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        Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.

      London: Edward Stanford,, 1864. Octavo. Original pebble-grained blue cloth, printed paper label to spine and front cover, boards panelled in blind, brown coated endpapers. With the initial blank leaf. Partly erased ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine toned and fraying at tips, occasional finger mark or spot to contents. A very good copy. First edition of Jevons's first work on logic, one of two pamphlets (the other was The Substitution of Similars, 1869) in which he developed the calculus presented by Boole in An investigation of the laws of thought (1854). Jevons had already consulted Boole before sending him a copy; in a letter of 1863 he recorded,"I have written on the subject to Professor Boole, on whose logical system mine is an improvement. In his answer he does not explain away an objection I had raised against his system. He seems to think that my paper [viz. Pure Logic] probably does not contain more than he himself knows, this being a common failing of philosophers and others; but still he tells me very civilly that if I think still that there is anything new in my paper I ought to publish, which of course I shall do one way or another before long." Jevons's principal advance was to reduce the operations of the Boolean calculus to a mechanical procedure. He here stood at the start of a road that led to the modern application of logic in computer-programming; he himself designed a "logical abacus" and "logical piano", ancestors of the computer which performed the operations of the revised Boolean calculus and whose mode of operation had affinities with the use of a truth-table.

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        Friendship album of Princess Anna of Hesse-Darmstadt.

      Mainly Darmstadt but including Altenburg, Bad Homburg, Bad Kissingen, Baden-Baden, Berchtesgaden, Berlin, Erdmannsdorf/Fischbach, Frankfurt, Hohenschwangau, Munich and other places, 1852-1864. - 12mo (83 x 129 mm). 84 ff. containing entries by more than 230 personages. With one engraved devotional lace picture, one small pen-and-ink drawing, and one dried flower. Contemporary half calf over wooden boards; both covers elaborately decorated with ornamental plating and inlays of bone, brass, and mother-of-pearl (front cover very slightly cracked and brass plating loosened at the top left corner). Pocket in inside of lower cover; sheath with original thin pencil. Narrow gilt rules to spine. A single central clasp. All edges gilt. Remarkable, wide-ranging friendship album of Princess Anna of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-65), only daughter of the Hessian general Karl of Hesse and Princess Elizabeth of Prussia. In May 1865 she married Grad Duke Frederick Francis II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin but died of puerperal fever a week after the birth of her only child. Both her parents as well as her later husband have signed her album. - The entries are mainly by members of the European aristocracy, including Archduke Albert of Austria-Teschen (1817-95), Czar Alexander II of Russia (1818-81), Princess Alice of Great Britain (1843-78), Duke Frederick of Anhalt (1831-1904), Countess Charlotte Fugger (1830-76), Gustav Prince of Vasa (1799-1877), Prince Henry XXII Reuss-Greiz (1846-1902), Helena Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess of Orléans and Chartres (1814-58), Duke Joseph of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868), Joséphine de Beauharnais, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1807-76), Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans, Comte de Paris (1838-94), King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1912), King Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811-64), Princess Sophie of Orange-Nassau, Grandduchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1824-97), Countess Théodolinde of Württemberg, Princess of Leuchtenberg (1814-57), Princess Therese of Oldenburg, née Nassau Weilburg (1815-71), Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834-1906), and many others. The later "Swan King" Ludwig II has signed his name twice: once as a six-year old, together with his mother Marie Friederike of Prussia (1825-89), and again as a twelve-year-old, alone. Other entries by children include Mary Victoria Hamilton (1850-1922), who would marry Prince Albert I of Monaco in 1869, and the later ethnologist, zoologist and botanist Therese of Bavaria (1850-1925). Other contributors from the field of science and scholarship include the explorer Adalbert von Barnim (1841-60), the geologist Wilhelm von Branca (1844-1928), and the theologian Carl Heinrich August von Burger (1805-84). - Pages numbered in pencil up to p. 160 by a later hand. Provenance note on the final page of text (p. 133) by Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg (1850-1922): "This book belonged to the Grand Duchess Anna of Mecklenburg née Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt; it was later given to Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg in Dezember 1919 [.]". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Teilnachlaß bestehend aus 78 eigenh. Werkmanuskripten, -skizzen und 3 eh. Bearbeitungen (zusammen 792½ SS.), 191 eh. Briefen und Postkarten, 11 eh. Notizbüchern (zusammen 11699 ½ SS) und 435 Photographien u. a. sowie 986 hs. bzw. ms. Briefen und Postkarten von Künstlerkollegen, Familienmitgliedern und Freunden (zusammen 2725 SS.) sowie zahlreiche Photographien und Dokumente. Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1870-1932. Diverse Formate. - Beiliegend 101 gedruckte Werke und Bearbeitungen des Komponisten. Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1910-1925. Zusammen 1142 SS.

      - Umfangreicher Teilnachlaß des Musikers und Komponisten (vgl. ÖBL, Kosel u. Dt. Musiker Lexikon, alle in DBA I 765, 89 bzw. DBA II 814, 9-11). Geboren am 26. März 1864, studierte Liftl Waldhorn, Klavier, Musikgeschichte und Harmonie am Wiener Konservatorium und wurde u. a. von Anton Wunderer (1850-1906) und - wie in unserem Nachlaß dokumentiert - Franz Krenn (1816-1897) in den Fächern Kontrapunkt und Komposition privat unterrichtet. Im entsprechenden, für den Nachweis der Studien erforderlichen Zeugnis bescheinigt ihm der Komponist, daß sein Schüler "mehrere Compositionen verfaßt und dieselben mit großer Geschicklichkeit instrumentiert und dadurch gezeigt [hat], daß er nicht nur jedes einzelne Instrument kennt, sondern auch ihre Verwendung im Orchester zu behandeln versteht [.]" (Zeugnis, dat. 15.V. 1890). Seine Studien an der Horakschen Schule fortsetzend, absolvierte Liftl anschließend den Staatsprüfungskurs und 1892 die Lehramtsprüfung, bei der - wie aus vorliegendem Zeugnis hervorgeht - Franz Krenn (s.o.), Leopold Landskron (Komponist, 1842-1900) und Eduard Hanslick (Musikwissenschaftler und Kritiker, 1825-1904) seine Prüfer waren. Seine musikalische Begabung führte Liftl ans Theater an der Wien und auf zahlreiche Konzertreisen. Als Musiklehrer zudem am Piaristenkonvikt in Wien tätig, lernte er, der auch privaten Musikunterricht erteilte, u. a. die junge, aus Mähren stammende Musikerin Wilhelmine kennen, die er 1904 ehelichen sollte. Nach einer Fehlgeburt im Frühjahr des darauffolgenden Jahres sollte die Ehe bis zur Geburt von Helga (7.VII. 1909) kinderlos bleiben. Bis 1920 am Piaristenkonvikt, war er nach 1921 an der Theresianischen Ritterakademie tätig. Wie aus dem mit "Repertoire des Burgtheaters" betitelten Kalender (dat. 1. Mai. 1903) hervorgeht, war Liftl auch als Bühnenmusiker für über 400 Theaterstücke (die alphabetisch verzeichnet sind) am Burgtheater und - wie aus einem Brief seiner Gattin kurz nach Liftls Tod ersichtlich ("Vom Theater war er wohl schon 2 Jahre pensioniert, machte aber für seine Kollegen noch sehr gerne öfter in der Oper oder Burg Dienst [.]" (Br. v. Mina Liftl an Karla und Jaro v. 5.IX. 1932) - an der Oper tätig. Sein kompositorisches Schaffen von der Operette ‘Die Lügenwaage’ bis hin zu Walzern, Märschen und verschiedenen Tänzen umfaßt an die 100 Titel. Erwähnenswert sind weiters seine hier gleichfalls vorliegenden Bearbeitungen von Werken Bachs, Mozarts, Schuberts, Wagners u. a. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George McClellan

      January 1864. Autograph Letter Signed <I>“Geo B McClellan,”</I> one page, 5.25” x 8.25”. Orange, [New Jersey], no date, but penned in January 1864, Tuesday PM. To Edwin Bartlett Esq., 5th Ave Hotel [New York City]. Fine condition.<br /> <br />In full, <I>“My Dear Mr. Bartlett, Your kind note inviting me to attend your Whist party reached me this afternoon. I am very busy just now in writing against time – being engaged in preparing a Chapter on Western Virginia to accompany the New York Edition of my Report, so that I fear it will not be in my power to avail myself of your kindness. Mrs. McC unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs Bartlett & yourself. With my sincere thanks for your thoughtfulness. I am your friend…”</I><br /> <br />Whist was a card game, a forerunner of bridge, which was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. New York businessman Edwin Bartlett, U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Peru from 1838-1840, was married to the former Caroline Harrod, niece of Thomas Boylston Adams, youngest son of President John Adams.<br /> <br />On January 13, 1864, the House of Representatives “Resolved, That ten thousand copies of the official report of Major General McClellan (not including the accompanying documents) be printed for the use of the members of the present house.” The 38th Congress had authorized publication in late 1863 of “Organization of the Army of the Potomac. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the report of Gen. George B. McClellan upon the Organization of the Army of the Potomac, and its campaigns in Virginia and Maryland, from July 26th, 1861, to November 7th, 1862.” The government publication omitted parts of McClellan’s “Official Report.”<br /> <br />An “Abstract and Analysis in Advance of Publication” first published in “The New York Commercial Advertiser” and then in “The New York Times” on January 5, 1864, began: “The report is dated New-York, Aug. 4, 1863. It begins with an illusion to the results of the victories in Western Virginia, which, we learn, were won not at all in connection with any general cooperative plan of action…” Newspaper reports of Gen. McClellan’s early battle victories in western Virginia had propelled him to the status of a national hero. The “New York Herald” headlined an article about him “Gen. McClellan, the Napoleon of the Present War.” Ostensibly, this excerpt published in advance of the government printing, resulted in McClellan quickly writing “a Chapter on Western Virginia” which became an introductory chapter (as well as part of the title) of his soon-to-be published Report. <br /> <br />“Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: to which is added an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia with Plans of the Battle Fields” by General George B. McClellan was published by Sheldon & Co. in New York in late February 1864. Boston, Chicago, and Washington editions of variant titles and different lengths were also published in 1864.<br /> <br />On March 2, 1864, the “Hartford Daily Courant,” under the heading “New Books,” reviewed McClellan’s “Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: to which is added an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia with Plans of the Battle Fields.” In part, “This is a full and complete edition of the report of General McClellan, dating from the time of his first connection with the Army of the Potomac. It also contains an introductory chapter relative to the campaign in Western Virginia…” This is the chapter McClellan was “very busy” writing at the time he was invited to the Whist party by Edwin Bartlett. The 38th Congress published the report in 1863. The “Courant” further notes, “Much interesting matter is embraced in this edition which was omitted from the one issued by the government … The volume will have a wide circulation, and will lead to a much clearer understanding of many points over which there has been infinite wrangling. Published in one elegant octavo volume by Sheldon & Co., No. 335 Broadway, N.Y….”<br /> <br />On August 31, 1864, General George B. McClellan was nominated for President at the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago. McClellan’s publication of his “Report” was used by his supporters while the government’s publication was used against him by those who favored Lincoln. Reviewing McClellan’s book, poet James Russell Lowell, editor of “The Atlantic Monthly,” noted, “The Report is a political manifesto, and not only that, but an attack on the administration which appointed him to the command, supported him with all its resources, and whose only fault it was not sooner to discover his incapacity to conduct aggressive political movements.”<br /><br />

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        LA FORZA DEL DESTINO OPERA IN QUATTRO ATTI

      LUIGI MARINONI, PARIGI 1864 - ITALIANO Opera con musica del maestro G. Verdi, Ufficiale della Legion d'Oro. Buona leggibilità dei testi e pagine con alcune macchie di umidità e con piccole becche su entrambe gli angoli fino a fine volume. Copertina parzialmente strappata con becca superiore; dorso logoro.

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        Journal 'D' of William D. Olmsted & Co. September 1, 1863 through June 29, 1864

      [ Genessee County, New York ]: Not published, 1864. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. 360 numbered pages plus notations on endpapers. Folio (9 x 13 3/4 inches). Stamped reverse calf with leather with diced leather reinforcements on the edges and center of spine. Three compartment labels on the spine: "Journal | D | W.D.O. & Co." the middle on red leather, the others on brown. Marbled endpapers. "W. D. Olmsted & Co. Journal D" inked on flyleaf. Entirely manuscript journal/ledger in multiple hands with additional notes on the blank endpapers. Sound, if worn. Boards. Beer's work "Our County and it's people, A Descriptive work on Genessee County, New York", 1890 includes the following biographical note on William D. Olmsted: "Olmsted, William D. p. o. Oakfield, N. Y., was born in Le Roy, February 19, 1832, a son of Stephen and Barbara (Parmelee) Olmsted. His father was a native of Vermont and came to Genesee county at an early day, with less than one dollar in money and an axe, and took up land in Le Roy; he died in 1883. W. D. Olmsted was educated at Cary Collegiate Seminary and Old Round House at Le Roy. After finishing his schooling he engaged in the milling business. As an upright, trustworthy citizen Mr. Olmsted has established an undoubted claim, and his interest in the good of his town and its people is worthy of note. His wife was Frances A. Parmelee, who has borne him two sons - Carlos P. and Herbert W." The journal records many interesting items. One entry J Lathrop & Co [bankers in Le Roy] draft $1000 Sep 1,, 1863. Another J Lathrop & Co. to cash: "To this amt Pennsylvannia money" for $150. Many transactions with certain kinds and amounts of lumber - we see pine, oak, hemlock, black walnut moulding, etc. Projects include doors, windows, sash, coffin, clapboards, shingles, norway [pine?], bead, moulding, matched, lath bundles, etc. Many mentions of Batavia Yard (lumber yard?). Each transaction with named customer or supplier, amount, and details about what was being sold/purchased. Mention of turning, machine work, sawing, etc. Hundreds of names of customers, private and institutional. Oddities like glazing street lamps, ash for a cider press, ballusters, and the normal like railroad/railway and cartage charges. That's in the first 50 pages or so we scanned through. A quick flip through finds on p166 "To paid for a soldier" $5, use of saw, and 223 feet of culls. Shortly after Bot. Sleigh Shoes. A wealth of research possibilities into a type of business not often found.

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        THREE PEN DRAWINGS OF THE CAPTAINS AND TWO UNION OFFICERS OF THE CSS ALABAMA AND THE USS KEARSARGE IN JULY, 1864, AFTER THEIR BATTLE OFF THE COAST OF CHERBOURG].

      Cherbourg, France. 1864. - Three pen and ink drawings, between 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 and 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Matted and framed. Occasional marks from adhesive residue at edges of images, otherwise fine. Three pen and ink portraits of the captains and two Union officers of the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in Cherbourg harbor in July 1864, after a duel between the two ships in the English Channel the previous month resulted in the sinking of the Alabama. Each drawing is signed "Galland" in the lower left corner and dated "Cherbourg. Juillet 1864" in the lower right. Pierre- Victor Galland was a French decorative artist, active from 1843 until his death in 1892. The two captains, John Winslow and Raphael Semmes, are depicted in civilian dress, while the two Union officers, identified as Lieuts. Smith and Wheeler, are outfitted in their uniforms. Each portrait is set on the Cherbourg harbor embankment, the men with their backs to the water. The Battle of Cherbourg was one of the more unusual incidents of the Civil War. In June 1864, the Federal sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, commanded by Capt. John Winslow, tracked the Confederate raider CSS Alabama under the command of Capt. Raphael Semmes across the Atlantic, and trapped the ship in the French port of Cherbourg where it had docked for repairs. With nowhere to go, Semmes challenged the Union sloop to a ship-to-ship duel, which Winslow accepted. On June 19, 1864, The Alabama was escorted into international waters by a French ironclad, and in the ensuing battle was sunk by the Kearsarge. The surviving Confederate sailors were rescued by the Union ship and an amalgamation of French and English boats. Those picked up by the English were taken to Southampton and evaded capture. Thousands of French spectators gathered on the heights above Cherbourg to watch the battle, and the event was memorialized in a painting by Edouard Manet that now hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Attractive portraits of the key men in an exotic naval episode of the Civil War.

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        [THREE PEN DRAWINGS OF THE CAPTAINS AND TWO UNION OFFICERS OF THE CSS ALABAMA AND THE USS KEARSARGE IN JULY, 1864, AFTER THEIR BATTLE OFF THE COAST OF CHERBOURG]

      Cherbourg, France, 1864. Three pen and ink drawings, between 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 and 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Matted and framed. Occasional marks from adhesive residue at edges of images, otherwise fine. Three pen and ink portraits of the captains and two Union officers of the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in Cherbourg harbor in July 1864, after a duel between the two ships in the English Channel the previous month resulted in the sinking of the Alabama. Each drawing is signed "Galland" in the lower left corner and dated "Cherbourg... Juillet 1864" in the lower right. Pierre- Victor Galland was a French decorative artist, active from 1843 until his death in 1892. The two captains, John Winslow and Raphael Semmes, are depicted in civilian dress, while the two Union officers, identified as Lieuts. Smith and Wheeler, are outfitted in their uniforms. Each portrait is set on the Cherbourg harbor embankment, the men with their backs to the water. The Battle of Cherbourg was one of the more unusual incidents of the Civil War. In June 1864, the Federal sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, commanded by Capt. John Winslow, tracked the Confederate raider CSS Alabama under the command of Capt. Raphael Semmes across the Atlantic, and trapped the ship in the French port of Cherbourg where it had docked for repairs. With nowhere to go, Semmes challenged the Union sloop to a ship-to-ship duel, which Winslow accepted. On June 19, 1864, The Alabama was escorted into international waters by a French ironclad, and in the ensuing battle was sunk by the Kearsarge. The surviving Confederate sailors were rescued by the Union ship and an amalgamation of French and English boats. Those picked up by the English were taken to Southampton and evaded capture. Thousands of French spectators gathered on the heights above Cherbourg to watch the battle, and the event was memorialized in a painting by Edouard Manet that now hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Attractive portraits of the key men in an exotic naval episode of the Civil War.

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        Contes à Ninon [ Edition originale ] A Ninon - Simplice - Le Carnet de Danse - Celle qui m'aime - La Fée Amoureuse - Le Sang - Les Voleurs et l'Ame - Soeur-des-Pauvres - Aventures du Grand Sidoine et du Petit Médéric

      1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Librairie Internationale, Paris, s.d. [ 1864 ], 1 f. , 320 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du premier ouvrage publié par Emile Zola, bien complet des couvertures et du dos d'origine, dans la version de premier tirage mentionnant le prix de 3 francs. Etat très satisfaisant (sans le feuillet de faux-titre, dos lég. passé, très petits mq. de papier en marge des 2 premiers ff., et de 7 ff. en fin d'ouvrage, qq. rouss., cachet d'ex-libris de Pierre Gossin, bel état par ailleurs pour cet exemplaire parfaitement relié). Vicaire, VII, 1195 Français

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        Arcanes célestes de l'Ecriture Sainte ou Parole du Seigneur dévoilés, ainsi que les merveilles qui ont été vues dans le monde des esprits et dans le ciel des Anges. Ouvrage d'Emmanuel Swedenborg publié en latin de 1749 à 1756, et traduit par J. F. E. Le Boys des Guays. [Avec] Index méthodique

      Saint-Amand, à la librairie de la Nouvelle Jérusalem et Paris, chez M. Martel, Treuttel et Wurtz, 1841-1864. - 16 tomes en 6 forts volumes et 2 volumes d'index, soit 8 vol. In-8, demi-chagrin bleu à coins, dos lisses ornés, têtes dorées, toutes tranches dorées pour l'index. Initiales B. L. en pied des dos. Bel ex. (Petits frott. aux dos. Qq. rouss.) Edition originale de la traduction française du grand ouvrage d'Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), personnalité étrange, scientifique de premier plan, tour à tour poète et littérateur, avant ses visions et sa révélation mystique des années 1740. Paru en latin, à Londres, entre 1749 et 1756, Arcana Caelestia, se présente comme une exégèse de la Genèse et de l¿Exode et une révélation du sens caché des Ecritures. C'est l'ouvrage fondamental de Swedenborg, la plupart de ses autres livres n¿en sont que des répétitions ou des extraits, comme le Traité du Ciel et de l'Enfer et le Traité des correspondances. L'Oeuvre de Swedenborg et sa théorie des correspondances entre le monde spirituel et le monde matériel exercera en une forte influence sur les écrivains et les poètes romantiques français de Balzac à Baudelaire. A la fin du XVIIIe siècle, quelques années après sa mort, de petites communautés de lecteurs, commencèrent à étudier et à propager son enseignement formant des sociétés théosophiques en Angleterre, en Suède, aux Etats-Unis et en France qui s'organisèrent bientôt en églises. Jacques-François-Étienne Boys des Guays (1794-1864) est le fondateur en 1837, à Saint-Amand dans le Cher, de l'une des premières églises françaises consacrées au culte swedenborgien de la Nouvelle Jérusalem. Il est le dernier et le plus complet des traducteurs de Swedenborg et mit dit-on 7 ans à achever son travail de traduction, se servant d'une plume d'or en signe de déférence pour l'écrire (Julien Vinson, Les religions actuelles, 1888, p. 564.). Les Tomes XI et XII portent au titre la mention : publié par un disciple (L. de Z.) [ pour Lino de Zaroa ] des doctrines de la vraie religion chrétienne. Rare ensemble, avec les deux volumes de tables alphabétiques et analytiques renvoyant aux quelques 10837 paragraphes qui compose l'ouvrage. Ex-dono manuscrit sur une garde du premier volume et sur l'un des volumes de tables. Les n° des paragraphes sont aussi reportés à l'encre dans la marge supérieure des pages. Caillet 10455. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Miserables

      New York: Carleton, 1864. Unrestored early edition in one volume. Brown publisher's binding almost detached. PO inscription (1865) on free endpaper. Text block stained, but intact. Good.

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        Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Poesie der Alten Araber.

      Hannover: Carl Rümpler,, 1864. Octavo (240 x 155 mm). Early-20th-century blue cloth, gilt-lettered red morocco label and gilt fleur-de-lys to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge red. Frequent Arabic types. Shelf-mark label to spine, ink stamp of the Institut Catholique de Toulouse to the title page and p. 39. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine darkened, faint soiling to covers, marginal browning, the occasional spot or mark. A very good copy. First edition of this foundational study of early Arabic poetry, from the collection of Louis Desnoyers (1874-1928), noted professor of oriental languages at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse, with his ink-stamp to the title page. Nöldeke worked almost entirely from unpublished manuscripts holdings in the libraries of Berlin, Gotha, and Leiden. His account discusses the Mu'allaqat, the Lamiyat al-'Arab of al-Shanfarah, Ibn Qutaybah's Tabaqat al-Shu'ara', and works by lesser-known figures such as Arabian Jews and Mutammim ibn Nuwayrah, many of which are printed in the original Arabic. Nöldeke (1836-1930) was one of the greatest Semitists of the 19th century. He also wrote a highly influential study of the Qur'an, and numerous grammars. One of his main theses was that much early Arabic poetry was written at a later date. Uncommon: no copies traced at auction.

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        Des Anglo-Affghanen John Campbell (sonst Feringhi Bascha) Wanderungen und Abenteuer unter den wilden Stämmen Centralasiens. Von ihm selbst mündlich erzählt und niedergeschrieben von H. O. Fry.

      Leipzig, Syk'sche. 1864 - XIII + 210 S. Priv. HLwd. der Zeit, mit aufgezogener OBrosch. DEA. - V. u. erste und letzten Seite stockfleckig, St. a. V., Ebd. berieben, ansonsten gutes Expl. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L&#146;Obole des conteurs. Par Mrs Jules Simon, Méry, Théophile Gautier, Elie Berthet, Edouard Fournier, Léon Gozlan, de Bragelonne, X.-B. Saintine, P. Juillerat, G. de la Landelle, Amédée Achard, Aurélien Scholl, Emmanuel Gonzalès, Hipp. Lucas, Francis Wey, Paul Féval, Eug. Muller, Ponson du Terrail, Albéric Second, Ch. Deslys, Etienne Enault, Gustave Chadeuil, Frédéric Thomas, Michel Masson.

      Hachette et Cie (Imprimerie Générale de Ch. Lahure) 1864 - Petit in-8 (19 x 12,7 cm), faux-titre, titre, 520 - 4 pp., demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos à nerfs orné, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Stroobants, dos passé marron). Edition originale. Ex-libris de Jean-Adrien Mercier, avec sa devise Librorum Flos Illibatus. Catalogue de la Bibliothèque des Chemins de fer en fin d&#146;ouvrage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dolomite Mountains: Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, & Friuli in 1861, 1862, & 1863.

      London, Longman, 1864, 8vo bella legatura in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli rinforzati, dorso finemente lavorato con titolie fregi dorati , taglio superiore in oro, pp. XX-576 e con sei tavole + due carte geografiche ripiegate. Numerose incisioni in legno nel testo, le sei cromolitografie sono : Monte Civetta con il lago e il villaggio di Alleghe, il Catinaccio, il Sasso Lungo e il Sasso Piatto, il Pelmo dal monte Zucco, la Croda Malcora presso Cortina, Castel Pietra in Primiero e due grandi carte geografiche colorate intitolate : "Map of the South Eastern Alps" e "Geological Map of part of the district of Predazzo, St. Cassian, and the Seisser Alp in South Tyrol". Stupenda descrizione delle Dolomiti per ricchezza di tavole e notizie di questa prima edizione della più importante opera a carattere turistico che contiene oltre a notizie storiche e delle ascese ad alcune vette, un interessante capitolo scientifico (geografia, mineralogia, geologia). In eccellenti condizioni.

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        History of American Manufactures from 1608-1860. 3 vols. Philadelphia, Edward Young

      1864 - 3 vols. 8vo, 642; 654; 574pp, recent cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RACCOLTA DELLE OPERE IDRAULICHE E TECNOLOGICHE.

      Torino, Tipografia Eredi Botta, 1864. In-4 p. (mm. 292x208), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli super. dorati, conserv. brossura orig., pp. 332; 552; con 11 tavv., più volte ripieg. e f.t., fra cui: 1 carta topografica per la navigazione interna del Milanese - 1 planimetria e profilo del canale di Pavia - 1 carta del corso del fiume Po e della laguna di Venezia - 1 carta topografica dell'Alto e Basso Milanese - vari tipi e dettagli di sostegni sul canale di Pavia. In questa raccolta figurano: “Saggio storico-idraulico sulla inalveazione del torrente Redefosso - Storia dei progetti e delle opere per la navigazione interna del Milanese con memorie e descrizioni dettagliate - Memoria sulla nuova teoria del moto delle acque, ecc.”. Con qualche lieve fiorit. e ingialliture per la qualità della carta; due tavv. restaur. per strappo, ma buon esemplare.

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the Account of a Journey from Teheran Across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand, performed in the year 1863.

      London, John Murray. 1864. 8vo, .2cm, The First edition. xvii,[i],443p., with 12 plates including frontis, rear folding map, coloured in outline, in contemporary half crushed brown morocco, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt border decorations and center floral device decorations in the panels, gilt titles, gilt rules on the boards, pebbled cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers, a fine bright clean sound copy attractively bound. (tgc) Wilson 234. Ghani 381. Sykes (History of Exploration) 246: 'a celebrated journey in disguise across Persia to Bokhara and Samarkand'. 'Of considerable value' (Baker). The frontis of 'Dervishes at Bokhara' gives some idea of the author's disguise as a dervish through much of his travels, the original goal of which was to determine the sources of the Hungarian language. His description of the peoples and their customs is most interesting.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 original Wisden rebound w/o wrappers excellent conditio

      1864. For sale here is an original 1864 Wisden which has recently been beautifully rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine and the title and year in gilt to the spine. The binding is identical to several others we are listing and has been done by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The original wrappers have not been preserved but the book is otherwise complete. The title page has had a tiny amount of restoration to the page edges but otherwise the contents are entirely unrestored, complete, original and in very nice condition with just the odd spot or mark but really in excellent condition. As a bonus, the book is signed ""to the reader"" page by Charles Pardon, the editor of the Almanac from 1887 to 1891. The book doesn't appear to be a presentation copy but appears to have been Pardon's own copy. A very rare book in excellent condition, brilliantly rebound, with the added bonus of the signature and offered at a very competitive price.

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        [Coded Letters from a Civil War Draft Dodger]

      Pittsburgh, PA & Eden, Ontario, 1864. Very good +. Two autographed letters signed, each on pages measuring about 8" by 5". The first written in pencil, and [2] pp. only on one sheet. The second written in ink on a folded sheet with additional double-sided page laid in, amounting to [6] pp. Also included is one original mailing envelope, measuring about 5" by 2.75". Overall very good plus; pages folded for mailing; ink a bit faded, but clean and readable. Two letters from a young man named Henry Henderson Hannan (1844-1879) to his sister and mother. In the first, dated Oct 8, 1864, Henry begins in code to his sister: "X 0118 7TXU 75 95 N," and above this code is written a transcription of the text: "I address this to you thinking it would be safest..." Hannan describes the friends he has made in his current location (not mentioning where), and describes an arrangement with a man named Ed who will bring him correspondence from his sister. On the reverse side of this page is written a second letter from a week later – incidating that this sheet is likely his sister's transcriptions of two letters rather than the originals. Hannan reports feeling he'd "done wrong in staying here so long [because] drafted men went from Roane Co. to Dixie last week." He notes he's heading next to Pittsburgh. The following letter is almost certainly the original copy, written in ink in a different hand, with transcriptions in pencil in previous letters' hand. Addressed this time to his mother and beginning in normal English script, the letter is dated Oct. 23 and details his arrival in Eden, Ontario (across Lake Erie from Pittsburgh and Ohio). He explains his trip cost "only $63.65," and emphasizes that "I do not, nor do you, begrudge it since it has saved my scalp." After describing his worries about finding work (as he appears to intend to stay indefinitely), he reverts to the coded language to report news he likely deems sensitive: dates, places, and names of people who have helped him along the way. A fascinating and informative set of letters, detailing the not uncommon experience of Northern men who fled their states to escape the drafts enacted by Lincoln, which took the form of a quota for each state. Hannan's letters reveal the guilt and anxiety of this process as well as the daily events that enabled him to avoid the war. After the war ended, Hannan returned to his native Swan Creek, Ohio, where he worked as a land emigration agent.

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        Contes à Ninon [ Edition originale ] A Ninon - Simplice - Le Carnet de Danse - Celle qui m'aime - La Fée Amoureuse - Le Sang - Les Voleurs et l'Ame - Soeur-des-Pauvres - Aventures du Grand Sidoine et du Petit Médéric

      J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Librairie Internationale 1864 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Librairie Internationale, Paris, s.d. [ 1864 ], 1 f. , 320 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du premier ouvrage publié par Emile Zola, bien complet des couvertures et du dos d'origine, dans la version de premier tirage mentionnant le prix de 3 francs. Etat très satisfaisant (sans le feuillet de faux-titre, dos lég. passé, très petits mq. de papier en marge des 2 premiers ff., et de 7 ff. en fin d'ouvrage, qq. rouss., cachet d'ex-libris de Pierre Gossin, bel état par ailleurs pour cet exemplaire parfaitement relié). Vicaire, VII, 1195 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Maine Woods

      Ticknor and Fields 1864 - Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1864, true first edition with the April, 1864 advertisements with the last referring to The Thirteenth Volume. One of 1,650 copies. Thoreau born in 1817, accomplished much during his short life dying at the age of 44. He was an abolitionist, tax resister, a pioneer of civil disobedience and conscientious objection, anarchist, environmentalist and believer in simple living. Today, Thoreau is regarded as one of the foremost American writers, both for the modern clarity of his prose style and the prescience of his views on nature and politics. His memory is honored by the international Thoreau Society and his legacy honored by the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, established in 1998 in Lincoln, Massachusetts. His most famous work was &#147;Walden&#148; published in 1854. He was and continues to be extremely influential. A list of those acknowledging his influence includes Gandhi, J. F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tolstoy, Sinclair Lewis, Hemingway and many, many more. This book, The Maine Woods, recounts his trips through the Maine Wilderness in 1846, 1853 and 1857. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are timeless and valuable on their own. But his impassioned protest against the despoilment of nature in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our own time. What would he think if he retraced his steps today? This book, 328 pages plus 22 pages of advertisements, is in good condition. The top and bottom of the spine are missing about 4mm each. The top of the spine is missing the cloth on the left hand side 13mm long by 5mm wide. The green cloth has come away from the joint between the spine and the front cover in three places for about half of the book. The wording on the spine has faded. Nevertheless, the book is very sound and square without a hint of looseness. A label with a previous owners name is pasted on the inside of the front cover. The pages of the book and the printing are in great condition with no hint of staining or foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Archer's Register

      London, Shrewsbury, and Birmingham: Howell, James & Co.; Adnitt and Naunton and others, 1864-1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Editor. Complete set of 42 volumes in original green cloth of slightly varying shades with gilt stamping. 150-300pp. (Lake and Wright p. 331). A Near Fine set with mostly sharp gilt, clean interiors, and sturdy bindings. A few issues have light dampstaining or wrinkling to contents, small staining to covers, dings, or tender hinges here and there, marginal notations, but the set is generally in great shape. Very first issue 1864 inscribed with editor (James Sharpe, who initially dropped his last "e" in early issues) and publisher's compliments on half title. A complete run (the publication was on hiatus from 1868-1876) of a notable British archery publication compiling results from the UK, the US, and British colonies with original articles covering everything about the sport from the Chinese long bow to 14th Century archery. Contains diagrams, illustrations, contemporary ads for all manner of products, and-- from 1893 on-- numerous photographs showing individuals and groups of both sexes with their equipment. Especially striking are the photos of rows of Victorian-era ladies in their petticoats outdoors with fierce-looking bows strung, of which there are many. Very rarely available for sale. Only a few complete sets in worldwide institutional collections according to OCLC.

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        Traité Elémentaire de Chimie Médicale comprenant quelques notions de toxicologie et les principales applications de la chimie a la physiologie, a la pathologie, a la pharmacie et a l'hygiène par Ad. Wurtz ... Vol. I: Chimie Inorganique - Vol. II: Chimie Organique

      Victor Masson wt Fils - Parigi, 1864. Francese 1,74 Due volumi della seconda metà dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con elementi decorativi incisi a secco, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato, alcuni segni di sfregamento, tagli puntinati in marrone, pagine in ottimo stato, poca gora. Illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, nel I volume I tavola, fuori formato, ben piegata, con analisi spettrale di alcuni elementi chimici a colori. I e II volume del Traité Elémentaire di Chimie Médicale. USATO

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the Account of a Journey from Teheran Across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand, performed in the year 1863.

      London, John Murray. 1864.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, .2cm, The First edition. xvii,[i],443p., with 12 plates including frontis, rear folding map, coloured in outline, in contemporary half crushed brown morocco, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt border decorations and center floral device decorations in the panels, gilt titles, gilt rules on the boards, pebbled cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers, a fine bright clean sound copy attractively bound. (tgc) Wilson 234. Ghani 381. Sykes (History of Exploration) 246: 'a celebrated journey in disguise across Persia to Bokhara and Samarkand'. 'Of considerable value' (Baker). The frontis of 'Dervishes at Bokhara' gives some idea of the author's disguise as a dervish through much of his travels, the original goal of which was to determine the sources of the Hungarian language. His description of the peoples and their customs is most interesting. .

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        Our Mutual Friend...With Illustrations By Marcus Stone.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Piccadilly, [May, 1864 - November 1865]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, [2], [8], [2], 8, [4], [2], [2], [2], [4]; 16, 33-64, 4, [2], [2], [4], [2]; 16, 65-96, [1], [2], [4], 8, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4, [1], [1], [4], [2], [4]; 16, [1], 129-160, [2], [2], [2]; 16, 161-192, [1], 4, 4, [1], [4], [8], 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [1], [2], [1], [2], [4], [2]; [2], 16, 257-288, [2], [4], [4], [4], [1], 8, [4]; 16, 289-320, xi, [1], 4, [4]; 16, [1], [1]-32, [2], 4, [1]; [2], 16, [1], [1], 33-64, 4, [4], [2], [2]; 16, 65-96, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4; 16, 129-160, 4, 4; 16, [161]-192, 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [2], [4], [8], [2]; 16, [1], 225-256, 4, 4, [2]; 16, 257-309, [viii], [2], [2], 4, [2], [1], [2], [2], 40 wood engraved plates. Original printed green wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads and slips on teal, green, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a half green morocco and green cloth pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional green cloth portfolio with flaps. The backstrip of the case has sunned to a sumptuous saddle-brown, and the individual parts are in very good condition, with only slight wear to wrappers and edges, internally they seem almost to have never been read. A complete set missing only a few ads mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver, with no visible signs that ads have been removed, and includes ads not mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver. First edition in the original parts. The wood engravings and cover designs were for the first time charged to the skillful hand of Marcus Stone, the orphaned son of an old artist friend who worked in the "sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration" (OxfordDNB). Our Mutual Friend was Dickens's last completed novel, written slowly due too increased occasions of illness, and a serious railway accident. Similar to Bleak House and Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend comprises the usual social satire, elaborate plotting, and sweeping views of contemporary society, differing most notably in the positive outcome of the central love stories. Eckel 96. Hatton and Cleaver 345-370.

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        Ralph Waldo Emerson Autographed Signed Letter.

      Autographed letter signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The letter reads, "Concord 8 Feb. 1864 Dear Mrs. Botter, In obedience to your request send to me through my daughter, I enclose this paper. yours faithfully, R.W. Emerson." Double matted and framed with a photograph of Emerson. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17.5 inches. A very attractive piece. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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        Dictionnaire Erotique Moderne par un professue de langue verte

      Imprimerie de la Bibliomaniac Society. Hardcover. Freetown (Bruselles), 1864. 12mo, 319 pp., couverture rigide / hardcover. No. 103 of 300. Grave frontispice de Felicien Rops. La tres rare premiere edition du dictionnaire erotique de Alfred Delvau. Delvau a publie deux dictionnaires, ce qui est le premier et le second etant Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte: argots Parisiens Compare. Il s'agit de la plus rare des deux, avec seulement huit des 300 exemplaires originaux survivants dans les institutions (les sites d'OCLC plusieurs entrees, avec huit participations au total). Une copie tres bien conserve, avec d'excellentes contenu. Relie en bougran rouge plus tard avec lettrage dore. Professionnel de reparation de la bande de charniere a la page de titre. Frontis presente avec une certaine rousseurs marginales. Tres bon etat general. S'il vous plait nous contacter pour des photos ou des informations supplementaires. Etched frontispiece by Felicien Rops. The extremely scarce first edition of Alfred Delvau's erotic dictionary. Delvau published two dictionaries, this being the first and the second being Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte: Argots Parisiens Compares. This is the more scarce of the two, with only eight of the original 300 copies surviving in institutions (OCLC sites multiple entries, with eight total holdings). A very well preserved copy, with excellent contents. Bound in later red buckram with gilt lettering. Professional tape repair to hinge at title page. Frontis present with some marginal foxing. Very good condition overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1864. First Edition.

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        Arizona. Original Document Regulating Gambling in the Counties. Signed By Governor John Goodwin and Two Other Major Leaders, November 9, 1864

      Prescott, [AZ], 1864. Slight variations in text from the printed published the next year (1865). Possibly W. Claude Jones copy. The printed version adds: "shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage of this act." Two page document signed by Governor John Goodwin, President of the Legislative Council, Coles Bashford and W. Claude-Jones who was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Page one measures 9 1/2" x 15; Page two measures 10 1/2" x 15". Included is the original bill number (46) signed by James Anderson who was the official clerk of the House. It measures 4" x 5 1/4". This remarkable document is important for several reasons. First, it can be compared for minute differences with the actual printed forms of both the Journals of the First Legislative Assembly as well as the Acts, Memorials and Resolutions which were published the following year (1865). The goal was to both exclude minors (under age 21) from losing their hard earned money as well as helping each county to collect $100 a month for each table at which gambling took place. This helped pay the Sheriff and other officials' salaries. It was not until the 24th Territorial Legislature that Governor Joseph H. Kibbey demanded the abolishment of gambling which was one of two major obstacles in Arizona's quest for statehood (the other was relating to the easy removal of State Supreme Court Justices by a simple vote). Of course, it was not until 1988 when the Federal Indian gambling Regulatory Act became law that gambling then become legal in the state on Indian reservations.

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        Arizona. Original Document Regulating Gambling in the Counties. Signed By Governor John Goodwin and Two Other Major Leaders, November 9, 1864

      Prescott, [AZ], 1864. Slight variations in text from the printed published the next year (1865). Possibly W. Claude Jones copy. The printed version adds: "shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage of this act." Two page document signed by Governor John Goodwin, President of the Legislative Council, Coles Bashford and W. Claude-Jones who was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Page one measures 9 1/2" x 15; Page two measures 10 1/2" x 15". Included is the original bill number (46) signed by James Anderson who was the official clerk of the House. It measures 4" x 5 1/4". This remarkable document is important for several reasons. First, it can be compared for minute differences with the actual printed forms of both the Journals of the First Legislative Assembly as well as the Acts, Memorials and Resolutions which were published the following year (1865). The goal was to both exclude minors (under age 21) from losing their hard earned money as well as helping each county to collect $100 a month for each table at which gambling took place. This helped pay the Sheriff and other officials' salaries. It was not until the 24th Territorial Legislature that Governor Joseph H. Kibbey demanded the abolishment of gambling which was one of two major obstacles in Arizona's quest for statehood (the other was relating to the easy removal of State Supreme Court Justices by a simple vote). Of course, it was not until 1988 when the Federal Indian gambling Regulatory Act became law that gambling then become legal in the state on Indian reservations.

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        Our Mutual Friend...With Illustrations By Marcus Stone.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Piccadilly, [May, 1864 - November 1865]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, [2], [8], [2], 8, [4], [2], [2], [2], [4]; 16, 33-64, 4, [2], [2], [4], [2]; 16, 65-96, [1], [2], [4], 8, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4, [1], [1], [4], [2], [4]; 16, [1], 129-160, [2], [2], [2]; 16, 161-192, [1], 4, 4, [1], [4], [8], 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [1], [2], [1], [2], [4], [2]; [2], 16, 257-288, [2], [4], [4], [4], [1], 8, [4]; 16, 289-320, xi, [1], 4, [4]; 16, [1], [1]-32, [2], 4, [1]; [2], 16, [1], [1], 33-64, 4, [4], [2], [2]; 16, 65-96, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4; 16, 129-160, 4, 4; 16, [161]-192, 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [2], [4], [8], [2]; 16, [1], 225-256, 4, 4, [2]; 16, 257-309, [viii], [2], [2], 4, [2], [1], [2], [2], 40 wood engraved plates. Original printed green wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads and slips on teal, green, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a half green morocco and green cloth pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional green cloth portfolio with flaps. The backstrip of the case has sunned to a sumptuous saddle-brown, and the individual parts are in very good condition, with only slight wear to wrappers and edges, internally they seem almost to have never been read. A complete set missing only a few ads mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver, with no visible signs that ads have been removed, and includes ads not mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver. First edition in the original parts. The wood engravings and cover designs were for the first time charged to the skillful hand of Marcus Stone, the orphaned son of an old artist friend who worked in the &#x93;sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration&#x94; (OxfordDNB). Our Mutual Friend was Dickens&#x92;s last completed novel, written slowly due too increased occasions of illness, and a serious railway accident. Similar to Bleak House and Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend comprises the usual social satire, elaborate plotting, and sweeping views of contemporary society, differing most notably in the positive outcome of the central love stories. Eckel 96. Hatton and Cleaver 345-370.

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        Some New Industries for South Australia. Silkworms, Mulberry, Olives, Tobacco, etc., etc

      Adelaide, Rigby, 1864. Octavo, xii (last one blank), 82, [2] (colophon) pages plus 2 lithographs by William Wyatt (a double-page plate of 'Method of training the White Mulberry to a standard' and 'The Reeling Machine'). Original yellow card covers with the plain spine expertly renewed; absolutely trifling surface loss to silverfish; essentially a fine copy with the contemporary blind-stamp of Rigby (as bookseller) on the front flyleaf. Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) was an ardent promoter of agriculture and new industries in South Australia and served as president of both the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Other new industries discussed in the book are Verdigris and Flower-Farming. Ferguson 8971 (pagination incorrect, and the plates are not recorded).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      1864. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        NORTH CLEAR CREEK GOLD & SILVER MINING CO., GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO TERRITORY

      [ New York, 1864. 17pp. Original printed wrappers. Old central vertical fold lines, front wrapper nearly detached. Light dampstaining throughout. Good. A promotional pamphlet including descriptions, letters, and affidavits from various persons concerning the potential of the Henderson Mill in the Colorado Territory. Provides favorable notices of the mining prospects on the Ground Hog Lode, upon which the mill stands and solicits new investors. A scarce, relatively early Colorado mining report.

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        THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST

      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1864. First edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], in publisher's green hexagon-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Bone & Son, Ball 17A) to rear pastedown, [i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40, plates] red-ruled cardstock pp. w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Millais, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear. Printed at the Camden Press, London. Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, upper fr. cover gilt sl. rubbed, & fr. ep. gutter sl. stained); contents Very Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/lt. spotting elsewhere)-this is the green cloth binding, much scarcer than the more common red. White 48-49, Reid 6-7 & 71-72 ("of this superb work much has been written, but it is worthy of all the praise ever bestowed upon it"), Fredeman 95.37, Ray 170, de Beaumont 244, Goldman 311.

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        CIRCULAR. ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, GENERAL ORDERS, No. 32. AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EFFICENCY OF THE ARMY BY THE EMPLOYMENT OF FREE NEGROES AND SLAVES IN CERTAIN CAPACITIES [caption title].

      Richmond. March 11, 1864. - Broadside, 18 x 12 inches. Printed in three columns. Previously folded, with a couple of small separations along old fold lines. Light toning and foxing. About very good. A very scarce and quite interesting broadside circular printing of the act which allowed slaves and free blacks to be used in certain tasks by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, as well as instructions for the conscription and induction of those men into the armed forces. The Confederacy was of course loath to arm any of its slave population, but by 1864 could not spare any further manpower from their infantry to perform menial tasks, and the government therefore passed a law allowing slaves to be used "in certain capacities," such as the construction of fortification, the production of arms, and the transport of materiel. The first coulomb of this broadside comprises a full printing of that law, while the remainder sets forth the rules for the impressment of slaves into military service, for their care while in service, and for the compensation of their owners. A fascinating piece that lays bare the desperation of the Confederacy for labor and supplies in early 1864. Not in Parrish & Willingham.

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        CIRCULAR. ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, GENERAL ORDERS, No. 32.... AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EFFICENCY OF THE ARMY BY THE EMPLOYMENT OF FREE NEGROES AND SLAVES IN CERTAIN CAPACITIES [caption title]

      Richmond, 1864. Broadside, 18 x 12 inches. Printed in three columns. Previously folded, with a couple of small separations along old fold lines. Light toning and foxing. About very good. A very scarce and quite interesting broadside circular printing of the act which allowed slaves and free blacks to be used in certain tasks by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, as well as instructions for the conscription and induction of those men into the armed forces. The Confederacy was of course loath to arm any of its slave population, but by 1864 could not spare any further manpower from their infantry to perform menial tasks, and the government therefore passed a law allowing slaves to be used "in certain capacities," such as the construction of fortification, the production of arms, and the transport of materiel. The first coulomb of this broadside comprises a full printing of that law, while the remainder sets forth the rules for the impressment of slaves into military service, for their care while in service, and for the compensation of their owners. A fascinating piece that lays bare the desperation of the Confederacy for labor and supplies in early 1864. Not in Parrish & Willingham.

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        Traité Elémentaire de Chimie Médicale comprenant quelques notions de toxicologie et les principales applications de la chimie a la physiologie, a la pathologie, a la pharmacie et a l'hygiène par Ad. Wurtz Vol. I: Chimie Inorganique - Vol. II: Chimie Organique

      Victor Masson wt Fils - Parigi 1864-1865, PARIGI - Traité Elémentaire de Chimie Médicale Francese Due volumi della seconda metà dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con elementi decorativi incisi a secco, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato, alcuni segni di sfregamento, tagli puntinati in marrone, pagine in ottimo stato, poca gora. Illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, nel I volume I tavola, fuori formato, ben piegata, con analisi spettrale di alcuni elementi chimici a colori. I e II volume del Traité Elémentaire di Chimie Médicale. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The Scottish Metrical Psalter of A. D. 1635

      Maclure & Macdonald, Lithographers to the Queen, Glasgow 1864 - 229, xxxiv p. Reprinted in Full from the Original Work. Illustrated by Disseratations, Notes & Facsimiles. Respined. Some scuffs to covers and edges of original leather. Discreet library marks. Pages bright. The Church of Scotland approved the text of this Psalter for use by the church in 1650. Originally the work of Francis Rous, he complete his text around 1644. Before the text was approved for use in the Scottish church it was subjected to six years of scrutiny and revision by two different groups of leaders of the church. Every word and phrase was carefully weighed for faithfulness to the original Hebrew texts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With notices of the so-called ?Amazons,? the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature.

      1864 - Second edition. 2 vols. Each with a frontispiece and other plates. 8vo. Original maroon publisher's cloth, gilt; professionally repaired, very good.pp. xvii, 386; vi, 413,London, Tinsley Brothers, Dedicated to his Spanish friends in Fernando Po, Burton describes herein his mission to Dahomey, the aim of which had been to end slave raiding and human sacrifice. Despite the presentation of suitable gifts to King Gelele the mission was not a diplomatic success. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Civil War Journal]: Visit to the Armies of the James and the Potomac, Oct. 1864

      1864. Very Good. A remarkable 70-page manuscript journal written by William H. Baldwin, a New England businessman, philanthropist, and abolitionist. Baldwin wrote the journal in October 1864, while on a tour of Union military camps and frontline battlefields in the James and Appomattox River valleys near Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. The journal provides a firsthand account of the activities and conditions of soldiers and of freed African-Americans at City Point, and Baldwin's encounter with both Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, including each of their Signatures which he collected from them on his journey.Born in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1826, Baldwin established a successful import business of woolen goods in 1850 (Baldwin, Baxter and Company). During the Civil War he was a founding and active member of the Ward 11 Boston Soldiers' Relief Commission which was dedicated to providing relief to the families and soldiers of the Army of the Potomac. After retiring from business in 1868, he became president of the Boston Young Men's Christian Union (YMCU) and devoted the rest of his life to philanthropic work for the YMCU and other Boston-based organizations including the Boston School Board, the Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute, and the American Unitarian Association.The closely written manuscript, title in gilt on the front board, provides a detailed account of all the principal places and points of interest on the James and Appomattox Rivers, and other points in the vicinity, where the two armies fought at the end of the Civil War. These include the headquarters of Generals Grant, Meade, and Hancock, Bermuda Hundreds (Butler's Headquarters), and Butler's Dutch Gap Canal (built primarily by African-American troops), Deep Bottom, and Aiken's Landing (where prisoners were exchanged.) Of the condition and activities of the Union Army, he writes: "Here at City Point as far as the eye can reach you see but one vast array of army tents, for camps and hospitals, while on every side you behold lines of military wagons and ambulances going to and coming from the front continually -- by day and by night."Baldwin gains audience with General Grant at City Point ("with his felt hat, dark suit, without the slightest military rank -- with the ever present cigar") and gives a dramatic firsthand account of the meeting: "In conversation with Gen. Grant one cannot help being struck with his extreme modesty ... With a clear and decided tone he spoke in the highest terms of our Generals in the Field ... He talked hopefully and with full confidence in the future movements of our Armies. He had but a few minutes (before my first conversation with him) received a dispatch from ... Sheridan, and with a voice which showed the emotions of his heart he said -- 'Sheridan tells me that he has not only fed his Army all along his route from rebel supplies but reports to me a balance in hand of 3000 cattle.' It was a glorious dispatch to us, but made much more so by hearing it from him ... The great question with our Patriotic People is -- 'when is Gen. Grant going into Richmond?' Gen. Grant has an object far above the mere fact of 'going into Richmond' as he plainly stated in our interviews with him. I said to him, 'I suppose you do not state when you want to go into Richmond,' to which he replied, 'I want to go into Richmond, but I want to destroy their Army.'"Baldwin also provides a vivid firsthand account of the activities of freed slaves, in which he includes much of their spoken dialect (transcribed to the best of his ability), especially that of preachers at evening meetings: "At City Point and all along our lines are large numbers of Black families, those who have joined our Armies in their marches through Virginia ... The men -- those not in the Army -- are employed either as teamsters, or laborers, are faithful in whatever position they are placed.""We were strongly impressed with their great religious zeal and earnestness by attending at times their evening meetings for exhortation and prayer. The meetings were held in the open air, not far from Gen. Grant's Head-Quarters ... A candle upon a common pine table, and a lantern hanging from the side of a shed near by, gave light to the men, women, and children assembled. Their rough, crude, ideas of God ... [were] plainly shown by their language of which I will attempt to give you an idea. ...""The first speaker I heard was a stout, hearty, Black man, who began by stating -- 'dat Paul says if you can get de attention of de audience much good can be done -- and dat he would take for his subject on dis occasion -- Life and Salvation, Hell and Damnation.'""He then in language of unequaled eloquence, with oft repeated blows upon the desk, and with the full power of his lungs, impressed upon the minds of his eager listeners -- 'de importance of dere being good Brothers, and Sisters, and not to be such wicked people as you are.' -- 'Dere is lots of wickedness here at City Point, one of de wickedest places on de Earth.'""He said -- 'We are told bout Noah and his family, dey were good people and minded God-Almighty. But dere was lots of wicked people dere dat didn't mind God-Almighty. Dey had horseracing, and card-playing, and God-Almighty told um to stop it, but dey would'nt. Den God-Almighty let de water on de Earth -- cause de people were all so awful wicked.''And de water came up to de first story of de houses, and dey kept on card playing, and horse racing.''Den God Almightly make de water come up to de second story -- and dey kept on card playing, and horse racing.''Den God Almighty make de water come up to de attics -- and den God-Almighty lay back in his arm chair, and hoisted de windows of Jerusalem, and took Noah and his family all in ...'"On another evening the speaker was one of those earnest, zealous Black men, whose style, manner, and language conveys power and lasting impressions. He took for his subject one that most of us have often heard discussed -- the subject of Faith. He went strongly to work to prove that his heavens 'must have lots of faith, faith in de Lord, and dat also de Brudders must have faith in de Sisters, and de Sisters in de Brudders.' He then said, 'We are told dat many years ago dere was a man named Amos, and he hand'nt no faith -- Now one day Amos was up on a high tree, hanging way out on a limb, and de Lord was down on de ground under de tree -- And de Lord look up, - and sing out to Amos, 'Let go dat limb' -- but Amos no hab faith, and no let go.''Den de Lord sing out again -- Amos, I tell you let go dat limb, but Amos no let go dis time. And den de Lord sing out de third time...'Other accounts include Baldwin's meetings with Rebel deserters and prisoners, of the conditions and morale of the Union soldiers, and of the fighting: "Before leaving City Point we could plainly hear the reports, and see the bursting of the shells thrown by the rebels into our lines ... the question of our safety was presented for our consideration... Watching with increasing interest the rebel shells constantly being thrown from Petersburg, we cross the Petersburg and Norfolk Rail-Road and the Jerusalem Plank Road. Arriving at Park-Station we left the cars and proceeded to Gen. Meade's Head Quarters."Near the end of the journal, Baldwin gives an account of several Rebel prisoners: "I took special pains to converse freely and to question [them] carefully ... I asked one of the men how recently he had been paid by their government, to which he replied, he hadn't seen any money for nearly a year, but that it didn't make any difference to him, as their money was so poor he couldn't have 'a decent spree on six months pay.' A very smart appearing Black man who had come into our lines from Richmond, told me that 'his master was an officer in the Rebel army, he acting as his servant. That his master died of wounds received in the service. That just before his death he gave him his freedom papers and one hundred dollars in Silver, but very soon after the authorities at Richmond took from him his papers and money, and put him into the army -- where, he added -- I have staid until this morning when I watched my chance and run away and here I am with Gen. Butler.'The journal concludes with a particularly moving account of his meeting with President Lincoln at the White House: "I called upon President Lincoln by whom I was most cordially received ... From an half hour passed in his presence I became fully convinced that Abraham Lincoln is ... a man of great wisdom, deep, far-seeing penetration, and one whose heart and soul are with his country. I believe it to be the solemn duty of every man who desires to see peace upon a basis of everlasting and universal liberty, to use his influence, be it great or small, for the reelection of Abraham Lincoln. Never, from the first, has my faith been shaken in the ultimate results of this unholy rebellion -- and I do solemnly believe that never was this county so strong, never so near perfection, as today."An historically important and compelling journal by a committed abolitionist who was actively involved in aiding the Union during the Civil War, with notable firsthand accounts of Union troops, Rebel prisoners, freed African-Americans, and his meeting with General Grant and President Lincoln.Detailed list:1. [Manuscript Journal]: Visit to the Armies of the James and the Potomac, Oct. 1864. Quarto. Hand-drawn frontispiece map: "Richmond, Petersburg, and Vicinity in Oct. 1864," and 70 manuscript pages (including 13 manuscript sheets laid-in). Bound in quarter leather and cloth over boards with the title stamped in gilt on the front board. The map (sketched in purple, brown, and black ink) depicts the principal places visited by Baldwin upon the James and Appomattox Rivers, and in the vicinity of the two great armies at that time in the history of the Rebellion. The manuscript pages have been further annotated in ink and pencil by Baldwin. The 13 laid-in manuscript sheets are divided into two sets: "Before using the journal" (eight leaves laid-in at the front) and "After reading the journal" (five leaves laid-in at the back). They were presumably written by Baldwin for the many public readings of the journal that he gave as President of the Boston Young Men's Christian Union.2. LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph Card Signed: "A. Lincoln." Mounted on an octavo sheet of printed Boston YMCU stationary, with a manuscript note by Baldwin: "Written and handed to me Oct. 10, 1864 -- by Abraham Lincoln at his room in the White House. W.H. Baldwin."3. GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph Card Signed: "U. S. Grant / Lt. Gen. U.S.A." Mounted onto an octavo sheet of printed Boston YMCU stationary, with a manuscript note by Baldwin: "Written by Gen. Grant on his pine table in his Head-Quarters at City Point, Va. Oct. 6th 1864 and then and there handed to me. W.H. Baldwin."

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