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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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        Notes of a cruise in the H.M.S. "Fawn" in the western Pacific in the year 1862.

      Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1863 - First edition, 8vo, pp. ix, [3], 268; folding map and 20 illustrations, including 9 tinted lithographs; spine ends a bit chipped, slight rubbing, but generally a good copy in original brown cloth gilt. Sidney, Australia and return, via Aukland, Samoa, Feegee, New Caledonia, and Norfolk, with a whole chapter at the end (and one stunning lithograph plate) on the Pitcairn Islanders. Ferguson 10528. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wasserfall bei Locarno. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand. Kopie des Ölgemäldes nach Schütz 1863 gemalt..

      Bildmaß: 26 x 36 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). in alter aufwendiger Prunkrahmung ( Rahmenmaß: 40 x 49 cm ). Das Bild ist verso bezeichnet und datiert: *Wasserfall bei Locarno. Copie nach Schütz von Franziska Sattler, geb. Schwarzenberg, 1863*. Das Bild mit stärkerem Craquele sowie zum rechten Außenrand hin mit kleiner Farbabplatzung ( wohl durch einen ehemals enger gefassten Rahmen - retuschierbar ). Das Bild sollte gereinigt werden, ansonsten guter Zustand. Der aufwendige Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Lagerort Richey )

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        Wasserfall bei Locarno. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand. Kopie des Ölgemäldes nach Schütz – 1863 gemalt..

       Bildmaß: 26 x 36 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). in alter aufwendiger Prunkrahmung ( Rahmenmaß: 40 x 49 cm ). Das Bild ist verso bezeichnet und datiert: *Wasserfall bei Locarno. Copie nach Schütz von Franziska Sattler, geb. Schwarzenberg, 1863*. Das Bild mit stärkerem Craquele sowie zum rechten Außenrand hin mit kleiner Farbabplatzung ( wohl durch einen ehemals enger gefassten Rahmen - retuschierbar ). Das Bild sollte gereinigt werden, ansonsten guter Zustand. Der aufwendige Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Lagerort Richey ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Schütz, Wasserfall, Maggia, Locarno, Gemälde, Ölgemälde, Google, Schwarzenberg, Romantik, Romantiker, Ponte Brolla

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        DISCORSI PARLAMENTARI DEL CONTE CAMILLO DI CAVOUR: RACCOLTI E PUBBLICATI PER ORDINE DELLA CAMERA DEI DEPUTATI.

      (Politica Risorgimento) CAVOUR CAMILLO (Conte di). DISCORSI PARLAMENTARI DEL CONTE CAMILLODI CAVOUR: RACCOLTI E PUBBLICATI PER ORDINE DELLA CAMERA DEI DEPUTATI. Torino, Per gli Eredi Botta Tip. della Camera deiDeputati, 1863-1872. In 8 (cm 17,5x26,3), legatura coeva in mezza pelle. 11volumi di pp. 522 con ritratto inciso allantiporta, 513, 459, 403, 392,517, 678, 513, 558, 655, 468. Opera completa. Buona generaleconservazione eccetto segni dumidit† al piatto posteriore dellultimo volume,qualche danno alla parte inferiore bianca alle ultime pagine del primo volume equalche altra modesta traccia dusura. (Rif.C7752-565/62)

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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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        ENSAYO DE UNA BIBLIOTECA ESPAÑOLA DE LIBROS RAROS Y CURIOSOS. Obra premiada por la Biblioteca Nacional.

      M. Rivadeneyra 1863-89, Madrid - 4 vols. 4ºM. XIp, 1h, 1404 columnas, algo de óx = VIIp, 1104 colums., 179p = Xp, 1h, 1280 colums. = 4h, 1572 colums. Hojas algo tostadas. Plena piel, lomos con nervios, tejuelos y dorados. - Palau 97065 'Mucho y bueno debe la Bibliografía española a Gallardo. trabajó en la Bibl. Colombina de Sevilla y en las más famosas de Andalucía y Madrid. el haber descrito por 1ª vez gran número de impresos y manuscritos. le inmortaliza.'.

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

      London:: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.. 2 volumes. Small 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1]; [vi], 295, [1] pp. Half-titles, folding map of “The West Coast of Africa”; some edge tears. Original publisher's dark maroon blind-stamped cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles, author cited as “R.F. Burton F.R.G.S.” on spine. Bookplates of George Merryweather. Near fine. First edition; second issue binding [with Burton's name on the spine]. The first issue binding does include the author's name on the spine. “This may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical Society, for Burton was at odds with the organization's leadership at the time over the matter of the Nile's sources. The acerbic dedication was ‘to the true friends of Africa- not the ‘Philanthropist' or ‘Exeter Hall'.” – Casada. ¶ “Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his commission in the Bombay army, but he was struck from the list, thereby losing not only his half pay but also any prospect of a pension or sale of his commission, an action about which he always complained bitterly. Burton did not permit Isabel to accompany him to Fernando Po, which he described as ‘the very abomination of desolation'. He slipped away from the post at every opportunity for excursions on the African mainland or to meet Isabel in the Canaries or England. Although he loathed Fernando Po, he worked continuously at his writing with Wanderings in West Africa and Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains both appearing in 1863.” - DNB. ¶ Casada 70; Penzer pp. 71-72.

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        The Woman In White

      RARE. Used. Very Good Condition.By Wilkie Collins. Harper & Brothers First American Edition, Copyright 1860, 1863 Printing Thus. Blue blindstamped boards. 260 Pages plus adverts. A nice copy. Illustrated by John Mc Lenan.

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS Complete in Six Volumes

      Groombridge and Sons, 1863 - 1864. 1st edn. 6 vols. Tall 8vo. Original blind stamped gilt decorated green cloth (some light wear at edges of spines, otherwise a bright VG set) Pp. iv + 364 [&] iv +360 [&] iv + 390 [&] iv + 330 [&] iv + 315 [&] iv +290, illus throughout with hand-coloured plates with tissue-guards (some light spotting on prelims, no inscriptions).

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        [Husaren mit Pferden].

      Orig.-Federzeichnung. 14 x 10 cm. (Blattgr.). C. Jahn, Das Werk von J. A. Klein, Mchn. 1863, N64 - Vermutlich eine Vorarbeit für die Radierung mit Aquatinta "Der Husar mit den beiden HandpferdenJohann Adam Klein (Nürnberg 1792-1875 München), Schüler v. Ch. v. Bemmel, Ambr. Gabler, G. Ph. Zwinger, studierte an der Akademie d. bild. Künste in Wien. Zu seinen Freunden zählten Füger, G. Mansfeld, Molitor, Bartsch u. a. Vgl. "Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. katalog 1976."

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

      Greenwood, [Pennsylvania], 1863. Unbound. Very good. 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. 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 its 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 to 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 with Logheads 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 Mary Lyber. . . 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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        Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865

      San Francisco, CA. Very Good+. 0. Hardcover. This is a full morocco leather photographic album with raised and tooled decorations and porcelain beads on the front and rear covers and raised and tooled decorations on the spine. This book also includes two brass clasps with decorations and porcelain beads. The binding, the clasps and the interior hinges on this book are all in Very Good or better condition. It's unusual for the clasps, with their raised decorations to be in such nice clean, intact condition. This is an early version of the "Hinged Back" photographic album patented by Altemus & Co. in 1863. "By 1864 Altemus was touting its special photographic album design. "It having the advantage of laying open perfectly flat..." Altemus had the patent for the "hinged back" design. As described by Altemus--" each leaf is attached to a small rod covered with morocco forming a separate hinge of its own, admitting the book to be opened to its full extent without danger of the slightest injury". " The album contains 42 carte de visite photographs from Sacramento, CA and San Francisco, CA . Some of the photos have notations discreetly in the lower margins. Several of the cards have been notated on the reverse - two are of particular interest : Joseph Levison and Mrs. J. Levison. There is a Joseph Levison naturalized 1866 in Northern California and this name also appears in regards to CA historical Landmark 654 : the first Jewish Synagogue owned by a congregation on the Pacific Coast. Joseph Levison was one of the officers of B'nai Israel who purchased the edifice. Both husband and wife were recorded in California's social register in San Francisco from the 1870s through the 1830s. .

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        The Scottish Freemasons` magazine, for the year 1863 (bis 1865)

      Edinburgh, Finlay 1863 - 1865.. Jgg. 1 - 3 in 1 Band. 2 Bll., 214 S.; IV, 220 S.; 2 Bll., 216 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. 28 x 22 cm. Watkins/Mórris, International Masonic periodicals 291. - Gelenke tls. etwas angerissen, insgesamt aber sehr gutes Exemplar! - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Die Bauhütte. Zeitung für Freimaurer.

      Leipzig, Findel 1863 - 1883.. Konvolut von 7 Jahrgängen. Dekorative grüne HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. 32 x 24,5 cm. Vorhanden: Jgg. 1863, 1864, 1874, 1878, 1879, 1882 und 1883. - Unbeschnitten. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Husaren mit Pferden].

      - Orig.-Federzeichnung. 14 x 10 cm. (Blattgr.). C. Jahn, Das Werk von J. A. Klein, Mchn. 1863, N64 - Vermutlich eine Vorarbeit für die Radierung mit Aquatinta "Der Husar mit den beiden HandpferdenJohann Adam Klein (Nürnberg 1792-1875 München), Schüler v. Ch. v. Bemmel, Ambr. Gabler, G. Ph. Zwinger, studierte an der Akademie d. bild. Künste in Wien. Zu seinen Freunden zählten Füger, G. Mansfeld, Molitor, Bartsch u. a. Vgl. "Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. katalog 1976." Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Le capitaine Fracasse EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1863. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1863, 12x18cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First edition, rare and sought-after (Clouzot), especially in a contemporary binding Strictly contemporary half brown shagreen, spine in five compartments heightened with gilt fillets and double gilt compartments A fine copy in particularly desirable condition. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare et recherchée, selon Clouzot, surtout en reliure d'époque Reliures en demi chagrin brun, dos à quatre nerfs rehaussés de filets dorés, ornés de doubles caissons dorés, reliures strictement de l'époque. Très bel exemplaire dans une condition particulièrement désirable.

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        "An Fräulein Wolter". Eigenh. Gedichtmanuskript. O. O., 19. II. 1863.

      1863. 1 S. 4to. Widmungsgedicht für die gefeierte Schauspielerin, die seit 1862 dem Wiener Hofburgtheater angehörte: "Dem Dichter Heil! Dem Du die Stimme leihst, | Denn Du verkörperst seine Trauergebilde; | Nicht herrlicher schmückt sie sein eig'ner Geist | Mit Hoheit, Glut, u. jungfräulicher Milde [...]".

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        Svenska Jägarförbundets Nya Tidskrift 1863-1917.

      Illustrationer i texten samt planscher. 1863-1875 i samtida nött halvskinnband med marmorerade. 1876-1917 i halvklotband med marmorerade snitt. Banden uniforma i respektive svit med snarlik gulddekor på ryggarna. Ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek med hans exlibris i årg. 1863-74 samt hans namnteckning i årg. 1863. 22 x 14 cm. 55 vol. De tidigare årgångarna innehåller färglitografier av Bröderna von Wright. Från och med årgång 46, 1908, är titeln Svenska jägarförbundets tidskrift. Mer utkom.

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        Nature-Printed British Ferns.Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury.

      Bradbury and Evans London. 1863. - 2 volumes Roy8vo (6.5 x 10in.) original red blind-stamped and gilt cloth, broken and defective, some sections loose. 2 engraved and nature-printed titles, 122 Nature-Printed coloured plates of ferns. Marginal foxing to a few plates as usual with this work, couple of plates lightly waterstained, a few plates roughly stitched back into the book - images still good - overall the plates are not nearly as bad as it sounds! Nissen BBI 1401. The works by Bradbury "constitute the crowning achievement of nature printing.it is unlikely that the process.will ever again be put to serious scientific use." (Blunt p.142.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Oeffentliche Schulen und Erziehungsanstalten. Nebst einigen Zusätzen zu den Grundsätzen der Erziehung und des Unterrichts für die Besitzer der ersten und zweyten Ausgabe. Halle, the author, Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1799. 8vo. With engraved vignette on title-page. Contemporary boards.

      Lex. der Pädagogik III, 220; cf. Cat. Van Rijn 16; Kat. Sted. Schoolmuz. Antwerpen, p. 10 (abridged Dutch ed. of 1863). First edition of a German plan of education, with the additions for the second and third editions of Grundsätzen der Erziehung und des Unterrichts bound in at the end and the extra title-page for these additions facing the main title-page. The book proposes an overall plan and program for the organisation of public schools in Prussia and in the whole of Germany; not only for general education in primary schools and for professional education in agrarian, technical, industrial, commercial and art schools, in schools for girls, etc., but also for education in military academies, universities and for special education in orphanages, schools for the blind, deaf-mute children, etc. A classic in its field. In good condition, with the large armorial bookplate of the library of the House of Sachsen-Eisenach.

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        ONNA DAIGAKU TAKARA BAKO: GREAT TREASURY OF LEARNING FOR WOMEN. Together with:

      [Edo 1863, Naniwa]. Blue covers, stitched, very good, 117 double page b.w. woodcut plates, complete in one volume, Japanese text, hand printed on Washi paper, 18 x 25.5 cm., together with the English translation of London 1914. SCARCE An historically important work on women and women's rights in Japan from the 17th century. Documenting the life, habits, learning and essentials for female social life norms as based on traditional rules. * Each page consists of some form of important lesson & learn- ing for women and girls. Also, by using the Hyakunin Isshu as an example, the text explains the proper attitude and conduct for the women of contemporary Japan. * Beautifully printed on hand-made Washi paper and woodcut illustrated and printed by hand. With one or two illustrat- ions on each page. Handsome illustrated text renders this a valuable original and grand record of women's classic learning. * The Tale of Genji [ie: Genji Monogatari] is also illustrated and cited as examples of proper feminine conduct. The author was the celebrated Kaibara [1630-1714] who was a respected & famous moralist and philosopher. In this work, he extols the Confucian virtues and precepts as they apply to women together with other admonitions of the Samurai class. Women along with men were expected to follow Bushido [The Way of the Samurai] in their conduct, which prescribed ritual Seppuku [aka Harakiri or self-embowelment] for breaches of socially accepted norms of conduct. * This work was the most popular of all his many books and was for two centuries considered an essential part of any bride's trousseau. * INCLUDED WITH THIS JAPANESE WORK, IS THE BELOW REFERENCE IN ENGLISH: See Takaishi below. This reference is the first and only Western language translation of ONNA DAIGAKU and the first of its kind to be done in English. The London 1914 edition of the English translation of ONNA DAIGAKU, with title page reading: WOMEN AND WISDOM OF JAPAN. This keen insight covers the following chapter headings, now translated into English for the first time: [cover has small stain else clean]: - GIRL'S INSTRUCTION DEMARKATION BETWEEN THE SEXES "SEVEN REASONS FOR DIVORCE" THE WIFE'S MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES TREATMENT OF SERVANTS THE INFIRMITIES OF WOMAN -Appendices: A. THE JAPANESE REVOLUTION B. THE LEGAL CONDITIONS FOR A DIVORCE. * A wonderful example of girl's learning for the 17-18th centuries. Profusely illustrated, nicely done Japanese text. * ABOUT KAIBARA: Kaibara Ekken or Ekiken, also known as Atsunobu, [1630-1714] was a Japanese Neo-Confucianist philosopher and botanist during the Edo Period of the 16th century of Japan. * Ekken was destined to introduce two great innovations towards the Tokugawa shogunate. One of such was the systematic study of nature based on Neo-Confucianism, which was the beginning of the empirical science in Japan. Ekken's second innovation was to translate the abstruse and forbidding philosophy of Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism into the language of the ordinary Japanese. * Ekken's science was confined to Biology and focused on the "natural law". Ekken became as famous in Japan as people such as Charles Darwin when it came to Science. Ekken was known for his manuals of behavior, such as changing his Confucian ethical system based on the teachings of Chu Hsi into an easy "self-help" manuals, such as Precepts for Children and Greater Learning for Women. The textbook of Neo-Confucianism was then known as The Great Learning. Ekken's main goal in life was to make sure that that book was known throughout Japan. This project more than any other accomplishment incorporated Neo-Confucianism into the very fiber of Japanese culture * REFERENCES: * Carmen Blacker: THE JAPANESE ENLIGHTENMENT: A Study of the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi pp. 11, 79-84. * Shingoro Takaishi : WOMEN AND WISDOM OF JAPAN. This small but excellent resource offers an English translation of title with commentaries about Kaibara Ekiken. Based on Prof. Basil Hall Chamberlain's English translation. * Basil H. Chamberlain: THINGS JAPANESE. See his translation of this title here. * * .

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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND PAPERS OF JOHN FREDERICK PIERSON, PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE MUTINY OF THE 1st NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR]

      [Various places, 1863. Over 145 items, comprised of letters, documents, and later pamphlets. Primarily quarto sheets. Old fold lines, some light wear and soiling scattered throughout. Generally very good. Contained in two binders. The extensive archive of Union colonel John Frederick Pierson, consisting of over 145 items, mostly relating to the arguments and disagreements among the officers of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. Pierson served as an officer from when the regiment was mustered in June 1861, serving as colonel until he was shot through the chest at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Before that, he quarreled with other regimental officers, which resulted in arrests and courts-martial. Many of these documents deal with the ongoing and disruptive fights between the officers. John Frederick Pierson (1839-1932), the son of a New York steel merchant, was privately educated in New York City. He joined the New York National Guard in 1857 (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), but once the Civil War broke out he was attached to the 1st New York Infantry, Co. "H" as a lieutenant. He quickly climbed up the ranks, becoming a captain in May 1861, major in July 1861, lieutenant colonel in September 1861, colonel in October 1862, and breveted a brigadier general on March 13, 1865, as part of the general brevet promotion that occurred that day. He was wounded twice, once at the Battle of Glendale and once more seriously on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he was shot through the chest or shoulder. The 1st New York mustered out in June, and Pierson joined the New York 37th on his recovery. He was captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia on Oct. 14, 1863 and taken as a prisoner of war to Libby Prison in Richmond until exchanged. After the war he joined his family's business, the Ramapo Iron Works. The 1st New York mustered into the Army of the Potomac for two years in May 1861, the first U.S. regiment to enroll for that length of time. They were first assigned to Fort Monroe, Virginia, then ordered to Big Bethel. From there they went to Newport News. The regiment was active in several battles, including Big Bethel, Glendale, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorsville. Many of the earliest documents in this archive regard the New York National Guard (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), to which Pierson belonged. One such document is an 1861 roll of the members of the 7th New York, Co. "K," which includes Pierson, and a list of Co. "K" members killed and wounded during the Civil War. After Pierson joined the New York 1st Infantry, Co. "H" on June 27, 1861, he became involved in "the Recruiting business" for the regiment, even using family members, such as his brother Charley, to help. Several letters are included from J. Frederick to Charley, one pleading: "You must help me....Can I get any men there?" Documents from this period also include invoices of purchases for military equipment, including military weapons; promotions; and more. Also included are various general orders listing the promotions of Pierson; lists of "the Officers Mess of Company H" (June 14, 1861, four days after participating in the Battle of Big Bethel); a military appointment of Pierson to captain in the 1st New York signed by New York governor Edwin D. Morgan (May 27, 1861); a military appointment of Pierson to major signed by Gov. Morgan (July 29, 1861), with a document signed by Adj. Gen. J. Meredith Reed, Jr. Trouble began to surface for the 1st New York in early 1862 as the regiment joined the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia. In a letter from Col. Garrett Dyckman at Newport News, Virginia, Pierson finds out that many of the men under Dyckman were hostile to them: "I occasionally receive a hint that the clique business is still flourishing in the Regt but it does not show itself to me. It appears as if Cl. Co. Bj. & Sil. cannot come to an understanding in what manner they shall remove those above them or who shall fill the vacancies if removed therefore each appears to work on his own hook. The officers in the Regt who are against both of us are (I may as well write their names) Clancy, Coles, Yeamans (Silva against me), Bjorg, (Shaw against you) Hamilton (against you) Campbell (against me) Melville (against me) Hyde, & Carpenter, those not mentioned are either friends, or men of well balanced minds, who would think cliquing too contemptible a business for them to enter into." Earlier in January 1862, Berry sent a letter to Major Henry W. Breevort (a fair copy is included) suggesting the regiment was dysfunctional and thus should be disbanded: "I have to say that the three field officers of this Regt. are very unfriendly to each other, and since its connection with the Brigade, they have done all they could to render each others places uncomfortable. This fight has of course descended to the line Officers sending one way and many another, and so to the Rank and file, until it came to pass that there was no discipline in the Regiment. I do not mean to say that there are no good Officers, for there are quite a number of good and deserving ones but from the quarrel existing between the field Officers, and from the trouble occasioned by some disorderly officers of Line the Regiment has suffered extremely....Lieut. Col. Pierson is in arrest. Major Jas. Clancy is in arrest also. [Berry then lists the names of eight other officers who have been arrested in connection with the crippling quarrel.] I would recommend that the recommendations of General Birney, General of Division, to break up the Regt. and place the members with the 37th N.Y.V. be carried out or that the whole lot of the officers now under arrest be got rid of." Matters got worse when Major James T. Clancy was placed under arrest on July 17, 1862. Two other officers were dismissed in a directive from President Lincoln and carried out by Special Orders No. 179 (included here) issued by the War Department on Aug. 2, 1862. Then in a letter to War Secretary Edwin Stanton (a fair copy is included), Pierson reports the strange desertion of Col. Garrett Dyckman when ordered to the front lines: "At Yorktown he left the Regiment, and has not reported since." Several others also deserted. In this letter Pierson asks Stanton to dismiss all of them from the army because they "have proved themselves to be worthless officers, if not cowards" (Aug. 24, 1862). Included in this archive are holograph statements dated Sept. 8 and 10, 1862 from two of the accused, Capt. William Coles and Major James Clancy. In their statements they explained their absences from the regiment (Coles cited "Cholic" and Clancy blamed his "horse being lame from a wound"). According to another document Cole was found guilty of being absent without leave and neglect of duty; his punishment was the suspension of rank and pay for one month, along with a public reprimand in general orders. Clancy, who was removed from his appointment, was reinstated later in September (those documents are also included here). Pierson has endorsed each statement by Cole and Clancy with an endorsement arguing that both had intentionally deserted. In a significant letter dated Sept. 15, 1862 to Brig. Gen. David Birney from Annapolis, Maryland, Pierson explains the unfortunate affair. Two copies of this letter are included, one being Pierson's retained copy. After the military trials of Cole and Clancy, Pierson writes his father on Oct. 10, 1862: "I am making a big fight here now, and go around full of impudence and bowie knives....The men are enthusiastic over my return." Likely, Pierson felt better about his prospects because the day before he received his commission as colonel of the 1st New York (signed by Gov. Morgan and included here). In another letter to his father dated Dec. 27, 1862, Pierson reports on the day that Clancy returned to his position in the regiment: "Upon his arrival, I demanded 'What are you doing here sir?' 'I am here by order of the Secy. Of War.' Permit me to see the order Sir? He gave it to me and I quietly whistled Yankee Doodle and unhesitatingly endorsed it thus 'The position previously occupied by Mr. Clancy was regularly filled before the date of this order, and he cannot therefore be restored....' I handed it to him and said 'You will of course leave this camp Sir.'...Mr Clancy backed out....If he prefers to contest the point he can give me much trouble." On Dec. 29, 1862, Gen. Hiram G. Berry, commander of the division, praised Pierson for improving the regiment: "In justice to your endeavors to make the Regm't under your command one of the best in this Division, I beg leave to say that you may have positive proof of the value set upon these exertions. That, since your promotion to your present position your Regiment has improved beyond my expectations, although I knew of your previous worth as an officer. When the First New York joined my Brigade at Fair Oaks, its discipline was very poor. The habits of many of its Officers were such as to demoralize....I am happy to say that through your exertions many worthless officers have been got rid of." Three fair copies of this letter are included. By then, however, a serious quarrel had broken out between Pierson and Clancy. Letters of accusation between the two are included. Pierson's impudence became obvious to his own commanding officer, Brig. Gen. David B. Birney, who got involved, writing a letter from the 1st Division headquarters on June 13, 1863, which reads in full: "The conduct of Colonel Pierson has been very insubordinate and I am told by Gen'l [Hiram G.] Berry has tended greatly to relax discipline in his Brigade. I am confident his release from arrest is because of...statements made to the Sec'y of War by the influential friends of Col. Pierson. I would urge that no decision be made before Major Clancy and Gen'l Berry both are heard." Pierson himself had been placed under arrest the very next day, in October 1863. To his utter embarrassment and chagrin, he "was taken by the Enemy and subsequently thrown into a Richmond Prison. While the disgraceful fact that I was captured while under arrest at the rear of the Army was published in the Papers. As my conscience Sir, and my memory both acquit me of ever having neglected my duty or committed any Military Offence." Many more letters and documents concerning this affair are included. This archive contains many other letters (many of which are fair copies) and documents signed by numerous Union officers, such as requests for leaves of absence; various directives, many issued by Pierson; general orders; "orders for the government of the Police Guard" (Aug. 10, 1861); invoices, such as one from the Depot of Army Clothing and Equipage (April 10, 1862); a list of members of the "First Regmt. Inf. N.Y.U.S.V." killed and wounded in the Civil War; letters of promotion recommendations; a document certifying that Col. Pierson "has been exchanged as a prisoner of war....He will join his Regiment without delay," signed by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adj. Gen., Oct. 5, 1862; and more. Several post-Civil War items are also included: THE UNION CLUB (1867) containing the constitution, rules, and list of members and officers of the exclusive New York City social club (Pierson is listed as a member); THE SEVENTH REGIMENT GAZETTE (January 1933), with an obituary of Pierson; THE NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARDSMAN (June 1933); and the fiftieth anniversary edition of THE SEVENTH REGIMENT GAZETTE (August 1933) with an article on Pierson. A considerable archive, worthy of further research.

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        THE DOLDENHORN AND WEISSE FRAU, Ascended for the First Time

      Coblenz, Karl Baedeker, 1863.. FIRST EDITION 1863 with BOOK-PLATE OF HERMANN WOOLEY, (see below for details about Wooley). Slim 8vo, approximately 250 x 170 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, 13 plates of which there are 11 colour lithographs, 1 double page, 2 black and white full page woodcuts, 2 woodcuts in the text and a folding colour lithograph map, 82 pages plus contents page, bound in plain dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red speckled edges. Cloth faded, slight wear to head and tail of spine, 6 pages have very small stain to tip of lower corners, some pale offsetting to text from plates, pale age browning and light foxing to endpapers, half-title and title page, contents leaf has small light stain, otherwise a very good copy. See Jill Neate, Mountaineering Literature, revised edition 1986, page 137, R77. Neate makes a mistake in calling for 13 colour plates instead of 13 plates. This finely illustrated book includes accounts of earlier attempts. HERMANN WOOLEY, was a President of the Alpine Club from 1908-11 and made the first ascent with John Norman Collie of Mount Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [Original watercolour sketches of French landscapes]

      [France], no place, no publisher, ca. 1863-1890. 13 oblong sheets (22.3 x 29.2 cm), all with fine watercolour paintings, either full-sized, or smaller, in a drawn rectangular frame. And one drawing on slightly smaller paper, more sketchy, in pencil.l Count Roger de Bouillé (1819-1906) was a French mountaineer (one would say "pyreneeist" rather than alpinist, as he climbed solely in the Pyrenees mountains), but also a draftsman, illustrator, watercolourist and author, under the pseudonym "JAM", of several books on his ascents and explorations. In 1865, he settled in the town of Pau and from there he explored the western Pyrenees. In his works he described not only the itineraries, mountains, and landscapes, but also the local flora, fauna, and history. The present suite, however, consists mostly of drawings made during a voyage to the French-Mediterranean coast (Côte d'Azur), in 1890. One is dated much earlier. Present are: 1. "Valentin / 28 juillet 1863" [waterfall]; 2. "Ruines de l'amphitéatre de Cimie's / Nice (14 septembre 1890)" [ruins]; 3. "Jaorge / 5 aout 1890" [view of a distant mountain village]; 4. "16 sept. 90 St. Sylvestre / Nice" [view of the area]; 5. "Route de Levens / 5 sept. 1890" [mountain road along river]; 6. "Frontiere Italienne" [landscape]; 7. "Campement du 161me au sommet du chateau / Nice 20 sept. 1890" [town view, horizontal, with soldiers]; 8. no caption [mountain view; the artist and his party (?) situated in the fore ground]; 9. no caption [unidentified fortress in mountainous surroundings, a person sitting in front]; 10. no caption [mountain scene, not completed]; 11. "Apres les Arcs 10", "Gonfaron 11", [no caption] "12", "Lion de Terre et Lion de Mer 13" [Four framed views, numbered 10-13]; 12. "Rognac" [view in drawn frame]; 13. "Berre" [view in drawn frame]; 14. [no caption, pencil sketch on slightly smaller paper, probably depicting Roman ruins near Nice]. All rich and lovely views, well-painted. All 14 leaves in a very good condition; no trace of foxing or discolouring. Left side a bit irregular, as the leaves were removed from a sketchbook, the illustrations bright and clean.

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        Die krankhaften Geschwülste

      Berlin: Hirschwald, 1863-67. In the Extremely Rare Original WrappersVirchow, Rudolf (1821-1902). Die krankhaften Geschwülste. 3 vols. in 4 [all published]. Erster Band: xii, 543, [1]pp. plus 33-page publisher's catalogue; 1 plate. II. Band, 1. Hälfte: [2], 288pp. II. Band, 2. Hälfte: x, 289-756pp. III. Band, 1. Hälfte: [2], 496pp.; 1 plate. Text illustrations. Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1863-67. 245 x 170 mm. (uncut and partially unopened). Original printed wrappers, minor wear and chipping, spine of last volume partly split; preserved in cloth slipcase with chemises. Minor dampstaining, uncut edges a little frayed, a few signatures loose, pp. 106-7 in Vol. I with some offsetting from laid-in sheet of manuscript notes (see below). Very good set. From the library of Dutch surgeons Jan van der Hoeven (1834-1900) and his son Jan (1863-1941), with their signatures, dated 1863 and 1900 respectively, on the front wrapper of Vol. I; van der Hoeven bookplate in last volume; densely written sheet of manuscript notes in the hand of the first van der Hoeven laid in.First Edition, in the extremely rare original wrappers, of Virchow's highly influential work on morbid tumors-his "most ambitious literary undertaking" (Ackerknecht, Rudolph Virchow). "Tumors were perhaps Virchow's greatest interest, and in 1863 he began publication of what was to be a comprehensive treatise on the subject. It was never completed, for Virchow stopped when he reached the point where carcinoma was to be discussed, probably because of the vigorous attack which Remak and others were making on his conception of the histogenesis of epithelioma. Nevertheless this work remains one of the great source-books on cancer" (Haagensen, An Exhibit of Important Books Illustrating the Evolution of the Knowledge of Cancer, p. 80)."[Virchow's] works in the field of oncology have been of the most far-reaching importance. Although he himself did not deal with cancer in his famous work 'The morbid tumors,' which was left incomplete, we can nevertheless find in it his general opinions of tumors. . . . [H]e designated as homologous tumors the type whose tissue elements are those which form in places that normally contain the same kind of tissue; the heterologous tumors are those which form in a place where the typical tissue elements of the tumors normally do not occur. Thus, 'deviation from the type of the mother tissue' represented to Virchow the characteristic feature of malignant neoplasm. Virchow presented this anatomical and histological characteristic as the principal criterion for the classification of tumors. . . ."On the basis of these views Virchow, for the first time, and in a systematic manner, separated sarcomatous tumors from carcinomas. Sarcomas deviate little, structurally, from the typical structure of the different kinds of connective tissue, and distinguish themselves only by their great 'number of cells' and not by the 'form.' With this theory Virchow sought to eliminate the classification into benign and malignant tumors, which, though rather unscientific, had been commonly used by practitioners until that time" (Wolff, The Science of Cancerous Disease from Earliest Times to the Present, p. 185). Virchow's Die krankhaften Geschwülste, based on a series of lectures, is normally found bound in three volumes; it is extremely rare in the original four parts with their printed wrappers. This copy was once owned by the Jan van der Hoevens, father and son, both of whom practiced as surgeons in Leiden. Garrison-Morton 2617. Lindeboom, Dutch Medical Biography (for the van der Hoevens).

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        Salammbô.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères 1863 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE comprenant les fautes : "effraya" page 5 et "les Scissites" page 251. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères - 1863 - 474 pages. (Contrôlé) Reliure demi chagrin brun de l'époque. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et pointillés dorés. Rousseurs uniquement sur les 3 premiers feuillets. Bon état. Format in-8°(22x15). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Birds of Europe, not observed in the British Isles. 4 Bände (komplett).

      London, Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1859-1863. - Groß-8°. 24,5 cm. IV, 203 Seiten, 60 Blatt, IV, 203 Seiten, 60 Blatt, IV, 247 Seiten, 59 Blatt und XV, 248 (3) Seiten, 59 Blatt. Ockerfarbene Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Ausgabe. Komplett mit 238 farbigen lithografierten Tafeln (180 Vogel- und 58 Eiertafeln). Im 3. Band ist der aufgeführte "Alpine Serin Finch" nicht vorhanden. Im 4. Band sind die gelisteten "Pallas' Pratincole", "Asiatic Plover", "Red-breasted Dotterel", "Charadrius Longipes" und "Least European Sparrow Owl" nicht vorhanden, dafür sind vom "Levant Sparrow-Hawk" 2 Tafeln (Adulte und Young Male and Female) vorhanden sowie der nicht gelistete "Strix-Pusilla" (Identsch mit dem Exemplar der Smithsonian Library). Band 4 mit dem oft fehlenden Vorwort. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einbandecken bestoßen, Namenseintrag auf Schmutzblatt. Gute, innen gute bis sehr gute Exemplare, Tafeln tadellos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Birds of Europe, not observed in the British Isles.

      London: Groombridge and Sons. 1860-1863. - 4 Bände. 25,8x16 cm. IV, 206 S.; IV, 203 S., 1 Bl.; IV, 247 S.; VI, 250 S. Mit 180 handkolorierten gestochenen Vogeltafeln und 58 chromolithographierten Eiertafeln. Ziegelrote Originalleinwandbände der Zeit mit Gold- und Blindprägung. Nissen, Vögel, 136. - Erste Ausgabe, erschien in 60 Lieferungen von 1859-1863. - Komplett mit 180 Vogel- und 58 Eiertafeln. - Die Eiertafel zum «Dusky Ixos» sowie ein dazugehöriges Textblatt (doppelt paginiert 203*) ist am Schluss von Band 2 anstatt Band 1 eingebunden. - Im 3. Band ist der gelistete "Alpine Serin Finch" nicht vorhanden, dafür ist der nicht gelistete "P. Graeca, Var." vorhanden (identisch mit dem Exemplar in der Smithsonian Library). Im 4. Band sind die gelisteten "Pallas' Pratincole", "Asiatic Plover", "Red-breasted Dotterel", "Charadrius Longipes" und "Least European Sparrow Owl" nicht vorhanden, dafur sind vom "Levant Sparrow-Hawk" 2 Tafeln (Adulte Male and Female und Young Male and Female) vorhanden sowie der nicht gelistete "Strix-Pusilla" (identsch mit dem Exemplar in der Smithsonian Library). - Ohne das Vorwort, datiert 1863. - Eingebunden in Band 1 ein unpaginiertes Blatt mit einem Text, der in einer 2. Druckversion identisch mit dem 2. Abschnitt auf Seite 6 ist. - Rücken verblasst und bei 2 Bänden mit kleinen Einrissen im Gelenk. Einbände etwas berieben und angestaubt. Textseiten mit schmalen Wasserrand, die meisten Tafeln mit schwachem schmalen Wasserrand, viele mit keinem und wenige mit stärkerem Wasserrand. 1 Bogen lose in Band 4.

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