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        Schweizerische Obstsorten. Birnen. Herausgegeben vom Schweizerischen landwirthschaftlichen Verein.

      St. Gallen und Zürich, 1863-1872.. 1. Auflage. Quer-gr.-4°. 50 farb., lithograph. Tafeln (50 Birnen) mit je 1 Bl. Beschreibung, 2 S. "Alphabetisches Inhaltsverzeichnis", 2 S. "Schlusswort", 10 Bl. Text OLn. mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung.. Nissen BBI 12360; Bunyard-Guide to the Literatur of Pomology S. 446; Martini S. 119-122. Eines der schönsten pomologischen Werke, erschien in Lieferungen, mit einem Register. Es erschien noch ein Band mit Aepfeln, welcher hier nicht vorliegt. Den Farbendruck besorgte Johann Trieblhorn in St. Gallen. - Die wundervollen Farbtafeln jeweils mit zwei Abbildungen der kompletten Frucht, einem Querschnitt des Fruchtinneren und einem kolorierten Zweig mit unkolorierten Blättern. - Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz mit dem lithographierten Exlibris des Züricher Lithographen Hans Hofer. Wie üblich ohne das gedruckte Titelblatt, das wohl im Aepfelband normalerweise eingebunden ist. - Deckel minim berieben, sehr gutes Exemplar im Verlagseinband.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Oeuvres completes de Moliere precedees de la vie de Moliere par Voltaire. 2 Bände.

      Paris, Furne et Cie, 1863.. Quartausgabe 23,5 x 15 cm, dunkelrotes, langgenarbtes Maroquin der Zeit mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt und Kammmarmorpapiervorsätzen. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Hopwood und Olivier nach Chenavard, 2 Blatt, XII, 798 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 2 Blatt, 782 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 15 Stahlstich-Tafeln von Nargeot, Dutilloise und Colin nach Vernet, Desenne, Johannot u. Hersent.. Die schönen Einbände kaum berieben, Hinterdeckel mit kleinen Kratzspuren. Sauberes Exemplar, nur vereinzelt stock- oder fingerfleckig. - Sehr dekorativ gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        Le Rime di Michelangelo Buonarroti

      Felice Le Monnier 1863. In full contemporary brown goatskin, faded at edges, decorative blind tooling, corners rubbed. Spine, 5 raised bands, decorative blind tooling that extends onto covers, edges rubbed, titles stamped in black. Internally, red floral thick endpapers, half title, [7], (viii-cxxxv), [1], [3], 4-365 pp, [1], [2], couple of small marks to upper cover. The poetry of Michelangelo reproduced to celebrate the 300th anniversary his death. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was also eminent as a poet, and his sonnets would place him in the foremost rank of the lyrical poets of his age. His earlier poetry is primarily made up of conventional forms like the courtly love poem, but in his later poetry Michelangelo began to explore the subjects of mortality and love, possibly inspired by Vittoria Colonna, the Marquess of Pescara.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        General George Meade Assumes Command of the Army of Potomac

      [Frederick, MD] 1863 - Broadside. General Orders No. 67. Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac [Frederick, Md.], June 28, 1863. 1 p., with manuscript docketing "Recd July 21st 1863." By Abraham Lincoln's executive order, Meade assumes command, stating that "The country looks to this Army to relieve it from the devastation and disgrace of a hostile invasion." Just a week later, Meade defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg in what would be the turning point in the Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Don Quijote, 1863

      Leipzig, 1863. Vollständige Folge von 6 Radierung, alle in der Platte mit dem Signet des Künstlers und datiert, unterhalb der Darstellung nochmals signiert und betitelt, darunter bezeichnet: "Druck d. Kupferdruckerei d. Königl. Kunst-Academie zu Ddorf v. C. Schulgen-Bettendorff." und "Verlag von Mayer & Wigand in Leipzig", Papiergröße: je ca. 37,5 x 28 cm, Darstellungsgröße: zwischen 16,8 x 14,4 cm und 18 x 16 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Alt und ausgezehrt, verwahrlost und verlassen erscheint Don Quijote, wie er in seiner Studierstube sitzt, umgeben von Büchern, die vom Glanze einer untergegangenen Ritterwelt erzählen. Dieser Greis ist gefangen in den Wirren seiner Phantasie. Doch diese Beschreibung bildet nur die Oberfläche ab, sie verleugnet den wahren Kern, der in der Figur des "Ritters von der traurigen Gestalt", den Miguel de Cervantes 1605 erstmals zum Kampfe antreten ließ, unablässig glüht. Denn es ist die unglaubliche Macht der Vorstellungskraft, die Don Quijote eben nicht in seinem Sessel verharren lässt, sondern ihn zu Lanze und Rüstung greifen lässt, um die Realität ganz nach seiner Vorstellung umzubauen. Genau dieser ungebrochene Tatendrang, der jene häufige Kollision von Idee und Wirklichkeit nicht scheut, macht Don Quijote seit Jahrhunderten zum tagesaktuellen Helden. Denn jede Zeit bedarf eines weltfremden Korrektives, das sie aus der Lethargie der Gewöhnung herausrüttelt. Don Quijotes "Wille zum Abenteuer", den er mit "hehren moralischen Werthorizonten" verbindet, ist dafür bestens geeignet. [Hans U. Gumbrecht, Don Quijote oder der moderne Held als Terrorist, in: Merkur, Heft 9/10, Sept. 2009, S. 871-879, hier S. 875.] Gerade die mit der Kollision einhergehende politische Brisanz, die in Cervantes' Romanfigur steckt, hat auch Adolph Schrödter bei seiner Darstellung geleitet. [Zu Schrödters Don Quijote-Bildern: Johannes Hartau, Don Quijote in der Kunst. Wandlungen einer Symbolfigur, Berlin 1987.] 1834 stellte er erstmals in Berlin ein Gemälde mit dem lesenden Don Quijote aus, dem das erste Blatt der hier gezeigten Graphikfolge bis ins Detail folgt. [Ursprünglich auf dreißig Illustrationen angelegt, schuf Schrödter die Graphikfolge 1843. Publiziert wurden die sechs fertiggestellten Blätter 1863 in drei verschiedenen Versionen. Neben der hier vorliegenden erschien noch eine Variante vor der Schrift mit Randeinfällen und Nadelproben, sowie eine auf normalem Kupferdruckpapier. Laut Nagler erschienen die Blätter bereits 1844 in Leipzig oder Gotha, was aber gegenwärtig nicht nachzuweisen ist.] Der Erfolg des Gemäldes war enorm und seine politischen Implikationen in Zeiten des Vormärz dürften allen liberal gesinnten Betrachtern (Schrödter selbst bekannte sich zu den demokratischen Bewegungen) sofort aufgefallen sein. Bereits Hegel hat die entscheidende Korrektivfunktion des Don Quijote für jede Gegenwart erkannt, wenn er schreibt, dass der "Roman des Cervantes das Ritterthum schon als eine Vergangenheit hinter sich hat, die daher nur als isolirte [sic] Einbildung und phantastische Verrücktheit in die reale Prosa und Gegenwart des Lebens hereintreten kann [ ] und die Mängel derselben lebendig vor Augen führt." [Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Vorlesungen über die Aesthetik, 3. Bd, Berlin 1838, S. 414.] Don Quijotes Besonderheit als politische Figur liegt gerade in seinem Handeln begründet, weshalb die Schrödtersche Graphikfolge auch die notwendige Weiterführung des Einzelbildes ist. Das eigentlich aktuelle Thema ist daher nicht die Projektion von Vergangenem auf die Gegenwart, sondern die Aktivität, die sich aus der entstehenden Diskrepanz begründet, gepaart mit einem ungetrübten Glauben an die Richtigkeit des eigenen Handelns. Dass einer dabei aus der Welt des Ästhetischen (hier aus den Ritterromanen) seine Kraft bezieht, macht ihn für Künstler als Held darüber hinaus besonders interessant, ist es doch gerade die Kunst, die die Kraft zur Revolution verleiht.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Reise des Freiherrn Adalbert von Barnim durch Nord-Ost-Afrika in den Jahren 1859 und 1860 (Text- und Tafelband).

      Berlin, Reimer, 1863.. Mit Anhängen. Mit 1 lithographischem Portrait Barnims, 2 lithographischen Tafeln, 3 (2 gefaltet) lithographischen Karten 2 Holzschnitttafeln und 26 Textholzschnitten, XVI, 651 Seiten, XI, 108 Seiten, 2 Blatt, der Tafelband mit 24 farbigen und getönten lithographischen Tafeln, grüne Originalleinenbände, 34 x 26 cm (Textband), 33 x 50,5 cm (Tafelband),. Einbände an den Ecken etwas bestossen, der Textband anfangs und am Ende etwas stockfleckig, der Tafelband anfangs ebenfalls etwas stockfleckig, sonst sauber und frisch. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Henze I 169 (Barnim) und II 466 (Hartmann). Barnim reiste über Ägypten zum Oberlauf des blauen Nil. Hartmann war der wissenschaftliche Betreuer der Expedition, in deren Verlauf Barnim starb. Hartmann "hat sehr reiches Material zurückgebracht und sich gründlicher als viele andere mit dem Charakter des Landes und der Bewohner vertraut gemacht" (Petermann, Mittheilungen 1864 Seite 194) .

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.

      Amsterdam, de Hoogh, 1863-64.. Three books in one volume. Octavo. Pp. vii, 343; (2), 310, (1) verso blank; (1) verso blank, 302, (1) verso blank. Three title-pages and three chromolithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, a pair to each book. Plus 10 other chromolithograph plates with facing tissue guards, and two hand-coloured, folding lithograph maps, bound-in. Index. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf, corners forest-green, and marbled boards. Spine gilt-stamped, richly decorated. In about fine condition (paper on boards rubbed and dull, endpapers dusty, small stain or two). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition. Tobler, p. 226 (wrongfully dating the edition as 1862). Very rare. KVK locates just a single copy worldwide, that in the British Library. Another copy, in Union Catalog Southwest Germany, is of a later, 20th century edition. OCLC 64502767 locates only 4 copies worldwide, all in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Radboud Univsesiteit Nijmegen, Tresoar Leeuwarden, Amsterdam University). OCLC 64601619 locates another copy, but that of the 1873 edition, in Theologische University Kampen. Eduard Gerdes (1821-1898). With delicately executed views of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Sinai, Suez, Damascus, and other locations..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Kraft und Stoff oder Deutsches Universal-Kochbuch, umfassend die ganze Praxis der Küche sowohl für die feinste Tafel, wie den einfachsten bürgerlichen Hausstand in den sorgfältigsten Unterweisungen und mehreren Tausenden ausgeprüfter Recepte. 2. Auflage.

      Hamburg, Richter, Berlin, Schneider und Wien, Brandel & Ewald, (1863).. XII S., S. (3)-1214 (recte 1204), XVI S. Mit einigen Textholzstichen. 8° (20 x 14 cm). Schwarzes Maroquin der Zeit mit Rückentitel, reicher Rücken- und Kantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.. Ausgesprochen umfangreiches Kochbuch mit dem Anspruch "Alles aus dem Gebiete der Kochkunst" zu behandeln, "die Raffinements der französischen, die Kraft der englischen, die Schönheiten der italienischen und das gemüthliche Behagen der Deutschen Küche" (Vorwort). Die vorliegende zweite Ausgabe erschien noch im Jahr der Erstausgabe, mit unveränderter Seitenzahl, aber laut Vorwort durchaus mit einigen Ergänzungen. Im separat paginierten Anhang mit mehr als 30 Holzstichabbildungen (Tranchieranweisungen, Schaustücke, Küchengeräte). - Möglicherweise wurde ein Vortitel vor dem Inhalt nicht mitgebunden. Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sauber. Für ein Kochbuch außergewöhnlich aufwendig und dekorativ gebunden, der Einband von wenigen kleinen Bereibungen abgesehen tadellos erhalten. - Exlibris des Heidelberger Verlgers Carl Winter. *Weiss 443. Sammlung Dittmar 859. - Vgl. Georg 1096. Horn/Arndt 383.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel]
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        Über die Entstehung der Arten im Thier- und Pflanzen-Reich durch natürliche Zürchtung, oder Erhaltung der vervollkommneten Rassen im Kampfe um's Daseyn.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1863.. Photographie v. Buchner, VIII, 551 Seiten. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.. Mit der Original-Photographie, die Charles Darwin im Alter von 51 Jahren zeigt, kurz nach Veröffentlichung seines Buches "The Origin of Species". - Nach der dritten Englischen Auflage und mit neueren Zusätzen des Verfassers für diese deutsche Ausgabe. Übersetzt von H.G. Bronn. Zweite verbesserte und sehr vermehrte Auflage. - Rücken und Kanten beschabt, die Fotografie leicht fleckig, sonst durchweg sauberes, gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        Die Myriapoden getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben.

      1863. Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1863. 2 volumes (bound in one). Royal-8vo (244 x 153 mm). pp. vi, 1-132 (of 134); (2), 112, with 119 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent cloth, gilt lettered spine Nissen ZBI, 2254. The finest iconography on the subject. Pages 133-134 of the first part not present..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Die Eier der europaeischen Voegel nach der Natur gemalt. Mit einer Beschreibung des Nestbaues gemeinschaftlich bearbeitet mi L. Brehm und W. Paessler.

      Leipzig und Iserlohn. Hrsg. und verlegt von J. Baedeker, 1863.. 41 x 32 cm. 80 handkolorierte Tafeln über 1500 Arten darstellend, mit ausfühlich beschreibendem Text. Schlichtes Halbleder der Zeit, mit professionell rep. Rücken. Zum Teil leicht bis mittel stockfleckig, Tafeln jedoch weitgehend fleckenfrei.. Vorbesitzer: Othmar Reiser, Guido Schiebel. Ohne Seidenpapiervorsätze.

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        Salammbo.

      Paris, Michel Levy freres, 1863.. In-8, plein percaline chagrine aubergine de l'epoque, orne d'un decor de filet gras a froid, titre dore, tranches vertes (un petit accroc en tete), (4), 474 p., (1) f. de table. Edition originale de premier tirage comportant les fautes non corrigees p. 5 "effraya" au lieu de "effrayerent" et p. 251 "Scissites" au lieu de "Syssites". (Carteret, I, p. 266. Vicaire, III, 724). Quelques rousseurs, plus prononcees aux prem. et dern. cahiers. Bon exemplaire, relie a l'epoque, grand de marges (148 x 223 mm)..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        The Eastern Shores of the Adriatic of 1863. With a visit to Montenegro. London, R. Bentley 1864. 8°. 4 Bll., 386 S., mit 4 farblithogr. Tafeln u. 1 orig. Porträt-Foto (Albumin auf Karton), Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. und reicher Rvg.

      . . Blackmer 102 - Atabey 80 - Navari (Greek) 46 - Navari 102.- Erste Ausgabe.- Reisebericht über Dalmatien, Montenegro und Albanien. "The work contains very interesting political commentary on pan-slavism, Greece, Bulgaria and what the autor refers to a 'Yugo-slavism'" (Navari).- Die Tafeln mit Ansichten v. Almissa, Ioannina, Suli und Setinje.- Stellenw. gering fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.# First edition.- With 4 colour printed lithographs with views of Ioannina, Mountains of Suli, Setinje and Almissa in Albania and 1 mounted photographic portrait (Mirko).- Binding slightly rubbed, otherwise good copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

      Williams and Norgate, Edinburgh 1863 - Williams & Norgate, 1863. Beautiful frontispiece. Original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, orange endpapers with publisher's other works. This is the first issue, with 8 pages of ads. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Herman Books]
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        Lengthy autograph manuscript headed "Les Bagnes", regarding convicts and prisons

      circa, 1863.. circa, 1863.. Six sheets of neatly written autograph manuscript on light blue paper, headed "Les Bagnes", each sheet measuring 276 x 215 mm., a little frayed at the margin and one sheet strengthened at the foot; preserved in a neat modern slipcase. An important and revealing manuscript essay on prisons and convict transportation by the author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. The essay almost certainly dates from the period when Dumas was the editor of the pro-Garibaldi newspaper L'Indipendente in Italy, as can be divined from several of the internal references he makes, notably a reference to "La Pruny", presumably his mis-spelling of the settlement of Prony in New Caledonia. The first French prisoners sent to New Caledonia arrived in May 1864 on board L'IphigÈnie at Port-de-France, and Dumas has apparently taken the smaller settlement of Prony to represent the entire prison system.The discussion of the prisons of Europe and the proper role of government marks this out as a significant contribution to our understanding of the political thought of the great novelist, the more so as it includes his notes on the earlier English example of transportation to Australia, with Dumas writing approvingly of the practice in Botany Bay and, rather confusingly, Port Phillip.Alexandre Dumas's life was more colourful than that of some of his swashbuckling fictional heroes. His father was a General and war hero of Haitian and noble descent. Born Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie he was reputed to have kept over 40 mistresses and fathered a number of illegitimate children. He started his career as a notary to the Duc d'OrlÈans, later King Louis Philippe. However, in the 1850s he fell out of favour with Napoleon III, and he left Paris for Belgium (an action that was part political exile, part escape from creditors). He spent time in Russia where his novels were widely read and Dumas himself was a celebrity (French being the language of the aristocracy). His political leanings led him to settle in Naples where he was a friend and confidant of Garibaldi, and together the two men founded the paper L'Indipendente in October 1860; it is for that politically-minded journal that the present article was probably written though, we have not succeeded in tracing its publication.Dumas wrote prolifically and had an astonishing output of essays and articles. In this six page essay, he turns his humanitarian scrutiny on Les Bagnes and the practice, re-instituted in the Second Empire, of transporting prisoners to penal colonies. In 1854 legislation had been passed that formally established the South American territory of French Guiana as a destination for common-law criminals convicted of felonies (expanded in 1864 to include the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, amid reports of high death tolls from malaria and yellow fever). This law specified that convicts sentenced to hard labor no longer be sent to the port cities of Brest, Rochefort, and Toulon - where they had worked in the dockyards since the decommission of the government's Mediterranean galley fleet - but instead serve their sentences in French Guiana as prisoners and ultimately forced colonists. French Guiana was indeed a savage fate for French prisoners, not least because of the infamous "Devil's Island", the locale of the later novel Papillon.It is fair to say that Dumas was not enthusiastic about the practice, preferring to suggest that the "philosopher" should take the longer view, and work not only for improvement but rehabilitation. Much in the style of earlier prison reformers of the Enlightenment, Dumas starts with a brief overview of the conditions in European prisons, particularly those of Southern Italy, where some 35,000 were banged up ("it seems impossible" - cela nous semble impossible - he exclaims). His critique focusses on the need for education rather than mere slave labour, and he states that the proper concern of Parliament should be for the welfare of the prisoner until rehabilitation, allowing Dumas a rather grand opportunity to reflect on how the "sinner who repents is preferable to God to the man who never sins." Indeed, this tract reveals Dumas's real-life concern with the themes of emancipation, freedom and mercy which are vividly explored in his works.This leads Dumas to claim that only in England had the question of the rehabilitation of convicts been resolved by the practice of transportation to colonies like 'Botany Bay', 'Port Jackson' and (mistakenly) '? Melbourne, ? Port Philippe.' In the Australian colonies, he writes rather romantically, not only is there the punishment of exile, but also the opportunity to work and become rehabilitated through education. Dumas's tract closes with the cry that the only way to 'loosen the chains of bondage' will be to win liberty for all humankind.

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        The Works

      Cambridge and London: Macmillian and Co., , 1863. Cambridge and London: Macmillian and Co., , 1863. Edited by William george Clark and John Glover. 9 volumes, octavo (224 × 150 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, raised bands, titles and decoration to spine gilt, ornate gilt frame to boards, gilt to turn ins, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Book plate to front paste downs, spines and corners a little rubbed, a very good set. The Duke of Devonshire edition, a handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [CONFEDERATE MILITARY MANUSCRIPT MAP OF SHELBYVILLE AND TULLAHOMA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA]

      Tullahoma, Tn.: From Engineer Office, May 10, 1863.. Tullahoma, Tn.: From Engineer Office, May 10, 1863.. Single sheet, 12 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches. Old fold lines. Backed on slightly later paper. Minor loss at some folds. Light soiling and dampstaining. Good plus. A highly important Confederate manuscript map of the area to the north and east of Shelbyville, Tennessee, located about twenty-five miles south of Murfreesboro, executed in the midst of the Civil War. This map was made a month before the Tullahoma Campaign in late June and early July, in which the Union pushed the Confederacy out of Middle Tennessee, opening the way to the capture of Chattanooga. The map is signed by C. Meister, one of the Confederacy's draughtsman deployed in the field with Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee. Bragg headquartered his army at this time in Tullahoma, anticipating any attack would come through Shelbyville. Bragg's troops were spread across a wide front which encompassed most of the territory shown on this map. Union General Rosencrans was headquartered in Murfreesboro, just to the north. The map shows Christiana to the north, Pocahontas and Manchester to the east, and Tullahoma on the southern edge of the surveyed area. Roads have been marked in red, with rivers and streams delineated in blue, and the railroads and towns marked out in black ink. Meister has included key details such as bridges (noted as being in "good order"), mills and other landmarks, and occasionally mileage between points. The map is noted as "No. 32" in the bottom left corner. With the outbreak of the Civil War, there was a surge in demand for accurate and up-to-date maps. The Union had field presses and several government surveyors employed in creating maps. The Confederacy, however, was in short supply of everything, including surveyors, proper equipment, and the means to print. As a result, Confederate survey parties were sent into the field to draw maps, which were later traced into multiple copies. Though time consuming, this method was significantly cheaper than any method of printing available to them. A wonderful exemplar of Confederate cartography, showing a key piece of ground covered by the Army of Tennessee, essential to the Tullahoma Campaign.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

      London, John Murray Octavo, 22.1 x 14.6 cm, 19th century quarter polished calf and marbled boards, calf edges to boards, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels lettered gilt, leaf edges untrimmed, pp.viii + 589 + (1p) errata + (14pp) index, numerous pencil underlinings in the text and margins and a few pencil notes, a very large copy. Provenance: engraved bookplate Briglands Perthshire home of J.A.Clyde, (1863-1944) advocate. He was Lord President from 1920 until 1935 with the title of Lord Clyde.Printing & the Mind of Man 277. Kress B7029. Goldsmith 21734. Sraffa 5a.FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS IN ECONOMICS OF THE 19TH CENTURY. The fundamental groundwork of the Principles is based on the theory that given free competition in trade, the exchange value of commodities will be determined by the amount of labour expended in production. This thesis was reinforced by Ricardo?s theory of distribution in which he argued that the demand for food determines the margin of cultivation; this margin determines rent; the amount necessary to maintain the labourer determines wages; the difference between the amount produced by a given quantity of labour determines profit. Ricardo was the principle founder of the classical school of economics. His main doctrines were expounded by his disciples James Mill and McCulloch and accepted by John Stuart Mill. David Ricardo?s exact mathematical approach and deductive methods have influenced succeeding generations of economists, especially in the fields of currency and banking.

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        Voyage Autour Du Monde Publie Sous La Direction Du Contre-Amiral Dumont D'Urville. 2 Vols

      Furne, Paris 1863 - 2 volumes. v.1 pp xi, 550, frontis., 21 plates, 1 folding map. v.2 pp 542, frontis., 21 plates, 1 folding map. Quarter morocco and marbled boards, decorated endpapers, gilt decoration to spine, raised bands. Some edgewear to boards and foxing to prelims, else good. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Artocarpus Polyphema [Chempedak]

      - Brussels: C. Muquardt, [circa 1863-1885]. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from a few light foxing marks. 21 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. Closely related to the Jackfruit, the Chempedek is a large deciduous fruit tree native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Its large fleshy fruit is extremely fragrant and a popular source of food. In her early twenties, Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, where he died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature, the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Averrhoa Bilimbi [Bilimbi or Cucumber Tree]

      - 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'. Also described by some as the Apple tree of India, the Bilimbi is one of the chief species of the Oxalideae order. It originated from Indonesia, most likely in the Moluccas, and is commonly found in Burma, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. Its acidic fruit is frequently used for stain removal and as a main ingredient in pickle relish and chutney. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grundriss der Volkswirthschaftslehre. Ein Leitfaden für Vorlesungen an Hochschulen und für das Privatstudium.

      Stuttgart: J. Engelhorn, 1863 - Octavo (218 × 149 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, spine decorated gilt, red morocco label, edges stained red. Spine neatly restored at head, shelf label removed from foot of spine. Occasional very light spotting. An excellent copy. With several figures in the text. Ownership stamp of the business school of Fürth to the title-page with their bookplate to the front pastedown. First edition of the major work of the greatest of the German classical economists of the nineteenth century. The Grundriss has been described as "a comprehensive but highly compressed work, which stands out not only for its path-breaking discussion of price formation but also for its liberal use of geometric diagrams, including the Marshallian cross of demand and supply" (Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. 148). Mangoldt "ranks among those pioneers in Germany, like von Thünen, von Buquoy, von Hermann, Gossen and Launhardt, who applied formal analysis to explain economic phenomena" (The New Palgrave). Schumpeter names him "among the century's most significant figures in our field". Menger, col. 86. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A DARK NIGHT'S WORK. A Novel. Library of Select Novels No. 229

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1863.. 8vo. 9-5/8" x 6". 1st edition (Smith 13; cf. Parrish, p. 71; Sadleir 926 & Wolff 2418 for the UK edition). This US edition precedes the UK publication [not recorded by Brussel]. [2], [7] - 90, [2] pp. Untrimmed. Adverts first & last 2 pages, with rear advert listing to #231 in the series, as called for. Text double column.. Original dull peach-colored printed paper wrappers.. Spine paper darkened, with 1cm chip spine crown. Slight roll to text. block. A VG or better copy of an edition rarely seen on the. commercial market.. The 3rd title listed in Sadleir's list of 'Comparative Scarcities'.

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        A Treatise on Gall-Stones: Their Chemistry, Pathology, and Treatment

      London John Churchill 1863. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and lightly soiled. Spine darkened with some minor joint wear. Browning to prelims and plates. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 323pp + catalogue. 2 colour plates.

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        Tales of the Wayside Inn

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

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        Romola

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

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        La faïence, les faïenciers et les émailleurs de Nevers.

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

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        Three Months in The Southern States. April - June 1863

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

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        On Liberty

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

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        Romola

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

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        ROMOLA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Siege on Vicksburg.

      Middleton & Strobridge, Cincinnati 1863 - The Siege on Vicksburg. Lith. and Published by Middleton & Strobridge, Cincinnati, ca. 1863 Color printed lithograph, after the designs by Alfred Edward Mathews (1831-1874) Print includes notations under the title of all relevant commanding offices Paper size 19 1/4 x 25 7/8¿, Image size 17 1/2 x 23¿

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        Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE [TWO VOLUME SET]

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

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        Rare Signed Calling Card

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

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