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

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

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        Bericht Burgermeister und Rhat, der Statt Lindaw. I. Von wegen ettlicher daselbsten, enturlaubten Predicanten. II. Sampt dem Gespräch, vom Artickel der Erbsünde, uber dem new erweckten Streit, in dem Monat Augusto, Anno 1575. auff dem Rhathauß ... gehalten. III. Mit angehengten, unnd darüber ergangnen, reiner Christlichen Kirchen, Augspurgischer Confession, Urtheiln unnd Erkanntnussen. IIII. Auch gantzem Proceß, wie mit den jrrigen Predicanten ... gehandelt. In wölchem die Lehre von der Erbsünde... eigentlich erkläret, unnd die Kirch Gottes vor der newen falschen Lehrern trewlich gewarnet würdt. Tübingen, G. Gruppenbach 1576. 4°. 14 nn. Bll., 333 S., mit kl. Titel- u. Schlussvign. in Holzschnitt, grün eingefärbter, flex. Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . VD 16 L 1863 - Schottenloher 25503 - nicht im BM u. bei Adams.- Einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen reformatorischen Schrift mit Vorrede des Bürgermeisters der Stadt Lindau.- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. stockfleckig sowie tls. leicht wasserrandig, Ebd. mit kl. Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Souvenirblatt, "Erinnerung an das 1te. fränkische Sängerfest Bamberg 1863".

      . Stahlstich b. Ritter in Nürnberg,, dat. 1863, 22,5 x 33. Seltenes Blatt! Einblattdruck. Mittig die Festtribüne, davor zahlreiche, begeisterte Menschen. Das Mittelbild umgeben von breitem Ornamentwerk, das oben geschmückt ist mit zahlr. Fahnen der Sängergruppen, im rechten bzw. linken Rand je eine Ansicht der Altenburg bzw. von Kloster Michelsberg, unten mittig eine Gesamtansicht von Bamberg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia ... Edited from Mr. Davis's manuscript journal... by William Westgarth

      London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1863. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; new endpapers but a very good copy in the original green cloth. First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria. This London edition is generally seen as the "formal" account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The delicate tinted lithograph plates show in vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Map of the Southern States, Including Rail Roads, County Towns, State Capitals, County Roads, the Southern Coast from Delaware to Texas, Showing the Harbors, Inlets, Forts and Position of Blockading Ships. Prepared for Harper's History of the Rebellion

      Harper's Weekly,. 1863.. Very good overall. Hand colored Civil War map depicting the ships along the US coastline which effectuated the strategy (the Anaconda Plan) of General Winfield Scott of blockading Southern ports and taking control of the Mississippi River in order to divide and weaken the seceding Southern states. Extending from the east coast as far west as Kansas and Texas. With elaborately decorated wide borders and corner portraits of President Lincoln, Secretary of State Seward, and Generals Scott and McClellan, and an inset titled 'Florida, Southern Part'. With three wood engraved views on the verso: "Pictorial Map of Portions of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina…" (double page); "Balloon View of Fortress Monroe and Hampton Roads"; and "Balloon View of the Seat of War." With a short slit at the fold at the bottom edge, slt toning along the horizontal seam o/w very good. 30 1/4 x 22".

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      London: William MacKenzie & Co., no date circa 1863.. SECOND ENLARGED EDITION circa 1863. FIRST VOLUME and PART OF VOLUME 3 ONLY. Folio, approximately 445 x 320 mm, 17½ x 12½ inches. SINAI AND PALESTINE 37 albumen photographs (including title page), UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA 19 albumen photographs (including title page), all mounted on thick paper with paper guards, each with explanatory text, rebound in half wine coloured morocco, matching cloth covers, gilt lettered black label to spine, gilt rules to spine and covers, mounted on the first pastedown is a portion of the original cloth bInding with the author's name and title in gilt, all edges gilt. All the thick paper that the photographs are mounted on and the text pages have pale brown stains to varying degrees, (see attached images), the photographs are all in good condition. A few small repairs to blank margins, not affecting images or text, a few edges have tiny nicks, browning to extreme edges, pages slightly wavy, a good sturdy copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 38, No. 195. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Stonewall Jackson orders ?two of Anderson's Brigades moved up to the U.S. ford ? to prevent the enemy from crossing the Rappahannock? ? just weeks later he was shot trying to prevent the enemy from escaping through U.S. Ford on the Rappahannock

      Autograph Letter Signed ?T.J. Jackson / Lt Genl?, 1p, 4.5? x 7.75?. [Headquarters, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia], March 14, 1863. To Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton, Assistant Adjutant & Inspector General. Headquarters 2nd Corps Army of Northern Virginia. Plastic tape on verso at upper right edge. Light horizontal folds. Fine condition.In full, ?Please have two of Anderson's Brigades moved up to the U.S. ford as soon as the roads will permit. And have such disposition made of them as will be best calculated to prevent the enemy from crossing the Rappahannock. I hope to move my Hd. Qrs near you on next Monday.? Penned across top, probably by Chilton: ?Answd Ordered See letter book 15 Mar?On the day he wrote this letter to Chilton, Jackson also wrote to his wife. In part, ?March 14th. The time has about come for campaigning, and I hope early next week to leave my room, and go into a tent near Hamilton's Crossing, which is on the

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        Op. 25]. Quartett für Pianoforte Violine Viola und Violoncello. [Score and parts]

      N. Simrock [PN 6264] [1863], Berlin - First Edition, first issue. Rare. Deutsch p. 137. Hofmann p. 53. McCorkle p. 86.Dannreuther was largely responsible for introducing Brahms's music to England.An interesting association copy. Folio. Score disbound, parts unbound. [1] (title), 2-61; [1] (blank), 2- 16; [1] (blank), 2-15; [1] (blank), 2-16 pp. Engraved. From the collection of the English pianist, conductor and writer Edward Dannreuther, with his oval handstamp to title and each part. Occasional performance markings and corrections in blue crayon and pencil, most likely in Dannreuther's hand. Slightly worn; minor to moderate foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Curiosities of Savage Life

      London: S.O. Beeton, 1863. Octavo, with a chromolithograph frontispiece and one other plate, woodcuts throughout, 8-pp. advertisements bound in at rear; good in the original highly-gilt pictorial cloth, some flecking. First edition of this extraordinary compendium, illustrated by Harden S. Melville, artist on the Fly expedition in the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Australia in 1841. The work includes Melville's own description of the local tribesman Neinmal, who was taken on board the Fly at Port Essington, as well as his depiction of "Surf Swimming off the coast of Hawaii". References to Australia and the Pacific are found throughout, including descriptions of 'the ceremony of "Kebarrah" among the Bushmen of Australia', 'Australian Kuri dance' and other corroborees, 'a Port Essington swell', or 'the affecting narrative of Jacky-Jacky' (the story of the only survivor of the Kennedy expedition). Most of the book derives from serious works by authors such as George Angas and Thomas Mitchell, although Greenwood cannot resist making his own asides. Indeed, it quickly becomes apparent that the author sees little reason to differentiate between any of the people he is describing, preferring the remarkably silly conceit of following one archetypal 'Savage' from cradle to death. This is an example of the scarce "First Series" referred to by Ferguson only in passing in his note to a "Second Series" (10073c) and apparently known to him only from the Dixson Library copy.

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        Plano del Puerto del S.Thomas. Levantado en 1851, por el Teniente de Navio de la Marina Real Inglesa G.B. Lawrance.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Tinted lithograph, with touches of original colour. 650 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition. A Spanish edition of Lawrance's detailed chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie, the port of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The lighthouses are marked with colour. Lawrance spent a decade in the West Indies mapping for the Admiralty. Among his output was a general chart of the Virgin Islands, the Island of Tortola and the route from St Domingo to Dominica. At the time of publication the U.S. government was considering buying the Danish Virgin Islands for $7.5 million, but failed to get popular support. In 1917, justifying the purchase as defence against German attacks in the West Indies, the U.S. bought the Islands for $25 million in gold.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Carta Esferica de las Islas al Este de Java y parte de los Mares de Aruafura y Banda segun los trabajos holandeses mas modernos.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Sea Chart of part of the Indonesian island chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba, with East Timor. The lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        Die öffentliche Beleuchtung von Berlin. Eine geschichtliche, technische und wirthschaftliche Darstellung des öffentlichen Beleuchtungswesens in Berlin, sowie des Beleuchtungseffectes auf den Berliner Strassen. Auf Grund officiellen Materials hrsg. Mit 1 doppelblattgr. lithogr. Plan u. 256 (3 auf 2 gefalt. Tafeln) Abb. Berlin, S. Fischer, 1896. Gr.-8vo. (26,5 x 17,5 cm). XIV S., 1 Bl., 468 S., XIV S. Anzeigen, 1 Bl. Halblederband d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenvergoldung.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Umfangreiche, sowohl die historischen Aspekte wie die damals gegenwärtige Situation umfassende Darstellung des Berliner Gas- und elektrischen Beleuchtungswesens. Behandelt werden neben der Produktion u. Verwendung von Leuchtgas u. elektrischem Strom auch die administrativen u. wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen ihrer Verteilung u. ihres Konsums. Kapitel 11 über Ölgas, Petroleum u. Ähnliches. Interessant auch das letzte Kapitel "Der Beleuchtungseffect auf den öffentlichen Strassen und Plätzen" mit theoretischen Ãœberlegungen zur optimalen Ausnutzung der Leuchtkraft. - Die Abbildungen zeigen u.a. Laternen u. Kandelaber, Maschinendetails, Generatoren, Schaltkreise etc. - Lux (1863-nach 1935) war als Ingenieur u. Fachautor in Berlin tätig, zwischen 1894 u. 1922 war er Hrsg. der "Zeitschrift für Beleuchtungswesen". Berlin-Bibl. C 27, S. 69. - Beck: S. Fischer S. 43. - Vgl. Heiduk: Oberschlesisches Literaturlexikon II, S. 118. - Degener (1909) S. 870 u. (1935) S. 1013. - Kanten u. Gelenke berieben. Leicht gebräunt. Spiegel mit Radierspur.

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        Carta Esferica de las Islas al Este de Java y parte de los Mares de Aruafura y Banda segun los trabajos holandeses mas modernos.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. 640 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Sea Chart of part of the Indonesian island chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba, with the western tip of Timor.

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        The Ionian Islands in the year 1863.

      Wm. H. Allen & Co. London 1863 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 480pp., lithographed frontispiece, 4 engraved maps, contemporary calf gilt, covers slightly marked, spine faded, red morocco letteing piece, an excellent copy. Ansted was a geologist and an engineer who visited the islands at this time specifically because he believed they would soon be ceded to Greece. Blackmer 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Macmillan and Co., London, 1863. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. First Edition. Second Printing. Hard Cover First edition, second state (without the L'envoi leaf). Publisher's full dark green cloth with embossed gilt illustration on the front cover, gilt ruled lines on the borders of the front cover, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle, dark brown endpapers. Illustrated with 2 b plates by J. Noel Paton. Head and heel of spine have been repaired, blank preliminary page has been removed, one small droplet mark on bottom edge of rear cover, former owner's 3" x 1" name label on front endpaper, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . B drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 350 pp

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        Yedo and Peking . A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China. With Notices of the Natural Productions, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Trade of those Countries, and other things met with by the way

      London, 1863. Octavo, folding map, folding frontispiece and illustrations; a very good copy bound in contemporary half blue calf. Planthunting in China. Robert Fortune (1813-1880) was sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. He spent four years abroad and experienced many adventures such as pirate attack, shipwreck, and entering the city of Loo-chow, then closed to Europeans, in Chinese disguise. He was responsible for the introduction to England of the cumquat, the double yellow rose, many varieties of tree peonies, azaleas and chrysanthemums. He visited China again in 1847 to collect tea plants on behalf of the East India Company, successfully introducing tea into the northwest provinces in India. Fortune was a prolific writer, not only on his botanical work but also about his fascinating travels to exotic eastern locations. This, Fortune's last work, was completed after his retirement and describes his commission to travel to China and Japan on behalf of the United States government to collect tea shrubs and other plants.

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        Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes em 1601

      Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863. Quarto, 24 pp., map, scattered foxing; original printed pink front wrapper bound in, a little worn and marked, protected in modern brown boards. Preaching to the choir. Rare: Lisbon-printed translation of Major's work stating his belief in a 1601 voyage to Terra Australis (see previous item). Major's work on the subject was admired by the Portuguese, who knighted him in 1861.

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        Disquisitiones arithmeticae.Leipzig: Gerh. Fleischer, 1801. First edition, first issue.

      A very fine copy of Gauss' masterpiece - uncut, contemporarily bound and with numerous mathematical notes inserted. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics" (Printing and the Mind of Man). <br/><br/> ❧PMM 257; Evans 11; Horblit 38; Dibner 114.<br/><br/> "In the late eighteenth century [number theory] consisted of a large collection of isolated results. In his <i>Disquisitiones</i> Gauss summarized previous work in a systematic way, solved some of the most difficult outstanding questions, and formulated concepts and questions that set the pattern of research for a century and still have significant today. He introduced congruence of integers with respect to a modulus (a = b (mod c) if c divides a-b), the first significant algebraic example of the now ubiquitous concept of equivalence relation. He proved the law of quadratic reciprocity, developed the theory of composition of quadratic forms, and completely analyzed the cyclotomic equation. The <i>Disquisitiones</i> almost instantly won Gauss recognition by mathematicians as their prince" (DSB). <br/><br/> "Published when Gauss was just twenty-four, <i>Disquisitiones arithmeticae</i> revolutionized number theory. In this book Gauss standardized the notation; he systemized the existing theory and extended it; and he classified the problems to be studied and the known methods of attack and introduced new methods ... The <i>Disquisitiones</i> not only began the modern theory of numbers but determined the direction of work in the subject up to the present time. The typesetters of this work were unable to understand Gauss' new and difficult mathematics, creating numerous elaborate mistakes which Gauss was unable to correct in proof. After the book was printed Gauss insisted that, in addition to an unusually lengthy four-page errata, the worst mistakes be corrected by cancel leaves to be inserted in copies before sale [as in the offered copy]. ... Gauss's highly technical work was printed in a small edition, and the difficulty of understanding it was hardly alleviated by the sloppy typesetting. The few mathematicians who were able to read the <i>Disquisitiones</i> immediately hailed Gauss as their prince, but the full understanding required for further development until the publication in 1863 of Dirichlet's less austere exposition in his <i>Vorelsungen über Zahlentheorie</i>." (Norman). <br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: We have been unable to determine the mathematician who interleaved this copy with numerous pages of mathematical notes. The notes appear to be contemporary with the publication, they are in Latin and are very detailed calculations relating to the text. As is well known, at the time of its publication very few people actually studied the <i>Disquisitiones</i> and even fewer able to understand it. From the notes, it is obvious that they were done by a very able mathematician.. 8vo (220 x 135 mm), completely uncut, bound in contemporary half calf, pp [i-vi] vii-xviii [1] 2-668 [3:tables as the Horblit copy] [4:errata] with B7, G4, K3, 2F7, and 2T6 cancels (as usual), with only very light browning, which is normally quite significant in this book, water stain to lower margin (outside of the text) to about 50 pages at the end of the text. A fine and entirely unrestored copy

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        The Mariposa Company, 34 Wall Street, New York.

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1863. - 4to., (9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches). Fine folding lithographed map with hand coloring in full, laid down on linen (some spotting). Original brown publisher's cloth, the front cover titled in gilt and both covers ruled in blind, all edges gilt (rebacked, extremities worn with loss). First edition. In October 1848 Frémont had set out on his ill-fated fourth expedition, "partially financed by St. Louis businessmen eager to locate a central, all-weather railroad route through the Rockies. During the unusually severe winter, the expedition lost its way in the rugged mountains of southern Colorado, and ten men, a third of the expedition, perished in the snow. While Frémont and several reliable men in his party blamed the guide, William S. 'Old Bill' Williams, other members blamed Frémont himself. Despite the tragedy, Frémont pushed on to California, where gold had been discovered at Las Mariposas, a seventy-square-mile tract near Yosemite Valley that he had purchased sight unseen in 1847 for $3,000. Las Mariposas made Frémont rich, but he was not a shrewd businessman. Until he sold it in 1864, its legal entanglements and escalating costs diminished both his profits and his energy" (Pamela Herr for ANB). This volume is a detailed prospectus of Charles Frémont's ill-fated Mariposa Estate Company, which spectacularly failed in 1868, only 6 years after its launch. 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 #72MMS73. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter (unsigned)

      According to Earl B. McElfresh, author of "Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War," Paine was "One of the finest topographical engineers in the Union Army of the Potomac... A hardworking, unassuming staff officer... When Meade made his perilous night ride from Taneytown, Maryland, to the Gettysburg battlefield on July 1, 1863, it was Paine who led the way." Superb content AL (unsigned), 4pp, 5" X 8", Head Quarters Army of the Potomac, 1864 March 10. Addressed to "Friend Powell" (George May Powell, 1835-1905, Treasury Department statistician, entrepreneur, inventor, evangelist, philanthropist, social reformer, cartographer, etc.). Near fine. Delightful letter acknowledging receipt of photographs, commenting: "They arrived during my absence on a cavalry raid. ...I came very near going with Col. Dahlgren. I had made every arrangement to go, but received an order to guide the 6th Corps to Madison Court House so that I was absent when he started. Gen Custer coming through Madison Court House on his raid I joined him and as it now proves was on the most successful branch of the movements. Col. Dahlgren was one of my most intimate friends here. He made out the plan relating to the time and distances in my tent. When he mentioned Sunday as the day for starting I mentioned my views upon that point. He said he agreed with me in relation to the duty of keeping the Sabbath but said that time must not be lost and Sunday was mentioned as the earliest time they could leave He said in the same connection that he never undertook any such enterprise without asking God&#39;s blessing." Ulric Dahlgren (1842-64), son of Admiral John Dahlgren, was the youngest colonel in the U.S. Army and was killed in a March 2nd raid to liberate Union troops from Libby Prison and Belle Isle near Richmond -- bringing about the controversial "Dahlgren Affair," for on his body were discovered documents ordering him to assassinate Jefferson Davis and his cabinet. Discussing the presidential campaign, Paine notes: "I do hope there will be no split in the Presidential campaign. I do not believe the Republicans can bring a stronger candidate than Prest Lincoln. I think Fremont would not stand the ghost of a chance for an election though I think he would make a good president." Paine also expresses strong views about "the dancing question" -- "Abstractly, dancing is not improper, and if one is sure that no encouragement is given to those forms, times and places of dancing that are objectionable, by indulging in that which is unobjectionable in itself I can see no possibility of harm, and nothing improper in it. There are many paths from virtue to vice besides going right over a precipice. One of them is the dancing hall which inclines down words at quite an angle and many have in the bewilderment of the dance found themselves at the lower end before they were aware of it. The dividing line between morality and immorality, between virtue and vice is like the equatorial or other lines on the earths surface, not seen marked across our path but it requires careful observation to know just when we cross. It is best to keep as clear as possible of this boundary line." And there ends, unsigned, this fascinating letter, rare and unusual.

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        A la Martinique. Martinique, Martinique.

      Paris - Size: 435 x 300 mm Framed size: 615 X 470 mm Very good condition. Lithograph. Printed colour. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), known as Sem, attained a high level of success with his wonderful portrayals of Paris at the turn of the century. This outstanding caricaturist was a member of the Salon des Humoristes and an officer of the Legion of Honor. His works offer us glimpses into Parisian high society at the turn of the century. Sem's unique talent made his work very identifiable, particularly because of the essential sobriety of his composition, in which his characters usually emerge from a white or plain background rather than being more obvious caricatures. Sem captured the spirit of the subject and in turn produced images that were true to life.

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        Théatre Des Marionnettes Du Jardin Des Tuileries. Texte et Compositions Des Dessins Par M. Duranty.

      Dubuisson et Cª, Paris 1863 - 2 hojas - II pp. - 387 pp. - 1 hoja y 24 preciosas láminas en papel especial. También 25 muy bellas ilustraciones a cabeza de capítulo, sobrepuestas a la página. Todo coloreado a mano a varias tintas. perfecto ejemplar con encuadernación romántica de época a media piel. Lomera decorada con nervios y dorados. =Louis-Émile-Edmond Duranty (París, 1833 - 1880) fue novelista y crítico de arte. Se ha especulado sobre la posibilidad de que fuese hijo ilegítimo del escritor Prosper Mérimée. En su faceta de novelista, Duranty fue uno de los valedores del movimiento realista. En noviembre de 1856 fundó junto con Jules Champfleury la revista Réalisme, que sacará seis números, hasta mayo de 1857. Su novela más reconocida fue Le Malheur d'Henriette Gérard, de 1858. Duranty animó a los impresionistas a retratar las novedades de la vida ciudadana de su tiempo. Size: 28 x 19 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        While Stonewall Jackson hovers between life and death, General Robert E. Lee, the day after the Confederate Army?s <I>?glorious victory?</I> at Chancellorsville, congratulates his soldiers for their <I>?heroic conduct,?</I> but laments <I>?the absence for a time of one to whose bravery, energy, and skill they are so much indebted for success?</I> ? General Stonewall Jackson had been shot on May 2nd; he was to die three days after this was issued, the final draft of Lee?s ?General Orders No. 59? ? Lee also quotes from a congratulatory letter from President Jefferson Davis!

      Historic Manuscript Document Signed ?R.E. Lee /Genl,? 1¼ pages, 7.75? x 11.75?, front and verso. Hd Qrs Army N. Va., 7th May 1863. Headed ?General Orders / No. 59}." Scattered soiling. Browned at perimeter from prior framing. Museum quality restoration including imperceptible darkening to front text only leaves parts of front text somewhat feathered in appearance, yet text on verso and signature are pristine and completely unaffected.In full, ?With heartfelt gratification the General Commanding expresses to the army his sense of the heroic conduct displayed by officers and men during the arduous operations in which they have just been engaged. Under trying vicissitudes of heat and storm you attacked the enemy, strongly intrenched in the depths of a tangled wilderness, and again on the hills of Fredericksburg, fifteen miles distant, and, by the valor that has triumphed on so many fields, forced him once more to seek safety beyond the Rappahannock.?In the last sente

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        Lincoln Calls for a Draft Two Days Before the Battle of Gettysburg

      Washington, D.C. 1863 - Partially Printed Document Signed as President. Washington, D.C., June 30, 1863. 1p., 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. Lincoln signed this draft call establishing quotas for the State of Connecticut only two days before the massive bloodletting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Two weeks later in New York, a similar call led to four-day rioting, with widespread looting, arson, and murder. Complete TranscriptExecutive Mansion,Washington, D.C., June 30, 1863 I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy thereof, having taken into consideration the number of volunteers and militia furnished by and from the several States, including the State of Connecticut, and the period of service of said volunteers and militia since the commencements of the present rebellion, in order to equalize the numbers among the Districts of the said States, and having considered and allowed for the number already furnished as aforesaid, and the time of their service aforesaid, do hereby assign Two Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Two (2,162) as the first proportional part of the quota of troops to be furnished by the First District of the Connecticut under this, the first call made by me on the State of Connecticut, under the act approved March 3, 1863, entitled 'An Act for Enrolling and Calling out the National Forces, and for other purposes,' and, in pursuance of the act aforesaid, I order that a draft be made in the said First District of the State of Connecticut for the number of men herein assigned to said District, and Fifty Percent in addition. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this Thirtieth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States, the eighty-seventh. Abraham LincolnHistorical BackgroundThe first effective draft by the federal government, signed into law by President Lincoln on March 3, 1863, called for all men between the ages of 18 and 45 to be enrolled into local militia units and be available to be called into national service. The actual draft was managed by the states, which most often used a lottery system. The number of draftees required by Lincoln's order varied, and was difference between a district's quota and its number of volunteers. However, the system was ripe for abuse, and controversial, because it allowed a draftee to hire a substitute for $300. The inequities of the system resulted in four days of draft riots in New York City just two weeks after this order from Connecticut. Federal troops were called in and eventually restored order on July 16.ConditionVery good. Minor toning, folds and a few light wrinkles.

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        Ticket which is said to have been used for admission to Ford?s Theatre on Friday evening, April 14, 1865, the night Lincoln was assassinated

      Original 75¢ ticket, 3.5" x 2.25", printed on orange stock with a central image, in silver, of three quarter dollar coins. Right corners rounded, left corners slightly rounded. Imprinted in black: ?FORD?S THEATRE / Tenth Street / [three quarter dollars] / Erected A.D. 1863.? On verso (not visible) is a facsimile signature of Ford?s Theatre treasurer H(arry) Clay Ford, brother of theatre owner John T. Ford, and the acting manager of the theatre for the April 14, 1865, performance. In apparent very good condition. The ticket, captioned ?Ford?s Theatre / Admission Ticket,? is triple matted with similarly matted vignettes captioned ?Actor John Wilkes Booth / Fires the Fatal Shot? and ?Brandishing a Knife Booth Leaps / from the Presidential Box to the Stage? and a photo print ?Ford?s Theatre / Washington, D.C.? Displayed in a slightly chipped 29.75? x 18.75? frame.According to, ?John T. Ford?s theatre on 10th Street was in its second season when the English actress and producer Laura

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        A Choice Collection of Fifty-One Welsh Airs,

      Castle Square, opposite The Castle Hotel, Carnarvon: H Humphreys, 1863 Bound in modern green cloth with title in gilt on black cloth label to front cover. Internally, new endpapers, small note tipped on to ffep, title page has some browning to edges, top corner repaired, index to the airs followed by the Airs themselves (iv), [1], 6-40 pp, [4] adverts, printed by H Humphreys, Lithograph, Copperplate, and Letter-Press printed by Steam, Binder , and Machine Ruler, Carnarvon, not dated but from the mid 1800&#39;s. Uncommon, 4 copies only in UK institutions. Oblong 23*17.5cm. Title continues: Adapted for The Harp, Piano-Forte, Harpsichord, Violin or Flute.

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        Der Hafen vom Jonas gesehen. Kolorierte Lithographie von Wilhelm Heuer mit ornamentaler Bordüre.

      1863.. 30,0 x 48,4 cm. Ecke unten links im weißen Rand mit kleinem Abschnitt. Blick über die Landungsbrücken und das St.Pauli Fährhaus, links das Seemannshaus und die St:michaeliskirche (Michel), in der Bildmitte die St. Katharinenkirche. Mit 8 Bezeichnungen unterhalb der Darstellung. Salamon Pan 5a. Das nebenstehende Bild ist aus zwei Scans zusammengesetzt, der Absatz in der Bildmitte existiert im Original nicht ! [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie].

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        Last Cruise of the Wanderer

      Sydney: F. Cunninghame, n.d., 1863. Octavo, original photograph of a painting of the "Wanderer" as frontispiece; a very good copy bound by Aquarius in full calf, gilt spine. Rare author&#39;s presentation copy of the first edition, inscribed and signed by John Webster. This is an example of the elusive special issue of the book, with an original photograph as frontispiece: &#39;These extra-illustrated copies are rare&#39; (Ferguson). The Last Cruise of the Wanderer tells the story of the last adventure and dramatic death of Benjamin Boyd, who ran a great whaling empire out of Twofold Bay. After Boyd&#39;s dramatic rise and fall in the colony in the 1840s, he departed Sydney in his impressive schooner the Wanderer to try his luck on the Californian goldfields. After little success he began cruising the Pacific Islands with the intention of establishing a republic in Papua. While on a hunting expedition on the Solomon Islands he was killed by the islanders. A few weeks later his vessel, the Wanderer, was itself wrecked while entering Port Macquarie in New South Wales. Dedicated by the author to Benjamin Boyd, only a few copies contained the extra presentation signature of the author.

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        The Prophete Jonas With and Introduction before Teachinge to Understone Him and the Right use also of all the Scriptures, Etc. Etc. byWilliam Tyndale.

      Reproduced in facsimile. To which is added Coverdale's version of Jonah, with an introduction by Francis Fry. London: Willis and Sotheran. Bristol: Lasbury 1863. 8:o. 16,(2 blank),(56) pp. Contemporary leatherbacked boards. slightly bumped upper corners. Book-plate John William Pease and small label Wilfred Merton 1920. 20,5 x 14 cm.. One of a few copies printed on vellum

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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. Bookplate (Byron Price), ink ownership inscription in upper portion of title (see below), small nick in lower joint, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of Thoreau?s third book, published posthumously and with a preliminary 33 page biographical sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson. BAL records the edition consisted of 1558 copies. The ownership inscription, which surrounds the title, includes an erratic flourish and is somewhat intriguing, though inconclusive: "Wm. Stickney Christmas Gift from Willie 1863." The book was published in October, and there is a small 19th century booksellers' label in the corner of the front pastedown, for the Metropolitan Bookshop, Philip and Solomons, Washington D.C. The earliest owner might have been William Stickney (April 11, 1827 ? October 13, 1881), the son-in-law of Amos Kendall, a co-founder of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf, a grammar school in Washington, DC, which became Gallaudet University. He was a member of the board of directors of Columbia Institution from its inception in 1857 until his death in 1881. BORST A3.1.a. BAL 5236 and 20111.

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        Review of the Labours of Several Explorers of Australia , by Mr. Thomas Foster, ten years resident in Victoria; also the Narrative of Mr. John King, sole survivor of the Burke and Wills Expedition

      Melbourne & Sydney: Clarson, Shallard and Co, 1863. Octavo pamphlet, a very good copy retaining original titling wrappers featuring a wood-engraving of Burke&#39;s grave at Cooper&#39;s Creek to rear cover, wrappers rather faded from the original yellow; the Mackaness copy in recent blue cloth. A lovely copy, in the original illustrated wrappers, of a scarce and elusive celebration of milestones in the exploration of the centre of the Australian continent. Australian Rare Books records the scarcity of this pamphlet, noting that &#39;Although Forster&#39;s 16-page pamphlet glances at the work of earlier explorers it is principally of interest for its connection with the Burke and Wills Expedition. It was issued in yellow paper wrappers with the title repeated on the upper wrapper and - of particular note - a wood engraving depicting Burke&#39;s grave on Cooper&#39;s Creek on the lower wrapper verso.&#39; For a slim booklet of 16 pages, the author&#39;s aim is undeniably ambitious: &#39;I propose, therefore, to trace the progress of Australian discovery from its first small beginnings…to follow the white man from his small village on Port Jackson to his rich settlement along the borders of the great Interior itself.&#39; Some of the sweeping narrative is concerned with the great desert expedition under Eyre, followed in greater detail by the tragedy of Burke and Wills. To appease widespread public curiosity at the fate of the expedition, Foster included the narrative of John King, the sole surviving member of the party, and includes the engraving of Burke&#39;s grave at Cooper&#39;s Creek based on the sketch by sketch by Alfred William Howitt. Although quite well represented in Australian libraries, this is undeniably a rare work. A copy was sold in 1985 (noted by Wantrup) and another was in the Davidson collection.

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        The Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic : being the newest tricks of deception, developed and illustrated, with an exposure of the practices made use of by professional card players, blacklegs, and gamblers ; To which is added The magic of spirit Rapping

      Great Wizard of the North - 100th edition of Parlour Magic and 30th edition of Spirit wrapping. Printed in London by R.S. Francis. 95 page hardcover, published around 1863. The book is good with wear to the covers, bumped corners, somw wear to the hinges, pieces missing from the top and bottom of the spine, the owner's name inside, a corner missing from the illustration opposite the title page and some foxing to the pages. There is no dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Darstellung und Beschreibung Sammtlicher in Der Pharmacopoea Borussica Aufgefuhrten Offizinellen Gewachse Oder Der Stoffe Welche Von Ihnen in Anwendung Kommen, Nach Naturlichen Familien

      Leipzig: Verlag Von Arthur Felix, 1863. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Leipzig: Verlag Von Arthur Felix, 1863. Hard Cover. Verlag Von Arthur Felix. Four volume set, quartos, stiff card boards, 204 botanical plates (of which 197 are hand colored) + supplemental text. Otto Carl Berg (1815-1866) was a German botanist and pharmacist; Carl Friedrich Schmidt was a German lithographer and illustrator who specialized in botanical art. Together, Berg and Schmidt produced one of the finest examples of 19th century botanical references: Darstellung und Beschreibung Sammtlicher in Der Pharmacopoea Borussica Aufgefuhrten Offizinellen Gewachse Oder Der Stoffe Welche Von Ihnen in Anwendung Kommen, Nach Naturlichen Familien. Now offered for your consideration is this circa 1863 four volume set of their work, illustrated with 204 plates of which 197 are nicely hand colored. Classic! Condition notes: These 4 quartos, each measuring 10 ¾ inches by 8 ¾ inches, are bound in stiff card boards reinforced with black tape (text blocks cracked). Former owner&#39;s name to front end page of each volume, light spotting to text. The plates are in Very good condition. (art).

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        Vie, Poésies et Pensées de Joseph Delorme. Les Consolations. Pensées d'août. Notes et sonnets. Un Dernier rêve

      Michel Lévy Frères 1863 2 volumes in - 8 (21,2 x 15,5 cm), demi - maroquin marron, dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure d'époque). Edition en partie originale. Recueil formé de l'édition de Joseph Delorme de 1861 chez Poulet - Malassis pour le tome 1, et des Consolations augmentées d'un poème, Pensées d'août, Notes et Sonnets, Un Dernier rêve, ainsi que d'une partie du Livre d'amour, pour le tome 2. Cet ensemble regroupe ainsi la presque totalité des poésies de Sainte - Beuve. (dos passé, quelques petits défauts, piqûres sur les tranches, brunissure et petit trou en marge de la page 9 tome 1, rousseurs). / / 2 octavo volumes (21,2 x 15,5 cm), brown half - shagreen, spine raised on five bands, top edge gilt, uncut (contemporary binding). Partly first edition. This collection is composed with "Joseph Delorme" in 1861 edition by Poulet - Malassis for vol. 1, and "Les Consolations" with an added poem, "Pensées d'août", "Notes et Sonnets", "Un Dernier rêve", and with a part of "Livre d'amour", for vol. 2. This book collect almost the complete poems by Sainte - Beuve. (spine faded, some little defects, spots on edges, foxing and little hole in margin p. 9 vol.1, brownings).

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

      Two plates (one serving as a frontis.) & text illus. xii, 520 pp., 32 pp. of publisher&#39;s ads at end. 8vo, orig. blind-stamped pebbled green cloth, gilt on upper cover & spine. London: J. Murray, 1863. First edition and a very nice fresh copy. In the present work "Lyell, in the manner of a barrister, presented to the reader a broad array of evidence which indicated that man had evolved gradually from lower animals over an immense period of time, that species had been modified one into another, and that the modification had probably been produced by natural selection...Lyell thus gave Darwin powerful support in the controversy following the publication of the Origin of Species."-D.S.B., VIII, p. 574. Fine copy. .

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        African hunting and adventure. From Natal to the Zambesi

      Bentley London 1863 - Second edition. Numerous illustrations. Bound red leather. gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Only two days prior to Gettysburg, Lincoln signs in full a document drafting more troops from Connecticut

      Partly printed document signed "Abraham Lincoln", June 30, 1863, Washington, DC, 7.75" x 9.75", one page. Two days prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln signs an order requesting more troops from Connecticut. Light toned along edges, else fine condition with an exceptionally dark and clear full signature. In full: "I Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy thereof, having taken into consideration the number of volunteers and militia furnished by and from the several States, including the State of Connecticut, and the period of service of said volunteers and militia since the commencements of the present rebellion, in order to equalize the numbers among the Districts of the said States, and having considered and allowed for the number already furnished as aforesaid, and the time of their service aforesaid, do hereby assign Two Thousand One Hundred and Sixty Two (2,162) as the first proportional part of the quota

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        On Hemorrhage from Wounds, and the Best Means of Arresting It [ manuscript ]

      [ New York ]: manuscript, 1863 Unique. A very good copy. 4to.,. 41 pp. (with corrections recto and verso). The original 42 page fully corrected holograph manuscript in Mott's hand. It was written at the request of the Sanitary Commission at the height of the Civil War. A remarkable essay on wound haemorrhages that begins by citing Dryden's description of the death of the Tyrrhenian (Etruscan) queen and moves rapidly to a description of trooper's in the field trying to revive a comrade in a feint from a gunshot wound. Mott rhetorically admonishes the friends by stating they have only succeeded in re-opening the wound that is killing their friend by interfering with the natural clotting mechanisms of the body. In this manner he launches his essay, in fact an appeal, for the introduction and ready availability of tourniquets for combat soldiers. The essay considers the proper application of tourniquets and the consequences of this stop-gap procedure. In the course of the paper he cites and quotes a letter his son sent from the battlefield. Accompanying the manuscript are three sheets from the printed version with additional holograph corrections (extensive) in Mott's hand. Known for his aggressive and pioneering approach to surgery Mott was the perfect choice for this subject. It is written for the battle front with the aim of bringing immediate aid to men who were certain to die if left alone or to ill defined care. It presents a course of action in order to prolong life for the surgeon. An important and at times poignant manuscript written by one of the authorities of American medicine.

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        THE DOLDENHORN AND WEISSE FRAU, Ascended for the First Time.

      Coblenz, Karl Baedeker, 1863.FIRST EDITION 1863 with BOOK - PLATE OF HERMANN WOOLEY, (see below for details about Wooley). Slim 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, 13 plates of which there are 11 colour lithographs, 1 double page, 2 black and white full page woodcuts, 2 woodcuts in the text and a folding colour lithograph map, 82 pages plus contents page, bound in plain dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red speckled edges. Cloth faded, slight wear to head and tail of spine, 6 pages have very small stain to tip of lower corners, some pale offsetting to text from plates, pale age browning and light foxing to endpapers, half - title and title page, contents leaf has small light stain, otherwise a very good copy. See Jill Neate, Mountaineering Literature, revised edition 1986, page 137, R77. This finely illustrated book includes accounts of earlier attempts. Neate makes a mistake in calling for 13 colour plates instead of 13 plates. HERMANN WOOLEY, was a President of the Alpine Club from 1908 - 11 and made the first ascent with John Norman Collie of Mount Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vie, Poésies et Pensées de Joseph Delorme. Les Consolations. Pensées d'août. Notes et sonnets. Un Dernier rêve

      Michel Lévy Frères, Paris 1863 - 2 volumes in-8 (21,2 x 15,5 cm), demi-maroquin marron, dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure d'époque). Edition en partie originale. Recueil formé de l'édition de Joseph Delorme de 1861 chez Poulet-Malassis pour le tome 1, et des Consolations augmentées d'un poème, Pensées d'août, Notes et Sonnets, Un Dernier rêve, ainsi que d'une partie du Livre d'amour, pour le tome 2. Cet ensemble regroupe ainsi la presque totalité des poésies de Sainte-Beuve. (dos passé, quelques petits défauts, piqûres sur les tranches, brunissure et petit trou en marge de la page 9 tome 1, rousseurs). // 2 octavo volumes (21,2 x 15,5 cm), brown half-shagreen, spine raised on five bands, top edge gilt, uncut (contemporary binding). Partly first edition. This collection is composed with "Joseph Delorme" in 1861 edition by Poulet-Malassis for vol. 1, and "Les Consolations" with an added poem, "Pensées d'août", "Notes et Sonnets", "Un Dernier rêve", and with a part of "Livre d'amour", for vol. 2. This book collect almost the complete poems by Sainte-Beuve. (spine faded, some little defects, spots on edges, foxing and little hole in margin p. 9 vol.1, brownings).

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        Aurora Floyd

      three volumes, contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, decorated in gilt, leather labels, minor rubbing, advertisement leaf in all three volumes, marbled edges, minor spotting and dust-soiling, a handsome copy. a fascinating and wealthy girl, having married a worthy man, is flung into a dilemma by the reappearance of a low fellow who she had eloped with and married in her teens. He is murdered and suspicion falls on her, but the real culprit is unmasked eventually; same year as the first edition; 305, 327 and 319 pages; keywords: fiction - women authors; Wolff 625b - Tinsley Bros 1863 (third edition)

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        Guide du marin. résumé des connaissances les plus utiles aux marins (2 volumes)

      Lacroix Eugène,Librairie scientifique, industrielle et agricole 1863 - Deux volumes in-8 (14x22.5 cm), reliés demi-basane, titre, tomaison et auteur dorés aux dos lisses décorés de liserés dorés, (XVI)-556-506 pages, couvertures conservées, préface de Ch. Laboulaye, table des matières en début d'ouvrage, ouvrage illustré de 300 gravures dans le texte et de cartes gravées sur cuivre par Jacobs et Carré, 1 planche dans le premier volume et 4 dans le second ; dos insolés, coiffes légèrement frottées, bel exemplaire. Jacobs,Carré [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Successful Exploration through the Interior of Australia

      London: Richard Bentley, 1863. Octavo, frontispiece, portrait and folding map; a very good copy in handsome contemporary polished half calf, gilt spine with crimson morocco label, marbled edges, a few scuffs. The classic account of a "successful exploration" The classic account: the arresting narrative of the Burke and Wills expedition compiled from the journals and letters of William John Wills and edited by his father for publication. Optimistically titled &#39;A Successful Exploration&#39;, this volume features a striking frontispiece of the diminished party upon their return to Cooper&#39;s Creek, a fine engraved portrait of Wills and a large map of the continent with the route from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria coloured by hand. The appendices to this volume are of special interest. They include the instructions issued to Burke by the Royal Society of Victoria and the order for a Commission of Enquiry &#39;into all the circumstances connected with the sufferings and death&#39; of Burke and Wills issued by Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria. However, the most interesting document included in the appendix is the report of the Commissioners, who are scathing in their assessment of William Wright while exonerating Brahe for his departure from Cooper&#39;s Creek. The Commissioners are remarkably frank in their assessment of the competence of the expedition&#39;s leader: &#39;Mr. Burke evinced a far greater amount of zeal than prudence in finally departing from Cooper&#39;s Creek before the depot party had arrived from Menindie, and without having secured communication with the settled districts as he had been instructed to do; and, in undertaking so extended a journey with an insufficient supply of provisions.&#39;.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes in the rarest binding state (without Burton';s name or FRGS on the spines), but with a "second edition" slug on the title pages. This state was apparently unknown to Penzer and was probably the result of an attempt to boost sales by the publisher, as the text is unchanged. Plate of Julu house is the frontispiece to Volume I, and the map (now detached and laid in) is in Volume II. . Both volumes lightly bumped/rubbed, but clean and sound. Very good. result of an attempt to boost sales by the publisher, as the text is unchanged. Both volumes lightly bumped/rubbed.. Very good. Much to his dismay, Burton';s first consular posting landed him on a small, desolate island off the coast of West Africa. He took every opportunity to leave the place, exploring various parts of the mainland and making observations on cultural and traditions, health and sanitary conditions, and slavery, among other things. The account of his journeys into Sierra Leone and Nigeria to investigate stories of gold and gold mining is credited with drawing public attention to mining prospects in the region. Penzer 71-72; Casada 70. Provenance: Small bookplate of F.H. Spencer on each front pastedown. Most recently from the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada.

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