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        Palais de Glace

      Paris . Size: 385 x 620 mm Framed size: 680 X 835 mm Lithograph. Printed colour. Very good condition. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), known as Sem, attained a high level of success with his wonderful portrayals of Paris at the turn of the century. This outstanding caricaturist was a member of the Salon des Humoristes and an officer of the Legion of Honor. His works offer us glimpses into Parisian high society at the turn of the century. Sem's unique talent made his work very identifiable, particularly because of the essential sobriety of his composition, in which his characters usually emerge from a white or plain background rather than being more obvious caricatures. Sem captured the spirit of the subject and in turn produced images that were true to life.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als physiologische Grundlage für die Theorie der Musik.

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

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Memoirs of Remarkable Misers. In Two volumes

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

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

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

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        Life of William Blake

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

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        TRAVELS IN MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA, Etc., Etc

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

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        Roundabout Papers in Original Publisher's Boards First US Edition 1863

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

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        Artocarpus Polyphema [Chempedak]

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 333 & 306 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Burton, four wood engraved plates and folding lithographic map laid down on linen. 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. Quite scarce in the original cloth, yellow endpapers, light soiling to first few free endpapers and in margins of Burton frontispiece in Vol.I., backstrip extremities nicked, cover panels decorated in blind, backstrips lettered in gilt.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Arringhe Officiose

      1863. Dattino, Giambattista. Arringhe Officiose. Naples: Tipografia All'Insegna del Diogene, 1863. 376 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt, title, fillets and ornaments to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * Only edition located. This is a handbook for lawyers on courtroom procedure. It also addresses forensics, rhetoric and other matters pertaining to speaking in court. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard University).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        VOGELS VAN NEDERLANDSCH INDIË, beschreven en afgebeeld / LES OISEAUX DES INDES NEERLANDAISES, décrits et figurés. Pt. III: Valkvogels - Accipitres + Pt. II?: Revue Synoptique des Espèces Martins-Pêcheurs habitant les Indies Néerlandaises

      Leiden: E.J. Brill and Amsterdam: G.L. Funke, 1863-1866.. Inner top margin of first 30 pages of text has some dark browning that occurred before the work was attractively bound with no affect to the plates; a bright, near fine copy.. Pp 79, [3, index], 28 hand-colored lithographs + Pp. 29, [2, index], 16 hand-colored lithographs. Later half blue over marbled boards, sm 4to. Part III on birds of prey and part II? on kingfishers of the complete work.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Life of William Blake, Pictor Ignotus

      London and Cambridge - Macmillan and Co, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful set of Gilchrist's influential biography of William Blake. This work, which was Gilchrist's Magnum Opus, was all but finished when he succumbed to scarlet fever in 1861. Its completion was overseen by his wife, Anne, alongside Dante Gabriel and William Rossetti. The first volume contains a biography of Blake's life. The second volume contains selections from Blake's work, including his most famous collections of poetry, Songs of Innocence and Experience, and his poem, The Book of Thel, as well as otherpoetry and prose. Includes many facsimiles of Blake's works in both black and white and sepia, including 21 photo-lithographs of the Book of Job illustrations and 16 plates printed from electrotypes of the copper-plates of the Songs of Innocence and Experience. First edition. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Tastefully and professionally rebacked in calf with the original tree calf boards. Externally,generally smart with just a little shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean except for some foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        London

      London: , c 1863. Framed size: 1580 x 2080 mm Hand coloured lithograph. 9 separate sheets, professionally joined and mounted on to linen then coloured by hand. Excellent condition. Edward Weller F.R.G.S., was a London based engraver, cartographer and publisher, whose works were used in Victorian schools and other educational facilities. This highly detailed, magnificent, large 9 sheet plan of London was published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas. The map extends from Deptford and Chelsea in the south to Hampstead and Hackney in the north. Cassell, Petter & Galpin, publishers of the map, declared that their "large map of London, as well as being the largest, is universally admitted to be the best map of London ever produced".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1863. Very Good -. Baring-Gould, Sabine. xlviii, 447 p.: color frontispiece, 15 additional leaves of plates (some color) and 1 folded map of Iceland with the author's route indicated in red; 26 cm. Half contemporary morocco with six spine compartments between raised bands; gilt-tooled spine title. Marbled paper over boards and marbled endpapers. Many in-text maps, music, and drawings. Appendices: A. "Notes on the Ornithology of Iceland" by A. Newton--B. "Advice to Sportsmen" by J.W.R.--C. "A List of Icelandic Plants"--D. "A List of Icelandic Published Sagas"--E. "Expenses of My Tour in Iceland." A scarce account of a mid-19th-century visit to Iceland. In Very Good- Condition: edges lightly rubbed; old repair to last leaf of text, without loss of text; dampstain in margin of seven plates, not touching images; occasional soiling in margins; old stains to a few pages; otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera]
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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. 1st Edition in this form. 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        TALES OF ALL COUNTRIES. [Second Series]

      1863. London: Chapman & Hall, 1863. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. Like the first series published two years earlier, this is a collection of Trollope short stories sited in various places around the globe -- such as Egypt, Palestine, Munich, Bermuda and Rome. All had appeared in magazines, but not in book form.~Sadleir notes that this "Second Series" is considerably scarcer than the first, ranking it at the head of his "B" list of titles ("A" being scarcest, "D" being least scarce):~ This book holds a high place in the schedule of Trollope rarities. Undoubtedly the publishers found that the First Series of Tales of All Countries did not sell as well as they expected, and, therefore,... they placated their important author by publishing the book on the same terms as the First Series, but -- I suspect -- safeguarded themselves by printing fewer copies than they were legally entitled to do.~Sadleir specifies pale yellow endpapers for this book, but this copy has the same bright blue endpapers as were used in the First Series. This is a very good copy (spine ends a little ruffled, endpapers cracked). Sadleir 16. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Zalacca Edulis [Salak Palm]

      Brussels: C. Muquardt, [circa 1863-1885]. Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing and a small orange spot in the lower right corner of the sheet. 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'. Similar to the sago tree, the Salak Palm is native to Indonesia, and its edible spherical fruit is covered by a prickly, lizard-like epidermis. It belongs to the order of Palmaceae, which, as Hoola Van Nooten remarks, was regarded by the renowned English botanist John Lindley as "the most interesting of the vegetable kingdom; as well as on account of the majestic aspect of their towering stems, crowned with foliage still more gigantic, as from the character of their grandeur which they impress upon the landscape of the countries they inhabit; their immense value to mankind as affording nourishment, clothing and numerous objects of economical importance, and the prodigious development of their reproductive organs." 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        Hints to Company Officers on Their Military Duties

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. One of the rarest books on Civil War leadership and the responsibilities of Company officers. The principal portion of this work was written while the author was confined as a prisoner of war in the State of Georgia, and contains, in a small compass, a large amount of information to Company Officers which can not be found in the "Regulations." An officer can not fail to be better qualified for a command after a careful perusal of its pages. Andrews served with the Third Regiment Minnesota Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, rising from his role as Lt. Colonel at Vicksburg to full Colonel at Fitzhugh's Woods and finally to Brigadier General at Pine Bluff. In 1865 he was assigned to the command of the Second Division of the VIII Corps and participated in the siege of Fort Blakely and then finished his role in command of the Mobile division where he was brevetted Major General. 68pp., (16)pp ads at rear. bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, spine blank but with a partial homemade paper label, brown coated endpapers, a bit of toning to page edges, foxing to preliminaries, a few very tiny nicks to spine and some soiling to covers, contemporary owner's name, otherwise a very good copy of this exceedingly rare work locating no auction records and not in Nevins. [see Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865]. First Edition. 18mo (6"x4").

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Ouverture de la Chasse au Bois de Boulogne

      Paris . Size: 500 x 665 mm Framed size: 680 X 835 mm Lithograph. Printed colour. Very good condition. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), known as Sem, attained a high level of success with his wonderful portrayals of Paris at the turn of the century. This outstanding caricaturist was a member of the Salon des Humoristes and an officer of the Legion of Honor. His works offer us glimpses into Parisian high society at the turn of the century. Sem's unique talent made his work very identifiable, particularly because of the essential sobriety of his composition, in which his characters usually emerge from a white or plain background rather than being more obvious caricatures. Sem captured the spirit of the subject and in turn produced images that were true to life.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Op. 25]. Quartett für Pianoforte Violine Viola und Violoncello. [Score and parts]

      Berlin: N. Simrock [PN 6264]. [1863]. Folio. Score disbound, parts unbound. [1] (title), 2-61; [1] (blank), 2- 16; [1] (blank), 2-15; [1] (blank), 2-16 pp. Engraved. & & From the collection of the English pianist, conductor and writer Edward Dannreuther, with his oval handstamp to title and each part. Occasional performance markings and corrections in blue crayon and pencil, most likely in Dannreuther's hand. & & Slightly worn; minor to moderate foxing. . First Edition, first issue. Rare. Deutsch p. 137. Hofmann p. 53. McCorkle p. 86.& & Dannreuther was largely responsible for introducing Brahms's music to England.& & An interesting association copy.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Winkler's Orientirungs-Plan der k. k. Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien mit ihren acht umliegenden Vorstadt-Bezirken.

      Wien, Selbstverlag u. Leopold Sommer, 1863. - (2), 5, (1), (2), XXIX, (3), (4), (2), 211, (1), (4), (4) SS., SS. 9-1128. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe des in Einzelheften vertriebenen und vollständig wie vorliegend höchst seltenen Hauptwerks des ehemaligen Schildermalers und späteren Industriellen. Winkler konzipierte das 1862 in Wien eingeführte und in modifizierter Form bis heute gültige Hausnummern- und Straßenbeschriftungssystem. Sein hier vorliegendes Orientierungsschema mit entsprechenden Planbeilagen, das die alten und die neuen Nummern enthält, ist "noch heute für die Umrechnung von alten Hausnummern unentbehrlich" (Czeike). - Ohne die Pläne. Czeike IV, 662. Nicht Slg. Mayer. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Photographic portrait of Samuel L. Clemens, ca. 1863

      n.p., n.d.. (CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.) Oval salt print 5 x 7 inches, inscribed on verso in an unidentified hand "1863. 'Mark Twain' given to Dan de Quille at Virginia City". Very light dampstaining, paper flaw at bottom center of portrait. Matted, framed, and glazed . Early, striking portrait of Samuel Clemens during his newspaper career in the West. By the time this photograph was taken, the salt-print technique had been entirely superseded on the East Coast and was used only in remoter locations in the West. Dan de Quille was a friend of Sam Clemens and editor of Virginia City, Nevada, Territorial Enterprise where Clemens honed his satirical skills

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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia

      London,: Sampson Low, Son, & Co.,, 1863.. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; new endpapers but a very good copy in the original green cloth. First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria.This London edition is generally seen as the "formal" account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The delicate tinted lithograph plates show in vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory.Maria, 57; Wantrup, 180.

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        JOURNAL DE MENUISERIE. Specialement destine aux Architectes, aux Menuiseries et aux Entrepreneurs. Publié sous la direction de M. Adolphe Mangeant

      Paris, Morel 1863, 1871-80.. 1., 13., 15. - 18. Jg. in 6 Bdn. 4°. pro Jg. 48 (tlw. farblithogr.) Taf. Zus. 288 Taf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kanten berieb.

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        Sammelband mit Veröffentlichungen des Botanikers Adolf Weiss in einem kaiserlichen Prachteinband.

      Wien und Bamberg, 1857-1863. - Rotbrauner Maroquinband mit goldgepr. Deckelfileten, Bordüre aus Rautengitter und Dentellefries; mittig beidseitig das kaiserliche Wappen; Stehkanten- und Innenkantenvergoldung; weiße Moiréeseidenvorsätze; die hübsche Rückengoldprägung stellenweise etwas berieben. Enthält: I: Kurze Notiz über einige Beobachtungen des Sonnenspectrums. Wien, 1863. (2), 191-192 SS. - II: Separat-Abdrücke botanischer Abhandlungen aus wissenschaftlichen Journalen. Über ein neues Vorkommen der Spaltöffnungen. Ebd., 1858. 29 SS., 1 w. Bl. Mit 3 lithogr. Tafeln. - III: Die Fluorescenz der Pflanzenfarbstoffe. Bamberg, 1861. (2), 9-22, 31-41 SS. - IV: Die totale Sonnenfinsterniss vom 31. December 1861 in Griechenland. Sonder-Abdruck aus dem XLV. Bd. der Sitzungsb. d. kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften. Wien, 1862. 385-398 SS. - V: Vorläufige Notiz über die directe Nachweisung des Eisens in den Zellen der Pflanze. Aus dem XL. Bande, S. 276, des Jg. 1860 der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften. 3 SS. Prächtiger kaiserlicher Einband, darin fünf frühe Veröffentlichungen des österreichisch-schlesischen Botanikers Adolph Weiß (1837-94), darunter die Dissertation ("Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Spaltöffnungen"). "1860 habilitierte er sich für physiologische Botanik, bereiste mit seinem Zwillingsbruder Edmund Weiß Griechenland und Kleinasien, erhielt 1862 eine Assistentenstelle am Hofmineralienkabinett in Wien und wurde im selben Jahr als o.Prof. und Direktor des Botanischen Gartens nach Lemberg berufen. Von 1871 bis zu seinem Tod lehrte er an der Univ. Prag" (DBE). - Unauffällige Schabspur am Vorderdeckel, sonst von ausnehmend schöner Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Invasion of Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down to the

      William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 Volume set. Suitable for a gift. Beautiful half calf, brown levant morocco leather and marbled boards. Gold lettering. Bindings are near fine. Clean, unmarked pages, with sparse foxing. William Blackwood and Sons, published 1863-1887. 2nd edition of Vols I & II; rest are 1st editions. Kinglake based his history of the Crimean War both on his own experiences and on the papers of Lord Raglan given to him by Raglan's widow. Kinglake ordered that Raglan's papers be destroyed after Kinglake's death, thus rendering his own work the only secondary source describing Raglan's account of the War. Several dozen battle plans and other maps (many folding) demarcating each army's units in red, blue, and green. Pictures available upon request. Ships daily. (RARE)

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        The Invasion of The Crimea:

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London,, 1863. Its Origin, And An Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan. 8 volumes, octavo. Contemporary half crimson morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, decorated endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated with several diagrams and folding maps throughout. Some darkening to spines, light foxing throughout otherwise a good set. Second Edition.

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        The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Eight volumes complete - Volume One - xxvii, [1], 519pp, [1]; Volume Two - xx, 533pp, [3]; Volume Three - xxviii, [2], 507pp, [1]; Volume Four - xx, 427pp, [1]; Volume Five - xxxiv, 513pp, [1]; Volume Six - xviii, 482pp; Volume Seven - xxv, [1], 375pp, [1] and Volume Eight - xxiv, 383pp, [1]. Rebound in uniform slightly later half morocco and cloth, raised bands, spines in six panes, title in gilt to second panel, author / volume to third, with date in gilt to foot of spine, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Externally a spot of discolouring to the upper cover of volume five, otherwise bright and clean. Internally the front inner hinge of volume one is slightly cracked but holding, with associated crinkling to title page, otherwise bright and clean. With sixty-three maps and plans as called for. An attractive set. Third Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        The invasion of the Crimea : its origin and an account of its progress down to the death of Lord Ragla / by Alexander William Kinglake [complete in 8 volumes]

      Edinburgh and ; London : W. Blackwood and Sons, 1863-87, 1863. 1st Edition. Description: 8v.: illus., maps (some fold.) ; 23cm. Subjects: Crimean War, 1853-1856. Contents: v. 1 Transactions which brought on the war. 4th ed. 1863--v. 2 Invasion of the Crimea. 4th ed. 1863.--v. 3 Siege of Sebastopol. 2d ed. 1868.--v. 4 Battle of Balaclava. 2d ed. 1868.--v. 5 Battle of Inkerman. 1st ed. 1875.--v. 6 The winter troubles. 1st ed. 1880.--v. 7 From the morrow of Inkerman to the fall of Canrobert. 1st ed. 1887--v. 8 From the opening of Pelissier's command to the death of Lord Raglan. Good to very good copies in original gilt blocked, blind-tooled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Vol. 8 is an unread copy with unopened pages.

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        Ausgeführte Constructionen des Ingenieurs. Abteilung 1. Mit Atlas "XLIII (43) Tafeln zur angewandten Baukunde des Ingenieurs"

      Stuttgart, Mäcken 1863. 24 cm. Atlas: 35 x 26 cm.; in 2 Bänden; 16, 216 Seiten mit 43 lithographierten Tafeln (42 doppelblattgroß und 1 mehrfach gefaltet), davon 3 farbig. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - DBA 72, 26 (vgl.) - Metzeltin 213 (vgl.) - Erschien als Band 5 (Supplement), Abteilung 1 seines großen Werkes "Handbuch der Ingenieur-Wissenschaft". Erstausgabe. Beschreibt fertiggestellte Bauwerke und die vorbereitenden Berechnungen, und a. Brücken, Bahnhofshallen, Kunstbauten unter Wasser, Straßenbau, Wasserleitungen, Hebewerk, Schwimmbad. Der Atlas mit Darstellung der Bauten, Schnittzeichnungen und Details: Schwimmbad zu Baden-Baden, Brücke über die Murg bei Rastatt, Bahnhofshalle zu Winterthur, Bahnhof zu Würzburg, eiserne Brücke über die Oos bei Baden, Wasserleitung in Rastatt mit Wasserturm und Pumpwerk, Hebewerk im Hafen zu Mannheim, Brücke über die Murg bei Bermersbach, Eisenbahnbrücke zu Neckarelz. Kanten teilweise berieben, Tafeln stellenweise stockfleckig. Becker (1817 - 1884), 1845 - 1855 Professor der Ingenieurschule zu Karlsruhe, wurde 1876 als Mitglied der Generaldirektion der badischen Staatseisenbahnen Leiter größerer Eisenbahn- und Wasserbauten. - Mäcken's Bibliothek technischer Wissenschaften 5, 1 -

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        The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror. New Series. Volumes VIII-XV, XVIII-XXI. January 1863 - December 1866, January 1868 - December 1869

      London: Published for the Proprietor, Bro. Wm. Smith. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863-1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Four of the six bound volumes have a moderate degree of old mould stains at the endpapers and to the margins of the first few and last few leaves. The text is still completely readable, and it is still overall a good set for all except those with a particular antipathy to any sign of mould. Gutters broken at rear hinges on two volumes. The leather is still strong and supple. A few 3/8" superficial chips and scrapes to leather spines. Moderate rubbing and some small losses to marbled paper on boards of some volumes.; Twelve volumes bound in six. An almost complete run from 1863 to 1869, lacking the two volumes for the year 1867. Half leather and marbled boards. Page dimensions: 283 x 200mm. ; 4to .

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        History of the Reformation in Europe

      78 - London - Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Translated from the French by William L. R. Cates. Volumes I and IIcovers Geneva and France, Volumes III covers France, Switzerland and Geneva,Volume IV covers England, Geneva, France, Germany and Italy, Volume V covers England, Geneva and Ferrera,Volume VIcovers Scotland, Switzerland and Geneva, Volume VII covers Geneva, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Bohemia, and the Netherlands, and volume VIII covers Spain, England and Germany. Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubign (16 August 1794 21 October 1872) was a Swiss Protestant minister and historian of the Reformation. The first portion of his Histoire de la Reformation, which was devoted to the earlier period of the movement in Germany, gave it at once a foremost place amongst modern French ecclestical historians, and was translated into most European tongues. The second portion, dealing with reform in the time of exhaustively treated, but it did not meet with the same success. It is part of the subject, with which he was most competent to tell, was all but completed at the time of his death. With facsimile frontispiece to volume VIII. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some staining to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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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        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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        Curiosities of Savage Life; First and Second Series

      London: S.O. Beeton 1863,1864, 1st Edition. () [xiv] 418;[xiv] 418pp. Good to very good. 2 vols. Tall octavo. Publisher's red blindstamped cloth; gilt ornament to front of both. Spine titles in gilt; spines somewhat darkened, professionally restored crown and foot(both vols.). Some staining to boards, corners slightly bumped. All edges gilt. Former owner's name in ink to front fly (vol.1). Illustrated colour frontis with tissue guard to both; 16 full colour plates from lithographs, woodcut illustrations in text. Some foxing to frontis plates and textblock, not intrusive. Extensively illustrated. Greenwood's somewhat fantastic account of the various practices of native peoples the world over. The author discussed Native Americans, the tribes of Africa and the Middle East and Australasia. Scarce in first edition..

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        DIE PHOTOGRAPHIE ALS HÜLFSMITTEL MIKROSKOPISCHER FORSCHUNG

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Englemann, 1863. First ed. 8vo., viii, 86 pp., text illustrations, plus 7 albumen photographs mounted on 4 stiff paper leaves. Minor scattered foxing with a few small stains on the blank margins of the plates; list of plates provided in facsimile. Later binding of paper over boards with quarter morocco spine, titled in gilt on the spine label. Very good. Joseph von Gerlach (1820-1896) was a famous and respected histologist, professor of anatomy and physiology. This is considered the first instructional manual for photomicrography.

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        [COLLECTION OF THIRTY-THREE LARGE BROADSIDE SHIPPING LISTS ISSUED AS SUPPLEMENTS TO The North-China Herald]

      Shanghai. 1863-1864.. Thirty-three large folio broadsides and broadsheets (nineteen broadsides and fourteen broadsheets). Old fold lines. Moderate chipping, soiling, and wear. Overall, about very good. Large group of broadside and broadsheet extras published in THE NORTH-CHINA HERALD, containing news and information on shipping and trade in China. On June 22, 1860, THE NORTH- CHINA HERALD was made the official organ of all Notifications proceeding from Her Majesty's Legation and Superintendency of Trade in China. The supplements here are dated between March 7, 1863 and Jan. 16, 1864. The shipping intelligence includes a list of vessels both arriving and departing, as well as those merchant vessels shipping in the Shanghai harbor and at Woosung. Each list gives particulars about the more than 120 merchant vessels arriving in and departing the port, including the name of each ship, its date of arrival, rigging, weight, captain, consignment, destination, and intended dispatch. Each supplement is likewise filled with interesting advertisements for rentals, goods, and tradesmen. In the supplement for Oct. 17, 1863 a significant portion of the sheet is devoted to the case concerning the salvage of the steamer William IV. The listing for Jan. 9, 1864 prints a long letter by W.H. Alexander, Acting Colonial Secretary, on the Compradore System in China, the system upon which the economy of Hong Kong was built under British colonial rule. A further issue publishes the official returns of the export of tea and silk for the year 1863. An interesting collection, rich in informative detail.

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        THE GAME OF BILLIARDS

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

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        Historia General de las Misiones, desde el Siglo XIII hasta nuestros días. Obra dedicada al Cardenal De Bonald y recomendada por Su Santidad Pio IX. Traducida al castellano, ampliada, anotada y adicionada en lo referente a España por los Señores Carbonero y Sol, Magán y Caballero

      Barcelona, Librería de Don Juan Oliveres Editor, 1863. Cuatro volúmenes en 4to. mayor; VIII-706 pp., 1 h. (I-II) + 2 hs., 694 pp., 2 hs. (III-IV). Con un total de 136 láminas grabadas en acero, más 8 mapas dobles. Encuadernación uniforme, de época, en media piel.

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        LA GUADELOUPE PITTORESQUE TEXTE ET DESSINS PAR A. BUDAN

      Paris: J. Claye for Noblet & Baudry, 1863.. Extra lithographic titlepage on india paper, mounted; plus eleven tinted lithographic plates (including large folding panoramic view) by Emile Vernier after Budan. Folio. Original green cloth, stamped in blind, gilt lettering, neatly rebacked. Text somewhat tanned but plates clean. Small old dampstain in upper blank margin of two final plates. Overall very good. In a folding green cloth box, leather label. An important work, with eleven fine plates of Guadeloupe scenes, and with text that covers all aspects of life in Guadeloupe. Views include picturesque sights in the countryside, scenes in the main towns (Moule and l'Anse Bertrand), and a large panoramic view of the town and harbor of Pointe-à- Pietre. Budan was born in Guadeloupe in 1827, and became an accomplished painter of portraits, historical and religious subjects, flowers, and murals. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1863 to 1867 and was responsible for the mural decoration of the chapel of St. Joseph in the cathedral at Pointe-à- Pietre. A rare series of views, and most unusual for being from this period, when the decline in the sugar industry had decreased the number of patrons available for such expensive works. SABIN 8949.

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        The Capital of the Tycoon. A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan. Complete in 2 volumes

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863.. Large 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 inches). 2 volumes: pp.xxxi, 469; x, 539, 24 (publisher's adverts). 16 chromolithographic plates, hors-texte, with tissue guards. Numerous woodcuts in text. 2 fold-out colour maps, trifle creased. Original green pictorial cloth, blocked in gilt, stamped in blind. Cloth rubbed, scuffed, marked. Brown coated endpapers. Inner hinges a trifle pulled. Some very light spotting, mainly to blank sides of plates, and a trifle to margins. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good set. Many pages unopened. Very heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition.

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        MEXICO Y Sus ALREDEDORES. Coleccion de Vistas Trajes y Monumentos Por C. Castro, J. Campillo, L. Auda, Y. G. Rodriguez

      Portal del Coliseo Viejo, Mexico:: Publicacion de Decaen Editor, Ejecutado en el Establecimiento Litog. de Decaen.. 1863 - 1864.. Folio. 15-5/8" x 11-7/8". Later issue, ca 1869. Cf. Abbey TRAVEL, 672; Sabin 48590.. Modern tan quarter leather binding, with marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Plates: x-lib, with the occasional marginal stamp.. Paper repair to some plate versos [title leaf most notably]. Some. foxing & browning, but not excessively so. Withal, a respectable VG. copy of this important work on Mexico.. "... one of the most significant lithographic productions in the history of the art ... This is the most important work illustrating Mexico City in the nineteenth century." [Mathes. MEXICO ON STONE, pp. 29 - 30]. . Lithographed title leaf. 45 lithographed images on 42 plates. 11 full color; remainder tinted. Plate captions in English, Spanish & French.

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        Der isolierte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirthschaft und Nationalökonomie. Dritter Theil: Grundsätze zur Bestimmung der Bodenrente der vortheilhaftesten Umtriebszeit und des Werths der Holzbestände von verschiedenem Alter. Rostock, Leopold, 1863. VII, 144 S. Bibl.-HLdr. d. Zt. (gering berieben und bestossen).

      Goldsmith 32592 - Humpert 7984 - Katalog Commerzbibliothek S. 62 - Kress C.5974 - Menger Sp. 99 - Aus der Bibliothek des Ökonomen Erich Schneider, mit seinem eigenhändigem Namenszug auf Schutztitel.- Teil der zweiten, wesentlich verbesserten Ausgabe von Thünens Hauptwerk. 'This unique piece of work, undertaken in the spirit of the theorist, makes him one of the patron saints of econometrics. Nobody, before or after, ever understood so profoundly the true relation between 'theory' and 'facts'' (Schumpeter S. 465ff.).- Stempel auf Titelei, teils leicht knickspurig.

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        Patriotism, Confederate Style: Gen. Waterhouse says "We have but two things to choose in this conflict, infamy or death, in the event we are not victorious"

      Richard Waterhouse was a Confederate general from Texas who served under Kirby Smith in & the Trans-Mississippi sector. Autograph Letter Signed, Delhi, La., July 11, 1863 to his wife. "You & have doubtless heard ere this of the fall of Vicksburg which surrendered on the 4th inst. for want of pro- & visions. We surrendered 20,000 men at that point which is a dire calamity to our cause, though it will & only have the effect to make the Confederate forces more determined. We have but two things to choose & in this conflict, infamy or death, in the event we are not victorious. Therefore I think every true man, & old & young, should rally to the standard at once & in driving the invader from our soil. We learn from & the paroled officers from Vicksburg that Genl. Johnson & Grant are fighting on big black [river] and that & Johnson has a strong force. We imagine this div. will leave from this point in a few days, probably for & the Ouchitya River or Red River. I am unable to say what our line of defence will be on this side of the & river, but I think it will be our policy to concentrate our forces as soon as possible & strengthen our lines & as much as possible with the militia so as to be able to repel invasion on this side of the Mississippi. If & we can succeed in concentrating our forces we surely can repel any force likely to invade Texas. Much & depends on the active and energetic action of the entire population. Every man should respond at once & with alacrity to the call of the country for assistance...should we remain here on the river and the pros- & pect is not imminent for immediate service I may come home on a short leave to see you & the children if & only for a few days." The writing legible though somewhat faded. & General Ransom on the Peninsula: "The excitement of course is intense, for we expect an attack & every moment" & In early March, 1862, McClellan began leading his & massive Union army into Maryland and Virginia, & and Joseph Johnston, realizing his forces were & not as large, moved back. Gen. Matthew General & Ransom describes the situation. Autograph Let- & ter Signed, Camp Price, Va., March 14, 1862 to his & wife. "...The whole army excepting my brigade has & fallen back behind the Rappahannock. Times are very & exciting. The enemy is landing all along the river and & we are here protecting the retreat. I wish dearest angel & that I had leisure to write you but the excitement of & course is intense, for we expect an attack every moment, & tho I think the battle yet sometime off. Every one here & though regards it as imminent. Do not be too anxious & for me. Under all circumstances I will do my whole & duty and trust our merciful Father to protect and pre- & serve us all. Kiss the dear boys for me & tell them to & be good and mind you. I have only time, my sweetest, & noblest wife to tell you again of my perfect love for & you and to ask you to be as happy as you can." &

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        Coventry: Its History and Antiquities

      London and Coventry-John Russell Smith and William Frederic Taunton, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce and extraordinarywork on the early hisotry, architecture, stories, myths, art, personagesandculture of the city of Coventry, bound from the parts. Very unusually, the original paper wraps for each of the parts are bound in order with the parts, with advertisements, dated from 1863-1870. 'From the earliest records down to the present time. Compiled from publications of acknowledged authenticity, ancient manuscripts and charters, corporation records, original contributions etc'. 'To be completed in about 20 one-shilling parts, each part to contain 16 pages of letter-press, and two tinted etchings'. Features 'sixty exquisite tinted etchings, facsimiles, maps etc, chiefly from drawings made for the work'. Plates retain tissue guards, and thefolding plates are mounted on cloth. Bookseller's label of Foyles, London to front pastedown. Fifty-four plates collated complete, including a chromo-lithograph folding frontispiece of the tapestry at St Mary'sHall, three gold tinted facsimile memorial brasses, folding facsimile of an ancient view ofCoventry,a folding facsimile of the Procession of Lady Godiva, facsimileof an historical letter ofQueen Elizabeth,and a folding map of the City of Coventry in 1869. William Frederic Taunton was an artist,the Headmaster of the Coventry School of Art, and here also acting as printer and publisher of each of the parts of this great work. Coventry is currently the 9th largest city in England and the 11th largest in the United Kingdom. Historically it was the most important seat of ribbon-making in the UK. Coventry's greatest legend is that of the 11th century exploits of Lady Godiva who rode through the city naked on horseback in protest at high taxes being levied on the cityfolk by her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to the legend the residents of the city were commanded to look away as she rode, but one man didn't and was allegedly struck blind. He became known as Peeping Tom thus originating a new idiom, or metonym, in English. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally worn, with some loss to the leather and spine labels, the backstrip coming away along the joints,and marks to the boards. The rear joint is just starting. Thehinges areheld by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright for the age of this set, and nominally clean, with light scattered spotting throughout and some dusting to the top edge, occasionally affecting the margins. A remarkable book to own. Overall: GOOD..

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        ROUNDABOUT PAPERS. REPRINTED FROM "THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE"

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1863 - Original purple cloth. With four full-page illustrations, including two not mentioned in the List of Illustrations (per Van Duzer). Thackeray's daughter, Lady Ritchie, said that this volume "might serve as a diary of the last years of my father's life." Uncommon in the original cloth and in this condition. Heraldic bookplate of Arthur Edmund Stearns on the front pastedown along with the smaller bookplate of Helen and Carleton R. Richmond. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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