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        Exploration.--British North America. The Journals, Detailed Reports, and Observations relative to the Exploration, by Captain Palliser, of that portion of British North America, which, in latitude, lies between the British boundary line and the height of land or watershed of the northern or frozen ocean respectively, and in longitude, between the western shore of Lake Superior and the Pacific Ocean during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, and 1860. Presented to both houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 19th May, 1863

      London: Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, for H.M. Stationery Office, 1863. Folio. (13 x 8 1/4 inches). 9 pp. of geological profiles. Original wrappers, rebacked to style. Housed in a blue chemise and morocco backed box. Rare: the most extensive of the British Parlimentary blue books published as a record of this important official expedition, with an appropriate provenance. In this work are published the journals of Palliser and his companions, togther with their findings made during the expedition along the Canadian side of the 49th parallel: "an expedition which demonstrated to American expansionists the interest of the imperial [British] government in the west" (Irene Spry). George Gibbs, a Harvard graduate, was an ethnologist, linguist and acknowledged expert on the language and culture of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. The lure of gold drew Gibbs to the west in 1848, where he was eventually appointed Collector of the Port of Astoria, Oregon Territory. He subsequently served on two of the most important of the US surveys: from 1853 to 1855 he worked as a geologist and ethnologist on the Isaac Stevens Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th parallels. From 1857 to 1862, Gibbs served as geologist and interpreter on the Northwest Boundary Survey. He then moved to Washington, D.C., where, under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, he undertook studies of Indian languages. The present work has been signed on the cover by Gibbs and has had two 'aide- memoire' notes added by him concerning an area where he had travelled and recorded the geology, and identifying the sections in the report which dealt with Native American langauges. John Palliser, a prominent Irish landowner, led this important expedition, the main published results of which were a series of four reports, of which the present is by far the most extensive. These reports "provided the first comprehensive, careful, and impartial observations to be published about the southern prairies and Rocky Mountains in what is now Canada. An essential source of information for the precursors of settlement, such as the North-West Mounted Police, the boundary surveyors, railway planners (notably Sir Sandford Fleming), and other travellers, they are still useful. They added considerably to geographical knowledge of the region, and established that an extensive "fertile belt," well suited for stock-raising and cultivation, bordered the semi-arid prairie land of the south which is today known as "Palliser's Triangle." They emphasized the difficulty and expense of any possible route from Fort William (Thunder Bay, Ont.) to Red River, the old NWC canoe route. Settlers with cattle would prefer the much easier route through the United States; only mineral discoveries would provide economic justification for a route north of the border. They concluded that, though a railway might be built through the Rockies by one or other of the passes examined by the expedition, the cost of pushing road or rail through to the Pacific by any route entirely within British territory would be prohibitive. They urged the importance of providing for the future of the Indian inhabitants of the west before the buffalo disappeared and settlers began to flood into the country. The expedition had itself managed to avoid any serious clash with the plains Indians, but foresaw danger when settlement began." (Irene M. Spry, writing for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online). Graff 3167; Lowther 208; Peel 238; Sabin 58331; Streeter sale 3728; Wagner-Camp 338:3; Wheat Transmississippi West 5: pp.36-7, 83-5

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        A WELCOME with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS PUBLISHER

      London 1863 - Included are a first issue copy (with the solid diamond and rule ornament on the title) of the 4-page leaflet (4-1/4" x 6-3/4") published by Moxon and the version illuminated by Owen Jones (8-1/4" x 11-1/2") and published by Day & Son Lithographers to the Queen. The latter version is disbound and has a running stain in the lower left corner almost entirely in the margin. Both are housed in a cloth slipcase with a leather label. Accompanying the two texts is a one-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) completely in Tennyson's hand dated 30 March 1863, addressed to "Gentlemen" and obviously directed to Day & Son. In full: "Accept my best thanks for your kindness. I think you made very beautiful use of my words and I do not wonder at the applause illicited [sic] by your illumination. Believe me. Your very obedient servant. A. Tennyson." The signature is a bit faded with mounting traces on the verso. A rare example of Tennyson praising one of his publishers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Small archive of manuscript documents by Commanders of the Southern Atlantic Blockading Squandron S. F. Dupont and J. A. Dahlgren relating to the Union blockade and the first and second Battles of Charleston Harbor

      Off Charleston or Morris Island: July 1863 - February 1864. The archive is comprised of the following six manuscript documents, housed together in a modern blue morocco backed box: 1) Samuel Francis DUPONT. Manuscript document signed, headed "Order of Battle and Plan of Attack upon Charleston SC." "Off Charleston", 5 April 1863. 3pp. on 3 sheets tall 4to paper. "...The ships will open fire on Fort Sumter when within easy range, and will take up a position to the Northward and Westward of that fortification engaging its left or northwest face at a distance of from 600 to 800 yards firing low and aiming at the centre embrasure. The Commanding Officers will instruct their Officers and men to carefully avoid wasting a shot, and will enjoin them the necessity of precision rather than rapidity of fire ..." 2) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript letter signed, to his senior officers, concerning Confederate Ironsides, written during the Battles of Fort Wagner. Aboard the Flag steamer Dinsmore, off Morris Island, 15 July 1863. 1p., single sheet of 4to ruled paper. "As the Ironsides is now within the Bar, renewed vigilance will be required to observe any attempt of the enemy's Iron Clads to pass out and attack the wooden vessels. If such should occur, the vessel which observes it will show three rockets in rapid succession ... One of the Monitors held in readiness for such an emergency will be towed out at once to engage ..." 3) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript document signed, orders concerning the Confederate steamer the Sumter. Aboard the Flag steamer Dinsmore, 21 July 1863. 1p., single sheet of 4to ruled paper. "... the Confederate Stmr. Sumter is announced as having started from Liverpool on the 4th inst. for Nassau. This vessel has on board some very heavy ordnance probably for Fort Sumter ... There are therefore additional reasons for the capture of this vessel and no effort should be spared to this end ..." 4) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript document signed, orders detailing the plan of Battle for the Second Battle of Charleston Harbor. Aboard the Flag Steamer Dinsmore, Off Morris Island, 14 August 1863. 2pp., folded sheet of tall 4to blue paper. "A joint operation has been agreed on by General Gillmore and myself which it is expected will commence to-day..." 5) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript document signed, ordering a detachment of Marines on board the South Carolina. Flag Steamer Philadelphia off Morris Island, 5 February 1864. 1 p., single quarto sheet ruled paper. 6) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Autograph letter signed, to an unnamed recipient but evidently a member of his senior staff, concerning Lieutenant Commander T. H. Eastman. On board the Philadelphia, 5 February 1864. 2pp., folded 8vo sheet. Incredible Civil War archive relating to the first and second Battles of Charleston Harbor. Charleston Harbor, the site of Fort Sumter and the first shots of the Civil War, held great symbolic importance to both the Union and Confederacy. Following their disastrous loss to Robert E. Lee's Confederate army at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863, Union leaders pressed for a naval attempt on taking the Confederate-held harbor in an attempt to bolster the war cause. The Commander of the Southern Atlantic Blockading Squandron S. F. DuPont was opposed to the idea, as he felt a naval attack could not succeed without ground support, which was unavailable and already stretched thin across much of Virginia. However, with several new Union Ironclads ready to launch, DuPont was ordered to attack. Included in this archive is Dupont's orders detailing the plan and order of attack, written two days before the first Battle of Charleston Harbor. In his plan of attack, nine Union Ironclads would proceed past Morris Island, absorbing but not returning fire from the Confederate batteries there, to within 600 to 800 yards of Fort Sumter. Precise shots from the Ironclads aiming low at the center embrasure would reduce the fort. Weather delayed the attack, which began in the afternoon of April 7. The Ironclads, though largely impenetrable to shot from Morris Island or Charleston, were slow and difficult to maneuver. The lead ship, the USS Weehawken fouled on grappling hooks from a torpedo raft, the USS New Ironsides drifted and nearly grounded and the ferocity of Confederate bombardment kept the Union ships well away from Fort Sumter. The attack failed miserably and the Union Ironclads were forced to retreat. Although casualties were light, the USS Keokuk, whose experimental armor made from a base of alternating iron bars and planks of wood would prove too light for the heavy barrage, would sink in shallow water off Morris Island. Blame for the loss fell squarely on the shoulders of Dupont and he was removed from command and replaced with J. A. Dahlgren. In July of 1863, the second Battle of Fort Wagner (made famous by the charge of the 54th Massachusetts) would besiege the beach head fortification on nearby Morris Island. The present archive includes three important documents signed by Dahlgren concerning the naval involvement in that important battle, including the order of battle for the Union squandron's second attempt on Fort Sumter. Although successful in laying much of the fort to rubble, Charleston and Fort Sumter would remain in Confederate hands until Sherman's army marched through South Carolina in 1865. Cf. Stephen R. Wise, The Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863, (Columbia, S.C.: 1994).

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        David Elginbrod

      1863. first edition. George MacDonald's First Novel, in the Original Cloth,Not in Sadleir or WolffMACDONALD, George. David Elginbrod. In Three Volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.First edition of the author’s first published novel. Three octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 199 x 125 mm.). viii, 325, [1]; vi, 335, [1]; vi, 398.Original brick red pebble-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spines ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. A few leaves in gathering N in Volume I poorly opened at top and a few leaves in gathering H in Volume III poorly opened at edge (none affecting any text). The front cover of Volume I shows evidence of a lending library label having once been affixed, and the front and rear pastedowns of Volume III show signs of there once having been a brown paper protective cover. Otherwise, this is as near fine a set as one could ever wish for, with the hinges sound and the gilt lettering on the unfaded spines fresh and bright.“In 1855 [MacDonald] published his first book, a long dramatic poem on the subject of married love and misunderstanding entitled Within and Without; its admirers included Tennyson, Lady Byron and Charles Kinglsey…In 1857 he published a collection of poems. He and his family made a home for atime at Hastings on the south coast, where the air was though to be good for his lungs, and there he began to write ‘a kind of fairy tale…in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently series work’. This was Phantastes, completed in two months; it was published in Oct. 1848…After three years in Hastings the MacDonalds moved to London…MacDonald became Professor of English Literature at Bedford Collecge…During this period he was sturggling hard to write something as successful as Phantastes, but it was not until 1863 that he completed David Elginbrod, a long, didactic, and gothically romantic novel about a young man who has a career not dissimilar to MacDonald’s own. His former publishers Smith and Elder turned it down, but it was read by Mrs Craik, who persuaded her own publishers Hurst and Blackett to take it on. It proved extremely popular and established MacDonald as a writer” (The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature).“The germ of this novel was an epitaph related by Charles Manby Smith, a journalist, at a supper attended by MacDonald…the epitaph appears invol. I, ch. XIII: ‘Here lie I, Martin Elginbrodde:/Hae mercy o' my soul, Lord God;/As I wad do, were I Lord God,/And ye were Martin Elginbrodde.’ The character of David Elginbrod was drawn from MacDonald's father; Funkelstein was based on the Polish mesmerist Zamoiski, whom MacDonald met in Hastings; and an Arundel archdeacon who gave him 'a good deal of trouble' was transformed into Appleditch, the grocer…Following on from The Portent [which had appeared in The Cornhill but was not yet published], the supernatural is again dealt with. According to Joseph Johnson (George MacDonald, 1906, p. 226) this element was responsible for much of the popular interest in the book. MacDonald experienced great difficulty in getting it published. ‘Smith, Elder & Co. [who had published his Phantastes but had then refused his first novel, Seekers and Finders—never published and now lost] found David Elginbrod hardly more attractive than Seekers and Finders. Their verdict coincided with every publisher's in London…Had it not been for the daughter of a Manchester friend…the book might never have been published. [She] asked if she might show it to her friend, Miss Mulock [Dinah Maria Mulock Craik]…The authoress of John Halifax, Gentleman at once realised the book's merits, and took it to her own publishers, Hurst and Blackett, and told them they were fools to refuse it…Never again had he difficulty in placing a book’ (Life, p. 322)” (Shaberman).Three-decker novels were affordable only to circulating libraries from which they were then rented out fortnightly and we have only ever seen this book in the original cloth once before (this copy) when it appeared at auction some twenty years ago (Sotheby’s London, July 10, 1986, lot 96, £320.00, to Maggs).Shaberman, George MacDonald: A Bibliographical Study, 14. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose, 8 Volumes

      London: Bickers and Bush, 1863.. Octavo. Full brown leather, red and green labels, gilt decorated spine, dull, marbled pages edges, marbled eps. Printed from the ogirinal editions with a Life of the Author by the Rev. John Mitford. Volume one has potrait frontis, folded family tree and folded facsimile agreement between John Milton and Mr Symons. Owner's name in each volume. Volume one lacks fep and volume two upper spine edge showing signs of splitting. In good condition, minor foxing. Extra postage will be necessary, considerably more than quoted by Abe.

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        (Edward William) An Arabic-English Lexicon, derived from the best and most copious Eastern sources; comprising a very large collection of words and significations omitted in the Kamoos, with supplements to its abridged and defective explanations, ample grammatical and critical comments, and examples in prose and verse.... In Two Books: the first containing all the classical words and significations commonly known to the learned among the Arabs: the second [not published], those that are of rare occurrence and not commonly known.

      Williams and Norgate, London and Edinburgh, 1863-93 . first edition, 8 Parts in 2 Vols., stout imp.4to., sporadic slight foxing; sturdy contemp. half blue morocco, gilt, some rubbing to extremities, very good From the library of Professor William Montgomery Watt (1909-2006), a distinguished Arabic scholar and one of the leading non-Muslim interpreters of Islam in the West. Lane's magnum opus, published over a period of thirty years, the last three volumes appearing posthumously (edited and supplemented by his great-nephew Stanley Lane-Poole, who also wrote the primary biography of the author which is prefixed to part vi). "A work of such fundamental importance and of such matchless excellence that praise for it is quite superfluous.... It is a sufficient tribute to its unique greatness, that to this day it remains supreme in the field of arabic lexicography: no scholar or group of scholars has produced anything to supplant it." (A.J. Arberry, "The Lexicographer: Edward William Lane" in Oriental Essays: Portraits of Seven Scholars, Allen & Unwin, 1960). Arberry's words are no less true fifty years later.

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        Excursions. By Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1863. 319 p. incl. portrait front.; 18 cm. Contents: Biographical sketch by R. W. Emerson; Natural history of Massachusetts. A walk to Wachusett. The landlord. A winter walk. The succession of forest trees. Walking. Autumnal tints. Wild apples. Night and moonlight. First edition of Thoreau's third book, the first with his likeness, edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, and Sophia E. Thoreau. BAL 5263; Burst A3, 1 a. Stock#NS0284. VG in original green binder's cloth.

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        Pomologie de la France: ou, Histoire et description de tous les fruits cultivés en France et admis par le Congrès pomologique institué par la Société impériale d'horticulture pratique du Rhône

      J. Nigon, Paris 1863 - 1873 - 8 vol.grds in-8o non paginés.Demi chagrin brun aux plats cartonnés recouverts de papier marbré.Reliures frottées Coiffes partiellement abîmées .Intérieur bon sauf le texte de la pl. 58 du 1er vol.qui est tâchées et quelques rousseurs éparses. Liste des planches lithographiées en noir et blanc, légèrement sépia. T. I, Poires Planches 1 à 60 T. II, Poires 61 à 110 T. III, Poires 111 à 151 puis pommes 1 à 7 T. IV, Poires 132 à 158 puis pommes 8 à 48 T. V, Poires 159 et 160 Pommes 49 et 50 Coings 1 et 2 Nèflier1 Abricots 1 à 6 Pêche 1 à 30 et Prunes 1 à 5 T.VI Pommes 51 à 54 Cerises 2,3,6,7 et 8 Prunes 6 à 26 Abricots 7 à 10 Raisins 1 à 9 et 11. T.VII Poires 161 et 162 Pommes 55 et 56 Cerises 4,1,9,10à 23,Prunes 27à 29 Raisins 12 à 23 T.VIII Abricots 11 et 12 Cerises 24,à 28 Framboises 1à 4 Cassis 1 et 2 Groselles 1 à 5 Poires 163 à 173 Pêches 31 Pommes 57 à 67 Prune 30 Raisins Planches 24 à 26. Inventaire complet exact des planches lithos.Tout est là. L'ancien possesseur a joint à sa collection une table des matières, alphabétique par fruits en indiquant le No de la planche et celui du volume ou elle se trouve .Manuscrit relié comme la pomologie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera dei cristiani della Gran Bretagna : a tutti i figli d'Israel : che sono dispersi fra le nazione / per Il Rev. C. L. Lauria

      Livorno : A. B. Zecchini 1863 - Description: 22p. ; 15.5cm. Subjects: Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Notes: Include Hebrew text on title page. Language: Italian. Very good copy in a contemporary binding of cloth-backed boards. MS title label to spine. Some dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Pen inscription to ffep. Outer margin guillotined without any textual loss. Remains particularly well-preserved. 1 Kg. 22 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MONUMENTS FUNERAIRES choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France.

      - Paris, A.Morel et Cie éditeurs, 1863, 33x44. Reliure en demi chagrin. Dos à 5 nerfs avec titre et tomaison. Ouvrage contenant 144 gravures et dessins, dont deux frontispices. Dos et gouttières fatigués, traces d'usure sur les plats et quelques marques à l'intérieur (envoi de photo sur demande). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gettysburg Address-First Day of Printing, New York

      New York 1863 - Newspaper, The World, New York, November 20, 1863. 8 pp., 15 3/8 x 23 in. ".It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the refinished work that they have thus so far nobly carried on.A rare first day of publication newspaper, with Lincoln's timeless embodiment of American ideals prominently placed.This printing from November 20, the day after the Address, contains Lincoln's speech on the front page. This original issue also includes Edward Everett's speech, a report on the ceremonies, and a map of the "Great National Soldiers' Cemetery at Gettysburg." Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.Partial Transcript"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. (Applause.) Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting place of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. (Applause.) The world will little note nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. (Applause.) It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the refinished work that they have thus so far nobly carried on. (Applause.) It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion: that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain (applause): that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that governments of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Long continuous applause.)"The text is the Associated Press version, delivered by telegraph from the battlefield ceremonies. There are some slight variations between different newspapers and typesetters in terms of punctuation and capitalization, but the original AP version is easily identifiable by the use of the phrase "to the refinished work ." instead of the more appropriate "to the unfinished work."Additional differences between this and other versions of the text include:"We are met to dedicate" is "We have come to dedicate" in Lincoln's written copies.the word "poor," heard by some reporters and present in both of Lincoln's drafts, is excluded here: " far above our [poor] power to add or detract" "carried on" is found here and in Lincoln's second draft, but he replaced it with "advanced" in subsequent drafts: "have thus so far [so] nobly [carried on advanced]"

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        A Copperhead Newspaper Prints, Then Criticizes, the Emancipation Proclamation

      New York, N.Y. 1863 - Newspaper. New York Journal of Commerce. New York, N.Y., January 3, 1863. 4 pp., 24 x 32 1/2 in. An early report of the Emancipation Proclamation, where the editors describe Lincoln's bold move as "a farce coming in after a long tragedy.Most of the people regard it as a very foolish piece of business." Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.Historical BackgroundThe Emancipation Proclamation was the single most important act of Lincoln's presidency. Its text reveals the major themes of the Civil War: the importance of slavery to the war effort on both sides; the courting of border states; Lincoln's hopes that the rebellious states could somehow be convinced to reenter the Union; the role of black soldiers; Constitutional and popular constraints on emancipation; the place of African Americans in the United States, and America's place in a worldwide movement toward the abolition of slavery. In sounding the death knell for slavery and the "Slave power," the President took a decisive stand on the most contentious issue in American history, and the United States joined other western nations in embracing a future of free labor.In addition to the moral impact of this "sincerely believed.act of justice," the Proclamation aided the Union cause tangibly and decisively. Because it focused on territory still held by the Confederacy, only small numbers of slaves (compared to the total slave population) were immediately freed. However, the Proclamation deprived the South of essential labor by giving all slaves a reason to escape to Union lines. Failing that, it freed slaves immediately upon the Union Army's occupation of Confederate territory. The Proclamation also encouraged the enlistment of black soldiers, who made a crucial contribution to the Union war effort. Moreover, England and France, who had already abolished slavery, were restrained from supporting the Confederacy, which would have been in their own economic interests. Lincoln summed up the Proclamation's importance in 1864: "no human power can subdue this rebellion without using the Emancipation lever as I have done."Nonetheless, the editors of the Journal of Commerce disagreed, and their opinion reflects the truly controversial nature of the act for many contemporary Americans.

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        NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA popolare italiana

      Unione Tipografico-Editrice 1863-1866 NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA popolare italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienza, lettere, arti, storia, geografia. Seconda tiratura della quinta edizione conforme alla quarta interamente riveduta di più migliaia di articoli e di molte incisioni sì in legno che in rame. Torino, Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1863-1866. In 8vo. 24 volumi di testo più 1 volume di atlante. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro.

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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. No wear; 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 or 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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        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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        Viage pintoresco por los Rios Paranà, Paraguay,S.Lorenzo,Cuyabà,y el Arino tributario del grande Amazonas..

      Parigi, Libreria Parisiense-Dupray de la Mahérie., 1863.In 8°, pp. XI-153, cm. 19X24. Brochure originale a stampa. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta + 7 tavole con ritratti e vedute oltre a 26 grandi vignette nel testo ed una carta geografica. Dorso abilmente riparato carta un po' brunita ma nell'insieme ottimo stato. Opera assai rara e importante che manca anche alle biblioteche. Bartolomeo Bossi nasce a Porto Maurizio, Imperia il 13 agosto del 1817, compiuti gli studi classici nel 1832 emigra in Uruguay con la famiglia dove presta servizio prima nella marina mercantile e in seguito in quella militare. Qui ha come compagno d'arme anche Giuseppe Garibaldi, al quale fa da testimone il 16 giugno 1842, a Montevideo, nella chiesa di S. Francesco, alle nozze con Anita. Nel 1843 il Bossi entra a far parte della Legione italiana che, al comando di Garibaldi e di Francesco Anzani, combatte contro il dittatore argentino G. M. Rosas. Nel 1850, viene nominato dalla Società geografica argentina comandante di una spedizione in California, annessa da poco agli Stati Uniti; ritornato in Argentina nel 1854, e divenuto molto amico del generale J. I. de Urquiza, presidente della Confederazione argentina, prende viva parte alla vita politica, specie nel 1856, durante la lotta tra il generale Urquiza e lo Stato di Buenos Aires, raggiungendo il grado di ammiraglio nella flotta della Repubblica. In seguito si dedica ai viaggi di esplorazione, alcuni dei quali compiuti per incarico del gabinetto imperiale brasiliano, che lo aveva nominato direttore della Compagnia diamantifera del Mato Grosso, affidandogli anche il compito di eseguire uno studio sulle possibilità di colonizzazione di quel vasto e poco noto territorio. Nel 1863 pubblica a Parigi la relazione della sua più importante spedizione nelle foreste brasiliane, descrivendo regioni ancora inesplorate, di cui fornisce le prime, esatte determinazioni di latitudine e longitudine. Nel marzo dello stesso anno si reca anche a Genova, dove viene accolto calorosamente, anche per l'opera svolta in Sudamerica in favore dell'Italia. Dopo aver soggiornato alcuni mesi in Italia, si imbarca per gli Stati Uniti d'America dove, a Jenu, in seguito all'incendio della sua nave "America" subisce un durissimo colpo, sia morale che finanziario. Tornato in Uruguay, nel gennaio del 1872 fonda a Montevideo il giornale Unità Italiana, di cui è anche direttore e dalle colonne del quale svolge opera di italianità tra i connazionali emigrati in Sudamerica. In seguito alla nomina a console dell'Uruguay a Valparaíso, in Cile, Bossi deve sospendere la pubblicazione del giornale, che arrivò fino al n. 177, e trasferirsi, alla fine dello stesso 1872, con tutta la famiglia, nella città cilena, ove si reca in parte via mare compiendo così il primo dei molti viaggi da lui compiuti attraverso lo stretto di Magellano e l'oceano Pacifico sin nella Terra del Fuoco e nei canali della Patagonia, durante i quali notò l'esistenza di correnti sottomarine, baie, canali e passaggi ignorati, contribuendo, con i suoi rilevamenti e i suoi studi, alla correzione e al miglioramento delle carte di navigazione delle terre australi dell'America del Sud. Nel 1879, nominato console generale dell'Ecuador a Montevideo, ritorna in quella città, ove attende alla pubblicazione dei resoconti dei suoi viaggi e all'organizzazione del Museo di storia naturale della capitale uruguaiana, che arricchisce anche con le sue importanti collezioni di fossili, minerali e animali. Il materiale più interessante era stato raccolto da Bossi durante i suoi viaggi al Mato Grosso, alla Terra del Fuoco e al deserto di Atacama, ove segnalò l'esistenza di notevoli giacimenti d'oro, argento, rame e nichel. Nel 1883 Bossi torna in Italia, stabilendosi a Genova e qui diviene, sotto lo pseudonimo di "Oceanico", corrispondente del Corriere della Sera. Muore a Nizza il 31 dicembre 1890. A. M. Garutti dal Dizionario Biografico Treccani

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        I Miserabili.

      Milano, G. Daelli e C., 1862 - 1863. 1863 10 voll. in 5 tomi in-8° (220x147mm), pp. 328; 344; 323; 290; 291; 274; 403; 364; 355; 282; legatura coeva m. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro e fregi ornamentali a secco ai dorsi. Restauri ai dorsi di alcuni volumi, qualche lieve traccia d'uso, ma bell'esemplare nel complesso. Prima traduzione italiana, nella rara tiratura in-8° e contemporanea all'edizione originale francese (Paris-Bruxelles, Pagnerre, Lacroix & Verbroeckhoven, 1862), del capolavoro di Hugo, uno dei massimi romanzi del XIX secolo; il nome del traduttore non è indicato. Di questa prima traduzione italiana vennero fatte due distinte edizioni, fra loro perfettamente contemporanee, una, la presente, in-8° e priva di illustrazione, la seconda, molto più comune, in-16° e adorna di un'antiporta xilografica di gusto popolare a ciascun volume. "Contiene delle pagine che possono inorgoglire per sempre non soltanto la letteratura francese, ma anche la letteratura dell'Umanità pensante" scrisse Baudelaire nel 1862 all'apparire del romanzo, opera di potenza narrativa quasi titanica e costituente quasi una sorta di moderna epopea popolare. Il riscatto del forzato Jean Valjean si configura come una sorta di storia sociale dei vinti e dei diseredati nella Francia ottocentesca, dalla Restaurazione a Luigi Filippo.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Diptères des environs de Paris, oeuvre posthume... Publié par les soins de sa famille, sous la direction de M. H. Monceaux.

      Paris, V. Masson et fils, 1863. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (220 x 140mm). pp. xvi, 1143; (4), 920, with frontispiece portrait of the author. Publisher's printed wrappers. André Jean Bapiste Robineau-Desvoidy (1799-1857) was a French entomologist and physician of independant means. "According to Stone (1980), Robineau-Desvoidy had few friends after his falling out with Macquart. After Robineau-Desvoidy's death, one of his rare friends, Mr. Monceaux, secretary of a local scientific society in Auxerre, took it upon himself to edit and print the unpublished manuscripts of Robineau-Desvoidy" (Evenhuis 1863). A rare work. Horn-Schenkling 18221; Evenhuis, Litteratura Taxonomica Diptorum 1863.

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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. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: 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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        Série : [Exceptionnel recueil suivi de 13 volumes de circulaires des Supérieurs de la Société de Marie de 1834 à 1971, présentant sur plus de 130 années les orientations spirituelles et tous les développements de l'Oeuvre marianiste dans le monde : Europe, Etats-Unis, Japon... ] Circulaires du Père Chaminade (extrait) - Circulaires du Père Caillet (1846-1868) - Du Père Chevaux 1868-1875 - Du Père Demangeon Vicaire Général (1875-1876) - Du Père Simler (1876 - 1904) - Du Père Hiss (1905 - 1922) - Du Père Sorret (1923 - 1933) - Du Père Kieffer (1934-1940) - Du Frère Jung Vicaire Général (1940 - 1946) - Du Père Juergens (1946-1956) - Du Père Hoffer (1956-1971)

      13 vol. (avec anciennes cotes de bibliothèques et parfois d'anciens cachets) ainsi composés : 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile mauve (Circulaires du Père Chaminade (extrait) et Circulaires du Père Caillet jusqu'en 1863, Gauthier Frères, Lons-Le-Saunier, 1863) ; 1 vol. in-4 relié demi-percaline verte, (Circulaires du Père Caillet jusqu'en 1868 et 3 premières circulaires du Père Chevaux, avec divers tableaux très complets du personnel des établissement en 1860) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire, (Circulaires du Père Chevaux 1868-1875 - du Père Demangeon Vicaire Général (1875-1876) et premières circulaires du Père Simler (1876 - 1879) ; 2 vol. in-8 dont 1 vol. relié demi-basane noire et 1 vol. relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Simler 1876-1904 sauf 2 circulaires) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaire du Père Hiss (1905 - 1922)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Sorret (1923 - 1933)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline bleue (Circulaires du Père Kieffer (1934-1940)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline bleue (Circulaires du Frère Jung Vicaire Général (1940 - 1946)) ; 1 vol. in-8 relié demi-toile noire (Circulaires du Père Juergens (1946-1956)) ; 3 vol. in-8 relié demi-percaline verte (Circulaires du Père Hoffer (1956-1971)) Cet ensemble remarquable présente les développements de la Société de Marie dans le monde entier. Ainsi, pour les Etats-Unis, on suit les développements des établissements de "Nazareth" à Dayton (Ohio), fondée en 1849, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Sanduski, Pittsburg, San Antonio (Texas) (depuis 1852), la fondation à Hawaï (Iles Sandwich) en 1883 ; on peut y suivre tous les développements de l'Oeuvre marianiste, dont leurs missions en Chine et au Japon, avec la longue (76 pages) et passionnante circulaire n° 47 du Père Simler (consacré à la "Fondation à Tôkyô" du 19 mai 1888 ; le père Simler y relate tout le détail de son voyage de fondation et de son installation au Japon, avec ses jugements sur la société japonaise et son système éducatif). On trouve d'autres circulaires du plus haut intérêt telle la fondation de la mission à Hawaï (1883, circulaire n° 28 du Père Simler) et l'importante "Notice historique" du même retraçant l'origine des missions les plus anciennes. Entre 1900 et 1945, les circulaires se recentrent plus sur l'organisation générale de la Société de Marie (les développements sur les missions étant plus spécifiquement traités dans la revue "l'Apôtre de Marie"), puis après la guerre, elles évoquent à nouveau plus précisément les développements missionnaires. On lira par exemple avec grand profit la circulaire n°6 du Père Juergens (1948) relative à sa visite au Japon, 2 ans après la fin des hostilités, avec le compte-rendu de sa visite à l'Empereur, une présentation de l'état physique et moral du Japon et le détail des visites à Tokyo (Gyosei Chu Gakko et Akebono Gaku), Nagasaki (Kaisei Chu-Gakko), Urakami (Nagasaki), Osaka (Meisei Chu-Gakko), Fukuoka (Taisei Chu-Gakko), Sapporo (Kosei Chu-Gakko)n Gora (Park Hotel), Jindai Mura (Shudoin), Kioyose Mura (Kiyoto Gakunen), ou encore la circulaire n° 23 de 1953, du Père Juergens, relatant sa visite aux missions d'Amérique : Honolulu, Waikuku, San Francisco, Alameda, Gardena, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, Victoria et Sommerset (Texas), Kirkwood, Glencoe, Clayton, Saint Louis, Belleville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Galesville, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fairborn, Covington et Hamilton dans l'Ohio, Pittsburgh et Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie), Marcy, Beacon Brooklyn, Mineola et Tockaway Park (New York), Baltimore et Washington, San Juan et Ponce (Puerto Rico), S. Boniface et S. Anselme et Levis au Québec, Lima, Callao, Chaclayo et Chupaca au Pérou, etc., ou encore la circulaire n° 25, de 1963, du Père Hoffer relative à sa visite des missions en Afrique : Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Nigéria, Congo, etc... Français

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        L'Histoire Romaine à Rome (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] L'Empire Romain à Rome (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de : ] L'Histoire Romaine à Rome. Copie manuscrite des articles insérés dans la Revue des Deux Mondes de 1855 à 1857

      Michel Lévy 1863 7 vol. in-8 reliure uniforme demi-chagrin vert foncé, dos à 4 nerfs, Histoire romaine : Deuxième Edition, Michel Lévy Frères, Paris, 1863, avec deux grandes cartes dépliantes - L'Empire romain : 1867 - L'Histoire romaine : copie manuscrite de 765 pp. Remarquable exemplaire intégrant une superbe copie manuscrite, rédigée d'une fine écriture très précise rappelant étonnamment celle de Jean-Jacques Ampère, recueillant le contenu de l'intégralité de la série d'articles relatifs à l'Histoire Romaine, publiés à la Revue des Deux Mondes. Français

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        Svenska jägarförbundets nya tidskrift 1863-1939. Första årgången - Sjuttiosjunde årgången.

      Stockholm, Samson & Wallins förlag, 1863/Uppsala, Almqvist & Wiksells boktryckeri, 1939. 77 årgångar bundna i 39 volymer. Illustrationer i texten samt planscher. De tidigare årgångarna innehåller färglitografier av bröderna von Wright. Gulddekorerade uniforma halvskinnband med två ryggtitelfält av mörkare skinn.. Komplett svit. Allt som utkom. Från och med årgång 46, 1908, är titeln Svenska jägarförbundets tidskrift. Bilden föreställer de tre första och två sista volymerna i serien

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        Lithografiska skizzer från fregatten Norrköpings expedition till Amerika och Westindien 1861-1862, med text.

      Sthlm, Typografiska föreningens boktryckeri, 1863. Tvär-4:o. Litograferat titelblad,40 s. & 12 litograferade plr, varav flera i färg. Hårt nött svart samtida hfrbd med guldlinjerad rygg och sprängda snitt. Ryggen med repor och sprickor i falsarna samt avskavda partier. Pärmarna bågnade och pärmhörnen med skador. Inlagan med fuktrand upptill och på slutet en mer markant i nedre marginalen. En del solkfläckar, huvudsakligen i nedre yttre hörnet, mest störande på titelbladet. Några planscher bruntonade.. Planscherna tryckta av A. Lundquist & c:ie. Om fregatten Norrköpings besök på bl.a. Kuba, Haiti och Jamaica samt i Nordamerika. I ett eget kapitel skildras fregattens tvåveckorsbesök på St. Barthélemy i januari 1862. Kapitlet är illustrerat med en vy över Gustavia

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        Katolik Anamie-Masinaigan Wetchipwewissing (Catholic Prayer-Book, in the Chippewa Language)

      First Edition. Bound in publisher's original cloth with the letter A stamped in gilt on the spine. Missing half-title page. Title page is torn. Front inner hinge is weak. Text block is intact. Some browning. Hard Cover. Book condition: Good condition

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        Notes on Wentwood, Castle Troggy and Llanvair Castle....... (8 Titles in Total in 1 Volume)

      Newport & London: Monmouth and Caerleon Antiquarian Association, 1863 In maroon half leather with maroon cloth, worn at corners edges and joints, corners bumped, cloth marked. Spine is a little worn, some blind tooling. Internally, text block detached from upper cover, ink name to fpd (Edgar L Chappell)along with small bookseller label, front 2 blank pages creased. 9 articles for the Monmouthshire & Caerleon Antiquarian Association, all in VG condition bound into the 1 volume. They are: Notes on Wentwood, Castle Troggy and Llanvair Castle, by Octavius Morgan and Thomas Wakeman, 1863, printed by Henry Mullock, Newport, 49 pp, + 3 pp subscribers list + 7 B&W plates. Supplement to Isca Silurum, or an illustrative catalog of the Museum of Antiquities at Caerleon by John Edward, 1868, printed for the Society by Henry Mullock, Newport, 22 pp, + 4 B&W plates. Notices of a Tessellated Pavement, discovered in the churchyard, Caerleon by Octavius Morgan with an Essay on Mazes and Labyrinths by Rev Edward Trollope with notes by Albert Way (copies from the Journal No 59 of 1858) printed by Mullock for the Society in 1866, 25 pp, 8 B&W plates. Goldcliff and the Ancient Roman Inscribed Stone found there 1878 together with other appers by Octavius Morgan, 1882, printed by H Mullock, Newport, 35 pp including a subscribers list + 7 plates. Notes on the Ecclesiastical Remains at Runston, Sudbrook, Dinham and Llan-Bedr by Octavius Morgan and Thomas Wakeman, 1858, 33 pp + 11 plates. The Monastery of Austin Friars at Newport, with notes on the House of Black Friars and other minor ecclesiastical establishments, 1859, 11 pp + 2 plates. Notices of Pencoyd Castle and Langstone, by Octavius Morgan and Thomas Wakefield, 1864, 38 pp + 1 page on the arms and 1 pull out page on the Pedigree of Morgan of Pencoyd + 6 plates. Notes on the ancient domestic residences of Pentre-Bach, Crick, Ty-Mawr, The Garn, Crindau and St Julian's by Morgan and Wakeman, 1860, 29 pp + 9 plates, 1 which shows the hiding hole!. Notes on the ancient domestic residences of Tre-Owen, Killwch and the Waen, by Morgan and Wakeman, 1861, 19 pp + 8 plates. Some creasing to last 2 blank pages, some v light foxing to some of the plates, not detracting. A wonderful and extremely rare gathering of Monmouthshire titles, with many full page B&W illustrations and plans. Charles Octavious Swinnerton Morgan, 1803-1888, antiquary and local historian, 4th son of Sir Charles Morgan of Tredegar Park.

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        Hvorledes Dagen gaaer for Lille Lise, fortalt af en Fader.

      Kbhvn. [1863]. Illustr. af Lorenz Frølich. 20 s. Orig. kart. med lærredsryg. Bindet lidt skjoldet. Illustr. by Lorenz Frølich. Publisher's clothbacked boards. Binding slightly stained. + ERNST VON DER RECKE. Hvorledes Dagen gaar for Lille Lise. Vers. Kbhvn. 1889. Illustr. med tegninger i farver af L. Frølich. 23 s. Orig. kart. med lærredsryg. Illustr. in colour by L. Frølich. Publisher's clothbacked boards.. Frölich lived in Paris 1851-75 and published more than 100 childrens books, mostly published in Strassburg and known as the Lili and Bébé books with text by P.J. Stahl. At the time most French childrens books were called "Un Frölich". "Hvorledes Dagen gaar for Lille Lise" were published uncoloured in the French first edition in 1862 and the year after in a Danish version, also printed in Strassburg. This edition was also without colours. The models for Lise in the editions from 1862 and 1863 is Frölich's own daughter from his first marriage with Charlotta in de Betou. Frölich was married twice and in the second marriage with Benedicte Ulfsparre Treschouw from Brahesborg he had 2 boys and a daughter who is supposed to model for this totally revised edition, with new drawings, now in colour lithographs and with text by Ernst von der Recke

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, 1863

      Edmond Jones & Co. New York: Edmond Jones & Co.. 1863. First. First edition. Thick octavo. Publisher's green cloth gilt. 852pp. Illustrated with maps and plates, several of them folding. Illustrated with duotones, colorplates, and engravings. Frontispiece map torn and partially detached but complete, light stain on front board, a very good or a little better copy. Inscribed by New York Councilman Thomas Brady to Mr. Cogswell, "Master machinest, Brooklyn, New York." .

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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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        One Year's Soldiering, Embracing the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, and the Capture of Two Hundred Officers and Men of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, and Their Confinement Six Months and a Half in Rebel Prisons

      E.H. Thomas, Printer, 1863. Hard cover bound in brown cloth with both panels having decorative stamped cloth, gilt title on spine, 219 pages followed by errata. First edition. Firsthand account by the chaplain of the 14th Iowa Infantry. Binding is worn with loss at head and heel of spine and tip of lower front corner, fabric is unevenly faded, page edges age toned and a little soiled, previous owner's name and date on front free end paper, variable scattered foxing is heavier on the preliminary pages and final pages, darkened imprint of a rubber band on front end papers, a couple of pages have had corners folded. Text has had the two corrections noted in the errata on pages 21 and 32 - the rest of the text is unmarked. A solid copy of this rare volume. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket as Published.

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        Katolik Anamie-Masinaigan Wetchipwewissing (Catholic Prayer-Book, in the Chippewa Language)

      Cincinnati, Joseph A. Hemann, 1863. First Edition. Bound in publisher's original cloth with the letter A stamped in gilt on the spine. Missing half-title page. Title page is torn. Front inner hinge is weak. Text block is intact. Some browning. Hard Cover. Book condition: Good condition

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        A VISIT To The QUICKSILVER MINES Of NEW ALMADEN. Belonging to the Quicksilver Mining Company. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine of June, 1863. [Wrapper title]

      [New York]:. [1863].. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/4". 1st separate appearance (Cowan I, p. 245; Cowan II, p. 675; Rocq 13952; Streeter V, 2881). 25 - 40 [= 16] pp.. Printed buff paper wrappers, sewn. Inside front wrapper reprints mine statistics from the ALTA CALIFORNIAN, Sept. 3, 1863.. Age toning to wrappers. Paper beginning to split along upper half of. spine fold. Faint pencil signature to top of front wrapper. Snag to. rear wrapper. Withal, a VG copy.. Per Howell, "One of the best descriptions of the famous New Almaden mines. The author toured the mines in 1857 and gives a full account of the journey through San Jose to New Almaden, the exploration of the mine, the appearance of the miners, and mining procedures." No copies at auction these past 30+ years. OCLC shows 8 institutional holdings. . Illustrated with cuts.

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        Mangifera Indica [Mango Tree]

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

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        Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration

      Tinsley Brothers London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. leather_bound. Modern three quarter brown calf and marbled boards with red leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 333 & 306 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Burton, four wood engraved plates, lacks folding lithographic map. A record of two explorations -- to Abeokata, Nigeria's capital and the Camaroon Mountains where he ascended Mt. Victoria -- when Burton was posted as Consul in Fernando Po, a boring, seemingly dead-end position he despised. PENZER 70. Interior contents clean, a fresh firm set, raised bands.

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        Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States, 1863. Revised and Enlarged with a New and Copious Index

      J.W. Randolph Richmond, VA: J.W. Randolph. 1863. Second edition. Original blueish-gray cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Handwritten paper spine label, presumably replacing the original. Both free endpapers are lacking, some ink blots on the cloth, modest wear and tear to the spine ends, a near very good copy. On the rear endpaper is an engraved portrait of James A. Seddon, the Confederate Secetary of War, under which has been affixed a signature cut from a letter. .

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        ATLAS DER OPHTHALMOSCOPIE. Darstellung des Augengrundes Im Gesunden und Krankhaften. Zustande enthaltend 12 Tafeln mit 57 figuren in Farbendruck Nach der natur gemalt und Ertasntert.

      First Edition. Berlin and Paris. 1863.. Folio. Original boards. The boards have age staining or marks. The pages and plates have been cleaned, and all recased into its original boards. The book is in Very Good to better condition.The first atlas on the fundus (the sac of the eye). With the bookplate of the esteemed library of the Benedictines Abbey, Fort Augustus and from where the book was purchased. Text in German and French. Offered elsewhere at £2600.00. US$0

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        Topographische Karte der Schweiz. Vermessen und herausgegeben auf Befehl der eidgenössischen Behörden... .

      61 x 45 cm, 1 gestoch. Titelbl., 25 gestochene Doppelblatt grosse Karten, Rotes HLdr.der Zeit mit golgeprägt. Deckelschild, Deckel mit kreisrundem (12 cm) Wärmeverzug des Ueberzugsleinens. Einige Karten wenig stockig, insgesamt ein schönes Exemplar. Beiliegend: Dufour, G.-H., La topographie de la Suisse 1832-1864, Histoire de la carte Dufour, Bern, Stämpfli, 1898., Gr.8°, Fronti., (V) 270 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Tafeln. OLwd. goldgepr., marmor. Schnitt. (Kleiner Fleck über Kapital u. Frontdeckel, min. berieben, sehr schönes Exemplar.) M. einer Reproduktion d. Photogravure v. Ary Scheffer 1852. M. zahlr. Reproduktionen div. Karten. Text frz. Auf einer der Karten die Uebersichtskarte und auf einer zweiten die «Höhen der vorzüglichsten Punkte». Die Dufour-Karte basiert auf Vermessungen der Kantone und der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft und wurde in den Jahren 1845 bis 1865 vom Eidgenössischen Topographischen Bureau unter der Leitung von Guillaume-Henri Dufour herausgegeben. Die Originalaufnahmen für die Dufourkarte wurden im Massstab 1:25 000 (im Flachland) und 1:50 000 (im Gebirge) erstellt. Die Publikation erfolgte jedoch im Massstab 1:100 000, wobei das Gebiet der Schweiz auf 25 Blätter verteilt wurde. Das bergige Gelände wird auf der Dufourkarte mit Schattenschraffen dargestellt, wodurch es besonders plastisch erscheint. Diese so genannte «Schweizer Manier» erntete viel Lob und brachte dem Topographischen Bureau mehrere internationale Auszeichnungen ein.

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        THE WILD FLOWERS OF GREAT BRITAIN. Botanically and popularly described, with copious notices of their history and uses. With original plates drawn and coloured from nature, by Charlotte Gower.

      Journal of Horticulture 1863-1880 In-8 p. (mm. 209x133), 11 voll., tela coeva con cerniere restaur., tit. oro al dorso. L'opera presenta una importante e bella raccolta di 924 tavv. litografate a colori che illustrano altrettante specie di fiori selvatici della Gran Bretagna. Ogni tav. è accompagnata da una dettagliata descrizione. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Nissen, p. 83. Solo il 1° vol. con lievi uniformi arross., altrim. esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        Anona Reticulata [Custard Apple]

      Brussels: C. Muquardt, [circa 1863-1885]. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from a few light foxing marks. 21 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. Native to tropical climates, particularly the Antilles, the Custard Apple is a small tree that yields sweet fruit with an irregular surface. "This tree, if well cultivated, gives a beautiful shade and is therefore greatly esteemed by the Chinese, who like to plant it in front of their houses." (Hoola Van Nooten) Still in her early twenties, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, where he soon died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature, the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants… have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87.

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        [GROUP OF THREE LETTERBOOKS DESCRIBING THE WORK OF FRED E. FOSTER, A COMMERCIAL AGENT IN SHANGHAI IN THE 1860s, AND ALSO AGENT OF THE PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY IN YOKOHAMA AND HONG KONG FROM THE 1870s TO THE 1890s. PLUS MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK TO HONG KONG AND BACK, 1891-1892]

      [China and Japan, and at sea, as described below. 1863-1892].. Four volumes. Letterbooks totaling some 1200 leaves of wet-transfer copies, printed on one side only. Voyage manuscript 130 pages. In all, more than 150,000 words. Quarto volumes in contemporary half leather bindings, two of the three with explanatory manuscript labels on front boards. Boards rubbed and edgeworn, backstrip detaching on earliest volume, but all volumes firmly bound. Wet- transfer copies made onto very thin paper, with some occasional adherence of leaves or small tears. Some of the letters quite faint, but on the whole quite readable. In very good overall condition. A significant manuscript archive, providing much information on trade from the United States to China and Japan, and on the operations of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company in the second half of the nineteenth century. Three of the volumes contained herein are the retained letterbooks of Fred E. Foster, an American working as a commercial agent in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Yokohama. These letterbooks are an excellent source with which to study American and European trade with China and Japan, and the operations of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company in particular in this early period. Foster's letterbooks cover his dealings in the 1860s, the late 1870s, and the early 1880s, providing evidence of the changes and growth in the market over several decades. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company (PMSSC), founded in 1848, expanded its operations to Asia in the 1860s. The initial route was San Francisco to Yokohama, with additional service to Hong Kong and Shanghai. The company also became a primary carrier of Chinese and Japanese immigrants to the West Coast of the United States. Fred Foster was one of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's representatives in Asia - from the quantity of his work as recorded in these letterbooks it would seem he was the company's primary agent in China and Japan. Before that, in the 1860s, he was an independent commercial agent in Shanghai, working on behalf of several trading companies in the United States, England, and Europe. The earliest volume contains copies of Foster's correspondence from March, 1863 to October, 1866, before his work with the PMSSC. During this period Foster was an independent agent in Shanghai, working with mercantile firms in the United States, England, and Europe that were shipping goods to Asia. He often signs his correspondence as "attorney for..." the person with whom he is corresponding. His letters give valuable information on the state of trade between Asia and the West, from the specific to the general, and describes the market for a wide variety of goods, from sugar, butter, and blankets, to alcohol and pistols. For example, one of Foster's earliest letters (July 31, 1863) is to Leembruggen firm in Amsterdam. He writes: "since last...the market has been quite flooded with loaf sugar, chiefly of inferior quality, but owning to the superior quality of your shipment, and the fact of its being packed in tin, I have succeeded in disposing of the balance of invoice at same prices as account previously rendered." In the next letter, Foster writes that he hopes to sell more sugar at the same price, and then moves on to other goods: "I advise you not to send any more pistols, and if you should, only of that kind which can be loaded with the common charge of powder and ball; the patents arrangements won't sell in this market. The gin I am slowly working off, at prices which I think will pay, but the liqueur I cannot do a thing with, till cool weather, unless at a great sacrifice, which I do not wish to do...." Other correspondents include Baring Brothers of London, T.E. Whiting of Boston, and other brokers in Asia. Other topics in these letters include Foster's arrangements for leasing land on behalf of particular merchant houses, his performance of consular services, the great trading activity in the port, and life in Shanghai in general. At one point he mentions that there is an enormous stock of merchandise in the port, "which can be bought in many instances for prices under invoice cost." Foster often refers to transactions in terms of Taels - a system of measurement and also of currency in China at the time. Other correspondence shows that, in his capacity as a lawyer, Foster was occasionally employed to settle the estates of other businessmen who died in Asia. Aside from the purely business letters, there are also copies of letters from Foster to his family, where he also discusses his work and his life. A few letters are illustrated by small drawings, including one in this volume from Foster to a London shirtmaker in which he places an order and includes a drawing of the type of shirt he wants. In a letter to his father of October 8, 1865, describing life in Shanghai, Foster includes a drawing of a Chinese junk on the Yangtze River. The second volume contains Foster's letters over the period from September, 1878 to October, 1879, when he was employed as the general agent of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company in Yokohama, Japan. In the period of just over a year his letters comprise some five hundred leaves of text, a clear indication of how busy he was in his tasks. The correspondence covers everything from the schedules of the ships of the PMSSC going back and forth from the United States to Japan and China, the goods being shipped, and the day to day operations of the company. For example, in a letter of September 21, 1878, from Foster to D.S. Babcock, president of the company, Foster responds to Babcock's concerns about coal consumption by his ships, and replies that "rigid economy should be enforced in all departments & my best energies will be devoted to the accomplishment of this end." There are also dozens of letters between Foster and employees of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company in San Francisco, the company's headquarters. Foster's letters in this volume provide a great wealth of information on the state of markets in Yokohama and other Asian ports, the schedules of particular ships, and the operations of the company. An example of the wide-ranging nature of Foster's correspondence includes a letter of February 12, 1879, where he writes another agent of the PMSSC, one C. Vincent Smith, in Hong Kong: "About free passage to Consuls - if it is clearly understood that no free passages will be granted at all, then there can be no cause for complaint on any side. I made the American Minister pay his passage & I don't see why Consul Loring should not pay his also, & looking at it in this light I telegraphed a negative reply to your message. It will be easy for you to saddle the onus upon me, & I think I can bear it. Consuls as a rule have been treated too well by us. I also wired to keep the tea-rate (at your discretion) at 3 cents, but I suppose there will be few if any teas at any rate. We hear the 'Oceanic' got only 90 Chinese & 900 tons through cargo. I trust the 'Pekin' may do better - at least in the matter of passengers." Another example is a long letter dated May 5, 1879, in which Foster writes PMSSC president D.S. Babcock, and discusses a variety of subjects, including the company's relationship with the Japanese Post Office and an incident involving the company's steamer, "City of Tokio," and its delivery of mail. Foster was involved in a conflict over the degree to which the company had to obey Japanese laws in delivering its mail, and explains his part in the contretemps, especially with regard to the assertions made by a Mr. Bryan, his adversary. The final volume contains Foster's outgoing correspondence for the period from August, 1881 to July, 1882, when he was stationed at Hong Kong. These letters were sent from Foster to PMSSC officers in the United States, as well as to agents in other Asian cities, including Yokohama. Much of the correspondence herein is directed to J.B. Houston, who was then the president of the Company. For example, in a letter to Houston of May 2, 1882, Foster touches on a number of aspects of the company's operations. He begins by giving a report of the cargo on board the "City of Tokio", and then moves onto other matters: "The 'City of Tokio' arrived at Yokohama on the 28th ult. & sailed thence for this port on the 30th ult. & I look for her arrival on the afternoon of the 6th inst. Her departure homeward is at present fixed for the 18th inst. from this port & for the 28th inst. from Yokohama. We have her engaged full of Chinese passengers at $45 & shall provide for her about 1200 to 1400 tons of cargo, leaving the balance of her capacity to be filled at Yokohama....Amoy Agency. Feeling that it would be more convenient for us & work better for our interests in every respect I have withdrawn our Agency at Amoy from Messrs. Russell & Co. & transferred it to Messrs. Elle & Co. who now represent our friends of the O. & O. Co., & who formerly acted for us as well. The only remuneration Mess. Elle & Co. will receive will be a comm. of 2 1/2 % on the fixed rate of $12 per ton, all parcel business & the delivery of outward freight being undertaken by them free of charge. Telephone. The telephone having come into general use here, I have subscribed to the agency at an annual charge of $150. Advertising. I have succeeded in obtaining a reduction in monthly rates - the CHINA MAIL now charging $15 against $20, the DAILY PRESS $16.50 against $25. Coal. I have no new purchases to advise, but the market for Australian countries weak, & if I can purchase a steamer cargo at $6.25 per ton I will secure it. Cardiff Coal is still quoted at $9 - to arrive. Freight market. The 'Oceanic' obtains only $3.50 per ton for rice, but for the 'Coptic' $5 is demanded & I am at present asking same rate for 'Tokio.' Cargo is tolerably plentiful but at this season we do not care to engage more than a ballast for our steamers." The "O. & O. Co. mentioned by Foster is the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company, which was a rival of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company for business in Asia, but which was merged with the PMSSC when the two companies were purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1893. The final volume, 130 pages in length, contains the manuscript log of the Ship St. James as it conducted a voyage from New York to Shanghai in 1891. The ship took four months to reach Shanghai. From there it went to Hong Kong and San Francisco, before sailing to England and then back to New York. It accompanied Foster's letterbooks, but may not be in Foster's hand. Fred Foster's letterbooks, containing copies of hundreds of letters written by him from Shanghai, Yokohama, and Hong Kong over the course of three decades, present an excellent opportunity to study not only the operations of the vitally important Pacific Mail Steamship Company, but more generally the growth of trade between Asia, the United States, England, and Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century.

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        Bilder ur verkligheten.

      I-IV. Sthlm, J. & A. Riis respektive Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1863-65. 8:o. Extra litograferat titelblad,(2),231 + 238,(2) s. + extra litograferat titelblad,(4),230,(2) + 256,(4) s. Två samtida ngt nötta hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade och blindpressade ryggar samt rödstänkta snitt. Ryggarna blekta och första volymen med ett litet hål överst. Pärmkanter och hörn lite stötta. Inlagorna med en del småfläckar och del I genomgående ngt bruntonad. Solkfläckar på s. 44-47 och 132-36 i del II där det även återfinns en äldre lagning i övre marginalen på s. 237. I del III några revor i texten på s. 15 och även solkfläckar på s. 131-34 och 187-88. Ett par små hål, dock utan textförluster på s. 203 i del IV. Med Evy Stjernwalls namnteckning och Carl von Knorrings namnstpl, den senare på försättsbladen och i nedre marginalen på s. 61 i del I och III.. Sista två opaginerade sidorna i del IV med bokannonser från Bonniers. Av del I utkom en andra upplaga 1864. En femte del publicerades posthumt i senare utgåvor av verket. Texterna hade ursprungligen publicerats som följetonger i "Illustrerad tidning", vilken Blanche utgav 1857-63. Delarna innehåller en mängd småberättelser samlade under deltitlarna: "Hyrkuskens berättelser", "En prestmans anteckningar", "En skådespelares äfventyr" och "Strödda anteckningar". Här finns mycket teaterinteriörer, situationsbilder från Stockholm och personporträtt, bl.a. av Emelie Högqvist och Jenny Lind

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        The Modern Democratic Creed! Letter of John Brodhead, Democratic Candidate for City Treasurerâ?¦

      Letterpress broadside, 18 7/8" x 11 3/4", bold black type for highlighted words. Paper evenly toned, some wrinkling, considerable archival conservation and restoration with archival paper repair; despite the imperfections it is still a decent copy with a nice impression. This appears to fall into the political dirty tricks department in an election between John Brodhead and Henry Bumm for city treasurer in Philadelphia. The broadside is supposed to highlight a letter from John Brodhead to Jefferson Davis in 1860. It has strong racist overtones, as Brodhead supposedly requests a position in Nicaragua, so he can "help open it up to civilization and Niggers." He goes on to state he is "tired of being a white slave at the North, and long for a home in the sunny South." These kinds of political tricks were not uncommon during the Civil War period (perhaps that's still true today), and the racist overtones would certainly not help one's chances in a Northern election.

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        DEL DISEGNO DELLE STRADE FERRATE SPECIALMENTE IN COLLINA.

      Tip. degli Ingegneri In-8 gr. (245x175), mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro al dorso, pp. 240,(2), con 30 figg. in 12 tavv. f.t. (più volte ripieg.) e relativa descrizione. Sono ?mappe di corredo al ragionamento critico (prima parte del testo) e moduli o sagome di sezioni della strada ferrata in svariate circostanze di luoghi + bozzetti architettonici dei principali edifici di ponti e viadotti?. ?Memoria appoggiata in particolare ai metodi seguiti nel piano di strada ferrata detta delle Alpi Marittime da Cuneo a Nizza attraverso il colle di Tenda. Con ragguagli di ogni specie di opere proprie di quella Strada straordinaria?. Esempl. ben conservato, solo una tav. con manc. all?ang. superiore.

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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], 76 pp. including 5 mounted original albumen prints by Francis Bedford and Sedgfield. Roosens & Salu 5161. A charming little volume.

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        Xanthochymus Dulcis [Gamboge]

      Brussels: C. Muquardt, [circa 1863-1885]. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from a few light foxing marks. 21 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. A medium-sized tree from Southeast Asia, the Xanthochymus Dulcis yields three different types of fleshy bright orange fruit. This elegant print depicts the sweet, edible Manies variety, which is frequently grown by the natives of Java. Still in her early twenties, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, where he died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature, the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants… have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87.

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        L'Art architectural en France depuis Francois I jusqu'a Louis XVI

      Rouyer, Eugene and Alfred Darcel. L'Art architectural en France depuis Francois Ier jusqu'a Louis XVI. Motifs de Decoration Interieure et Exterieure Dessines d'apres des Modeles executes et Inedits des Principales Epoques de la Renaissance. Paris: Noblet et Baudry, 1863. Two volumes. Large 4to (14" x 12"). Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards. Edges scuffed and spines slightly rubbed but an attractive, very good copy. Each volume with descriptive text. Complete with 200 engraved plates, some double paged. Treats 16th and 17th century interior decoration, with plates showing examples from the Louvre, Plafond de l'eglise de Tuilieres, the l'eglise Saint-Pierre a Toulouse, Versailles, the Rennes Palace and justice, etc.

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        Atlas der ophtalmoscopie. darstellung des augengrundes im gesunden und krankhaften zusande... - atlas d'ophtalmoscopie... berlin-paris, hirschwald-bailliere, 1863.

      Cm. 38, pp. x, 42. Con 12 tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al dorso. Qualche segno d'uso interno, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta della prima edizione di questo celebre testo di oftalmoscopia per il quale Garrison-Morton così s'esprime: ""First atlas of the fundus. Text in french and German... Liebreich became ophtalmic surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital, London."".

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        Lloyd's New Map of the United States, the Canadas and New Brunswick. From the Latest Surveys Showing Every Railroad Junction Finished to 1862 and The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. From the United States Superintendents Official Reports of the Coast Survey by Order of Congress.

      New York: J.T. Lloyd, 1863.. Map dimensions 95 x 125.5 cm, overall dimensions 96 x 127.5 cm. Large folding mid-Civil War map of the United States and adjacent territories, extending as far west as Nebraska, Kansas and "Indian Territory". The southern continuation of Florida shown in an inset to the right edge. Original colour in outline marking out the state boundaries and also the dividing line between the Southern and Union lands. The map backed onto linen not having been dissected, folding between original brown ribbed cloth covers with the original silk ties, publisher's printed label to upper board and advertisement to the folded end section. Spine sympathetically renewed, a few small pinholes at each corner, a minor split at one folded intersection, a very good example. According to the cover label the map was issued in three states: "In Sheets" at $2, "Mounted on Rollers,... Varnished" at $4 and "Mounted on Cloth in Book Form", as here, at $5. The map itself bears a New York imprint, though the cover label gives Lloyd's London address at 1, Strand, W.C..

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        Neu-Seeland.

      Mit farb. lithogr. Frontispiz + 5 farb. lithogr. Tafeln, 9 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 89 Holzschnitt-Abb. und 2 farb. lithogr. Faltkarten. XX, 555 S. OLwd. mit reicher Blind- und Goldprägung und goldgeprägtem Deckelbild. 4°. Hocken 224, Henze II, 590ff. - Erste Ausgabe. - Interessante und splendid illustrierte Reisebeschreibung des Geologen Hochstetter, der 1857 an der Novarra-Expedition teilnahm. - Teils etwas braunfleckig.

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