewis, "The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press", Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland, 1994. Framed, colored print; sold as a decorative/illustrated item; sealed in a glass fronted frame. Weight: 2 lbs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Remarkable Adventurers and Unrevealed Mysteries.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1863 - 2 volumes octavo (195 × 128 mm) original purple embossed cloth, title gilt to spines. Slightly rubbed and soiled, front hinges starting, light toning, but overall a very good set. Frontispiece to each. First edition. Brief lives of unusual characters including Cagliostro, Kaspar Hauser, the Chevalier d'Eon, the Man in the Iron Mask, Count St. Germain and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Wraxall was a miscellaneous writer with a penchant for military subjects, he served as an assistant-commissary during the Crimean Campaign, which experiences he wrote up in his Camp Life: Passages from the Story of a Contingent of 1860. Probably his most important historical work was The Life and Times of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway, in which he published new evidence relating to the Queen's innocence. He was also the author of "several entertaining novels" (DNB) including the "sensation novel" Only a Woman on the theme of bigamy. Uncommon, COPAC has BL only. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Crónica del viaje de SS. MM y AA. RR., á las provincias de Andalucía en 1862.

      Eduardo Gautier, editor. Imprenta de la Revista Médica, Sevilla 1863 - 28 cm. Holandesa piel época. Nervios. Dorados lomo. (El viaje incluye la visita a Murcia y Cartagena). Portada en color y 17 litografías tintadas de la imprenta Alemana de Cádiz, una de ella a doble página (entrada en Cádiz). Buen ejemplar. IX- 492 pp. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die allgemeine chirurgische Pathologie und Therapie in fünfzig Vorlesungen. Ein Handbuch für Studierende und Aerzte

      Georg Reimer, Berlin 1863 - xx, 712 pp. 77 woodcut-engravings in text. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (corners bumped), inner front hinge broken but firm, minor browning to text. ---- Garrison-Morton 5608; Heirs of Hippocrates 1952; Norman 235. - FIRST EDITION. "Billroth, the founder of the Vienna School of Surgery, may also be called the founder of abdominal surgery" (Norman). Two operations for cancer of the stomach were named Billroth I and II, after his work. He was one of the first to introduce the discipline of antisepsis into the Continental operating room. This important work was translated into 10 languages. -- Erste Ausgabe von Billroths bahnbrechendem Werk, das ihm den Ruf eines der besten Chirurgen seiner Epoche einbrachte. Das Werk erlebte zahlreiche Auflagen und wurde in zehn Fremdsprachen übersetzt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Cumberland County Pennsylvania PA 1863 - On offer is an important archive of sixteen [16] letters, nine of which are dated from the Civil War, with war content and of particular note being a June 1863 letter regarding the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania, one later 1894 postcard and two Leer calling cards. All of the letters were written to Peter Leer, a young boy or young man who lived in York Springs, Pennsylvania in Adams County, just north of Gettysburg. A photograph of Leer, later in life, with his wife, is included with this group. Most of the letters appear to have been written by Delilah Jones, who lived in Cumberland County, probably somewhere between Shippensburg and Carlisle. Here are some snippets: June 21, 1863 "I have come back on account of the rebels coming. There was a grate time here on Tusday the news come that the rebels whare at Shippensburg. Sutch a time I never saw. all the men took thare horses and went to the mountains. They left the women at home to take care of themselves.I was not afraid. they said they would be here on Wednesday afternoon. Lizzie Gaymon and I went to the bottom rode to see them coming but whe whare disapointed .thare were five men come from Franklin Co they brought ten horses with them. last night thare was a man come with eight horses. he lives too miles from greencastle the rebels are encamped neer thare they are taking hundreds of horses up there. I dont think they will come here.I want you to answer this right away.and tell me.wether the people are scared about the rebels coming.I think you need not bee uneasy they will hardly get over there." Other letters written in the Spring of 1864 note a renewed fear that the rebels will invade again and another dated July 24, 1864 which references Early's movement into Pennsylvania that summer. Another war dated letter references a local soldier who was killed at Petersburg and the end of the war. The letters also discuss farm life, making apple butter, the apple and peach crops, bad conditions of the roads. All of the letters have their original envelopes. Some envelopes have some age discoloration, but overall the letters are in excellent condition. Here are notes regarding Peter Leer's Civil War service: 103rd Regiment was organized on February 24, 1862, under Col. Theodore F. Lehman, and was reorganized in March, 1865, when Company A's eighty-eight officers and men, from Franklin County, became connected with it. The war having closed, the regiment was mustered out of service June 25, 1865. Company A. - Captain, Elias K. Lehman; first lieutenant, George C. Carson; second lieutenant, Samuel H. Eicholtz; first sergeant, Frederick K. Rife; sergeants, Peter Leer, John G. Ritter, Samuel Lentz and Amos G. Huber; Corporal, George Robertson, H.W. Hurtsell, Fedde Fixson, Jacob G. Eicholtz, Joseph Gabler, William W. Hewitt, Henry L. Reitzell and Israel Slothoner. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

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        Recueil d`estampes relatives a l`ornementation des appartements aux XVIe, XVIIe, et XVIIIe siècles. Publiées sous la Direction & avec un texte explicatif. Gravées en Fac Simile par R. Pfnor, Carresse et Riester. D`après les compositions de Du Cerceau, Lepautre, Berain, Daniel Marot, Meissonnier, La Londe, etc.,

      Paris, Rapilly 1863-1871. - 2 vols. 2°. VI, 98 S., 72 Taf.; XI (5) S., 73 Taf. (Zus. 145 Taf.). HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschn. Kanten schwach berieb., sonst einwandfrei. pp. Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur (1822-1893), Architekt, Restaurator studierte an der École des Beaux Arts Paris bei Achille Leclère. war im Atelier seines Vaters tätig, das er 1853 nach dessen Tod übernahm. Er restaurierte unter anderem Schloss Vaux-le-Vicomte. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: John Murray 1863 - Third edition, 8vo, xvi, 551, (1), 32 advertisement pp. 2 plates and 58 text figures, a few spots to blanks and half title, small W.H. Smith blind stamp to fly leaf. Original gilt titled blind stamped green pebbled cloth, small hole to upper joint otherwise very good. The last major work of Lyell’s life, it was affected by the publication of Darwin’s "Origin of Species" four years earlier. Lyell couldn’t bring himself to champion the new theories, and his impartial overview of the competing theories in the later chapters disappointed Darwin, although he admitted "The whole. struck me as a compilation, but of the highest quality, for when possible the facts have been verified on the spot." Bailey pp187-201. First published the same year.

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863 - Octavo. Original blue-green diamond-patterned cloth, titles to spine gilt, brown coated endpapers, boards blocked in blind with leaf cornerpieces and central wreath. With a later cloth protector. A few small ink spots to cloth, small worn spot to edge of upper board, offsetting from frontispiece to title page. A beautiful copy with the binding tight and fresh. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, in the Z cloth, one of a number of cloth variants used for this edition with no precedence. Excursions is a collection of nine essays, including several on natural history. Thoreau became increasingly fascinated with this subject during the last two decades of his life, making detailed observations of the changing landscape around his home. Previously dismissed as minor works by scholars, the investigations recorded here are now seen as scientifically significant. The essay "The Succession of Forest Trees", for instance, explains the reasons that woodlands regenerate differently following a fire, and is based on Thoreau's own experiments and observations. This and his essay "Wild Apples", on the loss of native fruit varieties, have led some to describe him as one of the first ecologists, though as a Transcendentalist he had a complex and shifting relationship with science throughout his life. Also included is a biographical essay on Thoreau by his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson. A beautiful copy, rarely found in such nice condition. BAL 20111. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Monograph of the Pittidae, or Family of Ant Thrushes.

      New York: D Appleton and Company, (1861-1863 - first edition).Folio,31 handcoloured lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic, after Elliot and P.L. Oudart. Six parts in the original printed tan card covers and half red roan, some light wear; a fine well coloured set. The first book by Elliot and the scarcest of his major monographs. Fine Bird Books (reprint) p 95; Nissen, IVB 292; Whittell, pp 225-26; Wood p. 332.

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      Imprimerie et lithographie de J Nigon . Lyon 1863 - Pomologie de la France. 1863-1873.Nous avons en notre possession Six volumes sur Huit. Grand in 8 (28 x 18 cm).Demi basane violine ,reliure d'époque.Edition originale de ce superbe ouvrage illustré de 282 planches en lithographie coloriées à la main se divisant ainsi :121 de poires , 49 de pommes , 23 de raisins , 30 de pêches , 17 de cerises , 29 de prunes , 10 d'abricots ,2 de coings , 1 de nèflier.Rousseurs éparses , les planches sont fraiches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Guadeloupe pittoresque.

      Noblet & Baudry, Paris 1863 - Folio, pp. 44, 12 lithographed leaves, including the lithographed title page. Original black blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles on front board. Lacking the printed title page, otherwise complete. The two half title pages, with a vignette only of a laurel-wreath around the name of "Karukera" (island of beautiful waters), are present, followed by the descriptive text. The text quires are lightly agetoned, the plates, however, are very bright and clean. There is some very slight worming throughout, definitely not affecting the legibility of the text, while the plates have been skilfully restored. Rebacked with new endpapers. The lower edge rubbed and the corners strengthened. Folio album, sized 55,5 x 39,5 cms, containing a rare series of views including the principal towns, Moule and l'Anse Bertrand, and a fine panoramic view of the town and harbour of Pointe-à-Pietre. Louis Armand Budan was born at Anse-Bertrand in 1827 and died at Saint-Pierre de la Martinique in 1874. He is known both as a painter and as one of the first photographers of the Antilles. He exhibited at the Salon from 1863 up till 1867. In November 1862 he started working on this album, after which it was published towards the end of the following year. Despite the flaws as mentioned an attractive copy of a highly desirable book with exquisite duo-tone lithographs showing the towns, forests and landscapes of Guadeloupe. Sabin 8949. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres Completes De Moliere Nouvelle Edition Tres-Soigneusement Revue Sur Les Textes Originaux Avec Un Travail De Critique Et D'Erudition Apercus D'Histoire Litteraire, Biographie, Examen De Chaque Piece, Commentaire, Bibliographie, etc. Par M. Louis Moland

      Garnier Freres 1863-1864, Paris - 8vo, 24 x 16 cm. Host of engraved plates by Delannoy and Massard after G. Staal. Moliere gave French comedy a serious face -- his gallery of human nature, particularly the hypocrite and poseur are imprimaturs. A clean, bright set internally, minor rubbing to extremities and corners, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, marbled endpapers. Contemporary three quarter green morocco and marbled boards. Near fine. Teg. 7 vols. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again

      [Virginia] 1863 - Autograph Letter Signed, to William N. Pendleton [Chief of Artillery]. [Virginia], September 13, 1863. 8 x 5 in., 1 p. This decisive field order enabled Robert E. Lee to elude Union General George Meade, just as he had done in July after the Battle of Gettysburg. ".go with the Artl [Artillery] tomorrow and at daylight towards the Rapidan river & see to its being placed in position to defend the fords" Complete Transcript 9 P.M. 13 Sept '63Genl PendletonCommd GGenlI wish you to go with the Artl tomorrow and at daylight towards the Rapidan river & see to its being placed in position to defend the fords-- Ewells Corps will move towards Raccoon ford & Hills towards Rapidan Very respt &c R E Lee / GenlGenl PendletonHistorical BackgroundIn September 1863, Lee dispatched James Longstreet's corps to fight in Georgia, leaving his army especially vulnerable to any bold federal moves. Despite Meade's victory over Lee at Gettysburg, he had been criticized by Lincoln for failing to pursue and destroy the retreating Confederate army. So Meade now took the offensive, moving across the Rappahannock River and towards the critical Rapidan River fords.Earlier in the day of September 13, the Union cavalry, with a gallant charge by George A. Custer, routed J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry corps in the Battle of Culpeper Court House. At 9 p.m., Lee responded to the growing crisis with this order, instructing his chief of artillery to move at daybreak to establish fieldworks at the Rapidan crossings.Pendleton followed Lee's orders. After two days of reconnaissance, Meade concluded that the rebels' positions were too strong to break.In the context of the war, this order had an important effect. Lee's maneuvers gave the Army of Northern Virginia sufficient strength to discourage Meade's army from advancing further into Virginia, and broke Meade's momentum.Meade tested Lee's defenses again in the unsuccessful Mine Run campaign in November. His failure to destroy Lee's army during these months convinced Lincoln to appoint Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Union Army. Grant personally accompanied Meade and the Army of the Potomac during the final two years of the war, taking away his autonomy.A rare field order penned by Robert E. Lee, while his army was in motion and under the threat of a general attack.Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). Knowing in 1860 that Civil War was inevitable, President Lincoln had offered Lee command of the Union army. Lee declined and submitted his resignation out of loyalty to his home state of Virginia. In 1861 he served as senior military advisor to Jefferson Davis, and he was later appointed commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. By February 1865, he was named commander-in-chief of the entire Confederate army. Overcome by the North's superior numbers and resources, he surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865.William Nelson Pendleton (1809-1883) graduated from West Point in 1830, a native Virginian who resigned from the U.S. Army in 1833 to teach and become a minister. He served in the Confederate Army as an artillery captain in 1861 and was promoted to brigadier general in March 1862. For most of the war he was the chief of artillery for the Army of Northern Virginia, and later in command of the reserve ordnance. After the war he returned to the ministry.

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        American Hunting Scenes - An Early Start

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1863. A SPECTACULAR LITHOGRAPH BY CURRIER & IVES AFTER A PAINTING BY ARTHUR FITZWILLIAM TAIT Lithograph with original hand-color; framed size: 32 3/4" x 40 1/2" The publishing firm of Currier & Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of nineteenth-century American promise and optimism. Currier & Ives' broad productivity was accompanied by consistently high standards of printing and hand-coloring, and their ability to draw on original works by many of the finest American genre painters of the times, including (among many others) Fanny Palmer, Louis Maurer, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait and George Durrie. Even (or perhaps especially) today, Currier & Ives prints are paragons of Americana. Indeed, to most Americans over forty years of age, their firm's name has the ring of a household word or familiar brand name, perhaps as recognizable as Proctor & Gamble or Arm & Hammer. It is a name that conjures up a particular view of America's past. When we speak about the art of Currier & Ives, we are talking of cultural patrimony, a vital part of this nation's identity, on a par with the Empire State Building, the Grand Canyon, and the Star-Spangled Banner. . Book.

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

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

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        Lloyd's Map of the Southern States Showing all the Railroads, their Stations & Distances, Also The Counties, Towns, Villages, Harbors, Rivers and Forts. Compiled from the latest Government and other Reliable Sources


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        Gilchrist, Alexander

      London: Macmillan, 1863. 2 vols., 8vo, xv, 389; vii, 268 pp., with a portrait frontispiece in vol. 1, a folding frontispiece of the Canterbury Pilgrims in vol. 2, and numerous illustrations. Original brown cloth with elaborate gilt-stamped designs, a brilliant set in virtually flawless condition. Hoar bookplate in each volume. First edition. Of especial interest are the original prints - three from the Virgil woodblocks and 17 from electrotypes made from the original copperplates of the Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Bentley, Blake Books, 1680A.

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        Hints to Company Officers on Their Military Duties

      D. Van Nostrand, New York 1863 - One of the rarest books on Civil War leadership and the responsibilities of Company officers. The principal portion of this work was written while the author was confined as a prisoner of war in the State of Georgia, and contains, in a small compass, a large amount of information to Company Officers which can not be found in the "Regulations." An officer can not fail to be better qualified for a command after a careful perusal of its pages. Andrews served with the Third Regiment Minnesota Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, rising from his role as Lt. Colonel at Vicksburg to full Colonel at Fitzhugh's Woods and finally to Brigadier General at Pine Bluff. In 1865 he was assigned to the command of the Second Division of the VIII Corps and participated in the siege of Fort Blakely and then finished his role in command of the Mobile division where he was brevetted Major General. 68pp., (16)pp ads at rear. bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, spine blank but with a partial homemade paper label, brown coated endpapers, a bit of toning to page edges, foxing to preliminaries, a few very tiny nicks to spine and some soiling to covers, contemporary owner's name, otherwise a very good copy of this exceedingly rare work locating no auction records and not in Nevins. [see Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865] Size: 18mo (6"x4") [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flowers from many lands: a Christian companion for Hours of Recreation

      London: Religious Tract Society, circa, 1863. Octavo, eight colour plates, very good in old gilt ruled morocco, joints rubbed. This attractive literary selection is illustrated with eight colour plates showcasing English, Japanese, Indian, Syrian, Australian, North and South American and African flowers: each plate is accompanied by text explaining the species. The Australian flower plate features the Pretty Correa, a Boronia blossom, the Scarlet Kennedya, Hairy Pyrethrum and the Greater Clitoria.

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        Die Aphorismen des Hippokrates nebst den Glossen eines Homöopathen.

      Leipzig, Purfürst, 1863,. Erste Ausgabe, 8°, goldgeprägter Halblederband der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln, XXIV, 640 Seiten.. Einband minimal berieben. Namenseintrag auf Vorsatzblatt. Einige Anmerkungen von alter Hand. Minimalst fleckig. Sehr schönes Exemplar und von größter Seltenheit.

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        Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen. Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch- physikalisch- und ethnographisch erläuterndem Text.

      Chr. Krüsi,, Basel, 1863 - 1. und 2. Hälfte in 1 Band. Basel, Chr. Krüsi, (1863-1868). 4°. 4 Bl., 464 Spalten; 2 Bl., Spalte 465-926. Mit 160 Stahlstichtafeln (inkl. 2 gestoch. Titel). HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Lonchamp 1100. - Barth 17369. - Die Mehrzahl der Stiche von Jakob Lorenz Rüdisühli, Texte von Hermann Alexander Berlepsch und Karl Morell. - Minim stockfleckig, schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche.

      Paris, Librairie L. Hachette & Cie, 1863. - 2 volumes in-folio (437X337mm), XXIII-459-II; 515-IIp. Premier tirage. Célèbre édition illustrée de 120 planches hors texte (dont 2 frontispices) et de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte de Gustave Doré gravées par H. Pisan. Quelques légères rousseurs, principalement dans les marges, sinon très bel exemplaire. Reliures pleine percaline rouge d'éditeur, avec titre doré sur les dos et sur les plats (Magnier).

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        Les Roses.

      [Paris]: Léon Curmer, 1861-1863. - 3 volumes. 16mo., (5 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches). ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT half-titles and vignette title pages LAVISHLY ILLUMINATED IN GILT AND COLOR. 113 EXQUISITE MINIATURE WATERCOLORS plus frontispieces; 3 engraved plates, original pen sketch and 2 photographic portraits inserted (very occasional offsetting, engraved plates slightly toned). Contemporary red morocco, green morocco gilt doublures, green moiré silk guards, by Marius Michel; red levant chemises and pull-off cases by Hardy-Mennil (chemises worn but holding). Provenance: With the armorial device of Léon Curmer (1801-1870) in the center and his monogram at head and foot of the doublures, his sale, Paris, 22 May 1874. With the bookplate to verso of front free endpaper of Robert Hoe, his sale, Part IV, Anderson Auction Company, 18 November 1912 (describing a fourth volume). General Brayton Ives, his sale, American Art Association, 6 April 1915. Donated to the Hispanic Society of American in 1955 by Archer M. Huntington (describing only three volumes, as here). Christie's sale 2059, Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana, 5 December 2008. A SUPERB COLLECTION OF MINIATURE PAINTINGS OF ROSES BY A STUDENT OF REDOUTÉ. Manuscript on paper. Includes "Histoire de la Rose" by Edouard Cadol and Delongchamps (1859), with quotations from French poets, written within blue and gold borders. Rembert was a student of Redouté who produced two such manuscripts for Curmer, the present one and "Les Fleurs" (February 1858-1861-3 April 1862). The prefatory page of "Les Fleurs" says of Rembert: "qui pourrait se glorifier d'etre élève de Redouté, s'il n'était lui-même un maître" ("who could boast of being Redouté's student, even if he himself was not a master"). "Les Roses" took two years to make and was described in the Curmer sale catalogue as an "admirable manuscript." The publisher and bookseller Léon Curmer (1801-1870), who specialized in botanical art, was one of the first publishers to make systematic use of chromolithography to reproduce Medieval illuminated manuscripts in color. He also applied this new and innovative technique to photography. He opened his bookshop in 1833, going bankrupt in 1845 but continuing to publish many works over the next 20 years. He is perhaps best known for his edition of "Paul et Virginie" (1836-1838), one of the most illustrated books of the Romantic period. Marius Michel (born Henry-François-Victor Michel, 1846-1925) was a French gilder and art binder trained by his father Jean Michel, becoming his partner in 1866 before founding a bindery together in 1876. "A CHARMING COLLECTION, the text of which is formed by the 'History of the Rose' by Edouard Cadol and Delongchamps, and by poems referring to the Rose. All the paintings were executed by Ferdinand Rembert from specimens furnished by the most celebrated cultivators of roses, and the butterflies and insects were painted after the suggestion of M. Deyrolle. The names of the roses were given by Eugène Verdier and Edouard André" (quoted in the Anderson catalogue: A Catalogue of Manuscripts Forming a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe, New York: Privately Printed, 1909, p.197). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS156. [Attributes: 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

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1863-87. 8 volumes, illustrated, numerous fold-out plates. Bound in 1/2 red morocco, raised bands, gilt lettered spines, top edges gilt, by Bickers & Son, hinges fine, overall VERY GOOD.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1863 - ("A. Lincoln") in black ink on Executive Mansion, Washington, letterhead, March 18, 1863. 5" x 8", 1 page with integral leaf. Very good. Integral blank with an autograph endorsement signed by Holt and clerical endorsement from the Adjutant General's office. To Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt: Lincoln requests his Judge Advocate General to investigate the "Strong Mitigating Circumstances" surrounding the court-martial of a member of the West Point Class of 1861. "It is said Lieut. John Benson [Williams], of the 3rd regular infantry, as been sentenced by a Military Commission, to be dismissed the service. I have some reason to believe there are strong mitigating circumstances in his case, which the Commission perhaps, did not deem competent for them to consider, I will thank you to procure the record, examine it and report it to me. . ." Holt forwarded Lincoln's letter to the Adjutant General, noting that "No record or report in regard to [the Williams case] has been received at this office." The letter was returned to Holt, accompanied by the record of William's court-martial and docketed "Please see papers within." After studying the record, Holt made a lengthy report to Secretary of War Stanton, March 30, 1863, which survives in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Holt dismissed the "mitigating circumstances" referenced by Lincoln - Williams's supposedly "severe sickness" - and concluded that "It is evident that Lieut. Williams left his command on the battlefield and returned to Washington, without leave and in known violation of orders and of his duty. . . .[He] has shown himself disqualified for the profession of arms." On April 8th, Stanton, in turn forwarded Holt's deposition to the President, "as requested by his note on the 18th Ulto" (that is, the present letter). Lincoln ended the matter with his own terse endorsement on April 11th: "I decline to interfere in Behalf of Lieut. Williams" (Basler 4:169). Although referred to in Basler's note regarding Lincoln's endorsement, the present letter does not appear in "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Field Promotion of Joseph A. Slipper, Signed

      Very Good. 1863. Signed vellum field promotion of Joseph A. Slipper to to Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Captain. (Slipper survived the war and was a journalist and bookprinter in New York City.) Framed and matted with plaque and 19th century portrait of Lincoln; also signed by by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War ; Autograph; 36.5 in x 30 in; Signed by Author .

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        The Scottish Nation; or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland. [Complete in three volumes]

      Edinburgh:: A. Fullarton & Co.,, 1863.. First edition.. Hardcover. VG+. viii, 4, 752pp; [ii], 4, 752pp; [ii], 4, 736pp: each volume with engraved portraits, woodcuts in the text, and engraved tables of titular genealogies, printed in black and red and showing family crests. Contents very clean, though with some tanning at the portraits, and with foxing to the prelims and final pages. Each volume with the 1863 ownership name of Charles Neil to the first blank leaf and the armorial bookplate of John Whiting to the pastedown. Neil's blindstamp to head of title pages: also, in Vol.I, his name. Quarto, all edges marbled, in attractive early 20thC bindings of half morocco with marbled boards, ruled and titled in gilt, bright, clean and firm. A very nice set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        On the Coagulation of the Blood" in The Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 12, 1863, pp. 580-611

      FIRST EDITION of the Croonian Lecture in which Joseph Lister demonstrated the cause of blood coagulation. "Lister exploded the theory that blood coagulation is due to ammonia and showed that, in the blood vessels, it depends upon their injury. He further showed that by carrying out the strictest precautions he could keep blood free from putrefaction indefinitely, thus supporting his theory that bacteria were the cause of wound suppuration." (Garrison-Morton 871). "In 1863, Lister embarked upon experiments that were designed to examine the idea that clotting was due to the liberation of ammonia. Almost incidentally, he made the important discovery that blood remained partially fluid for several hours in a vulcanized India-rubber tube but clotted promptly in an ordinary cup" (Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, 619). Lister concluded that the real cause of coagulation of the blood is "the influence exerted upon it by ordinary matter, the contact of which for a very brief period effects a change in the blood, inducing a mutual reaction between its solid and fluid constituents, in which the corpuscles impart to the liquor sanguinis a disposition to coagulate" (Lister). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison & Sons. Entire volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). 731pp. Lister paper: Pages 580-611. Ex-libris. As a whole, the volume is inclusive of Proceedings papers from 6 March 1862 to 18 June 1863. Illustrations: Lister: six in-text illustrations. Exterior: Handsomely bound in half calf over marbled paper boards. Five raised bands at the spine. Chipped red morocco, gilt-lettered spine label; another label appears to be missing; very slight ghosting remains where a library label apparently was. Scuffing and rubbing at the edges, a bit more so at the head and foot of the spine. Professionally rendered Japanese paper repair at the spine. Tightly and very solidly bound. Interior: Complete. Ex-libris stamps to title and contents page; Springfield Library plate on rear pastedown. Marbled endpapers and pages. Bright and clean throughout. The Lister paper is pristine.

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        Salammbô , 1863, Edition Originale premier tirage

      Michel Lévy 1863 D?après Baudelaire cette Edition Originale fut tirée à 2000 exemplaires qui furent enlevés en deux jours. Cet exemplaire du premier tirage présente bien les fautes corrigées dans les tirages suivants ( Dumesnil, Vicaire III 724. Talvart VI, 4, 2a. 935 G, carteret 1 page 266) : "effraya" au lieu de "effrayèrent" page 5, « scissites » au lieu de « syssites » pages 80, 97, 251, 368, et 370 ). Edition Originale dans son premier tirage de 1863 par Michel Lévy, reliure demi cuir avec un dos en chagrin orné d?une pièce de titre et deux fleurons gravés à l?or fin, intérieur en très bon état à l?exception de la page de titre qui comporte de légères auréoles, format in 8, 474 pages.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Champollion]
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