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

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

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        Major John B. Mosby & Major John Pelham in the Southern Illustrated News - 8 August 1863

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

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

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

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        THE GAME OF BILLIARDS

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

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

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

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        MRS. LIRRIPER'S LODGINGS

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

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        LIEBGARDE. EINE GESCHICHTE AUS DEM KRIEGE

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

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

      London: Macmillan and Co.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Second Printing. Hard Cover. First edition, second state (without the L'envoi leaf). Publisher's full dark green cloth with embossed gilt illustration on the front cover, gilt ruled lines on the borders of the front cover, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle, dark brown endpapers. Illustrated with 2 b&w plates by J. Noel Paton. . Head and heel of spine have been repaired, blank preliminary page has been removed, one small droplet mark on bottom edge of rear cover, former owner's 3½" x 1" name label on front endpaper, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . B&W drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 350 pp .

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

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S

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

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

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

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

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

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        General Meade's Controversial Gettysburg Victory Message

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

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        SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA SHOWING THE APPROACHES TO MOBILE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.]

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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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        E.

      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.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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