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        The Waverley Novels, Illustrated Edition in 48 Volumes, with the Author's Notes

      Ticknor & Fields, 1863 Ticknor & Fields, 1863. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Smith, H. Wright; Andrews, J.; et al. No jackets. Spines faded & lightly spotted, boards a bit rubbed. 1863 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in forty-eight volumes. 8vo. Original purple cloth, paper spine labels. Engravings and woodcuts throughout. Advertisement preceding text states: "This edition of the Waverley Novels contains, with a few exceptions, all the Woodcuts that appeared in the Abbotsford Edition, besides the Steel Plates belonging to the Author's Favourite Edition in forty-eight volumes. Sir Walter Scott took much pleasure in forming a museum at Abbotsford of the antiquities which illustrated the historical events and personages recorded in his writings. Copies of these will be found throughout this edition of his Novels." "Waverley is a 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Initially published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, Waverley is often regarded as the first historical novel. The novel became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being "by the author of Waverley". His series of novels on similar themes written during the same period have become collectively known as the "Waverley novels". In 1815, Scott was given the honour of dining with George, Prince Regent, who wanted to meet "the author of Waverley". It is thought that at this meeting Scott persuaded George that as a Stuart prince he could claim to be a Jacobite Highland Chieftain, a claim that would be dramatised when George became King and visited Scotland. The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott. They take their name from Waverley (1814), which was the first. Their publication dates span 1814-1829."

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        History of England

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1863-70. London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1863-70. from the fall of Wolsey to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. 6 volumes, octavo (220 × 134 mm). Contemporary brown half calf binding by A. Pittendrich, green cloth sides, crimson and green morocco spine labels, raised bands, gilt to compartments, gilt rule to boards, marbled edges. Portrait frontispiece of Elizabeth I in Volume VII, engraved by Jeens from a portrait in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch. Occasional spotting to pages, corners with light bumping and rubbing, surface wear to cloth of some volumes, wear to leather at ends of spines and rear spine edge of volume 1, spine labels with some faint fading, else a very good set which displays well. Mixed editions. Published between 1856-1870, Froude's history was a great success from the publication of the first pair of volumes, it "at once established Froude's claim to rank among the greatest English prose writers of the nineteenth century" (DNB) It was rapidly reprinted, and continued to "command a large sale" well into the twentieth century. Despite Froude's extensive research into the primary sources, many of his interpretations were controversial at the time, and have no doubt contributed to the overshadowing of his reputation by the other monumental historians of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Gibbon, Carlyle and Macaulay. However, this would be to misunderstand his sense of the rôle of the historian; "Indeed, Froude himself hardly seems to have regarded truth as attainable in history. He quotes with approval Talleyrand's remark, 'Il n'y a rien qui s'arrange aussi facilement que les faits,' and elsewhere compares the facts of history to the letters of the alphabet, which by selection and arrangement can be made to spell anything… 'The most perfect English history which exists is to be found, in my opinion, in the historical plays of Shakespeare.'"

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        Clinical lectures on diseases of women. Simpson's personal copy, signed by him on title page

      Blanchard & Lea, Philadelphia 1863 - Simpson's Personal Copy Simpson, James Young (1811-70). Clinical lectures on diseases of women. 8vo. xii, [17]-510pp. Text wood-engravings. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1863. 232 x 146 mm. Original cloth, slightly worn. Minor foxing, especially to endsheets and preliminary leaves, but very good. Simpson's personal copy, with his signature on the title. First Edition in Book Form of Simpson's gynecological and obstetrical lectures delivered at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh and published in the London Medical Times and Gazette between 1859 and 1861. Simpson occupied the chair of midwifery at Edinburgh University for 30 years, and "there was scarcely any topic [in ob/gyn] on which Simpson did not make some contribution and on which he did not write. . . . He was among the earliest in Britain to adopt the vaginal speculum, and was one of the first to design a uterine sound and to use it to help in uterine diagnosis. Simpson, with a no-nonsense approach, can be said largely to be responsible for modern accurate bimanual gynaecological examination. . . . He wrote extensively on pelvic inflammatory disease, and first used the terms pelvic cellulitis and puerperal sub-involution. He was an early supporter of the surgical removal of ovarian tumours or ovariotomy" (Russell & Forster, pp. 2-3). Although a prolific author of pamphlets and journal articles, Simpson never wrote any books, so that this American collection of his clinical lectures represents the closest Simpson ever came to publishing a textbook of obstetrics and gynecology. This American edition was clearly intended for the majority of American physicians who did not subscribe to the London Medical Times and Gazette. Another American collected edition of Simpson's writings on anesthesia from Simpson's personal library is described as Norman 1946. Russell & Forster, A List of the Works of Sir James Young Simpson, p. 49. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        3 autograph letters signed to Archibald Smith plus 4-page mathematical autograph manuscript

      1863-68, Cambridge 1863 - Three Mathematical Autograph Letters, Signed, Plus a Four Page Autograph Mathematics Manuscript Cayley, Arthur (1821-95). (1) Autograph letter signed ("A. C.") to Archibald Smith (1813-72), written in the margins of an autograph letter signed from Smith to Cayley. 1 page. London, 9 August 1863 [date of Smith?s letter]. 280 x 226 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Smith. 3 ? 1/2pp. Cambridge, 14 November 1866. 180 x 112 mm. (3) Autograph letter signed to Smith. 3pp. Cambridge, 19 October 1868. 180 x 112 mm. (4) Autograph manuscript (originally enclosed with Cayley?s 19 Oct. 1868 letter). 4ff., tied with linen tape. 412 x 257 mm. N.p., n.d. [1868]. Together 4 items. Very minor marginal tears in nos. (1) and (4), otherwise very good. Exceptionally rare mathematical correspondence from Arthur Cayley, one of the founders of the British school of pure mathematics, consisting of three autograph letters, all containing mathematics, plus an extensive 4-page mathematical proof written on four extra-large legal sheets. These are the first mathematical letters or manuscripts by Cayley that we have seen on the market in over forty years. Cayley was the author of over 900 papers covering nearly every aspect of modern mathematics; his greatest contributions were his development of the algebra of matrices, his work in non-Euclidean geometry and n-dimensional geometry, and his contributions to invariant theory. A large number of mathematical constructs bear his name, including Cayley?s theorem (group theory), the Cayley-Hamilton theorem (linear algebra), Cayley?s formula (graph theory) and the Cayley-Klein model (hyperbolic geometry). Cayley?s correspondent was Archibald Smith, who helped to found the Cambridge Mathematical Journal in 1836 and made significant contributions to the study of magnetism and the Earth?s magnetic field. Both Cayley and Smith were alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge and both subsequently entered Lincoln?s Inn to study law, with Smith being called to the bar in 1841 and Cayley in 1849. Cayley remained in the legal profession until 1863, at which time he left the bar to take the newly established Sadleirean professorship of pure mathematics at Cambridge. It is evident from our letters that Smith and Cayley had a cordial relationship based on their shared love for mathematics; Smith apparently was in the habit of sending Cayley mathematical problems and requesting his help in solving them. Letter (1) contains both Smith?s query and Cayley?s response; in it Smith asked Cayley to give him "a simple construction for the following problem. Given three points in a plane to draw the straight line such that the sum of the squares of the perpendiculars shall be a minimum." Cayley responded by writing his solution in the margins of Smith?s letter: "Considering the points as material points of equal mass, then taking the origin at the C. G. it is easy to show that the required line is the principal axis of least moment. E.g. if the three points be an isosceles base [ ] less than 60° required line is [parallel] to base?if greater than 60° it is [perpendicular] to base?if equal 60° or triangle is equilateral there the position is indeterminate. The construction for the principal axes depends of course on finding the axes of an elliptic. A. C." In letter (2), dated 1866, Cayley gave the solution to another of Smith?s mathematical queries; "it comes out easily & prettily enough." Cayley stated the problem and solution as follows: "Given two lines A, B & a point O, to draw from O to the lines A, B two lines of [equal] length & enclosing a given [angle] . Imagine the line A rigidly connected with O and let it revolve round this point thro? the given [angle] , so as to assume the position A?. Then if P be any point in A and P? the corresponding point in A?, it is clear that OP = OP? & [angle] POP? = . . ." In letter (3), dated 1868, Cayley enclosed the four-page autograph manuscript listed above under no. (4), containing "a solution, s

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      Tichnor and Fields 1863 - Biographical sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 9 essays. New England and natural history. Contains Original dark green binding. Gold lettering on the spine. Minor wear to the extremities and to the top of the spine. Binding is tight, boards very good, pages very good. Collectable. There is a protective mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Life in the Forests of the Far East; or Travels in Northern Borneo.

      . 2nd revised edition. 2 vols. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1863. With 3 large folded maps + 16 tinted lithographs. XVI + 406 + 16; XII + 424 + 4 pp. Publisher's blue cloth gilt on spine, joint a little weak, internally nice and clean..

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        A Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia from Mebourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria from the Journals and Letters of William John Wills

      London: Richard Bentley, 1863. London: Richard Bentley, 1863. Three quarters gilt edged leather over marbled boards, bands and gilt titles to spine, gilt upper page edges, marbled endpapers, frontispiece showing ''last hours of Mr. Wills'', xii, 396pp, folding map at rear but missing the portrait of Mr Wills. Ferguson 18622. A little rubbing to leather and a small surface rub to front marbled boards, two ownership labels to front endpapers, owner inscription to title page, toning to endpapers, frontis, map and an occasional toning spot to margins.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        New Topographical map of the eastern portion of the state of North Carolina

      J. H. Colton, New York 1863 - New Topographical map of the eastern portion of the state of North carolina Published by J. H. Colton, NY, 1863 Lithograph with original hand-coloring. 24 part folding map with original boards mounted on verso. Paper size 38 7/8 x 26 3/8¿, Frame size 52 x 39 1/2¿

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        The Wye: its Ruined Abbeys and Castles. Extracted from the Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain

      Howitt, William & Mary Howitt. The Wye: its Ruined Abbeys and Castles. Extracted from the Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain. London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1863. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth, blocked in gilt with mounted oval albumen photograph by Sedgfield on upper cover. 8vo. [4], 76pp. including 5 mounted original albumen prints by Francis Bedford and Sedgfield. Roosens & Salu 5161. A charming little volume.

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        Observations on Defects of Sight in Brain Disease, and Ophthalmoscopic Examination during Sleep. [Reprinted from the 'Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital Reports'.]

      London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1863. London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1863. First separate edition, 15, [1]pp., presentation inscription from the author at head of title, disbound. "In this work Jackson showed the importance of the ophthalmoscope in the investigation of diseases of the nervous system".—Garrison & Morten. The original papers of John Hughlings Jackson are remarkably rare and seldom occur for sale. Garrison & Morten, 4537.

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        Herausgegeben vom Schweizerischen landwirthschaftlichen Verein. 2 Bände.

      St. Gallen, Tribelhorn, (1863-72).. (24 x 33,5 cm). 112 (statt 113) Bll. Mit 100 farbig lithographierten Tafeln. Geprägte Original-Halblederbände.. Erste Ausgabe. - Hier die "bedeutendste und schönste schweizerische Pomologie... Die Ausführungen der 50 Apfel- und 50 Birnen-Tafeln in naturgetreuem Farbdruck stammt von J. Tribelhorn, St. Gallen. Jede Sorte ist mit zwei ganzen und einer halbierten Frucht, Blättern und Zweig in Form und Farbe so vorzüglich und naturgetreu dargestellt, wie man es in anderen pomologischen Werken selten findet" (Martini). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Buchblöcke leicht gelockert. Ohne das Textblatt zur Schmalzbirne. Einbände gering berieben, sonst wohlerhalten. - Nissen BBI 2360; Martini, Geschichte der Pomologie S. 119 ff. (jeweils andere Ausgaben)

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        L'Ingenieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche.

      . Traduction de Louis Viardot avec led dessins de Gustave Dore, graves par H. Pisan. 2 vols. Paris: Hachette et Cie 1863. Illustrated with 120 fullpage illustrations and illustrations in the text <br>by Gustave Dore. Folio. XXIII + 459 + II; 515 + II pp. Publisher's red pictorial cloth richly gilt on frontboards. Bindings a little grubby, joints weak and loose in lower part of volume II; a few leaves weakly foxed, otherwise internally clean..

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        A la Martinique... Martinique, Martinique

      Paris . Paris . Size: 435 x 300 mm Framed size: 615 X 470 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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      [New Orleans. Feb. 17, 1863].. [New Orleans. Feb. 17, 1863].. Pencil drawing, 8 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Minor wear and soiling, corners chipped. Very good. A wonderful drawing, depicting the breaking up of the Mardi Gras parade of 1863 by the Union occupying authorities and the arrest of a number of members of Comus, the oldest of the Mardi Gras crewes, founded in 1856. The drawing is one of the earliest visual images of any Carnival crewe (the only earlier is a woodcut in the NEW ORLEANS PICAYUNE in 1858), but it is also a notable event in the Civil War history of New Orleans. A lengthy manuscript note on the verso reads: The 1861 Mardi Gras occurred before the outbreak of the Civil War. Confederate authorities banned the 1862 celebration, as the city was on the verge of attack by Union forces (it fell to the Union in April, 1862). Almost immediately the occupying forces issued strict bans on assemblies, meetings, and parades, fearing an escalation into riots. The 1863 Mardi Gras thus offered an opportunity to flaunt these laws, which were deeply resented by the population, under the aegis of the annual celebration. Despite warnings by the military government, the Comus crewe proceeded with its parade. The PICAYUNE reported what then happened: "Tuesday, Feby. 17th was Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) a Holiday devoted in years gone by to intensive masquerading by a certain class of the population of New Orleans, the organization known as the "Mystic Krew of Komus," usually terminating the proceedings by a magnificent torchlight procession. Of course the war has put an end to the celebration in a great measure. Last year the Confederate authorities prohibited the proceedings entirely & this year the rain prevented the ridiculous turn out on the proper day, but many females, ambitious to disport themselves in masks, abbreviated skirts or male habiliments, attempted to indulge their longings on the following Tuesday, & were nearly all promptly arrested by the police for what reason I know not. Some appeared in masks & wagons, followed by a crowd of boys pelting them with oranges & other &#39;missiles.&#39;" The drawing shows revelers in wagons and on foot, all of them in masks and costume, being intercepted by policemen, who are taking some of them into custody. Police and crewe members are surrounded by small children, some of whom are throwing things. This drawing is unsigned and apparently unpublished. John R. Hamilton contributed several New Orleans drawings to HARPER&#39;S WEEKLY in early 1863, and thus might be considered a strong possibility as the artist. The strong police action evidently had the desired effect; no Mardi Gras was held again until 1866. A wonderful early Mardi Gras, Civil War, and New Orleans image.

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        Düsseldorf, Stiftskirche.

      . Aquarell. 29 x 22 cm.. Alfred Charles Conrade, geb. in London 1863, war dort sowie in manchster als Architektur-Maler tätig. Auf einer Europareise entstanden zahlreiche Aquarelle.Blick auf einen freien Platz, die Kirche und zwei Alte Häuser, rechts eine Personengruppe. Schönes fein abgestimmtes Aquarell in frischer Erhaltung. Unten links Signiert und dat. Mit einem Stempel von Sotheby 7.4.1965.

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        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. 2 Bände.

      London, Murray, 1863.. (20,5 x 12,5 cm). VIII (2) 351 S., 32 S. Anzeigen/ VI, 423 S. Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Frontispizen, 7 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 1 gefalteten Karte und zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten. Moderne Leinwandbände mit aufgezogenen alten Deckelüberzügen, unbeschnitten.. Erste Ausgabe dieses für die Evolutionsbiologie wichtigen Werkes. - Der englische Naturforscher und Entomologe Bates (1825-1892), ein früher Anhänger der Darwinschen Evolutionstheorie, wurde besonders durch seine Amazonas-Expedition berühmt, die er 1848 zusammen mit A. R. Wallace begann. Bis zu seiner Rückkehr im Jahre 1859 sammelte er 14.000 Exponate (meistens Insekten), von denen 8.000 für die Wissenschaft neu waren. - "Responding to Darwin's exhortations, Bates published early in 1863 a two-volume narrative of his travels in South America, 'The Naturalist on the River Amazon'. This splendid work was one of the finest scientific travel books of the nineteenth century" (DSB). - Gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht fleckig und mit kleinen Einrissen bzw. Randläsuren. Deckelüberzüge etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 1, 500; Horn-Schenkling 914

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        The Plain of Troy Described; and the Identity of the Ilium of Homer with the new Ilium of Strabo proved, by Comparing the poet's narrative with the present topography

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black 1863 - 2nd edition (1st Edition thus according to preface). Hard cover. xx (including errata), 224pp. Original burgundy cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front cover shows The Gate of the Lions at Mycenæ (according to hand-written paper in book). SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "TO ROBERT LOGAN ESQUIRE WITH THE AUTHOR'S KIND REGARDS." According to a family tree at the back of the book, the author's second wife was Jean Jean Veitch Somner, the widow of Baron David Hume, nephew of David Hume the philosopher. Robert Logan married Jean Somner's neice, thus the gift and inscription. Below the inscription, is added in pencil "And now to Fritz with much love". Again, according to the family tree, Fritz was Frederik Norgaard, who married Robert Logan's daughter. This information is contributed in hand-written notes by Ida Dybdal, Robert Logan's Great Grand-daughter. The book is complete. According to the instructions to binder, there are 4 fold--outs. 1 is a map, the others are sketches numbered 1, 2 and 3. Number one appears to have been bound in the wrong place, the others appear to be correct. The map at frontis has been torn several times and poorly repaired with tape. The other fold-out are in VG condition. With the book there are extra maps. 1 is an extra cropped copy of map at frontis, very badly torn several times and poorly repaired with tape. 1 is of the Plain of Troy and other places, published by Constable in 1822 - apparently from the first edition of this book - tear to edge, minor browning to bottom margin, otherwise G. The other is A Map of the Plain of Troy and District of Ida, with the Sources of the Simois and Scamander, from an actual Survey by (Franz) Kauffer, Engineer, for his excellency Count Ludolf, published by Arrowsmith in 1803 - this map is literally in pieces - again repaired poorly with tape, and totally separated along folds, and missing a piece approx 2 inches square from top margin. Front endpapers and Frontis are loose in one piece. Binding shows at hinges. Spine badly torn and rather faded, long tear to front edge of spine making binding loose, front hinge loose. Overall generally G [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Note Signed with a fine Carte-de-Visite Bust Portrait

      1863 - Lawyer and politician who served the Union first and then the Confederacy. The note, likely clipped from a larger document, measures 2.5 x 3.25 inches, no place, June 22, 1863, in full: "Hd. Qrs. Forces Jackson, June 22, 1863, Respectfully forwarded, John C. Breckinridge, Maj. Gen'l Comdg." The carte-de-visite bust portrait measures 3.75 x 2.5 inches, no place, with two one-cent canceled stamps on the back dated August 17, 1863. Light foxing; still very good condition.

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        Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

      Williams and Norgate, Edinburgh 1863 - Williams & Norgate, 1863. Beautiful frontispiece. It appears this copy has been rebound. See photographs. Blue leather with gilt lettering on spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An examination of Bp. Colensos difficulties with regard to the Pentateuch: And some reasons for believing in its authenticity and divine origin

      Rivingtons 1863 - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; first edition; 216 pages + 24 pages of advertisements; dark brown boards with blind stamped design are rathe faded, the gilt lettering on the spine is just readable; pages inside generally clean with only the occasional spot of foxing; WHY BUY A PHOTOCOPY WHEN YOU CAN BUY THE ORIGINAL. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Government Printing Office 1863 - Hardcover. This book has been rebound in brown leather along the spine and at the corners, spine is lettered in gilt and has raised bands, paper covered boards with matching end papers, b/w textual illustrations plus 10 colored plates throughout the text and 4 folding maps following the text, 363 pages. No edition stated. Binding is modern and minimally worn, there is a large damp stain on the upper corner of the first blank page through the title page including a couple of the color plates (see image) and again on some of the maps, some marginal soiling, scattered spotty foxing. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs over 2 pounds and may need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter (unsigned).

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

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      Stuttgart, Cotta, 1863.. 27,5 x 20 cm. XX, 555 Seiten. Mit 2 gefalteten farbigen Karten, 6 kolorierten Stahlstich-Tafeln, 9 Holzschnitt-Tafeln sowie 89 Textholzschnitten. Blindgeprägter Orig.-Leinenband m. Rückentitel u. goldgeprägter Deckel-Vignette.. 1. Ausgabe. - Embacher 148. - Ferdinand von Hochstetter (1829-1884) nahm als Geologe an der österreichischen Novara-Expedition teil, trennte sich aber in Auckland von der Expedition, um Neu-Seeland zu erkunden. - Einband leicht fleckig und gering berieben, Stempel und Signatur auf Vorsatz und Titel, Seiten teils etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt durchaus gutes Exemplar.

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        Beiträge zur Morphologie und Biologie der Familie der Orchideen.

      Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1863.. 1 Bl., VIII, 44 SS. m. 11 Hst.- Ill. u. 12 lithogr. Taf. (davon 11 farb.), folio, Or.- HLwd. (st. ber., besch. u. best.). Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses Standarwerkes über Orchideen. - Nissen, BBI 122; Stafleu & Cowan 399; Pritzel 564. - Mit einer Vielzahl von detaillierten Abbildungen in kräftigen Farben. - Trotz der starken Gebrauchsspuren am Originaleinband ein sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Nobiliaire Toulousain, Bremond A., 1863, Tome I+II, complete

      Nobiliaire Toulousain, ,. BREMOND (Alphonse). NOBILIAIRE TOULOUSAIN. Inventaire general des titres probants de noblesse et de dignites nobiliaires. 1863 Toulouse, Bonnal et Gibrac, 1863. Two volumes grand in-8 (155 X 240 mm.) Tome I : LXIV-431 pages - Tome II : 580 pages. Original first edition. Please klick the below link, you will find the complete books.

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        Illustriertes Handbuch der Angel- und Netzfischerei - Erfahrungen und Anweisungen die Fischwaid mit Erfolge zu betreien, für alle Freunde der Fischkunst. Nebst ausführlicher Anleitung zu einem rationellen Betreiben der Teichwirthschaft, so wie Räuber und Fischotter zu fangen und einem Monatskalender für Fischwaid. - handschriftliches Original-Manuskript des unter dem Titel "Neuestes illustriertes Fischereibuch oder Anweisung, die wilde und zahme Fischerei ..." 1865 erschienen Buches.

      Hamm, Grotesche Buchhandlung, 1863.. 1. Aufl. handschriftliches Original-Manuskript des unter dem Titel "Neuestes illustriertes Fischereibuch oder Anweisung, die wilde und zahme Fischerei ..." 1865 erschienen Buches. Text mit zahlreichen Ausbesserung, Ergänzungen, Überklebungen, Streichungen, ... Mit einigen handgezeichneten und einigen eingeklebten Abbildungen, 3 Bl., 118 nn. Seiten, Gr.8°, Ldr.. Die originale Broschüre wurde in einem neuen Ledereinband eingehängt, Original Einband berieben und etwas angestaubt, vorderer Deckel mit kl. Abriss über die gesamte Breite. Kl.Wasserrand im vorderen Drittel, ansonst leicht fleckig, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand dieses absoluten Einzelstückes. Da mir das gedruckte Vergleichsexemplar fehlt, kann keine Textliche Überprüfung gemacht werden. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beiliegend: Schreiben von A.Biermann an Hr. E.Müller zu Hamm vom 7.Juni 1863 mit Bezug auf die Veröffentlichung des Buches.

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        Geschichtliche Parallelen zwischen dem Johanniter-Orden und dem Orden der Tempelherren Nebst einem Anhang über die Fortbildung und Entwicklung des zuerst genannten Institutes seit der Aufhebung des Ordens der Tempelherren bis auf die neueste Zeit.

      Wien, Verlag des Verfassers, Druck von Alexander Eurich, 1863.. 260 Seiten 4°, Softcover/Paperback. Sammlerstück! Mittelmäßiger Zustand. Einband ist berieben, stark bestoßen, teilw. gerissen und fleckig. Einige Vermerke am Einband sowie auf der Titelseite. Innen gebräunt und stockfleckig. An den Kanten bestoßen (Gebrauchsspuren). Altdeutsche Schrift.

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        Flower pagoda

      Canton, 1863 - Albumen print, mounted. 8 x 11 ¼ inches. A fine early photograph of the towering Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda at Guangzhou?s most celebrated temple. This is an excellent early photograph of the Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda, the most famous pagoda in Guangzhou, photographed by Ting Shing, Sylvester Dutton, and Vincent Michaels in 1863. Ting Shing, an equal partner in the Dutton & Michaels Studio was ?perhaps the earliest commercial Chinese photographer working in Canton? (Bennett, History Chinese Photographers 1844-1879, 118). The Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda, named for its colorful exterior, is the focal point of the famous ancient Buddhist Temple of the Six Banyan Trees in Guangzhou, a renowned Buddhist cultural site. The beautiful octagonal pagoda originally constructed during the Liang period of the Southern Dynasty is regarded as symbol of the city. From the outside the pagoda appears to be nine stories high but there are seventeen levels inside. The interior of the pagoda is adorned with 1000 sculptures of Buddha. In 1863 Dutton and Michaels came to China from San Francisco and opened up a photographic studio in Canton (Guangzhou) with the Chinese photographer Ting Shing. As Terry Bennett notes in History 1861-1879 Dutton and Michaels were ?fine, experienced photographers who, in the short time they were in China, produced work of the highest merit.? This fine photograph shows three Chinese men seated in front of the picturesque ruins of the Hua Ta Pagoda, before the late Qing Dynasty restorations of the temple and grounds.

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      Missionary Ridge, Tn. Sept. 30, 1863.. Missionary Ridge, Tn. Sept. 30, 1863.. Broadside, 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Tanned. Some light staining and foxing. Good. A rare field press broadside printing of Confederate General Leonidas Polk&#39;s stirring and eloquent farewell to his troops in the Army of Tennessee, after he had been removed from his command by Gen. Braxton Bragg. Polk graduated from West Point a year before Jefferson Davis, and the two enjoyed a long and close friendship. Polk left the military soon after graduation, and entered the Episcopal ministry, eventually becoming Missionary Bishop of the Southwest. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed a general and became a commander of the Army of Tennessee. Polk eventually came under criticism, especially from his superior, Braxton Bragg. He participated at Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, and Murfreesboro, but after what was considered a poor performance at Chickamauga, Bragg relieved Polk of his command. In this address to his troops Polk refers to the "unfortunate disagreement between myself and the commander-in-chief of this Department," defends his actions and decisions, and praises the bravery and performance of his men. "Contending with a numerous, well-appointed and merciless enemy, for all that man holds dear, you have borne unexampled privations with fortitude, fought with undaunted bravery, and ever yielded a ready and cheerful obedience to your officers....My earnest exhortation and request to you is, to fight on and fight ever, with true hearts, until your independence is achieved. Thousands of hearts may fall crushed and bleeding udner the weapons of the foe, or the passions or mistakes of friends, but the great cause must not be sacrificed, or our flag abandoned." Polk would be reassigned, and was killed during a scouting expedition in 1864. Not in Parrish & Willingham. OCLC locates only a single copy, at Yale. OCLC 54243068.

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        A History of British Birds. 8 volumes / 8 Bände

      London, Groombridge, (1863-1867).. With 358 coloured engravings / 358 handkolorierte Holzstich Tafeln. Illustrated red original cloth with gold edge on top. Some hinges weak. Cover and edges slightly rubbed. Previous owners name on title page, but overall very good and clean copy. Text English. / Rote Orig.-Leinenbände mit schwarz und gold Prägung. Text englisch. Innengelenke gelockert. Einbände und Kanten etwas berieben. Name auf Titelblatt, sonst insgesamt saubere, gute Exemplare.. One of the most voluminous and popular work on the subject.

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      London: Edward Moxon, 1863. London: Edward Moxon, 1863. A New Edition. Small scuff to upper cover, all else quite fine. A New Edition" [iv], 168p. With a lovely FORE-EDGE PAINTING of Trunbridge Wells featuring couples strolling on the green in the foreground. In a period binding of full maroon pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and elaborate decoration, the covers with decorative borders and a central device of a Grecian urn.

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        Gedichte. Eigenh. Manuskript mit U.

      Marburg und Wien, 1863 und 1864.. 204 SS. Leinenband der Zeit. 12mo.. Manuskript von 109 numerierten Gedichten, die in Marburg vom 22. April bis 30. Juli 1863 (Nrn. 1 bis 75) und in Wien vom 19. August 1863 bis 23. Februar 1864 entstanden sind. - Hippolyt Tauschinsky, ein "Pionier der Arbeiterbewegung" (, war seit 1868 in der Arbeiterbewegung tätig und wurde 1874 in Neudörfl Gründer und 1. Obmann der Sozialdemokratischen Partei. 1875 wurde er wegen Religionsstörung und Sektengründung (die sog. "Gemeinde der Botschaft", 1871) sowie wegen sozialdemokratischen Aktivitäten verurteilt und inhaftiert (bis 1876); anschließend war Tauschinsky Reichsratsberichterstatter des k.k. Telegraphen- und Korrespondenzbüros. - Kleine Anmerkungen in Feder bzw. rotem Farbstift deuten darauf hin, daß das Manuskript als Vorlage für eine Druckfassung hätte dienlich sein sollen; eine solche ist jedoch nicht nachweisbar. - Der Einband etwas beschabt, Rücken lose.

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      Philadelphia: Frederick Leypoldt, 1863.. Philadelphia: Frederick Leypoldt, 1863.. [2],24,[6]pp. Oblong octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Covers chipped and worn, rear cover and final leaf detached. Some light foxing and soiling. Good. A scarce political satire lampooning those Northern Democrats who opposed the Civil War, with a cartoon on each page accompanied by rhyming verse. Below a number of the cartoons are quotations from Shakespeare. The cartoons are followed by four pages of limericks. Most of the images feature snakes in one form or another, sometimes with the heads of recognizable political figures.

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        "Köcksches Anwesen, München, Nymphenburgerstr. 39 - 1880 - 1923". Blick auf eine zweistöckige klassizistische Villa, umgeben von reichem Baum- und Buschwerk.

      . Aquarell von Carl Bössenroth, monogr. "C.B." und dat. (18)89, 22 x 31 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. IV, S. 207. - Der 1863 (Th.-B. nennt fälschlich 1869) in Berlin geborene Maler lebte u.a. in Dachau. Bekannt wurde der "durch wirkungsvoll gestimmte und reichbelebte Straßenbilder Münchens" (Th.-B.). Auf der Rückseite des Aquarells der Namenszug "Justizrat Köck, Widm. 49". Bei der dargestellten Villa könnte es sich um das Privathaus des Köck handeln, der seine Kanzlei in der Widenmayerstr. 49 unterhält. Die Hausnummer 39 der Nymphenburger Straße wurde 1862 als klassizistische Villa erbaut, brannte während des Krieges aus und wurde mehrfach umgebaut. Sie gehört zu dem Ensemble der "drei Villen-Wohnhäuser" Nr. 37 - 41, die in den achtziger Jahren von Alexander von Branca restauriert wurden (zit. nach "Die Nymphenburger Straße", Vlg. Geschichtswerkstatt Neuhausen). - In frischen Farben gestaltetes Blatt in tadelloser Erhaltung. Alt gerahmt und verso am Rahmenrückdeckel bezeichnet.

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        Important war-date Autographed Letter Signed

      Charleston: , 1863 Charleston, 1863. unbound. 2 pages (front and back) on gray letterhead of the "Headquarters, Department of South Carolina, Ga. & Fla.," 10 x 8 inches, Charleston, October 22, 1863. Written to Governor M.L. Bonham one month after the siege of Fort Wagner -- Beauregard declines to comply with a resolution drafted by the South Carolina General Assembly to defend the mountain gap. In part: "...your letter of the 17th...enclosing two resolutions relative to relieving from the service the poor of this six months regiment...until they can gather their crops...and placing at least one regiment of Infantry and a squadron of Cavalry, with one or two pieces of artillery, within convenient distance of the gaps of the mountains - by which the state may be entered from Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina...As to the second resolution, I regret that the smallness of my force for the defense of Charleston, and guarding the seacoast, so immediately threatened at present by the enemy, will not permit me to send the troops called for to guard the mountain passes..." Docketed on the back by C.S.A. General, congressman, and Governor Milledge Luke Bonham. Two horizontal folds and some uneven toning; still very good condition.

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      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1863. PRIMA EDIZIONE e prima tiratura con l?errore ?Scissites? al posto di ?Sysitess? a pagina 80. In 8vo grande; mezza pelle coeva con titolo in oro e fregi a secco. Bella copia priva di arrossature con ampi margini. Axs

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      Tipografia de D. Eusebio Aguado., Madrid 1863 - Tosca encuadernacion en media tela de epoca con señal de uso; interior en muy buen estado de conservacion. Sellos del anterior propietario. Una lamina con el Astrolabio a color y numerosas ilustraciones -tambien a color- intercaladas. Tamaño: 45 x 33 cm., VIII + 321 pag. ASTRONOMIA

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        Dies irae.

      privately printed [at the Riverside Press], Cambridge 1863 - Only edition, small 8vo, pp. 15; bound with Jacobus de Benedictis's Sabat Mater. Cambridge: privately printed [presumably at the Riverside Press], pp. 11; English and Latin text on facing pages of both titles; presentation copy to "Miss Folsom, with the kind regards of John A. Dix, Paris, 8 Jan. 1869." The first title is extra-illustrated with 3 albumen prints of Christian art, and the second title extra-illustrated with 7 albumen prints of the same; on a separate leaf bound in at the end is a manuscript index to the photographs in the hand of Dix, listing the title of the photograph and the page number where inserted; bound in full crushed brown morocco by L. Curmer, red silk moiré endpapers, inner dentelles, a.e.g., etc. and with a blindstamped crucifix on the covers; red moiré-lined chemise, recent brown cloth slipcase with morocco label. John Adams Dix (1798-1879) was Secretary-of-State of New York, served as a U.S. Senator from New York, and as Secretary of Treasury under Lincoln, who commissioned him a Major-General in the U.S. Army; he served also as Minister to France from 1866-69, and in 1872 was elected Governor of New York. The book is apparently unique. The photographs are almost certainly by Dix himself, a known photographer. The Miss Folsom in the presentation is possibly Helen S. Folsom, the sister [?] of George Folsom, a New York author and antiquarian who served in local politics. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Telegrammentwurf mit Namenszug in der Kopfzeile.

      O. O., [19. VII. 1863].. 1 S. 8vo.. "Eh. Franz Karl an S. M. den Kaiser in Wien. Herzlichst willkommen morgen um 4 Uhr. Mama liegt im Bette für einen Furunkel der heute von Dumreicher geschnitten werde; aber Gottlob nicht gefährlich ist". - Der Bruder von Kaiser Ferdinand I. und Vater von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. war Mitglied der Geheimen Staatskonferenz, die von 1836 bis 1848 die Regierung für seinen Bruder Kaiser Ferdinand führte. Unter dem Einfluß seiner Gattin Sophie von Bayern stehend, verzichtete er nach der Abdankung Ferdinands 1848 zugunsten seines ältesten Sohns Franz Joseph auf die Thronfolge. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Inscriptiones Latinae antiquissimae ad C. Caesaris Mortem. (= Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum consilio et auctoritate Academiae Litterarum Regiae Borussicae editum, Volumen Primum).

      Georg Reimer, Berlin 1863.. VI/649 S., Fol., sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleinen,. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Papier gebräunt und etwas braun-/stockfleckig (einige wenige Seiten stärker), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, in Latein / ex-library copy with backlabel and stamps, new hardcover binding, paper browned and partially foxed, otherwise fine, text in Latin,

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        Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature. Originally edited by Dr. Kitto. Entirely New [Third] Edition, edited by W.L. Alexander. ATTRACTIVE SET OF THE BEST EDITION

      Adam and Charles Black Edinburgh 1863 - 3 vols., 8vo., Third Edition, text in double column, with engraved frontispieces and title-vignettes, engraved plates in colour and monochrome, and very numerous illustrations in the text, some light and inoffensive spotting; strongly bound in contemporary half calf, brown cloth boards, backs with five raised bands tooled in blind, second and third compartments with red leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind with a floral spray, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, joints very ligly rubbed else a most attractive set in wholly unrestored contemporary binding. First published in 1845, Kitto's classic compilation was reissued in a second edition of 1852. This best edition was completed in greatly expanded form by William Lindsay Alexander following the Author's death from sickness in 1854. COMPLETE SETS ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nur ein Weib. Erster und Zweiter Band.

      Förster und Bartelmus, Wien, 1863, - 1 ca. 250 je Band Seiten Bibl. Ex. mit entsprechenden Stempeln und Vermerken innen sowie Rückenschild, Deckel stark berieben und bestoßen, Vorsätze stärker beschmutzt, durchgängig etwas fleckig, Band 1 fehlt Seite 159/160, also insgesamt schlecht erhalten, Textteil ist aber noch in Ordnung, die Bände sind äußerst selten

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        Garibaldi ad Aspromonte (29 Agosto 1862) Il Colonnello Pallavicino comandante il corpo d'attacco chiamato dal Generale Garibladi .

      Aspromonte 1863 - Raffigurazione dell'incontro tra il Generale Garibaldi e il Colonnello Pallavicino. Restauro centrale ed evidenti gore mm 408x589

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