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        Tales of the Wayside Inn

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First American edition. Red morroco leather cover Half-Leather cover. Five raised bands on spine. Gilt decorated spine, gilt filets on boards. Marbelized endpapers.Closed tear on edge of back free endpaper."One Autumn night, in Sudbury town,Across the meadows bare and brown, The windows of the wayside innGleamed red with fire-light through the leaves Of woodbine, hanging from the eaves Their crimson curtains rent and thin.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Book.

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        Romola

      London: Smith Elder, 1863. First Edition. 3 vols., 8vo. No ads. Thrre quarters tan cal,f gilt spine, edges marbled, some foxing to endpapers and title-page of Volume One, else VG. Sadleir 817, Wolff 2061; Parrish, p. 17

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        La faïence, les faïenciers et les émailleurs de Nevers.

      - Nevers, Publication de la Société nivernaise, 1863. In-4, (4)-303-(1) p., reliure demi-maroquin brun à coins, titre et tête dorés (rousseurs). Complet des 21 lithographies hors-texte en noir et en couleurs. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Three Months in The Southern States. April - June 1863

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1863. With Portraits Engraved from Photographs. Octavo (185 × 120 mm). Contemporary purple half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, brown cloth sides with a gilt rule, marbled endpapers and edges. Six engraved portrait plates. Extremities rubbed, light spotting to some early and late leaves; a very good copy. True first edition, very scarce, preceding J. Bradburn's much more common New York edition of the following year. British officer Arthur J. L. Fremantle's odyssey across 11 of the 13 Confederate States (including an eyewitness account of the Battle of Gettysburg), to which he was led by an impassioned yet comparatively impartial English perspective on the Civil War characterised by a hatred for slavery yet a profound sympathy for Southern gallantry, resulted in this diary, first published in the UK and only in America a year later, which constitutes the first published book on the Confederate experience of the American Civil War in England, and the first published anywhere from a non-American perspective. On his return to England, as Fremantle writes in his Preface, he "found amongst all my friends an extreme desire to know the truth of what was going on the the South; for, in consequence of the blockade, the truth can with difficulty by arrived at, as intelligence coming mainly through Northern sources is not believed; and, in fact, nowhere is the ignorance of what is passing in the South more profound that it is in the Northern States." A valuable, unusual, and above all very scarce account, no copy of the UK edition having appeared at auction since 1985.

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        On Liberty

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. The first American edition of Mill's masterpiece. Light fading to blindstamped cloth, corners a touch bumped, quite fresh internally and a very nice copy. Mill linked the liberty of the individual with the good of society and changed democracy and the world. Printing and the Mind of Man 345 (for the English edition of 1859). This is the first US edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044398. .

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        Romola

      London: Smith Elder, 1863 London: Smith Elder, 1863. First Edition. 3 vols., 8vo. No ads. Thrre quarters tan cal,f gilt spine, edges marbled, some foxing to endpapers and title-page of Volume One, else VG. Sadleir 817, Wolff 2061; Parrish, p. 17

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        ROMOLA.

      Smith-Elder,, London: 1863 - A historical novel, set in Florence at the end of the 15th century. A VG set (sp to vol I faded/some wear & a bit of fraying @ the extremities/hinges starting/later eps to Vol I). Original green cloth (possibly a 'made-up' set). 8vo. 1st edition (Sadleir 817; Wolff 2061; Parrish, p. 17). 3 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Pilze und Schwämme Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Anwendbarkeit als Nahrungs- und Heilmittel, so wie auf die Nachtheile derselben.

      Baensch, Leipzig, 1863 - Leipzig, Baensch 1863. 28 x 21 cm. VIII S., [3] Bl., 64 S., XXXII [=32] num., altkolorierte Kupfertafeln. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Ecken und Kanten teils stärker berieben, teils auch bestossen. Deckel lichtrandig. Papier teils stockfleckig. Angebunden II. Loebe, W. Die Gräser der Wiese und des Waldes. Aus der landwirthschaftlichen Flora herausgegeben. Leipzig 1863. VI, 72 S. Mit 21 meist altkolorierten Kupferstich-Tafeln. III. Redslob, J. Die Moose und Flechten Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung auf Nutzen und Nachtheile dieser Gewächse. Leipzig 1863. [2] Bl., 96 Seiten. Mit 32 altkol. Kupferstich-Tafeln. Die dekorativen Tafeln in leuchtendem Kolorit. Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk "A. de la Fontaine" auf dem Vorsatz. Alphonse de la Fontaine (1825-1896) war ein Luxemburger Forstingenieur und Zoologe, Sohn des ersten Gouverneurs Théodore de la Fontaine und einer der Brüder Edmond de la Fontaines. Er war "mit Abstand der bedeutendste Luxemburger Zoologe des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Massard, MNHNL 2004). Ecken und Kanten teils stärker berieben, teils auch bestossen. Deckel lichtrandig. Papier teils stockfleckig. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Document Signed on "Headquarters Army of the Potomac" letterhead

      1863. unbound. 1 page, 7.25 x 4.5 inches, May 6, 1863 (6:30 A.M.) -- a rare "original" Circular, drafted by William H. Lawrence (Aide-de-Camp to General Hooker & future Civil War General), dictated moments after General Hooker recrossed the Rappahannock River in retreat from his devastating defeat at the battle of Chancellorsville, in full: "General Headquarters tonight will be at the old Camp near Falmouth. Corps commanders will send a staff officer for orders at 6 P.M. to report their locations for the night as fixed on the old map of the camp of occupation. For the present - the 6th Corps will continue to cover the river as ordered, and the 1st Corps will camp temporarily in the vicinity of the old camp, of the 6th Corps - between the left of the old camp of the 2nd Corps, and the right of the 6th Corp, By Command of Maj Genl. Hooker, Danl. Butterfield, Major General - Chief of Staff, Official - Wm. H. Lawrence, Major & A.D.C. Docketed on verso: "Hd. Qts. A of P, May 6, 1863 - Circular designating the Camp of the respective Corps after the Army had recrossed the River - Gen Couch." Note: On May 5th, Hooker called a Council of War and asked his Corps commanders to vote whether to stay and fight or withdraw. Although a majority voted to fight, Hooker had chose to retreat across the Rappahannock. According to Krick, pages 191 -196, "Hooker and the Artillery crossed first, followed by the Infantry at 6 A.M. Couch was in command of the South bank, but he was left with orders not to continue the battle." Henry Alexander White, in his acclaimed book titled "Robert E. Lee and The Southern Confederacy," chapter XI, confirms the existence of the above document: "...Early dawn of May 6th revealed to Lee the deserted Federal trenches, and the rising sun found Hooker on the Northern bank of the Rappahannock issuing the order: "General headquarters tonight will be at the old camp near Falmouth." A remarkable memento from one of the bloodiest battles in the history of the United States. Faint mounting remnants on verso; still very good condition. Major General in the Union Army best remembered for his stunning defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.

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        The complete suite of Crooke's 12 papers extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: including his six papers "On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation"

      - PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: general title-page to volume 153; 1.) On Thallium, 1863, vol 153, pp.173-192; 2.) Researches on the Atomic Weight of Thallium, 1873, vol 163, pp.277-330 (+ 4 lithographic plates); 3.) On Attraction and Repulsion Resulting from Radiation [Part I], 1874, vol 164, pp.501-527; 4.) On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part II,1875, vol 165, pp.519-547; 5.) On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Parts III. & IV, 1876, vol 166, pp.325-376 + 2 lithographic plates; 6.) The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V, 1878, vol 169, pp.243-318; 7.) On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part VI, 1879, vol 170, pp.87-134; 8.) The Bakerian Lecture: On the Illumination of Lines of Molecular Pressure, and the Trajectory of Molecules, 1879, vol 170, pp.135-164; 9.) Contributions to Molecular Physics in High Vacua. Magnetic Deflection of Molecular Trajectory. Laws of Magnetic Rotation in High and Low Vacua. Phosphorogenic Properties of Molecular Discharge, 1879, vol 170, pp.641-662; 10.) [with: G. G. Stokes] On the Viscosity of Gases at High Exhaustions, 1881, vol 172, pp.387-446 + 4 lithographic plates; 11.) The Bakerian Lecture: On Radiant Matter Spectroscopy: The Detection and Wide Distribution of Yttrium, 1883, vol 174, pp.891-918; 12.) On Radiant Matter Spectroscopy. Part II. Samarium, 1885, vol 176, pp.691-723 + 1 chromolithographic plate. First Editions, large quarto, near contemporary gilt lettered cloth, tiny uninked library name on title occasionally repeated,(vitually invisible), very good copies, London, [Royal Society], 1863 - 1885. * Sir William Crookes, (1832 - 1919) In 1861, he discovered a previously unknown element with a bright green emission line in its spectrum and named the element thallium, from the Greek thallos, a green shoot. Crookes also identified the first known sample of helium, in 1895. He was the inventor of the Crookes radiometer, and developed the Crookes tubes, investigating cathode rays. In his investigations of the conduction of electricity in low pressure gases, he discovered that as the pressure was lowered, the negative electrode (cathode) appeared to emit rays (the so-called cathode rays, now known to be a stream of free electrons, and used in cathode ray display devices). As these examples indicate, he was a pioneer in the construction and use of vacuum tubes for the study of physical phenomena. He was, as a consequence, one of the first scientists to investigate what are now called plasmas. He also devised one of the first instruments for the study of nuclear radioactivity, the spinthariscope. "By attempting to determine the actual paths of 'lines of molecular pressure' on the analogy of Faraday's lines of magnetic force, Crookes came to work on the cathode rays, which until then had been the exclusive province of German experimentalists. An electric radiometer whose vanes acted as a cathode showed that the dark space separating the cathode from the cathode glow extended farther from the blackened side of the vane, and that only when the pressure was reduced to a point at which the dark space touched the sides of the radiometer tube did rotation occur. . . . With his thorough grounding in the experimentally difficult art of vacuum physics, Crookes laid the foundation for the fuller investigation by J. J. Thomson of the behaviour of radiant matter in the discharge tube, showing, for example, that it induced phosphorescence in minerals like the diamond; that it caused the glass of the discharge tube to phosphoresce; that its stream could be deflected by a magnet; and, most important of all, that since it cast a shadow of an opaque object . . . it travelled in straight lines and was corpuscular in nature" (DSB). * "In 1878 Crookes began a new series of research papers with the conviction "that this dark space coating [the cathode in low-pressure electrical discharges] was in some way related to the layer of molecular pressure causing movemen

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        Excursions

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863 First edition, first printing. One of 1,558 copies printed. Original publisher's blue-green cloth, with diamond pattern and wreath illustration stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. An exceptional copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, bright spine gilt, crisp and clean pages, with only the occasional faint hint of spotting. Overall, a fine unsophisticated copy, seldom found in this condition. BAL 20111. Published a year after the author's death in 1862, Excursions is Thoreau's third book and the first to be published posthumously, following A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) and Walden (1854). It is a collection of nine of Thoreau's essays, including: "Natural History of Massachusetts," "A Walk to Wachusett," "The Landlord," "A Winter Walk," "The Succession of Forrest Trees," "Walking," "Autumnal Tints," "Wild Apples," and "Night and Moonlight." Together, these essays unite Thoreau's interest in New England and natural history, as many are based off of the author's walks around his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. Additionally, Excursions contains an introductory "Biographical Sketch" of the author's life by his friend and contemporary Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson. In his introduction, Emerson comments on the tragedy of his friend's death, and reminds the reader that, despite his premature death, Thoreau's influence is timeless: "The scale on which his studies proceeded was so large as to require longevity, and we were the less prepared for his sudden disappearance…he had in a short life exhausted the capabilities of this world; wherever there is knowledge, wherever there is virtue, wherever there is beauty, he will find a home.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The United Church of England and Ireland; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      London: Bickers and Son, printed at the Chiswick Press by Whittingham and Wilkins, [1863]. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 8vo. Unpaginated. Collates as: a - d + B - KK + a - z + aa - bb (all in 6s). Title page within border representing the Tree of Jesse. Woodcut of Queen Elizabeth I at prayer on verso of title page. Each page printed within intricately detailed decorated border after Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, and contemporaries. Ink ownership inscription on ffep. Else fine. A variant imprint of Griffiths 1863/22. Bound in full black morocco by Larkins with marbled endpapers and triple gilt ruled covers. All page edges gilt. Gilt dentelles. Spine with six compartments separated by gilt ruled raised bands. One compartment with gilt title "Queen Elizabeth's Book of Common Prayer" and the remaining compartments decorated with gilt floral motifs. A truly spectacular example of Victorian book production, reportedly imitating Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book.

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        Major John B. Mosby & Major John Pelham in the Southern Illustrated News - 8 August 1863

      Richmond: Southern Illustrated News, 1863. This is a rare 8-page Confederate illustrated weekly consisting of a mix of war news and literary features. This edition features front-page portrait illustrations of Major John B. Mosby (the commander of the famed 43rd Battalion of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, better known as Mosby's Rangers, a partisan unit that operated with impunity throughout Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for the duration of the war) and Major John Pelham (the heroic artillery officer who created the highly mobile "horse artillery" unit that supported J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry Corps). The remainder of the front page is filled with a biography of Mosby, a recounting of two of his cavalry raids that occurred earlier in the year. The entire second and much of the third page is taken up with a long article about Pelham, especially his death, which occurred when he was struck in the head with shrapnel while rallying troopers during a cavalry charge at Kelly's Ford. The paper has some edge wear, misfolds, and a few spots of minor foxing.. First Edition. Newspaper. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        THE WATER-BABIES, A FAIRY TALE FOR A LAND-BABY

      London: Macmillan, 1863. Crease to title-page, else fine. First edition [viii], 350p, [i, ads]. Bound with half-title, lacking the l'envoi leaf. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half dark green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and stylized floral panel ornaments. Original cloth upper cover bound in rear. Housed in cloth clamshell box Laid in is an autograph letter signed by Charles Kingsley dated 1869 on letterhead embossed "Ebersley Rectory, Winchfield" reminding a parishioner of an overdue title.

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        THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE [TWO VOLUME SET]

      MacMillan & Co. 1863 Wear to extremties. Bindings not tight. Occasional foxing. Spine slightly cocked in volume one. Both volumes show previous owner's name to ffep; Volume one contains biographical information, volume two examples of Blake's writing and engravings; Engravings; 8vo; 389,256 pages

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        Rare Signed Calling Card

      1863. unbound. Norwegian composer and pianist of the Romantic period, likely the greatest composer that Norway ever fostered. Important and brief autographed note signed, "E.G." on the verso of an even rarer calling card, 3 1/2" X 2", no place, no date, but most definitely written during his studies in Leipzig circa 1863. In German, Grieg, in response to a request for money, regrets that his circumstances are not such as to make a remittance possible. He closes by telling the recipient "I have closer obligations in my own country." The importance and historical significance of this item lies in the fact that it was written during Grieg's most trying days and on possibly his earliest calling card. Fine. In the 1860's, Grieg worked hard to support both himself and his family. By the early 1870's, he had written Piano Concerto in A minor and already composed the music for Peer Gynt at Henrik Ibsen's request. However, in 1874, he was awarded an annual artists grant, and could support his family without needing to teach or to conduct ever again The importance and historical significance of this item lies in the fact that it was written during Grieg's most trying days and on possibly his earliest calling card.. Grieg's was also an individual known for his compassion and great generosity.

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        KAZAKI and POLIKUSHKA

      Moskva (Moscow), Katkov, 1863. - Contemporary half leather. Two first publications by Tolstoy. In the literary journal Russkii vestnik, 1863. Very good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS [TWO VOLUME SET] An Exploration

      Tinsley Brothers 1863 Minor foxing on first few pages; Rebound in red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Tipped-in frontispiece with a facsimile signature of Burton; 8vo; xvi, 333, 306 pages

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        Major John B. Mosby & Major John Pelham in the Southern Illustrated News - 8 August 1863

      Richmond: Southern Illustrated News, 1863. This is a rare 8-page Confederate illustrated weekly consisting of a mix of war news and literary features. This edition features front-page portrait illustrations of Major John B. Mosby (the commander of the famed 43rd Battalion of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, better known as Mosby's Rangers, a partisan unit that operated with impunity throughout Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for the duration of the war) and Major John Pelham (the heroic artillery officer who created the highly mobile "horse artillery" unit that supported J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry Corps). The remainder of the front page is filled with a biography of Mosby, a recounting of two of his cavalry raids that occurred earlier in the year. The entire second and much of the third page is taken up with a long article about Pelham, especially his death, which occurred when he was struck in the head with shrapnel while rallying troopers during a cavalry charge at Kelly's Ford. The paper has some edge wear, misfolds, and a few spots of minor foxing.. First Edition. Newspaper. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Survey of Orange County. From Transactions N.Y. State Agricultural Society, 1862

      New York: C. van Bentheysen, 1863. paperback. very good. Pocket-size volume with two fold-out maps. 103 pp, thin 8vo, original light green printed wrapper. Light surface soil. Albany: C. van Bentheysen, 1863. This very scarce survey by Goldsmith Denniston compiles historical, geographical, and statistical information about Orange County, New York. The book contains detailed discussions of the county's geology and physiology, climate and products, and political divisions. In addition, it provides agricultural and manufacturing statistics for several towns, such as Cornwall, Goshen, Monroe, and Newburgh. At the front of the volume are two maps of the area. The first is topographical and labeled with the natural resources to be found in each part of the county. The second map is a "Map of Patents in Orange County granted under the Colonial Government." Both maps are in very good condition, and the volume is internally fine. The original paper wrapper is worn but in tact, chipped only slightly at the corners. A library(?) stamp has been removed from the front cover, and the title has been handwritten on the spine in red pen. This book is an excellent copy of a rare document of New York State history.

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        THE GAME OF BILLIARDS

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Despite the missing portrait, a Fine, bright copy of this uncommon title. Revised, Enlarged, and Richly Embellished with Engravings." Decorated cloth. First published in 1856, all editions of this early billiards book, the second American book on the game, are scarce. The author, Michael Phelan, also published the first American book on the game, BILLIARDS WITHOUT MASTER, just thirteen years before this edition. Considered the father of American billiards, Phelan was influential in devising rules and setting standards of behavior, holds many patents for table designs and cushions, and is credited as being the first to put diamonds on tables. Phelan almost single-handedly turned American billiards into a socially acceptable pastime. This book is indeed richly embellished with engravings, mostly full-page diagrams showing shots on tables but also including full-page and text engravings of people playing billiards. The author covers rules, practical advice, and the history of the game, including a brief chapter on Shakespeare as a billiards player. There are four pages of ads at the end with two illustrations. This book appears to have had a frontispiece portrait of the author. A tissue guard is present, and there is a very, very faint image on the verso of the opposite page indicating that the portrait would have been removed long ago.

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        THE UNITED STATES CONSUL'S MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS AND ALSO FOR MERCHANTS, SHIPOWNERS, AND MASTERS OF AMERICAN VESSELS IN ALL THEIR CONSULAR TRANSACTIONS

      Hudson Taylor 1863 Lightly chipped at top and bottom spine. Minor wear to extremities. Bookplate. Endpapers a bit browned ; 8vo; xii, 507 pages

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        MRS. LIRRIPER'S LODGINGS

      1863. Charles Dickens's New Christmas Story. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. Original self-wrappers. First American Edition of the fifth of the nine Christmas numbers (1859-1867) of Dickens's periodical "All The Year Round." Dickens himself wrote only the first and last (seventh) chapters. The inside rear wrapper bears ads dated December 1863.~This is a near-fine copy, with only the expected wear along the very fragile spine; this American edition is much scarcer than its English counterpart. Podeschi (Yale) B283; see Eckel p. 196. Housed in a quarter-morocco clamshell case. Provenance: the case bears the bookplates of Kenyon Starling and of [William] Self; this was (part of) lot 120 in the 2008 Self sale.

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        LIEBGARDE. EINE GESCHICHTE AUS DEM KRIEGE

      1863. Very Good. FREMONT, Jessie Benton. DIE LIEBGARDE. EINE GESCHICHTE AUS DEM KRIEGE. Boston: Ticknor und Fields, 1863. First German-language edition of The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the [American Civil] War, issued in the same year and by the same publisher as the first edition. 187 pp. 18mo., publisher's deep green cloth binding, gilt-stamped title to spine, blind- stamped frames and a central device ( a butterfly above a saber) on sides; brown coated endpapers. Book label on front pastedown. Binding shows general light soiling and some wear at heel, crown and corner tips. Text leaves are clean but for some occasional light soiling at fore-margin. Some English-language poetry, written in pencil, on verso of half-title and one of the rear fly-leaves. A very good copy of the rare German- language edition. This book recounts the events leading up to, and Mrs. Fremont's frustration with, her husband's dismissal as the commander of the Department of the West, from July to November 1861. Before being published as a book by Ticknor and Fields in 1863, this story of John Charles Fremont's uncompleted campaign first appeared in a series of articles for the Atlantic Monthly, which was also published by Ticknor and Fields. (Sabin 25835; DAB; NAW v 1, p. 670-1).

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

      London: Macmillan and Co.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863. 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&w 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 3½" x 1" name label on front endpaper, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . B&W drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 350 pp .

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        Zeitzer Ostertafel vom Jahre 447 [ Unterzeichnet / Signed] [Zeitz Easter Panel (or Table) from Years 447]

      Berlin: Dummler, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing in the Publisher's original paper-covered boards (some wear and mild splitting to the spine paper and some modest rubbing and bending at the board corners, along with some light spotting and a bit of chipping to the sometimes roughly opened pages) SIGNED BY THEODOR MOMMSEN on the title page and being the copy of Murray Gell-Mann whose bookplate resides on the front pastedown; Theodor Mommsen's translation and history of manuscript material dated 447 AD found only at the Siftsbibliothek in Zeitz, Germany known as the Zeister Osterfafel or the Zeitz Easter Panel (or Table) which used a calendar system putting Jesus the Christ's crucifixion at 28 A.D. The volume here offered contains the text of an address given by Mommsen in the Academy of Sciences on August 11, 1862. The book is paginated 539-566, with the volume's page numbers corresponding to the page numbers of Mommsen's source material. This work also contains an additonal 2 pages reproducing manuscript material from the Zeitzer Ostertafel. The greatest Classicist of the 19th Century, Theodor Mommsen remains a relevant scholar to this day. His work on Roman History continues to be used by scholars of ancient history, and his work on the Roman law of contracts and of torts fundamentally affected Germany's Civil Law code. All of classical scholar, historian, archaeologist , jurist, journalist, editor, and politician, Mommsen served in both the Prussian Landtag and the German Reichstag. Mommsen was revered by other men, and Mark Twain, after attending a banquet in Berlin, described such reverence as follows: "When apparently the last eminent guest had long ago taken his place, again those three bugle-blasts rang out, and once more the swords leaped from their scabbards. Who might this late comer be? Nobody was interested to inquire. Still, indolent eyes were turned toward the distant entrance, and we saw the silken gleam and the lifted sword of a guard of honor plowing through the remote crowds. Then we saw that end of the house rising to its feet; saw it rise abreast the advancing guard all along like a wave. This supreme honor had been offered to no one before. There was an excited whisper at our table—'MOMMSEN!'—and the whole house rose. Rose and shouted and stamped and clapped and banged the beer mugs. Just simply a storm! Then the little man with his long hair and Emersonian face edged his way past us and took his seat. I could have touched him with my hand—Mommsen!—think of it!...I would have walked a great many miles to get a sight of him, and here he was, without trouble or tramp or cost of any kind. Here he was clothed in a titanic deceptive modesty which made him look like other men." Mommsen won the 1902 Nobel Prize in Literature as, in the judgement of the Nobel Committee, "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing, with special reference to his monumental work, A history of Rome" and, until Doris Lessing received the same Award in 2007, was the oldest-ever to win the Prize. While letters and postcards from Mommsen occasionally appear, signed copies of his works are virtually unheard of in today's market. [A signed copy of his major work, "Romische Geschichte", offered at auction in 2001 sold for $12,925 (plus fees) and has an expected probability of reappearance of 25+ years.] Having a notable Provenance, the volume here belonged to Physicist Murray Gell-Mann -- winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles and for his discovery of the quark -- whose bookplate resides on the front free endpaper. A marvelous ASSOCIATION COPY CONNECTING TWO NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS, and SIGNED BY THEODOR MOMMSEN. REMARKABLY SCARCE TO RARE.

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. First edition. With a folding map in volume one and frontispiece plate in volume two. 8vo, original dark purple-brown cloth gilt lettered on spine, with blind ruled borders on covers. x, 303; vi, 295. A brilliant unopened copy but for name labels removed and clipped title pages. According to Penzer, Burton intended to suppress his name entirely from this work, though our copy does indeed have "R. F. Burton" on the spine. In fact, the rarest of the bindings has the suppression successfully made. But this is a truly fine copy of this fragile book. Burton was appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, he believed it possible to render the region "not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies." Burton’s publication of the book anonymously as a “Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society” ( F.R.G.S) “may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical Society , for Burton was at odds with the organization’s leadership at the time over the Nile’s sources. The acerbic dedication was ‘to the true friends of Africa- not the “Philanthropist” or Exeter Hall’. Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work. “Although it was well known that there was gold on the Gold Coast, nothing was done to develop it, and it was Burton who, in his “Wanderings in West Africa”, drew public attention again to this ancient gold-field.

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        SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN ELLIS WOOL OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FROM APRIL 1812 TO DEC. 1863 [manuscript title]

      Roslyn, N.Y. 1863.. vi,[1],168pp. plus an "Appendix" comprised of newspaper clippings laid in. approximately 45,000 words. Quarto. Loose sheets, lined paper. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Also with a printed diploma on vellum, near fine. In a half morocco box. A wonderful manuscript biography of General John E. Wool, written by his brother-in-law and dedicated to Wool's wife. On the dedication page, the author states: "This sketch founded in contemporaneous information not always official, and now drawn mainly from memory, and therefore claiming no exemption from its ordinary infirmaries." Following the table of contents, which is extensive, the author adds an additional page which reads, in part: "This sketch is not intended nor prepared for publication. In arrangement and topics it may be an useful index to guide research into the ample materials which General Wool and the War Department possess....If General Wool, himself, could and would find leisure to correct this manuscript, and indicate also the sources for it amplification, it might then perhaps be treated by some competent writer as a nucleus for a full and finished Biography...." Beautifully written in a neat hand, with occasional footnotes. Also, an honorary diploma presented to John E. Wool by Williams College, conferring on Wool an honorary Doctorate in Law. General John E. Wool (1784-1869) saw service in three major American wars, starting with the War of 1812. A volunteer in the War of 1812, he continued on as a career soldier, eventually rising to the rank of brigadier general and commanding one of the four invasion forces during the Mexican-American War. "Wool's 'Centre Division' of 3,400 men...moved out of San Antonio, Texas, on 25 September 1846, crossed the Rio Grande at Presidio de Rio Grande, and struck southward through Chihuahua to Parras, which Wool occupied on 5 December. Wool was then diverted eastward to Saltillo...to rendezvous with Taylor's column and confront a Mexican army. Wool was responsible for choosing the ground on which Taylor and the American army received the Mexican attack at Buena Vista on 22 February 1847, and his 'gallant and meritorious' handling of his division during the battle earned a vote of thanks and a ceremonial sword from Congress as well as a brevet promotion to major general" - ANB. Taylor subsequently turned the occupation of Chihuahua over to Wool's command. Later he served in the Civil War, though age and a penchant for quarreling eventually led to his retirement in July 1863.

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        Old New Zealand : A tale of the good Times, By a Pakeha Maori.

      Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Auckland 1863 - pp.xiv, 239. A good copy in original cloth of the rare first Auckland, edition. An account of early life in New Zealand by Maning ("Pakeha Maori") who arrived in Hokianga in 1833 and lived and traded among the Maoris there. He identified completely with the Ngapuhi and married the sister of a chief. Rare. NZNB 3343 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        General Meade's Controversial Gettysburg Victory Message

      [Gettysburg, PA] 1863 - Broadside. General Orders 68. "Head Quarters Army of the Potomac," [Gettysburg, Pa.], printed on the field, July 4, 1863. 1 p., 7 x 6 in. One of a handful of surviving battlefield-issued copies of the Gettysburg victory message that infuriated Lincoln. While both armies still occupy the field, General Meade congratulates his soldiers on their "glorious" victory at Gettysburg.Complete TranscriptHead Quarters Army of the Potomac, July 4th, 1863--- General Orders} No. 68. } THE Commanding General, in behalf of the country, thanks the Army of the Potomac for the glorious result of the recent operations. An enemy superior in numbers and flushed with the pride of a successful invasion, attempted to overcome and destroy this Army. Utterly baffled and defeated, he has now withdrawn from the contest. The privations and fatigue the Army has endured, and the heroic courage and gallantry it has displayed will be matters of history to be ever remembered. Our task is not yet accomplished, and the Commanding General looks to the Army for greater efforts to drive from our soil every vestige of the presence of the invader. It is right and proper that we should, on all suitable occasions, return our grateful thanks to the Almighty Disposer of events, that in the goodness of his Providence He has thought fit to give victory to the cause of the just. By command of MAJ. GEN. MEADE.S. Williams, Asst. Adj. General."Historical BackgroundThe Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 - 3, 1863, ended Confederate General Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North but the number of casualties was staggering. Union forces under General George Meade sustained approximately 23,000 casualties, while the Confederates suffered nearly 28,000 dead, wounded, or missing. At 4:15 p.m. on July 4, with the battlefield still strewn with the dead and wounded, Meade issued General Orders No. 68 commending his victorious troops. He had good reason to give thanks: after the failures of four previous commanders and thirteen months of stalemate and defeat, the Army of the Potomac had finally won a decisive victory over Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.But part of Meade's message infuriated Lincoln. Attuned as always to the power of words, Lincoln expressed disapproval to Major General Halleck, writing "You know I did not like the phrase . 'Drive the invaders from our soil,' "pointing out that all of America, not just the North, was still "our soil." Further, Meade did not attack in full force while Lee remained north of the Potomac, allowing the Confederate army to escape. Meade's reluctance to pursue Lee disgusted Lincoln, who correctly perceived that Meade wanted "to get the enemy across the river again without a further collision," rather than acting to prevent their crossing and destroy them.While Lincoln congratulated the Army of the Potomac for its hard-fought victory, he also drafted a letter lecturing Meade about "the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee's escape.To have closed upon him would, in connection with our other late successes, have ended the war." Although Lincoln never sent the letter, Meade was aware of the President's displeasure and offered to resign. Lincoln declined the offer. However, at the end of the year, Lincoln summoned Ulysses S. Grant, the victor at Vicksburg, to Washington to become General-in-Chief. Grant would accompany and direct Meade in the final two years of war in Virginia.There are only three or four other known copies of this battlefield-issued first printing of Meade's victory message.Civil War Field PrintingDuring the Civil War, inexpensive, tabletop printing presses made quick field communication possible. Originally developed so shopkeepers could print their own receipts, billheads, and other documents, both the Union and Confederate armies quickly adopted these portable presses.Small broadsides such as General Orders were typically printed two or four per sheet and then cut. Because ty. (See website for full description)

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        SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA SHOWING THE APPROACHES TO MOBILE.

      [Washington]: Coastal Survey Office, 1863. - Folding map, 24 x 25 1/2 inches, mounted in twenty-four sections on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Light wear. Minor foxing and wear to map. Very good. This rare Civil War map was created by the coast Survey office- the main cartographic arm of the Union Army- for use in the Union campaigns into the South. This copy was owned and used by Col. Joseph Corson Read, the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. In November 1863, the Union armies captured Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the South," enabling them to stage a prolonged offensive into the Southern heartland. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant moved very quickly to overwhelm the South and immediately ordered Gen. Sherman to move against Atlanta and its vital railroad supply lines, at the same time as he sent Gen. Nathaniel Banks to attack Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Corson Read (1831-89) was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Col. A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. This map, scaled at ten miles to the inch, shows Mississippi and Alabama from Jackson to Montgomery, starting about fifty miles north of those two points and continuing south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, roads, and rail lines, and all the towns they connect, are detailed, with waterways printed in blue. Two of the railroads, the Mobile & Pensacola, and the Mobile & Great Northern, construction and removal dates during the war. An important map that would have been used by the Union Army in the field, specifically by the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, CIVIL WAR MAPS 260.1. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, RAILROAD MAPS 140.

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        NEW MAP OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA TERRITORY.WITH THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS, ROADS, RAILROADS AND TRANSIT ROUTES TO THE SILVER MINING DISTRICTS OF NEVADA TERRITORY.CAREFULLY COMPILED FROM UNITED STATES AND OTHER RELIABLE SURVEYS.

      [San Francisco]: W. Holt, 1863. - Lithographed map, 27 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, with contemporary hand coloring. Laid down on modern acid-free board. Neatly split along one horizontal fold, with minuscule loss of paper. Short, neat separation along another fold near the edges of the map. About very good. An important map of California and the Nevada Territory by Leander Ransom and A.J. Doolittle, showing routes into Nevada and the recently-discovered silver mining regions. Wheat calls it "a Nevada map of first importance." Ransom first published his map of California and Nevada in 1862 (though it bears a copyright date of 1861), and Wheat calls that edition "notably rare." There are three issues of this 1863 edition of the map, one with a copyright of 1862 (Wheat 1070) and another with a copyright of 1863 and the word "A" added before NEW MAP in the title (Wheat 1071). Our issue (as with the Streeter copy) seems to be a variant of Wheat 1071 - copyrighted 1863 but lacking the "A" at the beginning of the title - and it is not listed in Wheat. In the present issue (as with Wheat 1071) the Nevada-Utah border has been more accurately drawn at the 115th meridian (Wheat 1070 puts it at the 116th meridian). There are many other additions in Nevada from the 1862 edition, and from Wheat's number 1070. A great number of details have been added in central Nevada: the important silver mining region of the Reese River District has great detail and lists a number of towns, including Austin, Clifton and Jacobsville. The Smoky Valley and Big Canyon districts have been added south of the Reese District, and the Mount Hope District has been added to the north. Several stations have been added along the "Overland Stage Road" with intervening distances noted. New mining districts appear in the northwest, as do new trails. In California the counties are named and variously shaded, the six United States Land Districts are shown, main roads are traced, and numerous towns in the California mining districts are located. There is also a table of distances. The presence of "New Mexico" instead of Arizona below the 37th parallel and "Washington Territory" instead of Idaho in the northeast corner indicates that this map was issued fairly early in 1863. The map is drawn on a scale of circa 1:1,750,000, not twenty-four miles to an inch as stated on map, and was lithographed by Louis Nagel of San Francisco, who also lithographed the 1862 edition of Ransom's map. Leander Ransom was born in Connecticut, raised in New York, and came to California in 1851. Wheat notes that "until his death [in 1874] Ransom was intimately connected with the land affairs of California." "A superb map, full of interesting and exotic information in Nevada and California" - Rumsey. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1070, 1071 (ref). STREETER SALE 2880. RUMSEY COLLECTION 4393.001.

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        Survey of Orange County. From Transactions N.Y. State Agricultural Society, 1862

      C. van Bentheysen New York: C. van Bentheysen, 1863. paperback. very good. Pocket-size volume with two fold-out maps. 103 pp, thin 8vo, original light green printed wrapper. Light surface soil. Albany: C. van Bentheysen, 1863. This very scarce survey by Goldsmith Denniston compiles historical, geographical, and statistical information about Orange County, New York. The book contains detailed discussions of the county's geology and physiology, climate and products, and political divisions. In addition, it provides agricultural and manufacturing statistics for several towns, such as Cornwall, Goshen, Monroe, and Newburgh. At the front of the volume are two maps of the area. The first is topographical and labeled with the natural resources to be found in each part of the county. The second map is a "Map of Patents in Orange County granted under the Colonial Government." Both maps are in very good condition, and the volume is internally fine. The original paper wrapper is worn but in tact, chipped only slightly at the corners. A library(?) stamp has been removed from the front cover, and the title has been handwritten on the spine in red pen. This book is an excellent copy of a rare document of New York State history.

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        1863 Dominican Republic ~ document archive; signed by Domingo Dulce ~ Revolution

      1863 - For sale is an archive of ten manuscript documents dated between October 1, 1863 and December 1, 1863. There is a total of 42 pages (29 pages with text & 13 pages blank) 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. This is a fascinating and important archive related to the revolutionary movement in the Dominican Republic during the 3rd Spanish Colony (1861-1865) which led to the War of Restoration in 1863 and the 2nd Independence in 1865. Nice of ten documents have been signed by Domingo Dulce y Garay, 1st Marquis of Castell-Florite (7 May 1808 - 23 November 1869), was a Spanish noble and general, who fought in the First Carlist War and who served two times as Captain General of Cuba. Translated summary of each document reads as follows; Doc 1 The General Captaincy To the Civil Superior Governor Dear Sir, The Captain General of Santo Domingo has expressed the need to destroy all the revolutionary elements in order to restore the peace in the island. The priest Calisto María Pina will be arriving to the island on the ‘Ciudad Condal’ steamboat. Please ensure that proper police custody is provided for him. Signed: Havana, 1/10/1863. Signed; Domingo Dulce. Doc 2 The General Captaincy To the Civil Superior Governor Dear Sir, The Captain General of Santo Domingo has stated that the Priest of Puerto Plata has to be removed from office since he has expressed his support for the revolutionary elements. He will be removed that the Priest José de la Gandara, who will be arriving to the island on the ‘Ciudad Condal’ steamboat. Signed: Havana, 1/10/1863. Signed; Domingo Dulce. Doc 3 General Captaincy To the Superior Civil Governor, Dear Sir, The Captain General of Santo Domingo has stated that Antonio Alvaro Juncal, deputy commander at the local fortress that the assets of Lázaro Rodríguez should seized since he has escaped from prison. I am expediting the file for the attention of the Captain General of Cuba. In order to make the necessary arrangements for the repatriation of Lázaro Rodríguez so he can serve his prison term. Signed: Havana, 18/10/1863. Signed; Domingo Dulce. Doc 4 General Captaincy List of people deported to Havana [Lázaro Rodríguez is the first person on the list] Signed: Santo Domingo, 25/10/1860. Colonel Mariano Cappa. Signed by Brigadier José Rozas. Doc 5 General Captaincy To the Superior Civil Governor The Captain General of Santo Domingo has stated that the ‘Pizarro’ steamboat, carrying the people included in the list attached, has set sail for Havana. These people have engaged in revolutionary activity, so they had to be removed from he country. In addition, it is recommended that they should be sent to Isla de los Pinos or to Peninsular Spain. Signed: Havana, 2/11/1863. Signed; Domingo Dulce. Doc 6 General Captaincy To the Civil Superior Governor, Dear Sir, It has transpired that two of the political prisoners deported from Santo Domingo are ill. It is recommended that they should be transported to the hospitals of Santiago and San Felipe and that they be isolated from the general public in order to prevent that they spread their revolutionary ideas. Signed: Havana, 5/10/1863. Signed; Domingo Dulce. ***** Please contact us for the remaining translations. Condition; document is in very good condition with some wear. Please see some of my other antique and highly collectible items currently listed for sale. All items are guaranteed to be 100% authentic. Full satisfaction or money back guaranteed. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Combined shipping available. 570

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        THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or Lessons from the Vegetable World By the Author of 'The Heir of Redclyffe Etc

      Edmoston and Douglas, Edinburgh, 1863. Third Edition Carefully Revised. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. .. Size 8.5 x 13 ins. 22 page description of plates. 31 hand coloured double page plates 3 lightly foxed rest clean and crisp. Original decorated boards, corners damaged. Plates: Tabular view of vegetable kingdom (1) Spring/ summer/ autumn/ winter flowers (4) Kitchen vegetables and roots (3) Plants useful in domestic economy, the arts etc (3) Forage or field plants (1) grains (2) poisonous plants (11) British Fungi (1) Fruits ( 5) Margin of one plate damaged. RARE (as is a favourite with breakers /framers) and not to be confused with the similar title by Adam White which was also published by Edmonston and Douglas. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History; ILLUSTRATED; Inventory No: 2636..

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        Historia de las persecuciones políticas y religiosas ocurridas en Europa desde la edad media hasta nuestros días. (6 Volúmenes)

      - Historia. (93) Imprenta y librería de Salvador Manero Barcelona 1863 Encuadernación en pasta española con doble tejuelo. 26,5x17,5 cm Con láminas grabadas al buril.Tomo I XIX+944 pp (la pag 463 con perdida de papel en una esquina que afecta al texto y esta suelta junto con la 465 y una lámina, la hoja 795 rasgada) 944 pp+13 láminas Tomo II 846 pp señales de polilla en parte del lomo sin afectar al texto. + 12 láminas. Tomo III 1017 pp señales de polilla en algunas hojas. 12 láminas. Tomo IV 982 pp + 12 láminas Tomo V 1206 pp + 11 láminas (la pauta marca 12). Tomo VI 1156 pp +12 láminas. 37E [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEW MAP OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA TERRITORY...WITH THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS, ROADS, RAILROADS AND TRANSIT ROUTES TO THE SILVER MINING DISTRICTS OF NEVADA TERRITORY....CAREFULLY COMPILED FROM UNITED STATES AND OTHER RELIABLE SURVEYS

      [San Francisco]: W. Holt, 1863.. Lithographed map, 27 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, with contemporary hand coloring. Laid down on modern acid-free board. Neatly split along one horizontal fold, with minuscule loss of paper. Short, neat separation along another fold near the edges of the map. About very good. An important map of California and the Nevada Territory by Leander Ransom and A.J. Doolittle, showing routes into Nevada and the recently-discovered silver mining regions. Wheat calls it "a Nevada map of first importance." Ransom first published his map of California and Nevada in 1862 (though it bears a copyright date of 1861), and Wheat calls that edition "notably rare." There are three issues of this 1863 edition of the map, one with a copyright of 1862 (Wheat 1070) and another with a copyright of 1863 and the word "A" added before NEW MAP in the title (Wheat 1071). Our issue (as with the Streeter copy) seems to be a variant of Wheat 1071 - copyrighted 1863 but lacking the "A" at the beginning of the title - and it is not listed in Wheat. In the present issue (as with Wheat 1071) the Nevada-Utah border has been more accurately drawn at the 115th meridian (Wheat 1070 puts it at the 116th meridian). There are many other additions in Nevada from the 1862 edition, and from Wheat's number 1070. A great number of details have been added in central Nevada: the important silver mining region of the Reese River District has great detail and lists a number of towns, including Austin, Clifton and Jacobsville. The Smoky Valley and Big Canyon districts have been added south of the Reese District, and the Mount Hope District has been added to the north. Several stations have been added along the "Overland Stage Road" with intervening distances noted. New mining districts appear in the northwest, as do new trails. In California the counties are named and variously shaded, the six United States Land Districts are shown, main roads are traced, and numerous towns in the California mining districts are located. There is also a table of distances. The presence of "New Mexico" instead of Arizona below the 37th parallel and "Washington Territory" instead of Idaho in the northeast corner indicates that this map was issued fairly early in 1863. The map is drawn on a scale of circa 1:1,750,000, not twenty-four miles to an inch as stated on map, and was lithographed by Louis Nagel of San Francisco, who also lithographed the 1862 edition of Ransom's map. Leander Ransom was born in Connecticut, raised in New York, and came to California in 1851. Wheat notes that "until his death [in 1874] Ransom was intimately connected with the land affairs of California." "A superb map, full of interesting and exotic information in Nevada and California" - Rumsey. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1070, 1071 (ref). STREETER SALE 2880. RUMSEY COLLECTION 4393.001.

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        THE LAKE OF KUGSSUAK AT TASERMIUT, GREENLAND. [with:] KAJUTAKS - FJELD I GODTHAABS FJORD

      [Godthaab: Lars Møller], 1863-1864.. Two handcolored lithographs, each 15 1/2 x 12 inches. Mounted on board. Minor edge wear. Faint dampstain on second title. Color generally bright and clean. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. Two superlative early lithographs by Greenland's first professional lithographer, Lars Møller. The lithographs were done as part of a series of Greenland landscapes, and were based on original artwork by the father of Greenlandic printing, Hinrich Rink. "These lithographs depict different Greenland landscapes...The young Lars Møller did them immediately after returning from his eight months period of training in Denmark, and they are therefore the handsome result of his newly acquired craft. They are, too, the best work he ever did, for after this his work slowly and gradually goes downhill, perhaps because he lacked inspiration and competition. Nevertheless his work as a craftsman and lithographer was of immense and immeasurable importance for two generations of his picture- starved countrymen...The pictures were on sale in the Greenland shops...Since some of the pictures are provided not only with a Danish and Greenlandic caption they may have been used as presents to be sent abroad or possibly even sold abroad" - Oldendow. Consistent with Oldendow's description, the present pairing represents well both Møller's talent and Greenland's dynamic landscape. The first image, presumably the original of which Rink signed, since his initials are reproduced in the lower left corner, shows the serene Lake Kugssuak against a backdrop of mountains. The second, captioned in Danish and Greenlandic, shows Godthaab's famous fjord. Together they offer a wonderful showcase of Møller's nascent skill. Two of the best early lithographs by a native Greenlander, indicative of an ambitious and increasingly influential press. Knud Oldendow, THE SPREAD OF PRINTING. WESTERN HEMISPHERE. GREENLAND (Amsterdam: Vangendt & Co., 1969), p.37 (ref). OCLC 44405170.

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        The Complete Herbal to which is now added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult qualities. Physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind: to wich are

      Subject: (Erbari antichi - Illustrati). London, Thomas Kelly, (1863), 4to leg. m.pelle con fregi e tit. dor. al dorso, pp. VI-398-(4) con un ritr. inc. in rame in antip. e 20 tav. di botanica officinale, tutte inc. in rame e colorate a mano.

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        TO THE LOYAL PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI [caption title]

      [St. Louis? 1863].. 8pp. Dbd. Very minor soiling and wear. Very good. An apparently unrecorded pro-Union tract issued in St. Louis in the middle of the Civil War. The authors rejoice in the impending collapse of the Confederate presence in Missouri: "The Secessionists of Missouri are manifestly tired of the war, which, in a period of violent and unreasoning passion, they inaugurated against the peace of the State and their own pecuniary and social interests." But the author also views with alarm the activities of a "radical, revolutionary party," so vindictive toward Secessionists that they "urge that the military power shall continue to wage war upon these people, seize and take away their property, and cast them into prison or exile, or shoot or hang them." "Fellow- citizens, if this policy is continued, the war in Missouri will never cease." The pamphlet, signed in type by Samuel T. Glover and seven others, urges Missourians to "annihilate this fanatical faction" at the polls in the September elections. Not in OCLC and possibly the only surviving copy.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        I Whisper Thee Good Night. Song. Adapted To English Words By George Linley

      Robert Cocks & Co, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1863] Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 7 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647008.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Recueil de thèses de gynécologie et d'obstétrique des Facultés de Médecine de Strasbourg et de Paris

      Grand in-4° relié demi-percaline verte de l'époque, dos lisse, titre gravé. On trouve relié à la suite : B. GOLDSCHMIDT : Des fongosités de la cavité de l'utérus (Strasbourg, Silbermann, 1859), 76 pp. une planche hors-texte - - - CHARLES-CAMILLE MINEL : De l'obésité (Strasbourg, Silbermann, 1859), 53 pp. - - - VICTOR-TIMOTHEE FELTZ : Des grossesses prolongées (Strasbourg, 1860), 64 pp. - - - ANDON-GOMIDAS NAFILYAN (né à Constantinople) : Opérations de fistules vésico-vaginales par le procédé américain de M. marion-Sims (Paris, Rignoux, 1862), bel et long envoi autographe de l'auteur sur la page de titre à Morpain, 77 pages et un très grand tableau dépliant - - - PAUL-LOUIS BROCCHI : Examen des opinions émises sur les mariages consanguins (Strasbourg, Heitz, 1863), 25 pp. - - - J.-F. EDOUARD LAUTH : De l'embryothlasie et en particulier de la céphalotripsie (Strasbourg, Silbermann, 1863), 228 pages et LXVII tableaux d'observations cliniques et 10 planches hors-texte, certaines dépliantes représentant différents nouveaux instruments. - - - NONANCOURT : Des amputations spontanées intre-utérines (Strasbourg, 1864), 45 pages et 4 planches hors-texte très impressionnantes. FELDMULLER : De la périnéorhaphie (Strasbourg, 1864), 48 pp. - - - GEORGES HERGOTT : Considérations sur la situation normale de l'utérus à l'état de vacuité et la direction du canal vaginal (Strasbourg, 1864), 40 pages et une planche hors-texte. Signé par l'auteur. (TZ)

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