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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.

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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.

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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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        Our Young Folks, An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Vols. I-IX (all published)

      Ticknor & Fields. Hardcover. Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1863-1873. The complete run of this juvenile journal, featuring contributions from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott and others. Thick 8vo, 1/2 black leather, first 8 bound uniformly with 1873 in a maroon 1/2 leather binding. A nice set. Moderate wear and some soiling, good to very good condition with occasional foxing and dampstains to contents. Occasional chipping to leather bindings, including one 1/2 inch chip to the spine of the 1873 volume. Some wear and chipping to edges of boards. All page edges marbled, except for 1873, which is speckled. A very nice copy of the complete run. . Very Good. 1863. 1st Edition.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA. Edición corregida con especial estudio de la Primera, Por D. J E. Hartzenbusch.

      Manuel Rivadeneyra, Argamasilla 1863 - 4 tomos 12º. Retrato grab, LXXVIp, 349p, 1 lám. pleg. (facs. de carta) = 2h, 429p = XIIp, 428p = 2h, 378p. Leve óx. Hol. algo ajada (tomo 1 con distinta encuad.). "- Apreciada edición, impresa en la casa donde algunos insisten permaneció prisionero un tiempo Cervantes. Palau 52113 ". estos cuatro lindos tomitos son codiciados por los bibliófilos y coleccionistas." Edición de 2000 ejemplares." 1863

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        Invasion of the Crimea [Anthony Trollope's Copies -- A Fine Association Its Origin and An Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Ragland

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, of Alexander William Kinglake's magnum opus, "The Invasion of the Crimea", with the Volumes here offered having been issued from 1863 - 1880, being the copies of the great Victorian-Era Author Anthony Trollope with his bookplate. This is a Very Good set in full leather with the board faces lined in gilt and edges decorated in gilt, the buttressed spine panels lined, decorated, and lettered in gilt and with the title and author sections having labels in green leather. The pastedowns and edges of the closed page edges are elegantly marbled. The set shows general rubbing and some marking to the boards, and Volume VI shows some fading to its front board's edges. The joints to the Volume I, the Volume likely to be the most-often opened, are tender. The first five of the six Volumes here offered carry Anthony Trollope's bookplate to the front pastedown and a couple of the Volumes have his shelf location sticker as well, also applied to the front pastedown. The front free endpaper states the Set's Provenance with a notation there reading: "These six Volumes of / Kinglake's "Invasion of the / Crimea belonged to Anthony / Trollope and contain his / bookplate. // They were given to me by / his granddaughter, Miss / Trollope at Minchinhampton, / where she lived, in 1937. // [Signature]". A full set of the work would contain eight Volumes, which would have been published from 1883 - 1887. However, as Trollope died in 1882, he was unable to collect the complete set. Books from Anthony Trollope's personal library are quite scarce to the market. [Please Note: Shipping charges will exceed those quoted by this site.]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Nuova enciclopedia popolare italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienza, lettere, arti, storia, geografia ......Quinta edizione

      Utet 1863/1866 24 volumi di testo + 1 volume (atlante) di incisioni realizzate in rame e xilografia, mezza pelle coeva con titoli in oro.

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      m.fl. Svenska expeditioner till Spetsbergen och Jan Mayen, utförda under åren 1863 och 1864 af N. Dunér, A. J. Malmgren, A. E. Nordenskiöld och A. Qvennerstedt. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner 1867. 8:o. (5),+ (blank),+ 261,+ (5) s.+ litogr. karta,+ trägravyrplansch,+ 7 litogr. planscher, varav 4 i färg och en dubbelsidig. Trägravyrer i texten. Enstaka småfläckar. Sammanbunden med: FRIES, Th. M. & NYSTRÖM, C. Svenska polar-expeditionen år 1868 med kronoångfartyget Sofia. Reseskizzer af Th. M. Fries och C. Nyström. Med träsnitt, färgtryck samt en karta. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1869. 8:o. (8),+ 231 s.+ 4 färglitogr. planscher,+ dubbelsidig färglitogr. karta. Trägravyrer i texten. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med lätt upphöjda bind, krokodilskinnsimiterande pärmpapper, något blekt rygg. Hulth 18 & 20. Schiötz 283 resp. 346. Det första arbetet behandlar den vetenskapliga expeditionen till Spetsbergen 1863, vilket var den första polarexpeditionen som A. E. Nordenskiöld stod som ledare för, och som var en stor framgång. Boken innehåller flera delar: Dunér och Nordenskiöld: Svenska expeditionen till Spetsbergen år 1864 ombord på Axel Thordsen, under ledning af A. E. Nordenskiöld; Qvennerstedt: Anteckningar från en resa till Ishafvet i trakten av Jan Mayen år 1863; Malmgren: Vetenskapligt bihang till svenska Spetsbergsexpeditionen 1864. Det andra arbetet är skildring av den svenska Spetsbergsexpeditionen år 1868 under ledning av A. E. Nordenskiöld. Den innehåller ett bihang med en bibliografi över svenska polarexpeditioners vetenskapliga resultat

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        The geological evidence of the antiquity of man with remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation. Second edition revised.

      Subject: (Geologia - Evoluzionismo). London, Murray, 1863, 8vo t.tela orig. pp. XVI-528 (+ 32 di cat. editoriale) con una tav. in antip. e inc. xil. n.t.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes in the rare first state binding (without Burton';s name on the spines), with a "second edition" slug on the title pages. This state was unknown to Penzer and was probably the result of an attempt to boost sales by the publisher. It is otherwise unchanged from the first. 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. Burton';s account of his journeys into Sierra Leone and Nigeria to investigate stories of gold and gold mining are 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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        Excursions Photographiques - Vues et Monuments les plus remarquables de l'Univers / Volume Second

      - Ouvrage orné de 58 Planches numérotées de 52 à 110 en noir, gravées par les meilleurs Artistes d'après les Photographies prises sur les lieux mêmes par Dusacq & Cie et accompagnées d'une Notice Archéologique et Historique par Messieurs Jules Janin, Victor Hugo, Chateaubriand, Ch. Nodier, Lassus, L. Batissier, P. De la Garenne, Ed. Jomard, etc. et imprimées par F. Chardon - A Paris - Chez Dusacq & Cie, éditeur - Edition sans date, probablement 1863 - Volume Second uniquement - In-4 oblongue (40 x 28 cm) - Non paginé - Reliure d'éditeur demi chagrin rouge légèrement frottée et un peu salie, plats en percaline rouge ornés d'encadrements en creux, premier plat réhaussé de décors dorés, présence de quelques taches sur le premier plat - Dos à 4 nerfs avec titre, décors et encadrements dorés, très légèrement frotté et sali, coiffes très légèrement frottées - Des rousseurs sur le papier, mais les Planches sont épargnées - La page de garde présente des petites déchirures avec un manque de papier en bordure inférieure, la page de titre présente un manque de papier en coin supérieur gauche (3 par 2 cm), légères pliures du papier de la page de titre et de la page de table - Bon état - Attention Poids : 2600 g.Belle fraicheur des Planches. De très belles Photographies de l'époque magnifiquement gravées par des Artistes tels que Hurlimann, Legrand, Martens, Salathe, Vogel ou bien Bishop et Weber entre autres, qui nous font voyager entre l'Europe, l'Afrique et l'Amérique et plus précisément l'Angleterre, l'Allemagne, la Suède, la Russie, la Suisse, l'Italie, l'Espagne, la Grèce, l'Egypte, la Nubie, la Syrie, la Palestine et l'Amérique. L'on y retrouve l'Arc de Titus, l'Alhambra, le Parthénon, Louqsor, Nazareth, les chutes du Niagara, Moscou. Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DES RAPPORTS DE L' HOMME AVEC LE DÉMON. ESSAI HISTORIQUE ET PHILOSOPHIQUE.

      Gaume et Duprey 1863 - 1864 6 VOLUMI IN-8°, M. PELLE COEVA. COMPLESSIVE 4.034 PP. MINIERA DI NOTIZIE SUI DEMONI E SULLE STREGHE. "OUVRAGE CURIEUX PARTAGÉ EN 36 LIVRES, LES QUATRE PREMIERS TRAITENT DES TEMPS OÙ RÉGNAIENT L' IDOLATRIE, LE CINQUIÈME S' OCCUPE DES TEMPS DU MOYEN AGE ET ENFIN DANS LES AUTRES LIVRES L' AUTEUR ÉTUDIE LA MAGIE ET LA SORCELLERIE DU XVI SIÈCLE À NOS JOURS. VÉNÉRABLE ENCYCLOPÉDIE QUI EMBRASSE TOUT CE QUI INTÉRESSE L' OCCULTE. MALGRÉ LE POINT DE VUE OÙ SE PLACE L' AUTEUR, CET ÉNORME TRAVAIL N' EN EST PAS MOINS UNE SOURCE PRÉCIEUSE DE RENSEIGNEMENTS OÙ LE PHILOSOPHE PUISERA DES CONNAAISSANCES VARIÉES, ET SOUVENT NOUVELLES, QUI LUI DEMANDERAIENT DE LONGUES ANNÉES DE RECHERCHES ET UNE BIBLIOTHÈQUE SPÈCIALE DIFFICILE À RÉUNIR". YVE-PLESSIS, BIBLIOGRAPHIE FRANÇAISE DE LA SORCELLERIE, 411.

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        Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration (First Edition, Volume II Only)

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Volume II only. Original full green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The cloth has general edge wear which has been touched up. The gutter front board has been reinforced with yellow paper to match yellow endsheets. Previous owner's siganture and date of June 5, 1866 on front free endpage. Light foxing to frontispiece. Overall in VERY GOOD condition.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains: An Exploration. - 2 Volumes

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 8vo. 2 volumes , xiii, 333; v, 306 pages, including five plates, remainder issue, bound without the frontispiece of Burton and the map. Bound in half green calf leather over green Victorian cloth boards, gilt tooled spines, a very good example of this rare book. In the present account of African travel, Burton becomes a member of the first European party to climb Mt. Cameroon, and he speculates about warfare and slavery mostly in terms of their costs to the British Empire. The portrait frontispiece is worth noting both because it is relatively early for a photographic frontispiece and because, as Penzer says, portraits of the author rarely appear in his works. Penzer 70.. First Edition. Very Good.

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        Essai sur l'Ophthalmoscope. Thèse Présentés et Publiquement Soutenue a la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier le 20 Mars 1863.

      L. Cristin. Montpellier 1863 - pp. (viii), (9)-65, (vii). 2 folding plates. New marbled boards, a bright, clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pelto-maan ojituksesta ja tiili-torvien tekemisestä

      Wilén. Edition originale. etat : bon. Un manque minime au bas du dos coupes émoussées.

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        Red Riding Hood with Original Envelope

      Boston: L. [Louis] Prang, 1863. First die-cut shape book published in the U.S. 16 pages with verse and colored illustrations. Just like new but for a tiny scuff near the fourth button from the hem of the dress. Bright coloring; sound binding. I imagine that it is in such nice shape because it has been stored in its original envelope. The envelope has very light brown printing with illustrations of Red Riding Hood and the wolf on either side of the booklets title. It shows some wear and soiling, and is missing the top flap. An 1864 gift inscription and the owner's name are in pencil on the reverse of the envelope.. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps. Fine. Illus. by Very, Lydia L.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik

      Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (216x139 mm). xi, 600 pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, inner hinges cracked but firm; interior slightly foxed, dedication inscription in ink to first flyleaf. ---- <br><br> Garrison-Morton 1562; Horblit 49a; Norman 1044. - First Edition. "This exhaustive study of acoustics ranks as one of the greatest books on the subject and shows that Helmholtz was, besides being a great physicist and physician, an accomplished musician" (Garrison-Morton). Helmholtz&#39;s resonance theory of hearing, expounded in this work, remained unchallenged for decades. Helmholtz also explained that differences in timbre result from differences in upper partial tones, which depend in turn on how the fundamental is produced., and he applied this observation to music theory to explain that consonance and dissonance are produced by more or less coincident upper partial tones. "This foundation treatise on audition has been termed the Principia of physiological acoustics" (Grolier/Horblit)..

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        Die Grundlehren der Cession, nach römischem Recht dargestellt

      Braunschweig, Vieweg 1863 -1866. 22 cm. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden. 23, (1), 504; 21, (1), 448 Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit, Teil 2 Original-Umschlagtitel beigebunden - Reichs-Justizamt 329, 10 - Braunschw. Stadtlex. 205 (vgl.) - Einzige Ausgabe. 1: Die Cessionsform; 2: Die Klagform. Auf den Vorderdeckeln zeitgenössische handschriftliche Mitgliederliste der "Vechtaer juristischen Lesegesellschaft". Albert Schmid (1821 - 1891) war 1831 am Aufstand der Studenten in Göttingen beteiligt, 1833 von der Universität Jena relegiert und 1835 in Eisenach zu Festungsarrest verurteilt. Nach seinem politischen Sinneswandel machte er Karriere und wurde 1879 der der erste Präsident des neu errichteten Oberlandesgerichts Braunschweig. -

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        Roundabout Papers in Original Publisher&#146;s Boards First US Edition 1863

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. This is a very scarce US first edition in the original purple cloth. Published by Harper & Brothers [New York] in 1863, the title page reads: &#147;Reprinted from the Cornhill Magazine&#148;, which was edited by Thackeray. The date 1863 is given below the publisher&#146;s details on the title page. The original boards are now faded with areas that show what the purple boards would have looked like 145 years ago. The spine with the gilt lettering is now faded and the gilt is barely legible, with knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. The frontispiece &#147;&#148;Sir J-sh-a R-n-lds in a domino. Dr G-ldsm-th in an old English dress&#148;&#148; is fantastic and is separated from the title page by its original tissue guard. This book has excellent illustrations throughout on relatively clean pages with only occasional minor light foxing; complete with the Harper & Brothers&#146; 8-page catalogue to the end of the book.An excellent example of this hard to find first edition by William Makepeace Thackeray . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

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        EXCURSIONS

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863. First Edition. Original cloth. One signature pulled, scattered foxing and staining. Covers lightly soiled with minor wear to the spine, gilt bright. Very Good. Original blue-green Z cloth. Portrait frontispiece, the first book to include a portrait of Thoreau. BAL 20111: 1558 copies printed. Borst A3.1.a states that 1558 copies were printed but only 1500 were bound. Ten pieces are contained within, including a Biographical Sketch by Emerson of Thoreau and nine essays by Thoreau, among them the famous "Walking." Early owner name of Edward L. Temple on the front blank and the early bookplate of the Rutland High School on the front pastedown.

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        MAP ILLUSTRATING THE OPERATIONS OF THE U.S. FORCES AGAINST VICKSBURG

      [Washington]: Charles G. Krebs, lithographer, [1863].. Map, 24 x 19 inches. Matted. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Map compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey Office, executed by Charles G. Krebs in Washington, showing the military operations surrounding the siege of Vicksburg. The map extends from just west of Vicksburg to just east of Jackson, with Natchez and the northern border of Louisiana marking the north and south boundaries of the map. All the major roads and railroads are delineated, as are the many rivers and streams. A red printed line shows the path of General Grant&#39;s army; troop emplacements and Union victories are likewise printed in red, with each victory marked by a small American flag. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble to most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, natural features. A fine copy of a map detailing this important Union victory. LC CIVIL WAR MAPS 290.

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        Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactics of Battles

      New York: Appleton and Company, 1863. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Hardcover. No dust jacket as issued. Bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Blind embossed border surrounding front board. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Slight bumping to corners. Minor scuffing to spine ends. Rubbing to boards and spine. Inscribed by the famed Union General, Powell Clayton on both endpaper and inside pages. Other pages are clean and unmarked.<br><br>Henry Wager Halleck, known also by the nickname of "Old Brains," was a scholar, lawyer, and United States Army officer. Early in the American Civil War, he was a senior Union Army commander in the Western Theater and then served for almost two years as general-in-chief of all U.S. armies. Halleck was a cautious general who believed strongly in thorough preparations for battle and in the value of defensive fortifications over quick, aggressive action. Although not known for his effectiveness in the field of duty, he was a master of administration, logistics, and the politics necessary at the top of the military hierarchy. This expertise allowed him to compose Elements of Military Art and Science; a thorough dissertation on proper military rule.<br><br>The signer of the volume, General Powell Clayton was an engineer, a Union Army general in the American Civil War, the first Reconstruction Governor of the State of Arkansas, and Ambassador to Mexico during the administrations of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. He is known primarily for his actions during the occupation of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he succesfully repulsed a three-pronged confederate attack of the forces of General John S. Marmaduke.<br><br>This volume, well-preserved and in very good condition would make an exceptional addition to the library of any American Civil War or military history enthusiast. Ships daily.

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        Svenska folkets seder, bruk och klädedrägter. Teckningar af C. A. Dahlström, med text bearbetad efter flera författare.

      Stockholm, 1863 20 litograferade färgplanscher + 42 s. text. Förlagets klotband. 30,5 X 24 cm. Planschen Upland Westmanland med fläckar

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - Two volumes in the rare first state binding (without Burton';s name on the spines), with a "second edition" slug on the title pages. This state was unknown to Penzer and was probably the result of an attempt to boost sales by the publisher. It is otherwise unchanged from the first. 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. Burton';s account of his journeys into Sierra Leone and Nigeria to investigate stories of gold and gold mining are 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Neat, Mountaineering Literature, revised edition 1986, page 137, R77. This finely illustrated book includes accounts of earlier attempts. The authoress 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.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes in the rare first state binding (without Burton&#39;;s name on the spines), with a "second edition" slug on the title pages. This state was unknown to Penzer and was probably the result of an attempt to boost sales by the publisher. It is otherwise unchanged from the first. 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. Burton&#39;;s account of his journeys into Sierra Leone and Nigeria to investigate stories of gold and gold mining are 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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        MAP OF VICKSBURG AND VICINITY [manuscript title]

      [Np. nd, but ca. 1863].. Manuscript map, 14 x 19 inches. Old folds. Some small loss at folds, evidence of older repairs present. Minor soiling. About very good. Framed. Manuscript map of the battlefield at Vicksburg and the camp of the 114th Illinois Infantry as of June 18, 1863, drawn by Lieutenant James T. Workman, a member of the regiment. The map indicates the movements of armies and skirmishes, including where Sherman&#39;s corps crossed the Big Black River on May 18th, 1863 and both Sherman and McPherson&#39;s route to Mill Springs. In the lower right corner, Workman notes that the flags indicate where battles were fought. Sites include Jackson, Raymond and "Bayou." In the lower left corner he notes: "The 114th Ills. left Duck Pt May 2nd, 1863 and marches as the figures denote; performing a march of 200 miles in 17 days and in the mean time was engaged in the Battle of Jackson and destroyed 10 miles of R. Road. The Regt. was engaged in front of the rebels works around V[icksbur]g from May 19th to 31st, losing in killed and wounded 16 men. The figures will show the present Camp of the 114th, June 18th." Two weeks later the Confederate forces at Vicksburg surrendered, on July 4, 1863. The 114th Illinois Infantry was formed in September 1862, and by November they were on active duty with Sherman&#39;s army, fighting throughout the South. A line guided by arrows traces the route of the 114th from Duck Point on the Mississippi River, along a bayou and across the river, to Rock Springs and Jackson before heading back west to the siege of Vicksburg. Workman survived the war and mustered out of the army in September 1864. A handsome and detailed manuscript map drawn by a Union soldier.

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        Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First Edition, original cloth.

      John Murray, London, 1863, - BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: John Murray, 1863. First Printing. I: Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-351,(1), frontispiece, folding map at rear, + 4 leaves of black and whiteplates, including 12 engravings; II: Pp. (2),[iii]-vi,[1]-423,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates (1 of which is in facsimile), including 20 engravings. Illustraed. 8vo, original publisher's pebbled green cloth with giltlettering to spines, all edges stained red. Henry Walter Bates, b. February8, 1825, Leicester; d. February 16, 1892, London), was an important mid-century English naturalist, whose main contributions centred around mimicry in the animal kingdom. "The Naturalist on the River Amazons" was so important and highly regarded upon its publication, that Charles Darwin dubbed it to be among the best books of natural history travel-writing ever publishingin England. "In the autumn of 1847 Mr. A.[lfred] R.[ussell] Wallace, who has since acquired wide fame in connection with the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection, proposed to me a joint expedition to the river Amazons, forthe purpose of exploring the Natural History of its banks; the plan being to make for ourselves a collection of objects, dispose of the duplicates inLondon to pay expenses, and gather facts, as Mr. Wallace expressed it in one his letters, 'towards solving the problem of the origin of species'. [.] My companion left the country at the end of four years; [.] I remainedseven years longer, returning home in July, 1959. [.] The part of the Amazons region where I resided longest being unexplored country to the Naturalist, no less than 8000 of the species here enumerated were new to science."- from the preface. Spines of original cloth rebacked, new endpapers, plate opposite II-265 "Turtle-Fishing and Adventure with Alligator" missing (but replaced with a facsimile tipped in), repair to fold of folding map at rear of first volume, a couple instances of marginal smudging, else a very good, tidy set. 2,800.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        African Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi

      London, Richard Bentley, , 1863. including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, &c. from 1852 to 1860. Octavo (211 × 127 mm). Later nineteenth-century half-morocco on marbled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, red and dark tan labels to the spine, spine gilt in compartments, double gilt rules to corner and spine edges, top edge gilt, matching marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 6 tinted lithographic plates, 10 engraved plates and numerous engraved vignettes to the text, folding map. Armorial bookplate of Col. Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell to the front pastedown. A couple of very minor scuffs to the spine, light shelf-wear, a little browned, but overall a very good copy. First edition, a book most frequently encountered in the second edition issued in the same year with a slightly variant title, and the third edition of 1894. "A work of early sport and travel, this describes Baldwin&#39;s journeys through Natal, Zululand, the Transvaal, Bechuanaland, Matabeleland, and Namaqualand to the Zambesi and the Victoria Falls (though not yet know as that). He hunted in the lands of the Amatongas and Zulus where he collected hippopotamus, lion, eland, rhinoceros, buffalo, kudu and Giraffe. Near Lake Ngami, he bagged elephant, then crossed the Tugela River on his way to the Zambesi &#133; where he encountered buffalo and lion." (Czech) Mendelssohn commends Baldwin&#39;s "simple and unostentatious" style, remarking that he "he went through more adventures than almost all of the great South African travellers and hunters."

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        A Practical Treatise on the Diseases and Infirmities of Advanced Life

      London, John Churchill, 1863. xvi, 718 p.; 23 cm. "Daniel Maclachlan, medical superintendent at the Royal Hospital Chelsea," wrote an early book on gerontology and geriatrics. "Placed for the last twenty-three years in an admirable position for studying the diseases and infirmities of the old." Bound in original publisher's cloth; some chipping to spine with loss of outer surface; very good. Stock#OB569.

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        The New Zealand Gazette for 1863

      Auckland: Government. Good with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. An important primary source for the New Zealand / Maori wars of this period. A complete run of 67 issues for the year 1863. xiv, [1], 566 pages, including several folding tables. Contemporary binding of half calf and marbled papered boards. Binding poor, with joints broken and nearly half of leather spine missing. Remaining piece of spine is almost detached. Internally very good. Chip to blank margin of pp. 195-196. Page dimensions: 328 x 205mm. Contemporary owner&#39;s signature "Alex Willis". The Governor of New Zealand during this period was Sir George Grey. Includes information on the Milita and Volunteer forces, reports of troop activities, names of killed and wounded, the Waikato, New Plymouth, Paparoa, Paparata, Taranaki, Maori rebels, land purchases, notices to mariners, rules and regulations for the Gold fields, and in general all the varied business of the government. Issue Number 29 is a letter, bi-lingual in English and Maori, from Governor George Grey addressed to the Chiefs of Waikato: "Chiefs of Waikato, Europeans quietly living on their own lands in Waikato have been driven away; their property has been plundered; their wives and children have been taken from them. By the instigation of some of you, officers and soldiers were murdered at Taranaki. Others of you have since expressed approval of these murders [. . .] You are now assembling in armed bands; you are constantly threatening to come down the river to ravage the settlement of Auckland, and to murder peacable settlers [. . .]" Issue 33 (29 July 1863) has a report from Colonel Alfred F. W. Wyatt on fighting in bush near Kerikeri: "a rapid and continuous fusilade was opened on the natives ensconced in the gullies and sheltered by trees from the fire of the 2B. 18th regiment. // Being completely taken by surprise, they, after a smart action of about ten minues, fled towards the denser bush; but the darkness which had now began [sic] to set in, rendered all attempts at searching for their dead and wounded perfectly futile."; Folio .

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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 - 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. 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. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incidents Of The Maori War New Zealand In 1860-61

      London: Richard Bentley. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner&#39;s signature to top corner of front board and title page. Rubbing to leather boards. 3/4" split to leather at head of front spine joint. Up to 1/4" loss of leather at corners of boards. Gutters split. ; vi, 425 pages + colour frontis + advertisements. Full leather boards with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Page dimensions: 190mm x 117mm. "The fine race of Maories of New Zealand were lately believed to be a people who had been subdued, civilized, and christianized without war. It is true that they have wonderfully improved by being in contact with the just administration of British law, and by the active influence of the missionaries, from what they were twenty years ago. No more cannibalism, less party feuds, extended cultivation, a taste for European clothes and comforts spreading among them." - from pages 32-33. ; 8vo .

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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 - 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. 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. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REPRESENTATIVE MEN: SEVEN LECTURES

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Hardcover. Near Fine and scarce, especially with a signature without inscription. First published in 1850, here bound in contemporary half calf leather and marbled boards with calf corners, marbled endpapers and edges; neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. This copy is SIGNED by the author as "R. Waldo Emerson" on the first blank. Armorial bookplate of L. Duncan Wood on the front pastedown.

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        Palais de Glace

      Paris . Size: 440 x 660 mm Framed size: 680 X 835 mm Lithograph. Printed colour. Very good condition. 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&#39;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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        Memoirs of Remarkable Misers. In Two volumes

      London: Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Two volumes. London: Charles J. Skeet, 1863. First edition. vi,346; iv,310pp. A near fine set in original blind-decorated brown cloth, lately very neatly professionally rebacked in matching style with leather labels to spines, gilt lettering and decoration. Discreet oval blind-stamp of Haverhill [Massachusetts] public library to titles and to one textual leaf. §A scarce compilation. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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

      C. van Bentheysen, New York 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. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Life of William Blake

      London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., , 1863. With Selections from His Poems and Other Writings. Illustrated from Blake&#39;s Own Works, in Facsimile by W. J. Linton, and in Photolithography; with a Few of Blake&#39;s Original Plates. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (230 × 150 mm). Early 20th-century brown half morocco, titles and decorative roll to spines gilt, marbled endpapers, brown cloth sides. Original cloth retained. Frontispiece to volume I and illustrations throughout. Spines a little faded, Ccntents toned. An excellent set. First edition of the standard biography of Blake, an attractive and copiously illustrated set. Its author, Alexander Gilchrist, was an up-and-coming art critic described by William Rossetti as "the best equipped and ablest of the various art-critics on the periodical press" (ODNB). Unfortunately, he died unexpectedly from scarlet fever just before finishing this, his magnum opus. It was completed by his wife, who also arranged fro a second edition to be published in 1880.

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        TRAVELS IN MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA, Etc., Etc

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co.. Complete two volume set bound in publisher&#39;s brick-red cloth. 1863. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp. 374, 317. First published in 1863, re-printed in 1865 and, in modern format, re-printed in 1963 (although WorldCat says 1973). . Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1801-1863) attended Harrow and studied law at Lincoln&#39;s Inn. He visited the United States in 1831 and published an account of his observations the following year. In the same year he left for India, spending the next seven years travelling throughout Kashmir, Landak, and parts of Central Asia. He published his accounts of these travels in two books (1840 and 1842) which together give a valuable view of northern and western India immediately before the imposition of British control. Commencing in 1852, Vigne visited the West Indies, Mexico, and Nicaragua and passed northwards through New Orleans to New York City. He died in England in July, 1863, whilst completing the manuscript for this book. The publisher&#39;s Preface observes that Vigne was neither a professional author nor a commissioned tourist. [He] travelled for his own amusement, saw much, and was assisted in his observations by the possession of some knowledge of science (vol. XX, p. 309). A very scarce title, no copies currently being offered for sale, and none having recently come to auction. Illustrated with, inter alia, two coloured stone lithographed frontispieces; one of the "Chief of the Chippeways" and the other being a "Sioux Chief". The binding of vol. I is worn and soiled, with small pulls to the spine ends. The endpapers are tight, although the binding is sprung. Occasional foxing throughout. Vol. II is bumped but in better condition, with less soiling and the binding being tight. The folding map of South America at the end of the book has been professionally repaired. .

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        Roundabout Papers in Original Publisher's Boards First US Edition 1863

      This is a very scarce US first edition in the original purple cloth. Published by Harper & Brothers [New York] in 1863, the title page reads: 'Reprinted from the Cornhill Magazine', which was edited by Thackeray. The date 1863 is given below the publisher's details on the title page. The original boards are now faded with areas that show what the purple boards would have looked like 145 years ago. The spine with the gilt lettering is now faded and the gilt is barely legible, with knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. The frontispiece ''Sir J-sh-a R-n-lds in a domino. Dr G-ldsm-th in an old English dress'' is fantastic and is separated from the title page by its original tissue guard. This book has excellent illustrations throughout on relatively clean pages with only occasional minor light foxing; complete with the Harper & Brothers' 8-page catalogue to the end of the book.An excellent example of this hard to find first edition by William Makepeace Thackeray

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        Artocarpus Polyphema [Chempedak]

      Brussels: C. Muquardt, [circa 1863-1885]. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from a few light foxing marks. 21 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. Closely related to the Jackfruit, the Chempedek is a large deciduous fruit tree native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Its large fleshy fruit is extremely fragrant and a popular source of food. In her early twenties, Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, where he died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature, the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants&#133; have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87.

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