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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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        The Loyal Publication Society: 12 volumes (vols 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 37, 38, 43, 70)

      Loyal Publication Society, 1863-01-01. Paperback. Good. 12 issues of the Loyal Publication Society. Most in publisher's wraps. Nos. 7, 24, and 37 lacking wraps. The Loyal Publication Society of New York was established 1863 after a series of Union defeats in the Civil War. The intent of the Society was to disseminate pro-Union articles and bolster the Union cause in the North. Many of the members included the literary and financial elite of New York. The publications were sent to Union soldiers and to Northern newspapers. See: Smith, George Winston. "Broadsides for Freedom: Civil War Propaganda in New England." The New England Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3. (Sep., 1948), pp. 291–312. "One of the most valuable union organizations in this City is the Loyal Publication Society, of which Dr. FRANCIS LIEBER is President, and JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS, JR., Secretary. Without having any other political character than such as attaches to loyalty, this Society is doing an excellent work in the publication of tracts, essays and addresses calculated to arouse devotion to the country, loyalty to the Government, and determined resistance to the enemies of the Union and of human rights. Its list of publications, including several in German and French, number above fifty pamphlets and tracts, written by the ablest statesmen and scholars. These may be obtained at cost price, on application to the Society, at No. 833 Broadway, where information in regard to the objects and working of the institution will be readily given. The Loyal Publication Society deserves the support of every patriotic citizen who appreciates the importance of enlightening public sentiment as to the real objects of the war and the duties of a true loyalty." - The New York Times, September 24, 1864. Titles of issues are: Contents: No. 7: Character and Results of the War. How to Prosecute and how to End it.; No. 8: Separation: War without End; No. 10: A Few Words in Behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States; No. 14: The Preservation of the Union. A National Economic Necessity; No. 15: Elements of Discord in Secessia, etc, etc.; No. 16: No Party Now; But All For our Country; No. 24: Patriotism, A Christian Virtue;; No. 27: Nullification and Compromise; A Retrospective View.; No. 37: How the South Rejected Compromise in the Peace Conference of 1864; No. 38: Letters on our National Struggle; No. 43: Antwort der Kerren; No. 70: Letters From Europe Touching the American Contest

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        The Loyal Publication Society: 12 volumes (vols. 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 37, 38, 43, 70)

      Loyal Publication Society 1863 - 12 issues of the Loyal Publication Society. Most in publisher's wraps. Nos. 7, 24, and 37 lacking wraps. The Loyal Publication Society of New York was established 1863 after a series of Union defeats in the Civil War. The intent of the Society was to disseminate pro-Union articles and bolster the Union cause in the North. Many of the members included the literary and financial elite of New York. The publications were sent to Union soldiers and to Northern newspapers. See: Smith, George Winston. "Broadsides for Freedom: Civil War Propaganda in New England." The New England Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3. (Sep., 1948), pp. 291?312. "One of the most valuable union organizations in this City is the Loyal Publication Society, of which Dr. FRANCIS LIEBER is President, and JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS, JR., Secretary. Without having any other political character than such as attaches to loyalty, this Society is doing an excellent work in the publication of tracts, essays and addresses calculated to arouse devotion to the country, loyalty to the Government, and determined resistance to the enemies of the Union and of human rights. Its list of publications, including several in German and French, number above fifty pamphlets and tracts, written by the ablest statesmen and scholars. These may be obtained at cost price, on application to the Society, at No. 833 Broadway, where information in regard to the objects and working of the institution will be readily given. The Loyal Publication Society deserves the support of every patriotic citizen who appreciates the importance of enlightening public sentiment as to the real objects of the war and the duties of a true loyalty." - The New York Times, September 24, 1864. Titles of issues are: Contents: No. 7: Character and Results of the War. How to Prosecute and how to End it.; No. 8: Separation: War without End; No. 10: A Few Words in Behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States; No. 14: The Preservation of the Union. A National Economic Necessity; No. 15: Elements of Discord in Secessia, etc, etc.; No. 16: No Party Now; But All For our Country; No. 24: Patriotism, A Christian Virtue;; No. 27: Nullification and Compromise; A Retrospective View.; No. 37: How the South Rejected Compromise in the Peace Conference of 1864; No. 38: Letters on our National Struggle; No. 43: Antwort der Kerren; No. 70: Letters From Europe Touching the American Contest [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Views in the Seven Ioanian islands

      London,Edward Lear 1863 - First edition, folio 34,5x 51 cms.Original green pebble-grain cloth with original spine expertly restored. Gilt lettered on the front cover, yellow endpapers.Tinted lithographic title page with small vignette representing a view of Corfu and 20 tinted lithographs plates each with its explanatory page,introductory page , list of plates and subscribers list at the end of the book. This book was edited by Lear after his stay in the Ionian islands in 1854 where he was quite prolific taking sketches and drawings. Lear was able to represent the quietness and gorgeous landscapes and hills of the islands. The book was printed in 300 copies and nowadays became rare in the book market. A very nice and clean copy with very small restorations basically in the corners and margins of some plates. Blackmer 987,Weber 1183 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Address Delivered at the Funeral of Nathaniel Fillmore

      1863. First Edition . Signed. (FILLMORE, Millard) HOSMER, George W. An Address Delivered at the Funeral of Nathaniel Fillmore, Esq. of Aurora, Erie County, N.Y. Buffalo: Franklin Steam Printing House, 1863. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, sewn as issued; pp. (4) 14 (2). Housed in custom half morocco slipcase. $1800.First edition of a eulogy delivered at the funeral of Millard FillmoreÂ’s father, presentation copy inscribed by the former President on the front wrapper, “N.E. Hist. & Genealogical Register, with the regards of Millard Fillmore.” With postmarked autograph free frank panel addressed to the “New England Historical and Genealogical Register & Antiquarian Journal, Boston, Massachusetts” and signed by Fillmore tipped in.Unitarian minister George Hosmer praises Millard Fillmore's father Nathaniel as ""a leader and a judge among the pioneersÂ… who represents to us a departed generation, which by toil and sacrifice turned the wilderness into homes for usÂ… Very sad it is to see these white-haired leaders of our procession of life pass on down the hill and disappear."" Hosmer and Millard Fillmore enjoyed a long and close friendship, despite Hosmer's disagreement with the nation's 13th president on several issues, notably the Fugitive Slave Act Fillmore signed into law as part of the Compromise of 1850. Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is the United States' oldest and largest genealogical society, and its Register is the oldest journal in American genealogy. The postmark on the free frank panel indicates Fillmore sent this pamphlet to the Society two weeks after the funeral. Bibliographic pencil notation to last, blank page.Text block expertly reattached to wrapper. Light fold to text block, free frank panel and wrappers. A near-fine inscribed presentation copy.

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        Saint Paul Directory for 1863

      Saint Paul, MN: A. Bailey, Publisher. Good. 1863. City directory for Saint Paul, Minnesota. Several pages of advertisements at front and rear. Boards are rubbed on edges, gutters starting to crack a bit, corners bumped and starting to fray. Interior has a few stray pencil marks, Stated Volume I, but there are no references to other volumes within the text so this may merely mean that it is the first from this publisher. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 170 pp .

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        One of the finest and most attractive Vicksburg's "The Daily Citizen" editions, printed on wallpaper with a decorative floral motif

      Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2, 1863. 10" x 18". "The July 2nd edition of ""The Daily Citizen"", issued July 4, 1863, printed on the back sheet of wallpaper, green, beige and burgundy floral print. Ulysses S. Grant's long and difficult siege of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg made paper unobtainable there, and as early as June 16, the newspaper's proprietor had resorted to printing on the blank sides of sheets of wallpaper. By July 2nd, after prolonged bombardment, the siege was clearly nearing its inevitable end. But there is no hint of this in the ""Daily Citizen"" printed that day, which remains jaunty, spirited and defiantly rebel. In the middle of Column 3, the Confederate printer joked ""...the great Ulysses - the Yankee Generalissimo, surnamed Grant - has expressed his intention of dining in Vicksburg on Saturday next, and celebrating the 4th of July by a grand dinner and so forth. When asked if he would invite Gen. Jo. Johnston to join he said 'No! for fear there will be a row at the table.' Ulysses must get into the city before he dines in it. The way to cook rabbit is 'first to catch the rabbit'..."" When Grant and his men did occupy Vicksburg on July 2nd, after Pemberton's surrender, the type used by the newspaper's proprietor to print his last issue was still standing, giving the Federals the opportunity for a famous bit a wartime levity. They reset the bottom 14 lines of Column 4, adding a note dated July 4: ""Two days bring about great changes. The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has 'caught the rabbit', and he did bring his dinner with him...This is the last wallpaper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them...It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity."" In fact, a number of facsimiles of the July 4 issue exist. But this copy conforms in every detail to the points which define the genuine issue, as enumerated in the Library of Congress, Periodical Division, Information Circular 3. The last two inferior examples sold recently for $5,400 and $6,500. Some toning and usual repairs but overall superior appearance."

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        Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel'iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor's help]

      [Russian Empire, probably St. Petersburg] 1863 - Folio (21.5 × 17.5 cm). Half red leather; marbled boards; original ink manuscript to rectos and versos; 198, Vi pp. With three color tables bound with the text and a list of color names in Russian, French and English on seven folding leaves bound after the text, only partially colored in. Rebacked, with repair to binding and raised boards (using lighter card stock); text lightly toned. A contemporary manuscript copy of Alexander Maslov's 1857 work, which was evidently the first Russian guide to watercolor painting. Maslov's book, published in 1859, was never reprinted and is not recorded in KVK or OCLC. It introduces would-be artists to basic techniques of drawing and painting, explaining different types of perspective, color harmony, mixing and reflection (reflet). He describes the required tools in great depth, detailing suitable brands of paper, pencils, brushes and pigments, listing leading brands of the day, such as Faber and Mordan, and naming their Russian suppliers. Particular attention is given to the properties, advantages and shortcomings of various color pigments, followed by a list of 108 basic colors and hues (together with a partially colored table). Other chapters present the art of composition, sketching and painting. Maslov describes how to depict objects such as fruits and flowers, human anatomy and faces, landscapes and more complex compositions, often in astonishing and amusing detail: for instance, he provides pointers for drawing nineteen essential flower types. The bound-in color charts provide the English and French names of the main colors, as well pointers on the best brands. According to the embossed stamp on the title page, the manuscript was prepared by one Viktor A. Vinster, of whom we can find no trace. Not in KVK, OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of The Discovery Of The Source Of The Nile

      First Edition,1863. Published by William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh and London).Original brown cloth cover with gilt lettering; many engraved plates; includes original folded map in pocket inside back cover.JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from E.M. Lawson & Co. Additional photos available.

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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]

      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. . Very Good. 1863. First Edition.

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        The Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic : being the newest tricks of deception, developed and illustrated, with an exposure of the practices made use of by professional card players, blacklegs, and gamblers ; To which is added The magic of spirit Rapping

      Great Wizard of the North 100th edition of Parlour Magic and 30th edition of Spirit wrapping. Printed in London by R.S. Francis. 95 page hardcover, published around 1863. The book is good with wear to the covers, bumped corners, somw wear to the hinges, pieces missing from the top and bottom of the spine, the owner's name inside, a corner missing from the illustration opposite the title page and some foxing to the pages. There is no dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce book.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Atlas zu Süd-Bayerns Lethaea Geognostica. Einhundert Tafeln enthaltend 1758 Original-Abbildungen und 2 Karten.

      Leipzig : Verlag von Leopold Voss., 1863. Tafeln: I-LXXXVI, 2 (Falt-Karten).Tafelband apart. Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. Q-056 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Modern Democratic Creed! Letter of John Brodhead, Democratic Candidate for City Treasurer…

      [1863]., [Philadelphia}: 1863 - Letterpress broadside, 18 7/8" x 11 3/4", bold black type for highlighted words. Paper evenly toned, some wrinkling, considerable archival conservation and restoration with archival paper repair; despite the imperfections it is still a decent copy with a nice impression. This appears to fall into the political dirty tricks department in an election between John Brodhead and Henry Bumm for city treasurer in Philadelphia. The broadside is supposed to highlight a letter from John Brodhead to Jefferson Davis in 1860. It has strong racist overtones, as Brodhead supposedly requests a position in Nicaragua, so he can "help open it up to civilization and Niggers." He goes on to state he is "tired of being a white slave at the North, and long for a home in the sunny South." These kinds of political tricks were not uncommon during the Civil War period (perhaps that's still true today), and the racist overtones would certainly not help one's chances in a Northern election.

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        Excursions

      , 1863. 1863. First Edition . THOREAU, Henry David. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Small octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, edges gilt, brown endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition, in original cloth with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait.Excursions was collected from various sources by Thoreau's sister, Sophia E. Thoreau. It was published the year after Thoreau's death and includes a eulogy delivered at his funeral by Emerson, here included as a preface. After leaving Walden Pond, Thoreau became more of a naturalist, taking trips to Cape Cod and Canada and using his experiences as material for an article entitled ""Excursion to Canada"" in Putnam's Monthly in 1853. ""He toured Cape Cod on foot late in 1849, spent a week in Canada in 1850, went in 1853 on his second journey into Maine. Four of his posthumous books derive…from these expeditions: Excursions (1863), The Maine Woods (1864), Cape Cod (1865), and A Yankee in Canada (1866)."" In Borst's cloth 2, no priority established. Only 1588 copies were printed in the first edition, of which 1500 were bound. BAL 20111. Borst A3.1.a. Owner signature.Faint foxing to frontispiece; original cloth exceptionally crisp, bright and beautiful, with only most minor wear to spine extremities. A fine copy.

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        One page autograph letter regarding General Charles "Chinese" Gordon's campaign against the Taipings which helped him earn the nickname "Chinese" a few short months later

      Quinsan, July 17, 1863. folio. "The letter was written on July 17, 1863 in Quinsan during Gordon's campaign against the Taipings reporting the death of a fellow officer and asking Ewing to wind up his affairs in Shanghai. ""He was a little out of sorts yesterday morning but no one thought anything of it till 12 noon when he came up in a hurried way to Moffit's room and laid down. From that hour he sank gradually without pain, and apparently perfectly sensible to the last half hour before his death, when he fell into a sort of stupor, and although I was holding his pulse when he died it was only by seeing the cessation of respiration that you could tell he had passed away . . ."" In 1860, Gordon was posted to China as part of the Allied Expeditionary Force that was fighting the 2nd Opium War. Once peace was made with the Chinese Emperor, Gordon was appointed as the Commander of the 'Ever Victorious Army', a force of mercenaries that was led by European Officers. The EVA was trying to suppress the Taiping rebellion, this was a rebellion against the Manchus led by a 'messiah' who was trying to set up 'god's kingdom on Earth. Gordon injected discipline and 'steel' into the force. The EVA became a feared force and was instrumental in ending the rebellion. Gordon led the EVA into battle from the front carrying only a walking stick. When Gordon refused to allow the EVA to loot captured cities as the Manchus allowed, the EVA mutinied. Gordon suppressed the mutiny by first shooting dead one of the ringleaders and then threatening to shoot one of the mutineers an hour until the mutiny was over. It was over inside the hour. Soochow was captured by the EVA in 1864 after the Taipings surrendered to Gordon when he offered them safe conduct. Gordon was away on business when the Manchus had the Wangs, the leaders of the Taipings, executed. Gordon was furious and promptly resigned his command. He only returned after being implored by the British and promoted to the rank of Mandarin in the Chinese army. He refused an offer of 100,000 gold pieces by the emperor. This reinforced Gordon's reputation as being incorruptible. Gordon became known as 'Chinese Gordon' in England. The British rewarded him with a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel and he became a Companion of Honour."

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        Biographical Sketches

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green 1863 - Spine slightly nicked and worn at head, corners bumped. Inscribed on the half-title, "Ly. [?] Ashburton from the author"; stamp of Melchet Court, Romsey, and binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants. The recipient is presumably the second Lord Ashburton's second wife, née Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF SAMUEL WALKER, KEPT ABOARD THE U.S. GUNBOAT KINEO ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DURING THE CIVIL WAR]

      [North Louisiana & southern Mississippi], 1863. [33]pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Some light wear and soiling. Initially quite legible, though handwriting devolves somewhat. Very good. The U.S.S. Kineo was one of the so-called "90-day gunboats" launched in Portland in 1861. She was a single screw, schooner-rigged vessel, and she came equipped with an eleven-inch Dahlgren smoothbore, two twenty-four pounders, and a twenty-pounder Parrot rifle. Within the past year (1862), she had taken part in the captures of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In the period covered in the present account, she was involved as a seasoned veteran in heated action in the area of Donaldsville, after which, in mid-August, the battered gunboat was sent north for repairs. Walker faithfully records the sailing up and down the Mississippi and all the encounters with rebels, other ships, and conflicts they run into. Walker's account begins, in red ink, "In the stream off New Orleans, La Wednesday [sic] July the 1st 1863," as they learn of an impending attack by "some three hundred rebels 72 miles above." They steam upriver at full speed and arrive in time to fire on the rebels, learning only the next day the collateral of the civilian casualties. Walker writes, "We had unfortunately killed a negro and wounded a yellow woman his wife." The action continues at a torrid pace for two weeks. During this period there is heavy fighting almost every day, with detailed accounts of both the ships shelling attacks and the hot fire they take from shore in return. At times this extraordinary period reads like something out of APOCALYPSE NOW. When it is over, they anchor at New Orleans, where they go on shore leave: "We drove to the Lake and all had a good bath together, we then refreshed ourselves with wines fruits &c." Walker gives a good account of the activities in port, and of shipboard events and rumors, such as the one "that we are soon going up the river, perhaps as high as St. Louis." He also discovers that "a certain lady by all appearances very respectable had been making inquiries for me." This romance, however, comes to nothing. The Kineo enters dry dock to have her shaft repaired and her propeller replaced. While repairs are being performed, Walker keeps a sharp eye on ships passing, troops and prisoners moving, prizes landing, and all other events of a busy wartime port - not the least of which are the comings and goings of mail ships. By the end of July the fleet engineer has more or less condemned the Kineo and they receive orders to head north. There is then a break of seven days, and the journal resumes on Aug. 8. After another week's worth of reports about the goings-on of New Orleans, their repairs are completed. Beginning on Aug. 15, Walker records their perilous journey north, arriving at Baltimore on the 25th. Here they are paid and go on liberty, awaiting their eventual discharge or reassignment. Although it at first appears fragmentary, and is missing some pages, this is in fact a complete account of a very exciting period in a young seaman's like. His Protection Certificate, dated 1856, identifies Walker as being "twenty years or thereabouts" and hailing from Harwich, Massachusetts. All told, an interesting accounting of time spent aboard a Union gunboat patrolling the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area.

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        Special orders No. 139 [.] the following officers, non-commissioned officers and privates are announced as the officers of the First Regiment of West Tennessee Infantry of African descent.

      Headquarters, 16th Army Corps, Memphis 1863 - Special Order establishing the first unit of colored troops in Tennessee, some months following the Union's victory at the Battle of Memphis, which effectively ended Con- federate control of the state. The First Regiment West Tennessee Infantry (AD) mustered in June of 1863; in early 1864 they were combined with the First Alabama Infantry (colored) to form the 59th Colored Infantry. The unit fought with distinction in a number of major battles, notably the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Missis- sippi, which though a crushing defeat for the Union was one of the first battles in which a regiment composed entirely of former slaves saw direct action.The emancipation of enslaved African-Americans that followed the Union's occupation of Tennessee was, at best, a double-edged sword. In his Brief Sketch of the Organization and Services of the Fifty-Ninth Regiment (Dayton: 1883), the unit's Commanding Officer Rob- ert Cowden recounts the methods by which colored troops were raised in Tennessee [and, presumably, in other occupied slave states]: ".recruits were collect- ed from plantations and from camps.all the field and staff, commissioned and non-commissioned, as well as all the line officers and first sergeants of companies, were white men.The plan for 'persuading' recruits while it could hardly be called the shot-gun policy was equal- ly as convincing, and never failed to get the 'recruit.' The negroes were held as property by their masters, and were appropriated as such, along with mules and horses, which were put in the same list and confiscated as a 'mil- itary necessity'.in this way, in the space of six weeks, the entire command was made up, without the expense of a single dollar to the Government."The current broadside descends from the estate of Lt.- Col. Robert E. Phillips, who was second in command of the West Tennessee Colored Infantry until his retire- ment in December of 1863. It is offered together with two other 19th-century documents relating to Phillips's military career and later life, including an 1884 quartz mining claim in Placer County, California, where Phil- lips presumably lived out his days.This document rare; not separately catalogued in the collection of any OCLC member institution, and ap- parently not reproduced of the Official Records of the War of Rebellion. Broadsheet 7-1/2" x 5", printed on both sides of a single leaf. Old folds; discoloration and scattered foxing; a Good, well-preserved example. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      1863. First Edition . BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark brown cloth rebacked with original spines laid down, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Splendid first edition of BurtonÂ’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth.Out of BurtonÂ’s four-year appointment as British consul in West Africa (1861-65) came nine volumes of books under five titles. Wanderings in West Africa describes the outward journey from Liverpool to consular headquarters on the Spanish Island of Fernando Po off the coast of Cameroon. Ports of call include Madeira, Tenerife, Freetown, Cape Palmas, Cape Coast, Accra, Lagos and Bonny (at the mouth of the Niger). “It apparently was BurtonÂ’s original intention to entirely suppress his name from [this] work” (Penzer, 71-72). As in all copies, BurtonÂ’s name does not appear on the title pages; as is usual, this copy bears the spine imprints “R.F. Burton” (only five copies are known lacking the name on the spines). Ex-library, with very small library stamp on each title page and ink notation on each copyright page. Bookseller tickets.Text generally fine; expert paper repairs to fragile folding map. Cloth exceptionally fresh, gilt bright. About-fine, scarce in this condition.

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        Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel’iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor’s help]. Contemporary manuscript copy with partially filled-in color tables.

      [Russian Empire, probably St. Petersburg] 1863 - Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel’iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor’s help]. Folio (21.5 × 17.5 cm). Half red leather; marbled boards; original ink manuscript to rectos and versos; 198, Vi pp. With three color tables bound with the text and a list of color names in Russian, French and English on seven folding leaves bound after the text, only partially colored in. Rebacked, with repair to binding and raised boards (using lighter card stock); text lightly toned. A contemporary manuscript copy of Alexander Maslov’s 1857 work, which was evidently the first Russian guide to watercolor painting. Maslov’s book, published in 1859, was never reprinted and is not recorded in KVK or OCLC. It introduces would-be artists to basic techniques of drawing and painting, explaining different types of perspective, color harmony, mixing and reflection (reflet). He describes the required tools in great depth, detailing suitable brands of paper, pencils, brushes and pigments, listing leading brands of the day, such as Faber and Mordan, and naming their Russian suppliers. Particular attention is given to the properties, advantages and shortcomings of various color pigments, followed by a list of 108 basic colors and hues (together with a partially colored table). Other chapters present the art of composition, sketching and painting. Maslov describes how to depict objects such as fruits and flowers, human anatomy and faces, landscapes and more complex compositions, often in astonishing and amusing detail: for instance, he provides pointers for drawing nineteen essential flower types. The bound-in color charts provide the English and French names of the main colors, as well pointers on the best brands. According to the embossed stamp on the title page, the manuscript was prepared by one Viktor A. Vinster, of whom we can find no trace. Not in KVK, OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Excursions

      1863. First Edition . THOREAU, Henry David. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Small octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, edges gilt, brown endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition, in original cloth with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait.Excursions was collected from various sources by Thoreau's sister, Sophia E. Thoreau. It was published the year after Thoreau's death and includes a eulogy delivered at his funeral by Emerson, here included as a preface. After leaving Walden Pond, Thoreau became more of a naturalist, taking trips to Cape Cod and Canada and using his experiences as material for an article entitled ""Excursion to Canada"" in Putnam's Monthly in 1853. ""He toured Cape Cod on foot late in 1849, spent a week in Canada in 1850, went in 1853 on his second journey into Maine. Four of his posthumous books deriveÂ…from these expeditions: Excursions (1863), The Maine Woods (1864), Cape Cod (1865), and A Yankee in Canada (1866)."" In Borst's cloth 2, no priority established. Only 1588 copies were printed in the first edition, of which 1500 were bound. BAL 20111. Borst A3.1.a. Owner signature.Faint foxing to frontispiece; original cloth exceptionally crisp, bright and beautiful, with only most minor wear to spine extremities. A fine copy.

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        Sechzig Jahre". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript.

      Wien, [um 1863]. - Titel und 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Qu.-Folio. Vertonung von Justinus Kerners Gedicht "Sechzig Jahre" in e-Moll für Klavier mit unterlegtem Text: "Immer wird mir todesbang, wenn ich überschlag', daß ich sechzig Jahre lang meine Nase trag' [.]". - Laut einem Vermerk am Titel war Vesques Lied offenbar als dritter Teil eines Zyklus unter dem Titel "Greisen-Gefühle" gedacht und wäre "auch als Duplicat der Singstimme zu gebrauchen" gewesen. - Aus der Sammlung des Musikwissenschaftlers und Robert Schumann-Forschers Friedrich Gustav Jansen (1831-1910) und am Titel handschriftlich von ihm bezeichnet: "Autograph von Dr. jur. J. Freiherr Vesque von Püttlingen, pseud. J. Hoven". - Etwas angestaubt und fleckig und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Fine collection of six Autograph Letters Signed to James McCARROLL (Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American Writer)

      -1889 1863 - (1814-1892, Canadian Journalist, Poet, Musician and Inventor, in particular popular for his poems and comic letters in the Irish brogue) and one printed letter from Dr. Holmes in the third person with autograph additions, Holmes commends his verses and McCarroll's last book of poems 'Madeline', 1889, with a copy of 'Madeline' inscribed by McCarroll to his stepson Henry W. Dolmage, four letters have autograph envelopes to addresses in Canada, New York or Chicago, with two separate autograph envelopes, and a checklist, together 16 sides 8vo., 6 envelopes and McCarroll's 'Madeline', Boston or Beverly Farms (on Massachusetts' North Shore), neatly mounted together in a small volume, then encased with the book in a red cloth box and slipcase CHECKLIST 1. 29th November 1863, Boston. Responding to a letter and poem Holmes had been sent which he has read "with care and interest .", he explains that there is a misunderstanding that he is "connected with the editorial department of the 'Atlantic'. This is an error, I am not and never have been. It is my rule in these cases to send the articles to the Publishers, recommending them whenever they deserve it to his attention, but not pressing if for acceptance . I find this poem of yours delicate, melodious, graceful, well-wrought - perhaps a little over fanciful .", he promises to send it on "to Mr James T. Fields, of the firm of Ticknor & Fields", but says that "It is only fair to say that the pressure of poetry for admission to the pages of the Atlantic is very great, so that much which is deserving is declined for want of a special adaptation and much which is adapted is declined for want of room .", 3 sides 8vo., torn at folds. 36145-21,1 (sides 2,3) 2. 2nd December no year, perhaps about 1864, Boston. Autograph Envelope addressed to McCarroll at 54 Bay Street, Toronto, bearing in McCarroll's hand in pencil 'Longfellow to Miss Gould', Hannah Flagg Gould (1788-1865, poetess, of Newburyport, Massachusetts), who for half a century entertained distinguished authors that sought her acquaintance. 36145-18 3. 24th May 1866, Boston. Holmes finds McCarroll's verses "fluent, graceful, fanciful, shewing as I should think, a good deal of practice too, as a practical artist", he will hand them "to Mr James T. Fields . as the Editor of the Atlantic with whom I am only concerned as a contributor . As Mr Fields is the leading publisher, proprietor and chief editor, I do not feel any right to meddle with his affairs or to try to influence his judgment, knowing that he understands what he wants for the Magazine a great deal better than I can teach him. The most I can probably do is to give a kindly introduction . and this I shall do for you with great pleasure", which is "the only position I can take with any comfort to myself or any justice to him. I cannot . stand between him and his correspondents, many of whom, of course, are over sanguine in their expectations and whom it is not my business to disenchant of their illusions", Mr. Fields' answer "will be addressed directly to you. If it leads to any further arrangement or correspondence I shall consider that you are in established communication with each other . Pray excuse my precise way of doing business. But for this I should have the cares and responsibilities of an Editor without any of his compensation". 4 sides 8vo. 4. 18th August no year, circa 1870, Boston. Autograph Envelope to McCarroll, at the Office of Watson's Art Journal [so titled from 1867], 746 Broadway, New York, bearing in pencil 'Holmes' in McCarroll's hand. 36145-2 5. 30th December 1870, Boston. Thanking McCarroll for "your pleasant remembrance of me in the Art Journal ." and for "your spiritual lines recalling the old Christmas. As I look out from my new house on the wintry landscape, the picture of the old hall and the yule log and the wassail bowl . brings back all my romantic associations with the old festival which again give way to the better realities of "The land of the r [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Life of William Blake

      1863. First Edition . (BLAKE, William) GILCHRIST, Alexander. Life of William Blake, ""Pictor Ignotus."" London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863. Two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th-century three-quarter brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2300.First edition of this important early biography, profusely illustrated with photolithographic plates after Blake, frontispiece portrait and folding frontispiece of the Canterbury pilgrims. With three prints taken from original woodblocks and 16 impressions from Blake’s original electrotype plates. An important edition, publishing for the first time 29 Blake poems from a manuscript notebook in the possession of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.""In a visit to London, a sight of some of Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job decided Alexander Gilchrist to undertake a life of the artist. He had previously only known the illustrations to Blair's 'Grave' and Allan Cunningham's life of the artist. He now resolved to write a full life of Blake"" (DNB). Following Gilchrist's untimely death in 1861 from scarlet fever, the remaining work was completed by his wife Anne, with the editorial assistance of the brothers Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti. It features numerous illustrations from Blake's works, mostly reproduced through photolithography or in facsimile, with three prints, however, made from original woodblocks and with the 16 illustrations of the ""Songs"" pulled from the original electrotypes of the copperplates. This edition also includes a body of Blake's poetry and prose selected by Dante Rossetti, and an annotated catalogue of his pictorial works. Among the poems are 29 previously unpublished pieces, all taken from a manuscript notebook of Blake's, purchased by Rossetti in 1847. One of these obscure poems, ""Broken Love,"" inspired Rossetti to exclaim, ""never perhaps have the agony and perversity of sundered affection been more powerfully expressed."" Bentley 1680A. One inner hinge expertly reinforced. About-fine condition.

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        Signed and inscribed copy of "I Spanien".

      Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1863. - 8vo. (6), 309 pp. Bound with both orig. wrappers in later half morocco. First edition. Inscribed by the author on frontwrapper. - Dedicated to Therese Henriques (1833-1883), in whose home Hans Christian Andersen was a frequent visitor during the last 15 years of his life. The home was full of life and happy days as a large circle of both Danish and foreign musicians and artists visited the salons and parties held there. The friendship with Henriques was actually established in August Bournonville's home, where the poet first heard the young, talented Therese Henriques play the piano. Immediately, a warm friendship between the two was kindled, and it would last a lifetime. - Provenance: Descendants of Henriques family. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        35-star US flag

      1863. (WEST VIRGINIA). Thirty-five star U.S. flag. No place: 1863. Glazed cotton printed flag measuring 28 1/4 by 19 1/4 inches, with five-point stars arrayed in a double-medallion pattern with haloed center star; top and bottom stripes red, blue canton extends to the seventh [red] stripe and rests on the eighth [white] stripe; window framed; entire piece measures 30 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches. $18,000.35-star American parade flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, in a handsome window frame.""West Virginia became the second state, following Maine, to break away from an existing state, precipitated by the refusal of most of its counties to be party to Virginia's secession. In 1861, West Virginia found Virginia's secession illegal and formed a new state government in Wheeling, even electing two senators to Congress… President Lincoln approved West Virginia's Enabling Act at the end of 1862, with the caveat that abolition be written into the state's constitution. And on June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state"" (Keim & Keim, 124). The 35-star flag was officially replaced two years later, after Nevada became the 36th state in 1864 (Nevada's flag did not become official until July 4, 1865). Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson served under the 35-star flag. ""While Civil War flags escaped much of the mortal rigidity of mechanical mass production, their artistic merit was more particularly due to the delicate design relationship of the elements and to numerous subtle details—such as the directions of the arms of the stars, which are never entirely regimented, as they are on modern flags. And truly no modern replica can either do justice to the artistic character, or render the 'patina,' of one of these antique flags"" (Mastai & Mastai, 124). The stars are arrayed in a double-medallion pattern flanked by corner stars. The large, haloed center star is believed to represent the new state (see Pierce Collection, 19; Druckman & Kohn, 22). Smaller in size than a standard flag, ""parade flags were ephemeral—made to be used only once during a specific event and then discarded"" (Druckman & Kohn, 22). Such flags were also called ""hand-wavers,"" since they were waved at parades and political rallies. Fraying and some loss to flag hoist. Expected soiling and staining; colors bright. An exceptional Civil War flag.

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        HIGHLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("Ch. Darwin") [to Thomas Rivers]. Directly Dealing with Core Concerns of the Theory of Evolution: Inheritance, Natural Selection, the Struggle for Existence.

      Down, Bromley, Kent, Saturday [14 Feb 1863]. A fine autograph letter signed by Charles Darwin, Dealing with Core Concerns of the Theory of Evolution: Inheritance, Natural Selection, the Struggle for Existence, on his personalized stationery. 8vo (8" x 5"), 3 pages A finely preserved letter without damage or condition problems. "IT IS CAPITAL FOR MY PURPOSE!" AN EXCELLENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CHARLES DARWIN, Directly Dealing with Core Concerns of the Theory of Evolution: Inheritance, Natural Selection, the Struggle for Existence. Thomas Rivers (1798-1877) ran a large tree and flower nursery in Hertfordshire. Rivers wrote several noted books on horticulture and published frequently in garden journals. He corresponded with Darwin and sent him specimens in 1862-63 (?); and later on performed several breeding experiments on Darwin’s behalf. Darwin references Rivers frequently in his Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication – calling him “a great authority.”In the present letter, Darwin responds to the “capital facts” in Rivers’ letter of 3 Feb 1863. Rivers’ letter, which is only partially extant, references Darwin’s Origin and provides observations on “selection” in the growth of seedlings. In the extant portion of his 4 Feb. letter, River makes the general observation of how a patch of seedling trees begin all equal, but in succeeding years some grow taller or root more deeply, thus outstripping the others – to which Darwin here responds: “What you say of seedlings conquering each other well illustrates the ‘struggle for existence’ and ‘natural selection’. I have often & often looked at a crowd of natural seedlings with just such feelings & reflexions as yours.”The non-extant portion of Rivers letter is only to be inferred from Darwin’s own letter, but it appears that Rivers has transmitted more specific information on inheritance in Ash and Thorn trees – to which Darwin responds: “You could not by any possibility have given me a more curious case of inheritance than that of the Ash, which produced weeping seedlings & itself lost the weeping peculiarity! It is capital for my purpose. I am also very glad to hear of the Thorn…. I wish I could get authentic information on the weeping Elm.” Darwin also tells Rivers that he has kept note of Rivers’ 1838 published report that of “20,000 or 30,000 seedlings from the common weeping ash,” none of them inherited the weeping characteristic. In December 1859, Charles Darwin had introduced to the world a radical theory of evolution and how and why species adapt to their environment in his groundbreaking document The Origin of Species. Two descriptive terms embody Darwin’s entire thesis: natural selection and struggle for life. Both describe the natural tendency for species to adapt to their environment, with the premise that those which can better adapt have a better chance of survival, thanks to genetic modifications in their DNA for such environmental adaptation. The concept of an incremental progression of living species to improve and modify to their surroundings was termed “natural selection.” His other fundamental phrase was “struggle to survive.” Both have become synonymous with The Origin of Species and its pertinent evolutionary theory. Amongst Darwin’s 15,000 letters now being published, researched, documented and analyzed by the scholars of the Darwin Correspondence Project in Cambridge, United Kingdom, the combination of both terms in the author’s hand is exceedingly rare, with only 14 documented occurrences [www.darwinproject.ac.uk/advanced-search]. However, these terms presented in the same sentences is 4/14. Of these four, only one has the prophetic words within quotation marks, expressing Darwin’s intense attachment and dedication to this premise and theory. Our letter is amongst the latter [http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/editors-blog/2014/08/12/featured-correspondent-thomas-rivers/]. There are no letters written in Darwin’s hand which combine all three of the following: struggle for life, natural selection, and survival of the fittest. By comparison, only two letters addressed to Darwin include this content, one each from Alfred R. Wallace (1866) and the other from Charles Lyell (1869) [darwinproject.ac.uk]. Darwin initiated the correspondence Rivers in 1862 in a typically modest and apologetic manner: “My name may possibly be known to you ….” “Several times I thought I would write…but did not know whether you would think me too intrusive” (23 and 28 December 1862). Darwin was always conscious of the pressure of time upon his correspondents who were in trades or professions, and who lacked the independent means that he possessed as a wealthy gentleman. He was grateful for the contact, remarking that he had read “every scrap” that Rivers had written. Darwin quickly grew bolder with his inquiries:I have little compunction for being so troublesome, —not more than a grand Inquisitor has in torturing a Heretic—for am I not doing a real good public service in screwing crumbs of knowledge out of your wealth of information? (11 January 1863) Rivers and Darwin eventually exchanged around 30 letters, most falling in 1863, when Darwin was hard at work on the manuscript of Variation of Plants and Animals under Domestication, the lengthy and detailed sequel to The Origin of Species. Rivers, an experienced plant breeder and hybridist, supplied Darwin with detailed information about bud variation in fruit trees, strawberries, roses, and laburnum, and the effects of grafts upon root stock. When he first read The Origin of Species, Rivers was led to consider the growth of trees over several years and how patches of young seedlings began equally, but in successive years were dominated by a few that grew taller or rooted more deeply, outstripping the others. “You should live near a large nursery and your mind would find abundance of food,” Rivers wrote (3 February 1863). Darwin thought the example illustrated his evolutionary principles perfectly:What you say of seedlings conquering each other well illustrates the ‘struggle for existence’ and ‘natural selection.’ I have often looked at a crowd of natural seedlings with just such feelings and reflections as yours. (14 February 1863) At the time of this letter, Darwin was actively at work writing, and gathering data for, his hard-evidence sequel to the Origin – The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Rivers is referenced in multiple places in the book. Rivers’ particular report on the “20,000 or 30,000” ash seedlings, which Darwin mentions in this letter, is in fact cited in Ch. XII. And subsequent to this letter, Rivers also provided Darwin with the information he so sought about the weeping Elm (by custom raising seedling at Darwin’s request) – the which again is also cited in Ch. XII. Darwin letters so strongly linked to the central Ideas of Evolution are Rare in commerce.

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        35-star US flag

      1863. (WEST VIRGINIA). Thirty-five star printed U.S. flag. No place: 1863. Printed wool flag measuring 37 1/2 by 26 inches, with five-point stars arrayed in a seven-star, five-row, straight-row pattern; top and bottom stripes red, blue canton extends to the seventh stripe and rests on the eighth [white] stripe. Floated and framed, entire piece measures 47 by 37 inches. $18,500.35-star printed American flag commemorating West Virginia statehood, the last official flag during the Civil War, with provenance indicating it was flown to mourn the deaths of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley.""West Virginia became the second state, following Maine, to break away from an existing state, precipitated by the refusal of most of its counties to be party to Virginia's secession. In 1861, West Virginia found Virginia's secession illegal and formed a new state government in Wheeling, even electing two senators to Congress… President Lincoln approved West Virginia's Enabling Act at the end of 1862, with the caveat that abolition be written into the state's constitution. And on June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state"" (Keim & Keim, 124). The 35-star flag was officially replaced two years later, after Nevada became the 36th state in 1864 (Nevada's flag did not become official until July 4, 1865). Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson served under the 35-star flag. The arrangement of the stars in straight rows, as with this flag, became popular during the Civil War: ""the collective visual effect… is, therefore, one of hypnotic rhythm"" (Mastai & Mastai, 123). Included with the flag is a note of provenance handwritten by Minerva Lester Power of San Francisco, dated February 12, 1952, and reading: ""This flag was first flown when Lincoln was nominated for the Presidency, in front of the Z.P. Davis on Spring St., Nevada City [California]. The house, the oldest in Nevada City, having been built in 1853 by Z.P. Davis, the pioneer gunsmith who crossed the plains in a covered wagon, arriving in Nevada City, Oct. 17 – 1850, with wife and child, Clara Adelaide Davis (later Mrs. A.W. Lester), the first white child to enter California from a covered wagon. This fact has been definitely established March 1926, through the efforts of the N.S.G.W. [Native Sons of the Golden West] and the Marysville Democrat. When Lincoln fell the victim of an assassin in 1865, it was draped and hung out in the same place, where it had hung before to do him honor. It was not again unfurled until President Garfield met the same fate as Lincoln in 1881. When President McKinley passed away the old flag was for the third time put on the same mast being again draped in deep mourning."" The nomination of Lincoln that is referred to in the note is the June 1864 nomination for his second term in office. An 1867 directory for Nevada Township lists gunsmith Z.P. Davis as residing on Spring Street, with business premises on Broad Street (Bean's History and Directory of Nevada County, California, 140); also included is a newspaper clipping detailing the history of the flag and hand-dated 1897.The flag shows considerable wear from being flown. The blue canton has faded to buff and has been repaired with two cotton patches, each measuring approximately two by seven inches, as well as being darned with white cotton thread. An additional five inches of darning occur on the fly end of the second (white) stripe. Only one brass grommet, typical of Civil War flags (see Keim & Keim, 93), remains at the top of the hoist. A wonderful Civil War flag with exceptional provenance.

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        Das Leben Muhammed's - Nach den Quellen popul

      Hannober, Carl R

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        Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration. 2 Volumes

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - 2 volumes. Photo frontispiece. Complete - 5 plates (incl photo) and folding map. Extremely rare. Half calf and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Raised bands on spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Splendid Invitation by the Corporation of London to the Ball at Guildhall (1841-1910, King of Great Britain) & ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)]

      1863 - on the occasion of their visit and the then Prince of Wales being given the Freedom of the City, three months after their wedding on 10th March 1863, beautifully printed in colours on embossed paper, and including both their coats of arms topped by the arms of the City, with facsimile signature of the Chairman of the ball, (Sir) Francis Wyatt Truscott (Lord Mayor, 1879-1880), made out for Mrs. Stewart, 10" x 12

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        Delightful carte de visite photo signed underneath (of Denmark, 1844-1925, Queen of Edward VII)]

      1863 - showing her full length in her wedding dress, 4" x 2

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        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas

      Gilt decoration to spine and boards, gilt top edge. xlviii, 447pp. Frontis. Complete with all plates and plans as called for. 1st edition 1963. Extremities slightly worn. Inner hinges neatly reinforced.

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

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - Two Volumes, 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1 blank]; [8], 295 pp. Complete with half titles, uncut, original purple-brown pebble grained cloth, title gilt, blind panel to the boards. [light wear] Folding map as frontispiece to Volume I [closed tear], plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to Volume two. .Burton appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, believed it possible to render the region "not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies." Casada writes that Burton’s publication of the book as A F.R.G.S - 'A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society' 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 Nile’s sources." Further the dedication states, "To the true friends of Africa- not the ‘Philanthropist’ or Exeter Hall." Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work, even though it was already known that there was gold in Africa, Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, drew public attention to develop gold mining in Africa. Ref. Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Excellent Set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NECESIDADES DE LA CIRCULACION Y DE LOS VECINOS DE LAS CALLES Con Respecto Á La Vía Pública Urbana, Y Manera De Satisfacerlas.

      (Madrid: n.p. ca 1863). A rare pamphlet which presents in detail Cerdà's ideas on urban planning, with specific focus on the importance of efficient circulation and the design of intersections and thoroughfares to maximise it.  Over the previous decade Ildefons Cerda had created and published his remarkable plans for expanding the city of Bacelona beyond its recently demolished medieval walls and into the surrounding fields. The basic street plan for this urban extension, referred to as the Eixample,  was in the form of a grid.  Its most original and remarkable feature, however, was the opening up of each intersection by chamfering the corners of each building to a sufficient depth to make each intersection take the form of an octagon instead of a square. This innovation met with strenuous opposition from both architects and property developers. In this pamphlet Cerda attempts to counter those objections and demonstrate how his system works to improve circulation for both pedestrians and vehicles.  The main text first appeared in three instalments (numbers 13-15, second series) of the "Revista de Obras Publicas". The present separate version, printed from the same setting of type, has several important additions.  The introduction, for example, which extends for a full page of small type, is completely lacking from the periodical version.  It refers directly to the attacks Cerda's proposals had received and  his determination to defend and advance his ideas. A two-and-a-half page appendix dealing with commercial and industrial transportation is also added to this separately published version, along with another paragraph inserted into the main text providing additional commentary.  It seems likely that Cerdà had this version printed for separate distribution as part of his efforts to build public support for his ambitious and controversial plan.  Rare.  4to (29 x 21.5 cm); 21 pp. + 2 folding plates. Contemporary plain blue wrapper (nearly detached front wrapper only); pages nicked, frayed and dog-eared; inner margin of one plate torn and repaired with minor loss. .

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        Letters to a Civil War deserter who escaped to Canada

      Edmeston, [New York], 1863. Unbound. Very good. Two letters: one two-page letter and one four-page letter. Both have mailing and storage folds. Clean and legible. Centerfold of one has a split mended with what appears to be archival repair tape. Both letters were written by Waterman Burlingham, a New York farmer, to his son, Horace, in Canada. Horace deserted from the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in April, 1863 along with 43 other men. One letter also includes notes from Horace's mother, and sister. While the letters provide Horace with family information, it Waterman's desertion information that is significant: "We received a letter from you last spring which informed us that you was . . .safe and sound on Canada grounds, which we was very glad to dear. I felt some afraid, that you would meet with difficulty in the attempt to cross over. I am sorry to have you from home . . . but under the circumstances glad that you are safe from arrest, which you would not have been any where in the States The Provost Marshal by the name of Cole living in Albany, came to the flats [and] arrested John Sivcet, Bradley Sheldon, Seymour West, and John Yates, put hand cuffs on them & was off in a hurry. . . . The Marshall said to Coons that he had 200 names of Deserters on his list, & orders to take all that he could hear off he said his territory went as far west as Rochester, . . . now a word of advice to you don't you be enticed by no man or woman to cross back into the states, a man in some office of the government, left with a large amount of money and went into Canada a short time ago. Some of these city officers that understand catching men tracked him to Canady & . . . and got him to cross over into this States, & then snapt him and if they find out where you are, they will play sharp in some way. . . . Don't you write to anyone, anything that will hurt Richard E. Seill, you know the law makes him accountable for any breach of trust if he is Post Master, don't let any body know that he harboured you, or informed you what was agoing on, or any one else keep everything to yourself, for if Barrett or Tresdell should find out that any one helpt you or done any act that they could get an advantage of they would probably take it, so be very careful when you write to any one."

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        Galerie complète des tableaux des peintres les plus célèbres : Raphaël. - Oeuvres complètes de Raphaël Sanzio

      First Edition. Illustrated book of 355 engraved plates reproducing the works of Raphael. spine imaged with gaps, tears and marginal gaps on the boards, some small interior foxing. Rare together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Firmin Didot frères, fils & Cie Paris 1863 24,5x32,5cm 3 volumes brochés

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        Während der Dauer der Michaelis Messe auf dem Roßplatz hat Unterzeichneter die Ehre mit seinen sehr gut dressirten wilden Thieren täglich mehrere Vorstellungen zu geben, ein einer eigens elegant decorirten Arena. Sämmtliche wilde Thiere sind gut dressirt und abgerichtet von einem Kinde von 4 Jahren. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Boese.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, ca. 1863. Plakat auf grünem Papier. Oben mit Holzschnitt (13 x 23,5 cm), das Kind inmitten wilder Tiere darstellend. Blattgr.: 65 x 44 cm. Das angeführte Programm ist durchaus bemerkenswert, wenn auch mit dem heutigen Jugendschutzgesetz nicht vereinbar: Erste Abtheilung: Eine dressirte Riesenschlange. - Ein Paar Nielschweine. Zweite Abtheilung: Das Kind wird sich mit einer schwarzgestreiften Hyäne, welche den geehrten Herrschaften gewiß als das bösartigste, gefräßigste und rachsüchtigste Raubtier bekannt sein wird, zeigen, und die schwierigsten Productionen ausführen. Erstens wird sich dieselbe auf das Kommando des Kindes zu dessen Füßen legen und dasselbe sich oben darauf setzen, dann wird sie auf Verlangen dem Kinde einen Kuß geben und zuletzt das Fleisch aus dem Munde desselben nehmen. - Die Hyäne hört auf den Namen Cäsar. Dritte Abtheilung: Producirt sich das Kind mit einem russischen Rohr-Wolf, welcher sich sehr schwierig zähmen läßt, und wohl selten ein Wolf gezähmt und abgerichtet gesehen wurde. Das Kind kann mit dem Thiere machen, was es will. Es giebt dem Kinde auf Kommando einen Kuß und nimmt das Fleisch mit einer solchen Bescheidenheit aus der Hand, wie das zahmste Hausthier. Vierte Abtheilung: Ein ausgebildetes Rhinoceros oder Maskenschwein, welches mit der schwarzgestreiften Hyäne und dem russischen Rohrwolf in einem Centralkäfig lebt. Zum Schluß: Die berühmte Somnambüle. - Obere Ecke des Blattes mit einigen kleinen Löchlein, sonst tadelloses Exemplar. Bücher de

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        Vierseitiger eigenhändiger Brief, dat. Skt. Moritz 25.7.1904. Lieber Herr Architekt! Pardon den Bleistift den(?) ich schreibe in aller Eile.

       18 x 11(22) cm. Interessanter Brief, betreffend Einkäufe bei Antiquaren, bzw. Antiquitätenhändlern in Zürich, Luzern, Bern ect. Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria von Österreich-Este (18. Dezember 1863 in Graz - 28. Juni 1914 in Sarajevo) war österreichischer Erzherzog und seit 1896 Thronfolger von Österreich-Ungarn. Seine Ermordung war der Auslöser des 1.Weltkrieges. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Franz Ferdinand Österreich Este Thronfolger Artstetten Erzherzog

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        La réligieuse. Texte intégral publié avec une préface et des notes par M. Maurice Tourneux et illustré de compositions originales à l'eau-forte par M. Martin van Maele. En-têtes et ornements gravés sur bois par M. Eugène Dété. Mit zehn handkolorierten...

      ...Radierungen von Martin van Maele mit als Extrasuite beigegebenen je zwei Zuständen in schwarz-weiß zwei Holzstichvignetten von Eugène Dété zu Textbeginn und -ende, jeweils mit separat beigegebenem Zustand. - (Ein fast neuwertiges Exemplar in einem hervorragenden Meistereinband.) Späterer handgefertigter Meistereinband (242 x 168 x 61 mm) aus nußbraunem Maroquin auf Holz, der glatte, leicht gerundete Rücken mit blindgeprägtem Titel in Versalien, oben kleiner und waagrecht der Verfassername zu den Deckeln hin mit einer blindgeprägten Linie abgesetzt. Die Deckel mit dreimal zwei senkrechten, parallel verlaufenden blindgeprägten Linien, dazwischen sanft nach innen gewölbte breite Rinnen. Stehkantenverzierung aus gold- und blindgeprägten Linien, Innenkantenverzierung ebenfalls aus gold- und blindgeprägten Linien. Spiegel und doppelte Vorsätze aus mattrotgrundigem Marmorpapier. Originalumschläge vorn und hinten beigebunden. Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten unbeschnitten handgestochene zweifarbige, mittelsymmetrische Kapitale. Signiert auf zweitem fliegenden Vorsatz vorn oben "Effer". Originaler, angepaßter Schuber mit Lederkanten, bezogen mit wolkigem Marmorpapier (249 x 171 x 71 mm). Nr. 20 von zwanzig in der Presse numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (A) auf "Papier Impérial du Japon" mit allen zehn Originalradierung in drei Zuständen, von denen jeweils der erste von Hand koloriert ist Vorzugsausgabe (B, 30 Exx.) auf Japan enthält nur je zwei Zustände, die Normalausgabe einen Gesamtauflage: 250 Exemplare.Martin van Maële (i.e. Maurice François Alfred Martin, 12. Oktober 1863 - 5. September 1926), ein vor allem für sein erotisches Werk bekannter französischer Zeichner und Illustrator, arbeitete in Brüssel und Paris. - Edition originale. Reliure plein maroquin brun, dos lisse orné du titre à la verticale en dorure à froid, les plats avec deux creux ondulés, limités par dorure à froid, tranche supérieure dorée, les autres tranches non rogné, première et deuxième gardes de papier marbré, couverture conservée. Reliure signé Effer. Un des vingt exemplaires sur Papier Impérial du Japon avec les eaux-fortes en trois états. Exemplaire en parfait état. - Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustationen. Monod 3793. / Effer (Binder). Vorzugsausgabe auf "Papier Impérial du Japon" - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Fine Autograph copy of his poem 'Excelsior' (Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882, American Poet)

      1863 - signed in full and dated, the poem was originally composed in 1841 so this must have been written out for someone, 1 side oblong 8vo., The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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