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        Nuova enciclopedia popolare italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienza, lettere, arti, storia, geografia ......Quinta edizione

      Utet 1863/1866 24 volumi di testo + 1 volume (atlante) di incisioni realizzate in rame e xilografia, mezza pelle coeva con titoli in oro.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        A VISIT To The QUICKSILVER MINES Of NEW ALMADEN. Belonging to the Quicksilver Mining Company. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine of June, 1863. [Wrapper title]

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

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        Mangifera Indica [Mango Tree]

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

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        Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Anona Reticulata [Custard Apple]

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

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

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

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        Bilder ur verkligheten.

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

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

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

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        DEL DISEGNO DELLE STRADE FERRATE SPECIALMENTE IN COLLINA.

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

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

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

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        Xanthochymus Dulcis [Gamboge]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Neu-Seeland.

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

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        Photographic portrait of Samuel L. Clemens, ca. 1863

      n.p. n.d. 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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        Nature -Printed British Ferns:

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1863 Being Figures and Descriptions of the Species and Varieties of Ferns Found in the United Kingdom. 2 Volumes. In uniform, quarter green leather with green cloth, decorative gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges bumped and worn slightly, some light marks to covers. Spines have raised bands, very decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt. Internally, text block edges in gilt, marbled endpapers, half titles, additional engraved guarded titlepages present (dated 1859), no inscriptions, mild foxing to eps. Vol 1, Polypodium to Lastrea, (xvi), 254 pp, 51 pls, plates are coloured, tissue guarded and have only the minimal amount of foxing to edges. Vol 2, Polypodium to Lastrea, (xi), [1], 368 pp, lii-cxiv pls, the 63 plates are coloured, tissue guarded and have the very minimal spotting to edges. Originally published as The octavo nature-printed British ferns : being figures and descriptions of the species and varieties of ferns found in the United Kingdom, 1859.(Jackson 583)Moore, gardener and writer on horticulture, whose specialty was ferns, but he was also an expert on garden plants and florists' flowers. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        A Treatise on the Principles and Practical Influence of Taxation and the Funding System,

      the Third Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Improved, INSCRIBED "FROM THE AUTHOR", xviii, 524pp royal 8vo, original cloth, a very good copy, Edinburgh, Black, 1863. The definitive edition. It includes tables on revenue and expenditure of the U.K. in 1861-62, tables of sugar and coffee duties for most of the century. Photograph available on request.

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        "Den Lilla Geografen Lärorik Sysselsätning för Ungdom - Sverige och Norge" + "Politisk Geografisk Karta öfver Europa till Skolornes bruk af T. v. Mentzer"

      31,5x44,5x2,5cm and 50x50x3cm 2 wooden puzzles contained in wooden boxes, both with lithographed titles pasted on the lids. Stockholm c.1863 The Europe puzzle is dated 1863 and inscribed "Fjerde opplagen". The Swedish cartographer Von Mentzer worked in Stockholm from c. 1855. We have neither seen any records of these works in his biography nor seen any other copies for sale.. The lithographed titles age toned or partly browned and with a few paper damages. Some of the puzzle pieces in the Europe set slightly bent

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        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1863.. 26 by 17.5 cms. xlviii+447 pp. illustrated with colour plates and black and white drawings by the author, all present, folded map of Iceland, with heavy green cloth bevelled boards, with a gilt stamped design on the boards including a Norse style knot with encircling runes set in a larger geometric pattern, four panels on the spine, three with similar Norse interlinear knot patterns, gilt, and gilt title. Spine professionally re-laid. Endpapers faded, tissue guards spotted, otherwise in very good condition. "Reyjavik is a jumble of wooden shanties pitched down wherever the builder listed. There are but two streets and these are hardly worthy of the name. ... Danish dress, Danish fashions, Danish neatness, Danish cookery prevail." This original volume is now very scarce and collectible.

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        Le Parlate D'Amor. Siebel's Romance From Faust. Sung By Mad Didiee & Mad Trebelli

      Chappell, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - In B Flat. Undated [1863]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647010.

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        Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration

      Tinsley Brothers 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.

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        LA CERTOSA DI PAVIA. Descritta ed illustrata con tavole su rame incise dai fratelli Durelli.

      In folio (mm. 520x375), mz. pelle coeva (abras.), dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, pp. 28, molto ben illustrato da 70 tavv. di cui 8 a doppia pag. f.t. Cfr. Brunet,II,909 e Graesse,II,452 per la I ediz. del 1823/35 - Benezit,IV, p. 908 che cita quest?opera. Con tracce d?uso e lievi fiorit. ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        Pinus Lambertiana. Douglas

      Edinburgh & London: [1863]. Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 15 13/16 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Fr. Schenck. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685

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        Proclamation of Thanksgiving

      n.p.Mounted on cloth, folded in quarters, minor splitting a center fold; light soiling and edgewear with minor chips (without loss of text), very light annotations in ink on verso (visible to recto right margin). Overall an excellent example of this rare and important broadside. First printing of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. This original broadside produced in Massachusetts is formatted in two halves, the top being Governor John A. Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's Proclamation dated July 27, 1863, and the bottom being Lincoln's actual proclamation dated July 15, 1863, announcing that August 6 shall be set aside as a National Day of Thanksgiving. Though the exact printing date is unknown, it can be assumed that it was printed within the week following July 27. Thanksgiving was observed as a holiday since colonial times and each state would set aside its own day for celebration. This proclamation was the first time that the holiday would be celebrated on a set day nationwide, making it the first observed Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Later the same year, on October 3, 1863, Lincoln made a second proclamation again announcing Thanksgiving as a holiday, but this time in November, a date closer to the time most states had been celebrating it in the past. This earlier proclamation is actually the first time Thanksgiving was given national status, but because the second proclamation was widely accepted, the knowledge of this earlier one has been somewhat forgotten, making this piece a rare and important document in the annals of American history. Though this broadside is for the State of Massachusetts, no other broadsides from any other states announcing this date are known to exist, and only three other copies of this rare document are located through OCLC.

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        A Choice Collection of Fifty-One Welsh Airs

      Carnarvon: H Humphreys, 1863 Adapted for The Harp, Piano-Forte, Harpsichord, Violin or Flute. Bound in modern green cloth with title in gilt on black cloth label to front cover. Internally, new endpapers, small note tipped on to ffep, title page has some browning to edges, top corner repaired, index to the airs followed by the Airs themselves 40 pp, + 4 pp of adverts for the publisher Humphreys, new end blank, c1863. 1 copy found at Cardiff but beyond that scarce! Oblong 23*17.5cm. (OCLC 497313514) COPAC

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        Romola

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1863.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 3 Volumes in original cloth without any restoration. The first issue with advert leaf at the end of volume 2 (Sadleir 817). Spine ends a bit worn with some minor tears to cloth. Spines themselves are a bit rubbed and worn and there is a 1" tear to cloth on rear hinge of vol. 1. Corners bumped with some wear. Indents to leading edges which are presumably from being bound together by string at some point but not a serious flaw. Minor marks and wear to some of the boards. Internally hrear hinge to vol 3 cracked for bottom 2/3 with webbing showing but still solid. All other inner hinges are intact. All volumes have ink name and date of previous owner on the front end paper.Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Histoire naturelle des diptères des environs de Paris. 1-2. oeuvre posthume du Dr Robineau-Desvoidy. Publiée par les soins de sa famille, sous la direction de M. H. Monceaux.

      Paris, Victor Masson et fils, 1863. Two volumes, Frontispiece with portrait of the author + XVI + 1143; 919 p. Cloth with covers included. 22 X 13,5 cm. A nice set.. Printed in 250 copies, this is number 101

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        Historia general de Espana y de sus Indias, desde los tiempos mas remotos hasta nuestros dias

      Madrid/Barcelona/Habana, Espanola/Del Plus Ultra/Enciclopedia 1863-64.. 7 Bde. gr.-8°. Mit 10 (tlw. doppelbl.-gr.) Karten u. Plänen und 79 Stahlstich-Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Rü. berieb. Taf. tlw. stockfl.

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        Rare 1863 American Civil War Passport Issued to New York's Elite Colonel Richard Lathers, Signed by William H. Seward - US Secretary of State, Four Years Prior to the purchase of Alaska

      1863. Washington, 21 March 1863. Spectacular Historic American Passport issued during the Civil War, to aristocrat and capitalist Colonel Richard Lathers, signed in the original by him, and also by William H. Seward, then Secretary of State under President Abraham Lincoln. United States of America passport No. 9818, in the 87th Year of Independence. Double-leaf official document issued by the Department of State, completed in manuscript, with fascinating physiographical description of the bearer, and government printed seal. Measures approximately 6cm x 29cm (18 inches x 11.5 inches). Very good condition. Together with the first edition of the colonel's auto-bibliography, printed in Philadelphia by J.B. Lippincott Company in 1902, titled, "Biographical Sketch (1841-1902) of Colonel Richard Lathers was compiled as required for honorary membership in Post 509, Grand Army of the Republic: Embracing a sixty years' residence in South Carolina, New York, and Massachusetts: Devoted actively to commerce, agriculture, insurance, banking, and railroad enterprise." . Signed.

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

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1863., 1863. First Edition, Second Issue. Large 8vo. A superb copy in a sumptuous later binding by Bayntun in full dark green crushed morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spine; gilt rule to boards with fine, elaborate gilt illustration to upper board; all edges gilt; marbled end papers with gilt dentelle. With 2 illustrations by J. Noel Paton. The popular Victorian morality tale concerns Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. Here he is transformed into a 'water baby', and begins a new life and education in the underwater community of water babies and fairies.

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        THE WATER-BABIES

      1863. hardcover. Kingsley, The Rev. Charles. THE WATER-BABIES: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With Two Illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. London & Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863. 1 page undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. <p>First Edition. This is Kingsley&#39;s famous fairy tale written for his youngest son (the "land-baby", and dedicatee). Little Tom the chimney sweep, bullied by his employer Grimes, runs away, falls into a river, and is transformed into a water-baby; thereafter he learns (from other water creatures he meets, and also from the fairies Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid) the need to show and to seek kindness. Certainly the tale is a moral didactic fable, preaching human redemption in a form of Purgatory, but it also shows Kingsley&#39;s love of nature and his indignation at the Victorian practice of child labor; Kingsley also used the book as an opportunity to satirize those scientists who were responding negatively to Darwin&#39;s then-new theory of evolution (which Kingsley had been one of the first to praise).</p> W <p>This copy is in the second and usual state, with<i>out</i> the "L&#39;Envoi" leaf -- which soon after publication was removed from copies not yet sold. It is in very good-plus condition (very light wear at the binding extremities, a small scuff affecting the gilt fish vignette on the front cover, endpapers slightly cracked). Wolff 3812 (in calf).</p> CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12189)

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

      1863. Just Another Destitute Little Chimney-Sweep"or "The Oddest Fairy Tale That There Has Ever Been&#133;A Near Fine Copy Of The First Edition of The Water-BabiesKINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. London & Cambridge, 1863. First edition, first issue. Small square octavo (8 x 6 1/8 inches; 201 x 156mm). [viii], [1-3], 4-350, [1 advertisements], 1 blank. With the &#145;L&#146;Evoi&#146; leaf inserted after the dedication. Inserted frontispiece and full-page illustration opposite p. 145. With eight large engraved initial chapter letters.Original dark green fine-grain cloth, front cover with gilt triple-rule border enclosing a pictorial gilt center device depicting Tom, a Fish and a Sea-Horse. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the binders ticket of Burn of Kirby St., on the rear pastedown and a small booksellers ticket (John Smith & Son, Glasgow) on the front pastedown. Hinges just starting and top of spine with two very small splits. Otherwise a superlative copy, the gilt bright and fresh, of this scarce children&#146;s classic. Housed in a fleece-lined green cloth clamshell case. Together with a letter dated July 6th, 1950, from David A. Randall (Scribner Book Store NY) to a a former owner (Eugene Grossman) stating &#147;Incidentally, I have just heard from my London agent that you ordered a book (The Water Babies, 1st Issue) from an English catalogue which I wanted very much. If you get a good copy of this book you really have a scarce item.&#148;"Charles Kingsley was a rural vicar in Victorian England, and the "land-baby" of the sub-title was his youngest son, five-year-old Grenville Arthur. In writing this fairy tale about the underwater adventures of Tom, a chimney-sweep&#39;s climbing-boy, Kingsley uttered many a sermon. But along with his zeal for Anglican Christianity he also brought into play his enthusiasm for nature and his strong sense of indignation at the Victorian practice of using small children as laborers. This copy is from the rare first issue of the first edition. It contains a leaf bearing a poem, L&#39;Envoi. Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already gone forth." (Gottlieb, Early Children&#39;s Books and Their Illustration, 113).

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        TRAFORO DELLE ALPI TRA BARDONNECHE E MODANE. Relazione della Direzione Tecnica alla Direzione Generale delle Strade Ferrate dello Stato.

      In-4 p. (mm. 304x210), tela edit. (con aloni), pp. (4),113,(3), con 10 tavv. litografiche f.t., più volte ripieg. (max. mm. 810 x 612): sono piani, profili e sezioni del traforo fra Bardonecchia e Modane, e anche strumenti tecnici usati per la sua costruzione. "Rara edizione originale" di questa dettagliata descrizione dei lavori per il traforo alpino, iniziati il 15 agosto 1857. ?Germain Sommeiller (1815-71), ingegnere francese, fu uno dei tre progettisti e direttori dei lavori del traforo del Frejus, in cui studiò specialmente le applicazioni dell?aria compressa ideando un tipo di perforatrice?. Così Diz. Treccani,XI, p. 445. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Tales of the Wayside Inn

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 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.".

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        THE GREAT RUSSIAN BALL AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC, NOVEMBER 5, 1863 (Print)

      Fine Condition. Original wood engraving from Harper&#39;s Weekly, November 21, 1863. Sheet measures 22 by 16 inches (55.88 by 40.64 cm). Professionally cleaned and deacidified. Image is clean and bright.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO JAMES T. FIELDS

      Concord. 16 September 1863.. One page, in ink, on octavo lettersheet. Ca. 100 words. Old fold from mailing, a few small smudges, otherwise very good or better. To his publisher, James T. Fields, written on the occasion of the publication of his latest book, OUR OLD HOME, sending on a list of individuals [not present] to receive complimentary copies: "Dear Fields, On the other page is the list of presentation people; and (with four [altered from three] copies bestowed when I saw you) it amounts to twenty-four, which your liberality and kindness allow me ... I held my pen suspended over one or two of the names, doubting whether they deserved of me so especial a favor as a portion of my heart and brain. I have few friends. Some authors, I should think, would require half the edition for private distribution ...." Signed: "Your friend, Nathl Hawthorne." Accompanied by the clipped envelope address to Fields, in Hawthorne&#39;s hand. Published in Volume XVIII of the Centenary Edition, letter 1278, based on a transcript in the Hawthorne-Fields Letter Book at Harvard.

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        Autograph Letter, signed (" Mrs. G.H. Lewes"), to her publisher Blackwood

      The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regents Park [London], "thursday", n.d. [after november, 1863]. 12mo. 2 pp., in purple ink, on personal stationery. With conjugate blank, affixed to stiff card . A warm note to her publisher (probably John Blackwoood), no doubt about her work. "My dear Mr. Blackwood, We shall be delighted to see you and Mrs. Blackwood&#39;s tomorrow to lunch with us. That is the most comfortable way of getting a chat. But our hour is 1/2 past 1. I hope that will not be too early for you. That weather makes all work heavier -"

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        Masterpieces of the International Exhibition 1862 (3 Volumes Complete | The Great London Exposition (World&#39;s Fair))

      London: Day & Son, 1863. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes complete. Period half black morocco leather with gilt tooled compartmented design to spine raised bands. Pebbled brown cloth boards, all edges gilt. No previous owner&#39;s names, not exlibrary. Overall in VERY GOOD PLUS condition. Chromolitho [1 (title-page)], [1 (title-page)], [xx], 100 chromolitho plates with accompanying text; chromlitho [1 (title-page)], [1 (title-page)], [i], 100 chromolitho plates with accompanying text; chromolitho [1 (title-page)], [1 (title-page)], [ii], 101 chromolitho plates with accompanying text. Magnificently produced chromolitho record of the 1862 Exhibition, in which Waring took a prominent part as organiser of the architectural, glass, earthenware, furniture, jewelry and goldsmith&#39;s work exhibits. Waring himself wrote the English text: a French translation accompanies it; and the chromolithography was supervised by W.R. Tymms and executed by Tymms, Albert Warren and G. MacCulloch. The International Exhibition of 1862, or Great London Exposition, was a world&#39;s fair. It was held from May 1 to November 1, 1862, beside the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington, London, England, on a site that now houses museums including the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum (London). The exposition was sponsored by the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Trade, and featured over 28,000 exhibitors from 36 countries, representing a wide range of industry, technology, and the arts. All told, it attracted about 6.1 million visitors. Receipts (£459,632) were slightly above cost (£458,842), leaving a total profit of £790. It was housed on 23 acres (9 hectares) of land, within a special building designed by Captain Francis Fowke (1823-1865) and built by Charles and Thomas Lucas and Sir John Kelk at a cost of £300,000 covered by profits from the Great Exhibition of 1851. The building consisted of a main structure with two adjoining wings set at right angles for machinery and agricultural equipment; the wings were demolished after the Exhibition. Its main facade along Cromwell Road was 1152 feet (351 m) in length, and ornamented by two crystal domes, each of which was 260 feet (79 m) high. Although they were then the two largest domes in the world, their effect was distinctly unimpressive, and they were derided as "colossal soup bowls" and "a national disgrace." The building as a whole was termed "a wretched shed" by The Art Journal. Exhibitions included such large pieces of machinery as parts of Charles Babbage&#39;s analytical engine, cotton mills, and maritime engines by the firm of Henry Maudslay, as well as a range of smaller goods including fabrics, rugs, sculptures, furniture, plates, silver and glass wares, and wallpaper. The exposition also introduced the use of caoutchouc for rubber production and the Bessemer process for steel manufacture.. First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover.

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        British Wild Flowers Illustrated by John E. Sowerby. Described, with an introduction and key to the natural order by C. Pierpoint Johnson

      London: John Van Voorst, 1863. Second revised A Near Fine Copy. Octavo ( 6.5 x 9.5 inches). Green embossed publisher&#39;s cloth with gilt emblem on cover and lettering on spine. Head and foot of spine softened, corners lightly frayed. AEG. Tidy owner&#39;s signature and location dated 1868 on prelim. A fine reissue of Sowerby&#39;s classic work on British Wild Flowers, to which is now added a supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants by John W. Salter, ALS, FGS and the Ferns, Horsetails and Club-mosses by John E. Sowerby. Pp. xlix, 186, with frontispiece and 86 hand-colored steel engraved plates representing 1780 botanical specimens in total. The richly colored frontispiece is a fine bouquet of Wild Flowers in the style of Jane Webb Loudon. The accompanying plates are vibrant and clear throughout, not pale as often the case with this type of wild flower compendium. A fine work by one of the Sowerby family, major contributors to the illustration and documentation of 19th-century British horticulture.

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        The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose. Printed from the Original Editions. With a Life of the Author by the Rev. John Mitford

      London: Bickers and Bush, 1863., 1863. 8 volumes; 8vo. Later binding (c.1920) by Bayntun Riviere of half dark brown heavy grain morocco leather with gilt titles and gilt to spines, brown cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A fine, very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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