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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'Histoire Romaine à Rome (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] L'Empire Romain à Rome (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] L'Histoire Romaine à Rome. Copie manuscrite des articles insérés dans la Revue des Deux Mondes de 1855 à 1857

      Michel Lévy 1863 - 7 vol. in-8 reliure uniforme demi-chagrin vert foncé, dos à 4 nerfs, Histoire romaine : Deuxième Edition, Michel Lévy Frères, Paris, 1863, avec deux grandes cartes dépliantes - L'Empire romain : 1867 - L'Histoire romaine : copie manuscrite de 765 pp. Remarquable exemplaire intégrant une superbe copie manuscrite, rédigée d'une fine écriture très précise rappelant étonnamment celle de Jean-Jacques Ampère, recueillant le contenu de l'intégralité de la série d'articles relatifs à l'Histoire Romaine, publiés à la Revue des Deux Mondes. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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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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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.. 319, [1] pp Original green cloth, stamped in blind spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Portrait frontispiece engraving of the author after Rowse crayon sketch, with tissue guard. Small nick and some fraying at the crown of the spine, faint old spot and tide mark at top edge near the gutter (faintly beginning at p. 207, then to end); still, a very good, bright, tight copy. First edition of Thoreau’s third book, published posthumously and equipped with a preliminary 33 page biographical sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson. BAL records the edition consisted of 1558 copies. BORST A3.1.a. BAL 5236 and 20111.

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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.

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        The Weather Book

      Longman, London 1863 - First edition in dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine and blind stamped decoration on boards. Fully restored copy which has been re-sewn, re-backed preserving the original spine, corners consolidated and tears repaired with Japanese tissue. Original brown end papers which are a little marked. Previous owner name and town on front paste down and title-page. The text block is generally very clean and bright but there is some occasional light foxing and a few areas of light staining to page extremities. Pages a little cockled. 16 plates as called for, including two colour fold-outs on blue paper showing storm and wind patterns with their original tissue guards and two double page lithos of cloud patterns. The three large fold-out charts have repaired joins where they usually tear from opening. All plates are in very good condition. Attractive copy of this hard to find first edition. Pp. x, [2], 464, [4], [39pp adverts], [3pp index] + 16 plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Auswölbung der Kirche St. Salvatoris in Zellerfeld. (1863-1864).

      1863.. Jeweils Hlwd.-Mappe d. Zt. (39,5x31,5 cm und 43x32 cm). Ein Rückenbezug leicht lädiert, Schließbänder fehlten. Etwas fleckig. Passepartout gering stockfleckig.. Quer-fol. Aquarellierte Federzeichnung auf Papier (30x38 cm) u. Aquarell auf Zeichenkarton (ca. 26x35,5 cm, unter Passepartout). Jeweils in zugehöriger Mappe. Frühe Arbeiten des schleswig-holsteinischen Architekten, Stadtplaners und Architekturtheoretikers Johannes Otzen (1839-1911), beide Blätter signiert u. bezeichnet. Die 1683 als Saalkirche erbaute St.-Salvatoris-Kirche in Clausthal-Zellerfeld wurde 1863/64 nach Plänen von Conrad Wilhelm Hase in eine dreischiffige Hallenkirche umgebaut, die Bauleitung hatte Hases Schüler Otzen. Der aufwendige Umbau wurde von König Georg V. finanziell unterstützt.

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        Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1863, 1864. Tall quarto volume containing two above-titled publications relating to convict transportation; bound with other material related to Scottish prisons, Poor Relief and other legal matters; all in fine condition, green cloth with red leather spine label. A fascinating selection of documents relating to the last years of convict life in Australia. This collection of bound parliamentary papers contains two publications titled 'Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation' dated July 1863 and February 1864 respectively. Both print a selection of correspondence between Australian Governors and the Secretary of State regarding the convict system. At this stage transportation had ceased to all colonies excepting Western Australia where it continued on a limited scale until 1867. Accordingly, these two publications form a detailed record of the final years of the convict system in Western Australia. Aside from discussion of finance and logistics, several of Governor Hampton's dispatches concern the selection of men best suited to the conditions of his colony. Much of the success of transportation to Western Australia lay with the selection of men suitable for assigned labour and the relatively lenient ticket-of-leave system here practised (in contrast to the indiscriminate transportation of large numbers of felons to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s that caused widespread social upheaval and disruption). Of additional interest is a dispatch titled 'Breaking up of the convict establishment at Bermuda, and transfer of Prisoners to Western Australia' that includes correspondence between the Governor of Bermuda and the Secretary of State on the subject. Dispatches from Tasmania include a report of three pages on the convict establishment at Port Arthur followed by a breakdown of the number and description of convicts for the year 1862. Overall, correspondence from the Governors of other Australian colonies report widespread public hostility to any possibility of a return to the convict system. Fuelled by rumours that transportation was once again before British parliament for consideration, these 'Memorials against Transportation' played an important part in forming a confident and distinct Australian national identity.

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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1863-1868.. Zus. 13 S., 8°.. Der mit Napoleon III. befreundete Gramont war 1870 als Außenminister des Kabinetts von Emile Ollivier eine der handelnden Personen im Vorfeld des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 19 Briefe der Schottin Emma Mary Mackinnon (1811-1891), mit der Gramont seit 1848 verheiratet war sowie 3 weitere Beilagen (ein Brief von Gramonts Kind, einer der "Comtesse d'Appony sowie eine Notiz Mislins). -

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        Unpublished Union Soldier's Civil War Journal: 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 13 Sep 1863 - 18 May 1864

      Tennessee and Georgia, 1863. Half Leather. Very Good. Half Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 63-page manuscript half-leather diary centered in a 6"x7" ledger book later used by Clum in the 1880s. Post war accounting entries, notes, and recipes surround the journal entries. Sound binding overall, however several leaves of the journal are separated. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. Journal entries are legible; pages are in good shape. Terrific content. First Sergeant Clum's journal includes exceptional accounts of combat during the battles of Mossy Creek, Tennessee and Rocky Face Ridge. Although most entries describe in detail the boredom, sickness, drudgery, rumors and anxiety of life in the field for Civil War infantry company, the journal also contains long and vivid accounts of the excitement and terror of charging into fusillades of musket fire and artillery explosions. Examples of the entries include: 29 Dec: " Heavy firing of Artillery and Musketry all morning. We expected to have hot work. . . . Moved to the extreme right on the double quick, a distance of 1 ½ miles. . . . Immediately took up positions. . . . By this time the Rebs had got their Battery in position and commenced shelling us, and they put them in thick and fast falling around and among us. . . . They now opened on us with grape and canister shot but most of it went over our heads. After being under fire for 3 ½ hours we were ordered to fall back. . . . As we fell back our enemy withdrew and left us in possession of the field. Those of our wounded and dead [who reached enemy lines] was stripped of all their clothing even to their socks." 4-16 May: "We was ordered forward . . . and took our position our line about 200 yards from 2 lines of ? held by the rebs - had come down a very steep precipice to get to our position- the order soon came to fix bayonets. Forward double quick charge - we had a field to cross some 20 rods (110 yards) wide to reach them - but we never got nearer than ½ way across - they poured in such a tremendous fire from stone entrenchments - artillery & musketry that no troops could live though - the order was given to fall back - which we done - The casualties in Company C as follows - Killed George Baker, Joseph ? & James Clawson - Wounded Capt Wm D Stone, Lieut A O ?, Lieut George Black, [and sixteen more.] Col Young ordered us to take the men and get our dead and wounded off the field - we are right at it - a sorrowful task." Clum entered the war in April of 1861 and served until July 1865, eventually reaching the rank of First Lieutenant before he was discharged. During that time he fought in the battles of Mossy Creek, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Waynesboro, Franklin, Nashville, Fort Anderson, Town Creek, and Mosely Hall.

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        Gen. Doubleday forwards Gen. Hunter?s request to Gen. Patrick that his letter be forwarded across the Rappahannock River ?by the next flag of truce??

      Autograph Letter Signed \"A. Doubleday,\" 1p, 5? x 7.75?. Head Quarters 2nd Brigade 1st Division I Corps [Falmouth, Virginia], January 15, 1863. To Gen. [Marsena R.] Patrick, Provost Marshall Genl, Head Qs, Army Potomac. Minor smudge on one word. Inlaid to 5.5? x 8.25?. Fine condition.In full, ?The enclosed letter Maj. Genl Hunter would like to have forwarded across the river by the next flag of truce, if there be no official obstacles in the way.\"Abner Doubleday served as Commander of the 2nd Brigade 1st Division I Corps from September 12-14, 1862, December 22-28, 1862, and January 4-18, 1863 when he was put in command of the 3rd Division, I Corps.The recipient of this letter, Gen. Marsena R. Patrick, commanded the 2nd Brigade 3rd Division I Corps (March-April 1862) and the 3rd Brigade 1st Division I Corps (September-October 1862). He was Provost Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac (1863-1865) and of the armies operating against Richmond (1864-1865).

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        Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Residence in N.S.W . and Victoria. With a supplementary chapter on transportation and the ticket-of-leave system

      London: Samson, Low, Son and Co., 1863. Octavo, original blind blocked plum cloth, gilt spine lettering; shaken, front inner hinge split and tender, some flecking of the back board, a few leaves chipped at top-edge where opened, good. First edition of the memoirs of Sir Roger Therry (1800 - 1874) magistrate of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Therry's Reminiscences are an important source of detailed and obscure information on early Australian history and the book includes a chapter on gold. Therry examines rival claims for the first discovery of gold 'claimants to the discovery are almost as numerous as the cities that claimed the birthplace of Homer' and describes the rapid social and economic effects that followed. Interestingly, the tale of an unnamed convict who presented a nugget to the authorities is narrated: the convict refused to reveal its location and was charged with stealing a watch and melting it down! He received 150 lashes for his efforts. Other sections of interest include the judicial treatment of settlers charged with the murder of Aborigines and the plight of female convicts in the early years of the colony. A thousand copies of the first edition were printed February of 1863, with 300 copies sent to Sydney for sale. Favourable reviews in Britain led to a second edition in April 1863, however the work attracted strong criticism in Sydney due to Therry's firm support for the Catholic church and unsold copies were returned to the publisher.

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        Mittelmeerlandschaft., Aquarell über Bleistift.

      1863 - Schwer leserlich signiert "F Dreg[s]"und datiert. Von einem etwas erhöht liegenden Betrachterstandpunkt aus fällt der Blick auf den Küstenabschnitt am Rand einer südlichen Stadt. Im Hintergrund zeigt sich ein gebirgiger Küstenabschnitt. In zarten, vorwiegend erdigen Farben aquarellierte, impressionistisch aufgefasste weite Landschaft. - Durchgehend mit kleinen Stockflechen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Colloquial Japanese,

      Presbyterian Mission Press,, Shanghai, 1863 - or Conversational Sentences and Dialogues in English and Japanese, together with an English-Japanese Index to Serve as a Vocabulary, and an Introduction on the Grammatical Structure of the Language. First ed. 8vo. (vi), lxii, 243, 11pp. Contemporary half calf, rubbed & very slightly chipped spine. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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