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        Daily Sea Journal of Marine Corporal Jacob F. Mentzer, September 11, 1862 - March 10, 1867.

      Small 4to. About 260 pages of manuscript entries, approximately 70,000 words This is a remarkable novel-length manuscript, both in its disciplined dailiness over 4 1/2 years, and because it was kept in such detail by an enlisted man. (Officers, being generally more educated, were more likely to keep written records of their activities.) In nearly microscopic script, Mentzer begins at the beginning - "Left Lancaster [PA - his home] Thursday Sept 11" and ends at the end of his tale "Sunday March 10, 67... Will soon close my log and track up to-- [left blank]" In between we are treated to a welter of people and places; events, sights, sounds, and sometimes even smells. He completes his training in Washington DC and sails on the USS Sabine in April, 1863, having a close encounter with a suspected Rebel ship and witnessing a terrible accident at one of the guns, in which two men lose their arms and one dies. In July he sails with a detachment of Marines for Morris Island off Charleston, where he experiences "continual shelling and bombarding all the time... we were well pleased to get out of it." After spending Christmas at home, Mentzer joins the newly launched sidewheel steamer USS Wateree for a long and eventful cruise down through the West Indies, along the eastern coast of South America, and an arduous voyage 'round the Horn into the Pacific. She doesn't reach San Francisco until mid-November 1864, and by the end of the month is in Mare Island for badly needed repairs. After this interlude they join the North Pacific Squadron, and Mentzer finishes out his tour in various ports up and down the west coast of Central and South America. The Civil War action takes up about 105 pages - less than half the journal. The rest is a highly detailed record of the daily comings and goings of men and ships, intrigues ashore and aboard, fights, desertions, drunkenness, illness and death, alternating with moments of great beauty, sometimes even moving Mentzer to poetical expression - he proudly dates and signs his best efforts, including a two page "Lay of Love." His port stops, particularly on the west coast and Patagonia add details, which build up, entry by entry, bit by bit, to create a rich and nuanced portrait of naval life before the mast in the mid-19th century. There are some surprises as well, such as the entry for Feb. 6th, 1867, when Mentzer and his mates visit a "photograph gallery" in Callao where they "sat for a doz. photographs each." Mentzer's hand is generally readable, though there are some places where the ink has faded and a strong light and patience are required to decipher the entries. The sewing is cracked in places, but overall the journal is in sound condition, bound in full sheep with the backstrip almost entirely worn away. Laid in are several interesting bits of ephemera, including recipes and cures, a formula for determining interest, two chits authorizing liberty, and a list of allowances for clothing.

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        Eccezionale raccolta dei periodici del Club Alpino austriaco e tedesco editi dal 1863 al 2015 CON LA SERIE COMPLETA DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO FINO AL 1980: di seguito riportiamo la descrizione dei più vecchi per l'elenco completo contattare la libreria: Mittheilungen des

      OeAV: Braumüller - Gerold (dal 1866), Wien - DAV, München - Poi editori e città diverse, 1863. RACCOLTA DI 150 VOLUMI: OeAV: 3 v. ([6], 393, [9], 126, [2]; [6], 393 p., [3] c. di tav. (panorami ripiegati); [8], 502 p., [4] c. di tav. (panorami e carte ripiegate), 18 cm, il primo volume in mezza pelle coeva e gli altri due in mezza tela coeva tutti con titoli in oro al dorso; 8 v. di ca. 400 p. cad. con tavole e panorami f.t., 22 cm, i primi due volumi in mezza pelle coeva con titoli oro al dorso, gli altri in in mezza tela coeva tutti con titoli oro al dorso (il Band V presenta una legatura moderna su stile antico, il Band VI presenta la legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli oro e stelle alpine al dorso). DAV e DuöAV: volumi di ca. 500/800 p. prevalentemente legati in mezza pelle con titoli oro (fino al 1881) poi nelle legatura editoriali con tela dipinta e ricchi fregi oro fino al 1914, poi nelle legature editoriali semplici in tela verde con titoli neri. Per le annate più recenti colori variano. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, timbretto privato al Band I (1865), maggiori segni d'uso alla legatura e timbretto privato ed ex-libris applicato al contropiatto anteriore del Band III (1867), il grande panorama del Band IX è di più grande altezza del volume e presenta qualche difetto in alto parzialamente riparato. DESCRIZIONE DETTAGLIATA A RICHIESTA. Il primo volume del 1863 è offerto senza tavole ma completo della rarissima aggiunta: "Verhandlungen des österreichischen Alpenvereines: erstes Heft. Braumüller, Wien. 1864". Offriamo però lo stesso volume (con altra legatura) completo di tutte le tavole ma senza l'aggiunta descritta. Il Band II (1864) è completo. Gli altri volumi sono completi, al Band V (1869) manca il panorama di p. 422 ed è refilato sul Titelbild; Per la serie del DAV e DuöAV i volumi sono di piccolo formato fino al 1894 poi di più grande formato fino ai giorni nostri. ECCEZIONALE RACCOLTA - INVIAMO DESCRIZIONE COMPLETA che comprende l'elenco dei volumi e delle tavole presenti. IL PREZZO SI RIFERISCE ALL'INSIEME DEI 150 VOLUMI.

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        Daily Sea Journal of Marine Corporal Jacob F. Mentzer, September 11, 1862 - March 10, 1867.

      Small 4to. About 260 pages of manuscript entries, approximately 70,000 words This is a remarkable novel-length manuscript, both in its disciplined dailiness over 4 1/2 years, and because it was kept in such detail by an enlisted man. (Officers, being generally more educated, were more likely to keep written records of their activities.) In nearly microscopic script, Mentzer begins at the beginning - "Left Lancaster [PA - his home] Thursday Sept 11" and ends at the end of his tale "Sunday March 10, 67... Will soon close my log and track up to-- [left blank]" In between we are treated to a welter of people and places; events, sights, sounds, and sometimes even smells. He completes his training in Washington DC and sails on the USS Sabine in April, 1863, having a close encounter with a suspected Rebel ship and witnessing a terrible accident at one of the guns, in which two men lose their arms and one dies. In July he sails with a detachment of Marines for Morris Island off Charleston, where he experiences "continual shelling and bombarding all the time... we were well pleased to get out of it." After spending Christmas at home, Mentzer joins the newly launched sidewheel steamer USS Wateree for a long and eventful cruise down through the West Indies, along the eastern coast of South America, and an arduous voyage 'round the Horn into the Pacific. She doesn't reach San Francisco until mid-November 1864, and by the end of the month is in Mare Island for badly needed repairs. After this interlude they join the North Pacific Squadron, and Mentzer finishes out his tour in various ports up and down the west coast of Central and South America. The Civil War action takes up about 105 pages - less than half the journal. The rest is a highly detailed record of the daily comings and goings of men and ships, intrigues ashore and aboard, fights, desertions, drunkenness, illness and death, alternating with moments of great beauty, sometimes even moving Mentzer to poetical expression - he proudly dates and signs his best efforts, including a two page "Lay of Love." His port stops, particularly on the west coast and Patagonia add details, which build up, entry by entry, bit by bit, to create a rich and nuanced portrait of naval life before the mast in the mid-19th century. There are some surprises as well, such as the entry for Feb. 6th, 1867, when Mentzer and his mates visit a "photograph gallery" in Callao where they "sat for a doz. photographs each." Mentzer's hand is generally readable, though there are some places where the ink has faded and a strong light and patience are required to decipher the entries. The sewing is cracked in places, but overall the journal is in sound condition, bound in full sheep with the backstrip almost entirely worn away. Laid in are several interesting bits of ephemera, including recipes and cures, a formula for determining interest, two chits authorizing liberty, and a list of allowances for clothing.

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        Theatre Complet de Alexandre Dumas

      MIchel Levy Freres, Libraires Editeurs, Paris 1863 - 15 volumes bound in 8 in 1/4 teal morocco with only minor shelf wear to top and bottom of spine and a touch of rubbing. Marbled boards with light wear, page edges gilt. Paper age toned in spots, but clean otherwise. Excellent copy of these works. Published 1863-1874. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Inventory No: 045770.

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        A two-volume Civil War scrapbook kept by an ardent Confederate woman from Petersburg, Virginia

      Petersburg, Virginia, 1863. Hardcover. Very good. Both volumes, apparently re-used geological journals, measure approximately 6" x 9" and contain a total of approximately 260 pages filled with newspaper clippings from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, including Petersburg's Daily Express, Richmond's Central Presbyterian, and The Richmond Sentinel. A number of ephemeral pieces are laid-in, tipped-in, and laid-on including: * A manuscript letter to Col. Manning dated 29 July 1862, in advance of the Seven Days Battles in defense of Richmond: "Camp Lee . . . A circular has just come from General [S. G.] French ordering the Brigade to move tomorrow at 7 o'clock a. m. with three days cooked rations in haversack. Orderd to move to the City ??? road where a guide will meet the Brigade from there to Stephensen's Mill on same road 7 miles from town there to await further orders. . . .", * A three-page manuscript poem "Dominoes, A Trophy of the Congress" by Mrs. Giles B. Cooke, a dramatic tribute describing the success of the iron-clad monitor against the wooden ships of the Union Navy, * An unused patriotic envelope with a full-cover Stars and Bars flag with "Jeff. Davis, Pres.t" and "Alex.r H. Stephens, Vice Pres.t" emblazoned on the red stripes, * A postally used envelope addressed to Louisa's daughter Lizzie at their Lombard Street home, A Confederate $20 note (Criswell T-67), and * A near indecipherable manuscript poem titled, "In Memorial: Respectfully dedicated to the Holders of Confederate Treasury Notes." The newspaper clippings provide a wealth of detailed war information that Mrs. Cameron thought worthy of preservation, much of it Virginia-related or pertaining to women, including: * A description of a skirmish by Captain McIlwaine, an officer from Petersburg serving with the 13th Virginia Cavalry, * An article titled the Death of Captain O. Jennings Wise and ex-Governor Wise's farewell to his son's remains (O Jennings Wise, a Captain of the Richmond Blues, was killed at Roanoke Island while defending Nag's Head, North Carolina), * The Obituary of Major H. K. Meade, Jr. of Petersburg, * Articles about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, * Articles related to military battles and actions including, Yankees in Rockingham County, the Evacuation of Norfolk, the Burning of Hampton, Lee's Maryland campaign, Morgan's Raid, the capture of Union vessels by the Steamer Sumter, the Battles of Fredericksburg, Port Republic, Second Manassas, Winchester, Corinth, Elk Horn (Pea Ridge), Fort Donelson, Murfreesboro, Nashville, New Orleans, Shiloh, etc., * The Field After the Battle, a graphic description of the carnage at 2nd Manassas: "If the reader can imagine . . . looking across the country in the direction from which we advanced . . . he will see dead and wounded lying by thousands as far as the eye can see. The woods are likewise full of them. . . . The ground is strewn not only with men, but arms, ammunition, provisions, haversacks, canteens and whatever else. . . . In many places you cannot walk three feet without being compelled to step over or around a corpse. . . . Today I came across a wounded Federal, who has lain for the last two days and nights, where, by extending his hand on either side, he could touch the dead bodies of five of his companions. One of these he was coolly using for a pillow. How callous men become by familiarity with the scenes of war." * An article about General Butler's imprisonment of a New Orlean's lady who had laughed at him in public, which probably led to his infamous General Order No. 28 declaring that any woman who insulted or laughed at a Union officer was to be arrested and treated as a common prostitute, * An article, Career of a Female Volunteer, about Mrs. Laura J. Williams who disguised herself as a male, assumed the name Henry Banford, and fought as a Lieutenant in an infantry company.* An article, A True Heroine, about Jane Sansome who guided General Forest's forces across an otherwise impassable river near Gadsden, Alabama. * An exhortation from a young Savannah woman, titled A Brave Girl, for all women of the South to take up her pledge "to exchange my hat and slippers for the boots and breeches of the next man who had rather run than fight, and promise, too that I never will disgrace it by cowardly conduct. If the men prove cowards at a time like this, it is high time for the women to show what they can do. . . ." * Many speeches and addresses by Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, General Beauregard, and others, * Correspondence between Gen'ls Lee and Grant, relative to the treatment of Negro soldiers. . . ., * A letter from Lewis Cruger of South Carolina, to the Committees of Congress on the Confederate Flag submitting two alternate designs featuring "Star-Spangled Banners" that were intended to preclude "swindling Yankees to filch from us this grand Southern ballad [and free the song] from the unhallowed grasp of the Yankees."* An article announcing the adoption of the Confederacy's second national flag, the Stainless banner, that featured with the battle flag of the Army of the Potomac (Gen Johnston's flag) in the upper left corner of a field of white. Includes an explanation of why Gen Johnston designed his famous (or infamous, depending upon your point of view) battle flag as he did, * Approximately 50 poems and song lyrics including Song for Virginia, Printers of Virginia to Old Abe, Stonewall Jackson's Way, The Southern Cross, and The Merrimac and The Turtle (both tributes to the Confederate ironclad, and much, much more. About twelve leaves at the end of Volume 3 contain post-war articles about reunions, life during the war, the death of Stonewall Jackson's daughter, etc. The volumes are numbered 2 and 3 suggesting that one volume is missing. Their covers are well worn. Several leaves are stained, and that last few leaves in volume three have curled upper corners. All of the ephemeral pieces, except one of the poems that is stained and hard to read, are in nice shape. Following the war, Louisa's husband, William Evelyn Cameron became a leader in the Readjuster Party, a biracial Republican-leaning coalition formed during Virginia's turbulent post-racial Reconstruction era that pledged "to break the power of wealth and established privilege" among the planter class and to promote public education. He was elected Mayor of Petersburg in 1876 and Governor of Virginia in 1882. These scrapbooks were found in the attic of the old Cameron home in Petersburg.

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        WE , THE UNDERSIGNED, RESPECTIVELY CONTRIBUTE THE SUM SET OPPOSITE EACH OF OUR NAMES, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING THE PRESENT UNION POLITICAL CAMPAIGN IN THE STATE OF OHIO; FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE UNION TICKET, AND FOR THE DEFEAT AND UTTER EXTERMINATION OF VALLANDIGHAMISM AND TREASON IN THE STATE.

      , 1863. 1863. Broadside, 7.5" x 9.25". Printed on lined paper, with the names of thirty- four men in pencil manuscript with their donation amounts. All names appear to be in the same handwriting. Light folds, a small chip to blank left edge. Very Good. Clement Vallandigham, two-term Ohio Congressman, was the most prominent and notorious of the Midwest Copperheads. General Burnside arrested him in 1863, on Lincoln's orders, for inflammatory anti-War and anti-Negro speeches. Found guilty by a military tribunal, he was banished to the Confederacy. But a few months later he turned up in Canada, campaigning in absentia as a Peace Democrat for Ohio's governorship in 1863. Ohio's Union Party energetically sought his defeat. This election broadside is a survival of that effort. Vallandigham lost by more than 100,000 votes.The names listed on this broadside were from Geauga County, Ohio, mostly from Russell Township and Chester Township. Most were farmers; Jacob Chase was a blacksmith; John Peirce a cattle broker; and Joseph Wooley a minister. Some other names include Artemas Robinson, Detroit Burnett, Warren Robinson, John H. Peirce, Jacob Chase, Samuel G. Perkins, Calvin Gates, Cyrus Millard, James Logan, T.C. Phinney, Allen Burgess, Joseph Wooley, W.C. Burgess, John King, Emory Petton, C.T Bailey, Samuel Robinson, Roswell Jones, Augustus Greenfield, B.F. Robinson, B. Matthews, A.M. Hall, H. Lansing, Taber Warren, A. Roby, N.L. Smith, and H.S. Childs.

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        Theatre Complet de Alexandre Dumas

      Paris: MIchel Levy Freres, Libraires Editeurs, 1863. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 15 volumes bound in 8 in 1/4 teal morocco with only minor shelf wear to top and bottom of spine and a touch of rubbing. Marbled boards with light wear, page edges gilt. Paper age toned in spots, but clean otherwise. Excellent copy of these works. Published 1863-1874. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Inventory No: 045770.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande, dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten von Ludwig Lange, in Stahl gestochen von Johann Kolb, im Verein mit Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Mit historisch-topographischem Text. Erste (bis dritte) Abtheilung: von den Quellen des Rheins bis Mainz ( von Mainz bis Cöln - von Cöln bis ans Meer).

      Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange, 1855-1863. - 4 Bände. Gross-8°. 152 S. Mit 4 gest. Titel und 447 Stahlstichtafeln gestochen u.a. von Johann Kolb nach Ansichten von L. Rohbock, W.J. Cooke u.a. Halblederbände der Zeit mit verg. Rückentitel. Zweite Ausgabe. - Mit allen drei Teilen, der Rhein von den Quellen bis zum Meer mit über 400 dekorativen Ansichten. - Einbände etwas berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1863 Johnson Family ATLAS Geography Color MAPS Texas California America New York,

      New York : Johnson and Ward, 1863. - 1863 Johnson Family ATLAS Geography Color MAPS Texas California America New York ENTIRELY COMPLETE with all 95 EXQUISITE MAPS “The most unusual issue of the Johnson Family Atlas!” An absolutely incredible Civil War-era family atlas! This 95-map atlas consists of colored J.H. Colton maps of states, cities, United States, and countries of the world! Individual maps from this collection are highly sought after and can be found for sale for nearly $500 by themselves! The double-page illustration of the world maps is particularly fine. Alvin Johnson was a famous map publisher in the mid-19th-century. Historians speculate that J.H. Colton sold the rights to his maps to Johnson, and the result was the masterpiece! According to Geographicus, “The 1863 issue of the Family Atlas was the most unusual, it being a compilation of older Johnson and Browning maps, updated 1862 Johnson and Ward map issues, and newer 1863 maps with a revised border design.” Item number: #263 Price: $ 2500 JOHNSON, Alvin Jewett. Johnson's new illustrated family atlas : with physical geography, and with descriptions, geographical, statistical and historical, including the latest federal census. New York : Johnson and Ward, 1863. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 104p; 95 plates • Binding: Leather; secure, • Language: English • Size: ~18.5in X 15in (47.5cm x 38cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vie de Jésus

      Paris: Michel Lévy Freres, 1863. First edition. [4], lix, [1], 462, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter purple morocco and boards. Very good. First edition. [4], lix, [1], 462, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lasting eminence. Renan's Romantic conception of the historical Christ as a sort of gentle, pastoral Jewish philosopher aroused a storm of controversy, and was "... an immediate and resounding success both at home and abroad . In six months sixty thousand copies of the French edition had been sold and edition succeeded edition ... Immediate success was partly a succès de scandale but this would not have kept the book alive. It is Renan's approach to the subject and his beautiful prose that gave it lasting eminence." - Printing and the Mind of Man. PMM 352; En français dans le texte 285

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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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        Escursioni nel Cantone Ticino.

      Lugano, Veladini, 1863. IV, 979 p. Hardcover Buch dem Alter entsprechend in sehr gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. 069 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        David Elginbrod

      First Edition Triple Decker in Original ClothMACDONALD, George. David Elginbrod. In Three Volumes London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1863.First edition. Three octavo volumes "triple decker." (7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 195 x 125 mm). viii, [1]-325, [1, blank]; vi, [1]-335, [1, blank]; vi, [1]-398 pp. Half-titles in each volume.Publisher's original brick-red cloth. Boards ruled in blind. Spines lettered in gilt. Top edge untrimmed. Gray coated endpapers. Some staining and shelfwear to volumes. Spines a bit darkened. Volume I with cloth on back outer hinge cracking but firm. Some minor repairs to bottom of the spine, with no new cloth added. Watermark half-ring to front board. Volume III with cloth on back hinge and bottom of spine cracked. Inner hinges of volume III cracked buy firm. One-inch closed tear to top margin of leaf Y of volume III, not affecting text. Some minor foxing to volumes, mainly to preliminaries. Previous owner's ink signature to front pastedown of volumes I and III. Books housed in a custom cloth slipcase. A very good set."Encouraged by George Murray Smith, the publisher of Phantastes, to write novels, he wrote ëprose fiction of two kinds, one of which dealt with the mystical and psychic and the other described humble life in Scotlandí (DNB). David Elginbrod (1863), dedicated to the memory of Lady Byron, Adela Cathcart (1864), and The Portent: a Story of the Inner Vision of the Highlanders, Commonly Called the Second Sight (1864) were early works in the first category, which effectively challenged nineteenth-century materialism and contributed to the interest in psychic experiences." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). "...during this period he was struggling hard to write something as successful as Phantastes, but it was not until 1863 that he completed David Elginbrod, a long, didactic, and gothically romantic novel about a young man who has a career not dissimilar to MacDonald's own. His former publishers Smith and Elder turned it down, but it was read by Mrs Craik, who persuaded her own publishers Hurst and Blackett to take it on. It proved extremely popular and established MacDonald as a writer" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).Not in Sadleir or Wolff.HBS 67836.$1,850

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants. Edited by John T. Boswell Syme. Third edition. Enlarged, re-arranged according to the natural orders, and entirely revised. Bände 1-11 (von 12).

      London, Harwicke, 1863-1872.. Gr.-Oktav (26,5 x 17 cm). Mit 1838 (16 doppelblattgroßen) kolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. Grüne Original-Leinenbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Deckeltiteln sowie blindgeprägten Eckfleurons und Kopfgoldschnitt (Ecken und Kapitale leicht bestoßen, Kanten und Gelenke teilweise etwas stärker berieben, partiell mit kleineren Einrissen bzw. Fehlstellen im Bezug). Nissen BBI 2227. – Das bekannte Pflanzenwerk in der dritten, komplett überarbeiteten Ausgabe und hier erstmals mit den Illustrationen John Edward Sowerbys, dem Enkel des Gründers des Werkes (James Sowerby, 1757-1822). Ohne den erst 1886 von N. E. Brown herausgegebenen Band 12 sowie den 1902 erschienenen Supplementband. 2 Textblatt sowie 2 Tafeln lose, Tafel CCCXII fehlt, teils schwach gebräunt und stockfleckig. – ENGLISH: Vols. 1-11 (out of 12 plus supplement). With 1838 (16 double-page) colored lithographic plates. PublisherÂ’s green cloth, richly gilt (spines and corners bumped, edges rubbed). Without vol. 12 published first 14 years after vol. 11 and without the supplement published another 16 years later, in 1902, both by N. E. Brown. Lacking plate 312. Two text-leaves and two plates loose, minorily browned and foxed in places, but all together a very attractive set! – Third edition of the work, for the first time with the illustrations by John Edward SowerbyÂ’s grandson to the founder of the series.

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        African hunting from Natal to the Zambesi, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc , from 1852 to 1860 Second edition

      London: Richard Bentley, 1863. 8vo, pp. x, [2], 451, 32 (Bentley ads); title-p. printed in red and black; frontispiece portrait, folding map, 10 wood-engraved and/or lithograph plates plus other illus. in the text; generally a fine copy in orig. terracotta cloth stamped in gilt on spine. Big game hunting in South Africa. Mendelssohn I, 73-74: "Mr. Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost all of the great South African travellers and hunters."

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        Guia de Nueva York ( Guide to New York )

      John A Gray. New York 1863 - Publisher's blue cloth over boards, decorative gilt titles debossed to the front board, repeated in blind-stamp to the rear. An early Spanish-language guide to New York. Binding sound, superficial wear to the spine, corners bumped and slightly worn. Contents very good, one short tear to the large fold-out map; the larger, folding advertisements are present and undamaged, including the fragile gilt and colour plate for E Anthony Fotografia although with some offsetting. A sound copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Home and Foreign Policy

      [Mobile, Alabama]: Printed at the Office of the Daily Register and Advertiser. 1863. First. First edition. Removed. Printed self-wrappers. 23pp. Faint embossed library stamp and equally faint released stamp on the front wrap, small chips and dogears at the edges, else very good. Statement of future foreign policy for the Confederate nation by a military officer and journalist. Howes S39 ("aa"); Parrish & Willingham 5832. .

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        ESTADO DE SITIO / ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA APLICACION DE LA JUSTICIA FEDERAL NORTE AMERICANA A LA ORGANIZACION ARGENTINA / ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL BANCO HIPOTECARIO / INFORME SOBRE LAS REFORMAS PROPUESTAS POR LA COMISION REVISORA DEL CODIGO DE COMERCIO

      Imprenta de Anfes Bettini/ Imprenta de Pablo E. Coni/Imprenta Americana/Imprenta de la Tribuna/Imp. El Constituciomal/Tip. La Carcajada/Imprenta del Mercurio, 16/101/51/13/15/96/145/37 pgs., Buenos Aires 1863 - EJECUCION EN TERRITORIO BRASILERO DE LAS SENTENCIAS CIVILES O COMERCIALES DICTADAS POR TRIBUNALES ESTRANJEROS / DERECHO CANONICO, EL MATRIMONIO CLANDESTINO / DERECHO CONSTITUCIONAL / EL DERECHO ANTIGUO DE LOS ROMANOS. 8 obras encuadernadas en un volumen, editadas entre los años 1863 y 1884. Manchitas de óxido dispersas. Corte en bisagra externa. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare Surviving Papers of Forgotten Colonial Consul and Spymaster Royal Navy Captain Fritz Crowe

      England, Spain, South America, Africa, 1863-1903. Archive of papers and watercolour drawings pertaining to the naval career and foreign civil service of Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe, featuring early watercolour views of Brazil and Patagoina, as well as a letter written at Valparaiso in Chile. The lot comprises 1 notice of appointment from the admiralty, 6 letters of correspondence - some of which concern his appointments and retirement and three being written and signed by him, 13 watercolour drawings including eight made in South America, 2 pencil drawings, 1 newspaper clipped map of the Amazon River, and 1 manuscript transcript of an announcement for his post as Consul-General of Lourenço Marques. Together with four documents related to his family's estate and his own final will. Manuscript documents and letters range in size from folio to thirty-twomo. Watercolours also range in size, the smallest measuring approximately 11,5 x 5 cm, the largest measuring approximately 20 x 15 cm. Providence: From the estate of Miss N. Crowe, an heiress of Captain Fritz Crowe's estate, so stated on a manuscript note amidst the papers, which reads, "English - Captain F.H.E. Crowe's Private papers & despatches & Miss N. Crowe's Norwegian inheritance (only papers in existence now)." Miss N. Crowe may be the "infant daughter" named in his will amendment. The note is written on paper watermarked 'Basildon Bond' which was not manufactured until 1911, by Millington & Co. This compendious naval career archive consists of the personal papers of an all-but-forgotten yet significant Royal Navy Officer and Colonial Administrator of Norwegian descent, Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe. Not much appears elsewhere as far as archives or even documentation, in spite of his continuous service in the Pacific and South America in the 1870s, providing fortifications at Ismailia on the Suez Canal in August 1883 during the occupation of Egypt, participating in the First Suakin Expedition 1884 in the Sudan, and contributing greatly to espionage efforts and the passage of arms and munitions, as Consul-General and Director of Intelligence in Portuguese East Africa during the Second Boer War. Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe, RN, CB, (1849-1904) was born in Christiania, Norway. Little else about his private life is known, although the present lot of documents provides a genealogical record and further reveals that he had a daughter in his last living year. He lived a short but accomplished life, serving with the British Royal Navy for the majority of his adult life, then taking an appointment as a Consul-General in Portuguese East Africa for two years, ending his term shortly before his death. He is also remembered for two valuable reports on whale fishing in Iceland. In 1863 he completed his cadet training for the Navy. In 1871 he was a sub-lieutenant on the Victoria and Albert, 1872 onboard HMS Woodlark in the Mediterranean, in 1876 served on HMS Shah in Peru; in 1878 with HMS Triumph he was again in South America - this time in Brazil and Patagonia. In 1881, by then having the rank of Lieutenant, he was on the Royal Navy Training Ship "HMS Implacable" at the naval port in Devonport, Devon, England. In 1883, he and his crew from "HMS Coquette" contributed to the British campaigns in the Sudan. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain on 13 October 1896 due to health reasons. On 2 March 1900 Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe, RN, was appointed His Majesty's Consul-General at Lourenco Marques, in Portuguese East Africa, [now Maputo, Mozambique], arriving and replacing Carnegie Ross in April. At the time, munitions of war and contraband were being trans-shipped and smuggled through Mozambique to the South African Republic. He held this post until 1902. He is also on the list of 1902 Coronation Honours. According to the present documents, he became the father of an infant girl circa 1902-1903, leaving her in the care of his sister upon his death on 11 August 1904. Nothing is mentioned of the child's mother whose identity remains unknown. Captain Crowe was an effective and commanding diplomat, as well as a determined Chief of Intelligence, although nowhere in any of the Lourenco Marques (LM) documents of the period is he described either as a diplomat or as a station chief. This may have been to protect his identity, as he undertook risky tasks and navigated delicate situations as a spymaster and director of secret service operations for the Foreign Office. His intelligence work included espionage , misinformation and propaganda, detecting contraband, coordinating the debriefing of spies (generally Africans), planning and overseeing covert military operations in enemy territory and the Border Area. He was also involved in the clandestine importation and passage of arms and munitions of war under protection of a Secret Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of 14 October 1899, which enabled the shipment of armaments through Mozambique into the South African Republic. He was taught the cypher system which had arranged by Lt-Col A. E. Sandbach, an Assistant Adjutant-General (Intelligence), which they used to gather military intelligence in the Transvaal, to communicate on the transfer of armaments, Boer activity, and more. Crowe sent regular intelligence diaries to the Foreign Office and copies to the High Commissioner in Cape Town, the Governor of Natal and army headquarters, also to General Buller and Field Marshal Lord Roberts. The archive includes: Three signed manuscript letters by Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe including Victorian era correspondence penned at sea: The earliest is penned at the Eastmans RN Academy in March 1863 the next, from Portland in April 1863 on the stationery of HMS Britannia, when he was a young lad, a private training for Navy service, and providing a very detailed account of the routine. At Madeira in May 1872, onboard HMS Woodlark, he recounts a departure in rough seas, arduous work, a nervous Captain Bogle, a recurring health issue with his legs, and an upcoming voyage to Bermuda. Crowe was at Valparaiso when he wrote home on 18 December 1878 from HMS Triumph, describing Robinson Crusoe island in the Juan Fernández group as "a lovely place, wild and rugged... the island is rented from the Chilians by a Suisse, a Mr. de Rodt... young fellow... we became good friends." Crowe was in South America for some time, and states that he would sailing up north to San Francisco after Christmas. [HMS Triumph also stopped at Montevideo on this voyage] One reference letter in manuscript, dated 27 September 1876, which reveals that Crowe, at the time a lieutenant, was preparing to serve onboard the frigate HMS Shah under the command of Admiral Algermon de Horsey, to take part in the Battle of Pacocha in Peru on 29 May 1877. Watercolour Drawings from South America and Africa, captioned and dated 1882-1884 •The Welsh Colony on the River Chupat in Patagonia •A harbour view of the historic quarter in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay •The beach entrance to the ancient Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress on Anhatomirim Island in Brazil •Two views made at Brazil's Santa Catarina Island •A small landscape view of Mount Hermoso at Texada Point, situated at the entrance of Mount Hermoso in Bahia Blanca, Argentina •HMS Amethyst leaving Porto Grande Bay [Mindelo Bay] of São Vicente, Cape Verde, in 1882 •Two views of the rocky shores of Ascension Island •And, a pencil drawing illustrates the gravesite of Marcus McCausland of HMS Daphne who was killed at a village called Vianugha near Zanzibar, during the slave trade era. An official notice of appointment from the Admiralty naming Crowe as Lieutenant Commander of HMS Coquette, signed and dated 4 July 1883, together with original covers. The vessel departed from the Mediterranean Station for continued service in Egypt and Sudan. In February 1884, together with Lieutenant Fritz Eden Crowe, a landing party from the "Coquette" and two other ships went ashore at Suakin to assisted in the defence of that place by manning the fortifications [First Suakin Expedition]. Three documents concerning Crowe's position as Consul-General in Portuguese East Africa [Mozambique], including a manuscript copy of the announcement made in the Morning Post on 20 March 1900 to inform British subjects of Captain Crowe's new post as a colonial administrator, which states that Crowe "... has gone out to take up the important post of British Consul for the Delgoa District... He will find his duties onerous enough, but it will be a great advantage to have a man of his calibre at Lourenço Marques. It is notorious that for a long time past the administration of this nominally neutral part has been merely a department of the corrupt Government in Pretoria... Crowe... accompanied the late Vice Admiral Sir William Hewett... in the East Indies on his mission to Abyssinia in 1884." A manuscript letter written by Captain Crowe [1902] whilst onboard HMS President makes a plea for early retirement. The Foreign Office replies with a typescript letter dated 3 September 1903, honouring the request. On a personal note, a manuscript codicil signed on 15 October 1903 by Captain Crowe, only ten months before his death, reveals that he had an "infant daughter." The document also revokes his brother as his trustee and executor, appointing instead his sister Catherine Magnus and niece Hilda, who are also named guardians of the infant girl. HMS Coquette (1876) was a 4-gun screw gunboat, launched at Pembroke in 1876. She served in Egypt and Sudan from 1882-1889, first under the command of Lieutenant Lennox Napier to take part in the Egyptian War. In August 1883 a landing party from the "Coquette" and other ships, consisting of 565 officers and men, occupied the town of Ismailia in the Suez Canal after some slight fighting. The "Coquette" further assisted in the seizure of the Suez Canal, an operation necessary in order to secure a safe passage for the British troops who were going to use Ismailia as a base. To assist in the defence of Suakin, by manning British fortifications during First Suakin Expedition, in 1884 Vice Admiral Sir William Hewett landed 150 seamen and marines from his flagship the "Ellryallls," from the accompanying "Ranger" commanded by Captain Alexander Plantagenet Hastings, and from the gunboat "Coquette" commanded by Lieutenant Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe. The force was chiefly made up of troops from Egypt and returning drafts from India. In March 1885 a Naval Brigade from the "Coquette" and four other ships joined a field force of 13,000 men under Lieutenant General Sir Gerald Graham which marched out of Suakin. They occupied Hasheen on March 20th, where the Royal Marines specially distinguished themselves, and on the 22nd, under Major-General Sir J.C. MacNeill, they fought the battle of Tofrik, where the Arabs after a temporary advantage were repulsed with a loss of a thousand dead. The Naval Brigade in this action lost 7 killed and 5 wounded. The Naval Brigade burnt a number of huts in the khor Ghob, and re-embarked again on April 6th. In 1889 the "Conquette" was sold.

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        On Liberty

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1863 - First American Edition. Octavo, original brown cloth. "The subject of this Essay is not the so-called Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately opposed to the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity; but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual." On Liberty was a greatly influential and well received work, although it did not go without criticism. Some attacked it for its apparent discontinuity with Utilitarianism, while others criticized its vagueness. The ideas presented in On Liberty have remained the basis of much liberal political thought. It has remained in print continuously since its initial publication. To this day, a copy of On Liberty is passed to the president of the British Liberal Democrats as a symbol of office. A copy of the same book is also presented to and then held by the president of the Liberal Party as a symbol of office. Very Good attractive copy, spine ends rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Love's Last Labour Not Lost.

      1863. DANIEL, George. Love's Last Labour Not Lost. vi, 294, [2] pp. 8vo., 162 x 105 mm, bound in full contemporary green crushed morocco, all edges gilt. London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1863. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. One of 250 copies. A Unique Copy, being from the author's own renowned library, and extra-illustrated by him with fifteen portraits and plates. Daniel was a composer of verses and pieces for the theatre, as well as a ubiquitous member of British literary society and a famous collector of Elizabethan books and theatrical curiosities. Interestingly, Daniel's proclivity for arranging volumes of cuttings is also represented at the British Museum, which holds three volumes of scrap-books accompanied by his manuscript notes. The present volume, comprising 23 miscellaneous memoirs, essays and poems, contains portraits of the author, Charles Lamb, Alexander Pope, Colley Cibber, Thomas Moore, Tom D'Urfay and others. Also included are views of Strawberry Hill, the New and Old Churches and Paddington, Cowper's study and more. Joint rubbed, front cover stained, still a nice copy.

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        Excursions

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1863 - Small octavo (18.5cm.); publisher blue-green "Z" cloth, spine embossed in copper foil, brown glazed endpapers; 319pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece. Some light shelf wear to cloth extremities, hair-line cracks to hinges, closed tear to gutter edge of front free endpaper, else a Very Good and sound copy. BAL 20111. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vie de Jésus

      Michel Lévy Freres, Paris 1863 - First edition. [4], lix, [1], 462, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lasting eminence. Renan's Romantic conception of the historical Christ as a sort of gentle, pastoral Jewish philosopher aroused a storm of controversy, and was ". an immediate and resounding success both at home and abroad . In six months sixty thousand copies of the French edition had been sold and edition succeeded edition . Immediate success was partly a succès de scandale but this would not have kept the book alive. It is Renan's approach to the subject and his beautiful prose that gave it lasting eminence." - Printing and the Mind of Man. PMM 352; En français dans le texte 285 Contemporary quarter purple morocco and boards. Very good [4], lix, [1], 462, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Dominique

      first edition.Binding half shagreen binds vintage wine. Back with nerves decorated with gilded 5 irons cold caissonés. golden head. Back slightly thinned evenly. All fresh. Very nice copy. Hachette Paris 1863 In-12 (12x18,5cm) (4) 372pp. relié

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        Elaborate Salesman Sample of Henry Milward & Son's Needles presented by George A. Clark & Brothers, Sole Agents in the USA

      c1975. An eleven (11) fold leather salesman sample folio of Henry Milward & Son's. Gold stamp cover with image of sailing vessel. The folio contains a wide varieties of H. Milward Helix needles and Watson's Sharps. Individual sizes arrayed and stitched to the heavy stock display cards. They include a wide variety of sizes of sharps, betweens, gd. downs, eyed millners, patent pockets, calyxeyed, yarn needles, tapestry, chenille, superfine, darners and steel tapered knitting needles. The last two flats are lacking their samples. George A. Clark & Brother was formed in 1863. Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded.

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        Battle of Taiheiki.

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        The Great Battle of the Genpei War in the Northern Echizen Province.

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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 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. Near Fine+ ¶ 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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        JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. First edition. Illustrated with 76 black and white plates, including a frontispiece of the author, and 2 maps, one folding. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original sienna cloth lettered and bordered in gilt on the spine, with a gilt vignette on the upper cover, all covers bordered in blind. xxxi, 658 (including appendix), [34 ads]. A handsome and pleasing copy, lightly aged and with far less evidence of use than is normally encountered, very clean and crisp internally. Cloth and hinges in good order, the maps very well preserved, fresh and as pristine, endleaves renewed and corner tips strengthened with new cloth. THE SCARCE LANDMARK WORK OF AFRICAN EXPLORATION FROM THE FIRST EXPLORER TO DISCOVER ONE OF THE MAJOR SOURCES OF THE NILE. After an expedition into eastern Africa in the company of Sir Richard Burton, Speke returned to England to announce his hypothesis that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria Nyanza. However, his fellow geographers, including Burton, were skeptical of this claim. Under the sponsorship of Sir Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society, Speke went back to Africa and Lake Victoria Nyanza, and when he returned home he claimed that this time he had found conclusive evidence that the lake was indeed the source of the great river. This work is his published account of that expedition. It details his day-by-day adventures in his search for the source of the Nile, including myriad accounts of travel experiences such as his enjoyment of courtly life in the native palace in Uganda, expeditions of big game hunting, and, of course, the momentous ascent to the juncture of the lake and the river. For discovering “conclusive proof” that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria Nyanza, he was awarded a gold medal from the Royal Geographic Society. His claims, however, were still widely disputed. In 1864, Burton and James McQueen published jointly THE NILE BASIN which firmly disagreed with Speke’s conclusions. Speke and Burton planned a debate on the issue, but the day prior to the meeting Speke was killed in an untimely hunting accident. His work remains a landmark in Africana literature and an enjoyable reading adventure.

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        La Forza del Destino opera in quattro atti... Poesia di F.M. Piave Rappresentata per la prima volta al Teatro Imperiale Italiano di Pietroburgo il 10 Novembre 1862 Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Fr. 50 [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 34681-34715], [1863]. Folio. 19th century quarter dark red morocco with red textured boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso index of 35 numbers), [3] (blank), 4-315 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Title, cast list, and contents typeset; music engraved. Without publisher's blindstamp. With separate caption title, price, imprint, and pagination to each number; continuous pagination to lower outer corners. Cast includes Barbot as Leonora, Graziani as Don Carlo di Vargas, Tamberlick as Don Alvaro, Nantier-Didiée as Preziosilla, Angelini as Padre Guardiano, and de Bassini as Fra Melitone. Binding worn and shaken; head and tail of spine frayed; tears to foot of spine; front endpaper lacking inner corners and with music seller's handstamp; hinge split following second leaf. Minor foxing; some minor staining to lower edges throughout; tear to lower margin of pp. 297-98; pp. 314-15 partially detached. First complete edition, first issue (printed from plates of earlier separate issues). Rare. Hopkinson 60A(a). Chusid p. 80. Verdi Bolletino II/6, p. 1622 (facsimile of title). Crawford p. 587. Hopkinson is in error in transcribing the fourth line of the title, which reads "musica del maestro cav." not "musica dei maestro cav." La Forza del Destino, an opera in four acts to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Angel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas's play Don Alvaro, o La fuerza del sino, with a scene from Friedrich von Schiller's play Wallensteins Lager, translated by Andrea Maffei, was first performed in St Petersburg at the Imperial Theatre on October 29/November 10, 1862. "After Un ballo in maschera (finished in early 1858), Verdi experienced his most serious compositional hiatus to date, repeatedly telling friends that he had ceased to be a composer and that his farmlands at S Agata now took up all his time. The breakthrough to fresh creativity came in late 1860 when the famous tenor Enrico Tamberlik wrote to Verdi offering him a commission from the Imperial Theatre at St Petersburg... Serious work began on [La Forza] in August 1861 and by November it was more or less complete (except, as usual, for the orchestration, which Verdi still preferred to complete nearer the time of performance, when he had experienced the singers and the theatrical acoustics at first hand). Verdi left for Russia in late 1861, but the première was postponed owing to the illness of the prima donna. He undertook several lengthy European trips during the first half of 1862 and returned to supervise rehearsals at St Petersburg in September of that year. The first performance, which starred Caroline Barbot (Leonora), Francesco Graziani (Carlo), Enrico Tamberlik (Alvaro) and Constance Nantier-Didiée (Preziosilla), was praised in some journals, but was at best only a moderate success..." A revised version, with modifications to the text by Antonio Ghislanzoni was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 27,1869. "The performance was a considerable success and La forza remained a popular element of the repertory during the later years of the 19th century." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        A crisp and sharp photograph of Grant as Major General

      New York?: , c. 1863 - 1864?. New York?, c. 1863 - 1864?. 2.5" x 4". "Carte-de-visite photograph, 2.5"" x 4"", a waist-up portrait of Grant as Major General. E. & H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York credit on verso. Mount bears a nice gilt double-ruled border. Clipped corners, a few light marks to the albumen, else very clean and in fine condition."

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        A DARK NIGHT'S WORK . Copyright Edition

      Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1863 - Small octavo, pp. [1-2] 1-282, nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and pebbled cloth, gray coated endpapers. First continental edition. A "sensation" novel of murder and its consequences. The story was serialized in ALL THE YEAR ROUND in 1863 and published later the same year in book form with other fiction by Smith, Elder & Co. See Hubin (1994), p. 318. Bound without the half title leaf and final imprint leaf. Calf a bit rubbed, small ring stain on front cover, a very good copy. (#151784) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Forza del Destino opera in quattro atti... Poesia di F.M. Piave Rappresentata per la prima volta al Teatro Imperiale Italiano di Pietroburgo il 10 Novembre 1862 Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Fr. 50 [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 34681-34715], 1863. First complete edition, first issue (printed from plates of earlier separate issues). Rare. Hopkinson 60A(a). Chusid p. 80. Verdi Bolletino II/6, p. 1622 (facsimile of title). Crawford p. 587. Hopkinson is in error in transcribing the fourth line of the title, which reads "musica del maestro cav." not "musica dei maestro cav." La Forza del Destino, an opera in four acts to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Angel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas's play Don Alvaro, o La fuerza del sino, with a scene from Friedrich von Schiller's play Wallensteins Lager, translated by Andrea Maffei, was first performed in St Petersburg at the Imperial Theatre on October 29/November 10, 1862. "After Un ballo in maschera (finished in early 1858), Verdi experienced his most serious compositional hiatus to date, repeatedly telling friends that he had ceased to be a composer and that his farmlands at S Agata now took up all his time. The breakthrough to fresh creativity came in late 1860 when the famous tenor Enrico Tamberlik wrote to Verdi offering him a commission from the Imperial Theatre at St Petersburg... Serious work began on [La Forza] in August 1861 and by November it was more or less complete (except, as usual, for the orchestration, which Verdi still preferred to complete nearer the time of performance, when he had experienced the singers and the theatrical acoustics at first hand). Verdi left for Russia in late 1861, but the première was postponed owing to the illness of the prima donna. He undertook several lengthy European trips during the first half of 1862 and returned to supervise rehearsals at St Petersburg in September of that year. The first performance, which starred Caroline Barbot (Leonora), Francesco Graziani (Carlo), Enrico Tamberlik (Alvaro) and Constance Nantier-Didiée (Preziosilla), was praised in some journals, but was at best only a moderate success..." A revised version, with modifications to the text by Antonio Ghislanzoni was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 27,1869. "The performance was a considerable success and La forza remained a popular element of the repertory during the later years of the 19th century." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Folio. 19th century quarter dark red morocco with red textured boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso index of 35 numbers), [3] (blank), 4-315 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Title, cast list, and contents typeset; music engraved. Without publisher's blindstamp. With separate caption title, price, imprint, and pagination to each number; continuous pagination to lower outer corners. Cast includes Barbot as Leonora, Graziani as Don Carlo di Vargas, Tamberlick as Don Alvaro, Nantier-Didiée as Preziosilla, Angelini as Padre Guardiano, and de Bassini as Fra Melitone. Binding worn and shaken; head and tail of spine frayed; tears to foot of spine; front endpaper lacking inner corners and with music seller's handstamp; hinge split following second leaf. Minor foxing; some minor staining to lower edges throughout; tear to lower margin of pp. 297-98; pp. 314-15 partially detached.

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        Index fungorum Britannicorum. A Complete List of Fungi Found in the British Islands to the Present Date. Arranged so as to be applicable either as a check-list or for herbarium labels.

      - London, Robert Hardwicke, (1863). 8vo. (2),+ 58 pp. Dampstain in the corner from p. 52. Publisher?s worn cloth covered cardboard boards. Title label (from the front board) loose. Inscribed and signed by the author to ?Illustris Elias Fries M.D. facile princeps mycologiae? With the owner?s stamp of Th. M. Fries and the bookplate of Nils Fries. A four page prospect for th ?Journal of Botany, British and Foreign? is inserted at the end of the book. Volbracht 401. Stafleu 1196. Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825-1914) was an English botanist and mycologist. He founded the Society of Amateur Botanists and was curator of the mycological collections att the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where his herbarium is now kept. Very fine association copy, with dedication to Elias Fries! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l`escamotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hoglünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist (1863). - Einblattdruck mit gr. Holzschnitt (18 x 21 cm). Blattgr.: 63,5 x 27 cm. Bils führt 51 verschiedene Tricks auf, u. a.: Der magnetische Degen; Die unsichtbar wandernden Tücher, Die tanzenden Metamorphosen, Die Cristallampe etc. - Die Höhepunkte sind wohl: "Die Reise durch die Luft. Nämlich eine Dame soll auf Commando von der Bühne bis zur Gallerie über das Publikum hinwegfliegen"; "Die wunderbare Erscheinung aus der Feenwelt. oder: Aus 2 rohen Hühnereiern 2 lebende Damen hervorwachsen lassen"; "Die unerklärliche Verwandlung eines Herren in eine Dame". - Zum Schluss jeder Vorstellung: Das unvergleichliche Verschwinden einer Dame. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt 2 Szenen einer Vorführung. Adolph Bils stammte aus Kopenhagen (eine anderer Quelle behauptet Potsdam) und besaß mit seinem ebenfalls als Zauberer tätigen Bruder einen Zauberpalast im Tivoli; Auftritte in ganz Europa sind von 1838-1863 verbürgt.

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        Journal Of Mrs. Hepzibeth P. Bruce, Wife Of The Rev. Henry J. Bruce, Missionary To India, On The Voyage From Boston To Bombay.

      Waltham: Josiah Hastings. Poor; Several margins frayed, lacks lower half of wraps & part of map.. 1863. First Edition. Pamphlet. 8vo; Sewn, 54p. , 3 fold map. **The ship Whampoa sailed 30 Oct. 1862 to 3 March 1863. The lacking map segment covers the trip around the Cape of Good Hope, 19 Dec. To 15 January. Four page manuscript account in a letter to their cousin Ellen Goodnow. Two and a half pages are by Hepzibeth and the balance, written ina small hand by husband Henry. "Hepzi's" letter is dated Indian Ocean, Feb. 25, 1863 and Henry's letter is dated the 26th. Her's is 30 lines per page while his is 54 lines per page. OCLC 326582753. .

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        Le Livre des Esprits. Contenant les principes de la doctrine spirite sur l'immortalité de l'âme, la nature des Esprits et leurs rapports avec les hommes ; les lois morales, la vie présente, la vie future et l'avenir de l'humanité. Selon l'enseignement donné par les Esprits supérieurs à l'aide de divers médiums.

      Paris, Didier, 1863. ____ L'ouvrage fondateur du spiritisme. Le Livre des Esprits est composé de 1019 questions et de réponses. La première édition de 1857 ne traitait que de 501 questions. Mention de neuvième édition sur le titre. Marque de provenance au pied du dos "L. Couly". Très bon exemplaire.*-------* Very good copy. In-12. Collation : (4), XLIV, 474, (2) pp. Demi-toile noire, dos à faux nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Poems and Letters.

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1863. 4to, contemporary calf, green morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Mounted albumen photographic frontis portrait and three oval albumen photographic prints. ¶ An elaborate edition of Gray's poetry, with some of his correspondence to Horace Walpole and Gilbert West, nicely illustrated with three albumen prints. This edition was so highly thought of that it was regularly used as a prize book (especially at Eton) and is often encountered, as here, with an extra leaf bound in presenting this book as an award for academic excellence. Binding slightly rubbed; some foxing; handsome copy.

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        [STRIKING AND IMPORTANT CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC CIVIL WAR RECRUITING BROADSIDE FEATURING FREED SLAVES AS UNION SOLDIERS, WITH VERSO READING:] ALL SLAVES WERE MADE FREEMEN BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 1ST, 1863. COME, THEN, ABLE-BODIED COLORED MEN, TO THE NEAREST UNITED STATES CAMP, AND FIGHT FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES

      [Philadelphia, 1863. Chromolithographic broadside, 8 1/4 x 10 inches. A few light marginal damp stains, minor edge wear. Very good, clean and bright. An extraordinary Civil War recruiting broadside featuring an African-American soldier raising a military sword in his right hand, and in his left holding an American flag, to which a banner is affixed reading, "Freedom to the Slave." The background shows African-American children walking to a public school; a young black man sitting in a rocking chair reading a newspaper with a hand plow on the ground beside him, where his children play; a small group of slaves being freed by a black soldier, with one of the former slaves tearing at a Confederate flag while his shackles lie broken at his feet; a regiment of African-American soldiers marches in line at top right, carrying an American flag emblazoned with the words, "U.S. Regt. Colored Troops." After President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation took effect on Jan. 1, 1863, Union forces kicked into high gear the effort to recruit black soldiers. The War Department established the Bureau of Colored Troops in May 1863. Recruitment posters circulated in earnest, focusing on the need for African-Americans to prove their loyalty, demonstrate their manhood, and crush the slave- holding southern states once and for all. Black leaders such as Frederick Douglass contributed language to some of these posters, and recent scholarship suggests he might have written the language for this poster. The Library Company of Philadelphia, as well as Bob Luke and John David Smith in their book, SOLDIERING FOR FREEDOM: HOW THE UNION ARMY RECRUITED, TRAINED, AND DEPLOYED THE U.S. COLORED TROOPS, attribute the present example to the Philadelphia Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments and dates it around early-to-mid-1863. Two slightly different versions of this poster have survived, and this example is the rarer of the two. The more common version adds the lyrics to H.H. Brownell's "John Brown" song underneath the text included in our example. In addition, there are slight variations in the typography of the two versions, and the chromolithograph demonstrates minor differences, as well. Certain background features are more legible in the present example than in the more common variation. We can find five copies of this more common version, at Yale, the Library Company, the Clements Library, the Library of Congress, and Gilder Lehrman; the present example is known in only one other copy, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. OCLC 65402366. Luke, Bob & John David Smith: SOLDIERING FOR FREEDOM: HOW THE UNION ARMY RECRUITED, TRAINED, AND DEPLOYED THE U.S. COLORED TROOPS (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]), p.39.

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        SINAI AND PALESTINE and PART OF, UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA. A TOTAL OF 56 ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS.

      London: William MacKenzie & Co., no date circa 1863. SECOND ENLARGED EDITION circa 1863. FIRST VOLUME and PART OF VOLUME 3 ONLY. Folio, approximately 445 x 320 mm, 17½ x 12½ inches. SINAI AND PALESTINE: 37 albumen photographs (including title page), UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA: 19 albumen photographs (including title page), all mounted on thick paper with paper guards, each with explanatory text, rebound in half burgundy morocco, matching cloth covers, gilt lettered black label to spine, gilt rules to spine and covers, mounted on the first pastedown is a portion of the original cloth binding with the author's name and title in gilt, all edges gilt. All the thick paper that the photographs are mounted on and the text pages have pale brown stains to varying degrees (see attached images), the photographs are all in good condition. A few small repairs to blank margins, not affecting images or text, a few edges have tiny nicks, browning to extreme edges, pages slightly wavy, a good sturdy copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 38, No. 195. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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