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        Astronomical Chart, Or Diagram, in Which the Structure of The Solar System is Exhibited at One View, with Key an Astronomical Chart, Or Diagram

      Buffalo, NY: Matthews and Warren, 1863. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Large lithographed Astronomical chart showing in rudimentary form the motion of the planets around the sun, with accompanying pamphlet guide to the chart, both by William Emmons. Chart published 1857. First edition. Color lithograph mounted on single fabric sheet with side piping and original turned and ebonized wooden rods, measures 43 x 41.5 inches. Pamphlet published 1863. Fifth edition. Wraps, 12mo. 32pp. Very good. Surface of map varnished at one point, white mottling, foxing, and faint damp staining to map, still decent colors and impression for age. Pamphlet curled at extremities, dark toning to front wrap, internally unmarked. Large item will require extra postage. Digital images available upon request.

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        Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigten Gypsabgüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelskelete überhaupt.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Souvenirs de la Suisse et des Alpes

      Geneve Margueron 1863. 8° oblungo, pp. 64 litografie acquarellate. Legatura in tela restaurato il dorso, tagli dorati, piatti con cornice a secco e titolo in oro, al piatto anteriore stemma della confederazione elvetica. Qualche gora ai margini che in rari casi tocca le tavole, ma ottima conservazione.  Le tavole raffigurano le principali città svizzere,(due vedute di Ginevra a doppia pagina e una di Zurigo) ma anche paesaggi di laghi e dei principali passi alpini. All'antiporta stemma della confederazione con cornice raffigurante i simboli dei cantoni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Spalavera]
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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version, with the Marginal Readings and original and selected Parallel References, Printed at Length. And the Commentaries of Henry and Scott, Condensed by the Rev. John McFarlane, L.L.D. Glasgow, and a Compact Bible Dictionary, by the Rev. John Eadie, D.D., L.L.D. with a Scripture Atlas, and a series of Illustrations of the Lands of the Bible. Engraved from Photographs taken Expressly for this Work.

      Glasgow: William Collins, 1863.. ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto, pp.[6], 944; pp.288; pp.[12]; pp.1249-1276; pp.48; pp.56 [2]. With 38 full page plates, including fine steel engravings from photographs, maps, and a family register. Also with a frontispiece and illustrated title page. In contemporary dark brown full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration to spine and boards. Further blind decoration and titles to boards. All edges gilt; yellow coated endpapers. Family register partly filled in in black ink. Black ink ownership inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1865. Plates quite heavily spotted in places. Light outer wear. Good overall.

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

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1863. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Square octavo (192 x 150 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt titles and decorations to spine in compartments, gilt vignettes and frames to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original cloth front cover bound in at rear. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, plate and woodcut initials. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper verso. Boards slightly bowed, grease spot to rear cover, small tear and loss to final leaf (not affecting text); an excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "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's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's books in England: he "was the first writer in England, perhaps the first in the world, except for H. C. Andersen, to discover that a children's book can be the perfect vehicle for an adult's most personal and private concerns … it was quite different from anything else written for children … in a small space, it managed to discover and explore almost all the directions that children's books would take over the next 100 years" (Carpenter, Secret Gardens).

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        Considérations nouvelles sur l'engagement et la descente de la tête

      Montpellier, Boehm, 1863, in-4, VIII-58-[2] pages, demi-toile moderne à la bradel, pièce de titre en long, Thèse présentée le 27 novembre 1863 à la faculté de médecine de Montpellier. Description et usage du forceps à tractions soutenue et à pression progressive, inventé depuis peu par le Dr Chassagny de Lyon. Envoi, légèrement rogné, "à mon ancien interne Car[rier]".

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        [BURKE & WILLS] Review of the labours of several explorers of Australia, by Mr. Thomas Foster,

      ten years resident in Victoria.Also the narrative of Mr. John King, sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition.Melbourne and Sydney : Clarson, Shallard &​ Co., 1863. First and only edition. Octavo, bound in recent full red morocco, gilt, lacking the original wrappers (the lower wrapper featured a wood-engraved illustration titled Burke's grave on Cooper's Creek sketched by A.W. Howitt), 16 pp, scattered foxing, otherwise sound. Ferguson 9705; Wantrup 171. A rare pamphlet, the content of which focuses on the expedition of Burke and Wills (the remains of the two explorers had only recently been brought back to Melbourne, at the end of December 1862), and includes the narrative of King. The work commences with a brief survey of the history of the discovery of Australia and inland exploration of the continent. Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (University of Queensland Library; State Library of Tasmania; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of South Australia; Parliamentary Library of Western Australia).

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        Ulysses S. Grant Follows Up on African American Troops’ First Battle at Milliken’s Bend: "Drive the enemy from Richmond. Reinforce Mower all you can and send him to do it."

      1863 - Autograph Note Signed, to Elias S. Dennis, June 13, 1863, 1 p. 7 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. Grant was determined to take Vicksburg, and retaking the surrounding countryside in Mississippi and across the river in Louisiana were critical parts of his plan. Here, he moves around troops to further his design after an important showing by the USCT a few days earlier. In his Memoirs, Grant observed that "This was the first important engagement of the war in which colored troops were under fire," and he praised their actions. Complete Transcript June 13th 1863Brig. Gen. Dennis, Millikins Bend Drive the enemy from Richmond. Reinforce Mower all you can and send him to do it. U. S. Grant Maj. Gen.Historical BackgroundDuring the Vicksburg Campaign, Brigadier General Elias S. Dennis led troops in the Battle of Port Gibson and the Battle of Raymond. Placed in command of the District of Northeast Louisiana in May 1863, he commanded a detached brigade of five Illinois regiments and a brigade of six regiments of Louisiana and Mississippi African American soldiers led by white officers. On the morning of June 6, Dennis' African Brigade and two companies of the 10th Illinois Cavalry made a reconnaissance toward Richmond, Louisiana, about twenty miles west of Vicksburg. They encountered Confederate troops and drove them back, then retired to Milliken's Bend, about fifteen miles upriver from Vicksburg, to report.Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commanding the Trans-Mississippi Department, had ordered General Richard Taylor to attack Ulysses S. Grant's supply lines to relieve pressure on Vicksburg and the Confederate army besieged there. Early in the morning of June 7, 1863, Confederates attacked the Union forces at Milliken's Bend, primarily the African Brigade and the 23rd Iowa Infantry. In fierce hand-to-hand fighting, the Union forces retreated to the river where two gunboats fired on the Confederates and halted their advance. Union casualties numbered more than 650. Despite their inexperience, the raw and ill-equipped African American soldiers fought well. Indeed, a white Union soldier from New Hampshire wrote his sister that the USCT "fought like tigers." Their performance helped convince doubters that African Americans could fight, and their stand foiled the Confederate attempt to lift the siege of Vicksburg.In this message, written less than a week later, Grant orders Dennis to send General Joseph Mower's Eagle Brigade to pursue the Confederates and drive them from Richmond, Louisiana. General William T. Sherman sent Mower's Eagle Brigade from the Vicksburg trenches to coordinate with General Alfred W. Ellet's Marine Brigade. Under Mower's command, they succeeded in taking the city, which sat along an important supply line to Vicksburg from the west, two days later, on June 15, 1863. Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was the leading Union general of the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. Born in Illinois as Hiram Ulysses Grant, he was nominated to West Point by his congressman as Ulysses S. Grant, knowing that he was called Ulysses and that his mother's maiden name was Simpson. He graduated from West Point in 1843 and served in the Mexican War, but at the start of the Civil War, he was a little-known grocer in Galena, Illinois. In June 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry and quickly rose to prominence in the western theater. His victories at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga earned him fame and steady promotion. In March 1864, he was named lieutenant general (the first since Washington) and general-in-chief of all Union armies. On March 8, Grant went to Washington and met Lincoln for the first time. Grant remained in the Eastern Theater to oppose Confederate General Robert E. Lee. After the difficult Overland Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, and the climactic Appomattox Campaign, Grant forced Lee to surrender at Appomattox Court House on . (See website for full description)

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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.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Zeitschriften, Kunsthandwerk

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.


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        Sur les principes sucrés

      (Paris, Hachette), (1863), in-8, paginé 183 à 332, couverture d'attente muette, Extrait des Leçons de chimie et de physique professées en 1862. Marcellin Berthelot (1827-1907) fut tout à la fois Homme politique, essayiste, historien et chimiste. Il professa ses Leçons sur les principes sucrés devant la Société chimique de Paris. Envoi de l'auteur "à M. Payen, de l'Institut". Cachets de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé

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        Notice sur les travaux originaux (specialement ceux de physiologie).

      Paris:: Victor Masson et Fils, (1863).. 242 x 159 mm. 8vo. [iv], 28 pp. Bibliography of Brown-Sequard�s written works; lightly foxed. Original printed wrappers; soiled, extremities showing wear. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TOP COVER, "Dr. Percival Wright, with Dr. B.-S.?s regard." Very good. FIRST EDITION. An important bibliography of Dr. Brown-Sequard�s writings. PROVENANCE: Edward Percival Wright (1834-1910) was a naturalist who studied ophthalmology at Oxford. In 1869 Wright was appointed professor of botany and keeper of the herbarium at Trinity College. DNB, 1901-1911, pp. 709-710.

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        Geschichte der physischen Geographie der Schweiz bis 1815.

      Bern/Zürich, Stämpfli/Schulthess 1863 - 8°, IX, 696 S., Kart. d. Zeit m Rückenschild, Rückenkopf und -fuss mit kleinen Fehlstellen etwas berieben, innen sauber Mit dem Index. - Bernhard Studer (1794?1887), Schulen in Bern, Stud. der Theologie in Bern, 1816 Ordination. 1815 Lehrer für Mathematik am untern Gymnasium in Bern, 1816-18 Stud. der Mineralogie, Chemie und Astronomie in Göttingen, Freiburg i.Br., Berlin und Paris. 1825 ao. Prof. für Mineralogie und Geografie an der Berner Akademie, 1834 ao. Prof. für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, 1845-72 o. Prof. für Mineralogie und Geologie, physikal. Geografie und Physik an der Univ. Bern, 1843-45 Rektor. S. beschäftigte sich früh mit der Geologie der Molasse ("Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Molasse" 1825). Ab 1828 gehörte er zu den Initiatoren eines gesamtschweiz. Kartenwerks (Dufourkarte), das dank ihm ab 1862 zur Grundlage einer geolog. Karte der Schweiz 1:100'000 wurde. S. arbeitete mit den Geologen Peter Merian und Arnold Escher zusammen und veröffentlichte 1853 mit Letzterem die erste geolog. Karte der Schweiz im Massstab 1:380'000. Zudem verfasste er zahlreiche geolog. Publikationen, u.a. die "Geologie der Schweiz" (2 Bde., 1851-53), die grosse Fortschritte in der stratigraf. und tekton. Erforschung der Schweiz brachte. Diverse wissenschaftl. Auszeichnungen. (HLS) 1200 gr. Schlagworte: GeologieHelvetica - AllgemeinNaturwissenschaft [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Liste des algues marines de Cherbourg

      Paris et Cherbourg, J.B. Baillière, Bedelfontaine et Syffert, 1863, in-8, 168 pp, 6 pl, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. ENVOI de l'auteur à M. Tulasne : Louis-René Étienne, dit Edmond Tulasne (1818-1885), botaniste et un mycologue français, qui fit don de sa collection au Muséum de Paris et de sa bibliothèque à l'Institut catholique. Auguste Le Jolis (1823-1904), botaniste, fut le fondateur, en 1852, de la Société des Sciences de Cherbourg, avec le physicien Théodose Du Moncel et l'astronome Emmanuel Liais. Les herbier de la bibliothèque de cette société furent donnés à la ville de Cherbourg par Louis Corbière et Le Jolis ; ils contiennent environ 200 000 échantillons d'espèces de mousses, d'algues, de champignons, de ptéridophytes et de spermaphytes. Étiquette et cachets annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquette en pied du dos. Couverture défraîchie. Pritzel, n° 5193.

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        Autograph letter signed (in the text).

      Gads Hill Place, 24. I. 1863. - 8vo. ½ p. "Mr. Charles Dickens presents his compliments to Miss K. Hitchcock and regrets to inform her that his Vita [?] for the Royal Hospital for Incurable has been long engaged". - On headed paper.

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        The British Schools of Art A Selection of Examples Engraved in Line by Eminent Artists

      H. Murray: the British Schools of Art. 2v. 1863, London. Virtue and Co. 1861-1863. 2 volumes, 13.5 inches (33 cm). by Henry Hallam Murray.British Schools of Art: A Selection of Examples Engraved in Line by Eminent Artists.Descriptions by H. Murray, F.S.A., includes works of Constable, Reynolds and Turner.Ref.: Virtue, Spalding, and Daldy's Catalogue 1874, page 11. Two Folio Volumes with text and 90 fine guarded steel engraved plates. large royal 4to, in Morocco leather with gilt edges.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

      1863 - London, Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine St., Strand, 1863. 8vo. 2 vols. Original blind-stamped maroon cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; pp. viii, [2], 303; [vi], 295; folding map frontispiece to vol. I, wood-engraved frontispiece of "The Juju, or Sacrifice House, Grand Bonny River" to vol. II; very minor rubbing to extremities, throughly nice and clean copy; provenance: both front paste-downs with engraved armorial bookplates of Edward Joseph Dent, both volumes with that of Norman Douglas Simpson on opposite fly-leaves. First edition, the issue with Burton's name in gilt to the spines. Financial difficulties following his marriage to Isabel in 1861 led Burton to apply for and accept a minor consulship on the Spanish island of Fernando Po (Bioko, off Cameroon in West Africa). Wanderings in West Africa tells the story of Burton's voyage out to his new posting, with visits en route to Madeira, Tenerife, Freetown (Sierra Leone), Lagos, and elsewhere. Burton wished that his name be suppressed from the work: the attribution "By a F.R.G.S." hints at the controversy then raging between the author and the heads of the R.G.S. concerning the sources of the Nile. His consulship in Fernando Po proved of little interest as such to Burton, save in so far as it allowed him to travel in West Africa (see his Mission to Gelele and Abeokuta). Provenance: From the book collection, which was rather strong on Africa, of the eminent British botanist Norman Douglas Simpson (1890-1974), who worked for some time in Egypt and the Sudan, before lending his services to Peradeniya Botanic Garden in Sri Lanka and publishing at his own expense (£2000) A Bibliographical Index of the British Flora in 1960. The first bookplate could be that of the British writer on music. Penzer 71-2; Casada no. 70; Spink & Son, Catalogue of.Burton, nos. 28-30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svenska Jägarförbundets Nya Tidskrift. Årg. I-XXXII

      Bok. Samson & Wallin / K. L. Beckman 1863-1894. Kolorerade litograferade planscher (alla finns med), o. a. ill. 32 vol. gulddekorerade halvfranska band av två varianter (1863-70 en typ, 1871-94 en annan, se bild). 14x22 cm. Några av volymerna med lätta nötningar, men i det stora hela en fin svit.

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        Quadri iconografici di botanica proposti ad uso delle scuole e pubblicati sotto la direzione di Luigi Bellardi

      presso G. B. Paravia e Comp, 1863. In-4° (355x270mm), con un fascicolo di testo in brossura originale verde di 40 pp. di spiegazione delle figure, un frontespizio litografico sciolto e complessive 60 tavv. sciolte in litografia con coloritura acquerellata a mano con raffigurazioni di piante, il tutto conservato entro custodia originale in percallina rossa con chiusura a busta, titolo in oro al piatto e legacci. Ottimo stato conservativo. Prima edizione di questa bella opera di divulgazione naturalistica del celebre zoologo e paleontologo Luigi Bellardi (Genova, 1818-Torino, 1889). Nissen, 127. Ceresoli, p. 77. DBI, VIII, pp. 603-604. Italiano

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        Fabrique de Pipes en Bruyère de Gappin-Dalloz St. Claude, Jura, France.

      Maison fondée, 1863. A rare catalogue of pipes available from the specialist French manufacturer Grappin-Dalloz. The unusual autographic process used to print this work suggests it was only prepared in limited numbers, very probably for the use of the company's representatives. Bound in black calf with cloth sides, gilt lettering, brass corner-guards, decorated endpapers, 240mm x 310mm, approx 220 pages, profusely illustrated, printed by an autographic process in blue and black ink, 5 wood samples with handwritten legend, pasted to inside board; spine rubbed, occasional foxing, a few tears, otherwise a very good copy.

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      London: Emily Faithfull, Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863, 1863. First edition, subscribers issue in a morocco binding designed by John Leighton. Fredeman, Emily Faithfull and the Victoria Press (The Library, June 1974), 53. Binding a little soiled and worn; very good copy.. 8vo, original gilt-decorated brown morocco signed "J.L.", gilt lettering, a.e.g. Photographic frontis portrait. Seven-page list of subscribers. Errata slip tipped in at page 274. A long narrative poem based on a Spanish legend, probably "Mariquita la Pelona," with a photographic frontispiece of a portrait apparently of Mariquita. The frontis is signed on the verso "John Beattie, Clifton." There were two issues, a deluxe one for subscribers and an ordinary issue in cloth.

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        Ceremonial of the Marriage of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. March 10th. 1863.

      Printed by Harrison and Sons St. Martin's Lane London. Folio 1863 - pp. 18. Plan of the Choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco by HATCHARDS, titled in gilt on the front cover with the gilt initials of Albert Edward below the device of the three feathers, all edges gilt, an excellent copy. *The first page of text is titled DRAFT - the following text is printed in single column towards the outer margin, surmounted by a crown, and lists the process of the ceremonial and the order of precedence of the participants. This appears to be an advance copy for a member of the royal household. COPAC records a copy with an almost identical title, Manchester University only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature. Originally edited by Dr. Kitto. Entirely New [Third] Edition, edited by W.L. Alexander. ATTRACTIVE SET OF THE BEST EDITION

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1863. 3 vols., 8vo., Third Edition, text in double column, with engraved frontispieces and title-vignettes, engraved plates in colour and monochrome, and very numerous illustrations in the text, some light and inoffensive spotting; strongly bound in contemporary half calf, brown cloth boards, backs with five raised bands tooled in blind, second and third compartments with red leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind with a floral spray, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, joints very ligly rubbed else a most attractive set in wholly unrestored contemporary binding. First published in 1845, Kitto's classic compilation was reissued in a second edition of 1852. This best edition was completed in greatly expanded form by William Lindsay Alexander following the Author's death from sickness in 1854. COMPLETE SETS ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        The Invasion of The Crimea:

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1863. Its Origin, And An Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan. 8 volumes, octavo (218 x 137 mm). Finely bound by F. Bedford in tan calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling gilt to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated with several diagrams and folding maps throughout. Coat of arms pasted to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing and offsetting, overall an excellent set. Second edition. A particularly bright decorative set.

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        Photographic panorama of Mount Etna.

      - Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Very large board (93.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver prints (panorama, in two parts of 25.0 x 36.2 and 25.0 x 35.0 cm, for a continuous image with a total width of 71.2 cm). Paul Berthier printed studio label pasted on verso.= Paul Marcellin Berthier (1822-1912) is regarded as one of the foremost French photographers of the 19th century, as well as an accomplished impressionist painter. He is principally known as a landscape and a portrait photographer (of, e.g., the French poet Lamartine), and as a landscape painter. His landscape photos are rare and sought-after, and are, for instance, included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. This photograph is of geological importance too, showing a mountainside with three craters, of which two are apparently active, with clearly smoking fumaroles. The adjacent pine trees are stripped of their branches, possibly by a pyroclastic flow. The locality is not specified, but this is Mount Etna, visited by Berthier during and after its 1861-1865 eruptions. This is not the summit, as there are trees, but a part of the volcano's flank, below the Valle del Bove. The Museum of Modern Art in New York (Suzanne Winsberg Collection) possesses the left part of this panorama only. Photos with a few unobtrusive light brown traces from one point going in different directions. But mostly clean and well matching with strong contrast and a sharp impression. The board slightly damp stained in the lower left outer margin; a bit soiled, and one corner with a small bump. Otherwise very good.

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      Alta California Book and Job Office, 1863., San Francisco - First edition. 8vo. 9 1/4" x 6 3/4" tan printed wrappers. 27 pp. The inaugural address as provided by the President of the Society at the opening of the new "Pioneer Hall" where he reviewed the past and present state of the Society and its finances. The president then introduced the speaker Eugene Lies, Esquire, who provided information on landed estates and especially those in which the earlier pioneers and natives of California had been interested. Lightly soiled along the edge at the top of the front cover and with light wear to the spine, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems of Wit and Humour. Twelfth edition.

      London:: Edward Moxon, 1863.. Small 8vo. viii, 282 pp. Original full blue crushed morocco, gilt extra, all edges gilt, by Rivière with their binder's stamp at lower left front pastedown. BOUND FOR RUGBY SCHOOL & WITH ADDED RUGBY FORE-EDGE PAINTING. Near fine. WITH A VERTICAL FORE-EDGE PAINTING “FROM RUGBY SCHOOL” FOUND HIDDEN UNDER THE FANNED EDGE OF THIS VOLUME. Painted ca. 1990s. Painted by the same artist who did the scene on the Oliver Cromwell, and the “French Drama.”

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        The Illustrated London News: Number 1211. Vol XLIII. July - December 1863

      1863 - pp.684. Original quarter roan and cloth in very good condition, worth numerous engravings in the text including images of New Zealand, Maori fortified redoubts, images of early Australia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung der schönsten Miniaturen des Mittelalters aus dem 14. und 15. Jahrhunderte der Blüthezeit jener Meister-Miniatoren, deren Werke in den berühmtesten geistlichen und weltlichen Bibliotheken Deutschlands als Unica aufbewahrt und bewundert werden.

      Wien, Ludwig Lott, o. J. (1863). 8°. 70 farb. chromolithogr. Tafeln, lose in silbernem illustr. OUmschlag. Erstausgabe. - Insgesamt dürften 80 Tafeln erschienen sein, wobei die meist fehlenden letzten 10 Tafeln wohl erst später nachgeliefert wurden. Diese Tafeln weisen auch zum Teil einen anderen bzw. keinen Druckvermerk auf und sind tlw. nicht mehr numeriert (die vorliegenden Tafeln tragen den Druckvermerk „Chromo-Typographie & Kunstverlag von Ludwig Lott in Wien“ und sind von 1 bis 70 durchnumeriert). - Umschlag an den Rändern etw. bestoßen u. tlw. mit kl. Knickspuren. Die Tafeln an den Rändern tlw. min. bestoßen, die ersten beiden Tafeln mit min. Fehlstelle an der rechten oberen Ecke. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Reiss, Sammlung der schönsten Miniaturen des Mittelalters aus dem 14. und 15. Jahrhunderte der Blüthezeit jener Meister-Miniatoren, deren Werke in den berühmtesten geistlichen und weltlichen Bibliotheken Deutschlands als Unica aufbewahrt und bewundert werden, Miniaturen, Miniatur, Miniaturmalerei, Buchmalerei, Mittelalter, Handschriften

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        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man with remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1863. Early Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. Thick 8vo: xvi,528pp, with two full-page wood-engraved plates and 58 figures in the text. Original green heavily embossed, pebble-grained cloth, upper cover with two gilt fossil vignettes, spine lettered in gilt, marbled end papers renewed with period examples. Near Fine or better, pages clean and fresh (barring mild foxing of first and final few leaves), binding tight and square (after expert and almost imperceptible restoration). A handsome, collectible copy. Norman 1400. Garrison-Morton 204.1. Freeman (British Natural History Books) 2369. Second Edition. Revised. First published in 1863, Antiquity of Man went through three editions that year, with a fourth and final edition appearing in 1873. Our copy appeared in April, 1863 (two months after the first edition), with alterations, corrections, and a new seven-page appendix. The book dealt with two linked scientific issues that rose to prominence in the preceding decade: the age of the human race and Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Geologists had finally established that "early humans lived alongside the mammoths and other extinct mammals of the glacial period, known by this time by Lyell's name, ‘Pleistocene’ (formerly his ‘Newer’ Pliocene). This locked the human species firmly into earth history, by extending human history far beyond the reach of textual records into a prehistory recorded only in fossil bones and stone artefacts. The bulk of Lyell's book was devoted to a rather derivative account of this research. . . [In addition, after publication of Darwin's Origin of Species] Lyell had to alter his entire perspective on the history of life, finally conceding that successively higher forms of life had been formed in the course of time. He even allowed that the human species was no exception, at least in its physical aspects; but he remained sceptical about the adequacy of Darwin's theory to account for the origin of the mental and moral aspects that were most distinctively human." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Papers Relative to the Mission of Hon. T. Butler King, To Europe

      Milledgeville, Georgia: Confederate Union Power Press, 1863. Second Edition. Wraps. Good +. Stitched wraps. Approx. 9" x 5.5". 16 pages. Text toned. Nevins - "Includes King's reports on his partially successful, 1861-1862 efforts to get European packet lines to Savannah; also contains his widely published letter to Lord John Russell." Contents also include correspondence between Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown. This publication was first issued in 1862. Parrish & Willingham 2791; Nevins II p.221.

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        Tristia, histoire des misères et des fléaux de la chasse de France

      Original, one of the few copies on Holland paper he is no mention Edition. Bound in red half shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with blind fillets, some small signs of rubbing on edges, contemporary binding. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! E. Dentu Paris 1863 12x19cm relié

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        Difesa Nazionale Napoletana

      CAVA Tommaso. Difesa Nazionale Napoletana di Tommaso Cava Capitano dello Stato Maggiore dell'esercito delle Due Sicilie Capo dello Stato Maggiore della piazza di Capua durante l'assedio del 1860. Napoli, 1863. Tre parti in un volume in 8vo; pp.XXVII con la prefazione; 25; 114; 25; 14. Parte prima: Le vertenze dell'autore col Ministro della Rovere. Parte seconda: Difesa militare. Parte terza: Difesa civile. In appendice la vita militare dell'autore. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Raro.

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        Les Ursulines de Quebec, depuis leur établissement jusqu'à nos jours

      Quebec: Des Presses de C. Darveau, 1863-1866. First Edition. TPL 9135. Gagnon I 3635 (incorrectly citing 1864 publication date for Vol. I). Sabin 98171n. 4 Volumes in 3. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 579; 2 p.l., 362, [2]blank, x, [2]blank, [4], [2]blank, 38; 2 p.l., 397, [1]blank, [4], [2]blank; 2 p.l., [397]-741, [1]blank, [2]. with half-titles in Vols. I, III & IV (none required in Vol. II). 2 portraits (incl. frontis.). contemporary gilt-stamped chagrin, all edges gilt (rubbed, last volume upper rear joint cracked & gouge in one compartment of spine)

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        Painted photographic portrait of a wealthy lady in mourning, Adelaide, circa 1864

      Albumen print photograph overpainted in oils, 123 x 116 mm, laid down on its original wood mount; in fine condition; unfortunately the original frame is now lost, the back of which, according to the previous owner, bore the printed label of the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea, 66 & 68 King William Street, Adelaide. The painter (and later photographer) John Hood worked as an artist and retoucher for the London photographic firm of Elliott and Fry before accepting a contract to work as a colourist for the renowned American-born Adelaide photographer, Townsend Duryea. Hood arrived in Adelaide in 1863. The unidentified lady in this superb overpainted portrait was undoubtedly the wife (she wears a wedding ring) of one of Adelaide's prominent citizens of the 1860s. She wears a mourning dress and bonnet with black ribbons, and her facial expression is one of deep melancholy. Her bottle curls and dress suggest a date prior to 1865. It is possible that the sitter, who appears to be in her mid 40s, is in mourning for a daughter: in her left hand she holds a tortoise shell comb, perhaps a memento of her dearly beloved child. The quality of the painting is typical of Hood's work and rivals, for example, the finesse evident in his overpainted Duryea photograph of Sir Thomas Elder held in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia (see MILLER, Steven. Dogs in Australian Art, p 22).

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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: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863-1887.. FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo, eight volumes. Bound in contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, all volumes respined to style at a later point, gilt titles on morocco squares to spine, edges speckled red. Profusely illustrated with maps and plans, some folding. Some occasional mild spotting, textblocks and plates generally very bright and fresh. Binding of all volumes shows some rubbing to corners and extremities, the upper board of volume seven has some abrasion to the paper. A very good set in a pleasingly aged binding.

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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.

      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.

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        Cenni storico-statistici intorno alla nuova salina di S. Felice in Venezia fondata dal cav. Carlo Astruc" - Memoria del dott. Nicolo Erizzo, socio di varie Accademie, intorno al progetto del cav. Carlo Astruc, fondatore della Salina di S. Felice in Venezia, relativo ad alcune nuove fabbriche nazionali da attivarsi nelle periferie delle venete lagune -: Legato con: "FEDERIGO, Federico. Delle antiche e delle nuove saline veneziane: cenni storico-tecnologici Venezia"; Legato con:"TOMASONI, Giovanni. Della Salina di S. Felice nelle lagune di Venezia";

      P. Naratovich e G. Antonelli, Venezia - Società degli annali universali; Milano. 1863 - INSIEME DI OPERE RARISSIMO, a fine volume sono rilegate quattro grandi tavole incise su carta pesante dell’ing. Vincenzo Ferrari e incise da Nolla FINEMENTE ACQUARELLATE A MANO DA MANO ESPERTA con varia e bellissima gamma di colori: Plan general de la concession et situation relative de la saline dans la lagune de Venise: 64x45 cm; Batiments de la saline de Venise: 64x45 cm; Project d’une fabrique d’acide sulfurique de sulfate de soude de soude artificielle et de sel de soude: 74x60 cm; Project d’une fabrique de de savon et d’huile: 64x43 cm. Esse non portano data ma sicuramente sono della medesima epoca delle opere contenute nel volume. La Salina è un’isola (30.730 m ) della Laguna Veneta nord-orientale, posta nei pressi di Lio Piccolo. Fu parte di Ammiana, importante centro nell’Alto Medioevo poi decaduto e scomparso. Nell’899 i frati del monastero di Santo Stefano di Altino, in fuga dagli Ungari, vi fondarono il nuovo convento dei Santi Felice e Fortunato. Verso la metà del XV secolo le mutate condizioni ambientali costrinsero anche gli ultimi monaci rimasti a stabilirsi a Venezia (dove fondarono il chiostro di San Filippo e Giacomo). Nel 1844 l’isola, allora denominata Motta di San Felice, venne scelta come sede di una salina. L’importante impianto fu completato nel 1857 e durante i lavori riemersero le fondazioni dell’antica pieve. Nel 1913 la salina cessò di funzionare e la zona fu abitata da alcune famiglie contadine che si dedicarono all’orticoltura e alla pesca. Di nuovo abbandonata nel secondo dopoguerra, nel 1992 è stata recuperata da privati per svolgervi attività agrituristiche e ittiche. DA VEDERSI. Formato: 4 opere legate in unico volume (23 p.; 93, [1] p.; 46 p.; 23 p.; [4] c. di tav. rip.), 24 cm, mezza pelle coeva con dorso a quattro nervi e titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, timbro privato alla sguardia.

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        Ivorytype portrait of Laura Lilias Scratchley, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Scratchley, Melbourne, January 1863.

      This masterful portrait of the beautiful Laura Lilias Scratchley, sister of Thomas Alexander Browne (the author 'Rolf Boldrewood'), was created when she was 19 years and 4 months old, soon after her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel Scratchley of the Victorian Artillery (later Sir Peter Scratchley, colonial administrator). It is an extremely rare Australian example - the earliest known - of a photographic process that demanded over-painting by an artist of the highest calibre, in order to achieve the effect of a delicate portrait on ivory.  [Melbourne : possibly Frederick Frith], January 17 1863. American ivorytype, full plate size, 215 x 170 mm, overpainted salt-print and backing paper between two sheets of glass (still sealed, perfectly preserved); original papered backing board (now separated) with contemporary inscription 'Lily / Jan. 17. 1863. 19 4/12' and later identifying caption by a descendant of the sitter; original gold-painted moulded plaster and wood frame (separated). Laura Lilias Brown (1843-1917) was the youngest daughter of Sylvester and Elizabeth Brown, and was born on her father's property, Hartlands, at Heidelberg, near Melbourne, in 1843. Her older brother was Thomas Alexander Brown (later Browne), who was to write Robbery under arms under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood. 'Lily' married Peter Scratchley (1835-1885), military engineer, at St. John's Church, Heidelberg, on 13 November 1862. Scratchley had arrived in Melbourne from England in 1860, with the rank of Captain. He was responsible for making recommendations concerning the improvement of defences in Melbourne and Geelong, and was quickly placed in command of the newly-formed colonial unit, the Victorian Artillery, with the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. The portrait of Lily was made in Melbourne on January 17 1863, and her gold wedding ring is deliberately shown by the artist. Scratchley sailed for England with his young Australian bride at the end of 1863. However, the couple would return to Australia in 1878, when Scratchley became Commissioner of Defences for all of the Australasian colonies. Lily became Lady Laura Lilias Scratchley when her husband received his knighthood in June 1885, just prior to his untimely death while serving as Commissioner for the Protectorate of New Guinea. During the 1850s and 1860s, in Europe, North America and also Australia, there was a vogue for overpainted photographic portraits which led to a bewildering number of processes and patents. The many processes that involved the overpainting of a paper print made from a wet collodion negative often had their own variant techniques, and one term could, rather confusingly, describe quite distinct processes. This is the case with the ivorytype. Originally patented by the English photographer Mayall in 1855 to describe his process of overpainting a positive image on natural or imitation ivory, the term was also used later in the same year by the American photographer Wenderoth in his patented 'American ivorytype'. In this process, a paper salt-print is affixed to a glass sheet and overpainted using dense colouring. Another glass sheet is then coated with melted wax and the painted salt-print is pressed onto and smoothed against its clear waxed surface. When held to the light the resultant image is translucent. A variant technique involves the use of a second sheet of light-coloured backing paper (as in the present example), or a second, uncoloured, paper print, to create a luminous, three-dimensional effect. The earliest Australian advertisement mentioning ivorytypes we can locate is from April 1863 (E. de Balk at Turner's Portrait Gallery in Geelong). In November 1863 Thomas Glaister in Sydney advertised 'IVORYTYPES. Those beautiful pictures, which, for softness of colouring and brilliancy of detail have been hitherto unequalled, are now being produced, for the first time in Australia, at this favourite gallery.' The portrait of Lily pre-dates these advertisements by a clear margin. However, the ivorytype process was already familiar to some Melbourne photographers. In mid 1862, when the entrepreneurial American photographer Charles Wilson attempted to obtain a patent in Victoria for the sennotype, a process he falsely claimed to have "invented", he was successfully challenged by Batchelder & O'Neill, William Perry and Frederick Frith, on the grounds that the sennotype was merely another name for ivorytype - ideed it was, the process being virtually identical to the American ivorytype. None of the charlatan Wilson's sennotypes has been identified; but examples by Hobart photographer Alfred Bock, to whom, along with Townsend Duryea (Adelaide), he sold the "rights" to his process, are known. In Melbourne's The Age, on 18 August 1862, a notice appeared advertising sennotypes by artist-photographer Frederick Frith. Frith had recently arrived in Melbourne from Hobart Town (where his brother Henry was also a professional photographer), and had worked briefly with Wilson before opening his own studio. He was highly skilled in the art of overpainting photographs, having used various techniques since 1855. Wilson publicly stated that Frith had 'never obtained any of my chemical secrets, and the pictures which he and his brother [Henry] ... palm off on the public are not true sennotypes, but base imitations'. Contrary to Wilson's slur, Frederick Frith was unquestionably one of very few artists in Melbourne in January 1863 capable of producing this portrait of Lily. We can only speculate as to whether the artist would have referred to it as an ivorytype or sennotype. There appear to be no other photographic portraits of Lily in public collections The portrait of 'Lady Scratchley' by Debenham of London held by the National Library of Australia (#PIC/7322) is incorrectly identified as 'Laura Browne, sister of Rolf Boldrewood'. It is in fact a portrait of one of her two daughters, taken around 1890.

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        Two letters from a female Confederate sympathizer in Pennsylvania to her aunt in New York City

      Greenwood, [Pennsylvania] 1863 - Two letters (one with 6-pages and one with 4-pages) measure approximately 4.5" x 6.5". Their envelopes are postmarked at Brookeville, Maryland; one is franked with a 3-cent Washington stamp (Scott #65), and the stamp is missing from the other. The letters and envelopes are in nice shape. These letters contain exceptional content from a female Confederate sympathizer regarding the New York City draft riots and General Lee's campaign through Maryland and Pennsylvania that culminated with his army's defeat at Gettysburg. Some of the content includes: "There are no cars now running to Hood Hills. The Confederates have possession of Frederick [Maryland] and have burned one of the railroad bridges, consequently the cars advance no farther than Ellicotts Mills. . . . I was [on] the last train that came as far as our station, we are not entirely cut off from Balto. . . . The excitement in the city was intense, streets barricaded withLogheads of tobacco, flour barrels, etc. anticipating a cavalry raid. Have not the Confeds behaved as true Southerners in Pennsylvania! The contrast is so great between their conduct and that of the federals on Virginia soil. Gen. Lee is near Leesburg threatening Hooker and 'tis said, determined to take Washington. On Sunday there was an incessant roar of cannon. . . . There must have been a severe battle though the papers spoke of it as mere artillery skirmishing, a true sign the Federals gained no advantage. As we sat upon the portico listening to the dreaded sound, I sadly thought of the many poor fellows lying in agony. . . . We anticipate with foreboding . . . the appearance of either army here. . . . A letter just received from Ester . . . the excitement is intense. Madison St. barricaded up to Aunt Glenn's door. The city being rapidly fortified. . . . We are at a loss to know where is a place of safety. The papers think Lee intends marching on Pittsburgh. . . . Through the papers we have terrible accounts of the scenes enacted in your midst this week. . . . Some of these horrors must have been perpetuated almost before your door but we trust none of you have been in anyway injured. Ma desires me to say that while such excitement prevails in [New York City] you and your family had much better pay us a visit. . . . I do not wonder many poor fellows object to the draft, but tis sad to read of the fiendish delight with which vengeance has been wreaked on many innocent. . . . I hope Mr. Gabriel Disosway will not be molested. I see the rioters have undisputed sway on Staten Island. . . . A wagon train gathering up all the Confederates left in their raid through our country, broken down horses and mules, old wagons, harness, etc. passed us on Wednesday. Halted a while before our gates, old contraband drivers, who in loud tones with terrible oaths expressed their detestation of their former mode of life to our servants, had no respect for the white officers with them and seemed to be on perfect equality. How it made my blood boil! The change of position of the armies will I suppose rid us again from such annoyance. . . . I saw in a Baltimore paper the marriage of Lieut. Clem Disosway to Miss MaryLyber. . . but think during such a fearful times Miss Mattie's could not have been a joyous wedding. . . ." Of course, the armies did not again change position as after Gettysburg as General Lee's forces never marched north again. No doubt, Miss Rebecca was even more distressed when she later learned that Lieutenant Clem Disosway, had been murdered at Fort Magruder, Virginia by a private (perhaps a draftee) who was serving with him in the First New York Mounted Rifles. An exceptionally scarce pair of letters. As of 2017, no similar correspondence from a female Confederate sympathizer living in the North is recorded in OCLC, the Rare Book Hub, ABPC, or for sale in the trade.

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