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        Landscape Gallery. A Series of Fine Line Engravings, Views of Scenery, Edifices, Cities, &c. &c in various parts of the world copied from nature and executed by the first artists. Volume I.

      London, 1863. With 88 steel-engraved Numbered plates by German engravers. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Elaborate gilt stamped blue Publisher's cloth, a.e.g. Fine. With 88 steel-engraved Numbered plates by German engravers. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo.

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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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        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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        Carica Papaya. L. [English: Papaw Tree Local Name: Papaya]

      Emile Tarlier in Brussels. 1863. - 57 x 43.5 cm page, original-colour chromolithograph. Botanical print from the EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION of the Album 'Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de la Flore et de la Pomone de L'ile de Java', French and English text. Printed from Van Nooten's original sketches by P. Depannemaeker. Chromolithography by G. Severeyns. Mme Berthe Hoola van Nooten was born in Utrecht, Holland in 1817. A botanist, author & watercolorist, she moved & settled in Indonesia in 1847, where she painted over 40 fruits & flowers which became the basis for this album. REFERENCE: Nissen BBI 931; Landwehr 79. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Châteaux de la Renaissance. Renaissance Française. XVIe siècle - XVIIe siècle. Monographie du Palais de Fontainebleau dessinée et gravée par Rodolphe Pfnor, accompagnée d'un texte historique et descriptif par M. Champollion-Figeac. Tomes I et II.

      A. Morel et Cie, Paris 1863 - Deux volumes grand in-folio, reliure demi-chagrin bordeaux d'époque, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons fleuronnés encadrés de filets dorés, titres et tomaisons dorés, tome I- (4 dont 1 bl.), (4 dont 1 bl.) pp. (Table des planches), 20 p. suivies de 70 planches gravées sur cuivre ou lithographiées dont 1 en couleurs qui compte double et 3 doubles ; Tome II- (4 dont 1 bl.), (4 dont 1 bl.) pp. (Table des planches), 12 p., dont une bl., suivies des planches 71 à 150 dont 4 en chromolithographie qui comptent double et 3 planches doubles. Chaque page est montée sur onglet. Edition originale de cette monumentale monographie du château de Fontainebleau. Le troisième tome, manquant, est paru 22 ans plus tard en 1885. Quelques rares rousseurs, coins blanchis, la reliure et les planches, complètes, sont en bon état. Bon ensemble.PHOTOS NUMERIQUES DISPONIBLES PAR EMAIL SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE-DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Size: 40 x 52 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Report on the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. [with] Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Second Session [Gideon Welles' Set in Custom Binding, Eight Volumes]

      1863 - Washington, 1863 - 1865. 8vo, half morocco over marbled paper, 756 + 510 + 659 + 524 + 249 + 401 + 269 + 179 pp. Consists of the following series:Report on the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. In Three Parts; Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Second Session, Thirty Eighth Congress. This is Gideon Welles' set, custom bound with his name on heels of spines. A generally quite well preserved set, in very good condition with light shelfwear and excellent contents. Vol. V with a chip to head of spine, though the missing piece is preserved. Material covered in the reports includes the Army of the Potomac, Bull Run, Ball's Bluff, Department of the West, Battle of Petersburg, Red River Expedition, Fort Fisher Expedition, Heavy Ordnance, Sherman-Johnson, Massacre of the Cheyenne Indians, Reports of Generals Sherman and Thomas, etc. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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., Torino e Milano 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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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